Dan Wright

Fans of Big Cook, Little Cook might have difficulty recognising Mr Wright who played the latter given that he has shed his specs and is no longer three inches tall. Curiously, his Fringe show has a sort-of childlike theme given that it’s about his 25-year obsession with that modern-day Peter Pan, the late Michael Jackson.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 4-26 Aug (not 13), 9.30pm, £9–£10 (£8-£9). Previews until 3 Aug, £5

Luke Toulson

If the last time you saw this guy was as Captain DJ in Space Pirates, chances are you haven’t been attending the Fringe given that he’s performed solo shows as well as award-nominated sets with his double act buddy, Stephen Harvey.
Underbelly, Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, 4-26 Aug, 9.05pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50-£9.50). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £6.

Chris Corcoran and Elis James

Former history teacher and touch rugby star Corcoran stormed the Fringe back in 2004 with his Welsh Assembly and then promptly ‘disappeared’ to present Doodle Do in which he mucked about with Dib-dab, Scribble and Stick. In The Committee Meeting, he teams up with fellow Valleys lad Elis James, whose natural enthusiasm would make him ideally suited to entertain the nation’s bairns at some point.
Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, 4-27 Aug (not 14), 1.30pm, £9–£10 (£8-£9). Previews until 3 Aug, £6.

Marcus Brigstocke

OK, yes, he has done plenty of adult things (if you consider appearing in Argumental to be grown-up behaviour), but there will be many who only know Brigstocke from Sorry I’ve Got No Head and Stupid! where he played King Stupid, the arch instigator of all stupidity.
Assembly Hall, 623 3030, 4-25 Aug (not 13), 9.10pm, £12–£14 (£11-£13). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £10.

Iain Stirling

London-based, Edinburgh lad Stirling (oh, that’s potentially confusing) makes his full Fringe solo debut in which he wonders whether having to always play the clown has been a good thing or not throughout his young life during which he has bantered on CCBC with Hacker, a puppet dog from Wigan.
Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, 4-26 Aug, 9.40pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7-£8). Previews until 3 Aug, £6.

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