I’ve never had the time or money to do Edinburgh in August, but that doesn’t stop me from looking through the year’s Fringe Festival lineup and imagining the shows that I would queue up to see. So I’m going to have a little Youtube-based Fringe festival right here. Enjoy.
We’ll start with Henning Wehn because nothing says Scotland like German nationalism. Unmissable.
And then Irish keyboard-comic David O’Doherty. If I hadn’t already had the honor of seeing him live in New York this year, I’d say unmissable.
who isn’t always in character, but enjoy these antics. Unmissable.
You’ll either love or hate this Canadian comic who doesn’t appear to know what he’s doing half the times. For me, extremely unmissable.
Were I to Fringe in 2015, I would beg, borrow, and steal things to get into this show.
And one of Stewart Lee’s top recommendations for 2015:
Oh God, how amazing would it be to see Irish comedy legend Ed Byrne in person? Unmissable.
Another legend. Unmissable.
Political comedian and known for being the former flatmate of Russell Howard and Jon Richardson, Fordy.
Although some of Jason’s routines rub me the wrong way, his one about his wife being pregnant with Steve Irwin has made my list of top 5 best bits ever.
One of the great British TV/radio writers. Wouldn’t miss it for the world.
A recent discovery for me.
Stephen K. Amos
Now you just have to spend tonight in a tent in the rain and you’ve pretty much experienced it…right…?