Felix Dexter - Multiple Personalities in Order

Felix Dexter - Multiple Personalities in Order

Old-school stand-up Felix Dexter presents himself and three characters for our comedy tonight. 

Nathan Caton - Breakfast at Stephanie's

Nathan Caton - Breakfast at Stephanie's

Tall, skinny and full of nervous energy, West Londoner Nathan Caton is here to entertain us with an hour of laughs. 

Andrew Lawrence: The Too Ugly For Television Tour 2010

Andrew Lawrence: The Too Ugly For Television Tour 2010

Andrew Lawrence is an angry man with a lot to get off his chest this festival. 

Chris McCausland - Emotional Retard

Chris McCausland - Emotional Retard

Blind Liverpudlian stand-up Chris McCaulsland gets off to a good start with a gag about the portacabin hut that we’re sitting in at the Pleasance Courtyard. 

Josh Howie: Gran Slam

Josh Howie: Gran Slam

Forced by economic circumstances to live with his 87 year old granny for the last 4½ years, Josh Howie has done what any good stand-up would do, and turned it into a Fringe show. 

Jeremy Lion Goes Green

Jeremy Lion Goes Green

Before I got there I really expected to hate this act – I’ve seen dozens of ‘comedy characters’ over the years, and very few of them can carry it off convincingly. 

Patrick Monahan - I Walked, I Danced, Iran

Patrick Monahan - I Walked, I Danced, Iran

From the entrance where he’s carried on stage á la Lady Gaga, to the grand finale involving the most unusual boy-band line-up you’ve ever seen, Patrick Monahan is a non-stop bundl… 

Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust

Jim Jefferies: Alcoholocaust

Staid old Edinburgh University’s McEwan Hall is unexpectedly pressed into service as a Fringe mega-venue for several hundred punters, like one of Morningside’s blue-rinse ladies li… 

Loretta Maine: I'm Not Drunk, I Just Need to Talk to You

Loretta Maine: I'm Not Drunk, I Just Need to Talk to You

The Caves on the Cowgate certainly can’t be accused of over-selling itself as a venue - you get exactly what it says on the ticket as you’re ushered into their dingy cellar, alread… 

Brendon Burns: Y'Know - Love 'n' God 'n' Metaphysics 'n' Shit

Brendon Burns: Y'Know - Love 'n' God 'n' Metaphysics 'n' Shit

Nicely addressing the growing Fringe problem of how to keep an audience entertained during entry to a several-hundred seat mega-venue, Brendon Burns has adopted Dave Eastgate as a … 

Tom Wrigglesworth's Nightmare Dream Wedding

Tom Wrigglesworth's Nightmare Dream Wedding

Starting with a video of him in distress in the worst hotel room ever, Tom Wrigglesworth spends an entertaining hour spinning us a complex yarn about how his wedding day came to en… 

Sean Hughes - Ducks and Other Mistakes I've Made

Sean Hughes - Ducks and Other Mistakes I've Made

Maybe it was the accidental bang on the forehead he gave himself before coming on stage, maybe it was the sparse Sunday night crowd, or maybe it was the higher than usual quota of … 

Addicted to Danger!

Addicted to Danger!

Steve McNeil & Sam Pamphilon transport you from a gloomy room in Edinburgh’s Pleasance Courtyard to a whole variety of imagined scenarios, all of them worth a giggle, and many cont… 

Luke Toulson: There Are So Many Things I Can't Do

Luke Toulson: There Are So Many Things I Can't Do

Bouncing on stage with a declaration that he’s always wanted to play the smallest gig at the Festival, Luke Toulson is quick to establish a rapport with his small but perfectly for… 

Laurence Clark: Spastic Fantastic!

Laurence Clark: Spastic Fantastic!

Laurence Clark sets out in his wheelchair to reclaim the word ‘spastic’ from its prejudiced past, armed only with slides, some secret camera film work and a wicked sense of humour. 

Nick Mohammed Is A Character Comedian

Nick Mohammed Is A Character Comedian

Man of a thousand voices, Nick Mohammed certainly delivers on his promise of both characters and comedy in this well-written sketch show at the Pleasance. 

Jason John Whitehead - The Joker

Jason John Whitehead - The Joker

Coming on the the strains of the Steve Miller Band’s ‘The Joker’, Jason John Whitehead confesses that only a few day’s into his run, it’s already beginning to piss him off. 

The Jonny and Joe Show

The Jonny and Joe Show

Jonny & Joe are couple of young lads with an inventive and interesting series of sketches. 

The Adventures of Pink Peter

The Adventures of Pink Peter

Former Blue Peter presenter Stuart Miles gives us this three-woman show in which he plays all of the parts, in their full cross-dressed finery. 

Zoe Lyons: Mangled Mantra of the Messed up Modern Mind

Zoe Lyons: Mangled Mantra of the Messed up Modern Mind

Zoe Lyons hits the stage running with an immediate gag about the messed up ticketing system at this year’s Fringe and from there it’s straight into her set about how she focuses on… 

Comedy Haircuts – The Show (sort of)

Comedy Haircuts – The Show (sort of)

We’ve all had them – hairdressers who give you constant patter and banter whilst you’re trapped in their chair, but Giovanni Monica - a professional barber from Wiltshire - decide… 

Markus Birdman: Sympathy for the Devil

Markus Birdman: Sympathy for the Devil

Markus Birdman wants to let us know that swearing CAN be big and clever after all, though as an ex-teacher he admits that it may not be appropriate in every job. 

Jason Byrne: Cats Under Mats, Having Chats With Bats

Jason Byrne: Cats Under Mats, Having Chats With Bats

I’m sure that Jason Byrne comes to Edinburgh every year with something in mind to talk to us about, but he always seems to find more madcap comedy in his punters than in any pre-pr… 

Josh Howie: Chosen

Josh Howie: Chosen

Josh Howie has an interesting past to say the least, which he shares which us to great comedy effect. 

Ladies In Waiting: Brownie Re-union

Ladies In Waiting: Brownie Re-union

Set in what could be an authentic Guide hut in the Pleasance, this show is built around a 25th reunion of an 80’s Brownie troop as Brown Owl looks back at her girls and we get to s… 

Andrew Maxwell's Supernatural

Andrew Maxwell's Supernatural

Andrew Maxwell’s been around a bit, and is here to tell us about it in his new show. 

Edward Aczel: Do I Really Have To Communicate With You?

Edward Aczel: Do I Really Have To Communicate With You?

Disembodied voices are not what you need to hear in a venue that’s already as spooky as the Old Town’s Underbelly, but that what you get at the start of Ed Aczel’s comedy set as he… 

Jim Jeffries: Hammered

Jim Jeffries: Hammered

If you like your comedy served crude, then Jim Jeffries is the man for you as nothing is taboo in his hour long swear-fest: rape, race, religion, disability and Kelly Osbourne all … 

Literally

Literally

Paul Parry, PowerPoint and a projector all combine to tell us why misuse of the word ‘literally’ is so wrong that an entire Fringe show must be given over to the topic. 

Bunny Galore Live and Sedated

Bunny Galore Live and Sedated

Join Bunny Galore in a cabaret set of red plush and fairy lights as she regales the audience with details of her life and career. 

Amused Moose Comedy's Hot Starlets

Amused Moose Comedy's Hot Starlets

Six acts are drawn daily from a rotating pool of stand-ups who seek to entertain in this talent spotting showcase. 

Danny Robins – Dannyfest

Danny Robins – Dannyfest

Get the whole summer festival experience over with in just an hour as Danny Robins takes you through all you need to know – from the Dance Tent, to the Main Stage to the drugs and… 

The Gadabouts

The Gadabouts

Cheery performers Matt Rudge, Luke McQueen and Joe Bor seek to rid the world of glumness in this afternoon hour of quick-fire comic sketches. 

Natasha Wood: Rolling with Laughter

Natasha Wood: Rolling with Laughter

Billed as comedy in the Fringe programme, this engaging show would be equally at home in the drama section. 

Des Clarke - Destiny

Des Clarke - Destiny

Des Clarke is one of the few indigenous Scottish stand-ups performing at the Fringe. 

Andrew Lawrence - Social Leprosy for Beginners and Improvers

Andrew Lawrence - Social Leprosy for Beginners and Improvers

It takes a lot of guts for a relatively unknown, strange-looking young comic to wander out on stage and challenge the audience from the off, but that’s what Andrew Lawrence does. 

Natasha Wood: Rolling with Laughter

Natasha Wood: Rolling with Laughter

Billed as comedy in the Fringe programme, this engaging show would be equally at home in the drama section. 

Charlotte Hudson & Leila Hackett: 'Two Left Hands'

Charlotte Hudson & Leila Hackett: 'Two Left Hands'

Hudson & Hackett are two young women with an established entertainment background (Hudson presents Brainiac, whilst Hackett has written for ‘Smack the Pony’), and they come togethe… 

Wil Hodgson - Straight Outta Chippenham

Wil Hodgson - Straight Outta Chippenham

For a chunky, 30ish, punk-rocker bloke, Wil Hodgson has a rather strange obsession with My Little Pony, confessing to having been a collector of these wee lumps of pink plastic and… 

Zoe Lyons - Fight or Flight

Zoe Lyons - Fight or Flight

Zoe Lyons spends an hour discussing common phobias, finding some fun in analysing what scares us all and why. 

The Tommy Sheridan Chat Show

The Tommy Sheridan Chat Show

For those Broadway Baby readers unfamiliar with him, Tommy Sheridan is a Scottish left-wing politician who successfully sued the News of the World for suggesting that he’d taken pa… 

Jim Jeffries - 30

Jim Jeffries - 30

Jim Jeffries is a rude man. 

Justin Moorhouse - Who's the Daddy?

Justin Moorhouse - Who's the Daddy?

Justin Moorhouse’s unusual style grabs you from the off. 

Stephen K Amos - Weekend Talk Show

Stephen K Amos - Weekend Talk Show

Stephen K Amos joins the chat show brigade, setting out his sofa in the Teviot Ballroom. 

Rhod Gilbert - Who's Eaten Gilbert's Grape?

Rhod Gilbert - Who's Eaten Gilbert's Grape?

With a decidedly down-beat, complaining style, Rhod Gilbert’s stand-up is - paradoxically - a pleasure to watch. 

Jason Byrne’s Telly Idea, Which May Also Work On The Radio…Show!!

Jason Byrne’s Telly Idea, Which May Also Work On The Radio…Show!!

In an increasing trend amongst the big-name comics, this is Jason Byrne’s ‘other show’, and this year involves grabbing four guest celebrities as panellists for the top table, a co… 

Jerry Sadowitz - Comedian, Magician, Psychopath

Jerry Sadowitz - Comedian, Magician, Psychopath

Scotland’s answer to, well just about every other magician you’ve ever seen, sets the tone of the show from the opening line of “Good evening, you’re all a bunch of c***s”, and i… 

What The World Needs

What The World Needs

Oh Dear. 

Paper Monkeys: Legends

Paper Monkeys: Legends

Paper Monkeys are a group of four young actors performing a hilarious tea-time sketch show. 

Phil Nichol

Phil Nichol

Presumably one of the few stand-ups to be appearing at Edinburgh with his own three-piece backing band, Phil Nicol returns to the Stand with a shaggy-dog story of a set, involving … 

Jason Byrne - Shy Pigs With Wigs Hidden In Twigs

Jason Byrne - Shy Pigs With Wigs Hidden In Twigs

Jason Byrne is a lucky man when it comes to unearthing material before his very eyes. 

Stephen K Amos - More of Me

Stephen K Amos - More of Me

After last year’s storming Edinburgh performance in “All of Me”, Stephen K Amos returns with another great comedy outing in “More of Me”. 

Laurence Clark - 12% evil?

Laurence Clark - 12% evil?

This show is all about stereotypes: why they matter, why they hurt, and why they can be strangely and yet compellingly funny at times. 

Dan Willis – RadioHead

Dan Willis – RadioHead

Dan Willis wants to talk to you about the songs that he loves; about the feel-good music in his collection that takes him back to his happy memories. 

Tim Minchin – So Rock

Tim Minchin – So Rock

An hour of intelligent comedy mostly set to song from this Aussie comic. 

Sin!

Sin!

The Horny Devils are a local foursome, performing sketches, songs and poems set around the theme of Sin and mostly written as part of an Edinburgh University course. 

Jason Byrne - Sheep For Feet and Rams For Hands

Jason Byrne - Sheep For Feet and Rams For Hands

OK, he just has to get the five stars. 

Also, Comedy and Me

Also, Comedy and Me

Don’t get me wrong, Sabrina George is a very likeable person. 

Karen Dunbar

Karen Dunbar

The mainly Scottish audience were warmly appreciative of the wee funny lassie from the BBC’s Chewin’ the Fat sketch show. 

Jim Henson’s Puppet Improv – Adults Only

Jim Henson’s Puppet Improv – Adults Only

OK, this is not, repeat, not a kids’ show. 

Shappi Khorsandi - Asylum Speaker

Shappi Khorsandi - Asylum Speaker

Shappi Khorsandi is the daughter of an Iranian asylum seeker who came to the UK in the 70’s. 

That Canadian Guy

That Canadian Guy

Glen Foster is ‘That Canadian Guy’ even in Canada apparently, where he’s been a headline stand-up for over twenty years, but he’s happy enough if you can’t… 

Robin Ince Isn't Waving

Robin Ince Isn't Waving

Robin Ince has had a bad month: after a major flood left his house and record collection full of human sewage, he talks to us about claiming compensation from Thames Water; about … 

Phil Nicol: The Naked Racist

Phil Nicol: The Naked Racist

Pay attention – you’re going to have to focus carefully to keep up with the Canadian comedy whirlwind that is Phil Nicol, but it will be worth it. 

Craig Hill's Kilty Pleasures

Craig Hill's Kilty Pleasures

Craig Hill has a fabulous gay entrance. 

Scott Capurro: Yankee Dog-Pig

Scott Capurro: Yankee Dog-Pig

OK, let’s get this out of the way; Scott Capurro is a gay man who stands on stage with the mike and goes for the jugular – no target is spared and he will be offensive ab… 

DJ Danny - Music Therapy

DJ Danny - Music Therapy

High-school teachers by day, DJ Danny and his glamorous assistant (the P. 

Lick & Chew - The World Is Just Enough

Lick & Chew - The World Is Just Enough

Lick and Chew are a boy/girl duo taking you through a whirlwind series of sketches held together nicely by an underlying travel theme. 

Slaughterhouse Live

Slaughterhouse Live

A series of skits performed by three of what have to be the maddest performers on the Fringe (any madder and they’d be locked up). 

Stephen K Amos - All Of Me

Stephen K Amos - All Of Me

One of the top stand-ups at the Fringe, Stephen K Amos crafts a fine hour of comedy based on some deep self-contemplation. 

20 Years - And Still In The Pink

20 Years - And Still In The Pink

Mervyn looks back on two decades of performing at the Fringe in this one-man-and-his-guitar show, playing some of his favourite comic songs from previous years, mulling over change… 

Neil Edmond - Knocker

Neil Edmond - Knocker

Anorak comedy as a market researcher tells us about his (none too exciting) life on the doorsteps of Britain, reports back on his survey in a random part of Edinburgh designed for …