Edinburgh Festival | Comedy preview: Dr Brown – Befrdfgth @ Underbelly, Cowgate, Edinburgh

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2-26 August, 9.05pm (not 13 & 20 Aug), £10.50/£11.50 (£9.50/£10.50 concessions),
2-3 August previews £6,
Underbelly, Cowgate (V61), Edinburgh.
Tel: 0844 545 8252. www.underbelly.co.uk

Even if you left Philip Burgers blindfolded in the jungles of the Congo, he’d somehow find his way to Edinburgh by August. Some people, like him, just belong at the Fringe. It’s their natural habitat.

This American comedian and mime artist made his name as absurd entertainer Dr Brown back in 2009 with Behaves, and then – again with his alter-ego – won a handful of awards for Because (2010) and Becaves (2011).

Now, Dr Brown returns with Befrdfgth (good luck pronouncing that one when you call the box office) – a surreal and hilarious hour of clowning, mime and naughtiness.

Having already toured four continents, this show has left a trail of chaos around the world on its journey to Underbelly, Cowgate, where the bedlam continues all month long.