The Edinburgh Fringe is where most international acts get their Brit breakthrough. At last year’s festival, South African comic Trevor Noah wowed audiences with his super-slick show, that then ran for five sell-out weeks at London’s Soho Theatre, and now he’s playing the Hammersmith Apollo in December. Not bad for someone who, before playing a sweaty room in Edinburgh, was virtually unknown in the UK.
This year’s global crop features some big-name Americans, rising Australian stars, and the odd Scandinavian. Here’s our pick of the international visitors.
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