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Friday August 18: Red Bastard, John Hastings, Harry & Chris, Sarah Bennetto, Sarah Jeyworth, Rob Oldham, Huge Davis, Eshaan Akbar, Tamar Broadbent, Phil Dunning, Joe Jacobs, MC Jimmy McGhie

PLEASANCE DOME, 6.40pm. Tickets.


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Friday August 18: With double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns! Plus Steve Bugeja, Hari Sriskantha and Frank Foucault. Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 9.15pm. FREE!

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Late Night Gimp Fight tried to cram five sketches into three minutes when they appeared at Chortle's Fast Fringe.

However after zipping through four skits in the first 90 seconds, the five-man sketch troupe then changed the pace for dramatic three-minute scene.

The appearance was to plug their Edinburgh Fringe show, which is on at the Pleasance Courtyard at 11pm on Thursdays to Saturdays only.

Late Night Gimp Fight at Chortle's Fast Frineg

Can they do five sketches in three minutes?

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