MC Hammersmith (aka Will Naameh, the tall skinny posh one from Spontaneous Potter) is a freestyle rapper straight outta middle-class west London.
An entirely improvised wizarding comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title.
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…
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…
Witness the incredible, as renowned improv duo The Clones take to the stage.
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…
Brand new, uncensored and totally unrehearsed.
Over 50, Scottish, female, free-form double act – Beware of imitations – These ladies are the real deal.
The smash-hit show returns for its seventh year! Top TV comedians hate on topics suggested by the audience.
Comedy set-swapping live! The cult-hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others’.
Timmy was in showbusiness for 28 years, he was a child actor, appeared in the 1976 movie Bugsy Malone.
It’s stand-up, but not as you know it; no rules, no backup, no script and no set list.
Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie adventure extravaganza.
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 …
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…
In this world premiere, the shimmering beauty of South Indian melodies blends with electronic sound effects and virtuosic improvisation.
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…
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 and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature.
In The Glass Imaginary, we improvise a brand-new play every day, inspired by the works of Tennessee Williams.
The rather evil Sylus Rothchild is running for president.
Around the campfire, late one night, sit some improvisers.
An interactive show where the audience finds themselves in the hands of three friendly faces of a demonic cult.
Improvised Harry Potter from Chortle Award-winning Jericho Comedy.
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…
Get pumped and party this fringe! ‘Class.
British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is pioneering a new dating show.
New double act, Shenoah Allen (Pajama Men) and Nina Conti (in a buffalo suit) gonna stare into your souls through their own cracked worldview.
‘Watching audiences tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it’ (Daily Telegraph).
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…
No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The hit improvised murder mystery returns for a fifth year.
The Spice Girls of improv return for a fifth triumphant year in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy.
A classic murder mystery created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show from The Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company.
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…
An entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fan-fiction title.
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 …
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 is an ambitious concept without the follow-through.
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.
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.
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 …
Spin that wheel! Join us for an evening of totally improvised musical comedy where you create the show.
In this spoof chat show, David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls, Comedy Store Players) interviews comedians about the career they never had.
Auto-Correbt have set themselves the challenge of performing every other show at Edinburgh Fringe.
Imagine Bandersnatch with less clothes, more STDs and an instagram filter over the screen.
People have much to hide.
Not many comedy fans would turn down the chance to see the legendary Whose Line Is It Anyway? gang live.
Gary Tro and Tom Livingston have picked the perfect subject for their improv show.
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.
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…
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…
Join Willis & Vere for three evenings of live comedy podcast recordings with special guests.
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 first premiered his maniacal game show The Dark Room back in 2012.
Giant Wolf Theatre Company is a group of young artists whose goal is to devise, create and be makers of great theatre.
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.
The greatest tales are only told once.
The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that has enjoyed two successful years at the Edinburgh Fringe (2017 and 2018).
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…
A spontaneous play in the style of Caryl Churchill.
The Last Supper invites you to confess your deepest, darkest and funniest sins.
Critically acclaimed award-winning show returns to Edinburgh for a third year.
An unassuming front door gives no clue to what characters and relationships lie behind it.
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…
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 is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fan fiction title.
To say that Murder She Didn’t Write, from Degrees of Error, is a slick production is an understatement.
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 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 features a bumper cast of improv experts who give assured performances throughout, but too many bells and whistles lead to a muddled production.
Doron Perk is a dancer and choreographer based in New York City and Danielle Friedman is a pianist and composer based in Berlin.
A “nearly” comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during the London Bridge terror attack in 2017.
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.
“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…
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.
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.
It’s a Belgian treat: sweeter than chocolates.
Jason Byrne returns with his brand-new show, Wrecked but Ready.
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…
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 pits two improv teams against each other, with the audience declaring the winner.
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…
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…
Dynamite! is the regular showcase of the University of Bristol’s improvised comedy society, Bristol Improv.
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, University of York’s improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe for their 12th year.
Criminal is an anarchic improv night in which four comedians (one detective and three suspects) have to investigate a grisly murder.
In the world’s darkest hours, when everything seems comedy-less, only one troupe of comedians can save us all.
Brain Rinse returns.
It’s stand-up, but not as you know it.
Amazing tales, elegantly told.
When you watch a show, you only see half the action.
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…
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.
Boy meets girl.
Crime of the Hour is a true crime-themed comedy improv show.
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…
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…
Beard of Zeus returns for their fourth year! Come and see the amazing improv troupe from Southampton perform their newest show: Medium Rare Improv.
Winners: People’s Choice Award, Vault Festival 2017.
Never seen before.
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 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 is a fusion of character stand-up and improv comedy with some audience participation.
After international success in Ireland and Australia, the critically acclaimed, award-winning show returns to Edinburgh for a seventh year.
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).
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…
A combination of stand-up comedy, crowd work and improvised music.
Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others’.
Comedy sketch swapping live! The hit cult show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others’.
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 …
This is Lolbot Wars.
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 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, …
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…
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…
413 years ago Macbeth was first performed.
The cult hit of 2018 is back! The funniest Fringe performers play board/card/party games live on stage.
A fully improvised show created using your favourite TV programmes.
You’ve seen football.
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 …
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…
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 – Gary Lynch tours all over Europe with The Good The Bad and The Irish.
A musical journey through the hilarious foibles and pain that come with having a heart in this modern world.
Daniel Craig has pulled out of the next James Bond film.
The Fringe’s longest running improvised comedy group enters into its 30th year at its home, The Bedlam Theatre.
The smash-hit show returns for a sixth year with top TV comedians improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience.
The cult hit returns! Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything anyone in the audience says.
Join the quickest wits in comedy for a side-splitting, jaw-dropping, time-travelling adventure that’s fun for literally everyone.
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…
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.
British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is boldly experimenting and discovering fresh ideas as she develops her next new show.
Let the Cambridge Impronauts steal your heart with a brand-new romantic comedy created on the spot, where you can be the star.
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.
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, …
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.
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…
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…
A twisted, gothic musical tale inspired by Tim Burton and the Brothers Grimm.
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 eleven-time sell-out sensation returns for an evening of improvised anarchy with the biggest names in comedy.
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 …
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…
One of Scotland’s all-woman comedy improv troupes!
Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets is an improvised magical story in the style of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-For-Copyright-Reasons.
Sultry and cool, Carmen is a gender-swapped film noir fantasy.
For one night only, the award-winning cast of Austentatious swap their bonnets and breeches in aid of Waverley Care.
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 …
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…
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 …
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, 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…
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 is an improvised short-form sketch show based on the input of audience members.
The multi award-winning MMORPG Show returns with more improvised, role-play comedy adventures.
Link and Lorne live and breathe television.
Comedy legend Tony Slattery reveals all in conversation with comedy-historian Robert Ross.
Wish you could see all the shows at the Fringe? Now you can – almost.
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…
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…
Join the (dis)Order of Improvised Comedy in their quest to wondrous realms of hilarity.
The Understudies is a completely improvised comedy musical that enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
The panto that you control! Very Serious People use your suggestions to improvise a brand-new musical pantomime every single night.
Bendy House – an improv duo.
In the minds of people just like you are tales of significant importance, waiting to be discovered.
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…
One of London’s hottest improv teams returns to the Fringe to bring you an hour of comedy inspired by music.
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 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 …
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 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…
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…
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…
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 …
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.
An improvised comedy where a one-word audience suggestion inspires rapidly unfolding scenes.
‘How these guys keep up the hilarious ad-lib I don’t know but they do and they do it wonderfully.
London’s hottest improv group bring their hilarious comedy back to the Fringe.
It’s Story Slam time! Bristol Improv’s brand new show uses your ideas and experiences as the basis for its improvised stories.
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…
Welcome to Criminal, an anarchic improv night in which four comedians have an hour to solve a grisly murder.
New and improved for 2018! If you think you’ve seen it before, look again.
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 …
Bark is a tree.
A completely improvised silent movie accompanied by live ragtime piano music, inspired by the films and ambience of the 1920s.
Our long-running improvised comedy show will have you in stitches.
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 – …
Why do women go to the toilet in pairs? They time travel! Join Lolie and Lou on their intergalactic comedy adventures.
Three wise men followed a star to Edinburgh to bring you frankincense, myrrh and comedy gold.
As heard on BBC Radio 1! Winners: VAULT Festival People’s Choice Award.
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 …
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…
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.
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 are St Andrews’ first, best and only improvised comedy troupe.
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.
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.
Aurigami (Malcolm Ball – ondes martenot/hand percussion, Kate Cuzner – flutes/live electronics).
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…
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.
Edinburgh’s own improv comedy theatre company returns for more five-star improv comedy fun! Five-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out (2013-17).
Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie-adventure-extravaganza.
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.
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…
Some people plan their murders meticulously.
The electrifying new show from the gifted character comedian and improviser.
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 …
Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others’.
A story of a man who wants to make the world a better place.
Russell Hicks attempts to hone a work that is forever in progress by walking on stage with – literally – a fist full of ideas.
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.
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.
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…
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 triumphantly returns to Edinburgh now with different competitors each show! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, heckling and…
‘Brilliant’ ***** (Sydney Morning Herald).
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 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…
Long-form improv comedy all the way from California.
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 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…
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…
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.
The cult hit returns! Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything.
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…
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 is no stranger to fear.
The picnic hamper’s packed full of parody, ready for a riotous improvised spoof in the style of Enid Blyton.
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…
Los Angeles hasn’t changed Chris – he’s a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread.
Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian, is back in the Cow with his biggest show yet.
A rip-roaring Edinburgh debut from a showbiz icon who lives to perform, and performs to live.
A classic murder mystery is created on the spot from audience suggestions in this ingenious show from Fringe favourites, Degrees of Error.
Five-star, total sell-out show Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017 and Vaults 2017.
Total sell-out 2015, 2016 and 2017! One of the best-known, longest-running and most celebrated improv shows in the world.
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 – London’s leading improv comedy theatre and school – returns with their smash-hit show Jacuzii.
The first human to live to a thousand years old has allegedly already been born.
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 10-time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an epic new show for just about everyone.
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 magic world of puppets.
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’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 makes no effort to be cool on stage.
Absolute Improv is on the whole a light-hearted and enjoyable experience without a bad bone in its body.
I remember when Doctor Who was a practically forgotten, long cancelled show that was only the domain of nerds (like me).
In a Fringe riddled with long-form improvisation – especially musicals – this is one of the stand-outs.
Noise Next Door are supremely proficient improvisers, and know how to create an evening show which will please a rowdy audience.
Ventriloquist extraordinaire Nina Conti is back with her famous masks, ready to use you as her puppet.
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…
A murder has been committed.
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…
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.
Degrees Of Error, best known for Murder, She Didn’t Write, present to you their latest creation.
In their ninth Fringe run, Shellshock! bring you Shellshock! Improv Live!, a cheery mix of improvised sketches, stories and games.
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…
Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage.
I have never played Dungeons and Dragons.
A pure and exhilarating romp of a good time.
Immersive Joe’s NYC Bar returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with two shows a day at Assembly Underground.
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.
Five-star, total sell-out show, 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and Vaults Festival, 2017.
There are many different kinds of video games: roleplaying, shoot-em-up, strategy, the list is endless.
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.
Choosing a title from the loose flyers offered up by audience members, Hivemind’s quintet compose two improvised half-an-hour jaunts.
For one night only, the Chortle Award-winning ladies and gentlemen of Austentatious swap their bonnets and breeches to raise money for Waverley Care.
Improvised comedy is always a high stakes game.
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 …
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.
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.
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 are a team of improvisers that grew up mishearing song lyrics.
Improv Cage Match pits two teams of brilliant improvisers against each other as they battle for the affections of you: the audience.
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 is Sydney’s Steen Raskopoulos (Whose Line Is It Anyway – Australia, BBC’s Top Coppers) and Carlo Ritchie (The Checkout, Big Head Mode).
Ahoy, m’hearties! Welcome aboard the Black Tricorn.
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.
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 …
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 seems to have become synonymous with the Fringe; their billboards plastering every major walkway across Edinburgh.
Peter Michael Marino greets the audience as we arrive.
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…
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.
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 is a very unassuming show.
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 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…
Within the last few years, the improvised musical has become a standard of the Fringe, with at least four in Edinburgh this summer.
Returning with their sell-out show, Cluedo Inc bring the familiar whodunnit board game to life.
I’m gonna start by saying this: I think reviewing improv is tough.
Blind Mirth are the University of St Andrews’ improv comedy group and they are back once again at this year’s Fringe.
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…
London’s hottest improv group present an hour of hilarious, fast-paced improvised comedy.
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…
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…
Lady Elizabeth is a reclusive artist.
The underground hit of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh after sell-out shows in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
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 has moved to the good old US of A and he’s back in Edinburgh to tell the festival audiences about it.
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: the time when friends, family and lovers come together (though not all together) to spend time, catch up and share stories.
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…
Join Beard of Zeus as they present Grimmprov: The Improvised Fairytale, an evening of grizzly tales for ghastly grown-ups.
A cast of expert improvisers promise a fast-paced, tuneful turn on the Bard’s works as if Shakespeare met Sondheim.
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…
You give us suggestions and we’ll give you a show! Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie-adventure-extravaganza.
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.
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.
Edinburgh local chats utter nonsense to a bunch of random strangers on the internet.
What it says on the tin.
Hello there! I’m back at the Fringe and back in The Beehive.
Now in it’s 15th year, ComedySportz UK is the fast-paced improv show where two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs.
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…
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! 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…
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…
Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s.
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…
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.
A brand new improvised radio show from the team behind Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film.
Playback Impro plays back stories from the audience.
Daniel Audritt (hilarious stand-up and internationally acclaimed director; Amused Moose Finalist) Tamar Broadbent (hilarious world-touring stand-up and musical comedian; Amused Moo…
Three of Edinburgh’s funniest comedians will have their sets dissected, critiqued, and reviewed, by the toughest comedy critics there are – the comedians themselves.
More unstructured stand-up from the Cardinal of Chaos, the Ayatollah of Abuse, the Duke of Puke, John Robertson.
70% improvisation, 30% stories about illicit drug use and Christian scientists.
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.
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 …
All new! The unplanned, unscripted and unconventional cult comedy show.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Six hilarious young women.
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 is one
of the most unique shows I have ever seen.
Taking a much loved pop culture reference point is always a sure fire way to fill seats.
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…
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…
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…
This Brighton-based forum theatre company produce thought-provoking performances about social and political matters, using storytelling, discussion, and re-enactment.
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 (“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…
Ostensibly a local radio station broadcasting on 69.
The Viking warrior, the HubbaBubba Gum-chewing slut and the Hermit have placed the sign ‘Do Not Disturb’ on the door of the hotelroom.
An unbeatable theatrical dining experience where you become guests at a wedding reception to remember.
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 …
In 1987, celebrated BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish stood up on national television and shrugged off reports of an oncoming hurricane.
Shit-faced Showtime is the all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking phenomenon from the professional piss-heads behind Shit-faced Shakespeare.
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 …
“Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.
‘Playback Impro’ plays back moments and stories from the audience.
Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch ‘How to be Good at Everything’.
Winner: Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016.
Chaos ensues as soon as you arrive at this fully immersive show where you dine, served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel.
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’ album launch concert.
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.
A rip-roaring rollercoaster of laughter where six improvisers make everything up on the spot as they race from one game to another.
Lamb Comedy are beside themselves with excitement to be welcoming Barcelona’s No.
Winner, Rising Star: The Media Eye, 2016.
Winner: Rising Star, The Media Eye, 2016.
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 …
Think you know charades? Think again! After two sell-out years, ‘Haven’t a Clue.
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…
Improvised music accompanying improvised contemporary dance.
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…
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…
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, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, heads to Brighton Fringe with his debut hour.
Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts!
Award-winning family comedy that will have kids storming the stage.
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.
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…
Improvisation is the one word that can strike fear into the heart of any actor no matter what their experience.
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 returns to the Edinburgh Fringe this year with an improvised comedy show.
The Impromptunes take the first suggestion by the audience and make a musical out of it.
Hear an acknowledged master of all styles of improvisation delve into as many variations as he can pack into a solo concert.
High-wire improvised comedy from two of the stars of Chortle Award-winning Fringe hit, Austentatious.
Imagine taking seven of the most gratingly hyperactive and sexually frustrated boys you were at school with aged fourteen.
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.
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 …
Knowing Smirk return to the Fringe, where BroadwayBaby.
These guys are fantastic improvisers.
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 is a zany, absurd and irreverent hour of fun that casts a comic eye over the darker regions of the human soul.
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 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…
“You awaken to find yourself in a dark room”, it’s a phrase shouted many times during The Dark Room.
Incredible, hilarious, infectious, amazing.
A comedy piece about my memories and life as a professional player.
The Oxford Imps’ technologically-heavy Fringe show, Hyperdrive, perform a mixture of long and short form improvisation, using technology as stimulus.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 is Steen Raskopoulos (BBC’s Top Coppers, Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee) and Carlo Ritchie (The Checkout).
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.
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! 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…
Every single audience member is given a ping pong ball with Shakespearean tropes written on them upon entry.
The premise: ‘Sherlock Holmes and the [insert audience suggestion here].
The Improverts are a group of five students from the University of Edinburgh who bring hard-hitting, lightning-quick comedy to the stage.
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…
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.
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 offers comedy fare that fits right in at the Fringe, a mixture of social observation, wordplay, ranting and anecdotal amusement.
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.
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…
No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Mirth meets murder in the world’s daftest whodunnit.
A completely improvised silent movie accompanied by live ragtime piano music, inspired by the films and ambience of the 1920s.
King’s College London’s improv team is looking for new friends.
Improv Comedy where audience suggestions inspire rapidly unfolding scenes.
BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi five-star comedy show that has performed to rave reviews around the country.
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…
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…
Three contemporary dance pieces by the creators of Budge3: **** (BroadwayBaby.
Panicky Tack bring you musical comedy, but not as you (or they) know it.
Award-winning Stu Murphy and Garry Dobson perform brilliant improvised comedy all year round as Stand Comedy Club residents.
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…
An improvised comedy show performed by a cast of puppets for adults.
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…
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.
Welcome to Dreamform.
The critically described Watch This Improv Troupe strike again at the Fringe with their unique brand of improv comedy.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Sex, politics, and puppetry are alive and well in William Shakespeare’s Measure 4 Measure (Abridged).
Funny moments exist in all relationships.
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.
Playback Impro plays back moments and stories from the audience.
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 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 is the North West’s top improvised comedy troupe.
Character comedy improvisers Leanna and Angela present Sandy and Danni, two desperate and deluded American girls looking for fairy tale romance.
Iconic rock star Shayne’s Mom has been crossing the continents on her bike, collecting fans, lovers and badges.
An episode of Doctor Who improvised before your eyes! From a fantastic team, including five-star directors, producers, actors and comedians, (Nouse, 2015).
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…
This successful London club night comes to Edinburgh.
After a blockbuster 2015, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang.
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 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…
‘For anyone genuinely interested in comedy and comedians, this is the must-see show of the festival’ ***** (Scotsman).
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…
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.
It’s stand-up, but not as you know it: no rules, no backup, no script, a helter-skelter descent into pure comedy.
Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches and then each other’s.
Enter a world with its veil drawn back, where good and evil battle in darkly hilarious style.
Taking improv to the next level – we improvise the cast! ‘Belly-laugh inducing’ (Platform).
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…
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.
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.
The comedy soap that you control.
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.
The UK’s only courtroom based improvised comedy returns for a fourth year.
The eight time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone.
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 Free Association is London’s leading improv powerhouse, and we’re thrilled to bring you our headline show: JACUZZI.
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, …
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.
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…
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 one of the best and most consistent performers on the UK and international comedy circuit.
Delighting London audiences since 2013, The Science of Living Things bring their trademark show to Brighton.
Maxx Silver writes and performs all of his own music.
Fringe veterans Max and Ivan bring their show Unstoppable to The Warren for this year’s Brighton Fringe.
Off the Cuff, the Brighton based improvisation troupe, bring their show Crime and Funishment to the Fringe.
The Coaterie are a collection of some of London’s finest comedy minds, brought together under a single banner.
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…
Actors play back audience stories.
Those without a
snide, self-deprecating, sense of humour, step away from the Thermos Museum.
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 …
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…
From the creators of Boris & Sergey comes a one-man show featuring puppetry, physical comedy, and mime.
Basil, Sybil and Manuel are back to serve a 3-course meal in this “authentic, chaotic, eccentric and hilarious experience” (The Sussex Newspaper).
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’s share and gig night is perfect for comedy lovers and beginners.
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.
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 improvise science fiction.
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…
A “Bold, subversive and very funny” clown cookery show about searching for self worth in a cheesecake.
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 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 brings together the UK’s best comedians and forces them to improvise their way through movies.
Think you know charades? Think again!
Back for a second year after a huge success in 2015.
Mirth meets murder in world’s daftest whodunnit.
You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! Choose an option: A) Find The Light Switch.
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…
Theatre Company Waiting For The Call wasted no time in making us feel included within the show.
Rachel Parris (‘Austentatious’, ‘The IT Crowd’) presents her new musical comedy about not having it all.
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…
Your quick wits and sharp tongue are all that stand between Earth and total destruction.
The great Charles Mingus had a unique approach to music.
Bob and Jim do ‘The Rest of The Lot’.
Terry Pack’s Trees is an unfeasibly large ensemble, of up to 40 local musicians, which performs exciting, groove-based, new and original jazz.
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…
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.
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…
Award-winning comedy troupe, The Maydays, pitch ideas for a new improvised show every night, inspired by the audience.
An improvised comedy show where two teams battle to see who can make the audience laugh hardest.
Award-winning comedian with a random set-list in a quest to find the meaning of life.
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 title looked like something from a Victorian sideshow.
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.
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…
Baba Brinkman (science rapper, Fringe First winner, and half the cast of Off The Top) really loves his wife.
If life gives you lemons you stuff them in a German’s face and make a joke about sauerkraut.
Funny People showcases some of the best and brightest comedians
living with disabilities on the circuit, oh and a token “normal”.
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…
Think of a terrible plot, think of awful characterisation, think of twists so frustratingly illogical that you yearn for the narrative simplicity of Memento.
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…
Mediating Conversations about Conflict: The Church, the Constitution and the Climate.
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…
Every year the Fringe is swarming with many improvised shows, with very few original ideas.
Oliver Meech is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe, having brought his show When Magic and Science Collide in previous years.
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 redefines modern classical music with this powerful show of original pieces dedicated to nine female trail-blazers.
After a sell-out run in 2014 Josh and Producer Neil return with their award-winning XFM Podcast .
The Beau Zeaux are impressive in their intensity.
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…
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’.
Before he took to the stage, Tommy Tiernan took in some shows around Edinburgh.
“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.
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…
High-wire improvised comedy from two of the stars of Chortle award-winning Fringe hit, Austentatious.
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.
Banter and silliness are the driving force of this Cheltenham sketch comedy troupe.
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 award-winning Maydays take you on a tour of improv shows from the past, present.
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 has been a regular Fringe success for several years and it’s easy to see why.
John Robertson’s send up of classic text based video games succeeds in being an hilarious evening of retro fun.
A remarkably intricate and engaging murder mystery is created from scratch every night.
No amount of advance research can prepare you for Comedians’ Cinema Club.
Flow! is a revolutionary open stage event that sees dancers in close conversation with poets.
Three strangers trapped by fate.
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! 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.
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 …
Award-winning Fringe favourite musical improvisers present an evening of spontaneous music, monologues, mayhem and hilariously insane fun.
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…
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 …
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.
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…
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 are a special improv comedy group - wonderfully talented and energetic.
The Giggle Dungeon has its sights set sights on the north! They are bringing every weapon in their arsenal.
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…
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.
In Macbeth, Act II, Scene 3, the Porter states “Drink [.
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…
Fringe veteran, freewheeling storytelling Phil is joined by Russell the brilliant young American upstart, cut from similar cloth.
The concept of Playback Impro is both a simple and an effective one.
Like any good cocktail, this is an improv group that has layers.
The Free Association is proud to present an hour of the finest and funniest improvised comedy on the Fringe.
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 spins out a fully-fledged, one hour show, firmly founded on nothing more than the performers’ wit, charm, comedic reflexes and audi…
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.
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 opens with the ordinarily subdued theme tune to ITV’s massively popular period drama, Downton Abbey, played on kazoos and a recorder.
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…
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.
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 …
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 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 …
A joyfully improvised comedy following the adventures of the world’s most beloved partners in crime.
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.
Where the who’s who of comedy and comedy’s new breakout stars love to perform and audiences love to be.
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.
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…
Long-form scenic improvisation from two of the smartest, funniest, most talented and immodest improvisers in the world.
Voices returns, pitting the festival’s best comedy performers against a disembodied Voice who will interrogate and inspire, creating spontaneous comedy mayhem.
A brand new Once Upon A… adventure where anything can happen.
It’s stand-up, but not as you know it: no rules, no back-up, no script, a helter-skelter descent into pure comedy.
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, …
Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more.
Bob and Jim do The Lot, from flip-flops to fracking via democracy, pop music, lentils, wrestling, nozzles and everything else ever.
Forty-five minutes of unstoppable panel show mayhem.
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, York’s premier improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious songs, scenes and games based entirely on your audience suggestions.
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.
There’s too much love at the Fringe.
Improvised stories, with a big heart.
Theorising that new episodes are possible within their own lifetime, the Maydays step into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanish.
Stand-up comedians Carmen Ali and Jake Pickford have decided to put their relationship to the ultimate test by doing a show together.
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…
American smart ass showcases the wit that got him described as ‘a mix between Jack Dee and Dennis Leary’ (BroadwayBaby.
ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show.
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…
Improvised comedy with a twist.
It’s comedy set swapping live! The show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s.
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.
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).
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.
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…
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…
A non-stop hour of nonsensical family fun from madcap double act Chris and Cammy.
Back in the day, Saturday night TV was the thing to stay in for.
‘A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style.
London-based Italian comedian.
Like or hate Facebook, you’re guaranteed to love this all-female social media inspired comedy improv show.
Stompy’s back by popular demand and he’s gonna be on (and all around) a bus.
The seven-time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone.
Born in a Spiegeltent at New York’s Fulton Fish Market, Spiegelworld created controversial comedy-circus hit Absinthe.
A brand new musical is created from scratch at every performance of this multi award-winning show.
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…
Making a return in C theatre’s 24th year – the comedy soap that you control.
It’s back… An entirely unique entertainment experience every night with the quickest wits in comedy and their astonishing special guests.
What makes the Oxford Imps special? They stop at nothing to ensure that every audience member is having as much fun as they are.
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