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Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Started by JCR, March 03, 2022, 02:22:22 PM

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Crabwalk

Saw Colin Hoult's Anna Mann show last night too. Really funny and ultimately pretty poignant, but she done a crowd work on me which was a nightmare. Not his/her fault, just me going into full self-conscious mode

Brundle-Fly

Colin Hoult should be far more recognised than he is. A real comic talent.

Crabwalk

Ricky Gervais seems to rate him...

Brundle-Fly

Quote from: Crabwalk on August 06, 2022, 03:49:05 PMRicky Gervais seems to rate him...

For all the flack RG gets on CaB, he does always surround himself with great people and gives them a chance to shine.

Malcy

Quote from: Twilkes on August 05, 2022, 06:59:32 AMNot seen them yet, but I went through the children's section for the day we'll be there and will be booking tickets for Chores and Dragons & Mythical beasts, the puppets in that one look spectacular. Other candidates were Brotipo and Carnival Of The Animals but they would just be more of the same. There were a few kids comedy shows in the programme but it feels a bit sparse compared to pre-Covid.

Thank you, will have a look at these.


Frank Wank

I saw Tim Key last night. Just a wonderful response to lockdown. The madness of it all plays so well with TK's act. And he bullied me for not talking properly. Brilliant.

CaledonianGonzo

Lara Ricote
More to come tomorrow - but she's an immediate fucking comedy superstar and if you want to see her in anything that's not an arena you should go go go right now.

WestHill

Quote from: CaledonianGonzo on August 06, 2022, 06:13:16 PMLara Ricote
More to come tomorrow - but she's an immediate fucking comedy superstar and if you want to see her in anything that's not an arena you should go go go right now.

Trying to work out if I can see her at the Hive at 3:20 then hoof it round to the Monkey Barrel studio for Chris Cantrill at 4:20.

CaledonianGonzo

No offence to Chris Cantrill but in imho he can do one.

Crabwalk

Quote from: CaledonianGonzo on August 06, 2022, 06:13:16 PMLara Ricote
More to come tomorrow - but she's an immediate fucking comedy superstar and if you want to see her in anything that's not an arena you should go go go right now.

Sold.

DrGreggles

3-4pm is booked up all week, but I'll see if I arrive early enough to squeeze her in.

ProvanFan

Quote from: Crabwalk on August 06, 2022, 03:36:51 PMThe Police Cops show is fantastic. I saw it last night and I can GUARANTEE you'll have a good time. It's an expanded version of their first show with added cast, songs and scenes.

Best new addition: the orphans.

Yes indeed that was excellent. Relentless stuff.

kitsofan34

#223
Day 2.

Catherine Bohart.
This Isn't For You.
** 1/2 out of 5.

No it isn't for me, you're absolutely right. Bohart has clearly honed this show over the last few years into a tight hour and she performs it with upmost confidence.

But I find the breakup stuff a little boring now, and the style of humour just didn't appeal to me.


Kiri Pritchard-McLean.
Home Truths.
*** 3/4 out of 5.

First twenty, twenty five minutes or so I had tingles. I'd never watched Kiri before so was in awe at her star power.

The first half of the show is bawdy material delivered well, only to pivot quite severely into talking about the hardships of the Welsh language. Now I'm a English loathing Welsh person, I'm dandy, but it felt like the crowd weren't that invested.

She seemed to be able to mix in more gags into the white supremacy material, which helped sneak in the veggies to the audience, so to speak.

An incredibly engaging performer. Also got another free badge. Sat front row.


Patti Harrison.
** out of 5.
Oh dear. It started well and I was thinking to myself, clouded by the cab slating, well this isn't so bad. And then the dirge like info dumps started.

When Patti decides to put gags into her show, they often work perfectly well. The issue is the large proportion of her show that not only doesn't have any laughs in it, but makes no attempt to.

A very half arsed show, reeking of arrogance. She was also late on, which seems to be the case whenever I need to get to another show. I was mortified to do so, despite my feelings about the show, but I actually had to leave (as many did throughout the hour) as her final song began.


Jordan Brookes.
This Is Just What Happens.
*** 3/4 out of 5.

I got there with two minutes to spare, having sprinted through the streets, courtesy of our old pal Pat.

This is a really interesting show. Brookes is someone I'm growing fonder of every show I see him. I really liked the idea of him trying to repress his more out there tendancies as a performer, engaging in polite crowd work that goes nowhere. Sadly this idea does not get developed at all, he instead themes the show around quite the weak premise of being called a "slimeball".

It has a poor finish and is one of Jordan's weaker shows, conceptually. However there's a lot of very solid gags throughout the hour and I think Jordan's one of those acts I'll always make an effort to go see.


Celebrities I saw.
Hugh Davies. KLANG.
Sunil Patel. KLANG.
Stuart Goldsmith. KLANG.
John Robins.

I've not been to the fringe for seven years now but these Patti Harrison reviews are making me want to jump on a train.

It feels like it might go down in CaB folklore, like CaledonianGonzo's mate's Hawaiian shirt at a Liam Williams show.

edwardfog

+1 on Lara Ricote. Already came up in the standup thread but her preview at ARG was one of the best things I've seen all year

Blue Jam

Anyone checking out Sheeps on their limited run? Never seen them. before but I want to see Liam Williams while I have the chance.

Definitely going to check out Police Cops as well. Badass Be Thy Name was gloriously stupid.

WestHill

Sheeps are normally joyously daft with lots of big laughs.

They're not on while I'm up this year but would def be on my 'must' list.

Quote from: Blue Jam on Yesterday at 04:12:13 PMAnyone checking out Sheeps on their limited run? Never seen them. before but I want to see Liam Williams while I have the chance.


I'll be seeing them next weekend, really enjoyed their last run in 2018 (?). Quite meta without being self indulgent as I recall.

Can't tell you how dispiriting these Patti Harrison reviews are. Was the show I was most looking forward to. Couple of friends have a spare ticket at the same time to see Mark Watson, considering whether to bail on PH. @CaledonianGonzo @kitsofan34 is she really not worth seeing at all?

kitsofan34

Edwardfog really enjoyed it, Bob. There are aspects of her performance to like. It just felt quite lazy to me.

Would second the Sheeps recommendation, Blue Jam. Verging on 4 star show territory.

up_the_hampipe

I'm somewhat relieved to hear that others had such problems with Patti Harrison's show. I put a review in the general live stand-up thread and the response I received, plus other glowing comments on social media, made me wonder if I'd missed something. That said, it seemed like a show that would find more of a home with the Edinburgh crowd.