When Stewart Lee speaks, the comedy world tends to listen. And so when he announced Scottish comic Stephen Carlin as one to watch, many took notice. And sure enough, after supporting Lee on his 90s Comedian tour, Carlin took his own show to the Café Royal during the Fringe and gained plaudits aplenty. Our reviewer called him ‘pleasingly unhurried, sharp and original.’ And no one in their right mind would care to argue with that.
The Stand, Glasgow, Mon 18-Sat 23 Dec ; The Stand, Edinburgh, Wed 27 Dec-Wed 3 Jan.