David O'Doherty: Big Time

David O'Doherty: Big Time

O’Doherty is back with his mini-keyboard, flopping hair, and uninhibited attitude, but this time in one of the most prestigious venues that the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has to o… 

Scorch

Scorch

Welcomed back to Edinburgh after its rave performances last year, Scorch is new writing for one performer. 

Fleabag

Fleabag

Maddie Rice has been put into a difficult position with performing this script. 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Appropriate Adult

Kiri Pritchard-McLean creates a universe in the hot box room: dangling planets hang from the ceiling, and she wears a starry skirt and planet earrings to orbit her black-and-white … 

Joan

Joan

There are moments of brilliance in this one-person-variety-show, but Joan’s intriguing idea is let down by lack of critical editing. 

Lucille & Django's Totally Restorative Yoga Retreat!

Lucille & Django's Totally Restorative Yoga Retreat!

Lucille and Django are two young yoga leader characters with a surfer-vegan-spiritual vibe and chirpy Australian accents. 

The Noise Next Door: 10

The Noise Next Door: 10

Noise Next Door are supremely proficient improvisers, and know how to create an evening show which will please a rowdy audience. 

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

‘This is not an insultive show’, says the amiable and bearded Forbes, relaxing us into a state of lethargy. 

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Ventriloquist extraordinaire Nina Conti is back with her famous masks, ready to use you as her puppet. 

Sleeping Trees at the Movies

Sleeping Trees at the Movies

The Sleeping Trees feel like the love child of Police Cops and Max and Ivan: high-paced, energetic character comedy with inventive visual effects and impressive teamwork. 

The Free Association: Jacuzzi

The Free Association: Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi may have been a random title for the Free Association to use for their improvised comedy show, but this hour is indeed relaxed, warm, and bubbly. 

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

An antidote to egotistical stand-up, Kwame Asante’s Open Arms is a charming hour of anecdotal and observational comedy. 

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The Noise Next Door’s Really, Really Good Afternoon Show is what it says on the ticket. 

Cat FM

Cat FM

The zombie apocalypse rages outside, but we are relatively safe and quite warm in the last bastion of civilisation – a radio station run by two cats. 

Tom Neenan: Attenborough

Tom Neenan: Attenborough

A thoroughly enjoyable romp through David Attenborough’s imagined early adventures. 

Phoebe Walsh: I'll Have What She's Having

Phoebe Walsh: I'll Have What She's Having

It’s difficult to know when Phoebe Walsh is being ironic, and when she is simply revelling in being a stereotypical millennial. 

Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World

Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World

Superfans of Greg Proops will enjoy the intimate feel of being in the room at the time of his Podcast live recording. 

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

A show about the evocative powers of art must be particularly effective in practicing what it preaches. 

The Dark Room for Kids

The Dark Room for Kids

The Dark Room is both a literal and moral description. 

Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine

Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine

Rhys Nicholson announces his entrance by welcoming us to this ‘sold-out bring an imaginary friend show. 

Lou Conran: I Love Lou C

Lou Conran: I Love Lou C

Conran’s conversational stand-up tells the story of her biological clock. 

Max & Ivan: The Reunion

Max & Ivan: The Reunion

This is character comedy at its finest. 

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

Hannah Gadsby – Nanette

This isn’t a comedy show, it’s raw storytelling. 

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo has earned a reputation for being both a crowd pleaser and a comedian’s comedian with his inventive, high-concept multimedia shows. 

Giants: For an Hour

Giants: For an Hour

With so many comedy double acts at the Fringe – many of whom are also middle-class white boys from London – Will Hislop and Barney Fishwick have their work cut out to stand out… 

Rhys James: Wiseboy

Rhys James: Wiseboy

I’ve never seen an hour of stand-up with such a high density of laughter points. 

The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

Don’t worry, I also had to Google most of the words in the title. 

The Oxford Imps: Improvised Comedy

The Oxford Imps: Improvised Comedy

The Oxford Imps open with a voice-over introducing them as ‘world famous wits of England’ and other slightly odd hyperboles. 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Seeing The Showstoppers’ Kids Show is like watching a new improvised episode of Horrible Histories. 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Even those of us who strive to find nothing inherently embarrassing about mammary glands feel a bit awkward at the box office, and this is part of The B*easts message. 

Reduced Shakespeare Company – William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

Reduced Shakespeare Company – William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

The alternative RSC’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s works might more succinctly be titled Shakespeare: The Pantomime.