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Three To See 2012: Five-star recipients

By | Published on Tuesday 24 July 2012

Alfie Brown

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three five-star recipients from the Fringe’s comedy programme.

Alfie Brown: Soul For Sale (pictured)
It pains me to be honest about this, but one of our reviewers did not enjoy the work of Alfie Brown, back in 2010. On the other hand, in 2009, another ThreeWeeks reviewer praised his “fantastic and diverse performance” and his brilliantly executed material. And in 2011, a number of our reviewers saw and loved his show, with one giving him 5/5 and calling him “masterful”. So, what are you going to do? Bearing in mind that opinion is entirely subjective, I’d still definitely book a ticket for this one.
Alfie Brown: Soul For Sale, Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug, 6.25pm, fpp34. www.alfiebrown.com

Stuart Goldsmith: Prick
Oh dear. Obviously I chose the second entry for this section on the basis of Stuart Goldsmith having garnered a 5/5 ThreeWeeks review a couple of years ago. But just a few days after choosing it, I read that Goldsmith has said that he plans to donate ££1000 to Waverley Care at the end of the Fringe, but that he will deduct ££100 from this sum every time a journalist makes a pun on the title of his show. I am now worrying madly that I will inadvertently do this, so I am going to stop writing. Now.
Stuart Goldsmith: Prick, Pleasance Courtyard, 1-26 Aug (not 15), 7.30pm, fpp166. www.stuartgoldsmith.co.uk

John Robins: Incredible Scenes
Lots and lots of our team have, over the last few years, fallen for this particular comedian, and I’ve heard them wondering … very much aloud … why John Robins isn’t a) playing the largest venues in the land and b) appearing constantly on our TV screens. Last year’s reviewer also wanted John to be his best friend. I bet if you go to see his show, you will too.
John Robins: Incredible Scenes!, Just the Tonic at The Caves, 2-26 Aug (not 14), 7.20pm, fpp105. www.johnrobins.net

Photo: Max Knight

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