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Ex-husband sues comedian for £30k over Edinburgh Fringe jokes

An award-winning comedian is being sued for £30,000 by her former husband after using material about their marriage in a show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Comedy review: Jimmy McGhie’s Tribal Gathering

Comedy review: Jimmy McGhie’s Tribal Gathering

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: For anyone who hasn’t seen one in Edinburgh yet, this is a stand-up comedy show.

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Bewildering fun with blow-up bananas to be found at Ben Target's show

Go with the flow to unearth comedy gold at the Fringe

Sometimes you get the best out of the Fringe simply by going with the flow. Peter Buckley Hill’s Free Fringe and everything that came in its wake means that we have the opportunity to dip toes in comedy waters all across the city without drowning financially.

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Comedy review: Johnny White Really-Really: Pigeons

Comedy review: Johnny White Really-Really: Pigeons

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Embracing anti-comedy, a character in one of his dreamlike fugues asking “are you joking? Is it going to turn into a joke?”, Johnny White likes to play with tension and anti-climax, opening with a long routine about the actor James Nesbitt irking him in various scenarios.

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Comedy review: Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

Comedy review: Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Desiree Burch has a pretty unique take on the power relations of sex, as despite having been a virgin, she used to work as a dominatrix.

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Comedy review: Nick Coyle: Queen of Wolves

Comedy review: Nick Coyle: Queen of Wolves

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Nick Coyle has always had a propensity for the twisted and a flair for the dramatic.

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Comedy review: Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

Comedy review: Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Tour support for several big-name acts and signed to one of the most powerful comedy agencies, at just 21 Tom Lucy’s potential is already self-evident.

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Comedy review: The Long, Miserable Journey to Happiness

Comedy review: The Long, Miserable Journey to Happiness

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: This is such a sweet show. There are precious few words as Paul Valenti, a chubby little waistcoated man in a Stan Laurel hat, measures our smiles and leads us along his road to happiness.

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Comedy review: Mae Martin: Dope

Comedy review: Mae Martin: Dope

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Imparted by an increasingly mature, accomplished storyteller, Dope is essentially Mae Martin’s origins story, and a richly absorbing one at that.

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Comedy review: Tom Neenan: Attenborough

Comedy review: Tom Neenan: Attenborough

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Nakedly acknowledging both its three-star solidity with a casual gag and its debt to Britain’s greatest living naturalist in terms of shifting tickets with his name, Tom Neenan’s latest hour is a slight, amusing, none-too-original but enjoyable enough afternoon diversion.

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Comedy review: Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess

Comedy review: Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Though his show ends with the cliché of the desperate lover dashing to the airport to try to win back his beloved, there’s nothing remotely predictable about Steen Raskopoulos’s latest hour, save for the bellylaughs it elicits with his tried and tested but unique brand of audience participation.

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Comedy review: Graham Dickson is The Narcissist

Comedy review: Graham Dickson is The Narcissist

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Spinning wheels within wheels within wheels, The Narcissist is a mind-bending theatrical experience of the kind you only really see in Edinburgh.

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Comedy review: Organ Freeman

Comedy review: Organ Freeman

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Picking up one of the story threads of his fine 2016 show, Jarlath Regan surpasses it with an hour that reiterates his growing mastery of the storytelling form.

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Comedy review: Sean McLoughlin: You Can’t Ignore Me Forever

Comedy review: Sean McLoughlin: You Can’t Ignore Me Forever

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Performing his fifth show at the Fringe in five years, Sean McLoughlin worries that he’s got nothing new to say, even if he takes comfort in this being the first he’s written without him being in the full grip of a crisis.

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Comedy review: Darren Harriott: Defiant

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: A bugbear for its detractors and a regular stumbling block even for its supporters, political correctness approached with a mischievous, inquiring mind can be a potent source of humour.

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Comedy review: John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Comedy review: John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Last year was the worst of John Robins’s life. Bowie died, Prince died and Robins’ long- term relationship broke up, leaving him single at the age of 35.

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Comedy review: The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

Comedy review: The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Back performing solo again, to his usual high standards of nonsense, Adam Riches is sat miming some intense piano as the audience enters.

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Comedy review: Mat Ewins Presents Adventureman 7: The Return of Adventureman

Comedy review: Mat Ewins Presents Adventureman 7: The Return of Adventureman

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: One of those rare Fringe shows that you could happily catch a number of times over the course of its run, Mat Ewins appears to have finally hit the mother lode with his multimedia hi-jinks, refining his film spoofs and computer game silliness into an hour that doubtless rivals anything at the Festival for sheer density of gags.

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Comedy review: Tom Ballard: Problematic

Comedy review: Tom Ballard: Problematic

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Like many comedians at the Fringe, Tom Ballard has taken the wake-up calls of Brexit, President Trump and the resurgence of far-right senator Pauline Hanson in his own nation Australia, as a nudge to seek answers for the world’s problems outside his liberal bubble.

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Comedy review: Kwame Asante: Open Arms

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: A classy cut above a typical introductory show, Kwame Asante’s debut establishes him as a likeable act whose flaws are at least relatable and entertainingly justified by the dilemmas in his life.

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