Who's playing the Shedinburgh Fringe? | Programme announced for streaming festival © BBC/Nit TV/Ray Burmiston

Who's playing the Shedinburgh Fringe?

Programme announced for streaming festival

Harry Hill, Mark Thomas, Deborah Frances-White and Joe Thomas are among the comedians to be appearing in this year’s Shedinburgh Fringe Festival.

The programme for the shows – which will be streamed from sheds at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Soho Theatre in London - has been announced today.

Mark Thomas, who will be presenting a ‘best of’ compilation,  said: ‘Shedinburgh is a unique response to a unique situation in the absence of the full Edinburgh festival as artists we reach out to communicate with each other in any way we can, what better way than working with friends to broadcast to the world from a shed. This arts and crafts answer to Wayne’s World." 

In Harry Hill’s Noise, the comic presents his ‘antidote to podcasts’, while Francis-White fronts an episode of her Guilty Feminist podcast.

Other comics appearing from Tuesday August 3 to Monday August 30 include Sikisa, Helen Bauer, Rachel Fairburn, and festival co-creator Gary McNair, who presents Pun For the Road: The Greatest Hits of the Pun Lovin' Criminals.

And comedian Harry Potter star Jessie Cave will be in conversation with her sister Bebe about her debut novel Sunset.

Theatre and spoken word events  also form part of the line-up.

Tickets will be available on a Pay What You Can system, starting at £6. At least a quarter of proceeds go into a fund  to support the next generation of artists get to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Donations can also be made directly.

Published: 20 Jul 2021

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