Taste test: Food at the Fest
Brian Donaldson picks five shows which dabble in the grubby territory of food
This article is from 2009.
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).