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Three To See 2017: Three helpings of musical comedy

By | Published on Saturday 5 August 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three helpings of musical comedy.

Harriet Braine – Total Eclipse Of The Art | Laughing Horse @ The Golf Tavern | 4-27 Aug (pictured)
This comedy performer is definitely on the up and up, and has proof, given that in 2016 she reached the final of the So You Think You’re Funny contest, and in the same year won the 2016 Funny Women Stage Award. This, her debut solo hour, touches on current politics and philosophy as well as taking you on an educational journey via the medium of her (admittedly rather niche) art history songs, which, she’s convinced, can be “a remedy for the broken hearts and minds of a broken world”.

Imaginary Radio | Just The Tonic At The Mash House | 3-27 Aug
Hosted by the talented and acclaimed Drennon Davis, ‘Imaginary Radio’ is what you might call a cult hit, and is a dark parody of US radio offering a satirical take on American consumer culture. You can expect live music, musical impressions, one man sketches and beatboxing, plus a rotating line up of high calibre guests.

Flo & Joan: The Kindness Of Stranglers | Just The Tonic at The Tron | 3-26 Aug
You might have come across these two because a song they did about the horrors of 2016 went a bit viral a wee while back, but honestly, I wanted to recommend them because they chose to call their show ‘The Kindness Of Stranglers’, because I am a big fan of word play. There are, of course, lots of other reasons to recommend them – their wealth of experience and degree of critical acclaim, for example – but they are also sisters and play nice together, which is lovely.