Lots of people have asked me what shows to recommend to go see this Edinburgh. It is really hard to sum up all the baffling and badass creativity that is going on in August, so rather than text you all individually - here is a list of the shows that I would definitely be going to see if I was at the fringe. All the people on this list are comics who I have seen live, can vouch for being excellent and know personally - they are all solid human beings. Go and see them and give them some love.
(*Apologies to the acts whose accents on their names I've missed out -like Michael Brunstrom I don't know how to get accents for letters on my keyboard. Please forgive me*)
This took too long to go through for me to write a bio for each show - so look them up yourself!
Alexander Bennett: They Call Me Daddy Punchlines Ali Brice: Bin Wondering Alison Thea-Skot: Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame Andrew O'Neill - We are Not in the Least Afraid of Ruins; We Carry a New World in Our Hearts Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit A Booklover's Comedy Show Borne of Chaos - Eric Lampaert Currie and Brice - Kraudwerk Daisy Earl: Fairy elephant Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy (But I Reckon it’s Easier for Straight, White Men?) Dave Green: Guest Bed David McIver: Teleport Desiree Burch: Desiree’s Coming Early! Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800 Ed & Joz's Deleted Scenes Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off! Francesco De Carlo: Winning Hearts and Minds Gabby Best: 10,432 Sheep Garrett Millerick: Smile Garry Starr Conquers Troy Gråinne Maguire: Guys… it’s problematic Grant Buse: Touche Buse Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face Helen Duff Is the Tits Hugh Davies: The Carpark James Hancox: 1000 Great Lives James Meehan - Never Better James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face Jim Campbell: Beef Joey Page - Afterlife John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations Johnny White Really-Really: Unending Torment! Josh Glanc: Glance You for Having Me Katie Prichard: Storm Stud Kayla MacQuarrie: Traumatised The Latebloomers: Scotland! Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk Len BLanco: Firing Blancs Leo Mohr: When I Was Zorro The LOL Word Lucy Pearman: Baggage Lulu Popplewell: The Humble Bumbole Maisie Adam: Hang Fire Mawaan Rizwan: Werk in Progress Michael Brunstrom: World of Sports Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh’s Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar Nick Helm: Phoenix from the Flames An Objectively Funny Night Olga Koch: If / Then Pat Cahill: Uncle Len Needs a New Part for his Hoover Peter Brush: Present. Tense. Phil Ellis: Au Revoir Pope’s Addiction Clinic Rich Wilson: Death Becomes Him Rob Kemp - Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer Rosie Jones: Backward Ryan Dalton: When nature Calls Ryan Lan Will Be There Now in a Minute Sara Barron: Enemies Closer Séayoncé Deja Voodoo Serena Flynn: Baubo Goddess of Filth Siblings: The Siblinginging Sleeping Trees: Silly Funny Boys Sophie Duker: Venus Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind Tamysn Kelly: Petroc Tiff Stevenson: Mother Tom Taylor: Is the Indie Feel-Good Hit of the Summer Tom Walker : Very Very Tony Law and Phil Nichol: Virtue Chamber Echo Bravo Two Little Dickheads: Kapow Viggo the Viking Will Duggan: Class Two Zahra Barri’s Special (Work in Progress) Zoe Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human