Nina Conti (4 stars)

This article is from 2008

Charles Darwin is enjoying a bit of posthumous publicity on the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species, from Richard Dawkins' worthy TV celebration to Conti with her hand up a puppet monkey's rear. She's been bringing her postmodern ventriloquism to the Fringe for a few years, and it's certainly a well-honed act. Although such an outdated conceit is a risky strategy, Conti reclaims it brilliantly.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug (not 18), 8.25pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8–£9).