What you should see at The Edinburgh Fringe 2018

It’s the highlight of the comedy calendar, with anybody who wants to be anyone travelling up to Edinburgh to spend the month entertaining the masses with their sharp wit and side splitting humour.

Here at 2Northdown we’ve been honoured to host a number of those bright eyed and bushy tailed comedians on our stage as they prepped, preened and practiced their shows. Here’s a list of our YOU-HAVE-TO-SEE-THEM-OR-LEAVE-CRYING pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018:

Olga Koch: Fight   Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance This, 19:15, Aug 1 - 13, 15 - 26

Amused Moose National New Comic Award finalist. As heard on The Now Show. @rocknrolga

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower Just the Tonic at The Tron, 17:00, Aug 2 -12, 14 - 26

‘A genuinely impressive stand-up, with real comic brain and brawn’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A truly great stand up but with enough shabby humanity that you don’t think he’s a prick’ (Fringepig.co.uk). @millerickcomedy

Ed Night: An Aesthetic Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two, 21.15, Aug 1 - 26

'Ed Night stands at the dawn of the new age of stand-up' (Fest). He 'has no right to be as good as he is' **** (Fest). 'One of the future stars of British comedy' (iNews.co.uk). 'Blisteringly quick fire and jam-packed with jokes' (BroadwayBaby.com). Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2017. @_EdNight 

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two, 16:15, Aug 1 - 13, 15 - 26

Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. Nominee: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018. 'A comic with a distinctive voice and a story you'd like to hear' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). 'Pretty much the perfect comedy package' (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). @CatherineBohart

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two, 17:30,  Aug 1-26

Funny Women runner-up. 'Charming' (Independent). 'Excellently deadpan' (HuffingtonPost.com). 'I liked that joke about her fanny' (Sarah Millican). 'A complete breath of fresh air' (EdFestMag.com). @sarahkcomedy

Jim Campbell: Trampoline Just the Tonic at The Mash House - Just the Cask Room, 17.05, Aug 2-12, 14-26

'Charmingly fresh... an hour in Campbell's company will leave you entertained and enlightened' **** (List).  'A superb example of how to craft a technically accomplished, winningly performed piece of comedy' **** (Fest). @JimCampbellTFR

Jessie Cave: Sunrise The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4 - Stand 4, 14:25, Aug 1-12, 14-26

‘A unique comic talent. Think Lena Dunham’s Girls but with far more self-deprecation and jokes’ (Independent). ‘A disarmingly honest set... vivid, emotionally naked comedy’ (Guardian). ‘A glorious mix of honesty and naivety, clever and silly, sweet and dark’ (Scotsman). @jessiecave

Tom Houghton: The Honourable Pleasance Dome - JackDome, 20:10, Aug 1-26

'This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute' **** (Telegraph). @TomHcomedy

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean: Victim, Complex Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two, 20:00, Aug 1-27

‘Making powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects' **** (Guardian). @kiripritchardmc

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy Gilded Balloon Teviot - Wee Room, 14:00, Aug 1-14, 16-26

***** (BroadwayBaby.com). @ShutUpAndrea

Luke Kempner: House of Faces Pleasance Courtyard - Beside, 16:45, Aug 1-12, 15-27

'Gloriously funny' (Independent). 'Remarkable tour de force' **** (Telegraph). 'Blummin genius' (Dawn French). 'Raw talent' (BroadwayBaby.com). @LukeKempner

Rose Matafeo: Horndog Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Above, 18:20, Aug 1-13, 15-26

'Effervescently entertaining' **** (Guardian). 'One of the undoubted highlights of the Fringe' ***** (Telegraph). Best Show nominee, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2018. @Rose_Matafeo

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog Pleasance Courtyard - The Attic, 16:30, Aug 1-26

'Refreshing; clever stuff' (Bruce Dessau). 'Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths' (List). 'Priceless' (Chortle.co.uk). @sindhuvfunny

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever Bedlam Theatre - Bedlam Theatre, 15:30, Aug 1-14, 16-26

'Smart, impressive and brilliantly funny tour-de-comedy' (Chortle.co.uk).  'A fiercely accomplished talent' (Scotsman). @kenchengcomedy

Larry Dean: Bampot Assembly Checkpoint - Assembly Checkpoint, 17:00, Aug 2-14, 16-26

'Confessional storytelling at its funniest' ***** (Herald). 'The easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate, too' (Guardian). 'A winning combination of being daft and a smart aleck' (Chortle.co.uk). Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016. Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2015. @larrydeancomedy

Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Above, 21:00, Aug 1-12, 14-26

A killer show… tremendous… unrelenting… she’s so bloody funny‘ ***** (List).  ‘Felicity Ward is rocking Edinburgh again… one of the finest stand-ups dashing across comedy stages today’ **** (Fest). @felicityward

Alex Kealy: A Kealy’s Heel Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire - Long Room, 17:15, Aug 2-26

'Hilariously funny' **** (TheatreWeekly.com). 'Ferociously quick-witted' **** (EdFringeReview.com). Best Jokes of Edinburgh 2016 and 2017 (Evening Standard, i News, Scotsman, Huffington Post). 'Very high on laughs. The gag-per-minute ratio for this show is impressive... clever and imaginative' (List). @alexkealy

Anna Morris: Bombastic Voodoo Rooms - Ballroom, 16:40, Aug 4-14, 16-21, 23-26

'Beautifully crafted comedy' (Independent). 'A master of character comedy' (Comedy.co.uk). 'Morris has the X Factor' ***** (EdinburghGuide.com). ***** (FunnyWomen.com). **** (Herald). **** (Skinny). **** (Sunday Herald). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Stage). @annamorriscomic

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