MONDAY 1 AUGUST 2016 THREEWEEKSEDINBURGH.COM
MATT WINNING: SPACE IN THE FUTURE
If you've seen Matt Winning performing one of his comedy shows, you'll know he's really rather good at it, which makes it all the more amazing that as well as all this performance lark, he's also a working social scientist who doesn't want to leave his day-job.

His show this year is a set with a narrative that's in some way inspired by the work he does, and it sounds fascinating as well as funny. We put some questions to Matt ahead of his Edinburgh run. Read the interview here.

Matt Winning performs 'Ragnarok' at Opium from 6-27 Aug.



SHORT AND CURLY: THE FIVE PLACES THAT KEVIN SPACEY WOULD DEFINITELY (PROBABLY) BE SEEN IN EDINBURGH
"Quick changes and even quicker wit" say we of sketch duo Short & Curly. This year they are presenting 'A Curly Night In' at Gilded Balloon's new pay-what-you-want venue.

"Join highbrow sketch group member Curly for a relaxing night in with his classic highbrow films", says the show's blurb. Kevin Spacey films maybe. Imagine if Kevin Spacey was in town! Where would he go? Short & Curly wonder... Read Short & Curly's exclusive column here.

Short & Curly's 'A Curly Night In' is on at the Gilded Balloon at the Counting House at 1.15pm from 3-29 Aug.
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PREVIEW ISSUE OF THE THREEWEEKS MAGAZINE IS OUT NOW - DOWNLOAD OR PICK UP YOUR COPY

The preview edition of the ThreeWeeks magazine is out now! Copies will be arriving at homes and venues all around Edinburgh over the next few days.

Inside you will find interviews with Ball-Zee, Amée Smith, Sarah Hehir, Lucy Garland, Matt Winning, Helen Duff, Amelia Ryan, Tim Carlsen and Kid Carpet, plus columns from Stephen Greer, Jinx Yeo and Penny Ashton, and plenty of Three To See show recommendations.

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ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival, in handy sets of three.

THREE THEATRE SHOWS THAT ARE SOMETHING UNUSUAL >>

Scary Shit | Pleasance Courtyard | 3-29 Aug (pictured)
This section is for those of you looking for something a little different, that perhaps blurs the boundaries between genres. 'Scary Shit' is certainly that, because although it's listed in the dance/physical theatre section, I think this is a piece with a broader appeal than that might suggest. Rhiannon Faith brings real-life experiences to the stage in a show which sees two young women attending therapy in order to learn about themselves, and we think this will be amazing.

Knightmare Live | Pleasance Dome | 3-28 Aug
Bored of ordinary theatre? Yearning to see the cult TV classics of your youth adapted for the stage? Step right this way for 'Knightmare Live', which is back following a successful run in 2015, and this time they've made some changes – it will be bigger, better, and involve multiple contestants in this comical, improvised adventure game homage.

A Good Clean Heart | Underbelly Cowgate | 4-28 Aug
This is on the list for two reasons: one, it just about falls into the category of 'unusual' by being a bilingual show performed in both Welsh and English (don't worry, it's accessible to those who only speak the latter). And two, it just sounds really blooming good. It's a funny, moving play from award-winning playwright Alun Saunders focusing on two brothers, raised separately in different families, and speaking different languages. Looking forward to it.

THREE SCOTTISH COMEDIANS>>

Chris Forbes – Tall Needy Mutant | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 3-29 Aug

So, you're in Edinburgh for the Festival (sorry if you're reading this and you live here and the Fringe came to you without even asking) so I absolutely demand that you go and see some actually Scottish comedians instead of just watching acts you've already seen down in London. Though to be fair, you might actually have seen these acts in London too. But never mind. First up, Chris Forbes of 'Scot Squad' fame with a show about wondering and worrying about what people think of you. Which sounds kind of serious, but I promise you, he is funny.

Scott Gibson – Life After Death | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 3-29 Aug
The next Scot is actually called Scott. Scott is from Glasgow and has been praised by Frankie Boyle, so that's a good start. His brand of comedy is dark (read the title) but conversational and anecdotal and full of real life infused with hilarity. "'Life After Death' is a story of fear, love, life and Blackpool", runs the blurb. Sounds promising, no? You can't go wrong with Blackpool.

Scott Agnew – I've Snapped My Banjo String, Let's Just Talk | Gilded Balloon at The Counting House | 3-29 Aug
The final Scot is also actually called Scott. What are the chances of that happening? Well, realistically quite high, I imagine, it's probably quite a popular name here in Scotland. But I digress. Scott Agnew, former Scottish Comedian Of The Year, is regarded as a brilliant storyteller, and in this follow up to 2012's 'Tales Of The Sauna' he holds forth on the subject of working class gay life, sexual health, and mental health.
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