Edinburgh Fringe reviews Hotlist : Stewart Lee, Tony Law and Dr Brown (again)
Tim Clark7 August 2012
It’s Super Tuesday and we’re searching for superlatives to describe Dr Brown’s show, which has racked up it’s second five-star review in 24 hours.
Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and his singing tiger
Dr Brown’s children’s show, Singing Tiger has also garnered a rave review from Fringe Guru, amassing more stars than GB has gold medals in the last 24 hours. Read the review on the Fringe Guru site.
Tony Law : Maximum Nonsense
Other shows making the five-star grade on Scots Gay include the excellent Tony Law, who is Maximising Nonsense at The Stand once again this year and left his ‘in a beautiful digression into a child like state of bliss’. Aww. Read more, more, more, here.
Stewart Lee : Carpet Remnant World
Stewart Lee has also hit the five-star mark with Carpet Remnant World, where Lee continues his usually high stanrdard of live routine which according to the reviewer, is the best they have ever seen. Link here of course.
Loretta Maine, Bipolar
Rounding up Scots Gay’s fringe offerings is Loretta Maine, whose Bipolar show so feel-good that ‘Maine creates such a luxurious, comfortable atmosphere that everyone in the audience sings along with her’. Read more here.
The Three Half Pints
The Three Half Pints have added their name to the rostrum with a five-star review from Three Weeks, which describes her show, The Three Half Pints as ‘well-executed Monty Python-esque slapstick humour’. Read more at Three Weeks.
Three Weeks followed up their five-star review of Spencer with equally rave review of sketch troupe Vinegar Knickers whose stars Harriet, Sam and Katie ‘carry out the perfect mix of kookiness, craziness and raw bacon’. Read the review here.
Bob Blackman Appreciation Society
Three Weeks rounds up it’s own Five Star rumble with a visit to the Bob Blackman Appreciation Society which is appearing at the Laughing Horse Free Festival’s Meadow Bar, which manages to recreate the chaos of early Reeves and Mortimer in the upstairs of a pub. Read more here :
Mark Thomas : Brave Figaro!
Mark Thomas receives a resounding thumbs up from the Herald with his new show Brave Figaro! Which departs from his usual campaign style of comedy to focus on his family and ‘creates a work of art out of that mix of love and hate’ which makes it well worth a watch. Read the full review here :
That’s your lot for this morning, the flurry of five-stars continues apace tomorrow.
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