Soup Group

Soup Group

Two chefs are making a soup. 

Monkey Barrel Comedy presents The Chuck Wagon Chuckle with Dusty Rambusky featuring Project X

Monkey Barrel Comedy presents The Chuck Wagon Chuckle with Dusty Rambusky featuring Project X

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s alternative comedy night, Project X presents, all the way from Tennessee (US of America), The Chuck Wagon Chuckle with Dusty Rambusky! Join Dusty and his ban… 

It All

It All

Cameron Cook pushes character work to incredible new heights in his debut solo show, previously performed to sold-out audiences at Soho Theatre. 

The Impro All Stars

The Impro All Stars

The All Stars have toured the world playing in Prague, New York’s Webster Hall (with Eddie Izzard and Mike Myers), Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Beirut and Baku, Azerbaija… 

The Impro All Stars

The Impro All Stars

The All Stars have toured the world playing in Prague, New York’s Webster Hall (with Eddie Izzard and Mike Myers), Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Beirut and Baku, Azerbaija… 

Christian Brighty: Playboy (WIP)

Christian Brighty: Playboy (WIP)

Emperor clown Christian Brighty presents an absurd love letter to play, romance and stupidity. 

Julia Masli: CHOOSH! (WIP)

Julia Masli: CHOOSH! (WIP)

A 45-minute experiment in silliness depths. 

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird (WIP)

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird (WIP)

A ‘gut-bustingly funny’ (**** (List)) thing in a turtleneck gives you a makeover for the interior design of your mind. 

Theatre-19 Presents: John

Theatre-19 Presents: John

Described as a ‘wonderfully chaotic and colourful tragicomedy’ Theatre-19 Presents: John is a particularly silly devised piece at [email protected] Hall from a group of Bristol… 

Trevor Lock's Show

Trevor Lock's Show

Something different every day! Brand new social experiments that will heal your soul. 

Trevor Lock's Show

Trevor Lock's Show

Something different every day! Brand new social experiments that will heal your soul. 

Paul Currie: TEET

Paul Currie: TEET

Come immerse yourself in the steamy hot waters of TEET as Paul Currie dissolves, froths and fizzes all around you. 

Ubu Roix

Ubu Roix

An ill-advised spectacle for the digital stage. 

John Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Following two culturally deeply unsettling, sell-out smash-hit runs in 2018 and 2019, this mind-bogglingly awful (and disquietingly successful) idea for a comedy extravaganza retur… 

Sexpert Madame K

Sexpert Madame K

There’s no such thing as a bad dick, just bad men. 

Murmur

Murmur

Murmur is an absurdist audio drama; an experimental ‘sound cartoon’ for the listener. 

Language Games

Language Games

Absurdist take on philosophy and language. 

A Sip With Vodka: A Russian Guide to Becoming a Real Housewife and Making it in America

A Sip With Vodka: A Russian Guide to Becoming a Real Housewife and Making it in America

Hilarious and heartfelt story about a Russian immigrant named Natasha who moves with her son to NYC in the hopes of becoming a Real Housewife and cabaret star. 

Just Two Guys: Burgers and Fries

Just Two Guys: Burgers and Fries

Just Two Guys have arrived to bring you an experience you won’t forget! Their unique blend of acoustic rock music, comedy, and food creates the most fulfilling musical performanc… 

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Anarchist: noun; a person who rebels against any authority or established order. 

Sylus 2020!

Sylus 2020!

The rather evil Sylus Rothchild is running for president. 

Titz Up!

Titz Up!

Titz Up invites you to come wiggle your bums, ears and elbows at this exclusive party. 

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Come see 30 plays in 60 minutes! Created by Greg Allen of the Neo-Futurists Theatre and performed by students from The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California. 

Captain Breadbeard's Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook

Captain Breadbeard's Bready Brilliant Comedy Cookbook

The only fast-paced, pun-tastic comedy sketch show about a sailor with a beard made of bread and his sidekick, Davy Scones. 

Legs

Legs

If at any point you have used your legs, thought about legs or if you know someone with legs, then this is the show for you. 

Piñata

Piñata

Piñata! That DIY alternative comedy variety art party sell-out sensation from South London. 

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

Yorkshire’s finest meat-themed double act is back, in an all-new sketch comedy nightmare. 

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

LIP Service brings their critically acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett’s tragicomedy Waiting for Godot to Edinburgh from Texas. 

David McIver: Teleport

David McIver: Teleport

Character comedian David McIver’s Teleport takes us on a deliciously low-budget, self-deprecating, dynamic quest through the online fantasy character games he used to play as a c… 

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

An hour with Harriet Dyer is an hour of absurdism where literally anything can happen. 

Currie and Brice: Kraudwerk

Currie and Brice: Kraudwerk

Salt and pepper? Ham and mustard? Belt and braces? Slap and tickle? No! No! Nooooooooooooo! Currie and Brice! The future wave of comedy coming at you from London by way of Belfast. 

The Bald Soprano

The Bald Soprano

You can see a play every day in every theatre. 

Charles Quarterman: An Afternoon with Charles Quarterman for One Hour

Charles Quarterman: An Afternoon with Charles Quarterman for One Hour

Hello, I am Charles Quarterman. 

Yerloo Underground

Yerloo Underground

Deep, dark subway. 

Asexual Healing: Prophets of Time

Asexual Healing: Prophets of Time

Discover the secrets of the universe. 

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at the Fringe

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at the Fringe

Not many comedy fans would turn down the chance to see the legendary Whose Line Is It Anyway? gang live. 

Pottervision

Pottervision

Where better to perform a Harry Potter parody show than Edinburgh?Lukas Kirkby and Tom Lawrinson are back at the Fringe for their fourth year in a row with Pottervision. 

The Suitcase, the Beggar and the Wind

The Suitcase, the Beggar and the Wind

Some people just walk by on the train platform. 

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Prepare for the most epic spectacle you will ever experience. 

Three, Two, One...

Three, Two, One...

Narrative subverted for unwholesome purposes. 

LEGMEAT

LEGMEAT

LEGMEAT is an ill-considered yet high-concept sketch show. 

Cyst-er Act

Cyst-er Act

Cyst-er Act by Catherine Hoffmann. 

Alison Thea-Skot: Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame

Alison Thea-Skot: Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame

‘The reigning queen of character comedy’ (Evening Standard), Alison Thea-Skot, returns to the Fringe for two nights with her five-star smash-hit show. 

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

[SFX: FANFARE] Michael Brunström is an Olympic athlete striving for gold medal glory. 

Tea?...(With Milk)

Tea?...(With Milk)

Are you part of the 51% that is told to change every part of your body? Laser off all your hair? Cover yourself in expensive products because you’re worthless! Tea?…(With Milk) i… 

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: WIP The Hands Have It!

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: WIP The Hands Have It!

Beth Vyse returns as Olive Hands in this work in progress show: The Hands Have It! where she finds herself running for leader of the Western world. 

Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping

Listen, You Can Hear the Sound of No Hands Clapping

What happens when we bring era-defining characters back to life? A thought-provoking avant-garde history-play, exploring the self through the epic, Paradise Lost. 

SAGA

SAGA

A 60-minute English and Swedish adaptation of August Strindberg’s A Dream Play, at a time where the property ladder is near impossible to climb, vloggers are worshipped and millenn… 

Soup Group!

Soup Group!

Two chefs are meant to be making a soup. 

Headhog

Headhog

A hedgehog has spontaneously appeared in Malcolm’s brain. 

Get Her Outta Here by Isabella Broccolini

Get Her Outta Here by Isabella Broccolini

Broccolini’s creation is a darkly raw absurdist comedy about Red Lady, a symbol and exploration of the female identity. 

Well That's Oz

Well That's Oz

Absurdism runs amok in Well That’s Oz, one of four plays in this year’s programme from CalArts at Venue 13. 

Jonny's Panel Show (Really Good)

Jonny's Panel Show (Really Good)

After directing ungrateful clown duo Zach & Viggo, starring in an award-winning funk opera with Thumpasaurus, and touring the world three times over, Jonny Woolley (AKA Mr X) rolls… 

Here Comes the Tide, There Goes the Girl

Here Comes the Tide, There Goes the Girl

Here Comes the Tide, There Goes the Girl is one of four plays presented by CalArts at venue 13 this year and is steeped in their tradition of producing original material that stret… 

Stepdads: Step Up

Stepdads: Step Up

Meet the two men who wish they were your dad (but who are glad he went to prison. 

Eilidh Hodgson and Katherine Plumb: Do Wap Art Flop

Eilidh Hodgson and Katherine Plumb: Do Wap Art Flop

Two young, naive, St Martins fools blur the line between art and comedy much more insalubriously than The Mighty Boosh did. 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Winner: Best Comedy at Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award (2017). 

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

Following a surprising (and culturally deeply unsettling) smash-hit, sell-out run at last year’s Fringe, this mind-bogglingly awful, disquietingly successful idea for a late-night … 

Stamptown Comedy Night

Stamptown Comedy Night

Sold-out run: Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2019). 

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

I, John Kearns, and I, Pat Cahill, join hands to present our messy, loving, self-flagellant off-Broadway show, 110%. 

John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

Hopefully, you know the kind of show you’re in for, with a deliciously meaningless title like this, and crafted surrealism is exactly what is in store. 

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

‘People who try to hang on to their individuality always come to a bad end!’ Noun: rhinoceros. 

Clothesline

Clothesline

Join UCL’s premiere utensil-based sketch group for their eighth year at the Fringe. 

ACID!

ACID!

Alternative Comedy It’s Downstairs! (ACID!) is Leeds’ infamous, illicit, alternative comedy night! Hosts Kenrick and Miller bring you the finest in late-night absurdity, with a… 

Yolk: A Tale of Life, Told By an Idiot

Yolk: A Tale of Life, Told By an Idiot

A ridiculously surreal celebration of human existence, journeying from the womb to above and beyond. 

Project X – Alternative Comedy Collective

Project X – Alternative Comedy Collective

Join Project X in welcoming the weird, wacky and the downright hilarious to the stage. 

Mary Houlihan: Me and Jack

Mary Houlihan: Me and Jack

Comedian Mary Houlihan tells the true (fake) story of her torrid romance with 82-year-old actor Jack Nicholson. 

Harry Carr: Neighbourhood Watch

Harry Carr: Neighbourhood Watch

Hi neighbours, key agenda items for tonight’s meeting: 1. 

Frank Foucault: Desk

Frank Foucault: Desk

Thump. 

Adam Larter: Good Morning Croissant

Adam Larter: Good Morning Croissant

Please help. I am trapped in a cardboard supermarket.  

Rob Copland: Strange Jam

Rob Copland: Strange Jam

Ready your laughing gear for a delicious dollop of Strange Jam, a unique blend of high-energy, clowning-based stand-up from, Rob Copland. 

Science Idiot

Science Idiot

Ruth Hunter grew up in Ireland in the 90s and was frankly disappointed when the millennium bug didn’t take effect. 

Manifesting Mrs Marx

Manifesting Mrs Marx

‘Thrilling’ **** (Herald-Tribune). 

Cancelled: A Comedy by Darius Emadi

Cancelled: A Comedy by Darius Emadi

This show is not cancelled! The debut solo show from American Gaulier-trained clown Darius Emadi, this energetic, anarchic show combines clown, bouffon, subversive audience interac… 

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

Despite the title, it transpires that Joz Norris is not dead, but is merely busy having a bath. 

Poseidon's Playhouse

Poseidon's Playhouse

Follow the madcap mishaps of the local parish priest whose pathetic attempts to be loved by others (as much as he loves himself) go wrong. 

Waiting for Dogot

Waiting for Dogot

A lone human stands on a dark stage. 

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

The first man in space is back on Earth and facing new temptations. 

Lucy Pearman: Baggage

Lucy Pearman: Baggage

Pearman, an Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Leicester Comedy Awards Best Show nominee, ‘star in the making’ (**** Telegraph) and co-star of BBC Two’s Mister Winner a… 

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner presents his fourth show. 

An Evening With Lee Trundle

An Evening With Lee Trundle

An Evening with Lee Trundle, with Francis Breen: Lee Trundle is cancelled. 

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning

Ben Target: Six Endings in Search of a Beginning

Chasing dreams, planting seeds and mining for gold in this work-in-progress show from ‘one of very few comics who manages to do something new with the art form while keeping an aud… 

Luke Rollason's Infinite Content

Luke Rollason's Infinite Content

Switch on your phones and switch off your brains, as one idiot enters the cloud and puts his mind on a spin cycle for your entertainment. 

Something Else

Something Else

What do you expect when you go to a holiday resort? Seaside memories, hearty dinners, relaxation and. 

Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included)

Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included)

Four years ago, Dylan Dodds asked himself a question: could he BE any more ridiculous? The answer, it turns out, is yes. 

Feed Wolf Ice Cream: A Comedy Show About Death

Feed Wolf Ice Cream: A Comedy Show About Death

For those who want more from their comedy than one guy standing still on a stage with a microphone. 

Julia Rorke: Jeneane’s Kinky Room of Astrology and Ciggies

Julia Rorke: Jeneane’s Kinky Room of Astrology and Ciggies

Jeneane Morris is here to tell you some shit about life: buckle up. 

Two Little Dickheads: Kapow!

Two Little Dickheads: Kapow!

The Two Little Dickheads are back with a fresh explosion of idiocy. 

Pottervision 2 (Work in Progress)

Pottervision 2 (Work in Progress)

The Harry Potter parody show returns with a brand-new work-in-progress hour! Join us, four full-grown men, as we celebrate and recreate the absurd scenes of those magical movies. 

Gethin Alderman is: Sublime

Gethin Alderman is: Sublime

Daft and silly in equal measure, this anarchic mash-up of clown and character comedy will leave you unable to look at a limes the same way again. 

Jack Tucker: Comedy Stand-Up Hour

Jack Tucker: Comedy Stand-Up Hour

Following sell-out shows in New York, London and LA, award-winning comedian Zach Zucker returns with a new hour of absurdist stand-up! Important: Jack Tucker is a very funny stand-… 

Spa Day

Spa Day

Escape from stress, forget about your failures and let Sam and Horatio indulge you in a world of well-being, rejuvenation and harrowing anecdotes about stress and failures. 

Interviewing Electric Frog

Interviewing Electric Frog

When a seemingly innocent career retrospective interview with maverick film-director Electric Frog brings up controversies he’d rather leave buried, proceedings take a distinctly… 

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse Exists!

Leslie Ewing-Burgesse did a show last year about being imaginary and realised along the way that it was a massive manifestation of all her insecurities! Hooray! The line between in… 

Spontaneous Order

Spontaneous Order

The most trusted name in comedy makes his triumphant return to the Edinburgh Fringe following a three-year hiatus of soul-searching, soul-destroying, and soul-transference. 

David Tieck: What Would Bill Murray Do?

David Tieck: What Would Bill Murray Do?

David Tieck is a big absurdist, idiotic, teddy-bear type person. 

Olaf Falafel Presents Knitting With Maracas

Olaf Falafel Presents Knitting With Maracas

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back once again like a renegade master. 

Róisín and Chiara: Get Nupty

Róisín and Chiara: Get Nupty

A brand-new hour of improvising genius from cult-in-the-making duo Róisín and Chiara. 

Kevin the Vampyr and Friends Presents The Vim and Vigour Variety Hour

Kevin the Vampyr and Friends Presents The Vim and Vigour Variety Hour

A one-man variety mash-up of story, song and stupidity. 

Crybabies: Danger Brigade

Crybabies: Danger Brigade

Join Michael Clarke (‘nothing short of genius’ ***** (ThreeWeeks)), Ed Jones (‘ripe with wit’ **** (Skinny)) and James for Crybabies’ debut hour of surreal comedy, action, singing,… 

Which Princess Are You?

Which Princess Are You?

Sunjai Arif can show you the world as he shares his memories of nostalgic pop culture all while attempting not to be sued by Disney. 

Pat Cahill: Uncle Len Needs a New Part for His Hoover

Pat Cahill: Uncle Len Needs a New Part for His Hoover

Old new act, Pat Cahill, brings another hour of his confused neo-music hall stupidity to the Fringe. 

Business Casual

Business Casual

Winner: Stamptown Newcomer Award, 2019. 

Ali Brice: Bin Wondering

Ali Brice: Bin Wondering

Having spent time in a wheelie bin (for warmth, obviously), Ali’s mind has been wandering and wondering. 

Will Penswick: Nørdic(k)

Will Penswick: Nørdic(k)

Will Penswick is Pætur Pætursson: a brooding, troubled detective and a semi-legendary DJ from the Faroe Islands who is going toe-to-toe with Scandinavia’s most dangerous criminal… 

Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst

Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst

Award-winning comedian Edy Hurst brings his musical comedy, loop pedal nonsense and stand-up to answer the age-old question: ‘What’s the deal with Edy Hurst? Who even is he? Wh… 

Sean Morley: Soon I Will Be Dead and My Bones Will Be Free to Wreak Havoc Upon the Earth Once More

Sean Morley: Soon I Will Be Dead and My Bones Will Be Free to Wreak Havoc Upon the Earth Once More

Inside my skin is a rattling beast and when I breathe my last it will emerge. 

Fat Roland: Seven Inch

Fat Roland: Seven Inch

In the last record shop still standing, Manchester comic Fat Roland re-examines his life through not-so-teenage kicks, surrounded by forgettable (and unforgettable) pop music. 

Jimmy Slim and Lewis Blomfield: Scratch and Sniff

Jimmy Slim and Lewis Blomfield: Scratch and Sniff

What’s that you can smell? It’s Lewis Blomfield and Jimmy Slim’s new droppings and ooh baby they positively stink of a great night out. 

The Human Show / Free Fringe

The Human Show / Free Fringe

Join Those Big Bois for the award-submitted, The Human Show – a journey inside the mind of one confused specimen and the two voices in his head as they navigate a day in this wei… 

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Showcase

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Showcase

You’ve been craving Canadian comedy. 

Siblings: The Siblinginging

Siblings: The Siblinginging

Following last year’s sell-out show, character comedians and IRL sisters Maddy and Marina are back and bigger than ever (at least physically). 

Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800

Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Demi Lardner (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude was suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale chara… 

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

A social experiment? A support group for people looking to find their own comedy? 12-step meeting? Literal mind-reading show? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? (Unless you go back … 

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

John-Luke Roberts: Terrible Wonderful Adaptations

As a reviewer I'm fortunate enough to get free tickets to many shows. 

Frank Foucault: Shoes

Frank Foucault: Shoes

On the second floor of The Caves, in an arched, brick room with streamers cascading down either side, stands Frank. 

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

The back room at Dragonfly is unassuming. 

Fagin and the Star City Rebels

Fagin and the Star City Rebels

Fagin and the Star City Rebels welcome you to the stargate, a portal to strange and mysterious worlds. 

The Actor's Nightmare

The Actor's Nightmare

Curtain rises. 

Thom Pain: (Based on Nothing)

Thom Pain: (Based on Nothing)

Lauded by The New York Times as ‘existential stand-up’, this unsettling and beautiful play explores the nature of performance, the intersection of actor and audience, and the symbo… 

A Sight of Abject Pity and Ruin

A Sight of Abject Pity and Ruin

In a world lost in time there is a forgotten Figure. 

The Way Out

The Way Out

The Way Out is a dark absurdist comedy based on the frustration of living in the modern age. 

Pangea

Pangea

Choice was the problem. 

Duck Gutters

Duck Gutters

A twisted satire swirling around the greed and vanity that haunts the high-class art world. 

The Interview

The Interview

In a comic exploration of the disjoint between what we think and what we say, The Interview questions the meaning of living a life worth rewarding. 

The Weird and Whacky World of Raymond Bishop

The Weird and Whacky World of Raymond Bishop

This is a show about Raymond Bishop. 

You Are Frogs

You Are Frogs

If some of what you are about to read sounds completely bonkers then you are well on the way to an appreciation of You Are Frogs. 

Joz Norris Has No Show This Year, but Mr Fruit Salad Does

Joz Norris Has No Show This Year, but Mr Fruit Salad Does

Hi, I’m award-winning comic, actor and writer Joz Norris (BBC Three, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, ITV, ITV2, Dave, Channel 4). 

Slipstick

Slipstick

A man enters and, La Cage Aux Folles style, he sits at a mirror that isn’t there and paints his face in lurid make-up. 

Bucket Men

Bucket Men

Bucket Men takes place in a small basement studio at C Royale where two men coincidentally have jobs in a small basement of a faceless government building. 

The MMORPG Show – Scruffy Looking Nerd Herder

The MMORPG Show – Scruffy Looking Nerd Herder

The multi award-winning MMORPG Show returns with more improvised, role-play comedy adventures. 

Pie Equals Square

Pie Equals Square

A mad inventor applies logic to the absurd and abstract. 

Waiting for Ofsted

Waiting for Ofsted

Oh how easily this ambitious project could have fallen flat on its face and oh how wonderfully it sustains itself. 

Welcome to Self Co

Welcome to Self Co

Do you have what it takes to become our next Depression Superstar? We’re looking for a super inefficient, dedicated team member to join our established brand. 

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Winner: Rising Star Award (TheMediaEye. 

Adult Orgasm Escaped from the Zoo

Adult Orgasm Escaped from the Zoo

A woman who is imprisoned by her husband in their apartment. 

Siblings: Acting Out

Siblings: Acting Out

Is the comedy gene something you can inherit from your parents? If so then Siblings: Acting Out sisters Maddy and Marina Bye have been blessed with it in spades. 

Church of Phil

Church of Phil

Join award-winning oddballs Fire Donkey as they blur the lines between fiction and reality in this interactive madcap comedy seminar about their imagined experience of living with … 

A-Z of the Man With No Name

A-Z of the Man With No Name

A crazy alphabetical journey through the life of a modern vaudevillian loon. 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Winner: Best Comedy Brighton Fringe (2016). 

Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton

Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton

Demi Lardner feels the need, at one point in their most recent show, to unveil a banner listing their previous accomplishments and awards they have won. 

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

Adam Larter: Boogie Knights

Adam Larter plays Sir Dance-a-lot, one of the Boogie Knights who has been exiled from a land where disco lovers are persecuted, and where rock ‘n roll and the evil King Gary now … 

Stamptown Comedy Night

Stamptown Comedy Night

A raunchy, chaotic and full-on Fringe experience, Stamptown Comedy Night is a late-night variety show featuring the best comedy and cabaret on the international scene! Hosted by Za… 

Flies

Flies

I was excited about Flies. 

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

Old friends John Kearns and Pat Cahill have gathered together 110% of their very best talking points, bloopers, songs and fighting talks to discuss at the Blundabus. 

Paul Currie: Hot Donkey

Paul Currie: Hot Donkey

Paul Currie is a disturbingly brilliant comic who plays his crowd like the conductor of an orchestra. 

3 Women 3 Myths

3 Women 3 Myths

Inspired by Waiting for Godot, this original piece performed by two women of colour brings new meaning to issues of violence and war, poverty, food, deserts, hopelessness and those… 

Michael Clarke: Felt

Michael Clarke: Felt

Michael Clarke has felt something. 

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

Henry Café, quiz host and death investigator, investigates death and hosts a quiz. 

Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop

Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop

There are too many shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Me Talking, Mostly

Me Talking, Mostly

Mick dives into the absurdity of being an onstage performer and gives the audience a chance to sit in the director’s seat. Be prepared to laugh, cry and experience unbridled joy! 

Tash Goldstone: Jellybean

Tash Goldstone: Jellybean

Tash Goldstone, as seen on Comedy Central online and VICE, comes of age in a 40-minute show exploring childhood obsessions, terrible YouTubers and why you should never eat glitter. 

Andrew O'Neill: I Am a Rich Man and I Have Many Sons

Andrew O'Neill: I Am a Rich Man and I Have Many Sons

There’s a better universe next door. Let’s go! Award-winning Fringe veteran brings all the feels. ‘An incantatory state of near-constant laughter’ **** (List). 

Eleanor Westbrook: Big Berg

Eleanor Westbrook: Big Berg

Let the ‘Queen of silliness (***** BroadwayBaby. 

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

Join Jem (Best Newcomer Midlands Awards 2018), Joe (Chortle finalist 2015) and Horatio (Chortle semi-finalist 2018) for an absurd hour of stand-up about dads, insects, long hairy l… 

Monsieur Somebody

Monsieur Somebody

What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told? The biggest secret you’ve ever kept? Claude the fraud is a deliciously despicable Frenchman that we love to hate, hate to love… But… 

David McIver Is a Nice Little Man

David McIver Is a Nice Little Man

Look, it’s David McIver, the nicest little man in town giving it a good go with his debut hour of riffs, bits and skits. 

Sam Campbell: The Trough

Sam Campbell: The Trough

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world’s largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398… 

Bummer and Lazarus

Bummer and Lazarus

An absurd comedy that blends slapstick, nonsense and existentialism. 

Strong Tea

Strong Tea

A foray into the absurd with musical sketches, Strong Tea is a pure comedy in the sense that the writers couldn’t quite drum up a coherent plot. 

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical). 

Stranger Friends

Stranger Friends

Sunjai Arif and Nathan Eagle are Stranger Friends. 

The Last One

The Last One

The Last One is the end of all things, and still needing more. 

Thumpasaurus

Thumpasaurus

Born in the depths of the underground LA music scene, funk-punk, intergalactic dance gods Thumpasaurus return to Edinburgh with an eclectic, homemade aesthetic unlike any other mus… 

The Arsonists

The Arsonists

‘These days most people don’t believe in God. 

Late Night Nonsense: Variety Show

Late Night Nonsense: Variety Show

A variety show of absurdist comedy. 

Wigwam Wonder Jam

Wigwam Wonder Jam

Earlyish late-night comedy tent party! A marshmallow melt of mirth, music and mayhem in the Spiegelyurt. 

Madame Señorita: QUEST!ON

Madame Señorita: QUEST!ON

Award-winning Spanish clown-diva show inspired by a life crisis and the really big questions. 

Testament

Testament

‘The realities of life, dream and hallucination are beautifully interwoven offering the spectator an amazing journey’ (Marcin Rudy, Song Of The Goat). 

It's Alright, Everything's Okay

It's Alright, Everything's Okay

Sometimes we feel sad. 

Tom Duke – Psychiatrist to the Paranormal!

Tom Duke – Psychiatrist to the Paranormal!

It’s a day like no other, in a health service like no other. 

Electric Frog

Electric Frog

Join Dr Electric-Hogg, Dark Master of Dada, in this offbeat production of his career retrospective as his interviewer (his hapless assistant Stags) asks the question on everybody… 

Pat Cahill: Clagnut

Pat Cahill: Clagnut

Come and see Pat Cahill ride the midnight Blundabus with his favourite nuggets of neo-music hall entertainment, old clags, new dingles and some ridiculous chunks he just can’t jigg… 

Oliver Coleman: Delicious

Oliver Coleman: Delicious

Australian funny man Oliver Coleman arrives at the Edinburgh Fringe bringing with him a frenetic hour of silly comedy fun times! It’s a totally good show performed with exceptional… 

Nathan Lang: The Stuntman

Nathan Lang: The Stuntman

The Stuntman returns after last year's sell-out run with his surreal off-the-wall tale of triumph. 

Match

Match

Self-proclaimed “love expert” and award-winning clown Kiva Murphy brings you on an absurd journey about the crazy things people do to find their perfect match. 

Olaf Falafel – There's no i in idiot

Olaf Falafel – There's no i in idiot

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back with another hour of inventive jokes, audience participation and the very loosest of themes. 

Bizarre

Bizarre

Scottish magician Michael Brandie presents his debut outing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

The dumbest game show ever to grace a stage on God’s green Earth. 

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll

Maddie Campion has always wanted to be in a double act. 

Tony Law: A Lost Show

Tony Law: A Lost Show

A journey through the side and under-mind. 

Zach & Viggo and Thumpasaurus: Where Does the Love Go?

Zach & Viggo and Thumpasaurus: Where Does the Love Go?

Following the first space war of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, a lone detective is contracted to find the love in this absurdist, avant-garde, funk opera. 

Ben Target: Splosh!

Ben Target: Splosh!

Pool party starter and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Ben Target, invites you to plunge in for a paddle. 

Phil Ellis Is Ready for the Big Time

Phil Ellis Is Ready for the Big Time

After winning the Edinburgh Panel Prize in 2014 with Funz and Gamez, Phil’s ready to bring his unique, anarchic and unreliable comedy to the masses. 

Two Little Dickheads

Two Little Dickheads

This is what happens when a cabaret clown and an improv master with a shared passion for cats spend way too much time together. 

Pottervision

Pottervision

The Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. 

Bitter and Twisted

Bitter and Twisted

Longing for something but short on luck. 

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

An ex-SNP politico, a bible-wielding American mom and JK Rowling walk into a. 

Synchronised Swimming – The Dry Version

Synchronised Swimming – The Dry Version

Infamous comedy duo Ursus and Nadeschkin have been dubbed the ‘Swiss-German Marx Brothers’ by Village Voice NYC. 

Sean Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour

Sean Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour

Remorseful absurdist Sean Morley plays with guilt, blame, forgiveness and audience expectations in this genre-bending stand-up apology. 

Kit Sullivan: Lad

Kit Sullivan: Lad

Kit Sullivan is a boy in a boy’s body. 

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

Canadian comedy veteran and perpetual white belt Kevin Matviw (The Second City) returns to the Fringe with an unhinged solo sketch show filled with improv, “karate” and hilario… 

Carabet

Carabet

Welcome to Carabet, a world furnished with creatures, characters and bizarre objects. 

Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand

Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand

You are cordially invited to the grand reopening of Ali Brice’s Lemonade Stand. 

Viggo Venn: Pepito

Viggo Venn: Pepito

Nominee: Best Comedy Award – Fringe World 2018. 

David Earl Is Brian Gittins: Don't Feed the Monkey Man

David Earl Is Brian Gittins: Don't Feed the Monkey Man

As seen on Ricky Gervais’ Derek, Sky’s Rovers and Channel 4’s Gittins. 

Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs

Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs

A madcap adventure through the wild mind of a young Australian absurdist. 

David Correos: The Correos Effect

David Correos: The Correos Effect

New Zealand’s David Correos has blown away audiences from Auckland to Adelaide, now he returns to Edinburgh with his debut solo show. 

Beard: Baby Come Back

Beard: Baby Come Back

Returning after their award-winning, sell-out 2015 show, Beard (‘one of the best kept secrets in comedy-town’ (List)) are back with their genre-defying comedy. 

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The mother and baby show, like you’ve never seen before! She’s tried everything to get back on daytime TV, but she’s never gone this far before. 

Jordan Brookes: Bleed

Jordan Brookes: Bleed

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee returns for more loosely justified nonsense. 

Luke Rollason Presents Planet Earth III

Luke Rollason Presents Planet Earth III

Planet Earth III is a low-budget, one-man nature documentary, set in a future where our worst predictions came true – following ecological collapse, thousands of endangered speci… 

Zach Zucker – Human Person

Zach Zucker – Human Person

If I could bottle some of Zack Zucker’s confidence, enthusiasm and energy I could create a cure for depression and low self-esteem. 

Leebo Luby - Farucchio Peru Is Extraordinaire

Leebo Luby - Farucchio Peru Is Extraordinaire

Farucchio Peru is an enigma wrapped in an ego, surrounded by an unpronounceable name. 

Luke McQueen: The Boy With Tape on His Face

Luke McQueen: The Boy With Tape on His Face

Meet Luke McQueen: The Boy With Tape on His Face, not Tape Face. 

Talkabout

Talkabout

A couple of couples meet for a drink and talk again and again and again and again and. 

The Trial

The Trial

The students of Wellington College are performing the renowned adaptation of Franz Kafka by Steven Berkoff, The Trial. 

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. 

Frank Foucault: Shoes (WIP)

Frank Foucault: Shoes (WIP)

Jacques Tati once said ‘funniness starts in the feet’. 

Amino No; the Building Blocks of an Australian Life in Scotland

Amino No; the Building Blocks of an Australian Life in Scotland

Two years a Leither and it feels so good! But a Penguin is not a Tim Tam, and a Penguin is not a straw. 

Edy Hurst: Theme Show

Edy Hurst: Theme Show

Award-winning comedian Edy Hurst presents a debut work of comic ingenuity and imagination, plundering against forces far beyond his reach to create the world’s greatest theme par… 

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath is a semi-absurdist exploration into male grief, observing how it plays out in our minds and affects those close to us. 

Adrienne Truscott's a One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufmann is a Feminist Performance Artist and I'm a Comedian)

Adrienne Truscott's a One-Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufmann is a Feminist Performance Artist and I'm a Comedian)

Truscott wrestles with: standing up while telling jokes, second shows, stealing material and bad reviews – back in the town where she got ‘em! All while paying homage to her fa… 

Siblings

Siblings

The art of the comedic double act is a difficult one and its success largely based on chemistry between the two performers. 

Arm – Mireille & Mathieu

Arm – Mireille & Mathieu

Arm is the spooky exploration of junkyard puppetry you never thought you wanted. 

Broken Episodes

Broken Episodes

Broken Episodes is an immersive Artaud style of performance, written and directed by Thomas Sellick-Newton, artistic director of Atmostheatre. 

An Audience With Ted Pendleton

An Audience With Ted Pendleton

It is an interesting idea to stage a comedic play about the backstage conversations that take place between stage hands, in the shadow of the performer that they work for, but this… 

David McIver: Stop It, David, We Are Having Too Much Fun

David McIver: Stop It, David, We Are Having Too Much Fun

David McIver is a refreshing breath of air in every sense. 

Enterprise

Enterprise

Americana Ad Absurdum Productions certainly lives up to its name by combining America’s most-loved export, free-market capitalism, with some surreal and absurdist humour. 

Zach & Viggo

Zach & Viggo

Meet Zach & Viggo; Zach is a roguish American oozing with boyish charm. 

The Oxford Revue: Witch Hunt

The Oxford Revue: Witch Hunt

An American, a Scot and a woman walk into a bar – they’re three of the Oxford Revue’s finest returning to Edinburgh with an hour of character comedy. 

Sparkly Unicorn

Sparkly Unicorn

Leslie is a very tall London-based Canadian with rainbow hair (it’s natural). 

Lucy Pearman: Maid of Cabbage

Lucy Pearman: Maid of Cabbage

Greeting each and every audience member with a handshake after they take their seats may seem like you’re overdoing the niceties, but we soon find out that Lucy Pearman’s Maid … 

Boondocks

Boondocks

Set in a bush, this play gets quickly into its own stride, with a persistent odd humour which flips on its head anything you thought you knew about a conversation between three you… 

Seymour Mace's Magical Shitcakes from Heaven

Seymour Mace's Magical Shitcakes from Heaven

The blurb suggests this is a show about nothing, but amidst the surreal humour there is a deeper meaning. 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! Aaaaah! And We Have the 'A's Covered!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! Aaaaah! And We Have the 'A's Covered!

We love ‘A’s! ‘A’s in Alphabetti Spaghetti! ‘A’s in the Alphabet and the ‘A’s at the start of something… Something big! Like a programme… Be here at the start of something!  

Luke Rollason Presents Planet Earth III

Luke Rollason Presents Planet Earth III

Planet Earth III is a low-budget, one-man nature documentary, set in a future where our worst predictions came true – following ecological collapse, thousands of endangered speci… 

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall is a master of character comedy. 

Consignia's Panopticon

Consignia's Panopticon

Panopticon is a prison designed by philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham. 

Slash Theatre: The Room in the Elephant

Slash Theatre: The Room in the Elephant

We like to think of it as a ‘daring exposé revealing the state of contemporary masculinity in a post-feminist milieu’. 

Viggo Venn – The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn – The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn’s act is a hard one to categorise. 

The USOL Hyperbowl

The USOL Hyperbowl

Three comics go head to head in a competitive carnival of silliness. 

El Tradition

El Tradition

Why do we do traditions? Good question! You’ll find the answer and more in this show. 

Harriet Dyer – Dyergnosis Murder

Harriet Dyer – Dyergnosis Murder

Harriet Dyer (BBC Live at the Fringe, BBC Ouch, BBC Radio 4 Extra and that idiot that didn’t cook her chicken on ITV’s Dinner Date) for purposes of this show is Detective Dyer. 

Hilda & The Spectrum

Hilda & The Spectrum

Weird comedy soul mates* Elf and Ryan perform their debut show. 

Tash Goldstone and Sam Lake: Queens

Tash Goldstone and Sam Lake: Queens

Tash Goldstone and Sam Lake are queens. 

The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest is an award-winning solo character comedy chronicling the ups and downs of two idiots, Juan Dominguez a thick-moustached general, and J’VaAnN a lovesick poet as… 

Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour – Free

Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour – Free

Award-winning comedian off telly and radio dabbles in the occult. 

Galpals: Because at the End of the Day, That's What We'd Like to be Known as

Galpals: Because at the End of the Day, That's What We'd Like to be Known as

Colour coordinated galpals Emma Moran and Sarah King, explore the meaning of friendship through the mediums of poorly made hats and sketch comedy. 

Dada Surrealist Cookbook

Dada Surrealist Cookbook

The art of Dada and Surrealism, an ironic, aesthetic cookbook of sweet and savoury ideas overdue a witty theatrical dramatisation. 

What's in the Happy Shed?

What's in the Happy Shed?

Mystery pot-luck intimate performance art show: Is it alive? Or is it dead? It’s a total surprise in a garden shed. 

Kit Sullivan in Digital

Kit Sullivan in Digital

Ridiculous and unpredictable, Kit Sullivan dishes out a surreal piece of comedy with mischievous charm. 

1 Singular Sensation

1 Singular Sensation

Nick Cassenbaum’s brand new absurd comedy takes a sideways look at the fake news world. 

John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here

John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here

The only winner of the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards returns for the first time. 

Ali Brice's Never-Ending Pencil

Ali Brice's Never-Ending Pencil

A monk starts the show. 

Paul Currie: Cats in My Mouth

Paul Currie: Cats in My Mouth

A brand-new show from this hairy idiot man-child, strap in for more fun and nonsense as the entire audience is taken by the hand into a true circus of silly. 

The Marowitz Hamlet

The Marowitz Hamlet

To be or not to be? That is but one question of many explored in this exciting, visually stunning production. 

Sensitive Bricks and the Cement of Time

Sensitive Bricks and the Cement of Time

Six award-winning clowns, characters, and comedians all show off, separately. 

Leere Zeit – Idle Time

Leere Zeit – Idle Time

The key to a happy life is avoiding all forms of useless and unproductive time – Leere Zeit – as propagated by the Institute of Positive Lifestyles. 

Scott Barnett: Quantumly Entangled With a Blobfish

Scott Barnett: Quantumly Entangled With a Blobfish

Quite possibly the best/only show about blobfish you’ll ever see. 

Neal Portenza

Neal Portenza

Winner (People’s Champion) Amused Moose Comedy Award, ‘16 Edinburgh Fringe. 

Is Edward Aczel Infinite?

Is Edward Aczel Infinite?

Is Edward Aczel Infinite? Have you ever thought: who am I? Is it all just a dream? Is time constant or variable? Is it only possible to imagine the infinite? No, me neither. 

Burnt Toast

Burnt Toast

Two days, 15 years later. 

Madame Señorita: 25 Different Shows, Come Every Day!

Madame Señorita: 25 Different Shows, Come Every Day!

Award-winning performer Paula Valluerca, aka Madame Señorita, is committed to reconnect with the pleasure of being a totally deluded idiot. 

Comedy With a Colourblind Dyslexic Geordie Who Also Has Other Aliments

Comedy With a Colourblind Dyslexic Geordie Who Also Has Other Aliments

The alternative stand-up Sean Turner has natural comedic instincts that lead him to areas most comics wouldn’t ever find themselves. 

Mary Go Nowhere

Mary Go Nowhere

Mary is on the edge of a breakdown trying to keep her foul-mouthed three-year-old in preschool. 

Normal Boy Presents: Normal Boy

Normal Boy Presents: Normal Boy

‘Hysterical… Terrifyingly brilliant commitment to everything’ (TheEdgeSUSU. 

Carabet

Carabet

Carabet is a light escapist comedy show coming to the Fringe fresh from gigs all over Europe. 

Being Hueman Being

Being Hueman Being

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Edinburgh, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. 

Battered

Battered

Irishman Mark McConnell has pushed his luck in many countries. 

Pottervision

Pottervision

The Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. 

Mark Dean Quinn: My Heart on a Plate

Mark Dean Quinn: My Heart on a Plate

I’m really proud of this show. 

John-Luke Roberts: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair! (All in Caps)

John-Luke Roberts: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair! (All in Caps)

The cult-favourite alternative comic humbly invites you to his brand-new, absolutely brilliant hour of extraordinary-absurdist-character-comedy-nonsense-sort-of-stand-up and hubris… 

Michael Clarke: A Felt in Progress

Michael Clarke: A Felt in Progress

Michael Clarke has felt something. 

Olaf Falafel Presents: The Marmosets of My Mind

Olaf Falafel Presents: The Marmosets of My Mind

Back with another hour of surreal stupidity. 

The Oxford Revue

The Oxford Revue

Join the critically acclaimed Oxford Revue as it returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its 53rd year. 

Michael Stranney: Welcome to Ballybeg

Michael Stranney: Welcome to Ballybeg

As seen on ITV2, Michael Stranney (NATY winner, Chortle Best Newcomer nominee, BBC New Comedy Award finalist) presents the debut hour from his character Daniel Duffy. 

Tom Walker: Bee Boo

Tom Walker: Bee Boo

Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 Best Show Nominee and 2016 Best Newcomer, Tom Walker is a unique, hilarious and ridiculously accomplished comedian. 

Dot. Dot. Dot.

Dot. Dot. Dot.

“Shall I tell you a story?” a girl asks. 

Amusings

Amusings

“Every once in a while you come across a couple of guys who are just so goddam funny, so goddarn crazy and so godforsakenly good that you gotta just sit up and sign ’em. 

Ian Lane: If You Lived Here You'd Be Ian Lane By Now

Ian Lane: If You Lived Here You'd Be Ian Lane By Now

This show is about two things: home and the body. 

Sami & Jim

Sami & Jim

Join psychic Shaman Mountain and his trusty apprentice Soil on a trans-dimensional journey in search of Soil’s lost voice. 

Macho Macho

Macho Macho

Bosnian-Dutch artist Igor Vrebac draws inspiration from Instagram after-workout selfies, Turkish wrestling and the idea of bromance in his new physical performance ‘Macho Macho’ to… 

Jacob Hatton: True Brit

Jacob Hatton: True Brit

Amidst all the current political debates surrounding nationalism, I was curious as to the sort of person that would put on a show called Jacob Hatton: True Brit. 

Fake Hip Gnosis

Fake Hip Gnosis

‘Fake Hip Gnosis’ speaks to that camp desire to believe in earnest in those things our intellect tells us are ridiculous. 

Felt

Felt

This is about the most important thing Michael Clarke ever felt. 

What if the Plane Falls Out of the Sky?

What if the Plane Falls Out of the Sky?

Idiot Child throws everything into this show, quite literally: glitter, mojitos, frazzles and mini chedders, balloons, badges, sweets, music, stories, nudity and endless energy. 

Pavillion 7090

Pavillion 7090

7090 are the hosts of a playground full of music, films and installations. 

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Through the use of film projection, plays, and music by Justyna Ponikowska, 7090 and Hana present a concert about the malleability of meaning. 

Daddy Day: Bert Hana

Daddy Day: Bert Hana

‘Daddy Day’ is a perfectly pitched, meticulously performed work that stretches the limits of theatre and leaves one reeling. 

The Jellyfish Trap: Satie in 3D

The Jellyfish Trap: Satie in 3D

A musical narrative based on Erik Satie’s play of the same name. 

A Dirtier Weekend with Der Wunderlich Revue

A Dirtier Weekend with Der Wunderlich Revue

Join Brighton’s favourite (almost) all-male cabaret and burlesquers for a dirtier weekend of stripping, pole-dancing, cheerleading (of course), nudity, stupidity, magic, music and … 

Siblings

Siblings

Bound by blood and ambition, character comedians and real-life sisters Maddy and Marina Bye set sail on another adventure. 

Dual Core Comedy Processor Unit - Presented by the Duncan Brothers

Dual Core Comedy Processor Unit - Presented by the Duncan Brothers

The Duncan brothers came from the same erection, but have since gone in a different direction. 

Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano

A story about a meeting between two hobos. 

Mediocre as F**k

Mediocre as F**k

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of them all? In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity. 

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall: Blood

Critically-acclaimed comedy actress and character comedian Alice Marshall returns to Brighton Fringe with ‘Blood’, the follow-up to her smash-hit 2016 debut show ‘Vicious. 

Fragments From Your Workplace

Fragments From Your Workplace

Writer/director Sofia Rendall and a cast of Sussex University students bring you a brand new satirical piece in several parts that each parody business culture and its various inad… 

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Winner: Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016. 

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages. 

Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins

Nicole Henriksen: Techno Glitter Penguins

My first venture to the Marlborough could not have been more welcoming. 

Dead Puppet Society

Dead Puppet Society

The award-winning team that brought you ‘A Puppet Named Desire’ and ‘Puppetgeist’ return with mayhem, masks, and sock monsters. 

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good

Doug Segal: I Can Make You Feel Good

“Imagine if Derren Brown was funny” Evening Standard. 

A Fantastically Weird Reading From Madeleine Swann

A Fantastically Weird Reading From Madeleine Swann

Aisha’s front room doubles as a depression-era cinema, her bedroom a Parisian salon and her study a library from the psychedelic Sixties. 

BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt

I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d witnessed after walking out of BLINDFOLD: The Night of the Hunt, a surreal play by Greek company THE. 

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

Remember Brighton Fringe 2013? Music comedy duo Eccentronic tried to write the UK’s song for Eurovision by identifying what it means to be British, while musing on how we can co-… 

Die Die Die Old People Die

Die Die Die Old People Die

Indie theatre legends David Woods and Jon Haynes of ‘Ridiculusmus’ as two crustaceous elders putting off death in a snail paced farce. 

The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest

‘The Wedding Guest’ is a solo character comedy chronicling the ups and downs of Juan Domínguez, a thick-moustached general, and J’VaAnN, a lovesick poet, as they pine for th… 

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Winner, Rising Star: The Media Eye, 2016. 

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Winner: Rising Star, The Media Eye, 2016. 

Urges

Urges

Do you like jokes? Do you like chaos? Do you like air? Do you like songs? Do you like being shouted at? Do you like tomatoes? Do you like hair? Do you like human men? Come along th… 

Bovine Cemetery's Literary Funeral

Bovine Cemetery's Literary Funeral

The candles are lit. 

LAID

LAID

A woman lays an egg a day and faces a tumultuous decision: will she raise her egg, or eat it? In this hysterical (in every sense of that word) show, Natalie Palamides takes a relat… 

Cheekykita: Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita: Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita’s dream. 

Joe & Liam are Friends and Conquistadors

Joe & Liam are Friends and Conquistadors

A double bill from: Joe Hart (SYTYF finalist, Tickled Pig winner, as seen on BBC Trending) and Liam Webber (Best New Act nominee, Midlands Comedy Awards). 

AART TV Live Broadcast!

AART TV Live Broadcast!

New Zealand’s finest Mikey the Aartist returns to Brighton Fringe for the launch of AART TV Live with special guest artists Jim Parkyn (Aardman Animations) and George Egg (Anarch… 

Dan Evans: 10%

Dan Evans: 10%

One-man show from established comedian and writer, Dan Evans - “A favourite with audiences as well as with his notoriously hard-to-please comedic peers” (The Guardian). 

Troy Hawke

Troy Hawke

Milo McCabe returns to Brighton Fringe with his impeccable 1930’s throwback creation ‘Troy Hawke’. 

Focus Group* *or How to Stare Down & Transfigure Loneliness1 1A play after David Foster Wallace

Focus Group* *or How to Stare Down & Transfigure Loneliness1 1A play after David Foster Wallace

“This parable of limiting life down to human usefulness is as beautiful as it is bleak” (Exeunt). 

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

‘Venter’-To speak. 

David McIver: Stop It David We Are Having Too Much Fun

David McIver: Stop It David We Are Having Too Much Fun

David McIver is one of the most fun guys around these days. 

Charmian Hughes-Soixante Mirth

Charmian Hughes-Soixante Mirth

What if you met your younger self? Answer - a comedy trip where stand-up meets time travel. 

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings'

GEORGE EGG: ANARCHIST COOK PART TWO 'Second Helpings'

George Egg, the stand-up comedian who cooks onstage using absurd and innovative techniques, returns. 

The View from the Mountaintop

The View from the Mountaintop

A pitch-black comedy from award-winning playwright, Matt Morrison. 

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger is a damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way. 

Lucy Pearman: WIP & a Cabbage

Lucy Pearman: WIP & a Cabbage

“Traditionally, unmarried girls were sent into the veg garden to choose the ‘perfect’ cabbage. 

Being Hueman Being

Being Hueman Being

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Brighton, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. 

They Built It. No One Came.

They Built It. No One Came.

Twelve years ago, Tobias and Alexander came together to form a spiritualist commune based on their shared visions of a peaceful and harmonious community. 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Winner: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016. 

A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

A Brief Guide to Tracking the Migration Patterns of the Eurasian Tree Sparrow

I, Marjorie Willmott (MA, PhD, MpDA), invite you to my very interesting and very important introductory lecture. 

Flowerpot Women

Flowerpot Women

In a garden far away, in a world a lot like this one, in a conversation that has already happened, Eddie asks Garland: “What’s it all about?” And Garland answers, “I don’t know. 

No Exit (Huis Clos)

No Exit (Huis Clos)

No Exit (Huis Clos) is an existentialist drama, adapted from Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic by Charlie Rogers. 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

In their homemade red and black jumpsuits (emblazoned with an enormous Z and V respectively), Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn are an odd pair — even at the Fringe, the spiritual home … 

Lippy

Lippy

The beginning and end of a show are the bits you remember, the bits that leave you feeling great or feeling thoroughly disappointed. 

Grandad Died

Grandad Died

A grandad may have passed on, but he wasn’t the only thing that died on stage. 

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (Of Sorts)

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (Of Sorts)

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (of Sorts) is the product of talented comedy duo and Cambridge Footlights members Ruby Keane and Luisa Callander. 

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

The shape-shifting comedy double act return with their live, comic existential meltdown that takes place as two comedians attempt to stage an epic, historical, romance novel in und… 

The Rules Of Inflation

The Rules Of Inflation

This is no ordinary birthday party. 

Skrimshanks

Skrimshanks

“We have a reviewer in tonight” crows a tall, stunning, grotesquely padded and malformed white-painted clown. 

The Attenborough Tours: Life on Fringe

The Attenborough Tours: Life on Fringe

Life-changing daily walking tours with Stompy (Half Naked Chef). 

The Big Stiffy

The Big Stiffy

Bob’s dead. 

Six Characters in Search of a Handout

Six Characters in Search of a Handout

An adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s 1921 absurdist piece, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Barrie Wheatley’s modernised version blends the source material’s meta-theatr… 

Ali Brice Presents Home is Where Eric Meat is

Ali Brice Presents Home is Where Eric Meat is

We join Eric Meat on what is a sad occasion: the day is due to move out of his childhood home. 

PALPitations

PALPitations

PALP are back with a riotous melange of contemporary comedic parables. 

Nowhere Now

Nowhere Now

Making international trade deals isn’t easy but it is funny, absurd, ridiculous, stupid, nonsensical, manic, moronic, filthy, terrifying, profane, devastating, and moooo-ving. 

Will Franken: Little Joe

Will Franken: Little Joe

There are two ways to reach the small room where UK-based American character comedian Will Franken is performing. 

Bash

Bash

Neil LaBute sets out to upset and disturb audiences and he made a spectacular start with his first play Bash: Latterday Plays. 

The Alternative Alternative

The Alternative Alternative

Award-winning character absurdity, smash-hit prop nonsense and on point offbeat musical numbers – don’t miss this one night only quirk fest of madcap nonconformists. 

Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?

Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?

Where Do All The Dead Pigeons Go? This is a production that doesn’t try to answer any of your questions - or refer to pigeons, for that matter, even as a metaphor, throughout the… 

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon

This is a one-man show in which comedian Simon Jay, armed with orange makeup and Trump-like mannerisms, attempts to satirise one of the most mystifying political phenomenons of our… 

Olaf Falafel and the Cheese of Truth

Olaf Falafel and the Cheese of Truth

Olaf Falafel’s style of comedy is absurdist verging on the downright ludicrous. 

Tom Walker: Beep Boop

Tom Walker: Beep Boop

The incoming audience is met by a tall man resplendent in shorts, M&S shirt buttoned to the collar and white joke shop beard. 

Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome

Tony Law: A Law Undo His-elf What Welcome

Sometimes you wonder if you need the context of a previous comedian’s shows to really ‘get’ their most recent work. 

Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Tracey.

Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Tracey.

I’ve been mulling over more scholarly words to describe Neal Portenza and his show, but I honestly cannot fight the urge to call it batshit. 

Elevated

Elevated

Sam, Catherine and David get into the elevator together to leave work, each in a world of their own. 

All of the Things

All of the Things

Join Gaulier graduates Georgia Murphy and Evie Fehilly for an hour of surreal comic madness. 

Paul F Taylor: Sour Apes

Paul F Taylor: Sour Apes

Offbeat one-liners, flights of fancy and a totally absurd storyline from surrealist fool and NATY 2013 winner, Paul F Taylor. 

Poncho Orange

Poncho Orange

Coming off a sold out run at Adelaide Fringe and an extended run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Best Emerging Artist nominee, Dani Cabs brings his hit show Poncho Oran… 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

A late-night clown show by absurd, Lecoq-trained clown Brickhead. 

John-Luke Roberts Builds a Monster

John-Luke Roberts Builds a Monster

A thoughtful idiot builds a monstrous show for your entertainment. 

Adam Larter's Return on Investment

Adam Larter's Return on Investment

It’s 1987 and Glenn Fiscal is riding high in the corporate stationery world. 

Aloof!

Aloof!

This keynote ramble contains the following: three types of sneezes, four impressions of screensavers, three impressions of toilet seats, three rejected designs for fire exit signs,… 

Head à Tête

Head à Tête

Two men live in a cold and barren land. 

This is Business

This is Business

Business. 

Murdered Artists' Society

Murdered Artists' Society

Tribute to all the artists who have been murdered, tortured and exiled. 

The Empire Builders

The Empire Builders

The Dupont family is prompted by an indefinable terror (the noise) to flee upward from apartment to apartment into ever more constricting circumstances. 

Phil Mann: Nothingism – Free

Phil Mann: Nothingism – Free

The latest craze is literally nothing. 

George McGoldrick: Hot Milk

George McGoldrick: Hot Milk

I play a keyboard organ and live mix a soundtrack for 50 minutes, and read some comedy over it. 

Deep-Fried Language

Deep-Fried Language

A good crack at absurdist sketch comedy, this piece from Australian company 7blue is good fun and at times bitingly clever, the puns and witticisms are nineteen to the dozen, but f… 

Hey Fat Roland! Forty Minutes of Idiot

Hey Fat Roland! Forty Minutes of Idiot

Spoken word behemoth Fat Roland mixes deadpan comedy and surreal stories with wonderfully odd illustrations. 

SuZanna GonZo: Dark Lady

SuZanna GonZo: Dark Lady

SuZanna GonZo had to abandon cruise ship stardom after she almost murdered the man she had fallen deeply in lust with. 

Pottervision!

Pottervision!

The Harry Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. 

The Voice of Ray

The Voice of Ray

Ray’s dead. 

Nicole Henriksen – Techno Glitter Penguins

Nicole Henriksen – Techno Glitter Penguins

Following rave reviews on a buzzing Australian tour, award nominated alternative comedian Nicole Henriksen returns to Edinburgh with a fresh dose of her high energy hot mess comedy… 

Lynch: Improvised Plays in the Style of David Lynch – Free

Lynch: Improvised Plays in the Style of David Lynch – Free

Enter a world with its veil drawn back, where good and evil battle in darkly hilarious style. 

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands in All Hands to the Pump...

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands in All Hands to the Pump...

Beth Vyse’s sassy, leopard print clad alter ego: Olive Hands (Britain’s number 2 in the morning!), daytime TV wannabe resurrects her career on a cruise ship. 

Ed Aczel’s Foreign Policy

Ed Aczel’s Foreign Policy

Ever thought your relationship with your next-door neighbour is in fact foreign policy? No. 

Pat Cahill: D.O.T.T

Pat Cahill: D.O.T.T

‘Everybody knows, it’s just the way it goes, all sorts can happen, and that’s the way it goes!’ Welcome to D. 

Joz Norris: Hello, Goodbye

Joz Norris: Hello, Goodbye

This award-winning idiot is back to talk about what he’s been up to. 

Michael Brunström: The Hay Wain Reloaded

Michael Brunström: The Hay Wain Reloaded

Winner of the 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, Michael Brunström (The Human Loire, The Golden Age of Steam), presents his strangest show yet: an ambitious Suffolk … 

Daniel Nicholas: Scripted

Daniel Nicholas: Scripted

A madcap stand-up hour that bats around from interactive games to surreal one-liners and some longer bits. 

Minky: A Sketch Show

Minky: A Sketch Show

Minky [mijnki] 1. 

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies are a band that everyone should experience at least once in their life times. 

Addy van der Borgh presents Blind Charlie Harwood

Addy van der Borgh presents Blind Charlie Harwood

Blues harmonica and booze harmonica legend Blind Charlie Harwood makes his Brighton debut after 35 years of licking the blues. 

The Hearing Trumpet

The Hearing Trumpet

Dark Matter Theatre presents a show inspired by the work of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, using clown and mask play. 

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat brings absurdist humour and compelling storytelling to an irreverent world of dirty deals and mistaken identity. 

Mawaan Rizwan: Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate

Mawaan Rizwan: Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate

Quite why Mawaan Rizwan describes himself as a Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate remains a bit of a mystery throughout the show. 

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut

Tonight We Strut is a fantastical hour of slapstick mayhem in the guise of a TV chat show. 

The Mad Hatter's TV Party Show

The Mad Hatter's TV Party Show

The Language of Television is everywhere, but the language is… 01000110001101101 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

Surreal Lecoq/Gaulier-trained clown Brickhead returns to Brighton with more bonkers nonsense! [newline] “Hard to explain and impossible not to like” (Fringe Review), [newline] “Lud… 

The Thermos Museum

The Thermos Museum

Those without a snide, self-deprecating, sense of humour, step away from the Thermos Museum. 

LoveHard

LoveHard

A family recently arrived from nearby America? Remote rural Scotland? A nice, quiet, relatively murder-free area to settle down and forget the problems they’ve left behind? Need we… 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime. 

Simon Slack The Fantasist

Simon Slack The Fantasist

Fantastical absurd one-man sketch show. 

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

A chaotic hour of games, awful songs and confusion. 

Apostrophe's

Apostrophe's

Chris Parkinson, famous poet and professional troublemaker, returns with a high octane poetic voyage through subjects including party politics, dangerous grammar and anthropomorphi… 

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

A Royal Wunderlich Variety Show

Brighton’s all-male cabaret smutsters, Der Wunderlich Revue, celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with a night of right royal mirth, magic, music, cheerleading and madness. 

AART Live!

AART Live!

Get inside your now, taste the Mind Pie and journey into art with Mikey. “Just about the greatest thing ever” **** Best Shows of the Fringe (The Skinny, Edinburgh 2015) 

Cocaine and Potatoes

Cocaine and Potatoes

A Colombian/Irish/Englishman takes on identity, the world, and why you have to try a Japanese toilet. 

Going AWOL

Going AWOL

A farcical comedy two-hander, written and produced by AWOL Productions. 

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?

Debuting in Brighton following a critically acclaimed run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Madame Señorita: ¿Who are Tú?’ is a total riot of a show, lead by an idiot. 

Unusual Subtext

Unusual Subtext

If you thought Brighton Fringe had been a little short in supply of freaks this year, then these five guys from London are set to prove you wrong. 

A Glass of Nothing

A Glass of Nothing

Stand and hat, dressing table and mirror, decanter and glass: is this the archetypal room-on-a-stage? Emphatically, yes. 

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

Stranded by severe snowstorms, three identically dressed strangers disturb the rural calm of a young woman in a remote Sussex cottage. 

Cheekykita Edinburgh Preview: A mancunian horror-ish fish tale

Cheekykita Edinburgh Preview: A mancunian horror-ish fish tale

Cheekykita, a ridiculous comedian like “no one else out there” (The Alarmist). 

Aloof!

Aloof!

This stand-up comedy show contains 3 types of sneezes; 3 impressions of screensavers; 4 impressions of toilet seats; 6 rejected Fire Exit sign designs; 1 short play about car indic… 

The Bald Prima Donna

The Bald Prima Donna

Typically English Mr Smith is wearing English slippers, smoking an English pipe and reading an English newspaper. 

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

It’s Friday the 13th and I am about to be trapped inside a slightly claustrophobic metal container with an unsuspecting audience by a group who call themselves Casual Violence, w… 

MorbidAbnormalMe

MorbidAbnormalMe

The basement of the Blue Man is a cosy Aladdin’s cave of a space, all cushions and tapestries and tasteful lighting. 

Pat Cahill: Panjandrum

Pat Cahill: Panjandrum

Pat Cahill brings his sellout 2015 Edinburgh show to Brighton Fringe. 

Jacob Hatton: Fantasist

Jacob Hatton: Fantasist

“Narnia isn’t real. 

Mat Ewins & John Kearns

Mat Ewins & John Kearns

Edinburgh Comedy award-winner (2013/14) John Kearns delivers non-sequiturs, surreal digressions and bizarre lunacy alongside stand-up, sketch, and character comedian Mat Ewins. 

G

G

Like ‘Waiting for Godot’ on speed, this hilarious and moving new show revealing the dramas that transpire when an old TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a young classical actor get toget… 

Aphrodite in Flippers

Aphrodite in Flippers

Georgie’s 40th birthday, her friends spy something strange lodged in her ear. 

Ade Foiadelli: Arrow Meet Brain

Ade Foiadelli: Arrow Meet Brain

Scattershot, irreverent and a bit wobbly, Ade takes all the things you hold dear and does unspeakable things to them right in front of your brain, before washing everything in laug… 

Fake Hip Gnosis

Fake Hip Gnosis

Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from. 

Alice Marshall: Vicious

Alice Marshall: Vicious

Comedy actress and character comedian Alice Marshall presents a collection of her weird and wonderful characters in her debut solo hour. 

Distortion

Distortion

A story of both the abuser/ abused, showing the cognitive distortions which underlie sexual offending and the resulting trauma caused to a victim. 

Matt Hutson & David McIver: Two Shy Boys

Matt Hutson & David McIver: Two Shy Boys

Free alternative comedy from Matt Hutson (Runner-up in Preston Comedian of the Year) and David McIver (Selected for the BBC New Comedy award 2015). 

Twig The Pixie's Family Funsplosion

Twig The Pixie's Family Funsplosion

A pixie-fuelled comedy riot packed with adventure, mischief, stand-up comedy and storytelling to warm your heart and tickle your toes. 

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

Work-in-progress from multi-award-winner celebrating the kick-ass women in our families who stood the test of time despite obstacles via faith, family, culture or the time they liv… 

The Big Stiffy

The Big Stiffy

Bob’s dead. 

Superhappyland Comedy

Superhappyland Comedy

BBC award-winning comedian Yuriko Kotani headlines an immensely entertaining evening of stand-up acts linked together by the hilarious commentary and super-silly antics of compere … 

The FunkSmugglers: Mead Dreams

The FunkSmugglers: Mead Dreams

3 guys + 1 drum + 1 loop pedal = funkin’ carnage. 

James McDonnell: Beef

James McDonnell: Beef

It’s happening again. 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Fresh off a sold-out tour between New York and Los Angeles and an extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe, these Gaulier-graduates bring their high energy and low intelligence to Brig… 

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Huldebiet: a Dramatic Concert

Through the use of film projection, plays and music by Justyna Ponikowska, PAND7090 and Hana present a concert about the malleability of identity. 

CLUE ROOM GAME - Lady Chastity's Reserve

CLUE ROOM GAME - Lady Chastity's Reserve

Lady Chastity’s Reserve is a night out like no other - described as ‘The Crystal Maze on crystal meth’, this team game (for 2-6 players) takes place in a secret room at Brighton’… 

BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret

BARBU Electro Trad Cabaret

One man shouldn’t be able to hold two men on his shoulders at the same time. 

64 Squares

64 Squares

‘Welcome to my mind. 

A Traffic Jam on Sycamore Street

A Traffic Jam on Sycamore Street

A Traffic Jam On Sycamore Street is a Kafka-esque tale of persecution of the every-man figure by illogically logical authorities. 

One Above

One Above

A slick absurdist piece, PALP’s One Above is an intelligent offering from the young company. 

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Pajama Men: 2 Man 3 Musketeers

Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez have once again brought their surreal blend of comedy and physical theatre to Edinburgh, and this time they’re taking on a classic of world literatu… 

Honky Bonk History of The Beatles

Honky Bonk History of The Beatles

All aboard the Magical History Tour! A completely ridiculous and unofficial journey through the world of the Fab Four with the Helter Skelter comedy of the Honky Bonk Comrades. 

ACOrN: A Crunch or None

ACOrN: A Crunch or None

This show is nuts… if you’ll pardon the pun. 

Five Childmen and It –  Don't Wake the Psammead!

Five Childmen and It – Don't Wake the Psammead!

Squirrel, Panther, Bobs, Pussy and the Lamb were five young men wishing they’d never have to grow up. 

Plague of Idiots

Plague of Idiots

If you are looking for the silliest Shakespeare at the Fringe, look no further. 

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous

Critically acclaimed sketch villains and stars of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama return with their multi award-winning best-of show. 

Paintings and Cake

Paintings and Cake

Do you like weird and impenetrable absurdist drama? The kind of play that seems to bend time with its slowness? Do you find pleasure in watching characters say meaningless things t… 

Ozymandias

Ozymandias

Interviewed by Broadway Baby, Hugh Train explained how Ozymandias was generated through free writing around the words of Shelley’s poem until eventually the “nonsensical rambl… 

Dan Nicholas: Reverb (The Love Story of Terrance the Crocodile and Julia the Mannequin)

Dan Nicholas: Reverb (The Love Story of Terrance the Crocodile and Julia the Mannequin)

It’s your classic love story, really: inflatable crocodile meets mannequin head, they fall for each other but soon enough cracks show and they fall apart. 

Michael Brunström: The Golden Age of Steam

Michael Brunström: The Golden Age of Steam

For fans of the unusual and the alternative, Macolm Hardee Award nominee Michael Brunström (AKA The Human Loire) investigates the nature of reality and illusion through a collecti… 

Nocturnal Sunshine of Their Spotless Minds

Nocturnal Sunshine of Their Spotless Minds

Wander around Edinburgh for any length of time and you will find that the Fringe has no shortage of shows with cringeworthy titles. 

Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast

Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast

Sam Simmons’ show is completely mad right off the bat. 

No Exit?

No Exit?

Presented by M+E Theatre. 

Hall and Edhouse: The Two Syds

Hall and Edhouse: The Two Syds

Ian Hall and Bruce Edhouse (both former Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival award winners) present a daft but affectionate tribute to some of the great comedy double acts of our time. 

Showbiz, or, Repeat Until Funny

Showbiz, or, Repeat Until Funny

A comedy that ironically centres around two failing comedians should find humour in the ineptness of these characters. 

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Jean is sitting in a cafe enjoying a lobster bisque when a phone nearby starts to rings. 

Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights

Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights

Drawing on their huge catalogue of classic bits, always introducing new material and lacing it all together with bizarre improvised tangents, the Pajama Men create an anarchic nigh… 

Project HaHa

Project HaHa

When life gives you lemons, sometimes you shouldn’t make lemonade. 

Michael Brunström: The Golden Age of Steam

Michael Brunström: The Golden Age of Steam

For fans of the unusual and the alternative, Macolm Hardee Award nominee Michael Brunström (AKA The Human Loire) investigates the nature of reality and illusion through a collecti… 

Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over

Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over

Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 and Over is a collection of original fairy tales with morals and lessons for adults (ie. 

The Empire Builders

The Empire Builders

The absurdist mindset in The Empire Builders would suggest that any endeavour to find meaning in the play is inherently flawed, due to humanity’s inability to make sense of anyth… 

James Hamilton Is So Lonely – Free

James Hamilton Is So Lonely – Free

The hotly anticipated solo debut of a multi award-winning sketch comedian is probably happening elsewhere. 

This is Business

This is Business

Business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business … 

Cake and Other Things

Cake and Other Things

After a successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014 with The Dutch-esses, Simone Keunen is back in Edinburgh. 

Philip O'Shea Turns 30 – Live

Philip O'Shea Turns 30 – Live

Philip O’Shea is turning 30. 

Scurochiaro

Scurochiaro

Nonsense at noon from the loveable loon, Tim Shabababa or whatever his name is. 

Matt Winning: Mugabe and Me (3D)

Matt Winning: Mugabe and Me (3D)

Moderately anticipated debut hour of idiosyncratic nonsense from Winning (The Comedy Zone 2013, finalist BBC New Comedy Awards 2012, winner Hilarity Bites New Act 2011, finalist Ch… 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop is the debut show of Gaulier-trained international comedy duo, Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn. 

Expect the Unexporcupine

Expect the Unexporcupine

2015 New Act of the Year Michael Stranney and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Runner Up Olaf Falafel bring you an hour of fun-filled silly comedy. 

Guruguru

Guruguru

Laugh your head off with this 6’ 10” creature of bulbous presence. 

Nudity, Free Beer, Good for Kids

Nudity, Free Beer, Good for Kids

A daily challenge to realise the best marketing scheme on the Fringe. 

John-Luke Roberts: Stdad-Up

John-Luke Roberts: Stdad-Up

An idiotic comedy show about having and then not having a father, and how stupid you need to make yourself look to get away with speaking ill of the dead. 

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake. 

Expect the Unexporcupine

Expect the Unexporcupine

Picture a time in your life when you’ve laughed a lot – now double it. 

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake. 

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

A board game where Victor Slung, poacher, tries to kill every single rhino. 

Dead Ghost Star

Dead Ghost Star

Free trip to space. 

Hydrophobia (Free)

Hydrophobia (Free)

A new human colony, but full of idiots. 

Jack Samuel Warner in Jack's Ample Wardrobe

Jack Samuel Warner in Jack's Ample Wardrobe

Jack’s Ample Wardrobe is a new stand-up show featuring an old wardrobe. 

Candy Gigi – Chicken Soup

Candy Gigi – Chicken Soup

After winning last year’s Malcom Hardee award for comic originality, and receiving multiple four-star reviews, Candy Gigi brings the most demented Jewish Friday night dinner to t… 

The Maids

The Maids

A bit of role-play never hurt anyone, right? Two maids play a game of murder. 

Ali Brice presents: Eric Meat Has No Proof, Only Memories of Pasta

Ali Brice presents: Eric Meat Has No Proof, Only Memories of Pasta

Brice is back with a host of silly characters. 

Paul Currie: Re-Release the Baboons

Paul Currie: Re-Release the Baboons

Paul Currie returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his anarchic, bread-filled 2014 masterpiece Release the Baboons after a triumphant run at Adelaide Fringe. 

Jordan Brookes: Adventures in Limited Space

Jordan Brookes: Adventures in Limited Space

Truth and fiction knock lumps out of each other on the battleground of a pale, malnourished man’s body and mind. 

Safe Eyed Coalminers

Safe Eyed Coalminers

Gaulier-trained clowns Jojo Calypso and Gorgee take you on a substantial but pleasant commute to the station of pure idiocy. 

Dead Ghost Star

Dead Ghost Star

Free trip to space. 

David Correos: Better Than I Was the Last Time

David Correos: Better Than I Was the Last Time

Returning after bringing all of the noise in 2018, David’s had time to reflect on one heck of a year. 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – And It's Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – And It's Free!

It’s the annual two-hour charity variety show filled with bizarre acts and very alternative comedy which includes the presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards.