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