BBC Comedy at Edinburgh 2010
Unfortunately, it isn't practical for every comedy fan to attend it. We thought long and hard about a solution for this, which we then had to scrap because it violated international human rights conventions.
Then we came up with a new solution that would put barely anyone in extreme physical danger: we filmed a series of live comedy nights in their entirety, which we will be publishing for you to watch on our site, at your convenience, next week.
Here are just a few of the acts you'll be able to watch here at bbc.co.uk/comedy starting from Monday 23rd August:
Radio 4 Comedy at Edinburgh
We're not the only ones who have been up in Edinburgh. Those mischief-makers over at Radio 4 have also been having a laugh - they brought together a mob of comedians, led by Mark Watson, to appear as if from nowhere in the midst of the bustle of the Royal Mile:
There'll be more from the comedy flashmob on the Radio 4 website in the next few days, and on the Red Button on August 27th and 28th.
Bacon Goes Back
Readers who were paying attention this time last year may remember Richard Bacon's Edinburgh stand-up... ahem, experiment. If you missed it, here is the result.
Needless to say, Richard will not be returning to stand-up comedy this festival. But he will be back in Edinburgh, broadcasting his 5 Live afternoon show in front of a live audience, where he'll play host to some top comedians. Listen out for that on the radio from Monday 23rd August, and also remember to come back here to watch videos of the guests.
For even more information about what the BBC is covering in Edinburgh this year, visit BBC Scotland's handy Edinburgh Festivals site.