The Glass Boat
It’s clear that these performers are creating something new and exciting, a phrase that is often used as a cliché but in this case is more than appropriate.

Fleetwood Mick
The major problem with Fleetwood Mick is that its central premise, Fleetie and Moriarty attempting to make light of news and current affairs, is grossly underdeveloped.

The Debutante Diaries
The Debutante Diaries is an innocent and family friendly alternative to traditional stand up at this year's festival

Geraldine Hickey
With the support of a fridge door sporting the Hickey Family Ladder and a pot or two, Hickey regales her audience with tales about her efforts to beat her competition to the top of the ladder.

Mr Bleak and the Etryop
Mr O. Bleak is having a bad day, he is trying desperately to get to work on time to hand his report in and get a promotion.

B-File
Played for progressively darker comic effect until the comedy is so black that it’s no longer funny, the guards are nasty pieces of work, lewd, vindictive and increasingly violent.

Sam Simmons
Sam Simmons’ new show, teasingly titled The Sex and Science of Boredom, is a loony, loopy, nutty, nerdy winner.

Mark Butler
It’s Not Big, It’s Not Clever is stand-up comic Mark Butler’s foray into the wicked world of swearing.

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