The Edinburgh Comedy festival is dead … long live the Edinburgh fringe

The Edinburgh Comedy festival is dead … long live the Edinburgh fringe

The demise of this land grab-cum-marketing initiative shows how the fringe defies attempts to control and corporatise it, writes Brian Logan

Jimeoin at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2012 - YouTube

Jimeoin at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival 2012

Tanya Gold: The misogyny all over the Edinburgh comedy festival isn't comedy, but rage in disguise

Have you heard the one about rape? It's funny now

Powerful illustration for article Thomas Dowse illo for Tanya Gold

The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Free Comedy, Theatre, Cabaret and much more every August

The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Free Comedy, Theatre, Cabaret and much more every August

Feminist wins Edinburgh comedy award with show poking fun at sexism | Culture | The Observer

Feminist wins Edinburgh comedy award with show poking fun at sexism

Bridget Christie takes top prize for comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her show poking fun at sexism

Sara Pascoe Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2013 // Too funny

Sara Pascoe Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2013 // Too funny

We look beyond the Edinburgh Fringe to find our pick of the UK's best comedy festivals, from Mach Fest in Wales to Women in Comedy Festival.

We look beyond the Edinburgh Fringe to find our pick of the UK's best comedy festivals, from Mach Fest in Wales to Women in Comedy Festival.

Your quick Edinburgh Festival Fringe guide to the world's largest arts festival covers venues, accommodation, shows, and freebies.

Quick Edinburgh Festival Fringe Guide

Jimeoin - Edinburgh Comedy Fest 2011 - Third drawer from the top

Jimeoin's set at the Edinburgh Comedy Fringe Festival 2011

The Skinny’s guide to the top events in Glasgow & Edinburgh 10-17 March, with Dan Deacon, RSA New Contemporaries 2016, GSSF and Glasgow Comedy Festival.

The Skinny’s guide to the top events in Glasgow & Edinburgh March, with Dan Deacon, RSA New Contemporaries GSSF and Glasgow Comedy Festival.

MARK NELSON "Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fishes and a loaf of bread. That's not a miracle. That's tapas." Comedian Mark Nelson at the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival in August 2015.

MARK NELSON "Jesus fed people with two fishes and a loaf of bread. That's not a miracle. That's tapas." Comedian Mark Nelson at the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival in August

Comedy (2014) New stand-up show being previewed ahead of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by this Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee (2013), **** (Sunday Times), **** (Chortle), ***** (Daily Express), **** (Telegraph). As seen on 'Man Down' (Channel 4) and 'It’s Kevin' (BBC 2). As heard on 'Small Scenes' (BBC Radio 4). As tasted by Paul Hollywood (not true). - See more at: http://boxoffice.brightonfringe.org/comedy/6065/mike-wozniak-master-of-disguise#sthash.afbclEEa.dpuf

Comedy (2014) New stand-up show being previewed ahead of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by this Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee (2013), **** (Sunday Times), **** (Chortle), ***** (Daily Express), **** (Telegraph). As seen on 'Man Down' (Channel 4) and 'It’s Kevin' (BBC 2). As heard on 'Small Scenes' (BBC Radio 4). As tasted by Paul Hollywood (not true). - See more at: http://boxoffice.brightonfringe.org/comedy/6065/mike-wozniak-master-of-disguise#sthash.afbclEEa.dpuf

Irish stand-up comic, Delamere, is renowned for his on-stage banter and quick-witted, well-observed yarns. His previous tours and international appearances – including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival – have been a sell-out. Expect The Fresh Prince of Delamere to deliver the same powerhouse performance from the star of RTÉ’s The Panel, 2nd Republic, BBC’s The Blame Game and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Irish stand-up comic, Delamere, is renowned for his on-stage banter and quick-witted, well-observed yarns. His previous tours and international appearances – including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival – have been a sell-out. Expect The Fresh Prince of Delamere to deliver the same powerhouse performance from the star of RTÉ’s The Panel, 2nd Republic, BBC’s The Blame Game and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

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