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Daily Business party – and others – for one night only!

Vlad headOne of  the greatest attractions of the Fringe is seeking out the shows that appear for one night only. 

Most comedians and theatre companies perform for an entire month but there are some complete gems in the programme which are appearing for one night only. 

These are one-off events so take the opportunity to see them today, as this will be your one and only chance. So here are my three shows only available today

Assembly Rooms, George Street 12.45 pm

As part of the Assembly Rooms’ “Entertaining Ideas” programme of lunchtime talks, writer Jonathan Meades discusses the inconsistency of memory, resisting the temptation to invent  and the lure of false memory syndrome.  Fair enough, not exactly laugh-a-minute stuff but a very illuminating hour of discussion.

Gilded Balloon, Bristo Square  4.15 pm until tomorrow

Not technically a one-off but your last chance to catch this show, as it ends today.  Barry Cryer is, quite simply, a national treasure.  He celebrates his 80th birthday this year, and the Gilded Balloon organised a gala show last weekend to mark the event.  In his near-sixty-year career, there is virtually no-one Barry has not worked with, from Bob Hope, David Frost and the Monty Python team to current stars such as Paul Merton.   This year he teams up once more with ex-punk star Ronnie Golden of the Fabulous Poodles in a mix of stand-up and comedy songs.  Their run finishes today, so book now.

The Jam House, Queen Street 7 pm

OK, it would be wrong not to mention this one. Daily Business will be hosting a night at The Jam House, the magnificent venue on Queen Street which used to be the home of BBC Scotland and is now a music venue, originally opened as such by Jools Holland.  This should be a great night, featuring myself, Jojo Sutherland (left) and top local band The Dark Jokes.

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

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