Five of the best free Comedy shows at the Fringe 2010

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This article is from 2010.

Five of the best free Comedy shows at the Fringe 2010

Israeli Palestinian Conflict: A Romantic Comedy

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Romantic Comedy
Back in 1948, two people(s) met at a convention in Geneva and fell in love. But they’ve been at each other’s throats for some time now. Will they ever learn to get along? Perhaps only in a two-person musical. Whistlebinkies, 226 0000, 7–25 Aug, 5.15pm.

The Monumental Joke Disco
Three promising comics get to do their funnies: Luke Benson (a Geordie who previously Fringed up in Benson & Hill), Lou Sanders (of BBC sketch thing Laughter Shock) and James Redmond (he was in Hollyoaks). Espionage, 477 7007, 5–29 Aug (not 16), 3.30pm.

Sarah Campbell
While part of the Cheese and Pineapple Club, we dubbed Campbell ‘smart and sassy’. Here she brings those smarts and that sass to bear in her new show, 27 Up, with a sequel promised for 2037. The Hive, 556 0444, 5–28 Aug, 7.40pm.

Amusements
More rising comics with James Acaster, who has Josie Long among his celeb fans, and Josh Widdecombe, crowned Leicester Mercury Comedian of this very year. Meadow Bar, 667 6907, 6–29 Aug (not 17, 24), 7.45pm.

Free Until Famous with Lewis Schaffer
Welding wit, solid writing and a dash of ugly offensiveness (boy, he upset some folk with his Diana stuff last year), this London-based New Yorker really should be a little bit more famous. Counting House, 667 7533, 5–29 Aug, 7.30pm; 5–14 Aug, 5.30pm.

This article is from 2010.

The Monumental Joke Disco

A show for people who like comedy, featuring three very different acts combining jokes, storytelling and all round funnery. Luke Benson, five-times finalist and new comedian of the year nominee; Lou Sanders, writer and star of BBC3's 'Laughter Shock' sketch and stand-up show and 'James Redmond' off of 'Hollyoaks' when it…

Amusements

Join hotly-tipped comics Josh Widdicombe, Leicester Mercury 'comedian of the year' 2010 and 'So You Think You're Funny' finalist, and James Acaster, 'I could watch him forever' (Josie Long), for an hour of their fantastic stand-up comedy. 'Elevating the most everyday occurrence into a grand anecdote and celebrating petty…

Free Until Famous with Lewis Schaffer

London-based New York comic is free until he becomes famous. ★★★★ 'Almost every laugh he gives us he then tops with another, bigger laugh. His jokes might have another comic arrested' (Scotsman). ★★★★ 'Electric, connecting bang on the funnybone' (Chortle.co.uk). ★★★★ 'Power to shock' (List) and 'Controversial. Warning…

Sarah Campbell: 27 Up

Inspired by documentary series '7 Up', the stand-up and BBC7 New Talent winner invites you into her life (for free!). Attendance guarantees entry to sequel '54 Up' in 2037. No, really. So keep those tickets handy. 'Hugely talented... if you haven't heard the name Sarah Campbell yet, log it into the old memory banks…

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Romantic Comedy

'The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Romantic Comedy' is an American musical that tracks the notorious Middle East conflict back to a botched one-night stand at the Geneva Convention. The newly formed country and aspiring territory totally had sex, then Israel didn't call, then Palestine went aggro, then Israel totally…

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