Hitlist - the best Festival comedy

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This article is from 2007.

Hitlist - the best Festival comedy

Stewart Lee Making a mockery of his low placing as the 41st Best Stand-Up Ever, the co-writer of Jerry Springer: The Opera has had everyone making a song and dance about this year’s show. UdderBELLY’s Pasture, 0870 745 3083, until 27 Aug, 7.30pm, £12.50–£14 (£11–£12.50).

Mark Watson If there’s anyone at this year’s Fringe with a higher big laugh quota than this innovative livewire, we’d be frankly amazed. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 9.10pm, £10.50–£11.50 (£9–£10).

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
Proving that The Complicated Life shouldn’t get in the way of a good time, even one of a thrift store aesthetic. The Green Room, 220 0885, until 26 Aug, 8pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Jimmy Carr Prepare to hear at least four of the most offensive jokes this sharp-suited man has ever told. And that has to be saying something. EICC, 0870 4000 886, until 26 Aug, 9pm, £14 (£12).

Kristen Schaal One of America’s quirkiest new talents has been bewitching the crowds and there can’t be too many shows which have summoned up the spirit of a certain cigar-wielding ex-Prime Minister. Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 27 Aug, 8.45pm, £10.50–£11.50 (£9.50–£10.50).

Jason Manford He may be a gentle giant but the jolly Manc chap still knows how to chuck a heavyweight punchline or 20 at us. Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 9.45pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8–£9).

Jim Jeffries Quite a year the Aussie lad has had and with 30, he delivers a blistering show with few equals. UdderBELLY’s Pasture, 0870 745 3083, until 27 Aug, 9.50pm, £10–£12 (£8–£10).

This article is from 2007.

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'

Jason Manford

  • 4 stars

The ever-endearing Jason Manford returns to the Fringe with more traditional stand-up show, after his 2005 Award-winning show 'Urban Legends'. Over 12s only. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

Mark Watson

  • 4 stars

Bristol-born writers and comedian returns to the Fringe with a show whose title he nicked from an evangelist. Sharp, intelligent and deservedly popular comedy. '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'.

Jimmy Carr

The easily offended shouldn't even breathe the same air as Carr, but if you like your gags blunt and your comedians off the telly, then come on down. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players

  • 4 stars

With a cosy thrift store appeal, 'The Complicated Life' brings the audience into a happy world of geeky humour. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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