As a comedy festival spin-off of the short-lived current affairs programme ‘The Late Edition’, the suitably renamed ‘The Early Edition’ is the perfect way to commence any day at The Fringe. Providing the audience with all the muck and magniloquence from the tabloids and broadsheets are hosts Andre Vincent and Marcus Brigstocke, who are accompanied each day by two surprise comedians. The show is similar to the US political comedy shows ‘The Daily Show’, ‘The Colbert Report’, and ‘Real Time’ in that it critiques the media and institutions though not at the expense of humour. Prepare for some seemingly unscripted appearances to keep things interesting as well. A raving, topless Phil Jupitus is all this reviewer has ever wanted.
Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-25 Aug, 2.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Christopher Rumbles]