Five Star Fringe reviews: Barry Cryer, Daniel Kitson, Coalition and more
Tim Clark8 August 2012
The round up goes into over drive as more five-stars litter the Edinburgh streets. Here's what we have found on the web this morning.
Boy With Tape On His Face
CHortle make an appearance on our scoreborad for the first time with their review of BWTOHF's new show, which is leaves the audience 'immersed in this world of fun, with every sketch ending on a high, with the simple aim of making the audience feel happy. The cumulative effect – and impressively large-scale show-stopper – creates a euphoric rush of joy.' We're taking that as a must-see then. Read the full review.
Though the show was reviewed by Chortle in Melbourne and not Edinburgh Kitson gets his deserved five-stars for Where Once Was Wonder. SSP caught an early show at The Hob back in March time and loved it then, it's most likey changed considerably since earlier this year but Kitson has returned to comedy (did he ever really leave?) in triumph. Read the full review.
Falsetto Sock Company: Chunky Wollen Nits
Socks, yes socks have made it onto our walk of fame with The Scotsman giving an glowing review for the Review: Falsetto Sock Company: Chunky Wollen Nits at the Gilded Balloon, which left the reviewer so exhausted that she could barely laugh anymore by the end. Well done. Read the full review.
Alfie Brown: Soul for Sale
Despite trying his utmost to look like an '80s hardman on his Fringe poster Alfie Brown has managed to get at least five-stars for his soul from The List, which describes Alfie quite simply as 'the future of British stand-up'. Nuff said. Read the full review.
The Noise Next Door: Bring The Noise
Gigglebeats register their first five-star review of the Fringe so far for The Noise Next Door, which they say show the innovative and unique side of sketch comedy. Read the full review.
Maxwell, a man who so poignantly described the riots last summer has garnered his first five-stars of the Fringe this year from One4Review. This year Maxwell focusses on the Olympics and Scottish Independence. Read the full review.
Andrew Doyle: Whatever It Takes
Andrew Doyle joins the party with his show, Whatever It Takes, which SGFringe describe as a 'masterclass in the art of stand-up comedy and I can’t recommend it highly enough'. Read the full review.
Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden
Fringe review give Cryer and Golden five out of five for their faultless show which is full of 'ageless generosity of spirit. Fine material, expertly tailored, fabulously worn'. Read the full review.
John Robertson - The Dark Room
John Robertson has notched up his first five-star review with his free show at The Hive, the premise of the show is based on a game where people have to find their way out of a dark room but Robertson takes it one step further, which Fringe Guru say is 'innovative, funny, exciting, dark-as-hell experience. Read the full review.
Peacock & Gamble Don't Even Want To Be On Telly Anyway
Peacock and Gamble flirt with comic conventions in their new show, which Fringe Guru describe as a triumph for live comedy. Read the full review.
Lights! Camera! Improvise!
Is simply improv-tastic according to Broadway baby, whosay that 'If you like movies, go and see this show. If you don't like movies, go this this show anyway'. Read the full review.
Thom Tuck, Phill Jupitus, Jo Caulfield, Alistair Barrie and Simon Evans combine for this play which Broadway Baby describe as a production which can rival The Thick of It for hilarity. Read the full review.
Scott Agnew: Tales of the Sauna
Scott's show at The Stand has stood out for delving into the little known world of the gay man's sauna with Agnew praised for dealing with the subject in an unpatronising way. Read the full review.
Dr Brown Befrdfgth
Brown's been at it again, adding to his haul of two so far a third five-star review of his show has appeared courtesy of Broadway baby which describes his show as 'an absolute must'. Read the full review.
The Humble Quest For Universal Genius
The New Current pop into this list with an entry for a game show which pits comedians against each other, and has been described as 'the bastard son of QI'. Read the full review.
Dusty Limits: Post Mortem
Timeout have dipped their toe into the reviewing pool and came up with five for Dusty Limits, who playing the Free Fringe with his show Post Mortem. Timeout describe the show him as 'a consumate wit and assured audience rapport in the service of a terrific set that combines original songs with gorgeous covers. Read the full review.
EastEnd Cabaret: Notoriously Kinky
EastEnde Cabaret also got on the five-star scoreboard with thier show, which Timeout describe their show at the Underbelly as 'consistently strong, with grotesque-yet-endearing personae'. Read the full review.
If you have a five-star review and we haven't added it to the list then ping us a message @smallportions and we'll include it the following day.
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