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Who to see in Edinburgh – according to the comics

Sunday, August 16 2009

We collared 100 comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe and asked them two questions: 1) which other comics would you recommend this year, and 2) sum up the festival in one word.

We got the answers and made them into one of those lovely Wordcloud things, thanks to Wordle. The bigger the font, the more recommendations received. Highly unscientific of course, but interesting reading, and as you can see it's Daniel Kitson who comes out on top ...

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We also asked the comics to sum up the festival in one word – so this is what they really think of it all...

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