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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...

Last days of the fringe Edinburgh shows to make a comical dash for

Edinburgh festival fringe ends on Sunday, so our comedy critic reveals where to go for last-minute fun, from debut comics to wacky standups Continue reading...

Edinburgh comedy awards 2014 shortlist: who would get your vote?

Liam Williams is my personal favourite of this years nominees. I loved his subterranean hour of nihilistic Gen-Y standup and Id have welcomed an appearance on the shortlist for his group SheepsSo the Fosters Edinburgh comedy award shortlist is out and i