"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."
SATURDAY 27th AUGUST 2022
Pleasance One, Venue 33
Just These Please: Honestly No Pressure Either Way
Comedy (sketch show)
With three five star sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs, over 60 million views online and a tendency to list things in threes, Just These Please are back with 25 brand new sketches and songs where 'the gags are packed tight and as always the performance is faultless' (Chortle.co.uk). If you're looking for a 'tight hilarious hour of sketch comedy' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk) with 'solid laughs throughout' (Scotsman) and 'countless highlights' (ThreeWeeks) then you should absolutely get tickets before they sell out – but honestly no pressure either way. ***** (ThreeWeeks). ***** (TheArtsDesk.com). ***** (VoiceMag.uk).
Look at Me Don't Look at Me
Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (contemporary)
Ian Stone: Righter of Wrongs
Comedy (cabaret, international)
Nominee: Best Show 2022 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Agnes Moorehead. Vivienne Westwood with a tit out. Quinn grew up idolising bold, brassy older women. Now she's becoming one. In an award-nominated, explosive new cabaret, Quinn returns to Edinburgh to release your inner DGAF Dame. Whether you want to unlock the Auntie Mame within, polish your brassiness or your knees are stuffed and you need to be near someone who understands; all are welcome in The Broad Church. Sold out – Melbourne.
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.”