MC Hammersmith: 1 Man 8 Mile

MC Hammersmith: 1 Man 8 Mile

MC Hammersmith (aka Will Naameh, the tall skinny posh one from Spontaneous Potter) is a freestyle rapper straight outta middle-class west London. 

Spontaneous Potter: The Unofficial Improvised Parody

Spontaneous Potter: The Unofficial Improvised Parody

An entirely improvised wizarding comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. 

The Impro All Stars

The Impro All Stars

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

Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne

Four nights only! Chaos guaranteed! Jason’s lockdown lesson is that we all need to play a bit more in our lives and not be afraid to make a holy show of ourselves! This will be a l… 

The Clones

The Clones

Witness the incredible, as renowned improv duo The Clones take to the stage. 

Monday Night Improv

Monday Night Improv

The improv comedy supergroup behind Monday Night Improv at The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow, bring you an hour of improvised comedy madness every afternoon in what can only be descri… 

Billy Kirkwood: Notes From My Phone

Billy Kirkwood: Notes From My Phone

Brand new, uncensored and totally unrehearsed. 

Curse of The Fanny's

Curse of The Fanny's

Over 50, Scottish, female, free-form double act – Beware of imitations – These ladies are the real deal. 

Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne

Four nights only! Chaos guaranteed! Jason’s lockdown lesson is that we all need to play a bit more in our lives and not be afraid to make a holy show of ourselves! This will be a l… 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for its seventh year! Top TV comedians hate on topics suggested by the audience. 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set-swapping live! The cult-hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others’. 

Timmy's World

Timmy's World

Timmy was in showbusiness for 28 years, he was a child actor, appeared in the 1976 movie Bugsy Malone. 

Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

It’s stand-up, but not as you know it; no rules, no backup, no script and no set list. 

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie adventure extravaganza. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

The Fringe’s longest-running improvised comedy group, the Improverts, are returning for yet another year of fast-paced and consistently enjoyable short-form improv comedy and will … 

Blind Mirth presents Sex with Me!

Blind Mirth presents Sex with Me!

St Andrews’ oldest, funniest and – incidentally – only improv comedy troupe are back at the Fringe with their unique mix of sparky, spontaneous and side-splittingly funny short… 

Destroying Demons: Songs for Cello and Carnatic Violin

Destroying Demons: Songs for Cello and Carnatic Violin

In this world premiere, the shimmering beauty of South Indian melodies blends with electronic sound effects and virtuosic improvisation. 

Funny How?

Funny How?

Ever wondered why comedians feel the need to get up and reveal their soft underbelly to audiences that might reject them? Ever wondered why a singer seems to want to soak up all th… 

Bookends: A Musical Journey

Bookends: A Musical Journey

Through song and improvisation, Bookends follows two people’s relationship as it changes over time, delving into life and the intricacies of human connection. 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. 

The Glass Imaginary

The Glass Imaginary

In The Glass Imaginary, we improvise a brand-new play every day, inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams. 

Sylus 2020!

Sylus 2020!

The rather evil Sylus Rothchild is running for president. 

Spooky Jerry's Spooky Campfire Tales

Spooky Jerry's Spooky Campfire Tales

Around the campfire, late one night, sit some improvisers. 

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic

An interactive show where the audience finds themselves in the hands of three friendly faces of a demonic cult. 

The Show That Must Not Be Named

The Show That Must Not Be Named

Improvised Harry Potter from Chortle Award-winning Jericho Comedy. 

Bad Clowns: Hostage

Bad Clowns: Hostage

What happens when a crazed madman takes an Edinburgh show and its audience hostage? Packed to the brim with escape attempts, hostage negotiations, and intriguing backstory, the aud… 

Craig Hill: Pumped!

Craig Hill: Pumped!

Get pumped and party this fringe! ‘Class. 

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is pioneering a new dating show. 

Shenoah and The Buffalo: Bullroar

Shenoah and The Buffalo: Bullroar

New double act, Shenoah Allen (Pajama Men) and Nina Conti (in a buffalo suit) gonna stare into your souls through their own cracked worldview. 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

‘Watching audiences tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it’ (Daily Telegraph). 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is back!! Travel anywhere in space and time with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props and set, and a collection of hilarious improv comedy… 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The hit improvised murder mystery returns for a fifth year. 

Notflix: Binge

Notflix: Binge

The Spice Girls of improv return for a fifth triumphant year in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy. 

Murder, She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Murder, She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

A classic murder mystery created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show from The Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company. 

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?! Will you: a) Find the light switch? b) Go north? c) Explode in a shower of stinking guts? An in… 

Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

An entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fan-fiction title. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado Nothing

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado Nothing

They have toured the world, won multiple awards, broken onto London’s West End, survived nine consecutive Edinburgh Fringes and once received a zero-star review in The Times! They … 

Men With Coconuts

Men With Coconuts

The multi award-winning Scottish improv troupe are back! Men With Coconuts use audience suggestions to create an hour of emotional balladry, lyrical wizardry and musical husbandry. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in between, Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique “Shakespeare” play inspired by… 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for an incredible 13th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is creat… 

Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

Returning to Fringe for one night only! Spontaneous Sherlock is an entirely improvised Sherlock Holmes comedy play based on an audience suggestion of a title – with live Victoria… 

Sleeping Trees: Christmas Special... in August

Sleeping Trees: Christmas Special... in August

Fringe favourites the Sleeping Trees are doing Christmas in Edinburgh! Offering their surreal take on the most Christmassy story of all time; The Nativity. 

Improvengers: Pretendgame

Improvengers: Pretendgame

Improvengers: Pretendgame is an ambitious concept without the follow-through. 

Blind Date

Blind Date

Have you ever been on a Tinder date? Picture that in front of a live audience, where only one of the participants knows what’s going on. 

Choose Your Own... Improv!

Choose Your Own... Improv!

What do you want to see? A marriage or a funeral? An abandoned spaceship or a creepy dungeon? A murder or a resurrection? In Choose Your Own. 

Austentatious presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care

Austentatious presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care

For one night only, the Chortle Award-winning ladies and gentlemen of Austentatious swap their bonnets and breeches to raise money for Waverley Care! Join them as they improvise a … 

The Wheel of Improv: Musicals Edition!

The Wheel of Improv: Musicals Edition!

Spin that wheel! Join us for an evening of totally improvised musical comedy where you create the show. 

Inside the Comedian

Inside the Comedian

In this spoof chat show, David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls, Comedy Store Players) interviews comedians about the career they never had. 

Auto-Correbt: Sight Unseen

Auto-Correbt: Sight Unseen

Auto-Correbt have set themselves the challenge of performing every other show at Edinburgh Fringe. 

Conversation Garden on Love Island (A Decide Your Own Misadventure)

Conversation Garden on Love Island (A Decide Your Own Misadventure)

Imagine Bandersnatch with less clothes, more STDs and an instagram filter over the screen. 

Dog Tales

Dog Tales

People have much to hide. 

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at the Fringe

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at the Fringe

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

MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

Gary Tro and Tom Livingston have picked the perfect subject for their improv show. 

MC Hammersmith's Magical Freestyle Factory!

MC Hammersmith's Magical Freestyle Factory!

Will Naameh is one of Edinburgh’s most talented and unique improvisers, although you’d be forgiven if you’ve not heard of him before. 

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic

If you’re ever feeling stressed or exhausted by the craziness of the Edinburgh Fringe, just remember this: the Lunar God Nallagog loves you, and he wants you to join him on his g… 

Austentatious

Austentatious

After sell-out national tours, a West End run and Radio 4 special, Austentatious returns to the Fringe for its seventh glorious year! Every single day an all-star cast (including C… 

Anxiety Club

Anxiety Club

Hilarious. 

Willis & Vere: Comedians After Hours Live

Willis & Vere: Comedians After Hours Live

Join Willis & Vere for three evenings of live comedy podcast recordings with special guests. 

Men With Coconuts

Men With Coconuts

Tinder, TGI Friday’s and haunted houses; Men with Coconuts throws the witty and the wild into a wonderful hour of improv comedy. 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson first premiered his maniacal game show The Dark Room back in 2012. 

Giant Wolf Theatre – Playback

Giant Wolf Theatre – Playback

Giant Wolf Theatre Company is a group of young artists whose goal is to devise, create and be makers of great theatre. 

Family Secrets

Family Secrets

Following a sell-out run in Oxford, Family Secrets is a night of comedy and chaos as a family (inspired by your suggestions!) has an entirely improvised reunion. 

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

The greatest tales are only told once. 

The Understudies

The Understudies

The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that has enjoyed two successful years at the Edinburgh Fringe (2017 and 2018). 

Tony Slattery: Slattery Will Get You Nowhere

Tony Slattery: Slattery Will Get You Nowhere

After playing to packed houses at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe with a return to his greatest triumph Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Tony Slattery is back with a no-holds-barred reflecti… 

Love and Misinformation

Love and Misinformation

A spontaneous play in the style of Caryl Churchill. 

The Last Supper: 7 Deadly Sins

The Last Supper: 7 Deadly Sins

The Last Supper invites you to confess your deepest, darkest and funniest sins. 

This Is Your Trial (FF)

This Is Your Trial (FF)

Critically acclaimed award-winning show returns to Edinburgh for a third year. 

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

An unassuming front door gives no clue to what characters and relationships lie behind it. 

The Bureau of Untold Stories

The Bureau of Untold Stories

The world’s stories have gone missing, but with outrageous accents, some unconventional storytelling skills, live sound effects and your help, the inspired inspectors of The Bureau… 

Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Spontaneous Potter, from the eponymous Spontaneous Players, is just another improvised twist on a cultural classic. 

Spontaneous Potter Kidz

Spontaneous Potter Kidz

Spontaneous Potter Kidz is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fan fiction title. 

Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

To say that Murder She Didn’t Write, from Degrees of Error, is a slick production is an understatement. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody

Since the last time I saw this show, we’ve gotten a new Doctor in the strangely controversial form of Jodie Whittaker and Any Suggestions, Doctor? has moved from Sweet Venues to … 

Colt Cabana and John Hastings Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Colt Cabana and John Hastings Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Colt Cabana Is a world-famous wrestler who has wrestled around the world from Dundee to Japan and back including a short, not so successful, run in the WWE as Scotty Goldman. 

Bumper Blyton

Bumper Blyton

Bumper Blyton features a bumper cast of improv experts who give assured performances throughout, but too many bells and whistles lead to a muddled production. 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. 

Piano and Dance Dialogues

Piano and Dance Dialogues

Doron Perk is a dancer and choreographer based in New York City and Danielle Friedman is a pianist and composer based in Berlin. 

Italian Stallion: Fake Hero

Italian Stallion: Fake Hero

A “nearly” comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during the London Bridge terror attack in 2017. 

Princess Party

Princess Party

Once upon a time, two princesses decided to leave LA and cross the ocean to visit a fairy tale land where dreams come true ⁠— Scotland. 

Whose Mind is it Anyway?

Whose Mind is it Anyway?

“An improvised cinematic musical using a cast of actors performing alongside untested hypnotised volunteers expected to act, dance and even rap under the same impromptu condition… 

Notflix: Originals

Notflix: Originals

Since their explosive debut a few years ago, Waiting For The Call Improv (WTFC) and their signature show, Notflix, have been tipped as rising stars. 

Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson: That's Not a Lizard, That's My Grandmother

Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson: That's Not a Lizard, That's My Grandmother

The brainchild of comedians Harriet Dyer and Scott Gibson, That’s Not a Lizard, That’s My Grandmother! is unlike any other show at the Fringe. 

(L)awfully Wedded

(L)awfully Wedded

It’s a Belgian treat: sweeter than chocolates. 

Jason Byrne: Wrecked but Ready

Jason Byrne: Wrecked but Ready

Jason Byrne returns with his brand-new show, Wrecked but Ready. 

Impulse Control

Impulse Control

Rapper Baba Brinkman and neuroscientist Dr Heather Berlin follow up their sell-out Edinburgh hit Off the Top with an all-new collection of mind-blowing brain science, cerebral humo… 

Improv On Demand

Improv On Demand

Ever wanted to see someone go on Dragon’s Den with a stolen nuclear warhead? Or Alan Sugar fire a swarm of bees? On Demand is back with a new range of TV-based games based on your … 

Improv Cage Match

Improv Cage Match

Improv Cage Match pits two improv teams against each other, with the audience declaring the winner. 

Improvised Director's Cut

Improvised Director's Cut

A fully improvised, Hollywood-style performance created from your all-time favourite movie titles! A different Director’s Cut every time by Steve Worsley and Charles Hindley from… 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The improvised comedy murder mystery is back! Following three sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe, CSI: Crime Scene Improvisat… 

Bristol Improv Presents: Dynamite!

Bristol Improv Presents: Dynamite!

Dynamite! is the regular showcase of the University of Bristol’s improvised comedy society, Bristol Improv. 

Rob Deering's Beat This

Rob Deering's Beat This

Were you to design a concept for a show that ticks all the boxes from your wildest fantasies, if any festival in the world could fulfil your wishes, it’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, University of York’s improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe for their 12th year. 

Criminal

Criminal

Criminal is an anarchic improv night in which four comedians (one detective and three suspects) have to investigate a grisly murder. 

Improvisers Assemble!

Improvisers Assemble!

In the world’s darkest hours, when everything seems comedy-less, only one troupe of comedians can save us all. 

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse returns. 

FreeStyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

FreeStyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

It’s stand-up, but not as you know it. 

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Amazing tales, elegantly told. 

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Six actors. 

Bristol Improv Presents: Offscript!

Bristol Improv Presents: Offscript!

When you watch a show, you only see half the action. 

Comedy Night at the Museum

Comedy Night at the Museum

Join the greatest comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arteFACT and arteFICTION in a wholly improvised set prompted by genuine artefacts housed in the Nati… 

Eric Lampaert: Yum Yum

Eric Lampaert: Yum Yum

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. 

Between Us

Between Us

Boy meets girl. 

Crime of the Hour

Crime of the Hour

Crime of the Hour is a true crime-themed comedy improv show. 

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth – St Andrews’ first, best and, incidentally, only improvised comedy troupe – are back for their eighth consecutive year at the Fringe, with their own particular b… 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

TBC Improv welcome each and everyone of you to an hour of improvised comedy variety fun! Come and join top Scottish improv comedy talent as they take your ideas to create comedy sk… 

Medium Rare Improv

Medium Rare Improv

Beard of Zeus returns for their fourth year! Come and see the amazing improv troupe from Southampton perform their newest show: Medium Rare Improv. 

BattleActs!

BattleActs!

Winners: People’s Choice Award, Vault Festival 2017. 

Hard Truths – An Improvised Play

Hard Truths – An Improvised Play

Never seen before. 

Improv, She Wrote

Improv, She Wrote

Trinity College Dublin’s best and only improv group arrive at the Fringe to bring you brand new characters, storylines and songs, using nothing but audience suggestions! Nothing is… 

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

A family of improvisers?! Yes! A Family Affair is an improvised show in which personal, sometimes hilarious (but always true), heartfelt stories are told from the perspectives of a… 

Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage

Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage

Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage is a fusion of character stand-up and improv comedy with some audience participation. 

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

After international success in Ireland and Australia, the critically acclaimed, award-winning show returns to Edinburgh for a seventh year. 

The Mars & Lee Show

The Mars & Lee Show

A no-holds-barred comedy show starring Will Mars (FOX’s Showtime at The Apollo) and Sarah Lee (Jewish Comedian of the Year finalist 2018). 

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

The award-winning co-creators of smash-hit Fringe comedies Vampire Hospital Waiting Room and Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair bring their debut split hour of stand-up comedy, top… 

Santiago Sucks a Beautiful Woman's Cock (and Other #1 Hits)

Santiago Sucks a Beautiful Woman's Cock (and Other #1 Hits)

A combination of stand-up comedy, crowd work and improvised music. 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others’. 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The hit cult show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others’. 

Camp Running-a-Mock

Camp Running-a-Mock

London’s best student improvisers have come all the way up to north of the border to present Camp Running-A-Mock! An improv show worth writing home about! This summer at camp is … 

Lolbot Wars

Lolbot Wars

This is Lolbot Wars. 

Comedy Striptease

Comedy Striptease

The best, most daring comedians of the Fringe showcase their skills, but if they’re not funny enough they must perform a striptease dance. 

Comedy Boxing – Best of the Best

Comedy Boxing – Best of the Best

Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh now with the best of the best competitors, each show! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, … 

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie adventure extravaganza. 

Ben Van der Velde – Fablemaker

Ben Van der Velde – Fablemaker

An improvised comedy adventure with this ‘master of audience interaction’ (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, gh… 

Snort

Snort

New Zealand’s favourite comedy improv show Snort makes its way to Edinburgh for the first time! Cheeky, topical, and relentlessly silly, Snort sees NZ’s best young comedians (inclu… 

Tim FitzHigham and Thom Tuck in Macbeth

Tim FitzHigham and Thom Tuck in Macbeth

413 years ago Macbeth was first performed. 

Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

The cult hit of 2018 is back! The funniest Fringe performers play board/card/party games live on stage. 

You May Also Like

You May Also Like

A fully improvised show created using your favourite TV programmes. 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

You’ve seen football. 

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends

Why do geese fly south for the winter? Why does it always rain on a bank holiday? What’s really inside an Oreo? You suggest the question, and watch as the myth of its origin comes … 

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

No script, Sherlock! Stars of the Edinburgh, Adelaide and Perth Fringes take you on a thrilling improvised romp through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villa… 

Good Morning Nation

Good Morning Nation

Welcome to Good Morning Nation – the semi-improvised (late) breakfast show that brings you the day’s news by the purveyors of the day’s views. 

Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion – Gary Lynch tours all over Europe with The Good The Bad and The Irish. 

A Many Splendored Thing

A Many Splendored Thing

A musical journey through the hilarious foibles and pain that come with having a heart in this modern world. 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Daniel Craig has pulled out of the next James Bond film. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

The Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy group enters into its 30th year at its home, The Bedlam Theatre. 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a sixth year with top TV comedians improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. 

Chris Betts vs the Audience

Chris Betts vs the Audience

The cult hit returns! Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything anyone in the audience says. 

The Noise Next Door's Really Really Good Afternoon Show Through Time!

The Noise Next Door's Really Really Good Afternoon Show Through Time!

Join the quickest wits in comedy for a side-splitting, jaw-dropping, time-travelling adventure that’s fun for literally everyone. 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

Ready to take the Edinburgh Fringe by storm for the fifth year running, hit show The Improv Musical returns! Guaranteed to leave you roaring with laughter with musical mayhem and e… 

Abandoman AKA Rob Broderick – Road to Coachella

Abandoman AKA Rob Broderick – Road to Coachella

Fancy a full music festival in 60 minutes? Abandoman’s got your back! Rob Broderick brings his innate ability to craft songs on the spot to the world of Coachella. 

Nina Conti: Work in Progress

Nina Conti: Work in Progress

British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is boldly experimenting and discovering fresh ideas as she develops her next new show. 

Cambridge Impronauts: Improv Actually

Cambridge Impronauts: Improv Actually

Let the Cambridge Impronauts steal your heart with a brand-new romantic comedy created on the spot, where you can be the star. 

Questing Time

Questing Time

London’s best comedy Dungeons & Dragons show is rolling into Edinburgh to ask the funniest people on the Fringe if they have what it takes to be heroes. 

The Oxford Imps

The Oxford Imps

Improv powerhouse The Oxford Imps present an hour of ‘the best improvised comedy I have ever had the pleasure to witness’ ***** (ThreeWeeks) and ‘comedic genius on the spot’ (Cue, … 

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Ahh, Russia! Home of words! Home of books and plays! Home of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Checkov, Brezhnev, Gogol! Russian literature is the finest in the world. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for its 12th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created from sc… 

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?! Will you: A) Find light switch? B) Go north? C) Explode in a shower of stinking guts? An intera… 

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

A twisted, gothic musical tale inspired by Tim Burton and the Brothers Grimm. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between, Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique Shakespeare play inspired by a… 

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In

The eleven-time sell-out sensation returns for an evening of improvised anarchy with the biggest names in comedy. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

They have toured the world, won multiple awards, broken onto London’s West End, survived eight consecutive Festival Fringes and once received a zero-star review in The Times! They … 

Beta Test

Beta Test

This show will be hilarious and moving and energetic and tearjerking and heartwarming and most of all: made up completely on the spot! We are an improv group from Stanford Universi… 

Woman Up Comedy Improv

Woman Up Comedy Improv

One of Scotland’s all-woman comedy improv troupes! 

Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets

Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets

Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets is an improvised magical story in the style of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-For-Copyright-Reasons. 

Carmen: A Gender-Flipped Film Noir Fantasy

Carmen: A Gender-Flipped Film Noir Fantasy

Sultry and cool, Carmen is a gender-swapped film noir fantasy. 

Austentatious presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care

Austentatious presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care

For one night only, the award-winning cast of Austentatious swap their bonnets and breeches in aid of Waverley Care. 

Richard Plays Richard Rogers

Richard Plays Richard Rogers

Celebrated pianist, composer and broadcaster Richard Michael BEM pays homage to the song-writing talents of another Richard in a programme of his best known tunes – song-writing … 

Tony Slattery's Crimes Against Improv

Tony Slattery's Crimes Against Improv

Whose Line is it Anyway? star and inaugural Perrier Comedy Awards winner Tony Slattery returns to where his comedic heart truly lies; with his brand-new, headlining, all-star impro… 

Villain: DeBlanks

Villain: DeBlanks

Come laugh your (body part)_____ off! A Time Out NY Critics’ Pick written by Billy Mitchell, Villain: DeBlanks is the uproarious improvisational comedy where the cast says words … 

ImproQuo On Demand

ImproQuo On Demand

Ever wanted to see someone go on Dragon’s Den with a stolen nuclear warhead? Or Alan Sugar fire a swarm of bees? With a range of new TV-based games made up on the spot from your su… 

Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter, created by the Spontaneous Players, takes a title from the audience (“Harry Potter and the…”) and skilfully creates an hour-long, brand new Harry Potter s… 

Austentatious

Austentatious

It is a truth that should be universally acknowledged; you do not need to possess an extensive understanding of the books of Jane Austen to fully enjoy Austenatious. 

There Will Be Cake

There Will Be Cake

There Will Be Cake is an improvised short-form sketch show based on the input of audience members. 

The MMORPG Show – Scruffy Looking Nerd Herder

The MMORPG Show – Scruffy Looking Nerd Herder

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

Link and Lorne: Terrestrial Is the Bestrial

Link and Lorne: Terrestrial Is the Bestrial

Link and Lorne live and breathe television. 

Tony Slattery: Slattery Will Get You Nowhere

Tony Slattery: Slattery Will Get You Nowhere

Comedy legend Tony Slattery reveals all in conversation with comedy-historian Robert Ross. 

Playlight Robbery

Playlight Robbery

Wish you could see all the shows at the Fringe? Now you can – almost. 

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

Ever wanted to create your own smash-hit epic fantasy? Come help comedy troupe Hivemind improvise one for you! With no script and no plan, we’ll use your suggestions to create an… 

Unexpected Inheritance

Unexpected Inheritance

What do you wish someone would leave you in a will? This hilarious improvised romp takes you on one character’s journey of unexpected bequeathments – whether beneficial or deva… 

Here Be Improv

Here Be Improv

Join the (dis)Order of Improvised Comedy in their quest to wondrous realms of hilarity. 

The Understudies

The Understudies

The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017. 

The Improvised Panto!

The Improvised Panto!

The panto that you control! Very Serious People use your suggestions to improvise a brand-new musical pantomime every single night. 

Bendy House Improv

Bendy House Improv

Bendy House – an improv duo. 

The Bureau of Untold Stories

The Bureau of Untold Stories

In the minds of people just like you are tales of significant importance, waiting to be discovered. 

Improvised Improv

Improvised Improv

Australia’s best improvisers are here! After great seasons at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, Melbourne International Comedy and Adelaide Fringe festivals, Changing Jennifers are e… 

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

One of London’s hottest improv teams returns to the Fringe to bring you an hour of comedy inspired by music. 

Tessa Waters: Fully Sik

Tessa Waters: Fully Sik

Tessa Waters is an experienced Fringe act, falling into a large group of fantastically-exuberant physical comedians who enliven any number of venues from large to small over the mo… 

The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events

The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events

The Cambridge impronauts return to the fringe festival with a new show that lovingly tributes Lemony Snicket's famous A Series of Unfortunate Events in a wonderfully absurd if … 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. 

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Every comedian has their set-list: jokes which are tried and true, presented in a timely fashion to showcase their best zingers, punchlines and their best dick joke. 

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack is Sydney’s Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated Steen Raskopoulos (Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia, BBC’s Top Coppers) and Carlo Ritchie (The Checkout) accompanie… 

Get Silly With Willy – The Cannelloni Experience

Get Silly With Willy – The Cannelloni Experience

Come get silly with Willy Cannelloni and his many alter egos, as they take you on a mind-bending visionquest – an evening of trance-inducing stories, songs, raps and monologues b… 

Men With Coconuts: Improvised Bond

Men With Coconuts: Improvised Bond

One of the UK’s leading improv troupes, the award-winning Men With Coconuts, return with their fully improvised Bond film! Expect villains, gadgets, femme fatales and sobering refl… 

Me Plus One – Improv with Two People – Free

Me Plus One – Improv with Two People – Free

Improviser Mara Joy (TBC Improv, The Spontaneous Players) is joined by a different special guest every day to create an entirely unique two-person show based off one word from the … 

An Imp-Revised History of the World

An Imp-Revised History of the World

Ever wondered what might happen if Queen Victoria met Genghis Khan? In this totally improvised comedy, the audience choose which chapters of history they want to see rewritten. 

Improv Cage Match

Improv Cage Match

Improv Cage Match pits two improv teams against each other, with the audience declaring the winner. 

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

An improvised comedy where a one-word audience suggestion inspires rapidly unfolding scenes. 

Wildly Unprepared

Wildly Unprepared

‘How these guys keep up the hilarious ad-lib I don’t know but they do and they do it wonderfully. 

The Committee: Improvised Comedy

The Committee: Improvised Comedy

London’s hottest improv group bring their hilarious comedy back to the Fringe. 

Bristol Improv Presents Story Slam

Bristol Improv Presents Story Slam

It’s Story Slam time! Bristol Improv’s brand new show uses your ideas and experiences as the basis for its improvised stories. 

Men With Coconuts

Men With Coconuts

One of the UK’s leading improv troupes, the award-winning Men With Coconuts are back! An hour of improvised comedy sketches and songs, culminating in a showstopping finale – an e… 

Criminal

Criminal

Welcome to Criminal, an anarchic improv night in which four comedians have an hour to solve a grisly murder. 

The Trevor Lock Experience

The Trevor Lock Experience

New and improved for 2018! If you think you’ve seen it before, look again. 

sick advice™ surgery

sick advice™ surgery

What’s your problem?! Drop in to our pop-up surgery for your very own tailor-made one-to-one comedy therapy session, guaranteed to solve your most pressing personal problem with … 

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want

Six actors. 

Questing Time

Questing Time

London’s best comedy Dungeons & Dragons show is rolling into Edinburgh to ask the funniest people on the Fringe if they have what it takes to be heroes. 

Bark and B

Bark and B

Bark is a tree. 

Shhh – An Improvised Silent Movie

Shhh – An Improvised Silent Movie

A completely improvised silent movie accompanied by live ragtime piano music, inspired by the films and ambience of the 1920s. 

Stu and Garry's Fringe Improv Show

Stu and Garry's Fringe Improv Show

Our long-running improvised comedy show will have you in stitches. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, University of York’s improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious scenes, songs and games based entirely on your audience suggestions – … 

The Eve Complex

The Eve Complex

Why do women go to the toilet in pairs? They time travel! Join Lolie and Lou on their intergalactic comedy adventures. 

Three's Company, Where's Our Crowd? An Improvised Show

Three's Company, Where's Our Crowd? An Improvised Show

Three wise men followed a star to Edinburgh to bring you frankincense, myrrh and comedy gold. 

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy

As heard on BBC Radio 1! Winners: VAULT Festival People’s Choice Award. 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after five sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious … 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

The hilarious improvised Doctor Who parody returns! Featuring a live radiophonic workshop and a crew of hysterical performers, join us for an entirely new adventure every day based… 

And Another Thing! An Improvised Show

And Another Thing! An Improvised Show

What’s the one thing you’ve always wished you told somebody? What was the perfect phrase for that moment that just passed you by? Never seen before, never to be seen again. 

Improv Mania

Improv Mania

Have you ever laughed so hard you felt like your abs got a workout? Do you enjoy improvisation games? Then, come see Spontaneous Combustion Chicago perform Improv Mania, the intera… 

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth are St Andrews’ first, best and only improvised comedy troupe. 

Plenty of Linguine at Home

Plenty of Linguine at Home

Albie and Amelia have been told by an unorthodox relationship counsellor to perform a two-man show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe despite a break-up laden with animosity. 

Jinrou TLPT

Jinrou TLPT

Can you find the werewolves hiding amongst the innocent villagers? Jinrou TLPT is a thrilling show, a big hit in Japan where it attracted more than 50,000 audience members. 

The Emancipation of Resonance

The Emancipation of Resonance

Aurigami (Malcolm Ball – ondes martenot/hand percussion, Kate Cuzner – flutes/live electronics). 

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Join the greatest comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arte-fact and arte-fiction in a wholly improvised set, prompted by genuine artefacts housed in the N… 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a fifth year, with top TV comedians – aka the Gladi-Haters – improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Edinburgh’s own improv comedy theatre company returns for more five-star improv comedy fun! Five-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out (2013-17). 

Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

It’s stand-up, but not as you know it. 

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie-adventure-extravaganza. 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

Music Theatre Warwick returns to the festival with their long-form, entirely improvised musical that is a rollicking good time, even if there are a few kinks that need ironing out. 

Show Up

Show Up

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe 2017 improvised solo comedy about your crazy life returns! From the New York City comic who brought you the Edinburgh Fringe hit Desperate… 

Stranger Things Have Happened

Stranger Things Have Happened

Some people plan their murders meticulously. 

Steen Raskopoulos: Stay

Steen Raskopoulos: Stay

The electrifying new show from the gifted character comedian and improviser. 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

For a fourth killer year, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang! Armed with your suggestions, they weave together a brand-new film in the style of Britain’s favourite … 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others’. 

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Amazing tales, elegantly told. 

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

A story of a man who wants to make the world a better place. 

Russell Hicks: A Fist Full of Ideas

Russell Hicks: A Fist Full of Ideas

Russell Hicks attempts to hone a work that is forever in progress by walking on stage with – literally – a fist full of ideas.  

Dragprov Revue

Dragprov Revue

Christian Adore and Eaton Messe are a drag double act who tell the story of their fiery relationship through dazzling songs, sketch and raps based on audience suggestions. 

James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty

James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty

Do you have the heart of an athlete, but the skills of a toddler? Then this is the show for you! James Hancox is rubbish at sports. 

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-acti… 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others’. 

Stand-Up Showdown: Improv Apocalypse!

Stand-Up Showdown: Improv Apocalypse!

Teams of improvisers take on stand-ups on stage, and you get to choose who is funnier. Loser dies. Even better? The show is free. 

Comedy Boxing: New Challengers

Comedy Boxing: New Challengers

Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh now with different competitors each show! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, heckling and… 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between, Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique Shakespeare play inspired by a… 

Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious

Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious

Russell Hicks returns with another free-form explosion that he deems ‘necessary medicine’ for any artist who is trying too hard to make it. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

The Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy troupe enters into its 29th year at the Fringe! Returning for another year of fast-paced, high-energy and consistently enjoyable co… 

California Backstage

California Backstage

Long-form improv comedy all the way from California. 

Famous First Words

Famous First Words

The devilishly addictive live music experience is back! Join TV presenters and best friends Tim and Gendle for their high-paced game that gives you a show and a party rolled into o… 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz is the all-ages, all-action, all-improvised competitive comedy show you don’t want to miss! Two teams compete for your laughs with gags, games, sketches and songs in… 

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 base… 

The Museum of Tat Roadshow

The Museum of Tat Roadshow

Welcome to the Roadshow – it’s just like your favourite antiques-based telly programme off the telly, just not on the telly, and devoted to Tat. 

Chris Betts vs the Audience

Chris Betts vs the Audience

The cult hit returns! Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything. 

Jack and Claire / Free Festival

Jack and Claire / Free Festival

An American-Scottish duo performs wild long-form improv developed at the renowned iO Theater in Chicago! Jack and Claire is Chicago-based improv comedy duo Claire McFadden and Jack… 

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

No script Sherlock! Stars of Racing Minds and Impromptu Shakespeare take you on a thrilling new adventure each day through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady vi… 

Ella Jean

Ella Jean

Ella Jean is no stranger to fear. 

Bumper Blyton

Bumper Blyton

The picnic hamper’s packed full of parody, ready for a riotous improvised spoof in the style of Enid Blyton. 

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In!

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In!

The 10-time sell-out sensation returns to Edinburgh with a jaw-dropping, side-splitting evening of finely-tuned anarchy, featuring a cavalcade of incredible special guests and some… 

Chris Turner: We're Where We Were

Chris Turner: We're Where We Were

Los Angeles hasn’t changed Chris – he’s a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread. 

Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio

Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) – Pirate Radio

Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian, is back in the Cow with his biggest show yet. 

Murray Hill: About to Break

Murray Hill: About to Break

A rip-roaring Edinburgh debut from a showbiz icon who lives to perform, and performs to live. 

Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

A classic murder mystery is created on the spot from audience suggestions in this ingenious show from Fringe favourites, Degrees of Error. 

Notflix

Notflix

Five-star, total sell-out show Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017 and Vaults 2017. 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Total sell-out 2015, 2016 and 2017! One of the best-known, longest-running and most celebrated improv shows in the world. 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The improvised comedy murder mystery is back! Following a sold out Edinburgh 2017 run, CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation returns to … 

The Free Association: Jacuzii

The Free Association: Jacuzii

The Free Association – London’s leading improv comedy theatre and school – returns with their smash-hit show Jacuzii. 

Dan Attfield: Futureproof

Dan Attfield: Futureproof

The first human to live to a thousand years old has allegedly already been born. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show 2016) West End hit returns for its 11th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created fr… 

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really, Good Afternoon Show (At Sea!)

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really, Good Afternoon Show (At Sea!)

The 10-time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an epic new show for just about everyone. 

Nina Conti Is Monkey

Nina Conti Is Monkey

Nina turns up with her favourite ingredients to bake the perfect showcake when a radical change occurs: Monkey takes unadulterated control of the whole enterprise. 

The Puppets' Orchestra and the Children's Ball

The Puppets' Orchestra and the Children's Ball

The magic world of puppets. 

Show Up, Kids!

Show Up, Kids!

If the main attraction doesn’t show up, the kids still want to see a comedy show! So Pete’s gonna make one up and have the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. 

Nina Conti: In Therapy

Nina Conti: In Therapy

Nina Conti’s In Therapy is a hysterical and intelligent piece of improvised comedy that plays with the idea of what would happen if we actually said our uncensored thoughts out l… 

Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess

Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess

Steen Raskopoulos makes no effort to be cool on stage. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv is on the whole a light-hearted and enjoyable experience without a bad bone in its body. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

I remember when Doctor Who was a practically forgotten, long cancelled show that was only the domain of nerds (like me). 

Notflix

Notflix

In a Fringe riddled with long-form improvisation – especially musicals – this is one of the stand-outs. 

The Noise Next Door: 10

The Noise Next Door: 10

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

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Nina Conti: In Your Face

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

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Once again, Set List: Stand Up Without a Net returns to the Fringe at Gilded Balloon Teviot, just as loud and energetic as in previous years and with just as much potential for cat… 

Dante's History of the Banished

Dante's History of the Banished

Dante’s History of the Banished is framed around the conceit that Dante Alighieri, legendary poet who penned the Divine Comedy, is writing a new book about the titular ‘banishe… 

The Free Association: Jacuzzi

The Free Association: Jacuzzi

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

The Writers' Room

The Writers' Room

Degrees Of Error, best known for Murder, She Didn’t Write, present to you their latest creation. 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

In their ninth Fringe run, Shellshock! bring you Shellshock! Improv Live!, a cheery mix of improvised sketches, stories and games. 

Folie à Deux

Folie à Deux

Folie à Deux returns! Two of the stars of Fringe smash-hit Austentatious, Andrew Hunter Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish, No Such Thing As The News) and Charlotte Gittins (Grand Th… 

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Artificial Intelligence Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. 

Joe's NYC Bar

Joe's NYC Bar

Immersive Joe’s NYC Bar returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with two shows a day at Assembly Underground. 

Whose Line is It Anyway? – Live at the Fringe

Whose Line is It Anyway? – Live at the Fringe

Improv comedy at the Fringe? It’s practically become a punchline in itself but the art of making it up on the spot is big business in Edinburgh in August. 

Notflix

Notflix

Five-star, total sell-out show, 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and Vaults Festival, 2017. 

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. 

A Singh in the North!

A Singh in the North!

A likeable character with an easy San Francisco drawl, Sid Singh is an American comedian who has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for five years now. 

Hivemind Presents: Playlight Robbery

Hivemind Presents: Playlight Robbery

Choosing a title from the loose flyers offered up by audience members, Hivemind’s quintet compose two improvised half-an-hour jaunts. 

Austentatious Presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care

Austentatious Presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care

For one night only, the Chortle Award-winning ladies and gentlemen of Austentatious swap their bonnets and breeches to raise money for Waverley Care. 

Sean Hughes's Blank Book

Sean Hughes's Blank Book

Improvised comedy is always a high stakes game. 

Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

As this Victorian romp reaches its climax and Sherlock Holmes whips a ladle out of his jacket to use as a weapon with a cry of “Good thing I sleep cook!” I am holding my sides … 

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

Improvisation and a cappella groups are two a penny at the Fringe, and it can be difficult to find a unique format with which to entertain the crowds. 

07800 834030: Thank You for Waiting

07800 834030: Thank You for Waiting

Miranda Kane’s show, 07800 834030: Thank You For Waiting returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for more secrets, confessions and answers – the dirtier the better. 

Rhapsodes

Rhapsodes

Back for another year, Adam Meggido and Sean McCann of Showstoppers! fame return to wow us with what is possibly the most impressive improvisational feat at the Fringe. 

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne are a team of improvisers that grew up mishearing song lyrics. 

Improv Cage Match

Improv Cage Match

Improv Cage Match pits two teams of brilliant improvisers against each other as they battle for the affections of you: the audience. 

Hivemind Presents: An Offer You Can't Refuse

Hivemind Presents: An Offer You Can't Refuse

By day, this city’s streets are bright and orderly, but by night, it is the playground of shysters and crooks, smugglers and thieves. 

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack is Sydney’s Steen Raskopoulos (Whose Line Is It Anyway – Australia, BBC’s Top Coppers) and Carlo Ritchie (The Checkout, Big Head Mode). 

Mutiny! An Improvised Pirate Adventure

Mutiny! An Improvised Pirate Adventure

Ahoy, m’hearties! Welcome aboard the Black Tricorn. 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

In their ninth Fringe run, Shellshock! bring you Shellshock! Improv Live!, a cheery mix of improvised sketches, stories and games. 

Bendy House

Bendy House

Let Bendy House take you on a journey – maybe to a Romford kitchen sink or perhaps the weather control arm of the civil service on the planet Zarg. 

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

The Stars of Racing Mind bring a fast paced, immensely funny and completely bonkers improvised Sherlock Holmes spectacular to the Fringe this year with this brilliant off the wall … 

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. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical seems to have become synonymous with the Fringe; their billboards plastering every major walkway across Edinburgh. 

Show Up

Show Up

Peter Michael Marino greets the audience as we arrive. 

Phill Jupitus: Achtung!/Acting!

Phill Jupitus: Achtung!/Acting!

Very much in the spirit of the Fringe, Phill Jupitus steps out of his comfort zone with a show of improvisational comedy that sees him inhabit two wonderfully diverse characters th… 

Cambridge Impronauts: Improv Actually

Cambridge Impronauts: Improv Actually

The Cambridge Impronauts return to the fringe with a long form improvised show that is a hot mess from shaky start to hilariously absurd finish. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Returning for yet another year at the Fringe Impromptu Shakespeare bring us a fun little romp of an hour, packed a plenty with witty one-liners and every Shakespearean trope under … 

The Patchwork Odyssey

The Patchwork Odyssey

The Patchwork Odyssey is a very unassuming show. 

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 Una… 

Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains

Jason Byrne: The Man with Three Brains

Jason Byrne is no stranger to festival stand-up, or festival audiences, and he has returned once again to Scotland’s capital with his new tour, The Man with Three Brains (althoug… 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

Within the last few years, the improvised musical has become a standard of the Fringe, with at least four in Edinburgh this summer. 

Cluedo Inc

Cluedo Inc

Returning with their sell-out show, Cluedo Inc bring the familiar whodunnit board game to life. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

I’m gonna start by saying this: I think reviewing improv is tough. 

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth are the University of St Andrews’ improv comedy group and they are back once again at this year’s Fringe. 

Hung Up

Hung Up

One ex-wife. 

Men With Coconuts

Men With Coconuts

One of the UK’s leading improv comedy shows and Fringe favourites Men With Coconuts are back! 60 minutes of improvised games, sketches and songs, culminating in a showstopping fi… 

The Committee: Improvised Comedy

The Committee: Improvised Comedy

London’s hottest improv group present an hour of hilarious, fast-paced improvised comedy. 

Improv Therapy

Improv Therapy

Improv Therapy is the free and fun way to revisit your past, predict your future and solve life’s problems! Come share your stories with seven of the best student improvisers the w… 

An Imp-Revised History of the World

An Imp-Revised History of the World

Ever wondered what would’ve happened if Rihanna had met Genghis Khan? What if Julius Caesar accidentally invented Snapchat? In this improvised comedy, the audience choose which cha… 

Cheeks

Cheeks

Lady Elizabeth is a reclusive artist. 

Comedians Against Humanity: Hosted by Yianni Agisilaou – Free

Comedians Against Humanity: Hosted by Yianni Agisilaou – Free

The underground hit of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh after sell-out shows in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. 

Off the Top: Neuroscience With Attitude

Off the Top: Neuroscience With Attitude

Science rapper Baba Brinkman (Rap Guide to Evolution) teams up with neuroscientist Dr Heather Berlin (host of Science Goes to the Movies on PBS) to explore the brain basis of impro… 

Chris Turner: What a Time to Be Alive

Chris Turner: What a Time to Be Alive

Chris Turner has moved to the good old US of A and he’s back in Edinburgh to tell the festival audiences about it. 

Tom Houghton: Class Half Empty

Tom Houghton: Class Half Empty

There are many indicators of class membership in British society, but if you have lost count of how many times you’ve been in the same room as the Queen, then it’s a safe bet t… 

Date Night With Bristol Improv

Date Night With Bristol Improv

Date night: the time when friends, family and lovers come together (though not all together) to spend time, catch up and share stories. 

Wildly Unprepared

Wildly Unprepared

Improved but not new, Wildly Unprepared return to the Fringe for our third year running! Our hour-long show is rife with quick and fun improv games that use audience suggestions to… 

Grimmprov: The Improvised Fairytale

Grimmprov: The Improvised Fairytale

Join Beard of Zeus as they present Grimmprov: The Improvised Fairytale, an evening of grizzly tales for ghastly grown-ups. 

Will Shakespeare's ImproMusical

Will Shakespeare's ImproMusical

A cast of expert improvisers promise a fast-paced, tuneful turn on the Bard’s works as if Shakespeare met Sondheim. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, York’s premier improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious scenes, songs and games based entirely on your audience suggestions – no t… 

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

You give us suggestions and we’ll give you a show! Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie-adventure-extravaganza. 

Comedy Lock-In

Comedy Lock-In

Daniel Audritt will be joined each evening by three of his favourite acts on the circuit. Stand-up, sketch, improv, musical comedy… every night will be a different bill. 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Following 2016’s Edinburgh Fringe sell-out, CSI returns with its improvised, witty and absurd murder mystery. 

Up Periscope

Up Periscope

Edinburgh local chats utter nonsense to a bunch of random strangers on the internet. 

Raymond Mearns is Present and Incorrect

Raymond Mearns is Present and Incorrect

Hello there! I’m back at the Fringe and back in The Beehive. 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Now in it’s 15th year, ComedySportz UK is the fast-paced improv show where two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. 

Craig Hill: Someone's Gonna Get Kilt!

Craig Hill: Someone's Gonna Get Kilt!

‘Flat-out hilarious. 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Following killer runs in 2015 and 2016, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang! Armed with your suggestions, they weave together a brand-new film in the style of Brit… 

Austentatious

Austentatious

After five glorious years of sell-out shows, Austentatious returns to Edinburgh! Join the all-star cast as they improvise a hilarious new Jane Austen masterpiece, based on a single… 

Anything Can Be a Podcast Returns Again for the Third Time! With John Hastings

Anything Can Be a Podcast Returns Again for the Third Time! With John Hastings

Anything Can Be a Podcast! Podcast! John Hastings improvises an hour of comedy based on suggestions from the Fringe’s top comedians, his teenage blog, and his friend Paul Stanley H… 

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

Award-winning improvisers The Maydays present this skin-prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket an… 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. 

Dan & Jamie Work On Progress

Dan & Jamie Work On Progress

Daniel Audritt (BBC Radio 4 and Channel 5) and Jamie Oliphant (ITV2’s TVOD and BBC New Comedian) bring an hour of stand-up to the Free Fringe’s most popular venue – the Free Sist… 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a fourth year, with top TV comedians, AKA the Gladi-Haters, improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. 

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

A brand new improvised radio show from the team behind Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Playback Impro plays back stories from the audience. 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others’. 

The Rule of Threes

The Rule of Threes

Daniel Audritt (hilarious stand-up and internationally acclaimed director; Amused Moose Finalist) Tamar Broadbent (hilarious world-touring stand-up and musical comedian; Amused Moo… 

CSI Comedy

CSI Comedy

Three of Edinburgh’s funniest comedians will have their sets dissected, critiqued, and reviewed, by the toughest comedy critics there are – the comedians themselves. 

John Robertson: Dominant

John Robertson: Dominant

More unstructured stand-up from the Cardinal of Chaos, the Ayatollah of Abuse, the Duke of Puke, John Robertson. 

Russell Hicks: The Brain is in the Heart

Russell Hicks: The Brain is in the Heart

70% improvisation, 30% stories about illicit drug use and Christian scientists. 

Is Edward Aczel Infinite?

Is Edward Aczel Infinite?

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

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after four sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious … 

This Is Soap

This Is Soap

All new! The unplanned, unscripted and unconventional cult comedy show. 

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

It’s back! The undisputed late night hit of 2016’s Fringe! Join improv legends Mike McShane and Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci for a mind-blowing, side-splitting sho… 

This Is Your Trial (PG)

This Is Your Trial (PG)

The UK’s only comedy court is back, but now, for all the family! An improvised show where Steve Bennett invites top comedians to be lawyers, prosecuting and defending members of th… 

Bright Lights, Big City Impro

Bright Lights, Big City Impro

Six improvisers barrel through the funnies in City Impro’s debut Edinburgh Fringe show where suggestions provided by you inspire an epic series of improvised comedy games, sketch… 

Comedian's Cinema Club: Beauty and the Beast

Comedian's Cinema Club: Beauty and the Beast

Film and comedy lovers alike will appreciate this increasingly popular show, led by an impressive group of comedians that changes every performance, along with the film they choo… 

Notflix

Notflix

Six hilarious young women. 

Google Drive

Google Drive

When choosing the most appropriate art form to explain statistical significance, Dan Attfield settled on hip-hop as having the most educational value. 

One Board Man

One Board Man

One Board Man is one of the most unique shows I have ever seen. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor?: An Improvised Adventure in Space & Time

Taking a much loved pop culture reference point is always a sure fire way to fill seats. 

Jack Left Town: The Improvised Rock Documentary

Jack Left Town: The Improvised Rock Documentary

An improvised rock documentary is a tall order, and Jack Left Town sets out with boundless enthusiasm, a strong absurdity curve and sick air guitar to deliver, even if some areas a… 

Peter Antoniou: 'Psychic' Comedian

Peter Antoniou: 'Psychic' Comedian

If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Fresh off his sell-out international tour, and with sell-out runs in London’s West End, let ‘Psychic’ comedian Peter Ant… 

Ready Steady Colour

Ready Steady Colour

Join us in our make-believe restaurant! Grab a table, order your black and white ‘plate of food’ and get colouring! Ready Steady Colour is an interactive theatre experience for all… 

Between You and Me

Between You and Me

This Brighton-based forum theatre company produce thought-provoking performances about social and political matters, using storytelling, discussion, and re-enactment. 

Creating a Believable Character Without the Use of Text

Creating a Believable Character Without the Use of Text

Award-winning Dutch performer Hiske Eriks presents a physical workshop in which we will search for a believable character by making small transformations. 

The Petting Zoo presents ZooTube

The Petting Zoo presents ZooTube

The Petting Zoo (“Improv supergroup” Time Out) presents ‘ZooTube’, where the good, the bad and the downright bizarre of the world of online videos is merrily ransacked to provi… 

Bramble FM

Bramble FM

Ostensibly a local radio station broadcasting on 69. 

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

Tongue Fu (and Tongue Fu 4 Kids!)

“amazing!” Guardian. 

Sorry: Harald Austbø

Sorry: Harald Austbø

The Viking warrior, the HubbaBubba Gum-chewing slut and the Hermit have placed the sign ‘Do Not Disturb’ on the door of the hotelroom. 

The Wedding Reception

The Wedding Reception

An unbeatable theatrical dining experience where you become guests at a wedding reception to remember. 

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

The Maydays present: Happily Never After

Being inspired by fairy tales, Gothic themes and the warped imagination of Tim Burton was all-too-clear in the wide and undeniably impressive range of sketches, theatre troupe The … 

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael

In 1987, celebrated BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish stood up on national television and shrugged off reports of an oncoming hurricane. 

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

The Presence of The Heap and The Happy Way to Go?

Theatre Inc. 

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-faced Showtime is the all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking phenomenon from the professional piss-heads behind Shit-faced Shakespeare. 

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

HumanMachine: Artificial Improvisation

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. 

The Print-shop

The Print-shop

Brighton comics creators and graphic novelists Joe Decie, Hannah Eaton and Daniel Locke are spending a week producing hundreds of original drawings, prints and comics that explore … 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

“Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

‘Playback Impro’ plays back moments and stories from the audience. 

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’. 

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Winner: Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016. 

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Chaos ensues as soon as you arrive at this fully immersive show where you dine, served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel. 

James Loveridge: Work In Progress

James Loveridge: Work In Progress

Voted ‘One To Watch’ at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 and nominated for Amused Moose Best Show 2016 at the Edinburgh Fringe, James is back with another hour of hilarious st… 

Lingua Franca Ensemble: Ephemera

Lingua Franca Ensemble: Ephemera

Lingua Franca Ensemble ‘Ephemera’ album launch concert. 

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. 

City Impro by the sea

City Impro by the sea

A rip-roaring rollercoaster of laughter where six improvisers make everything up on the spot as they race from one game to another. 

Julie Jepson: Randomonium

Julie Jepson: Randomonium

Lamb Comedy are beside themselves with excitement to be welcoming Barcelona’s No. 

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Viggo Venn: The Life of Pepito

Winner, Rising Star: The Media Eye, 2016. 

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Winner: Rising Star, The Media Eye, 2016. 

Darren Walsh: S'PUN

Darren Walsh: S'PUN

Fresh from winning Dave’s ‘Joke of the Fringe’, Darren Walsh set to work on ‘S’Pun’, the follow-up to 2015’s 5 star show ‘Punderbolt’, cramming in even more animations, videos … 

Haven't a Clue..!

Haven't a Clue..!

Think you know charades? Think again! After two sell-out years, ‘Haven’t a Clue. 

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Back by popular demand following last year’s sell-out shows at Brighton Fringe and Camden Fringe! Brighton’s improvised comedy favourites return to present another series o… 

Ahtuf Kontrol

Ahtuf Kontrol

Improvised music accompanying improvised contemporary dance. 

re:Verse

re:Verse

Ever wondered what a pavlova recipe sounds like in bossa nova? Or craved fitness tips set to industrial techno? Part improv, part concert, ‘re:Verse’ is an interactive musical come… 

Protect and Survive

Protect and Survive

1984. 

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

‘Venter’-To speak. 

C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation

C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is; not even the cast! Following a sell-out run at last year’s Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes, CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation are back, creating a 10… 

The Maydays Present: The Fringe Show

The Maydays Present: The Fringe Show

Turn up, tear out and laugh lots as we give other fringe shows a unique makeover! Taking the Brighton Fringe brochure as their inspiration, The Maydays create an entirely new show … 

Paul Revill: Revillations

Paul Revill: Revillations

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, heads to Brighton Fringe with his debut hour. 

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never be Caught!

Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts! Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. 

Notflix

Notflix

Waiting for the Call: The Improvised Musical’s Notflix has to be one of the best improv shows I have seen at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Like many of the other spontaneous improvisation shows here at the Fringe, Absolute Improv! offers non stop comedy through a variety of funny and fresh games that are inspired by s… 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Improvisation is the one word that can strike fear into the heart of any actor no matter what their experience. 

Murder She Didn't Write

Murder She Didn't Write

There are a fair number of improvised comedies this year, but Degrees of Error’s Murder She Didn’t Write is causing a particular buzz. 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton returns to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with an improvised comedy show. 

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

The Impromptunes take the first suggestion by the audience and make a musical out of it. 

The Art of Improvisation

The Art of Improvisation

Hear an acknowledged master of all styles of improvisation delve into as many variations as he can pack into a solo concert. 

Folie à Deux

Folie à Deux

High-wire improvised comedy from two of the stars of Chortle Award-winning Fringe hit, Austentatious. 

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. 

Californians Dreamin’

Californians Dreamin’

Californias Dreamin’, performed by California Poly SLO’s company Smile and Nod, comprises a mixture of short and long form improvisation, based on audience suggestions. 

Woman Up Improv Show

Woman Up Improv Show

Fresh from their sell-out Glasgow International Comedy Festival run, Scotland’s first all-women improv troupe Women Up are ready for their Fringe debut! With short form and long … 

Big Thumb

Big Thumb

Knowing Smirk return to the Fringe, where BroadwayBaby. 

The Very Nice Improv Show

The Very Nice Improv Show

These guys are fantastic improvisers. 

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Starting a show with a song containing the lyrics “it’s a stupid idea and it’ll never work” feels somewhat disingenuous when the song’s fully orchestrated and lit. 

You'll Never Get This Time Back

You'll Never Get This Time Back

You’ll Never Get This Time Back is a zany, absurd and irreverent hour of fun that casts a comic eye over the darker regions of the human soul. 

Nae Plans

Nae Plans

Taking their cue from the spontaneity of the traditional music session, two of our finest folk musicians, Hamish Napier (piano, flute, whistle, vocals) and Adam Sutherland (fiddle)… 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical from the University of Warwick return for their third stint at the Fringe, and while providing some light and silly entertainment, fails to land any punches eith… 

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. 

Memoirs of an Italian Stallion

Memoirs of an Italian Stallion

A comedy piece about my memories and life as a professional player. 

The Oxford Imps: Hyperdrive

The Oxford Imps: Hyperdrive

The Oxford Imps’ technologically-heavy Fringe show, Hyperdrive, perform a mixture of long and short form improvisation, using technology as stimulus. 

Men With Coconuts: Improvised Bond

Men With Coconuts: Improvised Bond

Edinburgh-based improv group Men with Coconuts present an entirely improvised Bond film, based on suggestions from the audience and using many familiar tropes and improvisation gam… 

An Imp-revised History of the World

An Imp-revised History of the World

Ever wondered what would’ve happened if Buddha met Hitler? Or what if Tesla accidentally invented time travel? In this improvised comedy show the audience will decide which chapt… 

Rhapsodes

Rhapsodes

Improvised comedy at its most virtuosic, Sean McCann and Adam Meggido (of Showstoppers! The Improvised Musical and School of Night fame) are two masters of their artform, with an a… 

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist

In Paul Duncan McGarrity’s eighth show at the Fringe, Ask An Archaeologist, interesting and funny are blended to create a must see stand-up at the heart of the Free Fringe Festiv… 

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Based on audience suggestions, the hour’s traffic of the stage is an improvised case which promises to be ‘the greatest Sherlock Holmes story ever’, The Case of the Lemon Pos… 

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack is Steen Raskopoulos (BBC’s Top Coppers, Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee) and Carlo Ritchie (The Checkout). 

Abandoman: Life + Rhymes

Abandoman: Life + Rhymes

A totally unique and mind-blowing musical comedy experience, if you’ve never seen or heard of Abandoman before then here is your chance to rectify that. 

Improvised Adventures in Time and Space

Improvised Adventures in Time and Space

The Doctor’s back and combating rogue aliens at the Fringe! Directed by one of the makers of Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes, we take you on a transcendental journey… 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! returns for their eighth Fringe run with Shellshock! Improv Live!, a fun improvised comedy show filled with scenes, sketches, stories and games improvised entirely on t… 

FiXion?

FiXion?

My story. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Every single audience member is given a ping pong ball with Shakespearean tropes written on them upon entry. 

Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

The premise: ‘Sherlock Holmes and the [insert audience suggestion here]. 

The Improverts

The Improverts

The Improverts are a group of five students from the University of Edinburgh who bring hard-hitting, lightning-quick comedy to the stage. 

Austentatious presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care

Austentatious presents... Crosstentatious! In Aid of Waverley Care

For one night only, the Chortle Award-winning ladies and gentlemen of Austentatious swap their bonnets and breeches to raise money for Waverley Care. 

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In

Do you like improv? Do you like standup? Hate having to choose between the two? Well, at The Noise Next Door’s Comedy Lock-In, you don’t have to settle – you can see both! Ye… 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstoppers! have a strong reputation preceding them, made evident by the number of people in the packed auditorium murmuring excitedly before the lights go down. 

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

An improvised Jane Austen novel was always going to be a lot of fun, and Austentatious’s talented cast certainly delivered an amusing hour of comedy. 

Nathan Cassidy: 42

Nathan Cassidy: 42

Nathan Cassidy offers comedy fare that fits right in at the Fringe, a mixture of social observation, wordplay, ranting and anecdotal amusement. 

Taiwan Season: Sounds of Taiwan

Taiwan Season: Sounds of Taiwan

Three expert musicians from France, Japan and Taiwan blend the sounds of three of the world’s most distinctive string instruments: erhu, sitar and cello. 

Best of UCLU Comedy Club

Best of UCLU Comedy Club

UCLU Comedy Club’s sketch troupe, The Gower Line, return to Edinburgh with their brand of ‘fast paced madness’ (Pi Media), presenting their favourite new sketches from the past yea… 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Mirth meets murder in the world’s daftest whodunnit. 

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth

St. 

Shhhh – An Improvised Silent Movie

Shhhh – An Improvised Silent Movie

A completely improvised silent movie accompanied by live ragtime piano music, inspired by the films and ambience of the 1920s. 

Running-a-Mock Presents: Facebook Official

Running-a-Mock Presents: Facebook Official

King’s College London’s improv team is looking for new friends. 

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

Improv Comedy where audience suggestions inspire rapidly unfolding scenes. 

BattleActs!

BattleActs!

BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi five-star comedy show that has performed to rave reviews around the country. 

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-bu… 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Five-star, three-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out improv comedy show! Edinburgh’s improv theatre company presents a fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back f… 

Trip the Light

Trip the Light

Three contemporary dance pieces by the creators of Budge3: **** (BroadwayBaby. 

Panicky Tack

Panicky Tack

Panicky Tack bring you musical comedy, but not as you (or they) know it. 

Stu and Garry’s Improv Show

Stu and Garry’s Improv Show

Award-winning Stu Murphy and Garry Dobson perform brilliant improvised comedy all year round as Stand Comedy Club residents. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, York’s premier improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious songs, scenes and games based entirely on your audience suggestions – no t… 

Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show

Glitch – The Improvised Puppet Show

An improvised comedy show performed by a cast of puppets for adults. 

Late Night Old Town Bloodbath

Late Night Old Town Bloodbath

Released from the family basement after 300 years, alleged cannibal James Douglas (1697-1715) invites you to join him and his guests for a depraved late night horror show splattere… 

The Mariuh Caring Career Agency

The Mariuh Caring Career Agency

Somewhere between theatre and stand-up, The Mariuh Caring Career Agency will leave you with extra laughter lines to botox and will add some extra sparkle to your life. 

Dreamform: Improvised Theatre

Dreamform: Improvised Theatre

Welcome to Dreamform. 

Improvabunga!

Improvabunga!

The critically described Watch This Improv Troupe strike again at the Fringe with their unique brand of improv comedy. 

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… 

The Blind Date Project

The Blind Date Project

Desperate and looking for love, Anna (AFI award-winner Bojana Novakovic, star of Rake and Shameless) is a woman at a karaoke bar waiting for a date. 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a third year, with top TV comedians – aka the Gladi-Haters – improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. 

Frigid Moan's Diary

Frigid Moan's Diary

Ryan Matthewson is uninhibited, unhinged and definitely under the influence as he presents Frigid Moan’s Diary – a show for anyone that has ever been stood up, set up or felt up. 

Measure 4 Measure (Abridged)

Measure 4 Measure (Abridged)

Sex, politics, and puppetry are alive and well in William Shakespeare’s Measure 4 Measure (Abridged). 

The He & She Show

The He & She Show

Funny moments exist in all relationships. 

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

A dark and twisted musical tale inspired by the warped imaginations of film director Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice) and the Brothers Grimm. 

Russell Hicks: Deadliner

Russell Hicks: Deadliner

Dead’liner’ n. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Playback Impro plays back moments and stories from the audience. 

Bristol Improv Takes Over the World

Bristol Improv Takes Over the World

Bristol Improv return to the Fringe with their new format Bristol Improv Take Over the World! Follow five dastardly scientists as they attempt to thwart opponents and overcome obst… 

The Wimps Show

The Wimps Show

The Arts Theatre West End’s resident improv troupe perform their high octane brand of slick, witty, musical improvised comedy for free! (Usually costs £10, duh. 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK is the North West’s top improvised comedy troupe. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Playback Impro plays back moments and stories from the audience. 

The Sandy and Danni Improv Show!

The Sandy and Danni Improv Show!

Character comedy improvisers Leanna and Angela present Sandy and Danni, two desperate and deluded American girls looking for fairy tale romance. 

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. 

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

Any Suggestions, Doctor? An Improvised Adventure in Space and Time

An episode of Doctor Who improvised before your eyes! From a fantastic team, including five-star directors, producers, actors and comedians, (Nouse, 2015). 

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

Peter Antoniou – Happy Medium

If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Direct from London’s West End, award-winning ‘psychic’ comedian Peter Antoniou brings his unique skills to peer inside you… 

Liars' Club

Liars' Club

This successful London club night comes to Edinburgh. 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

After a blockbuster 2015, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang. 

Amazing (Probably)

Amazing (Probably)

Sid’s the best comic you haven’t heard of, which is saying a lot, because you haven’t heard of a lot of comics. 

Shoot From The Hip: For a Laugh

Shoot From The Hip: For a Laugh

Shoot From The Hip are coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time ever! With five years running weekly residencies at two of London’s hottest comedy clubs, Top Se… 

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

‘For anyone genuinely interested in comedy and comedians, this is the must-see show of the festival’ ***** (Scotsman). 

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Join the best comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arteFACT and arteFICTION in an improvised set prompted by genuine objects found in the National Museum o… 

Is It Tabu?

Is It Tabu?

Hilarious and moving spontaneous show reveals the dramas that transpire when an older TV actress from Hi-De-Hi and a younger classical actor get together and stage their own play. 

Freestyle Comedy 3

Freestyle Comedy 3

It’s stand-up, but not as you know it: no rules, no backup, no script, a helter-skelter descent into pure comedy. 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches and then each other’s. 

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

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

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

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. 

The Improvised Improv Show

The Improvised Improv Show

Taking improv to the next level – we improvise the cast! ‘Belly-laugh inducing’ (Platform). 

When You Improv on a Star: an Improvised Disney-Style Musical

When You Improv on a Star: an Improvised Disney-Style Musical

Be Prepared for a Disney-style musical like you’ve never seen before! We’ll take you to A Whole New World full of princesses, witches, and talking animals, starring in an improvise… 

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. 

Men With Coconuts

Men With Coconuts

Last year’s Top Free Show on the Fringe (Daily Record) is back for a limited run only! Improvised comedy games and sketches culminating in an entirely improvised musical. 

This is Soap

This is Soap

The comedy soap that you control. 

Shite Club – The Downfall of Jellybean Martinez

Shite Club – The Downfall of Jellybean Martinez

First rule of Shite Club: F*ck Shite Club! The mad Spanish bastard that is Jellybean searches for his new style of comedy by any means possible. 

This is Your Trial

This is Your Trial

The UK’s only courtroom based improvised comedy returns for a fourth year. 

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

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

The eight time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone. 

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

A jaw-dropping, side-splitting comedy experience every night, created with the likes of guest improv legends Colin Mochrie or Mike McShane, with one of the world’s top hypnotists (… 

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

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

The eight time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone. 

The Free Association: JACUZZI

The Free Association: JACUZZI

The Free Association is London’s leading improv powerhouse, and we’re thrilled to bring you our headline show: JACUZZI. 

The Showstoppers' Kids' Show

The Showstoppers' Kids' Show

Here in their very own story factory, Olivier Award-winning West End improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them into marvellous, musical adventures, … 

The Free Association Presents...

The Free Association Presents...

Three brilliant, original and hilarious improv acts: DVD Box Set – your new favourite TV show, entirely improvised by a cast of FA players, inspired by an audience suggestion. 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Fringe sensations Racing Minds are back after three sell-out years! A doddery grandfather can’t quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious… 

Monkey Barrel Comedy @ The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Monkey Barrel Comedy @ The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Every night of the Festival, Edinburgh’s famous Monkey Barrel Comedy Club (Winner, Best Small Comedy Club, Scottish Comedy Awards 2016), brings you a cracking showcase of premier s… 

Raymond Mearns is Feeling the Love

Raymond Mearns is Feeling the Love

Raymond Mearns is one of the best and most consistent performers on the UK and international comedy circuit. 

The Science of Living Things

The Science of Living Things

Delighting London audiences since 2013, The Science of Living Things bring their trademark show to Brighton. 

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver

Maxx Silver writes and performs all of his own music. 

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Fringe veterans Max and Ivan bring their show Unstoppable to The Warren for this year’s Brighton Fringe. 

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff, the Brighton based improvisation troupe, bring their show Crime and Funishment to the Fringe. 

Coating Under Pressure

Coating Under Pressure

The Coaterie are a collection of some of London’s finest comedy minds, brought together under a single banner. 

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 devi… 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

Actors play back audience stories. 

The Thermos Museum

The Thermos Museum

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

Amadeus Martin: God Created Brixton

Amadeus Martin: God Created Brixton

Award-winning comedian Amadeus Martin takes you on a journey through Brixton urban legends, anecdotes and observations, from the failed Viking Invasion of 885AD, the Victorian Era … 

LoveHard

LoveHard

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

Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion

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

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Basil, Sybil and Manuel are back to serve a 3-course meal in this “authentic, chaotic, eccentric and hilarious experience” (The Sussex Newspaper). 

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

Star Wars: A Dating Odyssey

So you like Star Wars and can’t find a date? Follow dating Padawan, Aaron Ayjay, as he takes a comedic look at his relationship disasters and his passion for all things Star Wars. 

Funny Women: Time of the Month

Funny Women: Time of the Month

Funny Women’s share and gig night is perfect for comedy lovers and beginners. 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

For those of you who have yet to encounter the fringe phenomenon that is Shit-Faced Shakespeare, this is a show that does exactly what it says on the tin. 

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. 

Project2: Improvised Science Fiction

Project2: Improvised Science Fiction

Project2 improvise science fiction. 

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 thi… 

Vanity Bites Back

Vanity Bites Back

A “Bold, subversive and very funny” clown cookery show about searching for self worth in a cheesecake. 

Pimp My Busk

Pimp My Busk

The show must go on! The guerrilla Pimp My Busk crew will be ambushing unsuspecting festival buskers with a sprinkle of razzamatazz, a dash of glamour and a pinch of pazazz. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

“Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits,” says The Independent. 

Comedians' Cinema Club

Comedians' Cinema Club

Comedians’ Cinema Club brings together the UK’s best comedians and forces them to improvise their way through movies. 

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. 

C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation

C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation

Mirth meets murder in world’s daftest whodunnit. 

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. 

The Star Factory

The Star Factory

Enthused? Inspired? Vibing? If you love Brighton Fringe why not become part of it? Loquacious Luvvie or Lounge Lizard, it could be you on stage making mediocre scripts something gr… 

Notflix

Notflix

Theatre Company Waiting For The Call wasted no time in making us feel included within the show. 

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Rachel Parris: Best Laid Plans

Rachel Parris (‘Austentatious’, ‘The IT Crowd’) presents her new musical comedy about not having it all. 

G

G

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

We Come in Peace

We Come in Peace

Your quick wits and sharp tongue are all that stand between Earth and total destruction. 

Mingus Underground Octet

Mingus Underground Octet

The great Charles Mingus had a unique approach to music. 

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

Bob and Jim do ‘The Rest of The Lot’. 

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack's Trees plus The Cloggz

Terry Pack’s Trees is an unfeasibly large ensemble, of up to 40 local musicians, which performs exciting, groove-based, new and original jazz. 

Abandoman: Life & Rhymes

Abandoman: Life & Rhymes

Using their trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Abandoman (Ireland’s top comedy hip-hop improv team) present their biggest and best show to dat… 

Aaaaaaand... It Is What It Is

Aaaaaaand... It Is What It Is

Born in the grim shadow of Brighton Pier, the ‘It Is What It Is’ comedy-collective are here to bring you mirth, levity and so much more. 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

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

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

The Maydays present: Pitch That Show

Award-winning comedy troupe, The Maydays, pitch ideas for a new improvised show every night, inspired by the audience. 

Improv Deathmatch

Improv Deathmatch

An improvised comedy show where two teams battle to see who can make the audience laugh hardest. 

Nathan Cassidy: 42 (Preview)

Nathan Cassidy: 42 (Preview)

Award-winning comedian with a random set-list in a quest to find the meaning of life. 

Murder, She Didn't Write

Murder, She Didn't Write

Move over Sherlock! You become the author in this original and hilarious improvised comedy! Each night, Degrees of Error presents an unplanned, unscripted and never-before-seen mur… 

The Marvellous Mechanical Mesmerist

The Marvellous Mechanical Mesmerist

The title looked like something from a Victorian sideshow. 

Lights! Camera! Improvise! - The Improvised Movie Live on Stage

Lights! Camera! Improvise! - The Improvised Movie Live on Stage

Olivier Award winning comedy company Mischief Theatre return to the Fringe for 3 nights only with their improvised movie direct from a sell-out West End run. 

Cariad & Paul: A Two Player Adventure

Cariad & Paul: A Two Player Adventure

Through their use of improvisation and mime, backed with a fantastic live band (The Glue Ensemble), Cariad and Paul bring to life a series of hilarious stories, based solely on one… 

Off the Top

Off the Top

Baba Brinkman (science rapper, Fringe First winner, and half the cast of Off The Top) really loves his wife. 

Franks and Skinner Present: Myself and Myself

Franks and Skinner Present: Myself and Myself

If life gives you lemons you stuff them in a German’s face and make a joke about sauerkraut. 

Abnormally Funny People

Abnormally Funny People

Abnormally Funny People showcases some of the best and brightest comedians living with disabilities on the circuit, oh and a token “normal”. 

BEINGS

BEINGS

Susan Harrison and Andrew Gentilli are clearly good improvisers, and their joint credentials imply that BEINGS should be a highly entertaining and swift hour of long form improv co… 

Notflix

Notflix

Think of a terrible plot, think of awful characterisation, think of twists so frustratingly illogical that you yearn for the narrative simplicity of Memento. 

Theatre Engine: FlashMob

Theatre Engine: FlashMob

A mash-up of dance, music, mobile phones and you! FlashMob begins as a game of words and ends as a dance party for all participants – with audience members interacting with movem… 

Why Didn't We Have This Conversation a Year Ago?

Why Didn't We Have This Conversation a Year Ago?

Mediating Conversations about Conflict: The Church, the Constitution and the Climate. 

Brody and Chadwick's Great Blimp Deception

Brody and Chadwick's Great Blimp Deception

Irish comedians Giles Brody and Colin Chadwick invite you to a compendium of sketch comedy, featuring childish Nobel Prize winners, Frankenstein’s reformed monster, Teen Pope, Go… 

The Society of Strange

The Society of Strange

Every year the Fringe is swarming with many improvised shows, with very few original ideas. 

Oliver Meech's Improvised Magic Show

Oliver Meech's Improvised Magic Show

Oliver Meech is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe, having brought his show When Magic and Science Collide in previous years. 

BEINGS

BEINGS

Susan Harrison (The Showstoppers: ‘A professionally staged and brilliantly executed piece of work that is a shining example of how good improv can be’ ***** (Chortle. 

PianoPiano

PianoPiano

PianoPiano redefines modern classical music with this powerful show of original pieces dedicated to nine female trail-blazers. 

Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show Live!

Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show Live!

After a sell-out run in 2014 Josh and Producer Neil return with their award-winning XFM Podcast . 

The Beau Zeaux: An Improvised Comedy

The Beau Zeaux: An Improvised Comedy

The Beau Zeaux are impressive in their intensity. 

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

Ever wanted to know what a camping trip sounds like through the medium of opera? Yes, I’m being serious, and this is just one of many bizarre performances you will see from The Dis… 

The Improverts

The Improverts

As the members of Edinburgh University’s improv troupe run into the flashing lights, accompanied by music and applause, they are introduced to us as ‘the players’. 

Tommy Tiernan Alive in Edinburgh

Tommy Tiernan Alive in Edinburgh

Before he took to the stage, Tommy Tiernan took in some shows around Edinburgh. 

Five-a-Side Theatre

Five-a-Side Theatre

“Join our storytelling team as they use innovative improve [sic] techniques to craft a narrative from audience members’ true stories,” boasts the Five-a-Side flyer. 

48 Minutes / Free Festival

48 Minutes / Free Festival

I am not entirely sure why comedians Ben Shannon and Mike Reed decided their set should be forty-eight minutes long, rather than a full hour, but it actually doesn’t really matte… 

Folie à Deux

Folie à Deux

High-wire improvised comedy from two of the stars of Chortle award-winning Fringe hit, Austentatious. 

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

The improv concept of This Is Your Trial is sound: two comedians take on the roles of prosecution and defence as they argue over cases that are brought by the audience. 

The Knowing Smirk Comedy Show

The Knowing Smirk Comedy Show

Banter and silliness are the driving force of this Cheltenham sketch comedy troupe. 

Improvabunga: Funny Side Up

Improvabunga: Funny Side Up

After a quick introduction to the performers, a few improvisational examples, such as a Lonely Hearts Ad from a toilet and a first date at the Battle of Waterloo, we were introduce… 

The Maydays & Friends: Unplugged

The Maydays & Friends: Unplugged

The award-winning Maydays take you on a tour of improv shows from the past, present. 

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness

How do you cope when you are at your wits’ end? Is there hope in the darkness? Out of Darkness, an improvised and interactive Playback Theatre production by students from Taylor … 

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Beardyman: One Album Per Hour

Beardyman has been a regular Fringe success for several years and it’s easy to see why. 

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. 

Murder, She Didn't Write

Murder, She Didn't Write

A remarkably intricate and engaging murder mystery is created from scratch every night. 

Comedians' Cinema Club

Comedians' Cinema Club

No amount of advance research can prepare you for Comedians’ Cinema Club. 

Flow! FRINGE

Flow! FRINGE

Flow! is a revolutionary open stage event that sees dancers in close conversation with poets. 

Stuck!

Stuck!

Three strangers trapped by fate. 

Abandoman – Hot Desk

Abandoman – Hot Desk

Back by popular demand, Ireland’s top comedy hip hop improv team bring 2014’s show ‘Hot Desk’ to Edinburgh three nights only! Using their trademark blend of audience interaction … 

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! Improv Live!

Shellshock! are back at the Fringe for our seventh year running! Join us as we improvise scenes, stories, sketches and games entirely on the spot, based on your suggestions. 

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… 

Baby Wants Candy: The Graduation Show

Baby Wants Candy: The Graduation Show

The Graduation Show is where BWC’s Fringe Improv Intensive Workshop students strut their stuff in a showcase performance having learnt long-form improv from the finest! Find out … 

Baby Wants Candy: The Improv All Star Explosion!

Baby Wants Candy: The Improv All Star Explosion!

Award-winning Fringe favourite musical improvisers present an evening of spontaneous music, monologues, mayhem and hilariously insane fun. 

Baby Wants Candy Workshops

Baby Wants Candy Workshops

Learn musical improv from the best! Internationally renowned award-winning Chicago troupe, the ‘entertainment phenomenon’ (Scotsman) Baby Wants Candy invites you to learn to improv… 

The Improveteers!

The Improveteers!

Once the show begins and the lights come up, the lighting designer (or so we thought) walks away from the desk and takes to the stage in silence, before introducing himself as our … 

The Sinister Tales of Doctor Synistra

The Sinister Tales of Doctor Synistra

Improv with a dark twist! As you enter the theatre you will be welcomed by the cast who will show you to your seats and make sure you are sitting comfortably, before using dark mag… 

An Improvised Murder

An Improvised Murder

An Improvised Murder. 

Barbed

Barbed

A cosmic pile-on of free-thinking radicals from Northern Ireland present a smorgasbord of performance art, improvised music, comedy and spoken word, reeking of trusting, spontaneou… 

All Our Friends Are Dead

All Our Friends Are Dead

When Norris – one half of the outstanding comedy duo Norris and Parker (Katie Norris and Sinead Parker, directed by Lucia Fox) – learns that she was lured here labouring under … 

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth are a special improv comedy group - wonderfully talented and energetic. 

The Giggle Dungeon Take Over!

The Giggle Dungeon Take Over!

The Giggle Dungeon has its sights set sights on the north! They are bringing every weapon in their arsenal. 

Yo Mama Battle!

Yo Mama Battle!

The sell-out smash hit from Australia makes its international debut, the annual Yo Mama Battle! Starring the hottest comedians battling it out over topics chosen by you! Yes you! A… 

Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net

The best in improvised stand-up, Set List presents a daily changing selection of Fringe favourites performing a never before seen set without a moment’s preparation. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

In Macbeth, Act II, Scene 3, the Porter states “Drink [. 

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

Baby Wants Candy: The Completely Improvised Full Band Musical

If you’re planning on making the trip to see Baby Wants Candy, get your title suggestions ready now! The audience for his fully improvised musical comedy has barely taken their s… 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. 

Phil Kay 'n' Russell Hicks: Psychedelicious

Phil Kay 'n' Russell Hicks: Psychedelicious

Fringe veteran, freewheeling storytelling Phil is joined by Russell the brilliant young American upstart, cut from similar cloth. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

The concept of Playback Impro is both a simple and an effective one. 

Mixology

Mixology

Like any good cocktail, this is an improv group that has layers. 

The Free Association

The Free Association

The Free Association is proud to present an hour of the finest and funniest improvised comedy on the Fringe. 

The School of Night: Rhapsodes

The School of Night: Rhapsodes

Improvisation in any context can be challenging, but throw in some Shakespeare and an incredibly complex collection of rhyming structures and it seems nigh on impossible. 

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised

Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised spins out a fully-fledged, one hour show, firmly founded on nothing more than the performers’ wit, charm, comedic reflexes and audi… 

The Improv Musical

The Improv Musical

In its second year at the Fringe, The Improv Musical is a fun, heart-warming comedy by Music Theatre Warwick, despite failing to live up to its improvised appearance. 

Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net

What if someone else wrote a set list of outrageous and original topics for the world’s best stand-up comedians, and they had to perform from it with literally zero seconds to pr… 

Upstairs Downton – The Improvised Episode

Upstairs Downton – The Improvised Episode

Upstairs Downton – The Improvised Episode opens with the ordinarily subdued theme tune to ITV’s massively popular period drama, Downton Abbey, played on kazoos and a recorder. 

Men With Coconuts

Men With Coconuts

Edinburgh-based Men With Coconuts are back with their five-star improv comedy show! Sixty minutes of improvised games and scenes culminating in an entirely improvised Broadway-styl… 

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

Hilarious 100% raw improvisation is on the menu as some weird and wonderful suggestions are taken from the audience while performing short-form improvisation games. 

A Ward Winning Storey

A Ward Winning Storey

Tom Ward (BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist 2014) and human curiosity Andy Storey (Leicester Square New Comedian finalist 2012) gloriously unite for an hour, where the carefully … 

A to Z Improv Comedy

A to Z Improv Comedy

Jump on board the late night comedy roller coaster! Where will it go? Nobody knows! Based on audience suggestions, each show is unique and spontaneous. 

Bristol Improv Steals the Show – Free

Bristol Improv Steals the Show – Free

Bristol Improv return with their hit format Bristol Improv Steals the Show! Everything on stage is completely improvised based on you, the audience! Expect to have your programmes … 

Sherlock and Watson: Best Friends Forever

Sherlock and Watson: Best Friends Forever

A joyfully improvised comedy following the adventures of the world’s most beloved partners in crime. 

Supermassive Face Palm

Supermassive Face Palm

Ever screwed up? Said the wrong thing? Wished the ground would just swallow you whole? A problem shared is a problem halved, so meet improv troupe Game Face. 

Late Show

Late Show

Where the who’s who of comedy and comedy’s new breakout stars love to perform and audiences love to be. 

UCLU Comedy Club Presents...

UCLU Comedy Club Presents...

Join UCLU Comedy Club’s Blank Slates for an hour of thrilling improvised comedy, as they follow the story of a young superhero on their rise to glory. 

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Fasten your knickerbockers and hold onto your bonnets: Austentatious is back for a fourth year of frilly-meets-filthy improvisation, based exceptionally loosely on the collected wo… 

Compose Mantis: The Duo-plicity of Improv

Compose Mantis: The Duo-plicity of Improv

Long-form scenic improvisation from two of the smartest, funniest, most talented and immodest improvisers in the world. 

Voices in Your Head

Voices in Your Head

Voices returns, pitting the festival’s best comedy performers against a disembodied Voice who will interrogate and inspire, creating spontaneous comedy mayhem. 

Once Upon a...

Once Upon a...

A brand new Once Upon A… adventure where anything can happen. 

Freestyle Comedy

Freestyle Comedy

It’s stand-up, but not as you know it: no rules, no back-up, no script, a helter-skelter descent into pure comedy. 

Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy

Ben Fogg (self-proclaimed ninth funniest man alive, both halves of the original odd couple, Mr Oak Furniture Land 2009, close personal friend of Avril Lavigne) has written a deep, … 

Stu and Garry and...

Stu and Garry and...

Award-winning Stu Murphy and Garry Dobson perform brilliant improvised comedy all year round as Stand Comedy Club residents. 

Absolute Improv!

Absolute Improv!

Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. 

The Lot

The Lot

Bob and Jim do The Lot, from flip-flops to fracking via democracy, pop music, lentils, wrestling, nozzles and everything else ever. 

Bob and Jim – The Lot

Bob and Jim – The Lot

Bob and Jim do The Lot, from flip-flops to fracking via democracy, pop music, lentils, wrestling, nozzles and everything else ever. 

Imaginary Porno Charades

Imaginary Porno Charades

Forty-five minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem. 

Baron Sternlook's Improvised Musical

Baron Sternlook's Improvised Musical

James Lovelock (Showstopper, Music Box) and his herd of musical improvisers bring you the silliest musicals ever never written, all improvised from your suggestions. 

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles, York’s premier improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious songs, scenes and games based entirely on your audience suggestions. 

Pun-Man's Pun Party

Pun-Man's Pun Party

UK Pun Champion Leo Kearse, aka Pun-Man, is here to save humanity from observational comedy with a pun party! But he’s having a bit of trouble adapting to your planet. 

Hate 'N' Live

Hate 'N' Live

There’s too much love at the Fringe. 

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday...

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday...

Improvised stories, with a big heart. 

A Ward Winning Storey

A Ward Winning Storey

Tom Ward (BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist 2014) and human curiosity Andy Storey (Leicester Square New Comedian finalist 2012) gloriously unite for an hour, where the carefully … 

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

Hilarious 100% raw improvisation is on the menu as some weird and wonderful suggestions are taken from the audience while performing short-form improvisation games. 

The Maydays Present: Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show

The Maydays Present: Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show

Theorising that new episodes are possible within their own lifetime, the Maydays step into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanish. 

Love Hate Relationship

Love Hate Relationship

Stand-up comedians Carmen Ali and Jake Pickford have decided to put their relationship to the ultimate test by doing a show together. 

The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure

The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure

The picnic hamper’s packed, it’s time for a jolly adventure in the grand old style of Enid Blyton! Cast yourself back to the 1940s when houses cost thruppence, snuff was tuppen… 

Russell Hicks: Big Mouth Strikes Again

Russell Hicks: Big Mouth Strikes Again

American smart ass showcases the wit that got him described as ‘a mix between Jack Dee and Dennis Leary’ (BroadwayBaby. 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show. 

Tricorn Improv

Tricorn Improv

Tricorn Improv! Have you ever had an amazing or wonderful idea for theatre but you couldn’t quite put to it to paper? Well then maybe it is now time to try it out on stage! Trico… 

What the Dickens!

What the Dickens!

Improvised comedy with a twist. 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

It’s comedy set swapping live! The show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. 

Shaken Not Stirred

Shaken Not Stirred

Alex Fox and Dom O’Keefe improvise high-octane, tongue-in-cheek, never before seen adventures in the style of a James Bond film from your suggestions. 

Anything Can Be a Podcast Podcast Returns!

Anything Can Be a Podcast Podcast Returns!

John Hastings is back with his totally improvised stand-up comedy show that is released each day as a podcast (you know, internet radio thing). 

All American Boy

All American Boy

Sid Singh isn’t the first guy you think of when you think ‘America’, but so what? What’re you, an expert? No? Then chill out dude. 

The Improvised Improv Show – Free Show!

The Improvised Improv Show – Free Show!

Taking improv to the next level – we improvise the cast! Now in its third year, the Fringe’s free daily improv jam returns for more comedy scenes and games based entirely on audi… 

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

No script Sherlock! The stars of Fringe sensations Racing Minds and Impromptu Shakespeare take you on a thrilling new adventure each day through the underworld of Victorian Britain… 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

It’s comedy set swapping live! The show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. 

The Blunder Games

The Blunder Games

A non-stop hour of nonsensical family fun from madcap double act Chris and Cammy. 

Jellybean Martinez: Mr Saturday Night TV

Jellybean Martinez: Mr Saturday Night TV

Back in the day, Saturday night TV was the thing to stay in for. 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

‘A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. 

Luca Cupani: Still Falling

Luca Cupani: Still Falling

London-based Italian comedian. 

All American Boy

All American Boy

Sid Singh isn’t the first guy you think of when you think ‘America’, but so what? What’re you, an expert? No? Then chill out dude. 

All Made Up: This Time It's Social

All Made Up: This Time It's Social

Like or hate Facebook, you’re guaranteed to love this all-female social media inspired comedy improv show. 

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. 

The Noise Next Door: The Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The Noise Next Door: The Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The seven-time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone. 

Vegas Nocturne

Vegas Nocturne

Born in a Spiegeltent at New York’s Fulton Fish Market, Spiegelworld created controversial comedy-circus hit Absinthe. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

A brand new musical is created from scratch at every performance of this multi award-winning show. 

Shit-Faced Showtime

Shit-Faced Showtime

From the team who brought you Shit-Faced Shakespeare comes an all new, all singing, all drinking, musical show! Shit-Faced Showtime by the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions… 

This Is Soap

This Is Soap

Making a return in C theatre’s 24th year – the comedy soap that you control. 

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In

It’s back… An entirely unique entertainment experience every night with the quickest wits in comedy and their astonishing special guests. 

The Oxford Imps

The Oxford Imps

What makes the Oxford Imps special? They stop at nothing to ensure that every audience member is having as much fun as they are. 

BRA Presents: The News in Brief

BRA Presents: The News in Brief

Good Evening and welcome to BRA News.