Tag: Comedy

★★★★The Pleasure Is All Ours

Simon Ward reviews It’s a Motherf**king Pleasure at Soho Theatre Following a brief run as part of The Vaults Festival in February, this show comes to the Soho Theatre as a slick, well-worked production. Flawbored are a disability-led company, made up of the night’s performers, Samuel Brewer, Aarian Mehrabani […]

★★★★★Bear Necessities

Simon Ward reviews Average Bear at the Soho Theatre Michelle Brasier’s Average Bear is billed as comedy, and it is frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious, but it is also thought-provoking and devastatingly emotional. Delivered as a mixture of stand-up, songs and ‘bear-lesque’, the audience never quite knows where Brasier’s irresistible banter […]

★★★ Therapist, heal thyself

Simon Ward reviews Let’s Pause There at The King’s Head Theatre This debut play by comedy writers Russell Obeney and Andre Guindisson crams a lot, perhaps a little too much, into its running time of about an hour. In keeping with its therapy-based theme, we are required to […]

★★★★ A Highly Enjoyable Excursion

Simon Ward reviews Alarms and Excursions at Greenwich Theatre During rehearsals for this production of Michael Frayn’s collection of short plays and sketches, the playwright apparently wrote to the director to query whether the various technological devices which conspire to confound and torment his characters were now too […]

★★★★ A Class Act by Jacob Hawley

Emily Pritchard reviews Jacob Hawley’s Howl at the Edinburgh Fringe At the Edinburgh Fringe, which can often seem a middle class bubble, Jacob Hawley’s exploration of the complexities of being working class is a much-needed addition to the comedy line up. He finds humour here without “punching down” […]

★★★★ 20 Years of Laughs

Anna Hadley reviews Reginald D Hunter:An American Facing the Beast and N****s at the Edinburgh Fringe Twenty years later, and Reginald D. Hunter is now an old hand at the Fringe. Although some of the jokes seem a little tired, for the most part he’s still got it. […]

★★★★ Laughing at Depression

Jasper Cunningham-Ward reviews Laura Lexx: Trying at Edinburgh Fringe Laura Lexx speaks from her own experience as she explores depression and anxiety. Her show is unabashedly upfront about sensitive issues like antidepressants, helping break the stigma. Laura explains how trying for a baby left her depressed and opens […]