Edinburgh Festival

Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

By Jennifer Lipman, August 13, 2010
Chav comedian Lee Nelson (otherwise known as Simon Brodkin) is in Edinburgh throughout the festival with his 'Well Good Edinbra' show. Here he is in action on his BBC3 series 'Lee Nelson's Well Good Show'.

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Daniel Cainer's 'Jewish Chronicles'

By Jennifer Lipman, August 13, 2010
Daniel Cainer is in Edinburgh with his show "Jewish Chronicles".

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WATCH Comedy from Lynn Ruth Miller

By Jennifer Lipman, August 13, 2010
American comedian Lynn Ruth Miller is in Edinburgh with her show "Granny's Gone Wild". Here she is covering everything from old-age dating to ordering at Baskin Robbins.

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Ivor's New Show

By Lee Levitt, August 13, 2010

It's a mark of Ivor Dembina's enduring comic ability that he can lasso in his audience with the unpromising contents of his sandwich in a "Guess-the-contents-of-Ivor's-sandwich" opening routine to his experimental show. But that's the kind of guy he is.

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Granny's Gone Wild

By Lee Levitt, August 13, 2010

"The nice thing about dating at my age is you don't have to worry about meeting the parents." So says Lynn Ruth Miller, who at 77 is a self-styled "senior hottie".
 
With commendable energy, and more than a dash of smut, the diminutive, twice-divorced singleton rips through the niche comedic area of septuagenarian dating in San Francisco, occasionally elaborating her tales with a smattering of fantasy, as when she pictures the effects of a romantic liaison on an oxygen mask-wearing suitor.
 

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Joe Bor: a study of embarrassment by a guy with two bumholes

By Lee Levitt, August 13, 2010

All comedians can have off-nights - you probably just hope it doesn't coincide with your efforts being reviewed.

For Joe Bor, the 2007 Jewish Comedy Factor winner and a Comedian of the Year 2009 finalist at the Leicester Comedy Festival, a nervy start in his Edinburgh debut solo show wasn't helped by a youngish, reserved audience who seemed collectively to be contemplating a bout of dental surgery rather than the end-of-the-pier humour they were being served up.
 

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Hustlers and courtesans - my week on the Fringe

August 12, 2010

Tuesday August 3
Welcome to Scotland, says the sign at the border, "home of Rabbi Burns", and on to the city of Edinburgh, home - for the next three weeks - of Jewish Chronicles, my Fringe show of stories in song about all things, erm, Jewish.

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