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Lloyd creates best online buzz of the Fringe

Character comedian Cariad Lloyd generated the best online buzz of the Edinburgh Fringe, according to crowd-sourcing research.

Lloyd – whose Free Fringe show was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for best newcomer – came top of a chart compiled by

The website compiles real-time festival show ratings based on Twitter traffic, combining both the quantity of tweets and whether they are good or bad to generate a ‘karma rating’.

Lloyd's debut, Lady Cariad’s Characters, scored 95 points on the scale, from 150 tweets.

The top 10 were:

  1. Lady Cariad’s Characters
  2. Casual Violence: Choose Death:
  3. The Axis Of Awesome
  4. Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican
  5. WitTank
  6. Pete Firman: Jiggery Polekey
  7. Holly Walsh: The Hollycopter
  8. The Boy With Tape On His Face
  9. Richard Herring’s Fringe Podcast
  10. Patrick Monahan: Hug Me I Feel Good

Published: 30 Aug 2011

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