Maeve Higgins (4 stars)

This article is from 2008.

Irish cake-baking, tea-cosy loving chatterbox Higgins is a sweet treat. Entering her weird world, where a warm, stream of consciousness makes her irresistible, she creates a memorable atmosphere with understated stories about her other dream job (museum curator), then adds darkly deadpan jokes about murderous foetuses or creepy dressed-up animals. Kooky-cool and a refreshing alternative to gobby, spiky lady stand-ups, she leaves her audience wanting seconds.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 24 Aug, 7.45pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

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