Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Comedy (variety, compilation)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance One
  • 12:40
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Mervyn Stutter
  • Warnings and additional info: As the lineup of the show changes daily, the different shows may contain sensitive content to some audience members.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe. Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90-minute lunchtime extravaganza. Every day there is a different selection. Pick the ones you like and then go and see them. Simple! Brilliant! There's comedy, theatre, cabaret, music, dance, circus and the indefinable. Daily line-ups at 'A vibrant, stimulating showcase of talent' (Scotsman). 'Excellent, really, really good!' (Observer). Celebrating its 30th year!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in cobbled courtyard. Access to space via locked lift, please notify venue ahead of your visit if you require use of the lift and ask at Info Shed upon arrival for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

One Two 113 days ago

Awful show - typical these are performers looking for an audience (you can't blame them for that) but these are unlikely to be the best shows since they have more likely than not already sold out.
It's hard to say who is worse - the sycophantic audience or the utterly lame Stutter.
Goodness knows how much money he makes (he surely isn't paying the participants).

David Robinson 115 days ago

The essence of the Fringe with acts chosen from circus, comedy, drama, spoken word, dance, acrobatics, magic, everything really and probably including Dutch brass bands on pogo-sticks.

Always a fascinating show, you will see acts you probably wouldn't dream of choosing but it's good to have your spectrum broadened. Very highly recommended :-)

And Merv is worth watching too, he should be on telly and so should this show. It makes Britain's Got Talent look like old predictable porridge

Lynn Shooter 117 days ago

We always give Mervyn a go. It's well worth it. We booked a few shows after seeing the tasters. It is what it is - a variety of what's on at the Fringe. We didn't like them all and didn't expect to. Long may Merv continue!

S Johnston 117 days ago

Absolutely dire - went on 8 August - you would think there would be one act that was good. Very poor - and that includes the host.

Shirley H 117 days ago

This is another joyful show to start the day with and a great way to sample a small piece of other acts at the Fringe that you might not have known about or considered. Mervyn, as ever, is a perennial favourite and easy to spot in his bright pink suit.

Martin S 119 days ago

The first name on the sheet every year. We went to 6 of them this year and they never disappoint, our pick of the fringe. A true variety show covering all types of shows.

Lynn Howe 120 days ago

Always first on my list every year. As Mervyn is amazing, and his team do get a wonderful selection of artists..We found Dane Simpson: Didgeridoozy at the show and so much more we would have loved to have booked. Great previews of what you may want to see but didn't know you did

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Theatre, Films and Arts 101 days ago

He is well known and trusted at the Fringe and has a large fan base who look to him for recommendations.

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