Iain Connell – Some Buzz (Work in Progress), 16/08/17, ★★½

Iain Connell is one of my comedy heroes. Most famous for creating and starring in Burnistoun alongside Robert Florence, this TV sketch show is responsible for the world famous elevator sketch (Eleven!) and has given Scotland some of our strangest TV characters. It's maybe best described as the alternative Chewin the Fat. Over the past …

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 …