This Comedy Mob Belongs to Lionel Richie

This Comedy Mob Belongs to Lionel Richie

Barry Ferns has made a considerable impression at this year’s Fringe with his numerous shows involving the moniker Lionel Richie. An artist who is clearly looking to spread the boundaries of conventional comedy, his performances atop Arthur’s seat and audio tour podcast have caused a notable stir... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarghh! It’s the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show with Miss Behave - and It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarghh! It’s the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show with Miss Behave - and It’s Free!

Given the perpetual debate concerning the over-commercialisation of the Fringe that has been prominent this year, it is with a great sigh of relief that events such as the Malcolm Hardee Awards are still taking place... 

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Final

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Final

Amused Moose has the unusual ability of being able to boast a harbouring ground not only for breaking talent, but also well established acts. The much loved comedy club comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for its Laugh Off Awards and Laughter Awards... 

The Assembly Rooms The Very Best of the Fest

The Assembly Rooms The Very Best of the Fest

Despite claiming to encapsulate the very finest entertainment at the Fringe, this show is only average at best. Whilst you might expect an evening of variety delivered by the Festival’s best acts, in reality you get a selection of fine performers delivering material largely centred around sex gags... 

Look at This Massive Picture of My Face

Look at This Massive Picture of My Face

It’s very difficult to pull off a routine that focuses largely on lengthy rants whilst still retaining an audience’s affection, but Nick Doody manages to pull this feat off with aplomb... 

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

At a time when making a name in the world of stand-up comedy is at its most difficult, 8 young hopefuls, whittled down from hundreds, came together to compete for the distinguished Chortle Student Comedy Award once again... 

Sam Simmons - About the Weather

Sam Simmons - About the Weather

Sam Simmons takes absurd comedy to new extremes in his latest offering All About the Weather. Following his Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination last year, Simmons’ new show has more of a narrative feel, telling the story of his life with the aid of a pre-recorded narrator referred to as the weatherman... 

Krapp's Last Tape

Krapp's Last Tape

Tom Owen does well to capture the raw physicality of Beckett’s anti-hero in this new production of Krapp’s Last Tape. A dark play that focuses on one man during his 69th birthday, it sees the world-wearied individual take part in his yearly ritual of recording his reflections on a tape-recorder... 

Sheeps - Dancing with Lisa

Sheeps - Dancing with Lisa

One of the most original and refreshing sketch acts to emerge in years, Sheeps have helped to reinvent sketch comedy. Following their highly successful debut show last year, the recent Footlights graduates combine expertly crafted writing with captivating performances to produce something very different... 

The Joy of Sketch

The Joy of Sketch

Multiple acts collide in a variety show that combines some of the top names in sketch comedy. Playing for two nights only, for fans of the comedy sub-genre it presents a diverse range of styles that is sure to excite... 

Ian D. Montfort - Unbelievable

Ian D. Montfort - Unbelievable

Ian D. Montfort is the well-established character from comedian Tom Binns. Taking character comedy to a higher level, Montfort is a self-described spirit medium who can speak to people who are beyond the veil... 

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

For those unaware of Do the Right Thing, it’s a multi-award nominated panel show podcast recorded in front of a live audience. The Fringe incarnation of the show - which will be released in digital form next month - features different high profile acts, each answering a selection of questions that more often than not deviate into the absurd... 

Alan Davies - Life is Pain

Alan Davies - Life is Pain

The star of Jonathan Creek and QI returns to the stage in his first foray into the world of stand-up since 2001. Despite the lengthy absence, Alan Davies seemed at home in front of the packed EICC audience... 

Maurice's Jubilee

Maurice's Jubilee

Olivier award-winning actor Julian Glover delivers a poignant performance in this new tragicomedy by Nichola McAuliffe. The play revolves around 89-year-old retired jeweller Maurice (played by Glover) who has recently been diagnosed with severe brain cancer... 

Sam Fletcher - Good on Paper

Sam Fletcher - Good on Paper

It’s impossible not to like Sam Fletcher. His small stature, gawkish style and natural charm are incredibly endearing. Brandishing a style of comedy he refers to as dad jokes, he combined simple magic tricks with illustrations of his many inventions and an entertainingly home-edited soundtrack to create a show that will certainly produce a chuckle... 

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

When one of the acts announced that this shouldn’t be called The Best of So You Think You’re Funny, but instead, Which Comedian is Free on a Week Night at 11.30 and in Need of 50 Quid, he certainly made a valid point... 

Magnus Betnér Live

Magnus Betnér Live

Magnus Betnér is not for the faint hearted. The two-time winner of Swedish comedian of the year is back in Edinburgh to present another hour of no-holds-barred comedy. As he announces that he did not promise an hour of laughs but instead an hour of interesting topics, his frankness and ability to analyse tabooed subjects in a different light provides justification for his steadily increasing popularity... 

Nick Helm: This Means War!

Nick Helm: This Means War!

Nick Helm returns to Edinburgh once again following last year’s highly successful Dare to Dream. Containing much of the same rock singing, abuse shouting mania, Helm delivers an hour of comedy that hints at brilliance but still needs time to form... 

Claudia O'Doherty - The Telescope

Claudia O'Doherty - The Telescope

Claudia O’Doherty isn’t your average comedian. Following last year’s obscure outing What is Soil Erosion?, O’Doherty continues in the same vein, delivering absurd comedy that is certainly original... 

Doctor Brown - Befrdfgth

Doctor Brown - Befrdfgth

Following last year's acclaimed Edinburgh show Becaves, Doctor Brown returns for another hour of sublimely surreal alternative comedy. Part mime act, part clown, Doctor Brown - real name Philip Burgers - delivers a unique brand of physical comedy that guarantees to stretch the imagination, as well as the abdominal muscles... 

George Ryegold's God-In-A-Bag

George Ryegold's God-In-A-Bag

Dr Ryegold returns to Edinburgh with a new show that wouldn’t be amiss on Radio 4. The creation of Toby Williams, Ryegold is a character comedy about an unconventional surgeon who is self-interested, underachieving and lazy, yet somehow still likeable... 

Michael Workman - Mercy

Michael Workman - Mercy

Less a comedy show and more an inventive piece of storytelling, Michael Workman presents an immersive tale of love and freedom of speech.Set in 1960s Cuba, Augustus is exiled by Fidel Castro for voicing controversial opinions in an obscure newspaper... 

David Longley: My Favourite Things

David Longley: My Favourite Things

David Longley’s opening skit is enough to put you off children’s television for life. A well edited, if somewhat crass reconfiguration of an entirely innocent scene between a sheep and a duck, its playful immaturity sets the tone for the rest of the show that follows... 

Chortle Presents: Fast Fringe

Chortle Presents: Fast Fringe

Chortle has long been a staple for any keen comedy fan. It is the go-to place to learn about acts old and new. Whilst a few people visit the Fringe with a rigorously planned agenda, the vast majority are at a loss as to what to see...