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Three To See 2015: Sketch Shows Worth Checking

By | Published on Friday 31 July 2015


So many sketches, so little time – ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three top sketch shows from the Fringe.

zazU: A Féte Worse Than Death
Our reviewer was pretty taken with zazU Comedy’s 2014 show, calling it “good silly fun” and praising its quirky characters, its talented cast, and its promising use of biscuit props. The group have a pretty good background in this comedy lark, having met via Newsrevue, and put together their critically acclaimed debut with a bit of help from comedy ledge Steve Furst. They are back with an amusingly named follow up (I love cheesy puns), and I expect it to be very good.
Pleasance Courtyard, from 5 until 31 Aug

Aunty Donna
Another sketch troupe who made a big splash with their debut show last year are Australian imports Aunty Donna. Critically acclaimed at home and abroad, the trio are back with a new show that promises to be dark, warped, crass, original and intelligent, and also appears to have a cohesive theme, which is good, because I like sketch shows with a cohesive theme. What is the theme? Well, they’re caught in a battle of good versus evil with a rival comedy troupe. Sounds fun, no?
Gilded Balloon, from 5 until 31 Aug

Minor Delays
And yes, yet another sketch troupe who made their well-received Fringe debut last year, though the individual members have a fair amount of pre sketch show Edinburgh based experience, too – one member of the trio is a former president of student sketch group Leeds Tealights, and another starred in a successful one woman Fringe show back in 2012. Anyway, none of that really matters; what’s important is that you can expect something pretty special from this lot; classy, clever comedy from a talented bunch.
Gilded Balloon, from 5 until 31 Aug

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