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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Russ Peers: Hereditary Peers @ Just the Tonic

Russ's hour of stand-up is pleasant enough but probably won't knock your socks off. His humour revolves around social anthropology in a provincial English industrial town, dieting, the LGBT+ scene and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Russ Peers

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Archie Maddocks: Matchstick @ Just The Tonic

This stand-up of Trinidadian origin ribs his audience in an easygoing, banterish style. His mix of observational humour and social commentary is wry and solidly funny, frequently sailing close to the wind but always getting away with it in the end.

Archie Maddocks

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Graham Dickson: Timber @ Underbelly

This extended stand-up comedy sketch, set in an alternative reality post-#MeToo Hollywood, asks why things became so messed up but never really answers its own question. It has a few good moments but is ultimately more silly than hilarious.

Graham Dickson: Timber

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Murray Hill: About to Break @ Gilded Balloon

This long-running New York drag king's brand of humour might have worked better with a larger audience and fewer technical/venue issues. As it is, it feels uncomfortable and lacking in truly great material.

Drag king Murray Hill

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018: Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me @ Gilded Balloon

The Irish comedienne returns to the Fringe with another blisteringly funny and self-deprecating show. Her particular brand of humour is commendably unafraid to touch upon certain Elephant in the Room aspects of both her own country and Britain.

Gráinne Maguire

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Francesco De Carlo @ Underbelly George Square

The Italian comic's show Comfort Zone proves that he has no need to try hard to be funny: he's a natural at it.

Italian comedian Francesco De Carlo


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Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Danny O’Brien: RaconTour @ Underbelly

The Irish comedian's storytelling is gripping, his humour amusing - but not groundbreaking.

Irish comedian Danny O'Brien

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Tobias Persson @ New Town Theatre

Persson’s show Sweden Sour lacks sure-footedness - and rather dourly rails against political correctness.

Swedish comedian Tobias Persson


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Edinburgh Fringe 2017: Stoph Demetriou @ The Free Sisters

Stoph looks at a theory hypothesising that incompetent people are likely to overestimate their own competence in this inspired satirical multimedia show.

Stoph Demetriou


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Edinburgh Fringe 2017: George Egg @ Gilded Balloon Teviot

George Egg ensures that you'll never look at Deliveroo cyclists the same way again courtesy of this tasty show.

George Egg with whisk

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