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Three To See 2013: Dark comedy

By | Published on Tuesday 23 July 2013

John Robertson

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Gary Lynch: Dark Charisma
Gary Lynch’s appearances in the ThreeWeeks review archives seem limited to appraisals of his compering skills; but therein he’s described as a “fantastic MC” and an “excellent compere”, which makes me feel that there’s much reason to hope that this solo show will be a success. Also, he claims to be last year’s busiest festival comedian (89 shows in 24 days) and goodness knows, we like a hard worker here at TW HQ.
Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, 2-25 Aug (not 12)

John Robertson: 
The Dark Room (pictured)
If you’re the type of comedy goer who enjoys a newfangled interactive multimedia experience, or even if you’re not, this might be the kind of show you are looking for. John Robertson’s ‘Dark Room’ began life as one of those YouTube sensations, and this is the staged adaptation, in which the audience is trapped in a dark room, and must escape…
Underbelly Cowgate, 1-25 Aug (not 14)

Going Dark!
And talking of the modern and the newfangled, here’s another multimedia piece for you, this time courtesy of actress and comedian Beth Vyse. Last year, one of our reviewers praised her surreal and absurdist material, and a style reminiscent of The Mighty Boosh. Though be warned – the review also contained the words “not for the fainthearted”!
The Banshee Labyrinth, 3-24 Aug.

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