August 28, 2011

Fringe Reviews

Here are my rating of the Edinburgh Fringe shows I saw this year.
  • Dave Gorman *****
  • Milton Jones *****
  • Jack Whitehall *****
  • Mark Nelson **** 1/2
  • Cambridge Footlights ****
  • Pete Firman ****
  • Andy Parsons *** 1/2 (not bad, just did not live up to my expectations)
  • Mat Ricardo ***

August 14, 2011

August 2011 Update

August in Scotland means only one thing, Festivals.

This month I've been busy going to shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. On 5th August, I saw Dave Gorman doing his powerpoint show. The show was excellent and I highly recommend it. It was a little weird that the show was held in the George Square lecture theatre. I used to have philosophy lectures there that used powerpoint and now I was sitting there watching a comedian use powerpoint.

The following day I watched Hibernian play Sunderland, an English Premier League team. It wasn't the most exciting match, but Hibs were able to hold out for a draw against a much stronger team. After that I saw the "Best of Irish Comedy" show. The show has a different cast each night. That Saturday it was Neil Delamere, Elaine Malcolmson and another Northern Irish comedian with Martin Mor as the MC.

This past Tuesday I saw Milton Jones before going to the Tattoo. Milton Jones is an excellent one-liner. His comedy was pretty intellectual. You needed to listen closely to catch his play on words. I still have tickets to see Jack Whitehall, Andy Parsons and the Cambridge Footlights later this month. I'm also going to see the Scotland vs Italy rugby game at Murrayfield.

Below is a video I took of the Dutch Bicycle Band at the Tattoo.