Bitch Night - February

Bitch Night - February

Bitch Night is Edinburgh’s premier female and man-bitch friendly variety night, returning monthly with a spectacular lineup to Cabaret Voltaire! 

Bitch Night

Bitch Night

Bitch Night is Edinburgh’s newest female friendly (man-bitches too) variety night! 

JoJo Smith  I Was The Ninth Dexys Midnight Runner: Ten True Tales

JoJo Smith I Was The Ninth Dexys Midnight Runner: Ten True Tales

You want stories? JoJo has a lifetime's worth. And then some. Every night the audience chose which stories out of the top ten they want to hear. Some funny, some sad, some saucy, some rock'n'roll... 

Jack Heal: Frankenstein's Love Monster

Jack Heal: Frankenstein's Love Monster

This show has a bad title. Normally, this wouldn't warrant a mention – after all, what's in a name? – but for a show as wonderfully, wittily and whimsically wordy as this, phrasing matters... 

Never Mind the Pollocks

Never Mind the Pollocks

Jim Higo and Miki Higgins present their double act poetry, comedy and sketch show which is intended to be ‘a satirical look at culture and the arts’.If satire is indiscriminately insulting any famous comedian, performer or artist they can think of then Higo and Higgins have hit the nail on the end... 

Up Your Game: The Downfall of a Noob

Up Your Game: The Downfall of a Noob

Dominic Berry takes us on a personal journey in his spoken word show inspired by the world of online gaming. He is open, friendly and can be very funny. Despite these positive points, Up Your Game: Downfall of a Noob is generally a bit uninspiring... 

Alastair Clark: Getting Better

Alastair Clark: Getting Better

Alastair Clark is not getting better. Although likeable and occasionally insightful, this young comedian’s set is too depressing to really cut it as stand-up comedy. With a set on Franz Kafka, Goosebumps books and his own mental health, Clark makes a real effort to relate to the audience and at time it pays off... 

Stuart Laws: Who Said Anything About Stopping It? (1hr Show)

Stuart Laws: Who Said Anything About Stopping It? (1hr Show)

Third show from the guy who makes all the comedy with Turtle Canyon Comedy and supported James Acaster on tour. He is also an atheist on a Christian football team, was a young ornithologist and is such a feminist that he spells misogynist: msogynist... 

Love poems for the faint hearted

Love poems for the faint hearted

Stand up poet Stan Skinny brings up his 2nd show after 'Tesco chainstore massacre', Love cynic Stan, tries to grapple with what love is through poems and stories. Funny, heartfelt, he' Soon to be a national treasure i... 

Quiz in my Pants

Quiz in my Pants

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

The Walking Dead: Advanced Tactics

The Walking Dead: Advanced Tactics

The beginner’s guide to surviving the Apocalypse, or at least the months between seasons five and six. Join Dan Willis, Rick, the Governor and company for an hour of zombie based laughs... 

Scurochiaro

Scurochiaro

Nonsense at noon from the loveable loon, Tim Shabababa or whatever his name is. This silly man who is known for wearing a Hawaiian shirt, and for being a bit older than those who are younger than him, has won several awards including the Leicester Square competition, and was a Chortle Best Newcomer nominee... 

What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity

What About the Men? Mansplaining Masculinity

Dave Pickering takes us on a personal journey through gender as he tries to explain masculinity both to you and to himself. Part true storytelling, part TED talk and part apology, the show draws on an anonymous survey of 1000 men. 

Dan Mitchell: Plate Expectations

Dan Mitchell: Plate Expectations

We've all got to eat. But why go to an all you can eat buffet and just have a salad? Gorge yourself with a feast of comedy as Dan serves you a menu of acerbic observations, surreal flights of fancy and actual cake... 

Caimh McDonnell: Bride and Prejudice

Caimh McDonnell: Bride and Prejudice

An hour of fresh stand-up from everyone’s favourite utterly unpronounceable Irishman. Weddings are tricky, half-Irish half-Ghanaian ones are even trickier. Caimh is an award-winning writer for numerous TV shows, has supported Sarah Millican on tour and is an early front runner for husband of the year 2015... 

Rory O'Hanlon: It's Great to Be Here

Rory O'Hanlon: It's Great to Be Here

Strap in, it's joke time. Back at the Fringe with another packed hour of hilarity. ‘A joke every 30 seconds’ (Irish Times). 'Presence poise and timing’ (Chortle.co.uk, Top Ten Shows of the Fringe 2014)... 

Maxine Jones: Full Circle

Maxine Jones: Full Circle

Maxine (RTE, BBC R4, Embarrassing Mother, Invisible Woman) plans to move back to the UK after raising sons in Ireland. What’s changed? What has she learnt over her lifetime? What does anybody ever learn? Does everything always come full circle? Can she still cartwheel? Progress is a myth... 

Messrs Brimson and Wilson in Lofty Expectations

Messrs Brimson and Wilson in Lofty Expectations

Come join Brimson and Wilson, purveyors of the finest comedy for men and women since the year 2000, as they present to you a veritable cornucopia of fun-filled frolics, sketches and larks with a smattering of mighty fine stand-up thrown in for good measure. 

Michael Fabbri: Oversharing

Michael Fabbri: Oversharing

Michael Fabbri delivers an evening of too much information that lives up to his title. A free fringe show at Cabaret Voltaire, Michael Fabbri: Oversharing is somewhat witty and moderately funny and a good act to see if you are low on cash... 

The EU Explained (A Comedy)

The EU Explained (A Comedy)

The Eurozone is in meltdown. Billions of Bulgarians are flooding in. Barmy Brussels bureaucrats ban busty barmaids and Nigel Farage gets the last laugh, right? The EU explained: it's all here... 

The Incredible Paul F Taylor

The Incredible Paul F Taylor

Theatrically interesting in the most accessible of ways, Paul F Taylor opens the show in the guise of an infomercial, claiming to be taking pills that cure him of his comedy lifestyle and make him more “serious”... 

Quiz in My Pants

Quiz in My Pants

For any unassuming festival goer in search of a laugh, there are a whole host of shows willing to part him from ten scottish pounds and provide no such thing. Quiz in My Pants, then, is a wonderful surprise... 

Luke Toulson: Laid-Back Grouch - Free

Luke Toulson: Laid-Back Grouch - Free

As seen on Russell Howard's Good News, the award-winning, Perrier-nominated, Amused Moose Top 10 Comedy Show 2013, ‘gifted comic’ (Sunday Times) returns with a new show about love, parenthood, supporting a rubbish football team and not getting enough attention as a child... 

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Trivial Pursuits

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Trivial Pursuits

More amusing meanderings from the star of BBC Radio 4’s James Acaster’s Findings (not James Acaster), Radio 4 Extra’s Fresh From The Fringe, and 2013’s Amused Moose Laughter Awards Top Ten Shows... 

Tom Toal in Prequel

Tom Toal in Prequel

Prequel is a frolicsome and poignant stand-up show from hotly tipped lovely lad Tom Toal (Eye Spy, Channel 4). A show full of quirky gags, memorable stories and a miracle that not even the T-Dawg could have foreseen... 

Don't Worry Guys It's Sarah Campbell

Don't Worry Guys It's Sarah Campbell

Have you been mis-sold PPI? Me neither. Feel a bit left out tbh. My friend got seven grand! Anyway: mind-blowing stand-up about nagging anxieties from the Radio 4 and Russell Howard’s Good News writer... 

Sam Brady: Kindness

Sam Brady: Kindness

Award-winning comedian and failed Buddhist monk Sam Brady explores his ongoing struggle to be a good person and asks why kindness is so undervalued. Join Sam for an hour of heart-warming, thought-provoking, soul-searching comedy... 

You Will Be Taken From This Place

You Will Be Taken From This Place

‘And you will be hanged by the neck until you are dead’. Award-winning storyteller Wil Hodgson (Radio 4, BBC4) investigates the strange, fascinating men who executed this sentence until as recently as 1964... 

Alastair Clark: Vote Russell Brand

Alastair Clark: Vote Russell Brand

Famous comedian Russell Brand thinks you shouldn't vote. Far less successful comedian Alastair Clark thinks he's wrong. Who's right? Alastair Clark presents an hour of stand-up about politics - verbally pitting himself against the poster boy for voting abstinence, Russell Brand... 

Ben Champion: Cracking Up - Free

Ben Champion: Cracking Up - Free

Ben Champion is turning into his dad. It's not something he was expecting, it just happened when he turned his back for a minute. Now he's dealing with it the only way he knows how: by writing songs that contain jokes... 

Caimh McDonnell: Southbound and Down

Caimh McDonnell: Southbound and Down

Top-notch stand-up from Irish comedian and Bafta nominee Caimh McDonnell. He moved to London, it went badly - which is lucky because happiness isn't funny! 'Outstanding' (Telegraph)... 

Rory O'Hanlon: Have Jokes Will Travel

Rory O'Hanlon: Have Jokes Will Travel

Strap in, it's joke time. Come join one of the rising stars of Irish and UK comedy, Rory O'Hanlon, in this hilarious hour of non-stop gags. Known for his machine gun style of joke telling, this new show of brilliant observational stand up will have you rolling in the aisles... 

Jagged Little People

Jagged Little People

A character and storytelling show about life's little losers. From writer/performer, Nicola Cross. (Lily Bevan and Sally Phillips' Dances with Dogs). Featuring a daily special guest...