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Three To See 2015: Theatrical Comedy

By | Published on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Marny Godden

It’s ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses again, this time tipping three theatrical comedy shows.

I’ve noticed that lots of our review team are very into the sort of comedy that has a theatrical turn to it, and I’ve always been a bit of a fan of that kind of show myself. ‘Tatterdemalion’, which falls firmly into that category, comes from another company beloved of the ThreeWeeks team, Flabbergast Theatre, the creators of vaudevillian double act Boris and Sergey. It’s a one man show from artistic director Henry Maynard, a touching and absurd piece of theatre featuring puppetry, physical comedy and mime, and I feel one hundred percent sure this is going to be great.
Assembly Roxy, from 5 until 31 Aug

Marny Godden: Flam ‘Em on the Gate (pictured)
Marny Godden, also known as one third of comedy sketch trio The Grandees, is a fabulously funny, brilliant and endearing force to be reckoned with, and makes her solo debut this year with a tasty sounding melange of clowning and colourful character comedy, some scripted, some improvised, that promises to take you on “an uplifting, giddy, fun-packed interactive adventure which will transport you back to childhood”. I love being transported back to childhood, and I love Marny, so this one’s definitely going on the list.
Underbelly, Cowgate, from 6 until 30 Aug

Gabriel Bisset-Smith Tells The Most Original and Funny Joke in The Universe
If you’re a regular partaker of Edinburgh Fringe comedy, you may be aware of Gabriel Bisset-Smith, one half of highly regarded sketch double act Guilt & Shame. Part stand-up, part sketch, and part theatre, this new one man show is Bisset-Smith’s attempt to create something truly unique. “Like most ‘artists’ trying to make a name for themselves, I wanted to do something original,” he explains. “In comedy this is particularly hard as there’s always some smartarse thirteen year old on the other side of the world who has beat you to it.”
Underbelly, Cowgate, from 6 until 30 Aug

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