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Three To See 2012: Really tall comic acts

By | Published on Tuesday 24 July 2012

Luke Benson

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three really tall comic acts in the Fringe’s comedy programme this year.

Luke Benson: Backseat Hero (pictured)
You may think that choosing comedians based on their height is a foolish way to pick shows to recommend. You may be right, but sorry, I’m the one doing the choosing. And as Luke Benson is really good, as well being really tall (6’7″), I see no reason why I shouldn’t tell you all to go and see him. Go and see him. He is really good.
Luke Benson – Backseat Hero, Pleasance Courtyard, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 8.45pm, fpp118.

Life’s Short. I’m Not! Free
Bronston Jones is also 6’7″ and it sounds like he’s had a pretty varied career to date; producing and directing promos and music videos, working with the likes of Whoopi Goldberg and Tommy Lee, as well as hosting a comedy club in LA. But he’s in Edinburgh this Festival, doing tall comedy. And it’s free. Hooray.
Life’s Short. I’m Not!, Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 2-26 Aug, 12.00am. fpp115. www.bronston.com

Humphrey Ker is… Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher!
If you’ve been around the Fringe, you’ll be aware of Humphrey Ker, last year’s winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ newcomer gong and sometime Penny Dreadful. If you’ve seen him around, you might also be aware that he’s quite tall. In fact, I think he might even be about 6’7″ like the other two. But the salient point is that he is back with his prize winning show, so I recommend you take this chance to see it.
Humphrey Ker is… Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher!, Pleasance Dome, 7-14 Aug, 11.10pm. fpp95.

Photo: Steve Ullathorne