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Three To See 2013: Musical comedy

By | Published on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Danish Bagpipe

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

Cecilia Delatori: Quick, Quick, Slough!
Well, you may already have noticed that I’m a sucker for a punny show title so it’s no surprise that I went for this. But, you know, there are other reasons to go for Cecilia Delatori’s show too. She’s a purveyor of “inventive comic songs”, according to one of our very own reviewers, and “hugely talented” according to one of someone else’s.
Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 1-25 Aug (not 11, 20).

Rachel Parris
Someone from the Londonist described Rachel Parris as ‘Tim Minchin in a Frock’, which I presume is a reference to the songs she sings, not the fact that she physically resembles him. Not that it matters either way; it’s a high recommendation, given that Mr Minchin is a bit famous these days. In any case, she comes offering a show that’s “darkly twisted”. Which makes her sound like my kind of person entirely. Hurrah.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 1-25 Aug (not 13).

A Danish Bagpipe Comedian (pictured)
Who could resist it? As someone with bagpipers in the family (it’s okay, I’m not deaf just yet, they don’t live in the same house as me), I’ll be keen to check this out. I’m not honestly sure quite how much I like bagpipes, but there does seem to me to be something inherently funny about a comedian who totes them. Plus, according to edfringe.com, “he is the only man in the world who has done a parachute jump while playing the bagpipe – in a kilt”. Which means he DESERVES YOUR ATTENTION.
Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, 1-15 Aug.