Shakespeare Catalysts

Shakespeare Catalysts

'Abide the change of time', Cymbeline II:4. Multi award-winning Edinburgh company (Gobland for the Goblins! ***** (Families Edinburgh), Women of the Mourning Fields **** (FringeGuru... 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Do you not fit into a box? Olivia (Big O) knows all too well about not fitting in: when kimchi, AKA fire-breathing garlic dragon breath, is your culture’s most famous export, how are you ever going to lead a normal life in the land of burgers, French fries, and ketchup? But as an acupuncturist, who fixes people for a living, why can’t she fix herself? In this hilarious comedy hour, Big O entertains with her Korean-American observations... 

Pals

Pals

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

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

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

Nevermind the B*llocks, Here's Markus Birdman

Nevermind the B*llocks, Here's Markus Birdman

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

Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

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

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

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

Stranger Friends

Stranger Friends

Sunjai Arif and Nathan Eagle are Stranger Friends. Come on a journey to the Upside Down as Sunjai (Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2017) and Nathan (Portsmouth Comedian of the Year 2018) share their memories of nostalgic pop culture in a way only the two of them could imagine... 

Kitchen Party Action

Kitchen Party Action

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

Njambi McGrath and Guests

Njambi McGrath and Guests

Njambi McGrath, star of the BBC World Service's International New Year Comedy Celebration and author, will be showcasing the best comedy talent. 

A Pair of Jokers

A Pair of Jokers

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

The Godfather of Comedy

The Godfather of Comedy

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

The Fresh Prince of Comedy – Kyle Legacy

The Fresh Prince of Comedy – Kyle Legacy

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

Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show

Laughing Horse Free Best in Comedy Chat Show

This chat show is the perfect way to start your Fringe day, as you spend an hour in the company of one of the finest stand-ups on the Scottish comedy circuit. Visit this late-afternoon soiree which brings you the very best in chat and stand-up comedy from three of the Fringe's best performers, selected from venues all around Edinburgh by its top-notch Scottish comedy host... 

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

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

Comedy from Salford Uni

Comedy from Salford Uni

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

Chris McGlade: Northern Monkey

Chris McGlade: Northern Monkey

North-East-born preacher comic Chris McGlade returns to the Fringe following his 2017 critically acclaimed show Infant Hercules. This brand new no-holds-barred show looks at how the south of England is prejudiced towards the rest of the country as McGlade hilariously rips the guts out of political correctness and the status quo... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh, It's the One-Liner Show – Free Entry

Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh, It's the One-Liner Show – Free Entry

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Audience members are encouraged on stage to tell their favourite gags in a joke-off competition, all held together by your host, Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). 

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

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

Mickey Sharma's Mixed Blessings

Mickey Sharma's Mixed Blessings

We live in an increasingly mixed world when it comes to race, sexuality, gender and families. After realising that when it comes to dating, Mickey has a definitive bias towards white women, it was time to take a deeper look into whether it was nature or nurture... 

Some Like It Holt

Some Like It Holt

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

First World Problems

First World Problems

East London's premier rapper of first-world problems, Andy Quirk, and his backup dancer, Anna J, invite you to join their crew for fist-pumping therapy tackling the inconsequential irks of modern living... 

Alcohol Is Good for You – Sam Kissajukian

Alcohol Is Good for You – Sam Kissajukian

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

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

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

Pottervision

Pottervision

The Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full-grown men pretending to be 12-year-old children, as we re-enact, recreate and celebrate the Philosopher's Stone... 

Vagabonds of Comedy

Vagabonds of Comedy

Aussie globetrotting comedian-storyteller Frank Hadchiti and Italian surrealist entertainer Fico Fellini met one damp autumn night at a West Berlin comedy open mic night. The following three years brought a deepening friendship and a lasting collaboration, resulting in their Vagabonds of Comedy, a mayhem variety show in which these two wanderers of international stages introduce a selection of two to three acts (from stand-up to burlesque), different each night, from the best that Edinburgh has to offer... 

Good Evening Edinburgh, It's Sam Kissajukian

Good Evening Edinburgh, It's Sam Kissajukian

Sam (Australia) was nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016. Now enjoy this hilariously silly mock talk show inside his mind. 'Unceasingly funny' ****1/2 (TulpaMagazine.com)... 

Revill's Selection – Free

Revill's Selection – Free

Get your afternoon off to the perfect start with Revill's Selection. Join host Paul Revill (Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014) for a frisky, fun and irreverent hour of stand-up comedy... 

Comedy Boxing: New Challengers

Comedy Boxing: New Challengers

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

Jenny Collier: A Few Good Jen

Jenny Collier: A Few Good Jen

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

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

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

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

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

Clash of the Tight Tens

Clash of the Tight Tens

Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest Fringe comedians performing ten-minute tasters of their full-length shows. Expect a titanic mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Good clean fun – you’ll be "Poseid" yourself with the "trident-tested" material! 

Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian

Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian

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

We're Sorry Canadian Comedy Showcase

We're Sorry Canadian Comedy Showcase

This is the fourth year of We're Sorry. Showcasing Canadian talent performing or visiting the Fringe; you never know who is going to swing through. So fill your belly with poutine and bring a hockey stick for this fun show of Canuck comedians... 

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater

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

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

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

LoveHard: Tales from the Elsewhere

LoveHard: Tales from the Elsewhere

1984. Hopeville. Just your average nondescript Midwest American town of white picket fences, backs slapped slightly too hard by dubious farmhands, and where everyone knows everyone's secrets... 

Say It Ain't Show

Say It Ain't Show

Say it Ain’t Show is a brand-new show from Evan Desmarais about trying to adult while still being a child on the inside. It touches on expectations, passion and being okay with being overcome... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

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

Paul Duncan McGarrity – A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

Paul Duncan McGarrity – A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles

From the age of sieges and chivalry comes a show about medieval love, adrenaline junkies and an insane quest for glory. Join comedian and archaeologist Paul Duncan McGarrity as he explains how modern life could be so much better if we all take a moment and learn how to attack a castle... 

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

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

Adam Vincent: Stuck in the Suburbs With You

Adam Vincent: Stuck in the Suburbs With You

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

2 Girls 1 Capo – Free

2 Girls 1 Capo – Free

If you like profanity, women and very catchy tunes then Meat Market is for you. Best friends who've been outraging people since they met; Becki and Zube from Meat Market always draw a crowd... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

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

Boycotted: Comedy from Israel

Boycotted: Comedy from Israel

The three stars of Israeli comedy: Shahar Hason, David Kilimnick and Yohay Sponder. A rabbi, a loving Yemenite and a self-loving Jew walk onto the stage. Want to see how the joke ends? Come to see us... 

Zinus

Zinus

Congratulations! You have been selected to work for Zinus Family Inc Ltd LLP. On this first induction day we will equip you with all the tools necessary to become an invaluable member of our company... 

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne are a team of improvisers that grew up mishearing song lyrics. We’ve practiced a lot and think we’ve finally got the act of hearing stuff down… Every show we invite a guest musician to perform live on stage... 

IlluminArchie: Archie Maddocks

IlluminArchie: Archie Maddocks

Fear not, this is a show for more than just the conspiracy theorists out there. Armed with a pun in the title and a range of tones to please all audiences, Archie Maddocks has put together an enjoyable collection of anecdotes for his Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut; it just needs a bit more polish to really shine... 

The Rock 'n' Roll Relationship Show (Unplugged) – Free

The Rock 'n' Roll Relationship Show (Unplugged) – Free

Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes a comedic and sometimes musical journey through dating, marriage, divorce, death and other life experience stuff from his point of view... 

Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017 Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh for the first time. Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Time Out recommended, and Top 10 on TripAdvisor! 

Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret

Everybody has a dirty little secret. Whether yours is a metaphorical skeleton in the closet or a full-on body in the basement, this is the place for you to spill the tea anonymously in an evening of music, comedy, glitter and unrestrained campery... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians at the Fringe, alongside some of the UK's hottest new talent and Edinburgh Fringe newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. Back for its 14th year in Edinburgh! There's a different line-up every night, with guests from all around the Fringe... 

John Scott Delusions

John Scott Delusions

John Scott Delusions. The world has gone mad. So has John on occasion. Misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, aged 24. But then he got better… Well, turns out he was actually bipolar, which is a bit trendier... 

Naked

Naked

'Naked is a little gem of a show' (ThePlusOnes.com/Melbourne). 'Stripping herself back and becoming vulnerable, this heartfelt comedian has nothing to hide as she is beautifully funny – a truly lovely human being... 

Kate Butch in Kate If You Wanna Go Butcher

Kate Butch in Kate If You Wanna Go Butcher

Join the Comic Sans of Drag, Kate Butch, for an hour of comedy, songs and games. Catch 'a great comedian' (WhatsOnStage.com) in her debut solo show, fresh(ish) from appearing in the cult Edinburgh smash, The Room: The Musical, discussing pornography, marriage, and dot-to-dot puzzles... 

Trans-Gangster

Trans-Gangster

Tai the Comedybawse lives in a real life rap video, but is it OK for gangsters to have mid-life crises? Trans-Gangster is a comedic journey through urban wit, music, and one-liners... 

Sarah Callaghan: The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush

Sarah Callaghan: The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush

Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from two hugely successful shows and tours of Australia, returns with a show inspired by an incredibly lucky escape, forcing her to re-evaluate everything – life, loneliness and fat charges for sky dives... 

Revill's Selection – Free

Revill's Selection – Free

Get your afternoon off to the perfect start with Revill’s Selection. Join host Paul Revill (Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014) for a frisky, fun and irreverent hour of stand-up comedy... 

Dirty Rotten Irish Scoundrel

Dirty Rotten Irish Scoundrel

Following a hugely successful double header show last year, Irish Andrew is back in the same venue for more drunken tales and shenanigans. If you miss this you’ll have a lot of regrets… Don’t go wandering through life thinking 'what if'... 

We're Sorry – Canada's 150th

We're Sorry – Canada's 150th

A rotating showcase of some of the best Canadian Comedians at the Fringe! All in celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday!  

Erich McElroy Tops Trump

Erich McElroy Tops Trump

It's pretty hard to top the most controversial figure in modern political history but American-born, British-based comic McElroy has stacked the deck. He’s got all the alternative truth, the fakest news and is gonna make the Fringe great again... 

Nik Coppin: Globetrotter (Free Festival)

Nik Coppin: Globetrotter (Free Festival)

The UK-based comedian returns with new and hilarious anecdotes and jokes from his many comedy journeys around the world. 'Fast and funny... The audience loved it... Sweetly, wildly hilarious' **** (Rip It Up, Adelaide Fringe)... 

Alistair Green: The Nan Tapes

Alistair Green: The Nan Tapes

The Nan Tapes. A double act. 'Undiscovered genius' (Guardian). 'Fully deserves his underground reputation as the comedian's comedian' (ThreeWeeks). 

#AA Abnormal Asian

#AA Abnormal Asian

'The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe' **** (AdelaideNow.com.au). Award-winning Singaporean comedian Jinx Yeo (first Runner-Up, Hong Kong International Comedy Festival) presents his all-new 2017 stand-up comedy show... 

Mickey Sharma – Sharmanator

Mickey Sharma – Sharmanator

Mickey feels he wasted his 20s and now wants to live all the things he missed out on: sex, drugs, being a stepdad, etc... 

Laft Punk

Laft Punk

Start your evening with Matt Duwell and Victor Patrascan as they bring the finest selection of alternative and off the wall comedy from across the Fringe that doesn't play by the rules... 

Adam Vincent: How Not to Kill Yourself When Living in the Suburbs

Adam Vincent: How Not to Kill Yourself When Living in the Suburbs

Quirky, honest, dark and irreverent humour from this critically acclaimed Australian stand-up and writer (The Last Leg) forced by love and money to live in suburban UK where he can’t escape the clutches of marriage, children and monthly payments to the man... 

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show – Free

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show – Free

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Audience members are encouraged on stage to tell their favourite gags in a joke-off competition, all held together by your host Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). 

Splitting the Bill

Splitting the Bill

You are guaranteed to have a laugh at this brand-new stand-up comedy show. Featuring three mad lads from the west of Ireland. Come along and enjoy as these comedians each express their unique and hilarious views on the world, life and everything in-between... 

On the Edge

On the Edge

On the Edge: five acts, five friends, five different backgrounds and five ways to have you in hysterics. We’ve got women, we’ve got men, we've got a mum, we've got a dad, an uncle, a posh one, a cockney one and one that we can’t even stereotype... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

The hugely popular show at comedy festivals and theatres worldwide returns for its 10th anniversary year. A changing line-up of the best comedians from around the fringe converge to regale you with hilarious tales and jokes about that most noble of all pastimes – shagging... 

Ben Van der Velde – Sidekick

Ben Van der Velde – Sidekick

Some people are life's heroes: leading men and women full of swash, buckle and daring-do. Others just hold their jackets. As the credits roll and the heroes hump, join Ben off-camera as he salutes the Barney Rubbles, Boo-Boos and Dr Watsons of the world... 

Pottervision

Pottervision

The Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full-grown men pretending to be 12-year-old children, as we re-enact and recreate scenes from the first Potter film... 

Present and Correct

Present and Correct

Present and Correct are back once again for another hilarious run at the Edinburgh Fringe! We return with an all-new show packed full of this year’s latest and greatest sketches which are guaranteed to keep you laughing! We all know it wouldn’t be the Fringe without our side-splittingly funny performance to start your morning right, so head on down to Vic St Coffee Co. 

Rodney's Really #Good Family Show

Rodney's Really #Good Family Show

With over 10 million video views online, internet sensation Rodney delivers a one-hour extravaganza filled with silly one-liners, magic, props and music. Fun for all the family! 

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica (3) – Free

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica (3) – Free

For the third year, American atheist Bronston Jones sees the state of his nation and mutters 'God Bless 'Merica... because it'll take a miracle to fix it.' Show changes with the news. 

Comedy Boxing: The Rematch

Comedy Boxing: The Rematch

Aussie wit vs British banter. Two comedians compete over four hilarious rounds. Stand-up, crowd heckling, improvisation, roasting and actual boxing. With sold out shows internationally and across Australia, the long awaited rematch is here and it's fun on steroids... 

Afternoon Shaggers (Free Festival)

Afternoon Shaggers (Free Festival)

To mark its 10th Anniversary, the worldwide hit show puts on an extra afternoon special. A changing line-up of comedians talking about relationships and sex in the afternoon! What more could you want from a daytime show? ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsinLeicestershire... 

Classic Joke Club – Free

Classic Joke Club – Free

Join the funniest acts in Edinburgh as they share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationalities) all welcome to walk into this bar... 

Charlotte Gittins: Mirror Image

Charlotte Gittins: Mirror Image

In a world on the edge of breakdown, words start to crumble. Whip-smart character comedy from Charlotte Gittins, star of Fringe hits Austentatious – ***** (Times) – and Folie à Deux – ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Sarah Bennetto: All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)

Sarah Bennetto: All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)

One dimwit comedian's every dumb decision presented in list form. Fifty great mistakes guaranteed. A new stand-up and sketch show by Melbourne-born, London-based comedian. As heard on BBC Radio 4, NTS's Mix-Tape and Glastonbury backstage radio... 

James Bone: Townies

James Bone: Townies

The Townie Tavern is like any regular suburban pub, except in this place regulars include a New Age traveller, an old skool raver and a disgraced ex-Met Police chief. With each of them trying to work out their raison d'être, it makes for an interesting night in the saloon bar... 

Lily Lovett Lovett Lovett, I'm Lovin' It Like That

Lily Lovett Lovett Lovett, I'm Lovin' It Like That

Inbetweeners star Lily Lovett brings you celebrity impressions and sketches with music and audience interaction to create her fast-paced, high-energy, hilarious debut show! Come and help Kim K choose which nudes to send Kanye; Cheryl's looking for a new PA, want to have an interview with our Chez for the role? Lily has been in numerous TV shows and films including The Inbetweeners, Harry Potter, Silent Witness and Cuffs... 

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Following the success of last year's show, Jenny is returning with a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy. ‘Hilarious’ ***** (EdFestMag.com). ‘Brilliant... Everyone leaves wishing they were her friend’ **** (ArtsAwardVoice... 

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Other Thoroughly Pleasant People

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Other Thoroughly Pleasant People

Ray Fordyce is back to host another afternoon feast of comedy and entertainment. Featuring three or more acts each day, this is a must for every Fringe visitor. 

Head Sets

Head Sets

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

Andy Stedman: Nine Months and Counting

Andy Stedman: Nine Months and Counting

Andy Stedman: 9 Months and Counting is a gentle burble through the perils of impending fatherhood, combining musical comedy with sustained audience interaction.Stedman’s concerns about becoming a father meander from worries about the birth to which parent his child will love more... 

5 Years

5 Years

In a world where it’s possible to trade time off your life to change your body into society’s definition of perfection, how much time would you spare? 5 Years is a very eye opening portrayal of how much the media industry dictates the way we should feel about our appearance... 

Head Sets

Head Sets

Rondo comedy show Head Sets features a rotating line up daily, so you cannot be certain of what to expect. All performers stick their heads through a cut-out hole in a black plastic wall to give off the impression of levitation, as well as rely upon only their noggin for comedy... 

Pun-Man Two: Girls Just Wanna Hear Puns

Pun-Man Two: Girls Just Wanna Hear Puns

Leo Kearse, in his guise as Pun-Man, has a simple mission: to save the world of comedy from banal observational stand-up and self-righteous, long-winded anecdotes. In this, the current UK Pun Champion is a qualified success, delivering an hour of dizzying highs mixed with a few nauseating lows... 

Archie Maddocks: Shirts Vs Skins

Archie Maddocks: Shirts Vs Skins

Poignant, inventive and razor sharp describes Archie Maddocks’ debut show at the Fringe. Shirts vs Skins, explores the conflict of being mixed race and the pressure of choosing a side... 

1 Last Dance With My Father

1 Last Dance With My Father

Njambi McGrath’s 1 Last Dance With My Father sells itself as a dark comedy telling the story of her Kenyan upbringing and her violent relationship with her father. However the central story of the father-daughter relationship only really comes into its own in the final fifteen minutes, winding up a set that is primarily a collection of stand-alone jokes... 

Shit of the Fringe

Shit of the Fringe

Tired of all of the Pick of the Fringe shows? Worn out by Fringe hyperbole? This lunchtime showcase has all the great comedians who've had bad reviews and deserve much more! The best shit show in town! Every year fantastic comedians get bad reviews for their shows, crazy reviewers from the gardening section of House and Home and Badgers and Jam Monthly become comedy critics for the month, trying to outdo each other with acidic reviews and ignoring what matters: laughs! Now the great one-star shows get a chance to bite back! **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Licence to Laugh Comedy Club

Licence to Laugh Comedy Club

A show about growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India (Southall) and then being thrown into the west with no language, culture, personality or brains. 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 13th year... 

BattleActs!

BattleActs!

BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi five-star comedy show that has performed to rave reviews around the country. The show sees two teams of fearless improvisers pitched against each other by a ball-busting compere... 

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Pick of the Fringe

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Pick of the Fringe

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club present their Pick of the Fringe, following full houses from 2013-2015. Each show will feature four great acts from the comedy circuit, presented by one of our regular MCs... 

Aaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show – Free Show

Aaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show – Free Show

Enjoy an hour of the best up and coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Audience members are encouraged on stage to tell their favourite gags in a joke-off competition, all held together by your host Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following sell-out shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin, Singapore, Germany and all over the UK, the hugely popular and hilarious show returns for its ninth successive year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

How Can I Drive to a Gig With a Jakey On My Bonnet?

How Can I Drive to a Gig With a Jakey On My Bonnet?

All he had to do was drive to the gig, perform a stand up set, use appropriate language, and pick up a cheque. What could possibly go wrong? Multi award-winning Scottish Ghanaian stand-up tells the story of one night in the life of a stand-up comic... 

We're Sorry

We're Sorry

Two world travelled Canadian comedians Dylan Gott and Evan Desmarais (JFL42, Comedy Network, MTV, iChannel, Canadian Comedy Awards) split a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy. **** (Torontoist... 

Frugl Presents Classic Joke Club

Frugl Presents Classic Joke Club

I say, I say, I say... See the best acts in Edinburgh breathe new life into classic joke formats. Never mind why the chicken crossed the road, we find out how and where. Discover the definitive answers behind the number of people to change a lightbulb, what to do with errant mothers-in-law and why three representatives of the British Isles are always getting into such unexpected scrapes... 

Revill's Selection – Free

Revill's Selection – Free

Get your afternoon off to the perfect start with Revill’s Selection. Join host Paul Revill (Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014) for a frisky, fun and irreverent hour of stand-up comedy... 

Normally Abnormal

Normally Abnormal

Award-winning comic Dave Chawner takes a sensitive, funny and thought-provoking look at eating disorders, mental health and identity. ‘Makes you think as well as laugh’ (BroadwayBaby... 

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

Nothing will remain sacred when the ‘bombastically liberal’ Rick Molland (ThreeWeeks) meets the ‘shamelessly shocking’ Sully O'Sullivan (Australian Times) in this stand-up comedy face-off on Freedom of Speech, where low blows aren't just legal, they're encouraged... 

Comedy Boxing

Comedy Boxing

Aussie wit vs British banter. Two comedians compete over five hilarious rounds. Stand-up, crowd heckling, improvisation, roasting and actual boxing. It's fun on steroids. 

Dirty, Rotten, Irish Scoundrels

Dirty, Rotten, Irish Scoundrels

Two underground Irish comedians, Aidan Killian and Andrew Gilmore, unite to allow their comedy demons to run amok on stage. Expect to be blown away with an hour of non-stop laughter that touches on all of life's challenging issues: money, power and handjobs... 

ACE!

ACE!

The flourishing Amsterdam comedy scene comes to Edinburgh with a bang, a bash and a bootilicious bounce. This motley crew of born-again cloggies have roots in Egypt, Ireland, Italy, the UK, the US, Russia, Sudan, Belgium and Berlin... 

Hilarity Bites Management Showcase Show

Hilarity Bites Management Showcase Show

Hilarity Bites Management are one of the biggest comedy agencies in the North of England, looking after some of the biggest and brightest talent. See some of the best new acts working today, including the multi-award winning Sam Gore, the wonderfully warm Andy Fury, 2015 Beat the Frog World Series winner Rob Mulholland, and Bury raconteur Danny Deegan... 

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Living in the trendy part of town, Tamar has become uncharacteristically nervous about leaving the house. She is convinced there must be more to life than dodging hipsters, envying gym girls and keeping body hair under control... 

Floss

Floss

Floss is a brand new shiny sketch show by Eleanor, Orlando and Dillon. Join these three Cambridge Footlights for a feel-good hour of dizzying highs and devastatingly crushing lows. You don't want to miss out! Previous praise for the performers: ‘Impeccably written and performed’ (Varsity)... 

John Scott Smashes It to F*ck

John Scott Smashes It to F*ck

A stand-up comedy show in which John promises to rip up the room for the full hour, or you can leave throughout. 'Among the top five comedians in Scotland.' (Observer). 'Sensational' ***** (MumbleComedy... 

Matt Green: Writing To Harvey Keitel – Free

Matt Green: Writing To Harvey Keitel – Free

Two years ago Matt spent six hours in a car with Hollywood star Harvey Keitel. Since then people keep asking Matt what Harvey’s like, and presumably the same thing has also been happening the other way around? So Matt started writing to him... 

Papa CJ: Naked

Papa CJ: Naked

Papa CJ takes the audience through chapters of his life, with the idea of simultaneously removing metaphorical and physical layers, as he strips in front of us. Brought up in India with a working class background, he guides us through dark periods of his life, alongside lighter observational anecdotes... 

Learning to Live

Learning to Live

From the dark depths of the mind to the mountain-peak pinnacles of youth, from familiar Edinburgh to fairytale Cambridge University: this teenage poet explores the strange and often unjust world around her and within her as she learns how to live and be... 

The Inflatable Colonel and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Inflatable Colonel and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Smokin' hot late night comedy session, featuring some of the finest acts doing the rounds at the Fringe, hosted by the Inflatable Colonel team: Adam Greene (television warm-up act for ITV's A Night with Olly Murs), Chris Joyce: 'funny act ... 

We May Have to Choose

We May Have to Choose

We May Have To Choose is a one-person show performed by Emma Hall. The structure is refreshingly simple. For 45 minutes, she states 621 different opinions and declarations about the world around her... 

Boob-a-rang

Boob-a-rang

Stephanie Tisdell is an up-and-coming comedienne, originally from Brisbane, Australia. In April 2014, she won the National Grand Final of the coveted Deadly Funny Competition, held at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, leaving her with the title of Funniest Aboriginal Comedian in Australia... 

Nocturnal Sunshine of Their Spotless Minds

Nocturnal Sunshine of Their Spotless Minds

Wander around Edinburgh for any length of time and you will find that the Fringe has no shortage of shows with cringeworthy titles. Whilst this three-man stand-up show doesn’t quite fall into that category, its name baffles me... 

Clara Milly: Basketcase, Licensed to Help

Clara Milly: Basketcase, Licensed to Help

Therapist Clara Milly has over 20 years’ worth of experiences on which to draw from the huge amount of people she has met and helped in her career.The idea of telling their stories is fascinating, but the show fails because of the way she chooses to do it... 

(Manson) Family Values

(Manson) Family Values

Harry and Gary: Eldrich and Knightley. Like all good family members, they have some things in common. But, what happens when two 90s liberal teens recognise that it has all gone wrong? Do they become the symptom or the cause of the malaise? One skinny clean-cut homosexual, one angry bearded camp breeder, one hashtag, some guests and one post liberal deluge getting pulled apart, like the lie that love and peace was... 

Barry and his Guitar

Barry and his Guitar

One-man musical comedy about a young man, Barry, who works in a cafe where he gets told off by his boss but has a real crush on his daughter, the waitress, Mary. Barry dreams of becoming a pop star but one day gets involved with a crime gang by mistake... 

The Euromen

The Euromen

Late-night lunchtime show! Join The Euromen in their hangover cabaret from the night before. Magnus, Icelandic balladeer, and Andrzejek, Polish performance artist, will be celebrating the culture, traditions and spirit of Europe through music, poetry and tantric massage... 

Matthew Dames – Cold Stars Tour

Matthew Dames – Cold Stars Tour

Matthew Dames is a seasoned performer who migrated to Tasmania, Australia from Cambridge in 2011. His contemporary folk style is warm and sensitive, drawing influence from Passenger, Luka Bloom and Dougie MacLean... 

Shut Your Cakehole

Shut Your Cakehole

Shut Your Cakehole. The intimate ramblings of Quinn Patrick, a council house kid who is now a man. More of an oddity than Odyssey! Meet some of the colourful characters he has met along the way... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 12th year... 

Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd Has 200 Voicemails

Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd Has 200 Voicemails

One morning Wyatt decided he didn't need to listen to voicemails anymore. Hiding procrastination under the veil of political sticking it to the system, it got a bit out of hand. A true tale of love, loss, and missed appointments... 

Faye Treacy Worries

Faye Treacy Worries

Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, Faye Treacy went to the Brit School of Performing Arts with Adele and Jessie J, and then studied the trombone at The Royal Academy of Music with no one interesting... 

Alex Hylton and Sarah Keyworth: Chasing Tales

Alex Hylton and Sarah Keyworth: Chasing Tales

Join Sarah Keyworth (Amused Moose Semi-Finalist) and Alex Hylton, (Macmillan Comedian of the Year Runner-up) as they take on love, sexuality and dating in this debut show. For two very different reasons, these two comics have been trying to meet women... 

Savage and Ralph: Joyful Erotica

Savage and Ralph: Joyful Erotica

Chris Savage wants to make a sexual world more cynical with limericks and a child's xylophone. Charlie Ralph wants to make a nonsensical world even stupider through made-up games and fake beards... 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire... 

Return of the Danish Bagpipe Comedian

Return of the Danish Bagpipe Comedian

Claus is still the funniest bagpipe comedian in Europe – and the only one. Request your favourite tune and see what the Dane delivers. Also suitable for non-piping fans. ‘Admirable flexibility and wit’ **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Safe Eyed Coalminers

Safe Eyed Coalminers

Gaulier-trained clowns Jojo Calypso and Gorgee take you on a substantial but pleasant commute to the station of pure idiocy. Jojo is a cosmic taxidermist and who enjoys showing off his Siamese bananas... 

Dysfunctionally in Order

Dysfunctionally in Order

There's a real buzz of excitement as people are alerted to the talents of rising star Gary Meikle. Dubbed the People's Comedian, he's proving himself as the hottest new talent to come out of Scotland since Bridges... 

Amir Khoshsokhan – Milk and Hedgehogs

Amir Khoshsokhan – Milk and Hedgehogs

So You Think You're Funny Finalist, BBC New Comedy Award finalist and The Piccadilly Comedy Club's New Comedian of 2015, Amir Khoshsokhan tells a love story about love, hedgehogs and milk... 

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

A radical adaptation of Mike Daisey's true story of what happens when we look beyond the beautiful surface of our beloved smart phones and uncover the bloody mess beneath... Expect searing black comedy, an exceptional musical score and gut wrenching truths that will stop you in your tracks... 

Orry Gibbens and Red Richardson Better Than Crap

Orry Gibbens and Red Richardson Better Than Crap

The stars of Don’t Drop the Egg and Charity Case split an hour of stand-up comedy. Listen to them ramble on about their love loss and hair loss. You’ll laugh, cry or leave. They have been to the O2, Wembley and Madison Square Gardens and they enjoyed the comedy and thought why not have a go. 

Sean Nolan: The Retrospective

Sean Nolan: The Retrospective

'Don't worry, Sean – it takes a career worth of Edinburgh shows to find your audience.’ ‘Well, that's gonna take too long.’ For Sean's second Edinburgh Fringe show he presents a decade of Edinburgh shows in one festival... 

Comedy Mash

Comedy Mash

Your friend and mine, multi award-winning comedian Jack Gleadow presents four of the best acts on the Fringe for free! Featuring acts at the top of their game and the best new talent... 

Japanese Samurai Don Quixote Challenging Against English Giant Windmills!

Japanese Samurai Don Quixote Challenging Against English Giant Windmills!

A comedian came to Edinburgh from Japan, the country worst at speaking English! After miscommunication, cultural friction, struggle with an immigration officer, a disastrous first performance at a lap dancing club, aggressive flyering with poor English, and incomprehensible quarrels with drunken audiences, what did he find in Edinburgh? How did he get featured in a Times article? Did he see the light in the new world of English comedy? This is a solo documentary comedy show about the struggle anyone can have in their new challenge... 

Jake Lambert and Dom Lister Exist

Jake Lambert and Dom Lister Exist

Comedians Jake Lambert (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee) and Dom Lister (Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year winner) want as many people as possible to know they exist... 

David Sheeran: Lights, Camera... America!

David Sheeran: Lights, Camera... America!

Uncle Sam Wants You For U.S. Movies! Come and explore the lessons we learn at the movies and the influence these teachings hold over our personal lives and over our understanding of major current events... 

Stella Graham – Fox Sake

Stella Graham – Fox Sake

I’m writing this on deadline day, for Fox Sake. Ever cringed so hard you needed a physio? You’ll love this. **** (FringeGuru.com). ‘Drop what you're doing and go see her now’ (Skinny)... 

Dyer and Whitney: You and I

Dyer and Whitney: You and I

After their successful debut last year, Dyer and Whitney are back with more of their unique, original and hilarious character comedy sketches and songs! This new duo sold out at Leicester Square Theatre 2014... 

Stereotypist

Stereotypist

After directing two sell-out Fringe runs with The Oxford Imps in 2013 and 2014, Dom O’Keefe presents the Fringe debut of his one-man character comedy show. Enjoy 30 little monologues, a video, a mime sequence and a PowerPoint presentation depicting the lives of a washed-up therapist and three of her patients... 

Katsura Sunshine – Let Me Tell You a Story About Japan!

Katsura Sunshine – Let Me Tell You a Story About Japan!

'A raconteur extraordinaire! One of a kind! Sunshine is star!’ (Japan Times). 'Sunshine magically plucks laughter with rhythm and timing fit for an athlete!' (Asia.Nikkei.com). Lovely! Intense! A one-man sitcom! How can we resist? 

My Two Years in Tokyo

My Two Years in Tokyo

Let Michael Hill entertain you with his misadventures living in Japan’s capital – battling cultural differences and language barriers, braving earthquakes, teaching English poorly, experiencing love hotels, winning urinal games, getting arrested and swearing at ducks... 

Rose Matafeo and Guy Montgomery Are Friends

Rose Matafeo and Guy Montgomery Are Friends

Winners of the 2013 and 2014 Billy T award. Rose and Guy are coming to Edinburgh and they'd like to be friends. With you! And then sort of, do some jokes in front of you while you laugh politely... 

Bafflesmash

Bafflesmash

Join this trio of Cambridge Footlights regulars for an hour of gag-riddled, irreverent silliness, as Jamie Armitage, Tom Fairbairn and Rob Oldham guide you through the world of Bafflesmash... 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live is a night that revels in a non-PC, outrageous and often obscene approach to comedy. A showcase of stand up comics attempt improvised sets inspired by audience suggestions of the things they hate the most... 

First Class

First Class

First Class takes the form of three intercutting monologues which follow the lives of three different people. Each of the three characters is on a train and each of them is faced with a big decision... 

The Best of Who's Available

The Best of Who's Available

Whether this comedy compilation is a success or not depends entirely on which comedians are available to perform. It could be a five star night that leaves your stomach aching from laughteror it could be utter pants... 

Ian Fox Presents The Unsearchables - Free

Ian Fox Presents The Unsearchables - Free

Ian Fox: The Unsearchables is an interactive quiz show that asks the questions you can’t Google. By this Fox means questions with no definite answers, such as “what is he thinking?” or “why is that man shouting medieval religious rhetoric on The Royal Mile?” By interactive, Fox means there is audience interaction and television screens hooked up to a laptop... 

Nik Coppin - Mixed Racist

Nik Coppin - Mixed Racist

With a black father from Barbados and a white mother from England, Nik Coppin has grown up with a foot in both worlds. He discusses the complex politics of identity where his mixed heritage means that he’s not considered part of either of the communities... 

Sy+

Sy+

Sy Thomas is the usual host of this show, introducing his friends from the rest of the Fringe as well as doing a section of his own material. However, on the day I attended we were put in the capable hands of Joey Page as MC... 

Katerina Vrana: Feta with the Queen

Katerina Vrana: Feta with the Queen

In the appropriately multi-lingual halls of Espionage is this hidden gem of the Free Festival. Katerina Vrana is wholly, enthusiastically Greek, though the RP accent and the love of the British monarchy may fool you into thinking otherwise... 

The Beta Males Sessions: Richard and The Storybeast

The Beta Males Sessions: Richard and The Storybeast

In addition to their main show at the Pleasance, the writer-performer foursome known as the Beta Males have split into pairs to do something a bit different in the afternoon. On this occasion, we’re talking the pairing of Richard “I’m a nice person” Soames with the ebullient creature of narrative peculiarities that is generally known as the Storybeast–but also, apparently answers to the name of John Henry Falle... 

Battle of the Superheroes - The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes - The Great Superhero Debate

With the huge success of The Avengers and the Batman trilogy, the return of the Amazing Spider-Man and Superman movies, and Captain America, Iron Man and Wolverine making the A-list to name but a few, superheroes have never been so popular... 

The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

Mark Farrelly’s The Silence of Snow is a charming and funny, if not particularly deep, depiction of the life of Soho author Patrick Hamilton, best known for penning Rope and Hangover Square... 

Booze, Bombs and Haggis

Booze, Bombs and Haggis

Bald Scotsman Gary Sansome, bold Israeli Daphna Baram and brawled Irishmen Andrew Gilmore are joining forces in this hour of laughs, silliness and mirth with special guests, priceless prizes and challenging quizzes. 

The Barry Experience

The Barry Experience

For his first solo stand-up hour, Barry Ferns invites you into The Barry Experience. Winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award 2013, Chortle nominated Best MC 2014. ‘The best comedy show I have ever seen’ ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Austerity Pleasures

Austerity Pleasures

‘Austerity Pleasures is definitely worth seeing’ **** (ThreeWeeks). In its third year running, Austerity Pleasures returns to the Fringe with a new hour of politics, social satire and leader lampooning, now with an international twist... 

Aaah'm Voting NO

Aaah'm Voting NO

Nothing new here. Bruce Fummey is also doing a show called Aaah’m Votin YES. Just in case I decide to vote No, here’s a show of pre-independence debate material. You still get the same great Afro Scottish comedy you’ve always had within the UK … and it doesn’t cost to get in... 

Dr Ettrick-Hogg Presents The Bite - Free

Dr Ettrick-Hogg Presents The Bite - Free

This is the show you'll be telling people about in five years time. Late-night, chaotic: Matt T Woodward, Dr Ettrick-Hogg and a host of guests are bringing The Bite back. Twitter: @TheBiting  

Thinking Standing Up

Thinking Standing Up

Taking the Fringe at its word, a different line-up every night with some of the country’s best comics, who perform an hour of un-club friendly, thought-provoking comedy. Thinking Standing Up is just as much about the journey as it is about the punchlines... 

Makes Something of Himself

Makes Something of Himself

Two-time comedian of the year nominee Luke Benson has been looking at his life: nearly 30, not quite winning and obsessing over how big is fun-size. The Geordie giant looks at the expectations of society, self-help, aggrandisement, how best to deal with the whole caper and whether he’s managing at all... 

Strudelhead

Strudelhead

Ben has always been cheerfully baffled by everything the human race has ever done: from space exploration, to genocide, to crisp sandwiches. Come share his good natured confusion for an hour as he tries to work out exactly why we're here and what the best snack to eat is whilst we mull it over... 

The Comedian and His Future Wife

The Comedian and His Future Wife

I'll never trust a woman who carries Imodium in her purse. Ola explains why in his first hour show, whilst recounting his search for a wife. ‘An infectiously playful spirit’ (Chortle... 

Sean McLoughlin: I Will Prevail

Sean McLoughlin: I Will Prevail

The hilarious and disgruntled stand-up returns to Edinburgh with a fantastic new show. 'This guy is an exciting talent ... he is one of the best' (Scotsman). 'Raw and different' ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Paul Duncan McGarrity: Fail! - Free

Paul Duncan McGarrity: Fail! - Free

Following on from last year’s acclaimed show Awkward Hawk, Paul Duncan McGarrity (Amused Moose finalist 2011) looks at the power of schadenfreude, embarrassment, and how being hit in the balls might help to unite the world... 

Who Is Mr Kirby?

Who Is Mr Kirby?

Two stand-ups and a musical comic make tracks with you, the audience, for the next pop sensation, Mr. Kirby. Beats, art, stories, loops, samples and gags. 

Jody Kamali: One Man Variety Show

Jody Kamali: One Man Variety Show

A spectacular variety show featuring a plethora of unforgettable characters, performed and hosted by one man from Bristol. A barnstorming hour of physical and character comedy. 'Hilarious’ (ThreeWeeks)... 

Geezer Bird

Geezer Bird

Shunning dresses and dolls, donning a football kit and picking up a cricket bat at the age of three were early signs. After being called a geezer bird by a well-known comedian, Karen explores all that this entails, including being thrown out of the Brownies and a night club for unladylike behaviour and the struggles of learning to flirt... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Comedy presents a stand-up show featuring the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe. Selected from all venues and including top names, award winners and the best of this years up-and-coming talent... 

Jessie Cave + Emer Kenny: Grawlix

Jessie Cave + Emer Kenny: Grawlix

Grawlix: A spiral-shaped graphic used to indicate swearing in comic strips. A string of typographical symbols, especially "@#$%&!".  

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Mickey Sharma has had a unique life: an Indian born in Pakistan (it's true!) he then moved to Beijing and Hong Kong, before ending up in the exotic climes of Birmingham aged 19. Having endured various jobs like a waiter, shelf stacker, labourer on a building site and a bouncer, Mickey is now proud to be Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian*... 

Twonkey's Private Restaurant– Free

Twonkey's Private Restaurant– Free

‘A bearded fantasist’ **** (Time Out). ‘A surrealist’s wet dream’ **** (Skinny). ‘A true comic original’ **** (Scotsman). ‘A psychedelic trip’ **** (Exeunt). ‘Eloquent nonsense’ **** (BritishTheatreGuide...