I was hoping to have the Meanwhile Comix website awash with interviews and reviews of people doing shows about their comic book related show. However it seems the only people doing exclusively comic book shows are from the Meanwhile Comix team. So stay tuned to read reviews and interviews about a pair of idiots you already know. OK, I exaggerate, there’s one or two more but there’s definitely a gap in the market here.
But so far, my recommendations are
Battle of the Superheroes
With the huge success of The Avengers and the Batman trilogy, the return of the Amazing Spider-Man and Superman movies, and Captain America, Iron Man and Wolverine making the A-list to name but a few, superheroes have never been so popular. But who is the best? Be part of this interactive, fun (but deadly serious!) comedy debate as a compere, adjudicator and four of the best comedians from around the Fringe converge in a verbal war of words in an endeavour to find out who is the greatest of them all.
Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Espionage 5pm 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th and 24th Aug.
Rob Deb 20th Anniversary Edition
Back in June 1994, young, in love with stand up and being a Cosmic Comedy Club semi-finalist, 18-year-old Robin Deb started a voyage of comedy for the next 20 years. This show is an alternative history of the last two decades of stand-up comedy. ‘He’s really engaging, a fast-talker with shabby charm … Deb could become the Lenny Bruce of the sci-fi and role playing convention scenes’ (Skinny).
Free Festival Laughing Horse @ The Counting House 1st-16th Aug 8pm
Choose Your Own Comedy Adventure
YOU control this interactive comedy show. A multimedia spectacular full of animated wizardry and normal wizardry. Cloaked villains, moral dilemmas, anti-establishment robots and sexy werewolves await! In this show the audience is in charge. So if YOU like making choices, and the capitalisation of the word ‘YOU’, this would seem ideal. Your guides on this epic journey are 2013 Malcolm Hardee award winner Bary Fens ‘the antidote to the Fringe’s cheap laughs’ ***** (ThreeWeeks), and 2014 New Act of The Year winner, Alasdair Beckett-King ‘delicious writing and exceptional observations’ (Chortle.co.uk). A unique adventure every night!
Free Festival Laughing Horse @ Counting House 11.15pm 1st-24th (not 5th, 12th or19th)
Oh and here’s the new Cape Lifting. That’s two in a week I haven’t drawn yet. What the hell’s going on? I feel a take over from my staff. They are revolting.
See all the other Cape Lifting’s HERE