The Secret Reviewer #53: August and Everything After

The Secret Reviewer

Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: Oh f*ck, it's Edinburgh Fringe, 2023.

Here we go then: August. Edinburgh. Comedy Christmas for live-show lovers, it's a month-long World Cup of stand-up (except a World Cup where the biggest names aren't eligible for the biggest trophy). This is as close as most comics get to professional sport really, months of build-up hopefully leading to them peaking at just the right time, ideally on the day that someone's in from telly/radio/paid-podcasts/big management, or - much less sexy but still seemingly...

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Published: Tuesday 1st August 2023

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