6 of the best comedy shows at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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If there’s one genre which is synonymous with the Edinburgh Fringe more than any other, it’s comedy, and this year is no different. We’ve had a dig through our recent reviews to bring you the best four and five star rated comedy shows on right now.

Trevor Lock’s Community Circle *****

“Anyone who truly enjoys audience participation needs to see this show, which also boasts quite the best bucket speech in history, a brilliant ­consideration of why weeing where you sit in an ­audience might actually be the thing to do, a painfully funny roll-call that owes nothing to Rowan Atkinson and everything to Lock – and left me in awe and wondering why Lock is not a household name.”

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Bannermans (Venue 357)

Until 27 August. Today 3pm.

Phil Nicholl: Your Wrong *****

“It is his most properly personal show ever, beautifully crafted, without a single comedy stitch that is not neat and secure.”

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Heroes @ Monkey Barrell (Venue 515)

Until 27 August. Today 9pm.

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads ****

“With its ­occasional veneration of incest and wholesale dismissal of art at the world’s biggest arts ­festival, LadsLadsLads feels as determined an effort to shake some of Pascoe’s recently acquired fanbase as her dumping of her boyfriend for Christmas.”

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Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)

Until 27 August. Today 5:40pm.

Ari Eldjarn: Pardon My Icelandic ****

“Eldjarn uses the Nordic countries as a giant toybox, introducing us to mannerisms and prejudices we didn’t even know existed.”

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Heroes@Monkey Barrell (Venue 515)

Until 27 August. Tomorrow 1:40pm.

Suzi Ruffell: Keeping It Classy ****

“This breezily entertaining hour from the ever-more accomplished Suzi Ruffell belies her insecurities about merely being a ‘mouthy cow’.”

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Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)

Until 27 August. Today 9:45pm.

Boris and Sergey’s One Man Extravaganza ****

“Sergey’s one-man show is a glorious paradigm of artistic over-indulgence.”

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Assembly George Square Theatre (Venue 8)

Until 28 August. Today 9:25pm.