Daniel Cook: Carpet

Daniel Cook: Carpet

Watching Daniel Cook run wildly around Pleasance’s Bunker Two, three things are clear: 1. He’s really, really funny; 2. He knows who he is as a performer; and 3. He really likes his sky blue trainers... 

Rahul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Gran

Rahul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Gran

Rahul Kohli was unperturbed by the small audience on the evening this reviewer attended, likening it to ‘a Theresa May cabinet meeting’. He then delves into the provocative title of the show, explaining that in the following hour, he won’t provide any answers to society’s questions – instead, he will leave us with more questions... 

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. Wryly observing the audience, she comments that we ‘look holidayish – last night dressed up more’, and this sets the scene for some gentle audience interaction where Caulfield pointed out some 'silver foxes' and 'peaky wankers’... 

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

Paul Williams: Santa Fe

The jig is up! Paul Williams is a quadruple threat – song, dance, comedy and opinion. The self proclaimed “most opinionated comedian in New Zealand” does it all in his show Santa Fe... 

Daniel Muggleton – Mouth Breather

Daniel Muggleton – Mouth Breather

Australian comedian Daniel Muggleton’s blunt and honest stand-up is a breath of fresh air for audiences. Despite sold-out shows at festivals worldwide, being the first Australian to be produced by Grammy-award winning US label Comedy Dynamics and a couple of appearances on TV (The Feed, The Checkout) – he still breathes through his mouth... 

Immigrateful

Immigrateful

As seen on BBC One. Support for Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan. George has lived in the UK for as long as he lived in Greece. Is he Greek any more than British? He's just happy to be here! 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown is charming and disgusting. His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes... 

Sooz Kempner: Super Sonic 90s Kid

Sooz Kempner: Super Sonic 90s Kid

Award-winning stand-up Sooz Kempner spent the 90s playing Sonic, going from a little kid to a fully grown teen. But did the 90s map out her entire existence? And will she coast through life or will she try to complete it with all the Chaos Emeralds? As seen on BBC Three, ITV2 and Comedy Central... 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her one-woman musical about the economy. You read that right. Let’s get fiscal. The queen of clown is back and she’s making the dismal science fun with a whole orchestra and an Invisible Hand... 

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

'The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe' **** (AdelaideNow.com.au). Nominated for Best Comedy, Fringe World Awards 2018. All-new 2018 stand-up comedy show by Jinx Yeo (Comedy Central Asia, ABC TV's Comedy Up Late)... 

Maisie Adam: Vague

Maisie Adam: Vague

18 months ago, Maisie decided to try stand-up comedy. Within a year, she won the biggest stand-up comedy newcomer competition (becoming the fourth woman to have done so in its 30 years), opened for major comedians, and claimed a Best New Comedy nomination at Brighton Fringe... 

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, we felt it only right to bring you some of finest who regularly reside at The Stand's Newcastle Comedy Club... 

Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut

Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut

Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 series Appisodes, a Netflix special Live from the BBC, and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Felicity Ward returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a two-year hiatus... 

Gusset Grippers

Gusset Grippers

Elaine Miller, physiotherapist, mother and recovered incontinent shares the wonders of the pelvic floor – so, come and laugh, not leak. Everyone wants control of their own body (and the bonus side effect of improved orgasms... 

Rhys Nicholson – Seminal

Rhys Nicholson – Seminal

It's me, Rhys. Please come to my show. Barry Award nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 'Aloof, wired, super smart, super quick... this is an excellent, laughter-filled hour and by the end we are all Rhys Nicholson fans' (Scotsman)... 

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

'The most relevant comedian in Edinburgh' (EdFestMag.com) is back! His finger's still on the pulse, except now he doesn't know whether that's flirting or harassment. This is the third year in a row Fin has picked a stupid title after five-star sell-outs Whitey McWhiteface and Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey... 

Zach Zimmerman: Started as a Bottom, Now I'm Here

Zach Zimmerman: Started as a Bottom, Now I'm Here

Queer NYC comedian Zach Zimmerman (The Second City, The New Yorker) attacks conservative Christian parents, contemporary gay culture, and hunts for a husband in this provocative and hilarious stand-up Fringe debut... 

Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Stand-up comedy showcase produced by Los Angeles based stand-up comic Kirk Smith. Professional comedians, as well as rising stars, will be on every show. Guaranteed to make you laugh or your money back! (It's a free show). 

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, presents his hilarious new stand-up show about his working-class roots and the determination, arrogance, selfishness and sacrifices it takes to become undeniable... 

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she's got a hell of a lot to say about it. Debut show from a rising comedy star. Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016... 

All Together Irish

All Together Irish

Following last year's sell-out run, All Together Irish returns with a daily selection of Ireland's top comics plus guests from other countries. One of the best comedy shows at the festival, all for the low, low price of free! 

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose Matafeo has kissed nearly 10 men in her life, AKA she's a total horndog. But what is horniness? Is it that intangible essence of excitement and opportunity? A fire that flickers in the beating heart of every human being? Or is it simply wanting to bone everyone, all the time? Join Rose for a brand-new hour of critically acclaimed stand-up, sketch and mid-20s angst... 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons delivers exactly what we have come to expect from her – an hour of fast paced observational humour that’s extremely relatable. Entry Level Human is a slick and polished hour exploring human anomalies – picnic goers who leave detritus on the beach, ‘destroying what they want to enjoy’ and people who listen to music on the bus without headphones... 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

"If there are any reviewers in tonight, gimme four stars. Nah I'm only joking, it's a three star show." To be honest that's what I thought for much of the hour... 

Perry Air Comedy Award Ceremony

Perry Air Comedy Award Ceremony

The biggest names – Coogan, Evans, Eclair... and the biggest competition! Who will win the three most prestigious awards in comedy? The High Flyer Award (Best Show), The Cheap Flight Award (Best Budget Show) and of course the Fly Buy Award (Best Bribe), as well as the fabulous prizes – vouchers for Perry Air Flying Experiences, Shoreham, West Sussex... 

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation... 

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Three nights only! 2017's smash-hit show from Scotland's award-winning stand-up and creator of BBC's viral sensation News at 3 (over 130 million views!). Equally renowned for his brilliantly dark material and appearances on radio and TV, it's 2018 and Nelson is still wondering whether there's any f*cking point in taking anything in the f*cking world f*cking seriously any more... 

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

For three nights only, award-winning musical comedian and star of BBC Two's The Mash Report, Rachel Parris, presents a late-night jamboree of tunes intended to tickle, including some of her own comic anthems plus a selection of incredible guests from across the comedy and cabaret circuit. 

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

Celebrating 31 years of the UK's biggest and best comedy newcomer competition. After months of regional heats, these guys are the funniest of the hundreds of applicants! Previous winners and contestants have included Dylan Moran, Lee Mack, David O'Doherty and Peter Kay! Who will be crowned the funniest this year? Find out after the heats at the Grand Final on Thursday 23rd August! 'Getting to the final was probably the most exciting moment of my life' (Rhod Gilbert)... 

Pick of the Fringe

Pick of the Fringe

Hand-picked selection of top acts from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A perfect way to entertain guests with a unique blend of fine dining and laughter-driven entertainment! 

Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry is a Voice Thief. Whether it's Andy Murray, Jacob Rees Mogg, Daniel Radcliffe or even Prince Harry – his uncanny and hilarious impressions will leave you wondering whether he has in fact stolen these voices from the very people themselves... 

Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals)

Iain (Stirling) Does Jokes (With Pals)

Three nights, 30 comedians, hundreds of laughs. The voice of ITV's smash-hit Love Island, Iain Stirling returns to his home town to host three special shows featuring some of the best comedians at the Fringe... 

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Loving your children, spouse and aging parents (in that order, please don't tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and, a lot of the time, it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from host of BBC Radio 4's Comedy of the Week podcast... 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the self-help group ‘Jane McDonald Anonymous’. Through audio entries, soul searching and group participation, let me, the newly elected leader of an elite group of Jane superfans called the 'Cruisettes', guide you through your eight-step journey from admitting to celebrating your obsession with everything that is Jane McDonald... 

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation... 

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

Stand-up comedy with real food, cooked live using power tools, and then the audience eats it at the end. George has been banned from the kitchen and banished to the shed where his boundless ingenuity and a desire for something tasty to eat have driven him to build a kitchen there instead... 

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Special

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Special

CKP and InterTalent present: Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Special. From the management of Micky Flanagan, Mark Watson and Hal Cruttenden, don't miss the chance to see some of the hottest up-and-coming comedy acts of the moment... 

Adele Is Younger Than Us

Adele Is Younger Than Us

We've all been there, the shattering realisation that you're not Adele. Stiff and Kitsch (Winner: Musical Comedy Awards 2018, VAULT Comedy Award 2017) take you on a journey through the trials and tribulations of love, with all the heartbreak but none of the Grammys... 

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. Jim, who also played the farmer in BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad, uses a range of characters and regional accents to address a wide range of hot topics such as internet dating for farmers, village nightlife and how to pimp your Land Rover... 

The Dark Side of Research

The Dark Side of Research

What's the life that lies under the lab coat? Researchers from all across Europe will accompany you on a journey through their research, sharing their most embarrassing and hilarious moments... 

Alex Edelman: Just for Us

Alex Edelman: Just for Us

Alex Edelman’s full name is David Yosef Shimon Ben Illouz Haleivi Alexander Edelman. Which means that a meeting of Nazis probably isn’t the place for him. But that doesn’t stop him from going, an experience he describes in his latest hour of comedy, Just For Us... 

Bob Doolally

Bob Doolally

The legendary retired football manager turned alcoholic pundit from hell is back. Outrageous views on football, some random filth and plenty of drink-fuelled rage on life in general... 

Comic Relief Live

Comic Relief Live

Join one of the UK's top comedians as they host a line-up of some of the most exciting comedy talent in the country. And the best bit? The money raised will support Comic Relief to help people around the world, as well as here in the UK... 

Funny Women on the Fringe

Funny Women on the Fringe

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

The 2 Mouthed Men Experience

The 2 Mouthed Men Experience

How many shows have you seen that combine sock puppets and animal noises with drum and bass? How about R'n'B songs about bad housemates? Maybe folk music about being drunk? James Hawley and Daniel Stanger-Cornwell are 2 Mouthed Men, who combine comedic songs and high-tempo beatboxing with some good old-fashioned sketch comedy... 

Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) – All the Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) – All the Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up

A brilliant show of hilarious stand-up for kids aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds. And not really for boring adults, but they're allowed in. There will be jokes, mind reading, songs and dancing... 

Ashley Storrie: Adulting

Ashley Storrie: Adulting

Scotland's favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believes we should all have a laugh and be a bit more honest particularly about the myth of "adulthood"... 

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

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

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers from around the UK, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent appearing at the Fringe... 

Ryan Ward and Joe Molander: Natural Born Performers

Ryan Ward and Joe Molander: Natural Born Performers

Britain's most popular magicians and amateur bounty hunters, Joe and Ryan, perform an hour of classical music and salsa dance, with Claire Sweeney on banjo. (Note: from 19th-26th August, they will be doing half an hour each of stand-up instead... 

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final

Grab your hottest Fringe tickets, to be entertained by tomorrow's comedy stars who showcase in this prestigious final. Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti for your favourites amongst 2018's finalists battling it out for glory, fame and shiny moose trophy, emulating previous winners Tony Law, Marcel Lucont, Celia Pacquola, Richard Gadd and The Kagools... 

Al Murray's Three Night Stand (Definitely Not a Preview)

Al Murray's Three Night Stand (Definitely Not a Preview)

The nation's favourite pub philosopher turned pop-up publican, brings his unique comedy genius to the Edinburgh Fringe, serving up his satirical brew of no-nonsense banter for three shows only... 

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Ignacio Lopez: Nine Ig Fails

Spain's best export, Ignacio Lopez (BBC Sesh), shares his life's biggest failures with a globe-trotting story about music, comedy adn cock-ups. In 2009, Ignacio got tickets to see his favourite band Nine Inch Nails in Los Angeles... 

Holy $#!% It's Music and Comedy With Matt Griffo

Holy $#!% It's Music and Comedy With Matt Griffo

Matt Griffo from Chicago is an internationally touring musical comedian, combining music with comedic lyrics. Griffo’s show is what you get if Ben Folds and Flight of the Conchords had a love child... 

Judah Friedlander: America... Still Number One

Judah Friedlander: America... Still Number One

Last year Judah's 84-minute stand-up comedy performance film, America Is the Greatest Country In the United States, debuted on Netflix to rave reviews from across the globe. Through Judah's unique persona, style, one-liners, elaborate jokes and crowd work, he satirises the United States – specifically satirising: the blind narcissism of American exceptionalism; US domestic and foreign policy; and America's response to all the major human rights issues of the day... 

Robbie McShane and Mary Flanigan: One of Us Is a Robot

Robbie McShane and Mary Flanigan: One of Us Is a Robot

One is a comedian doing relatable stand-up, the other is a robot programmed to do relatable stand-up. Can you save humanity and spot the AI? Both Mary and Robbie think they’re the human but only one of them is right... 

The Secret Diary of Scott Mitchell, Aged 43 and 3/4

The Secret Diary of Scott Mitchell, Aged 43 and 3/4

Scott Mitchell lives in Singapore. He has been keeping a diary for over 20 years. Join him for the tales of his previous 12 months in Asia plus highlights of his overseas adventures spanning his life as an expat... 

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Last year's sell-out show returns with a full refurb for 2018. Star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo, Question Time and his own BBC Radio 4 special. 'Funny regardless of your political leanings' **** (Fest). 

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

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

Falling With Style

Falling With Style

Technical issues hampered the comic on more than one occasion, and one occasion too long to forget. But to give Jones his due, he was confined to a cramped room that made the Chokey from Matilda look comfortable... 

Andrew Maxwell: Shake a Leg

Andrew Maxwell: Shake a Leg

Area 51, Brexit, holding midfielders and bouncy castles. There is an odd pattern here against the political backdrop of this show, tied together by the toothy grin of a cheery, well-travelled Irish comedian... 

Tim Key: Megadate

Tim Key: Megadate

A brand-new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old-school wistfulness. Edinburgh Comedy Award winner years ago. Key has appeared in Taskmaster, Inside Number 9 and the Alan Partridge franchise... 

Australian Beauty

Australian Beauty

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

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability Rinsed

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability Rinsed

Following last years standing-room-only show, Pam's ready to see if she can clean up her act. Can you help to get her shipshape for her next career move? Six-foot Aussie entertainer shares hilarious tales from the queen of confessional comedy... 

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

A stand-up comedy showcase for anyone who has ever sat in a pub having a drink and a laugh with their mates. The three acts, who also happen to be great friends, have very different styles including a great blend of gags and storytelling... 

DF Comedy Jam

DF Comedy Jam

Keep mixing up your Judi Dench with your Jeffrey Dahmer? Your Tupac Shakur with your Taylor Swift? Well then we've got the show for you! Join Dave Fensome ('Engaging and energetic. A must see' (Latest Brighton)) and Dan Fardell ('One of the best new joke writers I've seen in ages' (Romesh Ranganathan)) two award-wanting comics with nothing in common but their initials, as they present an hour of comedy that has nothing to do with their initials... 

Odd Two Out

Odd Two Out

This show is for anyone on the outside looking in, wondering how, what, where, when, why and... what was the question anyway? In this hour of refreshing stand-up, Matt ('A West country Emo Philips for the 21st Century', (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club) with 'glimpses of the surreal' (Cherwell... 

Daisy Earl and Sukh Ojla

Daisy Earl and Sukh Ojla

An hour of stand-up featuring the talents of multi award-winning comedian Daisy Earl (Chortle Best Newcomer 2016, Scottish Comedian of the Year 2015) and BBC Asian Network comedy star Sukh Ojla... 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim, Complex

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Victim, Complex

You might have seen Kiri on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour or heard her on The Now Show. You might have no idea who she is, that's fine too. What you should know is, she's very quietly been going mad for a few years and, to borrow a phrase from Uma Thurman, she's been 'waiting... 

Chris Thorburn: Cineman

Chris Thorburn: Cineman

Glasgow's Chris Thorburn is back with his least personal hour yet! It’s a comedy show all about films. Good films, bad films, happy films, sad films, films you secretly love, and the films you’ve never seen but you know you’re supposed to so when someone asks if you’ve seen it you say 'of course' and while they talk at length about it you just keep nodding and going 'oh yeah', hoping they won’t realise what a fraud you are... 

Piff the Magic Dragon and the Dog Who Knows

Piff the Magic Dragon and the Dog Who Knows

Mr Piffles: Reader of minds! Teller of fortunes! Humper of legs! Stainer of carpets! With a residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas extended throughout 2018, the doggy Derren Brown returns to Edinburgh... 

Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Join Britain's leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for his last show as an EU citizen. 'A hugely impressive hour of political comedy... 

Barry Crimmins – A Tribute

Barry Crimmins – A Tribute

Last year, Barry Crimmins made his triumphant debut on the fringe. Sadly, he is not back this year and we wish he was. Barry died of cancer earlier this year. Barry was a passionate and sometimes fiery role model for other comedians, campaigners and human beings generally... 

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

One in six people suffer from hearing loss. Two of those people are Ray's parents. Full of hilarious tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as Ray performs each show simultaneously in English and British Sign Language... 

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Emma Sidi’s one-woman show Faces of Grace is absolutely bonkers. But if you happen to think absolutely bonkers is a good thing (which this reviewer does) then you will absolutely love it... 

Alice Fraser: Ethos

Alice Fraser: Ethos

What does it mean to be human? Can a machine learn to be human? Or failing that can it at least learn how to be funny? That’s Alice Fraser’s main objective and constitutes the basic framework for her new show and though Fraser herself admits it’s a tad gimmicky, her monotone AI companion (called Ethos) proves to be the ideal straight man in this unconventional comedy duo, or rather the ideal straight robot... 

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter returns for its fifth year at the Fringe, bringing you a fantastic showcase of comedy, all in aid of Shelter. Previous shows have seen James Acaster, Sara Pascoe and Nish Kumar raise the roof for a good cause... 

Hangry Americans

Hangry Americans

Hungry + Angry = Hangry. American expat comedians Molly Sokhom and Neil Thornton bring you a night of no-fries-left-behind comedy. Exploring the intersection of food and fury, they confuse carbs with love and hunger with boredom... 

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. From his move from Manchester to Chelsea, life with a gluten free shih tzu, nights out with Big Fat Sarah and how he was accused of murdering Whitney Houston... 

Hannah and Charlie: Making It

Hannah and Charlie: Making It

Hello! I'm Charlie Miller, and I was in Budgie the Little Helicopter. I like to dress as a vampire and I once got a birthday card from Charlton Heston. Hello! I'm Hannah Cameron and I liked pineapples before they were cool... 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

David Callaghan: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; Shoes

David Callaghan: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; Shoes

A new stand-up show from David Callaghan. 'One of my highlights of the Fringe' **** (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' **** (EdFestMag.com). 'He really hits the mark, and scores' **** (TheReviewsHub... 

Pals

Pals

William Stone – 'belting gags!' (Angela Barnes) – and Simone Belshaw – 'brilliantly offbeat' (FunnyWomen.com) – are just two pals trying to make sense of life and its many facets... 

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation... 

Link and Lorne: Terrestrial Is the Bestrial

Link and Lorne: Terrestrial Is the Bestrial

Link and Lorne live and breathe television. Joe Hullait (Link) is the creator of Scot Squad. Ewan Denny (Lorne) is the editor of daytime TV's biggest killers. Before the BBC Short Stuff stars take the final step to global superstardom, they're taking to the stage to spill industry secrets and brainstorm new ideas for a live audience... 

Whispers in the Cosmos

Whispers in the Cosmos

The show isn't entirely about space, although it takes place in space. As all shows do but rarely acknowledge it. Whispers in the Cosmos is probably an existentialist quest wearing a stand up comedy costume. 

The Mad Craic Comedy Show

The Mad Craic Comedy Show

An Irish stand-up comedy compilation show featuring some of the best comedians from around the festival, for free. With a new selection of comedians every night, this is an ideal opportunity to get a taste of the comedy available at the Fringe, and see acts perform a best-of set to advertise their solo shows... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

Dark Horse covers lots of ground and it is evidently the result of Keyworth tirelessly exploring multiple comic avenues. The hour touches on gender, sexuality, the comedian's childhood, and her current job being a nanny to two children from a very wealthy family, but it is well-structured and never spreads itself too thinly... 

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran brings his brand-new show, Dr Cosmos to the Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on his 49-date UK tour. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation... 

Satanic Rites of Robin Ince

Satanic Rites of Robin Ince

A lonely boy sat in graveyards waiting for zombies, predicted to be a serial killer by his sisters, grew up to be a comedian. Robin Ince spends an hour celebrating the horror films and stories that were his solace as a misfit child... 

Audible Presents

Audible Presents

Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for audio series Audible Presents. Previous shows have featured Reginald D Hunter, Josie Long, Mark Watson, Dane Baptiste, Sofie Hagen, Ed Gamble, Phil Wang, Angela Barnes, Paul Foot, Jason Byrne, Jayde Adams, Andrew Maxwell and Tony Law... 

Ella Woods: Wing Defence

Ella Woods: Wing Defence

A comedy show about sport by someone who hated it. As heard on BBC Radio 2 and 4 Extra. Nominated for BBC New Comedy Awards. Best Cricket Bowler in Sussex 2000 (Third place in Girls Under-12s)... 

Sean Hughes: A Tribute

Sean Hughes: A Tribute

'What the f*** do gardeners do when they retire?' Sean Hughes 1965 - 2017. Sean came to the UK in the mid-eighties and by age 24 he had won the Perrier Award with his solo show at Gilded Balloon... 

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Following a whirlwind year of awards, nominations and sold-out shows on top of a run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Lastminute.com Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison is back in Edinburgh... 

Russell Howard Thinks I'm an Idiot

Russell Howard Thinks I'm an Idiot

Audience pick anecdotes from Bentley's Bag of Showbiz Despair: Namedropping frenzy of failure, covers being a famous hate figure, trash TV and the dark side of comedy. Pictures, faces, clowning, gags and the nobility of failure... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational memes that are everywhere these days... 

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 Grylls... 

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

Rachel Parris' Musical Comedy Club

For three nights only, award-winning musical comedian and star of BBC Two's The Mash Report, Rachel Parris, presents a late-night jamboree of tunes intended to tickle, including some of her own comic anthems plus a selection of incredible guests from across the comedy and cabaret circuit. 

Camilla Cleese and Steve Hofstetter: Produced by John Cleese

Camilla Cleese and Steve Hofstetter: Produced by John Cleese

A stand-up comedy show featuring two outstanding comedians; one has over 100 million YouTube views, the other has a famous dad. For two weeks only these brilliant US acts are hitting the Fringe and sharing what will be an hour of famously well-produced comedy... 

Economics Featuring Obscure References

Economics Featuring Obscure References

Kritarth Jha has been called many things: an engineer, a development economist, but most importantly; broke. Join him as he takes you on a 45-minute review of the economics discipline via a new sub-field which he likes to call Econo-Stand-up... 

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

15 years as a touring comic has weaponised Jacques' ability to sum people up on sight. His policy: always judge a book by its cover – that's the whole point of the cover. In under an hour you'll learn to interpret body language, body art and body odour... 

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

Jeffrey Baldinger: Living in a Hyperbolic Chamber

A show about someone who doesn't need to exaggerate the absurdities of his life. Jeffrey Baldinger takes the audience through his life of ridiculous misadventures. The show's narrative focuses on the use of language in every part of the world and how simple phrases can get us in and out of trouble... 

Snowflake It 'Til You Make It

Snowflake It 'Til You Make It

There is something very reminiscent of Bill Murray in Matt Duwell: the optimistic sarcasm is the overlying note in his voice; he produces easy crowd-pleasing material, imbued with the subtle undercurrents of political fascination; his versatility is self-explanatory in his peerless audience interaction; and there is an innate likeability about his grounded persona... 

Laura Lexx: Trying

Laura Lexx: Trying

Laura Lexx takes us on an emotional exploration thick with poignancy, and layered with humour. Addressing her own experiences of infertility and mental health issues, she gives us a no holds barred introspection into her family dynamics and coping strategies... 

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton’s show, as brought to us in 2017, is framed by the chaos theory and concept that a small action can have major consequences at a later point. And this edict provides the backdrop for us to explore the notion of ‘kindness’, with Burton posing the question of whether kindness can indeed change the world... 

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Historical Objects

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Historical Objects

Our plucky pension grabbers take you on a hilarious journey to comedy's distant past. Barry curates his earliest parrot jokes from the Jurassic period while Ronnie discusses the origin of igneous rock (and metamorphic roll)... 

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Hosted by Susan Calman in her only Fringe appearance this year. Join a massive line-up of Fringe stars in a raucous evening of comedy to help the fight against brain cancer. Last year's line-up included John Bishop and Aisling Bea... 

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Last year's sell-out show returns with a full refurb for 2018. Star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo, Question Time and his own BBC Radio 4 special. 'Funny regardless of your political leanings' **** (Fest). 

I Love You

I Love You

Comedian Michael Malone (Comedy Central, FOX, Hulu) breaks down the idiotic ways we deal with life, death, love and sex in his new unforgettable and moving show, I Love You. 

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We’re Not Going Bowling? may be the best debut comedy show at the Fringe this year. Telling a tale of painfully embarrassing experiences with a poignant conclusion, Simon Fraser will leave you laughing, amazed and most definitely not jealous... 

Laughing for Palestine with Frankie Boyle

Laughing for Palestine with Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle and top comedians (TBC), hosted by Daphna Baram, join in with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition in the UK (ICAHD UK) for a fundraiser show to fund the construction of a community centre in the Jordan Valley, serving 13 villages in one of the most deprived areas of the West Bank... 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Room 101 (BBC One) and regularly heard on BBC Radio 4's News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Now Show and plenty more. This hugely popular comic returns to the Fringe with a fresh crop of quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction not to mention 'proper laugh-out-loud one-liners' (Herald)... 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

Standard Issue: Stands Up

Standard Issue: Stands Up

Standard Issue Podcast – the smart and witty women's magazine for ears – knows a truckload of funny broads, so it makes sense to bring them to the festival stage. Join some of its favourites for an evening of stand up comedy... 

The Spice Girls Lied to Us

The Spice Girls Lied to Us

The Spice Girls lied right to our faces. They sold us girl power, the crappy music, the equally crappy merch. We soaked it up. They told us friendship would last forever then each one of them went off, got married, had kids, got cheated on and publicly humiliated, and all of them went back to their husbands... 

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

The campaign to make Luke Wright the new Poet Laureate starts here. All new material from 'the best performance poet around' (Observer). ***** (Scotsman, List, ExeuntMagazine.com, Herald, ThreeWeeks, BroadwayBaby... 

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Bob's Not My Uncle and Other Devastating Truths

Mark Ritchie, fresh from tours in Australia and America, returns with a hilarious storytelling show that covers the big themes of life... uncles, God and of course beetroot. 

Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

Fresh from sell-out seasons and rave reviews in New Zealand and Australia, comedian Louise Beuvink is coming to Edinburgh for the first time with her smash-hit show Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette... 

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Welcome to the Pungle

He had full houses in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and now Robin Boot is back with more rock'n'roll hilarity with his new show: Welcome to the Pungle – the wild side of musical comedy! Voted one of the top three new comedians of 2016 (LastMinuteComedy... 

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Hundreds entered, only a handful survive – now one will be crowned Britain's funniest student 2018. We've scoured the UK's universities for the finest new comedy talent, now we need to choose the very best of the best... 

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Fresh from a year of touring around Australia and the East, Henry is back and has something to say. On a very basic level, this is a lively and humorous hour of razor sharp stand-up based on one man's quest to find love... 

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. On the day of review it wasn’t raining, preventing the comic from one of his most reliable gags (“do you enjoy the dampness of the sauna but dislike the excessive warmth? Visit Edinburgh in August”), but there were plenty of familiar Munnerisms on display – a blend of surreal perspectives, snippets of songs, written material and gloriously amateurish DIY props... 

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 and followed by a life of travel, constantly having to single-handedly win over a new audience every night... 

Juliet Meyers: Year of the Dog

Juliet Meyers: Year of the Dog

Juliet Myers and Homer, the rescue podenco, deliver their second Fringe comedy run in which we are regaled with tales of life with an anxious dog. Homer is now possibly the most famous dog of the Fringe, and can regularly be spotted about festival haunts expertly posing for photographs... 

Interruption Show

Interruption Show

The interactive show where Dalia Malek (CKP's Lunchtime Special, Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, Second City Diversity in Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest) and rotating co-hosts interrupt comedians mid-performance to ask burning questions, find out what happened next and dig into backstories of jokes... 

Tom Short and Tom Little – Small World

Tom Short and Tom Little – Small World

People often get awkward, white, Northern Tom Short, and awkward, white, Northern Tom Little mixed up. Can’t think why. Come see if you can tell them apart. Tom Short (Funhouse Champion 2014) ‘is a cool cat… who wins the audience over immediately’ (Now Then Magazine) with ‘his self-deprecating style and quick-fire delivery…... 

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Final

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Final

Vote excitedly alongside dozens of international talent scouts for 2018’s hottest breakthrough stars in the making, who battle for glory, fame and the shiny moose trophy. Eight truly outstanding finalists beat 300+ new comedians from around the country to win through to this respected award's final... 

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

For Robin Williams: A Benefit Gig in Aid of Mind and SAMH

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight, four years after his passing, we will celebrate him. And hopefully raise a helluva lot of money for two great mental health charities. How can we not, with a show helmed by the co-host dream team of Ed Gamble and Nish Kumar, and a smashing array of ace guests, including Felicity Ward, Sofie Hagen and Stu Goldsmith... 

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

Potatoes, Pies and Haggis

These two friends are the comedy duo Pies and Haggis and together they'll take you on a comedy journey that is full of truth, confessions and a hilarious voyage that'll make you question your existence and want to phone a best friend... 

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh drinks Stella before yoga. Louise has gravy on her avocado. Both find themselves uncertain of their social hierarchy. Some say it’s an exploration of class identity, really it’s just a laugh over a pint... 

Oxford Revue: Free

Oxford Revue: Free

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

Go Slay Dragons!

Go Slay Dragons!

Dan was almost shot – and it's all Rupert Murdoch's fault. Kinda. A lefty snowflake somehow working at The Sun, fighting the choir of voices in his head leads him on a noble quest in this demonstrably true tale of love, adventure and song... 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. Sometimes they kill, sometimes they die but always the call to return rings in their ears. Tales from the Battlefield is a brand-new storytelling show from award-winning comic Scott Gibson... 

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Loving your children, spouse and aging parents (in that order, please don't tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and, a lot of the time, it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from host of BBC Radio 4's Comedy of the Week podcast... 

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker isn’t your average Orthodox Jewish man. He’s also an internationally acclaimed comedian and now, for the first time, is performing a show for us gentiles, direct from his off-Broadway run… 

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. He’ll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation... 

Show And Tell at The Queen's Hall

Show And Tell at The Queen's Hall

The UK's leading producers for pioneering, alternative comedy bring two all-star line-ups to The Queen's Hall. Featuring Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated stars from across the company's stable (which includes Joseph Morpurgo, Mae Martin, Simon Munnery, Josie Long, John Kearns and many more), plus some of the Fringe's biggest stars and household names... 

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy. Off of BBC Two's Mock the Week, Sky's The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central's At the Comedy Store and Drunk History, BBC Two's The Apprentice You're Fired, Channel 4's Man Down, TBS's Conan and a short film he can't remember the name of where he killed a man from ITV's The Bill with a spade... 

A Diamond Diva

A Diamond Diva

Miss DQ, the Diamond Diva, also happens to be the only dwarf drag act in Europe. Fresh from a three year residency at Sparkles Show Bar in Gran Canaria, the star of Channel 4's Seven Dwarves is ready to knock the Fringe for six... 

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

As the audience file in Rose Matafeo is playing table tennis with members of the front row, in a gimmick that does not factor into the later story at any point. This transparent effort to endear herself to the audience as literally approachable is one that pays off, breaking down the initial barrier between comedian and crowd and allowing Matafeo to thrive off the energy of the vocal audience... 

Pigs in Residence

Pigs in Residence

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

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Liam Jeavons: Never Heard of Him

Described by his nan as the best comedian in Birmingham, and probably the world, the award nominee and gong show-winning comedian, Liam Jeavons, premieres his new solo show. Filled with optimism and energy, Liam plans to go from a nobody to a somebody... 

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

Unhook your mindbras. David O'Doherty is back in Edinburgh with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC Two's Live at the Apollo and Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 

Perdidos* in Translation (Lost* in Traducción)

Perdidos* in Translation (Lost* in Traducción)

Join us on an exotic journey all the way from Barcelona, via Seattle, Paris and Leeds?One very single Spaniard, one very married Englishman, one very real question... what is going on? Laugh along as Chris Groves and Xavi Castells try to make some sense of a world where everything seems to get 'lost in translation', a world of confusion we can all relate to... 

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. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere... 

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

There are going to be two kinds of people who read this review: fans of Paul Foot, and people who are curious about Paul Foot. If you're a fan of Paul Foot then you can stop reading after the next paragraph... 

Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

Jimeoin: Roast Chicken Result!

Later! Ruder! Sillier! 'Wickedly funny... Exhilarating! ****1/2 (Age). World-class stand-up from one of live comedy's internationally acclaimed masters! Star of Apollo and Royal Variety, and off-Broadway smash-hit... 

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’s always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. She’s lived in Essex, Israel and Belarus. She's been a dental nurse, singer and social worker... 

Ari Shaffir's Renamed Storyteller Show

Ari Shaffir's Renamed Storyteller Show

Ari Shaffir and other funny people tell true and scintillating stories. Long-form American storytelling featuring weird, crazy, fascinating true stories from some of the funniest people on Earth... 

Bitter and Twisted

Bitter and Twisted

Longing for something but short on luck. They’ve been on a mighty quest to the bottom of the cave of desperation, met a winged, twice-horned beast called Insanity, stared into his emerald green eyes and screamed 'not today!' Disturbed but not perturbed they fled to a town called Purgatoria, population: two... 

Marc Burrows – Mind Your Head

Marc Burrows – Mind Your Head

Journalist, musician and stand-up Marc Burrows presents a surprisingly silly trek through psychiatric wards, suicide attempts, depression and bipolar diagnosis. With jokes. Lots of them... 

Kerry Godliman: Work in Progress

Kerry Godliman: Work in Progress

Kerry Godliman is back in Edinburgh to try out material she's never said out loud before. Both an incredibly talented comedian and a phenomenal actor, Kerry is best known for her appearances on BBC's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Jack Dee's Referendum HelpDesk, ITV's Bad Move, Sky Atlantic's Save Me and Channel 4's Derek... 

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. Luckily she saw the funny side. Join the Fringe's youngest stand-up comedian – now aged 15 – on a surreal journey through adolescent mental health services... 

Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde

Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. Life gave Jayde Adams a Bristolian upbringing, great comic sensibility, an affinity for drag queens, and an impressive set of pipes... 

A Broad Abroad

A Broad Abroad

If there’s one thing the majority of people at the Fringe can empathise with, it’s how hard the life of a jobbing actor can be. Unsuccessful auditions, lazy agents, missed opportunities and lack of creative fulfilment... 

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 disabled redneck from the Southern States of the USA – he had finally found someone worse off than him... 

Olga Koch: Fight

Olga Koch: Fight

When you think of Russians, funny and comedian are probably not two words that instantly spring to mind; but in time, Olga Koch will change that. Her show is centred around the events of 2014 – when her father was stopped on the Russian border trying to board a plane to Germany... 

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

Lazy Susan: Forgive Me, Mother!

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

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Pattison explodes onto the stage in sparkly hot pants, boots and a crop top. It's a high energy introduction during which she barely draws breath, setting the scene for the next hour... 

George Michael Is Greek

George Michael Is Greek

I realise I’m breaking the Greek code by saying this, but George Michael is Greek is quite possibly the most underwhelming show I’ve ever seen. I understand I’ll need to explain my reasoning for this, but if you are even the slightest bit dubious, by all means, please do go and see for yourself... 

Benefit in Aid of MS

Benefit in Aid of MS

Incredible comics come together, donating their time for free, whilst fundraising for MS charities. Over 11,000 people in Scotland have multiple sclerosis (100,000 in the UK). MS is more common here than most countries in the world... 

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Join us for a bumper-length comedy extravaganza to help raise vital funds for Barnardo's, while previewing a selection of this year’s top Fringe shows. Featuring household names from TV and stand-up, our previous line-up has included Joel Dommett, John Bishop, David O’Doherty, Ed Byrne, Iain Stirling, Jason Byrne, Joe Lycett, Jo Caulfield, Milton Jones and Sara Pascoe... 

Comedy Car ft. Andrew Maxwell

Comedy Car ft. Andrew Maxwell

Uber is launching the most intimate travelling venue at Fringe, hosting a series of Andrew Maxwell comedy performances for absolutely free, from the back of a car. The Comedy Car gigs will last for 15 minutes, giving passengers an uproarious taste of Andrew’s cutting-edge observational comedy and acerbic social commentary while taking in the sights of the Scottish capital... 

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

Old friends John Kearns and Pat Cahill have gathered together 110% of their very best talking points, bloopers, songs and fighting talks to discuss at the Blundabus. Also featuring some hand picked friends from the cream of their alternative comedy price bracket... 

HUB Fresh

HUB Fresh

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

Pete Firman: Marvels

Pete Firman: Marvels

Pete Firman enters the stage in his trademark three-piece suit, warming the audience up with a cascade of comedy nuggets which sets the scene for what is to come. Firman is undoubtedly funny, and his heady combination of slapstick comedy and well-presented magic makes for an enjoyable hour which concludes with an astonished audience... 

Paul Currie: Hot Donkey

Paul Currie: Hot Donkey

Paul Currie is a disturbingly brilliant comic who plays his crowd like the conductor of an orchestra. It is clear from the outset that the audience are an integral part of his show, within a minute of starting everyone is on their feet singing ‘Pandas for hands’ with Currie leading us, and creating a human tunnel of legs for him to crawl under... 

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. It marks an entertaining kick off to a show, which starts and finishes strongly but sinks with an uneven middle section... 

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

Jessimae Peluso is an American stand-up comedian and television personality. She is best-known for being an outspoken cast member from MTV's Girl Code. She hosts both the Sharp Tongue and Highlarious podcasts... 

The Golden Path

The Golden Path

The Golden Path is about trying to do the right thing – personally and politically. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, how do you know your efforts are going to lead everyone the right way? When we began our cycle campaign we were told we would get someone killed... 

Benefit in Aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue

Benefit in Aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue

Scotland! Famous for hills and of course mountains. Breathtaking, but when things go wrong, we rely on mountain rescue (mostly run by volunteers). A night of comedy hosted by The Stand Comedy Club – let's help and support this fantastic cause so that everyone can enjoy Scotland's natural majesty as safely as possible... 

The Golden Path

The Golden Path

The Golden Path is about trying to do the right thing – personally and politically. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, how do you know your efforts are going to lead everyone the right way? When we began our cycle campaign we were told we would get someone killed... 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons should be feeling pretty good right now. Although she does have to top a nomination for Best Show at last year's Fringe Festival, she is still in one of the major venues at the Fringe during peak time whilst performing to fair-sized audiences... 

Scott Gibson: Anywhere but Here

Scott Gibson: Anywhere but Here

Humans are storytellers. We tell stories about ourselves and each other throughout our lives; sometimes to entertain, sometimes to inform and sometimes to impose a little bit of order on what is often a chaotic world... 

Janeane Garofalo: Put a Pin in That

Janeane Garofalo: Put a Pin in That

‘I’m not mad,’ Janeane Garofalo is keen to point out. ‘I just speak in a strident tone.’ In this loosely formed hour, the actress, writer and activist (she tells us that she’s not that skilled at telling jokes) bounces from subject to subject, being distracted by a shiny new topic before having fully deconstructed the one at hand... 

Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt

Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt

Evelyn Mok hungers to speak about the uncomfortable, but for a Swedish-Chinese woman, who will gladly "take cake over di*k any day of the week", this is something that comes easy to her... 

Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With... Podcast

Aidan Goatley’s 10 Films With... Podcast

Guests for this popular podcast include Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes and Mark Thomas, who join Aidan Goatley for a lovely chat about the films they love. A different guest each day! 'Charmingly funny' (Scotsman)... 

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We’re Not Going Bowling? may be the best debut comedy show at the Fringe this year. Telling a tale of painfully embarrassing experiences with a poignant conclusion, Simon Fraser will leave you laughing, amazed and most definitely not jealous... 

Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place, My Life in and Out of Squeeze. With Boo Hewerdine

Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place, My Life in and Out of Squeeze. With Boo Hewerdine

Chris Difford celebrates the release of his autobiography with some very special shows. A stand-up evening of stories and songs covering his career over the last 45 years. He will be joined by Boo Hewerdine... 

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 hot and doesn't have enough chairs... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers from around the UK, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent appearing at the Fringe... 

Sunday Service With Ola

Sunday Service With Ola

Sunday Service With Ola is a unique event experience that uses a church theme to bring you stand-up comedy, group discussion and music. Welcome to the dopest concept comedy show. Join the congregation... 

Relatively Normal

Relatively Normal

Why are comics so messed up? Aaron Levene introduces a rolling line-up of four top comedians each day as they joke about the one trauma that unites us all, our families. 'I thought I had a messed up family, but growing up with Aaron I can emphatically state he had it much, much worse... 

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

The finest Geordie, Scottish and Australian comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up comedy. Presented by Newcastle's Dan Willis, ‘uber-Jock’ Obie and the most Australian man on the planet, Mick Neven... 

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

Fringe hit! A different daily bill of global stand-up comedy stars. Five sell-out years. 'Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe' (Time Out). Past acts include Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Chris Turner, Mark Dolan, Nathan Cassidy, Patrick Monahan, Jarred Christmas, Scott Capurro, Dan Antopolski, Jo Caulfield, Abandoman, Milo McCabe, Iain Stirling, David Mills, Sarah Callaghan, Trevor Lock, Phil Wang, Al Lubel, Nick Helm, Adam Hess, Phil Nichol... 

So You Think You're Funny? Semi-Finals

So You Think You're Funny? Semi-Finals

The UK's biggest and best comedy newcomer competition is back for its 31st year at the Fringe! After months of regional heats, come see the funniest of the hundreds of applicants as they battle for a place in the Grand Final... 

The Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

The Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

Australia's top comedians take on England's finest in a five-test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. The old enemies go head-to-head to prove once and for all who is the funniest... 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

'Consistently boasting the most interesting line-ups in the country' (Times). The best acts from the Fringe come and muck about and make you laugh at midnight. 

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

To say that Paul Mayhew-Archer is not afraid to poke fun at himself would be the understatement of the last decade. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011 at the age of 58, Mayhew-Archer forwent self-pity in lieu of stand-up and charity work... 

Immigrateful

Immigrateful

As seen on BBC One. Support for Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan. George has lived in the UK for as long as he lived in Greece. Is he Greek any more than British? He's just happy to be here! 

Purpleberry

Purpleberry

Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up 2017, Stephen Buchanan, comes to the Fringe with his debut solo show. Expect 45 minutes of sharp wit and offbeat observations as he explores his darkest fears, from commitment to dead-end jobs to children's literature... 

Who's the Daddy Pig?

Who's the Daddy Pig?

Before starting stand-up comedy, Philip Simon was an actor, and the fact you didn't know that is testament to how successful he was! He eventually took on the prized role of Daddy Pig in the UK tour and West End run of Peppa Pig’s Party... 

Love Admin

Love Admin

Dissecting the reality of love in the modern world. Join Bella and Alice as they take on all the bureaucracy, social etiquette and red tape of being best friends, cunnilingus and going crazy... 

Australian Beauty

Australian Beauty

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

Australia: Origin of F*cked

Australia: Origin of F*cked

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

A Verbal Tightrope Walk

A Verbal Tightrope Walk

There's a fine line between the sublime and the ridiculous. Jack has no idea where it is but enjoys finding out with puns, wordplay and nonsense teetering on the border between daft and dafter, constantly testing your sense of silly and the constraints of the one-liner form... 

Post-Coital Risotto

Post-Coital Risotto

A mix of stand-up, musical comedy, and unusual surnames from two local Edinburgh comedians. Bryan Ghosh – whose writing is 'mind-blowingly brilliant' (ThreeWeeks) and Chris Iskander – 'a doubly-talented man' (Skinny) – know full well you won’t have heard of them, so will spare you phrases like 'up-and-coming' and 'rising stars' and just promise it’ll be funny. 

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 showcases so, you know, be impressed... 

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

With his high energy delivery, natural comic ability and overall friendly vibe, Joseph Parsons (as seen on Channel 4) will share his uplifting account of the ups and downs of discovering his sexuality... 

Good Grief

Good Grief

Whether you’re mourning a loved one, your youth, or last night’s bottle(s) of Pinot, grief is inevitable and never convenient. Australian comedian Nat Harris takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the five stages of grief in 50 minutes: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance... 

No Success Like Failure

No Success Like Failure

How do we define success? Is failure ever an option? Is a teasmade an appropriate 60th birthday gift? Does anyone really know what is going on at all, ever? Expect beguiling stories and big belly laughs as Jake attempts to answer these questions and more... 

Reuben Hunter – The Hoard

Reuben Hunter – The Hoard

Stand-up comedy all about mess, junk and baggage – the stuff we hold on to, and the reasons why. Stacked to the ceiling with stories, jokes and observations from comedian and self-confessed hoarder, Reuben Hunter... 

Rik Wolters – Heroic Failure

Rik Wolters – Heroic Failure

Rik is a bit of an oddball. Socially awkward, obsessive compulsive and sarcastic to the core, he has made his fair share of enemies over the years. In his Fringe debut, Rik recalls some of the stories from his somewhat chequered past and invites the audience to join him in laughing in the face of failure! 

Marc Jennings:  Jokes 'N' That

Marc Jennings: Jokes 'N' That

Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist and regular panelist on BBC Scotland‘s Breaking the News, Marc Jennings comes to the Edinburgh Fringe using his 'caustic wit' (Scotsman) to give his take on the world from his perspective as a young working-class Glaswegian with an intellectual bent... 

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

Join Jem (Best Newcomer Midlands Awards 2018), Joe (Chortle finalist 2015) and Horatio (Chortle semi-finalist 2018) for an absurd hour of stand-up about dads, insects, long hairy legs and dads... 

Jim Swann: The Man With No Vaginas

Jim Swann: The Man With No Vaginas

Somewhere between who he is, who he thinks he is, who he wants to be, who he wishes he wasn’t and who he suspects people want him to think he is… you’ll find the child in adult’s clothing struggling to hide the fact that he has absolutely no idea what the bloody hell he’s doing. 

Chris Laker is Dead – Free

Chris Laker is Dead – Free

Hi! I’m American comedian Chris Laker. I’m obsessed with my upcoming death and want to talk to you about it. My life too. It’s in joke/story form but it’s the life of a straight white man, you get it... 

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. He now realises that he should have chosen one of them. But he is still not sure which one. 'Al Lubel has one of the funniest jokes I ever heard' (Jerry Seinfeld)... 

Secret Comedy Cabaret

Secret Comedy Cabaret

Take a chance on a real free Fringe experience. A comedy compilation show. Featuring the best in stand-up and alternative comedy. Big names and up-and-coming talent. A different show every day... 

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Last year, Chris was finally feeling happy and well-adjusted. This year, he's a mess, which should be more fun to watch! Join Chris for the follow-up to his debut hour Premature Emasculation (*****, Bunbury Magazine)... 

DC's Marvels of Comedy

DC's Marvels of Comedy

DC's Marvels of Comedy is a stand-up compilation show with a difference. Each day Dan Cadey will host a mighty handful of comic marvels who will each put their powers to the test to be crowned DC's Ultimate Marvel of Comedy... 

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

15 years as a touring comic has weaponised Jacques' ability to sum people up on sight. His policy: always judge a book by its cover – that's the whole point of the cover. In under an hour you'll learn to interpret body language, body art and body odour... 

Zillions of Comedians (The One-Man Compilation Show)

Zillions of Comedians (The One-Man Compilation Show)

Watch Zillions of Comedians squeezed into just one hour. Expect comedy creations from all walks of life. Each and every character creation is played by Laughing Pod award-winning comedian, Lucas Jolson... 

Charm Offensive

Charm Offensive

Top Australian headline act Mick Neven returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show about love, life, loss and the pitfalls of buying second hand sex robots. Best Comedy nominee – Fringe World, Perth 2018... 

Single Comedians Trying To Impress You

Single Comedians Trying To Impress You

Single Comedians trying to impress you. Part dating show, part cabaret. All acts are single and wanting to meet you! Remember – what happens in Edinburgh, stays in Edinburgh... 

Dave Maher Coma Show

Dave Maher Coma Show

Dave Maher was almost unplugged from life support during a month-long coma. He was eulogised on Facebook. Then he woke up. The Chicago stand-up comedian told the story on This American Life... 

Frank Leigh We Don't Give a ****

Frank Leigh We Don't Give a ****

Funny Women regional finalists Jo Frank and Louise Leigh serve up a titillating menu: start with mobility scooter fetishes and celebrity sex dolls, followed by a liberal serving of the dark heart of parenting, sloshed down with unusual uses for non-alcoholic beer... 

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Last year, Chris was finally feeling happy and well-adjusted. This year, he's a mess, which should be more fun to watch! Join Chris for the follow-up to his debut hour Premature Emasculation (*****, Bunbury Magazine)... 

Brown Guys, Grey Skies

Brown Guys, Grey Skies

An outsider perspective to life in Europe. Part observational humor, part cathartic revelation, the show zigzags through hilarious childhood stories from India and how it ricochets in present day Europe... 

Blaise White Changes the World

Blaise White Changes the World

Come join this young Aussie stand-up veteran as he takes on Edinburgh and the world with a masterclass on life, tackling love, loss, world peace and the logistics of hamburgers. As a young kid you're told that you know nothing... 

The Show Between Shows Show

The Show Between Shows Show

New(ish) for 2018! Not featuring televised comedians or Fringe legends, just friendly unknowns being friendly. It's like that feeling of getting into bed with clean sheets after having an effective shower... 

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. 

Tash Goldstone: Jellybean

Tash Goldstone: Jellybean

Tash Goldstone, as seen on Comedy Central online and VICE, comes of age in a 40-minute show exploring childhood obsessions, terrible YouTubers and why you should never eat glitter. 'Very unique... 

The Oxford Revue: Group Work

The Oxford Revue: Group Work

Three of the Oxford Revue’s best and brightest present a free hour of stand-up and musical comedy. Join Olley, John and Elaine as they follow in the footsteps of Revue alumni like Michael Palin, Stewart Lee, Al Murray, Katy Brand, Sally Phillips, Armando Iannucci and Rowan Atkinson... 

Super Sonic 90s Kid

Super Sonic 90s Kid

Award-winning stand-up Sooz Kempner spent the 90s playing Sonic, going from a little kid to a fully grown teen. But did the 90s map out her entire existence? And will she coast through life or will she try to complete it with all the Chaos Emeralds? As seen on BBC Three, ITV2 and Comedy Central... 

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. May contain jokes about balconies, terror, acid and robins. An early version of this show won the Best Show Award at the 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival... 

Tom Short and Tom Little – Small World

Tom Short and Tom Little – Small World

People often get awkward, white, Northern Tom Short, and awkward, white, Northern Tom Little mixed up. Can’t think why. Come see if you can tell them apart. Tom Short (Funhouse Champion 2014) ‘is a cool cat… who wins the audience over immediately’ (Now Then Magazine) with ‘his self-deprecating style and quick-fire delivery…... 

Jew-O-Rama

Jew-O-Rama

After a sell-out run at the Camden Fringe 2017 and great audience reviews at the Leicester Comedy Festival 2018, Jew-O-Rama makes its Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut bringing you the best Jewish stand-up comedy in the country... 

Wedding Guest Extraordinaire: Sarah Southern

Wedding Guest Extraordinaire: Sarah Southern

Full of joy and love following the royal wedding, the Wedding Guest Extraordinaire has brought her obsession with love matches to Edinburgh and wants to share her tales with you. She’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of some of her latest nuptials and share some cheeky stories... 

Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan

Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan

Multi award-winning comic Harriet Kemsley pulls her skirt out of her pants and shames slut shaming. In a Cornell University study women rated fictional female peer, Joan, as emotionally unstable and less competent because she was sexually promiscuous... 

Alexander Bennett: Housewives' Favourite

Alexander Bennett: Housewives' Favourite

Tragedy + time + a desperate need to fill a void in your heart = comedy. Alexander Bennett is an award-nominated comedian and creator of the cult fringe show Hell To Play. He’s emotionally broken and quietly desperate... 

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

A man who can't write publicity blurb wants you to come and hear his anarchic wit, satirical verse and dazzling Weltschmerz. The twat. Join BBC Radio 4 regular and walking shortbread tin Elvis McGonagall as he bellows into the void of our post-truth world... 

The Family Guy

The Family Guy

Cornelius Patrick O' Sullivan is a comedian and a poet. He's also overweight and married. Add a newborn baby into the mix and now he's finished! Join him on a journey of bad jokes, funny stories and side-splittingly hilarious poems as you delve deeper into the world of professional comedy and amateur fatherhood... 

The LOL Word

The LOL Word

Like comedy and queer women? Then you’ll love this mixed bill of stand-up stars who are rising through the comedy ranks faster than you can say Ellen Degeneres. BBC New Comedy Award nominees (2016, 2017), Funny Women finalists (2017), Soho Theatre Young Company alumni... 

Late'n'Live

Late'n'Live

The original, wildest and latest of the late-night comedy shows is back for its 32nd year, showcasing unadulterated comedy mayhem to tickle the fancy of every twisted night owl. Each night's a totally different beast that follows a trusted formula: one hysterical compere, four brave acts, an electrifying live band and hours of booze-soaked laughter... 

Stella Graham: Uncivilized

Stella Graham: Uncivilized

Stella vs Nature, like Man vs Food, without the quadruple cheeseburgers. Warning: May contain girl going nuts and high risk of a rage infused heart attack. 'If you're a TV executive, drop what you're doing and go see her now' (Skinny)... 

Battle of the Superheroes – The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

Battle of the Superheroes – The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

This worldwide hit show for geeks and non-geeks everywhere returns with a changing line-up of hilarious comedians with a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate to find out who is the greatest superhero... 

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. They say White Men Can’t Jump... 

Free Stand-Up Will Never Die

Free Stand-Up Will Never Die

The hilarious Welsh optimist returns to the Fringe, working through his latest identity crisis the only way he knows how – with 40 minutes of excellent free comedy. Show includes 15-minute support act. 

Alex Love: Stop the Press, I Want to Get Off

Alex Love: Stop the Press, I Want to Get Off

Find out what life is really like as a local newspaper reporter in a rural town, covering hard-hitting stories such as parish council meetings, charity bike rides and dogs winning raffles... 

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

The funny side of Australia. Top British comedian Dan Willis moved to Australia six years ago. Now he’s got a bag of jokes, experiences and hangovers to share. 'Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up' **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. Intertwining her own life with a traditional Shetland folk tale. 'Marjolein Robertson is a highly promising and delightfully original act' (Jay Richardson, Scotsman)... 

Dominic Holland – The Glory Year

Dominic Holland – The Glory Year

Complete sell-out 2017. Eight four-star reviews, including the Scotsman, Herald, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and Evening Standard. In the past he's tackled hard questions like: how do you know when to wash a towel or when an onion is peeled? This year, this fearless award-winning comic demands to know why we bother with dinner parties? An everyman (albeit with a superstar first son in Tom, Spider-Man), his great skill is picking apart his own life and making audiences laugh at themselves... 

Mark Silcox: I Can Cure...

Mark Silcox: I Can Cure...

'Don't kill yourself, Mark, by bringing a new show every year if people are not getting it. Repeat, repeat, repeat and make sure the hydrogen balloon flies and explodes. Hard work is the key to success... 

Emslie and Cooke: Light and Shade

Emslie and Cooke: Light and Shade

You can’t choose your family, but you can create 30 minutes of comedy about them. That’s exactly what Joseph Emslie (Amused Moose finalist 2017) and Chris Cooke (BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack) have done! Joseph and Chris had very different upbringings... 

Eleanor Tiernan: Success Without a Sex Tape

Eleanor Tiernan: Success Without a Sex Tape

Chronic Irish over-thinker still can't see the wood for the trees. 'Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice' (Sunday Times). 

Jack Barry: Tango

Jack Barry: Tango

In the last year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry has been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's been reading up on sex, love and relationships, but is definitely still not an expert... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course runs over two days with nine hours of training followed by a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

Quiz in My Pants

Quiz in My Pants

The festival's silliest panel show returns for its ninth year! With special guests every day – previous guests include Joe Lycett, Miles Jupp, Tom Green, Henning Wehn, Matt Richardson, Max and Ivan, and Noise Next Door... 

Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales

Adrian Minkowicz: Tango Tales

After Best Newcomer, the Argentinean comedian brings stories of tango from Buenos Aires to Edinburgh. Gardel, Piazzolla, milongas, passion, how he almost murdered for love and why Al Pacino’s dancing in Scent of a Woman is crap... 

The Russian Comedy Experience

The Russian Comedy Experience

Russia, you've heard of it, you know it's run by a shirtless man on a horse. But what's it really like? Three of Russian TV's finest comedians will tell you for a whole hour, with jokes about the motherland, Britain and the world at large... 

Live the Laugh

Live the Laugh

'Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up' **** (ThreeWeeks). '55 minutes of side-splitting laughter' ***** (Plains Producer). Dan Willis brings 18 years of comedy experience to the table, out to prove that laughter truly is the best medicine... 

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Join us for a one-off comedy extravaganza! Come check out some of the new kids on the block as they make their Pleasance debut in this late-night comedy gala! Best of all, tickets are totally free! 

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 show after he’s dead... 

Georgia Tasda Means Business

Georgia Tasda Means Business

It’s a tough gig getting by in today’s cut-throat economy, but help is at hand! Join prize-winning comedy drag queen Georgia Tasda for a business masterclass, as she reveals the tricks of the trade she used to build her business empire... 

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Chris Chopping's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Last year, Chris was finally feeling happy and well-adjusted. This year, he's a mess, which should be more fun to watch! Join Chris for the follow-up to his debut hour Premature Emasculation (*****, Bunbury Magazine)... 

Nick Doody: PG

Nick Doody: PG

For his 10th solo Fringe hour, acclaimed stand-up Nick Doody faces a challenge: to come up with a PG-rated show. Can he succeed? Come and find out. Over 18s only. No diabetics. 'Genius' ***** (Scotsman). 

Sparkle Deli

Sparkle Deli

For their split hour of stand-up comedy, Louise Bastock and Liz Guterbock explore the mundane aspects of everyday life with a little bit of sinister sparkle. They're tackling the typical stuff: from assessing your financial landscape and getting tricked by your hangover poos to dads being the voice of reason (and also Richard Nixon)... 

Henry

Henry

Kirsten Brown and Guy Woodhouse present the show Henry. A 50-minute shared stand-up show that is their first. Of all the Henrys history has to offer, who is the best? Ford, the VIII, or the Hoover? Don't expect any scientific experiments to prove this, but do expect to hear some dodgy sonnets, and a complaint letter to God... 

Late-Night LOLs

Late-Night LOLs

Going to bed so soon? But the night has just begun! Enjoy some Late-Night LOLs with some of the best comedians at the Fringe. The best show you'll find at this hour. Hosted by award-winning comedian Aatif Nawaz. 

Christian Reilly: Gig Economy

Christian Reilly: Gig Economy

Perrier Award-winning musical stand-up takes an axe to austerity and liquidates laughter deficits. 'Blisteringly funny' (Stage). 'If you're a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you're a Christian Reilly fan already' (Guardian)... 

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free!

Worst Show on the Fringe – Free!

Russell Howard, Miranda Hart, Tim Minchin... what have they got in common? They all once received one-star reviews. Now in it's sixth glorious year, this show presents a fresh daily line-up of one-star wonders who've proved their reviewers wrong... 

Gareth Richards: Prophet

Gareth Richards: Prophet

Join Gareth Richards, Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2010 for his eighth funny, stupid, stand-up show, with some hilarious songs played on the Q-Chord. As seen on Russell Howard's Good News and Live at the Electric on BBC Three... 

Keith Fox is... Here and Now?

Keith Fox is... Here and Now?

Irish comedian Keith Fox returns to Edinburgh with another solo stand-up show. From pant-wetting school days, to mindfulness over a pint; this show is one man's battle to make sense of things... 

Rice Krispies With Ketchup

Rice Krispies With Ketchup

Los Angeles based stand-up comedian Kirk Smith has performed in over 1,000 venues on five continents. A regular at some of the best clubs in NYC and LA, he also has done several tours of Australia and Europe... 

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. So you decided to read a book about it... 

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

Bruce: Just a Pretty Face

The debut solo show from ex-President of the Oxford Revue, Georgia Bruce. Bruce is a character comedy show but with more music, more colours, and more Dolly Parton. Georgia shakes up the traditional character comedy formula and uses it to explore the way she sees the world through colours, and how she approaches both comedy and songwriting... 

Henry

Henry

Kirsten Brown and Guy Woodhouse present the show Henry. A 50-minute shared stand-up show that is their first. Of all the Henrys history has to offer, who is the best? Ford, the VIII, or the Hoover? Don't expect any scientific experiments to prove this, but do expect to hear some dodgy sonnets, and a complaint letter to God... 

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. Intertwining her own life with a traditional Shetland folk tale. 'Marjolein Robertson is a highly promising and delightfully original act' (Jay Richardson, Scotsman)... 

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

A stand-up show about a stolen camera, what was on it and what it represents. Davey Reilly presents a new hour of comedy exploring curiosity, potential and Russian spies. Davey has been described as 'the future of Irish comedy' by Rich Hall, a 'liberal cuck' by countless members of the far-right online, and has appeared on RTÉ, BBC, MTV, and Facts, among others... 

Peter Dobbing: Pleased With Yourself Isn't the Same as Being Happy

Peter Dobbing: Pleased With Yourself Isn't the Same as Being Happy

'Upbeat and energetic and above all, entertaining' (Advertiser, Adelaide). Bristol Underground Comedy brings Peter Dobbing's world tour back to Sneaky Pete's. Centrally located hour of free Fringe stand-up comedy at half two... 

We Should Know Better

We Should Know Better

Sikisa (BBC New Comedian 2017 finalist) and Adrian (who was cut out of the TV show The Night Manager) should know better by now. Despite having their head on straight, Adrian keeps repeating mistakes from his twenties and Sikisa keeps finding herself in sticky situations (literally)... 

Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

Katie Pritchard: Tsunamiramirami

Like the most watery of weather conditions, Katie Pritchard is washing over the surf boards of comedy, crashing into the sandbanks of genre and dropping a sturdy wave onto the beach house of musicality... 

Nick Hall: Peninsula

Nick Hall: Peninsula

No man is an island. But Nick Hall might be a peninsula. Hilarious and inventive stand-up, as seen and heard on BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. 'Brilliant' (Times). ‘Crackingly original’ **** (List)... 

Immigrateful

Immigrateful

As seen on BBC One. Support for Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan. George has lived in the UK for as long as he lived in Greece. Is he Greek any more than British? He's just happy to be here! 

Paul Savage: DoGooder

Paul Savage: DoGooder

It's hard to do good when everything's falling apart. Paul Savage had a weird year, that really made him look inside himself. That's never a good thing. Contains great new jokes about depression, identity politics and jewel heists... 

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat Two

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat Two

Canadian comedy veteran David Tsonos returns with his sequel to his solo show 2015 Walking the Cat. He now has a new cat, Mitzy, and she takes centre stage as he deals with problems of adoption, veterinarians, catnappings and even a murder... 

Fat Girl Slim... Chance

Fat Girl Slim... Chance

This is a show for the losers, the underdogs and the also-rans. This is a show for those people who want to win, but never will. Miranda Kane has spent her whole life trying to win something – anything! To get a trophy, an award, a certificate, or just a pat on the back and never succeeding... 

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

Running for Ireland, raising sons, matching socks, getting the gravy right, going on Countdown – Maxine has faced life’s challenges. Now 62, she’s leaving home on a bicycle. It's downhill from here... 

Stand-Up and Slam

Stand-Up and Slam

The battle is on! Six outstanding Fringe acts, one epic fight night. Who wins? You decide. The critically acclaimed showdown between poets and comedians is back for its third Edinburgh Fringe... 

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

A stand-up show about a stolen camera, what was on it and what it represents. Davey Reilly presents a new hour of comedy exploring curiosity, potential and Russian spies. Davey has been described as 'the future of Irish comedy' by Rich Hall, a 'liberal cuck' by countless members of the far-right online, and has appeared on RTÉ, BBC, MTV, and Facts, among others... 

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' (Mark Dolan, Balls of Steel) Scottish baldy Gary Sansome takes an irreverent look at music and popular culture in this hilarious, fun-packed show... 

Alistair Barrie – The InternationAL

Alistair Barrie – The InternationAL

Alistair Barrie headlines comedy clubs all over the world and is a BBC Scotland Breaking the News regular. He has been nominated for Best Show at the Fringe twice and lost both times... 

Stuart Goldsmith: End Of

Stuart Goldsmith: End Of

Stu's back with some thoughts on how it all works out in the end and whether anyone cares. A comic odyssey through future selves, rare diseases and the chance to convince your son you've got some sort of backbone... 

Ania and Riss Are Trying Their Hardest

Ania and Riss Are Trying Their Hardest

Funny Women regional finalist Ania Magliano and Cambridge Footlight Riss Obolensky have joined forces after two successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe: The Footlights International Tour Show (Pleasance Dome) and Switch: A Sketch Show (Underbelly Med Quad)... 

Dansplaining

Dansplaining

Hot on the heels of gigs across Europe, supporting Seann Walsh at the Leicester Square Theatre and the production of a second series of the hit YouTube series Wheelbarrow Town, Danny Ward returns to Edinburgh with his highly anticipated fifth solo show... 

Rich Wilson's Still Relevant

Rich Wilson's Still Relevant

Rich Wilson is still very much relevant, even though he's over 40. Regarded as one of the UK's finest circuit comedians, he's been making his living from comedy for 13 years even though you've never heard of him... 

Another Time Slot With Ger Staunton

Another Time Slot With Ger Staunton

A nice, relaxed way to spend an hour of your Edinburgh Fringe with conversational-style delivery from 'one of the best comedy writers in Ireland' (Aidan Bishop, The International Comedy Club, Dublin)... 

The Second Annual Black Comedy Showcase

The Second Annual Black Comedy Showcase

After the success of the First Annual Black Comedy Showcase, we're back – bigger, better and blacker. Featuring the best black comics from around the globe with a different line-up every day, the show is what it would look like if MLK and Bernard Manning had a bastard love child who put on a stand-up comedy cabaret... 

Ingrid Dahle: Wingrid

Ingrid Dahle: Wingrid

How does a shy Norwegian from the fjords end up leaving home and becoming a unique award-winning comedian in the UK? Surely there’s more to it than simply putting a W in front of your name to becoming the winner you were meant to be? Highly-anticipated debut which unravels the mystery behind becoming Wingrid: superior human being excelling at life... 

A New Political Comedy Show

A New Political Comedy Show

'Social barriers will dissipate as Rick Molland and Sully O’Sullivan go head-to-head in an epic stand-up comedy battle' (TheCultureTrip.com). 'Demonstrated no subject ought to be off-limits if handled intelligently and originally' (Scotsman)... 

Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband

Aidan Goatley is the Vicar’s Husband

Aidan was divinely happy as an apathetic atheist until his wife started training as a vicar. With his best friend finding her path, Aidan questions his purpose while dealing with audio bibles, professional jealousy and the purgatory of cruise ships... 

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

The Scottish Comedy Festival’s official Pick of the Fringe showcase returns for a seventh hilarious year with another phenomenal handpicked selection of our favourite acts from across the Fringe... 

Bona Fide

Bona Fide

Bona Fide asks the cream of Edinburgh Fringe 2018's comics to prove their worth by performing material specifically written for the theme of the night. You will have never heard any of this before – you probably won't again! The Stand Comedy Club's monthly night comes to the Fringe... 

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

Ben McCarthy: Nevermind

One of Australia's finest and youngest comedians comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time with his one hour show, Ben McCarthy: Nevermind. Nevermind is a one hour stand up show featuring stories of Ben's latest tours of Australia and Europe and life on the road as a travelling comedian... 

Rahul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

After last year's sell-out success, award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli's late-night compilation returns with up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guests... 

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Join festival favourite Stephen K Amos as he chats with guests hand-picked from the worlds of theatre, comedy and music. 'Great variety show featuring a diverse range of performers, gloriously presided over by the immensely funny charismatic host' **** (Edinburgh Festival Magazine)... 

Pat Cahill: Clagnut

Pat Cahill: Clagnut

Come and see Pat Cahill ride the midnight Blundabus with his favourite nuggets of neo-music hall entertainment, old clags, new dingles and some ridiculous chunks he just can't jiggle away... 

Late-Night Lucky Bag

Late-Night Lucky Bag

Every night, a rising star of the comedy scene will curate their own night of comedy. Many acts will be making their Edinburgh Fringe debuts with these shows, including Montreal comic Jeff O'Brien whose credits include opening for Russell Peters, and Hannah Lawrence who regularly performs stand-up at the biggest clubs in Toronto... 

Simon Jablonski – Love

Simon Jablonski – Love

An entirely un-erotic journey that begins in a public toilet, then takes strange diversions via a sexy tomato plant and a clap clinic. 

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand up comedy at this year's fringe. Hopefully, everybody makes it out alive! 

Mystery Meat (Showcase)

Mystery Meat (Showcase)

Mystery Meat is a monthly cult stand-up show regularly performing to sell-out audiences in Brighton. This is no accident. Get involved. 

Kitchen Party Action

Kitchen Party Action

Whose party is this? Anthony Ayton is a way better conversationalist when Jack Daniels is involved. Let's chat in the kitchen and pray the DJ/Lord of anti-music goes home. 'Bloody Funny' (Angela Barnes). 

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Fresh from touring UK and Australia, the maestro of feel-good comedy. Seen on QI, star of Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does the K Stand For? (BBC Radio 4). 'Amos is officially becoming a national treasure... 

Berlin Survivors' Comedy Club

Berlin Survivors' Comedy Club

Berlin, the capital of dark humour, dark history and dark rooms. So why not move there? See expats from the infamous Berlin comedy scene before the Nazis return to shut it down. 'The comedy scene embodies... 

The Stand Late Club

The Stand Late Club

'This is late-night comedy at its finest' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Late-night comedy at its best. Eight superb showcases from Scotland’s favourite club. Five comics, two hours. Different selection nightly... 

Black White With a Hash Brown

Black White With a Hash Brown

A tale of three colours. The show starts as pristine white in Bethnal Green and devolves to brown in Whitechapel, finally complete blackness in the heart of Leyton; it looks at ourselves and at society through our filters of colour. 

African in New York – Almost Famous by Njambi McGrath

African in New York – Almost Famous by Njambi McGrath

When the naive straight-out-of-Africa student Njambi McGrath was invited to a Thanksgiving meal by her new college friend, she could hardly have known that some areas in America are a no-go for black people... 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Join Nicholas Parsons, comedy actor and legendary host of BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute, for an unmissable hour of fun and laughter in the company of some very special guests. Celebrating a magnificent 18 years on the Fringe, this sell-out comedy chat show has previously featured Jason Byrne, John Bishop, Sue Perkins, Shappi Khorsandi, Gyles Brandreth, Micky Flanagan, Michael McIntyre and many more top acts... 

Fanny's @ Five

Fanny's @ Five

Everything else may have dried up but not their wit! The grande dames of Scottish comedy triumphantly return, just as funny and feisty as ever. They boldly go where no fanny has gone before... 

Prophets of Imperfection

Prophets of Imperfection

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

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

The biggest, brightest comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe all in one huge show, staged in the famous Udderbelly. A one-stop shop for your comedy fix, right in the beating heart of the festival... 

Glen Davies – Gagging

Glen Davies – Gagging

Comedy is subjective to each person as much as food taste and colour preference, so why not enjoy it at its rawest and possibly most honest source. That source is Glen Davies. How do his ancestors manage to appear throughout the world's conspiracies? Why is he obsessed with trite puns and what's so wrong about the name Keith? Glen is bringing silly back in a way that tickles all funny bones... 

Gary Little: Big Mouth

Gary Little: Big Mouth

After headlining at some of the top comedy clubs around the UK and abroad, Gary returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the sets, the stories and the jokes that have earned him the reputation as one of Scotland’s top comedians... 

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

He doesn’t know it all but Silky can make up something plausible really quickly. Brand-new show and concept from the best comedian you’ve never heard of. Family friendly-ish backwards comedy quiz... 

Rule of Three

Rule of Three

Part stand-up comedy, part game show. Three of the funniest comedians on earth take the stage with some of the best jokes in the world. Each one is sneaking in a different new joke every night... 

John Lynn: Addiction Diction

John Lynn: Addiction Diction

John Lynn is not a drug fiend. He doesn’t have a (serious) gambling problem. He’s not even that fond of coffee. However, like all of us, John has many addictions in his life. Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease, considered so because drugs alter the brain... 

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Sam Fraser has been a stand-by BBC local weather presenter since 2012. It's been a steep learning curve. Flattered by online comments about her bottom, she wonders can you be a full-time feminist and a part-time weather girl? This is Sam's first visit to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

The Edinburgh Revue's Stand-Up Show 2018

The Edinburgh Revue's Stand-Up Show 2018

The Edinburgh Revue returns to the Fringe with a collection of its best and brightest local talents from throughout the year in this stand-up showcase.  

Andy Barr: Neustadt

Andy Barr: Neustadt

Visionary architect Andy Barr, tasked with designing the ideal socialist city, is dragged into a paranoid nightmare of Cold War intrigue. Andy Barr is a stand-up and member of the Weirdos collective... 

Clara Saves America

Clara Saves America

In Clara Saves America, internationally unknown French stand-up comedian, Clara Bijl, talks about being French and living in America, moving to NYC, then to California; she shares her thoughts on attending funerals, leaving notes on people's cars, the hardship of raising cats, and of course, she talks about how she saves America... 

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

You want it. You want it now. Why should you wait? You've been good. You deserve what you want. And you deserve it now. Come. Treat yourself to some Instant GrAATIFication – the brand new comedy show from award-winning stand-up comedian Aatif Nawaz... 

The Best of Red Raw

The Best of Red Raw

From Edinburgh to Glasgow to Newcastle – our long-running weekly beginner's showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. A sell-out every week in our clubs (with a minimum six month stage time waiting list) – it's not to be missed! We bring together some of our favourites for the Fringe... 

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Tales Part II

Rahul Kohli: Newcastle Brown Tales Part II

Last year, it was stories about being pissed on by a dragon, near death by a fire-breathing dragon, and accidentally joining a Romani Gypsy drug-smuggling ring. This year, it's a brand-new hour of true stories including Spekky Rizwan Goes To Jail, How Rahul Communicated With the Dead Via Facebook Messenger and How a Series of Tragic Life Events Forced Him to Confront His Own Mortality (but mainly it's dumb sh*t Rizwan did)... 

Lee Kyle – Kicking Potatoes Into the Sea

Lee Kyle – Kicking Potatoes Into the Sea

Have you ever kicked a potato into the sea? Lee Kyle has. It's great but it's not the answer to your problems or anything. Unless your problem is that your sea doesn't have enough potatoes in, which it almost certainly isn't... 

Oxford Revue: Free

Oxford Revue: Free

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

What's Mark Zuckerberg Got to Do With It?

What's Mark Zuckerberg Got to Do With It?

A tender look at the humble homo sapien and how 200,000 years of steady progress have led us to... Arrrrggggh! Where are we? Who are we? And.... and.... Ah f*ck it, if we're all going to hell on a hand-held device let's laugh our tits off on the way... 

It's All My Mother's Fault!

It's All My Mother's Fault!

Romina Puma comes back and is darker than ever! It’s a show about love, or the lack of it, a show about a child longing to be cared for by her mother while having to care for her, and about selfishness as a last means of survival... 

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We’re Not Going Bowling? may be the best debut comedy show at the Fringe this year. Telling a tale of painfully embarrassing experiences with a poignant conclusion, Simon Fraser will leave you laughing, amazed and most definitely not jealous... 

Brendon Burns Mansplainin'

Brendon Burns Mansplainin'

90% of tour dates sold out in under 24 hours! Book early! Only £6.50 to pre-book. Host of the international smash hit and critically acclaimed podcast Dumb White Guy (half a million downloads on SoundCloud alone) turns his eye from race to gender... 

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. What went on in the Big Brother house? Can she be honest about stand-up comedy, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? Probably not... 

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Come on then! (To my show.) You want some? (Comedy.) You wanna go? (Buy a ticket then.) I'll be joking about you, me and this wonderfully odd time to be alive. Alun Cochrane has been doing solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2004... 

Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance

Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed... 

Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

Freestyle Comedy: Improvised Stand-Up

It's stand-up, but not as you know it. No rules, no backup, no script, no set-list, just pure comedy. International double act Rick Molland and Sully O’Sullivan deliver a unique hour of improvised stand-up comedy every single show... 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a fifth year, with top TV comedians – aka the Gladi-Haters – improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. Anarchic and surreal, this show has the audience on the edge of their seat as the comedians try to walk the line... 

Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons

Gordon Southern: A Man for Two Seasons

Gordon Southern has successfully avoided winter for ten years, a feat only previously achieved by bees, some birds and most bears. He's been fluttering delightfully between summer and autumn on a decade-long repeat... 

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Feeling pressured by his success last year with The Elvis Dead, Rob Kemp returns with ten(!) shows stuck to a spinning wheel. He'll perform whichever show it stops on. The idiot. Will it be Beatlesjuice? Godzilla with puppets? Something self-referential set in a bookshop? Who knows? Not him, cos the wheel definitely isn't rigged... 

Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective

Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective

For the last 25 years, comedian collective Comedytrain has been responsible for every major talent in Holland. The collective has its own comedy club (Toomler) in Amsterdam – which was the first Dutch stage for international stars like Trevor Noah, Jim Jefferies, Daniel Kitson and many more... 

Nevermind the B*llocks, Here's Markus Birdman

Nevermind the B*llocks, Here's Markus Birdman

Come laugh, marvel and cry at the best bits, from the best comedian, you’ve never heard of. 'How the f*ck is Markus Birdman not famous?' (Paul Sinha). Amused Moose Award nominee – Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe ‘15... 

Last Orders

Last Orders

Anything goes at the Scottish Comedy Festival’s new official late-night Pick of the Fringe showcase with a phenomenal handpicked selection of our favourite acts from across the Fringe that are still sober come midnight... 

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Feeling pressured by his success last year with The Elvis Dead, Rob Kemp returns with ten(!) shows stuck to a spinning wheel. He'll perform whichever show it stops on. The idiot. Will it be Beatlesjuice? Godzilla with puppets? Something self-referential set in a bookshop? Who knows? Not him, cos the wheel definitely isn't rigged... 

Better

Better

Two Women. One Objective. To work out who has it Better. Rebecca is floundering through her 30s, attempting to balance her feminist ideals with getting a boyfriend. Pauline’s into her 50s, juggling husband, kids and career; to her, floundering through your 30s without any responsibility looks like a lot of fun... 

The Miles Jupp Interviews

The Miles Jupp Interviews

On each day of this run Miles Jupp (actor, writer, comedian and host of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) will sit down in a hopefully comfy chair (ideally one with arms) in front of a discerning audience and opposite a carefully selected guest of interest and note and then proceed to have a proper and honest conversation about that person’s life and career, hopes and fears, triumphs and disasters and anything else that needs or doesn’t need to be said... 

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. With a lot of time on his hands, he spent most of 2013 on his phone, recording six second video after six second video... 

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club at New Town Theatre

The Stand Comedy Club celebrates its 21st anniversary at the Edinburgh Fringe with the best of 20 years visiting the stage at New Town Theatre. Different line-up nightly! 

Fat Chance

Fat Chance

Stand-up comedian Daniel Lobell has been fat his whole life. Now 35 and morbidly obese, he is determined to conquer his food addiction and get healthy. 

Jerry Sadowitz: Make Comedy GRATE Again!

Jerry Sadowitz: Make Comedy GRATE Again!

Jerry Sadowitz, comedian, magician and all round scary man, is back in 2018! Actually, he saved petrol and never left! With his unique combination of comedy, absolute hatred and card tricks, every moment is guaranteed to make you feel better about yourself as he bangs on about some pish... 

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

Join the greatest comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arte-fact and arte-fiction in a wholly improvised set, prompted by genuine artefacts housed in the National Museum of Scotland! This unrehearsed and unrestrained show-and-tell might not be historically, or even culturally, accurate but it's guaranteed to be utterly entertaining... 

Diamond Comedy Club

Diamond Comedy Club

The Diamond Comedy Club is bringing some of the freshest voices in stand-up comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for an unmissable late-night party! Each night, a different line-up will take to the Counting House Ballroom stage, featuring performances by some of the funniest new comedians from the UK and Canada... 

Bumpkins

Bumpkins

An hour of stand-up from a trio of bumpkins. 'Each a force of nature and a full throttled idiot' (Logan Murray). Eleri, Fiona and Ruth mix social commentary with silliness as they simplify the complex and complicate the simple... 

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad

Aidan Goatley: 10 Films With My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his Dad, it was through films. From John Wayne to Avatar, this is a tale of how two men grew up whilst eating popcorn. Now in its eighth year! 'Charmingly funny' (Scotsman)... 

Caustic Comedy Nights

Caustic Comedy Nights

Caustic Comedy Nights is a jocular experience featuring the world’s top stand-up comedians, perfect for a lively Edinburgh crowd! This stand-up comedy cultivation-project and the name Caustic Comedy is based on a particular form of humour: comedy that is acerbic, corrosive and cutting-edge, could be a little dark, or biting as the word caustic itself suggests... 

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 year, he's back and ready to do it all again with a new-found sense of adulthood... 

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing is a massive quitter. She’s given up alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, drugs (mostly), meat (sometimes), and casual sex (honest). But is she now a big ball of joy? Is everything bloody OK now? Come and see this lovable little weirdo talk about how she’s trying to fix her silly little brain by doing less things... 

Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017, 2018 – Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh for the first time. Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, for free! Time Out recommended, a comedy institution and top comedy club in London on TripAdvisor! 

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Trev Tokabi, from the Ivory Coast, has a knack for putting himself in compromising situations! If you have a mate, friend, partner, homeboy, homegirl, brother, sister, husband, wife or just know someone who inexplicably always dig themselves into a hole, you will love this show... 

The Boy With the Pearl Necklace

The Boy With the Pearl Necklace

From the creator of Will He Bonk You in the Chocolate Factory and Fridged Moan's Diary comes a new stand-up comedy spectacular! An evening of music and comedy about being young and reckless and how you too could be the owner of a pearl necklace... 

'Aaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault?

'Aaave You Been Involved in a Comedy Show That Wasn't Your Fault?

Life is full of accidents, mishaps, frustrations and disappointments. At the age of 53, Bruce Fummey has experienced a few of them. Where's my compensation? Former Scottish Comedian of the Year vents on life now that middle age has hit... 

Stu and Garry's Fringe Improv Show

Stu and Garry's Fringe Improv Show

Our long-running improvised comedy show will have you in stitches. Marvel as resident duo Stu and Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions. It's a sure-fire way to start your Fringe day. 

The Best of Scottish Comedy

The Best of Scottish Comedy

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go, simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit. At least four acts on every bill, with seasoned headliners joining... 

The Best of Irish Comedy

The Best of Irish Comedy

Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring four top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution since 1999. Moving from Stand 3 to The Stand's New Town Theatre, Lower Hall – because we just couldn't contain that much hilarity! Previous guests include: Jason Byrne, Dara O'Briain, Dylan Moran, David O'Doherty, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy, Ed Byrne, Neil Delamere, Maeve Higgins, Michael Redmond, Eleanor Tiernan, Jarlath Reagan, Deirdre O'Kane, Jake O'Kane, Ian Coppinger and Owen O'Neill... 

Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose

Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose

Sometimes life is just a toss of a coin. Would you like to win £1,000? Then Mark has to lose. You really could win £1,000 but it’s the taking part that counts. There will be cakes, chips, incredible lighting effects, sweets and giant cuddly toys – some of these items may be imaginary, but not the £1,000, that is definitely real... 

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

Master of wordplay Richard Pulsford brings his fifth solo show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Richard appeared at 10 different comedy festivals in 2017, all the while sending food parcels to his first wife – FedEx... 

Fred MacAulay and John Moloney

Fred MacAulay and John Moloney

With a friendship that has endured numerous governments, several economic downturns and expanding waist sizes, these two stand-ups join together to bring you a one-hour show which will provide a craftsman-like masterclass in stand-up comedy... 

Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Stand-up comedy showcase produced by Los Angeles based stand-up comic Kirk Smith. Professional comedians, as well as rising stars, will be on every show. Guaranteed to make you laugh or your money back! (It's a free show). 

Yes, That Nick Page, Apparently. Winner of English Comedian 2017

Yes, That Nick Page, Apparently. Winner of English Comedian 2017

Nick Page has had an interesting year, he won English Comedian of the year after coming second the previous year and being really grumpy about it. He had sell-out shows at the Perth and Adelaide Comedy festivals and he's appeared on Britain's Got Talent... 

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. Ideal for late night audiences. 'Killer one-liners' (Scotsman)... 

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 Cambridge Footlights, at the Comedy Store and Angel Comedy, to name a few, Sameer is bringing his third show to the Fringe! He provides his hilarious take on race, society and little things you never noticed... 

Made in Spain

Made in Spain

Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who insists it’s not all fiesta and siesta! We get miserable too! But nobody’s listening. Using fans, football, folklore and family, this is an uplifting, hilarious show about British/Spanish connections... 

Sam Russell: Lucky Bastard

Sam Russell: Lucky Bastard

Married to a corporate lawyer, owner of a pitch perfect Elmo impression and being the very definition of straight, white, male privilege... Sam is one lucky bastard... and he feels very guilty about that... 

Ahir Shah: Duffer

Ahir Shah: Duffer

Ahir Shah returns to Edinburgh with a new hour of stand-up about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Shah's last show, Control, enjoyed a critically acclaimed Fringe run, culminating in a nomination for Best Show at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards... 

Henning Wehn: Get on With It

Henning Wehn: Get on With It

Surely the German Comedy Ambassador hasn't botched out yet another new show? And what's he still doing here anyway? Come and find out. Or else. Henning's most recent television and radio appearances include BBC Two's Live at the Apollo, BBC One's Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie to You, BBC Radio 5 Live's Fighting Talk and BBC Radio 4's The Unbelievable Truth... 

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia: Steve Day

Steve's dad has Alzheimers. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he's gone through all the music of his youth... 

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional

Expat Aussie Nick Elleray has been described as 'an under-appreciated purveyor of quality downbeat comedy' (Chortle.co.uk). This is your chance to help remove 'under' from that description... 

Ethnic Cleansing – Ruven Govender

Ethnic Cleansing – Ruven Govender

One of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia brings you an hour of brilliant ethnic based comedy. 'Punchline power' **** (Music). 'Pocket rocket of Australian comedy' ****1/2 (Australia Times). 

Alcohol Is Good for You – Sam Kissajukian

Alcohol Is Good for You – Sam Kissajukian

Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016 and sold out all 23 Edinburgh shows in 2016 and 2017. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this new show is even better than last year's... 

Luxury Split Bill

Luxury Split Bill

Ange Lavoipierre and Jane Watt have prepared a luxurious hour of stand up comedy. Ange and Jane grew up together in a small Australian town and finally, almost ten years later, Ange has bullied Jane into a comedy tour... 

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, presents his hilarious new stand-up show about his working-class roots and the determination, arrogance, selfishness and sacrifices it takes to become undeniable... 

Andy Field the Love Tonight

Andy Field the Love Tonight

Since the end of the last Fringe, Andy Field has been keeping a diary full of his thoughts, feelings and silly ideas. Now he's going to perform the best bits in an odd combination of bleak personal confessions and fun, lighthearted jokes and stories... 

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

In 2010, the island of Herm (the Channel Islands' smallest island) declared a state of emergency. Helicopters went up. Divers went down. It was all Sasha's fault. A stand-up show about how Sasha brought a part of the world to a halt... 

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. Still, we're only on this planet for a finite time, wouldn't it be good to find a bit of meaning in your otherwise pointless existence? Join Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all... 

Jack Evans: Work

Jack Evans: Work

Workers of the world: please stop! Jack Evans, lizard prince of Manchester's alternative circuit, presents a punchy, out-there hour about work: its history, its present and a future without it... 

Craig Hill: C'mon the Lads!

Craig Hill: C'mon the Lads!

(This show is soooooo not about fit-baws!) 'Funny as hell!' (Scotland on Sunday). 'Wickedly subversive... Funny, charming, charismatic' (Metro). It's gonna kick off! Jockstrap yourself in for a "balls-out" funny night of no-holds-barred comedy... 

David Callaghan: Dead Man's Chest

David Callaghan: Dead Man's Chest

An interactive technological comedy adventure with comedian David Callaghan. Bring your smartphones and stupid heads. 'One of my highlights of the Fringe' **** (Scotsman). 'Far more original than many big comedy names' **** (EdFestMag... 

Gary Tro: Idoit

Gary Tro: Idoit

Guys! I do it. You do it. We all do it. Idiocy. Let\'s bloody celebrate it together. Idoit is the hilarious new stand-up comedy show from Gary Tro. ***** (ThreeWeeks). \'Expect comedic genius\' (LondonCalling... 

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

Bethany Black is back. And this time it’s personal. Okay, it’s always personal, she’s always banging on about herself ('self indulgent' (List)). In 2018 Bethany was diagnosed with autism and agoraphobia... 

Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob: Bish and Bob

Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob: Bish and Bob

Rising stars Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob present a shared hour of whip-smart stand-up comedy. Bisha K Ali – as heard on BBC Radio 4’s Grownupland, The Guilty Feminist and BBC Asian Network – makes the political personal with her original, inventive voice... 

A Pair of Jokers

A Pair of Jokers

Laughing Horse NATY winner Donal Vaughan and fellow Irishman Pat McDonagh are here to make you laugh. And that's it. If you want to see a show about a middle class, white guy talk about the struggles of being gluten intolerant, we're not the show for you... 

Bumble Me Tinders

Bumble Me Tinders

Hosted by comedians Patrick Melton (USA) (Comedy Central, Spike TV, VH1) and Katharine Ferns (Canada) (MTV) with a different line-up of single comedians every day. Comics will share horror stories of online dating and help audience members rewrite their online dating profiles... 

James Loveridge

James Loveridge

Despite the world being on the brink of collapse, its fair to say James is the happiest he's ever been. He's just got engaged, his relationship with his cat has improved (subject to change), now all he has to do is not f*ck it up! Best Show nominee at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 (Amused Moose)... 

Nick Dixon: Marriage Material

Nick Dixon: Marriage Material

Nick Dixon (Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, joke writer for Hollywood’s Will Smith) arrives with his neurotically hilarious debut stand-up show all about his disastrous attempts to become a normal, married adult man... 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

An eighth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit's funniest performers, hosted by award-winning comedian and rapper Chris Turner... 

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

More perverted, more depressed, more jokes... the gays are back! 'The first true gem of the 2017 Fringe' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). Mark's parents are dead. That's not a joke, though it is really funny... 

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. 'Cocksure, irreverent, and very funny' (New York Times). 

Fopical With Peter E Davidson

Fopical With Peter E Davidson

Peter E Davidson (BBC Northern Ireland’s The Blame Game and Live at the Sunflower) returns with his brand-new show Fopical – a guide on how to relax in the modern world without spilling your rosé! Topical comedy from a Northern Irish bearded fop... 

Bilal Zafar – Lovebots

Bilal Zafar – Lovebots

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire (NATYS) winner is back with a brand-new show! Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote... 

Masud Milas: Masud Abides

Masud Milas: Masud Abides

Masud Abides is the exciting follow-up show to Masud's 2016 debut Edinburgh show, Routes. Now living in the UK, this fly half-Kenyan, half-English, leather jacket-wearing cat has found his place but what does he abide? 'One to watch' (Time Out)... 

Best of English Comedian of the Year

Best of English Comedian of the Year

As discovered at Murrayfield, Wimbledon and Russia, the English aren't used to winning. Each year the Glaswegian organiser sends the ECOTY winner to sunny Australia for two months.... 

Richard Brown: You Are Not My Audience

Richard Brown: You Are Not My Audience

Richard Brown is too angry to kill himself. After occasional critical acclaim and consistent commercial failure he returns to the Fringe with his own brand of dark, thoughtful, alternative comedy... 

Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess

Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess

Fifty-eight minutes of jokes from one of the UK comedy scene's most vaginary binaries. Sally guarantees this show will change your life, even if only by making it an hour shorter – come and feel the wrath of her mirth! 'Exceptionally funny' (Independent)... 

Head Sets

Head Sets

Comedians losing their heads and performing with no bodies! This sell-out show returns with more of the best comedians from the Fringe... all delivering comedy from their floating heads... 

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

Look, I think we can all agree that 2018 has been an absolute bloody nightmare. Join me in the basement of a pub where we can come together and collectively ignore the whole thing. I don’t care who you voted for or where you’re from, just grab a drink and lets have a laugh... 

Alex Farrow: Allow It

Alex Farrow: Allow It

Stand-up comedian and school teacher Alex Farrow presents a show about Western philosophy told through his stories of teaching religious studies to Muslim and Christian teenagers in East London... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with different line-ups at every show and four performances daily. Line-ups include performers selected from shows all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy, and it's free! Sell-out show 2004-2017... 

Unhinged

Unhinged

Our global world is unhinged (maybe that’s why people want to go to Mars)! Connor McDonough-Flynn will bring you on a tour of our weirdly wonderful world in his show Unhinged. The motivation behind Connor’s comedy is to circumnavigate the audience’s nerves, aiming to find the spots of laughter that truly speak to people and get them laughing outside of their comfort zone... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers from around the UK, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent appearing at the Fringe... 

Adam Vincent: Stuck in the Suburbs With You

Adam Vincent: Stuck in the Suburbs With You

See this award-nominated (best comedy Buxton Fringe 2017) Australian (now lives in Bedfordshire…gutted) who played to full houses throughout Fringe 2017. See the man who writes for Channel 4’s award-winning show The Last Leg (not the leg jokes)... 

Oleg Denisov: Doublethink

Oleg Denisov: Doublethink

If information is in infinite supply, why are we surprised it has no value? Moscow's top (yeah, only) satirical stand-up, the 'quick-fire funny' (Vin Arthey, Scotsman) Russian returns to Edinburgh from the neo-archaic futureland! A political animal from Putin’s petrified forest, and philosopher by training, Oleg, will third-world-splain propaganda and democracy, dissect Russian political zeitgeist and the test limits of identity and knowledge... 

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

Bronston Jones: Spilt Milk – Free

They say 'don't cry over spilt milk'. Comedian Bronston Jones jokes about his life's little problems... and some big ones too! 'Certifiably unique' (LA Weekly). 'Very entertaining' (BroadwayBaby... 

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 only capable of looking at things obtusely... 

Russ Peers: Hereditary Peers

Russ Peers: Hereditary Peers

BBC New Comedy Award finalist. \'One of those people who\'s just born with it\' (BBC R4 Extra\'s Comedy Club). \'Deliciously dry observations and witty one liners\' (Herald Scotland)... 

Sara Barron: For Worse

Sara Barron: For Worse

The ‘reigning queen of New York’s live storytelling scene' (Jon Ronson) and host of the hit US storytelling show, The Moth, delivers her debut stand-up hour. Filthy, funny and incisive, Barron skewers her husband, her child, WhatsApp, herself and, notably, a tweenage sex script she wrote way back in 1992... 

Ivor Dembina Show

Ivor Dembina Show

Jewish comedian's truthful stand-up, funny stories and good jokes. A delightful mixture of new, old and very old material. Adult humour in the true sense of the words. Perfect early evening entertainment... 

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan. Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from hugely successful tours of Australia and New Zealand, returns to Edinburgh with a powerhouse mash-up of comedy and poetry about gangs, fitting right in and feeling left out... 

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. How being needy and anxious made me famous for a day. As seen on the BBC's Soft Border Patrol. 'An absolutely engaging performer... 

Sarah Iles: Ghosted

Sarah Iles: Ghosted

A fun stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles invites you to her life of trying to date after 12 years out of the game (she was married, not in prison – insert a hack witty comment here about them being the same) and not understanding the rules... 

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World

In the hotly tipped debut hour from Scottish comedian and podcaster Struan Logan, he regales his tales of 18 months living out of a backpack through Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

BEASTS

BEASTS

They're raw. They're wild. They're asleep 16 hours a day. For Adam, money's tight. So tight he's had to go out and find a job. And beg his girlfriend to take it. As for Currer, he was the first person in his family to go to university – and not graduate... 

Jokes from a Shithole

Jokes from a Shithole

Jokes from a Shithole is an hour of stand-up containing social commentary, personal stories, and satire from the perspective of two Haitian immigrants. Tanael Joachim has been performing stand-up in New York for the past five years... 

Steve Bugeja: Almost

Steve Bugeja: Almost

Voted at school 'Most Likely to be Forgotten'. The reunion was in February, apparently. BBC New Comedy Award winner returns following three critically acclaimed shows. This year he’s on at 15:30 because he doesn’t like late nights... 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Sample show of different shows from within our 15 spaces, and maybe some guests. Spend an hour in the company of five to eight performers and see if you want to go and see their full show... 

Escaping Trump's America

Escaping Trump's America

Back for a second year, hang out with American comics as they take a much-needed break from the craziness back home. Different line-up each night with comics, singers, drag performers and more... 

All Together Irish

All Together Irish

Following last year's sell-out run, All Together Irish returns with a daily selection of Ireland's top comics plus guests from other countries. One of the best comedy shows at the festival, all for the low, low price of free! 

Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase

Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase

An hour long stand-up show from future legends Ben Behrens, Jessie Johnson, Rob Cooper and Jessie Nixon that promises to redefine your perceptions of comedy and launch western civilisation into a new era... 

Mind the Gap Stand-Up

Mind the Gap Stand-Up

A 23-year-old blind theoretical physicist turned local radio news broadcaster, a late-night TV casino host and a well-meaning woman called Glynis join forces for a laugh-packed showcase of three of tomorrow’s stars – today! 

Ross Hepburn Is Beetlejuice’d

Ross Hepburn Is Beetlejuice’d

When he was seven, Edinburgh-based comedian Ross Hepburn saw the film Beetlejuice for the first time. Far from giving him nightmares, it gave him a whole new perspective on life. And a new hero to try to emulate... 

Strictly Carl Donnelly!

Strictly Carl Donnelly!

Join this 'observational genius' (Guardian) for his 10th solo show! In 10 years he’s been married, divorced, happy, depressed and twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. This year he’s taking stock and seeing if his life, in those 10 years of coming to the Fringe, has lived up to his expectations... 

Russell Hicks: A Fist Full of Ideas

Russell Hicks: A Fist Full of Ideas

Russell Hicks attempts to hone a work that is forever in progress by walking on stage with – literally – a fist full of ideas.  

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin. Laugh your lederhosen off at a wide range of topics by some of the best comics from the Berlin English comedy scene. They will be sharing humorous stories of living, working and partying in one of the most popular cities in the world... 

Tom Taylor: Abridged

Tom Taylor: Abridged

The creator of Fringe hit: The Charlie Montague Mysteries (sell-out shows 2016 and 2017), returns with 40 minutes of jokes and silliness. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Tour support for Simon Munnery, John Kearns and Abandoman... 

Hoo-Ha!

Hoo-Ha!

What happens when the beguiling meets the bewildered? When the underwhelmed meets the overexcited? A whole lot of hoo-ha, that's what. Join award-winning comedians Stephen Trumble and Lily Phillips for an hour of no-holds-barred, all-souls-bared stand-up comedy... 

Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll

Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll

'I like trolling big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to troll anyway, you might as well troll big' (Darius Davies). Davies isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments: he shatters myths, he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the troll-maker’s art... 

Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

Join the cult of happiness. Save your soul with laughter. Witness Ireland's finest stand-ups, along with holy discussions and blessed games. Hand-picked by Irish comedian of last year, the Reverend Steve Bennett... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

We're offering the finest upcoming comedians on the UK circuit at a bargain price. Hand selected from our year-round auditions, this show is quality talent in its prime. 

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Please note – this is not a dress code. A show about growing up poor and trying to forget your past. But how do you shake off your past, yet stay true to yourself? True stories from ‘a naturally charismatic story teller’ **** (Fest) about family, neighbours and quite literally singing for your supper... 

The Neighbours Are Worried

The Neighbours Are Worried

Ever worried about the noises coming from next door? Meet the neighbours! Akin Omobitan, Max Turner Prize winner 2017 and Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year finalist 2017, and Lew Fitz: 'smart material... 

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

Fringe hit! A different daily bill of global stand-up comedy stars. Five sell-out years. 'Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe' (Time Out). Past acts include Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Chris Turner, Mark Dolan, Nathan Cassidy, Patrick Monahan, Jarred Christmas, Scott Capurro, Dan Antopolski, Jo Caulfield, Abandoman, Milo McCabe, Iain Stirling, David Mills, Sarah Callaghan, Trevor Lock, Phil Wang, Al Lubel, Nick Helm, Adam Hess, Phil Nichol... 

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

They say a loose pair of lips could sink a ship, but you've gotta talk truth to give reality a flip. And reality in 2018 needs the hard word, so there's never been a better time to get lippy... 

Tania Edwards: Not My Dog

Tania Edwards: Not My Dog

Not My Dog is a hilariously dark exploration of modern life and our need to (mis)represent it from stand-up Tania Edwards who has written for Mock the Week (BBC Two), Stand Up for the Week and Twit of the Year (Channel 4)... 

Generation Y Us?

Generation Y Us?

Fiona Ridgewell: Piccadilly Comedy grand finalist 2017/18. 'Fiona has funny bones, an easy warmth and actual gags' (Julia Chamberlain). Tom Elwes: SYTYF semi-finalist 2017. 'Tom is a natural, I absolutely expect him to be on TV in about a year' (Barry Ferns, Angel Comedy)... 

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress)

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress)

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work... 

Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

Stand-up comedians Neil O'Rourke (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 finalist) and Patrick Spicer (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 nominee) are (p)residents of the coolest island off the coast of Edinburgh: Cool Dude Island... 

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

'The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe' **** (AdelaideNow.com.au). Nominated for Best Comedy, Fringe World Awards 2018. All-new 2018 stand-up comedy show by Jinx Yeo (Comedy Central Asia, ABC TV's Comedy Up Late)... 

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's so Happy to Help... 

Joey Page: Perhaps Under Stars That Would Stretch Forever (an Idiot Explains the Universe in Under an Hour)

Joey Page: Perhaps Under Stars That Would Stretch Forever (an Idiot Explains the Universe in Under an Hour)

What's the point of all this? (Life.) Are there parallel universes? Want to learn everything you ever needed to know about the universe from an idiot? (Yes.) Is the world ending? (Probably... 

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

Mildly anticipated new show from the 'delightfully silly' (Time Out), Josh Widdicombe’s XFM Show regular, who has also been heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. Directed by James Acaster... 

The Nasty Show

The Nasty Show

Offensive is the new black. The Nasty Show is a guaranteed offensive comedy showcase featuring a selection of the best comics of the festival, delivering their filthiest material. Hosted by Jez Watts... 

Alistair Williams: Great White Male

Alistair Williams: Great White Male

People have never been more scared to say what they really think. It's time to tell the truth. Join award-winning Williams as he presents his own brutally hilarious interrogation of the most dividing subjects today; race and gender... 

World Cup of Comedy

World Cup of Comedy

Audiences vote daily to determine the winner in the World Cup of Comedy at the Fringe. Stand-up comedians from around the world compete for bragging rights and our very own Comedy Cup... 

Hayley Ellis: Once, Twice, Three Times a Hayley

Hayley Ellis: Once, Twice, Three Times a Hayley

Featured in the top Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror. Guess who's back? Back again, Hayley's back, tell a friend. I mean that opening line relies heavily on you having knowledge of the Eminem song... 

On Earth As It Is

On Earth As It Is

This tour de farce of satire, parody and general comic mayhem chronicles the exploits of an American in Central and Eastern Europe when humanity first awoke from the deep freeze of communism... 

Steve McCann: Funny Bones

Steve McCann: Funny Bones

Funnybones is Steve McCann’s Edinburgh solo debut. Steve’s show describes his journey from the brink to being a stand-up comedian, comedy promoter, talkshow host, lawyer and few things in-between... 

Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary

Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary

After 30 wasted years, Sean McLoughlin (Chortle Award nominee, Ricky Gervais tour support) is back at the Fringe to perform the show of his mediocre life. As seen on Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store and VICELAND... 

Naked Truth

Naked Truth

Listen to an uncommonly candid view of the world. Whilst sharing his own shambolic experiences in Naked Truth, Tommy Helme reveals an alternative perspective on politics, race, religion, sex, animals and children... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers from around the UK, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent appearing at the Fringe... 

Jenny Collier: A Few Good Jen

Jenny Collier: A Few Good Jen

Multi award-winning Welsh comedian, Jenny Collier, is back and gooder than ever. 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold **** (VoiceMag.uk). 'Unlike any other comedian' ***** (EdfestMag... 

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica 4 – Free

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica 4 – Free

For the 4th year, American atheist Bronston Jones reacts to the chaos of his country with a prayer: God Bless 'Merica, because it'll take a miracle to fix it. Apparently, his first three years of prayers didn't work, so he'll try a new one... 

A Piece of Cake!

A Piece of Cake!

Free cakes and laughs! What could be better? This is a lovely show that's all about having a nice time and enjoying nice things! Please come along, enjoy free homemade cakes and watch some of the loveliest comedians around. 

Will Mars: Candid Cafe

Will Mars: Candid Cafe

Star of FOX’s Showtime at the Apollo, finalist on season eight of NBC Comcast’s knockout television show, Trial By Laughter and runner-up for the woman he loves. ‘He had been making his mark on the New York scene only to come back for love and be dumped soon after the plane hit the runway’ (BeyondTheJoke... 

Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry: Voice Thief

Josh Berry is a Voice Thief. Whether it's Andy Murray, Jacob Rees Mogg, Daniel Radcliffe or even Prince Harry – his uncanny and hilarious impressions will leave you wondering whether he has in fact stolen these voices from the very people themselves... 

Common People

Common People

Janet and Paul are ordinary, common people and very happy with it. They aren’t trying to educate anyone, teach them where they are going wrong or how they should think and if they were, it would be dangerous to listen... 

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

Total sell-out 2005-2017 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the show was a little bit longer' **** (Fest). Jack Evans: 'Evans is clever, creative and funny' (Scotsman)... 

Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs

Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs

***** (Scotsman, 2017). Let's chat about your race relations issue. Who better with than a Samoan/Welsh comedian from New Zealand? Focusing on Britain's unique history with the golliwog, it's all about addressing the mixed-race elephant in the room... 

Jane Hill – Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill – Addicted to Fun

Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 15 years but still misses the buzz of that first, second, third, fourth drink. A frank and funny show about anxiety, sex, alcohol and that time she nearly vomited over Noddy Holder... 

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Who runs the world? Not this bitch. I handed the keys to a drunk guy. Come see Spring Day (her real name!), voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian, tell true tales of the selfishly selfless... 

Joe Foster: Let's Get Cynical

Joe Foster: Let's Get Cynical

Joe Foster (Winner of South Coast Comedian of the year 2015) presents his eagerly anticipated debut stand-up show. It’s easy to be cynical in this day and age, so let’s just get on with it... 

Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation (Work in Progress)

Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation (Work in Progress)

Nigel Ng is from Malaysia. Join him as he observes and adopts your western ways (he just started recycling!). People describe him as 'slick, has natural funnybones' (Chortle.co.uk)... 

Comedy from Salford Uni

Comedy from Salford Uni

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

Ari Shaffir: Jew

Ari Shaffir: Jew

Ari Shaffir turned his last Fringe show into a Netflix special called Double Negative. This year, he returns to tackle his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. Ari questions all the things rabbis never wanted him to... 

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard?

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard?

Something's up with Lewis Schaffer. 'Disturbingly hilarious' (FringeGuru.com). 'You have to admire the gall of the man' (List). 'Unique combination of supreme arrogance and gnawing self-doubt' (Chortle)... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, this hit show returns with a changing line-up of various comedians with hilarious material based on sex and relationships! 'Excellent' ***** (Audience review from EdFringe... 

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Matt Winning: Climate Strange

Dr Matt Winning is thinking about starting a family but wonders if he should. A show about why our knowledge about climate change doesn't necessarily match our actions. As seen as the Environmental Correspondent on Unspun with Matt Forde on Dave... 

Jordan Gray: People Change

Jordan Gray: People Change

On April 1st 2017, following a 10 year career in the music biz, recording artist Jordan Gray announced a sudden and surprise leap into stand-up comedy... Why? In her debut comedy special People Change, the transgender comic attempts to justify the second-biggest change of her life... 

Desiree Mother F*cking Burch

Desiree Mother F*cking Burch

As seen on Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, QI and Have I Got News For You?, comedian Desiree Burch presents her nearly eponymous third stand-up hour... 

Robin Morgan: Honeymoon

Robin Morgan: Honeymoon

July: Robin gets married. Three days later: he goes away for a month, without his wife. Not exactly the ideal honeymoon, as is revealed in this follow up to the 2016 sell-out debut from The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4) writer, warm-up for The Graham Norton Show and tour support for Ellie Taylor... 

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater

Stephen Carlin: The Opinionater

For the love of God, will somebody stop this man before he does himself or someone else an injury? 'A new comedy original' ***** (Herald). 

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. If you get anxious in public, come and see Simon Caine. The Martin Luther King Jr of comedy returns with 'his paranoid persona that's immediately entertaining and irrational but relatable' (BroadwayBaby... 

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped in the Body of an Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped in the Body of an Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson returns to the Fringe with his debut hour-long solo show! Jake mixes stand-up and storytelling in his new show which explores what it’s really like to try to follow your dreams... 

Olaf Falafel – There's no i in idiot

Olaf Falafel – There's no i in idiot

Critically acclaimed idiot Olaf Falafel is back with another hour of inventive jokes, audience participation and the very loosest of themes. You'll laugh, you'll be confused, you'll enjoy most of it... 

Andy Onions – PowerPointless

Andy Onions – PowerPointless

High-octane, stand-up comedy show. Andy Onions (Resident MC of the Time Out recommended Freedom Fridge) takes you on a nonsensical multimedia journey. Films, game shows, computer games and obscure childhood sports are woven into Andy Onions daft tales... 

Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

Jamie MacDonald: Blinkered

Blind Jamie is taking a long hard look at this blinkered world. Gender is becoming one homogenised dull sex, baby-boomers lament the lack of manners from cold-calling millennials while they slam down their phones on them, and disabled people are being made to score points to get their benefits like they're on some horrendous game show... 

Still Got It

Still Got It

Raymond Mearns and Gary Little have Still Got It! Between them they've nearly 40 years experience in stand-up comedy and at an age where most are coasting to retirement, Raymond and Gary are just getting warmed up! This year they've joined forces to bring you a blistering hour of stand-up, brimming with great stories, awesome observations and improvisation which will leave you in no doubt why they are regarded as two of the very best headline comedians in Scotland... 

Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron

Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron

This Welsh comedian was the first major victim of Identity Theft in the UK. The crime left him and his pregnant wife penniless and homeless. He went on to make a Channel 4 documentary on the subject in which he demonstrated the ease of the crime by stealing the identity of the Home Secretary... 

Mike's Back

Mike's Back

After a sell-out world tour and best-selling book Gobsmacked, former dentist turned comedy giant Michael Hackett is back. Back to share more unthinkable stories delivered with his outlandish brand of humour... 

Paul Foxcroft: Huge If True

Paul Foxcroft: Huge If True

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

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Thanksgiving with your family in the most eye-popping of places. Don't worry... You’re Okay! Suzanne is a New York comedian who was selected for the San Francisco Comedy Competition finals, New York Winter Film Festival finals and the DC Comedy Festival... 

Alex Garner – Who?!

Alex Garner – Who?!

Who is Alex Garner anyway? A comedian, that’s who. But who else? A show about our public and private personas; online, on stage, at work, with family, and more. Puns, punchlines, and pithiness... 

Day Drinking With Yanks and Hosers

Day Drinking With Yanks and Hosers

A large pond separates us but drinking in the afternoon brings us together. A grab bag of up-and-coming stand-up comics from the US and Canada. 

Trying to Be Good

Trying to Be Good

Award-winning comedian, TV and radio writer and co-creator of Comedy Central’s Modern Horror Stories, Daniel Audritt asks – ‘what really makes us good?’, in his new punchline-heavy stand-up show... 

By the Power of Greyskull

By the Power of Greyskull

I am Winter. Prince of punchlines and defender of gags and the humorous secrets of Castle Greyskull. Fabulous secret comedic powers were revealed to me one night when I held aloft a mighty microphone and said 'by the power of Greyskull! I have the Power!'... 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown is charming and disgusting. His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes... 

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle: exploring new cultures, travelling light and relying on booze to socialise. This show brings these two groups together with globe-trotting comedians and international visitors from countries like Singapore, Estonia and South Africa... 

Time Out With Ross Voss

Time Out With Ross Voss

Australian comedian Ross Voss’s show in the form of a basketball game! Four quarters of 12 minutes of comedy! Each quarter is different, from more about me to storytelling, longer bits and shorter jokes! 'Ross delivers with confidence, occasionally stopping the clock to set his audience straight on some detail or other as his hour passes effortlessly and without the abysmal slide into vulgarities that so called funny people resort to... 

Stand-Up Power Hour

Stand-Up Power Hour

The hottest free ticket in town. A selection of the best acts at the Edinburgh Fringe showcased in this hour of power. 

Ahab; or What If Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Ahab; or What If Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: 'if we can adapt books into plays... 

Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek

Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek

Bra as metaphwoar! Life can make us all outsiders through its conspiracy of myths and fairy tales. Bust out of stereotypes that squash us, in an uplifting quest to find our own fit in the world and a bra that fits... 

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Ten sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow Comedy Fest and around the world. Biggest selling showcase of multi award-winning Scottish comedy talent. Featuring previous SCOTY finalists and winners... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, this hit show returns with a changing line-up of various comedians with hilarious material based on sex and relationships! 'Excellent' ***** (Audience review from EdFringe... 

Desperately Seeking Motivation (The Beginning)

Desperately Seeking Motivation (The Beginning)

Have you ever wondered what exactly is motivation? Where does it come from? Or most importantly, how on earth can we get some more of it?! Join two master procrastinators Matt and Josie as they take the first steps on what will be either an unbelievably epic, electrifying, rollercoaster pilgrimage ride, jam-packed with stunning self-discoveries(!), or nowhere further than their own comfy sofa... 

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

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

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

Cold as Icelandic

Cold as Icelandic

Cold as Icelandic is an internationally themed stand-up comedy show from a single guy in his late 20s who has spent most of his life living out of a suitcase. Having always been an outsider, both in foreign countries and at home, Helgi Steinar has had the privilege of observing the norms and extremities of society and has properly placed them into observational comedy... 

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. Gareth has been working on new things and ideas and playing with form... 

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 Irish identity... 

The Lesbian Whisperer

The Lesbian Whisperer

Lebanese by blood, Australian by birth, European by 2020. After a formidable spell in Berlin, Frank realises that identity is fickle and machismo is bullshit and is no longer defined by words... 

I Am Ross Smith

I Am Ross Smith

On March 20th, 7:13pm. Ross Smith received a message from a stranger, with an even stranger invitation. What followed is the incredible true story of an ordinary name leading to an extraordinary adventure... 

The Great Irish (Finnegans) Wake Off

The Great Irish (Finnegans) Wake Off

A free Irish comedy show. This year's contestants include John Sheehan (Longitude), Lisa Casey (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017), Totally Wired! (The Stand: Best of Irish) and Gary Lynch baking a mint chocolate layer cake of laughter. 

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. This year, amongst other things, he tackles overthinking, illuminati on the high street and (literally) a thief in Liverpool... 

Will Hall: Netflix and Will

Will Hall: Netflix and Will

Forty-five minutes of free (or £5 guaranteed entry) stand-up from a comedian who's fresh out of the Cambridge Footlights and hoping this isn't all a terrible mistake. At 22, Will's found his first grey hair: this is his story... 

Kit Sullivan: Lad

Kit Sullivan: Lad

Kit Sullivan is a boy in a boy's body. But he wants to be more, much more... come and watch Kit be confused by his own creation while trying to make sense of his past and save his future... 

The Godfather of Comedy

The Godfather of Comedy

After his last stretch in the slammer, Tony Corleone has become a sit-down comedian. Don't worry about nothing. Tony’s gonna explain everything. Brexit, Trump, terrorism, gays, #MeToo, and how to talk American... 

Reel Comedy Club

Reel Comedy Club

Twice a day, Audrey, the unique 22-seat Vintage Mobile Cinema will become a comedy venue. In the evenings, this TV star (from George Clarke's Amazing Spaces and Melvyn Bragg and the BBC's Reel History of Britain) will be showcasing some of the best comedians at the Fringe... 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

'Growing up – I was too brown for the white kids and the wrong kind of brown for the brown kids. That's when I first questioned my identity.' Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discover his identity, roots and nationality through funny stories and observations about being named after a Bollywood legend, living and trying to belong in 80's Birmingham and the challenges and pleasures of being an Indian-looking Brummie in Berlin. 

The Problem With Faye Treacy

The Problem With Faye Treacy

Debut hour (Best Newcomer Musical Comedy Awards 2015; runner-up Bath New Act 2016; as heard on BBC Radio 2/4 Extra). When asked by her little sister for some career advice, Faye realised she'd spent the last half of her 20s trying to make trombone comedy work... 

Abstract Stand-Up Art

Abstract Stand-Up Art

A one-person comedy show with art and passion. Paintings are used to explain children, embarrassment and consciousness, questions and memories: When will babies come pre-loaded with skills and knowledge, like bees do? Milk needs to be spilt... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with different line-ups at every show and four performances daily. Line-ups include performers selected from shows all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy, and it's free! Sell-out show 2004-2017... 

Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian

Leo Kearse: Right-Wing Comedian

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

Steve Bennett: Irish Comedian of Last Year

Steve Bennett: Irish Comedian of Last Year

Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. But he's been worn down by the sheer poopiness of Earth and her people. Join Bennett on a magical journey through the scariest bits of modern living, find ways to cope with it all through songs, poems, puppets and razor-sharp stand-up from one of Ireland's finest comedic talents... 

Best in Class / Free Festival

Best in Class / Free Festival

Showcasing underrepresented working-class comedy voices. Sponsored by Spam, chippy teas, waste grounds, hanging around, knock-off trainers, a fella your dad knows, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, electric meters, Brixton, Toxteth, Grenfell, hand-me-down clothes, caravans, the back of a lorry, failed MOTs, failed GCSEs, bus stops, payday loans, bacon, pubs, pints, tobacco, Margret f*cking Thatcher, Cash Converters, job seekers allowance, zero-hour contracts, jam butties, gravy, pyjamas, broken glass, broken homes, playing out, white lightning, E, backyards, slums, dying young, the NHS, tired dads, fierce mums and empowerment... 

Don't Be Terrible

Don't Be Terrible

Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so. That’s why he’s asked Alice, an up-and-coming stand-up, how to make people laugh. It’s his last-ditch attempt to distract his girlfriend from the funny guy at work... 

Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl

Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl

The fight for feminism. Phew! After Weinstein and #MeToo, women of the world have finally united... for a good old-fashioned bitch fight! Who cares about smashing the patriarchy when you can go full-on Prisoner: Cell-Block H? What happened to feminism? Is it too posh? Too white? When did Germaine Greer become Richard Littlejohn? Whose feminism is it anyway? And who asked your opinion, Piers f*cking Morgan? Ex-political adviser and regular pundit on Sky, BBC and CNN, Ayesha analyses the fight for feminism with humour and honesty, and asks – are sisters doing it to themselves? 

Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist

Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist

From his background in left-wing activism, award-winning stand-up and storyteller Andrew Silverwood spent a lot of his teenage years arguing with policemen. This show is about that and about doing shows at county fairs, being rescued from waterslides and explaining Argos to foreigners... 

Live Your Best Life

Live Your Best Life

According to WikiHow, you can Live Your Best Life in just 14 steps (with pictures) but can it really be that easy? Emmy Fyles (Comedy Central, BBC Three) sets off on a journey to follow the best, worst and weirdest advice the internet has to offer; from money saving tips such as replacing bronzer with hot chocolate powder, to experiencing the healing powers of virtual dolphin therapy... 

101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club – Free

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each show sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo... 

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, the universe, and marriage works... 

Guerilla Aspies Year Four – Autism. Amusement. Conversion.

Guerilla Aspies Year Four – Autism. Amusement. Conversion.

The show that the greater media cannot entirely accept as real. Back for its fourth year with new neuroconversional images and stories, Paul Wady continues to pioneer a unique genre... 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Later this year Phil embarks on a national tour of his hit show Your Wrong. Your Wronger, will be a glorious expansion on the same themes that reflect upon, amongst many other things, his big brother Andrew’s severe car accident and the resulting five-week-long coma... 

Bodily

Bodily

Ever wondered how to get the most out of the desolate obelisk that is your body? Using paint, placards and xylophone sticks, Ian Lane takes you on an annotated, colour-coded and possibly misleading tour of all the hidden features, cheat codes and easter eggs you never noticed within your body in this rare fusion of stand-up comedy and live body art... 

The Newcastle Revue: Tyne of Your Life

The Newcastle Revue: Tyne of Your Life

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

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. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types because it's the Fringe... 

Tony Law: A Lost Show

Tony Law: A Lost Show

A journey through the side and under-mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come! Under radar fresh for you. Tony doesn’t have the vocabulary or word-learning to express the powerful towering healing depths of the ancient soul unity snap... 

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. Among the Daily Telegraph's 20 Funniest One-Liners and Comedy Central's 35 Funniest Jokes from the 2017 Fringe... 

James Meehan – Gaz

James Meehan – Gaz

2017. I'm an angry insufferable mess. I don't leave the flat for six months. 2018. Same. Now I call it working from home. A comedy show for hermits. James Meehan is a comedian and ex-member of Gein's Family Giftshop... 

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

We're offering the finest upcoming comedians on the UK circuit at a bargain price. Hand selected from our year-round auditions, this show is quality talent in its prime. An original late-night line-up! 

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump, the NRA, and the Creationist Museum. That’s three good reasons to see this show. 'A comedy institution' (Guardian). 'World class' (Scotsman). 

Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan

Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan

In 2017 comedian Jim Tavaré (BAFTA Award-winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist) was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles. Returning to the Fringe for the first time in 20 years, he tells the story of how a quick trip to the shops changed his life forever... 

Ashley Storrie: Adulting

Ashley Storrie: Adulting

Scotland's favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. With the world most likely ending quite soon, Ashley believes we should all have a laugh and be a bit more honest particularly about the myth of "adulthood"... 

Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist, 2015, Abbie Murphy returns to the Fringe with her new show, Eat Sleep Shit Shag. Murphy has been trying to figure out what it is to be a woman. Anecdotes from the ex showgirl and her journey from corduroys and football shirts, to feathers tits and teeth... 

Revill's Selection – Free

Revill's Selection – Free

Get your afternoon off to the perfect start with Revill's Selection. Join host Paul Revill (Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014) for a frisky, fun and irreverent hour of stand-up comedy... 

Rob Rouse

Rob Rouse

As seen on BBC Two's Upstart Crow. Rob's comedic storytelling hits a career high in this irresistibly hilarious journey of enforced introspection. 'The tears of laughter came in floods... 

Aaaaaaaaaargh, It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Entry

Aaaaaaaaaargh, It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Entry

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including your award-winning host, Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle... 

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. 'Her motormouth delivery makes Ben Elton look like Stephen Hawking' (Chorlte.co.uk). 'Comic genius! She's Eddie Izzard with more make-up' (List)... 

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

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

Empathetically Challenged

Empathetically Challenged

People want others to care about them too much. Too many issues currently taking up peoples time aren't real issues and should and will be joked about. This show is for those that think comedy has no limits... 

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. Sucked off by God... 

The Travellin' Man Comedy Showcase

The Travellin' Man Comedy Showcase

In six years of stand-up, Aidan 'Taco' Jones has met great comedians from every continent (except Antartica, they're rubbish). He's picked the best to bring to the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Stand-Up Showdown: Improv Apocalypse!

Stand-Up Showdown: Improv Apocalypse!

Teams of improvisers take on stand-ups on stage, and you get to choose who is funnier. Loser dies. Even better? The show is free. 

Daniel Muggleton – Mouth Breather

Daniel Muggleton – Mouth Breather

Australian comedian Daniel Muggleton’s blunt and honest stand-up is a breath of fresh air for audiences. Despite sold-out shows at festivals worldwide, being the first Australian to be produced by Grammy-award winning US label Comedy Dynamics and a couple of appearances on TV (The Feed, The Checkout) – he still breathes through his mouth... 

52 Days

52 Days

Hey, I'm Aidan, in 2012 I kept a journal on a deck of playing cards, one for every week. Pick them out and I'll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order's up to you... 

Megalodon

Megalodon

'Man is wolf to man.' Sounds pretty clever doesn't it? I will do about five minutes on bumholes first though. This show is also about bad choices, my dad going to Disney World without me when I was eight and why some people don't own sunglasses... 

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

That's not an Australian comedy showcase.. This is an Australian comedy showcase! Jim Jefferies, Steve Hughes, Matt Okine, Wil Anderson – hilarious Australian comics who aren’t doing this show... 

Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think

Justin Matson: Fatter Than You Think

Adorably awkward with a twist of gay, Los Angeles-based comedian Justin Matson has been kicked off of three rollercoasters for being too fat. Now he’s finally ready to talk about it! 

Life Coach (Age 14)

Life Coach (Age 14)

A letter from the past, a date with a doomsday survivalist and the start of your dream career. What would you do if you could find out what your teenage self thought of your current life? Life Coach (Age 14) is a show about accepting who we are and what we've done, even the time we accidentally slapped a girl in the face with our man boob... 

The Fresh Prince of Comedy – Kyle Legacy

The Fresh Prince of Comedy – Kyle Legacy

The Fresh Prince of the comedy is a master of the crowd and slave to the laugh. Kyle Legacy is hilarious and so original. If you came to laugh hard, Kyle is at your service. With huge success in 2017 touring his comedy across AUS, UK, USA and Canada, strap in for an hour of non-stop hilarity... 

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy

Bringing his first solo show to the Fringe with a combination of storytelling, songs and surreal improvisations, Andrew Sim intends to liberate you from overthinking and explore the elusive subject of joy... 

Matt Watson and Friends

Matt Watson and Friends

Laugh it Off Comedy presents Matt Watson and Friends. Come hear the story of a man who has put everything on the line to pursue what he loves, and feel inspired through humour to stop letting passion fall to the side and start living the dream. 

Revenge of the New World

Revenge of the New World

Our parents are fine. No marginalised struggle or mental trauma. No vulnerable moments of authenticity, perhaps not even a moment of authenticity. Just jokes, pure and simple. We're not trying to make you existentially ponder the human condition, we're trying to make fluids come out your nose... 

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

Nicky Wilkinson: Happy

UK rising comedy star Nicky Wilkinson returns to Edinburgh debut with her hotly anticipated new show, Happy: a fun-packed hour of stand-up, pies and party games. \'Effortless likeability and excellent comic timing\' (Chortle... 

Interdependent Woman

Interdependent Woman

Siân's mum is worried about her. So Siân has told her she's a successful stand-up comedian on a cruise ship. This is a show that aims to maintain that lie. A fresh stand-up show about neo-liberalism and being at sea from an avocado-carrying member of the millennial snowflake brigade... 

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. Chortle.co.uk's Steve Bennett described him as 'a big, bold, baldie full of straight-talking working-class opinion, flirting with the audience’s assumption he’s going to be knuckle-headed racist, but playfully undermining that image with more silliness than satire... 

The Homesick Submarine Broadcasting Company

The Homesick Submarine Broadcasting Company

Recognising that land is a busted flush, comedian John Whale and musician Kieran Rafferty have decided to ditch the dry stuff in favour of a life slightly under the sea, producing thrilling pirate radio... 

Andy Storey: Awkward

Andy Storey: Awkward

'It's difficult I think, being a human person. It's alright when you're in the house with the curtains closed, but when you have to step outside...' Enjoy this debut hour from BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist 'with a slick relaxed delivery that packed the gags in' (Chortle... 

Phil Cooper: One Phil Over The Cooper's Nest

Phil Cooper: One Phil Over The Cooper's Nest

Join Phil in a lighthearted romp through the the world of collective delusions. Phil returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after his debut hour last year and looks at the truths we chose to believe over the fact she's leaving and she's not coming back... 

Liam Withnail: Homeboy

Liam Withnail: Homeboy

The time of the Straight White Male is over – so where does that leave the straight white men? One of the most exciting comedians in Scotland, Withnail turns his sights towards sexism in a show about society, sex and sausage fests... 

#1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts

#1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts

****1/2 (PerthHappenings.com). **** (TheMusic.com.au). West Australian stand-up comedy veteran Jez Watts has a fresh hour of material, his online search criteria covered and a loop machine... 

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. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

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. In this show you will learn of Duffy’s inability to deal with basic tasks in life as well as his romantic failings... 

Eau de Munro

Eau de Munro

Golden Jester award winner Bob Munro presents Eau de Munro. A journey into the dimly lit surreal reaches of his mind, calling on personal experiences and observations that build the audience into equal parts suspense and hilarity... 

Rhys Nicholson – Seminal

Rhys Nicholson – Seminal

It's me, Rhys. Please come to my show. Barry Award nominee, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 'Aloof, wired, super smart, super quick... this is an excellent, laughter-filled hour and by the end we are all Rhys Nicholson fans' (Scotsman)... 

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 themes: love, freedom and aloneness... 

Jacob Hawley: Howl

Jacob Hawley: Howl

BBC New Comedy 2017 finalist Jacob Hawley presents his highly-anticipated debut hour. Hailing from a working-class Brexit town, Jacob now has an arts degree, a vegetarian girlfriend and an almost-convincing concern for climate change... 

Angry Face Emoji

Angry Face Emoji

Join Esther Manito – 'bold, original and of course laugh out loud' (Bidisha, BBC) and Ryan Dalton – 'as funny as he is tall, he's very tall' (Seann Walsh) – on a whirlwind tour of what makes them angry and what feeds the fury that they both hold... 

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Insanely talented comedian Christian Elderfield presents his first solo show, Bolloxed. This world-travelling Brit presents a performance packed with wonderfully punchy storytelling and clever observations... 

Danny O'Brien: Lock-In

Danny O'Brien: Lock-In

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O'Brien went to prison. Three times to perform. Once again by accident. He's performed relentlessly worldwide and taken up a new religion through the medium of a hangry hangover... 

Succubus Fringe Edition

Succubus Fringe Edition

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

Def Comedy Space Jam

Def Comedy Space Jam

Tom Lawrinson and Josh Jones present an hour of stand-up comedy direct from outer space! Jokes that are absolutely raw and positively looney. In terms of free shows, this one is a guaranteed slam dunk! 'If you only see one comedian this month, make it Tom Lawrinson' (Skinny)... 

Conor Drum: ...If

Conor Drum: ...If

A comedy rockumentary about a band that never happened. Conor discovers his old band's 18-year-old demo and decides if giving up the pipe dream was the right thing to do – what if they didn't? What if they kept going? What if they had what it takes? What ... 

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. The latest update includes small visual changes, general bug fixes and performance improvements providing a more consistent user experience... 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Yes, big topics are discussed. Her labia, for one. But also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight... 

Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with an inter-dimensional work-in-progress stand-up comedy show. 'A singular and truly distinct act, Alasdair Beckett-King creates his own multi-faceted world' **** (Scotsman)... 

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. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious

Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious

Russell Hicks returns with another free-form explosion that he deems 'necessary medicine' for any artist who is trying too hard to make it. Relax my children, for we have been here along... 

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Everyone is offended, everyone is a victim, no one is happy. A show for bleeding heart liberals and angry disenfranchised victims. A show for good guys, bad guys and those who know better... 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Show about family, taking risks and embracing change. Michelle's a Canadian stand-up comedian who unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. She went to university and worked full-time, then one day was brought into the lunch room and laid off... 

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. Different show every night! ‘John strides onstage giving literally zero f**ks’ ***** (Skinny)... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

In its sixth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every show features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show... 

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a different selection each day of four of the best comics at the Fringe. The 99 Club has won the Chortle Award for Best London Club for eight years running and has been featured on ITV, BBC Two and BBC Radio 4... 

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock the Week regular and recent star of Live at the Apollo, Gary's shows are known for an unrivalled volume of high-class gags... 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

A single creme brûlée can change the course of your whole life. Find out how in the latest show from award-winning stand-up Ben Clover. 'A delight' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Comedy gold' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)... 

Tolerate

Tolerate

Split bill stand-up show from Megan Shandley (Funny Women grand finalist 2017) and Joe McTernan (Scottish Comedian of the Year semi-finalist 2017). Expect jokes, a stage and a real life ostrich... 

Comedy Boxing: New Challengers

Comedy Boxing: New Challengers

Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh now with different competitors each show! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, heckling and boxing... 

Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Jason Byrne: You Can Come in, But Don't Start Anything

Fringe legend and 'outright king of live comedy' (Times), Jason Byrne, is opening the doors again for more comedy chaos. Everyone is welcome (unless you're under 14). Strap in as Jason takes you on a trip of mad routines alongside some proper bonkers stunts... 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Great value lunchtime compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year's Fringe comics. Hand-picked and with changing line-ups daily – take a seat, you're in for a treat! Now in its 15th successful year in the Cabaret Bar, this is the best way to start the day for comedians and festival comedy fans alike... 

One of Them, One of Us

One of Them, One of Us

Caught between Berlin and New York, Daniel Louis Vezza explores and takes on the differences between these two cities and the lifestyles that come with them, in an hour of observational and biographical stand-up. 

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. Nor has she intentionally made herself look like a dog on Instagram. In a world full of Kim Kardashian’s career, be Kim Jong-Un’s Korea... 

Best of Irish Comedian of the Year

Best of Irish Comedian of the Year

Totally sold-out shows across the globe. Three top Irish comics from the ICOTY finals. 'Sit down and roar with laughter for 60 minutes... side-splittingly funny' ***** (TheWest.com... 

Sid Singh: American Bot

Sid Singh: American Bot

Silicon Valley dominates the news with the richest man in the world (Jeff Bezos), a website that helped spread fake news and swing a presidential election (Facebook), and a future presidential candidate (Mark F*cking Zuckerberg)... 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

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

Jimeoin: Result!

Jimeoin: Result!

'Hilarious... It gets no better than this... Brilliant!' (Time Out). World-class stand-up from one of live comedy's internationally acclaimed masters! Star of Apollo, Royal Variety, NYC off-Broadway smash-hit... 

Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

'Sloss is a festival highlight. See him!' ****1/2 (Age). 'Brilliantly dark... Razor-sharp' (Sunday Times). New show from internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up star of Conan (x8), Edinburgh Fringe (x10), three seasons off-Broadway... 

Liam Withnail: Homeboy

Liam Withnail: Homeboy

The time of the Straight White Male is over – so where does that leave the straight white men? One of the most exciting comedians in Scotland, Withnail turns his sights towards sexism in a show about society, sex and sausage fests... 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown is charming and disgusting. His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes... 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Later this year Phil embarks on a national tour of his hit show Your Wrong. Your Wronger, will be a glorious expansion on the same themes that reflect upon, amongst many other things, his big brother Andrew’s severe car accident and the resulting five-week-long coma... 

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

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

Louise Reay: Eraserhead

Louise Reay: Eraserhead

The first show in Edinburgh was banned... and lawyers told her to can the second show. How will the third show fare? Eraserhead is the third instalment of award-winning comedian Louise Reay’s provocative trilogy on power and oppression... 

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. Join him as he exposes his thoughts, fears and vulnerabilities and makes everyone feel a bit better about just being themselves... 

Happy Zappy Hour! For Troopers

Happy Zappy Hour! For Troopers

Being present and authentic in the moment, it's all he's ever wanted to be but the world had other ideas... Step into the comedy that is Jody and his ridiculous take on life. Let him play with you and show you a world of hilarious characters... 

Getting Away Scott Free

Getting Away Scott Free

After touring the world with internationally-received show, Getting Away Scott Free. Comic Scott Adams is ending his run here at the fringe. 'Mixes the macabre and downright hilarious with aplomb' (Advertiser, Adelaide 2018). 

Alex Hylton: Everybody's Different and I'm the Same

Alex Hylton: Everybody's Different and I'm the Same

Alex Hylton is unique. Just like everybody else. Join one of Huffington Post's Must See New Acts of the Fringe as he tries to find out what makes him so special in this hilarious new show... 

Daniel Connell: Mr Personality 1988

Daniel Connell: Mr Personality 1988

Award-nominated Australian stand-up Daniel Connell is quite possibly the most relaxed man in Australia. He could easily be described as the ideal Aussie comedian – affable, loveable and hilarious... 

Michael Hackett: The Late Mike Show

Michael Hackett: The Late Mike Show

After a sell-out world tour, Michael Hackett brings his unique brand of storytelling and wild comedy to the 2018 Fringe. The Late Mike Show is the perfect antidote for the late-night reveller – guaranteeing daring insights, absurd banter and, of course, outrageous fun. 

Scott Bennett: Leap Year

Scott Bennett: Leap Year

People say it's brave to do stand-up comedy, it's braver to let someone you love do it. This year Scott has finally made a decision and it's changed his life and the lives of those around him... 

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008

Award-winning comedian and ex-banker's explosive show exposes the secrets behind the 2008 crash. It was all down to him. If he did it. 'Such a safe pair of hands... here he ambitiously suggests he might have been responsible for the 2008 financial crash – using the same 'what if?' logic that underpinned OJ Simpson's If I Did It book... 

Richard Wright: Virgin

Richard Wright: Virgin

Richard Wright is a virgin. In his exciting new 2018 show Wright looks at adult virginity from his own point of view and shines a light on society's take on the adult virgin. Wright is a warm, engaging stand-up who manages to find the positive in everything – even his adult virginity... 

Jim Campbell: Trampoline

Jim Campbell: Trampoline

Engagement ring for sale! Jim Campbell had a breakdown so that you don't have to! The award-nominated stand-up returns to Edinburgh to help you learn from his mistakes in this gag-packed, confessional show... 

James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty

James Hancox: Sports for the Unsporty

Do you have the heart of an athlete, but the skills of a toddler? Then this is the show for you! James Hancox is rubbish at sports. As a response he's invented his own, and plans to unveil them to the world... 

James Cook: Sarcasmic

James Cook: Sarcasmic

'A top class comic' (Birmingham Mail). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC News). 700,000 video views. Can an award-winning comedian elevate the lowest form of wit to the highest form of art? Probably not, but it’ll be fun. 

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. With seemingly sweet and innocent charm, Katharine finds dark comedy in her observations on relationships, family, mental illness, feminism and her past misadventures... 

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. Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016 and 2017... 

Comedy in the Dark

Comedy in the Dark

The sell-out, unique comedy experience returns. Past acts include Sarah Millican, Nish Kumar, Jon Richardson, Shappi Khorsandi and Greg Davies. 'Destined to become one of the most talked about shows' (Time Out). 

The Hangover Cure

The Hangover Cure

BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2017. 'One to watch' (FunnyWomen.com, 2018). The Hangover Cure is the feel-good stand-up comedy show of the Fringe. Ruby Carr and Ophelie Hocquard will leave you feeling happy and psyched up for the rest of the day... 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. ***** (ArtsAward.org.uk). ***** (Bunbury Magazine)... 

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Glenn Moore from Mock the Week and Absolute Radio presents a new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we've come to accept. This time, he's going somewhere nobody's been before so you might want to join him for the big send-off... 

It's a Joke Life

It's a Joke Life

A wonderfully hilarious hour of stand-up comedy by two comedians that have been thrilling audiences throughout Europe with their show It’s A Joke Life. Touching and clever, this performance portrays the "joke" of life from a different perspective... 

Asian Ellen DeGeneres

Asian Ellen DeGeneres

Lubna Kerr is a Scottish Pakistani female actor and writer who pays homage to the American comedian, TV presenter, writer and actor Ellen DeGeneres through her character comedy. Her character Aunty Jee is the agony aunt you wished you could have had when growing up and even in older age... 

Chris Stokes: We Don't Need Roads

Chris Stokes: We Don't Need Roads

From BBC Three, Dave and elsewhere, award-winning comedian Chris (BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017, Milton Jones tour support) returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about time, space, love, reality and teeth... 

Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher

Nick Revell: BrokenDreamCatcher

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

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Megastar millennial messiah, thinkfluencer and idiot Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre Young Company) cordially invites you to a riotous morning of stand-up, sketches and silliness about life, death, loss and legacy... 

Hal Branson: Mbolo

Hal Branson: Mbolo

The debut hour from one of comedy's rising stars. Join Hal as he relives a 2003 trip to Uganda to get over a nervous breakdown and nagging ganja habit. And help build a school. 'An understated comedy gem' (HuffingtonPost... 

Tony Law: A Lost Show

Tony Law: A Lost Show

A journey through the side and under-mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come! Under radar fresh for you. Tony doesn’t have the vocabulary or word-learning to express the powerful towering healing depths of the ancient soul unity snap... 

Daniel Simonsen: Work in Progress

Daniel Simonsen: Work in Progress

Currently residing in New York City, the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer returns to the Fringe to build material. Come watch performances where anything could happen as the Norwegian comic alternates between working with and without a net... 

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. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types because it's the Fringe... 

Funny Dubz

Funny Dubz

Three new up-and-coming stand-up comedians perform their diverse sets. Mamoun Elagab is a young, deadpan comic relating honest tales from his childhood and adolescence; providing a light, yet in-depth insight into young black British communities... 

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

After his gran got dementia (funny start) cult favourite and master storyteller Matthew Highton wanted to figure out what makes us, us and does it all matter in the end? Joy, silliness, anarchy, revelation, shame, reflection and probably some bits that make you go awwww... 

Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating

Daphna Baram: Sugarcoating

A Middle Eastern Mary Poppins gets type 2 diabetes from her spoonful of sugar, and gets told to lose weight or lose her toes. And just when her coveted red EU passport arrives, her new compatriots decide to Brexit... 

Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

Abigoliah Schamaun: Do You Know Who I Think I Am?!

She's a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover. She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal London-based comic... 

The Trouble With Being Born Romanian

The Trouble With Being Born Romanian

Is this offbeat Romanian guy supposed to be the future of stand-up comedy? With his introspective and sometimes dark approach to comedy, keep an eye on this young whippersnapper baring his comedic soul on issues like immigration, love and cake... 

Dave Green: Melt

Dave Green: Melt

Award-winning Dave Green does his highly anticipated debut hour. Join him as he worries his way through all the big topics of the day in a paranoid stream of consciousness that will make your mind melt... 

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 mama with pizza dough' (Scotsman)... 

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. Winner of What's on Readers' Award 2017 – Best Midlands Comedy Breakthrough Act... 

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. He's also a non-believer who attends his local humanist group. Unholier Than Thou features jokes and stories about teaching religious studies as a non-believer, being a humanist, the God-shaped hole and little bits here and there relating to the philosophy of religion... 

Tudur Owen: Undemanding

Tudur Owen: Undemanding

Another joyous stand-up show from BAFTA Award-winning comedian and father of Welsh people, Tudur Owen. Greatness doesn't come easily to Tudur, so he's given up trying and thinks the rest of the world should do the same... 

It'll Probably Be Alright

It'll Probably Be Alright

Dan tries to figure out when exactly one crosses the threshold into adulthood, and how long one must stay there before performing a U-turn, grabbing a milkshake and watching cartoons... 

Appropriately Inappropriate

Appropriately Inappropriate

Thao originally wanted to be an actress but was disheartened because she didn't see many Asians on TV. The only time she saw a lot of Asians on TV was on Border Security or Bondi Rescue... 

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. Sports. After Brexit and Trump, the world's got too crazy so come into a safe space of sports jokes for an hour of world cups, world champions but no world events... 

Fitting Image

Fitting Image

Fitting Image is a show about fitting in and trying to be the person you want to be, especially when that is not exactly who people expect you to be or who you were destined to be. Winner of Comedy Battle 2008 (Netherlands)... 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities. Typical features would be socially unusual humans, such as those uncommonly eery or unrelatable, those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics, people with other extraordinary perspectives or paranoias, and performances that are expected to be toe-curling to the viewers... 

Bitter and Twisted

Bitter and Twisted

Longing for something but short on luck. They’ve been on a mighty quest to the bottom of the cave of desperation, met a winged, twice-horned beast called Insanity, stared into his emerald green eyes and screamed 'not today!' Disturbed but not perturbed they fled to a town called Purgatoria, population: two... 

Richard Hanrahan Is Doing This

Richard Hanrahan Is Doing This

Ursine stand-up Richard Hanrahan finally gets his act together, or at least tries to. Each crafted performance reassembles past audience interactions, filtering suggestions through obscenity and obtusity into a madcap, multimedia debut... 

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. He's an anxiety-riddled, emotionally unstable, jaded romanticist who took up stand-up comedy at 18 instead of going to uni, and who managed to remain a virgin well into his late 20s... 

2 Girls, 1 Cup... of Comedy

2 Girls, 1 Cup... of Comedy

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Lee Nelson's Well Funny People) brings you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe. A supersized cup of comedy with TV names as well as the very best new comedians and brilliant guest MCs... 

Phil Ellis Is Ready for the Big Time

Phil Ellis Is Ready for the Big Time

After winning the Edinburgh Panel Prize in 2014 with Funz and Gamez, Phil’s ready to bring his unique, anarchic and unreliable comedy to the masses. Phil doesn’t mean to brag but he’s been involved with no less than five failed pilots and over 20 unread TV show ideas... 

Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

Archie Maddocks: Matchstick

Award-winning Archie Maddocks presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where he explores his deepest and darkest thoughts, exposes his flaws and interrogates his personal connection to Grenfell Tower... 

Raymond Mearns Is in the House

Raymond Mearns Is in the House

It's Fringe time again and I'm back at The Beehive. Since 2012, I've been doing my thing in that wee sweaty room at the top of the stairs and it's always a blast! If you've been before you know what I mean... 

Some Like It Holt

Some Like It Holt

Rosie Holt is not for everyone. 'If that was my daughter I'd be ashamed' (Rosie's mum's mate). 'Don't talk about me on stage' (Rosie's Ex). But those people are idiots. The best people like it Holt... 

Oliver Coleman: Delicious

Oliver Coleman: Delicious

Australian funny man Oliver Coleman arrives at the Edinburgh Fringe bringing with him a frenetic hour of silly comedy fun times! It's a totally good show performed with exceptional grace and dexterity... 

Tri-Nations Comedy

Tri-Nations Comedy

Three headline comedians from different countries battle each other with their best gags to win the audience vote. With different acts every night, the scores are tallied over the festival and the overall winner receives UK residency... 

Larry Dean: Bampot

Larry Dean: Bampot

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry returns with a new hour of 'unexpected and excellent' **** (Times) thoughts on Scottishness, sodomites and self-esteem... 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Yes, big topics are discussed. Her labia, for one. But also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight... 

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. Still, we're only on this planet for a finite time, wouldn't it be good to find a bit of meaning in your otherwise pointless existence? Join Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

Yuriko Kotani: Moreish

Yuriko Kotani: Moreish

Born and raised in Japan, Yuriko Kotani now lives in the UK. Please come and join her new work-in-progress show! Using her unique perspective, she is going to tell stories of her experiences and thoughts... 

Brett Blake: Reckless

Brett Blake: Reckless

People call Brett reckless, but he wouldn't know because he's too busy getting kicked off reality TV shows, representing himself in court and trying to make sure his new samurai sword matches his motorbike... 

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

A new show about wrestling by double act Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh. Thom and Andrew are forming the first ever comedy tag-team and are going to use all the elements of tag-team wrestling to explain professional wrestling to the world... 

Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel

Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel

Political comedian/ball of anxiety Alex Kealy honks on about love (passionate) and politics (jaded) for show number three. 'Hilariously funny' **** (TheatreWeekly.com). 'Ferociously quick-witted' **** (EdFringeReview... 

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

The debut season of a revolving line-up of the best established and up-and-coming female comedians from around the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. An early evening show for all comedy fans... 

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic

Jem Brookes: Schizophonic

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

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, returns with a brand new show. With a marriage date set, a dog rescued and a death in the family, it’s time to look at relationships! 'This bright sparky chappy was a real quick witted geezer' ***** (ArtsinLeicestershire... 

2 for Joy

2 for Joy

A double bill of stand-up from two award-winning new comics. Steff Todd: 'Hilarious' (The Stand), Funny Women’s Queen of the Meme and a runner-up in Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017... 

Toby Adams – Tongue in My Head

Toby Adams – Tongue in My Head

A new hour of stand-up. 'A special experience' (Stewart Lee). 'Treat yourself... charming... quiet charisma' (Chortle.co.uk). Is knowledge wisdom? Can the great minds of the past inform our present? How well do you know your neighbours? It's 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. 

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. Richard began his gap year after his theoretical physics degree in 2016... 

Matt Rees: Happy Hour

Matt Rees: Happy Hour

Matt Rees returns to Edinburgh with his highly anticipated debut Happy Hour. The multi award-winning Welshman and sober drunk brings 60 minutes of 'very funny lines with a compelling, unforced lugubriousness' (Chortle... 

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. Jim, who also played the farmer in BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad, uses a range of characters and regional accents to address a wide range of hot topics such as internet dating for farmers, village nightlife and how to pimp your Land Rover... 

Calling My Tribe

Calling My Tribe

We are the ones that fall between Gen-X and Gen-Y. Too young to be old and too old to be young. One minute it was all Ebeneezer Goode and now we're here. But what is here? It's a drawer full of magic youth creams and zero f*cks... 

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy. Off of BBC Two's Mock the Week, Sky's The Russell Howard Hour, Comedy Central's At the Comedy Store and Drunk History, BBC Two's The Apprentice You're Fired, Channel 4's Man Down, TBS's Conan and a short film he can't remember the name of where he killed a man from ITV's The Bill with a spade... 

Stevie Martin Vol. 1

Stevie Martin Vol. 1

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

John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm. He then became homeless (his choice) with a long distance girlfriend (her choice) and now has a lot of thoughts on pigeons and bicycles (your choice)... 

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. Dealing with weight issues in his formative years, split between growing up in London and spending his summers in rural Ghana played a significant part in the person he is today... 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational memes that are everywhere these days... 

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 and proper jokes... 

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

After performing to sold-out crowds at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Alice Snedden is bringing her debut show, Self-Titled, to Edinburgh. Watch as she tells jokes and you laugh. Smile as she tells stories and you relate... 

Eli Matthewson: The Year of Magical F*cking

Eli Matthewson: The Year of Magical F*cking

The news is out – millennials are having less sex than our parents. Eli Matthewson is not going to take this lying down. The little gay rock star of New Zealand comedy makes his Edinburgh debut with a call to arms for the sexless youth... 

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Loving your children, spouse and aging parents (in that order, please don't tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and, a lot of the time, it sucks. But who wants to live without love? Highly anticipated debut from host of BBC Radio 4's Comedy of the Week podcast... 

The Comedy Reserve

The Comedy Reserve

The Pleasance Comedy Reserve is back for its 14th year at the Edinburgh Fringe with another four brilliant new acts, hand-picked by the Pleasance and supported by the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund... 

Lucy Porter: Pass It On

Lucy Porter: Pass It On

A brand-new stand-up show from the perennial Fringe favourite. As seen on QI, Room 101 and Live at the Apollo. As heard on BBC Radio 4's News Quiz and The Now Show. Always warm, witty and thought-provoking, this is Lucy's best show yet... 

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

'The most relevant comedian in Edinburgh' (EdFestMag.com) is back! His finger's still on the pulse, except now he doesn't know whether that's flirting or harassment. This is the third year in a row Fin has picked a stupid title after five-star sell-outs Whitey McWhiteface and Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey... 

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. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere... 

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo 2018! ***** (FringeGuru.com). One of the UK's top stand-ups returns! He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more... 

The Freedom Machine

The Freedom Machine

The history of cycling mirrors the history of feminism in a fascinating way. As the call for women's suffrage grew towards the end of the 1800s, so did women's use of the bicycle, which were a source of unprecedented liberty for women... 

John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here

John Kearns: Don't Worry They're Here

The only winner of the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards returns for an encore of his 2017 critically acclaimed hit. Don't Worry They're Here has enjoyed sell-out seasons in London, Melbourne and a nationwide tour... 

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak finds everything embarrassing... except for the obvious. Revealing intimate details of her life to strangers? Her chosen profession. Crying in public? She wrote a book encouraging it... 

Jon Harvey: TreasuRETROve

Jon Harvey: TreasuRETROve

Intrepid pop-culture archaeologist Jon is on a mission, hunting gems for his treasuRETROve of the world’s most unintentionally ingenious films and telly, to save them from being lost to the ravages of time and good taste... 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

A single creme brûlée can change the course of your whole life. Find out how in the latest show from award-winning stand-up Ben Clover. 'A delight' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Comedy gold' (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard)... 

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal’s literally filled our screens in the last few years on such shows as Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice... 

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she's got a hell of a lot to say about it. Debut show from a rising comedy star. Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2016... 

Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter

Celebrating 20 years at the Fringe and direct from an 80-date tour of the UK and Ireland, Reginald D Hunter returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this Summer with his highly anticipated new show... 

Thomas Green: Doubting Thomas

Thomas Green: Doubting Thomas

Thomas Green returns with his new hour Doubting Thomas. Green looks at life after leaving religion, teaching and moving abroad. With a new found view on life and his affable, excitable presence, this is not a show to be missed... 

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh

Unhook your mindbras. David O'Doherty is back in Edinburgh with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC Two's Live at the Apollo and Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 

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. I promise by August the show will be great, so let's all just have a lovely time and forget that the Great Barrier Reef is completely gone... 

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. Having spent two decades juggling disparate careers, loneliness, heartbreak, a multitude of vices and an overwhelming urge to show off his general knowledge, he finds that just as one problem disappears, another suddenly emerges... 

Damian Clark: Extra Show

Damian Clark: Extra Show

Strap in for rapid-fire jokes from the Aussie hurricane in this brand-new show. Due to phenomenal demand, 26 shows have been added in the same room at the same time. Book now! Sell-out show: Perth Fringe World 2018, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011-2016, Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2013-2017... 

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal. In this, his debut hour of stand-up, the hapless beast tries to find a nest. Expect jokes and stories on millennial rootlessness, finding and escaping yourself, Scandinavia and milk... 

Christian Finnegan: My Goodness

Christian Finnegan: My Goodness

Christian Finnegan is a stand-up comedian, exploring what it means to be a passable human being in 2018. Perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in Chappelle's Show's infamous Mad Real World sketch... 

Rosco McClelland: 29

Rosco McClelland: 29

Rosco McClelland explores the perils of getting older and embracing it, whilst attempting to cling to your ever declining youth. This is guaranteed comedy brilliance from one of Scottish comedy's brightest rising stars... 

The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference

The Stevenson Experience: Spot the Difference

As seen on the Comedy Channel. A brand-new show of uproarious musical comedy from Australia's favourite bickering identical twins. Settle in for hilarious songs that have seen them compared to Flight of the Conchords and Tim Minchin, mixed with their trademark sibling rivalry banter... 

AAA Stand-Up Late

AAA Stand-Up Late

Total sell-out 2010-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the show was a little bit longer' **** (Fest). Saskia Preston: 'Interesting, quirky act, alien weirdo with odd observations... 

Chris Turner: We're Where We Were

Chris Turner: We're Where We Were

Los Angeles hasn't changed Chris – he's a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread. Tricksy wordplay, niche references, and jaw-dropping freestyle raps from an award-winning 'virtuoso' (Guardian)... 

Bennett Arron: I've Never Told Anyone This

Bennett Arron: I've Never Told Anyone This

Bennett Arron is revealing secrets. The problem is they are not all his to tell. In this personal, shocking and hilarious show, Bennett, the star of the Radio 4 sitcom Alone and the series Bennett Arron Worries About... 

Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door

Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door

Small mistakes, big mistakes, life-changing mistakes. Rachel's made them all – a drawing she did when she was 6, the years 2008 to 2012 and friendship choices that turned out to be more poisonous than an apple in a fairytale... 

Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks

Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks

Winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You're Funny 2016, Heidi Regan brings her debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe. In Heidi vs Sharks, the aforementioned Heidi explores our relationship with an increasingly confusing world via the medium of bad shark films (starring the aforementioned sharks)... 

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect to see celebrities, politicians and even royalty help Luke face his faults and fears... 

Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy...!

Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy...!

Sequel to 2017's smash-hit sell-out debut about honesty, this one's all about the law of the playground, traveling companions from hell and accidentally fulfilling your teenage bucket list (if you exclude the failed rap career)... 

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

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

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. Born to Chinese immigrants in the UK, Ken never had the most normal upbringing... 

Fred Cooke: Fredinburgh

Fred Cooke: Fredinburgh

Fredinburgh, through its rambunctious energy, shows us why Fred Cooke is 'a born entertainer' (Chortle.co.uk). As seen on The Tommy Tiernan Show, The Fear and Republic of Telly, Fred Cooke has arrived into the 'premier league of Irish funnymen' (Hot Press)... 

Duke Pop

Duke Pop

Two rising stars split an hour of scorching hot stand-up. Sophie Duker is a social justice warrior princess with a dark secret and attention seeking hair. Lulu Popplewell is a child actor, turned recovering drug addict, turned comedian who wants to peddle her sweet shame to whoever is buying... 

Viv Groskop: Vivalicious

Viv Groskop: Vivalicious

As heard on BBC Radio 4 and as seen on BBC One's This Week, Viv Groskop presents Vivalicious, a show about self-help in the coming age of President Oprah Winfrey. In this age of reinvention, Viv wants to be the best possible version of herself... 

Dilruk Jayasinha: The Art of the Dil

Dilruk Jayasinha: The Art of the Dil

It's been a big year for Sri Lankan born Dilruk Jayasinha. From selling out at comedy festivals around his adopted homeland, Australia, Dil has quickly established himself as one of the most refreshing and exciting voices in Australian comedy... 

Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

The whole thing's a mess and only one person can sort it out. Sadly, we have no idea who. Join Britain's leading political comedian, Matt Forde, for his last show as an EU citizen. 'A hugely impressive hour of political comedy... 

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. In 25 Years Of Stand-Up, he celebrates his quarter-century on the circuit with a show which is a unique bend of brand-new material, some of his greatest hits from two decades of comedy back-catalogue and some hilarious comedy anecdotes about life as a comic... 

Chris Forbes: Prophecy

Chris Forbes: Prophecy

Chris Forbes, star of BBC hit comedy Scot Squad, returns to the Fringe to tell you the extraordinary tale of how he met a man who claimed to be the son of God. 'He's brilliant company – honest, insightful, very funny' **** (Scotsman)... 

Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions

Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions

Everyone makes bad decisions, right? But let's be honest, bad decisions make you who you are. In this brilliant new stand-up show, comedian Robyn Perkins (English Comedian of the Year finalist) uses a series of hilarious personal anecdotes, family stories and even some neuroscience to come up with a well thought out decision for one random audience member...