Comedy coverage from Edinburgh Festival 2016

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Comedy is the largest strand of the Edinburgh Fringe, and that programme constitutes the biggest comedy festival in the world, featuring stand-up, sketch, improv, physical and musical comedy, and more, with the very newest talent and some of the big name panel show regulars, plus hundreds of free shows in amongst the wider programme.

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Three To See on 28 Aug: The Ruby In The Smoke, Bethany Black, We Are Ian
Three To See on 27 Aug: Adler & Gibb, E15, Doug Segal
Orlando Baxter: Five life lessons from a US high school teacher
Phil Jerrod: Hypocrite on the Fringe
Joe DeRosa: Moving forward at the Fringe
Phil Dunning: Meet the People's Prince
Mary Lynn Rajskub: 24 star Fringe
Three To See on 24 Aug: The Marked, Lucy McCormick, Aunty Donna
Speedy News #04: Chilcot readings, Fringe feuds, more awards
Three To See on 22 Aug: Grimm An Untold Tale, The Lounge, Knightmare Live
Patrick Monahan: Quizzing the kids with Story Pocket Theatre
Three To See on 21 Aug: Superwomen Of Science, Angel by Henry Naylor, The Blind Date Project
Rory O'Keeffe: The post-Brexit grief of a monoglot
Three To See on 20 Aug: Mark Watson, Sh!t Theatre, Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Game Shows
zazU: Punning in a parallel universe
Three To See on 19 Aug: Lucy Porter, The Unknown Soldier, Lolly 2
Jarlath Regan: You'll never guess who was at the show last night...
Three To See on 18 Aug: Susan Calman, Mercury Fur, John Robertson
Juliette Burton: Decisions, decisions
Tim Renkow: A very brief history of him
Three To See on 17 Aug: Brendon Burns, Barrowlandballet,  AAA Batteries (Not Included)
Three To See on 16 Aug: Mark Thomas, Glasgow Girls, Royal Vauxhall
Speedy News #03: Awards, controversies and strikes
Photo Shoot: Patrick Monahan
Three To See on 15 Aug: Rose Matafeo, zazU, Alix In Wundergarten
Photo Shoot: zazU
Photo Shoot: zazU13 August 2016

Line up confirmed for TW:TALKS Live: Mark Thomas, Brendon Burns, Susan Calman, Lucy Porter, Mark Watson
Three To See on 13 Aug: Baby Wants Candy, All Quiet On The Western Front, Mark Thomas
Chris Stokes: Five things you might think during the Fringe that you MUST do the opposite of
Njambi McGrath: One-liners, big issues
Mark Watson: Who is, in fact, here
Martha McBrier: Back at the Fringe with stories to share
This Glorious Monster: Glorious wrong uns
Goodbear: Sketching out your Fringe day
Three To See on 10 Aug: Sofie Hagen, Pierre Novellie, Ghost Quartet
Recipe Corner: Cooking with Yeti's - Scottish Edition
Bob Slayer: A Heroes perspective  on the evolving comedy Fringe
Speedy News #02: Awards, books and podcasts
Jonny & The Baptists: A bit of politics and ping pong
Luke Courtier: A guide to lunch on the hoof in Edinburgh
Photo Shoot: Njambi McGrath
Alison Thea-Skot: My all-time favourite Fringe characters
Photo Shoot: Goodbear
Danielle Ward: A bad feminist’s Edinburgh Fringe survival guide
Andrew Bridge: For aartistic effect
Brendon Burns: Wrestling vs Comedy
Yianni Agisilaou: The Simpsons is basically Esperanto… and here is why
Short And Curly: The FIVE places that Kevin Spacey would definitely (probably) be seen in Edinburgh
Shazia Mirza: Why teenagers are always more interested in sex than religion or politics
Maddy Anholt: Three weeks later...
Matt Winning: Space in the future
Helen Duff: Just go with her
Three To See 2016: US comedy imports
Three To See 2016: Scottish Comedians
Three To See 2016: Unlikely topics for comedy
Three To See 2016: Shows with funny facts
Three To See 2016: Anniversary celebrators
Stephen Greer: Your guide to Glasgow at the Fringe
Jinx Yeo: Top five Asian comedians
Amée Smith: It's all about her
Samantha Baines: Eight Mind-blowing Space facts you never knew