Top five late-night comedy shows at the Fringe 2010

Late ‘n’ Live, Lach’s Antihoot and Spank! deliver the goods past midnight

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This article is from 2010.

Top five late-night comedy shows at the Fringe 2010

Late ‘n’ Live

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.

Spank!

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.

Lach’s Antihoot

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.

The Stand Late Show

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.

The Horne Section

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.

This article is from 2010.

Late 'n' Live

The first and still the best late night show on the Fringe! The legendary late-night pick of the best comedy acts from across the fringe. After the comedy, dance til the wee small hours with the best bands on the Fringe. Ages: 18+

The Horne Section

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Yes, it's jazz-infused comedy time as a pioneering group of artists put jazz and comedy on stage together for the first time ever (definitely). Late, live and loud, these unique shows see the UK's finest jazz musicians collaborate with the Fringe's favourite comics. Part improvised, part honed, part performance, part…

The Stand Late Show

Late night Fringe comedy at its best. Twelve superb showcases from Scotland's favourite club. Five comics, two hours, late bar. Different sizzling selection nightly. Previous guests include: Brendon Burns, Reginald D Hunter, Arthur Smith, Dan Antopolski, Sarah Millican, Felix Dexter, Richard Herring, Mrs Barbara Nice…

Spank!

Back again! The late night show at the Fringe. Awesome comedians, sexy hosts, controlled anarchy and booze. 'This is what the festival should be about' (List); ‘This show provides everything you could hope for in a late night comedy showcase: cutting edge, filthy humour, a romp through the hottest talents and a break for…

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