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Three To See 2016: Anniversary celebrators

By | Published on Friday 29 July 2016

Brendon Burns

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three comedians with anniversaries to celebrate.

Phil Nichol – 20 | Assembly Checkpoint | 3-28 Aug
None of the next three really need me to sell them to you, because they are all Fringe doyens that you know and love. I just thought I’d draw some attention to the fact that they are all celebrating pretty significant milestones with this year’s appearances. Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Phil Nichol has been performing here for twenty years (you might be able to tell that from his entry in the programme) and in this show pulls out some “greatest hits”. Hurrah.

Brendon Burns – Dumb White Guy | Liquid Room Annexe | 6-28 Aug (pictured)
On to another Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. Brendon Burns’ show may not actually be all about his twenty-year anniversary – he’s not even mentioning it in his blurb – but it is also his twentieth Fringe. They’ve both been there almost as long as ThreeWeeks have, which is why we allow them the title ‘Fringe Legend’. This show is about being a “dumb white guy” apparently, but the subject barely matters, you know he will be good.

Simon Munnery – Standing Still | The Stand | 4-29 Aug
Of course, the previous two are just whippersnappers, really, when compared to the excellent Simon Munnery, who has been coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for thirty years. Yes, really. Thirty whole years of brilliance and innovation. And as well as this, his latest set, he’s doing a one off special over at Spiegeltent later in the month, to celebrate his three decade stint.

Photo: Jody Kingzett

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