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Final Fun at the Fringe

31 Aug

Photograph of Edinburgh Fireworks

It’s the last day of the Fringe. Boooo.

But it’s a lovely sunny day! Yeah!

Some venues finished their programmes yesterday, plus a ton of shows have been cancelled so here is our pick of the best comedy shows for the last day. Please check with the relevant box office or Fringe Office before finalising your plans.

  • For a spot of lunchtime comedy, go to see Tom Binns (12.40 at the Bosco Tent, George Square)
  • OR Austentatious (1.15pm at the Underbelly)
  • If you haven’t seen BEASTS yet, what are you thinking?! Get down there! (4.45pm at Pleasance Courtyard)
  • OR if you have seen them, an excellent alternative is Adam Hess, who was shortlisted for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer this year (5.20pm at the Hive)
  • Our next recommendation is The Pin (7pm at Pleasance Dome) followed by a mad dash to Lazy Susan (8.10pm at Pleasance Dome)
  • OR how about Joseph Murpurgo, shortlisted for this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award? (8.15pm at Pleasance Courtyard)
  • OR if you prefer a leisurely walk after The Pin, you have a choice of shows at 9pm: Felicity Ward (Pleasance Courtyard)
  • OR the marvellous Spencer Jones would be a wonderfully surreal way to end the Fringe (9pm at The Hive)
  • Don’t forget the Edinburgh International Festival has their fireworks tonight, so find a hill and celebrate the end of a brilliant month.
  • And if you’re really going to go for it, why not finish at Late ‘n’ Live to take you through to tomorrow? (1am at Gilded Balloon)

Have fun! For those heading back home, have a safe journey and we’ll see you next year. For the locals, see you very soon, after a long sleep! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Your weekend schedule from Punchline x

28 Aug

It’s the final weekend of the Edinburgh Fringe! Maybe you’ve had a long week at work, maybe you’re through for the weekend. A lot of our top 10 shows sold out long ago, and some (not all!) of the Foster’s Award nominees’ shows have been snapped up… so what to see? We’ve put together a cracker of a schedule of shows that you may still get tickets for if you’re quick! (Tickets still available when this article was published)

FRIDAY 28th AUGUST

photo of BEASTS

BEASTS

Photograph of Tom Parry

Tom Parry

Photograph of Angela Barnes

Angela Barnes

photograph of John Hastings

John Hastings

16:45 (1h) BEASTS: Live DVD at Pleasance Courtyard, ÂŁ10

Read our recommendation here

18:20 (1h) Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt at The Tron, donation at end (or buy a T-shirt!)

Read our recommendation here

20:15 (1h) Angela Barnes: Come As You Are at Pleasance Courtyard, ÂŁ11

Comedy Nirvana (sorry, it had to be done) from someone who makes sharp, unpretentious comedy seem like the most natural thing in the world. Think of a cold beer just when you need it; that’s this show.

21:40 (1h) John Hastings: Marked from the Start at Pleasance Courtyard, ÂŁ10

Read our recommendation here

SATURDAY 29th AUGUST

13:15 (1h) Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band at The Three Sisters, donation at end

Read our recommendation here

16:05 (1h) Laura Lexx: Lovely at Underbelly Med Quad, ÂŁ10.50

Read our recommendation here

17:30 (1h) Larry Dean: Out Now! at Pleasance Courtyard, ÂŁ12

19:15 (1h) David O’Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O’Doherty at Assembly, George Square

21:00 (50min) Spencer Jones Presents: The Herbert in Proper Job at The Hive, donation at end (and you can buy a CD at the end!)

This man will make you laugh like you did when you were a child. It’s so funny you might be sick.

00:10 (1h) Birthday Girls: Party Vibes  at Pleasance Courtyard, donation at end

Another chance to see the show that makes any night feel like a Saturday night. Very funny. Very rude. High energy. Everything you want from a party. Lovely.

SUNDAY 30th AUGUST

12:40 (1h) Tom Binns: The Club Sets at The Bosco Tent, Assembly Gardens, ÂŁ11

Read our recommendation here

14:30 (1h) Tiernan Douieb: The World’s Full of Idiots, Let’s Live in Space at The Liquid Rooms Annexe

He’ll make you laugh and think, a LOT.

17:30 (50min)  Lou Sanders: Excuse Me, You’re Sitting on my Penis, Again at The City CafĂ© (donation at end)

For an hour of silliness, borderline hysteria and stealth thought provocation, see Lou.

19:10 (50min) Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap at The Liquid Rooms, donation at end

You can even download the Punchline Weekend Schedule as a pdf. Let us know how you get on!

Punchline Recommends: Tom Toal ‘Sunshine on Bexleyheath’

25 Aug

Words by Susan Ford

Tom Toal is a real feel-good, super-lovely comedian, and it’s completely impossible not to enjoy an hour in his company. This year Tom Toal returns to the Edinburgh Festival for his second full show ‘Sunshine on Bexleyheath’ at Pleasance Courtyard, and I strongly recommend taking the time to watch him now.
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Tom Toal’s set is a story, a heartwarming narrative about all the good and challenging things in his life. From raising his baby daughter to leaving/returning to his hometown of Bexleyheath, Tom questions and reviews his younger self and how much he has changed since making his original plans. Tom Toal always delivers a good story, and his words are completely infectious the more he travels through the tales.

Catch Tom Toal ‘Sunshine on Bexleyheath‘ at Pleasance Courtyard 20.30 throughout the Fringe.

Punchline Recommends: Nish Kumar ‘Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever’

25 Aug

Words by Susan Ford

Nish Kumar is a truly brilliant comedian, and he is showing Fringe audiences just how good he is with his new show ‘Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever’. As a self-confessed left-wing comedian, Nish covers some very big issues, and he covers them well, bringing humour to personal and pertinent topics.
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Nish Kumar’s show title may throw you off course, dumming down just how clever Nish is for a good laugh. However, Nish really is the smartest man on stage at this year’s Fringe, expertly weaving jokes and pure comedic gold in to his well thought out narrative. Nish puts his points across strongly, but more importantly, keeps the audience continuously laughing from the second he is on stage, to the second he leaves.

Catch Nish Kumar ‘Long Word… Long Word… Blah Blah Blah… I’m So Clever‘ at Pleasance Courtyard Upstairs at 19.15.

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