Universal humour: 5 international comedians at the 2012 Fringe
- Brian Donaldson
- 27 July 2012
This article is from 2012.
Featuring Naz Osmanoglu, Trevor Noah, Michael Mittermeier and Marcel Lucont
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.