The Irish in Edinburgh part 4

For more from the Irish in Edinburgh, here’s part 1, part 2 and part 3!

With so many acts heading over to Edinburgh from our shores, you could probably spend the whole festival checking out the Irish talent. And would that be so bad? Here’s another batch of the best acts from Ireland currently rocking the Fringe. Vinny McHale will be back with another review soon, but for now here’s my two cents worth…

Foil, Arms and Hog;  Comedy Doesn’t Pay is the lads third excursion to the Fringe festival, featuring their most honed and hilarious work thus far. The trio bring an energy and originality to the stage that who all who witness it; to have a troupe featuring the talent of one of these performers would be enviable having three is just downright majestic. With sketches ranging from the finest of situation comedy to the surrealest flights of fancy, none of which ever slide into dreaded “wacky” territory, it won’t be long before the lads have to alter the name of their show. Because having comedy like this IS going to pay, big time.

Foil, Arms and Hog; Comedy Doesn’t Pay runs in the Gilded Balloon, Teviot until the 29th August. For more details, check out their website.

And here’s more of the best Irish Acts playing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!


The wonderful women of Shinoxcy bring “There’s No I in Shinoxcy” toFingers Piano Bar, frederick St at 2pm until the 27th, except Mondays.

Abie Philbin Bowman

From the creator of Jesus; The Guantanamo Years, Eco-Friendly Jihad and  Sex, Lies & the KKK comes Pope Benedict, Bond Villain; the latest show from Abie Philbin Bowman. Running at The Pleasance until the 29th, you can follow Abie on twitter for more info here. And as Abie is clearly not a man who believes in spare time, he’s also taking charge of Oklahomaphobia! in a venue called Ciao Roma, which features his own stand-up and guest appearances at 17:50 until the 29th.

Fred Cooke

Fred Cooke plays the Gilded Balloon at 13:15 until the 29th August with his high energy comedy juggernaut “Comfort in Chaos, early reports point towards deservedly packed houses. For more info, head here.

Neil Dougan

And one more for today; Neil Dougan- Rough Rared, a new show from one of Northern Irelands best comedians. Performing at Just the Tonic at the Store until the 28th at 5:20, I caught some excerpts of this show in the past few months, and a treat awaits all who attend. For more info, head here.

Part 5 coming soon! With so many Irish comedians rocking Edinburgh, it could take the whole month to get around them all!

  1. August 12th, 2011
  2. August 15th, 2011

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