All Star Stand-Up Showcase

All Star Stand-Up Showcase

If you’re in the mood for some bawdy, laddish comedy then this is the show for you. 

Susan Calman: Lady Like

Susan Calman: Lady Like

Eight years since her Fringe debut, Susan Calman reflects on her Fringe journey, noting the packed 300+ room that she’s playing to during this performance is a far cry from how… 

Ant Dewson and Mark Silcox: Life in the Bus Lane - Free

Ant Dewson and Mark Silcox: Life in the Bus Lane - Free

Everything seemed against this performance from the start. 

Nik Coppin - Mixed Racist

Nik Coppin - Mixed Racist

With a black father from Barbados and a white mother from England, Nik Coppin has grown up with a foot in both worlds. 

Elephant Room

Elephant Room

If you’re bored of the type of magic that always produces the same old tropes (predictable card tricks, dull magician banter in matching suits, tired efforts to build an air of m… 

FunBags a Go-Go!

FunBags a Go-Go!

Funbags are a high energy, lung-busting comedy trio here to deliver a hot serving of social commentary through the power of sketch. 

The Cleek

The Cleek

The Cleek, an all-female sketch troupe, formed after its members met at Chicago’s Second City Training Center. 

Luke McQueen: Now That's What I Luke McQueen

Luke McQueen: Now That's What I Luke McQueen

Things are not going well for Luke McQueen. 

Carey Marx: Abominable

Carey Marx: Abominable

Carey Marx is back this Fringe with adroit observational comedy, analysing a veritable rainbow of taboo. 

Wilkinson Ford: Kagoolio

Wilkinson Ford: Kagoolio

Wilkinson Ford is the collective machination of Nicola Wilkinson and Claire Ford, combining their twin talents as actresses and comedians in an enchanting sketch comedy, Kagoolio. 

Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

It’s unclear for a good quarter of the show what Horne is up to. 

Loretta Maine: Strong Independent Woman (Unless I Am Very Tired)

Loretta Maine: Strong Independent Woman (Unless I Am Very Tired)

Loretta Maine is the comic creation of British comedian Pippa Evans. 

Sarah Bennetto's Storytellers' Club

Sarah Bennetto's Storytellers' Club

This show is a little different from what the rest of the Festival has to offer. 

WOMANz

WOMANz

Tessa Waters is back this festival with the new solo show, Womanz. 

The Spork Conspiracy

The Spork Conspiracy

This young rag-tag bunch of misfits share with us an eclectic mix of sketch, stand up, and general tom-foolery. 

James Acaster: Recognise

James Acaster: Recognise

Acaster strides onto the stage with purpose; his floppy fringe and corduroy jacket giving him the mild air of an English schoolboy. 

Susan Murray's F*ckwit Club

Susan Murray's F*ckwit Club

The feisty fire-headed pocket rocket Susan Murray is here to reveal the breadth and depth of just who possesses membership to the F*ckwit Club. 

Mark Watson: Flaws

Mark Watson: Flaws

Watson is back after a short hiatus from Edinburgh; a little more world-weary and adult, but in no way less hilarious. 

Neil Henry's Impossible

Neil Henry's Impossible

There’s a hint of showbiz in the air as Neil emerges in a matching two piece checked suit, white leather shoes and a giant magician’s smile. 

Will Mars: As Good As My Audience

Will Mars: As Good As My Audience

The premise of the show is simple; Mars has abandoned self-doubt and concluded he is a good comedian; he’s decided that this one is on us; the audience, to enjoy the show or not. 

EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension

EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension

Eastend Cabaret pays homage to the well-established tropes of Cabaret and they do it well. 

Hannah Gadsby: The Exhibitionist

Hannah Gadsby: The Exhibitionist

Australian award-winning comedienne and author of the successful Australian television art doco Hannah Gadsby’s Oz, Hannah Gadsby is back this Edinburgh Fringe with a fresh batch… 

Seann Walsh: Seann 28

Seann Walsh: Seann 28

Brighton based comic, wild and woolly Seann Walsh is back in Edinburgh and playing to full houses at the Cabaret Bar in the Pleasance Courtyard. 

Night of the Living Tories

Night of the Living Tories

In this hour of fine free comedy Joe Well combines his two greatest loves; political satire and zombies. 

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats On You

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats On You

Brydie Lee Kennedy is not short on life experience. 

David Trent: Live at the Pleasance Courtyard

David Trent: Live at the Pleasance Courtyard

David Trent enters to thunderous music and revs up the crowd with a flurry of fist pumps and screaming; only to cut it all off with a delightfully anticlimactic start to the show. 

Danny Buckler: Punch

Danny Buckler: Punch

Danny Buckler is incurably absorbed in the world of fantasy. 

Bec Hill in... Ellipsis

Bec Hill in... Ellipsis

Bec Hill is packing positivity to the hilt. 

Russell Grant: Strictly Edinburgh

Russell Grant: Strictly Edinburgh

The stage is adorned with a pair of angel wings, a velvet couch and a large book covered in sparkles with ‘My Life’ adorned on the front. 

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

The mouth of a million sounds BeardyMan brings his beatboxing brilliance to Edinburgh with an extremely ambitious new project. 

Graham Clark: Afraid of the Clark

Graham Clark: Afraid of the Clark

The laconic Clark delivers his laid back performance in the belly of the Roxy. 

Dear Ray

Dear Ray

Max Diggins is an affable 25 year old urban-based comic who has a 40 something penfriend called Ray who lives in the Isle of White. 

Tony Dunn Against the Psychopaths

Tony Dunn Against the Psychopaths

Tony Dunn affects the airs of a tutor as he provides us with a fascinating seminar on the nature and behaviours of the world’s psychopaths. 

Kieran Hodgson - Flood

Kieran Hodgson - Flood

Hodgson’s The Flood is a character sketch comedy; depicting a gaggle of the odd townsfolk from Lincolnshire’s Gainsborough, each of whom come together to reflect on the one-yea… 

Matt Green - Alive

Matt Green - Alive

Matt Green is alive. 

The  New Wave

The New Wave

There are quite a few variety nights kicking about this comedy festival, but this one proved to offer the most unique and high quality selection that I’ve encountered so far. 

Brett Goldstein Contains Scenes of an Adult Nature

Brett Goldstein Contains Scenes of an Adult Nature

Goldstein kicks off by feeling for the moral pulse of his audience; concluding that his target is ‘dick jokes for skinheads’, but this is an underestimation of Goldstein’s sh… 

Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith resembles Leonard Cohen in more ways than one. 

The Colour Ham

The Colour Ham

The Colour Ham consist of Colin McLeod the mentalist, Kevin McMahon the magician, and Gavin Oattes the puller of funny faces. 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

Are you the indecisive sort who suffers a meltdown at the thought of having to decide between shows from the novel-thick Fringe guide? Are you loath to bend to the will of the more… 

Showcatcher

Showcatcher

Australian television regular Myf Warhurst hosts this event in the salubrious Palazzo. 

Shelby Bond: People Pleaser

Shelby Bond: People Pleaser

Shelby Bond is a self-professed ‘nice guy’ who suffers the wrath of a world that never repays his kind. 

Lloyd Langford: Galoot

Lloyd Langford: Galoot

A man entered the stage in a banana costume. 

Simon Evans: Leashed

Simon Evans: Leashed

Simon Evans is an agitated Englishman who has come to serve up some scorn and air his collection of grievances at this Edinburgh Fringe. 

Jon Bennett: My Dad's Deaths

Jon Bennett: My Dad's Deaths

This is a dark, powerful, pathos-laden and hilarious performance. 

Gamarjobat (ga-ma-jo-bat) Rock Out!

Gamarjobat (ga-ma-jo-bat) Rock Out!

The explosive duo Ketch! and HIRO-PON all the way from Japan are set to blow audiences away with their furious and action packed show Rock On!. 

Chastity Butterworth & The Spanish Hamster

Chastity Butterworth & The Spanish Hamster

This set sees actress and comedienne Gemma Whelan don her brilliant character creation as Chastity Butterworth, a polished and aristocratic lady with a penchant for discussing bodi… 

Greg Proops

Greg Proops

This hardened satirist is back for his 39th round at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Lords of Strut

Lords of Strut

Feast your eyes on this spectacle of spandex, technicolour zebra print and super-sized smiles as these charismatic clowns prance and pose for you in the cheekily titled Sell Out To… 

Rachel Parris: The Commission

Rachel Parris: The Commission

Rachel Parris writes the jingles for the ads that try to sell you unnecessary chattels and the pop shows that make you cringe. 

The Peculiar Case of Kemsley and Todd

The Peculiar Case of Kemsley and Todd

Harriet Kemsly and Richard Todd form this energetic odd couple as part of the Free Fringe. 

David Quirk - Shaking Hands With Danger (AUS)

David Quirk - Shaking Hands With Danger (AUS)

David Quirk, an unapologetic child of the ‘80s, paints the scene immediately with his passion for Guns N’ Roses, leather trousers and idolatry of Slash. 

That Pair: Never Liked Her Anyway

That Pair: Never Liked Her Anyway

In death, we find mirth. 

Gravity Boots

Gravity Boots

There’s surreal, there’s even more surreal and then there’s Gravity Boots. 

KelFi & FiKel

KelFi & FiKel

KelFi and FiKel pack a punch with their no nonsense, no holds barred, in your face musical cabaret stuffed with smut and salacious comedy. 

A Pile of Wit

A Pile of Wit

This scruffy, scrawny gaggle of youngish lads from Sheffield’s premier comedy troupe The Antics are bent on making sure that Edinburgh Fringe’s improv scene stays perfectly sil… 

Ben Verth: What Is This Place?

Ben Verth: What Is This Place?

Ben Verth is an explosive bounty of hair, personality and cheerful self-deprecation which he amply shares with you in his latest show, What is this place? In this hour Verth explor… 

Subtlety with Ed Mayhew

Subtlety with Ed Mayhew

Ed Mayhew has a friendly one-man variety show that you could do worse than spend an hour watching.