Street performers climbing statue for the Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland -- Will Salter/Lonely Planet Publications Ltd
- When uninvited guests turned up to the Edinburgh International Festival back in 1947, instead of being turfed away they were allowed to perform.""What has it become?
- From the sublime to the ridiculous, you\ll find all manner of silly sorts performing throughout the city over the next month.""See more pictures from the event
- One of the special features of this festival is that anyone, be they amateur or professional, can perform.""If you fancy a go, here are some top tips on being funny
- Comedy heavyweights such as Frank Skinner, Steve Coogan and Lee Evans are all winners of this festival\s prestigious comedy award.""Watch some festival highlights