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Three To See 2011: Funny women

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

Isy Suttie

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

Isy Suttie: Pearl and Dave (pictured)
While I’ve not spent too long browsing the ThreeWeeks archives to check this out, I am pretty sure that Isy Suttie has always been pretty popular with the ThreeWeeks reviewers sent to see her various Fringe shows over the years. More importantly, and I know this for certain, she’s always been popular with me, which is the most important thing, right? I was thrilled to see Ms Suttie turning up on ‘Peep Show’, and am equally delighted to see her turning up back at the Fringe, with a show about internet romance. Yay.
Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug, 5.00pm (6.00pm), £9.00 – £11.50, fpp93.

Roisin Conaty: Destiny’s Dickhead
OK, so Roisin Conaty probably doesn’t need much of an introduction, especially if you’re a Fringe regular. However, dear reader, if you are not a Festival frequent flyer, perhaps not even a native of this country, here are the facts: Conaty last year won the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award newcomer gong, and has of late been making a fair few TV and radio appearances. She’s also very funny. All good reasons why you might decide to go and see her show.
Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 5.45pm (6.45pm), £7.00 – £9.50, fpp143.

Holly Walsh – The Hollycopter
Now, here’s some refreshing honesty for you. I don’t know an awful lot about Holly Walsh. Somehow I’ve managed to miss her previous Edinburgh performances. But I do know – because I am very well informed on these matters AND I know how to use Google – that she’s done loads of great stuff. But that, dear friend, is not really why she’s tipped here. Yes, Holly has a good rep, but she also has a very good blurb for her 2011 show, which is really what caught my eye. Well, it made me laugh. Here it is: “Last August, Holly Walsh jumped off a 40ft pier in a home-made helicopter. She then spent four days in hospital. And wrote this show”.
Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 6.00pm (7.00pm), £7.00 – £9.50, fpp88.