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Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

12 Aug 20184 stars

A sketch comeback to celebrate

Promising humour so intelligent that 'Einstein wouldn't get it', the Sheeps trio of Liam William, Daran Johnson and Alastair Roberts might not reach quite those relatively stupendous heights, but audiences should be prepared for a frequently hilarious…

Interview: Liam Williams – Bonfire Night

29 Jul 2015

‘Burning an effigy on a fire is a very weird thing to do’

David O’Doherty used to have a routine about being the third most-searched David O’Doherty on Google. Liam Williams is experiencing that exact same problem with two of his own namesakes. ‘There’s a rugby player and a boxer who have both helped me break…

Sheeps: Wembley Previews

7 Aug 20144 stars

A heady mixture of the silly and the cerebral at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Watch too much sketch comedy and it can start to feel like a tired format. Until, that is, you watch a group that does something so original and so thoroughly hilarious that your faith is once more restored. Sheeps are that group. If the conceit of this…

Sheeps: A Sketch Show

8 Aug 20114 stars

Confidence and skill ooze from Footlights alumni

The Sheeps trio have hit the ground running as their comedy freight train ploughed through 55 minutes of sketches, skits and songs. As three former Cambridge Footlights members, their show was as slick and well-rehearsed as you’d expect. Beautifully…

Fringe for (around) a fiver: Comedy

22 Jul 2011

The best cheap shows in Edinburgh this August

AAA Stand-Up/Late A trio of dandy comics for much less than the normal price of three in this annual not-late/late line-up. The earlier bill includes Joe Rowntree while the later roster has Matt Price. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 3–5 Aug…

Edinburgh Fringe Festival comedy shows to look out for in 2011

9 Jun 2011

Margaret Cho, Todd Barry and Imran Yusuf among 2011 ones to watch

Down List way, we’ve just about recovered from the devastating news that there will be no sign this year of Bo Burnham, Jonny Sweet, Tommy Tiernan or Pappys. But if you think that kind of comedic void can be filled by this year’s galaxy of acts, then…