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Comedy is the largest strand of the Edinburgh Fringe, and that programme constitutes the biggest comedy festival in the world, featuring stand-up, sketch, improv, physical and musical comedy, and more, with the very newest talent and some of the big name panel show regulars, plus hundreds of free shows in amongst the wider programme.
3 To See ED2014: Sketch comedy
3 To See ED2014: Sketch comedy

30 July 2014

Time for some more comedy tips everybody? How about three top sketch troupes for your enjoyment? Here's ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses with some...

Sarah Campbell: Top Fringe worries
Sarah Campbell: Top Fringe worries

30 July 2014

This is the biggest cultural extravaganza on the planet bar none. For you ticket buyers that can result in the fear that the show...

3 To See ED2014: Referendum-themed comedy
3 To See ED2014: Referendum-themed comedy

29 July 2014

Ah the referendum. Those of you who are local may be bored of the whole thing by know and wish you could just cast...

Izzard to lead multinational comedy gala
Izzard to lead multinational comedy gala

28 July 2014

As if your Fringe schedules weren't full enough already, that darn Eddie Izzard has just demanded you clear a late night slot just...

3 To See ED2014: Comedy misery and death, yay!
3 To See ED2014: Comedy misery and death, yay!

27 July 2014

Welcome to the Edinburgh Festival of comedy and joy. And now here's ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses with three comedy shows about misery and...

Chris Turner: Standing up, not digging down
Chris Turner: Standing up, not digging down

27 July 2014

Chris Turner’s tutors at Oxford were never convinced he was really committed to Archaeology & Anthropology. They’re perceptive these Archaeology types, given Turner...

3 To See ED2014: ThreeWeeks approved comedy
3 To See ED2014: ThreeWeeks approved comedy

26 July 2014

Does what it says on the tin this set of 3 To See tips. Even though we banned ThreeWeeks reviewers from using that...

Zoe Lyons: Champion mustard cutter
Zoe Lyons: Champion mustard cutter

24 July 2014

Long-term ThreeWeeks favourite Zoe Lyons is back at the Fringe this year with a brand new show called ‘Mustard Cutter’, an hour of...

3 To See ED2014: Top Improv Comedy Tips
3 To See ED2014: Top Improv Comedy Tips

24 July 2014

ThreeWeeks co-Editor Caro developed a sincere love of improv comedy during her years as a student in Edinburgh, when attending the regular Friday...

Edinburgh Comedy Awards judging panel confirmed
Edinburgh Comedy Awards judging panel confirmed

23 July 2014

Ah, the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, 34 years old this summer. Yep, once again a team of laugh connoisseurs will be roaming the city...

Dan Schreiber: The idiot elf arrives at the Fringe
Dan Schreiber: The idiot elf arrives at the Fringe

23 July 2014

Dan Schreiber is one of the 'QI elves' to which Stephen Fry often refers on the popular BBC panel show, helping dig up...

HiBROW and Odeon take the Fringe to the UK's cinema screens
HiBROW and Odeon take the Fringe to the UK's cinema screens

19 July 2014

HiBROW, a digital venture that documents the arts online, has announced an alliance with the Odeon group which will see highlights from this...

Mark Restuccia: How to fill a stand-up's day
Mark Restuccia: How to fill a stand-up's day

19 July 2014

Mark Restuccia was previously seen at the Fringe presenting a treatise on how to succeed at internet dating, and an explicit expose of...

Sam Brady: 8 simple ways to be kind at the Fringe
Sam Brady: 8 simple ways to be kind at the Fringe

17 July 2014

He may be a failed Buddhist monk, but that hasn't stopped Sam Brady from setting out on a mission to spread a little...

Packed lined up confirmed for this year's Waverley Care Gala
Packed lined up confirmed for this year's Waverley Care Gala

16 July 2014

Ah, the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care. It's always a packed night of top stand-up, even if the time I...

Susan Calman: The lady like Fringe
Susan Calman: The lady like Fringe

13 July 2014

Her neighbours may call her "the mad cat lady", but round here Susan Calman is a ThreeWeeks favourite, back at the Fringe this year...

 
Look out for reviews of the comedy programme at Festival 2014 here from early August.

  • Underbelly postpones controversial Israeli-backed show, seeks alternative venue
  • 3 To See ED2014: War-themed theatre picks
  • Ramin Gray: Completing the Bard
  • Edinburgh Fringe kicks off today (unofficially speaking)
  • Nadia Brooks: Speaking about the words
  • Izzard to lead multinational comedy gala
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