Hitlist - the best Fringe comedy
This article is from 2007.
Stewart Lee Still surfing on his own wave of post-Springer glory, the 41st Best Stand-Up Ever delivers a routine would rocket him further up that chart if they had another poll today. Hilarious and confrontational. UdderBELLY’s Pasture, 0870 745 3083, until 27 Aug (not 15), 7.30pm, £12.50–£14 (£11–£12.50).
Rebecca Drysdale We should actually believe the hype as this young American brings us cabaret comedy with nude showering and ‘racist’ raps. One Woman in Several Pieces should have you in bits. Baby Belly, 0870 745 3083, until 26 Aug (not 13), 7.35pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50).
Jimmy Carr Prepare for your tastebuds to be tampered with as the guy off the telly swoops in with more sick joke and naughty wordplay. It’s only comedy, people. See preview, page 20. EICC, 0870 4000 886, 16–26 Aug (not 20–22), 9pm, £14 (£12).
Frankie Boyle If ever anyone was in a position to steal Carr’s crown as the nation’s top gag-teller, it’s our own giggling ginger prince. Sensitive types stay away. Assembly @ George Street, 623 3030, until 26 Aug (not Mon, Tue), 9pm; Assembly Hall, 623 3030, 10, 23 Aug, 11.45pm, £12.50–£13.50 (£10.50–£11.50).
Kristen Schaal The craziest, kookiest dame in town will stumble into your affections with a slow-burning routine which will delight and befuddle. Guest appearance from the ghost of Winston Churchill. Assembly @ George Street, 623 3030, until 27 Aug (not 13, 20), 8.45pm, £10.50–£11.50 (£9.50–£10.50)