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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.

Comedy awards flow at the Edinburgh Fringe
Comedy awards flow at the Edinburgh Fringe

29 August 2015

The Edinburgh Festival awards keep on coming, so let’s round up some of the comedy...

ThreeWeeks Editors' Awards presented for 2015
ThreeWeeks Editors' Awards presented for 2015

29 August 2015

We presented our ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall library this morning, celebrating...

TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 28.08.15
TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 28.08.15

28 August 2015

It's the TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival. This week, we chat to the Giraffe...

Three To See on 28 Aug: Michael J Dolan, Soweto Afro Pop Opera, Abnormally Funny People
Three To See on 28 Aug: Michael J Dolan, Soweto Afro Pop Opera, Abnormally Funny People

27 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Friday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Michael J Dolan – Miserable Guts (pictured) Check...

Ally Houston: Clowning with stand-up
Ally Houston: Clowning with stand-up

27 August 2015

Glasgow-born stand-up Ally Houston reckons all comedians have an inner clown. His is called Shandy,...

Three To See on 27 Aug: Confirmation, Sofie Hagen, Bromance
Three To See on 27 Aug: Confirmation, Sofie Hagen, Bromance

26 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Thursday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Confirmation A top tip this one. Say we:...

Edinburgh's comedy shortlists incoming
Edinburgh's comedy shortlists incoming

26 August 2015

So here you go then, have some Edinburgh Fringe-style comedy award shortlists to digest, dissect,...

Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrapped
Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrapped

26 August 2015

Lots of real life, and a little Westlife-themed fan fiction, fill Sofie Hagen’s first full...

Michael J Dolan: Three Thousand Weeks
Michael J Dolan: Three Thousand Weeks

25 August 2015

So, we’re into week three of these ThreeWeeks now, what’s your plan for the grand...

Phone gag tops Dave's list of Fringe one-liners
Phone gag tops Dave's list of Fringe one-liners

25 August 2015

So, it’s that point in the Festival where ten comedians have to tolerate media like...

Richard Gadd takes Amused Moose award
Richard Gadd takes Amused Moose award

24 August 2015

The grand final of the annual Amused Moose Awards took place at theSpace @ Symposium...

Henry Maynard: Flabbergasting the Fringe
Henry Maynard: Flabbergasting the Fringe

24 August 2015

Flabbergast Theatre wowed us and the Fringe at recent festivals with their ‘Boris & Sergey’...

Three To See on 24 Aug: Jimmy McGhie, Women's Hour, BEASTS
Three To See on 24 Aug: Jimmy McGhie, Women's Hour, BEASTS

23 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Monday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Women’s Hour A absolute must-see this show, if...

Photo Shoot: From David’s camera
Photo Shoot: From David’s camera

23 August 2015

The ThreeWeeks photo team have been busy capturing some of our favourite shows and performers...

Photo Shoot: From Kat's camera
Photo Shoot: From Kat's camera

22 August 2015

The ThreeWeeks photo team have been busy capturing some of our favourite shows and performers...

Three To See on 23 Aug: Amused Moose, Vertical Influences, The Elephant In The Room
Three To See on 23 Aug: Amused Moose, Vertical Influences, The Elephant In The Room

22 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Sunday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final (pictured) It’s...

Festival Of The Spoken Nerd: Fringe Charts 3
Festival Of The Spoken Nerd: Fringe Charts 3

22 August 2015

“Science comedy phenomenon” no less, Festival Of The Spoken Nerd are back, and this time...

Finalists announced for Amused Moose Comedy Awards
Finalists announced for Amused Moose Comedy Awards

21 August 2015

So, the final of the Amused Moose Comedy Award will take place this very Sunday...

Idil Sukan: Awarding the comedy creatives
Idil Sukan: Awarding the comedy creatives

21 August 2015

If you're a Fringe regular, there is a chance you’ve seen more of Idil Sukan’s...

Keith Farnan: The Fringe survival guide for children
Keith Farnan: The Fringe survival guide for children

20 August 2015

Keith Farnan is at the Fringe with a child in tow for the first time...

Three To See on 20 Aug: Michael Legge, Nish Kumar, Tatterdemalion
Three To See on 20 Aug: Michael Legge, Nish Kumar, Tatterdemalion

19 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Thursday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Michael Legge So, our Week Two issue...

Another awards round up: Angels, Posters and more
Another awards round up: Angels, Posters and more

19 August 2015

OK, we gave you an update on The Scotsman’s first batch of Fringe First winners...

Michael Legge: Telling it like it is
Michael Legge: Telling it like it is

19 August 2015

We decided weeks before the Festival began that this would be the year when we...

Three To See on 19 Aug: Off The Mic, Simon Thacker, The Very Grey Matter Of Edward Blank
Three To See on 19 Aug: Off The Mic, Simon Thacker, The Very Grey Matter Of Edward Blank

18 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Wednesday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Off The Mic (pictured) 'Off The Mic' is...

Stand-up encourages performers to donate unused fringe food to charity
Stand-up encourages performers to donate unused fringe food to charity

18 August 2015

If you, like I, rent a flat in Edinburgh each Festival, and then buy lots...

Three To See on 18 Aug: Traces, Adam Riches, Richard Gadd
Three To See on 18 Aug: Traces, Adam Riches, Richard Gadd

17 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Tuesday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Traces (pictured) “This is so mind-blowing that it...

Ian Smith: Here, there and whereabouts
Ian Smith: Here, there and whereabouts

17 August 2015

I think it’s fair to say Ian Smith wowed our reviewer with his 2015 show...

Get off the mic and read: New book on the art of stand up to launch at the Fringe
Get off the mic and read: New book on the art of stand up to launch at the Fringe

17 August 2015

Two years ago, former Xfm DJ Marsha Shandur appeared here in the pages of ThreeWeeks...

Three To See on 17 Aug: Bathtime, Balletronic, Bucket
Three To See on 17 Aug: Bathtime, Balletronic, Bucket

16 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Monday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. The Monday of Week Two is...

Lieven Scheire: Revenge of the nerds
Lieven Scheire: Revenge of the nerds

16 August 2015

Science stand-up and “Belgium’s funniest physicist” Lieven Scheire is at the Fringe this year promising...

TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 16.08.15
TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 16.08.15

16 August 2015

It's the TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival. And a little bit later than advertised...

Three To See on 16 Aug: Ben Norris, The Last Kill, James Acaster
Three To See on 16 Aug: Ben Norris, The Last Kill, James Acaster

15 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Sunday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Family We’ll...

Festival Of The Spoken Nerd: Fringe Charts 2
Festival Of The Spoken Nerd: Fringe Charts 2

15 August 2015

“Science comedy phenomenon” no less, Festival Of The Spoken Nerd are back, and this time...

Three To See on 15 Aug: Jessie Cave, The Bookbinder, Splitfoot
Three To See on 15 Aug: Jessie Cave, The Bookbinder, Splitfoot

14 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Saturday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Jessie Cave – I Loved Her (pictured) “Jessie...

Chris Betts: Bar etiquette during the Fringe
Chris Betts: Bar etiquette during the Fringe

14 August 2015

You’ll likely be spending a lot of time in pubs and bars during the Festival,...

Goose: Set loose with a one-man cartoon
Goose: Set loose with a one-man cartoon

14 August 2015

Adam Drake and Ben Rowse are, together, Goose. Ben writes and directs. Adam writers and...

Liftshare social enterprise encourages Fringe-goers to think green this Festival
Liftshare social enterprise encourages Fringe-goers to think green this Festival

12 August 2015

Social enterprise Liftshare - which, says the customary company blurb, encourages and enables people to...

Three To See on 13 Aug: Adam Riches, Racing Minds, The History Of Music
Three To See on 13 Aug: Adam Riches, Racing Minds, The History Of Music

12 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Thursday at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Adam Riches is Coach Coach Our Week...

Poetry Corner #04: by Dan Simpson and Oli Forsyth from Stand Up & Slam!
Poetry Corner #04: by Dan Simpson and Oli Forsyth from Stand Up & Slam!

12 August 2015

ThreeWeeks invites Fringe-favourite poets to put some words to paper – or a portable device...

Chris Kent: No stalling
Chris Kent: No stalling

12 August 2015

Last year Chris Kent entertained his audience with stories aplenty set in his hometown of...

Three To See on 12 Aug: Valiant, Jazzamatazz!, Jonny Awsum
Three To See on 12 Aug: Valiant, Jazzamatazz!, Jonny Awsum

11 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Wednesday 12 Aug at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Valiant (pictured) “Horribly uncomfortable, but...

Adam Riches: Rich pickings in Coach Coach’s Fringe team
Adam Riches: Rich pickings in Coach Coach’s Fringe team

11 August 2015

Adam Riches is Coach Coach this Festival, keeping a whole team of Fringe types in...

Three To See on 11 Aug: Penny Ashton, Jethro Compton, Jonny And The Baptists
Three To See on 11 Aug: Penny Ashton, Jethro Compton, Jonny And The Baptists

10 August 2015

Three recommended shows for Tuesday 11 Aug at the Edinburgh Festival 2015. Promise And Promiscuity: A...

Best boy gets branded in name a punchline
Best boy gets branded in name a punchline

10 August 2015

Doing a Fringe show can be very demanding for performers. Getting on stage at least once...

Three To See ED2015: A bonus set from Meet The Media
Three To See ED2015: A bonus set from Meet The Media

9 August 2015

Caro’s pre-Festival Three To See tips - as featured in our preview edition - are...

Doug Segal: Back reading minds and influencing people
Doug Segal: Back reading minds and influencing people

9 August 2015

ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winner Doug Segal - the comedian who reads your mind - wasn’t...

Festival Of The Spoken Nerd: Fringe Charts 1
Festival Of The Spoken Nerd: Fringe Charts 1

8 August 2015

“Science comedy phenomenon” no less, Festival Of The Spoken Nerd are back, and this time...

Ria Lina: A punter’s guide to Fringe marketing and hype
Ria Lina: A punter’s guide to Fringe marketing and hype

7 August 2015

As well as navigating the thousands of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, festival-goers have to...

Chuck Armstrong & Charlie Stockman: A guide to adapting the classics
Chuck Armstrong & Charlie Stockman: A guide to adapting the classics

6 August 2015

Seattle-based comedy duo Charles are at the Fringe this year performing ‘Moby Alpha’. Basically, it’s...

TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 06.08.15
TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 06.08.15

6 August 2015

It's the TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival. This week, as the Festival gets properly...

Three To See ED2015: Comedy that's ThreeWeeks approved
Three To See ED2015: Comedy that's ThreeWeeks approved

6 August 2015

ThreeWeek Co-Editor Caro Moses with three more comedy tips for you: comedy types who are simply...

Three To See ED2015: Comedy Show Titles Worth Repeating
Three To See ED2015: Comedy Show Titles Worth Repeating

5 August 2015

More comedy recommendations from ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses, this time only featuring shows with rather...

Elf Lyons: What superheroes taught me about sexiness
Elf Lyons: What superheroes taught me about sexiness

4 August 2015

As she takes to the Edinburgh stage with her show ‘Being Barbarella’ this month, Elf...

Three To See ED2015: Comedians Facing Adversity
Three To See ED2015: Comedians Facing Adversity

4 August 2015

Back to the comedy Fringe, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three comedians facing adversity. Felicity Ward: What...

The Dead Secrets: Curiosities in the Underbelly vaults
The Dead Secrets: Curiosities in the Underbelly vaults

4 August 2015

Sketch troupe The Dead Secrets grew out of an Oxford-based improv group back in 2012,...

Chris Martin’s Fringe Playlist
Chris Martin’s Fringe Playlist

2 August 2015

We invite Fringe favourites to put together the killer five track Festival playlist. Kicking things...

Maddy Anholt: Best Fringe date
Maddy Anholt: Best Fringe date

2 August 2015

The marvellous Maddy Anholt - who wowed Edinburgh audiences in 2013 with her Fringe debut...

Lloyd Griffith: I love cathedrals
Lloyd Griffith: I love cathedrals

1 August 2015

Lloyd Griffith wants you to know he's performing every single night of the Fringe this...

Three To See ED2015: Sketch Shows Worth Checking
Three To See ED2015: Sketch Shows Worth Checking

31 July 2015

So many sketches, so little time - ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three top sketch...

Poetry Corner #02: by Jennie Benton Smith (Class 10B)
Poetry Corner #02: by Jennie Benton Smith (Class 10B)

31 July 2015

ThreeWeeks invites Fringe-favourite poets to put some words to paper – or a portable device...

LetLuce: Setting sail for another Fringe
LetLuce: Setting sail for another Fringe

31 July 2015

LetLuce – aka Lucy Pearman and Letty Butler – garnered plenty of acclaim with their...

TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 30.07.15
TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 30.07.15

30 July 2015

It's the TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival. This week, with Festival 2015 kicking off...

Three To See ED2015: Theatrical Comedy
Three To See ED2015: Theatrical Comedy

29 July 2015

It's ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses again, this time tipping three theatrical comedy shows. Tatterdemalion I've noticed that...

Stewart Francis: Stew penned this
Stewart Francis: Stew penned this

29 July 2015

Stewart Francis will rock up at the Assembly Rooms this Fringe with his show ‘Pun...

Three To See ED2015: Comedy Acts With Books Out
Three To See ED2015: Comedy Acts With Books Out

29 July 2015

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses delves into the comedy programme for her latest Three To See...

Andrew Ryan: Former PI turned stand-up
Andrew Ryan: Former PI turned stand-up

28 July 2015

Andrew Ryan maybe ‘Perfectly Inadequate’ at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, but in a previous...

Yianni: Transgressing the 'line'
Yianni: Transgressing the 'line'

27 July 2015

ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winner Yianni returns to the Fringe this year to explore the big...

 

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