The Fringe continues to upstage high culture in festive Edinburgh. Saturday's Sean Lock and Friends patchily celebrates Auld Reekie's comedy obsession. Worst: the host himself and Lucy Porter's perfunctory turn. Best: Stephen K. Amos, sardonically articulate.Martin Hoyle, The Financial Times, 30th August 2008
Lock's show comes from Edinburgh and last Saturday featured a very fine spoof country singer called Wilson Dixon (the Australian comic Jesse Griffin in real life, but since one has not heard of him either the point is moot), which is reason enough to seek it out on Listen Again.Chris Campling, The Times, 26th August 2008
When asked recently by The Scotsman what advice he had to offer aspiring young comedians, veteran stand-up and 15 Storeys High and 8 out of 10 Cats star Sean Lock replied,
One thing is to try and do what you think is genuinely funny, and the other is just do loads of gigs. That's one of the reasons why he agreed to host this year's big free gathering of established acts and brand-new comic talent for Radio 2 at the Edinburgh Festival. At the time of going to press the programme was still receiving its final edits, but we've been promised that it's lost none of its bite, despite the lunchtime broadcast slot.