If you’re in the UK, August means time for Edinburgh Festival Fringe, four weeks in which comedians from around the world descend upon this Scottish city and compete for your attention, money and laughter.

The 2011 Fringe would tell you, through its searchable database, that there are 26 comedy shows to choose from that arrived from America. Somehow they missed several other U.S. comedians.

From that first list of 26, we learn that musical improv comedy troupe Baby Wants Candy is pulling double-duty on both sides of the pond this week, performing both in Edinburgh and NYC! Boston’s Chris Coxen and his eccentric cast of characters compete with himself in Chris Coxen’s Space Clone Audition. Henry Rollins does his spoken-word thing for a limited run. Austin’s Parallelogramophonograph is improvising plays all month. Politically aware Lee Camp headlines a full hour of stand-up late nights at The Stand. Todd Barry has a daily afternoon gig at The Stand, too. Michael Winslow is there. Yes. That Michael Winslow.

But don’t let that let you overlook these other Americans in Edinburgh:

Of course, I know I’m overlooking a few lesser-known American acts, as well as some international stand-ups who Americans already may be familiar with (Rich Fulcher, Glenn Wool, Matt Kirshen, Omid Djalili and Tom Green among them). Perhaps someone will break out from this overwhelming pack of shows at Edinburgh.

REVIEWS? You can also see how well they’re faring by keeping up with reviews courtesy of The Guardian and Chortle.