Three To See

Bob’s legendary show is a must see

Vlad cigarToday marks the midpoint of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Also, the second Monday, or “Dark Monday” as it is often called is traditionally the day when many shows choose to take the night off.  This allows stage time to some performers to promote one-off events.  Here are my personal choices from today’s programme.

Stand Comedy Club 3, 9.10 pm

Star of BBC Scotland’s BAFTA-nominated Live Floor Show, Bob Doolally The retired ex-footballer-cum-pundit from Hell is now limiting himself to a couple of outings each Fringe,  Expect the usual mix of off-the-ball musings on soccer, innuendo and drink-fuelled rage. A must-see for fans of the beautiful game.

Assembly George Square Studios, George Square  9.05 pm

Jamie McDonald is doing the entire Fringe, but takes a night off tomorrow.  Having had rave reviews and sell-out shows for last year’s show “Funny Blind Guy”, Jamie McDonald returns with a brand new show for 2015.  Jamie’s comedy seldom dwells on his visual impairment.  He’s simply a really funny guy who happens to be blind.

Gilded Balloon 4 pm

Juliette Burton took the Fringe by storm two years ago with her debut solo show, the moving and thought-provoking autobiographical comedy “When I Grow Up”.  That show toured to Australia, and led to last year’s follow-up “Look At Me” which was also a critical and box-office success.  Burton reprises “Look At Me” in 2015 for a short run only. Book in advance as it is likely to sell out on the day.

Vladimir McTavish’s one-person show “Scotland, 45 Events That Shaped A Nation” is at The Stand Comedy Club 5, at 6.15 pm from Friday 7th to Sunday 30th August (except tonight)

Vlad is appearing at the Daily Business Summer Party at the Jam House on 26th August. Tickets £15 or £7 for under 25s. Book here:

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