First and Worst
For Jarred Christmas, the 2001 BBC New Talent finals was a tortuous, very hot learning curve
Tom Binns, long known for his inappropriate and daft hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury, has a new character – Ian D Montfort. He's a psychic who contacts famous people from Charles Darwin to Jeremy Beadle. Tom recalls his first and worst Edinburgh shows.
1998 was quite a rollercoaster ride for daft sod Rob Rouse, in at the deep end of Edinburgh as a rookie. The regular on 8 Out Of 10 Cats brings it all back.
It's not every year Addy van der Borgh visits Edinburgh, so welcome back Addy! His 2010 show Advanced Mumbo Jumbo is about how humans communicate and is at the Stand. Here he dredges up some ghosts of Edinburghs past.
Star of the magnificent Radio 4 phone-in spoof Down the Line and its BBC2 spin-off Bellamy's People, Felix Dexter is a quality character comic and stand-up, and he is back with a new show at the Fringe. Here, he harks back to 1994 – his first and worst Edinburgh year.