"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."
SUNDAY 21ST AUGUST 2022
Pleasance One, Venue 33
Theatre (new writing, solo show)
Scott Bennett: Nine Lives
Described by the Evening Standard as 'live comedy’s best kept secret' Scott Bennett has been blazing a trail through the stand-up circuit for the best part of a decade. He’s written for many high-profile acts such as Chris Ramsey and Jason Manford, and recently recorded his debut on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo. With regular appearances on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show, Scott is an act hotly tipped to break through into the big time, come along and see why. Tour support for Rob Brydon, Jason Manford, John Bishop.
Music (comedy, jazz)
The Queen's Cartoonists perform music from classic and contemporary animation, synchronized with the projected films. The band matches the energy of the cartoons, leading the audience through a world of virtuosic musicianship and comedy. Expect the unexpected from the Golden Age of Animation, cult cartoon classics and modern animated films. The six musicians hail from four continents and are all active members of the jazz scene in New York City. In partnership with Aardman, The Queen's Cartoonists are presenting films starring Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and classic American animated characters.
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.