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Edinburgh Festival reviews round-up

5 stars – Dr Brown, Daniel Kitson, The Boy With Tape On His Face, Pappy’s, Tony Law 4.5 stars – Elis James, Kwat, Felicity Ward, Mark Thomas

Top 40 Edinburgh Fringe tips – part II

Get stuck into these bad boys … Read the top 40 Fringe tips part I • Josie Long – Romance and Adventure Ever-curious and unafraid to wield strong political opinions, Long is as important as ever. Aug 2-27, 6pm, Pleasance Courtyard. • Kumail Nanjiani (left) Wonderfully natural and likeable stand-up over from the US. Aug 4-27, 8pm,(…)

Top 40 Edinburgh Fringe tips – part I

It’s the one they all want! No Edinburgh Fringe poster is complete without a mention of this dizzyingly important rundown Read the top 40 Fringe tips part II • Aaaaagh! It’s the Greatest Show on Legs Mainline the anarchic origins of the Edinburgh Festival with this throwback cabaret show on the Free Fringe. Aug 22-26, 9pm,(…)

Edinburgh Fringe who’s who #4 – top 10 newcomers

Here are the pick of this year’s bounding young (?) pups making their solo Edinburgh debut.   David Trent – Spontaneous Comedian Multimedia mentalist performs his boisterous debut show. 10.45pm, Pleasance Courtyard. Who Is Nish Kumar? An absolute bloody natural. Makes stand-up look easy. 8.2opm, Underbelly Bristo Square Kieran Hodgson – Supervillain Versatile as hell(…)

Edinburgh Fringe who’s who #3 – top 20 free shows

Free doesn’t necessarily mean shite you know. I mean, sometimes it does, but that goes for paid shows as well. So here are 20 to look out for – yes, aside from London is Funny Presents (2.10pm, Ciao Roma, 64 South Bridge, headliners inc. Cardinal Burns, Phil Nichol, Hal Cruttenden!)   Nick Doody – Look(…)

Edinburgh Fringe who’s who #1 – Johnny foreigner

Comics come from across the world to perform at the Fringe you know. Here are just 20 of them … The United States of America Drennon Davis (above), 10.40pm, Assembly Roxy A show produced by the Pajama Men. Davis is very highly rated, kaleidoscopic comic, who incorporates characters, animation, impressions, skits and stand-up. Davis has(…)