Top 5 quiz shows in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
Featuring Al Murray, The BBC News Quiz and Quiz in my Pants
This article is from 2013.
Cabaret Voltaire will play host to a panel show complete with special guests, with past attendees including Tom Green, Miles Jupp and Noise Next Door. Where general knowledge isn’t necessarily as highly regarded as extensive familiarity with the Backstreet Boys and Sean Bean, the event pits people against each other with muffin diving and quick-fire rounds.
The Cabaret Voltaire, 226 0000, 3–24 Aug (not 13), 3.50pm, free. 18+.
Horses bring their comedy quiz show to the Fringe yet again this year, with the explicit message that it has nothing to do with their namesake. With their unique brand of quizzing previously asking contestants to identify brands and flavours of crisps merely by listening to someone eat them, and even quirkier prizes at hand for those who succeed, this is set to be a night of downright silliness.
Sweet Grassmarket, 243 3596, 24 Aug, 11pm, £7. 18+.
Sandi Toksvig brings the BBC Radio 4 show to the stage alongside three comedians and regular panellist Jeremy Hardy.
Potterrow, 226 0000, 8 Aug, 8pm, free. Tickets subject to random draw at bbc.co.uk/tickets.
Aside from his two nights of The Only Way Is Epic, Al Murray is bringing his one off pub quiz show with an international twist to the festival. Portraying his new comedy character Barry Braveheart, Murray is set to quiz the Scots on their own nation’s trivia with stuffed guts up for prizes. All in aid of CamKids.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 226 0000, 17 Aug, 11.15pm, £15. 18+.
Instead of being a comedy showcase as the name suggests, this brings one of TV's quizzing institutions to life and gets the audience involved. With a panel of comedians playing the Channel 4 hit, it doesn’t take long for the rules to go out the window, the audience asked to take score and the event to descend into fun not quite suited for the teatime slot.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 19–25 Aug, 11.59pm, £7.50. 18+.