• Published: Aug 24th, 2018
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Edinburgh Fringe Show #17 – Friday 24th August

Ewan is joined by Heather Bagnall & Luke Tudball to talk about the theatre shows not to miss this weekend, while Kate Copstick is missing John Fleming as she finds the comedy gems in the Capital'; all from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Edinburgh Fringe Show #17 – Friday 24th August

Heather Bagnall & Luke Tudball preview theatre for the weekend.
Old BoyThe World War One Wardrobe ProjectWarhol: Bullet Karma, Sisterhood3 Years One Week And A Lemon DrizzleGrace NotesFalklandShell Shock.

Kate Copstick previews comedy for the weekend.
Jessie Cave: Sunrise, Tina T’urner Tea Lady And FriendsScott Capurro: The Problem With Scott CapurroBrendon Burns Mansplainin’, Strictly Carl Donnelly!Al Barrie: The InternationaALVladimir McTavish: 25 Years Of Stand-Up, The Raymond And Mr Timpkins RevueAlfie Brown: LunaticAbigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!, Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose, The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes.

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  • Published: Aug 8th, 2013
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[Review] Lee Camp

* * * * (4 Stars)

Somewhere inside Lee Camp flows the blood of a preacher – but this American is focused far more on the ills of modern day living, but the same excitement and call to action can be heard in his words. Occupying the space carved out by activist comedians before him, Camp comes to the Fringe in 2013 with harsh words for corporate entities, and a rallying cry to individuals.

Camp is still not the finished article, but the Fringe is not always about finding the perfectly cut diamond. There’s no fun in that. The fun is in finding the next big thing while it still has a few rough edges, to watch someone show the passion for their craft. That’s Lee Camp.

I’ve no doubt he’ll want to continue this climb, but the time to see him is now, with all his untempered passion, fire, and brimstone, which still feels unpredictable enough to be a bit wild and dangerous.

* * * * (4 Stars)

Lee Camp
Destruction! Distraction! Evolution?

Just The Tonic, Bristo Square

  • Published: Jun 16th, 2011
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Kate Copstick’s 20 comedians to catch at the Fringe

Edinburgh institution Kate Copstick, like many of us, has sat down with the Fringe program and picked out her favourites – although a nod from Copstick in The Scotsman is more likely to appear on the flyers of the twenty chosen acts than "Ewan says we’re quite nice."

Unless you follow the comedy circuit, a lot of these names are going to be new to you, but I can’t see a duff name in this twenty. I can see some comics that aren’t my cup of tea, but I’ve been known to drink tea with milk without complaining in the past. What I did enjoy about this list was the number of names that were featured in the Edinburgh Fringe Podcast many years ago, and continue to pop up like old friends that only see each other once a year. Acts like Axis of Awesome, Sam Simmons and Andrew Lawrence.

If you need a starting point for the thousand or so comedy acts, Kate’s list is as good a place as any.

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