Punchline recommends Tom Binns: The Club Sets

Words by Iain McLaren If you are looking for a show with a bit of everything then look no further than Tom Binns : The Club Sets. Opening with his unique psychic, Ian D Montfort, he gives us a comical and up-close insight into the spiritual world. You may not believe in psychics but youContinue reading “Punchline recommends Tom Binns: The Club Sets”

Punchline recommends Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band

Words by Suzy Romer I LOVE that Mike Wozniak is a husband who is grumpy in the morning, a dad who does his best with domestic animals and a son who glows when his mum calls him a good boy. The whole audience loves him too. The fact that he is happy to be normalContinue reading “Punchline recommends Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band”

Punchline recommends In Cahoots: Two White Guys

Words by Suzy Romer In Cahoots are a sketch duo (Paul G Raymond and Luke Manning) who provide an easy hour of comedy and a few things to think about afterwards. Their energy is uplifting and takes us on a dazzling tour of worldwide locations including a TV studio in India, a palace in NigeriaContinue reading “Punchline recommends In Cahoots: Two White Guys”

Punchline recommends Adam Riches is Coach Coach

Words by Suzy Romer Adam Riches is a magnetic, dangerous life force and this year he takes us up a league with a fresh kind of total comedy experience. Coach Coach has all the thrills of classic (or at least old and beloved) big budget American movies that flood us with teenage rushes of ambition,Continue reading “Punchline recommends Adam Riches is Coach Coach”

Punchline recommends Lazy Susan: Double Act

Words by Suzy Romer The first sensation of watching Celeste Dring and Freya Parker’s spectacular show is one of being grabbed by the scruff of the neck and whisked into their own parallel universe. It’s initially rather frightening, what with all the psychopaths and criminals, but then you laugh so much you don’t want toContinue reading “Punchline recommends Lazy Susan: Double Act”

Punchline recommends Mae Martin: Us

Words by Suzy Romer Mae Martin is an instant hit with the audience and creates an open, feel-good atmosphere right from the start. Her style of delivery is dreamy but her comedy is spot on. She talks to us about family dynamics, adolescent crushes and nights out. Sound familiar? WRONG, she is a complete originalContinue reading “Punchline recommends Mae Martin: Us”

Punchline recommends Marriage

Words by Suzy Romer Take a dream cast of sketch and comedy performers, a delightful play, a talented director (Russell Bolam) and what do you get? Marriage. Tom Parry’s fresh, energetic adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s 1842 play retains charmingly old-time language and references while maintaining the urgency and scepticism of questions which remain relevant today.Continue reading “Punchline recommends Marriage”

Punchline recommends Phil Jerrod: Neanderthal

Words by Suzy Romer Phil Jerrod presents a good solid set with some insights into life when you are least expecting them. He sets up an immediate, comfortable rapport with the audience and wastes no time before getting on to the good stuff. Starting with his beard and his country upbringing, he takes us onContinue reading “Punchline recommends Phil Jerrod: Neanderthal”

Punchline Recommends BEASTS: Live DVD

Words by Suzy Romer Beasts by name and beasts by nature, these boys are THE FRINGE in a box. Goodness only knows how they have managed to take their silliness and mayhem up a level since last year. I went into this show with high expectations of rampant nonsense and was lulled into the falseContinue reading “Punchline Recommends BEASTS: Live DVD”

Punchline Recommends Aisling Bea: Plan Bea

Words by Suzy Romer This is it. This is Aisling’s year. It’s hardly fair to judge anyone on the wet first night of the Fringe but she owned the audience as soon as they walked through the door. This “gurl” takes us from a back yard in Kildare with her little sister to the brightContinue reading “Punchline Recommends Aisling Bea: Plan Bea”