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Q&A with comedian Luisa Omielan as she starts her ‘God is a Women’ tour


Beyonce Did Good Feminism in the first world has many voices Not all of them likeable. Some of them labia witheringly negative.  Too many of them drone through the deep, choking smug of the university cloister where the researching of a philosophical treatise supporting the premise  Boys are Bad, Girls are Good, End Of  is pretty much seen […]


Remembering Lynn Ruth Miller and her incredible career


I wrote this about Lynn Ruth Miller last year. And, although she died a month ago, I cannot bring myself to put any of it into the past tense. Lynn Ruth was a joy to be around, in every way. A little bundle of positive energy made up of generosity, talent, passion, outrage, intelligence, pride […]


Review of Jack Docherty’s Edinburgh Fringe act ‘Nothing But’

Jack Docherty

Jack Docherty- ‘Nothing But’ – 5 Stars ***** It is entirely possible that those of us fortunate enough to join Jack Docherty for a wholly captivating hour this August may be  witnessing the birth of a comedy genre. A kind of Schrodinger’s Comedy. But without a cat. Or, indeed, a box.  The hour could be entirely filled […]


Review of Kate Smurthwaite’s Edinburgh Fringe show ‘The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi’

Kate Smurthwaite

Review Kate Smurthwaite- ‘The Last Mayor of Fihalhoni’ (*****) One of the greatest delights of this August has been The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi who, it turns out, is Kate Smurthwaite. Now, before you assume that she was involved in some radical feminist, left-wing coup which overthrew a perfectly nice bloke in charge, shattered the […]


Thoughts From the New Normal Fringe


For lovers of lanyards and VIP passes, hanging around in members’ bars with Comedy Industry People, and shows by ‘Him Off The Telly’, this has been a disappointing Fringe. For lovers of creative comedy the delight of finding new favourite comics in strange places, and of managing a laughter packed week at the Fringe without […]


Comedy Critic Kate Copstick’s reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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Comedy Acts Star Ratings Daniel Downie- ‘Hour of Scotland’ **** John O’Brien (Obie)- ‘The Fuck It List’ **** Burt Williamson- ‘I’ve Not Heard of You Either’ **** Sam Dodgshon (20 minute set) ***** Alex Farrow- ‘Philosophy Pig’ **** I have only seen two dreadful shows and not a single so-so, ‘it was fine’, place-holder of a show. […]


Review: Kate Copstick on Here Come The Boys at London Palladium

here come the boys

Read Kate Copstick’s full Here Comes the Boys Review Below I have been a fan of Strictly since the first tan was sprayed, the first sequin sparkled and the first fleckle was loved by Len. I adore The Boys. And Nadiya, The Girl Who Comes Too, is indefatigueably fabulous. She is, arguably, the star of […]