The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek – All New Show: Fringe Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The highly praised trio return to the Fringe for an hour of brand new material delivered to sell-out audiences filled with expectation. However, they fail to satisfy the overarching hype that surrounds them. This is not to say that they aren’t good – they are clearly talented actors with an admirable knack for comedy, but it is debatable whether their increasing popularity can be justified. Much of their sketches, though entertaining, are not riotously funny, or else come across as rehashed versions of earlier superior comedians’ work, and so it is of no surprise that they are somewhat disappointing. Their material does, however, lack obscenity – an admirable trait which can’t go unnoticed, and makes it accessible for all members of the family.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17), 4.45pm (5.45pm), £8.50 – £12.00, fpp83.

tw rating 3/5

Taken from Three Weeks, published online Wed Aug 31st 2011.

Win Tickets To Maelstrom

This Friday 12th March sees the 3rd birthday of the club night Az-Tech at the The Caves, Edinburgh. With the slogan ‘breaks beneath the bridges’ it sees some of the finest dj’s in breaks playing in one of the most original venues Edinburgh has to offer. Az-Tech is run by friends and fellow beat-junkies Amy, Tim & Al, aka Siren, Re:Tox & Al Majik who support guest artists in the form of international dj’s on a monthly basis.

This birthday sees the return of Maelstrom aka Mr Strom, from Pays de la Loire, France who made his Scottish debut in October of 2008:

‘His captivating live set raced through territory so-far unchartered by the Az-Tech faithful- from the classic funky-breaks sound of his recent heritage, through the electro heartland of his formative years, taking in decimating Techno and thrillingly improvised Basslines along the way.’

For discounted entry on Friday and free lifetime membership to Az-Tech, drop an email with your full name to az-techbreaks@hotmail.co.uk.

COMPETITION:

Az-Tech are giving away two guestlist places to Friday’s event especially for Noise Porn. To enter, please reply to the above email address with the subject line NOISEPORN COMP and the answer to this question:

What year did Az-Tech launch at the Caves?

Answers in by 10pm on Wednesday 10th March and we’ll notify the winners by email on Thursday. Good luck!

Check out Maelstrom here.

Tickets on the night are £7/6 members