Fringe Five Star Reviews: Austentatious, Jim Jefferies, Mary Bourke, Helen Arney and more
Tim Clark10 August 2012
It's a Saturday, so here's a dozen or so five-star reviews to keep you from idlying your morning away, starting with Tax Deductible's shit faced Shakespeare.
Tax Deductible: Shit faced Shakespeare
The bard may turn in his grave but possibly only to give himself room to laugh a bit more at Tax Deductible's rendition of his works. Three Weeks have given the show a resounding five-out-of-five. Read the full review.
Jim racks up his second five-star review with The List, which says that his new show 'is stand-up at it's most potent'. Speking of potent, just look at that shirt. Read the full review.
Chris Dangerfield: Sex tourist
Not always a popular way to describe yourself, but Chris Dangerfield manages it perfectly according to Fringe Guru, who say his show has 'got something truly original to say, and a distinct panache in the way he says it'. Read the full review.
Pappys Fun Club
The Daily Telegraph's Mark Monahan is the first of the big guns (as we call the veteran reviewers) to pull out a five star so far, giving Pappys a full thumbs up for a show which 'moves like quicksilver, and the writing wears its cleverness with a marvellous lightness of touch'. Read the full review.
Trevor Noah is back on our daily list, this time courtesy of The New Current which says he is 'the new face of black comedy'. Read the full review.
And so onto The Skinny (which we accidentally missed off our list of who to watch, sorry Skinny). Here's their five-star's from the Fringe so far.
Tony Law: Maximum Noonsense
As regular as a clock strikes mid-day Law is fast becoming an annual reviewers favourite at the Fringe, and why not? The Skinny add to his haul. Read the full review.
The Beta Males in... The Space Race
We might find out whether there's life on Mars soon but until we do, The Skinny suggest we check this foursome out, as their review says, they are 'gloriously silly and endlessly entertaining'. Read the full review.
Helen Arney: Voice of an Angle
See what Arney did there? Turned a heavenly being into an acute point using grammar. It is smart jokes like these as well as love and science-ish stuff which abound in this show which reviewer Elaine Downs says is 'clever comedy at its best'. Read the full review.
Mary Bourke: Hail Mary
Bourke is given five stars for her Hail Mary show at the Stand, with the odd reference to Stwewart Lee for her comedy demeanour - and her willingness to hunt down and kill users of Mumsnet. Read the full review.
On the face of it The Pin doesn't sound like a big draw, but you'd be wrong. As The Skinny puts it, the sho0w is 'refreshingly clever but never obnoxious' again, don't leave town without dropping in to see them. Read the full review.
Eddie Pepitone: Bloodbath
Eddie Pepitone has been hailed as one to watch by reviewer Bernard O'Leary who belives it may be the best solo performance at the Fringe this year. Read the full review.
We start and end with the written word today and what better than an improvised Jane Austen show. Austentatious has been a hit on the London comedy circuit for a while now, but it is also something which you 'simply must fit into your social calendar for the season'. Read the full review.
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