Eight of Scotland's funny people tell you why you should go and see their Fringe show in 25 words
Scotland's reputation for churning out quality comedians will only continue if the latest raft of stand-ups is anything to go by. Here, an octet of them sell their Fringe show in a mere 25 words
'It's not Scottish to big yourself up. You're raised to 'stop showing off!' I personally find self-promotion an unattractive quality. Come if you do too.' Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Bristo Square, Sat 4–Sun 26 Aug (not 13).
credit. Martin Shields 'A heaping pile of hilarity, with a chewy centre of self-depreciation that makes you feel better about your own bad decisions. You're welcome.' Ashley Storrie: Adulting, Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Thu 2–Sun 26 Aug
'Most embarrassing thing you've ever done? Mine's worse. Let me share it with you. Hip hopper. Underachiever. Backpacker. Stories to make you go "oh boy … "' Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy!, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Bristo Square, Sat 4–Sun 26 Aug.
'My fantastically odd new show sees me become the sexy, glamorous comedienne I've always secretly (maybe) been. Offbeat wit exploring sexism and gender.' Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo, The Stand 4, Fri 3–Sat 25 Aug (not 13, 20).
credit. Roberto Ricciuti 'Scottish, planet-travelling comedian has been single for a decade. Enjoy a hysterical show about a man putting himself out there on a global scale.' Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates, Underbelly, Bristo Square, Sat 4–Mon 27 Aug (not 15).
'Edinburgh in August isn't the 'real' Scotland. I will (not literally) take you on a trip through life's hilarity in one of Glasgow's toughest areas.' Jamie Dalgleish: From Buckfast to Middle Class, The Stand 4, Fri–Sun 26 Aug (not 13).
'My primary teacher nailed it: 'loves to distract others with constant chatter'. It's called the gift of the gab. Unfortunately some gifts can't be returned.' Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Bristo Square, Sat 4–Mon 27 Aug (not 20).
credit. Napier Photography 'With no USP Richard Brown relies on jokes Not dead relatives No emotional Manipulation found here We all die alone.' Richard Brown: You Are Not My Audience, The Coffee House, High Street, Thu 2–Sun 26 Aug.
Ashley Storrie by arrangement for Corrie McGuire Management
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