"A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent."
TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST 2022
Pleasance One, Venue 33
Changing the Sheets
Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, theatre)
Christian Schulte-Loh: Comeback of the 50-Foot German Comedian
'German, but funny' (Der Spiegel). The Fringe favourite returns. Christian Schulte-Loh is a regular on German TV and in all major British comedy clubs. 'One of the most subversive acts ever' (Spectator). He has gigged in more than 30 countries and has been called 'a funny German – the only one!' (Kkunst). 'A funny, highly skilled comedian' **** (ThreeWeeks). www.germancomedian.com
Cabaret and Variety (music, theatre)
An evening of original songs and existential banter from a dark cabaret band with funny hats. Songs full of horrid murders, guillotines, dark magicians, lonely princesses and drunken regrets are offered up by this theatrical four piece.
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.