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Three To See 2014: ThreeWeeks approved comedy

By | Published on Saturday 26 July 2014

Joel Dommett

Does what it says on the tin this set of 3 To See tips. Even though we banned ThreeWeeks reviewers from using that phrase. Comedy. Approved. By us. ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses picks three.

Kate Smurthwaite 
Last year the ThreeWeeks editors (of which I am one) did what they should probably have done a long time ago and gave that brilliant Kate Smurthwaite one of their Editors’ Awards. You may have come across her on the radio or telly because she is on all the time in her capacity as a stand-up and a political activist/commenter (this year she was even on Question Time) but Kate is also a stalwart, hard-working and talented veteran of the Fringe, and she’s back for another busy August; Not only is she bringing back her annual tradition ‘The News At Kate’, she’ll be hosting a late night comedy showcase, and performing interactive comedy show ‘The Evolution Will Be Televised’. Tirelessly excellent.
The Evolution Will Be Televised, Ciao Roma, from 2 Aug until 23 Aug. Tickets here.
Late With Kate, Canon’s Gait, from 2 Aug until 23 Aug. Tickets here.
The News At Kate: Leftie Cock Womble, Viva Mexico, from 2 Aug until 23 Aug. Tickets here.

The Colour Ham
The Colour Ham offer up an intriguing blend of sketch comedy, magic and mentalism (see, you’re interested already, aren’t you?) and they are clearly very good at it; ThreeWeeks have reviewed this trio twice already, in 2012 and 2013, and on both occasions our reviewer thought they rocked so flipping hard that they were worthy of a 5/5 review. And two 5/5 reviews, from two different writers, for two consecutive Fringe years, is not that common an occurrence, and is pretty much always indicative of an act that’s coming up with something highly consistent and quite, quite special. In short, I am pretty sure this show will be very good.
Just the Tonic at the Caves, from 31 July until 23 Aug. Tickets here.

Joel Dommett: Finding Emo
Joel Dommett is another act who has won consistent praise and general adoration from our roving team, who have in the past fallen hard for his energetically hilarious yet self-deprecating persona. In this year’s show he reveals that when he was a teenager, he was in an emo band that played just one gig. Will he find and reunite its members for the sake of his stand-up show narrative? Possibly, says the Fringe Programme.
Laughing Horse at the Counting House, from 1 Aug until 24 Aug. Tickets here.

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