Comedy review: Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Phil won the Fosters Panel Prize in 2014 with Funz and Gamez and since then he has pretty much always looked back. To be fair, his follow-up solo show was phenomenal. This one, not so much.

Just the Tonic at The Mash House (Venue 288)


Ellis is pretty much incapable of being bad. He has funny bones, extremely long ones. And his giant, confused child-man persona is unhateable. So even if the premise is thin (it is) and the material sketchy (it is) you still giggle your way through an hour in his company, which is pretty much what you want from a comedy show.

Calling his style bumbling would be unfair, because he doesn’t look like he has it together enough to bumble. But he is undeniably funny. His ever-patient, invisible straight man deserves stars of his own, as does his skilled propmaker. Many, many dildos died to make this show. Make it worth their while and go.

Until 27 August. Today 7:40pm.