10 unmissable comedy acts of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016

Daniel Sloss will be returning to the Festival for his ninth year

Daniel Sloss will be returning to the Festival for his ninth year

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe attracts both performers and spectators from around the world. With thousands of people flocking to Edinburgh’s streets it’s easy to get lost in the madness and miss out on some of the best performers of the year.

Here are 10 performers who should be on your “must see” list for 2016:

Al Murray will be bringing back the pub landlord to the Festival

Al Murray will be bringing back the pub landlord to the Festival

Limmy: Daft Wee Stories

Glasgow-born Brian Limond AKA Limmy is making a limited appearance at the Fringe. For Four nights, the comedian will take to the stage with stories from his best-selling book, Daft Wee Stories. Performances will include an audience Q&A and signing.

Aug 18-21, Venue 105, £17.50

Katherine Ryan: Work in Progress

Limmy will be performing from his book Daft Wee Stories

Limmy will be performing from his book Daft Wee Stories

The Canadian stand-up who is taking the comedy circuit by storm, Katherine Ryan is back for another year at the Festival. Following a sold out UK tour, razor-sharp Katherine is sure to entertain you.

Aug 4-14, The Stand Comedy Club 5&6, £16

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Al Murray – The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together

Britain’s best loved pub landlord is back to serve you a pint. On a mission to “re-Great” Britain, Al Murray will entertain you in his new show with his views on Europe, the NHS and the Middle East.

Aug 4-14, Assembly George Square Gardens, £19.50

Mark Watson: I’m Not Here

Returning with a follow-up to his show Flaws, Mark Watson retells a story of a seemingly minor problem at an airport, which became his starting point for a spiralling examination of identity in the digital age.

Aug 4-28, Pleasance Courtyard, £16

Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud

A Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2015, Nish Kumar will delight audiences with his unique views on history, democracy and capitalism.

Aug 4-28, Pleasance Courtyard, £12

Daniel Sloss: So?

Fifer Daniel is back for his ninth Festival performance, following a hugely successful sell-out run last year. The young performer will have you in stitches with his new show.

Aug 4-28, Venue150, £12.50

David O’Doherty: Big Time

The self named Aldi Bublé, David O’Doherty is delighted to present a brand new hour of talking and songs in a haunted Victorian hall on a hill with portraits of men who look like cocker spaniels.

Aug 4-28, Assembly Hall, £15

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Russell Howard and Steve Williams: Work in Progress

Russell Howard and Steve Williams are returning to Edinburgh in a joint show where both comedians will perform for half an hour each. The work in progress will see the comedians try out new routines that are likely to vary each night.

Aug 4-21, Assembly George Square Studios, £5

Jo Caulfield: Pretending to Care

Known for appearances on some of Britain’s best comedy shows such as Mock the Week and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, Jo Caulfield is at the height of her powers interacting with audiences and reflecting on her own life.

Aug 5-28, The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, £10

Seann Walsh: One for the Road

Observational mastery from the self proclaimed ‘Lie-in King’. Hangover horrors and vulgarity, this comic nails what it means to be young and reckless.

Aug 4-28, Pleasance Courtyard, £14

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