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Three To See 2013: Deadly comedy

By | Published on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Bulletproof Jest

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

Bulletproof Jest: The Dead Secrets (pictured)
Edinburgh newcomers The Dead Secrets seem full of promise. Secret promise. Deadly promise. The troupe, about whom someone actually used the phrase “ones to watch”, have received plaudits for their sketches (available to view online), which were praised for their intelligent scripting. And with a puntastic title like ‘Bulletproof Jest’, how could you possibly resist?
theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, 5-17 Aug (not 11), 7.20pm.

Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths
From the man who brought you the critically well received ‘Pretending Things Are A Cock’ (yes, it sounds like an unlikely title to gain a good critical reception, but this is true), comes a new show about John Bennett’s relationship with his father, a man who has apparently died more than once… Bennett has been described as refreshing, charismatic, hilarious, a wonderful storyteller; so he’s going on my list.
Underbelly, Cowgate, 1-25 Aug (not 13), 7.40pm.

Richard Herring: We’re all Going To Die
Do I really need to introduce Edinburgh stalwart Richard Herring? We officially awarded him the title King Of Edinburgh a couple of years back. Well, okay, strictly, he did it himself, being our Guest Editor at the time; but he must surely be a contender for the title, because I can barely remember a time when I didn’t see his face staring out at me, from hoardings all over Edinburgh, throughout August. This year that face is going to be all grim and dead looking. But I am sure the show will still be all kinds of lively.
Pleasance Courtyard, 31 Jul-25 Aug, 8.00pm.

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