Five comedy acts going solo at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
- Brian Donaldson
- 30 July 2013
This article is from 2013.
Nadia Kamil, Nick Hall, Catriona Knox, Benny Davis and Adrienne Truscott are going it alone
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.