Eleanor Colville: Bigamous

Eleanor Colville: Bigamous

Of all the things one expects to see when attending the Edinburgh Fringe, a public tying of the knot is likely to be towards the end of the list. Well, prepare for that to change; the solo debut from the highly talented Eleanor Colville offers just that, and much, much more... 

Chris Washington: Dream Big (Within Reason)

Chris Washington: Dream Big (Within Reason)

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

Lou Conran: I Love Lou C

Lou Conran: I Love Lou C

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

Scientology: The Musical

Scientology: The Musical

‘Catchy riffs and rapid-fire word play’ ***** (Kryztoff.com). ‘The songs were quite amazing’ (Advertiser). Would you become a Scientologist? You think you know better, right? Join George Glass as they blow the pseudo-science pseudo-religion wide open... 

Hivemind Presents: An Offer You Can't Refuse

Hivemind Presents: An Offer You Can't Refuse

By day, this city's streets are bright and orderly, but by night, it is the playground of shysters and crooks, smugglers and thieves. Comedy quintet Hivemind are making you an offer you can’t refuse: an opportunity to join their criminal enterprise as they weave a gripping noir thriller out of thin air... 

Good Girl

Good Girl

The desire to please is instilled into children from an early age, but the side-effects that this can have on their development is often not felt until it’s too late. Good Girl is an exciting tale exploring exactly what the titular phrase means and what effect it can have on an impressionable young mind, for better or for worse... 

Alice Devlin: Extra-Curricular

Alice Devlin: Extra-Curricular

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

Kev's Komedy Kitchen – The Second Cumin

Kev's Komedy Kitchen – The Second Cumin

Kevin Dewsbury plays the hapless host in Kev’s Komedy Kitchen, an entertaining parody of a Saturday morning TV cookery show that was thoroughly enjoyable.We are introduced to the ‘studio recording’ by the show’s producer Will who gets the proceedings off to a good start, warns the audience about Kev's return from rehab and sets up the situation nicely... 

Tudur Owen: Normal Wear and Tear

Tudur Owen: Normal Wear and Tear

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

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

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

Karoshi

Karoshi

Karoshi (Japanese for death by overwork). Is work killing you? Does your boss hate you? You are not alone. In Karoshi, comedian (and tired worker) Mel Byron shows the many different ways in which work is killing us... 

A Digital Legacy

A Digital Legacy

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

Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

Phil Ellis Has Been on Ice

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

Hurt and Anderson: Come What May

Hurt and Anderson: Come What May

Hurt and Anderson are on the edge. Can they make it through August without self-destructing? Will Laura ever stop sabotaging the show? Will Georgia finally admit the awful truth – she’s never liked Laura's favourite film Moulin Rouge that much? Come what may, this will be a laugh-out-loud hour of sketch and musical comedy... 

Nomad-a What

Nomad-a What

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

American Immigrant: Zoltan Kaszas

American Immigrant: Zoltan Kaszas

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

The Walk of Shame

The Walk of Shame

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

Kieran Boyd: Sitzpinkler

Kieran Boyd: Sitzpinkler

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

James Loveridge: Suspiciously Happy

James Loveridge: Suspiciously Happy

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

Adam Rowe: Unbearable

Adam Rowe: Unbearable

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

Will Duggan: Perspicuator

Will Duggan: Perspicuator

In a world mired in issue, who's our secular Messiah? Will Duggan. Join him on another 'must-see for comedy aficionados' (EdFestMag.com) as he solves it all, no mess, no fuss, no problem... 

Matt Winning: Filibuster

Matt Winning: Filibuster

A show about climate change from comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning describing how global warming is destroying both the planet and his life. ‘Lightweight stuff’ (Guardian)... 

Tony Cowards: Punderdog

Tony Cowards: Punderdog

'The best joke writer around' (GQ) returns to Edinburgh with his new show bursting at the seams with glorious gags, preposterous puns and witty one-liners. Punderdog is the follow up to last year's hilarious Daft Pun, which featured in the Top Jokes of the Fringe for The Scotsman, The Daily Mirror, The Evening Standard and The I newspaper... 

Imaginary Radio

Imaginary Radio

Imaginary Radio is a devilishly satirical comedy, taking a darker look at American pop culture using music, sketch and beatboxing. Hosted by American comedian Drennon Davis, featuring rotating guests Jim Hickox, Nick Stargu, Zack Sherwin, Nick Vatterott and more! ****(Fest)... 

Accidents Happen to Sasha Ellen

Accidents Happen to Sasha Ellen

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

Michael Clarke: A Felt in Progress

Michael Clarke: A Felt in Progress

Michael Clarke has felt something. He'd love to share that with you. But could there be something else afoot here, lurking in the shadows? Surreal, cider-sodden work in progress from one of comedy's fastest rising stars... 

Bilal Zafar: Biscuit

Bilal Zafar: Biscuit

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

Mike Newall: Desert Boot-Leg Island Discs

Mike Newall: Desert Boot-Leg Island Discs

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

The Harry and Chris Show 2

The Harry and Chris Show 2

After last year’s sell-out run of their debut show, Harry Baker – 'Blistering wordplay' ***** (ThreeWeeks) – and Chris Read – 'Brilliant' (Evening Standard) – bring back their unique mix of comedy, melody, poetry and best-matery... 

Annie McGrath: Ambivert

Annie McGrath: Ambivert

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

Jack Barry: High Treason

Jack Barry: High Treason

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

Pete Otway: Six Years from Then

Pete Otway: Six Years from Then

Pete Otway takes the opportunity in his first Edinburgh solo show to get audiences up to speed with what’s been happening in his life up to now. Conveniently from a narrative perspective, the most important moments in his life took place in the six years between when he broke up with his childhood sweetheart and when they got back together (that’s not a spoiler – Otway reveals as much in his poster for the show)... 

Tony Cowards: Daft Pun

Tony Cowards: Daft Pun

The title says it all: this is a seriously ‘punny’ show. Tony Cowards is an excellent joke-writer, and in this show, over the course of 55 minutes, he lets loose a wild torrent of puns and cheeky one-liners... 

Naz Osmanoglu: Exposure

Naz Osmanoglu: Exposure

Liberated from sketch group WitTank, English-Turkish comedian and Naz Osmanoglu (a self-monikered ‘posh twat’) airs his own dirty linen in a no-holds-barred solo show around the theme of frankness and self-exposure (he likens it to a therapy session)... 

The Forbidden

The Forbidden

A journey of temptation through idiocy and fun. The solo debut of Fanny Duret, member of the Gaulier-trained clown group Plague of Idiots. That which is forbidden is desired. You are hereby forbidden to see this show. 

Jack Barry: You Don't Know Jack

Jack Barry: You Don't Know Jack

Jack Barry has the potential to be an electric comic. His show, You Don’t Know Jack discusses identity and his quarter life crisis, but while it is meant to be a cacophony of thoughts that he attempts to resolve, the hour just becomes muddled... 

Help

Help

Think you’ve had quite enough of women in activewear shouting at you for one lifetime? Think again: Help, the comedy self-help seminar from London comedy duo, Bae, is the most fun a girl can have with a kale smoothie and a yoga mat... 

Peter White: Straight White Male

Peter White: Straight White Male

Peter White made a controversial decision to write a stand-up show about the problems faced by straight, white men, and it’s unclear whether this is quite brave or a terrible misjudgement of your average Fringe audience... 

Suzi Ruffell: Common

Suzi Ruffell: Common

Suzi Ruffell greeted the audience at the door with a charming and cheeky smile on her face, perfectly setting the tone for her hour of standup. Except it didn't feel like stand up at all... 

Character Tålks

Character Tålks

Pernilla Holland’s debut solo show is an ambitious but bumpy foray into character comedy. From a Norwegian Eurovision has-been to a church youth group leader, Holland adopts a range of personae and delivers short monologues from a range of perspectives... 

Scarlet SoHandsome and Fiends

Scarlet SoHandsome and Fiends

For a drag queen, Scarlet SoHandsome is a real sweetie. Maybe it’s because she prefers the term “drag princess”, but SoHandsome’s persona is a far cry from those trouble-stirring shady bitches of RuPaul’s Drag Race infamy... 

Samantha Pressdee: Sextremist

Samantha Pressdee: Sextremist

"Every woman is a riot," is roughly painted on the wall behind the stage area of this hidden-away New Town bar’s seldom used attic space. What we’re actually shown on a large TV screen is a group of women on a march who, after being stopped by the police, decide instead to do some impromptu sunbathing on Edinburgh's High Street setts... 

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Lee Nelson's Well Funny People, Call the Midwife, Radio 4) brings you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe. A supersized cup of comedy with TV names as well as the very best new comedians and brilliant guest MCs... 

Laura Lexx: Tyrannosaurus Lexx

Laura Lexx: Tyrannosaurus Lexx

Any good joke can fall flat on its face if the delivery is rubbish, but for Laura Lexx with her bubbly personality, infectious smile and merry sense of wit, this is never going to be a problem... 

Piffin' Ain't Easy – A Work in Progress

Piffin' Ain't Easy – A Work in Progress

A work in progress by a work in progress aka John Van Der Put. That guy who dresses as a dragon performs in regular clothes. Marvel as the scale-free-human works on new material free from dogs, tricks and grumpiness... 

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

A magical showcase of the funniest, fiercest female comics at the Fringe, curated by Funny Women 2015 finalist Sophie Duker and hotshot Texan improviser Erin Bimmons. Big laughs, big talent, no boys... 

SuZanna GonZo: Dark Lady

SuZanna GonZo: Dark Lady

SuZanna GonZo had to abandon cruise ship stardom after she almost murdered the man she had fallen deeply in lust with. She cast her net again, widely, and this time she captured special wisdoms to share with y’all... 

Vince Atta: Loopzilla

Vince Atta: Loopzilla

‘An unstoppable force! Like an intravenous shot of adrenaline!’ (Chortle.co.uk). Vince Atta's long-awaited debut sees unique loop skills combine brilliantly with natural stand-up and characters... 

Tudur Owen: The LL Factor

Tudur Owen: The LL Factor

BAFTA Wales-winning comedian Tudur Owen brings his new stand-up show to Edinburgh. It’s about his country, his language, hopes and fears, and there might be stuff about pissing in wetsuits... 

Javier Jarquin: Hombre Al Dente

Javier Jarquin: Hombre Al Dente

What the hell is a man these days? Award-winning man comedian Javier Jarquin explores changing ideals of manliness from what is projected and the not so manly truth. 

Alex Hylton: I Came, I Saw, I Complained

Alex Hylton: I Came, I Saw, I Complained

Alex Hylton has been performing for three years. He's done gigs for hundreds of people in packed theatres, and a gig to just two people at the Red Lion, in Dudley. He's travelled all over the UK, but was he impressed? Find out in this Pay What You Want show from one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit... 

Mike Newall: High on Gravy

Mike Newall: High on Gravy

From male grooming to rodents, Mike has it all covered in this eclectic hour of stand-up comedy. Join Mike as he gives you an off-kilter perspective on his world. Please note that this show does not contain gravy... 

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let's find out. Six phenomenal acts go head-to-head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with hilarious results! Our resident team captains are joined by the most exciting comedians and poets from around the UK... 

Mystery Gimmick Stand-Up Show

Mystery Gimmick Stand-Up Show

Ben Clover has been doing stand-up for ages now and is pretty good at it. He's definitely good enough to take a risk on. As if that wasn't enough there is a mystery gimmick that will reveal to you hitherto unknown sides of your character... 

Kev's Komedy Kitchen

Kev's Komedy Kitchen

Seasoned comedian Kevin Dewsbury returns to the Edinburgh Festival to host a new TV cookery show, featuring special guests from the Fringe, exciting recipes and a few surprises. No two shows will be the same! The perfect afternoon Fringe show... 

UCL Graters: Immature Cheddar

UCL Graters: Immature Cheddar

The UCL Graters return to the Fringe with an hour of delicious sketch comedy with a sharp aftertaste. Enter the minds of the finest comedic talent at UCL. From the delightfully dark to the downright absurd via the twisting lane of cutting satire... 

David Stanier's Silly Party

David Stanier's Silly Party

Wahoo! And also hooray! It’s David Stanier’s Silly Party – the party based comedy show. Are you ready to have so much fun that you explode and die? David Stanier, ‘an intrinsically silly human being’ (Skinny), is excitedly inviting you to come and have the best time ever at his cool debut show, David Stanier’s Silly Party... 

Doors to Manual

Doors to Manual

In the economy class of Rhiannon's plane, you'll find a host of funny, quirky and honest characters, inspired by her love/hate relationship with flying. Come and meet the characters, find out about the more mirth-inducing aspects of aviation, and learn how knowledge can ultimately triumph over fear... 

How to Become a Poker Millionaire (and Still Be a Loser)

How to Become a Poker Millionaire (and Still Be a Loser)

This fast-paced, multimedia stand-up show takes the audience from Lucille's deranged upbringing in Normandy, all the way to her poker triumph in Monte Carlo where she became that rarest of things: a French poker superstar (with a vagina)... 

David Callaghan: Let's Get This Partly Started

David Callaghan: Let's Get This Partly Started

Part stand-up show, part planetarium experience. The second solo show from David Callaghan. From BBC Radio's Jesting About, BBC New Comedy Awards 2012, 2013, 2015. 'One of my highlights of the fringe' **** (Scotsman)... 

Elliot and Farhan's Life Lessons

Elliot and Farhan's Life Lessons

Elliot Wengler and Farhan Mitha’s Fringe debut show is surprisingly educational. It features the effects of Bernie Sanders, dates ending up in rivers, toasters at parties, and the result of a video gaming tax relief break... 

Babushka: A Sketch Show

Babushka: A Sketch Show

‘All hits, no misses: the litany of wit that was Babushka’ ***** (TheTab.com). Cavemen. Table football. Birds. What do all of these things have in common? In a word, nothing. In two words, still nothing... 

Bilal Zafar: Cakes

Bilal Zafar: Cakes

Cakes is the highly anticipated debut show from Bilal Zafar, the Hackney Empire New Comedian of the Year 2016 (NATYS) and Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year runner-up... 

Omar & Lee Present: We Are All Idiots

Omar & Lee Present: We Are All Idiots

Witness the inner workings of the idiot as Omar & Lee invite you on an anarchic voyage through their minds, pushing their sanity and friendship to the limits. Watch as they reveal their unique take on our day to day existence in a flurry of chaotic characters, manic sketches and preposterous clowning... 

Baron Fingolfin: The Stranger

Baron Fingolfin: The Stranger

Some people call him the space cowboy. Some people call him the gangster of love. Some people call him Oliver Izod: Musical Comedy Awards finalist, star of cult classic BattleActs and musician for Chortle award-winning Austentatious... 

Neil McFarlane: Sightseeing With a Hangover

Neil McFarlane: Sightseeing With a Hangover

Antwerp, Zagreb, Oslo, Orlando, Hamburg, Belgrade, Budapest, Dublin, San Francisco... Cowgate. Neil McFarlane has visited a surprisingly large number of foreign cities and strange shores to do stand-up... 

Isle of Edna: G Street

Isle of Edna: G Street

In an #upandcoming neighbourhood near you – four doors down from the betting shop, nestled between a pop-up patisserie and a pet taxidermy cafe – lies a community centre. Duo, Isle of Edna, invite you to become a resident of gentrified G Street... 

1 Given Head

1 Given Head

Tim Dingle is an extraordinarily clever man. He’ll tell you this himself, of course, but it does also shine through in his set, which is also on as Giving Head in the evenings. An IQ in the 170s puts him comfortably in genius territory, while his scientific patter proves the booksmarts haven’t faded despite the several years since he was headmaster of a prestigious school... 

Scott Bennett: About a Roy (Stories About Me Dad)

Scott Bennett: About a Roy (Stories About Me Dad)

Scott Bennett’s patter feels designed for a larger audience. He opens with a set of ‘Anyone from X?’ questions that, understandably, don’t work well with a small crowd who are not from X, nor Y, nor Z... 

Ally Houston: Shandy

Ally Houston: Shandy

It’s hard to find an adjective that fully describes Ally Houston’s Shandy. Weird, subversive, dysfunctional… all these come close to describing this unique hour of stand-up, music and performance comedy... 

Franks and Skinner Present: Myself and Myself

Franks and Skinner Present: Myself and Myself

If life gives you lemons you stuff them in a German’s face and make a joke about sauerkraut. If life gives you the opportunity to form a double act whose combined name is a mere letter away from one of the country’s best-known comedians, you take it... 

Brody and Chadwick's Great Blimp Deception

Brody and Chadwick's Great Blimp Deception

Irish comedians Giles Brody and Colin Chadwick invite you to a compendium of sketch comedy, featuring childish Nobel Prize winners, Frankenstein’s reformed monster, Teen Pope, Godzilla, Ricky Martin’s relative, a trip to heaven, Beethoven (the dog), a sold out movie theatre and the most ambitious blimp fraud of the century! 

Oliver Meech's Improvised Magic Show

Oliver Meech's Improvised Magic Show

Oliver Meech is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe, having brought his show When Magic and Science Collide in previous years. However, this Fringe, Meech aspires to do something a little different than a traditional magic show, and combines his skills for illusion with – as the title says – improv... 

Class Act

Class Act

Are the questions getting harder on University Challenge? Are car parking spaces getting smaller? Are you wondering where you left your glasses? If 'Yes' is the answer to any of these then don't miss the world premiere of this daft duo's show of physical, acerbic and downright silly sketches... 

Love in the Time of Gilmore Girls

Love in the Time of Gilmore Girls

Sometimes love comes to you and sometimes you have to make it happen. Or so James (Thomas Wingfield) thinks. In this funny and cringeworthy hour, he takes us on a tour of all his romantic failings... 

Shh! It's The Very Perry Show

Shh! It's The Very Perry Show

Actor comedienne Kate Perry performs her solo character comedy show featuring six costumes, two pairs of glasses and a rubber hat. Her monologues showcase the absurdity and pathos of life whether it’s an Amish woman with Ikea envy, a digital 'digilante' or a precocious 12-year-old who decides to save her amphetamine addicted mother by taking control of her medication... 

Dan Nicholas: Reverb (The Love Story of Terrance the Crocodile and Julia the Mannequin)

Dan Nicholas: Reverb (The Love Story of Terrance the Crocodile and Julia the Mannequin)

It's your classic love story, really: inflatable crocodile meets mannequin head, they fall for each other but soon enough cracks show and they fall apart. Okay, perhaps it's no Gone with the Wind, but Dan Nicholas pulls off the risky venture of a backwards love story pretty damn well... 

Holly Burn: I am Kirsty K

Holly Burn: I am Kirsty K

Holly Burn, or Kirsty K as she’s known for the purposes of this show, immediately drops her audience into a bizarre and high-energy scenario. Kirsty is a Geordie lass who’s been sent on a trip by her nan - her first time away from home... 

Devil's Door Bell

Devil's Door Bell

In her stand up show The Devil's Door Bell, Njambi McGrath presents an hour of satirical shaming, teasing the audience into reflecting on colonialism's legacy in Africa.. Trilingual McGrath opines on cultural identity and her upbringing in “Second World” Kenya with warmth, humour and a resigned anger, covering topics from farming, family life and teenage pregnancy to female genital mutilation, kidnapping and Al Shabaab... 

Invisible Woman

Invisible Woman

A superb one-woman show from Kate Cook, Invisible Women tells of the thrilling adventures of a repressed housewife and sometime poet turned WWII operative.Mrs Bishop is sent away by her curmudgeonly peg-legged husband, who insists she is useless and having a nervous breakdown... 

Charlie and the Philosorappers

Charlie and the Philosorappers

If someone had told me months ago that, not only was I going to see a man perform rap battles, beat poetry and strange silent skits based on philosophy, but that I was actually going to absolutely love it - I think I would only have laughed half as hard as I did during the performance of Charlie and the Philosorappers... 

Steve Bugeja: Day Release

Steve Bugeja: Day Release

The title of Steve Budeja’s show is misleading. Budeja himself isn’t the one who has been given a short reprieve from serving at Her Majesty’s pleasure; rather, it is the father of his best friend, Amy, who has been given a day release from his sentence to attend his daughter’s wedding... 

The Thomas Clifford Show

The Thomas Clifford Show

The Thomas Clifford Show is a theatrical spoof of a chat show resembling The Jonathan Ross Show. We follow the host as he struggles upon discovering that his position is under threat... 

The Thomas Clifford Show

The Thomas Clifford Show

The Thomas Clifford Show is a theatrical spoof of a chat show resembling The Jonathan Ross Show. We follow the host as he struggles upon discovering that his position is under threat... 

The Wee Man Syndrome

The Wee Man Syndrome

Mind that video? Know how the one wi the ned? A work in progress detailing the emancipation of a meme. The ned is the character creation of comedian Neil Bratchpiece. He has been featured on some TV shows but you missed them... 

Mark Silcox: No Women Plenty Of Cry

Mark Silcox: No Women Plenty Of Cry

No women present would allow a middle-aged supply teacher and other men who are repeatedly ignored, to weep in peace. This humble request however is apparently not legally enforceable... 

Matt Reed – Stalked

Matt Reed – Stalked

Matt is a comic, and like many comics he was excruciatingly lonely... until five years ago, when he met the girl of his dreams, fell in love, and experienced four years of absolute hell... 

Giving Head

Giving Head

The everyday story of sex, drugs, being a headmaster in a red dress and doing stand-up comedy. It must be true, I read it in the Daily Mail. He may change the way you view the world forever... 

Sam and Tom from TV!

Sam and Tom from TV!

Sam and Tom! are an anarchic double-hander made up of comedic wunderkinds Tom Burgess ‘coldly psychotic’ (Chortle.co.uk) and Sam Nicoresti ‘u suck’ (Lucas Bird, YouTube.com)... 

Matthew Crosby: Smaller Than Life

Matthew Crosby: Smaller Than Life

Matthew Crosby (one of Pappy's, co-star/co-writer of BBC Three's Badults) returns to Edinburgh with another lovely little show. Come along, have a chuckle or two, leave, never really think about it again... 

Shaken Not Stirred

Shaken Not Stirred

Alex Fox and Dom O’Keefe improvise high-octane, tongue-in-cheek, never before seen adventures in the style of a James Bond film from your suggestions. Praise for previous work: ‘charismatic and charming’ **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Welcome to Tiddleminster

Welcome to Tiddleminster

Petty crook Chris Cantrill and PowerPoint 97 pitch you Britain's ultimate staycation. An illustrated hour of stand-up, storytelling and showing off. Get a VIP tour, meet the locals and even solve a mystery! You'll say oh my gosh and tweet about it 1 million times... 

Sooz Kempner – Character Activist

Sooz Kempner – Character Activist

An Essex princess, a posh Soho vlogger, a mediocre athlete and a West End legend – following 2014s (minor) Edinburgh Fringe hit Defying Gravity, Sooz Kempner (Funny Women Variety Award 2012) is back with four characters, all women who believe they are making their mark on the world... 

Gurpal Gill: India's Strongest Man (1982)

Gurpal Gill: India's Strongest Man (1982)

The highly anticipated Fringe debut from London comic Gurpal Gill. Expect elegantly interlaced character comedy, stand-up and film as he unravels the heroic story of India's Strongest Man (1982) and the pathetic story of Gurpal Gill (2015). 

Dr Professor Neal Portenza's Catchy Show Title

Dr Professor Neal Portenza's Catchy Show Title

Winner: Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe. Sold out: most places. Interactive, improvised character comedy stupidity. ‘Set to become a cult hit’ ***** (Funny Tonne, Melbourne Comedy Festival, April 2015)... 

The Kagools

The Kagools

Physical comedy, sketch and film combine to transport you into the weird and weatherproofed world of The Kagools. Enchanting, high-energy fun for all the family. 'Masterful physical theatre performers... 

All Made Up: This Time It's Social

All Made Up: This Time It's Social

Like or hate Facebook, you're guaranteed to love this all-female social media inspired comedy improv show. Following a hugely successful run at last year's Fringe, countless sell-out London shows, as well as being one of the Independent's highlights of this year's Dave Comedy Festival, All Made Up are back with the most bang-up-to-date improv show you could Google... 

Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike

So like I said. I'm shit at life. I'm single, unfit, unemployed. But what is it they say? Three strikes and you're out? Well, I think my luck ran out a long time ago. A vivacious, fast-paced comedy that's full of filth... 

Ben Fairey: Floe-Joe's Faces

Ben Fairey: Floe-Joe's Faces

Armed with just his bedroom-made beats and a very literal multiple personality disorder, Iowa’s dopiest music producer Floe-Joe invites you to indulge in his wacky world of sketch, funk and self-centred banter! An intimate listening party of deep-soul music with all the fancy spiel to go with it... 

Möglich

Möglich

Douglas Walker, the funny one from improvised impresarios Racing Minds: ‘Crafted by the gods of comedy’ ***** (ThreeWeeks) has written his first solo show. It’s funny, but also sad... 

Charles Booth: Deer in the Spotlights

Charles Booth: Deer in the Spotlights

Don’t be frightened, little deer, be fabulous! Charles Booth (one of Time Out’s Character Comedians to Watch and graduate of Second City) returns to Edinburgh with a brand new, one-man sketch show... 

Good Kids

Good Kids

Tom Dowling and Kieran Ahern are current members of the Oxford Revue, but they're also bloody good kids. They hail from the red brick suburbs of Birmingham and couldn't be prouder of the second city they call home... 

Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen (When I Was 11)

Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen (When I Was 11)

Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen is a side-splitting, filthy, compelling and poignant show. The hilarious and slightly bonkers Sara Mason spent her surreal childhood in Hollywood, with film stars, hard drugs, the rich and famous... 

The Sunny Side Show

The Sunny Side Show

Award-winning comic Keith Carter presents a stand-up situation comedy musical game show satire about how good manners and boundless optimism will triumph over life's hardships. **** (Guardian)... 

Lisa-Skye: Bunny and Mad Dog Get High

Lisa-Skye: Bunny and Mad Dog Get High

In Australian comedian Lisa-Skye's “love letter to the sex-and-drug-soaked 70s” she tells the tale of Melbourne hedonism in the 1970s star-crossed hippy lovers Bunny and Mad Dog... 

#meetandtweet

#meetandtweet

In January 2013, writer Declan Dineen decided, more or less on a whim, to see what would happen if he tried to meet as many of his Twitter followers as possible. This show is a product of the unusual meetings and quirky connections he made throughout this journey, and the bizarre consequences this led to... 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist: Big O Finds Her Soul

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist: Big O Finds Her Soul

Thankfully, there was no combination of singing and acupuncture. And that’s where the relief ended as far as Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist was concerned. Olivia, the singing acupuncturist in question, took us through her life story via monologue and the adaptation of popular musical classics in a show only made less painful to watch by the lack of needles involved... 

Going Out West

Going Out West

Four men and a duck make up AsaNisiMasa’s Going Out West. These four men are Gabriel Farnese, Alan Grant, Eamonn Hearns and Jake Sharp. This production is a tour de force of play-fighting and philosophy... 

Have Fun

Have Fun

“I never went to school,” Richard Fordham tells us. He grew up milking cows on a farm in West Wales, and was informally what we now call ‘home-schooled’. Despite (or because of) that, he landed a place at Cambridge and studied Economics... 

Tomas Ford Stop Killing People

Tomas Ford Stop Killing People

With a strange, original and interesting production, Tomás Ford brings his Patrick Bateman of the Fringe to the Mash House to tell a one-man-musical tale of double crossing deceit, sex and torture... 

Who Shot Hitler?

Who Shot Hitler?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips. Most would say the answer is obvious, but not Frank Law. It’s a question that keeps him awake at night, one which haunts him to this day... 

Private View

Private View

 Plunge Theatre’s Edinburgh debut unflinchingly explores 21st century femininity in this confrontational piece of modern feminism in which three women explore perceptions of female body image... 

Dr Professor Neal Portenza Performs His Own Autopsy Live On Stage. One Night Only. (Obviously).

Dr Professor Neal Portenza Performs His Own Autopsy Live On Stage. One Night Only. (Obviously).

To tell the truth, I’m a little bit scared of Dr. Professor Neal Portenza. This isn’t as strange as you might think, because his show is not ‘a quiet night of stand-up’, as he tells us (yells at us) at the start, but an ‘interactive experience... 

The Cleek

The Cleek

The Cleek, an all-female sketch troupe, formed after its members met at Chicago's Second City Training Center. Smiley, energetic and friendly, the quartet are clearly having a good time on stage... 

Wilkinson Ford: Kagoolio

Wilkinson Ford: Kagoolio

Wilkinson Ford is the collective machination of Nicola Wilkinson and Claire Ford, combining their twin talents as actresses and comedians in an enchanting sketch comedy, Kagoolio.Following in the hallowed tradition of Rowan Atkinson’s Mr Bean, we are treated to a cocktail of frenetic, characterful and ridiculous mime sketch... 

Ride of the Wagnerian

Ride of the Wagnerian

There’s nothing I would like to do more than go for a pint with Giacinto Palmieri and discuss Wagner. Maybe a discourse on the semantics of logical connectives could round off the conversation... 

Fat Girl Slim

Fat Girl Slim

Helen Orton used to be an overweight woman with confidence issues stemming from her body. One day she woke up and decided she would lose six and a half stone in a bid to have satisfying sex with men of a higher calibre... 

Fearnot Wood

Fearnot Wood

Robert Thomson’s Fearnot Wood is some of the best and most fully-realised student writing I have ever come across. Darkly comic and painfully tragic, this production oozes with the threat of some unforeseeable tragedy... 

Mrs Thundercünt's Splooge Adventurers!

Mrs Thundercünt's Splooge Adventurers!

I think it’s fair to say that there are issues with your sketch show when the funniest thing that happens is that a man fingers a swiss roll.Did that shock you? The QMU Comedy Society certainly hope so... 

Tom Short and Will Hutchby: Only Child Syndrome

Tom Short and Will Hutchby: Only Child Syndrome

At the meagre price of four pounds per ticket, and at one of the smallest venues in town, you get what you expect from Tom Short and Will Hutchby’s Only Child Syndrome: self-conscious and mildly funny comedy... 

The Bearpit Podcast Podcast

The Bearpit Podcast Podcast

Imagine local talk radio teamed up with Inside the Actors Studio. Then imagine watching it live in a purple glowing room as a confusing array of comedy sound effects blare from all sides... 

Shelby Bond: Fauxmosexual

Shelby Bond: Fauxmosexual

Shelby's been gay his whole life... according to everyone but him. His hilarious insights and songs on gingers, girly straight guys, messed up relationships and being broke will make you laugh your ass off and be glad you ended it with that jerk you dated in college... 

Paperback Time Machine: Book to the Future

Paperback Time Machine: Book to the Future

Some Fringe clichés exist for a reason. One of the more tragic ones tells of the talented performer who enters the stage to face a nearly empty auditorium. Only one or two punters have showed up and the performer has the choice between quitting or to committing to an hour long figurative lap dance, vying for the attention of the stranger in the darkness... 

You're Never Too Old

You're Never Too Old

There is no doubt that an audience of a certain age will fondly remember the two famous actors starring in You're Never Too Old, although audiences of any age could not fail to enjoy this piece... 

Lockdown

Lockdown

In this year’s concoction, The Tealights have brewed up another fast paced set of sketches. The five funnymen mix both intelligent and more silly material, tickling the audience with a well-studied wit... 

Wanderlust

Wanderlust

Across Great Britain I wander, hunting down stories to make eyes twinkle and brows sweat. Arriving in a town, I enchant the inhabitants with uplifting tales. But when it's time to move on, what will I take for myself? A curious woman travels the country, stealing stories to fulfil her need for adventure... 

Crap Music Rave Party

Crap Music Rave Party

An anarchic late night DJ party where you can request anything you want. So long as your request is crap. Hosted by Australian cabaret party machine Tomás Ford. Sold out at Adelaide Fringe and around Australia... 

Wil Hodgson's Records in the Roof

Wil Hodgson's Records in the Roof

Wil Hodgson is joined by a guest or two. They dig out favourite tunes from the attic and discuss the relevance, importance, influence and memories that the music has in life. 

Show Pony

Show Pony

Eamon is a disillusioned pink horse searching for his destiny. Join LetLuce for more anarchic joy in their new show-cum-quest. Think Mighty Boosh meets French and Saunders. 'You're in for a bonkers hour ... 

Funz and Gamez

Funz and Gamez

Paul Ellis returns to Edinburgh but this time he's brought along some friends. Jim Elf and Bonzo the dog will be on hand to ensure it's a giggle-packed hour of family fun where anything could happen... 

Alison Spittle Needs an Agent

Alison Spittle Needs an Agent

The prequel to 2015's runaway Edinburgh Fringe hit I'm Ready Now, but first Alison needs an agent. If you're an agent, promoter or reviewer, then this is the show for you. Audience members are welcome too... 

Humour and Heart: Songs for My Beloved!

Humour and Heart: Songs for My Beloved!

Humour and Heart: Songs for My Beloved! New York musical theatre entertainer/comedian Jonathan Prager brings his golden voice, heartfelt interpretation and comedic sensibility to a glorious and hilarious mix of little known gems and heartwarming favorites... 

My Damage is My Gift! - The Dysfunctional Family Musical

My Damage is My Gift! - The Dysfunctional Family Musical

Is your family nuts like mine? Ever wondered what’s really going on in your family? Through exuberant, poignant songs and stories, New York Times and BBC featured comedian/singer/songwriter Jonathan Prager explores the drama and inconsistency of family life, ultimately disclosing an unexpectedly healing message. 

Music, Speech and the Sound of a Wheelbarrow

Music, Speech and the Sound of a Wheelbarrow

Music, Speech and the Sound of a Wheelbarrow. The static crackle prior to a record starting, how we learn language and various celebrities losing their heads! Funny. 

Mark Restuccia - Stooch Club

Mark Restuccia - Stooch Club

Ever wondered what it's really like to be a comedian? Ever wondered what they get up to the rest of the time when you don't see them on stage? Ever wondered how they come up with their material? Well, Mark Restuccia will reveal all about the life of a comedian... 

Paul Ricketts' West End Story

Paul Ricketts' West End Story

The award-winning comic's libellously funny story-telling show on how to find outrageous adventure on a nightly budget of £5. Set in the shady underworld of 1990's Soho, London - with illegal drinking-dens, sex shops, international music legends and Tony Blair... 

Mark Simmons - Mr

Mark Simmons - Mr

Mark presents his first solo show packed full of inventive one-liners. Last time he was in Edinburgh he got mugged. Good news: they got put away. Bad news: they’re probably out now and his stupid face is plastered all over town saying where he’ll be and when... 

Danish Face

Danish Face

Insomnia, a chain smoking mother and a bedbound Hungarian pervert. A sideways look at one woman's scratches and scrapes through life. We are not defined by what we do, but by the choices we make... 

BongoLicious

BongoLicious

Kenyan comedian Njambi McGrath presents her inaugral show BongoLicious. A heart-warming story of survival, a touching journey of discovery and the untold atrocities against her family during the state of emergency in Kenya at the end of British rule.