8 August 2010
Sarah Millican - Chatterbox
After a mere 18 months Sarah went from Best Newcomer in Edinburgh to winning Chortle's Best Headliner award and what's more, her 2010 Edinburgh show Chatterbox was sold out a couple of weeks before the festival started! This progression is arguably faster than John Bishop's rise to fame, although he is playing the largest venue in Edinburgh (the re-opened McEwan Hall were I sat many degree exams) and Sarah is filling The Stand. I guess there are quite a few similarities in their styles, the gentle amiable warmth that makes you feel like you could be their friend. This year's show doesn't have an over-riding theme but instead is a collection of "I like..." statements leading to brief bits cumulating into a very pleasant hour. As with last year's show she made me chuckle throughout her show but does lack that killer, whole-belly laugh. A reliable high end performer that you should be able to bank on. 8 out of 10 or 4 stars.