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EdCom 2011 Round Up!

With 6 acts, 8 shows and 127 stars between them, EdCom had a wonderful 2011.

For all the reviews and press from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 just follow the links below to each Artist’s page.

Fiona O’Loughlin is stacking up the 4 and 5 Star reviews, here’s another one!

Fiona O’Loughlin: Spirited

Posted on 20/08/2011 by one4review

4 Stars ****

Fiona O’Loughlin is the self-styled Queen of Australian comedy and returns to the Gilded Balloon after too long an absence.

ThisAlice Springsbased mother of five has always been a funny lady, but this year it is different, she’s doing it sober.

The basis of the hour is the story of her life before and subsequently after her spell in rehab and visits to AA.

She has always had the ability to entertain, but with the added sobriety factor, it seems to have sharpened her already impressive wit and sense of humour. She is hilarious in the descriptions of some of her more outrageous drunken exploits and is equally as erudite in her descriptions of her ‘illness’ and the descriptions of her vast extended family and their behaviour.

Ms O’Loughlin is well worth the cost of a ticket, and I defy you not to have a good hour at her show.

Reviewed by Geoff – One4Review

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Fiona O’Loughlin **** The Scotsman

We are incredibly happy here at EdCom, and proud of Fiona O’Loughlin for getting 4 Stars in todays Scotsman!

‘Australian comedian Fiona O’Loughlin admits she performed drunk for almost ten years until 2009, when she collapsed on stage in Brisbane in front of 600 people, having drunk “enough to kill a truck driver”. She has now been through rehab and is tee-total. Her comeback show is Spirited (Tales from an Angel in a Bottle), an honest account of her long “journey to self-destruction”.

Anecdotes about things she did when under the influence are natural comedy material: saying “f***” in front of the Queen; streaking naked across Mark Watson’s show in Melbourne. Not only is the material a gift, she uses it well, not omitting the dark side: hangovers from hell and agoraphobia.

In the second half of the show, she starts to leave the drinking material behind, drawing on stories from her extended family in Alice Springs, and American TV shows (she does an accomplished impersonation of Oprah’s interview with Maria Shriver). The ending (which I won’t spoil) shows that she’s clever as well as honest in her approach to performing, and it bodes well for the future in this new phase of her career.’

Susan Mansfield 20/8/11

Read the whole article here

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