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What is Edinburgh Fringe Festival ?

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. 

For three weeks in August, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.


Artists and performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.


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Mike Lemme is a New York City based comedian, but he can be found performing anywhere and everywhere. From sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to 8-person meeting rooms in Italy, Lemme is constantly trying to make this comedy career happen. A former intern for Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon, Mike has also warmed-up studio audiences for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and had a short story published in The New York Times.

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Comedian Lynn T. Walsh: Before The Drugs Kick In (Edinburgh Fringe Trailer)
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Comedian Lynn T. Walsh: Before The Drugs Kick In (Edinburgh Fringe Trailer)

Edinburgh Fringe: August 4th - 26th (12:55pm week 1-3, originally week 3 shows were scheduled to begin at 1:55pm. All shows will now begin at 12:55pm and run for 50 minutes) Tickets: London Preview Performances: July 28th + 29th, 9pm at Barons Court Theatre tixs: A 62-year-old woman in an insane asylum closes her eyes and becomes a 28-year-old stand-up comedian. But not just any stand-up comedian, a comedian who had the potential to become the greatest of all time. 'Before The Drugs Kick In' is a rare, intimate blend of stand-up comedy and theatre giving the audience access to a voice that could have provided the world with decades of laughs and cultural commentary, if we never locked her away. 'Before The Drugs Kick In' uses the magical elements of stand-up comedy, theatre plus nostalgia to rewrite history in hopes of creating a little closure and comfort before the lights go out. Inspired by personal experience, the delivery of Dave Chappelle, Netflix’s Russian Doll, HBO's Hacks, the show is a tribute to anyone, especially young mothers of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, who society wrote off as crazy instead of giving them an opportunity to live. The show contains distressing themes with strong language. It is recommended for anyone over the age of 18 or 16, if their family is a mess. Maria DeCotis will make her London and Edinburgh debut bringing Lynn T. Walsh to life in 'Before The Drugs Kick In'. DeCotis recently made her Broadway debut as Mike Birbiglia’s understudy for The New One. She is a New York City based comedian, actress, and writer featured in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, plus many more. Her work has been shared by Ben Stiller, Stephen Colbert, Natasha Lyonne and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Recent credits include Comedy Central, HBO's Women in Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival. To find out more about Maria, you can follow her on Instagram, Twitter (@MariaDeCotis) visit her website ( 'Before The Drugs Kick In' is written, directed, produced by NYC comedian and playwright Mike Lemme, who made his Edinburgh debut in 2022 with his play Bathroom of a Bar on Bleecker (‘enthralling … a raw outpouring of comedy and drama’ *****, The Wee Review). Lemme started performing stand-up at the appropriate age of 14. He has spent nearly 20 years making his unique experiences relatable by revealing everything about himself through his material and characters to sold out, and nowhere near sold out, crowds whenever, wherever he can.
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