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BBC Comedy hits the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011

Steve Saul | 14:10 UK time, Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Here's why 2011 is going to be a big, BIG year for BBC Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe...

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This year at the Fringe all areas of the BBCwill combine their talents under one roof near Bristo Square from the 12th to the 27th of August to bring you the funny. Here's a snapshot of just some of the entertainment and comedy that will feature across this two week period.

Radio 4 will showcase a selection of its very best comedy programmes, including:

The Unbelievable Truth (chaired by David Mitchell), Just a Minute and recordings of Richard Herring's Objective, and Stephen K Amos's Life an Idiots Guide as well as Front Row, Loose Ends and much much more.

Radio 1 will be returning to Edinburgh. Scott Mills will broadcasting his show live from our pop up venue for a week from August 15th and Nick Grimshaw will be hosting some very special late night shows showcasing some of the best talent at the Fringe.

There's a twice-daily stand up show from BBC Comedy Presents at 5pm and 11pm which will feature the very best stand up, sketch and music. Here's a taster of the kind of acts we put on last year:

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Masterclasses will take place most afternoons with comedy greats including Ricky Gervais and Warwick Davis discussing the making of their new HBO/BBC Comedy sitcom, Life’s Too Short.

And for the first time thanks to our colleagues in BBC Learning we'll be running a series of Q&A sessions, comedy writing and performance workshops under the banner of The Comedy School. There'll even be the chance to show us your funny in BBC Three's "Funny in 15 Seconds" video booth with the chance to get your video seen on bbc.co.uk/three and bbc.co.uk/comedy.

There'll be loads more activity across these two weeks and you will find out about it on the blog here or by following us @bbccomedy on Twitter or liking us at www.facebook.com/bbccomedy.

If you want to take part in any of our events or be in the audience for any of our shows, click here to apply for tickets.

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