26/06/2012 06:04 BST | Updated 26/06/2012 06:04 BST

Edinburgh Fringe 2012: Who's Doing Their First Solo Hour? (VIDEO)

The Edinburgh Fringe brochure is, no matter how you slice it, a thumping information overload of a tome. It's hard to even know where to begin – so we've done the work for you, slicing August's bible up into 30 easy-to-consume guides. From the all-important first hours to Fringe favourites, and from the Free Fringe to the best flyers, these are intended as starting points to help you snaffle out the best shows. They're not exhaustive, instead picking out the shows that caught our eye in given categories, but when your brain can't process another flyer we're pretty sure this is the best way to work out what to see.

We're publishing them every working day until the Fringe as a sort of advent calendar of comedy, and today we're doing first hours. Everyone on this list has made substantial waves in Edinburgh or online, but how will they cope with their first full solo hours?