On the fringe 2009 - Edinburgh Festival Preview shows running throughout summer

Posted: 25th June 2009

It's coming up to that time again; time to wash your hair and get your fringe(eh eh) sorted out for the Edinburgh festival. Luckily those lovely comedians (and enne's) that are to play the festival are helping you out this year with summer-long comedy previews, set to give you chuckles as well as hone their sets for the big August showpiece. Now in full swing, there are shows throughout the summer in London as well as Derby, Nottingham and Ashby De La Zouch (where Skips are made!!) to name a few. Among the performers are Anarchic comedian Andrew O'Neill as well as Comedy Store fave Stephen K Amos and quiz show pannelists Zoe Lyons and Lucy Porter. There's loads more to see and it all ends (currently) with Rhod Gilbert playing the Leicester Square Theatre on August 1st. After that it's Edinburgh time (5th-31st August). It promises to be a chuckle-mad summer, so search below for more info. And make sure your fringe is in order. I should book a room for myself.

Patrick McKiernan