Comedy Hitlist

Who's making us laugh at the Fringe?

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This article is from 2009.

Comedy Hit List

Die Roten Punkte
This spoof sibling German rock band make White Stripes seem like the Carpenters.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 8-31 Aug (not 17), 11.11pm, £10-£11 (£8.50-£9.50). Previews until 7 Aug, £5.

Laura Solon
The last ever Perrier winner returns for some bunny-based character comedy.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 9–30 Aug, 5.05pm, £11–£12 (£10–£11). Previews 6–8 Aug, £5.

Rhys Darby
He’s Murray in Flight of the Conchords! Weird characterisations and silly stand-up from a true Kiwi star.
Udderbelly’s Pasture, 0844 545 8252, 6–15 Aug, 10pm, £15 (£14).

Umbrella Birds
They’ve done comedy in loos and gyms and are now setting out their stall with a bunch of sketches in a shop changing room.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 9–31 Aug, 6.20pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8). Previews 6–8 Aug, £5.

Mark Thomas
Indisputably one of the key standard bearers of British political comedy, the authority-bothering TV guy lays out his own manifesto.
The Stand III & IV, 558 7272, until 18 Aug (not 12), 6.15pm, £12.

WitTank
The latest breed of young sketch stars deliver two shows: a free hour of stand-up and a less free show of typically inventive sketches.
The Rowan Caves, 226 0000, 8–29 Aug (not 18, 26), 1pm, free; The Caves, 208 0882, 8–30 Aug (not 18), 5.30pm, £8 (£7). Previews 6 & 7 Aug, £4 (£3.50).

Janeane Garofalo
She may have lasted less than ten minutes at Latitude, but we’re ready to give comics a second chance. Don’t let us down, oh satirical, pint-sized one.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 6-15 Aug, 8.30pm, £12 (£11).

This article is from 2009.

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