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Three To See 2018: Three tenth celebrations

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 tenth Edinburgh shows.

Strictly Carl Donnelly | Laughing Horse @ The Counting House | 2-26 Aug
Another thing I noticed when trawling though the enormously large range of comedy on offer at this year’s Fringe was a number of comedians who have a numerical reason to celebrate in 2018 – they’ve all done nine previous shows at the old Ed Fest, and this year it’s time for the tenth. First up is Fringe veteran (well, they are all Fringe veterans, I suppose, but we’ll no doubt come up with some other labels later) Carl Donnelly, who really has been producing fabulous work here for what feels like eons and I am not sure he quite gets the recognition he deserves.

Nick Doody – PG | Subway | 4-25 Aug
Oh, and over to another comedian who definitely does not get as much attention as I’d like. I mean, why isn’t this brilliant comedian on the radio and telly absolutely all the flipping time? I don’t know, maybe he prefers live work, and maybe you’d prefer to see him work live, but whatever, he’s brilliant, and you should definitely make time to see him perform his tenth Edinburgh show. And what’s the show about this time? Well, on this occasion – as the title possibly implies – he has faced full on the challenge of coming up with a PG rated stand-up show. So go and see how he’s got on with that, eh?

Paul Foot: Image Conscious | Underbelly Cowgate | 2-26 Aug (pictured)
“Greetings! It’s my brand-new show, baybayyy! Ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? I have. What about the numerous problems of organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example. It’s an absolute nightmare!” And so to our final tenth-solo-show-celebrating Fringe legend (see, I told you I’d come up with another label). Who is it? Well, as you might have guessed from that intro (if not from his name being scribed plainly above it), it’s the almighty and award-winning Paul Foot. Expect something highly original and superbly funny.

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