Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014: 5 misleadingly named comedy double-acts

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 22 July 2014

This article is from 2014

Double acts

Featuring Twisted Loaf, McQueen, Toby, Ladies Live Longer and Lazy Susan

Twisted Loaf: Half-Baked

One of the hot tips from the free roster this year, Nina Smith and Libby Northedge had the Funny Women Award in their back pockets for a year. Half-Baked is their debut hour. You decide if they are indeed ‘blisteringly funny idiots’.
The Counting House, West Nicolson Street, 0131 667 7533, 1–25 Aug (not 12), 8.45pm, free.


There can’t be many acts who number Dave Chappelle and Thom Yorke as fans. McQueen Adams and Timothy Oakley can. Songs, stunts and sketches about the rich and famous.
Pleasance Dome, Bristo Square, 0131 556 6550, 2–24 Aug, 11pm, £10 (£9). Previews 30 Jul–1 Aug, £6.


Sibling duo Lizzie and Sarah Daykin were dubbed one of the darkest duets in sketch when they emerged in 2010. They then proceeded to plumb fresh depths of comedic depravity with Nathan Dean Williams. So, now they’re a coupling again, will they be all soft and gentle? Will they ‘eck as like.
Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance, 0131 556 6550, 2–25 Aug (not 12), 5.45pm, £9.50–£11 (£8–£9.50). Previews 30 Jul–1 Aug, £6.

Ladies Live Longer

The perfect antidote to Toby, Louise Fitzgerald and Victoria Temple-Morris are undoubtedly talented but won’t be frightening the horses any time soon. Volunteerology will surely be another example of skilful character comedy.
The Caves, Cowgate, 0131 556 5375, 8–22 Aug (not 12), 7.10pm, £7.50–£8.50. Previews 6 & 7 Aug, £5.

Lazy Susan

They used to be a trio called Lebensmüde, but are now Lazy Susan, an actual duo. If you want names, theirs are Celeste Dring and Freya Parker.
Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance, 0131 556 6550, 2–25 Aug (not 12), 7pm, £8–£10 (£7–£9). Previews 30 Jul–1 Aug, £6.