Top five late-night comedy shows at the Fringe 2010
Late ‘n’ Live, Lach’s Antihoot and Spank! deliver the goods past midnight
This article is from 2010.
Still one of August’s hottest tickets, this booze-fuelled behemoth of a night retains less of the volatile anarchy of its Cowgate heyday. Nevertheless, it remains a tremendous opportunity to see some of the festival’s best comics in a gladiatorial environment, taking the stage with all gags blazing, slamming down hecklers hard.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 6-30 Aug, 1am.
Less predictable and mainstream than Late ‘n’ Live, Spank! can also be more of a bearpit. As well as comics, it tends to feature artier, cabaret, circus freakshow-minded performers. Any act can plug their show, provided they do it nude.
Underbelly, 08445 458 252, 6-29 Aug, midnight.
Fancy being the next Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, Jeffrey Lewis or even Rick Shapiro? They established their reputations at the open mic nights of New York antifolk legend Lach. And so can you.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 6-29 Aug (not 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24), 12.30am.
In a comedy room Stewart Lee hails as the best in the world, catch some of the Fringe’s top headliners on the same bill. Previous guests include Lee, Reginald D Hunter, Brendon Burns, Rich Hall, Sarah Millican and Adam Hills.
Stand 1, 558 7272, 13-15, 20-22 & 27-29 Aug, 23.59pm.
Restless, Renaissance Man of comedy Alex Horne invites you to experience the likes of Mark Watson, Josie Long and Tim Key performing stand-up while backed by his jazz band and hitherto unheralded singing.
Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, 9-12 & 23-26 Aug, 12.20am.