Comedy hitlist

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  • 23 August 2009
Comedy hitlist

Brendon Burns
In years gone by this mouthy Aussie could have started an almighty battle in an empty room. He doesn’t have that problem anymore given the number of dates he’s added to this brief sold-out run.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 25–29 Aug, 10.30pm, £16 (£14.50).

Anna & Katy
Madames Crilly and Wix pull out all the Pythonesque stops with a raving hour of all-out lunacy. But in a good, funny way.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug, 6.40pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8–£9).

Phil Nichol
The crazy Canadian brings it down a gear to devastating effect with his creation Bobby Spade.
The Stand II, 558 7272, until 30 Aug, 9pm, £10.

Kim Noble
One former half of Noble and Silver makes a long-awaited return to the Fringe with a difficult show confronting the darker recesses of his, and our minds.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 30 Aug, 6.20pm, £12–£13 (£11–£12).

Richard Herring
One of the most anticipated comedy shows in this year’s programme delivers its promise amid a blur of passion and hilarity.
Underbelly, 08445 458 252, until 30 Aug, 8.40pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50).

Pappy’s Fun Club
A supersonic jaunt through a ludicrous yet hilarious number of sketches in a mere 60 minutes.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug, 7.20pm, £12-£14 (£10.50-£12.50).

Alun Cochrane
One of the nation’s most merry daydreamers delivers another heavenly set.
The Stand III & IV, 558 7272, until 30 Aug, 10.50pm, £9 (£8).

Jonny Sweet
The guy just announced as playing the young David Cameron in a future More4 production delivers, against the odds, a devastatingly funny show about a deceased brother.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 30 Aug, 4.45pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).

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