"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."
FRIDAY 26th AUGUST 2022
Pleasance One, Venue 33
Kevin Quantum: Dark Matter
Cabaret and Variety (magic, comedy)
Magician Kevin Quantum, trained by Penn & Teller, presents a fast-paced, jaw-dropping show, that guarantees to blow your mind. In a fraction of a second go from belly laughing to intense confusion and lose yourself in mystery. Be transfixed, shocked and properly entertained, once again, on a night out where stranger things will happen right before your eyes. Complete sell-out, Edinburgh Fringe 2021. Best Magic, Adelaide Fringe 2018. Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 winner and 2019 nominee. 'Master Illusionist' ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Astonishing' ***** (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Epic stunts. Genuinely impressive magic' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).
Fritz and Matlock
Theatre (contemporary, drama)
Paul Sinha: One Sinha Lifetime
Comedy (music, stand-up)
New Zealand's only popstars return with new catchy AF comedy pop music. And guess what? They’re expecting... you to enjoy the show. After selling out shows in NZ and the UK, Two Hearts are ready to spend all their money on this overambitious spectacular with sexy jams, hot dancers, and even hotter lights (don't touch the lights). Starring members of Fringe hit Snort, Laura Daniel (Taskmaster NZ) and Joseph Moore. 'This generation’s Flight of the Conchords, but with bite' ***** (NZEntertainmentPodcast.com). 'Don’t miss this five-star hour of explosive joy' ***** (DIVA).
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. The 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.