We have been sending out boxes of our crunchy yet smooth, naughty but oh so nice macarons to our favourite comedians at the Fringe this year. Edinburgh in August is a city completely transformed; the streets are filled with a buzz of excitement and we wanted to say thank you to some of the top comedians for their part in the festival. Here is a little review of our favourite comedians at the fringe this year.
Nina Conti is a pride and joy of English comedians and we’d highly recommend anybody to go and see her. She is doing not one but two shows this year; Talking Comedy @ The Assembly Rooms 12.45h and In Your Face @ The Pleasance Courtyard which is on either at 18h or 21h. Nina has achieved a lot for a comedian who doesn’t move her lips, she is a ventriloquist, she has won a British Comedy Award, blown away the audience at the Apollo and made a BAFTA nominated film.
Victoria Melody is another must see at the Fringe this year. For past performances she has been given 5 stars from both The Times and Edinburgh Evening News and we are sure that this year she will not let us down with her show Hair Piece at the Pleasance Courtyard at 13h. Victoria has had an illustrious and dynamic career; she’s worked as a pigeon racer, a northern soul dancer, a championship dog handler and a beauty queen so expect a varied and colourful performance.
Libby Northedge is a superstar cabaret sensation and one must go and see her Twisted Loaf Present Stale Mate at Just the Tonic at The Caves at 17h. Chortle describes the performance as “strange, dark and unpredictable”. So if you want to have your expectations turned on their head, you better get down to see this show.
Katharine Ryan is another Fringe superstar. She has a well known T.V. presence so expect her shows to sell out fast. Ryan reveals her razor sharp wit in her show Kathbum at the Stand comedy club. Her recent tour through the U.K. and Australia completely sold out so book your tickets fast!
The last, but by no means least, comedian on the list is the wonder Aisling Bea. She brings to the fringe a wonderful show called Plan Bea which is a loosely based on childhood fantasies, growing up, becoming oneself and success. The Evening Standard gave her performance five stars and described it as ‘…a masterclass in high impact entertainment’.
To tie up this petit review of ours we’d like to wish you all a fabulous fringe. Lots of people overdose on too many shows, so if you’re feeling like you need time to relax pop into our café on Grindlay street just by the Grass Market and experience some of Mademoiselle’s famous macarons.