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Three To See 2017: Three US imports

By | Published on Tuesday 1 August 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three of our favourite American comedians.

Sid Singh – A Singh In The North | Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphy’s | 3-27 Aug
It’s often the case that acts who are big or on the up in the US come to Edinburgh and nobody knows who they are, which it’s why it’s always worth taking a closer look at them. First up is Sid Singh, whose first solo comedy album has been doing rather well in the American charts of late. According to my sources, he tackles some personal subjects – including the discomfort of being brown in America and being an atheist who regrets it – and all with a hilarious approach.

James Adomian: Lacking In Character | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 2-27 Aug (pictured)
Another excellent US act, stand-up comedian, actor and impressionist, known for his work on many high profile TV shows as well as for his podcast appearances and live performances. In this show, he mixes his own voice with those of the many different characters he’s known for, as he explores the topics of politics and pop culture from a queer and rather singular point of view.

Butt Kapinski | Pleasance Dome | 2-27 Aug
Private eye Butt Kapinski – aka clowning and improv expert Deanna Fleysher – presides over a choose-your-own-adventure type show, described as part comedy and part social experiment: Kapinksi roams through the audience bending gender and expectations by casting men as whores and women as abusers. Don’t dare to miss this acclaimed, immersive, award-winning comedy.