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Comedy Reviews

Edinburgh Fringe 2022 reviews: Ania Magliano / Leo Reich / Chloe Petts

Veronica Lee

Ania Magliano, Pleasance Courtyard 

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Edinburgh Fringe 2022 reviews: Sara Barron / Jayde Adams / Sophie Duker

Veronica Lee

Sara Barron, Pleasance Courtyard 

Sara Barron is known for her no-holds-barred comedy style – or “American energy” as another mum at her son’s school calls it – but in her fast-paced new show she pushes even further, addressing as she

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Edinburgh Fringe 2022 reviews: Kiri Pritchard-McLean / Lou Sanders / Snort

Veronica Lee

Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Monkey Barrel 

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Edinburgh Fringe 2022 reviews: Colin Hoult / Nick Helm / Susie McCabe

Veronica Lee

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann, Pleasance Courtyard 
 

Anna Mann – actress, singer, welder (you’ve got to have a back-up in this business, darling) – is the monstrous creation of Colin Hoult.

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Edinburgh Fringe 2022 reviews: Tiff Stevenson / Seann Walsh / Rosie Holt

Veronica Lee

 
Tiff Stevenson, Pleasance Courtyard ★★★★

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Sikisa, Soho Theatre review - a confident debut

Veronica Lee

Sikisa is a new name on the comedy scene, but trust me you'll hearing and seeing a lot more of the south Londoner with Barbadian roots. Twerk in Progress, her in-progress version of her debut show Life of the Party, is a winning mixture of autobiography and social comment.

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Joe Lycett, Eventim Apollo review - prankster goes long-form

Veronica Lee

Joe Lycett’s career was on an upward trajectory when he took on hosting duties on The Great British Sewing Bee, and the crafting show delivered a whole new audience for his live comedy. But anybody thinking that his sweet-natured wit was all there was to Lycett might be taken aback by some of his stand-up material.

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Ricky Gervais, SuperNature, Netflix review - a provocateur at work

Veronica Lee

Irony can be a trump card for a provocative comic such as Ricky Gervais, and he plays it right at the top of his SuperNature, an updated version of a show he started touring in 2019, which was rudely interrupted by the pandemic and is now his latest Netflix special. 

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Andy Zaltzman, Soho Theatre review - satire on the hoof

Veronica Lee

Andy Zaltzman comes on stage to deliver a short preamble to his show Satirist For Hire. Much of the hour is suggested by the audience as they choose subjects they want him to muse on. Some have emailed before they arrive, others have left it till they arrive at the theatre; one shouts out a suggestion from the bar.

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Brandon Wardell, Soho Theatre review - US comic wings it

Veronica Lee

Brandon Wardell is a big social media star – he has a large following on Twitter and Instagram, YouTube and TikTok – and has in the past appeared as support for fellow Millennial Bo Burnham. And now he is doing a short run at the Soho Theatre.

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