It is said that less is more, and giving seven comics seven minutes to showcase some of their best material whilst plugging their own shows is one of the best ways to share the hidden gems of the Festival with many who would otherwise have been oblivious for the rest of the month. Better still is that the selected comics (a different line-up every night) explore a different range of topics and techniques, from religion on Facebook, through offering cookies to the homeless, to the high school anecdotes of a proper redhead. Not everyone met the same comic standard but the intimate audience definitely wasn’t short on laughter. Highlights included Felicity Russell and James Redmond (yes, that bloke off telly).
Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 4 – 28 Aug, 8.15pm (9.15pm), free, fpp32.
tw rating 3/5