The annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the place to be for all performing arts and stand up comedy geeks like me so I am absolutely gutted that I’m not there! But I’m all for sharing the love so here are my top recommendations for those of you who are there and still trying to decide who and what to see:
Fringe Pick #1 – The Boy With Tape On His Face
August 2nd-26th (not 14th) at the Pleasance Courtyard
A whimsical mix of mime, vaudeville and puppetry involving lots of toys, props and audience participation. Heaps of fun, endlessly funny and just bloody brilliant! This absolutely fantastic show is one you do not want to miss!!
Tickets are selling like hot cakes so get in quick! Buy them HERE or check out my spoiler-free review HERE.
Fringe Pick #2 – Marcel Lucont
August 2nd-26th (not 14th) at the Underbelly, Cowgate
France’s premiere misanthropist and self-proclaimed flâneur, raconteur and bon-viveur. Low energy but outstanding show with mostly sardonic humor and clever wordplay.
Get tickets HERE and check out what I thought HERE!
Fringe Pick #3 – Jason Byrne
August 1st-12th at EICCF
He is a comedic genius and I’m convinced is the funniest man on the planet. Non-stop riotous laughter from start to finish; you will be gasping for breath and wiping away tears!
Get tickets HERE – don’t miss out; season almost over!
Fringe Pick #4 – Stephen K Amos
August 2nd-25th (not 13th ,14th , 20th or 21st) at The Stand
Delightful and fabulous feel-good comedy that will have you grinning from ear to ear by the end of the hour! Great repertoire of accents and exceptional observational comedy.
Get tickets HERE!
Fringe Pick #5 – Mark Watson
August 1st-27th (not 13th or 20th) at Assembly George Square
One of my all-time favorites! Unpretentious, very accessible and quirky brand of comedy. A non-stop string of hilarious random stories and brilliant jokes that just flows together.
Get tickets HERE!
Fringe Pick #6 – Gordon Southern
August 1st-26th (not 8th) at the Gilded Balloon Teviot
Self-proclaimed “International World Clown” who puts a musical and funny spin to history. Wonderfully enthusiastic, unexpectedly poetic and very clever – edutainment at its finest!
Get tickets HERE (Sportsman Bar until 11th) and HERE (Nightclub Bar from 12th).
*Not at the Fringe but a Must See! – Chris Cox
Next show: September 24th at the Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol
Engaging storyteller and absolutely amazing “mind reader who can’t read minds” that will both impress and baffle you. Brilliant, magical and mind-boggling – you have to see to believe!
Get tickets HERE and read my review HERE.
These are just my top-most picks but I have many other favorites and there are HUNDREDS more on offer so happy choosing, attending and laughing! I’ll just be sitting here being incredibly jealous!
For the full line-up check out the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website or the Underbelly website.
*If you want to find out more about these excellent comedians, click the pictures to be taken to their official websites!
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