This August the Edinburgh Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we have asked a plethora of performers about their personal Fringe experiences.

To kick us off, the cast of the iconic improv show 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' get all nostalgic as they return to the Edinburgh stage once again. Today, Colin Mochrie.

CLICK HERE to read Colin Mochrie's answers to the Quick Quiz.

'Whose Line Is It Anyway? - Live At The Fringe' is on at Assembly Rooms from 3-27 Aug.
The TW:TALKS podcast returns for Edinburgh Festival 2017. In this first edition we TW:TALK with Phil Wang as he gets ready to perform his new stand-up show 'Kinabalu'. We discuss Wang's first Edinburgh show, winning Chortle awards, his Footlights stint, the sketch shows as part of Daphne, and his upcoming first UK tour.

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Phil Wang performs 'Kinabalu' at Edinburgh Festival 2017 at the Pleasance Courtyard from 2-27 Aug. 
ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the festival with her Three To See tips. Today US comedy imports, great exhibitions and some cursed theatre.


Sid Singh - A Singh In The North | Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphy's | 3-27 Aug
It's often the case that acts who are big or on the up in the US come to Edinburgh and nobody knows who they are, which it's why it's always worth taking a closer look at them. First up is Sid Singh, whose first solo comedy album has been doing rather well in the American charts of late. According to my sources, he tackles some personal subjects - including the discomfort of being brown in America and being an atheist who regrets it - and all with a hilarious approach.

James Adomian: Lacking In Character | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 2-27 Aug (pictured)
Another excellent US act, stand-up comedian, actor and impressionist, known for his work on many high profile TV shows as well as for his podcast appearances and live performances. In this show, he mixes his own voice with those of the many different characters he's known for, as he explores the topics of politics and pop culture from a queer and rather singular point of view.

Butt Kapinski | Pleasance Dome | 2-27 Aug
Private eye Butt Kapinski - aka clowning and improv expert Deanna Fleysher - presides over a choose-your-own-adventure type show, described as part comedy and part social experiment: Kapinksi roams through the audience bending gender and expectations by casting men as whores and women as abusers. Don't dare to miss this acclaimed, immersive, award-winning comedy.


Shannon Te Ao - With The Sun Aglow I Have My Pensive Moods | Gladstone Court | 27 Jul-27 Aug
Prize winning artist Shannon Te Ao is known for video installations, sound works and live performances which often draw on existing literary material, in particular Māori lyrical sources found in Māori proverbs and song. This multimedia installation explores the physical and emotional depths of love, grief, sickness and healing and centres on video footage shot in a variety of New Zealand locations.

Jacob Kerray | Talbot Rice Gallery | 28 Jul-30 Sep (pictured)
The Talbot Rice Gallery has commissioned this exhibition from Jacob Kerray, inviting the artist to respond to the University Of Edinburgh's vast art collection to create a new work, or series of works, for the Talbot Rice Round Room. Kerray's work focuses on the visual representation of his own interests - particularly football, pro wrestling and historical painting, examining the hierarchies of culture, social distraction, mob mentality, myth, belief and taste. Detailed, colourful, fascinating work.

True To Life - British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s | Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art | until 24 Sep
I am not sure it would even be the festival if I didn't at some point tell all our readers that the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern art is definitely worth a visit. This exhibition looks fabulous, more than 80 paintings by an almost forgotten generation of artists, and offers a chance to discover a remarkable collection of art borrowed from public and private UK collections. Lovely.


Curse Of The Mummy | Just The Tonic At The Caves | 3-26 Aug
The team behind this show - Last Chance Saloon - have provoked a couple of glowing reviews from our writing staff in the past, for their hilarious takes on the Dracula and Frankenstein stories. Now they turn their attention to the subject of mummies, and I, for one, am entirely delighted. Expect Indiana Jones-style shenanigans and a lot of laughter.

The Cat Man Curse | Bedlam Theatre | 2-28 Aug (pictured)
This is described as a "whirlwind comedy", and blends sketch, clowning and physical theatre to tell the tale of TV actor Charles Heron (famous for playing hotshot lawyer Harvey Hardtruth), who is struck by an old Hollywood curse, and ends up being thrown into a kaleidoscopic 1970s noir investigation, forming a partnership with his solicitor to get to the bottom of a bizarre mystery.

Curse Of Cranholme Abbey | Pleasance Courtyard | 4-19 Aug
"Doors creak and dust falls; the curse of Cranholme Abbey has awoken once more. Distant screams echo from the east wing. The clock ticks. Time stands still. Peeling back the wallpaper, our heroes unravel the abbey's terrible secrets as the curse threatens to destroy them all". The reliably good Young Pleasance present a tale of intrigue and horror that's definitely going on my to-see list.
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