Top 5 free comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
- Brian Donaldson
- 2 August 2013
This article is from 2013
Featuring Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, Sean McLoughlin, Nat Luurtsema and John-Luke Roberts
‘An interactive atheist service singalong meets comedy pep rally experience’ is how Sanderson Jones describes his venture with Pippa Evans. From the ashes of this show, three Sunday Assembly dates will rise as their comedy congregation swells.
Heroes @ The Hive, 226 0000, 4–24 Aug (not 14, 21), 7.30pm. Previews 1–3 Aug.
Having outgagged Iain Stirling in a 2011 double-header, the intriguing McLoughlin does a solo hour that reflects on his Backbone. Or possibly lack thereof.
Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 477 7007, 3–25 Aug (not 13), 6.15pm. Previews 1 & 2 Aug.
One-third of sketch team Jigsaw, this self-dubbed ‘tea-sodden clown’ gives us Here She Be, a show apparently about bits of her personal life that she insists she is rubbish at.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 667 7533, 2–26 Aug, 2.45pm.
Last year, Will Mars won bronze in Dave’s Joke of the Fringe tournament. He’s celebrated by launching a brand new comedy night, which has comics swapping each other’s sets. Among the names confirmed to be taking part so far are Milo McCabe, Jessica Fostekew, Will Franken and Stephen Carlin.
Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 477 7007, 1–25 Aug (not 13), 10pm.
Sporadically one half of the excellent Behemoth sketch duo, JLR had the critics drooling with his 2010 Fringe hit John-Luke Roberts Distracts You From a Murder. This year, he delivers some Broken Stand-Up.
Clever chap. Voodoo Rooms, 226 0000, 3–25 Aug (not 13), 4.15pm.