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Three To See 2018: Three debut hours

By | Published on Saturday 28 July 2018

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three comedians staging their debut full hours at the Fringe.

Heidi Regan: Heidi Vs Sharks | Pleasance Courtyard | 1-26 Aug (pictured)
Not sure I need to say anything here, do I? I mean, it’s called ‘Heidi Vs Sharks’ and that’ll pretty much do for me. But as you might not be as interested in shark-based comedy as I am, I’ll also throw in the information (if you weren’t aware of it) that Heidi Regan won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2017 and the So You Think You’re Funny competition in 2016, so yes, I feel fairly sure we can expect good things. As well as an exploration of “our relationship with an increasingly confusing world via the medium of bad shark films” we’re promised discussion of topics including the NHS, religion, and “what makes ‘Shark Attack III’ the ‘Godfather III’ of bad shark films”. Ace.

Jake Lambert – Little Lost Lad | Pleasance Courtyard | 1-26 Aug
“Jake lives alone, cuts his own hair, has an ability to remember the exact date he first tasted each specific food for the first time and has a one-eyed cat. If this sounds like it needs some explaining and, let’s face it, it probably does, then this is the show for you…” Another comedian with a debut hour this summer, and all the signs point to yes: Jake Lambert secured a nomination for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival earlier this year, has written for shows like ‘Mock The Week’ and supported Seann Walsh, Kerry Godliman and Tom Allen on tour.

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse | Pleasance Courtyard | 1-26 Aug
She’s been a finalist, runner up or close to it in pretty much any comedy competition going; she’s supported a load of big names on tour; she’s been on Comedy Central and the BBC; and now she’s headed to Edinburgh with her debut hour. Sarah Keyworth tells a semi-autobiographical tale about sex and gender identity, pondering on some very pertinent questions about the expectations society imposes on girls as they grow up, and describing some of her own personal revelations about what it means to be a lesbian and what constitutes femininity. “Think ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ but British, deadpan and in no way similar”. I really, really want to see this.

Photo: Karla Gowlett