Thursday 16 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Ford And Akram – Bamp! (Live Nation And MHA)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

Bearing a sketch-show with a twist, Ford and Akram return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a story that follows their quest to introduce the word “Bamp” to the world, in order to save the family business (they invent words) from falling into the hands of Phil the shoe, literally a trainer. The far-fetched narrative is bizarre, at times completely bonkers and sometimes seems to be all over the place, but if you are prepared to suspend logic for an hour and become enveloped in its zany surrealism, then the show becomes highly entertaining. Both Ford and Akram are wonderfully spontaneous performers, and their enthusiasm and sense of fun on stage is truly infectious. I have a feeling this extremely likeable duo will go far. Bamp-tastic!

Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 3.15pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Simon Thornton]


  • TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 30.07.15
  • Lloyd Griffith: I love cathedrals
  • Art Festival to visualise ‘The Improbable City’
  • Three To See ED2015: Something A Bit Classical
  • Linda Cattaneo: Cranking up the Discoteque Machine
  • Three To See ED2015: New Musicals
  • Poetry Corner #02: by Jennie Benton Smith (Class 10B)