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Three To See 2012: Comedy Dans

By | Published on Tuesday 24 July 2012

Dan Wright

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three Fringe comedy acts called Dan.

Dan Wright: Michael Jackson Touched Me (pictured)
If you think Dan Wright looks familiar, that might be because you are the parent of a youngish child who may have watched Cbeebies in recent years. For lo, this is the miniature one from the much loved TV show ‘Big Cook, Little Cook’. But forget that now, because Dan has not come riding into Edinburgh on a wooden spoon; no, he is, I assume, arriving by standard means of transport to perform a grown up show about having an obsession with Michael Jackson. If having an obsession with Michael Jackson can be considered to be a grown up thing. Whatever. I think this show will be good, so add it to your list.
Dan Wright: Michael Jackson Touched Me, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 9.30pm, fpp64.

Dan Willis: A Comedian’s Life
I initially picked this particular Dan for this here ‘Dan section’ because he happened to have received a number of extremely positive ThreeWeeks reviews for his shows in the past. But then I noticed that Dan may also be in the running for Busiest Comedian At The Fringe (that’s an award I just made up) because he is not only doing this show, but he’s doing five others as well, all free, in a bid to prove that “a comedian can work six hours a day just like a normal person”. I take my hat off to him, and insist you all support him in his endeavour.
Dan Willis: A Comedian’s Life, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 3-26 Aug (not 7,14,21), 7.45pm, fpp64. www.danwillis.net

Dana Alexander: Breaking Through
No, cynics, I didn’t run out of Dans. The Fringe Programme is awash with them. And Daniels. And Dannys. But, you know, I didn’t want this section to be too sexist, so I thought I’d thrown in a Dana. There’s only one extra A, after all, plus, this is a class act who got a 4/5 review from us with her debut Edinburgh show last year, and this year offers us a foreign perspective on British life. There, now aren’t you glad I deviated a bit from that whole Dan thing?
Dana Alexander: Breaking Through, Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 10.35pm, fpp62.

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