Laura Davis – Cake in the Rain

Laura Davis – Cake in the Rain

Australian comedian Laura Davis makes her Edinburgh Fringe debut after a stand-up career ten years strong, and her experience shows in her show Cake In The Rain. We are welcomed into the intimate venue with her on stage casually scrolling through her iPhone to play us music, silently nodding along with the occasional small smile for her audience... 

The Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol

The Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol

I know what you’re thinking: Love alcohol? You’ll love this show. Hate alcohol? You'll hate this show. Thankfully, this is not the case. Join Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham as they bring you on a liquid journey that is as thirst-inducing as it is thirst-quenching, as entertaining as it is informative, and as appealing for teetotallers as it is alcohol connoisseurs... 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first against our responsibility as a society towards children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring BAFTA award-winning actress Monica Dolan (W1A, Appropriate Adult, The Witness For The Prosecution), explores how far one mum will go to give her child what she wants... 

Joan

Joan

There are moments of brilliance in this one-person-variety-show, but Joan's intriguing idea is let down by lack of critical editing. Joan reimagines the story of Joan d’Arc, famous 15th century peasant girl who claimed to have visions of Saint Catherine, and who defied gender norms by leading the French army... 

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Richard from The Carpenters used to be on top of the world looking down on creation, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now, he's back at the piano once more in this razor-sharp tragicomedy that takes you on the ultimate ticket to ride... 

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Anglichanka is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the USSR in the 90s and going back as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. In this show, find out about gay rights and censorship in Russia, the consequences of drinking hardcore vodka, studying opera and using outdoor loos in -20 temperatures, and see how Russia has changed since the 90s... 

Denim: World Tour

Denim: World Tour

It's pop in a dazzling new costume. It's drag as you've never experienced before. Drag supergroup Denim are hitting Edinburgh on their one-stop world tour. Revel in Denim's unique brand of explosive pop in their hotly-anticipated Edinburgh debut... 

Indian Kaleidoscope

Indian Kaleidoscope

Blind Spots, an Indian Kaleidoscope, is a devised production staged by the students of Delhi University and depicts the life of a people, narrates different aspects of a history and explores cultures through a merger of different schools of music, dance and theatre... 

Tom Neenan: Attenborough

Tom Neenan: Attenborough

A thoroughly enjoyable romp through David Attenborough’s imagined early adventures. Tom Neenan plays the character of young Attenborough on his first quest as a documentarian for the BBC - out on the search for the legendary Big Foot... 

Nick Cody: On Fire

Nick Cody: On Fire

Nick Cody returns for his third year at the Fringe after successes with Beard Game Strong and Come Get Some. For those acquainted with Cody you’ll be pleased to hear he hasn’t grown up at all, and is back with more vegan rants and one-beer-too-many tales... 

Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Magnificent Bastard Productions have become a hit at the Fringe throughout the last few years with their productions of Shit-Faced Shakespeare. They have since spawned some equally as unpredictable offspring, including this year’s Shit-Faced Showtime Presents: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz!The premise is simple: 5 classically-trained musical theatre performers set out to perform The Wizard Of Oz, but one of them is, predictably, shit-faced... 

Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine

Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine

Rhys Nicholson announces his entrance by welcoming us to this ‘sold-out bring an imaginary friend show.’ It's representative of Nicholson’s neurotic combination of self-deprecation and self-inflation, and the audience already loves it... 

Elf Lyons: Swan

Elf Lyons: Swan

After 2016’s slightly disappointing Pelican, Elf Lyons returns to the Fringe this year with a comic masterpiece that elucidates her status as a master of the alternative form. Based on Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, her retelling involves shambolic props and costumes, audience participation, left-wing ideologies and a purposefully dodgy French/English hybrid accent/language which logically should have been grating but instead added to the charm, especially in the few instances when she briefly broke character to deliver the odd cheeky line... 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Amy Annette: What Women Want

A panel of comedians discuss everyone's favourite topic – women. With different guests each day, join Amy (co-editor of critically acclaimed I Call Myself A Feminist) in conversation with her more famous comedy friends... 

Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema is a very special kind of company. They are a performance collective specialising in live shadow puppetry. Watching Manual Cinema is an experience and Lula Del Ray is absolutely beautiful... 

Ian Smith: Snowflake

Ian Smith: Snowflake

Perhaps you thought, as admittedly I did, that Ian Smith’s 2017 show title was making some kind of reference to the much used and abused colloquial term for “special snowflake” millennials... 

Games and After Liverpool by James Saunders

Games and After Liverpool by James Saunders

Thought-provoking theatre and assured acting are on offer at this show, which is split into two plays, both written by the late playwright James Saunders, a one-time mentor to Tom Stoppard... 

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's twisted tale. Two performers dismember the process of adaptation by reimagining a macabre classic with the cheekiest of glints in their eyes... 

Al Porter in Campus Maximus

Al Porter in Campus Maximus

This outrageously talented 23-year-old Irishman shot to Fringe fame last year with an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and bookings on McIntyre's Big Show, Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats... 

John Bishop: Winging It (Warm Up)

John Bishop: Winging It (Warm Up)

Comedy superstar John Bishop is returning to Fringe with a brand new work in progress show Winging It. ‘Unimprovable... comedy superstar’ ****(Daily Telegraph). John Bishop has had an incredible career... 

Brothers

Brothers

Performing to a deservedly sold out crowd, this piece aims to start a conversation with its audience about a topic that is too often neglected. Brothers explores issues of mental health and masculinity in a contemporary, engaging style... 

Hans: Mein Camp

Hans: Mein Camp

Certain thoughts are inevitable when you hear the title Hans: Mein Camp, and the chances are they will probably be accurate. Bursting onto the stage adorned in Lycra and communism, Hans will unashamedly take you through an hour-long banquet of unapologetic cabaret-cum-world-dominance, pausing only for you to praise him and his immense talent... 

The Unmarried

The Unmarried

The Unmarried is an original piece of writing making its Fringe debut. It is a spoken word play about a cocky, brash London woman named Luna who is navigating her way from nights out and one night stands to adulthood and long-term relationships... 

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians

I’m guilty of being a magic sceptic. The scale of the trick has to be so awe-inspiring that I’m left stupefied for months before I will give it any kudos. What makes Morgan & West unique is their ability to considerately intertwine humour and magic and it is this, and not the tricks alone, that creates the real magic... 

Hot Gay Time Machine

Hot Gay Time Machine

Gays. Music. Dance. Comedy. (Lack of) Talent. Lights. Camera. Action. Join Zak and Toby as they take you on an extravagaynza of outrageous dances, hilarious comedy and mind-blowing original songs that will blow your minds... 

Aditi Mittal: Global Village Idiot

Aditi Mittal: Global Village Idiot

All the way from India, Aditi’s Edinburgh debut explores how her place in our global village makes her feel she belongs nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Confusing for someone who’s always been the village idiot, no matter how global it is... 

Wil Greenway: These Trees the Autumn Leaves Alone

Wil Greenway: These Trees the Autumn Leaves Alone

She's not a ghost. He could just say hello to her, but he has a better idea. A knock-out new show from an underground icon of the Fringe. 'One of the most masterful storytellers I have ever seen... 

Tom Skelton: Blind Man's Bluff

Tom Skelton: Blind Man's Bluff

Join visionary character comedy maverick Tom Skelton on a wild gallop through the history of blindness and his own sight loss. The most famous VIPs (Visually Impaired People), from Samson to Stevie Wonder, tell their tales in this blindingly riotous one-man romp... 

Margarita Dreams

Margarita Dreams

Dave is on the beach, in Mexico, drinking margaritas. He drifts off... into a whirl of absurdities. Cross-dressing, phone-induced paranoia, a four-way divorce, a spirit-reading summoning a flasher, String Theory explained, the modern technology-addled brain (with robotic legs), a very strange romance, disappointed parents – and finally, a riot at the Shy People's Encounter Group, ending harmoniously in disco therapy... 

Athena Kugblenu: KMT

Athena Kugblenu: KMT

Tired of the conventions of both the left and right, KMT – acronym for the Caribbean Patois expression 'kiss mi teeth', a mouth gesture used to show annoyance – is a debut hour that finds a new way to talk about politics, class, race and identity at a time both ends of the political spectrum couldn't be any further apart... 

Maddy Anholt – Herselves

Maddy Anholt – Herselves

Character comedian Maddy Anholt returns following five-star sell-outs at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Soho Theatre with a brand spanking new and hilarious hour that delves into her surreal and sparkly world of outlandish characters... 

Salt Water: A Comedy Show

Salt Water: A Comedy Show

Bracing maritime sketch show from Eggbox Comedy. The docklands. A land with one soggy foot in the sea. Enter a parallel world of salt spray and foaming ales, dockhands and smugglers... 

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Did you know that when you go through a break-up you become 25% uglier? Newly single and living in the trendy part of town, Tamar is nervous about leaving the house. How do you become a strong, independent woman when your confidence deserts you and you’re too busy dodging hipsters, envying gym girls and just trying to keep body hair under control? Award-winning musical comedy about re-discovering your awesome-ness and embracing life without a filter... 

Abigail's Party – Comedy Cabaret

Abigail's Party – Comedy Cabaret

Comedy Cabaret hosted by 'supremely talented comic' (Time Out) Abigail Burdess and her glamorous assistant Dave! Abigail wrote for the BAFTA-winning That Mitchell and Webb Look and Tracey Ullman's Show! Dave can't read! Abigail and Dave invite you to a fabulous comedy shindig of songs, characters and competitions... 

Tom Goodliffe's Coffee Run

Tom Goodliffe's Coffee Run

Do you like coffee? Award-winning comedian Tom Goodliffe likes it so much he accepted a challenge: visit all the cafes on the London Specialty Coffee Map... in one day! Succeed and his wife would buy him coffee for the year... 

Sooz on Film

Sooz on Film

Love films? So, does Sooz Kempner (Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, Funny Women Variety Award winner) in a brand-new stand-up show about how great movies can change your entire life... 

Panilla Ice Ice Baby

Panilla Ice Ice Baby

Pernilla is a Norwegian on a journey through her past. Join her as she reflects on being a foreigner, running away and not owning a cow... and most importantly, how she has learnt to stop, collaborate and listen! 

Georgie Morrell: The Morrell High Ground

Georgie Morrell: The Morrell High Ground

Georgie's got 99 problems but disability is basically the main one. 'Remarkable comic' (LondonPubTheatres.com). Can disability finally bring sexy back? Can Georgie save the NHS? Are NHS doctors hotter than private ones?! Why can't disability be mega LOLz? Taking you through her bizarre and hilarious journey, find out how Georgie sees disability through her one eye! Georgie Morrell is a half-blind comedian whose four-star first show, A Poke in the Eye, has been up and down the country and transferred to the Soho Theatre... 

Sean Kelly: Sold Your Way!

Sean Kelly: Sold Your Way!

Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer star of Storage Hunters. He's led a crazy life... be prepared to learn a hell of a lot more about his unusual story in this raw and funny show... 

Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle

'Modern comedy? We owe it all to one man' (Chortle.co.uk). The Godfather of alternative comedy returns to the Fringe for the second time in 37 years with a brand-new show. Alexei's varied career spans work as comic, novelist, actor and columnist... 

The Sean Kelly Chat Show

The Sean Kelly Chat Show

Sean Kelly is the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer star of Storage Hunters. See another side of him in this very special live chat show. Come and see Sean show off his quick-fire wit with different guests every day from the worlds of TV, comedy, music and theatre... 

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!

Bigger, bolder and more brilliant than before! Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a brand-new marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old and everyone in-between! Expect the unexpected, believe the unbelievable, but do not dare miss the unmissable Morgan and West! As seen on The Next Great Magician (ITV), Penn & Teller: Fool Us (ITV) and The Slammer (CBBC)... 

Anne Edmonds: No Offence, None Taken

Anne Edmonds: No Offence, None Taken

No offence guys, but Anne 'Eddo' Edmonds is recognised as one of Australia's most exciting comedians. None taken? As seen in ABC’s Have You Been Paying Attention? and this year will star in her own ABC TV show The Edge of the Bush... 

John Lynn: Woke Up

John Lynn: Woke Up

John Lynn was on top of the world. Film offers had started coming in and he was finally finding his feet on the London property ladder. John felt invincible, but his body had other ideas... 

Wil Greenway: The Way the City Ate the Stars

Wil Greenway: The Way the City Ate the Stars

The best shows at the Edinburgh Fringe are the unexpected ones. Every now and then you find something a little special in a small, packed and sweaty room somewhere. Wil Greenway is back at the Festival with his new show The Way the City Ate the Stars... 

No Horizon

No Horizon

Anyone wandering around central Edinburgh this festival will likely have noticed the large billboards and posters advertising No Horizon, a new musical of Broadway styled proportions, to the point of being dubbed as “The Yorkshire Les Mis” by Radio 1’s Chris Evans... 

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

The Impromptunes take the first suggestion by the audience and make a musical out of it. And it can be a really silly suggestion. What more to say of it? You won’t be able to see the same thing as I did, unless someone suggests ‘Dancers on Stilts’ again... 

The Starship Osiris

The Starship Osiris

Akin to a sort of Galaxy Quest on stage, The Starship Osiris is a non-stop comedic spoof space romp. It follows the adventures of the crew led by Captain Harrison, a starship Captain in the truest traditions of Star Trek’s Kirk, if Kirk was a member of Spinal Tap... 

Dear Home Office

Dear Home Office

An appeal to those in power, uniquely created and performed by a group of unaccompanied, young refugee men from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Somalia and Albania. Playing versions of themselves on stage, they show the challenges they are facing now – navigating immigration interviews, age assessments, the first day at college, buying winter coats and learning to live alongside each other in Local Authority Care... 

Princes of Main: Cool

Princes of Main: Cool

Princes of Main return with another sketch show chock-a-block with odd characters, witty one liners and silliness. It’s all tied together on the vague theme of how to be cool and when I say vague I mean almost nonexistent... 

JOAN

JOAN

Put your drinks down and your hands together, all the way from Domremy in France (via Soho and 600 years) it's JOAN! An earthy story of courage, conviction, hope, survival and love, this is Joan of Arc – the world's first drag king? Packed with guts, heart (and some well placed couscous), JOAN fuses lyrical new writing with drag king cabaret... 

Tracy

Tracy

Workplace drama can become pretty intense. There’s competition, romance, team building activities, promotions and middle management, all in balance along with getting on with the actual job... 

Royal Vauxhall

Royal Vauxhall

With a script and songs by Desmond O’Connor, this new musical tells the tale of the legendary night that TV superstar, Kenny Everett and rock god, Freddie Mercury dressed Lady Diana, Princess of Wales as a man and smuggled her into notorious London gay venue The Royal Vauxhall Tavern... 

Shit-Faced Showtime

Shit-Faced Showtime

It’s not too likely that a straight production of The Pirates of Penzance would garner that wide an audience at the Fringe – a Gilbert and Sullivan musical isn’t the most buzz-worthy of shows at this international festival that favours the weird... 

Alex Kealy is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Alex Kealy is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Joining the ranks of slightly nerdy comedians who primarily joke about their non-existent sex lives, So You Think You’re Funny finalist Alex Kealy is a safe bet for some well-thought out stand-up... 

Villain

Villain

In a darkly comic, brutally honest and extremely current piece of new writing, Martin Murphy depicts the life of one woman who is striving to make a difference in the world. This is a one-woman show which starts at the end and works its way back to the beginning, twisting and turning as it portrays the life of a woman who graduates with a degree in fashion and attempts to make a life for herself on the busy streets of London... 

The Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks

The Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks

The Thinking Drinkers are back at the Fringe and this year they’re serving up a whistle stop tour of the world’s boozy traditions, mixing up a cocktail of historical facts, filthy innuendos and free drinks... 

The D-List

The D-List

Shrapnel theatre’s new Fringe show The D-List attempts to address the issues of celebrity and fame in the modern day world of Twitter, reality TV and a culture that idolises those who seem to do nothing but embarrass themselves on the Internet... 

Saturday Night Forever

Saturday Night Forever

I’ve left theatres in all sorts of states from elation to depression, anger to jubilation, in tears and totally numb. I left Saturday Night Forever marginally moved and totally frustrated... 

Karen Hobbs: Tumour Has It

Karen Hobbs: Tumour Has It

There’s a specific challenge involved when reviewing autobiographical shows surrounding horrendous personal suffering, in this case performer Karen Hobbs’ diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer... 

Tom Neenan: Vaudeville

Tom Neenan: Vaudeville

Tom Neenan appears to be making his way through the genres with his one-man/many characters shows: Edwardian ghost story in 2014, and 1950s-styled British science fiction thriller last year... 

Cut

Cut

As you enter the white clinical looking surroundings of a backroom in the medical quad of the Underbelly you are greeted by a Stepford smiling woman who calmly leads you to your seats and explains the rules you will have to abide while you watch the show... 

Chris Stokes – The Man Delusion

Chris Stokes – The Man Delusion

Six and a half stone of vegan fury. That’s how Chris Stokes sums himself up in a few words. In fact, Stokes’ onstage manner is anything but furious, and he doesn’t even weight six and a half stone (he admits he’s really ten, although that’s still pathetic apparently)... 

Colin Cloud: Exposé

Colin Cloud: Exposé

At last year’s Fringe, Colin Cloud packed out the house with his show Kills where, amongst the baffling displays of supernatural prowess, he killed and resurrected an audience member onstage... 

Christian Talbot: C60

Christian Talbot: C60

A near universal truth about comics is that they will bear some sort of emotional scars from their childhood. In Christian Talbot’s case, it was in response to being made perform in front of his family various Osmond family-esque pop tunes... 

Geoff Norcott: Conswervative

Geoff Norcott: Conswervative

Geoff Norcott, as he points out quite early on in his set, has not been seen on television. On the face of it, this is a real shame; he's photogenic enough, and has the kind of sharp-witted jokes that would go down well on screen... 

Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Tracey.

Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Tracey.

I’ve been mulling over more scholarly words to describe Neal Portenza and his show, but I honestly cannot fight the urge to call it batshit. Utter batshit, but as an art form. Portenza is one of the best surreal comedians I’ve seen in a long time, unrivalled in his realm for such a bizarre and self-derailing and smoothly put-together hour of absurdist humour... 

Paper Hearts the Musical

Paper Hearts the Musical

It’s always exciting to witness the world premiere of new writing, especially when it’s a British born production. Writer and producer of Paper Hearts the Musical, Liam O’Rafferty certainly has a lot to be proud of here... 

Poena 5X1

Poena 5X1

How can hell be liberal and forgiveness be punishment? Contradictions like these are part of the challenge of this provocative piece of writing and performance.The premise is simple, if you buy it: we are listening to a report on a drug that has been developed as a “humane” punishment or deterrent... 

Holly Burn: I Am Special

Holly Burn: I Am Special

It’s a struggle to review Holly Burn. It’s a struggle to articulate what just happened, who she is, what she does, whether it’s funny, or whether there’s a point to it at all... 

Dyer and Whitney's Supercalifragilisticexpialisketchshow

Dyer and Whitney's Supercalifragilisticexpialisketchshow

The best kept secret in comedy Dyer and Whitney are back with their unique, original and hilarious character comedy sketches and songs! You have never seen a sketch like it. A talented duo performing inside but mostly outside the box, if you want #comedygold... 

Amée Smith: Relax, It's Not About You

Amée Smith: Relax, It's Not About You

She put her hopes and dreams on hold supporting him and helping him achieve his. It's taken heartbreak to see, but she can do anything she sets her mind to. Starting with things he said he wanted (why the hell not?)... 

Good Kids: On Tap

Good Kids: On Tap

Good Kids are back, and this time they've had a few. Join the fresh-faced Brummie boys for an hour down the local and a barrel full of laughs. If you've ever made a friend in the pub, then this is the show for you... 

Patrick Melton: My Least Favorite Everything

Patrick Melton: My Least Favorite Everything

American comedian Patrick Melton (Comedy Central, VH1, Spike) debuts at the Fringe, feverishly deconstructing his ongoing frustrations with life, love and losing out. Moments of silliness combine with punches of comedic truth to examine everything from common hopes and fears to our unrealistic expectations in relationships... 

Sooz Kempner – Queen

Sooz Kempner – Queen

Queen has been the soundtrack to Funny Women Variety Award winner Sooz Kempner's entire life. With music that epic and triumphant scoring her every move, how does she consistently end up as one of life's losers? The music of Queen combines with original comedy songs and tragically hopeful stand-up... 

Jenny Collier: Jen-Hur

Jenny Collier: Jen-Hur

Debut hour from multi award-winning Welsh stand-up. Jenny Collier is back with her epic-est show yet, Jen-Hur. Jenny is a regular on BBC Radio Wales, has written for the News Quiz on BBC Radio 4 as well as Huffington Post, the Independent and Glamour... 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West return to unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyperreality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea (sadly there are no actual mountains or trucks on stage during the show, Mr West simply would not have them)... 

Alix in Wundergarten

Alix in Wundergarten

Fresh from Cardiff's The Other Room, difficult|stage bring their unique and highly acclaimed brand of theatre and comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 'We are all monkeys vying for status! A group of actors... 

2061

2061

The year is 2061 and Tom Skelton is dead. This is the strange history of the intervening 45 years, as Tom's unborn son takes you on a masterful Orwellian odyssey. A cartel of characters emerges in this absurd and compelling one-man romp, from troubled troubadours to despotic political leaders, as we find out how we'll get here... 

Joe Fairbrother's Power Hour

Joe Fairbrother's Power Hour

Power yourself up with a cult Edinburgh favourite. Join Joe for a fun-filled hour that's part stand-up, part film and part chat. Essentially, it's Spielberg meets Kilroy. But without the unsavoury politics of Kilroy... 

Switch: A Sketch Show

Switch: A Sketch Show

...And another one begins. Every sketch in Switch will start in exactly the same position as the previous one finished; performers may switch places and props may switch hands, but the flow of bodily geography will continue uninterrupted... 

Masud Milas: Routes

Masud Milas: Routes

Looking as fly as a Blaxploitation cop and picked by Time Out as ‘one to watch’, Masud Milas has quickly become an exciting new act emerging on the UK comedy circuit. This plucky comic, with a weird-ass accent, graces the stage with his debut show about growing up on up the other side of the world and coming home to find it’s just as bizarre here too... 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2015: Love Handles

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2015: Love Handles

I’m not entirely sure where the title of the show came from, as love handles are never mentioned or a part of any of the sketches that The Cambridge Footlights perform but, frankly, it doesn’t matter... 

Patrick Morris: Fairly Premature Bucket List

Patrick Morris: Fairly Premature Bucket List

Patrick Morris walks on stage. Hair long and Russell Brand-esq, baggy t-shirt and skinny jeans, Morris is rocking the alternative look. Despite the Fringe being a festival of contradictions, Morris’ appearance perfectly matches his on stage persona; fidgety, fast talking, slightly awkward, almost nervous with his audience, it’s hard to describe Morris’ stand-up as anything other than unique... 

Everything That's Wrong with the Universe

Everything That's Wrong with the Universe

Everything That’s Wrong With the Universe is a one-woman sketch show performed by Gemma Arrowsmith. Whilst the writing often fails to take advantage of creative and intelligent setups, Arrowsmith herself is a treat to watch... 

Jon Cozart – Laughter Ever After

Jon Cozart – Laughter Ever After

With over two million subscribers to his YouTube channel and fifty two million views and counting for his first Disney parody video After Ever After, Jon Cozart is something of a sensation as a singer and songwriter online... 

Christian Talbot is Shite at Being Irish

Christian Talbot is Shite at Being Irish

At the Fringe last year, some members of Christian Talbot’s audience got up to leave part-way through his show, explaining that they thought he would 'be more Irish'. This year, Talbot is back to try explain what that means, how he fails to be Irish, and how he succeeds... 

Wil Greenway – For the Ground that Grew Me

Wil Greenway – For the Ground that Grew Me

When he speaks of his father’s ‘talkative blue eyes’, you know immediately from where Wil Greenway gets his knack for beautiful storytelling. For the Ground that Grew Me is a quirky, intimate and sometimes visceral homage to his roots... 

Munch

Munch

Thanks to E. L. James, S&M is both ‘in’ and grossly misunderstood. Indeed, anyone that thinks Christian Grey’s dungeon is the start and end of all things kinky would be well advised to see Munch, Sitch ‘N’ Kink’s self-proclaimed ‘A to Z’ of BDSM... 

Laura Lexx: Lovely

Laura Lexx: Lovely

There’s probably some truth to the idea that going through a profound personal crisis makes it easier to produce a stand-up show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Maybe the equation should be updated to Comedy = Tragedy + Time + looming Fringe deadline... 

Lily Bevan – Pheasant Plucker

Lily Bevan – Pheasant Plucker

This loveable one woman character comedy following the trials and tribulations of a disillusioned ex-falconer might swoop and miss occasionally, but certainly looks hilarious as it gets up and unruffles its feathers... 

Kyle Kinane: Ghost Pizza Party

Kyle Kinane: Ghost Pizza Party

This show is about ghosts having a pizza party. Or maybe it isn't. Maybe, at one point, one of Kyle's stories does in fact centre around the idea of the undead enjoying a slice. But the rest of the show is still just that guy there in the picture telling you stories... 

James Freedman: Man of Steal

James Freedman: Man of Steal

Persuader. Showman. Thief. Freedman will steal a whole lot more than you might expect. Funny and fast fingered, his unique and extraordinary show exposes how the bad guys really work, sharing a lifetime spent studying hustlers, street criminals and conmen... 

Garrett Millerick: A Selection of Things I've Said to Taxi Drivers

Garrett Millerick: A Selection of Things I've Said to Taxi Drivers

Millerick returns with his most acerbic and painfully funny hour yet. Things you didn't realise were annoying, analysed in detail that you never thought was necessary. Second place winner; the NATYS, New Comedian of the Year and Bath New Comedian... 

Foolball

Foolball

There may be no I in team, but this absurd romp through the history of an imagined football club is performed by one man. Renowned improv-comedy maverick Tom Skelton brings to life the founding heroes, foreign stars and billionaire owners who populate the glittering history of the greatest club that never existed... 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and, of course, a truck-full of tricks and tea... 

Lydia King: A Date with Density

Lydia King: A Date with Density

If at first you don't succeed, try online dating. Unless they start talking about their sex toys, then stop online dating. Despite her disastrous love life, Lydia King still has relentless faith in the goodness of men... 

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Life's weightier questions are thoroughly demolished in Dan Lees' Brainchild, an award-winning physical comedy that veers from the profound to the ridiculous. A host of bizarre characters explore the futility of our existence, from a cheese-loving Pope to a lonely cowboy with only a goldfish for a friend... 

Shit-Faced Showtime

Shit-Faced Showtime

From the team who brought you Shit-Faced Shakespeare comes an all new, all singing, all drinking, musical show! Shit-Faced Showtime by the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious musical revue with an entirely shit-faced cast member... 

St George is Cross

St George is Cross

Like Britain? Too bad, asshole. The EU is invading – and only one man can stop the onslaught of cafe culture, workers' rights and emotionally intelligent films. A new comedy play... 

The Underbelly Radio Shows

The Underbelly Radio Shows

FUBAR Radio and Underbelly present The Underbelly Radio Shows recorded live from 12:30pm each day at Ermintrude, Underbelly hosts a series of live radio broadcasts brought to you by the UK's biggest uncensored comedy radio network, FUBAR Radio... 

Pop Pop

Pop Pop

Newcomer Penny Greenhalgh is dropping her debut show Pop Pop like it's hot – a hot mess of sketch, stand-up and ice dancing. Pop Pop takes the arena spectacular to new heights as Greenhalgh presents a raucous and joyful hour of comedy... 

Jody Kamali – Spectacular!

Jody Kamali – Spectacular!

‘Brilliant, original, visual comedy’ (Harry Hill). An exhilarating one-man, physical character comedy show set in the world of a dysfunctional travelling circus. This is a circus so spectacular, it’s ridiculously bad... 

Jennie Benton Wordsmith

Jennie Benton Wordsmith

Jennie, a young spoken word artist from Tunbridge Wells, is on a quest to bring her show to anyone who will watch it. With best friend Auburn Joe by her side she covers an eclectic mix of subjects, ranging from her stick insect Skrillex, to the nature of true love... 

The Labour Of Laugh

The Labour Of Laugh

The Labour Of Laugh features the cracks in careers and the jokes in jobs, including incompetence, time wasters, blaggers and more. If you have a job, have had a job, or plan to get a job you will love it...