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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.
Pomme Is French For Apple: The art of flirting
Pomme Is French For Apple: The art of flirting

22 August 2014

Well, we couldn’t let the Festival finish without offering our readers some flirting advice could we. Could we? Well, seemingly no. So, thanks aplenty...

Nick Hall: An anti-literacy campaign
Nick Hall: An anti-literacy campaign

22 August 2014

After three weeks performing in a former children's library, Nick Hall is launching an anti-literacy campaign. Ahead of his final show (go see it, 3.55pm...

Tom Neenan: The incident at the Half Moon Inn (A Fringe ghost story)
Tom Neenan: The incident at the Half Moon Inn (A Fringe ghost story)

22 August 2014

As we head into this final weekend of Fringe madness, how about we sit back, relax for a few minutes, and share some ghost...

Jason Cook: Celebrating broken flyerers
Jason Cook: Celebrating broken flyerers

21 August 2014

Veteran Edinburgh type Jason Cook – Clatterschenkfieternmaus alumnus and creator of TV’s ‘Hebburn’ – back this year with his latest show ‘Broken’, surveys...

Alfie Moore: Scottish law
Alfie Moore: Scottish law

21 August 2014

Former police sergeant and star of Radio 4’s ‘It's A Fair Cop’, Alfie Moore, always likes to give some time, while at the...

Rayguns Look Real Enough: Heading for the Hall Of Fame?
Rayguns Look Real Enough: Heading for the Hall Of Fame?

21 August 2014

Rayguns Look Real Enough are back in Edinburgh with their unique blend of mash-up rock and tiger suits (well, just the one tiger...

Edinburgh's comedy award frenzy
Edinburgh's comedy award frenzy

20 August 2014

So, it’s busy busy on the comedy awards front as the Fringe reaches its final furlong, with the Edinburgh Comedy Award shortlists published...

Caroline Kaplan: Twelve Lessons I’ve Learned About Comedy After Seeing 34 Shows at the Fringe
Caroline Kaplan: Twelve Lessons I’ve Learned About Comedy After Seeing 34 Shows at the Fringe

20 August 2014

As we near the finale of Festival 2014, how about some thoughts from an American first-time Fringe performer and attendee? Take it away Caroline...

Dan Clark: Brings him selfie back to the Fringe
Dan Clark: Brings him selfie back to the Fringe

20 August 2014

Edinburgh veteran Dan Clark hasn’t done a full run at the Fringe for seven years, and it’s got to be said, we missed...

Catriona Knox: Post-boom bloom
Catriona Knox: Post-boom bloom

20 August 2014

You, like us, may have first come across the super-talented Catriona Knox as one third of the rather successful sketch troupe the Boom...

Gein’s Family Giftshop: A Question For Three
Gein’s Family Giftshop: A Question For Three

19 August 2014

We put the same question to all three members of a Fringe trio.  What gift would you take home (for yourself or a loved...

Slayer launches new Fringe comedy prize
Slayer launches new Fringe comedy prize

19 August 2014

His Fringe programme having generated both an Edinburgh Comedy Award and two Malcolm Hardee Awards last August, Bob Slayer has decided it is...

Ria Lina: Five lessons to teach in homeschool
Ria Lina: Five lessons to teach in homeschool

18 August 2014

Having decided to homeschool her kids, Ria Lina suddenly realised what fun she could have devising her own curriculum. With her ’School Of Riason’...

Photo Shoot: Dan Clark
Photo Shoot: Dan Clark

18 August 2014

Dan Clark is back at the Fringe with his first full Edinburgh run in seven years. To celebrate we catch up with him in...

Dane Baptiste: Ten things to do at the Fringe when you’re dead (that is, you died on stage)
Dane Baptiste: Ten things to do at the Fringe when you’re dead (that is, you died on stage)

18 August 2014

So every comedian’s been there. The night you died on stage. But you know what, you can survive it. You will survive it. And...

Photo Shoot: Rayguns Look Real Enough
Photo Shoot: Rayguns Look Real Enough

17 August 2014

Maybe they're headed to the Hall Or Fame, maybe they're not, but Rayguns Look Real Enough are definitely heading to the pages of ThreeWeeks...

Jim Campbell: The do’s and don’ts of Fringe flat sharing
Jim Campbell: The do’s and don’ts of Fringe flat sharing

17 August 2014

Jim Campbell knows a thing or two about personal space. Well, it's what he called his Fringe show, that is for certain. But what about...

Joey Page: This is not a quiz
Joey Page: This is not a quiz

17 August 2014

This, we can’t stress enough, is not a quiz. Though if you are wondering whether or not you are eligible to attend Joey...

Finalists announced for Amused Moose Laughter Awards
Finalists announced for Amused Moose Laughter Awards

16 August 2014

The finalists were announced yesterday for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards supported by 2entertain. The second strand of Amused Moose’s annual comedy awards...

Titty Bar Ha Ha: The Great Escape
Titty Bar Ha Ha: The Great Escape

16 August 2014

If you're feeling the strain as we approach the end of Week Two, perhaps it's time for a 'great escape' from the Festival...

Baba Brinkman: Religious Rap-Ture
Baba Brinkman: Religious Rap-Ture

15 August 2014

ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winner Baba Brinkman is back at the Fringe this year with not one, not two, but three shows, including ‘The...

John Robertson: A ThreeWeeks nifty history
John Robertson: A ThreeWeeks nifty history

15 August 2014

'A Nifty History Of Evil', one of three shows featuring a John Robertson at the Fringe this year, promises "2000 years of humans, sinister...

Massive Dad: A Question For Three
Massive Dad: A Question For Three

15 August 2014

We put the same question to all three members of a Fringe trio. What is the best life advice you’ve ever been given? STEVIE MARTIN:...

Abigoliah Schamaun: How to talk dirty and influence people
Abigoliah Schamaun: How to talk dirty and influence people

14 August 2014

“She looks for jokes in places where Frankie Boyle fears to tread” said The Skinny of Abigoliah Schamaun. But if you think shock comedy...

Sophie Willan: Meet the novice detective
Sophie Willan: Meet the novice detective

14 August 2014

Stand-up Sophie Willan becomes the Novice Detective for Fringe audiences this year as she retells the true story of how she and her...

Reviews Feature: Reviewing the ****ing Fringe
Reviews Feature: Reviewing the ****ing Fringe

13 August 2014

ThreeWeeks Podcast Editor Tom Bragg checks out the shows with censored titles. Having set myself the remit of reviewing only shows with an asterisk...

Barry Ferns: Top ten Fringe publicity stunts
Barry Ferns: Top ten Fringe publicity stunts

13 August 2014

Creativity is bursting from the seams of Edinburgh over the Festival, it’s everywhere. And not just on stage, it’s also in the PR...

Short & Curly: The penis on the posters Who Dunnit?
Short & Curly: The penis on the posters Who Dunnit?

13 August 2014

Remember that time Kunt & The Gang distributed cock n ball stickers all over Edinburgh, ensuring every comedian with a poster stuck to...

Fringe comics heckle Christ
Fringe comics heckle Christ

13 August 2014

As they always say, anyone’s welcome to do stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe, just as long as they can take the heckles. Though...

Reviews Feature: Shows by Chris
Reviews Feature: Shows by Chris

13 August 2014

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Chris Cooke reviews comedy shows featuring, well, a Chris. How big a narcissist do you need to be to only review shows...

Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie: Act To Act
Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie: Act To Act

13 August 2014

Fringe legend Janey Godley, or “the slightly wicked godmother of Scottish comedy” if you want her own description, is back at the Festival....

Artists For Gaza to stage fundraiser for MAP tonight
Artists For Gaza to stage fundraiser for MAP tonight

12 August 2014

A special Fringe show will take place tonight at The Assembly Rooms to raise funds for Medical Aid For Palestinians, a British-based charity...

Eddie Izzard leads tributes from the Fringe to Robin Williams
Eddie Izzard leads tributes from the Fringe to Robin Williams

12 August 2014

Few non-Edinburgh news stories burst the often-called ‘Fringe Bubble’, meaning that once you’re on the inside world events generally pass you by. But...

Photo Shoot: Chris Martin
Photo Shoot: Chris Martin

12 August 2014

So we had a chat with that there stand-up type Chris Martin for the Week Two edition of ThreeWeeks and headed to The...

Letter To Edinburgh: Nat Luurtsema
Letter To Edinburgh: Nat Luurtsema

12 August 2014

Nat Luurtsema is taking a year off the Edinburgh Fringe. So she sent everyone else this letter... Hi guys!! I’m hearing a great buzz about...

Photo Shoot: Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie
Photo Shoot: Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie

11 August 2014

The second ThreeWeeks cover stars of 2014 are Janey Godley and Ashley Storrie, as mother interviews daughter to celebrate the two stand-ups appearing...

Aidan Goatley: Top Scottish films
Aidan Goatley: Top Scottish films

10 August 2014

If you're looking for a break from the Festival frenzy, and fancy kicking back for a couple of hours with a good movie,...

Chris Martin: Fringe responsibilliness
Chris Martin: Fringe responsibilliness

10 August 2014

Chris Martin is back with a brand new show at this year’s Fringe - ‘Responsibilliness’ - an exploration of the responsibilities that come...

BEASTS: A Question For Three
BEASTS: A Question For Three

9 August 2014

We put the same question to all three members of a Fringe trio. A question for BEASTS: What one thing is guaranteed to split...

Marcel Lucont & Yacine Belhousse: Act To Act
Marcel Lucont & Yacine Belhousse: Act To Act

9 August 2014

Paris-based stand-up Yacine Belhousse, who supported Eddie Izzard on a recent French tour, is in Edinburgh this month to perform an all-English show...

Thanks for the (Fringe) memories: The Nualas
Thanks for the (Fringe) memories: The Nualas

8 August 2014

Undeniably Fringe favourites back in the day, The Nualas are back at the Festival for the first time in over a decade. Yes,...

A poem from Justice Radiator
A poem from Justice Radiator

6 August 2014

We are Jeremy Steam-Irons and Clarence Pennywether. Together we are Justice Radiator. Poetry on patrol. Taking down injustice with word bullets. Open your minds - we are...

Axis Of Awesome: The axis most awesome returns
Axis Of Awesome: The axis most awesome returns

6 August 2014

Axis Of Awesome are Fringe legends, though only one third of the Fringe’s own rock band was at the Edinburgh Festival last year,...

Photo Shoot: Axis Of Awesome
Photo Shoot: Axis Of Awesome

5 August 2014

The first ThreeWeeks cover stars of 2014 are the marvellous Axis Of Awesome. We locked the guys in the Loft Bar at the...

A Fringe full of ventures Part 1: Freestival
A Fringe full of ventures Part 1: Freestival

5 August 2014

Whilst widely regarded as the biggest cultural festival of them all, the Edinburgh Fringe is also a significant forum for cultural entrepreneurialism. Behind the...

Letter To Edinburgh: Doug Segal
Letter To Edinburgh: Doug Segal

5 August 2014

I know what you’re all thinking, where the hell is that Doug Segal, freaking people out with his mentalist skills? Well, he’s not at...

Renkow takes first comedy gong of the Fringe
Renkow takes first comedy gong of the Fringe

4 August 2014

We may only be a few days into the Festival, but we have a Fringe winner for you already. The finals of Amused...

Virgin takes Fringe comedy to the skies
Virgin takes Fringe comedy to the skies

3 August 2014

We all know every room in Edinburgh becomes a venue in August, but it seems even that isn't enough space for the ever...

3 To See ED2014: Musical comedy
3 To See ED2014: Musical comedy

3 August 2014

For her final batch of comedy tips, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses picks some musical comedy shows. David Elms: Nurture Boy I believe this is David...

David O'Doherty to perform extra gig tonight to support fellow Fringe show
David O'Doherty to perform extra gig tonight to support fellow Fringe show

2 August 2014

The always marvellous David O'Doherty will perform an extra one-off show at SpaceCabaret @ 54 tonight at 10.30pm to help out another Fringe...

Celia Pacquola: Seeing how it all works out
Celia Pacquola: Seeing how it all works out

2 August 2014

Originally from Melbourne, Celia Pacquola has become a favourite at both her home city's annual comedy festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. And the...

Patrick Monahan on his preview night surprise
Patrick Monahan on his preview night surprise

1 August 2014

So Patrick Monahan may have won a ThreeWeeks Editors' Award two years ago, but this time round he gets the First Night Surprise...

3 To See ED2014: Free acts you’ve probably heard of
3 To See ED2014: Free acts you’ve probably heard of

1 August 2014

The Fringe's free show strands are bigger than ever this year, with plenty of great acts to choose from. You get in for...

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...

 

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