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Yanks for the memory, Arj.

American comedian Arj Barker says he's only trying his act out to see if it works. It does.

At a time when the Fringe comedy scene is taking a fair bit of stick, Arj's act is a refreshing change.

Like Billy Connolly has a go at Scots, this Yank gets stuck into his own countrymen.

He lambasts the Americans and understands the way other nations slag off dear old Uncle Sam.

The act is clean and deadpan. Arj has funny lines on everything from women to beer.

His debut was impressive. He's genuinely funny and he deserves to be a household name. See him at the Pleasance until August 30. Tickets: pounds 6.50, pounds 5.50. Box Office, tel: 0131- 556 6550.

A stage version of cult British gangster movie, The Long Good Friday, is being staged at the Pleasance until August 30. Tickets: pounds 6.50, pounds 5. Box Office: 0131-556 6550.

Comic act Scared Weird Little Guys from Australia are worth a look at The Assembly Rooms tonight. Tickets: pounds 8.50, pounds 7.50. Box Office: 0131- 226 2428.

Sing along with the Happy Gang - dubbed the kid's U2 - at the Pleasance at 10.30am today.Tickets: pounds 4, pounds 2.75. Box Office: 0131 556 6550.
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Adams, Billy
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 15, 1997
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