Some of the Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedians appearing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Here are 12 former Edinburgh Comedy Award winners who are returning to the Capital this year

After being cancelled in 2020 and massively scaled back in 2021 the world’s largest arts festival is gearing up to get back to normal this year – with over 2000 shows already announced.

Wednesday, 18th May 2022, 5:05 pm

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe was one of the many artistic casualties of the global pandemic, meaning the streets of the Capital have remained free of the usual August hubbub since the last full edition was held back in 2019.

The return of the event, scheduled to take place from August 5-29, will be welcomed by all those who missed the annual cultural feast, as well as business owners who rely on the huge number of visitors that flock to the city.

Comedy fans are already scouring the programme for the next big thing set to emerge from the annual cultural feast, following the likes of Tim Minchin, Mel & Sue, The League of Gentlemen, Bo Burnham, Steve Coogan, Noel Fielding and Graham Norton, who all started their careers in tiny Edinburgh venues.

They were all at least nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award – formerly the Perrier Award – which will also be be back in 2022, three years after it was last presented.

And many previous winners of the prize have already announced they will be returning to the Capital with new shows this year.

So, if you want to see somebody who has already scaled the peak of Edinburgh Fringe comedy, here are the 12 tickets you should be booking on the Fringe website.

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