Joe Fairbrother: In the Words of Meat Loaf...

Joe Fairbrother: In the Words of Meat Loaf...

Joe Fairbrother has talent in abundance. 

Take It Interns

Take It Interns

If you take five 17 years olds, give them an internship at a leading advertising agency, add in the promise of a permanent job for only one of them then you have the right ingredie… 

Hedluv and Passman: Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone Two: This Time It's Similar

Hedluv and Passman: Two Cornish Rappers and a Casiotone Two: This Time It's Similar

From the moment this quirky Cornish duo burst onto set with an eclectic combination of 80s-style electronic music and energetic moves, you know you’re in for something a little d… 

Jessica Fostekew: Moving

Jessica Fostekew: Moving

The theme of moving house - especially a move that brings you into permanent residence with your partner and an opportunity to learn all their annoying habits - might strike many a… 

Gary Delaney 2: This Time It's Not Personal

Gary Delaney 2: This Time It's Not Personal

Gary Delaney gets straight to the point of this one-man performance, declaring ‘I’ve just written some new jokes - this isn’t a ‘my dad’s dead’ kind of show. 

Tom Binns Does Ivan Brackenbury and Others

Tom Binns Does Ivan Brackenbury and Others

There’s not a lot to say about Ivan Brackenbury that hasn’t already been said since he exploded onto the Edinburgh stage seven years ago, receiving enough critical attention to… 

Joe Bor Is Jasper Cromwell Jones

Joe Bor Is Jasper Cromwell Jones

One complaint reserved by many locals is that the Festival attracts a lot of sorts born with silver spoons in their mouths, or, as Joe Bor’s climber creation puts it, the sort wh… 

Liam Williams

Liam Williams

When you only have forty or so words to play with in the Fringe programme, be careful not to waste them. 

The Comedy Zone

The Comedy Zone

‘Make ‘em laugh, make ‘em laugh!’ shrilled Donald O’Connor in the original Singin’ in the Rain movie, taking just three short words to get right to the heart of what co… 

The  St Andrews Revue

The St Andrews Revue

Established as a regular sketch show at the Fringe, there is a certain fear when these six bright young things take to the stage that you might be subject to watching the sort of s… 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Enjoying a 22nd season with one of the most-established revue shows on the Fringe circuit, Mervyn Stutter at one point implores his audience to ‘pass the message on’ about his … 

Sean McLoughlin: Backbone

Sean McLoughlin: Backbone

There are plenty of rough diamonds in the melée of eager young performers who flock to the Fringe and 25 year old Sean McLoughlin, taking his first tentative steps into the Edinbu… 

Charlie Talbot: Someone Better Known

Charlie Talbot: Someone Better Known

The GRV would be well-advised to put out some more signs advertising where this five-pound Fringe venue actually is, because when you eventually find it, there’s some real classics… 

Tom Binns in Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Remix

Tom Binns in Ivan Brackenbury's Hospital Radio Remix

The Marmite of the Edinburgh Fringe returns with another dose of hospital jokes, as infirmary DJ Ivan Brackenbury yet again offers his take on how to cheer up his patient listeners… 

Lidless

Lidless

One of the Fringe’s most astounding and emotion-fuelled plays has enjoyed several sell-out shows and rapturous reviews over the course of this month. 

One Man Lord of the Rings

One Man Lord of the Rings

The creator of One Man Star Wars returned to the Fringe last year to put on One Man Lord of the Rings - a certain hit for all who are fans of the book, and one that clearly has had… 

Kate Fox News

Kate Fox News

Firstly - Kate Fox is very talented at what she does well. 

Spank!

Spank!

Spank! has wormed its way to the top of Edinburgh’s late night schedule through a combination of a party-style atmosphere and the willingness for decency to go out of the window. 

Lady Garden: Top Secret Gig

Lady Garden: Top Secret Gig

It must make many a performer, struggling to get even their front two rows filled for a Fringe show that they have spent months meticulously planning for, that a show with practica… 

Ian D Montfort: Touching the Dead

Ian D Montfort: Touching the Dead

That Tom Binns’ now revered earlier creation, Ivan Brackenbury, has polarised opinion over the last few Fringes is undoubted. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The idea of performing an improvised musical is not a new one, and is always likely to enthrall a late-night audience who can never quite comprehend how skillfully their new ideas … 

Nathan Cassidy: The Frog That Says Sausages

Nathan Cassidy: The Frog That Says Sausages

It is, naturally, a much harder world that comedians may find themselves in at the Fringe compared to those more atoned to the theatre world. 

Jest Like Danny Kaye

Jest Like Danny Kaye

For many thousands of even seasoned Fringe-goers, the mystique and delights of the Famous Speigel Garden can frequently be passed by, with the comparatively few shows that it offer… 

Catwalk Confidential

Catwalk Confidential

Robyn Peterson’s polished and accomplished one-woman performance, biographising her past as a young American who has got hopelessly devoted to the modelling world, lives up to the … 

A Most Curious Quest

A Most Curious Quest

Struggling with children at this year’s Fringe? Unsure about what show to take them to in order to keep them occupied and help them experience the magic around? A Most Curious Ques… 

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Return Letter To Richard Branson

Tom Wrigglesworth's Open Return Letter To Richard Branson

The title of this show hides nothing about its content, as bubbly Northerner Tom Wrigglesworth recounts his tales of woe and confusion on the 10. 

Rudi Lickwood - Food For Thought

Rudi Lickwood - Food For Thought

Whilst continually being a swelteringly drowsy venue, the Pleasance Attic has nonetheless been a happy hunting ground for up and coming comedians in recent years - Matt Kirshen and… 

Tim: Against All Odds

Tim: Against All Odds

When history looks back at the greatness of famous Tims, it will not be particularly favourable. 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Marlow’s classic tale is brought to the Zoo, ever the first venue to take on the more risque of performances, in a show that delivers plenty of raunchiness, devilish cunning and lu… 

Rhod Gilbert And The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst

Rhod Gilbert And The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst

The highly acclaimed Rhod Gilbert returns to Edinburgh with an act that deserves the packed-out venues that he will be playing to for every night this month. 

Two Left Hands - Another Mouthful

Two Left Hands - Another Mouthful

This show is a pleasant mix of upper-middle class ‘safe’ humour combined with more crude, but successful, crafty one-liners from this truesome twosome, showing how a fully develo… 

The Rubbish Show

The Rubbish Show

While the usual argument of why comediennes are not prevalent at the Fringe has yet again reared its ugly head, another, of whether there is enough provision for children at the fe… 

The Sword of Maximum Damage

The Sword of Maximum Damage

The realms of fantasy board games never normally appeal to anyone but those on the peripheral edges of society. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

What do sweltering rooms, PBH, taking free samples from the Fudge Kitchen and being overwhelmed with flyers have in common? Answer: they are all Fringe institutions. 

Strippers and Gentlemen

Strippers and Gentlemen

Edinburgh’s raunchiest strip club of the Fringe opens with a warning from one of the several bouncers allocated, who decree “Move around, follow the action, but do not touch the … 

The Bulging Seahorse and Other Grey Matters

The Bulging Seahorse and Other Grey Matters

When you arrive five minutes late, panting and cursing the incomprehensible fact that the Zoo has two separate venues – and you’ve turned up at the wrong one – it is quite a sur… 

Cannibal! The Musical

Cannibal! The Musical

Hillbilly hilarity can prove difficult to digest at the best of times, but this musical feast, based on the cult film by South Park creator Trey Parker, offers a light-hearted appr… 

I Shot Dirty Den

I Shot Dirty Den

Pavel Douglas is a liar. 

And the Devil May Drag You Under

And the Devil May Drag You Under

This red, rude and raunchy show faced a difficult task transforming a university lecture theatre into the cabaret version of hell on earth, but thanks to some inspired acting from … 

What All The Rabbits Are Doing

What All The Rabbits Are Doing

Even by the standards of the Fringe, the Zoo has long since been established for pushing the boundaries of modern theatre and displaying provocative, no-holds-barred action in thei… 

The Americans

The Americans

What five words first come to mind when you hear “The Americans”? This is what the award-winning American comedian, Jeff Kreisler, has been asking people on his travels. 

Britt Ekland - Britt on Britt

Britt Ekland - Britt on Britt

Britt Ekland has known and loved many famous people and for this she is famous, but bubbling beneath the surface is a determined, vibrant woman who - through her own admission - kn…