Five comedy acts going solo at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

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Five comedy acts going solo at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Nadia Kamil

Nadia Kamil, Nick Hall, Catriona Knox, Benny Davis and Adrienne Truscott are going it alone

Nadia Kamil

With Wide Open Beavers!, the female 50% of the Behemoth sketch pairing is threatening to unleash a chorus of puppet Mary Wollstonecrafts. As brilliant as that sounds, we’re expecting even better things from this long-awaited debut hour.
The Stand III & IV, 558 7272, 2–25 Aug (not 12), 3.30pm, £7 (£6). Preview 31 Jul, £6.

Nick Hall

You may recall this chap as one of the thoroughly excellent sketch crew The Three Englishmen (even though there were four of them: confusing or what?). He’s flying on his tod with a ‘charmingly cantankerous’ stand-up show.
Bristo Bar & Kitchen, 226 0000, 3–24 Aug, 1.45pm, free.

Catriona Knox

No Boom Jennies kicking about this year, so Knox is all on her lonesome for August. With Player, she will be dragging her characters through ‘seven circles of hell’.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 3–26 Aug (not 13), 3.15pm, £7.50–£10 (£6.50–£9). Previews 31 Jul–2 Aug, £6.

Benny Davis

The Axis of Awesome dude breaks out from his trio-based shackles to become The Human Jukebox. Improvised musical comedy at its most Australian.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 3­–25 Aug (not 12), 10.45pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50). Previews
31 Jul–2 Aug, £6.

Adrienne Truscott
The Wau Wau Sister takes a break from her neo-vaudevillian collaboration with Tanya Gagné with Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else! Relax people, it’s the Fringe.
Bob’s Bookshop, 226 0000, 3–26 Aug (not 12, 19), 10pm, £5. Previews 1 & 2 Aug, £5.

Nadia Kamil: Wide Open Beavers

  • 4 stars

Steady now. Sure, you're excited, but we don't think it's that kind of show. Instead, there's a Welsh-Iraqi lady hellbent on making you laugh with songs and jokes and some interesting puppetry.

Benny Davis: The Human Jukebox

  • 3 stars

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex. The Axis of Awesome's Benny Davis will music at you like mad in his break out solo show! His technical mastery, mind-blowing skills, and patented musical satire, strung together in a showcase of his 'phenomenal talent' (Scotsman). From the street corner to the stage, Benny goes from a lowly…

Nick Hall: Live!

  • 3 stars

Nick Hall from hit sketch act The Three Englishmen, (‘Impossible not to be won over.' –, presents his debut stand-up show. So come along, it’ll be a lot of fun. 'Brilliant.' – Times ‘Side splittingly funny. *****' – ThreeWeeks ‘Crackingly original. ****' – The List ‘One not to miss. ****' – The Skinny ‘Mad…

Catriona Knox: Player

  • 4 stars

Join this raucous buffoon / critically acclaimed star of BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama and Mission Improbable, as she takes her riotously silly characters through seven circles of hell. Prepare to be played. 'Endlessly entertaining' ★★★★ (, 'excruciatingly impressive…a gem' ★★★★ (Fest), 'pitch perfect…the room…

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