Great British Mysteries: 1599?

Great British Mysteries: 1599?

After a sell out run last year the Great British Mysteries return to the Fringe with a new show set 400 years earlier, but still the containing the wit, charm, and ridiculous sense of silliness that make it more than a worthy successor to the groups earlier stellar work... 

BEASTS: Best of BEASTS

BEASTS: Best of BEASTS

Best of BEASTS is a wild and brilliant explosion of a show packed with slightly smaller explosions throughout – and I’m not talking about pyrotechnics. Owen Roberts, James McNicholas and Ciarán Dowd are just as high-octane and fired up as ever – so if you were worrying about them running out of fuel, don’t... 

InsTed Talks

InsTed Talks

Mark Vigil presents four characters, each delivering a Ted Talk sort of thing, ish. You will laugh, you may cry, you will learn as you are taken on a journey exploring the world, the future of technology and falling in love with strippers... 

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... 

Terra Is a Warm Gun

Terra Is a Warm Gun

'All the roses in the world... don't compare to the smell of my coochie... yayeah!' Hung Yung's one-woman, counter-culture, musical cabaret exploring the dark side of human nature. It's weird effing shit... 

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

Sheeps: Live and Loud Selfie Sex Harry Potter

Sheeps are officially back, following previous acclaim and an underground status as one of the Fringe's finest sketch groups and then a three year sebatical. Perhaps temporarily... 

InsTed Talks

InsTed Talks

Mark Vigil presents four characters, each delivering a Ted Talk sort of thing, ish. You will laugh, you may cry, you will learn as you are taken on a journey exploring the world, the future of technology and falling in love with strippers... 

The Liverpool Revue

The Liverpool Revue

Liverpool's acclaimed sketch comedy show hurtles back to the Fringe for its fifth year of unmistakable whimsy and Merseyside wit. 

Funny Women on the Fringe

Funny Women on the Fringe

Join Funny Women for a sparkling mix of comedy including performances by special guests and the brightest new talent at the Fringe. Enjoy stand-up, chat, sketch and more as we showcase some of the best acts from 15 years of the Funny Women Awards and beyond... 

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

Join us for the second year of the new comedy competition celebrating all things sketch! The organiser's behind the UK's biggest comedy newcomer competition are on the hunt for the best new sketch acts! See brand new sketch troupes battle it out and find out who will win the So You Think You're Funny? Sketch crown! 

Eleanor Colville: Late-Night Pick and Mix

Eleanor Colville: Late-Night Pick and Mix

A sweet late-night mix of up-and-coming sketch, stand-up and character comedy hosted by Eleanor Colville. Join the revels. 'Catch her while you have the chance' (BroadwayBaby.com). 

Manhunt

Manhunt

Cambridge Footlights duo Leo Reich and Emm Downie do not disappoint with their hour of sketch and character comedy which focuses on the perils of of modern day dating. Rather than presenting unconnected sketches (as I have seen the Cambridge Footlights crew do before), this particular piece uses the narrative of a single evening to bring all of the different sketches together... 

Goose: Golden Eggs

Goose: Golden Eggs

One of the best-received acts in Edinburgh present the best of their last three epic one-man shows. Come see what all the fuss has been about. 'Brilliant stuff' **** (Guardian). 'Excellently crafted... 

Australian Beauty

Australian Beauty

Mick Neven and Jacques Barrett are two of Australia’s strongest headline comics. Forged in the crucible of the Australian and international circuits they’ve been friends for years, but are finally teaming up to attack the Fringe... 

Just These, Please

Just These, Please

Just These, Please is a sketch troupe with promise and imagination. They fill the space of the Gilded Balloon Balcony with a buoyant bombast that creates an immediate and inviting space... 

Alphabetti Cabaretti

Alphabetti Cabaretti

One hour, 26 sketches stretching chronologically through 26 letters of the alphabet. A full costume, character-fuelled sketch comedy show that thrives on silliness and an escape from the modern world... 

Siblings: Acting Out

Siblings: Acting Out

Is the comedy gene something you can inherit from your parents? If so then Siblings: Acting Out sisters Maddy and Marina Bye have been blessed with it in spades. If you didn’t know, they are the daughters of comedian, writer, producer, author (and other notable achievements), Ruby Wax and her equally talented hubby Ed Bye... 

Happimess

Happimess

Is my happy the same as your happy? Where do we find it, and where does it go? Can we share it, fake it, keep it? Are we asking too many questions?! Devised by the company and scripted by award-winning playwright Martin Murphy, Happimess explores and questions what the essence of happiness really is... 

The Pin: Backstage

The Pin: Backstage

The Pin return to the Edinburgh Fringe with an Alan Ayckbourn type conceit: as suggested by this year’s title Backstage, the bulk of the show has performers Alex Owen and Ben Ashenden apparently biding their time as the warm-up act behind the red curtain while long-established big name performers Phillip and Robin (also Owen and Ashenden) get the actual stage time and plaudits... 

All Hail the Rat King!

All Hail the Rat King!

The Skits, Cornell University's original sketch comedy troupe, has crossed the Atlantic to deliver some cold, hard jokes. Our brand of humor is slightly absurdist, occasionally dark and always funny... 

T2 Brainclotting

T2 Brainclotting

Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose stability. Choose respectability. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and working for the NHS. Choose medicine. Choose to spend your time at UCL Medical School putting on award-winning comedy sketch shows about medicine... 

Mother

Mother

Laura Curnick and Jack Mosedale are Mother and this is their show. After making their acclaimed debut at the Brighton Fringe (**** BroadwayBaby.com) Mother are headed to the Edinburgh Fringe for one week only... 

Oxford Revue: Free

Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. Across the month of August, the University of Oxford's premier sketch comedy troupe presents a rotating bill of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy acts performed by its brightest up-and-coming talent... 

No Funny Business

No Funny Business

Simon Hall is a comedy writer, TV icon and national treasure, who finds himself arrested under suspicion of never having told a joke. This show follows his fall from grace through the medium of his past sketches, presented as memories and evidence for his defence... 

Riverdale Live

Riverdale Live

Our story is about a town. A small town. And the people who live in the town. A horny town. A nasty town. A town where the teens look 25 and the adults remain tight. From a distance, it seems like any other town... 

Norris & Parker: Burn the Witch

Norris & Parker: Burn the Witch

First and foremost, this is not a show for the faint-hearted. This is not the show for a shy audience. This is the perfect show for any Late-Night Comedy fan. Well, any comedy fan with a thick skin and iron stomach... 

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... 

Pigs in Residence

Pigs in Residence

Pigs in Residence is a comedy collective established in 2017 by comedians Arianna Beadie, Serafina Cusack and Steph Van Geete, who carefully curate line-ups to present the best and most diverse emerging talent they see around them... 

Tessa Waters: Fully Sik

Tessa Waters: Fully Sik

Tessa Waters is an experienced Fringe act, falling into a large group of fantastically-exuberant physical comedians who enliven any number of venues from large to small over the month with a mixture of clowning, audience banter and swift one-liners... 

Foil, Arms and Hog – Craicling

Foil, Arms and Hog – Craicling

The line of excited punters outside Nicholson Hall is long. I mean, ridiculously long. Every new person joining the end of the line is surprised and cautious; ‘Is this really the line for Foil Arms and Hog?’ It seems that, because much of the audience here tonight will have discovered the Irish comedy trio via their phenomenally successful YouTube videos (each ending in a rendition of ‘Doomdah!’), it’s all too easy to trick oneself into thinking that FAH are one’s own little secret: no-one truly comprehends what the ‘Over A Million Hits On YouTube’ really means... 

Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton

Demi Lardner: I Love Skeleton

Demi Lardner feels the need, at one point in their most recent show, to unveil a banner listing their previous accomplishments and awards they have won. This is presented alongside a series of self-depracating laughs at technical errors and admonishing of the welcoming audience applauding their routines... 

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

Freya Parker and Celeste Dring are back at the Fringe with a refreshingly light-hearted slice of sketch show comedy. Their well-structured selection of set-pieces and comedic episodes make for an enjoyable hour of entertainment... 

HUB Fresh

HUB Fresh

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a line-up of comedians, all making their Pleasance debuts this year. Expect sketches, characters, stand-up and everything else in-between! All for free! 

Croft & Pearce: Double Take

Croft & Pearce: Double Take

Stars of BBC Radio 4's The Croft & Pearce Show and Sketchorama, winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award, recipients of the official Fringe Total Sell-Out Show Laurel (for their last appearance in 2016) and Whats On London Comedy Award nominees 2017... 

The Fresh Prince of Healthcare

The Fresh Prince of Healthcare

For their 19th year at the Edinburgh Fringe, St George’s Medics’ Revue are back with a prescription for the Malignant Humours and their new fast-paced, medically based, comedy sketch show! Come join us as we laugh through the pain that is the current state of the NHS – after all, laughter really is the best medicine! One of the best revues around... 

Brain Rinse

Brain Rinse

Entering the room for Brain Rinse, the audience are engulfed by eerie music and the lurking of an arabianesque ninja creeping about the studio. There is a pantomime element to the performance by Mike Raffone (say it quickly) and as the music stops, we are promised ‘a transcendental experience’... 

Northern Power Blouse – Up Your Promenade

Northern Power Blouse – Up Your Promenade

Saunter down the promenade with Northern Power Blouse for a show full of sketches, silly songs and larger-than-life characters. Between them they've written for BBC Radio 4, Comic Relief, Comedy Central, popped up on ITV and E4, and have been finalists for the BAFTA Rocliffe and Musical Comedy Awards 2018... 

Bristol Revunions Present: Hoops

Bristol Revunions Present: Hoops

The Bristol Revunions return to the free Fringe with their show Hoops. Featuring a three-week rotating cast across the festival, the show promises to be a 'masterclass in student sketch comedy' (Epigram, 2017). 

Is That Right Aye?

Is That Right Aye?

The Weegies are back! This time with another new Scottish comedy spectacular! After their sold-out run last year, the boys have returned with a bigger, better and funnier show! For all things Scottish, come see the four Glaswegians give you a true representation of what being patriotic is all about... 

Australian Beauty

Australian Beauty

Mick Neven and Jacques Barrett are two of Australia’s strongest headline comics. Forged in the crucible of the Australian and international circuits they’ve been friends for years, but are finally teaming up to attack the Fringe... 

Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame

Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame

Following her five-star smash-hit It's Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes), Alison Thea-Skot brings you a sizzling explosion of chaotic character comedy. A high-octane solo sketch show featuring a lovelorn Oyster card... 

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison's latest multiple-character show. From Madame Melancholy, to a lonely woodland creature, to a weather girl reporting on the Apocalypse, these characters are inspired by sadness but performed with joy... 

The Edinburgh Revue Is All at Sea

The Edinburgh Revue Is All at Sea

The Edinburgh Revue – the Titanic of comedy. Stately, sophisticated and with an iceberg in it. As the ship goes down, the orchestra plays one last tune. And that tune is sketch comedy... 

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy

As heard on BBC Radio 1! Winners: VAULT Festival People's Choice Award. BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi five-star comedy show that has performed to rave reviews around the country... 

Two Faced Bitchin'

Two Faced Bitchin'

Live from the home counties, 90s kids Hunt and Murphy bicker their way through a collection of bitchin’ sketches. Two friends who have known each other for too long. Expect silliness, seduction and synthesised beats. 

Three Menopausal Maids

Three Menopausal Maids

You really don't want to miss this show. Flushed with success the Three Menopausal Maids are hot and guaranteed to tickle your Tena Ladies. Ever wondered what really happened in the after of happily ever? What's the big draw at the bingo – is it really the prize money? Getting too old for your job? How far would you go to hang on to it? Journey with these absurd ladies from Bognor to Bavaria via Bradford for a spot of lunch, bingo and apres ski. 

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... 

Present and Correct

Present and Correct

Present and Correct, the University of York’s very own homegrown sketch troupe, are heading back up to the Fringe once again. This is laugh-out-loud sketch comedy that you won't want to miss! Described as 'seriously funny' (EdFringeReview... 

Oxford Revue: Free

Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. Across the month of August, the University of Oxford's premier sketch comedy troupe presents a rotating bill of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy acts performed by its brightest up-and-coming talent... 

The Leeds Tealights: Souls for Sale

The Leeds Tealights: Souls for Sale

After their five-star run (TheWeeReview.com) at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, the Tealights are back presenting an hour of fast-paced, absurd comedy in their brand-new show, Souls For Sale... 

The Lost Matriarch 2

The Lost Matriarch 2

Chuckle award runner-up (1998) Berlinda will take you on a journey to The Lost Matriarch, leaving behind all you have ever known about gender. In the upside-down world of TLM2, women are fasculine and men are meminine... 

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

2023. Post-Brexit, MI6's budget has been cut to the bone, but they need a new agent in Berlin. Out of work comedian Tom Skelton has 'seasoned abilities as an improviser' (Chortle.co... 

That's So GCSE

That's So GCSE

Blackouts. Chair duets. Overacting. Brecht. Watch these students navigate the GCSE Theatre curriculum to perform a stunning show of their combined pubescent talents, in this hilarious new comedy, showcasing the fond memory of amateur and GCSE Theatre. 

Planet Caramel: Rotations in Flavour Space

Planet Caramel: Rotations in Flavour Space

Free Tunnock's Caramel Wafer for every audience member! Scotland's fastest, best and only sketch trio present a light-speed comedy experience like no other. Prepare to be sucked into the unrelenting gravitational pull of Planet Caramel... 

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Max and Anna filmed themselves writing silly sketches for a year to make sure they didn't miss a trick. See their funniest ideas from the last 12 months and get a peak behind the curtain of their intense friendship... 

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... 

Beach Hunks: Leg Day

Beach Hunks: Leg Day

Toned. Honed. Hunked. Chipper sketch lads Beach Hunks stride leggily to Edinburgh with a fast-paced hour of daft sketch carnage. Roll out the bunting and pray for rain as the Hunks celebrate the most special day of the year with a ceaseless parade of reprehensible characters and whip-smart gags... 

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Meet the nominees for Woman of the Year in Anna Nicholson’s debut character-comedy show. 'Sharp and witty, a gifted mimic... Victoria Wood in a smartphone age' **** (TheReviewsHub... 

Steen Raskopoulos: Stay

Steen Raskopoulos: Stay

The electrifying new show from the gifted character comedian and improviser. Nominated for both the prestigious Barry Award and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, Steen's live shows are a 'triple threat of performance, material and charisma... 

Paul Foxcroft: Huge If True

Paul Foxcroft: Huge If True

Paul Foxcroft (Cariad and Paul, Michael McIntyre's Big Show) is a professional improviser who, for some reason, has decided to script an hour's show in defiance of his many years of comedy experience... 

Bad Clowns: Hostage

Bad Clowns: Hostage

What happens when a crazed madman takes a comedy show and its audience hostage? Find out in the Bad Clowns maddest show yet. On the run from the law, with a secret vendetta involving a brand new show... 

Tom and Ollie in: One and a Half Men

Tom and Ollie in: One and a Half Men

Tom and Ollie are ‘creative, witty, sketchsmiths’ with ‘a sackful of promise’ (Chortle.co.uk). Following Tom winning the 2016 Chortle Student Award, our 2017 Fringe debut Wasps was a soul-bearing meditation upon what happens when one member of a double-act finds success, and Ollie doesn’t... 

Sam & Tom: Interview

Sam & Tom: Interview

After review of your application, Sam & Tom are pleased to offer you the opportunity to interview for the position of audience in their new cult comedy show. Sam & Tom are an upstart company specialising in audience-oriented comedy deliverance... 

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

An ex-SNP politico, a bible-wielding American mom and JK Rowling walk into a... race to stop Milosz, Eurovision-winner and high-profile gay fascist. Join three Oxford Revue alumni in this punchy, fast-paced blast of sketches and characters to blow away the comedy cobwebs... 

The Kagools: Kula

The Kagools: Kula

Multi award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools, are unstoppable as they propel silent comedy into the 21st century with pure joy, anarchic buffoonery and unique \'wit and imagination\' ***** (TheWeeReview... 

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... 

Pottervision

Pottervision

The Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full-grown men pretending to be 12-year-old children, as we re-enact, recreate and celebrate the Philosopher's Stone... 

The Oxford Revue: Wasted

The Oxford Revue: Wasted

The Revue return to the Fringe following an international tour with an hour of high-octane sketch and musical comedy – with an absurdist and political bent – from the best and brightest of Oxford student comedy... 

Comedy from Salford Uni

Comedy from Salford Uni

The cream of the crop from the University of Salford showcasing the future faces of British comedy. From the UK university with the longest running full-time comedy degree. Stand-up, sketch and more! 

Sagar Dreamcast

Sagar Dreamcast

Fiona Sagar (Funny Women Best Show nominee 2016 and 2017, The Groundlings Comedy Theatre) returns with a new character comedy show, Sagar Dreamcast. Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multiplayer with this fresh character-based show with this 'talented impressionist' **** (FringeBiscuit... 

The Biscuit Barrel

The Biscuit Barrel

Armed with 55 sketches in the space of an hour, hyperactivity is unleashed on stage in the form of The Biscuit Barrel. Rolling out their fearless new quickfire sketch show, experience gods chatting in pubs, a tall dwarf, a hugging championship and the running saga of the Horoscope Rangers... 

Jon & Nath Like to Party

Jon & Nath Like to Party

Mischievous sketch comedy show from two best friends who can't stand each other – Jon Levene and Nathan Lang. Action-packed sketches, crackling satire, outrageous impressions and very real slapstick – including the hottest Jehovah's Witness act in town... 

The St Andrews Revue Presents: Bears!

The St Andrews Revue Presents: Bears!

The St Andrews Revue are back for their eighth Edinburgh Fringe! This year they're on the run from the law, and their 'extremely funny' (BroadwayBaby.com) sketch comedy show has been seized as evidence... 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List)... 

The Newcastle Revue: Tyne of Your Life

The Newcastle Revue: Tyne of Your Life

Newcastle Comedy Society’s first foray into the Edinburgh Fringe after gaining popularity in Newcastle for hosting hilarious, chaotic shows for the student population and the public alike... 

Dom O'Keefe: Free Willy from the Perspective of the Whale

Dom O'Keefe: Free Willy from the Perspective of the Whale

A massive whale escapes from prison with the help of a small child. Told from the perspective of the whale. Multimedia make-believe from acclaimed improviser and actor Dom O'Keefe. ‘Charismatic and charming’ **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Lola and Jo: Focus Groupies

Lola and Jo: Focus Groupies

Character comedians Lola and Jo (**** (List)) are pretty certain they have a revolutionary show on their hands. To double check, they've wisely employed Leslie and Jackie from almost award-winning market research company Focus On (runner-up, Keep Talking Award 1997), to gather feedback on their potentially groundbreaking show... 

Two Little Dickheads

Two Little Dickheads

This is what happens when a cabaret clown and an improv master with a shared passion for cats spend way too much time together. A diamond-encrusted explosion of silliness, making the ordinary extraordinary... 

The Never Ending Cycle

The Never Ending Cycle

May Cause Mild Irritation – The Never Ending Cycle 

KEITH. Presents KEVIN.

KEITH. Presents KEVIN.

'Unbeatable comedic timing' ***** (DurhamStudentTheatre.org). 'KEITH. is shaking up the status quo with a mirth that is hard to match' **** (Palatinate). After bringing a hot slice of off-beat funk comedy to the Yorkshire countryside, KEITH... 

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... 

Tracy's Leaving Party: Hot Young Things

Tracy's Leaving Party: Hot Young Things

Christy Coysh (as seen on BBC Three) and Kat Sadler (selected for BBC New Comedy Award 2017) debut their first work-in-progress show. Kat has dreams of quitting her minimum wage job and finally making it... 

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders presents Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee. Are you prepared for an hour of hys-queeria and comedy aplenty? A sketch show on steroids by the irreverent Isa Bonachera and the irrelevant Dan Wye, finalists of Sketch Off! 2018... 

Lead Pencil

Lead Pencil

Imagine the love-child of Saved by the Bell and Art Attack! That\'s Lead Pencil and they\'ve made a sketch show by literally sketching it. \'A very talented trio whose dedication to looking completely ridiculous was met with roars of laughter from the audience\' (FreshAir... 

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

Surreal comedy from Yorkshire’s finest, meat-themed double act. Join Chris and Amy in a gag-packed mission to crown their town the City of Culture. Find out what culture is, who’s been secreting it and why that stain won’t wash... 

The Durham Revue present: Zeitgeist

The Durham Revue present: Zeitgeist

Back with a new troupe and 100% new material, come and see the renowned Durham Revue perform their own brand of 'masterful' (ThreeWeeks) sketch comedy! Known for their irreverent style and peerless chemistry, they are 'highly professional, wonderfully witty and perfectly paced' (BroadwayBaby... 

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

Surreal comedy from Yorkshire’s finest, meat-themed double act. Join Chris and Amy in a gag-packed mission to crown their town the City of Culture. Find out what culture is, who’s been secreting it and why that stain won’t wash... 

Big Shop

Big Shop

It's time for the Big Shop, not to be confused with your 'bits shop' (which you might do at the little Tesco) or your 'big wash' (which is like the Big Shop but that's not what we're talking about)... 

Vice Captains

Vice Captains

Vice Captains are a team of sketch writers, led by sketch guru Steve Dawson of the Dawson Bros (That Mitchell and Webb Look, Walliams and Friend), trained at comedy institution The Free Association... 

Sex Shells

Sex Shells

London's campest musical sketch comedy quartet is here to flame on your parade! Sex Shells is an explosion of original music, surreal sketches, wayward choreography and twisted rewrites of hits from pop, Disney and Broadway... 

Bread and Geller: Prime Time

Bread and Geller: Prime Time

Step aside Ricky and Bianca, there's a new duo in town. Sketch Off! 2018 finalists Bread and Geller bring their sell-out debut show to the Fringe, a prime-time hour of character comedy, observational sketch and musical parody... 

Loose Brie Solve Everything

Loose Brie Solve Everything

In real life, Loose Brie (Martin and Phil) live together in a tiny flat. It can be tough. A lot goes unsaid. In this show, they’re going to solve everything else. The world’s ills... 

Speechless

Speechless

Experimental multimedia sketch show from Cambridge Footlights regulars for the fake news era. Set in a world where all comedic speech is banned, the performers start an illicit underground club where they must use physicality, projections, sound and the audience themselves to make you laugh... 

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

Join your hosts, Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler, as they bring the UK’s finest spoof chat show and chaotic cabaret back to the Fringe. Ross and Josh are ‘Vic and Bob for the video game, grime generation’ (Scotsman), bringing you a prime-time dose of high energy, multimedia hilarity with chief collaborators Larry Budd and Paul Dunphy and a revolving door of very special guests... 

Dirty White Boys: Manners

Dirty White Boys: Manners

The award-winning sketch duo is back to bring their trademark high-energy nonsense to a variety of news topics. Expect shouting, quizzes, and maybe even a musical finale. But mind your manners... 

The Museum of Tat Roadshow

The Museum of Tat Roadshow

Welcome to the Roadshow – it's just like your favourite antiques-based telly programme off the telly, just not on the telly, and devoted to Tat. Your Tat. Do you own a hideous piece of Tat that is not only hideous but also annoying (and hideous)? If the answer is yes then bring your Tat along to the Tat Roadshow and we'll value it for you live! Our experts will not only value your Tat, but also classify it, demonstrate the best ways to destroy it, and give you certification that you own genuine Tat! 

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic is a fast-paced cacophony of characters and voices that come out of one man's head. Quick-fire skits, sounds, recurring characters and topical bits all interlaced together... 

Stevie Martin Vol. 1

Stevie Martin Vol. 1

One third of critically-acclaimed sketch group Massive Dad, **** (Guardian), Stevie Martin presents her debut solo show. Expect comedy. Expect laughing. Expect a stage. Do not expect a live horse because there won't be one... 

Pelican: Fisk

Pelican: Fisk

Brand-new whirlwind comedy by the critically acclaimed Pelican (makers of The Cat Man Curse). Blending surreal narratives with playful and interactive comedy, Fisk is madcap, uplifting and hugely entertaining... 

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies. Kind of. 2018

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies. Kind of. 2018

Direct from a standing room only season at Edinburgh Fringe last year, and a critically acclaimed tour of Australia this, the world\'s premier nerd-culture double-act, The Just Us League, return with a new show that squeezes even more MARVEL movies into one action-packed hour of comedy... 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes

Sock! Pow! Wham! Earth's funniest footwear are back with their 10th new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence. This time they're real live Superheroes! You think you've seen heroes in tights before? This pair will run and run... 

Queen C*nt – Sacred or Profane?

Queen C*nt – Sacred or Profane?

Blending comedy, drag, song and the grotesque, with absurd character sketches. Meet the Virgin Mary, Theresa May, Burt the drag king, Frida Kahlo and many more. Queen C*nt sees all power to the feminine, the wrathful, the sensual! What is left that is sacred and feminine, and what exactly is profane? In an age of Harvey Weinsteins, where passing trends compel some to undergo surgery, where mainstream porn has hijacked sensuality, we delve into the wild waters of our womanhood, reclaiming the body in ways that are joyful, darkly comic and often anarchic. 

Briony Redman: Sketch Artist

Briony Redman: Sketch Artist

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Unless you're driving. A comedy show that asks the big questions*. What's worse, an alien invasion or peer pressure? What is military zumba? Can you have an attempted murder mystery? Stories, sketch and a who-almost-dunnit... 

Sisters: On Demand

Sisters: On Demand

After a sell-out debut show, innovative sketch duo Sisters are putting you in control of their highly anticipated second hour. ‘A genuinely exciting new voice in sketch comedy’ (Telegraph)... 

Egg: Richard Pictures

Egg: Richard Pictures

Brand-new sketch show from stars of award-winning Fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1). Anna and Emily are two off-white women ready to ask all the big questions that have nothing to do with fertility... 

Avocado: Definitely Maybe Not

Avocado: Definitely Maybe Not

After last year’s millennial-bashing debut, Avocado! are back and invite you to take a leap into the twisted little world of two twenty-something nothings for a second helping of hotly anticipated sketches exploring the WTFs and surely nots of life... 

Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

Winner: Best Comedy, Perth Fringe 2017. Named 'one of the most exciting emerging [Aussie] talents' (TheAge.com.au) and fresh from a total sell-out season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival... 

Moon

Moon

Moon is a comedy double-act by Jack Chisnall and Joshua Dolphin, two proud sons of England’s provincial backwaters. They’ll be hawking up their brand of dark, unexpected, and immersive sketches at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe for the first time... 

The Travelling Sisters: Toupé

The Travelling Sisters: Toupé

Masterfully combining physical comedy, characters and original music, The Travelling Sisters are 'insane geniuses of sketch comedy' (GreatScott.media). This infectious trio conjure characters and twists you won't see coming... 

Sleeping Trees: World Tour

Sleeping Trees: World Tour

Sleeping Trees have been travelling around the world! They\'ve been scuba-diving at the Great Barrier Reef, trekking the ancient Inca trails of Peru and gone dogging in Blackpool. But what starts as an innocent journey of discovery soon leads to an intricate series of events, culminating in the secret mission to end all missions... 

UCL Graters: Panopticon

UCL Graters: Panopticon

The nation's favourite appliance-themed comedy troupe returns for the heavenliest of seventh years at the Fringe. Join The Graters' mirthful voyage through the bounds of decency, reason and order and be prepared to blow your fuses with giggles... 

Short & Curly: Young at Start

Short & Curly: Young at Start

Curly is convinced that appearing youthful is the answer to success and he will do whatever is necessary to get 'youth'. Cut a long story short. Short ruins it. If you thought pink custard was good you'll crap your pants over this! 'It's completely hilarious and amazing' **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Bryony Twydle: Flamingo

Bryony Twydle: Flamingo

Character comedian Bryony Twydle (BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama, E!'s The Royals) presents her debut Edinburgh show. Join Bryony as she presents her chaotic collection of interconnected characters... 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2018: Pillow Talk

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2018: Pillow Talk

Join ‘the most renowned sketch troupe of them all’ (Independent) as they embark on another world tour. This year\'s tour travels to London, Edinburgh, California, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York and many more, performing to over 20,000 people across two continents... 

Camels

Camels

Camels is a side-splittingly funny five-star sketch comedy, coming to Edinburgh after four sell-out runs in London. Written and performed by occasional best friends Patrick McPherson and Zac Peel, their show is 'truly hilarious' (Everything-Theatre... 

Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess

Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess

Steen Raskopoulos makes no effort to be cool on stage. This is a wise decision in a show heavily based on audience interaction, as he repeatedly makes the crowd feel comfortable interacting with him in the multiple sketches that require their help... 

Goose: Amphetawaltz

Goose: Amphetawaltz

Amphetawaltz, as a show and a title, distinguishes itself from every other sketch show in Edinburgh this year and the reason why can be found in the title itself. Goose’s 2017 show is frenzied yet structured, crazed yet delicate; Amphetawaltz does what the portmanteau title implies, resembling the delicate glides and tender twists of a traditional ballroom dance and at same time the schizophrenic raving of an amphetamine-addled and perpetually sweating ginger... 

UCL Graters: Smashing

UCL Graters: Smashing

In UCL Graters’ return to Edinburgh, even the refreshments are violent. The show begins as one cast-member hurls – or at least attempts to hurl – a pineapple at the front row... 

The Free Association: Jacuzzi

The Free Association: Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi may have been a random title for the Free Association to use for their improvised comedy show, but this hour is indeed relaxed, warm, and bubbly. And much like the aforementioned baths, it's a late-night activity made more enjoyable by the presence of alcohol... 

Avocado!

Avocado!

In today’s climate of brunching, Instagram-obsessed millennials, and in a time where avocado-hand and avocado-shaped walkie-talkies are an actual reality, there is plenty of opportunity to take the piss... 

Would You Adam and Eve It?

Would You Adam and Eve It?

Take two funny men and ask them to create a hilarious dash through Genesis and Exodus in just under 90 minutes. Lots of laughs and floods and snakes and plagues. Thou must turn up and have a good giggle... 

Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

Two grown women wonder whether basking sharks eat people, whether not eating enough leafy greens during your pregnancy will cause your child to have no fashion sense and if combing your hair with a fork is something you should share. 

Cat FM

Cat FM

The zombie apocalypse rages outside, but we are relatively safe and quite warm in the last bastion of civilisation – a radio station run by two cats. They are definitely, definitely cats, we are told, and not just two comedians wearing fluffy ears... 

Double Denim

Double Denim

Double Denim haven’t made their fringe debut easy for themselves, starting their show at nearly midnight and performing in perhaps the ugliest room in any of the major venues. The atmosphere cultivated by the Gilded Balloon Billiard Room resembles that of the rec hall on a budget cruise ship and the crowd that is watching this show are a mix of the too tired and the too drunk... 

Omar & Lee's Countercultural Comedic Cavalcade

Omar & Lee's Countercultural Comedic Cavalcade

Omar & Lee are two countercultural clowns on a mission to enlighten and entertain. Join them for an exciting and absurd sketch show that combines clown and character comedy and takes a playful and provocative look at the culture in which we live... 

Spank!tacular

Spank!tacular

Spank's big sister returns with sexier hosts and more awesome comedy and cabaret – don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday). Previous acts include Katherine Ryan, Jason Byrne, Pete Firman and many more! Follow @spankcomedy or check venue box-office for line-ups... 

Siblings

Siblings

The art of the comedic double act is a difficult one and its success largely based on chemistry between the two performers. So what happens when these two performers share not just chemistry but also genetics?Such is the case with Maddy and Marina Bye, the real-life sisters who make up Siblings... 

Giants: For an Hour

Giants: For an Hour

After a sell-out debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, Giants return with their sophomore hour. And boy, will it be great? Boy: no. Join Barney and Will for their unique brand of musically-infused sketch comedy, as they chart the past, present and future of their lifelong friendship with their 'distinctive twist on the genre's dynamics' (Chortle... 

The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond

The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond

The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond is one of those shows made up from two guys (most of the time), a collection of wigs, cloaks, scarves and, guns that are mixed together with a whole host of seemingly normal scenarios that rapidly get wildly out of hand... 

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 3

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 3

Sketch comedy is the medium in which an original voice is most important in order to be successful. Without the same club route that stand-ups have, a sketch comedy troupe’s only real chance of lasting success is to be picked up for a television/radio pilot and become a brand in their own right... 

Max & Ivan: The Reunion

Max & Ivan: The Reunion

This is character comedy at its finest. Every year Max & Ivan become one of the most highly recommended comedy shows, and with good reason. In The Reunion they're an absolute delight to watch: visceral energy between the two performers and an effortless enjoyment from both oozes out and invites us to join in with their antics... 

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock are a sketch comedy foursome who incorporate live music, dance and mime to create a narrative-driven show with hysterical characters and a quick, witty script. Despite a few misses in the show, the sketches are, for the most part side-splittingly good... 

Zinus

Zinus

Congratulations! You have been selected to work for Zinus Family Inc Ltd LLP. On this first induction day we will equip you with all the tools necessary to become an invaluable member of our company... 

Zinus

Zinus

Congratulations! You have been selected to work for Zinus Family Inc Ltd LLP. On this first induction day we will equip you with all the tools necessary to become an invaluable member of our company... 

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

A brand-new string to the biggest and best comedy newcomer competition in its 30th anniversary year! To celebrate 30 years of nurturing and developing new comic talent – we're on the hunt for the best new comedy sketch acts! Come and see them battle it out for the So You Think You're Funny? Sketch crown in it's first year! 

Aunty Donna: Big Boys

Aunty Donna: Big Boys

This is Aunty Donna’s fourth Edinburgh Fringe, they have a huge following and return as popular as ever. The room is packed with fans – both Aussies and home-grown Scots – and after an hour of their hilarious, so stupid it’s kind of clever, rapping, dancing, big beats, improv and sketches I am officially converted too... 

Kids With Beards: Fandango!

Kids With Beards: Fandango!

The beardy babes are back, baby! Atop broomstick horses we ride, offering up unto you Fandango! – an hour of surreal, stupid, knee-slappin’ sketches that’ll make you scream Yeehahaha! (sorry)... 

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... 

Viva La Shambles

Viva La Shambles

Join anarchic makers of madness Viva La Shambles as they bring their popular monthly night of chaotic live comedy to the Fringe. Edinburgh's top comics combine forces creating a unique evenings entertainment, with the emphasis on the alternative... 

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... 

Tom & Ollie in Wasps

Tom & Ollie in Wasps

What do Andy Murray, Google and Bordeaux's number one philosophizer François Fromage have in common? Yes, that's right – wasps. Join Tom and Ollie as they delve deep into the depths of the deepest depths, hunting out the perfect sketch with nothing but a tennis racket, a magnifying glass and a Frenchman... 

Giants: For an Hour

Giants: For an Hour

With so many comedy double acts at the Fringe – many of whom are also middle-class white boys from London – Will Hislop and Barney Fishwick have their work cut out to stand out from the crowds... 

Britney in: John

Britney in: John

In 2011, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson were women without a mission. Just out of school with no definite plans for university and holding down a couple of dead-end (and in one case, truly bizarre) gap year jobs, they needed focus for their creative energies... 

The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

Don't worry, I also had to Google most of the words in the title. I'll save you a bit of time:Chicanery - ʃɪˈkeɪnəri/ - nounthe use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one's purpose... 

Coates and Cooper Present: Kidnap

Coates and Cooper Present: Kidnap

Coates and Cooper have 60 minutes fully clothed to find the comedy in a "kidnap". A mix between stand-up and sketch comedy, this pair plan to uncover the secrets of Narrowchappel both on screen and live in front of your faces... 

Spank!tacular

Spank!tacular

Spank's big sister returns with sexier hosts and more awesome comedy and cabaret – don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday). Previous acts include Katherine Ryan, Jason Byrne, Pete Firman and many more! Follow @spankcomedy or check venue box-office for line-ups... 

The Oxford Revue: Witch Hunt

The Oxford Revue: Witch Hunt

An American, a Scot and a woman walk into a bar – they’re three of the Oxford Revue’s finest returning to Edinburgh with an hour of character comedy. They've got a suitcase full of wigs and they're not afraid to use them... 

The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show

The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show

This is a very silly comedy about some very serious books (and poems and plays). If you know you Moby Dick from your Free Willy then this one’s for you – that’s right, it only takes very basic literature awareness so don’t worry about jokes going over your head... 

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter returns for our fourth year at the Fringe, bringing a fantastic showcase of comedy in aid of Shelter! This year’s line-up is jam-packed and will see Sara Pascoe, Ed Byrne, James Acaster, Richard Herring, Desiree Burch, Dan Antopolski and Daliso Chaponda with host Suzi Ruffell, raising the roof for a good cause... 

Colin Hoult / Anna Mann in How We Stop the Fascists

Colin Hoult / Anna Mann in How We Stop the Fascists

Anna Mann is, according to herself, the greatest actress of her generation—a quote she can now legitimately edit for future Fringe posters with no fear of censor. Yet is this former star of “terribly polite” political play No More War, Please really the right person to show us how to stop the rise of right wing politics? After a glorious hour in her company, it’s clear to say that—wonder of wonders—she is... 

Goodbear

Goodbear

As their hotel receptionist alter-egos, Henry Perryment and Joe Barnes help us check into The Hotel Après Vie for an hour of horror movie-themed entertainment.There’s a lot to like about the duo from the off as they battle through a raging storm in the guise of two non-British travellers, finding themselves at the door of some mysterious residence... 

Uncomfortable Encounters

Uncomfortable Encounters

A Unicorn walks into a bar... Ouch! Get it? We don't. Come to our show and explain it to us afterwards. Our jokes are better than that anyway. Join us for the latest installment from Southampton Comedy Society 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Oink

Foil, Arms and Hog: Oink

Irish sketch trio and social media sensations Foil, Arms and Hog are back at the Fringe after selling out shows for the last eight, (yes you read that right, eight), years. 2017 seems to be no exception as the crowds crammed into the big purple cow for a night of laughs... 

Sisters: White Noise

Sisters: White Noise

In their Fringe debut comedy hour Sisters hit the ground running with a fast paced, intensely dark and gut bustingly funny show of sketches, skits, and more jokes about live streaming than you thought were possible... 

Romantic Encounters in a Darkened Room

Romantic Encounters in a Darkened Room

Romantic Encounters in a Darkened Room is a thoroughly enjoyable one-man show, mixing sketches of various different formats in a bizarre outpouring from the brain of comedian Charlie Robb... 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2017: Dream Sequence

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2017: Dream Sequence

When an Edinburgh Fringe virgin asks a seasoned Fringe-lover (that’s me, by the way) for show recommendations there are a number of shows I always highlight before reviews have even started rolling in – the Cambridge Footlights tour is always one of them... 

Womb Raider

Womb Raider

Returning for their 18th show at the Edinburgh Fringe. After six years of sell-out shows, St George's Medics' Revue are back with their brand of fast-paced medically-based comedy sketches... 

Briony Redman: Theory of Positivity

Briony Redman: Theory of Positivity

Briony Redman’s solo show revolves around a screenwriter who wants to test out her movie-in-the-making on a fresh audience. What the character desires most is to make money from her scripts, so she’s attempting to cover every Hollywood cliché in order to get paid... 

Princes of Main: New Year's Eve

Princes of Main: New Year's Eve

A sketch show based on an end of 2017 new year’s eve party, Princes of Main: New Year’s Eve might miss the mark occasionally, but if you stick with it until the bells, it will ensure you’ll walk out full of new year cheer... 

Brain Rinse – Puppetry of the Audience

Brain Rinse – Puppetry of the Audience

Runner-up Best Comedy Show Buxton Fringe 2017, Brain Rinse is a bizarre madcap, interactive sketch show starring you, the audience. Love, war, suicide, Beethoven and a large donkey's head... 

Northern Power Blouse

Northern Power Blouse

Three feisty northern lasses present a right good sketch show that's full of heart, songs, larger than life characters and highly flammable 80s blouses. Between them, Cassie Atkinson, Kat Butterfield and Charlotte Pearson have written for BBC Radio 4, Russ Abbot and Comic Relief, been finalists for BAFTA and Funny Women writing awards, studied comedy at the prestigious National Film and Television School and have popped up on E4 and ITV... 

Planet Caramel: Hot, Sexy, Kind and Desperate

Planet Caramel: Hot, Sexy, Kind and Desperate

TLB (three lovely boys) seek EP (entire planet) for friendship and maybe more. Can offer sketch show and free Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer. GSOH. Praise from previous friends: ‘Glimmers of comedy genius’ (ThreeWeeks)... 

The Edinburgh Revue: Jamboreavement

The Edinburgh Revue: Jamboreavement

The Edinburgh Revue is back in black, bringing you sketch comedy straight from the horse's mouth. If a horse was three people. 'Comic talent of the future' **** (Skinny). 'Five kisses from Mum' xxxxx (Mum). 

Ships

Ships

Ever made a huge mistake? Audrey did! Having realised her childhood ambition to be a doctor, Audrey makes a fatal error… quite literally. Stripped of her pride (and medical license), she is plunged into a search for a new identity, a new life purpose... 

Fish Finger Fridays: Fun Time Friends

Fish Finger Fridays: Fun Time Friends

Hot, new(ish) comedy trio are back in Edinburgh with a playful new sketch show. Bored of white guys? They’ve got an Asian man! Bored of men? They’ve got a lady! (Note: There’s also a white man... 

Galpals: Because at the End of the Day, That's What We'd Like to be Known as

Galpals: Because at the End of the Day, That's What We'd Like to be Known as

Colour coordinated galpals Emma Moran and Sarah King, explore the meaning of friendship through the mediums of poorly made hats and sketch comedy. Emma and Sarah draw from the strength of their deep kind-of-liking of each other to bash through a frantic hour of absurd characters and witty sketches to learn the true meaning of friendship... 

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Makes Everything Better

We all have problems in life. Some bigger than others. It's easy to feel lost, defeated. Fortunately, WMD Makes Everything Better. Bringing their unique brand of sketch-based comedy from screen to stage, WMD Comedy have an all-new show packed with impossible situations, incredible images, and an unrelenting stream of logic-bending scenarios... 

Leaf

Leaf

Mark is a chemical engineer. He loves chess. He lives with his mum. A teaching assistant has had it up to here with her own conscience. A caretaker grows tired of childrens' vomit. Leaf is quite possibly the theatrical spawn of Monty Python and the Mighty Boosh... 

That's You Now If You Wanna Take Your Wee Card Out!

That's You Now If You Wanna Take Your Wee Card Out!

People watching is bloody brilliant, isn't it? Let's take a good look at those spectacular nobodies, anybodies and busybodies. From cashiers to yoga mums, from old biddies at a wake to those chatty hairdressers – That's You Now If You Wanna Take Your Wee Card Out is a display of everyday humor that we all can relate to... 

Siân and Zoë's Sugar Coma Fever Nightmare

Siân and Zoë's Sugar Coma Fever Nightmare

Technicolour sketch hazard Siân & Zoë – ‘Truly surreal’ **** (Skinny). **** (Mumble.net) – present an hour of sweet nightmares and liquorice dreams (sketches). Put on your pyjamas for dark alternative comedy that’ll drip through your dreamcatcher... 

The St Andrews Revue presents: The Big Time

The St Andrews Revue presents: The Big Time

They say fame is a fickle friend, and the St Andrews Revue have been lonely for years. But now, with a freshly replenished wardrobe and six Edinburgh shows under the elastic rim of their long johns, the gang have finally done it... 

Late Night Gimp Fight

Late Night Gimp Fight

The washed-up boy band of sketch comedy are back with their first new show in four years. Now in their thirties and with no other career options they have decided to abandon their wives, jobs and in one case their child, to jump back in the gimpy saddle... 

Teasing the Funny Bone: A Seminar (For Professionals, Amateurs and Anyone In-Between)

Teasing the Funny Bone: A Seminar (For Professionals, Amateurs and Anyone In-Between)

A "professional" seminar on how to rise to fame in the comedy world! Join our hosts as they stumble their way through a corporate lecture with anecdotes, lies and incorrect facts. Listen, laugh and, most importantly, learn with help from their top tips! Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2017 Semi-finalists. 

Sam & Tom: Unrectifiable

Sam & Tom: Unrectifiable

Post-sketch revival. Sam & Tom, bellies full, bring their best and first show of skits and bits to the realm of darkness. When a game of hide and seek goes askew, only slick sketch comedy can save the day... 

The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show

The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show

Daddy and Beeje, two self-absorbed, dysfunctional TV presenters, are getting ready for their live chat show. This tacky spectacle is a tale of two halves. Part one is a calamitous backstage tour of the TV studio, where you will meet a selection of awkward characters... 

Muriel: Bad Master

Muriel: Bad Master

Muriel (Janine Harouni, Meg Salter and Sally O’Leary) are multi award-winning actresses and comedy performers. With millions of views online, Muriel's sketches are 'taking the social media platform by storm' (Evening Standard)... 

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

Cold Hard Cache is the debut comedy adventure from double act The Delightful Sausage – AKA Chris Cantrill, ‘Simple and bizarre punchlines with unerring skill’ ***** (EdFestMag... 

Hurt and Anderson: Come What May

Hurt and Anderson: Come What May

Hurt and Anderson are on the edge. Can they make it through August without self-destructing? Will Laura ever stop sabotaging the show? Will Georgia finally admit the awful truth – she’s never liked Laura's favourite film Moulin Rouge that much? Come what may, this will be a laugh-out-loud hour of sketch and musical comedy... 

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue present a rotating cast of the country's brightest young comedians. Former Revue members include Michael Palin, Stewart Lee, Al Murray, Katy Brand, Sally Phillips, Armando Iannucci and Rowan Atkinson... 

We Stand Amused

We Stand Amused

A man stands accused of a heinous crime. Only a jury of weirdos and misfits stands between him and a big prison with his name on it, figuratively speaking (his name isn't Her Majesty's)... 

Franks and Skinner Present: MindfulMess

Franks and Skinner Present: MindfulMess

Grab a morning coffee and start your (Fringe) day with a life-changing symposium (terms and conditions apply). Franks and Skinner are super trendy (they're not trendy) and ridiculously healthy (really?) and they want to be zen, mindful, in the moment – which moment? This mome... 

Jon and Nath Like to Party

Jon and Nath Like to Party

Fresh from a sell-out Brighton Fringe run, a mischievous new sketch comedy show from best friends who can't stand each other – Jon Levene and Nathan Lang. Action-packed sketch, crackling satire, outrageous impressions and hardcore physical comedy – including the hottest (and possibly only) Jehovah's Witness act in town... 

The Naz Show

The Naz Show

Heavyweight sketch maestro (WitTank) and award winning stand-up veteran, Naz, charges back to the Burgh to punch out his first solo sketch show. Characters grotesque, sketches inspired and laughs aplenty... 

Leeds Tealights: Fix Us

Leeds Tealights: Fix Us

Winners of the 2015 Derek Award for Best Sketch Show, the Tealights are back, presenting an hour of fast-paced, absurd comedy in their brand-new show, Fix Us. ‘Slickly choreographed, highly creative, frequently fantastic' **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Pottervision

Pottervision

The Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full-grown men pretending to be 12-year-old children, as we re-enact and recreate scenes from the first Potter film... 

Focus On: Lola and Jo

Focus On: Lola and Jo

Are you an 18 to 80-year-old employed or unemployed middle-income earner, from an urban or rural area who shops online or in store? Ambitious fame-hungry comedians Lola and Jo wanted to stop their day jobs before the Fringe but with therapy bills, an Uber dependency and lack of self-control at their local Wetherspoons – they can’t... 

Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other

Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand the Sight of Each Other

They haven't got enough material for their own solo shows and nobody else will work with them, so Christian Talbot and Rosie Holt will be performing stand-up, sketches and music while barely concealing their mutual contempt for each other... 

Lily Lovett Lovett Lovett, I'm Lovin' It Like That

Lily Lovett Lovett Lovett, I'm Lovin' It Like That

Inbetweeners star Lily Lovett brings you celebrity impressions and sketches with music and audience interaction to create her fast-paced, high-energy, hilarious debut show! Come and help Kim K choose which nudes to send Kanye; Cheryl's looking for a new PA, want to have an interview with our Chez for the role? Lily has been in numerous TV shows and films including The Inbetweeners, Harry Potter, Silent Witness and Cuffs... 

Bristol Revunions: Glass

Bristol Revunions: Glass

Bristol Revunions are a surreal, playful, energetic bunch of sketch comedians that have put together a brand-new show for you, full of original funny material. Back for the ninth year in a row this 'fantastically talented' (Epigram... 

Beach Hunks: Hog Wild

Beach Hunks: Hog Wild

Stronger. Stranger. Hunkier. Sopping-wet sketch boys Beach Hunks return to Edinburgh with a new hour of destructively offbeat comedy. Absurdity, misery and beachwear collide in a show populated with broken characters and frothing with big dumb fun... 

A Drinking Game!

A Drinking Game!

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

Nobody Puts Bibby in the Corner

Nobody Puts Bibby in the Corner

A one-man variety show by award-winning comedian Dave Bibby. Sketches, improv, storytelling and sick rhymes (you heard!). Expect fast-paced spontaneity, silliness and a conveyor belt of comedy characters in this debut hour... 

Boys & Girls

Boys & Girls

'Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it' (George Carlin). Original sketch comedy about the different relationships between boys and girls... 'Genuinely ingenious and very funny' (AYoungerTheatre... 

Normal Boy Presents: Normal Boy

Normal Boy Presents: Normal Boy

‘Hysterical… Terrifyingly brilliant commitment to everything’ (TheEdgeSUSU.co.uk as part of Southampton Comedy Society). Normal Boy are delighted to bring you a perfectly regular hour of sketch comedy! See some normal boys' absolutely ordinary take on everything: missing brioche, R’n’B, why Mum won't write to us anymore... 

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Imaginative, imbalanced and imbecilic sketch duo Dirty White Boys are proud to present a brand-new show for 2017! The boys bring their trademark fast-paced idiocy to a whole new selection box of skits... 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List)... 

Imaginary Radio

Imaginary Radio

Imaginary Radio is a devilishly satirical comedy, taking a darker look at American pop culture using music, sketch and beatboxing. Hosted by American comedian Drennon Davis, featuring rotating guests Jim Hickox, Nick Stargu, Zack Sherwin, Nick Vatterott and more! ****(Fest)... 

We Are Not Afraid

We Are Not Afraid

These 'improvising geniuses' (FunnyWomen.com) guarantee a kaleidoscopic adventure of surreal proportions. 'Sensual, spiritual, baffling, staggering... hilariously unpredictable' ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Alex Morris – Apologies

Alex Morris – Apologies

Original, notable and deplorable characters take to the stage to apologise directly to you for their wrongdoings. From D-list thespian actors to shamed NBA stars, Apologies gives each of them a chance to say their piece – and attempt to salvage any remaining dignity... 

Sagar Mega Drive

Sagar Mega Drive

Sagar Mega Drive is Fiona Sagar's return to Edinburgh following her 2016 Funny Women Award nominated show Entitled. Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multi-player with this fresh character based show with this 'talented impressionist' **** (FringeBiscuit... 

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies in an Hour

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies in an Hour

All the movies in the Marvel cinematic universe in one hour. Comic book nerds The Just Us League (comedians Gary Tro and Javier Jarquin) present MARVELus, a show that squeezes almost a decade of movies into one action packed hour of comedy... 

Laugh, Why Don’t You? A Sketch Show by Fish Pie!

Laugh, Why Don’t You? A Sketch Show by Fish Pie!

Offbeat sketchlings Fish Pie! permit you to disregard political satire, a cappella groups and men noticing things then pausing for laughter in favour of compulsory mirth. Fresh from sell-out success in Cambridge, Fish Pie! bring their uniquely good-natured and up-to-the-minute absurdity to Edinburgh... 

Present and Correct

Present and Correct

Present and Correct are back once again for another hilarious run at the Edinburgh Fringe! We return with an all-new show packed full of this year’s latest and greatest sketches which are guaranteed to keep you laughing! We all know it wouldn’t be the Fringe without our side-splittingly funny performance to start your morning right, so head on down to Vic St Coffee Co. 

Two Plus Ones: Huge Night In

Two Plus Ones: Huge Night In

Raucous, fraternal comedy from award-winning sketch trio. After their cult hit debut show Mothers stirred up a media breeze at Edinburgh last year, they’re back with their totally unique brew of tight writing, banging tunes and sixth-form soul-searching... 

Present and Correct

Present and Correct

Present and Correct are back once again for another hilarious run at the Edinburgh Fringe! We return with an all-new show packed full of this year’s latest and greatest sketches which are guaranteed to keep you laughing! We all know it wouldn’t be the Fringe without our side-splittingly funny performance to start your morning right, so head on down to Vic St Coffee Co. 

Margarita Dreams

Margarita Dreams

Dave is on the beach, in Mexico, drinking margaritas. He drifts off... into a whirl of absurdities. Cross-dressing, phone-induced paranoia, a four-way divorce, a spirit-reading summoning a flasher, String Theory explained, the modern technology-addled brain (with robotic legs), a very strange romance, disappointed parents – and finally, a riot at the Shy People's Encounter Group, ending harmoniously in disco therapy... 

Maddy Anholt – Herselves

Maddy Anholt – Herselves

Character comedian Maddy Anholt returns following five-star sell-outs at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Soho Theatre with a brand spanking new and hilarious hour that delves into her surreal and sparkly world of outlandish characters... 

Douglas Walker: Zuschauer

Douglas Walker: Zuschauer

Can the audience change a show just by watching it? Douglas invites you to find out, by watching his latest concatenation of mind-searing comic absurdities. Then watching it again, but differently... 

Josh Glanc: Manfül

Josh Glanc: Manfül

Winner: Best Comedy Perth Fringe World 2017. Winner: Best Comedy Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award 2017. Fresh from a sell-out season at Melbourne Comedy Festival, do not miss Glanc's completely exhilarating, unique and 'superb character comedy' (TheAustraliaTimes... 

The Death Hilarious: The Scum Always Rises

The Death Hilarious: The Scum Always Rises

Bible-black Welsh comedy duo do sketches. They're not a cult. They inhabit irregular folk: Creole exorcists, apelike weirdos, a homemade sex robot. But they're not a cult. Forget what you've heard on the news... 

Great British Mysteries?

Great British Mysteries?

Do you like mysteries? Are you the sort of person who says: ‘I wonder what that was?’. Then this is the show for you. Join Olive Bacon (Supernaturalist) and Dr Teddy Tyrell (Scorpio), in this live mockumentary adventure investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds... 

Thünderbards: 4nd

Thünderbards: 4nd

Critically acclaimed sketch duo Thünderbards return to Edinburgh with their 4nd hour of gag laden comedy, filled with their trademark off-beat jokes, fast paced sketches and overwhelming politeness... 

Salt Water: A Comedy Show

Salt Water: A Comedy Show

Bracing maritime sketch show from Eggbox Comedy. The docklands. A land with one soggy foot in the sea. Enter a parallel world of salt spray and foaming ales, dockhands and smugglers... 

Next Best Thing: How to Be Good at Everything

Next Best Thing: How to Be Good at Everything

Being a millennial in the modern world is hard. But best friends Jay and Katie have all the answers. Luckily, they're willing to share their wisdom with you. Over a riotous hour of absurd, grotesque and boldly original sketch comedy, these two idiots will make you good at everything... 

Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest living comic of every generation. I’ve written a heart-warming, pole-stiffening watermelon of a show. I'm delightful and inspiring, like a hill-top wizard battling a sadness dragon... 

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... 

Daniel Nils Roberts: The Causeway

Daniel Nils Roberts: The Causeway

The year is 991 and the Vikings are coming. Punctured Dark Ages epic from a star of Austentatious and Racing Minds. A misjudged hour of lecture and iffy reconstruction circling the obscure 10th century Battle of Maldon (curveball), as one of the UKs hottest new character comics barrels into his fiercely-anticipated second show with wild-eyed abandon... 

Tom Skelton: Blind Man's Bluff

Tom Skelton: Blind Man's Bluff

Join visionary character comedy maverick Tom Skelton on a wild gallop through the history of blindness and his own sight loss. The most famous VIPs (Visually Impaired People), from Samson to Stevie Wonder, tell their tales in this blindingly riotous one-man romp... 

Notflix

Notflix

Six hilarious young women. Improvising an entire musical. Based off of an audience suggestion. What could possibly go wrong? Well, nothing actually. WFTCimprov group bring Notflix to the Brighton Fringe... 

(Non) Violent Communication

(Non) Violent Communication

How funny is Non Violent Communication? Apparently, NVC is a way of talking which involves getting your needs met, as well as the needs of others. When Susan Earl’s marriage broke up she gave it a go and it only led to public crying in the aisles of Waitrose... 

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"... 

Kids with Beards: Fandango!

Kids with Beards: Fandango!

Fandango, the Kids with Beards allege, means party. I don't think it does actually, it's a type of dance, nonetheless their show certainly is a pretty good party. It's a fast paced sketch show performed by six confident, well timed, engaging performers... 

Amusings

Amusings

“Every once in a while you come across a couple of guys who are just so goddam funny, so goddarn crazy and so godforsakenly good that you gotta just sit up and sign ’em. This is what these guys, Goodwin, are... 

Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto

Casual Violence: The Grot In The Grotto

Triple award-winning sketch villains and stars of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’ return to Brighton with a ghoulish new nightmare blend of sketch comedy, live music and pure evil... 

The Jest

The Jest

Sketch comedy in the year 2017. Come on guys, let’s be honest... it’s dead, isn’t it? Well don’t worry, because comedy quintet The Jest is back with an hour of sharp and witty sketches to show Brighton Fringe that yeah, you’re probably right... 

Kitten Killers: Stallions

Kitten Killers: Stallions

Kitten Killers is a funny, sweaty, messy, political and absurd sketch trio who combine the silly and dirty with the surreal. Fresh from their run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Show nominees are bringing their critically acclaimed show ‘Stallions’ to Brighton... 

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Nominated for Funny Women’s Best Show Award, Revan and Fennell’s Fan Club is a lively, goofy and above all entertaining sketch show, starring double act Rosie Revan and Alice Fennell... 

Couples+Pairs

Couples+Pairs

Each performance of Blue Heart Theatre’s relationship based plays features five short dramas where the company chooses the first three and the audience the last two. The four-piece cast’s capacity to perform any one of these plays from the pick of a hat is impressive, although the promised interactive audience participation is an anti climax: two audience members quietly rummage in the hat and choose the last two plays - if the choice is going to be part of the performance, let the whole audience be part of the process... 

Goodbear: WIP

Goodbear: WIP

5-star sketch comedy duo Goodbear are back, with a show that'll leave you questioning everything you've ever known. Probably. Accompanied by an original score and produced by award-winning company DugOut Theatre, Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment take us through a day in the life of hilarious and extraordinary characters from across the globe... 

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilt Milk Presents...

Spilling, dripping and leaking comedy from every angle, come and join Spilt Milk, a brand-new sketch group, for their exciting show, packed with original new comedy writing. Formed at Soho Young Company, this comedy collective writes and performs in different combinations to create an eclectic mix of witty sketches... 

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Imaginative, imbalanced and imbecilic sketch duo, Dirty White Boys, are back in Brighton for their 3rd year running; presenting a brand new show for 2017! The **** pairing bring their trademark fast-paced idiocy to a whole new selection-box of skits... 

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org

The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org

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

Give Two Ships

Give Two Ships

Ships! a.k.a. Michelle and Cathy bring you their debut show, 'Give Two Ships'. This is a show. A sketch show, to be precise. And it might make you laugh. Hopefully intentionally. Probably intentionally... 

Sagar Mega Drive

Sagar Mega Drive

Fiona Sagar, (The Groundlings, Funny Women Best show nominee, Edinburgh 2016), debuts at Brighton Fringe with characters from her 2016 Edinburgh show 'Entitled' along with brand new characters... 

Pelican

Pelican

'Pelican' is a whirlwind hour of narrative comedy that’s “wildly funny” (BroadwayBaby) and “thrives off ingenuity and playfulness” (EdFringeReview). Written and performed by Gaulier-trained ex-Footlights Sam, Jordan and Guy, Pelican uses sketch, clown and physical theatre to create a joyful world with an "infectious energy" (TCS)... 

Funny Women Awards: Brighton Heats

Funny Women Awards: Brighton Heats

'The Funny Women Awards' are back at Brighton Fringe! 'The Funny Women Awards' has left a massive impression on the UK comedy map, with previous winners and finalists including Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, and Zoe Lyons... 

A Taste of Planet Caramel

A Taste of Planet Caramel

Free caramel wafer for every audience member! A monolithic sketch comedy trio, formed when three kinds of caramel (David, Richard and Alex) collided at speed. Held together by the gravity of fast-paced sketches, death-defying stunts and the natural clinginess of hot sugar, they orbit a meringue... 

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock is a character-based sketch comedy foursome “yin-yanged to perfection”(The Mumble). Sketches are interwoven with a rich tapestry of music, dance, mime and song in order to tell tales of irreverence and irregularity... 

LoveHard: Murdered By Murder

LoveHard: Murdered By Murder

1934. Devon. Six old friends. Exposition. A small get-together at the household of Lord and Lady Titan, Drenchblood Heights. Reason: A Murder Mystery Party. It promises to be the night of their lives... 

Out and About in Brighton and Beyond

Out and About in Brighton and Beyond

Comedy sketch show featuring contemporary characters in Brighton and beyond. Returning to Brighton Fringe, Valerie Dent and Tim Burness revisit a range of colourful personalities and introduce some new faces... 

BSMS Medic Revue

BSMS Medic Revue

We're back! The Medic Revue returns for its 11th year! Written, cast and crewed solely by students at BSMS, the show will take you through an exploration of medicine and the NHS in a way that will leave you laughing for hours! Containing comedy sketches, songs and videos accessible to all, we'll leave you wondering why we didn't pursue comedy instead... 

Siblings

Siblings

Bound by blood and ambition, character comedians and real-life sisters Maddy and Marina Bye set sail on another adventure. Following Marina’s graduation from Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Maddy’s graduation from the Parisian theatre and clown school École Philippe Gaulier, their hotly anticipated debut sketch show combines physical comedy and clowning to bring audiences on a trip into the utter absurdity of the all too familiar world... 

Northern Power Blouse

Northern Power Blouse

Join 'Northern Power Blouse' for a sketch show full of heart, songs and massive, massive shoulder pads. Between them, Cassie Atkinson, Kat Butterfield and Charlotte Pearson have written for Radio 4, Russ Abbott, been finalists for BAFTA and the Funny Women writing awards and have popped up on E4 and ITV... 

How to be Good at Everything

How to be Good at Everything

Do you lack basic skills? Do you want to be good at everything? Then you should watch 'How to be Good at Everything'. Expertly hosted by knowledgeologist, Katie Davison, and Jay Bennett, her friend, you will learn how to be good at everything*... 

Princes of Main

Princes of Main

Award-nuzzling millennial sketchboys Princes of Main present a new show for 2017. Join these three beautiful nightmares as they test-drive an hour of brand-new sketches for your amusement... 

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Zach & Viggo: Dream Team

Winner: Best Comedy Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016. Winner: Critics Choice Award, Brighton Fringe, 2016. After a successful tour across Europe, Australia and the US, Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo return to Brighton for the premiere of their brand-new show, ‘Dream Team’! Directed by Jonny Woolley... 

The Frow Show

The Frow Show

After 3 sell-out runs in its native town of Forest Row in East Sussex, The Frow Show comes down the M23 to take the Brighton Fringe. A highly experienced mix of talent in the cast reflect the quirky and dynamic feel of this eccentric English village through a slick blend of well-observed sketches breathing life into brilliant characters and musical numbers that use real musicians... 

Maisie Adam: Living On The Edge - LIVE

Maisie Adam: Living On The Edge - LIVE

'Living On The Edge - LIVE' is the new one-woman stand-up comedy show from Maisie Adam, "one of the UK's most exciting up-and-coming young comedians" (Ditto Theatre). The show's eclectic mix of anecdotal and observational material is both relatable and laughable... 

Bad Master

Bad Master

Muriel Comedy, creators of viral videos 'If Tube Lines Were People' and 'The Great British Political Bakeoff' bring you their offbeat brand of peculiar characters, political satire and pop culture parody in the world premiere of 'Bad Master... 

Dead Puppet Society

Dead Puppet Society

The award-winning team that brought you 'A Puppet Named Desire' and 'Puppetgeist' return with mayhem, masks, and sock monsters. Witty, weird, Wordsworth? "Beguilingly bizarre" (The Stage), "Seriously funny" ***** (Broadway Baby). 

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... 

Witt 'n' Camp

Witt 'n' Camp

'Witt ‘n’ Camp' brings to Brighton sixty minutes of mad vocals, dancing, joy, seduction, escapology, partial nudity and wish fulfilment. The show blends theatre, cabaret and musical comedy into one mad fun fest... 

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... 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Do Shakespeare

Earth's funniest footwear return with their hit show of songs, sketches, socks and violence, taking on The Bard himself. Howl at their Hamlet, roar at their Romeo and Juliet, and peer into their Coriolanus... 

Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Next to Normal spin words, music, vocals and their sweet, sweet moves into sketch forms every damn day (after their day jobs). Now they’re bringing it all to Brighton Fringe. You like Opera? You’re in (G)luck... 

Bryony Twydle: Twaddle

Bryony Twydle: Twaddle

Bryony Twydle (New Comedian of the Year 2016 semi-finalist, Funny Women 2015 semi-finalist, BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’, one fifth of award-winning sketch group The Jest) brings her debut solo show to Brighton... 

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Winner: Rising Star, The Media Eye, 2016. After a four-month run across the Australian festival circuit, award-winning, LA-based comedian Zach Zucker premieres his debut solo show ‘Human Person’ at Brighton Fringe! Directed by Jonny Woolley... 

Jon & Nath Like To Party

Jon & Nath Like To Party

Brand new sketch comedy show from Sketchfest 2016 Finalists and best friends who can't stand each other, Jon & Nath. Mischievous writing, slick impressions, very real slapstick and the hottest Jehovah's Witness act in town explode in a relentless assortment of instant classics... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah-ish

Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah-ish

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Ireland's top comedy trio. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2009-2016. Over ten million hits on YouTube... 

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... 

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Makes Everything Better

WMD Comedy is a three man sketch troupe with an online following for making strange and wonderful content. In their brand new live show, you can find out about the conception of the Soviet flag, what to do when your friend won't give up his moustache, and how to escape a maze with a deranged maze-man and an idiot... 

Default Friends

Default Friends

Brother and sister duo Jack and Anna Harris bring us a stand-up comedy show using sketches inspired by their life as siblings. Starting with Anna introducing their “interactive community notice board”, her ditsy character from the local Sainsbury’s was wonderfully recognisable and was used to transition between sketches with much comedic effect... 

Hoo-Haa

Hoo-Haa

Two very different award-winning comedians join forces to bring you a magnificent hour of 'Hoo-Haa'! David Jordan and Ingrid Dahle invite you to experience the pinnacle of entertainment all delivered with wonderfully flashy performance skills... 

Fish Finger Fridays

Fish Finger Fridays

Big and tall sketch mates Fish Finger Fridays bring their stripped back sketches and casual musings to Brighton Fringe. Join best buds Anna, Ollie and Rajiv for an hour of irreverent, satirical and offbeat sketch comedy... 

What's Love Got To Do With It?

What's Love Got To Do With It?

From National Bulgarian TV to the London stage, we present a musical sketch comedy show taking a unique look at the lives of people who are either in or starting relationships, often with an unexpected twist... 

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 Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond

The Intimate Strangers: Mister Bond

Hit dark sketch comedy show featuring a host of weird and wonderful characters, culminating in a big James Bond finale. Material heard on BBC Radio 4. "A thing of beauty, smart, funny and original" **** (Remotegoat), **** (Edfringe Review), **** (ThreeWeeks). 

BEASTS Present Mr Brighton 2017

BEASTS Present Mr Brighton 2017

Fresh from a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Beasts bring their critically acclaimed comedy extravaganza to Brighton. Brace yourselves for an epic battle of intelligence, talent, guile and brawn, where the road to glory is paved with broken friendships and shredded dignity... 

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web’s freshest sketch comedy act revitalised on stage. Joseph & Stacy are the proud recipients of numerous awards (including a 'joining in' Cubs badge and a 20m front crawl certificate) but are hanging up their natural talents to fulfil their fathers’ failed dreams of reaching the comedy big time... 

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... 

Gemma Arrowsmith: EARTHLING

Gemma Arrowsmith: EARTHLING

In 1977 NASA launched Voyagers 1 and 2 to explore the outer solar system. After their mission was complete, these spacecraft continued into deep space carrying golden phonograph records which contained sounds and images from Earth... 

Sam and Ben: Shnozzleballers!

Sam and Ben: Shnozzleballers!

Sam and Ben fled a supernatural wizard realm 700 years ago after being challenged to a deadly game of Shnozzleball, which they were too chicken to accept. Now their magical past is catching up to them... 

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... 

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... 

BEASTS Present Mr Edinburgh 2016

BEASTS Present Mr Edinburgh 2016

Sketch troupe BEASTS are not here to perform sketches. No, they have a grander aim this year — a higher purpose, if you will. For they are the hosts of the inaugural Mr Edinburgh competition, which aims to find the manliest man/woman/child and crown them champion of champions... 

Komischer

Komischer

Is Komischer, starring Doug Walker, of Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised fame, too clever for it’s own good?This one-man sketch show, with a yoghurt-based theme running through the middle of it, is an extremely refined, high-concept show that stands on its sheer variety and its high-brow ideas, suspended between the sketch format and something a little more experimental... 

A Sketchy History

A Sketchy History

Huddled underground in a nuclear bunker, Three Men in a Boot attempt to recreate history as best they can whilst staving off hunger (and potentially another Ice Age). It’s a nice, open premise which allows plenty of leeway to play with historical inaccuracies in this well-paced and gently humourous hour of sketch comedy... 

Big Thumb

Big Thumb

Knowing Smirk return to the Fringe, where BroadwayBaby.com assured us that ‘laughter and a warm mirth resonates in the room’. A fast-moving comedy improv and sketch show where nothing is sacred – not even the vegetables! So bring your big thumb and buckle up! @knowing_smirk 

Goodbear

Goodbear

Strong acting, impressive tech and a relaxed conceit tie together the disparate elements of this show and imbue it with a very different vibe to the majority of the sketch shows you will see this month... 

Mixed Doubles: Fundraiser

Mixed Doubles: Fundraiser

Quartet, Mixed Doubles, have brought a comedy sketch show to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, framed with four peculiar characters from the peaceful UKIP-voting Middle England village of Little Comberton, who are attempting to raise money within a fundraiser for a new village pavilion... 

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (Of Sorts)

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (Of Sorts)

Mavericks: A Sketch Show (of Sorts) is the product of talented comedy duo and Cambridge Footlights members Ruby Keane and Luisa Callander. In their show, which consists of their rather unique brand of absurdist comedy, they perform a mixed bag of sketches, interspersed with their own peculiar banter, to varying degrees of success... 

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock

A varied sketch comedy, Laughing Stock lives up to its name, parading numerous situations of self-deprecation before us providing much hilarity. It is a four-handed troupe of exceptionally talented comic-actors... 

You'll Never Get This Time Back

You'll Never Get This Time Back

You'll Never Get This Time Back is a zany, absurd and irreverent hour of fun that casts a comic eye over the darker regions of the human soul. Brought to you by Sussex Comedy Society, the show features a mixture of scripted sketches, improvisation and musical comedy... 

Bog Polanco

Bog Polanco

Poetry about art, love and Asia, then likeable and funny characters spill monologues on their life. All with a charming piano soundtrack. bogpolanco.tumblr.com  

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Grab your hottest Fringe tickets, to be entertained by tomorrow's comedy stars who showcase in this prestigious final. Vote for your favourites alongside international comedy cognoscenti while watching 2016's top ten finalists battle it out for the glory, fame and shiny moose trophy, emulating previous winners Tony Law, Marcel Lucont, Celia Pacquola, Richard Gadd and Jess Robinson... 

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... 

Princes of Main: Cool

Princes of Main: Cool

Princes of Main return with another sketch show chock-a-block with odd characters, witty one liners and silliness. It’s all tied together on the vague theme of how to be cool and when I say vague I mean almost nonexistent... 

Call of Dudey

Call of Dudey

Fringe newcomers, Dude Looks Like A Lady, bring their award-winning sketch show to Edinburgh with heaps of enthusiasm, a fluctuating quality of comedy and an abundance of false (and sometimes malfunctioning) moustaches... 

Aunty Donna: New Show

Aunty Donna: New Show

This Australian trio packs a punch as they whirl through an hour of weird, wacky and utterly hilarious sketch comedy like nothing else you will see at the Fringe.Now established Edinburgh regulars, Aunty Donna is the comedy creation of Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane... 

Britney

Britney

Witty, lively and often heartwarming, Britney is a hilarious and hugely watchable production. The show intersperses narration and sketch-like scenes as it tells the true story of two friends, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson, as they react and come to terms with Charly being diagnosed with a brain tumour... 

LoveHard: The House on the Hill

LoveHard: The House on the Hill

Perhaps one of the most entertaining shows I have seen on the Free Fringe, Lovehard consists of comedians Jacob Lovick and Tyler Harding (see what they did there?), who in what is amazingly their first full length Edinburgh show deliver an outrageous horror-comedy... 

Hammerton Community High Class of '75

Hammerton Community High Class of '75

1975. A school in West Yorkshire. It’s the last assembly of the year and the staff body are trying to prepare their students for adulthood. Whimsical, eccentric, yet unsettling and dark – a must see alternative comedy from the University of Manchester. 

The Todd and Molly Show: Welcome to LA LA Land

The Todd and Molly Show: Welcome to LA LA Land

Join your guides, Todd and Molly, as they take you on a bespoke tour of Los Angeles, their City of Angels, or as they call it: LA LA Land. Please have your passport open to the picture page and your boarding card in hand. 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2016: Lagoon

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2016: Lagoon

The Cambridge Footlights have such a reputation that their name is practically synonymous with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Founded in 1883, the group has been the launching pad for countless comedy greats, from the Pythons to Mitchell and Webb, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, and many, many others... 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Shakespeare

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Shakespeare

Possibly the most ridiculous show at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets are in their ninth year and were greeted with a sell-out audience. Most of the crowd were returning fans, making the show feel a bit like being initiated into some sort of cult... 

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

This hilarious comedy sketch follows comic-actor duo Curly (Paul F Taylor) and Short (Rebecca Shorrocks) through a night of trying to prove they can act– Curly’s laminated CV is even scattered across the seats to help prove his point... 

Kids With Beards: The Curse of the Secret Ham

Kids With Beards: The Curse of the Secret Ham

The Brighton-based beardy babes are back, baby. We've brought with us an hour of surreal, fast-paced sketch comedy ridiculousness for your delectation, so tuck in. It's not a kids show, though... 

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack

The Bear Pack is Steen Raskopoulos (BBC's Top Coppers, Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee) and Carlo Ritchie (The Checkout). Their show is 60 minutes of improvised storytelling... 

The Invention of Acting

The Invention of Acting

Sheep Soup in association with Nottingham’s BAFTA award-winning Television Workshop is back with a brand new sketch show. Three humans discover The Invention of Acting, and the possibilities are endless... 

Daniel Nils Roberts: Honey

Daniel Nils Roberts: Honey

Life from a bear’s point of view is as strange and wonderful as you would expect it to be. Daniel Nils Roberts ursine-themed Honey mixes character comedy and multimedia in a very clever, very confident Edinburgh Fringe solo debut... 

The Funny Brothers

The Funny Brothers

A ‘garden variety’ *** (Easingwold Advertiser) show with plenty of variety, and not much garden. Unlike anything ever before, the Funny Brothers are bringing you all the different types of funny and some new ones, taking inspiration from Morecambe and Wise, French and Saunders, and even Dick and Dom... 

May Contain Nuts

May Contain Nuts

BroadwayBaby.com said of last year’s breakthrough sketch show, 'I am astounded by the quality of their work. Pure laughs from start to finish, this fantastic foursome deserve a full house each and every night... 

The Curious Case of the Doc on the Night Shift

The Curious Case of the Doc on the Night Shift

Hospitals can be surreal places at night. Well, especially after eleven consecutive night shifts and very little sleep in between. From their sell-out run at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, let the award-winning UCL medical students take you on a journey through an unusually eccentric hospital to find out what truly makes our National Health Service tick... 

May Contain Nuts

May Contain Nuts

BroadwayBaby.com said of last year’s breakthrough sketch show, 'I am astounded by the quality of their work. Pure laughs from start to finish, this fantastic foursome deserve a full house each and every night... 

Simon Lukacs Shows His Range

Simon Lukacs Shows His Range

Upstairs Downton and Petting Zoo (‘Improv supergroup’ TimeOut) star creates a staggering array of characters using his mouth, brain, hands and body. Why are there no erotic thrillers set in the world of snooker? What would Star Wars be like if written by Alan Bennett? Where's my mango? Simon Lukacs answers these questions and more, even if you haven't asked them... 

This Glorious Monster: Wrong 'Uns

This Glorious Monster: Wrong 'Uns

Wrong ‘Uns is aptly titled because there is plenty of them packed into this hour of sketch comedy. The easily offended beware, this probably isn’t for you.This show is a mixed bag and fails to rise above the average level set for sketch comedy, but it's certainly entertaining viewing... 

Radio Active

Radio Active

Radio Active is an 80s Radio 4 satirical sketch show, born from the Oxford Revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It ran for seven series and was hugely popular. Episodes were geared towards sending up celebrity and the media more than politicians, with the show not to taking itself too seriously... 

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

Fun for parents and children alike, The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare is a brilliant introduction to Shakespeare: the man and his plays. Cleverly structured around the ‘seven ages of man’ from As You Like It, it entertainingly informs the audience about Shakespeare’s own life, in a dynamic and varied way that is reminiscent of BBC’s Horrible Histories... 

23, Please: The Sketch Show That Never Was

23, Please: The Sketch Show That Never Was

With a Cambridge Footlights endorsement on their flyer, this is a group already promising great things to an expectant audience. Quick changes and quicker one-liners abound, and whilst there are a few rough edges still to shape up, this is a very enjoyable evening of comic sketch fun... 

Norris & Parker: See You at the Gallows

Norris & Parker: See You at the Gallows

Dark humour isn’t in short supply this Fringe - in case you hadn’t noticed, celebrity and political news of late has had a tangible effect on performers. That’s what happens when you find topical comedy in 2016, we’re all learning... 

Yeti's – Demon Dive Bar

Yeti's – Demon Dive Bar

There’s a warm and weird welcome upon arrival at Yeti’s - Demon Dive Bar. Popcorn flies, hands are stamped and the two hosts climb around the audience, ensuring everyone is immediately immersed in the distinctly oddball scene... 

Steen Raskopoulos – You Know the Drill

Steen Raskopoulos – You Know the Drill

While acknowledging his immense talent, some reviewers have accused Steen Raskopoulos of going through the motions, trotting out the same tired routines he's been spinning for years... 

All in the Timing

All in the Timing

Often, first-time Festival goers arriving in Edinburgh can be paralysed by choice as a result of the sheer volume of shows on offer. However, once you have collected your ticket and taken your seat you would expect the decision making process to be complete... 

Max & Ivan: Our Story

Max & Ivan: Our Story

Max & Ivan are celebrating the anniversary of when they met – and having in recent years become a staple of the Fringe, it’s easy to understand why. Their brand of slick sketch comedy is an unmissable part of the festival for the comedy aficionado (though if you’re a comedy aficionado, you probably already knew that)... 

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool

Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool

Comedy twosome Freya Parker and Celeste Dring are back with more off-the-wall sketches and impeccably observed characters.Crazy Sexy Fool feels like playtime on speed. Indeed the show opens with Parker and Dring in enormous furry bear heads snorting a pound of white powder – coke “generously provided by the Arts council”, Parker informs us... 

The Improverts

The Improverts

The Improverts are a group of five students from the University of Edinburgh who bring hard-hitting, lightning-quick comedy to the stage. They are first-rate improvisers. You would be cheating yourself if you were to call them “mere University comedy... 

Giants

Giants

Like every year, there are an awful lot of young white men who’ve arrived at this year’s Fringe, sketch show in tow. Will Hislop and Barney Fishwick — the duo behind Giants — are fully aware of this, sheepishly acknowledging the genre-wide homogeneity during their opening skit... 

Larknado!

Larknado!

Brought to you as part of freefestival.co.uk – Shawcross and Barnes present Larknado! The show that brings you stand-up and sketches from the most Neil and Dan-like comedians you'll see at 48 Below... 

Farewell Tim

Farewell Tim

What is it that makes Tim so different from you and I? Apart from being dead, nothing really. And apart from having his life celebrated in an hour of sketches? Whatever, we've all been there... 

Homeopathy and Other Jokes

Homeopathy and Other Jokes

After five years of sell-out shows, the worryingly funny doctors of tomorrow are back for their 17th year at the Fringe! Catch this fast-paced sketch show before the Right Honourable Mister Hunt forces us to flee to Australia... 

Ofgagged

Ofgagged

Sketch Club 7 (six schoolboys and a blow-up doll) return to the Fringe after a triumph last year (‘terrifyingly brilliant’ BroadwayBaby.com). Yet this year something is wrong, there’s been political incorrectness in the group and Ofgag, the comedy regulator, must inspect the show... 

Sisters

Sisters

Fresh from the final of the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch-Off 2016, performers, sisters, and dare we say it, friends – Christy White-Spunner and Mark Jones bring their highly anticipated debut hour of sketch comedy to this year’s Fringe... 

Best of UCLU Comedy Club

Best of UCLU Comedy Club

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

I Am Wario

I Am Wario

Brand new sketch comedy from Matt Winning, ‘an attractively impish spirit’ (Guardian), and Stuart Laws, ‘chronically funny stand up’ (Time Out), plus third person yet to be cast (‘patient and willing’ – casting advert)... 

Safe Places and How to Ruin Them

Safe Places and How to Ruin Them

Follow Terry's unsupportive support group as they cope with bizarre addictions: monologuing, interpretive dance, wordplay, the internet, puns and more! The Idle Playthings return to the Fringe with a bright, hilarious sketch show of new writing after the success of their 2014 debut show Ctrl-Alt-Sketch. 

Clare Plested: Flock Up

Clare Plested: Flock Up

Flock Up: def. (collective noun) people who make a tit of themselves. Join Clare Plested in the hide as she observes five flock ups in their natural habitat. Binoculars provided, egg stealers will be prosecuted, twitchers welcome... 

It's Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes)

It's Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes)

Following last year’s five-star smash-hit Some Like It Thea-Skot, ‘comic monster’ (Chortle.co.uk) Alison Thea-Skot is back with another hour of chaotic character comedy. Electric, joyful mayhem that makes you the star (provided you don't outshine Thea-Skot, in the event of which you will be asked to leave)... 

Horace: We Are Family

Horace: We Are Family

Brother and sister Jack (Durham Revue, So You Think You're Funny? semi-finalist) and Anna Harris (Bristol Revunions, Fish Finger Fridays) find themselves at another bizarre family wedding... 

Me, Myself and ISIS – Free

Me, Myself and ISIS – Free

American cop Frank Law lost his partner two days before retirement. British sketch group Banana Collective lost the plot two days before Edinburgh. But what connects the homoerotic adventures of a 1980s detective with the mental breakdown of bunch of pretentious wannabes? ISIS... 

A Taste of Planet Caramel

A Taste of Planet Caramel

Promises Planet Caramel make to you: 1. Free Tunnock's Caramel Wafer for every audience member, and 2. A sketch show. ‘Becoming a staple ingredient of the Edinburgh comedy scene’ (Skinny)... 

Fish Finger Fridays: A Sketch Show

Fish Finger Fridays: A Sketch Show

Big and tall sketch friends Fish Finger Fridays bring their anticipated debut to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join Ollie Jones-Evans, Anna Harris and Rajiv Karia for an hour of irreverent, satirical and offbeat sketches... 

Beach Hunks: Very Handsome

Beach Hunks: Very Handsome

Raucous melancholy! Human failure! A whole bunch of jokes! Strong and kind sketch group Beach Hunks are proud to present their debut hour of crushingly absurd comedy. Watch as these chiselled musclemen ask the age-old question: is there more to life than being very handsome? (The answer is no)... 

Jacob Hatton: Dreams of FitzRoy and Londis

Jacob Hatton: Dreams of FitzRoy and Londis

Attention all shipping. Viking. Humber. Dogger. Narnia. Sex. Puss in Boots. Angry Birds. Eight rising nine. Good. Join Jacob, the (amateur) rock star weatherman in his struggle between fantasy and reality... 

The Funny Brothers

The Funny Brothers

A ‘garden variety’ *** (Easingwold Advertiser) show with plenty of variety, and not much garden. Unlike anything ever before, the Funny Brothers are bringing you all the different types of funny and some new ones, taking inspiration from Morecambe and Wise, French and Saunders, and even Dick and Dom... 

Pete Inskip's Return to the UK

Pete Inskip's Return to the UK

After being raised abroad, Pete Inskip has returned from the New World to his birthplace, London, in search of his true identity and ready to ask some important questions: Why is everyone at the pub? What's with all the security cameras? Is the Queen a reptilian overlord? Many questions will be answered and some left to Pete’s twisted imagination as he tries to determine what it really means to be British... 

Matchbox Theatre

Matchbox Theatre

Welcome to Matchbox Theatre! Would you please take a moment to check that all mobile phones and other electronic devices are switched on? Your calls are important to us! Photography is permitted throughout... 

Not Quite Write

Not Quite Write

We always strive for those eureka moments, the top 1% of ideas, but what about the other 99%? Rubbish right? Wrong. Not Quite Write prides itself on the 99%. All that glistens isn't gold, but it’s sure worth trying to make a cheap joke out of... 

The Edinburgh Revue's Tenth Birthday Bash

The Edinburgh Revue's Tenth Birthday Bash

The Edinburgh Revue are 10 years old this year! Now we're officially in double digits, come join us for an hour of high energy sketches and possibly some birthday cake. 'Ones to watch' **** (ThreeWeeks). 

The Leeds Tealights: Tension

The Leeds Tealights: Tension

Winners of the 2015 Derek award for Best Sketch Show, the Tealights return with Tension. Combining unpredictability, absurdity and unparalleled timing for a dazzling hour of sketch comedy... 

Tyrannosaurus Sketch

Tyrannosaurus Sketch

The country’s only student-run theatre presents an hour of sketch comedy in the form of Tyrannosaurus Sketch! Featuring six actors fueled mostly by coffee and the desperate need to procrastinate their degree, and writers with comedy ambitions bigger than Kim Jong Un's nuclear missile programme... 

Siân and Zoë’s Luxury Cruise Through the Horrifying Vacuum of Space

Siân and Zoë’s Luxury Cruise Through the Horrifying Vacuum of Space

Alternative comedy duo Siân and Zoë are taking a ship (theatre) full of lucky cosmonauts on a relaxing mindfulness retreat. There’s just one problem: it’s in the horrifying vacuum of space... 

Drastic Measures

Drastic Measures

Southampton Spotlights are up in arms against the current state of affairs and invite you to join them for a lunchtime foray into sketches, schisms and the end of all things sacred, tumbling downwards towards the start of something far less palatable... 

Rainbow Class

Rainbow Class

'All my kids came to Twiddlesworth, lovely little school it was back then. It's like the United Nations now.' Welcome to Tiddlesworth Primary School! Allow politically dubious dinner lady (sorry, 'lunchtime supervisor') Sheila, 'challenging boy' Ty'Quan, the officious Deputy Head and chronically overworked teacher Miss Marshall to take you on an extraordinary journey... 

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue present a rotating cast of the country's brightest young comedians together with headline acts from the comedy circuit. ‘Tight, intelligent, and extremely funny. Is there anything the Oxford Revues can't do?’ ***** (EdFringeReview... 

St Andrews Revue Presents: Loop

St Andrews Revue Presents: Loop

The St Andrews Revue are back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their brand new sketch comedy spectacular Loop: 50 minutes of mind-blowing comedy that will make you laugh so hard you'll swear it's deja vu... 

Babushka: A Sketch Show

Babushka: A Sketch Show

‘All hits, no misses: the litany of wit that was Babushka’ ***** (TheTab.com). Cavemen. Table football. Birds. What do all of these things have in common? In a word, nothing. In two words, still nothing... 

Fiona Sagar: Entitled

Fiona Sagar: Entitled

'Shift yer arse, yer lazy gett' – Granny's words in 1995 made a lasting impression. Fiona Sagar (fresh from The Groundlings, LA) makes her Edinburgh debut in this solo character-comedy show exploring entitlement in its many forms... 

Isle of Edna: G Street

Isle of Edna: G Street

In an #upandcoming neighbourhood near you – four doors down from the betting shop, nestled between a pop-up patisserie and a pet taxidermy cafe – lies a community centre. Duo, Isle of Edna, invite you to become a resident of gentrified G Street... 

Best Boy

Best Boy

Double act Best Boy present an hour of sketch comedy. Material heard on BBC Radio 4. 'Inspirational flair... a pleasingly macabre dark side' (Chortle.co.uk). 'A cheeky and energetic duo who mix surreal ideas with observational wit' (SketchClub... 

Sketchup 2: The Reawakening

Sketchup 2: The Reawakening

It’s alive! It’s alive! From the makers of Sketchup comes Sketchup 2: The Reawakening! A sketch show that is sure to tickle your comedy tendons into turmoil and tumult! 

The Late Night With Boabby Roaster Show

The Late Night With Boabby Roaster Show

From award-winning character comedians Andrew McBurney (SYTYF finalist 2013) and Jack Kirwan, plus filmmaker Damien Hyde, comes a dark, original and very funny live show. Join broadcasting stalwart Boabby Roaster for his final appearance on his long-running chat show as he reluctantly hands over the reins to the young showbiz whipper-snapper, Jackie Allstar... 

Bristol Revunions: Dolce Vita

Bristol Revunions: Dolce Vita

The Bristol Revunions are back at the Fringe for the eighth year running and they bring you the Dolce Vita. And it turns out it's a sketch comedy show. Join us for original writing, belly laughs and maybe more... 

Me, Me, Me

Me, Me, Me

Life is hard, three comedians insist. But which has it just that little bit worse? A one-upping extravaganza of self-indulgent complaining and unapologetic oversharing. This show is navel-gazing in its purest form... 

Loose Brie Filling My Tin, With Loose Brie, Phil and Martin

Loose Brie Filling My Tin, With Loose Brie, Phil and Martin

From the team that brought you Winfamy, 'bizarre and brilliant' **** (EdFringeReview.com), 'a true pleasure' **** (ThreeWeeks). Phil and Martin have given up their jobs to perform comedy together... 

UCL Graters: Immature Cheddar

UCL Graters: Immature Cheddar

The UCL Graters return to the Fringe with an hour of delicious sketch comedy with a sharp aftertaste. Enter the minds of the finest comedic talent at UCL. From the delightfully dark to the downright absurd via the twisting lane of cutting satire... 

Bristol Revunions: Mustard

Bristol Revunions: Mustard

A brand new, deliciously free sketch show from the Bristol Revunions! For the eighth year in a row the 'so stupid it’s genius' (IntermissionBristol.co.uk) troupe are coming to Edinburgh with a jar full of 'intelligent and exciting' (BroadwayBaby... 

Minky: A Sketch Show

Minky: A Sketch Show

Minky [mijnki] 1. Reminiscent of a semi-aquatic stoat-like carnivore. ‘Hmm, minky.’ 2. A coating of soft downy hair. ‘That minky’s really growing on me.’ 3. The smallest finger on a male human hand... 

Present and Correct

Present and Correct

Present and Correct returns for their fourth year at the Fringe, following a five-star show in 2015! Have you ever wondered what life is like for the stripper inside a cake? Ever wanted an owl that corrects grammatical mistakes? Or wanted to learn to drive on a space-hopper? Maybe you just want to see someone rant about a plastic kettle on Antiques Roadshow... 

Cook and Davies: Do Not Leave This Room

Cook and Davies: Do Not Leave This Room

Winner – Best Comedy, Moors Theatre Awards! Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off finalists! Sketch comedy duo, frequent enemies and occasional friends Cook and Davies find themselves in an empty room with no idea how they got there... 

Wild at Heart – Free

Wild at Heart – Free

Devastatingly original character comedy duo Róisín and Chiara are ‘a pair of improvising geniuses’ and Ones to Watch 2016 (Funny Women). Wild at Heart is ‘unmissable’ ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Dirty White Boys

Dirty White Boys

As yet undiscovered comedians, Chazz Redhead and Jack Robertson love making jokes almost as much as they hate each other. Together they have joined forces to create kick-ass sketch duo Dirty White Boys! From surreal to downright silly, this truly odd couple comically tackle everything from office rivalries to the politest way to eat a baguette... 

Vis a Vis

Vis a Vis

Why can't they make delicious vegetables? Would a slide be better than my stairs? Who invented the zip? When can I take a bath with a dolphin? Why is water so wet? Why can't I have a baby octopus for Christmas? Who decided we had to have five fingers? Vis a Vis is a comedy sketch show that asks the important questions, and waits patiently for the answers. 

Heavy Petting: Bad Laughing

Heavy Petting: Bad Laughing

Middlesbrough's second-tallest sketch group return with sketches, jokes, songs and a big bag of hammers. Shortlisted last year for Hat Trick Comedy's Short and Funnies award, Heavy Petting have written for Vic and Bob, Susan Calman and MC Hammer – that last one is not true... 

Omar & Lee Present: We Are All Idiots

Omar & Lee Present: We Are All Idiots

Witness the inner workings of the idiot as Omar & Lee invite you on an anarchic voyage through their minds, pushing their sanity and friendship to the limits. Watch as they reveal their unique take on our day to day existence in a flurry of chaotic characters, manic sketches and preposterous clowning... 

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Award-winning double act, Revan and Fennell, return to the Fringe after making their critically acclaimed Edinburgh debut last year. 2016 New Act of the Year finalists, 2015 Foster’s Golden Jester finalists and 2013 Best New Sketch Act finalists... 

The Durham Revue: Gigglebox

The Durham Revue: Gigglebox

Come and see the renowned Durham Revue perform their own brand of 'sublime', 'masterful' (ThreeWeeks) sketch comedy, showcasing 60 minutes of student comedy at its finest. Six of the country's funniest students... 

4 Minute Warning

4 Minute Warning

Armageddon is imminent. And no one saw it coming. A sketch show for the end of days, starring speed daters, ghost dinosaurs and cockroaches. The end is nigh! Directed by Lee Griffiths of Late Night Gimp Fight (Chortle Award for Best Character of Sketch Act)... 

Ruby Thomas: Chick

Ruby Thomas: Chick

What do a filthy aristocrat, a gynaecologist, a vlogger, a dominatrix and you have in common? Limescale. And this show. ‘Extracting laughs one moment, gasps the next’ (Exeunt Magazine)... 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches and then each other’s. Chortle Award winner 2015 for Best Club Night, London. Top five comedy shows of 2014 (List)... 

James & Seaburn: Pigeon Trousers

James & Seaburn: Pigeon Trousers

James & Seaburn are back with a brand new show featuring their unique mix of sketch, stand-up, songs and general silliness. Among other things, this year we meet some celebrity obsessed mythical beasts, learn what really upsets professional wrestlers and find out what theatrical props talk about during filming breaks... 

Sarah Bennetto: I Love You All and I Mean That Sincerely

Sarah Bennetto: I Love You All and I Mean That Sincerely

A new stand-up and sketch show by Sarah Bennetto. As heard on BBC Radio 4, NTS's Mix-Tape and Storytellers' Club. A new stand-up and character solo show by the London-based Melbourne comedian... 

Merkin 9 to 5

Merkin 9 to 5

Bounty of Beards presents a multimedia skinny cappa frappa-cino cake of Amish Kraftwerk, axe-wielding maniacs, stick on beards and Babybel epaulettes! Let the best beards in the Fringe amaze you! You'll laugh your way through this and become older, wiser and slightly wronger than you were before... 

Egg - Static

Egg - Static

Anna and Emily. According to their acting CVs, they're pretty damn qualified to write a flawless sketch show... so they have. In Static, Anna and Emily shamelessly display their many, many top acting skills to any important industry types via the medium of sketch... 

Floss

Floss

Floss is a brand new shiny sketch show by Eleanor, Orlando and Dillon. Join these three Cambridge Footlights for a feel-good hour of dizzying highs and devastatingly crushing lows. You don't want to miss out! Previous praise for the performers: ‘Impeccably written and performed’ (Varsity)... 

Heavy Petting: Bad Laughing

Heavy Petting: Bad Laughing

Middlesbrough's second-tallest sketch group return with sketches, jokes, songs and a big bag of hammers. Shortlisted last year for Hat Trick Comedy's Short and Funnies award, Heavy Petting have written for Vic and Bob, Susan Calman and MC Hammer – that last one is not true... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah

Foil, Arms and Hog: DoomDah

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Ireland's top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009-2015. Over four million hits on YouTube... 

Daphne's Second Show

Daphne's Second Show

After 'threatening to be the hottest gang in town' (List), Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominees, Daphne (Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres) threaten Edinburgh again with new sketches, more dramatic pauses and louder sound effects... 

2061

2061

The year is 2061 and Tom Skelton is dead. This is the strange history of the intervening 45 years, as Tom's unborn son takes you on a masterful Orwellian odyssey. A cartel of characters emerges in this absurd and compelling one-man romp, from troubled troubadours to despotic political leaders, as we find out how we'll get here... 

The Travelling Sisters

The Travelling Sisters

With wild eyes and a wicked flavour of comedy, Australian trio The Travelling Sisters serve up a gang of tragically charming misfits. Ridiculous. Unexpected. 'These women shine' **** (FunnyWomen... 

Briony Redman: Secret Show

Briony Redman: Secret Show

Shh, it's a surprise. A wrapped parcel of comedy, sketches and storytelling. Some secrets will be told, others will be kept. Seriously, to tell you more would be considered spoilers... 

Twins: Two Balls in a Bag

Twins: Two Balls in a Bag

Identical twins Annie McGrath and Jack Barry (as seen on ITV2's @elevenish) return with their trademark hybrid of sketch and stand-up comedy. 'Two razor-sharp comedy minds' ***** (EdFringeReview... 

Croft & Pearce Are Not Themselves

Croft & Pearce Are Not Themselves

The stars of BBC Radio 4’s The Croft & Pearce Show and Spirit of the Fringe award-winners return with ‘a laugh-out-loud sketch show’ (Daily Express). A BBC’s Next Big Thing act 2015, they’ve sold out theatres in London, New York and around the UK... 

Dyer and Whitney's Supercalifragilisticexpialisketchshow

Dyer and Whitney's Supercalifragilisticexpialisketchshow

The best kept secret in comedy Dyer and Whitney are back with their unique, original and hilarious character comedy sketches and songs! You have never seen a sketch like it. A talented duo performing inside but mostly outside the box, if you want #comedygold... 

Good Kids: On Tap

Good Kids: On Tap

Good Kids are back, and this time they've had a few. Join the fresh-faced Brummie boys for an hour down the local and a barrel full of laughs. If you've ever made a friend in the pub, then this is the show for you... 

Kitten Killers: Stallions

Kitten Killers: Stallions

The Foster's Golden Jesters Award finalists and Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Show nominees are back with their hotly anticipated new show. Unbridled energy, gleefully grotesque sketches and archly clever songs you'll be singing for days... 

Switch: A Sketch Show

Switch: A Sketch Show

...And another one begins. Every sketch in Switch will start in exactly the same position as the previous one finished; performers may switch places and props may switch hands, but the flow of bodily geography will continue uninterrupted... 

Mid-Brow: The Live Show

Mid-Brow: The Live Show

The winners of Best New Sketch Act 2015 return with their highly anticipated new show. Expect their trademark easy charm and fast-paced humour, now layered with a multimedia barrage of the senses which feels like Encarta ‘95 on performance-enhancing drugs... 

Kat Bond: Loo Roll / Jon Pointing: Slow Fade

Kat Bond: Loo Roll / Jon Pointing: Slow Fade

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The One-Eyed Men

The One-Eyed Men

Does anyone ever read these blurbs? Here's an experiment: if you are actually reading this right now, text your favourite animal to Alex at 07450 846 211. Then come along to our show and we'll give you something... 

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

Professional perverts Bernie and Victy are back with an utterly raucous and unashamedly risqué hour of their most salacious songs: all filth, no filler! These fringe favourites are "a lascivious, lip-smacking, faintly terrifying treat... 

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. 

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Max and Ivan: Unstoppable

Fringe veterans Max and Ivan bring their show Unstoppable to The Warren for this year’s Brighton Fringe. With wrestling, pots of cream and plenty of character comedy it loosely tells the tale of how the double act met pursuing their childhood hobbies... 

Paul Carroll: Forty Shades of Strawberry Blond

Paul Carroll: Forty Shades of Strawberry Blond

Straight from London’s comedy duo ‘Carroll and Hodgson!’ Paul brings his absurd and sometimes downright nasty characters to life in this one hour spurt of bad language, bad dancing and sometimes bad hair. 

Coating Under Pressure

Coating Under Pressure

The Coaterie are a collection of some of London's finest comedy minds, brought together under a single banner. Improvisers, sketch comedians and stand-ups unite to create a new brand of comedy delivered live, straight to your brain... 

Goodbear

Goodbear

A character-led sketch show which contemplates the big issues: life, death, our very existence! Join Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment for an hour of thoughtful sketch comedy that promises to leave you in stitches... 

The Curiositorium

The Curiositorium

Award-winning The Dead Secrets bring you a labyrinthine sketch comedy adventure. Join a whirlwind odyssey through the wondrous, terrifying exhibits of the Curiositorium, a secret museum like no other. 

Gein's Family Giftshop's Trophy Collection

Gein's Family Giftshop's Trophy Collection

Best Newcomer nominees - Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2014. As seen on 'Inside No.9' (BBC2) and as heard on BBC Radio 4's 'Sketchorama'. Feast your eyes upon an hour and a half of sketches that aren't for everyone, but might just be for you... 

Dead Man Presents: Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Dead Man Presents: Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Clown, dance and sketch collide as multi-award-winning Australian comedian, Tessa Waters, unleashes her new hour of stupidity. "Funny as Hell" ***** (The Age), [newline] "Funniest show I've ever seen... 

Shelf

Shelf

Shelf is Rachel Watkeys Dowie and Ruby Clyde, a double act with a "winning hybrid of sketch show and stand-up" **** (EdFringe). These "stars for the future" (BroadwayBaby) present a brand-new hour of songs, sketches and super-good jokes... 

Slow Left Arm: Left

Slow Left Arm: Left

Dom and Mark were a double act. Then Mark left. Join jilted sketch comedian Dom Riley as he attempts the unthinkable: performing a two man show by himself. Seriously, he needs all the help he can get. 

4 Minute Warning

4 Minute Warning

Armageddon is imminent. And no-one saw it coming. A sketch show for the end of days, starring speed-daters, ghost dinosaurs and cockroaches. What would you do with your last 4 minutes on Earth? It's too late to boil an egg - the end is nigh! 

Dirty White Boys

Dirty White Boys

After having a splendid time in their debut year, Dirty White Boys have returned with a selection of brand-new material. "Clever, witty and brilliantly acted... this comedy duo has oodles of talent up the yin yang" **** (London Theatre1) 

BEASTS

BEASTS

Sketch heroes BEASTS return to Brighton with a brand new hour of inspired nonsense. Total sell-out 2015. [newline]“The new breed of sketch comedy” (The Guardian) [newline] “Unforgettably nutty” **** (The Times), “A tsunami of silliness” **** (The Telegraph) 

LoveHard

LoveHard

A family recently arrived from nearby America? Remote rural Scotland? A nice, quiet, relatively murder-free area to settle down and forget the problems they've left behind? Need we say any more? Join LoveHard... 

BSMS Medic Revue 2016

BSMS Medic Revue 2016

After nine sell-out years, the BSMS Medic Revue returns with its biggest show yet! Written, cast and crewed by medical students who explore life in medicine through comedy sketches, songs and videos... 

Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles

Centring around the lives of four individuals within a fictional village, the fact that the premise of the show was built around a made-up comedy charity festival instantly made the performance an extremely self-aware one... 

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. 

Kitten Killers

Kitten Killers

Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Show nominees return with their hotly-anticipated new sketch show. The Foster’s Golden Jesters Award finalists invite you into their delightfully awkward and endearingly grotesque world... 

James Hamilton Is So Lonely

James Hamilton Is So Lonely

Multi award-winning creator of BBC Radio 4's 'Casual Violence' ("Leading the new wave of sketch comedy" - The Sunday Times) and staff writer for Cartoon Network's 'The Amazing World of Gumball' presents his sell-out solo comedy show: a forlorn, desperate tangle of tomfoolery, tragedy and time travel. 

Community Matters

Community Matters

Dave Gimmel is a local youth leader, who hopes to share his wisdom and philosophy of how to help the kids of the UK and finally fix broken Britain. 

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Joseph & Stacy: Live

Sponsored by the Portslade Furniture Warehouse, this show sees the web’s freshest comedy sketch act revitalised on stage. If silly skits, senseless sketches, and sexy scenarios are your bag, then this is the bag for you (5p charge included in ticket price)! 

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

Casual Violence: Slow Fade To Bleak

It’s Friday the 13th and I am about to be trapped inside a slightly claustrophobic metal container with an unsuspecting audience by a group who call themselves Casual Violence, waiting for an evening of unprecedented acts of horror to follow... 

Cook and Davies: 'Do Not Leave This Room'

Cook and Davies: 'Do Not Leave This Room'

Bombastic sketch duo Cook and Davies find themselves trapped in a mysterious room. As their minds begin to pickle, they fantasise, role-play and bicker to stave of insanity. They fail... 

Horace

Horace

Brother and sister, Jack (Durham Revue: So You Think You're Funny semi-finalist) and Anna (Bristol Revunions: Fish Finger Fridays) find themselves at another bizarre family wedding... 

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

Join Curly for an evening of his classic high brow solo sketches. Hopefully he'll avoid any disruption from that anarchic and ridiculous Short character. Expect high energy shambolic sketches, big characters and a huge prop list... 

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

It's Okay, I'm Dealing With It

The Hiccup Project were the darlings of the 2015 Brighton Fringe with their show May-We-Go-Round, winning awards and accolades in abundance and that holy grail of all Fringe artists - a fully booked tour... 

The Star Factory

The Star Factory

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

Myles and Dan's Complete Shambles

Myles and Dan's Complete Shambles

Myles and Dan present their debut hour of disorganised double-act sketch comedy. Battling through their lack of professionalism and their mutual hatred, they will persevere in the name of entertainment... 

101 Things to Do Before You Die

101 Things to Do Before You Die

Fast-paced, hilarious sketch comedy from Making Faces. Come and achieve your life’s dreams. (Catchy songs incl.) “Cry-with-laughter great” (Londonist), “Exhilarating and animated sketch” **** (Three Weeks) 

Marijana's Milk Tray

Marijana's Milk Tray

Marijana (Gabby Best), the qualified yoga and pilates teacher, is a voice of reason and beauty in an otherwise mad and unkempt world. Catch her eclectic cabaret of guests, including the best sketch, character and stand-up in Marijana's Milk Tray. 

Jacob Hatton: Fantasist

Jacob Hatton: Fantasist

"Narnia isn't real. You're not related to Puss from Puss in Boots." Join Jacob for an evening of stand-up and sketches with one very confused man. In collaboration with the Soho Young Theatre Company, directed by Scott Barnett, catch one of the UK's rising improv comedy stars in his first solo show. 

Best Boy

Best Boy

Double act Best Boy return to Brighton Fringe with an hour of side-splitting sketches. Material heard on BBC Radio 4. “Inspirational flair” (Chortle). Finalists of "So You Think That’s Funny" Best New Sketch Act 2015 and Golden Jester semi-finalists 2015. 

Not Yet Suffragette

Not Yet Suffragette

Time is of the essence in this absolutely faultless performance from EntreprenHER Productions. Detailing the endless hurdles women have had to face over time, from the start of the suffragette movement in the early 1900s to present day, Natalie Cutler’s very first one-woman show offers hope for the many that still have to be overcome... 

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... 

Cassie Atkinson: Supernumerary Rainbow

Cassie Atkinson: Supernumerary Rainbow

Join character comedienne Cassie Atkinson "Future national treasure" (ToDoList), as we run through the rainbow of her mind. Bringing a spectrum of characters in 45 minutes of fun and quirky mayhem... 

Minor Delays

Minor Delays

Slick sketch comedy from one of the best-reviewed shows at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. ***** (Broadway Baby), **** (The Telegraph),**** (The Mail on Sunday), **** (The Guardian) 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Fresh off a sold-out tour between New York and Los Angeles and an extended run at the Edinburgh Fringe, these Gaulier-graduates bring their high energy and low intelligence to Brighton with Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop. 

Aaaaaaand... It Is What It Is

Aaaaaaand... It Is What It Is

Born in the grim shadow of Brighton Pier, the 'It Is What It Is' comedy-collective are here to bring you mirth, levity and so much more. Stand-up and sketch comedy at its best, delivered to you by an eclectic quintet of dysfunctional humans... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Foil, Arms and Hog return to Brighton with their most critically acclaimed show. “The comedy sketch trio have never lost their original flavour... 

Charles Booth: VSOP

Charles Booth: VSOP

Charles Booth (Time Out character comedian to watch) makes his Brighton debut with an eclectic concoction of characters fizzing with heart-warming lunacy, dazzling originality and mop-centric dance moves... 

Look How Much Friends We Are!

Look How Much Friends We Are!

Mister Bus will be bringing its special brand of surreal sketch comedy to Brighton Fringe! That's a long train journey and we don't even like each other that much. A world record attempt at fish puns, tyrannosaurus civil rights, the sexual awakening of a cash machine and many more! 

The FunkSmugglers: Mead Dreams

The FunkSmugglers: Mead Dreams

3 guys + 1 drum + 1 loop pedal = funkin' carnage. Join The Funk Smugglers as they introduce you to your new favourite drink - Mead. It's the Bunratty Mead Annual Shareholders Conference and you are invited to attend the hottest event in the premium drinks and beverages calendar. 

Not Fast Enough

Not Fast Enough

'Not Fast Enough' is a provocative and dynamic sprint through contemporary gender politics and imaginative theatre structures. Bringing a free preview of an abridged version of NFT to Patterns nightclub, OvaryActing make their Brighton Fringe debut, before a run at Coachwerks later in the month. 

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Brimming with originality and presenting a confidently executed show, Revan and Fennell are a double act that have the potential to succeed the comedy throne of French & Saunders.The material is astute, contemporary and culturally-savvy... 

zazU: A Fête Worse Than Death

zazU: A Fête Worse Than Death

zazU, a town (or possibly country) with fairly odd inhabitants, is gearing up to hold its fête. It’s all a bit Jam and Jerusalem, until the kitten clubbing begins. The inhabitants, from the Spittlecheeks family, who are convinced their daughter is a boy, to Detective Bastard and his long suffering fellow police officers, are all peculiar, but even stranger is the plot, as a group of subversives attempt to disrupt the festival with song... 

I Would: A Hypothetical Sketch Show

I Would: A Hypothetical Sketch Show

This sketch show offers an hour of clean-cut and well-rehearsed comedy. Tidy punchlines and stylish delivery make for a lean performance, and the 30 short sketches showcase the intelligence and versatility of the actors... 

John McKeever: Multifarious

John McKeever: Multifarious

On top of talent and comic-timing, McKeever has charm by the bucket-load. He somehow manages to cram into the show five distinct characters, each with their own idiosyncrasies and tics... 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2015: Love Handles

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2015: Love Handles

I’m not entirely sure where the title of the show came from, as love handles are never mentioned or a part of any of the sketches that The Cambridge Footlights perform but, frankly, it doesn’t matter... 

Pappy's Live at the Cabaret Bar!

Pappy's Live at the Cabaret Bar!

Performing some of their classic sketches, some new bits and some bits that will come across as new because they've forgotten how they went in the first place. Come along and watch three out of shape men in their thirties revisit the site of former glories... 

What a Load of Skit

What a Load of Skit

It's clear that the sketch trio made of Oli Gilford, Edd Cornforth and Jake Shoolheifer have good comic potential, and bounce nicely off each other. What a Load of Skit takes this potential and runs with it, but stumbles along the way with some sketches which aren't padded out with quite enough jokes to really stand out from the crowd... 

The Amazing Sketch Show

The Amazing Sketch Show

The description of The Amazing Sketch Show states that their sketches are ‘some of the funniest, silliest and zaniest sketches’ to be found at this year’s Fringe. This is a bold claim to make, and unfortunately the show does not quite deliver on this promise, although the potential is there... 

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Acclaimed sketch troupe Birthday Girls return to the Fringe for one week only with their smash-hit sold out 2014 show! A comedy party of odd characters, offbeat sketches and try-hard dancing... 

The Exeter Revue: Sketchup

The Exeter Revue: Sketchup

Four students, a full house and a series of clever sketches make for a very enjoyable hour in The Exeter Revue: Sketchup. Using minimal props and costumes – a coffee cup here, a plastic crown there – these performers bring to life a fantastic and strange set of scenarios... 

The Pin: Ten Seconds with The Pin

The Pin: Ten Seconds with The Pin

It’s almost impossible to see a sketch show that doesn’t have its misses; hit and miss is so much of an audience expectation it has almost become the received format. However The Pin, a double act comprised of Cambridge graduates Ben Ashenden and Alexander Owen, have managed to avoid this... 

Bristol Revunions: Cream

Bristol Revunions: Cream

The Bristol Revunions are a first class example of what a student sketch comedy show can be. The six-strong troupe from Bristol University bring an impressive energy and creativity to the stage in Cream, making this year’s offering a solid afternoon’s entertainment... 

Lazy Susan: Double Act

Lazy Susan: Double Act

Deceptively sweet, Lazy Susan bring a cheeky malevolence to their character-driven sketch comedy. The double act has a cute, compact aesthetic, complete with breeches and theatrical make-up... 

The Oxford Revue: Issues

The Oxford Revue: Issues

The Oxford Revue’s 2015 Fringe offering is a confident display of strong student comedy. David, Barney, and Will are a charismatic trio and have all the makings of a truly outstanding sketch troupe... 

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Acclaimed sketch troupe Birthday Girls return to the Fringe for one week only with their smash-hit sold out 2014 show! A comedy party of odd characters, offbeat sketches and try-hard dancing... 

Brody and Chadwick's Great Blimp Deception

Brody and Chadwick's Great Blimp Deception

Irish comedians Giles Brody and Colin Chadwick invite you to a compendium of sketch comedy, featuring childish Nobel Prize winners, Frankenstein’s reformed monster, Teen Pope, Godzilla, Ricky Martin’s relative, a trip to heaven, Beethoven (the dog), a sold out movie theatre and the most ambitious blimp fraud of the century! 

Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final

Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final

Grab your tickets to vote for tomorrow's stars at this prestigious Final alongside comedy cognoscenti. 2015's Top Ten Fringe comedy shows are through to the Amused Moose Comedy Award final, hosted by Mark Dolan, after talent scouts viewed - online, worldwide then live – hundreds of shows by relative unknowns... 

Massive Dad 2.0: Step Up 2 Massive Dad

Massive Dad 2.0: Step Up 2 Massive Dad

Massive Dad (Liz Kingsman, Tessa Coates, and Stevie Martin) have a sense of humour like Japanese fusion cooking, with their combination of social detail and zaniness. Their sketches range from of-the-moment skits on contemporary etiquette to absurd 1870s cop shows... 

Everything That's Wrong with the Universe

Everything That's Wrong with the Universe

Everything That’s Wrong With the Universe is a one-woman sketch show performed by Gemma Arrowsmith. Whilst the writing often fails to take advantage of creative and intelligent setups, Arrowsmith herself is a treat to watch... 

Thünderbards: Chapter III

Thünderbards: Chapter III

From the sweaty depths of their library on Cowgate, Matt Stevens and Glenn Moore give an entertaining hour of sketch comedy. The show’s quirky premise revolves around the pair’s fundraising attempts to save their local public library from demolition... 

The Beta Males: Alpha Sketches

The Beta Males: Alpha Sketches

The Betas are back. Four nights only, the Chortle Award nominated Fringe veteran sketch storytellers are dusting off their waistcoats to present their very best sketches from five sell-out Fringe shows... 

Sheeps Skewer the News

Sheeps Skewer the News

Sheeps' Daran Johnson, Alastair Roberts and Liam Williams take a wry look at the news and do not like what they see when they take a wry look at the news. ‘Tehe!’ (Cara and Poppy Delevingne)... 

Anna Morris: It's Got To Be Perfect

Anna Morris: It's Got To Be Perfect

I’ve always somewhat despised weddings. Often just a swamp of superficiality, they just seem like an unnecessary, blown-out party in which the bride gets her superficial day in the sun... 

Princes of Main

Princes of Main

Fresh from the Cambridge Footlights, Princes of Main – Alex MacKeith, Ben Pope and Jamie Fraser – are a new and exciting comedy trio, a promising addition to the scene. There is a lot that is good in their show, but after a while some of the material falls a little flat... 

Night of My Life

Night of My Life

Sketch Club 7 has six members. Five guys and an inflatable girl. The girl, incidentally, manages to provide a brief cameo as Stalin.If that doesn’t spark your interest, the knowledge that this sketch troupe are making their Fringe debut at the tender ages of 16 and 17 might... 

Megan Ford: Feminasty

Megan Ford: Feminasty

Feminasty is a rollercoaster of irreverent, witty humour with a real agenda at hand. Megan Ford owns the stage like an absolute boss and brings a host of characters to life, hitting the nail on the head when it comes to discussing gender politics and intersectionality... 

Daphne Do Edinburgh

Daphne Do Edinburgh

Any budding sketch group could do far worse than give Daphne’s show a visit. Phil Wang, Jason Forbes, and George Fouracres not only deliver a smart, surprising, and jaw-achingly hilarious hour, they also provide their audience with a thorough education in the art of sketch comedy... 

The Improverts

The Improverts

As the members of Edinburgh University’s improv troupe run into the flashing lights, accompanied by music and applause, they are introduced to us as ‘the players’. It’s a title that fits: the company spend the next hour playing around in a number of improvisation games... 

aLOne – Loren O'Brien

aLOne – Loren O'Brien

It all begins with a suicide threat. Loren O’Brien is all alone. Her sketch partner, Amy, has abandoned her. ‘She was the funny one’, apparently. ‘I can’t do comedy’, she reveals... 

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous

Critically acclaimed sketch villains and stars of BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama return with their multi award-winning best-of show. Watch them fling their darkest, weirdest bits at you for an hour... 

Ben Russell: The Tokyo Hotel

Ben Russell: The Tokyo Hotel

This show begins with the sound of drums and then a dreadful storm and so gives its audience certain expectations of what is to come but, as Russell himself exclaims, “prepare yourself for the unexpected”! When he emerges through the black door that serves as his set it is not as some monster or a strange character but a seemingly ordinary, if somewhat flamboyant, man who serves as a sort of narrator for the events that take place within the hotel... 

The Secret of My Failure

The Secret of My Failure

The Secret of My Failure is a farcical, eclectic sketch comedy show hosted by the energetic Dr Postscript, which weaves through sarcastic appraisals of bad comedy sketches (a clever excuse to get unwitting audience members on stage) and the various interruptions to the Seminar, wherein a whole host of weird characters take centre stage... 

Sketch Club: The Final

Sketch Club: The Final

Welcome to the Grand Final of the Gilded Balloon and Sketch Club's exciting new competition to find the very best new sketch performers. Winners from the six UK wide heats battle it out in front of a live audience and panel of comedy industry judges, to be crowned the funniest sketch act of 2015! 

Your Aunt Fanny

Your Aunt Fanny

Your Aunt Fanny have been performing their unique brand of comedy throughout the North East to sellout audiences since 2013. Showcasing characters from all walks of life, this skillful young all-female sketch group from Newcastle's Live Theatre storm the stage in this hour of hilarity... 

BBC: Sketchorama

BBC: Sketchorama

Comedian Isy Suttie presents three sketch groups performing at this year’s Fringe for the brand new series of Radio 4’s popular comedy showcase, Sketchorama. Come and see the rising stars of sketch comedy!  

The Knowing Smirk Comedy Show

The Knowing Smirk Comedy Show

Banter and silliness are the driving force of this Cheltenham sketch comedy troupe. Comfortable in their own skin and being on the stage, The Knowing Smirk gang will welcome its audience to join in the fun as easily as inviting a friend to the local pub, and all the giggling that comes along with it... 

The Leeds Tealights: Discuss

The Leeds Tealights: Discuss

The Leeds Tealights show off considerable performance skills in this slickly choreographed, highly creative, and frequently fantastic hour of sketch comedy. Variety and unpredictability fizzes through the show’s entire length... 

Croft & Pearce – There's Always Something

Croft & Pearce – There's Always Something

Returning to the Fringe with another slice of slickly made sketch comedy, Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce once more impress with cleverly structured and impeccably acted comic vignettes... 

Hurt and Anderson: Sketchbombs

Hurt and Anderson: Sketchbombs

In Sketchbombs, Georgina Hurt and Laura Anderson take one of the cornerstones of the British entertainment tradition – the comedy double-act – and give it a fresh and invigorating twist... 

Double Dipp's Pick 'n' Mixx

Double Dipp's Pick 'n' Mixx

What do you call a night where you speak to spirits, win prizes and get your hands on toys that would make your nana blush? One actress, seven characters, total mayhem! Double Dipp are a fresh faced Welsh comedy duo... 

Kids With Beards present... ¡Niños Con Barbas TV!

Kids With Beards present... ¡Niños Con Barbas TV!

It's been a big year for Kids With Beards. Since their last Edinburgh Fringe show, they have gone away and worked really, really hard. They used all the bucket money to buy their own TV station in the home of sketch comedy – Mexico... 

The Durham Revue: Cirque du Sillý

The Durham Revue: Cirque du Sillý

The Durham Revue has a lot going for it this year – the group are all on top form. The jokes are clever and surprising, and the timing is impeccable. They have a big space to fill at the top of the Underbelly, but keeping their show dynamic ensures that they really command the audience... 

The Jest: The Five Humours

The Jest: The Five Humours

Like some much of our interaction with the wider world, it starts with a button. If you’re planning on seeing The Jest, press it when prompted (you can’t miss it). If anything, it will give the venue staff one less job to do... 

Minor Delays

Minor Delays

Those little things that hold you back, awkward pauses and abashed hesitations of everyday life: the focus of Minor Delays. Belly-laughing isn’t optional. Seeing this again, one year on, is like driving an F12 Berlinetta whose tapered parts, more aerodynamic than the last Ferrari, make for an even faster beast, and a mesmerisingly turbulent thrill ride... 

All Our Friends Are Dead

All Our Friends Are Dead

When Norris – one half of the outstanding comedy duo Norris and Parker (Katie Norris and Sinead Parker, directed by Lucia Fox) – learns that she was lured here labouring under false pretences and will not in fact be performing in a contemporary dance piece at the Traverse theatre, all hell breaks loose... 

The Colour Ham – One. Last. Time. (A Best Of)

The Colour Ham – One. Last. Time. (A Best Of)

Last show ever – will sell out. 'Astonishing' ***** (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Hugely refreshing' **** (FestMag.com). 'As absurd as it is clever. They take magic, comedy and mentalism, destroy it and rearrange it in a way that just hasn't been done yet' **** (Skinny)... 

The Oxford Revue Presents –  Free

The Oxford Revue Presents – Free

Alex Furrow, the compere for Oxford Revue Presents, has a lot to contend with, La Belle is a big venue and it must be difficult to pack it out with an eager crowd. Unfortunately any goodwill he manages to build is undermined by the acts on the bill... 

Max and Ivan: The End

Max and Ivan: The End

In Max and Ivan: The End, the eponymous duo take you on a guided tour of the small town of Sudley-on-Sea, introducing you to all of the residents. The end result is a hilarious and fantastically well-crafted show... 

Fifty Shades of Fizzog

Fifty Shades of Fizzog

Who doesn’t want to see grannies street dance?In an unexpected turn of events, this year’s breakthrough sketch show is not just another bunch of students. This year it is the turn of the Fizzog’s and they’ve broken through fantastically... 

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 2

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 2

Gein's return to the Edinburgh Fringe once again to showcase their brand of dark sketches. After their success last year hopes have been high that they'll pull out another great show... 

Goodbear

Goodbear

Joe Barnes and Henry Perryment deliver solid, expressive performances in their comedy sketch show. The duo work well together, moving expertly from one sketch to another in one very slick hour... 

Sophie Pelham: Country Files

Sophie Pelham: Country Files

The trip from busy Edinburgh to sleepy Wiltshire is down a short flight of stairs and through a door, upon which you’re greeted with complimentary sherry (dry or sweet, your preference) and a few mini sausage rolls... 

Fashion

Fashion

St Andrews Revue’s new sketch show Fashion is a fun and enjoyable way to spend 50 minutes, but it’s not going to split your sides or radically change your point of view. The four comedians (two male and two female – finally some gender balance!) evidently have good comic timing and funny ideas and insights even if they aren’t entirely original... 

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

Milo McCabe's latest hour - and his first in the one-man sketch format - is incredible. Quite literally so. The character comic spins a bizarre tale of revenge, time-travel and pop stardom, told through his unique mix of impressions, innovative soundscaping and a host of weird and wonderful personas... 

Clare Plested: The Essential Collection

Clare Plested: The Essential Collection

Some of the best comic characters out there are likeable but misguided individuals, chronically lacking in self-awareness. Clare Plested has created a strong line-up of personalities with just these traits in her Free Fringe show – and she backs them up with a performance that provides a lot of fun... 

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... 

Pappy's Presents...The Secret Dudes Society

Pappy's Presents...The Secret Dudes Society

Two-time Edinburgh Comedy award nominees and stars of BBC Three's Badults, Pappy's, bring their comedy club to the Edinburgh Fringe for four very special shows. There will be exuberant dicking-around (Tom), hapless grinning (Ben) and genuine annoyance (Matthew)... 

In Cahoots: Two White Guys

In Cahoots: Two White Guys

It’s hot in the Pleasance This: hot and dark and funny. Performed in one corner of this big tin box, In Cahoots: Two White Guys is back-to basics, character-driven sketch comedy, starring two talented blokes, Luke Manning and Paul G Raymond... 

Flick and Julie: Pop-Up Penny Pinchers

Flick and Julie: Pop-Up Penny Pinchers

A friendship forged in hard times, Flick and Julie are an unlikely pairing who have come together to make your pennies go further. The notorious cash crusaders throw open the doors to their Pop-Up Penny Pinching Shop... 

Sheffield of Dreams

Sheffield of Dreams

Sheffield’s greatest entrepreneur invites you to take a look at his life so far, and a tantalising glimpse of the successes to come with the help of some very special guests. A comedy show combining character performance and film... 

Pelican: A Sketch Show

Pelican: A Sketch Show

‘The epitome of bizarre hilarity and joyous absurdity’ ***** (Tab.co.uk). Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that makes up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterised by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing... 

Sheffield of Dreams

Sheffield of Dreams

Sheffield’s greatest entrepreneur invites you to take a look at his life so far, and a tantalising glimpse of the successes to come with the help of some very special guests. A comedy show combining character performance and film... 

Flick and Julie: Pop-Up Penny Pinchers

Flick and Julie: Pop-Up Penny Pinchers

A friendship forged in hard times, Flick and Julie are an unlikely pairing who have come together to make your pennies go further. The notorious cash crusaders throw open the doors to their Pop-Up Penny Pinching Shop... 

Life Jim (But Not as We Know It)

Life Jim (But Not as We Know It)

Come with us on a journey through the ups, downs and sideways of life. The hilarious Grace and Favour cast bring you a show that has laughs at every turn, from nappies to incontinence pants and all life in-between... 

The NHS: Don't Ask, It's Private

The NHS: Don't Ask, It's Private

A fast-paced, irreverent, comedy sketch show from the worryingly funny doctors of tomorrow. Some of the less competent amongst them might split your sides, but relax – they'll soon have you in stitches. 

Northern Ar Souls – Farewell Tour

Northern Ar Souls – Farewell Tour

The Northern Ar Souls present their farewell tour. Containing all your favourite sketches and Ar Souls – Neil P Shawcross, John Porter, Dan Barnes and Colin Havey. Sit back and enjoy some of their most popular sketches and solo performances... 

Comedy Sketch Show with Trestle Masks

Comedy Sketch Show with Trestle Masks

A series of comedy sketches performed by a talented all-female cast from St Mary’s Calne Senior School. This show is the culmination of a summer workshop working with award-winning, world-renowned mask specialists Trestle Theatre Company... 

Asp

Asp

Daniel wangs down the gauntlet. Insubordinate characters (small boy, Spanish man, etc) jostle with febrile video projections in this daft and electrifying solo debut from one of the stars of the UK improv scene (including Racing Minds' Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised)... 

Some Like It Thea-Skot

Some Like It Thea-Skot

‘Comic monster’ (Chortle.co.uk) Alison Thea-Skot brings ‘mayhem and mischief’ (Metro) in this melee of character comedy and nonsense. Thea-Skot will draw you into a world of has-beens and have-nots... 

The Edinburgh Revue: Sketches in Scarlet

The Edinburgh Revue: Sketches in Scarlet

Welcome to a dark, sexy sketch show assembled and reanimated in The Basement. Following seven years of Fringe success, expect the odd and the ominous. Don't make eye contact. 'Ones to watch’ **** (ThreeWeeks). 

The Travelling Sisters

The Travelling Sisters

With wild eyes and a wicked flavour of comedy, Australian trio The Travelling Sisters serve up a bevy of tragically charming characters. Ridiculous. Unexpected. ‘It’s like a fart in a bath... 

Lost Property

Lost Property

Like the cat in the picture on the lamp post, Richard and Robin are lost. Like the sock that didn't make it back from the laundrette, Richard and Robin are lost. Like the man wearing double denim at the fashion show, Richard and Robin are ashamed... 

Twins: Pret A Comedy

Twins: Pret A Comedy

Annie McGrath and Jack Barry are back with another sketch comedy show for people who hate sketch comedy. Charmingly laid-back, self-deprecating riff-waff at its most free. ‘Original and funny... 

KINGS!

KINGS!

KINGS! is the brand new sketch duo of Adam Blampied and Lydia King. Much like the real monarchy, their ability to influence parliament is diminishing and they'd like your money please... 

Best Boy: Bested

Best Boy: Bested

Best Boy thought fame beckoned when the BBC broadcast their sketch – unfortunately, they'd sent in the wrong one. Come help them put things right. Forty-five minutes of sketches, a jig, and something that probably isn't magic but oh my God, how is he doing that? Featuring material heard on BBC Radio 4... 

James Hamilton Is So Lonely – Free

James Hamilton Is So Lonely – Free

The hotly anticipated solo debut of a multi award-winning sketch comedian is probably happening elsewhere. Meanwhile, James Hamilton (another multi award-winning sketch comedian, significantly less anticipated) presents a solo(nely) debut of his own... 

Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White are Mother and Baby

Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White are Mother and Baby

Come and sit in a cinema and watch two dogs show you their tricks. By cult women Natasia Demetriou and Ellie White. As seen and heard on: Vic and Bob's House of Fools (BBC Two), Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme (BBC Radio 4), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC Three), Dr Brown (Channel 4) and Top Coppers (BBC Three)... 

UCLU Comedy Club Presents...

UCLU Comedy Club Presents...

Join UCLU Comedy Club's Blank Slates for an hour of thrilling improvised comedy, as they follow the story of a young superhero on their rise to glory. ***** (Pi Media). Then, UCLU Comedy Club’s sketch troupe, The Gower Line return for another year of 'fast paced madness' (Pi Media) as they navigate the troubles of modern relationships, satanic suburbia and good old-fashioned murder... 

Kind Hearts and Cormorants

Kind Hearts and Cormorants

A snappy, intelligent, and at times surreal sketch show that readily mocks itself, its members and the meaning of life. This original comedy is written and performed by five and a half students, combining the out-of-date with the up-to-date in a refreshingly idiotic way... 

Beard: The Grin of Love

Beard: The Grin of Love

Innovative and playful, the brand new two-part sketch group Beard weave joyful, bizarre and enthralling comedy. Part romance, part nightmare, part darkly intimate experience, The Grin of Love is the latest offering from these masters of tension and surprise... 

Uncanned Laughter

Uncanned Laughter

Join the Southampton Jesters and delve into the funny old world of sketch comedy. Featuring the very best of comedic talent from sell-out shows at the Annex Theatre. Sublime, silly, and surreal; Uncanned Laughter will use a large metaphorical tin opener to free all things funny and have you laughing all afternoon long... 

Never Been Better

Never Been Better

Let these sketch clowns lure you into a world of fractious characters who flirt with the bizarre, as their social facades unravel. Secretive mummies, a doubtful priest and a couple who are probably in love... 

The Warwick Revue Present: Sketch Education

The Warwick Revue Present: Sketch Education

A probably funny show featuring more than one sketch. Warwick University's best sketch group are sketching about love, death and other vague but important sounding themes. Watch the show today, and see the stars, talent, and office workers of tomorrow... 

Simon Slack – The Fantasist

Simon Slack – The Fantasist

Fantastical absurd one-man sketch show. Imagination and reality collide in the world of Simon Slack, whose fantasy of the show is very different from reality. Late night comedy madness with music, dancing and special guests... 

The Euromen

The Euromen

Late-night lunchtime show! Join The Euromen in their hangover cabaret from the night before. Magnus, Icelandic balladeer, and Andrzejek, Polish performance artist, will be celebrating the culture, traditions and spirit of Europe through music, poetry and tantric massage... 

Asp

Asp

Daniel wangs down the gauntlet. Insubordinate characters (small boy, Spanish man, etc) jostle with febrile video projections in this daft and electrifying solo debut from one of the stars of the UK improv scene (including Racing Minds' Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised)... 

James & Seaburn - Piano Chocolat

James & Seaburn - Piano Chocolat

Thrown together by quirk of fate and sticking together though necessity, Nicola James and Ian Seaburn present Piano Chocolat, a fun-filled journey through modern life, touching on themes as diverse as serial killers, alien invasion, middle class angst and the emotional trauma of lost socks... 

F-Holes

F-Holes

Sketch Comedy + Live Orchestra = F-Holes 

Twins: Pret a Comedy

Twins: Pret a Comedy

Annie McGrath and Jack Barry are back with another sketch comedy show for people who hate sketch comedy. Charmingly laid-back, self-deprecating riff-waff at its most free. ‘Original and funny... 

Late Night

Late Night

Every night of Fringe there’s something different on at Bedlam. This year we’re hosting a different act every night as we bring you the best comedy the Fringe has to offer. The best stand-up, sketch and spoken word all stop by one of the oldest venues at the festival, making Late Night the best way to spend an evening at the Fringe. 

Tiny Horse Comedy

Tiny Horse Comedy

Tiny Horse Comedy. Is anything funnier than a tiny horse? Yes – these daily line-ups! Spend an hour of your life with a handful of wildly different comedy acts, all seamlessly linked by a handful of bloody lovely comperes... 

KINGS!

KINGS!

KINGS! is the brand new sketch duo of Adam Blampied and Lydia King. Much like the real monarchy, their ability to influence parliament is diminishing and they'd like your money please... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup (Extra Performances)

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup (Extra Performances)

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato you racist. Ireland’s top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009–2014... 

The Travelling Sisters

The Travelling Sisters

With wild eyes and a wicked flavour of comedy, Australian trio The Travelling Sisters serve up a bevy of tragically charming characters. Ridiculous. Unexpected. ‘It’s like a fart in a bath... 

Best Boy: Bested

Best Boy: Bested

Best Boy thought fame beckoned when the BBC broadcast their sketch – unfortunately, they'd sent in the wrong one. Come help them put things right. Forty-five minutes of sketches, a jig, and something that probably isn't magic but oh my God, how is he doing that? Featuring material heard on BBC Radio 4... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato you racist. Ireland’s top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009 – 2014... 

Paris Communal Shower

Paris Communal Shower

This show is like a cake, not a cake made by hand, but by a second hand cake maker that was bought at a car boot sale in Bognor Regis from a man with brown hair and a lisp. Luckily there are no s's in cake maker... 

Some Like It Thea-Skot

Some Like It Thea-Skot

‘Comic monster’ (Chortle.co.uk) Alison Thea-Skot brings ‘mayhem and mischief’ (Metro) in this melee of character comedy and nonsense. Thea-Skot will draw you into a world of has-beens and have-nots... 

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

What connects Monmouthshire, the efficacy of Lucozade, and leviathan-lunged pop princess Adele? Absolutely nothing. But it doesn’t stop aspiration seeker James Huntington and piss-taker Joanna Hutt cut 'n' pasting it all together and using it as a plan for life... 

Lost Property

Lost Property

Like the cat in the picture on the lamp post, Richard and Robin are lost. Like the sock that didn't make it back from the laundrette, Richard and Robin are lost. Like the man wearing double denim at the fashion show, Richard and Robin are ashamed... 

Present and Correct: Fan Club

Present and Correct: Fan Club

Dead Duck Productions brings you another hilarious and original sketch show from the Present and Correct series! We need one more member for our cast to be complete and we’re waiting for a very special celebrity to join... 

Sam and Tom from TV!

Sam and Tom from TV!

Sam and Tom! are an anarchic double-hander made up of comedic wunderkinds Tom Burgess ‘coldly psychotic’ (Chortle.co.uk) and Sam Nicoresti ‘u suck’ (Lucas Bird, YouTube.com)... 

When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

Two divorces, a rare autoimmune disease and both becoming single mums wasn’t part of the life plan. In this hilarious look at their lives, finding the funny in the darkest of moments, the sisters re-examine what makes them happy... 

Clandestine Sketch Show

Clandestine Sketch Show

**** (Nouse.co.uk). ‘Sophisticated and inventive’ (Unknown Magazine). The Clandestine Sketch Show is the brainchild of an Anglo-Irish double act, with BBC Award nominated writer Ed Greenwood and Charles Deane, who has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack... 

Dyer and Whitney: You and I

Dyer and Whitney: You and I

After their successful debut last year, Dyer and Whitney are back with more of their unique, original and hilarious character comedy sketches and songs! This new duo sold out at Leicester Square Theatre 2014... 

The Dead Secrets Present... The Curiositorium

The Dead Secrets Present... The Curiositorium

'Scripted comedy of the highest quality' (Buxton Fringe). A labyrinthine sketch comedy adventure. The mysterious Curiositorium and its countless exhibits of wonder and dread have lain dormant for years, hidden beneath a more socially acceptable museum... 

Giraffe: Raisin' the Hoof

Giraffe: Raisin' the Hoof

Giraffe are back! And they're stampeding through the Underbelly with their third offering of charming silliness. The 'stand out sketch group' (BroadwayBaby.com) are waiting to tickle your imagination with another rollercoaster sketch show... 

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Foil, Arms and Hog: Skiddlywup

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato you racist. Ireland’s top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009 – 2014... 

The Blunder Games

The Blunder Games

A non-stop hour of nonsensical family fun from madcap double act Chris and Cammy. Jump into the action and play a part in a sketch, or just sit back and let others make fools of themselves... 

Good Kids

Good Kids

Tom Dowling and Kieran Ahern are current members of the Oxford Revue, but they're also bloody good kids. They hail from the red brick suburbs of Birmingham and couldn't be prouder of the second city they call home... 

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... 

UCL Graters - 2015: A Sketch Odyssey

UCL Graters - 2015: A Sketch Odyssey

Following sell-out performances in 2014, UCL Graters, University College London's award-winning comedy group, returns to the Fringe with a fresh hour of sketches. Join four of the University's brightest young comedians on a journey through time and space... 

Mixtape

Mixtape

Join the Mixtapers for their hilarious bitesized theatre inspired by music. Part comedy show and part music quiz. The Mixtapers perform from themes including Number Ones, The 80s, Brit Pop, Girl Bands vs Boy Bands and Rock'n'Roll... 

Kayfabe

Kayfabe

Hosts of the Time Out Critics’ Choice show Character Assassination, Simon Lukacs (‘Incredibly charming’ FunnyWomen.com) and Lola-Rose Maxwell bring their debut character hour, Kayfabe, to the Fringe... 

Sad Faces Present The Dawn Chorus

Sad Faces Present The Dawn Chorus

Sad Faces challenge themselves and you with their adaptation of JR Chapterhouse's devastatingly heartbreaking novel. A tale of war. A tale of love. A cast of thousands. Three men. One hour... 

Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock

Irreverent. Unnerving. Pointless. Following their sell-out show K.I.S.S. which toured the Camden and Brighton Fringes, and fresh from storming London Sketchfest 2015, four Edinburgh debutants bring you a sketch show unlike no other... 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show. Two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs as players create quick-witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience... 

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

What connects Monmouthshire, the efficacy of Lucozade, and leviathan-lunged pop princess Adele? Absolutely nothing. But it doesn’t stop aspiration seeker James Huntington and piss-taker Joanna Hutt cut 'n' pasting it all together and using it as a plan for life... 

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

What connects Monmouthshire, the efficacy of Lucozade, and leviathan-lunged pop princess Adele? Absolutely nothing. But it doesn’t stop aspiration seeker James Huntington and piss-taker Joanna Hutt cut 'n' pasting it all together and using it as a plan for life... 

Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike

So like I said. I'm shit at life. I'm single, unfit, unemployed. But what is it they say? Three strikes and you're out? Well, I think my luck ran out a long time ago. A vivacious, fast-paced comedy that's full of filth... 

Charles Booth: Deer in the Spotlights

Charles Booth: Deer in the Spotlights

Don’t be frightened, little deer, be fabulous! Charles Booth (one of Time Out’s Character Comedians to Watch and graduate of Second City) returns to Edinburgh with a brand new, one-man sketch show... 

Möglich

Möglich

Douglas Walker, the funny one from improvised impresarios Racing Minds: ‘Crafted by the gods of comedy’ ***** (ThreeWeeks) has written his first solo show. It’s funny, but also sad... 

Sarah Bennetto: Fritters Away an Hour of Your Life... Mmm, Fritters

Sarah Bennetto: Fritters Away an Hour of Your Life... Mmm, Fritters

A new stand-up and character solo show by the London-based Melbourne comedian and host of Storytellers' Club. ‘Self-deprecating, dark, honest and genuinely funny. One of the most enjoyable and original shows I've seen this year... 

Lunchtime of Champions

Lunchtime of Champions

From the writers of the Footlights International Tour Show 2014 comes a triumphantly fun new double act. Jamie Fraser and Alex MacKeith serve up a lunchtime special of fast flowing sketches, freeform conversation and catchy tunes... 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

It's comedy set swapping live! The show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other's. Best comedy club show – London 2015 (Chortle Awards). Top five comedy shows of 2014 (List)... 

Ste and Dave in Training

Ste and Dave in Training

Ste and Dave In Training is a brand new character comedy show, written and performed by Ste Johnston (Channel 4's No Offence) and Dave Jackson (ITV2's Bad Bridesmaid). It sees three not so ordinary training sessions take place, and features lots of audience participation, singing, dancing, a puppet-monkey and even a chance to play your cards right! 

Aunty Donna

Aunty Donna

Aussie Edinburgh favourites return with a killer new show. Unique, tight, fresh, filthy, but best of all flat out, laugh 'til your face hurts funny. Hold onto your seats, don't blink! You won't want to miss a beat... 

Mid-Brow

Mid-Brow

After a blistering London run and festival tour this year, Fringe debutants Mid-Brow have been attracting many plaudits along the way with their self-titled sketch show; one even describing their show as possessing the extreme quality/finish you'd normally associate with a Kinder Bueno... 

The Story Beast

The Story Beast

John Henry Falle (of Radio 4, Chortle-nominated sketch idiots, The Beta Males) hath now become The Story Beast. Behold his rattle-bag of demented tales, terrifying ritual and unrelenting Anglo-Saxon lolz... 

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... 

BEASTS: Live DVD

BEASTS: Live DVD

Big time sketch heroes BEASTS are returning to Edinburgh to film a live DVD of their best ever show. Audience needed, also camera. Total sell-out 2013 and 2014. Book now to avoid lifelong regret... 

Bafflesmash

Bafflesmash

Join this trio of Cambridge Footlights regulars for an hour of gag-riddled, irreverent silliness, as Jamie Armitage, Tom Fairbairn and Rob Oldham guide you through the world of Bafflesmash... 

Bucket

Bucket

Ed Eales-White and Jon Pointing slam down a new character/sketch/double act comedy show. Writers and performers of BBC mini series Life Guru. 'The pair make an excellent double act' (Scotsman)... 

Will Franken: Who Keeps Making All These People?

Will Franken: Who Keeps Making All These People?

One-man sketch show Will Franken serves up another smorgasbord of multi-voiced madness. He will blow your mind to pieces and put it back together again in strange, unearthly configurations... 

Joanna Neary: Faceful of Issues

Joanna Neary: Faceful of Issues

The much-loved Celia, housewife and host, returns, on tour with her Toxborough Village Hall Chat Show, in aid of the Animal Hospital, for a kitten who needs an iron lung. Topical talks, showbiz exclusives, celebrity interviews – plus a local locksmith’s bawdy confessions, a recipe for air soup, and a photograph of a conker... 

Nick Hall: Dodekahedron

Nick Hall: Dodekahedron

Noun (Doh-dek-uh-hee-drun). Definition: A one-man character comedy from the brain of Nick Hall. As seen on BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4, and star of cult night Hot Tub Cinema and hit football show Comedy Commentary... 

Pop Pop

Pop Pop

Newcomer Penny Greenhalgh is dropping her debut show Pop Pop like it's hot – a hot mess of sketch, stand-up and ice dancing. Pop Pop takes the arena spectacular to new heights as Greenhalgh presents a raucous and joyful hour of comedy... 

Kitten Killers: Woof

Kitten Killers: Woof

The Foster's Golden Jesters Award finalists, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 semi-finalists, and Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Show nominees are back with their hotly anticipated second show... 

Daphne Do Edinburgh

Daphne Do Edinburgh

Extra dates announced: Thursday 13 and Friday 14, 21:45. (Tickets can be booked by visiting the other Daphne Do Edinburgh page of this site.)Daphne are a brand new sketch trio, who are Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres... 

Richard Soames Does the Right Thing

Richard Soames Does the Right Thing

Morally upstanding stand-up and sketches from star of Fringe favourites The Beta Males (Radio 4, Chortle Award nominees). Join the 'excellent' (Sunday Times) Richard Soames for a very public moral crisis as he questions every nice thing he's ever done... 

The Super Serious Show

The Super Serious Show

Hailed by L.A. Weekly as ‘the future of live comedy’, The Super Serious Show is a Los Angeles based mash-up live comedy show. An immersive experience created by CleftClips, the show exposes audiences to emerging and experimental performers alongside well-known headliners... 

Goose: Golden Eggs

Goose: Golden Eggs

One of the best-received acts in Edinburgh present the best of their last three epic one-man shows. Come see what all the fuss has been about. 'Brilliant stuff' **** (Guardian). 'Excellently crafted...