Just the Tonic present

Caroline MabeyCAROLINE MABEY’S ONE MINUTE SILENCE
• EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2011
• JUST THE TONIC AT THE CAVES – JUST UP THE STAIRS
• 6.15pm (Ends 7.15pm)
• 4th – 28th AUGUST 2011 (not 17th)

The unspeakably brilliant Caroline Mabey and her cartoon coffee pot sidekick, Kip, are back in Edinburgh for the third time to take the ultimate challenge in this mind bending, world record–breaking attempt to be quiet.  You simply won’t believe your ears.  This year’s David Blaine.

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THE DOG-EARED COLLECTIVE in

YOU’RE BETTER THAN THIS

  • The Dog-Eared CollectiveEDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2011
  • UNDERBELLY, COWGATE – Belly Laugh
  • 4pm (Ends 5pm)
  • 4th – 28th AUGUST 2011 (not 17th)

After a triumphant run at the Brighton Fringe earlier in the year – The Sunday Times critics’ choice of the weekend – “superlative” sketch group The Dog-Eared Collective bring their brand new show, You’re Better Than This to the Edinburgh Fringe.  This is the sketch group of the fringe this year.

Directed by Alan Freestone, (Greedy (Edinburgh, London, New York), Lucy Porter and Des Clarke) You’re Better Than This is a riotous sketch fest showcasing the groups’ quirky style of combining ingenious prop comedy with British eccentricity.  Joyously unpredictable and in places a touch surreal, audiences are invited to fly on the cape tails of a Diddy-Man Vigilante, cue up for Snooker: The Musical and sniff out a Samurai’s secret.

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DEANNE SMITH in
  • DeAnne SmithTHE BEST DEANNE SMITH DEANNE SMITH CAN BE
  • EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2011
  • GILDED BALLOON – The Wee Room
  • 8.15pm (Ends 9.10pm)
  • 3rd – 29th AUGUST 2011 (not 15th or 22nd)

You probably haven’t heard of DeAnne Smith yet.  You will.

After a hugely successful season in Australia where she was nominated for the Barry Award (MICF) this year, Award Winning Canadian/American comic DeAnne Smith is making her Edinburgh debut with her new stand up show.

With her trademark wit and irreverence, and a few ukulele tunes, this show sees “nerdy but dirty” DeAnne tackle topics such as anxiety, ignorance, lesbian relationships, and mortality.  She also leaves room in her show for plenty of banter, showcasing her quick wit and formidable improv skills with the freeform segment “5 1/2 Minutes of Bonus Hilarity.” DeAnne has been voted one of Montreal’s top three comedians by the Montreal Mirror readers for the last four years.

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RBM presents

Matt Green MATT GREEN in TOO MUCH INFORMATION
• EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2011
• PLEASANCE COURTYARD – UPSTAIRS
• 8.30pm (Ends 9.30pm)
• 3rd – 28th AUGUST 2011 (not 15th or 22nd)

After another hugely successful run in Edinburgh last year Matt Green is back with his fourth solo stand- up show, Too Much Information.  Already nominated for Best New Show at The Leicester Comedy Festival earlier this year, this show is sure to be a hit.

Overwhelmed by life?  Constantly distracted?  Can’t finish a….oooh what’s that?  In this fast–moving world of distractions and diversions, how can we stay focused on what’s important?  Were things simpler in the past or were people just stupider? Does studying Home Economics for a term at the age of 13 give Matt enough knowledge to understand the global financial crisis? And if not, should that stop him from commenting on it anyway? Why are we obsessed with gossip? And have you seen what she’s wearing?

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• KATE SMURTHWAITE in THE NEWS AT KATE 2011
• EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2011
• CIAO ROMA, 64 South Bridge, venue number 283
• 8.20pm (Ends 9.20pm) FREE
• 6th – 29th AUGUST 2011 (not 16th)

Political comic, Kate Smurthwaite is back at the fringe with her new show The News at Kate 2011 all about this year’s news and views and all the political shenanigans she has been involved in this year.   So left wing it hurts, political campaigner, ardent feminist and hard core do-gooder, Kate casts her satirical eye over all things political and gives her brilliant, witty, hilarious take on them, including her on-going fallings out with Daily Mail writer Angela Epstein and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries and her leading of the Nope Pope march last year protesting the Pope’s state visit.

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