impatient at edinburgh 2018...
  mark watson: the infinite show    pleasance forth | 7pm [1-27]   Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere. It's about empathy. Ninety-nine percent of the world's population is made up of other people – why can't we understand them? One of the Fringe's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions. Complete sell-out 2014-2017.  'he sparkles with originality and verve'  ★★★★   Chortle.co.uk   'arrive early for the longest queue in Edinburgh'  ★★★★    List   'hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable'  ★★★★ Telegraph

mark watson: the infinite show

pleasance forth | 7pm [1-27]

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere. It's about empathy. Ninety-nine percent of the world's population is made up of other people – why can't we understand them? One of the Fringe's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions. Complete sell-out 2014-2017.

'he sparkles with originality and verve' ★★★★Chortle.co.uk
'arrive early for the longest queue in Edinburgh' ★★★★ List
'hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable' ★★★★Telegraph

  john-luke roberts: all i wanna do is [FX: GUNSHOTS] with a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and perform some comedy!    assembly rooms studio 5 | 5:30pm [1-27]   Quick, hide! The Fringe favourite returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. Just terrific. Blam blam! 'A show as bafflingly stupid as this should rightly divide an audience down the middle, but through some strange alchemy the crowd absolutely lap it up...  'a consistently hilarious hour of measured madness'  ★★★★   List          'an hour of joyously daft character comedy'  ★★★★   Telegraph                    'this is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle'  ★★★★   Chortle.co.uk

john-luke roberts: all i wanna do is [FX: GUNSHOTS] with a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and perform some comedy!

assembly rooms studio 5 | 5:30pm [1-27]

Quick, hide! The Fringe favourite returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. Just terrific. Blam blam! 'A show as bafflingly stupid as this should rightly divide an audience down the middle, but through some strange alchemy the crowd absolutely lap it up...

'a consistently hilarious hour of measured madness' ★★★★ List         'an hour of joyously daft character comedy' ★★★★ Telegraph                   'this is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle' ★★★★ Chortle.co.uk

  matt winning: climate strange   just the tonic at the mash house | 5pm [2-26]  Dr Matt Winning is thinking about starting a family but wonders if he should. A show about why our knowledge about climate change doesn't necessarily match our actions. As seen as the Environmental Correspondent on Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave.     ‘Winning’s sharp wit and intelligence allows him to educate as he entertains’ ****½  Sunday Post   ‘A very powerful and eccentric piece of comedy from Winning, who is sure to become one of the largest names in UK comedy very soon’ ****  ShortCom.co.uk

matt winning: climate strange

just the tonic at the mash house | 5pm [2-26]

Dr Matt Winning is thinking about starting a family but wonders if he should. A show about why our knowledge about climate change doesn't necessarily match our actions. As seen as the Environmental Correspondent on Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave.   

‘Winning’s sharp wit and intelligence allows him to educate as he entertains’ ****½ Sunday Post  ‘A very powerful and eccentric piece of comedy from Winning, who is sure to become one of the largest names in UK comedy very soon’ **** ShortCom.co.uk

  mark watson: how you can almost win    the stand 1 | 1:35pm [14-23]   Last year, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.  It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable.  But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better and now he's writing a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.

mark watson: how you can almost win

the stand 1 | 1:35pm [14-23]

Last year, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.

It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable.  But the experience changed the shambolic comedian for the better and now he's writing a sort of motivational talk about what it taught him. But still with jokes.

  john-luke roberts: terrible wonderful adaptations                                             pleasance king dome | 11:20pm [10, 17, 24]   After 2017's catastrophic attempt to stage Francis Fukuyama's discredited political treatise The End of History, John-Luke Roberts returns with an all-star cast of the Fringe's best comedians and worst idiots to present three more adaptations of unadaptable texts.  Texts adapted to include the iTunes Terms and Conditions; post-structuralist Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse; and double edition: Ulysses and Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu, (couldn't decide between them)

john-luke roberts: terrible wonderful adaptations                                         

pleasance king dome | 11:20pm [10, 17, 24]

After 2017's catastrophic attempt to stage Francis Fukuyama's discredited political treatise The End of History, John-Luke Roberts returns with an all-star cast of the Fringe's best comedians and worst idiots to present three more adaptations of unadaptable texts.

Texts adapted to include the iTunes Terms and Conditions; post-structuralist Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse; and double edition: Ulysses and Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu, (couldn't decide between them)