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Three To See 2014: Musical comedy

By | Published on Sunday 3 August 2014

Jonny & The Baptists

For her final batch of comedy tips, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses picks some musical comedy shows.

David Elms: Nurture Boy
I believe this is David Elms’ first full solo hour at the Edinburgh Fringe, so I don’t have much in the way of a Festival record to cite. I can, however, confirm that one of our reviewers, when seeing him in one of those three-stand-ups-in-a-row shows a coupla three years back praised his “calm stage presence and toned down style”. Judging by his publicity (and I’m not going to bother researching this too hard), lots of other reviewers had good things to say about him too, and this show promises songs, romance, a charming and inventive debut. So I’m going to give this one a go.
Pleasance Courtyard, from 30 Jul until 25 Aug. Tickets here.

Five Stars, F*****ck Yeah!
Well, okay, this was one where the title drew me in a little. But also the very clear memory of hearing good things about this show from my trusty writers, and one particularly trusted reviewer in particular, who claimed back in 2012 that these guys are a five star act, warning our readers to expect “expect awful puns, hilarious gags and note-perfect musical parodies”. They are still free at the moment, but surely not for long. Catch them before they’re on the telly.
Beat, from 2 Aug until 23 Aug.

Jonny & The Baptists: 
The Satiric Verses (pictured)
You might be a bit more aware of award -nominated musical comedy duo Jonny and The Baptists than you were this time last year, because of a somewhat public spat between them and UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall. “We traversed the UK and Scotland with our Stop UKIP Tour, massively pissing off a plethora of fruitcakes and racists”, they say, “and we appear to have learnt something. Well, learnt many things. Conveniently about an hour’s worth of things.” And ‘The Satiric Verses’, apparently, is that hour. Should be diverting.
Pleasance Dome, from 30 Jul until 24 Aug. Tickets here.