Saturday 23rd March

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Birthday Girls: Sh*t Hot Party Legends review


Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable time at the Fringe than an hour of Birthday Girls’ raucously funny sketches.

From the second you enter the room to find the performers handing out shots, dancing wildly and decorating the audience with glittery makeup, you know that fun’s the aim of the game for the next hour.  Birthday Girls – Rose Johnson, Beattie Edmondson and Camille Ucan – hijack the crowd on their Saturday night out, the basis from which their hilarious sketches spill.  In between, the trio perform amazingly choreographed and suggestive dances – the kind of segues used on TV sketch shows, where they’re surely destined to be.

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Category: Comedy

Nick Helm – All Killer

By Ian Cater, Chief Features Writer

Nick Helm is everywhere right now and everywhere should be grateful.  A third run of the comedian’s hit BBC Three series Uncle has been commissioned.  The short film Elephant – which Helm directed, co-wrote and co-starred in with Esther Smith – was nominated for a BAFTA.  And his second studio album, Nick Helm Is F*cking Amazing, is released next month.

To celebrate the album launch, Helm is performing a show called All Killer Some Filler at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on 14 April 2016.  It will feature all of his musical hits and is billed as the “greatest live event ever attempted”.

What’s On London will be covering the show and reviewing the album that’s released on the same day.  In the build-up, Ian Cater met this multi-talented artist to discuss the roots of his success and what fans can hope for in the future.

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Category: Comedy