What: All The Best From Edinburgh … to Adelaide
Where: Historian Hotel – upstairs
Duration: 1 hour
(Reviewed by John Glennie)
Great comedy show in the upstairs room at The Historian Hotel. If you are not sure which comedians to see at The Fringe, then this gives you a taste with an MC who introduces each of the three British comedians to perform a 15-minute segment each.
The MC’s opening story was OK, not overly funny, but then we were treated to three seasoned comedians from the Edinburgh Festival – a Scot, an Irishman and an Englishman.
The Scottish lady informed us all about her menopausal sweats which was funny and entertaining – despite being a much-used topic by female comedians over the years! The best for me was the Irishman, who could have kept going all night if he hadn’t been getting the wind-up signal from our MC. I was so impressed with him that I have booked for his full show (Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards). Last but not least was the English/Jamaican comedian who, not surprisingly, taunted Australians about cricket-cheating and our convict heritage amongst other topics.
A great laugh and a show well worth seeing – even just to get a taste of what the comedians’ full shows may be like. I am not sure if it is the same lineup each show, but I expect it may change – which is a good excuse to see it several times to see other top entertainers.