Here they are! Our picks for this year’s Fringe. As usual, we advise you to see these acts live as YouTube just doesn’t do them justice.
With sizzling stories ranging from Stephen Fry and Prince William to Nazis, this bright young comic sheds blazing light on current themes in Britain and the U.S.
8pm, Pleasance Courtyard
Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!
An hour of comic perfection with a twist of horror that will stay with you long after the show. Who says sketch is harmless?
4.20pm, Assembly George Square
Easy going hour of top notch comedy from this incredibly assured comedian. Only in his second Fringe, he already has star quality. Get in there.
9.30pm, Pleasance Courtyard
An afternoon delight with material as fascinating as it is explicit. Lou has a charismatic charm that has to be experienced live.
12.30pm, Monkey Barrel
After years of comedy experience behind the scenes as a TV writer, Rosie Jones is making a killer start to her stand up career with an impressive supply of wicked one-liners.
8.30pm, Pleasance Courtyard
Worshipped by many, Tim Key recently made a splendid short film, Wonderdate, for the BBC. This is the live show along the same lines.
11.15pm, Pleasance Courtyard from 16th August
If you haven’t seen her on TV yet, you will soon. Suzi upped her game last year and this may be your last chance to see her in a smaller venue.
9.45pm, Pleasance Courtyard
Kieran Hodgson reinvents himself yet again, this time with a new perspective on Brexit.
8.15pm, Pleasance Courtyard
Laura Lexx has reached a new level in life and comedy. She whetted our appetite with her fantastic Punchline Q&A and we can’t wait to see this year’s show.
5.15pm, Gilded Balloon
They have had a gazillion YouTube hits and deservedly so. High energy and polished sketches from this switched-on trio.
We’ve been banging on about her for years. If you have seen her you’ll know why; if you haven’t, get a wiggle on.
9pm, Pleasance Courtyard
Most shows are on every day until 26th August and some have a day off. Please double check details and availability with the venue.