London's Objectively Funny Festival is now firmly established as the first major stop-off for comedians after the Edinburgh Fringe. Here's a look at some of the comedians performing at the festival this year.
We asked some of the comedians heading up to the Fringe how many times their parents have seen them perform. Some acts have very supportive mums and dads it would appear... but not everyone in this list can say that.
Existing is exhausting. Endless empathy and engagement is expected of everyone. You've got to be aware of all the complicated, horrific things in the world, don't you? Even if they're absolutely nothing to do with you? The only thing worse than trying is not trying, and vice-versa. Watch award-winning, five-star comedian Pierre Novellie bring some intellectual levity to various absolutely appalling subjects with new Fringe, You're Expected to Care. He also spoke with The Fountain about his show in more depth and his plans for this month.