Punchline Recommends Ciarán Dowd: King Rodolfo

“King Rodolfo is taking over the Queen Dome at the Pleasance this year and it’s a marvel to behold. Since his last Fringe incarnation as a priest in 2019, Ciarán Dowd’s dazzling character has become a high-handed monarch, but how did he become king? Can he take his power to new heights? What’s his morning routine? All our questions are answered with a mix of bravado, beautifully spoken nonsense, and cheeky asides from this Spanish(-ish) lord among men.” 4 stars

Punchline’s Top Edinburgh Fringe Shows 2022

It’s been three whole years since a full Edinburgh Fringe and we’re getting the zoomies just thinking about it! We’ve got a right old mix of classics and new favourites.

How the devil are you, Yuriko Kotani?

I could see the front row burst into laughter, huge laughs continues all the way through at every punchlines I’ve written. Some are crying as laughing too hard

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?”

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 Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

Words by Iain McLaren I first saw Sara Barron at the Fringe last year with her Newcomer nominated show, For Worse. It was a great first year and one she has followed up with another impressive show, Enemies Closer. I love Sara’s energy and American style mixed with her now ingrained British self-loathing. Her abilityContinue reading “Punchline recommends Sara Barron: Enemies Closer”