Dane Baptiste – G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.), 03/08/17, ★★★

Dane Baptiste remains the only Black British act to be nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award, which is one of those things you think must be wrong (not because he isn't great, but because of great performers like Nathon Caton and Stephen K Amos who should have been nominated at some stage too). With a …

Exciting Ones!

I'm on my way to my first two Fringe shows of 2017 at the Pleasance Courtyard. Sara Pascoe at 7pm and Dane Baptiste at 9pm. They're two of the performers that I'm most excited to see this year. I've seen Sara once before and she works with wonderful imagination. She's sold out almost her whole …

Keir McAllister – Hey, You’re Only Cosmic Dust, 26/07/17, ★★★★½

The Stand Comedy Club welcomed Keir McAllister for a preview of his, terrifically named, upcoming Fringe show. It's also probably the best promotional poster of any Fringe show this year, but does the material live up to the advertising and to McAllister's reputation as a fierce political commentator in the world of Scottish comedy. Politics …

James Nokise Fringe Preview – Britain, Let’s Talk About the Golliwogs, ★★★

When the show opens with a Samoan/Welsh man dressed as a Golliwog under the light of a projected head of a Golliwog you might expect that you're in for a challenging and uncomfortable hour of stand up comedy. Nokise's stories of casual racism he's suffered deliver a few earned gasps from the audience at the …