You cannot experience Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival in a day – so we went back! More comedy, more singing, and more damn right weirdness.
Olly’s Got A Match
This show made us upset. Not because it was horrific but because only 2 of us showed up. Unfortunately that is the reality of many shows throughout the Fringe. We were meant to go on a poetic journey with word genuis Olly Watson, however instead of playing to just us 2 he gave us a brilliant poem of hosting events to a crowd of 0. (A fitting poem considering the circumstances). We loved what we heard and wish we could of heard alot more from him.
A mixed bag of comedians took to the stage to discuss the one thing we have in common – families. Hosted by Aaron Levene, he was joined by the talented Matt Hutchinson, Declan Kennedy, Alistair Sadler and Matt Price. Although a few of the jokes flatlined, we found ourselves howling with laughter mostly. From to the bone racial stereotyping to local dialects, we got a laugh at the family tales these comedians shared with us. Each of them have their own shows which we recommend go seeing!
Strictly Come Trancing with Ben Dali
Former Take Me Out contestant Ben Dali decided to unleash his hypnosis upon the Fringe. One of us was an audience member whilst the other was part of the show (we like to get a fully rounded experience here at Bubble POP Shock). After being placed under a hypontic trance, Martyn was asked to perform acts from playing the piano with his penis (which did not make a full appearance to the gratitude if the audience) lifting a ballon as a heavy weight competitor to ballet dancing across the stage. When the show ended, Martyn slowly started recall what had happened much to his embarrassment. Funny, witty and captivating, this is a show not to be missed.
Well, It’s Woody
After her first show we just had to go see Woodstock Taylor in Well It’s Woody – and what a show! With Woodstock tantelising us with her brilliant songs, including singing about everyones favourite Pokemon fish, Magicarp. From acts such the brilliantly funny poet Phil Alexander, whos poem of the Edinburgh lurgy has us doubled over to the fine cabaret vocals of Celia Delany, whos parody of on my own and songs of sexy bald men showed off stellar vocals and a wit to match.
Catriona Knapman regaled us with poems of travelling and a dance teacher with a lust for life. Brilliant and one to watch. Both Dai lowe and Max Scratchman were superb with very different tales, with Max telling gruesome tales of Edinburgh to Dai sharing stories of of a womans revenge on her husbands ludicrous pranks. Truely a fabulous show with the finest acts of the Fringe.
Be sure to catch these peformers and many more, all the details can be found here.