The Edinburgh Fringe Festival kicks off in less than a fortnight with nearly 60,000 performances expected to take place.
There is bound to be something for everybody, with plenty of stand-up, sketch comedy and improv being performed from 1 to 25 August in everything from big theatres and pubs to a double decker bus and a garden shed. With so many acts to choose from, here are some of the critics’ top recommendations for comedy at the Fringe:
Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman
The Guardian’s Lyn Gardner is looking forward to Bridget Christie’s follow-up to her 2013 show A Bic for Her.
She’s back with “more feminism” this year, says comedy website Chortle, including a section on female genital mutilation.
“She succeeded in getting laughs last year without making light of the issues,” it says, “so all eyes will be on her again in 2014.”