This article is from 2009.
Pappy’s Fun Club
A supersonic jaunt through a ludicrous yet hilarious number of sketches in a mere 60 minutes.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug (not 17), 7.20pm, £12-£14 (£10.50-£12.50).
The Dutch comic-actor breaks free from his Amsterdam cronies to pull more Dadaist tricks from his surrealistic sleeve.
Udderbelly’s Pasture, 08445 458 252, 13–15, 26–28 Aug, 11.35pm, £14.50 (£12.50).
One of the nation’s most merry daydreamers delivers another heavenly set.
The Stand III & IV, 558 7272, until 30 Aug, 10.50pm, £9 (£8).
Anna & Katy
Madames Crilly and Wix pull out all the Pythonesque stops with a raving hour of all-out lunacy. But in a good, funny way.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug, 6.40pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8-£9).
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, 6.15pm, £12.
A comedic chronicler of rock’s excesses brings his Babylonic blethers to the Fringe.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 20-30 Aug, 7pm, £9-£10 (£8-£9). Previews 17-19 Aug, £5.
One of the most anticipated comedy shows in this year’s programme delivers its promise amid a blur of passion and hilarity.
Underbelly, 08445 458 252, until 30 Aug, 8.40pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50).
Die Roten Punkte
A sibling pair of spoof rockers with songs and banter to make you weep soggy tears of joy.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug (not 17), 11.11pm, £10–£11(£8.50–£9.50).