American comedians at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012

Eddie Izzard began his comedy career there as a rogue street performer. Demetri Martin made a name for himself there before becoming big in America. And even today, popular up-and-coming stand-up Hannibal Buress is going back there for a second consecutive summer to develop his next hour of material.

There is Edinburgh, Scotland. Home to the craziest month in comedy — Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hundreds of comedians descend upon this city in the north of the United Kingdom to put on shows for four weeks in August.

It must seem like madness, so many shows going on at the same time in the same city, all month long. And yet, comedians and other performers embrace this madness year after year.

Which Americans have crossed the pond this August?

If you’re an American comedian in Edinburgh this month and your show isn’t listed above, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Sean L. McCarthy

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  1. You may want to include The Chris and Paul Show, returning to the Fringe this month after being shortlisted for Best Newcomer last year. Thanks.

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