This article is from 2007.
Could this be the year of the European comedian? Brian Donaldson cherry picks some continental comics, both real and made-up
Manos the Greek Could Manos be the next Borat or Pub Landlord? Or is he here just to educate us on the sordid myths which abound about his homeland? Laughing Horse @ the Counting House, 667 7533, 6–25 Aug, 12.30pm, free.
Branko & Branka The sensational Croatian magic double act return with more eye-watering illusionist antics. We are told that they’re static to be in Edinburgh again. Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, 4–26 Aug, noon, £7.50–£8.50 (£6.50–£7.50). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £5.
Henning Wehn/Otto Kuhnle More myths are razed to the ground when this pair bring us the Beginner’s Guide to German Humour Ach du liebe zeit! Holyrood Too @ Faith, 225 9764, 5–26 Aug, 7.45pm, £7 (£6). Previews 3 & 4 Aug, £3.
Ismo Leikola A funny Finn? Can it be? Rogue State Finland is the offering from one of Scandinavia’s hottest stand-ups. Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 557 3838, 4–25 Aug, 3.20pm, free.
Menno Kuijper The Dutch-born writer and performer was behind the rather successful Gaydar Diaries and this year he promises to be Butch. Which very nearly rhymes with Dutch. Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, 4–27 Aug (not 20), 11pm, £8–£9 (£6.50–£7.50). Previews until 3 Aug, £5.