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VENUE DETAILS

We list shows for 18 different venues in this year’s brochure. For more information, visit www.edcomfest.com ASSEMBLY

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Assembly Hall

Mound Place EH1 2LU | T. 0131 623 3030

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Assembly George Square

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Assembly Inverleith Allotments

George Square EH8 9LH | T. 0131 623 3030 West Gate, East Fettes Avenue EH4 1DN | T. 0131 623 3030

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THE EDGE FESTIVAL

60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ | T. 0131 556 6550 1 Bristo Square EH8 9AL | T. 0131 556 6550

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Gilded Balloon Teviot

Teviot Row House, Bristo Sq EH8 9AJ | T. 0131 622 6552

Underbelly, Cowgate

(Entrances on Cowgate & Victoria Street) 56 Cowgate, EH1 1EG | T: 0844 545 8252

JUST THE TONIC

Udderbelly’s Pasture

(Incorporating E4 Udderbelly, E4 Cow Barn, The Dairy Room & The Wee Coo) Bristo Square, EH8 9AL | T: 0844 545 8252

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Niddry Street South, Cowgate EH1 1NS | T. 0131 556 5375

31 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ | T. 0131 221 2280

Cabaret Voltaire

36 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR | T. 0131 220 6176

The Bongo Club

37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8BA | T. 0131 558 8844

Liquid Room

9C Victoria Street Edinburgh EH1 2HE | T. 0131 225 2564

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Sneaky Pete’s

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Corn Exchange

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Just the Tonic at The Caves

HMV Picture House

73 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JW | T. 0131 225 1757 11 New Mart Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1RL | T. 0131 443 0404

The Queen’s Hall

85-89 Clerk Street Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JG T. 0131 668 2019

Just the Tonic at The Tron

9 Hunter Square EH1 1QW | T. 0131 556 5375

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV) 37 Guthrie Street EH1 1JG | T. 0131 556 5375

USEFUL NUMBERS

CREDITS

The Fringe Box Office T. 0131 226 0000

National Rail Enquiries T. 0845 748 4950

© 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance, Underbelly, Just the Tonic and The Edge Festival.

Edinburgh International Festival T. 0131 473 2000

Edinburgh Airport T. 0870 040 0007

Project Manager Tim Groves and Chris Perkin

Edinburgh Military Tattoo T. 0131 225 1188

Traveline (Buses) T. 0871 200 2233

Design Heehaw Digital | www.heehaw.co.uk

Edinburgh Book Festival T. 0845 373 5888

Central Radio Taxis T. 0131 229 2468

Cover Design John Bennie at Jet Black Creative Print Polestar Festival Portal Development Richard Jarmain

Tourist Board T. 0845 225 5121

GENERAL INFORMATION Booking Fees

Booking fees vary between venues and booking method. For more information on booking fees please call venue box office, check the website or ask before booking.

Terms and Conditions

Concession prices (where listed) are available to children under 16, students, registered unemployed, Young Scots/Stage Pass holders, Senior Citizens and those claiming disability allowance, unless otherwise stated. Proof of status must be shown when purchasing tickets and collecting tickets. Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. All credit card bookings must be collected at least 20 minutes before the performance start time. Venues will post tickets up to 19th July. It is not possible to admit latecomers to performances. The Venue Management reserves the right to alter the published programme and to refuse admission. All seats are unreserved. No admission after 10pm for 15’s and under, 16-17 year olds are only admitted to the venue after 10pm with a valid ticket to a Gilded Balloon show.


HOW TO BOOK You can book any show in this brochure by visiting www.edcomfest.com ASSEMBLY

PLEASANCE

GILDED BALLOON

BY PHONE

BY PHONE

BY PHONE

0131 623 3030

0131 556 6550

0131 622 6552

Call the Assembly box office now between 10am and 6pm Monday to Saturday until 2nd August and between 9am and 11.30pm from 3rd to 29th August.

Call the Pleasance Box Office from 7th June to 3rd August 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. From 3rd August 9am to 10pm (daily).

Call the Gilded Balloon Box Office from 7th June to 3rd August 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. From 3rd August 9am to 10pm (daily).

ONLINE

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www.assemblyfestival.com

www.pleasance.co.uk

www.gildedballoon.co.uk

IN PERSON

IN PERSON

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Assembly George Square EH8 9LH

Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance EH8 9TJ

Teviot Row House, Bristo Square EH8 9AJ

Visit Pleasance’s main Box Office from 3rd August to 29th August 9am to Midnight (2nd and 3rd August 10am to 6pm).

The Box Office will be open from the 3rd of August. Opening Hours: Noon to 5pm on the 3rd of August. 10am to 3am daily from 3rd – 29th of August.

Visit Assembly’s main box at Assembly George Square from 22nd July to 29th August. This box office will be open from 10am until 10 minutes after the last performance’s start time.

Assembly Hall, Mound Place EH1 2LU This box office will be open 3rd - 29th August from 10am until 10 minutes after the last performance’s start time.

UNDERBELLY BY PHONE

0844 545 8252 Call the Underbelly Box Office Pre Fringe between 10am 8pm Daily. From 3rd August 10am - 11pm Daily.

ONLINE

www.underbelly.co.uk IN PERSON

Underbelly, Cowgate 56 Cowgate, EH1 1EG (Entrances on Cowgate & Victoria Street) From 4th August 10am - 1am daily.

Udderbelly’s Pasture E4 Udderbelly, E4 Cowbarn, The Dairy Room & The Wee Coo Bristo Square, EH8 9AL. From 3rd August 10am - 1am daily.

Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square EH8 9AL

THE EDGE FESTIVAL

This Box Office will open from 3rd August to 29th August from 10am – 01.30am.

BY PHONE

SELF SERVICE BOX OFFICE Box Office is open from 3rd August 10am - Midnight.

08444 999 990

FAST TRACK TICKET BOOTH Opens 3rd August 10am - 10pm.

ONLINE

www.theedgefestival.com

JUST THE TONIC BY PHONE

0131 556 5375 ONLINE

www.justthetonic.com IN PERSON

Just the Tonic at The Caves, Niddry Street South, Cowgate EH1 1NS Entrance through the Rowantree Bar, on Cowgate. From 4th August, daily, (except 17th) 11.30am – 12.30am.

Just the Tonic at The Store (formerly GRV), 37 Guthrie Street EH1 1JG From 4th August, daily, (except 16th) 12 noon – 11.00pm.

IN PERSON

HMV Picture House, 31 Lothian Road Edinburgh EH1 2DJ Monday to Saturday 12-4pm. Closed Sundays.

Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 New Mart Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1RL Box Office is open from 10am until 11pm every day, Monday to Sunday. Their telephone number is 0131 443 0404.

Liquid Room, 9C Victoria Street Edinburgh EH1 2HE Box Office is generally open from 7pm or alternatively from doors opening if a gig or show starts earlier/later.

Cabaret Voltaire, 36 Blair St Edinburgh EH1 1QR Box Office Collection times are 7pm - 10pm on day of show.

The Queen’s Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JG Box Office telephones operate from 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. We are open for personal callers from 10am 5pm Monday to Saturday or until 15 minutes after the start of an evening performance.


Contents Venue information

ACCESS While a great deal of investment has been made in our facilities, our theatres are fitted almost solely for the Festival. We make adjustments to give reasonable access but we are aware that there are still some services we cannot provide, as well as areas where improvements still need to be made. We will continue to upgrade our facilities and would welcome your comments and advice. Much of this provision is new, so we advise you to arrive early, and to let us know you are coming.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible toilets are available at all venues. Wheelchair access is available at all venues with the exception of the following theatre spaces: s s s s s s s s s s

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Gilded Balloon

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Underbelly

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Just the Tonic

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The Edge Festival

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Fringe shows Theatre

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Dance, Physical Theatre & Exhibitions

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Induction Loops

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Shows at a glance All shows listed by time

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Signed Performances

For signed performances, please check individual show entry pages for details or check our websites for more information.

SHOW INFORMATION LISTED FOR EACH ENTRY 2 FOR 1

Available for 8-9 August only

ELIGIBLE FOR A SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD

EUROPEAN PREMIERE UK PREMIERE

WORLD PREMIERE 00:00 ALL TIMES FOLLOW THE 24 HOUR CLOCK

Shows advertised as starting between midnight and 6am are listed against the previous day.

Index All shows listed by name

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STAFF LIST Artistic Director ...................................................................William Burdett-Coutts PA to Artistic Director .........................................................................Judith Murrell Programme Manager/Producer ..................................................Michael Harris Programme Manager/Producer (to May 2011) ............................Alex Rochford Assistant Programmer and Producer ...............................................Lauren Storr Best of the Fest Programmer ............................................................. Amy Shirlaw Managing Director ............................................................................. Guy Hornsby General Manager.............................................................................Margaret Moll Finance Manager .......................................................................Yalamba Koroma Assistant to the General Manager ..................................................Jen Courtney Head of Box Office ........................................................................Jamie Snelgrove Box Office Manager ...................................................................... Louise Acheson Brand and Sponsorship Manager .....................................................Lis Faulkner Companies Marketing Manager...................................................... Jayne Gross Social Media, Promotions and Web Manager .................................................................................Caitlin Lock Head of Press .......................................................................................Kelly Fogarty Press Consultant ......................................................................................... Liz Smith Pre-Festival & Venue Press ......................................Mel Brown & Impressive Pr Front of House Management .......................................................... Clare Walters

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VENUES .................................Main Hall ............................................... Rainy Hall ........................................... Baillie Room BAR ........................................Quad Bar

Welcome to Assembly 2011 and the brave new world of Assembly Festival. Last year was formidable in being our 30th anniversary of presenting work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was also our last year in the Assembly Rooms as we knew it. This year the building will be closed during the festival. Thanks to the University of Edinburgh we turn a new page in the history of our organisation, moving the core of our operation to George Square, where we will create a new performance village around the east side of George Square Gardens. There will be three tents in our new Spiegelgarden, the Teatro Spiegeltent, the Dans Paleis and the Bosco, along with four indoor spaces in the surrounding buildings: George Square Theatre and in the David Hume building, ONE, TWO and THREE. Sitting beside this will be Mirazozo, a wonderful luminarium by the makers of visual magic, Architects of Air. Assembly wouldn’t be the same without our Club Bar, where people from the industry and the festival rub shoulders. To house this we are building a new underground concept bar – a complete change from the Georgian splendour of the Assembly Rooms as we move on from the old world to the new. Also this year we will continue our use of the Assembly Hall with the Main Hall itself as our premier performance space together with the Rainy Hall and Baillie Room. The programme we have put together for this year plays to Assembly’s core strengths of great theatre and comedy, whilst recognising the new world of cabaret and an endless array of performance genres, some of which haven’t been invented yet. We are delighted to welcome back Simon Callow performing a beautiful new play Tuesdays at Tescos and at the same time present two new plays – Midnight Your Time performed by Diana Quick and Dusk Rings a Bell, from Hightide, one of the most important young companies on the UK theatre

scene. Equally look out for Federer vs Murray, the wonderful Guy Masterson in Shylock, the Penny Dreadful and the fantastic Jus’ Like That – bringing Tommy Cooper back to the stage. The Comedy line up is stellar with the likes of Sarah Millican, Milton Jones, Andy Parsons, Dave Gorman, Al Murray, the wonderful Horne Section, the adorable Pajama Men and the ever challenging Jerry Sadowitz. Our music line up is led by Antonio Forcione, Korean Drums, Ali McGregor and the Magnets. Delightfully blending comedy and music don’t miss Baby Wants Candy with their improvised musicals. Circus and cabaret ranges from the volcanic force that is Circolombia to Lilli La Scala and Le Gateau Chocolat. Our Children and Families shows include Bagpuss, Big Howard Little Howard and Hairy Maclary.

Technical Director ............................................................................Ruari Cormack Assistant Technical Director ............................................................. Pete McCabe Technical Administrator ........................................................ Catherine Devereux Head of Sound ....................................................................................Mark Sawyer Head of Lighting ...........................................................................................Paul Lim Assistant Head of Sound ............................................................... Mike Summers Assistant Head of Lighting ............................................................Chris Saunders FOOD AND BEVERAGE Operations Manager .........................................................................Nik Whybrew Bar Manager ...................................................................................... Simon Donne ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE Site Build Manager ...............................................................................Rab Randall Venue Managers ............................................ Bianca Houston and Cara Hume Site Manager .........................................................Dave Evans and Aidy Sanders ASSEMBLY HALL Production and Site Manager .............................................. Dominic Rozendaal Venue Manager ..............................................................................Lynsey Bowden Assembly Board of Directors ..........................................Iain MacDonald (Chair) ...............................................................................................William Burdett-Coutts ................................................................................................................Michael Dale ...................................................................................................................Sandy Ross ................................................................................................................ Mary Shields ..................................................................................................................Sarah Smith All of Assembly’s wonderful, hardworking and sleep deprived staff Doug Scott, Gayle Harrison, Susan Pollard at Heineken; Rod Smith at Concept Group; Paul Williams at East Coast Rail; Claire Wilson at Highland Spring; Eddie McNaughton at Big Byte; John Cleere at Red Lemonade; Kath Mainland, Christabel Anderson, Barry Church-Woods, Neil Mackinnon at Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Faith Liddell and Amy Saunders at Festivals Edinburgh; Neil Wurmel, Conan Johnston and everyone at Heehaw; Karen Koren and Sharon Burgess; Anthony Alderson; Charlie Wood, Ed Bartlam and Tim Groves; Andrew Eaton, Jackie McGlone, Joyce McMillan and Paula Bushell at The Scotsman; Tony Davey, Ann Russell, Will Tatam, Jose Ferran and all at Red61. Lucy Henderson and Lynsey Macdonald at Heineken, Chris Ekers; Adrian Searle at Stage Electrics; Malcolm Innes at The Outsider; Guy Sissons at Grandstand Seating Structures; Flip Jansen; Rick Klessens; Edinburgh City Council – John McNeil, Claire Miller, Malcolm Kennedy and George Russell. Mark Bonner and Steve Lutley at Delta Sound, Alistair MacDonald, Alex Innes,Roger Spence, Susan Provan, Julia Holt, John Pinder, Alex Reedijk, Al Thomson, Mark Burlace, David Inns.

SPONSORS

Fans of dance and music and stunning visual performance have to see Rock the Ballet or Soy De Cuba. These are but a few shows from the amazing line-up of people that will be with us for the festival. This brochure has full details of our programme and you can find out all the latest news at our excellent website assemblyfestival.com. This year we will also be working with showcatcher.co.uk where you can get much more information about shows as well as provide feedback on what you have seen. Enjoy the coming pages and relish the fantasy of Edinburgh. William Burdett-Coutts, Artistic Director

“Out of this wood do not desire to go” Midsummer Nights Dream

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THANKS Assembly would also like to thank the University of Edinburgh especially: The Principal - Sir Timothy O’Shea. Festivals Office - Chris Barnes, Lorna Brain, Caroline Fraser and Ruth Fisher. Estates and Buildings Dept – including George Boag, Joe Brannigan, Graeme Ferguson, George Brydon and Susan Leven.


underbelly.co.uk 0844 545 8252

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a cownormous thank you to: All our supporters over the years. Special thanks to Judith Doherty. Chris Barnes, Lorna Brain, Caroline Fraser and Ruth Fisher at Edinburgh First. Professor Timothy O’Shea, George Boag, Rab Calder and all at University of Edinburgh. Steve Cardownie, Veronica Ross, James Doherty, Malcolm Kennedy, George Russell and all at City of Edinburgh Council. All at Lothian & Borders Fire Brigade. Bill Scott and all at Edinburgh Central Library. Kath Mainland and all at Festival Fringe Society. Graeme Arnott, Sean Doyle, Derek Marr and all Caledonian Heritable. Sarah Owen and all at Channel 4. Connor Hardy and all at Magners. Chris and Mike Haywood at Haywood & Company. Tony Davey, Ann Russell, Will Tatam, Jose Ferran and all at Red 61. Brian Cleary and all at Sigma Safety. Paul Roughton and all at Stage Electrics. Steve Ullathorne. Jane Healy and all at Red Letter Design. Tom Dearden and all at Wedge Digital. Chris Perkin. Richard Jarmain. Eddie MacNaughtan at Big Byte. Neill Wurmel and all at Hee Haw. Paula Bushell and all at Scotland on Sunday. Rebecca Austin. Jonathan Mills. Christopher Richardson. David Michel. William Burdett-Coutts, Margaret Moll and all at Assembly. Karen Koren (our surrogate mother), Sharon Burgess and all at Gilded Balloon. Anthony Alderson and all at Pleasance.

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Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood Operations Moonager Sarah Fleming Festival Producer Marina Dixon Production Moonagers David Watson & Kenny Easson Programmer Fiona McCurdy Underbelly Productions Producer Stephen Makin Head of Press Fraser Smith Head of Marketing Tim Groves

Bar & Catering Manager Office Administrator

Roddy Fisher Ollie Hester

Box Office Moonagers Tom Arr Jones & Andrew Ladd Underbelly Duty Moonagers

David Graham & Ed Lawlor

Bristo Sq Duty Moonagers Finance Associate Director

James Turner-Inman & Pikey Goodwill Sachin Grover Tom Page


welcome to another cow packed fringe festival

We’re delighted to be back with our best line-up of shows yet. We have two new spaces in Bristo Square this year, The Dairy Room and The Wee Coo. They’re showcasing the finest of up and coming comedy and theatre alongside our wonderful spaces in Underbelly. Take a risk and see something you’ve never heard of... there are bovine shaped gems to be found littered across our programme. We’re confident we’ve got something for everybody. You’ll find all of our shows in time order below. Have a wonderful festival! Ed and Charlie, Head Farmers

10.30am - 12noon

The Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Show P52 Stick Man Live on Stage! P52 Emergence P22 Street Dreams P24 The Star Child P23 Croft and Pearce - Funnier Than It Sounds P70

12noon - 1pm

The One Hour Plays P24 Show Me The World P24 The Historians P25 Matilda and The Tales She Told P26 The Durham Revue’s 33rd Annual Surprise Party! P71 You Once Said Yes P27 The Observatory P27 The Hamiltons: High Jinks with the Hamiltons! P71

1pm - 2pm

Laundry Boy P28 Drift P28 Mythbunking P73 Those Magnificent Men P30 Lunch With Quattro Formaggio P73 Steve Pretty’s Mixtape P74 The Girl With The Iron Claws P32 Catriona Knox: Packed Lunch P74 The Pretender P32

2pm - 3pm

Swamp Juice P34 Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo P35 Mad About The Boy P35 Jay Foreman: We’re Livings in the Future P76 Zeus’ Pamphlet P77 Go To Your God Like A Soldier P36 Meryl O’Rourke - Bad Mother… P77 The World Belongs to Everyone Apart From Us P37 Matt Forde: Dishonourable Member P77

3pm - 4pm

Worbey and Farrell: Well Strung! P78 David O’Doherty presents: Rory Sheridan’s Tales of The Antarctica P79 Of Sound Mind P39 Totally Tom P81 My Filthy Hunt P40

4pm - 5pm

IdeasTap is an online arts charity that funds and showcases people at the start of their careers. From 6 August they will be based in Udderbelly’s Pasture from 11am to 2pm daily for two weeks, dishing out advice and tips on finding cash for your next big idea. Check out ideastap.com. Follow them on Twitter @ideastap

8pm - 9pm

The Dog-Eared Collective: You’re Better Than This P82 Dream Pill P41 Ruby Wax: Losing It P84 Nathan Penlington: Uri and Me P84 Luke Wright’s Cynical Ballads P84 The Oxford Revue: But Seriously P84 Soweto Entsha P58 Young Pretender P42 Cabaret Whore: More! More! More! P87

Dana Alexander: New Arrival P109 Michael Winslow: The Man of 1000 Voices P109 Catie Wilkins: A Chip Off the Odd Block P109 The Zanniskinheads and the Quest for the Holy Balls P46 The Life Doctor P111 Sammy J: Potentially P114 Matt Kirshen: Wilde-eyed P115 Richard Herring : What is Love Anyway? P116 Tim Clare: How to Be a Leader P116

5pm - 6pm

9pm - 10pm

Like A Virgin P45 You Wouldn’t Know Him, He Lives in Texas P44 Battle of Britain: North vs South P88 Heavy Like the Weight of a Flame P42 Helmsman Pete: Postcards From The Edge... P42 Clare Plested: Vegas, Jesus and Me P89 Ahir Shah: Astrology P90 John Peel’s Shed by John Osborne P42 Bad Bread: TV Times P91

6pm - 7pm Lounge Room Confabulators P44 The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer P44 Sammy J and Randy: Ricketts Lane P93 Keith Farnan: Money, Money, Money P95 Paul McCaffrey: Saying Something Stupid P96 Free Run P44 Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones P35 Death Song P45 Joe Stilgoe - One Hour! P59 Laurence Clark - Health Hazard! P98 Cutting The Cord P46 Bluebeard: A Fairytale for Adults P46

7pm - 8pm You Wouldn’t Know Him, He Lives in Texas P44 Mark Nelson - Guilty Pleasure P103 Edward Aczel Doesn’t Exist P104 Craig Hill - Blown By a Fan…! P105 Chris Martin: No. Not That One P106 Paul Foot: Still Life P107 Carl Donnelly 3: Carl Donnelier! P108

Lounge Room Confabulators P44 Shlomo: Mouthtronica P66 Randy is Sober P120 Naz Osmanoglu: 1000% Awesome P120 Marcel Lucont Etc: A Chat Show P121 Dregs P120 Frisky & Mannish - Pop Centre Plus P123 Dry Ice P47 Auntie Netta and The Trouble With Asian Men P125 Doctor Brown: Becaves P126 Musical Comedy Awards Showcase P126

10pm - 11pm

Bob and Jim - Modern Urges P126 Barry and Stuart - Show and Tell: The Show P127 Papa CJ: One in a Billion P128 The Germans Are Coming P128 Drags Aloud P127 Jason John Whitehead: Letters from Mindy P128 Kai Humphries - Bare-Faced Cheek P130 Jeff Mirza’s Jihad: Heresy or Hearsay P131 The Hermitude Of Angus, Ecstatic P132 Tom Green: World Comedy Tour P133 The Midnight Beast P134 The Alternative Edinburgh Fringe Awards Presented By Time Out Live P133 Sean Hughes: For Two Nights Only P133

11pm - 12midnight

When Woman Wee P47 Best Of Scottish Comedian of the Year P135 The Forum P47 Wilfredo: Erecto! P136 Spank P138 Barry and Stuart: The Tell P137 The Late Show P139 Spanktacular P139


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Just the Tonic is at The Caves, The Tron and The Store (formerly GRV) Box Office at Just the Tonic at The Caves Following on from another amazingly successful year, Just the Tonic returns to Edinburgh with an expanded program of top class comedy shows. For all listings, tickets and to download a brochure:

www.justthetonic.com


productions believe in butter flawless intergalactic dream p49

shlomo mouthtronica p66

free run parkour | martial arts | acrobatics

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Your living room 6pm (7pm) & 9pm (10pm) 4 - 28 August


WELCOME TO THE EDGE FESTIVAL 2011 This year, we’re celebrating 12 years of dedicated popular music programming at the Fringe and we hope you can join us for the fun. Live music is flourishing worldwide so we’ve tried to bring you some of the best talent from across the globe.

The Edge Festival: A Brief History

We already have a genuine feast of acts confirmed for this year’s Edge Festival, but there’s more to be added to the bill so make sure you log onto our website over the next few months for all the latest gig news and updates.

The Edge Festival is brought to you by Scotland’s top major events company: DF Concerts and Events. DF Concerts and Events have been at the heart of Scotland’s live music and events industry for over twenty years, connecting with millions of people worldwide every year. Behind some of the most memorable gatherings to take place across Scotland’s vibrant entertainment spectrum, the company continues to push the boundaries within the live sector by delivering some of the most exhilarating events in the world.

Whether you’re a fan of rock, indie, hip-hop, country, dance or even a mixture of all of these with a little bit of something else thrown in for good measure, The Edge Festival is where you’ll find it. So... come and join us: www.theedgefestival.com. Have a great Fringe! Dave Corbet Promoter The Edge Festival

FOR FULL LINE UP AND DETAILS, LOG ON TO...

WWW.THEEDGEFESTIVAL.COM

Beginning life as T on the Fringe 12 years ago, The Edge Festival has hosted performances from the likes of Kanye West, Pixies, Snow Patrol, Foo Fighters, David Byrne, Kelis, Nancy Sinatra, Dizzee Rascal, Faith No More and Biffy Clyro, amongst many, many more. From outdoor performances at Princes Street Gardens and Meadowbank Stadium to intimate shows at Cabaret Voltaire and The Bongo Club, the festival offers something for everyone and all in the eclectic and fun spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe. The Edge Festival continues to push musical boundaries by bringing together the most exciting names in music to the truly international audience which comes to Edinburgh for the month of August.

Who’s behind The Edge Festival?

Live music dominates DF Concerts and Events day-to-day operation from gigs at the company’s award winning and world renowned 300 capacity music venue, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut to stadium and Greenfield shows as well as the 85,000 people who come together per day at one of Europe’s most successful music festivals: T in the Park. For more information: www.gigsinscotland.com

Club Nights If you fancy going out after a gig, we would recommend the following club nights: At Cabaret Voltaire: 12th - LuckyMe 4th Festival party with Hudson Mohawke, Rusty and Machine Drum live; 17th - HaHaHa live at Slap Bang; 20th - Julio Bashmore at Ultragroove; 26th - Tiga, Harvard Bass, Benoit and Sergio + Larry Tee at Sugarbeat; 27th - Jesse Rose at Karnival. And every Sunday Killer Kitsch will feature a Scottish artist, Jackmaster, Clouds, Ado, and Grum... At Liquid Room: 6th - Sasha @ Musika

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SEBADOH WILLY MASON ROD JONES AND THE BIRTHDAY SUIT

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UNDERBELLY

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PLEASANCE DOME | QUEENDOME

THE BIG BITE SIZE BREAKFAST White Room Theatre and Film

Gorge yourself on three varying feasts of international bite-size comedies, eccentricities - and the odd drama! Delicious ten-minute plays served up with coffee, croissants and strawberries and a warm welcome from the cast! Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh’ Award Shortlist, Guardian/Observer ‘Picks of the Fringe’, Scotsman Top 100 Shows, Brighton Festival Angel Award. www.bite-size.org | twitter: @bitesizeplays

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Assembly & Nutshell Theatre

Do flowers matter as much as vegetables? Join two sisters among the plants for a cuppa, a homemade scone and a major case of sibling rivalry. Edinburgh company Nutshell returns with a darkly funny physical comedy. This world premiere is performed on a real allotment, whatever the weather – so come prepared!

Emanuele Buganza and Carla Carucca

Four recipes, four little stories with a fireworks ending. Funny and elegant, a fine play of visual composition and decomposition. Macaronigirl dances while playing the circus game. A spaghetto in love cries because he misses his beautiful tomato sauce... Visual Show.

Aug 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 at 16:00, 17:00, 18:00 Aug 9-12, 16-19, 23-26 at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00

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BIDING TIME (A YEAR IN THE MAKING)

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VICTORIA AND ABDUL Lucid Arts

From the pen of acclaimed author, playwright and screenwriter Farroukh Dhondy, the story of the relationship between Queen Victoria and her indian servant and teacher Abdul Karim.

BiDiNG TiME (The Clock Works)

An international experiment to make music theatre in 2012. This installation launches the process and shares a story. There are many opportunities to take part. Visit the Pleasance Dome Box Office for instructions.

Rising from the status of a serving man, he became her most trusted companion despite being despised by the royal household.

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A complex and urgent devised play about the hidden world of human trafficking based on original interviews and encounters arranged by the Human Trafficking Foundation. This fast paced, highly visual, ensemble drama is directed by Complicite Associate Catherine Alexander.

Take a deep breath and dive into an exhilaratingly dark comic adventure as we plunge the depths of the human heart. Interconnected stories from everyday life blend with mythic tales, dreams and musings on gravity. With gumption in our shoes we attempt to find our place in the universe (somewhere between the bus stop and infinity).

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| DAILY FESTIVAL GUIDE - DAILY COVERAGE OF ALL THE FESTIVALS

11:25 (12:30)

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | BELOW

THE END Michael Pinchbeck

Michael and Ollie have never worked together before. Now they’ll never work together again. Michael has decided to make this show his swansong and Ollie is left to pick up the pieces. Inspired by the stage direction ‘Exit pursued by a bear’, The End asks why we perform and how we will know when to stop. British Council Showcase 2011. www.michaelpinchbeck.co.uk | facebook: mpinchbeck twitter: @mdpinchbeck

... elegantly structured, thought-provoking and coolly resonant...  EXEUNTMAGAZINE.COM Hugely entertaining GUARDIAN £9 (£8) W

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INVISIBLE SHOW II

Red Shift Theatre Company in association with Pleasance Jonathan Holloway

Without wireless headphones, you wouldn’t know INVISIBLE SHOW was happening in the crowd around you. With them, stories of love, infidelity, illness, laughter and tears play against a dreamlike soundscape. Crowd embedded live theatre - a celebration of frailty, a reassurance that we’re all rubbish at this thing called life. Please note: 3 shows per day (There is no 11:30 show on Sunday 21st) www.redshifttheatreco.co.uk

Red Shift: unsettling, spiky, deliciously entertaining GUARDIAN A terrific company… electrifying… provocative  SCOTSMAN £5.50

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | CABARET BAR

MASTERCLASS THE EDINBURGH SESSIONS Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass

Turbocharge your theatre career. Masterclass presents an outstanding, week-long run of inspirational, informal discussions with the most accomplished actors, directors, writers and producers in the business. Masterclass is THE place to find out what it takes to make a difference in Edinburgh and beyond. Full programme and free tickets for under 30s from our website. www.masterclass.org.uk | facebook: masterclasstrh twitter: @masterclasstrh

One of the very best things around SIR DAVID HARE £5

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UDDERBELLY’S PASTURE | THE DAIRY ROOM

THE STAR CHILD Tell Tale Theatre invite you to eschew the modern and return to a forgotten hinterland. Using physical story-telling, live music and dance in their critically acclaimed adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Star Child, our company return to tell you the story of a proud boy who learns the importance of kindness and love. www.telltaletheatrecompany.com

Not a move out of place. Must See! THE STAGE Remarkably compelling...never less than kinetic  BROADWAY BABY

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | BIG BELLY

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ALPHONSE BY WAJDI MOUAWAD

Street Dreams follows a bizarre day in the life of The Old Man. As he tries to go about his business, mischievous banana skins, aggressive plastic bags and a rubber glove with a nervous disposition are constantly pestering him. To what extremes will he have to go to find some peace and quiet?

One-man, 27 characters, and loads of popcorn! 2011 Oscar nominee Mouawad, Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary playwright, and multi-award-winning actor Alon Nashman, bring their hit Canadian production of the timeless story about one boy’s struggle not to let go of his imagination as he grows up.

www.littlecauliflower.co.uk | facebook: littlecauliflower

One of the Top 20 Shows in the history of the Toronto Fringe.  NOW MAGAZINE CANADA A Runaway Theatrical Success. 

Richard Jordan Productions Ltd | Theaturtle | in association with Pleasance

Little Cauliflower breathe life and humour into their clever puppets and effortlessly animate found objects. A beautiful show CATHY WESTBROOK (PANEK) £6 £8.50 (£7.50) W

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THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | BELLY LAUGH

THE MATEY INSTITUTE PRESENTS... THE ONE HOUR PLAYS

Dyad Productions

Relationships shouldn’t work, but somehow they do - so who did the groundwork? In this witty new adaptation of Mark Twain’s affectionate satire, the world’s first couple confront their many differences to find a way of living and loving together. A journey both familiar and funny to anyone who’s ever experienced a relationship. Tempted? Featuring Rebecca Vaughan (‘I, Elizabeth’, ‘Austen’s Women’). Director: Guy Masterson (‘Morecambe’). www.dyadproductions.com | facebook: Dyad Productions

Bereft of inspiration, we start our show with nothing – just a writer, three actors, a director, a seamstress and a technician. But what we lack in material we more than compensate for in derringdo! With your help our plays are conceived, devised, costumed, scripted and staged in one hour. Art Attack meets Anneka Rice with live playwriting, this is an exercise in frenetic creativity under unbelievable pressure… And we need you!

I can’t recommend this highly enough 

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PHILLIPA AND WILL ARE NOW IN A RELATIONSHIP

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PLEASANCE BYTES Pleasance

Pleasance’s very own “Actors’ Studio”. Leading actors from stage and screen discuss their lives and work, revealing what’s needed to become a great actor.

By Jonathan Brittain/Misshapen Theatre

A filthy, bittersweet romcom told entirely through a Facebook wall-towall. And it’s all true (sort of…). Oversexed and oversharing, the only thing Phillipa and Will love more than each other is declaring their love on Facebook. Think you know a cringeworthy couple? Think again. Warning: Contains excessive poking.

Including JULIAN SANDS, (The Killing Fields and A Room with a View) and ART MALIK (A Passage to India and True Lies). www.pleasance.co.uk | twitter: @thepleasance facebook: pleasance-edinburgh, pleasance-islington

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SHOW ME THE WORLD

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SOMEWHERE BENEATH IT ALL, A SMALL FIRE BURNS STILL

Bridge Theatre Company

How do you know you exist unless you tell someone you are there? Young people feel the need to connect yet fewer and fewer are doing so. Nicola is working, Bill is staying put and Dan is alone. IdeasTap award winners The Bridge Theatre Company present this urgent new play by Simon Vinnicombe. It’s about this generation, told by the people living it now.

Gilded Balloon & Comedian’s Theatre Co | Festival Highlights

Kevin loves Daina. Phil loves Daina. Phil never said goodbye to either of them. This compelling absurdist monologue about seeking forgiveness in an unrelenting world is performed by Phil Nichol, winner of both The Stage and Edinburgh Comedy awards. A powerful and darkly funny new drama from the brilliant Royal Court young writer Dave Florez.

www.thebridgetheatrecompany.co.uk | twitter: @bridgetheatre14 facebook: The-Bridge-Theatre-Company

www.FestivalHighlights.com | facebook: festivalhighlights

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | DEBATING HALL

THREE SISTERS BY ANTON CHEKHOV

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WHO KILLED THE COUNSELOR? MLA

A dark comedy, about the death of a family counselor. A story told by 4 members of a dysfunctional family. Who is guilty? The flirty dad? The jealous mother? The hormonal teenagers?

Aurora | Western Connecticut State University | by Anton Chekhov

Three Sisters - Chekhov’s masterpiece, beautifully and intimately rendered by this award-winning company, back to the Fringe for tenth time. Bring lunch and experience this magnificent performance . A funny and heartbreaking journey into the lives of people you will never forget. Do not miss this show. Ten performances only! All ages will enjoy.

Written and directed by Joe Bor. www.joebor.co.uk | facebook: joebor | twitter: @josephbor

Terrific TIME OUT

www.wcsu.edu/theatrearts | www.gildedballoon.co.uk facebook: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139500839454735

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THE HISTORIANS Hot Ice Theatre

Stepping shell-suited out of the 1990s, Chucker and Mucker present their lives as a lens on the extraordinary history of the Northern milltown of Halifax. Unlikely and eloquent heroines, they belt breakneck over hill and down cul-de-sac, terrorising Woolworths, traumatizing pets and decimating dance floors. A funny, heart-wrenching tale of friendship between two teenagers and their town. Praise for previous work:

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THE ADVENTURES OF WOUND MAN AND SHIRLEY Chris Goode & Company

A delightful and touching story by Chris Goode about two unlikely friends and the adventures they share - Shirley, the weirdest kid at school, and Wound Man, an unconventional superhero with a vacancy for a teenage sidekick. www.chrisgoodeandcompany.co.uk

One of the most exciting talents working in Britain today. GUARDIAN

There is something so unguarded about this show you cant help but fall in love with it.  GUARDIAN £10 (£9)

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | THE TURRET

THE BALLAD OF THE UNBEATABLE HEARTS

MAGICIANS DO EXIST Nick Brice

Gilded Balloon

Comedy lies not in the actions of the comedian, but in the comedian’s ability to reveal the comic dimension of others’. Chris Cresswell’s latest show explores the comedy of Jacques Tati and the art of the clown in an interactive theatrical experience. Performed by Chris Cresswell, creator of the magical Voodoo Vaudeville legend, and friends from The Big Bite-Size Breakfast.

Internationally acclaimed playwright Richard Fry (Bully, Smiler, Homo Asbo) presents another blistering tour-de-verse about a group of young men who changed the world forever. Sticking true to Fry’s trademark style, this show will have you laughing out loud one minute and holding back tears the next.

“Cresswell is definitely a star.” Evening News www.bite-size.org | twitter: @bitesizeplays

‘Life is in their blood, pulsing through their veins, A happy smile to the outside world, a death wish on their brains.’

Absolutely hysterical, impeccable timing. 

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Foursight Theatre, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and Jacksons Lane in association with Assembly

Tell Tale Theatre invites you into the world of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales. Using live music, dance and physical theatre this critically acclaimed young company tell the story of Matilda who, with her penchant for lying, and her curious doll, causes mayhem in the home of her cruel and eccentric Aunt and Uncle. www.telltaletheatrecompany.com

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12:15 (13:35) “You should only say good of the dead. Joan Crawford is dead. Good.” Bette Davis. Now on her own death bed, Bette is forced by Hollywood hacks Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons to finally confront the ghost of her nemesis, Crawford herself. And of course, just because someone’s dead it doesn’t mean they’ve changed. This new darkly comedic play by Foursight Theatre (creators of Thatcher The Musical!) is a wry, feisty and irreverent look at two of Hollywood’s greatest icons and their equally famous feud. www.foursighttheatre.co.uk

She’s slept with every male start at MGM except Lassie! BETTE DAVIS Take away those pop eyes, the cigarette, those funny clipped words, and what have you got? JOAN CRAWFORD Sharp, imaginative, intelligent, and extremely funny company. BBC FRONT ROW £5 £12 (£11) W

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YOUR LAST BREATH Curious Directive

Trapped under thick ice after an extreme-skiing accident, Anna’s body slowly freezes. Follow the tracks into Nordic mountains, maps, myths, motherhood and a miracle of modern science. Multimedia, live score and explosive choreography piece together the human mystery - what happens in the suspension between life and death? curiousdirective.com | facebook: curiousdirective | twitter: @c_directive

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Esa Leskinen and Sami Keski-Vähälä. Ryhmäteatteri coordinated by Ace Production

A fast, furious and deeply acerbic and irresistibly funny satire in which banks and bankers get a real kicking! This is Gogol for today in a dazzling new comedy that has taken Scandinavia by storm. Catherine Grosvenor’s brilliant Scottish adaptation brings it right onto Edinburgh’s own doorstep. www.ryhmateatteri.fi

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Richard III: ruthlessly ambitious murderer or fine soldier and leader? A striking one-woman play using Shakespeare’s text, but through the eyes of a devoted servant. Tudor propaganda unravels to reveal a different Richard as Bess gossips about his rise to power; eye witness to the unfolding tragedy. www.alarumtheatre.co.uk | facebook: Nowisthewinter twitter: @alarumtheatre

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12:30 (13:15) A new tragic-comedy by Gerda Stevenson about war on several levels; man versus wife, nation against nation and Scotland versus…the Swiss master. From a claustrophobic flat in Scotland to the Swiss Alps via Afghanistan we follow Flo and Jimmy on a painful, and at times farcical journey, complete with war-paint. Featuring live music and an outstanding company of Scottish artists. www.assemblyfestival.com | facebook: assemblyfestival | twitter: @assemblyfest

Hilarious and heartbreaking THE HERALD A beautiful, uncompromising and genuinely moving play LIVE THEATRE Meaty stuff... Stevenson produces fine rallies and shows acute human insight SCOTSMAN

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WAITING FOR ALICE Jabberwocky Productions

The stage is littered with gleaming teacups. Sat around a table are figures in rusting top hats and cobwebbed jackets. Absurd, comic and sharp, this is an explosive piece of new writing from a critically acclaimed company recently emerged from Bristol University. Why is a raven like a writing-desk? Where and what is Alice? A dark secret lurks in the dregs of these cups. You are cordially invited to tea. www.jabberwockyproductions.wordpress.com facebook: Jabberwocky-Theatre-Productions

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It’s your story; you decide. This one on one interactive experience unfolds with you at the heart of it. Compelling and thrilling. Part theatrical experience, part real life, part city journey, keep saying yes and the experience might never stop. From a 5 star awarded, Fringe First winning company. Please note: 15 shows a day - start times between 12:30 – 14:50

Two paths cross in the desert. A father is killed and a soldier blamed.

www.lookleftlookright.com

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For the man who pulled the trigger, the choice is made clear: honour or shame.

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FIT FOR PURPOSE Pleasance | End Child Detention Now

Still hoping for a land of milk and honey in England’s green pastures - the mothers have stopped eating. They need to be heard. A poignant new play about asylum by Royal Court young writer Catherine O’Shea. Directed by Tanja Pagnuco.

Pleasance Theatre | Martin Miller | Simon Scullion

In a lonely radio studio, an actor grapples with the script of a classic ghost story. What happens when the script of the classic ghost story starts to grapple back? Written by Lynne Truss.

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THE GIRL WHO THOUGHT SHE WAS IRISH By Biddy O’Loughlin

Biddy’s dark sense of humour and Irishy sense of song tell the unrequited story of a girl who grew up in the middle of the desert, thinking she was Irish.

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The London Underground. Sweat and Stress. But real-life testimonies take us beneath the stereotype, deep into the silence of the carriages, where bodies brush against each other. dreams abound, and lives intersect in strange and surprising ways.

Lucinda eats men for breakfast - if they’re lucky; Sarah’s ready for commitment - and even married Mags is curious.

PartingShot

Written and performed by Rosalind Adler

A painfully joyous romp through the lives and loves of three apparently unconnected women, and interspersed with delicious extracts from real online profiles, LOL revels in the phenomenon of internet dating today.

From the skewed smile of the man across the aisle to the spectral sound of air moving through an empty station at one in the morning - find the mystery in the mundane...

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This show is bliss LIBBY PURVES A brilliant show, flawlessly written and performed - warm, witty, a treat. OXFORD INFO

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Herald Angel winners Fuel present the first performances of a new show in development by the internationally acclaimed Belarus Free Theatre in their first visit to the Fringe. Previous shows include Being Harold Pinter (“world-class theatre, built on the guts of raw experience” Daily Telegraph) and Discover Love (winner of a 2011 OBIE Award).

It’s Election Night, 1964, backstage at the Victoria Palace, London. The cast of The Black and White Minstrel Show is preparing for their evening show. Which of them will be invited to appear at The Royal Variety Performance? A wonderful, nostalgic comedy, written by a man who was there! www.fringemanagement.com | facebook: Black Slap twitter: @FringeMan2011

Truly passionate, truly political theater. NEW YORK TIMES The bravest theatre in the world. TIME OUT

Well-crafted and intriguing work of social history THE STAGE A visit backstage that’s well worth taking INDIELONDON.CO.UK £5 £10 (£8)

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In a city that hangs in mid air, too many souls are left behind, they wander without end. Performed by an international creative team who all call Shanghai home, SRT’s Drift parallels the performers’ experiences forging their way as foreigners in modern China. Caught in the speed of modernisation, culture and memories are contested. A tale of two cities that spans three generations. An alternate reality where language is no longer the biggest barrier. Drift, the discovery of self during an identity crisis: finding out not only who we are, but where we belong in a rapidly shrinking world.

Terry Orange was just your average agoraphobic loser but that was all about to change! From the creators of the multi-award winning HEROIN(e) FOR BREAKFAST comes a new comedy about childhood dreams, super heroes and sexually attractive hoovers!

Horizon Arts with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd

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The UKs hottest young theatre company BBC Quite astonishingly accomplished... It takes ones breath away  THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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Do you remember Enid Blyton’s Magical Faraway Tree? Well we don’t. Join Sleeping Trees in our attempt to re-create this well known children’s novel after fourteen years without reading it. Every saucepan, soldier and sardine is brought to life in this dark, fastpaced and possibly inaccurate adult comedy.

With its daily magazine and long-established Fringe First awards, the Scotsman’s Festival coverage is unrivalled. Now Scotland’s national newspaper is teaming up with Assembly for a weekly showcase of the best of the Festival, a lively line-up of comedy, theatre, cabaret and music by recipients of four and five star Scotsman reviews.

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Don’t forget about the annual Scotsman Fringe Awards which takes place the final week of the Fringe on Friday the 26th at 11am. For ticket details pick up a Scotsman from Saturday 6th of August or visit Assembly Box Office. First come first served, subject to availability.

A gifted trio of young actors SCOTSMAN They held the audience in their spell CHORTLE

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A Spare Tyre | Wellcome Trust co-production

Young Pleasance

In 1947, every Scottish schoolchild born in 1936 sat an intelligence test. Known as the Lothian Birth Cohort, over 1000 of them re-sat the test aged 70. The research revealed fascinating findings about intelligence and memory, but what are the human stories behind the data? This play examines the stories and adds human flesh to the skeleton of research. Celebrating the Wellcome Trust’s 75th anniversary www.wellcome.ac.uk

Honesty and an integrity that is so often missed in theatre NATE SENCE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HIGH TIDE FESTIVAL

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Young Pleasance celebrates 15 years on the Fringe with a dazzling ensemble version of Godber’s funny and provocative play. A “superbly multi- talented cast” (Scotsman) of 30 conjure teachers and pupils to captivate and delight. “The play is about harnessing creativity... [Young Pleasance] keep doing just that!” John Godber.

Nicholas Parsons: “Great” (The Scotsman.) A star of stage screen and radio he joins Suki Webster: “Hilarious” (The Guardian) actress/ improviser, in this superb Alan Bennett Play. Thirty Minutes of office gossip and fun.

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Nicholas Parsons & Suki Webster

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Two men are caught in a flat as a giant wave breaks. As biblical floods rage, they hide from the noise. An epic tale of domestic proportions from the company behind 2008’s Fringe First winning Paperweight.

Based on a true story, One Thousand Paper Cranes is a beautiful play about a girl who tries to save her own life by making 1,000 paper cranes. Suitable for everyone over eight.

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HOW STEEPLE SINDERBY WANDERERS WON THE FA CUP

Scamp Theatre

Written and performed by Silas Carson Directed by Caroline Devlin Acclaimed actor Silas Carson (Holby City, How Not To Live Your Life and Star Wars) takes you to Calcutta and back on a lyrical exploration into the nature of identity.A moving and often funny coming of age story of saris and sex.

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Could a humble village team really have taken on football’s finest and triumphed? Booker-nominated JL Carr’s hilarious ripping yarn is now a delightful new show from Fringe First winning director Paul Hodson and New Perspectives (Fringe Sell Out, Farm Boy 2010).

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THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN New Perspectives Theatre Company & Scamp Theatre

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Set in a bathroom, with off-the-wall characters and striking imagery, this fantastical adaptation recasts Odysseus as a modern war vet battling the monsters in his mind to get home to his wife Penny. www.graftedcede.com | www.theatretemoin.com

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CHOCKS AWAY! for the hilarious, heart-stopping story of Alcock and Brown and the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight. Thrill to the aerial antics of our unlikely heroes as they battle the elements in the race to conquer the skies. A classic tale of plucky British pioneers - entertaining, edge-of-the-seat stuff - talk about winging it! From critically-acclaimed writing duo Brian Mitchell and Joseph Nixon and the team behind Farm Boy (Official Fringe Sell-Out 2010) and Dolly (The Times’ Top Five Shows 2010). www.newperspectives.co.uk | facebook: newperspectivestheatrecompany | twitter: @NPtheatre

Wonderfully entertaining - has the makings of a West End hit  THE TIMES A comic tour-de-force - highly recommended BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE Full of laughter, pathos and ingenuity – has a real feelgood factor THE STAGE

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OEDIPUS BY STEVEN BERKOFF (AFTER SOPHOCLES) East Productions in association with Pleasance and Seabright Productions present the Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Production | Festival Highlights

Acclaimed new version of the enduring classic, brought to vivid, brutal life by master director Steven Berkoff and his ensemble of eleven actors. Berkoff makes a rare stage appearance as Creon. Simon Merrells, who was last seen at the Fringe in 2008’s acclaimed staging of On The Waterfront, leads the cast as Oedipus. This powerful retelling of the Oedipus story comes to the fringe’s largest stage direct from sell-out seasons in Liverpool and Nottingham, where it won critical acclaim from the national press. www.oedipus.org.uk | www.FestivalHighlights.com | facebook: FestivalHighlights | twitter: @festhighlights

Beware the Greeks bearing gifts, the old saying has it - on this occasion, you can welcome them with open arms.  WHATSONSTAGE.COM The bravest, most exciting and moving Greek tragedy in years. A homage to an ancient masterpiece, and shows that rewriting it in a harsh, edgy modern language can still make you feel the heat and passion of its power.  SUNDAY TIMES Right away, you know that this is going to be an utterly distinctive production. Berkoff captures the sense of entitlement that the powerful exude, the feeling that they can fix anything. GUARDIAN £10 £16 (£14) W

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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

the village idiots

By David Hastings

Sell-out mask company, the village idiots, return with a brand new black comedy! Mayhem, malice and melancholy collide in this darkly comic tale of greed, deceit, nasty secrets and chilling retribution. Has the Undertaker lost the plot or has he just sold it? Sell-out 2006, 2007 & 2008. www.thevillageidiots.co.uk | facebook: villageids | twitter: @villageids

A farcical frenzy of masked theatre brilliance...  THREE WEEKS - EDINBURGH

Very good comic performers...their timing is flawless. SCOTSMAN

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | THE TURRET As the twentieth century dawns and the Wild West is tamed, there is only one frontier left - the sky. Two small-town bicycle repair men take their dreams of flight to the desolate sands of Kitty Hawk. In just four years of tireless experimentation and perserverance they will change the world forever. This intimate but epic adventure tells the inspiring story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the two brothers who taught the world to fly.

MINUTE AFTER MIDDAY 15th Oak Productions

It all went very quiet for a bit… It’s the 15th of August, 1998. It’s a Saturday on Lower Market Street. And it’s just gone 17 seconds past noon. In 43 seconds Lizzy, Conor and Mari’s lives will change forever. Making its Edinburgh debut, Minute After Midday is a haunting new play that looks back at the terror and tragedy of the day of the Omagh bombing.

The Wright Brothers reunites the winning team behind the hugely popular moon-landing epic One Small Step, which enthralled audiences in 20 countries across the globe. www.oxfordplayhouse.com | twitter: @OxfordPlayhouse

Its hard to imagine a play fuelled by a more profound and spellbinding sense of sheer wonder.  SCOTSMAN ON ONE SMALL STEP What a life-affirmingly brilliant piece of theatre this is.  TIME OUT ON ONE SMALL STEP

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Nominated for the Irish National Radio Drama Awards THE PJ OCONNOR AWARDS

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THE GIRL WITH THE IRON CLAWS

A wonderfully weird and whimsical show starring Eva Sampson. Welcome to AquaTown! Luton’s best (and only) aquarium. Meet Laura and her goldfish Toby and watch as she transforms the world around her. Books become buildings, staircases lead us to the stars and an old record collection spells out epic romance.

Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you’re in love with a bear. This is a story about a girl who dares to follow her longing. Fall in with The Wrong Crowd for their retelling of this powerful Nordic myth. Inventive theatre with puppets and music to delight, provoke and inspire.

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www.wrongcrowdtheatre.co.uk | facebook: thewrongcrowdtheatre twitter: @inthewrongcrowd

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It’s 2033: there’s a killer heatwave and in the Emergency Response Cell everything depends on the pathway you vote for. A provocative, multi-media immersion in a possible future where the UK is at stake. EMERGENCY cell (ticketed performance, 12+) STRATEGY cell (free installation) Please note there are 6 performances per day: Showtimes: 13:40, 14:50, 16:00, 17:10, 18:20, 19:30

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Produced by Ontroerend Goed, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd, The Drum Theatre Plymouth, and developed at the National Theatre Studio. photo Reinhout Hiel

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The Pretender will speak to anyone who has ever told a little white lie.

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When two respectable, thirty-something sisters and their best friend end up in jail one night there has to be a reason for it. But then Sofia’s job’s been axed, Julia’s sleeping with a patient and Emmi’s been mixing the booze and the anti-depressants. This is Almodóvar in thermal underwear as Myllyaho’s dark comedy lifts the lid on modern, urban womanhood.

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The night before his wedding a man wakes, wracked with guilt about the lies he’s told. The Pretender is a dark tale of the destructive power of lies and the search for absolution. Stylishly innovative theatre combining spectacular video projection, physical theatre and mesmerizingly dark animation with narrative, emotion and humour at its core.

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This is a really great idea… outstanding GUARDIAN fascinating and chilling STEVE WATERS, PLAYWRIGHT

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Metis Arts | Escalator East to Edinburgh

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Sell-out for the last

Produced by JUST THE TONIC

Hightide Festival Theatre

16 years!

This years hunt for talent brought up so much good stuff that we added another show. Now we bring you 12 of the best new comedians over three shows!

24 years ago, the future was going to be different. Mol was going to be happy; older and smarter and married with kids. Ray was going to be a heart surgeon. When they meet again, by chance - she divorced and childless; he a caretaker and gardener - they discover that their lives are even further from that future than they had thought.

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Just the Tonic at The Caves

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Tumult in the Clouds

When Wee Andy is stabbed, his friend from the housing scheme decides to join a gang. The terrible revenge he takes at random brings disaster on himself and the family of his victim. Inspired by ‘The Iliad’ and drawing on Glasgow’s so called “knife culture” Fleeto is a hard hitting contemporary Scottish re-invention of the Greek tragic form. Using appropriately strong language, it is by turns frightening and moving.

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Dates: 4th – 28th August Four different comedians in each show Early Show 6pm Middle Show 7.30pm Late Show 9pm

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See brochure listings for show line ups

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GRISLY TALES FROM TUMBLEWATER

Featuring trouserless bankers, talking dogs, flying taxis and a razor sharp parody of Scottish politics, Iain Heggie’s outrageous Fringe First winning comedy has been revived to coincide with the aftermath of the Scottish elections and stars Jonathan Watson (‘Only an Excuse?’) as Tommy. facebook: glasgow actors

Truly, and wonderfully, ridiculous. SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

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KING OF SCOTLAND

A wide-eyed orphan finds himself on the run in a monstrous town beset by spine-chilling stories and rain that never stops. Dickens meets ‘The Shockheaded Peter’ with laughs, frights and live music, from the co-writer of 2010’s award-winning ‘Hamlet! The Musical’. All ages 9+

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When yet another Hollywood celebrity walks off set, a desperate producer decides to cast a dog as his star. But which lucky pooch will take the lead?

Meet Ann Marie, the first sex change patient in Scotland, now a suicidal elderly lady of 6’3”, Norman, the top hat and tails wearing Nazi and Granny Bain, the confused sectarian who thinks the Queen is a Catholic. Hilarious show about Iain Heggie’s friends, neighbours and relatives, who are not invited. By the writer of Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer (Eight four star reviews).

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SWAMP JUICE

Explosive new piece of highly physical theatre following three prisoners in their first months after release. Featuring Shane Shambhu (Ramanujan in Complicite’s ‘A Disappearing Number’) and Verity Hewlett (Queen Victoria in ‘Queen Victoria’s Men’, Channel 4). Developed with support from the South Hill Park Arts Centre and the Young Vic.

Punk snails, opera-singing mice and a man on a mission of revenge. Welcome to a swamp like no other. Using bits of rubbish, acclaimed Canadian puppeteer Jeff Achtem creates a shadow puppet adventure about life in a swamp, with a remarkable 3D finale. A new show from the creator of the award winning Sticks Stones Broken Bones (Best Newcomer & Spirit of the Fringe: Edinburgh 2010).

Bunk Puppets | Scamp Theatre

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RELEASE Icon Theatre

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SIMON CALLOW IN TUESDAYS AT TESCOS

Assembly | Written by Emmanuel Darley | Adapted by Sarah Vermande and Matthew Hurt | Directed by Simon Stokes

After enormous success in recent Edinburgh appearances with both Dickens and Shakespeare, Simon Callow returns with the British premier and first UK adaptation of the French sensation LE MARDI A MONOPRIX, a Moliere-nominated play about love, life and death amongst the shopping trolleys. Here is Callow as you have never seen him starring as Pauline, loving daughter, carer and transvestite. The play took Paris by storm. Simon Callow is a national treasure and one of Britains greatest actors with an incredible career that spans Four Weddings and Amadeus to innumerable stage incarnations, most recently with Dr Marigold and Mr Chops and Shakespeare The Man from Stratford. This promises to be a true Edinburgh event and one definitely not to be missed. www.assemblyfestival.com | facebook: assemblyfestival | twitter: @AssemblyFest

A devastatingly moving piece of theatre PARISCOPE A superb piece of theatre: beautiful, pure and simple LE FIGARO Beautiful and delicate FD (PARIS) Remarkably funny UN FAUTEUIL POUR L’ORCHESTRE

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WEE ANDY

SKITTLES

‘Wee Andy’ follows the boy wounded in ‘Fleeto’ into hospital, where his surgeon despairs of constantly stitching slashed faces from Glasgow’s estates. When the surgeon is unable to prevent further violence spilling onto the ward itself, the boy’s mother feels compelled to take a terrifying and tragic action. Told in a tough poetic style, ‘Wee Andy’ dramatically portrays the spiraling impact of violence on individuals and on the wider community.

A story about love. And sweets, which are more reliable. Heartwarming and heartbreaking, Skittles is the debut solo show from award-winning poet and critically acclaimed playwright Richard Marsh.

Rich... flexible... a new kind of verse drama. SCOTSMAN

WHATSONSTAGE.COM ON NICKED

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As tight and taut as a third recount  Excellent comedy... pure pleasure... comedy gold  SCOTSMAN (ON DAD’S MONEY)

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Penny Dreadful and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with Assembly

Simon Usher directs this World premiere of Nick Wards play adapted from the Heart of Darkness and Outpost of Progress by Joseph Conrad. A grotesquely dark comedy about slavery, opium addiction, cartography. madness and abandonment. Developed as a National Theatre Studio project, Splendid Isolation has never been publicly performed. Nick Ward is a three times Fringe First winner and Splendid Isolation marks his return to the Edinburgh Festival. www.the-playground.co.uk

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | HUT Frankenstein’s alive and he’s about to extract your wisdom teeth! Award-winning Penny Dreadful cordially invites you to enter the Etherdome - if you dare. Take your seats for this darkly funny and true tale of 1850s America, where carnival sideshows meet live bluegrass... and dentistry! Trust us, this won’t hurt a bit...

CRY OF THE MOUNTAIN One woman, 13 characters, and a banjo. Adelind Horan performs real stories from America’s coal fields. Verbatim. Coal Miners, Mining Executives, Mountaineers, Hillbillies and Protesters. See a show/save a mountain. Bluegrass music and cookies at every performance.

www.pennydreadfultheatre.com

PENNY DREADFUL: CRITICS CHOICE THE TIMES, TIME OUT, BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE, METRO, BROADWAY BABY, EDINBURGH GUIDE

Welcome to the world of Penny Dreadful in which Music Hall has not died and audience participation is a must!  BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE It’s winning entertainment  TIME OUT

www.wholetheatre.org/mountain | twitter: @wholetheatre facebook: Whole-Theatre

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UDDERBELLY’S PASTURE | E4 UDDERBELLY

PRIVATE PEACEFUL BY MICHAEL MORPURGO

MAD ABOUT THE BOY

Scamp Theatre

Iron Shoes in association with the National Theatre Studio and ScenePool

Boy. Dad. Man. A lyrical tussle of will and minds. A new play by Gbolahan Obisesan, winner of the Jerwood Award 2009. Directed by Ria Parry, winner of a Fringe First Award for ‘Crush’ in 2009. www.ironshoes.co.uk

An infectiously defiant spirit  TIME OUT (ON HOME BY OBISESAN)

Raw and remarkable  TIMES (ON PARRY’S PRODUCTION OF FEN)

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UDDERBELLY’S PASTURE | E4 UDDERBELLY Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaits the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back on his short but joyful past, growing up in rural Devon; his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life and the battles and injustices that brought him to the front line trenches. A welcome return for this sell-out show from the award winning team behind AESOP’S FABLES, THE MOZART QUESTION & STICK MAN - LIVE ON STAGE! Adapted and directed by Simon Reade from the book by Michael Morpurgo (WAR HORSE).

STICKS, STONES, BROKEN BONES Bunk Puppets | Scamp Theatre

From Montreal, Jeff Achtem transforms bits of junk into surreal shadow puppets. Flying chickens, brain transplants and sneaky ninjas! Come play in the dark.

www.scamptheatre.com

Don’t miss! 2 shows only of the 2010 debut award-winning show from Jeff Achtem.

The horrors of war and the joyfulness of life are bound up together in this magnificent show  SCOTSMAN Never before have I seen something so heart-wrenchingly truthful about the innocence lost in war. I beg you to take yourselves and your family to see it  EDINBURGHGUIDE.COM An infinitely touching, intensely acted account of a young First World War soldier’s final day  SUNDAY EXPRESS

Please note show times - 15th Aug - 14:20, 16th Aug - 18:30 www.bunkpuppets.com | www.scamptheatre.com

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DR APPLE’S LAST LECTURE

An immigrant substitute teacher in Montreal struggles for memory and truth when his unorthodox classroom methods draw him into explosive, unpredictable territory. Timely. Deeply moving. ‘Bashir Lazhar’ is an innovative staging of raw impulse and muted desire, penned by two of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights. Packed houses in Munich, Dresden, Innsbruck, Edmonton, Antwerp and Kiev!

A comedic and highly physical take on consciousness expansion and psychedelic history, featuring original music and dance. Observe as Dr. Apple’s neuroscience lecture is interrupted by an unexpected trip into a subconscious world of tricksters, shamans and dropouts. Be here now... but beware the cookies.

Ines Wurth presents

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Shades of Beckett and Dario Fo pervade this taut, inky black comedy… as elegant as it is subversive  METRO Highly assured, well performed…a penetrating look at police paranoia and state-led authoritarianism STAGE A savage satire on the paranoia engendered by the war on terror...very funny but also frightening BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE £5 £10 (£9)

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Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company

Award winning tale of a football mad boy from the backstreets of Zimbabwe returns to the Fringe. Multilayered African beats, powerful accapella vocals and wildly dynamic 20 strong company throwing heart and soul into a dizzyingly high-energy succession of jumping, jiving & acrobatic numbers.

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BASHIR LAZHAR Wishbone Theatre

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LETTING GO Harrodian

Love letters that burn, adulterous letters that stick and the last letter ever written. A madcap meditation on the art of letters, from love’s lyrical outpourings to a killing in Kandahar. Ingenious mix of text, movement and an envelope

:DELIRIUM:/Andrew Keatley

Afghanistan. Four soldiers barricade themselves inside a building. Monitoring insurgent activities outside, pressure to make a decision mounts. Andrew Keatley’s blistering new play fuses with :DELIRIUM:’s unique blend of charged physicality and music to explore the complex bonds between soldiers on the front line.

Their work is charming and sensitive: compassionate and nuanced  THE SKINNY

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FOUR FOR JERICHO

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THE SEXUAL AWAKENING OF PETER MAYO

Richard Fredman Menagerie Theatre Co.

Diving into the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, this physical comedy takes us on a manic journey through the West Bank desert, complete with high-decibel history lessons, house demolitions, police chases and a flying baby! A powerful and moving new play that dares to laugh at the absurdities and tragedies of today’s Promised Land.

By Jonathan Brittain | Misshapen Theatre

One-night stands with strangers are trickier than you might expect. Especially if you’re Peter Mayo, who learned about the birds and the bees from an episode of Thunderbirds… A dark and candid new comedy about internet dating, no strings attached sex, and all the strings that come with it.

www.menagerie.uk.com | facebook: 44J | twitter: @44J

An absolute must see... (on Syringa Tree)  THE STAGE

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Utterly thrilling... (on Stand By Your Van) 

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Box Clever | Michael Wicherek

Why Not Theatre | TheatreRUN

Experience an exhilarating urban ghost story of one young man’s journey he will never forget, from Box Clever (Dirty Kissing, Sixteen Up), following great success at the Brighton Dome and Leicester Curve.Directed by Iqbal Khan (Broken Glass, Tricycle), and featuring a tour-de-force performance by Lloyd Thomas (BBC Radio). Nominated for the Writers’ Guild Award 2010. www.boxclevertheatre.com | facebook: BoxCleverTheatre twitter: @CleverTheatre

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THE WORLD BELONGS TO EVERYONE APART FROM US

Fresh from its Dora Award winning sold out run in Toronto, SPENT is a fast paced, satirical commentary on the greed that caused the financial crisis. Conjuring the madness of the economic downturn, the comedic duo Jain and Paolozza spare no one, impersonating suicidal traders, the BBC world news and especially the CEO bastards that took your money! SPENT will make you think and laugh all the way to the bank.

Stuart Bowden’s invention is a simple story about a complicated world. Avian likes vodka and space exploration. His mission is to ease the world’s loneliness by rummaging around the galaxy, searching for a friendly planet to tow back to earth. Nominated for ‘Best Theatre Production’ and ‘Best Performer’ (Adelaide Fringe 2011), Winner of the ‘Underbelly Edinburgh Award’ for his sellout show The Lounge Room Confabulators.

www.spenttheshow.com | www.theatrewhynot.org

A wonderful combination of incisive satire and sharp physical comedy…Paolozza and Jain are impeccable!  NOW MAGAZINE These guys are like a two-headed comedy monster  THEATROMANIA.COM A breath of fresh air in the theatrical landscape of this city and everyone should have a chance to see them  CBC, OTTAWA

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IF THAT’S ALL THERE IS

“Because it’s ideas that turn these things and they can be unstoppable. This book, it feeds on fear, on the worst of people. I know I wrote it. I’m the prophet to the end of our world.”

A couple are teetering on the brink of marriage. As the happiest day of their lives approaches, panic begins to rise.

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The award-winning UK and international touring hit returns to Edinburgh for six shows only. www.inspectorsands.com

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Harry, a young English writer, arrives in a foreign country on the brink of civil war. He’s there to make a difference, but his actions have catastrophic consequences that will resonate for years to come.

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JULIAN SANDS IN A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER DIRECTED BY JOHN MALKOVICH Nick Brooke Theatre Ltd

With personal anecdotes and reflections drawn from their work together, Julian Sands combines Harold Pinter’s poems and political prose to create a very fresh and intimate insight into the Nobel laureate’s literary legacy. Directed by John Malkovich. www.nickbrooke.com

Julian Sands does wonders for Harold Pinter’s poetry by reading them as if they were plays … the result is a revelation DAVID HARE Courageous, moving, and very funny. A totally unexpected and delightful evening. ERIC IDLE Ravishingly romantic ANNETTE BENING £7.50 £12.50 (£11.50) W

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ZANZIBAR CATS BY HEATHCOTE WILLIAMS Roy Hutchins | Heathcote Williams

Multi-award winning playwright, Heathcote Williams’ extraordinary new poetry collection performed by two-time Perrier nominee, double Fringe First and Performer of the Year Award winner, Roy Hutchins. Acute observations on life, death, politics, society, people and places – asking big questions in short form. Global in reference and impact. With direction from the author, Roy’s incisive delivery takes us on a spectacular journey. www.zanzibarcats.co.uk

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TAKETH ME AWAY Marina Niel | Mady Niel

It’s the 90’s and Take That posters cover the walls of a small single bedroom. Taketh Me Away is a hilarious, yet heartbreaking story about Helen and her obsession with Jason Orange, three beautiful boys…and fat Gary. “You see they weren’t just a band to me.” www.girlnextdoortheatre.co.uk | twitter: @GNDtheatre

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Pleasance | RBM | Comedians’ Theatre Company

Based on a real event and inspired by recent student rioting and police clashes, Made From Scratch bring their first full-length play, Body Of Water. In a dilapidated mansion in central London, a group of squatters host a party to launch their anti-capitalist campaign: a raucous rave that will destroy the house and change their lives forever. This new play features live music, on-stage tweeting and intense physicality. www.madefromscratchtheatre.co.uk | twitter: @MFSTheatre facebook: Made-From-Scratch-Theatre-Company

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Matthew Osborn’s brilliant spin on Stepford Wives is an irresistibly twisted tale of ordinary men, women, and their dogs. An absurdly talented comic cast bring you spine-chilling, rib-tickling, curtain-twitching delights. Cul-de-Sac is a spanking new play from the Comedians’ Theatre Company’s Itch: A Scratch Event.

THE DUCKS

When Tim meets neighbour Nigel, he begins to suspect that all is not quite as safe as it seems in the Culde-Sac.

As UK youth unemployment reaches a million, a darkly comic look at the potential consequences of leaving two jobless men to their own devices. Plagued by miscommunication and fuelled by loss, loneliness and beer, a power struggle threatens to unravel their fragile connection with horrific consequences. From fast-rising young writer Michael McLean (Royal Court, Paines Plough, Liverpool Everyman) and SEArED, co-producer of last year’s sell-out hit ‘Pedestrian’ (***** Whatsonstage, **** Scotsman, **** Time Out, **** Three Weeks, **** Fest). 12+ rating for audiences.

THERE’S SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE CUL-DE-SAC AND YOU KNOW IT. Written by Matthew Osborn; Directed by Maggie Inchley; Starring Alan Francis, Mike Hayley & Toby Longworth.

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Abstract science fiction set during the aftermath of an unknown catastrophic event. Life lingers, the refuse breaths.

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SHYLOCK BY GARETH ARMSTRONG

Translunar Paradise: a place where time stands still...

“Fringe Legend”, Guy Masterson, returns in Gareth Armstrong’s globally acclaimed work on Shakespeare’s infamous Jew. Villain... Victim... or is Shylock someone even more intriguing? The Conflicts and contradictions of his turbulent life are revealed in Gareth Armstrong’s dazzling, moving yet gloriously comedic performance that brings Shakespeare to life and magic to the stage!

Theatre Ad Infinitum

Assembly presents Guy Masterson – Theatre Tours International Ltd.

Winner of The Stage Award (2009), The Argus Angel Award (2011) and Total Theatre Award Nominee (2010), Theatre Ad infinitum invites you on a journey of life, death, and enduring love. After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. www.theatreadinfinitum.co.uk | facebook: Theatre Ad Infinitum | twitter: @TheatreAdInf

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Horizon Arts with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd

Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds - Angela Browne Ltd

Following triumphant runs in Edinburgh, Chicago and Adelaide, My Filthy Hunt returns to provoke and arouse again! This emotive production follows four urban lives through the loss of a friend and then their minds! www.myfilthyhunt.com | www.horizon-arts.co.uk | facebook: myfilthyhunt twitter: @MyFilthyHunt

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ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE | DANS PALEIS The nation’s favourite failed author looks back on a life of disappointment, divorce and Chilean merlot. Consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, Ed Reardon lives in a one-bedroom flat with his cat, raging against a modern world seemingly run by twelve year-old imbeciles. Inside a cloud of smouldering pipe smoke and resentment, Ed is forced to churn out books like Jane Seymour’s Household Hints and The Ladybird Book of Shoes while trying to live off the royalties from his 1982 episode of Tenko…

BEOWULF - A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE Banana Bag & Bodice

a riotous, award-winning SongPlay that digs into the roots of the epic poem and harkens back to the raw and rowdy storytelling of Scandinavian mead halls. This high-energy cult favourite from NYC sets the Hero Myth to music, combining Weillian cabaret, 40’s jazz harmony, punk, electronica and Romantic Lieder, turning the stage into a cacophonous swirl.

Hilarious...clever...has the makings of a cult fave

Stars Christopher Douglas from BBC Radio 4’s award winning ‘Ed Reardon’s Week’. www.angelabrowneltd.co.uk | twitter: @angelabrowneltd

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THE ANIMALS AND CHILDREN TOOK TO THE STREETS 1927

Like a gigantic graphic novel burst into life; 1927 invite you on a journey of startling originality. Seamlessly synchronizing live music, performance and stunning animation this is the multiple-award winning company’s twisted new tale! www.19-27.co.uk

A jaw-droppingly clever and gloriously subversive parable  GUARDIAN A mind-blowingly beautiful piece of theatre TIMEOUT £12 (£10)

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16:10 (17:20) Meet Tunde and Bola, 9 years old, from Nigeria. Two girls sex-trafficked to the UK share with you their child’s-eye view of the journey they have taken: the people they have encountered and their strange ways, the air hostess who smiles so hard, the ‘bossman’ who talks in his sleep and the objects they have collected along the way... Commissioned and produced by Clean Break, written by Rebecca Prichard and directed by Tessa Walker, Dream Pill was originally part of Charged at Soho Theatre, London. In a world of unspeakable wrongs, can purity persist and imagination survive? Please note that this show has an age advisory of 14+ years

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Written and performed by Chris Larner | Directed by Hannah Eidinow Festival Highlights

Last year, Chris Larner accompanied his terminally-ill ex-wife to Switzerland’s Dignitas clinic. He returned to England with an empty wheelchair and a story to tell. This moving, bittersweet show reflects on the circumstances, morality and humanity surrounding the journey.

www.charged.org.uk | www.cleanbreak.org.uk | facebook: cleanbreak | twitter: @Cleanbrk

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Analogue | Oldenburgisches Staatstheater | New Wolsey Theatre | Escalator East To Edinburgh

Neville Trellis, a rugby obsessed PE teacher. His identical twin, the greatest player on the planet! The time has come for Neville to regain some glory of his own! Starring Nicholas Osmond, Phys-Ed is a heartwarming comedy about triumph over adversity, and the true nature of sporting heroism.

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE ONE Henry lives each day like the last. Exactly like the last. Each day, he tries to make sense of the world around him; who is the 80-year old man looking back in the mirror?

CASABLANCA: THE GIN JOINT CUT

In 1953, Henry Molaison underwent experimental brain surgery that left him unable to form new memories for the rest of his life. In 2009, Patient H.M.’s brain was dissected live on the internet in a groundbreaking procedure.

Tron Theatre

A lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time. Morag Fullarton’s fast-paced distillation of the Hollywood movie will have you raise a Bogart-style eyebrow, shed a Bergman-like tear and drown out the Nazis with a rousing chorus of the Marseillaise.

Analogue return to Edinburgh following ‘Beachy Head’ with an international co-production inspired by the remarkable story of the world’s most famous amnesic patient who has proved impossible to forget. www.analogueproductions.co.uk | facebook: analogue | twitter: @Analogue_

The bright new things of British Theatre. OBSERVER Vivid, filmic... intensely theatrical.  SCOTSMAN (ON BEACHY HEAD) Neuron-firing, emotionally hot-wired theatre from a visionary young company. 

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YOUNG PRETENDER

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The smash-hit Canadian production. Winner of Outstanding Production in Toronto, London, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. At 36 author Franz Kafka, still living at home, a petty bureaucrat, a failed artist, and a timid Jewish son, wrote an extraordinary letter to his overbearing father. An indisputable hit ***** Ottawa Sun.

An expedition to the edge with Australia’s helmsman of ‘curio cabinet storytelling’, featuring startling vignettes and acclaimed boot-stomp music sure to set loose the ‘wild-man’ from the most sober of souls…

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Every Thursday at 3am, Judy talks to her daughter on a webcam. Judy calls from Islington; her daughter is in Palestine. A retired lawyer, Judy is casting around for ways to occupy herself: with a women’s peace league; with Mr and Mrs Prabhakar; with her daughter’s life.

In 2002, Osborne won a competition on John Peel’s radio show. His prize was a box of records that took eight years to listen to. An ode to radio, those records and anyone who’s ever sought solace in wireless. Adapted from ‘Radio Head’ - Radio4’s Book Of The Week. TimeOut Winner.

Midnight Your Time is written, directed and produced by the team behind HighTide’s Stovepipe, recently named one of the Sunday Times’ Ten Best Theatre Productions of the Decade. Performed by Diana Quick, the iconic star of ITV’s Brideshead Revisited.

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Brooklyn street kid meets Jack Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ in this true-life tale about one man’s fight to escape his past. Uplifting, sometimes hilarious, sometimes harsh, this awardwinning autobiographical one-man show from New York is truly unforgettable.

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ROSE (STARRING KEIRA & ART MALIK)

JUS LIKE THAT!

Award-winning film and theatre star Art Malik (True Lies, The Jewel in the Crown, A Passage to India) makes his Edinburgh debut alongside daughter Keira Malik, returning to the stage for the first time since his appearance in the Royal Court’s Broadway transfer of ‘The Seagull’. From acclaimed writer Hywel John following celebrated debut ‘Pieces’, and directed by rising star Abbey Wright (Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein).

JUS LIKE THAT! brings Tommy Cooper back to life with all the familiar trademarks- the fez, the laugh and the magic. A hilarious tribute to one of the greatest comedians this country has ever seen.

Hywel John | Dirty Boots | MLJ | SEArED in association with Pleasance

Assembly by agreement with Mark Goucher Ltd.

A powerful new drama about one Middle-Eastern immigrant’s struggle raising his English born daughter. ‘Rose’ is a heartbreaking study of Englishness, heritage, grief, family and how the ghosts of the past can poison the present.

Clive Mantle – best known for his roles in Casualty, Holby City and The Vicar of Dibley, stars as the legendary comedian…all 6’4” of him! The closest you can get to seeing the late, great comedian live. www.assemblyfestival.com | www.juslikethat.co.uk | twitter: @AssemblyFest

www.rosetheplay.co.uk

I laughed to the bottom of my soul DAILY MIRROR An unashamed Tommy Cooper Celebration THE TIMES Miraculously Funny DAILY TELEGRAPH

Terrific... a contemporary fairytale whose psychological surety will leave you in pieces.  GUARDIAN (ON ‘PIECES’) Gets under your skin and stays there for days. Daring, frightening and deeply human. NYTHEATER.COM (ON ‘PIECES’)

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE TWO

THIRSTY

Ines Wurth Presents | Ellen Snortland

The Paper Birds in association with The National Theatre Studio and The Junction

“Now That She’s Gone” is a hilarious, irreverent exploration of Ellen Snortland’s Viking-like personality, contrasted with her stoic Norwegian-American mother. Passionate, poignant and funny, the show is a memoir with sex, drugs, and Eleanor Roosevelt. A comic journey with song, progressive politics… even a chase scene! Men love it too. www.la2edinburgh.info | www.nowthatshesgone.com Makes you laugh and understand GLORIA STEINEM

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ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE | DANS PALEIS Fringe First award winners The Paper Birds, return to The Pleasance for the world premiere of their new production, which is based on our Nation’s love affair with alcohol. Weaving together hundreds of your real stories and booze-based confessions, ‘Thirsty’ tells the story of one night, leaping from nightclubs to working men’s clubs, from the happy hours to the early hours. Fusing live music, verbatim text and stunning physical theatre, ‘Thirsty’ delves beyond statistics, facts and figures to the faces and voices of everyone who likes a drink; asking why, as a Nation, are we so thirsty?

THE BILLIE HOLIDAY STORY Nina Kristofferson

This show is a brilliant cocktail of songs and anecdotes of Billie Holiday’s life crystallized in the ironic haunting memories that plagued her. A timeless story of what drove her and finally killed her. Nina Kristofferson is a brilliant and emotional performer with a voice that is magnificently chilling and beautiful. Accompanied by the sensational Warren Wills on piano!

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SPLENDID ISOLATION

THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER

by Nick Ward

Underbelly Productions in association with Perth Theatre Company and Weeping Spoon

Directed by Simon Usher A world premiere inspired by

The Heart of Darkness and Outpost of Progress by Joseph Conrad 3-29 August 2011 Queen Dome Pleasance 14.05 www.the-playground.co.uk

18:00 (19:00) & 21:00 (22:00) Alvin Sputnik must save the human race by journeying down through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea to find a new place for us to live. A multi award-winning, one-man micro-epic puppet show that melds technology and multimedia into a touching story of enduring love and the end of the world. WINNER: Outstanding Solo Show (NewYork Fringe 2009), Best Production (Blue Room Theatre Perth 2009), Best Puppetry (Adelaide Fringe 2010).

Winner of the Underbelly Edinburgh Award (Adelaide Fringe 2011). Two strangely sociable strangers present a masterful mix of gothic and comic in your own home, to you and your guests. Theatre that comes to you. Total sell out hit Melbourne 2010 and Adelaide 2011.

A delectable morsel of pure theatrical magic NEW ZEALAND HERALD A Genuine all-ages work. Adults will respond to its melancholy and the depth of Watt’s vision. Children will find Alvin’s exploration of the underwater world both beguiling and delightful SYDNEY MORNING HERALD If Pixar had a theatrical division, one would think (and hope) they’d create something like this show NYTHEATRE.COM

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UDDERBELLY’S PASTURE | E4 UDDERBELLY

FREE RUN

SIRIS original theatre

Underbelly Productions and Southbank Centre present

The Swedish Sensation! An action driven,site specific, silent - under the skin - performance of Kroetz`play with Cecilia Nilsson as Miss Rasch. In the silence of her lonely room with a radio as sole companion, her evening has an unexpected outcome before our very eyes! Check www.pleasance.co.uk for show times. facebook: Request Programme | twitter: @rquestprogramme

In mute admiration of her extreme presence in this -trial of power- of a one woman play. H-BORGS DAGBLAD,B.G. Never has loneliness been so populated! EXPRESSEN,N.S. £5 £10 W

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | SITE SPECIFIC 29 million YouTube views, 15 Guinness World Records, 1 Electrifying Show.

YOU WOULDN’T KNOW HIM, HE LIVES IN TEXAS

For the first time the explosive action of free running, one of the world’s most exciting and dangerous extreme sports, is transformed into a live stage show.

Look Left Look Right

Incredible athletic performers take on jaw dropping parkour, stunts and martial arts close up... very close up! This unique show stars 3RUN, the UK’s number one free running team. Now you can see them live in the UK’s first ever free running stage show.

Welcome! Come to my party! Any minute now you’ll get to meet my boyfriend. Not here, of course. He’s in Texas. You’ll meet him on Skype! Linking US and UK actors and audiences live via Skype help decide if distance really does matter in this interactive, Skype-specific show. Let’s Connect.

Spectacular entertainment for all ages. Hold on tight! Watch the trailer now at www.freeruntheshow.com www.freeruntheshow.com | www.facebook.com/freeruntheshow | twitter: @freeruntheshow

www.lookleftlookright.com | twitter: #texasedinburgh FROM A 5 STAR, FRINGE FIRST WINNING COMPANY - ON PREVIOUS WORK:

Fun eye opening theatre that is an absolute must see!  METRO  TIMEOUT

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| THE BEST OF THE FESTIVAL EVERY WEEKEND

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LIBERACE: LIVE FROM HEAVEN

MEDEA

Feb 4th 1987- Liberace, Mr Showmanship, arrives at the pearly gates. Will Saint Peter and the angels let him in or damn him to hell? Tonight Liberace plays for his life...... His eternal life!!!

“A foreign wife does not look quite so fine beside the elder statesman, am I right?” Euripides’ classic drama of alienation and filicide, in a piecing modern adaptation by Orange Prize nominee Stella Duffy, starring Nadira Janikova (The British Ambassador’s Belly Dancer) and Richard Fry (Bully) directed by Sarah Chew (Missing Persons).

Norwell Lapley Productions LTD

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Fraser Cannon Productions and Critical Mass

Bobby Crush stars as Liberace in this hysterical High camp show with, of course, heavenly piano playing! www.liberacelivefromheaven.com | www.norwelllapley.com

www.frasercannon.com

Bobby Crush makes an irresistable Liberace THE SUNDAY

Stella Duffy’s flowing, poetic adaptation THE STAGE

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Lesley, 37, icon of the “have-it-all-ended-up-with-f*ck-all” generation is angry and looking for answers, and they won’t be found on the floor of Whisky Mist nightclub. What if, when you are ready to grow up, you’ve left it too late? Zoe Lewis takes a gut wrenching look at the thirtysomething dilemma: expect pop hits, artificial insemination and tears.

Critically acclaimed international company You Need Me return with the story of a Mexican immigrant on death row. Triple awardnominated storytelling with live music and a cast of Puerto Rican, Basque, Catalan and English actors. Commissioned by Corn Exchange, Newbury and ACE. In association with New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

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0131 623 3030

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PLEASANCE

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | BIG BELLY

UNDERBELLY

0131 556 6550

18:45 (19:45)

LOVE SONGS FOR A TIMEWASTER

Being miles away from the place of your birth, can you ever feel truly at home? With live music and magical theatricality, Cutting the Cord is comedic and heart-warming physical theatre. Inspired by true stories, this one-woman show reveals Sachi, a young Japanese woman, and her sincere search for a sense of belonging.

Iain Heggie performs this unique combination of song, comedy and drama explores love from an adult point of view. We know nobody is perfect but how much imperfection should you put up with before you jump ship? Hilarious, touching and inspiring, this is a route map for how to fall out of love with a person and fall in love with life. A one man musical - with the writer and friends.

www.flyingeye.org.uk | facebook: Flying Eye

facebook: glasgow actors

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A sell-out at Brighton Festival - You are witnessing something special  LONDON FESTIVAL FRINGE

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Nicola Gunn In Association With Fringe Management

Pedal powered, riotous theatre. Milk Presents tell the story of a fairytale womaniser and his new prey in a playfully anarchic performance. Homespun contraptions whirr to the backdrop of handmade animation, whilst live cabaret music fills the space.

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CUTTING THE CORD

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Bryony Kimmings | Soho Theatre | Junction | Escalator East to Edinburgh

From the Total Theatre Award winning creator of Sex Idiot, comes a hilarious and moving new one-women show exploring the links between artists and alcohol. 2 parts song and dance routine, 1 part breakdown, the show follows the artist as she cracks open her own creative psyche with the help of scientists and a film maker. Created in states of intoxication during a seven-day experiment. Performed sober.

By Sandy Grierson with Lorne Campbell

Sex, Tango, Lies, Punching, Transubstantiation. The Great-Grandson of Arthur Cravan tells the finest story you never heard in the greatest way you’ll ever see. www.greyscale.org.uk | facebook: Greyscale | twitter: @greyscaletc

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www.slingshot-theatre.com | facebook: Slingshot.Theatre twitter: @Zanniskinhead

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With neither a brain cell nor common language between them, Peenut & Ribbòn, two obnoxious but loveable hooligans, search for the stolen Zanniskinhead grail: The Holy Balls. Commedia dell’Arte gets a 21st century face-lift in this unique comedy packed with slapstick, stand-up, storytelling and stupidity, not forgetting an atomic bomb. Loud, rude, joyous, irreverent, violent & triumphant: a must see in 2011.

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | BIG BELLY

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PLEASANCE DOME | KINGDOME

DRY ICE

THE TABLE

Strippers. Dealers. Dinner. Written & performed by prize-winning new playwright & poet Sabrina Mahfouz. Directed by multi-award winning actor and director David Schwimmer. Dry Ice is a daring, humourous, fully-clothed solo show that follows Nina (a stripper on the edge), plus 18 other eccentrically entertaining characters, through a roller-coaster hour like no other.

Deep meaningful ideas buried in light entertainment in the tragical story of a puppet trapped on a table. More depraved puppetry inspired by Beckett, the Bible and Ikea, in a brand new show from the master puppeteers behind previous Fringe sell out ‘Low Life’ and Anthony Minghella’s ‘Madam Butterfly’.

www.sabrinamahfouz.com | twitter: @sabrinamahfouz

Fiendishly clever... brilliantly inventive  GUARDIAN Puppet Wizardry NEW YORK TIMES Blind Summit’s puppetry is dazzling FINANCIAL TIMES

Sabrina Mahfouz | David Schwimmer | High Tide Genesis Lab

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE BENEATH

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 QUID

Pleasance | Blonde Ambition | O’Connor Arts & Ents

Aindrais de Staic

A multi-award winning world music comedy theatre show from acclaimed Irish gypsy violinist Aindrias de Staic. The true story of an Irish fiddle player as he wanders across the globe with much trouble and strife till he finds sobriety (and jazz!). www.aindrias.com

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Great British Variety and dazzling International talent: a five star festival in itself! The show that led the cabaret revolution on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010 is even bigger and better than before. Breathing new life into Great British Variety, Vive le Cabaret gathers A List performers from all around the world to create a dazzling spectacle that is bound to entertain and that never fails to please. With an unparalleled line-up of truly talented stars, including the cream of Pleasance comedy and variety, come and see why Vive le Cabaret was crowned Best Fringe Cabaret 2010 and continues to lead the way in 2011.

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Uncompromising, unapologetic, with genuine conversations included!

Winner of Edinburgh Spotlight Best Cabaret: Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010 Endlessly entertaining SCOTSMAN The best in late night sexy and salubrious entertainment. THREE WEEKS

Daring, provocative comedy. Welcome to the unedited, uninhibited thoughts and behaviours that happen inside the female mind and public toilet.

‘Theraputic’ Woman ‘I will never be able to look at women the same’ Man www.dirtystop-out.com | twitter: @dirrtystopout facebook: Dirty-Stop-Out-Productions

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THE FORUM Shift. Star. Hug. An online suicide forum brings together the lost and lonely. Jed is a tortured teenager struggling to come out of the closet; Stu preys on vulnerable females desperate to score; Laina just wants to help her son. This is a darkly comic but touching drama about people struggling to connect in the real world. facebook: edinburghfestival.theforum | twitter: @theforum2011

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CIRCOLOMBIA - URBAN Assembly and Circolombia

Forget everything you know about circus. The dark street life of a Colombian city explodes into colour as a motley crew of exuberant young artists paint a freestyle portrait of their world, all set against a pounding reggaeton soundtrack. Raw, modern and full of attitude Urban combines awe-inspiring acrobatics and high voltage energy to reveal a city of joy and violence where dance and music are the safety valves of everyday life. Following sold out London shows the volcanic force of Circolombia arrives in Edinburgh, Urban is truly unforgettable Featuring the best performers from Circo Para Todos (Circus For All), Colombia’s national circus school, which takes disadvantaged young people and turns them into world-class performers. www.circolombia.com | www.assemblyfestival.com

Raw, aggressive and very, very sweaty...the antidote to all those circus acts of clean-cut, juggling and tumbling...his is not polite, and it is all the better for it.  GUARDIAN Their joy is completely infectious  METRO High Energy, High attitude...this is circus but it’s bad, sexy, dangerous  TOTAL THEATRE

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KOREAN DRUM - JOURNEY OF A SOUL

Bang Bang Circus

Kook Soo-Ho Didim Dance Company

Bang Bang Circus is a fun filled, highly skilled circus cabaret complete with aerial duo Collectif and then... handstand artist Zoe Jones, aerialist Auerelie Bernard, clown acrobatics from ‘Mattress Circus’ - fresh from the Young Stage International Circus Festival, hulahoop lady ‘Silvia Pavone’, Covent Garden star Carlos Martin and more. Open your mouths to let your heart leap out and prepare to be wide eyed as we take you on our topsy-turvy journey.

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Thrilling audiences in more than 30 countries with a vibrant reworking of traditional Korean dance steps to drum rhythms, the Didim Dance Company has achieved a worldwide reputation, performing to such as the Winter Universiade, the Donau Music festival, and the Russian Bolshoi Theatre. Choreographed by the nation’s most celebrated dancer Soo-Ho Kook, who updates his national cultural inheritance to spectacular effect in such events as the ceremony of the 1988 Seoul Olympics; 2002 Korean/ Japan World Cup; and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This performance excites all your senses with its colourful exuberance. www.kookdance.com

Korean Drum is magical and magnificent, a riot of movement, sound and colour, moving in its majestic beauty... DAILY NEWS Breathtaking spectacle...Staggering beauty... you are swept up in a swirling spectacle... sighs of delight from the audience... GOUDSE COURANT

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THE TEA DANCE

FLAWLESS: INTERGALACTIC DREAM

Pleasance | Fly Right

Underbelly Productions in association with World Dance Management

Get dancing the Fly Right way at their 8th annual Legendary Tea Dance! You’ll enjoy a Palm Court-inspired masterclass in an allnew revamped public location, where Gary and Susan will deliver their famous micro-dance lesson, in their inimitable style, to teach you some Foxtrot or Charleston basics. Then there’s time to enjoy some frightfully civilised cocktails and canapÊs followed by fun practising your newly-acquired dancing skills. Suitable for complete novices and those who profess to have two left feet, as well as more seasoned dancers. Strictly for Fun, though!! www.flyrightdanceco.com | facebook: flyrightdanceco twitter: @flyrightdance

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Following a record breaking 2010 festival debut, an 80 date national tour, and two London seasons, the UK’s hottest dance act are back with their most stunning show yet. The Forth One 2010 Best Fringe Performance Award Winners and stars of StreetDance 3D and Britain’s Got Talent return to take their breathless, explosive brand of street dance into space! An hour of intergalactic entertainment for all ages. Get ready for take off!

Assembly presents...

www.flawlessofficial.com | www.underbelly.co.uk | twitter: @flawlessUK

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RASTA THOMAS’ ROCK THE BALLET Assembly, Mel Howard and Collien Konzert

It’s ballet with attitude. Direct from New York and following on from sell out seasons in Australia, Germany and Austria comes Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet starring the Bad Boys of Dance. Rock the Ballet is a fusion of classic Ballet technique blended with the excitement of musical theatre, hip hop, ballet, tap, contemporary dance, gymnastics and more. Rasta Thomas’ Rock the Ballet features a stellar soundtrack including some of the biggest hits from U2, Michael Jackson, Prince, Queen, Coldplay and Lenny Kravitz. Set against a backdrop of video projected scenery, the show is exciting, fun, fleshy, raunchy, powerful, and brilliantly entertaining. www.rocktheballet.com.au | www.assemblyfestival.com | twitter: @assemblyfest | facebook: assemblyfestival

This is the best of Baryschnikov, Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson brought together on stage ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT

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SOY DE CUBA Indigo Productions

Red Hot from Havana - a dazzling display of Cuban music and dance. Join a legendary ten piece Salsa band and fourteen exotic Cuban dancers on a passionate journey through this wild island of music. From the magic of the fifties the wild street parties of Havana today meet the masters of Mambo, swing with the Kings of Salsa then wind and grind in the Reggaeton Clubs as you surrender to the rythms of Cuba and discover the beating heart of Havana. Infectious, unbridled, feel good entertainment - the European premiere of the hottest high octane dance party on the planet. Get ready to Rumba! www.indigo-productions.fr

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STEVE ULLATHORNE’S ANNUAL PHOTO FEST

DAZZLE EXHIBITION Tony Dazzle

DAZZLE contemporary jewellery exhibition returns to Assembly, where it all started in 1983. 50 designers from all over Europe with 2-3,000 pieces all for sale.

Award winning photographer Steve Ullathorne’s 5th annual exhibition at the Gilded Balloon featuring live and studio photography of comedians, actors, singers and cabaret artists from the Fringe and the world beyond.

www.dazzle-exhibitions.co.uk | www.lovedazzle.com

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Vhukutiwa Gallery returns for its ninth exhibition of small scale sculpture, presenting a haunting range of work, all with a remarkable tactile quality evoking a world part natural, part spiritoriented, from some of the finest sculptors in the world.

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SINGALONG WITH MR BOOM

Assembly and Architects of Air

Bring your kids to the Gilded Balloon and singalong with Mr Boom. He’s a one man band who comes from the moon with cosmic songs and happy tunes. Audience participation; Action songs with choruses; tell a joke; sing a song. Mr Boom has been visiting Planet Earth for 25 years now. His imaginary space ship has landed at festivals as far around the globe as Tokyo, Vancouver, Adelaide and Stornoway. www.mrboom.co.uk

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | THE GREEN

An awe-inspiring monument to the beauty of colour and light. Bring the family as the multi-sensory space welcomes and inspires. Take your map, remove your shoes, pass the airlock and wander freely. No two visits are alike.

THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY

Aug 3 – 14: Shows begin every half hour 10:00 – 20:30

Henry loved books, but not like you and i like books...he loved to EAT books. This exciting theatre adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ awardwinning children’s book by Bootworks follows the story of a boy with a voracious appetite for books. A five-minute adaptation using live performance, puppetry and playful back projection.

Aug 15 – 29: Shows begin every half hour 9:30 – 19:30 Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. www.assemblyfestival.com

Company: Bootworks Theatre | Author: Oliver Jeffers

A unique 5-minute theatre experience for one child and an accompanying parent or guardian. Performed 30 times per day at 6 minute intervals. 4+ years.

A labyrinth of colour...the Fringe’s inflatable wonderland THE ADVERTISER ADELAIDE Welcome to the house of fun ADELAIDE FRINGE Amazing to the max CITY SOUTH, BRISBANE

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THE TIM BAT TRICK SHOW A fast, funny and exciting show for children of all ages. Perrier award winning gentleman juggler Tim performs quirky comedy and skillful trickery with aplomb. Audience participation and hilarity guaranteed! www.timbat.co.uk

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10:45 (11:45) Clap your hands and stamp your feet! Following a totally Sold-Out run at the Fringe 2010, Hairy Maclary and his friends are springing off the page and onto the stage once again this summer. Featuring some new stories, a whole new look and characters like Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum - Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse - Bottomley Potts, covered in spots and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town! www.nonsenseroom.co.uk | facebook: Nonsenseroom Productions | twitter: @Nroomproduction

...Hairy Maclary was fab, my nearly 3 year old practically levitated in excitement... MUMS.NET This is old-school children’s theatre in all the right ways...  THE LIST …a vibrant, fun filled show that cleverly brings Lynley Dodds’ much-loved childrens books to life. PRIMARY TIMES

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BUBBLEWRAP & BOXES Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble presents their award winning, delightful, highenergy family show. This little story about how to live bravely in a big world is told using acrobatics, clowning and a whole lot of cardboard boxes. Winners of both the 2009 and 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival “Best Family” Show award. www.askingfortrouble.com.au

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THE DR BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN BROWN SHOW

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UDDERBELLY’S PASTURE | E4 UDDERBELLY

STICK MAN LIVE ON STAGE! Scamp Theatre & Watford Palace Theatre

Curtis Brown

Dr Brown is lost. He needs to find his way back to town before the sun goes down. He’ll spin-around, slip on the ground, and make the funniest sound until your frown turns upside down. The harder he tries the more mistakes he makes. Physical comedy and clowning at its best from a world-renowned performer.

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | WEE ROOM ‘Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their Stick children three’. Based upon the book by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creates of ‘The Gruffalo’, brought vividly to life by a trio of top actors. The world is a dangerous place for Stick Man. A dog wants to play with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a fire! Will he ever get back to the Family Tree? Packed full of puppetry, catchy songs, live music and funky moves, it’s more fun than you can shake a stick at!

IAN BILLINGS: DUMBS UP! A chuckle filled hour of kids stand-up comedy with international kids comic, IAN BILLINGS and special guest poet/cartoonist CHRIS WHITE. Warning: may contain giggles, chuckles, guffaws and the occasional boff! No hamsters allowed.

www.scamptheatre.com | www.juliadonaldson.co.uk

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Company -Lyngo Theatre and The Lyric Hammersmith

Starring Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies and Carlo Rossi from Italian TV. Help Mr Green against Mr White who moves into his house and covers everything in snow! Make a giant snowman, have a super snowball fight and bring back the Spring in this highly interactive smash-hit London production.

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Back for the 3rd year, award winning Monkey Music is running 2 age specific workshops for babies and preschool children. There will be action songs, games and all kinds of fun with percussion instruments. Come and join in the fun with Monkey!

Galopin In Association With Fringe Management

Everyone knows the story of The Ugly Duckling. A baby duck grew into a beautiful swan. Lesser known, is the other story, of a baby swan who grew into a... well, a duck. A bitter duck. A comic and touching tale of two tails finding their place by the pond.. and ruffling a few feathers along the way!

10.30am - 11.15am show: 6 mths – 2 years 11.30am – 12.15pm show: 2 years – 5 years

www.fringemanagement.com | twitter: @FringeMan2011 facebook: The Chronicles of Bitter & Twisted

www.monkeymusic.co.uk

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| PAGES OF REVIEWS EVERY WEEK OF THE FESTIVAL

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MR BENN: THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF AN ORDINARY MAN Tall Stories

Tall Stories (creators of the smash hit shows “The Gruffalo” and “Room on the Broom”) are proud to present a brand new production, to celebrate 40 years of David McKee’s much-loved TV character. The genial Mr Benn springs to life on stage in this magical, musical show for everyone aged 4 and up. One day, out of the blue, ordinary Mr Benn receives an extraordinary invitation - to a fancy dress party. He stumbles across a strange little shop where, as if by magic, the shopkeeper appears and helps him choose a costume. But Mr Benn’s life changes for ever when he goes into the dressing room. Inside is a magic door that leads him into incredible adventures, full of dragons, princesses, mermaids and sea monsters... Will Mr Benn ever go back to his ordinary life? www.tallstories.org.uk

This lovingly staged adaptation delights a whole new generation of youngsters  THE HERALD

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BAGPUSS

Gilded Balloon

Assembly | Soho Theatre | Birmingham Stage Company

Circus, silliness and dance collide in this mischievous show that lets kids be the judge of who’s got talent. Your sharp shootin’ host Fez, joins with star bear judge Simon Growl and a range of highflying Australian bandits to turn the reality TV talent quest format upside down. Fresh, raw and savvy, this kids variety show is a riot. www.gildedballoon.co.uk

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | THE GREEN “Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss, old fat furry cat-puss...”

THE JUST SO STORIES

The world’s favourite cloth cat, Bagpuss, takes to the stage for the very first time in this magical production featuring your best-loved stories, songs and Havish McTavish! Come with us into Emily’s shop to meet the mice on their mice organ, Gabriel the toad, Madeleine the rag doll and Professor Yaffle! They’re all waiting to meet you in the shop where lost and broken possessions are hoping to be found! The perfect treat for children and nostalgic parents alike!

Using everyday objects found in an attic, four of Rudyard Kipling’s best-beloved stories are discovered and brought to life. Let your little ones snuggle down into our sea of duvets and cuddly animals to find out why the moon pulls the tides (rather than a crab who is taller than the smoke of three volcanoes), and the reason why the elephant’s nose is so long.

Please note - there is a second show on the 25th - 28th at 10:30am. www.sohotheatre.com | www.assemblyfestival.com

It is hard to know who is the most thrilled: the children or the parents  TIME OUT My children were mesmerised GUARDIAN Bagpuss rocks THE INDEPENDENT

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ROALD DAHL’S REVOLTING RHYMES

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www.tuckedin.org.uk | twitter: @tuckedinp facebook: Tucked-In-Productions

Tucked In are blessed with a fresh new vision THE STAGE Intoxicating... I was as bewitched as was my four year old

A truly entertaining way to spend an hour for Roald Dahl fanatics of any age. EDFESTMAG.CO.UK

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Tim and his cat, Light, must journey on a magical train to save the mysterious girl in the red dress. Playful physical storytelling, original folk/electronic music and memorable puppets combine to tell a beautiful story of friendship that will warm the hearts of young and old alike. Go Tim!

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After their hugely successful 2009 and 2010 national tours of The Little Mermaid and Alice in Wonderland, Uncontained Arts return with another exhilarating interpretation of more much-loved children’s stories. All your favourite Grimm characters...Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Tom Thumb, a handful of princesses, a whirlwind of witches and one weally, weally wicked wolf...are all brought to life in this energetic, colourful, laugh-a-minute show, with music, surprises, a touch of magic and lots of fun for all the family!

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BRILLIANT BOOKS FOR KIDS

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It’s story time! A selection of fun quirky picture books that children and their adults will enjoy equally, chosen by Tall Stories co-director Toby Mitchell - and exhaustively tested on his own son. You know when you’re happy reading out a particular picture book for the umpteenth time? That’s the kind of book that features in this simple storytelling show. Are you sitting comfortably...?

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Join Dr Marty Jopson, the One Show’s resident scientist, on an historical tour of explosive and implosive inventions. Sit back and relax as, with the aid of a plethora of peculiar contraptions crafted with his own fair hands, he places himself in great personal danger for your amusement and entertainment. Marvel at the weighty power of the vacuum sphere, cower before lethally expansive steam and quite frankly, hide from the mighty carrot cannon. There will be mess, lots of bangs and, oh yes, there will be explosions. Not recommended for those of a nervous disposition.

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Uncontained Arts

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Tucked In Productions

The Roald Dahl Museum’s delumptious storytellers return for an interactive performance of Roald Dahl’s wildest and most outrageous stories from ‘Revolting Rhymes’ with their own twizzfiggling twist. Come prepared to be dahlighted!

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JOHN HEGLEY FAMILY WORD SHIP

James’s brand new stand up show for children over 6 and their parents. Learn how to make parsnips interesting, how to look a chicken in both eyes at the same time and why owls don’t like Easter. (Contents may vary and the actual show may not involve any of the above).

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www.thejamescampbell.com | imwpuk.com

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| DAILY FESTIVAL GUIDE - MORE REVIEWS THAN ANY OTHER NEWSPAPER

16:00 (17:10)

Children’s

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POTTED POTTER: THE UNAUTHORISED HARRY EXPERIENCE - A PARODY BY DAN AND JEFF Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner directed by Richard Hurst | Festival Highlights

All seven Harry Potter books in seventy minutes! Watch CBBC’s Dan and Jeff take on the ultimate challenge, with the help of endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props, and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a very frightening fire-breathing dragon, and even a game of Quidditch involving the audience! This brilliant show was first seen in 2006, and returns to Edinburgh for a limited run as part of its fifth birthday tour. A must-see for Potter addicts, and a great introduction to the series for anyone who’s ever wondered what all the fuss is about. Dan and Jeff are best known for their TV appearances on CBBC and Blue Peter. They were nominated earlier this year for the prestigious Best Entertainment Olivier Award for their follow-up show Potted Panto. www.PottedPotter.com | FestivalHighlights.com | twitter: @pottedpotter

A fabulously funny parody, with serious Jeff taking the Ernie Wise role and silly Dan as a latterday Eric Morecambe.  DAILY TELEGRAPH Sublimely potty... terrific family entertainment... a winner in every way.  GUARDIAN A hilarious show enjoyable for adults and children alike.  EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS £8 £10 (£9) W

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THE ADVENTURERS CLUB - THE GREAT ARCTIC CAPER Tim FitzHigham and Tiernan Douieb | Pleasance

Adventurers! Think cold snap’s a card game? Think polar bears look cuddly? Giggle at Arctic wind? Then join Tim FitzHigham and Tiernan Douieb in their haphazard journey to the coldest place on Earth! Classic tales of great explorers, jokes, trepidation, and silly hats. www.fitzhigham.com | www.tiernandouieb.co.uk

Tiernan Douieb had delighted giggles running round the room TELEGRAPH REVIEW OF TIERNAN AT COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS

Inspirational TIME OUT (ABOUT TIM FITZHIGHAM) Gut-bustingly funny SCOTSMAN (ABOUT TIM FITZHIGHAM)

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Children’s, FROM 13:30 Musicals & Operas

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | DEBATING HALL

THE PRODIGALS Inspire

Wanted: Audience for job-hunting comedy musical. Responsibilities: Following our hero Joe, hurled by redundancy into the agony of CVs and applications, waiting rooms and interviews, rejections and humiliations, in his quest for his dream job. Or any job. And, maybe. . . true love? Skills: Loud laughter and applause. Bring your CV for extra fun. www.jamesmichalos.com

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PLEASANCE DOME | QUEENDOME By Joe Harmston & Ray Goudie

FRESHER THE MUSICAL

Book by Sally Torode | Music and Lyrics by Mark Aspinall

This new musical is a feast for the senses!

‘Best New Musical 2010’ award winner. A shamelessly truthful musical comedy about university Freshers’ Week. With “outrageous humour” and a “toe-tappingly catchy score” this story of five freshers is a must see for students past, present and future!

With kilts swirling from the stirring regimental scenes and bodies jumping to the latest pulsating UK sounds, The Prodigals offers high-energy choreography, stunning songs and a roller-coaster story of modern life. One son leads a high-risk life of excess and success with his band, while the other seeks security within his fathers Scottish regiment.

www.fresherthemusical.co.uk | www.pauldenproductions.com facebook: fresherthemusical | twitter: @freshermusical

Like any Father, Colonel Luke Gibson must watch his sons make their own choices but when one life goes disastrously wrong what will the consequences be for him, his sons and the regiment?

The audience lapped every second up!  BROADWAYWORLD.COM

www.theprodigalsmusical.com | www.inspiretrust.org.uk | facebook: theprodigals | twitter: @theprodigals

A real Fringe hit!  THE SCOTSMAN Excellent  EDINBURGH GUIDE

Starring Lucie Jones (X Factor, Les Mis)

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| THE FESTIVAL UP CLOSE

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THUNDERING HERD

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FLANDERS AND SWANN

Farleigh School

Jeremy Meadow and Pleasance in association with PBJ Management

Little people playing big people’s music: a massive hit on The Mound last year and championed by Richard Demarco. Don’t miss hearing these highly talented youngsters on their return visit to the Edinburgh Fringe. Playing hits from the Golden Age of Swing by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Count Basie, alongside more recent standards, these exciting musicians will be sure to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.

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ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE | DANS PALEIS Multi-award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 ‘Showstopper!’ star Duncan Walsh Atkins are back with a brand new fresh selection of the songs and silliness of Flanders and Swann. It’s 55 years since those great masters first took to stage together - come and celebrate – join the mayhem and mirth - with the classics (Mud Mud Glorious Mud; Gnu; Gasman) and songs previously unheard in Edinburgh before - as the world’s leading exponents of F&S pay tribute to the greatest heroes of musical comedy in history.

THE JIVE ACES “SUNSHINE TOUR” Alex Douglas

The UK’s top Jive & Swing band brings the “Sunshine” to Edinburgh! Songs by Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong & Louis Jordan, alongside superb originals and their Youtube hit video, “Bring Me Sunshine”!

www.flandersandswann.info

They’ve performed at countless major events in 30 countries, headlining at The Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz, etc. Recent TV appearances include “Louis Spence’s Showbusiness” and “Come Dine With Me Royal Wedding Special”.

Astute wit, genius...great! GUARDIAN A muddy marvelous evening EVENING STANDARD Such energy and relish INDEPENDENT

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OUT OF THE BLUE Out of the Blue

Samba Sene & Diwan

Exuberant Afrobeat /Mbalax fusion with touches of ska and rock; original songs with impassioned vocals, infectious guitar licks and irresistible dancebeats. World party music with a Senegalese soul. www.myspace.com/sambasene | www.reverbnation.com/sambasene

Grooving… African party central THE HERALD Vibrant rainbow of colourful beats and rhythms… uplifting and life-affirming  EDINBURGHSPOTLIGHT.COM See them live if you can  THE LIST £10 (£8)

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Oxford’s all-male vocal sensation and starts of Britain’s Got Talent return to Edinburgh for their seventh year! Astounding audiences across the globe, an afternoon with Out of the Blue is integral to any Fringe experience. Serving an unbeatable cocktail of hot harmonies and outrageous choreography, prepare to be blown away by their electrifying energy, irrepressible enthusiasm and vibrant vocals. These fifteen sharpsuited undergraduates provide a musical experience like no other - and always leave a lasting impression. Their enjoyment is contagious, their musicality infectious. Hold on to your seats- this is a cappella like you’ve never heard it before! www.ootb.org.uk | facebook: ootboxford | twitter: @ootboxford

The hippest, most foot-tappingly unnerdy thing in the world  EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE

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SOWETO ENTSHA STUNNING VOICES FROM SOUTH AFRICA

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LILI LA SCALA: SONGS TO MAKE YOU SMILE

Indigo Productions

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

In these uncertain times, we all need a little something to make us smile. With vintage pin-up looks and the voice of a nightingale, Lili la Scala wants to do just that with joyous songs of yesteryear. www.gagreflex.co.uk | twitter: @lili_la_scala

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The new true sound of Soweto. A true miracle of the township. The Stars of 2011 World Cup Opening Ceremony on tour for the first time out of Africa. Four boys with voices of Gold. A unique style of dynamic vocal performance that blows all other acapella groups out of the water. Great music, inspirational harmonies, fabulous dance from the beating heart of Soweto. A thrilling hour of music and dance expressing the spirit of Africa through the power and majesty of the human voice. Unique.Irresistible. Unmissable.

Richard Shelton in association with Fringe Management

1959. The ‘Mad Men’ era. Against the backdrop of the Kennedy election and Sinatra’s tortured relationship with Ava Gardner, we hear his iconic songs including ‘Fly Me to the Moon,’ All the Way’, and ‘My Funny Valentine.’ Starring Richard Shelton, nominated for Best Actor as Sinatra in ‘Rat Pack Confidential’ in London’s West End.

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A cappella stars The Magnets are a must see act on the British music scene thanks to a series of electrifying festival appearances and starring roles on Comic Relief and the T-Mobile ‘Welcome Home’ advert. Literally a ‘six-man sound machine’ they make incredible music with just their mouths alone, delivered via a multiplicity of musical styles and vocal stunts, cool moves, engaging humour and plenty of audience participation, but absolutely no musical instruments. Highlights of this brand new display of razor-sharp harmony singing and jaw-dropping beatboxing include songs by Sister Sledge, Rihanna and The White Stripes, and another show-stopping mega-medley. The Magnets, simply great music, simply with the mouth. www.themagnets.com | facebook: themagnets | twitter: @themagnets www.assemblyfestival.com | facebook: assemblyfestival | twitter: @assemblyfest

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| DAILY FESTIVAL GUIDE - FOR THE SHOWS YOU SHOULD SEE

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The Show That Reinvents A Cappella! World class singing, groundbreaking sounds, comic talent, extravagant fashion but no instruments. Think champagne shower and a million dollar lottery win. That’s Fork! No more no less… Their blockbusting show Pink Noise by FORK has been playing for sold out houses in Scandinavia and is now taking on the rest of the world. And the world is not enough! When the royally confident, humorous and ironic personalities of Fork enter the stage with their groundbreaking sound and comic talent, they redefine showbiz as we know it. This is a must see show!

One of the world’s finest singer-pianists, Joe is also one sixth of the hit show The Horne Section, which caused a stir at last year’s Festival .This year Joe steps out to make his Edinburgh Fringe debut. Based around the piano, One Hour! is a ridiculously entertaining mix of songs, stories, world record attempts, surprise guests and improvised musicals that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief and realising why one New York critic noted he had “more talent than you can shake a walking stick at”. Sure to be the hottest of hot tickets.

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Andy McKee – an instrumentalist with dazzling technique on the acoustic guitar is an artist on a meteoric rise in the live event performance marketplace. This is his first ever Edinburgh appearance and we’re excited to welcome him to The Edge Festival. www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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Ben Howard has supported everyone from Xavier Rudd to Angus and Julia Stone and is currently putting the finishing touches to his debut album. A singer songwriter and surfer from Devon, Ben has been featured in The Guardian’s new band of the day column and promises to enthral his audience. www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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Best Coast’s noisy lo-fi sound give a nod to contemporaneous acts like Hot Lava,the Vivian Girls, and Brilliant Colors. Best Coast had become something of a sensation by the time 2009 came to a close; the band enjoyed attention from the media and Make You Mine made its way onto year-end lists. Their profile continued to rise in 2010 with the release of “When I’m with You”.

Big Deal are Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe, an American boy and British girl who bring together electric fuzz and acoustic sheen, ambitious songs riddled with ambivalent lyrics of adult compromise and teen angst, creating a tender, razor sharp noise. This will be an electric live show.

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Exciting new singer, songwriter Brigitte Aphrodite inhabits that ground between singer and comedienne, coming across like a machine that spliced Victoria Wood with Beth Ditto. She has been compared to Kate Nash and is definitely one to watch for 2011.

When Cage The Elephant released their self-titled debut album in 2009, they were heralded as saviours of slacker funk-punk thanks to their hit “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” The title turned out to be more prescient than they’d bargained for: the band has been battling adversity of many stripes. But the struggles never pushed singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor, guitarist Lincoln Parish, and drummer Jared Champion off track — they only strengthened the group’s bond.

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The Cave Singers rose like a phonenix of Pretty Girls Make Graves after the band’s disbandment in 2007. On August 18th 2009, The Cave Singers released their second album ‘Welcome Joy’, featuring guest appearances from Amber and Ashley Webber from Lightning Dust. The band released their third LP, No Witch, on February 22, 2011. www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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THE EDGE FESTIVAL | SNEAKY PETE’S Elliot Gleave, better known by his stage name Example, is an English singer and rapper signed to Data Records. His name arose due to his initials being e.g. Gleave made his breakthrough in 2010, when he released his second album, Won’t Go Quietly which spawned the singles “Watch the Sun Come Up”, “Won’t Go Quietly”, “Last Ones Standing” and “Kickstarts” - all of which peaked within the top 40 in the UK, the latter peaking at number 3, serving as the rapper’s most successful single to date. He is also known for performing the Nando’s Skank with Ed Sheeran on his tour.

CONQUERING ANIMAL SOUND THE EDGE FESTIVAL

Conquering Animal Sound is a Glasgow-based two piece, who make loops, flowing sounds and abstract electrical noises. Anneke (loops/voices/harp) and James (loops/guitars/beats) met at University, where they bonded over a shared appreciation of Wu Tang Clan, Coco Rosie and Stephan Bodzin.

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| PAGES OF REVIEWS EVERY WEEK OF THE FESTIVAL

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A stylish update on ‘80s synth pop, Filthy Dukes first took shape in 2005 when club promoters Olly Dixon and Tim Lawton started DJing while supporting acts at their London club night. Eventually interests turned to making their own records and the two began releasing remixes, including songs by the Rakes, Bloc Party, and Heloise & the Savoir Faire.

Guillemots are a BRIT Award nominated much respected rock band formed in November 2004 by Fyfe Dangerfield. Their first album, Through the Windowpane, was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize and their second album, Red, reached Number 9 in the UK Albums Chart. The band finished their third record Walk the River released on April 18, 2011.

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2010 was a massive year for actress and singer/songwriter Heather Peace. Placed in the Top 40 of the Independent on Sunday’s annual Pink List, she made the decision to throw on her Gretsch guitar and set out on an acoustic solo tour across the UK. Acoustic taster album “This Is Me” has now sold thousands of copies through Heather’s website.

Scottish songwriter and folk musician Jackie Leven will perform a collection of songs from his varied back catalogue, influenced by his vast life experiences. His material is influenced by nights in bars spent with fisherman and forester friends and an evening with Jackie promises to be a magical affair.

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Joan As Policewoman’s impressive resume includes live performances and studio work with Lou Reed, Sheryl Crow, Elton John and Scissor Sisters, amongst many more. She is a stunning live artist and began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders. Joan has released three albums as a singer songwriter, the 2006 Real Life, the 2008 To Survive and the 2011 The Deep Field.

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James Blake is a British electronic composer from London and is considered a pioneer of the post-dubstep movement. On 6 January 2011, Blake was announced as runner-up in BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll. His self-titled debut album was released in the UK on 7 February 2011 and peaked at Number 9 on the UK album chart.

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Mona are an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band rose to fame when they appeared as part of the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll; which was revealed on 5 December 2010. They were also crowned with the Brand New for 2011 title at the MTV Awards.

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Luke Haines is an English musician, songwriter and author, who has recorded music under various names and with a mix of bands, including The Auteurs and Black Box Recorder.With 15 studio albums under his belt, Luke has a plethora of material to draw on for his Edge show.

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Welcome the return of singer Skye Edwards to the Morcheeba fold, whose reunion with Paul and Ross Godfrey on the band’s new album Blood Like Lemonade restores the inimitable laidback charm that made them the mainstay of many a chill-out session. www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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THE EDGE FESTIVAL | LIQUID ROOM An indie rock band formed in Cincinnati, The National have gone on to become one of the most talked about acts of the last few years and their Edge appearance will be one of the most anticipated gigs of the festival. Latest album ‘High Violet’ hit Number 5 in the UK album chart as well as being certified Gold early after release.

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Newton Faulkner is a double-platinum selling artist. His highly acclaimed first album, ‘Hand Built by Robots’, was released in 2007 and peaked at #1 in the UK charts, as well as reaching two times platinum sales. He will be performing two very intimate club shows this year at The Edge.

The band’s lyrics are written and sung by Matt Berninger, a baritone. The rest of the band is composed of two pairs of brothers: Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Scott and Bryan Devendorf. Padma Newsome, from sister band Clogs, often contributes strings, keyboards, and other arrangements and instrumental flourishes.

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ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER Oneohtrix Point Never is the recording name of Brooklyn-based experimental musician Daniel Lopatin,whose album Returnal was released by Editions Mego in June 2010. Lopatin’s music is composed and performed primarily on vintage synthesizers, and has been described as “drone or ambient music”, “gentle eddies of sound”and “like a cracked mirror refracting the sounds of the past”.

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Rod Jones is the guitarist and backing vocalist for Scottish indie rockers, Idlewild. Jones is an energetic live performer, and his guitar playing has been described as “gritty yet melodic”. Jones has recorded an album with singer, Inara George, called George is Jones and despite the project currently being on hiatus, four songs can be heard on the duo’s MySpace. www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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Sebadoh was the quintessential lo-fi band of the ‘90s. Formed by singer/songwriter Lou Barlow while he was the bassist for Dinosaur Jr., it was a virtual catalog of ‘80s alternative rock and ‘90s indie rock. Upon being kicked out of Dinosaur in 1989, Barlow turned his attention toward Sebadoh, with drummer/songwriter Eric Gaffney. Eventually adding drummer/songwriter Jason Loewenstein, the trio became an indie rock sensation. www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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The Japanese trio Shonen Knife have made major fans out of altrock’s elite (Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross, among others) and built a solid, worldwide cult following with their Ramones meets The Beatles brand of sticky sweet punk-pop. www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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The Twilight Singers are an American rock band. The group was initially formed as a side project of The Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli in 1997. After the Whigs disbanded, Dulli used The Twilight Singers as an artistic vehicle, and has released five studio albums backed by international tours. www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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Panic! at the Disco are an American rock duo, formed in Las Vegas in 2004. Since its conception, the band’s line-up has included Brendon Urie (lead vocals, guitar, piano), and Spencer Smith (drums). The band has been described by critics as a variety of genres, most commonly pop punk, alternative rock, and baroque pop.

TIM BOOTH

Shortly after graduating from High School, the band recorded and released their debut, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out which was bolstered by the lead single “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies”. The album was certified double platinum and met with much success. Latest album Vices & Virtues was released on March 22, 2011.

Tim Booth has been involved in the British music industry since the early 80’s gaining recognition as lead singer of the Manchester band James. Throughout their career James have had 17 top thirty singles and sold over 12 million records worldwide. 2011 sees Tim releasing his third solo album, once more working with Lee ‘Muddy’ Baker and KK.

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WIZ KHALIFA + RIZZLE KICKS

Indie rockers The Vaccines formed in London in 2010. The band consists of Justin Young (vocals, who previously worked under the name Jay Jay Pistolet, playing indie folk), Árni Hjörvar (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar, younger brother of Tom from The Horrors) and Pete Robertson (drums).

Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper based in Pennsylvania. He released his debut album,Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His eurodance-influenced single, ”Say Yeah”, received urban radio airplay, charting on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008.

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The band’s debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? reached number 4 in the UK album charts upon its release in March this year. Placed third in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll and nominated for an MTV Award, the band have drawn comparisons to The Jesus & Mary Chain and The Ramones. They describe their influences as “’50s rock ‘n’ roll, ‘60s garage and girl groups, ‘70s punk, ‘80s American hardcore, C86 and good pop music”. One to watch!

Khalifa parted with Warner Bros. and released his second album, Deal or No Deal, in November 2009. He signed with Atlantic Records in 2010 and is well-known for his debut single on the label, ”Black and Yellow”, which peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. His major label debut album, Rolling Papers, was released on March 29, 2011.

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WILLY MASON

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Performing a special intimate show in Cabaret Voltaire is American singer-songwriter, Willy Mason. Mason’s popularity rose after Sean Foley, associate of musician Conor Oberst, discovered his music on a local Martha’s Vineyard Radio broadcast. Oberst swiftly signed Mason to his record label and the rest, they say, is history. Willy will be playing his first Scottish show in four years. www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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ADMIRAL FALLOW

Cast emerged from the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s and signed to Polydor Records. Their debut album All Change became the highest selling album for the label and further commercial success continued with the albums Mother Nature Calls (1997) and Magic Hour (1999)

Admiral Fallow are a stunning group born in 2007 and gathered round the precocious talent of the young foot-stamping, faintly maniacal singer/song-writer Louis Abbott. Citing influences including Tom Waits, Elbow, Low, Midlake, King Creosote, and Springsteen, Admiral Fallow adds clarinet, flute, double bass and four jaw-dropping voices to the usual indie line-up to smash through their joyous, heart-filled, orchestral-tinged and beautifully well crafted songs.

The band reformed in 2010 and All Change has become a multi platinum seller. Noel Gallagher of Oasis has described watching the band live as being like a “religious experience” and they were labelled “The Who of the 90’s”. For a trip down Britpop’s memory lane, catch them live.

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ORKESTRA DEL SOL’S TOP TRUMPS

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Following a season at Sydney Festival, Orkestra del Sol bring their witty and stylish Top Trumps show to Edinburgh. Bombastic brass and joyous musical arrangements are garnished with tall tales, roguish characters and plenty of anarchic humour. Show times: 8th,15th, 22nd at 19:15. 10th, 17th at 21:00. www.orkestradelsol.co.uk | twitter: @orkestradelsol facebook: Orkestra-del-So

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ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE | BOSCO Jimmy Eat World is an American alternative rock band from Arizona. The band originally formed with a punk rock sound, first releasing a demo tape in 1993, followed by their first EP in 1994, titled One, Two, Three, Four. They have gained a reputation for great perseverance and hard work. Since the 1999 release of their breakthrough debut album Clarity, they’ve sold millions of records, have had numerous top ten singles, appeared on Saturday Night Live and have toured with Foo Fighters, Green Day and Weezer. Jimmy Eat World will be on the road for the next year in support of latest release, ‘Invented’.

ALI MCGREGOR’S SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW Ali McGregor returns with a limited season of songs both old and new (and sometimes blue). Hear songs you haven’t heard in years alongside versions of songs you thought you’d never hear again. Accompanied by one of Australia’s finest jazz pianists Sam Keevers, this is a gorgeous hour of song from one of the Fringe Festival’s most versatile singers.

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CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN: FEEL Phil McIntyre Entertainments

‘Raunchy, dangerously fragile’ ***** Edinburgh News New Show: Chameleon-like on stage, each song is a different character with its story to tell. A lover of narrative song, Camille is highly regarded for her dramatic dark and light interpretations of Brel, Cave, Waits, Radiohead, Bowie. Selling out Edinburgh 2004-10, 5-star performances including Sydney Opera House, Royal Festival Hall, La Clique, Royal Albert Hall, Later with Jools (BBC) and recent RSC solo performance ‘The Rape of Lucrece’. With her talented band, expect fire, ice, darkness, joy and pure passion. ‘Exceptional voice’ ****** Time Out www.camilleosullivan.com

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ANTONIO FORCIONE

Razz Big Band

Assembly by Arrangement with Antonio Forcione

Sensational, swinging versions of brilliant Broadway tunes with Razz Big Band and Paul Gudgin. Songs from major Broadway shows like Hairspray, West Side Story, Sweet Charity, and Chicago including versions made famous by swing legends such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Buble. A sell-out on their previous Fringe appearance, come and enjoy a big sound, a big cast and a big night out.

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THE EDGE FESTIVAL | THE QUEEN’S HALL The Fringe’s favourite guitarest launches his first new album in five years. His unique blend of genius, comic timing and charm will have audiences on the edge of their seats in awe and on their feet with applause.

WARPAINT + WILD NOTHING THE EDGE FESTIVAL

This year’s special guests are internationally renowned. Kora player Seckou Keita from Senegal and Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale. Three musicians, true masters. Prepare to be amazed, enchanted and entertained.

Warpaint weave intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and driving post punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between psychedelia and intimacy. Both live and on record, Warpaint sound like they’re channeling something truly otherworldly and mystical. Rough Trade released their long-awaited debut full-length album The Fool in October 2010.

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One of Europes best kept secrets – unmissable!  THE SCOTSMAN A performer of world class status... miss him at your peril THE STAGE

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A charmingly cheeky solo debut from the show-stopper of La Clique. This outrageous operatic diva, with a penchant for lycra, delivers a delectable confection of mesmerising songs, in his exquisite baritone voice. facebook: Le Gateau Chocolat

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One man. One mouth. One mic. The current World Loop-Station champion and acclaimed British beatboxer Shlomo comes fresh from rocking Glastonbury to take us on a one-man music mash up using nothing but his mouth, a microphone and a loop sampler. In Mouthtronica, Shlomo tells his unique story through the medium of dazzlingly energetic genre-hopping human beatboxing. Warning: may contain extremely bad-ass vocal beats, mixed with a healthy dose of rather polite conversation. www.shlo.co.uk | www.underbelly.co.uk | facebook: shlomo | twitter: @shlomo

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This kid’s good. Jaw-droppingly good GUARDIAN Master of the fine art of beat boxing INDEPENDENT He’s like a one-man Hollywood action film soundtrack TIMES Brilliant, soulful vocal gymnastic EVENING STANDARD £6 £10.50 (£9.50) W

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GREGORY CHARLES: MUSICMAN

Best Music Award Winners, Adelaide, The Twoks take Edinburgh by storm. Drawing from pop, electronica and improvisation they are an act like no other. Featuring Xani Kolac on electric violin and vocals and Mark Leahy on drums, dance rhythms and violin collide as Mozart meets Massive Attack.

Canadian artist, concert pianist, radio and television personality, singer songwriter and million record and ticket selling performer, Gregory Charles has developed a mindblowing interactive show. Like a human jukebox, he takes requests from his audience, and, using his encyclopedic and all encompassing knowledge of all genres of music, wows and amazes music lovers everywhere he goes. After picking from over 9000 songs at random and performing in Montreal, Toronto, New York and Paris, the ‘most requested artist’ in the world brings his passion for music to the Fringe.

The Twoks

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

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Mozart meets Massive Attack  OYSTER MAGAZINE A live show like no other. FASTERLOUDER

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Time Out Live | Emily Gough for Something for the Weekend

Back by public insistence, in the Festival’s biggest venue UK beatbox champion Beardyman takes you on a journey through his larynx. Jaw-dropping musical mentalness, live and unplanned.

THE EDGE FESTIVAL

Bringing their phenomenal line up of DJ’s and dance acts to Edinburgh and celebrating their 20th Birthday, Soma Records is one of the world’s top techno and house labels and was co-founded in 1991 by electronic music duo Slam. This year’s line up includes Slam, Silicone Soul and Harvey McKay (live) - with more to come.

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A genius at live improv performance, quickwire wit and dazzling dexterity UNCUT, APRIL 2011 Breathtakingly talented. An awe-inspiring vocal genius

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Minima’s music is an electrifying take on silent film accompaniment. The ensemble combine hypnotic post-rock beats with quasiClassical arrangements, striking up a thrilling relationship with the film - an unsettling tale of paranoia, madness and murder. Open your eyes and ears to the collision of image and sound as Minima perform to this classic German Expressionist film from the silent era.

Looking for somewhere to go clubbing with your friends untill the small hours throughout August? Forth One’s Fringe Floorfillers is the one for you! Featuring party anthems and chart hits from some of your favourite Forth One presenters as well as some exclusive guest DJ’s...

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Now in it’s 5th year at the Festival. Take 400 people, some hi-tech, cordless headphones, 2 DJ’s... and silence. Mix it all up and you’ll get and unforgettable experience like no other.

Lach’s Antihoot - NYC’s infamous open stage, an amazing mix of established superstars and undiscovered gems! Acts by audience acclaim win a spot on the Antihoot album ‘Songs by Toad’! Lach discovered Beck, Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, who will be next? 4 Stars! - Scotsman.

Two DJ’s play totally different styles and sets. Click the switch on your headphones to change who you listen to. Live interactive visuals and every genre of music you can imagine.

 LEITH FM RADIO  HERALD Lach is face-ache funny! GUARDIAN Lach is a living legend! TIME OUT LONDON

Over 500,000 people across the World have danced, sang and screamed to their weird and wonderful tunes. Make sure you make your way to Assembly’s George Square for eargasms guaranteed. www.silentdisco.com | www.433fm.com | www.assemblyfestival.com

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THE MESS TENT A Miss Behave Production

Roll up roll up. Welcome to the Mess Tent. Sideshows, snacks, silliness & surprises. All day & all night, when we’re there. The bargain of the festival. Come for a minute, stay for an hour . *Sideshows*Games*Peepshows *Popcorn*Ice cream*Flummery* www.stillmisbehaving.com

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CROFT & PEARCE - FUNNIER THAN IT SOUNDS Croft & Pearce have a knack for finding comedy in the everyday and this fast-paced show is crammed with playful and slick sketches, featuring a variety of characters in recognisable scenarios. www.croftandpearce.com | twitter: @CroftAndPearce

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ALISON THEA-SKOT: THE HUMAN TUNING FORK 2010 Funny Women Finalist Alison Thea-Skot presents her surreal, tinnitus-ridden, lunchtime character comedy show. Follow the story of Britain’s Number One Vocal Coach as she finds herself on the run. 5 women. 1 fugitive. Lots of Thea-Skots to kick start your afternoon! Directed by Tim Hibberd (co-director of The Penny Dreadfuls 2010). www.alisontheaskot.com | twitter: @alisontheaskot

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With over a million downloads under its belt already, the Live At The Gilded Balloon Podcast returns for 2011.Come and join us for a fast paced, energetic show that’s guaranteed to be different everyday. Featuring a wide variety of stand-up, sketches, music and chat recorded live at the heart of the festival. Previous guests include John Bishop, Tim Minchin, Sarah Millican, Adam Hills, Kevin Bridges and a whole host of others. www.dabsterproductions.com | twitter: @richardmelvin

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THE DURHAM REVUE’S 33RD ANNUAL SURPRISE PARTY!

Best Medicine Management

Radio 1’s John Kearns, award-winning Joe Wells, Suzi Ruffell (“definitely one to watch” TimeOut), Absolute Radio’s Max Dickins and Fin Taylor (“very, very good” LondonIsFunny.com) are the future of British comedy. Catch them before they’re huge! **** Hairline. **** Comedy.co.uk. www.bestmed.co.uk | twitter: @bestmeduk facebook: pages/The-Lunchtime-Club/199665253395958

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THE HAMILTONS: HIGH JINKS WITH THE HAMILTONS!

The multi-award-winning Durham Revue request your presents at this year’s “Must See” sketch show/ party (The Stage). Expect party favourites like Pin the Tail on Don Quixote and Animal Hide and Seek as an accompaniment to a lunchtime buffet of original and ground-breaking hilarity. Wit, whimsy and party bags will be provided. Fancy Dress is discouraged, but sensibly dressed party lovers of all ages are welcome to help celebrate our third of a century milestone with some of the best sketch comedy around. Remember, don’t tell them, it’s a Surprise.

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

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HOW DO I GET UP THERE?

Hooray, they’re back! They missed you as much as you missed them! So they’re galloping back to Edinburgh with their irreverent humour, quirky take on life and myriad glorious guests. Join Neil and Christine (as seen on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, Have I Got News For You and Masterchef) for a fandango of fun and frolics with the festival stars of today and tomorrow – they spot them first! There’s nothing quite like The Hamiltons in Edinburgh – thank goodness! Total sell out 2007/08/09 as produced by Richard Jordan and Pleasance Theatre.

The Scottish sketch trio present the best of their sell out Glasgow comedy festival shows.Join the critically acclaimed sketch group as they enjoy their Gilded Balloon debut. Performed by Chris Forbes, James Kirk (winner So You Think You’re Funny 2010) and Kevin Mains. 5 shows only.

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Excellent comic actors... Arresting ideas and pinpoint delivery  SCOTSMAN Sketch trio with a quality of acting and physicality that sets them apart from the pack. THE STAGE

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JUST THE TONIC’S AFTERNOON DELIGHT Just the Tonic

Comedian. Magician. Ninja. Returning due to popular demand and hailing from New Zealand, Javier Jarquin presents CARD NINJA, a riotous and dazzling display of comedy and card stunts. Following his journey from mild-mannered card player to silent assassin using ordinary playing cards as weapons CARD NINJA ditches the wand and resurrects the classic, lost art of scaling, or card throwing. The result is a combination of award winning comedy and amazing feats with cards. CARD NINJA has played at major comedy and magic festivals around the world including sold out shows at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. £5 £8 W

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | BEYOND Following on from another amazingly successful year, JTT returns to Edinburgh with an expanded program of top class comedy shows. Afternoon Delight is your chance to see short sets from a selection of some of the best JTT has to offer in the ultimate comedy variety show! Then, if you like a particular comedy act, you can buy special discounted tickets for their full show. The magic of the fringe is all about discovering hidden gems and this value for money show gives you that in spades! A family friendly good laugh.

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20th YEAR! The best and only daily showcase of Fringe talent. See live extracts from eight top shows at this legendary daily showcase and then go see the ones you like. Simple! Brilliant! Comedy, Theatre, Music, Dance, the lot! The original and still the best.

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13:10 (14:10) Before we start, we just want to make one thing absolutely clear. There’s going to be free drinks at this show. They’ll be jolly good drinks too. Just think about that. Then stop. Then think about it again. Pretty good isn’t it. But it gets better. While you sit back and sip some free spirits, award-winning drinks writers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham will take you gently by the other hand (so as to avoid spillage) down the path to imbibing enlightenment, dispensing fun and happiness into your liquid lives. The perfect lunchtime jaunt for discerning drinkers. www.drinkaware.co.uk Strictly 18 and above. Be prepared to show proof of age or you may risk non-admittance.

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Perfect bite-sized flavour of the festival THREEWEEKS

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Lisa Richards & BottleRocket Comedy

Say something! Five seconds silence is too long for anyone. Do something! Even if you end up approaching a situation full of confidence with absolutely no information to back it up. In his debut Edinburgh show, Ireland’s most unique stand-up celebrates the wonders of human awkwardness and the joys of finding comfort in chaos. www.fredcookecomedy.com | www.bottlerocketcomedy.com

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“The moon landing was fake”. “Richard Gere went into hospital with a gerbil up his bum.” We’ve all heard myths before, but nobody knows where they come from or who creates them. Until now. That’s right, today is your chance to meet Dr Glen Eusebius and Professor John Porcupig, two of the most prestigious ‘Rumour Millers’ from the ancient and secret society known as The MythMasons. Where others de-bunk myths, John and Glen re-bunk them, and they’re going to show you how. But don’t worry, nobody’s going to get “gerbilled” during the show or anything. www.unexpectedcomedy.com | twitter: @mythbunkers

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JOE FAIRBROTHER: CHARACTERS Joe Fairbrother

Brand new character comedy from rising talent Joe Fairbrother. Meet a charming bunch of eccentrics, including Wakefield’s only cycling proficiency examiner (and double Blue Peter badge winner), a cash-in-hand Pentecostal pastor, and the organiser of Solihull’s Swingers Weekend 2011. Expect flat caps, PowerPoint slideshows and the music of Chris de Burgh in this fast-paced one man show. www.joefairbrother.com | twitter: @JoeFairbrother

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LUNCH WITH QUATTRO FORMAGGIO

The riotous double-double act sprinkle a tube full of glittering sketches, songs, and funny bits all over your day. This Edinburgh-based troupe have condensed a year’s worth of material into Happier Maché, resulting in a show packed full of pleasant surprises. Peeling PVA - the most fun you can have without flour and newspaper. Some assembly required.

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PEELING PVA IN HAPPIER MACHÉ

Quattro Formaggio welcomes you to our lunchtime service. Overcoming Town Hall back-handers and surprise visits from Environmental Health, we are now permitted to serve daily sketch specials. Book early for your favourite table.

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Unlock your comic genius at Dick’s one-woman workshop. She will guide you step-by-step through her golden comedy rules, aided only by wine, a slideshow and a stage phone. The closely guarded secrets of comedy, won on your behalf through Dick’s hard years of trial-and-error, will be revealed. Come learn from Dick’s mistakes at this exclusive high-budget comedy laboratory.

Edgy stand-up from the 6th member of Take That, with a big finish that will leave you aghast. Spirit of the Fringe Award winner Nathan’s usual mix of silly, cerebral and surreal - with an astonishing finish, something never seen on stage before.

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What’s on your perfect mixtape? Add your suggestions for inclusion in the show at Steve’s website.

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CATRIONA KNOX: PACKED LUNCH

Using his unique blend of weird inventions, audience interaction and virtuosic musicianship, Steve presents a joyous hour of musical mayhem to remind you what music is really all about.

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CHAT MASALA WITH HARDEEP SINGH KOHLI

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Festival Highlights

The world’s a mess, and hobbledyhoy Tiernan hates cleaning. He’s had it up to here with things and being only 5’5” no one’s sure if Douieb’s actually that angry. Contains jokes, views, attempts at politics and dancing*. * no dancing. www.tiernandouieb.co.uk | www.brettvincent.com facebook: tiernandouieb | twitter: @TiernanDouieb

Douieb has more than enough energy to go round, and he’s a hugely engaging onstage presence... BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | SPORTSMANS Following the huge success of its 2010 premiere, Hardeep returns with second helpings of his ‘curried chat show’, in an mouth-watering new lunchtime slot. Featuring great live music and top guest stars.

HANNAH GADSBY MARY. CONTRARY.

Hardeep will interview festival guests and stars whilst cooking up a curry that audience members can get the chance to sample. Last year’s guests ranged from Ian Rankin and Alex Zane to Janey Godley and Russell Kane. Check the Web for this year’s line-up and to suggest your favourite curry ingredients!

EdCom & Dick The Horse Productions

She had a famous son and has been paparazzied by painters for centuries since. Comedian Hannah Gadsby takes you on an art historical tour of the many faces of everyones favourite virgin.

Extra show - 16th at 20:00. Please note: performance on the 26th starts at 13:30. www.hardeeplive.com | www.FestivalHighlights.com | twitter: @hardeeplive

Kohli’s cookery and anecdotes left a reassuringly warm aftertaste.  THE TIMES The ever-affable Glaswegian makes an excellent host and is well worth a taste 

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EDFESTMAG.CO.UK

A joy from start to finish THE AGE 2011 Hannah Gadsby is bloody hilarious NZ THEATRE REVIEW

I was mightily impressed by his ability to keep a capacity crowd in the palm of his hand. THE SUN

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ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE | BOSCO

NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR 2011 LAUNCH

14:10 (15:10) Avalon Promotions

Stress is proven to lead to marriage failure, flatulence, job loss, dizzy spells, infertility, gastric ulcer, hair loss, redundancy, teeth grinding, heartbreak, premature ejaculation, and death.

Leicester Square Theatre and Get Happy Comedy launch the 2011 competition of New Comedian of the Year with an event featuring past finalists and some of the most exciting acts on the comedy circuit. Every Autumn, 300 acts from all over the UK compete at London’s Leicester Square Theatre for the title. More information on how to enter at www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

A seminar with stress expert Kimberley Jane Feldhauser, author of ‘Relax! You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left!’. New solo show from Emily Watson Howes (The Umbrella Birds; BBC Radio 4’s The Ladies). www.avalonuk.com

Brilliantly fresh  METRO Laugh out loud funny  SCOTSMAN

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GAGGING FOR ATTENTION

Last year’s smash hit family friendly daytime version of ‘Best of the Fest’ returns! Join us in the beautiful gardens as we bring you the best comedy, cabaret and music under the sun. Literally.

In a world where Freddo’s cost 17p we’re offering the comedy styling’s of five different comedians for a mere £3! The future generation of comedy will have you in stitches as we gag for your attention.

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THE WORLD OF SHRIMPOLOGY

Debut show about being awesome at being gay, musical theatre, homophobes, dyslexic football, and jazz hands. Best New Show Nominee, Leicester Comedy Festival 2011. **** ThreeWeeks. **** Hairline.

The Shrimps are Sheffield’s award-winning improvised comedy group. Since forming in 2006, they have performed in venues across the city of Sheffield as well as performing to fullhouses in Manchester, Cambridge and the Edinburgh and Buxton fringe festivals. This year, due to tax purposes, The Shrimps have decided to create a religion but they need your help! Through a series of unique improvised comedy games they will act as as your sherper on a quest of religious enlightenment. Become a follower of the new religion of Shrimpology, and help create the religion itself in the the most unique comedy experience at the fringe. Everything they do is based on your suggestions, so every show is a world premiere in which anything can happen!

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JON RICHARDSON: IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU What has left Jon single for the last eight years of his life? Join the star of Channel 4’s ‘Stand Up For The Week’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats’ reading extracts from his book.

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www.getlearned.co.uk | www.viviennesmith.com

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | DELHI BELLY

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We at Squiffy Productions are always mining for comedy gold, presenting whatever nuggets we find along the way.

Britain’s leading female comedy brand presents a series of showcases and workshops. Plus seeking out the freshest and funniest new comedy talent with heats for this year’s Funny Women Awards. Visit www.funnywomen.com for details.

This four man team, led by Jake Dale and Kaine Horey (the writers altering the trousers of British comedy) offer a fresh take on old style humour, dusting it off and making it fit for 2011 consumption. Expect everything from clever word play to musical dance numbers as we delve into our infamous sketchbook, presenting the freshest comedy revue of 2011.

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How did the future catch up with us so fast? New songs, poems and description-defying musical weirdness from this multi-awardwinning funny guitarist. You’ll still be humming Jay’s songs long after you’ve stopped laughing.

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JAY FOREMAN: WE’RE LIVING IN THE FUTURE

A musical comedy classic with more hilarious songs and monologues in a riot of harmony and humour. Well known for their many BBC radio series and recordings with EMI and others, the group has a delightfully fresh approach all their own, too warm to be cool and too polite to be cutting edge but timeless, irresistible and very funny

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST OUT OF THE BOX

MIKE NEWALL’S ‘GET BETTER BOX’ Can we dictate happiness or is life just a series of good and bad luck? A self confessed idiot reflects on a topsy-turvy year with standup, stories and the rediscovery of his ‘Get Better Box’, something created as a child to keep happy memories.

Greg Haiste and Marie Lawrence

Become the next big thingy in this whizz-bang showbiz escapade! Laugh and learn with our intrepid boy-girl double act. Characters and adventures. Edinburgh debut as a two-piece. But not as a twopiece swimsuit. Previous collaboration **** Time Out Critics’ Choice.

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | BELLY LAUGH

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | THE TURRET

ZEUS’ PAMPHLET

GEMMA GOGGIN: DOUBLE G

Join this polished pentangle as they whisk you off on a comedy sketch bender of smart, satirical and sublimely choreographed twatting about. Witness the overbearing writer, a Pre-Raphaelite soprano, a cockney conspiracy theorist, the face of swine flu and the bastard great-great-granddaughter of Edward VII.

Baps. Mammaries. Kahunas. Puppies. The Girls. Everyone likes a good boob and Gemma has plenty to go around. Returning after her 2010 Edinburgh debut Get Laid or Die Trying, join GG as she talks cleavage, calamities and karma.

www.zeuspamphlet.com | twitter: @zeuspamphlet

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Flavia Fraser-Cannon

Stand-up comedy directed by Logan Murray.

Hilarious sketches from a great new comedy group

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UDDERBELLY’S PASTURE | THE WEE COO

MATT FORDE: DISHONOURABLE MEMBER Avalon Promotions

Ever watched Prime Minister’s Questions with a 4 pack of lager? Matt has. After seeing this show you will probably want to as well. He knows it’s weird to get excited about politics in the same way he gets excited about football, but can’t do anything about it. YOU REDS! As heard on talkSPORT, 5Live and The Jon Richardson Show on 6Music. As seen in Greggs. www.avalonuk.com

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15:00 (16:30) Wedding Band: a comedy by Charlie Baker. For you the greatest day of your life. For them, another day at work. Charlie Baker (‘Let’s Dance’ and ‘Dr Who’) presents his debut play with BAFTA Nominee Spencer Jones, Sam Battersea and Lee Fenwick. www.charliebakerlive.com | facebook: charliebaker | twitter: @TCharlieBaker

Devon’s answer to Frank Sinatra. Bakers a born entertainer GUARDIAN Fenwick offers smart comedy with passion and integrity CHORTLE Battersea is wonderful and ingenious THE TELEGRAPH

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ALEX HORNE: TASKMASTER II Avalon Promotions

The Ultimate Year-long Comedy Challenge Competition returns! Alex Horne and last year’s champion Mike Wozniak present a oneoff spectacular detailing the shambolic attempts by Tim Key, Mark Watson, Josie Long, Henning Wehn, Stuart Goldsmith, Bruce Dessau, Dan Atkinson, Lloyd Langford, Joe Wilkinson and Steve Hall to win an enormous prize and ever-lasting veneration. One glorious year, twelve competitive comedians, maximum fun. Book early to witness the mayhem. www.alexhorne.com | www.avalonuk.com

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UDDERBELLY’S PASTURE | E4 COW BARN

WORBEY & FARRELL: WELL STRUNG! Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent by arrangement with Michael Vine Associates

For only £5999.95, you can join The Loneliest of Hearts Agency for Dating. Owner and founder, Jeff Alesbottom says, ‘Come along, meet the members and hear the stories. But please, don’t soil yourself.’ www.mabbsandjustice.co.uk | twitter:@mabbsandjustice www.theloneliestofheartsagencyfordating.co.uk

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE GRAND The internationally acclaimed musical comedy duo (formerly known as Katzenjammer) take a “hugely impressive” (Chortle) and hilarious look at the piano’s most famous pieces and players. Expect exquisite musical virtuosity, utter stupidity and rapier wit combined with a breathtaking display of gymnastic piano playing talent - all with four hands on one grand piano.

MERV’S 20TH YEAR GALA SHOW MERVYN STUTTER

Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of The Fringe celebrates 20 years (!) of showcasing talent. Two hours of SPECIALLY invited TOP ACTS in the best One-Night-Only of Variety on the Fringe. Comedy, Music, Theatre, Dance, the lot! Proceeds to the South African charity Imibala to sponsor Cape Township kids through school.

www.worbeyandfarrell.com | facebook: pages/Worbey-Farrell | twitter: @worbeyfarrell

An entertaining hour of stylish, witty banter, comic song and blatant musical showboating CHORTLE

Vastly entertaining...Astonishing... SCOTSMAN Incredible EAMONN HOLMES (THIS MORNING, ITV)

www.mervynstutter.com

Radio and TV have both tried to copy the Mervyn Stutter format, but they have never done it half as well as the man himself does it every year at Edinburgh.  THE INDEPENDENT

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JAMES SHERWOOD - I FED MY BEST FRIEND HER FAVOURITE COW

Smash Hit Fringe show, gifted raconteur Eric is back; with the aid of some astonishing visuals, we get an insiders view of the mysterious world beneath the waves in a nuclear submarine. Unique, riveting, funny and poignant... Three Weeks Editors Award Winner 2009

Radio 4’s James Sherwood (Now Show, Loose Ends, 4 Stands Up) uses stand-up (“hilarious” List) and songs (“beautifully crafted” Guardian) to find out the difference between good people and bad. ****ThreeWeeks. **** Spoonfed.

www.ericdotcom.co.uk

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SAMURAI GRANDMA is a super fighter against social evils under the name of Justice. The performance mixes Reality with fiction in Japanese Manga style. Shoko Ito’s SOLO SUPER ACTION COMEDY; plays over 15 characters, featuring martial arts with characters from this world and other worlds!

The perfect start to your evening on the fringe! Top festival performers and celebrities join multi award-winning Tom Allen (Radio 4’s Bleak Expectations, Channel 4’s Big Brother’s Big Mouth) for a wonderfully anarchic but very civilized hour of hilarious chat, stand-up and party pieces.

Shoko is undoubtedly talented and energetic performer... boundless charm. THE STAGE

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | BELLY BUTTON

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST UP THE ROAD

DAVID O’DOHERTY PRESENTS: RORY SHERIDAN’S TALES OF THE ANTARCTICA

THE GENTLEMEN OF LEISURE PRESENT: THE DEATH OF THE NOVEL

It is 1917 and Rory Sheridan, Ireland’s sixth or seventh greatest Antarctic explorer, delivers an illustrated talk on his not entirely successful journey to the south.

After their sell-out run in 2010, the old GOL return to the Edinburgh Fringe to ask the big question: is the novel dead, or just sleeping? Cultural sketch comedy that runs the artistic gamut, pauses to catch its breath and hails a cab the rest of the way.

The Invisible Dot Ltd.

The Gentlemen of Leisure

A new show from the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and co-author of the bestselling ‘100 Facts About Pandas’.

www.the-gentlemen-of-leisure.com | twitter :@toomuchculture

gloriously entertaining…utterly brilliant  SCOTSMAN An energetic and enlightening hour of satire & silliness LIST

www.davidodoherty.com | www.theinvisibledot.com

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FORD & AKRAM: HUMDINGER Live Nation and MHA

Imagine a double act with just two people. Imagine a girl from England. Imagine a girl from Ireland. Imagine a show about the day of the anniversary of the day these two girls first met. Imagine being taken back in time then forward in time, so you can see exactly what’s what, with dad jokes, rude jokes and all other kinds of jokes.

On 26 March 2011 bassoonist Ben Brailsford participated in a peaceful protest at an upmarket London grocer. He was arrested and held in a police cell for 24 hours, with nothing but a threeday-old copy of The Sun to read. Finally, he was charged with Aggravated Trespass and set free on bail. This is his story. And the story of over 100 fellow peaceful protesters arrested that day. With bassoon accompaniment.

Welcome to Humdinger. www.fordandakram.co.uk

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MAX AND IVAN ARE... HOLMES AND WATSON Ditto Productions/ Max and Ivan

History’s greatest detective tackles Chicago’s underworld in his FINAL thrilling escapade, recently discovered by award-winning comedy duo Max and Ivan (Time Out Critics’ Choice). A prohibition-era tale of revenge, whiskey and javelins. Directed by Jessica Ransom. www.maxandivan.com | www.dittoproductions.co.uk

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Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return with an all-new show and their toughest challenge yet – solving their own murder. Can they recognise the rogue responsible, tinker with the timeline and save their skins? Witness the duo from their introduction to deduction to their emergence as fully fledged fighters of felony. Don your deerstalkers, dust off your fingerprints- a crime’s been committed and conjurors are on the case! Join the plucky prestidigitators as they romp through a casebook of detection and deception. Mystery, merriment and mild peril galore in the world’s first paradoxical Whodunnit magic show! Sell-out show 2009, 2010. www.morganandwest.co.uk | facebook: morganandwest | twitter: @morganmagic

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PHILL JUPITUS QUARTET ‘MADE UP’ Troubled alpaca counsellor? Nun fight club? Lactose intolerant robots? Seasoned improvisers Phill Jupitus, Steve Steen and Andy Smart, varyingly joined by Steve Frost, Niall Ashdown and Ian Coppinger will deftly handle these kind of suggestions and more, toiling at the coalface of audience whimsy. Marvel, as idle thought is made flesh, right in front of your face. Four men. Limitless possibilities. (Adult content, delivered childishly.) www.gildedballoon.co.uk

Some of the funniest improvisers in the world EDDIE IZZARD Witty, silly, satirical, occasionally ludicrous, ultimately crowd pleasing SKY ARTS The are all pure genius THE SOUTH CHINA POST These boys rock! TIME OUT NEW YORK

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OLVER: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER

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BRISTOL REVUNIONS: NATIONAL FRIENDS

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Re: Blurb Hi Charlotte, I’ve attached a document to this email containing the blurb/ description of our sketch show for the fringe guides, is that OK? (Last year they nearly printed our email instead of the blurb, imagine!) Also is Edinburgh nice? Should we bring towels? Thanks, Revunions

Mark Olver returns to Edinburgh with a new show. Sort of stand-up, sort of theatre, and all kinds of scary. Actual violence guaranteed. **** Scotsman. **** Chortle. **** Fest. **** ThreeWeeks. Best New Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2011. www.markolver.com | www.bestmed.co.uk | facebook: markolver twitter: @markolver

Brilliant... Their wit and creativity is truly impressive.  THREE WEEKS Everything about Bristol Revunions show highlights top notch comedy. THE STAGE

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JO & BRYDIE PLAY DOCTOR

A spoof Hollywood-style reboot from half of Tommy and the Weeks (“One of the full-on funniest hours I can remember spending” ***** Scotsman). ***** Three Weeks, **** Chortle, **** Fest. Stand up, sketches, big explosions.

Jo and Brydie are best friends. They’re not without their problems. Brydie is lactose intolerant and sometimes genuinely believes she’s Buffy. Jo can’t drive and her mum is dead. Seriously. They’ve been unable to fix their own problems but they play doctor and try to heal each other, proving that laughter really is the best medicine (unless you’re actually sick).

www.tombell.org | www.drawhq.com | twitter: @tombellforever

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | NIGHTCLUB

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THE OXFORD IMPS

THE TIM VINE CHAT SHOW

Returning with their stellar sell-out improvised comedy extravaganza, the Oxford Imps hit your funny bones again! Armed solely with audience suggestions and blending a wide range of improv formats, the Imps create a ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ style, interactive, and hilarious show made up on the spot. Suitable for all ages.

Expect the Pun-expected as Tim Vine chats to guests plucked from the audience. It could be Martin from Leeds, who runs a rug shop or Lydia, a Dundee housewife. Actual people are the stars of the show and as Tim always says: “everybody has a story” (please note the production cannot guarantee that everyone will have a story).

www.oxfordimps.com | facebook: oxfordimps | twitter: @oxfordimps

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Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Tim Payne | Tim Vine

www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com | www.timvine.com

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE GRAND

FOSTER’S EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS SHOW

Curtis Brown

Were you to mix the friendship of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley and the sexual tension of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, you’d get something close to Totally Tom. Since exploding onto the comedy scene with their YouTube hit ‘High Renaissance Man’, this young comedy duo have wowed critics and audiences with their live show.

The 31st Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards

Every year a sell-out! The UK’s first and premiere award for live comedy. See the 2011 winners and nominees of Foster’s Best Show and Foster’s Best Newcomer on one bill for one show only. Book early to avoid disappointment. We bring you the stars of tomorrow. Previous Best Show winners include: Russell Kane, Tim Key, Daniel Kitson, Al Murray -The Pub Landlord, Dylan Moran, Lee Evans, Frank Skinner and Jenny Eclair. Previous Best Newcomer winners include: Sarah Millican, Tim Minchin, The Mighty Boosh, Tim Vine and Harry Hill.

www.totally-tom.com | facebook: mrtotallytom | twitter: @totallytom101

the best young sketch group I’ve had the pleasure of seeing SPOONFED feverish imagination  METRO

www.comedyawards.co.uk | facebook.com/comedyawards

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KEVIN CRUISE Assembly

Teatime cruise ship capers with the legendary high seas host. Comedy, magic, game shows, sing-a-long classics and bingo. Pack your bags and party on down. www.kevincruise.co.uk | facebook: cruisekevin | twitter: @cruisekevin

Sheer entertainment - I love Kevin Cruise AMANDA HOLDEN Absolutely no comment SIMON COWELL

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CARIAD LLOYD: LADY CARIAD’S CHARACTERS Katie Productions/ PBH’s Free Fringe

Join Cariad with her hilarious and affectionately drawn cast of characters: Jacque the parkour expert, Andrew the 7-year-old stand up, Judith the happiest cult member and Cockney Sam’s tales of woe, in a debut show from this acclaimed character comic. Directed by Ben Wilson (Idiots Of Ants). twitter: @ladycariad

Cariad Lloyd is VERY funny. Go and see her while you can still afford the ticket. ROB BRYDON ...a stand out performer FINANCIAL TIMES free

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AMUSED MOOSE COMEDY AWARDS SHOWCASE Grab your hot tickets to talent spot this year’s Amused Moose Laugh Off and Laughter Awards’ crop of ‘industry approved’ discoveries, plus some who are now rather famous from our past decade of sell-out Hot Starlets shows. 2011’s showcases, featuring exceptional comedians and excellent Fringe shows’ highlights, all differ - so keep coming back to enjoy the very best Fringe offerings. Listings on website, twitter and Pleasance Box Offices.

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Wish it could be Christmas everyday? Well it is with Compete for the Meat! August Christmas Special Quiz: Christmas hats, Christmas trees, Frozen Turkey to the winners – Pub Landlord’s decision is arbitrary (bribes accepted). As seen on Dave. www.avalonuk.com | www.thepublandlord.com

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THE BABY DIARY Jenny is pregnant. Simon is quite lonely. Mike is a bit angry. Sandra is infertile. A new comic play by Emily Watson Howes (writer of BBC Radio 4’s The Ladies). First seen on BBC Comedy Online, directed by John Morton (Twenty Twelve, People Like Us).

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THE DOG-EARED COLLECTIVE: YOU’RE BETTER THAN THIS

BottleRocket Comedy

Do you think font is extremely important? Do you know what kerning is? Regardless of your answers, you should go and see Dubliner Conor O’Toole’s unrealistic new show! Teapots! Springs! Headphones! All mentioned. www.conorotoole.com | www.bottlerocketcomedy.com twitter: @ConorOToole

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DAMION LARKIN: CUDDLY DREAMER

Anarchic sketch troupe The Dog-Eared Collective change your life. One sketch at a time. Fly on the cape tails of a Diddy Man Vigilante, champion the power of Snooker: The Musical and answer the smell of the wild. Pour homme. Supercharged silliness that will scrub you up the right way.

Monday he’s a stockbroker on BBC2’s ‘Working Lunch’, Tuesday he’s sitting in his underpants eating Monster Munch. Goodbye salary, girlfriend and house. Hello dressing gown, procrastination and dreaming.

www.dogearedcollective.co.uk | facebook: The Dog-Eared Collective | twitter: @thedogeared

Sublimely surreal  CHORTLE Make no mistake these comedians are very funny  HAIRLINE.ORG.UK They possess the downright gutsy balls not seen since Jam, the silliness of Bottom and the honest comedy ride that was Smack the Pony. LEEDS GUIDE

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1940s-style radio adventures, brilliantly evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism. Roaring tales, with sound effects created live by the cast. Elegantly riotous! Uproariously stylish! All-new 2011 show sponsored by Clipstone Ceylon Tea. www.FitzroviaRadio.co.uk | www.FestivalHighlights.com facebook: Fitzrovia | twitter: @leinigen

Absolutely spiffing. A joy!  DAILY TELEGRAPH Triumph of visual comedy.  TIME OUT CRITICS CHOICE Ripping yarns and jolly japes.  INDEPENDENT £6 £10 (£9) W

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | BESIDE Following their sell-out debut, the acclaimed sketch group return with an unmissable all-new hour of inspired comedy and music. Described by Chortle as ‘a confident, inventive sketch act ... instantly likeable’, the Englishmen have spent the year appearing to packed audiences across the UK and on BBC2.

NICK HELM - DARE TO DREAM

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Glorious Management Nick Helm

Now they proudly present their new show - OPTIMISTS. Fantastical, unpredictable, sentimental, and always laugh out loud funny, it’s set to become one of the fringe’s hottest tickets. So come and join the Englishmen for an unforgettable hour of comedy that will blow you away!

Multi Award Losing Comedian and professional dick-kicker Nick Helm will sweat in a portacabin for an hour as he stamps out broken dreams and crushed hopes and dares you to Dare to Dream. Comedy, poetry, music, volume. Chortle Best Breakthrough Act 2011 Nominee. Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show 2011 Nominee. Dave’s Top 10 Stand-Ups to Catch in 2011.

www.thethreeenglishmen.co.uk | twitter: @threeenglishmen

Bizarre, charismatic and side-splittingly funny  THREEWEEKS Priceless  THE LIST Charisma, wit and talent  BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE

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PAUL MERTON’S IMPRO CHUMS Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Mike McShane and Suki Webster return to the Fringe for their 8th consecutive year presenting Paul Merton’s Impro Chums. The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad, and now they return to Edinburgh. They create a new show every single night based entirely on suggestions from the audience with their finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off, the Impro Chums create cascades of fantastic tumbling laughter. Most of the time. Please note that this show has different start times on different dates: 19-21, and 26-27 August: Shows at 11.30 and at 16.00 22-25 August: Shows at 16.00 only. All shows are an hour. www.mickperrin.com

Every year they bring the house down... a testimony to their brilliance and consistency... you could see this every night and never tire of it  THE MIRROR These are masters of their craft and there wasn’t a dull moment. Terrific fun. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

A masterful demonstration of improvised comedy DAILY TELEGRAPH The Best ad-lib ensemble in the UK THE EVENING STANDARD

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RUBY WAX : LOSING IT

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Menierchocolatefactory.com

Fusing psychic magic with an obsessive and interactive deconstruction of the spoon-bending icon/oddball that we all know and love. Featuring live telepathy, clairvoyance, oil dowsing and a death-defying motorbike stunt. **** ThreeWeeks. www.showandtelluk.com | twitter: @showandtelluk

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LUKE WRIGHT’S CYNICAL BALLADS

At some point in our lives 1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental illness... Bring 3 friends!

Luke Wright presents eight caustic tales from Broken Britain, introducing a cast of tone-deaf pop wannabes, terrorized single mums and baby-boomers with “afflu-AIDS.” Between poems, Luke offers a pithy crash course in the history of balladry, from broadsides to Christina Aguilera.

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Ruby Wax is on razor sharp form. I laughed and I cried. Dont miss it! SUNDAY EXPRESS Ruby Wax and Judith Owen are ingenious, hysterical and blisteringly honest.

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Comedy chat show hosted by the sharp-edged and riotous Scott Capurro. Ably supported by droll second banana David Mills, Capurro interviews the hottest performers in Edinburgh. With new guests every night expect hilarious banter and exclusive insider gossip

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Fire! Regicide! War! Are just some of the hilarious topics covered in the world-famous Oxford Revue’s new show. Oxford University’s top comedy group invites you to see a story of love! Lust! And handholding!

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THE NOISE NEXT DOOR - THEIR FINEST HOUR

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The greatest show on earth is about to begin... at least, that’s the plan. Immerse yourself in the game-changing new production from the quickest wits in comedy. Unstoppably funny and uniquely talented, The Noise Next Door are the most exciting and captivating act on the circuit today. www.thenoisenextdoor.com

Following 2010’s sell-out debut show, the boys return to the Pleasance Courtyard with a brand new hour of hilarious sketches, directed by Cal McCrystal (Mighty Boosh, Spymonkey). ‘Truly inventive ... deliciously daft’ The List ‘Incredibly silly and funny’ Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Comic Voice Management The Noise Next Door

www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com | www.thenoisenextdoor.co.uk

One of the most original and riotous shows of the festival ... a relentless display of wit and creativity 

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THE UNEXPECTED ITEMS Unexpected Productions

THE UNEXPECTED ITEMS ARE ON IT, IN THE ZONE, OFF THE HOOK, AND DOWN WITH THE KIDS. Being young is tough these days, what with tuition fees, unemployment and dubstep. This is like, blates a sketch show about such ting. www.unexpectedcomedy.com | facebook: pages/The-UnexpectedItems/147064704300 | twitter: @unexpecteditems

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ALISTAIR GREEN: OUTPATIENT Last year Alistair was hospitalised after being diagnosed with a potentially life threatening kidney disease*. To hear about this and other cheerful stories join the Hackney Empire new act of the year finalist and official support act for Simon Day’s national tour for his eagerly anticipated fringe debut. *He got better obviously. Thanks for asking.

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Big Howard and Little Howard’s massively popular BBC1 show Little Howard’s Big Question is in danger after someone accidentally called the boss of CBBC a “steaming bum-face”.

7th – 27th August Just the Tonic at The Caves Thursday, Friday, Saturday at Midnight

But tonight’s show could turn their whole world around… as long as they don’t muck anything up…

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The Perrier Nominees and Royal Variety stars return to Edinburgh with their biggest and best show yet. For all ages.

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Witty, clever, at times breathtakingly funny comedy SUNDAY TIMES A huge hit, clever, silly and just the right side of rude THE TELEGRAPH The best kids’ show we’ve seen FAMILIES MAGAZINE

‘Boasting some of the most ‘This is the kind of comedy spontaneous interesting line ups in the country’ combustion that you stay up till three The Times in the morning for’ Kate Copstick The Scotsman

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Tigco in association with United Agents

Total Sell-Out 2008, 2009, 2010. After last year’s smash-hit ‘Adam Riches Rides’, the 2011 Chortle Award nominated character comic thunders back into town with another arsenal of he-men, all locked and loaded with you in their sights! Spontaneous, chaotic and irresistibly fun, an hour with Adam is always ‘All a bit much in a wonderful way!‘ THE TIMES.

 Chortle  Times  Telegraph  Scotsman  List  Metro  Three Weeks  Fest Quite simply the best sketch show I have ever seen.  CHORTLE Its really stupid. I loved it.  THE TIMES Gloriously funny character comic.  SCOTSMAN

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Get a ticket while you can- with glittering prizes beckoning, next year it might be too late.  SCOTSMAN Brilliant, really brilliant! CATHERINE TATE The funniest reminder that Oxbridge has no monopoly on genius mucking about. All hail the new chiefs! JOHNNY VEGAS £7 £9.50 (£8.50)

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THE GINGE, THE GEORDIE AND THE GEEK- ALL NEW SHOW

BRING ME THE HEAD OF ADAM RICHES

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HANNAH GADSBY: MRS CHUCKLES

JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS & NADIA KAMIL: THE BEHEMOTH

Hannah doesn’t smile much and she laughs even less. For a comedian that’s like being a transformer that doesn’t fancy driving. But don’t let that deter you. There is great pleasure to be had in laughing at her. Mrs Chuckles is a tale of mild success and utter failure told in a manner of vague indifference and total incredulity. It is mostly funny and only fleetingly offensive.

Massive sketch comedy, two normal-sized people. John-Luke Roberts (E4, BBC3, R4’s News Quiz), Nadia Kamil (R4, Channel 4, BBC3). **** List, **** Time Out, **** Herald, **** Metro.

EdCom | Dick The Horse Productions

Draw HQ in association with Debi Allen Associates

www.drawhq.com/behemoth | facebook: BehemothComedy twitter: @jlukeroberts | twitter: @NadiaKamil

Like being tag-teamed by the comedy equivalent of two world class pro wrestlers FEST Comedy of the Year THE LIST

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MATTHEW CROSBY: ADVENTUREPARTY

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SHEEPS - A SKETCH SHOW CKP

Sheeps: A Sketch Show is a sketch show by Sheeps (Daran Johnson, Alastair Roberts & Liam Williams). From skits to sketches, from jokes to gags - there’s something here for all fans of contemporary fringe sketch-comedy. Think The Two Ronnies meets Sheeps, and then The Two Ronnies leave.

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management

The short one with glasses from PAPPY’S (if.comedy award nominees, Chortle award winners), presents: AdventureParty. Is it an adventure? Is it a party? Is it neither? Come find out. Writing / performing credits include The Now Show (R4), The Kevin Bishop Show (Ch4), Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC1)

www.sheepscomedy.com | facebook: sheepscomedy twitter: @sheepsofcomedy

Excellently silly... great deal of promise SCOTSMAN Smart gags... winning delivery... very intriguing prospect

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CABARET WHORE: MORE! MORE! MORE!

Wry, witty and superbly timed sketch comedy. The company lead you through a minefield of human stupidity, simultaneously attempting to explain why a quarter of their gags were seized by the courts in a bitter legal battle that rages still. A needle of sketch hilarity in the festival’s comedy haystack. www.soonandsoforth.co.uk

Brilliant character comedy with sparkling original songs from Time Out’s Top 10 cabaret act. The Spirit of the Fringe and ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winner returns with her third solo show, introducing four desperate divas from around the globe including washed up lounge singer Bernie St Clair and tortured French chanteuse, La Poule Plombée.

A must-see  FRINGEREVIEW Not to be missed.  LONDON FESTIVAL FRINGE

Model of polished musical storytelling. Edinburgh loves her. So do we.  TIME OUT CRITICS CHOICE

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At the Jurassic Park Retirement Home our motto is ‘never say die’ and ageing disgracefully is the only way to go. Boogie along to hipreplacement-hop, thrill to the Leader of the Geriatric Pack, get your lippy on for grab-a-granny night. See it again and again for the first time! Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award Winner.

www.christmasfortwo.wordpress.com | facebook: Christmas For Two

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SO ON AND SO FORTH PRESENT ‘HUMAN ERA’

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DAVE GIBSON & CHARLIE TALBOT - BATTLE OF BRITAIN: NORTH VS SOUTH

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The award-winning comedian shares his story of struggle trying to get a six-pack by the time he reaches 30. Winner of Best Value Show at Leicester Comedy Festival 2010. Directed by Phil Nichol. www.joebor.co.uk | facebook: joebor | twitter: @josephbor

Natural comic ability. CHORTLE Endearingly, winningly funny. SCOTSMAN

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JOE BOR: IN SEARCH OF THE SIX PACK

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Answering all of life’s questions. Plus props. By Lou Sanders as seen on BBC3, ITV4 & in your dreams. Time Out Critic’s Choice in London

2010 audiences decided that North was better than South, but this is your chance to decide as Dave (“hilarious” Will Ferrell) and Charlie (Blow Up! The Credit Crunch Musical) return for another year! Vote for yourself as Eastenders battles Corrie, porkpies battle foccacia and Dave battles Charlie. All for your amusement.

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HOW TO BE AWESOME: AN INTRODUCTION

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE STORE | JUST THE STORE ROOM

THE LEEDS TEALIGHTS: ANIMALS WITH JOBS

CITY OF  EDINBURGH  ‹  OPEN  ALL  YEAR   Camping,  Touring,  Wigwams,  Caravan  Holiday  Homes  

Onsite: Bar  &  Restaurant  :  Shop  :  Games  Room  :  TV  Room  :  Play  Area  :  Launderette  

15 minutes  to  City  Centre  and  Return  Bus  from  Park  to  City  every  10  Minutes  

With infectious energy and charming wit, The National Student’s Best Student Sketch Group 2010 is back! Whet your appetites for a bountiful feast of sketch comedy. Directed by WitTank’s Kieran Boyd. www.leedstealights.co.uk | twitter: @leedstealights

Fine writing, tight performances and guaranteed jets of wee from laughter RUSSELL KANE Truly great stuff  THREEWEEKS Quality Caravan  Holiday  Homes  

Touring &  Camping  

Wigwam Holidays  

  www.meadowhead.co.uk

New 2011  homes  for  hire.  Some  can   sleep  up  to  8  persons.  Fully  equipped,   double  glazed  and  centrally  heated.  

Superb touring  and  camping  facilities,   perfect  for  events  and  festivals.  Bus   from  park  to  city  every  10  minutes.  

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PAUL DANIELS: HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

JACK WHITEHALL AND HIS FATHER, MICHAEL - BACK CHAT

The most successful Magician of the 20th century and international sex symbol comes to town with the very lovely Debbie McGee with a show full of comedy, magic and amazement. He promises not to dance!

An hour of comedy, chat and music. Jack Whitehall (British Comedy Award Nominee, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Stand Up For The Week) and his father, Michael (reluctantly), have been sending each other to their favourite Edinburgh shows. Jack will broaden his horizons with some Edward Elgar. But what will Michael make of The Ladyboys of Bangkok? This is their alternative pick of the fringe with special guests in every show.

Norwell Lapley Productions LTD

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www.pauldaniels.co.uk | www.norwelllapley.com | twitter: @thepauldaniels

Bald is beautiful  DEBBIE MCGEE As seen in Barnet and on You Tube  ANON

Directed by Ben Cavey. www.jackwhitehall.com | www.chambersmgt.com | twitter: @jackwhitehall

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NICHOLAS PARSONS’ HAPPY HOUR

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GUY PRATT: WAKE UP CALL

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Having played bass for, amongst others, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, Madonna and Michael Jackson. Guy Pratt returns with more hilarious and frankly libellous tales from the mini bar and the absurdities of life on the road for the touring musician. Guy reveals the hilarious goings on at the pointy end of the music business, and the madness that comes with breathing the rarefied air of the superstar.

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17:15 (18:15) Pleasance are delighted to announce that the Fringe veteran Nicholas Parsons is back for his 11th successive year with his interactive and inimitable comedy chat show ‘Happy Hour’! More engaging, more flamboyant than ever, the legendary star of stage and screen, and host of Radio 4’s Just a Minute, invites you to come and join in the fun and laugh with popular guests that will surprise and delight you! www.pleasance.co.uk

GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | THE TURRET

MAFF BROWN - PACMAN IS ACTUALLY ALLERGIC TO GHOSTS EdCom

Free Sample Joke: When Stephen Fry gets an erection is it known as a Fry up? I wrote that for Shooting Stars.

Choose this one for smoothness DAILY EXPRESS Icon of Post Modern Cool INDEPENDENT That genial ease of manner... effortless rapport with the audience STAGE

Frank Skinner said “Maff is one of those comics that doesn’t need to try. Jokes fall out of him” www.maffbrown.com | www.edcomproductions.com

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“Rough Rared” A Belfast expression meaning brought up in an ungentle -although not uncaring fashion. An autobiographical account of growing up in council estate Belfast and then staying there. Observations on life, parenting and marriage. Comparing his children’s experiences to his own. Dysfunctional friends and relatives and unique Northern Irish social occasions. Looking up from the hectic struggles of family life to comment on various subjects from a personal perspective.

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...could eventually emerge as one of the outstanding comedy actresses of her generation GUARDIAN

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST OUT OF THE BOX

DANNY PENSIVE’S MAP OF BRITAIN

PLEASANCE

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PLEASANCE DOME | KINGDOME

FOOTLIGHTS IN ‘PRETTY LITTLE PANIC’ Cambridge Footlights

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Hello. I was on telly on ITV’s Stand Up Comedy Hero. I done a show all about travel. I have been called ‘champion of the simple minded’ and ‘unpredictably funny’. I did supported Milton Jones for one date. Have I been to your town? Funny jokes and talking. www.gagreflex.co.uk | twitter: @dannypensive

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AHIR SHAH: ASTROLOGY

After a sell-out run last year, the show that has launched many of the greatest names in comedy returns to Edinburgh. This summer, the Footlights will perform to twenty thousand people across two continents, making it their biggest tour ever.

20 years ago, Alka and Vikram Shah commissioned a Vedic astrologer to compose a horoscope to predict how their new baby son would turn out when he grew up. Two decades on, Ahir explores the ideas of fate, reality and tradition in his debut solo show.

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the most renowned sketch troupe of them all INDEPENDENT a must-have ticket THE TIMES a seedbed for mighty comedy talents TIMEOUT

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BRETT GOLDSTEIN GREW UP IN A STRIP CLUB

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST THE FANCY ROOM

TOKYO GAME-THE BODY TIGHTS MAN SHOW

Something for the Weekend

Brett Goldstein tells the 100% true story of his time in Marbella as a young man, running a strip club. MARVEL at the backstage secrets. LAUGH at the hilarious antics of the mafia. CRY at the destruction of a young man’s innocence. And CLAP POLITELY at the end as you realise you’ve just sat through someone else’s therapy. Please note that this show has an age restriction of 16+ www.brettgoldstein.co.uk | twitter: @brettgoldstein

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PLEASANCE DOME | QUEENDOME Final Fantasy, PSP, and Nintendo are all made in TOKYO.

JASON COOK - THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

Today, the newest TOKYO GAME SHOW is brought to the UK! See our crazy, funny, and Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (MXC) involving the audience.

Bound & Gagged Comedy | Jason Cook

This is a non-verbal performance. Wildly Entertaining and Inventive.

After 4 years of hit shows, awards and five star reviews, Jason now searches for the ultimate prize: true happiness. Known by festivals worldwide for truly uplifting comedy, this show is guaranteed to make you smile and instill a fuzzy feeling in your belly.

We will give you an exciting hour. www.sanbaka.fc2web.com/menu.htm

the best Japanese clowns  HAIRLINE.ORG.UK

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JULIET MEYERS: I’M NOT SPARTACUS!

MCNEIL AND PAMPHILON: WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

Juliet is passionate about big things (evil bastards) and little things (disappointing magicians). She can stand up and be funny, but can she stand up and be counted like Spartacus and friends? Expect moments of silliness, audience voting and petty rebellion.

Their debut sketch show “Addicted to Danger!” played to sell-out audiences. Now, the Award-Winning double act & 2011 ‘Hackney Empire’ New Act of the Year Finalists return with an all-new hour.

www.julietmeyers.com | facebook: juliet.meyers | twitter: @julietmeyers

An unusually high standard of innovation and comic writing.  THE LIST Clever whilst remaining accessible - Hugely enjoyable.  THREEWEEKS

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insanely good dancers

Sunday Herald Sun 4-28 Aug (not 8,15,22) 18.00 (19.00)

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A BETRAYAL OF PENGUINS: ENDANGERED FOR A REASON

DIANE SPENCER: ALL-PERVADING MADNESS

After consecutive sell-out Fringe runs, A Betrayal of Penguins are back with their brand new show (they do have to pay the tux rental somehow). Come, watch and judge as Ireland’s favourite Penguinrelated sketch group present a show that won’t fix all your selfesteem issues…but won’t necessarily make them worse.

2011’s breakout comedy star tells the tale of a journey home that descends into madness. **** Chortle. **** ThreeWeeks. Chortle Best Newcomer 2011. Best Comedy (Emerging) Nominee, Adelaide Fringe 2011.

BottleRocket Comedy

Best Medicine Management

www.difunny.com | www.bestmed.co.uk facebook: pages/Diane-Spencer/188009066696 twitter: @dianespencerfun

www.abetrayalofpenguins.com | www.bottlerocketcomedy.com

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE BENEATH

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | ATTIC

JOE WILKINSON: MY MUM’S CALLED STELLA AND MY DAD’S CALLED BRIAN

Avalon Promotions

Dan Antopolski (Triple Perrier Nominee, Dave Award Winner 2009) Tom Craine (Times Top Five Shows 2010) and Nat Luurtsema (Radio 4/Channel 4) join forces to culture an hour of smart, stupid sketches for your entertainment.

Joe Wilkinson

Award-winning stand-up comedian tells you in great detail that nothing has really ever happened to him. Or has it? Not really.

www.avalonuk.com

twitter: @gillinghamjoe

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OLIVIA LEE CHATS THEM UP

Star of her own Comedy Central show, ‘Olivia Lee: Dirty Sexy Funny’ and Channel 4 shows, ‘Olivia Lee’s Naughty Bits’ and ‘Balls of Steel’. She’s chatted to Keanu Reeves and Will Smith on TV. Now see her chat live to the most prestigious comics and celebrities at this year’s Festival.

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Fosters Comedy Award Best Newcomer Winner 2010, star of Russell Howard’s Good News and The Angina Monologues, returns to Edinburgh. Roisin looks at the things that shape our lives, the choices we make and the batshit events that turn all our plans upside down.

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Brett Vincent for Get Comedy by arrangement with Vivienne Clore

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | BILLIARD ROOM

THE BRANDRETH PAPERS

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE ONE

4 POOFS AND A PIANO - BUSINESS AS USUAL Bound & Gagged Comedy | 4 Poofs and a Piano

In one fantastically funny hour Benet Brandreth (hero, lover, arrogant bastard) tells the dramatic (barely embellished) story of his incredible life - from Hollywood star to secret saviour of the nation. Marvel at his battle with monsters of the deep. Gasp at his disturbingly epic lovelife. Shudder at some unusual uses for olive oil. www.thebrandrethpapers.com

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST UP THE ROAD Whatever happened to 4 Poofs and a Piano? Shaken but not stirred, they’re back and this time it’s hormonal! Everyone’s favourite “boy band” are forearmed, forewarned in four part harmony. Join them for this brand new tidal wave of knicker wetting madness set against a backdrop as colourful as their wardrobes. Don’t forget your laughing tackle. Guaranteed fun. Book early!

THE BIG VALUE COMEDY SHOW - EARLY Just the Tonic

www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com | www.4poofsandapiano.com | twitter: @4poofsandapiano

You can never have too many pianos or too much man. TIM MINCHIN Has you crossing your legs with delight. MAIL ON SUNDAY Exuberance of this standard comes but once a year. SCOTSMAN

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST THE WEE ONE

Our 17th year as the recognised launchpad for future legends, featuring four top comedians. This line up has Lloyd Griffith, Sean McLoughlin, Mike Newall and Sanderson Jones. Tomorrow’s stars are born in a cave! We’ve been producing these shows for years. We audition comedians every week at our notorious club in Nottingham. We find the best of the rising talent and bring them up to Edinburgh; these shows are unmatched at the Fringe for finding and promoting new talent. A proven step on the ladder of the comedy circuit.

CHRIS MAYO’S PANIC ATTACK

www.justthetonic.com | twitter: @justthetonic

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | CELLAR

ERIC LAMPAERT: WHERE’S ERIC?

HOLLY WALSH-HOLLYCOPTER

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to Eric’s erratic excursions around his nomadic childhood of non-stop pacing across continents and languages; 29 homes, 7 countries, 3 continents, 1 Eric. Come and see where he’s hiding now. (Edinburgh).

Last August, Holly Walsh jumped off a 40ft pier in a homemade helicopter. She then spent four days in hospital. And wrote this show. A debut hour of stand up from the Chortle Best Newcomer winner. As seen on ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’, and ‘Real Rescue.’

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Winner of Latitude 2010 New Act Competition & Star of MTV & ITV2’s “OMG”.

An excellent comic, with an offbeat stage presence that makes her like a slightly nerdy, very friendly and intensely funny older sister GUARDIAN

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST UP THE STAIRS

CAROLINE MABEY’S ONE MINUTE SILENCE

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Just the Tonic

Unspeakably brilliant Caroline Mabey and her cartoon coffee pot take the ultimate challenge in this mind-bending, world recordbreaking attempt to be quiet. You simply won’t believe your ears. This year’s David Blaine.

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18:15 (19:15) Winner of Best Show at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and following sell-out shows at the Sydney Opera House, this hilarious tale of domestic misadventure makes its UK debut at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe. Sammy J and Randy are housemates and best friends - but when Sammy’s legal work uncovers a skeleton in Randy’s closet, things are set to become awkward at the breakfast table. From the acclaimed duo behind “Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams”. BOOK EARLY!

TOM BINNS IS IAN D MONTFORT - SPIRIT COMEDIUM EdCom & AllyKat Productions

Ian D Montfort is a spookily skilful, wonderfully observed and hysterically funny spirit medium who contacts the dead with inexplicable psychic revelations leaving the audience gasping with incredulity and laughter.

www.sammy-j.com | www.heathmcivor.com | www.brettvincent.com | www.getcomedy.com

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‘Crowd Pleaser does exactly what it says on the tin’

★★★★

BRUCE DESSAU, EVENING STANDARD

ED BYRNE DIFFERENT CLASS ON DVD NOW AT

GILDED BALLOON

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PLEASANCE

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THE EDGE FESTIVAL

08444 999 990

Star of BBC 1’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO, ITV 1’s COMEDY ROCKS, Dave’s ONE NIGHT STAND & BBC Radio 2’s Gold Sony Radio Award Winner THE JASON BYRNE SHOW

‘Comic Nitroglycerine’

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FOIL, ARMS & HOG: COMEDY DOESN’T PAY

WITTANK

After sold-out Edinburgh shows in 2009 and 2010, Ireland’s premier sketch group return with their most promising show to date. ‘Comedy Doesn’t Pay’ showcases dark, surreal and ridiculous sketches that have won them a cult following over the years in both the UK and Ireland. Now an established Edinburgh Fringe favourite, the trio are back, armed to the teeth with funny bullets. Not to be missed!

Like a runaway carnival of invention, WitTank hurtle back to the Fringe with a whirlwind of colossal characters, rakish charm, and sketch magnificence. Book now to join the screaming throng; mammoth belly laughs await. Spruce yourself up and you might even pull. We have that effect on people. That and laughter. Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show nominees 2011.

www.foilarmsandhog.ie | www.bottlerocketcomedy.com | twitter: @foilarmsandhog

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Foil, Arms and Hog | BottleRocket Comedy

A roundly successful slab of high-octane/highbrow character comedy...a formidable sketch troupe  THE LIST They should go far...they are among the best sketch groups on the Fringe 

Cracking sketches with performances to match  CHORTLE The antidote to revive all jaded fringe goers  FEST The buzzing on stage rapport that these three Irish lads have is infectious… 

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DELETE THE BANJAX...PRESENTS PIGS AND PONIES

ANDREW DOYLE’S CRASH COURSE IN DEPRAVITY

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

Last year a critic described Andrew Doyle’s stand up as “a crash course in depravity”. But was he correct? In this wickedly hilarious new show, Andrew confronts his own vices and asks the audience to confront theirs. Directed by Perrier award winner Scott Capurro. www.andrewdoyle.co.uk | www.rip-productions.co.uk

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KEITH FARNAN: MONEY, MONEY, MONEY Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Everyone’s (my) favourite sketch comedy group, Delete the Banjax, return to Edinburgh to do some stuff in a shed. What to expect – sketches, shed. What not to expect – pigs, ponies.

Keith Farnan (Michael McIntyre’s BBC Comedy Roadshow) looks at Ireland’s fiscal meltdown and concocts a plan to repay €85,000,000,000,000 to the IMF.

Delete the Banjax are a ‘four-piece whose mix of skits and songs make up a compelling set that is gloriously daft’ (Guardian). Come and find out what’s in their sketch shed this year. ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award Winners 2010. Directed by Matt Holt.

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If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he’d surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan SCOTSMAN Political comedy at its best, perfectly balanced, deadly serious and very funny.  THE SKINNY

Surreal, energetic, hysterically funny, missing this act would be like skipping Christmas.  THREEWEEKS Skilfully blends manic physicality, entertaining musical numbers and refreshingly offbeat writing  CHORTLE

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Winners, ‘Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Show 2010’, take you on an exhilarating, energetic and hilarious rampage through the placid Cambridgeshire village of Meldreth. Chaos bubbles in the church hall tea rooms and revolution leaks from under the post office door. www.newartclub.org | www.newartclub.org | facebook: newartclub twitter: @newartclub

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | DELHI BELLY NewsRevue is a compilation of the year’s best material from the Canal Cafe Theatre’s London shows. It is a national and international news-based song and sketch show lampooning everyone from the spheres of politics and celebrity. It is performed by two men and two women plus an on-stage musical director at the piano (a post previously held by the likes of Bill Bailey). NewsRevue’s exceptional writing, outstanding performances and ever-original takes on current affairs have made it a Guinness World Record breaker, a Fringe First winner and a Perrier finalist.

PAUL MCCAFFREY: SAYING SOMETHING STUPID

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy by arrangement with Glorious Management

I’ve very generously taken a month out of my busy life to give the 2011 Fringe what it didn’t know it wanted. I’m an idiot. Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re an idiot too. So come along, we’d probably get on well.

www.newsrevue.com | www.canalcafetheatre.com | facebook: NewsRevue

This comedy is laugh -out loud. No one escapes the claws of these comics. 

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EVENING NEWS

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Brilliant. Simply brilliant - an Edinburgh Fringe must-see.  FRESH AIR Truly deserves its place in the Fringe Hall of Fame.  FEST

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ROSIE’S POP DIARY Rosie Wilby

Mixing storytelling, stand up and songs, musician turned comedian Rosie Wilby brings back to life her years chasing stardom at the height of Britpop through a treasure trove of old photos, fan letters, reviews, and the original ‘Rosie’s Pop Diary’ (her ‘90s magazine column). www.rosiewilby.com | facebook: rosiewilby | twitter: @rosiewilby www.myspace.com/rosiewilbycomedy

A whole host of laughs. Rosie rocked it  ONE4REVIEW.COM

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DANIELS THE MOST WATCHED TV MAGICIAN OF THE LAST 20 YEARS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE VERY LOVELY

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Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

His mouth has gotten him arrested, fined and fired from every job he’s ever had so he’s spent the last 17 years starting trouble in every comedy club in North America. Now this unwanted pregnancy/ former soldier/son of religious fanatics explains why the human race is just Infectious Waste.

HAIR TODAY GONE TOMORROW Hilhairious art of comedy magic

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Meant to convey the legacy George Carlin left behind LA EXAMINER

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Teutonic jolliness at its best! Join old Fringe favourites Otto Kuhnle and Henning Wehn for this one-off spectacular featuring yodelling, thigh-slapping, beer-guzzling. Wunderbar! www.germanhumour.com | www.imwpuk.com

A genuine gigglefest from start to finish  SCOTSMAN

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THE PHOENIX: A FAILURE ON A MISSION

Dave Callan Asked 100 Women 100 Questions and with the Answers He made This Show. Making it’s Edinburgh debut is the brand new stand up show from Dave Callan (Comedy Festival Gala, Spicks and Specks, Triple J Saturday Nights), (the Symbol of Venus). The show is based on hundred answers from a hundred women generated by questions that Dave has always wanted to know the answer to. Are you or is someone you know a woman? Well you should certainly make it along at some point.

The survey results alone are enough to keep you smiling irresistibly for the entire show but it’s Callan’s perfectly-timed remarks and smart conclusions which draw the sustained bursts of laughter  THE ADELAIDE ADVERTISER Sharp witted... With a beautifully surreal introduction... Offers more genuine laughs for your buck than almost any other CHORTLE £5 £8.50 (£7) W

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CHORTLE PRESENTS: FAST FRINGE

ANDI OSHO: ALL THE SINGLE LADIES

Sample 12 of the best comedy and variety acts on the festival in one relentlessly fast-paced showcase. Featuring a different line-up every day, Fast Fringe mixes the biggest names in stand-up, the hottest new comedy talent and the cream of the cabaret circuit, all selected by Britain’s leading comedy website, Chortle. With more than ten years of independent comedy expertise, we know who to pick! Acts who have previously taken part include Edinburgh award-winners Bo Burnham, Brendon Burns and Phil Nichol. Kick your evening off with a real flavour of the Fringe, for the price of just one show.

Following her hit 2010 Edinburgh debut, Award winning Andi Osho (BBC2’s Mock The Week, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and Stand Up For The Week regular) premieres her second stand-up show, a brutally honest dissection of the perils and pitfalls of dating. Clearly Andi hasn’t learned her lesson as, in this fringe first, she will drag an audience member on a date after every show, reporting back the following night. “Andi Osho sends you out of the show feeling uplifted” Observer

www.chortle.co.uk | twitter: @chortle

Impressive GUARDIAN Warm and witty INDEPENDENT An unforgettable show. Go. SCOTSMAN

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John van der Put/ Cat’s Cradle Comedy

Direct from touring Australia, award-winning magic stand-up Piff and the World’s First Levitating Chihuahua™ Mr Piffles, return to save the species! Will they find their princess? As seen on BBC. Starring John van der Put, Magic Circle Close-Up Magician of the Year 2011. www.piffthemagicdragon.com | facebook: piffthemagicdragon twitter: @thepiff

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What links Stephen Hawking, cardboard tube fights, Shane MacGowan, health insurance, George Washington, Mussolini, a cult, the Queen, global Armageddon and the NHS? Find out as Laurence embarks on his one-man mission to sell the benefits of free healthcare to America. As seen on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and currently filming a major BBC1 documentary. Awarded Shortlist’s Funniest New Comedian.

After 2010’s smash hit, the comedy mash-up phenomenon are back - subjecting all those who see them to their infectious, catchy,sing along rock anthems. This is a show about a huge talent coming to terms with mediocrity and one man’s struggle with his inner tiger.

www.laurenceclark.co.uk | www.beyondcompere.com | facebook: LaurenceClarkComic twitter: @Laurence_Clark

Emily Gough for Something For The Weekend

A wit drier than the Navajo desert, a control of timing that would put Seiko to shame... fizzingly funny one-liners. Must see! THE STAGE Intelligent and incredibly mischievous  METRO Close to the bone and very funny... makes Chris Morris look lightweight  SCOTSMAN

Please note that this show has an age restriction of 16+ www.raygunslookrealenough.com

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Gilded Balloon

Baz looks back on the first fifty years of his life and realises a third of it has already gone. Join him for a reminiscent ramble from the orotund odyssey that began in 1935. He remembers Adolph Hitler, Greta Garbo, Harold Macmillan and other drinking companions. Few of his contemporaries can recall so much or are even still alive. Described by one critic as “The Chronicles of Hernia”. www.gildedballoon.co.uk

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The sketch and character comedy show that was a smash hit at last year’s Edinburgh Festival returns for its third consecutive year with brand new hilarious characters. Witness the fitness as Turkish cousins throw serious shapes in the Kebab Dance; know your garibaldi from your lemon drizzle as Mrs Kipling stops at nothing to preserve her “Secret Ingredient”. Honed in from this year’s Latitude Festival and their monthly sellout residency in London, Shirley & Shirley are back and bolder! www.shirleyandshirley.com | twitter: @shirlandshirl

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FASCINATING AĂ?DA: CHEAP FLIGHTS Presented by John Mackay and David Johnson

Three times Olivier Award nominated and now a global internet sensation, Fascinating Aïda are still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio. Now Dillie Keane and Adele Anderson are back with their new show and, even more thrillingly, with their new member, the sensational Sarah-Louise Young (Showstopper! and her solo cabaret show at Underbelly). This brand new show will include several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites including their infamous anthem to budget travel, Cheap Flights (6 million plus hits on YouTube) as well as The Dogging Song, a fond homage to the joys of al fresco sex. www.fascinatingaida.co.uk

See them before you die otherwise your life will have been meaningless MAIL ON SUNDAY The glamour is magnetic, the satire razor-sharp, the lyrics brilliant...intensely poignant GUARDIAN

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IMRAN YUSUF - BRING THE THUNDER

No silly promises, no stupid gimmicks, no cheap tricks. Just a “subtle yet sublime helping of observational wit that’s both intelligent and humorous without ever sounding forced” (Herald). If you’re looking for “a refreshing and hilarious change of pace” (Independent) then grab a ticket now. Sold Out 2008/2009.

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Comic Voice Management Imran Yusuf

www.mickperrin.com | twitter: @Jarlath

A brand new show about unrelenting enthusiasm and perseverance from the star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee. Join Imran on his journey of having a dream and seeing it through, overcoming the obstacles of fear and opposition with unshakeable self-belief that’s made him a rising star in British comedy.

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JOHN ROBINS: LIFT YOUR SKINNY FISTS LIKE ANTENNAS TO HEAVEN

JOSIE LONG: THE FUTURE IS ANOTHER PLACE

Join me, in a cave, for giggles, stories and truth-bombs. A show about the importance of stars, suitable for dreamers and doubters alike. ****Chortle ****Fest ****Threeweeks ****The list *****The New Current

Josie Long is back again with her fifth Fringe show. Come along! This is a show about feeling newly tormented by the world around you, and about optimism and despair. But that sounds more serious than it is. It’ll be a silly, manic round up of all kinds of things. It will probably have a play in it where I play ever one of the Bronte’s too, if that’s your bag?

Just The Tonic

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MARK DOLAN - SHARING TOO MUCH

This debut show is a laugh-riddled, hope-filled and poignantly honest adventure about trying to please everyone, and eating kebabs with Chianti. Directed by Tim Arthur, Jess admits the ludicrous lengths she has gone to in pursuit of perfection and shares the comical chronicles of how a dark time, eventually, showed her the light. Writer for Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’. Finalist in the Funny Women Awards 2010 and the Leicester Square Theatre Award 2009. Semi-Finalist in So You Think You’re Funny?, Amused Moose and Laughing Horse Competitions.

In his hilarious new solo stand-up show, the star of Channel 4’s Balls of Steel and the hugely popular World’s… and Me documentary series literally shares too much, and gives his unique insights into a range of subjects, including politics, married life and why it is that betting shops have those strange little pens. As honest as it is hilarious, Mark’s eagerly anticipated second solo show is definitely one not to miss!

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Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live

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SARA PASCOE VS THE APOCALYPSE

FORTH ONE AWARD WINNERS Best Fringe Performance 2010

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management

The Armageddon is imminent and Sara plans to survive. How will she breed? Create Pornography? Kill zombies? An arresting standup show about the end of the world as we know it.

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The hotly anticipated follow up to 2010’s sell out show from co-star of Campus, Todd Margaret and Free Agents (C4). www.sarapascoecomedy.com | twitter: @sarapascoe

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STUART GOLDSMITH: ANOTHER LOVELY CRISIS

An evening with American stunt performer and television personality Steve-O promises fun, games and so much more! Best known for his performance stunts on TV series Jackass and the accompanying movies, Steve-O is an incredibly exciting addition to The Edge Festival line up.

“Excellent… charming, expert stand-up”  Sunday Times. Whether cheering up a distressed child, helping prevent a riot, or genuinely saving another human’s actual life, Stuart is excellent in a crisis. When the chips aren’t down however, it’s a very different story... Exhilarating stand-up about embracing anxiety, conquering indecision, and getting Tasered. Chortle Breakthrough Nominee 2011.

THE EDGE FESTIVAL

THE EDGE FESTIVAL

0844 545 8252

CKP by arrangement with Red Comedy & Debi Allen Associates

www.theedgefestival.com | facebook: The Edge Festival twitter: @theedgefestival

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COLIN HOULT’S INFERNO

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management

Universal Comedy

Check-in for an evening of outstanding, theraputic comedy, performed by Course Graduates. Hear their hilarious recovery journeys, hosted by UC’s famous Comedians, including Susan Calman & Raymond Mearns. Universal Comedy help people experiencing the downside of life get their voices heard, because everyone laughs in the same language. Thanks to ‘See Me’. www.universalcomedy.co.uk

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CHRIS COX: FATAL DISTRACTION Phil McIntyre Entertainments

www.colinhoultcomedian.com | twitter: @wheeliemancrow

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Stunning... has other magicians scratching their heads THE TIMES Slicker than a baby seal on a waterslide… seriously impressive SCOTSMAN One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain GUARDIAN

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MARK NELSON - GUILTY PLEASURE

Fox in the Snow presents

Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain are Australian comedy duo Fear of a Brown Planet. Following sell-out shows in Australia, they’re finally making their Edinburgh debut.

Hilariously hardhitting, pure-and-unadulterated, uncompromisingly funny new show from Scotland’s fastest-rising comedy star. Winner ‘Scottish Comedian of the Year’. The List said he ‘possesses a talent that is simply obscene’. Sold out 2010 – book early!

Tackling the topics of immigration, race relations and the War on Terror head on, Fear of a Brown Planet is original, uncompromising, ruthless and cheeky - guaranteed to be more fun than a night in Guantanamo.

mza-artists.com | facebook: Mark Nelson | twitter: @marknelsoncomic

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Total sell-out 2005-2010, returns with a brand new line-up. Simon Feilder: ‘Nervy, excitable, simmering energy that’s compelling to watch. Unashamedly feelgood.’ (Chortle). ‘Highly entertaining’ (Time Out). Pat Burtscher: ‘very, very funny’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Undeniably funny’ (Chortle). Joe Rowntree: ‘Bags of madcap energy and an instant daft allure’ (Chortle). ‘A great story teller whose terrific misfortunes make for terrific comedy’ (British Theatre Guide). Book early!

Join us in the beautiful Dans Paleis for the all new Best of the Fest Cabaret. The finest performers from the Fringe showcase their sultry charms, cheeky antics, and saucy glamour – and all before dinner! Fancies will be tickled.

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JOSH WIDDICOMBE: IF THIS SHOW SAVES ONE LIFE . . .

HUMPHREY KER IS DYMOCK WATSON: NAZI SMASHER!

Hotly anticipated debut show from one of comedy’s fastest rising stars. Winner FHM Stand-Up Hero 2010, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year 2010 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act nominee 2011.

In 1943 Dymock Watson parachuted into Romania on a secret mission. In 2011 his grandson Humphrey Ker (The Penny Dreadfuls/ BBC2’s Fast & Loose) gives his story hilarious life.

www.joshwiddicombe.co.uk | www.offthekerb.co.uk facebook: joshwiddicombe | twitter: @joshwiddicombe

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DAVID O’DOHERTY IS LOOKING UP

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Vivienne Clore Matt Rudge

EdCom | Chambers Management | Lisa Richards Ltd

2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, 2010 Hot Press Irish Comedian of the Year, founder member of Destiny’s Child, star of 2Fast 2Furious, until recently he always mispronounced the word ‘hyperbole’, returns to Edinburgh with small keyboards/talking.

He was supposed to be a hero. Like his dad. Like Rambo. Or that Jesus dude. But it never worked out that way. Highly anticipated debut from BAFTA’s Breakthrough Talent Nominee, Star of AAA Stand-Up 2010, Support act on Stewart Francis’ National Tour, Warmup for C4’s My Funniest Year, and winner of TV Collective’s ‘Best Talent’ Award.

www.edcomproductions.com

A triumph THE MONTREAL GAZETTE

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ANDREW BIRD’S VILLAGE FETE

Show + Tell

CKP by arrangement with Red Comedy

“Britain’s greatest anti-comedian” (Guardian) offers an hour of moderately amusing comedy in order to gain some television exposure. Aczel reveals amongst other things his backstage demands, his Comedy Do’s and Don’ts, and his penchant for ad libbing (with varying levels of success). ***** Time Out, **** Herald, Metro, Express, List www.showandtelluk.com | www.edwardaczel.com

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST THE WEE ONE Hot off his world village tour, (well, Northamptonshire) stand-up comedian, Andrew Bird, brings the day to day happenings of a small village, to a wider audience (well, Edinburgh). Village life, where the local news isn’t all about ‘the big stories’, just the ridiculous little ones. Fun for all, and there might even be a raffle.

BROWN AND CORLEY: BORN IN THE 80’S

“Absolutely charming. A great storyteller, there is far more to him than first meets the eye. Funny, likeable and effortless.” (Time Out) “The most I’ve laughed at the Fringe so far.” (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine) “A charming hour of anecdotal stand-up, Bird proves cracking company.” (Chortle)

Georgia Brown and James Corley

At the end of the day you’re another day older. Blink 182 seem a decade ago, they were. We’re scared. Where have all the wild horses gone? Why is Kate Middleton so jel? For the lost generation and the found... it’s gonna be raw.

www.andrewbirdcomedian.com | facebook: AndrewBirdComedian | twitter: @a_tweety_bird

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ASSEMBLY GALA PRESS LAUNCH Assembly

Join us as we celebrate our 31st year and rocket into another stunning Assembly season of the Fringe’s best theatre, music, dance, cabaret and comedy. The Gala Launch lets you take a sneak peek at the great selection of shows from our 2011 programme.

Join the movement

www.assemblyfestival.com | twitter: @AssemblyFest

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THE BIG VALUE COMEDY SHOW - MIDDLE

Scottish Charity No. SC036500

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COMEDY GALA 2011: IN AID OF WAVERLEY CARE

Just the Tonic

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event featuring an all-star cast, hosted by Jon Richardson and Andi Osho. Last year’s guests included: Kevin Bridges, John Bishop, Jack Whitehall, Shappi Khorsandi and Sean Lock among many others. Book Early. Recorded for Television. www.offthekerb.co.uk | www.fctt.org.uk | www.pleasance.co.uk facebook: offthekerb | twitter: @offthekerb

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UDDERBELLY’S PASTURE | E4 COW BARN

CRAIG HILL - BLOWN BY A FAN..! MZA & CHiLL Productions

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | BESIDE Scotland’s favourite kilted treasure puts the wind in your willows! After 10 soldout fringe seasons, Craig breezes back for an exhilarating evening of pure-and-simple comedy. Sometimes wickedly provocative and always outrageously cheeky, treat yourself to an uplifting hour of fun.

ZOE LYONS-CLOWNBUSTING

Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live by arrangement with Corrie McGuire at Objective Talent

Scotsman called him “a revelation” and List said he was “Irresistible” with a “cracking show”.

If.Comedy Best Newcomer nominee Zoe Lyons (Michael McIntrye’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week) believes the key to happiness lies in expecting less from yourself, enjoying magic fudge and choosing your souvenirs carefully. Don’t miss her return to Edinburgh following her critically acclaimed run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with this all new show.

Sold out 2002-2010. BSL Interpreted Sat 20 August www.mrcraighill.com | www.mza-artists.com | facebook: mrcraighill | twitter: @mrcraighill

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Milton Jones, - you know the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock the Week. As well as star of the Michael Mcintyre Comedy Roadshow, and the voice of 9 series for Radio 4 (including The Very World of Milton Jones and Another Case of Milton Jones) and all sorts of other radio and telly as well. Awards too. Well it’s his new show with new stuff, not in his last show. Youtube him or something... www.miltonjones.com

Sultan of the surreal GUARDIAN The best one-liner merchant in British comedy CHORTLE King of the surreal one-liners THE TIMES

Chambers Management

Ever wondered how to make a home-made treadmill? The practicalities of an orgy? Or what to do when you don’t like parties but do like party food? Then wonder no more, as 2010 Foster’s Comedy Award Nominee, Sarah Millican, returns to the Fringe with a brand new hour of stand up. When playing as a child, Sarah’s mam made her run past the backyard door every twenty minutes so if she were abducted, she wouldn’t get further than Gateshead. Sarah has carried this into adult life. She’s never been abducted. And only got past Gateshead at 29. If your glass is half full, she’ll top it up. www.sarahmillican.co.uk | www.chambersmgt.com | twitter: @sarahmillican75

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DANIEL SLOSS - THE JOKER

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy by arrangement with PBJ Management

MZA & Get Slossed Productions

True spirit of the fringe, multi-award winning, Perrier nominated comedian, author, explorer, Fullmooners concierge and air recycler Tim FitzHigham is back, in a show about the 10 greatest bets in history. A man known for his bad ideas, now Tim tackles the world’s weirdest wagers. See the results here. www.timfitzhigham.com | www.brettvincent.com facebook: timfitzhigham | twitter: @timfitzhigham

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | DELHI BELLY Scotland’s half-man-half-Xbox, hormone-ridden comic prodigy started doing stand-up aged 16 and appeared on ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’; ‘8/10 Cats’; ‘Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks’; ‘Rob Brydon Show’; ‘Comic Relief’s ‘Mock the Week’; ‘Paul O’Grady Show’; as well as starring in his own BBC show ‘The Adventures of Daniel’ and selling out three Fringe seasons in 2008-2010 - all before he started to shave. Winner 2011’s Scottish Variety Award - Best New Comedian. Catch Daniel on tour this autumn!

CHRIS MARTIN: NO. NOT THAT ONE. Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Chris thinks life is best when you’re surrounded by people. Even people you think are knobs. If you’ve ever made an idiot of yourself in front of friends and family, taken a photo of something you shouldn’t have (!?) or been mugged by a camp Frenchman, this is the show for you. No songs. No Gwyneth Paltrow. Just jokes.

BSL Interpreted Thu 18 & Fri 26 Aug www.danielsloss.com | www.livenation.co.uk | facebook: Daniel-Sloss | twitter: @Daniel_Sloss

A star in the making… Unstoppable! THE TELEGRAPH Charming, self-deprecating and genuinely funny TIMEOUT Comedic sensation METRO Hysterical… A stunning show of observational humour SUNDAY EXPRESS

www.chrismartin-comedy.co.uk | www.objectivetalentmanagement.com facebook: chrismartincomedy | twitter: @chrismcomedy

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HOT TUB WITH KURT AND KRISTEN

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Offbeat guitar thrashing comic is back with his quirky brand of musical comedy. We’re in this together... like Jay-Z and Keys, Elton and Kiki Dee, Renée and Renato. A collection of songs, rants, oneliners and harmonic interaction to make your heart and mouth sing.

The award winning weekly variety show from NYC hits Edinburgh! Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords) and Kurt Braunohler host this magical evening of entertainment. Come witness Kurt and Kristen’s surreal and beautiful world of whimsy, while also getting a chance to see some of the best comedians, music acts, and cabaret performers out there; Brooklyn Vaudeville meets the world!

www.gagreflex.co.uk | twitter: @Tillerpop

Has many in the audience crying with laughter… Hilarious  HAIRLINE.ORG.UK Instantly likeable… fun musical style BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE

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MATT TILLER: JUST DU-ET

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Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation: The man behind Fringe hits Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure returns. For this new show he’s formed a double act… with a projector screen. They’d like to show you their powerpoint presentation. (Cast your prejudice* aside: it’s not just for business meetings.) *Some bullet points will be used.

BAFTA and Loaded Laftas Rising Star and Chortle Award nominated Iain Stirling and Sean McLoughlin join together to bring an hour of some of the best comedy at the Festival.

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JIM SMALLMAN: TATTOOLIGAN Best Medicine Management

Award-winning stand-up Jim Smallman is, by his own definition “a heavily-tattooed idiot”. People judge him on his ink, but is he really the thug they presume he is, or simply misunderstood? www.jimsmallman.com | www.bestmed.co.uk facebook: jimsmallmancomedian | twitter: @jimsmallman

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Watson (from various TV and radio shows) unveils brand new material for his 2012 show, a year early. Anything could happen in these development shows: If you’re coming, please email markwatsonspreview2012@gmail.com for a pre-show briefing www.markwatsonthecomedian.com | www.lisathomasmanagement.com facebook: Mark-Watson | twitter: @watsoncomedian

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CARL DONNELLY 3: CARL DONNELIER! Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Carl Donnelly (as seen on ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Dave’s One Night Stand’ and ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’) returns to the fringe for his third solo show. Join him as he adjusts to life without his trademark hair and tinted glasses for what promises to be an hour of hilarious tales and unbridled silliness. www.carldonnelly.co.uk | www.brettvincent.com facebook: carldonnellycomedian | twitter: @carldonnelly

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SHAPPI KHORSANDI: ME AND MY BROTHER IN OUR PANTS, HOLDING HANDS

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ANDREW LAWRENCE - THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN COMEDY TOUR Chambers Management

As seen on BBC1’s ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Maybe you’ve caught one of his rare TV appearances. Maybe you’ve heard his Radio 4 series ‘What To Do If You’re Not Like Everybody Else’. Probably you’ve never heard of Andrew Lawrence at all. How remiss of you. Join him as he embarks on his latest UK stand-up tour.

Off The Kerb Productions

A show about a brother and sister who were best friends but also beat each other up. British Comedy Award Nominee 2010 www.offthekerb.co.uk | facebook: shappikhorsandi twitter: @shappikhorsandi

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CATIE WILKINS: A CHIP OFF THE ODD BLOCK

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Catie’s dad is an odd, robotic man who shunned free love during the sixties to train as an accountant for Tesco. Catie (FHM’s Stand Up Hero, ITV4), however, is Normal. Almost definitely. Or are we all destined to turn into our parents?! One of DAVE’s Top 10 Comedians to Catch 2011 www.catiewilkins.com | objectivetalentmanagement.com twitter: @catiewilkins

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Mark Trevorrow has honed this character so that he truly is a beloved institution THE ADVERTISER Scintillitating... Delivers unbridled entertainment, in spades AUSTRALIAN STAGE Downe plays the audience like a much-loved violin SUNDAY MAIL, ADELAIDE

UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | BELLY LAUGH

DANA ALEXANDER: NEW ARRIVAL Underbelly Productions | Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Canadian Comedy starlet Dana Alexander is a refreshing addition to the Edinburgh Fringe line-up this year. Her comedic style has been described as “smart, irreverent and revolutionary”. Currently one of Canada’s hottest emerging young comediennes Dana began her comedy career at the tender age of 18 and quickly became a regular fixture on the Canadian Comedy circuit resulting recently in her own 1 hour comedy special on the country’s number one Stand-up show. ‘Comedy Now’. This is a comic that you DO NOT want to miss. www.brettvincent.com | www.getcomedy.com

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MICHAEL WINSLOW: THE MAN OF 1000 VOICES Underbelly Productions and Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

Jokes. Stories. Songs. Award winning Kiwi comedian Javier Jarquin worked any performing job in NZ before moving to the UK and turns the comedy spotlight on the transition. A show about desperation, inspiration, professional idiocy, putting a comedian where he shouldn’t be and saying yes to everything. www.card-ninja.com

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST OUT OF THE BOX The man from Police Academy makes his Edinburgh debut!

JEN BRISTER IS BRITISH(ISH)

Best known for playing Sergeant ‘Motor Mouth’ Jones in the hugely successful film series, Michael Winslow is a true vocal genius and one of America’s most recognised comedians. He was the voice of Stripe in Stephen Spielberg’s Gremlins, starred in Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs and has been heard in many episodes of Family Guy, King of the Hill and The Simpsons.

Jen Brister

Fresh from presenting numerous shows on BBC radio and a sell out Australian tour, don’t miss half-Spanish Jen’s hilarious new show as she explores her national roots to finally prove to everyone that she is indeed British(ish)

Widely regarded as THE vocal artist of the 20th Century, Michael can imitate the impossible using only his voice. Whether it’s the frenzy of Jimmy Hendrix on guitar or all the sounds from Star Wars, his staggering vocal gymnastics and sounds will leave you completely speechless. Come and hear what all the fuss is about.

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TARTAN RIBBON COMEDY BENEFIT

Nathan tells stories, in guises, with surprises. Delectably dark tales from the prince of the poignantly perverse. Laugh, cry, puke, whatever. Must see.

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A top night of comedy with all proceeds going to Waverley Care - supporting people living in Scotland with HIV. Previous year’s line-ups have included: Michael McIntyre, Stephen K Amos, Russell Howard, Ivan Brackenbury, Jason Byrne and many, many more. If you only have time to see one show, see this one. It’ll be the cream of the whole Edinburgh programme, and profits go to charity. Lineup to be announced.

Sheer comedic joy, perfectly served by the taut brilliance of the writing  BROADWAY BABY

www.pleasance.co.uk | twitter: @thepleasance | facebook: pleasanceislington, pleasance-edinburgh

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A filthy, twisted Alan Bennett for the jilted generation

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PATRICK MONAHAN: HUG ME I FEEL GOOD

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After the death of his mother, Scott Capurro waddles through the piercing loss of his best friend/coke dealer.

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NATHAN DEAN WILLIAMS PRESENTS... ‘THE BUFFET’

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THE LIFE DOCTOR

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THOM TUCK GOES STRAIGHT-TODVD

From winner of Comedy Central and Chortle Awards Phil Wang and Adam Lawrence comes the greatest TV show never shown. Join the Life Doctor as he stumbles through the lives of three unfortunate participants in this revolutionary multimedia comedy. This Fringe, the doctor is in.

Thom Tuck

Simba’s Pride! Cinderella III. The Return of Jafar! Thom Tuck from the Penny Dreadfuls presents his debut solo show. He is watching every straight-to-DVD Disney movie, so you don’t have to. Find out definitively what a “midquel” is. Snort derisively at Pocahontas II. Delight in the schadenfreude of this discussion, dissection and descent into madness. Will also include tales of heartbreak. Not suitable for stupid children.

Brilliant NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS WRITER FREDDY SYBORN Skilful and hilarious...undoubted talent VARSITY

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BABY WANTS CANDY Baby Wants Candy The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical asks the audience for a title of a musical that has never been performed before. Everything is made up on the spot including the music, the lyrics and “choreography”. BWC currently enjoys sold out shows in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles. BWC returns to Assembly after many sold out shows at 2010 Fringe. Think of your title now!

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2011 Barry-nominated powerhouse of hilarity makes her Edinburgh debut. Canadian/American. Distinctly warped. Nerdy-hot. Freakin’ ready to rumble with sharp, out-of-nowhere sideswipe punchlines and insightful social satire. Plus bonus ukulele!

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The comedy-jazz juggernaut of The Horne Section rolls back into Edinburgh for a full run of late-night boisterousness. Alex Horne and his magnificent band will be jamming with the biggest, best and most bizarre acts at the festival... so book your seat now for this unmissable show!

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3rd - 27th August. 11pm. Assembly George Square Spiegeltent. www.thehornesection.com

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An hour of laughs from the award-winning comedian (ITV & BBC R4) that covers all from race to ‘your Mum’ jokes! Caton superbly justifies why he is regarded as one of the hottest rising stars on the scene with a glittering career ahead!

Following last year’s sold-out debut, stand-up’s freshest young upstart presents an all-new hour of razor-sharp observational comedy. As seen on Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and numerous Edinburgh pavements in a drunken, slumbering heap mumbling Chinese philosophy.

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www.offthekerb.co.uk | facebook: seannwalsh | twitter: @seannwalsh

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SHAZIA MIRZA: BUSYBODY My life is boring. I much prefer other people’s business, poking my nose into marriages, deaths, divorces. I’ve even snooped 10 Downing Street! Teachers called me a Busybody, tittle-tattle, telltale, We have a country full of podgy, paranoid, nosy-parkers and l’m one of them! Having twitched at my curtains for years l’m telling all!

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Des Clarke is on the cusp of stardom.  THE LIST  EVENING NEWS  CHORTLE

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Nobody ever thought combining their first kiss, meeting famous sports presenters, buying cycling helmets or wearing tap shoes to a wedding could be funny until they watched Elis James’ third Edinburgh show. Then they realised that being in the company of this masterful storyteller is always thrilling, no matter what.

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Scotland’s star of Capital FM is a “hilarious fringe favourite” (Daily Record). Clarke continues to delight audiences around the country with his unique view on life. A master of feel good humour, Des has mixed all his ideas into one big comedy jam. Come and have a taste.

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ELIS JAMES: DO YOU REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME?

Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Debi Allen Associates Des Clarke

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PEACOCK & GAMBLE PODCAST LIVE

Chris O’Neill & Paul Valenti

The Chris and Paul Show presents off-beat humor via themed sketches rooted in vaudeville tradition, with surprise twists. Awardwinning writers / performers Chris O’Neill and Paul Valenti rival the great comedic pairings of the past, cutting edge yet classic - Mr. Show meets Abbott and Costello, Sid Caesar meets Sarah Silverman. Chris and Paul perform regularly in New York City. WINNERS: 2011 & 2010 - Best Comedy Duo INNY Award (New York); 2009 - Best Sketch Group Jackpot Sketch Competition (New York); Winner New Jacks Comedy Competition (New York); 2008 - Best Comedy Troupe @ 2008 Snubfest Comedy Festival, (Chicago).

Avalon Promotions

As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News, Ray Peacock & Ed Gamble bring their hit podcast to the Fringe for four live recordings. It was Chortle Award nominated (should have won), and was in The Guardian’s Top Ten Comedy Podcasts. You can get it off iTunes for zero pounds and from chortle.co.uk, which is on the internet (computer). www.avalonuk.com | www.peacockandgamble.com

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TOM DEACON: CAN I BE HONEST?

ALFIE JOEY: MONOPOLISE!

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MONOPOLISE!

Radio 1 DJ, Tom Deacon, whose slick stand-up has featured on The Rob Brydon Show and Dave’s One Night Stand, returns with a brand new show. Tom, like most people, has had some very awkward moments in the last year, mainly brought on by himself...

(or Lucky Schwartz and the Mayfair Murder Mystery!)

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

A ONE MAN (Fred Astaire / Mel Brooks style) COMEDY MUSICAL starring Alfie Joey (Derrick in BBC3 Johnny Vegas sitcom ‘Ideal’) Fun for all...though it is about murder!

He’d like to be honest with you, if you’re ready for it.

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

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DAVID REED: SHAMBLEHOUSE David Reed’s much anticipated solo debut - a brilliant one-man sketch comedy show of new characters & stories. From one-third of Fringe favourites The Penny Dreadfuls (BBC2, BBC3 & Radio 4 - “Verbal silliness & deadly, tongue-in-cheek seriousness” - The Guardian).

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Wonderfully Talented TIMEOUT Quirky British humour at its best, a Pythonic mockery of the modern world EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE

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IDIOTS OF ANTS: MODEL CITIZENS Pleasance Theatre

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HENRY PAKER-CABIN FEVER Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

The Ants (2010 Chortle Award Winners and 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees) return to Edinburgh after four years of sell-out shows and rapturous reviews. In the last 12 months they’ve gigged all over the UK and recorded their own radio programme (Totally Gizmo) for BBC Radio 7.

A lovely mind sending out constructs of the gleefully absurd. If you like Bill Bailey but can’t bear the thought of what’s living in that hair, try this one’. (The List)

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Henry has appeared on Edinburgh and Beyond (Comedy Central) and Act Your Age (Radio 4). He won the Leicester Comedian of the Year award in 2008 and has written for Mock and Week and 8 out of 10 Cats.

www.idiotsofants.com | twitter: @idiotsofants

Great, original, focused comedy writing, performed by a consummately talented foursome.  SCOTSMAN Very slick and very funny... Marvellous.  TIME OUT

www.mickperrin.com | twitter: @HenryPaker

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THE MOONFISH RHUMBA: THE CHRONICLES OF MOONFISH

Overwhelmed by life? Constantly distracted? Can’t finish a…ooh what’s that? This show has all the answers. As long as you ask very specific questions.Featuring lots of jokes, a smidgen of politics and absolutely no pictures of kittens.

Comedy duo the Moonfish Rhumba (Hackney Empire and Amused Moose finalists) return with a new hour of musical comedy, sketches and banter. This years must see show sees these renegade mentalists offloading generous amounts of comedy in your face.

Best New Show (Leicester Comedy Festival 2011)

moonfishrhumba.com | facebook: moonfishrhumba twitter: @moonfishrhumba

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PETE FIRMAN: JIGGERY POKERY

RICH FULCHER: TINY ACTS OF REBELLION

Following sell-out shows in 2007/08/09/10, everyone’s favourite comedic conjuror returns with “the best magic tricks in the Universe”(Independent). Expect amazing feats that defy logic, a fast and furious delivery of gags and more tricks up his sleeve than Scotland has bagpipes! As seen on ‘Dirty Tricks’ and ‘Derren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular’(Channel 4), ‘The Secret World of Magic’(SKY1) and ‘Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford’(ITV1).

Rich Fulcher, from THE MIGHT BOOSH and SNUFF BOX, demonstrates how to stick it to the Man. In this day and age, it’s very difficult to topple dictators or even smoke a parking meter. But through a series of videos, audience experiments and petrified yogurt cups, Rich shows us how we can fight the madness simply by being ourselves. As he explains, ”we may not be able to overthrow governments, but we can flip off our waiter behind the menu.”

www.petefirman.co.uk | twitter: @petefirman

Note: this show is not for people who look like buried jars or llama jerky.

The man from Middlesbrough sets the pace for comedy-meets-magic in the 21st century

www.richfulcher.com | www.ghmp.co.uk | facebook: fulcher.rich | twitter: @Rich_Fulcher

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Screamingly funny INDEPENDENT Watching this show was like having sex with a tiger NOEL FIELDING Funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny funny and a bit sad DANNY WALLACE

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

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Fresh from the Montreal Just For Laughs festival, award-winning comic Sammy J returns with a freshly baked tray of stories, songs, and quizzical expressions. You are welcome to join him. Anything could happen. You will potentially enjoy it.

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MATT KIRSHEN: WIDE-EYED

ASHER TRELEAVEN: MATADOR

Young people are idiots. Kirshen (Last Comic Standing, The Late Late Show, Rude Tube and his own World Stands Up special) is 31 now, so he’s as smart as it’s possible to be. See the internationally acclaimed, award-winning comedian in this brand new stand-up show.

Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2010 Best Newcomer Nominee. The dapper Australian returns - his wit as sharp as his outfit - to take on modern nationalists, fascists hairdos and racist sheep. Winner, The Age Critics’ Award 2010 & Barry Award Nominee 2009, 2010.

www.brettvincent.com | facebook: mattkirshen | twitter: @mattkirshen

Subtly intellectual, leaving the audience doubled over with laughter. OBSERVER A born comedian...sharp mind, confident delivery. Hilarious.  THE AGE, MELBOURNE

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WINNER: Best Newcomer, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2010. This is the staged demonstration of the television series no one will let Claudia O’Doherty make. It answers the question ‘what is soil erosion?’ and includes lasers. Prepare to be zapped with lasers.

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ALFIE BROWN - THE LOVE YOU TAKE Obsessed with notions of artistry and morality, Alfie Brown uses evocative and extraordinary language to condemn the demise of culture and articulate the importance of imagination, having an opinion and love... in a very funny way. www.alfiebrown.com | twitter: @manandbeast

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DAN CLARK - 3 NIGHTS ONLY Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Best known as star and creator of BBC3’s hit sitcom HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE and Johnny Two Hats from THE MIGHTY BOOSH, Clark returns to the Fringe for the first time in 4 years, bringing his unique brand of stand-up comedy and hilarious songs. 3 nights only! www.danclarkcomedy.co.uk | twitter: @clarkville

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RICHARD HERRING: WHAT IS LOVE, ANYWAY? Avalon Promotions

Does anybody love anybody anyway? So asked insane, Welsh, poet philosopher Howard Jones in 1983. Finally someone dares answer. Having sorted out religion (Christ on a Bike), politics (Hitler Moustache) and penises (Talking Cock), AIOTM star seeks to define and destroy love. Before love destroys him. Again. Herring’s twentieth Fringe. www.avalonuk.com | www.richardherring.com | twitter: @herring1967

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Join Fosters Comedy Award Winner and star of loads of stuff on telly, Russell Kane as he mercilessly explores the ridiculous state of masculinity in the modern world. He shaves his chest Fur. You watch and laugh. www.avalonuk.com

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OYSTER EYES KEEPING THE CAPTAIN WARM

Show + Tell | Escalator East To Edinburgh | Tilt

Overthrown your corrupt government and wondering what to do next? Love democracy (in theory) but prefer power, golden statues and tons of sweet loot? Channel 4 presenter and award-winning author Tim Clare can help. Take a seat. TAKE A SEAT.

Think ‘Birds of a Feather’, ‘2.4 Children’, and ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’, then forget about them... Forever. Keeping the Captain Warm is a plate full of weird faces, surreal sketches and polo necks. These are hard times and Oyster Eyes want you to sit back, relax and escape into a world much better than yours.

www.showandtelluk.com | www.timclarepoet.co.uk twitter: @showandtelluk

Has audiences hooting. Sublime GUARDIAN The most compelling performer on the Fringe 

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BottleRocket Comedy | Lisa Richards

Ha Ha Comedy & HireAComedian.co.uk

Do dyslexics make the best comedians? Growing up undiagnosed dyslexic can be tragic for some. But it’s in tragedy where one finds comedy! Join IFTA nominated comedian Aidan Bishop as he spells the beans on his dyslexia in this hilarious hour of stand-up comedy.

Six malt whiskies to be tasted, many laughs to be had. Hae a dram, some cheeky banter and learn about Scotland’s greatest export with Scotland’s most in-demand compere. Every show a new, unique whisky sodden tale.

Anderson educates his audience as well as keeping them rolling with laughter...a warm and hilarious get-together.

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Brand new. This is the best show he has ever done. Star of ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘Live at the Apollo’.

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ANDREW MAXWELL: THE LIGHTS ARE ON

THE BIG VALUE COMEDY SHOW - LATE

Star of the Edinburgh Fringe and Comedy Award nominee Andrew Maxwell returns with a brand new hour of mischievous charm and boundary-nudging wit. Total sell-out 2006-2010.

Four different comedians to the earlier shows. Established as one of the best shows on the Fringe. This one features Ian Smith, Carl Hutchinson, Flange Krammer and Rob Beckett. After auditioning all year for these shows, we bring the best new talent to Edinburgh. In recent years we have featured the following names before you’d heard of them: Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Josie Long, Charlie Baker, Jim Jefferies, Pat Monahan, Seann Walsh, Wil Hodgson, Glenn Wool and Jarred Christmas. Face it, these are great shows for a tenner!

Brett Vincent for Get Comedy by arrangement with United Agents

Just the Tonic

As seen on BBC’s ‘Mock The Week’ and ‘Have I Got News For You’, ITV’s ‘Celebrity Juice’ a regular slot on RTE’s ‘The Panel’ and Comic Relief’s ‘24 Hour Panel People’ challenge with David Walliams. BOOK NOW! www.andrew-maxwell.co.uk | www.brettvincent.com | www.getcomedy.com | twitter: andrewismaxwel

One of the most significant comedians working in the country today  INDEPENDENT A brilliant show... commands the audience’s attention from start to finish  OBSERVER One of the best comics around... A consummate raconteur  TIMEOUT Fiercely funny and utterly invigorating  THE TIMES £8 £13 (£12) W

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FIONA O’LOUGHLIN: SPIRITED (TALES FROM AN ANGEL IN A BOTTLE)

Edwin Garm (pictured) used to be just like you. He thought he had it all. A beautiful wife. A beautiful children. A blue car. But then one day everything changed. He saw the Chaps on Legs do whatever it is they do (sketches). And those sketches saved his life. Let them save yours.

www.more-comedy.com | EdCom

Fiona’s very public battle with the bottle has resulted in a poignant and hilarious journey, don’t miss Australia’s Queen of Comedy as she chronicles the rocky road she’s been on!

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JERRY SADOWITZ-COMEDIAN, MAGICIAN, PSYCHOPATH! Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

If you like Hitler, you’ll love Jerry Sadowitz! With his incorrigible smile and his propensity to squirt his penis at audience members.. you’ll be so helpless with looking for the police, you’ll forget how much you paid to get in! Jerry is also one of the greatest card magicians in the world..but with the planet in such a mess, WHO GIVES A F**K?? Just PayPal the money before one of us DIES. www.jerrysadowitz.com | www.mickperrin.com

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JIMEOIN - LOVELY! MZA & Geffer Notice Productions

Stunning show of world-class stand-up from one of live comedy’s masters. No gimmicks, pure-and-simple great craic from star of ‘Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks’ and ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’. Catch Jimeoin on tour this autumn! BSL Interpreted Sat 27 August. www.jimeoin.com | www.livenation.co.uk | facebook: jimeoin | twitter: @jimeoin

Hilarious… It gets no better than this… He’s not trying to preach to you, he won’t change your life but he will make you laugh a lot… consistently brilliant… consummate comic! TIMEOUT

A series of hilarious, often surrealistic climaxes. This is the comedy of one who truly perceives human behaviour, breaks it up and puts it all together again in all its ridiculousness, to leave you with your eyes streaming… Comic genius! EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS Sublime observational comic… Devastatingly accurate comedy… A masterclass in delivery CHORTLE

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Bound & Gagged Comedy | Margaret Cho

Revered for her crass taboo-busting material, Cho is back with new stand-up and comedy songs from her 2011 Grammy-nominated album. ‘Brilliant. Over the edge. One of the funniest comedians in America.’ (New York Times). Book early! www.boundandgaggedcomedy.com | www.margaretcho.com

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | ABOVE The Pajama Men return to Edinburgh with a brand new show.

TOM STADE: WHAT YEAR WAS THAT?

A fast-paced comedy thriller about love, alien abduction, the pressure cooker of solitude and the spirit of adventure.

CKP by arrangement with Comedy Store Management

Presented in the Pajama Mens trademark style of blink-of-an-eye character switches and plot twists, underscored with unflinching joke telling, In The Middle of No One is a bizarre flight of fancy-pants. www.assemblyfestival.com | facebook: Pajama Men twitter: @PajamaMen

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SUBLIME. WONDERFULLY IMAGINATIVE, ORIGINAL AND HILARIOUS RHOD GILBERT SO COOL HE COULD WELL BE THE ANSWER TO GLOBAL WARMING...GLORIOUSLY FUNNY  SCOTSMAN ONE OF THE BEST PRACTITIONERS OF STAND-UP WE’VE GOT...STAND-UP ELITE  CHORTLE

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SEX YOU (I’M GONNA) He’s tried to have sex with dozens of New York women live onstage. Now, “the hilarious Nathan Phillips” (Time Out New York) will try to seduce his first Scottish lass in this one-of-a-kind performance event. Directed by downtown impresario Timothy Haskell, one of NYC’s finest improvisationalists will take audience interaction to a whole new level in this intimate evening of comedy. www.justthetonic.com

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Punk cabaret queen Amanda Palmer and Seattle-based prankster Jason Webley present the world’s ONLY conjoined-twin singersongwriter duo!

From the award-winning puppeteer and co-creator of “Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams” comes an all-new comedy show starring Randy, the felt-faced misanthrope. Heath McIvor’s last solo show, “Randy’s Postcards From Purgatory”, was the cult hit of the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe, selling out its entire run and launching Randy unceremoniously onto the world stage.

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The twins will demonstrate their astonishing song-writing skills accompanied by guitar, piano, accordion, drums, ukulele, kazoo... while relating the tragic story of their lives.

Razor-sharp and sublimely funny  SCOTSMAN Heath McIvor is a puppeteer genius  THE HERALD

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Amused Moose Laugh-off Winner, ‘SYTYF’ runner-up and member of sketch trio WitTank, His Imperial Highness Prince Nazim Ziaeddin Nazim Osmanoglu presents his debut stand-up show. Half English poshboy, half Turkish warlord, Naz wields the only scimitar he’s got – a sharp sense of humour and a claim to the Turkish throne.

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MARCEL LUCONT ETC: A CHAT SHOW

SANDERSON JONES COMEDYSALE.COM/FRINGE

France’s award-winning raconteur interviews different guests every night in his own unique style. Expect top festival names, good wine and bawdy chat, fresh from a highly successful season at the Adelaide Fringe and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

You can only come to my show (stand up) if I personally sell you a ticket. Fun game! Follow the link in the title (FTLITT) and let’s meet up. It’s a show about the DIFFICULTY of doing GREAT THINGS when you’re a little bit LAZY. Contains: Venn diagrams, graphs, JK-47s and live Chat Roulette. #WowIMO #SJILF #swag Pls RT.

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Raucous. Heart-wrenching. Badass. She’s an American pop princess. He’s a depraved Cockney rocker. Preaching the filth and mashing up hits from Beyonce to Bowie, Pistol & Jack will grope your soul and bring you to your knees...

Following his critically acclaimed 2010 Edinburgh smash hit show, a national UK tour and appearance on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show (BBC1), award winning comedian Terry Alderton returns with a brand new show. Terry, and his hilariously unpredictable alter egos, will entertain and astound with vocal gymnastics, extreme physical pranks and eerie insights into the inner workings of his extraordinary mind. This incredible hour of stand-up must be experienced to be believed. Winner of the ThreeWeeks Critics Award & Best International Comedian by the NZ Comedy Guild 2010. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Bound & Gagged Comedy by arrangement with International Artistes

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THE AXIS OF AWESOME Gilded Balloon

They’ve received over 25 million hits on YouTube, have had 3 sold out seasons at the Fringe, made countless TV appearances, including Comic Relief (BBC1), Comedy Rocks (ITV1) and a full hour special in Sweden, toured sold out shows across the UK, USA, Europe, Asia and Australia and are hailed as one of the finest musical comedy acts on the planet. They are The Axis of Awesome, Australia’s kings of comedy rock, and they’ve returned to Edinburgh with their finest show ever. New songs, classic hits and jokes about Benny’s height. The future is here and it tastes like Awesome. www.axisofawesome.net | www.youtube.com/axisofawesome facebook: axisofawesome | twitter: @axisofawesome

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Pleasance presents the sixth year of The Comedy Reserve, showcasing four of the hottest new acts on the circuit; supported by the Charlie Harthill Special Reserve. Previous acts have included Jack Whitehall, Holly Walsh, Pippa Evans, Simon Brodkin and BAFTA winner Daniel Rigby.

Fast rising comedy double-act ‘Dregs’ present their debut hour of hilarious sketches and razor sharp wit from the minds of Max Dickins (Sony nominated Absolute Radio DJ, The Sun’s 2011 Comedy Pick) and Mark Smith (MTV, finalist SYTYF, Mark Watson’s ‘Hotel’).

This year’s young group of comedians are Luke Benson, Jim Campbell, Julian Dean and Joe Lycett.

Charming Mark and tactless Max put their relationship on the line for your entertainment as they invite you into their giggle pit for fun times and enlightenment. Or at least promise to turn up on time.

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CKP by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management & the Richard Stone Partnership

Don’t miss your chance to see the stars of tomorrow!

As seen on Channel 4 and BBC 2.

www.pleasance.co.uk | twitter: @thepleasance | facebook: pleasance-islington, pleasance-edinburgh

www.dregscomedy.com | www.maxdickins.co.uk | www.marksmithcomedy.co.uk | facebook: dregscomedy

Winner: Chortle Student Comedian of the Year - “subtle, witty & scathing”

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FRISKY & MANNISH: POP CENTRE PLUS Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with United Agents

Everyone wants a career in pop, and if The Saturdays can do it, then, by God, so can you. After rigorous education at the School of Pop (sell-out smash 2009), and intellectual training during The College Years (again, sell-out smash 2010), it’s time to move out of your parents’ house and get a f**king job. Everything you need is at F&M’s Pop Centre Plus. Meticulous analysis of your skills and strengths will reveal your optimum career-path. Are you a Bieber? Maybe more Cher? Or just The Wanted? If you don’t sign on, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW. www.friskyandmannish.co.uk | facebook: friskyandmannish | twitter: @friskynmannish

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One of Ireland’s leading comedians, renowned for his unique storytelling ability and masterly delivery, makes his eagerly anticipated Edinburgh debut. www.thisisjohnlynn.com | www.edcomproductions.com

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Wool is not only extraordinarily funny - side-splittingly, jaw-hurtingly funny - he’s also smart as a whip TIME OUT, SYDNEY Effortlessly funny with an affability other comics can only dream of. You have to go and see Glenn Wool GUARDIAN £6.50 £12 (£10.50) W

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CKP by arrangement with Comedy Store Management

From BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Comedy Central’s Comedy Blue and the Comedy Store. Apparently the end of the world is nigh. Panicking or beyond caring? Here’s your final chance to be petty or gain karma points. Join Mick’s countdown to extinction, with prizes. www.mickferry.co.uk | www.comedystoremanagement.com facebook: mick.ferry | twitter: @mickferry

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THE ROB DEERING EXPERIENCE Rob Deering and his guitar, the finest comedy double act working in Britain today, return to Edinburgh. Experience his incredible backing group – a group with one member, Deering himself, not so much a one-man band as a one-manWoodstock. Experience his not-quitean-international-superstar life. Experience Rob Deering. Not in that way.

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Bell finds comic gold…provocative insights into an ugly reality.  TIME OUT, NEW YORK £6 £11 (£9.50)

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Reformed boozer Arthur Smith is sober. His guests, breathalysed in front of the audience, are drunk. The result will be… who knows? Revelatory? Self-indulgent? Outrageous? Meandering? Uproarious? Slurred? As in any proper night on the bottle there will be music, there will be surprises - and there may be “regrets”.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, announcing Master Tom Rosenthal. He plays Jonny Goodman in Channel 4’s ‘Friday Night Dinner’ and is the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011. His Dad is sports presenter and keen jogger Jim Rosenthal. His show is called ‘Child of Privilege’. Buy tickets now! It’s only money! Canapés served throughout.

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RICH HALL

Off The Kerb Productions

American comedians Harmon Leon & Troy Conrad in a Satire Double Feature! See George W. Bush confess his deepest, darkest secrets, AND Harmon Leon brings his insane, twisted, edgy, edginess that will leave you feeling like you’ve been softly French kissed by screen actor Morgan Freeman. A worldwide festival hit! facebook: harmonleon

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PLEASANCE DOME | 10 DOME Strident apocalyptic invective. Fabulations. Rich returns to Edinburgh after a sell-out tour of the UK with a new show in a sweaty venue. Bad people welcomed.

JIMMY MCGHIE: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Avalon Promotions

Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else SCOTSMAN

Jimmy returns to the festival after two critically acclaimed years with more thoughtful, character-rich, anecdotal stand-up. For anyone who’s ever been in a conversation with someone smarter and couldn’t quite busk it. Jimmy shares his wealth of experience in a show about pretending to be cleverer than you are. www.avalonuk.com | www.jimmymcghie.com

See him now before you have to queue round the O2 SCOTSMAN

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Pleasance

Bawdy asylum seeker auntie netta entertains us with her unique story and the mysteries of ‘Venezuelan’ bikini waxes. Hit verbatim comedy ‘The Trouble with Asian Men’ returns - macho men or metrosexual guys? Look out for guest stars in its Edinburgh debut. www. tamasha.org.uk | twitter: @tamashatheatre

Enough to make you snort with laughter GUARDIAN

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ABANDOMAN

Australian Benny Boot debut’s his solo show ‘Set-Up, Punchline...Pause for Laughter’…which is just a fancy way of saying jokes; structured in an offbeat unconventional style with a unique delivery which has unstuck any audience and is guaranteed to keep the laughter rolling. But before you’re permitted to enjoy this stand up performance you must first be debrief by Walter Montgomery aka The President of Stand-up Comedy who naively claims to know everything about stand up comedy.

CKP | Robert Broderick

Last years’ sell-out smash hit show, Abandoman, are back for 2 nights only! Following appearances on Radio 1, 6Music and BBC1, the Hackney Empire New Act competition and Musical Comedy Award winners will present a hip-hop mash-up of the best of best new tunes that have never previously been written. Book early to avoid disappointment.

www.pleasance.co.uk | twitter: @thePleasance | facebook: pleasance-islington, pleasance-edinburgh

Keen instinct for jokes  CHORTLE  THREE WEEKS NBC’s Last Comic Standing Finalist

Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile... Nothing short of genius CHORTLE A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market INDEPENDENT Astonishing... hilarious to watch  METRO

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JAMES ACASTER: AMONGST OTHER THINGS

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TOM PRICE: SAY WHEN

Bruised, embarrassed and brilliantly funny, Tom Price (Torchwood, BBC1; Swinging, C5; Senseless, MTV) brings you his debut Edinburgh show. Life’s best bits are boring. Here, then, are the worst bits. Are they enough to make a born hoper set down his hula hoops, and say when? Directed by Lizzie Roper.

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The funniest young comic i’ve seen in years CHRIS ROCK

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American comedian Hannibal Buress is a favourite at Montreal,Chicago and New York Comedy Festivals. Don’t miss this hilarious show!

A joy to behold THE LIST Endlessly inventive and brilliantly funny SCOTSMAN

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There’s an awful lot of stuff to delve into isn’t there? Let’s delve a bit. After a fantastic year touring the UK supporting Milton Jones and Josie Long, James Acaster brings his exciting debut show to Edinburgh. Expect delving, sentimentality and a wide range of facial expressions. As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News and Dave’s One Night Stand.

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DOCTOR BROWN BECAVES

Key’s back after taking a year off to do some admin and bulk up. This show’s just as poetical as the last one but with better sound effects and more mastery.

www.timkey.co.uk | www.theinvisibledot.com | twitter: @timkeyperson

Doctor Brown, surreal and visual comedy absurdist, returns to Edinburgh with the follow-up to last year’s smash hit Doctor Brown Because. Straight from sold out, critically acclaimed seasons in London, Prague, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, Dubai and LA, this internationally renowned artist is gathering a cult following on the world comedy circuit. Don’t miss the underground hit of this year’s Festival.

In any other sphere apart from comedy, we’d probably class this way of looking at the world as certifiable. Here it feels like genius. THE TELEGRAPH

About as bonkers an hour of comedy as ever you would find  SUNDAY TIMES Utterly bizarre, dreadfully funny  TIMEOUT

Soho Theatre, Curtis Brown and Underbelly

Key’s from Newswipe, Alan Partridge on the internet and Cowards. Key won The Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2009.

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CHRIS RAMSEY: OFFERMATION Chris returns to Edinburgh with his second show following a total sell out 2010. After a fantastic year supporting Russell Kane and Al Murray on tour, appearances on Comedy Rocks (ITV1), and BBC Radio 4, Chris is back with a show about communication. Is the world really getting smaller, or is everyone just ‘in yer face’?

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Bob and Jim’s unique brand of ‘buoyant neo-music-hall horseplay’ gets rocked up and pimped sideways for the 21st century. Marvel at ‘Bob’s Fifth Sense’, wonder at the jaw-dropping spectacle of ‘Bob and Jim on Ice’ and get lucky playing ‘Stroke It Gently’. The lovable duo’s offbeat renditions of chart hits and their endearing take on the world has made them an audience favourite. Inspired, feel-good silliness.

You show. We tell. facebook: Storytellers’ Club | twitter: @StoryCLB | twitter: sarahbennetto

Shows like Storytellers are what make the Festival so special.  AUSTRALIAN COMEDY REVIEW Just go and see it. TIMEOUT

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Each night excellent comedians gather ‘round the campfire to tell witching hour tales. There’ll be ghost stories, confessions and anecdotes. Our special guests are festival stars from all over the world, just telling stories. Brilliant ones. Simple as that really.

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This is a show about things that are Awesome! It’s a show about how when things are up, they’re up, and when they’re not, there’s an angry middle aged woman staring at you. Join one of Australia’s finest stand-up comedians as he ignites the Fringe with his award winning, high octane brand of comedy.

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CAREY MARX: LAZINESS AND STUFF

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

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THIS SHOW IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14.

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Join Drags Aloud for a fast-paced, over-the-top, laugh till it hurts comedy sequel to nothing they’ve done before. Look into the mystical and alluring world of the ‘Showgurl’ in her many manifestations… beauty queen, model, dancer, burlesque star and more...

Leicester Square Theatre and Get Happy bring London’s friendliest comedy night back to Edinburgh. Comedy legends, award-winning rising stars and the funniest up and coming acts you’ve never heard of. Plus the death-defying audience game that is Helium Theatre!

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Past acts include Stewart Lee, Frisky and Mannish, Andi Osho, Scott Capurro, Paul Foot and Colin Hoult.

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Funny comedy show by long-haired man (includes short play about gravy). All styles of comedy covered, guaranteed (some twice). **** Chortle. **** List. **** Metro. www.andrewoneill.co.uk | www.bestmed.co.uk facebook: pages/Andrew-ONeill/109787295506 twitter: @destructo9000

One of the most distinctive, imaginative comedians emerging today... approaching the top of his craft SCOTSMAN

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BEST OF SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? Gilded Balloon Productions

See the best of previous contestants and winners of the best UK comedy competition. A guaranteed night of big laughs from fringe favourites spanning 23 years of So You Think You’re Funny?

Avalon Promotions

Calling all late night quizzers! Do you want to win a Frozen Turkey in our August Christmas Quiz?! The ultimate pub challenge, followed by a beautiful British pub disco and a late night lock-in!

www.gildedballoon.co.uk

For me it was the single most important thing I did in my career, it helped me leap from a lot of the crap in the business and gave me the extra push I needed but it also changed my life forever. JASON BYRNE

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Vee have vays of making you laugh. Meet Bodo Wartke: his multilingual love song ‘Liebeslied’ has close to two and a half million Youtube hits. Meet Jens Heinrich Claassen: someone please be his girlfriend. Achtung: real piano in action. And real Germans. In English. Hosted by the organiser of the Musical Comedy Awards and German comedy fan, Ed Chappel. Prepare for the invasion!

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2011 LAUNCH EVENT

THE GERMANS ARE COMING!

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“A visionary douchebag”

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | BELLY DANCER

JUST THE TONIC AT THE TRON (venue 51) ‘An ace comedy night’

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Leicester Square Theatre, London

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BUG HOSTED BY ADAM BUXTON

COMIC STRIP

The Edinburgh debut of The BFI’s smash-hit show. Sony Awardwinning Adam Buxton shows you the most extraordinary and downright hilarious music videos, plus other odds & sods he thinks you might like, in his own inimitable style.

Comic Strip is a night of stand up and strip tease, a night of belly laughs and nipple tassels, a night of punch lines and pasties. After a bumper sell-out season at the Adelaide Fringe this cult hit is coming to Assembly. A tag team decathlon of the Fringe’s best stand ups and Burlesque artistes all in one deluxe night out!

Feature Spot Productions in Association with BUG Music Videos

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A Feast For The Eyes And Ears TIME OUT

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DEAD CAT BOUNCE: CAGED HEAT Ireland’s favourite comedy rock supergroup return with their biggest show yet.

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LATE NIGHT GIMP FIGHT!

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY?

The 2010 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominees and 2011 Chortle Award winners Late Night Gimp Fight are back with a brand new show.

The best stand-up comedy competition in the UK for the last 24 years - after nationwide showcases we are now down to the best from hundreds of entries - see them battle it out to the Grand Final. Previous winners include Dylan Moran, David O’Docherty, Peter Kay, Tommy Tiernan, Lee Mack and loads more.

Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Directed by Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of Soho Theatre, this is an hour of fast paced, off-the-wall and deliciously dark sketches that will leave you feeling violated… but only in a good way. Expect a battery of brilliant sketches, inspired songs and of course gimps, all combined to create ‘the perfect late night festival show’ (Hairline). Total Sell-out 2010. www.latenightgimpfight.com | twitter: @gimpfight

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JOHN ROBERTSON - BLOOD & CHARM: DISTURBING STORIES FOR DISTURBING BEDTIMES

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PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS 3D Brett Vincent for Get Comedy

SO REAL YOU CAN ALMOST TOUCH IT! The astonishing and unforgettable ancient Australian art of genital origami ‘Puppetry Of The Penis’ is back with a brand new show, and after working with the same people who brought you James Cameron’s ‘AVATAR’, this time incredibly it’s in 3D! For the last dickade ‘Puppetry Of The Penis’ has broken all box office records Worldwide. The revolutionary new show utilizes the latest, state of the art 3D projection technology and CGI, with audiences being handed 3D glasses to wear; experiencing this head shaking outrageously funny production as it has never ever been seen before. Installations that never seemed possible before now will come to life. All of your old favourites, will be enhanced and will be literally jumping off the screen. A cutting edge 3D video camera projects intimate details of these incredible phenomena onto a giant screen ensuring that nothing at all will be missed. www.puppetryofthepenis.com | www.brettvincent.com | www.getcomedy.com

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WADE MCELWAIN-THE LITTLEST HOBO

Strap yourself in and prepare for a right royal wronging as you enter the world of The Two Wrongies, the double act who dare to do the dirty! It’s comedy, it’s dance, it’s sordid synchronized swimming. It’s so wrong it’s right. Additional direction by: Kim Noble, Stuart Silver and Petra Massey (Spymonkey)

Internationally award-winning comedian Wade McElwain makes his Edinburgh debut with a rapid-fire hour of witticisms and reflections from an entertainer who has seen fame and failure, but will still never be as famous as Canada’s greatest export...’The Littlest Hobo’.

www.thetwowrongies.co.uk | facebook: thetwowrongies twitter: @thetwowrongies

www.wademcelwain.com | facebook: wademcelwain twitter: @wademcelwain

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ANGELOS EPITHEMIOU AND FRIENDS

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Casual Violence! have worked out the meaning of death. The good news is: it involves Siamese twins working as hitmen, smelly deathbeds, bubble guns, sad clowns and Santa hats. The way we see it: if you’re going to die (and you are), you might as well die laughing... Sharp jokes, physical comedy, live music and wonderful new characters are all guaranteed...

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jameshamiltoncomedy.co.uk | www.casualviolencecomedy.co.uk twitter: @casualviolence

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America’s $1 Funnyman Neil Hamburger returns! The hardest working and most profoundly suffering comedian in existence, Neil’s unique brand of comedy has thrilled, perplexed and repulsed audiences worldwide. Audacious, uncompromising and subversive, don’t miss the chance to see this cult icon perform at the fringe.

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Nerdgasm [n]: The excitement of one’s nerdy or geeky tendencies causing a sensory overload. For one night only, Tom Lenk (‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, Broadway’s ‘Rock of Ages’) reveals hilarious and shamefully geeky stories from a career spent playing a nerd in theatre, film and reality in his Time Out London Critics’ Choice comedy show.

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The Fringe’s original, longest running and most prestigious standup showcase returns with the hottest new talent on the comedy circuit: Hari Kondabolu (Russell Howard’s Good News BBC3, The John Oliver New York Stand Up Show, Comedy Central), Iain Stirling (BAFTA-nominated and Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist), Paul Currie (CBBC), and Phil Wang (Winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Award and the Comedy Central Funniest Student Award). SELL-OUT 1991-2010. Back for the 21st consecutive year.

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Jokes of the future, today! Hal Sparks is dissecting pop culture, not only because he’s annoyed with it but because it points to where we’re headed as a civilization! From Queer as Folk, Dude Where’s My Car and Spiderman.

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Funny, filthy, true-life sex stories from real women, retold live by three of the fringe’s naughtiest comediennes. New show from Tim Fountain (star of ‘Sex Addict’ and director of ‘Puppetry of the Penis’) and best-selling author Suzanne Portnoy (‘The Not So Invisible Woman’ and ‘The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker’).

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Winner Best Newcomer, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2011. Humans are Beautiful is the completely true story of the time award winning comic Michael Workman wandered homeless through a warzone with a dog and a gravedigging art student. Its hilarious and thought provoking. www.gildedballoon.co.uk

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Small-minded business guru Jeremy wants you to ‘win’, but is plagued by visions of Canadian spirit guide, Freaky Dave. As heard on BBC 6, these Tate Modern resident artist unravel colliding stories through film, politics and nonsense with a folk-punk flare.

Sometimes, shows go wrong. Actors forget lines, technicians miss cues, or loads of bees get in. But there has never been a back–up show ready to save the day. Step forward Peacock & Gamble (Russell Howard’s Good News, Peacock & Gamble Podcast) with their seat-of-the-pants Emergency Broadcast.

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SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Festival Highlights

Time Out Live!

The Alternative award show to end all Alternative award shows. The weird, the wonderful, the downright odd. This is one night of hi-octane madness celebrating all the best that the Fringe has to offer. Expect the unexpected, anything and everything can and will happen on this night of nights. There might not even be any awards given out at all! Black tie, not essential. Book Early. www.timeout.com/live | #timeoutlive

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The product of a strict Irish father and a glitzy Canadian ‘stagemom’, Katherine Ryan won neither friends nor pageant titles growing up. Try as she might to shed her questionable perspectives and super-sparkly nature, she’s not sure we can ever truly escape our childhood indoctrinations. Katherine Ryan: Little Miss Conception is a dazzling debut with hilarious stories, twisted observations, and invigorating pop music parodies from this fresh, award-winning newcomer. As seen on C4’s CAMPUS (series regular role), Big Brother’s Big Mouth, BAFTA-nominated Routes. £5 £8 (£7)

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Best known to TV audiences for ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Sean’s Show’, Sean’s back doing what he does best, stand-up. Fresh from his tour of Scotland, he’s bringing his edgy, no-holds-barred humour and dark, explosive style of quickfire banter to the Udderbelly for two nights only.

You know Tom Green as the funniest, most unpredictable personality on MTV, and his unforgettable, uproarious film comedies including ‘Road Trip’ and ‘Freddy Got Fingered’. He’s graced the cover of Rolling Stone, commandeered the coveted guest-host chair on ‘The Late Show’ with David Letterman’, and conquered the World Wide Web with his ridiculously popular internet talk show, ‘Tom Green’s House Tonight’. Experience one of the greatest comic minds in the field of entertainment, live and in person, when Tom takes the stage and provides non-stop laughter with his brilliantly cracked view of the world around him. £10 £13 (£12) £15 (£14)

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JUST FOR LAUGHS SHOWCASE

On a mission to create World Peace one orgasm at a time, Jo got men and women to be brutally honest about what they wish the other knew about sex - If you’ve ever wondered what your partner’s really thinking in the sack this outrageous comedy lays it all out from kissing to shagging - you’re bound to learn something. Who doesn’t want better sex?

Just for Laughs once again heads to Edinburgh to seek out the best up and coming comedians that the UK has to offer for their Montreal, Chicago and Toronto Festivals. Here’s your chance to see some of the UK’s best and brightest comics prepare to join the impressive list of artists who have launched their careers at Just for Laughs. Each line up will be different and will be announced on the Pleasance website and at the Pleasance box office 24 hours before each show.

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The UK’s No.1 late show. Unstoppable comedy force Andrew Maxwell presents everyone’s favourite late night show, ‘Fullmooners’. Award-winning self-styled ‘hip-hop Count Dracula’ Maxwell combines the best late night comedy, breakdancing, cabaret and all-round devilish entertainment. Come howl at the moon! www.maxwellsfullmooners.co.uk, www.brettvincent.com www.getcomedy.com

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23:00 (00:00) The comedy-jazz juggernaut of The Horne Section rolls back into Edinburgh for a full run of late-night boisterousness. Alex Horne and his magnificent band will be jamming with the biggest, best and most bizarre acts at the festival. Last year it picked up the likes of Al Murray, Tim Minchin, The Magnets, Jimmy Carr, Tim Key, Shlomo, Mark Watson, Oompah Brass, David O’Doherty and one of the castle’s own bagpipe players as it ploughed through town. This year, expect more big names, more big noises and more big fun. www.thehornesection.com | www.theinvisibledot.com | twitter: @hornesection

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ROB DEERING’S BEAT THIS

From beach riots to heaving festival tents, the Beast march forward storming every stage with their unique sound and “take the p**s outta pop culture” routine. These three London lads became a literal overnight sensation when they released their parody of Ke$ha’s Tik Tok - it even got an approving tweet from the lady herself. Their fans are obsessive. Come and see why...

Beat This - the live music-based game show from ‘brilliant musical comedian’ (Time Out) Rob Deering - returns to the Pleasance. Four top-notch guests - previous shows have featured acts like Frank Skinner, Greg Davies and Andi Osho - battle and banter it out over the highs and lows of rock and pop with host Rob Deering. Find out line-ups at twitter.com/deeringrob.

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THE SPECIAL RESERVE COMEDY BENEFIT

VIKKI STONE & THE FLASHBACKS: BIG NEON LETTERS

In its sixth year, some of the best comedians at this year’s Fringe join this annual comedy bonanza in aid of the Charlie Harthill Special Reserve - which brings new comedians and plays to Edinburgh each year.

Stunning award nominated debut from the ‘lovely and a little bit filthy’ (Time Out) Vikki Stone (Latitude Festival / BBC3) and her uber cool band. Expect brilliant comedy, twisted love songs and even an ode to Jurassic Park.

The Charlie Harthill Special Reserve Fund has supported top comedians including Jack Whitehall, Holly Walsh, Pippa Evans, Simon Brodkin and BAFTA winner Daniel Rigby.

Winner: The Soho Theatre Durex Stand Up Award 2011

Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

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Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show Nominee 2011 www.vikkistone.com | www.objectivetalentmanagement.com facebook: vikkistonecomedy | twitter: @vikkistone

Support this, and support the stars of tomorrow! www.pleasance.co.uk | twitter: @thepleasance facebook: pleasance-islington, pleasance-edinburgh

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I’m not doing a show at Edinburgh this year - I’m heading up just for this. I’m thrilled to be involved BRENDON BURNS This will be insane. Do not miss it. ANDREW MAXWELL

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PLEASANCE COURTYARD | PLEASANCE GRAND

RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN Off The Kerb Productions

The Suitcase Royale

The hilariously inventive Royale boys are back with another masterfully-mad tale from the dusty-plains of the Australian outback. A late night hootenanny, packed with smokin’ live music, junkyard sets and a caravan-full of twisted humour. www.thesuitcaseroyale.com | twitter: @suitcaseroyale

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | BALCONY Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates (Ronnie Golden, Rob Childs, Nick Pynn, Antonio Forcione . . .’nuff said) for a late-night mashup of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration. Shit-hot special guests nightly. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams.

DAVE EASTGATE: I WISH I HAD A BAND

www.offthekerb.co.uk/rich-hall | facebook: richhall | twitter: @offthekerb

Glynis Henderson Productions

Australian rock-comedy messiah is back! After touring with Brendon Burns in 2010 and a gig supporting Oscar winner Robin Williams; this high-octane comedy rocker brings his signature blend of low GI stand-up and flavoursome riffs on a one-man rock ‘n’ roll night train direct to Edinburgh. www.ghmp.co.uk | facebook: dave.eastgate | twitter: @daveeastgate

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Join MC Phil Ellis and a pool of regulars including The Boy with Tape on his Face, Duncan Oakley, Carey Marx & Hal Sparks plus a special guest every night for THE Fringe late show. All at the Caves. Great room, good beers, late laughs.

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Ryan Good (NY NeoFuturists) and Ryan Scammell (NPR Contributor) travel from New York City to bring you an evening of: clapping monkeys, personal miscalculations, jumpsuits, wood chopping, radio-theatre, bird crap, flailing limbs, deconstructions, intergalactic law, slow motion dance parties, momentary interrogations, fruit kisses, dance flags, 135 paper slips and a fishbowl.

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INTERPRETIVE DANCES TO MY DIARY!!! (72% NON-FICTION)

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management & Shaun Almey for Fluid Thinking

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JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES | JUST THE WEE ONE

WILFREDO: ERECTO!

88 MPH

The Mediterranean pop God ‘El Niño de Granada’ performs classic cover versions and original masterpieces with a dignity and raw sex appeal that will leave you emotionally tattooed for a lifetime. A legend of London’s cabaret scene, come join Wilfredo on an intimate journey of discovery and spittle.

A comedy show where past, present and future collide.

Rogue Lounge

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Musical character comedy at its most disturbing… LONDONTOWN.COM

Bastard lovechild of Les Patterson and Julio Iglesias LONDON FESTIVAL FRINGE

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THE GREAT BIG SKETCH OFF! AlleyKat Productions | Late Night Gimp Fight

Fifty performers, twelve teams and four shows. Time to compete for the title of the Ultimate Sketch Act.

Rational Entertainment and Susquehanna Hat

From Paul Provenza (director, The Aristocrats), and Troy Conrad (Comedy Jesus) comes the ultimate standup challenge: Top comedians get a ‘set list’ of never-before-seen topics -- as they’re walking to the microphone -- to create comedy on the spot, and under pressure.

The Great Big Sketch-Off! brings together some of the sketch circuit’s favourite faces before mixing them up in a random fashion. We give them one day to write and rehearse some totally original material, and then make them fight. The audience decision is final, so let the sketch battle commence...

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT

THE MESS

After their sell out 5* show at last year’s fringe, with their unique blend of performance cabaret, EYHO are ready to give light entertainment some gravitas. Expect cynicism.

Welcome to the boil on the airbrushed arse of the Festival. Come and watch the great and the shite entertain you. A genuine variety show for the debt ridden generation. Necessarily brutal. Not unnecessarily cruel. No bells or whistles, no smoke or mirrors, no cliques or door policy. A playground for illegitimate entertainment. 100% NON exclusive. Our guarantee to you: ENSA. No expense spent. If less is more, then f**k all is everything.

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Starring TimeOut Performer of the year - Scottee www.eyho.org.uk

A much needed revisitation in the medium of cabaret theatre  WHATS ON STAGE An explosion of glittery chaos - riotous 

www.stillmisbehaving.com | twitter: @stillmisbehavin

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POKERMEN

Assembly

Time Out Live

When comedians chat amongst themselves there’s a hidden agenda of rivalry – each one wants to be the wittiest, to have the funniest story, to top the previous hilarious anecdote. Can’t be helped. So what if we really made it competitive, upped the anti a little, and coerced them into playing poker at the same time? And with their own money! Pokermen is a raucous, witty, spontaneous, naughty show. Ribald, ego-maniacal and at times, touching – an A-List lineup of fierce, ballsy wits riffing and ripping each other apart, hosted by the comedians’ ringmaster, Andre Vincent. www.timeout.com/live

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23:59 (01:29) The world’s finest comedians at the biggest night of comedy in Edinburgh. A guaranteed night of unabashed showing off and big laughs. The only place to be round midnight this August.

ASSEMBLY GEORGE SQUARE | THEATRE

THE ROOM The Room and Assembly

See www.assemblyfestival.com for daily lineups.

Bring your plastic spoons and come to George Square Theatre to experience the cult phenomenon that is The Room! Written, directed, produced and starring Tommy Wiseau, this 2003 film is loved by fans worldwide for being so bad that it’s good.

www.assemblyfestival.com | facebook: Assembly Festival | twitter @AssemblyFest

The Jewel in the crown of the Fringe SCOTSMAN

www.theroommovie.com | www.assemblyfestival.com

If The Room is the Citizen Kane of bad movies, that makes Tommy Wiseau the Orson Welles of crap ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY People love The Room because it’s so transcendently awful LOS ANGELES TIMES

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How’s it done? Here’s your chance to find out! In the Fringe’s most intimate venue, Barry & Stuart will actually reveal the secrets behind the magic from ‘The Show’. LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AND YOU MUST HAVE SEEN ‘THE SHOW’ TO ATTEND. 14+

Want to wind down before bed or rev up for the last few hours at the bar? An intimate midnight chat show hosted by the inimitable Gemma Goggin, featuring faces from the Fringe. Gossip, bedtime stories and a little bit of filth. PJ’s and Baileys welcome. Or Tequila. Bring your poison and an open mind.

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See comedians pitted against each other in something almost resembling everybody’s favourite teatime quiz! Previous contestants included Mark Watson, Sarah Millican, Richard Herring, Josie Long and Alex Horne. With regular host Dan Atkinson, and Paul Sinha as ‘Carol’.

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UNDERBELLY, COWGATE | BELLY DANCER

DISCO IN A DUNGEON

SPANK!

The biggest club night in Edinburgh. Listed internationally as one of the top 100 venues in the world! The Caves is Edinburgh’s best kept secret venue lying in cavernous depths of the hollow arches under South Bridge. A unique warren of caverns and corners which come into their own when the party starts…. Expect BIG name comedian DJs, magicians, retro chart classics, 70s-80s-90s & Now.

James and Leon bring their stellar 5 star sell-out nights of comedy mayhem back to Edinburgh for yet another sensational year. With sketch, character, musical comedy and stand-up, occasional gratuitous nudity and a bar in the venue that is open ‘til 3am, there’s a reason Spank! is the “BEST WILD NIGHT OUT” (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! SPANK! YOU LOVE IT! Sell out 2005/06/07/08/09/10

James Wren and Leon Fleury with Underbelly and Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Lose your way, your inhibitions and your shoes! If you come down to the caves tonight, be sure of a big surprise…. £8 advance / £10 on the door.

www.spankyouloveit.co.uk | www.objectivetalentmanagement.com

Everything you could hope for in a late night comedy showcase... An absolutely must-see show!  THREE WEEKS Comedy and legendary party night... Get down there right away! TIME OUT

www.discoinadungeon.com | facebook: discoinadungeon | twitter: @discoinadungeon

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For line-ups visit www.underbelly.co.uk

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GILDED BALLOON TEVIOT | WINE BAR

JUST THE TONIC COMEDY CLUB’S MIDNIGHT SHOW

BRIEFS

At the end of a long day’s Fringe-going, this club is ‘Just the Tonic’ (Scotsman). Featuring the best comedians in Edinburgh for £10. ‘The most interesting line ups in the country’ (The Times). Just the Tonic has been running in Nottingham for years and have ‘...secured a reputation as a champion of high quality left-field stand up. Far from playing it safe with stag and hen friendly bills, they’ve worked hard to create...a haven for the more innovative side of comedy’ (Guardian). We book the best in town, and charge you a tenner.

Sublime, ridiculous and sexy, BRIEFS slams together a beef caked and disorderly line up of Australian ‘boylesque’ stars in a circus infused variety show featuring gob-smacking physicality and not-so-bashful displays of flesh. Stumbling into Edinburgh for the first time, this rag tag team of skilful buccaneers have blended the absurd with a fresh, new style of circus that proves you can have balls and brains.

www.justthetonic.com

www.gildedballoon.co.uk

Just The Tonic is back, stronger than ever before, on a mission from God! STEWART LEE The most interesting line ups in the country THE TIMES This is the kind of comedy spontaneous combustion that you stay up till three in the morning for  SCOTSMAN

Gilded Balloon

Full of wicked words and several delicious bodies SYDNEY MORNING HERALD A fun and refreshing show – a great way to end your night INDEPENDENT WEEKLY - ADELAIDE Winner Best Circus MELBOURNE FRINGE A big, loud, frenzied, sexy, utterly fabulous evening. RHUM EVENTS & MEDIA MELBOURNE £6 £10 (£8)

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THE GILDED BALLOON | BILLIARD ROOM

THE NEW CONWAY EXPERIENCE

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THE LATE SHOW

John Conway

Underbelly Productions and Neil Masters

Fresh from smashing it up at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, The New Conway Experience rocks into town. It’s star John Conway brings with him a mash up of stand up, sketch and phat beats. Make your next experience, The New Conway Experience. Best Newcomer Melbourne Comedy Festival 2011 - Nominee www.newconwaystation.com

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UDDERBELLY’S PASTURE | E4 UDDERBELLY

SPANKTACULAR!

Underbelly’s in-house, late night stand-up show. Now in its 10th year!

THE late show of the Fringe takes over Udderbelly for two nights only following 7 sell out years! Expect the very best of our Spank! favourites from awesome comedians to amazing cabaret artists and occasional gratuitous nudity. SPANK!YOU LOVE IT.

See www.underbelly.co.uk for daily listings.

The most intimate, late night stand-up show out there. Top comedy bills that you won’t have to share with hundreds of people. And a genuine reason NOT to go to bed.

James Wren and Leon Fleury with Underbelly and Corrie McGuire for Objective Talent

Previous acts include Michael Mcintyre, Flight of the Concords, Bill Bailey, Reginald D Hunter, Jason Byrne, Ross Noble, Russell Howard, Dara O’Briain, Adam Hills, Stephen K Amos and oh, so many more. Thursdays and Sundays are only £10.50 for over two hours of comedy!

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Mirazozo Dazzle Exhibition Singalong With Mr Boom Steve Ullathorne’s Annual Photo Fest The Incredible Book Eating Boy The Tim Bat Trick Show Bagpuss Hairy Maclary & Friends Pasta! The Macaroni Puppet Show Monkey Music The Big Bite Size Breakfast Bubblewrap & Boxes The Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Show The Mess Tent Victoria And Abdul Zimbabwe Sculptures Biding Time (A Year In The Making) Sold Ian Billings: Dumbs Up! Stick Man Live On Stage! Snow Play Emergence The End Judgestars Invisible Show II List Operators For Kids Do Compooters Masterclass The Edinburgh Sessions Monkey Music MR BENN: The Extraordinary Adventures Of An Ordinary Man Paul Merton’s Impro Chums Street Dreams The Star Child The Diaries Of Adam And Eve Alphonse By Wajdi Mouawad The Chronicles Of Bitter & Twisted Croft & Pearce - Funnier Than It Sounds Bagpuss Circolombia - Urban Live At The Gilded Balloon Podcast Three Sisters By Anton Chekhov Alison Thea-Skot: The Human Tuning Fork Who Killed The Counselor? Phillipa And Will Are Now In A Relationship Pleasance Bytes Thundering Herd Show Me The World Somewhere Beneath It All, A Small Fire Burns Still The Matey Institute Presents... The One Hour Plays The Historians Magicians Do Exist The Adventures Of Wound Man And Shirley Bette And Joan - The Final Curtain The Ballad Of The Unbeatable Hearts Ovid’s Metamorphoses Your Last Breath Matilda And The Tales She Told The Durham Revue’s 33rd Annual Surprise Party! The Overcoat Federer Versus Murray Now Is The Winter The Lunchtime Club 2011 Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes The Just So Stories Tim And Light Waiting For Alice You Once Said Yes The Proceedings Of That Night The Observatory How Do I Get Up There? Milo McCabe: Get Brown Not So Grimm Fairy Tales The Girl Who Thought She Was Irish Fit For Purpose One Under THE HAMILTONS: HIGH JINKS WITH THE Hamiltons! Which One’s Fergal? Lol Card Ninja Marty Jopson - Inventions Going BANG! Scotsman Best Of The Fest Black Slap Just The Tonic’s Afternoon Delight The Magical Faraway Tree A Visit From Miss Prothero Belarus Free Theatre Mervyn Stutter’s Pick Of The Fringe

Mirazozo George Square Theatre Wine Bar New Amphion The Green Pleasance Two George Square Theatre George Square Theatre Three The Green Queendome Dining Room Iron Belly The Mess Tent Rainy Hall George Square Theatre School of Informatics Pleasance Forth Wee Room E4 Udderbelly Above Belly Button Below Wine Bar Pleasance Courtyard Pleasance One Cabaret Bar The Green The Grand Pleasance Grand Big Belly The Dairy Room Assembly Three Pleasance Two Assembly Two Delhi Belly George Square Theatre Assembly Hall Nightclub Debating Hall Just Out Of The Box Just The Studio Attic Cabaret Bar Pleasance One Iron Belly Dining Room Belly Laugh Belly Dancer Jackdome Baby Grand Assembly One The Turret Kingdome Kingdome The Wee Coo White Belly Queendome Rainy Hall Baillie Room Just The Tonic At The Tron Upstairs The Green Above Beside Site Specific Beneath Belly Button Wee Rom Billiard Room Sportsmans Wee Room Attic Below E4 Udderbelly Just Up The Stairs Cellar Bosco Dans Paleis Spiegeltent Wine Bar Just The Big Room Just The Fancy Room Beneath Pleasance Forth Beyond

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Still Life Dreaming Teechers The Thinking Drinker’s Guide To Alcohol Drift Laundry Boy One Thousand Paper Cranes Free Time Radical The Showcase Show Mythbunking Eunuchs In My Wardrobe Fred Cooke: Comfort In Chaos How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won The FA Cup Nobody’s Home: A Modern Odyssey Those Magnificent Men Joe Fairbrother: Characters Kieran And The Joes: Teampowered Oedipus By Steven Berkoff (After Sophocles) Lunch With Quattro Formaggio Peeling Pva In Happier Maché Steve Pretty’s Perfect Mixtape Minute After Midday Apply Within Coffin Up The Wright Brothers Waterproof Catriona Knox: Packed Lunch The Girl With The Iron Claws Dicking A Great Big Hole Snap.Catch.Slam Tiernan Douieb Vs The World Nathan Cassidy: Fantastica! Brilliant Books For Kids The Pretender After The End Chaos Dusk Rings A Bell King Of Scotland Simon Callow In Tuesdays At Tescos Chat Masala With Hardeep Singh Kohli Hannah Gadsby - Mary. Contrary Lights, Camera, Walkies Patrick Monahan: Stories And Fairytales Of Travels For Kids Who... People I Tried To Like Fleeto Grisly Tales From Tumblewater Invisible Show II Release Wee Andy Swamp Juice Skittles Splendid Isolation New Comedian Of The Year 2011 Launch Penny Dreadful’s Etherdome Seminar Best Of The Fest Daytime Gagging For Attention Cry Of The Mountain David Morgan: Triple Threat The World Of Shrimpology Private Peaceful By Michael Morpurgo Mad About The Boy Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones Bashir Lazhar James Campbell’s Comedy 4 Kids Samba Sene & Diwan: Africa Calling The Jive Aces “Sunshine Tour” Zambezi Express Dr Apple’s Last Lecture Ray Time In The Daytime: An Audience With Ray Green And Friends The Squiffy Journals Flanders And Swann Instant Sunshine Jon Richardson: It’s Not Me It’s You Jay Foreman: We’re Living In The Future The Infant Funny Women Funny Women Comedy Workshop Letting Go Jollygoodlarks - How To Make It Huge Mike Newall’s ‘Get Better Box’ Go To Your God Like A Soldier Zeus’ Pamphlet One Night Stan Gemma Goggin: Double G Wedding Band: A Comedy Play By Charlie Baker Four For Jericho

Pleasance Forth Pleasance Forth Hut The Dairy Room Big Belly Assembly Two Pleasance Two Cabaret Bar Delhi Belly Assembly Three Balcony Dining Room Nightclub E4 Cowbarn Just Out Of The Box Just The Studio Pleasance Grand Belly Laugh Just Up The Road Belly Dancer The Turret Beside 10Dome Pleasance One JackDome The Wee Coo Iron Belly Just The White Room Pleasance Beneath Baillie Room Just The Wee One The Green White Belly Baby Grand Above Assembly One Rainy Hall Main Hall Debating Hall Sportsmans Billiard Room Sportsmans Wee Rom Upstairs Attic Pleasance Courtyard KingDome Upstairs Belly Button Below Queendome Bosco Bosco Cellar Spiegeltent Just Up The Stairs Hut Just The Tonic At The Tron Just The Store Room E4 Udderbelly The Dairy Room E4 Udderbelly Assembly Two Dans Paleis Dans Paleis Dans Paleis George Square Theatre Nightclub Balcony Just The Fancy Room Cabaret Bar AceDome AceDome Delhi Belly Pleasance Forth Assembly Three Assembly Three Assembly Three Just The Studio Just Out Of The Box Big Belly Belly Laugh Assembly Two The Turret Dining Room Pleasance Two

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Itch: A Scratch Event The Just So Stories The Sexual Awakening Of Peter Mayo Meryl O’rourke: Bad Mother… Time For The Good Looking Boy Spent Matt Forde: Dishonourable Member The World Belongs To Everyone Apart From Us Gutter Junky Alex Horne: Taskmaster Ii Zanzibar Cats by Heathcote Williams Mabbs & Justice: Love Machine If That’s All There Is Julian Sands In A Celebration Of Harold Pinter MERV’S 20th YEAR GALA SHOW Out Of The Blue Worbey & Farrell: Well Strung! Eric’s Tales Of The Sea - A Submariner’s Yarn James Sherwood - I Fed My Best Friend Her Favourite Cow Tom Allen’s Afternoon Tea Samurai Grandma Cul-De-Sac Taketh Me Away Showstopper! The Improvised Musical The Gentlemen Of Leisure Present: The Death Of The Novel David O’doherty Presents: Rory Sheridan’s Tales Of The Antarctica Ben Brailsford - My Fortnum & Mason Hell Body Of Water The Ducks Morgan & West: Crime Solving Magicians Phill Jupitus Quartet: Made Up Ford & Akram: Humdinger Max And Ivan Are... Holmes And Watson Olver: Portrait Of A Serial Killer Silken Veils Bristol Revunions: National Friends Tom Bell Begins Life Still Translunar Paradise Of Sound Mind Shylock By Gareth Armstrong Jo & Brydie Play Doctor The Oxford Imps The Tim Vine Chat Show Totally Tom Kevin Cruise Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show Fresher The Musical Cariad Lloyd: Lady Cariad’s Characters My Filthy Hunt Al Murray The Pub Landlord’s Compete For The Meat Bang Bang Circus Beowulf - A Thousand Years Of Baggage Korean Drum - Journey Of A Soul The Baby Diary Colm O’Regan: Dislike! A Facebook Guide To Crisis The Fitzrovia Radio Hour Conor O’toole’s Manual Of Style Damion Larkin: Cuddly Dreamer The Three Englishmen: Optimists Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase Ed Reardon: A Writer’s Burden Nick Helm - Dare To Dream Paul Merton’s Impro Chums Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience Request Programme The Dog-Eared Collective: You’re Better Than This Dream Pill An Instinct For Kindness John Hegley Family Word Ship The Adventurers Club - The Great Arctic Caper The Animals And Children Took To The Streets Nathan Penlington: Uri & Me Ruby Wax : Losing It Phys-Ed By Simon Carter Scott Capurro’s Position Luke Wright’s Cynical Ballads Rory O’hanlon - Is It Just Me That’s Mental? The Beta Males: The Train Job The Oxford Revue: But Seriously Ronnie Golden: First A Fender The Unexpected Items Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut Invisible Show II The Noise Next Door - Their Finest Hour The Real Macguffins: Skitsophrenic

Pleasance Two The Green Beside Belly Dancer JackDome 10Dome The Wee Coo Iron Belly Ballie Room Debating Hall Wine Bar Just The White Room Pleasance One Pleasance One Pleasance Grand Beyond E4 Cowbarn Just The Tonic At The Caves Wee Room Sportsmans Just The Big Room Pleasance Beneath Attic Debating Hall Just Up The Road Belly Button Baby Grand Below Upstairs Billiard Room Debating Hall Hut Cellar Just Up The Stairs Assembly One Just The Store Room Just The Tonic At The Tron Above KingDome The Dairy Room Rainy Hall Balcony Nightclub Cabaret Bar Delhi Belly Bosco Pleasance Grand QueenDome Space 3 at the Voodo Rooms Big Belly Spiegeltent Spiegeltent Dans Paleis Main Hall Assembly Three The Turret Dining Room Just The Studio Just Out Of The Box Just The Fancy Room AceDome Pleasance Forth Beside Pleasance Grand Pleasance Grand Inlingual School Belly Laugh Belly Dancer JackDome Pleasance Two The Green Pleasance Two The Wee Coo E4 Udderbelly Baillie Room Wine Bar Iron Belly Just The White Room 10Dome White Belly Wee Room Sportsmans Pleasance One Pleasance Courtyard Pleasance Beneath Baby Grand

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Toby - Lucky Soweto Entsha: Stunning Voices From Africa Alistair Green: Outpatient Little Howard’s Big Chance 2401 Objects Young Pretender Hannah Gadsby: Mrs. Chuckles So On And So Forth Present ‘Human Era’ The Ginge, The Geordie And The Geek- All New Show Bring Me The Head Of Adam Riches John-Luke Roberts & Nadia Kamil: The Behemoth Matthew Crosby: Adventureparty Sheeps - A Sketch Show Christmas For Two: Friends With You Cabaret Whore: More! More! More! Lili La Scala: Songs To Make You Smile Paul Daniels: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Alzheimer’s The Musical: A Night To Remember! How To Be Awesome: An Introduction The Prodigals Joe Bor: In Search Of The Six Pack The Leeds Tealights: Animals With Jobs Isy Suttie: Pearl And Dave Dave Gibson & Charlie Talbot - Battle Of Britain: North Vs. South Heavy Like The Weight Of A Flame Like A Virgin Kafka And Son Jack Whitehall And His Father, Michael - Back Chat Jessica Ransom: Unsung Heroes Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour Guy Pratt: Wake Up Call Maff Brown - Pacman Is Actually Allergic To Ghosts The School Of Night Helmsman Pete: Postcards From The Edge Of The World! Midnight Your Time Performed By Diana Quick Danny Pensive’s Map Of Britain Neil Dougan - Rough Rared Bane 1, 2 & 3 Footlights In ‘Pretty Little Panic’ Clare Plested: Vegas, Jesus And Me Rose (Starring Keira & Art Malik) Ahir Shah: Astrology Jus Like That! Now That She’s Gone Frankly: I Was A Fool For Love TOKYO GAME-The Body Tights Man Show Brett Goldstein Grew Up In A Strip Club Jason Cook - The Search For Happiness John Peel’s Shed By John Osborne Juliet Meyers: I’m Not Spartacus! Mcneil And Pamphilon: Which One Are You? Olivia Lee Chats Them Up A Betrayal Of Penguins: Endangered For A Reason Diane Spencer: All-Pervading Madness Itch: A Scratch Event Jigsaw Joe Wilkinson: My Mum’s Called Stella And My Dad’s Called Brian Roisin Conaty: Destiny’s Dickhead The Billie Holiday Story Thirsty Bad Bread: Tv Times Rock The Ballet The Brandreth Papers Chris Mayo’s Panic Attack The Big Value Comedy Show - Early 4 Poofs And A Piano - Business As Usual Eric Lampaert: Where’s Eric? Flawless: Intergalactic Dream Holly Walsh-Hollycopter Kerry Godliman - Wonder Woman Lady Garden Request Programme Lounge Room Confabulators Sammy J & Randy: Ricketts Lane The Adventures Of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Adventures You Wouldn’t Know Him, He Lives In Texas Pink Noise By Fork The Magnets Foil, Arms & Hog: Comedy Doesn’t Pay Caroline Mabey’s One Minute Silence Wittank Tom Binns Is Ian D Montfort - Spirit Comedium New Art Club: Quiet Act Of Destruction Andrew Doyle’s Crash Course In Depravity Rosie’s Pop Diary Delete The Banjax...Presents Pigs And Ponies

Attic E4 Cowbarn Just The Wee One George Square Theatre Beyond Belly Button Billiard Room Just Up The Road Just The Big Room Upstairs Below Cellar Hut Just Up The Stairs Belly Dancer Bosco Assembly One Nightclub Balcony Debating Hall Just The Tonic At The Tron Just The Store Room Above Delhi Belly The Dairy Room The Dairy Room Assembly Two Cabaret Bar Beside Cabaret Bar Dining Room The Turret Dining Room Big Belly Assembly Three Just Out Of The Box Just The Studio AceDome Kingdome Belly Laugh Pleasance Forth The Wee Coo Rainy Hall Baillie Room Wine Bar Just The Fancy Room JackDome QueenDome Iron Belly Just The White Room 10Dome Dans Paleis Sportsmans Wee Room Pleasance Two Pleasance Beneath Attic Baby Grand Dans Paleis Pleasance Two White Belly Main Hall Billiard Room Just The Wee One Just Up The Road Pleasance One Below Pleasance Grand Cellar Hut Upstairs Inlingual School Your Home E4 Cowbarn Belly Button Site Specific George Square Theatre Spiegeltent Balcony Just Up The Stairs Just The Big Room Above Bosco Just The Store Room Just The Tonic At The Tron Beside

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NewsRevue Free Run Keith Farnan: Money, Money, Money Paul Mccaffrey:Saying Something Stupid Liberace: Live From Heaven Henning Wehn/Otto Kuhnle: Das Very Best Of German Humour Medea Danny Bevins: Infectious Waste Dave Callan Presents Ƃ

Beyond E4 Udderbelly Belly Dancer Delhi Belly Assembly One Spiegeltent Assembly Two The Turret Nightclub Palm Court E4 Udderbelly The Dairy Room The Dairy Room Assembly Three Just The Studio Just Out Of The Box Cabaret Bar AceDome Belly Laugh The Wee Coo Baillie Room Wine Bar Debating Hall Wine Bar Big Belly Jackdome Iron Belly HMV Picture House Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire The Bongo Club Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire Liquid Room Sneaky Petes HMV Picture House Sneaky Petes HMV Picture House Liquid Room Liquid Room Cabaret Voltaire Liquid Room Liquid Room Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire Liquid Room Liquid Room Liquid Room Sneaky Petes HMV Picture House Cabaret Voltaire Cabaret Voltaire Sneaky Petes Liquid Room Cabaret Voltaire The Corn Exchange Liquid Room HMV Picture House Liquid Room Cabaret Voltaire HMV Picture House Sportsmans Wee Room Dining Room Dining Room Just The White Room Just The Fancy Room Pleasance Forth Baby Grand Pleasance Beneath QueenDome 10Dome Attic Pleasance Two KingDome White Belly Dans Paleis Dans Paleis Billiard Room Cellar Upstairs Hut Below Rainy Hall Pleasance One

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The Tea Dance Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones Death Song Like A Virgin Rayguns Look Real Enough: Balls Deep Piff The Magic Dragon: Last Of The Magic Dragons The Phoenix: A Failure On A Mission Andi Osho: All The Single Ladies Chortle Presents: Fast Fringe Joe Stilgoe - One Hour! Laurence Clark: Health Hazard! Shirley & Shirley: The Wonder Years Barry Cryer - Innit Fascinating Aïda: Cheap Flights Love Songs For A Timewaster Cutting The Cord Joel Dommett: Neon Hero Bluebeard: A Fairytale For Adults Amanda F**Cking Palmer Andy Mckee Ben Howard Best Coast Big Deal Brigitte Aphrodite Cage The Elephant Conquering Animal Sound Example Filthy Dukes Gomez Guillemots Heather Peace Jackie Leven James Blake Joan As Policewoman Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Kristin Hersh (Paradoxical Undressing) Luke Haines (The North Sea Scrolls) Mona Morcheeba Newton Faulkner Oneohtrix Point Never Panic! At The Disco Rod Jones And The Birthday Suit Sebadoh Shonen Knife Steve-O The Cave Singers The National The Twilight Singers The Vaccines Tim Booth Willy Mason Wiz Khalifa + Rizzle Kicks Jarlath Regan-Shock And Ahhh! Jessica Fostekew: Luxury Tramp Mark Dolan - Sharing Too Much Universal Comedy Present: The Clinic Frimston And Rowett John Robins: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs Chris Mccausland - Big Time Imran Yusuf - Bring The Thunder Josie Long: The Future Is Another Place Sara Pascoe Vs The Apocalypse Stuart Goldsmith: Another Lovely Crisis Colin Hoult’s Inferno Chris Cox: Fatal Distraction Mark Nelson - Guilty Pleasure Best Of The Fest Cabaret Orkestra Del Sol’s Top Trumps Fear Of A Brown Planet AAA Stand-Up Humphrey Ker Is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher! Josh Widdicombe: If This Show Saves One Life . . . Matt Rudge - We Could Be Heroes At The Sans Hotel David O’Doherty Is Looking Up

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Edward Aczel Doesn’t Exist Brown And Corley: Born In The 80’s Assembly Gala Press Launch Milton Jones: Lion Whisperer Sarah Millican - Thoroughly Modern Millican Admiral Fallow Cast Jimmy Eat World Andrew Bird’s Village Fete The Big Value Comedy Show - Middle Comedy Gala 2011: In Aid Of Waverley Care Request Programme Tim Fitzhigham: Gambler Zoe Lyons-Clownbusting Craig Hill - Blown By A Fan..! Daniel Sloss - The Joker Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen Matt Tiller: Just Du-Et Chris Martin: No. Not That One. Ali Mcgregor’s Something Old, Something New Dave Gorman’s Power Point Presentation Iain Stirling & Sean Mcloughlin Joey Page - Sparklehorse Superbrain Neil Delamere: Divilment Paul Foot: Still Life Anil Desai Is... Jim Smallman: Tattooligan Mark Watson’s 2012 Preview The Ginge, The Geordie And The Geek - Best Of 09/10 Tonight Sandy Grierson Will Lecture, Dance And Box Shappi Khorsandi: Me And My Brother In Our Pants, Holding Hands Carl Donnelly 3: Carl Donnelier! 7 Day Drunk Javier Jarquin: Bullets Before Bedtime The Man Who Was Hamlet Warpaint + Wild Nothing Bob Downe: 20 Golden Greats Chat Masala With Hardeep Singh Kohli Patrick Monahan: Hug Me I Feel Good So You Think You’re Funny? Jen Brister Is British(Ish) Nathan Dean Williams Presents... ‘The Buffet’ Andrew Lawrence - The Best Kept Secret In Comedy Tour Broadway Swings Camille O’Sullivan: Feel Scott Capurro: Who Are The Jocks? Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit Catie Wilkins: A Chip Off The Odd Block Dana Alexander: New Arrival Michael Winslow: The Man Of 1000 Voices You Wouldn’t Know Him, He Lives In Texas The Zanniskinheads And The Quest For The Holy Balls Thom Tuck Goes Straight-To-Dvd The Life Doctor Baby Wants Candy Deanne Smith: The Best Deanne Smith Deanne Smith Can Be Des Clarke - Des Comedy Jam Shazia Mirza: Busybody Elis James: Do You Remember The First Time? Nathan Caton: Get Rich Or Die Cryin’ Seann Walsh: Ying And Young The Chris & Paul Show Alex Horne: Seven Years In The Bathroom Peacock And Gamble : Podcast Live Tom Deacon: Can I Be Honest? Rich Fulcher: Tiny Acts Of Rebellion The Moonfish Rhumba: The Chronicles Of Moonfish Alfie Joey: Monopolise! David Reed: Shamblehouse Gareth Richards: It’s Not The End Of The World Henry Paker-Cabin Fever Idiots Of Ants: Model Citizens Matt Green: Too Much Information Pete Firman: Jiggery Pokery Steve Hall’s Very Still Life Sammy J: Potentially Matt Kirshen: Wide-Eyed Asher Treleaven: Matador Claudia O’Doherty - What Is Soil Erosion? Pope Benedict: Bond Villain Alfie Brown - The Love You Take Dan Clark - 3 Nights Only Russell Kane: Manscaping Richard Herring: What Is Love, Anyway? Oyster Eyes - KEEPING THE CAPTAIN WARM Tim Clare: How To Be A Leader

Belly Button Just The Wee One Main Hall Main Hall Main Hall Liquid Room HMV Picture House The Corn Exchange Balcony Just Up The Road Edinburgh Festival Theatre Inlingual School The Green Beside E4 Cowbarn Spiegeltent Bosco Just Up The Stairs Delhi Belly Bosco George Square Theatre Just The Store Room Just The Tonic At The Tron Above Belly Dancer Nightclub The Turret Nightclub Just The Big Room Assembly Two Beyond The Dairy Room Assembly Three Baillie Room Assembly Two Queen’s Hall Debating Hall Debating Hall Wine Bar Debating Hall Just Out Of The Box Just The Studio Cabaret Bar Pleasance Grand Pleasance Grand AceDome Pleasance Grand The Wee Coo Belly Laugh E4 Udderbelly Site Specific Big Belly JackDome Iron Belly Assembly One Wee Room Dining Room Sportsmans Attic Baby Grand Pleasance Beneath Just The White Room QueenDome 10Dome 10Dome Billiard Room Just The Fancy Room Upstairs Pleasance Two Below Hut Pleasance Forth Upstairs Kingdome Cellar White Belly Belly Button Beside Balcony The Green Just The Wee One Pleasance One Pleasance One E4 Cowbarn Just Up The Stairs Delhi Belly

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Andrew Maxwell: The Lights Are On Andy Parsons: Gruntled Antonio Forcione Jerry Sadowitz-Comedian, Magician, Psychopath! Jimeoin - Lovely! Margaret Cho - Cho Dependent Orkestra Del Sol’s Top Trumps The Pajama Men: In The Middle Of No One Aidan Bishop - Misspelled Fiona O’Loughlin: Spirited (Tales From An Angel In A Bottle) Alan Anderson: Whisky Fir Dummies Chaps On Legs Sex You (I’m Gonna) The Big Value Comedy Show - Late Tom Stade: What Year Was That? Lounge Room Confabulators Shlomo: Mouthtronica Evelyn, Evelyn Des Bishop - My Dad Was Nearly James Bond The Boy With Tape On His Face Randy Is Sober Kurt Braunohler - The Amish Guide To F*Cking Le Gateau Chocolat Sam Simmons - Meanwhile Henning Wehn - No Surrender Naz Osmanoglu: 1000% Awesome Pistol & Jack - Smash*Glam*Sex*Music Sanderson Jones - Comedysale.Com/Fringe Shane And Eddie: Picking Up The Pieces Terry Alderton Marcel Lucont Etc: A Chat Show Glenn Wool: No Lands Man Ali Cook - Principles And Deceptions John Lynn: Social Notworking Mick Ferry: Sod It! The Axis Of Awesome The Rob Deering Experience The Comedy Reserve The W. Kamau Bell Curve - Ending Racism In About An Hour Tom Rosenthal: Child Of Privilege Dregs Frisky & Mannish: Pop Centre Plus Harmon Leon/Bush Monologues: Comedy Double Feature Arthur Smith’s Pissed-Up Chat Show Jimmy Mcghie: Artificial Intelligence Rich Hall Dry Ice Prepare To Be Tuned By AFT? Abandoman Benny Boot James Acaster: Amongst Other Things My Name Is Hannibal: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience Tim Key - Masterslut Tom Price: Say When Auntie Netta + The Trouble With Asian Men Chris Ramsey: Offermation Doctor Brown Becaves Musical Comedy Awards Showcase Damian Clark: Stand Up Armageddapocalypse: The Explosioning Storytellers’ Club The Table Bob And Jim - Modern Urges Carey Marx: Laziness And Stuff The Segue Sisters In...Jailbirds Guilt & Shame Matthew Highton’s Shadowed Vagary Barry And Stuart: Show & Tell - The Show Get Happy In Edinburgh Papa Cj: One In A Billion The Germans Are Coming! Drags Aloud: Showgurl Jason John Whitehead: Letters From Mindy Al Murray The Pub Landlord’s Compete For The Meat - Late Night Andrew O’neill: Alternative Comic Strip Deborah Frances White - How To Get Almost Anyone To Want To... John Robertson - Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories For Disturbing... Puppetry Of The Penis 3D Soy De Cuba The Jive Aces “Sunshine Tour” The Two Wrongies The Twoks Best Of So You Think You’re Funny? So You Think You’re Funny? Bug Hosted By Adam Buxton

George Square Theatre Main Hall Main Hall Main Hall Spiegeltent Dans Paleis Dans Paleis Rainy Hall The Turret Nightclub Just The Tonic At The Tron Just The Store Room Just The Store Room Just Up The Road Above Your Home Belly Dancer Assembly Two Beyond Beyond The Dairy Room Baillie Room Bosco Wine Bar Just The Big Room The Wee Coo Assembly Three Just Out Of The Box Just The Studio Cabaret Bar Belly Laugh Assembly One Dining Room Wee Room Sportsmans Debating Hall Baby Grand JackDome Pleasance Beneath Attic Iron Belly E4 Udderbelly Just The White Room AceDome 10Dome Pleasance Grand Big Belly Billiard Room Pleasance Two Hut Below Upstairs QueenDome Cellar White Belly Beside Belly Button White Belly Balcony Just The Fancy Room The Green KingDome Delhi Belly The Turret Nightclub Just The Wee One Just Up The Stairs E4 Cowbarn Just The Tonic At The Tron Belly Dancer Belly Dancer Belly Dancer The Dairy Room Dans Paleis Bosco Dans Paleis and Spiegeltent Rainy Hall Baillie Room George Square Theatre Main Hall Dans Paleis Assembly Two Dans Paleis Wine Bar Wine Bar Beyond

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22:30 23:30 Dead Cat Bounce: Caged Heat 22:30 23:30 Late Night Gimp Fight! 22:30 23:45 Vive Le Cabaret 22:30 23:30 Kai Humphries - Bare-Faced Cheek 22:35 23:35 Wade Mcelwain-The Littlest Hobo 22:40 23:40 Neil Hamburger: Discounted Entertainer 22:40 23:40 Casual Violence: Choose Death 22:40 23:40 No Pants Thursday 22:40 23:40 Tom Lenk: Nerdgasm 22:40 23:40 Angelos Epithemiou And Friends 22:40 23:40 Jeff Mirza’s Jihad; Heresy Or Hearsay? 22:45 23:45 Hal Sparks: Evolution Overdrive 22:45 23:45 Looser Women 22:45 23:45 Michael Workman - Humans Are Beautiful 22:45 23:45 Kitty Cointreau’s Brahaha 22:45 23:45 The Boom Jennies: Blowout 22:45 23:50 Around The World In 80 Quid 22:45 23:45 Robin And Partridge: Worlds Collide 22:45 00:15 The Comedy Zone 22:45 23:45 The Hermitude Of Angus, Ecstatic 22:50 00:00 Showstopper! The Improvised Musical 22:50 23:50 Peacock And Gamble Emergency Broadcast 22:55 23:55 Katherine Ryan: Little Miss Conception 22:55 23:55 Sean Hughes: For 2 Nights Only 22:55 23:55 The Alternative Edinburgh Fringe Awards Presented By Time Out Live 22:55 23:55 Tom Green: World Comedy Tour 23:00 01:00 Maxwell’s Fullmooners 23:00 00:20 The Horne Section 23:00 00:40 Soma Records Night 23:00 00:00 Vikki Stone & The Flashbacks: Big Neon Letters 23:00 00:00 Jo Wharmby - Dick & Gina 23:00 00:00 AAA Stand-Up Late 23:00 00:20 Gregory Charles: Musicman 23:00 00:00 Jeff Leach : A Leach On Society 23:00 00:00 Just For Laughs Showcase 23:00 00:00 Men Of War 23:00 00:00 Rob Deering’s Beat This 23:00 00:30 The Special Reserve Comedy Benefit 23:00 00:30 The Wrestling 23:00 00:00 The Midnight Beast 23:00 00:00 When Women Wee 23:10 00:05 The Suitcase Royale In Zombatland 23:10 00:10 Best Of Scottish Comedian Of The Year 23:15 00:15 Dave Eastgate: I Wish I Had A Band 23:15 00:45 Rich Hall’s Hoedown 23:15 00:15 The Forum 23:30 00:30 (72% Non-Fiction) Interpretive Dances To My Diary!!! 23:30 01:00 Comx 23:30 00:30 Wilfredo: Erecto! 23:40 00:40 88 Mph 23:40 00:40 The Set List: Comedy Without A Net 23:45 01:00 Eat Your Heart Out 23:45 01:00 The Mess 23:45 00:45 The Great Big Sketch Off! 23:59 01:29 Best Of The Fest 23:59 00:59 Pokermen 23:59 01:25 The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari With Live Score By Minima 23:59 01:29 The Room 23:59 00:59 Beardyman Unshaved 00:00 03:00 Silent Disco 00:00 01:30 Comedy Countdown 00:00 01:00 Comedy In The Dark 00:00 05:00 Fringe Floorfillers 00:00 01:00 Gemma Goggin’s Celebrity Sleepover 00:00 03:00 Lach’s Antihoot 00:00 04:30 Disco In A Dungeon 00:00 01:45 Just The Tonic Comedy Club’s Midnight Show 00:00 01:00 Barry And Stuart: Show & Tell - The Tell 00:00 03:00 Spank! 00:15 01:15 The New Conway Experience 00:30 02:00 Briefs 00:35 02:35 Spanktacular! 00:35 03:05 The Late Show 00:40 01:50 Comic Strip 00:40 02:55 After Hours Comedy 01:00 05:00 Late ‘N’ Live Various Various Allotment Various Various 3rd ring Out: The Emergency

VENUE Pleasance One Above Pleasance Forth The Wee Coo Just Up The Road Assembly Three Just The Studio Just Out Of The Box Beyond Beyond Belly Laugh Sportsmans Dining Room Wee Room Just The Big Room Baby Grand Pleasance Beneath Attic Cabaret Bar Iron Belly Debating Hall Jackdome Below E4 Udderbelly E4 Udderbelly E4 Udderbelly Spiegeltent Spiegeltent Cabaret Voltaire Billiard Room Just The White Room Cellar AceDome Hut 10Dome Beside Upstairs Beyond Pleasance Grand E4 Udderbelly Big Belly Pleasance Two White Belly Balcony Pleasance Grand Belly Button The Turret Just The Fancy Room Delhi Belly Just The Wee One Just The Tonic At The Tron Assembly Two Bosco Above Main Space Assembly Three George Square Theatre George Square Theatre Main Hall George Square Dining Room Dining Room & Sportsmans Nightclub Wee Room Nightclub and Sportsmans Just The Big Room Just The Big Room The Wee Coo Belly Dancer Billiard Room Wine Bar E4 Udderbelly White Belly Dans Paleis and Spiegeltent AceDome Debating Hall Inverleaith Allotments Mystery Location

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A A Betrayal Of Penguins: Endangered For A Reason A Visit From Miss Prothero AAA Stand-Up AAA Stand-Up Late Abandoman Admiral Fallow Adventurers Club - The Great Arctic Caper, The Adventures Of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Adventures, The Adventures Of Wound Man And Shirley, The After Hours Comedy After The End Ahir Shah: Astrology Aidan Bishop - Misspelled Al Murray The Pub Landlord’s Compete For The Meat Al Murray The Pub Landlord’s Compete For The Meat - Late Night Alan Anderson: Whisky Fir Dummies Alex Horne: Seven Years In The Bathroom Alex Horne: Taskmaster Ii Alfie Brown - The Love You Take Alfie Joey: Monopolise! Ali Cook - Principles And Deceptions Ali Mcgregor’s Something Old, Something New Alison Thea-Skot: The Human Tuning Fork Alistair Green: Outpatient Allotment Alphonse By Wajdi Mouawad Alternative Edinburgh Fringe Awards Presented By Time Out Live, The Alzheimer’s The Musical: A Night To Remember! Amanda F**Cking Palmer Amateur Transplants: Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs Amused Moose Comedy Awards Showcase An Instinct For Kindness Andi Osho: All The Single Ladies Andrew Bird’s Village Fete Andrew Doyle’s Crash Course In Depravity Andrew Lawrence - The Best Kept Secret In Comedy Tour Andrew Maxwell: The Lights Are On Andrew O’neill: Alternative Andy Mckee Andy Parsons: Gruntled Angelos Epithemiou And Friends Anil Desai Is... Animals And Children Took To The Streets, The Antonio Forcione Apply Within Armageddapocalypse: The Explosioning Around The World In 80 Quid Arthur Smith’s Pissed-Up Chat Show Asher Treleaven: Matador Assembly Gala Press Launch At The Sans Hotel Auntie Netta + The Trouble With Asian Men Axis Of Awesome, The

91 29 103 133 125 64 55 44 25 139 32 90 116 82 128 116 112 77 115 113 121 65 70 85 22 24 133 87 59 100 82 41 97 104 95 108 117 128 59 117 131 107 41 66 56 126 47 124 115 105 46 125 122

B Baby Diary, The Baby Wants Candy Bad Bread: Tv Times Bagpuss Ballad Of The Unbeatable Hearts, The Bane 1, 2 & 3 Bang Bang Circus Barry And Stuart: Show & Tell - The Show Barry And Stuart: Show & Tell - The Tell Barry Cryer - Innit Bashir Lazhar Beardyman Unshaved Belarus Free Theatre Ben Brailsford - My Fortnum & Mason Hell Ben Howard Benny Boot Beowulf - A Thousand Years Of Baggage Best Coast

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Best Of Scottish Comedian Of The Year Best Of So You Think You’re Funny? Best Of The Fest Best Of The Fest Cabaret Best Of The Fest Daytime Beta Males: The Train Job, The Bette And Joan - The Final Curtain Biding Time (A Year In The Making) Big Bite Size Breakfast, The Big Deal Big Value Comedy Show - Early, The Big Value Comedy Show - Late, The Big Value Comedy Show - Middle, The Billie Holiday Story, The Black Slap Bluebeard: A Fairytale For Adults Bob And Jim - Modern Urges Bob Downe: 20 Golden Greats Body Of Water Boom Jennies: Blowout, The Boy With Tape On His Face, The Brandreth Papers, The Brett Goldstein Grew Up In A Strip Club Briefs Brigitte Aphrodite Brilliant Books For Kids Bring Me The Head Of Adam Riches Bristol Revunions: National Friends Broadway Swings Brown And Corley: Born In The 80’s Bubblewrap & Boxes Bug Hosted By Adam Buxton

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C Cabaret Whore: More! More! More! Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari With Live Score By Minima, The Cage The Elephant Camille O’Sullivan: Feel Card Ninja Carey Marx: Laziness And Stuff Cariad Lloyd: Lady Cariad’s Characters Carl Donnelly 3: Carl Donnelier! Caroline Mabey’s One Minute Silence Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut Cast Casual Violence: Choose Death Catie Wilkins: A Chip Off The Odd Block Catriona Knox: Packed Lunch Cave Singers, The Chaos Chaps On Legs Chat Masala With Hardeep Singh Kohli Chortle Presents: Fast Fringe Chris & Paul Show, The Chris Cox: Fatal Distraction Chris Martin: No. Not That One. Chris Mayo’s Panic Attack Chris Mccausland - Big Time Chris Ramsey: Offermation Christmas For Two: Friends With You Chronicles Of Bitter & Twisted, The Circolombia - Urban Clare Plested: Vegas, Jesus And Me Claudia O’Doherty - What Is Soil Erosion? Coffin Up Colin Hoult’s Inferno Colm O’Regan: Dislike! Comedy Countdown Comedy Gala 2011: In Aid Of Waverley Care Comedy In The Dark Comedy Reserve, The Comedy Zone, The Comic Strip Comx Conor O’toole’s Manual Of Style Conquering Animal Sound Craig Hill - Blown By A Fan..! Croft & Pearce - Funnier Than It Sounds Cry Of The Mountain Cul-De-Sac Cutting The Cord

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D Damian Clark: Stand Up Damion Larkin: Cuddly Dreamer Dan Clark - 3 Nights Only Dana Alexander: New Arrival Daniel Sloss - The Joker Danny Bevins: Infectious Waste Danny Pensive’s Map Of Britain Dave Callan Presents Ƃ Dave Eastgate: I Wish I Had A Band Dave Gibson & Charlie Talbot - Battle Of Britain: North Vs. South Dave Gorman’s Power Point Presentation David Morgan: Triple Threat David O’Doherty Is Looking Up David O’doherty Presents: Rory Sheridan’s Tales Of The Antarctica David Reed: Shamblehouse Dazzle Exhibition Dead Cat Bounce: Caged Heat Deanne Smith: The Best Deanne Smith Deanne Smith Can Be Death Song Deborah Frances White - How To Get Almost Anyone To Want To Sleep With You Delete The Banjax...Presents Pigs And Ponies Des Bishop - My Dad Was Nearly James Bond Des Clarke - Des Comedy Jam Diane Spencer: All-Pervading Madness Diaries Of Adam And Eve, The Dicking A Great Big Hole Disco In A Dungeon Discounted Entertainer Doctor Brown Becaves Dog-Eared Collective: You’re Better Than This, The Dr Apple’s Last Lecture Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Show, The Drags Aloud: Showgurl Dream Pill Dregs Drift Dry Ice Ducks, The Durham Revue’s 33rd Annual Surprise Party!, The Dusk Rings A Bell

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E Eat Your Heart Out Ed Reardon: A Writer’s Burden Edward Aczel Doesn’t Exist Elis James: Do You Remember The First Time? Emergence End, The Eric Lampaert: Where’s Eric? Eric’s Tales Of The Sea - A Submariner’s Yarn Eunuchs In My Wardrobe Evelyn, Evelyn Example

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F Fascinating Aïda: Cheap Flights Fear Of A Brown Planet Federer Versus Murray Filthy Dukes Fiona O’Loughlin: Spirited (Tales From An Angel In A Bottle) Fit For Purpose Fitzrovia Radio Hour, The Flanders And Swann Flawless: Intergalactic Dream Fleeto Foil, Arms & Hog: Comedy Doesn’t Pay Footlights In ‘Pretty Little Panic’ Ford & Akram: Humdinger Forum, The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show Four For Jericho Frankly: I Was A Fool For Love Fred Cooke: Comfort In Chaos Free Run Free Time Radical Fresher The Musical Frimston And Rowett Fringe Floorfillers Frisky & Mannish: Pop Centre Plus

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G Gagging For Attention Gareth Richards: It’s Not The End Of The World Gemma Goggin: Double G Gemma Goggin’s Celebrity Sleepover Gentlemen Of Leisure Present: The Death Of The Novel, The Germans Are Coming!, The Get Happy In Edinburgh Ginge, The Geordie And The Geek - Best Of 09/10, The Ginge, The Geordie And The Geek - All New Show, The Girl Who Thought She Was Irish, The Girl With The Iron Claws, The Glenn Wool: No Lands Man Go To Your God Like A Soldier Gomez Great Big Sketch Off!, The Gregory Charles: Musicman Grisly Tales From Tumblewater Guillemots Guilt & Shame Gutter Junky Guy Pratt: Wake Up Call

75 113 77 137 79 128 127 108 86 28 32 123 36 63 136 67 33 61 127 37 89

H Hairy Maclary & Friends Hal Sparks: Evolution Overdrive HAMILTONS: HIGH JINKS WITH THE Hamiltons!, The Hannah Gadsby - Mary. Contrary Hannah Gadsby: Mrs. Chuckles Harmon Leon/Bush Monologues: Comedy Double Feature Heather Peace Heavy Like The Weight Of A Flame Helmsman Pete: Postcards From The Edge Of The World! Henning Wehn - No Surrender Henning Wehn/Otto Kuhnle: Das Very Best Of German Humour Henry Paker-Cabin Fever Hermitude Of Angus, Ecstatic, The Historians, The Holly Walsh - Hollycopter Horne Section, The Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen How Do I Get Up There? How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won The FA Cup How To Be Awesome: An Introduction Humphrey Ker Is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher!

51 132 71 74 87 124 61 42 42 120 97 113 132 25 93 134 107 71 30 88 103

I Iain Stirling & Sean Mcloughlin Ian Billings: Dumbs Up! Idiots Of Ants: Model Citizens If That’s All There Is Imran Yusuf - Bring The Thunder Interpretive Dances To My Diary!!! (72% Non-Fiction) Incredible Book Eating Boy, The Infant, The Instant Sunshine Invisible Show II Isy Suttie: Pearl And Dave Itch: A Scratch Event

107 52 113 37 100 136 51 36 76 23 88 77

J Jack Whitehall And His Father, Michael - Back Chat Jackie Leven James Acaster: Amongst Other Things James Blake James Campbell’s Comedy 4 Kids James Sherwood - I Fed My Best Friend Her Favourite Cow Jarlath Regan-Shock And Ahhh! Jason Cook - The Search For Happiness Jason John Whitehead: Letters From Mindy Javier Jarquin: Bullets Before Bedtime Jay Foreman: We’re Living In The Future Jeff Leach: A Leach On Society Jeff Mirza’s Jihad; Heresy Or Hearsay? Jen Brister Is British(Ish) Jerry Sadowitz-Comedian, Magician, Psychopath! Jessica Fostekew: Luxury Tramp Jessica Ransom: Unsung Heroes

88 61 125 61 54 78 100 90 128 109 76 133 131 109 118 101 89

Jigsaw Jim Smallman: Tattooligan Jimeoin - Lovely! Jimmy Eat World Jimmy Mcghie: Artificial Intelligence Jive Aces “Sunshine Tour”, The Jo & Brydie Play Doctor Jo Wharmby - Dick & Gina Joan As Policewoman Joe Bor: In Search Of The Six Pack Joe Fairbrother: Characters Joe Stilgoe - One Hour! Joe Wilkinson: My Mum’s Called Stella And My Dad’s Called Brian Joel Dommett: Neon Hero Joey Page - Sparklehorse Superbrain John Hegley Family Word Ship John Lynn: Social Notworking John Peel’s Shed By John Osborne John Robertson - Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories For Disturbing Bedtimes John Robins: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven John-Luke Roberts & Nadia Kamil: The Behemoth Jollygoodlarks - How To Make It Huge Jon Richardson: It’s Not Me It’s You Josh Widdicombe: If This Show Saves One Life... Josie Long: The Future Is Another Place Judgestars Julian Sands In A Celebration Of Harold Pinter Directed By John Malkovich Juliet Meyers: I’m Not Spartacus! Jus Like That! Just For Laughs Showcase Just So Stories, The Just The Tonic Comedy Club’s Midnight Show Just The Tonic’s Afternoon Delight

91 108 118 65 124 57 80 134 61 88 73 59 91 100 107 54 123 42 130 101 87 76 75 103 101 53 38 91 43 134 53 138 72

K Kafka And Son Kai Humphries - Bare-Faced Cheek Katherine Ryan: Little Miss Conception Keith Farnan: Money, Money, Money Kerry Godliman - Wonder Woman Kevin Cruise Kieran And The Joes: Teampowered King Of Scotland Kitty Cointreau’s Brahaha Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Korean Drum - Journey Of A Soul Kristin Hersh (Paradoxical Undressing) Kurt Braunohler - The Amish Guide To F*Cking

42 130 133 95 93 81 73 33 132 61 48 61 120

L Lach’s Antihoot Lady Garden Late ‘N’ Live Late Night Gimp Fight! Late Show, The Laundry Boy Laurence Clark: Health Hazard! Le Gateau Chocolat Leeds Tealights: Animals With Jobs, The Letting Go Liberace: Live From Heaven Life Doctor, The Life Still Lights, Camera, Walkies Like A Virgin Lili La Scala: Songs To Make You Smile List Operators For Kids Do Compooters Little Howard’s Big Chance Live At The Gilded Balloon Podcast Lol Looser Women Lounge Room Confabulators Love Songs For A Timewaster Luke Haines (The North Sea Scrolls) Luke Wright’s Cynical Ballads Lunch With Quattro Formaggio Lunchtime Club 2011, The

67 93 139 129 139 28 98 66 88 36 45 111 39 33 45 58 52 86 70 28 132 44 46 62 84 73 71

M Mabbs & Justice: Love Machine Mad About The Boy Maff Brown - Pacman Is Actually Allergic To Ghosts

78 35 89

Magical Faraway Tree, The Magicians Do Exist Magnets, The Man Who Was Hamlet, The Marcel Lucont Etc: A Chat Show Margaret Cho - Cho Dependent Mark Dolan - Sharing Too Much Mark Nelson - Guilty Pleasure Mark Watson’s 2012 Preview Marty Jopson - Inventions Going BANG! Masterclass The Edinburgh Sessions Matey Institute Presents... The One Hour Plays, The Matilda And The Tales She Told Matt Forde: Dishonourable Member Matt Green: Too Much Information Matt Kirshen: Wide-Eyed Matt Rudge - We Could Be Heroes Matt Tiller: Just Du-Et Matthew Crosby: Adventureparty Matthew Highton’s Shadowed Vagary Max And Ivan Are... Holmes And Watson Maxwell’s Fullmooners Mcneil And Pamphilon: Which One Are You? Medea Men Of War MERV’S 20th YEAR GALA SHOW Mervyn Stutter’s Pick Of The Fringe Meryl O’rourke: Bad Mother… Mess Tent, The Mess, The Michael Winslow: The Man Of 1000 Voices Michael Workman - Humans Are Beautiful Mick Ferry: Sod It! Midnight Beast, The Midnight Your Time Performed By Diana Quick Mike Newall’s ‘Get Better Box’ Milo McCabe: Get Brown Milton Jones: Lion Whisperer Minute After Midday Mirazozo Mona Monkey Music Moonfish Rhumba: The Chronicles Of Moonfish, The Morcheeba Morgan & West: Crime Solving Magicians MR BENN: The Extraordinary Adventures Of An Ordinary Man Musical Comedy Awards Showcase My Filthy Hunt My Name Is Hannibal: The Hannibal Montanabal Experience Mythbunking

29 25 58 46 121 119 101 103 108 54 23 24 26 77 114 115 103 107 87 127 79 134 91 45 134 78 72 77 70 136 109 132 123 134 42 76 71 106 31 51 62 52 114 62 79 53 126 40 125 73

N Nathan Cassidy: Fantastica! Nathan Caton: Get Rich Or Die Cryin’ Nathan Dean Williams Presents... ‘The Buffet’ Nathan Penlington: Uri & Me National, The Naz Osmanoglu: 1000% Awesome Neil Delamere: Divilment Neil Dougan - Rough Rared Neil Hamburger: Discounted Entertainer New Conway Experience, The New Art Club: Quiet Act Of Destruction New Comedian Of The Year 2011 Launch NewsRevue Newton Faulkner Nicholas Parsons’ Happy Hour Nick Helm - Dare To Dream No Pants Thursday Nobody’s Home: A Modern Odyssey Noise Next Door - Their Finest Hour, The Not So Grimm Fairy Tales Now Is The Winter Now That She’s Gone

74 112 111 84 62 120 107 89 131 139 96 75 96 62 89 83 131 30 85 54 27 43

O Observatory, The Oedipus By Steven Berkoff (After Sophocles) Of Sound Mind Olivia Lee Chats Them Up Olver: Portrait Of A Serial Killer One Night Stan One Thousand Paper Cranes

27 31 39 92 80 39 29

INDEX | 145


SHOW INDEX One Under Oneohtrix Point Never Orkestra Del Sol’s Top Trumps Out Of The Blue Overcoat, The Ovid’s Metamorphoses Oxford Imps, The Oxford Revue: But Seriously, The Oyster Eyes - KEEPING THE CAPTAIN WARM

28 62 65 57 26 26 81 84 116

P Pajama Men: In The Middle Of No One, The 119 Panic! At The Disco 63 Papa Cj: One In A Billion 128 Pasta! The Macaroni Puppet Show 22 Patrick Monahan: Hug Me I Feel Good 110 Patrick Monahan: Stories And Fairytales Of Travels For Kids Who Dance Like Camels 54 Paul Daniels: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow 88 Paul Foot: Still Life 107 Paul Mccaffrey: Saying Something Stupid 96 Paul Merton’s Impro Chums 83 Peacock And Gamble: Podcast Live 112 Peacock And Gamble Emergency Broadcast 132 Peeling Pva In Happier Maché 73 Penny Dreadful’s Etherdome 35 People I Tried To Like 33 Pete Firman: Jiggery Pokery 114 Phill Jupitus Quartet: Made Up 80 Phillipa And Will Are Now In A Relationship 24 Phoenix: A Failure On A Mission, The 97 Phys-Ed By Simon Carter 41 Piff The Magic Dragon: Last Of The Magic Dragons 98 Pink Noise By Fork 59 Pistol & Jack - Smash*Glam*Sex*Music 121 Pleasance Bytes 24 Pokermen 137 Pope Benedict: Bond Villain 115 Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience - A Parody By Dan And Jeff 55 Prepare To Be Tuned By AFT? 125 Pretender, The 32 Private Peaceful By Michael Morpurgo 35 Proceedings Of That Night, The 27 Prodigals, The 56 Puppetry Of The Penis 3D 130

R Randy Is Sober Ray Time In The Daytime: An Audience With Ray Green And Friends Rayguns Look Real Enough: Balls Deep Real Macguffins: Skitsophrenic, The Release Request Programme Rich Fulcher: Tiny Acts Of Rebellion Rich Hall Rich Hall’s Hoedown Richard Herring: What Is Love, Anyway? Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Rob Deering Experience, The Rob Deering’s Beat This Robin And Partridge: Worlds Collide Rock The Ballet Rod Jones And The Birthday Suit Roisin Conaty: Destiny’s Dickhead Ronnie Golden: First A Fender Room, The Rory O’hanlon - Is It Just Me That’s Mental? Rose (Starring Keira & Art Malik) Rosie’s Pop Diary Ruby Wax : Losing It Russell Kane: Manscaping

120 75 98 85 34 44 114 124 135 116 54 124 134 132 49 62 92 85 137 84 43 96 84 116

S Sam Simmons - Meanwhile Samba Sene & Diwan: Africa Calling Sammy J & Randy: Ricketts Lane Sammy J: Potentially Samurai Grandma Sanderson Jones - Comedysale.Com/Fringe Sara Pascoe Vs The Apocalypse Sarah Millican - Thoroughly Modern Millican School Of Night, The

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120 57 93 114 78 121 101 106 42

Scotsman Best Of The Fest Scott Capurro: Who Are The Jocks? Scott Capurro’s Position Sean Hughes: For 2 Nights Only Seann Walsh: Ying And Young Sebadoh Segue Sisters In...Jailbirds, The Seminar Set List: Comedy Without A Net, The Sex You (I’m Gonna) Sexual Awakening Of Peter Mayo, The Shane And Eddie: Picking Up The Pieces Shappi Khorsandi: Me And My Brother In Our Pants, Holding Hands Shazia Mirza: Busybody Sheeps - A Sketch Show Shirley & Shirley: The Wonder Years Shlomo: Mouthtronica Shonen Knife Show Me The World Showcase Show, The Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Shylock By Gareth Armstrong Silent Disco Silken Veils Simon Callow in Tuesdays At Tescos Singalong With Mr Boom Skittles Snap.Catch.Slam Snow Play So On And So Forth Present ‘Human Era’ So You Think You’re Funny? Sold Soma Records Night Somewhere Beneath It All, A Small Fire Burns Still Soweto Entsha Soy De Cuba Spank! Spanktacular! Special Reserve Comedy Benefit, The Spent Splendid Isolation Squiffy Journals, The Star Child, The Steve Hall’s Very Still Life Steve Pretty’s Perfect Mixtape Steve Ullathorne’s Annual Photo Fest Steve-O Stick Man Live On Stage! Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones Still Life Dreaming Storytellers’ Club Street Dreams Stuart Goldsmith: Another Lovely Crisis Suitcase Royale In Zombatland, The Swamp Juice

29 111 84 133 112 63 127 75 136 119 37 121 108 112 87 98 66 63 24 72 133 40 67 39 34 51 34 32 52 87 129 22 67 24 58 50 138 139 135 37 35 76 23 114 74 50 102 52 35 29 126 24 102 135 34

T Table, The Taketh Me Away Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit Tea Dance, The Teechers Terry Alderton Thinking Drinker’s Guide To Alcohol, The Thirsty Thom Tuck Goes Straight-To-Dvd Those Magnificent Men Three Englishmen: Optimists, The Three Sisters By Anton Chekhov Thundering Herd Tiernan Douieb Vs The World Tim And Light Tim Bat Trick Show, The Tim Booth Tim Clare: How To Be A Leader Tim Fitzhigham: Gambler Tim Key - Masterslut Tim Vine Chat Show, The Time For The Good Looking Boy Toby - Lucky TOKYO GAME - The Body Tights Man Show Tom Allen’s Afternoon Tea Tom Bell Begins Tom Binns Is Ian D Montfort - Spirit Comedium

47 38 111 49 29 121 72 43 111 30 83 25 57 74 54 51 63 116 106 126 81 37 85 90 78 80 93

Tom Deacon: Can I Be Honest? Tom Green: World Comedy Tour Tom Lenk: Nerdgasm Tom Price: Say When Tom Rosenthal: Child Of Privilege Tom Stade: What Year Was That? Tonight Sandy Grierson Will Lecture, Dance And Box Totally Tom Translunar Paradise Twilight Singers, The Two Wrongies, The Twoks, The

113 133 131 125 124 119 46 81 40 63 130 67

U Unexpected Items, The Universal Comedy Present: The Clinic

85 102

V Vaccines, The Victoria And Abdul Vikki Stone & The Flashbacks: Big Neon Letters Vive Le Cabaret

64 22 135 47

W W. Kamau Bell Curve - Ending Racism In About An Hour, The Wade Mcelwain-The Littlest Hobo Waiting For Alice Warpaint + Wild Nothing Waterproof Wedding Band: A Comedy Play By Charlie Baker Wee Andy When Women Wee Which One’s Fergal? Who Killed The Counselor? Wilfredo: Erecto! Willy Mason Wittank Wiz Khalifa + Rizzle Kicks Worbey & Farrell: Well Strung! World Belongs To Everyone Apart From Us, The World Of Shrimpology, The Wrestling, The Wright Brothers, The

124 130 27 66 32 77 34 47 71 25 136 64 94 64 78 37 75 135 31

Y You Once Said Yes You Wouldn’t Know Him, He Lives In Texas Young Pretender Your Last Breath

27 44 42 26

Z Zambezi Express Zanniskinheads And The Quest For The Holy Balls, The Zanzibar Cats By Heathcote Williams Zeus’ Pamphlet Zimbabwe Sculptures Zoe Lyons-Clownbusting

36 46 38 77 50 105


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