Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)

Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)

Armed with exhaustive statistics, a wild imagination and a uniquely hilarious take on current events and systemic conspiracies, Don Biswas delivers a frantic hour of lighting-fast stand-up... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Last Ever Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Last Ever Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

The final anarchic annual two-hour charity variety show celebrating the life and random irresponsibility of the godfather of British alternative comedy, filled with bizarre acts, egg-smashing, offensiveness, laughter and nudity... 

Andy Stedman – Parental Guidance

Andy Stedman – Parental Guidance

Andy Stedman's son Freddy has been gifted a stand-up set in his honour. As well as talking about his boy, Stedman jokes and sings about his relationship with his family, growing up and his experiences as a new father... 

The Papa CJ Happiness Project

The Papa CJ Happiness Project

Winner of Asia and India's Best Stand-up Comedian Awards, Papa CJ has performed over 2000 shows in over 20 countries. The Happiness Project is a global campaign where he performs for free to raise money for charities... 

Story Poker

Story Poker

Story Poker is a game where five comedians tell their true stories, to win a round of Story Poker. Each show we crown a Story Poker Champion and learn how the best stories might not be the ones we would have told in the first place... 

The MMORPG Show – No Rolls Bard

The MMORPG Show – No Rolls Bard

I have never played Dungeons and Dragons. I never thought I would want to. But after seeing The MMORPG Show - No Rolls Bard I am genuinely considering taking it up as a hobby.The creator of Knightmare Live, Paul Flannery, brings us a ridiculous improvised comedy featuring tabletop gaming and quite a substantial amount of audience participation... 

Sunil Patel: Titan

Sunil Patel: Titan

It did not take long for Sunil Patel to win me over. His mirthful observations are simply all too relatable, for the better and the worse. A sardonic mood prevails, where Patel’s swaggering pretentious charm delivers with unnerving ease a slew of neurotic, dry witticisms that permeate down to the core... 

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

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

Ever had to walk into that room where your boss, with fake concern in his eyes, tells you that he's having to let you go? Ever wish you had the balls to say 'f**k you'? Well, I did... 

Cow

Cow

From a small attic room in the Counting House, Jane Hill is on a mission to prove that she is not the ‘lovely’ lady in a cardigan which review after review has branded her as in the past... 

C'est La Vegan

C'est La Vegan

I had really high hopes for C’est La Vegan, principally because it’s a subject matter I know about. But Dave Chawner’s hour show about veganism didn’t live up to my great expectations... 

Bob Blackman's Tray?

Bob Blackman's Tray?

The funniest men in Staffordshire encounter local characters old and new. Or do they? 'The funniest men in Staffordshire' (Stoke Sentinel). 

Rhiannon Vivian's Office Meltdown

Rhiannon Vivian's Office Meltdown

It’s Rhiannon Vivian’s Office Meltdown! Meet a host of characters, from the photocopier to the melancholy MD, on the day they find out if the company’s going bust. Bonkers yet nuanced character comedy... 

Myra DuBois: DuBois Entendre

Myra DuBois: DuBois Entendre

Perhaps the definition of late-night Fringe; the ever-talented and always vulgar Myra DuBois will have you reeling off your chair – both from laughter and from shock. Holding the audience’s attention in the palm of her gin-soaked (and man-sized) hand, Myra holds no prisoners when it comes to her humour... 

In Between

In Between

IN BETWEEN: languages, careers, sexual preferences… Stand-up comedy in English, by a French girl and her accent. Lisa already performed in Paris, New York, Tel Aviv, Geneva and encountered the same warm welcome from the audience... 

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally’s had a gut full of fabricated food allergies. Her irritated bowel’s not down to wheat intolerance – it turns out she’s just intolerant. A liberating diagnosis, as she can now legitimately embrace her bitchier side; so watch out fussy eaters, over-sharers, and definitely that busy-body of a neighbour who’s not returned a single one of her home produced surveys on local off street parking. 

John Porter – Five Years' Time

John Porter – Five Years' Time

We've all had the question. Where do you see yourself in five years? John Porter had an answer, but he had no idea how wrong he would be. Join John for Five Years' Time – a hilarious journey through five turbulent years of his life, encompassing university, a car crash, a brush with depression, travel and all kinds of other weird things... 

Dick in Space

Dick in Space

The biggest Dick in the universe is on a plural mission: murder investigation, self-destruction and solving the riddles of the universe – taking on God, Napoleon and unruly human organs on the way... 

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

The girls are back in town. The cult comedy showcase returns for its second year. Always fierce, always free, with a different female headliner every freaking day of the Fringe and two Bechdel-approved hosts at the helm... 

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

On the Richter Scale of humour, if your threshold doesn’t reach the level of sick and sadistic then Carmen Lynch is probably not for you. The American comic’s UK debut hour was crammed with her twisted thoughts, spanning everything from childbirth to drugs, religion and family, and while there were some outstanding, slick one-liners, if the show was a sport it would be white water rafting – with Lynch riding us through the rivers, drops and rapids... 

The Rat Pack Presents...

The Rat Pack Presents...

The best stand-ups and storytellers on the Fringe come together as The Rat Pack celebrates five sell-out years with a different line-up every day, plus occasional live music and cabaret... 

Asian Comedy Fusion

Asian Comedy Fusion

Showcasing some of the best international acts currently based in Asia. Hosted by Steven Halcrow. Featuring Kavin Jayaram, Ollie Horn, Nick Milnes and Jinx Yeo. Asian Comedy Fusion is a hilarious stir-fry of various comedy ingredients from different regions of Asia from Singapore, Cambodia and Malaysia to Hong Kong and Japan... 

Show Up

Show Up

Peter Michael Marino greets the audience as we arrive. He’s bouncing about with a nervous energy that he uses to work the crowd and ensure everyone is settled in before he begins his one man show... 

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues is billed as a comedy chat show hosted by BBC Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby, discussing all things breakup with ‘other top comedy, theatre and spoken word acts’... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina is very funny and manages to entertain the audience for an hour by conforming to as many stereotypes of a Jew as he can. Jewish comedy is not a new concept and despite Demina playing to stereotypes, he does so very well... 

Puppet Fiction

Puppet Fiction

In order to snare the attention of an average jaded and time-poor festival-goer, you’re going to need a pitch that can stop them in their tracks on the Royal Mile and accept the flyer that you’re thrusting into their hands... 

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guests... 

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guests... 

Lewis Schaffer: Unopened Letters from My Mother

Lewis Schaffer: Unopened Letters from My Mother

Each day the London-based New York comic will read an unopened letter from his mother, sent before she died alone in New York. 'Stands at the edge of metaphorical precipice' (R Stamp, FringeGuru... 

The Last Emperor of Mexico

The Last Emperor of Mexico

A historical comedy exploring the life of Maximilian I, the last emperor of Mexico. Maximilian I has recently been declared the emperor of Mexico by Napoleon III. But, his administration soon comes under attack by the revolutionary Benito Juarez... 

Kit Sullivan in Digital

Kit Sullivan in Digital

Ridiculous and unpredictable, Kit Sullivan dishes out a surreal piece of comedy with mischievous charm. The digital age is here, be part of it you melons. 'Comic genius' (Chortle.co... 

Comedy Lock-In

Comedy Lock-In

Daniel Audritt will be joined each evening by three of his favourite acts on the circuit. Stand-up, sketch, improv, musical comedy... every night will be a different bill. 

Sameer Katz: Can Fish Drown?

Sameer Katz: Can Fish Drown?

Sameer Katz brings his second show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated, sooo call it even. He asks the questions you never thought about. ‘We were blown away’ (WolfsonHowler... 

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally’s had a gut full of fabricated food allergies. Her irritated bowel’s not down to wheat intolerance – it turns out she’s just intolerant. A liberating diagnosis, as she can now legitimately embrace her bitchier side; so watch out fussy eaters, over-sharers, and definitely that busy-body of a neighbour who’s not returned a single one of her home produced surveys on local off street parking. 

Amy Howerska Goddess... *Unless Tired or Hungry.

Amy Howerska Goddess... *Unless Tired or Hungry.

Howerska has released her inner goddess! She's a lazy nightmare who might be holding her back; not ideal when it's time to start popping out sprogs. But should everyone be a mother? What if your mother was less LOL and more la la, and your parenting reference points are off the grid (like most members of your family)... 

Evan Desmarais: I Like Me

Evan Desmarais: I Like Me

Canadian comedian Evan Desmarais examines what it is to be happy and to love yourself. Getting over a bad break-up and finding the joy in hating yourself. This award-nominated comedian seamlessly blends the touching and hilarious!  

A Clock Face Exhibition – Free

A Clock Face Exhibition – Free

A near-immersive theatre show encompassing and delving into the lives of six recovering addicts. A Clockface Exhibition is a piece of new writing by poet Georgie De Suys. Beautiful language, real stories and dynamic performances... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Richard Todd: Monsters

Richard Todd: Monsters

Like a piece of forgotten sellotape stuck on a wall, neurotic ditherer Richard Todd clings to nothing but his place on the earth; may his grip hold for an hour of art therapy, inner demons and salad... 

Hari Sriskantha: Clown Atlas

Hari Sriskantha: Clown Atlas

Rejected titles: Joy Story, Ha Ha Land, Hari Sriskantha and the Order of the Glee-nix. Basically this is a show about happiness. The debut hour from Hari Sriskantha, a 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist, a 2012 Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, and the presenter of BBC Brit's Socially Awkward Situations... 

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Chat With a Scottish Comedian and Friends

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Chat With a Scottish Comedian and Friends

Spend an hour in the company of leading Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish. Three top Fringe guests daily for laughs, chat and silliness. Vladimir McTavish has performed at the Fringe every year since 1995, although this is his Edinburgh debut hosting a chat show... 

CSI Comedy

CSI Comedy

Three of Edinburgh's funniest comedians will have their sets dissected, critiqued, and reviewed, by the toughest comedy critics there are – the comedians themselves. With a different line-up of the hottest comedians in Edinburgh every day, come and watch their sets – then see if their peers will roast them and risk their career advancement, sit on the fence, or grossly insult them by having the gall to offer a topper to a peer's joke... 

A Sad Joke About Life

A Sad Joke About Life

Somewhere between a social commentary and philosophical essay, but written by a comedian with the purpose of being somewhat funny. A not to be missed hour of comedy. 

A Giant Misfit

A Giant Misfit

Ever feel like a misfit? This guy does! At over two metres tall, our XXXXL giant takes you on a spiralling adventure of odd relationships, loose cannon friends and how they all came together to teach him one big lesson... 

Guns 'n' Rosé With Peter E Davidson / Free Festival

Guns 'n' Rosé With Peter E Davidson / Free Festival

Peter E Davidson is a wine drinking man adrift in a sea of beer drinkers. How the hell did he end up this way? Are you born a rosé wine drinker or, through a series of unfortunate incidents, do you grow to be one? How many times can you lie to a barman saying ‘... 

Breaking Black by Njambi McGrath

Breaking Black by Njambi McGrath

What is life like in a hostile post-Brexit Britain for a British/African woman? She is either completely ignored or too often portrayed as the victim in need of saving. This show explores why immigrants are attracted to the UK, their aspirations and how they thrive amongst these hostilities... 

Frank Lavender: Fragile Masculinity

Frank Lavender: Fragile Masculinity

Meet Frank Lavender, comedian. When a grafting comic from the pub and club circuit of the north is told that his stock material isn’t suitable for the modern comedy palette, where does he go? Dropped by his management, left by his wife, Frank brings himself to the Edinburgh Fringe to find his place in the comedy world... 

Ivor Dembina Show

Ivor Dembina Show

Truthful stand-up, funny stories and some good jokes. Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina **** (Guardian) on the state of the world, the trouble we are in and how to get out of it. Admission free, gentiles half price. 

Phi and Me

Phi and Me

‘A mother’s love never hurt so good as in this razor-sharp, magnificently over-the-top explosion of ethnic humour’ ****½ (Herald Sun). ‘If you enjoyed the material of Russell Peters, Hung Le and Anh Do and the style of The Kumars at No 42 and Greek on the Roof you will certainly appreciate Phi and Me’ (Hugh Gundlach, The Pun)... 

Bone Wars

Bone Wars

America, 1863. Two great scientists discover the dinosaurs, go mad and destroy each other. 150 years later, they’re back for a final reckoning. Witness history’s greatest feud (excluding that time Emily Davison tried to punch a horse)... 

Daniel Muggleton – Let's Never Hang Out

Daniel Muggleton – Let's Never Hang Out

After a sold out debut season, Australian comedian Daniel Muggleton returns to Edinburgh in 2017. Daniel had a big year: performing an invitation-only encore at The Comedy Store, Sydney, releasing of his debut album Let Me Finish, and touring the USA... 

Joey Page: Pretty Boy

Joey Page: Pretty Boy

Mumbojumbomumbojumbomumbojumbomumbojumbo. Mumbojumbomumbojumbo... That sort of thing. A boy (Joey), being an idiot for an hour (60 mins). Coming? Ok. Cheers! 'A leading name in British cult comedy' ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a fourth year, with top TV comedians, AKA the Gladi-Haters, improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. By turns raucous and surreal, this show has the audience on the edge of their seat as the comedians try to walk the line... 

Paul McCaffrey: Suburban Legend

Paul McCaffrey: Suburban Legend

Star of Impractical Jokers (BBC Three). As seen on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three) and Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), McCaffrey has performed to thousands of people in the last 12 months, supporting Sean Lock and Rob Beckett on their UK tours and is one of the most sought after headline acts in the country in his own right... 

Nai Bowen is Brave!

Nai Bowen is Brave!

Is Nai brave, or is she a big scaredy-pants? One half of Fringe favourites Titty Bar Ha Ha, Nai is going it alone for the first time. If she's finished the show, which she might not have done because she's a big scaredy-pants... 

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Martin “Bigpig” Mor. Funny Stuff for Happy People. Comedy, circus, and stupid science. As seen on Blue Peter and CBBC Live. 'Uproariously funny and utterly loveable' (ThreeWeeks)... 

Ashley Storrie: Morning Glory

Ashley Storrie: Morning Glory

The sexy Hodor of Scottish comedy returns to Edinburgh with a whole new hour of self-effacing comedy. After a successful year of viral videos and comedy triumphs, Storrie is excited to return to her spiritual home of the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Rik Carranza: I'm a Fan

Rik Carranza: I'm a Fan

How far would you go to fit in? What happens when you deny the very thing that defines you? In this deeply personal show, Rik Carranza revisits a past that forced him to choose between embracing his passions or bowing to the expectations of others... 

Schutte the Unromantic

Schutte the Unromantic

A comic solo show written and performed by Katy Schutte (Happily Never After/Knightmare Live/Who Ya Gonna Call?). Katy is not a romantic. This is the story of her trying to find love despite freezing up at chocolates, serenades and thoughtful surprises... 

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and The Beast

With a trunk full of characters and a dazzling array of best-loved and original songs performed by one of the most talented multi-instrumental duos around, Beauty and the Beast is the perfect cocktail that fizzes with class and plenty of funny! 

Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling

Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling

BBC Radio 4 regular Wilby poignantly interweaves comedy, memoir, love letters, breakup emails and Richard Hawley music to investigate the aftermath of separation in a post-Gwyneth world... 

Green Bananas

Green Bananas

Green Bananas is back! Showcasing the freshest up-and-coming comedians and hosted by compere monkeys Benji Waterstones – ‘perfect and hilarious’ (Buzzfeed.com) – and Dave Green – ‘fantastically original gags’ (Bruce Dessau) – each show is closed by a ready-to-enjoy professional headliner. 

Cheetah

Cheetah

Do you like safaris? Do you like cheating at stuff? Then join Balham Comedian of the Year finalist Adam Greene for a trip into real-life dangers: of massive cats, ghosts and property ownership... 

Rik Carranza: Charming

Rik Carranza: Charming

Rik Carranza tells us he has been doing stand up comedy for five or six years and one word that has been continually used to describe him in reviews is ‘charming’. In his show, therefore, he intends to test whether this is a good or bad thing using his handmade Charm-o-meter 3000 to gauge his audience’s reaction... 

Ahir Shah: Distant

Ahir Shah: Distant

Thoughtful wastrel Ahir Shah does another funny and good stand-up comedy show. It's about cigarettes, vegetarianism, extremism, disengagement, depression, environmentalism, walking, and pirates... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Anarchic annual two-hour charity show celebrating the late Godfather of Alternative Comedy. Running since 2005. Three awards, oodles of bizarre and/or sometimes offensive acts. The Greatest Show on Legs... 

Cocaine and Potatoes

Cocaine and Potatoes

Matthew Giffen is a charming whirlwind of a man, commanding the audience with his larger-than-life on-stage persona. He engages with the crowd well, dealing with latecomers excellently and making the audience feel comfortable with any interaction they might be put through... 

Underwhelmed

Underwhelmed

Twayna Mayne's default setting is overwhelmingly unimpressed. The London comic explains that, as well as biggies like war and famine, her day job and people who get to work early and eat their breakfast at their desks, are just a few of the things that displease her... 

Ahir Shah: Distant

Ahir Shah: Distant

If pirates wore signet rings and possessed anything in the way of eloquence, I’d feel as if I were watching a one-man shanty as Ahir Shar (aka Shit Shag, via autocorrect) sways and splutters... 

James Loveridge: Funny Because It's True

James Loveridge: Funny Because It's True

An hour of hilarious true stories from an exciting young stand-up comedian/loveable idiot, James Loveridge brings his 2014 show back to the Fringe for a limited run. Don't miss out! ‘Loveridge’s timing is exceptional; he knows exactly where in a joke to place the punchline... 

Andrew Watts – How to Build a Chap

Andrew Watts – How to Build a Chap

Andrew Watts' latest hour, How To Build A Chap, is partly a follow-up to last year's verbose and considered explanation of modern day gender politics, Feminism For Chaps. This year, however, he tackles an entirely new challenge: how to raise a child free from the trappings of traditional gender roles... 

Honest to Godley!

Honest to Godley!

As I walk into Honest to Godley, Janey Godley is already onstage, hand on hip and chatting to her audience. She’s offering flyers as fan substitutes, and getting in some early banter... 

Jane Austen's Forgotten Stories

Jane Austen's Forgotten Stories

Ever wondered what Jane Austen wrote before Mr Darcy? Ever wanted period drama without the dull bits? You’re in luck! This is Austen without the slow stuff. Not just tea drinking and polite parties; this is heroines dying of fainting fits, dastardly villains, thieves, prisons and devastatingly dreadful carriage crashes, as we introduce: the lost Austen classics... 

Sy Thomas: Jumper

Sy Thomas: Jumper

How difficult is comedy when you’re a nice guy who’s had a nice life? What well can you draw from for your material? It’s a problem that Sy Thomas has grappled with, and one which he negotiates in his Fringe show... 

Newcastle Brown Male

Newcastle Brown Male

Rahul Kohli is not just a skilled comic; he has brains, heart, and guts enough to make Newcastle Brown Male something truly special.Right from the outset he presents an affable, quick-witted, and easy-going stage presence... 

Normally Abnormal

Normally Abnormal

When an audience is laughing, they are listening. When they are listening, they are engaging – and when they are engaging, they can learn. This is Dave Chawner’s approach to his new show, making Normally Abnormal an uplifting and refreshingly honest look at the way our society addresses eating disorders, mental health and anxiety... 

Masters of the Yoniverse

Masters of the Yoniverse

Bonnie Fairbrass (SYTYF and Funny Women semi-finalist 2006) has been looking for inner peace ever since she realised at just four years old, that life is very much not a fairy tale... 

WeddingBingo – Free

WeddingBingo – Free

You are cordially invited to a show that celebrates two of the best things in life: weddings and bingo. An hour of ridiculousness all about weddings, but with a whole new dimension: bingo... 

Late with Lance!

Late with Lance!

Lance Jonathan (Peter Michael Marino) has had enough of sitting around as understudy on his dads' ship the S.S. Spectacular, so he's sought the bright lights of Edinburgh with nothing more than a song in his heart and blind optimism in his somewhat underprepared set... 

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

Punch and Judy has been a long running stalwart of beachside entertainment for the whole family – but whatever you do, don’t bring the kids to this live-action adaptation. Featuring sex, violence and a lot of bad language, Brent Thorpe and the gang have flown in from Australia to bring a wickedly dark vision of Mr Punch’s life without Judy – expect nothing but the outrageous... 

Scarlett Belle's Scarlet Letters

Scarlett Belle's Scarlet Letters

Brand new show written and performed by international diva and Scottish sensation Scarlett Belle. An intimate dramatic tale of love, lust and adultery. Expect some great songs, laughs, enticing storytelling, erotica and some scantily-clad Scarlett scandal! Scarlett is an internationally recognised singer, burlesque superstar and sex pot (originally from Edinburgh) sure to make you hot and bothered... 

The Double Life of Malcolm Drinkwater

The Double Life of Malcolm Drinkwater

The Double Life of Malcolm Drinkwater is a play about secrets, recycling, and the industry of murder. It takes place on the housing estate that Malcolm moves into, in pursuit of his latest job... 

Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame

Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame

Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame is a variety show where Clare entertains you with everything she has done for fame, from a spread in a newspaper – not in a readers’ wives way – in the Daily Mail... 

Ocean Going Idiot

Ocean Going Idiot

Rob Coleman’s Ocean Going Idiot is less of a piece of theatre and more an hour’s friendly chat about a largely failed adventure in the top room of a pub. The room is extremely hot and some noisy ineffectual fans make it even less comfortable... 

A Very Tall Storrie

A Very Tall Storrie

Having been turned away from a packed venue on the day I was originally scheduled to attend, I was anticipating great things on my return the next day. I arrived to discover a hot, sweaty room at the back of the Counting House and the larger-than-life personality of Glasgow-born comic Ashley Storrie... 

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

Milo McCabe's latest hour - and his first in the one-man sketch format - is incredible. Quite literally so. The character comic spins a bizarre tale of revenge, time-travel and pop stardom, told through his unique mix of impressions, innovative soundscaping and a host of weird and wonderful personas... 

Mixology

Mixology

Like any good cocktail, this is an improv group that has layers. We like Pina Coladas and getting drunk in the rain. We also mishear song lyrics. We attempt to answer mankind's most burning, existential questions such as, how many accents can one group do poorly? or, why does that one girl keep looking at me like that? Outside of these queries, we perform a collection of short form improv games based on audience suggestions, making them feel loved and helping everyone forget about their bad childhoods. 

Pussy

Pussy

Pussy is nothing if not provocative. Violent, angry, visceral and containing more energy than a bullet in a readied gun, the show goes out of its way to elicit a reaction from you. Blending a capella and physical theatre, Pussy explores the societal pressures placed on women, specifically focusing on the unreal expectations created in the modern music industry... 

Dyspraxia and Politics: The Two Sides to Don Biswas

Dyspraxia and Politics: The Two Sides to Don Biswas

Learning difficulties, the truth in conspiracy theories and politics are the topics of a brave stand up. Don Biswas is indeed brave, he is a cool presence onstage casually looking back into the audience as he cracks his jokes, and whilst his patter is agreeable and interesting, the jokes are more miss than hit... 

Trevor Feelgood: The Dork Knight Rises in 3D

Trevor Feelgood: The Dork Knight Rises in 3D

Trevor is back with another late night show. Like Ellie Goulding said, 'anything could happen', and there is no probably about it, some crazy stuff is going down. The Dork Knight Rises was Trevor's second choice for his show title... 

Treacle

Treacle

This devised two-hander attempts to confront the social stigma faced by those with mental illnesses. One Ginny Turner unwittingly posts a video online revealing her schizophrenia: the play examines the impact of this public admission on her work and family life, interspersed with updates about the growing popularity of the video from newsreaders... 

The Bartender's Guide to Idiots

The Bartender's Guide to Idiots

Brett Blake is an expert on idiots, purely due to the fact that he is one! As his mates would say, he would be the captain of the stupid ship. But in a society full of idiots Brett is left to deal with the worst kind regularly – the drunk ones... 

This is Business

This is Business

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About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

Proud to support the Free Festival, The 99 Club brings a selection of some of the best comics at the Fringe. Four different comics perform every day, and quality is guaranteed. The 99 Club has won Best London Comedy Club five years running at the Chortle Awards and in 2015 won the newly created Best UK Comedy Club award, and has featured on BBC One, BBC Two, ITV One, Channel 4 and Radio 4... 

Bortle 8

Bortle 8

Following on from last year’s Drunk Lion, Chris Davis’ Bortle 8 is nothing if not strange. Driven by a desire to reach Bortle 8 – complete darkness – in a world increasingly clouded by light pollution, the show follows Chris on a journey that takes the audience from California, to outer space, then swiftly down to the bottom of the ocean... 

Superhero Secret Origins

Superhero Secret Origins

Did you like The Avengers movie? Well, this show is just like The Avengers (except with more jokes, and no actual Avengers). Even if you can’t tell Iron Man from Iron Maiden, get your geek on, and learn what you thought you knew about comic book heroes... 

The Maydays Present: Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show

The Maydays Present: Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show

Theorising that new episodes are possible within their own lifetime, the Maydays step into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanish. Paying homage to the classic sci-fi series and based entirely on audience suggestions, the Maydays jump through time to put right what once went wrong... 

Aardwolf Presents: Wet Behind the Ears

Aardwolf Presents: Wet Behind the Ears

Wet Behind the Ears brings you the finest new comedy talent from across the country. This year Mancunians Scott Walker and Ben Wearmouth, Stoke-ess Jo D'Arcy and Brummie boy Tom Christian take to the stage to show you why they've made such a splash on their local comedy circuits... 

Suzy Bennett - Gumption!

Suzy Bennett - Gumption!

Suzy loves the escapism of the movies, but has realised she was playing the part of best friend in her own life instead of the leading lady. Now she’s rewriting her own story. Ditching the old script, killing off surplus characters and finally discovering that little thing called gumption! Funny Women Award winner... 

Shit of the Fringe

Shit of the Fringe

Tired of all of the Pick of the Fringe shows? Worn-out by Fringe hyperbole? This afternoon showcase has all the great comedians that get bad reviews and deserve more! It's the best shit show in town! Every year top comics get bad reviews for their shows, crazy reviewers from the gardening section of House & Home and Badgers and Jam Monthly become comedy critics for the month, and try to outdo each other with acidic reviews and ignore the thing that matters: laughs! Now the great one-star shows get a chance to bite back! **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Have a Word

Have a Word

One-woman comedy character show, written and performed by Abbie Murphy. The Girl on Fire from Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 is back with a bang! 'Laugh aloud funny' – praise from Steve Bennett (Chortle... 

Ronan Linskey – Cult of Personality

Ronan Linskey – Cult of Personality

I'll be trying to be funny. ‘Commanded the audience … a true Fringe experience’ (BBC Arts Extra). ‘At the top of his game … thoughtful and condensed, the silly and the cerebral’ (Culture Northern Ireland)... 

Madame Señorita; ¿Eres Tú?

Madame Señorita; ¿Eres Tú?

Madame Señorita is fifty minutes of unadulterated pleasure where the audience is seduced by her totally idiosyncratic charm and playful poetry. Some of the core elements include music, situation games and physical comedy... 

The Barry Delusion

The Barry Delusion

The new show from Barry Ferns: Spirit of the Fringe (2014, Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Malcolm Hardee Award winner. **** (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). ‘A marvellous, personal, beautifully constructed and laughter-packed hour’ ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Robin Morgan: Guten Morgan

Robin Morgan: Guten Morgan

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2015 and Star of BBC Radio’s The Greatest Welshman You've Never Heard Of presents a half hour of stand-up. ‘Nice twisting lines ... his urbanity was welcome and unusual’ (Chortle... 

Hari Sriskantha: Like Breath on a Mirror

Hari Sriskantha: Like Breath on a Mirror

Now he’s 27, Hari’s thinking a lot about death. This is a show about immortality from 2014’s BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist and 2012’s Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist... 

Juliet Meyers: Through the Pigeonhole

Juliet Meyers: Through the Pigeonhole

Juliet Meyers, comedian, comedy writer (Sarah Millican Television Programme, Mock the Week, News Quiz) and natural outsider doesn’t belong. Do you? Are you sure? Hilarious exploration of labels we assign ourselves... 

Puppet Fiction

Puppet Fiction

Everybody be cool! This is a mother f*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached, literally. Award-winning hit show from New Zealand, three performers, 17 marionettes, three episodes, one hour of bat-sh*t crazy madness! An instant cult hit, Puppet Fiction has played in festivals around New Zealand and Australia and now puppet maker Jon Coddington's remarkable creation comes to Edinburgh... 

Instant Sharma

Instant Sharma

Karma hasn't caught up with Mickey yet… He has a great life despite messing things up on regular basis. He infuriates his partner of 10 years every day because he's selfish and inconsiderate... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

It's comedy set swapping live! The show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other's. Best comedy club show – London 2015 (Chortle Awards). Top five comedy shows of 2014 (List)... 

Alasdair and Nick: Dangerous as Milk – Free

Alasdair and Nick: Dangerous as Milk – Free

Stand-up from award-winning comedians Alasdair Beckett-King (NATYs 2013) and Nick Elleray (Max Turner 2013). Alasdair is a kind of pre-Raphaelite wizard talking about veganism and mythology – 'One to watch' (Time Out)... 

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse. Music and poetry. A sequence of songs and instrumentals interwoven with poems on a variety of subjects, some funny, some serious. Cyn's verses draw inspiration from nursery rhymes, classical poetry and modern science... 

Late Night Dark Show

Late Night Dark Show

Bobby Mair, Tim Renkow and Dylan Gott roll out some of the darkest jokes at the Fringe. Bobby has appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News and Virtually Famous... 

Paul Kerensa: Back to the Futon Pt2: Dude, Where's My Hoverboard?

Paul Kerensa: Back to the Futon Pt2: Dude, Where's My Hoverboard?

Great Scott! 2015, still no hoverboards... Since 2006’s BTTF-themed ‘very funny, very clever, excellent Edinburgh show’ (Chortle.co.uk), ‘dazzlingly funny’ (Spectator) Kerensa's become a dad, author and British Comedy Award winner (co-writer BBC One's Miranda, Not Going Out)... 

Conor Drum – Adult

Conor Drum – Adult

How do you become an adult, in a world that doesn't seem to let you grow up? A regular on the UK and Ireland circuit, Conor has performed on both RTÉ and BBC's New Comedy Awards. Last year he went to New York as the star of Irish comedy Scratch, which was named one of the Top 12 Short Films of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival... 

Generation whY?

Generation whY?

Benji Waterstones (Frog and Bucket World Series winner 2014), Sean Cannon (Amused Moose finalist 2013) and Saskia Preston (Funny Women finalist 2013), will explore issues such as narcissism, entitlement and happiness in the me, me, me age. 

Evelyn Mok: Idiot

Evelyn Mok: Idiot

UTC Artist Management Presents… If your child-self met you now, would they be proud of your accomplishments? Comedian Evelyn Mok suspects her child-self would find her adult achievements questionable... 

David von Jones: Ethically Adventurous

David von Jones: Ethically Adventurous

An adventure through a moral maze. Challenging perspectives on Amazonic deforestation, sociopaths and fish, whilst exploring the application of Disney films in the world of morals. ‘Thoughtful and funny’ (Los Angeles Times)... 

The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure

The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure

The picnic hamper’s packed, it’s time for a jolly adventure in the grand old style of Enid Blyton! Cast yourself back to the 1940s when houses cost thruppence, snuff was tuppence, and getting a tongue sandwich cost wuppance... 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Dorothy Was Never from Kansas

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Dorothy Was Never from Kansas

Suzanne Lea Shepherd is from Kansas, but that doesn't mean she would pick the same side as Dorothy because who wants to hang around with a tin man when the alternative is a witch with flying monkeys? A light-hearted show from an American girl with a dark streak running through her... 

Spring Day: Kept in Stitches – Free

Spring Day: Kept in Stitches – Free

Cynical Sunshine. ‘A definite must-see!’ **** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Wicked punchlines have audiences falling over themselves with laughter, thinking, "I can't believe she said that!" They absolutely loved her, no doubt you will too’ **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Today is the Good Old Times of Tomorrow

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Today is the Good Old Times of Tomorrow

Last year I used the word Schadenfreude in my description, and it seemed to frighten off dumb people as I had lovely audiences. This year I'm using the words Australopithecus Afarensis, in the hope it happens again... 

Laughter with Njambi McGrath and Guests

Laughter with Njambi McGrath and Guests

Award-nominated comedian Njambi McGrath is joined by the rising stars of comedy each doing 10 minute sets. Different line-up every night. 'Blazing the trail' (Guardian). 'Brilliant' (Kate Copstick)... 

Katharine Ferns: Conscious Incompetent

Katharine Ferns: Conscious Incompetent

Katharine Ferns appears to be a sweet Canadian comic but stories about her misadventures are both dark and brutally funny. From her eccentric family, romantic failures, depression, drugs and overdosing to struggles for redemption, Katharine finds humour in all her mistakes but not necessarily solutions... 

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

A starry evening with the most famous child star you've never heard of. Stardom! Star quality! War! Come on a journey through the highs and lows of her eclectic career; as an actress, author and spokesperson for non FDA approved mood-enhancing drink products... 

Adam Blampied: I am Mr Children Man

Adam Blampied: I am Mr Children Man

Mr Children Man (The Beta Males' Adam Blampied) is the acclaimed children's author of Fabulous Fergus Goes to the Circus and is embarking on his debut reading tour. When asked why most of his stories feature animal death, existential panic or protagonists who really hate their mothers, he responded: Kids need to hear this, now pass me that crossbow... 

McNeill of Tranent – The Fastest Man in the World

McNeill of Tranent – The Fastest Man in the World

George McNeill came from a small mining village called Tranent where he started out as a professional soccer player. After giving up on soccer he concentrated on athletics but found he was barred from running as an amateur due to his professional football career... 

Anything Can Be a Podcast Podcast Returns!

Anything Can Be a Podcast Podcast Returns!

John Hastings is back with his totally improvised stand-up comedy show that is released each day as a podcast (you know, internet radio thing). Each day John will make you laugh with your faces without the aid of prepared material... 

Quivertip

Quivertip

Fishing for chub on the Thames in winter. Experienced angler? Never been, but interested? Close by and nothing to do at 11 in the morning? Come and join Toby Adams (and his flask) somewhere in an Oxfordshire field. 

Joel Dommett: Conquer

Joel Dommett: Conquer

Join Joel (Impractical Jokers BBC Three, Reality Bites ITV2, Russell Howard's Good News, Skins) in his hilarious quest to become world champion at something. Literally anything. 'Excellent storytelling comic' (Guardian). 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

It seems arbitrary, if not foolish, to award a star rating to something like the Malcolm Hardee Awards Show. The four, rather than five, star rating is not an indication of lacking quality, but of the fact that the Awards are unmistakably aimed at a specific audience... 

Testiculating (Waving Your Arms Talking B*ll*cks)

Testiculating (Waving Your Arms Talking B*ll*cks)

Eric Lampaert makes no claims to be tackling the big issues - in Testiculating (Waving Your Arms Talking B*ll*cks), he talks about everything and anything that catches his eye from airport security to death certificates... 

Shit of the Fringe

Shit of the Fringe

The Shit of the Fringe is a weird show to review. On the one hand its title and premise assure us that these acts will be amongst the very worst you will find in the Fringe. This should obviously be taken into account in any kind of critical appraisal of the show... 

Cariad and Louise's Character Hour

Cariad and Louise's Character Hour

Cariad Lloyd prefaced the show with an announcement - her double act partner, Louise Ford, had left Edinburgh in the last few days due to unforeseen circumstances. But the show must go on, and Lloyd covered any gaps in the hour with grace and style... 

Alex the Mind Reader

Alex the Mind Reader

This show combines lighthearted, clean comedy with some spooky mentalism and a little bit of silliness. Alex McAleer, dressed in a slick suit and with a charismatic and welcoming air, asks his guests to fill in a short card revealing things such as what they do for a living, what their hobbies are or a fact about themselves... 

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Like many Free Fringe shows, this one is hard to categorize. It might be theatre, it might comedy, it might be cabaret. It’s probably somewhere between the three, but that’s a hard flyering job... 

Who Did I Think I Was?

Who Did I Think I Was?

This is a two-hander written and performed by Peter Henderson. With impeccable direction from Vincent Adams, the show packs in a wide range of things to great depth and poignancy within the space of one hour... 

The Sons of Pitches: Boiler Alert!

The Sons of Pitches: Boiler Alert!

In the recent explosion in popularity of a cappella it seems like you can’t walk up the Royal Mile without tripping over a group of symmetrically dressed singers who’ve lost their instruments performing their mash up of seven different songs... 

Monte Carlo Cocktail

Monte Carlo Cocktail

Mlle Coco has travelled all the way from her villa on the Riviera to serenade you with a sparkling selection of songs made famous by Piaf, Trenet, Milva, Tino Rossi and Eartha Kitt... 

The Best of Singapore

The Best of Singapore

Come see The Best of Singapore, the winner of the Magners New Act Competition, from the Magners Singapore International Comedy Festival in April 2014. The winner battled it out with 30 comic acts and was victorious in the search for Singapore's best new act. 

Captains of Industry!  An Improvised Miscellany

Captains of Industry! An Improvised Miscellany

Join us to see the Fringe's best improvisers for free! Newly-minted comedy based on audience suggestions featuring performers from Austentatious, Showstoppers!, Monkey Toast and some very special guests... 

Life Deconstructed

Life Deconstructed

Two improvisers take you on a hilarious, musical and sometimes unnervingly familiar journey through a myriad of characters, places and worlds. Life Deconstructed explores how people get to the place they're in now and the consequences of their actions in the big scheme of things... 

Choose Your Own Comedy Adventure

Choose Your Own Comedy Adventure

We are all, surely, familiar with the phenomenon of the choose your own adventure novel. If you will not admit to having read one, even in your youth, then you will know somebody who has... 

Once Upon a Nightmare

Once Upon a Nightmare

Occasionally the odd masterpiece arrives at the Free Fringe; such is the case with this gloriously atmospheric fantasy adventure tale. With influences from a wide range of fantasy movies, Box Step Productions have crafted their own mysterious, gripping and thoroughly exciting adventure show... 

Improv from the Crypt

Improv from the Crypt

Join the Cambridge Impronauts for an evening of untold terror, laughter and music as they take the world of horror, spin it around, kick it down the stairs and stick a moustache on it... 

Kwame Asante: Basket Case

Kwame Asante: Basket Case

You are in for a treat with Kwame Asante's Basket Case. The soft-spoken comedian from Kent is immediately likeable and someone everyone will warm to. His variety of comedy provides vast amounts of laughs for the duration of his forty minute set... 

Trevor Feelgood: Sex Machine

Trevor Feelgood: Sex Machine

Crazy character comedy, one-liners and audience participation. Trevor Feelgood brings light entertainment kicking and screaming back into the 90s. Last year Trevor was in the show called The Barnes Identity and after the show’s run, Trevor had a nervous breakdown and ended up in his pants in the middle of Toys R Us... 

Richard Gadd: Breaking Gadd

Richard Gadd: Breaking Gadd

Richard Gadd is a deeply disturbed young man. Crammed into a pitch black attic space somewhere inThe Counting House, in a room hotter than the sun and barred in by a scummy looking old mattress, we witness a hellish scene that is a multimedia experience - part play, part video, with sketches (although such a word conjures images of quirky "skits" that have no relevance in this dark world) and stand up - visceral, theatrical and very, very funny... 

Ellie Taylor: Elliementary

Ellie Taylor: Elliementary

Ellie's first foray into the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is certainly a treat. You may recognise this Essex girl from popular TV shows such as Snog, Marry, Avoid, but Ellie proves with this show that she is a capable stand up comedian as well as a TV host... 

Feminism for Chaps

Feminism for Chaps

Feminism For Chaps is a divisive title. For some it is an attraction, for others it is something to steer well clear of. The show however is performed with such consideration and insight that it could appeal to almost anybody... 

Guns Don't Kill People, Rabbits with Batteries Do

Guns Don't Kill People, Rabbits with Batteries Do

At the beginning of this bizarre show, we are told by comic duo Matt Francis and Russ Haynes that over the course of the performance we would do two things as an audience. One: find a tagline for the title... 

Luisa Omielan... Am I Right Ladies?!

Luisa Omielan... Am I Right Ladies?!

After the success of her previous show, What Would Beyoncé Do?! Luisa Omielan has returned to Edinburgh with a brand new stand-up act, Am I Right Ladies? It’s a loud and crude turbulent ride and it’s utterly brilliant... 

Josh Smith Not What You Expected Show

Josh Smith Not What You Expected Show

The Josh Smith Not What You Expected Show will carry on to reflect on the well-being of everyday life. After his sell-out From Top to Bottom Show. Josh now carries on to tell the truth on life and tell his stories, some embarrassing moments in life and how they evolve into everyday mess-ups! The Not What You Expected Show embarks on the plans Josh's family had of him one day becoming an astronaut or brain surgeon, but this is far from what everybody expected! 

Half Baked

Half Baked

Oh, boy. I would love to know what the unsuspecting group of teenagers I sat amongst thought about this show. You guys looked terrified! It’s ok, it’s not real. It’s just a dark sketch show employing clown and physical theatre, with creative roots in Dadaism and Surrealist cinema... 

Absolutely

Absolutely

A giant hearted story from a giant-sized storyteller. Allan Girod, a six foot nine Australian, day dreams his way through getting everything exactly right. Repeatedly setting the bar too high, he trips whilst jumping under it, landing somewhere he never imagined... 

Yes

Yes

Mawaan Rizwan and Seda Yildiz bring you 30 minutes each of stand-up and storytelling. Having accumulated 19 million views on YouTube, Mawaan exposes how his internet stardom has reduced him to tears and how twerking in public got him arrested... 

Is He a Bit Simon Jay? - Free

Is He a Bit Simon Jay? - Free

With an enviable variety of excellent voices and a real commitment to his physicality, Simon Jay skilfully portrays the various characters crammed into the tragic life story of his now deceased namesake, whose autopsy the audience are privileged to attend... 

Cosmonauts

Cosmonauts

Like scientists of old, optimistically firing dogs into space, Cosmonauts are launching their alternative sketch comedy. High-energy idiocy from acclaimed comedy group, LUCI. ‘Terrific’ (YorkVision... 

Bring on the Apocalypse

Bring on the Apocalypse

Bring on the Apocalypse is a bad-ass adventure of teeth-shattering proportions where ex-MMA fighter O'Mahony kicks the door of political correctness off its hinges. Get your gum shield in, this is gonna hurt! Acting alongside the legendary Rik Mayall last year... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy course. Our tutors are comedians and writers who have been teaching comedy for eight years. The course includes nine hours of teaching over two days, and a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

Hell Is Where the Heart Is

Hell Is Where the Heart Is

Dreams and firelight, shadows and rock'n'roll. Late night tales of witchcraft, mystery and desire from battle-scarred survivors of the Love Wars. www.elyssavulpes.com/shows 

Hidden

Hidden

After 13.8 billion years, I've managed to put together some of the things I've been saying on a stage to people (you?) into an hour of comedy. It's late I know. 'Super sharp ... a talent to watch' (Belfast Telegraph)... 

Mr Harris

Mr Harris

Writer on BBC's Shooting Stars and Have I Got News For You. You don't want to die without seeing Mr Harris. You probably don't want to die at all but there's not much that can be done about that... 

Pab, Comedy and Poetry

Pab, Comedy and Poetry

2014's show welcomes you to take a seat and join Pab on a journey inspired by Gorey, Dahl, and Burton. Encounter cruelty, loneliness and revenge coupled with surreal attempts at redemption... 

Joel Dommett: Finding Emo

Joel Dommett: Finding Emo

When Joel (Impractical Jokers, Russell Howard's Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff, MTV News) was 15, he was in a terrible emo band that played one gig. Can he find the members and reunite them for the sake of a stand-up comedy show narrative? The answer is - possibly... 

Eleanor Tiernan - Help the Frigid

Eleanor Tiernan - Help the Frigid

Do people call you uptight? Struggle to lose your inhibitions? Stop! It’s not you, it’s them. Let this featured act from Comedy Central’s Alternative Comedy Experience show you why it’s ok to ignore the absurd demands of so-si-uh-tee... 

Rik Carranza: Charming

Rik Carranza: Charming

During the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Rik was described as ‘charming’ by both BroadwayBaby and reviewing guru Kate Copstick. Find out why with jokes, stories, songs and dinosaurs. The show features songs described as a ‘little immature’ (BroadwayBaby... 

Tricity Vogue: Songs for Swinging Ukuleles

Tricity Vogue: Songs for Swinging Ukuleles

‘Charming, accomplished and thoroughly loveable’ **** (Time Out). Sporting her trusty ukulele, a vintage three-piece suit and a homburg hat, Tricity invites you to share an hour of her trademark musical wit and playfulness in this brand new show of original tunes, banter and mischief... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Ben Mepsted: Middle Class Idiots

Ben Mepsted: Middle Class Idiots

Ben Mepsted is just a guy, like any other guy. He is horribly middle class, went to a nice school and has a totally useless degree. In this show he explores some of the middle class idiots that occupy his mind... 

Together in Electra Dreams - Free

Together in Electra Dreams - Free

Stand-up comedian Clara Electra brings her first ever solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe. In a show full of honesty, cheekiness and energy, she will tell you jokes and tales about love, hedgehogs, her sister Carmen, and much more... 

The Sketch Show That Cannot Be Named for Legal Reasons

The Sketch Show That Cannot Be Named for Legal Reasons

From the tropical rainforests of Cornwall come 10(ish) virile and sexually exhilarating students from Falmouth and Exeter University and their pet giant. Here to make you laugh like a hyena who has just seen another hyena impersonate a third hyena, using a combination of sketches, song, poetry, séance, mime, baking, knitting, time travel, kung-fu and blatant lies we will grind your funny-bones to make our bread... 

Bronston Jones: What Comes Out - Free

Bronston Jones: What Comes Out - Free

‘Let's see what comes out of my mouth’ is something Bronston Jones says before almost every show. Bronston takes a slightly free-form approach to stand-up. Although he carefully crafts a set list of stories and jokes for each show, once he meets the crowd, who knows what will come out... 

Kevin J: The Urban Truth

Kevin J: The Urban Truth

Having played stages from London to Africa, the winner of the Black Tie Comedy Award’s prestigious Best Newcomer gong, star of MTV’s Comedy Funhouse and BBC Radio 1Xtra, Kevin J makes his Fringe debut. 

The Usual Rejects

The Usual Rejects

Join Ben, Lea and Christian for an hour of hilarity! One's happy-go-lucky, one's lucky-go-happy and the other is happy to get lucky! Come see these talented three in action and discover why they're the usual rejects... 

Jamie McCarney - Spermologist

Jamie McCarney - Spermologist

Jamie McCarney has been called a lot of things. Funny...looking, ginger, womble. But when someone dubbed him a spermologist he took exception. Then he googled it. Now it's the name of his show... 

The Irrational Fears of Rillettes

The Irrational Fears of Rillettes

Award-winning newcomer Harriet Kemsley stars in a work in progress. As featured on BBC3’s Comedy Marathon, BBC Radio 1’s Comedy Lounge and Alex Zane's Funny Rotten Scoundrels for London Live... 

Scotland's Referend...uhm?

Scotland's Referend...uhm?

Scotland will make a momentous decision on 18 September this year: yes or no to independence? The vote will affect the rest of the UK and beyond so this show should interest many. Ex-civil servant Dave used to work on policy for the Scottish Government... 

Sy Thomas: Disasterpiece

Sy Thomas: Disasterpiece

A rogue shark terrorises the beach-going community of Amity Island…is the plot of Jaws. However, in this show Sy Thomas, ‘highly enjoyable’ (Time Out), weaves whimsy, woe and wonder for 45 minutes (40 if his confidence falters)... 

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Katy, Tom and Jon return to the Fringe with their sell-out tribute show to the best film of all time. With original songs, cardboard props and lots of love, watch them sing, slime and bust their way through a one-hour interactive tribute to everyone's favourite 80s classic... 

Upstairs Downton: The Improvised Episode

Upstairs Downton: The Improvised Episode

A rip-roaring improvised episode of everyone’s favourite period drama, created entirely from your suggestions. Expect strange stories of subterfuge, greed and spoilt souffles. Daft plot twists, with silly hats and sillier accents... 

Matt Price: The Maryhill Dinosaur

Matt Price: The Maryhill Dinosaur

The Maryhill Dinosaur is the true and heart warming story of a mentally ill man called Arthur who thinks he is a dinosaur. And to be honest, I'm proud of it but I don't really have a sales pitch - it's either the sort of thing you're into, or it's not... 

Ken Crystal Afternoon Showcase

Ken Crystal Afternoon Showcase

Grab a beer, nurse your hangover and relax. This is a fun knockabout hour of stand-up. Imaan Hadchiti, Toby Adams, Stuart Black plus daily guests. (Maybe even the mysterious Ken Crystal)... 

No Strings! An Improvised Comedy Musical...with Puppets!

No Strings! An Improvised Comedy Musical...with Puppets!

When improvisers from critically-acclaimed hits Showstoppers and Austentatious find themselves entangled on the improv stage, only their puppet friends can unravel the tales gagging to be told... 

Jem Brookes: Punusual

Jem Brookes: Punusual

Fresh from Dave's inaugural UK Pun Championships at Leicester Comedy Festival, a show that has no personal revelations or over-arching theme, just lots of silly puns and jokes. ‘Affably natured, so at home that the show seems reminiscent of an embarrassing dad proclaiming his best puns at a party... 

Nathan Cassidy: Date of Death

Nathan Cassidy: Date of Death

Malcolm Hardee Award nominee Nathan pays you £5 to watch his show. With a date of death, he’s giving away everything, and dancing to Phil Collins. ‘Cassidy is a great comedian and if he isn't the Edinburgh Comedy Award winner for 2013 he’ll have you down the bookies next year’ **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Girl on Fire

Girl on Fire

A totes amazeballs show! An endearingly unaware Essex girl, looking to find her place in the world. Clambering through her attempts at success, stardom, love and life in general. A comedy character piece, starkly demonstrating the youth obsession with social status, and celebrity lifestyle... 

Stuart Black – The Crossroads

Stuart Black – The Crossroads

The path of life is full of crossroads. How does anyone make the right moral choice these days? This is a fusion of stand-up comedy, poetic language and storytelling. Stylish and hilarious... 

Surname and Surname: Last Year's Show (But Better)

Surname and Surname: Last Year's Show (But Better)

Paul Foxcroft (everyone’s imaginary friend) and Briony Redman (sitting-room dancer) are doing their hit 2013 sketch show with a couple of new bits to keep each other surprised. Paul (Drifters, E4, Cariad & Paul) and Briony (Monkey Toast UK, Farce Noir) are veteran improvisers who also write things down... 

Carly Smallman: Made in Penge

Carly Smallman: Made in Penge

Penge native and star of ITV2’s Viral Tap presents her follow up show to 2013’s smash hit debut. Not content with appearing at the Hammersmith Apollo or cracking jokes on BBC2’s The Rob Brydon Show, Carly will be appearing in a little room above a pub for a fun and intimate hour of comedy... 

Billy McGuire Ain't Always Honest

Billy McGuire Ain't Always Honest

Stand-up comedy featuring sexual suggestion from the outset, rolling gags and the occasional knob joke. I think I can more or less promise that it won't get too clever for anyone. 

Comedy Monkey

Comedy Monkey

An hour in the company of a unique and often-times challenging solo stand-up comedian. A tale of performing and living a life of comedy. Donald will talk about his adventures and challenges whilst seeking to get his audiences to participate and identify their own inner monkey... 

Freddie Farrell: Lock, Stock and One Joking Farrell

Freddie Farrell: Lock, Stock and One Joking Farrell

Now that Freddie is a family man he is trying his best to be responsible. Unfortunately life has other plans. Plus guest opening act. Free show! ‘Very funny and likeable’ **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Fern Brady and Peter Brush - Free

Fern Brady and Peter Brush - Free

Join two of the UK’s finest emerging talents, Fern Brady (8 out of 10 Cats – ‘Wicked, close to the bone gags’ Stage, ‘Obnoxious, rude, and utterly brilliant’ ThreeWeeks) and Peter Brush (BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2013 – ‘distinctive and eclectic gags... 

Adventures on Air - Free

Adventures on Air - Free

Award-winning comedian James Cook tells the often hilarious, surprising and surreal true story of being the voice between pop records. ‘The most enjoyable hour’ (BBC.co.uk). ‘Well worth tuning in’ (BroadwayBaby... 

Maddy Carrick in Maddy's Carrickters

Maddy Carrick in Maddy's Carrickters

A brand new character comedy show from comedian (KWAT) and improviser Maddy Carrick. Meet a collection of characters who will want to change your life. Forever. ‘Brings joy and darkness to the most sketch-weary soul ... 

Rob Deb 20th Anniversary Edition

Rob Deb 20th Anniversary Edition

Back in June 1994, young, in love with stand up and being a Cosmic Comedy Club semi-finalist, 18-year-old Robin Deb started a voyage of comedy for the next 20 years. This show is an alternative history of the last two decades of stand-up comedy... 

I Have an Idea for a Film

I Have an Idea for a Film

Katy Schutte (Maydays, Who Ya Gonna Call) has an idea for a film that she would like to share with you. She will be all the characters, the cinematography, the sound and the story. You will be the imagination... 

Ahir Shah: Texture

Ahir Shah: Texture

Using lyrical language, emotional frankness and funny jokes, alternative comedian Ahir Shah presents Texture: a stand-up show about moving house, romance, drinking, perception, deer, and other things of that nature... 

Jeff Leach: Fit

Jeff Leach: Fit

BBC3/Big Brother’s Big Mouth presenter Jeff Leach is fit, but fit for what exactly? Esquire’s ‘favourite festival comic’ brings his energetic, refreshingly honest stand-up to the stage after undergoing a lifestyle overhaul... 

Werewolf Erotica, She Wrote

Werewolf Erotica, She Wrote

When a prisoner requested Mathilda Gregory’s werewolf erotica novel, a court had to decide whether her work had enough literary merit to be allowed behind bars. Based on a true story...