Scottish Comedian Of The Year Winner – Marc Jennings is a patchy show. There are definitely some amusing moments, but some flat spots too.
Back To Black: The Music Of Amy Winehouse is fairly short at fifty minutes, but every one of those minutes is a total joy. Reine Beau Anderson Dudley is a star!
The British production, Renfield: In The Shadow Of The Vampire, a harrowing exploration of an individual’s descent into madness, had its world premiere at the Bakehouse Theatre on Thursday night.
Larry Dean is a top-rung comedian whose latest show ‘Fudnut’ provides a master-class in comedy. It’s an hour filled with belly laughs and poignant reflections on life in a single man’s world.
A Bookish Comedy Show – it won’t have its own page in any future chapter on the Adelaide Fringe’s greatest comedy shows ever, but it does have a couple memorable lines that may make the footnotes!
The three hundred or so souls who made the effort to attend The New Pornographers’ gig will all have come away happy and impressed. It was a gig that will rank amongst the very best of the year.
Night two of Tokyo Jet Daze – A Japanese Punk Weekender was even more explosive than night one, as Guitar Wolf and The 126.96.36.199’s shook The RCC to its foundations with their brand of wild garage rock and roll.
The first night of Tokyo Jet Daze – A Punk Weekender delivered a high energy night of punk rock excess. Featuring The Jet Boys, and legendary band The 188.8.131.52’s, it provided ample evidence that primal rock music will never die!
Renee Geyer opened her show with a version of B.B. King’s The Thrill Is Gone, a song whose title could not be further from the truth for those who bought tickets to see her this time around.
As a showcase for comedians who have solo shows at the Fringe this is a good cheap way to get a brief sample of their comic wares before deciding if a full show of their form of comedy is likely to strike a blow to your funny bone.