Five double acts that'll have you doubling up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

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  • 2 August 2012

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Five double acts that'll have you doubling up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

The Shirleys will be unleashing their inventive humour this 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Shirley & Shirley, Jack & Niki, Max & Ivan, Croft & Pearce and Pajama Men are the hot tickets

Shirley & Shirley

The Shirleys are Unleashed this festival as they pour their comedy characters all over our eyes. Not quite Fringe veterans, not exactly August virgins. But what then are they? Inventively funny is what they are.
Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, until 27 Aug (not 13), 4.10pm, £10--£11 (£9--£10).

Jack & Nikki

This pair are Killing Machines as Heal and Blemings deliver a seminar on how to dispatch someone for cash. Dark stuff, possibly, but all done with a crazed smile. Jack Heal’s other show is called Murderthon. Have you spotted a bit of a worrying pattern?
Voodoo Rooms, 226 0000, until 14 Aug, 12.05pm, free.

Max & Ivan

Fresh from winning an award in 2011 for their inspired notion to have a massive comedy wrestling match, the boys are this year being Con Men. Hands on wallets as you enter the premises.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug (not 14), 3.30pm, £9.50--£12 (£8--£10.50).

Croft & Pearce

This rising pair with the backing of none other than Alistair McGowan, are set to Do it Like a Lady. As in, do comedy like a lady. We think.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 27 Aug (not 15), noon, £8.50--£9.50 (£7.50--£8.50).

Pajama Men

An ampersand-free duo who are going big on the impro game this festival. Just a few dates left to see this acclaimed north American pair lark around in an ad-lib fashion. And in their civvies, apparently.
Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 12 Aug, 9pm, £14--£15 (£13--£14).

Jack and Nikki: Killing Machines Edinburgh Fringe 2012 Trailer

Max and Ivan are... Holmes and Watson - Soho Trailer

Max and Ivan Are… Con Artists

Six ex-cons, one final job. The Hacker. The Smooth Talker. The Mercenary. The Driver. The Architect. And Graham (he does HR, mainly). All are reunited by the Ringleader to conduct one final sting - taking down a sinister oligarch. If we told you any more, we'd have to kill you. Luckily, that's more or less the plot. An…

Croft & Pearce Do It Like A Lady

Vivienne Smith Management. Alistair McGowan described this show as ‘sketch comedy at its very best’. By their own admission, this duo is ‘worth getting out of bed for’. Don't miss their action-packed, pre-lunch comedy show! Following their Edinburgh debut in 2011, Croft and Pearce were described as ‘a promising double act…

Jack and Nikki: Killing Machines

Jack Heal (Chortle Student Comedian 2008) and Nikki Blemings (a girl) kindly request the pleasure of your company at their lunchtime business seminar on contract killing. Join them to learn about the company origins (boredom, redundancy, heartbreak), their success to date (this bit's quite brief), gripping case studies…

Jack Heal's Murderthon

Jack Heal (Chortle Student Comedian 2008) is a man with an axe to grind. A literal axe. Join him in his debut show, Murderthon: a tale of vengeance, death threats and unexpected sentence endings. They seem innocent at first: the inappropriate birthday card, the magic axe that can hide its own murders and the textbook…

The Pajama Men's Improv Show

Assembly. Fresh from eight weeks of smashing it on London's West End, The Pajama Men come to Edinburgh, in their street clothes, with a completely improvised set. Each performance will feature different and exceptional comic guests and musical accompaniment. Every show will be different; every show will be pretty good. If…

Shirley and Shirley Unleashed

  • 4 stars

Joanna Carolan, Pascale Wilson and Michael Pearce / SO Comedy. Shirley and Shirley filter our world through fabulously twisted minds delivering a 'mash-up' of sketch, character and physical comedy. 'The freshest and most energetic performers in Edinburgh' ★★★★★ (James Corden). 'These girls are going all the way' ★★★…

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