Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

Anesti Danelis: Songs for a New World Order

'Anesti Danelis delivers the funny with a hefty side of heart. Not only were his songs expertly composed, the lyrics were freaking hilarious' (MooneyOnTheatre.com). The very woke musical comedian Anesti Danelis presents his delightfully dark collection of witty and ridiculous songs about our absurdly twisted world... 

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

A show about someone who doesn't need to exaggerate the absurdities of his life. Jeffrey Baldinger takes the audience through his life of ridiculous misadventures. The show's narrative focuses on the use of language in every part of the world and how simple phrases can get us in and out of trouble... 

Interruption Show

Interruption Show

The interactive show where Dalia Malek (CKP's Lunchtime Special, Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, Second City Diversity in Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest) and rotating co-hosts interrupt comedians mid-performance to ask burning questions, find out what happened next and dig into backstories of jokes... 

The Late Night Evil Show

The Late Night Evil Show

We all have some evil in us: there is a Mr Hyde to our Dr Jekyll, a yin to our yang, a fig roll to our jaffa cake. Embrace your dark side at the Late Night Evil Show. Come to our evil lair for an hour of horror comedy and cabaret you will never forget... 

Nightmare Fuel

Nightmare Fuel

Caution! Nightmare Fuel contains the following: demon birth, gaslighting, cheerleader intestines and vampire cunnilingus. This is Nightmare Fuel, a brutal clown show that will leave your nipples stiff and your pants drenched... 

Interdependent Woman

Interdependent Woman

Siân's mum is worried about her. So Siân has told her she's a successful stand-up comedian on a cruise ship. This is a show that aims to maintain that lie. A fresh stand-up show about neo-liberalism and being at sea from an avocado-carrying member of the millennial snowflake brigade... 

Risk

Risk

'Free copy of Risk magazine with chocolate biscuits' shout Gabby and Matt at South Kensington Tube station. They also, of course, like chocolate biscuits (who doesn't?!) and intend to keep some for themselves... 

Loose Brie Solve Everything

Loose Brie Solve Everything

In real life, Loose Brie (Martin and Phil) live together in a tiny flat. It can be tough. A lot goes unsaid. In this show, they’re going to solve everything else. The world’s ills... 

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Other Spiffing Personnages

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Other Spiffing Personnages

Ray Fordyce is back again to host a delightful afternoon of comedy and entertainment to brighten any Fringe day. Featuring up to five different acts a day, this show is a must for all Fringe audiences. 

Jon Long – Troubadour

Jon Long – Troubadour

Jon Long (Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite 2016) is out to entertain you and he’ll be using all the tricks of the Troubadour trade. Jokes, songs, stories and singalongs can all be found in this 40-minute work-in-progress show... 

It's a Joke Life

It's a Joke Life

A wonderfully hilarious hour of stand-up comedy by two comedians that have been thrilling audiences throughout Europe with their show It’s A Joke Life. Touching and clever, this performance portrays the "joke" of life from a different perspective... 

Common People

Common People

Janet and Paul are ordinary, common people and very happy with it. They aren’t trying to educate anyone, teach them where they are going wrong or how they should think and if they were, it would be dangerous to listen... 

Corydon Ovium

Corydon Ovium

Part of Laughing Horse Free Festival. This is a new piece of writing, using multimedia and immersive theatre. Corydon Ovium (Latin for clown sheep) explores the anxieties of modern culture... 

Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love and alcohol... 

@JohnLewis: Never Knowingly Undertweeted

@JohnLewis: Never Knowingly Undertweeted

John Lewis is a computer scientist, father of four, social liberal, atheist, and not a retail store. John Lewis is also a chain of high-end UK department stores. Unfortunately for both Johns Lewis (no relation), the Twitter handle @johnlewis belongs to the former... 

LoveHard: Murdered by Murder

LoveHard: Murdered by Murder

LoveHard return to the Fringe after their award-winning 2016 show House On The Hill with a new comic offering that is literally the best of both the theatre and comedy worlds. A show unparalleled in comedy writing and delivery, the question only remains – what can’t they do?Every now and again you will dig up one of these hidden gems, the sort of show that makes you excited about the Fringe again... 

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). 

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... 

Sensitive Bricks and the Cement of Time

Sensitive Bricks and the Cement of Time

Six award-winning clowns, characters, and comedians all show off, separately. But which ones shared a womb? Featuring Julia Masli, Luke Rollason, Christian Brighty, Louise Reay, and The Duncan Brothers... 

Carabet

Carabet

Carabet is a light escapist comedy show coming to the Fringe fresh from gigs all over Europe. This trio of Gaulier trained performers use clown, physical comedy, improvisation and music to create a beautiful, unique and anarchic world of cake-scoffing, grass-cutting, toe-balancing characters... 

Comedy With a Colourblind Dyslexic Geordie Who Also Has Other Aliments

Comedy With a Colourblind Dyslexic Geordie Who Also Has Other Aliments

The alternative stand-up Sean Turner has natural comedic instincts that lead him to areas most comics wouldn’t ever find themselves. Immensely original, fans of Reeves and Mortimer-style effervescence are in for a real treat with this very special act... 

Nasty Women on the Fringe – Sajeela Kershi and Friends

Nasty Women on the Fringe – Sajeela Kershi and Friends

Did you support the #WomensMarch? The only place to march this August is down to this female-led show! A rotating line-up of talented, award-winning, critically acclaimed guests, they're the 'nastiest' women performing at the Fringe this year... 

The Idiot's Guide to Kink

The Idiot's Guide to Kink

Want to spice up your love life? Not sure what S&M stands for? Fifty Shades of Grey made you angry and confused? Never fear! Ros Ballinger is here to guide you through the weird, wonderful world of beginner's BDSM... 

Generation Hummus

Generation Hummus

Brilliantly observed jokes and odd stories from a feral comedy mind. Simon Jablonski launches a probing needle into the eye of Generation Hummus – grab a bread stick and dip into his bland new world. 

Kev's Komedy Klub

Kev's Komedy Klub

Stand-up comedy from the stars and creators of the underground-award winning Festival Fringe hit Kev's Komedy Kitchen. Each show will feature a special guest headline act. 'Slickness and sheer talent' (Time Out)... 

Aatif Nawaz: The Last Laugh

Aatif Nawaz: The Last Laugh

After Muslims Do It Five Times A Day and Aatificial Intelligence, Aatif Nawaz returns to the Fringe to have The Last Laugh. 'His intelligent observations will have you choking with laughter' (HuffingtonPost... 

How to Suffer Better

How to Suffer Better

After catching her fiancé screwing her friend, Celeste reads under a Snapple bottle cap: ‘We can't stop ourselves from suffering, but we can learn how to suffer better’. Mystified, she seeks out fellow sufferers to assist her in decoding the message... 

Americana Psychobabble

Americana Psychobabble

A delirious investigation of American violence, emptiness and nonsense. Responding to a photograph of fingernails painted with the American flag and developed doing absurdist stand-up and anti-Trump work across the US and Mexico, Americana Psychobabble helps us understand how we got into this ugly mess... 

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison. Comedian. Winner. Join award-winning comedian James Bennison as he challenges you to play every single game show from the past 30 years to win the James Bennison Trophy of Winning... 

Kara Sevda

Kara Sevda

Nuclear winter has descended upon the globe. The last train out of Paris is boarding. But not everyone will be drawn in the lottery. When Celia and Rhys find themselves awaiting the lottery results on the same bench, they strike up a challenging acquaintance amidst falling bombs and a nameless war, asking the question ‘what kind of world do we live in now... 

Bob Blackman's Tray

Bob Blackman's Tray

“The Tribute Act To The Act With No Act”has solved a problem that dogs all but the most innovate of performers: why bother making the effort to come up with something new when in all likelihood it’s been done better already? The Bob ‘The Tray’ Blackman Appreciation Society thankfully returns to Edinburgh for another year, bringing with it its unique brand of light entertainment-infused, highbrow silliness... 

The Ukeladeez – Gin Bunnies Free Festival

The Ukeladeez – Gin Bunnies Free Festival

Two ladies who like tea, cake, gin and playing ukulele. We live together, own a fat blind cat and wear comfortable shoes. Yes, The White Stripes of the ukulele scene – are they/aren't they? We are... 

Champion of Comedy

Champion of Comedy

Self-proclaimed “Champion of Comedy” Rob Mulholland tells all in this hilarious stand-up show. He is unflinchingly real and open with the audience, talking on relationships, suicide attempts, and the taste of his own “jizz... 

Wayne Carter Teaches You to Be Fabulous

Wayne Carter Teaches You to Be Fabulous

The word “fabulous” is defined as being extraordinary and wonderful, and having no basis in reality. However, it’s a genuine stretch to describe Australian Wayne Carter as mythical – even if he’s a burly guy in a dress, ready to lip-sync and do some burlesque – given he’s performing in the basement of one of Edinburgh’s less notable bars... 

Fat Head and the Big Dog

Fat Head and the Big Dog

Fat Head and the Big Dog is a stand-up comedy show by Northern Ireland’s fast-rising comedians Aaron McCann and Dave Elliott. Performing separately the show will cover the trials and tribulations of life, with Aaron chronicling what young people experience today and most importantly, things that annoy him... 

Beach Hunks: Very Handsome

Beach Hunks: Very Handsome

Raucous melancholy! Human failure! A whole bunch of jokes! Strong and kind sketch group Beach Hunks are proud to present their debut hour of crushingly absurd comedy. Watch as these chiselled musclemen ask the age-old question: is there more to life than being very handsome? (The answer is no)... 

Aatif Nawaz: Aatificial Intelligence

Aatif Nawaz: Aatificial Intelligence

Aatif follows up his acclaimed Muslims Do it 5 Times a Day show with a loud and hilarious assault on irresponsible journalism. 'A man with big ambitions – this is brave, important comedy' (ThreeWeeks)... 

This Is Our Summer Holiday

This Is Our Summer Holiday

This Is Our Summer Holiday: Saskia Preston and Sophie Henderson are using up every day of their annual holiday allowance to do their jokes for you. There's mention of love, sex, awkward encounters and ragu... 

Puppet Fiction

Puppet Fiction

Everybody be cool, this is a mother*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached. The award-winning cult show from New Zealand returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with more miniature madness and mayhem... 

Amazing (Probably)

Amazing (Probably)

Sid's the best comic you haven't heard of, which is saying a lot, because you haven't heard of a lot of comics. After you see his show, he'll be the best comic you have heard of. But honestly, who cares? What are you, some sort of comedy expert? No? Come to his show regardless... 

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Casual Acquaintances

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Casual Acquaintances

After a gap year, Ray Fordyce is back to host an afternoon of entertainment and comedy treats. Featuring a host of comedians and performers from all over the world, this is a perfect opportunity to see some of the best talent the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has to offer... 

Hey Fat Roland! Forty Minutes of Idiot

Hey Fat Roland! Forty Minutes of Idiot

Spoken word behemoth Fat Roland mixes deadpan comedy and surreal stories with wonderfully odd illustrations. Imagine Johnny Vegas devouring Stewart Lee. On a depressed rollercoaster... 

Loose Brie Filling My Tin, With Loose Brie, Phil and Martin

Loose Brie Filling My Tin, With Loose Brie, Phil and Martin

From the team that brought you Winfamy, 'bizarre and brilliant' **** (EdFringeReview.com), 'a true pleasure' **** (ThreeWeeks). Phil and Martin have given up their jobs to perform comedy together... 

Flo & Joan: Victory Flaps

Flo & Joan: Victory Flaps

'The tightest, smartest musical comedy show I’ve ever seen' (PhillySketchfest.com). Victory Flaps is the brand new show from British musical comedy duo on the rise, and sisters, Flo & Joan (Nicola and Rosie Dempsey)... 

Lynch: Improvised Plays in the Style of David Lynch – Free

Lynch: Improvised Plays in the Style of David Lynch – Free

Enter a world with its veil drawn back, where good and evil battle in darkly hilarious style. Enter a world where everyday emotions run higher than even a midday soap opera can deliver... 

Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal

Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal

Sajeela Kershi is firmly sat on the fence. Being brought up in a Muslim family, but still doubtful about Allah’s existence, it seems that the only thing that Kershi is sure is that she’s one hundred percent agnostic... 

Kelly Ford's Kapers

Kelly Ford's Kapers

Kelly Ford's Kapers is a one-woman comedy character and sketch showcase, made to entertain, amuse and put some chortle in your cheeks. 

Devious Comments

Devious Comments

People really do say some weird things on social media. Devious Comments, a clever and funny show by the Edinburgh-based theatre company Existential Fridge, aims to poke fun at this by basing its entire script on comments posted on DeviantArt, an online social community for artists... 

Jesus Camp: The Musical Comedy

Jesus Camp: The Musical Comedy

British Exist Theatre Company admit that they sometimes embrace challenging and provocative subjects. They’re not wrong. Their newly created musical, Jesus Camp: The Comedy Musical, exposes, challenges and satirises in no short measure the uniquely American phenomenon of vacation-time residential Christian camps... 

Hurt and Anderson: Sketchbombs

Hurt and Anderson: Sketchbombs

In Sketchbombs, Georgina Hurt and Laura Anderson take one of the cornerstones of the British entertainment tradition – the comedy double-act – and give it a fresh and invigorating twist... 

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday...

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday...

Improvised stories, with a big heart. Love it or loathe it, you can't escape family. Much like Christmas. Join the You, Me and Monkey troupe as they embrace all things festive and create a show built around your memories... 

Ettieboo's Cabaret Boonanza – Free

Ettieboo's Cabaret Boonanza – Free

Ettieboo (Ria Lina) presents the best value cabaret money can buy! Each show is different, with a line-up comprised of the best, brightest, and most beautiful acts participating at the Fringe... 

Comedy With a Colour-Blind Dyslexic Geordie

Comedy With a Colour-Blind Dyslexic Geordie

Sean Turner, alternative stand-up comedian, is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for his second solo Fringe show. Comedy With a Colour-Blind Dyslexic Geordie is a mad hour of stand-up comedy... 

Failure

Failure

They say write what you know so Jake Bourke wrote about being a failure. And he wants you to be one too. Learn why getting it wrong is right, an F is good for you and how to fail. 

Joby Mageean – Billy No Immune System

Joby Mageean – Billy No Immune System

Joby Mageean uses comedy as a coping mechanism to deal with all his real problems in life, such as an awful disease which left him with no immune system, a lack of money and other quandaries... 

The Wild Card Kitty Show

The Wild Card Kitty Show

In this solo show, Wild Card Kitty presents a compendium of character comedy based chicanery, transforming into different artistes from around the globe showing off their special skills... 

Rotating Bill

Rotating Bill

Rotating Bill is an ever-changing compilation of comics, each of whom has honed their own particular sense of humour into a series of easy-to-manage, hilariously-timed chunks. From the deadpan delivery of Tom Keefe (Chortle Student Comedy semi-finalist) to the unstoppably inspirational Stanley Brooks, (winner of both Beat the Frog and The Comedy Store's King Gong) there's always something different on the bill... 

Perfectly Goddamned Delightful

Perfectly Goddamned Delightful

Peter Strong and Dan Fardell share an hour set at The Newsroom, titled Perfectly Goddamned Delightful after a Charles Crumb quotation, as Strong explains in his three minute Broadway Baby interview... 

Hannah and Barri: Telly Box

Hannah and Barri: Telly Box

Telly Box is a difficult show to describe: a bombardment of amusing ideas and parodies that take the form of a Sunday morning television show. The schedule includes reimaginings of Take Me Out, Made In Chelsea and a 6D extravaganza to finish, all compered by the two hosts... 

Three Shot Mockery

Three Shot Mockery

Three Shot Mockery is a fine way to spend an hour of precious festival time. Compared by the very likeable Joby Mageean, what makes this Free Fringe stand up display stand out is that it acts as a showcase for comedians in the embryonic stages of their careers... 

Paperclips

Paperclips

Warning: This show contains blatant sexual references and some silly racial stereotypes.When the audience entered there was an abundance of energy despite it being a free afternoon show, but as time went on it was clear some people were becoming offended rather than laughing... 

Finding Me (Take Me As I Am) - Free

Finding Me (Take Me As I Am) - Free

Carol Robson is a wonderwoman. As a Yorkshire-bred sixty-something who’s lived most of her life as a man and underwent gender reassignment surgery that nearly killed her, it’s unsurprising that she believes in previous lives and guardian angels... 

Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

Chris is on the precipice of an existential crisis. He’s just moved to a new country, he doesn’t speak a word of the language, and to top it all off his new Spanish tutor is an alcoholic lion... 

La Niña Barro

La Niña Barro

Nothing more natural than clay and water to give shape to woman and understand that her, like Earth, was once young and brave, strong and unbreakable, old and tired, weak and broken... 

Hurt and Anderson: Bringing Sketchy Back

Hurt and Anderson: Bringing Sketchy Back

Hurt & Anderson are bringing sketchy back. (Yep!) Those other sketch shows don't know how to act. This show will be full of sketchiness, comedy songs and George Osborne abuse. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to a woman's magazine, or explored the tragic subtext of Thomas the Tank Engine? 'These girls could be the next Mitchell and Webb' **** (ThreeWeeks). 

Scotsman and Irishman Walk Inde a Bar

Scotsman and Irishman Walk Inde a Bar

You've heard the one about the Irishman and the Scotsman walk into a bar before... Duncan and Sean will be a Scots and Irishman in a bar but this time it's war. 

About 2.5% Ginger Comedy Showcase - Free

About 2.5% Ginger Comedy Showcase - Free

This year will be the biggest year ever for Ginger Ale Comedy as we relaunch the show in partnership with some of Scotland's best emerging promoters, who run both established stand-up nights, which have given birth to many comedians who are well-known on the Scottish circuit, and also some of Scotland's newest shows which have taken the comedy scene by storm since their recent inception and have played to many packed audiences... 

MommAutism - A Love Story

MommAutism - A Love Story

MommAutism is one-woman show about raising a son with autism. Funny and subversively educational, the show was created to highlight issues most parents of autistic children have to deal with and explain repeatedly in stressful one-on-one situations... 

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret

After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, Death Ray Cabaret returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with more fast-paced songs and break-neck banter. Silly, dark and delightful, come celebrate human life as we knew it with hilarious songs and characters...