Free comedy at the Fringe

Here are five of the best acts whose laughter comes at a rather low price in August

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This article is from 2015.

Free comedy at the Fringe

Mike Wozniak

Mike Wozniak
Promising ‘regime-changing stand-up’, the Fringe’s very own Magic Mike unleashes his One Man Dad Cat Band, a gruelling yet hilarious road comedy about a car journey Woz took from Edinburgh to Exeter with a feline animal in his boot.
Free Sisters, 622 6801, 6–30 Aug (not 17), 1.15pm, free.

Ahir Shah
The man we once dubbed as ‘made for stand-up’ is here with Distant, his fourth solo Fringe hour. It appears to be featuring everything from economics to extremism and politics to pirates.
Counting House, 667 7533, 6–30 Aug, 7.30pm, free.

Pippa Evans

Letting her rock-country buddy Loretta Maine loose for a bit, Evans is in town as her actual self, insisting There Are No Guilty Pleasures, a show about not worrying if you happen to like ‘bad’ stuff. There will be songs.
Bannermans, 226 0000, 8–29 Aug (not 10, 17, 24), 1.45pm, free.

Morgan Berry
Joe Rowntree once more transmogrifies into Morgan Berry: Pet Bereavement Counsellor. The show is called Watership Down. And if you’re not filling up right now, then you have no soul.
Banshee Labyrinth, 226 0000, 8–30 Aug (not 10, 17, 24), 6pm, free.

Danielle Ward
She’s been to a party at Sting’s house and written one joke for Harry Hill’s TV Burp. Now, Ward is Dani Frankenstein, Nottingham’s foremost feminist hip hop sensation.
Voodoo Rooms, 226 0000, 8–30 Aug (not 11, 18, 25), 12.30pm, free.

This article is from 2015.

Danielle Ward: Dani Frankenstein

  • 3 stars

Hip hop MC blending big beats and stand-up comedy.

Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band

  • 4 stars

The Invisible Dot Ltd. / Free Festival Regime-changing stand-up from this 2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. Contains personal horror, outrage and facts. As seen on Man Down (Channel 4), It’s Kevin (BBC Two) and heard on Small Scenes (BBC Radio 4). He also wrote a silent comedy starring Kim Cattrall for Sky…

Ahir Shah: Distant

  • 4 stars

Philosophical musings on a myriad of topics ranging from World War I and capitalism, to pirates and cigarettes.

Pippa Evans: There Are No Guilty Pleasures

  • 3 stars

Pippa Evans / PBH's Free Fringe Star of various things that her name isn't in the title of (The Now Show, Showstoppers, Fast and Loose and other stuff you might have heard of) and creator of such juxtaposing projects as Loretta Maine and the Sunday Assembly, Pippa Evans wants to celebrate all those things we pretend we…

Morgan Berry: Watership Down

  • 2 stars

PBH's Free Fringe Join award-winning character comedian Joe Rowntree for the rare and wonderful specimen Morgan Berry: Pet Bereavement Counsellor. Rabbit Specialist. Born in Barnsley, raised in Africa – Bafrican! The car wash is in trouble. Morgan must save it. Can his online course in Pet Bereavement yield dividends…

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