09/08/2013 07:42 BST

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 13 Funny Female Comedians To Watch

Tig Notaro performs at The Hollywood Improv on October 17, 2007 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

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(CNN) -- Once a year, the largest arts festival in the world takes over Scotland's capital turning the city into a smorgasbord of comedy, theater, dance and more.

Dispelling the stereotype that women can't do comedy, CNN takes a look at the funniest female comedians appearing at this year's Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.