Brian Logan

Noel Fielding review solo standup set is a holiday from reality

Infuriating, mildly amusing and then wonderfully unforeseen, the Mighty Boosh mans show has some reality-busting set-pieces.

Billy Connolly review Older, frailer but Big Yin is still a maestro

Aberdeen Music HallThe show is not the work of a man with a diminished sense of humour its classic Connolly, culled from a 50-year careerTheres a beautifully funny routine midway through Billy Connollys new show, in which the young Connolly then a folk

Lee Evans review when he starts talking he stops being funny

The physical foolery is fine, but some of Evans jokes are not very nice at all.

Cardinal Burns review an absurd night of cut-above comedy

There are some great moments in this infectiously ridiculous show, which doesn't rely too much on the pairs hit TV series.

Michael Palin: Travelling to Work review a ripping yarn or three

Hot on the heels of Monty Python at the O2, Palin's latest offering is mildly amusing but his bricolage offers no surprises.

Rhys Nicholson review gross-out comedy soars to unexpected heights

Nicholson's routines are generic in places, but the man delivering them belongs on stage and isn't afraid to show it.

John Kearns: loser takes all at Edinburgh

John Kearns has turned failure into silly, soul-searching comedy. Will scooping Edinburgh's top comedy award spoil the punchline? Brian Logan meets the man hailed as the new Hancock'Can you call back in, like, two minutes?" John Kearns is still in bed whe

Edinburgh festival 2014 review: Lazy Susan tender and ridiculous romcom

Pleasance CourtyardThe comedy duo's will-they-won't-they Geordie couple are back, and they're as endearing as everRomcom isn't a branch of comedy often encountered on the fringe, but that's what double act Lazy Susan are up to and their show is none the

Edinburgh festival 2014 review: Alex Horne's Monsieur Butterfly a show that could only originate on the fringe

Instead of telling jokes, Horne is building a Heath Robinson contraption on stage that manages to be a heroic metaphor for our lives.

Edinburgh festival 2014 review: Alex Horne's Monsieur Butterfly a show that could only originate on the fringe

Pleasance CourtyardInstead of telling jokes, Horne is building a Heath Robinson contraption on stage that manages to be a heroic metaphor for our lives Continue reading...