How the devil are you, Helen Bauer?

Who is your favourite cartoon character and why? Do you remember the Disney pixar short ‘The Birds’, well the Big Bird in that that tries to make friends with all the little birds but get bullied by them then ends up surrounded by all of them naked (bird naked aka no feathers) yeah that birdContinue reading “How the devil are you, Helen Bauer?”

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Fringe 2022

Hello! We’re busy creating lists of shows we want to see at this year’s Fringe, and of course we’ll be selecting our Top Shows for your delectation… coming soon. We’ve also got some questions lined up for our favourite acts, and will be keep you posted with new discoveries as we go. This appears toContinue reading “Fringe 2022”

Punchline’s Top Fringe Shows 2021

It´s that exhilarating time of year again and wow have we got a great line-up of live comedy shows for you! There are of course a few changes to watch out for, as you might expect. Most shows are only running for a few nights rather than the whole month, although there are some pluckyContinue reading “Punchline’s Top Fringe Shows 2021”

Punchline recommends Max & Ivan: Commitment

Words by Suzy Romer Max and Ivan have an energetic, funny playfulness that reminds me of Alvin and the Chipmunks. They are quite as adorable and actually much funnier with silly jokes that belie their dazzling professionalism. They always do their homework and they are the kind of act you can absolutely depend on toContinue reading “Punchline recommends Max & Ivan: Commitment”

Punchline recommends John Robins, Hot Shame

Words by Suzy Romer John Robins is a performer who manages to usher us into his very brain in order to perceive life as he does. Given how much he worries and frets, there is a certain mystery in his ability to make this shared experience so laugh-out-loud funny. Some of his greatest worries thisContinue reading “Punchline recommends John Robins, Hot Shame”

Punchline recommends Laura Davis: Better Dead than a Coward

Words by Suzy Romer Laura Davis is a big talent in a tiny venue, with more than a touch of magic. As you enter Bob’s Blundabus passed the bright cosy bar on the lower deck to go up the dark stairs, something flips in your brain and you are ready for anything. Laura Davis ownsContinue reading “Punchline recommends Laura Davis: Better Dead than a Coward”

Punchline recommends Sophie Duker: Venus

Words by Suzy Romer Sophie Duker is one of the hits of the Fringe this year with her star-bright, energetic, idea-packed new show. The moment she comes on stage, her alert, observant manner and scintillating delivery captures the full attention of the audience and creates a fascinating atmosphere of attentive connection which she maintains allContinue reading “Punchline recommends Sophie Duker: Venus”