The Poetry of Thrones: The Story of Game of Thrones in Spoken Word

The Poetry of Thrones: The Story of Game of Thrones in Spoken Word

Through storytelling poetry, this show transports you back to Westeros to narrate a different version of the Game of Thrones story. 

They’ve All Gone and We’ll Go Too

They’ve All Gone and We’ll Go Too

A woman tries to reconcile her identity as a Canadian-born child of British parents living in the United States while she desperately tries to score a ticket to the final show of C… 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Watson – prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. 

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour again after his incredible 2018 W… 

Raw in 20s

Raw in 20s

A woman on the cusp of turning 30 pours over the last decade of her life. 

Bruce Davies – Poems, Prayers and Promises. The John Denver Story

Bruce Davies – Poems, Prayers and Promises. The John Denver Story

A celebration of the life and songs of one of the most influential performers and humanitarians of the 1970’s. Performed by ‘one of Scotland’s best singers’ (Tom Paxton). 

Dean Friedman – Words and Music

Dean Friedman – Words and Music

Every song a classic! Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, … 

Justin Moorhouse: Things

Justin Moorhouse: Things

Brand-new show from star of Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 cats, Celebrity Mastermind and regular on The News Quiz and Fighting Talk. 

Melody and Her Many Men

Melody and Her Many Men

A romantic Greek comedy. 

The Coming Out Play

The Coming Out Play

The Coming Out Play is a 40-minute one-woman play that follows the twenty-six-year-old and sucre-sweet Lucy Moran as she travels to her parents’ house to tell them that not only … 

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

Climb up to the dizzy heights and slip down to some awkward lows in the company of award-winning Jacob Hulland’s warm and youthful, yet middle-aged, persona. 

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Led by local historian and actor Colin Brown, Rebustours run throughout the Fringe, starting and finishing at The Royal Oak pub on Infirmary Street. 

A Time Traveler's Guide to the Present

A Time Traveler's Guide to the Present

One traveler is catapulted on a journey through space-time, only to find himself on a desperate hunt to reconnect with those he left back home. 

To the Quick

To the Quick

Birth, death, upheaval, wild animals, buried secrets and massive amounts of coffee. 

Sam Campbell: Companion

Sam Campbell: Companion

If you want to make the finest wine, use the sweetest grape on the vine. 

The Duck: One Autistic Woman's World

The Duck: One Autistic Woman's World

Sometimes we all feel different but not everyone has that confirmed by a professional. 

Velvet Determination

Velvet Determination

Velvet Determination – a musical journey about wrong notes, hard knocks and the keys to success. 

BJW

BJW

Adena Walker is a Black Jewish Woman living in Trump’s America… and somehow she’s still single! Watch as she sings and dances her way through the NYC dating scene in this hil… 

Nun on the Run!

Nun on the Run!

Sr Clarissa has grown somewhat tired of her marriage to Christ. 

Acuña Acuna

Acuña Acuna

A one-person comedy show based on comedian Erick Acuña’s real life as a Peruvian Latino living in the United States: from filling out a medical form in English or never trying h… 

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Male impersonator, soubrette and headliner at all the major theatres, Nelly Power was a force to be reckoned with in an era before female emancipation. 

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner is back at the Fringe with her highly anticipated, brand-new show. 

Alfie Brown: Love

Alfie Brown: Love

A brand new hour of jokes from Alfie Brown; the country’s best non-famous comedian. 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Unapologetically Indian. 

Micky Overman: Bread Week

Micky Overman: Bread Week

What happens when our youthful expectations of love and sex, those formed in the 90s by movies, TV and music get crushed by the realities of adulthood and, in this one case, a terr… 

Ed Night: Faded

Ed Night: Faded

The kid’s back with another hour of lo-fi stand-up comedy to chill or study to. 

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

Things are getting way too tense out there, aren’t they? The powers that be are peddling anger to the masses and we’re all becoming rage junkies. 

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. 

Shappi Khorsandi: My Inner Stormzy

Shappi Khorsandi: My Inner Stormzy

Why shouldn’t a middle-aged, middle-class, middle-eastern single mother of two relate to Stormzy, the King of Grime? In this new show, Shappi connects with her truth, her ‘Inner St… 

Patrick Monahan: Classy

Patrick Monahan: Classy

Born in Iran and raised in a Teeside caravan, Patrick reflects on life today in his mixed-class relationship. 

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Watson, at 40, is halfway through his life according to the life expectancy calculator. 

The Man

The Man

Patrick McPherson returns to Edinburgh with The Man revamped following its sold-out run at the Fringe 2019 where it received exclusively five-star reviews. 

Alice Fraser: Chronos

Alice Fraser: Chronos

Everything’s a matter of time, one way or another. 

Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

Meet Sam Morrison: a 24-year old American comedian with a theatrical flair and a penchant for daddies. 

Testament of Yootha

Testament of Yootha

Those not lucky enough to have enjoyed the naff golden years and dubious social content of 1970s and 80s television may not immediately understand the appeal of a one-woman show ab… 

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker is your Venus, she’s your fire, your desire. 

Josie Long: Tender

Josie Long: Tender

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very hard to pin down indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a new show for the first time in five years. 

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix has just come back from his first world tour. 

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Star of Live at the Apollo, Laura Lexx is a ‘bouncy, bubbly stand up star’ (Telegraph) shining a hilarious light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. 

How to Succeed in Love

How to Succeed in Love

Kenneth Wilson performs a solo show of dramatic poetry from his 2019 collection, The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs, abetted and illustrated with solo airs, ballads and Bach beautifu… 

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

‘One of the world’s great cabaret singers’ (Time Out) presents unique interpretations of Dylan and Brel alongside her own material. 

Nick Offerman: All Rise

Nick Offerman: All Rise

Join the star of Parks and Recreation and Fargo for an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better sid… 

Sea Sick

Sea Sick

Sea Sick is a beautifully simple and affecting piece of storytelling about climate breakdown and the oceans - and about one woman's mission to understand the damage that's … 

Josie Long: Tender

Josie Long: Tender

Josie Long has spent twenty years being a beacon of hope amongst the cynical cruelty of stand-up comedy. 

Within

Within

Within is one man’s quest to find the meaning of life. 

Edward Hilsum: Silver

Edward Hilsum: Silver

When he was seven years old, Edward Hilsum attended a party at which a magician was performing. 

This Play Is Not About Me

This Play Is Not About Me

This play is about dreams, where forgotten memories go, déjà vu, laughter, the inability to laugh, that sense you get when you can tell someone is staring at you, the song Girls … 

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

Three nights only! After a sell-out run in 2018 and a BBC One series of the same name, BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and star of Live at the Apollo, Luisa returns with her third smash-hi… 

Steve

Steve

A fanfic no one asked for, a sprawling eulogy to a deceased robot that wears it’s fragile heart on it’s sleeve, a meme made by someone you can’t relate to. 

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live at the Apollo. 

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

The award-winning Aussie comedian is back with a brand-new show, taking on the end of the world. 

Mark Watson: I Appreciate You Coming to This and Let's Hope for the Best (Work in Progress)

Mark Watson: I Appreciate You Coming to This and Let's Hope for the Best (Work in Progress)

Watson presents a show that’s no more than 50% ready for public consumption and hopes for the festival’s legendary supportive vibe to carry him through. 

SK Shlomo: Surrender

SK Shlomo: Surrender

Very few of Edinburgh Fringe’s 4,000+ shows this year are able to boast being incomparable to all others. 

David McIver: Teleport

David McIver: Teleport

Character comedian David McIver’s Teleport takes us on a deliciously low-budget, self-deprecating, dynamic quest through the online fantasy character games he used to play as a c… 

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

After last years sell-out performances at the Fringe, English Comedian of the Year finalist Adam Rowe has bought his show Pinnacle to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Cat's the Thing

The Cat's the Thing

Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind. 

11+

11+

11+ explores the strange and funny challenges we go through in trying to get into a grammar school. 

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Charming. 

Luisa Omielan: Work in Progress

Luisa Omielan: Work in Progress

Join Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyonce Do?!, Am I Right Ladies?! and Politics For Bitches) as she tries out some stuff for an upcoming project. 

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

Tash is trying to fit into her clothes as well as her role in society. 

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

An hour with Harriet Dyer is an hour of absurdism where literally anything can happen. 

Stanley

Stanley

There’s Stanley the man and Stanley the play. 

FATTY FAT FAT

FATTY FAT FAT

FATTY FAT FAT, performed by Katie Greenall, explores one woman’s journey of growing up fat and surviving in a world where your body is viewed as wrong, unhealthy and disgusting. 

Glockenspielsexpartybavariagoodbye

Glockenspielsexpartybavariagoodbye

An agoraphobic phone sex dominatrix goes on a whirlwind journey across the Bavarian countryside – and deep within herself – in order to rescue a friend from the claws of a myth… 

Not Today's Yesterday

Not Today's Yesterday

Not Today’s Yesterday. 

Hyper-Nice

Hyper-Nice

Aspiring to be more vacuous? Thanking strangers for no reason? Hyper-Nice is a new, original, one person stand-up show in which David Watson mostly apologises for breathing and tri… 

Man Number Five

Man Number Five

‘When did no become a turn on? No. 

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

He’s the man who put the foot into football. 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals - CANCELLED

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals - CANCELLED

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. 

How to Succeed in Love

How to Succeed in Love

Kenneth Wilson performs a solo show of dramatic poetry from his 2019 collection, The Definitions of Kitchen Verbs, abetted and illustrated with solo airs, ballads and Bach beautifu… 

One Woman, One Cello, and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello, and 500 Years of Music

The multi-stylistic, unconventional cellist and singer Johanna Stein returns to the Fringe. 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons packs out the Gilded Balloon with stand-up that raises the bar for Fringe comedy. 

The Perfect Body

The Perfect Body

The Perfect Body is a one woman show written and performed by Lavinia Savignoni. 

Horror – Gothic Tales and Dark Poetry

Horror – Gothic Tales and Dark Poetry

It’s 1816, and Mary Shelley is about to recite the words that would be Frankenstein. 

Daddy Drag

Daddy Drag

Leyla Josephine presents us with 'Daddy', a seeming parody of Rab C Nesbitt, oozing toxic masculinity. 

Thief by Liam Rudden

Thief by Liam Rudden

The Edinburgh Fringe programme’s standard listing format provides a simple yet clear message about Thief at the Hill Street Theatre. 

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

It needs to be said, you must go into this show with an open mind. 

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

Beyoncé’s Diva is blasting out as we wait for London Hughes to arrive. 

Buzzing

Buzzing

Buzzing is the story of Julie, a 50-something recent divorcee who is wanting to discover herself and “find meaning”. 

Boar

Boar

Stage mist and ethereal warfare sounds are the backdrop to this wonderful hour of bloodthirsty battle and adventure, with a cast of thousands resonating through the medium of Lewis… 

Dean Owens: A Hatful of Songs

Dean Owens: A Hatful of Songs

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Owens is a man of many songs, and many hats. 

Status

Status

We all have a nationality. 

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. 

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

After 2018’s ‘funny, warm. 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. 

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. 

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired. 

Hyde and Seek

Hyde and Seek

Late 1800s: there’s a heavy fog surrounding London. 

Synesthesia the Musical

Synesthesia the Musical

You see a person, she sees the colour blue. 

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Ishi Khan: I’mMigrant! A fun comedy show about migration, identity and belonging from award-nominated comedienne. 

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

Remember OMD before OMG, Phil Oakey’s fringe and onyx ashtrays? Tales of growing up before the New Romantics landed in 80s Leeds, with threads of a Catholic upbringing, Irish mot… 

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Writing a Fringe show on the premise of an audience member who hated your show last year is a bold move, but Catherine Bohart pulls it off and even manages to make a political poin… 

An Audience with Yasmine Day

An Audience with Yasmine Day

If character comedy tickles your funny bone then look no further than An Audience With Yasmine Day at Pleasance Courtyard. 

Jane Hill: All I Want

Jane Hill: All I Want

I’m 55. 

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

The award-winning Aussie comedian is back with a brand-new show, taking on the end of the world. 

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

Three thousand years ago, the Queen of Sheba travelled with a huge entourage and wealthy gifts to listen to King Solomon’s wisdom. 

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

We live in challenging times. 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Evaluation

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Evaluation

If humanity was on trial, who would be its lawyer? Evaluation centres around a singular condition: held captive by the perfect machine, one human must defend their species and answ… 

Typical

Typical

Ryan Calais Cameron’s powerful new work plays with the meanings of its title in many ways: our central, point-of-view character has the “distinctive qualities of a particular t… 

Gobby

Gobby

How did the first person to watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge perform Fleabag feel; confused, enlightened, so profoundly altered they could barely put words to it? Jodie Irvine’s origin… 

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

Christopher Watts returns to the Festival Fringe with his one-man-show, Bleeding Black, at Greenside, Nicolson Square. 

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

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

‘The reigning queen of character comedy’ (Evening Standard), Alison Thea-Skot, returns to the Fringe for two nights with her five-star smash-hit show. 

Woke

Woke

Fringe First winner returns for six shows only. 

Mark Watson: I Appreciate You Coming to This and Let's Hope for the Best (Work in Progress)

Mark Watson: I Appreciate You Coming to This and Let's Hope for the Best (Work in Progress)

Watson presents a show that’s no more than 50% ready for public consumption and hopes for the festival’s legendary supportive vibe to carry him through. 

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Total Theatre Award-winning Rachel Mars returns following her gleeful sell-out hit Our Carnal Hearts. 

Mandy Picks a Husband

Mandy Picks a Husband

Almost 40 and totally single, Mandy takes us on a hilarious, raw 55-minute rollercoaster ride unearthing the magic elixir for her unmarried soul. 

Coconut

Coconut

What’s going on? Why is everyone fighting? Why does everyone hate each other? Who the hell is Alexa? And why are there no women left with real eyebrows? Women are in fashion now bu… 

Quintessence

Quintessence

A combination of cataclysmic events results in the extinction of the human race, leaving behind an AI being programmed to recreate humanity when the time is right, with the complet… 

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Apphia Campbell’s solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone. 

School Gays

School Gays

Gays everywhere! Since Spring Awakening in 1890, the stage and screen has depicted schools as hotbeds of gay romance, passion, sex and joy – but also bullying, blackmail, trauma … 

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: WIP The Hands Have It!

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: WIP The Hands Have It!

Beth Vyse returns as Olive Hands in this work in progress show: The Hands Have It! where she finds herself running for leader of the Western world. 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. 

Caliban’s Codex

Caliban’s Codex

In the 12 years since Prospero’s departure, Caliban has painstakingly sifted through the ashes of the books of magic, slowly piecing together a way to save his island from mankind’… 

Deskchair Burlesque

Deskchair Burlesque

Oxford Revue alumnus John Rayner (‘laugh-out-loud. 

I'm Woman

I'm Woman

Have you ever felt so lost in the game of life that you don’t really remember who you are? Combining personal stories with physical theatre, vulnerability and ferocity, Ana creates… 

Toby Belch (Is Unwell)

Toby Belch (Is Unwell)

Toby Belch is unwell: the years of drinking, late nights and debauchery have taken their toll and now he faces his end with the knowledge that he’s seen as a buffoon, a drunken sot… 

Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress

Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress

The star of BBC2’s The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and his own BBC Radio 4 special returns to the Fringe. 

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

[SFX: FANFARE] Michael Brunström is an Olympic athlete striving for gold medal glory. 

The Experiment

The Experiment

Sincerity has expanded on Mark Ravenhill’s creepy monologue The Experiment, where we follow the satiny-voiced, slippery narrator. 

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

Dorothy Wordsworth has finally found her place, living in domestic and literary bliss in the Lake District with her famous brother, William. 

Careless Love - CANCELLED

Careless Love - CANCELLED

An elderly sister and brother are brought together by a family tragedy that starts them on a hero’s journey, in a senior Hansel and Gretel fairytale sort of way. 

Cruise to Hell

Cruise to Hell

A family’s dream holiday becomes a nightmare. 

Teach

Teach

Matthew Roberts’ solo show, Teach, at theSpace, Surgeons Hall is performance brimming with conviction and energy. 

Traumgirl

Traumgirl

Traumgirl explores the myths and stereotypes around sex work, laying bare the women behind the industry in a bold narrative which will change the preconceptions of anyone who didn… 

Love (Watching Madness)

Love (Watching Madness)

This one-woman show, written and performed by Isabelle Kabban, is a tender, thoughtful and deeply moving account of a mother-daughter relationship affected by mental illness. 

Girl Stuff

Girl Stuff

Sweden’s top female comedian Josefin Johansson, TV presenter and singer takes her sold-out show Girl Stuff abroad for the first time. 

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

This comic tale examines Phina’s observations on what others have made of her black identity as a model, actress, radio presenter and writer in the fickle media world. 

Adolf

Adolf

Pip Utton, Fringe legend brings Adolf back for the final time. 

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Helen Bauer hits the Fringe hard with this compelling comedy debut which is slick, sassy and super satisfying. 

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Richard Gadd pours a free cup of tea to a stranger at a bar – she comes back. 

Grit

Grit

Grit is in the grips of a full on nightmare so scared he can’t feel the rubble beneath his bare feet. 

My Mum's a Twat

My Mum's a Twat

What happens when your mum abandons you at the age of 12 to join a cult and move to Canada? That’s exactly the predicament Anoushka Warden found herself in, subsequent to her par… 

Madame Ovary

Madame Ovary

We are introduced to Rosa as she jogs on the spot, planning her new years resolutions which include working hard, calling her grandma more and taking better care of her body. 

Gone Full Havisham

Gone Full Havisham

Catapulting Dickens into the 21st century, this masterstroke genius of spin-offs introduces Emily Halloran, live streaming to us from her penthouse honeymoon suite. 

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

A funny, touching and self-deprecating account of growing up in 1970s Wolverhampton. 

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

When Edinburgh’s pandas disappear suspicion falls on gangsters from Glasgow. 

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

As featured in the top Edinburgh Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror. 

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

Notes towards a new show from ‘the world’s greatest living stand-up’ (Times). 

Hair of the Wild

Hair of the Wild

Internationally renowned artist Concha Vidal presents an evocative site-specific performance in a hairdressing salon. 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed by Bear Grylls on Celebrity Island, scrawny Fringe legend Watson returns with his show about empathy: one of the top-ten best… 

xoxo moongirl

xoxo moongirl

What’s better than a one-woman show? A one-woman show with a trapeze hanging from the ceiling, like Chekov’s gun over the mantelpiece. 

Lucy Farrett: Lois

Lucy Farrett: Lois

Character comedy is a difficult discipline at the best of times and, with a trope as thoroughly picked-over as the oblivious action-hero, it asks at lot from a performer to find so… 

First Time

First Time

This is definitely not the first time I have seen a play about being gay or about the AIDS epidemic, but it is the first time I have seen an eclectic and moving look at life post H… 

Mrs Shaw Herself

Mrs Shaw Herself

Mrs Shaw Herself is a one-woman show exploring the life of Charlotte Payne-Townshend AKA Mrs George Bernard Shaw. 

Tales from the Garden

Tales from the Garden

The performance opens to a figure eerily adorned in a rose-embellished mask, a luscious pink rose plugged into her mouth like a pacifier. 

Orlando

Orlando

Rocking a minimalist set of a stool and a book, Lucy Roslyn performs this one person play drawing parallels between Virginia Woolf’s classic novel, and her own tumultuous foray i… 

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Brister presents an hour’s whistle stop tour on the nature of privilege, and how we can stop it creating ‘total bell ends’. 

I'm Coming

I'm Coming

Molly Brenner’s one-woman show about her pursuit of an orgasm is an endearingly-performed trundle through her long search for sexual fulfilment. 

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

Millennial or non-millennial, any woman will be able to relate to Cat Hepburn's spoken word hour. 

Traumboy

Traumboy

In Traumboy, his one-man show about his experiences as a gay male prostitute, Daniel Hellmann emerges as a performer that is as eloquent with his voice as he is with his body. 

Green Knight

Green Knight

Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur’s finest knight. 

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

It’s a fact of life that any standup on the Fringe who is neither white nor straight is likely required to spend at least part of their show addressing it. 

Ripped

Ripped

Ripped, by Alex Gwyther is a heroic confrontation with the aftermath of a male sexual assault. 

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Mark Nelson struts on stage to banging Rammstein industrial metal, plunging headfirst into a heady rhetoric on Brexit. 

Google Me

Google Me

Google Me is the new offering from 2018 Fringe debut comedian Eleanor Colville. 

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

With First Impressions, Christina Bianco further cements her reputation as the First Lady of Impersonation. 

Big Tam's Kilted Shindig

Big Tam's Kilted Shindig

Scotch pie push-ups, cludgie clenches, haggis swings anybody? You know you want to gie ‘em a go. 

Feast

Feast

A show about food. 

Pete Nash: Where's My Money?

Pete Nash: Where's My Money?

Five years ago, Pete Nash was about to board a plane to Silicon Valley to sell his business for seven figures. 

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx is back with twice the energy and three times the sparkle, courting controversy with her own brand of comicality. 

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

Journalist Lauren Booth’s first solo show, Accidentally Muslim, promises a journey from ‘Soho hedonism’ to a shocking revelation in a mosque. 

Brandi Alexander

Brandi Alexander

Brandi Alexander has reinvented herself; a self confessed D-list night-time personality back in the saddle after a five year hiatus. 

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

When Edinburgh’s pandas disappear suspicion falls on gangsters from Glasgow. 

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Kilara Sen, a female Japanese comedian from Tokyo, won’t wear surgical masks like other Japanese! This is her debut one-hour show on the Fringe. 

Iain Stirling: Work in Progress

Iain Stirling: Work in Progress

BAFTA Award-winning comedian Iain Stirling returns to the Fringe following a sell-out tour, with a load of new jokes, read off notes. 

Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... Confessions of a Club Comic

Comedian, author and, most recently, idiot who agreed to be tortured on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi is a woman of many parts. 

Emma Shaw: Help

Emma Shaw: Help

Emma Shaw needs help. 

Bring Back the 80s

Bring Back the 80s

Join award-winning comedian James Alderson as he takes a hilarious double A-sided trip down memory lane to see if it really is better now than in the 80s, before he gets much older… 

A(Poke)alypse Now – Mamoirs of a Gieza; I'm Still Here

A(Poke)alypse Now – Mamoirs of a Gieza; I'm Still Here

Queer, political theatre that tells a tale of feminist self-empowerment and delivers a powerful manifesto of self-realisation, erotic positivity and physical fulfilment. 

Drinking and Unemployment: A New Play About Work

Drinking and Unemployment: A New Play About Work

Sociologist-turned-detective Caleb Rutherford steps into a hall of mirrors exposing real people through their professions while thinking he has nothing to reveal about himself. 

The Best of Northern

The Best of Northern

North East comedians on one exclusive line-up! Hot on the heels of our popular compilation showcases, it felt only right to bring you some of finest comics who regularly stand-up a… 

The Mother Music Daughter Dance

The Mother Music Daughter Dance

The Mother Music Daughter Dance is a lively, funny, bittersweet theatrical duet between a real-life mother and daughter. 

Minor Disruptions

Minor Disruptions

Was childhood really a simpler time, full of innocence and happiness? Katie Paterson’s weird, anarchic and hilarious solo endurance test invites the audience to play and share in… 

Better Than Dying Alone

Better Than Dying Alone

Ménage à trois. 

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 

Searching for My Father

Searching for My Father

Searching For My Father is Glen’s personal journey after the loss of his father at a young age and growing up searching through the lessons learned as a child to discovering his fa… 

300 to 1

300 to 1

What’s better than a glorious death? Escaping his war poetry homework, 15-year-old Elliot re-enacts the movie 300 to the ghosts of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. 

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

Number eight will have you totally whelmed! 10 things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew will take you back the good old days, when we worried about Y2K, wore butterfly clips in our … 

Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted

Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted

Actor, comedian and social media superstar Celeste Barber is the self-proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low-budget lifestyle aspiration. 

Unexpected Turbulence

Unexpected Turbulence

Bienvenue à bord this non-stop flight from Paris to Cincinnati featuring Crystelle the flight attendant. 

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

The debut stand-up hour from Arnab Chanda (Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC’s Pls Like, 2018 Writers Guild nominee) who was born in Yorkshire, but grew up abroad, but lives in Londo… 

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

The funny side of Australia. 

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

Richard Wright is just happy to be involved. 

Harun Musho'd: Dark Side of Harun

Harun Musho'd: Dark Side of Harun

Harun Musho’d’s second solo stand-up show compares life and events in the 70s and today. 

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

Chris returns to the Fringe with his third solo show. 

The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family

The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family

Helene is excited to throw Gordon’s birthday party, but Gordon isn’t happy about turning 70. 

Catching Rainbows

Catching Rainbows

Kerry has broken the habit of a lifetime – pleasing people. 

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Experience the dark and hidden atmosphere of the Detective Inspector John Rebus books which are written by best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin. 

Omid Djalili: Work in Progress

Omid Djalili: Work in Progress

Legendary festival favourite, stand-up comedian, film and television star Omid Djalili returns for eight shows only. 

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

The award-winning Aussie comedian is back with a brand-new show, taking on the end of the world. 

Caspar Thomas: The Art of Close-Up Magic

Caspar Thomas: The Art of Close-Up Magic

Magic as equally stunning as the skill is completely hidden. 

Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I

Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I

The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back makes his much-anticipated return to the Edinburgh Fringe stage with a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Sha… 

Abracalabrador

Abracalabrador

Join three-time Magicians’ Circle Very Good Boy nominee Rory the Retriever as he delights and surprises with his magical repertoire of tricks and illusions. 

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

Despite the title, it transpires that Joz Norris is not dead, but is merely busy having a bath. 

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

Brett Johnson’s Poly-Theist is a charming and quirky peek into the world of polyamory. 

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind is a show not to miss. 

Grave

Grave

In a remote graveyard in the October dusk, it’s time for newly orphaned Jen to learn that the monsters were in her heart all along. 

Rob Kemp – Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer

Rob Kemp – Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer

The closest I get to remembering my dreams are the ideas that occur during the thin veil between sleep and awake, where your mind wanders unimpeded and undirected. 

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age is just a number. 

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

Star of Scot Squad, Darren Connell comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for one night only! Nominated for a BAFTA, Darren is best known for portraying the lovable Bobby Muir on B… 

I Pilgrim

I Pilgrim

I Pilgrim is a funny and personal evening with Australian actor Alan Lovell. 

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass. 

Churn

Churn

Time heals all wounds, but Shane’s healing might take a millennium. 

Andrew White: Retirement Tour

Andrew White: Retirement Tour

What do you do when life comes to a crossroads? Write a show about it, of course! At 19 years old, Andrew White can’t help but question his next steps: should he keep slogging it… 

Bony Tony's Silly Show

Bony Tony's Silly Show

Silly (adj. 

Voice of Authority

Voice of Authority

European premiere. 

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

A dissection of one of comedy’s rising stars. 

The South Afreakins

The South Afreakins

Gordon and Helene are stuck in South Africa and in their rut. 

Am I Blue

Am I Blue

Fans (and foes) of Eat Pray Love will love this Just For Laughs Award-nominated show which takes you on the hilarious journey of what “finding yourself” actually looks like. 

Johannes Dullin Plays the Devil

Johannes Dullin Plays the Devil

Don’t read this!! These words will force you to see a German/Swiss character-sincere-existentialist stand-up comic taking an exhilarating ride on the dark side of human existence… 

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

France. 

The Ballad of Mulan

The Ballad of Mulan

A woman, a warrior, a Chinese legend – Michelle Yim (The Empress and Me) brings to life the real Mulan who, to save her family’s honour, disguised herself as a man and joined the… 

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Award-winning comedian. 

Unmeetables

Unmeetables

Are you saving the world? If you’re reading this, you’re a win-winner. 

Amy Matthews: The Life Aquatic with Amy Matthews

Amy Matthews: The Life Aquatic with Amy Matthews

Amy Matthews blends observational routines with offbeat whimsy, resigning to the absurdity of modern life. 

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben is milleni-ill. 

Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This...

Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This...

As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show. 

Bananas

Bananas

Ever felt like you’re not quite the full fruit bowl? Comedian Anna Clifford brings you hilarious stand-up comedy weaved together with clever spoken word to leave you feeling like y… 

Richard Pulsford: Roll Up for the Smirking Break

Richard Pulsford: Roll Up for the Smirking Break

Stand up comedy from the master of wordplay, Richard Pulsford, in his sixth year with The Scottish Comedy Festival at The Beehive Inn. 

Conversations With Van Gogh

Conversations With Van Gogh

Conversations With Van Gogh – Hannah has lost faith in everything and everyone, except maybe Vincent van Gogh; but if all life is creation, then surely she can find the meaning o… 

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Freaks!

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Freaks!

Wonderfully weird characters collide as award-winning cabaret comedian Tracey Collins returns with her new show Tina T’urner Tea Lady and Freaks! Fantasy, obsession and loss come… 

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

Pip Utton returns with last year’s smash hit. 

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

Madame Komondor Will See You Now is a wildly interactive solo comedy show that probes everything from excessive male masturbation to enhancing a woman’s pleasure. 

Sunset

Sunset

In a house in the hills at the end of the day a grandmother remembers her first date, the man she married and the ups and downs of their life together. 

The Sensemaker

The Sensemaker

Hilarious yet uncomfortable, The Sensemaker shows a woman battling with an answering machine. 

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

After receiving a scathing audience review, failed performer Oskar Schortz saw two options: to deal with it and move on; or to dwell, lament and plan the downfall of his arch-criti… 

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

Multi award-winning comedian/activist, putting up her dukes and picking her battles! Trump, terrorists and everything in between. 

The Official Edinburgh Fringe Christmas Show

The Official Edinburgh Fringe Christmas Show

Richard Duffy’s been celebrating Christmas every day since the day he was born. 

The Stand's Pick of the Fringe

The Stand's Pick of the Fringe

The Stand Comedy Club’s hand-picked selection of great comedy at the Fringe at The Stand’s New Town Theatre almost every Friday and Saturday night. 

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

Help Michelle celebrate her first time. 

Fempire: Mess by Kirsten Vangsness

Fempire: Mess by Kirsten Vangsness

We all are a mess, I guess. In Mess, Kirsten Vangsness of Criminal Minds explores the non-linearity of time, visible quantum objects, monsters, kittens and Christian rock. 

Simon Caine: Every Room Becomes a Panic Room When You Overthink Enough

Simon Caine: Every Room Becomes a Panic Room When You Overthink Enough

Are you an overthinker? Then this is the comedy show for you. 

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Fresh from touring the UK and Australia, the feel-good comedy maestro. 

Funny Stories About Pain

Funny Stories About Pain

Funny Stories About Pain is a one-hour journey through some decidedly not-funny events in the life of comedian Troy Alan, which would amount to a depressing Ted Talk if Troy couldn… 

Before

Before

Triple Fringe First, Olivier, and Herald Angel award winners Fishamble and Pat Kinevane present Before, a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin on the very day this … 

Anna Nicholson: Get Happy

Anna Nicholson: Get Happy

Following her critically acclaimed debut show Woman of the Year, meet Anna’s brand-new characters and join some returning favourites all trying to Get Happy. 

Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott

Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott

At age seven, Phil was sent to Dublin by his single mother, Philomena, to be raised by her parents so she could earn enough money to survive. 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

‘One morning as Greta Samsa was waking from anxious dreams she discovered that in bed she had changed. 

Deer Woman

Deer Woman

Her name is Lila, and she’s a proud Blackfoot woman, she tells us. 

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Australian comedian and tracksuit enthusiast Daniel Muggleton’s just woke enough to know he’s an asshole. 

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

‘Edgy and very funny’ (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club). 

Scottee: Class

Scottee: Class

Scottee grew up around mould, mice and clothes off the market. 

Lulu Popplewell: The Humble Bumhole

Lulu Popplewell: The Humble Bumhole

It’s March as I write this, so who knows what the show will be by August. 

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

The ever-evolving show returns! Still trying to be good, still failing. 

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live at the Apollo. 

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

Stevenage soft lad Jacob Hawley presents ruminations on love, youth and mental health. 

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one-man show Johnny Irish to Edinburgh, which includes stories from the odd man’s life, delicately crafted one-liners and musical come… 

Danny Posthill Is That Bloke Who Does Voices

Danny Posthill Is That Bloke Who Does Voices

See That Bloke Who Does Voices where impressionist Danny Posthill tells us about how Johnny Vegas helped him get over his anxiety, the incident of Dianne Abbot blocking him on Twit… 

Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Godmother of Scottish comedy. 

Dummy

Dummy

A comedy about the autistic spectrum. 

Louise Leigh Identifiable

Louise Leigh Identifiable

Can you be a perfect wife and mother and stay true to your inner weirdo? For years, Louise Leigh has been listening to the voice telling her that to be a proper woman you have to b… 

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

Since she was seventeen, Caitlin Cook has lived by a code: if something scares her, she has to do it. 

Matt Richardson: Imposter

Matt Richardson: Imposter

Multi award-winning Matt brings a brand-new ‘high wattage’ (Guardian) show to Edinburgh. 

Zane Helberg – Live from Rehab

Zane Helberg – Live from Rehab

A hilarious and cathartic stand-up show by comedian Zane Helberg. 

Archie Maddocks: Big Dick Energy

Archie Maddocks: Big Dick Energy

Life’s getting a bit serious innit? Political instability, social politics making people less social – life now is guilt, followed by shame. 

Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. 

The Presented

The Presented

A struggling artist working at a movie theater, Chris goes on a surreal adventure into his subconscious while popping popcorn. 

Sarah Lee: Half a Man

Sarah Lee: Half a Man

A half-hour from half a man (her father was a man). 

Burns for Brunch

Burns for Brunch

Hungover, perhaps, but not yet hung out to dry, Robert Burns awakes in Auld Reekie 2019 sharing his thoughts, poems and songs, casting a satiric eye around his Scotland and ours. 

Will Mars: Phoenix

Will Mars: Phoenix

Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is fast making a name for himself as a down-at-heel yet lovable international star. 

Justin Heyes – White Muslim

Justin Heyes – White Muslim

After being nominated for the Best Comedy award at the Perth FringeWorld, Justin Heyes brings his new show White Muslim to the Fringe! A British comedian living in Malaysia, conver… 

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

‘Edgy and very funny’ (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club). 

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

What is love? An unknown quantity, a mesmerising spiritual gift or a song by Haddaway? Love guru Dr Lara Love heals our loveless society in one enlightening hour. 

Javier Jarquin is Boring AF

Javier Jarquin is Boring AF

Javier is boring. 

Blindingly Obvious

Blindingly Obvious

After an exciting year of nationwide festival debuts, Richard Wheatley returns to where it all began one year ago. 

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Multi award-winning Collier is back with her brand new stand-up show. 

I’m Just Kidneying

I’m Just Kidneying

Amanda donated her kidney for her sister. 

All Work, No Play

All Work, No Play

We all have to work. 

60 Minutes to Save the World – Vladimir McTavish

60 Minutes to Save the World – Vladimir McTavish

Fake news, global warming, austerity, terrorism, the car crash that is Brexit. 

Orlando Baxter: Finding Mariah

Orlando Baxter: Finding Mariah

Orlando Baxter explores the struggles of trying to reconnect with an absentee parent and the conversation that led to him discovering that he might have a half-sister. 

Ticker

Ticker

Ticker follows twenty-something Spencer, a Geordie millennial who is deeply in love with the inestimable Gabi. 

Phil Ellis: Au Revoir

Phil Ellis: Au Revoir

Phil says goodbye to Edinburgh forever. 

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee didn’t have a show this year, he was worried he was going to have to start knowing about politics or something to find something to write about. 

Christianity and Me

Christianity and Me

Nick Dixon is considering doing something so controversial and shameful he will be ridiculed and hated by the comedy community, his family, and most of the country. 

David Kay

David Kay

David Kay, one of the hidden gems of the Scottish comedy circuit, laconic, quirky, surreal, unexpected and awesome. 

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Ever try to do two things at once? Sameer is a PhD student and a comedian. 

Raymond Mearns – Confessions of a Control Freak!

Raymond Mearns – Confessions of a Control Freak!

Nobody wants to see a film about somebody who had a great life, was successful and lucky in love! Whilst everybody would love that life, it’s not very compelling! In fact it’s bori… 

I, Tom Mayhew

I, Tom Mayhew

Tom Mayhew (BBC New Comedy Award semi-finalist 2018) was unemployed for three years from the age of 18. 

Tumours

Tumours

Jay is 27. 

I Want an Irish Passport

I Want an Irish Passport

Everyone wants an Irish passport but what does being Irish really mean? Is there more than just drinking and the craic? Award-winning comic Mary Bourke presents a hilarious show on… 

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

What is love? An unknown quantity, a mesmerising spiritual gift or a song by Haddaway? Love guru Dr Lara Love heals our loveless society in one enlightening hour. 

Craig Campbell's Joyful Pain

Craig Campbell's Joyful Pain

The craziest third of The Dinks and The Lumberjacks comedy trios, this ‘fantastic yarn weaver’ (Time Out) surges into his 30th year of stand-up and 20th since first performing at t… 

Robin Morgan: What a Man, What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)

Robin Morgan: What a Man, What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man (Say It Again Now)

Following a sell-out 2018 Fringe and debut UK tour, the ‘utterly hilarious’ **** (BroadwayBaby. 

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (in a Year)

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (in a Year)

In 2018 Samantha, ‘one of the funniest ladies on the planet’ (RemoteGoat. 

Gavin Webster: Buddhism and Other Such Rubbish

Gavin Webster: Buddhism and Other Such Rubbish

Buddhism? Absolute nonsense! I’m appalled about it or something. 

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

Dave is a number-one bestselling author, he has presented for BBC, written for the Guardian, the Telegraph, Metro and Cosmopolitan and even got an award at the Houses of Parliament… 

Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?

Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?

Retired children’s TV pioneer Peter Fleming needs your help. 

Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin'

Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin'

A debut hour of material from one of the fastest-rising acts in the UK. 

In the Shadow of the Black Dog

In the Shadow of the Black Dog

All the Pigs presents an endearing dark comedy about Alquist, who is suspended in an adolescent mindset trying to start life over, leading him to challenge his beliefs about what i… 

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Impressionist, comedian and singer Naomi brings to life all your favourite stars in her brand-new show. 

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix has just come back from his first world tour. 

Nick Everritt: The Deconstruction

Nick Everritt: The Deconstruction

Watch in awe as a man in a suit demonstrates his mastery of every genre of comedy. 

Alfie Brown: Imagination

Alfie Brown: Imagination

This is a brand-new hour from Alfie Brown about family, friendship and inherited belief. 

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Brand-new hour of opinionated, no holds barred stand-up from Liverpool Comedian of the Year Winner, English Comedian of the Year Finalist and Dave’s Best Joke of the Fringe Winne… 

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

The star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour ever! See him before he heads off. 

Michael Legge: The Idiot

Michael Legge: The Idiot

‘The angriest man in UK comedy is back at the Fringe for another hour of spleen-venting, more misanthropic, bitter and agitated than ever’ **** (Chortle. 

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks, examines conduct (in the media, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually). 

Seymour Mace is My Name Climb Up My Nose and Sit in My Brain

Seymour Mace is My Name Climb Up My Nose and Sit in My Brain

Join me inside my own head for an all-singing, all-dancing exploration of my f*cked-up brain. 

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Thus far, Paul has lived his life content in the understanding that stability and emotional happiness were lovely ideas but not really for him. 

Absolutely Reliable!

Absolutely Reliable!

Times are tough for George. 

Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

Award-winning classical pianist Ingrid Cusido will give a piano recital with works including Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor, Beethoven Pastoral Sonata and works of Brahms and Granad… 

Big Wendy

Big Wendy

2018 was going to be Emily’s year. 

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier guides you through her favourite opera plots, with jokes, dramatic death scenes, and a Nessun Dorma singalong! The joyfully ridiculous and self-proclaimed anti-di… 

Naomi Karavani: Dominant

Naomi Karavani: Dominant

Whoever said that women should rule the world clearly hadn’t met Naomi. 

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

‘Character comedy at its finest’ ***** (EdFestMag. 

Kaned Laughter

Kaned Laughter

Award-winning writer and broadcaster, Russ Kane, brings his London and LA sell-out one-man show to Edinburgh for the first time. 

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray brings the mellow thunder to the Fringe with a brand-new stand-up show with a great new zeitgeisty title that the kids will love. 

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried to Ban

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried to Ban

Sarcastic nonsense, ridiculous stories and crackpot theories. 

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

A presentation of visionary (ridiculous) ideas from an apocalyptic clown man. 

Serena Flynn: Baubo Goddess of Filth

Serena Flynn: Baubo Goddess of Filth

Your worst and best possible self. 

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

A comedy show about definitely not wanting kids. 

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

Don’t be bullied into cheering up or thinking positive. 

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

‘Call me Ishmael. 

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood has never been on TV so you know what he’s doing must be good. 

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

Laurence Tuck is turning 40, and what has he done? Bugger all! He has been a cataclysmic failure. 

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson (as seen on BBC1) brings his hotly anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. 

Donald Alexander: The Great

Donald Alexander: The Great

Scottish Comedy Award winner Donald Alexander is back with more long-limbed and surreal stand up. 

Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness

Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness

Following the murder of his father, hard hitting and critically acclaimed northern comedian Chris McGlade is attempting to lay to rest the ghosts that have haunted him ever since. 

David Ephgrave: Niche - CANCELLED

David Ephgrave: Niche - CANCELLED

David’s not for everybody, but is being an acquired taste an advantage? And after 38 years on the planet, is this daily-blogging comic any closer to finding his niche? Among best j… 

Sam Nicoresti: UFO

Sam Nicoresti: UFO

In 1998, Sam Nicoresti was abducted by aliens. 

Marc Jennings: Getting Going

Marc Jennings: Getting Going

Join rising star of Scottish comedy Marc Jennings for his debut solo show at The Stand Comedy Club. 

Ross Leslie: Pretty Shy for a White Guy

Ross Leslie: Pretty Shy for a White Guy

The long-awaited debut Fringe show from Leslie is here. 

Jim Campbell: Beef

Jim Campbell: Beef

Jim Campbell descends from the infamous Scottish clan who inspired one of Game of Thrones’ most brutal moments. 

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC is the debut show from British-born Chinese comedian Matthew Fong. 

IvankaPlay

IvankaPlay

She’s hot, rich and f*cking powerful. 

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

The Bristolian bumbling ex-darts champ is back. 

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

Disappear down the rabbit hole of a fool’s mind. 

George Fouracres: Gentlemon

George Fouracres: Gentlemon

George Fouracres, Wolverhampton’s fancy-pantsiest son, tells stories of a Black Country childhood, sings ancient ballads, becomes occasional grotesques and splatters his odd brain … 

Audacious Mr Astley

Audacious Mr Astley

Meet the man who invented circuses! From cavalry hero to circus founder, Sergeant-Major Philip Astley is the real Greatest Showman, telling first-hand of the dawn and spread of cir… 

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Identity politics. 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

In 2017, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. 

The Man

The Man

The Man is a sketch comedy and one-man performance piece from the side-splittingly funny Patrick McPherson, returning to Edinburgh after 2018’s five-star, Fringe sell-out Camels. 

Catching Comets

Catching Comets

After discovering a comet hurtling towards Earth, Toby snaps and turns into the action hero in his own movie on a mission to save the world from impending doom. 

The Pat Hobby Stories

The Pat Hobby Stories

F Scott Fitzgerald’s sparkling, waggish tales of 1939 Hollywood delightfully rendered by LA-born actor Paul Birchard. 

I Run

I Run

I Run is a Danish one-man play about running and grief. 

Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

All new material from prolific Canadian superstar. 

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

In his debut show, character comedian Raphael Wakefield charts the rise and fall of his idol, Arsène Wenger, and asks what it means to become successful. 

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie returns with more historical comedy, characters and stand-up. 

Saskia Preston: Ninety-Five

Saskia Preston: Ninety-Five

Debut show from Saskia Preston, writer for Radio 4’s The Now Show and News Quiz, and 4 Extra’s Newsjack. 

Flora Anderson: Romantic

Flora Anderson: Romantic

Ridiculously self-aware middle-class dreamer Flora does a show about trying and failing to be creative in the big city. 

Robin Grainger: Dog Complex

Robin Grainger: Dog Complex

Robin Grainger (Best Newcomer nominee, Scottish Comedy Awards) just got a dog. 

Tom Crosbie: Nerd World Problems

Tom Crosbie: Nerd World Problems

Performing nerd Tom Crosbie may not have the answers to any global issues, but, for an hour, he transports you to his land of whimsy, where his concentrated nerdistry reduces life’… 

Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove

Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove

Winner of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award 2018 and the reigning Scottish Comedian of the Year, Stephen brings his much anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. 

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Hotly anticipated debut from promising newcomer. 

Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster

Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster

Who are we? What are we doing here? Do you like me? And what are you saying behind my back? Let’s all get together and definitively find out if I’m the best or worst person you… 

James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

Joyful, daring and undeniably sharp, God Damn Fancy Man is the hotly anticipated new show from critically-acclaimed, internationally award-winning comedian James Nokise. 

Daniel Nils Roberts: The History of the World in 1 Hour

Daniel Nils Roberts: The History of the World in 1 Hour

An absurd multimedia pelt through the history of everything. 

Eshaan Akbar: Infidel-ity

Eshaan Akbar: Infidel-ity

What does it take to be a man these days? After #MeToo, incel attacks and man buns, Eshaan Akbar explores masculinity and his relationship with men, women and himself. 

Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

The future is uncertain. 

Searchers

Searchers

Taigé Lauren presents one woman’s journey to find what makes an American. 

Oh Yes Oh No

Oh Yes Oh No

This is about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics. 

Ken Cheng: To All the Racists I've Blocked Before

Ken Cheng: To All the Racists I've Blocked Before

Star of BBC Radio 4’s Chinese Comedian and co-host of E4’s The Hangover Games, Ken Cheng is back with a complete treatise on racism. 

Girl Wasp

Girl Wasp

Bees are immediately punished for their stings. 

(I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of the Odyssey

(I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of the Odyssey

Black Ulysses awakens on an exotic island where he seeks refuge from a society rife with gun violence and oppression. 

Martin Marki

Martin Marki

This is the debut solo show of the most unknown Norwegian, Martin Marki. 

Rachel Creeger – Hinayni!

Rachel Creeger – Hinayni!

Seeing herself in someone else’s reflection highlights honest thoughts Rachel only admits to herself in the middle of the night. 

My Father the Tantric Masseur

My Father the Tantric Masseur

A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur. 

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

In September 1996, Channel 4 screened a documentary about River Phoenix as a gay icon. 

Joe Rooney: Shut Your Cakehole

Joe Rooney: Shut Your Cakehole

Joe Rooney (Father Ted’s Father Damo) returns to the Fringe with an evening of stand-up and music. 

Alaska

Alaska

Alaska is a funny, magical trip to the moon, with singing and dancing thrown in: one woman’s extraordinary story of how she survived growing up with severe depression. 

Ladybones

Ladybones

Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel. 

Arthur

Arthur

Do your genes fix your future? Do you have any say? Performed in your home, this is a startling confrontation with the inescapability of being you. 

JJ Whitehead: Five Times I Lied to Myself

JJ Whitehead: Five Times I Lied to Myself

Nobel Prize-winning comedian JJ Whitehead returns with a show about lying. 

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and… 

Jan Ravens: Who Do I Think I Am?

Jan Ravens: Who Do I Think I Am?

Jan Ravens is best-known as the star of BBC’s Dead Ringers. 

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Last year’s smash hit show is back (and slightly updated) by popular demand. 

Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night

Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night

Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year makes his Fringe debut after performing as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve in … 

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Konstantin Kisin, who made international headlines by refusing to sign a safe space contract for a university gig, offers an intelligent, uncompromising look at free speech and “wo… 

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is?

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is?

Josh has appeared on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, The Tracey Ullman Show, BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers and 4Extra’s Newsjack. 

Something About Simon

Something About Simon

Paul Simon is a name that has cemented itself into the Hearts and Bones of audiences all over the world. 

Fragility of Man

Fragility of Man

After a total sell-out run in 2018 with In Loyal Company, David William Bryan returns with a brand-new solo play exploring the effects of one man’s lifelong battle with the justice… 

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Three years ago comedian Lucy Frederick – ‘Delightful’ (BroadwayBaby. 

David Mills: A More Dynamite Future

David Mills: A More Dynamite Future

Focus people! Shit’s about to get real. 

Jo Caulfield: Killing Time

Jo Caulfield: Killing Time

Jo Caulfield strides on stage with all the self-assuredness of the seasoned performer that she is. 

It Is a Truth...

It Is a Truth...

When it comes to empowerment, Jaleelah Galbraith believes today’s feminists should look to Sense and Sensibility instead of Single Ladies. 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown is charming and disgusting. 

James Dean Is Dead! (Long Live James Dean)

James Dean Is Dead! (Long Live James Dean)

Springing up from the wreckage of his famous car (a Spider), James Dean talks honestly, candidly and sometimes with discomfort about his life. 

Grace

Grace

Katie Reddin-Clancy’s solo show has the potential to be fantastic – with a delicious, sharply observed script that is slickly performed. 

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates. 

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? Fresh from a sell-out UK tour; Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe,… 

Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

It has often been said that Myra DuBois is an act way ahead of her time. 

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

The back room at Dragonfly is unassuming. 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

"If there are any reviewers in tonight, gimme four stars. 

Ivy Paige: Seduction

Ivy Paige: Seduction

Ivy Paige opens her show gliding on stage in full sequins and crystals, elegantly poised as the heady beats of It’s Raining Men blasts in the background. 

Grace Notes

Grace Notes

Becky Williams delivers an emotionally charged monologue about murderess Grace Miller somewhat reluctantly seeking a second chance at series of rehab sessions entitled Notes. 

Status

Status

Chris Thorpe's solo show for this year is about grappling with national identity as a white british man. 

Harpy

Harpy

Harpy is an intricate portrayal of a nuisance neighbour, with more nuances than one would expect to squeeze into a one hour show. 

Antling

Antling

What happens when a fortysomething single woman rediscovers her childhood crush on an 80s pop icon? A liberation from pissed off boredom and an awakening of sexual fantasies. 

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

After an absence of two years, the Perthshire farmer returns to Edinburgh with another trailer load of tales of rural life and how country people view the outside world. 

How to Do Acting (Properly)

How to Do Acting (Properly)

This curious interactive lecture given by actress and software business advisor Zoe Cunningham offers some great advice and practical tips for anyone who wants to do acting (proper… 

The Dame

The Dame

Peter Duncan’s The Dame is hosted at The Dome, one of Edinburgh’s glitziest and most glamorous buildings. 

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason is a silly man who made me cry with laughter today. 

Bob Doolally

Bob Doolally

The legendary retired football manager turned alcoholic pundit from hell is back. 

Enough

Enough

Can the liberation of one award-winning self-harming poet-dietitian be connected to all liberation? A powerful look at one woman’s story of living through a traumatised body in the… 

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle sheds light on the brutal (and often hidden) male world of bare knuckle fighting. 

Brawn

Brawn

Brawn is a portal into the world of a young man named Ryan. 

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music. 

I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant

I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant

This unbelievably ambitious, deluded, multiple job-applicant failure attempts to inspire his audiences to become the best they can be. 

Telling the Wrong Man He Had Cancer and Other Hilarious Stories

Telling the Wrong Man He Had Cancer and Other Hilarious Stories

Kevin Jones qualified in Medicine from Liverpool University. 

Nerd Time's a Charm

Nerd Time's a Charm

Up ‘til now, I had only ever seen Tom Crosbie perform short spots at Fringe cabaret shows where his skill with a Rubik’s Cube and his awkward, amiable persona intrigued me. 

5 Days of Falling

5 Days of Falling

Sam Amos (TrashDollys) explores solitude and man’s inability to articulate emotion in 5 Days of Falling. 

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals is a one-person show about growing up with a disabled sibling, based on writer/performer Christina Murdock's real life experiences. 

Falling With Style 2018

Falling With Style 2018

Technical issues hampered the comic on more than one occasion, and one occasion too long to forget. 

All(most) Bach and Chopin

All(most) Bach and Chopin

Virtuoso pianist Stefan Warzycki returns to St Andrew’s and St George’s West in two recitals centred on favourite works by Bach and Chopin. 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Do you not fit into a box? Olivia (Big O) knows all too well about not fitting in: when kimchi, AKA fire-breathing garlic dragon breath, is your culture’s most famous export, how… 

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Emma Sidi’s one-woman show Faces of Grace is absolutely bonkers. 

The Big Lie

The Big Lie

If the thought of watching a one woman play about a Kurdish refugee turned lawyer helping to broker a major arms deal for a Swedish law firm doesn’t thrill you then think again, … 

Susan Macbeth

Susan Macbeth

Join this utterly compelling performer and teacher in a one-man comedic journey through education. 

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

Russell Arathoon presents his debut hour. 

Twisted

Twisted

Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes a comedic and very twisted musical journey through relationships from childhood, dating, marriage, divorce and other life experiences. 

Whispers in the Cosmos

Whispers in the Cosmos

The show isn’t entirely about space, although it takes place in space. 

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates. 

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

With her cult following for her acerbic doodles online about love, Jessie has stuff to say. 

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do. 

The Midnight Soup

The Midnight Soup

The Midnight Soup is a piece of theatre during which the audience prepare a meal that they share at the end. 

Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast

Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast

UK folk singer, cult hero and festival legend Beans on Toast makes his debut Fringe appearance. 

See-Through

See-Through

All you need is a camera, an internet connection and something to say. 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win (Work in Progress)

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win (Work in Progress)

Last year, Mark Watson – a man prone to considerable anxiety, with multiple phobias and a history of piss-poor self-esteem – was asked to go on Celebrity Island with Bear Gryll… 

Tetra-Decathlon

Tetra-Decathlon

The Tetra-Decathlon is a gruelling 14-event athletics competition, requiring a unique combination of skills to complete. 

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

Joanne Hartstone’s one-woman show is a brilliant send up to classic Golden Age Hollywood that keeps the glitz and glamour of the period whilst showing the grimy and exploitative … 

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

As a character actor, Pip Utton is renowned for his depictions of world-famous figures, ranging from Margaret Thatcher to Charles Dickens and everything in between. 

Brand-New Jew, a DNA Comedy

Brand-New Jew, a DNA Comedy

What happens when a DNA test gives an adoptee a brand-new view… of herself? Playwright and performer Monica Bauer (The Year I Was Gifted) takes on her own unexpected results, alo… 

A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

Fringe First and DarkChat Best Director winner Renny Krupinski’s new one-woman play is funny, poignant, touching and disturbing. 

Mr Lorraine

Mr Lorraine

Some people choose their alter ego. 

Mr Lorraine

Mr Lorraine

Some people choose their alter ego. 

147Hz Can't Pass

147Hz Can't Pass

147Hz Can’t Pass is the culmination of lived experience. 

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

On any given afternoon in the Fringe, you’re likely to find Simon Munnery gracing the stage of The Stand comedy club. 

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

As a huge number of the entries in the Fringe programme could tell you, the life of a stand-up is a tough one – hours and hours of unpaid work just to get a decent set together a… 

Kate Berlant: Communikate

Kate Berlant: Communikate

A master of audience coersion, Kate Berlant mines her best material from audience response rather than her own resources. 

Ladykiller

Ladykiller

With little more than a bedside lamp, a leather armchair and a helpful cadaver, The Thelmas have brought to life a deliciously morbid monologue that will please fans of Fleabag, Ma… 

On Their Own Ground

On Their Own Ground

Meet three women whose lives show that vision plus action can change anything! Join Madam C J Walker (the first self-made American female millionaire and hair-product queen), Amy A… 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is returning to Edinburgh before heading out on his first world tour. 

Missing Hypnos / Free Frestival

Missing Hypnos / Free Frestival

Ollie has chronic insomnia, a mental and physical illness that affects 10% of people in the UK. 

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker isn’t your average Orthodox Jewish man. 

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

We’ve all encountered the wine wankers’ insufferable diatribe. 

Huff

Huff

It’s hard to tell you to go see Huff at Summerhall’s CanadaHub, but I absolutely must. 

Lemons

Lemons

Doctor Klevemark isn’t a real doctor, but she believes in the power of positive thinking. 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors. 

Mistero Buffo

Mistero Buffo

Go and see this show right now. 

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

I'm sure that history will suggest otherwise but, after seeing George Steeves perform his one man show, I couldn't help but think that Stevie Wonder must have written his s… 

Everything Is Going to Be KO

Everything Is Going to Be KO

Everything’s Going to be KO begins with an educational psychologist. 

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

Grace the Former Child was diagnosed at 14 with bipolar disorder. 

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

Sam is a young Kiwi who discovers the thrill and adrenaline of following professional rugby. 

The Pew With a View

The Pew With a View

Bums on seats, eh? Ever wondered what a church pew sees and hears? Come and hear it from the pew itself. 

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Tim Renkow insists he’s spent the last decade on the comedy circuit trying to find a social or racial group that he’s NOT able to insult, because that would mean – as a disab… 

Canoe

Canoe

“Who are we, now that we don’t have kids?” Matthew Roberts performs as three key characters in this touching one-man performance: as two fathers, David and Tom, that lose the… 

How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy

How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy

The award-winning true story of David Kaye’s attempt to bring peace to the Middle East. 

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals

A kick. 

David Mills: Focus People!

David Mills: Focus People!

David Mills is always well turned out: sharp-suited, finely tuned, sitting on his stool like some Easy Listening Singer from a bygone age. 

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

So what exactly IS the Trouble with Scott Capurro? Is it that this left-leaning liberal American (yes, he’s the one, apparently) seemingly talks without pausing for breath? (“Are y… 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix strides on the stage and immediately takes some shots at the easier targets in the front of the audience. 

Zugunruhe

Zugunruhe

Zugunruhe (zoo-gun-rue): an ornithology term for ‘migratory restlessness in birds’. 

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

Jessimae Peluso is an American stand-up comedian and television personality. 

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma: A Human Voice is a one-person performance focused on portraying and contrasting two characters from the early 1900s. 

Never Vera Blue

Never Vera Blue

Never Vera Blue is a brave and commendable production, which interrogates the effects of gaslighting in an emotionally abusive relationship. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

As the lights go down, the audience are met with a film playing on a screen, with a voiceover asking various people of diverse identities what utopia means to them. 

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users – Level 2

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users – Level 2

Are you fork-friendly? Do you have spoon-sense? Can you safely operate a butter knife? If you own or use cutlery or know someone who does then this deadly serious presentation is f… 

Daniel Kitson: Good for Glue

Daniel Kitson: Good for Glue

Because he’s an idiot, in thrall to his own imagined past, Daniel Kitson (41) has decided to perform an unfinished show that starts at midnight in a room that gets debilitatingly h… 

A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

Fringe First and DarkChat Best Director winner Renny Krupinski’s new one-woman play is funny, poignant, touching and disturbing. 

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

Wonderfully unexpected opportunities can occur at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; even more so at the 'Free' variety. 

Bottom

Bottom

Willy Hudson’s heart-filled, charming and hysterical one man show storms the stage at Summerhall and sheds light on the hugely under-discussed areas of gay sexual politics with d… 

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

Henry Café, quiz host and death investigator, investigates death and hosts a quiz. 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Stunning, skilful magic from Caspar Thomas. 

Anna Morris: Bombastic

Anna Morris: Bombastic

The award-winning character comedian and star of Channel 4’s Lee and Dean celebrates four sell-out shows at the Voodoo Rooms with a mash-up of her favourite creations. 

John Hegley: New and Selected

John Hegley: New and Selected

He came to our home with my Grandmother. 

Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves

Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves

Join Jewish comedian of the year and wheelchair enthusiast Aaron Simmonds for his show all about love, sex and Harry Potter. BBC New Comedian finalist 2017. 

Lloyd Langford: Why the Big Face?

Lloyd Langford: Why the Big Face?

A brand-new and free stand-up show from one of the biggest faces in comedy. 

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

James Farmer (writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Last Leg) is back for an hour of jokes about being a big scaredy cat. 

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

What if you were taught how to be a man but you weren’t yet a man? So you un-taught yourself and then you learned again from someone else and they were also wrong. 

Live the Laugh

Live the Laugh

‘Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up’ **** (ThreeWeeks). 

Nick Hall: Peninsula

Nick Hall: Peninsula

No man is an island. 

Universal Dad: Searching for Pop

Universal Dad: Searching for Pop

PJ Landers brings his new story Searching for Pop to Edinburgh for the first time. 

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

Tom Little won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015, was a BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014 finalist, and appeared in both Pleasance Comedy Reserve and Big Value showcase… 

Lia Hatzakis – Onion Gum

Lia Hatzakis – Onion Gum

Lia Hatzakis delivers a multi-character show, playing every member of the Onion family. 

Blaise White Changes the World

Blaise White Changes the World

As a kid you’re told you know nothing. 

Pigeon Man Apocalypse

Pigeon Man Apocalypse

William Whitehurst’s savage and unflinching examination of abuse and isolation is given wings in the shape of Arthur Cork, performed by the award-winning Corin Rhys Jones. 

This Sentence is the Title of the Show

This Sentence is the Title of the Show

Al Lubel also considered Mean Jewish Boy and Boy of Inaction as titles. 

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. 

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison’s latest multiple-character show. 

Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful

Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful

Poet and raconteur Tina Sederholm has long been an adult, but still feels like a problem child. 

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Ever heard a bald man sing Rihanna? As seen at the biggest comedy clubs in the world, including Caroline’s on Broadway in NYC and Yuk Yuk’s in Toronto – ‘exceptionally funny’ (Ma… 

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

Maxine Jones, 62, has left home on a bicycle to become a nomad. 

Jay Handley: White Jesus

Jay Handley: White Jesus

After the success of last year’s show, Hansplaining, Jay Handley returns to the Fringe to share more wrong-headed opinions on matters he should probably leave well alone. 

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

The funny side of Australia. 

The Selkie: A Song of Many Waters

The Selkie: A Song of Many Waters

The seal woman’s skin has been stolen, stranding her on a reef of rage and tragedy. 

Who Cares?

Who Cares?

Who Cares? Tracy is a mobile care worker helping people wash, dress and eat. 

Kathy Lette's Girl Talk

Kathy Lette's Girl Talk

It’s a psychological striptease with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage daughter wrangling, ageing, toy boys and Close Enco… 

Peter Brush: Chasing Snails

Peter Brush: Chasing Snails

Awkward jokesmith Peter Brush takes on today’s hot topics, the Bayeux Tapestry, socks, the reason why snails move so slowly, and whether you’ll think more favourably of this sh… 

White Feminist

White Feminist

Are you one of the good ones? Did you go to a women’s march? Would you boycott Becky? Tonight someone’s gonna. 

Statements

Statements

Until relatively recently in Western society, children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, or a wide range of neural and behavioural challenges, were either institutio… 

The OS Map Fan Club

The OS Map Fan Club

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show in 2017. 

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

Tormented souls, evil villains, cliched employees, best friends and invisible men – enjoy a humorous look at the evolution of gay male characters on stage and screen in the past … 

Andrew White: Coming of Age

Andrew White: Coming of Age

In 2017, Andrew White debuted his first solo show, It Was Funnier in My Head, unable to legally drink, have debt, or even get into some venues he was set to perform in! But this ye… 

It's a Dog's Brexit

It's a Dog's Brexit

EU exit day is just seven months after the Fringe. 

Limmy’s Vines

Limmy’s Vines

Limmy is perhaps best known for BBC Scotland’s Limmy’s Show, but when that came to an end, Limmy turned to Vine. 

Don Quixote Unbound

Don Quixote Unbound

Miguel de Cervantes is woken from his eternal slumber by celebrations of the anniversary of his death. 

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Friends

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Friends

Award-winning cult favourite returns after her sell-out Edinburgh debut with new musical comedy characters including the melodramatic Audrey Heartburn. 

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight

A distinguished company breathes life into the lusty age of Falstaff, including Sir John’s audacious revels with his “King-in-waiting” Prince Hal, his preoccupation with sherry sac… 

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

Master of wordplay Richard Pulsford brings his fifth solo show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

August 1916, the great explorer Alexandra David-Néel has been in her hermitage cavern in the Himalayas for two and a half years, following the teachings of her guru, the Lama Gomc… 

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

You want it. 

No Sanction

No Sanction

Reflecting myself in the mirror. 

DUPed

DUPed

Written and performed by Scotsman Fringe First Winner, John McCann (SPOILING, Traverse Theatre, 2014) and directed by Erasmus Mackenna. 

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

He doesn’t know it all but Silky can make up something plausible really quickly. 

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

Tired of watching middle-class white boys try to be funny? Come watch a middle-class brown boy (who grew up in a white society) try to be funny! After performing alongside the Camb… 

The Spider Glass

The Spider Glass

From chasing girls to catching spiders, James knows what’s expected of him as a man. 

Step Mama Drama!

Step Mama Drama!

Allison Hetzel (University of Alabama) returns to the Fringe after two successful runs of her solo show, Considering Georgia O’Keeffe (2009 and 2010). 

Social Media Suicide

Social Media Suicide

@izzybaby1991: ‘You’re invited to a very special 27th birthday party. 

The Weegies Have Stolen the One O'Clock Gun

The Weegies Have Stolen the One O'Clock Gun

When Edinburgh’s famous One O’Clock Gun goes missing the city is outraged. 

A Voice

A Voice

Paris, 1971: The optimism of the last decade is faltering, and women are fighting for equal rights. 

Filth

Filth

From the writer of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh and Harry Gibson’s relentless one-man show returns. 

Artist – Jennifer Thomson

Artist – Jennifer Thomson

Admirers of Jennifer Thomson’s cityscapes and seascapes will be intrigued to discover a different focus in her work this year. 

Don't Kill Your Darlings

Don't Kill Your Darlings

Award-winning actor Ingvild Haugstad from Det Andre Teatret tells the story of a person who retreats from the world after losing a soulmate to a freak raspberry accident. 

A Complete Waste of Time

A Complete Waste of Time

Steve Chang takes you on an introspective journey to find meaning in life by means of ayahuasca, hookers and gay conversion camp. 

I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant

I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant

This unbelievably ambitious, deluded, multiple job-applicant failure attempts to inspire his audiences to become the best they can be. 

Son of Jim

Son of Jim

‘Three years ago, while on a hunt for stationery, I opened a desk drawer in my parents’ house. 

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

2023. 

I Can't Do This

I Can't Do This

A glimpse into the mind of a 29-year-old boy, trying to be a man! The making of an Edinburgh show from the POV of a terrified performer battling against himself. 

Life and Death of a Near-Hero

Life and Death of a Near-Hero

A “nearly” comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during London Bridge terror attack in 2016. 

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Fresh from touring UK and Australia, the maestro of feel-good comedy. 

Tonight With Donny Stixx

Tonight With Donny Stixx

Superstar Donny Stixx is finally in town! Prepare to be amazed and expect the unexpected as Donny goes down in history as the greatest magician of our time! But please, no question… 

Thin Air

Thin Air

Contemporary shamanic theatre inspired by the enchantment of timeless magician poets, mystics and dervish trance, unravels the threads of our time-spun space of dreams. 

Bottled Up

Bottled Up

Meet Jeanie. 

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Come on then! (To my show. 

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous star feels it’s time to spill, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. 

Bearne the Midnight Oil

Bearne the Midnight Oil

This two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist and master of dark comedy brings an hour of finely crafted jokes with the occasional silly pun. 

Your Bard

Your Bard

Did Will Shakespeare write his plays? Spend a rip-roaring hour in the pub with the man himself! He’ll tell you all about his family, what it’s like on tour and the glory days at th… 

James Veitch's Work in Progress Show

James Veitch's Work in Progress Show

To make James Veitch better for you, he brings regular updates to improve speed and reliability. 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Yes, big topics are discussed. 

Caution: Deadline Ahead – A Comedy About Procrastination

Caution: Deadline Ahead – A Comedy About Procrastination

Devised, new-writing comedy unlike any other. 

The Voice Behind the Stars

The Voice Behind the Stars

This one-woman show tells the story of the most prolific ghost singer of all time, Marni Nixon: the best film diva you (almost) never saw. 

(sorry)

(sorry)

What does it mean to be a millennial? One stands before you, trying to process her three most pressing concerns: job exploitation, crumbling friendship and the imminent apocalypse. 

Marriage and Mayhem

Marriage and Mayhem

What is the secret to marriage? How can you laugh for 40 minutes and still come away motivated to work on the oldest institution in existence? Just come on in and find out how life… 

Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke!

Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke!

Troy Hawke returns with another riotous hour, navigating the detritus of everyday life and the divine properties of Scrabble values. 

JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs

JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs

A one-woman cabaret about history’s greatest female spies. 

The Godfather of Comedy

The Godfather of Comedy

After his last stretch in the slammer, Tony Corleone has become a sit-down comedian. 

Laura Davis: Ghost Machine

Laura Davis: Ghost Machine

A show about life. 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

A single creme brûlée can change the course of your whole life. 

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher

Kevin Precious is a former religious studies teacher. 

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Everyone is offended, everyone is a victim, no one is happy. 

Dream On – Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

Dream On – Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

‘In my view, best new show at Leicester Comedy Festival’ (Tony Booth, Leicester Comedy Festival Judge). 

Frank Lavender: Gotta Laugh

Frank Lavender: Gotta Laugh

Following his mother’s tragic death (freak accident with a Bic Razor), the misogyny apologist and comedian par excellent presents his debut hour! ‘Works the crowd like an Italian m… 

One-Man Pride and Prejudice

One-Man Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in possession of a woman’s story must be in want of a wife – to help him adapt it. 

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg is not your standard Everyman. 

James Nokise: Talk a Big Game

James Nokise: Talk a Big Game

After two years of shows on gangs, golliwogs, racism and politics, James Nokise returns to The Stand with his new show on… sports! Yep. 

Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand

Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand

You are cordially invited to the grand reopening of Ali Brice’s Lemonade Stand. 

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

Canadian comedy veteran and perpetual white belt Kevin Matviw (The Second City) returns to the Fringe with an unhinged solo sketch show filled with improv, “karate” and hilario… 

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

If you were invited to a 50th birthday party in Ibiza, would you go? To help you decide, Sarah takes you on her journey and it’s one you’ll never forget. 

David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall

David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall

The 1991 holiday camp talent show winner, frontman of Best Hertfordshire Band 1998 and Most Promising Student 2002 pinpoints where things went wrong. 

Josh Pugh: The Changingman

Josh Pugh: The Changingman

Josh Pugh: The Changingman. 

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian and new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. 

The Kinkens

The Kinkens

Kinkens is old Scots for the evasive answers to the questions of overly curious children. 

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God

Mister Tuesday, potatoes versus knives, 80s, music, future wizard, noise, monkeys, lords, frauds, the saddest pictures in the world, animal band, ways to live, ways to die. 

Keara Murphy: Furious! #MeToo Time's Up! No Bawbaggery Allowed!

Keara Murphy: Furious! #MeToo Time's Up! No Bawbaggery Allowed!

Twice featured on BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Week. 

John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party

John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party

Suited and booted Australian improv god unleashes pure comedy chaos in a basement with a live blues band. 

Tom Ward: Popcorn Lung

Tom Ward: Popcorn Lung

On the back of last year’s critically acclaimed Love Machine and an appearance on Live from the BBC (BBC Worldwide), Tom Ward is going in for a closer inspection of his favourite t… 

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes – Free

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes – Free

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. 

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Ever wanted to know the meaning of life? No, neither has Jen, she’s too busy trying to stop her twins from using her shoes as a toilet. 

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

Bethany Black is back. 

Thrown by Jodi Gray

Thrown by Jodi Gray

A microphone shaped like the human head. 

Masud Milas: Masud Abides

Masud Milas: Masud Abides

Masud Abides is the exciting follow-up show to Masud’s 2016 debut Edinburgh show, Routes. 

Allan Havey Stands Up

Allan Havey Stands Up

You’ve seen him in Mad Men, you’ve seen him in Billions, you’ve seen him in Hail Caesar! Now see why he’s one of the best stand-ups in the world working today. 

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional

Aussie Nick Elleray has been described as ‘an under-appreciated purveyor of quality downbeat comedy’ (Chortle. 

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

I’m just a comedian, standing in front of literally anything, asking it to love me. 

Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy

Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy

What type of comedian are you Gav? Hard-hitting? Are you one of these edgy types that says the unsayable or a modern consumer complaints comedian? Maybe you’re surreal and are on… 

Richard Wright: Virgin

Richard Wright: Virgin

Richard Wright is a virgin. 

Hamlet (An Experience)

Hamlet (An Experience)

After breaking new ground with their award-winning Richard III (A One Woman Show), Brite Theater are once again reinventing Shakesperian performance with this new production of Ham… 

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns

New work-in-progress solo show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy. 

Curried Mustard

Curried Mustard

Growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the West with no language, culture, personality, looks or even a clue. 

Dysney Disfunction

Dysney Disfunction

In Brexit Britain happily ever after (and UK residency) is just a marriage visa away. 

Adam Riches Is The Guy Who...

Adam Riches Is The Guy Who...

James Cook: Sarcasmic

James Cook: Sarcasmic

‘A top class comic’ (Birmingham Mail). 

Some Like It Holt

Some Like It Holt

Rosie Holt is not for everyone. 

Adele Cliff: Sheep

Adele Cliff: Sheep

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut hour, all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep. 

Zahra Barri is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra Barri is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra’s never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. 

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? Fresh from a sell-out UK tour; Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe,… 

Kit Finnie: Mabel and Mickey

Kit Finnie: Mabel and Mickey

What happens when you try to tell someone else’s story, but they’re not done talking? Kit has written a show about Mabel Normand, a notorious 1910s movie star, and the murder case … 

Claire Ford: Unboxed

Claire Ford: Unboxed

Feel like you're stuck outside the box? Then how do you think inside it? Through heartfelt storytelling, clowning and double-walled chipboard, Unboxed promises more 'brilliant, u… 

Eau de Munro

Eau de Munro

Golden Jester award winner Bob Munro presents Eau de Munro. 

10 Steps to Happiness

10 Steps to Happiness

Pebble Trust Award Winner, Runner Up Audience Choice Award, Best Comedy by IYAF nominee, Brighton Fringe 2017. 

That Daring Australian Girl

That Daring Australian Girl

The women of England demand the vote! The remarkable true story of Muriel Matters: the South-Australian actress and elocutionist who became a leading figure of the UK’s suffragette… 

Show Up

Show Up

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

I Want an Irish Passport

I Want an Irish Passport

Everyone wants an Irish passport but what does being Irish really mean? Is there more than just drinking and the craic? Award-winning comic Mary Bourke presents a hilarious show on… 

Simon Caine: Sex, Drugs and Other Things I Never Do

Simon Caine: Sex, Drugs and Other Things I Never Do

If you like pina coladas, and deep emotional pain. 

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one-man show Johnny Irish to Edinburgh which includes stories from the odd man’s life, well crafted one-liners and musical comedy. 

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes – Free Entry

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes – Free Entry

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. 

Lenny Sherman: Make the World a Better Place

Lenny Sherman: Make the World a Better Place

Fresh from filming on an upcoming comedy show for Channel 4, Lenny brings his hotly anticipated debut hour to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Alice Marshall: The Strike

Alice Marshall: The Strike

Winner of the 2017 Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Award, critically acclaimed character comedian Alice Marshall returns with a brand-new show. 

Diary of an Expat

Diary of an Expat

A one-woman show, directed by Katharina Reinthaller, telling the comic story of the encounter between modern migrant Cecilia and London – a contemporary El Dorado craved by gener… 

An Evening With Miss Wong

An Evening With Miss Wong

From laundry girl to one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars, the tragic and wonderful life of Anna May Wong. 

Jason Neale: Happy to Help

Jason Neale: Happy to Help

A comedy show of searing honesty – too much honesty if anything! Delivered in his usual no-nonsense style and jam packed with plenty of laughs throughout, Jason questions why he’… 

Ari Shaffir: Jew

Ari Shaffir: Jew

Ari Shaffir turned his last Fringe show into a Netflix special called Double Negative. 

Paul Wade: Mortal

Paul Wade: Mortal

Do you struggle to fit in in an ever-changing world? Does the speed of change make you feel old before your time? Then you know how Paul feels. 

Shady With a Chance of Sunburn

Shady With a Chance of Sunburn

Dana Alexander offers her unique and irreverent perspective in an industry that is dominated by the privileged and homogeneous – a purple sheep in a group of black sheep. 

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason’s Planet Earth is a low-budget, one-man nature documentary set in a future where our worst predictions came true – following ecological collapse, thousands of endan… 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown is charming and disgusting. 

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian and new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Yes, big topics are discussed. 

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Ever wanted to know the meaning of life? No, neither has Jen, she’s too busy trying to stop her twins from using her shoes as a toilet. 

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. 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown is charming and disgusting. 

Gareth Berliner: I Paid for 50 Minutes of Your Time

Gareth Berliner: I Paid for 50 Minutes of Your Time

Stand-up comic Gareth Berliner was cast in Coronation Street four years ago to play dodgy drug dealer Macca, and was told he didn’t need make-up! He’s also very funny. 

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. 

Alex Garner – Who?!

Alex Garner – Who?!

Who is Alex Garner anyway? A comedian, that’s who. 

Extreme MoMentum!

Extreme MoMentum!

The world’s only motivational mind reader returns to the Fringe, but this time, it’s extreme! Dangerous stunts and death-defying spectacles, all performed for your entertainmen… 

This Is Just Who I Am

This Is Just Who I Am

This is a show about identity, authenticity and the murky area between the two. 

Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob

Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame was overweight in his late childhood and obese in his early teens. 

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Darren Harriott returns with a brand new show that explores everything from the personal to the political with his trademark warmth an… 

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

After an absence of two years, the Perthshire farmer returns to Edinburgh with another trailer load of tales of rural life and how country people view the outside world. 

Lucy Frederick: Even More Naked

Lucy Frederick: Even More Naked

Some years ago, comedian Lucy Frederick appeared in a reality TV show in which she had to get naked. 

Pricks

Pricks

I’ve had over 70,000 pricks… Of the medical kind. 

Richard Wheatley: Jokes and Tales of a Second-Year Gap Student

Richard Wheatley: Jokes and Tales of a Second-Year Gap Student

Richard is Britain’s leading blind theoretical physicist turned stand-up comedian with a Blue Peter badge… well, definitely in the top three. 

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand

Making her UK debut, talented sand artist Irina Titova and her audience will travel Around the World in 80 Pictures in the spirit of Jules Verne. 

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

With her cult following for her acerbic doodles online about love, Jessie has stuff to say. 

Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man

Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man

After last year’s sell-out run, Paul returns to Edinburgh with his life, seemingly, still bordering on disarray. 

Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

What do I need to do to make you like me? Just tell me so we can all just relax. 

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak finds everything embarrassing. 

Good Manners Gone Bad

Good Manners Gone Bad

Ever wondered what happens when nice manners go head to head with a Russian gangster? In a fusion between theatre, comedy and cabaret, James McLean is a one-man theatre company and… 

One-Man Stranger Things

One-Man Stranger Things

Charles ‘One-Man Star Wars’ Ross and Canadian Fringe legend, TJ Dawe, parody the Netflix smash series, Stranger Things. 

History Has a Purpose?!

History Has a Purpose?!

The least qualified and most concerned history teacher in the UK (Oskar Schortz) guides you through his biggest worry yet – that history has a purpose! Join him for a lesson to d… 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

A single creme brûlée can change the course of your whole life. 

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyoncé Do?! and Am I Right Ladies?!) is back. 

Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times

Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times

Join award-winning comedian Benet Brandreth for a comic tale of love, loss, redemption and ramekins. 

Patrick Monahan: #Goals

Patrick Monahan: #Goals

Multi award-winning comedian and Fringe favourite, returns with another brand new stand-up show, #Goals. 

The Moa Show

The Moa Show

Three lonely men are magically transported to a mythical land through the charms of a Maori busker. 

Looking for Lightning

Looking for Lightning

An inspirational story of courage, caution and perseverance and humor. 

David Correos: The Correos Effect

David Correos: The Correos Effect

New Zealand’s David Correos has blown away audiences from Auckland to Adelaide, now he returns to Edinburgh with his debut solo show. 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors. 

Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo

Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo

Scottish rising star and oddball, Eleanor Morton tries to reinvent herself as the sexy, confident comedian she has always secretly probably been. 

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs

An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal. 

Vince Ebert: Sexy Science. Made in Germany

Vince Ebert: Sexy Science. Made in Germany

German comedians are like English cooks, sober Scotsmen or Texan democrats. 

Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader

Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader

The world’s never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. 

Why Even Bother

Why Even Bother

In this dark one-man comedy we get a glimpse into the world of Main Character and the everyday struggle of his normal life. 

Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs

Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs

A madcap adventure through the wild mind of a young Australian absurdist. 

Gate 64

Gate 64

Winnie is a vagrant. 

Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club

Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club

Welcome to The 24/7 Club, where everyone was born on the 24th July! Party with Zelda Fitzgerald, Amelia Earhart and more in Charlie V Martin’s new solo show about her birthday. 

Metamorphosis of One

Metamorphosis of One

One is found buried in a culmination of emotions when life takes an unexpected turn. 

Dominoes

Dominoes

Layla McKinnon is days away from saying ‘I do’ to Andy McKinnon. 

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever

Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng returns this year with his second stand-up hour. 

Nick Hall: Spencer

Nick Hall: Spencer

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. 

25 Years of Stand-Up: Vladimir McTavish

25 Years of Stand-Up: Vladimir McTavish

Vladimir McTavish became a full-time stand-up comedian in 1993, since then he has performed to audiences worldwide and gigged with some of the biggest names in the business. 

Bryony Twydle: Flamingo

Bryony Twydle: Flamingo

Character comedian Bryony Twydle (BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, E!’s The Royals) presents her debut Edinburgh show. 

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

She won a King’s heart in the 40 year romance known around the world as The Love Story of the 20th century. 

Benny

Benny

When Benny Hill died in April 1992, his body lay undiscovered in his flat for two days. 

A Holy Terror

A Holy Terror

Joe Rooney is best known for his role in Father Ted as the rebel priest Father Damo. 

Butterfly

Butterfly

Following the success of Even God Knew I was Gay, Jilberto Soto presents Butterfly. 

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

What would you do if you had a bet on the horses and won a year’s wages in a day? Quit your job and become a professional gambler? Sure, why not. 

Linda

Linda

Funny Women award winner Freya Slipper’s (CBBC, The Free Association) debut character show explores the power of social media and what happens when an ordinary person does somethin… 

Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It's Hot

Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It's Hot

Following his sell-out run in 2017, Akbar returns armed with a copy of the Qur’An in hand. 

Billy Bremner and Me

Billy Bremner and Me

A schoolboy’s dream. 

Impact

Impact

A terrible crime has been committed. 

Tamsyn Kelly: You're Welcome

Tamsyn Kelly: You're Welcome

Does a story even exist if it’s not on Instagram? Tamsyn Kelly is a hilarious, fresh, new voice. 

Micky Overman: Role Model

Micky Overman: Role Model

Rising star Micky Overman presents her highly anticipated debut show. 

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Life is a heavy blanket of sadness and if you want joy, you’ve got to poke some holes. 

Yvette

Yvette

Every once in awhile a piece of theatre comes along so powerful that it wobbles you, requiring time long after the curtain call to be processed in its entirety. 

Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do

Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do

Despite the title, it’s quite clear from this hour of absurdist comedy that nobody is making Australian cult comic star Demi Lardner do anything. 

Heads Up

Heads Up

Kieran Hurley works towards an overwhelming state of urgency with the audience in his solo show Heads Up. 

You've Changed

You've Changed

Fitted out in an elegant tuxedo, in an echo of Marlene Dietrich’s revolutionary turn in 1930’s Morocco, Kate O’Donnell is every inch the smooth Old Hollywood dame. 

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill provides the jokes. 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first against our responsibility as a society towards children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring BAFTA aw… 

Eleanor Colville: Bigamous

Eleanor Colville: Bigamous

Of all the things one expects to see when attending the Edinburgh Fringe, a public tying of the knot is likely to be towards the end of the list. 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first against our responsibility as a society towards children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring BAFTA aw… 

Hear Me Raw

Hear Me Raw

‘I recognise this’Daniella Isaacs was in the newest Sweaty Betty zero gravity leggings, making hemp and cacao energy balls, flanked by her nutribullet. 

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

This show, a high spot of Watson’s notorious Edinburgh career, began as a work-in-progress at the Fringe two years ago. 

The Emily Triptych

The Emily Triptych

Emily Dickinson is flitting about the meeting room in the Quaker Meeting House. 

Eve

Eve

The perfect image of youth and boyhood is projected onto the mirror-like panels which hang from the ceiling as Jo Clifford gazes thoughtfully the photo of herself. 

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

The Bathtub Heroine presents an incredibly biting piece of new writing telling the life story of tormented poet, Sylvia Plath. 

Salome

Salome

In Oscar Wilde’s timeless twist on the biblical story of John the Baptist’s execution, princess Salome lives luxuriously in a bustling Middle Eastern court with her mother and … 

Hands-On Messiah

Hands-On Messiah

Hands-on Messiah, written and performed by F. 

Workshy

Workshy

Workshy is a performance art piece by Katy Baird, a lady more experienced in customer service roles than theatrical ones. 

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? And then made that same mistake when you really should know better? Then done it a third time and realised you suffer fro… 

Tumble Tuck

Tumble Tuck

Though not the most affecting one-woman show of the festival, Tumble Tuck, written and performed by Sarah Milton, still definitely manages to make a splash. 

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter If I Want to

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter If I Want to

Isobel Marmion’s one woman nervous breakdown, entitled This Is My Funeral and I’ll Throw Glitter if I Want To, was a disturbing and joyless foray into a mind no one present wanted … 

Dante's History of the Banished

Dante's History of the Banished

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

How to Drown a Fish

How to Drown a Fish

Grace Gibson parades awkwardly across the stage in her brightly coloured leotards, she is about to share with us her experience of public failure, inviting us to revel in that mome… 

Spencer Jones: The Audition

Spencer Jones: The Audition

Spencer Jones is a genius but I’m not sure why. 

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

Recently I have become a bit disappointed after seeing a few household name comedians as I feel that some of them have become a little out of touch with their audiences in the mate… 

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

An antidote to egotistical stand-up, Kwame Asante’s Open Arms is a charming hour of anecdotal and observational comedy. 

Luke McQueen: The Boy With Tape on His Face

Luke McQueen: The Boy With Tape on His Face

Meet Luke McQueen: The Boy With Tape on His Face, not Tape Face. 

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

One of the emperor’s favorite concubines in the Tang Dynasty, Yang Gui Fei, was also renowned as one of the four beauties in Chinese history. 

Prison Psychologist

Prison Psychologist

The performance of London-based Belarussian actress Alexia Mankovskaya has been critically acclaimed in Russia after the production’s triumphant premiere at the VI Theatre Festival… 

Mine

Mine

They say a mother’s love is unconditional, but can you truly still love your child after they commit the most heinous of crimes? Put The Book Down’s Mine brings to light the ex… 

Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell

Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell

Tiff Stevenson starts out with the ‘menstrual stuff’, and immediately challenges a male punter’s appreciation thereof. 

Phoebe Walsh: I'll Have What She's Having

Phoebe Walsh: I'll Have What She's Having

It’s difficult to know when Phoebe Walsh is being ironic, and when she is simply revelling in being a stereotypical millennial. 

Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

A double-bill of extraordinary power and originality, Hope Hunt & The Ascension into Lazarus performed by Belfast-based Oona Doherty, gets beneath the hard exterior of disaffected … 

Sunil Patel: Titan

Sunil Patel: Titan

It did not take long for Sunil Patel to win me over. 

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World is a hidden gem of the Fringe that starts off all fun and games (literally) before delving into an account of living with depression that is so h… 

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Following two shows that sold out through word of mouth alone, Scottish comedian Fern is back for another Scottish hour. 

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis

Sara Juli’s Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis does an excellent job of pushing the boundaries of the relationship between the audience and performer. 

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Man with the Twisted Hip

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Man with the Twisted Hip

If you are in search of some polite 1930s garden-party-esque comedy mixed in with a hilariously self-aware performance, this is certainly a play to catch. 

Martin Mor: Adventure Comedian

Martin Mor: Adventure Comedian

Martin is one of the world’s most travelled and adventurous comedians. 

Home is Not the Place

Home is Not the Place

Where do I belong? What defines me? Where is home? Poetic, poignant solo show by Annie George – Inspiring Scotland Saltire Bursary winner 2016 – contrasting struggles faced by … 

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Back due to popular demand! Gary thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. 

Tinder Rehab

Tinder Rehab

A friend of mine and I were recently chatting about how – even today – sexism is still very much in existence. 

Sugar Baby

Sugar Baby

Sugar Baby satirised the food industry with one eyebrow firmly raised, mocking both the trend of ‘clean eating’ for which vegan titans like ‘Deliciously Ella’ are increasin… 

Cow

Cow

From a small attic room in the Counting House, Jane Hill is on a mission to prove that she is not the ‘lovely’ lady in a cardigan which review after review has branded her as i… 

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale presents herself as kind of a Bad Grandma type. 

Green Knight

Green Knight

A one-woman dramatic monologue performed with great storytelling skills, Green Knight is an enthralling show. 

Bare Jokes

Bare Jokes

Late-night one-liners from Phil Pagett, ‘One of the country’s best new gag writers’ (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week), ranging from the absurd to the twisted. 

The Stuntman

The Stuntman

Professional idiot Nathan Lang (Pinhead from Neighbours) tells the high-energy, surreal tale of The Stuntman through clowning, characters, physical comedy and real onstage stunts. 

Alex White: What in Tarnation?!

Alex White: What in Tarnation?!

In 2017 Alex White has been kicking goals! After a cheeky run through the Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals, this tall drink of water is making his Edinburgh debut! Q… 

Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane’s 2017 offering Alunish Cochraneish feels very well-named: with enjoyable skits and well-time delivery, this show is a collection of thoughts that make up what it m… 

C'est La Vegan

C'est La Vegan

I had really high hopes for C’est La Vegan, principally because it’s a subject matter I know about. 

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

Victor Hugo once said “You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come. 

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Following the success of last year’s show, Jenny is returning with a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy. 

Too Old to Be a Power Ranger

Too Old to Be a Power Ranger

Debut stand-up hour from Ben Shannon about cats, growing up and being easily distracted. 

Iain Connell: Some Buzz (Work in Progress)

Iain Connell: Some Buzz (Work in Progress)

After years in the sketch show game, Iain Connell, star and co-creator of BBC hit show Burnistoun (a sell-out at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe) is throwing caution to the wind… 

One-Man Apocalypse Now

One-Man Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now, with its 153 minute running time, multi-million dollar production costs and jungle location, might not seem like the most obvious contender for adaptation into a on… 

Lovecraft’s Monsters

Lovecraft’s Monsters

David Crawford’s one man show about the great granddaddy of weird fiction, the one and only H. 

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

What would an unpublished Agatha Christie mystery be like if, by some strange quirk of fate, its editor had given it over to P G Wodehouse for a final literary polish? Well, thanks… 

Lemonade

Lemonade

Heather Litteer approaches her subject, women on- and off-stage, with a wry eye and deft, humorous touch (admittedly aided by the never-failing power of hindsight). 

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? And then made that same mistake when you really should know better? Then done it a third time and realised you suffer fro… 

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

One show only! Dylan Thomas’ enchanting masterpiece is brought vividly to life in an extraordinary solo performance by Edinburgh legend and Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson. 

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

With a face that shouts ‘Xmas’ but a soul that screams ‘Hanukkah’, Rachel Creeger has always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. 

A Boy Named Cash: Johnny Cash Experience

A Boy Named Cash: Johnny Cash Experience

A one-man band greatest hits tribute to the legend Johnny Cash featuring Monty Cotton, as seen on The Voice. 

26.2

26.2

One girl. 

Siri

Siri

A two-woman show starring only one woman – not a typo but the conceit at the centre of the latest show by Canadian actress and interactive artist Laurence Dauphinais. 

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Clad in brown flairs and turquoise patterned shirt, Mike Bubbins is instantly a performer who stands out. 

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

On the Richter Scale of humour, if your threshold doesn’t reach the level of sick and sadistic then Carmen Lynch is probably not for you. 

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. 

Ed Night: Anthem for Doomed Youth

Ed Night: Anthem for Doomed Youth

Anthem for Doomed Youth is the hilarious new debut hour from Ed Night. 

Eleanor Morton: Angry Young Woman

Eleanor Morton: Angry Young Woman

Eleanor Morton’s show takes a smart, but self-deprecating look at feminism and the comedian’s own place in it, but feels full of more potential than she delivers. 

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Delightful and expressionistic one-woman show; Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea is spoken-word theatre play about the self we present to the world and the self we try to hide. 

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

The Dead Ringers star in her much anticipated debut Edinburgh show. 

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (The Crown, Sunny D, BBC Radio 4) returns to Edinburgh after a smash-hit, sell-out run in 2016. 

The Times, They Were a-Changin' – The Other Great American Songbook

The Times, They Were a-Changin' – The Other Great American Songbook

Expect songs of Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, Simon and Garfunkel, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Peter Paul and Mary, and more when award-winning singer/songwriter Bruce Davies pres… 

About a Goth

About a Goth

Life as a Goth is not easy. 

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill: Out of Order

To a comedian, the structure of their Fringe hour is often held too preciously. 

Phill Jupitus: Achtung!/Acting!

Phill Jupitus: Achtung!/Acting!

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

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

Hollywood: home to the fools who dream. 

Phill Jupitus Up the Stand

Phill Jupitus Up the Stand

When Phill Jupitus commits to the Fringe, he does so 100 per cent. 

Let Me Look at You

Let Me Look at You

Starving Artists are back with a compelling show about homosexuality in which Mark Pinkosh shares how being gay has affected his life. 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Even those of us who strive to find nothing inherently embarrassing about mammary glands feel a bit awkward at the box office, and this is part of The B*easts message. 

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist

After an hour of a narcissistic one man show, we were left with the dilemma of whether to applaud the honesty of Sam, or be totally appalled by the stark exposure of his personalit… 

Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People

Baby Mama: One Woman's Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People

Tucked away in one of Greenside’s smaller studios, Baby Mama is a shining diamond of a show: beautiful storytelling and intimate staging come together to create a heartbreakingly… 

The Man on the Moor

The Man on the Moor

The tricky thing with a show like The Man On The Moor is balancing the personal, fictional story being told with the larger, true-life event it is connected to. 

Harri Soinila's a Big Finnish

Harri Soinila's a Big Finnish

Harri Soinila is a Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World, 2016 semi-finalist, headliner of shows in a bunch of countries and the godfather (or baby daddy) of English comedy … 

Mental

Mental

Kane Power makes many admissions at the start of Mental. 

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Ed Byrne’s latest show is based around the notion that as a generation we are all spoilt. 

Blank Tiles

Blank Tiles

It might seem all-too-witty for a SCRABBLE World Champion, when asked by the media for “a few words” on his victory, to admit ‘I don’t really know any’. 

Bottleneck

Bottleneck

There’s a lot going on in Luke Barnes’ Bottleneck. 

Darren Harriott: Defiant

Darren Harriott: Defiant

Birmingham born and London-based, Darren Harriott has been billed as one of the most exciting up-and-coming comedians on the circuit right now. 

Woman on Fire

Woman on Fire

Sisters (and the rest of the world) unite and enjoy this one-woman show as you are taken through the tumultuous life of the Preston-born suffragette Edith Rigby. 

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors is an examination of homelessness and the situations which lead to it which matches the pace of how those problems develop. 

Dust

Dust

Dust is not for the faint-hearted. 

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall is a master of character comedy. 

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

It’s incredibly hard to place Rob Auton’s new show at the Edinburgh Fringe but then again, it’s hard to place Rob Auton. 

Auntie

Auntie

Nollywood meets Hyacinth Bouquet via the fictional pan-African nation of Kengeria. 

The Andy Field Experience

The Andy Field Experience

It’s a hard task to sum up quite what The Andy Field Experience is about without using the words surreal and odd. 

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Given the way that Jan Ravens effortlessly reels off her startling array of impressions it begs the question why it has taken so long for her to branch out on her own. 

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

Early in his Fringe show Mark Thomas reveals the impressively religious character of his upbringing. 

Tokio Myers World

Tokio Myers World

Tokio Myers is a multi-instrumental artist and composer fusing classical piano with electronic sounds and beats, creating an immersive and compelling show. 

Nonsilence

Nonsilence

Nonsilence is a solo piano and song performance with bilingual singer/songwriter Emer O’Flaherty. 

Tom Ballard: Problematic

Tom Ballard: Problematic

If you’re looking for fresh stand-up comedy this Fringe, you could do much worse than Tom Ballard. 

D'Arcehole

D'Arcehole

Teaching survivor Jo – ‘funny bones and a clownish sensibility’ (Bruce Dessau) – once tweaked a kid’s nips to get them to behave. 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Following his successful runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes 2015 and 2016, Caspar returns to Edinburgh to perform more new and classic (invented by some of the greatest mag… 

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

With a face that shouts ‘Xmas’ but a soul that screams ‘Hanukkah’, Rachel Creeger has always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. 

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. 

The Darling Monologues

The Darling Monologues

Created, written, directed and performed by author Angela Jackson, The Darling Monologues is a series of three darkly comic monologues which interweave the lives of three women: Li… 

Andrew Doyle: Thought Crimes

Andrew Doyle: Thought Crimes

Andrew Doyle has, allegedly, lost quite a few friends this last year. 

Robin Ince's Rorschach Test

Robin Ince's Rorschach Test

For a man who claims to be a ‘professional idiot’ Robin Ince sure seems to know a lot. 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Following his successful runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes 2015 and 2016, Caspar returns to Edinburgh to perform more new and classic (invented by some of the greatest mag… 

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

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

America’s gun culture is pervasive. 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Ever made the mistake of taking a good hard look at yourself? Rich did and he didn’t like what he saw. 

300 to One

300 to One

Escaping his war poetry homework, a schoolboy re-enacts the movie 300 to the spirit of Wilfred Owen. 

The Matriarchy Experience

The Matriarchy Experience

Tired? Depressed? Your gender getting you down? Experience what this world would be like as a matriarchy! Like a holiday for your gender binary! Lasting results! Free seat to sit i… 

Rob Cawsey: Just Cruising

Rob Cawsey: Just Cruising

Unhinged physical comedy from Rob Cawsey on dating, sex and trying to find love. 

The Amazing Guy Show!

The Amazing Guy Show!

Thom Peterson is The Amazing Guy! A one-man flash mob of magic and comedy. 

Nick Hall: Spencer

Nick Hall: Spencer

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. 

Harriet Dyer – Dyergnosis Murder

Harriet Dyer – Dyergnosis Murder

Harriet Dyer (BBC Live at the Fringe, BBC Ouch, BBC Radio 4 Extra and that idiot that didn’t cook her chicken on ITV’s Dinner Date) for purposes of this show is Detective Dyer. 

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII

An action-packed, spy thriller, one-woman musical. 

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Back with a brand new show, Danger Dave Reubens takes you on a crash course in daredevil antics, jaw-dropping magic and bizarre comedy. 

Stuart Goldsmith: Like I Mean It

Stuart Goldsmith: Like I Mean It

Winner: Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show 2017. 

Rosie Sings: Facts About Me!

Rosie Sings: Facts About Me!

Join Rosie at Fingers Piano Bar for an afternoon of song and banter, with classics from musical theatre, cabaret and pop. 

Anna Morris: Bitchelors

Anna Morris: Bitchelors

The critically acclaimed character comic and creator of last year’s award-winning sell-out wedding comedy It’s Got to be Perfect returns. 

Trevor Feelgood: Sold Out (But Tickets Still Available)

Trevor Feelgood: Sold Out (But Tickets Still Available)

The king of late-night comedy is back. 

Mary and Me

Mary and Me

Award-winning Wild Productions present Mary and Me written and performed by Irene Kelleher, directed by Belinda Wild. 

Instructions for Border Crossing

Instructions for Border Crossing

A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into her own country. 

The Plum Tree

The Plum Tree

Jan Groenewald takes us on a harrowing journey through a childhood experience of sexual violation to victory and riches. 

Richard Pulsford: Phrases Ready

Richard Pulsford: Phrases Ready

Master of wordplay Richard Pulsford has his choice Phrases Ready, with wordplay, jokes and puns aplenty. 

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass. 

The Unaccompanied Minor

The Unaccompanied Minor

A comedy for anyone who’s been single, and then got someone pregnant. 

Don't Cry for Me Kenny Dalglish

Don't Cry for Me Kenny Dalglish

Danny McLure goes to Argentina to support Scotland in his country’s 1978 World Cup campaign, but then finds himself at war with the people he has fallen in love with. 

Lee Kyle: Somewhat Adorable Man Baby

Lee Kyle: Somewhat Adorable Man Baby

Sometimes, when