#ChooseLaughs for Help Refugees

#ChooseLaughs for Help Refugees

An interactive night of comedy organised by activist collective Pink Protest to raise money for Help Refugees. A guaranteed wild night that will actually make you feel good about yourself this Fringe... 

The Singing Psychic: Medium School Dropout

The Singing Psychic: Medium School Dropout

Best Show, Funny Women nominee returns with brand-new school rebel stories, spookily accurate (if bonkers) audience readings plus games! ‘Uplifting celebration of humanity’ (Scotsman)... 

Werewolf: Live – Charity Spectacular!

Werewolf: Live – Charity Spectacular!

Charity spectacular! Watch beloved comedians backstab, manipulate and fight for survival in Werewolf: Live. Will you get the chance to play along? Proceeds go to Kidney Research UK... 

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle features a rotating lineup that changes daily, with a general showcase of at least four or five pairs of comedians taking to the stage to rip sizeable chunks out of their respective egos... 

Barbara Nice: Raffle

Barbara Nice: Raffle

Triumphant return to the Fringe for one week only. Barbara Nice brings her touring show, Raffle, to this year's Fringe. Star of her own BBC Radio 2 sitcom, Barbara Nice is at the top of her game... 

The Miss Behave Gameshow

The Miss Behave Gameshow

Direct from Las Vegas and a cheeky smash-hit season at Sydney Opera House, Gameshow is back! 10 shows only! New games! New acts! New prizes! 'Madness. It's fast, feverish, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, fantastic fun that could spell the end of variety as we once knew it' (Las Vegas Review)... 

Brewhemia's Quizingo

Brewhemia's Quizingo

A quiz and bingo, stitched together in a glittery wild fury! Brewhemia presents a wild night of games, indulgence and sparkle. Whap your dabbers oot, give your head a good rub and get ready to play! This is one night you won't forget in a hurry... 

Daniel Nicholas: Travaux En Cours

Daniel Nicholas: Travaux En Cours

If you remember MSN, getting your first DVD player and video game soundtracks from the 90s, then you won’t forget this show. Whilst longing to be a teenager again (life was better back then right?) 'Prince of Peculiar' (GreatCentral... 

Is This the Worst Quiz / Game Show Ever? (Edinburgh Regional Championships) Hosted by Yianni Agisilaou

Is This the Worst Quiz / Game Show Ever? (Edinburgh Regional Championships) Hosted by Yianni Agisilaou

A cross between Mastermind, Ultimate Cage Fighting, and the Royal Variety Hour in a bar off Cowgate. Come watch guest comedians battle it out on stage in the ultimate comedy quiz/game show... 

Punel Show

Punel Show

Ever pundered what shows like Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, QI or Never Mind the Buzzcocks would be like if they were just puns? Punder no longer. Darren Walsh (BBC iWonder, Dave's Joke of the Fringe) and Mark Simmons (The Mirror's Joke of the Fringe, Seann Walsh tour support) join forces to present the Punel Show: a new panel game focused on puns and general silliness... 

The Singing Psychic: Medium School Dropout

The Singing Psychic: Medium School Dropout

Best Show, Funny Women nominee returns with brand-new school rebel stories, spookily accurate (if bonkers) audience readings plus games! ‘Uplifting celebration of humanity’ (Scotsman)... 

Quiz in My Pants

Quiz in My Pants

The festival's silliest panel show returns for its ninth year! With special guests every day – previous guests include Joe Lycett, Miles Jupp, Tom Green, Henning Wehn, Matt Richardson, Max and Ivan, and Noise Next Door... 

Jinrou TLPT

Jinrou TLPT

This is the improvised play where you can infer with the actors, attracting more than 50,000 spectators in Japan. Werewolf – it's such an abominable existence. At night with the full moon, it pretends to be someone who it had eaten by the mysterious charm of the moonlight, and preys on families or friends every night... 

Werewolves

Werewolves

The village of Miller's Hollow is haunted by werewolves. Night falls and the innocent villagers are murdered in their sleep. By day the villagers try to pick off the werewolves. Who will survive? A game of accusation, lying, bluffing, second-guessing and assassination hosted by the one and only inimitable games master, Nick Phillips... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Sixty minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. You’ll be glad they can last that long! Featuring teams of performers from across the Edinburgh Fringe, all of them ready to charade their audiences good and hard... 

Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose

Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose

Sometimes life is just a toss of a coin. Would you like to win £1,000? Then Mark has to lose. You really could win £1,000 but it’s the taking part that counts. There will be cakes, chips, incredible lighting effects, sweets and giant cuddly toys – some of these items may be imaginary, but not the £1,000, that is definitely real... 

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Gloria Hole Presents: The Clinic

Got a burning problem? Got an itching question? Time to visit the clinic. Join Gloria Hole and a panel of top comedians as they solve your problems. Expect shots, laughs, games and sheer chaos... 

Rule of Three

Rule of Three

Part stand-up comedy, part game show. Three of the funniest comedians on earth take the stage with some of the best jokes in the world. Each one is sneaking in a different new joke every night... 

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – 90s Edition

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – 90s Edition

Highly interactive show that's part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Expand your trivia, compete against other teams, win prizes. Returning for fifth Fringe run; this year’s theme is the 90s... 

Singalong Sitcom Quiz

Singalong Sitcom Quiz

Simon Clayton and Mary Bourke present Singalong Sitcom Quiz. If you love sitcoms, quizzes, and singalongs then you'll love this show. We present a glorious nostalgic romp through the sitcoms of the 70s, 80s and 90s... 

Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo

The Bongo’s Bingo phenomenon is a catalyst for a shift in the nightlife scene across the country, with many people eschewing the usual clubs, festivals and bars for an altogether different experience of bingo wildly reinvented into a whole new way of having fun, capturing the imaginations of many... 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

The dumbest game show ever to grace a stage on God’s green Earth. There will be snorkels, pirate costumes, drawings of donkeys and a glamorous assistant called Stuart. Stephanie Laing and Paul Duncan McGarrity bring you a silly hour of silliness, with zero artistic merit, but a shockingly high volume of Maltesers... 

Games With James

Games With James

Award-winning comedian and UK board-gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more, done like you've never seen them before... 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

You awake to find yourself in The Dark Room! You (the audience) must choose an option – will you A) Find the light switch? B) Cry for help? C) Go north? Come and play a live-action, text-based adventure game! It's a choose your own adventure – so choose it! After 4 million YouTube hits, 10 crowd-surfs, four death threats and sell-out shows worldwide, cult hit The Dark Room returns to Edinburgh for its seventh consecutive run! Winner: ThreeWeeks Editors' Award Best Comedy Award... 

Locked In Edinburgh, Escape the Distillery

Locked In Edinburgh, Escape the Distillery

Locked In Edinburgh escape game challenge to solve the mystery of who's plotting against the distillery. Play as a team and puzzle your way out, while saving the gin in the process! Summerhall's previously sold out escape show. 

Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, the funniest Fringe performers play classic and new board games live on stage in this comedy panel show based on board/card/party games... 

Werewolf: Live

Werewolf: Live

Come onstage and fight for your life, hunt down the werewolves or laugh from the audience in this immersive comedy game show! A theatrical reimagining of the classic game of deception, Werewolf: Live has been performed all over the world, allowing hundreds to hurl accusations and unjustly murder their friends... 

Lily Lovett and Patrick Monahan: Date Night

Lily Lovett and Patrick Monahan: Date Night

Join Lily and Patrick at the premiere of their brand new, live dating show that connects singles and tests couples. This real-life couple offers up their relationship and dating advice, plus there's comedy and sketches in this unique gameshow! Lily is an actress most known for playing Rachel in The Inbetweeners TV series and film... 

Rik Carranza presents: Star Trek vs Star Wars

Rik Carranza presents: Star Trek vs Star Wars

The hit show of 2016 and 2017 returns! The ultimate comedy panel show that boldly goes to a galaxy far far away. Kirk vs Solo, Klingon vs Wookie, Neelix vs Jar Jar Binks? Different comedians, different show every night... 

Prize Surprize

Prize Surprize

An incomparable evening of prizes, surprises and so much more as you take part in all your favourite TV game shows to win a big cash prize! You and your team can spin The Wheel Of Fortune, take part in Deal Or No Deal, risk it all in Giant Jenga and then pop until you drop with the Million Balloon Drop! Hosted by local stand-up comedian Ryan Matthewson! 

Mr Thing

Mr Thing

The live, chaotic, comedy chat show Thing. Join the late-night mayhem of Mr Thing and the studio house band as they dive into a world of special guests, live music, interviews, sketches, games and jingles... 

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Pick options off the screen in this fun, fear-filled interactive adventure. Will you: A) Find the light switch? B) Scream? C) Explode? For winners, terrible prizes! For losers, the Dark Room keeps whichever of your parents you like less... 

Dominic Frisby's Financial Game Show

Dominic Frisby's Financial Game Show

Start your night with a big fat prize in your pocket! Dominic Frisby, the world's only financial expert and comedian, is host and quizmaster in this classic game show full of fascinating financial facts... 

zazUtinany

zazUtinany

Award-winning comedy troupe zazU presents zazUtinany, an absurdly silly comedy game show incorporating live acts, games, a quiz and even some cheeky prizes. Come as a team, come on your own or come with your pet (no pets allowed) – either way that infamous Haribo trophy could be yours... 

Goose: The Game Show

Goose: The Game Show

Brand new, late-night game show from the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Goose. One band, two teams of contestants, and a corybantic one-man cartoon strobe speed host – come witness the anarchy unfold! Two nights only, book early. 

Story Poker

Story Poker

Story Poker is a game where five comedians tell their true stories, to win a round of Story Poker. Each show we crown a Story Poker Champion and learn how the best stories might not be the ones we would have told in the first place... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Former Prime Minister and global cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is back – and this time she's hosting a club night! There'll be non-stop 80s hits from a non-stop 80s witch as the Iron Lady drops more beats then Theresa May has dropped manifesto pledges... 

The Dark Room for Kids

The Dark Room for Kids

The Dark Room is both a literal and moral description. We're all trapped in a gory text-based adventure game, and have to work together to try and make it out alive. Unlikely. Every decision made by an audience volunteer leads to a chain of grizzly consequences until they are inevitably killed off, and we are sent back to the start... 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

There are many different kinds of video games: roleplaying, shoot-em-up, strategy, the list is endless. More broadly speaking, however, there are two basic kinds of game: games where the objective is to win and games where the objective is to keep the game going for as long as possible, where the simple act of playing is more important than the end result... 

The Patrick Monahan Game Show

The Patrick Monahan Game Show

Audience favourite Patrick Monahan brings his high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material to his brand-new Game Show! 

Comedians Bullseye

Comedians Bullseye

Do you like the darts? Do you like comedians? What about quizzes? You do!? well come to this. It's got all three of those things and they will all be done to varying standards. You should come along. 

Tom Bell's Citizen Test

Tom Bell's Citizen Test

The comedy game show where Brexit means Prizes! Wave a flag and cheer on two guest comics as they compete over a series of tasks to win citizenship of Great Britain. Featuring such patriotic games as competitive queuing, passive aggressive note writing and of course, trying to order some proper bloody food when abroad... 

The Fungasm Gameshow

The Fungasm Gameshow

Where to start with The Fungasm Game Show? It’s hard to know, when our hosts clearly don’t have a clue either. Whilst fun and chaos often go hand in hand, here it felt like the former was discarded in favour of the latter... 

Questing Time

Questing Time

London's Critical Hit comedy Dungeons & Dragons show is rolling into Edinburgh for one night only, five times! Join your host, Paul Foxcroft (Cariad & Paul, Marcus Brigstocke's Unavailable For Comment), as he guides a party of Edinburgh's funniest comedians through an actual game of Dungeons & Dragons... 

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz

The premise of Alex Love - How to win a Pub Quiz is that the audience become participants in a quiz, having been taught how to actually win it (you get the answers right!).The show is simply structured into two clear halves... 

BBC: Just a Minute

BBC: Just a Minute

Come along and celebrate the 50th year of Just a Minute with special recordings in Edinburgh. Witty and loquacious panellists try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation... 

Quilarious Come and Play

Quilarious Come and Play

Quilarious: A new exciting comedy format.It’s game show meets comedy workshop as Alastair Sadler leads teams of audience through rounds designed to make the funnies flow, collectively creating five minutes of stand-up... 

The Birthday Game With Daniel Norcross

The Birthday Game With Daniel Norcross

Ever woken up in the night screaming at the revelation that Bruno Tonioli is 61 and wondered what happened to your life? Daniel Norcross has. Join the BBC Test Match Special commentator as he revives this cult internet hit... 

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

Australia's top comedians take on England's best in a five test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. Kick back with an afternoon beer and watch the old enemies go head to head to prove once and for all which country is funnier... 

Baby Loves Pop Bingo Disco

Baby Loves Pop Bingo Disco

Runaway hit of Fringe 2016, the Pop Bingo Disco gameshow is back and this time it’s all about the kids! Forget smelly bingo halls with OAPs telling you to be quiet... We’ve teamed up with family day-clubbing specialists, Baby Loves Disco, to bring you 90 minutes of bawless bingo banter and chances to win big! This is bingo whilst dancing... 

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

Australia's top comedians take on England's best in a five test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. Kick back with an afternoon beer and watch the old enemies go head to head to prove once and for all which country is funnier... 

The Singing Psychic Game Show

The Singing Psychic Game Show

The Singing Psychic returns! Best Show, Funny Women 2016 nominee. Spookily accurate (if bonkers) audience readings, songs, 70s team games and prizes! Embrace the mystical mystery of The Singing Psychic as she "reads" the songs in your heart! Touring highlights include sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 run (extra shows by popular demand) and BRIT Awards official after-party... 

Quiz in My Pants

Quiz in My Pants

The festival’s silliest panel show returns for its eighth year! With special guests every day – previous guests include Joe Lycett, Miles Jupp, Tom Green, Henning Wehn, Matt Richardson, Max and Ivan, and The Noise Next Door... 

Jarred Christmas and the Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Game Show

Jarred Christmas and the Hobbit: The Mighty Kids Beatbox Game Show

Hey kids, grab your parents, parents grab your cash and get on down to the best game show in town. Get involved and learn some beat boxing tips to impress your friends and your enemies... 

The Great Hipster Songbook

The Great Hipster Songbook

Join four-octave award-winning UK vocalist/saxophonist Angus Munro and his floor-stomping trio as they transform modern indie classics into superbly authentic American standards of the early 20th century... 

Locked in the Distillery Escape Game

Locked in the Distillery Escape Game

In the wake of a heinous break-in at Summerhall Distillery, the situation we all feared has come to pass: a vodka themed group of extremists is determined to put a permanent end to the success of Pickering’s gin... 

Funz And Gamez: Flogging a Dead Horze

Funz And Gamez: Flogging a Dead Horze

They’re back! Why? Money. After a failed BBC pilot and numerous non-appearances on TV and radio, Phil’s resurrected the Edinburgh award-winning (Panel Prize still counts) cult hit Funz and Gamez in a last ditched attempt to get on TV... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

An hour of unstoppable panel show mayhem. You’ll be glad they can last that long! A variety of performers from across the Fringe form our two teams, ready to charade their audiences good and hard... 

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)... 

Wake Up and Deirdrealize

Wake Up and Deirdrealize

A hilarious, outlandish character romp, guaranteed to take you on the most thrilling ride of your life. Deirdre is here to show the world how awesome it is, one person at a time, starting with you... 

Lolbot Wars

Lolbot Wars

3! 2! 1! Activate! Total comedy carnage will ensue, as the Fringe's best comedians and performers take each other on in head-to-head contests of words, wits and weapons. Expect performers to hit each other with (inflatable) axes, improvised stand-up challenges, rap battling, sword fights, Nerf guns and guest-star house lolbots! You are the judges! Hosted by Elliot Wengler – 'enviable performing abilities' (TheTab... 

Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

Save your soul with laughter. Witness Ireland's finest stand-ups, along with holy discussions and blessed games. Handpicked by Irish Comedian of the Year 2016, Steve Bennett. Join the congregation or go to hell. 

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison. Comedian. Winner. Join award-winning comedian James Bennison as he challenges you to play every single game show from the past 30 years to win the James Bennison Trophy of Winning... 

A Drinking Game!

A Drinking Game!

Love to watch movies? Love to drink? Come see your favourite cult movie classics read live and turned into an interactive drinking game! Featured shows include Back to the Future, Princess Bride, Goonies and many more... 

Chris Betts vs The Audience

Chris Betts vs The Audience

A live game show that pits the audience against the wits of grand inquisitor, comedian and pedant Chris Betts. Brace yourselves for Betts to oppose your viewpoints, no matter how ridiculous or convoluted the argument becomes... 

Hell to Play: The End Times

Hell to Play: The End Times

A cult hit comedy game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil. Every night, Satan tests audiences and guest comedians in games set by the souls of the damned. A brand-new show for 2017... 

Locked in the Small Animal Hospital

Locked in the Small Animal Hospital

Since closing its doors as a vet school in 2011, Summerhall has become a thriving arts hub full of exhibitions, installations and shows. Even so, some of the old operating rooms remain unused – or so we thought... 

Dynamite Boogaloo

Dynamite Boogaloo

Brighton's legendary pop'n'cabaret knees-up returns to Brighton Fringe. Expect party anthems all the way from DJ Dynamite Sal, plus smutty cabaret and game-shows with Boogaloo Stu and Dolly Rocket... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Following last year's all-night session, Brighton begs for more! A 12-hour marathon of unstoppable panel show mayhem - if the captains and host can last that long! A variety of performers from across Brighton Fringe form teams throughout the night to charade their audiences good and hard... 

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org Just over two years ago this troublesome threesome were banished to online chokey. Since then they have tried to cope the best they can, helped around the place, snitched on inmates and podcasted weekly... 

Walsh & Simmons: Punel Show

Walsh & Simmons: Punel Show

Ever pundered what shows like 'Mock the Week', 'Have I Got News For You', 'QI', or 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' would be like if they were just puns? Punder no longer. Darren Walsh (BBC iWonder, Dave's Joke of the Fringe) and Mark Simmons (The Mirror's Joke of the Fringe) join forces... 

Haven't a Clue..!

Haven't a Clue..!

Think you know charades? Think again! After two sell-out years, 'Haven’t a Clue..!' returns for a third year, only this time in the late night slot for an X-rated version! In this crazy, hilarity-filled hour, comedy meets game show meets improv, as 2 teams of Brighton Fringe comics, pit their skills and wit against each other with this hysterical twist on the classic... 

And Another Thing!

And Another Thing!

Enjoy an evening of new poetry by Suzanne Smith as she muses on being a middle-aged mamma who's addicted to rosé. After an interval, which may include gin, try your hand at her interactive quiz, 'Poetry, Prose or Song'! With special guests... 

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison: How to be a Winner

James Bennison. Comedian. Winner. As well as being an award-winning comedian, James has also won every game show in existence. Now you too can learn how to be a winner. Do you have what it takes to win a Jamesified version of every show from the 80s (to current day) and be awarded the James Bennison Trophy for Winning? "... 

Werewolf: Live

Werewolf: Live

A hidden role game a la Secret Hitler or The Resistance, Werewolf is a classic of deduction and bluffing. Players are either werewolves or villagers. Your goal? Wolves must kill villagers; villagers must kill wolves... 

Much Ado About Bingo

Much Ado About Bingo

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your Bingo Dabber! Join 1970s telly host and crimplene-clad showbiz legend Derek Daniels for a sensationally silly Shakespearean round of retro musical bingo... 

The MMORPG Show

The MMORPG Show

The MMORPG show is a good idea but lacks the slick execution required to fully succeed. It isn’t likely to appeal to many outside of its target audience but as they say ‘know your audience’ and this show does... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imagine taking seven of the most gratingly hyperactive and sexually frustrated boys you were at school with aged fourteen. Now give them a few beers, the bodies of middle-aged men and a room full of people in front of whom they can make penis jokes and hump each other for a whole hour... 

Get Your Own Back: Live!

Get Your Own Back: Live!

90s-kid’s television hero Dave Benson Phillips brings back his hit children’s game-show Get Your Own Back, but there’s a twist. It’s live and it’s at the Fringe. All-aboard the nostalgia train; one ticket promises you a regression to your 8-year-old self and a chance to meet the real DBP, a treat in itself... 

Let's Get Quizzical

Let's Get Quizzical

Like a mythological creature comprising equal parts gameshow and man, Les Ismore straddles the enraged bullock of Ulster Light Entertainment. Still to be thrown from the psychotic burger-beast of trivia, he takes his life's culmination, Let's Get Quizzical to the Fringe... 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

“You awaken to find yourself in a dark room”, it’s a phrase shouted many times during The Dark Room. When the hour is up you’ll be shouting it with glee like the rest of the audience, old and new fans alike... 

ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians

ComedyOpoly: Board Games With Comedians

Bob Slayer invites his audience to come play board games aboard the top floor of the fun-spurring remodelled double-decker Blundabus, affectionately named Brenda. Lead by himself and one other comedian, the more involved an audience is the more fun the games are... 

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

Australia's top comedians take on England's finest in a five test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. The old enemies go head-to-head to prove once and for all who is the funniest... 

Pub Quiz for Kids with Patrick Monahan

Pub Quiz for Kids with Patrick Monahan

If you have kids, take them to this show. If you don’t have kids, steal some and take them to this show. Patrick Monahan and his assistants Emily and Will set a new standard for kids’ entertainment while still giving the adults in the audience a cheeky wink and nod in their Pub Quiz for Kids... 

BBC: Just a Minute

BBC: Just a Minute

Paul Merton and fellow witty and loquacious panellists try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Expertly chaired by Nicholas Parsons. 

Your Choice

Your Choice

What will you choose to do about cancer? Join us for an inspiring hour of interactive games and verbatim theatre taking you on the journeys of patients, clinicians and researchers involved in cancer clinical trials. 

Wheel of Fortune Disco

Wheel of Fortune Disco

Every Friday and Saturday night we proudly present the Wheel of Fortune. Various styles of music (from 70s to Taylor Swift), the DJ will dedicate 30 minutes to the finest music from that genre! 

Quiz in my Pants

Quiz in my Pants

The festival's silliest panel show returns for its seventh year! With special guests every day – previous guests include Joe Lycett, Miles Jupp, Tom Green, Henning Wehn, Matt Richardson, Max and Ivan, and Noise Next Door... 

Hell to Play

Hell to Play

Last year's cult hit is back with a brand new show! Hell to Play is a bad taste comedy game show set in hell, hosted by the devil. Every night, two top comedians compete to save their souls... 

Punel Show

Punel Show

Ever pundered what shows like Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, QI or Never Mind The Buzzcocks would be like if they were just puns? Punder no longer. Darren Walsh (BBC iWonder, Dave's Joke of the fringe) and Mark Simmons (The Mirror's Joke of the Fringe, Seann Walsh tour support) join forces to present the Punel Show: A new panel game focused on puns and general silliness... 

Mirthquake

Mirthquake

A seismic collision of four fantastic comedians for your enjoyment. Featuring Leyton's premier rapper of first world problems Andy Quirk, whose rapid rhymes and pound shop beats invite fist pumping therapy for modern living with audience participation turned up to 11! Andy Onions is a high energy stand-up comic who invites you to join him in a game of Trivial Pursuit with a twist... 

Comedy Countdown

Comedy Countdown

See comedians pitted against each other in something almost resembling everybody's favourite teatime quiz! Unrestrained by scripts, our star-studded line-up of irreverent puzzle-busters will take you on a journey that is as unpredictable as it is riotous... 

The Pop Bingo Disco

The Pop Bingo Disco

The Massive Heid and Andy Jumangi present The Pop Bingo Disco! Now in its second year, bawless bingo served with musical treats has been propelled into musical bingo folklore! Not your typical smelly bingo hall with OAPs telling you to be quiet! This is bingo whilst clubbing! 90 minutes of crazy, bawless bingo banter with amazing, foot-stomping tunes all rolled into one! Also, the chance to win some random prizes, courtesy of Edinburgh's charity shop scene! Will you be dancing then suddenly be shouting full house? Tunes instead of Numbers! WTF? Everyone's talking about… Pop Bingo! 

Haven't a Clue! – Free

Haven't a Clue! – Free

Think you know charades? Think again! Comedy meets game show meets improv, as two teams of Fringe comics hilariously pit their skills and wit against each other, in this hysterical twist on the classic... 

Rebel Bingo

Rebel Bingo

Having made waves from London to Las Vegas, the global mutant bingo sensation makes its Edinburgh debut this summer. Forget everything you know about bingo. Normal bingo is dying. Rebel Bingo is the future... 

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz

This highly interactive show is part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Expand your trivia, compete against other teams, witness results. After playing to capacity crowds in 2015, this unique hour is back with more facts, prizes and niche-referenced nonsense... 

Board Game Smackdown - Free

Board Game Smackdown - Free

Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, the funniest Fringe performers play classic and new board games. Different guests and games every show, see website or venue for details... 

Locked In: The Distillery Escape

Locked In: The Distillery Escape

The Locked In Escape game comes to the Fringe this year for the first time. Gather your team of clever people (between two and five players) and prepare to be mentally challenged. An interactive experience solving the mystery behind who is plotting the downfall of Pickering's Gin... 

Prize Surprize

Prize Surprize

An incomparable evening of prizes, surprises, comedy and cabaret! Compete in your favourite TV game shows to win the big cash jackpot! You don't need brains to win... just a lorra lorra luck! 

Dynamite Boogaloo

Dynamite Boogaloo

Brighton's legendary pop'n'cabaret knees-up returns to Brighton Fringe. Expect party anthems, all the way from DJ Sal, plus smutty cabaret and game-shows with Stu and Dolly. Remember - too much is never enough! 

Knightmare Live

Knightmare Live

Enter, stranger! Knightmare Live is back with a brand new concept and offers YOU the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and play the dungeon. For 2016 the game has changed... 

Bogan Bingo

Bogan Bingo

Bingo dabbers at the ready for the sell-out smash comedy gameshow, 'Bogan Bingo'. Two trailer-trash bingo callers, with a passion for 80s and 90s anthems, lead you through a continuous barrage of comedy, chaotic entertainment and classic tunes, all tentatively held together by the sport of bingo. 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Why have a single entendre when you can go for the double?! Drop in and out whenever you like for our 12 hour session, just make sure you pace yourself and don't go off too early! It's a game show that's strictly adult, and if we find any prizes, we'll give you one... 

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

Matt Banks & Fraser Geesin: Dunce Tank

A chaotic hour of games, awful songs and confusion. Guaranteed to open your heart and make you weep with joy. Matt Banks: "Strange nonsense, indeed, and presented with a weird charm" (Chortle)... 

WiFi Wars

WiFi Wars

If like me you whiled away many a Saturday stopping your dog’s tail from slightly moving your carefully balanced lead from your cassette player to your Spectrum ZX81, keeping everything crossed that Daley Thompson’s Decathlon would eventually load, you will love WiFi Wars... 

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand Up & Slam!

Stand-up comedy - poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry - comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let's find out! Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval in this five star hit show as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! The winners? You decide! 

Haven't a Clue..!

Haven't a Clue..!

Think you know charades? Think again! Back for a second year after a huge success in 2015. Comedy meets game show meets improv. Two teams of comics play this hysterical twist on the classic... 

John Robertson's The Dark Room

John Robertson's The Dark Room

You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! Choose an option: A) Find The Light Switch. B) Cry For Help. C) Go North. YOU can come and play the world's only live action version of a text-based adventure game ????? (Fringe Review), ????? (Skinny), ????? (ThreeWeeks), "Not to be missed" (The Guardian) 

Mocketh The Weak

Mocketh The Weak

Curious Cloud presents ‘Mocketh The Weak’, the gameshow that pits wicked wits against hapless saps. Who wins? You choose. Join us for our comedy Shakespeare contest, as ‘Argumental’ meets 'Jeremy Kyle'... 

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. 

Improv Deathmatch

Improv Deathmatch

An improvised comedy show where two teams battle to see who can make the audience laugh hardest. It's like 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' but where the points do matter! Following a sold-out run at the Camden Fringe in 2015 and recommended by the Evening Standard, see who will be crowned 2016 champions. 

'Would You Rather?' mobile gameshow

'Would You Rather?' mobile gameshow

With a sparkle of one-of-a-kind outlandish glamour, the Dilemma girls host this unique walk-about performance, inviting you to take part in the mobile game show 'Would You Rather?' Our non-intrusive and hilariously delightful team are presented in full costume with usherette trays full of questions. 

The Humble Quest for Universal Genius

The Humble Quest for Universal Genius

Trying to find a new Renaissance Man (or Woman) in an hour is no easy task, but it is one that The Humble Quest for Universal Genius attempts with great enthusiasm. Over the course of the gameshow’s ten performances, host Matthew Crosby pits two comedians a day against each other to compete in a series of rounds ranging from Art to Mathematics, Wit to Hunting (yes, really), to see which of them is a ‘true genius’, showing greatness in a variety of different fields... 

The Main Yvette

The Main Yvette

Disobedient yoghurt-covered yoga bitches. Win win win. Sexy anxious sluts on Diet Coke. ‘A raw and awkward, yet cathartic exploration of what it means to achieve success as a woman… groundbreaking originality and captivating humour ... 

Literary Death Match

Literary Death Match

Literary Death Match, now in 57 cities worldwide! Part comedy show, part literary event, part gameshow, LDM brings together four writers to read their most electric writing for five minutes or less before a panel of three all-star judges... 

Get Your Own Back: Live!

Get Your Own Back: Live!

As the bombastic theme tune starts playing, waves of nostalgia roll across the audience. The nineties children’s game show is back and naffer than ever! Gunge, games, and grown-ups prove a winning formula... 

John Robertson – The Dark Room: Symphony of a Floating Head

John Robertson – The Dark Room: Symphony of a Floating Head

John Robertson’s send up of classic text based video games succeeds in being an hilarious evening of retro fun.Awakening to find yourself in a dark room as a person called Darren – for you are always Darren – you must use all of your wits to escape whilst avoiding all the potential pitfalls that could lead to your untimely death... 

Haven't a Clue! - Free

Haven't a Clue! - Free

Think you know charades? Think again! Comedy meets game show meets improv, as two teams of Fringe comics hilariously pit their skills and wit against each other, in this hysterical twist on the classic... 

WeddingBingo – Free

WeddingBingo – Free

You are cordially invited to a show that celebrates two of the best things in life: weddings and bingo. An hour of ridiculousness all about weddings, but with a whole new dimension: bingo... 

Grossed Out Game Show

Grossed Out Game Show

Dressed in a suit emblazoned with the sort of multicoloured exclamations that you would often find in comic books, Matty Grey’s eye-catching attire alone sets the tone for this morning’s entertainment: big, bright and very, very loud... 

Barry from Watford's Bingo Bonanza

Barry from Watford's Bingo Bonanza

The nation's favourite octogenarian, star of BBC Radio 4's forthcoming series Barry's Lunch Club and regular on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon, returns to Edinburgh after his hit 2013 show with his iconic regular London club night that celebrates variety and bingo! Part stand-up, part old style variety and part bingo, it's a show not to be missed if you just like your comedy really funny and not thought provoking! 'Wonderfully observed ... 

BBC: Just a Minute

BBC: Just a Minute

Paul Merton and fellow witty and loquacious panellists try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Expertly chaired by Nicholas Parsons. 

Quiz in my Pants

Quiz in my Pants

The festival's silliest panel show returns for its sixth Fringe! With special guests every day – previous guests include Miles Jupp, Tom Green, Henning Wehn, Joe Lycett, Matt Richardson, Max and Ivan, and Noise Next Door... 

Hell To Play

Hell To Play

Game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil. In exquisite bad taste, top guests every day. Devised by Alexander Bennett: ‘Touched with madness; refreshingly different’ (Chortle.co... 

BlundaBus: Never Mind the BusStops

BlundaBus: Never Mind the BusStops

Bob Slayer’s infamous late night aftershow that probably isn’t for you. Anything can happen if you let it: storytelling, gossip and Comedyopoly (challenging comedian guests to a variety of board games)... 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Hello. You look nice today. But no time for that. This event will go ahead no matter what happens. Power outage? The wheel will spin. Sudden outbreak of witch trials? The wheel will spin... 

Hell To Play

Hell To Play

Game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil. In exquisite bad taste, top guests every day. Devised by Alexander Bennett: ‘Touched with madness; refreshingly different’ (Chortle.co... 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Forty-five minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. You’ll be glad they can last that long! A variety of performers from across the Fringe form our two teams ready to charade their audiences good and hard... 

Sex, Hugs and Gender Roles: A Panel Show About Sexuality

Sex, Hugs and Gender Roles: A Panel Show About Sexuality

This unique stand-up panel show explores relationships with sex, sexuality and culture. Join Robyn Perkins and Dave Chawner for stand-up, trivia and hilarious banter with different guest panelists about how comfortable we are with sex, our bodies and intimate moments. 

The Pop Bingo Disco

The Pop Bingo Disco

The Massive Heid and Andy Jumangi present The Pop Bingo Disco! Bingo has just got bigger! This is not your smelly bingo hall with OAPs telling you to be quiet! This is bingo whilst clubbing! Amazing stomp your feet tunes and bingo all rolled into one! Ninety minutes of crazy bawless bingo banter, brilliant beats and the chance to win some of the most random prizes Edinburgh's charity shops have to offer! Will you be dancing then suddenly shouting full house? Tunes instead of Numbers! WTF? Everyone's talking about! Pop Bingo! 

Miss Behave's Gameshow

Miss Behave's Gameshow

A renegade Gameshow for the austerity generation. Part game show, variety show, and disco... Important: Bring-briiiiing your phones! Expect big prizes, and surprise VIP guests in this unique strain of idiocy, fun and chaos from the award-winning Miss Behave... 

Tinder Live

Tinder Live

Award winning comedian James Bennison has finally completed Tinder (at its highest difficulty setting) and wants to help his friends find love too. Come and watch as we invite the best single comedians in Brighton to surrender their Tinder accounts to us for one hour with the sole purpose of trying to convince a member of the public to come to the venue for a date before the end of the show...