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Comic Fringes

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 41 episodes (11 series), 2000 - 2015.

Series 10, Episode 2 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Monday at 11:45am.

Comic Fringes

Comedians read their own short stories in front of audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2000 - 2015
BBC Radio 4
41   (11 series)
Kirsteen Cameron

Comic Fringes presents short stories written and read by leading comedians. The episodes are recorded in front of a live audience at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The first four series tended to feature established stories being read out by actors.

The show took a break after Series 4. When it returned in 2009, the format was changed to focus on well known stand-up comedians reading out their own stories written specifically for the programme.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 14th August 2000 on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Sunday 6th September 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:45pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 10 Episode 2: Monday at 11:45am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 10 Episode 2: Monday at 9:45pm on Radio 4 Extra