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Preview: Been there, done that, back & doing it again

There's a school of thought that the Edinburgh Fringe is a Young Person's Game. But actually in recent years it has become an older person's game too. Maybe they are the baby boomer generation who can afford to lose a few grand every August or maybe they just love the thrill of the Fringe and the art of stand-up. Whatever the reasons here are some comedians who know the game inside out and are the collective epitome of a safe pair of comedy hands. And no, they are not listed in descending order of chronology. We'll not be having any age before beauty here. Some of them might not be doing a full Fringe run, but at their age I think we can allow them a few days off. Click on their names for their dates and ticket details.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd July 2019

Arthur Smith review

Syd is a funny and touching account of a life well lived. Smith bases the show on the memoir he asked his father to write, which described, among other things, his wartime experiences at El Alamein and as a prisoner of war in Colditz.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 10th July 2019

Arthur Smith presented with Bath Plug Award

Arthur Smith has been presented with an award by Bath Comedy Festival. The Bath Plug Award acknowledges significant achievement or contribution to comedy.

British Comedy Guide, 11th April 2019

Kiri Pritchard-McLean to host Newsjack

Kiri Pritchard-McLean has been announced as the new host of Newsjack, Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show that has an open door submission policy.

British Comedy Guide, 12th December 2018

Arthur Smith on the Edinburgh festivals

"Nothing in the world is worse than a puffed-up comedian"

Arthur Smith, The Scotsman, 10th August 2018

Interview: rarely asked questions - Arthur Smith

I think you could safely describe Arthur Smith as a genuine Edinburgh Fringe legend without worrying about a law suit landing on your doorstep.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd July 2018

Fringe 2018: comedy shows to book now

Natalie Palamides, Dylan Moran and Arthur Smith are among the acts to catch at this year's Fringe.

Paul Fleckney, The Spectator, 5th July 2018

50 Fringe one-liners that deserved to win Funniest Joke

It's been ten years since Dave launched the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, and there have been some worthy winners over the years. There have, however, been some unlucky losers.

Finlay Greig, i Newspaper, 28th June 2018