Thursday 16 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Adam Larter – Happy New Year – A Free Comedy Show (Adam Larter / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

ED2012 3/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

Adam Larter takes ‘alternative’ and runs with it, in this New Year’s – with bells on – themed performance. Complete with bagpipes, fireworks, sing-along and kite-flying, this is an endearingly madcap hour of high spirited-fun. Larter’s original humour isn’t always a hit: occasionally it shoots right past silly into entirely bizarre, leaving the crowd a few steps behind. But altogether this show’s pure absurd hilarity and festive Fringe spirit will make you forget you’re celebrating Hogmanay in August. So if you give it a try, you might discover that all your perfect New Year’s Eve has been missing is Adam Larter: two parts comedy genius, one part borderline lunatic, leaping around the stage in a mini-kilt. Who knows?

Captain Taylor’s Coffee House, 4-26 Aug, 1.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Pallavi Patel]


  • TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 28.08.15
  • International Festival fireworks to also finale the Fringe this year
  • Comedy awards flow at the Edinburgh Fringe
  • ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards presented for 2015
  • Three To See on 29 Aug: Edmund The Learned Pig, The Remnants, Going Viral