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Lost in translation: International comics in Edinburgh

26 August 2014 Last updated at 13:16 BST

Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world's largest arts festival and attracts artists and visitors from around the globe.

Comedy is big business and a successful Edinburgh run can make a comedian's name.

It is vital to connect audiences and reviewers to get noticed amid fierce competition.

International artists have the additional hurdle to clear - the language barrier.

BBC World visited the fringe and spoke to comics from across the globe to see if comedy is lingua franca.