News@1066

News@1066

Set in a TV studio, News@1066 puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history's biggest stories. Fast-moving and wacky, this one-woman comic show races from one breaking story to the next! Historical fact mixes with modern technology – screen, sound effects and music as anchorwoman Alice Roberts interviews live celebs from the past... 

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

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. Tobacco Tea Theatre’s piece never really rises above the laziness that the use of this song suggests on behalf of the creative team, but then, it doesn’t appear to try to do so... 

The Whole of Shakespeare

The Whole of Shakespeare

Artists of pantomime and clownery Mikhail Kukota and Igor Chekhov are graduates of the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts. They present a completely new vision and new form of William Shakespeare's famous drama plays through ironic consciousness... 

The Infamous Five Sketch Show

The Infamous Five Sketch Show

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 based around the theme of rejected children’s books, but stretches to cover a range of perversely educational topics from Brexiteering roman senators to feminist cat-calling builders... 

Duck Gutters

Duck Gutters

A twisted satire swirling around the greed and vanity that haunts the high-class art world. A story set amongst priceless paintings, Oswald and his family learn what priceless art can really cost... 

Please Stop!

Please Stop!

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. Do you love living in a place that could be anywhere? Do you drive past clone towns at 100mph at the risk of prosecution as the thought of seeing another generic town centre erodes your soul? Then this is the show for you! Please Stop! is a show that offers viable solutions to an issue that affects us all. 

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

Schalk Bezuidenhout steps out dressed like an East London hipster, all bright, quirky knits, socks printed with bananas and a distinguishable moustache and hairstyle. His look would imply that maybe we’re in for 40 minutes of millennial-observation, quips about being hipster but it couldn’t be further from this... 

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle Edinburgh

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

Daughter

Daughter

I hated Daughter. I think, no I seriously hope, that I was supposed to. I’m still grappling with what I actually think of it but what I do know is I’ve not felt so viscerally angry after a piece of theatre before... 

The Bugle Live

The Bugle Live

Two live editions of the globally popular topical podcast. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman, with guests from around the world, The Bugle Live will address the week's news with its trademark cocktail of inventive satire and premium-grade hogwash... 

Andy Zaltzman: Right Questions. Wrong Answers.

Andy Zaltzman: Right Questions. Wrong Answers.

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 our rightly renowned planet... 

Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

Off-the-wall stand-up with sausage. Phil’s take on the new insanity as normality. It’s bonkers! He mocks the establishment as he seeks out the world’s biggest arseholes and invites you to make nominations, throw things and sing along to anarchic punk rock... 

Secret Mountain

Secret Mountain

Secret Mountain is a children's educational show, not suitable for children. Featuring selfish human and puppet friends, when the Secret Mountain club meets, you can count on dangerous mischief happening... 

Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens

Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens

She’s Merkel to his Trump. He’s Boris to her Theresa. Two of Britain’s top impressionists come together on one bill, also featuring personalities from Farage to Lumley, Dianne Abbott to Fiona Bruce and the sublime to Jacob Rees Mogg... 

Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

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 Modern Guide to Etiquette... 

Seven-Day NHS: Naughty Health Stories

Seven-Day NHS: Naughty Health Stories

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. In honour of Jeremy Hunt’s innovative and entirely feasible seven-day NHS, we’ll take you on a day-by-day tour of what’s really going on behind the headlines... 

Anya Anastasia: The Executioners

Anya Anastasia: The Executioners

Anya Anastasia explodes into the theatre to the ominous sounds of thunderstorms, as she live streams her ascension to the stage. Adorned in a post apocalyptic silver headpiece featuring several iPhones, she serenades us with a scintillating soliloquy, a rhetoric on how we are feeling and our ability to react via the medium of social media... 

Don't Knock Your Granny

Don't Knock Your Granny

Six feisty older women shine a light on family violence. The show will make you laugh and cry as you listen to true stories of women’s experiences. And our puppets Reg and Regina will try to get a word in... 

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

Free speech is a right fiercely protected in today’s society. To deny someone a voice is to deny them a fundamental part of their existence. Yet this inalienable right to speak is balanced by the need to take care what you say, especially when one word out of turn can dog you forever... 

Babes Against Bullshit

Babes Against Bullshit

Women have claimed intellectual and economic power for themselves, culture has simply found new ways to make us inferior. A patchwork of stories tackling the identity and experiences of young women, relaying the often overlooked and dismissed realities that affect women through both a black and white cultural lens... 

Who Killed Franz Ferdinand?

Who Killed Franz Ferdinand?

An Archduke assassinated. Europe on a knife edge. Four academic cocaine addicts trying to solve a murder. An idiotic killer. Death cult deception. Sword fights and feminism. Forensics and future queens... 

Sex Waitress

Sex Waitress

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 offenders- or ‘Keiths’- are shielded, and even promoted... 

Jay Handley: White Jesus

Jay Handley: White Jesus

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. When not at the Fringe, he can be found arrogantly inflicting his world view on audiences at some of the country's best clubs... 

Australia: Origin of F*cked

Australia: Origin of F*cked

Since 2013, Australia is the origin of racist, science denying, sexist lying thugs getting elected Prime Minister. Trump is a shitty cover band. Brexit is a tribute act. Now, we’re all probably f*cked! Fringe veteran and Australian satirist, Kieran Butler, returns for a fifth year of his sold out cult hit... 

Kate Smurthwaite: Clit Stirrer

Kate Smurthwaite: Clit Stirrer

Kate Smurthwaite finally tells us what she really thinks. The award-winning feminist, atheist, polyamorous comedian, writer for Have I Got News For You and former Question Time panellist, puts away all those years of coquettishness and gets off the fence... 

Overpriced Zeitgeist

Overpriced Zeitgeist

Middle-aged, middle class, white, British male. Heterosexual. Drinks in moderation. Average shoe size (nine). Enters B&Q through the exit, which is clearly marked: 'To enter use other door'... 

What the... Feminist?!

What the... Feminist?!

Sexism getting you down? Us too! Eight students fresh out of the gilded halls of LAMDA present their “hot take” on feminism today, in an action-packed musical sketch show. Featuring original songs and questionable choreography, you don’t want to miss what What the... 

Life and Death of a Near-Hero

Life and Death of a Near-Hero

A "nearly" comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during London Bridge terror attack in 2016. I have been doing a lot of things and people always get it wrong! I have always done things in my own way and I hate people regarding me as just an old man ex-stripper... 

Prophets of Imperfection

Prophets of Imperfection

Inspired by Star Wars and superheroes, these two Dutch comedians return to the Fringe to analyse the past, present and future of disabilities. They realize they are no longer guardians, but Prophets of Imperfection... 

Trollbadour

Trollbadour

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. He's on a mission to release an album every six months for 20 years... 

Plenty of Linguine at Home

Plenty of Linguine at Home

Albie and Amelia have been told by an unorthodox relationship counsellor to perform a two-man show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe despite a break-up laden with animosity. The audience is taken on a hilarious journey about how to make something creative work when there is trouble in a relationship... 

Lucky

Lucky

Lucy is young, fresh-faced and feeling lucky. She also just lost her mother. Propelled by contingency, she is sent to live with her estranged father, Lothario and long-time lad Ricky Pense, infamous for his problematic dating show... 

Sameena Zehra: Existerhood

Sameena Zehra: Existerhood

Power balances are shifting. But can we get rid of all the arsebiscuits without becoming arsebiscuits ourselves? What price friendship, when revolution beckons? What price joy and compassion? And what about the menz? Intent... 

Bristol Revunions Present: Paraguay

Bristol Revunions Present: Paraguay

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. Ten years after the society reformed, the Bristol Revunions are back at the Fringe to seek justice through comedy and tell this story... 

Terrible Sex Tips: Live and Uncut

Terrible Sex Tips: Live and Uncut

Strap in for the sex-ed show of the century as we debunk the desire industry. The Smut Lady of Edinburgh is back with this comedic takedown of societal expectations, slut shaming, and substandard sex... 

LJ DA FUNK in... When Will These Fascist Bastards All Be Lined Up and F*cking Shot?!?

LJ DA FUNK in... When Will These Fascist Bastards All Be Lined Up and F*cking Shot?!?

Trump. May. Farage. Milo Yianniplopadopadous. Internet twats. Ed Sheeran. Mary Berry. Your mum. Britain First. The woman who put the cat in the bin. Katie Hopkins. Nick f*cking Knowles... 

Fake TV

Fake TV

Uniquely individual impressionist roasts current and past celebrities and politicians using their own words cleverly underscored with music and sound effects. This show is surprising, original and hilarious in equal measure... 

Holt and Talbot: Mansplaining Feminism

Holt and Talbot: Mansplaining Feminism

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. Rosie Holt is unable to grasp some of the concepts of feminism but over the course of an hour, through bickering, sketches and an audacious bit of mansplaining, Christian attempts to set her straight... 

Bilal Zafar – Lovebots

Bilal Zafar – Lovebots

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 vote... 

Succubus Fringe Edition

Succubus Fringe Edition

Razor-sharp women's satirical magazine, Succubus, brings you a mixed-bill hour of comedy championing new female comedy writers and stand-ups. Featuring some of the best and brightest comedy writers in the UK who, between them, have credits on The Now Show, Dead Ringers, The Daily Mash, The Mash Report, The News Quiz and more... 

Mitch Benn: Doing It on Purpose

Mitch Benn: Doing It on Purpose

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 years – wait, what is a stalwart? And how does it differ from an ordinary wart? The festival wouldn’t be the same without him (it’d be a lot quieter for a start)... 

NewsRevue

NewsRevue

Nobody is safe. From President Trump to the President's Club, Brexit to Bitcoin, politicians and celebrities alike come under fire in a turbo-charged barrage of bladder-threateningly funny songs and sketches brimming with punchlines... 

Oleg Denisov: Doublethink

Oleg Denisov: Doublethink

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 returns to Edinburgh from the neo-archaic futureland! A political animal from Putin’s petrified forest, and philosopher by training, Oleg, will third-world-splain propaganda and democracy, dissect Russian political zeitgeist and the test limits of identity and knowledge... 

Ashley Haden: We All Die C*nts

Ashley Haden: We All Die C*nts

Ashley Haden is back with the eagerly awaited final chapter of the C*nting Trilogy. Haden returns with his most honest show to date to show once and for all that we are all c*nts. Covering subjects from heroes to nationalism to our own privilege, Haden’s vitriolic 'liberatingly transgressive' (ThreeWeeks) take on humanity will be the antidote to the apathetic world... 

Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher

Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher

Variations on the BBC Radio 4 series, including the tales: Vladimir Putin’s Bottom Is Missing and Clash of the Hipster Shamans. 'As if JG Ballard has written an Edinburgh show from beyond the grave… profound and impressive and expertly delivered' (Chortle... 

Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian

Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian

Scottish Comedian of the Year, Leo Kearse returns with the follow up to I Can Make You Tory. Poking fun at liberal sanctimony and hypocrisy, Leo takes on millennials, #metoo, environmentalists and Jeremy Corbyn, showing why socialists are selfish and Trump is great... 

Gráinne Maguire: What Has the News Ever Done for Me?

Gráinne Maguire: What Has the News Ever Done for Me?

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 argue why it's the one you should care about... 

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

Described by Chortle as 'the most exciting comedian of the last few years', Red Richardson delivers his debut hour of satirical, anecdotal comedy with bite. When Red was young he narrowly missed out on the lead role in the billion pound franchise Harry Potter and the rest wasn't history... 

Brexit

Brexit

A new Tory PM must unite his party’s warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal. Just... what was it again? Starring Timothy Bentinck, Jo Caulfield, Hal Cruttenden, Pippa Evans and Mike McShane... 

Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet

Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet

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 Tonya Harding, catastrophic Grindr hookups, and the deeply upsetting story behind why Sting once called him 'the pussy of a plant'... 

Nele Needs a Holiday: The Musical

Nele Needs a Holiday: The Musical

A Belgian pop star moves to London to steal the job of British pop stars. Luckily, austerity is there to stop her. A witty pop-opera about a girl called Nele who turns her life into a big international mess because she wants to be famous on the other side of the English Channel... 

Lolly Jones: Fifty Shades of May

Lolly Jones: Fifty Shades of May

Lolly (BBC Three/Comedy Central) lampoons political figures in this character comedy/burlesque hybrid show. As Theresa May, she will taunt and tease in Brussels and in fields of wheat... 

Trump the Musical

Trump the Musical

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 Vladimir Putin gone suspiciously quiet? Join Blowfish Theatre for an evening of raucous satire, great original music and one truly awful wig! From the perpetrators of Boris the Musical! comes a new satirical songtastic extravaganza! 'Pacy, rude, irreverent and very funny' **** (TheReviewsHub... 

Jamie Dalgleish: From Buckfast to Middle Class

Jamie Dalgleish: From Buckfast to Middle Class

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 multiple degrees and a banking career will take you from his crazy upbringing to even crazier adulthood... 

Australia: Still F*cked

Australia: Still F*cked

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, Australia is F*cked... 

Playing Politics – The Last Hurrah

Playing Politics – The Last Hurrah

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 extravaganza targeting Bolsheviks and Brexiteers, neocons and nationalists, Tories, tabloids and Trump... 

Australia: Still F*cked

Australia: Still F*cked

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, Australia is F*cked... 

Joseph K

Joseph K

Joseph K is a modern day adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial brought to us by students from KGS Theatre Company. Set in 21st century London this piece, written by Tom Basden, follows the life of Joseph K around the time of his 30th birthday... 

Stranger Than Truth

Stranger Than Truth

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. 

Australia: Still F*cked

Australia: Still F*cked

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, Australia is F*cked... 

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee is a satire about white heroes, cool policemen and sexy Syrians. The show is based on Karen’s trip following refugees in 2015 from Lesvos beach towards Europe. It reveals refreshing stories from the refugee trail of police, volunteers and the refugees, far from the image often presented by mainstream media... 

The Agony and the Ivories

The Agony and the Ivories

Comedian, musician and award-winning actor Bill Larkin from Chicago performs songs at the piano that the Los Angeles Times call 'bitingly satirical'. Songs performed from his new live album, Knowing Your Audience... 

Rich Hyde, Homicide

Rich Hyde, Homicide

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! 

Australia: Still F*cked

Australia: Still F*cked

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, Australia is F*cked... 

Australia: Still F*cked

Australia: Still F*cked

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, Australia is F*cked... 

Playing Politics – A Fringe Taster

Playing Politics – A Fringe Taster

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 Bolsheviks and Brexiteers, neocons and nationalists, Tories, tabloids and (who else?) Trump... 

A Wake (For Those Dying for an Honest Job That Always Makes a Killing)

A Wake (For Those Dying for an Honest Job That Always Makes a Killing)

Raise a glass with us at a brand-new Fringe venue and celebrate the life of Ronald, who died slowly, painfully and fully aware. From the duo that failed to bring you The Troupe, Grattan and McLean's latest funeral is sure to be a grim undertaking, their cold, lifeless career mirroring their latest client's corpse. 

The Establishment: Eton Mess

The Establishment: Eton Mess

Satire can often be found at the root of absurdism. Usually when the world gets too unusual to be commented on accurately through traditional means, artists look to surreal narratives and comedy to express astute views... 

Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident Tour

Andrew Lawrence: The Happy Accident Tour

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. Andrew Lawrence has certainly not been afraid to court controversy in recent years, but unfortunately his Happy Accident set fulfilled neither of these criteria... 

Hivemind Presents: Playlight Robbery

Hivemind Presents: Playlight Robbery

Choosing a title from the loose flyers offered up by audience members, Hivemind’s quintet compose two improvised half-an-hour jaunts. In this instance, we are shown a murder-mystery featuring a stolen ruby and a re-imagining of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt... 

In Conversation With… Barry Crimmins

In Conversation With… Barry Crimmins

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 sobbing with both laughter and, well, sobbing... 

Macblair

Macblair

Charlie Dupré’s Macblair reimagines the political life of Tony Blair as, to quote the production’s marketing, ‘a Shakespearean tragicomedy’. While this is perhaps too lofty a description for what is essentially a good fun hour of light satire with a sprinkling of blank verse, Macblair does use the premise of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as a template for its narrative... 

Guardians of Imperfection

Guardians of Imperfection

Handicap, schmandicap. People with a disability are certainly not always weak victims and they can speak for themselves. Maybe they can even be heroes. Two Dutch comedians Marijn and Sem will take you on an origins story about the need to be perfect, politics, the silliness of the world and how we are all eventually imperfect. 

Political Animal

Political Animal

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. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman (Bugle podcast, 7 Day Sunday, sundry other stuff), with a different bill each night, featuring some of the universe’s finest comedians... 

Andrew Sim

Andrew Sim

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 a long hour... 

Afternoon T With Georgia Tasda

Afternoon T With Georgia Tasda

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. Expect queer capers, gender-bending, and of course, cocktails! 'Georgia Tasda carries Leigh Bowery’s torch for weird and exceptional drag performance art' (LoverboyMagazine... 

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire (World of 2017 Special Edition)

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist for Hire (World of 2017 Special Edition)

Zaltzman, host of legendary podcast The Bugle, delivers satire on commission, as ordered by you, the public, in his unique interactive show. Email your satiricoquery in advance (via satirisethis@satiristforhire... 

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee

Undercover Refugee is a satire about white heroes, cool policemen and sexy Syrians. The show is based on Karen’s trip following refugees in 2015 from Lesvos beach towards Europe. It reveals refreshing stories from the refugee trail of police, volunteers and the refugees, far from the image often presented by mainstream media... 

Pulled

Pulled

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 pride... 

Dates

Dates

A decidedly younger and ‘hipper’ crowd gathered around a small table at the centre of The C Royale stage. The room was intimate, and at times claustrophobic – easily interpreted as a metaphor for the current dating climate that Dates aimed to portray... 

The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

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. Lehrer's satirical songs have delighted and horrified audiences for decades, including Poisoning Pigeons in the Park, The Masochism Tango and The Elements... 

NSFW

NSFW

'The articles are shit. No offence, Charlotte. But no one buys our publication principally for the literature. I think it’s important to recognise that.' Lad’s mag Doghouse is in trouble: after a topless image of an underage girl is featured, her furious father threatens to bring down the magazine... 

Vichy Goings-on

Vichy Goings-on

Following the success of Engels! The Karl Marx Story, RFT return to the Fringe with a brand-new post-truth alternative history comedy caper. 1947: a British agent emerges from the icy wastes of Antarctica with a bar of missing Nazi gold and a curious tale to tell; a tale of fugitive Nazis, the world’s edge and the true fate of President Roosevelt... 

Hamlettes

Hamlettes

Middle school Shakespeare enthusiasts Alexandra and Chloe decide to start a theatre club and Hamlet will be their first project. Bossy Alexandra will play Hamlet (obviously), which leaves aspiring actress Chloe with every other character... 

Spectaculus

Spectaculus

2025 AD. Earth. A single company emerges victorious, conglomerating all entertainment into the Spectaculus media nexus. This provides premium tailored content using sophisticated AI, and the planet enjoys a golden age of entertainment as a result... 

Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation

Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation

Politics, power and how we lost the plot. Ayesha Hazarika MBE lifts the lid on what life's really like behind the scenes at Westminster and, with her characteristically brutal honesty, asks what's next for British politics... 

Australia: Still F*cked

Australia: Still F*cked

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, Australia is F*cked... 

David Sheeran: I Am Donut

David Sheeran: I Am Donut

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 (probably)... 

The Creative Martyrs: Kabakunst

The Creative Martyrs: Kabakunst

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 years we have had? Such is the thinking of The Creative Martyrs, who have crafted another night of equal parts delight and despair, this year in the secretive setting of Fingers Piano Bar... 

Ballot Box

Ballot Box

Ballot Box from Tea and Tonic productions may be categorised under ‘New Writing,’ but it fails to provide an original scope on Brexit. This comedy satire follows the impact of the EU referendum on two out-of- work actresses, Molly and Lydia (played by Keri Bastiman and Emily Parker-Barratt, who also wrote the play)... 

Oil!

Oil!

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. Drawing on well-crafted student stereotypes, it is reminiscent of Fresh Meat, and a lot of the humour rests on how unlikely it is, for example, for self-entitled ex-Etonian Oscar and passionate feminist activist Milly to be able to stomach living under the same roof... 

Gordon Southern: That's a Fun Fact!

Gordon Southern: That's a Fun Fact!

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 latest Edinburgh show is full-to-bursting with comedic gold, and undoubtedly perfect evidence (if we’re all being scientific) of why you should never underestimate the quality of what’s on offer from the city’s ‘Free’— to get in, if not to get out—Festivals... 

Bat Boy: The Musical

Bat Boy: The Musical

Billed as a uniquely grotesque combination of satire, horror and comedy, Bat Boy: The Musical has a small but dedicated cult following. Performed by Ophiuchus Rising, the semi-professional cast effortlessly made sense of the bizarre and risqué storyline... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

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. Jewish comedy is not a new concept and despite Demina playing to stereotypes, he does so very well... 

I See You – Live

I See You – Live

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 followers who are quick to click ‘like’ on each of his weekly I See You articles... 

Wall 2.0! A Thinly Veiled Manifesto for How to Mend Our Broken World  Disguised as a New American Musical

Wall 2.0! A Thinly Veiled Manifesto for How to Mend Our Broken World Disguised as a New American Musical

Wall 2.0! follows the citizens and aristocrats of Nowallia, a dystopian land which had in the past been divided by an impassable wall. The backstory to this is explored further in the company’s other Fringe show – Wall 1... 

Australia: Still F*cked

Australia: Still F*cked

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, Australia is F*cked... 

The Birthday Game With Daniel Norcross

The Birthday Game With Daniel Norcross

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

Hung Up

Hung Up

One ex-wife. One ex-husband. One younger new girlfriend. In a spontaneous meeting between the three, civility falls apart and makes way for discussions that descend into heated discussions... 

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedy Award runner-up, presents his debut show about success, our current political situation and a 19th-century textile designer. 'Articulate and witty' (Chortle... 

100% Jay Handley: Hansplaining

100% Jay Handley: Hansplaining

Borderline drug-casualty, Jay Handley, arrogantly inflicts his worldview on the public. ‘Moments that can go toe-to toe with the best stand-up I've seen’(EdFringeReview.com). Jay Handley performs around the country at some of its best clubs including The Glees, The Comedy Store, Jongleurs and The Stand... 

Hard Breakfast: The Cabaret

Hard Breakfast: The Cabaret

She's a sell-out! In a good way. Last year's crowd-pleasing political musical is back and better than ever. Join a fresh-faced political assistant and her new gal pals, Theresa and Nicola, as they roast politicians, skewer the news and slather some cheese on their songs about breakfast, Brexit and the British... 

Comedians Against Humanity: Hosted by Yianni Agisilaou – Free

Comedians Against Humanity: Hosted by Yianni Agisilaou – Free

The underground hit of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh after sell-out shows in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Hosted by Yianni Agisilaou, audiences wielding cards from smash hit game Cards Against Humanity challenge guest comedians to create material on the spot... 

Ready, Aim, Pray, Fire! Lemon Creek Baptist Church Handgun Training Course

Ready, Aim, Pray, Fire! Lemon Creek Baptist Church Handgun Training Course

America’s gun culture is pervasive. In recent years, even churches across the southeast US have gotten in on the act, offering handgun training as a 'community service'. Reverend Jim Hokum leads a course on firearm training at the fictional Lemon Creek Baptist Church in North Carolina... 

Australia: Still F*cked

Australia: Still F*cked

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, Australia is F*cked... 

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

In 1993, Alexander Bennett won a ‘most beautiful baby’s smile’ competition at Butlins in Skegness. 24 years later, in the absence of any other awards, he’s rounding up his competitors from that day for a rematch... 

The Stage Manager’s Guide to Dating Assholes

The Stage Manager’s Guide to Dating Assholes

Tells the story of three stage managers: the Drill Sergeant, the Cheerleader and the One Who Can’t Get Her Shit Together. All three of them are dating the same director, a sensitive theatre genius with a great ass... 

AA-AA The Adventures of Rich and Morty (The 'A's Are Silent)

AA-AA The Adventures of Rich and Morty (The 'A's Are Silent)

Coming from dimension AA-AA are Irish Rich and Egyptian Morty, stand-ups in Amsterdam with similar chips on their shoulders. Rich is a musical comedian/anus. Morty is a satirical comedian/sphincter... 

I Can Make You Tory

I Can Make You Tory

When you see Leo Kearse — and you should — there’s a very good chance it’ll be a four-star experience. Perhaps even five-stars, if he gets a good tailwind from an up-for-it audience and fewer distractions from passing venue staff, for whom having stand-up performed in the backroom appears to be an annoyance... 

Our Christian Nation

Our Christian Nation

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 absurdity of a Christians-only country... 

A Picture's Worth Five Dollars

A Picture's Worth Five Dollars

Disturbing the peace. Assault. Police. Utility belts. Laser pointers. Liberty. A homeless ghost. A tutu-d fairy. This original satire from the Kansas City Fringe Festival promises to excite, humor, intrigue, question and entertain... 

The Black Medicine Show

The Black Medicine Show

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 tales from the Antipodes... 

NSFW

NSFW

'The articles are shit. No offence, Charlotte. But no one buys our publication principally for the literature. I think it’s important to recognise that.' Lad’s mag Doghouse is in trouble: after a topless image of an underage girl is featured, her furious father threatens to bring down the magazine... 

Ivor Dembina Show

Ivor Dembina Show

Truthful stand-up, funny stories and some good jokes. Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina **** (Guardian) on the state of the world, the trouble we are in and how to get out of it. Admission free, gentiles half price. 

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

Abrasive satire for Guardian readers, disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun readers so as not to alienate the proletariat. Bashing Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, Alabama's most dangerous export tackles the new order of British and world fascism with his raucous wit and bombast... 

Erich McElroy Tops Trump

Erich McElroy Tops Trump

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. He’s got all the alternative truth, the fakest news and is gonna make the Fringe great again... 

The Walk of Shame

The Walk of Shame

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 take the bull by the tap... 

The Two Moronnies: Trumped Up

The Two Moronnies: Trumped Up

Enjoy some sophisticated wit and word play as The Two Moronnies lampoon the lampoonable in their unique, energetic musical style. Come and enjoy tunes for all ages and tastes with new, topical lyrics set to familiar tunes that targets a range of the well-known, the gaffe-prone and plain old narcissistic celebrities... 

More Equal Than Others

More Equal Than Others

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. Basically, it's a spur of the moment contemplation on the inane, frivolous and vapid lives we all live, and cake... 

Damien Slash: Demographic

Damien Slash: Demographic

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. A multi-character meltdown of madcap personalities and extraordinary vocal variations... 

Keir McAllister: Hey, You’re Only Cosmic Dust!

Keir McAllister: Hey, You’re Only Cosmic Dust!

A new satirical hour from award-winning stand-up comic and writer Keir McAllister. Acclaimed circuit comic McAllister has become a Fringe favourite with political satire shows Aye Right, How No?, So That’s What We Voted For? and Topical Storm... 

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

In 1993, Alexander Bennett won a ‘most beautiful baby’s smile’ competition at Butlins in Skegness. 24 years later, in the absence of any other awards, he’s rounding up his competitors from that day for a rematch... 

Aideen McQueen – No Satisfaction

Aideen McQueen – No Satisfaction

I can resist everything except the temptation... to paraphrase Oscar Wilde! Funny tales of excess, failure and sugar daddies with just a smidgen of success. From teacher to trophy wife to rehab and out the other side! 

Orwell that Ends Well

Orwell that Ends Well

Lolly (Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe) explores our digital footprint in her third satirical stand-up show. How does Amazon know what we need before we do? How does Facebook predict our future friends? Lolly became a fugitive on Channel 4’s Hunted to experience the public scrutiny of her internet search history but what does the government’s Snooper’s Charter mean for the rest of us? Funny Women finalist 2016... 

Funny Cluckers – Afternoon Show – Free

Funny Cluckers – Afternoon Show – Free

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. Cockmungusly not suitable for the family. 

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

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, infectious charisma and quality comedy' (Kent Comedy) – will teach you how your new found pessimism can make you happier (within reason of course!). 

Celtic Comedy

Celtic Comedy

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. Jay Lafferty, ‘Cuddly one sec, cruel the next, this comic will have you open-mouthed in amazement’ (List)... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

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. Fifth year of the Fringe's all-time favourite, longest-running Jewish comedy show... 

Afternoon T With Georgia Tasda

Afternoon T With Georgia Tasda

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. Expect queer capers, gender-bending, and of course, cocktails! 'Georgia Tasda carries Leigh Bowery’s torch for weird and exceptional drag performance art' (LoverboyMagazine... 

Alex Kealy: The Art of the Keal

Alex Kealy: The Art of the Keal

Watch a 'marvellous stand-up' (Skinny) funnify the slow-motion explosion that is 2017 liberal democracy. Politics, amirite?! 'Hilarious... fresh, insightful and original... a great hour of cerebral stand-up comedy – and Alex Kealy is a name to watch' **** (FringeGuru... 

We Are Still All C*nts

We Are Still All C*nts

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 fascism, the rise of vegans and anyone in between can all go f*ck off. 

Wall! A Thinly Veiled Metaphor for Our Current Political Landscape Disguised as a New American Musical

Wall! A Thinly Veiled Metaphor for Our Current Political Landscape Disguised as a New American Musical

Two cultures have thrived, one on each side of an impenetrable wall. The two worlds could not be more different. One is reverent to the wall; the other despises it. Yet they are similarly stubborn when it comes to change... 

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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 with the accident? Has this case been planned by a narrative genius? And could Moriarty's hunger for detective fiction fuel a global terror plot of unimaginable proportions? Satire maestros Tobacco Tea’s witty and absurd take on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic returns for its third triumphant year... 

All Hell Toupee

All Hell Toupee

First Prize winner (Gilded Balloon Sitcom Trials 2016) Kate Bowes Renna brings her new satirical comedy to the fringe. Kate performs all characters in this one-woman show (you may recognise her from Love Actually, Never Let Me Go, Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Doc Martin)... 

NewsRevue 2017

NewsRevue 2017

Guinness World Record-breaking, Fringe First-winning, Perrier finalist, news-based song and sketch show. In need of a cathartic dose of comic exasperation? Book now for the longest-running live comedy show in the world... 

Rahul Kohli: A Not So Chubby, Brown

Rahul Kohli: A Not So Chubby, Brown

Geordie Rahul Kohli's back with his much anticipated second hour following from his critically appraised debut. Focussing on the capitulation of the centre ground, the rise of the far right, then weirdly the rise of the far left, then the rise of the far right… again? All while taking aim at all the big targets who’ve strong-armed their way into power through this chaos: Trump, ISIS and them b*stard fidget spinners... 

Slooshy Wordshow

Slooshy Wordshow

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.In his Slooshy Wordshow Greg Byron departs from physical theatre for the evening to give a performance of spoken word poetry, ranging in theme from science and quantum physics, to Brexit, to memory, to what it might be like to be a woman, and even on this particular evening, just 24 hours after the terrorist attack at London Bridge, to the Manchester bombing... 

Fred Strangebone's Freakshow

Fred Strangebone's Freakshow

Dan Whitehead of Honky Bonk Theatre brings a hilarious solo performance to The Warren. Honky Bonk’s reputation rests on a threesome delivering manic and macabre theatre. In this production, the protaganist, Fred Strangebone takes a job in a Freakshow and invites his audience to “peel back the flapping tent canvas door and behold the freaks within”... 

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito

The Fool, The Champ and The Bandito

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 present a series of devised pieces as part of The Creative Performance Company"... 

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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 do with this accident? Has this case been secretly planned by a narrative genius? And could Moriarty’s hunger for new detective fiction fuel a global terror plot of unimaginable proportions? Satire maestros Tobacco Tea bring you this witty and absurd take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation for the third year running... 

Price (still) Includes Biscuits

Price (still) Includes Biscuits

Satirical, witty and topical. With Jewish humour, original songs and biscuits, Naomi Paul brings her four-star show to Brighton. From lingerie to libraries, Birmingham to the Balkans, the personal to the political... 

Terror Australis

Terror Australis

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) and I will be a very happy person... 

Hang

Hang

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. This production, by Yellow Jacket Productions, believably thrusts us into this world, but barely scratches the surface of its potential to engage and affect its audience... 

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

Mac & Eden with 'The Unbearable Pleasure of Being a Woman.'

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/songwriter (and mentor to Sam Smith) Joanna Eden and West End and National Theatre actress Leigh McDonald... 

David Sheeran - I Am Donut: Work In Progress

David Sheeran - I Am Donut: Work In Progress

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 Beetlejuice are just some of the DVDs President Trump will give Theresa May on his first state visit to the UK (probably)... 

Know Brexit

Know Brexit

“The UK has voted out... 48% scream and shout... Will the Union end up dead? Is economic ruin where we head? Brexit plans remain unclear... Who knows where we go from here... ” Enjoy a humorous and entertaining look at the Brexit options, our future relationship with the EU, and what it all means for the UK... 

A Remarkable Person

A Remarkable Person

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 nonsense? For her ability to convey deeply existential material in a humorous and crystal clear way, and for her courage to be politically incorrect, the playwright was awarded First Priority by the Norwegian Centre for New Play-writing... 

Glitter Gangster

Glitter Gangster

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). Wanting to experience the move her refugee grandmother did 60 years prior, Gabrielle takes excerpts from her uncle's WW2 diary and contrasts them with her own... 

Rob Deb: A Marvel Comic

Rob Deb: A Marvel Comic

From behind the comic shop counter, Rob Deb will regale all you fanboys and girls about all that is Marvel from his stall. "The Lenny Bruce of scifi" (The Skinny). Come and join his Merry Marvel Marching band... 

Smurthwaite on Masculinity

Smurthwaite on Masculinity

Left-wing, highbrow, feminist, atheist comedian Kate Smurthwaite finally takes on the issue right at the very heart of women’s rights: men. And she’s taken "getting inside the subject" to a new level – performing the whole show in drag as her male alter-ego Milo Standards! From cage fighting to dating, the football terraces to the House of Lords, Smurthwaite will be asking what men in the 21st century are up to and more importantly – why?! “Hilarious ... 

Amadeus Martin: Binge Thinking

Amadeus Martin: Binge Thinking

Binge Thinking: An excessive amount of thinking in a short period of time or thinking too quickly. Because everyone is different it is not easy to say exactly how much thinking in one session adults can consume before it counts as binge thinking... 

Macblair

Macblair

This is an exceptionally clever show. Taking the familiar story of Macbeth and turning it into the equally familiar story of Tony Blair’s rise to fame in the early ‘90s through the art of rap -among other things- is no mean feat... 

Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View

Harun Musho'd: Harun With a View

Harun Musho'd's stand-up comedy explores his own identity, weaving politics and history into the story of his family and their antics. Religion is another theme explored, leaving no religion untouched... 

Samantha Pressdee: Work in Progress

Samantha Pressdee: Work in Progress

A bitter-sweet tale of political awakening. With nothing left to lose but everything to fight for, Samantha followed Russell Brand onto the frontline of the revolution - a council estate in Barnet... 

Blocked

Blocked

“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 the gradual downfall of a stand-up comedian... 

Poets v MCs Battle Games

Poets v MCs Battle Games

For 14 years the poets and rappers of Brighton have been locked in an epic struggle. And now they are addicted to battle and will fight over anything. Over four shows they will split and fight over four great battlegrounds: Tories v Lefties, North v South, Spirit v Skeptic and Random v Whatever... 

Mediocre as F**k

Mediocre as F**k

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. Now that he is committed, his quest to embrace mediocrity scales new heights... 

Nick Revell: The True and Amazing Adventures of Nick Revell on Planet Earth

Nick Revell: The True and Amazing Adventures of Nick Revell on Planet Earth

Been in the pub a lot, preparing for when the robots take over: lot of weird stuff happening, just below the surface... Found portals to alternative universes. I'd only had a mineral water... 

Fragments From Your Workplace

Fragments From Your Workplace

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 inadequacies... 

Meet Fred

Meet Fred

Hijinx Theatre in association with Blind Summit. “Prejudice against puppetry is the only acceptable form of prejudice” (David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide International Festival)... 

Sajeela Kershi: Paradise Beneath Her Feet!

Sajeela Kershi: Paradise Beneath Her Feet!

A new work-in-progress show from this multi award-winning comedian. Growing up Sajeela was taught that all mothers should be revered, as paradise lay beneath their feet. A difficult concept to understand for a child suffering from a verucca and sweaty, smelly feet... 

Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor

Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor

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.Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers, as Jonny and the, inexplicably plural, Baptists, take two guitars and explore this idea, along with many others in a couple of hours of random, riotous republicanism... 

Am I F#*kable?

Am I F#*kable?

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. Am I F#*kable challenges this modern concept in a rather crude and definitely unfiltered way!Starting off with a montage of dating through the ages, we see how drastically it has changed... 

Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole

Guy Wah: Professional Arsehole

'Professional behaviour': a series of actions deemed acceptable in the workplace. Also: a term used to justify inhumane behaviour and enable idiots to maintain positions of power... 

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

Tez Ilyas: Teztify (WiP)

“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). “Radiantly entertaining” (The Times)... 

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

A Pessimist's Guide to Being Happy

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-equipped to deal with it... 

Fannytasticals

Fannytasticals

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 now... 

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act. ‘Umami’ were unheard of at the time but amongst the crowd were a 7-year-old John Cleese, the entire cast of the Goon Show and a starry-eyed Vladimir Putin... 

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

Neurovision: Boom-Bang-A-Brexit!

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-exist as part of Europe (mainly with songs about public transport networks)... 

Comedy Happy Hour: The Chat Show

Comedy Happy Hour: The Chat Show

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 evening soiree that brings you highlights of four Fringe shows... 

Bovine Cemetery's Literary Funeral

Bovine Cemetery's Literary Funeral

The candles are lit... A tah-tah to the old, a hurrah for the new! Come and pay your respects at our funereal short fiction fiesta: a eulogy for literatures lost, a delirious romp towards pastures new... 

The Treason Show: Festival Special

The Treason Show: Festival Special

No one does satire quite like Brighton’s very own 'The Treason Show'. With the tool of ridicule the weapon of choice, these smiling assassins will have you laughing all night at the powers that be with their trademark slick and always topical comedy, accompanied by hilarious parody songs... 

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Back by popular demand following last year’s sell-out shows at Brighton Fringe and Camden Fringe! Brighton’s improvised comedy favourites return to present another series of impromptu detective dramas packed with colourful characters, lurid plots and hilarious escapades... 

Sameena Zehra: How Not to Steal a Llama

Sameena Zehra: How Not to Steal a Llama

No Llamas (Dalai or otherwise) were harmed in the making of this show. Nominee NZ 'Best in Fringe' 2016 "Ballsy, intelligent and searing." (Radio Adelaide) "Combines warmth with political passion... 

Octopus

Octopus

Intelligent, funny and thought provoking theatre at The Warren. Octopus presented shades of Hanif Kureshi’s insightful wit and sharp irony about race and “Britishness” in this refreshing and dynamic production... 

Cabaret From The Shadows

Cabaret From The Shadows

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. Where is the fun? Do we have to sacrifice entertainment values if we’re dealing with topical or sensitive issues? Teatro Pomodoro’s Cabaret from the Shadows tackles an overwhelming array of themes, but it is always joyous and fabulously tongue in cheek... 

Dracula

Dracula

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 Call It Mischief is far from the chilling horror story you might expect... 

Rahul Kohli: A Not So Chubby Brown

Rahul Kohli: A Not So Chubby Brown

Geordie Rahul Kohli is back with his much anticipated second hour following on from his critically acclaimed debut hour: 'Newcastle Brown Male'. A look back at the political, topical events of the year all from this young Newcastle Brown’s perspective... 

Wet Bread

Wet Bread

Adele can’t work out how the Tories are in power – everyone she knows voted Labour, and don’t get her started on Brexit. It would be much better if the rest of the country just agreed with her... 

Anti-White PC Mangina Rises!

Anti-White PC Mangina Rises!

Dick Coughlan thought he was a good guy. That was until he met the internet and soon found out he was actually an evil, ball-less, genocidal, race-traitorous bastard! Now, after seven years, even he doesn't know... 

Alex Kealy: Too Early To Say

Alex Kealy: Too Early To Say

Comedian and vertebrate Alex Kealy presents his second comedy show. There now follows a reading from The Book of Press Quotes, please be seated: “Hilarious... fresh, insightful and original... 

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

Lachlan Werner: Belly Talk (A Language of Love)

'Venter'-To speak. 'Loqui'-The stomach. ... Lachlan Werner (satirical comic/ventriloquist) is put through his paces in a theatrical ventriloquial revue which challenges the comedic and nonsensical demons of love... 

Garrett Millerick: New Car Smell

Garrett Millerick: New Car Smell

I’m coming down to Brighton to do a couple of work-in-progress shows*. I say work-in-progress, I will have just got back from Australia so it’ll most likely be fairly worked out... 

C'est La Vegan

C'est La Vegan

Award-winning comic Dave Chawner premieres his new show about turning vegan. Looking at the origin of food, ideas and views he explores how much choice there is with so few options... 

The Establishment: Eton Mess

The Establishment: Eton Mess

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. “Another much-needed chapter in our national legacy of lampooning the powers that be, building on Peter Cook, the Pythons and The Fast Show ... 

The Hot Mess Method

The Hot Mess Method

'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). Following their process you'll learn the renowned 'Hot Mess Method' allowing you to examine the big issues... 

The View from the Mountaintop

The View from the Mountaintop

A pitch-black comedy from award-winning playwright, Matt Morrison. Set somewhere in England, it follows three party activists as they head off on a morale-building weekend in the wake of an unfolding political scandal... 

I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative (Work In Progress)

I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative (Work In Progress)

Apparently we all get more right-wing as we grow older. This is a stand-up show about trying to mature without losing hope for a fairer society. A work-in-progress outing of the third solo show by critically-acclaimed and award-winning stand-up Joe Wells... 

The Ruffian on the Stair

The Ruffian on the Stair

A young man says he’s just looking for a place to stay, but he’s got sex, violence and revenge on his mind. When Mike and Joyce open their door to Wilson, they’re letting in so much more than a handsome stranger... 

SALT: Sketches

SALT: Sketches

London Sketchfest and Musical Comedy Awards finalists, SALT (née Making Faces) bring their new show ‘Sketches’ to Brighton Fringe packed with new hilarious sketches, characters and songs... 

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

LJ DA FUNK in... Last Brexit to 'ooklyn

Abrasive satire for Guardian-readers disguised as sensationalist whimsy for Sun-readers so as not to alienate the proletariat. Blasting Brexit head-on with all the vitriol of Nigel Farage at a multicultural jamboree, Alabama's most dangerous export tackles the new order of British and world fascism with his raucous wit and bombast... 

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock: State of the Nathan

Nathan Willcock, Chortle Student Comedian runner-up, brings a stand-up show to Brighton Fringe. It's going to be really funny. It'll most likely feature jokes loosely weaved around the themes of success, being a millennial, love and our current political situation... 

The Idiot's Guide to the World

The Idiot's Guide to the World

‘The Idiot’s Guide to the World’ is a clown show that explores a variety of physical comedy genres. Using puppetry, mime, multi-roling, bouffon and live music, we tell original stories, with humour, irony and fun... 

Ron White – Live in Scotchland

Ron White – Live in Scotchland

If you’ve ever seen Ron White before, you already know what to expect. There is whisky. There is an ashtray, which at least implies his historic affinity for cigars. There is heavy breathing picked up by a microphone... 

Lach in Conversation With Rock Writer Zoë Howe About Her Debut Novel, Shine On, Marquee Moon

Lach in Conversation With Rock Writer Zoë Howe About Her Debut Novel, Shine On, Marquee Moon

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 (shortlisted for the Virginia Prize For Fiction 2016)... 

NewsRevue 2016

NewsRevue 2016

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. If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately – or, realistically, if you have a pulse – you’ll probably know what NewsRevue is going to cover... 

Nick Revell: Gluten-Free Christ; Seven Easy Steps to Mindfulness, Weight-Loss, Eternal Beauty, Spiritual Detox, Untold Riches, and Dealing with Disappointment

Nick Revell: Gluten-Free Christ; Seven Easy Steps to Mindfulness, Weight-Loss, Eternal Beauty, Spiritual Detox, Untold Riches, and Dealing with Disappointment

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. He carries with him a thespian-speaking style that helps him articulate his streams of consciousness into lurid, pretty tales of wonder and fascination, wherein lies the breadth of his comedy... 

Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness

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. It feels weird in this day and age, now the position of weed has moved from the “leafy green assassin” to a drug that is slowly being legalised... 

Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing

Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing

Funnily enough, Ed Cook’s Comedy Thing is a sort of stand-up comedy thing. Join Ed, an Edinburgh virgin, as he takes you on a boundless journey, discussing everything from Noah’s Ark to the latest political scandal with a characteristic dry wit and absurdity that is sure to entertain you. 

The Oxford Revue: Hello You

The Oxford Revue: Hello You

This is a disappointing show, mainly because the Oxford Revue don’t have that many funny sketches to perform. Over the course of an hour, they spend too much of their time trying to be clever and ‘meta’, and too little time actually delivering funny jokes... 

Holes by Tom Basden

Holes by Tom Basden

Lyons Productions returns to Edinburgh with Holes, an apocalyptic farce from Tom Basden, writer of hit TV shows Fresh Meat and Plebs. The result is an underwhelming hour and a half of poor quality acting and grating humour... 

Playing Politics

Playing Politics

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 prelates, neocons and nationalists, Tories, tabloids and (of course!) Trump... 

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Accidental Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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 Company... 

We Are All C*nts

We Are All C*nts

What you see is what you get with Ashley Haden’s notoriously dark humour in this aptly-named free show. He is not afraid to call you, your mum, himself, or anyone else in the world a cunt – he is genuinely convinced you all are anyway... 

Go Go Power Rangeurs: The Movie, Live!

Go Go Power Rangeurs: The Movie, Live!

Everyone's favourite and most ethnically diverse supergroup return. Under the guidance of floating-head thing Zordon (Ewen Macintosh from The Office), this all-American force for justice must put aside their differences and save the day, whilst also setting a great example for the kids (not suitable for children)... 

Erich McElroy’s (US) Electile Dysfunction

Erich McElroy’s (US) Electile Dysfunction

This is political stand-up at its best. Neither hectoring nor dull, there are laughs throughout the show as McElroy, an American resident in Britain for the past 16 years, talks the audience through the American election and the candidates... 

Alex Kealy is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Alex Kealy is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

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-thought out stand-up... 

LJ DA FUNK's Anti-Fascist Counter-Terrorist Comedy Orgy

LJ DA FUNK's Anti-Fascist Counter-Terrorist Comedy Orgy

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. Shouting his way through an often surreal set, Splijt’s persona is sufficiently hilarious to make even the less-good jokes enjoyable... 

Caesar in a Lift

Caesar in a Lift

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. Then the lift breaks. A union man and a university professor are among the characters trying to work out what's going on with the lift, their lives and society in general... 

Canvas No.9

Canvas No.9

Three rival art critics attend a preview in a gallery of modern art by the controversial artist known as Nem0. What will they make of his latest work (the mysterious Canvas No.9), and why is Canvas No... 

Spoon-Feeders

Spoon-Feeders

Spoon-Feeders follows the daily lives of four actors working for STN News; exploring the interaction between the worlds of information and entertainment. Max, Tibby, Jons and Felicity all have their own dramatic aspirations but Felicity, quashed by the others, has to satisfy herself with office work... 

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Male

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Male

If you’re looking for some genuinely funny political comedy, Rahul Kohli is your man. With fast-paced delivery, clever jokes and an electric atmosphere, this is stand-up which doesn’t let its message of tolerance and live-and-let-live get in the way of its relentless humour... 

Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness

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 a drug crazed abandon of marijuana, evil jazz music, sex and violence... 

Will Franken: Little Joe

Will Franken: Little Joe

There are two ways to reach the small room where UK-based American character comedian Will Franken is performing. The easiest route – albeit usually reserved for a quick exit – is to descend the stone steps from the pavement into the basement... 

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon

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 time... 

Lewis Schaffer: You Are Beautiful

Lewis Schaffer: You Are Beautiful

Early on, Schaffer decided that the show wasn’t going so well. And shortly after that, he appeared to give up. Throughout, there were occasional glimpses of the show he was ostensibly meant to be performing; I suppose it was just bad luck that he decided not to bother... 

Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z

Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z

The Satirists for Hire returns to the fringe with another hour of bizarre similes, half baked ideas, and desire for a better world. Plan Z sees Zaltzman tackle Trump, Brexit and a myriad of other topics in his own unique fashion... 

Harry Potter and the Disappointing Aftermath (An Unofficial Sequel)

Harry Potter and the Disappointing Aftermath (An Unofficial Sequel)

This is an original (and unofficial) comedy play that tells the story of Harry Potter and his friends several years after they left Hogwarts. It is written by Adam Larter, head of Chortle-nominated Weirdos Comedy Club, and stars a cast of the most innovative young comedians around, including Jon Brittain (director of John Kearns' Fosters Comedy Award-winning show), Matt Tedford (Maggie Thatcher Queen of Soho) and Joz Norris... 

Political Animal

Political Animal

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. Hosted by Andy Zaltzman (The Bugle podcast, 7 Day Sunday, sundry other stuff), with a different bill each night, featuring some of the universe’s finest comedians... 

#ICYMI

#ICYMI

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 #strugglefest that it is being a millennial... 

Cuncrete

Cuncrete

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. On the one hand, they gain the pedigree and platform to return to the festival with a better chance of finding success again... 

Parish Fête-ality: A Game of Scones

Parish Fête-ality: A Game of Scones

In the Parish Council elections, you win or you die. In Jowlhurst, the villagers scheme and vie for absolute power. A Machiavellian vicar, NIMBY farmers, the Women’s Institute, chubby-cheeked choirboys and debauched, bohemian aristocrats are at war... 

Balsamic Vignettes

Balsamic Vignettes

Shite takes you on a romp through the trials and tribulations of the modern-day workplace. 24 hours in the droll of a conference room: the cleaner sneaks in a cheeky cigarette, the board arrives for their meeting, the lovers meet for their midnight affair... 

Trashed

Trashed

A satirical comedy focusing on the homeless, lost and forgotten people in society. Using puppetry, clown and other storytelling devices, you are cordially invited to examine the real and surreal experiences of those who have nothing. 

The Chicken Trial

The Chicken Trial

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 Linde, an art student who brought chickens to an animal-themed club night... 

F*ckboys for Freedom

F*ckboys for Freedom

Perhaps you aren’t aware of fuckboys. Perhaps you haven’t even heard the term. Luckily for the uninitiated, Facepalm Theatre have come to the Edinburgh Fringe complete with snapbacks and swear words to teach us about this wonderfully millennial condition... 

Adam & Eve and Steve

Adam & Eve and Steve

In the beginning it all seemed so straightforward. There was God, who had made the earth and everything in it. He was now all set to form Adam, who would have control over his creation, and his companion, Eve, because it was not right that Adam should be lonely in the garden... 

Kabakunst

Kabakunst

Satirical song and shenanigans with The Creative Martyrs and special guests. Odes to modern complacency and hubris: self-fulfilling surveillance, insidious films, nice narcotics and peace bombs, all in a jaunty vaudeville fashion... 

Coshowpolitan

Coshowpolitan

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. Whatever your problem or lack thereof, it appears magazines have the solutions... 

The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know, Free

The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know, Free

Hi, I’m Yianni Agisilaou. You may remember me from such Edinburgh Fringe shows as Numb and Number (Nominated – Amused Moose Laughter Award) and Why Did the Chicken Cross the Line? (Nominated – Best Comedy Perth Fringe)... 

That Selfies Show!

That Selfies Show!

Pitch the diaries, the journals, the travelogues. Our memories are now recorded in selfies. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when a day may hold a thousand selfies – something is up... 

Brendon Burns: Dumb White Guy

Brendon Burns: Dumb White Guy

Dear Edinburgh, I'm back on the Free Fringe. Last year's show was OK. This year's is way better. You pay what you want if you liked it and nothing if you didn't. But don't bring just coins... 

Dr Phil's NHS Revolution

Dr Phil's NHS Revolution

Laugh, love, shout and reclaim our NHS. Ditch the market, cherish the carers, fund the frontline, avoid the harm, kill the fear, tell the truth, use the evidence, inspire, collaborate, recover, die gently... 

Talk Hard

Talk Hard

15 years as a global stand-up have made Wayne one of the sharpest and most insightful comics working in the UK today. This laconic Aussie pulls no punches and adds common sense to all your problems! Free. 

The Good, the Bad and the Weegie

The Good, the Bad and the Weegie

Morningside Malcolm's daughter has married into a family of Glasgow gangsters. When it falls to Malcolm to be head of the criminals will he use his new power for good or for greed? Robin Cairns delivers another riotous Scottish comedy with his popular cast of characters, respectable Malcolm, the fearsome Big Urqy, his moll Leeanne and the stunningly stupid Brian – Malcolm's son-in-law... 

Foiled

Foiled

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. Bleach for the Stars apparently specialises in celebrity dip dyes and off-kilter karaoke, but today the salon is closed, again, so that manageress and chief style engineer Sabrina can get busy nominating herself for the prestigious Clipadvisor Salon of the Year award... 

An Evening of Original Theatre

An Evening of Original Theatre

Til' Death Do Us Part tells the story of David and Alison as they struggle through pressures of married life. Queer Thoughts, a satire exploring sexual orientation, is set in a world where gay is the norm and straight is the anomaly... 

Rights and Responsibilities (or How a Horse Was Tried for Murder)

Rights and Responsibilities (or How a Horse Was Tried for Murder)

A horse tried for murder? A nonsensical idea, surely? Well not after the great Animal Rights and Responsibilities Act 2031 is passed into law. After MP's expenses, the financial crash and phone hacking, it was always likely that our farming methods would cause the next scandal... 

The Miserables

The Miserables

Claire hates her job. Beth is questioning her romantic choices. Their boss is in a relationship with his Blackberry. Life is tough at Land of Laminates. The employees are depressed, the work is boring and nothing they do really matters... 

Anti-White PC Mangina Activate!

Anti-White PC Mangina Activate!

Dick Coughlan thought he was a good guy. That was until he met the internet and soon found out he was actually an evil, ball-less, genocidal, race-traitorous bastard! Now, after seven years, even he doesn't know... 

Nev: Guts

Nev: Guts

Strong tummies are required for Nev's (Chunks co-daddy, ‘ever versatile’ (Skinny) ‘comedian’ (National)) latest show. A tapeworm's fever dream on the politics of bleeding, vomiting, pissing, shitting and Greek gods of the DWP. 

Yolav and Graham's Jovial Trauma: Refugee Stand-Up

Yolav and Graham's Jovial Trauma: Refugee Stand-Up

Yolav is a comedian from a country that no longer exists due to the collapse of its government. Seeking refuge in the UK, he's on a tour of indefinite length due to visa complications... 

Pigeons and Things

Pigeons and Things

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). Claiming the much coveted title of first ever Hungarian to perform stand-up comedy at the Fringe, the show touches on pertinent issues, such as immigration, homosexuality and pigeons... 

Irish Comedy – No Safe Space

Irish Comedy – No Safe Space

It's late. It's Irish. Let's not pretend it's half five on a Wednesday, in front of the kids. It's grownup stuff, and not in the best sense of the word. Leave your sensitivity at the door... 

Pigeons and Things

Pigeons and Things

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). Claiming the much coveted title of first ever Hungarian to perform stand-up comedy at the Fringe, the show touches on pertinent issues, such as immigration, homosexuality and pigeons... 

Niche Rebels

Niche Rebels

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. They understand what the small battles are worth... 

John Scott Smashes It to F*ck

John Scott Smashes It to F*ck

A stand-up comedy show in which John promises to rip up the room for the full hour, or you can leave throughout. 'Among the top five comedians in Scotland.' (Observer). 'Sensational' ***** (MumbleComedy... 

Topical Storm

Topical Storm

Knockabout radical stand-up and chat from Scotland's top satirical comics, as heard on BBC's Radio Scotland's Breaking The News. Previous award-winning pre-referendum hits include Aye Right How No (2014, 2015) by Keir McAllister and Vladimir McTavish... 

Mitch Benn: Don't Fear the Reaper

Mitch Benn: Don't Fear the Reaper

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 childhood heroes are dropping like flies... 

Nev: Guts

Nev: Guts

Strong tummies are required for Nev's (Chunks co-daddy, ‘ever versatile’ (Skinny) ‘comedian’ (National)) latest show. A tapeworm's fever dream on the politics of bleeding, vomiting, pissing, shitting and Greek gods of the DWP. 

Bilal Zafar: Cakes

Bilal Zafar: Cakes

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-up... 

Cam and Flora

Cam and Flora

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 them all)... 

Paperclips and Ammunition

Paperclips and Ammunition

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 just trying to get through his career interview with as few misquotations as possible... 

Carnal Desire

Carnal Desire

A cheeky staged reading of two original teleplays intended for premium cable adult programming (colloquially known as Skinemax shows). Author Michael Horowitz (Burn Notice, Prison Break) crafted these steamy masterpieces under his nom-de-porn Philip S... 

Party Trap

Party Trap

A television journalist and a politician clash live on-air. What begins as a traditional television interview slowly unfolds into a waking nightmare. A trap has been set: which side will walk into it? Standby for Tape Back-Up and BBC Radio 4 star Ross Sutherland's debut play is a darkly comic glimpse into Britain's future... 

In the Gut

In the Gut

A funny, tragic and ridiculous guide to baking, birthing and breaking the rules. TV chefs Judith and Marie-Chantal wow audiences with this unforgettable anti-natal banquet. The charming and grotesque duo tackles some of life’s unspoken paranoia and taboos in a light and disturbing way. 

How to be a Girl

How to be a Girl

Darkly comic, ensemble theatre at its finest. This startling, unstoppable comedy will leave you feeling raw. [newline] “This play provides a relentless examination of media pressure on young women... 

I Drink, Therefore I am

I Drink, Therefore I am

Join the fresh-faced former Scottish Comedian of the Year for a riotous hour of stories about Battling the Bottle, Aristotle... and any other piss that'll get him a laugh! “Dalgleish has a bright future in stand-up” (The Scotsman), “Full of energy and instantly likeable” (Edinburgh Festival Journal) 

Tez Ilyas: Progress in Work

Tez Ilyas: Progress in Work

Edinburgh Fringe's Funniest Newcomers 2015 (The Guardian). Following the success of his smash hit debut show at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, rising star Tez Ilyas is back with a brand new show... 

The Queen Bee Gets Stung

The Queen Bee Gets Stung

Lindsay, Kells, Maria and Lee have just got back from Nicky’s funeral. However, something is not quite right! Travel back to the date of Nicky’s untimely death to discover the events that unfolded that fateful night... 

The Treason Show: Festival Special

The Treason Show: Festival Special

Treason Show: Festival Special. Brighton's premier sketch comedy troupe led by Brighton Fringe award-winner, Mark Brailsford (The Lad Himself, Hanover the Musical). Topical, slick fast and funny satirical show with a Brighton twist. 

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff: Crime and Funishment

Off the Cuff, the Brighton based improvisation troupe, bring their show Crime and Funishment to the Fringe. The five competent performers create a new and improvised take on the classic TV detective drama every night in front of our very eyes... 

Athena Kugblenu: Reality Check

Athena Kugblenu: Reality Check

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. Her material gallops through Indian wedding preparations; dating with dreadlocks; gross misconduct at work and the price of sperm... 

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Gran Consiglio (Mussolini)

Opening in 1943 Rome, Gran Consiglio is set with The Grand Council of Fascism meeting to discuss the deposition of Benito Mussolini. As he waits within a small study-room of Palazzo Venezia, the overwhelmed and tired Duce reflects on his life prior to this moment... 

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

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 fable blending live theatre and projection, which questions what happens when the consumer becomes the consumed... 

The Funniest Number

The Funniest Number

In a dynamic and totally charming free performance, Owen Elton spreads half-truth and misinformation in original song. Armed only with a piano, several hats, and riotous rhymes, he unleashes his bold and theatrical tenor in a feast of comedy, leaving everyone in fits of delighted laughter. 

Roll Over Atlantic

Roll Over Atlantic

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 against an evocative soundscape ... 

Apostrophe's

Apostrophe's

Chris Parkinson, famous poet and professional troublemaker, returns with a high octane poetic voyage through subjects including party politics, dangerous grammar and anthropomorphic seals... 

Nick Revell: Heart of Darkness

Nick Revell: Heart of Darkness

"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 Baby), "Incisive analysis, accessorised with colourful imagery and lots and lots of proper jokes" (The Guardian) 

Going Down

Going Down

The Sex Shells present 'Going Down': a glittering, twisted, all-singing, all-prancing look at gay existence in the twenty-first century. Be transported to Gaydes and meet a host of mythological mates burning in a blackly sparkling hell of their own devising in this hilarious tale of redemption. 

In the Land of Gold

In the Land of Gold

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 closest to the King must choose between loyalty or their people. 

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Sceptical, ludicrous and hilarious, Betts brings his second hour of stand-up to Brighton Fringe. His comedy is a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness. "Chris Betts is tremendous" (Such Small Portions) 

10 Things I Hate About UKIP

10 Things I Hate About UKIP

Joe Wells believes that you should treat everyone with kindness, but that's not easy when some of them vote UKIP. The follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 'Night Of The Living Tories' *** (Chortle), **** (Broadway Baby), this is a show about learning to love the people whose politics you hate. 

How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All

How Strange It Is To Be Anything At All

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 destroying itself... 

The Late, Late Teatime Chatshow

The Late, Late Teatime Chatshow

The perfect start to your night at Brighton Fringe. Catch the highlights of a handful of shows for the price of just one! Join Vladimir McTavish and friends for a laid-back hour of sit-down chat, stand-up comedy and random nonsense... 

Parish Fete-ality: A Game of Scones

Parish Fete-ality: A Game of Scones

“In the Parish Council elections, you win or you die.” When murder sweeps through Jowlhurst, its Councillors vie for absolute power. With betrayal around every corner, only one can survive... 

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

A Dirty Get-Away! by David Weedall

Stranded by severe snowstorms, three identically dressed strangers disturb the rural calm of a young woman in a remote Sussex cottage. Who are these weird visitors? What exactly do they want? In this absurd comedy, five odd characters seek to untangle a web of confusion, whilst creating even more! 

Zahra Barri: Talk Like An Egyptian

Zahra Barri: Talk Like An Egyptian

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. A fun look into Eastern and Kanye Western Culture. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 2... 

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

The History of Everything in 60 Mins (more or less)

Ben Watson's meet and greet as we entered the theatre made his audience immediately warm to him. It was personal touches like this that proved to be the most enjoyable part of his fact-driven foray into his more-or-less sixty minute history of everything... 

Oli Bettesworth: Someone Stop Me (Work-in-progress)

Oli Bettesworth: Someone Stop Me (Work-in-progress)

"Mate, it wouldn't surprise me to find out you'd snapped one day and gone on a killing spree." Having heard this more than once, Oli decides to research history's worst psychopaths, hoping for reassurance... 

Think Tank: a comedy, politics and debate show

Think Tank: a comedy, politics and debate show

Think Tank is a live comedy and debate show where professional comedians propose policy ideas to a panel of politicians and experts. Created by Joe Wells ****(Chortle), "star of the future" (The Guardian), Think Tank lies somewhere between Mock The Week and Question Time. 

Dusty Limits: Grin

Dusty Limits: Grin

For one sensational night only, cabaret legend Dusty Limits graced the stage of a very chilly Republic venue on Brighton’s seafront. With an opening number that cried for him to be aborted before he was born, it became immediately apparent that this was no ordinary show... 

Mocketh The Weak

Mocketh The Weak

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

Ade Foiadelli: Arrow Meet Brain

Ade Foiadelli: Arrow Meet Brain

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 laughter and letting you go, all shiny and new... 

Andy and Sarah's Rantomime

Andy and Sarah's Rantomime

Every Christmas, comedians Andy Thomas (‘Crimes Against Humanities Teachers’) and Sarah Charsley (‘Ghost Sex’) meet to mime a rant, then do it for real. It all comes out! Love, death, family, work, cats... 

Anti-White PC Manginas Activate!

Anti-White PC Manginas Activate!

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. Announcing the show to the venue downstairs, personally welcoming everyone into the room and finally coming onto stage, it doesn’t take him long to win over the crowd... 

The Funny Papers: Human Behaviour

The Funny Papers: Human Behaviour

Hilarious new surreal sketch show about how humans are. Jealousy, revenge, frustration, fear, love, bitterness, hate, regret, nostalgia all displaced through eccentric and bizarre characters from Brighton... 

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

Bob and Jim do 'The Rest of The Lot'. Last year they thought they'd done the lot, then other stuff happened so they're back to do that. From Merkel to Zumba via everything else ever... 

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

Sajeela Kershi: Sharia's L.A.W (Little Asian Women)

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 lived in... 

James Bennison: How to be a Supervillain

James Bennison: How to be a Supervillain

Award-winning comedian James Bennison has had enough and has decided to take over the world. Join him as he shows you how simple it is to become the glorious leader of all. Come and find out if you have what it takes to join his new world order... 

Immigrant Diaries: Sajeela Kershi & Guests

Immigrant Diaries: Sajeela Kershi & Guests

Refugees! Immigrants! Statistics don't tell the story, people do. Who are these 'bloody foreigners' anyway? Fourth year for this award-winning hit show. Light hearted antidote to anti-media rhetoric... 

Improv Deathmatch

Improv Deathmatch

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

LJ Da Funk's Anti-Fascist Counter-Terrorist Comedy Orgy

LJ Da Funk's Anti-Fascist Counter-Terrorist Comedy Orgy

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. "Relished every minute of it, an infectiously enjoyable quality" Steve Bennett (Chortle), "Deceptively Clever" Bruce Dessau (Evening Standard) 

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else!

Dressed only from the waist up and ankles down, Truscott undoes the rules and rhetoric about rape, comedy and the awkward laughs in between. Can you make jokes about rape? She plans to, even if you tell her to stop! 

Church Night

Church Night

Church Night takes place as a monthly variety show in Washington DC, where they attract large crowds every night. In the small studio space at Surgeon’s Hall, the atmosphere is considerably more intimate but perhaps equally as entertaining... 

Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal

Sajeela Kershi: Shallow Halal

Sajeela Kershi is firmly sat on the fence. Being brought up in a Muslim family, but still doubtful about Allah’s existence, it seems that the only thing that Kershi is sure is that she’s one hundred percent agnostic... 

Follow/Unfollow

Follow/Unfollow

‘Internet celebrity’ used to sound contradictory. Now, more and more people are rising to household-name status on the back of their social media profile. That trend is reflected on Fringe stages, with multiple shows addressing new media, including Follow/Unfollow... 

Nitro Nites After Dark

Nitro Nites After Dark

Bobby Nitro hosts After Dark, a comedy chat show and showcase. The alter-ego of consultant, writer, raconteur and mentor Andrew Hutchinson, Bobby puts aside his stand-up act and takes to the couch... 

Nick Revell: Feminist Porno Jihadi

Nick Revell: Feminist Porno Jihadi

No one rants quite like Nick Revell. Once he’s found a topic to get his teeth stuck into, whether that’s ISIS, the Royal family or middle class consumption, he barely draws breath for ten minutes as a barrage of rage, wit and satire comes hurtling towards you at break neck speed... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher truly is the Queen of Soho. She is fabulous. Immaculately dressed with perfectly arranged hair and a knowing attitude, Matt Tedford’s Maggie oozes stage presence from the get-go, managing to maintain a high-energy performance throughout... 

Atomkraft

Atomkraft

Atomkraft is a performance with live music. Through a kind of joyfully awkward humour and audience participation it explores the itchy, antagonistic, dependent relationships between art, culture and the global systems of capital and power, as represented by the nuclear industry and large-scale urban development projects... 

Satan Speaks: 'Why I Don't Exist' A TED-ish Talk

Satan Speaks: 'Why I Don't Exist' A TED-ish Talk

According to Baudelaire, the greatest trick that the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist. In this new darkly comic monologue, American actor Bart McCarthy attempts this very trick... 

Down & Out in Paris and London

Down & Out in Paris and London

Strikingly staged, deftly acted and simultaneously hard-hitting and bitingly funny. PIT/New Diorama Theatre’s new production Down & Out in Paris in London is a theatrical tour-de-force... 

Playing Politics

Playing Politics

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 prelates, neocons and nationalists, tories, tabloids and (why not?) Top Gear... 

Chris Betts: Social Animal

Chris Betts: Social Animal

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 can’t touch), relates what he’s seen and learnt from the drunk human race after 13 years of working behind a bar... 

Australia is F*cked

Australia is F*cked

Kieran Butler **** (Scotsman) returns with an updated version of his political comedy/satire. In 2013/14, capacity crowds saw Butler lampoon the myopic psyche that the current Australian government has since put on display for the world... 

Australia is F*cked

Australia is F*cked

Kieran Butler **** (Scotsman) returns with an updated version of his political comedy/satire. In 2013/14, capacity crowds saw Butler lampoon the myopic psyche that the current Australian government has since put on display for the world... 

The Stupid Show for Idiots

The Stupid Show for Idiots

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, relentless stupidity... 

Steve Richards Presents Rock'n'Roll Politics 4

Steve Richards Presents Rock'n'Roll Politics 4

Steve Richards Presents Rock N Roll Politics 4. After a dramatic UK general election and last year’s referendum in Scotland, politics is more shook up than ever. The award-winning columnist and broadcaster takes you behind the scenes of the latest epic dramas in his unique show, bringing to life characters from Jeremy Corbyn to Nicola Sturgeon and on to George Osborne... 

Peter York: How to Become a Nicer Type of Person

Peter York: How to Become a Nicer Type of Person

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. York's guide to life explains what not to wear, what not to say and what not to think... 

Sexmaniac. Anarchist Theatre Only for the Mentally Unhinged

Sexmaniac. Anarchist Theatre Only for the Mentally Unhinged

It’s 2015. Alex, 25, is like everybody else. Almost. To others. Precocious. High school diploma at 17, to college. Majored in business, bombed his exams. Now a bio major, ninth semester... 

Masters of the Yoniverse

Masters of the Yoniverse

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... 

Block

Block

Block is a production that constantly surprises, though not always in ways that are comforting. Admittedly, it sets out its stall from the start, contrasting a villainous tough guy (Sam Sellicks-Chivers) with some gentle cabaret-style piano accompaniment... 

Australia is F*cked

Australia is F*cked

Kieran Butler **** (Scotsman) returns with an updated version of his political comedy/satire. In 2013/14, capacity crowds saw Butler lampoon the myopic psyche that the current Australian government has since put on display for the world... 

Female Personality of the Year

Female Personality of the Year

A new satirical comedy that asks what it really means to be a female and have a personality. This parody awards show watches the nation's favourite presenter, Katie Old, take to the couch with four public figures: art historian Valerie Davis; CEO and mother of six Ruth Sharp; popstar Kooki Lund; and chef, Dolly Norris... 

Vladimir McTavish: Scotland, 45 Events That Shaped a Nation

Vladimir McTavish: Scotland, 45 Events That Shaped a Nation

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, as well as such varied topics as the sinister origins of the names of Edinburgh pubs and the state of television programming past midnight... 

18 Foot Story

18 Foot Story

Sometimes a production doesn’t come together and it’s not for a lack of trying. It’s clear that the young cast and crew from Z Theatre Company have put time and effort into this work and should be acknowledged for that, but the script and performances just aren’t quite strong enough... 

Glitter and Tears

Glitter and Tears

Appetite Theatre, lead by young playwright Serafina Cusack, are distressingly cool. All tight clothes and slashes of glitter across their faces, Cusack’s talent show characters are aggressively stylish... 

Tales from a Cabaret

Tales from a Cabaret

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 discovered during this particular performance of Tales from a Cabaret... 

When Blair had Bush and Bunga

When Blair had Bush and Bunga

The aptly named Bungabunga Productions have implored you to see this show before they get sued. From the record level of name-dropping and the outrageous stereotypes that take place, I wouldn’t be remotely surprised - but I still wouldn’t bother... 

Boris: World King

Boris: World King

Boris: World King is a giddy, silly and savagely satirical delight. Impeccable performances match impeccable writing in this unique take on one of Britain’s most unique figures. The premise is that Boris Johnson has come to the Fringe to win a Foster’s Comedy Award, as part of his inevitable plan to become world king, and he certainly deserves it (the award, not the world)... 

Kate Smurthwaite: The Wrong Sort of Feminist

Kate Smurthwaite: The Wrong Sort of Feminist

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 absolutely bloody unstoppable... 

Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is being presented by The Kinkaid School of Houston, Texas, as part of The American High School Theatre Festival. This is one school who very quickly showed not only why initiatives like this are so crucial but why kids don't always need to be treated with kid gloves... 

UKIP! The Musical

UKIP! The Musical

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. Let's face it - satirical musical theatre is far from an over saturated sub-genre and so there's definitely room for this kind of material and I can understand the appeal... 

Jonny and the Baptists: The End Is Nigh

Jonny and the Baptists: The End Is Nigh

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. Do they succeed? No, but they provide an hour of hard laughs and catchy tunes to make up for it... 

Sameena Zehra: Homicidal Pacifist

Sameena Zehra: Homicidal Pacifist

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 large... 

NewsRevue 2015

NewsRevue 2015

2015 has surely been a bumper crop for satire. We're barely into August and we've had an election with crazy plot twists, economic overhaul and royal arrivals. NewsRevue 2015 takes these circumstances (among others) and runs with them, turning the headlines into an incredibly slick sketch show... 

Yianni: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Line?

Yianni: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Line?

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 deconstructions that make for a thoroughly enjoyable hour... 

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake. If ignorance is bliss, then let this be the most blissful show on the Fringe. Ever seen how happy idiots are? You could be like that! Hail me, I can make you a moron... 

Dark Matter

Dark Matter

A political satire and a dark comedy revealing an uncompromised view of our political world from behind the scenes. Washington DC, USA, in a near future. The Western Empire is sinking like the Titanic... 

Comedy Manifesto

Comedy Manifesto

Britain's top live political panel show. Hosted by Kate Smurthwaite with team captains Amy Goodchild and Phil Loweth and different special guests every day. ‘There is very little for me to write here... 

Tim Renkow: Kim Jong-Un, Muhammad, Jesus and Other Power Hungry Maniacs

Tim Renkow: Kim Jong-Un, Muhammad, Jesus and Other Power Hungry Maniacs

A show about power and the relatable struggles of small town life: boredom, noisy neighbours... oh and drug dealers, murder and neo-Nazis... Winner of several awards in 2014 including: Amused Moose Laugh Off, Leicester Square’s New Comedian of the Year and nominated Chortle Best Newcomer... 

David Mulholland's Conspiracy

David Mulholland's Conspiracy

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 chemtrails are poisoning us, but they adamantly reject real conspiracies? Comedian and former investigative reporter David Mulholland explains why... 

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake. If ignorance is bliss, then let this be the most blissful show on the Fringe. Ever seen how happy idiots are? You could be like that! Hail me, I can make you a moron... 

David Mulholland's Conspiracy

David Mulholland's Conspiracy

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 chemtrails are poisoning us, but they adamantly reject real conspiracies? Comedian and former investigative reporter David Mulholland explains why... 

R.I.O.T.

R.I.O.T.

In a world of blockbuster adaptations and endless reboots, four performers dream of being awesome. Playing superheroes, they are caught in a series of conflicts which are both personal, and intricately political... 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

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 no other! On the eve of the vote on Section 28 Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar, but will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it's too late... 

The Wild Card Kitty Show

The Wild Card Kitty Show

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 skills... 

David Sheeran: Lights, Camera... America!

David Sheeran: Lights, Camera... America!

Uncle Sam Wants You For U.S. Movies! Come and explore the lessons we learn at the movies and the influence these teachings hold over our personal lives and over our understanding of major current events... 

John Scott Presents Dissent

John Scott Presents Dissent

Dissent: noun, def. The holding or expressing of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held. ‘A genuinely gifted comedian’ (Skinny). ‘Among the top five comics emerging from Scotland’ (Observer)... 

Latex and Roses

Latex and Roses

An hour of unapologetic satirical sketches performed by QMU ComSoc, a group who blended together would create the ethnicity of off-white. In an industry where comedy tries to appease the general public – they missed the memo... 

So That's What We Voted For?

So That's What We Voted For?

Radical satirical Scottish comedy, following the sell-out success of Aye Right? How No? at the 2014 Fringe, and on global television. Nelson, McAllister and McTavish return with a brand new show... 

SomeNews: The Misstakes

SomeNews: The Misstakes

Don't learn from your mistakes, enjoy the mistakes of others. Join Mr Steve N Allen in a look at how people have messed up so badly it made the news. Companies mis-selling, accountants who can't add up and politicians who sext the wrong people, nobody is perfect but you'll leave this show feeling slightly more perfect in comparison... 

My Favourite Words in the English Language

My Favourite Words in the English Language

Omid Singh is an American touring stand-up comedian, based in Los Angeles. Raised in a multicultural family (half Indian, half Iranian), he has lived in more than a dozen different cities across two continents... 

The Sunny Side Show

The Sunny Side Show

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. **** (Guardian)... 

The Man

The Man

Come see the birth of a true modern jester, a voice for the people. The Man is a punchy and surreal atomisation of the shadowy controlling forces that shape our modern world. A lone vigilante, The Man ploughs through sacred cows like an allegorical abattoir, doing for preconceptions what battering rams do for doors... 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – Minging Detectives

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – Minging Detectives

There's been a murrrder! Some criminals put stockings on their heads, now Earth's funniest Socks get their heads around crime. Doing every genre from film noir to Breaking Bad, Scotland's finest bring you brand new songs, sketches, socks and violence... 

One Man Breaking Bad: The Unauthorized Parody

One Man Breaking Bad: The Unauthorized Parody

Sixty episodes. Sixty minutes. One show. Yo! Join us on a rip-roaring ride through the greatest television show ever made. LA actor Miles Allen smacks the senses with his super-charged, crazily accurate renditions of all the iconic characters, including Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Skyler, Hank, Walt Junior, Mike and Gus Fring... 

St George is Cross

St George is Cross

Like Britain? Too bad, asshole. The EU is invading – and only one man can stop the onslaught of cafe culture, workers' rights and emotionally intelligent films. A new comedy play...