GAVIN WEBSTER: I AM STAND-UP COMEDY
Stand 2, The Stand Comedy Club, York Place 6.20pm
Gavin Webster is a past winner of the Comedians’ Comedian award, and there is no higher recommendation than the approval of his comedy peers. For over two decades, Webster has been treating audiences worldwide to his surreal and silly routines. His Edinburgh show is always the first thing I watch every Fringe. If you go to see this show you will understand why.
GUS LYMBURN: THE IDIOT
Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive, Grassmarket. 7.55pm
Gus Lymburn is a true force of nature, one of the funniest people in Scotland. His off-the-cuff, often alcohol-fuelled flights of fancy make him one of the must-see acts in Edinburgh. Last year, he was talking about quitting comedy at the end of the Fringe. Thankfully, he didn’t. However, just in case he changes his mind again, do make sure to catch this hour of madcap, infectious nonsense.
SEYMOUR MACE GETS SUCKED-OFF BY GOD
Stand 3, The Stand Comedy Club, York Place 1.30pm
The bizarrely inappropriate title of this lunchtime show ought to give one a clue that Mace’s imagination is somewhat wild and wacky. Like fellow Geordie Gavin Webster, Seymour’s inventive left-field humour is impossible to categorise. Suffice to say, he is simply a very funny guy.
DONALD ALEXANDER & STUART McPHERSON
Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Rose Street 6pm
Back in tandem for a second year, this two-hander features a pair of the most promising up-and-coming acts on the Scottish circuit, performing half an hour each. Alexander was voted Best Newcomer at the 2017 Scottish Comedy Awards, McPherson having won the same title two years ago These two comics are utter polar opposites but they compliment each other perfectly, Alexander’s nervy awkwardness proving the ideal foil to McPherson’s assured, laconic self-deprecation.
The Stand Comedy Club, York Place. 6.30pm Friday 3 to Sunday 12
David Kay laconic delivery and goofy idiot-savant stage persona disguise a fierce intellect. So laid-back that he is virtually horizontal, Kay’s weird conversational style draws the audience into the bizarre parallel universe that he inhabits. Kay is utterly unique and he is only in town for the first ten days so do make a point of catching this hour of delightful daftness.
MATT EWINS: MATT EWINS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED
No Performance Times Or Venue Details Available
Seriously, this is not a joke. This guy is actually doing a show called “Matt Ewins Show Has Been Cancelled” but has also not listed the show in the Fringe programme or on the official website, thereby making it extremely difficult for an audience to turn up, which could cause the show to be actually cancelled. However, I am assured that the show is definitely happening, and as soon as I find out where, I will be the first person in the queue. Matt Ewins is brilliant. See him if you manage to find him.
Vladimir McTavish’s solo show at the 2018 Fringe, “25 Years Of Stand-Up” is at The Stand’s New Town Theatre at 6.50pm until Sunday 26 August