"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."
FRIDAY 19th AUGUST 2022
Pleasance One, Venue 33
Cabaret and Variety (magic)
Taiwan Season: See You
Don't Make Me Hate You
Maureen Langan doesn't want to hate people; they make her hate them. Langan uses her quick wit and honest rants to lambast reality stars, politicians, hipsters, the politically correct and the easily triggered. 'Should not be missed!' (StageBuddy.com). 'Killer sense of humor!' (San Francisco Examiner). 'Laugh-out-loud hilarity!' (Magazine.DailyBusinessGroup.co.uk). 'I adore her and you will, too' (Alan Zweibel, original SNL writer and Tony Award-winning playwright).
Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (music, cabaret)
A live circus rock tribute to the original rebel, David Bowie. Stage dive into the mosh pit for a night of live music, glittering glam rock, phenomenal acrobatics, breath-taking aerials and spectacular heart-stopping sideshow. Combining music and circus, bringing to life an incredible body of work that spanned over 50 years, with an aesthetic that inspired generations.
Host and Compere
Mervyn has been in the entertainment industry since 1974. He started in theatre where he acted, wrote scripts, songs, and directed for around 14 years. In the 1980s, he became the 'regular topical song bloke' on the BBC TV's first ever daytime show, 'Open Air', fronted by a thin Irishman called Eamonn Holmes. Over the years he has performed weekly topical songs on many TV current affairs programmes and more of the same on radio. In the late 1980s, he took his comedy songs onto the Comedy Circuit and then touring theatres. Merv's first Edinburgh Fringe was in 1986 and he has been every year since. 'Pick of the Fringe' started life as 'Have you seen anything good?', a show to help answer the perennial Fringe-goer question. To title was changed to 'Pick of the Fringe' in 1994 and it he has built it up into one of the must-see Fringe shows.
“Mervyn Stutter is very, very good as compere of this chat show, for to make such a showcase work requires skill, talent and quick reactions. Stutter works the crowd like the showman he is.”
Yes, our ticket giveaway competition is back.
To celebrate the 29th year of Mervyn Stutter's 'Pick of the Fringe' we are giving away ten pairs of tickets in our BIG, free, ticket giveaway competition. Plus if you enter, we will send you a special promo code that will get you 20% off tickets.