The Best of Northern

The Best of Northern

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

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Three nights only! 2017's smash-hit show from Scotland's award-winning stand-up and creator of BBC's viral sensation News at 3 (over 130 million views!). Equally renowned for his brilliantly dark material and appearances on radio and TV, it's 2018 and Nelson is still wondering whether there's any f*cking point in taking anything in the f*cking world f*cking seriously any more... 

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation... 

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

For three nights only, award-winning musical comedian and star of BBC Two's The Mash Report, Rachel Parris, presents a late-night jamboree of tunes intended to tickle, including some of her own comic anthems plus a selection of incredible guests from across the comedy and cabaret circuit. 

Perry Air Comedy Award Ceremony

Perry Air Comedy Award Ceremony

The biggest names – Coogan, Evans, Eclair... and the biggest competition! Who will win the three most prestigious awards in comedy? The High Flyer Award (Best Show), The Cheap Flight Award (Best Budget Show) and of course the Fly Buy Award (Best Bribe), as well as the fabulous prizes – vouchers for Perry Air Flying Experiences, Shoreham, West Sussex... 

Pick of the Fringe

Pick of the Fringe

Hand-picked selection of top acts from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A perfect way to entertain guests with a unique blend of fine dining and laughter-driven entertainment! 

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

Celebrating 31 years of the UK's biggest and best comedy newcomer competition. After months of regional heats, these guys are the funniest of the hundreds of applicants! Previous winners and contestants have included Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, David O'Doherty and Peter Kay! Who will be crowned the funniest this year? Find out after the heats at the Grand Final on Thursday 23rd August! 'Getting to the final was probably the most exciting moment of my life' (Rhod Gilbert)... 

Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals)

Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals)

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

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

Stand-up comedy with real food, cooked live using power tools, and then the audience eats it at the end. George has been banned from the kitchen and banished to the shed where his boundless ingenuity and a desire for something tasty to eat have driven him to build a kitchen there instead... 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the self-help group ‘Jane McDonald Anonymous’. Through audio entries, soul searching and group participation, let me, the newly elected leader of an elite group of Jane superfans called the 'Cruisettes', guide you through your eight-step journey from admitting to celebrating your obsession with everything that is Jane McDonald... 

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation... 

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele Is Younger Than Us

We've all been there, the shattering realisation that you're not Adele. Stiff and Kitsch (Winner: Musical Comedy Awards 2018, VAULT Comedy Award 2017) take you on a journey through the trials and tribulations of love, with all the heartbreak but none of the Grammys... 

Bob Doolally

Bob Doolally

The legendary retired football manager turned alcoholic pundit from hell is back. Outrageous views on football, some random filth and plenty of drink-fuelled rage on life in general... 

Comic Relief Live

Comic Relief Live

Join one of the UK's top comedians as they host a line-up of some of the most exciting comedy talent in the country. And the best bit? The money raised will support Comic Relief to help people around the world, as well as here in the UK... 

Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) – All the Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) – All the Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up

A brilliant show of hilarious stand-up for kids aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds. And not really for boring adults, but they're allowed in. There will be jokes, mind reading, songs and dancing... 

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

Join us for the second year of the new comedy competition celebrating all things sketch! The organiser's behind the UK's biggest comedy newcomer competition are on the hunt for the best new sketch acts! See brand new sketch troupes battle it out and find out who will win the So You Think You're Funny? Sketch crown! 

The 2 Mouthed Men Experience

The 2 Mouthed Men Experience

How many shows have you seen that combine sock puppets and animal noises with drum and bass? How about R'n'B songs about bad housemates? Maybe folk music about being drunk? James Hawley and Daniel Stanger-Cornwell are 2 Mouthed Men, who combine comedic songs and high-tempo beatboxing with some good old-fashioned sketch comedy... 

Funny Women on the Fringe

Funny Women on the Fringe

Join Funny Women for a sparkling mix of comedy including performances by special guests and the brightest new talent at the Fringe. Enjoy stand-up, chat, sketch and more as we showcase some of the best acts from 15 years of the Funny Women Awards and beyond... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

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

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Spain's best export, Ignacio Lopez (BBC Sesh), shares his life's biggest failures with a globe-trotting story about music, comedy adn cock-ups. In 2009, Ignacio got tickets to see his favourite band Nine Inch Nails in Los Angeles... 

Judah Friedlander: America... Still Number One

Judah Friedlander: America... Still Number One

Last year Judah's 84-minute stand-up comedy performance film, America Is the Greatest Country In the United States, debuted on Netflix to rave reviews from across the globe. Through Judah's unique persona, style, one-liners, elaborate jokes and crowd work, he satirises the United States – specifically satirising: the blind narcissism of American exceptionalism; US domestic and foreign policy; and America's response to all the major human rights issues of the day... 

Holy $#!% It's Music and Comedy With Matt Griffo

Holy $#!% It's Music and Comedy With Matt Griffo

Matt Griffo from Chicago is an internationally touring musical comedian, combining music with comedic lyrics. Griffo’s show is what you get if Ben Folds and Flight of the Conchords had a love child... 

Ryan Ward and Joe Molander: Natural Born Performers

Ryan Ward and Joe Molander: Natural Born Performers

Britain's most popular magicians and amateur bounty hunters, Joe and Ryan, perform an hour of classical music and salsa dance, with Claire Sweeney on banjo. (Note: from 19th-26th August, they will be doing half an hour each of stand-up instead... 

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... 

The Secret Diary of Scott Mitchell, Aged 43 and 3/4

The Secret Diary of Scott Mitchell, Aged 43 and 3/4

Scott Mitchell lives in Singapore. He has been keeping a diary for over 20 years. Join him for the tales of his previous 12 months in Asia plus highlights of his overseas adventures spanning his life as an expat... 

Robbie McShane and Mary Flanigan: One of Us Is a Robot

Robbie McShane and Mary Flanigan: One of Us Is a Robot

One is a comedian doing relatable stand-up, the other is a robot programmed to do relatable stand-up. Can you save humanity and spot the AI? Both Mary and Robbie think they’re the human but only one of them is right... 

DF Comedy Jam

DF Comedy Jam

Keep mixing up your Judi Dench with your Jeffrey Dahmer? Your Tupac Shakur with your Taylor Swift? Well then we've got the show for you! Join Dave Fensome ('Engaging and energetic. A must see' (Latest Brighton)) and Dan Fardell ('One of the best new joke writers I've seen in ages' (Romesh Ranganathan)) two award-wanting comics with nothing in common but their initials, as they present an hour of comedy that has nothing to do with their initials... 

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability Rinsed

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability Rinsed

Following last years standing-room-only show, Pam's ready to see if she can clean up her act. Can you help to get her shipshape for her next career move? Six-foot Aussie entertainer shares hilarious tales from the queen of confessional comedy... 

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

A stand-up comedy showcase for anyone who has ever sat in a pub having a drink and a laugh with their mates. The three acts, who also happen to be great friends, have very different styles including a great blend of gags and storytelling... 

Odd Two Out

Odd Two Out

This show is for anyone on the outside looking in, wondering how, what, where, when, why and... what was the question anyway? In this hour of refreshing stand-up, Matt ('A West country Emo Philips for the 21st Century', (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club) with 'glimpses of the surreal' (Cherwell... 

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... 

Chris Thorburn: Cineman

Chris Thorburn: Cineman

Glasgow's Chris Thorburn is back with his least personal hour yet! It’s a comedy show all about films. Good films, bad films, happy films, sad films, films you secretly love, and the films you’ve never seen but you know you’re supposed to so when someone asks if you’ve seen it you say 'of course' and while they talk at length about it you just keep nodding and going 'oh yeah', hoping they won’t realise what a fraud you are... 

Daisy Earl and Sukh Ojla

Daisy Earl and Sukh Ojla

An hour of stand-up featuring the talents of multi award-winning comedian Daisy Earl (Chortle Best Newcomer 2016, Scottish Comedian of the Year 2015) and BBC Asian Network comedy star Sukh Ojla... 

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

One in six people suffer from hearing loss. Two of those people are Ray's parents. Full of hilarious tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as Ray performs each show simultaneously in English and British Sign Language... 

Piff the Magic Dragon and the Dog Who Knows

Piff the Magic Dragon and the Dog Who Knows

Mr Piffles: Reader of minds! Teller of fortunes! Humper of legs! Stainer of carpets! With a residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas extended throughout 2018, the doggy Derren Brown returns to Edinburgh... 

Hangry Americans

Hangry Americans

Hungry + Angry = Hangry. American expat comedians Molly Sokhom and Neil Thornton bring you a night of no-fries-left-behind comedy. Exploring the intersection of food and fury, they confuse carbs with love and hunger with boredom... 

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter returns for its fifth year at the Fringe, bringing you a fantastic showcase of comedy, all in aid of Shelter. Previous shows have seen James Acaster, Sara Pascoe and Nish Kumar raise the roof for a good cause... 

Pals

Pals

William Stone – 'belting gags!' (Angela Barnes) – and Simone Belshaw – 'brilliantly offbeat' (FunnyWomen.com) – are just two pals trying to make sense of life and its many facets... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

Russell Arathoon presents his debut hour. From his move from Manchester to Chelsea, life with a gluten free shih tzu, nights out with Big Fat Sarah and how he was accused of murdering Whitney Houston... 

Hannah and Charlie: Making It

Hannah and Charlie: Making It

Hello! I'm Charlie Miller, and I was in Budgie the Little Helicopter. I like to dress as a vampire and I once got a birthday card from Charlton Heston. Hello! I'm Hannah Cameron and I liked pineapples before they were cool... 

Whispers in the Cosmos

Whispers in the Cosmos

The show isn't entirely about space, although it takes place in space. As all shows do but rarely acknowledge it. Whispers in the Cosmos is probably an existentialist quest wearing a stand up comedy costume. 

David Callaghan: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; Shoes

David Callaghan: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; Shoes

A new stand-up show from David Callaghan. 'One of my highlights of the Fringe' **** (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' **** (EdFestMag.com). 'He really hits the mark, and scores' **** (TheReviewsHub... 

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation... 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

Link and Lorne: Terrestrial Is the Bestrial

Link and Lorne: Terrestrial Is the Bestrial

Link and Lorne live and breathe television. Joe Hullait (Link) is the creator of Scot Squad. Ewan Denny (Lorne) is the editor of daytime TV's biggest killers. Before the BBC Short Stuff stars take the final step to global superstardom, they're taking to the stage to spill industry secrets and brainstorm new ideas for a live audience... 

The Mad Craic Comedy Show

The Mad Craic Comedy Show

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

Camilla Cleese and Steve Hofstetter: Produced by John Cleese

Camilla Cleese and Steve Hofstetter: Produced by John Cleese

A stand-up comedy show featuring two outstanding comedians; one has over 100 million YouTube views, the other has a famous dad. For two weeks only these brilliant US acts are hitting the Fringe and sharing what will be an hour of famously well-produced comedy... 

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation... 

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

A show about someone who doesn't need to exaggerate the absurdities of his life. Jeffrey Baldinger takes the audience through his life of ridiculous misadventures. The show's narrative focuses on the use of language in every part of the world and how simple phrases can get us in and out of trouble... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational memes that are everywhere these days... 

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

For three nights only, award-winning musical comedian and star of BBC Two's The Mash Report, Rachel Parris, presents a late-night jamboree of tunes intended to tickle, including some of her own comic anthems plus a selection of incredible guests from across the comedy and cabaret circuit. 

Audible Presents

Audible Presents

Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for audio series Audible Presents. Previous shows have featured Reginald D Hunter, Josie Long, Mark Watson, Dane Baptiste, Sofie Hagen, Ed Gamble, Phil Wang, Angela Barnes, Paul Foot, Jason Byrne, Jayde Adams, Andrew Maxwell and Tony Law... 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win (Work in Progress)

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win (Work in Progress)

Last year, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls... 

Satanic Rites of Robin Ince

Satanic Rites of Robin Ince

A lonely boy sat in graveyards waiting for zombies, predicted to be a serial killer by his sisters, grew up to be a comedian. Robin Ince spends an hour celebrating the horror films and stories that were his solace as a misfit child... 

Ella Woods: Wing Defence

Ella Woods: Wing Defence

A comedy show about sport by someone who hated it. As heard on BBC Radio 2 and 4 Extra. Nominated for BBC New Comedy Awards. Best Cricket Bowler in Sussex 2000 (Third place in Girls Under-12s)... 

Standard Issue: Stands Up

Standard Issue: Stands Up

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

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

Fresh from opening for Trevor Noah, two time SA Comic’s Choice Award winner Schalk Bezuidenhout's show shares his journey to his current status as one of South Africa’s best and most exciting young comedians... 

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

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

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

I Love You

I Love You

Comedian Michael Malone (Comedy Central, FOX, Hulu) breaks down the idiotic ways we deal with life, death, love and sex in his new unforgettable and moving show, I Love You. 

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

He had full houses in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and now Robin Boot is back with more rock'n'roll hilarity with his new show: Welcome to the Pungle – the wild side of musical comedy! Voted one of the top three new comedians of 2016 (LastMinuteComedy... 

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Hosted by Susan Calman in her only Fringe appearance this year. Join a massive line-up of Fringe stars in a raucous evening of comedy to help the fight against brain cancer. Last year's line-up included John Bishop and Aisling Bea... 

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Last year's sell-out show returns with a full refurb for 2018. Star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo, Question Time and his own BBC Radio 4 special. 'Funny regardless of your political leanings' **** (Fest). 

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Historical Objects

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Historical Objects

Our plucky pension grabbers take you on a hilarious journey to comedy's distant past. Barry curates his earliest parrot jokes from the Jurassic period while Ronnie discusses the origin of igneous rock (and metamorphic roll)... 

Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

Fresh from sell-out seasons and rave reviews in New Zealand and Australia, comedian Louise Beuvink is coming to Edinburgh for the first time with her smash-hit show Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette... 

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Mark Ritchie, fresh from tours in Australia and America, returns with a hilarious storytelling show that covers the big themes of life... uncles, God and of course beetroot. 

Laughing for Palestine with Frankie Boyle

Laughing for Palestine with Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle and top comedians (TBC), hosted by Daphna Baram, join in with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition in the UK (ICAHD UK) for a fundraiser show to fund the construction of a community centre in the Jordan Valley, serving 13 villages in one of the most deprived areas of the West Bank... 

The Spice Girls Lied to Us

The Spice Girls Lied to Us

The Spice Girls lied right to our faces. They sold us girl power, the crappy music, the equally crappy merch. We soaked it up. They told us friendship would last forever then each one of them went off, got married, had kids, got cheated on and publicly humiliated, and all of them went back to their husbands... 

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

The campaign to make Luke Wright the new Poet Laureate starts here. All new material from 'the best performance poet around' (Observer). ***** (Scotsman, List, ExeuntMagazine.com, Herald, ThreeWeeks, BroadwayBaby... 

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... 

Go Slay Dragons!

Go Slay Dragons!

Dan was almost shot – and it's all Rupert Murdoch's fault. Kinda. A lefty snowflake somehow working at The Sun, fighting the choir of voices in his head leads him on a noble quest in this demonstrably true tale of love, adventure and song... 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

Interruption Show

Interruption Show

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

Oxford Revue: Free

Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. Across the month of August, the University of Oxford's premier sketch comedy troupe presents a rotating bill of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy acts performed by its brightest up-and-coming talent... 

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

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

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

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh drinks Stella before yoga. Louise has gravy on her avocado. Both find themselves uncertain of their social hierarchy. Some say it’s an exploration of class identity, really it’s just a laugh over a pint... 

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

These two friends are the comedy duo Pies and Haggis and together they'll take you on a comedy journey that is full of truth, confessions and a hilarious voyage that'll make you question your existence and want to phone a best friend... 

A Diamond Diva

A Diamond Diva

Miss DQ, the Diamond Diva, also happens to be the only dwarf drag act in Europe. Fresh from a three year residency at Sparkles Show Bar in Gran Canaria, the star of Channel 4's Seven Dwarves is ready to knock the Fringe for six... 

Show And Tell at The Queen's Hall

Show And Tell at The Queen's Hall

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

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Described by his nan as the best comedian in Birmingham, and probably the world, the award nominee and gong show-winning comedian, Liam Jeavons, premieres his new solo show. Filled with optimism and energy, Liam plans to go from a nobody to a somebody... 

Pigs in Residence

Pigs in Residence

Pigs in Residence is a comedy collective established in 2017 by comedians Arianna Beadie, Serafina Cusack and Steph Van Geete, who carefully curate line-ups to present the best and most diverse emerging talent they see around them... 

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... 

Ari Shaffir's Renamed Storyteller Show

Ari Shaffir's Renamed Storyteller Show

Ari Shaffir and other funny people tell true and scintillating stories. Long-form American storytelling featuring weird, crazy, fascinating true stories from some of the funniest people on Earth... 

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

Grace the Former Child was diagnosed at 14 with bipolar disorder. Luckily she saw the funny side. Join the Fringe's youngest stand-up comedian – now aged 15 – on a surreal journey through adolescent mental health services... 

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’s always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. She’s lived in Essex, Israel and Belarus. She's been a dental nurse, singer and social worker... 

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 previous line-up has included Joel Dommett, John Bishop, David O’Doherty, Ed Byrne, Iain Stirling, Jason Byrne, Joe Lycett, Jo Caulfield, Milton Jones and Sara Pascoe... 

Benefit in Aid of MS

Benefit in Aid of MS

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

HUB Fresh

HUB Fresh

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a line-up of comedians, all making their Pleasance debuts this year. Expect sketches, characters, stand-up and everything else in-between! All for free! 

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

Old friends John Kearns and Pat Cahill have gathered together 110% of their very best talking points, bloopers, songs and fighting talks to discuss at the Blundabus. Also featuring some hand picked friends from the cream of their alternative comedy price bracket... 

The Golden Path

The Golden Path

The Golden Path is about trying to do the right thing – personally and politically. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, how do you know your efforts are going to lead everyone the right way? When we began our cycle campaign we were told we would get someone killed... 

Benefit in Aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue

Benefit in Aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue

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

The Golden Path

The Golden Path

The Golden Path is about trying to do the right thing – personally and politically. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, how do you know your efforts are going to lead everyone the right way? When we began our cycle campaign we were told we would get someone killed... 

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

Jessimae Peluso is an American stand-up comedian and television personality. She is best-known for being an outspoken cast member from MTV's Girl Code. She hosts both the Sharp Tongue and Highlarious podcasts... 

Daniel Kitson: Good for Glue

Daniel Kitson: Good for Glue

Because he's an idiot, in thrall to his own imagined past, Daniel Kitson (41) has decided to perform an unfinished show that starts at midnight in a room that gets debilitatingly hot and doesn't have enough chairs... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

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

Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place, My Life in and Out of Squeeze. With Boo Hewerdine

Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place, My Life in and Out of Squeeze. With Boo Hewerdine

Chris Difford celebrates the release of his autobiography with some very special shows. A stand-up evening of stories and songs covering his career over the last 45 years. He will be joined by Boo Hewerdine... 

Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With... Podcast

Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With... Podcast

Guests for this popular podcast include Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes and Mark Thomas, who join Aidan Goatley for a lovely chat about the films they love. A different guest each day! 'Charmingly funny' (Scotsman)... 

The Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

The Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

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

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

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

So You Think You're Funny? Semi-Finals

So You Think You're Funny? Semi-Finals

The UK's biggest and best comedy newcomer competition is back for its 31st year at the Fringe! After months of regional heats, come see the funniest of the hundreds of applicants as they battle for a place in the Grand Final... 

Relatively Normal

Relatively Normal

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

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

Fringe hit! A different daily bill of global stand-up comedy stars. Five sell-out years. 'Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe' (Time Out). Past acts include Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Chris Turner, Mark Dolan, Nathan Cassidy, Patrick Monahan, Jarred Christmas, Scott Capurro, Dan Antopolski, Jo Caulfield, Abandoman, Milo McCabe, Iain Stirling, David Mills, Sarah Callaghan, Trevor Lock, Phil Wang, Al Lubel, Nick Helm, Adam Hess, Phil Nichol... 

Sunday Service With Ola

Sunday Service With Ola

Sunday Service With Ola is a unique event experience that uses a church theme to bring you stand-up comedy, group discussion and music. Welcome to the dopest concept comedy show. Join the congregation... 

The LOL Word

The LOL Word

Like comedy and queer women? Then you’ll love this mixed bill of stand-up stars who are rising through the comedy ranks faster than you can say Ellen Degeneres. BBC New Comedy Award nominees (2016, 2017), Funny Women finalists (2017), Soho Theatre Young Company alumni... 

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

A man who can't write publicity blurb wants you to come and hear his anarchic wit, satirical verse and dazzling Weltschmerz. The twat. Join BBC Radio 4 regular and walking shortbread tin Elvis McGonagall as he bellows into the void of our post-truth world... 

The Family Guy

The Family Guy

Cornelius Patrick O' Sullivan is a comedian and a poet. He's also overweight and married. Add a newborn baby into the mix and now he's finished! Join him on a journey of bad jokes, funny stories and side-splittingly hilarious poems as you delve deeper into the world of professional comedy and amateur fatherhood... 

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

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

This worldwide hit show for geeks and non-geeks everywhere returns with a changing line-up of hilarious comedians with a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate to find out who is the greatest superhero... 

Wedding Guest Extraordinaire: Sarah Southern

Wedding Guest Extraordinaire: Sarah Southern

Full of joy and love following the royal wedding, the Wedding Guest Extraordinaire has brought her obsession with love matches to Edinburgh and wants to share her tales with you. She’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of some of her latest nuptials and share some cheeky stories... 

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Last year, Chris was finally feeling happy and well-adjusted. This year, he's a mess, which should be more fun to watch! Join Chris for the follow-up to his debut hour Premature Emasculation (*****, Bunbury Magazine)... 

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

A stand-up show about a stolen camera, what was on it and what it represents. Davey Reilly presents a new hour of comedy exploring curiosity, potential and Russian spies. Davey has been described as 'the future of Irish comedy' by Rich Hall, a 'liberal cuck' by countless members of the far-right online, and has appeared on RTÉ, BBC, MTV, and Facts, among others... 

Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan

Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan

Multi award-winning comic Harriet Kemsley pulls her skirt out of her pants and shames slut shaming. In a Cornell University study women rated fictional female peer, Joan, as emotionally unstable and less competent because she was sexually promiscuous... 

Georgia Tasda Means Business

Georgia Tasda Means Business

It’s a tough gig getting by in today’s cut-throat economy, but help is at hand! Join prize-winning comedy drag queen Georgia Tasda for a business masterclass, as she reveals the tricks of the trade she used to build her business empire... 

Good Grief

Good Grief

Whether you’re mourning a loved one, your youth, or last night’s bottle(s) of Pinot, grief is inevitable and never convenient. Australian comedian Nat Harris takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the five stages of grief in 50 minutes: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance... 

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

Tom Little won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015, was a BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014 finalist, and appeared in both Pleasance Comedy Reserve and Big Value showcases so, you know, be impressed... 

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

With his high energy delivery, natural comic ability and overall friendly vibe, Joseph Parsons (as seen on Channel 4) will share his uplifting account of the ups and downs of discovering his sexuality... 

No Success Like Failure

No Success Like Failure

How do we define success? Is failure ever an option? Is a teasmade an appropriate 60th birthday gift? Does anyone really know what is going on at all, ever? Expect beguiling stories and big belly laughs as Jake attempts to answer these questions and more... 

Fat Girl Slim... Chance

Fat Girl Slim... Chance

This is a show for the losers, the underdogs and the also-rans. This is a show for those people who want to win, but never will. Miranda Kane has spent her whole life trying to win something – anything! To get a trophy, an award, a certificate, or just a pat on the back and never succeeding... 

The Oxford Revue: Group Work

The Oxford Revue: Group Work

Three of the Oxford Revue’s best and brightest present a free hour of stand-up and musical comedy. Join Olley, John and Elaine as they follow in the footsteps of Revue alumni like Michael Palin, Stewart Lee, Al Murray, Katy Brand, Sally Phillips, Armando Iannucci and Rowan Atkinson... 

Alexander Bennett: Housewives' Favourite

Alexander Bennett: Housewives' Favourite

Tragedy + time + a desperate need to fill a void in your heart = comedy. Alexander Bennett is an award-nominated comedian and creator of the cult fringe show Hell To Play. He’s emotionally broken and quietly desperate... 

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... 

Peter Dobbing: Pleased With Yourself Isn't the Same as Being Happy

Peter Dobbing: Pleased With Yourself Isn't the Same as Being Happy

'Upbeat and energetic and above all, entertaining' (Advertiser, Adelaide). Bristol Underground Comedy brings Peter Dobbing's world tour back to Sneaky Pete's. Centrally located hour of free Fringe stand-up comedy at half two... 

Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves

Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves

Join Jewish comedian of the year and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds for his show all about love, sex and Harry Potter. BBC New Comedian finalist 2017. 

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 runs over two days with nine hours of training followed by a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Join us for a one-off comedy extravaganza! Come check out some of the new kids on the block as they make their Pleasance debut in this late-night comedy gala! Best of all, tickets are totally free! 

Peter Brush: Chasing Snails

Peter Brush: Chasing Snails

Awkward jokesmith Peter Brush takes on today’s hot topics, the Bayeux Tapestry, socks, the reason why snails move so slowly, and whether you’ll think more favourably of this show after he’s dead... 

Jack Barry: Tango

Jack Barry: Tango

In the last year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry has been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's been reading up on sex, love and relationships, but is definitely still not an expert... 

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. Intertwining her own life with a traditional Shetland folk tale. 'Marjolein Robertson is a highly promising and delightfully original act' (Jay Richardson, Scotsman)... 

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Last year, Chris was finally feeling happy and well-adjusted. This year, he's a mess, which should be more fun to watch! Join Chris for the follow-up to his debut hour Premature Emasculation (*****, Bunbury Magazine)... 

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

The funny side of Australia. Top British comedian 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)... 

Live the Laugh

Live the Laugh

'Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up' **** (ThreeWeeks). '55 minutes of side-splitting laughter' ***** (Plains Producer). Dan Willis brings 18 years of comedy experience to the table, out to prove that laughter truly is the best medicine... 

The Russian Comedy Experience

The Russian Comedy Experience

Russia, you've heard of it, you know it's run by a shirtless man on a horse. But what's it really like? Three of Russian TV's finest comedians will tell you for a whole hour, with jokes about the motherland, Britain and the world at large... 

Tom Short and Tom Little – Small World

Tom Short and Tom Little – Small World

People often get awkward, white, Northern Tom Short, and awkward, white, Northern Tom Little mixed up. Can’t think why. Come see if you can tell them apart. Tom Short (Funhouse Champion 2014) ‘is a cool cat… who wins the audience over immediately’ (Now Then Magazine) with ‘his self-deprecating style and quick-fire delivery…... 

Lloyd Langford: Why the Big Face?

Lloyd Langford: Why the Big Face?

A brand-new and free stand-up show from one of the biggest faces in comedy. May contain jokes about balconies, terror, acid and robins. An early version of this show won the Best Show Award at the 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival... 

Super Sonic 90s Kid

Super Sonic 90s Kid

Award-winning stand-up Sooz Kempner spent the 90s playing Sonic, going from a little kid to a fully grown teen. But did the 90s map out her entire existence? And will she coast through life or will she try to complete it with all the Chaos Emeralds? As seen on BBC Three, ITV2 and Comedy Central... 

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

James Farmer (writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Last Leg) is back for an hour of jokes about being a big scaredy cat. They say White Men Can’t Jump... 

Free Stand-Up Will Never Die

Free Stand-Up Will Never Die

The hilarious Welsh optimist returns to the Fringe, working through his latest identity crisis the only way he knows how – with 40 minutes of excellent free comedy. Show includes 15-minute support act. 

Quiz in My Pants

Quiz in My Pants

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

Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales

Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales

After Best Newcomer, the Argentinean comedian brings stories of tango from Buenos Aires to Edinburgh. Gardel, Piazzolla, milongas, passion, how he almost murdered for love and why Al Pacino’s dancing in Scent of a Woman is crap... 

Tash Goldstone: Jellybean

Tash Goldstone: Jellybean

Tash Goldstone, as seen on Comedy Central online and VICE, comes of age in a 40-minute show exploring childhood obsessions, terrible YouTubers and why you should never eat glitter. 'Very unique... 

Emslie and Cooke: Light and Shade

Emslie and Cooke: Light and Shade

You can’t choose your family, but you can create 30 minutes of comedy about them. That’s exactly what Joseph Emslie (Amused Moose finalist 2017) and Chris Cooke (BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack) have done! Joseph and Chris had very different upbringings... 

Another Time Slot With Ger Staunton

Another Time Slot With Ger Staunton

A nice, relaxed way to spend an hour of your Edinburgh Fringe with conversational-style delivery from 'one of the best comedy writers in Ireland' (Aidan Bishop, The International Comedy Club, Dublin)... 

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Ever heard a bald man sing Rihanna? As seen at the biggest comedy clubs in the world, including Caroline's on Broadway in NYC and Yuk Yuk's in Toronto – 'exceptionally funny' (Mark Dolan, Balls of Steel) Scottish baldy Gary Sansome takes an irreverent look at music and popular culture in this hilarious, fun-packed show... 

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat Two

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat Two

Canadian comedy veteran David Tsonos returns with his sequel to his solo show 2015 Walking the Cat. He now has a new cat, Mitzy, and she takes centre stage as he deals with problems of adoption, veterinarians, catnappings and even a murder... 

The Second Annual Black Comedy Showcase

The Second Annual Black Comedy Showcase

After the success of the First Annual Black Comedy Showcase, we're back – bigger, better and blacker. Featuring the best black comics from around the globe with a different line-up every day, the show is what it would look like if MLK and Bernard Manning had a bastard love child who put on a stand-up comedy cabaret... 

Dansplaining

Dansplaining

Hot on the heels of gigs across Europe, supporting Seann Walsh at the Leicester Square Theatre and the production of a second series of the hit YouTube series Wheelbarrow Town, Danny Ward returns to Edinburgh with his highly anticipated fifth solo show... 

Ania and Riss Are Trying Their Hardest

Ania and Riss Are Trying Their Hardest

Funny Women regional finalist Ania Magliano and Cambridge Footlight Riss Obolensky have joined forces after two successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe: The Footlights International Tour Show (Pleasance Dome) and Switch: A Sketch Show (Underbelly Med Quad)... 

Stuart Goldsmith: End Of

Stuart Goldsmith: End Of

Stu's back with some thoughts on how it all works out in the end and whether anyone cares. A comic odyssey through future selves, rare diseases and the chance to convince your son you've got some sort of backbone... 

Rich Wilson's Still Relevant

Rich Wilson's Still Relevant

Rich Wilson is still very much relevant, even though he's over 40. Regarded as one of the UK's finest circuit comedians, he's been making his living from comedy for 13 years even though you've never heard of him... 

Immigrateful

Immigrateful

As seen on BBC One. Support for Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan. George has lived in the UK for as long as he lived in Greece. Is he Greek any more than British? He's just happy to be here! 

Alistair Barrie – The InternationAL

Alistair Barrie – The InternationAL

Alistair Barrie headlines comedy clubs all over the world and is a BBC Scotland Breaking the News regular. He has been nominated for Best Show at the Fringe twice and lost both times... 

Dominic Holland – The Glory Year

Dominic Holland – The Glory Year

Complete sell-out 2017. Eight four-star reviews, including the Scotsman, Herald, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and Evening Standard. In the past he's tackled hard questions like: how do you know when to wash a towel or when an onion is peeled? This year, this fearless award-winning comic demands to know why we bother with dinner parties? An everyman (albeit with a superstar first son in Tom, Spider-Man), his great skill is picking apart his own life and making audiences laugh at themselves... 

Alex Love: Stop the Press, I Want to Get Off

Alex Love: Stop the Press, I Want to Get Off

Find out what life is really like as a local newspaper reporter in a rural town, covering hard-hitting stories such as parish council meetings, charity bike rides and dogs winning raffles... 

Stella Graham: Uncivilized

Stella Graham: Uncivilized

Stella vs Nature, like Man vs Food, without the quadruple cheeseburgers. Warning: May contain girl going nuts and high risk of a rage infused heart attack. 'If you're a TV executive, drop what you're doing and go see her now' (Skinny)... 

Eleanor Tiernan: Success Without a Sex Tape

Eleanor Tiernan: Success Without a Sex Tape

Chronic Irish over-thinker still can't see the wood for the trees. 'Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice' (Sunday Times). 

Mark Silcox: I Can Cure...

Mark Silcox: I Can Cure...

'Don't kill yourself, Mark, by bringing a new show every year if people are not getting it. Repeat, repeat, repeat and make sure the hydrogen balloon flies and explodes. Hard work is the key to success... 

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

Running for Ireland, raising sons, matching socks, getting the gravy right, going on Countdown – Maxine has faced life’s challenges. Now 62, she’s leaving home on a bicycle. It's downhill from here... 

Jew-O-Rama

Jew-O-Rama

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

Stand-Up and Slam

Stand-Up and Slam

The battle is on! Six outstanding Fringe acts, one epic fight night. Who wins? You decide. The critically acclaimed showdown between poets and comedians is back for its third Edinburgh Fringe... 

Paul Savage: DoGooder

Paul Savage: DoGooder

It's hard to do good when everything's falling apart. Paul Savage had a weird year, that really made him look inside himself. That's never a good thing. Contains great new jokes about depression, identity politics and jewel heists... 

We Should Know Better

We Should Know Better

Sikisa (BBC New Comedian 2017 finalist) and Adrian (who was cut out of the TV show The Night Manager) should know better by now. Despite having their head on straight, Adrian keeps repeating mistakes from his twenties and Sikisa keeps finding herself in sticky situations (literally)... 

Nick Hall: Peninsula

Nick Hall: Peninsula

No man is an island. But Nick Hall might be a peninsula. Hilarious and inventive stand-up, as seen and heard on BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. 'Brilliant' (Times). ‘Crackingly original’ **** (List)... 

Rice Krispies With Ketchup

Rice Krispies With Ketchup

Los Angeles based stand-up comedian Kirk Smith has performed in over 1,000 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... 

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

A stand-up show about a stolen camera, what was on it and what it represents. Davey Reilly presents a new hour of comedy exploring curiosity, potential and Russian spies. Davey has been described as 'the future of Irish comedy' by Rich Hall, a 'liberal cuck' by countless members of the far-right online, and has appeared on RTÉ, BBC, MTV, and Facts, among others... 

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. Intertwining her own life with a traditional Shetland folk tale. 'Marjolein Robertson is a highly promising and delightfully original act' (Jay Richardson, Scotsman)... 

Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

Like the most watery of weather conditions, Katie Pritchard is washing over the surf boards of comedy, crashing into the sandbanks of genre and dropping a sturdy wave onto the beach house of musicality... 

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

The debut solo show from ex-President of the Oxford Revue, Georgia Bruce. Bruce is a character comedy show but with more music, more colours, and more Dolly Parton. Georgia shakes up the traditional character comedy formula and uses it to explore the way she sees the world through colours, and how she approaches both comedy and songwriting... 

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

What if you were taught how to be a man but you weren’t yet a man? So you un-taught yourself and then you learned again from someone else and they were also wrong. So you decided to read a book about it... 

Keith Fox is... Here and Now?

Keith Fox is... Here and Now?

Irish comedian Keith Fox returns to Edinburgh with another solo stand-up show. From pant-wetting school days, to mindfulness over a pint; this show is one man's battle to make sense of things... 

Henry

Henry

Kirsten Brown and Guy Woodhouse present the show Henry. A 50-minute shared stand-up show that is their first. Of all the Henrys history has to offer, who is the best? Ford, the VIII, or the Hoover? Don't expect any scientific experiments to prove this, but do expect to hear some dodgy sonnets, and a complaint letter to God... 

Christian Reilly: Gig Economy

Christian Reilly: Gig Economy

Perrier Award-winning musical stand-up takes an axe to austerity and liquidates laughter deficits. 'Blisteringly funny' (Stage). 'If you're a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you're a Christian Reilly fan already' (Guardian)... 

Gareth Richards: Prophet

Gareth Richards: Prophet

Join Gareth Richards, Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2010 for his eighth funny, stupid, stand-up show, with some hilarious songs played on the Q-Chord. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News and Live at the Electric on BBC Three... 

Late-Night LOLs

Late-Night LOLs

Going to bed so soon? But the night has just begun! Enjoy some Late-Night LOLs with some of the best comedians at the Fringe. The best show you'll find at this hour. Hosted by award-winning comedian Aatif Nawaz. 

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free!

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free!

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

Sparkle Deli

Sparkle Deli

For their split hour of stand-up comedy, Louise Bastock and Liz Guterbock explore the mundane aspects of everyday life with a little bit of sinister sparkle. They're tackling the typical stuff: from assessing your financial landscape and getting tricked by your hangover poos to dads being the voice of reason (and also Richard Nixon)... 

Henry

Henry

Kirsten Brown and Guy Woodhouse present the show Henry. A 50-minute shared stand-up show that is their first. Of all the Henrys history has to offer, who is the best? Ford, the VIII, or the Hoover? Don't expect any scientific experiments to prove this, but do expect to hear some dodgy sonnets, and a complaint letter to God... 

Nick Doody: PG

Nick Doody: PG

For his 10th solo Fringe hour, acclaimed stand-up Nick Doody faces a challenge: to come up with a PG-rated show. Can he succeed? Come and find out. Over 18s only. No diabetics. 'Genius' ***** (Scotsman). 

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... 

Bearne the Midnight Oil

Bearne the Midnight Oil

This two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist and master of dark comedy brings an hour of finely crafted jokes with the occasional silly pun. Ideal for late night audiences. 'Killer one-liners' (Scotsman)... 

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing is a massive quitter. She’s given up alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, drugs (mostly), meat (sometimes), and casual sex (honest). But is she now a big ball of joy? Is everything bloody OK now? Come and see this lovable little weirdo talk about how she’s trying to fix her silly little brain by doing less things... 

Paul Currie: Hot Donkey

Paul Currie: Hot Donkey

Come take the laugh less travelled and treat yourself to the brand new absurdist show from this turbo fool. Strap in for sparkling surrealism as the entire audience is whisked into a true circus of existential nonsense and solid gold silliness... 

Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Stand-up comedy showcase produced by Los Angeles based stand-up comic Kirk Smith. Professional comedians, as well as rising stars, will be on every show. Guaranteed to make you laugh or your money back! (It's a free show). 

Made in Spain

Made in Spain

Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who insists it’s not all fiesta and siesta! We get miserable too! But nobody’s listening. Using fans, football, folklore and family, this is an uplifting, hilarious show about British/Spanish connections... 

Last Orders

Last Orders

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

Stu and Garry's Fringe Improv Show

Stu and Garry's Fringe Improv Show

Our long-running improvised comedy show will have you in stitches. Marvel as resident duo Stu and Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions. It's a sure-fire way to start your Fringe day. 

The Boy With the Pearl Necklace

The Boy With the Pearl Necklace

From the creator of Will He Bonk You in the Chocolate Factory and Fridged Moan's Diary comes a new stand-up comedy spectacular! An evening of music and comedy about being young and reckless and how you too could be the owner of a pearl necklace... 

The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

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

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Tales Part II

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Tales Part II

Last year, it was stories about being pissed on by a dragon, near death by a fire-breathing dragon, and accidentally joining a Romani Gypsy drug-smuggling ring. This year, it's a brand-new hour of true stories including Spekky Rizwan Goes To Jail, How Rahul Communicated With the Dead Via Facebook Messenger and How a Series of Tragic Life Events Forced Him to Confront His Own Mortality (but mainly it's dumb sh*t Rizwan did)... 

The Edinburgh Revue's Stand-Up Show 2018

The Edinburgh Revue's Stand-Up Show 2018

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

Gary Little: Big Mouth

Gary Little: Big Mouth

After headlining at some of the top comedy clubs around the UK and abroad, Gary returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the sets, the stories and the jokes that have earned him the reputation as one of Scotland’s top comedians... 

Glen Davies – Gagging

Glen Davies – Gagging

Comedy is subjective to each person as much as food taste and colour preference, so why not enjoy it at its rawest and possibly most honest source. That source is Glen Davies. How do his ancestors manage to appear throughout the world's conspiracies? Why is he obsessed with trite puns and what's so wrong about the name Keith? Glen is bringing silly back in a way that tickles all funny bones... 

Andy Barr: Neustadt

Andy Barr: Neustadt

Visionary architect Andy Barr, tasked with designing the ideal socialist city, is dragged into a paranoid nightmare of Cold War intrigue. Andy Barr is a stand-up and member of the Weirdos collective... 

Lee Kyle – Kicking Potatoes Into the Sea

Lee Kyle – Kicking Potatoes Into the Sea

Have you ever kicked a potato into the sea? Lee Kyle has. It's great but it's not the answer to your problems or anything. Unless your problem is that your sea doesn't have enough potatoes in, which it almost certainly isn't... 

Clara Saves America

Clara Saves America

In Clara Saves America, internationally unknown French stand-up comedian, Clara Bijl, talks about being French and living in America, moving to NYC, then to California; she shares her thoughts on attending funerals, leaving notes on people's cars, the hardship of raising cats, and of course, she talks about how she saves America... 

The Best of Red Raw

The Best of Red Raw

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

Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose

Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose

Sometimes life is just a toss of a coin. Would you like to win £1,000? Then Mark has to lose. You really could win £1,000 but it’s the taking part that counts. There will be cakes, chips, incredible lighting effects, sweets and giant cuddly toys – some of these items may be imaginary, but not the £1,000, that is definitely real... 

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

You want it. You want it now. Why should you wait? You've been good. You deserve what you want. And you deserve it now. Come. Treat yourself to some Instant GrAATIFication – the brand new comedy show from award-winning stand-up comedian Aatif Nawaz... 

Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons

Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons

Gordon Southern has successfully avoided winter for ten years, a feat only previously achieved by bees, some birds and most bears. He's been fluttering delightfully between summer and autumn on a decade-long repeat... 

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Come on then! (To my show.) You want some? (Comedy.) You wanna go? (Buy a ticket then.) I'll be joking about you, me and this wonderfully odd time to be alive. Alun Cochrane has been doing solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2004... 

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous star feels it's time to spill, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. What went on in the Big Brother house? Can she be honest about stand-up comedy, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? Probably not... 

Brendon Burns Mansplainin'

Brendon Burns Mansplainin'

90% of tour dates sold out in under 24 hours! Book early! Only £6.50 to pre-book. Host of the international smash hit and critically acclaimed podcast Dumb White Guy (half a million downloads on SoundCloud alone) turns his eye from race to gender... 

Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance

Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed... 

Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

It's stand-up, but not as you know it. No rules, no backup, no script, no set-list, just pure comedy. International double act Rick Molland and Sully O’Sullivan deliver a unique hour of improvised stand-up comedy every single show... 

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

He doesn’t know it all but Silky can make up something plausible really quickly. Brand-new show and concept from the best comedian you’ve never heard of. Family friendly-ish backwards comedy quiz... 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

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

Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective

Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective

For the last 25 years, comedian collective Comedytrain has been responsible for every major talent in Holland. The collective has its own comedy club (Toomler) in Amsterdam – which was the first Dutch stage for international stars like Trevor Noah, Jim Jefferies, Daniel Kitson and many more... 

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... 

Better

Better

Two Women. One Objective. To work out who has it Better. Rebecca is floundering through her 30s, attempting to balance her feminist ideals with getting a boyfriend. Pauline’s into her 50s, juggling husband, kids and career; to her, floundering through your 30s without any responsibility looks like a lot of fun... 

Fred MacAulay and John Moloney

Fred MacAulay and John Moloney

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

Yes, That Nick Page, Apparently. Winner of English Comedian 2017

Yes, That Nick Page, Apparently. Winner of English Comedian 2017

Nick Page has had an interesting year, he won English Comedian of the year after coming second the previous year and being really grumpy about it. He had sell-out shows at the Perth and Adelaide Comedy festivals and he's appeared on Britain's Got Talent... 

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

Tired of watching middle-class white boys try to be funny? Come watch a middle-class brown boy (who grew up in a white society) try to be funny! After performing alongside the Cambridge Footlights, at the Comedy Store and Angel Comedy, to name a few, Sameer is bringing his third show to the Fringe! He provides his hilarious take on race, society and little things you never noticed... 

Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017, 2018 – Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh for the first time. Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, for free! Time Out recommended, a comedy institution and top comedy club in London on TripAdvisor! 

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Trev Tokabi, from the Ivory Coast, has a knack for putting himself in compromising situations! If you have a mate, friend, partner, homeboy, homegirl, brother, sister, husband, wife or just know someone who inexplicably always dig themselves into a hole, you will love this show... 

Limmy’s Vines

Limmy’s Vines

Limmy is perhaps best known for BBC Scotland’s Limmy’s Show, but when that came to an end, Limmy turned to Vine. With a lot of time on his hands, he spent most of 2013 on his phone, recording six second video after six second video... 

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

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

Jerry Sadowitz: Make Comedy GRATE Again!

Jerry Sadowitz: Make Comedy GRATE Again!

Jerry Sadowitz, comedian, magician and all round scary man, is back in 2018! Actually, he saved petrol and never left! With his unique combination of comedy, absolute hatred and card tricks, every moment is guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself as he bangs on about some pish... 

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

Master of wordplay Richard Pulsford brings his fifth solo show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Richard appeared at 10 different comedy festivals in 2017, all the while sending food parcels to his first wife – FedEx... 

African in New York – Almost Famous by Njambi McGrath

African in New York – Almost Famous by Njambi McGrath

When the naive straight-out-of-Africa student Njambi McGrath was invited to a Thanksgiving meal by her new college friend, she could hardly have known that some areas in America are a no-go for black people... 

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

One of Australia's finest and youngest comedians comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time with his one hour show, Ben McCarthy: Nevermind. Nevermind is a one hour stand up show featuring stories of Ben's latest tours of Australia and Europe and life on the road as a travelling comedian... 

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

'I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath...' That's what came to me, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the story of the joke, the painting and what happened next... 

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 Festival Magazine)... 

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Fresh from touring UK and Australia, the maestro of feel-good comedy. Seen on QI, star of Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For? (BBC Radio 4). 'Amos is officially becoming a national treasure... 

Pat Cahill: Clagnut

Pat Cahill: Clagnut

Come and see Pat Cahill ride the midnight Blundabus with his favourite nuggets of neo-music hall entertainment, old clags, new dingles and some ridiculous chunks he just can't jiggle away... 

Late-Night Lucky Bag

Late-Night Lucky Bag

Every night, a rising star of the comedy scene will curate their own night of comedy. Many acts will be making their Edinburgh Fringe debuts with these shows, including Montreal comic Jeff O'Brien whose credits include opening for Russell Peters, and Hannah Lawrence who regularly performs stand-up at the biggest clubs in Toronto... 

A New Political Comedy Show

A New 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' (TheCultureTrip.com). 'Demonstrated no subject ought to be off-limits if handled intelligently and originally' (Scotsman)... 

Ingrid Dahle: Wingrid

Ingrid Dahle: Wingrid

How does a shy Norwegian from the fjords end up leaving home and becoming a unique award-winning comedian in the UK? Surely there’s more to it than simply putting a W in front of your name to becoming the winner you were meant to be? Highly-anticipated debut which unravels the mystery behind becoming Wingrid: superior human being excelling at life... 

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

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

Nevermind the B*llocks, Here's Markus Birdman

Nevermind the B*llocks, Here's Markus Birdman

Come laugh, marvel and cry at the best bits, from the best comedian, you’ve never heard of. 'How the f*ck is Markus Birdman not famous?' (Paul Sinha). Amused Moose Award nominee – Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe ‘15... 

'Aaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault?

'Aaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault?

Life is full of accidents, mishaps, frustrations and disappointments. At the age of 53, Bruce Fummey has experienced a few of them. Where's my compensation? Former Scottish Comedian of the Year vents on life now that middle age has hit... 

Bumpkins

Bumpkins

An hour of stand-up from a trio of bumpkins. 'Each a force of nature and a full throttled idiot' (Logan Murray). Eleri, Fiona and Ruth mix social commentary with silliness as they simplify the complex and complicate the simple... 

What's Mark Zuckerberg Got to Do With It?

What's Mark Zuckerberg Got to Do With It?

A tender look at the humble homo sapien and how 200,000 years of steady progress have led us to... Arrrrggggh! Where are we? Who are we? And.... and.... Ah f*ck it, if we're all going to hell on a hand-held device let's laugh our tits off on the way... 

Jo Caulfield: Killing Time

Jo Caulfield: Killing Time

Award-winning comedian. Razor-sharp. Sarcastic. Hilarious. Unmissable. Featured on Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, John Bishop Show, Just a Minute and Stop the Press... 

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his Dad, it was through films. From John Wayne to Avatar, this is a tale of how two men grew up whilst eating popcorn. Now in its eighth year! 'Charmingly funny' (Scotsman)... 

Caustic Comedy Nights

Caustic Comedy Nights

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

The Miles Jupp Interviews

The Miles Jupp Interviews

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

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Join the greatest comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arte-fact and arte-fiction in a wholly improvised set, prompted by genuine artefacts housed in the National Museum of Scotland! This unrehearsed and unrestrained show-and-tell might not be historically, or even culturally, accurate but it's guaranteed to be utterly entertaining... 

Diamond Comedy Club

Diamond Comedy Club

The Diamond Comedy Club is bringing some of the freshest voices in stand-up comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for an unmissable late-night party! Each night, a different line-up will take to the Counting House Ballroom stage, featuring performances by some of the funniest new comedians from the UK and Canada... 

Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband

Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband

Aidan was divinely happy as an apathetic atheist until his wife started training as a vicar. With his best friend finding her path, Aidan questions his purpose while dealing with audio bibles, professional jealousy and the purgatory of cruise ships... 

Andrew White: Coming of Age

Andrew White: Coming of Age

In 2017, Andrew White debuted his first solo show, It Was Funnier in My Head, unable to legally drink, have debt, or even get into some venues he was set to perform in! But this year, he's back and ready to do it all again with a new-found sense of adulthood... 

Fat Chance

Fat Chance

Stand-up comedian Daniel Lobell has been fat his whole life. Now 35 and morbidly obese, he is determined to conquer his food addiction and get healthy. 

Kitchen Party Action

Kitchen Party Action

Whose party is this? Anthony Ayton is a way better conversationalist when Jack Daniels is involved. Let's chat in the kitchen and pray the DJ/Lord of anti-music goes home. 'Bloody Funny' (Angela Barnes). 

Mystery Meat (Showcase)

Mystery Meat (Showcase)

Mystery Meat is a monthly cult stand-up show regularly performing to sell-out audiences in Brighton. This is no accident. Get involved. 

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand up comedy at this year's fringe. Hopefully, everybody makes it out alive! 

Oxford Revue: Free

Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. Across the month of August, the University of Oxford's premier sketch comedy troupe presents a rotating bill of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy acts performed by its brightest up-and-coming talent... 

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Feeling pressured by his success last year with The Elvis Dead, Rob Kemp returns with ten(!) shows stuck to a spinning wheel. He'll perform whichever show it stops on. The idiot. Will it be Beatlesjuice? Godzilla with puppets? Something self-referential set in a bookshop? Who knows? Not him, cos the wheel definitely isn't rigged... 

Rule of Three

Rule of Three

Part stand-up comedy, part game show. Three of the funniest comedians on earth take the stage with some of the best jokes in the world. Each one is sneaking in a different new joke every night... 

Bona Fide

Bona Fide

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

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Sam Fraser has been a stand-by BBC local weather presenter since 2012. It's been a steep learning curve. Flattered by online comments about her bottom, she wonders can you be a full-time feminist and a part-time weather girl? This is Sam's first visit to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Simon Jablonski – Love

Simon Jablonski – Love

An entirely un-erotic journey that begins in a public toilet, then takes strange diversions via a sexy tomato plant and a clap clinic. 

John Lynn: Addiction Diction

John Lynn: Addiction Diction

John Lynn is not a drug fiend. He doesn’t have a (serious) gambling problem. He’s not even that fond of coffee. However, like all of us, John has many addictions in his life. Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease, considered so because drugs alter the brain... 

Prophets of Imperfection

Prophets of Imperfection

Inspired by Star Wars and superheroes, these two Dutch comedians return to the Fringe to analyse the past, present and future of disabilities. They realize they are no longer guardians, but Prophets of Imperfection... 

Black White With a Hash Brown

Black White With a Hash Brown

A tale of three colours. The show starts as pristine white in Bethnal Green and devolves to brown in Whitechapel, finally complete blackness in the heart of Leyton; it looks at ourselves and at society through our filters of colour. 

Berlin Survivors' Comedy Club

Berlin Survivors' Comedy Club

Berlin, the capital of dark humour, dark history and dark rooms. So why not move there? See expats from the infamous Berlin comedy scene before the Nazis return to shut it down. 'The comedy scene embodies... 

Rahul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

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

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... 

The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

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

Fanny's @ Five

Fanny's @ Five

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

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Join Nicholas Parsons, comedy actor and legendary host of BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute, for an unmissable hour of fun and laughter in the company of some very special guests. Celebrating a magnificent 18 years on the Fringe, this sell-out comedy chat show has previously featured Jason Byrne, John Bishop, Sue Perkins, Shappi Khorsandi, Gyles Brandreth, Micky Flanagan, Michael McIntyre and many more top acts... 

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

I'm just a comedian, standing in front of literally anything, asking it to love me. How being needy and anxious made me famous for a day. As seen on the BBC's Soft Border Patrol. 'An absolutely engaging performer... 

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan. Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from hugely successful tours of Australia and New Zealand, returns to Edinburgh with a powerhouse mash-up of comedy and poetry about gangs, fitting right in and feeling left out... 

Oleg Denisov: Doublethink

Oleg Denisov: Doublethink

If information is in infinite supply, why are we surprised it has no value? Moscow's top (yeah, only) satirical stand-up, the 'quick-fire funny' (Vin Arthey, Scotsman) Russian returns to Edinburgh from the neo-archaic futureland! A political animal from Putin’s petrified forest, and philosopher by training, Oleg, will third-world-splain propaganda and democracy, dissect Russian political zeitgeist and the test limits of identity and knowledge... 

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

Look, I think we can all agree that 2018 has been an absolute bloody nightmare. Join me in the basement of a pub where we can come together and collectively ignore the whole thing. I don’t care who you voted for or where you’re from, just grab a drink and lets have a laugh... 

Head Sets

Head Sets

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

Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess

Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess

Fifty-eight minutes of jokes from one of the UK comedy scene's most vaginary binaries. Sally guarantees this show will change your life, even if only by making it an hour shorter – come and feel the wrath of her mirth! 'Exceptionally funny' (Independent)... 

Adam Vincent: Stuck in the Suburbs With You

Adam Vincent: Stuck in the Suburbs With You

See this award-nominated (best comedy Buxton Fringe 2017) Australian (now lives in Bedfordshire…gutted) who played to full houses throughout Fringe 2017. See the man who writes for Channel 4’s award-winning show The Last Leg (not the leg jokes)... 

Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy

Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy

What type of comedian are you Gav? Hard-hitting? Are you one of these edgy types that says the unsayable or a modern consumer complaints comedian? Maybe you’re surreal and are only capable of looking at things obtusely... 

Richard Brown: You Are Not My Audience

Richard Brown: You Are Not My Audience

Richard Brown is too angry to kill himself. After occasional critical acclaim and consistent commercial failure he returns to the Fringe with his own brand of dark, thoughtful, alternative comedy... 

It's a Joke Life

It's a Joke Life

A wonderfully hilarious hour of stand-up comedy by two comedians that have been thrilling audiences throughout Europe with their show It’s A Joke Life. Touching and clever, this performance portrays the "joke" of life from a different perspective... 

Chris Stokes: We Don't Need Roads

Chris Stokes: We Don't Need Roads

From BBC Three, Dave and elsewhere, award-winning comedian Chris (BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017, Milton Jones tour support) returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about time, space, love, reality and teeth... 

Guerilla Aspies Year Four – Autism. Amusement. Conversion.

Guerilla Aspies Year Four – Autism. Amusement. Conversion.

The show that the greater media cannot entirely accept as real. Back for its fourth year with new neuroconversional images and stories, Paul Wady continues to pioneer a unique genre... 

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica 4 – Free

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica 4 – Free

For the 4th year, American atheist Bronston Jones reacts to the chaos of his country with a prayer: God Bless 'Merica, because it'll take a miracle to fix it. Apparently, his first three years of prayers didn't work, so he'll try a new one... 

Sara Barron: For Worse

Sara Barron: For Worse

The ‘reigning queen of New York’s live storytelling scene' (Jon Ronson) and host of the hit US storytelling show, The Moth, delivers her debut stand-up hour. Filthy, funny and incisive, Barron skewers her husband, her child, WhatsApp, herself and, notably, a tweenage sex script she wrote way back in 1992... 

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

They say 'don't cry over spilt milk'. Comedian Bronston Jones jokes about his life's little problems... and some big ones too! 'Certifiably unique' (LA Weekly). 'Very entertaining' (BroadwayBaby... 

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

Best Newcomer nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018. Cast your mind to a magical place called Santa Fe. Now snap out of it because that's the show's setting and you haven't bought a ticket yet so stop getting free enjoyment... 

Ivor Dembina Show

Ivor Dembina Show

Jewish comedian's truthful stand-up, funny stories and good jokes. A delightful mixture of new, old and very old material. Adult humour in the true sense of the words. Perfect early evening entertainment... 

Ross Hepburn Is Beetlejuice’d

Ross Hepburn Is Beetlejuice’d

When he was seven, Edinburgh-based comedian Ross Hepburn saw the film Beetlejuice for the first time. Far from giving him nightmares, it gave him a whole new perspective on life. And a new hero to try to emulate... 

Tom Taylor: Abridged

Tom Taylor: Abridged

The creator of Fringe hit: The Charlie Montague Mysteries (sell-out shows 2016 and 2017), returns with 40 minutes of jokes and silliness. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Tour support for Simon Munnery, John Kearns and Abandoman... 

Hoo-Ha!

Hoo-Ha!

What happens when the beguiling meets the bewildered? When the underwhelmed meets the overexcited? A whole lot of hoo-ha, that's what. Join award-winning comedians Stephen Trumble and Lily Phillips for an hour of no-holds-barred, all-souls-bared stand-up comedy... 

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin. Laugh your lederhosen off at a wide range of topics by some of the best comics from the Berlin English comedy scene. They will be sharing humorous stories of living, working and partying in one of the most popular cities in the world... 

Mind the Gap Stand-Up

Mind the Gap Stand-Up

A 23-year-old blind theoretical physicist turned local radio news broadcaster, a late-night TV casino host and a well-meaning woman called Glynis join forces for a laugh-packed showcase of three of tomorrow’s stars – today! 

Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase

Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase

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

BEASTS

BEASTS

They're raw. They're wild. They're asleep 16 hours a day. For Adam, money's tight. So tight he's had to go out and find a job. And beg his girlfriend to take it. As for Currer, he was the first person in his family to go to university – and not graduate... 

Hal Branson: Mbolo

Hal Branson: Mbolo

The debut hour from one of comedy's rising stars. Join Hal as he relives a 2003 trip to Uganda to get over a nervous breakdown and nagging ganja habit. And help build a school. 'An understated comedy gem' (HuffingtonPost... 

Jokes from a Shithole

Jokes from a Shithole

Jokes from a Shithole is an hour of stand-up containing social commentary, personal stories, and satire from the perspective of two Haitian immigrants. Tanael Joachim has been performing stand-up in New York for the past five years... 

Russell Hicks: A Fist Full of Ideas

Russell Hicks: A Fist Full of Ideas

Russell Hicks attempts to hone a work that is forever in progress by walking on stage with – literally – a fist full of ideas.  

Strictly Carl Donnelly!

Strictly Carl Donnelly!

Join this 'observational genius' (Guardian) for his 10th solo show! In 10 years he’s been married, divorced, happy, depressed and twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. This year he’s taking stock and seeing if his life, in those 10 years of coming to the Fringe, has lived up to his expectations... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

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

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Comedy’s one rule is 'no punching down'. Tim Renkow is a crippled, redneck, Mexican Jew. It’s hard for him to find a group he is not allowed to make fun of, which is insulting. Join Tim as he tries to find a group that is off-limits and prove that he's not the bottom of the social ladder... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

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

Larry Dean: Bampot

Larry Dean: Bampot

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry returns with a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem... 

Unhinged

Unhinged

Our global world is unhinged (maybe that’s why people want to go to Mars)! Connor McDonough-Flynn will bring you on a tour of our weirdly wonderful world in his show Unhinged. The motivation behind Connor’s comedy is to circumnavigate the audience’s nerves, aiming to find the spots of laughter that truly speak to people and get them laughing outside of their comfort zone... 

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World

In the hotly tipped debut hour from Scottish comedian and podcaster Struan Logan, he regales his tales of 18 months living out of a backpack through Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia... 

Sarah Iles: Ghosted

Sarah Iles: Ghosted

A fun stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles invites you to her life of trying to date after 12 years out of the game (she was married, not in prison – insert a hack witty comment here about them being the same) and not understanding the rules... 

Alex Farrow: Allow It

Alex Farrow: Allow It

Stand-up comedian and school teacher Alex Farrow presents a show about Western philosophy told through his stories of teaching religious studies to Muslim and Christian teenagers in East London... 

Zahra Barri is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra Barri is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra’s never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. Nor has she intentionally made herself look like a dog on Instagram. In a world full of Kim Kardashian’s career, be Kim Jong-Un’s Korea... 

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... 

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... 

Comedy Boxing: New Challengers

Comedy Boxing: New Challengers

Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh now with different competitors each show! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, heckling and boxing... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

One of Them, One of Us

One of Them, One of Us

Caught between Berlin and New York, Daniel Louis Vezza explores and takes on the differences between these two cities and the lifestyles that come with them, in an hour of observational and biographical stand-up. 

Tolerate

Tolerate

Split bill stand-up show from Megan Shandley (Funny Women grand finalist 2017) and Joe McTernan (Scottish Comedian of the Year semi-finalist 2017). Expect jokes, a stage and a real life ostrich... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

Larry Dean: Bampot

Larry Dean: Bampot

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry returns with a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem... 

Brett Blake: Reckless

Brett Blake: Reckless

People call Brett reckless, but he wouldn't know because he's too busy getting kicked off reality TV shows, representing himself in court and trying to make sure his new samurai sword matches his motorbike... 

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, returns with a brand new show. With a marriage date set, a dog rescued and a death in the family, it’s time to look at relationships! 'This bright sparky chappy was a real quick witted geezer' ***** (ArtsinLeicestershire... 

Toby Adams – Tongue in My Head

Toby Adams – Tongue in My Head

A new hour of stand-up. 'A special experience' (Stewart Lee). 'Treat yourself... charming... quiet charisma' (Chortle.co.uk). Is knowledge wisdom? Can the great minds of the past inform our present? How well do you know your neighbours? It's comedy... 

Oliver Coleman: Delicious

Oliver Coleman: Delicious

Australian funny man Oliver Coleman arrives at the Edinburgh Fringe bringing with him a frenetic hour of silly comedy fun times! It's a totally good show performed with exceptional grace and dexterity... 

Some Like It Holt

Some Like It Holt

Rosie Holt is not for everyone. 'If that was my daughter I'd be ashamed' (Rosie's mum's mate). 'Don't talk about me on stage' (Rosie's Ex). But those people are idiots. The best people like it Holt... 

Tri-Nations Comedy

Tri-Nations Comedy

Three headline comedians from different countries battle each other with their best gags to win the audience vote. With different acts every night, the scores are tallied over the festival and the overall winner receives UK residency... 

Raymond Mearns Is in the House

Raymond Mearns Is in the House

It's Fringe time again and I'm back at The Beehive. Since 2012, I've been doing my thing in that wee sweaty room at the top of the stairs and it's always a blast! If you've been before you know what I mean... 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

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

Best of Irish Comedian of the Year

Best of Irish Comedian of the Year

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

James Cook: Sarcasmic

James Cook: Sarcasmic

'A top class comic' (Birmingham Mail). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC News). 700,000 video views. Can an award-winning comedian elevate the lowest form of wit to the highest form of art? Probably not, but it’ll be fun. 

Adele Cliff: Sheep

Adele Cliff: Sheep

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut hour, all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep. Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016 and 2017... 

Michael Hackett: The Late Mike Show

Michael Hackett: The Late Mike Show

After a sell-out world tour, Michael Hackett brings his unique brand of storytelling and wild comedy to the 2018 Fringe. The Late Mike Show is the perfect antidote for the late-night reveller – guaranteeing daring insights, absurd banter and, of course, outrageous fun. 

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns

New work-in-progress solo show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy. With seemingly sweet and innocent charm, Katharine finds dark comedy in her observations on relationships, family, mental illness, feminism and her past misadventures... 

James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty

James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty

Do you have the heart of an athlete, but the skills of a toddler? Then this is the show for you! James Hancox is rubbish at sports. As a response he's invented his own, and plans to unveil them to the world... 

Richard Wright: Virgin

Richard Wright: Virgin

Richard Wright is a virgin. In his exciting new 2018 show Wright looks at adult virginity from his own point of view and shines a light on society's take on the adult virgin. Wright is a warm, engaging stand-up who manages to find the positive in everything – even his adult virginity... 

Scott Bennett: Leap Year

Scott Bennett: Leap Year

People say it's brave to do stand-up comedy, it's braver to let someone you love do it. This year Scott has finally made a decision and it's changed his life and the lives of those around him... 

Jim Campbell: Trampoline

Jim Campbell: Trampoline

Engagement ring for sale! Jim Campbell had a breakdown so that you don't have to! The award-nominated stand-up returns to Edinburgh to help you learn from his mistakes in this gag-packed, confessional show... 

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008

Award-winning comedian and ex-banker's explosive show exposes the secrets behind the 2008 crash. It was all down to him. If he did it. 'Such a safe pair of hands... here he ambitiously suggests he might have been responsible for the 2008 financial crash – using the same 'what if?' logic that underpinned OJ Simpson's If I Did It book... 

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). 

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Glenn Moore from Mock the Week and Absolute Radio presents a new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we've come to accept. This time, he's going somewhere nobody's been before so you might want to join him for the big send-off... 

Daniel Connell: Mr Personality 1988

Daniel Connell: Mr Personality 1988

Award-nominated Australian stand-up Daniel Connell is quite possibly the most relaxed man in Australia. He could easily be described as the ideal Aussie comedian – affable, loveable and hilarious... 

Alex Hylton: Everybody's Different and I'm the Same

Alex Hylton: Everybody's Different and I'm the Same

Alex Hylton is unique. Just like everybody else. Join one of Huffington Post's Must See New Acts of the Fringe as he tries to find out what makes him so special in this hilarious new show... 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. ***** (ArtsAward.org.uk). ***** (Bunbury Magazine)... 

Asian Ellen DeGeneres

Asian Ellen DeGeneres

Lubna Kerr is a Scottish Pakistani female actor and writer who pays homage to the American comedian, TV presenter, writer and actor Ellen DeGeneres through her character comedy. Her character Aunty Jee is the agony aunt you wished you could have had when growing up and even in older age... 

Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher

Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher

Variations on the BBC Radio 4 series, including the tales: Vladimir Putin’s Bottom Is Missing and Clash of the Hipster Shamans. 'As if JG Ballard has written an Edinburgh show from beyond the grave… profound and impressive and expertly delivered' (Chortle... 

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Megastar millennial messiah, thinkfluencer and idiot Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre Young Company) cordially invites you to a riotous morning of stand-up, sketches and silliness about life, death, loss and legacy... 

The Hangover Cure

The Hangover Cure

BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2017. 'One to watch' (FunnyWomen.com, 2018). The Hangover Cure is the feel-good stand-up comedy show of the Fringe. Ruby Carr and Ophelie Hocquard will leave you feeling happy and psyched up for the rest of the day... 

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

More perverted, more depressed, more jokes... the gays are back! 'The first true gem of the 2017 Fringe' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Mark's parents are dead. That's not a joke, though it is really funny... 

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard?

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard?

Something's up with Lewis Schaffer. 'Disturbingly hilarious' (FringeGuru.com). 'You have to admire the gall of the man' (List). 'Unique combination of supreme arrogance and gnawing self-doubt' (Chortle)... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, this hit show returns with a changing line-up of various comedians with hilarious material based on sex and relationships! 'Excellent' ***** (Audience review from EdFringe... 

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Dr Matt Winning is thinking about starting a family but wonders if he should. A show about why our knowledge about climate change doesn't necessarily match our actions. As seen as the Environmental Correspondent on Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave... 

Jordan Gray: People Change

Jordan Gray: People Change

On April 1st 2017, following a 10 year career in the music biz, recording artist Jordan Gray announced a sudden and surprise leap into stand-up comedy... Why? In her debut comedy special People Change, the transgender comic attempts to justify the second-biggest change of her life... 

Desiree Mother F*cking Burch

Desiree Mother F*cking Burch

As seen on Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, QI and Have I Got News For You?, comedian Desiree Burch presents her nearly eponymous third stand-up hour... 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Thanksgiving with your family in the most eye-popping of places. Don't worry... You’re Okay! Suzanne is a New York comedian who was selected for the San Francisco Comedy Competition finals, New York Winter Film Festival finals and the DC Comedy Festival... 

Robin Morgan: Honeymoon

Robin Morgan: Honeymoon

July: Robin gets married. Three days later: he goes away for a month, without his wife. Not exactly the ideal honeymoon, as is revealed in this follow up to the 2016 sell-out debut from The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) writer, warm-up for The Graham Norton Show and tour support for Ellie Taylor... 

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater

For the love of God, will somebody stop this man before he does himself or someone else an injury? 'A new comedy original' ***** (Herald). 

Simon Caine: Sex, Drugs and Other Things I Never Do

Simon Caine: Sex, Drugs and Other Things I Never Do

If you like pina coladas, and deep emotional pain. If you get anxious in public, come and see Simon Caine. The Martin Luther King Jr of comedy returns with 'his paranoid persona that's immediately entertaining and irrational but relatable' (BroadwayBaby... 

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped in the Body of an Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped in the Body of an Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson returns to the Fringe with his debut hour-long solo show! Jake mixes stand-up and storytelling in his new show which explores what it’s really like to try to follow your dreams... 

Olaf Falafel – There's no i in idiot

Olaf Falafel – There's no i in idiot

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back with another hour of inventive jokes, audience participation and the very loosest of themes. You'll laugh, you'll be confused, you'll enjoy most of it... 

Andy Onions – PowerPointless

Andy Onions – PowerPointless

High-octane, stand-up comedy show. Andy Onions (Resident MC of the Time Out recommended Freedom Fridge) takes you on a nonsensical multimedia journey. Films, game shows, computer games and obscure childhood sports are woven into Andy Onions daft tales... 

Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

Blind Jamie is taking a long hard look at this blinkered world. Gender is becoming one homogenised dull sex, baby-boomers lament the lack of manners from cold-calling millennials while they slam down their phones on them, and disabled people are being made to score points to get their benefits like they're on some horrendous game show... 

Still Got It

Still Got It

Raymond Mearns and Gary Little have Still Got It! Between them they've nearly 40 years experience in stand-up comedy and at an age where most are coasting to retirement, Raymond and Gary are just getting warmed up! This year they've joined forces to bring you a blistering hour of stand-up, brimming with great stories, awesome observations and improvisation which will leave you in no doubt why they are regarded as two of the very best headline comedians in Scotland... 

Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron

Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron

This Welsh comedian was the first major victim of Identity Theft in the UK. The crime left him and his pregnant wife penniless and homeless. He went on to make a Channel 4 documentary on the subject in which he demonstrated the ease of the crime by stealing the identity of the Home Secretary... 

Mike's Back

Mike's Back

After a sell-out world tour and best-selling book Gobsmacked, former dentist turned comedy giant Michael Hackett is back. Back to share more unthinkable stories delivered with his outlandish brand of humour... 

Paul Foxcroft: Huge If True

Paul Foxcroft: Huge If True

Paul Foxcroft (Cariad and Paul, Michael McIntyre's Big Show) is a professional improviser who, for some reason, has decided to script an hour's show in defiance of his many years of comedy experience... 

Alex Garner – Who?!

Alex Garner – Who?!

Who is Alex Garner anyway? A comedian, that’s who. But who else? A show about our public and private personas; online, on stage, at work, with family, and more. Puns, punchlines, and pithiness... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, this hit show returns with a changing line-up of various comedians with hilarious material based on sex and relationships! 'Excellent' ***** (Audience review from EdFringe... 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown is charming and disgusting. His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes... 

Falling With Style

Falling With Style

Adventurer David von Jones takes a humourous glance at some popular Disney and Pixar movies with a view to discovering more about the benefits of pessimism. 

Day Drinking With Yanks and Hosers

Day Drinking With Yanks and Hosers

A large pond separates us but drinking in the afternoon brings us together. A grab bag of up-and-coming stand-up comics from the US and Canada. 

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

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

Stand-Up Power Hour

Stand-Up Power Hour

The hottest free ticket in town. A selection of the best acts at the Edinburgh Fringe showcased in this hour of power. 

Curried Mustard

Curried Mustard

Growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the West with no language, culture, personality, looks or even a clue. 

Time Out With Ross Voss

Time Out With Ross Voss

Australian comedian Ross Voss’s show in the form of a basketball game! Four quarters of 12 minutes of comedy! Each quarter is different, from more about me to storytelling, longer bits and shorter jokes! 'Ross delivers with confidence, occasionally stopping the clock to set his audience straight on some detail or other as his hour passes effortlessly and without the abysmal slide into vulgarities that so called funny people resort to... 

Trying to Be Good

Trying to Be Good

Award-winning comedian, TV and radio writer and co-creator of Comedy Central’s Modern Horror Stories, Daniel Audritt asks – ‘what really makes us good?’, in his new punchline-heavy stand-up show... 

By the Power of Greyskull

By the Power of Greyskull

I am Winter. Prince of punchlines and defender of gags and the humorous secrets of Castle Greyskull. Fabulous secret comedic powers were revealed to me one night when I held aloft a mighty microphone and said 'by the power of Greyskull! I have the Power!'... 

LJ DA FUNK in... When Will These Fascist Bastards All Be Lined Up and F*cking Shot?!?

LJ DA FUNK in... When Will These Fascist Bastards All Be Lined Up and F*cking Shot?!?

Trump. May. Farage. Milo Yianniplopadopadous. Internet twats. Ed Sheeran. Mary Berry. Your mum. Britain First. The woman who put the cat in the bin. Katie Hopkins. Nick f*cking Knowles... 

Desperately Seeking Motivation (The Beginning)

Desperately Seeking Motivation (The Beginning)

Have you ever wondered what exactly is motivation? Where does it come from? Or most importantly, how on earth can we get some more of it?! Join two master procrastinators Matt and Josie as they take the first steps on what will be either an unbelievably epic, electrifying, rollercoaster pilgrimage ride, jam-packed with stunning self-discoveries(!), or nowhere further than their own comfy sofa... 

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

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

Gareth Berliner: I Paid for 50 Minutes of Your Time

Gareth Berliner: I Paid for 50 Minutes of Your Time

Stand-up comic Gareth Berliner was cast in Coronation Street four years ago to play dodgy drug dealer Macca, and was told he didn't need make-up! He's also very funny. Gareth has been working on new things and ideas and playing with form... 

Cold as Icelandic

Cold as Icelandic

Cold as Icelandic is an internationally themed stand-up comedy show from a single guy in his late 20s who has spent most of his life living out of a suitcase. Having always been an outsider, both in foreign countries and at home, Helgi Steinar has had the privilege of observing the norms and extremities of society and has properly placed them into observational comedy... 

Ahab; or What If Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Ahab; or What If Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: 'if we can adapt books into plays... 

Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek

Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek

Bra as metaphwoar! Life can make us all outsiders through its conspiracy of myths and fairy tales. Bust out of stereotypes that squash us, in an uplifting quest to find our own fit in the world and a bra that fits... 

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... 

Russ Peers: Hereditary Peers

Russ Peers: Hereditary Peers

BBC New Comedy Award finalist. 'One of those people who's just born with it' (BBC R4 Extra's Comedy Club). 'Deliciously dry observations and witty one liners' (Herald Scotland). 'The humour feels true' (Scotsman)... 

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Ever wanted to know the meaning of life? No, neither has Jen, she's too busy trying to stop her twins from using her shoes as a toilet. Still, we're only on this planet for a finite time, wouldn't it be good to find a bit of meaning in your otherwise pointless existence? Join Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all... 

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

In 2010, the island of Herm (the Channel Islands' smallest island) declared a state of emergency. Helicopters went up. Divers went down. It was all Sasha's fault. A stand-up show about how Sasha brought a part of the world to a halt... 

Andy Field the Love Tonight

Andy Field the Love Tonight

Since the end of the last Fringe, Andy Field has been keeping a diary full of his thoughts, feelings and silly ideas. Now he's going to perform the best bits in an odd combination of bleak personal confessions and fun, lighthearted jokes and stories... 

Ahir Shah: Duffer

Ahir Shah: Duffer

Ahir Shah returns to Edinburgh with a new hour of stand-up about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Shah's last show, Control, enjoyed a critically acclaimed Fringe run, culminating in a nomination for Best Show at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards... 

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional

Expat Aussie Nick Elleray has been described as 'an under-appreciated purveyor of quality downbeat comedy' (Chortle.co.uk). This is your chance to help remove 'under' from that description... 

Henning Wehn: Get on With It

Henning Wehn: Get on With It

Surely the German Comedy Ambassador hasn't botched out yet another new show? And what's he still doing here anyway? Come and find out. Or else. Henning's most recent television and radio appearances include BBC Two's Live at the Apollo, BBC One's Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie to You, BBC Radio 5 Live's Fighting Talk and BBC Radio 4's The Unbelievable Truth... 

Sam Russell: Lucky Bastard

Sam Russell: Lucky Bastard

Married to a corporate lawyer, owner of a pitch perfect Elmo impression and being the very definition of straight, white, male privilege... Sam is one lucky bastard... and he feels very guilty about that... 

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

Steve's dad has Alzheimers. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he's gone through all the music of his youth... 

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? Fresh from a sell-out UK tour; Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe, presents his hilarious new stand-up show about his working-class roots and the determination, arrogance, selfishness and sacrifices it takes to become undeniable... 

Alcohol Is Good for You – Sam Kissajukian

Alcohol Is Good for You – Sam Kissajukian

Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016 and sold out all 23 Edinburgh shows in 2016 and 2017. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this new show is even better than last year's... 

Escaping Trump's America

Escaping Trump's America

Back for a second year, hang out with American comics as they take a much-needed break from the craziness back home. Different line-up each night with comics, singers, drag performers and more... 

All Together Irish

All Together Irish

Following last year's sell-out run, All Together Irish returns with 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! 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

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

Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll

Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll

'I like trolling big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to troll anyway, you might as well troll big' (Darius Davies). Davies isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments: he shatters myths, he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the troll-maker’s art... 

A Pair of Jokers

A Pair of Jokers

Laughing Horse NATY winner Donal Vaughan and fellow Irishman Pat McDonagh are here to make you laugh. And that's it. If you want to see a show about a middle class, white guy talk about the struggles of being gluten intolerant, we're not the show for you... 

Juliet Meyers: Year of the Dog

Juliet Meyers: Year of the Dog

The dog got a sitcom. She got rabies while cycling in Central America. The ongoing adventures of Juliet (writer on The Sarah Millican Television Programme and 8 out of 10 Cats) and her co-star Homer the rescue dog... 

Ethnic Cleansing – Ruven Govender

Ethnic Cleansing – Ruven Govender

One of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia brings you an hour of brilliant ethnic based comedy. 'Punchline power' **** (Music). 'Pocket rocket of Australian comedy' ****1/2 (Australia Times). 

Luxury Split Bill

Luxury Split Bill

Ange Lavoipierre and Jane Watt have prepared a luxurious hour of stand up comedy. Ange and Jane grew up together in a small Australian town and finally, almost ten years later, Ange has bullied Jane into a comedy tour... 

Best of English Comedian of the Year

Best of English Comedian of the Year

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

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

Bethany Black is back. And this time it’s personal. Okay, it’s always personal, she’s always banging on about herself ('self indulgent' (List)). In 2018 Bethany was diagnosed with autism and agoraphobia... 

Craig Hill: C'mon the Lads!

Craig Hill: C'mon the Lads!

(This show is soooooo not about fit-baws!) 'Funny as hell!' (Scotland on Sunday). 'Wickedly subversive... Funny, charming, charismatic' (Metro). It's gonna kick off! Jockstrap yourself in for a "balls-out" funny night of no-holds-barred comedy... 

David Callaghan: Dead Man's Chest

David Callaghan: Dead Man's Chest

An interactive technological comedy adventure with comedian David Callaghan. Bring your smartphones and stupid heads. 'One of my highlights of the Fringe' **** (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' **** (EdFestMag... 

Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob: Bish and Bob

Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob: Bish and Bob

Rising stars Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob present a shared hour of whip-smart stand-up comedy. Bisha K Ali – as heard on BBC Radio 4’s Grownupland, The Guilty Feminist and BBC Asian Network – makes the political personal with her original, inventive voice... 

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

Now television is pretty much done with him because his palm crystal turned red, Phill Jupitus is enjoying the visceral thrill of live stand-up performing once more. In a user-friendly teatime slot, old man Jupitus will tell you things which have happened to him, but will exaggerate wildly... 

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Greetings! It's my brand-new show, baybayyy! Ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? I have. What about the numerous problems of organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example... 

Bumble Me Tinders

Bumble Me Tinders

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

Gary Tro: Idoit

Gary Tro: Idoit

Guys! I do it. You do it. We all do it. Idiocy. Let\'s bloody celebrate it together. Idoit is the hilarious new stand-up comedy show from Gary Tro. ***** (ThreeWeeks). \'Expect comedic genius\' (LondonCalling... 

James Loveridge

James Loveridge

Despite the world being on the brink of collapse, its 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! Best Show nominee at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 (Amused Moose)... 

Fopical With Peter E Davidson

Fopical With Peter E Davidson

Peter E Davidson (BBC Northern Ireland’s The Blame Game and Live at the Sunflower) returns with his brand-new show Fopical – a guide on how to relax in the modern world without spilling your rosé! Topical comedy from a Northern Irish bearded fop... 

Allan Havey Stands Up

Allan Havey Stands Up

You’ve seen him in Mad Men, you’ve seen him in Billions, you’ve seen him in Hail Caesar! Now see why he’s one of the best stand-ups in the world working today. 'Cocksure, irreverent, and very funny' (New York Times). 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

An eighth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! 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... 

Masud Milas: Masud Abides

Masud Milas: Masud Abides

Masud Abides is the exciting follow-up show to Masud's 2016 debut Edinburgh show, Routes. Now living in the UK, this fly half-Kenyan, half-English, leather jacket-wearing cat has found his place but what does he abide? 'One to watch' (Time Out)... 

Bilal Zafar – Lovebots

Bilal Zafar – Lovebots

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire (NATYS) winner is back with a brand-new show! Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote... 

Jack Evans: Work

Jack Evans: Work

Workers of the world: please stop! Jack Evans, lizard prince of Manchester's alternative circuit, presents a punchy, out-there hour about work: its history, its present and a future without it... 

Nick Dixon: Marriage Material

Nick Dixon: Marriage Material

Nick Dixon (Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, joke writer for Hollywood’s Will Smith) arrives with his neurotically hilarious debut stand-up show all about his disastrous attempts to become a normal, married adult man... 

Steve Bugeja: Almost

Steve Bugeja: Almost

Voted at school 'Most Likely to be Forgotten'. The reunion was in February, apparently. BBC New Comedy Award winner returns following three critically acclaimed shows. This year he’s on at 15:30 because he doesn’t like late nights... 

Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating

Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating

A Middle Eastern Mary Poppins gets type 2 diabetes from her spoonful of sugar, and gets told to lose weight or lose her toes. And just when her coveted red EU passport arrives, her new compatriots decide to Brexit... 

52 Days

52 Days

Hey, I'm Aidan, in 2012 I kept a journal on a deck of playing cards, one for every week. Pick them out and I'll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order's up to you... 

Megalodon

Megalodon

'Man is wolf to man.' Sounds pretty clever doesn't it? I will do about five minutes on bumholes first though. This show is also about bad choices, my dad going to Disney World without me when I was eight and why some people don't own sunglasses... 

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

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

Daniel Muggleton – Mouth Breather

Daniel Muggleton – Mouth Breather

Australian comedian Daniel Muggleton’s blunt and honest stand-up is a breath of fresh air for audiences. Despite sold-out shows at festivals worldwide, being the first Australian to be produced by Grammy-award winning US label Comedy Dynamics and a couple of appearances on TV (The Feed, The Checkout) – he still breathes through his mouth... 

Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think

Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think

Adorably awkward with a twist of gay, Los Angeles-based comedian Justin Matson has been kicked off of three rollercoasters for being too fat. Now he’s finally ready to talk about it! 

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy

Bringing his first solo show to the Fringe with a combination of storytelling, songs and surreal improvisations, Andrew Sim intends to liberate you from overthinking and explore the elusive subject of joy... 

Matt Watson and Friends

Matt Watson and Friends

Laugh it Off Comedy presents Matt Watson and Friends. Come hear the story of a man who has put everything on the line to pursue what he loves, and feel inspired through humour to stop letting passion fall to the side and start living the dream. 

Life Coach (Age 14)

Life Coach (Age 14)

A letter from the past, a date with a doomsday survivalist and the start of your dream career. What would you do if you could find out what your teenage self thought of your current life? Life Coach (Age 14) is a show about accepting who we are and what we've done, even the time we accidentally slapped a girl in the face with our man boob... 

Revenge of the New World

Revenge of the New World

Our parents are fine. No marginalised struggle or mental trauma. No vulnerable moments of authenticity, perhaps not even a moment of authenticity. Just jokes, pure and simple. We're not trying to make you existentially ponder the human condition, we're trying to make fluids come out your nose... 

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

UK rising comedy star Nicky Wilkinson returns to Edinburgh debut with her hotly anticipated new show, Happy: a fun-packed hour of stand-up, pies and party games. \'Effortless likeability and excellent comic timing\' (Chortle... 

Interdependent Woman

Interdependent Woman

Siân's mum is worried about her. So Siân has told her she's a successful stand-up comedian on a cruise ship. This is a show that aims to maintain that lie. A fresh stand-up show about neo-liberalism and being at sea from an avocado-carrying member of the millennial snowflake brigade... 

Lenny Sherman: Make the World a Better Place

Lenny Sherman: Make the World a Better Place

Fresh from filming on an upcoming comedy show for Channel 4, Lenny brings his hotly anticipated debut hour to the Edinburgh Fringe. Chortle.co.uk's Steve Bennett described him as 'a big, bold, baldie full of straight-talking working-class opinion, flirting with the audience’s assumption he’s going to be knuckle-headed racist, but playfully undermining that image with more silliness than satire... 

The Homesick Submarine Broadcasting Company

The Homesick Submarine Broadcasting Company

Recognising that land is a busted flush, comedian John Whale and musician Kieran Rafferty have decided to ditch the dry stuff in favour of a life slightly under the sea, producing thrilling pirate radio... 

Andy Storey: Awkward

Andy Storey: Awkward

'It's difficult I think, being a human person. It's alright when you're in the house with the curtains closed, but when you have to step outside...' Enjoy this debut hour from BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist 'with a slick relaxed delivery that packed the gags in' (Chortle... 

Phil Cooper: One Phil Over The Cooper's Nest

Phil Cooper: One Phil Over The Cooper's Nest

Join Phil in a lighthearted romp through the the world of collective delusions. Phil returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after his debut hour last year and looks at the truths we chose to believe over the fact she's leaving and she's not coming back... 

#1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts

#1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts

****1/2 (PerthHappenings.com). **** (TheMusic.com.au). West Australian stand-up comedy veteran Jez Watts has a fresh hour of material, his online search criteria covered and a loop machine... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes – Free Entry

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes – Free Entry

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... 

The Fresh Prince of Comedy – Kyle Legacy

The Fresh Prince of Comedy – Kyle Legacy

The Fresh Prince of the comedy is a master of the crowd and slave to the laugh. Kyle Legacy is hilarious and so original. If you came to laugh hard, Kyle is at your service. With huge success in 2017 touring his comedy across AUS, UK, USA and Canada, strap in for an hour of non-stop hilarity... 

The Lesbian Whisperer

The Lesbian Whisperer

Lebanese by blood, Australian by birth, European by 2020. After a formidable spell in Berlin, Frank realises that identity is fickle and machismo is bullshit and is no longer defined by words... 

James Veitch's Work in Progress Show

James Veitch's Work in Progress Show

To make James Veitch better for you, he brings regular updates to improve speed and reliability. The latest update includes small visual changes, general bug fixes and performance improvements providing a more consistent user experience... 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Yes, big topics are discussed. Her labia, for one. But also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight... 

John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party

John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party

Suited and booted Australian improv god unleashes pure comedy chaos in a basement with a live blues band. Different show every night! ‘John strides onstage giving literally zero f**ks’ ***** (Skinny)... 

Angry Face Emoji

Angry Face Emoji

Join Esther Manito – 'bold, original and of course laugh out loud' (Bidisha, BBC) and Ryan Dalton – 'as funny as he is tall, he's very tall' (Seann Walsh) – on a whirlwind tour of what makes them angry and what feeds the fury that they both hold... 

Jacob Hawley: Howl

Jacob Hawley: Howl

BBC New Comedy 2017 finalist Jacob Hawley presents his highly-anticipated debut hour. Hailing from a working-class Brexit town, Jacob now has an arts degree, a vegetarian girlfriend and an almost-convincing concern for climate change... 

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Insanely talented comedian Christian Elderfield presents his first solo show, Bolloxed. This world-travelling Brit presents a performance packed with wonderfully punchy storytelling and clever observations... 

Rhys Nicholson – Seminal

Rhys Nicholson – Seminal

It's me, Rhys. Please come to my show. Barry Award nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 'Aloof, wired, super smart, super quick... this is an excellent, laughter-filled hour and by the end we are all Rhys Nicholson fans' (Scotsman)... 

Tom Ward: Popcorn Lung

Tom Ward: Popcorn Lung

On the back of last year's critically acclaimed Love Machine and an appearance on Live from the BBC (BBC Worldwide), Tom Ward is going in for a closer inspection of his favourite themes: love, freedom and aloneness... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

In its sixth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every show 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... 

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a different selection each day of four of the best comics at the Fringe. The 99 Club has won the Chortle Award for Best London Club for eight years running and has been featured on ITV, BBC Two and BBC Radio 4... 

Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious

Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious

Russell Hicks returns with another free-form explosion that he deems 'necessary medicine' for any artist who is trying too hard to make it. Relax my children, for we have been here along... 

Eau de Munro

Eau de Munro

Golden Jester award winner Bob Munro presents Eau de Munro. A journey into the dimly lit surreal reaches of his mind, calling on personal experiences and observations that build the audience into equal parts suspense and hilarity... 

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one-man show Johnny Irish to Edinburgh which includes stories from the odd man’s life, well crafted one-liners and musical comedy. In this show you will learn of Duffy’s inability to deal with basic tasks in life as well as his romantic failings... 

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes – Free

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, 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... 

Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with an inter-dimensional work-in-progress stand-up comedy show. 'A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world' **** (Scotsman)... 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Show about family, taking risks and embracing change. Michelle's a Canadian stand-up comedian who unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. She went to university and worked full-time, then one day was brought into the lunch room and laid off... 

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Everyone is offended, everyone is a victim, no one is happy. A show for bleeding heart liberals and angry disenfranchised victims. A show for good guys, bad guys and those who know better... 

Jenny Collier: A Few Good Jen

Jenny Collier: A Few Good Jen

Multi award-winning Welsh comedian, Jenny Collier, is back and gooder than ever. 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold **** (VoiceMag.uk). 'Unlike any other comedian' ***** (EdfestMag... 

Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

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

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress)

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress)

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work... 

Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

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

Alistair Williams: Great White Male

Alistair Williams: Great White Male

People have never been more scared to say what they really think. It's time to tell the truth. Join award-winning Williams as he presents his own brutally hilarious interrogation of the most dividing subjects today; race and gender... 

The Neighbours Are Worried

The Neighbours Are Worried

Ever worried about the noises coming from next door? Meet the neighbours! Akin Omobitan, Max Turner Prize winner 2017 and Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year finalist 2017, and Lew Fitz: 'smart material... 

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Please note – this is not a dress code. A show about growing up poor and trying to forget your past. But how do you shake off your past, yet stay true to yourself? True stories from ‘a naturally charismatic story teller’ **** (Fest) about family, neighbours and quite literally singing for your supper... 

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

They say a loose pair of lips could sink a ship, but you've gotta talk truth to give reality a flip. And reality in 2018 needs the hard word, so there's never been a better time to get lippy... 

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

Fringe hit! A different daily bill of global stand-up comedy stars. Five sell-out years. 'Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe' (Time Out). Past acts include Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Chris Turner, Mark Dolan, Nathan Cassidy, Patrick Monahan, Jarred Christmas, Scott Capurro, Dan Antopolski, Jo Caulfield, Abandoman, Milo McCabe, Iain Stirling, David Mills, Sarah Callaghan, Trevor Lock, Phil Wang, Al Lubel, Nick Helm, Adam Hess, Phil Nichol... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

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

World Cup of Comedy

World Cup of Comedy

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

The Nasty Show

The Nasty Show

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

Comedy from Salford Uni

Comedy from Salford Uni

The cream of the crop from the University of Salford showcasing the future faces of British comedy. From the UK university with the longest running full-time comedy degree. Stand-up, sketch and more! 

Ari Shaffir: Jew

Ari Shaffir: Jew

Ari Shaffir turned his last Fringe show into a Netflix special called Double Negative. This year, he returns to tackle his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. Ari questions all the things rabbis never wanted him to... 

2 for Joy

2 for Joy

A double bill of stand-up from two award-winning new comics. Steff Todd: 'Hilarious' (The Stand), Funny Women’s Queen of the Meme and a runner-up in Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017... 

Joey Page: Perhaps Under Stars That Would Stretch Forever (an Idiot Explains the Universe in Under an Hour)

Joey Page: Perhaps Under Stars That Would Stretch Forever (an Idiot Explains the Universe in Under an Hour)

What's the point of all this? (Life.) Are there parallel universes? Want to learn everything you ever needed to know about the universe from an idiot? (Yes.) Is the world ending? (Probably... 

Jason Neale: Happy to Help

Jason Neale: Happy to Help

A comedy show of searing honesty – too much honesty if anything! Delivered in his usual no-nonsense style and jam packed with plenty of laughs throughout, Jason questions why he's so Happy to Help... 

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

Mildly anticipated new show from the 'delightfully silly' (Time Out), Josh Widdicombe’s XFM Show regular, who has also been heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. Directed by James Acaster... 

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

'The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe' **** (AdelaideNow.com.au). Nominated for Best Comedy, Fringe World Awards 2018. All-new 2018 stand-up comedy show by Jinx Yeo (Comedy Central Asia, ABC TV's Comedy Up Late)... 

Generation Y Us?

Generation Y Us?

Fiona Ridgewell: Piccadilly Comedy grand finalist 2017/18. 'Fiona has funny bones, an easy warmth and actual gags' (Julia Chamberlain). Tom Elwes: SYTYF semi-finalist 2017. 'Tom is a natural, I absolutely expect him to be on TV in about a year' (Barry Ferns, Angel Comedy)... 

Tania Edwards: Not My Dog

Tania Edwards: Not My Dog

Not My Dog is a hilariously dark exploration of modern life and our need to (mis)represent it from stand-up Tania Edwards who has written for Mock the Week (BBC Two), Stand Up for the Week and Twit of the Year (Channel 4)... 

Will Mars: Candid Cafe

Will Mars: Candid Cafe

Star of FOX’s Showtime at the Apollo, finalist on season eight of NBC Comcast’s knockout television show, Trial By Laughter and runner-up for the woman he loves. ‘He had been making his mark on the New York scene only to come back for love and be dumped soon after the plane hit the runway’ (BeyondTheJoke... 

Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry is a Voice Thief. Whether it's Andy Murray, Jacob Rees Mogg, Daniel Radcliffe or even Prince Harry – his uncanny and hilarious impressions will leave you wondering whether he has in fact stolen these voices from the very people themselves... 

Joe Foster: Let's Get Cynical

Joe Foster: Let's Get Cynical

Joe Foster (Winner of South Coast Comedian of the year 2015) presents his eagerly anticipated debut stand-up show. It’s easy to be cynical in this day and age, so let’s just get on with it... 

Naked Truth

Naked Truth

Listen to an uncommonly candid view of the world. Whilst sharing his own shambolic experiences in Naked Truth, Tommy Helme reveals an alternative perspective on politics, race, religion, sex, animals and children... 

Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary

Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary

After 30 wasted years, Sean McLoughlin (Chortle Award nominee, Ricky Gervais tour support) is back at the Fringe to perform the show of his mediocre life. As seen on Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store and VICELAND... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

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

Steve McCann: Funny Bones

Steve McCann: Funny Bones

Funnybones is Steve McCann’s Edinburgh solo debut. Steve’s show describes his journey from the brink to being a stand-up comedian, comedy promoter, talkshow host, lawyer and few things in-between... 

Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation (Work in Progress)

Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation (Work in Progress)

Nigel Ng is from Malaysia. Join him as he observes and adopts your western ways (he just started recycling!). People describe him as 'slick, has natural funnybones' (Chortle.co.uk)... 

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Who runs the world? Not this bitch. I handed the keys to a drunk guy. Come see Spring Day (her real name!), voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian, tell true tales of the selfishly selfless... 

Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs

Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs

***** (Scotsman, 2017). 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... 

On Earth As It Is

On Earth As It Is

This tour de farce of satire, parody and general comic mayhem chronicles the exploits of an American in Central and Eastern Europe when humanity first awoke from the deep freeze of communism... 

Hayley Ellis: Once, Twice, Three Times a Hayley

Hayley Ellis: Once, Twice, Three Times a Hayley

Featured in the top Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror. Guess who's back? Back again, Hayley's back, tell a friend. I mean that opening line relies heavily on you having knowledge of the Eminem song... 

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

Total sell-out 2005-2017 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). Jack Evans: 'Evans is clever, creative and funny' (Scotsman)... 

Common People

Common People

Janet and Paul are ordinary, common people and very happy with it. They aren’t trying to educate anyone, teach them where they are going wrong or how they should think and if they were, it would be dangerous to listen... 

Jane Hill – Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill – Addicted to Fun

Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 15 years but still misses the buzz of that first, second, third, fourth drink. A frank and funny show about anxiety, sex, alcohol and that time she nearly vomited over Noddy Holder... 

George Michael Is Greek

George Michael Is Greek

Why do Greeks love to claim things? How much are we our nationality? What is a George Michael? A show not just for Greeks... and George Michaels. 

Danny O'Brien: Lock-In

Danny O'Brien: Lock-In

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O'Brien went to prison. Three times to perform. Once again by accident. He's performed relentlessly worldwide and taken up a new religion through the medium of a hangry hangover... 

Liam Withnail: Homeboy

Liam Withnail: Homeboy

The time of the Straight White Male is over – so where does that leave the straight white men? One of the most exciting comedians in Scotland, Withnail turns his sights towards sexism in a show about society, sex and sausage fests... 

Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

Award-winning Archie Maddocks presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where he explores his deepest and darkest thoughts, exposes his flaws and interrogates his personal connection to Grenfell Tower... 

Sid Singh: American Bot

Sid Singh: American Bot

Silicon Valley dominates the news with the richest man in the world (Jeff Bezos), a website that helped spread fake news and swing a presidential election (Facebook), and a future presidential candidate (Mark F*cking Zuckerberg)... 

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock the Week regular and recent star of Live at the Apollo, Gary's shows are known for an unrivalled volume of high-class gags... 

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

If you were invited to a 50th birthday party in Ibiza, would you go? To help you decide, Sarah takes you on her journey and it's one you'll never forget. Winner of What's on Readers' Award 2017 – Best Midlands Comedy Breakthrough Act... 

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

After his gran got dementia (funny start) cult favourite and master storyteller Matthew Highton wanted to figure out what makes us, us and does it all matter in the end? Joy, silliness, anarchy, revelation, shame, reflection and probably some bits that make you go awwww... 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

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

Tudur Owen: Undemanding

Tudur Owen: Undemanding

Another joyous stand-up show from BAFTA Award-winning comedian and father of Welsh people, Tudur Owen. Greatness doesn't come easily to Tudur, so he's given up trying and thinks the rest of the world should do the same... 

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher

Kevin Precious is a former religious studies teacher. He's also a non-believer who attends his local humanist group. Unholier Than Thou features jokes and stories about teaching religious studies as a non-believer, being a humanist, the God-shaped hole and little bits here and there relating to the philosophy of religion... 

James Meehan – Gaz

James Meehan – Gaz

2017. I'm an angry insufferable mess. I don't leave the flat for six months. 2018. Same. Now I call it working from home. A comedy show for hermits. James Meehan is a comedian and ex-member of Gein's Family Giftshop... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

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

Bodily

Bodily

Ever wondered how to get the most out of the desolate obelisk that is your body? Using paint, placards and xylophone sticks, Ian Lane takes you on an annotated, colour-coded and possibly misleading tour of all the hidden features, cheat codes and easter eggs you never noticed within your body in this rare fusion of stand-up comedy and live body art... 

The Newcastle Revue: Tyne of Your Life

The Newcastle Revue: Tyne of Your Life

Newcastle Comedy Society’s first foray into the Edinburgh Fringe after gaining popularity in Newcastle for hosting hilarious, chaotic shows for the student population and the public alike... 

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian and new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types because it's the Fringe... 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Later this year Phil embarks on a national tour of his hit show Your Wrong. Your Wronger, will be a glorious expansion on the same themes that reflect upon, amongst many other things, his big brother Andrew’s severe car accident and the resulting five-week-long coma... 

Tony Law: A Lost Show

Tony Law: A Lost Show

A journey through the side and under-mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come! Under radar fresh for you. Tony doesn’t have the vocabulary or word-learning to express the powerful towering healing depths of the ancient soul unity snap... 

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump, the NRA, and the Creationist Museum. That’s three good reasons to see this show. 'A comedy institution' (Guardian). 'World class' (Scotsman). 

David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall

David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall

The 1991 holiday camp talent show winner, frontman of Best Hertfordshire Band 1998 and Most Promising Student 2002 pinpoints where things went wrong. Among the Daily Telegraph's 20 Funniest One-Liners and Comedy Central's 35 Funniest Jokes from the 2017 Fringe... 

James Nokise: Talk a Big Game

James Nokise: Talk a Big Game

After two years of shows on gangs, golliwogs, racism and politics, James Nokise returns to The Stand with his new show on… sports! Yep. Sports. After Brexit and Trump, the world's got too crazy so come into a safe space of sports jokes for an hour of world cups, world champions but no world events... 

2 Girls, 1 Cup... of Comedy

2 Girls, 1 Cup... of Comedy

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

Phil Ellis Is Ready for the Big Time

Phil Ellis Is Ready for the Big Time

After winning the Edinburgh Panel Prize in 2014 with Funz and Gamez, Phil’s ready to bring his unique, anarchic and unreliable comedy to the masses. Phil doesn’t mean to brag but he’s been involved with no less than five failed pilots and over 20 unread TV show ideas... 

Conor Drum: ...If

Conor Drum: ...If

A comedy rockumentary about a band that never happened. Conor discovers his old band's 18-year-old demo and decides if giving up the pipe dream was the right thing to do – what if they didn't? What if they kept going? What if they had what it takes? What ... 

Frank Lavender: Gotta Laugh

Frank Lavender: Gotta Laugh

Following his mother's tragic death (freak accident with a Bic Razor), the misogyny apologist and comedian par excellent presents his debut hour! 'Works the crowd like an Italian mama with pizza dough' (Scotsman)... 

Yuriko Kotani: Moreish

Yuriko Kotani: Moreish

Born and raised in Japan, Yuriko Kotani now lives in the UK. Please come and join her new work-in-progress show! Using her unique perspective, she is going to tell stories of her experiences and thoughts... 

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic is a fast-paced cacophony of characters and voices that come out of one man's head. Quick-fire skits, sounds, recurring characters and topical bits all interlaced together... 

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

A new show about wrestling by double act Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh. Thom and Andrew are forming the first ever comedy tag-team and are going to use all the elements of tag-team wrestling to explain professional wrestling to the world... 

Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel

Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel

Political comedian/ball of anxiety Alex Kealy honks on about love (passionate) and politics (jaded) for show number three. 'Hilariously funny' **** (TheatreWeekly.com). 'Ferociously quick-witted' **** (EdFringeReview... 

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

The debut season of a revolving line-up of the best established and up-and-coming female comedians from around the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. An early evening show for all comedy fans... 

The Trouble With Being Born Romanian

The Trouble With Being Born Romanian

Is this offbeat Romanian guy supposed to be the future of stand-up comedy? With his introspective and sometimes dark approach to comedy, keep an eye on this young whippersnapper baring his comedic soul on issues like immigration, love and cake... 

Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

She's a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover. She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal London-based comic... 

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg is not your standard Everyman. He's an anxiety-riddled, emotionally unstable, jaded romanticist who took up stand-up comedy at 18 instead of going to uni, and who managed to remain a virgin well into his late 20s... 

It'll Probably Be Alright

It'll Probably Be Alright

Dan tries to figure out when exactly one crosses the threshold into adulthood, and how long one must stay there before performing a U-turn, grabbing a milkshake and watching cartoons... 

Appropriately Inappropriate

Appropriately Inappropriate

Thao originally wanted to be an actress but was disheartened because she didn't see many Asians on TV. The only time she saw a lot of Asians on TV was on Border Security or Bondi Rescue... 

Richard Hanrahan Is Doing This

Richard Hanrahan Is Doing This

Ursine stand-up Richard Hanrahan finally gets his act together, or at least tries to. Each crafted performance reassembles past audience interactions, filtering suggestions through obscenity and obtusity into a madcap, multimedia debut... 

Bitter and Twisted

Bitter and Twisted

Longing for something but short on luck. They’ve been on a mighty quest to the bottom of the cave of desperation, met a winged, twice-horned beast called Insanity, stared into his emerald green eyes and screamed 'not today!' Disturbed but not perturbed they fled to a town called Purgatoria, population: two... 

Funny Dubz

Funny Dubz

Three new up-and-coming stand-up comedians perform their diverse sets. Mamoun Elagab is a young, deadpan comic relating honest tales from his childhood and adolescence; providing a light, yet in-depth insight into young black British communities... 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is returning to Edinburgh before heading out on his first world tour. He’ll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation... 

Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan

Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan

In 2017 comedian Jim Tavaré (BAFTA Award-winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist) was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles. Returning to the Fringe for the first time in 20 years, he tells the story of how a quick trip to the shops changed his life forever... 

Dave Green: Melt

Dave Green: Melt

Award-winning Dave Green does his highly anticipated debut hour. Join him as he worries his way through all the big topics of the day in a paranoid stream of consciousness that will make your mind melt... 

Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist

Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist

From his background in left-wing activism, award-winning stand-up and storyteller Andrew Silverwood spent a lot of his teenage years arguing with policemen. This show is about that and about doing shows at county fairs, being rescued from waterslides and explaining Argos to foreigners... 

Live Your Best Life

Live Your Best Life

According to WikiHow, you can Live Your Best Life in just 14 steps (with pictures) but can it really be that easy? Emmy Fyles (Comedy Central, BBC Three) sets off on a journey to follow the best, worst and weirdest advice the internet has to offer; from money saving tips such as replacing bronzer with hot chocolate powder, to experiencing the healing powers of virtual dolphin therapy... 

101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club – Free

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

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

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

Abstract Stand-Up Art

Abstract Stand-Up Art

A one-person comedy show with art and passion. Paintings are used to explain children, embarrassment and consciousness, questions and memories: When will babies come pre-loaded with skills and knowledge, like bees do? Milk needs to be spilt... 

The Great Irish (Finnegans) Wake Off

The Great Irish (Finnegans) Wake Off

A free Irish comedy show. This year's contestants include John Sheehan (Longitude), Lisa Casey (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017), Totally Wired! (The Stand: Best of Irish) and Gary Lynch baking a mint chocolate layer cake of laughter. 

Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke!

Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke!

Troy Hawke returns with another riotous hour, navigating the detritus of everyday life and the divine properties of Scrabble values. This year, amongst other things, he tackles overthinking, illuminati on the high street and (literally) a thief in Liverpool... 

Will Hall: Netflix and Will

Will Hall: Netflix and Will

Forty-five minutes of free (or £5 guaranteed entry) stand-up from a comedian who's fresh out of the Cambridge Footlights and hoping this isn't all a terrible mistake. At 22, Will's found his first grey hair: this is his story... 

Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl

Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl

The fight for feminism. Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united... for a good old-fashioned bitch fight! Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? What happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white? When did Germaine Greer become Richard Littlejohn? Whose feminism is it anyway? And who asked your opinion, Piers f*cking Morgan? Ex-political adviser and regular pundit on Sky, BBC and CNN, Ayesha analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty, and asks – are sisters doing it to themselves? 

Don't Be Terrible

Don't Be Terrible

Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so. That’s why he’s asked Alice, an up-and-coming stand-up, how to make people laugh. It’s his last-ditch attempt to distract his girlfriend from the funny guy at work... 

Succubus Fringe Edition

Succubus Fringe Edition

Razor-sharp women's satirical magazine, Succubus, brings you a mixed-bill hour of comedy championing new female comedy writers and stand-ups. Featuring some of the best and brightest comedy writers in the UK who, between them, have credits on The Now Show, Dead Ringers, The Daily Mash, The Mash Report, The News Quiz and more... 

Ashley Storrie: Adulting

Ashley Storrie: Adulting

Scotland's favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believes we should all have a laugh and be a bit more honest particularly about the myth of "adulthood"... 

Def Comedy Space Jam

Def Comedy Space Jam

Tom Lawrinson and Josh Jones present an hour of stand-up comedy direct from outer space! Jokes that are absolutely raw and positively looney. In terms of free shows, this one is a guaranteed slam dunk! 'If you only see one comedian this month, make it Tom Lawrinson' (Skinny)... 

Stand-Up Showdown: Improv Apocalypse!

Stand-Up Showdown: Improv Apocalypse!

Teams of improvisers take on stand-ups on stage, and you get to choose who is funnier. Loser dies. Even better? The show is free. 

Best in Class / Free Festival

Best in Class / Free Festival

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

Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian

Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian

Scottish Comedian of the Year, Leo Kearse returns with the follow up to I Can Make You Tory. Poking fun at liberal sanctimony and hypocrisy, Leo takes on millennials, #metoo, environmentalists and Jeremy Corbyn, showing why socialists are selfish and Trump is great... 

Steve Bennett: Irish Comedian of Last Year

Steve Bennett: Irish Comedian of Last Year

Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. But he's been worn down by the sheer poopiness of Earth and her people. Join Bennett on a magical journey through the scariest bits of modern living, find ways to cope with it all through songs, poems, puppets and razor-sharp stand-up from one of Ireland's finest comedic talents... 

I Am Ross Smith

I Am Ross Smith

On March 20th, 7:13pm. Ross Smith received a message from a stranger, with an even stranger invitation. What followed is the incredible true story of an ordinary name leading to an extraordinary adventure... 

The Travellin' Man Comedy Showcase

The Travellin' Man Comedy Showcase

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

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

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

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

Snowflake It 'Til You Make It

Snowflake It 'Til You Make It

Matt Duwell is a snowflake, and he is owning that label (despite thinking labels are pejorative). A show for anyone who has ever been called a snowflake, a libtard or a remoaner. Expect jokes about lighthearted subjects such as the polarisation of political discourse and the rise of nationalism as well as more serious subjects like Netflix and Angel Delight... 

Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist, 2015, Abbie Murphy returns to the Fringe with her new show, Eat Sleep Shit Shag. Murphy has been trying to figure out what it is to be a woman. Anecdotes from the ex showgirl and her journey from corduroys and football shirts, to feathers tits and teeth... 

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God

Mister Tuesday, potatoes versus knives, 80s, music, future wizard, noise, monkeys, lords, frauds, the saddest pictures in the world, animal band, ways to live, ways to die. Sucked off by God... 

Kit Sullivan: Lad

Kit Sullivan: Lad

Kit Sullivan is a boy in a boy's body. But he wants to be more, much more... come and watch Kit be confused by his own creation while trying to make sense of his past and save his future... 

Empathetically Challenged

Empathetically Challenged

People want others to care about them too much. Too many issues currently taking up peoples time aren't real issues and should and will be joked about. This show is for those that think comedy has no limits... 

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

Surreal comedy from Yorkshire’s finest, meat-themed double act. Join Chris and Amy in a gag-packed mission to crown their town the City of Culture. Find out what culture is, who’s been secreting it and why that stain won’t wash... 

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... 

Keara Murphy: Furious! #MeToo Time's Up! No Bawbaggery Allowed!

Keara Murphy: Furious! #MeToo Time's Up! No Bawbaggery Allowed!

Twice featured on BBC Radio 4's Pick of the Week. 'Her motormouth delivery makes Ben Elton look like Stephen Hawking' (Chorlte.co.uk). 'Comic genius! She's Eddie Izzard with more make-up' (List)... 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

'Growing up – I was too brown for the white kids and the wrong kind of brown for the brown kids. That's when I first questioned my identity.' Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discover his identity, roots and nationality through funny stories and observations about being named after a Bollywood legend, living and trying to belong in 80's Birmingham and the challenges and pleasures of being an Indian-looking Brummie in Berlin. 

Reel Comedy Club

Reel Comedy Club

Twice a day, Audrey, the unique 22-seat Vintage Mobile Cinema will become a comedy venue. In the evenings, this TV star (from George Clarke's Amazing Spaces and Melvyn Bragg and the BBC's Reel History of Britain) will be showcasing some of the best comedians at the Fringe... 

Rob Rouse

Rob Rouse

As seen on BBC Two's Upstart Crow. Rob's comedic storytelling hits a career high in this irresistibly hilarious journey of enforced introspection. 'The tears of laughter came in floods... 

Marriage and Mayhem

Marriage and Mayhem

What is the secret to marriage? How can you laugh for 40 minutes and still come away motivated to work on the oldest institution in existence? Just come on in and find out how life, the universe, and marriage works... 

The Godfather of Comedy

The Godfather of Comedy

After his last stretch in the slammer, Tony Corleone has become a sit-down comedian. Don't worry about nothing. Tony’s gonna explain everything. Brexit, Trump, terrorism, gays, #MeToo, and how to talk American... 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

A single creme brûlée can change the course of your whole life. Find out how in the latest show from award-winning stand-up Ben Clover. 'A delight' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Comedy gold' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)... 

The Problem With Faye Treacy

The Problem With Faye Treacy

Debut hour (Best Newcomer Musical Comedy Awards 2015; runner-up Bath New Act 2016; as heard on BBC Radio 2/4 Extra). When asked by her little sister for some career advice, Faye realised she'd spent the last half of her 20s trying to make trombone comedy work... 

Pierre Novellie: See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie

Pierre Novellie: See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie

Last year, Pierre gave you observational comedy for people who think they don't like observational comedy (***** (Metro)), this year it's satire for people without a team. Pierre's views don't please anyone 100% of the time, so who exactly is his demographic? Other white South African Manxmen? When you feel alienated by life, mock it vigorously... 

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

You've seen her on Comedy Central, you've seen her on the BBC. Now see Nottingham-born rising star Sarah Keyworth's debut hour. Join Sarah as she tells you about her life with an important little girl and her battle against every expectation of what being a girl means... 

AAA Stand-Up Late at Gilded Balloon

AAA Stand-Up Late at Gilded Balloon

Total sell-out 2010-2017 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). Ali Woods: 'his vigour wins over the crowd... 

Kai Humphries: Team Smug

Kai Humphries: Team Smug

Multi award-winning Geordie comedian premieres his hilarious new show about celebrating life and the true value of having pride in oneself. 'Wonderfully affirming... downright hilarious' (Edinburgh Evening News)... 

AAA Stand-Up

AAA Stand-Up

Total sell-out 2005-2017 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). Jon Long: 'Clever gags and witty songs... 

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Chris Henry is back to take you on a whirlwind global gigglefest as he attempts to find The One. After sold-out, award-nominated performances around the world, this 40-year-old bachelor delivers the ultimate anti rom-com by hilariously dissecting our favourite cliches with razor-sharp stand-up, replacing them with 80 dates he hopes will take him from reformed playboy to the perfect husband... 

Gusset Grippers

Gusset Grippers

Physiotherapist, mother and recovered incontinent shares the wonders of the pelvic floor – so, come and laugh, not leak. Everyone wants control of their own body (and the bonus side effect of improved orgasms... 

Jordan Brookes: Bleed

Jordan Brookes: Bleed

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee returns for more loosely justified nonsense. Critically acclaimed and adored by his peers, Jordan is riding high. There's been so much buzz about him... 

Andrew Lawrence: Clean

Andrew Lawrence: Clean

UK stand-up's foremost contrarian takes a break from all the controversy in this new show. No politics, no religion, no smut, no swearing, just great jokes and good, clean fun. 'Superbly intelligent, highly articulate and deeply sour' (Spectator)... 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home

The debut hour from the future of Scottish stand-up. A three-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, So You Think You're Funny? finalist and two-time nominee for Best New Act at the Scottish Comedy Awards... 

Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt

Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt

After an eventful year, Evelyn's feeling the paradigm shift and trying to figure out her place in this brave new world. In this much-anticipated second hour, the sharp-witted comedian explores her agency, the third-culture-kid-experience, weight loss and what this shift means for her as a woman of colour... 

Chris Washington: You Beauty!

Chris Washington: You Beauty!

Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee, Chris Washington debuts his brand-new show about the best year of his life! Including receiving the prestigious 10 years service tie pin from Royal Mail and the series of 'You Beauty!' moments that followed... 

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

What would you do if you had a bet on the horses and won a year's wages in a day? Quit your job and become a professional gambler? Sure, why not. Award-winning comedian Ross Brierley takes you on a surreal journey into the highs and lows of trying to predict the future to pay the bills... 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim, Complex

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim, Complex

You might have seen Kiri on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour or heard her on The Now Show. You might have no idea who she is, that's fine too. What you should know is, she's very quietly been going mad for a few years and, to borrow a phrase from Uma Thurman, she's been 'waiting... 

Rob Oldham: Worm's Lament

Rob Oldham: Worm's Lament

Rob Oldham, Amused Moose Breakthrough Comic 2017 and tour support for John Kearns and Abandoman, considers politics, youth and death. He does jokes to ensure this is funny. Worm's Lament is an hour of stand-up, poetry, reflective nostalgia and ambient anxiety drawing on Rob's 'quirky, offbeat sensibilities that distil into smart jokes that rarely sound like anyone else's' (Chortle... 

Unbecoming Ramon Rivas

Unbecoming Ramon Rivas

Ramon Rivas (BlazerRamon.com) takes an introspective journey when a woman he cared about saved him as Ramon Fckboi in her phone. Sex and care got confusing at the boom of the hook-up era and birth of dating apps, Ramon explores the connection between financial and emotional poverties which leads to men's unbecoming behaviour, even ones that were virgins until 26... 

Ian Smith: Craft

Ian Smith: Craft

Multi award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC Three's Sweat the Small Stuff, Dave's The Magic Sponge podcast) returns. This show will include theatrical techniques such as shouting and moving around... 

Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions

Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions

Everyone makes bad decisions, right? But let's be honest, bad decisions make you who you are. In this brilliant new stand-up show, comedian Robyn Perkins (English Comedian of the Year finalist) uses a series of hilarious personal anecdotes, family stories and even some neuroscience to come up with a well thought out decision for one random audience member... 

Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut

Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut

Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 series Appisodes, a Netflix special Live from the BBC, and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Felicity Ward returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a two-year hiatus... 

Ed Night: An Aesthetic

Ed Night: An Aesthetic

'Ed Night stands at the dawn of the new age of stand-up' (Fest). He 'has no right to be as good as he is' **** (Fest). 'One of the future stars of British comedy' (iNews.co.uk). 'Blisteringly quick fire and jam-packed with jokes' (BroadwayBaby... 

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

The Fringe favourites are back. Sorta sketch comedy but sorta in a cool way? Ha ha. Just relax baby, why you getting so tense? Writers of critically-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The East Coast Listening Post... 

Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Masculinity – isn't it, like, over? Or are there new ways to model manliness? Growing up Joe felt less like a boy, more like a Spice Girl. Now he's sort of grown up, and technically a man... 

Tamsyn Kelly: You're Welcome

Tamsyn Kelly: You're Welcome

Does a story even exist if it's not on Instagram? Tamsyn Kelly is a hilarious, fresh, new voice. And she's going to use that voice to be heard. Just like Emma Watson did in 2001 when she invented feminism... 

Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!

Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!

With a colourful history of never knowing when to shut up, Jay has managed to get herself into – and occasionally out of – more than a few tricky situations. After a lifetime of being told to pipe down, Jay never expected the trouble that would come from holding her tongue... 

Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It's Hot

Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It's Hot

Following his sell-out run in 2017, Akbar returns armed with a copy of the Qur’An in hand. It’s a much funnier book than people give it credit for. Akbar's own journey tells him that faith still has a place in modern society... 

Maisie Adam: Vague

Maisie Adam: Vague

18 months ago, Maisie decided to try stand-up comedy. Within a year, she won the biggest stand-up comedy newcomer competition (becoming the fourth woman to have done so in its 30 years), opened for major comedians, and claimed a Best New Comedy nomination at Brighton Fringe... 

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay's Karma Cafe

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay's Karma Cafe

A truly astonishing and hilarious confessional story where the worlds of haute cuisine and high finance collide, bringing about a lucid moment in the life of someone who was lost and now is found... 

Yianni Agisilaou: I, Human

Yianni Agisilaou: I, Human

Are you stuck to your smartphone? Fearful that Facebook is listening to your every word? Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. An hour of analogue, human-written jokes on how humans and technology are changing each other... 

A Broad Abroad

A Broad Abroad

A comedic look at the relationship between two sisters living abroad, told through stand-up and physical theatre. One character is physically onstage and the other is brought through skype... 

Chris Kent: Looking Up

Chris Kent: Looking Up

Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his sixth solo show, Looking Up. Chris has spent the past year balancing comedy with being a stay-at-home dad and trying to grow a beard. He has also removed the word 'mate' from his vocabulary as it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent... 

Anuvab Pal: Empire

Anuvab Pal: Empire

The British Empire gave Anuvab a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left. Now he lives in contemporary India – a billion confident humans, fed on social media and American consumerism and way past their colonial hangover... 

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... 

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. 

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal’s literally filled our screens in the last few years on such shows as Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice... 

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker isn't your average Orthodox Jewish man. He's also an internationally acclaimed comedian and now, for the first time, is performing a show for us gentiles, direct from his off-Broadway run... 

Dilruk Jayasinha: The Art of the Dil

Dilruk Jayasinha: The Art of the Dil

It's been a big year for Sri Lankan born Dilruk Jayasinha. From selling out at comedy festivals around his adopted homeland, Australia, Dil has quickly established himself as one of the most refreshing and exciting voices in Australian comedy... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Micky Overman: Role Model

Micky Overman: Role Model

Rising star Micky Overman presents her highly anticipated debut show. Being a nanny and raising a teenage girl, Micky figures out how to set an example when she herself has made some pretty questionable choices... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

Brennan Reece: Evermore

Brennan Reece: Evermore

After the sold-out success of Everglow and Everlong, English Comedian of the Year winner, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and voice of ITV's Survival of the Fittest is back with a lovely story from a loveable boy about loving things... 

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Paul's co-written or worked on many much-loved comedy shows – The Vicar of Dibley, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Mrs Brown's Boys, Spitting Image and Roald Dahl's Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench... 

Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo

Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo

Scottish rising star and oddball, Eleanor Morton tries to reinvent herself as the sexy, confident comedian she has always secretly probably been. It will definitely work. Refreshingly silly, offbeat and alternative comedy from an award-nominated person... 

Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average

Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average

Hey team! So, I had a DNA test and the results were very disappointing. There is nothing remarkable about my genetics at all. This came as a shock to me. I'm dealing with my own averageness and it's been a very difficult journey but I'm not going to let my humdrum results stop me putting on a show... 

Edd Hedges: For Eva, from Forever Ago

Edd Hedges: For Eva, from Forever Ago

In 1988 a teenager lost control of his car. In 2014 a Halloween party took an unexpected turn. In 2017 there was a thunder storm in a small village. Edd Hedges returns, following his debut show Wonderland, with another unique hour of storytelling... 

Girlfriend from Hell

Girlfriend from Hell

Gabby Killick is one of a new wave of female comedians taking Europe by storm! Gabby has recently headlined shows in Austria, Germany and Spain as well as being listed in the Funny Woman top three and winning Birmingham's Best Newcomer... 

Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet

Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet

American figure skating champion turned comedian Roman Fraden invites you to take a cosmic journey Back in the Closet – his uproarious personal odyssey through motel rooms with Tonya Harding, catastrophic Grindr hookups, and the deeply upsetting story behind why Sting once called him 'the pussy of a plant'... 

Russell Howard – Work in Progress

Russell Howard – Work in Progress

Russell Howard returns to Edinburgh for two weeks only. New ideas, New routines, Anything could happen! It's gonna be great, and it's only a fiver. Who's in? 

Gareth Mutch: Wants Mutch More

Gareth Mutch: Wants Mutch More

After sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017 Gareth Mutch returns with a bucket list to help fix his tragic life. What do you do when you wake up aged 24 and realise you have seen, done, experienced, and achieved nothing? Well, comedian Gareth Mutch made a list: a roadmap to sorting out his life and figuring out what it is he actually wants... 

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs

An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal. A convenience shopkeeper eschews convenience to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Chortle's One to Watch 2018, Richard Todd, returns to Edinburgh with a new show... 

Vince Ebert: Sexy Science. Made in Germany

Vince Ebert: Sexy Science. Made in Germany

German comedians are like English cooks, sober Scotsmen or Texan democrats. And physicists aren't funny at all. That may be true until you meet the father of German science comedy. Vince Ebert explains scientific facts using the fundamental laws of humour... 

Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader

Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader

The world's never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. Athena can't help but notice consistencies between the universe and herself. How can she blame people for choosing Trump when she's choosing the wrong men? Clearly we haven't realised she constantly makes mistakes so we don't have to... 

Tom Houghton: The Honourable

Tom Houghton: The Honourable

Tom's just been made 'The Honourable'. Not by his own merit (he's been sacked from Weatherspoons twice) but the traditional aristocratic way, by default. Basically, his dad, ex-Chief of Defence Staff and current Constable of the Tower of London, was inducted into the House of Lords, making Tom "honourable", apparently... 

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mawaan Rizwan: Juice

Mawaan brings you a deeply personal and skilfully physical show about love, freedom and Missy Elliot. Fresh from supporting Simon Amstell on his 40-date UK tour, over 18 million views on YouTube, star of Carnage, BAFTA-winning Murdered By My Father, ITV's Next of Kin and BBC's How Gay is Pakistan? 'A mischievous performer, with a no-holds-barred physicality and high wattage charm' (Guardian)... 

Brett Goldstein: What Is Love Baby Don't Hurt Me

Brett Goldstein: What Is Love Baby Don't Hurt Me

Sex. Porn. Love. Addiction. Can Brett tell the difference? Brett Goldstein, award-winning comic, actor and writer, returns with a new stand-up show about relationships, psychology, living in a post-porn world and the hell that is being in love... 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her one-woman musical about the economy. You read that right. Let’s get fiscal. The queen of clown is back and she’s making the dismal science fun with a whole orchestra and an Invisible Hand... 

A Holy Terror

A Holy Terror

Joe Rooney is best known for his role in Father Ted as the rebel priest Father Damo. He has been performing stand-up for the last two decades from Moscow to Milwaukee and everywhere in between... 

Bennett Arron: I've Never Told Anyone This

Bennett Arron: I've Never Told Anyone This

Bennett Arron is revealing secrets. The problem is they are not all his to tell. In this personal, shocking and hilarious show, Bennett, the star of the Radio 4 sitcom Alone and the series Bennett Arron Worries About... 

Eli Matthewson: The Year of Magical F*cking

Eli Matthewson: The Year of Magical F*cking

The news is out – millennials are having less sex than our parents. Eli Matthewson is not going to take this lying down. The little gay rock star of New Zealand comedy makes his Edinburgh debut with a call to arms for the sexless youth... 

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

'The most relevant comedian in Edinburgh' (EdFestMag.com) is back! His finger's still on the pulse, except now he doesn't know whether that's flirting or harassment. This is the third year in a row Fin has picked a stupid title after five-star sell-outs Whitey McWhiteface and Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey... 

Olga Koch: Fight

Olga Koch: Fight

In 2014, Olga Koch's father got stopped by authorities on the Russian border, which resulted in the most surreal year of her family's life. This year, the Amused Moose National New Comic Award finalist will try to dissect this real-life spy drama with nothing but a projector and 'a naturally comic mind' (Bruce Dessau)... 

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Loving your children, spouse and aging parents (in that order, please don't tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and, a lot of the time, it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from host of BBC Radio 4's Comedy of the Week podcast... 

Lucy Porter: Pass It On

Lucy Porter: Pass It On

A brand-new stand-up show from the perennial Fringe favourite. As seen on QI, Room 101 and Live at the Apollo. As heard on BBC Radio 4's News Quiz and The Now Show. Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy's best show yet... 

The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy Reserve

The Pleasance Comedy Reserve is back for its 14th year at the Edinburgh Fringe with another four brilliant new acts, hand-picked by the Pleasance and supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund... 

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

After an absence of two years, the Perthshire farmer returns to Edinburgh with another trailer load of tales of rural life and how country people view the outside world. Jim, who also played the farmer in BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad, uses a range of characters and regional accents to address a wide range of hot topics such as internet dating for farmers, village nightlife and how to pimp your Land Rover... 

Rahul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Gran

Rahul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Gran

Rahul Kohli grew up with many heroes. All have been exposed as homophobes, sex-pests, Nazis and even homunculi secretly harvesting human lives in an attempt to attain a Philosophers Stone, from Hulk Hogan, to Newcastle United, to even his political champion Gandhi... 

Scott Gibson: Anywhere but Here

Scott Gibson: Anywhere but Here

Award-winning comic Scott Gibson was just 16 when he first set off on a voyage of self-discovery. His destination? Kavos... where else? Delivered in his breathlessly inimitable style, Gibson takes you on an epic odyssey, charting the choppy waters of youth, the hedonism of travel, friendship, pool parties, travel insurance and the Greek third-choice goalie... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational memes that are everywhere these days... 

Richard Wheatley: Jokes and Tales of a Second-Year Gap Student

Richard Wheatley: Jokes and Tales of a Second-Year Gap Student

Richard is Britain’s leading blind theoretical physicist turned stand-up comedian with a Blue Peter badge… well, definitely in the top three. Richard began his gap year after his theoretical physics degree in 2016... 

Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde

Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2016. Comedian Jayde Adams is going full diva with glorious gowns, acerbic charm and show-stopping music by Olivier Award winner Richard ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ Thomas... 

Matt Rees: Happy Hour

Matt Rees: Happy Hour

Matt Rees returns to Edinburgh with his highly anticipated debut Happy Hour. The multi award-winning Welshman and sober drunk brings 60 minutes of 'very funny lines with a compelling, unforced lugubriousness' (Chortle... 

Calling My Tribe

Calling My Tribe

We are the ones that fall between Gen-X and Gen-Y. Too young to be old and too old to be young. One minute it was all Ebeneezer Goode and now we're here. But what is here? It's a drawer full of magic youth creams and zero f*cks... 

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Critically acclaimed character comedian and contemporary somatic movement enthusiast Emma Sidi brings her third hour of comedy gymnastics to the Edinburgh Fringe. An original and hilarious show of graceful heroes who are having a bit of a tough time... 

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Darren Harriott returns with a brand new show that explores everything from the personal to the political with his trademark warmth and proper jokes... 

Patrick Monahan: #Goals

Patrick Monahan: #Goals

Multi award-winning comedian and Fringe favourite, returns with another brand new stand-up show, #Goals. We all have life goals, whether it's to win the lottery or marry up, make it your goal to come and watch an hour of great comedy from an Irish-Iranian smoggy! Constantly touring, comedy website Ents24 has listed him for the past three years in the top three of the hardest-working comedians in the UK... 

Luca Cupani: God Digger

Luca Cupani: God Digger

Luca's hypochondria and survival instincts have helped him live a fairly safe and sin-free life so far, but his imaginary diseases and unfulfilled dreams of being the poster child for over-the-counter painkillers have lead Luca to further question his Catholicism for life's answers... 

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

The self-confessed shameless northern joker is back. Justin's no-nonsense, laugh-out-loud comedy returns to the Fringe for the umpteenth time. Life's tough. His kids don't need him, the dog is getting old and he's retreated back to his youth by hiding under the covers and... 

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess

Alison got her own TV show in Ireland. She thought all her problems would melt away. Turns out she was wrong. Can Alison get mentally healthy before the show airs and people start calling her Big Momma's House on the internet? No... 

Chris Forbes: Prophecy

Chris Forbes: Prophecy

Chris Forbes, star of BBC hit comedy Scot Squad, returns to the Fringe to tell you the extraordinary tale of how he met a man who claimed to be the son of God. 'He's brilliant company – honest, insightful, very funny' **** (Scotsman)... 

Micky Bartlett: Crucifying Fergal

Micky Bartlett: Crucifying Fergal

Micky never got into trouble at school until one fateful day in 2002, and then he f*cking nailed it...! Former sandwich artiste, unofficial air marshall and graduate of the school of soft knocks, Micky hates millennials, even though he's just googled 'millennials' and it turns out he f*cking is one... 

Janeane Garofalo: Put a Pin in That

Janeane Garofalo: Put a Pin in That

Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Mystery Men and The Cable Guy... 

Jamie Dalgleish: From Buckfast to Middle Class

Jamie Dalgleish: From Buckfast to Middle Class

You can take the boy from the council estate, but you can't take the council estate from the boy! The former Scottish Comedian of the Year's metamorphosis from chav/ned to having multiple degrees and a banking career will take you from his crazy upbringing to even crazier adulthood... 

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy. Off of BBC Two's Mock the Week, Sky's The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central's At the Comedy Store and Drunk History, BBC Two's The Apprentice You're Fired, Channel 4's Man Down, TBS's Conan and a short film he can't remember the name of where he killed a man from ITV's The Bill with a spade... 

Stevie Martin Vol. 1

Stevie Martin Vol. 1

One third of critically-acclaimed sketch group Massive Dad, **** (Guardian), Stevie Martin presents her debut solo show. Expect comedy. Expect laughing. Expect a stage. Do not expect a live horse because there won't be one... 

John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm. He then became homeless (his choice) with a long distance girlfriend (her choice) and now has a lot of thoughts on pigeons and bicycles (your choice)... 

Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob

Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame was overweight in his late childhood and obese in his early teens. Dealing with weight issues in his formative years, split between growing up in London and spending his summers in rural Ghana played a significant part in the person he is today... 

Thomas Green: Doubting Thomas

Thomas Green: Doubting Thomas

Thomas Green returns with his new hour Doubting Thomas. Green looks at life after leaving religion, teaching and moving abroad. With a new found view on life and his affable, excitable presence, this is not a show to be missed... 

Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy...!

Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy...!

Sequel to 2017's smash-hit sell-out debut about honesty, this one's all about the law of the playground, traveling companions from hell and accidentally fulfilling your teenage bucket list (if you exclude the failed rap career)... 

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

After performing to sold-out crowds at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Alice Snedden is bringing her debut show, Self-Titled, to Edinburgh. Watch as she tells jokes and you laugh. Smile as she tells stories and you relate... 

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 an encore of his 2017 critically acclaimed hit. Don't Worry They're Here has enjoyed sell-out seasons in London, Melbourne and a nationwide tour... 

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo 2018! ***** (FringeGuru.com). One of the UK's top stand-ups returns! He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more... 

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak finds everything embarrassing... except for the obvious. Revealing intimate details of her life to strangers? Her chosen profession. Crying in public? She wrote a book encouraging it... 

Jon Harvey: TreasuRETROve

Jon Harvey: TreasuRETROve

Intrepid pop-culture archaeologist Jon is on a mission, hunting gems for his treasuRETROve of the world’s most unintentionally ingenious films and telly, to save them from being lost to the ravages of time and good taste... 

Alex Edelman: Just for Us

Alex Edelman: Just for Us

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Alex Edelman returns to Edinburgh with his third solo show. It’s about jigsaw-loving Nazis and tribalism. Come. In the last year alone, Edelman has performed on Conan, supported Beck and Ricky Gervais and saw his special, Live at the BBC, released on Netflix UK... 

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose Matafeo has kissed nearly 10 men in her life, AKA she's a total horndog. But what is horniness? Is it that intangible essence of excitement and opportunity? A fire that flickers in the beating heart of every human being? Or is it simply wanting to bone everyone, all the time? Join Rose for a brand-new hour of critically acclaimed stand-up, sketch and mid-20s angst... 

The Freedom Machine

The Freedom Machine

The history of cycling mirrors the history of feminism in a fascinating way. As the call for women's suffrage grew towards the end of the 1800s, so did women's use of the bicycle, which were a source of unprecedented liberty for women... 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

A single creme brûlée can change the course of your whole life. Find out how in the latest show from award-winning stand-up Ben Clover. 'A delight' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Comedy gold' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)... 

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever

Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng returns this year with his second stand-up hour. Born to Chinese immigrants in the UK, Ken never had the most normal upbringing... 

Fred Cooke: Fredinburgh

Fred Cooke: Fredinburgh

Fredinburgh, through its rambunctious energy, shows us why Fred Cooke is 'a born entertainer' (Chortle.co.uk). As seen on The Tommy Tiernan Show, The Fear and Republic of Telly, Fred Cooke has arrived into the 'premier league of Irish funnymen' (Hot Press)... 

Duke Pop

Duke Pop

Two rising stars split an hour of scorching hot stand-up. Sophie Duker is a social justice warrior princess with a dark secret and attention seeking hair. Lulu Popplewell is a child actor, turned recovering drug addict, turned comedian who wants to peddle her sweet shame to whoever is buying... 

Viv Groskop: Vivalicious

Viv Groskop: Vivalicious

As heard on BBC Radio 4 and as seen on BBC One's This Week, Viv Groskop presents Vivalicious, a show about self-help in the coming age of President Oprah Winfrey. In this age of reinvention, Viv wants to be the best possible version of herself... 

Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life

Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life

Friendly Cornish giant Matt Price was going out with a woman. The only problem is that she wasn't going out with him, so Matt spent a year of his life looking like the world's worst stalker... 

Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Join Britain's leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for his last show as an EU citizen. 'A hugely impressive hour of political comedy... 

25 Years of Stand-Up: Vladimir McTavish

25 Years of Stand-Up: Vladimir McTavish

Vladimir McTavish became a full-time stand-up comedian in 1993, since then he has performed to audiences worldwide and gigged with some of the biggest names in the business. In 25 Years Of Stand-Up, he celebrates his quarter-century on the circuit with a show which is a unique bend of brand-new material, some of his greatest hits from two decades of comedy back-catalogue and some hilarious comedy anecdotes about life as a comic... 

Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

What do I need to do to make you like me? Just tell me so we can all just relax. I promise by August the show will be great, so let's all just have a lovely time and forget that the Great Barrier Reef is completely gone... 

AAA Stand-Up Late

AAA Stand-Up Late

Total sell-out 2010-2017 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). Saskia Preston: 'Interesting, quirky act, alien weirdo with odd observations... 

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Following a whirlwind year of awards, nominations and sold-out shows on top of a run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lastminute.com Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison is back in Edinburgh... 

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal. In this, his debut hour of stand-up, the hapless beast tries to find a nest. Expect jokes and stories on millennial rootlessness, finding and escaping yourself, Scandinavia and milk... 

Damian Clark: Extra Show

Damian Clark: Extra Show

Strap in for rapid-fire jokes from the Aussie hurricane in this brand-new show. Due to phenomenal demand, 26 shows have been added in the same room at the same time. Book now! Sell-out show: Perth Fringe World 2018, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011-2016, Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2013-2017... 

Rosco McClelland: 29

Rosco McClelland: 29

Rosco McClelland explores the perils of getting older and embracing it, whilst attempting to cling to your ever declining youth. This is guaranteed comedy brilliance from one of Scottish comedy's brightest rising stars... 

Christian Finnegan: My Goodness

Christian Finnegan: My Goodness

Christian Finnegan is a stand-up comedian, exploring what it means to be a passable human being in 2018. Perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in Chappelle's Show's infamous Mad Real World sketch... 

Chris Turner: We're Where We Were

Chris Turner: We're Where We Were

Los Angeles hasn't changed Chris – he's a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread. Tricksy wordplay, niche references, and jaw-dropping freestyle raps from an award-winning 'virtuoso' (Guardian)... 

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect to see celebrities, politicians and even royalty help Luke face his faults and fears... 

Alice Fraser: Ethos

Alice Fraser: Ethos

Humans have always been fascinated by non-human minds. From the Golem, to Frankenstein's monster, to artificial intelligence – computers who could think, and threaten civilisation... 

Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man

Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man

After last year's sell-out run, Paul returns to Edinburgh with his life, seemingly, still bordering on disarray. Having spent two decades juggling disparate careers, loneliness, heartbreak, a multitude of vices and an overwhelming urge to show off his general knowledge, he finds that just as one problem disappears, another suddenly emerges... 

Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door

Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door

Small mistakes, big mistakes, life-changing mistakes. Rachel's made them all – a drawing she did when she was 6, the years 2008 to 2012 and friendship choices that turned out to be more poisonous than an apple in a fairytale... 

Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks

Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks

Winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You're Funny 2016, Heidi Regan brings her debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe. In Heidi vs Sharks, the aforementioned Heidi explores our relationship with an increasingly confusing world via the medium of bad shark films (starring the aforementioned sharks)... 

Daniel Cook: Carpet

Daniel Cook: Carpet

A new stand-up show from 'hilarious faced' (List) idiot Daniel Cook. I wanna talk to you face-to-face about my new pet cat. As seen and heard on BBC One, Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2... 

The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference

The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference

As seen on the Comedy Channel. A brand-new show of uproarious musical comedy from Australia's favourite bickering identical twins. Settle in for hilarious songs that have seen them compared to Flight of the Conchords and Tim Minchin, mixed with their trademark sibling rivalry banter... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, this hit show returns with a changing line-up of various comedians with hilarious material based on sex and relationships! 'Excellent' ***** (Audience review from EdFringe... 

Andrew Roper – What Is Best in Life?

Andrew Roper – What Is Best in Life?

'What is best in life?' If you know the answer, come to this show. If you don’t... come anyway, there’ll be jokes. Andrew Roper has had three hit superhero-themed shows, and superhero kids shows, but after demand from non-stop compering and guest spots, he’s ditching the cape and returning to full-on stand-up... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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)... 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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. 

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 tha