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  • 9 August 2007

This article is from 2007

Stewart Lee

Stewart Lee


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)

Stewart Lee

  • 5 stars

Another phenomenal contribution to the sanity of the world from Stewart Lee, full of the bravery and wit that have seen him through two decades of a comedy career. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'

Frankie Boyle

  • 4 stars

Boyle returns with 'Morons I Can Heal You', proving that the ginger prince of gags that pierce the here and now, and put downs to whither the steeliest heart into laughter. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'

Rebecca Drysdale: One Woman in Several Pieces

  • 4 stars

Voted 2005 Aspen Comedy Festival's 'Break-out Performer', Rebecca Drysdale tackles everything from hip-hop to homosexuality, looking at the pieces that make up who we are. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Frankie Boyle: Morons, I Can Heal You

  • 4 stars

The Scots lad is either on a noble mission, or he just wants to mock the weak. Over 16s. Previews 2-4 Aug. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Kristen Schaal

  • 4 stars

An intriguing mixture of kooky whimsy and charming wit in a truly memorable Fringe show. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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