So I think it's about time I talk about shows in the comedy festival that have nothing to do with me.

Okay, so there's this guy, right. He's called Birdman. He's FASCINATING. I've seen him a few times now and he is just so disarmingly hilarious. The other night, he was asked to go up onstage and do comedy with a band behind him. He used the band to hilarious effect. Made the music look funny and the comedy look like music. Brilliant. I highly recommend him. His show is called Birdmanifesto and you should definitely go and see it. Trades hall, book here. And I've never even spoken to him, so this is unsolicited, I promise.

Okay, next. The guy who has the show after Penny, at the Town Hall, is a guy called Justin Kennedy. If you've ever wondered how to perform a one-person show playing lots of characters, this is how. He is an astonishing performer. His show is based on The Lord of The Flies, which makes it kind of hard to market and (especially if you haven't read The Lord of the Flies for a while) hard to understand in parts, but just watch the performance. It's like getting Cliff Notes on acting.

Also, he doesn't need the publicity, but go and see Daniel Kitson. This year, he's lost something: Fear of the Unfunny. Which of course makes him much more interesting and conversely much more funny. Check him out.

I'd recommend some hilarious women but they're all selling out. Yay.