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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. Some shows are listed under the Edinburgh Comedy Festival banner, but there are many more besides.
More gongs: Malcolm Hardee, Herald and Stage awards presented
More gongs: Malcolm Hardee, Herald and Stage awards presented

26 August 2013

It's a busy weekend for awards, the one at the end of the Fringe, with plenty of gongs being dished out. In addition...

Bridget Christie wins Edinburgh Comedy Award
Bridget Christie wins Edinburgh Comedy Award

24 August 2013

In what is sure to be a popular decision (it certainly pleased Team ThreeWeeks), Bridget Christie has won this year's Edinburgh Comedy Prize....

First ever tie at 'So You Think You're Funny?'
First ever tie at 'So You Think You're Funny?'

23 August 2013

Gilded Balloon's big new comedy talent contest 'So You Think You're Funny?' reached it's grand conclusion last night and, for the first time...

Edinburgh Comedy Award noms announced
Edinburgh Comedy Award noms announced

21 August 2013

Ladies, gentlemen, boys, girls, Fringe-goers, comedy fans and Foster's drinkers, here they are, the shortlists for this year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards (with their...

Malcolm Hardee Award nominations announced
Malcolm Hardee Award nominations announced

21 August 2013

The nominations are out for this year's Malcolm Hardee Awards, which honour those acts with the best publicity stunts and most original shows...

Yianni Agisilaou thinks big for Fringe finale
Yianni Agisilaou thinks big for Fringe finale

21 August 2013

It seems pretty clear now – in case there had ever been any doubt – that the free-show strands at Edinburgh’s Fringe boast...

Marsha Shandur: Getting serious about writing funny
Marsha Shandur: Getting serious about writing funny

20 August 2013

Marsha Shandur spoke to more comedians than it’s possibly safe to do so for her ‘Marsha Meets’ podcasts for Xfm. Now she is...

Letter to Edinburgh: The Axis Of Awesome's Lee Naimo
Letter to Edinburgh: The Axis Of Awesome's Lee Naimo

20 August 2013

Regular faces from Festivals past, but not here this year, address the Fringe community. This week, Lee Naimo of Axis Of Awesome, who...

Birthday Girls: Happy Birthday to you… for in fifty years time
Birthday Girls: Happy Birthday to you… for in fifty years time

20 August 2013

You may well have come across Beattie Edmondson, Rose Johnson and Camille Ucan before as one half of sketch comedy group Lady Garden....

Matt Okine: Toasting an Edinburgh newcomer
Matt Okine: Toasting an Edinburgh newcomer

20 August 2013

Having been declared Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival last year, Matt Okine has brought the show that won him the prize...

Rob Auton wins Fringe's best one-liner prize
Rob Auton wins Fringe's best one-liner prize

20 August 2013

So people, ready for ten one liners pulled from the collective shows of this year's Fringe comedy line-up? Yes, the winner and final...

Lubel and Ward share Amused Moose Laughter Award prize
Lubel and Ward share Amused Moose Laughter Award prize

20 August 2013

Two comedians have been declared winners at this year's Amused Moose Laughter Awards, with Al Lubel (pictured) winning the main prize and Danny...

Mary Bourke: Opening the Muffragette Hall Of Fame
Mary Bourke: Opening the Muffragette Hall Of Fame

18 August 2013

There's a refreshing amount of comedy focused on and championing the feminist cause at the Fringe this year, including Mary Bourke's great show...

The Maydays: The ten best (and worst) confessions
The Maydays: The ten best (and worst) confessions

17 August 2013

Improv group The Maydays' show 'Confessions' always begins with, well, confessions. From the audience that is. Real life confessions that the group then...

Chris Stokes: Telling it like it possibly could potentially might be
Chris Stokes: Telling it like it possibly could potentially might be

16 August 2013

At this year's Fringe, Chris Stokes is telling it like it possibly could potentially might be. And here in his ThreeWeeks column he...

Benny Davis: A Playlist
Benny Davis: A Playlist

15 August 2013

So, let's team up once again with our sister media CMU for an Edinburgh Festival-themed addition to its regular guest playlist slot. And following...

Will Franken: Edinburgh benefits
Will Franken: Edinburgh benefits

13 August 2013

"Part character comedy, part one-man sketch show, Franken is an arresting and devastating stage presence" said our reviewer of this man after seeing...

Diane Spencer: Hurricane warning
Diane Spencer: Hurricane warning

13 August 2013

'Hurricane Diane' has hit the Fringe, as Diane Spencer takes to the stage each day to talk you through her 'Calamity Jane Asher'...

The Real MacGuffins: Big in Israel (allegedly)
The Real MacGuffins: Big in Israel (allegedly)

13 August 2013

We loved The Real MacGuffins' show at Festival 2011, but then last summer, with those Olympic-style distractions, they were nowhere to be found....

Keith Farnan: Top Five Fears
Keith Farnan: Top Five Fears

13 August 2013

While the Urban Fox Theatre Company considers fear in the Festival's theatre programme this year, Irish stand-up Keith Farnan also ponders some phobias...

Letter To Edinburgh: Asher Treleaven
Letter To Edinburgh: Asher Treleaven

13 August 2013

Regular faces from Festivals past, but who are not here this year, send a letter to the Fringe community via the pages of...

David Morgan: What makes someone beautiful?
David Morgan: What makes someone beautiful?

13 August 2013

"David Morgan wishes he was pretty" says the programme blurb. Well his show is pretty. In that it's called 'Pretty'. And that's beautiful....

Rio Bauer wins Chortle student comedy prize
Rio Bauer wins Chortle student comedy prize

13 August 2013

Salford University student Rio Bauer won the Chortle Student Comedy Award at a Fringe-based final yesterday, becoming the first woman to be awarded...

Pierre Novellie takes Amused Moose prize
Pierre Novellie takes Amused Moose prize

12 August 2013

Pierre Novellie has been declared winner of this year’s Amused Moose Laugh Off talent contest, one of the key competitions for new stand-up...

Rhys Mathewson: The last £10 you have to spend
Rhys Mathewson: The last £10 you have to spend

12 August 2013

So, it's half way through the Fringe, you've got just ten pounds left to your name, how do you entertain yourself? Rhys Mathewson...

I Am Bev: And this is my Edinburgh...
I Am Bev: And this is my Edinburgh...

11 August 2013

Newly appointed Fringe superstar Beverley - star of Eleanor Thom's show 'I Am Bev' - may be new to the Festival as a performer, but...

Tim FitzHigham: Three week challenges
Tim FitzHigham: Three week challenges

10 August 2013

Fringe legend Tim FitzHigham has been on many journeys and set himself many challenging tasks over the years to provide the marvelous stories that fill...

Brett Goldstein: Contains themes of an adult nature
Brett Goldstein: Contains themes of an adult nature

9 August 2013

Brett Goldstein takes on pornography in his latest Fringe show, not particularly as part of any moral agenda, but because his efforts to...

Simon Evans: Being Leashed
Simon Evans: Being Leashed

8 August 2013

Simon Evans returns to the pages of ThreeWeeks to explain why he prefers his comedians to be 'Leashed'. I have called my show for...

The Boy With Tape On His Face: Photo Interview
The Boy With Tape On His Face: Photo Interview

6 August 2013

Having wowed the crowds and picked up the Panel Prize from the Edinburgh Comedy Awards last August, The Boy With Tape On His...

Letter To Edinburgh: Tiernan Douieb
Letter To Edinburgh: Tiernan Douieb

6 August 2013

Regular faces from Festivals past, but who are not here this year, send a letter to the Fringe community via the pages of...

The Grandees: A Grandee return
The Grandees: A Grandee return

6 August 2013

The Grandees entertained the ThreeWeeks team for three consecutive Fringes, but then they went away for a few years. But now they are back with...

The Dead Secrets: Top Five Edinburgh Secrets
The Dead Secrets: Top Five Edinburgh Secrets

6 August 2013

Comedy sketch troupe The Dead Secrets are in Edinburgh right now performing their latest show 'Bulletproof Jest'. As a group they are new...

Ben Van Der Velde: Why I'm saving the handwritten letter
Ben Van Der Velde: Why I'm saving the handwritten letter

6 August 2013

Ben Van Der Velde (who was judged by one of our reviewers last year to be 'flawless', incidentally) is concerned that the rise...

MJ Hibbett: A Fringe guide for bands
MJ Hibbett: A Fringe guide for bands

6 August 2013

While comedy and theatre often dominate, all cultural genres are obviously represented at the Fringe. And that includes the music community. Some artists...

Zoe Lyons: Quick Quiz
Zoe Lyons: Quick Quiz

5 August 2013

Fringe favourite Zoe Lyons is a 'Pop-Up Comic' this Festival, performing every single day at The Assembly Rooms. But first, the all important...

James Acaster: Quick Quiz
James Acaster: Quick Quiz

5 August 2013

2012 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee James Acaster is back once again with more topical stand-up, performing every night of the Festival with no...

Jacob Edwards: Quick Quiz
Jacob Edwards: Quick Quiz

5 August 2013

Comedian, writer and actor Jacob Edwards presents his debut solo show at the Fringe this year, having previously appeared as one half of double-act...

The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek: Quick Quiz
The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek: Quick Quiz

4 August 2013

Fringe faves The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek, who will arrive with a six-part sketch show on BBC2 later this year, are...

Dan Nightingale: Quick Quiz
Dan Nightingale: Quick Quiz

4 August 2013

We had a good chatter with Dan Nightingale at last year's Fringe, but as he returns to Edinburgh for 2013 with new show ‘Love...

Carey Marx: Quick Quiz
Carey Marx: Quick Quiz

3 August 2013

Two times winner of the Best International Show prize at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Carey Marx is back at the Fringe, performing...

3 To See ED2013: Comedy Kates
3 To See ED2013: Comedy Kates

24 July 2013

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Good Breeding Kate Fox’s show this year focuses on the subject of not wanting...

3 To See ED2013: Hairy comedy
3 To See ED2013: Hairy comedy

24 July 2013

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Beardyman: 
One Album Per Hour (pictured) Beatboxer extraordinaire Beardyman is super successful and cultishly...

3 To See ED2013: Musical comedy
3 To See ED2013: Musical comedy

23 July 2013

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Cecilia Delatori: Quick, Quick, Slough! Well, you may already have noticed that I’m a...

3 To See ED2013: Dark comedy
3 To See ED2013: Dark comedy

23 July 2013

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Gary Lynch: Dark Charisma Gary Lynch’s appearances in the ThreeWeeks review archives seem limited...

3 To See ED2013: Psychic comedy
3 To See ED2013: Psychic comedy

23 July 2013

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Peter Antoniou: Comedium (pictured) “Whether or not Antoniou is mind reading his awestruck audience...

3 To See ED2013: Christian comedy
3 To See ED2013: Christian comedy

23 July 2013

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Christian O’Connell: This Is 13 It sounds like a promising premise for a show;...

3 To See ED2013: Deadly comedy
3 To See ED2013: Deadly comedy

23 July 2013

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Bulletproof Jest: The Dead Secrets (pictured) Edinburgh newcomers The Dead Secrets seem full of...

Entries still being accepted for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards
Entries still being accepted for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards

12 July 2013

Amused Moose is still accepting entries for this year's Laughter Awards, the side of its Edinburgh Fringe comedy awards programme aimed at more...

Patrick Monahan: Cakes and hugging
Patrick Monahan: Cakes and hugging

8 July 2013

Just under twelve months ago we gave this man one of our esteemed Editors' Awards in recognition of him being so damned good, something...

Joey Page: Five tips for surviving the Fringe
Joey Page: Five tips for surviving the Fringe

8 July 2013

And so, as Festival 2013 approaches, Team ThreeWeeks have decided that award-nominated comedian Joey Page - who routinely garners sparkling reviews from our...

Foster's confirm continued support for Fringe's big comedy prize
Foster's confirm continued support for Fringe's big comedy prize

5 July 2013

Foster's will continue to sponsor Edinburgh's big Comedy Award until at least 2016 it's been announced, as the drinks brand renews its partnership...

Bridget Christie: No bic for her
Bridget Christie: No bic for her

1 July 2013

The super-talented Bridget Christie has been coming to the Festival for quite some time now, notching up a grand total of seven solo...

Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Com and Rom Com Doms
Romesh Ranganathan: Rom Com and Rom Com Doms

1 July 2013

Romesh Ranganathan may be a relative newcomer to Edinburgh – this is his first full solo show – but he's already made a...

Adam Kay, Amateur Transplant-er: Why doctors leave medicine for comedy
Adam Kay, Amateur Transplant-er: Why doctors leave medicine for comedy

24 June 2013

So, why exactly would you give up a career in medicine to try your hand at comedy full time? Amateur Transplants man Adam...

Brendon Burns, Fringe Guru: Top five tips for what to do when your numbers are low
Brendon Burns, Fringe Guru: Top five tips for what to do when your numbers are low

24 June 2013

Fringe legend - or "guru" from this point onwards, in fact - Brendon Burns returns to the pages of ThreeWeeks with some advice...

Dan Cook: Beyond the Banjax, serving some Fringe time
Dan Cook: Beyond the Banjax, serving some Fringe time

17 June 2013

We first came across Dan Cook as one quarter of the rather fine sketch comedy group Delete The Banjax, who we followed for...

 

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