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 character comedian, one half of ace sketch duo Kieran and the Joe. 1.15pm, Voodoo Rooms (free)
Trevor Noah – The Racist
Slick and highly impressive young stand-up from South Africa. 7.15pm, Pleasance Courtyard
Luisa Omielan – What Would Beyoncé Do?
A high-energy yet vulnerable show from a charismatic performer. 10.45pm, Meadow Bar (free).
Adam Larter – Happy New Year
Inventive, prop-heavy fun from the hugely promising Larter. 1.15pm, Captain Taylor’s Coffee House (free)
Suzi Ruffell; Let’s Get Ready To Ruffell
Another hugely natural and likeable stand-up. 6pm, Pleasance Courtyard
Daniel Simonsen – Champions
Unorthodox and hotly tipped Norwegian stand-up. 7pm, Pleasance Courtyard
Discover Ben Target
Deadpan oddball who likes his stunts/props/body paint. 4.55pm, Underbelly Cowgate
Jessie Cave: Bookworm
Simon Amstell-affiliated geeky character comedy from a former Harry Potter actor. 2.30pm, Underbelly Cowgate
Other bright young things to look out for are Joe Lycett, Rob Beckett, Jenny Fawcett (Lou Ford) and Chris Stokes