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Three To See 2017: Three promising comedy newcomers

By | Published on Friday 4 August 2017

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

Kae Kurd – Kurd Your Enthusiasm | Pleasance Courtyard | 2-27 Aug
Well, this is his Fringe debut, but he might already be on your radar because of his appearances on BBC3, All 4, Channel 5 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, and because of various award nominations. As well as being super sharp and very funny, he also has some very interesting subject matter to get his teeth into, as he came to the UK as a political refugee, leaving his native country of Iraq when he was a baby.

Julio Torres – My Favourite Shapes | Underbelly Cowgate | 3-27 Aug
New to these shores, but established in America as a writer and actor on ‘Saturday Night Live’, Julio Torres’ debut Edinburgh show sounds… well, kind of odd, but compelling: “Julio guides a camera through his favourite shapes” runs the blurb. “Plexi-glass squares, triangles, spheres, a sad crumpled wrapper that reminds him of Melania Trump, a self-conscious Faberge who wonders if he’s too much”. He’s certainly piqued my interest.

Evelyn Mok – Hymen Manoeuvre | Pleasance Courtyard | 2-27 Aug (pictured)
Another act that has had a fair amount of media exposure, and has been compared to US comedian Amy Schumer, so you might already be aware of her, and entirely poised to take in her first, much anticipated Edinburgh show, which takes a look at first-generation guilt, intersectionality and adult virginity. Sounds like quite a mix.