Beyond the fringe

Matt Chorley is joined by three comedians taking political shows to the Edinburgh fringe.

Nick Hall brings his show Spencer, the story of Spencer Percival, the only British prime minister to have been assassinated. He asks if, in this age of Brexit, Trump, Corbynista and Maybot, could we still learn something from the past?

Jess Green’s show is pretty self-explanatory: A Self-Help Guide to Being in Love With Jeremy Corbyn. She’ll describe how it was impossible to resist the Labour leader’s raw communist sex appeal.

And Pierre Novellie’s show See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie promises satire for people without a team.

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