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Venue:Bar 50, Within SafeStay Edinburgh Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street Edinburgh EH1 1NE
Phone: 0131 524 1989
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Ticket Prices: Free (OPTION to reserve seat)  
Room: The Alcove
AUG 3-27 at 19:15 (60 min)
Venue:Espionage, 4 India Buildings (Entrances on Victoria Street and Cowgate) Edinburgh EH1 2EX
Phone: 0131 4777 007
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Ticket Prices: Free (OPTION to reserve seat)  
Room: The Bunker
AUG 3-27 at 20:45 (60 min)
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In its fifth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Robyn Perkins (5 stars 'exceptionally charasmatic' -Voice Mag) hosts different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show. The line-ups are constructed by one of London's best comedy clubs, Laugh Train Home, and sponsored by its home venue, The Four Thieves, and are different every night.

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August 19, 2017  Broadway Baby
Looking past the sweltering hot and humid room that the Laugh Train Comedy Showcase takes place in, this show is enjoyable enough for a night out. Itís hard to distinguish it from any other comedy showcase show but like most it can be fun at times when youíre enjoying the performer on stage or annoying when a performer goes on for a bit about what itís like to date in 2017 and you feel like youíve heard that joke once a day since the Fringe started.

That being said, itís a free show with enough variety to keep you decently entertained for an hour and sometimes you almost forget that youíre in a room thatís close to one million degrees. The acts did tend to blend together at times but as itís a showcase that can differ from night to night, you never really know what youíre going to get. Seeing as the show is free, itís fun and low risk.

The night I attended was hosted by Robyn Perkins, an American whose strong suit was crowd work. She was a generous host with more time upfront and only doing more material every now and then after. The standout act was a woman with cerebral palsy named Spring Day who weaved mentions of her disability in and out of her act to catch the audience off-guard and inspired fresh material that I had never heard anything like before.

Other performers that night included Will Duggan, Dave Channer and Aidan Jones. Where the crowd really went crazy was for the closing act, Christian Reilly, who performed a number of parody covers of pop songs with his guitar, with material ranging from domestic life to politics.
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