Squirrel Guide to the Huge Australian Presence At Edinburgh Fringe 2017

FRINGE-LOGO-2017

It’s almost August and that means the Edinburgh Fringe Festival starts soon…the 70th Anniversary no less!

Once again there is a large contingent of Australian acts and expats heading north to the world’s largest arts festival. Here we present a list of all those that we could identify (if we’ve missed anyone, please get in touch).

If we’ve reviewed the show before, there is a link to the article describing what we thought (note that there is always the disclaimer that Festival shows are ever evolving beasts that change over time, so there’s always the likelihood that a previously underwhelming performance has been whipped into a lean mean Fringe machine!). We can’t review everything but we have seen more than we have reviewed and there are a lot of exciting shows going to Edinburgh Fringe! We’ve added a *Squirrel Recommended* to shows we’ve loved but somehow failed to review.

Four Squirrels are heading over to the Festival this year. We will be attempting to cover shows that we missed on the Australian runs, catch up with Aussies who haven’t performed on our shores in a while and see all sorts of international acts we hope will make the trek south.

On to the huge list:

Adam Vincent – How Not to Kill Yourself When Living in the Suburbs
Laughing Horse @ Espionage
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/adam-vincent-how-not-to-kill-yourself-when-living-in-the-suburbs

Aidan ‘Taco’ Jones – The Abersham Flat
Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/abersham-flat

Alex White – What in Tarnation?!
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/alex-white-what-in-tarnation

Alex Williamson – Make the World a Banter Place
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/alex-williamson-make-the-world-a-banter-place

Andrew Roper’s Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies
Laughing Horse @ Bar 50
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/andrew-roper-s-superhero-secret-origins-the-movies

Anne Edmonds: No Offence, None Taken
Here’s our review from MICF 2017: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=11188
Underbelly Med Quad
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/anne-edmonds-no-offence-none-taken

Aunty Donna – Big Boys
Here’s our review from MICF 2017 : http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=11224
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/aunty-donna-big-boys

The Bear Pack (Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie)
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bear-pack

Bec Hill – Out of Order
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bec-hill-out-of-order

Becky Lucas – Little Bitch
Assembly George Square Theatre
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/becky-lucas-little-bitch

Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine in Race Off
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/brendon-burns-and-craig-quartermaine-in-race-off

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches
Heroes @ Monkey Barrel
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/brendon-burns-and-colt-cabana-do-comedy-and-commentary-to-bad-wrestling-matches

Brett Blake – An Aussie Abroad
Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/aussie-abroad

Bruce
*Squirrel Recommended*
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bruce

Comedy Boxing: The Rematch (Sam Kissajukian, Kyle Legacy & Ruven Govender)
Laughing Horse @ Espionage
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy-boxing-the-rematch

Damien Power – Utopia: Now in 3D!
*Squirrel Recommended*
Assembly George Square Theatre
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/damien-power-utopia-now-in-3d

Daniel Muggleton – Let’s Never Hang Out
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/daniel-muggleton-let-s-never-hang-out

David Quirk – Cowboy Mouth
Heroes @ Bob’s BlundaBus
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/david-quirk-cowboy-mouth

Demi Lardner – Look What You Made Me Do
*Squirrel Recommended*
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/demi-lardner-look-what-you-made-me-do

Diana Nguyen – Naked
Laughing Horse @ Espionage (NOTE VENUE CHANGE FROM Vic St Coffee Co)
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/naked

Die Roten Punkte – Eurosmash
Here’s our review from MICF 2014 : http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=7001
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/otto-astrid-eurosmash-die-roten-punkte

Double Denim (Michelle Brasier and Laura Frew)
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/double-denim

Doug Anthony All Stars: Near Death Experience
*Squirrel Recommended*
Pleasance Courtyard
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/doug-anthony-all-stars-near-death-experience

Dylan Cole – Blank Tiles
Assembly George Square Studios
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/blank-tiles

Frehd Southern Starr – Frehd The Clown AKA Clownie – Stripped Bare
Here’s our review from MICF 2017 :  http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=11386
Gilded Balloon Teviot

http://gildedballoon.co.uk/tickets/performances.php?eventId=14%3A1625

Frenchy Unleashed
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/frenchy-unleashed

Gavin Lind – Mediocre as F*ck
Sweet Grassmarket
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/mediocre-as-f-ck

George Dimarelos - Self Sabotage
Laughing Horse @ Southside Social
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/self-sabotage

Gillian Cosgriff – To the Moon and Back
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/gillian-cosgriff-to-the-moon-and-back

The Great Comedy Cooking Challenge (Jay Sodagar and Andrew Roper)
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/great-comedy-cooking-challenge

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette
Here’s our review from MICF 2017 : http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=11198
Assembly George Square Studios
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/hannah-gadsby-nanette

Isobel Marmion – It’s My Funeral and I’ll Throw Glitter If I Want to
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/it-s-my-funeral-and-i-ll-throw-glitter-if-i-want-to

Jez Watts – Sex, Lies & Videogames
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jez-watts-sex-lies-videogames

Jimeoin: Ridiculous
Venue150 at EICC
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jimeoin-ridiculous

Jimeoin: Even More Ridiculous!
Venue150 at EICC
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jimeoin-even-more-ridiculous

John Robertson – Dominant
The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/john-robertson-dominant

John Robertson: The Dark Room
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/john-robertson-the-dark-room

Josh Glanc – Manfül
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/josh-glanc-manful

Kaitlyn Rogers – Can I Get an Amen?!
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/kaitlyn-rogers-can-i-get-an-amen

Khaled Khalafalla – Loose
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/khaled-khalafalla-loose

Kyle Legacy – Fresh Prince of Comedy
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/fresh-prince-of-comedy

Laura Davis – Cake in the Rain
Here’s our review from MICF 2017 : http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=11076
Underbelly Med Quad
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/laura-davis-cake-in-the-rain

Lauren Bok – Is That a Burrito in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy You Have a Burrito
Here’s our review from Melbourne Fringe 2015 : http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=9270
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/lauren-bok-is-that-a-burrito-in-your-pocket-or-are-you-just-happy-you-have-a-burrito

Luke Nowell – Being Hueman Being
Just the Tonic at The Caves
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/being-hueman-being

Marina Margarita – Odette!
Laughing Horse @ 48 Below
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/odette

Mark McConnell – Battered
Laughing Horse @ 48 Below
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/battered

Nath Valvo – Not In This House
Assembly George Square Studios
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/nath-valvo-not-in-this-house

Nazeem Hussain – Hussain In The Membrane
Assembly George Square Studios
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/nazeem-hussain-hussain-in-the-membrane

Neal Portenza
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/neal-portenza

Nick Cody - On Fire
Underbelly Med Quad
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/nick-cody-on-fire

Peter & Bambi Heaven – When Love Becomes Magic (Asher Treleaven and Gypsy Wood)
*Squirrel Recommended*
Assembly George Square Gardens
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/peter-bambi-heaven-when-love-becomes-magic

Phi and Me (Diana Nguyen, Steve Mcphail)
*Squirrel Recommended*
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/phi-and-me

Pussy Play Masterclass
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/pussy-play-masterclass

Rhys Nicholson – I’m Fine
*Squirrel Recommended*
Underbelly Med Quad
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rhys-nicholson-i-m-fine

Rob Lloyd – Who, Me
*Squirrel Recommended*
No review but here’s an interview about Who, Me from 2012 http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=408 
Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/who-me

Ruven Govender – Ethnic Cleansing
Laughing Horse @ The Golf Tavern
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/ethnic-cleansing

Sarah Bennetto - All My Life’s Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)
Laughing Horse @ Espionage (NOTE VENUE CHANGE FROM Vic St Coffee Co)
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sarah-bennetto-all-my-life-s-mistakes-catalogued-volume-one

Sam Garlepp – Well, There You Go
Just the Tonic at The Caves
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sam-garlepp-well-there-you-go

Sam Kissajukian - Alcohol is Good for You Too
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/alcohol-is-good-for-you-too

Sam Simmons – A-K
Here’s our review from MICF 2017: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=11192
Assembly George Square Studios
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sam-simmons-a-k

Sarah Kendall – One-Seventeen
Assembly George Square Studios
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/sarah-kendall-one-seventeen

Scientology : The Musical
Just the Tonic at The Mash House
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/scientology-the-musical

Shehan Wanigasekera – Wa Niga Wit Attitude
Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/shehan-wanigasekera-wa-niga-wit-attitude

Simon Morley – Naked Ambition
Heroes @ Monkey Barrel
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/simon-morley-naked-ambition

Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/steen-raskopoulos-the-coolest-kid-in-competitive-chess

The Stevenson Experience - Identical as Anything
Assembly George Square Studios
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stevenson-experience-identical-as-anything

Tom Ballard – Problematic
*Squirrel Recommended*
Pleasance Courtyard
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tom-ballard-problematic

Tom Walker – Bee Boo
Here’s our review from MICF 2017 : http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=11264
Underbelly, George Square
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tom-walker-bee-boo

Tomás Ford – Craptacular
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tomas-ford-craptacular

Trash Test Dummies
Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trash-test-dummies

Wank Bank Masterclass
Gilded Balloon Teviot
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/wank-bank-masterclass

Yianni Agisilaou – Pockets of Equality
Banshee Labyrinth
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/yianni-agisilaou-pockets-of-equality