FRINGE PREVIEW – Danny Bhoy, 12 Nights, 12 Charities

Danny Bhoy returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to raise money for local charities We do love comedy at the Fringe and were delighted to hear that Danny Bhoy is returning to perform this year. He’s back for a 12 night run at the Assembly Rooms in 12 Nights 12 Charities. Exactly as the title of […]

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REVIEW – Eat, Pray, Laugh! Barry Humphries’ Farewell Tour


Witnessing the first half of Barry Humphries’ feted farewell tour is a little like stepping into a time machine. One which whisks the audience back to a time when jingoism and racism were fair game for comedians, and when jokes about flatulence raised the roof. Most of this is thanks to Humphries’ infamous Sir Les […]

PREVIEW – Death Row Diva, Summerhall, 22 & 23 March

Whilst Patsy Cline was crazy for trying, fellow Southern belle Crimson Skye’s craziness for killing takes a rather more psychopathic — but fortunately comic — turn in Death Row Diva, a one-woman cabaret monologue running at Summerhall on 22 and 23 March. With only the severed head of partner Ed for company, Crimson Skye promises […]

FRINGE REVIEW: EastEnd Cabaret: Notoriously Kinky, Underbelly


On paper, EastEnd Cabaret sound like they were the result of a particularly surreal spin of the Random Comedy Musical Double-Act Generator. On one hand we have Bernadette, a seductive cross between Liza Minelli and a Bond villiainess; on the other there is Victor/Victoria, a ‘freakish’ half man, half woman, 100% psychotic. Live however, EastEnd […]

REVIEW – The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church, Daniel Kitson (Traverse)


The Interminable Suicide Of Gregory Church sees a welcome return to The Traverse from Daniel Kitson, the Perrier Award winning standup who first performed this charming and insightful monologue at 2009’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With typically self-effacing manner, Kitson is alone on the stage as he recounts the fictional tale of piecing together the fragments […]

REVIEW – To Be Continued, City Cafe.


 To be Continued   comedy improv – 3rd February, City Cafe, Edinburgh.  By Chiara Pannozzo “You make the game what it is,” uttered Sam Irving, one fifth of the improvisational comedy troupe ‘To Be Continued’ as he addressed his audience at The City Cafe last night. In their first show of 2011, the troupe cleverly teamed audience participation […]

INTERVIEW – Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

“You don’t have to be good at art to enjoy it!” Miss Honeypenny is describing Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, the local branch of the worldwide phenomenon started by former artist’s model Molly Crabapple in New York in 2005. “Molly’s great,” says Miss Honeypenny, who has been involved with Dr Sketchy’s Edinburgh for two years now […]

EVENT – The Mating Ritual, The Voodoo Rooms, 22nd July

Ahead of his forthcoming Fringe appearances, compere extraordinaire Desmond O’Connor oversees The Mating Ritual at the Voodoo Rooms this Thursday evening. A boisterous and fun romp through the ages, The Mating Ritual explores the time-honoured relationship between man and woman via a series of brilliantly-choreographed burlesque routines, songs and dance. Performed by burlesque superstars Gypsy […]

FESTIVAL NEWS – Reginald D Hunter to appear at the Fringe

  Edinburgh Spotlight spoke with the excellent Reginald D Hunter today in town, as he prepared to head over to Dunfermline for his show tonight. I could listen to his Georgia accent all day and saw him last year at The Stand and was very impressed.  You may have seen him on television on shows like […]