Edinburgh Fringe reviews hotlist: Dr Brown, Lady Carol, Tiffany Stevenson
The Edinburgh Fringe is known as the world’s biggest arts festival but it could also be considered a time when the glut of reviews reaches epic proportions.
SSP has decided to take a breather from giving comedians' their annual comedy scorecard in 2012 and instead are supplying a daily digest of Edinburgh reviews from across the web to give you the low down on who is picking up the top marks and which publications have cast their stars all over the Royal Mile.
Now we’re not going to find every review, everyday, as frankly there’s a heck of a lot of them published over the next three weeks. Also, we’re not going to be publishing anything other that those who are being tipped for greatness. What we mean here is that we'll only be looking for the 5-star reviews from across the web for the daily digest (and the occasional 4 star reviews may make it in). However if we miss one, ping us an @smallportions and we’ll include it in the one for the next day, or sneak it in somewhere.
Dr Brown – Befrdfgth
London Is Funny kicks off our inaugural list with their review of Dr Brown’s - read between the lines (it’s safer) and you’ll see that they’ve been impressed, or have tried to emulate Hunter S Thomson by taking a shed load of anabolics. Read Dr Brown's Fringe review on London Is Funny.
Also first out of the blocks on the 5-star round-up is the annual fringe comedy site One 4 Review which has racked up three top marks for Lady Carol, Tiffany Stevenson and The Improverts over the opening weekend.
Lady Carol – Lady Carol Must Die
Kicking off our coverage in 2012, ukulele-wielding songstress Lady Carol has been given a huge 5-stars from One 4 Review which describes her new show as ‘a charismatic lady with a huge voice, and a little ukulele has the ability to ensnare he audience’. Read review here.
Tiffany Stevenson – Uncomfortably numb
One 4 Review continue their 5-star giveaway with an equally impressive review of Tiffany Stevenson’s show Uncomfortably Numb. Ladies of a certain vintage will be glad to hear that it’s not only them who can enjoy Stevenson’s show, as everyone had a great time.’ Read lady Carol's review here.
The Improverts - The Improverts
The Improverts also garnered some Edinbrugh star dust with a resounding review of their show at the Bedlam Theatre with reviewer Laura supplying their 2013 poster quote on the opening weekend ‘pure unscripted raucous fun'. Read The Improvert's review here.
Elsewhere, there’s a clutch of four-star reviews on Chortle for Eddie Pepitone’s Bloodbath and David Trent’s show, Spontaneous Comedian, while Broadway Baby has given the improvised musical Showstoppers a resounding four stars along with Christian Reilly and Betrayal of Penguins.
The List has been impressed by Pete Johansson and Simon Evans, rewarding them with four stars each, as well as giving BEASTS a four star recommendations.
More tomorrow as we await the Ed Fringe review machine to truly fire up during the first week.
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