Taste test: Food at the Fest

Brian Donaldson picks five shows which dabble in the grubby territory of food

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This article is from 2009.

Taste test: food at the Fest

The Fudge Show Set in a genuine fudge shop on the Royal Mile, this show promises ‘two top stand-ups, free fudge for all, and a multimedia exploration of what it takes to be a top fudgeman. The Fudge Kitchen, 07841 194 222, 10–29 Aug (not 17), 8.45pm, £4.

Rudi Lickwood: Food for Thought
‘Harlesden’s no 1 comedian’ makes his Fringe debut having performed routines described as rolling out ‘like warm custard over Spotted Dick’. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 8–31 Aug (not 12, 19), 8.15pm, £11–£12 (£9.50–£10.50). Previews until 7 Aug, £6.

Tom Corbett: Vampires and Volauvents
Last year, this young comic chilled us with Universal Horror. This time his show promises ‘stories and thoughts about obsession, tiny pastries and the undead’. Jekyll & Hyde, 225 2022, 6–30 Aug (not 10, 19&20, 24), 6.40pm, free.

Lemon Custard
Not just a delicious dessert, but a regular Edinburgh comedy night with upcoming comics and the odd starry name. Led by Dee Custance, it has been doing very well for itself, thanks. The White Horse, 226 0000, 8–29 Aug (not 11, 18, 25), 5.15pm, free.

Hardeep Singh Kohli: The Nearly Naked Chef
We’ll ignore his recent wee bit of One Show bother and simply look forward to a sizzling show in which he cooks and chats for an adoring public. Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 7–31 Aug (not 18), 7pm, £11–£12 (£10–£11).

This article is from 2009.

Hardeep Singh Kohli - The Nearly Naked Chef

  • 3 stars

What could be more memorable than a fat Glaswegian Sikh cooking dinner whilst telling anecdotes? That's right: nothing. So come to the most memorable Glaswegian/Sikh cooking show in the world (excluding Namibia).

Rudi Lickwood - Food for Thought

  • 2 stars

BECA Award-winner Rudi brings you an evening's chortle and lively fast-paced, conversational, passionate buffet of comedy. 'Observant engaging interactive comic whose routines roll out like warm custard over Spotted Dick' (Independent). Book early!

Fudge Show

  • 2 stars

Patch Hyde and Adam Tempest host the only comedy club situated in an actual fudge shop. Expect two top stand-ups, free fudge for all, and 'multimedia' exploration of what it takes to be a top fudgeman.

Tom Corbett Vampires and Volauvents - Free

My free show which I'll fill with stories and thoughts about obsession, tiny-pastries and the undead. 'Definitely one to watch out for in the future' (Chortle.co.uk). Let's hope it's the future now.

Lemon Custard - Free

Described as 'a demented child's miscellany of comedy fun' and 'a yummy blend of comedy pudding' - **** (Skinny), as well as 'a brilliant little show featuring some excellent young stand-ups' - **** (ThreeWeeks)... basically, there's sweets.


1. Rob Dabank8 Aug 2009, 5:04pm Report

Hardeep's wee "bit of bother" leaves a bad taste. He's not just a sex pest but also a slum landlord; he got hammered by Glasgow students for this when he stood as rector and lost hugely. Won't be bothering with Mr eColi's show, ta

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