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Laughing in times of crisis

A record 2098 shows reflecting what many performers say has been the best year for topical comedy in living memory. MPs expenses, recession, banking crisis has led to growth in audiences wanting to laugh at what has for many been an utterly miserable year. Fringe 2009 runs from 7th to the 31st of August.

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