Festival comedy hitlist


This article is from 2008.

Barry & Stuart

The Part-Time Warlocks fight a winning battle with those who doubt all this magical stuff is for real. It is. Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 24 Aug, 10.20pm, £9.50–£11.50 (£8.50–£10.50).

Louis CK

The highly-rated US comic pops our way after upsetting Dubliners and Londoners aplenty. Now it's your turn, Edinbro'. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 15 & 16 Aug, 10.30pm, £12.50 (£11).

Pajama Men

With Versus vs Versus, this physical duo have quite almost literally cemented their estimable reputation. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 24 Aug, 7.40pm, £12–£13 (£11–£12).

David O'Doherty

The lo-fi muso comical icon does more dabbling upon his keyboard with tunes of highly amusing glory. The Stand III & IV, 558 7272, until 24 Aug, 9pm, £9.50 (£8.50).

JL Roberts & Nadia Kamil

This disgustingly talented pair bring us this year's Behemoth, a mindsqueezin' and wisecrackin' sort. Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 25 Aug, 5.30pm, £9–£10, (£8–£9).

Jon Richardson

Last year he pun us over with Spatula Pad. This year he's just being mightily funny even when he's being Dogmatic. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 8.40pm, £11–£12 (£9.50–£10.50).

John Pinette

The Boston big guy with the massive talent talks about food. A lot. Udderbelly's Pasture, 0844 545 8252, until 25 Aug, 9.15pm, £10–£12.50 (£9–£11.50).

Russell Howard

The wide-eyed comic exposes his Dingledodies to Edinburgh. Assembley Rooms, 623 6550, 20-24 Aug, 10.30pm, £14 (£12).


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