Didn't he do well?

Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89 – after a 75-year career in showbusiness The…

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Today's shows


Sunday August 20: Garrett Millerick, Found Footage Festival, Harriet Kemsley, Demi Lardner, Stephen Bailey, Damien Power, Jollyboat, Chris Betts, Murial, Princes Of Main, Erin McGathy, MC Michael Legge

PLEASANCE DOME, 6.40pm. Tickets.


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Sunday August 20: Sam Gore, 2016 champ Tom Gidman, Edy Hurst, MC Joe Wells. Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 9.15pm. FREE!

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Live comedy picks


A disCERNing crowd | Pierre Novellie recalls his Unforgettable Five gigs

A disCERNing crowd

Best gigThis is a first-place tie, I’m afraid, between the following gigs. I performed…

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So I'm single... | Naz Osmanoglu on going it alone after years with a sketch group

So I'm single...

I’m not sure how other comics work, but the other day I found myself walking around in my pants with piles of books sellotaped to my shoes. This is very strange,…

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Other news

A Noble effort

Ross Noble is to make a new spoof magazine show for the BBC. Little is known about…

A Doomsday scenario

Radio 4 is to launch a new sitcom about ‘preppers’ readying themselves…

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Hope she doesn't bomb... | Angela Barnes to gig in a nuclear bunker

Hope she doesn't bomb...

Some Edinburgh Fringe venues might have the feel of an apocalyptic nuclear bunker… now Angela Barnes is to perform in one for real. The comic is to…

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Comedian Gareth Richards has written a hymn to try to persuade people to come to his Edinburgh show.

The comic said he learned the effectiveness of hymns from his days as a church-goer. ’That’s how you believe things in church,’ he said. ‘You sing them over and over again.’

His Fringe show Idiot Wind is at Whistlebinkies at 2:45pm daily.

Here’s the song, as performed at Chortle's Fast Fringe.

Gareth Richards at Chortle's Fast Fringe

Singing a hymn to his own show

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