Top five character comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 8 July 2013

This article is from 2013

Top five character comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Mr Winchester (and Tommy)

Featuring Mr Winchester, I Am Bev, Ivan Brackenbury, Barry from Watford and Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III

Mr Winchester

All hail some non-surrealist Classic Entertainment! with ‘proper jokes’ from a man stuck in comedy’s past.
Pleasance Dome, 19–25 Aug.

I Am Bev

In the middle of Sheffield, a woman in a velour leopard-print jumpsuit prepares to take on the world.
Pleasance Courtyard, 31 Jul–26 Aug.

Ivan Brackenbury

The hospital DJ makes a welcome return. Unless you’re a patient having to listen to his inappropriate banter.
The Hive, 1–25 Aug.

Barry from Watford

An eightysomething nursing a new hip spouts forth with some pretty sharp satire.
Pleasance Courtyard, 12–25 Aug.

Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III

Religious fervour has never been quite this profane.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 31 Jul–26 Aug.

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Eleanor Thom: I Am Bev

  • 4 stars

Mick Perrin Worldwide. Beverley relaxes in a Juicy Couture velour leopard print jumpsuit, on a newly upholstered chaise longue (on loan from best friend / business partner Paul). We're in the heart of Sheffield city centre, Cafe Rouge: the venue for the exclusive launch of her upcoming Edinburgh debut. Bev says of the…

Mr Winchester: Classic Entertainment!

Live Nation Presents…. Dan Skinner; the creator of Angelos Epithemiou and Tom Verrall, return to the festival with their hilarious traditional stand up entertainer show; Mr Winchester and Tommy, providing proper jokes, no surrealism, no women … just classic entertainment! 'Tightly scripted and delivered with anarchic and…

Tom Binns Does Ivan Brackenbury and Others

Tom Binns / Pay What You Want. Tom Binns aka psychic Ian D Montfort does hospital DJ Ivan Brackenbury, other characters and stories. Edinburgh award nominee, Chortle Award nominee and featured in 50 most memorable gigs of the decade. 'Special in every sense of the word' (Scotsman). 'For simple laugh 'til you ache humour…

Brothers and Sisters … It's The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III

The Reverend is not your average holy man. Join your fellow sinners for this star-studded and hilarious chat show with a twist. Not for the faint-hearted or easily offended.