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This article is from 2008.

Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler

Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler

Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler

‘Bona fide kooky monster’ Schaal offers more of her surreal blend of the dark and the utterly wholesome in the company of comedy partner Braunohler.

Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 11–23 Aug, 9.10pm, £11.50–£12.50 (£10–£11).

Freeze!

Last year’s if.comeddie Best Newcomer Tom Basden teams up with Tim Key on a peculiar mixture of poetry, songs, mime, housework and prayer.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, 14–16 Aug, 11pm, £10.50 (£9).

Idiots of Ants

The four-man sketch act confirm they’re more than deserving of the million hits their daft ‘Facebook in Real Life’ site received.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug (not 11, 18), 6.20pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).

Dan Antopolski

The surreal stand-up casts his Penetrating Gaze over the Fringe, to rib-tickling effect.

Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 24 Aug (not 20), 8.50pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50).

Ladies in Waiting

This character-driven show, which revisits a group of ex-brownies 20 years after they were selected for a special event, suggests these ladies need wait no longer for the big time to come calling.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug (not 13), 4.45pm, £10–£11 (£8.50–£9.50).

Russell Kane

The Essex boy’s meditation on human flaws has a thumping heart and burning soul.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug (not 20), 8pm, £8.50-£9.50 (£8-£9).

Barry and Stuart

Amazing mix of magic and comedy from the stars of Channel 4’s Tricks from the Bible.

Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 24 Aug (not 12), 10.20pm, £9.50–£11.50 (£8.50–£10.50).

This article is from 2008.

Idiots of Ants

  • 4 stars

The internet sensations return with more sketches firmly on the side of silly. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler

  • 4 stars

'Bona fide kookie monster' Schaal offers more of her surreal blend of the dark and utterly wholesome in the company of her comedy partner Braunohler. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

Freeze!

Last year's if.comeddie Best Newcomer Tom Basden teams up with Tim Key on a peculiar mixture of poetry, songs, mime, housework and prayer. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

Dan Antopolski

The surreal stand-up casts his 'Penetrating Gaze' over the Fringe, to rib-tickling effect. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

Ladies in Waiting

  • 4 stars

This character-driven show, which revisits a group of ex-brownies 20 years after they were selected for a special event, suggests these ladies need wait no longer for the big time to come calling. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

Russell Kane

  • 4 stars

The Essex boy's meditation on human flaws has a thumping heart and burning soul. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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