Five double acts that'll have you doubling up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012
Shirley & Shirley, Jack & Niki, Max & Ivan, Croft & Pearce and Pajama Men are the hot tickets
This article is from 2012.
The Shirleys are Unleashed this festival as they pour their comedy characters all over our eyes. Not quite Fringe veterans, not exactly August virgins. But what then are they? Inventively funny is what they are.
Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, until 27 Aug (not 13), 4.10pm, £10--£11 (£9--£10).
This pair are Killing Machines as Heal and Blemings deliver a seminar on how to dispatch someone for cash. Dark stuff, possibly, but all done with a crazed smile. Jack Heal’s other show is called Murderthon. Have you spotted a bit of a worrying pattern?
Voodoo Rooms, 226 0000, until 14 Aug, 12.05pm, free.
Fresh from winning an award in 2011 for their inspired notion to have a massive comedy wrestling match, the boys are this year being Con Men. Hands on wallets as you enter the premises.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 14), 3.30pm, £9.50--£12 (£8--£10.50).
This rising pair with the backing of none other than Alistair McGowan, are set to Do it Like a Lady. As in, do comedy like a lady. We think.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 27 Aug (not 15), noon, £8.50--£9.50 (£7.50--£8.50).
An ampersand-free duo who are going big on the impro game this festival. Just a few dates left to see this acclaimed north American pair lark around in an ad-lib fashion. And in their civvies, apparently.
Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 12 Aug, 9pm, £14--£15 (£13--£14).