Alongside Miranda Hart, Millican is credited with transforming the fortunes of women in comedy. Mock the Week has been incredibly poor without Frankie that I gave up watching it and only occasionally tune in now to see if it has improved. There are comedy shows at Edinburgh featuring women comics this August, an increase on last year and a quarter of the total comedy shows. The year-old sanddancer a native of South Shields employs a wealth of gag and dramatic constructs in her show, making her as interesting to watch as she is funny. Two anecdotal set pieces about a trip to Warwick Castle dungeons, and about discovering a deceit her ex-husband perpetrated on her years ago aren't big on laughs, but they're fine storytelling.