Sara Schaefer | FESTIVAL COMEDY

US OF HA! The Fringe’s stateside comedy community is further enhanced with this quintet of funny females

ANNIE SERTICH: HOW TO NOT KILL YOURSELF FOR 30 DAYS . . . AND THE NEXT 330 A main member of the famed Groundlings improv theatre, Sertich brings us her acclaimed one-woman comic play about love and loss. She also played queen of ‘the chat and cut’ in Curb Your Enthusiasm. If that means nothing to you, time to get on board, people. Pleasance Courtyard, 5–27 Aug (not 14), 8.30pm, £9.50–£12.50 (£8.50–£11.50). Previews 2–4 Aug, £6.

CARMEN LYNCH: LYNCHED California-born, Spain-raised Lynch has been on Letterman and Conan and can perform comedy in two languages. Her UK debut covers death, religion, giraffes and scoliosis. Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 3–27 Aug (not 15), 4pm, free. ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN: NAMASTE, BITCHES Pretty much a bona i de Fringe veteran by now, the UK-based New Yorker is pondering about happiness this year. Are we better off on the treadmill or on the booze? Underbelly Cowgate, 5–27 Aug (not 15), 7.40pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9). Previews 3 & 4 Aug, £6.50.

ARIELLE DUNDAS: VULVA CUPCAKE This Amsterdam-living US comic’s shtick is of the philosophical yet personal and silly but cerebral variety. Her second Fringe hour considers love, laughter and baked goods. Laughing Horse @ 48 Below, 3–27 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), 1.15pm, free. MARIA SHEHATA: WISDOMLESS Compared to Janeane Garofalo, this Egyptian-American stand-up is admired by the diverse likes of Sainsbury’s bag- carrying Angelos Epithemiou and US rabblerouser Bill Burr. Find out if those two have actual wisdom. Just the Tonic at The Caves, 4–27 Aug (not 14), 8.20pm, £8–£10. Preview 3 Aug, £6.

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