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Three To See 2012: Character comedians

By | Published on Wednesday 25 July 2012

Cariad Lloyd

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three character comedians from the Fringe’s comedy programme.

The Freewheelin’ Cariad Lloyd (pictured)
Cariad Lloyd truly won the heart of our very discerning reviewer last year, for her “original, brilliantly drawn and hilarious characters” which were “achingly funny”. All the other critics have been throwing superlatives her way too, and she scored an Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer nomination. This year she returns with some old and some new characters, and we are looking forward to seeing all of them.
Cariad Lloyd – The Freewheelin’ Cariad Lloyd, Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 4.45pm, fpp52. www.cariadlloyd.com

Catriona Knox: Hellcat
Another lady character comedian with a name beginning with C? These connections are starting to scare even me… Yes, another act who has charmed the critics with her well observed comedy, Catriona Knox is back with the promise of rare-breed dogs, dancing monkeys, and, as the show name implies, a hellcat. Sounds completely insane. But insane is good, right?
Catriona Knox – Hellcat, Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 5.40pm, fpp53. www.catrionaknox.com

Folken Britain
Back in 2010, we liked Susan Harrison’s show ‘Creatures’ so much that we gave her a ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award. What made us extra happy about that show was that it proved us right: you don’t have to go to one of the big comedy venues to see really good comedy shows. Well, now it’s 2012, she’s staging a new, surreal and “slightly silly” show as part of PBH’s Free Fringe, and you’d be well advised to check it out. In fact, I’m advising you to check it out. So check it out.
Folken Britain, Le Monde, 4-25 Aug (not 13, 20), 5.30pm, fpp78. www.susanharrisoncharacters.com

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