Meet The Fringepig Team...Michaela Plaidface

Sometimes, when people say to Michaela “Michaela, are you sure this reviewer-review is fair?” she will scream “FAIR? Has God been FAIR to me??? Look at my fucking FACE!”

Michaela wasn’t always called Michaela, you see. Three years ago she was a young male stuffed toy called Saul Tarsus Bear, and as such had happily accepted an invitation to review comedy for Chortle while Julia Chamberlain was being questioned about a stabbing.

But on the long road to Edinburgh Saul was hit by the blinding light of Lord Comedy, and heard a booming, heckling voice ask him: “Oh Saul, why do you persecute me?”

When his sight recovered, Saul realised that his face was now made out of Kurt Cobain’s shirt, the one he wore on The Word that time when he said that Courtney Love was a great fuck. And his eyes were mismatched buttons, and his man parts had dropped off and turned into a notepad and pen. And the Lord Comedy saith unto this creature: “Take up your pad and pen, and seek ye deliverance for all those who suffer in my name.”

And so the world gained Michaela Plaidface, who has vowed always to write on the side of goodness, mercy and comedy. And DON’T tell her what is or isn’t fair.

Reviews filed by Michaela Plaidface

Cayley James

Cayley James is in no doubt that she knows what comedy is, and what must be done to make it ...
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Joe Spurgeon

There’s not much wrong with Joe Spurgeon. So I’ll start with as much wrong as I can find. I disagree ...
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Mark ‘Divine’ Calvert

I don’t know why this reviewer has awarded himself divinity.  Perhaps he bears a passing resemblance to John Waters’ favourite ...
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David O’Connor

Sadly for David O’Connor, clicking on his name takes you to the Three Weeks theatre critic Dave Fargnoli. It’s almost ...
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Barrie Morgan

Fringe veterans – particularly antipodeans - probably remember Barrie Morgan – he was the hero of Barrie Morgan’s World of ...
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Laura Kidd

Laura Kidd is alright at reviewing, I suppose. She seems to get the measure of Lewis Schaeffer, saying “it takes ...
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George Robb

This reviewer has, apparently, “been a fan of the Fringe ever since the age of 14, after stumbling upon it ...
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Mathew Tansini

Mathew Tansini writes as if he knows a lot about comedy. His convictions are such that, if you knew less ...
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