Top 5 sketch comedy shows at the Fringe 2012

The Silky Pair, Hennessy & Friends, Beard, The Pin and Graham Rex among the best Fringe sketch teams

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This article is from 2012.

Top 5 sketch comedy shows at the Fringe 2012 ADD EVENT

The Silky Pair

The Silky Pair

Essex girls Kathryn Bond and Lorna Shaw debuted with a free show in 2011, but good hard cash is required to see them do their musical comedy thing this year.
The Caves, 556 5375, 5–26 Aug (not 14), 3.25pm, £6 (£5). Previews 2–4 Aug, £4 (£3).

Hennessy & Friends

Miranda (good comedy name, that) introduces us to some pals for a jaunt through A History of Violence, featuring a fourth-wall breaching set of broad characters.
Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, 4–27 Aug (not 13), 2.50pm, £9–£10 (£8-£9). Previews until 3 Aug, £6.

Beard

‘Young upstarts’ Rosa Robson and Matilda Wnek promise to put the ‘fun’ back into ‘beard’.
Assembly Hall, 623 3030, 4–27 Aug (not 15), 4pm, £8–£10 (£7–£9). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £5.

The Pin

Footlighters Mark Fiddaman, Alex Owen and Ben Ashenden make their debut with something possibly, mysteriously, maybe to do with the ocean. The new Sweet, Bird and Thomas? We shall see.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 4–7 Aug (not 13, 20), 4.45pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50). Previews until 3 Aug, £5.

Graham Rex

Not a ‘he’ but a ‘they’ as ‘you’ are invited to luxuriate in a ‘hot dirty bath’ of sketches interspersed with the story of how ‘Graham’ finally made it to the Fringe.
Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, 4–27 Aug (not 14), 12.10pm, £8–£9 (£7–8). Previews until 3 Aug, £6.

This article is from 2012.

Beard

  • 4 stars

Joan of Laugh. If you like comedy written and performed by two women, and called Beard, you'll love this: a brand new two-hander from young upstarts Rosa Robson and Matilda Wnek, members of the Cambridge Footlights. This double-act sashays its way up to the Fringe for the first time, with a debut show featuring live…

Graham Rex

  • 3 stars

Graham invite you to join them in a hot, dirty bath of fresh sketches plucked from the groves of comedy, interwoven with their story of the perils of writing an Edinburgh show. Customers who bought this item also bought: own brand lager and hair removal cream. A four-man sketch group from London bring their first original…

Hennessy & Friends: A History of Violence

  • 4 stars

A man awakes in his own basement - bound, beaten and tormented by a masked figure armed with a finger puppet… So begins a violent whirlwind of Dutch salesmen, ageing Disney Princesses, environmentalist foxes and a sickeningly good little boy named Jimmy. Miranda Hennessy (E4's PhoneShop, C4's This Just In, BBC2's Dick and…

The Silky Pair: Happy to Help (Plus Special Guests)

  • 2 stars

Female duo sells sketches and songs in their comedy shop. The pair attempt to impress with any wares they have at their disposal, whilst getting distracted from business plans by far more pressing personal matters. Does he fancy her? Why does she always have to spoil it? What? Characters, dance moves and guitar riffs are…

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1. B.A. Baracus31 Jul 2012, 11:03am Report

I pity the fool that forgot to mention Pappy's Last Show Ever!

http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/255958-pappys-last-show-ever/

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