Eleanor Colville: Late-Night Pick and Mix

Eleanor Colville: Late-Night Pick and Mix

A sweet late-night mix of up-and-coming sketch, stand-up and character comedy hosted by Eleanor Colville. Join the revels. 'Catch her while you have the chance' (BroadwayBaby.com). 

A Gay and a NonGay Live! – Free

A Gay and a NonGay Live! – Free

Prepare for the gay and straight worlds to come together, as unlikely friends James Barr and Dan Hudson bring their hugely successful podcast to Edinburgh – live! James will explore the "admin" behind gay sex, while Dan promotes his campaign for metal music fans to be recognised as a minority... 

...What the Frick?!

...What the Frick?!

A request for sex talk in German, a crippling back injury and coming out to her religious grandmother... Alice Frick knows the recipe for disaster well! The confused Austrian abroad indulges in life with wide-eyed enthusiasm... 

Late-Night Lucky Bag

Late-Night Lucky Bag

Every night, a rising star of the comedy scene will curate their own night of comedy. Many acts will be making their Edinburgh Fringe debuts with these shows, including Montreal comic Jeff O'Brien whose credits include opening for Russell Peters, and Hannah Lawrence who regularly performs stand-up at the biggest clubs in Toronto... 

Ahab; or What If Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Ahab; or What If Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: 'if we can adapt books into plays... 

What Listening to 10,000 Love Songs Has Taught Me About Love

What Listening to 10,000 Love Songs Has Taught Me About Love

A desk, a pile of papers, a stack of records and a funny, thought-provoking and really quite moving tale exploring love, love songs, and how we all live lives with our own personal soundtracks... 

It'll Probably Be Alright

It'll Probably Be Alright

Dan tries to figure out when exactly one crosses the threshold into adulthood, and how long one must stay there before performing a U-turn, grabbing a milkshake and watching cartoons... 

Naked Truth

Naked Truth

Listen to an uncommonly candid view of the world. Whilst sharing his own shambolic experiences in Naked Truth, Tommy Helme reveals an alternative perspective on politics, race, religion, sex, animals and children... 

Time Out With Ross Voss

Time Out With Ross Voss

Australian comedian Ross Voss’s show in the form of a basketball game! Four quarters of 12 minutes of comedy! Each quarter is different, from more about me to storytelling, longer bits and shorter jokes! 'Ross delivers with confidence, occasionally stopping the clock to set his audience straight on some detail or other as his hour passes effortlessly and without the abysmal slide into vulgarities that so called funny people resort to... 

LJ DA FUNK in... When Will These Fascist Bastards All Be Lined Up and F*cking Shot?!?

LJ DA FUNK in... When Will These Fascist Bastards All Be Lined Up and F*cking Shot?!?

Trump. May. Farage. Milo Yianniplopadopadous. Internet twats. Ed Sheeran. Mary Berry. Your mum. Britain First. The woman who put the cat in the bin. Katie Hopkins. Nick f*cking Knowles... 

Full Moon Cabaret

Full Moon Cabaret

The Full Moon Cabaret is an immersive art party with burlesque, variety and subversive surprises. Taking place on the full moon of every month in Berlin, the Full Moon Cabaret offers a cheeky exploration of a theme derived from what Native Americans called the full moon... 

Alex Farrow: Allow It

Alex Farrow: Allow It

Stand-up comedian and school teacher Alex Farrow presents a show about Western philosophy told through his stories of teaching religious studies to Muslim and Christian teenagers in East London... 

Joe Foster: Let's Get Cynical

Joe Foster: Let's Get Cynical

Joe Foster (Winner of South Coast Comedian of the year 2015) presents his eagerly anticipated debut stand-up show. It’s easy to be cynical in this day and age, so let’s just get on with it... 

Toby Adams – Tongue in My Head

Toby Adams – Tongue in My Head

A new hour of stand-up. 'A special experience' (Stewart Lee). 'Treat yourself... charming... quiet charisma' (Chortle.co.uk). Is knowledge wisdom? Can the great minds of the past inform our present? How well do you know your neighbours? It's comedy... 

It's a Wretched Life

It's a Wretched Life

What's the deal with children anyway? Why do parents get such crappy birthday presents? Isn't it enough to be married – does one have to be happy as well? These and many other questions Tomas Ahlbeck mentions in his stand-up show It's a Wretched Life... 

NeoFolk Harpist Calvin Arsenia

NeoFolk Harpist Calvin Arsenia

Unbridled to genre or tradition, Calvin Arsenia came of age in Kansas City, studying classical voice, piano and guitar. ‘My job on the stage is to find the end of myself – to bleed for my audience – and by doing so, give the audience permission to feel all of the emotional landscapes that we experience to the farthest extent... 

Omar & Lee's Countercultural Comedic Cavalcade

Omar & Lee's Countercultural Comedic Cavalcade

Omar & Lee are two countercultural clowns on a mission to enlighten and entertain. Join them for an exciting and absurd sketch show that combines clown and character comedy and takes a playful and provocative look at the culture in which we live... 

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedy Award runner-up, presents his debut show about success, our current political situation and a 19th-century textile designer. 'Articulate and witty' (Chortle... 

A Waste Land

A Waste Land

“It’s time to take your pill,” says the director, before handing me a tiny white tablet that she assures me is made of sugar, while clearing chairs to create a dancefloor. Maybe it was a placebo effect of the pill, but A Waste Land, billed as an “electronic dance opera-odyssey through T... 

The Roads I Didn't Take

The Roads I Didn't Take

Christine is standing at a crossroads in life, looking back at her past decisions. Where would she be now if she had taken a different road to the ones she chose? Christine remembers clearly when she was 18: ‘should I follow my dream? What if I’m not good enough? I could take the safe job instead and earn some money…' So which way do you think she should have gone? The audience will decide! This programme is packed with songs by Dillie Kean and Richard Link, and musical theatre repertoire. 

Georges the Spider

Georges the Spider

Meet Georges the Spider – actor, philosopher, spider – and allow him to accompany you on a journey through the history of cinema told from his unique perspective as an egocentric, sadistic and loveable spider... 

A1: The Long Road to Edinburgh

A1: The Long Road to Edinburgh

Just twelve short months ago, Mark Row had never stepped on stage to perform stand-up comedy... But then he was struck by the sort of crazy idea that any normal person would consider for only the briefest of seconds, before dismissing as ridiculous and carrying on with their cornflakes... 

A Gentle, Shy Antichrist

A Gentle, Shy Antichrist

I grew up in a very Catholic Italian family. I spent an entire life pretending to be a good altar boy. Actually, I’m still pretending. Please, don’t tell my parents I play this show... 

Scott 'The Redman' Redmond: Departures

Scott 'The Redman' Redmond: Departures

Death invited you to decide the fate of The Poet. Tom Jones is God, limes are thrown and dogs rebel against the government. Departures is a mix of stand-up, poetry, music and theatre from Scott 'The Redman' Redmond, in which a poet is stuck in purgatory... 

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue present a rotating cast of the country's brightest young comedians. Former Revue members include Michael Palin, Stewart Lee, Al Murray, Katy Brand, Sally Phillips, Armando Iannucci and Rowan Atkinson... 

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

Are you, do you know, or have you been a pessimist? Are you, have you been, or do you want to be happy? This is the stand-up comedy show for you! Matt Duwell – 'Grand ideas, infectious charisma and quality comedy' (Kent Comedy) – will teach you how your new found pessimism can make you happier (within reason of course!). 

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

Abrasive satire for Guardian readers, disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun readers so as not to alienate the proletariat. Bashing Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, Alabama's most dangerous export tackles the new order of British and world fascism with his raucous wit and bombast... 

Bright Lights, Big City Impro

Bright Lights, Big City Impro

Six improvisers barrel through the funnies in City Impro’s debut Edinburgh Fringe show where suggestions provided by you inspire an epic series of improvised comedy games, sketches and songs... 

Adventures of Tracey Tracey

Adventures of Tracey Tracey

Tracey likes to dream. Real life proves more of a struggle. Shy and painfully awkward, this lovable outsider must navigate a world where confidence is key and reality an illusion. The show combines character comedy, physical comedy and clowning to bring to life Tracey's tragicomic world... 

How I Said F*ck You to the Company When They Tried to Make Me Redundant

How I Said F*ck You to the Company When They Tried to Make Me Redundant

Ever been called into that room where they make you redundant? Ever wished that you'd fought back and told them exactly what you thought of the whole bollock-brained process? Well, that's exactly what I did... 

LJ DA FUNK's Anti-Fascist Counter-Terrorist Comedy Orgy

LJ DA FUNK's Anti-Fascist Counter-Terrorist Comedy Orgy

Dressed like a hip hop stereotype and with an accent he describes as “Forrest Gump on crack”, LJ Da Funk is the brainchild of stand-up Zac Splijt. Shouting his way through an often surreal set, Splijt’s persona is sufficiently hilarious to make even the less-good jokes enjoyable... 

(Cut the Bullshit) Len Bakerloo Speaks Truth to Power

(Cut the Bullshit) Len Bakerloo Speaks Truth to Power

Don't you hate it when... Politicians say anything to get elected, bankers say anything to get your money, and old men use pictures of sexy young women to get you to attend their shows? Bullshit is ubiquitous and Len Bakerloo will do anything to get it to stop... 

Merkin 9 to 5

Merkin 9 to 5

Bounty of Beards presents a multimedia skinny cappa frappa-cino cake of Amish Kraftwerk, axe-wielding maniacs, stick on beards and Babybel epaulettes! Let the best beards in the Fringe amaze you! You'll laugh your way through this and become older, wiser and slightly wronger than you were before... 

48 Minutes, Another

48 Minutes, Another

It's sequel season and after last year’s highly attended and much revered two-handed show – ‘consistently amusing and solid performances’ (BroadwayBaby.com) – Ben Shannon and Mike Reed are back for 48 Minutes, Another... 

The Wimps Show

The Wimps Show

The Arts Theatre West End’s resident improv troupe perform their high octane brand of slick, witty, musical improvised comedy for free! (Usually costs £10, duh.) Created by Beach Comet, the team behind cult hit B-musical Vampire Hospital Waiting Room and 2016 debut Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair, the Wimps Show promises the highest calibre of short form improvised comedy at the Fringe... 

This Belongs to George Osborne

This Belongs to George Osborne

Sit back and relax as we honour today’s real comedic geniuses – our very own tax-shirking, pig-pumping Westminster massive! Come join in a celebration of the absurdist joy that is Britain in century 21! Featuring alternative political analysis; a tax-dodging, sanction-busting game show and a touching and tender ballad from former bastard Iain Duncan Smith... 

Man in the Miracle

Man in the Miracle

Stop. Take a deep breath. There you are... Divine. As you read these words, this show is literally being considered as the most important show at this year's Fringe. Why? Because Tommy Holgate doesn't exist... 

The Sandy and Danni Improv Show!

The Sandy and Danni Improv Show!

Character comedy improvisers Leanna and Angela present Sandy and Danni, two desperate and deluded American girls looking for fairy tale romance. Attempting to find their perfect partner, they go on dates based on audience suggestions... 

Andy Field: Roar

Andy Field: Roar

There are many schools of thought as to what is best to write here but few are bold enough to address those schools at the expense of describing their own show. Until now! Except not really, because there's still space for writing... 

Me, Me, Me

Me, Me, Me

Life is hard, three comedians insist. But which has it just that little bit worse? A one-upping extravaganza of self-indulgent complaining and unapologetic oversharing. This show is navel-gazing in its purest form... 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist Five: Big O Conquers the FOMO – Free

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist Five: Big O Conquers the FOMO – Free

Spread your wings of courage and join Big O as she explores the aspects of fear. Through storytelling, songs and comedy, she provides new insights into the FOMO: fear of missing out... 

Magnum Hopeless

Magnum Hopeless

George Rowe delivers a decent hour of Free Fringe stand-up that never reaches truly great heights and contains more than a few missteps, but nevertheless contains a spark of something new and intriguing... 

In Case We Disappear – Free

In Case We Disappear – Free

Vanessa Smythe has a bit of a ‘downer hobby’: she worries about disappearing. Since childhood, she and her brother have always made lists of things they should do before they vanish from the earth, such as using their Subway voucher or going on a family outing... 

Cat Loud's Big Night In

Cat Loud's Big Night In

If you’re living right, this could happen to you. Down a steep flight of stairs that lead to a minuscule subterranean bar underneath another bar barely the size of a walk-in closet, across from the toilets – because sometimes great things can happen accompanied by the sour tang of humanity – a pretty young woman steps through a dusty black curtain singing Diamonds Are Forever... 

48 Minutes / Free Festival

48 Minutes / Free Festival

I am not entirely sure why comedians Ben Shannon and Mike Reed decided their set should be forty-eight minutes long, rather than a full hour, but it actually doesn’t really matter as they deliver plenty of laughs in the twenty-four minutes they each have onstage... 

The Giggle Dungeon Take Over!

The Giggle Dungeon Take Over!

The Giggle Dungeon has its sights set sights on the north! They are bringing every weapon in their arsenal. The epic battle plan includes stand-up, improv and maybe even a sketch. Every epic fable begins somewhere... 

The Free Meditation Class

The Free Meditation Class

A new one-man show from performance maker Josh Gardner. Following his first sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe with It's All About George (‘Highly recommended', FringeReview... 

Mimi Goes East

Mimi Goes East

One man’s struggles to come to terms with growing up, trying to get laid, and have a good night out in communist Hungary. A physical theatre based performance filled with ridiculous characters inspired by Soviet era Hungary and real life itself... 

Adam Benjamin and Victor Preda: Icomeclasts

Adam Benjamin and Victor Preda: Icomeclasts

Adam Benjamin (BBC New Comedy Award 2014), Victor Preda (Romania) and very special guests present an hour of just fun, completely unpretentious stand-up. Adam qualified for the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award in his first full year of performing, while Victor has ingratiated himself with audiences around London despite his nationality... 

Jokes About Things (Redinburgh Fringe)

Jokes About Things (Redinburgh Fringe)

Scott Redmond had a fun 2014; kidnapped, arrested, threatened at gun and knife point, disowned, broken up and dealing with bereavement. Then he turned 18. Come see him desperately try to make this funny through the use of poetry and stand-up comedy... 

A Life in Progress

A Life in Progress

Join Ryan Cull (2013 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award winner) as he describes his personal life in progress, from his boyhood adventures in leg braces to becoming a man combating his resulting/lingering insecurities... 

Ste and Dave in Training

Ste and Dave in Training

Ste and Dave In Training is a brand new character comedy show, written and performed by Ste Johnston (Channel 4's No Offence) and Dave Jackson (ITV2's Bad Bridesmaid). It sees three not so ordinary training sessions take place, and features lots of audience participation, singing, dancing, a puppet-monkey and even a chance to play your cards right!