An hour of professionally researched nonsense featuring the relatable topics of trains and babies.
Extreme nonsense from award-winning idiot Dan Lees.
King Herod, famed for his Massacre of the Innocents, is now the face of a self-development pyramid scheme.
A twisted comedy about the fascination and lure of masculine power and the women who submit all.
France’s greatest love guru, Pierre, swam from Paris to Edinburgh in the hopes of finally finding.
Winner: Comedian’s Comedian, Chortle Awards (2020).
Three idiots, six left feet, and one splendidly stupid dance spectacular.
Ceremonial mess-about, interactive choral laughter bath and collective act of golden manifestation, orchestrated by everybody’s favourite clown-witch-deity.
From the makers of Legs and Logs.
This show is about identity, where to buy it, and how to cook it properly to make you stand out with your friends.
Top Comedy Pick, NY Times (2022).
Drop your cynical pants at the door and wipe your serious-face off your face – it’s time to tickle your inner child.
What’s just happened in the corridor? A comedy inspired by childhood dreams and final goodbyes.
The Hot Clown Company is a relatively new troupe that set out to blend sketch comedy and physical theatre with a particular emphasis on clowning.
Chortle Student Comedy Award winner Joe Kent-Walters and runner-up Sam Williams join forces to bring you an absolute home run of a comedy show, covering two bases: stand-up and cha…
Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn has moved to London to follow his life-long dream of becoming a British comedian! ‘Viggo is Norwegian’ (EdFestMag.
The Clowns’ Station is a show that you will want to see again and again.
Rory wants to pop the question.
Outrageous American comedian and Gaulier-graduate Darius Emadi debuts his solo clown show Hot Ticket! An energetic 50 minutes of clown aimed to make you die laughing without thinki…
Canada’s award-winning clown band sparks the imagination with… clowns in space! Join Patty as she ventures to Clowntown Colony on the mysterious Planet X to bring her clown frien…
‘You look 15, but I like that.
Button lives in an alleyway surrounded by cardboard boxes and items rescued from the bin.
Stanley Norman is an ideas man with big dreams trying to piece his life together and cut his teeth in the vicious world of business.
He’s a stand-up and a clown.
Part sci-fi physical theatre, part acid-fueled mime, part wholesome performance art, Fool Muun Komming! (etc, etc) is the genre-defying solo show from Gaulier graduate and Canadian…
‘Had all my children howling with laughter’ (Scotsman).
A prodigal story of true love and sacred transformation.
Fab-u-lous! A new high-energy physical comedy about a lonely old man and a homeless dog who become friends and enter the world of ballroom dancing.
Crazy Canadian circus for the young, premiering in Edinburgh after visiting 16 countries! The art of giving each other a chance and collaborating when the right time comes is what …
Split-bill WIP from Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows.
Winner of Best Weekly Award for Circus and Physical Theatre at Adelaide Fringe in 2020.
Come Sit on the Couch With Me: is this a therapy couch or a casting couch, and is there a difference? The show is a cocktail of a comical – but true – look at communication in …
Joe and Mikey are Lovely Boys.
Winner of Underbelly, New Diorama and Methuen Drama’s hit-making Untapped Award 2022.
Wine Show is a solo clown show centered on Bailey Barrel, a charming and unorthodox wine maker who is discovering her place in the world after the death of her father.
Hey everyblobby! Come along and see what hastily cobbled together pile of shite I’ve managed to pull out my arse this year! There’ll be a start, some stuff in the middle and anothe…
One-time Riot grrrl, witch, illustrator Joanna and her volatile alter egos explore life and love.
Mums and dads who are dying to get their new humans out to the Fringe, this is the show for you! Inspired by a new mum, Kat Placing has devised a show for babbling babies and tirel…
Prepare for an hour of dazzling character clowning that feels dangerous but is actually safe as milk.
For the fraction of the cost of a fixed penalty notice, pose your question to our fearless leader at this chat-show-cum-Question-Time-cum-work-event (wine/cheese/cake/wallpaper ava…
Award-winning Polish performer Piotr Sikora has created a beautiful hour of family storytelling which uses clowning, mime, ukulele and audience participation to paint the journey o…
Calling the courageous, the devoted, the faithless and the broken to a brand new, unquantifiable, ceremonial experience by everybody’s favourite shadow-shaman-clown-priestess.
Lord Christian Brighty is the country’s most notorious rake.
A debut solo comedy hour from the legs behind the sell-out hit show Legs.
Gloria is not a gorilla, but she is stuck in the zoo’s gorilla enclosure.
A dark comedy for the end of days.
‘Go for the cat-worship, stay for the side-splitting silliness, and rave about it to all your friends.
Winner: Comedian’s Comedian Award, Chortle Awards (2020).
Tara Boland: An all-singing, all-dancing, all-acting idiot.
Rhum and Clay's Project Dictator is a commentary on democracy and dictatorships, utilising different theatre genres to do so.
Monkey Barrel Comedy’s alternative comedy night, Project X presents, all the way from Tennessee (US of America), The Chuck Wagon Chuckle with Dusty Rambusky! Join Dusty and his ban…
An interactive, music and clowning-filled interrogation of power and those wielding it.
Emperor clown Christian Brighty presents an absurd love letter to play, romance and stupidity.
A 45-minute experiment in silliness depths.
60 minutes, 12 notes and three idiots.
Buff and Sheen is a roaming comedic dance-clown performance featuring two joyful, if somewhat inept, window cleaners.
Come immerse yourself in the steamy hot waters of TEET as Paul Currie dissolves, froths and fizzes all around you.
A theatrical film about the impact of the pandemic through the eyes of clowns.
‘Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks’ (InDaily.
Single, 32, and with her clock ticking, Erin’s eggs – according to Facebook – are “dying off.
What do you get when a renowned psychoanalyst marries a hasty widow who relocates into the family estate, Elsewhere Manor – mansion slash mental ward – with her bastard son who…
Grumms doesn’t see themselves in the Barbies or GI Joes they play with.
There’s no such thing as a bad dick, just bad men.
Malcolm Hardee and Morecambe Fringe Award winner presents her C*nt! C*nt! is an irreverent poke into the controversy and clout of the C-word and an opportunity to indulge the simp…
‘Infectious fun’ ***** (FringeReview.
A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical bird and the mad chase begins.
Comedy It-girl Elf floats to Fringe with a horrifying comedy show inspired by Stephen King.
Crazy Canadian circus for the young, is premiering in Edinburgh after visiting 16 countries! The art of giving each other a chance and collaborating when the right time comes, is w…
Cameron Cook’s debut solo show, previously performed to full houses at Soho Theatre, offers up that rare and sought-after Fringe experience – you see a show, you know next to not…
Multi-award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools, return with their hit show.
A hilarious and ludicrous take on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy.
If at any point you have used your legs, thought about legs or if you know someone with legs, then this is the show for you.
Funny, young, hot and one of them is ethnic.
Hello sweetie! Get ready for a new sense of comedy and performance which, together, produce a raw and physically engaging show.
Prepare for the most epic spectacle you will ever experience.
The Pushkinettes (Julia Masli, Tatiana Collet-Apraxine and Julie Nesher) are delighted to invite you to the traditional and very unusual memorial ceremony of Anna Karenina, the tra…
Gail and Gemma are two delightful chickens in a cage, discovering life as it comes.
Stand-up tantra diving shamelessly into the heart of your matter.
Keane & Doyle have been spies, wizards, witches and cosmological assassins.
Two chefs are meant to be making a soup.
Meet the two men who wish they were your dad (but who are glad he went to prison.
Winner: Best Comedy at Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award (2017).
The magic of David Attenborough live on stage! A blue whale swims through the ocean depths.
Join Project X in welcoming the weird, wacky and the downright hilarious to the stage.
Following their UK tour, Hot Coals present this four-star rated d/Deaf and hearing inclusive show.
Collective noun: cats, kittens, vaginas.
A ridiculously surreal celebration of human existence, journeying from the womb to above and beyond.
Sven Verelst is an independent physical actor from Belgium making his first international solo performance for all the family to enjoy.
Everyone says that university is the best three years of your life! So what happens next? Based on true experiences told by graduates, join three clowns as they leave the comfort o…
Ready your laughing gear for a delicious dollop of Strange Jam, a unique blend of high-energy, clowning-based stand-up from, Rob Copland.
Calling the courageous, faithless and broken to the late-night, interactive ceremony of the present moment we always hoped we’d never need.
This show is not cancelled! The debut solo show from American Gaulier-trained clown Darius Emadi, this energetic, anarchic show combines clown, bouffon, subversive audience interac…
After having purged some secrets and shames from his unconscious, Eric now feels so good that all he wants to do is make you feel the same.
Direct from the Wild West, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents Oklahoma, USA!, a world-premiere cabaret featuring blood and thunder melodrama, heel-kickin’ musical theatre and…
Switch on your phones and switch off your brains, as one idiot enters the cloud and puts his mind on a spin cycle for your entertainment.
Sell-out late-night comedy party! Join the ‘hilarious’ (BroadwayBaby.
Here's a new twist on the cabaret variety show: one woman performs the whole variety.
Tartuffe or the Hypocrite, the Moliere Classic with a nod to cirque and commedia, is not your average take on Tartuffe! Orgon, the patriarch of the family, has decided to give all …
The teatime show by mime and clowning comedy duo Zeroko from Tokyo. The heart-warming performance represents the breathing sigh of after-teatime relief.
The Bubble Show For Adults Only starts innocently enough.
And she doesn’t give a damn who knows it.
Three goddesses are summoned to Earth through an ancient ritual; instead, the heavens send the women your mother hoped you would never become.
Pearman, an Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Leicester Comedy Awards Best Show nominee, ‘star in the making’ (**** Telegraph) and co-star of BBC Two’s Mister Winner a…
I didn’t know what to expect walking into Chalk.
Forbruker: a one-woman advert break.
Millennial-female-clown rabbit Diane wants to find love but she’s having some serious problems with her contraception.
A brand-new hour of improvising genius from cult-in-the-making duo Róisín and Chiara.
Part safari party.
Expert stupidity from multi award-winning comedy duo, Dan Lees and Neil Frost.
Ed promises to come up with a big idea to hang the whole thing on – but probably it’ll be based on a loose set of unconnected themes with no real purpose.
Your favourite award-winning Spanish clown’s attempt to experience her own (mis)interpretation of perfect, romantic love.
Phil says goodbye to Edinburgh forever.
All Mr Sand wanted to do was relax and enjoy the breeze of the sea air on his skin, and the sunshine on his face.
Your worst and best possible self.
Tony Law identifies as a hominid.
Princess dresses and cleaning supplies turn into painfully comical horses, lakes, capes, ans tents for you to hide in.
Join us for a wild ride, with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning and the spirit of Scotland! ‘The Latebloomers are an extremely talented and professional act who …
Best Comedy winner, Brighton Fringe 2016 (Zach & Viggo).
Attention all sperm! This is a military operation in procreation.
Collective act of golden manifestation.
They say you can have the best of both worlds, but not with Marvin McCarthy; he is the epitome of having neither.
Most of you are probably reading this review on a portable device right now.
An intense, enthralling and fascinatingly uncomfortable exploration of the ageing of an American woman, played with a perfected bleak clowning approach that toys with the crowd and…
The world is filled to the brim with pain, anger and death.
Non TV-famous, non award-winning comic Amy Howerska returns because she’s not yet learnt her lesson.
Times are tough for George.
We all have to work.
Legs* are what most humans stand on.
A deadly hour of comedy featuring two Norwegian stand-ups, Thor Stenhaug and Pernilla Holland.
Daft and silly in equal measure, this anarchic mash-up of clown and character comedy will leave you unable to look at a limes the same way again.
What’s more mundane than death? What’s more absurd? In a slice of often brave, often very funny, and occasionally extremely poignant clowning, Amritha Dhaliwal and Gemma Soldat…
Do you know what the number one song was when you were born? Gerry does and (spoiler alert) he’ll sing it.
Never-before-seen nonsense on stage.
Following their award-winning show Enter The Dragons, A&E Comedy return with a surreal and darkly hilarious brouhaha directed by Cal McCrystal.
This is the debut solo show of the most unknown Norwegian, Martin Marki.
‘HELLO EVERYONE IT’S YOUR AUNTY HERE.
The show is called Only Bones, which is confusing given that its performer, Thomas Monckton, doesn’t seem to have any.
A melodramatic poet, a curious clown and a slanted piano.
Competitions are serious business.
Winner: Rising Star Award (TheMediaEye.
Trapped in a TV box world, Po is on a quest to retrieve his one and only worldly possession, his optimistic hat.
Three colourful clowns discover the beauty and joy found in the changing of the seasons. Join Button, Buckle and Bow on their wonderful adventure.
A cast of 1.
Pigs, pomp and porkers abound in this off-the-wall clown show about our government’s handling of Brexit negotiations.
Winner: Best Comedy Brighton Fringe (2016).
Doctor Klevemark isn’t a real doctor, but she believes in the power of positive thinking.
Side-splitting, stiff-upper-lipped hilarity from critically acclaimed duo Dan Lees and Neil Frost, plus very special guests.
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 fantast…
It’s the hilarious frustration of a clown who tries to leave the stage but never manages to complete his departure.
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.
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.
Take a chance on a real free Fringe experience.
Gethin Alderman presents his new show all about limes.
‘Five stars! Infectious fun’ (FringeReview.
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…
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 beh…
It seems that Cardiff-based Hijinx Theatre Company are happy to take risks.
Swap/Troc is an evocative escapade by clown duo, Corentin Boisset (France) and Sita Pieraccini (Scotland).
Our eyes locked.
Award-winning Spanish clown-diva show inspired by a life crisis and the really big questions.
Earlyish late-night comedy tent party! A marshmallow melt of mirth, music and mayhem in the Spiegelyurt.
A variety show of absurdist comedy.
Calling the courageous, faithless and broken.
Dan Lees and Neil Forst take you back to school for a very abridged and extremely silly history lesson.
The Fresh Prince of the comedy is a master of the crowd and slave to the laugh.
Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger.
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 gene…
All the way from Spain, Grumpy Pants is a hilarious show for the whole family.
Nominee: Best Comedy Award – Fringe World 2018.
Starr is a bag of nervous insecurity, wrapped up in a paper thin façade of theatrical overconfidence.
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.
There are too many shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Pop Ditz is a contemporary clown and character comedy show about pop culture, obsessions and freedom of expression performed by one ditsy Norwegian.
Whip-smart stream-of-consciousness comedy from ‘master of shamelessly silly yet socially conscious clowning’ **** (BroadwayBaby.
One Venezuelan beauty queen goes on a radical journey of self-discovery as she prepares for the all-important Miss Universe competition.
Paul Patin is a French actor/singer/dancer who has performed around the world with international companies for more than 10 years.
Luke Rollason is a silly man who made me cry with laughter today.
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 ima…
‘Do you believe in love.
The Stuntman returns after last year's sell-out run with his surreal off-the-wall tale of triumph.
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 …
A BonQrz style seminar about how Narin Oz’s disastrous life choices made her decide to be a budgerigar.
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 endan…
Being present and authentic in the moment, it’s all he’s ever wanted to be but the world had other ideas.
Dystopia is a tricky subject matter to get right in a world obsessed with its own destruction as our current one.
Enter the Dragons is a riotous, surreal odyssey exploring the pressures facing women as they age.
For the first time in history, it’s hard to be a man.
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.
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, de…
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 …
Thom Monckton of Finland’s Circo Aereo returns to Edinburgh with a hugely entertaining hour of silliness.
Nominated for the 2017 Golden Gibbo (Best Independent Production) at Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Join the three delightful clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair.
Planet Earth III is a low-budget, one-man nature documentary, set in a future where our worst predictions came true – following ecological collapse, thousands of endangered speci…
Farucchio Peru is an enigma wrapped in an ego, surrounded by an unpronounceable name.
Join Outstanding Canadian Comedy Award winner Rachelle Elie in her boisterous, bawdy romp through the multiple manifestations of love and relationships.
Omar & Lee are two countercultural clowns on a mission to enlighten and entertain.
Jacques Tati once said ‘funniness starts in the feet’.
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.
Solo comedy show Tatterdemalion’s Henry Maynard is charming, ridiculous, adorably pathetic and completely enchanting as he frolics about excitedly miming out conversation to audi…
Comedian/guru Jamie Wood returns with his new show I Am A Tree in Assembly’s enchantingly draped gypsy-chic Omnitorium theatre space.
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 n…
Comedy man Alastair Clark returns to Edinburgh with a wonderful and ridiculous show of jokes, props and content.
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…
Why do we do traditions? Good question! You’ll find the answer and more in this show.
Beadledom, HQ of the universe.
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.
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 t…
Six award-winning clowns, characters, and comedians all show off, separately.
Tragic diva Glenda Campari (Nina Baldini) has travelled the world, searching for her favourite fierce females for this world premiere cabaret.
The Gravel Road Show, featuring the Intoxicating Temperance Sisters, is a world-premiere cabaret that denounces the evils of alcohol consumption.
The gameshow where celebrities compete to end world poverty.
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 …
Mopey is a severely anxious adolescent whose isolation is manifested visually as a clown.
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.
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.
Grandma is a drug dealer.
Viggo Venn’s act is a hard one to categorise.
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.
Meet Zach & Viggo; Zach is a roguish American oozing with boyish charm.
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…
If I could bottle some of Zack Zucker’s confidence, enthusiasm and energy I could create a cure for depression and low self-esteem.
A vibrational revolution of being, channeled by a goddess.
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 …
I’m really proud of this show.
Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Edinburgh, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere.
Fringe 2011’s Best Newcomer nominee Paul Valenti is back, this time on a semi-silent casual quest for universal truth.
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.
Award-winning performer Paula Valluerca, aka Madame Señorita, is committed to reconnect with the pleasure of being a totally deluded idiot.
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.
Fernando’s rickety hotel is under threat from the pesky property developer.
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.
Phineas Wakenshaw is a consummately confident performer, effortlessly charming packed out audiences with a sweet smile and immense stage presence.
Pernilla is a Norwegian on a journey through her past.
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.
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.
Satire can often be found at the root of absurdism.
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.
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.
Set in a stark environment of desks and bare lightbulbs, Silent Faces’ Follow Suit is a cutting parody of life in the corporate sector.
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 …
Mr Danger is a real-life damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way.
Three idiots spoof Noel Coward in a unique and ridiculous vision of ‘Blithe
‘Elliot and the Enormous Sneeze’ follows the story of the old man who never (hardly ever) sneezed.
Nominated: Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, 2015.
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 fo…
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 p…
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.
Barrera is what a clown AA meeting would look like.
Comedy’s daft nihilist is back with a new hour of his trademark comedic stylings.
Pets come in many forms.
David Attenborough meets clowning in this low-budget romp through the Earth’s depleted natural world.
Friendship is a loving, colourful, and magical mess! ‘Better Together’ follows three clowns – Tropizo, Squiggle and Doa – on an energetic and imaginative ride towards becom…
‘Pelican’ is a whirlwind hour of narrative comedy that’s “wildly funny” (BroadwayBaby) and “thrives off ingenuity and playfulness” (EdFringeReview).
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.
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.
Sometimes you stumble on a stand-up so freshly funny that you remember why you started liking unknown comedy shows in the first place.
Rowan Atkinson, move over; there’s a new show in town.
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.
Do you like humour, the world of clowns, excesses, beautiful and unlikely stories of love?
With Dandy Danno and Diva G.
The Duncan brothers came from the same erection, but have since gone in a different direction.
Paula Valluerca, AKA Madame Señorita, (winner of Best Female Act at The London International Solo Festival) presents ‘The Expector’.
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 de…
Dan Whitehead of Honky Bonk Theatre brings a hilarious solo performance to The Warren.
Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch ‘How to be Good at Everything’.
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 …
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, N…
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.
Winner: Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016.
Kate Winslet soaking wet, porcelain thrones and dancing sausages.
You don’t have to be perfect.
‘The Wedding Guest’ is a solo character comedy chronicling the ups and downs of Juan Domínguez, a thick-moustached general, and J’VaAnN, a lovesick poet, as they pine for th…
Winner, Rising Star: The Media Eye, 2016.
Winner: Rising Star, The Media Eye, 2016.
Get ready to laugh at the regular comedic odd couple.
‘Elixir’ is circus like you have never seen before - uninhibited by cliché or expectation, subversive and hilarious at the same time.
“It wasn’t a particularly spectacular night, as she sat stargazing in her room .
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…
‘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 cho…
Brighton Death Forum present Gimcrack Productions’ ‘Moribund’, a piece of
contemporary performance addressing our relationship with death, both
light-hearted and poignant.
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-bi…
A brand-new show in preview from Jessica Fostekew.
The world preview of Lucy’s new show - a coming to terms/retelling of the history of England and spiritual revolution.
An hour of friendly, casual
entertainment and standup comedy for kids, with a few ‘jokes’ that only adults
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 (Lexi…
Mr Danger is a damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way.
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.
“Traditionally, unmarried girls were sent into the veg garden to choose the ‘perfect’ cabbage.
“Blurring the lines between burlesque and performance art, their prodigious dumb shows are an unparalleled joy in British variety” (This Is Cabaret).
Fringe City Family Picnic is a free outdoor event taking place on the 6th of May and 27th of May in the Pavilion Gardens.
Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Brighton, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere.
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.
Winner: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016.
‘The Idiot’s Guide to the World’ is a clown show that explores a variety of physical comedy genres.
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.
Tracey likes to dream.
A journey of temptation through idiocy and fun.
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…
Prague Fringe award winner and ‘up and coming weirdo’ (Chortle.
Firefighter Woman Brenda Feuerle is on duty.
Clown duo Sasha and Remy want to start their own TV show but something sinister is at work.
With breathtaking magic, effortless circus and formidable beatboxing skills, Ongals will have you laughing your hat off, even if you don’t know why.
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.
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 in…
Come let loose and forget about your worries with feasting, music, mayhem, bloody coxcombs and admirable fooling.
Catherine Waller’s ‘body morphs almost supernaturally into distinct personalities.
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 leve…
Join Gaulier graduates Georgia Murphy and Evie Fehilly for an hour of surreal comic madness.
Elf Lyons (Feminist Times’ One to Watch) sometimes wants to kill her mother.
Clowning is largely known a children’s form of entertainment.
Oh boy, this looks good! David McIver is a silly little man and he’s got a bit of fun for you.
Frank Foucault says and does things.
Flock Up: def.
A late-night clown show by absurd, Lecoq-trained clown Brickhead.
You are the neander-fools and I am fire.
A thoughtful idiot builds a monstrous show for your entertainment.
Coming off a sold out run at Adelaide Fringe and an extended run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Best Emerging Artist nominee, Dani Cabs brings his hit show Poncho Oran…
A jumble sale of characters.
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 …
A vast and desolate world.
Comedy’s most seductive idiot is back.
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 idio…
A History, w Nowell Edmurnds is a surreal examination of celebrity culture which is by turns extraordinarily captivating and deeply funny.
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 …
The Pianist is a solo comic contemporary circus piece by Thomas Monckton and Circo Aereo.
The Australian outback, a French sheep and a lonely convict on the run.
Pernilla Holland’s debut solo show is an ambitious but bumpy foray into character comedy.
If you want to see comedy that is a little different, this is for you.
Fresh from their hit Australian tour, UK silent comedy duo, The Kagools, return to Edinburgh Fringe.
STV’s Best Children’s Shows, Edinburgh 2015.
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.
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.
What is love? In an immersive clown show with an interesting lyrical vein, Sean Kempton (of Cirque du Soleil) attempts to find out.
Surreal clowning from a scary, sexy Basque-Spanish diva.
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…
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 shi…
There’s an egg here to find other eggs and see if they’re OK? 30 minutes of relaxing nonsense.
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.
Iconic rock star Shayne’s Mom has been crossing the continents on her bike, collecting fans, lovers and badges.
Story Pocket Theatre’s Storyteller, Storyteller pits two storytellers against each other in an epic battle of clowning, miming and slapstick comedy.
Utterly stupid and equally brilliant, A Plague of Idiots is the ultimate feast of physical comedy for your inner child.
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’s difficult trying to describe We Are Ian.
This show is unlike much else at Fringe this year.
Tommy, 22, lives with three generations of his family.
Shadow puppets have a reputation for being, let’s face it, a bit uncool.
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 t…
The incoming audience is met by a tall man resplendent in shorts, M&S shirt buttoned to the collar and white joke shop beard.
Welsh-Jewish-Polish-Irish BBC-box-ticking wet dream Amy Howerska brings you another hour of unfiltered comedy stuffing.
Puppet pioneers Flabbergast Theatre have made an interesting move this year, establishing their own dedicated performance space, The Omnitorium, within the confines of Assembly Ge…
Helen Duff has gone from strength to strength, after her hilarious yet heart-breaking Vanity Bites Back show last year.
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 ludicrous and inventive interpretation of the Brontë myth, taking the real and imaginary worlds of the Yorkshire siblings as inspiration.
Come see every bubble trick imaginable.
A funny, tragic and ridiculous guide to baking, birthing and breaking the rules.
Clowning, slapstick and magical, non-verbal storytelling create a feast of laughter as two storytellers go head to head.
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 ar…
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 g…
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 audien…
Dark Matter Theatre presents a show inspired by the work of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, using clown and mask play.
Gerry is a time traveller from 1952.
Ahmed, a poor orphan, escapes his war torn homeland and joins the circus.
Taught by established professional performers and University of Brighton staff, this five day course provides intensive training in physical skills and creative approaches for devi…
Surreal Lecoq/Gaulier-trained clown Brickhead returns to Brighton with more bonkers nonsense! [newline] “Hard to explain and impossible not to like” (Fringe Review), [newline] “Lud…
Izzard, Brand, Hardee - comedian Charmian’s had steaming hot cuppas with them all.
Clown, dance and sketch collide as multi-award-winning Australian comedian, Tessa Waters, unleashes her new hour of stupidity.
The Tiger Lillies are a band that everyone should experience
at least once in their life times.
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 min…
The Cutlery Crew wants everyone to have fun and prance joyfully about the place.
Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience).
From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime.
Quite why Mawaan Rizwan describes himself as a Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate remains
a bit of a mystery throughout the show.
Sell-out comedian Sam Quinn will do whatever his sponsors want: tell jokes, do accents, dance, sing.
Fantastical absurd one-man sketch show.
The multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed total-sell-out returns.
Opening in 1943 Rome, Gran Consiglio is
set with The Grand Council of Fascism meeting to discuss the deposition of
A riotously funny show revealing just what happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster ‘Gladiator’.
Elixir is an incredible display of acrobatics and physical comedy; an action packed hour of circus.
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.
The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with its latest, greatest production ‘The Flower with Seven Colours’.
Michael and Maria are an elderly couple, who receive the news that one has a terminal illness.
Cheekykita, a ridiculous comedian like “no one else out there” (The Alarmist).
A “Bold, subversive and very funny” clown cookery show about searching for self worth in a cheesecake.
“Bold, subversive and very funny” ???? (The Scotsman).
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 c…
Neil Frost has a story to tell.
A family clown theatre show.
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 therap…
If you’ve ever struggled to catch a flight while clumsily carrying too many suitcases and bags, there’s lots to smile at here.
Puppetry, poetry, dance and live music are interwoven in this splendid succession of stories from five zany friends.
Like ‘Waiting for Godot’ on speed, this hilarious and moving new show revealing the dramas that transpire when an old TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a young classical actor get toget…
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.
Slash/Theatre presents - come into your own slice of life! The land of the free has never been so easy to hide from.
Comedy actress and character comedian Alice Marshall presents a collection of her weird and wonderful characters in her debut solo hour.
A madcap frenzy of physical comedy with a political bite.
Strange things happen on a Walke About.
Join David, Keith, Hans and Romano on a quest to tell their individual stories and impose their so-called cultural offerings onto an audience.
Animation, mime and speech come together in this neat one-man show about love at first-sight going wrong.
Bring your picnic blankets and hamper down to Brighton’s biggest family picnic with free family friendly performances, games, crafts and activities galore.
Love that frosty film or hate it, you’ll laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band.
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…
Fresh off a sold-out tour between New York and Los Angeles and an extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe, these Gaulier-graduates bring their high energy and low intelligence to Brig…
The basement of the Blue Man is a cosy Aladdin’s cave of a
space, all cushions and tapestries and tasteful lighting.
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.
A riotous non-verbal comedy about a nervous man who decides to change the monotony of his life by taking a risk.
Dressed in a flamboyant tamer’s costume in a one metre wide circus ring, Tony Gratofski performs his taming number with the famous Soundimals.
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 …
Surreal clown, singer and Phil Kay collaborator Cammy Sinclair (38yrs) accidentally took his son Robin (3yrs) to a gig.
Join award-winning character comedian Joe Rowntree for the rare and wonderful specimen Morgan Berry: Pet Bereavement Counsellor.
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.
Laugh your head off with this 6’ 10” creature of bulbous presence.
Surreal clown Brickhead takes you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound.
BAFTA nominated DNN star performs his debut solo show, FLUU.
Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop is the debut show of Gaulier-trained international comedy duo, Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn.
Stephen is leaving his little Steph, to go to university and refuses to give her any of his time.
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.
Outside a cardboard box? Then how do you think inside it? This and other conundrums solved with heartfelt storytelling, clowning, and double walled chipboard.
The end of the world is nigh.
After winning last year’s Malcom Hardee award for comic originality, and receiving multiple four-star reviews, Candy Gigi brings the most demented Jewish Friday night dinner to t…
Seda Yildiz and Mawaan Rizwan bring their daring and surreal show to the Fringe.
Madame Señorita is fifty minutes of unadulterated pleasure where the audience is seduced by her totally idiosyncratic charm and playful poetry.
Weird, wonderful and moving.
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 …
Free trip to space.
Extraordinaire and ex-convict Cassandra turns to the noble art of magic in a final desperate attempt for fame.
Charmingly anarchic breakthrough duo LetLuce were wholly responsible for 2014 word of mouth hit Show Pony.
Book of Love is without a doubt a special show: Lindsay Benner is sexy, silly and completely charming.
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.
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 hi…
One man’s struggles to come to terms with growing up, trying to get laid, and have a good night out in communist Hungary.
The highly anticipated follow-up to sell-out physical comedies Kraken and Squidboy from award-winning idiot Trygve Wakenshaw.
Kraken, devised and performed by Trygve Wakenshaw, is a physically charged one man mime show.
Stompy’s back by popular demand and he’s gonna be on (and all around) a bus.
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 so…
Epic storytelling, synchronised swimming and subversively simple songs from this Fringe First nominated maker of mischief.
Gaulier-trained clowns Jojo Calypso and Gorgee take you on a substantial but pleasant commute to the station of pure idiocy.
Vagabond: Where Will the Wind Take You? is the story of three vagabonds, or clowns, called Cazzo, Lazzo and Pazzo.
Storm in a Teacup, devised by Hot Coals.
Winner of Best Comedy Show Brighton Fringe awards 2014.
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.
Acclaimed double act LetLuce (Lucy Pearman and Letty Butler) offer an entertaining hour of very silly, loosely connected sketches on a nautical theme.
Best described as cabaret with some clowning thrown in, Scarlet Shambles: It Used To Be Me is a delightful surprise.
Newcomer Penny Greenhalgh is dropping her debut show Pop Pop like it’s hot – a hot mess of sketch, stand-up and ice dancing.
Barnie Duncan’s alter-ego Juan Vesuvius has returned to Edinburgh with a DJing set unlike any other.
Jetting in from Toronto come clown sisters Morro and Jasp, masters of their craft and hilarious to boot.
An audacious, dark and dirty romp that will have Marcel Marceau turning in his grave.
If you are looking for the silliest Shakespeare at the Fringe, look no further.
Tatterdemalion is a one-man mime and puppetry show in which the audience are among the most essential elements.
Just when you thought Disney’s Frozen couldn’t be any more ubiquitous than it already is.
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