Ali McGregor’s Late-Night Variety Nite Night: Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh, 2009
Ali McGregor is an Australian cabaret Jazz singer who was a regular Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourite who I have followed and praised for many years. Her style is to take a pop hit or standard and infuse it with her own Jazz style. Her voice is amazing and one of the first great shows I ever saw her front was her Late-Night Variety Nite Night Show which ran at the festival in 2009 and featured musical and comedy variety acts.
One of these was fellow Australian comedian Sam Simmons. In his short set, fast-talking Simmons delivered his entire life story which was extremely surreal through producing bizarre drawings and performing weird sketches.