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How well does comedy travel?

23 August 2014 Last updated at 10:47 BST

Stand-up comedy has become a central part of British and American culture in recent years.

But how is this culturally specific form of performance seen in other countries?

Comedians Igor Meerson and Francesco de Carlo, who are performing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, told Today presenter James Naughtie and the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz about how their humour goes down with audiences in Scotland.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Saturday 23 August.

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