Sometimes people ask us "I like Stewart Lee... so who else should I check out?" Luckily, the man himself has come up with his own Edinburgh Fringe suggestions.
Writing in his newsletter, the comedian says: "With over 3000 shows every day, all listed in a fringe brochure with the worst cover in living memory, knowing what to see can be a nightmare. Here's my tips to see of things or people I liked that I have already seen, not things I haven't yet seen, as I don't know what they will be like. This is not predictions, this is memories, safe bets, must-sees."
So here are his comedy picks, with his short comments about each act too. Click on the comedian's name for their listing:
Andrew Doyle - waspish depressive flanneur.
Bridget Christie - garlanded feminist harridan.
David O'Doherty - low energy music whimsy.
Diane Chorley - kitchen-sink Indie drag act.
Eleanor Tiernan - ambiently acerbic.
Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate) - road-worn woodsman philosopher.
Holly Burn - a proper mad comedian.
Janey Godley - Glasgow legend.
Jerry Sadowitz - Glasgow legend.
Jo Caulfield - A guaranteed good time.
Lewis Schaffer - Genius jew.
Paul Currie - Explosive Irish idiot.
Paul Sinha - superb Hindu quiz-lord returns to stand-up.
Phil Kay - Free-form fool.
Shazia Mirza - acidic Muslim miserablist.
Simon Munnery - The Simon Munnery of his generation.
Stephen Carlin - oak-aged Scottish s-up.
He concludes: "The two things I am most looking forward to are The Ex [a "life-changing Dutch jazz-punk"] and Paul Sinha. I think the Perrier will be won by someone of no gender."
'Stewart Lee: A Room With a Stew' is at The Assembly Rooms at 2:15pm on 8-16, 18-30 August. Listing