WHAT: A selection of acts confirmed for the Edinburgh Fringe give their material a dry run in punchy, three-minute bites.

Just enough to induce a couple of belly-laughs and leave their audience wanting more.

WHEN: July 5

DO IT BECAUSE: It’s some serious value for money. You’ll get to see 28 comics, from stand-ups to sketch to character acts. If you’re not planning on getting up to Edinburgh for the festival, then this really is the next best thing.

» Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX  TUBE: Leicester Square (leicestersquaretheatre.com)  £12.50