Punchline recommends Harvey, Garvey and The Kane

Words by Suzy Romer Harvey, Garvey and Kane are a smart sketch group who allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. It’s always nice to see three chaps take to the stage in suits but these men can become anyone and anything with no costume changes and virtually no props. We areContinue reading “Punchline recommends Harvey, Garvey and The Kane”

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Punchline Recommends: Lucy Beaumont ‘We Can Twerk it Out’

Words by Suzy Romer Lucy Beaumont opens her show by kindly introducing us to her Hull accent, but you know what? She had us at “hullo”. Right from the start, we find ourselves in a conversational relationship where we are literally expected to say yes and no, and we thoroughly enjoy doing so. This isContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Lucy Beaumont ‘We Can Twerk it Out’”

Punchline Recommends: Tom Toal ‘In Prequel’

Words by Susan Ford Tom Toal performed at the Fringe last year as one quarter of the famous Comedy Reserve, but is back at the festival this year with a full hour to himself. And it’s the best thing TT could have done, as he has written a beautiful, heart-warming, and very funny show. ‘InContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Tom Toal ‘In Prequel’”

Punchline Recommends: James Acaster ‘Recognise’

Words by Susan Ford Twice-nominated for the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, James Acaster is back again this year with another magnificent show. James Acaster is so good at writing comedy, it’s easy to get wrapped up in his whimsical storylines as if it’s real life. In fact, his make-believe life is so intriguing, it wouldContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: James Acaster ‘Recognise’”

An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Jason Cook

Words by Susan Ford Jason Cook is a fantastic comedian, and his show ‘Broken’ was one of the first ones we recommended (read the recommendation here). With the festival now in full swing, I was delighted for the opportunity to catch up with Jason Cook to discuss his shows so far. Hello Jason Cook howContinue reading “An Edinburgh Fringe 2014 Interview with Jason Cook”

Punchline Recommends Carl Donnelly: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly Vol.6

Words by Suzy Romer By the time Carl Donnelly formally introduces himself to the audience, he’s already made friends with us. His relaxed style and lack of pretension make him an instant hit. This is no mean feat because Carl has had a difficult year. He talks candidly about separation from his wife and comingContinue reading “Punchline Recommends Carl Donnelly: Now That’s What I Carl Donnelly Vol.6”

Punchline Recommends: Seann Walsh ’28’

Words by Susan Ford We don’t just recommend Seann Walsh, we absolutely love him! Seann is the only comedian to perform TWICE for Punchline, and his new festival show ’28’ has been at the top of our must-see list for sometime now. Seann Walsh has had a fantastic year since his Best Comedy Award nominationContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Seann Walsh ’28’”

Punchline Recommends: Ian Smith ‘Flappable’

Words by Susan Ford Ian Smith made his debut solo show last year, but 2014 sees him perform in a bigger venue with his even bigger show ‘Flappable’. The theme of the show is uncertainty, a topic which Ian explores admirably and thoroughly. If you were ever unsure about what direction to turn in life,Continue reading “Punchline Recommends: Ian Smith ‘Flappable’”

Punchline Recommends: Clever Peter

Words by Susan Ford Clever Peter have got their work cut out for them this festival, performing two shows a day with very little time in between! Clever Peter’s main show ‘The Dream Factory’ is at Pleasance Courtyard, but they are also taking part in the Free Fringe at City Cafe with ‘Free For All!’Continue reading “Punchline Recommends: Clever Peter”

Punchline Recommends: Hennessy and Friends

Words by Susan Ford Hennessy and Friends skipped a Fringe year in 2013, but 2014 now marks their return to the Festival. Hennessy and Friends are a trio of comedy actors – Steven, Dave and Miranda – who combine to make a very funny sketch act. The show is a free one in Cowgatehead andContinue reading “Punchline Recommends: Hennessy and Friends”