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Eddie Izzard, Dylan Moran and the quartet

Laughs go global as Eddie Izzard and Dylan Moran bring international comedians to the Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Festival 2014 hosts performers from 47 different countries

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Mental health takes centre stage

A wave of confessional shows is spotlighting a previously taboo area

Kirill Karabits, a 37-year-old Ukrainian, is to conduct the I, Culture Orchestra, made up of young musicians from the former Soviet and Eastern Bloc states

Edinburgh International Festival plays host to Russian symphony - with Ukrainian conductor

The Edinburgh International Festival this year features a Russian symphony about the triumph of human spirit in times of conflict played by an orchestra headed by a Ukrainian conductor in “solidarity with the tragic situation” unfolding in the former Soviet Bloc country.

Underbelly

What Does the Title Matter Anyway?, Underbelly, McEwan Hall, comedy review

Edinburgh Festival 2014: The first line-up in a rotating cast was a strong one

Introducing a triple bill of Los Angeles comedians, American...ish

Camilla Cleese in American...ish, Gilded Balloon, review: 'Surprisingly prickly'

Edinburgh Festival 2014: John Cleese's daughter makes her UK debut

The last laugh: Francesca Martinez has turned her experiences of living with cerebral palsy into an award-winning stand-up show

Comedian Francesca Martinez: 'I've accepted my cerebral palsy - now I'm calling on others to join the revolution'

After years of being defined by her cerebral palsy, the comedian, author and actor had an epiphany. She decided to stop trying to fit in and just accept herself – 'wobbliness' and all
Backstage In Biscuit Land at Edinburgh Festival

Backstage in Biscuit Land, Pleasance Courtyard, review: Remarkable Tourette's-inspired comedy

The humour is black but it's also daft, and in places, impossibly moving

The increasing use of a BSL interpreter has helped boost deaf audiences at stand-up

Edinburgh Festival 2014: It’s the way she signs it - art of telling comedy to the deaf

All aspiring comedians know timing is the key to delivering a joke, but for one act at the Edinburgh Festival this is a particular challenge – as she delivers punchlines using sign language.

Chris Goode performs in Men in the Cities

Men in the Cities, Traverse Theatre, review: A splintered snapshot of modern masculinity

Edinburgh Festival 2014: An important, zeitgist-pricking piece from Chris Goode, one of the UK's most interesting theatre-makers

Jim Davidson performs his comedy show at Edinburgh Festival 2014

Jim Davidson, Assembly Halls - review: Crude jokes about genitalia and camel toe hail from forgotten era

Edinburgh Festival 2014: TV presenter makes his Fringe debut 

Spoiling at the Traverse Theatre

Spoiling, Traverse Theatre, review: Diverting but ultimately unpersuasive

Edinburgh Festival 2014: The premise - that Scotland is leaving the union but the UK is refusing to let it go - is punchy but the play is slight

Much of it is about her ex-partner, who cheated on the London-based Canadian with a glamour model

Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Feminism and filth make for a model show

It's a brave comic who delivers the kind of personal material that could alienate half her audience

Edinburgh Fringe 2014: Rhys James at Pleasance Courtyard and 'Confirmation' at King's Hall

Rhys James is a cut above his humdrum peers. 'Confirmation' takes steps in the far-right direction

Edinburgh Fringe acts on the Royal Mile yesterday

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Independence takes centre-stage for city’s comics and playwrights

With the Yes/No vote just weeks away, fringe-festival players tackle the debate with gusto

Katherine Ryan performs at Edinburgh

Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model, Stand V, comedy review

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Comedienne riffs to great effect on serious subjects of the day

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