Chocolate Socialist (braisedbywolves) wrote,
Chocolate Socialist
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Edinburgh by the Numbers

A broad breakdown of shows via the traditional out-of-five. I'll write more about the five-star ones definitely. If anyone wants me to specifically review stuff (or explain what one of them is!) let me know.


5 - This is why I love comedy.



  • Adam Hills - Joymonger
  • Andrew Maxwell - Waxin'
  • Josie Long - Trying Is Good
  • Luke Roberts and Nadia Kamill - The Gently Progressive Behemoth
  • Mark Watson's 24hour Jamboree to Save The Planet
  • Maxwell's Fullmooners 18th Aug - Reginald D Hunter, Ed Byrne, more Ed Byrne
  • Robin Ince - Knew This Would Happen
  • Stewart Lee - 41st Best Stand-Up Ever!
  • Wil Hodgson - Straight Outta Chippenham

4.5 - I love this, but if you don't, that's okay. Basically the immensely indie stuff.


  • Andrew McClelland - Mixed Tape
  • David O'Doherty - It's David O Doherty Time
  • Glenn Wool - Promises Promises
  • Howard Reed and Little Howard - The Magic Pencil of Life & Death
  • Joanna Neary - Little Moments
  • Terry Saunders - Missed Connections


4 - Solid entertainment


  • Andrew O'Neill - Futuristicelectrodeathninja9000
  • The Book Club 12th Aug
  • Breaker Morant
  • Comedy Club 4 Kids 11th Aug - Tiffany Stevenson, Andrew O'Neill, Jason John Whitehead
  • Ewan Mackintosh and Sir Tim Fitzhigham - All Aboard
  • Gormenghast
  • Johnson and Boswell - Late But Live
  • Maxwell's Fullmooners 11th Aug - Craig Campbell, Gomarjobat, Josh Howie
  • Maxwell's Fullmooners 16th Aug - Carl Donnelly, Steve Hughes, Tony Woods, No Dancers
  • Maxwell's Fullmooners 17th Aug - Reggie Watts, Arnab Chanda, Jason John Whitehead
  • Micky Flanagan - What Chance Change
  • Richard Herring - Oh Fvck, I'm 40!
  • Reginald D Hunter - Fvck You In The Age Of Consequence
  • Pappy's Fun Club
  • Psister Psycho
  • Sarah Kendall - My First Kidnapping
  • Stand Up For Freedom


3.5 - This is just for Carey - his show's not bad, but I had seen a preview recently and it was the same jokes in the same order and I didn't laugh much. Probably didn't help that it was just 30 jokes in a random order, no real structure.


  • Carey Marx - Sincerity Aside



3 and below - ouch for one reason or another



  • Arnab Chanda & Greg McHugh - Tickets Still Available
  • Dan Atkinson Knows That He Knows Nothing
  • Isy Suttie - Love Lost In The British Retail Industry
  • Jerry Sadowitz - Comedian, Magician, Psychopath
  • Open Night @ The Globe
  • Simon Munnery - AGM
  • VHS 2: Planet of the Tapes


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