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Three To See 2017: Three lots of quirky comedy

By | Published on Wednesday 2 August 2017

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

Woolly: The Morose Merino | Assembly George Square Theatre | 3-28 Aug
When I chose to write a category involving quirky comedy the intention was to choose quirky sounding comedy, and it looks like I might actually have selected acts based on their quirky looking publicity shots. But to be fair, that’s good enough for me. First up, a man dressed like a sheep: Alexander Cofield tells his tale of being a rejected, frustrated twenty-something who dealt with that situation by running away to a sheep shearing shed in Australia, and won a nomination for Best Comedy Award at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe.

Kat Bond – Loo Roll | Pleasance Courtyard | 2-28 Aug (pictured) 
Here’s someone who won my heart earlier this year with her publicity shot, in which she sports a sort of hat, or perhaps wimple, constructed entirely of loo roll. But there’s more to recommend her than that. The actress, writer, comedian and clown, as seen on TV, radio and as one of excellent double act That Pair, brings her debut solo show to Edinburgh following a triumphant run at the 2017 Vault Festival. Very silly, lovely, and clever.

Lucy Pearman – Maid Of Cabbage | Heroes @ Monkey Barrel | 3-27 Aug
I love cabbage (the truth is that I have a mild addiction to coleslaw), and I saw some funny photos of Lucy Pearman and a cabbage, and then I remembered that she is one half of the lovely LetLuce and I knew this show was destined for my to see list. But will it be quirky, I hear you ask, so let me qualify: it won’t just be quirky, it will actually also be bonkers. Hurrah.