Matt Forde: Get the Political Party Started

Matt Forde: Get the Political Party Started

Matt Forde's latest show - Get The Political Party Started - is a continuation of his unique brand of political analysis meets lad culture. It's an interesting mix, there is an obvious passion for the minutia of political process - as well as the characters that inhabit that world - but Forde's cheeky, boozy persona allows the sometimes tedious world of politics to be looked at anew... 

Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly's Wings

Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping of a Butterfly's Wings

As Ed and his technician struggle to make his opening video work, the audiences tries to work out whether this shambling, technologically doomed opening is part of the show. Ultimately, it's almost impossible to tell... 

Lost Voice Guy: Disability for Dunces

Lost Voice Guy: Disability for Dunces

Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, has cerebral palsy, and as such has been asked questions ranging from the ridiculous to the downright offensive. For his show this year, he has compiled a selection of the most hilarious and bizarre remarks his disability has attracted into an entertaining and informative FAQ... 

Michael Legge: Tell it Like it is, Steve

Michael Legge: Tell it Like it is, Steve

Micheal Legge - Prince of Bitterness, Lord of Fury - has his sights on an award. He has secured the 'coveted' noon slot, he has given the show an important message, and he has just returned from his writer's retreat... 

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

George Egg has twenty years experience on the comedy circuit. This means two things; he is an adept and skilful comedian, and he has spent a lot of time in budget hotels. As a budding cook and food enthusiast, the cold sandwiches and overpriced room service seem to have taken their toll on him, because he has devised a number of incredible systems to rustle up a three course gourmet meal - not only dealing with the restrictions of a sparsely-furnished hotel room, but keeping to a strict one hour time-limit for all preparation and process... 

Marriage

Marriage

Adapted from Nikolai Gogol's original play by Tom Parry – one third of Fringe favourites Pappy's – Marriage stars the cream of Edinburgh's crop: Ben Clark (also of Pappy's), Adam Riches (Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner) and sketch duo Lazy Susan, among others... 

Brett Goldstein: Burning Man

Brett Goldstein: Burning Man

As the beat of an ear-blistering house track pumps into the venue, Goldstein races onto the stage, adorned with neon bracelets, a glowing headdress and a ridiculously small pair of wings... 

Henry Ginsberg – 28 Years Later

Henry Ginsberg – 28 Years Later

Henry Ginsberg is a true outsider; never popular enough to be accepted into the mainstream, but never quite anti-establishment enough to be accepted into any 'alternative' tribes. This lack of identity, along with his unrelenting bitterness, forms the basis for his debut hour – one that is delivered with an openness and brutal honesty rarely explored by comics... 

The Naked Stand-Up

The Naked Stand-Up

At first glance, The Naked Stand-Up might seem like a crowd-pulling gimmick, or a cheap trick to distract from poor material. In reality, it is a brave and progressive exploration of nudity, body image and social expectations... 

Andrew Watts – How to Build a Chap

Andrew Watts – How to Build a Chap

Andrew Watts' latest hour, How To Build A Chap, is partly a follow-up to last year's verbose and considered explanation of modern day gender politics, Feminism For Chaps. This year, however, he tackles an entirely new challenge: how to raise a child free from the trappings of traditional gender roles... 

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

Milo McCabe's latest hour - and his first in the one-man sketch format - is incredible. Quite literally so. The character comic spins a bizarre tale of revenge, time-travel and pop stardom, told through his unique mix of impressions, innovative soundscaping and a host of weird and wonderful personas... 

John Robins: This Tornado Loves You

John Robins: This Tornado Loves You

John Robins has written a show about love. He is aware it's been done before, as he makes very clear in his opening gags, but this is something different.He opens with a Stewart-Lee-style peek behind certain staples of comedy and he must be aware of the parallel, as he instantly launches into a tirade against the critical darling and Edinburgh favourite... 

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Comedy Death does not immediately sound like a good idea: a chat show involving comedians talking about their worst ever gigs seems destined to merely extend that list - but somehow it works... 

Marc Burrows in the Ten Best Songs Of All Time - Free

Marc Burrows in the Ten Best Songs Of All Time - Free

Live and let die blares from the speakers as Marc Burrows circles the room, high-fiving everyone in sight. This sets the scene for the show – a childlike, joyful celebration of the power of music from a man that knows it far too personally... 

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare

Sh*t faced Shakespeare is a show that revolves entirely around its own unique concept - get a cast of classically trained actors, get one of them drunk, and let hilarity ensue. The hilarity that does ensue however, does not ensue for very long... 

Charity Chuckle: Stand Up for Charity

Charity Chuckle: Stand Up for Charity

Charity Chuckle started out as a regular Brighton comedy night, raising money for local charities. For the first week of the festival only, the format and project have moved up to Edinburgh... 

Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I

Dan Clark: Me, My Selfie and I

Dan Clark is back on form. After a notable absence from the comedy circuit (and a notable absence in love life), he is back. It's been almost twelve years since he has had a proper girlfriend, and during that time he has spent a lot of time on his own... 

Andrew O'Neill - Mindspiders

Andrew O'Neill - Mindspiders

Andrew O'Neill is the master of the absurd and the king of odd. His latest hour of what can loosely be described as stand-up, is an explosion of madcap joy and shambolic fun.Fittingly entitled Mindspiders, the show is a vague collection of observations, sketches, songs and one-liners... 

Matt Forde: 24 Hour Political Party People

Matt Forde: 24 Hour Political Party People

Matt Forde loves politics, and he's going to make sure that you do too - whether you want to or not. Bounding onto the stage with his trademark enthusiasm, Forde immediately launches into his views on the next general election... 

Will Adamsdale: Borders

Will Adamsdale: Borders

'The problem with being white, male, and privileged' states Adamsdale in the opening few minutes of his latest show Borders, 'is that I have absolutely nothing to say'. This, whilst eliciting a laugh from the audience, is a sentiment that is slowly proved wrong over the next fifty-five minutes... 

Devvo's Deal or No Dealer Gaymeshow

Devvo's Deal or No Dealer Gaymeshow

Devvo is an internet phenomenon and as such I was worried about how his on-screen antics would translate to a live setting. As it turned out, there was some foundation to my fears.Upon beginning the show, Devvo re-arranged the audience into two sides, those with jobs, and those without - from then on referred to as 'Nobs'... 

Feminism for Chaps

Feminism for Chaps

Feminism For Chaps is a divisive title. For some it is an attraction, for others it is something to steer well clear of. The show however is performed with such consideration and insight that it could appeal to almost anybody... 

Fin Taylor: Real Talk

Fin Taylor: Real Talk

Fin Taylor only has one joke, he explains, and he gets it out of the way early on. This is a lie of course, as the following hour is packed with enough gags, observations and bizarre outbursts to have the audience rolling in the aisles...