Garry Starr Performs Everything

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Disgraced actor Garry Starr is going it alone. Following his dismissal from the Royal Shakespeare Company due to "artistic differences", he is determined to defy his critics by performing every single genre of theatre in under 60 minutes, thus saving the performing arts from their inevitable extinction... 

Róisín and Chiara: Back to Back

Róisín and Chiara: Back to Back

Our eyes locked. I opened my mouth in anticipation. A pink shrimp sweet came sailing through the air and bounced off my lip. "My fault, totally my fault!" said Chiara Goldsmith, as she scurried cheekily off in her white boiler suit and oversized sunglasses... 

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason is a silly man who made me cry with laughter today. From the opening angler fish routine to the closing end-of-the-world sequence, I was grinning with joy throughout his Planet Earth... 

The Bean Counter

The Bean Counter

Competitions are serious business. Jellybean counting contests are considerably competitive. And serious. And official. The 351st Regular Recurring Edinburgh Jellybean Counting Competition Final is about to begin... 

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Winner: Rising Star Award (TheMediaEye.com). Fresh off sold out shows in New York, London and LA, award-winning, absurdist comedian Zach Zucker returns with a reworked solo show! Last year he received 10 standing ovations, 13 walkouts and two police complaints... 

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Starr is a bag of nervous insecurity, wrapped up in a paper thin façade of theatrical overconfidence. Featuring an Elizabethan ruffle and often very little else, Garry Starr is one of the most perfectly pitched comedy characters you’ll see at the Fringe this year... 

Button, Buckle and Bow

Button, Buckle and Bow

Three colourful clowns discover the beauty and joy found in the changing of the seasons. Join Button, Buckle and Bow on their wonderful adventure. 

The Penniless Optimist

The Penniless Optimist

Trapped in a TV box world, Po is on a quest to retrieve his one and only worldly possession, his optimistic hat. But, mislead by the noise and temptations of modern life, can he break free from the soundtrack society has written for his life and hear the music once more? This show is for everyone! It’s loud, energetic and packed full of music, dancing, juggling, mayhem and meaning... 

A&E

A&E

A cast of 1.5 million (roughly) NHS staff show you what goes into a hectic night shift in A&E. A fast-paced clowning comedy caper, devised with junior doctors and nurses inspired by Michele Gondry and Green Wing... 

Pig Circus

Pig Circus

Pigs, pomp and porkers abound in this off-the-wall clown show about our government’s handling of Brexit negotiations. Join Boris and the gang in this ludicrous retelling of the nation’s favourite topic... 

Heather and Harry

Heather and Harry

Heather and Harry is a romantic yarn detailing the story of Heather, an angel cast out of heaven by her misogynist rapping boyfriend Zeus, of Greek mythology fame. Your opinion of this show will likely depend on your tolerance for the phrase "misogynist rapping boyfriend Zeus" – but if that sounds to you like the richly enjoyable fun that it is, then Stumble Trip Theatre have plenty more for you with their hour of clowning in Heather and Harry... 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Winner: Best Comedy Brighton Fringe (2016). Winner: Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award (2017). After back-to-back sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and a two year tour of Europe, the US and Australia, award-winning, Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo returns! Directed by Jonny Woolley... 

Lemons

Lemons

Doctor Klevemark isn't a real doctor, but she believes in the power of positive thinking. Her own depression is not going to stop her from telling people how to be happy and what they've been doing wrong so far... 

The Lampoons: House on Haunted Hill

The Lampoons: House on Haunted Hill

A late night slot at the Pleasance Dome perfectly suits the latest offering from The Lampoons, a raucous, defiantly silly parody of the creaky well-loved William Castle classic, delivered with just the right level of absolutely no respect whatsoever... 

The Artist

The Artist

Thom Monckton of Finland’s Circo Aereo returns to Edinburgh with a hugely entertaining hour of silliness. The Artist is full of delightful visual gags, some wonderfully slapstick circus skills and all the hijinks you’d expect from the man behind the smash hit show, The Pianist... 

The Flop

The Flop

It seems that Cardiff-based Hijinx Theatre Company are happy to take risks. Not when it comes to integrating professional actors with learning disabilities in their productions; that's been a successful, creatively fulfilling policy for years... 

The Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange

The Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange

Side-splitting, stiff-upper-lipped hilarity from critically acclaimed duo Dan Lees and Neil Frost, plus very special guests. 'One of the most outrageously funny hours imaginable' (BritishTheatreGuide... 

Waiting For It

Waiting For It

In this mystical Latin-American adventure, in a computer-dominated future, a machine creates two scientists in order to find 'it', plunging them into mythical lands to face fantastical creatures... 

Goodbye... I'm Leaving

Goodbye... I'm Leaving

It's the hilarious frustration of a clown who tries to leave the stage but never manages to complete his departure. He doesn't want to be funny anymore, he would prefer to go to Cuba to drink a mojito with Fidel Castro... 

Kaput

Kaput

For anyone who thinks they don't make physical comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton any more, here's a word from the wise—which, in this context, essentially means anyone who has just come out of Kaput... 

Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop

Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop

There are too many shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With literally thousands to choose from (admittedly mostly about Donald Trump or Brexit), it is increasingly difficult to navigate your way through the experimental theatre and the sketch comedy to find the right niche for you... 

Where the Hell is Bernard?

Where the Hell is Bernard?

Dystopia is a tricky subject matter to get right in a world obsessed with its own destruction as our current one. The well has perhaps run dry for bleak future worlds in which we eek out existence in the presence of a tyrannical overlord, a plotline popularised in science fiction through the 1970s in films such as Invasion Of The Body Snatchers... 

Gethin Alderman: Limelight

Gethin Alderman: Limelight

Gethin Alderman presents his new show all about limes. And sometimes other things. Join him for a fast-paced, physical 45-minute show of surreal character comedy and clown. It’s fun, it’s silly, it may contain facts... 

Prune

Prune

Prune the bouffon is the shrivelled and bitter product of a break-up, birthed from the pain of Serena Flynn’s ex cheating on her with webcam girls. Anarchic, grotesque and a bit nuts; this oversexed, outspoken bouffon playfully parodies gender performance and ridicules her own heartbreak... 

Secret Comedy Cabaret

Secret Comedy Cabaret

Take a chance on a real free Fringe experience. A comedy compilation show. Featuring the best in stand-up and alternative comedy. Big names and up-and-coming talent. A different show every day... 

Swap/Troc

Swap/Troc

Swap/Troc is an evocative escapade by clown duo, Corentin Boisset (France) and Sita Pieraccini (Scotland). Set against the colourful backdrop of culture-made-miniature by way of local airline aesthetic, the two desperately sashay their way through the no man’s land of the airport in search of what one lost, and the other found... 

Marny Godden: Marny Town

Marny Godden: Marny Town

Come on down to Marny Town! Join Marny as she performs some of her favourite characters and, for the first time, she gives us fascinating insight into the real-life inspiration behind them... 

Madame Señorita: QUEST!ON

Madame Señorita: QUEST!ON

Award-winning Spanish clown-diva show inspired by a life crisis and the really big questions. Chaotic, funny and at moments heart-breakingly sad. 'A physical comedy talent' (Chortle... 

Wigwam Wonder Jam

Wigwam Wonder Jam

Earlyish late-night comedy tent party! A marshmallow melt of mirth, music and mayhem in the Spiegelyurt. The canvas is blank and water-resistant. Join the ‘hilarious’ (List, Christian Brighty), ‘Stellar’ (Cherwell, Tom Curzon), ‘hugely entertaining’ (Chortle... 

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band

'Five stars! Infectious fun' (FringeReview.ca). 'Warm, colourful musical. They’ll have you on your feet!' (Primary Times). New show from multitalented Patty and Dandy from Canada’s top clownband has all ages singing, dancing and laughing with award-winning original tunes from their four hit CDs... 

The Gravel Road Show and the Cult of True Womanhood

The Gravel Road Show and the Cult of True Womanhood

Direct from the USA, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents The Cult of True Womanhood in a world-premiere cabaret that dismantles the four cardinal virtues of “true” womanhood: Domesticity – Piety – Purity – Submission... 

Late Night Nonsense: Variety Show

Late Night Nonsense: Variety Show

A variety show of absurdist comedy. A rip-roaring journey into stupidity and nonsense. Come and enjoy this international group of brilliant weirdos as they risk their dignity for your laughs... 

The Kagools: Kula

The Kagools: Kula

Multi award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools, are unstoppable as they propel silent comedy into the 21st century with pure joy, anarchic buffoonery and unique \'wit and imagination\' ***** (TheWeeReview... 

Sèayoncè

Sèayoncè

'Do you believe in love... afterlife?' (Ghost of Cher). Presenting the late, great Ghost Whisperer... Séayoncé! Join this mismatched mystic as she explores the spirit world (her drinks cabinet) and chats with those on the other side... 

Lcy Hopk: Secrt Circl

Lcy Hopk: Secrt Circl

Calling the courageous, faithless and broken. The late-night ceremony of love we always hoped we’d never need. Hosted by award-winning priestess/shapeshifter/person Lucy Hopkins and supported by a small ever-changing cast of the most exquisite Fringe idiots... 

The Establishment: Fool Britannia

The Establishment: Fool Britannia

Dan Lees and Neil Forst take you back to school for a very abridged and extremely silly history lesson. 'This is silliness as an art form' (Scotsman). 'A fast-paced, multidimensional masterclass in comedy' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)... 

Bonqrz

Bonqrz

'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results' (Albert Einstein). Bonqrz is about how I gained wisdom from budgerigars after making copious disastrous life choices... 

Paul Patin: Angelo

Paul Patin: Angelo

Paul Patin is a French actor/singer/dancer who has performed around the world with international companies for more than 10 years. Discovered as an insane clown by Lucy Hopkins, he started to create cabaret solo shows... 

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. High-energy physical comedy, clowning, characters, real onstage stunts... It\'s Evel Knievel meets Looney Tunes! Debut solo show from the host of London\'s beloved alternative comedy night Lost Cabaret, half of sketch duo Jon & Nath, and Pinhead from Neighbours... 

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

All the way from Spain, Grumpy Pants is a hilarious show for the whole family. Mr Vita will delight audiences of all ages with his perfectly crafted juggling routines, physical comedy and fork throwing! Grumpy Pants invites the audience into an eccentric and intimate world where everyday objects are brought to life in non-traditional juggling routines... 

Viggo Venn: Pepito

Viggo Venn: Pepito

Nominee: Best Comedy Award – Fringe World 2018. Nominee: Best Comedy Award – Brighton Fringe 2017. After full runs at Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, award-winning Norwegian person, Viggo Venn, is back with a better version of last year's show! If you like absurd comedy then you'll really enjoy it... 

Andrea Spisto: Miss Venezuela

Andrea Spisto: Miss Venezuela

One Venezuelan beauty queen goes on a radical journey of self-discovery as she prepares for the all-important Miss Universe competition. Andrea Spisto uses a combination of character comedy, extravagant costume, hip-hop influences and high-octane clowning to tear apart ideals of pristine beauty and propriety... 

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger. He flies into outer space and swims deep under the ocean, saving those in peril, but can he beat his arch-nemesis, the evil and odorous Onion Man? Dan Lees and Neil Frost are simply two of the best clowns around, children and adults love them... 

Signor Baffo's Restaurant

Signor Baffo's Restaurant

There’s chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo’s left in charge! How do you make a chicken lay an egg? And how exactly does a sausage roll? Expect plates full of fun, with generous helpings of silliness and mischief as all is revealed in the charming culinary chaos of Signor Baffo's kitchen... 

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. Whether you're single or in a relationship this is a wild party of a show that will have you screaming for more matchmaker anecdotes from the last 100 years... 

Pop Ditz

Pop Ditz

Pop Ditz is a contemporary clown and character comedy show about pop culture, obsessions and freedom of expression performed by one ditsy Norwegian. A patchwork of visual surrealism, observations and idiocy through comedy, music and movement... 

Helen Duff: How Deep Is Your Duff?

Helen Duff: How Deep Is Your Duff?

Whip-smart stream-of-consciousness comedy from 'master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning' **** (BroadwayBaby.com), Helen Duff. Duff dives to 'a level of intimacy most acts wouldn't dare' **** (Skinny) and 'it's a joy to behold' **** (EdFestMag... 

Happy Zappy Hour! For Troopers

Happy Zappy Hour! For Troopers

Being present and authentic in the moment, it's all he's ever wanted to be but the world had other ideas... Step into the comedy that is Jody and his ridiculous take on life. Let him play with you and show you a world of hilarious characters... 

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth is a low-budget, one-man nature documentary set in a future where our worst predictions came true – following ecological collapse, thousands of endangered species are extinct, including the BBC... 

Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop

Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop

2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Lucy Pearman returns with a new show. Pearman brings the story of a worm who has misunderstood her existence. As seen on Spencer Jones The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk on BBC and heard on Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme BBC Radio 4... 

The Fresh Prince of Comedy – Kyle Legacy

The Fresh Prince of Comedy – Kyle Legacy

The Fresh Prince of the comedy is a master of the crowd and slave to the laugh. Kyle Legacy is hilarious and so original. If you came to laugh hard, Kyle is at your service. With huge success in 2017 touring his comedy across AUS, UK, USA and Canada, strap in for an hour of non-stop hilarity... 

Better Together

Better Together

Join the three delightful clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair. Tropizo, Doa and Squiggle are on a journey to become best friends. But how do you make real friends in a modern world? Through loneliness and laughter, they learn to cast aside the everyday distractions that stand in the way of what matters most... 

A Clown Show About Rain

A Clown Show About Rain

Following the ‘audacious’ (**** (Scotsman)) and critically acclaimed Follow Suit, Silent Faces return to the Fringe with more physical political fooling in the heart-warming A Clown Show About Rain... 

Clara Cupcakes – The Worst

Clara Cupcakes – The Worst

Nominated for the 2017 Golden Gibbo (Best Independent Production) at Melbourne Comedy Festival. In the summer of 2001, Clara Cupcakes invented the worst video game of all time: the unplayable tale of an octopus looking for love in this crazy world... 

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. Part-romance, part-nightmare, part-darkly-intimate-experience, Baby Come Back is the latest offering from these masters of tension and surprise... 

Natalie Palamides: Nate

Natalie Palamides: Nate

For the first time in history, it's hard to be a man. Natalie Palamides (2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer) doesn't understand this... but Nate does. Natalie Palamides is Nate... 

Enter the Dragons

Enter the Dragons

Enter the Dragons is a riotous, surreal odyssey exploring the pressures facing women as they age. Described as the WI run by The Mighty Boosh. Expect fantastical characters, ridiculous puppetry and extreme wigs... 

We Are Ian

We Are Ian

There’s something both hilarious and poignant about the dynamic between younger and older generations, the way in which the older relate the tales of their own youth to younger naive ears, the way we are nostalgic for eras we never lived in and the way in which history often repeats itself... 

Perhaps Perhaps Quizás

Perhaps Perhaps Quizás

I have a great admiration for clowning; whilst superficially there is most certainly a stereotype of the heavily made-up children’s entertainer doing nothing more than blowing up dog-shaped balloons and being silly for a couple of hours, there is actually a great deal of technical ability required to clown (especially when utilised in a one-woman show in front of an adult Fringe audience)... 

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 species are extinct, including the BBC... 

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. Zack Zucker, although I struggle to believe that this actually is his real name, is a born entertainer... 

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. As he crashes his way through his insane repertoire, you will find yourself asking, ‘is he actually Italian?’... 

Jamie Wood: I Am a Tree

Jamie Wood: I Am a Tree

Comedian/guru Jamie Wood returns with his new show I Am A Tree in Assembly’s enchantingly draped gypsy-chic Omnitorium theatre space. The audience are welcomed in warmly with hugs and soothing words into this tribal sanctuary by a druid-like Jamie Wood in his ancient black robes... 

Juan Vesuvius: I am Your Deejay

Juan Vesuvius: I am Your Deejay

New Zealand’s Barnie Duncan has created a perfect comedy persona; he’s believable enough as a character but ridiculous in so many perfectly pitched ways. Using a brilliant blend of wordplay, confused translations and some sublime physical comedy, Duncan shows that he’s deserving of comedy superstar status... 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

Solo comedy show Tatterdemalion’s Henry Maynard is charming, ridiculous, adorably pathetic and completely enchanting as he frolics about excitedly miming out conversation to audience members... 

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

Join Outstanding Canadian Comedy Award winner Rachelle Elie in her boisterous, bawdy romp through the multiple manifestations of love and relationships. From wide-eyed youthful idealism to the challenges of marriage and parenthood, this cheeky musical comedy pokes fun at everything from blue balls to birth and divorce... 

Natalie Palamides: LAID

Natalie Palamides: LAID

The Edinburgh Fringe debut of LA-based comedian Natalie Palamides will not be what you expect but it will be one of the best things you see at the festival this year. This one-woman show is co-devised and directed by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Doctor Brown and features more eggs than sense (even though few eggs survive the hour)... 

Omar & Lee's Countercultural Comedic Cavalcade

Omar & Lee's Countercultural Comedic Cavalcade

Omar & Lee are two countercultural clowns on a mission to enlighten and entertain. Join them for an exciting and absurd sketch show that combines clown and character comedy and takes a playful and provocative look at the culture in which we live... 

Frank Foucault: Shoes (WIP)

Frank Foucault: Shoes (WIP)

Jacques Tati once said 'funniness starts in the feet'. Frank Foucault is willing to put that to the test. Work in progress show... maybe with a support act if I can't come up with enough material in time... 

Follow Suit

Follow Suit

Set in a stark environment of desks and bare lightbulbs, Silent Faces’ Follow Suit is a cutting parody of life in the corporate sector. Through clowning and physical theatre, the four actors portray the mind-numbing drudgery of stocks, shares and portfolios... 

The Establishment: Eton Mess

The Establishment: Eton Mess

Satire can often be found at the root of absurdism. Usually when the world gets too unusual to be commented on accurately through traditional means, artists look to surreal narratives and comedy to express astute views... 

Elf Lyons: Swan

Elf Lyons: Swan

After 2016’s slightly disappointing Pelican, Elf Lyons returns to the Fringe this year with a comic masterpiece that elucidates her status as a master of the alternative form. Based on Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, her retelling involves shambolic props and costumes, audience participation, left-wing ideologies and a purposefully dodgy French/English hybrid accent/language which logically should have been grating but instead added to the charm, especially in the few instances when she briefly broke character to deliver the odd cheeky line... 

The Stuntman

The Stuntman

Professional idiot Nathan Lang (Pinhead from Neighbours) tells the high-energy, surreal tale of The Stuntman through clowning, characters, physical comedy and real onstage stunts..... 

Trygve vs a Baby

Trygve vs a Baby

Phineas Wakenshaw is a consummately confident performer, effortlessly charming packed out audiences with a sweet smile and immense stage presence. Even more impressive, this is his very first Fringe appearance... 

Zach & Viggo

Zach & Viggo

Meet Zach & Viggo; Zach is a roguish American oozing with boyish charm. Viggo is an eccentric Norwegian with a mysterious side. Together this award winning double act combine forces to create a fun and endearing absurdist comedy... 

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

Shit I'm in Love With You Again

In Shit, I’m in Love with you Again, Canadian comic Rachelle Elie relates her life story through the mediums of story, stand-up and song.Elie is a charming performer, with a veteran’s stage presence... 

Thom Tuck: An August Institution

Thom Tuck: An August Institution

Thom Tuck’s stand-up show, An August Institution, opens with an extended maths joke, which sets the tone for an hour of fairly niche humour. In this territory, Tuck is at his best; a geeky and somewhat odd approach to comedy works well for him... 

The Cat Man Curse

The Cat Man Curse

Deploying sketch comedy in its pinnacle form, Pelican, made up of ex-Footlights Guy Emanuel, Sam Grabiner and Jordan Mitchell, have put together a cohesive and hilarious narrative performance that defies full description... 

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 Of Cabbage has just started in a new job and is eager to please the Lord and Lady of the Manor... 

Kaitlyn Rogers: Can I Get an Amen?!

Kaitlyn Rogers: Can I Get an Amen?!

Can I get an Amen?! Is the subtitle of Aussie Comic Kaitlyn Rogers’ show and I do feel like yelling 'Amen' by the end of the show, because I’d been praying for it to be over.Rogers’ show is a whirlwind of funny, bad dancing, Aussie references, audience participation andher shouting ‘Amen,’ but she’s got a few, tired jokes and references that she keeps pulling back to and unfortunately, they’re just not funny... 

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 species are extinct, including the BBC... 

Wolf Meat

Wolf Meat

Grandma is a drug dealer. Her grandson appears to be very special and her granddaughter regularly takes medication, seemingly to stop her eyeballs rolling out of her head. There’s also a copper who seems dead set on taking Grandma ‘downtown’... 

Viggo Venn – The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn – The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn’s act is a hard one to categorise. A mixture of contemporary clowning, stand-up character comedy and sketch. This blurring of boundaries creates a lack of expectation and predictability – this is at the heart of what makes his comedy so funny and memorable... 

Alastair Clark: Herding Cats

Alastair Clark: Herding Cats

Comedy man Alastair Clark returns to Edinburgh with a wonderful and ridiculous show of jokes, props and content. 'Massively funny' ***** (TheSphinx.co.uk). 'Exceeded all expectations' **** (TheTab... 

El Tradition

El Tradition

Why do we do traditions? Good question! You’ll find the answer and more in this show. In the follow up to their debut sold out show Save Me A Balloon, comedy duo Marga Villalonga and Ross Spaine bring their clowning, storytelling and chaos to Edinburgh for the first time... 

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 they pine for the love of one woman; Leela. 

Roaming Collisions – Free

Roaming Collisions – Free

Noun. 1. A chance encounter. 2. A walking disaster. 3. An exploration of collisions, connections and communication. A show filled with clowning, movement and a realisation of how complicated relationships can become... 

Losing It

Losing It

Performed by a clown duo enrolled in Cirque du Soleil, accompanied by one-man orchestra Bird Radio and comedy directed by critically acclaimed Cal McCrystal, this show is a daring fusion of laughter and tears... 

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. But which ones shared a womb? Featuring Julia Masli, Luke Rollason, Christian Brighty, Louise Reay, and The Duncan Brothers... 

A Tutti Frutti Cabaret / PBH's Free Fringe

A Tutti Frutti Cabaret / PBH's Free Fringe

Tragic diva Glenda Campari (Nina Baldini) has travelled the world, searching for her favourite fierce females for this world premiere cabaret. She’s assembled a fruity international menu of hilarious women for a juicy variety show you will not forget... 

The Gravel Road Show

The Gravel Road Show

The Gravel Road Show, featuring the Intoxicating Temperance Sisters, is a world-premiere cabaret that denounces the evils of alcohol consumption. This performance in paradox includes uplifting hymns on the virtue of abstinence, a stern lecture on the danger of alcohol and a public indoctrination of the Teetotalers Pledge... 

Candy Gigi Presents: Becky Rimmer's Bat Mitzvah!

Candy Gigi Presents: Becky Rimmer's Bat Mitzvah!

Becky Rimmer, along with her father and mother, Mervyn and Gaye Rimmer, invite you to join them in the celebration of Becky's Bat Mitzvah! Gaye asks that any young boys coming to the party stay behind for the interview process afterwards, in which she will choose a partner for Becky, who is 12 now and ready to settle down... 

Hi. (Entering Burned Area)

Hi. (Entering Burned Area)

One clown. One world. Mysterious mysteries. Join Rodeo Debbie as she renders a tragicomic love letter to human struggle with footnotes on marshmallows, volcanoes and philosophical fire... 

Jody Kamali: Hotel Yes Please

Jody Kamali: Hotel Yes Please

Need a Hotel? Then why not book a room at Hotel Yes Please, a shambolic hotel managed by Fernando, a clueless dimwit with different ideas of how to run a hotel. Cheap rooms; a chef who shouldn't be a chef and a terrible Murder Mystery event... 

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. Voted Best New Show, Leicester Comedy Festival... 

Henry Cafe: It's Gameshow Time!

Henry Cafe: It's Gameshow Time!

The gameshow where celebrities compete to end world poverty. ‘Baffling but really kind of wonderful’ **** (List). ‘Hysterical and bizarre’ (Barcelona Connect). ‘Time well spent indeed’ **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Beadledom: Alpha

Beadledom: Alpha

Beadledom, HQ of the universe. In his orderly beige office, Max, an administrator on Alpha-Shift toils away, populating the cosmos with life …until a catastrophic system malfunction leaves Max in charge of the biggest reset of all time... 

Mopey the Clown

Mopey the Clown

Mopey is a severely anxious adolescent whose isolation is manifested visually as a clown. In a hyper-gendered, caricaturistic and garish world, he attempts to emulate the stereotypical man through a series of fruitless endeavours... 

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. As she searches for love and/but freedom, she will aim to create a show from scratch in 25 nights... 

Being Hueman Being

Being Hueman Being

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Edinburgh, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. This clown takes us on an absurd adventure in a show about vulnerability, our imperfections and what is beautiful about not being quite normal... 

The Long, Miserable Journey to Happiness

The Long, Miserable Journey to Happiness

Fringe 2011's Best Newcomer nominee Paul Valenti is back, this time on a semi-silent casual quest for universal truth. Put yourself in Paul's possibly capable hands, while he clowns, cajoles, charms, flips, falls and flops his way to discovering what exactly (if anything) makes us truly happy... 

Mark Dean Quinn: My Heart on a Plate

Mark Dean Quinn: My Heart on a Plate

I'm really proud of this show. There will be buckets, sweets and at least one joke. I would love you to come. 'A fascinating, poignant and extremely entertaining study in deadpan tragicomedy' (Exeunt)... 

The Topsy-Turvy Hotel

The Topsy-Turvy Hotel

Fernando’s rickety hotel is under threat from the pesky property developer. Can you help? Come check in and expect a feast of physical slapstick and colourful characters. Featuring acclaimed character comedians and Fringe regulars Jody Kamali and Jo Neary... 

Lucy Hopkins: Powerful Women Are About

Lucy Hopkins: Powerful Women Are About

A vibrational revolution of being, channeled by a goddess. Part electro-ritual, part theremin-experiment, part light-fantastic. Ultra-conscious comedy by award-winning, internationally-touring, terribly present clown... 

Marny Godden is One Tooth

Marny Godden is One Tooth

A toothless punk wakes one morning and asks herself the all-important question: why are we here? Expect cod philosophy, serious attitude and a chicken going on. Marny Godden is one of the most joyful and original voices in British comedy... 

A Struggle: Work in Progress / Free Festival

A Struggle: Work in Progress / Free Festival

What happens when we struggle to do anything? A series of in-development clown and theatre pieces. Themes will include difficulty, struggle, Ludwig Wittgenstein and snakes.  

Beadledom: Omega

Beadledom: Omega

Beadledom, HQ of the universe. In her disorderly beige office, Deborah, an administrator on Omega-Shift, slogs away removing life from the cosmos. But Deborah is fascinated by life... 

Welcome to Paradise

Welcome to Paradise

Strap in for the Captain and Raoul's playfully anarchic bouffon rollercoaster that ventures to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mould festers under the tree. Controversial theatre company Ship of Fools bring their unique brand of bouffon comedy to the Omnitorium for two weeks only... 

Panilla Ice Ice Baby

Panilla Ice Ice Baby

Pernilla is a Norwegian on a journey through her past. Join her as she reflects on being a foreigner, running away and not owning a cow... and most importantly, how she has learnt to stop, collaborate and listen! 

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger is a real-life damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way. That lesson being: don’t try to jump a motorcycle over 20 double decker buses with a bag on your head... 

Goggles

Goggles

Pets come in many forms. Cats and dogs are the obvious choice for many people, perhaps because of the ease with which an emotional attachment can be made and the affectionate responses they give... 

Huggers

Huggers

An hour of friendly, casual entertainment and standup comedy for kids, with a few ‘jokes’ that only adults would get. Huggers is produced by Nik Coppin, who is also the main presenter of this variety show... 

Fred Strangebone's Freakshow

Fred Strangebone's Freakshow

Dan Whitehead of Honky Bonk Theatre brings a hilarious solo performance to The Warren. Honky Bonk’s reputation rests on a threesome delivering manic and macabre theatre. In this production, the protaganist, Fred Strangebone takes a job in a Freakshow and invites his audience to “peel back the flapping tent canvas door and behold the freaks within”... 

We Are Ian

We Are Ian

Loud rhythmic music and screens with flashing slides with We Are Ian written on them in different colours and fonts, provoke high expectations for something cool and exciting for the audience just arriving to the show... 

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito is "presented by BA(Hons) Acting and Creative Performance students, from the University Centre Colchester" who "in their final year of study present a series of devised pieces as part of The Creative Performance Company"... 

Enter The Dragons
BOBBY WINNER

Enter The Dragons

On an epic adventure to halt ageing in its tracks, writers and performers Abigail Dooley and Emma Edwards swim the sea of apology, march the bridge of tears and conquer the dark depths of the underworld on a fruitful journey of discovery... 

BARRERA

BARRERA

Barrera is what a clown AA meeting would look like. Two heartbroken clowns have lost their best friend – a red balloon – in a bang. Being a clown is not easy. Even when grieving, you are expected to be funny... 

One Man Two Ghosts

One Man Two Ghosts

Three idiots spoof Noel Coward in a unique and ridiculous vision of ‘Blithe Spirit’. A hilarious, unpredictable, irreverent farce from the team behind Lost Cabaret... 

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze

‘Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze’ follows the story of the old man who never (hardly ever) sneezed. Featuring chocolate pudding, live music, magical mucus and ever extendable nose hairs... 

Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

Nominated: Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, 2015. This 75 minute tour-de-force of high-octane mime comedy is the widely lauded follow-up to cult sell-out physical comedies 'Kraken' and 'Squidboy'... 

Donal Coonan: Mr Grebe Is Taking Your Class Today

Donal Coonan: Mr Grebe Is Taking Your Class Today

Sometimes you stumble on a stand-up so freshly funny that you remember why you started liking unknown comedy shows in the first place. Mr Grebe turns up with a register one day in a bright, badly fitting jacket and explains that the usual teacher is sick... 

The Greatest Liar in all the World

The Greatest Liar in all the World

Following the story of 'The Liar', a broken down, two-bit mentalist act who has reached the end of his tether and threatens to finish it all. His company of glamorous and not-so-glamorous assistants manage to distract him from his imminent demise and convince him to tell the story of his infamous origins... 

Alastair Clark: Uninterrupted Screaming (WIP)

Alastair Clark: Uninterrupted Screaming (WIP)

Comedy’s daft nihilist is back with a new hour of his trademark comedic stylings. An anarchic fusion of stand-up and clowning from an adorable weirdo. Come and spend an hour with a comedy man and laugh at the horrors of his mind... 

A Ship Of Fools Theatre Company: Welcome to Paradise

A Ship Of Fools Theatre Company: Welcome to Paradise

Have you been more naughty or more nice this year? Are you sure?A company of gentlemanly vagabonds introduce themselves with a reminder to relax before the “Art” starts. Immensely likeable in the first manifestations of their multi-layered characters, the Captain and Raoul are charming clowns, who quickly engage the audience with their warm ups that leave everyone with a smile on their face... 

The Performance

The Performance

Rowan Atkinson, move over; there’s a new show in town. Ian Gibbons gives his all, taking comedic mine to new and inventive heights, delivering a performance that is a great deal of fun... 

Planet Earth III

Planet Earth III

David Attenborough meets clowning in this low-budget romp through the Earth’s depleted natural world. Planet Earth III is the BBC’s next nature documentary series, and even a complete lack of animals in this dystopic 2017 can’t stop them... 

Better Together

Better Together

Friendship is a loving, colourful, and magical mess! ‘Better Together’ follows three clowns – Tropizo, Squiggle and Doa – on an energetic and imaginative ride towards becoming best friends... 

Pelican

Pelican

'Pelican' is a whirlwind hour of narrative comedy that’s “wildly funny” (BroadwayBaby) and “thrives off ingenuity and playfulness” (EdFringeReview). Written and performed by Gaulier-trained ex-Footlights Sam, Jordan and Guy, Pelican uses sketch, clown and physical theatre to create a joyful world with an "infectious energy" (TCS)... 

Helen Duff: When The Going Gets Duff

Helen Duff: When The Going Gets Duff

Master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning, Helen Duff returns with a bold, subversive and very funny new stand-up show about life as a fully exposed idiot. “Absolutely shameless, boldly ridiculous, embarrassingly funny” **** (Australia Times), “Quick witted and supremely empowered... 

Tracey Tracey

Tracey Tracey

With pronounced teeth and wide eyes, eponymous protagonist Tracey Tracey’s entrance onto the stage paved the way for a larger-than-life, one-woman show from character comedian, Nicola Cross... 

Circus Abyssinia

Circus Abyssinia

Starring Ethiopian jugglers Bibi and Bichu, the inimitable Konjowoch Troupe, 'Circus Abyssinia' is circus at its most enchanting and surreal: as seen through the eyes of a child. The show tells the tale of two little Ethiopian brothers, whose dream of joining the circus is dismayed by the absence of circus in Africa... 

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. Life has taken them on divergent and unforgiving paths, tearing their genetic seam in two... 

A Clown Fairytale

A Clown Fairytale

Do you like humour, the world of clowns, excesses, beautiful and unlikely stories of love? With Dandy Danno and Diva G. you will be delighted! Dandy is very physical. He uses his body and his funny faces to make the audience laugh... 

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Paula Valluerca, AKA Madame Señorita, (winner of Best Female Act at The London International Solo Festival) presents ‘The Expector’. Combining fear and fun, sexiness and madness, it’s a twisted exploration of stardom, divas and love... 

How to be Good at Everything

How to be Good at Everything

Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch 'How to be Good at Everything'. Expertly hosted by knowledgeologist, Katie Davison, and Jay Bennett, her friend, you will learn how to be good at everything*... 

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.’ With her signature collection of weird and wonderful characters who are silly, sexy and smart in equal measure, Alice takes a long, hard look at the darker side of humanity... 

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Winner: Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016. Winner: Critics Choice Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016. After a successful tour across Europe, Australia and the US, Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo return to Brighton for the premiere of their brand-new show, ‘Dream Team’! Directed by Jonny Woolley... 

Frontal Lobotomy

Frontal Lobotomy

Bold, witty, and surreal, burlesque maverick Jeu Jeu la Foille fuses original beat poetry with the tormented lullabies of Tom Waits, punctuated with scientific accounts of perhaps the biggest error of judgment in medical history - the transorbital lobotomy... 

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

In the Chips Because of the Cheese

Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages. This two women show asks the big, important questions in life such as "what did canned vegetables have to do with the harvest festival?" This is Screaming Banana's Brighton Fringe début and what better way to do so than with a show that is intelligent, provocative, colourful and funny? 

Great Train Robbery

Great Train Robbery

Apparently, one of the men involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1963 resides in Hove - but this story isn’t about him, instead it’s about the women behind the heist, the ones that got away... 

Perfection In Progress

Perfection In Progress

You don't have to be perfect... but you are! Organic juice drunk, clever books read, cool documentaries seen, supplements sipped, South American medicine adventure done, Yoga in India, burnt a man in the desert, coconut oil expert, tie-died hair, eye-gazed, meditated, happy thoughts, tantric raisin sharing, pages written, ecstatically danced... 

Elixir

Elixir

'Elixir' is circus like you have never seen before - uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious at the same time. Acrobats fly five metres into the air on the teeterboard, spin upside down on the mesmerising roue cyr wheel, perform incredible one-arm handstands on wobbling canes and balance on nothing but their heads on a swinging trapeze... 

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell in Love With The Moon

“It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room ... ” Join this tattered troupe as Luna’s tragic tale unravels for the first time. But why tonight? A Tim Burton-esque patchwork of puppetry, poetry, movement and live music stitched together with The Human Zoo’s explosive visual imagination... 

Dignity Off

Dignity Off

Get ready to laugh at the regular comedic odd couple. Matt is 50 and well presentable with his feet firmly planted on the ground. Sunjai is 30 and far from presentable with his head way up in the clouds... 

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Winner, Rising Star: The Media Eye, 2016. Award-winning Gaulier-trained comedian Viggo Venn performs the UK premiere of his debut solo show ‘The Life of Pepito’ at Brighton Fringe! Through clown, characters and physical comedy, Venn gives us a glimpse into the life of Pepito - a man who works in a cookie factory, only to discover he’s actually a character in a play... 

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 the love of one woman: Leela... 

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Winner: Rising Star, The Media Eye, 2016. After a four-month run across the Australian festival circuit, award-winning, LA-based comedian Zach Zucker premieres his debut solo show ‘Human Person’ at Brighton Fringe! Directed by Jonny Woolley... 

Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy

Inspired by Tim Burton’s poem, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, Haste Theatre transport us to Coney Island where Mr Gelati (Valeria Compagnoni) and the future Mrs Gelati (Lexie McDougall) are in a whirlwind romance that takes a macabre turn... 

Cheekykita: Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita: Somewhere in the Ether

Cheekykita's dream... where anything can happen. A surreal absurd place that's a little bit upside down. One of the strangest acts you're ever likely to see, this one-woman character comedian has drawn similarities to 'The Mighty Boosh' and Spike Milligan... 

... Yes?

... Yes?

... Yes is a comedy show about LOVE (not the sappy kind) It's a bit mad, but a GOOD mad- think a mixture of Monty Python and Blind Date... for adults. ... Yes answers questions that you never knew you needed answered such as; Can you play Guess Who Live onstage? Do penguins have knees? Are you better off marrying a shell shocked WW2 veteran or tempt your fate with the flock of seagulls, snapchat fanatic you just met online? ... 

Stick or Wizard?

Stick or Wizard?

‘Stick or Wizard?’ It’s your choice! Gaulier-trained clown, Oli Weatherly, invites you to take a trip with him through the wilderness of his imagination and to make a choice... 

Cabaret From The Shadows

Cabaret From The Shadows

Amid the abundance of hard hitting and harrowing new work presented at the Fringe, one could be forgiven for wondering why we’re all taking ourselves so seriously. Where is the fun? Do we have to sacrifice entertainment values if we’re dealing with topical or sensitive issues? Teatro Pomodoro’s Cabaret from the Shadows tackles an overwhelming array of themes, but it is always joyous and fabulously tongue in cheek... 

Moribund - And the Meaning of Death

Moribund - And the Meaning of Death

Brighton Death Forum present Gimcrack Productions' 'Moribund', a piece of contemporary performance addressing our relationship with death, both light-hearted and poignant. Written, devised and performed by Rosie Kohl and George Collie... 

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC

Armed with an ocarina, a ukulele and a thirst for revenge, Lecoq-trained Edward Day battles four decades of videogame nostalgia in an explosion of Shakespeare, live music and 16-bit ridiculousness, but can Ophelia defeat the zombie hordes and save Hamlet once and for all? ‘Super Hamlet 64: Parody DLC’ is a one-person, physical theatre, spoken word mix of Shakespearean tragedies and videogaming with clowning, mime, live music, retro animation and video projection, exploring mental health and our addiction to technology. 

Lucy Hopkins: Ambition

Lucy Hopkins: Ambition

The world preview of Lucy's new show - a coming to terms/retelling of the history of England and spiritual revolution. A problematic confrontation of the times, a story about being together and some improbably beautiful songs, performed by a goddess, of sorts... 

Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer

Jessica Fostekew: You Know What I Did Last Summer

A brand-new show in preview from Jessica Fostekew. Regular host of BBC R4 Extra’s ‘The Comedy Club’ and of the BBC Radio Comedy Award 2015 and 2016, Jess starred in the 2017 BBC1 drama, ‘Three Girls’... 

Fringe City Family Picnic

Fringe City Family Picnic

Fringe City Family Picnic is a free outdoor event taking place on the 6th of May and 27th of May in the Pavilion Gardens. The picnic is a showcase of family friendly shows, plus free fun activities for children of all ages... 

The Late Night Shop Cabaret

The Late Night Shop Cabaret

"Blurring the lines between burlesque and performance art, their prodigious dumb shows are an unparalleled joy in British variety" (This Is Cabaret). The Late Night Shop are a London-based collective who perform and curate the best of adult variety across the UK... 

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. That lesson being: Don’t try to jump a motorcycle over 20 double decker buses with a bag on your head. Fusing character comedy, clowning, storytelling and puppetry, Mr Danger performs his incredible, mind-bogglingly inane stunts with the bravado of Evel Knievel, and the mental tenacity of a shell-shocked guinea pig... 

The Establishment: Eton Mess

The Establishment: Eton Mess

Dan Lees and Neil Frost as two quintessentially English gentlemen from a bygone era, struggling to hold onto their whimsical world of cricket, tea and secret arms deals. “Another much-needed chapter in our national legacy of lampooning the powers that be, building on Peter Cook, the Pythons and The Fast Show ... 

Lucy Pearman: WIP & a Cabbage

Lucy Pearman: WIP & a Cabbage

"Traditionally, unmarried girls were sent into the veg garden to choose the 'perfect' cabbage." (Anon). Lucy Pearman presents a work in progress at this years Brighton Fringe. Expect playful nonsense and a talking cabbage... 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Winner: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016. Award-winning Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo return to Brighton a year after taking home the Best Comedy Award! Through a series of surreal and free-flowing vignettes, Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn take the audience on an absurd trip through their wild imagination into the deepest, darkest depths of stupidity! “This was a true fringe highlight” ***** (The Latest)... 

Odjo: King of the Ocean

Odjo: King of the Ocean

Odjo. A beautiful idiot – raised by performing elephants. Our reporter spent three months living at sea with an idiot fisherman named Odjo. He witnessed bizarre martial arts practices, unruly animal impressions and unhealthy absurdities that reduced him to tears of laughter... 

Being Hueman Being

Being Hueman Being

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Brighton, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. This clown takes us on an absurd adventure in a show about vulnerability, our imperfection and what is beautiful about not being quite normal... 

The Idiot's Guide to the World

The Idiot's Guide to the World

‘The Idiot’s Guide to the World’ is a clown show that explores a variety of physical comedy genres. Using puppetry, mime, multi-roling, bouffon and live music, we tell original stories, with humour, irony and fun... 

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 of the weirdly dressed... 

Jody Kamali is The Incredible Man of Mystery

Jody Kamali is The Incredible Man of Mystery

The Man of Mystery comes on stage looking like something out of a classic James Bond film: strong jawline, handsome stubble and a black turtleneck — topped off with an orange shirt, which, admittedly, is a little less secret agent, but very 80s cool nonetheless... 

A Plague of Idiots

A Plague of Idiots

Utterly stupid and equally brilliant, A Plague of Idiots is the ultimate feast of physical comedy for your inner child. The cast (Damien Warren-Smith, Laurent Mallet, Fanny Duret, Giorgio Vierda and Mark Winstanley) have so much energy it’s as if they are going to explode off the stage... 

Pss Pss

Pss Pss

This show is unlike much else at Fringe this year. Put on by the company Compagnia Baccalà, this show received huge acclaim when it was at the Fringe in 2014. Since then it has won 15 international prizes, and has toured all over Europe... 

Kat Bond: Loo Roll

Kat Bond: Loo Roll

Kat Bond (BBC Radio 4, BBC Three, Channel 4) and, let’s throw it out there, Call the Midwife, brings Pat and her characters to Edinburgh. One half of 'sublime' duo That Pair ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Helen Duff: Come With Me

Helen Duff: Come With Me

Helen Duff has gone from strength to strength, after her hilarious yet heart-breaking Vanity Bites Back show last year. She’s proven herself to be a veritable master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning in Come With Me... 

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds is a surreal examination of celebrity culture which is by turns extraordinarily captivating and deeply funny.It takes the form of a one-man sketch show which follows the life of a fake Noel Edmunds, chosen for the particular class of B-list celebrity which he embodies... 

Tatterdermalion

Tatterdermalion

Puppet pioneers Flabbergast Theatre have made an interesting move this year, establishing their own dedicated performance space, The Omnitorium, within the confines of Assembly George Square... 

Adventures of Tracey Tracey

Adventures of Tracey Tracey

Tracey likes to dream. Real life proves more of a struggle. Shy and painfully awkward, this lovable outsider must navigate a world where confidence is key and reality an illusion. The show combines character comedy, physical comedy and clowning to bring to life Tracey's tragicomic world... 

Journeys

Journeys

A Spaniard, a Frenchman, an Englishwoman and an Italian get on a train and treat us to a series of energetic and amusing clowning sketches that weave together the stories of the individuals as they travel on a very important journey... 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

Story Pocket Theatre’s Storyteller, Storyteller pits two storytellers against each other in an epic battle of clowning, miming and slapstick comedy. Two storytellers, wearing the same outfits and using the same equipment, encounter one another and begin a funny and wonderfully silly performance, both in cooperation and in competition with each other... 

Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda

The Australian outback, a French sheep and a lonely convict on the run. It may sound like all the ingredients for a very dubious sort of production, but throw in some Spanish guitar pop song covers, plenty of dressing (and undressing) and a healthy dash of clowning and you have the fantastically silly creation that is Plague of Idiots’ Waltzing Matilda... 

Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman in Heaven

Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman in Heaven

After an explosion Firefighter Woman Brenda Feuerle wakes up in heaven – or not? Angels, gods, freedom, beauty… how did she end up here? What will be her mission from now on? A very poetic story with dance and acrobatics, and heavenly and earthly subjects. 

The Forbidden

The Forbidden

A journey of temptation through idiocy and fun. The solo debut of Fanny Duret, member of the Gaulier-trained clown group Plague of Idiots. That which is forbidden is desired. You are hereby forbidden to see this show. 

Cheekykita – Tittitutar Town

Cheekykita – Tittitutar Town

Prague Fringe award winner and 'up and coming weirdo’ (Chortle.co.uk), 2015 NATYS finalist, Laughing Horse runner-up 2015, and winner of Colchester new comedian 2015. ManchesterWire... 

Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman at Work

Brenda Feuerle: A Firefighter Woman at Work

Firefighter Woman Brenda Feuerle is on duty. While taking safety precautions, she gets carried away by her imagination over and over again. A fiery mixture of drama, dance, acrobatics and clowning... 

Jam Sandwich

Jam Sandwich

Clown duo Sasha and Remy want to start their own TV show but something sinister is at work. Their dark imaginations combine to create a wonderfully terrible children’s TV show absolutely not for kids... 

Marny Godden: Where's John's Porridge Bowl?

Marny Godden: Where's John's Porridge Bowl?

Something’s happened to John’s porridge bowl and Marny Godden has crafted an hour of surreal, very physical comedy to find out exactly what. It turns out to be a whimsical and enjoyable experience orchestrated by a charismatic and very funny performer... 

Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

Familia de la Noche’s production of Gulliver’s Travels is an adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s satirical novel following several adventures of Lemuel Gulliver as he travels to the land of the tiny people on Lilliput, the giant people in Brobdingnag, the Castle in the Sky of Laputa and finally to the country of the Houyhnhnms... 

Tink Tank

Tink Tank

Shadow puppets have a reputation for being, let’s face it, a bit uncool. Bunk Puppets, however, bring us a piece of art which is truly beautiful to watch yet still funny and engaging for children... 

We Are Ian

We Are Ian

It’s difficult trying to describe We Are Ian. There are three women in white overalls onstage with their hair scrunched up and their faces almost always in states of fear and bewilderment... 

Once...

Once...

Russian Company Derevo’s Once takes place early in the morning by Fringe standards and many of the audience members at the George Square Theatre might have been wondering whether they’d woken up yet... 

Sheets

Sheets

Clowning is largely known a children’s form of entertainment. However Sheets, the one-man free show from Kiki Lovechild, aims to bring the art to a new, adult audience. The somewhat loose plot of the piece follows a clown suffering from insomnia one night as he can’t escape longing thoughts of his far away wife and child... 

Sticks Stones Broken Bones

Sticks Stones Broken Bones

Returning to Edinburgh after a six year hiatus, Bunk Puppets’ Sticks Stones Broken Bones is both an expert display of shadow puppetry and a joyous celebration of playfulness. It shows us that, no matter our age, we can and should still be children sometimes... 

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. It does not augur well. But as he greets and directs us with a range of subtle gestures and facial expressions, we know we are in safe hands... 

Character Tålks

Character Tålks

Pernilla Holland’s debut solo show is an ambitious but bumpy foray into character comedy. From a Norwegian Eurovision has-been to a church youth group leader, Holland adopts a range of personae and delivers short monologues from a range of perspectives... 

Ongals Babbling Comedy

Ongals Babbling Comedy

With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off, even if you don’t know why. A high-energy physical comedy spectacular to tickle the funny bone of every age, this wave of K-Comedy is truly side-splitting fun for all generations and a show you won’t want to miss! ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Daddy & Robin: Lightbulb (All Ages)

Daddy & Robin: Lightbulb (All Ages)

This is what happens when you ask a four-year-old to name the show while he's busy playing with an empty yoghurt pot. Daddy and Robin aka Cammy and Robin Sinclair are a father and toddler double act literally doing kids shows... 

The Creeps

The Creeps

Catherine Waller's 'body morphs almost supernaturally into distinct personalities... pathetic, disturbed and disturbingly relatable.' (certified reviewer, Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014). 

Admirable Fooling or What You Will

Admirable Fooling or What You Will

Come let loose and forget about your worries with feasting, music, mayhem, bloody coxcombs and admirable fooling. Little Shakespeare Theatre School returns to the Fringe after successful runs of Bottoms Up and Macbeth, written and directed by Michelle van Rensburg with a cast of talented young performers... 

Stuff

Stuff

What is love? In an immersive clown show with an interesting lyrical vein, Sean Kempton (of Cirque du Soleil) attempts to find out.Kempton’s oddball sense of humour leads to a number of inventive sketches: he can be seen climbing out of the womb and inexpertly juggling with (thankfully imaginary) knives... 

ACMS: The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

ACMS: The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society

ACMS returns for its sixth Sisyphean year at the Fringe, hosted and curated by Thom Tuck, 'an authoritative and slightly creepy blowhard' (Scotsman), and John-Luke Roberts, 'a lever-operated mouth on a stick' (Fest)... 

All of the Things

All of the Things

Join Gaulier graduates Georgia Murphy and Evie Fehilly for an hour of surreal comic madness. Using their unique blend of clown and absurd sketch, these ladies will blast through all of the things you secretly want to say and do... 

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 Orange to Edinburgh... 

Clare Plested: Flock Up

Clare Plested: Flock Up

Flock Up: def. (collective noun) people who make a tit of themselves. Join Clare Plested in the hide as she observes five flock ups in their natural habitat. Binoculars provided, egg stealers will be prosecuted, twitchers welcome... 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah, Yeah?

A late-night clown show by absurd, Lecoq-trained clown Brickhead. Returning to Edinburgh with more bonkers nonsense! Suitable for English and non-English speakers. ‘Hard to explain and impossible not to like’ (FringeReview... 

Weird Stuff

Weird Stuff

Frank Foucault says and does things. Sometimes onstage. Sometimes in the privacy of his own utility room. Nominated for the Magners New Act of the Year 2015, semi-finalist of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2015, two-time finalist of the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards 2014/15... 

David McIver is a Very Fun Guy With Lots of Friends

David McIver is a Very Fun Guy With Lots of Friends

Oh boy, this looks good! David McIver is a silly little man and he’s got a bit of fun for you. Part stand-up and part clown, expect props, physical comedy and stupid nonsense from this naughty scamp... 

Elf Lyons: Pelican

Elf Lyons: Pelican

Elf Lyons (Feminist Times' One to Watch) sometimes wants to kill her mother. So she’s made a show about it. Do other people feel like this? A recent graduate from L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Elf explores the age-old fear of turning into your mother and what it means to have it all… Media Eye Rising Star 2016... 

Ken Do's Success for Losers

Ken Do's Success for Losers

You are the neander-fools and I am fire. Come out of your caves and discover me. I Ken Do! Join motivational maestro Ken Do for a whistle-stop tour of where it all went wrong. With stops for toilet at disappointment, envy, bitterness, and regret... 

John-Luke Roberts Builds a Monster

John-Luke Roberts Builds a Monster

A thoughtful idiot builds a monstrous show for your entertainment. A monster in progress from the creator of Stnad-Up and Stdad-Up, co-creator of the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, and co-writer of Robert Lyndsay and Maureen Lipman’s sitcom Bull... 

Mawaan Rizwan – Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate

Mawaan Rizwan – Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate

Comedy's most seductive idiot is back. Part stand-up, part clowning, Mawaan juxtaposes dark confessional stand-up with madcap physical stupidity. All whilst wearing a sparkly pirate dress and glam rock makeup... 

Bird

Bird

A vast and desolate world. One lone creature, starved of both food and friendship. With only a patch of soil to call her own, she must be ready to seize every small opportunity that might fly by… Created through inventive clowning, mime and visceral physicality, and enriched by a detailed and subtle soundscape which is performed live, Bird is a timeless tale of friendship, courage, magic and madness... 

The Convolution of Pip and Twig

The Convolution of Pip and Twig

Epic adventure! Spills and thrills! Complicated love! Heart strings! Song and dance! Twin sisters’ world of safety and routine is blown open when one twin follows her heart into the unknown... 

Rousha Browning: Jumble Sale

Rousha Browning: Jumble Sale

A jumble sale of characters. Rising star Rousha Browning isn't very good at selling herself, so she's selling stuff instead. A bric-a-brac of the bizarre! A fast-paced race through these vividly realised characters will have you begging for more... 

Crap Music Rave Party

Crap Music Rave Party

Grab your mates, request a crap song and hit the dance floor for a ridiculously fun night! Tomás Ford, (Craptacular!) is proudly the worst DJ in the world, returning with his idiotic late night super-club for four mega parties... 

Omar & Lee Present: We Are All Idiots

Omar & Lee Present: We Are All Idiots

Witness the inner workings of the idiot as Omar & Lee invite you on an anarchic voyage through their minds, pushing their sanity and friendship to the limits. Watch as they reveal their unique take on our day to day existence in a flurry of chaotic characters, manic sketches and preposterous clowning... 

The Pianist

The Pianist

The Pianist is a solo comic contemporary circus piece by Thomas Monckton and Circo Aereo. The show is centred on, in, under and around one of the most magnificent of all musical instruments: the grand piano... 

Shayne's Mom on Tour

Shayne's Mom on Tour

Iconic rock star Shayne’s Mom has been crossing the continents on her bike, collecting fans, lovers and badges. Join her for an evening of glittering disco classics, heart-breaking tales and mystical adventure! Only an unexpected reappearance of her long-lost love Eagle Eye could distract her and derail the performance... 

Crack in Progress by Lucy Pearman

Crack in Progress by Lucy Pearman

There's an egg here to find other eggs and see if they're OK? 30 minutes of relaxing nonsense. For anyone aged 16-99 that ever had a little crack. By Lucy Pearman (LetLuce, Weirdos, The Bill)... 

The Weaning of Life / Free Festival

The Weaning of Life / Free Festival

If you want to see comedy that is a little different, this is for you. This show is a fusion of physical comedy, clown and spontaneity that will make you feel all funny inside. Returning from a sold out and extended season at Sydney Fringe Comedy 2014 and Sydney Comedy Festival 2015, this one-man show explores the peculiar things that life has to offer... 

Candy Gigi: If I Had a Rich Man

Candy Gigi: If I Had a Rich Man

Oy! Everyon'es favourite Yiddish girl Candy Gigi, Malcome Hardee Award winner 2014, has transformed Fiddler on the Roof into something truly bizarre and outrageous. She talks and sings you through the life and pressures of being brought up as an Orthodox Jew, and the lengths she's gone to hunt down a nice Jewish man... 

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Surreal clowning from a scary, sexy Basque-Spanish diva. Over the top, unadapted, inadequate. Determined to drive you bananas and shouting for more. 'One of the three most unique shows in Edinburgh' (Comedy... 

Defrosted

Defrosted

STV's Best Children's Shows, Edinburgh 2015. A big, bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (Bubbles the Spot Bots Mermaid, CBeebies) and Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants off and get snowed on! Join these lovable clowns and the magical freezer for slapstick, songs and hilarious parodies... 

The Kagools

The Kagools

Fresh from their hit Australian tour, UK silent comedy duo, The Kagools, return to Edinburgh Fringe. Expect the usual award-winning combination of physical comedy and interactive film as your weatherproofed guides take you on a brand new adventure... 

We Are Brontë

We Are Brontë

A ludicrous and inventive interpretation of the Brontë myth, taking the real and imaginary worlds of the Yorkshire siblings as inspiration. With only a handful of props, two performers deconstruct not only Gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves... 

Giant

Giant

Tommy, 22, lives with three generations of his family. They've learnt to ignore the strange things his nan says over dinner and the bizarre rumblings coming from the attic. Horribly honest clowns and questionable cabaret acts ignite the stage with Human Zoo's trademark live music, puppetry, poetry and movement... 

Amy Howerska: Smashcat

Amy Howerska: Smashcat

Welsh-Jewish-Polish-Irish BBC-box-ticking wet dream Amy Howerska brings you another hour of unfiltered comedy stuffing. Fresh from scribbling on Radio 4's Now Show and NewsJack as well as popping up on Channel 4 (and in your local shop buying Wotsits)... 

The Story of the Nervous Man

The Story of the Nervous Man

Neil Frost can't speak, so his audience must tell his tale and help this nervous man change the monotony of his life by taking a risk. A riotous hour of clowning, character and living in the moment... 

Only Bones

Only Bones

‘...extraordinary inventiveness created by a limitless imagination…’ (TheatReview.org.NZ). Only Bones is an award-winning new production by New Zealanders Thomas Monckton and Gemma Tweedie and Finland-based physical theatre company Kallo Collective... 

Bubble Show With Milkshake and Dr Bubble

Bubble Show With Milkshake and Dr Bubble

Come see every bubble trick imaginable. Big, small and sculpted bubbles, the bubble carousel, the square bubble, smoke bubbles, caterpillar bubbles, tightrope bubbles, the bubble blizzard, bubbles in bubbles and children in bubbles... 

Defrosted

Defrosted

STV's Best Children's Shows, Edinburgh 2015. A big, bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (Bubbles the Spot Bots Mermaid, CBeebies) and Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants off and get snowed on! Join these lovable clowns and the magical freezer for slapstick, songs and hilarious parodies... 

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

The Girl Who Fell In Love With The Moon

Puppetry, poetry, dance and live music are interwoven in this splendid succession of stories from five zany friends. When the car in which Jack, Clive, Selina, Scarlet and Luna are travelling in towards Komedia Studio breaks down, the eccentric quintet find themselves within a deep, dark forest... 

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston remain on top form with their new laugh-out-loud spin-off Cabaret Whore, in which Young’s comic character La Poule Plombée is finally given her own solo cabaret show... 

In the Gut

In the Gut

A funny, tragic and ridiculous guide to baking, birthing and breaking the rules. TV chefs Judith and Marie-Chantal wow audiences with this unforgettable anti-natal banquet. The charming and grotesque duo tackles some of life’s unspoken paranoia and taboos in a light and disturbing way. 

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies are a band that everyone should experience at least once in their life times. Their mix of gypsy-folk, punk and cabaret with warbling falsetto vocals is a strange but heady concoction and make this a trio like no other... 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

Clowning, slapstick and magical, non-verbal storytelling create a feast of laughter as two storytellers go head to head. From award-winning Story Pocket Theatre Company. "Quite simply the most brilliant piece of children’s theatre ... 

MISIRLOU

MISIRLOU

A super-heroine clown who will save you from the fear of death! A lecture on a philosophical consideration of death, a science experiment, a cat, dance, interaction with the audience - and glitter! For all ages. 

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

Professional perverts Bernie and Victy are back with an utterly raucous and unashamedly risqué hour of their most salacious songs: all filth, no filler! These fringe favourites are "a lascivious, lip-smacking, faintly terrifying treat... 

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. An old lady escapes on an adventure as her family try to force her into a retirement home... 

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. He prances about the stage and over the audience in a brocade frock coat and skinny jeans with a distinctly piratical air, but there is no actual piracy to see... 

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Opening in 1943 Rome, Gran Consiglio is set with The Grand Council of Fascism meeting to discuss the deposition of Benito Mussolini. As he waits within a small study-room of Palazzo Venezia, the overwhelmed and tired Duce reflects on his life prior to this moment... 

Acting Funny: UoB's Short Course on Comic Theatre Practice

Acting Funny: UoB's Short Course on Comic Theatre Practice

Taught by established professional performers and University of Brighton staff, this five day course provides intensive training in physical skills and creative approaches for devising comic theatre... 

64

64

Gerry is a time traveller from 1952. That means he's 64 this year. What do all these numbers mean? Where has he come from? What was the world like in 1952? What's it like to be 64? Gerry uses clowning and comedy, song and madness to explore what it's all about... 

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

Ahmed and the Feather Girl

Ahmed, a poor orphan, escapes his war torn homeland and joins the circus. He meets a knife thrower, a one-eyed ballerina, a talking cat and a clown. Everything changes when he finds a friend born from a golden egg... 

Dead Man Presents: Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Dead Man Presents: Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Clown, dance and sketch collide as multi-award-winning Australian comedian, Tessa Waters, unleashes her new hour of stupidity. "Funny as Hell" ***** (The Age), [newline] "Funniest show I've ever seen... 

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] "Ludicrous humour at its best" (Broadway Baby) 

Charmian Hughes: When Comedy Was Alternative (The Laughs And Loves Of A She-Comic)

Charmian Hughes: When Comedy Was Alternative (The Laughs And Loves Of A She-Comic)

Izzard, Brand, Hardee - comedian Charmian’s had steaming hot cuppas with them all. Now she tells tales of the notorious Tunnel Club, Frank Skinner’s avocado, Arnold Brown’s sandwiches, Glastonbury and Tinky Winky love. 

Twisted and Tongue Tied

Twisted and Tongue Tied

Nothing like a wild, dark comedy cabaret and a dash of activism to kick off your afternoon! The girls will cross-dress, undress, and try to redress gender imbalance in just 30 mins through song and dance! Whatever the odds, their mission will be to amuse, provoke and arouse you... 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). A half-hour extravaganza of acrobatics, comedy, clown, contortion and juggling stunts. Laugh, cry and gasp! 

Banging Fun Stuff

Banging Fun Stuff

The Cutlery Crew wants everyone to have fun and prance joyfully about the place. But a crime has been committed and all hope rests with PC Pauline. Don’t let her gangliness fool you... 

Simon Slack The Fantasist

Simon Slack The Fantasist

Fantastical absurd one-man sketch show. Imagination and reality collide in the world of Simon Slack, whose fantasy of the show is very different from reality. Late-night comedy madness with music, dancing and special guests... 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime. Hilarious, absurd and often magical this show juxtaposes themes of loneliness and belonging with joy and exhilaration... 

Rebel with a Puncture

Rebel with a Puncture

Sell-out comedian Sam Quinn will do whatever his sponsors want: tell jokes, do accents, dance, sing. Even inject himself with Coca-Cola. Then his six-month-old baby niece arrives on stage, Sam’s sponsors aren’t happy, and s*** gets real... 

Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken

Trygve Wakenshaw: Kraken

The multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed total-sell-out returns. Gaulier-trained clown Trygve Wakenshaw’s beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy. Winner: Best Comedy (Adelaide Fringe 2015 AND Perth Fringe 2015); 2014 Edinburgh Underbelly Award... 

Gloriator

Gloriator

A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster ‘Gladiator’. [newline] Winner - Critics Choice Award at Exeter Ignite... 

Elixir

Elixir

Elixir is an incredible display of acrobatics and physical comedy; an action packed hour of circus. The story follows three bumbling (albeit handsome) scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life... 

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. If you enjoy Spanish drama, ghosts, sexy housewives and Rock 'n Roll, and you want to witness a surreal experience, this show is for you! 

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest, greatest production 'The Flower with Seven Colours'. Seven wishes to fulfil, aided by circus clowns and a multitude of flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking, roller skating acts... 

Save Me A Balloon

Save Me A Balloon

Michael and Maria are an elderly couple, who receive the news that one has a terminal illness. An uplifting love story of an unlikely couple, with a list of unconventional to-dos before they say their good-byes... 

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). A show with a crab dance, silly songs, fish stories and a bit of horror! "surreally wonderful clownesque, truly unusual" (The Colchester Gazette); NATYS finalist; Runner up for Laughing Horse new act; ????(Edfringe review) 

Vanity Bites Back

Vanity Bites Back

A “Bold, subversive and very funny” clown cookery show about searching for self worth in a cheesecake. Join aspiring TV cookery host Jill – “A cross between Alan Partridge and Margaret Thatcher” – for her most exposing episode to date – “Fresh, quick witted and supremely empowered" **** (Scotsman) 

Blooming Surprise

Blooming Surprise

If you’ve ever struggled to catch a flight while clumsily carrying too many suitcases and bags, there’s lots to smile at here. During this one-woman physical performance, we follow a solo traveller who encounters love, loss and friendship without even leaving the airport... 

Smasher

Smasher

"Bold, subversive and very funny" ???? (The Scotsman). Helen's on a quest for ultimate pleasure, fearlessly thrusting into the lip biting, belly tightening 'what if I can't come?' qualms that hold us back from happy endings... 

Hysterical

Hysterical

Hysterical is a dark comedy exploring the boundaries of mental health and wellbeing in today’s corporate reality, where work-life balance often equals yoga, medication and therapy... 

Buddhism and Cats

Buddhism and Cats

If you got your idea of adulthood from 'Friends' but reality hasn't met expectations; if you fail to be in the moment and find yourself living through your phone; and if you feel connected on-line and profoundly disconnected from people off-line, this is the show for you. 

Mr Pineapple Head

Mr Pineapple Head

A family clown theatre show. Mr Pineapple Head works in the style of a silent clown, performing physical comedy and slapstick routines to music. Genuinely funny, professional silliness! It's a Brunswick Fringe tradition! 

The Story of the Nervous Man (a silent comedy)

The Story of the Nervous Man (a silent comedy)

Neil Frost has a story to tell. There's only one problem, he can't speak, so it must be told by the audience, who watch a nervous man change the monotony of his life by taking a risk... 

MorbidAbnormalMe

MorbidAbnormalMe

The basement of the Blue Man is a cosy Aladdin’s cave of a space, all cushions and tapestries and tasteful lighting. As the show began I was concerned that the burbling from the upstairs bar would prove distracting, but overall the venue felt like a comforting, homely space - apt for a show about finding solace in the face of debilitating anxiety... 

My Paper Girlfriend

My Paper Girlfriend

Animation, mime and speech come together in this neat one-man show about love at first-sight going wrong. My Paper Girlfriend details the ill-fated attempts of the hapless, romantic Wesley Griffiths falling in love and the simple life he craves is reflected in a simple, naïve plot and sparse black and white animations... 

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 together and stage their own play... 

Jody Kamali is the Incredible Man of Mystery

Jody Kamali is the Incredible Man of Mystery

Debonair. Suave. Idiot. The Man in Black - bringing household items to life in this riotously enchanting hour of physical comedy and a bit of magic. "An extremely talented comic, and completely, unfathomably ridiculous" (Nouse) 

Boogaloo Bingo

Boogaloo Bingo

His balls are churning and when they drop, expect non- stop nonsense, outrageous games, erotic works of art and hilarious entertainment with your host Boogaloo Stu. MC Cashback spins party tunes and Stu's gift hamper is stuffed with exotic prizes, so come on down and win it big! £2 donation to play. 

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. Will a dog cry at an onion? Will you still be here later? Questions are answers and you are welcome to an hour of 'Fake Hip Gnosis'... 

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. Life is cruel. People are arseholes. This is Vicious... 

Follow Suit

Follow Suit

A madcap frenzy of physical comedy with a political bite. In this absurd office, nothing is more important than avoiding the skeletons in the stationery cupboard. Leap on the desks... 

Extravaganza

Extravaganza

Join David, Keith, Hans and Romano on a quest to tell their individual stories and impose their so-called cultural offerings onto an audience. A madcap show full of acrobatics, improvisation, live music, audience participation and a unicycle on fire... 

Walke About (WIP)

Walke About (WIP)

Strange things happen on a Walke About... Two comedians take to the road to grapple their subconscious. Tony Hinkson's stories and poems deal with love, loss, and the need to connect... 

Fringe City Family Picnic

Fringe City Family Picnic

Bring your picnic blankets and hamper down to Brighton's biggest family picnic with free family friendly performances, games, crafts and activities galore. Visit our website for further information. 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band. A fantastic family adventure featuring live music and physical comedy, 'Defrosted' is one big, bonkers blast of fun... 

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Twonkey's Mumbo Jumbo Hotel

Stop the hotel from being flattened! Time to enter the now legendary Twonkeyverse! Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee for Comic Originality, "He creates wonderlands of weird" **** (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman), "Completely bonkers charm" ****(The Times) 

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 Brighton with Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop. 

Calypso Nights: Juan, Two?

Calypso Nights: Juan, Two?

Barnie Duncan’s alter-ego Juan Vesuvius has returned to Edinburgh with a DJing set unlike any other. There’s nothing normal about this Venezuelan disc jockey – not least the fact that Duncan is actually Kiwi – but though at first his music might seem a thin thread to hold together absurd set pieces about Jacques Cousteau and bananas, everything in the end comes back to the songs... 

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion is a one-man mime and puppetry show in which the audience are among the most essential elements. The performer, our tatterdemalion – an archaic word meaning a ragged character in tattered clothing – never speaks but takes his audience through a number of entertaining scenarios with great skill... 

Spencer Jones Presents: The Herbert in Proper Job

Spencer Jones Presents: The Herbert in Proper Job

On any given night during the Edinburgh Fringe there are dozens of funny comics standing on stage talking about the life and loves of a performer. It’s understandably tough to stand out amongst this sea of talent, well unless you’re Spencer Jones... 

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. John Lennon famously said: 'You can only find truth through absurdity'... 

The Story Of The Nervous Man (A Silent Comedy)

The Story Of The Nervous Man (A Silent Comedy)

A riotous non-verbal comedy about a nervous man who decides to change the monotony of his life by taking a risk. ‘Pushes the cutting edge of mime and interactivity...hysterically funny’ (Fringe Review - Highly Recommended Show)... 

Twisted Loaf Present Stale Mate

Twisted Loaf Present Stale Mate

Libby Northedge begins Twisted Loaf: Stale Mate on her hands and knees, crawling onto the darkened stage, starkers but for her underwear, smudged make-up, and a pair of glittery high heels... 

Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN

Trygve Wakenshaw: KRAKEN

Kraken, devised and performed by Trygve Wakenshaw, is a physically charged one man mime show. The ‘storyline’ – it is not so much a story as someone in a room – follows the quirky imagination of Wakenshaw while he endlessly tails off on barely relevant tangents... 

Plague of Idiots

Plague of Idiots

If you are looking for the silliest Shakespeare at the Fringe, look no further. Bizarre and brilliant in equal measure, Plague of Idiots ploughs through sketch after sketch of surreal hilarity with nonstop energy and enthusiasm... 

Vagabond

Vagabond

Vagabond: Where Will the Wind Take You? is the story of three vagabonds, or clowns, called Cazzo, Lazzo and Pazzo. The trio pass their time trying to fix their lighthouse only to find the answer to their quest in a beautiful dandelion... 

ErictheFred

ErictheFred

An ambitious clown show from veteran performer Chris Lynam, ErictheFred never quite lives up to its multimedia promise despite some impressive and funny moments along the way. Entering dejectedly onto the stage, Lynam tears off his wig and tutu in disgust at a bad performance he’s given... 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Just when you thought Disney’s Frozen couldn’t be any more ubiquitous than it already is. Having inspired countless YouTube covers and branding itself on every possible form of children’s merchandise, Once Upon a Parachute descends with a two-person children’s comedy which seems to exist for no other purpose than to react to Frozen songs and characters in a funny way... 

Book of Love

Book of Love

Book of Love is without a doubt a special show: Lindsay Benner is sexy, silly and completely charming. Her show is a fast-paced mixture of cabaret, comedy, juggling and tricks that is quirky, flirty and wonderfully weird... 

The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank

The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank

The Very Grey Matter of Edward Blank is directed by Conrad Sharp and performed by Familia de la Noche, taking place in the home and imagination of Edward Blank. It is a cacophonous riot of physical, mime and clowning theatre... 

Scarlet Shambles: It Used to Be Me

Scarlet Shambles: It Used to Be Me

Best described as cabaret with some clowning thrown in, Scarlet Shambles: It Used To Be Me is a delightful surprise. Performer Charmaine Wombwell is certainly talented, and wonderfully served by the acoustics in the Just the Tonic’s Caves... 

The Soundimals Tamer

The Soundimals Tamer

Dressed in a flamboyant tamer's costume in a one metre wide circus ring, Tony Gratofski performs his taming number with the famous Soundimals. Invisible but certainly not silent, these funny creatures perform all kinds of acrobatic tricks in the spirit of classic circus animal acts under the erratic supervision of Tony... 

Morro and Jasp Do Puberty

Morro and Jasp Do Puberty

Jetting in from Toronto come clown sisters Morro and Jasp, masters of their craft and hilarious to boot. This show, delving into the realms of female puberty, goes exactly where you think it goes and yet manages to surprise and shock you all the same... 

Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame

Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame

Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame is a variety show where Clare entertains you with everything she has done for fame, from a spread in a newspaper – not in a readers’ wives way – in the Daily Mail... 

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

Acclaimed double act LetLuce (Lucy Pearman and Letty Butler) offer an entertaining hour of very silly, loosely connected sketches on a nautical theme. We find ourselves in a richly imagined universe of sea creatures and sailors – of Captain Pugwash if conceived by French and Saunders... 

Daddy and Robin I Love You (Featuring the Little Snowman)

Daddy and Robin I Love You (Featuring the Little Snowman)

Surreal clown, singer and Phil Kay collaborator Cammy Sinclair (38yrs) accidentally took his son Robin (3yrs) to a gig. Robin insisted on getting involved in the act and a unique and wonderful double act was born... 

Guruguru

Guruguru

Laugh your head off with this 6' 10'' creature of bulbous presence. Dare to have a theatrical experience of disarming humour that will kick your ass out of ordinary mundanity. Guruguru talks about our endless pursuit of happiness... 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Surreal clown Brickhead takes you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound. A Lecoq-based training at LISPA and a member of acclaimed theatre company Intuitive Creatures, Brickhead ventures out on his own with a solo clown show exploring things… like… yeah... 

FLUU

FLUU

BAFTA nominated DNN star performs his debut solo show, FLUU. Mawaan Rizwan has accumulated over 20 million views on YouTube through his absurd sketches. Using clowning and stand-up he explores controversial topics such as eggs, lamps, cows and things merging with other things... 

Morgan Berry: Watership Down

Morgan Berry: Watership Down

Join award-winning character comedian Joe Rowntree for the rare and wonderful specimen Morgan Berry: Pet Bereavement Counsellor. Rabbit Specialist. Born in Barnsley, raised in Africa – Bafrican! The car wash is in trouble... 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop is the debut show of Gaulier-trained international comedy duo, Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn. Blending clown and physical comedy, Zach & Viggo take the audience on thrilling, comedic adventure featuring dance, imaginary props and the world's most dangerous high-five... 

Scarlet Shambles: It Used to Be Me

Scarlet Shambles: It Used to Be Me

Having survived the catastrophic pile-up of her love life, Scarlet sings darkly comic tales of falling hard, for anyone who's been unlucky in love – or wants to laugh at someone who is... 

Amanabanana

Amanabanana

Weird, wonderful and moving. Don't bring your mum, unless she wants to find the spirit of the bananana. Three idiots, one room, one hour. Anything can happen! Amanabanana! ‘What!!?’ ******* (AskTheIndustryPodcast... 

Animal House

Animal House

Stephen is leaving his little Steph, to go to university and refuses to give her any of his time. When she writes about him in her book and labels him a big meanie, Stephen is pulled into her imaginary world... 

Dead Ghost Star

Dead Ghost Star

Free trip to space. Hopefully a return trip. ‘Like Spike Milligan on MDMA’ (List). ‘A weird and wonderful double act of surreal, whimsical and thoroughly endearing comedy’ **** (BroadwayBaby... 

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

Charmingly anarchic breakthrough duo LetLuce were wholly responsible for 2014 word of mouth hit Show Pony. Put your lovely armbands on for an absurdist, magical voyage and more 'excellent surreal mayhem’ (Sunday Times)... 

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 the whole festival... 

Cassandra: Mary Canary

Cassandra: Mary Canary

Extraordinaire and ex-convict Cassandra turns to the noble art of magic in a final desperate attempt for fame. It's Cassandra like you've never seen her before (because you've never seen her before)... 

Madame Señorita; ¿Eres Tú?

Madame Señorita; ¿Eres Tú?

Madame Señorita is fifty minutes of unadulterated pleasure where the audience is seduced by her totally idiosyncratic charm and playful poetry. Some of the core elements include music, situation games and physical comedy... 

Molotov Cocktail Party

Molotov Cocktail Party

The end of the world is nigh... As is the end of your day at the festival. Come celebrate! At The Molotov Cocktail Party! Expect twisted tales and your expectations to be twisted. Join Becky and a riotous mob of party guests, including Medusa, proprietress of Peckham's favourite fictional lap dancing club, the Gaza Strip... 

FLUU

FLUU

BAFTA nominated DNN star performs his debut solo show, FLUU. Mawaan Rizwan has accumulated over 20 million views on YouTube through his absurd sketches. Using clowning and stand-up he explores controversial topics such as eggs, lamps, cows and things merging with other things... 

Claire Ford: Box

Claire Ford: Box

Outside a cardboard box? Then how do you think inside it? This and other conundrums solved with heartfelt storytelling, clowning, and double walled chipboard. Box clever comedy for the unboxed... 

Haus of Chi-Chi

Haus of Chi-Chi

Seda Yildiz and Mawaan Rizwan bring their daring and surreal show to the Fringe. Adorned in black bin bags, these two irreverent idiots are in charge of leading very sacred and spiritual ceremonies at the renowned Haus of Chi-Chi... 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Surreal clown Brickhead takes you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound. Absurd, intimate and heartfelt; it's 'hard to explain and impossible not to like' ***** (FringeReview... 

Paris Communal Shower

Paris Communal Shower

This show is like a cake, not a cake made by hand, but by a second hand cake maker that was bought at a car boot sale in Bognor Regis from a man with brown hair and a lisp. Luckily there are no s's in cake maker... 

Dead Ghost Star

Dead Ghost Star

Free trip to space. Hopefully a return trip. ‘Like Spike Milligan on MDMA’ (List). ‘A weird and wonderful double act of surreal, whimsical and thoroughly endearing comedy’ **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Cassandra: Mary Canary

Cassandra: Mary Canary

Extraordinaire and ex-convict Cassandra turns to the noble art of magic in a final desperate attempt for fame. It's Cassandra like you've never seen her before (because you've never seen her before)... 

Love Sick

Love Sick

Winner of Best Comedy Show Brighton Fringe awards 2014. Two alien ambassadors have travelled millions of miles to find out if love is the drug they need to save their dying planet but what on Earth is love? 'Behind all of the buffoonery (and there's a lot) are two clear, sharp and utterly brilliant comic minds' ***** (ViewFromTheGods... 

The Half Naked Chef

The Half Naked Chef

Stompy's back by popular demand and he's gonna be on (and all around) a bus. Expect 'hilarious, top-class street-style theatre...' (Scotsman), brilliant clown antics and culinary demonstrations that would make Nigella's nipples hard... 

Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

The highly anticipated follow-up to sell-out physical comedies Kraken and Squidboy from award-winning idiot Trygve Wakenshaw. Winner: Time Out Best Comedy of 2014; Edinburgh Underbelly Award 2014; Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe 2015; Best Comedy Perth Fringe 2015; Best Comedy New Zealand International Comedy Festival 2014... 

Mimi Goes East

Mimi Goes East

One man’s struggles to come to terms with growing up, trying to get laid, and have a good night out in communist Hungary. A physical theatre based performance filled with ridiculous characters inspired by Soviet era Hungary and real life itself... 

Claire Ford: Box

Claire Ford: Box

Outside a cardboard box? Then how do you think inside it? This and other conundrums solved with heartfelt storytelling, clowning, and double walled chipboard. Box clever comedy for the unboxed... 

Yuck!

Yuck!

An interactive, fun-filled show about four vegetables on the run! Critically acclaimed comedy duos That Pair and Twisted Loaf present an hour of wicked humour, improv, clown and song... 

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

Charmingly anarchic breakthrough duo LetLuce were wholly responsible for 2014 word of mouth hit Show Pony. Put your lovely armbands on for an absurdist, magical voyage and more 'excellent surreal mayhem’ (Sunday Times)... 

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup

Storm in a Teacup, devised by Hot Coals. BSL incorporated, deaf accessible performance. Three old sisters, one birthday cake, buckets of tea and good old anarchy! This darkly comic and cartoonish piece delves into the quirky and tender world of three sisters in their 80s, fighting the system to keep their independence... 

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. Jojo is a cosmic taxidermist and who enjoys showing off his Siamese bananas... 

Helen Duff: Smasher – Free

Helen Duff: Smasher – Free

Epic storytelling, synchronised swimming and subversively simple songs from this Fringe First nominated maker of mischief. Smashing, guaranteed. ‘A cross between Alan Partridge and Margaret Thatcher ... 

Pop Pop

Pop Pop

Newcomer Penny Greenhalgh is dropping her debut show Pop Pop like it's hot – a hot mess of sketch, stand-up and ice dancing. Pop Pop takes the arena spectacular to new heights as Greenhalgh presents a raucous and joyful hour of comedy... 

Dark Side of the Mime

Dark Side of the Mime

An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave. Its raunchy humour will take you by surprise. Actor and mime artist Marc Gassot is joined by his accompanist Karl Sinkkonen, to bring you this multi award-winning late night physical show...