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Edinburgh Fringe 2013 – reviews round-up

5 stars – Al Lubel (pictured), Bridget Christie, Henry Paker 4.5 stars – Aisling Bea, The Pin 4 stars – John Kearns, Lost Voice Guy, James Acaster, Rich Hall’s Hoedown, Bobby Mair, Carl Donnelly, Claudia O’Doherty, Alex Horne, Sara Pascoe, Ivo Graham, Katie Mulgrew, Carey Marx, Liam Williams 3.5 stars – My Son Is Not(…)

Top 10 newcomers of Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Strong. Crop. This year. If you’re in the market for future stars of comedy, check out these newbies (of varying degrees of new-ness). Aisling Bea – 6.30pm, Gilded Balloon Charismatic Irish stand-up who knows her way around an anecdote and hip-hop dance. Think they call it star quality. Read Aisling’s LiF Spotlight. • Pat Cahill(…)

Top 40 tips for Edinburgh Fringe 2013 – part I

In chronological order, for your convenience … (part II to come later today) Read the top 40 Edinburgh tips, part II • Marcel Lucont (above) – various times/locations Charter a comedian! A really, really good one! Once a day withering Frenchman Lucont performs a show to the highest bidder (plus friends) at the time and(…)

Top 40 Edinburgh Fringe 2013 tips – part II

Featuring Michael Che, Pajama Men, Carey Marx, Felicity Ward, Bo Burnham …  Read the top 40 Fringe tips part I • Reginald D Hunter (above) – 8pm, PC The increasingly bold and uncompromising Hunter has incorporated Edinburgh into the UK tour of his prickly new show.

Top 20 free Edinburgh shows

In which it is verily PROVEN that free ≠ shite. 1.15pm – Alistair Green, at the Upstairs Bar A right dark bugger. Funny, though. Green is an up-n-coming comic who also has a 9pm show at Just the Tonic in which he spoofs celebrities with sex addiction. 1.30pm – Austentatious, at the Counting House There’s(…)

Top 20 temporary immigrants to the Edinburgh Fringe

Well, you can’t keep them all out all of the time. Here are 20 of the better “international” acts coming over ‘ere, taking our audiences … Graham Clark (7pm, Assembly Roxy) Here’s a comic that really revs Edinburgh is Funny’s engines. Clark is a striking figure and a smart, thoughtful stand-up. Comes with a heavy(…)