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Political stand-up makes the rounds at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Charlotte Square, where the Edinburgh International Book Festival takes place, August 2019
Charlotte Square, where the Edinburgh International Book Festival takes place, August 2019 Assa Samaké-Roman

Can comedy teach us anything about the news?As it happens, political stand-up is one of the most popular genres at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Brexit and Scottish independence are popular themes being discussed in the hundreds of comedy shows.

Assa Samaké-Roman has more in this third and final report on the Edinburgh festivals.

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