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Three To See 2019: Three Comedy Debut Hours

By | Published on Friday 28 June 2019

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three comedians doing their first full hour at the Fringe this year.

Jayne Edwards Is Top Bodybuilder Brian | Heroes @ Dragonfly | 1-25 Aug (pictured)
For this set of tips I decided to focus on those comedians bringing their first full-hour solo shows to the Festival this year. And we are starting with Jayne Edwards, who has already made waves in other places in the UK with her acclaimed character comedy, and is set to do the same in the Scottish capital this summer. In this show she plays a Leaver who “fights, metaphorically, to find meaning in the world, and anyone who voted Remain, physically”, which sounds rather promising. Listing here.

Michael Odewale: #BLACKBEARSMATTER | Pleasance Courtyard | 31 Jul-25 Aug
Comedy aficionados may already be well aware of the work of Michael Odewale, given his status as a BBC New Comedy Award finalist, his recent success at the 2019 Leicester Comedy Festival (he won Best New Show) and his appearances on ‘Stand Up Central’ and Radio 4. But he’s now headed Fest-wards with his debut hour and you would be mad to miss it. Expect high quality stand-up as Odewale “tries to figure out what matters, and what’s just noise”. Listing here.

Esther Manito: Crusade | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 31 Jul-25 Aug
Another competition finalist now (So You Think You’re Funny, 2017, amongst others) and it’s talented Lebanese British comedian Esther Manito: “Esther takes you on a whirlwind tour of what life is like when you can’t meet the expectations of your identity. From battling comments online to facing head-on confrontations in person, she’s not sure she wants to battle the crusade!” Listing here.

Photo: Fox Dog Studios

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