Venue 33, Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance One, 3rd-24th Aug (not 15, 22), 1.30pm-3.00pm



"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."


“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.”


"The beauty of this show is the chance to see it more than once as the content is always different, but rest assured the quality will always be top class."

4.5 One4Review

"From modest beginnings Mervyn has created a Fringe institution."


"Mervyn's show and his annual 'Spirit of the Fringe Awards' are a worthwhile reminder of what the Fringe was initially for."


"His trousers alone deserve the definitive title 'Mr Fringe' - a real boost to the greatest arts extravaganza in the world."


“When I first saw his poster I thought he was just an idiot in a stupid suit. Only later did I realise that he was an idiot in a stupid suit with a brilliant show. Every year I’ve seen something good that I wouldn’t have seen without the guidance of Mervyn. None of those things have been tailors.”



13th August 2022

Fringe Institution Mervyn Stutter is back once more presenting his much loved by all The Pick of the Fringe, and while it is in its 29th year the format doesn’t really alter, if you have a winning formula, and he has, then why change it.

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6th August 2015

Enjoying a 22nd season with one of the most-established revue shows on the Fringe circuit, Mervyn Stutter at one point implores his audience to ‘pass the message on’ about his variety show, suggesting ‘We don’t get many reviews any more. Everyone knows what this show is all about.’ Perhaps this is true.

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12th August 2015

The Fringe can be intimidating, can’t it? With venues spread apart and hidden, and so much to do. Mervyn Stutter’s show showcases his best of different genres and acts from ballet to theatre, stand up to cabaret, designed to make the punter’s life easier. It’s expertly compèred by Stutter, who gets the audience warmed up and conducts informative interviews with the acts.

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21st August 2015

Mervyn Stutter’s shows are an Edinburgh institution and at least half the audience appeared to be regular attendees (judging by the enthusiastic hand raising when he asked the question). Mervyn has a team of elves out checking all the shows on at the Fringe and picking a select few to appear on his stage for our pleasure.

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