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Three To See 2011: Funny men

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

Tim Key

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three funny men performing at Edinburgh Fringe 2011.

Tim Key – Masterslut (pictured)
I’m always tipping Tim Key, and have been ever since I met him that time, way back in the day, at some Fringe event or other. That was before he got all famous, of course, and started doing things like being on Charlie Brooker’s telly programme and winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award. Not all Comedy Award Winners get my vote, but this one always does, because he does his odd poetry thing, and I love it.
Pleasance Dome, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 9.45pm (10.40pm), £11.00 – £14.00, fpp159.

Jay Foreman: We’re Living In The Future
This ThreeWeeks favourite this year tackles a topic that’s been covered by other comedians, I’m pretty sure, but it’s always been something that’s concerned ME. The fact that the future, as depicted in popular culture, is kinda NOW. “The world of ‘Back to the Future II’ with hover boards is only 4 years away, Lisa Simpson’s wedding attended by robots was meant to take place last August, and the 90s are now as long ago as the 70s were in the 90s” says his press release. Well, exactly.
Underbelly, 4 – 28 Aug (not 16), 2.30pm (3.30pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp96.

Thom Tuck Goes Straight To DVD
Thom is one third of highly acclaimed sketch comedy troupe The Penny Dreadfuls. All three members (the other two are David Reed and Humphrey Ker) are in Edinburgh with solo shows this year, but Thom is the one I know best, and one of my favouritist members of the Edinburgh Festival Community. I really, really, really hope I get to see his show, which is all about straight-to- DVD Disney releases. He is watching them all, so you don’t have to, and in my eyes, that makes him nothing less than heroic.
Pleasance Dome, 3 – 29 Aug (not 21), 8.10pm (9.10pm). £8.00 – £10.00, fpp158.