Mervyn Stutter. Credit: Steve Ullathorne
Mervyn Stutter

Mervyn Stutter

  • Stand-up comedian, actor and writer

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Pleasance adds more shows to Edinburgh Fringe

The Pleasance has added another 134 shows to their Edinburgh Festival Fringe roster this summer.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 2nd April 2024

Mervyn Stutter: 'If landlords stay greedy, they will kill the Edinburgh festival'

The comedian, songwriter and actor on how Scotland's annual arts jamboree has evolved, loathing corporate gigs and his Pick of the Fringe turning 30.

Liam Pape, The Guardian, 11th August 2023

Mervyn Stutter celebrates his 30th year at the Fringe.

As Mervyn Stutter embarks on another year at the Fringe, Mervyn kindly took some time out of his busy Edinburgh preparations to answer some questions and share an insight into what happens to enable the magic of Pick of the Fringe to take to the stage throughout the festival.

Theatre, Films and Art reviews, 30th July 2023

Edinburgh Fringe blog: Mervyn Stutter's not slowing down after 30 years at the Fringe

His variety showcase Pick of the Fringe is in its 30th year.

Mervyn Stutter, What's On Stage, 27th July 2023

Funny At The Fringe - interview - Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

"I spent 15 years in theatre and knew that Fringe theatre did not get the publicity opportunities that comedy did, so I decided to provide a calm, well-resourced space for theatre - and similar disciplines - to perform in because they cannot gig around town like comedians or musicians."

Holly, Phoenix Remix, 25th July 2023

EdFringe Talk: Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

"Producer and punters I think share one basic problem. The Fringe is really big! Maybe 3500 plus shows this year. So, producers need to discover how to get their shows noticed and punters need to discover how to notice the best shows. It's a very big festival!"

Dan Lentell, Get Your Coats On, 19th July 2023

Fringe in 5 - Mervyn Stutter

Amy chats to Mervyn Stutter as he prepares to head to the Fringe again with his renowned variety show - Pick of the Fringe!

Amy Rye, Lost in Theatreland, 17th July 2023

Edinburgh interview: Mervyn Stutter on Pick of the Fringe at Pleasance Courtyard

"Every day audiences can expect to see highlights from seven quality shows in 90 minutes. Everyday a comprehensive selection from all over the Fringe, theatre, comedy, dance, music, cabaret, circus - the lot".

Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly, 10th July 2023

Edinburgh 2023: Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe Q&A

BWW caught up with Mervyn Stutter to chat about bringing Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe to Edinburgh this August.

Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 21st June 2023

Pleasance launches first official Edinburgh shows on sale

With shows already on sale from Ben Hart, Nina Conti, The Showstoppers, NewsRevue and Cirque Berserk, the first official on-sale sees the Pleasance Theatre Trust presenting the comedy big guns.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st March 2022

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