Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Grab your hottest Fringe tickets, to be entertained by tomorrow's comedy stars who showcase in this prestigious final. Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti for your favourites amongst 2018's finalists battling it out for glory, fame and shiny moose trophy, emulating previous winners Tony Law, Marcel Lucont, Celia Pacquola, Richard Gadd and The Kagools... 

Tim Key: Megadate

Tim Key: Megadate

A brand-new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old-school wistfulness. Edinburgh Comedy Award winner years ago. Key has appeared in Taskmaster, Inside Number 9 and the Alan Partridge franchise... 

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Final

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Final

Vote excitedly alongside dozens of international talent scouts for 2018’s hottest breakthrough stars in the making, who battle for glory, fame and the shiny moose trophy. Eight truly outstanding finalists beat 300+ new comedians from around the country to win through to this respected award's final... 

Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

Later! Ruder! Sillier! 'Wickedly funny... Exhilarating! ****1/2 (Age). World-class stand-up from one of live comedy's internationally acclaimed masters! Star of Apollo and Royal Variety, and off-Broadway smash-hit... 

Late'n'Live

Late'n'Live

The original, wildest and latest of the late-night comedy shows is back for its 32nd year, showcasing unadulterated comedy mayhem to tickle the fancy of every twisted night owl. Each night's a totally different beast that follows a trusted formula: one hysterical compere, four brave acts, an electrifying live band and hours of booze-soaked laughter... 

It's All My Mother's Fault!

It's All My Mother's Fault!

Romina Puma comes back and is darker than ever! It’s a show about love, or the lack of it, a show about a child longing to be cared for by her mother while having to care for her, and about selfishness as a last means of survival... 

Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Fringe legend and 'outright king of live comedy' (Times), Jason Byrne, is opening the doors again for more comedy chaos. Everyone is welcome (unless you're under 14). Strap in as Jason takes you on a trip of mad routines alongside some proper bonkers stunts... 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Great value lunchtime compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics. Hand-picked and with changing line-ups daily – take a seat, you're in for a treat! Now in its 15th successful year in the Cabaret Bar, this is the best way to start the day for comedians and festival comedy fans alike... 

Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin: Result!

'Hilarious... It gets no better than this... Brilliant!' (Time Out). World-class stand-up from one of live comedy's internationally acclaimed masters! Star of Apollo, Royal Variety, NYC off-Broadway smash-hit... 

Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

'Sloss is a festival highlight. See him!' ****1/2 (Age). 'Brilliantly dark... Razor-sharp' (Sunday Times). New show from internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up star of Conan (x8), Edinburgh Fringe (x10), three seasons off-Broadway... 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Room 101 (BBC One) and regularly heard on BBC Radio 4's News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Now Show and plenty more. This hugely popular comic returns to the Fringe with a fresh crop of quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction not to mention 'proper laugh-out-loud one-liners' (Herald)... 

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Award-winning comedian Juliette Burton returns for a limited run of her 2017 sell-out show exploring the power of kindness. When most of us find it hard being kind to ourselves, let alone others, is being nice outdated? Or can kindness change the world? Join Juliette for her one-woman revolution! Would you #DareToBeKind? Winner: Voice's Pick of the Fringe 2017... 

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she's got a hell of a lot to say about it. Debut show from a rising comedy star. Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016... 

Laura Lexx: Trying

Laura Lexx: Trying

'One can only hope there's some life-altering catastrophe around the corner for Lexx' (BroadwayBaby.com). Luckily, the award-winning comedian with 'superb material, brilliant delivery and irresistible personality' (**** TheWeeReview... 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere... 

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News for You and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet. 'Hilarious' **** (Evening Standard). 

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

Unhook your mindbras. David O'Doherty is back in Edinburgh with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC Two's Live at the Apollo and Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 

Pete Firman – Marvels

Pete Firman – Marvels

'The UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns to the Fringe with an astonishing new show. As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium, The Next Great Magician, BBC One's The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme... 

Andrew Maxwell: Shake a Leg

Andrew Maxwell: Shake a Leg

A world-class hour of whip-smart personal and political comedy from everyone's favourite Irish funnyman and Celebrity Mastermind champion. Renowned for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary, Maxwell is also known as the voice of MTV's hit show Ex On The Beach, now in its seventh series... 

Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter

Celebrating 20 years at the Fringe and direct from an 80-date tour of the UK and Ireland, Reginald D Hunter returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this Summer with his highly anticipated new show... 

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

Described by Chortle as 'the most exciting comedian of the last few years', Red Richardson delivers his debut hour of satirical, anecdotal comedy with bite. When Red was young he narrowly missed out on the lead role in the billion pound franchise Harry Potter and the rest wasn't history... 

Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do

Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do

Despite the title, it’s quite clear from this hour of absurdist comedy that nobody is making Australian cult comic star Demi Lardner do anything. If there is one comedian who succeeds without ever compromising her unique sense of humour, it’s Demi... 

David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O'Doherty: Big Time

O’Doherty is back with his mini-keyboard, flopping hair, and uninhibited attitude, but this time in one of the most prestigious venues that the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has to offer... 

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts adorns her ushanka hat and jovially welcomes her audience into Anglichanka her cavernous theatre space at Underbelly Colgate with a thick Russian accent. We are all seated and after a bit of Russian banter she drops the accent, revealing her London timbre... 

Alex Smith – Real Man

Alex Smith – Real Man

The laws of stand up hold that childhood diaries are always good for a laugh. The whole 'wasn’t I a daft little so-and-so' shtick provides the impetus for Alex Smith’s attempts to come to terms with not being a ‘real man’... 

Alex Williamson: Make the World a Banter Place

Alex Williamson: Make the World a Banter Place

He may not be everyone's cuppa tea but 'overwhelmingly politically incorrect' (WhatsGood.co.nz) Alex Williamson knows how to Banter. Alex smashes out a new show yearly and has earned 3 mill social media followers along the way... 

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and total Fringe sell-out 2015 and 2016, Sarah Kendall returns with her brand-new show One-Seventeen. A blistering new hour of storytelling from the creator and star of the hit BBC Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy... 

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill provides the jokes. You provide the order. A brand-new hour full of stand-up, pop-ups and post-its from the award-winning Australian comedian. ‘I adored it’ ***** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)... 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IV

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IV

There has never been a more perfect match for the phrase ‘larger than life’ than Will Seaward. Adorned in purple velvet as he welcomes us into the room with a great big booming voice, Will is a true showman (although I get the feeling that this persona is the real person and not just an act)... 

Sam Simmons A-K

Sam Simmons A-K

Sam Simmons is a dad now. This is a sentence which will fill any fan of Simmons’ onstage persona with terror as the abrasive, manic clown who has terrorised the Fringe repeatedly over the past few years doesn’t seem like the kind of person you’d want raising a child... 

Laura Davis – Cake in the Rain

Laura Davis – Cake in the Rain

Australian comedian Laura Davis makes her Edinburgh Fringe debut after a stand-up career ten years strong, and her experience shows in her show Cake In The Rain. We are welcomed into the intimate venue with her on stage casually scrolling through her iPhone to play us music, silently nodding along with the occasional small smile for her audience... 

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Gilded Balloon’s annual comedy competition, So You Think You’re Funny. With David O’Doherty, Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran among the previous winners, and dozens more notable comics among its previous finalists, the grand final is a great place to see up-and-coming comics take their first steps towards a career in comedy... 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult

Kiri Pritchard-McLean creates a universe in the hot box room: dangling planets hang from the ceiling, and she wears a starry skirt and planet earrings to orbit her black-and-white hair... 

Data Night

Data Night

Data Night is a fun, frothy feminist fable mixing clever and silly in the same test tube. Olga Koch and Catherine Brinkworth come together as creator and creation in a modern take on Frankenstein... 

Sophie Willan: Branded

Sophie Willan: Branded

Sophie Willan has had a lifetime of being branded by others. In this highly anticipated follow-up to her 2016 smash-hit debut, this brutally honest breakout star returns to tell us why... 

Dylan Moran – Work in Progress (Grumbling)

Dylan Moran – Work in Progress (Grumbling)

A brand new Work in Progress show from Dylan Moran. 

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Tom Allen: Absolutely

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off's Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4's Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4's Just a Minute... 

David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O’Doherty – the Ryanair Enya, the Aldi Bublé – returns to the Fringe with last year's hit show Big Time, an hour of talking and songs in a haunted hall on a hill filled with portraits of men who look like cocker spaniels. 

Dane Baptiste: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)

Dane Baptiste: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)

Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific, Dane returns to the Fringe with a show about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure. Baptiste made comedy history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award... 

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

This show, a high spot of Watson's notorious Edinburgh career, began as a work-in-progress at the Fringe two years ago. After 111 performances, and a Pleasance run last year which sold every ticket and was officially the third best reviewed comedy show of the festival, it returns for three farewell evenings... 

Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

One of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene, with a fresh and fierce female voice, Lauren Pattison has arrived with her hotly anticipated debut hour about embracing your flaws... 

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

As seen on Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Heard on Welcome to Night Vale and The Guilty Feminist Podcast. The 2015 Funny Women Award-winner presents her second comedy hour on sex, race and capitalism... 

Richard Brown: Hold Tightly to the Walls

Richard Brown: Hold Tightly to the Walls

For some Fringe performers, their tech gremlins are the cute ones from the movie franchise. They cause a little bit of feedback on the mic or delay the lighting cues by half a second: a nuisance, but not the end of the world... 

Josie Long

Josie Long

A few ideas structure Josie Long’s new show, the central one being simply that “not everything is for everyone.” In the hands of a lesser comic this sort of truism could seem trite, but with a stand up as politically and socially attuned as Long, something like this can take on a much greater significance... 

Tommy Tiernan: Under the Influence

Tommy Tiernan: Under the Influence

'This isn’t a platform for sincerity,' says Tommy Tiernan towards the top of the show. It’s neat summation of his approach to stand-up as a whole, and perhaps a reminder to some of his more earnest and sombre colleagues that theirs is a charmed profession... 

Afterhours Comedy: Amused Moose Comedy

Afterhours Comedy: Amused Moose Comedy

Different top-tier comedians take to the stage each night to deliver five to ten minutes of their material. The night I saw had Paul Sinha, Mark Simmons, the musical duo Flo and Jo, Stephen Bailey and Jack Gleadow perform under Mark Dolan’s skilful compering... 

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Once again, Set List: Stand Up Without a Net returns to the Fringe at Gilded Balloon Teviot, just as loud and energetic as in previous years and with just as much potential for catastrophe... 

Simon Evans: Genius

Simon Evans: Genius

I have never seen anyone manage to create humour from pessimism and snobbery as well as Simon Evans does and oh my, we were in for quite a helping of it in this hour long show. Feeling slightly self-conscious at first of being one of the youngest members in the audience I was surprised by how on board I became with Evan’s way of thinking... 

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand plays the Yorkshire Ripper, who has been allowed out of prison on a rehab program to perform a stand-up comedy routine, which he uses to discuss his plans for orchestrating an independent nation of Yorkshire, broken away from Great Britain... 

Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles

Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles

A rare chance to enjoy an afternoon with Sue Perkins packed full of sparkling wit, great stories, a user's guide to Mary Berry plus the opportunity to put your burning questions to Sue in a lively Q&A session... 

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

‘Hilarious... It gets no better than this... Brilliant!’ (Time Out); ‘Exhilarating… ridiculousness’ (Age, Australia); ‘Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess’ (Scotland on Sunday)... 

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Following total sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, award-winning comedian Juliette Burton investigates the power of kindness in a brand new docu-comedy. While most of us find it hard enough being kind to ourselves – let alone others – is being nice outdated? Or can we still connect and change lives for the better? Join Juliette for her one-woman revolution! Would you #DareToBeKind? As seen on The One Show (BBC One) and This Morning (ITV)... 

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand plays the Yorkshire Ripper, who has been allowed out of prison on a rehab program to perform a stand-up comedy routine, which he uses to discuss his plans for orchestrating an independent nation of Yorkshire, broken away from Great Britain... 

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

America's Got Talent winner, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, heads to Fringe for three nights only, fresh from headline shows in Las Vegas, with a sparkling new show featuring his all-star cast of (in)famous puppets... 

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? And then made that same mistake when you really should know better? Then done it a third time and realised you suffer from terrifying, incurable psychological issues? Then this show's for you! By taking you on a tour that ranges from small instances of indecision to large moments of emotional insanity, George gives the audience the chance to compare their own lives and realise things aren’t as bad as they thought – at least they didn’t leave their dignity lying naked on a Scottish mountaintop. 

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Anglichanka is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the USSR in the 90s and going back as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. In this show, find out about gay rights and censorship in Russia, the consequences of drinking hardcore vodka, studying opera and using outdoor loos in -20 temperatures, and see how Russia has changed since the 90s... 

Piff the Magic Dragon: The Road to Piffland

Piff the Magic Dragon: The Road to Piffland

Piff returns to Edinburgh with new jokes, new tricks and the same dog (at time of printing). After extending his Las Vegas residency into 2018 (yep, really), Piff is celebrating with a World Tour... 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand-new stand-up show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick... 

Michele Durante

Michele Durante

Michele Durante has been leaving them laughing in the aisles from coast to coast! She's cutting-edge, tackling subjects such as her own sexuality and her time as one of New York's finest. 

Declan Amphlett: Verbal Remedies

Declan Amphlett: Verbal Remedies

Declan Amphlett is going into his fourth year at Cambridge, and has just returned from a year abroad in France. He's only recently broken up with his girlfriend, and is trying to find his way in the world as a semi-awkward, middlingly attractive (according to him) man... 

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

This show is described as an ‘unrehearsed show-and-tell’ from ‘the best comedians from across the globe’. I, along with many of the other audience members, had imagined this to mean an alternative tour of the museum, given by known comedians who have no idea what they’re talking about, but are all the funnier for it... 

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania

By all accounts Darius Davies has had a few interesting experiences this Fringe. The self-confessed comedy heel is back at the festival with a reworked and much-improved professional wrestling based show... 

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Iain Stirling’s latest sell out Edinburgh Fringe Festival performance has a lot of Love Island quips, but is truly grounded in Iain’s life experiences.The set begins in true Love Island style, with Iain well at home providing a voice-over introduction that has his audience in hysterics... 

Rachel Parris: Keynote

Rachel Parris: Keynote

Rachel Parris has been invited back to her old school to speak at prize giving, but what is she going to say? Is she even a role model at all? Rather than prepare for this speech at all, she’s written an Edinburgh show... 

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

Recently I have become a bit disappointed after seeing a few household name comedians as I feel that some of them have become a little out of touch with their audiences in the material that they deliver... 

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

An antidote to egotistical stand-up, Kwame Asante’s Open Arms is a charming hour of anecdotal and observational comedy.Asante balances his stand-up career with being a full-time Junior Doctor... 

The Papa CJ Happiness Project

The Papa CJ Happiness Project

Winner of Asia and India's Best Stand-up Comedian Awards, Papa CJ has performed over 2000 shows in over 20 countries. The Happiness Project is a global campaign where he performs for free to raise money for charities... 

It's a Wretched Life

It's a Wretched Life

What's the deal with children anyway? Why do parents get such crappy birthday presents? Isn't it enough to be married – does one have to be happy as well? These and many other questions Tomas Ahlbeck mentions in his stand-up show It's a Wretched Life... 

Pontoon

Pontoon

Since starting comedy just a few years ago Stu Woodings has managed to win a number of awards, as well as multiple nominations. But is he funny, or just good at winning awards? Please come to my show and find out for yourself... 

Bob Doolally's Load of Old Balls

Bob Doolally's Load of Old Balls

The legendary retired football manager turned alcoholic pundit from hell is back with a show to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Wembley 1967. Outrageous views on football, some random filth and plenty of drink-fuelled rage on life in general... 

Mediocre as F*ck

Mediocre as F*ck

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of all? In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity. Now totally committed, his quest to embrace mediocrity scales new heights... 

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

Join Outstanding Canadian Comedy Award winner Rachelle Elie in her boisterous, bawdy romp through the multiple manifestations of love and relationships. From wide-eyed youthful idealism to the challenges of marriage and parenthood, this cheeky musical comedy pokes fun at everything from blue balls to birth and divorce... 

2 Girls 1 Capo – Free

2 Girls 1 Capo – Free

If you like profanity, women and very catchy tunes then Meat Market is for you. Best friends who've been outraging people since they met; Becki and Zube from Meat Market always draw a crowd... 

Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell

Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell

Tiff Stevenson starts out with the ‘menstrual stuff’, and immediately challenges a male punter’s appreciation thereof. Female comics are still a minority, which affords them an opportunity that Stevenson seizes in this progressive, angry and hilarious new hour... 

John Hastings: Audacity

John Hastings: Audacity

John Hastings is back at the Fringe and this time he’s in love - for real. With stories of life and falling for the woman of his dream, his sparkling blend of observational comedy and enema jokes is a pleasure to behold... 

Nick Cody: On Fire

Nick Cody: On Fire

Nick Cody returns for his third year at the Fringe after successes with Beard Game Strong and Come Get Some. For those acquainted with Cody you’ll be pleased to hear he hasn’t grown up at all, and is back with more vegan rants and one-beer-too-many tales... 

Phoebe Walsh: I'll Have What She's Having

Phoebe Walsh: I'll Have What She's Having

It's difficult to know when Phoebe Walsh is being ironic, and when she is simply revelling in being a stereotypical millennial.Every line from Walsh’s script could be posted to Twitter with the hashtag #relatable... 

Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans

Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans

There are comedians that are laugh out loud funny, every couple of minutes a big laugh; but the stuff in between is dead air and tumbleweed. There are some comedians that are excellent storytellers, and hold your attention... 

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... 

Ed Gamble: Mammoth

Ed Gamble: Mammoth

Ed Gamble’s Mammoth is a strong example of observational comedy at this year’s Fringe. Gamble is undeniably posh with a self-deprecating sense of humour. He claims to be a heavy metal fan but has what is known as a ‘’Coldplay face’’... 

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele is Younger Than Us is a hilarious, down to earth comedy about the everyday struggles that ‘normal’ girls face. Sally O’Leary (Stiff) and Rhiannon Neads (Kitsch) present their charming stories through original anecdotal songs and stand-up routines... 

David Correos and Matt Stellingwerf: Chaos and Order

David Correos and Matt Stellingwerf: Chaos and Order

This show is a mixed bag. As the title suggests, the reasoning for these two comics coming together is one’s discipline and control contrasting with the other’s lack thereof. While this works to a certain extent, Stellingwerf, a four-time New Zealand Comedy Guild Award Winner, is certainly a comic with strong jokes, but doesn’t seem particularly ‘ordered’... 

Sunil Patel: Titan

Sunil Patel: Titan

It did not take long for Sunil Patel to win me over. His mirthful observations are simply all too relatable, for the better and the worse. A sardonic mood prevails, where Patel’s swaggering pretentious charm delivers with unnerving ease a slew of neurotic, dry witticisms that permeate down to the core... 

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Grab your hottest tickets to be entertained by tomorrow's comedy stars, showcasing their Fringe shows in this prestigious final. Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti for your favourites amongst 2017's top ten finalists battling it out for glory, fame and a shiny moose trophy... 

The Really Great Compilation Show

The Really Great Compilation Show

Bringing you the best comedy the fringe has to offer, The Really Great Compilation Show presents some of the biggest names gracing Edinburgh, as well as some amazing up-and-comers. Whether you're after stand-up, sketch, cabaret, musical comedy or something totally different, we've got it all. 

Edy Hurst: Theme Show

Edy Hurst: Theme Show

Award-winning comedian Edy Hurst presents a debut work of comic ingenuity and imagination, plundering against forces far beyond his reach to create the world’s greatest theme park... 

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara is enjoying a year-long, one-woman stag do. From spiritual retreats, city breaks, life drawing classes and football matches – she has been drunk and lonely everywhere. Following a sell-out live tour of Animal (inspired by her acclaimed book of the same name), the multi award-winning comedian and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new (best ever) stand-up show... 

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

As seen on Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Heard on Welcome to Night Vale and The Guilty Feminist Podcast. The 2015 Funny Women Award-winner presents her second comedy hour on sex, race and capitalism... 

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc), the boy's back in town with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. How much has Ivo learnt? And what good has it done him? As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, As Yet Untitled, Live from the BBC, Fighting Talk... 

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Following two shows that sold out through word of mouth alone, Scottish comedian Fern is back for another Scottish hour. Scottish. As seen on English comedian Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, English comedian Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland's new series Brexit Stage Left... 

Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall, Rob Beckett and Shappi Khorsandi on sold-out tours, Tom brings his hotly anticipated debut show to the fringe. Tom is one of the youngest professional comedians working in the UK and in 2016 became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year award... 

Chris Washington: Dream Big (Within Reason)

Chris Washington: Dream Big (Within Reason)

Chris Washington is an ordinary guy; he explains this to us from the very beginning. Nothing exciting or extraordinary or traumatic has happened to him - yet. As such, his stand up is just that - simple and non-traumatic yet also funny, relatable and heartwarming... 

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Kinabalu is an astutely clever and astutely silly hour of stand up from British-Malaysian comic Phil Wang. A routine loosely structured around questions of race, privilege and empire, with a healthy dose of observational material thrown in, this is comedy with substance... 

Michael Redmond: I Wrote a Joke in 1987

Michael Redmond: I Wrote a Joke in 1987

Michael Redmond did indeed write a joke in 1987, a good one that still gets a laugh today. This isn’t a show about that one joke, though; it’s about the events led to by the invention of that joke with a few asides, audience questionings and discussions of plagiarism thrown in for good measure... 

Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland

Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland

Rob Mulholland assures us that he’s a popular comedian and then launches into a tirade against the so-called middle class comedians who sell out at the Fringe. It could seem like a less successful standup suffering from a bit of jealousy and having a pop at the comedy establishment but Mulholland’s points are well made and, most importantly, funny... 

Boycotted: Comedy from Israel

Boycotted: Comedy from Israel

The three stars of Israeli comedy: Shahar Hason, David Kilimnick and Yohay Sponder. A rabbi, a loving Yemenite and a self-loving Jew walk onto the stage. Want to see how the joke ends? Come to see us... 

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Back due to popular demand! Gary thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. This show is not only great for people who like lots of jokes, but also fun for people who enjoy getting offended by jokes too... 

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

From Live at the Apollo and Radio 5's Fighting Talk. A little slimmer but still as 'belly laugh funny' (Manchester Evening News), everyone's favourite northern charmer returns his show to the fringe due to popular demand... 

Boycotted: Comedy from Israel

Boycotted: Comedy from Israel

The three stars of Israeli comedy: Shahar Hason, David Kilimnick and Yohay Sponder. A rabbi, a loving Yemenite and a self-loving Jew walk onto the stage. Want to see how the joke ends? Come to see us... 

Martin Mor: Adventure Comedian

Martin Mor: Adventure Comedian

Martin is one of the world’s most travelled and adventurous comedians. With over 30 years as a professional performer, he has a lot of stories to tell. Come and hear an hour’s worth in this Fringe special... 

Mick Neven: Killing It

Mick Neven: Killing It

Top Australian comedian, Mick Neven, returns to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of world class stand-up comedy. Kill your fears, kill your dumb ideas, kill the little voice in your head that says, 'don't say that'... 

Comedy Gala 2017: In Aid of Waverley Care

Comedy Gala 2017: In Aid of Waverley Care

With nearly £500,000 raised for Waverley Care, Edinburgh's biggest comedy event returns with an all-star cast and special guest hosts Rob Beckett and Russell Kane. This year's line-up includes an all-star cast featuring: Al Murray, Mark Watson, Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Evans, Ivo Graham, Iain Stirling, Suzi Ruffell and many more... 

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

From Live at the Apollo and Radio 5's Fighting Talk. A little slimmer but still as 'belly laugh funny' (Manchester Evening News), everyone's favourite northern charmer returns his show to the fringe due to popular demand... 

Laft Punk

Laft Punk

Start your evening with Matt Duwell and Victor Patrascan as they bring the finest selection of alternative and off the wall comedy from across the Fringe that doesn't play by the rules... 

Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine

Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine

Rhys Nicholson announces his entrance by welcoming us to this ‘sold-out bring an imaginary friend show.’ It's representative of Nicholson’s neurotic combination of self-deprecation and self-inflation, and the audience already loves it... 

Frankie Boyle: Prometheus Volume I

Frankie Boyle: Prometheus Volume I

Withstanding the daily increase in the threat of nuclear annihilation, there really hasn’t been a better time to be a political stand-up. For all the outrage and controversy that dogged his earlier career, that is what Frankie Boyle unequivocally now is... 

A Singh in the North!

A Singh in the North!

A likeable character with an easy San Francisco drawl, Sid Singh is an American comedian who has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for five years now. This year’s show is a natural crowd pleaser, with enough laughs to keep you entertained throughout... 

Adam Kay – Fingering A Minor on the Piano

Adam Kay – Fingering A Minor on the Piano

Adam Kay used to be a doctor and he wants to tell us all about it. Following his sell-out show last year he is back for two weeks only to reprise Fingering A Minor On The Piano. The title is ambiguous, and turns out it has nothing to do with the show... 

Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident Tour

Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident Tour

Controversial viewpoints and a dismissive attitude to PC culture can work if two criteria are met: good style, and the ability to fully explain the rationale behind an opinion. Andrew Lawrence has certainly not been afraid to court controversy in recent years, but unfortunately his Happy Accident set fulfilled neither of these criteria... 

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg is a hybrid chef and comedian. Part cooking show, part stand-up, this is a hilarious hour filled with wonderful smells and brilliant absurdist comedy.Last year, Egg brought us his show Anarchist Cook, about cooking in hotel rooms... 

Tinder Rehab

Tinder Rehab

A friend of mine and I were recently chatting about how – even today – sexism is still very much in existence. Unfortunately, this archaic viewpoint reared its ugly head today: combine that with what I can only describe as the worst show I have ever seen at the Fringe, and you have a rough summary of Tinder Rehab... 

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Saloon

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Saloon

The nation's favourite pub landlord turns pop-up publican and invites you to his raucous saloon. Comedy, music and variety are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing... 

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)... 

Simon Amstell: Tour Previews (Work in Progress)

Simon Amstell: Tour Previews (Work in Progress)

'Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous. Highly literate... an endearing mixture of offhanded candor and sharp wit... 

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire. But in a world suddenly intent on building walls and bolstering borders, what is a Commonwealth man to do? A blistering new hour of comedy gold – that's what... 

Avril's Character Assassination: Everyday Problems

Avril's Character Assassination: Everyday Problems

Join Avril as she delves into the everyday using character, stand-up and improv. Avril will explore these universal issues with humour and sometimes pathos, as she goes on a journey of self discovery. 

Cow

Cow

From a small attic room in the Counting House, Jane Hill is on a mission to prove that she is not the ‘lovely’ lady in a cardigan which review after review has branded her as in the past... 

David McIver: Stop It, David, We Are Having Too Much Fun

David McIver: Stop It, David, We Are Having Too Much Fun

David McIver is a refreshing breath of air in every sense. Charmingly mischievous and unique, he sets the bar high for any Fringe newcomer. His bizarre road less travelled of stand-up sees a spectrum of characters including a narcissistic Emperor and a glum maths teacher wielding a sexual abacus... 

Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star

Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star

It is a real privilege to get to spend time with Dave Johns for an hour as he recounts the rollercoaster that he has experienced since being cast as the lead part in Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake... 

Pippa Evans: Joy Provision!

Pippa Evans: Joy Provision!

This is the show we’ve been waiting for.Don’t get me wrong, I love politics, but if I have to hear one more Sean Spicer gag this Fringe I will be forced to rip out my own spleen... 

Nath Valvo – Not In This House

Nath Valvo – Not In This House

The last stand in not-growing-up, Nath Valvo is holding the frontline for all those amongst us who are done shelling out for their brother’s baby monitor, done giving up every weekend to go to yet another blasted wedding, done being pounced on by Aunty Jennifer and asked about our when-not-if offspring... 

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale presents herself as kind of a Bad Grandma type. She may have reached her late 60s, but that doesn’t mean she can’t drink, smoke and explore dalliances with other men if she wants... 

Matt Richardson: Slash

Matt Richardson: Slash

Matt Richardson is a firecracker. Never has a man who appears so genial and friendly been so outraged. Luckily his outrage is hilarious, as is the subject matter of his new show.The basis of Slash is slash fiction... 

Elf Lyons: Swan

Elf Lyons: Swan

After 2016’s slightly disappointing Pelican, Elf Lyons returns to the Fringe this year with a comic masterpiece that elucidates her status as a master of the alternative form. Based on Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, her retelling involves shambolic props and costumes, audience participation, left-wing ideologies and a purposefully dodgy French/English hybrid accent/language which logically should have been grating but instead added to the charm, especially in the few instances when she briefly broke character to deliver the odd cheeky line... 

Tez Ilyas: Teztify

Tez Ilyas: Teztify

Tez Ilyas shows throughout this hour that he is an assured stand-up with serious political messages to get across about intolerance. Having recently moved back to Blackburn, Ilyas recounts his experiences of having reconnected with his family there and the casual racism that he says typifies the North, both key strands in the narrative running throughout the show... 

Stephanie Laing: Mad About the Boy

Stephanie Laing: Mad About the Boy

Fellacio, faecal ‘docking’ and physical abuse. A bold choice for anyone, and sweet-faced Stephanie Laing is not the candidate to pull it off. A thirty-something riddled with self-exclaimed public anxiety, she clumsily skips from subject to subject with little structure... 

Lou Conran: I Love Lou C

Lou Conran: I Love Lou C

Conran’s conversational stand-up tells the story of her biological clock. Told she wouldn't conceive, she accidentally gets pregnant, but then tragically suffers a miscarriage. Intermingling anecdotes about her paper thin walls, her gentleman callers, her sex-starved friends and her inarticulate family, Conran’s hour is funny and bittersweet... 

Julio Torres: My Favourite Shapes

Julio Torres: My Favourite Shapes

What connects plastic penguins and the floundering middle class? Straight men and empty bottles of Gatorade? Melania Trump and the crumpled foil of a Ferrero Rocher? Julio Torres is here and he is very eager to show you... 

Lauren Bok: Is That a Burrito in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy You Have a Burrito

Lauren Bok: Is That a Burrito in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy You Have a Burrito

Australian comic Lauren Bok has a joke toward the beginning of her show about Australia being a country stuck a few years in the past; what she doesn’t achieve in her hour-long set is convincing us she’s synced up to the present day... 

Glenn Wool: Viva Forever

Glenn Wool: Viva Forever

When Glenn Wool took to the stage he looked like a washed-up trucker replete with faded Nirvana top, leather waistcoat and a frequently adjusted cap who you could imagine having a beer with in a bar off a lay by... 

Alex White: What in Tarnation?!

Alex White: What in Tarnation?!

In 2017 Alex White has been kicking goals! After a cheeky run through the Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals, this tall drink of water is making his Edinburgh debut! Quirky, sharp, light and tangy observations delivered by a lovable lanky Australian... 

Laughable Content

Laughable Content

Fancy a laugh? So do we. Come see a selection of great stand-up comedy talent which, like a chameleon bird, will be changing it’s bill regularly in order to survive in the Edinburgh jungle... 

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

As seen on Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Heard on Welcome to Night Vale and The Guilty Feminist Podcast. The 2015 Funny Women Award-winner presents her second comedy hour on sex, race and capitalism... 

Bare Jokes

Bare Jokes

Late-night one-liners from Phil Pagett, 'One of the country's best new gag writers' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week), ranging from the absurd to the twisted. Expect a no-frills hour of hilarious jokes in the debut solo show from Birmingham's master of puns... 

Ugly Babies Make Me Laugh

Ugly Babies Make Me Laugh

Back from a fantastic run in Australia, where he was reviewed as 'Truly terrific' (Melbourne Herald, George Zacharopoulos), is back with a questionably titled show defending accidental racism, attacking pigeons and advising what to do in a plane crash... 

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

This isn't a comedy show, it's raw storytelling. I've never left a stand-up hour needing to go and have a private little cry in the venue toilet before, but Gadsby leaves you feeling overwhelmed, humbled, and very, very angry... 

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark Steel begins with a witty satire about the calamitous circus show that was the recent Tory election campaign, setting the tone for this solid left-wing stand-up show. The show is heavy on bloke humour, which is no bad thing... 

IlluminArchie: Archie Maddocks

IlluminArchie: Archie Maddocks

Fear not, this is a show for more than just the conspiracy theorists out there. Armed with a pun in the title and a range of tones to please all audiences, Archie Maddocks has put together an enjoyable collection of anecdotes for his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut; it just needs a bit more polish to really shine... 

Andrew Maxwell: Showtime

Andrew Maxwell: Showtime

When a comedian comes on clutching notes you would expect that you were about to watch something that was underdeveloped and in need of refinement. Notes aside, this wasn't what you got once Maxwell had finished sashaying around the stage to his entrance music... 

Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane’s 2017 offering Alunish Cochraneish feels very well-named: with enjoyable skits and well-time delivery, this show is a collection of thoughts that make up what it must be like to be inside Alun’s brain... 

Ian Smith: Snowflake

Ian Smith: Snowflake

Perhaps you thought, as admittedly I did, that Ian Smith’s 2017 show title was making some kind of reference to the much used and abused colloquial term for “special snowflake” millennials... 

C'est La Vegan

C'est La Vegan

I had really high hopes for C’est La Vegan, principally because it’s a subject matter I know about. But Dave Chawner’s hour show about veganism didn’t live up to my great expectations... 

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi Khorsandi returns to the Fringe for 2017 with her new show Mistress & Misfit, a touching hour of comedy that weaves narratives from her own life and the story of Emma, Lady Hamilton best known as the mistress of Lord Nelson (of the Trafalgar Square variety for those who don’t listen to Radio 4)... 

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Following the success of last year's show, Jenny is returning with a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy. ‘Hilarious’ ***** (EdFestMag.com). ‘Brilliant... Everyone leaves wishing they were her friend’ **** (ArtsAwardVoice... 

Iain Connell: Some Buzz (Work in Progress)

Iain Connell: Some Buzz (Work in Progress)

After years in the sketch show game, Iain Connell, star and co-creator of BBC hit show Burnistoun (a sell-out at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe) is throwing caution to the wind and finally succumbing to his long-suppressed desire to become a stand-up comedian... 

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

Marcel Lucont's Whine List

The Fringe's favourite flâneur returns, as always 'excellently dry' (Times) and 'fresh, accessible and hilarious' (Guardian), with another serving of his international hit show. A kind of group therapy where everyone potentially leaves more depressed... 

The Wrestling

The Wrestling

Clotheslines versus punchlines – the biggest show in the history of Edinburgh is back. 11pm. Pleasance Grand. One night only. And this time, there's a title belt hanging above the ring... 

Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth

Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth

Peek through the comedy retro-spectoscope at medicine and dentistry in the 1970s and 80s. In this unashamedly old-school comedy show (and with Dr Lowry’s unique perspective), discover what it took to get into medical and dental school and what kind of antics they got up to when training; what went right and wrong in the surgery, and what they really say about you and your bodies and teeth (and it’s not much different today)... 

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire (World of 2017 Special Edition)

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire (World of 2017 Special Edition)

Zaltzman, host of legendary podcast The Bugle, delivers satire on commission, as ordered by you, the public, in his unique interactive show. Email your satiricoquery in advance (via satirisethis@satiristforhire... 

Kae Kurd: Kurd Your Enthusiasm

Kae Kurd: Kurd Your Enthusiasm

Kae Kurd has the self-possession and charisma of a seasoned performer, which is particularly impressive given that Kurd Your Enthusiasm is his debut Fringe show. In his stand-up routine, Kurd combines the personal and political – a fusion that characterises his very identity, as part of the largest ethnic group in the world without an independent country and as a Muslim... 

Myra DuBois: DuBois Entendre

Myra DuBois: DuBois Entendre

Perhaps the definition of late-night Fringe; the ever-talented and always vulgar Myra DuBois will have you reeling off your chair – both from laughter and from shock. Holding the audience’s attention in the palm of her gin-soaked (and man-sized) hand, Myra holds no prisoners when it comes to her humour... 

Matt Forde: A Show Hastily Rewritten in Light of Recent Events – Again!

Matt Forde: A Show Hastily Rewritten in Light of Recent Events – Again!

Matt Forde is a consummate professional, with sharp observations and confident crowd work, it’s just a shame this show lacks the biting satire expected from political comedy at the fringe... 

In Between

In Between

IN BETWEEN: languages, careers, sexual preferences… Stand-up comedy in English, by a French girl and her accent. Lisa already performed in Paris, New York, Tel Aviv, Geneva and encountered the same warm welcome from the audience... 

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

With a face that shouts ‘Xmas’ but a soul that screams ‘Hanukkah’, Rachel Creeger has always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. A debut solo stand-up comedy show exploring the drive to fit in, with a bit about being a pop star... 

Tim Key: Work in Progress

Tim Key: Work in Progress

Late at night. Minding his own business. A new blend of poeticals, talking, standing, lights, mics, cables etc. ‘He is a genius plain and simple’ ***** (Time Out). ‘This is sublime, busy and evocative work from a man who keeps getting better and better’ ***** (List)... 

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

The girls are back in town. The cult comedy showcase returns for its second year. Always fierce, always free, with a different female headliner every freaking day of the Fringe and two Bechdel-approved hosts at the helm... 

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... 

Anders Lee Here

Anders Lee Here

American comedian Anders Lee brings his hour of stand-up to Edinburgh. A New Yorker, originally from the Midwest, Lee brings a 'great mix of strong writing and bold stage presence to the table' (Jordan Pilato, Joker of Chicago)... 

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... 

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 evenings entertainment, with the emphasis on the alternative... 

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*... 

Nick Helm: Masterworks in Progress '17

Nick Helm: Masterworks in Progress '17

After spending two years in the wilderness, international treasure Nick Helm (Dave's Best Joke 2011) crawls his way back from the depths of hell to find the world he once loved has turned to piss and shit... 

Ugly Babies Make Me Laugh

Ugly Babies Make Me Laugh

Back from a fantastic run in Australia, where he was reviewed as 'Truly terrific' (Melbourne Herald, George Zacharopoulos), is back with a questionably titled show defending accidental racism, attacking pigeons and advising what to do in a plane crash... 

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally’s had a gut full of fabricated food allergies. Her irritated bowel’s not down to wheat intolerance – it turns out she’s just intolerant. A liberating diagnosis, as she can now legitimately embrace her bitchier side; so watch out fussy eaters, over-sharers, and definitely that busy-body of a neighbour who’s not returned a single one of her home produced surveys on local off street parking. 

Jason Manford: Muddle Class Work in Progress

Jason Manford: Muddle Class Work in Progress

Jason Manford is back and better than ever! With this work in progress show you’ll be one of the first to get a sneak peak of his brand new tour, Muddle Class. Bursting with new anecdotes all delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit... 

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? And then made that same mistake when you really should know better? Then done it a third time and realised you suffer from terrifying, incurable psychological issues? Then this show's for you! By taking you on a tour that ranges from small instances of indecision to large moments of emotional insanity, George gives the audience the chance to compare their own lives and realise things aren’t as bad as they thought – at least they didn’t leave their dignity lying naked on a Scottish mountaintop. 

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara is enjoying a year-long, one-woman stag do. From spiritual retreats, city breaks, life drawing classes and football matches – she has been drunk and lonely everywhere. Following a sell-out live tour of Animal (inspired by her acclaimed book of the same name), the multi award-winning comedian and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new (best ever) stand-up show... 

John Porter – Five Years' Time

John Porter – Five Years' Time

We've all had the question. Where do you see yourself in five years? John Porter had an answer, but he had no idea how wrong he would be. Join John for Five Years' Time – a hilarious journey through five turbulent years of his life, encompassing university, a car crash, a brush with depression, travel and all kinds of other weird things... 

David Sheeran: I Am Donut

David Sheeran: I Am Donut

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Skyfall and Love Actually: three films President Trump will encourage the Prime Minister to stream during his state visit to the UK (probably)... 

2 Religions 1 Comedy Show – Free

2 Religions 1 Comedy Show – Free

Henry's Show Aaaah The Growing Pains of a Neurotic Jew and Joe's The Confused Sikh Who Loves Curried Mustard. Henry Churniavsky will take you on a journey of Jewish life from growing up to growing old... 

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Clad in brown flairs and turquoise patterned shirt, Mike Bubbins is instantly a performer who stands out. Unapologetically expressing his love for all things 70s, Bubbins brings us on a journey along memory lane, comparing the past and present with a varied concoction of anecdotes, jokes and clever observations... 

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

In Shit, I’m in Love with you Again, Canadian comic Rachelle Elie relates her life story through the mediums of story, stand-up and song.Elie is a charming performer, with a veteran’s stage presence... 

Rhys James: Wiseboy

Rhys James: Wiseboy

I’ve never seen an hour of stand-up with such a high density of laughter points. Rhys James’ sets are tightly crafted, original, and confident. His improvised material flows naturally too, and his criticism of our (many) latecomers hits the mark even with those he is targeting: ‘I’m going to leave you alone now, because it doesn’t seem that you like me, and I’m having problems at work’... 

Tom Mayhew: Fragile Fragments

Tom Mayhew: Fragile Fragments

Tom Mayhew’s charmingly awkward persona hides a fantastic alternative comic mind. This show is a 40-minute work in progress, working through the sadness of a dead relationship. The humour has a strong and unrelenting undercurrent of tragedy and rather than self-deprecating, the material appears to veer into the realm of self-loathing... 

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

On the Richter Scale of humour, if your threshold doesn’t reach the level of sick and sadistic then Carmen Lynch is probably not for you. The American comic’s UK debut hour was crammed with her twisted thoughts, spanning everything from childbirth to drugs, religion and family, and while there were some outstanding, slick one-liners, if the show was a sport it would be white water rafting – with Lynch riding us through the rivers, drops and rapids... 

Tessa Coates: Primates

Tessa Coates: Primates

Putting on a Fringe show is, for any performer, a risky endeavour. Costing almost a year’s supply of time and money, taking chances with the cumulative creative effort of months of work is perhaps something that shouldn’t be accepted or required to create a great Fringe show... 

Angela Barnes: Fortitude

Angela Barnes: Fortitude

After sold out Fringe shows in 2014 and 2015, Angela Barnes is back with a new routine that is, at times, remarkably and worryingly prescient. Especially given the developments in the relationship between the US and North Korea in the last week... 

Ed Night: Anthem for Doomed Youth

Ed Night: Anthem for Doomed Youth

Anthem for Doomed Youth is the hilarious new debut hour from Ed Night. The unassuming figure of Night hides an intimidatingly sharp comedic mind, who’s not afraid to do low-brow humour in an intelligent way... 

Jenny Bede: Eggtime

Jenny Bede: Eggtime

Jenny Bede wants a baby. Or at least, her mum wants her to have a baby. That’s not a spoiler: with funky tunes, audience polls and some not-so-serious soul searching, we are taken on an entertaining journey exploring what it means to be stuck in a body whose wants and needs don’t always match up with your own... 

Eleanor Morton: Angry Young Woman

Eleanor Morton: Angry Young Woman

Eleanor Morton’s show takes a smart, but self-deprecating look at feminism and the comedian’s own place in it, but feels full of more potential than she delivers.Morton warms the crowd up with a few short, clever jokes at the beginning, talks a bit about her awkwardness when confronted with the sexism of strangers, before heading into an improvised rap about a suggested historical period which was just shy of being funny or impressive enough to warrant a place in the show... 

Vir Das: The Boarding Das World Tour

Vir Das: The Boarding Das World Tour

Rapidly growing to international stardom after sell out shows in the USA and worldwide, Vir Das embarks on his first ever UK tour alongside the release of his first Netflix comedy special Abroad Understanding... 

Best of... So You Think You're Funny?

Best of... So You Think You're Funny?

A changing line-up featuring the best winners and contestants from the biggest and best comedy newcomer competition in its 30th anniversary year! A great night of the funniest from the Fringe, hand-picked from across the competition's 30 years. 

The Rat Pack Presents...

The Rat Pack Presents...

The best stand-ups and storytellers on the Fringe come together as The Rat Pack celebrates five sell-out years with a different line-up every day, plus occasional live music and cabaret... 

Ugly Babies Make Me Laugh

Ugly Babies Make Me Laugh

Back from a fantastic run in Australia, where he was reviewed as 'Truly terrific' (Melbourne Herald, George Zacharopoulos), is back with a questionably titled show defending accidental racism, attacking pigeons and advising what to do in a plane crash... 

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Grand Final

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Grand Final

Vote alongside international talent scouts, relishing the excitement of seeing 2017’s hottest breakthrough stars in the making. Eight truly outstanding finalists knocked out 400-plus new comedians from around the British Isles to get through to these respected award finals... 

Stiff & Kitsch: By All Accounts Two Normal Girls*

Stiff & Kitsch: By All Accounts Two Normal Girls*

(*A real-life quote from a real-life reviewer.) Yeah, we know. Was it time to pack it in and return to their day jobs? They couldn’t – not after an unfortunate incident regarding a hangover, an unidentifiable pecan and a customer with a nut allergy... 

Martin Huburn: Tiptonite

Martin Huburn: Tiptonite

Martin is from the heart of the Black Country. You can take the boy out of Tipton, but you can't take Tipton out of the boy. Full of cheeky but clean anecdotes, as Martin attempts to put Tipton back on the map... 

In Between

In Between

IN BETWEEN: languages, careers, sexual preferences… Stand-up comedy in English, by a French girl and her accent. Lisa already performed in Paris, New York, Tel Aviv, Geneva and encountered the same warm welcome from the audience... 

John Bishop: Winging It (Warm Up)

John Bishop: Winging It (Warm Up)

Comedy superstar John Bishop is returning to Fringe with a brand new work in progress show Winging It. ‘Unimprovable... comedy superstar’ ****(Daily Telegraph). John Bishop has had an incredible career... 

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

The Dead Ringers star in her much anticipated debut Edinburgh show. Ravens brilliantly observes an array of contemporary characters, including Theresa May and Diane Abbott. Razor-sharp satire delivered with startling virtuosity... 

The Rock 'n' Roll Relationship Show (Unplugged) – Free

The Rock 'n' Roll Relationship Show (Unplugged) – Free

Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes a comedic and sometimes musical journey through dating, marriage, divorce, death and other life experience stuff from his point of view... 

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Winner: 2017 Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 'Hello, I have another show for you. It's inspired by a woman called Nanette. Although we didn't exchange a single word or even a glance, Nanette has changed my life... 

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

Mark’s sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was world backgammon champion. Now the star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town, and newspaper columnist of the year, he is back at the festival with a new show guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is... 

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... 

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

Shappi presents England's unsung heroine. For too many years she has been known as just Nelson's mistress, a bit of a harlot (you get one job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation)... 

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint

'Punch the air to character comedy... class of its own' (Sunday Times). For the first time in five years, and 25 years since his legendary Edinburgh debut, 'Sheffield's funniest man' (The Times), versatile singer and organist, John Shuttleworth appears at the Edinburgh Fringe for two nights only... 

Golfing Comedian of the Year

Golfing Comedian of the Year

Join some of the funniest comedians at the festival as they hit the golf course. Balls and banter will be flying as they battle to be crowned champion and earn a cash prize. 

Al Porter in Campus Maximus

Al Porter in Campus Maximus

This outrageously talented 23-year-old Irishman shot to Fringe fame last year with an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and bookings on McIntyre's Big Show, Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats... 

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill: Out of Order

To a comedian, the structure of their Fringe hour is often held too preciously. With pleasantries at the beginning, some foreshadowing, some shorter jokes, some longer anecdotes and a liberal sprinkle of “heartfelt sincerity”, many shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe come attached with a worrying level of factory line sentimentality... 

Alice Devlin: Extra-Curricular

Alice Devlin: Extra-Curricular

Standing on a stage adorned with all the necessary equipment to run a fully-fledged activity holiday, Alice Devlin is poised and ready to welcome us to her Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut... 

Geoff Norcott: Right Leaning but Well Meaning

Geoff Norcott: Right Leaning but Well Meaning

There’s one point during Geoff Norcott’s latest show when it really flies, when you sense he really has most of the audience on his side — even though at least one or two of them must have seen him already use the material on his regular five minute slot on BBC Two’s The Mash Report... 

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Paul Foot: 'Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Culminating in an audience member punching a stuffed monkey named Jonnie whilst Paul Foot shouts ridiculous syncopated mottos about equality for all mankind, this show provides almost unlimited energy and hilarious surrealist set pieces... 

Big Fat Gay

Big Fat Gay

It was an inauspicious beginning for Martin J Dixon’s new stand-up show, with only 11 audience members, some of whom were loud and rowdy throughout the show. However, Dixon managed to power through a reasonably funny stand-up set for the full hour, with some genuinely good laughs... 

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

In 1986, the Kendall family stood in their back-garden, staring at the Australian sky and hoping to catch a glimpse of Halley’s comet. This blink-and-you-miss-it encounter with a celestial body sets the tone for a gorgeous and heart-breaking hour of storytelling – a meditation on life, loss, and luck, with an emotional scope seldom seen in standup... 

Phill Jupitus Up the Stand

Phill Jupitus Up the Stand

When Phill Jupitus commits to the Fringe, he does so 100 per cent. There are numerous opportunities to see him across this year's festival and with his main stand up show, he confirms that he is more than able to tackle the schedule that awaits him... 

Sara Schaefer: Little White Box

Sara Schaefer: Little White Box

Before even starting the show, Sara Schaefer has the advantage of a unique perspective. Brought up in the Bible Belt of America and being sent to Christian Camp every year, she has an outlook that is both interesting and hilarious to the British viewer... 

Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine in Race Off

Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine in Race Off

Burns and Quartermaine are the yin and yang of righteous anger. Burns’ classic acerbic delivery and manic stage persona is balanced out by the calmer presence of the comparatively new comic, Quartermaine... 

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Tom Allen: Absolutely

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off's Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4's Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4's Just a Minute... 

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Edinburgh's BAFTA-winning comedian returns to the Fringe after a summer narrating ITV2's Love Island and five consecutive sell-out runs. As seen on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC)... 

Streetbeat Free Lunchtime Stand-Up Showcase

Streetbeat Free Lunchtime Stand-Up Showcase

A free lunchtime showcase of established and up and coming acts offering tasters of their shows. Six acts plus MC Alastair Sadler. 

Seriously Funny

Seriously Funny

Spare an hour for quality comedy that educates and entertains! Comedians are joined on stage by Edinburgh's researchers to explore local and global issues of healthcare, gender identity and current politics... 

Daniel Sloss: NOW

Daniel Sloss: NOW

‘Dazzling wit... Unstoppable!’ (Telegraph). ‘Deliciously dark stand-up’ **** (Mail on Sunday). ‘Funny, intelligent and charming’ **** (Evening News). New show from internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish comedian... 

Jimeoin: Even More Ridiculous!

Jimeoin: Even More Ridiculous!

Extra shows – later, ruder, sillier and absolutely full-on. ‘Exhilarating... Ridiculousness’ (Age, Australia). Brilliantly observed, ever-evolving stand-up from award-winning, internationally acclaimed star of Apollo, Royal Variety, Channel 4 Comedy Gala, Palladium... 

Sara Schaefer: Little White Box

Sara Schaefer: Little White Box

In her debut show Schaefer employs her vulnerable, whip-smart comedy style to confront her complicated relationship with Jesus, America, and death. In the age of Trump, Sara can't separate the deeply personal from the absurdly political and mines her own life to find answers... 

BBC: BBC Asian Network Comedy

BBC: BBC Asian Network Comedy

The BBC Asian Network return to Edinburgh, hosting an evening of the best Asian talent from across the festivals. 

Dane Baptiste: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)

Dane Baptiste: G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)

The world is too insane right now to claim the traditional gods are dead but our modern culture has definitely found a few new idols to worship. Dane Baptiste has identified a few of them in his new religiously charged and often insightful show, and while it's not a total success it remains a thought-provoking hour of comedy littered with sharp observations and belly laugh provoking one-liners... 

Harri Soinila's a Big Finnish

Harri Soinila's a Big Finnish

Harri Soinila is a Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World, 2016 semi-finalist, headliner of shows in a bunch of countries and the godfather (or baby daddy) of English comedy in Brazil... 

Gordon Southern: Long Story Short

Gordon Southern: Long Story Short

Meticulously crafted and uplifting, ‘stellar stand-up’ (Age). Already a hit in Edinburgh, Australia and New Zealand. Nine encore performances only. A vital and timely show about family life, how you shouldn't always meet your heroes and coping with dementia and Alzheimer's... 

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Join us for a bumper-length comedy extravaganza to help raise vital funds for Barnardo’s, while previewing a selection of this year’s top Fringe shows. Featuring household names from TV and stand-up, our 2017 line-up includes: Sara Pascoe, Milton Jones, Ed Byrne, Tape Face, Katy Brand, Jo Caulfield, Patrick Monahan and hosted by Tom Lucy... 

Tudur Owen: Normal Wear and Tear

Tudur Owen: Normal Wear and Tear

BAFTA Wales-winning comedian Tudur was born in 1967. He is now firmly in the second half of his life, he might even be in the last quarter, for all he knows the next show could be his last... 

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Choose Your Battles is Lucy Porter's 11th Edinburgh Show and it's a wonderfully crafted hour that is both funny and, at times, a poignant look at someone who goes out of their way to avoid conflict... 

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

The King is back, long live the King. After a couple of years away from the Fringe the self proclaimed, (although no one is arguing with this notion) King of the Fringe is back on familiar territory... 

Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

When you're genetically blessed with an unthreatening physique and the voice of Frank Spencer, comedy cannot go much more in your favour. Such is the case for Tom Lucy who, for a 21-year-old, has an excitable confidence, like a lion cub inheriting control of his pack... 

Twayna Mayne: Black Girl

Twayna Mayne: Black Girl

An intimate one-woman show about race and gender. Sounds about as typical of the Fringe as it gets, right? How is it possible, then, that Twayna Mayne is the only black female comedian at the festival? It’s her opening joke – and Mayne continues to make uncomfortable and deeply necessary observations about the lack of diversity in mainstream comedy and the overwhelming whiteness of her audiences throughout the show... 

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Ed Byrne's latest show is based around the notion that as a generation we are all spoilt. Ed Byrne is spoilt. So too are his children. Though he justifies this by saying that he's giving his children the start in life that he didn't have... 

Seymour Mace's Magical Shitcakes from Heaven

Seymour Mace's Magical Shitcakes from Heaven

The blurb suggests this is a show about nothing, but amidst the surreal humour there is a deeper meaning. The cliché about the tears of a clown rings true with a show that touches on the loneliness of being a comedian and depression, diagnosed in 2011... 

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Having developed a strong reputation at the Fringe in previous years, John Robins remains a safe bet for sarcastic, pithy self-loathing, although he seems to have a lost a little of his original bite... 

Lloyd Griffith in:Undated

Lloyd Griffith in:Undated

For a show about a break-up, Lloyd Griffith in:Undated has all the comfortable generosity, grossness and joy of a long-term relationship. Owning the ‘small, chubby bloke’ vibe like – well, like quite a lot of small chubby blokes have actually – Griffith nevertheless stands out from the Edinburgh pack with his hour long narrative of a love lost, carried along by his giggly, affable persona... 

Kai Humphries: Punch-Drunk

Kai Humphries: Punch-Drunk

Kai Humphries delivers in style a Fringe spectacle with amusing stories of his hometown Blyth and of his life which led him into the world of comedy, aided a poignant slideshow. We begin with the jingling rhythms of ELO’s Mr Blue Sky before our smiling host appears to welcome us... 

F**k Tinder

F**k Tinder

The only comedy night exclusively for single people. The whole night is hosted by high energy, award-nominated, professional Scottish comedian Chris Henry, who will be the best wingman/woman you’ll ever have... 

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter returns for our fourth year at the Fringe, bringing a fantastic showcase of comedy in aid of Shelter! This year’s line-up is jam-packed and will see Sara Pascoe, Ed Byrne, James Acaster, Richard Herring, Desiree Burch, Dan Antopolski and Daliso Chaponda with host Suzi Ruffell, raising the roof for a good cause... 

Live at the Pleasance

Live at the Pleasance

Join the Fringe's best acts during a free live broadcast where anything could happen! Hand-picked by the Pleasance, every day features a different line-up of brilliant guests from across the venue's 2017 programme... 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

To say Nicholas Parsons is a legend, and this being his sixteenth season at the Fringe I imagine he must see this like his own version of an annual end of the pier summer show where a TV star hosts a variety bill for holidaymakers... 

Darren Harriott: Defiant

Darren Harriott: Defiant

Birmingham born and London-based, Darren Harriott has been billed as one of the most exciting up-and-coming comedians on the circuit right now. In his Edinburgh Fringe debut Darren Harriott: Defiant, he gets the opportunity to flash the quick wit and cheeky smile that, I can tell you now, is going to make him a pretty big deal very soon... 

Josh Pugh: A Boy Named Pugh

Josh Pugh: A Boy Named Pugh

Having recently won English Comedian of the Year, Josh Pugh has the air of a rising star. He’s confident but not cocky, immediately likeable, and a natural on stage. He introduces his show as a mission to get his life made into a film... 

Damien Power – Utopia: Now in 3D!

Damien Power – Utopia: Now in 3D!

The translation of the word utopia, if my Ancient Greek (and Wikipedia) haven't let me down, is "no-place". Simply put, utopia is an ideal; it's a fantasy that can never be manifested in the real world... 

Colin Hoult / Anna Mann in How We Stop the Fascists

Colin Hoult / Anna Mann in How We Stop the Fascists

Anna Mann is, according to herself, the greatest actress of her generation—a quote she can now legitimately edit for future Fringe posters with no fear of censor. Yet is this former star of “terribly polite” political play No More War, Please really the right person to show us how to stop the rise of right wing politics? After a glorious hour in her company, it’s clear to say that—wonder of wonders—she is... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina is very funny and manages to entertain the audience for an hour by conforming to as many stereotypes of a Jew as he can. Jewish comedy is not a new concept and despite Demina playing to stereotypes, he does so very well... 

Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains

Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains

Jason Byrne is no stranger to festival stand-up, or festival audiences, and he has returned once again to Scotland’s capital with his new tour, The Man with Three Brains (although, we never actually touch on the title during the performance)... 

Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is Out There

Milton Jones is a true wordsmith, often dubbed the master of the one-liner, he is absolutely true to form in his latest Edinburgh Fringe offering. Milton Jones is Out There begins unusually, and his stage is littered with props that are all made good use of by the end of the performance, some in more ways than one... 

Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend

Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend

Despite failing to romantically woo Matthew in the front row, who resolutely resisted her bookish clumsiness and snazzy jacket, Rose Matafeo delivers a tour-de-force performance in her second hour at the Fringe... 

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

This show is so much more than a tale of two gays: it is a tale of success. As I came out of the small auditorium at Just the Tonic, it dawned on me that I had just experienced my first true gem of the 2017 Fringe... 

Seven Crazy Bitches

Seven Crazy Bitches

Shakespeare may have had his seven ages of man but Holly Morgan presents the seven ages of (wo)man in Seven Crazy Bitches, a ‘standing up cabaret’ or ‘standaret’ performance with silly wigs, singing and the answer to her question, how many twopenny coins could one of her ex boyfriends fit under his foreskin?Morgan pins a diva on each age of womanhood – matching Shakespeare stage for stage – from childhood represented by the Virgin Mary to Shirley Bassey as the older woman... 

Evelyn Mok: Hymen Manoeuvre

Evelyn Mok: Hymen Manoeuvre

Evelyn Mok is the kind of uncensored, unapologetic and uncouth human I can get on board with. Her show Hymen Manoeuvre is, in layman's terms, a story about losing her virginity as an adult, but it became a kind of ode to her vagina, and girl, let me just say you did your V proud... 

Mick Neven: Killing It

Mick Neven: Killing It

Top Australian comedian, Mick Neven, returns to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of world class stand-up comedy. Kill your fears, kill your dumb ideas, kill the little voice in your head that says, 'don't say that'... 

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

The monstrous new comedy show by Sallyann Fellowes, is full of true and extraordinary tales. Tales you won't believe even after you've heard them. Ex-nurse and ex-cop, she will be sharing stories about this and many other random happenings, in a life full of mayhem and madness. 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Have a bite to eat and take a seat – you're in for a treat. The bustling Pleasance Courtyard hosts this lunchtime show, presenting a selection of bite-size stand-up performances. The line up changes each day, but on the bill when I was there were Mark Simmons, Eleanor Tiernan, Matt Richardson and Jo Caulfield... 

Gráinne Maguire: Gráinne with a Fada

Gráinne Maguire: Gráinne with a Fada

Gráinne Maguire’s stand-up hour, Gráinne with a Fada centres on the comic’s own identity. An Irish immigrant in London, she grapples with what her nationality means to her through the medium of comedy... 

The Andy Field Experience

The Andy Field Experience

It's a hard task to sum up quite what The Andy Field Experience is about without using the words surreal and odd. Hilarious is another apt phrase that could be used. What the show is? It's a hilarious romp through the life of a comedian who is clearly going places... 

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Given the way that Jan Ravens effortlessly reels off her startling array of impressions it begs the question why it has taken so long for her to branch out on her own. This is her first Edinburgh solo show and it is a masterclass in biting satire, and comedy that deals with the more personal nature of being a 'woman of a certain age'... 

The Rat Pack Presents...

The Rat Pack Presents...

If the illustrious names that have performed as part of The Rat Pack Presents is a guide, then it is worth heading along to the Cabaret Voltaire during this year's festival. As part of the Free Fringe, they have a great track record of bringing through acts who have gone on to bigger things... 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Alternative, Fact

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Alternative, Fact

Hardeep Singh Kohli is a Fringe favourite and you can tell immediately by his stage presence that he is relaxed with the audience. He is suave and wears his pink turban and kilt well; he knows what he is doing... 

Sophie Willan: Branded

Sophie Willan: Branded

It is a bittersweet moment in any girl’s life when they find out that The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft isn’t their real father. The pain is all the more acute if you’re a young, working-class, Northerner like Sophie Willan... 

Sean Patton: Number One

Sean Patton: Number One

Flatulence, fornication and filth; Sean Patton brings his show Number One to Edinburgh armed with a New Orleans attitude and an unashamed subject matter of all things vulgar and bodily... 

I Am What I Eat

I Am What I Eat

Mr. Cannibal Cravings: The Serial Killing Comedian. With twisted stories and wicked wit, I will verbally cut you and leave your side split! I use perverse verse, I rehearse to disperse and curse ‘til you are physically turned on and you sexually burst! Or you think I'm the worst! Cum have some fun, laugh and get turned on... 

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

A humorous journey through life encountering random characters. Mildly non-PC but definitely responsibly sourced and conflict free. Life doesn’t start at the beginning and nor does this show... 

Rice Krispies with Ketchup

Rice Krispies with Ketchup

Los Angeles based stand-up comedian Kirk Smith has performed in over a 1000 venues on five continents. A regular at some of the best clubs in NYC and LA, he also has done several tours of Australia and Europe... 

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedy Award runner-up, presents his debut show about success, our current political situation and a 19th-century textile designer. 'Articulate and witty' (Chortle... 

Tom Ballard: Problematic

Tom Ballard: Problematic

If you’re looking for fresh stand-up comedy this Fringe, you could do much worse than Tom Ballard. He may not be a household name on the British comedy scene yet, but there is evidence to suggest he is on the brink of great things... 

Tape Face

Tape Face

Tape Face, a show that mixes circus, variety, clowning and who knows what else, presents me with somewhat of a dilemma. How best to recommend it to you strongly enough whilst spoiling as little of the delight as possible? Much of the joy of Tape Face, and joy is dripping from every orifice of this show, comes from the moments of sudden realisation of what Sam Wills, as Tape Face, has constructed in front of our eyes... 

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Mark Nelson is an old-fashioned stand-up: disarmingly likeable, astoundingly at ease, a master of audience interaction. A raucous Saturday night crowd, armed with drunken repartee, was no match for Nelson, who humoured hecklers with such a calm intelligence you might have thought he was dealing with sleep-deprived toddlers trying to derail his grown-up dinner party, save for the uproarious laughter which followed every interaction... 

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw boasts of being the first comic ever to have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in both English and British Sign Language, and after seeing this hour show it’s a calamity it’s not been done before... 

Mark Forward Wins All the Awards

Mark Forward Wins All the Awards

Single father Mark Forward has decided the time has come for him to be appreciated as a comedian. The surest way to guarantee success is to win a comedy award. And the surest way to win a comedy award? Introduce some seriousness... 

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg spent most of his adult life envious of his male friends scoring on the weekend. Now bordering 30, he misses his virginity. He is the lord of all that is self-deprecating and lends a face to the forgotten depths of Reddit’s forever-alone forum... 

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

Australia's top comedians take on England's best in a five test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. Kick back with an afternoon beer and watch the old enemies go head to head to prove once and for all which country is funnier... 

Top Joe's Oxford English Dictionary Bid Word Launch

Top Joe's Oxford English Dictionary Bid Word Launch

Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year 2016, Top Joe, has invented a new word. It came to him in a fitful dream. Can he get it into the Oxford English Dictionary? 'Expect the unexpected from this strange and wonderful gentleman' (Skinny[/i[)... 

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

The finest Geordie, Scottish and Australian comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up comedy. Presented by Newcastle's Dan Willis, ‘uber-Jock’ Obie and the most Australian man on the planet, Mick Neven... 

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

Australia's top comedians take on England's best in a five test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. Kick back with an afternoon beer and watch the old enemies go head to head to prove once and for all which country is funnier... 

Ugly Babies Make Me Laugh

Ugly Babies Make Me Laugh

Back from a fantastic run in Australia, where he was reviewed as 'Truly terrific' (Melbourne Herald, George Zacharopoulos), is back with a questionably titled show defending accidental racism, attacking pigeons and advising what to do in a plane crash... 

Luke Stephen: Taking Care Of Business

Luke Stephen: Taking Care Of Business

Luke Stephen feels as though life is passing him by. Surrounded by friends who have taken control of their life while he is still just as irresponsible as he was in his twenties. After sell-out performances at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes for the past two years, Luke returns with his third show, where he has decided it’s time to make some changes and for him to start Taking Care of Business... 

D'Arcehole

D'Arcehole

Teaching survivor Jo – 'funny bones and a clownish sensibility' (Bruce Dessau) – once tweaked a kid’s nips to get them to behave. It worked, man! In her debut show, Jo D’Arcy teaches you what really happens in class when your teacher’s a complete and utter D’Arcehole... 

Big Howard Little Howard: Man and Boy

Big Howard Little Howard: Man and Boy

The world’s first and only human/cartoon double-act return to the Fringe. Being a grown-up has snuck up on Big Howard, yet Little Howard remains unchanged. How does one tackle the harsh realities of adult life when your co-star wants to close the show on his fart-psychic routine? Perrier-nominated Big Howard and Little Howard have graced stage and screen all over the world, won a Writer’s Guild Award and can reverse-park a caravanette... 

The Show Between Shows Show

The Show Between Shows Show

New for 2017! Not featuring televised comedians or Fringe legends, just friendly unknowns being friendly. It’s like that feeling of getting into bed with clean sheets after having an effective shower. 

100% Jay Handley: Hansplaining

100% Jay Handley: Hansplaining

Borderline drug-casualty, Jay Handley, arrogantly inflicts his worldview on the public. ‘Moments that can go toe-to toe with the best stand-up I've seen’(EdFringeReview.com). Jay Handley performs around the country at some of its best clubs including The Glees, The Comedy Store, Jongleurs and The Stand... 

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

With a face that shouts ‘Xmas’ but a soul that screams ‘Hanukkah’, Rachel Creeger has always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. A debut solo stand-up comedy show exploring the drive to fit in, with a bit about being a pop star... 

Snakes

Snakes

An audience with comedians having breakfast. Come join us for breakfast! No outside food. Join us for breakfast! You have been warned. Join us for breakfast! They’re performing to you, not talking to each other... 

The Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Podcast Live!

The Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin Podcast Live!

Join Carl Donnelly and Chris Martin for a nightly live podcast with guests, chat, stand-up, and all round fun and games. Listed in the Guardian's Top Ten Comedy Podcasts. Previous guests include Milton Jones, Bo Burnham, Roisin Conaty, Bill Burr, Sean Hughes, Kerry Godliman, Richard Herring, Seann Walsh, James Acaster and many more! 

Andrew Doyle: Thought Crimes

Andrew Doyle: Thought Crimes

Andrew Doyle has, allegedly, lost quite a few friends this last year. Not because of some horrendous disaster, but thanks to his apparently unforgivable habit of speaking his mind in social situations and—in a world where anyone’s now a Nazi if they don’t agree with you—daring to express opinions that his now-former friends found personally insulting... 

Annie Sertich: How to Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days... and the Next 330

Annie Sertich: How to Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days... and the Next 330

There’s certainly no shortage of solo shows about mental health at the Fringe so it takes a certain level of quality to stand out. Luckily, Annie Sertich manages to more than keep afloat... 

Christian Reilly: LOLternative Rock

Christian Reilly: LOLternative Rock

Perrier award-winning musical comedian gives LOLternative facts, yuge laughs and bigly hits. Featuring Depeche Mode: own personal Jesus vs nationalised Jesus, Ed Sheeran: #GingerElvesMatter, Drake: quack! Plus: Radiohead on karma police brutality, Foo Fighters on singing in all caps, The xx on Roman numerals, Aerosmith on transgender elevators and much more... 

Nick Doody: Interesting Times

Nick Doody: Interesting Times

Well, well, well. Aren't things interesting, eh? How extremely interesting everything is at the moment. I'm actually bored of how interesting things are. What's that? You want me to talk about how interesting things are? Oh, God... 

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

The funny side of Australia. British comedy veteran Dan Willis moved to Australia six years ago. Now he's got a bag of jokes, experiences and hangovers to share. 'Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up' (ThreeWeeks)... 

Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour – Free

Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour – Free

Award-winning comedian off telly and radio dabbles in the occult. What happens when you invoke Mercury, trickster god of the spoken word? A show that's 'absolutely hilarious' (Neil Gaiman)... 

Rory O'Keeffe: Rorytelling

Rory O'Keeffe: Rorytelling

Affable young funnyman Rory O’Keeffe returns with a show about losing his faith and his bag (but mainly his bag). Join the ‘intelligent youngster’ (Time Out) for his second hour of jokes and stories... 

Tony Burgess – Crimbo

Tony Burgess – Crimbo

What a proper mad one. Christmas, 2003: Tragic? Messy? Yep. And then Tony had to adopt his 10-year-old autistic nephew, without knowing much himself about real life. ‘Extracts the comic from difficult situations…’ (Guardian)... 

Carey Marx: The Afterwife

Carey Marx: The Afterwife

As Carey's marriage crumbles, he swaps his wife for a guitar, elopes with it and writes songs about how he's definitely not having a midlife crisis. Soon, the relationship with his guitar becomes as complicated as the one with his wife... 

Quiz in My Pants

Quiz in My Pants

The festival’s silliest panel show returns for its eighth year! With special guests every day – previous guests include Joe Lycett, Miles Jupp, Tom Green, Henning Wehn, Matt Richardson, Max and Ivan, and The Noise Next Door... 

Dominic Holland Eclipsed – Free

Dominic Holland Eclipsed – Free

Been over a decade since this multi-award winning comedian played the fringe. Returning with his hilarious update on family life but with an added twist that comes courtesy of having a superhero for a son... 

Mojo and Lew Fitz: Let You In

Mojo and Lew Fitz: Let You In

'Engaging comic... smart and freshly funny' (Scotsman). Cheeky northerner Lew Fitz crashes an epic house party being thrown by MoJo (Mo Omar – Amused Moose Semi Finalist and Cockney Cherub Josh Trebilcock)... 

Thoughts That Count

Thoughts That Count

The Warwick Comedy Society present their not-so-debut stand-up show Thoughts That Count: a mixed bill night of student comedians who maybe one day will actually count for something... 

Gareth Richards: Idiot Wind

Gareth Richards: Idiot Wind

Join Gareth Richards, Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards best newcomer nominee 2010, for his seventh show of hilarious stand-up and low-key comedy songs on his trusty Q-chord. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three) and heard on BBC Radio 1 and Frank Skinner's Absolute Radio show... 

Abi Roberts: Fat Girl Dancing (Work in Progress)

Abi Roberts: Fat Girl Dancing (Work in Progress)

Radio 4’s Abi Roberts returns with a WIP show, flicking a V-sign, the finger and showing her arse to the consensus. Sacred cows will be prodded and there’s a finale guaranteed to send you away shouting freedom! ‘An incredible one of a kind stand-up… boisterous, laugh-out-loud humour that never once fails to gain laughs from the audience... 

Eleanor Tiernan – People Pleaser

Eleanor Tiernan – People Pleaser

A stranger asks a small favour. It seems so mean to refuse. But every action has its consequences. And when it's too late, it's too late. Compulsive Irish over-thinker Eleanor Tiernan is back at the Fringe with a brand-new stand-up show... 

(500) Days of Stammer

(500) Days of Stammer

Award-winning comedian Aidan Greene always wanted to meet the one, but his stammer always seemed to get in the way. In a classic tale of boy-meets-speech impediment, come learn why Aidan's stammer may have been the best thing to ever happen to him. 

Inspiration

Inspiration

'A clear audience favourite' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). Funny Women finalist, Amused Moose semi-finalist and one of Metro's 9 Hilarious Women To Look Out For In 2017 makes her debut appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Ever made the mistake of taking a good hard look at yourself? Rich did and he didn't like what he saw. With his children now fully grown, the sudden descent into middle age and with a string of failed relationships in his wake, Rich found himself embarking on a calamitous journey of atonement coupled with hilarious attempts at self-improvement... 

Late'n'Live

Late'n'Live

'Still the best late night show on the Fringe' (Scotsman) is back for its 31st year! Different shows every night, but always the same recipe: one hilarious compere, four amazing acts, one incredible band, two hours of dancing and a whole lot of fun... 

Big Howard Little Howard: Man and Boy

Big Howard Little Howard: Man and Boy

The world’s first and only human/cartoon double-act return to the Fringe. Being a grown-up has snuck up on Big Howard, yet Little Howard remains unchanged. How does one tackle the harsh realities of adult life when your co-star wants to close the show on his fart-psychic routine? Perrier-nominated Big Howard and Little Howard have graced stage and screen all over the world, won a Writer’s Guild Award and can reverse-park a caravanette... 

Peter Dobbing: Electric Plum

Peter Dobbing: Electric Plum

Electric: having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement. Plum: gently derogatory English colloquialism – idiot, fool. Further explanation from defrocked futurologist... 

Joe Wells: I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative

Joe Wells: I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative

Received opinion says that we become more right-wing as we get older. Joe Wells (support for Frankie Boyle and Alexei Sayle) is determined to grow up without selling out. Joe's third solo stand-up hour after the critically acclaimed Night of The Living Tories and 10 Things I Hate About UKIP... 

Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View

Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View

Harun Musho'd's stand-up comedy explores his own identity, weaving politics and history into the story of his family and their antics. Religion is another theme explored, leaving no religion untouched... 

Barry Loves You (Work in Progress)

Barry Loves You (Work in Progress)

Barry Loves You: an ambitious claim to make, even if he already knew you. Still, he’s won awards for comedy – The Malcom Hardee Award, the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award, Chortle Award for Best Venue (he is a venue) – and been nominated as Best MC in the entire country, so at least you’ll be pleasantly relaxed and get a laugh at his misguided attempts to try... 

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Join us as we celebrate our 33rd year at the Fringe with a one-off comedy extravaganza on our opening Saturday! Come check out some of the new kids on the block as they make their Pleasance debut in this late night comedy party! Best of all, tickets are totally free! ‘Without the Pleasance finding ways to bring new comic talent to Edinburgh the Fringe wouldn’t be quite the same... 

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... 

Tiernan Douieb: Miserably Happy

Tiernan Douieb: Miserably Happy

‘Very friendly but fiercely political’ (Time Out) comedian, Tiernan Douieb, considers if ignorance is indeed bliss, and if so, surely he shouldn't know that. Tiernan tries to work out what anyone actually wants anymore, what being civilised actually means and whether or not he’ll ever be able to persuade his wife to like raw tomatoes... 

Adrian Minkowicz: Best Newcomer

Adrian Minkowicz: Best Newcomer

Best Newcomer: it’s a show that combines monologues, film, theater and music, having stand-up comedy as its core. It revolves around the obsession of a performer to win the Best Newcomer prize at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh... 

Anna Morris: Bitchelors

Anna Morris: Bitchelors

The critically acclaimed character comic and creator of last year’s award-winning sell-out wedding comedy It’s Got to be Perfect returns. Morris revives 2014’s sell-out Would Like to Thank, as four characters compete at the Woman of the Year Awards, hosted by Georgina the Bride and judged by you... 

Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool

Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool

Debut hour from charming Welsh comedian Phil Cooper, soon to have his comedy special on Welsh language television. Whimsical storytelling about his fear of disappointment and death. 

Rory O’Hanlon: Getting Serious

Rory O’Hanlon: Getting Serious

Award-winning Irish comedian Rory O’Hanlon is a firm favourite at the Edinburgh Fringe. He's back again this year with a new show. 'Compared to all the acts at the Edinburgh Fringe, Rory O'Hanlon stands out a mile' (BroadwayBaby... 

Sarah Keyworth: Why Not? (WIP)

Sarah Keyworth: Why Not? (WIP)

Rising comedy star Sarah Keyworth, a Funny Women finalist 2015 and tour support for Stewart Francis and Kerry Godliman, examines what it means to be a child raised believing you could be anything you wanted to be and then turning 24 and realising you are just the same as everyone else... 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand-new stand-up show, Super Cally Fragile Lipstick... 

Single Comedians Trying to Impress You!

Single Comedians Trying to Impress You!

Single comedians from around the Fringe will try to laugh their way into your… hearts in this unique and fun-filled compilation cabaret show. Blind Date meets Butlins as badly behaved hosts Sarah Mills and Miranda Kane bring you comedians they have hand-picked from across the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Danny Ward – Extra Dates Added

Danny Ward – Extra Dates Added

He's back! The Amused Moose People's Champion returns with another hour of upbeat, fast-paced and hilarious stand-up. Whilst taking a year away from the Fringe to create and star in YouTube sensation Wheelbarrow Town, Danny has returned to find the world has gone and got itself in a right pickle and, like the proverbial onion, he's plunging right in... 

Stuart Goldsmith: Like I Mean It

Stuart Goldsmith: Like I Mean It

Winner: Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show 2017. Comedian’s Comedian Podcast host and 'expert stand-up' (Times) Goldsmith now commits to the bit. This year: second international tour, seven million downloads, support for Jack Whitehall at Wembley Arena, and look, honestly? My best ever show... 

Col Howarth: End to End

Col Howarth: End to End

In this assured and uplifting debut, Col Howarth plots a single journey from one end of a busy high street to the other, joining the dots of a story that arcs between a cast of strange characters, chance meetings, unexpected tangents and sharp personal realisations... 

Peter Brush: A Worm's Guide to Immortality

Peter Brush: A Worm's Guide to Immortality

Comedy’s Peter Brush presents a story about trying to contact the dead, the dog they sent into space, the folk singer that sent him on (yet another) existential crisis, and how he might achieve immortality... 

Rightly or Wrongly, for Better or Worse, the Fact Is This Is Tom Little

Rightly or Wrongly, for Better or Worse, the Fact Is This Is Tom Little

Tom Little won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015, was a BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist, and performed in both the Pleasance Comedy Reserve and Just the Tonic's Big Value showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Mark Simmons: One-Linerer

Mark Simmons: One-Linerer

This show is for people that like jokes. Lots of jokes. Silly Jokes, daft jokes, naughty jokes. If you do not like jokes you will not like this show. If, however, you do like staring at tall, skinny, ginger people for an approximate running time of 50 minutes, then come along and stick your fingers in your ears... 

Mick Neven: Killing It

Mick Neven: Killing It

Top Australian comedian, Mick Neven, returns to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of world class stand-up comedy. Kill your fears, kill your dumb ideas, kill the little voice in your head that says, 'don't say that'... 

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

The funny side of Australia. British comedy veteran Dan Willis moved to Australia six years ago. Now he's got a bag of jokes, experiences and hangovers to share. 'Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up' (ThreeWeeks)... 

Andy Storey and Maddie Campion: Epoch

Andy Storey and Maddie Campion: Epoch

An hour of upbeat stand-up from two thoughtful souls. Andy Storey is a BBC New Comedian of the Year 2015 finalist, ‘Sharp and funny... a wistful Alan Bennett quality… perfectly pitched’ (Herald, 2016)... 

Confident Idiots

Confident Idiots

An Englishman, a Welshman, and a Scotsman walk into a bar (well technically, the basement of a bar), but who are these anonymous and humble geniuses? Well, it's Patrick Spicer (Semi-Finalist Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year), Cam Davies (Semi-Finalist, Welsh Unsigned Act of the Year), and Steph Browne ('Very funny, sharp writing' (Mark Dolan))... 

Mid-Life Climax

Mid-Life Climax

Dan is English, Mick is Australian, and their comedy stats are impressive. 32 years experience, 8000 gigs between them, 28 countries, 73 comedy festivals. They’ve also got two wives, two daughters, three dogs and no media profile... 

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... 

Jarred Christmas and the Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Game Show

Jarred Christmas and the Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Game Show

Hey kids, grab your parents, parents grab your cash and get on down to the best game show in town. Get involved and learn some beat boxing tips to impress your friends and your enemies... 

You Need People Like Me

You Need People Like Me

It's just like the famous 'bad guy' scene in Scarface, when Tony Montana rants that iconic phrase, 'You need people like me...' to a crowded judgmental restaurant. Just add a Scottish accent, a large dollop of 36 years worth of shame, sprinkle generously with some vulnerability, add a pinch of gay, an epiphany and you have it... 

Marc Jennings: Smart-Funny

Marc Jennings: Smart-Funny

Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Marc Jennings talks about the struggles of life and the world from his perspective as a working class Glaswegian with an intellectual bent. Marc was recently hand-picked to compete in this year's BBC New Comedy Award (as heard on BBC Radio 4), has written jokes for BBC Scotland's Breaking the News and last year performed at Glasgow's prestigious Barrowlands Ballroom... 

AA-AA The Adventures of Rich and Morty (The 'A's Are Silent)

AA-AA The Adventures of Rich and Morty (The 'A's Are Silent)

Coming from dimension AA-AA are Irish Rich and Egyptian Morty, stand-ups in Amsterdam with similar chips on their shoulders. Rich is a musical comedian/anus. Morty is a satirical comedian/sphincter... 

Tash Goldstone and Sam Lake: Queens

Tash Goldstone and Sam Lake: Queens

Tash Goldstone and Sam Lake are queens. Serving you a regal stand-up showcase from two up-and-coming stars of the circuit. Do you wear rucksacks in nightclubs? Do you struggle to think of the best biscuit-based chat up line? Do you need to learn a thing or two about... 

Well Thumbed

Well Thumbed

The premise of the show is simple: once upon a time when you took a classic book from the shelf it always opened at the well-thumbed mucky bits. Well Thumbed is outrageous stand-up literature, as one man enthusiastically thumbs through the contents of a respectable library in a show that will have Mary Whitehouse spinning in her chastity belt... 

Tiernan Douieb: Miserably Happy

Tiernan Douieb: Miserably Happy

‘Very friendly but fiercely political’ (Time Out) comedian, Tiernan Douieb, considers if ignorance is indeed bliss, and if so, surely he shouldn't know that. Tiernan tries to work out what anyone actually wants anymore, what being civilised actually means and whether or not he’ll ever be able to persuade his wife to like raw tomatoes... 

Trevor Feelgood: Sold Out (But Tickets Still Available)

Trevor Feelgood: Sold Out (But Tickets Still Available)

The king of late-night comedy is back. Like Ellie Goulding said: 'anything could happen'. The maddest show you will see all Fringe. In the show will be... I'm writing this in January so it will have to be vague... 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

Come watch and be part of this interactive, fun mixture of stand-up and interactive comedy debate as a compere and a number of the best comedians from around the Fringe converge in a verbal war of words in an endeavour to find out who is the greatest superhero of them all... 

Chris Coltrane: Make Love and Smash Fascism

Chris Coltrane: Make Love and Smash Fascism

Comedian and activist Coltrane returns with another hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing comedy. If politics in 2017 is getting you down, come see this show: Chris will make you laugh, and give you that inspiration you need to keep fighting... 

Alastair Clark: Herding Cats

Alastair Clark: Herding Cats

Comedy man Alastair Clark returns to Edinburgh with a wonderful and ridiculous show of jokes, props and content. 'Massively funny' ***** (TheSphinx.co.uk). 'Exceeded all expectations' **** (TheTab... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

Marjolein Robertson: Relations

Marjolein Robertson: Relations

Shetland comedian Marjolein, as seen on BBC The Social, explores relations from all types, including familial, political and sexual (rude). Observational comedy on the outside world from a small islander's perspective with true accounts sewn in... 

Eric, Kat and Joe: Gig Together, Die Alone

Eric, Kat and Joe: Gig Together, Die Alone

Eric, ‘intriguing and amusing’ (Chortle.co.uk), Joe, ‘compelling’ (TheReviewsHub.com), and Kat, ‘truly original’ (RecklessComedy.co.uk), are pretty lonely, which is weird considering they spend all their time together... 

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

Wisebowm presents the world's first urban poetry musical. Chronicling his heroic struggles with addiction (to gluten), his attempts to win the heart of middle class beauty Samantha and how mindfulness came to his rescue; it's no surprise that Wisebowm is on his way to becoming an urban poet superstar... 

Matt Hutson & Rob Copland: Pack It in You Two

Matt Hutson & Rob Copland: Pack It in You Two

Come and spend an hour with us if you like! Third place in the Musical Comedy Awards 2017, Matt Hutson sings intense anthems about love, loss, friendship and the extent to which he struggles with all three... 

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

In 1993, Alexander Bennett won a ‘most beautiful baby’s smile’ competition at Butlins in Skegness. 24 years later, in the absence of any other awards, he’s rounding up his competitors from that day for a rematch... 

Chris Coltrane: Make Love and Smash Fascism

Chris Coltrane: Make Love and Smash Fascism

Comedian and activist Coltrane returns with another hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing comedy. If politics in 2017 is getting you down, come see this show: Chris will make you laugh, and give you that inspiration you need to keep fighting... 

Chris Turner: What a Time to Be Alive

Chris Turner: What a Time to Be Alive

Chris Turner has moved to the good old US of A and he’s back in Edinburgh to tell the festival audiences about it. In a dextrous hour of comedy and freestyle rap the comedian provides entertaining insights and impressive lyrical improvisations as he shares the observations and experiences of a well-mannered, tea-swilling, thoroughly decent English fellow in a whole new world... 

Tom Houghton: Class Half Empty

Tom Houghton: Class Half Empty

There are many indicators of class membership in British society, but if you have lost count of how many times you’ve been in the same room as the Queen, then it’s a safe bet that you’re somewhere near the top... 

Micky Bartlett: Typical

Micky Bartlett: Typical

Belfast comic Micky Bartlett is here to deliver a message. A message of tolerance and inclusivity. After all, what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding? Surprisingly quite a lot, unless you happened to drive to the show in a Bentley... 

I Can Make You Tory

I Can Make You Tory

When you see Leo Kearse — and you should — there’s a very good chance it’ll be a four-star experience. Perhaps even five-stars, if he gets a good tailwind from an up-for-it audience and fewer distractions from passing venue staff, for whom having stand-up performed in the backroom appears to be an annoyance... 

Carl Hutchinson Live!

Carl Hutchinson Live!

‘An absolute must… the next big thing!’ (Skinny). As seen on Comedy Central’s The Chris Ramsey Show. The Geordie is back! Expect the usual from Hutchinson: killer gags, hilarious stories and his trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world, it’s fair to say that 'Hutchinson has it all' (BroadwayBaby... 

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

The biggest, brightest comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe all in one huge show, staged in the famous Udderbelly. A one-stop shop for your comedy fix right in the beating heart of the festival... 

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... 

Jo Caulfield: Older. Wiser. Smarter. Meaner.

Jo Caulfield: Older. Wiser. Smarter. Meaner.

Award-winning comedian. Razor-sharp. Scandalous. Hilarious. Sarcastic. Opinionated. Mouthy. Filthy. Wine connoisseur. Happy drunk. Con artist. Fabricator. Featured on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, John Bishop Show... 

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Join festival favourite Stephen K Amos as he chats with guests hand-picked from the worlds of theatre, comedy and music. 'Great variety show featuring a diverse range of performers, gloriously presided over by the immensely funny charismatic host' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)... 

Audrey's Absolute Fest of All

Audrey's Absolute Fest of All

Each evening we welcome a top comedian to perform their full Edinburgh show on board Audrey, the most unique venue at the festival. A wonderful opportunity to see your favourite comedian in the most intimate of settings... 

The House

The House

Following last year’s successful run of 'Made in Cumbria', Jane's back to Cumbria in The House where you're invited to meet some new characters and get involved in some sinister shenanigans... 

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)... 

Tim Renkow Has Accepted Satan as Lord and Savior

Tim Renkow Has Accepted Satan as Lord and Savior

As seen on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, NBC and 5Star, veteran of the Fringe Tim Renkow says, 'come on guys! Let's worship Satan, yay! It’s worth a try. After all, it can't be any worse... 

Aditi Mittal: Global Village Idiot

Aditi Mittal: Global Village Idiot

All the way from India, Aditi’s Edinburgh debut explores how her place in our global village makes her feel she belongs nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Confusing for someone who’s always been the village idiot, no matter how global it is... 

The Edinburgh Revue's 2017 Stand-Up Show

The Edinburgh Revue's 2017 Stand-Up Show

The Edinburgh Revue returns for its eighth Fringe, bringing you an hour of ‘brave, intelligent, and inventive’ (BroadwayBaby.com) stand-up, showcasing the best of the local scene and ‘the comic talent of the future’ **** (Skinny) 

Tobias Persson: Sweden Sour

Tobias Persson: Sweden Sour

What do you call a burning police car in Sweden? Monday. Seriously, everything is (boom!) fine. Nothing happened in Sweden last (bang!) night! Weekly shootings? Recruiting ground for Isis? Let me (kaboom!) get back to you, my head is on fire… 'Persson’s insights are sharp, his analysis is intelligent and his everyday dilemmas over how to be a good human being come from the heart…it’s clear he’s got it in him to become one of Europe’s top political comedians' (Sunday Herald). 

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... 

10 Films With My Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife and Her Mother-In-Law

10 Films With My Dad, His Granddaughter, My Wife and Her Mother-In-Law

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? The Jeremy Kyle show? For Aidan and his dad, it was films. Join Aidan as he takes you through his five-star, internationally performed Edinburgh Fringe show, from John Wayne to 3D, to show how two men grew up with the help of popcorn and Hollywood... 

Kate Butch in Kate If You Wanna Go Butcher

Kate Butch in Kate If You Wanna Go Butcher

Join the Comic Sans of Drag, Kate Butch, for an hour of comedy, songs and games. Catch 'a great comedian' (WhatsOnStage.com) in her debut solo show, fresh(ish) from appearing in the cult Edinburgh smash, The Room: The Musical, discussing pornography, marriage, and dot-to-dot puzzles... 

The Reel Comedy Club

The Reel Comedy Club

This famous showcase returns with a dazzling array of the best comics from the Fringe. All performing on board the 22-seat Vintage Mobile Cinema – the most unique venue in Edinburgh... 

LOLympics Live 2017

LOLympics Live 2017

LOLympics is back for the sixth year. LOLymipcs is an international stand-up showcase based loosely on the Olympic games. Martin Mor (Ireland) and Bronston Jones (USA) host comedians from around the world to compete for comedy gold and LOLympic glory... 

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)... 

Alternative 2

Alternative 2

Britain Does Variety 2016 finalist Johnny Kingshott brings his stand-up comedy show to Edinburgh. Jokes, stories, quips, music and some character-based comedy. 'Excellent stand-up.... 

A Digital Legacy

A Digital Legacy

What would you like to happen to your Facebook and Twitter accounts when you die? In this stand-up show about the digital afterlife, Irish comedian Colin Chadwick (BBC Radio, RTE2, The AV Club) plans for his death with a quirky but practical approach, as he decides how much of himself will remain online after he's gone... 

Another Political Comedy Show

Another Political Comedy Show

'Social barriers will dissipate as Rick Molland and Sully O’Sullivan go head-to-head in an epic stand-up comedy battle' (CultureTrip.com). A comedy event so contentious its Edinburgh Fringe debut saw an audience member ejected for hurling abuse and later ‘arrested in connection with three counts of assault’ (Daily Record)... 

Richard Pulsford: Phrases Ready

Richard Pulsford: Phrases Ready

Master of wordplay Richard Pulsford has his choice Phrases Ready, with wordplay, jokes and puns aplenty. As seen at Prague Fringe. You can interact and join in with the daily hashtag themes via #PhrasesReady on Twitter... 

McCann and Omobitan

McCann and Omobitan

The founder of Memoirs of a Geezer and Candlelit Comedy teams up with 2017’s Max Turner Prize winner to double you over with laughter and bend your minds inside out! Steve McCann combines social observations, politics, his East End upbringing and city career to deliver enlightening and surreal stand-up... 

Javier Costales: The Invisible Blind Man

Javier Costales: The Invisible Blind Man

Javier is talked about as surreal, absurdist, observational, daft, satirical: he doesn’t stand as a novelty, nor does he mirror what you know about stand-up comedy. (Goonsintoon)... 

John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here

John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here

The only winner of the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards returns for the first time. ‘Now this is how you do absurd comedy… a bold, hilarious debut… he has forged comedy gold’ (Chortle... 

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). 

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... 

More Classic Stanley

More Classic Stanley

Join award-winning Irish comic Andrew Stanley as he returns with more messing, more questions and more mayhem. ‘A comic so clearly destined for the top with astonishingly good observational material delivered and timed to perfection’ (Scotsman). 

Chicago's Stand-Up Showcase

Chicago's Stand-Up Showcase

Chicago, America's premier city for up-and-coming comedians sends its best and brightest to Edinburgh. A changing program daily features new comedians every night from the Windy City to blow you away... 

Sameer Katz: Can Fish Drown?

Sameer Katz: Can Fish Drown?

Sameer Katz brings his second show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated, sooo call it even. He asks the questions you never thought about. ‘We were blown away’ (WolfsonHowler... 

Seriously Funny

Seriously Funny

Spare an hour for quality comedy that educates and entertains! Comedians are joined on stage by Edinburgh's researchers to explore local and global issues of healthcare, gender identity and current politics... 

Taking the Biscuit

Taking the Biscuit

Come and get some free biscuits! Comedy for people who like a laugh! Taking The Biscuit is packed full of curveball one-liners, pin point accents and big musical punches.  

Naked

Naked

'Naked is a little gem of a show' (ThePlusOnes.com/Melbourne). 'Stripping herself back and becoming vulnerable, this heartfelt comedian has nothing to hide as she is beautifully funny – a truly lovely human being... 

Geoff Hefferson Says Relax

Geoff Hefferson Says Relax

A be-suited, be-spectacled, b-bastard hot out the frying pan and onto the flyers of the prestigious Edinburgh Flange Festival. Geoff applies his sledgehammer wit to love, fetishes, and an excessively relaxing guided meditation... 

F*ck Me Like Dry Vegetable

F*ck Me Like Dry Vegetable

With over a decade's experience in the casino industry, Matthew Harrison reveals his hand on what really goes on inside a gambler’s paradise. After the success of last year's hit show A Girl With Two Dicks, Matthew returns to Edinburgh to debut his first solo show! His high-energy performance combined with his natural ability to read the room and cover risky topics without causing offence make him a crowd favourite on the London comedy circuit... 

Arna Spek: Museum Piece

Arna Spek: Museum Piece

Greet the midnight hour with Dutch comedian Arna Spek and special guests. Can Arna survive in Brexit Britain? Join this BBC Radio 4 New Act competitor for awkward tales of trying to fit in... 

Comedy World War 5

Comedy World War 5

The hit-show in its fifth year! Four international top comedians per night, one against one, no allies. Like in every world war, different line-up each night. Always started by a German (Christian Schulte-Loh) and finished by an American... 

America vs Sweden

America vs Sweden

The two greatest countries in the world send comic representatives to wage hilarious warfare on the stages of Edinburgh. Sweden sends its favorite son, Kris Laios and America sends the world famous Trevor Andersen... 

Lewis Schaffer: Unopened Letters from My Mother

Lewis Schaffer: Unopened Letters from My Mother

Each day the London-based New York comic will read an unopened letter from his mother, sent before she died alone in New York. 'Stands at the edge of metaphorical precipice' (R Stamp, FringeGuru... 

John Scott Delusions

John Scott Delusions

John Scott Delusions. The world has gone mad. So has John on occasion. Misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, aged 24. But then he got better… Well, turns out he was actually bipolar, which is a bit trendier... 

Inheritance

Inheritance

What do you do when a friend asks you to marry his mum to get out of inheritance tax? A new stand-up show from award-winning comic Ben Clover on what we get from our parents and what we pass on... 

Naked

Naked

'Naked is a little gem of a show' (ThePlusOnes.com/Melbourne). 'Stripping herself back and becoming vulnerable, this heartfelt comedian has nothing to hide as she is beautifully funny – a truly lovely human being... 

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... 

Christian Schulte-Loh: Rise of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Christian Schulte-Loh: Rise of the 50 Foot German Comedian

He's back! The German giant returns. Christian is a regular on German TV and in all major British comedy clubs, including The Comedy Store. He has gigged in more than 30 countries and has been called 'a funny German – the only one!' (Kkunst)... 

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

Noel is excited at the prospect of actually being at the Fringe this year, as he was "in the sticks" at Broughton Street last year. 'Comic art at it's best. Fun, fresh and superbly honed' (Steve Donelly, Entertainment Director, Bourne Leisure)... 

Comedy Lock-In

Comedy Lock-In

Daniel Audritt will be joined each evening by three of his favourite acts on the circuit. Stand-up, sketch, improv, musical comedy... every night will be a different bill. 

Bill Beteet: If You Feel Like Killing Yourself, Call Me

Bill Beteet: If You Feel Like Killing Yourself, Call Me

Bill Beteet, a Laugh Factory comedian from Chicago, will lead you through an existential comedic journey that will have you laugh about life, love, and your inevitable death. 

How Not to Pull: Confessions of a Trainee Pickup Artist – Free

How Not to Pull: Confessions of a Trainee Pickup Artist – Free

Ian was as attractive to women as a drunk rhino so Channel 4 television handed him over to seduction "gurus" who taught him techniques to find love. 

Adam Hess: Cactus

Adam Hess: Cactus

Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated chap and star of Live at the Palladium, Live From the BBC and other stuff returns for another smash-hit show. He's five foot eleven, he hates other families' plates, and he had his 18th birthday party on a riverboat on the Thames so when people realised how boring it was they couldn't leave... 

God Hates Me: I'm Trans

God Hates Me: I'm Trans

According to Baptist ministers in America, transpeople are going to Hell – a fact that Nicci is fine with, since apparently the Devil wears Prada. If people are trying to hate you, you have two options: run away or laugh at them... 

Lee Kyle: Somewhat Adorable Man Baby

Lee Kyle: Somewhat Adorable Man Baby

Sometimes, when comedians are interviewed, they talk about how they have a responsibility to talk about the issues. Lee Kyle doesn’t even know what the issues are. I mean, he does, he’s not a total idiot, but he has absolutely nothing to teach you... 

Nazi Jihadi

Nazi Jihadi

A German Muslim who grew up in Syria, South Africa and Pakistan. Toby Arsalan is basically all the bad guys from all the Die Hard movies squeezed into one. This show is Toby's attempt to find his place in this topsy-turvy world (spoiler alert: the place was within him all along!)... 

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... 

Paul Williams: Summertime Love

Paul Williams: Summertime Love

The summer is coming. You know what that means: beaches, bathing suits and boys (or girls depending on your sexual orientation. I personally prefer girls I just didn’t want to ruin the alliteration)... 

Old Men at the Gates of Dawn

Old Men at the Gates of Dawn

The Old Men, Rod Hunter and Les Sinclair return for a 6th year, joined again by the fantastic and slightly more youthful Raymond Mearns. Also making an occasional appearance this year will be the amazing Reg Anderson and together the four of them will be providing an hour of quality comedy reflecting their different life experiences (which is a lot of years!)... 

Audible Presents

Audible Presents

Audible presents four weekends of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for a new Audible stand-up series. 2016's shows featured Rory Bremner, Dom Joly, Beardyman, Chris Gethard, Sam Simmons, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Iain Lee, Tom Ballard and many more... 

Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye

Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye

After a successful 2016 Edinburgh run and transfer to Soho Theatre, Georgie is back telling a unique account of what it is to face inevitable blindness with her very own brand of humour... 

Belonging

Belonging

At 6'5, Anthony Ayton is the tallest black comedian at Edfringe to have a law degree. Probably. Raised in the East End before attending a public boarding school, a comprehensive, and, finally, grammar school, his tour of the British class system left him feeling like he has loyalty cards for every supermarket, but not enough points for a nutribullet... 

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Work in progress from the maestro of feel-good comedy. Fresh from touring UK and Australia. Star of Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For? (BBC Radio 4). ‘Amos is officially becoming a national treasure... 

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally’s had a gut full of fabricated food allergies. Her irritated bowel’s not down to wheat intolerance – it turns out she’s just intolerant. A liberating diagnosis, as she can now legitimately embrace her bitchier side; so watch out fussy eaters, over-sharers, and definitely that busy-body of a neighbour who’s not returned a single one of her home produced surveys on local off street parking. 

Frank Lavender: Fragile Masculinity

Frank Lavender: Fragile Masculinity

Meet Frank Lavender, comedian. When a grafting comic from the pub and club circuit of the north is told that his stock material isn’t suitable for the modern comedy palette, where does he go? Dropped by his management, left by his wife, Frank brings himself to the Edinburgh Fringe to find his place in the comedy world... 

Chris Martin: The One and Only Chris Martin

Chris Martin: The One and Only Chris Martin

‘One of the UK’s best young observationalists’ (Guardian) went viral in India this year – not in a good way. Chris explores his new found fame and why it means so much to him to be loved... 

Rik Carranza: I'm a Fan

Rik Carranza: I'm a Fan

How far would you go to fit in? What happens when you deny the very thing that defines you? In this deeply personal show, Rik Carranza revisits a past that forced him to choose between embracing his passions or bowing to the expectations of others... 

Danny O'Brien: RaconTour

Danny O'Brien: RaconTour

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O'Brien returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his most adventurous and unique solo show to date. After inheriting a broken-down, unreliable, older-than-he-is motorcycle, Danny decided to take to the road on a comedic expedition... 

Trans-Gangster

Trans-Gangster

Tai the Comedybawse lives in a real life rap video, but is it OK for gangsters to have mid-life crises? Trans-Gangster is a comedic journey through urban wit, music, and one-liners... 

Jacob Hawley: Fruit Machine

Jacob Hawley: Fruit Machine

In his first solo show, stand-up comedian Jacob Hawley (Comedy Store King Gong winner, Fresh Comedian of the Year finalist, four-star Brighton Fringe 2016) brings tales of patriotism, wasted liberalism and camels... 

More Equal Than Others

More Equal Than Others

Is this Romanian guy supposed to be the future of stand-up comedy? Bold, brash and a total smartass, Victor Pãtrãscan wings it in this one-man show and tries to get away with it. Basically, it's a spur of the moment contemplation on the inane, frivolous and vapid lives we all live, and cake... 

Sarah Bennetto: All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)

Sarah Bennetto: All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)

One dimwit comedian's every dumb decision presented in list form. Fifty great mistakes guaranteed. A new stand-up and sketch show by Melbourne-born, London-based comedian. As heard on BBC Radio 4, NTS's Mix-Tape and Glastonbury backstage radio... 

Donald Alexander and Stuart McPherson

Donald Alexander and Stuart McPherson

Following their sold out Glasgow Comedy Festival show, Donald and Stuart make their Edinburgh Fringe debut. Donald is awkward and Stuart is laconic. Stuart: Best Newcomer – Scottish Comedy Awards 2016, So You Think You’re Funny? finalist 2016... 

Splitting the Bill

Splitting the Bill

You are guaranteed to have a laugh at this brand-new stand-up comedy show. Featuring three mad lads from the west of Ireland. Come along and enjoy as these comedians each express their unique and hilarious views on the world, life and everything in-between... 

Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic

Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic

Ari Eldjárn is Iceland’s biggest stand-up comedian. Born and raised in Reykjavík, he debuted as a stand up comic in 2009 with his local comedy group Mið-Ísland, which is the highest selling stand-up act of all time in Iceland... 

On the Edge

On the Edge

On the Edge: five acts, five friends, five different backgrounds and five ways to have you in hysterics. We’ve got women, we’ve got men, we've got a mum, we've got a dad, an uncle, a posh one, a cockney one and one that we can’t even stereotype... 

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Matt was a DJ (Secret Garden Party, tracks played on XFM), then a doctor, but he decided that was making his parents too proud, so now he’s a comedian. The questionably named ‘DJ Chocolate Thunder’ invites you to a comedy house party – expect laughs, hip-hop and amazing guests! Featuring Joe Jacobs (Channel 4, BBC Radio 4, 6 Music, 1Xtra, ‘Always funny and entertaining’ (Bruce Dessau)) and Ali Woods. 

Afternoon Shaggers (Free Festival)

Afternoon Shaggers (Free Festival)

To mark its 10th Anniversary, the worldwide hit show puts on an extra afternoon special. A changing line-up of comedians talking about relationships and sex in the afternoon! What more could you want from a daytime show? ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsinLeicestershire... 

Maria Shehata: Wisdomless

Maria Shehata: Wisdomless

Having moved 5,437 miles for love, award-winning Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata presents her debut hour of playfully sardonic stand-up. Charmingly conversational and brutally honest, Maria divulges the realities of giving up a glamorous LA lifestyle to discover that saying 'I moved here for you' does not win every argument... 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A seventh year at the Edinburgh Festival! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit's funniest performers, hosted by award-winning comedian and rapper Chris Turner... 

Jem Brookes: Pull Yourself Together

Jem Brookes: Pull Yourself Together

Last year I was experiencing some of the worst depression I have had in over 20 years, so much so that I didn't come to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in seven years. Now, I'm back with a show that looks at a lifetime dealing with this illness, its causes and effects on my life, and how to cope with it... 

Aatif Nawaz: The Last Laugh

Aatif Nawaz: The Last Laugh

After Muslims Do It Five Times A Day and Aatificial Intelligence, Aatif Nawaz returns to the Fringe to have The Last Laugh. 'His intelligent observations will have you choking with laughter' (HuffingtonPost... 

Ellie Taylor: This Guy

Ellie Taylor: This Guy

Following a sell-out 2016 Fringe and nationwide tour, the star of BBC's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents an unmissable new hour of stand-up... 

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Malcolm Hardee Award nominee and Buxton Fringe Best Show winner (and triple nominee) explores bravery in a volatile world. No gimmicks, no f*cking about, no prisoners. As Roosevelt said: ‘it’s not the critic who counts, it’s the man in the arena’... 

Annie McGrath: Ambivert

Annie McGrath: Ambivert

After last year’s joke did so well (Dave’s Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016), Annie returns to Edinburgh with another one. Annie has written and performed on ITV2, Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio Wales... 

Hari Sriskantha: Clown Atlas

Hari Sriskantha: Clown Atlas

Rejected titles: Joy Story, Ha Ha Land, Hari Sriskantha and the Order of the Glee-nix. Basically this is a show about happiness. The debut hour from Hari Sriskantha, a 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist, a 2012 Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, and the presenter of BBC Brit's Socially Awkward Situations... 

The Rule of Threes

The Rule of Threes

Daniel Audritt (hilarious stand-up and internationally acclaimed director; Amused Moose Finalist) Tamar Broadbent (hilarious world-touring stand-up and musical comedian; Amused Moose Finalist) and chubby American Sid Singh (deeply insecure writer of this bio, no idea what Amused Moose is) are joining forces to give the only show of the Fringe that combines the best of stand-up, improv, musical comedy and more... 

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... 

Raymond Mearns is Present and Incorrect

Raymond Mearns is Present and Incorrect

Hello there! I'm back at the Fringe and back in The Beehive. If you want the meaning of life, go and see some other bawbag up at the Pleasance, because I only deal in straight-forward, laugh-out-loud comedy! If you want to see a great stand-up show with awesome storytelling and moments of genuine improvisation, then, in the words of the late departed George Michael, I’m your man... 

Samantha Pressdee: Back 2 Basics

Samantha Pressdee: Back 2 Basics

A bittersweet tale of political awakening. With nothing left to lose but everything to fight for, Samantha followed Russell Brand to the frontline of the revolution – a council estate in Barnet... 

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). 

Stephen Carlin: The Rise of the Autistic

Stephen Carlin: The Rise of the Autistic

First came the Jurassic period, then the Enlightenment and now the Age of Autistics. Welcome to 2017! Where emotional intelligence is thrown out the window to be replaced by resentment and self-justification... 

James Nokise: Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs

James Nokise: Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs

Let's chat about your race relations issue. Who better with than a Samoan/Welsh comedian from New Zealand? Focusing on Britain's unique history with the Golliwog – It's all about addressing the mixed-race elephant in the room… when the elephant is staring at a racially triggering doll... 

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). 

Sweet Things

Sweet Things

An hour of comedy from two up-and-comers, Micky Overman – ‘a keen comic mind’ (Chortle.co.uk) – and Helen Bauer – ‘Bauer is so funny’ (NPRBerlin.de) – about life and all their feelings, which they're super excited to share with you... 

#AA Abnormal Asian

#AA Abnormal Asian

'The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe' **** (AdelaideNow.com.au). Award-winning Singaporean comedian Jinx Yeo (first Runner-Up, Hong Kong International Comedy Festival) presents his all-new 2017 stand-up comedy show... 

Organ Freeman

Organ Freeman

A selfish man – ‘a very funny man at the peak of his powers’ (IrishPost.co.uk) – is forced to reassess everything when asked to carry out the ultimate act of generosity for his brother... 

Fin Taylor: Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey

Fin Taylor: Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey

The most talked about comedian from last year’s Fringe is back. He’s still white, and you’re still hippies. Something’s got to give. And I’m not blacking up. It’s been a globe-trotting year for Whitey... 

Eleanor Conway's Walk of Shame

Eleanor Conway's Walk of Shame

'Chaotic and electric’ **** (Skinny). Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes: she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the triads, made hardcore porn and Tinder’d her way through most of London… Now sober from alcohol and substances, she’s failing to find moderation and meaning... 

Aaaaaaargh! Macbeth… Without the Shakespeare Bollocks

Aaaaaaargh! Macbeth… Without the Shakespeare Bollocks

Bruce’s comic observations probe deep into medieval Scotland. Shakespeare shamefully misrepresented a man who, in his time, was a popular Scottish king. His death, at the hands of Malcolm, led to Anglicisation of Scotland… and eventually "the English play"... 

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). 

Equality Street

Equality Street

Kimi is known for her exuberant style and her stories of taking on the tribulations of daily life. As unashamedly forthright as she is hilarious, Kimi is a rising star of the Scottish comedy scene (Scottish Comedian of the Year semi-finalist, 2016)... 

Always Be Rolling – Free

Always Be Rolling – Free

How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won't you join him? 'Brilliant, charming, funny' (Richard Osman). 

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

Total sell-out 2005-2016 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the show was a little bit longer' **** (Fest). Benji Waterstones: 'the cardigan, slouch and world-weariness of a young Jeremy Hardy' (Chortle... 

Andrew White: It Was Funnier in My Head

Andrew White: It Was Funnier in My Head

Andrew White's It Was Funnier in My Head takes a look at life as a parent-dependent teenager, being only 17 himself! Covering everything from passing out in PE to the banes of elderly neighbours, and from accepting baldness to travelling in China, the show promises an entertaining hour full of laughs! He'll even be introduced and warmed-up by his very own Dad! 

The Family Friendly(ish) Stand-Up Show

The Family Friendly(ish) Stand-Up Show

Two world travelled comedians, Dylan Gott (Canada) and Radu Isac (Romania), perform an hour of sort of clean comedy. This show is fit for the whole family, as long as your family are all over 16... 

Aaaaaaand Now It's Time for Roger Swift's Puneumatic

Aaaaaaand Now It's Time for Roger Swift's Puneumatic

Puns. Lots of puns. Spoken puns. Visual puns. Musical puns. Contrived puns. No themes, no learning, no sad bit at the 45 minute mark. You know what you're getting. From UK Pun championship finalist of 2016 and 2017 plus writer of one of Dave’s Top 15 Jokes of the Fringe 2016, comes an hour of puns and all round zany madness... 

Caroline Mabey: Quetzals

Caroline Mabey: Quetzals

Caroline’s memory isn’t what it once was. Or so she assumes. Join her as she desperately tries to memorise the 103 allowable two-letter Scrabble words, in this joyful, addled meander through self-help, holistic dance and learning to love the disappointment of truly being yourself... 

Daniel Cook: For Money

Daniel Cook: For Money

Money. Cash. Dollar. Cheddar. Dough. Skrilla. Call it what you like (and people clearly have), Daniel Cook doesn't have any of it, but would things be better if he did? He returns to the Fringe with another hour of manic, gangly-man-child stand-up comedy... 

Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

In April 2015, Robin Ince announced that he really had to stop doing stand-up as he was on the cusp of insanity. Audiences disagreed, believing he’d breached that cusp long ago. After spending 18 months touring with Professor Brian Cox and writing his new book, I’m A Joke… and So Are You, he realised it was time to start the trepanning again and returns with a new show... 

Michael Brandon – Off-Ramps

Michael Brandon – Off-Ramps

The star of 'Dempsey and Makepeace', ‘Episodes' and 'Jerry Springer: The Opera', Michael Brandon gave himself two years to star in a Hollywood movie. Still there after 50, he now lifts the lid on a half-century of showbiz... 

Ahir Shah: Control

Ahir Shah: Control

In an age of global socio-political turmoil, Shah presents a show about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, resistance, and milk. Ahir's last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre, and a national tour... 

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

Cold Hard Cache is the debut comedy adventure from double act The Delightful Sausage – AKA Chris Cantrill, ‘Simple and bizarre punchlines with unerring skill’ ***** (EdFestMag... 

Nobody Puts Bibby in the Corner

Nobody Puts Bibby in the Corner

A one-man variety show by award-winning comedian Dave Bibby. Sketches, improv, storytelling and sick rhymes (you heard!). Expect fast-paced spontaneity, silliness and a conveyor belt of comedy characters in this debut hour... 

Rachel Fairburn: Her Majesty

Rachel Fairburn: Her Majesty

Families need strong female role models, problem is there's too many in Rachel's clan. They aren't just strong, they're the matriarchs of the matriarchy. It’s no wonder all her heroes are men... 

Schutte the Unromantic

Schutte the Unromantic

A comic solo show written and performed by Katy Schutte (Happily Never After/Knightmare Live/Who Ya Gonna Call?). Katy is not a romantic. This is the story of her trying to find love despite freezing up at chocolates, serenades and thoughtful surprises... 

Adam Rowe: Unbearable

Adam Rowe: Unbearable

Does wanting to care, even if you don’t really, make you a good person? Adam Rowe thinks so, but then again he would; he’s unbearable. He’s an arrogant, self-indulgent narcissist who will make absolutely anything about himself – AKA a comedian... 

American Immigrant: Zoltan Kaszas

American Immigrant: Zoltan Kaszas

Award-winning American comedian and 'breakout star' (TheAtlantic.com) Zoltan Kaszas (FOX, Hulu, Sirius XM Radio) debuts his stand-up show, American Immigrant, at the 2017 Fringe with storytelling material on travelling, Trump and growing up with a Communist-era Hungarian mother... 

Erich McElroy Tops Trump

Erich McElroy Tops Trump

It's pretty hard to top the most controversial figure in modern political history but American-born, British-based comic McElroy has stacked the deck. He’s got all the alternative truth, the fakest news and is gonna make the Fringe great again... 

An Aussie Abroad

An Aussie Abroad

Brett grew up in the suburbs and went to one of the worst schools in Western Australia. He didn’t know he was an Aussie bogan when he started traveling the world (Bali) with his ‘strayan accent... 

Matt Price: The Weed Fairy

Matt Price: The Weed Fairy

My Dad is known by West Country Police as Anthony Price, AKA the Weed Fairy. He was arrested in July 2016 for his choice of gardening. This is a David and Goliath story. It’s also a show about pride and learning to let go of the past... 

Keith Farnan: Work and Words in Progress

Keith Farnan: Work and Words in Progress

Keith Farnan (Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow) has tried to answer some of the big questions in life in previous shows, but now seems like a good time to just be funny. In previous shows he’s talked about everything from women’s rights to the disappearance of privacy to the unjust nature of the death penalty, without ever having understood how the world can’t change and so it might just be time for him to change... 

Glenn Moore: The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle

Glenn Moore: The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle

'Tipped for great things' (GQ), Glenn Moore, from critically-acclaimed sketch comedy duo Thunderbards, returns to Edinburgh with a second 'relentlessly silly and gag-laden show' (List)... 

Viv Groskop: Anchorwoman

Viv Groskop: Anchorwoman

Following last year’s five-star sold-out run, BBC Radio 4’s Viv Groskop presents Anchorwoman, a show exploring our relationship with the news, asking why exactly all the news is so annoying at the moment... 

Will Seaward Goes to El Dorado

Will Seaward Goes to El Dorado

Intrepid comedian Will Seaward is going to the jungles of South America in search of the legendary lost city of El Dorado. For real. And he's recruiting. This show is his pitch. Fancy untold adventure? Come sign up! Fancy seeing a grown man slash at undergrowth onstage? Come and see the show anyway... 

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp

In 2009, Steve spent his summer working at a kids camp in America. Woefully ill-equipped, disastrously naive and notoriously bad with children – this is the true story of what happened... 

Dylan Gott: Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

Dylan Gott: Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

Canadian comedian Dylan Gott performs a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy about being a virgin until 23 (he's 31 now) and how that affected attempting a long distance open relationship with the only partner he's ever had, plus some jokes about pot... 

Liam Withnail: The Immigration Game

Liam Withnail: The Immigration Game

'Fantastic' (Scotsman). 'Slick, fast paced banter' (Skinny). 'Fringe shows you need to see' (Wow247.co.uk). Withnail returns to the Fringe after discovering the true cost of love in the United Kingdom. 

Best of Chortle Student Comedy Award

Best of Chortle Student Comedy Award

It's where scores of top comedians started their brilliant careers, from familiar household names to circuit and cult favourites. Now see some of the best acts from the past 14 years of the Chortle Student Comedy Award – for free – in one fabulous showcase... 

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... 

Bilal Zafar: Biscuit

Bilal Zafar: Biscuit

Join 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year winner of the same year as he explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times... 

Laughter is the Best Placebo

Laughter is the Best Placebo

My life is a constant search for emotional and electrical outlets. If you can relate, this is the show for you. If you'd like to sample my sense of humour check out my twitter @ThisMadeMeCool 

Becky Brunning: Beaming

Becky Brunning: Beaming

Debut solo show from Funny Women finalist and Broadchurch actor Becky Brunning. Edgy and average: the love child of rock’n’roll and cardigans. Becky is conflicted – about everything... 

Infant Hercules

Infant Hercules

Loud, outspoken and very accessible political comedy from a Northern working-class prospective. Likened to a hybrid of Jerry Sadowitz and Johnny Vegas, Chris is opinionated and a tour de force... 

Ava Rage

Ava Rage

A high-octane hour of stand-up, clowning and music. The debut show from comedian Lorna Shaw (E4, BBC Three, BBC Radio 4), one half of the critically acclaimed duo That Pair (Sketchorama BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre, Funny Women Finalists)... 

Larry Dean: Fandan

Larry Dean: Fandan

Amused Moose Comedy Award winner and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean returns to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of ‘fascinatingly funny’ (Evening Standard) comedy following his debut stand-up tour and a stint at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival... 

Paul ‘Silky’ White’s Food Fight!

Paul ‘Silky’ White’s Food Fight!

You are what you eat. This explains a lot. We’re in a right state. Whose idea was growing food with poison? Why risk your life for a humble pie? 2016 Fringe sell-out. 2018 statistic?  

Nick Revell vs Lily, Evil Cat Queen of Earth Planet and The Laughing Fridge

Nick Revell vs Lily, Evil Cat Queen of Earth Planet and The Laughing Fridge

'Revell makes you laugh and think; a rare and cherishable combination these days' (Scotsman). 'Scalpel-sharp satirist' (Evening Standard). Sell-out run 2016. So, one day, this stray cat just appears out my 3D organic printer... 

Jack Barry: High Treason

Jack Barry: High Treason

This show is about why we should legalise all the drugs. It's serious business, so has a serious name. But it's also a pun, so you know you'll have fun. As seen/heard on Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV 2 and BBC Radio 4... 

Danny McLoughlin: 01/02

Danny McLoughlin: 01/02

01/02 is a stand up show about one particular week in a young man’s life. A week full of so much excess, terrible decisions and even more terrible clothes, that it drove a teenage lad to already question how he was living his life... 

Crossbones

Crossbones

Following on from her hit show Coin-Operated Girl, Miranda Kane takes you on a tour of Crossbones Graveyard and tells the story of the prostitutes who worked for the Bishop of Winchester, as well as many others like them throughout history... 

Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other

Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other

They haven't got enough material for their own solo shows and nobody else will work with them, so Christian Talbot and Rosie Holt will be performing stand-up, sketches and music while barely concealing their mutual contempt for each other... 

Iguana Mum

Iguana Mum

Wish big, wish high, but be careful what you wish for. That's what marriage and kids have taught Sindhu Vee (Live from the BBC, BBC Radio, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled).The BBC New Comedy Award finalist talks about power struggles, Vikings, mothering, Wall Street, benign dictatorship – the key building blocks of family life – and why love isn’t always enough but sometimes it is... 

Laft Punk

Laft Punk

Start your evening with Matt Duwell and Victor Patrascan as they bring the finest selection of alternative and off the wall comedy from across the Fringe that doesn't play by the rules... 

The Idiot's Guide to Kink

The Idiot's Guide to Kink

Want to spice up your love life? Not sure what S&M stands for? Fifty Shades of Grey made you angry and confused? Never fear! Ros Ballinger is here to guide you through the weird, wonderful world of beginner's BDSM... 

Simon Munnery: Renegade Plumber

Simon Munnery: Renegade Plumber

'One of the most tirelessly silly stalwarts of the Fringe' (Time Out) provides tales of plumbing woes and his attempts at under-tent heating, and ridicules the insanity of capitalism... 

Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People

Tony Law: Absurdity for the Common People

Multi award-winning power wizard of comedy Tony Law is heading back to the top. Join for a thing that happens anyway. Whimsy is not just for nerds and farmers. Tony Law is your maverick truth slinger of ridiculousness for the people... 

Aaaaaaargh! How Can I Drive to a Gig With a Jakey on My Bonnet?

Aaaaaaargh! How Can I Drive to a Gig With a Jakey on My Bonnet?

All he had to do was drive to the gig, perform a stand-up set, use appropriate language, and pick up a cheque. What could possibly go wrong? Award-winning Scottish stand-up Bruce Fummey tells the story of one night in the life of a stand-up comic... 

Keir McAllister: Hey, You’re Only Cosmic Dust!

Keir McAllister: Hey, You’re Only Cosmic Dust!

A new satirical hour from award-winning stand-up comic and writer Keir McAllister. Acclaimed circuit comic McAllister has become a Fringe favourite with political satire shows Aye Right, How No?, So That’s What We Voted For? and Topical Storm... 

Harriet Kemsley: Bad at Doing

Harriet Kemsley: Bad at Doing

Multi award-winning stand-up and absolute mess Harriet Kemsley has survived another year and returns with her best show yet. Credits: Damned for Channel 4, Kevin Hart's LOL Live, tour support for Katherine Ryan and Isy Suttie... 

Robyn's Bad Decision Time

Robyn's Bad Decision Time

Everyone has a crazy family. Some are bad at relationships. But few justify their emotional decisions with stats and scientific research. Join Robyn on this "informative" journey of unbelievable, yet relatable, stories, seeing first hand what happens when you don't think before you act... 

On the Edge

On the Edge

On the Edge: five acts, five friends, five different backgrounds and five ways to have you in hysterics. We’ve got women, we’ve got men, we've got a mum, we've got a dad, an uncle, a posh one, a cockney one and one that we can’t even stereotype... 

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue present a rotating cast of the country's brightest young comedians. Former Revue members include Michael Palin, Stewart Lee, Al Murray, Katy Brand, Sally Phillips, Armando Iannucci and Rowan Atkinson... 

Kevin James Doyle: 30 Year Old Virgin

Kevin James Doyle: 30 Year Old Virgin

Raised a devout Christian, Kevin knew sex was meant for marriage only. When his engagement fell apart, he thought he'd missed the train for sex... until he took a ride of heartbreak, horniness and climactic hilarity... 

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... 

Paul McCaffrey: Suburban Legend

Paul McCaffrey: Suburban Legend

Star of Impractical Jokers (BBC Three). As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three) and Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), McCaffrey has performed to thousands of people in the last 12 months, supporting Sean Lock and Rob Beckett on their UK tours and is one of the most sought after headline acts in the country in his own right... 

Guns 'n' Rosé With Peter E Davidson / Free Festival

Guns 'n' Rosé With Peter E Davidson / Free Festival

Peter E Davidson is a wine drinking man adrift in a sea of beer drinkers. How the hell did he end up this way? Are you born a rosé wine drinker or, through a series of unfortunate incidents, do you grow to be one? How many times can you lie to a barman saying ‘... 

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land

Saurabh Kikani is many things: stand-up comedian, film producer, lawyer, political activist... most of all... disappointment to his parents. He also considered himself a citizen of the world but in a time of Trump and Brexit, his citizenship anywhere may be revoked... 

Andrew Silverwood is a 'Self-Absorbed Tw*t'

Andrew Silverwood is a 'Self-Absorbed Tw*t'

Last week I got pulled over by the police for not wearing a helmet on my £20 children's scooter. I was wearing a fedora and a denim jacket. I was one latte away from being Shoreditch, or part of a crappy biker gang... 

Alex Kealy: The Art of the Keal

Alex Kealy: The Art of the Keal

Watch a 'marvellous stand-up' (Skinny) funnify the slow-motion explosion that is 2017 liberal democracy. Politics, amirite?! 'Hilarious... fresh, insightful and original... a great hour of cerebral stand-up comedy – and Alex Kealy is a name to watch' **** (FringeGuru... 

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

Desiree Burch: Unf*ckable

As seen on Frankie Boyle’s American Autopsy and 8 Out of 10 Cats. Heard on Welcome to Night Vale and The Guilty Feminist Podcast. The 2015 Funny Women Award-winner presents her second comedy hour on sex, race and capitalism... 

Ben Van der Velde – Sidekick

Ben Van der Velde – Sidekick

Some people are life's heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and daring-do. Others just hold their jackets. As the credits roll and the heroes hump, join Ben off-camera as he salutes the Barney Rubbles, Boo-Boos and Dr Watsons of the world... 

Lolbot Wars

Lolbot Wars

3! 2! 1! Activate! Total comedy carnage will ensue, as the Fringe's best comedians and performers take each other on in head-to-head contests of words, wits and weapons. Expect performers to hit each other with (inflatable) axes, improvised stand-up challenges, rap battling, sword fights, Nerf guns and guest-star house lolbots! You are the judges! Hosted by Elliot Wengler – 'enviable performing abilities' (TheTab... 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Scrappy Cuddler

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Scrappy Cuddler

Sweet... but zingers included. Suzanne Lea Shepherd is a New York comedian who was selected for the San Francisco Comedy Competition finals and the New York Winter Film Festival finals... 

Splitting the Bill

Splitting the Bill

You are guaranteed to have a laugh at this brand-new stand-up comedy show. Featuring three mad lads from the west of Ireland. Come along and enjoy as these comedians each express their unique and hilarious views on the world, life and everything in-between... 

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

Are you, do you know, or have you been a pessimist? Are you, have you been, or do you want to be happy? This is the stand-up comedy show for you! Matt Duwell – 'Grand ideas, infectious charisma and quality comedy' (Kent Comedy) – will teach you how your new found pessimism can make you happier (within reason of course!). 

Komödie Distillery

Komödie Distillery

Possibly the last chance to see European comedians in the UK! Four of London’s funniest new comedians collide in a comedy show to make you chortle. Distilling the finest comedy flavours of 2017; teetotals also welcome... 

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Following the success of last year's show, Jenny is returning with a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy. ‘Hilarious’ ***** (EdFestMag.com). ‘Brilliant... Everyone leaves wishing they were her friend’ **** (ArtsAwardVoice... 

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... 

Alfie Brown: Whatever Works

Alfie Brown: Whatever Works

Alfie Brown is trying out new jokes. Jokes about therapy, what makes a good school, war, child swearing and Eric Clapton. Come and see this exceptionally funny, ferocious and interesting comedian do jokes before he's learnt how to make them acceptable to the more easily offended... 

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

In 1993, Alexander Bennett won a ‘most beautiful baby’s smile’ competition at Butlins in Skegness. 24 years later, in the absence of any other awards, he’s rounding up his competitors from that day for a rematch... 

John Robertson: Dominant

John Robertson: Dominant

More unstructured stand-up from the Cardinal of Chaos, the Ayatollah of Abuse, the Duke of Puke, John Robertson. Chaotic, spontaneous, loud. A truly unique live experience. ***** (Skinny)... 

Dana Alexander: The Milk Is Not Free, But Sometimes It Is on Sale

Dana Alexander: The Milk Is Not Free, But Sometimes It Is on Sale

Join Dana Alexander in her fifth Edinburgh Show, as she navigates through the matrix of the modern world of dating. This full-time singleton and recent cougar has had her fair share of dating disasters... 

Kevin McAleer: Saying Yes to Yes

Kevin McAleer: Saying Yes to Yes

Join Ireland's biggest lama Kevin McAleer for an hour of divine light entertainment, with mindfulness, bananarama yoga, fire walking with dolphins, psychic flower arranging, neurolinguistic colonic hydrotherapy reprogramming, tree visualization, and ego massage... 

Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life

Juliet Meyers: This Flipping Rescue Dog Has Ruined My Life

Juliet (writer on The Sarah Millican Television Programme and 8 out of 10 Cats) and her dog have issues. This is a show about unconditional love, anxiety, peeing on things and being a wolf... 

Luca Cupani: It's Me!

Luca Cupani: It's Me!

Not overly interested in the biggest problems of the world, Luca focuses on an easier question: who am I? With the help of science, astrology and religion, the award-winning Italian comedian who was too funny for his own country might even find an answer! So You Think You're Funny 2015 winner, Luca lives in London (bracing himself for Brexit... 

Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

Save your soul with laughter. Witness Ireland's finest stand-ups, along with holy discussions and blessed games. Handpicked by Irish Comedian of the Year 2016, Steve Bennett. Join the congregation or go to hell. 

Vladimir McTavish: Scotland the State of the Nation

Vladimir McTavish: Scotland the State of the Nation

Following Fringe sell-outs in 2015 and 2016, and a successful tour of Australia and New Zealand, Vladimir McTavish returns to The Stand with a brand new topical show. After another political rollercoaster of a year, 'Scotland’s top satirical stand-up' (Morning Star) takes an irreverent look at where we go now... 

Jason Neale: Talking and Pausing

Jason Neale: Talking and Pausing

Jason turns up, picks up the mic and talks... there's no particular narrative arc to the show and you won't be expected to cry. He doesn't have a suitcase of props, he's not cool, he's not alternative; he's just really funny for an hour... 

Shehan Wanigasekera: Wa Niga Wit Attitude

Shehan Wanigasekera: Wa Niga Wit Attitude

Shehan Wanigasekera is an Aussie comedian from Sydney who is hilarious... at least that what he thinks. His style of comedy is a mix of observational, ethnic and talking about weird things, weird people and awkward situations that have happened in his life... 

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... 

Daniel Sloss: NOW

Daniel Sloss: NOW

‘Dazzling wit... Unstoppable!’ (Telegraph). ‘Deliciously dark stand-up’ **** (Mail on Sunday). ‘Funny, intelligent and charming’ **** (Evening News). New show from internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish comedian... 

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

‘Hilarious... It gets no better than this... Brilliant!’ (Time Out). ‘Exhilarating… ridiculousness’ (Age, Australia). ‘Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess’ (Scotland on Sunday)... 

Aside Effect

Aside Effect

Aside Effect. A stand-up comedy show about a man (Winter Foenander) who finds himself in a perpetual state of madness; as he attempts to retrace his steps back to humanity. 

Craig Hill: Someone's Gonna Get Kilt!

Craig Hill: Someone's Gonna Get Kilt!

'Flat-out hilarious... audience was in absolute paroxysms of laughter... he has a wide appeal and it is genuinely funny' ***** (Mirror). Weegie believe it? Scotland's kilted comedy treasure is back! ‘Class… Hill actually has to wait until the audience stops laughing before he can start again... 

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

A brutally funny storytelling show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns (MTV, ichannel) about learning to laugh at the visible and invisible scars of surviving domestic violence, drug addiction and mental illness, plus some feminism for comic relief... 

David Ephgrave: Now Who's a Comedian?

David Ephgrave: Now Who's a Comedian?

At 36, David is still unable to function in society. Every midday, the daily blogging comic will dissect his awkward life when he should be having lunch. His wife threatened to take a show with this title to Edinburgh, so David got in first... 

Reginald D Hunter: Some People vs Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter: Some People vs Reginald D Hunter

Reginald's searingly honest material has garnered him a fan base spanning the generations. His TV appearances include Have I Got News For You?, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and BBC Two's hugely popular series Reginald D Hunter's Songs of the South, documenting Reginald's epic road trip through 150 years of American popular song... 

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison. Comedian. Winner. Join award-winning comedian James Bennison as he challenges you to play every single game show from the past 30 years to win the James Bennison Trophy of Winning... 

Carl Donnelly: The Nutter on the Bus

Carl Donnelly: The Nutter on the Bus

Join double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Carl Donnelly on the top deck of a bus for his all new show about spiritual awakenings and letting go of your past. 'Observational genius' (Guardian)... 

Mike Newall: Desert Boot-Leg Island Discs

Mike Newall: Desert Boot-Leg Island Discs

Accepting he’ll never guest on Desert Island Discs, Mike creates his own version. A love for music and nostalgia, it's a show he's always wanted to be on, and now he is. 'Well-crafted jokes, great call-backs and a wonderfully dry delivery' (ThreeWeeks)... 

#AlmostFamous

#AlmostFamous

Join local comic Kevin McPadden as he discusses the trials and tribulations of being an up-and-coming comic through hilarious self-deprecating storytelling. After last year's #BiggerThanKanye show, Kevin has lowered his expectations to #AlmostFamous... 

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... 

Accidents Happen to Sasha Ellen

Accidents Happen to Sasha Ellen

At the tender age of three, Sasha Ellen accidentally killed a kitten... And she hasn't stopped murdering since. A brutally honest stand-up show about mishaps, misunderstandings and general screw-ups... 

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

'My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style' (Maya Angelou). Hilarious multi award-winning comedian is putting up her dukes and picking her battles! Winner of Asian Women of Achievement Award 2015 and Star of Edinburgh Award-winning show 2007... 

Alpha Child

Alpha Child

Alpha Child is here! The debut show from Alex Oliver (as heard on the BBC New Comedy Show, BBC Radio Norfolk/Suffolk, Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, 2014). An autobiographical show taking material from his conception up until present day! Tackling the big issues such as his voice and body – the show is about maturity, as he meanders through a cacophony of anecdotes and problems to argue his case for Alpha status... 

Mind Your Head

Mind Your Head

Journalist, musician and stand-up Marc Burrows returns following his 2014 show The Ten Best Songs of All Time with a personal trek through his mental health history, including his time in a psychiatric ward, suicide attempts, depression and bipolar diagnosis... 

Brendon Lemon, Prophet of Doom

Brendon Lemon, Prophet of Doom

Based on his 2016 prediction of Trump's election during his last special, Prophet of Doom is award-winning Chicago-based stand-up Brendon Lemon's examination of the absurd nature of life, prophetic soothsaying on how the world is probably going to end and whether or not that would even be that bad... 

David Trent: Here's Your Future

David Trent: Here's Your Future

Take a deep breath and join me on a multimedia rampage. I’ll stare down the world’s most disturbing kids animation, smart forks and mattresses, virtual bedtimes, robosex, gay cakes, international hummus day and the European light bulb directive... 

Kieran Boyd: Sitzpinkler

Kieran Boyd: Sitzpinkler

Sitzpinkler (n, Ger) – A man who sits down to urinate; a coward. A stand-up comedy show about fear, silly words and wee. ‘Wryly funny… Engaging and well-executed’ (Fest). 'Impressively funny... 

Tom Ward: Love Machine

Tom Ward: Love Machine

Tom Ward (Chortle Award Winner 2017, BBC Worldwide, Comedy Central) returns with a picnic of broken dreams to share! And the dome-haired, exuberant loner brings forth quite a banquet... 

The Hardest Working Men in Show Business

The Hardest Working Men in Show Business

Beta-males Nathan D’Arcy Roberts (shortlisted for BBC Radio New Comedy Award, 2016) and Ross Smith (So You Think You’re Funny? Semi-Finalist, 2015) explore identity, nostalgia and modern love in an anecdotal and innovative free stand-up show... 

A Comedy Brunch

A Comedy Brunch

Wakey, wakey! Start your day with two 30 minute sets from two of the North East's rising stars of comedy. Cerebral and articulate with elegant punchlines, Neil Harris, a computer programmer turned stand-up, reached the final of the Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian 2016 and appeared on BBC Radio Newcastle's Jesting About... 

Markus Birdman's Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea

Markus Birdman's Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea

Deliciously dark re-workings, told through stand-up and live art. Three classic stories of making a deal with the wrong guy: Rumpelstiltskin, Faustus and the blues guitarist selling his soul at the crossroads... 

Dharmander Singh from Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Dharmander Singh from Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Come and join cheeky chappy Dharmander Singh as he entertains with incredibly funny stories and observations about the pressures of being named after a Bollywood legend, the changes in long-term relationships and the challenges and pleasures of being a brown Brummie in Berlin... 

Pete Johansson: Pete Jo-Handsome Comes Alive!

Pete Johansson: Pete Jo-Handsome Comes Alive!

For this brief hour, the very attractive Pete Johansson emerges to give all his love and skill and joy and thought to the one true god worth possibly dying for: live comedy. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News and his own comedy special on Netflix, You Might Also Enjoy Pete Johansson... 

Rob Oldham: Brink

Rob Oldham: Brink

Brink is a free stand-up show from award-winning young comic Rob Oldham. It looks at growing up, politics, and being a hypocrite in the 21st century. There are also two jokes about bums... 

Stephen Bailey: Can't Think Straight

Stephen Bailey: Can't Think Straight

Following his sell-out debut tour and appearances on ITV’s Safeword, Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and W’s Celebrity Advice Bureau, everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with another of his infamous gossips... 

Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

Soon after winning the Edinburgh panel prize in 2014 for Funz and Gamez, Phil was cryogenically frozen until scientists could find a cure for his rare and non-sexually transmitted disease... 

Alistair Williams: Food

Alistair Williams: Food

This is the story of how changing the food you eat changes your life. It's also an hour of old school stand-up comedy. I do not cry at any point during this show. Thank you x. www.alistairwilliams... 

Yuriko Kotani: Green in English, Blue in Japanese

Yuriko Kotani: Green in English, Blue in Japanese

Hello everyone! I am a UK-based new-ish comedian Yuriko Kotani from Japan. Please come and join my trial-and-error, work-in-progress show! As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central... 

The Walk of Shame

The Walk of Shame

Edinburgh virgins Tori Millard and Josh Jones (Chortle Student Comedy Awards finalist) are finally bringing their first show to the fringe and this brassy, sassy pair are ready to take the bull by the tap... 

A Sad Joke About Life

A Sad Joke About Life

Somewhere between a social commentary and philosophical essay, but written by a comedian with the purpose of being somewhat funny. A not to be missed hour of comedy. 

Jon Pearson: Feet First

Jon Pearson: Feet First

To hell with the consequences! Jon loves jumping in feet first when it comes to the big decisions. Becoming a pub landlord, building a kitchen and a bathroom in the same week, deciding to get married 2,000 miles from home, with no guests... 

Scott Barnett: Quantumly Entangled With a Blobfish

Scott Barnett: Quantumly Entangled With a Blobfish

Quite possibly the best/only show about blobfish you’ll ever see. Scott Barnett’s debut comedy show, blends surreal silliness with thoughtful gems of wisdom, mined from the ore of nonsense mountain... 

Scott 'The Redman' Redmond: Departures

Scott 'The Redman' Redmond: Departures

Death invited you to decide the fate of The Poet. Tom Jones is God, limes are thrown and dogs rebel against the government. Departures is a mix of stand-up, poetry, music and theatre from Scott 'The Redman' Redmond, in which a poet is stuck in purgatory... 

The Abersham Flat

The Abersham Flat

Hey, I'm Taco. In 2015 a conman named Andy moved into my flat in London and started systematically defrauding the other residents out of hundreds of pounds. Also that year, my parents split up after 23 years, I spoke to my biological father for the first time, got my heart broken, and had my laptop confiscated by police during a fraud investigation... 

Richard Todd: Monsters

Richard Todd: Monsters

Like a piece of forgotten sellotape stuck on a wall, neurotic ditherer Richard Todd clings to nothing but his place on the earth; may his grip hold for an hour of art therapy, inner demons and salad... 

Struan Logan: Mingalabar

Struan Logan: Mingalabar

Scottish comedian Struan Logan spent three months in South East Asia, performing stand-up in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong along with travelling through Vietnam, Taiwan and his favourite, Myanmar (formerly Burma)... 

Afternoon Shaggers (Free Festival)

Afternoon Shaggers (Free Festival)

To mark its 10th Anniversary, the worldwide hit show puts on an extra afternoon special. A changing line-up of comedians talking about relationships and sex in the afternoon! What more could you want from a daytime show? ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsinLeicestershire... 

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

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

A selection of five of the hottest up-and-coming comedians at the festival in this stand-up comedy showcase extravaganza, with a different line up daily featuring your headliner Roger Swift. 

Will Mars: This

Will Mars: This

This British New Yorker has been seen on Fox's Showtime at the Apollo (US) and the BBC's Stand Up for Comic Relief (UK). This former English Comedian of the Year finalist has performed eight sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows in five years... 

Amy Howerska Goddess... *Unless Tired or Hungry.

Amy Howerska Goddess... *Unless Tired or Hungry.

Howerska has released her inner goddess! She's a lazy nightmare who might be holding her back; not ideal when it's time to start popping out sprogs. But should everyone be a mother? What if your mother was less LOL and more la la, and your parenting reference points are off the grid (like most members of your family)... 

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! 

Sarah Bennetto: All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)

Sarah Bennetto: All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)

One dimwit comedian's every dumb decision presented in list form. Fifty great mistakes guaranteed. A new stand-up and sketch show by Melbourne-born, London-based comedian. As heard on BBC Radio 4, NTS's Mix-Tape and Glastonbury backstage radio... 

Conor Drum: All My Friends Are Dead

Conor Drum: All My Friends Are Dead

A show about being the only remaining singleton in a world full of weddings, mortgages, children, security and a lack thereof. Irish comic/actor Conor Drum has appeared on both the RTÉ and the BBC's New Comedy Awards and has performed around the world, from Barcelona to Los Angeles... 

Adam Vincent: How Not to Kill Yourself When Living in the Suburbs

Adam Vincent: How Not to Kill Yourself When Living in the Suburbs

Quirky, honest, dark and irreverent humour from this critically acclaimed Australian stand-up and writer (The Last Leg) forced by love and money to live in suburban UK where he can’t escape the clutches of marriage, children and monthly payments to the man... 

Aaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free

Aaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

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

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

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). With a different line up everyday. 

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand plays the Yorkshire Ripper, who has been allowed out of prison on a rehab program to perform a stand-up comedy routine, which he uses to discuss his plans for orchestrating an independent nation of Yorkshire, broken away from Great Britain... 

Home Truths

Home Truths

Kelsey de Almeida: 'Blown away by his funny' (Stephen K Amos), 'definitely one to watch’ (Ellen Asquith, The Stand) and Fiona Ridgewell: Golden Jester, Jokers Joker and Comedy Knights finalist, have teamed up to produce an hour of stand-up based around their experiences on relationships, growing up, and frustrations with people and modern society... 

James Loveridge: Suspiciously Happy

James Loveridge: Suspiciously Happy

Despite the world being on the brink of collapse, it’s fair to say James is the happiest he's ever been. He's just got engaged, his relationship with his cat has improved (subject to change), now all he has to do is not f*ck it up! Nominated Best Show Edinburgh Fringe, 2016 (Amused Moose)... 

Daniel Muggleton – Let's Never Hang Out

Daniel Muggleton – Let's Never Hang Out

After a sold out debut season, Australian comedian Daniel Muggleton returns to Edinburgh in 2017. Daniel had a big year: performing an invitation-only encore at The Comedy Store, Sydney, releasing of his debut album Let Me Finish, and touring the USA... 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top five comedy shows of the year (List)... 

Can't Dance, Won't Dance

Can't Dance, Won't Dance

The uptight, irritable, shy yet monstrously arrogant Kingsley has developed dangerously high blood pressure and a phobia of dancing. In this multi award-seeking show, the Roofsmasher considers the nature of inhibition, showing off and your ludicrous discotheque behaviour... 

Aaaaaaaaaahhh. It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free

Aaaaaaaaaahhh. It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

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!  

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... 

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... 

Al Pitcher - Sweden Syndrome

Al Pitcher - Sweden Syndrome

Now living in Sweden, it's time for the Kiwi who has won comedy awards in Australia, the UK and Sweden to make you laugh once again. 'Free-wheeling genius' (Sydney Morning Herald). 'Hysterical comedy force' (Time Out) ‘Every show is new and every show is unique... 

Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés? – Free

Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés? – Free

One man. One beard. One backpack. One-way ticket. No idea! An epic journey of sex, crime, drugs, Latinos, free wifi and toilet paper. ‘¿Hablas Inglés?’ award-nominated (shortlisted Best Comedy Perth 2017) follows the adventures and hilarious mishaps of a vagabond comedian performing stand-up comedy to survive in countries that never had it before... 

Marcus Ryan – Love Me Tinder – Free

Marcus Ryan – Love Me Tinder – Free

Critically acclaimed one-man show from award-nominated comedian & award-winning storyteller Marcus Ryan! Sold out Perth, Scarborough and Adelaide 2015, Melbourne 2014/15 and toured Canada 2015... 

Anders Lee Here

Anders Lee Here

American comedian Anders Lee brings his hour of stand-up to Edinburgh. A New Yorker, originally from the Midwest, Lee brings a 'great mix of strong writing and bold stage presence to the table' (Jordan Pilato, Joker of Chicago)... 

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. 

In Between Nightmares

In Between Nightmares

In his Fringe debut, Berlin comedy audience favourite Santiago Angel takes us on a dark and hilarious journey through the underbelly of human desire and ego. In his trademark aggressive machine-gun style Santiago explores sex, love, drugs, work, and everything else that makes humans miserable. 

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... 

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... 

Micky P Kerr is Lay-Z

Micky P Kerr is Lay-Z

Leeds-based comedian, musician and social commentator Micky P Kerr has been hotly tipped for stardom. This, however, is unlikely to come to pass because Micky suffers from a disease called laziness... 

A Giant Misfit

A Giant Misfit

Ever feel like a misfit? This guy does! At over two metres tall, our XXXXL giant takes you on a spiralling adventure of odd relationships, loose cannon friends and how they all came together to teach him one big lesson... 

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

Abrasive satire for Guardian readers, disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun readers so as not to alienate the proletariat. Bashing Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, Alabama's most dangerous export tackles the new order of British and world fascism with his raucous wit and bombast... 

Good Vibes

Good Vibes

Heather Shaw and Olga Koch present a high-octane hour of one-liners, personal anecdotes and, most importantly, good vibes! Many people like to party but only the chosen few really know how... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

The hugely popular show at comedy festivals and theatres worldwide returns for its 10th anniversary year. A changing line-up of the best comedians from around the fringe converge to regale you with hilarious tales and jokes about that most noble of all pastimes – shagging... 

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle, exploring new cultures, traveling light and relying on booze to socialise. Every show brings these two groups together with globe-trotting comedians and international comics visiting from countries like Singapore, Estonia and Nigeria... 

Ivor Dembina Show

Ivor Dembina Show

Truthful stand-up, funny stories and some good jokes. Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina **** (Guardian) on the state of the world, the trouble we are in and how to get out of it. Admission free, gentiles half price. 

Celtic Comedy

Celtic Comedy

Two Scots and an Irishman walk into a pub… Jay Lafferty, John Scott and Martin Mor are among the very best Celtic comedians working on the global comedy circuit. Jay Lafferty, ‘Cuddly one sec, cruel the next, this comic will have you open-mouthed in amazement’ (List)... 

Evan Desmarais: I Like Me

Evan Desmarais: I Like Me

Canadian comedian Evan Desmarais examines what it is to be happy and to love yourself. Getting over a bad break-up and finding the joy in hating yourself. This award-nominated comedian seamlessly blends the touching and hilarious!  

Too Soon: Jokes from the Future

Too Soon: Jokes from the Future

The hottest comedy act of 2047 comes back from the future to prove that que sera, sera very funny. Featuring a soon-to-be illegal impersonation of Scottish President JoJo Siwa. James Nokise’s debut family stand-up show warps time, space and logic as he sets out on a mission to connect with his anxious 5-year-old self, and fill him with hope for the future United States of Earth... 

Blurred Lines

Blurred Lines

An hour of unfortunate experiences and fortunate outcomes, blurred lines is an attempt at understanding human emotions interspersed with frequent references to bodily functions. Diagnosed with juvenile macular degeneration, I’ve spent the last 25 years listening and listening and listening... 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a fourth year, with top TV comedians, AKA the Gladi-Haters, improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. By turns raucous and surreal, this show has the audience on the edge of their seat as the comedians try to walk the line... 

Conor O'Toole and Ruth Hunter Are Fine With This

Conor O'Toole and Ruth Hunter Are Fine With This

Ruth Hunter (SYTYF Runner-up '16) and Conor O'Toole (**** (Fest, Chortle.co.uk) are two of Ireland's favourite alternative stand-ups and will present an hour of original, zany fun. 

Tom Toal in Better Than Before

Tom Toal in Better Than Before

Fresh from supporting Rob Brydon on tour, TT returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand-new show. A show about following your dreams and one terrifying phone call on 3rd February 2017... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Extra performance on the 21st at Laughing Horse @ Counting House with full run from 3rd to 27th (excluding Tuesdays) at Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake. Fifth year of the Fringe's all-time favourite, longest-running Jewish comedy show... 

Prestonian

Prestonian

Prestonian is a solo stand-up show by Saskia Preston. It’ll last 40 Edinburgh minutes and feature jokes by and at the expense of someone who’s never actually been to Preston but is a Preston... 

Nomad-a What

Nomad-a What

American political comic and military veteran Luke Capasso (MTV, Can You Take a Joke?) returned home after seven years in the UK to travel the US in his caravan (his house/car). He has been searching to understand the new normal of his homeland; he also really likes Dr Pepper... 

Jimmy McGhie's Tribal Gathering

Jimmy McGhie's Tribal Gathering

McGhie is back for solo show number seven. He has finally checked in his ego and will be appearing as part of the socialist utopia of the Free Festival. A proper pro for no dough! ‘McGhie reminds you that an hour of pure stand-up comedy can be a great thing’ **** (Scotsman)... 

Zahra Barri: Talk Like an Egyptian

Zahra Barri: Talk Like an Egyptian

Zahra’s a bit like the country of Turkey, in that she’s a mix of Eastern and Western culture, and also she is a bird. A fun look into Eastern and Kanye Western Culture. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 2 and Talk Radio... 

David Sheeran: I Am Donut

David Sheeran: I Am Donut

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Skyfall and Love Actually: three films President Trump will encourage the Prime Minister to stream during his state visit to the UK (probably)... 

Sarah Callaghan: The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush

Sarah Callaghan: The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush

Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from two hugely successful shows and tours of Australia, returns with a show inspired by an incredibly lucky escape, forcing her to re-evaluate everything – life, loneliness and fat charges for sky dives... 

Paul Revill: Revillations – Free

Paul Revill: Revillations – Free

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, returns to the Fringe with his debut hour. The true story of how he got the acting role of a lifetime... and how it all went wrong! Drink! Drugs! Police! Perfume?! All will be revealed! ‘This bright sparky chappy was a real quick-witted geezer’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire... 

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... 

Dope Friction – Free

Dope Friction – Free

Tom and Daniel are doing an hour of stand-up. They are two very different people, with contrasting senses of humour. But fortuitously, when partnered together, their material compliments each other's sublimely... 

Ashley Storrie: Morning Glory

Ashley Storrie: Morning Glory

The sexy Hodor of Scottish comedy returns to Edinburgh with a whole new hour of self-effacing comedy. After a successful year of viral videos and comedy triumphs, Storrie is excited to return to her spiritual home of the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Stuart Black: It's the End of the World as We Know It

Stuart Black: It's the End of the World as We Know It

The worse the world gets the funnier Stuart Black gets. So there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that the world is totally f*cked, the good news: Stuart Black is in the form of his life, and returns to the Fringe with his funniest show to date... 

Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever

Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever

Come witness the astonishing resurrection of 'the best comedian you haven't heard of yet (Time Out). 'One brilliant punchline after another... staggeringly high success rate' **** (List)... 

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go

Ninety-four word limit? Well, better not waste any. Funny Australian kid talks millennials, family, dating, sponsor children, sings a bit, laughs at himself; is relatable, sweet, honest, wrote this himself and always lies... 

A1: The Long Road to Edinburgh

A1: The Long Road to Edinburgh

Just twelve short months ago, Mark Row had never stepped on stage to perform stand-up comedy... But then he was struck by the sort of crazy idea that any normal person would consider for only the briefest of seconds, before dismissing as ridiculous and carrying on with their cornflakes... 

Martini Dry

Martini Dry

Are you passionate about food, yet in love with Britain at the same time? This show is for you! The craziest Italian, Alex Martini, brings you his debut solo show, Martini Dry. Alex knows a lot about food, and like most Italians, he's not afraid to shout it out loud... 

Slug

Slug

Otherworldly Dave Green does a stand-up comedy show. It’s about death, robots, alienation and slugs. Dave’s unique brand of stand-up combines a type of paranoid stream of consciousness with tightly written gags... 

Russell Hicks: The Brain is in the Heart

Russell Hicks: The Brain is in the Heart

70% improvisation, 30% stories about illicit drug use and Christian scientists. All heart. With more characters than a Pynchon novel pouring out of the head of Russell Hicks, this show promises to be one hell of a trip. 

Martin Mor: All the Best

Martin Mor: All the Best

‘This great big, funny, friendly, hairy bear of an Irishman wrapped us in his irresistible mix of spontaneous humour, hilarious storytelling and total irreverence, and it was a sweet and memorable encounter’ (TheClothesline... 

The Silly Iles

The Silly Iles

This is a debut stand-up comedy show from Sarah Iles, where she shares her brand of silly humour and stories to all audiences about the various japes she gets herself in to. Ultimately, she is The Silly Iles... 

Nik Coppin: Globetrotter (Free Festival)

Nik Coppin: Globetrotter (Free Festival)

The UK-based comedian returns with new and hilarious anecdotes and jokes from his many comedy journeys around the world. 'Fast and funny... The audience loved it... Sweetly, wildly hilarious' **** (Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe)... 

Siân Docksey's Totally Casual and Freewheeling Mystic Comedy: Lemon Torpedo

Siân Docksey's Totally Casual and Freewheeling Mystic Comedy: Lemon Torpedo

Siân Docksey has given up on politics to join the occult and become a lemon. A fruity stand-up show from a post-Brexit millennial with no feminist themes or messy queer stuff whatsoever... 

Dan & Jamie Work On Progress

Dan & Jamie Work On Progress

Daniel Audritt (BBC Radio 4 and Channel 5) and Jamie Oliphant (ITV2's TVOD and BBC New Comedian) bring an hour of stand-up to the Free Fringe's most popular venue – the Free Sisters, Cowgate (in the Marquee). 

Arielle Dundas: Vulva Cupcake

Arielle Dundas: Vulva Cupcake

A member of the liberal elite pursues laughter, love, and politically correct baked goods through the rubble of our crumbling civilization. Arielle Dundas is an American comedian from the Netherlands... 

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... 

Digital Fart from the Neo-Archaic Futureland (Russia)

Digital Fart from the Neo-Archaic Futureland (Russia)

Is Putin's Russia in fact a closer-than-it-looks, post-fact global future? Can it be avoided? And are we really that different? Fringe's first Russian alternative comedian, Oleg, cuts to the cheese of information politics... 

Unreal

Unreal

Silly, surreal and cerebral stand-up from two rising stars, one the winner of So You Think You’re Funny 2016 the other who should be commended for his persistence. See them now or go to your grave filled with regret... 

The Ayahuasca Diaries

The Ayahuasca Diaries

Shrink and award-winning comedian Benji Waterstones heads to Peru in search of ayahuasca, a healing hallucinogenic so strong that just one dose has been likened to 15 years of therapy... 

Chris Henry: Ignorance Is Chris

Chris Henry: Ignorance Is Chris

Award-nominated Scottish comedian Chris Henry brings his raw and hilarious show about travelling our ludicrous world to the festival. Henry’s signature old-school, no-nonsense/all-nonsense style is refreshingly unpretentious and focused on the funny... 

James Adomian: Lacking in Character

James Adomian: Lacking in Character

Take a trip into the mind of James Adomian, where his many celebrated characters and impressions vie with his real voice as he explores the twin nightmares of politics and pop culture from a queer – and distinctly weird – point of view... 

Charmian Hughes Soixante Mirth

Charmian Hughes Soixante Mirth

What if you met your younger self? Are you the person they wanted you to be? To find the answers, join Charmian as she encounters earlier versions of herself in a comedy trip where stand-up comedy meets time travel... 

John Pendal: How to Escape from Stuff

John Pendal: How to Escape from Stuff

John’s beautifully candid 2016 show, International Man of Leather, won the hearts of audiences and critics alike and went on to tour the world. This year he looks back on the decade he spent as an amateur escape artist... 

Brennan Reece: Everlong

Brennan Reece: Everlong

Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee (me) and English Comedian of the Year (also me) returns with a ‘powerfully entertaining’ (Chortle.co.uk) show about the stars (in the sky), memories (in the mind) and my Nanna (in a home)... 

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Winner: 2017 Best Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 'Hello, I have another show for you. It's inspired by a woman called Nanette. Although we didn't exchange a single word or even a glance, Nanette has changed my life... 

Katy Brand: I Could've Been an Astronaut

Katy Brand: I Could've Been an Astronaut

Ever wished you could start life again on a new planet? Or wondered what you're doing right now in a parallel universe? How have your choices affected who and what you have become? Can you change them? The possibilities are endless once you get to grips with the mind-bending realities of space: time travel, worm holes and dark matter... 

Elliot Steel: Near Life Experience

Elliot Steel: Near Life Experience

Conspiracy theorist and slacker Elliot Steel has grown up a lot in the last year. After receiving a dreaded text twenty-year-old Elliot Steel had to reconsider his whole view on life, why being a millennial makes him disadvantaged for adulthood and what legacy he'll be leaving for the generation below him... 

Athena Kugblenu: KMT

Athena Kugblenu: KMT

Tired of the conventions of both the left and right, KMT – acronym for the Caribbean Patois expression 'kiss mi teeth', a mouth gesture used to show annoyance – is a debut hour that finds a new way to talk about politics, class, race and identity at a time both ends of the political spectrum couldn't be any further apart... 

Sean Kelly: Sold Your Way!

Sean Kelly: Sold Your Way!

Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer star of Storage Hunters. He's led a crazy life... be prepared to learn a hell of a lot more about his unusual story in this raw and funny show... 

John Lynn: Woke Up

John Lynn: Woke Up

John Lynn was on top of the world. Film offers had started coming in and he was finally finding his feet on the London property ladder. John felt invincible, but his body had other ideas... 

Pierre Novellie

Pierre Novellie

Pierre Novellie is a South African from the Isle of Man who lives in London. Pierre does observational comedy for people who think they hate observational comedy, mixed with anecdotes and reasonable whimsy... 

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Did you know that when you go through a break-up you become 25% uglier? Newly single and living in the trendy part of town, Tamar is nervous about leaving the house. How do you become a strong, independent woman when your confidence deserts you and you’re too busy dodging hipsters, envying gym girls and just trying to keep body hair under control? Award-winning musical comedy about re-discovering your awesome-ness and embracing life without a filter... 

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Tom Allen: Absolutely

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off's Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4's Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4's Just a Minute... 

Anne Edmonds: No Offence, None Taken

Anne Edmonds: No Offence, None Taken

No offence guys, but Anne 'Eddo' Edmonds is recognised as one of Australia's most exciting comedians. None taken? As seen in ABC’s Have You Been Paying Attention? and this year will star in her own ABC TV show The Edge of the Bush... 

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara is enjoying a year-long, one-woman stag do. From spiritual retreats, city breaks, life drawing classes and football matches – she has been drunk and lonely everywhere. Following a sell-out live tour of Animal (inspired by her acclaimed book of the same name), the multi award-winning comedian and star of Live at The Apollo, Mock the Week, QI and Taskmaster, returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new (best ever) stand-up show... 

London Hughes: Superstar

London Hughes: Superstar

London Hughes Superstar (it's just nobody’s realised it) is the hilarious tale of a young black girl's search for superstardom set to a backdrop of popular 90s TV shows. Will London get it all? The fame, the boys and of course a waxwork in Madame Tussauds… The debut show from Funny Women Award-winning comedian London Hughes... 

Tom Goodliffe's Coffee Run

Tom Goodliffe's Coffee Run

Do you like coffee? Award-winning comedian Tom Goodliffe likes it so much he accepted a challenge: visit all the cafes on the London Specialty Coffee Map... in one day! Succeed and his wife would buy him coffee for the year... 

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

Hey, website skimmers! It's Tim Vine returning to the Edinburgh festival, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new home-made props, singing some new daft ditties and all with the appearance of confidence! The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, jet-propelled Y-fronts and the modern postal system... 

Sooz on Film

Sooz on Film

Love films? So, does Sooz Kempner (Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, Funny Women Variety Award winner) in a brand-new stand-up show about how great movies can change your entire life... 

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... 

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... 

Georgie Morrell: The Morrell High Ground

Georgie Morrell: The Morrell High Ground

Georgie's got 99 problems but disability is basically the main one. 'Remarkable comic' (LondonPubTheatres.com). Can disability finally bring sexy back? Can Georgie save the NHS? Are NHS doctors hotter than private ones?! Why can't disability be mega LOLz? Taking you through her bizarre and hilarious journey, find out how Georgie sees disability through her one eye! Georgie Morrell is a half-blind comedian whose four-star first show, A Poke in the Eye, has been up and down the country and transferred to the Soho Theatre... 

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Following two shows that sold out through word of mouth alone, Scottish comedian Fern is back for another Scottish hour. Scottish. As seen on English comedian Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, English comedian Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland's new series Brexit Stage Left... 

The Sean Kelly Chat Show

The Sean Kelly Chat Show

Sean Kelly is the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer star of Storage Hunters. See another side of him in this very special live chat show. Come and see Sean show off his quick-fire wit with different guests every day from the worlds of TV, comedy, music and theatre... 

Shazia Mirza: With Love from St Tropez

Shazia Mirza: With Love from St Tropez

Following her critically acclaimed 2016 sell-out international tour, The Kardashians Made Me Do It, Shazia's new show is about lies, lies and more lies; the truth is so 1980s. Lies, truth, nudity and the periodic table: these things hold the key to the future... 

Francesco De Carlo: Comfort Zone

Francesco De Carlo: Comfort Zone

The award-winning Italian comedian returns with a brand-new show about life outside your comfort zone: politics, people, and what you discover when you leave your sofa to become a foreigner... 

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... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Inspirational internet memes are everywhere these days and Lost Voice Guy is sick of being an unintentional porn star. Come and see why the award-winning comedian and star of BBC Radio 4 is not your inspiration, and why he thinks these stupid memes are bollocks... 

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

Sofie Hagen won an award ages ago and she's still banging on about it. She is now doing her THIRD show. The confidence of this girl is appalling. This show is about anger and a funeral... 

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational new show. 'Comedy legend' (Sun)... 

Nazeem Hussain – Hussain In The Membrane

Nazeem Hussain – Hussain In The Membrane

Nazeem's boundary-pushing comedy, explores his love/not-so-love relationship with a planet fraught with mistrust. And given the state of the world, the feeling seems to be mutual. 'Hussain is a wonderful comedic artist who blends observation with comedy that crafts an intelligent and hilarious show' **** (EdFestMag... 

Garrett Millerick: The Devil’s Advocate

Garrett Millerick: The Devil’s Advocate

I’ve just accidentally bought a house in the heart of Brexit country. My membership of the Urban Liberal Elite has been rescinded, subsumed into the ranks of the silent majority, I’m totally consumed by home improvement, car magazines, property values, bin day and reality television... 

Stuart Laws Stops

Stuart Laws Stops

Stuart has got fast-paced, hilarious observations and he ain't afraid to say them over the course of an hour. He does all the comedy at Turtle Canyon Comedy and supported James Acaster on tour loads... 

Charlie Baker: The Hit Polisher

Charlie Baker: The Hit Polisher

Entertainment combined harvester Charlie Baker (Harry Hill's Teatime Sky 1, O2 Comedy Gala Channel 4, EastEnders) sings his nostalgic love letter to pop music of the 80s, 90s and 00s... 

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

Cambridge University drop-out and now professional poker player, Ken applies his unique analytical brain to his debut stand-up hour. Ken burst onto the UK comedy scene after reaching the final of the 2015 BBC New Comedy Awards... 

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc), the boy's back in town with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. How much has Ivo learnt? And what good has it done him? As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, As Yet Untitled, Live from the BBC, Fighting Talk... 

AAA Stand-Up Late

AAA Stand-Up Late

Total sell-out 2010-2016 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the show was a little bit longer' **** (Fest). Leo Kearse: 'Kearse is seriously good... 

Dan Antopolski: Return of the Dan Antopolski

Dan Antopolski: Return of the Dan Antopolski

Last seen in 2013, the prodigal triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns 'as inventive as ever' (Guardian) with his eighth stand-up hour about change, pain, honour and gain. Funniest Joke of the Fringe winner... 

Phil Jerrod: Submerged

Phil Jerrod: Submerged

Fresh from supporting Romesh Ranganathan on his nationwide tour, the 'cynical, astute and impassioned' (Chortle.co.uk) comedian returns with his third debut show at the Fringe. Everyone’s obsessed with living longer, looking better, being healthier, but Phil’s still overweight, still hairy and still just about keeping his head above water in a world that’s gone mad... 

Tom Stade: I Swear

Tom Stade: I Swear

Canadian tour de force returns with a new show: prepare for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Carefree and enlightened; no subject is taboo. Tom pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! As seen on BBC One's Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and The John Bishop Show... 

Jonny Pelham: Just Shout Louder

Jonny Pelham: Just Shout Louder

As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central and Live from the BBC. 'Brilliant stand-up' (Chortle.co.uk) Jonny Pelham returns with a show about overcoming apathy. This year, Jonny has fallen in love, "completed" therapy, written a very good joke about Taylor Swift and had a most inopportunely timed panic attack... 

Urzila Carlson – First Edition

Urzila Carlson – First Edition

South African-born, New Zealand-based award-winning Urzila Carlson's natural, straight up style has audiences eating out of her hand the moment she takes the stage. 'Effortlessly likeable, a well-paced stream of belly-laughs' (Sydney Morning Herald)... 

Suzi Ruffell: Keeping It Classy

Suzi Ruffell: Keeping It Classy

Suzi Ruffell returns with a new hour of thought provoking and hilarious stand-up. 'Ruffell has nabbed the working-class comedy crown of her generation… Sparking, energising, fun, an accomplished act who knows how to engage an audience' (Chortle... 

Edd Hedges: Wonderland

Edd Hedges: Wonderland

Hello. My name is Edd Hedges and I won So You Think You're Funny a little while back and last year I supported Sofie Hagen on tour. Now I am doing my first ever show because, a few months ago, something happened in my village. 

Alice Fraser: Empire

Alice Fraser: Empire

Following sold-out seasons and rave reviews, Australia’s Alice Fraser is back with a fresh hour of unpredictably meaningful, occasionally silly, narratively unorthodox art-comedy... 

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

Two-time Emmy nominated and Comics' Choice Award winning Loyiso Gola is one of South Africa's most loved comedians for a reason. Returning to the Fringe with his brand-new show, Loyiso challenges societal norms, making you question everything you thought you knew about politics, race, history and more, all delivered with his signature satirical wit... 

Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle

'Modern comedy? We owe it all to one man' (Chortle.co.uk). The Godfather of alternative comedy returns to the Fringe for the second time in 37 years with a brand-new show. Alexei's varied career spans work as comic, novelist, actor and columnist... 

Eshaan Akbar: Not for Prophet

Eshaan Akbar: Not for Prophet

The debut Fringe show from Piccadilly Comedian of the Year 2016. The privately educated, former banker, ex-Muslim and son of a Thatcherite and a Labourite is as confused as you are... 

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Betts is back, but he's got a problem. What do you do when you can't trust the law, the elderly or even yourself? Join him for a hilarious dissemination of human nature, featuring crooked cops and superstitious children... 

Chris Kent: Moving on

Chris Kent: Moving on

Returning with his charming and surreal style and a new perspective on life, Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his fifth solo show, Moving on. Having moved to the UK and recently become a dad for the first time, adult life is leaving him more confused than ever... 

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Following total sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, award-winning comedian Juliette Burton investigates the power of kindness in a brand new docu-comedy. While most of us find it hard enough being kind to ourselves – let alone others – is being nice outdated? Or can we still connect and change lives for the better? Join Juliette for her one-woman revolution! Would you #DareToBeKind? As seen on The One Show (BBC One) and This Morning (ITV)... 

Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

One of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene, with a fresh and fierce female voice, Lauren Pattison has arrived with her hotly anticipated debut hour about embracing your flaws... 

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

The award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King is legendary, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. But he does exist. His debut solo show opens a cabinet of curiosities, tackling the conundrums of impending extinction, archaic axioms, emotional repression and vegan flimflam... 

Joe Sutherland: Model / Actress

Joe Sutherland: Model / Actress

London. Paris. Coventry. Joe Sutherland started from the bottom, now he's... here. This is the tale of a former model turned aspiring model, chasing fame at any cost. From the depths of poverty to the heights of the fashion industry, to the middles of a temp agency... 

Inheritance

Inheritance

What do you do when a friend asks you to marry his mum to get out of inheritance tax? A new stand-up show from award-winning comic Ben Clover on what we get from our parents and what we pass on... 

The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy Reserve

The Pleasance Comedy Reserve is back for its 13th year at the Edinburgh Fringe with another four brilliant new acts, handpicked by the Pleasance and supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund... 

Frenchy Unleashed

Frenchy Unleashed

He may look like Big Bird after a buzz-cut, but Frenchy's no Muppet! Actor, rapper, Tinderer – Frenchy can do it all but his live show is where he really unleashes his anarchic wit... 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: The Boyd With the Thorn in His Side

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: The Boyd With the Thorn in His Side

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd genuinely feels like it's the dawn of the apocalypse. Not only is the western world sliding irreversibly into far-right ideology, but his girlfriend left him... 

Alex Williamson: Make the World a Banter Place

Alex Williamson: Make the World a Banter Place

He may not be everyone's cuppa tea but 'overwhelmingly politically incorrect' (WhatsGood.co.nz) Alex Williamson knows how to Banter. Alex smashes out a new show yearly and has earned 3 mill social media followers along the way... 

Rosco McClelland: How I Got Over

Rosco McClelland: How I Got Over

Scottish Comedian of the Year Rosco McClelland delves deeper to find out what makes him tick, using psychedelic storytelling to traverse through a life-changing event. Expect clinical wit and a few shades of darkness from a sell-out show at the Adelaide Comedy Festival... 

Bernie Keith: Life Without Sat Nav

Bernie Keith: Life Without Sat Nav

Following his sell-out shows in theatres in the UK, comedian and award-winning broadcaster Bernie Keith makes his hilarious Edinburgh debut. After 30 years in entertainment, he started his stand-up career... 

Becky Lucas: Little Bitch

Becky Lucas: Little Bitch

Becky Lucas is a little bitch, but she's also a writer, performer, rat and prolific tweeter. Becky is one of the most exciting new voices on the Australian comedy scene, and she's coming to Edinburgh for the first time... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

The hugely popular show at comedy festivals and theatres worldwide returns for its 10th anniversary year. A changing line-up of the best comedians from around the fringe converge to regale you with hilarious tales and jokes about that most noble of all pastimes – shagging... 

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Nathan Cassidy is pretty angry about a three star review he once received. He’s clearly not going to be happy about this one either. In a warm room above the Caroline of Brunswick 16 of us have spurned both the Champion’s League and Britain’s Got Talent Finals and I’m pretty sure most of us are wishing we’d stayed in front of the telly instead... 

Huggers

Huggers

An hour of friendly, casual entertainment and standup comedy for kids, with a few ‘jokes’ that only adults would get. Huggers is produced by Nik Coppin, who is also the main presenter of this variety show... 

Google Drive

Google Drive

When choosing the most appropriate art form to explain statistical significance, Dan Attfield settled on hip-hop as having the most educational value. He cites his main point of evidence as the success of Hamilton -The Musical... 

Fred Strangebone's Freakshow

Fred Strangebone's Freakshow

Dan Whitehead of Honky Bonk Theatre brings a hilarious solo performance to The Warren. Honky Bonk’s reputation rests on a threesome delivering manic and macabre theatre. In this production, the protaganist, Fred Strangebone takes a job in a Freakshow and invites his audience to “peel back the flapping tent canvas door and behold the freaks within”... 

(Non) Violent Communication

(Non) Violent Communication

How funny is Non Violent Communication? Apparently, NVC is a way of talking which involves getting your needs met, as well as the needs of others. When Susan Earl’s marriage broke up she gave it a go and it only led to public crying in the aisles of Waitrose... 

Penelope Solomon: I was a Penis at the Royal Festival Hall

Penelope Solomon: I was a Penis at the Royal Festival Hall

Following her success of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Penelope brings her unique combination of stand-up, character comedy and songs in this nationwide tour of ‘I was a penis.... 

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

His conniving manager, Mr. Pines, has sent Twonkey to the Iquitos Fringe deep in the hallucinogenic Peruvian jungle. Will he survive? Imagine if Malcolm McLaren had directed an episode of Rupert the Bear set in an abandoned theme park and you’re somewhere close... 

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

Ken has never lived a conventional life. Born in the UK to Chinese immigrants, he studied maths at Cambridge University before dropping out to pursue a career in online poker. He now applies his uniquely analytical brain to stand-up comedy, reaching the finals of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award in 2015... 

Sarah Callaghan: The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush (preview)

Sarah Callaghan: The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush (preview)

Sarah Callaghan brings you a brand new hour of comedy . Best Show Brighton Nominee 2015 and Malcolm Hardee Award nominee. "The instant she steps on stage you know you’re in the presence of someone new and special... 

Jerry Sadowitz + Card Tricks

Jerry Sadowitz + Card Tricks

Taking time out of his busy schedule of swearing and screaming, Sadowitz will, for two nights, do card tricks with even less entertainment value. Can you afford to miss it?! Jerry Sadowitz is best known as the most offensive stand-up comedian in the world, but he is also one of the best close-up magicians, inventing tricks and presentations that other better-known magicians incorporate in their acts... 

Iguana Mum

Iguana Mum

Wish big, wish high, but be careful what you wish for. That’s what marriage and kids have taught Sindhu (rhymes with Hindu; convenient because she is one). The 2016 BBC New Comedy Award finalist talks about power, Vikings, mothering, Wall Street, benign dictatorship and love... 

Eshaan Akbar: Work In Progress

Eshaan Akbar: Work In Progress

2016 Piccadilly Comedian of the Year, Eshaan Akbar, brings his work-in-progress show 'Eshaan Who? Akbar!' to Brighton Fringe. Fresh from supporting Dane Baptiste on his national tour and appearing on the BBC Asian Network Comedy Night, he explores what it means to strive for success in a middle-class British-Asian household... 

Darren Harriott: Work In Progress

Darren Harriott: Work In Progress

Darren Harriott is one of the most exciting up-and-coming comedians on the circuit. In the last year he has appeared on ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central’ supporting Jimmy Carr, featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and provided tour support for Funmbi Omotayo on his national tour... 

Joe Jacobs: Ripe

Joe Jacobs: Ripe

Religion, rap, Pogs, sexism, Gaviscon, mental illness, success, commitment and coffee coasters. Join Joe as he tries to make sense of all this and more prior to his best-before date... 

Poets v MCs Brighton v Bristol

Poets v MCs Brighton v Bristol

For 14 years the poets and rappers of Brighton have been locked in an epic struggle. And the first half of this show continues this battle, supported by the poets and rappers of our lively sister city Bristol... 

Mad About the Boy

Mad About the Boy

Stephanie talks about mental health problems and boys for an hour, but it's totally funny, she promises, and won't be as awkward as you think it will. From a late start (she barely even met a boy till she was 17), through her "well I know boys now so I'd better touch them all" phase, and a number of failed relationships, Stephanie tells us what it's like to try to have meaningful and not so meaningful relationships when you're a bit of a nutcase...