Just the best bits from over a decade in comedy.
A comedy review of the year that was cancelled from ‘one of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit’ (Guardian).
People of Edinburgh, I have dearly missed you.
Can’t go to Russia? Don’t worry – Russia is coming to you! The Radio Moscow Roadshow finally comes to Edinburgh as part of its UK tour.
This multi-award-winning show is flawlessly delivered by four outstanding performers at lightning speed and expertly accompanied by an on-stage musical director.
Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood.
Pick of the Fringe award winner Ivor Dembina, presents a revised and updated version of his solo Jewish comedy show – a story with jokes about Israel, Palestine and the Jews.
Pick of the Fringe award winner (2019).
In this show, I Robert Inston(is), narrate as informatively as I am able, on the mythology that surrounds the murders in Whitechapel in 1888.
After almost two years off duty, award-winning stand-up Pierre Novellie is back at the Fringe and ready to perform to whoever else is willing to leave the house.
A whirlwind of satire and clowning, Killing Granny revels in the absurdities and contradictions of the in-human condition.
Raul Kohli was going to do a show about how blind faith is rational in 2020.
An ill-advised spectacle for the digital stage.
Edinburgh’s favourite topical comedy show.
Elaine Liner’s unapologetically satirical play takes liberties for laughs, with the biographies of famous political rivals Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.
In third grade, Diana kicked her crush in the crotch and her love life didn’t improve from there.
Don’t miss this post-pandemic solo show from the multi-award-winning Scottish stand-up regularly hailed as the best headliner in the country.
Is there anything more complex than the female mind? In this 21st-century world, every action is just so difficult for people to understand! They’ve liked my photo, do they fancy m…
The Edinburgh satirical smash hit returns newly revised and updated! Election 2020.
Guinness World Record-breaking NewsRevue is the longest-running live comedy on the planet.
The perpetrators of 2019’s satirical smash hit Now That’s What I Call Brexit – ‘Searing satire’ **** (BritishTheatreGuide.
In the midst of the comedy maelstrom, into which Edinburgh in August descends, I was privileged to enjoy an extraordinary artistic experience.
What an honour to have New Zealand’s self-proclaimed ‘only popstars’ at our humble festival.
On the day of Ernie Villa’s magnum opus, which bears a striking resemblance to Romeo and Juliet, he is horrified to find his company van has been stolen with the cast inside.
Would everything be better if piratical misanthrope Chris Kehoe was in charge? Maybe.
The term ‘cabaret’ is harder to pin down than the other show categories for Edinburgh Fringe.
This 50-minute adaptation of Hamlet is one for Shakespeare lovers with short attention spans.
With a blast of Darth Vader’s Imperial March, the tone is set before Pete Cunningham’s highly celebrated alter ego, the cult smash and ‘King of Dark Cabaret’, Frank Sanazi …
Global smash-hit podcast returns with its unique live cocktail of up-to-the-second satire, powerhosed hogwash and on-demand puns.
Award-winning performance arts school, LAFA, brings to life the story of Spamalot! telling the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail.
A show in the dark.
What’s going on? Why is everyone fighting? Why does everyone hate each other? Who the hell is Alexa? And why are there no women left with real eyebrows? Women are in fashion now bu…
Zaltzman, host of the global smash-hit podcast The Bugle, brings his uniquely interactive stand-up show Satirist For Hire.
Legendary late-night political stand-up showcase returns to butter the 2019 world’s infinite supply of stroppy hot potatoes.
This Sales Pitch is the only way forward.
Consumers: where originality is scarce and following trends is a matter of life and death.
A 60-minute English and Swedish adaptation of August Strindberg’s A Dream Play, at a time where the property ladder is near impossible to climb, vloggers are worshipped and millenn…
Nick Revell has honed his comic storytelling craft to a fine point.
If you like fast-paced political satire, polished with a high degree of musical theatre and jazz hands, this is the show for you! As to be expected from the team at NewsRevue, The …
Comedian Mary Houlihan tells the true (fake) story of her torrid romance with 82-year-old actor Jack Nicholson.
This fiercely feminist solo show from actor and clown Britt Plummer is a charming blend of satire, physical comedy and storytelling.
Titania McGrath may just be a young Kensington girl with a modest Trust Fund and a thirst for social justice, but she’s in Edinburgh to make a difference, and inspire us common peo…
Leo Kearse isn't, by his own admission, a 'woke' comedian.
Travelling to Edinburgh all the way from the US, Val Dunn and Jenna Kuerzi present a show managing to totally embody the spirit of this fringe festival.
A brand new play by off-Broadway’s Puffs playwright Matt Cox.
A 50-minute long devised comedy, heading to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2019.
This show is fun in the morning, in a worrying world, with solutions and breakfast (from the cafe) on offer.
What do you do when after 15 years of making people laugh and campaigning for human rights, you’re still best known as ‘that feminazi bitch off the telly’? The Have I Got News For …
Anti-identity-milking comedian and life and soul of parties Dr Mark Silcox was invited to the BBC Sound Launch Party, BBC Radio Talent Party and Nick Helm’s and Lolly Adefope’s bir…
From ‘mercurially witty’ (Spectator) creator of YouTube smash 17 Million F*ck Offs – A Song About Brexit come comic songs, stories and stand-up for people who think the governmen…
The rising cult comic presents a show for those without hope, looking for some.
He’s back and he’s whiter than ever! Jay Handley returns to the Fringe to share more wrong-headed opinions on matters he should probably leave well alone.
In a time of hard borders and systematic segregation, enigmatic stranger Roman arrives at Checkpoint-4 and attempts to bluff and bribe his way past two incompetent border guards.
The second instalment of Andy Paterson’s dark and funny Westminster drama finds anti-hero Archie Cornwall installed as a Prime Minister who must derail a Scottish Independence refe…
Westminster Hour: fatal consequences in this fast-paced and darkly comedic drama with unexpected twists.
Scathing satire and winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown takes us to a time of permanent drought.
Bringing you the funny part of life in Israel and perspective of Jews in the Middle East.
Stanley ‘Leonardo’ Sappovitz wants to become a comic book artist.
Hilarious Scottish comedian Grant Gallacher returns to Scotland from touring and living in Europe and my, how things have changed.
Some people have called it ‘the biggest scam or our age’.
Get ready for word-bending, thought-provoking, side-splitting comedy.
Floyd Central’s production of Ashes by Chris Bundy takes a post-mortem look at death and the life our remains might have in our absence.
Days of myths, fairy tales and privacy are gone.
David Kilimnick puts on his rabbi hat and brings the rabbinical mind to the stage as he expresses his irreverence for what is wrong.
In a time when you can’t do right for doing wrong, Steve N Allen (as seen on BBC Two’s The Mash Report) takes a look at how hard it is to be better.
2018: The Supreme Court find a bakery not guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a gay cake.
Trump’s Fake TV roasts popular culture with mischievous glee.
As more and more subjects aren’t being talked about, the Immoral Maze deals with them in the most honest way morally possible: by getting comedians to rip them apart.
Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave’s UnSpun, BBC One’s This Week, RTE’s Cutting Edge and Radio 4’s Now Show) returns with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming sh…
Join the digger, British-Arab archaeologist Ella (BBC presenter and National Geographic explorer), and gold-hating economist, Susie (NATYS finalist 2019, Funny Women regional final…
Amy loves it.
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.
Non TV-famous, non award-winning comic Amy Howerska returns because she’s not yet learnt her lesson.
Three comedians bring along the news story they “think” is the most important and persuade the audience why it’s the most important of week.
Raul Kohli grew up with many heroes.
With politics moving to extremes and into every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way.
The Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene of sketch comedy have arrived on the moors of ye olde Edinburgh.
Do you sometimes think about your actions? Do your actions make you feel like a sociopath? Does feeling like a sociopath hurt your self-esteem? Well this show was specifically writ…
We put comedians head-to-head in a battle of wit and put-downs.
The world is filled to the brim with pain, anger and death.
Are we good people or just arseholes who are good at lying to ourselves? Ashley Haden once again looks to tackle our own privilege in an hour of, at times, uncomfortable and, at ti…
Edinburgh’s 2018 smash hit returns! 2020.
Existing is exhausting.
EU leaders swap negotiations for disco, tassels and glitter in this ‘razor sharp blend of burlesque and comedy’ (EdFestMag.
‘The War oan Terror? Whit’s it f*cking like?!’ The world needs a new kind of warrior – a woman, a Russian, a wee Glesca hairy.
Set in a TV studio, [email protected] puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history’s biggest stories.
There is something sad about leaving Stand and Deliver, accompanied by the sound of the Adam Ant song referenced in the title of the show.
Artists of pantomime and clownery Mikhail Kukota and Igor Chekhov are graduates of the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts.
In a controversial move to promote classic children’s novels, publishers have released all the stories far too filthy for the page! The Infamous Five is an hour-long sketch show …
A twisted satire swirling around the greed and vanity that haunts the high-class art world.
Please Stop! Please Stop! Please Stop! No this is not a command but a comedy documentary which explores the view that all cities in the UK lack identity.
Schalk Bezuidenhout steps out dressed like an East London hipster, all bright, quirky knits, socks printed with bananas and a distinguishable moustache and hairstyle.
Roast Battle features a rotating lineup that changes daily, with a general showcase of at least four or five pairs of comedians taking to the stage to rip sizeable chunks out of th…
I hated Daughter.
Two live editions of the globally popular topical podcast.
Zaltzman, host of long-running global hit podcast, The Bugle, returns to Edinburgh to (a) ask, (b) confront, (c) evade and (d) incorrectly respond to, the biggest questions facing …
Off-the-wall stand-up with sausage.
She’s Merkel to his Trump.
Fresh from sell-out seasons and rave reviews in New Zealand and Australia, comedian Louise Beuvink is coming to Edinburgh for the first time with her smash-hit show Ladylike: A Mod…
Secret Mountain is a children’s educational show, not suitable for children.
The Oxford Medical Students’ Tingewick Society come fresh from a sell-out slapstick pantomime to bring an insider’s view of medical life to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Anya Anastasia explodes into the theatre to the ominous sounds of thunderstorms, as she live streams her ascension to the stage.
Six feisty older women shine a light on family violence.
Free speech is a right fiercely protected in today’s society.
Women have claimed intellectual and economic power for themselves, culture has simply found new ways to make us inferior.
An Archduke assassinated.
Sex Waitress catapults us forward to the year 2020, in which a dystopian London has emerged from female empowerment and consent campaigns, to a society in which misogynists and sex…
After the success of last year’s show, Hansplaining, Jay Handley returns to the Fringe to share more wrong-headed opinions on matters he should probably leave well alone.
Middle-aged, middle class, white, British male.
Since 2013, Australia is the origin of racist, science denying, sexist lying thugs getting elected Prime Minister.
Kate Smurthwaite finally tells us what she really thinks.
Lucy is young, fresh-faced and feeling lucky.
Power balances are shifting.
Sexism getting you down? Never fear! Join us as we dismantle the patriarchy, one song and dance at a time.
Anarchic, honest and witty, Grant travels the UK with his double bass performing songs that make half of his audience extremely glad and the other half extremely mad.
A “nearly” comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during London Bridge terror attack in 2016.
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.
Inspired by Star Wars and superheroes, these two Dutch comedians return to the Fringe to analyse the past, present and future of disabilities.
Ashley Haden is back with the eagerly awaited final chapter of the C*nting Trilogy.
Scottish Comedian of the Year, Leo Kearse returns with the follow up to I Can Make You Tory.
Hosted by Gráinne Maguire (as seen on Dave’s UnSpun with Matt Forde), every day three different comics bring along the story from the news they think is the most important and arg…
Uniquely individual impressionist roasts current and past celebrities and politicians using their own words cleverly underscored with music and sound effects.
Variations on the BBC Radio 4 series, including the tales: Vladimir Putin’s Bottom Is Missing and Clash of the Hipster Shamans.
If information is in infinite supply, why are we surprised it has no value? Moscow’s top (yeah, only) satirical stand-up, the ‘quick-fire funny’ (Vin Arthey, Scotsman) Russian retu…
Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire (NATYS) winner is back with a brand-new show! Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vot…
In 1988 the treasurer of the Bristol Revunions emptied the comedy troupe’s bank account and fled to Paraguay, leaving the society bankrupt and forcing the group to disband.
Strap in for the sex-ed show of the century as we debunk the desire industry.
Nobody is safe.
Razor-sharp women’s satirical magazine, Succubus, brings you a mixed-bill hour of comedy championing new female comedy writers and stand-ups.
He’s back, with guitar in hand, a spring in his step, a bee in his bonnet and giving a piece of his mind (there’s enough of it to go around)! A Fringe stalwart for over 20 year…
Still talking to each other after last year’s Edinburgh success with Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand The Sight Of Each Other, no one is more surprised than them.
A new Tory PM must unite his party’s warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal.
A Belgian pop star moves to London to steal the job of British pop stars.
You can take the boy from the council estate, but you can’t take the council estate from the boy! The former Scottish Comedian of the Year’s metamorphosis from chav/ned to having m…
2020: Time to make Donald Great Again! But can King Nigel Farage the First of England get his trade deal? When will Kim Jong Un stop messing about with missiles? And why has Vladim…
American figure skating champion turned comedian Roman Fraden invites you to take a cosmic journey Back in the Closet – his uproarious personal odyssey through motel rooms with T…
Lolly (BBC Three/Comedy Central) lampoons political figures in this character comedy/burlesque hybrid show.
Red Richardson delivers his debut hour of satirical, anecdotal comedy with bite.
Kieran Butler (Che Guevara on the Fringe, ****(Scotsman)) joins his favourite antipodean comedian, Sofie Prints, (Jesus was a Rape Baby) for the sequel to his sold-out cult hit, Au…
Wicked musical comedy from the political parody specialists, singing truth to power for their ninth (and final) Fringe year and raising their game with a one-off, full-length extra…
Joseph K is a modern day adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial brought to us by students from KGS Theatre Company.
Lost in the Po Strewth wilderness, our band of heroes attempt to claim the Firestone and rescue the Elves from prejudice, shampoo tax and travel bans.
Comedian, musician and award-winning actor Bill Larkin from Chicago performs songs at the piano that the Los Angeles Times call ‘bitingly satirical’.
Rich Hyde, the Boston cop in the City of Angels… and a body has fallen out of his closet. This satirical look at 1980s cop shows will be sure to have you laughing like it’s 1989!
Undercover Refugee is a satire about white heroes, cool policemen and sexy Syrians.
Wicked musical comedy from the political parody specialists, singing truth to power for their ninth – and final – year at the Fringe, previewing new material targeting Bolshevi…
Raise a glass with us at a brand-new Fringe venue and celebrate the life of Ronald, who died slowly, painfully and fully aware.
Satire can often be found at the root of absurdism.
Controversial viewpoints and a dismissive attitude to PC culture can work if two criteria are met: good style, and the ability to fully explain the rationale behind an opinion.
Choosing a title from the loose flyers offered up by audience members, Hivemind’s quintet compose two improvised half-an-hour jaunts.
Legendary American stand-up, political satirist, activist and child sexual abuse survivor talks frankly about his life’s emotional and intellectual journey that has had audiences…
Charlie Dupré’s Macblair reimagines the political life of Tony Blair as, to quote the production’s marketing, ‘a Shakespearean tragicomedy’.
Zaltzman, host of legendary podcast The Bugle, delivers satire on commission, as ordered by you, the public, in his unique interactive show.
The Fringe’s only, and possibly best, long-running political stand-up gig returns to The Stand to bark at the planet’s hottest potatoes.
For a one-off performance, Andrew Sim brings his first solo stand-up show to the Fringe! Dealing with topics such as prejudice, repressed sexuality and suicide, it’s bound to be …
Here she comes! London’s breakthrough comedy drag act arrives in Edinburgh with a brand-new show! Join Georgia Tasda for a brew as she spills the T.
Have you ever worked up with hazy memory of what may have happened the previous night? These two Irish lasses certainly have and it hits them with equal levels shame as it does pri…
A decidedly younger and ‘hipper’ crowd gathered around a small table at the centre of The C Royale stage.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Skyfall and Love Actually: three films President Trump will encourage the Prime Minister to stream during his state visit to the UK (probab…
Following sell-out shows in London’s West End and at Fringe 2016, award-winning musical comedian Adam Kay presents his take on the legendary songbook of Tom Lehrer.
Middle school Shakespeare enthusiasts Alexandra and Chloe decide to start a theatre club and Hamlet will be their first project.
‘The articles are shit.
Following the success of Engels! The Karl Marx Story, RFT return to the Fringe with a brand-new post-truth alternative history comedy caper.
Politics, power and how we lost the plot.
What artsy, liberal Fringe-goer cannot help but identify with the image of the sad clown – monochromatic, melancholic, unsure whether to laugh or cry – after the political few…
Ballot Box from Tea and Tonic productions may be categorised under ‘New Writing,’ but it fails to provide an original scope on Brexit.
This new piece of writing is an enjoyable, silly slice of sitcom, covering the last few days of student life amidst a diverse bunch of friends.
Upbeat Gordon Southern may dress like the kind of supply teacher that the kids love to bully (his words) but, despite his repeated mantra of ‘Not Laughing, Learning’, his lates…
Billed as a uniquely grotesque combination of satire, horror and comedy, Bat Boy: The Musical has a small but dedicated cult following.
Ivor Dembina is very funny and manages to entertain the audience for an hour by conforming to as many stereotypes of a Jew as he can.
Stand-up comedian Sam Gore has been taking down celebrities and politicians with his cutting, satirical, absurdist diatribes on Facebook since 2014 and garnered over fifty thousand…
Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedy Award runner-up, presents his debut show about success, our current political situation and a 19th-century textile designer.
Ever woken up in the night screaming at the revelation that Bruno Tonioli is 61 and wondered what happened to your life? Daniel Norcross has.
Borderline drug-casualty, Jay Handley, arrogantly inflicts his worldview on the public.
The underground hit of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh after sell-out shows in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
America’s gun culture is pervasive.
She’s a sell-out! In a good way.
In 1993, Alexander Bennett won a ‘most beautiful baby’s smile’ competition at Butlins in Skegness.
Coming from dimension AA-AA are Irish Rich and Egyptian Morty, stand-ups in Amsterdam with similar chips on their shoulders.
Tells the story of three stage managers: the Drill Sergeant, the Cheerleader and the One Who Can’t Get Her Shit Together.
When you see Leo Kearse — and you should — there’s a very good chance it’ll be a four-star experience.
Disturbing the peace.
Miss Candy AppleBottom, the infamous cross-dressing bearded guitar loop-playing extraordinaire, will dazzle you with an eye-watering array of burlesque, music, comedy and twisted t…
What if the extreme Christian right in the USA got everything they wanted? Emmy winner Joe Janes’s play, featuring 10 Chicago actors performing 40 characters, shows us the absurdit…
One of the least thought out shows on the Fringe, possibly featuring: alternative facts corner, fake news correspondents, pest of the fest and live guests.
Is this Romanian guy supposed to be the future of stand-up comedy? Bold, brash and a total smartass, Victor Pãtrãscan wings it in this one-man show and tries to get away with it.
Enjoy some sophisticated wit and word play as The Two Moronnies lampoon the lampoonable in their unique, energetic musical style.
A new satirical hour from award-winning stand-up comic and writer Keir McAllister.
I can resist everything except the temptation.
When an innovation guru is faced with the problem of death, drastic attempts to innovate his way out of the problem result in a catastrophic shattering of the matrix.
Lolly (Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe) explores our digital footprint in her third satirical stand-up show.
It’s pretty hard to top the most controversial figure in modern political history but American-born, British-based comic McElroy has stacked the deck.
Truthful stand-up, funny stories and some good jokes.
Abrasive satire for Guardian readers, disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun readers so as not to alienate the proletariat.
Edinburgh virgins Tori Millard and Josh Jones (Chortle Student Comedy Awards finalist) are finally bringing their first show to the fringe and this brassy, sassy pair are ready to …
While the world grips onto its safe space with progressively whitened knuckles, We Are Still All C*nts will be a haven where the left, the right, the old, the young, the rise of fa…
Two Scots and an Irishman walk into a pub… Jay Lafferty, John Scott and Martin Mor are among the very best Celtic comedians working on the global comedy circuit.
Extra performance on the 21st at Laughing Horse @ Counting House with full run from 3rd to 27th (excluding Tuesdays) at Laughing Horse @ Finnegan’s Wake.
Watch a ‘marvellous stand-up’ (Skinny) funnify the slow-motion explosion that is 2017 liberal democracy.
Are you, do you know, or have you been a pessimist? Are you, have you been, or do you want to be happy? This is the stand-up comedy show for you! Matt Duwell – ‘Grand ideas, infe…
Guinness World Record-breaking, Fringe First-winning, Perrier finalist, news-based song and sketch show.
Geordie Rahul Kohli’s back with his much anticipated second hour following from his critically appraised debut.
First Prize winner (Gilded Balloon Sitcom Trials 2016) Kate Bowes Renna brings her new satirical comedy to the fringe.
When Sherlock Holmes unknowingly murders his own client, the game is on to track down the criminal mastermind who did it – Holmes himself! But what does Watson’s rent have to do …
Two cultures have thrived, one on each side of an impenetrable wall.
A chair, a poetry book, a man, and a bottle of water to wet his whistle – other than these there is no set and the stage is bare.
Dan Whitehead of Honky Bonk Theatre brings a hilarious solo performance to The Warren.
The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito is “presented
by BA(Hons) Acting and Creative Performance students, from the University
Centre Colchester” who “in their final year of study p…
When Sherlock Holmes unknowingly murders his own client, the game is on to track down the criminal mastermind who did it - Holmes himself! But does Watson’s rent have anything to…
Satirical, witty and topical.
I love edgy cabaret - give
me songs about Chemsex (thanks Bourgeois and Maurice), or anti-drag (thanks
David Hoyle) or blood, sweat and other bodily fluids (thanks Christeene) an…
Set in the near future, Hang imagines a world where the death penalty has returned and, with a sinister game-show-like feel to it, the victim determines the fate of the offender.
Skyfall, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Ghost, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Beauty and the Beast, Notting Hill, 50 Shades Darker and Beetleju…
“The UK has voted out.
This critically-acclaimed, award-winning Norwegian (but performed in English) play philosophises: Do we humans really have a deep need for an identity, or is this need utter nonsen…
With candid, poignant and irreverent original songs, Mac and Eden present ‘The Unbearable Pleasure of being a Woman’, a side-splitting comedy/cabaret, brain-child of singer/songwri…
Last year, Elena Gabrielle had enough of living in rural Australia and decided to move to Berlin on a whim (without speaking a word of German).
From behind the comic shop counter, Rob Deb will regale all you fanboys and girls about all that is Marvel from his stall.
Binge Thinking: An excessive amount of thinking in a short period of time or thinking too quickly.
Left-wing, highbrow, feminist, atheist comedian Kate Smurthwaite finally takes on the issue right at the very heart of women’s rights: men.
This is an exceptionally clever
A bitter-sweet tale of political awakening.
Harun Musho’d’s stand-up comedy explores his own identity, weaving politics and history into the story of his family and their antics.
“Bye!”, Kate (Laura Curnick) chirps as a disgruntled man with a beer leaves from the front row ten minutes into the set, a rather awkward start to Blocked, which is followed by…
For 14 years the poets and rappers of Brighton have been locked in an epic struggle.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most mediocre of them all?
In his 2016 debut show, Gavin shared the story of his struggle to accept the reality of his own mediocrity.
Been in the pub a lot, preparing for when the robots take over: lot of weird stuff happening, just below the surface.
Writer/director Sofia Rendall and a cast of Sussex University students bring you a brand new satirical piece in several parts that each parody business culture and its various inad…
Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit.
A new work-in-progress show from this multi award-winning comedian.
There is going to be a lot of trouble for everyone when the Swan Liberation Army finally achieve emancipation and turn the United Kingdom into an totalitarian Swan state.
Have our relationships become a product of a social media obsessed generation? Dating in the 21st century is constantly changing and not necessarily for the better.
“Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” (The Guardian).
‘Professional behaviour’: a series of actions deemed acceptable in the workplace.
Are you, have you been or do you know a pessimist? Are you, have you been, or do you want to be happy? This is the stand-up comedy show for you! Matt Duwell is happy and he is ill-…
A bejazzled clunge? A muff, minge, vadge, landing strip or front bottom? Ah, it’s just too much fun delving in the dirty dictionary of lady slang but that’s probably enough for…
Remember Brighton Fringe 2013? Music comedy duo Eccentronic tried to write the UK’s song for Eurovision by identifying what it means to be British, while musing on how we can co-…
On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act.
This show is the perfect way to start off your night at Brighton Fringe, as you spend an hour in the company of genial Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish and guests in an early ev…
The candles are lit.
No Llamas (Dalai or otherwise) were harmed in the making of this show.
No one does satire quite like Brighton’s very own ‘The Treason Show’.
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…
Intelligent, funny and thought provoking theatre at The Warren.
Amid the abundance of hard hitting and harrowing new work presented at the Fringe, one could be forgiven for wondering why we’re all taking ourselves so seriously.
Bram Stoker’s classic
Gothic tale of the infamous Count Dracula is one that has been retold countless
times, but don’t be fooled - this high-octane production by Let Them Cal…
Adele can’t work out how the Tories are in power – everyone she knows voted Labour, and don’t get her started on Brexit.
Geordie Rahul Kohli is back with his much anticipated second hour following on from his critically acclaimed debut hour: ‘Newcastle Brown Male’.
I’m coming down to Brighton to do a couple of work-in-progress shows*.
Comedian and vertebrate Alex Kealy presents his second comedy show.
Dick Coughlan thought he was a good guy.
A pitch-black comedy from award-winning playwright, Matt Morrison.
Apparently we all get more right-wing as we grow older.
Dan Lees and Neil Frost as two quintessentially English gentlemen from a bygone era, struggling to hold onto their whimsical world of cricket, tea and secret arms deals.
Award-winning comic Dave Chawner premieres his new show about turning vegan.
‘Hot Mess’ is a very serious sketch comedy duo consisting of Anna Piper (Funny Women’s One to Watch 2016) and Max Levine (Radio 4 Newsjack, Cambridge Footlights).
London Sketchfest and Musical Comedy Awards finalists, SALT (née Making Faces) bring their new show ‘Sketches’ to Brighton Fringe packed with new hilarious sketches, character…
Abrasive satire for Guardian-readers disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun-readers so as not to alienate the proletariat.
Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedian runner-up, brings a stand-up show to Brighton Fringe.
A young man says he’s just looking for a place to stay, but he’s got sex, violence and revenge on his mind.
‘The Idiot’s Guide to the World’ is a clown show that explores a variety of physical comedy genres.
If you’ve ever seen Ron White before, you already know what to expect.
Rock ‘n’ roll fun alert! Celebrated music writer/musician Zoë Howe sits down with Lach to read from and discuss her upcoming debut rock ’n’ roll novel Shine On, Marquee Moon (…
Over the course of an hour, Canal Cafe Theatre manage to shape the politics of this year into an hour of songs and sketches that feel fun and fresh.
There is no doubt that Nick Revell is an amusing and witty comic whose capabilities are evident from both long line of positive past reviews and his catalogue on YouTube.
Reefer Madness is an adaptation of a PSA film from 1936 of the same name – famous for being embarrassingly awful – that warned parents of the dangers of marijuana.
Funnily enough, Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing is a sort of stand-up comedy thing.
This is a disappointing show, mainly because the Oxford Revue don’t have that many funny sketches to perform.
Lyons Productions returns to Edinburgh with Holes, an apocalyptic farce from Tom Basden, writer of hit TV shows Fresh Meat and Plebs.
Wicked topical musical comedy from the political parody specialists, singing truth to power for the eighth year at the Fringe with an all-new set targeting parliamentarians and pre…
As a fan of Arthur Conan Doyle’s enigmatic and famously hyper-intelligent super sleuth, I was intrigued to see this production by the appropriately-named Tobacco Tea Theatre Comp…
What you see is what you get with Ashley Haden’s notoriously dark humour in this aptly-named free show.
Everyone’s favourite and most ethnically diverse supergroup return.
This is political stand-up at its best.
Joining the ranks of slightly nerdy comedians who primarily joke about their non-existent sex lives, So You Think You’re Funny finalist Alex Kealy is a safe bet for some well-tho…
Dressed like a hip hop stereotype and with an accent he describes as “Forrest Gump on crack”, LJ Da Funk is the brainchild of stand-up Zac Splijt.
What would you say if you met Caesar in a lift in Sheffield in the 1980s? The miners’ strike is ongoing and Caesar doesn’t know himself.
Spoon-Feeders follows the daily lives of four actors working for STN News; exploring the interaction between the worlds of information and entertainment.
Three rival art critics attend a preview in a gallery of modern art by the controversial artist known as Nem0.
If you’re looking for some genuinely funny political comedy, Rahul Kohli is your man.
Warning: highly addictive content! Come see the wackiest, most raucous and addictive show in town! Reefer Madness follows the hilarious journey of two clean-cut kids’ descent into …
There are two ways to reach the small room where UK-based American character comedian Will Franken is performing.
This is a one-man show in which comedian Simon Jay, armed with orange makeup and Trump-like mannerisms, attempts to satirise one of the most mystifying political phenomenons of our…
Early on, Schaffer decided that the show wasn’t going so well.
The Satirists for Hire returns to the fringe with another hour of bizarre similes, half baked ideas, and desire for a better world.
Trapped in a bar after a mysterious explosion, a group of disparate twentysomethings come to terms with the fact that life has #nochill when facing potential mortality, and the #st…
The Fringe’s only and possibly best long-running political stand-up gig returns to The Stand to bark at the planet’s hottest potatoes.
This is an original (and unofficial) comedy play that tells the story of Harry Potter and his friends several years after they left Hogwarts.
The sheer size of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival means that any performer that manages to distinguish themselves from the wild, multifarious pack is left at a critical crossroad.
Shite takes you on a romp through the trials and tribulations of the modern-day workplace.
In the Parish Council elections, you win or you die.
A satirical comedy focusing on the homeless, lost and forgotten people in society.
Was it animal cruelty to bring 6 chickens to a rowdy nightclub, and is that the wrong question? The Chicken Trial is a “documentary fantasy” recounting the trial of Makode Lind…
Perhaps you aren’t aware of fuckboys.
In the beginning it all seemed so straightforward.
Satirical song and shenanigans with The Creative Martyrs and special guests.
Want to know how to flirt your way to success? Want to learn how to please every man ever? Perhaps you don’t need a man but you want abs that make you look like a terminator.
Hi, I’m Yianni Agisilaou.
Pitch the diaries, the journals, the travelogues.
Dear Edinburgh, I’m back on the Free Fringe.
Til’ Death Do Us Part tells the story of David and Alison as they struggle through pressures of married life.
Staged in a working hairdressers on Clerk Street, come and immerse yourself in the secret world of styling while Sabrina and the team attempt mission impossible, hair-wise.
Morningside Malcolm’s daughter has married into a family of Glasgow gangsters.
Laugh, love, shout and reclaim our NHS.
15 years as a global stand-up have made Wayne one of the sharpest and most insightful comics working in the UK today.
Claire hates her job.
Strong tummies are required for Nev’s (Chunks co-daddy, ‘ever versatile’ (Skinny) ‘comedian’ (National)) latest show.
A horse tried for murder? A nonsensical idea, surely? Well not after the great Animal Rights and Responsibilities Act 2031 is passed into law.
It’s been a morbid year for ‘the country’s leading musical satirist’ (Times), he’s turned 46 – over the hill by anyone’s standards – his personal life is in turmoil and his chi…
Cakes is the highly anticipated debut show from Bilal Zafar, the Hackney Empire New Comedian of the Year 2016 (NATYS) and Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year runner-u…
Yolav is a comedian from a country that no longer exists due to the collapse of its government.
Knockabout radical stand-up and chat from Scotland’s top satirical comics, as heard on BBC’s Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News.
25-30 minutes of funny things, said in a Hungarian accent, (because that’s the accent I have and I’m not good at changing it).
Two against the underwhelmed: If you like your raging bilious satire served with a side salad of rocket, Matt Duwell and Declan Kennedy are your guys.
A stand-up comedy show in which John promises to rip up the room for the full hour, or you can leave throughout.
A television journalist and a politician clash live on-air.
A cheeky staged reading of two original teleplays intended for premium cable adult programming (colloquially known as Skinemax shows).
William, having just been fired from his position as the world’s worst drama teacher, thinks he might join the navy; a headmaster reflects on his “illustrious” past, while Tim is…
A bold hour of stand-up and character comedy from Flora Anderson (Laughing Horse New Act of Year finalist 2015) and Cam Spence (hasn’t entered competitions but if she did she’d win…
A funny, tragic and ridiculous guide to baking, birthing and breaking the rules.
Join the fresh-faced former Scottish Comedian of the Year for a riotous hour of stories about Battling the Bottle, Aristotle.
Darkly comic, ensemble theatre at its finest.
Edinburgh Fringe’s Funniest Newcomers 2015 (The Guardian).
Treason Show: Festival Special.
Lindsay, Kells, Maria and Lee have just got back from Nicky’s funeral.
Off the Cuff, the Brighton based improvisation troupe, bring their show Crime and Funishment to the Fringe.
Bubbling with energy and wit, Athena Kugblenu shares with us her opinions and musings on just about every topic you might need to navigate life as a British millennial.
Opening in 1943 Rome, Gran Consiglio is
set with The Grand Council of Fascism meeting to discuss the deposition of
A pair of comedic short plays simultaneously celebrating and condemning modern life, sandwiched in sketches: A re-imagining of the myth of Narcissus and Echo, and a contemporary fa…
In a dynamic and totally charming free performance, Owen Elton spreads half-truth and misinformation in original song.
Join award-winning Caribbean-British poet John Agard in this quirky re-visioning of the notorious New World Enterprise of Christopher Columbus, on a voyage in verse performed again…
Chris Parkinson, famous poet and professional troublemaker, returns with a high octane poetic voyage through subjects including party politics, dangerous grammar and anthropomorphi…
“Exhilarating and thought-provoking, angering and very funny” (Kate Copstick, Scotsman), “If you are looking for some first-class, experienced satire, this is your show” (Broadway …
The Sex Shells present ‘Going Down’: a glittering, twisted, all-singing, all-prancing look at gay existence in the twenty-first century.
A country at conflict with itself, torn between it’s culture and the growing need for democracy, turns to its often-absent King to save them, but does he even care?
Now those clos…
Joe Wells believes that you should treat everyone with kindness, but that’s not easy when some of them vote UKIP.
Sceptical, ludicrous and hilarious, Betts brings his second hour of stand-up to Brighton Fringe.
The perfect start to your night at Brighton Fringe.
Watch a fuzzy gentlemen do his best to convince you that he’s not a brain floating in a jar, whilst working out precisely how humanity has managed to get this far without totally d…
“In the Parish Council elections, you win or you die.
Zahra’s a bit like the country of Turkey, in that she’s a mix of Eastern and Western culture, and also she is a bird.
Stranded by severe snowstorms, three identically dressed strangers disturb the rural calm of a young woman in a remote Sussex cottage.
Ben Watson’s meet and
greet as we entered the theatre made his audience immediately warm to him.
“Mate, it wouldn’t surprise me to find out you’d snapped one day and gone on a killing spree.
Think Tank is a live comedy and debate show where professional comedians propose policy ideas to a panel of politicians and experts.
For one sensational night only, cabaret legend Dusty Limits
graced the stage of a very chilly Republic venue on Brighton’s seafront.
Curious Cloud presents ‘Mocketh The Weak’, the gameshow that pits wicked wits against hapless saps.
Scattershot, irreverent and a bit wobbly, Ade takes all the things you hold dear and does unspeakable things to them right in front of your brain, before washing everything in laug…
Every Christmas, comedians Andy Thomas (‘Crimes Against Humanities Teachers’) and Sarah Charsley (‘Ghost Sex’) meet to mime a rant, then do it for real.
With the affectionate way he talks about the fringe and his ability to inject energy into the venues, Dick Coughlan seems like a comic perfectly at home at Brighton Fringe.
Hilarious new surreal sketch show about how humans are.
Work-in-progress from multi-award-winner celebrating the kick-ass women in our families who stood the test of time despite obstacles via faith, family, culture or the time they liv…
Refugees! Immigrants! Statistics don’t tell the story, people do.
Award-winning comedian James Bennison has had enough and has decided to take over the world.
Bob and Jim do ‘The Rest of The Lot’.
LJ Da Funk (New Comedian of the Year 2015 Winner) presents the most hilarious fusion of sex and politics since David Cameron f**ked that pig.
An improvised comedy show where two teams battle to see who can make the audience laugh hardest.
Dressed only from the waist up and ankles down, Truscott undoes the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between.
Church Night takes place as a monthly variety show in Washington DC, where they attract large crowds every night.
Sajeela Kershi is firmly sat on the fence.
‘Internet celebrity’ used to sound contradictory.
Bobby Nitro hosts After Dark, a comedy chat show and showcase.
No one rants quite like Nick Revell.
Margaret Thatcher truly is the Queen of Soho.
Atomkraft is a performance with live music.
According to Baudelaire, the greatest trick that the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist.
Strikingly staged, deftly acted and simultaneously hard-hitting and bitingly funny.
Wicked, topical musical comedy from the political parody specialists, singing truth to power for the seventh year at the Fringe with an all-new set targeting parliamentarians and p…
Who knew that bartending could be so interesting? In his debut show at the Fringe, Chris Betts, a Canadian comic with what can only be described as a beard to die for (which you ca…
A stupid show made by idiots, for idiots!* Join frustrated satirist Ben Powell and frantic artist and comedian Mike Milling for an hour of comedy, satire, art, music and awful, rel…
Kieran Butler **** (Scotsman) returns with an updated version of his political comedy/satire.
Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics 4.
Bonnie Fairbrass (SYTYF and Funny Women semi-finalist 2006) has been looking for inner peace ever since she realised at just four years old, that life is very much not a fairy tale…
In which Peter York, co-inventor of the Sloane Ranger, author of Authenticity is a Con and recovering style guru, introduces his dark, edgy and deeply subversive idea of niceness.
Block is a production that constantly surprises, though not always in ways that are comforting.
A new satirical comedy that asks what it really means to be a female and have a personality.
Vladimir McTavish’s cynical look back at Scotland’s past spans from the fourteenth century to the present day, examining the successes and failures of kings and governments,…
Sometimes a production doesn’t come together and it’s not for a lack of trying.
Appetite Theatre, lead by young playwright Serafina Cusack, are distressingly cool.
The Creative Martyrs, that white-faced Laurel and Hardy of existential cabaret terrorism, are not men to be trifled with, as some rather talkative front-row audience members discov…
The aptly named Bungabunga Productions have implored you to see this show before they get sued.
Boris: World King is a giddy, silly and savagely satirical delight.
Watching Kate Smurthwaite doing stand up is like watching a recording of a Tory Peer’s night terrors: not only is she funny, but when it comes to tearing apart injustice, she’s…
Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is being presented by The Kinkaid School of Houston, Texas, as part of The American High School Theatre Festival.
Deciding to paint Ukip leader Nigel Farage as a troubled “anti hero” in a cleverly sarcastic musical romp was always going to be a bit of a treat.
Johnny has accidentally told his niece that he can single-handedly stop climate change and so he embarks on a musical adventure with his bandmate Paddy to save the world.
Who hasn’t thought about culling parts of the human race? I have and I’m practically an angel! Surely even the greatest pacifist can’t resist, with the forces of UKIP at larg…
2015 has surely been a bumper crop for satire.
This year, Yianni explores “the line”: how do we cross the line in telling jokes, and who decides where it is? He conducts his investigation through a series of anecdotes and d…
A political satire and a dark comedy revealing an uncompromised view of our political world from behind the scenes.
Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake.
Britain’s top live political panel show.
This comedy show started with a question: why is it that conspiracy theorists will chew your ear off explaining that 9/11 was an inside job, global warming is a hoax, and chemtrail…
A show about power and the relatable struggles of small town life: boredom, noisy neighbours.
In a world of blockbuster adaptations and endless reboots, four performers dream of being awesome.
Omid Singh is an American touring stand-up comedian, based in Los Angeles.
In this solo show, Wild Card Kitty presents a compendium of character comedy based chicanery, transforming into different artistes from around the globe showing off their special s…
Uncle Sam Wants You For U.
Radical satirical Scottish comedy, following the sell-out success of Aye Right? How No? at the 2014 Fringe, and on global television.
Dissent: noun, def.
An hour of unapologetic satirical sketches performed by QMU ComSoc, a group who blended together would create the ethnicity of off-white.
Don’t learn from your mistakes, enjoy the mistakes of others.
Award-winning comic Keith Carter presents a stand-up situation comedy musical game show satire about how good manners and boundless optimism will triumph over life’s hardships.
Fringe sensation, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, returns after 2014’s total sell-out run (and at London’s Leicester Square Theatre) in the drag comedy musical extravaganza like…
There’s been a murrrder! Some criminals put stockings on their heads, now Earth’s funniest Socks get their heads around crime.
Come see the birth of a true modern jester, a voice for the people.
Like Britain? Too bad, asshole.
This autobiographical rollercoaster ride of an emerging actor, as he tells his story; which is gripping and hilarious in equal measure, taking you from the back streets of Belfast …
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