Universal humour: 5 international comedians at the 2012 Fringe

This article is from 2012

Universal humour: 5 international comedians at the 2012 Fringe

Naz Osmanoglu / Photo: Idil Sukan

Featuring Naz Osmanoglu, Trevor Noah, Michael Mittermeier and Marcel Lucont

Naz Osmanoglu

Given the damp evidence of his debut solo affair last year (he’s also a core member of the WitTank crew), this Turkish prince will provide an energetic sweat-fest like no other. This year, he’s an Ottoman Without an Empire. You getting the show’s vibe yet?
Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, 4–26 Aug (not 14), 8pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8). Previews until 3 Aug, £6.

Trevor Noah

Eddie Izzard is ‘presenting’ this new South African act, whose show is courageously entitled The Racist. In which Noah will be discussing the serious growing pains of being brought up in a post-apartheid country.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 4–27 Aug (not 13), 7.15pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9). Previews until 3 Aug, £5.

Michael Mittermeier

This chap is a German on Safari and also comes with the heavyweight approval of everyone’s favourite cross-dressing multi-marathon runner and would-be MEP. As well as renowned comedy critic Bono.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 4–27 Aug (not 13, 20), 9.30pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9). Previews until 3 Aug, £5.

A Little Perspective with Imaan

Possibly the first Lebanese-Aussie to tread the Fringe boards, the identity which he analyses here is the one from a short person’s angle via a mix of stand-up and hidden camera antics.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 4-27 Aug (not 14), midnight, £9–£10 (£8–£9). Previews until 3 Aug, £5.

Marcel Lucont

There are some who suggest that Monsieur Lucont is not a bona fide Frenchman but we can only shrug our shoulders with contempt at that notion. Our cheeky Gallic hero is fast becoming a Fringe fave de rigueur.
Underbelly, Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, 4-26 Aug (not 14), 10.25pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50-£9.50). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £6.

Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol

The flâneur, raconteur and bon viveur promises 'dry wit, bawdy chansons and exquisite sex poetry'.

A Little Perspective with Imaan

The performance explores perceptions of socio-political corrections from the worms-eyed view of a short statured, un-abled, height deficient, disabled, incumbently insufficient, vertically challenged Lebanese-Australian comedian. A mix of video clips and stand-up comedy, Imaan is armed with a hidden micro-camera which…

Marcel Lucont: Cabaret Fantastique

France's greatest fl?neur, raconteur and bon-viveur presents a midnight feast of the Fringe's finest alternative acts. The cult hit from London and festivals worldwide comes to Edinburgh for three nights only! Contains magic and tits. 'A perfect night out. No night is the same, but each one is a delight' *****(Advertiser…

Michael Mittermeier: A German on Safari

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Michael Mittermeier, Germany's best-selling comic makes his long-awaited Fringe debut. Co-produced by Eddie Izzard, he arrives ready to explore his experiences as a tourist and stand-up all over the world - two decades as a German on safari. Now after entertaining millions of Germans, Michael's ready to take on Scotland.

Naz Osmanoglu: Ottoman Without An Empire

Turkish Prince. Stand-up comic. Tragically exiled. With appearances on BBC3's Live at The Electric and Russell Howard's Good News, the hairy one from sketch trio WitTank returns with another sweat-fuelled, energy-packed show. This bearded fool may have blue blood but his true majesty lies in making you laugh. Bow down…