Late Night Laughs – Edinburgh’s finest new stand-ups

Late Night Laughs

15th August 2012
22.45pm 2nd -27th August 2012 Gilded Balloon, 0131-622 6552
http://www.gildedballon.co.uk

BRONZE MEDAL rating

A good way to end the day at the Edinburgh Fringe is to take in a variety show of new and upcoming comedians.

The Gilded Balloon’s ‘Late Night Laughs’ delivered exactly this, with compere Paul Sweeney confidently working the room and getting everyone into gear for the night’s three acts. His Essex accent, articulacy and mannerisms reminded me of Russell Brand…..no bad thing.

First up was Ellie Taylor, star and semi-finalist last year on ITV’s ‘Show me the Funny.’ She delivered a very funny set focussing on driving mis-haps, the problems tall woman such as her encounter and relationships.

Angela Taylor was next up, although she was not bad, she didn’t deliver quite as well to fully engage the audience.

The headliner was the very funny and intelligent Sri Lankan Comedian Romesh Ranganathan. He opened by cleverly linking aspects of the three previous Comedians act’s and proceeded to deliver a series of strong jokes spanning his racial identity, culture, life and relationships. I think he is the only Sri Lankan Comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe and perhaps the only one performing on the UK comedy circuit. Romesh Ranganathan is a star in the making. Catch him while you can.

Tiemo Talk of the Town
15th August 2012

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