At the start of his performance Alex Horne claims that he was once an owl impersonator. This is an untruth, of course, and it sets the playful tone for Lies, an inventive piece full of exaggerations, fabrications and winning punchlines.
One thing that makes the Edinburgh Fringe worthwhile is the emergence of a new talent. This year the name creating a buzz has been Aisling Bea. The immensely amiable Irish stand-up has already won smaller awards for smaller shows but her full-length debut