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

It’s free and it’s fun – what else can a comedy showcase need?

That being said, it’s a free show with enough variety to keep you decently entertained for an hour and sometimes you almost forget that you’re in a room that’s close to one million degrees. The acts did tend to blend together at times but as it’s a showcase that can differ from night to night, you never really know what you’re going to get. Seeing as the show is free, it’s fun and low risk.

The night I attended was hosted by Robyn Perkins, an American whose strong suit was crowd work. She was a generous host with more time upfront and only doing more material every now and then after. The standout act was a woman with cerebral palsy named Spring Day who weaved mentions of her disability in and out of her act to catch the audience off-guard and inspired fresh material that I had never heard anything like before.

Other performers that night included Will Duggan, Dave Channer and Aidan Jones. Where the crowd really went crazy was for the closing act, Christian Reilly, who performed a number of parody covers of pop songs with his guitar, with material ranging from domestic life to politics.

It’s free and it’s fun – what else can a comedy showcase need? 


3rd Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
4th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
5th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
6th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
7th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
8th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
9th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
10th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
11th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
12th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
13th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
14th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
15th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
16th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
17th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
18th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
19th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
20th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
21st Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
22nd Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
23rd Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
24th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
25th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
26th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)
27th Aug 20178:45pmLaughing Horse @ Espionage
4 India Buildings, Victoria Street (entrances on Cowgate and Victoria Street)

The Blurb

In its fifth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every night features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show. The line-ups are constructed by one of London's best comedy clubs Laugh Train Home and sponsored by its home venue, The Four Thieves.

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No. of Performers
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