InsTed Talks

InsTed Talks

Mark Vigil presents four characters, each delivering a Ted Talk sort of thing, ish. You will laugh, you may cry, you will learn as you are taken on a journey exploring the world, the future of technology and falling in love with strippers... 

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Sanspants Radio present Plumbing the Death Star Live. One of Australia's most popular pop culture podcasts will be performing for the first time at Edinburgh Fringe, in which we ask the important questions in pop culture and dissect fictional universes... 

Playlight Robbery

Playlight Robbery

Wish you could see all the shows at the Fringe? Now you can – almost. Comedy quintet Hivemind are stealing the show. Every show. All you need to do bring us any show's flyer and using nothing but the show title, and whatever other information we can find, we'll stage a faultless reproduction... 

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)... 

You've Been Fringed

You've Been Fringed

Are you having a bad month? Us too. Instead of a Fringe First. we'll award a Fringe Worst to the person with the worst review and the person who's lost the most money. This is a safe space where we crown failures and celebrate shitness... 

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... 

Niteskreen

Niteskreen

Once upon a time, British people would know they had to go to bed when the TV stopped showing programmes and started showing still images of the programmes they were going to show in the future accompanied by music to make them feel like they were in an elevator that they needed to get out of... 

Goodbye... I'm Leaving

Goodbye... I'm Leaving

It's the hilarious frustration of a clown who tries to leave the stage but never manages to complete his departure. He doesn't want to be funny anymore, he would prefer to go to Cuba to drink a mojito with Fidel Castro... 

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. 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Award-winning storytelling. A real-life submariner gives a unique insider view of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Heart-warming personal stories of danger, suspense and true love underwater... 

Junky Fam's Late-Night Funk Mega Sesh

Junky Fam's Late-Night Funk Mega Sesh

Junky Fam, Edinburgh's summit of groove excellence, take the drums, bass and guitar to their limits in delivering the heaviest, hardest, fastest, weirdest funk you've ever heard. Join the power trio on a cosmic odyssey through worlds of psychedelia, 70s fusion and odd-time math-metal, all infused with their manic funky energy... 

The Toon Coo'ncillor

The Toon Coo'ncillor

Witness the Cowgate's famed flatulating resident let rip. Four times daily this boffing bovine releases its spectacular gaseous emissions. Just a load of hot air? You be the judge. 

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist

Come join the brilliant Boogie Shoes Silent Disco on an immersive dance-walk through the crazy throngs of the Fringe. Feel-good uplifting dance classics with a hilarious Scottish twist... 

The Leeds Tealights: Souls for Sale

The Leeds Tealights: Souls for Sale

After their five-star run (TheWeeReview.com) at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, the Tealights are back presenting an hour of fast-paced, absurd comedy in their brand-new show, Souls For Sale... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Sèayoncè

Sèayoncè

'Do you believe in love... afterlife?' (Ghost of Cher). Presenting the late, great Ghost Whisperer... Séayoncé! Join this mismatched mystic as she explores the spirit world (her drinks cabinet) and chats with those on the other side... 

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)... 

This Is Your Trial (FF)

This Is Your Trial (FF)

The family-friendly version of the UK's only comedy court returns with a new venue! An improvised show where Steve Bennett invites top comedians to be lawyers, prosecuting and defending members of the audience accused of "crimes"... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Dirty White Boys: Manners

Dirty White Boys: Manners

The award-winning sketch duo is back to bring their trademark high-energy nonsense to a variety of news topics. Expect shouting, quizzes, and maybe even a musical finale. But mind your manners... 

Rob Auton: The Talk Show

Rob Auton: The Talk Show

This is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking. Following on from previous shows about hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and yellow, Rob now turns his attention to talking because he is ready to talk... 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between, Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique Shakespeare play inspired by audience suggestions to delight Shakespeare nerds and newbies alike... 

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders presents Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee. Are you prepared for an hour of hys-queeria and comedy aplenty? A sketch show on steroids by the irreverent Isa Bonachera and the irrelevant Dan Wye, finalists of Sketch Off! 2018... 

Lily Lovett and Patrick Monahan: Date Night

Lily Lovett and Patrick Monahan: Date Night

Join Lily and Patrick at the premiere of their brand new, live dating show that connects singles and tests couples. This real-life couple offers up their relationship and dating advice, plus there's comedy and sketches in this unique gameshow! Lily is an actress most known for playing Rachel in The Inbetweeners TV series and film... 

Tom and Ollie in: One and a Half Men

Tom and Ollie in: One and a Half Men

Tom and Ollie are ‘creative, witty, sketchsmiths’ with ‘a sackful of promise’ (Chortle.co.uk). Following Tom winning the 2016 Chortle Student Award, our 2017 Fringe debut Wasps was a soul-bearing meditation upon what happens when one member of a double-act finds success, and Ollie doesn’t... 

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... 

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... 

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll

Maddie Campion has always wanted to be in a double act. LD, a lovedoll, is tired of being seen as a sex object. Together they join forces to form the first ever human-lovedoll comedy duo... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Max and Anna filmed themselves writing silly sketches for a year to make sure they didn't miss a trick. See their funniest ideas from the last 12 months and get a peak behind the curtain of their intense friendship... 

The Kagools: Kula

The Kagools: Kula

Multi award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools, are unstoppable as they propel silent comedy into the 21st century with pure joy, anarchic buffoonery and unique \'wit and imagination\' ***** (TheWeeReview... 

John and Claire Lenahan – Loud & Louder

John and Claire Lenahan – Loud & Louder

Prepare for loud and get ready for louder with some shouty thrown in for good measure. You will be amazed as this fantastical duo thrill your senses with a seamless, seam-bursting blend of comedy, magic, escapology, mind reading, cannibalism and lion-taming (pending permission from Edinburgh Zoo)... 

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... 

Bread and Geller: Prime Time

Bread and Geller: Prime Time

Step aside Ricky and Bianca, there's a new duo in town. Sketch Off! 2018 finalists Bread and Geller bring their sell-out debut show to the Fringe, a prime-time hour of character comedy, observational sketch and musical parody... 

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... 

Lou Conran: At Least I'm Not Dog Poo Darren

Lou Conran: At Least I'm Not Dog Poo Darren

There’s always someone worse off than you, isn’t there? Someone that you regularly thank your lucky stars that you’re not like. But what if all isn’t as it seems? After a critically acclaimed run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Conran returns with a show about presumption, misunderstandings and misgivings... 

Artcoholic

Artcoholic

Some people are teachers, doctors, engineers. Some people bring no benefit to society whatsoever. Those people are artists. Muchachico is a man, a man of the arts, and he is convinced that he is the great artist of his generation... 

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... 

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... 

Josh Pugh: The Changingman

Josh Pugh: The Changingman

Josh Pugh: The Changingman. What are the things that define us? The clothes we wear? The jobs we do? The people we hate? Hilarious newcomer and English Comedian of the Year 2016 Josh explores all through his unique brand of stand-up... 

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... 

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. 

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... 

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... 

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.... 

Claire Ford: Unboxed

Claire Ford: Unboxed

Feel like you\'re stuck outside the box? Then how do you think inside it? Through heartfelt storytelling, clowning and double-walled chipboard, Unboxed promises more \'brilliant, unique and boundary-bending comedy\' (TalkFringe... 

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... 

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Meet the nominees for Woman of the Year in Anna Nicholson’s debut character-comedy show. 'Sharp and witty, a gifted mimic... Victoria Wood in a smartphone age' **** (TheReviewsHub... 

Tom GK – Hearing Loss: The Musical

Tom GK – Hearing Loss: The Musical

Are you, or someone you love, pretending you're not losing your hearing? Well at 31, Tom GK is losing his. Where's it going? What's this like? The former music critic and current comedian explores this in the only way that feels right: a musical... 

Carabet

Carabet

Welcome to Carabet, a world furnished with creatures, characters and bizarre objects. This trio of international Gaulier-trained comedians takes you on an absurd journey. 'Those prepared to leave reality should look no further' (List)... 

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... 

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... 

Alice Marshall: The Strike

Alice Marshall: The Strike

Winner of the 2017 Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Award, critically acclaimed character comedian Alice Marshall returns with a brand-new show. Join Maria, the world's angriest air stewardess, as she welcomes you on board a non-stop flight direct to the fifth dimension... 

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

The UK's only courtroom-based improvised comedy is back for a sixth year. New venue, new time, same 'perfect bit of improv mayhem' ***** (Mirror). Guest comedians as lawyers, prosecuting and defending charges set against you... 

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... 

Famous First Words

Famous First Words

The devilishly addictive live music experience is back! Join TV presenters and best friends Tim and Gendle for their high-paced game that gives you a show and a party rolled into one! The game is simple – step up and sing along to the first line of a famous song and win over our panel of guest judges... 

Rory Jones: Return of the Wizword

Rory Jones: Return of the Wizword

From the questionable mind of Rory Jones comes a show of galactic proportions. Combining spoken word, comedy, music and a positively brazen disregard for convention, Return of the Wizword is poetry Jim, but not as we know it... 

Frank Foucault: Shoes

Frank Foucault: Shoes

Frank was told it was a good idea to do a theme show, so he's doing it about shoes. I imagine that he's beginning to regret this decision. Is he trying something new or is he just avoiding the subject... 

The Kinkens

The Kinkens

Kinkens is old Scots for the evasive answers to the questions of overly curious children. A one-woman tragicomedy inviting you to ponder who we are, where we are and how we are regarding all things mind, body and soul... 

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... 

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

A beatboxing and storytelling comedy show. Charlie Partridge tried to be cool while falling in love. This mistake and others took him on an adventure. Charlie has appeared on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three... 

Nathan Lang: The Stuntman

Nathan Lang: The Stuntman

The Stuntman returns after last year\'s sell-out run with his surreal off-the-wall tale of triumph. High-energy physical comedy, clowning, characters, real onstage stunts... It\'s Evel Knievel meets Looney Tunes! Debut solo show from the host of London\'s beloved alternative comedy night Lost Cabaret, half of sketch duo Jon & Nath, and Pinhead from Neighbours... 

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... 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

For a fourth killer year, Alexander Fox and Dom O'Keefe are back with a bang! Armed with your suggestions, they weave together a brand-new film in the style of Britain's favourite spy... 

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... 

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... 

A Comedy Brunch 2

A Comedy Brunch 2

Breakfast of champions? Brunch of runner-ups. After a delightful 2017, Neil Harris and Julie Grady Thomas return with a new set of jokes, stories and observations to help you start your day right... 

Curse of the Mummy

Curse of the Mummy

To fully appreciate Curse of the Mummy, one cannot take it seriously as a musical or a drama, which may have been a source of contention amongst some audience members on the night I viewed, who were under the strong impression that it was a fully-fledged recreation of the original 1964 film... 

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... 

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... 

Cat FM

Cat FM

The zombie apocalypse rages outside, but we are relatively safe and quite warm in the last bastion of civilisation – a radio station run by two cats. They are definitely, definitely cats, we are told, and not just two comedians wearing fluffy ears... 

Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans

Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans

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

Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland

Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland

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

The Obscurist

The Obscurist

Jokes can be heard anywhere, but for comedy fans who want more bang for their buck, The Obscurist is the show to see this summer. Bringing off-the-wall and surrealist humour in the guise of a troubled artist's plans for world dominance, this new comedy tour-de-force wrings every last ounce of laughter from the audience... 

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

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

David Huntsberger: Big Nothingness

David Huntsberger: Big Nothingness

David Huntsberger’s stand-up show is problematic as a comedy show as it has very little resembling a joke. The humour throughout seems to consist only in pointing out how strange it would be if such and such a strange thing came about... 

Bad Habits

Bad Habits

Join the 18th-century’s wildest nuns as they act out the story of their Mother Superior: a young lady forced to don increasingly ridiculous disguises to seduce the same man over and over again... 

Kids With Beards: Fandango!

Kids With Beards: Fandango!

The beardy babes are back, baby! Atop broomstick horses we ride, offering up unto you Fandango! – an hour of surreal, stupid, knee-slappin’ sketches that’ll make you scream Yeehahaha! (sorry)... 

Tom Mayhew: Fragile Fragments

Tom Mayhew: Fragile Fragments

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

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Returning for yet another year at the Fringe Impromptu Shakespeare bring us a fun little romp of an hour, packed a plenty with witty one-liners and every Shakespearean trope under the sun... 

Gayshit

Gayshit

If I were to condense this review into a single word, it would unfortunately have to be the title. Gayshit is a queer cabaret and comedy night, created by Wayne Carter in response to a lack of job opportunities for other like-minded performers... 

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall is a master of character comedy. Her new show Blood (Best Comedy Award winner at this year’s Brighton Fringe) introduces us to a whole host of fascinating individuals: Greta, an anti-love ‘relationship guru’; Maria, a Spanish airline hostess; Unity, elderly, rich and writing her memoirs; Louise, socially awkward to almost inhuman levels; and Simon, a fully inhuman bird of paradise... 

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

It’s incredibly hard to place Rob Auton’s new show at the Edinburgh Fringe but then again, it’s hard to place Rob Auton. He’s the perfect example of when the lines are blurred between comedy and spoken word – two genres that can be hard to tell apart... 

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

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

I See You – Live

I See You – Live

Stand-up comedian Sam Gore has been taking down celebrities and politicians with his cutting, satirical, absurdist diatribes on Facebook since 2014 and garnered over fifty thousand followers who are quick to click ‘like’ on each of his weekly I See You articles... 

Trevor Feelgood: Sold Out (But Tickets Still Available)

Trevor Feelgood: Sold Out (But Tickets Still Available)

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

F*ck Me Like Dry Vegetable

F*ck Me Like Dry Vegetable

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

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Award-winning show. True-life submariner and gifted raconteur Eric gives an insider’s view of life aboard a nuclear submarine. This show is not to be missed – it is truly unique... 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Following 2016's Edinburgh Fringe sell-out, CSI returns with its improvised, witty and absurd murder mystery. Help the CSI identify the victim and what caused his or her grizzly death... 

Arna Spek: Museum Piece

Arna Spek: Museum Piece

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

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

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

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

The Love of Stationery

The Love of Stationery

‘I collect bags of sugar from cafes and restaurants I'm in. I have a big collection. Often, I forget that I've taken them with me home and somehow, if you apply time and pressure, they have the tendency to explode... 

Focus On: Lola and Jo

Focus On: Lola and Jo

Are you an 18 to 80-year-old employed or unemployed middle-income earner, from an urban or rural area who shops online or in store? Ambitious fame-hungry comedians Lola and Jo wanted to stop their day jobs before the Fringe but with therapy bills, an Uber dependency and lack of self-control at their local Wetherspoons – they can’t... 

David Ephgrave: Now Who's a Comedian?

David Ephgrave: Now Who's a Comedian?

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

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Imaginative, imbalanced and imbecilic sketch duo Dirty White Boys are proud to present a brand-new show for 2017! The boys bring their trademark fast-paced idiocy to a whole new selection box of skits... 

Gary Tro: SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

Gary Tro: SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

This is a show for everyone who feels a lack of fulfilment. This is a show for anyone who struggles with perseverance. This is a show about commitment... maybe. As seen on BBC iPlayer and as not seen on BBC Radio 4, stand-up Gary Tro – ***** (ThreeWeeks) – brings his hilarious, joyously angry debut show, SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious, back to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the second consecutive year... 

Alistair Williams: Food

Alistair Williams: Food

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

Being Hueman Being

Being Hueman Being

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Edinburgh, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. This clown takes us on an absurd adventure in a show about vulnerability, our imperfections and what is beautiful about not being quite normal... 

Brendon Lemon, Prophet of Doom

Brendon Lemon, Prophet of Doom

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

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Following killer runs in 2015 and 2016, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang! Armed with your suggestions, they weave together a brand-new film in the style of Britain’s favourite spy for your eyes only... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

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

I Hate Myself So People Will Like Me (and Other Strategies for Success)

I Hate Myself So People Will Like Me (and Other Strategies for Success)

A show for anyone who ever worried they weren't normal. Hanna Stanbridge (BBC’s River City) is perfect. Now she'll teach you how to be perfect too! No matter what. A new solo character-comedy performance from one of Scotland's most exciting new comic actresses and winner of the BAFTA New Talent Award... 

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go

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

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

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

Have you ever dreamt about what it would be like to escape Debra from accounting? Bob from payroll? Candice from HR? Leave your life behind and start anew? Michelle went from slinging solar to a couch-surfing comedian, leaping from fringe to fringe... 

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Welcome to the Comedians' Surgery, take your seat, we'll be with you shortly. Following a highly successful debut, comedian and junior doctor Ed Patrick brings a unique second show to the Edinburgh Fringe – comedians talking health... 

Maria Shehata: Wisdomless

Maria Shehata: Wisdomless

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

Wake Up and Deirdrealize

Wake Up and Deirdrealize

A hilarious, outlandish character romp, guaranteed to take you on the most thrilling ride of your life. Deirdre is here to show the world how awesome it is, one person at a time, starting with you... 

Nicola Cross – Tracey Tracey

Nicola Cross – Tracey Tracey

Everybody has a shadow side. The part of themselves they don’t want other people to see. Tracey Tracey is Nicola Cross’. And she’s made a comedy show about it. Join lovable outsider, Tracey Tracey, as she spends her birthday party alone... 

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

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

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

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

Micky P Kerr is Lay-Z

Micky P Kerr is Lay-Z

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

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

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

Leeds Tealights: Fix Us

Leeds Tealights: Fix Us

Winners of the 2015 Derek Award for Best Sketch Show, the Tealights are back, presenting an hour of fast-paced, absurd comedy in their brand-new show, Fix Us. ‘Slickly choreographed, highly creative, frequently fantastic' **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Orwell that Ends Well

Orwell that Ends Well

Lolly (Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe) explores our digital footprint in her third satirical stand-up show. How does Amazon know what we need before we do? How does Facebook predict our future friends? Lolly became a fugitive on Channel 4’s Hunted to experience the public scrutiny of her internet search history but what does the government’s Snooper’s Charter mean for the rest of us? Funny Women finalist 2016... 

Wretched

Wretched

Richard Stott was born lopsided. Poland syndrome, a rare birth defect, caused his left hand, arm and chest to be underdeveloped. He's decided to go out on a limb and do what Jeremy Beadle didn't – a whole show about having a small hand... 

Laugh, Why Don’t You? A Sketch Show by Fish Pie!

Laugh, Why Don’t You? A Sketch Show by Fish Pie!

Offbeat sketchlings Fish Pie! permit you to disregard political satire, a cappella groups and men noticing things then pausing for laughter in favour of compulsory mirth. Fresh from sell-out success in Cambridge, Fish Pie! bring their uniquely good-natured and up-to-the-minute absurdity to Edinburgh... 

Digital Fart from the Neo-Archaic Futureland (Russia)

Digital Fart from the Neo-Archaic Futureland (Russia)

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

Daniel Cook: For Money

Daniel Cook: For Money

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

Two Plus Ones: Huge Night In

Two Plus Ones: Huge Night In

Raucous, fraternal comedy from award-winning sketch trio. After their cult hit debut show Mothers stirred up a media breeze at Edinburgh last year, they’re back with their totally unique brew of tight writing, banging tunes and sixth-form soul-searching... 

Infant Hercules

Infant Hercules

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

Emotional Terrorism

Emotional Terrorism

In this one woman show, Ellyn Daniels takes us on an intoxicating ride from Orlando to Togo, from ballet to bulimia, from walking the runways of Paris to blacking out in Hollywood mansions, and from sitting on the precipice of suicide to finding salvation through stand-up comedy... 

Harriet Kemsley: Bad at Doing

Harriet Kemsley: Bad at Doing

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

Bristol Revunions: Glass

Bristol Revunions: Glass

Bristol Revunions are a surreal, playful, energetic bunch of sketch comedians that have put together a brand-new show for you, full of original funny material. Back for the ninth year in a row this 'fantastically talented' (Epigram... 

Caroline Mabey: Quetzals

Caroline Mabey: Quetzals

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

Damien Slash: Demographic

Damien Slash: Demographic

When an innovation guru is faced with the problem of death, drastic attempts to innovate his way out of the problem result in a catastrophic shattering of the matrix. A multi-character meltdown of madcap personalities and extraordinary vocal variations... 

We Are Not Afraid

We Are Not Afraid

These 'improvising geniuses' (FunnyWomen.com) guarantee a kaleidoscopic adventure of surreal proportions. 'Sensual, spiritual, baffling, staggering... hilariously unpredictable' ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

The Naz Show

The Naz Show

Heavyweight sketch maestro (WitTank) and award winning stand-up veteran, Naz, charges back to the Burgh to punch out his first solo sketch show. Characters grotesque, sketches inspired and laughs aplenty... 

Pamela DeMenthe Presents: Sticky Digits

Pamela DeMenthe Presents: Sticky Digits

Ever wanted to know how to break into the world of erotic fiction? Self-published erotic authoress, Pamela DeMenthe, is throbbing her way to Edinburgh to present her hotly anticipated novel Sticky Digits... 

The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show

The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show

Daddy and Beeje, two self-absorbed, dysfunctional TV presenters, are getting ready for their live chat show. This tacky spectacle is a tale of two halves. Part one is a calamitous backstage tour of the TV studio, where you will meet a selection of awkward characters... 

Scott Barnett: Quantumly Entangled With a Blobfish

Scott Barnett: Quantumly Entangled With a Blobfish

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

Good Vibes

Good Vibes

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

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

Award-winning improvisers The Maydays present this skin-prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket and the Brothers Grimm... 

David Trent: Here's Your Future

David Trent: Here's Your Future

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

Jonny Awsum: Honey, I Promised the Kid

Jonny Awsum: Honey, I Promised the Kid

Jonny Awsum promised his daughter he’d play live on stage at the O2. It wasn’t as easy as he’d hoped. Did he do it? Come along and find out in a true tale packed with celebrity encounters, numerous dignity-sapping incidents and an incredible final twist… 'A hilarious and heart-warming tale' (Jason Manford)... 

Unreal

Unreal

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

Alex Kealy: The Art of the Keal

Alex Kealy: The Art of the Keal

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

Sweet Things

Sweet Things

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

Homo Disco

Homo Disco

Homo Disco is a disco dance party for all who want to act a fool to camp classics. Dance into the early hours with drag queens and more. Get your tickets fast. 

Robin Morgan: Free Man

Robin Morgan: Free Man

A very well-structured and well-performed show, delivered from a fantastic up-and-coming comedian. Here Robin Morgan shows that he is both a phenomenal comic and storyteller and that he is someone to expect many great things from in the future... 

Komischer

Komischer

Is Komischer, starring Doug Walker, of Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised fame, too clever for it’s own good?This one-man sketch show, with a yoghurt-based theme running through the middle of it, is an extremely refined, high-concept show that stands on its sheer variety and its high-brow ideas, suspended between the sketch format and something a little more experimental... 

Mixed Doubles: Fundraiser

Mixed Doubles: Fundraiser

Quartet, Mixed Doubles, have brought a comedy sketch show to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, framed with four peculiar characters from the peaceful UKIP-voting Middle England village of Little Comberton, who are attempting to raise money within a fundraiser for a new village pavilion... 

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds is a surreal examination of celebrity culture which is by turns extraordinarily captivating and deeply funny.It takes the form of a one-man sketch show which follows the life of a fake Noel Edmunds, chosen for the particular class of B-list celebrity which he embodies... 

The Happening

The Happening

What’s for breakfast today? Another stand-up show? Or instead a connective journey through mind/body, love/loss, power/vulnerability, sound/silence and timeful/timelessness? Immersive theatre meets improvised dance meets childlike play! Explore a different world each day with XX... 

Amanda and Madi: Buffering

Amanda and Madi: Buffering

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

Call of Dudey

Call of Dudey

Fringe newcomers, Dude Looks Like A Lady, bring their award-winning sketch show to Edinburgh with heaps of enthusiasm, a fluctuating quality of comedy and an abundance of false (and sometimes malfunctioning) moustaches... 

Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda

The Australian outback, a French sheep and a lonely convict on the run. It may sound like all the ingredients for a very dubious sort of production, but throw in some Spanish guitar pop song covers, plenty of dressing (and undressing) and a healthy dash of clowning and you have the fantastically silly creation that is Plague of Idiots’ Waltzing Matilda... 

Travels With Autism

Travels With Autism

Jay has Asperger's, so he lacks empathy. Which is another way of saying he doesn't give a f*ck about you or your problems. He couldn't be happier! Autism Spectrum Disorder is often misunderstood... 

The Invention of Acting

The Invention of Acting

Sheep Soup in association with Nottingham’s BAFTA award-winning Television Workshop is back with a brand new sketch show. Three humans discover The Invention of Acting, and the possibilities are endless... 

Kids With Beards: The Curse of the Secret Ham

Kids With Beards: The Curse of the Secret Ham

The Brighton-based beardy babes are back, baby. We've brought with us an hour of surreal, fast-paced sketch comedy ridiculousness for your delectation, so tuck in. It's not a kids show, though... 

Alistair Williams: I've Started So I'm Finished

Alistair Williams: I've Started So I'm Finished

Alistair Williams is a bit of a lad. Among what appears to be a generation of young male stand-ups struggling to work out what it means to be a modern man in the 21st century, his pre-show music is the unashamed 1980s hokum of Guns ’n’ Roses and Welcome to the Jungle... 

Alice Marshall: Vicious

Alice Marshall: Vicious

People are vicious. People are arseholes. Alice Marshall knows this and she’s used it to fashion an hour of intelligent and very funny character comedy.The host for this exploration of human cruelty is Greta Medina... 

Funny Women Awards 2016: Regional Final

Funny Women Awards 2016: Regional Final

The Funny Women Awards have left a massive impression on the UK comedy map, with previous winners and finalists including Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Kerry Godliman and Zoe Lyons, to name but a few... 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Every single audience member is given a ping pong ball with Shakespearean tropes written on them upon entry. The audience then have to throw these balls into the baggy breeches of one of the cast... 

Mostly David Ephgrave

Mostly David Ephgrave

David Ephgrave enters the room in an endearing manner, commanding the audience’s attention with music and his upbeat persona. If his name sounds familiar, it might be because he is the rear end of the comedy duo, Doggett and Ephgrave - a duo whose talent he promptly assures the audience of: “We’re not shit- If you remember nothing else from this morning, remember that, write it down!” he hurriedly explained... 

Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn

Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn

To borrow from one of Glenn Moore’s own references, this show is a tale of two cities... well, actually it’s the tale of one city, a remote village in West Sussex, and the journey of a socially awkward young man between the two locations... 

Joe's NYC Bar

Joe's NYC Bar

Interactive theatre is a tricky beast. Too often the interactive element revolves around tokenistic nods to the audiences, or at other times it's difficult to lose yourself in the drama that’s unfolding as it’s painfully obvious you're watching actors... 

The Star Factory

The Star Factory

Enthused? Inspired? Vibing? You love the Fringe, so participate! Precocious poppy or shrinking violet, you could be on stage making mediocre scripts into something great... or at least unique... 

The Leeds Tealights: Tension

The Leeds Tealights: Tension

Winners of the 2015 Derek award for Best Sketch Show, the Tealights return with Tension. Combining unpredictability, absurdity and unparalleled timing for a dazzling hour of sketch comedy... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

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

Huge Davies and Sam Lake: Joking Hazard

Huge Davies and Sam Lake: Joking Hazard

Huge is a musical comedian from Asia. Sam is a stand-up from Cornwall. Sam has been gay for seven years. Huge has been Asian for quite a long time. Huge is a qualified piano teacher... 

Jacob Hatton: Dreams of FitzRoy and Londis

Jacob Hatton: Dreams of FitzRoy and Londis

Attention all shipping. Viking. Humber. Dogger. Narnia. Sex. Puss in Boots. Angry Birds. Eight rising nine. Good. Join Jacob, the (amateur) rock star weatherman in his struggle between fantasy and reality... 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

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

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Award-winning show. True-life submariner and gifted raconteur, Eric, gives an insider’s view of life aboard a nuclear submarine. This show is not to be missed – it is truly unique... 

Paul Johnson: The Cool Kids

Paul Johnson: The Cool Kids

Comedian Paul Johnson guides his two sons through first loves, playground fights, youth sports and the timeless longing to fit in and be one of the cool kids – an urge Paul still isn't sure he's outgrown... 

Dig the New Breed

Dig the New Breed

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

4 Minute Warning

4 Minute Warning

Armageddon is imminent. And no one saw it coming. A sketch show for the end of days, starring speed daters, ghost dinosaurs and cockroaches. The end is nigh! Directed by Lee Griffiths of Late Night Gimp Fight (Chortle Award for Best Character of Sketch Act)... 

He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's Daniel Cook

He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's Daniel Cook

A stand-up show based on a true story about how a man (me) went from being an idiot to a (spoiler alert) Nobel Peace Prize winner. Award-winning comedian Daniel Cook brings a show to Edinburgh in the vain attempt to make sense of the world... 

Five Go Off on One!

Five Go Off on One!

Who is that strange Frenchman signalling from the island? What's in Aunt Fanny's famous fish pie? Has anyone actually seen Timmy? The Famous Five are back! Shedload presents Robert Eyers' milk-squirtingly hilarious spin on a childhood favourite! With thick-knit short shorts all round, and an irresponsible amount of hammy-hampered picnics, this promises to be ‘…a surrealist, satirical, silly marsh of comedy genius’ ***** (Varsity)... 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A sixth family-friendly 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 comedians, hosted by Amused Moose award winner Chris Turner... 

Rights and Responsibilities (or How a Horse Was Tried for Murder)

Rights and Responsibilities (or How a Horse Was Tried for Murder)

A horse tried for murder? A nonsensical idea, surely? Well not after the great Animal Rights and Responsibilities Act 2031 is passed into law. After MP's expenses, the financial crash and phone hacking, it was always likely that our farming methods would cause the next scandal... 

Danny Deegan is Taller Than Jesus, More Visible Than God

Danny Deegan is Taller Than Jesus, More Visible Than God

Join Danny as he goes through a year that has seen him dumped by his girlfriend on the set of a BBC drama, nearly get beaten up by his dad, discover internet dating, have a health scare that saw him pass out and urinate on himself live on stage, and tell a story that other comics love but audiences find repugnant... 

Minky: A Sketch Show

Minky: A Sketch Show

Minky [mijnki] 1. Reminiscent of a semi-aquatic stoat-like carnivore. ‘Hmm, minky.’ 2. A coating of soft downy hair. ‘That minky’s really growing on me.’ 3. The smallest finger on a male human hand... 

Morning After

Morning After

Gabby is nearly 30 and has achieved absolutely nothing apart from a string of failed relationships, a lot of debt and a few unwelcome pets along the way. Morning After explores just what it feels like to be a young lady struggling to leave her mark on the big smoke – in every sense of the word! The show delves into the depths of Gabby Rankin’s life, which may seem hysterically sad or funny depending on your mood... 

Banging Fun Stuff

Banging Fun Stuff

The Cutlery Crew wants everyone to have fun, feel uplifted and bang stuff joyfully. But a crime has been committed and all hope rests upon PC Pauline, a worrisome policewoman searching for suspects... 

Henning Wehn: Westphalia is Not an Option

Henning Wehn: Westphalia is Not an Option

German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn is back at the Caves and like every year, Westphalia is not an option. Come along. Or else. Recent TV and radio appearances include Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You, and Room 101 (BBC One)... 

Ruby Thomas: Chick

Ruby Thomas: Chick

What do a filthy aristocrat, a gynaecologist, a vlogger, a dominatrix and you have in common? Limescale. And this show. ‘Extracting laughs one moment, gasps the next’ (Exeunt Magazine)... 

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

What do you do when your singing partner vanishes? For twee Scottish children's entertainer, Gerald Wee Gerry Hoots Galbraith, he grew a beard and went full art folk. Can he achieve the greatness he thinks he already has? Join Gerald for an evening of poetry and songs from his new album Troubadour and hear his story... 

Harriet Kemsley: The Girl on the Wrong Train

Harriet Kemsley: The Girl on the Wrong Train

Multi award-winning idiot Harriet Kemsley keeps making mistakes and she might be about to make the biggest one of her life... She's performed stand-up on The One Show and the Radio One Comedy Lounge, and been tour support for Katherine Ryan and Isy Suttie... 

Taylor Glenn: A Billion Days of Parenthood

Taylor Glenn: A Billion Days of Parenthood

Honest, unflinching and delightfully dark: the award-winning American comedian tackles everything from prenatal pandas to postnatal depression in a tale about surviving the never-ending... 

Bristol Revunions: Dolce Vita

Bristol Revunions: Dolce Vita

The Bristol Revunions are back at the Fringe for the eighth year running and they bring you the Dolce Vita. And it turns out it's a sketch comedy show. Join us for original writing, belly laughs and maybe more... 

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

A dark and twisted musical tale inspired by the warped imaginations of film director Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice) and the Brothers Grimm. Award-winning improvisers The Maydays take your suggestion and allow a unique tale to unfold, exploring the world of strange possibilities that flows from it... 

Walnut Sanchez and the Macaroni Saga

Walnut Sanchez and the Macaroni Saga

From a mind behind 2015's Footlights International Tour Show Love Handles, and 2014's Fringe hit The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show, comes a two-man whirlwind of whimsical storytelling and madcap characters... 

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future

Lynn Ruth Miller is the poster girl for growing old disgracefully. She’s 82 years old and the only thing that frightens her is her own reflection. She’s feisty though and tells tales about dating octogenarians, what it’s like being the oldest stand-up in the business (RIP Joan Rivers) and why she got her nipple pierced... 

Adventure Quest

Adventure Quest

Adventure Quest is a dark comedy modelled on the style of old-school Sierra On-Line computer adventure games. A hero is tasked with rescuing the mayor’s daughter from an evil wizard but soon begins questioning the very nature of the quest itself... 

Daniel Nicholas: Scripted

Daniel Nicholas: Scripted

A madcap stand-up hour that bats around from interactive games to surreal one-liners and some longer bits. Brought to you by a twisted (but oblivious) child in a mid-twenties, asthmatic, white middle class body... 

Danielle Ward: Seventeen

Danielle Ward: Seventeen

Being a teenager in the 90s was hard (is your favourite band Blur, Oasis or Throbbing Gristle?), but now there's a whole new set of things to worry about. What is the correct amount of pubic hair? Can feminists enjoy twerking? Why is fruit suddenly bad for you? Let the host of hit podcast Do the Right Thing guide you through this difficult time with stand-up, songs and one explicit mime... 

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Award-winning double act, Revan and Fennell, return to the Fringe after making their critically acclaimed Edinburgh debut last year. 2016 New Act of the Year finalists, 2015 Foster’s Golden Jester finalists and 2013 Best New Sketch Act finalists... 

Stephen Bailey: Nation's Sweetheart

Stephen Bailey: Nation's Sweetheart

The Amused Moose Comedy Award Best Show Nominee and ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with one of his infamous gossips as he continues on his quest to become the nation’s sweetheart and he attempts to bring back the art of conversation... 

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Based on the six degrees of separation concept, all actors are said to be linked to Kevin Bacon in less than six steps. But, after acting with the big KB himself, would Lolly feel more connected to the world? A tale of surprise associations, magic truffles and getting dumped by your f*ck buddy. 

Around the World

Around the World

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

Sooz Kempner – A Bit of a Character

Sooz Kempner – A Bit of a Character

Following 2015's Character Activist, Funny Women Variety Award winner Sooz Kempner is back with four more characters/figments of her imagination for you to meet. She is really showing that she can do different accents, wear wigs and even write and perform songs in this multi-character extravaganza... 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

After a blockbuster 2015, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang. Armed with your suggestions, they weave together a brand new film in the style of Britain’s favourite spy for your eyes only... 

Dirty White Boys

Dirty White Boys

As yet undiscovered comedians, Chazz Redhead and Jack Robertson love making jokes almost as much as they hate each other. Together they have joined forces to create kick-ass sketch duo Dirty White Boys! From surreal to downright silly, this truly odd couple comically tackle everything from office rivalries to the politest way to eat a baguette... 

The Terrible Tale of Dr F

The Terrible Tale of Dr F

This is the way the world ends... not with a bang, but with a sniffle. Gaulier graduate Neil Sinclair presents a new show about how to go viral, the old-fashioned way. Featuring clown-like storytelling and medical utensils, Neil paints a picture of a city in the grip of a pandemic... 

Adam Rowe: Bittersweet Little Lies

Adam Rowe: Bittersweet Little Lies

Although still in his early 20s, newcomer Adam is already one of the most sought after acts in the country and is fast becoming a favourite at the UK’s biggest comedy clubs and festivals... 

The Miserables

The Miserables

Claire hates her job. Beth is questioning her romantic choices. Their boss is in a relationship with his Blackberry. Life is tough at Land of Laminates. The employees are depressed, the work is boring and nothing they do really matters... 

The Late Night With Boabby Roaster Show

The Late Night With Boabby Roaster Show

From award-winning character comedians Andrew McBurney (SYTYF finalist 2013) and Jack Kirwan, plus filmmaker Damien Hyde, comes a dark, original and very funny live show. Join broadcasting stalwart Boabby Roaster for his final appearance on his long-running chat show as he reluctantly hands over the reins to the young showbiz whipper-snapper, Jackie Allstar... 

The Kagools

The Kagools

Fresh from their hit Australian tour, UK silent comedy duo, The Kagools, return to Edinburgh Fringe. Expect the usual award-winning combination of physical comedy and interactive film as your weatherproofed guides take you on a brand new adventure... 

Cook and Davies: Do Not Leave This Room

Cook and Davies: Do Not Leave This Room

Winner – Best Comedy, Moors Theatre Awards! Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off finalists! Sketch comedy duo, frequent enemies and occasional friends Cook and Davies find themselves in an empty room with no idea how they got there... 

A Poke in the Eye

A Poke in the Eye

Do your other senses get stronger? Is it wrong to fancy your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers? Just some of the questions our heroine answers whilst telling us how she went blind but now she can see... 

Richard Brown: Stop, Children, What's That Sound? Everybody Look, It's Richard Brown!

Richard Brown: Stop, Children, What's That Sound? Everybody Look, It's Richard Brown!

Intelligent, alternative comedy from one of Scotland's rising stars. ‘David Simon who made The Wire was told his show put off the casual viewer. “F*ck the casual viewer,” he replied... 

Simon Feilder: Die Trying

Simon Feilder: Die Trying

Manchild autocorrect nightmare Feilder returns after his ‘delightful debut hour’ **** (Metro), with another hot batch of jokes, films, sounds and stupidity. And probably a rap FFS... 

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Live podcast recording and variety show in aid of Peruvian Kettle Syndrome. Previous guests include Wig Silly and Ham Adams. 'Heaps of promise' (Independent). 'Imagine local talk radio teamed up with Inside the Actors Studio... 

Jim Smallman: My Girls

Jim Smallman: My Girls

There’s something refreshing about seeing a stand-up show with a title that accurately reflects the content of the act. The show’s called My Girls and over the course of an hour Smallman explores the relationships he has with the most important ladies in his life – principally his wife and young daughter, but also his mother... 

Bristol Revunions: Cream

Bristol Revunions: Cream

The Bristol Revunions are a first class example of what a student sketch comedy show can be. The six-strong troupe from Bristol University bring an impressive energy and creativity to the stage in Cream, making this year’s offering a solid afternoon’s entertainment... 

Twisted Loaf Present Stale Mate

Twisted Loaf Present Stale Mate

Libby Northedge begins Twisted Loaf: Stale Mate on her hands and knees, crawling onto the darkened stage, starkers but for her underwear, smudged make-up, and a pair of glittery high heels... 

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour

Swingerella used to be Cinderella until her last Prince Charming got her self-harming and she became Swingerella – goddess of fabulousness and high priestess of voodoo. Join her and her burlesque freak Allouetta La Zouch on a quest for world domination and cake... 

501 Things I Do in My Bedroom

501 Things I Do in My Bedroom

Nicola Wren’s one-woman show describes the hundreds of modern-day anxieties we all face in the dating world due to social media and technology. In her solo performance, Wren plays a woman who, whilst on the tube, meets a man after a conversation is struck when he asks her why she isn’t eating the green Starbursts... 

Breakfast Epiphanies

Breakfast Epiphanies

Wealth and fame haven’t yet been bestowed on young Irish comedian Cormac Friel. But the high quality of his writing and his whip-smart performance in Breakfast Epiphanies are evidence that with the right breaks, he shouldn’t have to wait too much longer for both those things... 

That Pair: Letting It Go

That Pair: Letting It Go

Sketch duo That Pair offer warped children’s entertainment that all adults can enjoy. They’re the unhinged double act who arrived drunk at your niece’s fifth birthday party and had to be escorted off the premises after flashing your elderly uncle... 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric is a friendly, unassuming man whose Tales of the Sea take you through his time spent on submarines in the Royal Navy. He recounts funny, interesting and occasionally terrifying stories, teaching you as much about submarines themselves as he does life onboard... 

Your Aunt Fanny

Your Aunt Fanny

Your Aunt Fanny have been performing their unique brand of comedy throughout the North East to sellout audiences since 2013. Showcasing characters from all walks of life, this skillful young all-female sketch group from Newcastle's Live Theatre storm the stage in this hour of hilarity... 

The Leeds Tealights: Discuss

The Leeds Tealights: Discuss

The Leeds Tealights show off considerable performance skills in this slickly choreographed, highly creative, and frequently fantastic hour of sketch comedy. Variety and unpredictability fizzes through the show’s entire length... 

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Brilliantly acted and superbly written, Bismillah! is one of the best shows I have ever seen at the Fringe or anywhere else. Matthew Greenhough’s side-splitting and touching script shows us an hour in the life of Dean (Greenough), a British Army soldier being held prisoner in an Iraqi basement guarded by ISIS mujahid “Danny” (Nate Birdi)... 

Kids With Beards present... ¡Niños Con Barbas TV!

Kids With Beards present... ¡Niños Con Barbas TV!

It's been a big year for Kids With Beards. Since their last Edinburgh Fringe show, they have gone away and worked really, really hard. They used all the bucket money to buy their own TV station in the home of sketch comedy – Mexico... 

Book of Love

Book of Love

Book of Love is without a doubt a special show: Lindsay Benner is sexy, silly and completely charming. Her show is a fast-paced mixture of cabaret, comedy, juggling and tricks that is quirky, flirty and wonderfully weird... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

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

All Our Friends Are Dead

All Our Friends Are Dead

When Norris – one half of the outstanding comedy duo Norris and Parker (Katie Norris and Sinead Parker, directed by Lucia Fox) – learns that she was lured here labouring under false pretences and will not in fact be performing in a contemporary dance piece at the Traverse theatre, all hell breaks loose... 

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens follows the unfolding story of a group of misfits working the infamous den of iniquity – Saucy Jacks space bar. Terror strikes at the heart of this community of outcasts when an old nemesis – the Sling Back killer, strikes again... 

Sam and Helen: Out There

Sam and Helen: Out There

I'm pretty certain this is the first comedy show I've ever been to with an audience dance break. That's all thanks to peppy duo Samantha Baines and Helen Sorren, who greet the audience like old friends and spread enthusiasm like wildfire through the venue... 

Bill Hicks: Dark Poet

Bill Hicks: Dark Poet

Based upon the life of the influential and acerbic comedian, Bill Hicks: Dark Poet is a fusion between traditional storytelling monodrama and modern stand-up. Framed as a typical Bill Hicks stand-up gig, the play depicts Hicks at the end of his short but action-packed life, ruminating on a variety of topics... 

Pelican: A Sketch Show

Pelican: A Sketch Show

‘The epitome of bizarre hilarity and joyous absurdity’ ***** (Tab.co.uk). Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that makes up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing... 

We're Not Dogs

We're Not Dogs

What is love? Is it the crazy infatuations of our teenage years, the strength to make a failing marriage work or the instant bond between parent and child? Or is it something else, completely unique and unexplainable? Steakshed Productions attempt to answer this age-old question in We’re Not Dogs... 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

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

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Javier Jarquin hosts guest comedians baring all and telling you about their worst, soul destroying times on stage. Great comics telling their worst experiences in front of understanding crowds: because really, who wants to hear the good stories anyway?  

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram, an Israeli human rights lawyer turned journalist, a bleeding heart and an inadvertent anthropologist of British life gets herself leave to remain in the UK, builds a New Jerusalem in East London and plans to become Nigel Farage's worst nightmare... 

Aatif Nawaz: Muslims Do it 5 Times a Day

Aatif Nawaz: Muslims Do it 5 Times a Day

Can comedy change Western misconceptions about Islam? Join Aatif as he makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut with a show that drew critical acclaim and packed houses to the Leicester Square Theatre in London... 

Micky Bartlett: Narcissilly

Micky Bartlett: Narcissilly

Micky Bartlett is back at the Edinburgh Festival with his new show Narcissilly. Come hear him talk about himself for an hour! ‘One of the most consistently funny people I've ever worked with… In years to come, people will be talking about the time they first saw Micky Bartlett’ (Adam Hills)... 

Simon Caine Presents Buddhism and Cats

Simon Caine Presents Buddhism and Cats

If you got your idea of adulthood from F.r.i.e.n.d.s but reality hasn't met expectations, if you fail to be in the moment and find yourself living through your phone, and if you feel connected online and profoundly disconnected from people offline, this is the show for you. 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

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

Annie McGrath and Nico Tatarowicz #Pray4AnnieAndNico

Annie McGrath and Nico Tatarowicz #Pray4AnnieAndNico

Annie has the face of an angel and the mouth of a gutter. She is one half of double act Twins (not yet seen on TV) and is half a person in her own right. 'Spot-on delivery’ (The Tab... 

Gamer Gamer

Gamer Gamer

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

Moj Taylor Is in: The Pursuit of Crappiness

Moj Taylor Is in: The Pursuit of Crappiness

Born out of 500 talks to students about what they want from life, Moj Taylor is seriously in the pursuit of crappiness. He's adopted a possessed cat, shown the nation his bottom on ITV's Dinner Date, and once had a crack and sack wax spontaneously... 

Joy is the Enemy of Progress

Joy is the Enemy of Progress

Are you happy? No, of course not. You’re not supposed to be. The only human beings who're truly happy sit around the war memorial drinking shoe polish. Forget trying to be being happy, embrace the misery and try to enjoy the simple things in life, such as an hour of unpretentious, brutally honest stand-up comedy that's way better than you think it’s going to be... 

Johnny and the Raindrops Play Gigs for Cool Kids!

Johnny and the Raindrops Play Gigs for Cool Kids!

Get ready for a perfect afternoon of musical fun! Johnny and the Raindrops are a sensational family friendly live band who play jump up and down, rocking and rolling, can’t sit down, best time ever music for cool kids... 

Dicing With Dr Death

Dicing With Dr Death

There have only ever been nine Dr Deaths, but with most of his namesakes dead, and the Russian serving 12 life sentences in Siberia, Australia’s own euthanasia doctor Philip Nitschke is now master of ceremonies, teaching the funny side of the right to die debate... 

Lunchtime of Champions

Lunchtime of Champions

From the writers of the Footlights International Tour Show 2014 comes a triumphantly fun new double act. Jamie Fraser and Alex MacKeith serve up a lunchtime special of fast flowing sketches, freeform conversation and catchy tunes... 

Latex and Roses

Latex and Roses

An hour of unapologetic satirical sketches performed by QMU ComSoc, a group who blended together would create the ethnicity of off-white. In an industry where comedy tries to appease the general public – they missed the memo... 

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

Funny Women Finalists 2014: Sam Baines and Helen Sorren bring you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe. A super-sized cup of comedy with TV names as well as the very best new comedians... 

Mat Ewins: Day Job

Mat Ewins: Day Job

For 30 years Ewins has been the top sales rep at the Plymouth Pie Factory. Tonight there's a talent show. Tonight Ewins quits his day job. 'Unquestionably a very strange man... while delivering massive hilarity' (Guardian). 

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

What connects Monmouthshire, the efficacy of Lucozade, and leviathan-lunged pop princess Adele? Absolutely nothing. But it doesn’t stop aspiration seeker James Huntington and piss-taker Joanna Hutt cut 'n' pasting it all together and using it as a plan for life... 

UCL Graters - 2015: A Sketch Odyssey

UCL Graters - 2015: A Sketch Odyssey

Following sell-out performances in 2014, UCL Graters, University College London's award-winning comedy group, returns to the Fringe with a fresh hour of sketches. Join four of the University's brightest young comedians on a journey through time and space... 

Last Call for Providence

Last Call for Providence

‘The damn sea rolls on as it always has... I mean it: It really bloody does’. A small Southern town gathers at the funeral of Old Tom Gallagher, but when it’s time for the eulogies, no one’s interested in the man in the coffin... 

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Scottish BAFTA nominated character comedian Katia Kvinge (as seen on BBC, MTV and Channel 4) hits Edinburgh with her fast-paced, one-woman, multi-character, debut hour comedy show! Fresh from performing at the Second City, Groundlings and UCB theatre Los Angeles... 

Coughing Sheep

Coughing Sheep

Desperately hunting last minute leading man, Lucy Frederick reluctantly presents her father, keen rambler and tropical fish enthusiast Peter Henderson in the lost Russian classic Coughing Sheep... 

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

A man who’s recently had a heart transplant thinks that his new heart is talking to him. Is he going insane, suffering side-effects from the medication, or is it possible? Could this really be happening? When his new heart persuades him to embark on a major quest, his life and his world are turned upside down and inside out... 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A fifth family friendly year at the Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit's funniest comedians, hosted by Amused Moose award winner Chris Turner... 

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

Charmingly anarchic breakthrough duo LetLuce were wholly responsible for 2014 word of mouth hit Show Pony. Put your lovely armbands on for an absurdist, magical voyage and more 'excellent surreal mayhem’ (Sunday Times)... 

Jellybean Martinez: Mr Saturday Night TV

Jellybean Martinez: Mr Saturday Night TV

Back in the day, Saturday night TV was the thing to stay in for. What happened to programmes like Blind Date, Gladiators and Stars in their Eyes? From the creator of Britain's Got F*ck All Talent, Jellybean Martinez has created his own Saturday night TV show of pure entertainment, madness and lots of fun... 

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“Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family.”“Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them... 

Paper Rain

Paper Rain

Paper Rain by Youth Theatre Georgia is one of those Fringe gems that one can only be glad to discover. Bringing back old-school clowning, the show presents a number of tragic-comic vignettes about love, what shapes it can take and between whom... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Overwhelming as the Festival is, it's a good to try a pick-and-mix of shows. A little stand-up, a little bit of sketch comedy, maybe a little bit of magic. Just the Tonic's daily taste of Afternoon Delight showcases some of the venue's best acts, and from the awkward British Lucy Frederick meeting her boyfriend's mother to the cynical American Russel Hicks trying to make sense of a Glesgae accent, you're sure to find a second show to slope off to afterwards to escape the rain... 

The Church of Zirconium

The Church of Zirconium

The Church of Zirconium is a piece of new writing by Will Farrell and Milo Gough which invites us into the world of a poorly run cult populated by the charmingly gormless, the easily led and the downright stupid... 

Brian

Brian

Brian is a stressed out therapist to the stars and deities. He has to help Thor, who is a regular to the failing agency, to bring back his hammer. Let us not mention the thorn in Brian's side, Thor's absent bank account... 

No Strings

No Strings

Not another student sketch show?! Bear with me, this one’s above the rest. Instead of attempting to reinvent the art of comedy, this quartet keep it simple by repackaging every inside joke of the 90s-baby generation you’ve ever heard and sending it right back at us... 

Mike Newall is Here All Week (Almost)

Mike Newall is Here All Week (Almost)

After three previous Edinburgh shows and supporting Alun Cochrane on two UK Tours, Mike Newall performs an hour of stand up. He's here all week (almost). ‘In much the same way as a dressage rider can make a horse do spectacular tricks without appearing to move, Mike manages to invoke involuntary guffaws from his audience’ (Chortle... 

Diane Chorley

Diane Chorley

The fallen 80s icon and Canvey Island nightclub owner, has chosen Edinburgh to reclaim her crown of stardom. In this intimate show, she recounts her story of love, loss and the events that led to her eventual incarceration. 

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues is a fabulously facetious musical comedy produced by New Zealand’s Cuba Creative. Think Glee but darker and more twisted, with the songs bearing a satirical spirit similar to the likes of Tim Minchin and Flight of the Conchords... 

Cook and Davies Present: Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her

Cook and Davies Present: Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her

The intimate feel of the basement studio at the Caves adds to the atmosphere of the performance of Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her. We are travelling through space on a shuttle... 

Al Donegan: The Five Worst Things I Ever Did

Al Donegan: The Five Worst Things I Ever Did

Al Donegan is a terrible human being who should be alone forever. How do we know this? From the rather damning voice message that plays at the beginning of this show.The Five Worst Things I Ever Did came to be as a result from Donegan reviewing his life for six months following that voice message... 

Big Brass

Big Brass

For those who run at the mere mention of the phrase ‘musical comedy’, this sketch show is for you. The trio aim themselves at those ‘sick of always seeing the same old student sketch comedy tropes, with their meaningless repetition and turgid self-reference’ before going on to repeat and make reference to themselves in turgid fashion, naturally... 

Kids With Beards - Quest for the Golden Beard

Kids With Beards - Quest for the Golden Beard

The future is beardless, a group negotiate a quest to find the meaning of beards. Dictator roleplay, sexism in the hostage workplace and a disillusioned wally. Bringing sketchy back (cough). 

Will Franken: The Stuff They Put in Sleep

Will Franken: The Stuff They Put in Sleep

Seamlessly shifting between a medley of characters at an alarmingly fast rate, Will Franken’s caustic satire at times verged on the unbalanced, crazed side of affairs, but beneath the surface he was always in control... 

Kitty Cointreau's BraHaHa

Kitty Cointreau's BraHaHa

Join Kitty (‘the puuuurfect burlesque beauty' Leicester Mercury, ‘a singularly dazzling performer’ FringeReview.co.uk) for the critically acclaimed UK sell-out revue returning to Edinburgh for one night! With award-winning comedians, TV faces, international burlesque beauties and sensational cabaret and circus stars, there’s tease, tassels and titters guaranteed at this stunning spectacle of fringe fun... 

The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Bringing Renaissance comedy to a modern audience is a tricky undertaking at the best of times. These plays don’t have the universal draw of the tragedies, the ever contextual political intrigue of the histories, or the wacky appeal of the mystery plays... 

The Voyage of The Narwhal

The Voyage of The Narwhal

Grab your sailor’s hat, pick up your cutlass and pop on your sea legs because the Narwhal is here; the grandest ship the world has ever seen, and like LSD in the 60s - “if you’re not on it, you’re probably a loser”... 

Vanity Bites Back

Vanity Bites Back

Welcome to Jill’s cookery show! Well, technically it’s a pilot, but let’s be honest, it’s going to be a sure-fire hit. After her latest efforts to launch a TV career went south (turns out people didn’t go nuts for the daytime talk show about Islamabad) Jill is determined to become the new Nigella... 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric is a sailor and performs his Tales of the Sea in an appropriately dark and dank venue; Just the Wee One at The Caves is, impressively packed out for this Submariner’s Yarn.Beginning with a projection of quotations from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Wilson and Sir Winston Churchill, one would be forgiven for thinking that the subsequent hour would be dry and pedestrian... 

The Burning Crowd

The Burning Crowd

Undercut Theatre's debut production. How in control do you think you are? Are your thoughts even your own? A devised piece of physical theatre, exploring the limits of human morality... 

The Lunchtime Ferret

The Lunchtime Ferret

Back for their third year, the Comedy Ferrets bring a tasty buffet of stand-up, comedy magic and sex advice to brighten your lunchtime. This fabulous London trio provides a fun hour of rip-roaring laughter along with audience participation, the much loved fig rolls and a big bucket of love... 

Shooting the White Eagle

Shooting the White Eagle

Ever wanted to be a walk-on part on a film set? Well, now’s your chance - sort of. The White Eagle film project has come to Edinburgh and they want their audience to participate with them... 

Charity Chuckle: Stand Up for Charity

Charity Chuckle: Stand Up for Charity

Charity Chuckle started out as a regular Brighton comedy night, raising money for local charities. For the first week of the festival only, the format and project have moved up to Edinburgh... 

The Birmingham Footnotes Have a Plan

The Birmingham Footnotes Have a Plan

The Birmingham Footnotes Have A Plan provided ample entertainment for a student sketch group. Yet there was evidence of original thought and some examples of surreal thinking by the six person troupe who performed the sketches to a decent standard... 

Miss Glory Pearl: The Naked Stand-Up

Miss Glory Pearl: The Naked Stand-Up

‘These are my tits,’ says the woman on stage wearing nothing but a pair of black high heels and a red pillbox hat, ‘Feel free to look at them.’ Strutting her way from Tunbridge, Miss Glory Pearl takes to the stage with literally nothing else but her comedy... 

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Billing itself as "The Rocky Horror Show for the new millennium", this is a raucous, glitter-fuelled ride through a disco universe. It's a cocktail of neon, false eyelashes and very thorough bikini waxes, shaken over electronic beats and served in a glass with a twirly pink straw... 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Take four comics and ask them to perform their own stand up routines. Then, in the second half of the show, each comedian is given a partner and performs the other comic's routine. Joke Thieves is an enjoyable enough evening, although it's hard to see past the gimmick to enjoy the bare bones of the comedy being performed... 

Jim Holland: Shoegazing

Jim Holland: Shoegazing

Jim Holland is an introvert who likes hats and two-toned shoes. He also likes metal music but doesn’t like the lighthouse family. He had a girlfriend but she left him but its ok because he’s got a new one now and she bought him a pair of tap shoes and even paid for some lessons for him... 

Colin Cloud – The Forensic Mind Reader

Colin Cloud – The Forensic Mind Reader

Colin Cloud strolls confidently on stage and announces that he already knows what we’re thinking. It’s easy to believe him; he’s every inch the Forensic Mind Reader inspired, as he claims to be, by the greatest forensic detective, Sherlock Holmes... 

The Colour Ham

The Colour Ham

This show has rightfully picked up a bit of a cult following over the past few years and on the night I was in the audience it was completely sold out. This was a thoroughly entertaining madcap hour of absurd humour, magic tricks and some very nifty illusions... 

SOS - Save Our Spaces

SOS - Save Our Spaces

The dedicated, hard-working and committed cast of six actors worked hard to bring this piece alive on a cramped stage. Unfortunately, this new piece of writing, billed as a 'zany new Musical Comedy', has little music, little comedy and wasn't very zany... 

Ladies Live Longer: Volunteerology

Ladies Live Longer: Volunteerology

Award-winning Ladies Live Longer return with a brand new cult... er... show. Let the Volunteerology Society recruit you! Disclaimer: no conclusive proof that non-concealed propaganda by an organised cult is not in fact used at any point... 

A Kitchen Nightmare

A Kitchen Nightmare

There are only two jokes in A Kitchen Nightmare. 1) “Irish stereotypes are funny, aren't they?” and 2) Gordon Ramsay. As is probably clear just from this brief description, it's barely enough to carry pub banter, never mind a 50 minute show... 

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Science Collide 2.0

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Science Collide 2.0

Oliver Meech’s offering to this year’s Fringe is intriguingly listed under “Cabaret (Magic, Science)”. One could be forgiven for thinking that, just as in one of the opening tricks, the show’s producers opened a dictionary at random and haphazardly selected three words in order to form their concept... 

Sweep Up the Stars

Sweep Up the Stars

Sweep Up The Stars charts the bittersweet journey of Bill/William, who is determined to become a writer when, at the age of eight, his older self appears to him through the power of time travel... 

Javier Jarquin: Joke Ninja

Javier Jarquin: Joke Ninja

Javier Jarquin looks almost surprised that we’re here to see him. Coming from relative obscurity, he says, he has been observing the many quirks of life around him from his native New Zealand all the way to our blustery shores, and trying to make sense of it all... 

Hubbard's Cupboards

Hubbard's Cupboards

Hubbard's Cupboards junk shop becomes a place of magical mayhem when a storybook comes to life! Join Hubbard and son on a riotous, rip-roaring adventure of brave knights, creepy castles and wicked witches... 

Sam Avery: Rock and Dole

Sam Avery: Rock and Dole

Sam Avery wanted to be a rock star. It nearly happened. Signed by BMG Records at the age of 17, forcing him to give up his beloved paper round - he toured with Motörhead and Ice-T until the story took a familiar turn... 

Frankenstein: UnBolted

Frankenstein: UnBolted

Mary Shelley is likely turning in her grave at Last Chance Saloon’s rendition of Frankenstein, but no doubt she’s also struggling to stifle a giggle at their heartfelt whack at adapting her masterpiece for the modern stage... 

Tomorrow! with Ron Lynch

Tomorrow! with Ron Lynch

A comedy variety show, with sold out houses in Los Angeles for over nine years is making its debut at the Fringe. Host Ron Lynch, brings acts of comedy music weirdness magic to the stage... 

Evolution of iMaAN

Evolution of iMaAN

A stand-up show in which Imaan unravels his experiences in entering the comedy world at age 15 and discusses the evolution of religion, freedoms and his comedy. In a world falling apart running out of resources, Imaan offers a sustainable solution that can be applied through evolution... 

Neil Pummell: Losing My Identity

Neil Pummell: Losing My Identity

A man once said: 'Life is a rollercoaster, just gotta ride it'. So what next if it derails taking your identity with it? Tell everyone ... one person's pain is another's joy. Warning: this show contains references to his wife, a squid, passport photos, statistics, slippers and his children... 

Red Jungle Fowl

Red Jungle Fowl

Starry-eyed students embark on a badly thought-out theatre tour to Sao Paulo in the football drenched summer of 2014. As the rest of the world glues itself to the television, a group of giddy, privileged youths attempt to tell Brazilian kids their way out of poverty is through Shakespeare, not their right foot... 

Gagging for Attention

Gagging for Attention

Five comedians for just £3, you say? And a different line up each day? Oh go on then! Here are five hilarious, up-and-coming comic talents for just £3: that's less than a pint! 

Bristol Revunions: Bonus Material

Bristol Revunions: Bonus Material

The NaSTA award-winning Bristol Revunions return to the Fringe for their sixth year. This ‘terrifyingly hilarious’ **** (IntermissionBristol.co.uk) sketch comedy troupe bring you another smorgasbord of comedy delights... 

Skimprov

Skimprov

Jed Marshall, Joe Hart, Liam Gardiner Webber, Danny McNamee and Aidan Pittman are the Masters of None. Five seasoned comedians who helped co-write and starred in three sell-out comedy extravaganzas in Southampton's Annex Theatre, you can be sure of a professional comedy experience as they make their debut trip to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

American Roadshow

American Roadshow

Two of LA's gutsiest comedians - Tamer Kattan and Toby Muresianu - bring intelligent, hard-hitting laughs from the world's favorite country to the Fringe after performing in 32 nations between them. 

Marigold

Marigold

Marigold has an IQ of 212, a social-awareness of zero, and one big mission to meet her idol, Angela Merkel! But can she find her way out of the small Wiltshire village she grew up in? An eccentric and poignant new comedy from Sophie Pelham (Miranda BBC, Reggie Perrin BBC)... 

The One-Eyed Men's Cult of Lactos

The One-Eyed Men's Cult of Lactos

Join the One-Eyed Men's new cult today! They've dedicated their lives to the worship of the great prophet Barry Ashworth, inventor of long-life milk! It's just a matter of time until Prophet Barry returns to Earth on his nuclear-space-boomerang to save the righteous and pasteurise the wicked! He hasn't shown up yet but he will, any day now, honest... 

Snakes! The Musical

Snakes! The Musical

Last year's cult hit is back! A director has written a musical about some snakes on a plane. He thinks it's going to be a massive hit. He just needs £50m to produce it! Join us as we take you through what you can expect when the extravaganza transfers to the Palladium... 

Kate Lucas and Dave Green: Well-Adjusted

Kate Lucas and Dave Green: Well-Adjusted

'Delightfully crude, gleefully nasty' (Chortle.co.uk), Kate Lucas's original comic songs are the perfect compliment to Dave Green's 'highly watchable deadpan style' (WhatsonLondon.co... 

Sean Nolan: The Joke Manifesto

Sean Nolan: The Joke Manifesto

Winner of Ireland's RTE New Comedy Awards, Sean Nolan uses the €5,000 prize to fund his debut Edinburgh show, The Joke Manifesto, a huge collection of non-sequential razor sharp observational one-liners and ingenious witty drawings... 

Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY

Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has groan to like puns ... though he still couldn't eat a whole one. As Henning's assimilation is not yet complete, he hasn't lost his sense of Westphalian wonderment at the foibles of British society... 

Ronnie Golden - New Age Pensioner

Ronnie Golden - New Age Pensioner

Ronnie Golden - New Age Pensioner: 30 years on the Fringe 1984-2014. An hour of comedy, songs and salacious stories from his showbiz past. He's lived a life of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll so you don't have to! For over ten years he's shared an uncivil partnership with Barry Cryer, but this is his brand new solo show... 

The Quest for a Bacon Number

The Quest for a Bacon Number

A Bacon number is the smallest amount of actors it takes before a person has starred with Kevin Bacon in a film. Join Brian Dunwoody as he talks about how he managed to get as low a Kevin Bacon number as possible. 

Nick Coyle: Double Tribute

Nick Coyle: Double Tribute

Sometimes from great tragedy comes dazzling entertainment. Double the tragedy, double the entertainment. This one's for you Jenny. An hilarious journey of sexual awakening and grief... 

Jasper Cromwell Jones: This is Not a Holiday

Jasper Cromwell Jones: This is Not a Holiday

A new character show from the TV warm up to The Graham Norton Show and Mock The Week. 'For people who like their comedy funny' (Matt Lucas). As seen on Dave. The Scotsman's Top 21 Jokes of The Fringe 2013.