Edinburgh: What to see Part 3.


This is the end of my “what to see at the Edinburgh Fringe” guide.
But it’s not the end of me. This would be a very weird suicide note.
Hold onto your portable electronic reading device as we head once more into the grand canyon of comedy shows.


Laura Lexx: Tyrannosaurus Lexx.
Just the Tonic at The Mash House. 2.20pm. August 2-14 & 16-28.
Ticket Price: 5 pounds.

I saw Laura last year at one of the “best of” shows at the Stand comedy club. A ball of energy with  funny stories, especially about her upper-class mother.
She recently got internet fame for taking down a sexist heckler at a comedy night she was MC’ing. I had to do the same thing when I was the MC at my local comedy club. My father is still not talking to me.


Colum Tyrell: Hookers and Blow Show.
Just the Tonic at the Tron. 10.20 pm. August 4-14 & 16-28.
Ticket Price: 6 pounds.

Colum and I started Stand up comedy in Ireland around the same time. He found great success. He has appeared on Irish T.V. and played all the major Irish comedy festivals.
I went on to write a blog where I talk about his success. Colum moved to New York a while ago and this is his return show. I can only assume in the time his left he has only gotten better, the little bollox.


John Robertson: The Dark Room.
Underbelly, Cowgate Venue 61. 8.30 pm. August 4-27.
Ticket Price: 11 pounds.

John Roberston is the lunatic who you might have seen as a host on the now-canceled “Video Game Nation”. Which ranked alongside “Games Master” as one of the few good t.v. shows about video games.
“The Dark Room” is his brain child. A live action, text based choose your own adventure show. Where the audience decides what’s going to happen next. While John shouts at you for being rubbish at the game.


Adam Key: Fingering A Minor on the Piano. 6.40pm.
Pleasance Courtyard Veune 33. 6.40 pm.  August 3-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-29.
Ticket Price: 14 pounds.

Adam Key is best known as the Amateur Transplant front man. Go Youtube some of their songs and I’m sure it will make you want to go to see the show. If it doesn’t, at least you finally have a valid excuse as to why the word Amateur pops up on your search history.


The Irish Alternative: Completion show.
Venue:  The Laughing @ The Cellar Monkey. 1.15pm. August 4-17.
Ticket price: Free (Pay what you want at the end.)

Three sound lads (Cornelius O’Sullivan, Anthony Riordan & Roger O’Sullivan) come to Edinburgh to tell jokes & eat deep fried Mars bars. They say one in three comedians goes mad at Edinburgh. See which one of them cracks first.

You can catch my show in Edinburgh, Irish Championship Comedy, at The White Horse (Venue 296) 6.45 pm, August 4-28. I’m on with a good bunch of people way funnier than me.

I plan to see as many shows as I can while I’m in Edinburgh. Keep an eye on the blog for updates and reports. Or don’t, whatever it’s your life.

Any questions/comments hit me up on twitter @SlumberingJ



Edinburgh: What to see. Part 2.


Welcome back. A list of four shows to see out of the 7 billion that will be on in August at the Edinburgh Fringe. There is a slight Irish twist. (Since I’m Irish.) If you’re not happy about this please contact our president, Bono and he’ll sort you out with a free U2 cassette tape.


Brendon Burns & Colt Cabana: Do comedy and commentary to bad wrestling Matches!
Pleasance Dome. 10.45 pm. August 3-28.
Ticket Price: 10 pounds.

Brendon Burns is the Perrier Award winning Aussie comic who is a life long wrestling fan. He teamed up with Independent wrestler Colt Cabana, who is known for his comedy style wrestling and Podcast (The Art of Wrestling). Every night the two of them show the audience various clips of when things go wrong in wrestling and take the piss out of it. Each show has different clips so you can go to multiple times. It’s my favourite show on the fringe and look forward to it every year. Even if you’re not a wrestling fan you still can enjoy the chaos of this show.


Rory O’Hanlon: You are where you need to be.
Opium (Venue 96). 5.00pm. August 6-27.
Ticket Price: Free (Pay what you want at the end).

If you can’t tell by his name and ginger head Rory is indeed Irish. When I started stand-up five years ago, Rory was a headliner in Ireland and had the reputation of being one the hardest working stand up’s in the country. Now Spending most of his time in England, his great joke writing and hark work has made him a regular in all the best English comedy clubs. His fringe shows are always packed and get rave reviews I’m sure this year will be no different.


Jason Byrne: Is Propped Up.
Assembly Hall. 9.00pm. August 4-28 (some days off in between)

Ticket price: 18 pounds.

I didn’t think Jason Byrne was funny. We have a habit in Ireland of giving funny people terrible TV shows and that all I knew Jason from. When I finally saw him live, I total got it. His crazy madcap style doesn’t really translate to TV let alone hosting a chat show.  Irish TV people thought that Jason would be great to host a chat show. You know be a host, that thing where your quite and you let the other person talk. They felt that was the best use of Jason talent. Now you know why Irish TV is in the crapper.


Alison Spittle: Discovers Hawaii.
Gilded Balloon @ The Counting Horse.  1.45 pm. August 3-29.
Ticket Price: Free (Pay what you want at the end.)

Alison is a beloved figure on the Irish comedy scene. She has played all the major comedy festivals here and just finished making a short comedy sketch for The Sky Arts channel to be shown this summer. Alison easy-going style makes it feels like that she’s just chatting to you. But God she can put down a heckler if they try it on with her. I assume the Hawaii Five-O theme will be played at some point in this show. Also that all I know about Hawaii.

Since this is a trilogy it will end in the next part. I know don’t cry. You can catch my show in Edinburgh, Irish Championship Comedy, at The White Horse (Venue 296) 6.45 pm, August 4-28. I’m on with a good bunch of people way funnier than me.

Any questions/comments hit me up on twitter @SlumberingJ