Fringe 2011 comedy: 5 musical comedians

This article is from 2011.

Fringe 2011 comedy: five musical comedians

Isy Suttie

Featuring Isy Suttie, Steve Pretty, ATF?, Pistol & Jack and Gareth Richards

Isy Suttie

Dobby Peep Show not Harry Potter, silly) brings us Pearl and Dave, another heartwarming multi-character tale.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 6-29 Aug (not 15), 5pm, £10–£11.50 (£9–£10.50). Previews until 5 Aug, £5.

Steve Pretty

With his Perfect Mixtape, Pretty recalls the tunes played at his own wake in 2005 (there’s a story there) and wonders what music moves you.
Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, 6–28 Aug (not 12), 1.25pm, £9–£9.50 (£8–£8.50). Previews 4 & 5 Aug, £6.

Prepare to be Tuned

The next big thing in Aussie musical comedy (it’s Anyone for Tennis? if you need to know) Doody and Jase get down and dirty as you Prepare to Be Tuned. Is that rude?
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 7–29 Aug, 9.45pm, £10.50–£12.50 (£8.50–£10.50). Previews until 6 Aug, £5.

Pistol & Jack

An American pop princess and a Cockney rock god mash it up good and proper with Smash. Glam. Sex. Music. Which certainly paints a picture.
Assembly George Square, 623 3030, 6–28 Aug (not 16, 23), 9.20pm, £10–£12 (£8–£10). Previews until 5 Aug, £8 (£6).

Gareth Richards

The Best Newcomer nominee from last year has a message for us: It’s Not the End of the World. Which is nice.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 6-28 Aug (not 18), 8.30pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8). Previews until 5 Aug, £5.

Isy Suttie on Dave's One Night Stand

BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM!! [Vengaboys Cover] - Anyone for Tennis?

Pistol & Jack Smash Up Edinburgh

Dave The Fridge


  • 3 stars

Raucous. Heart-wrenching. Badass. She’s an American pop princess. He’s a depraved Cockney rocker. Preaching the filth and mashing up hits from Beyonce to Bowie, Pistol & Jack will grope your soul and bring you to your knees. 'Hilarious' (Time Out London, Critics' Choice), ‘Sublime talent, humour, and intelligence…

Prepare to Be Tuned

Fasten your eardrums! The next big thing in Australian musical comedy is here with their most electrifying and hilarious pop-comedy anthems yet. Get set for this laugh-loaded evening as Doody (glasses, long hair, beard) and Jase (no distinguishing features) go all out and fire off songs that will charm your eardrums…

Gareth Richards: It's Not the End of the World

  • 3 stars

There are predictions that the world will end in 2012, Gareth Richards, 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee and co-host on Frank Skinner’s Sony award-winning ‘Absolute Radio Show’ is prepared to stick his neck out and say that it won’t. Join Gareth for a show about how the world is going to continue to…

Isy Suttie: Pearl and Dave

  • 3 stars

Hilarious, heartbreaking, multi-character tale of internet romance from musical stand-up Isy, known as Peep Show’s Dobby (C4). With vignettes from her own love life. Double British Comedy Award nominee. 'Comedy with heart and soul' (

Steve Pretty's Perfect Mixtape

When you can beam any song straight to your Bluetooth-enabled snood, the art of the mixtape appears all but dead. Using his unique blend of weird inventions, audience interaction and virtuosic musicianship Steve brings the mixtape into the 21st-century with a joyous hour of musical mayhem to remind you what music is…

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