Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012: Comedy highlights so far

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  • 14 August 2012

This article is from 2012

The Best Comedy

Shit-Faced Shakespeare performs at C Venues

Dr Brown, Shit-Faced Shakespeare, Pappy's, Alfie Brown, Jim Jefferies, Eddie Pepitone

Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and His Singing Tiger

Mr Phil Burgers gets stuck into some quality hushed clowning work for his adult crowd with surprisingly tender results.
Underbelly, Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, until 26 Aug (not 20), 9.05pm, £10.50--£11.50 (£9.50--£10.50).

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Quite probably only the Fringe could get away with hosting a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in which a different cast member each night is sozzled off their pie.
C, 0845 260 1234, until 27 Aug, 10.20pm, £9.50--£11.50 (£7.50--£9.50).


Not sure whether it’s their really Last Show Ever!, but we’re pretty sure it’s the trio’s finest hour to date.
Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 8.20pm, £12.50--£14 (£11--£12.50).

Alfie Brown

Could the future of stand-up comedy actually be safe after all? A scintillating and challenging hour from this guy would suggest it’s getting back on track.
Underbelly, Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, until 26 Aug, 6.25pm, £9.50--£10.50 (£8.50--£9.50).

Jim Jefferies

Another blistering room-dividing hour from the controversial Aussie, and this year we’re on the side that loves him.
Assembly Hall, 623 3030, until 26 Aug, 9pm, £16--£17.50 (£15--£16).

Eddie Pepitone

He’s just off the plane from NYC and directly into our affections as the imposing comic and actor lets us dip our toes into his Bloodbath.
The Tron, 556 5375, until 26 Aug, 11.40pm, £8--£10.

Trevor Noah

The young South African wears his heart on his sleeve with a lovely show about growing up as the ultimate outsider.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 27 Aug, 7.15pm, £9--10 (£8--£9).

Nish Kumar

Another new kid on the Fringe block shows his worth with a consistently funny hour about trying to work out who he is.
Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, until 27 Aug, 8.20pm, £9--£10 (£8--£9).