Hitlist - the best Festival comedy
This article is from 2007.
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).