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Maff Brown’s True or False – The List

‘The Royal Mile is what Prince Charles calls his intestines’

The Purple cow is purple because it has been holding its breath for too long.

Scottish people don’t even like haggis; it’s a practical joke they play on the English.

All street performers are really agoraphobics going through therapy.

The Gilded Balloon has often been mistaken for The Guild of Baboons.

When a comedian gets an erection he calls it his funny bone.

North Bridge and South Bridge often swap places when no one is looking to fool tourists.

The most popular tattoo in Edinburgh is a tattoo of the Tattoo.

The most visited venue by comedians at last year’s Fringe was the massage parlour on Blair Street.

The Scottish love it when English people do their accent at them.

Paying £4000 for a month’s rent for a one-bedroom flat is very reasonable.

It’s illegal to run on Leith Walk.

To order a fried breakfast in Edinburgh you must ask for a salad.

The EICC stands for Edinburgh Is Cocking Cold.

Arthur’s Chair has been replaced by Arthur’s Futon.

The Royal Mile is what Prince Charles calls his intestines.

There are no chairs in The Stand Comedy Club.

The free Fringe is only free because it is out on bail.

It’s impossible to look cool while walking on cobble stones.

The Pleasance Dome was the location for filming Mad Max 3.

Summer time in Edinburgh lasts 2 hours and 13 mins.

Leith Walk has the highest number of people called Keith in one area in the country and can often be known as Leith’s Keiths.

The film Groundhog Day was modelled on the Edinburgh Festival.

The Assembly rooms will be full of schoolchildren singing hymns.

The most tipped show to see this year is Christopher Biggins the Musical.

Sons of clowns never take after their fathers as their shoes are too big to fill.

Maff Brown: Pacman is actually Allergic to Ghosts, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 28 Aug (not 15), 5.15pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Taken from The List

Ian D. Montfort picked by the Guardian & The Times as Best of the Festival

The Guardian online and the Times+ Online have announced their picks for this years Edinburgh Festival, choosing just a few gems from all the different genres of arts and entertainment that Edinburgh has to offer.

In the comedy section of the Guardian’s choices, alongside Phil Jupitus and Comedy Award winner Tim Key, they highlight Tom Binn’s character Ian D. Montfort,

“Taking the mickey out of spiritualism is obvious – but funny. Tom Binns’s masterstroke is to couple his Montfort character with actual clairvoyant ability, or at least, a talent for simulating it.”

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The Times+ says in its Top Comedy Pick The Times section,

‘This psychic from Sunderland, as played by character comic Binns (Ivan Brackenbury’s Hospital Radio Roadshow), was the nicest surprise of last year’s Fringe: an uncanny spoof that also featured some jaw-dropping mind magic. The joke is, Binns can actually do the job. But he’d rather mock it. ‘

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Fringe 2011 is nearly underway!

Hard to believe we’re about to embark on another Edinburgh Festival Fringe already, but we are!  The Fringe Box Office opens officially tomorrow, and we’re busy working on our new website to bring you info on all of our 2011 shows. Edcom had another great year in 2010, and we’re looking forward to unveiling the 2011 roster.
You can click on the names below to be redirected to their edfringe show page, and we’ll have the full info here on our own site very soon. In the meantime you can follow us on twitter or facebook for the latest updates.

EdCom are delighted to present:

Hannah Gadsby
Maff Brown
Tom Binns
David O’Doherty
Fiona O’Loughlin
John Lynn

and of course our famous lunchtime Showcase Show