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Issue 51 - On the Fringe

Scotland Magazine Issue 51
June 2010


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On the Fringe

We highlight some of the acts appearing at the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Just One More Thing King Dome 10pm 4th-30th August Star of Channel 4’s Rude Tube and Balls of Steel, and So You Think You’re Funny finalist 1999, Alex Zane brings his brand new stand up show to the Fringe. He’s come a long way from a childhood spent dressing like Columbo, he’ll probably tell you about meeting Burt Reynolds, how to avoid witch hangings, bird strikes, his time at medical school and the day James Bond compared him to a plate.

There’ll be other things too. Daniel Rigby Afterbirth Pleasance Below 7.15pm 4-30th (not 16th) August At the age of 19 Daniel Rigby was converted to Christianity. After being stood up by Jesus every Sunday for two years he dumped him. Dead Cat Bounce Too Fast For Love Gilded Balloon Night Club 9.45pm 4-30th (not 16th) August Ireland’s favourite comedy rock supergroup is back in Edinburgh. Expect smoke machines, screaming guitar solos and everything from hip-hop slow jams to ‘80s stadium anthems. The Golden Lizard Mike Wozniak and Henry Paker Pleasance Below 4.45pm 4-30th (not 16th) August Who is Floyd Vernon? Two award winning comedians deliver a clutch of bizarre characters, bogus science and scrambled mystery. Jason Byrne 2010 Assembly Hall 9pm 5th-30th (not 16th) August He’s moved in, he’s officially a Scot, there’s just no getting rid of Jason Byrne at the Fringe. He returns each year with a show that is hilarious, exciting, and full of surprises. Jason Manford I’m Turning Into My Dad EICC 8pm 7th-11th August Following his total sell out tour in 2009, the phenomenal success of his debut DVD and appearances on ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (2009) and ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), the hugely popular, award winning comedian and ‘8 out of 10 Cats’ team captain returns to Edinburgh for 5 nights at the EICC. John Bishop Sunshine Tour McEwan Hall 9.05pm 4th-30th (not 16th) August Following the enormous success of his smash hit, total sell out ‘Elvis Has Left The Building’ tour and Edinburgh Comedy Award Nomination, stand-up comedian, John Bishop is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. Justin Moorhouse The Boiled Egg on the Beach Baby Grand 9.30pm 4th-30th August Had all you can of experimental theatre and artistic angst? Look no further for one of the funniest hours you’ll see on the fringe. Watching Justin live is a joy to behold, his comedy only coming second to his modesty. Justin didn’t write this. He got someone else to do it but he agrees. Pappy’s (pictured below) Pleasance One 7.20pm 4th-30th August From Channel 4 & Radio 4 and fresh from a massive international tour, return with their biggest show ever! Pete Firman Jokes and Tricks King Dome 7.10pm 4th-30th August Prepare to be amazed and amused by Britain’s leading comedy magician as he returns with the best tricks.

After sell-out shows in 2007/08/09 Pete has established himself as one of Edinburgh’s hottest tickets. Ronna and Beverly Pleasance Below 5.45pm 4th-29th (not 16th) August LA cult hit “Ronna & Beverly” is a raucous live chat show hosted by America’s favourite fifty-something Jewish mothers. The Sunday Defensive Further Complications Pleasance Hut 4.45pm 4-30th (not 16th) August Bespectacled duo Phil Gilbert and Jacob Edwards proudly present their hotly anticipated follow-up to last year’s sell-out show ‘Friend and Foe’.

The live favourites present their unique blend of classic double act banter.