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Three To See 2015: Comedy Acts With Books Out

By | Published on Wednesday 29 July 2015


ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses delves into the comedy programme for her latest Three To See tips, starting with three comedians with books out. Simple.

Bridget Christie: A Book for Her (pictured)
It’s not really a question of just happening to have a book out (see the other two) for Bridget Christie; the show is, as you may have just noticed, when you read the title of this segment, called ‘A Book For Her’, which is the actual name of her actual, acclaimed, recently published book. So, a blatant sell, really. But do we care? Are we going to criticise? No, certainly not, because a) she’s got fifty minutes of new material for you and b) Bridget Christie is utterly brilliant, a complete ThreeWeeks favourite, and as far as we are concerned, she can do whatever she wants, and it will be great. Get your tickets now.
The Stand Comedy Club, from 8 until 31 Aug

Gyles Brandreth: Word Power
Gyles Brandreth has been around for a quite a while, and has been frequenting this here Fringe not infrequently in recent years, and on occasion, really impressing our reviewers (five stars in 2013). The word fanatic’s 2015 show is all about the power of language, and the new book, ‘Word Play’, is a “cornucopia of puns, anagrams and other curiosities of the English language”. Not sure if he’s particularly flogging the publication at the Fringe, but it’s definitely out this summer, and the themes of the show and the book are vaguely connected. Well, in that they both have ‘word’ in the title.
Pleasance Courtyard, from 5 until 30 Aug

Jessie Cave: I Loved Her
And so to another recently regular Edinburgh performer who, since her Edinburgh debut in 2012 has swiftly established herself as a ThreeWeeks favourite, and indeed, an all round Fringe favourite. I think it would possibly be against the law not to mention her background as a screen actor – she’s appeared in all sorts of stuff, but probably most notably the Harry Potters – but the fact is that we love her live work more and look forward to taking in this year’s show. And, just to tie up the book connection, she recently released ‘Love Sick’, a collection of “brutally honest” daily doodles covering the thorny moments of dating, falling in love, breaking up, and friendship. I think I might go and find a copy right now.
Underbelly, Cowgate, from 6 until 30 Aug

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