The Best of Northern

The Best of Northern

North East comedians on one exclusive line-up! Hot on the heels of our popular compilation showcases, we felt it only right to bring you some of finest who regularly reside at The Stand's Newcastle Comedy Club... 

Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals)

Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals)

Three nights, 30 comedians, hundreds of laughs. The voice of ITV's smash-hit Love Island, Iain Stirling returns to his home town to host three special shows featuring some of the best comedians at the Fringe... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers from around the UK, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent appearing at the Fringe... 

Mirth in the Morning With Rhodders

Mirth in the Morning With Rhodders

Want some comedy with your coffee? Start the day with stand-up comic, radio host and oddball Rhodders, for an hour of Mirth in the Morning. Brought to you by Reading’s Stand and Deliver Comedy Club, you can expect today’s best mix of comedic acts... 

Eleanor Colville: Late-Night Pick and Mix

Eleanor Colville: Late-Night Pick and Mix

A sweet late-night mix of up-and-coming sketch, stand-up and character comedy hosted by Eleanor Colville. Join the revels. 'Catch her while you have the chance' (BroadwayBaby.com). 

St Giles' After Dark

St Giles' After Dark

Returning for this their third annual evening of cabaret, the members of St Giles’ Cathedral Choir shirk their choir robes once more to perform a sparkling cocktail of (decidedly secular) hits from both stage and screen... 

The Mad Craic Comedy Show

The Mad Craic Comedy Show

An Irish stand-up comedy compilation show featuring some of the best comedians from around the festival, for free. With a new selection of comedians every night, this is an ideal opportunity to get a taste of the comedy available at the Fringe, and see acts perform a best-of set to advertise their solo shows... 

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Hundreds entered, only a handful survive – now one will be crowned Britain's funniest student 2018. We've scoured the UK's universities for the finest new comedy talent, now we need to choose the very best of the best... 

Standard Issue: Stands Up

Standard Issue: Stands Up

Standard Issue Podcast – the smart and witty women's magazine for ears – knows a truckload of funny broads, so it makes sense to bring them to the festival stage. Join some of its favourites for an evening of stand up comedy... 

Interruption Show

Interruption Show

The interactive show where Dalia Malek (CKP's Lunchtime Special, Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, Second City Diversity in Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest) and rotating co-hosts interrupt comedians mid-performance to ask burning questions, find out what happened next and dig into backstories of jokes... 

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight, four years after his passing, we will celebrate him. And hopefully raise a helluva lot of money for two great mental health charities. How can we not, with a show helmed by the co-host dream team of Ed Gamble and Nish Kumar, and a smashing array of ace guests, including Felicity Ward, Sofie Hagen and Stu Goldsmith... 

The World's Smallest Comedy Show

The World's Smallest Comedy Show

It's the smallest comedy show, in the smallest venue at the Fringe. A select three audience members, at any one time, will see the best comedy that can fit in and around the world's smallest Fringe venue... 

Show And Tell at The Queen's Hall

Show And Tell at The Queen's Hall

The UK's leading producers for pioneering, alternative comedy bring two all-star line-ups to The Queen's Hall. Featuring Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated stars from across the company's stable (which includes Joseph Morpurgo, Mae Martin, Simon Munnery, Josie Long, John Kearns and many more), plus some of the Fringe's biggest stars and household names... 

The Full Irish

The Full Irish

Chris O Neill presents the increasingly annual showcase of excellent Irish talent. The funniest place to be before noon in Edinburgh. You will have fun and get to see acts who have full shows that you can choose to see later... 

Benefit in Aid of MS

Benefit in Aid of MS

Incredible comics come together, donating their time for free, whilst fundraising for MS charities. Over 11,000 people in Scotland have multiple sclerosis (100,000 in the UK). MS is more common here than most countries in the world... 

Brewhemia's Festival Showcase

Brewhemia's Festival Showcase

Brewhemia are presenting some of the finest acts of this year's festival. Join us for an evening of top entertainment, wondrous delights and debauchery in Scotland’s only beer palace... 

Benefit in Aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue

Benefit in Aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue

Scotland! Famous for hills and of course mountains. Breathtaking, but when things go wrong, we rely on mountain rescue (mostly run by volunteers). A night of comedy hosted by The Stand Comedy Club – let's help and support this fantastic cause so that everyone can enjoy Scotland's natural majesty as safely as possible... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers from around the UK, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent appearing at the Fringe... 

Relatively Normal

Relatively Normal

Why are comics so messed up? Aaron Levene introduces a rolling line-up of four top comedians each day as they joke about the one trauma that unites us all, our families. 'I thought I had a messed up family, but growing up with Aaron I can emphatically state he had it much, much worse... 

The Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

The Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

Australia's top comedians take on England's finest in a five-test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. The old enemies go head-to-head to prove once and for all who is the funniest... 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

'Consistently boasting the most interesting line-ups in the country' (Times). The best acts from the Fringe come and muck about and make you laugh at midnight. 

AComedyTapas

AComedyTapas

A selection of 10-12 acts to sample. Fresh every day. Just what anyone visiting the fringe needs to find the funny and have a great time. The roster of acts is repeated every fifth day so this is a great way to have fun and be selective at the same time. 

Jew-O-Rama

Jew-O-Rama

After a sell-out run at the Camden Fringe 2017 and great audience reviews at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2018, Jew-O-Rama makes its Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut bringing you the best Jewish stand-up comedy in the country... 

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free!

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free!

Russell Howard, Miranda Hart, Tim Minchin... what have they got in common? They all once received one-star reviews. Now in it's sixth glorious year, this show presents a fresh daily line-up of one-star wonders who've proved their reviewers wrong... 

The Full Irish

The Full Irish

Chris O Neill presents the increasingly annual showcase of excellent Irish talent. The funniest place to be before noon in Edinburgh. You will have fun and get to see acts who have full shows that you can choose to see later... 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe. Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza... 

Bona Fide

Bona Fide

Bona Fide asks the cream of Edinburgh Fringe 2018's comics to prove their worth by performing material specifically written for the theme of the night. You will have never heard any of this before – you probably won't again! The Stand Comedy Club's monthly night comes to the Fringe... 

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

The Scottish Comedy Festival’s official Pick of the Fringe showcase returns for a seventh hilarious year with another phenomenal handpicked selection of our favourite acts from across the Fringe... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Just 'cos you're a kid, doesn't mean you should miss out on the best stand-ups and sketch acts of the Fringe! Just 'cos you're an adult at a kids' show, doesn't mean you can't also have the best time! Since 2005, we have been persuading our favourite performers to strut their stuff for family audiences and, with different line-ups every day, there will always be something new to delight you... 

Rahul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

After last year's sell-out success, award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli's late-night compilation returns with up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guests... 

The Miles Jupp Interviews

The Miles Jupp Interviews

On each day of this run Miles Jupp (actor, writer, comedian and host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) will sit down in a hopefully comfy chair (ideally one with arms) in front of a discerning audience and opposite a carefully selected guest of interest and note and then proceed to have a proper and honest conversation about that person’s life and career, hopes and fears, triumphs and disasters and anything else that needs or doesn’t need to be said... 

The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

'This is late-night comedy at its finest' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Late-night comedy at its best. Eight superb showcases from Scotland’s favourite club. Five comics, two hours. Different selection nightly... 

Caustic Comedy Nights

Caustic Comedy Nights

Caustic Comedy Nights is a jocular experience featuring the world’s top stand-up comedians, perfect for a lively Edinburgh crowd! This stand-up comedy cultivation-project and the name Caustic Comedy is based on a particular form of humour: comedy that is acerbic, corrosive and cutting-edge, could be a little dark, or biting as the word caustic itself suggests... 

Live Music at the Golf Tavern

Live Music at the Golf Tavern

Enjoy a rotating line-up of bands featuring a host of top local musicians doing a collection of familiar and unique covers, a great night to sing along and get your toes tapping at the Fringe! 

Fanny's @ Five

Fanny's @ Five

Everything else may have dried up but not their wit! The grande dames of Scottish comedy triumphantly return, just as funny and feisty as ever. They boldly go where no fanny has gone before... 

The Five-Thirty Cabaret

The Five-Thirty Cabaret

The perfect appetiser for your early evening on the Fringe. A near sell-out, Five-Thirty Cabaret presents a fast-paced variety show that packs entertainment into one hour and returns to The Stand's New Town Theatre, Grand Hall... 

Tonight I Sleep in Peace (or How to Cure Involuntary Nocturnal Bruxism)

Tonight I Sleep in Peace (or How to Cure Involuntary Nocturnal Bruxism)

Five women. Five confessions. Five worlds. Caged in an existence that is balancing on the knife's edge between both the victim and the assailant, five confessions of broken relationships between men and women – the pillars of our society – are woven together through song, music and monologue. 

The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring four top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. Moving from Stand 3 to The Stand's New Town Theatre, Lower Hall – because we just couldn't contain that much hilarity! Previous guests include: Jason Byrne, Dara O'Briain, Dylan Moran, David O'Doherty, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy, Ed Byrne, Neil Delamere, Maeve Higgins, Michael Redmond, Eleanor Tiernan, Jarlath Reagan, Deirdre O'Kane, Jake O'Kane, Ian Coppinger and Owen O'Neill... 

Last Orders

Last Orders

Anything goes at the Scottish Comedy Festival’s new official late-night Pick of the Fringe showcase with a phenomenal handpicked selection of our favourite acts from across the Fringe that are still sober come midnight... 

The Best of Red Raw

The Best of Red Raw

From Edinburgh to Glasgow to Newcastle – our long-running weekly beginner's showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. A sell-out every week in our clubs (with a minimum six month stage time waiting list) – it's not to be missed! We bring together some of our favourites for the Fringe... 

The Edinburgh Revue's Stand-Up Show 2018

The Edinburgh Revue's Stand-Up Show 2018

The Edinburgh Revue returns to the Fringe with a collection of its best and brightest local talents from throughout the year in this stand-up showcase.  

Spank!

Spank!

Spank! returns for an incredible 15th year with hilarious hosts, awesome comedians and gratuitous nudity. Showcasing the most exciting comedy and cabaret on the Fringe, don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! 'Comedy and legendary party night... 

The Best of Scottish Comedy

The Best of Scottish Comedy

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go, simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit. At least four acts on every bill, with seasoned headliners joining... 

The One-Thirty Comedy Cabaret

The One-Thirty Comedy Cabaret

Enjoy a showcase of the best comedy talent to kick-start your day with our hand-picked selection – and watch what you should be seeing more of from around the city. Great fun, great value! What's not to like? At just £6 a ticket – it's sure to be a hit! Different line-up daily – check our website for more information. 

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre. Different line-up nightly! 

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical). Boasting the least traditional of double-act hosts – Thom Tuck and John-Luke Roberts – a swarm of permitted heckles, and a ludicrously over-ambitious booking policy... 

Fred MacAulay and John Moloney

Fred MacAulay and John Moloney

With a friendship that has endured numerous governments, several economic downturns and expanding waist sizes, these two stand-ups join together to bring you a one-hour show which will provide a craftsman-like masterclass in stand-up comedy... 

Comedy Queers / Free Festival

Comedy Queers / Free Festival

A raucous late night show offering a fabulous selection of the most outrageous queer performers from across the Fringe. If you’ve already seen one too many straight/cis comedians at the Fringe, come and spice things up with the queer comedy showcase... 

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Sugar Rush: The Best of the Fringe

Is the Fringe guide too wide and confusing? We understand. Kick-start your Fringe with four hand-picked comedians doing 10 minutes of their best stuff. Plan your day with our curated line-up of acts to help you make sense of your Fringe... 

Bumble Me Tinders

Bumble Me Tinders

Hosted by comedians Patrick Melton (USA) (Comedy Central, Spike TV, VH1) and Katharine Ferns (Canada) (MTV) with a different line-up of single comedians every day. Comics will share horror stories of online dating and help audience members rewrite their online dating profiles... 

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Ten sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow Comedy Fest and around the world. Biggest selling showcase of multi award-winning Scottish comedy talent. Featuring previous SCOTY finalists and winners... 

Best of English Comedian of the Year

Best of English Comedian of the Year

As discovered at Murrayfield, Wimbledon and Russia, the English aren't used to winning. Each year the Glaswegian organiser sends the ECOTY winner to sunny Australia for two months.... 

Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase

Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase

An hour long stand-up show from future legends Ben Behrens, Jessie Johnson, Rob Cooper and Jessie Nixon that promises to redefine your perceptions of comedy and launch western civilisation into a new era... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers from around the UK, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent appearing at the Fringe... 

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle: exploring new cultures, travelling light and relying on booze to socialise. This show brings these two groups together with globe-trotting comedians and international visitors from countries like Singapore, Estonia and South Africa... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Sample show of different shows from within our 15 spaces, and maybe some guests. Spend an hour in the company of five to eight performers and see if you want to go and see their full show... 

A Piece of Cake!

A Piece of Cake!

Free cakes and laughs! What could be better? This is a lovely show that's all about having a nice time and enjoying nice things! Please come along, enjoy free homemade cakes and watch some of the loveliest comedians around. 

Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

Join the cult of happiness. Save your soul with laughter. Witness Ireland's finest stand-ups, along with holy discussions and blessed games. Hand-picked by Irish comedian of last year, the Reverend Steve Bennett... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with different line-ups at every show and four performances daily. Line-ups include performers selected from shows all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy, and it's free! Sell-out show 2004-2017... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

We're offering the finest upcoming comedians on the UK circuit at a bargain price. Hand selected from our year-round auditions, this show is quality talent in its prime. 

Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

Stand-up comedians Neil O'Rourke (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 finalist) and Patrick Spicer (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 nominee) are (p)residents of the coolest island off the coast of Edinburgh: Cool Dude Island... 

World Cup of Comedy

World Cup of Comedy

Audiences vote daily to determine the winner in the World Cup of Comedy at the Fringe. Stand-up comedians from around the world compete for bragging rights and our very own Comedy Cup... 

The Nasty Show

The Nasty Show

Offensive is the new black. The Nasty Show is a guaranteed offensive comedy showcase featuring a selection of the best comics of the festival, delivering their filthiest material. Hosted by Jez Watts... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers from around the UK, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent appearing at the Fringe... 

The Travellin' Man Comedy Showcase

The Travellin' Man Comedy Showcase

In six years of stand-up, Aidan 'Taco' Jones has met great comedians from every continent (except Antartica, they're rubbish). He's picked the best to bring to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Best in Class / Free Festival

Best in Class / Free Festival

Showcasing underrepresented working-class comedy voices. Sponsored by Spam, chippy teas, waste grounds, hanging around, knock-off trainers, a fella your dad knows, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, electric meters, Brixton, Toxteth, Grenfell, hand-me-down clothes, caravans, the back of a lorry, failed MOTs, failed GCSEs, bus stops, payday loans, bacon, pubs, pints, tobacco, Margret f*cking Thatcher, Cash Converters, job seekers allowance, zero-hour contracts, jam butties, gravy, pyjamas, broken glass, broken homes, playing out, white lightning, E, backyards, slums, dying young, the NHS, tired dads, fierce mums and empowerment... 

101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club – Free

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each show sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo... 

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

That's not an Australian comedy showcase.. This is an Australian comedy showcase! Jim Jefferies, Steve Hughes, Matt Okine, Wil Anderson – hilarious Australian comics who aren’t doing this show... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh, It's the One-Liner Show – Free Entry

Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh, It's the One-Liner Show – Free Entry

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Audience members are encouraged on stage to tell their favourite gags in a joke-off competition, all held together by your host, Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). 

Head Sets

Head Sets

Comedians losing their heads and performing with no bodies! This sell-out show returns with more of the best comedians from the Fringe... all delivering comedy from their floating heads... 

We're Sorry Canadian Comedy Showcase

We're Sorry Canadian Comedy Showcase

This is the fourth year of We're Sorry. Showcasing Canadian talent performing or visiting the Fringe; you never know who is going to swing through. So fill your belly with poutine and bring a hockey stick for this fun show of Canuck comedians... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with different line-ups at every show and four performances daily. Line-ups include performers selected from shows all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy, and it's free! Sell-out show 2004-2017... 

Aaaaaaaaaargh, It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Entry

Aaaaaaaaaargh, It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Entry

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including your award-winning host, Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle... 

Best of Irish Comedian of the Year

Best of Irish Comedian of the Year

Totally sold-out shows across the globe. Three top Irish comics from the ICOTY finals. 'Sit down and roar with laughter for 60 minutes... side-splittingly funny' ***** (TheWest.com... 

Comedy in the Dark

Comedy in the Dark

The sell-out, unique comedy experience returns. Past acts include Sarah Millican, Nish Kumar, Jon Richardson, Shappi Khorsandi and Greg Davies. 'Destined to become one of the most talked about shows' (Time Out). 

Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show

Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show

This chat show is the perfect way to start your Fringe day, as you spend an hour in the company of one of the finest stand-ups on the Scottish comedy circuit. Visit this late-afternoon soiree which brings you the very best in chat and stand-up comedy from three of the Fringe's best performers, selected from venues all around Edinburgh by its top-notch Scottish comedy host... 

2 Girls, 1 Cup... of Comedy

2 Girls, 1 Cup... of Comedy

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Lee Nelson's Well Funny People) brings you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe. A supersized cup of comedy with TV names as well as the very best new comedians and brilliant guest MCs... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

We're offering the finest upcoming comedians on the UK circuit at a bargain price. Hand selected from our year-round auditions, this show is quality talent in its prime. An original late-night line-up! 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities. Typical features would be socially unusual humans, such as those uncommonly eery or unrelatable, those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics, people with other extraordinary perspectives or paranoias, and performances that are expected to be toe-curling to the viewers... 

Comedians Against Humanity

Comedians Against Humanity

Join the audience wielding Cards Against Humanity to challenge the Fringe's best comedians to create material on the spot. Interactive, inappropriate, improvised fun! Satisfying your desire to laugh hard in spite of yourself since 2015... 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

So many comedians, so little time! Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. There's a different line-up every day, selected by leading comedy website Chortle, so check chortle... 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Good morning, Edinburgh! Three funny, thought-provoking "menus" of ten-minute plays. Free coffee and tea, croissants, strawberries! Great UK and international writers. The perfect way to start your day... 

The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Show 2018

The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Show 2018

See a huge selection of this year's big names, stand-out performers and many of the best free acts in Edinburgh at this one-off launch show and party for the 2018 Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival season... 

Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics

After an exciting run at the 70th Edinburgh Fringe Festival the companies of three musicals (Porn, X and Suicide) come together to perform musical highlights from the shows in what promises to be a wonderful end to the festival. 

The Fringe of the Fringe

The Fringe of the Fringe

An impromptu evening of entertainment. Here on the fringe of the Fringe anything goes. So bring on the comedy, music, burlesque, Darth Vader on a keyboard... it all makes for a jolly good time! With free parking, disabled access and a licenced bar on site... 

Mental Notes from HarmonyChoir

Mental Notes from HarmonyChoir

Following last year’s debut sell-out performance, HarmonyChoir once again bring you an evening of inspirational and uplifting music. HarmonyChoir formed over a year ago as part of a project to demonstrate the positive effect of singing on mental health and well-being... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Looking past the sweltering hot and humid room that the Laugh Train Comedy Showcase takes place in, this show is enjoyable enough for a night out. It’s hard to distinguish it from any other comedy showcase show but like most it can be fun at times when you’re enjoying the performer on stage or annoying when a performer goes on for a bit about what it’s like to date in 2017 and you feel like you’ve heard that joke once a day since the Fringe started... 

Riversong

Riversong

Rivers have always inspired artists, poets and composers. Enjoy City Chorus performing beautiful music on a riparian theme, from classical works to show tunes, jazz standards to folk songs, spirituals to new compositions... 

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

Equilibrium combines traditional acoustic instruments with digital technology to create new music inspired by the history, culture and landscape of Scotland. This approach enables musicians with disabilities to take an equal part in the composition and performance of new music... 

Spank!

Spank!

I spent last night from the hours of midnight to 2am being belittled, insulted and berated in every way I could imagine. I was kissed on the mouth by a bearded man named James. I was mocked for my accent and told off for my reviewer’s notebook and pen... 

Triplicity: Voyages à Trois

Triplicity: Voyages à Trois

Looking for adventure? Join us on our modern day musical Grand Tour. Does a trip to Paris appeal? Or perhaps a life on the ocean waves? Share our travels in song through Europe and America in the company of cosmopolitan composers including Purcell, Ravel and Hoagy Carmichael... 

Joe Lycett and Friends

Joe Lycett and Friends

Join host Joe Lycett (as seen on TV giving Lorraine Kelly a quiche lorraine) and a bunch of special guest comedy friends (to be announced because I didn’t have a chance to book them before the deadline for this blurb) for a one-off fundraiser for The Buzz Project, a vital charity supporting young people in the Lochaber region of the Scottish Highlands (a genuinely really cool charity)... 

Topical Storm 2017

Topical Storm 2017

The Stand’s resident satire team of Mark Nelson, Stuart Murphy, Keir McAllister and Vladimir McTavish return with their unique take on the news in a world gone crazy. Following the sell-out success of Aye Right? How No? in the run-up to the 2014 referendum, Nelson, Murphy, McAllister and McTavish went on to develop a best-selling monthly show, and to appearances on Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News... 

Political Animal

Political Animal

The Fringe’s only, and possibly best, long-running political stand-up gig returns to The Stand to bark at the planet’s hottest potatoes. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman (Bugle podcast, 7 Day Sunday, sundry other stuff), with a different bill each night, featuring some of the universe’s finest comedians... 

2017 Chortle Student Comedy Awards Final

2017 Chortle Student Comedy Awards Final

Hundreds entered, eight survive – now one will be crowned Britain's funniest student 2017. We've scoured the UK's universities for the finest new comedy talent, now we need to choose the very best of the best... 

Standard Issue Stands Up

Standard Issue Stands Up

Standard Issue Stands Up: The sharp and witty women’s magazine knows a truckload of funny broads. It makes sense to bring some of our faves to the festival stage, including Sarah Millican*... 

Bona Fide

Bona Fide

Bona Fide asks the cream of Edinburgh Fringe 2017’s comics to prove their worth by performing material specifically written for the theme of the night. You will have never heard any of this before – you probably won’t again! The Stand Comedy Club’s monthly night comes to the Fringe... 

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

A keen observer may initially notice that Thom Tuck and John Luke Roberts, who host ACMS together, aren’t exactly a traditional double act. However if anything their bizarre on-stage chemistry creates the perfect platform from which to launch the cult night of experimental fringe comedy... 

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight, three years after his passing, we will celebrate him. And hopefully raise a helluva lot of money for two great mental health charities. Line-up will include: Ed Gamble, Tom Ballard, Sofie Hagen, Butt Kapinski, John Kearns, and Iain Stirling, alongside Steve Pretty on fanfare duties... 

Immigrant Diaries – Sajeela Kershi and Guests

Immigrant Diaries – Sajeela Kershi and Guests

Immigrant Diaries, devised and hosted by comedian Sajeela Kershi, is a ‘true storytelling show,’ with an emphasis on the stories. Post-Brexit and Trump, this show feels more necessary than ever, and the quote above demonstrates why... 

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

With the overwhelming amount of options at the Fringe, Bite-Size allows one to see several short and sweet plays in the space of an hour. Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour hosts six of the best bites, with five actors playing all the parts... 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

The cast and crew of The Big Bite-Size Breakfast Plays coax their audience into starting their day bright and early with coffee, croissants and strawberries. In 50 minutes, they perform five original, international plays, ranging from comedy to mini-drama... 

Fringe Fantasmic

Fringe Fantasmic

Following sell-out success in 2016, Edinburgh Music Theatre will be returning with another fantastic musical production for all the family this August. Join us for this concert of classic and current songs from the house of mouse, a must see for anyone who loves the Fantasmic world of Walt! Including sing-along favourites from Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast, to name but a few... 

Anthems – The Movie Musicals

Anthems – The Movie Musicals

Following sell-out success in 2016, Edinburgh Music Theatre will be returning with another evening of marvellous movie and musical theatre classics. Songs from stage and screen will be brought to you by Edinburgh’s finest vocal talents... 

Fusion

Fusion

Steve Skinner (vocals, guitars, Indian harmonium), Seamus Corr (saxophones, flutes, pipes), John Bradford (percussion) and Ruth Ker (double bass) came together in Leeds to explore their love of world music, composition and improvisation... 

Live Music at SouthPour

Live Music at SouthPour

A good dose of local acoustic talent, join us for a selection of music treats from some of Edinburgh’s finest musicians. Enjoy a big mix of fantastic tunes in a relaxed and stylish location. 

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guests... 

Clusterf**k

Clusterf**k

Join the Clusterf**k, an anarchic variety night featuring sketches, stand-up and improv. The funniest acts at the Fringe are kidnapped and given an audience who love to laugh. Time Out Top Ten Free Comedy Shows... 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe. Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza... 

A Comedy Tapas

A Comedy Tapas

A Comedy Tapas lets you see 40 acts for four minutes each over a four day cycle. You pick the ones you love. It could not be simpler. You will get a menu to pick from. All your Fringe fun sorted every day... 

The Full Irish

The Full Irish

The increasingly annual Full Irish is fun in the morning with "Irish" comics. There will be "food" served. This is Irish as redefined by your host Chris O'Neill. 

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guests... 

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Always packed, this ‘fab lil' cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its sixth year. Magic, variety, burlesque and sideshow acts are gift-wrapped by guest host Ada Campe – ‘very, very funny’ (Edinburgh Magic Circle)... 

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Who will risk their life tonight? A rotating bill of bang-up performers from all over the Fringe, hand-picked by your charming Russian hostess Shantisha, the only belly dancing compere on the Fringe... 

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free

Russell Howard, Miranda Hart, Tim Minchin... what have they got in common? They all once received one-star reviews. Now in it's fifth glorious year, this show presents a fresh daily line-up of one-star wonders who've proved their reviewers wrong... 

Comedy Shorts

Comedy Shorts

Back for its second year, Tom Short (Funhouse Champion of Champions 2014, Hot Water Best New Act Runner-Up 2014) presents short comedy sets from some of the best acts at the fringe... 

Simon Morley: Naked Ambition

Simon Morley: Naked Ambition

20 years ago, Simon Morley had an idea. An idea that would blossom into one of the craziest shows on the planet, Puppetry of the Penis. Find out how a bit of sibling rivalry would be the catalyst for a theatrical juggernaut that would travel to over 40 countries and be performed in five languages... 

Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

Richard Herring’s Edinburgh Fringe Podcast

'The King of Edinburgh' (List) and multi award-winning 'Podfather' (Elle) returns with the internet chat show, that all the cool kids who hang around the Omni Centre call RHEFP (RHEFP)... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

'Nish Kumar, James Acaster, Tom Allen and Bec Hill are among the big-name comics giving up an hour of their time to bring comedy to the juvenile masses; an inspired idea, and it's almost always of equal delight for parents too' (Telegraph)... 

The 5:30 Cabaret

The 5:30 Cabaret

The perfect appetiser for your early evening on the Fringe. A near sell-out from The Famous Spiegeltent comes indoors to The New Town Theatre Grand Hall, presenting a fast-paced variety show that packs entertainment into one hour... 

The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring four top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. Returning to our largest venue, Stand Three, because we just couldn't contain that much hilarity! Previous guests include: Jason Byrne, Dara O'Briain, Dylan Moran, David O'Doherty, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy, Ed Byrne, Neil Delamere, Maeve Higgins, Michael Redmond, Eleanor Tiernan, Jarlath Reagan, Deirdre O'Kane, Jake O'Kane, Ian Coppinger and Owen O'Neill... 

The Best of Scottish Comedy

The Best of Scottish Comedy

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go, simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit. At least four acts on every bill, with seasoned headliners joining... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe... With different line-ups every show, and three performances daily. It's the very best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out 2004-2016 – back in Edinburgh for its 14th year! 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of the Fringe)... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians at the Fringe, alongside some of the UK's hottest new talent and Edinburgh Fringe newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. Back for its 14th year in Edinburgh! There's a different line-up every night, with guests from all around the Fringe... 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Come and witness one of the greatest late-night, mixed-bill shows. Featuring some of the best acts from the Fringe and a couple of surprises thrown in. 'Champion of high quality left-field stand-up' (Guardian). 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe... With different line-ups every show, and three performances daily. It's the very best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out 2004-2016 – back in Edinburgh for its 14th year! 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of the Fringe)... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians at the Fringe, alongside some of the UK's hottest new talent and Edinburgh Fringe newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. Back for its 14th year in Edinburgh! There's a different line-up every night, with guests from all around the Fringe... 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages Launch Day

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages Launch Day

It's the launch day of the Free Fringe Festival music stages at Biddy Mulligan's and the Wee Pub featuring a selection of our favourite musical maestros all day. Listen! Sing! Dance! Drink! It's an all day party of musical magic... 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages Launch Day

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages Launch Day

It's the launch day of the Free Fringe Festival music stages at Biddy Mulligan's and the Wee Pub featuring a selection of our favourite musical maestros all day. Listen! Sing! Dance! Drink! It's an all day party of musical magic... 

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

The Scottish Comedy Festival’s official Pick of the Fringe show returns for a sixth hilarious year with another phenomenal hand-picked selection of our favourite acts from across the Fringe... 

101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club – Free

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo... 

Ultimate Comedy Championship

Ultimate Comedy Championship

The comedic equivalent of a no-holds-barred cage fight. Expect trash talking, grudge matches, joke-offs, fighting names, post bout interviews for winners and losers, and comics going toe-to-toe, armed with their best material... 

Head Sets

Head Sets

Comedians losing their heads and performing with no bodies! This sell-out show returns for a second year with more of the best comedians from the Fringe... all delivering comedy from their floating heads... 

All Together Irish

All Together Irish

A daily selection of Ireland's top comics plus guests from other countries. One of the best comedy shows at the festival, all for the low, low price of free! 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

In its fifth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every night features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show... 

Classic Joke Club – Free

Classic Joke Club – Free

Join the funniest acts in Edinburgh as they share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationalities) all welcome to walk into this bar... 

We're Sorry – Canada's 150th

We're Sorry – Canada's 150th

A rotating showcase of some of the best Canadian Comedians at the Fringe! All in celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday!  

Green Bananas

Green Bananas

Green Bananas is back! Showcasing the freshest up-and-coming comedians and hosted by compere monkeys Benji Waterstones – ‘perfect and hilarious’ (Buzzfeed.com) – and Dave Green – ‘fantastically original gags’ (Bruce Dessau) – each show is closed by a ready-to-enjoy professional headliner. 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

In its fifth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every night features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Established as one of the best shows of the Fringe. Four comedians, different to the early show. Two hours with tomorrow's comedy stars. 'Top value, top comedy' (List). 

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Chat With a Scottish Comedian and Friends

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Chat With a Scottish Comedian and Friends

Spend an hour in the company of leading Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish. Three top Fringe guests daily for laughs, chat and silliness. Vladimir McTavish has performed at the Fringe every year since 1995, although this is his Edinburgh debut hosting a chat show... 

Nasty Women on the Fringe – Sajeela Kershi and Friends

Nasty Women on the Fringe – Sajeela Kershi and Friends

Did you support the #WomensMarch? The only place to march this August is down to this female-led show! A rotating line-up of talented, award-winning, critically acclaimed guests, they're the 'nastiest' women performing at the Fringe this year... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Family-friendly sample show of different shows within the venue's 14 performance spaces. Spend over an hour in the company of five to eight performers and see if you want to go to their full show... 

The Lunchtime Special

The Lunchtime Special

Don’t miss the best of today’s new comedians at yesterday’s prices in this stellar lunchtime show. Join five of the most exciting rising stars of the comedy scene at The Tron – you saw them here first! Daily specials announced each day on the venue boards... 

Funny Cluckers – Afternoon Show – Free

Funny Cluckers – Afternoon Show – Free

One of the least thought out shows on the Fringe, possibly featuring: alternative facts corner, fake news correspondents, pest of the fest and live guests. Cockmungusly not suitable for the family. 

Semi-Pro 4 Life

Semi-Pro 4 Life

What do you get when you put a Scotsman and three Irishmen in an upstairs bar? A bunch of jokes that are a bit out of the mainstream but comfortably reside above the others: Semi-Pro 4 Life... 

Comedy in the Dark

Comedy in the Dark

The sell-out unique comedy experience returns. Past acts include Sarah Millican, Nish Kumar, Jon Richardson, Shappi Khorsandi and Greg Davies. 'Destined to become one of the most talked about shows' (Time Out). 

Kev's Komedy Klub

Kev's Komedy Klub

Stand-up comedy from the stars and creators of the underground-award winning Festival Fringe hit Kev's Komedy Kitchen. Each show will feature a special guest headline act. 'Slickness and sheer talent' (Time Out)... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

The 23rd year as the recognised launch pad for future legends. Four top circuit comedians for the price of one. A two hour show. A proper comedy night. 'Cabaret at it's best' (Scotsman). 

Irish Comedy @ Finnegan's Wake

Irish Comedy @ Finnegan's Wake

The Irish are known for many things around the world. Our wit, our music and our ability to drink. So why not have all three? Multi award-winning Irish comedians present a great line-up of comedy in an Irish pub... 

Rotating Bill

Rotating Bill

Crashing back onto the Fringe for its triumphant third year, Rotating Bill brings you top-quality stand-up with special guests every day. Featuring award-winning regulars with a variety of styles, it's guaranteed to have something for everyone... 

Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Set sail with the grand dames of Scottish comedy as they navigate you through rough seas with their distinctly comedic take on life. Other things may dry up, but not their wit. Jojo Sutherland: ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Funny Women Fest

Funny Women Fest

Funny Women takes over your lunch hour with a feast of comedy, interviews and highlights from the very best of the Fringe. Hang out with some of the most interesting and promising new acts at the festival, which is surely more exciting than that meal deal you're clutching! We've got comedians, writers, TV stars, producers, directors and an endless supply of funny women to satisfy any comedy appetite... 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

So many comedians, so little time! Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. There's a different line-up every day, selected by leading comedy website Chortle, so check chortle... 

Aaaaaaaargh! It's the Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Night!

Aaaaaaaargh! It's the Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Night!

Be there at the launch of the massive 2017 Free Fringe Festival! See an almighty selection of performers! Mingle with the acts and VIP guests! Meet our mad Chicken mascot in person! Comedy! Theatre! Cabaret! Music and More! Limited free tickets available... 

Funny for a Grrrl

Funny for a Grrrl

Three fabulous comediennes on an amazing bill for an afternoon of comedy you'll never forget, all hosted by the fantastic Mary Bourke. 'An amazingly fun afternoon' (Evening Herald)... 

I Want an Irish Passport!

I Want an Irish Passport!

Everyone wants an Irish Passport but what does being Irish really mean? Is there more than just drinking and the craic? Award-winning comic Mary Bourke presents a hilarious show on Irish identity, with guest comics... 

The Magical MGM Musicals

The Magical MGM Musicals

Appearing for the 27th consecutive year, and in the superb setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Fife’s premier operatic concert group Ensemble (EnsembleinFife.org.uk) follows last year’s dip into the Great American Songbook with a foray into the magical MGM musicals... 

Organ Duets in the City

Organ Duets in the City

Join Brigitte and Michael for the third of our popular series of lunchtime recitals. On the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument, in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street, they perform a programme of four hands and four feet on one pipe organ. 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

On top of the breakfast (croissant, coffee and strawberries), there is a handful of ten-minute theatre pieces that are eccentric, funny and outrageous. This is a show that boasts a faithful following, whose dedication to the annual production bespeaks the undeniable quality on offer by the bite-size plays... 

Decade

Decade

9/11, as it now succinctly known, is one of those ‘where were you on the day?’ events. Members of the teenage Hoghead Theatre Company were around, but only just. For them it is a piece of history, but one in which they have immersed themselves for this production of Decade... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 13th year... 

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches!

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches!

I’m sure we’re all used to growing the Fringe brochure and seeing shows with enigmatic titles which tell you nothing about the eventual content. If only there was a show that told you exactly what to expect before you even step in the room... 

Amanda and Madi: Buffering

Amanda and Madi: Buffering

What links a pensioner pick-up artiste, single malt, vlogging and flies? Nothing. Until now. A split bill of experimental comedy: stand-up, characters, spoken word, music, mime! From two acts fresh from the Soho Theatre Young Company. 

Head Sets

Head Sets

Rondo comedy show Head Sets features a rotating line up daily, so you cannot be certain of what to expect. All performers stick their heads through a cut-out hole in a black plastic wall to give off the impression of levitation, as well as rely upon only their noggin for comedy... 

Sing Freedom

Sing Freedom

Join St Andrew’s and St George’s West Choir in a performance of Bernstein Chichester Psalms and Songs of Slavery, new Spirituals by Andrew Carvel and Stuart M Mitchell. Ian Gilmour presents, Michael Harris, organ, directed by Brigitte Harris. 

Triplicity: A Problem Shared

Triplicity: A Problem Shared

A troubled heart? Unhappy with your lot? Never fear, the agony aunts are here, dispensing words of wisdom in song, ably assisted by Bernstein, Rossini, Purcell and Balfe. Advice on life, love and accounting, all offered in glorious harmony and with great panache by the members of Triplicity in their 13th Fringe programme... 

Viva La Shambles

Viva La Shambles

Join anarchic makers of madness Viva La Shambles as they bring their popular monthly night of chaotic live comedy to the Fringe. Edinburgh's top comics combine forces creating a unique evening’s entertainment, with the emphasis on the alternative... 

Ari Shaffir: This Is Not Happening

Ari Shaffir: This Is Not Happening

Comedian Ari Shaffir brings his hit Comedy Central storytelling TV series This Is Not Happening to the stage! Nothing is off limits as Ari brings up some of his favourite comics to tell their favourite, most embarrassing, or just plain funny true-life stories in front of a live audience... 

The Lads

The Lads

Performing for pleasure not profit; we are a duo who sing and play guitar with a bit of sax on the side; blues, rock, pop, classics, ballads, harmonies and the unusual.  

Funny for a Grrrl

Funny for a Grrrl

Witty, fresh and clever, Funny for a Grrrl serves a refreshing line-up of stand-up in this year’s Fringe. With the show lasting just under an hour and including three acts, it would have been easy for the sets to appear rushed or for the audience to not really get into it... 

Irish Championship Comedy

Irish Championship Comedy

The show’s title is accurate in that the two comedians who perform in it are indeed Irish, but the idea that this has anything to do with “championship comedy” is a misleading one... 

Some Men All Biscuit – A Tribute Show

Some Men All Biscuit – A Tribute Show

A tribute to Half Man Half Biscuit's 30+ years in music. Fringe comedians perform their favourite HMHB track with a live band. Come and watch a possibly misguided attempt at homage as we pay tribute to the most underrated British band of the last three decades... 

Further Ted: Joe Rooney

Further Ted: Joe Rooney

Famous as Father Damo from Father Ted. Joe is a hugely established stand-up comedian with a styles so unique and hilarious that he slotted perfectly into his Craggy Island role. Joe Rooney is ‘laconic, infectiously manic and always riveting’ (HotPress... 

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Hundreds entered, eight survive – now one will be crowned Britain's funniest student 2016. Previous Chortle student finalists include Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey, Tom Rosenthal, Joe Lycett... 

Standard Issue Stands Up

Standard Issue Stands Up

The sharp and witty online magazine by women for women knows a truckload of proper funny broads. It makes perfect sense to bring some of our faves to the festival stage, including Sarah Millican and Susan Calman¹... 

A Transatlantic Spectacle

A Transatlantic Spectacle

Join Rachael Liddell (mezzo-soprano) and Jamie Lang (piano), both recent graduates from Edinburgh Napier University with Bachelor of Music degrees, as they present a selection of American and British songs in their debut Fringe recital... 

Mervyn's 25th Gala Show

Mervyn's 25th Gala Show

Join Mervyn and a host of top talent in a glorious two hour variety show to celebrate the 25th year of the legendary Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe showcase. This unique showcase is the longest running show at the festival... 

Pitchcraft

Pitchcraft

A spellbinding show from the stirring new choir with a twist from Edinburgh is exciting, funny and brilliantly different. This is a new genre of choir that oozes passion and performance, and draws on a (mainly) modern repertoire that’s energetic, beautifully emotive and sometimes outrageous... 

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)

In a festival saturated with comedy shows about Shakespeare, the Reduced Shakespeare Company continue to reign supreme as the undisputed masters at reimagining the Bard into hilarious entertainment... 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Enjoy our popular series of lunchtime recitals on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument, in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street. 

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight, two years after his passing, we will celebrate him, and hopefully raise a helluva lot of money for two great mental health charities. Line-up TBC (last year's acts included Nish Kumar, Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen, Alex Edelman, Tiernan Douieb, Trygve Wakenshaw, ACMS hosts Thom Tuck and John-Luke Roberts, and live action Jumanji from the Weirdos)... 

Anthems – POP Goes the Musical

Anthems – POP Goes the Musical

With live music and stunning harmonies, join some of Edinburgh’s finest vocal talent and enjoy a selection of hits from the jukebox musical. Classics from Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys and many more! www... 

Fringe Fantasmic! Heroes and Villains

Fringe Fantasmic! Heroes and Villains

Don’t miss this spellbinding show full of modern and classic songs from the house of mouse! Fun for all the family, including singalong favourites from Frozen, Mary Poppins, The Lion King and more! www... 

Cafe Baile

Cafe Baile

Pick of the Fringe showcase of the best dance, circus and physical theatre shows. Each week several different acts are selected to amaze you with their talent and touch you with their performances... 

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Best Bites

Big Bite is celebrating it’s 10-year Fringe anniversary with a ‘best of’ showcase: although an enjoyable selection of short pieces - effectively boiling down to long sketches - they tend towards middling rather than the ‘best of’ that was probably intended... 

Ali McGregor Hosts the Big C

Ali McGregor Hosts the Big C

Fringe royalty Ali McGregor takes the helm of this reimagining of the Big Comedy Gala in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, with special guest Hollywood and Broadway star Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Cabaret)... 

Late With Kate

Late With Kate

ThreeWeeks’ Editor's Choice Award winner Kate Smurthwaite hosts the Free Fringe's relaxed and intimate late-night comedy showcase. A new line-up every night, handpicked from the best and brightest acts across the Fringe... 

Peter Buckley Hill and Some Comedians: The Final Aardvark

Peter Buckley Hill and Some Comedians: The Final Aardvark

Nineteenth and last year for the show that started the Free Fringe. Three or four guest comedians every night. Geriatric failure PBH comperes. Some people like this sort of thing. Oh look; I have 60 more words for the web copy... 

CabFab

CabFab

Bringing together comedy, cabaret, music and more from across the Fringe, CabFab is the festival's new weekend party. Featuring a new line-up each day of established acts and hidden gems at one of Edinburgh's most central venues, this is the must-attend event of the year... 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe! 25th year! Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza... 

Best Of Teknicolour Smoof (With Roger Swift)

Best Of Teknicolour Smoof (With Roger Swift)

Shropshire's independent comedy club finally comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe featuring six great comedians with a different line-up every night but always headlined by Telford's own award-winning prop comedy pun-meister Roger Swift with his own very unique brand of prop based pun comedy... 

Spank!

Spank!

Spank! returns for an incredible 13th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. With the most exciting comedy and cabaret talent on the Fringe, don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! Spank! You love it! 'This is what the festival should be about' (List)... 

Clusterf**k

Clusterf**k

Join the Clusterf**k, an anarchic variety night featuring sketches, stand-up, and improv. The funniest acts at the Fringe are kidnapped and given an audience who love to laugh. Time Out Top Ten Free Comedy Shows... 

Midnight Show – Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Midnight Show – Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Come witness one of the greatest late-night mixed bill shows. The best acts from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a few surprises thrown in. ‘Champion of high quality left-field stand-up’ (Guardian)... 

A Comedy Tapas

A Comedy Tapas

Chris O Neill serves up samples of ten different acts every day so you can pick your favourites. Cooked up to make your Fringe more easily digested and fun. A free taster containing mainly comedy and sometimes a sample of spoken word... 

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free

Russell Howard, Tim Minchin, Miranda Hart... What have they got in common? They all once received one-star reviews. This show presents a fresh daily line-up of one-star wonders who have proved their critics wrong. 

Tight Ten

Tight Ten

A 10 minute injection of comedy for £1! The most intimate venue at the Fringe. Find where we are and which acts are on at totalcomedy.co.uk. Twenty performances a day! Book in advance to avoid missing out! 

The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

'This is late night comedy at its finest' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Late-night comedy at its best. Eight superb showcases from Scotland’s favourite club. Five comics, two hours, late bar... 

Dig the New Breed

Dig the New Breed

Just the Tonic Comedy Club showcases the best of the new talent from the Edinburgh Fringe. An opportunity to see the rising stars of the circuit. Guest comperes include Matt Richardson, Eric Lampaert, and Danny McGoughlin. 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

‘Consistently boasting some of the most interesting line ups in the country’ (Times). With six established clubs around the UK, a nightly mixed bill of the best of established and newer comedians in Edinburgh... 

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

Sell-out in 2012, 2013 2014 and 2015, and a big hit at Adelaide Fringe. Nominated for the comedy award at Fringe World in Perth. Hosted by one of Scotland's finest comperes, Gus Lymburn: 'charming and disturbing in equal measure' (Entz24... 

Shit of the Fringe

Shit of the Fringe

Tired of all of the Pick of the Fringe shows? Worn out by Fringe hyperbole? This lunchtime showcase has all the great comedians who've had bad reviews and deserve much more! The best shit show in town! Every year fantastic comedians get bad reviews for their shows, crazy reviewers from the gardening section of House and Home and Badgers and Jam Monthly become comedy critics for the month, trying to outdo each other with acidic reviews and ignoring what matters: laughs! Now the great one-star shows get a chance to bite back! **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The biggest and best comedy line-ups in Edinburgh! This festival favourite returns and maintains its status as the place to be at midnight. Stellar line-ups listed daily at assemblyfestival... 

The Best of Scottish Comedy

The Best of Scottish Comedy

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go, simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit. At least four acts on every bill, with seasoned headliners joining... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 13th year... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two performances every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 13th year... 

The Cult of Comedy Presents

The Cult of Comedy Presents

Showcasing the best the Fringe has to offer. Tasters and snippets from four and five-star shows, plus exciting emerging talent. Comedy, music, puppetry, spoken word, magic, cabaret... 

The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring four top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. Returning to our largest venue Stand Three because we just couldn't contain that much hilarity! Previous guests include: Jason Byrne, Dara O'Briain, Dylan Moran, David O'Doherty, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy, Ed Byrne, Neil Delamere, Maeve Higgins, Michael Redmond, Eleanor Tiernan, Jarlath Reagan, Deirdre O'Kane, Jake O'Kane, Ian Coppinger and Owen O'Neill... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Family friendly showcase of different performers within the venue’s 14 spaces. Spend over an hour in the company of a selection of performers for a taster of their full shows. How jolly! Just the Tonic has over 120 acts this year... 

Ettieboo's Cabaret Boonanza – Free

Ettieboo's Cabaret Boonanza – Free

Ettieboo (Ria Lina) presents the best value cabaret money can buy! Each show is different, with a line-up comprised of the best, brightest and most beautiful acts participating at the Fringe... 

LOLympics Live!

LOLympics Live!

Back at the Fringe for its fifth year, LOLympics is an international comedy showcase. Based loosely on the Olympic games, comedians from all over the world compete for gold medals, and LOLympic glory... 

Revill's Selection – Free

Revill's Selection – Free

Get your afternoon off to the perfect start with Revill’s Selection. Join host Paul Revill (Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014) for a frisky, fun and irreverent hour of stand-up comedy... 

Board Game Smackdown - Free

Board Game Smackdown - Free

Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, the funniest Fringe performers play classic and new board games. Different guests and games every show, see website or venue for details... 

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Pick of the Fringe

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Pick of the Fringe

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club present their Pick of the Fringe, following full houses from 2013-2015. Each show will feature four great acts from the comedy circuit, presented by one of our regular MCs... 

Tiny Horse Comedy

Tiny Horse Comedy

Tiny Horse Comedy. Is anything funnier than a tiny horse? Yes – these daily line-ups! Spend an hour of your life with a handful of wildly different comedy acts, all seamlessly linked by a handful of bloody lovely comperes... 

Green Bananas

Green Bananas

Showcasing today’s freshest comedians, destined to be on your shelves tomorrow. Compere monkeys Benji Waterstones, 'Absolutely brilliant' (Kate Copstick), and Sean Cannon, 'Solid newcomer' (Chortle... 

101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club – Free

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. 

Twisted Edge Showcase / Free Festival

Twisted Edge Showcase / Free Festival

Twisted Edge Comedy presents the participants of their newly founded stand-up workshops. The line-up each night will be filled with brand new comedians, showcasing the very best of the Twisted Edge Workshops... 

Thom: Foolery With Thom Tuck

Thom: Foolery With Thom Tuck

Thom Tuck presents some comedians in the afternoon! One catch: they're all called Thomas. Ludicrous. Previous Toms include Messrs Allen, Basden, Bell, Craine, Deacon, Neenan, Parry, Price, Rosenthal, Stade, Webb and Wrigglesworth! Expect a tombola... 

Gavin Webster's 11 O'Clock Bill

Gavin Webster's 11 O'Clock Bill

It's past 11 o'clock so it's time for the high-octane crash, bang, wallop Fringe comedians to take us to midnight with anarchic jokes, anecdotes, spoonerisms and songs. There's no touching feel-good true stories or uplifting tales... 

ACE!

ACE!

The flourishing Amsterdam comedy scene comes to Edinburgh with a bang, a bash and a bootilicious bounce. This motley crew of born-again cloggies have roots in Egypt, Ireland, Italy, the UK, the US, Russia, Sudan, Belgium and Berlin... 

Hilarity Bites Management Showcase Show

Hilarity Bites Management Showcase Show

Hilarity Bites Management are one of the biggest comedy agencies in the North of England, looking after some of the biggest and brightest talent. See some of the best new acts working today, including the multi-award winning Sam Gore, the wonderfully warm Andy Fury, 2015 Beat the Frog World Series winner Rob Mulholland, and Bury raconteur Danny Deegan... 

Aaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Show

Aaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Show

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including your award-winning host, Masai Graham. (UK Pun Champion 2016). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle... 

Late Night Laughs at Lunch

Late Night Laughs at Lunch

Sam Kissajukian (really funny prick), Jen Carnovale (crackin' lass), and Kyle Legacy (what) bring you the funniest acts from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a hysterical lunchtime showcase... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Twenty second year as the recognised launch pad for future legends. Four top circuit comedians for the price of one. A two-hour show. A proper comedy night. ‘Cabaret at its best’ (Scotsman)... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Established as one of the best shows on the Fringe. Four comedians, different to the early show. Two hours with tomorrow’s comedy stars. ‘Top value, top comedy’ (List). In previous years Big Value Comedy has picked the future stars of the circuit and our audiences got to see them first... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

In its fourth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every night features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show... 

Gag Reflex Presents...

Gag Reflex Presents...

Gag Reflex Presents... The best new talent on the Fringe will this year be emceed by Adam Rowe ‘Nothing short of prodigious’ (Skinny), with appearances from Gabriel Ebulue, ‘Refreshingly steers away from cliched routines and stereotypes’ (Bruce Dessau), Lauren Pattison, ‘Sharp writing’ (Guardian), Radu Isac, ‘Nicely treads the line between weird and relatable, nice work’ (Chortle... 

Edinburgh Fest Live!

Edinburgh Fest Live!

Daily TV Chat Show bringing you the best news, reviews, interviews, performances and much more from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Get a taste of everything the festival has to offer all in one place, as well as original comedy sketches and spoofs... 

Frugl Presents Classic Joke Club

Frugl Presents Classic Joke Club

I say, I say, I say... See the best acts in Edinburgh breathe new life into classic joke formats. Never mind why the chicken crossed the road, we find out how and where. Discover the definitive answers behind the number of people to change a lightbulb, what to do with errant mothers-in-law and why three representatives of the British Isles are always getting into such unexpected scrapes... 

Around the World

Around the World

New York-based Irish comedian Colum Tyrrell brings you the best international acts from around the world. Guests have appeared on Conan, Live at the Apollo and MTV. Different line-up daily. 

Crack Comedy Club's Pick of the Fringe

Crack Comedy Club's Pick of the Fringe

If you’re a real fan of comedy, Crack Comedy’s Pick of the Fringe is the place for you. We’ve been running great stand-up shows in London since 2002 and our shows feature the best comics working in the UK today... 

The International Incident

The International Incident

Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Malta are the countries represented in the first international stand-up comedy show where learning isn't a purpose. It’s just a lot of jokes with an accent. 

The Lunchtime Special

The Lunchtime Special

Lunchtime stand-up to warm up your chuckle muscles. Join five of the most exciting new acts and rising stars at The Tron; you saw them here first! Daily specials announced each day on the venue boards... 

Aaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Show

Aaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Show

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including your award-winning host, Masai Graham. (UK Pun Champion 2016). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle... 

101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club – Free

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

The best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics in a great value lunchtime compilation showcase, hand-picked from across the Fringe. With a new line-up every day, this is the best way to start the day, for comedians and festival comedy fans alike... 

Late Night at Bedlam

Late Night at Bedlam

Every night of the Fringe there’s something different on at Bedlam. This year we’re hosting a different act every night as we bring you the best comedy the Fringe has to offer. The best stand-up, sketch and spoken word all stop by one of the oldest venues at the festival, making Late Night the best way to spend an evening at the Fringe. 

La Clique Encore!

La Clique Encore!

This Edinburgh Festival phenomena, born in 2003, keeps on giving. It's the show that defined a genre, conquered the world and spawned endless lookalikes. Sexy, funny, dangerous and definitely not for the faint-hearted, La Clique features the finest new circus, cabaret, dance, comedy, magic, feats of daring and delight, plus the hottest live band in town... 

C for free at ibis

C for free at ibis

This decidedly chaotic event includes some of Edinburgh’s best performance artists, with all entertainment at fifteen minutes or less. Will this be where you witness one of the Fringe’s future top names? Anything, and everything is possible as we bring you this eclectic mix of performances from across the Fringe. 

[Title of Songs]

[Title of Songs]

Enjoy a dazzling performance of everyone’s favourite musical theatre songs with twists, themes and special guests ensuring every show is unique. Experience a night at the movies, your go-to lovesick ballads or a carefully crafted set list of all the best guilty pleasure jukebox anthems, performed by our exceptional vocalists... 

Eshaan Akbar and Friends

Eshaan Akbar and Friends

2016 Piccadilly Comedian of the Year and rising star, Eshaan Akbar, invites some of today’s (and tomorrow’s) biggest names to share the stage, including star of the BBC, Sindhu Vee and many more! 

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show

Every year a sell out! The UK's first and premier award for live comedy. See the 2015 winner and nominees for Foster's Best Show on one bill for one show only. Book early to avoid disappointment... 

The Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook

Following highly successful evenings with Berlin, Porter, Kern and Gershwin, Fife’s premier operatic concert group Ensemble, (www.ensembleinfife.org.uk) returns for a 26th successive year, in the superb setting of St Andrew’s and St George’s West, with a programme dipping into the Great American Songbook... 

Immigrant Diaries: Sajeela Kershi and Guests

Immigrant Diaries: Sajeela Kershi and Guests

Looking over my time at this year’s Fringe, there have been several topics that have come up time and time again. ISIS is probably the most prominent, with several comics eager to get their teeth into the extremist group... 

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Hundreds entered, eight survive, now one will be crowned Britain's funniest student. Previous Chortle student finalists include Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey, Tom Rosenthal. Who's next? Host: Mark Watson... 

Twa Rebellions!

Twa Rebellions!

1745 and 2014. The Jacobites have the best songs, but what about Alex Salmond? Edinburgh’s Rolling Hills Chorus and Mac4 Quartet take you on a journey of historical twists, musical highs and comedy lows... 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe is a comedy showcase of comedy and variety acts from all over the fringe with a simple but entertaining premise: each performer, all selected by comedy website Chortle, has only three minutes to show us what they can do and convince us to go to their show... 

BE United and Discover!

BE United and Discover!

BE United and Discover is a celebration of music, dance, performance skills and talents! The one time only showcase will host an eclectic mix of artists including Mellow Chants, TamTam2000 and Simply Soweto Encha... 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

This comedy showcase features a rotating lineup that changes daily, and is available both during the day and at midnight. The performance I attended was a midnight show that runs longer than its daytime counterpart... 

Loving Linda Smith Gala Concert: In Aid of Target Ovarian Cancer

Loving Linda Smith Gala Concert: In Aid of Target Ovarian Cancer

Jo Brand, Phill Jupitus, Mark Thomas, Susan Calman, Bridget Christie, Liz Lochhead, Arthur Smith, Jo Caulfield, Fred MacAulay and Angela Barnes. A special night of comedy celebrating the great talent that was Linda Smith... 

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

A bumper-length show giving you the chance to help raise vital funds for Barnardo's while previewing a selection of this year's top Fringe shows, courtesy of some of your favourite comedians! With Jo Caulfield confirmed for hosting duties and Patrick Monahan, Fred MacAuley, Paul Foot, Joe Lycett and Jason Byrne already adding their names to the bill; this show is sure to be a sell out so get your tickets now! 

The Five-Thirty Cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent

The Five-Thirty Cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent

The perfect appetizer for your evening on the Fringe. The Famous Spiegeltent presents a fast-paced variety show that packs a lot of entertainment into one hour. Enjoy a showcase of the best talent on the Fringe with our handpicked selection of comics, crooners and cabaret artistes... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Bill shows (where the show is made up of several guest acts) can be a mixed bag especially when the format is to showcase one venue’s acts from across their programme. Another difficulty can be when your afternoon show is marketed as being family friendly but many of your acts have shows that are far from that description... 

Free Gaza!

Free Gaza!

Comedians Daniel Kitson, Mark Steel, Mark Thomas and Ivor Dembina join forces to raise money for IMET2000, a charity bringing front-line medical relief to victims of last year's bombing of Gaza... 

Bombs, Booze and Haggis Strikes Back

Bombs, Booze and Haggis Strikes Back

The title of this show refers to the three core acts, Gary Sansome (all Scots like haggis, right?), Irishman Andrew Gilmore (the booze, of course), and Israeli standup Daphna Baram (she seems more than comfortable with the explosive association)... 

Simon Munnery's Fylm School

Simon Munnery's Fylm School

Simon Munnery believes that the camera should be used more in live performance, and the result is the fantastical world of his Fylm School. As you sit down facing the stage, Munnery himself is positioned behind you at a desk... 

Triplicity – A Garden of Song

Triplicity – A Garden of Song

In their 12th Fringe recital, the talented trio of Frances Cooper (soprano), Anne Lewis (mezzo-soprano) and Colin Dundas (piano) sow the seeds of a musical garden: a floral bouquet from Schubert, Schumann and Delibes, and an arboretum planted by Handel and Grainger... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids 4 Grown-Ups

Comedy Club 4 Kids 4 Grown-Ups

Metaphorically, if our afternoon Comedy Club 4 Kids shows are Doctor Who, then this is the Torchwood spin-off. Darker. Grittier. Based on a time rift. Our 'really funny' ***** (Fest) family shows are open to everyone aged 6+, and the rudest word you'll hear there is ‘bum’... 

The Assembly Rooms Very Best of the Fest

The Assembly Rooms Very Best of the Fest

Six superb showcases featuring the very best comedy from across the Fringe. The biggest names and the hottest new acts, together in one stunning show. With five major acts for the price of one and a different line-up every show, this sensational Friday and Saturday night spectacular is set to be the weekly comedy climax to this year's Fringe. 

Aria Goes Office

Aria Goes Office

Aria Alba – Opera for All is delighted to present its new and original Fringe opera, populated with well known arias, duets, ensembles and choruses from your favourite operas, along with some lesser known works... 

The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, or ACMS, is a late-night comedy showcase. However, it is most definitely unlike any other show of its kind. If the night can be said to have a theme, it might be the non-traditional... 

Big Bite Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite Size Breakfast Show

Only in Edinburgh could you start your morning off having breakfast while watching some theatre. But is it really worth waking up in the morning, or should you stay and have your breakfast in bed? Judging this theatrical offering, I’m inclined towards the latter... 

Anthems – Broadway Showstoppers

Anthems – Broadway Showstoppers

An evening of musical theatre classics brought to you by some of Edinburgh’s finest vocal talent. Live music, stunning harmonies and a selection of the greatest hits from the Broadway stage... 

Fringe Fantasmic!

Fringe Fantasmic!

Don’t miss this fantasmagorical show full of classic and current songs from the house of mouse! A fringeful of fun for all the family including sing-a-long favourites from Frozen, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

A compilation of comedic talent from across the Fringe, two shows a day, and all for free – the Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe showcases some of the best comedic talent the festival has to offer... 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Come and witness one of the greatest late-night mixed bill shows on offer. We put on comedy every weekend all year round. We've done it for 21 years! Some of the best acts from the Fringe and a couple of surprises thrown in... 

Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White are Mother and Baby

Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White are Mother and Baby

Come and sit in a cinema and watch two dogs show you their tricks. By cult women Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White. As seen and heard on: Vic and Bob's House of Fools (BBC Two), Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (BBC Radio 4), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC Three), Dr Brown (Channel 4) and Top Coppers (BBC Three)... 

Late Show

Late Show

Where the who's who of comedy and comedy’s new breakout stars love to perform and audiences love to be. Previous acts include: Adam Hills, Noel Fielding, Jim Jefferies, Ardal O’Hanlon, Nina Conti, Reginald D Hunter, Stewart Lee, Jack Whitehall, Henning Wehn, Dara O Briain, Jason Manford, Milton Jones, Bill Bailey, Flight of the Conchords, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Romesh Ranganathan and Michael McIntyre... 

Worst Show on the Fringe

Worst Show on the Fringe

Russell Howard, Miranda Hart and Tim Minchin ... what have they got in common? They all once received one-star reviews. This show presents a fresh daily line-up of one-star wonders who've proved their reviewers wrong... 

Relatively Normal

Relatively Normal

Why are comics so messed up? Aaron Levene introduces a rolling line up of four top comedians each day as they joke about the one trauma that unites us all, our families. ‘I thought I had a messed up family, but growing up with Aaron I can emphatically state he had it much, much worse... 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Just arrived? Then here's the showcase just for you. Every day Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza... 

Cerys Nelmes Presents Pick'n'Mix – Free

Cerys Nelmes Presents Pick'n'Mix – Free

West Country comedian and MC extraordinaire, Cerys Nelmes, returns to this year’s Fringe with a full run of her popular show, Pick'n'Mix! Cerys MCs an hour of comedy featuring three fabulous comedians, from the UK comedy circuit, that are performing at the Fringe... 

Afterhours Comedy

Afterhours Comedy

Laughter packed, legendary and unmissable every Saturday night. In an awesome roost and shimmering plumage, the Fringe's tip-top comedy show will delight you every time by showcasing the highest flying stand-ups around the Fringe, plus we've plucked 2015's brightest fledglings from obscurity to charm you, as they soar towards stardom... 

Cassie Atkinson and Oh Standfast: Comedy in Progress

Cassie Atkinson and Oh Standfast: Comedy in Progress

Word shouter Oh Standfast and Cassie Atkinson (E4's Drifters) offer the absurd observed. Megaphones, bad dancing, bags for life and Britpop included. 'Totally refreshing hilarious powerful performance' (Specialist Subject)... 

Clusterf**k

Clusterf**k

Join the Clusterf**k; a messed up variety night spanning sketches, stand-up, and improv. The funniest acts at the Fringe are sourced and given an audience who love to laugh. The running order is anarchically chosen by you and we only have one house rule: have fun and enjoy the performers... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 12th year... 

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

Sell-out in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and a big hit at Adelaide Fringe. Nominated for the comedy award at Fringe World in Perth. Hosted by one of Scotland's finest comperes, Gus Lymburn – ‘charming and disturbing in equal measure' (Entz24... 

The Best of Scottish Comedy

The Best of Scottish Comedy

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go, simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit. At least four acts on every bill, with seasoned headliners joining. 

Best of the Fest Daytime

Best of the Fest Daytime

Join us for some afternoon delight in the Gardens. The very best comedy, music, circus and more from across the festival. 'An all-round crowd pleaser, it really is the best of the Fest!' ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Stand Rising

Stand Rising

A brand new show for 2015, showcasing the rising comedy stars from The Stand Comedy Club's year-round comedy bills. Liam Withnail, 'slick, fast-paced banter' (Skinny), hosts with Gareth Mutch, Robin Grainger, Gareth Waugh and many more! Expect to see the likes of Gus Lymburn, Jellybean Martinez, Ray Bradshaw, Daisy Earl, Jay Lafferty and Larah Bross join the fresh faced foursome to name but a few! 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

'At the end of a long day's Fringe-going, this club is Just the Tonic' (Scotsman). Featuring the best comedians in Edinburgh for £10 or less. 'The most interesting line-ups in the country' (Times)... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 12th year... 

The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

'This is late night comedy at its finest' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Late night comedy at its best. Eight superb showcases from Scotland’s favourite club. Five comics, two hours, late bar... 

The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring three top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. Now being held in the slightly bigger Stand Three because we just couldn't contain that much hilarity in Stand One! Previous guests include: Jason Byrne, Dara O Briain, Dylan Moran, David O'Doherty, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy, Ed Byrne, Neil Delamere, Maeve Higgins, Michael Redmond, Eleanor Tiernan, Jarlath Reagan, Deirdre O'Kane, Jake O'Kane, Ian Coppinger and Owen O'Neill... 

Shit of the Fringe

Shit of the Fringe

Tired of all of the Pick of the Fringe shows? Worn-out by Fringe hyperbole? This afternoon showcase has all the great comedians that get bad reviews and deserve more! It's the best shit show in town! Every year top comics get bad reviews for their shows, crazy reviewers from the gardening section of House & Home and Badgers and Jam Monthly become comedy critics for the month, and try to outdo each other with acidic reviews and ignore the thing that matters: laughs! Now the great one-star shows get a chance to bite back! **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Funny for a Grrrl

Funny for a Grrrl

Four fantastic comediennes on one amazing show! We’ve selected the funniest women we could find at the Fringe, and brought them together for an afternoon of comedy you’ll never forget! 

Big Value Comedy Show – Lunchtime

Big Value Comedy Show – Lunchtime

Take a punt at lunchtime. We're offering the finest upcoming comedians on the UK circuit at a bargain price. Hand selected from year round auditions, this show is quality talent in its prime. 

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Our 21st year as the recognised launch pad for future legends. Four top comedians for the price of one. A two hour show. A proper comedy night. 'Cabaret comedy at its best' (Scotsman). 

Aaaaaahhhh, it's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Aaaaaahhhh, it's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham delivers over one hundred jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week)... 

Gag Reflex Presents

Gag Reflex Presents

Gag Reflex presents Tom Lucy, Sean Nolan, Chris Washington and Benji Waterstones, hosted by Freddy Quinne and Kate McCabe. The best new comedians working today, handpicked for one hell of a show... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

In its third year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every night features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show... 

LOLympics Live – Free

LOLympics Live – Free

The games are back in 2015! Different international acts compete for comedy gold. Our laugh-letes can't run or jump or even walk well, but they will make you laugh. Hosted by Martin Mor and Bronston Jones. 

Love Bites

Love Bites

If you love somebody, let them go. If they don't come back, detonate the explosive collar. A brand new live panel show about love, sex and romance in its beautiful, stupid, soul-destroying gore and glory... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Established as one of the best shows on the Fringe. Four different comedians to the earlier show. Two hours, four acts for £10 or less. 'Top comedy, top value' (List). 

Late Night Laughs at Lunch

Late Night Laughs at Lunch

Late Night Laughs at Lunch brings you the funniest acts at the Fringe, we looked so you don't have to. Returning from a sell-out season, come see the most hilarious lunchtime show that is different every day... 

Late Night Dark Show

Late Night Dark Show

Bobby Mair, Tim Renkow and Dylan Gott roll out some of the darkest jokes at the Fringe. Bobby has appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News and Virtually Famous... 

Comedy Mash

Comedy Mash

Your friend and mine, multi award-winning comedian Jack Gleadow presents four of the best acts on the Fringe for free! Featuring acts at the top of their game and the best new talent... 

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Sit in a F*cking Yurt at 11pm and Provide Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Sit in a F*cking Yurt at 11pm and Provide Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Pretty self-explanatory, really. They're back... Only in Edinburgh baby! The world's number one indie wrestler meets the world's number eight cult comedian. Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana (BBC 1's Insane Fight Club) return... 

Comedy in the Dark

Comedy in the Dark

The show returns after sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. A unique comedy experience where comedians perform in total darkness. It's the most fun you can have with the lights switched off... 

Gamer Gamer

Gamer Gamer

Award-winning comedians play classic, rare and brand new videogames in the battle to become Edinburgh’s Games Master. Face-offs, rants and the minimum necessary actual physical violence – with different guests every show... 

So That's What We Voted For?

So That's What We Voted For?

Radical satirical Scottish comedy, following the sell-out success of Aye Right? How No? at the 2014 Fringe, and on global television. Nelson, McAllister and McTavish return with a brand new show... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

'Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up from grown-up, high-quality acts like John Robins, Stu Goldsmith and Nish Kumar, who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits' (Independent)... 

Now That's What I Call Stand-Up #2

Now That's What I Call Stand-Up #2

After a fantastic first Fringe appearance in 2014, we're back in 2015 for Volume 2. See it before it gets jaded at Volume 249! Five top comedians doing their best ten minutes. Seasoned acts giving a glimpse of comedy magic from their own Fringe shows... 

Cheeky Irish Pups

Cheeky Irish Pups

Whatever your style, genre or taste in comedy, we will accommodate you. All the hottest, most talked about, up-and-coming Irish comedians will freshen up your day in this Irish Pups show... 

The Lunchtime Special

The Lunchtime Special

Lunchtime stand-up to warm up your chuckle muscles. Join a hand-picked selection of the most exciting new acts and rising stars at The Tron; you saw them here first! Daily specials announced each day on the venue boards... 

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

**** (Scotsman). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Eight sell-out years. Biggest selling showcase of multi award-winning Scottish comedy talent at the Fringe. Featuring previous SCOTY finalists and winners... 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

The best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics in a great value lunchtime compilation showcase. With a new line-up every day including big-name headliners and the hottest newcomers, this is the best way to start the day for comedians and festival comedy fans alike... 

Bombs, Booze and Haggis Strikes Back

Bombs, Booze and Haggis Strikes Back

A Scotsman, an Irishman and a Jew are back for a second year upon popular demand – the 2 Celts and a Cougar – Andrew Gilmore, Gary Sansome and Daphna Baram, are hosting a late-night frenzy of laughs, special guests and surprises...