Three To See 2016: US comedy imports
By Caro Moses | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016
ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three US comedy imports.
Ever Mainard – Let Me Be Your Main Man | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 4-28 Aug
The great thing about going to see American comedians is that they’ve usually been honing their act for years over in the States, completely unknown to most of us over here, which means they are all really good by the time they make it to Edinburgh. I am expecting this to be the case for Ever Mainard, who brings her debut show to the Festival, and tackles gender identity, modern feminism, and mad stories from her youth growing up in Texas.
Liz Miele – Mind Over Melee | Underbelly Cowgate | 4-28 Aug (pictured)
I have heard lots of things about this particular young comedian, and it’s all good. She’s exploring the darker side of her own life – struggles with her physical health, mental illness in her family, dating, traveling through Europe alone and coming to grips with getting older and being an adult – joking about being an anxiety ridden American and trying to make sense of life.
Chris Gethard – Career Suicide | Pleasance Dome | 3-29 Aug
Depressing title, but cheerful subject matter. Oh, hang on, no, he’s talking about suicide, depression and alcoholism. But it will be very funny, honest and raw, and let’s face it, this guy has been in ‘Broad City’, ‘The Office’, ‘Parks And Recreation’ and his own cult hit ‘The Chris Gethard Show’, so with a CV like that, I feel pretty confident that he will deliver.