The Edinburgh Festival starts today, Friday 4th August and we have a host of talent taking their shows to the Fringe which is running throughout August.
Josh Jones, Tadiwa Mahlunge and Liz Guterbock are all in residence at the Pleasance Courtyard until Monday 27th August. With Ian Smith performing nightly at the Tron.
Mancunian Josh Jones's show 'Gobsmacked' is the highly anticipated follow-up to his show last year for which was nominated as 'Best Newcomer' in the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Awards. He will appear nightly at the Pleasance's Baby Grand Theatre until Sunday 27th August. He will then be taking the show on the road for his first full UK tour this autumn.
2023 is Tadiwa Mahlunge's solo debut at the Edinburgh Festival, following on from his hugely successful performance in the 2022 Pleasance Comedy Reserve showcase. His show ' Inhibition Exhibition' was nominated for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival and has been chosen by The Sun as one of the top 20 shows to see at this year's Festival. The show runs nightly at Bunker Two until Sunday 27th August is also being streamed live on NextUp on Wednesday 9th August.
Californian comedian Liz Guterbock first performed her 'Geriatric Millennial' show at last year's Free Fringe, receiving rave audience reviews so she is back again this year in residence every afternoon at The Cellar at the Pleasance until Sunday 27th August. In 2022 a fellow comedian wrote that she is "so funny, deservedly packing out every day and getting an amazing response" so we're sure the show is going to be one of the hits of the Festival.
Yorkshire comedian Ian Smith is an Edinburgh regular, first performing there in 2015. This year he is in residence at The Tron with his new show 'Crushing'. He is there until 27th August, with the show being streamed on NextUp on Monday 14th August. He will also be appearing alongside Amy Gledhill on Friday 11th August with their podcast 'Northern News' which they will be recording to a live audience at Monkey Barrel.