Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008: alt-comedy preview
A round-up of the must-see sketch and variety shows of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008
‘The Meeting’, PleasanceJust about the funniest board meeting you’ll ever attend. Outrageously silly. This is the show for anyone who’s ever worked in an office. Hilarious.See 'The Meeting' at the Soho Theatre
Pete Firman: ‘Flimflam’, UnderbellyBlazing a trail for the new generation of magicians, Firman is making magic cool again. You’ll be amazed, amused and probably a little disgusted.
‘School of Comedy’, PleasanceSketch comedy for adults performed by kids. There’s nothing funnier than children swearing and pretending to be grown-ups. Destined for really big things this year.
Pappy’s Fun Club: ‘Funergy’, PleasanceTheir exuberant sketches and superb knockabout humour won this foursome a lot of friends last year.See Pappy's Fun Club in London at Babalou.
Idiots of Ants, PleasanceSlick sketches tightly written make this group one of the hottest properties around. They just get better and better.
See Idiots of Ants in London at the Etcetera Theatre.
Two Episodes of MASH, PleasanceOur favourite comedy duo perform a series of wonderfully bizarre sketches. Comedy culthood beckons. These guys could be the secret hit of the fest.See Two Episodes of MASH in London at the Warehouse Theatre or the Roundhouse. For more info visit www.edfringe.com.
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