Jason Manford: Like Me (Work In Progress)

Jason Manford: Like Me (Work In Progress)

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand-up show, but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t chan… 

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

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

Aaaah... I'm Jewrotic and I Blame My Jewish Mother... Who Else?

Aaaah... I'm Jewrotic and I Blame My Jewish Mother... Who Else?

2019 Not So New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist (London) Henry brings his third Fringe show and first as a solo! Due to popular demand. 

Steve Richards Presents Rock'n'Roll Politics 2020

Steve Richards Presents Rock'n'Roll Politics 2020

A wild political landscape opens up – election-winning Boris is not as mighty as he seems; Brexit not done, a new Labour leader, SNP storms: epic dramas for a brand new show. 

Amused Moose Comedy's National New Comic Award: Final

Amused Moose Comedy's National New Comic Award: Final

Enthusiastically vote alongside dozens of international talent scouts for 2020’s hottest breakthrough stars in the making, who battle for glory, fame and shiny moose trophies. 

Simon Amstell: Work in Progress

Simon Amstell: Work in Progress

‘Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous’ (New York Times). 

Justin Moorhouse: Things

Justin Moorhouse: Things

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

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is returning to Edinburgh. 

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

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

Neil Delamere: Liminal

Neil Delamere: Liminal

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The News Quiz, Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. 

Sam Campbell: Companion

Sam Campbell: Companion

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

Irrational Me

Irrational Me

Why do we still have a headache after taking a 1p aspirin which disappears when we take a 50p one? And why are we attracted to a 2-for-1 meal discount, but fail to save for a pensi… 

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

‘The King of Edinburgh’ (List) and ‘the best celeb interviewer in Britain’ (Guardian), probably best known for his role of Percy in Servants, brings his multi-award-winning podca… 

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

The biggest, brightest comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe all in one huge show, staged in the famous Udderbelly. 

#FraudianSlip

#FraudianSlip

Feel like everyone in your life has their shizzle together while you can barely function as a moderately competent adult human? Feel all you do is pretend? Feel like a fake? Impost… 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe. 

Micky Overman: Bread Week

Micky Overman: Bread Week

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

Clash of the Tight Tens

Clash of the Tight Tens

Andy Quirk presents a colossal comedy showdown of ten-minute tasters from stand-up, sketch, musical and character comedy shows at the Fringe. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A tenth consecutive year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, quick wit and high-energy hijinks from three of the circuit’s funniest performers. 

Richard Brown: Horror Show

Richard Brown: Horror Show

Horror in all it’s forms from the brilliant, brutal mind of one of Scotland’s most talented comics. 

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. 

Ross Leslie: Daddy Cool

Ross Leslie: Daddy Cool

Ross is a father of four cool guys and still the coolest guy in town. 

Late Show Great Show

Late Show Great Show

The night is young and three of the best stand-up comedians from Australia and around the world are ready to make you laugh, stay up late and definitely have one more drink. 

Phil Jerrod: Sicko

Phil Jerrod: Sicko

This year’s show is all about why I cancelled last year’s show. 

Paul McCaffrey: Dreamer

Paul McCaffrey: Dreamer

A hilarious new stand-up show from the star of Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Impractical Jokers UK and Stand Up Central. 

Ed Night: Faded

Ed Night: Faded

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

3's Comedy – Luka Muller, Peter Jones and Mystery Guest

3's Comedy – Luka Muller, Peter Jones and Mystery Guest

3’s Comedy brings together Luka Muller, Peter Jones and a mystery guest; three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. 

Amelia Bayler: What’s The Vibe?!

Amelia Bayler: What’s The Vibe?!

Amelia has been ‘smashing it on the Scottish comedy scene’ (Skinny) with her blend of music and stand-up; writing catchy bangers about modern anxieties like procrastination and… 

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Four of the best new acts on the circuit, selected by Just the Tonic. 

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

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

Craig Hill: Pumped!

Craig Hill: Pumped!

Get pumped and party this fringe! ‘Class. 

Comedy in the Dark

Comedy in the Dark

This unique comedy experience returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. 

Jimeoin: Turn It Up!

Jimeoin: Turn It Up!

World-class stand-up from one of live comedy’s internationally acclaimed masters, celebrating his incredible 27th Fringe! Star of: Apollo, London Palladium, Royal Variety. 

Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

All-new 11th solo show! Following his groundbreaking global smash hit, Daniel Sloss: X (UK cinema release, streaming on HBO in USA and Canada), whose tour sold out shows across an … 

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Established as one of the best shows of the Fringe. 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show 2020

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show 2020

Great value lunchtime comedy compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics. 

Alfie Brown: Love

Alfie Brown: Love

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

Shenoah and The Buffalo: Bullroar

Shenoah and The Buffalo: Bullroar

New double act, Shenoah Allen (Pajama Men) and Nina Conti (in a buffalo suit) gonna stare into your souls through their own cracked worldview. 

Sean McLoughlin: Gold Rush

Sean McLoughlin: Gold Rush

International micro-star Sean McLoughlin (Chortle Award nominee, Ricky Gervais tour support) returns to the Fringe to give the people what they’ve paid for. 

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Born and bred in Manchester and just your atypical northern bloke, Josh Jones is taking the circuit by storm. 

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake

Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, ‘Fringe favourite’ (BroadwayWorld. 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

So many comedians, so little time! Twelve top comedy and variety acts perform ridiculously short sets in one furiously fast-paced showcase. 

Fin Taylor: So My Wife...

Fin Taylor: So My Wife...

They say comedy’s about speaking truth to power. 

Tom Lucy: Melt

Tom Lucy: Melt

After sell-out runs at the Fringe in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy has appeared on a number of TV shows (Stand Up Central, Roast Battle, Live At The Comedy Store, Stand Up Sketch Show) a… 

Jo Coffey: Overlooked

Jo Coffey: Overlooked

As stand-up comedy’s fourth shortest comedian, Jo is concerned that disability is getting a bit too “cool”. 

Simon Evans: The Work of The Devil

Simon Evans: The Work of The Devil

Last year’s show, Dressing for Dinner, earned Evans some of the most ecstatic reviews of his career including an unbeaten 4. 

Sarah Keyworth: Lil' Keys

Sarah Keyworth: Lil' Keys

Lil’ Keys, big jokes. 

Jamie D'Souza: Stop Drawing Willies on My Poster

Jamie D'Souza: Stop Drawing Willies on My Poster

Join rising star Jamie D’Souza as he performs his highly anticipated debut stand-up show about his first school crush. 

Michael Shafar: 50/50

Michael Shafar: 50/50

After surviving testicular cancer, one of Australia’s fastest-rising comedians Michael Shafar debuts with his critically acclaimed show 50/50 that is equal parts raw, honest and hi… 

Chris Kent: Christy Doesn't Live Here

Chris Kent: Christy Doesn't Live Here

Cork comedian Chris Kent is back with more kids, stories and a keep cup to compensate for his guilt about overpopulation. 

Richard Stott: Toe the Line

Richard Stott: Toe the Line

From Dave’s Funniest Jokes 2019 runner-up comes a comedic journey of self-discovery exploring the benefits and pitfalls of both fitting in and standing out. 

Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright at Home?

Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright at Home?

Award-winning show from critically acclaimed Irish stand-up Andrew Ryan. 

Marcus Brigstocke: Thread

Marcus Brigstocke: Thread

‘Dazzling, inspired, perfectly observed. 

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore

Out of the swirling maelstrom he steps; his sword of jokes, his shield of whimsy and his armour made of a third amusing thing. 

George Lewis: Nudes

George Lewis: Nudes

When you type ‘George Lewis’ into Google, the suggestions that follow are pretty boring. 

Gareth Waugh: Doozy

Gareth Waugh: Doozy

Dog Instagram, embarrassing massages, other Gareth Waughs in the world. 

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

Susie McCabe: Born Believer

The fastest-selling act at Glasgow International Comedy Festival three-years running is back with a brand-new show! In her 40th year, Susie has decided to leave cynicism behind to … 

Shappi Khorsandi: My Inner Stormzy

Shappi Khorsandi: My Inner Stormzy

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

Ivo Graham: Hyper Reality

Ivo Graham: Hyper Reality

Life coming at Ivo ever faster; Ivo trying to respond ever funnier. 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Babyface Dynamite

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Babyface Dynamite

A new hour of stand-up from the biggest wee fanny in Scottish comedy. 

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Four years ago, Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair. 

Jamie MacDonald: 2020 Vision

Jamie MacDonald: 2020 Vision

Attitudes towards disability have changed since Jamie’s school made him the first blind hurdler in Glasgow and – let’s face it – the world. 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Multi award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order) is back with her fourth full-len… 

David O'Doherty: whoa is me

David O'Doherty: whoa is me

Here he comes again, trotting on to the stage with all of the misplaced confidence of a waiter with no pad. 

Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip

Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip

Dane is now a grown-ass black man. 

Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation

Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation

He’s back for more comedy chaos! Jason has learnt over the past few years that we all need to play a bit more in our lives. 

Joanne McNally: Basic Bitch Instinct

Joanne McNally: Basic Bitch Instinct

Joanne McNally; sweetheart, nightmare and Dublin Fringe Best Performer nominee returns to Edinburgh with her new show. 

Alice Fraser: Chronos

Alice Fraser: Chronos

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

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

2019 FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy nominee and Comedy Weekly Award winner Troy Hawke returns to Edinburgh Fringe 2020 following a total sell-out run of his 2019 show. 

Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam

Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam

Baker (GameDay Warm-Up and Glory Hunters co-host on talkSPORT) is Devonshire and proud. 

Brodi Snook: Lover, Lover

Brodi Snook: Lover, Lover

Bolshie, self-serving bachelor girl and main character on the planet, Brodi Snook met and kissed a tall, hot, nice, hot, tall boy. 

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Unless you want it to be. 

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Ever felt like what people see on the outside doesn’t convey what’s on the inside? Ever felt like you can reflect yourself out in 1000 different ways depending on who you speak to … 

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and chair of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best life, a… 

Reginald D Hunter: Work in Progress

Reginald D Hunter: Work in Progress

Reginald returns to the Fringe with his off-year, set-building, work-in-progress show with working titles: The Things That I Was Wrong About, The Death of Uncle Fluffy, and The Man… 

Kai Humphries: Knitter-Boxer-Glory

Kai Humphries: Knitter-Boxer-Glory

If life was a simulation would you only follow the narrative or have fun doing all the side quests? Extracting joy and betterment from life’s every diversion and challenge, multi… 

Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

A new hour of stand-up from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee. 

Chloe Petts: Alpha

Chloe Petts: Alpha

As seen on Dave’s Hypothetical and heard on BBC Radio 5 Live, join Petts, one of the most exciting prospects in comedy, in her debut hour of stand-up, Alpha. 

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

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

The Death Hilarious: Razer

The Death Hilarious: Razer

The Death Hilarious: Razer starts out with a pretty solid premise: since his Fringe debut in 2017, Darren J. 

Andrew Maxwell: All Talk

Andrew Maxwell: All Talk

Living in Kent - Maxwell tells us – he is surrounded by the sort of puce-faced, fake WWII heroes who seem to think that having once watched a film with John Mills in it automatic… 

Larry Dean: Bampot

Larry Dean: Bampot

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings 2018’s smash-hit show back to the Fringe. As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. ***** (Herald). **** (Times)… 

Eric Andre: The Stand Up Tour

Eric Andre: The Stand Up Tour

Comedian, actor and host of Adult Swim’s top-rated and most anarchic programme The Eric Andre Show comes to the (true) final night of Fringe to tear sh*t the f*ck up. Catch Eric before he voices a hyena in Disney’s 2019 remake of The Lion King and ahead of the release of his own new hidden camera movie Bad Trip… 

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

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

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. 

The Secret Policeman's Tour

The Secret Policeman's Tour

In cahoots with Deborah Frances-White (Guilty Feminist), Amnesty International’s revered Secret Policeman’s Tour comes to Edinburgh. This feast of super-talent boasts an exciting line-up in an electrifying night of comedy, music and discussion… 

Josie Long: Tender

Josie Long: Tender

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

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

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

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

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

Funny Women Awards 2019 – Semi-Final

Funny Women Awards 2019 – Semi-Final

The semi-final of the 2019 Funny Women Awards. The best new female comedy acts compete for the coveted Stage Award and a place in the final. Hosted by 2017 winner Thanyia Moore. Established in 2003 and now a key fixture on the UK’s comedy calendar, the Awards have become an important launch pad for many talented performers with alumni including Katherine Ryan, Zoe Lyons, Susan Calman, Kerry Godliman, Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie, London Hughes, Sarah Millican, Rachel Parris, Desiree Burch and many more. 

Nick Offerman: All Rise

Nick Offerman: All Rise

Join the star of Parks and Recreation and Fargo for an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed… 

Josie Long: Tender

Josie Long: Tender

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

Imaan Hadchiti: Being Frank

Imaan Hadchiti: Being Frank

Being Frank is a truly very special show, performed by stand up veteran Imaan Hadchiti. 

Jena Friedman: Miscarriage of Justice

Jena Friedman: Miscarriage of Justice

Jena Friedman is scared shitless and wants to feel less alone. 

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

Matt Hoss: Here Comes Your Man

Here Comes Your Man is a lovely hour of storytelling from a bright new talent Matt Hoss. 

Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations

Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations

Rhys Nicholson is a nice man who is doing his best. 

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Tru… 

James Barr: Thirst Trap

James Barr: Thirst Trap

James Barr, as seen asking Justin Bieber about his penis (MTV, host of award-winning comedy podcast A Gay and A NonGay) in a hilarious and increasingly desperate attempt to find a … 

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

2018 Best Newcomer nominee and Amused Moose National New Comic 2018 winner Maisie Adam returns to Edinburgh with her second hour, working out who is to blame and for what. 

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

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

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

Suzi has made a name for herself turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. 

Pick of the Fringe

Pick of the Fringe

A must-do in the corporate calendar, Pick of the Fringe brings a hand-picked selection of top acts to one stage for an exclusive evening of comedy, entertainment and fine dining.  

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

Celebrating 32 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, Aisling Bea, 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 22nd August! ‘Getting to the final was probably the most exciting moment of my life’ (Rhod Gilbert)… 

Troy Hawke: Tiles of the Unexpected!

Troy Hawke: Tiles of the Unexpected!

Following a sell-out run in 2018 in which he exposed bingo as the deadliest sport in the country, the empty Marxist promise of Poundland’s false advertising and Aldi being responsi… 

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

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

Larry Dean: Fandan

Larry Dean: Fandan

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee brings 2017’s smash-hit show back to the Fringe. As seen on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. ***** (Herald). **** (Times)… 

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year: George Zacharopoulos

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year: George Zacharopoulos

Born in Greece and living in the UK, George is a UK, Europe and Australia comedy club favourite, appearing on BBC One and Sky. 

Piff the Magic Dragon: The Lucky Dragon Tour

Piff the Magic Dragon: The Lucky Dragon Tour

The self-proclaimed loser of America’s Got Talent breaks from his Vegas residency and US tour for a limited Fringe run. Five nights only and always sells out; book early! ‘A stunningly good magician’ (Penn & Teller)… 

Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please!

Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please!

Lily and Alissa met on the Soho Theatre Stand-Up Lab in 2018 and quickly bonded over their love of expensive candles and the fact that they were both complex, three-dimensional women… 

Amusical

Amusical

Hosted by Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Amusical is a comedy celebration of all things West End (or Broadway if you’re American, or more well off than us). A handful of comedians, assisted by our in-house band Dave Cribb and The Quavers, will go up against each other to perform their favourite musical theatre song from stage and screen, and it’s up to you, the audience, to determine who is best… 

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

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

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

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Showcase

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Showcase

From the management of Micky Flanagan, Mark Watson, Zoe Lyons, Gary Delaney and Hal Cruttenden, don’t miss the chance to see some of the hottest up-and-coming comedy acts of the mo… 

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

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

Westdal and Hayward Need Work

Westdal and Hayward Need Work

Freyja Westdal and Beth Heyward join the ranks of such excellent Fringe female musical comedy acts as Fascinating Aida, Flo & Joan, and EastEnd Cabaret with a smart, funny, che… 

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves

“Is it a stand-up show, is it a rally?” Nish Kumar certainly blurs the boundaries between the two. 

FOC It Up: The Femmes of Colour Comedy Club

FOC It Up: The Femmes of Colour Comedy Club

FOC It Up is a comedy collective aiming to showcase the talents of women and non-binary people of colour, in a comedy world that is mostly made up of straight white men. 

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Alasdair Beckett-King: The Interdimensional ABK

Have you ever been to a comedy show by someone who can travel through dimensions, from one world to another? No, me neither. 

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

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

Alternative Comedy Cabaret

Alternative Comedy Cabaret

Looking for something really different? Have a look at our line-up of brilliant and original alternative comedians strutting their stuff in an intimate venue at the Fringe. The line-up is different every night and studded with more rare gems than Buckingham Palace. 

Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Jumping Off the Bandwagon

There’s no such thing as a free lunch but there’s a free comedy gig at lunchtime! Whatsapp group dynamics, Instagram validation and threesomes with Siri and Alexa. Stand-up and piano bits about all your favourite contemporary bandwagons… 

Luisa Omielan: Work in Progress

Luisa Omielan: Work in Progress

Join Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyonce Do?!, Am I Right Ladies?! and Politics For Bitches) as she tries out some stuff for an upcoming project. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Comic Relief and Comedy Central’s Specials… 

The Dark Side of Research

The Dark Side of Research

Using dark humour and a good dose of brain power, three scientists reveal their stories: what is it like to do research in everyday life? Between anecdotes of late nights in the lab and the need for alcohol consumption, we also get an exciting peek into science and cutting-edge research… 

Jake Baker: No Success Like Failure

Jake Baker: 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… 

Olga Koch: If/Then

Olga Koch: If/Then

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Olga Koch is back! Ahead of her BBC Radio 4 special, the acclaimed stand-up tells a love story through the medium of computer programming (which she … 

11+

11+

11+ explores the strange and funny challenges we go through in trying to get into a grammar school. The show does several things: it looks at the deep inequalities in our education system and analyses the emotions and feelings we experience when confronted with failure and success, while unveiling how much energy we channel into finding the pressurised path to succeeding in life and how those who don’t get opportunities are penalised… 

Pindos

Pindos

Pindos is former Cambridge Footlight Milo Edwards’ debut hour at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

So Close

So Close

I remember situations so awkward death seemed like a viable option. I believe funerals would benefit from an open bar. And I don’t think purgatory sounds all that fun either. Though in the end, who the hell knows? Join me for 45 minutes of stand-up about death, an inevitability we are so close to at any given moment, yet often avoid altogether… 

Needle Dicks

Needle Dicks

Funny, young, hot and one of them is ethnic. Character and stand-up comedy brought to you by award-winning stand-up comedian Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre Young Company) and co-founder of online sketch group sensation Third Leg Studios, Joel Stern (BBC Three, ITV)… 

Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

The affable globetrotting comedian returns with a show consisting of hilarious comedy deconstruction and anecdotes from his many overseas trips. There is no shark… 

Attention, Seeker

Attention, Seeker

The anxiety-riddled writer/doormat for a famous comedian stumbles into the big-time stand-up spotlight and decides to stay, with hilarious conseq… etc. ***** (Edmonton Journal). ‘Very funny, reminiscent of Woody Allen in his early 60s stand-up years’ (Pioneer Press, Minneapolis)… 

Stand Up for Your Planet

Stand Up for Your Planet

Join us for a one-off comedy extravaganza, raising awareness for one of the most pressing issues of our time – protecting our planet. Come and show your support for our suffering environment, with some laughs along the way… 

I Went to Barcelona and All I Got Was This Lousy Comedy Show

I Went to Barcelona and All I Got Was This Lousy Comedy Show

All the way from the land of sun, sea and Mexican* sombreros (*not Spanish!) these intrepid comedians have made their way to Edinburgh by sea, air and Megabus, to show the world that there is more to the Catalan capital than incomplete cathedrals! Join Barcelona’s best* comedians (*available for selection this week) from all corners of the globe, including New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Catalonia, England and… 

Wait... Let's Have Fun!

Wait... Let's Have Fun!

Wait… Let’s Have Fun! is an hour of stand-up comedy from gay, ridiculous, ultra-positive comedian and internet personality Tim Murray. Growing up a closeted gay boy in middle-of-nowhere Ohio, Tim is constantly trying to be the cool girl in school, at gay clubs in Miami, waiting tables in NYC, hanging out with his mum, checking coats for Lea Michelle and Rosie O’Donnell and even when teaching acting to child models (his current job)… 

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me

The Yank is a Manc! My Ancestors & Me

In a fish-out-of-water comedy of errors, Hopwood DePree tells of how researching his ancestry online led to him leaving Tinseltown to save his 600-year-old British ancestral pile, Hopwood Hall… 

Jack Carroll and Friends

Jack Carroll and Friends

Join the star of Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium and Britain’s Got Talent as he and some of his comedian friends try out new material. As seen on Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC Two) and as heard on The Now Show, The Museum of Curiosity and It’s Not What You Know (BBC Radio 4)… 

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

He’s the man who put the foot into football. The legendary ex-manager-cum-pundit is back with some more outrageous drink-fuelled opinions on the state of the modern game. As Scottish football descends from pantomime to farce via melodrama, expect some left-field comments and downright filth… 

Andrew Doyle: Exodus

Andrew Doyle: Exodus

One of the UK’s foremost political satirists, Andrew Doyle returns to Edinburgh for his eighth solo stand-up show. He is the creator of internet sensation Titania McGrath, and has co-written numerous viral videos featuring spoof reporter Jonathan Pie… 

Funny Women on the Fringe

Funny Women on the Fringe

Join Funny Women for a sparkling mix of comedy featuring the brightest new, emerging and established talent at the Fringe. Enjoy stand-up, sketch, musical comedy and more as we showcase acts from 16 years of the Funny Women Awards and beyond… 

Comic Relief Live

Comic Relief Live

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

Self-ish

Self-ish

Fraser Gibson spends his time shamelessly promoting himself about town as a way to make a living. But it’s time to channel his comedic efforts into something more meaningful. Drawing on his minor in Sociology and major in student debt, the debut show Self-ish is an attempt to dissolve his own self by making light of the absurdity of first world problems and the silly things we all do in modern life… 

Katie Mulgrew: Confirmation (WIP)

Katie Mulgrew: Confirmation (WIP)

Award-winning writer and stand-up Katie Mulgrew used to be a card-carrying God botherer. She had a brief go at Mormonism but was then raised a Catholic. Really Catholic. Grown up, she is married to a card-carrying atheist whom she has a young son with… 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

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

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

If you’re looking for high quality stand up from a master of observational comedy, you’ve come to the right place. 

Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat Lad-y

Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat Lad-y

Dave Bibby is a multi-talented comedian who crosses into many genres, and his award nominated show (for its poster design) Crazy Cat Lad-y is something of a one-man variety perform… 

Chris Kehoe: The Second Coming of Chris

Chris Kehoe: The Second Coming of Chris

Would everything be better if piratical misanthrope Chris Kehoe was in charge? Maybe. Tackling racism, climate change and pot noodles, this heady mix of surreal philosophy, acerbic wit and utter bafflement at the state of the world comes from a comic who has played to sold-out rooms across the country and has provided tour support for the likes of Geoff Norcott and Paul Sinha in recent months… 

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)

Million-copy bestseller Adam Kay returns to the Fringe for one night only, sharing entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music… 

Alex Williamson: Sin on My Face

Alex Williamson: Sin on My Face

The Victorian era is long gone, but to think people once suppressed their inner sick f*ck is a point of fascination for this comedian. 

Steve Hili: The Sexy Environmentalist

Steve Hili: The Sexy Environmentalist

Like you, Steve knows the world is in trouble. Also like you (his target audience), Steve enjoys getting it on. Now join him as he brings his two passions together in a last-gasp (yet sexy) attempt to save the planet… 

Thomas Green: Tweak

Thomas Green: Tweak

UK-based Australian comedian Thomas Green, brings his engaging storytelling-style stand-up and face of elasticity back to Edinburgh. Tweak is an hour of best bits and tweaks in this very limited run… 

Queen Mary Comedy Society and Friends

Queen Mary Comedy Society and Friends

Award-winning, rising stars from QM Comedy Society and the London comedy circuit deliver an hour full of social commentary and silliness. You gotta laugh when you’re in this much student debt… 

A&E

A&E

During his already very busy schedule, life threw a heart attack at Aled which he found to be most inconvenient. Everything had to be put on hold as he embarked on his darkly humorous journey to recovery… 

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars

Truly funny, indigenous comedy, Aboriginal Comedy Allstars features three Aboriginal Australian comedians: Kevin Kropinyeri, Steph Tisdell and Andy Saunders. 

Rodgers with a D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration

Rodgers with a D – The Tommy Rodgers Centenary Celebration

If you’re one of the many people who visit the Fringe from far flung parts of the world (hello Londoners daring to go past the M25) it’s easy to forget amongst all the clamour … 

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw made waves at last year's Fringe for performing stand-up in sign language and English at the same time, a gesture inspired by his own upbringing with deaf parents … 

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

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

The LOL Word

The LOL Word

Edinburgh Fringe – and let’s be honest, the comedy world in general – is saturated with male comedians. 

Kevin James Doyle: Loud Blond Bald Kid

Kevin James Doyle: Loud Blond Bald Kid

You can never be entirely sure if the material a comedian is sharing is true, based in truth, or completely fabricated. 

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Tucked away in a corner of Pleasance Courtyard, Glenn Moore delights a packed crowd with an hour of non-stop puns and twisted humour. 

Gabby Best: 10,432 Sheep

Gabby Best: 10,432 Sheep

Gabby Best’s Edinburgh show 10,432 Sheep is about her struggle with insomnia, and her approach to coping with life in general. 

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes (not at all). With tales of gender, stakes, queerness and cakes, Simpson aims to widen your eyes to the life of an asexual man living in a hyper-sexualised world… 

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes (not at all). With tales of gender, stakes, queerness and cakes, Simpson aims to widen your eyes to the life of an asexual man living in a hyper-sexualised world… 

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

After 2018’s ‘funny, warm. 

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, Matt Davis jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality and global or regional c… 

Nathan Cassidy: Observational (Work In Progress)

Nathan Cassidy: Observational (Work In Progress)

Award-winning comedian Cassidy has had a crazy year. He joined a gym and a big, strong man changed his life forever. From his home life to his name, nothing has stayed the same. The comedian known for his stunts at the Fringe is stripped of gimmicks and just wants to tell you what happened and how he became Observational… 

Sense of Tumour

Sense of Tumour

What does a busy, modern, single woman do when she finds a lump in her breast? She cracks jokes. With no respect for cancer, Ingibjorg has spent most of her cancer treatment writing jokes to stay in control of an otherwise daunting situation, making people giggle nervously about her blue tit, baldness and bowel movements and revealing way too much about getting laid with cancer… 

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Tru… 

Brown Guys, Grey Skies

Brown Guys, Grey Skies

After a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run in 2018 and a 12-country European tour, this double-bill stand-up special is back for a limited run. ‘Original and Refreshing’ ***** (Luxembourg Times)… 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. 

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Following a sell-out 2017 run, Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back with a new hour of absolute gold. 

Deepu Dileepan: The Outsider

Deepu Dileepan: The Outsider

Deepu Dileepan presents a string of wildly hilarious stories that deconstructs belongingness in present day society. 

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of … 

Comedy in the Dark

Comedy in the Dark

This unique comedy experience returns to the Edinburgh after sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. 

Tiff Stevenson: Mother

Tiff Stevenson: Mother

Mother is Tiff Stevenson’s observation of the many and varied forms that motherhood can take, her material existing in the venn diagram where motherhood and feminism interconnect… 

Alex Kealy: Rationale

Alex Kealy: Rationale

Alex Kealy’s latest Fringe performance is a politically charged, self-deprecating show based on sound political analysis and funny life anecdotes. 

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing

Sofie Hagen enters the stage, seemingly nervous despite her extensive experience on the comedy circuit. 

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

Good comedy doesn’t come out of a comedian being happy, right? Wrong! Suzi Ruffell proves her own point wrong when she begins her show, Dance Like Everyone’s Watching, by sayin… 

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired. 

Axolotl: A Poetry Reading

Axolotl: A Poetry Reading

A collection of poems – nay, vignettes – exploring a wide range of subject matter, expertly read by whimsical raconteur, philosophical wordsmith and all-round good guy: Ryan Ward. 

Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

2018’s smash-hit by Scotland’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning Netflix star (Jigsaw, DARK) returns during its extended worldwide tour! ‘X is a stunner of a show… Brilliant!’ ***** (Mail On Sunday)… 

Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse

Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse

Legendary Irish comedian and storyteller Tommy Tiernan has a brand-new show, Paddy Crazy Horse. Tommy mixes a love of comic rebellion and a refusal to be conscripted into a rational view of the world, with a deep love for talking and the poetry of everyday speech… 

The Iceberg Effect

The Iceberg Effect

The 90s: the Spice Girls, New Labour and Titanic. The film that defined a decade and created a lifetime of lust for Leonardo DiCaprio. We are hosting a ‘Where are they now?’ for some of the forgotten performers in Titanic, and asking the question – were the 90s really that great? Recapture the 90s spirit with characters, bad impressions and even more questionable wigs… 

Jonathan Hipkiss – At Least We're Out the House

Jonathan Hipkiss – At Least We're Out the House

Nominated for Best New Show at this year’s Leicester Comedy Festival. There’s no agenda here. No social or political message. Just a class clown still trying to figure it all out and reclaim the wildness and joyfulness in the innocence of laughter… 

Babes / Pigs in the City

Babes / Pigs in the City

What happens when one small-town bumpkin and one Third World brat try to spread their wings and become two cosmopolitan, cool customers? Will they become sophisticated babes? Or just two pigs in the city? Come and enjoy an hour of stand-up from silly yet sassy up-and-coming comedians, Amy Xander and Ginnia Cheng… 

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Ishi Khan: I’mMigrant! A fun comedy show about migration, identity and belonging from award-nominated comedienne. The migration crisis, Brexit leave boards and Windrush stories leave Ishi wondering if being a British comedienne, born in Zambia with Indian ancestry, makes her Brizambdian? This show is suitable for migrants, non-migrants and strawberries… 

Cave Women: Work in Progress

Cave Women: Work in Progress

Jessie and Bebe Cave. Sisters. Working out a new show. 

Simone Belshaw: Goblin and Fiends

Simone Belshaw: Goblin and Fiends

Simone Belshaw presents Goblin and Fiends, a romp into femininity, idiocy, foxes and omelettes. Simone Belshaw is a Canadian-bred, London-based comic who’s winning hearts across the country with her unique style of offbeat observations, and surreal storytelling… 

Liam Malone: No Limbits

Liam Malone: No Limbits

Liam Malone, it’s fair to say, is not backwards at coming forwards. 

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Hench is an engaging exploration of female strength in its many forms. 

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!

In a “day in the life” format of her experiences at Burning Man festival, Desiree Burch intricately tells us the story of her search for sex during an unintentional acid trip. 

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

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

Unladylike

Unladylike

As an Indian-American immigrant living in the Middle East, Arzoo is bombarded with mixed messages on how to be a proper lady. Follow her journey as she carves out a new path: being one of Dubai’s first female comedians… 

Oxford Revue – Free

Oxford Revue – Free

The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. 

Mix and Match Wine Package

Mix and Match Wine Package

An hour of stand-up featuring James Trickey (Chortle Student Comedy runner-up 2018), Imogen Trusselle (Comedy Virgins Prize 2019 semi-finalist) and Pravanya Pillay (Founder and host of Quipped Comedy)… 

Greg Proops: The Smartest Man in the World

Greg Proops: The Smartest Man in the World

See the Proopcast Live in hot Edinburgh. Greg will record the podcast with the usual mix of drinking, so-called jokes, singing, poor dancing and boring preachy parts. Then meet all you kittens… 

Even More Twisted

Even More Twisted

An evolution of his successful 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and Perth Australia Fringe World show Twisted, Aaron Ayjay continues to take you down the dark and twisted road of musical comedy in Even More Twisted, with his not-so-trusted six-string, Lola, taking on topics such as relationships, the government, postmen, sailors, urban legends, pets that hump your leg and whatever else… 

Even More Twisted

Even More Twisted

An evolution of his successful 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and Perth Australia Fringe World show Twisted, Aaron Ayjay continues to take you down the dark and twisted road of musical comedy in Even More Twisted, with his not-so-trusted six-string, Lola, taking on topics such as relationships, the government, postmen, sailors, urban legends, pets that hump your leg and whatever else… 

Lauren Pattison : Peachy

Lauren Pattison : Peachy

Following a whirlwind couple of years of awards, nominations, sell-out shows and international touring, Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison returns to Edinburgh for a one-off performance of her 2018 show, Peachy… 

Geeks, Stand Up!

Geeks, Stand Up!

This show brings you some of the funniest comedians from around the Fringe to laugh, joke and talk passionately about their favourite geek passions. And what many don’t understand about geekery, is that it’s not all about computer games and superheroes; being a geek is what you’re really passionate about… 

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

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

Jane Hill: All I Want

Jane Hill: All I Want

I’m 55. I thought I’d have everything I wanted by now. Unfortunately I still don’t know what that is. Like my life, this show is a work in progress and may contain adult material, like pensions and the menopause… 

Sooz Kempner – Mega Drive

Sooz Kempner – Mega Drive

Sonic might not be the best video game character in the world but moving around at the speed of sound, he has touched many hearts and none more so than Sooz Kempner who brings her … 

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

Tommy Fury once said “if life is a game, then love is the prize”. 

Isa Bonachera: The Great Emptiness

Isa Bonachera: The Great Emptiness

One day the earth might be so devastated that we might need to leave for a distant planet. 

Audible Live

Audible Live

Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for the audio series, Audible Live. Previous shows have featured Reginald D Hunter, Lost Voice Guy, Janeane Garofalo, Josie Long, Phil Wang, Mark Watson, Dane Baptiste, Felicity Ward, Sofie Hagen, Ed Gamble, Suzi Ruffell and Jason Byrne… 

1,000 One-Liners in Support of MS Society

1,000 One-Liners in Support of MS Society

Enjoy watching some of the best one-liner comedians at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe rise to the challenge of performing a total of 1,000 of their best one-liners to raise money for MS Society – they have just five hours to perform them in… 

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? Are you a party animal? Can you get a sitter for the kids? Can you get the time off work? Have you got £1k for a five-day trip? To help you decide, Sarah Johnson takes you on her journey and it’s one you’ll never forget… 

DCGK's Chicken Box Pencil Case

DCGK's Chicken Box Pencil Case

Dan Cadey and Gary Knightley’s multipurpose chicken box boasts a lunchtime set menu of succulent ‘not-so-secret recipe’ stand-up, along sides of ‘should this be in here’ musical comedy, “refreshed” game show formats and ‘I don’t think I ordered this’ fridge magnet philosophy… 

Dan Clark: Work in Progress

Dan Clark: Work in Progress

Dan Clark, star of BBC Three’s cult hit sitcom How Not To Live Your Life and host of the popular podcast Screen Talk, is dusting off his comedy cape* to perform stand-up for the first time in three years… 

The Chronic Complainer

The Chronic Complainer

Observational stand-up comedy about modern-life oddities delivered with sarcastic, dry and witty humour. Ryan is a modern guy struggling in the modern world but the more frustrated he gets, the funner it gets! Don’t miss out on this original stand-up comedian who writes and performs his own material. 

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter

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

It Just So Happened – An Alternative History Show

It Just So Happened – An Alternative History Show

In this alternative history show four panellists each deliver an original stand-up comedy set based around an event which happened on the same date as the show at some point in his… 

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

Joseph Parsons (as seen on Channel 4) presents his uplifting, sell-out show, Baggy Point. With his lovable and electric energy on stage, Joseph tells the story of discovering his sexuality as he clumsily navigates his way through social gatherings, love and living in a different country… 

Long Man Doing Short Jokes, Short Man Doing Long Jokes

Long Man Doing Short Jokes, Short Man Doing Long Jokes

A stand-up showcase featuring purveyor of one-liners and ‘Long Man’, Josh Massen, and storyteller and ‘Short Man’, Phil Green. With their different styles and surreal minds they get their comedic claws stuck into the big issues of anxiety, identity, family dysfunction, unemployment and Paddington Bear… 

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald (Hang Ups, Plebs, GameFace, Green Wing) is back in his element, making his long-awaited return to the live comedy arena. A stripped-back, one-man, stand-up comedy show… 

Joe Zimmerman: Infinite Knowledge

Joe Zimmerman: Infinite Knowledge

In this amazing hour of comedy, Joe will distill what he’s learned about the history of everything and the future of everything, and what it all means. This is the only comedy show in the world that will provide you with the secret you’ve always wanted to know – the meaning of life… 

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

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

Watson presents a show that’s no more than 50% ready for public consumption and hopes for the festival’s legendary supportive vibe to carry him through. ‘Unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe… Witty, warm, perfectly judged’ ***** (Telegraph)… 

Rosie Jones: Backward

Rosie Jones: Backward

We first encounter the witty Yorkshire whirlwind that is Rosie Jones, as she bops along to what we assume is a silent disco, as she is adorned with massive red headphones. 

Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

Before even taking the stage, Lucy Porter announces that we’ve won the ‘Sexiest Audience at the Fringe’ award, so you know we’re onside by the time she grabs the mic. 

Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman

Phoebe Robinson: Sorry, Harriet Tubman

Best known as the co-creator and co-star of hit podcast 2 Dope Queens, interviewing the likes of Jon Stewart, Tig Nataro and Michelle Obama to name just a few. Phoebe is also a New York Times best-selling author of You Can't Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have To Explain and her second book Everything's Trash, But it's Okay and stars in Netflix film Ibiza and Paramount's What Men Want… 

Galway Comedy Carnival Showcase

Galway Comedy Carnival Showcase

Official launch of Ireland’s premier comedy festival, featuring top acts from the 2019 programme, including Andrew Maxwell, Terry Alderton and Danny O’Brien. Now in its 14th year, thousands of comedy fans are set to descend on the gorgeous medieval city of Galway, over seven days and nights this October to enjoy a stellar line-up of world-class comedians… 

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 2019. We’ve scoured the UK’s universities for the finest new comedy talent, now we need to choose the very best of the best… 

Accessibility Gala

Accessibility Gala

Disability access at the Fringe is a joke. Almost half of festival venues do not provide wheelchair access. Audiences are missing out on great shows, and shows are missing out on great audiences… 

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Join a massive line-up of the biggest names on the Fringe for a raucous evening of comedy to help the fight against brain tumours. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer for children and adults under 40 and increased funding for research is desperately needed… 

Standard Issue Stands Up

Standard Issue Stands Up

Standard Issue, the podcast founded by Sarah Millican, returns to Edinburgh for a fourth year. Made by women, for women, the magazine for your ears hosts an evening of stand-up, featuring some of the funniest broads they know – from Edinburgh favourites to rising stars… 

Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress

Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress

The star of BBC2’s The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and his own BBC Radio 4 special returns to the Fringe. Join the BBC One Question Time regular for this limited run of performances… 

Deskchair Burlesque

Deskchair Burlesque

Oxford Revue alumnus John Rayner (‘laugh-out-loud… and unexpectedly poignant’ (Cherwell.org)) presents his first solo comedy show/erotic novel masterclass. With sketches, stand-up, and stories, Deskchair Burlesque is a celebration of the awkwardness of the erotic… 

The Newcastle Revue: Tyne and Tyne Again

The Newcastle Revue: Tyne and Tyne Again

Newcastle Comedy Society have decided the one thing the Fringe is lacking is student comedy. They want this revue show to be different from the rest though and they reckon they’ll do it by making it, get this, funny… 

Sad Tony the Rapper's Sad Tonathon the Rapperthon

Sad Tony the Rapper's Sad Tonathon the Rapperthon

Yes, that’s right reader: it’s me. Sad Tony the Rapper. My long career has provided me with incredible insight into the world, as well as some side-splitting anecdotes, but I can guarantee my show has a lot more to it than that… 

Shane Todd: Work in Progress

Shane Todd: Work in Progress

When you lose a bet with a mate and have to get ‘The Toddfather’ tattooed on your leg you can either have it removed with a laser, or become… The Toddfather. With millions of online video views, a 2018 UK and Ireland stand-up tour, television appearances and The Shane Toddcast podcast, it’s a live show where he’s most at home… 

Joe Zimmerman: Infinite Knowledge

Joe Zimmerman: Infinite Knowledge

In this amazing hour of comedy, Joe will distill what he’s learned about the history of everything and the future of everything, and what it all means. This is the only comedy show in the world that will provide you with the secret you’ve always wanted to know – the meaning of life… 

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald (Hang Ups, Plebs, GameFace, Green Wing) is back in his element, making his long-awaited return to the live comedy arena. A stripped-back, one-man, stand-up comedy show… 

(No) Money in the Bank

(No) Money in the Bank

The wrestling double act, Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh, return! 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 the world of professional wrestling to the world… 

Ed Gamble: Work in Progress

Ed Gamble: Work in Progress

Hi guys, Ed here. I’m having a year off the Fringe, so instead I am doing a work-in-progress show at the Fringe. Not a clue what it will feature yet, but doubtless it will be a loosey-goosey hour of sweaty horsing around, interspersed with desperately flicking through a notepad… 

Reeks of Desperation

Reeks of Desperation

This one-woman solo comedy show investigates the longest-standing question of the known universe: why am I still f*cking single? While it’s probably her own fault, Madeline’s definitely in denial of that… 

Laughing For Palestine with Seann Walsh

Laughing For Palestine with Seann Walsh

Have a laugh and help raise money for ICAHD UK: Resisting Apartheid, Building a Shared Democracy. With Seann Walsh, Maria Shehata, Gavin Webster, Sameena Zehra and Gary Sansome. MC: Daphna Baram… 

Alice-India: Sorry I'm So Great or Whatever (WiP)

Alice-India: Sorry I'm So Great or Whatever (WiP)

‘Bold, subversive and dominant’ (ObjectivelyFunny.com), this big baby is sorry not sorry for being so great. Alice takes Edinburgh audiences on a journey they will never forget. This show is going to be a laugh-riot… 

Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous

Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous

Craig Ferguson, the Grammy-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning star of CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and SiriusXM’s The Craig Ferguson Show, brings the wildly successful Hobo Fabulous to the Gilded Balloon for its European premiere – marking Ferguson’s first UK stand-up show in over 25 years! Featuring 100% all-new material for one night only at the Edinburgh Playhouse… 

Sets in the City – Free

Sets in the City – Free

Hey, you! Don’t watch that! Watch this! Another stand-up show from some comedians you don’t know! Featuring an amalgam of stand-ups from diverse backgrounds and influences and an MC of immense proportions, this stand-up show is guaranteed to make you laugh, or absolutely none of your money back*! Some old reviews: ‘Refreshing and enjoyable… 

Girl Stuff

Girl Stuff

Sweden’s top female comedian Josefin Johansson, TV presenter and singer takes her sold-out show Girl Stuff abroad for the first time. An hour of stand-up and music about everything girls love – makeup, ponies and boys! Or is that all? We discuss everything from art history to the queue to the ladies’ room… 

Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only in It for the Parking

Lost Voice Guy: I'm Only in It for the Parking

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series Ability, Lee Ridley (AKA Lost Voice Guy) is back at the Edinburgh Fringe… 

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

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

John Hastings: 10 John Hastings I Hate About You

John Hastings: 10 John Hastings I Hate About You

John Hastings is back at the Fringe and has moved out of his regular haunt, the Pleasance Courtyard, to a more homely Monkey Barrel. 

Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts

Flo & Joan: Before the Screaming Starts

Nicola and Rosie Dempsey (aka: Flo & Joan) walk out to polite applause before stumbling through the intro bars of their opening number. 

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway's vagina has a name (Jenny), and this is important to know. 

Elliot Wengler – Solo: An Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler – Solo: An Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler lives at home in a village in the middle of nowhere and is fine with that. Mostly. He recounts his ‘truly funny stories’ (Concrete) of growing up, first loves, first jobs, first cars, first Pokémon championship, how he wound up on his first holiday to Malaga by himself, and how that went exactly as you’re expecting it did… 

Laugh 4 Change Comedy Fundraiser

Laugh 4 Change Comedy Fundraiser

The Laugh 4 Change Comedy Fundraiser features some of the best comedians on the circuit who will come together for an hour of stand-up comedy in support of refugee action. 

Susie McCabe: Domestic Disaster

Susie McCabe: Domestic Disaster

Susie McCabe strolls on stage, observing that she’s never felt more like a sex worker since being crushed inside the shipping container that is Assembly’s Blue Room. 

Grace Campbell: Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell: Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Everyone is at the Gilded Balloon to catch a glimpse of Alistair Campbell’s daughter, and Grace by name - but not by nature - gives us everything we want and so much more. 

Bec Hill: I'll Be Bec

Bec Hill: I'll Be Bec

If you’ve not experienced Bec Hill live yet, then I have some bad news for you, my friend – your life has yet to reach its maximum for potential happiness. 

Rosie Jones: Backward

Rosie Jones: Backward

After a sell-out debut hour Rosie “triple threat” Jones returns to the Fringe with a big question: am I backwards, or are they? She explores the hilarious difficulties of navigatin… 

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

As featured in the top Edinburgh Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror. Hayley Ellis is back for nine days only, like Craig David if he extended his song by two days… 

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

Notes towards a new show from ‘the world’s greatest living stand-up’ (Times). Where does Stew sit in the marketplace when Netflix mistakenly describe his act as ‘reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise… 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed by Bear Grylls on Celebrity Island, scrawny Fringe legend Watson returns with his show about empathy: one of the top-ten best reviewed comedy shows of last year’s Fringe, where it sold out all 30 performances… 

Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Jimeoin: Ramble On... Some More!

Later! Ramblier! Jimeoin’s 26th Fringe! ‘Inspired ramblings… comedy of the highest order’ (Independent). ‘Hilarious… It gets no better than this… Brilliant!’ (Time Out). World-class stand-up from internationally acclaimed Irishman… 

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punderstruck

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Punderstruck

A rock guitar-playing punsmith may sound like it has a niche appeal to a certain type of Fringegoer, but Robin Boot’s early afternoon show in Whistlebinkies managed to pull in a … 

David O'Doherty: Ultrasound

David O'Doherty: Ultrasound

There’s only one person who could compel people from their homes on a day when the rain is coming down in sheets and thunder crashes less than three Mississippi’s away. 

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

Adam Brides (Max Turner Competition finalist) and David Anthony (Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist) join forces for an extravaganza of comedy and storytelling… 

An Objectively Funny Night

An Objectively Funny Night

A fundraiser for your new favourite production company’s mental health partnership with CALM, providing and raising awareness for services to support performers at the Fringe. Featuring Objectively Funny-produced acts and some of our favourite and funniest friends… 

Mawaan Rizwan: Werk in Progress

Mawaan Rizwan: Werk in Progress

After a sell-out Fringe, Mawaan (BBC Three, Netflix) is back to shape a new bonkers show. ‘His combination of confessional comedy and skillful physicality mark him out as a definite name to watch’ (Evening Standard). 

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

Keyworth has become something of an internet sensation in the last year, and her performance showcases a very confident and comfortable performer, owning her space and her audience… 

Nick Revell: Eurasia’s Most Eligible Psychopaths and Their Lovely Homes

Nick Revell: Eurasia’s Most Eligible Psychopaths and Their Lovely Homes

Nick Revell has honed his comic storytelling craft to a fine point. 

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

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

Jon Long: Planet-Killing Machine

Jon Long: Planet-Killing Machine

There are lots of words you can use to describe Jon Long, purveyor of clever gags and witty songs. 

The Salon

The Salon

Vic and Bob meets French and Saunders at the Double R Diner in The Salon. The combined comic forces of Ambush – stand-ups Rachel-Anne Clarke and Emily Benita, along with writing partner, Dorothy Jane Stewart – present the Edinburgh Fringe edition of The Salon… 

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Join us for an evening of stand-up comedy to raise funds for Barnardo’s. Bringing you a selection of the very best comedians at this year’s Fringe, it’s a night that won’t disappoint! Previous support includes Russell Howard, Joel Dommett, Susan Calman, John Bishop, Tom Lucy, Lost Voice Guy, Marcus Brigstocke, Ed Byrne, Joe Lycett, Jason Byrne, Jo Caulfield and Sara Pascoe… 

Shattered

Shattered

As a reviewer, there are several situations that I normally hope to avoid while covering the Fringe: it may surprise you, given that essentially I’m here to force my opinion on you… 

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

Sara Barron returns to the Fringe after a bumper year in 2018 where her show For Worse as nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcommer. 

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

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

Nath Valvo: I'm Happy for You

Nath Valvo: I'm Happy for You

Nath Valvo can really get a room worked up. 

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

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

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Phil Wang needs this more than us, or so he tells the packed Pleasance venue he’s playing this year. 

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

I, John Kearns, and I, Pat Cahill, join hands to present our messy, loving, self-flagellant Off-Broadway show, 110%. We chat, we dance, we do new bits and old, we pause and go again after the interval! Come down and become part of a conversation between two idiots and the rest of their liiiiiives… 

HUB Fresh

HUB Fresh

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a changing line-up of comedians all making their Pleasance debuts this year. See established acts performing alongside the very best comedy newcomers in one of the most exciting and original shows at the festival… 

Pete Nash: Where's My Money?

Pete Nash: Where's My Money?

Five years ago, Pete Nash was about to board a plane to Silicon Valley to sell his business for seven figures. Today, he’s performing a fringe show about it called Where’s My Money? – find out what happened with this hour of feel-good, cathartic stand-up… 

Depthless Observations

Depthless Observations

Ollie and Josh are two lovely guys, who it’d be a pleasure to spend an afternoon with. 

Late'n'Live

Late'n'Live

The original, wildest and latest of the late-night comedy shows is back for its 33rd 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 and hours of booze-soaked laughter… 

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

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

Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo

Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo

It is common to see stand-up comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe be either unnecessarily controversial or unimaginatively bland. 

Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

In a festival where comedians eager to share their personal histories, foibles and perspectives on the world can oft seem ten-a-penny, it makes a pleasant change of pace to spend a… 

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

Jayde Adams is back and this time it’s serious. 

Iain Stirling: Work in Progress

Iain Stirling: Work in Progress

BAFTA Award-winning comedian Iain Stirling returns to the Fringe following a sell-out tour, with a load of new jokes, read off notes. Some great, some terrible, who knows. Come along and find out… 

Craig and Darren Give Away Free Nachos

Craig and Darren Give Away Free Nachos

Craig and Darren are some nice boys who hit the jackpot when their venue agreed to let them give away free nachos at every performance they do. 

Jason Byrne: Wrecked but Ready

Jason Byrne: Wrecked but Ready

Jason Byrne returns with his brand-new show, Wrecked but Ready. After 23 consecutive years Jason is wrecked but he is as ever ready (which is a battery, but he’s more Duracell than Eveready)… 

An Evening with Savvy B

An Evening with Savvy B

Hannah Walker and her alter ego, Savvy B, take a comic look at who we become when we drink and what it takes to sparkle. Featuring live drinking, the re-release of Hannah’s single that she made when she was sixteen (and thought was really good) and a hearty mouthful of public shaming, An Evening with Savvy B promises to be the best night ever… 

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Kilara Sen, a female Japanese comedian from Tokyo, won’t wear surgical masks like other Japanese! This is her debut one-hour show on the Fringe. She shares the truth of a Japanese female’s life and feelings proudly but humorously and will amaze you with her Asian-remixed impression medley as seen on Asia’s Got Talent and The Funniest Person In the World… 

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

On stage, six pieces of paper, fixed by clips, are suspended on a washing line. 

Chris Parker: Camp Binch

Chris Parker: Camp Binch

"I could be one of the Boys," New Zealander Chris Parker sings ecstatically at the start of Camp Binch, wearing a shirt and leggings echoing Elaine Stritch's iconic o… 

Zach Zimmerman: Clean Comedy

Zach Zimmerman: Clean Comedy

New Yorker Zach Zimmerman packs a breath-taking number of laughs into his 50-minute slot; delivering a narrative about the relationship with his mother at a speed that leaves no ti… 

Can You Throw This in the Bin for Me?

Can You Throw This in the Bin for Me?

An English lawyer, a German IT guy, and an Israeli TV writer throw away their life to entertain you. The least you can do is throw their flyer to the trash. Featuring international guests with even worse life choices… 

Pussies

Pussies

Collective noun: cats, kittens, vaginas. Pussies is a split bill straddling stand-up and character comedy. Karen Hobbs and her broken vagina will be taking care of the stand-up segment… 

The Best of Northern

The Best of Northern

North East comedians on one exclusive line-up! Hot on the heels of our popular compilation showcases, it felt only right to bring you some of finest comics who regularly stand-up at The Stand’s Newcastle Comedy Club… 

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… 

Emma Shaw: Help

Emma Shaw: Help

Emma Shaw needs help. Emma chats about life, death, growing old and also there’s a bit about running up the stairs on your hands and knees like a dog (remember?!). Emma has appeared on BBC Three and was Funny Women’s One to Watch 2015. 

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 mooch about and make you laugh at midnight. 

Annie McGrath: Shepherd

Annie McGrath: Shepherd

Deadpan comic Annie McGrath returns with her third stand-up show. Dark and charmingly offbeat, Annie tackles issues of male toxicity, consent and sheep herding. The big three! Dry jokes, silly anecdotes and some potentially serious underlying themes from a young(ish) comedian cynical beyond her years… 

Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

Australia’s top comedians take on England’s best in a five-test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. Kick back with an afternoon beer and watch the old enemies go head to head to prove once and for all which country is funnier… 

Bring Back the 80s

Bring Back the 80s

Join award-winning comedian James Alderson as he takes a hilarious double A-sided trip down memory lane to see if it really is better now than in the 80s, before he gets much older and forgets what actually happened! Whether you get there on roller skates, your Sinclair C5 or in your Cortina, backcomb that hair, pull on your leg warmers and prepare yourself for a show jam-packed with laughs and nostalgia! ‘Lights up the room like a pyromaniac in a fireworks shop!’ (Russell Kane). 

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

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

Comedian, author and, most recently, idiot who agreed to be tortured on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she's in her element, and now she returns to the embracing arms of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe… 

Cerys Bradley and Rachel Wheeley: The Unfortunate Bisexual

Cerys Bradley and Rachel Wheeley: The Unfortunate Bisexual

What does it mean to be bisexual? No, actually, what does it mean? Are we doing it right? How can you tell? Join us for an hour of comedy as confusing as coming out. As ridiculous as explaining the ins and outs of attraction to everyone you meet… 

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 32nd 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… 

Terry Alderton: Bingo Bango

Terry Alderton: Bingo Bango

‘The comedy thrill of a lifetime’ ***** (Scotsman). ‘A comedian of dizzying inventiveness’ ***** (Times). Edinburgh’s favourite, award-winning, unpredictable comedian is here for outright laughs and you’re invited along for the ride… 

We're Sorry (Canadian Comedy Showcase)

We're Sorry (Canadian Comedy Showcase)

Back in Edinburgh for its fifth year, We’re Sorry! A rotating showcase of Canadian comedians in town for the Fringe. 

Harry Carr: Neighbourhood Watch

Harry Carr: Neighbourhood Watch

Hi neighbours, key agenda items for tonight’s meeting: 1. Vote on the communal planters. 2. Ken from next door is missing. Biscuits not provided. ‘A hidden gem of a show’ **** (Shortcom)… 

Leo Kearse: Transgressive

Leo Kearse: Transgressive

Leo Kearse isn't, by his own admission, a 'woke' comedian. 

Katie Pritchard: Storm Stud

Katie Pritchard: Storm Stud

Brand-new musical comedy show from carnage wielding, storm stud of a snazzy idiot: Katie Pritchard. Ever been given unsolicited advice? In this show, Katie explores all the awful advice she’s ever received, by doing the exact opposite… 

Jack Barry: Alien

Jack Barry: Alien

Your best friend (and acclaimed stand-up) Jack Barry is worried about you. The world’s turned to shit and you haven’t been laughing enough. He’s going to roughly slap you around the face with his jokes and tell you to get a hold of yourself… 

A Time Slot with Ger Staunton

A Time Slot with Ger Staunton

Described last year as the best-kept secret of the Fringe, one of Ireland’s best comedy writers returns with another brand-new show. Staunton’s conversational style of comedy makes an hour in his company a joyous getaway from the hustle of the packed Edinburgh streets… 

Scot Roast – Afterburn

Scot Roast – Afterburn

A true revolution and reinvention of the roast show format! Join us in the late hours for Scot Roast: Afterburn. A high-octane fusion of top-class stand-up performances from some of the best comics at the Fringe, still behaving at their despicable worst and mixed with the all-out brutality you know and love from the Scot Roast team. 

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off… Love the movie, live the life. Dan Willis looks for life answers in a 1986 feel-good movie. ‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you could miss it’… 

Nick Doody: I Will Milk You

Nick Doody: I Will Milk You

From 2018 audience reviews: ‘He milked me. Why was there no warning?’, ‘A warning would’ve been nice’, ‘Why weren’t we warned about the milking?’ Message received, people. This show is literally called I Will Milk You… 

In Bread with Joseph Emslie (Work in Progress)

In Bread with Joseph Emslie (Work in Progress)

In this 45-minute work-in-progress show Joseph attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff. It might not sound exciting but as a coeliac Joseph is being far more dangerous than you first thought! Bring your gluten-free treats and come and see someone who is ‘definitely a name to keep tabs on’ (Bruce Dessau, 2017)… 

Barely There

Barely There

Join Mary O’Connell and Patrick Healy for an hour of laughs and insights into their underwhelming lives. Mary’s still angry about the ending of Lost, even though she hasn’t seen it… 

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. This show presents a fresh daily line-up of one-star wonders who’ve proved their reviewers wrong! This show has built a cult following over the years and has had some of the biggest stars of comedy appear on its stage… 

Tom Glover – A Glover Not a Fighter

Tom Glover – A Glover Not a Fighter

Best New Show nominee – Leicester Comedy Festival 2019. Horror movies. Lactose intolerance. Bike rides. Tom Glover is a comic not afraid to tackle the big issues. This is the debut show from a snowflake son of an alpha male trying to do right in a world that is wrong. 

Joe Sutherland: Sour

Joe Sutherland: Sour

Top Ten Best Reviewed Shows, Edinburgh 2018 (Comedy.co.uk). A friendship, a country, a beloved 90s pop group. Joe Sutherland returns to the Fringe looking back at things we once loved which have now gone sour… 

Jim and Dave Have Lost the Dressing Room

Jim and Dave Have Lost the Dressing Room

Stars of The Football Show on YahooSport, Jim and Dave perform a comedy show about the beautiful game. Songs, stand-up, sketches, prizes, special guests. There’s even something for people who don’t like football! Help us choose the greatest Premier League team beginning with S, marvel as we sing a song about all 92 football league clubs, watch as we turn up with minimal knowledge of Scottish football… 

David Tsonos: Around the World With Flat Stanley

David Tsonos: Around the World With Flat Stanley

When you are given a class project of Flat Stanley who better than your stand-up comedian Uncle Dave to do it for you. David literally travels around the world with Flat Stanley and does comedy shows along the way and is now sharing his adventure with his audience… 

Better Than Dying Alone

Better Than Dying Alone

Ménage à trois. Dungeon parties. Amorous vicars and improper use of Twitter. Ros is busy in the bedroom but nowhere near love; armed with questionable hair and a millennial railcard, she’s on the hunt for it… 

Danny Ward: Danny's Got Talent

Danny Ward: Danny's Got Talent

Following a short run at The London Palladium I return to the Fringe for the 10th time. (Hopefully) the title speaks for itself, but don’t just take my word for it. As one audience review said last year: ‘Hilarious… 

Paul Savage: Shame Spiral

Paul Savage: Shame Spiral

Paul Savage is no stranger to shame. And that’s before you add in being a straight white man. Sigh #himtoo. A show about identity, memory and fry-ups. ‘Wonderful way with words’ (BBC Radio WM)… 

Encyclopedia of Kitchen Comedy Essays by Larry Tadlock

Encyclopedia of Kitchen Comedy Essays by Larry Tadlock

Essays about growing up as a Texan cattle-raising milk-drinking gay baptist to becoming a barefoot plant-based health coach. 

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

The award-winning Aussie comedian is back with a brand-new show, taking on the end of the world. If anyone can make the coming Apocalypse funny – Nevvo can. Now with added survival tips… 

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year

2019 Greek Comedian of the Year

Born in Greece and living in the UK, George is a UK, Europe and Australia comedy club favourite, appearing on BBC One and Sky. He has also supported Luisa Omielan (Live at The Apollo), Larry Dean (Edinburgh Festival Award nominee and Live at The Apollo performer) and Sophie Willan (Edinburgh Festival Award nominee) on tour… 

Science Idiot

Science Idiot

Ruth Hunter grew up in Ireland in the 90s and was frankly disappointed when the millennium bug didn’t take effect. She’s now 30 years old and has realised that she has achieved very little… 

Simply Filthy

Simply Filthy

Imagine chat you’d only think of several vodkas in. Add a scoop of spicy language, a self-aggrandising altercation and a heady dose of unsolicited thrusting – that’s Simply Filthy… 

Arson in the Queen's Swans

Arson in the Queen's Swans

Free Fringe founder and Comedy Awards Panel Prize winner (2009) PBH returns after illness to serve up waffle, scrud, bilge, tosh and gibbering drivel. ***** (Scotsman, past show). This blurb written in March… 

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Will Rowland: Cocoon

Highly anticipated debut hour from a uniquely silly and cerebral stand-up. He has been a finalist in five comedy competitions, including Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2017… 

Reality Sucks!

Reality Sucks!

Nav Chima grew up so poor she lived in a discarded soda can. Escape reality with a stand-up comedian so underground, she’s only performed in sewer pipes to society’s pests: wasted possums and advertising executives… 

Gareth Richards: 40 Years in the Wilderness

Gareth Richards: 40 Years in the Wilderness

Join Gareth Richards, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards best newcomer nominee 2010 for his ninth stand-up comedy 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 3… 

Neil O'Rourke: Thump

Neil O'Rourke: Thump

A nice boy tries his best. ‘What he lacks in swagger – and possibly friends – he more than makes up in delightful punchlines and entertaining yarns’ (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk)… 

Adam Flood and Blake AJ: Joke Boys

Adam Flood and Blake AJ: Joke Boys

A stand-up comedy show with two halves, by two comedians united by the powerful force of convenience. One has an afro, the other is a cheeky Northerner, and they are both boys with jokes… 

Sundeep Bhardwaj: Father Figure

Sundeep Bhardwaj: Father Figure

‘Dad, you’re going to hell. 

Australian Beauty

Australian Beauty

Jacques Barrett, Bart Freebairn and Mick Neven – three of Australia’s finest headline acts, finally teaming up for a three-pronged 8pm comedy assault. 

Blazers Presents Comedy

Blazers Presents Comedy

Following on from their success in London, Blazers Comedy brings you an outstanding mixed bill from a plethora of hot-to-trot, up-and-coming, award-winning stand-up comedians, seen on BBC3, E4 and Comic Relief… 

Deepu Dileepan: The Outsider

Deepu Dileepan: The Outsider

Deepu Dileepan presents a string of wildly hilarious stories that deconstructs belongingness in present day society. 

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie (‘Hilarious’ (List), ‘ridiculously hilarious’ (Skinny), ‘utterly hilarious’ (Telegraph)) Fraser brings you a laugh at lunchtime, featuring a rotating cast of his funny and ni… 

Howl Comedy Club Free Showcase

Howl Comedy Club Free Showcase

Ever been to a really well-run comedy club? Watch an hour of pro comedy for free instead of the £10 charge outside of the Fringe. 

Russell Howard: Work in Progress

Russell Howard: Work in Progress

Russell performs his work-in-progress show testing new material. 

Random Bag Check

Random Bag Check

Sadia is a British Asian comedian from London tackling sex, relationships and identity in her no-holds-barred style. 

Jacques Barrett in Boom-Jacqua-Laka!

Jacques Barrett in Boom-Jacqua-Laka!

2019 sees our (your) Jacques enter his 10th year as a full-time comic. 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skills and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. With 20+ years of experience, our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and this course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show… 

Late'n'Live

Late'n'Live

The original, wildest and latest of the late-night comedy shows is back for its 33rd 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 and hours of booze-soaked laughter… 

I Can Cure... (With Subtext)

I Can Cure... (With Subtext)

Anti-identity-milking comedian and life and soul of parties Dr Mark Silcox was invited to the BBC Sound Launch Party, BBC Radio Talent Party and Nick Helm’s and Lolly Adefope’s birthday parties… 

Peter Brush: Present. Tense.

Peter Brush: Present. Tense.

Awkward jokesmith Peter Brush returns to the Fringe with his hot takes on meditation, sexist babies, robot wives and why he’ll be donating his eyeballs to criminals after he dies… 

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

Chris returns to the Fringe with his third solo show. It’s an hour of pithy, witty stand-up full of insecurity and self-doubt with a happy ending. Chris writes for and appears on BBC Sesh. 

Action Figure Archive With Steve McLean

Action Figure Archive With Steve McLean

The 2018 critically acclaimed show is back, updated and longer! What’s the difference between an action figure and a collectable? Steve opens his toy box and looks at your childhood faves through adult eyes… 

Sundeep Bhardwaj: Father Figure

Sundeep Bhardwaj: Father Figure

‘Dad, you’re going to hell.’ One man’s epic journey across race, religion, language and international borders. From finding true love to losing his sanity raising kids, Sundeep’s debut solo Fringe show is hilarious, witty and heartfelt… 

Best Boy in Ireland

Best Boy in Ireland

Michael Rice takes you on a hilariously raw and honest journey from a farm in rural Ireland to the big city lights of Chicago and back again. The story ranges from Michael’s conservative Catholic upbringing and his relationship with his father to his discovery of life’s more hedonistic delights in America. 

Harun Musho'd: Dark Side of Harun

Harun Musho'd: Dark Side of Harun

Harun Musho’d’s second solo stand-up show compares life and events in the 70s and today. Includes terrorism, conspiracy theories, referendums, US presidents and the dark side of management… 

Tom Little – Chronically Underachieving Loser and Wasteman

Tom Little – Chronically Underachieving Loser and Wasteman

Tom Little won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015 and never stopped going on about it. Last year, his show was nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Award, which he also never shuts up about… 

Ruby Carr's Birthday Party (WIP)

Ruby Carr's Birthday Party (WIP)

Ruby is having her birthday party and all of Edinburgh is invited. She is well known for her persistent happiness, but also having the dexterity of a toddler covered in jam. Watch Ruby slip and slide through icebreakers, party games and explaining why none of her real friends could make it… 

Jack Harris and Rajiv Karia: The Squeeze

Jack Harris and Rajiv Karia: The Squeeze

Squeeze in with two talented up-and-coming comedians. A teacher by trade, Jack Harris (Amused Moose finalist 2018, ‘Funny bones’ (Chortle.co.uk)) explains how to deal with everything a classroom throws at you… 

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie Fraser and Maybe Someone Else, I Don't Know

Jamie (‘Hilarious’ (List), ‘ridiculously hilarious’ (Skinny), ‘utterly hilarious’ (Telegraph)) Fraser brings you a laugh at lunchtime, featuring a rotating cast of his funny and nice friends… 

Patrick Spicer: Now I've Seen Anything

Patrick Spicer: Now I've Seen Anything

Undeniably nice young man stands around for 45 minutes, prompting a good time and the temporary approval of himself. Expect his freshest perspectives on insecurity, anxiety, love, alcohol and milk, communicated through the principled performance art of being cheeky… 

A List of 100 Things That Unreasonably Annoy Me

A List of 100 Things That Unreasonably Annoy Me

People who walk too slow. People who play the ukulele. Avocado. There are a lot of things in this world that annoy Jeroen. Most of them are completely ridiculous and irrational. In fact, a ton of them annoy him for no reason whatsoever… 

Monster Gay

Monster Gay

I’m back with a new show delving into all the things I hate about myself, in under an hour! From my ‘gay voice’ to my fat arse; I’m learning how scary it can be to love yourself… 

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

Richard Wright is just happy to be involved. He loves the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. He loves it so much he lost out on a job to come do this. Why did he do that? That’s not the point… 

Everybody Be Cool, This Is a Comedy

Everybody Be Cool, This Is a Comedy

The comedy heist of the year! Hot off the London circuit, Will Preston (South Coast Comedian of the Year semi-finalist) and Ben Peel (So You Think You’re Funny? semi-finalist and shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Award) take the stage hostage with off-the-wall/chain/hook comedy and profound social commentary… 

Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Venue in the UK 2015, 2017 Chortle Awards) brings a whole new showcase of acts to Edinburgh for the fourth consecutive year – after four sell-out years! Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Time Out recommended and Top 10 on TripAdvisor! 

Omid Djalili: Work in Progress

Omid Djalili: Work in Progress

Legendary festival favourite, stand-up comedian, film and television star Omid Djalili returns for eight shows only. Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining. His stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass… 

Jew-O-Rama

Jew-O-Rama

After a sell-out run at the Camden Fringe 2017 and four-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Jew-O-Rama returns to Edinburgh bringing you the best Jewish stand-up comedy at the Fringe… 

Where Are You Really From?

Where Are You Really From?

Lubna explores her identity as a Scottish Pakistani muslim women living in a world dominated by fat, blonde, white men. She married a Scotsman, has two Welsh children and lives in Edinburgh… 

Eleanor Tiernan: Enjoying the Spotlight Responsibly

Eleanor Tiernan: Enjoying the Spotlight Responsibly

Curled in up bed, Eleanor binge-watches true crime, completely insulated from the actual crime outside her door. The gap between what she could be doing and what she is doing has never been bigger… 

Daniel Cook and Rose Johnson: Two Gorgeous Stand-Ups

Daniel Cook and Rose Johnson: Two Gorgeous Stand-Ups

Acclaimed stand-up Daniel Cook will be talking about his favourite subject: himself. As seen on Toast of London and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. ‘This is excellent stand-up’ **** (EdFestMag… 

Hancock and Hooper's Excellent Adventure

Hancock and Hooper's Excellent Adventure

At Miskatonic Time Travel University two lecturers await news of a study grant. He’s a pompous idiot from the past, she’s a space hippy from the future; together they perform stand-up, poetry, puns and nerdery… 

Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted

Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted

Actor, comedian and social media superstar Celeste Barber is the self-proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low-budget lifestyle aspiration. Her meteoric rise on Instagram parodying celebrity photographs has resulted in her taking meetings with top moguls of the entertainment industry and awkwardly becoming friends with the very people she is parodying… 

3 Rule-Abiding Rebels

3 Rule-Abiding Rebels

Three comics, one hour, absolute mischief. ‘Fast and f*cking furious’ (BBC). They wanted to break the rules; it’s harder than it looks. They are 3 Rule-Abiding Rebels; aspiring non-conformists whose attempts to be “edgy” are just embarrassing… 

Alcohol-Free Craic

Alcohol-Free Craic

What’s better than one stand-up comedian for free? That’s right, two stand-up comedians for free. Richard Wright (2011 Eastenders Christmas episode carol-singing extra) and Aideen McQueen (off the telly in Ireland) bring you an hour of funny that’s well worth your money… 

Who’s the Daddy Pig?

Who’s the Daddy Pig?

Having played Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig, when Philip became a dad surely there was only one expert to turn to for parenting advice? Yes, that’s right, you’re not misreading this; Philip really did play Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig (the stage production, not the TV show, don’t get carried away!)… 

Elliot Steel: Merked

Elliot Steel: Merked

Elliot has done a sober stint, completed a Roast Battle with his dad and got merked in a Muay Thai fight. This is as good as toxic masculinity gets. As seen on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Live From The Comedy Store and BBC’s The Premier League Show… 

Evil Queen Rules!

Evil Queen Rules!

The evil queen usually gets bad press, but not in this show. An irreverent, pulls-no-punches celebration of being all grown up in a princess world. Great songs and packed full of punchlines, a mixture of stand-up comedy and songs so catchy you’ll be singing them for days… 

Sarah Southern: Tentatively Tory

Sarah Southern: Tentatively Tory

Sarah Southern worked for the Conservative Party for many years and helped get them elected in 2010. But nine years on, is she still true blue? This is a tale of elections, campaigning, Prime Ministers, Linda at the Job Centre, negative equity, referendums and why David Cameron keeps appearing in her dreams… 

Josh Baulf: Boy

Josh Baulf: Boy

As a boy, Josh Baulf aspired to be a lad. This hilarious 45 minutes details his failings. Award-winning newcomer Baulf covers childhood, small towns and lads’ holidays. Winner, Get Up Stand-Up 2018… 

Too Ugly for Love Island

Too Ugly for Love Island

How do you find love if you’re too ugly for Love Island? According to Nicola’s mother you contact the Daily Mail. A comedy cabaret about how to navigate the single life when you don’t look like an Instagram filter, live 99% of your life in pyjamas and have a minor knitting obsession… 

A Sense of Tumour Makes Everything Alt-Right

A Sense of Tumour Makes Everything Alt-Right

A cancer diagnosis reveals a suicidal boob. A sibling sucked into alt-right conspiracies. Join Alex and friends for an hour of jet-black stand up comedy as they stare into the abyss of personal experience and kick it squarely in the nuts… 

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege

The Argentinean, New York-based comedian explores how the concept of privilege works around the world and challenges the existence of white privilege. Still, if you are racist, perhaps this show is not for you. 

Mocking a Murderer

Mocking a Murderer

Nigel Lovell went to school with a murderer. He also knows too much about serial killers. He also thinks that being a stand up comedian would be the ideal profession for a murderer… 

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical), we present a ludicrous, bountiful plenitude of guests, hosted by an ever-changing line-up of Thom Tuck, John-Luke Roberts and other ACMS favourites… 

Oxford Revue – Free

Oxford Revue – Free

The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. From August 3rd to 13th, 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… 

Straight Outta Estonia

Straight Outta Estonia

For the very first time at the Edinburgh Fringe, Estonian stand-up comedians are performing their own show, all in English! Straight Outta Estonia is a stand-up comedy showcase from the small country of Estonia, a place so far to the east of Europe they can see Russia from their house… 

Alexander Bennett: They Call Me Daddy Punchlines

Alexander Bennett: They Call Me Daddy Punchlines

The rising cult comic presents a show for those without hope, looking for some. He’s often dark, silly, filthy and thoughtful. Do come if you like the sound of those adjectives. Expect oversharing… 

Joe Wells Doesn't Want to Do Political Comedy Anymore!

Joe Wells Doesn't Want to Do Political Comedy Anymore!

The news is too horrible to joke about, so Joe’s looking for a new shtick. Support for Frankie Boyle, Stephen K Amos and Alexei Sayle. Writer for BBC1’s Have I Got News for You. As seen on BBC3’s Quickies… 

Maureen Younger: Out of Sync

Maureen Younger: Out of Sync

Maureen Younger is feeling at odds with the world. It doesn’t help that she’s the only straight white woman that performs on the urban and gay comedy circuits, or that she is enthralled with Austrian and German literature… 

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

A one-off comedy extravaganza! For the past 35 years, the Pleasance has been the home of new comedy talent in Edinburgh. Check out some of the most exciting new comedians at the Fringe as they make their Pleasance debuts in this late-night comedy party… 

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

The funny side of Australia. 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)… 

Best of the Fest... Later

Best of the Fest... Later

You loved the original so much, we’re doing it twice! The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh heads back to its birthplace, so now there’s two late-night chances to catch your comedy favourites… 

Stella Graham: Sneaky Little Bitch

Stella Graham: Sneaky Little Bitch

Stella’s caught between two angry mothers, which is the greater force? One explodes into a violent eruption at a moment’s notice (her mother) and then, there’s Mother Nature who just wants her to have a baby… 

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Colin Chadwick: Quick Thinker

Irish comedian Colin Chadwick is a quick thinker… but not a quality thinker. Think Wile E Coyote but instead of Road Runner, he’s wildly pursuing normal social interaction. As seen on RTÉ Two, BBC Three, The AV Club and heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 Extra… 

Mark Cram: Centaur

Mark Cram: Centaur

Being dumped is hard. Being dumped the day after you’ve purchased a two-person horse costume is harder. Join Mark Cram for his debut hour in a comedy show about everything that makes him feel unimportant: his sexuality, his overachieving brother, his ever decreasing circle of childless friends or even the fact that he can’t find anyone willing to be the back end of a horse… 

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Ever heard a bald man sing Rihanna? Back for a fourth year at the Fringe, 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 of Balls of Steel) Scottish baldy Gary Sansome takes an irreverent look at music and popular culture in this hilarious, fun-packed show… 

For He's a Jolly Goodfellow

For He's a Jolly Goodfellow

From standstill to stand-up in two years. Eamon Goodfellow’s debut Fringe show charts his progress from customer services manager to stand-up. You’ll hear about how he manages feedback, why he never writes his set on his hand and why he fears kitchen implements… 

Actually, Totes Amaze

Actually, Totes Amaze

Successful women doing the 9 to 5. Careers sorted… but is it Actually, Totes Amaze?! They may be unencumbered by embarrassing photos of their youth being plastered over Facebook but they’re struggling to adjust to an image-driven Instagram world… 

Dino Wiand – Half Trans

Dino Wiand – Half Trans

Inspired in part by Andy Kaufman, Mitch Hedberg, Steven Wright, Tommy Cooper and Jaques Tati, Dino’s surrealist madcap experimental stand-up comedy is the catalyst to tell various stories and thoughts that include a twice botched gender transition, tackling depression, random strange ideas and self-sabotage… 

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

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

Jay Handley – White Jesus 2: Resurrection

Jay Handley – White Jesus 2: Resurrection

He’s back and he’s whiter than ever! Jay Handley returns to the Fringe to share more wrong-headed opinions on matters he should probably leave well alone. ‘Moments that can go toe-to-toe with the best stand-up I’ve seen’ (Audience Review)… 

Steffan Alun and Support: You Can't Escape Free Stand-Up

Steffan Alun and Support: You Can't Escape Free Stand-Up

The Welsh optimist returns to the festival – and this year, he’s been trying to escape. The result? 45 minutes of excellent stand-up comedy. His fourth solo show will quickly recap the previous three, so there’s no better time to jump on board… 

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

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

Tree Fiddy

Tree Fiddy

A mixed bill show with hand-picked top comics. Each night has a different topical theme with a medal going for the nights best joke! Goddamn Loch Ness Monsta! 

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind is a show not to miss. Nathan has been making people laugh all across the United States for over a decade. Nathan is a black albino who was adopted at birth by a white family… 

Headless

Headless

Enjoy the funny, macabre, scary ways down the centuries we’ve separated the head from the body as the ultimate symbol of a divided self in a fractured world’s search for identity, mostly with our heads up our own arse. 

Lenny Sherman: Have Fun

Lenny Sherman: Have Fun

Fresh from his recent roles in Channel 4’s comedy Ministry of Justice and numerous BBC Three Quickies, loveable Cockney geezer Lenny Sherman brings his barrel of laughs to the Edinburgh Fringe… 

An Evening With Lee Trundle

An Evening With Lee Trundle

An Evening with Lee Trundle, with Francis Breen: Lee Trundle is cancelled. His replacement? Absurdist stand-up Francis Breen, a comedian for the @dril generation. Alternative comedy which is definitely not about former Swansea City strikers… 

Susan Riddell: Duvet Day

Susan Riddell: Duvet Day

‘A Scottish talent on the rise’ (Scotsman). Best Scottish Newcomer nominee and Funny Women runner-up Susan Riddell’s debut show champions laziness in an increasingly manic world. The rising star’s sharp observations and sparkling wit have already been highlighted as a must watch show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival (Scotsman)… 

The Rabbi Preaches – David Kilimnick the Honest Rabbi

The Rabbi Preaches – David Kilimnick the Honest Rabbi

David Kilimnick puts on his rabbi hat and brings the rabbinical mind to the stage as he expresses his irreverence for what is wrong. Talking about the Jewish community’s need to make synagogue more fun, Rabbi David will not allow for anymore off-tune singing in our houses of worship… 

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

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

Loads of male comedians struggle with women, but even more of them struggle to make their problem sound unique. So instead of writing a show about that, Simon has written a show about stories, memories and habits… 

Predictably Irrational

Predictably Irrational

Why do we still have a headache after taking a 1p aspirin which disappears when we take a 50p one? And why are we attracted to a 2for1 meal discount but fail to save for a pension? Most of the time we think we’re making rational decisions… 

Laugh Till It Hurts: A BDSM Comedy Show

Laugh Till It Hurts: A BDSM Comedy Show

Like 50 Shades Of Grey, but funny on purpose. The story of one comedian’s adventure into the dark and crazy world of fetish and kink in Bristol. Experienced kinksters will get a kick out of the many bizarre yet true tales of sexual deviance and for the curious newbie there are plenty of hot tips to help you begin an adventure all of your own. 

Our Mothers Wouldn't Watch This

Our Mothers Wouldn't Watch This

These three comedians have caused their mothers endless stress and worry, and you will be in no doubt as to why once you’ve seen their show. Kirsten was a So You Think You’re Funny Finalist 2017 and was described by Steve Bennett as ‘neatly off-kilter… 

Trevor Lewis Presents: A Stand-Up for the Mystery Hour

Trevor Lewis Presents: A Stand-Up for the Mystery Hour

Direct from great success in Australia, A Stand-Up for the Mystery Hour is a show like no other. Comedians from the UK, international circuits and TV have been booked with no advanced advertising… 

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

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

A Comedy Brunch 3

A Comedy Brunch 3

Start your day with a third installment of comedy from Neil Harris, a quickly ascending comedian who finished runner-up in Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017 and supported Tom Stade on tour in 2019… 

Daniel and Ralph Won't Talk About Brexit

Daniel and Ralph Won't Talk About Brexit

Fresh from selling out their Glasgow Comedy Festival show for two successive years, Daniel and Ralph are bringing their show to the Edinburgh Fringe! Join us – two Scottish comedians – for an hour of free laughter (alright… 

How To Not Die

How To Not Die

Bylgja is an Icelandic anxiety ridden hypochondriac but at the same time so extremely clumsy she requires monthly hospital visits. How does one avoid death? By avoiding chicken or telling fart jokes? Can hemorrhoids be lethal or are they just hilarious? These questions and more will be raised and perhaps (probably not) answered in this 40-minute stand-up show. 

The Stand's Pick of the Fringe

The Stand's Pick of the Fringe

The Stand Comedy Club’s hand-picked selection of great comedy at the Fringe at The Stand’s New Town Theatre almost every Friday and Saturday night. Catch four brilliant acts all for £10… 

Neil Delamere: End of Watch

Neil Delamere: End of Watch

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The News Quiz, Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show. Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch… 

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… 

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

‘The Podfather’ (Guardian) and ‘King of Edinburgh’ (List), probably best known for playing a policeman on Ant and Dec Unleashed, brings his multi award-winning podcast to Edinburgh for his 25th Fringe… 

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 eighth hilarious year with another phenomenal hand-picked selection of our favourite acts from across the Fringe… 

The Duality of Man

The Duality of Man

Niall McCarthy is obsessed with the duality in all of us: he looks confident but feels anxious, he loves questions but hates answers, he has a restless leg and a lazy eye… and he’s funny! 

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 Ó 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… 

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 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… 

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Award-winning comedian. Razor-sharp. Sarcastic. Hilarious. Unmissable. Featured on Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show, Just a Minute and Stop the Press… 

Stuart Goldsmith: Primer (WIP)

Stuart Goldsmith: Primer (WIP)

Not a show, but the undercoat, base coat or petticoat of what may one day be a show. Stu ties his hair back like Moana and gets to it. Open-hearted, honest and guaranteed potentially funny… 

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age is just a number. A number which keeps on growing. Jal has had the same crush since she was 11, her puppy fat has never left but she is now considered geriatric in pregnancy terms… 

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Ciaran loves milking. He milks his friends, acquaintances, family members and passing strangers for anecdotes: from Müller Corner focus groups to prog rock crematoria. Possibly accompanied by a soundtrack ranging from ambient to light jazz, he can’t wait to build a community with you… 

The Edinburgh Revue Stand-Up Show

The Edinburgh Revue Stand-Up Show

The Edinburgh Revue returns for its 10th Fringe, bringing you 50 minutes of ‘brave, intelligent, and inventive’ (BroadwayBaby.com) stand-up, showcasing the best of the local scene and ‘the comic talent of the future’ **** (Skinny). 

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

A dissection of one of comedy’s rising stars. Razor-sharp humour from someone who doesn’t want to be the voice of her own opinions, let alone her generation. Morton’s uniquely surreal and witty comedy takes on everything between life and death, as she panics that other grown-ups have left her behind, and wonders if she’s too young for a mid-life crisis… 

Eddy Brimson: Life Coaching for Arseholes

Eddy Brimson: Life Coaching for Arseholes

Hi, I’m Eddy Brimson. That’s right, I coach life. To losers. Like you. And I do that by cutting through the Bullshit They say “There’s no ‘i’ in team”… But what does that even mean? That’s just basic spelling… 

Louise Young and Anja Atkinson: Big Div Energy

Louise Young and Anja Atkinson: Big Div Energy

Rising stars Louise Young and Anja Atkinson make their Fringe debut. Regulars at The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle these fiery lasses shouldn’t be missed. As heard on BBC Newcastle, Louise Young is becoming known for her adept social commentary and plentiful gag rate… 

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, Matt Davis jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality, and global or regional customs… 

Richard Pulsford: Roll Up for the Smirking Break

Richard Pulsford: Roll Up for the Smirking Break

Stand up comedy from the master of wordplay, Richard Pulsford, in his sixth year with The Scottish Comedy Festival at The Beehive Inn. Leicester Comedy Festival’s UK Pun Championships runner-up 2016… 

Late Show Great Show / Free Festival

Late Show Great Show / Free Festival

The night is young and some of the best stand-up comedians at the Fringe are ready to make you laugh, stay up late and definitely have one more drink. It’s a late show, it’s a great show and at this hour, you never know what to expect! These acts have won awards, they’ve sold out shows, they’ve been on TV and radio, and now they’re going to end the night right. 

Steve N Allen: Better Than

Steve N Allen: Better Than

In a time when you can’t do right for doing wrong, Steve N Allen (as seen on BBC Two’s The Mash Report) takes a look at how hard it is to be better. When you want to be PC, right on or woke, it can be tough… 

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… 

Tania Edwards: Don't Mention It

Tania Edwards: Don't Mention It

Amused Moose Best Fringe Show 2018 winner. Award-winning stand-up comedian Tania Edwards explores these emotionally incontinent times and explains why it’s imperative to repress our emotions… 

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

A changing line-up featuring the best winners and contestants from the biggest and best comedy newcomer competition in its 32nd year! A great night of the funniest from the Fringe, hand-picked from across the competition’s 32 years… 

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben is milleni-ill. He’s in his 30s, nothing has turned out the way he hoped and society now is just folks screaming at each other on Twitter. It’s legit exhausting. A show about anxiety, identity, keeping up with the world and trying better for yourself, join him as he drinks some wine and works out his ridiculous life crap, and tries to come out of it a person… 

After Hours Mirth Meltdown

After Hours Mirth Meltdown

Edinburgh’s only dedicated comedy open mic and best kept comedy secret – Mirth Meltdown – comes to the Fringe and we are after hours! Come see the finest comedians of the Fringe mix it up with some of the freshest talent from the Scottish comedy scene. 

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

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

As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show. Following a sold-out 100+ date 2018/19 tour, the Geordie comedian returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show… 

Stand-Up Edinburgh

Stand-Up Edinburgh

You’re at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the biggest arts festival in the world – come see a showcase of the comedians that perform in Edinburgh year round. 

Tree Fiddy

Tree Fiddy

A mixed bill show with hand-picked top comics. Each night has a different topical theme with a medal going for the nights best joke! Goddamn Loch Ness Monsta! 

Ghost Orgy

Ghost Orgy

A late-night stand-up comedy show that explores sex and the supernatural. Hosts Erika Ehler, Hannah Lawrence and Bria Hiebert will be tackling everything from spirits to safe words with their sharp, eccentric, observational humour… 

Mistaken

Mistaken

Was Liam Neeson, the star of Taken, mistaken to say what he said? Is he racist? Was he racist? What is racist? Does any of this matter? After painstaking research on Facebook Anthony Ayton has the definitive answer… 

Anything F*cking Goes...

Anything F*cking Goes...

Gus Lymburn invites you to join him for an anarchic hour of nonsense. It’s live. It’s raw. It’s really f*cking funny. ‘His witty alternative-meets-python material brought unbridled tears of joy’ (Scotsman). 

A**Hole New World

A**Hole New World

Aged just 17, Brian forged his mother’s signature, borrowed €10k and ran away to New Zealand. In a melting pot of races, religions and cultures, his openness, curiosity and naivety nearly got him killed more than once over the next year! Drug busts, Biker gangs, Iraqi refugees, the UVF, a Thai gambling syndicate, Israeli Intelligence, a polygamous cult and a porn star named Desire! This show is about race, religion, nationality and identity in a chaos-filled year of discovery… 

Buffering

Buffering

Jenny and Pauline are buffered between their children and elderly relatives and they’re waiting for their lives to load. Buffering is their darkly funny take on being pulled between kids, parents… 

Aidan Goatley: Happy Britain Part 1

Aidan Goatley: Happy Britain Part 1

Is Britain happy? Are we trapped in a bubble of despair? Comedian Aidan Goatley is on a mission to find out by going to the centre of all 105 counties in the UK and asking a simple question, ‘What makes you happy?’ Join Aidan as he follows up his worldwide sell-out show, 10 Films With My Dad, with an epic adventure in happiness! 

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner presents his fourth show. He meanders, he loses his track, he overshoots his mark, he drops his glasses, he meets himself coming back, he digresses, he alters direction, he sinks in at the knees, he rolls over like a log, he forgets the drift, he drops someone flat, he exaggerates, oversimplifies, falsifies, evades the issue; he dawdles, he dwindles, he trips over his own feet, he runs away with himself, he implicates others, he misses the point, he ends up at the same place… 

The Darkness Distillery

The Darkness Distillery

Ten years ago, he was a married, white-collar employee with a clean bill of health. But every silver lining has a cloud… and some clouds like to rain. Few topics are taboo when an acerbic Australian dissects the flaws in society’s design… 

Boycotted: Comedy from Israel

Boycotted: Comedy from Israel

Bringing you the funny part of life in Israel and perspective of Jews in the Middle East. You like us, you hate us – now you will learn what we think. Starring: David Kilimnick (Israel’s Father of Anglo Comedy), bringing you the foundations of immigrant humour; Gill Rosenberg, the Jerusalemite you won’t understand; and Ofir Kariyo, the most Arab Jew you will ever meet… 

Gavin Webster's Comedy Results

Gavin Webster's Comedy Results

How did everyone’s show go at the Fringe today? Who tanked? Who triumphed? Who was bang average? Gavin Webster and guests discuss the day’s comedy news in a lighthearted way. It’s a totally unscripted show and the audience are asked how their Fringe day has gone as well… 

An Evening with Savvy B

An Evening with Savvy B

Hannah Walker and her alter ego, Savvy B, take a comic look at who we become when we drink and what it takes to sparkle. Featuring live drinking, the re-release of Hannah’s single that she made when she was sixteen (and thought was really good) and a hearty mouthful of public shaming, An Evening with Savvy B promises to be the best night ever… 

2 Truths, 1 Lie

2 Truths, 1 Lie

Funny, but is it true? Three comedians step on stage. Two are telling the truth, one is a big fat liar. Can you tell who…?  

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

A character comedy show from a comedian with real character. Each day will feature a different special guest act opening, then it’s on to Ben. Brilliant. \\\'Ben Gosling stood out as one to watch… 

Ari Eldjárn: Eagle Fire Iron

Ari Eldjárn: Eagle Fire Iron

As seen on Mock the Week. Iceland’s biggest comedian returns to the Fringe after sold-out debut runs in Edinburgh, Melbourne and the Soho Theatre. With multiple accents, voices and a stubborn determination to translate Icelandic material into fluent English, Eagle Fire Iron covers various topics including fatherhood, mindfulness, Icelandic weather, The Avengers and what it’s like to live in a country with a population the size of Coventry… 

Nobody Likes You When You’re 33

Nobody Likes You When You’re 33

Thom Bee and Andrew Marsh don’t know what to do now their 20s are over. They’re getting old, damnit, but they’re not going to worry about it, not now, because one thing keeps them young: the angst-ridden world of pop-punk… 

Made in Spain 2

Made in Spain 2

Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who insists, ‘It’s not all fiesta and siesta! We get miserable too!’ Nobody’s listening. After sell-out shows in 2018, this energetic Spaniard is back with her highly anticipated sequel… 

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

Multi award-winning comedian/activist, putting up her dukes and picking her battles! Trump, terrorists and everything in between. Time to call out the bullshit! What will you fight for? **** (One4Review… 

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… 

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath 2019

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath 2019

Jerry Sadowitz, Britain’s favourite comedian, is back! Yes, the man with no visible demograph returns to make you laugh while simultaneously parting you of hard earned cash! Affectionately known as ‘miserable c**t’ to his imaginary friends, Sadowitz is the only comedian who campaigns against human rights… 

Shut It Down Carol

Shut It Down Carol

Hello, my name is Edd Hedges. I am a storytelling comedian and I was going to do a show this year that was all about time and death and Australia, but that’s been pushed to next year now because Carol broke another Jacuzzi! That’s six now… 

Hesitation Remarks

Hesitation Remarks

Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist 2019, Chrissy Ross brings his debut show of fast-paced, surreal, adult-themed and anecdotal stand-up to Edinburgh. Chrissy will, in his exuberant and amiable way, talk about modern masculinity, why he’s romantically defunct and the insane misadventures that have frequented his life… 

Global Comedy Club

Global Comedy Club

Global Comedy Club: showcasing some of the best up-and-coming comedians on the circuit. As seen/heard on talkSPORT, Soccer AM and BBC Radio 4. Hosted by: Joe Bains, Peter Merriment and Rhodders… 

Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage

Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage

Polenta and Sage Take to the Stage is a fusion of character stand-up and improv comedy with some audience participation. We will delve into the worlds of Polenta and Sage, from hilarious sketches such as When Was the Last Time You Cried to erratic quick-change dance sections to our off-beat theme tune… 

Oleg Denisov: Russian Troll

Oleg Denisov: Russian Troll

Days of myths, fairy tales and privacy are gone. We know all the data, now how do we live with each other? And can people actually build a life together based on anything else than shared delusions? Russia’s Fringe veteran of political comedy and philosopher by training, Oleg, presents a new show about fake news and freedom of speech, magical realism and transitional capitalism, global politics and dysfunctional relationships… 

Mistaken

Mistaken

Was Liam Neeson, the star of Taken, mistaken to say what he said? Is he racist? Was he racist? What is racist? Does any of this matter? After painstaking research on Facebook Anthony Ayton has the definitive answer… 

Stand-Up Edinburgh

Stand-Up Edinburgh

You’re at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the biggest arts festival in the world – come see a showcase of the comedians that perform in Edinburgh year round. 

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

Help Michelle celebrate her first time… at the Fringe! Michelle is bringing her awkward, vulnerable one-woman show from Chicago to Edinburgh! The 30-Year-Old Virgo is a hilarious blend of stand-up, sketch and oversharing about love, labels and lack of intimacy… 

Brown Guys, Grey Skies

Brown Guys, Grey Skies

After a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run in 2018 and a 12-country European tour, this double-bill stand-up special is back for a limited run. ‘Original and Refreshing’ ***** (Luxembourg Times)… 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The best mixed-bill comedy night in Edinburgh, featuring your favourite comedians from around the Fringe. A perfect way to experience the festival! Previous guests include: David O’Doherty, Jason Byrne, Felicity Ward, Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills, Trevor Noah, Shappi Khorsandi, Milton Jones, Sam Simmons, Joe Lycett and many more… 

Amy Matthews: The Life Aquatic with Amy Matthews

Amy Matthews: The Life Aquatic with Amy Matthews

Amy Matthews blends observational routines with offbeat whimsy, resigning to the absurdity of modern life. So You Think You’re Funny 2018 semi-finalist and BBC New Comedy Award 2018 final 15… 

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise recently received two reviews. One was: ‘A strong flavour of Victoria Wood’ and the other: she ‘sounds good, looks a mess’. For some reason, she concentrated on the latter. Warning: use of northern colloquialisms… 

The Great British Bake Offenders

The Great British Bake Offenders

2018: The Supreme Court find a bakery not guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a gay cake. 2019: Rick Molland (UK) and Sully O’Sullivan (NZ) compete to create the most offensive cake the world has ever seen… 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Join Nicholas Parsons, comedy actor and legendary host of 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 19 years on the Fringe, this sell-out comedy and chat show has previously featured Jason Byrne, John Bishop, Sue Perkins, Shappi Khorsandi, Gyles Brandreth, Micky Flanagan, Michael McIntyre and many more top acts… 

Johannes Dullin Plays the Devil

Johannes Dullin Plays the Devil

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

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

Samantha Pressdee: Covered

The only thing crazier than Sammie was the welfare state supposed to be helping her! Getting your needs met in austerity Britain is a game of Russian roulette. Will she beat the system? ‘Excellent storytelling, very funny’ **** (One4Review… 

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 Festivals Magazine)… 

Comedy Night at the Museum

Comedy Night at the Museum

Join the greatest comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arteFACT and arteFICTION 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… 

Angus Brown: Everest

Angus Brown: Everest

Every dead body on Mount Everest was once a very motivated person… At the freezing cold base of Everest, used-car salesman Albert Bentwater readies himself to attempt one of the most brutal physical feats of endurance known to humankind – the summit of Mount Everest… 

Andrew White: Retirement Tour

Andrew White: Retirement Tour

What do you do when life comes to a crossroads? Write a show about it, of course! At 19 years old, Andrew White can’t help but question his next steps: should he keep slogging it out on the stand-up circuit? Or should he leave it all behind for further education? Is this truly the Retirement Tour? A brand-new comedy show from \'one of the most talked about rising star comedians\' (EssexMagazine… 

The Great Health Con

The Great Health Con

We spend trillions on health but like Brexit, nobody knows what it means. So who’s conning who? Is anyone sexually healthy? Is death healthy? And who’s most likely to kill you: doctors, druids or the DUP? An evidence-based comedy wellness detox… 

Jimeoin: Ramble On!

Jimeoin: Ramble On!

‘Inspired ramblings… comedy of the highest order’ (Independent). ‘Hilarious… It gets no better than this… Brilliant!’ (Time Out). World-class stand-up from live comedy’s internationally acclaimed Irish master… 

Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

Craig Hill: Bottoms Up!

If you’re a gin, he’s a tonic! ‘Hilarious… delightfully fizzy tone and sharp observational jokes… definite highlight of this year’s festival… Brilliant!’ (Daily Record). Join Craig as he pops his cork to toast his 21st show at the fringe – this is one fun mixer that will keep you fizzy all the way to the bottom… 

Funny for a Girl

Funny for a Girl

We’ve selected the funniest women we could find at the Fringe and brought them together for an evening of comedy you’ll never forget! ‘An amazing evening of the most hilarious women I’ve seen in a very long time… 

Escaping Trump's America

Escaping Trump's America

Back for a third year, hang out with a hilarious lineup of American comics each night as we all enjoy our month away from the craziness back home. Come drink, watch and laugh! Featuring comedians Shafer Ward, Franco Danger, Kate Nichols and Gordon Baker Bone, along with different pro guests each night. 

Tree Fiddy

Tree Fiddy

A mixed bill show with hand-picked top comics. Each night has a different topical theme with a medal going for the nights best joke! Goddamn Loch Ness Monsta! 

Jimmy McGhie

Jimmy McGhie

Jimmy McGhie brings show number nine to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It’ll most likely be a load of whinging and existential angst. Last year’s show received four stars in the Scotsman and he only started writing it in June… 

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

I moved across an ocean to chase my passion in a white van… if comedy was a woman I would have been given a restraining order. Come hear what living the dream really looks like. 

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

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

Show about family, taking risks and embracing change, Michelle unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. 

Sh*t Hipsters

Sh*t Hipsters

Angus, Bylgja and Michael are almost cool but not quite. They’re like hipsters, but not as good. Fast-paced stand-up about modern life from three of the Scottish circuit’s rising stars. 

Catching Up

Catching Up

Fresh from the Oxford Revue, Elaine (‘effortless and off the cuff’ (Cherwell)) and Olley (‘fabulously funny lyrics’ (OxfordOpeningNight.com)) present an hour of stand-up and musical comedy… 

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

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

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

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

After travelling the world with her first solo show 50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let’s Laugh, a lot had changed in Michelle’s life. 

Stand-Up Edinburgh

Stand-Up Edinburgh

You’re at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the biggest arts festival in the world – come see a showcase of the comedians that perform in Edinburgh year round. 

Funny Cluckers: Best of the Fest – Free

Funny Cluckers: Best of the Fest – Free

Four top-quality, fowl-mouthed acts, hand-plucked from around the festival. For the poultry sum of a bucket contribution on eggsit. Guaranteed to be clucking funny. Cockmungously not suitable for the family… 

The Next Next Big Thing

The Next Next Big Thing

Have you ever been into something before it was cool? An indie band or the latest fashion trend? The Next Next Big Thing is your chance to get in on the ground floor with two of th… 

David Tieck: What Would Bill Murray Do?

David Tieck: What Would Bill Murray Do?

David Tieck is a big absurdist, idiotic, teddy-bear type person. In this show he’s promising at least 37 moments of stupid, silly, nonsense fun, and potentially even one moment that’s profound… 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

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

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

A comedy show about definitely not wanting kids… I think? The second debut hour from the childless BBC New Comedy Award finalist and presenter of BBC Brit’s Socially Awkward Situations… 

Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Jamie ‘an engaging presence’ D’Souza and Chelsea ‘good gags’ Birkby (Chortle.co.uk) are two of the baddest boys to come out of the Oxford stand-up scene. In this fun and thoughtful hour of stand-up from SYTYF? and Musical Comedy Awards finalist Jamie, and SYTYF? finalist and Funny Women Award’s One to Watch Chelsea, they talk ‘frankly about mental illness’ (**** (Oxford Times)) and ‘mixed-race heritage’ (Steve Bennett) with ‘cheeky adult humour’ (**** (Oxford Mail)) and ‘very original material’ (Bruce Dessau)… 

Lewis Schaffer is Mr Diabetes – Free

Lewis Schaffer is Mr Diabetes – Free

Lewis Schaffer is a New York Jewish comic. He is not a medical doctor. This show is for information and entertainment purposes only. Not to be used to self-diagnose and/or as a substitute for professional medical advice… 

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

Don’t be bullied into cheering up or thinking positive. Don’t let anyone tell you how or when to be happy. Stand up to happiness bullies. Frown, it’s already happened. Come and celebrate misery and country music, but don’t jump off the Tallahatchie Bridge… 

Tales from the Balkans

Tales from the Balkans

A brutally honest show about growing up in the Balkans, then somehow moving to Malta, and finally ending up in London to become a pizza boy. A re-examination of his own life, Vlad’s energetic pace combined with his need to overshare will take us on an extraordinary journey, from his country’s communist past to that time he was still a virgin… 

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Thus far, Paul has lived his life content in the understanding that stability and emotional happiness were lovely ideas but not really for him. Nonetheless, several decades of cheerfully bearing boozy witness to the narratives of others can slowly change a man… 

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 16 years but still misses the buzz of getting rat-arsed, slaughtered and shit-faced. Is it even possible for an uptight British woman to have fun without being drunk? Addicted to Fun is a frank and funny show about anxiety, sex and booze – and nearly vomiting over Noddy Holder… 

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get a Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get a Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen are stand-ups who have been inappropriately funny in public and have been told to get a room. He makes children cry at parties and she can’t stop talking about sex robots… 

Matt Hobs BSc (Bristolian of Science)

Matt Hobs BSc (Bristolian of Science)

Matt Hobs is a proud Bristolian, Doctor of Science and silly sausage. Join Matt (‘Brilliant. What a fantastic act’ (CheekyComedy.co.uk)) in this stand up comedy show as we travel through the world of science, sharing Matt’s love of biochemistry and the ups and downs of life in the lab… 

Still (Awkward) Life

Still (Awkward) Life

‘It’s difficult, I think, being a human person.’ Happy behind curtains closed and determined to keep the world at arm’s length, Andy examines the painfully awkward moments of life (social conventions, strained human interactions, self-help, self-doubt and transporting a single potato) with a super dry wit and relaxed charm… 

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Seven comedians: you, the audience, decide their fate. Who goes? Who lasts the full five minutes? You decide! Just like Britain’s Got Talent, the audience will have the power to gong acts off! Each evening a different set of comedians will each try and entertain you for the full five minutes, but how far will they get? Only one can be crowned the winner… 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A ninth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, quick wit and high energy hijinks from three of the circuit’s funniest performers. Don’t miss out on one of the Fringe’s most popular all-ages comedy shows… 

Glitter Business

Glitter Business

Comedy colleagues and blue-sky thinkers Louise Bastock and Liz Guterbock are back with some game-changing ideas you need on your radar. Join them for their second split-hour of stand-up comedy where they unpack the big data around sex, power and identity… 

Morgan Rees and Riordan DJ: Coming to Terms

Morgan Rees and Riordan DJ: Coming to Terms

Coming to Terms is an hour of stand-up comedy featuring two award-nominated and winning acts. Morgan Rees is a Welsh comic as seen on BBC iPlayer and heard on BBC Radio 4. He reached the Chortle Student Final 2016, BBC New Comedy Final 2017 and was second runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny 2017… 

Ignacio Lopez: EspañYOLO

Ignacio Lopez: EspañYOLO

Spain’s best export, Ignacio Lopez (as seen on BBC Sesh) slams Spanish and British culture in a relentlessly funny show about invasions, history and tapas. An armada of sarcasm, silliness and songs! ‘Unique and hilarious’ (Buzz)… 

Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

A show about growing up and becoming a man. As his parents prepare to Airbnb his old bedroom, Conor rediscovers his teenage years after finding his old band’s demo and wonders if going solo was the right thing to do… 

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! 

An Audience with... That Never Was, but Is 'An Audience with... Jimmy Whobblers' (with Jimmy Whobblers)

An Audience with... That Never Was, but Is 'An Audience with... Jimmy Whobblers' (with Jimmy Whobblers)

Showbiz stalwart and Wheezing Dragon Best Newcomer (1980, 1982), Whobblers returns for one last debut show. Using staggeringly unrealistic 3D-holographic technology, this macabre cash-grab features stories about childhood, rubbing shoulders with the greats and his notorious death in 2008… 

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Jamie, affable dweeb but viciously misanthropic cyclist, will explain how a head-on collision with a car and his first year teaching completely changed his opinion on humans. ‘An original way with words with a talent for one-liners and short stories’ (Bruce Dessau, BeyondTheJoke… 

Cordelia and Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia and Dimple: Buffet

Dimple’s biggest fear? Looking down from heaven (post-murder) to watch her religiously vegan parents learn that the contents of her last meal involved a chicken and an egg. Eye-rolling and frustratingly stereotypical tales of living at home and being the A word… 

Kaned Laughter

Kaned Laughter

Award-winning writer and broadcaster, Russ Kane, brings his London and LA sell-out one-man show to Edinburgh for the first time. It’s a deeply comical, wry look at the disasters that have befallen him, the extraordinary cast of characters he’s met, the bizarre situations he’s found himself in and why he never played in David Bowie’s band! ‘Kane had the audience in stitches from the second he stepped onto the stage… 

Caroline Mabey – Hair of the Dog

Caroline Mabey – Hair of the Dog

Caroline Mabey’s husband/boyfriend/partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. A joyously deft cautionary tale about the dangers of following your (or someone else’s) dreams, from one of the silliest people I know… 

Sid Singh: American Refugee

Sid Singh: American Refugee

From the mind who performed on / wrote for BBC Three, Comedy Central UK, Boom Chicago and had his debut Comedy Album hit number three on iTunes. The world is filled with hate. Good! There’s nothing wrong with hate… 

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber Walk Into a Bar

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber Walk Into a Bar

Henry Churniavsky (2019 Not So New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist) is a grumpy Jewish sexagenarian who’s just got through a mid-life crisis and now old age approaches. He discusses his long suffering wife, being Jewrotic (neurotic) and surgical procedures for your pleasure (not his!)… 

Radu Isac: Good Excuses for Sociopaths

Radu Isac: Good Excuses for Sociopaths

Do you sometimes think about your actions? Do your actions make you feel like a sociopath? Does feeling like a sociopath hurt your self-esteem? Well this show was specifically written to make you feel better! None of the victims feelings were considered during the making of the show… 

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray brings the mellow thunder to the Fringe with a brand-new stand-up show with a great new zeitgeisty title that the kids will love. Where do you find joy in these grim times? Should you be asking Nick? Come along and find out… 

Krystal Evans: Fishnets

Krystal Evans: Fishnets

Krystal Evans is a newcomer on the Scottish comedy scene and has quickly established herself as “one to watch” mostly because she steals drinks. Let Krystal serenade you for 30 minutes with her dry sarcasm and toasty sass… 

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried to Ban

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried to Ban

Sarcastic nonsense, ridiculous stories and crackpot theories. ‘A top class comic’ (Birmingham Mail). ‘The most enjoyable hour’ (BBC News). Tour support for Gary Delaney and Paul Sinha. 

Jayne Edwards Is Top Bodybuilder Brian

Jayne Edwards Is Top Bodybuilder Brian

Top Bodybuilder Brian will demonstrate that shadow boxing outside Paddy Power can be a lifestyle choice. From the mind of weird comedian Jayne Edwards (as seen on BBC Three), comes a multidisciplinary and extremely silly comedy show about loss (wife), gain (weight) and whey protein… 

Olga Koch: If/Then

Olga Koch: If/Then

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Olga Koch is back! Ahead of her BBC Radio 4 special, the acclaimed stand-up tells a love story through the medium of computer programming (which she studied at university, and, like, barely ever brings up)… 

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

With politics moving to extremes and into every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way. The only true centrist comedian at the Fringe, Erich is rising up to demand incremental change and reasoned debate… 

Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders

Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders

Nina Gilligan has broad shoulders but where did they come from? Join her on a journey of discovery from her adoption (primarily for being ginger) to present-day search for her birth family with DNA swabbing*, genealogy trawling and red hair spotting… 

Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk

Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk

Genders and non-genders, come plunge your human meat gloves into this zeitgeist pavlova as you gently take each other delicately by the frontal cortex and we all ascend into the sparkling mind satchel of comedian and immersive stand-up artist Paul Victor Currie… 

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a selection of four different comics daily. The 99 Club has been awarded Best London Club at the Chortle Awards for the last nine years running… 

Jim Campbell: Beef

Jim Campbell: Beef

Jim Campbell descends from the infamous Scottish clan who inspired one of Game of Thrones’ most brutal moments. They were not the good guys, and they’re said to be cursed… 300 years down the line Jim is an anxious stress-head with their fiery temperament and a pattern of chaotic relationships… 

Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law Identifies the elements and as Canadian, Trinidadian, Celt, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, guy, working class, and autodidact. This show is a comedy show and it is original and funnier than all the other shows in Edinburgh if you are smart and funny… 

Classic Joke Club

Classic Joke Club

Join the funniest acts on the UK and international circuit as they share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationalities) are all welcome to walk into this bar… 

The Russian Comedy Experience

The Russian Comedy Experience

Have you ever wondered: what is Russia like? Do they laugh there? Why is it run by a shirtless man on a horse? Let some of Russia’s finest comedians answer these questions and a few others with an hour of stand-up about Russia, Britain and, er, outer space… 

ADHDave

ADHDave

Highly-tipped comic Dave Fensome makes his debut with a darkly comic journey through his life, re-framed through an ADHD diagnosis aged 42. To be honest, this was not the mid-life crisis he was expecting… 

Ross Leslie: Pretty Shy for a White Guy

Ross Leslie: Pretty Shy for a White Guy

The long-awaited debut Fringe show from Leslie is here. Nearing 40, he has lived half his life in the 20th Century, and a lot went on. Let’s hear about it and how that has shaped his current life… 

Marc Jennings: Getting Going

Marc Jennings: Getting Going

Join rising star of Scottish comedy Marc Jennings for his debut solo show at The Stand Comedy Club. In addition to appearances on both BBC Scotland’s The Comedy Underground and topical panel show Breaking the News, Marc has garnered a significant online following after releasing clips of his stand-up, including one which has been viewed over two million times… 

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Childhood memories can sometimes be blurry but you never forget your first school trip, especially when it turns into a permanent stay in Cote d’Ivoire. Adjusting to a new culture and surroundings can be challenging, but not for this eight-year-old who grew up guilt ridden because he’s the reason his parents split up… 

Jenny Bede: The Musical

Jenny Bede: The Musical

Classically trained in musical theatre, comedian, writer and actor Jenny Bede is tired of waiting around for her perfect role. However, much like nationalism and Greggs, musical theatre is having a bit of a moment… 

Megazoid

Megazoid

Megan Shandley (Funny Women Grand finalist 2018, Scottish Variety Award nominee 2017, as seen on BBC Scotland’s Comedy Underground) brings tales of nostalgia and things forthcoming with likeable vigour and a high dose of sass to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe… 

Common People (Again)

Common People (Again)

Following a very successful run in 2018, the Common People are back for more! 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… 

Bitch and Nerd

Bitch and Nerd

One is a bitch. The other is a nerd. Join Emily Woods (as seen on Shaw TV, Max Turner Award finalist) and Elie Kraft (Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist) for an hour of jokes about being ugly, family and dildos… 

George Rigden: Spooning with Uri

George Rigden: Spooning with Uri

As a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller for two years. This is the bizarre but true story of that friendship. In the wake of Operation Yewtree and the #MeToo movement, this is a tale that is as relevant as it is profitable (TBC)… 

Mike Newall: Re:Newall

Mike Newall: Re:Newall

I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this title before. Having to move back home at 36 and “start again”, maybe this is the right time. ‘Well-crafted jokes, great callbacks and a wonderfully dry delivery’ (ThreeWeeks)… 

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… 

Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst

Edy Hurst: Hurst Schmurst

Award-winning comedian Edy Hurst brings his musical comedy, loop pedal nonsense and stand-up to answer the age-old question: ‘What’s the deal with Edy Hurst? Who even is he? Where am I? What?’ As seen on MTV, BBC Radio 4, BBC New Act Nominee 2017, Great Yorkshire Fringe People’s Champion 2017, Harrogate Comedian of the Year finalist 2018, nominated for the Musical Comedy Awards 2018 and lurking in your dreams, ya weirdo… 

Paul McCaffrey: Lemon

Paul McCaffrey: Lemon

In the last couple of years, Paul McCaffrey has performed to over half a million people while supporting his comedy heroes Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges on their UK tours, and has gone down an absolute storm… 

Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward

Laura Davis: Better Dead Than a Coward

Dark, bold and razor sharp, Australian comedian Laura Davis is internationally critically acclaimed as one of the most unique comedic voices around. Unconventional, cathartic and exhilaratingly hilarious, this is her brand new hour… 

Haha Cool

Haha Cool

In the last year Luka has lost 60lbs, a grandparent and the roof of his house. He’s told jokes all over Australia, Europe, at music festivals and gaming conventions, an office Halloween party and a lacrosse club room… 

Bart Freebairn: Maximum Delicious

Bart Freebairn: Maximum Delicious

Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom (nom) nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom. A very funny stand-up comedy show about food… 

Internationally Unknown

Internationally Unknown

Internationally unknown French American stand-up comedian Clara Bijl brings an hour of brand new stand-up comedy back to Edinburgh for the second year in a row. Clara’s comedy is clever, hilarious and always original… 

Free Footlights

Free Footlights

An hour of stand-up, songs, sketches and much more, from the Cambridge Footlights – alumni include Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, David Mitchell, Emma Thompson, Richard Ayoade, the cast of The Inbetweeners and many more… 

Cülture Elité

Cülture Elité

The show Cülture Elité (written Kültür Èlité) is a comedy show about elitism, art, culture and the silly world of today with Norwegian comedians Lars Berrum and Martin Beyer-Olsen… 

Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

Like puns? Think you’ve seen it Orwell before? Well gammon check this out. Join Darren (ITV’s Out There, BBC Edinburgh Presents, UK’s first Pun Champion, Winner of Dave’s Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, Winner of Best Joke, Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019) on the farm for a pun-packed adaptation of George Orwell’s famous novel… 

Daniel Nicholas: Lessons in Nostalgia

Daniel Nicholas: Lessons in Nostalgia

A stand-up game show. If you remember MSN and video game soundtracks from the 90s, then you won’t forget this show (round of applause everyone for that filthy tag line). With the country (nay, the world?) more than ever feeling nostalgic for “the good old days”, Daniel Nicholas, the ‘Prince of Peculiar’ (GreatCentral… 

Tom Kitching: Welcome to My Barn!

Tom Kitching: Welcome to My Barn!

Co-creator of The Voice of Ray brings a brand-new solo hour to Edinburgh. Expect knee laughing and belly slapping in a story dedicated to farmyard animals and their outlandish ways… 

3's Comedy – Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones

3's Comedy – Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones

Three’s Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones, three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. As seen on the TV, as heard on radio and as bumped into on public transport on the way to gigs all across the world… 

Paul Foot: Baby Strikes Back!

Paul Foot: Baby Strikes Back!

Paul, now a fully-disqualified swan psychologist, delves deeper to discover the origins of the gay sperms and once again unleashes his bag of Disturbances. Baby has a plan. Baby never lose… 

Jokers in the Pack

Jokers in the Pack

Four of the best jokers from the Fringe pack, perform the finest material from their club sets, which have been honed in comedy clubs across the UK. Each day the pack will be shuffled, offering a variety of comedians with a range of comedic styles, so regardless of which jokers you see, you’re guaranteed a fantastic deal! 

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood has never been on TV so you know what he’s doing must be good. Perth’s most creatively dirty act is bringing his full-length, width and girth show to Edinburgh. An hour of filth from a man who’s well and truly unf*ckable… 

Funny Feckers

Funny Feckers

One of London’s most popular comedy nights Funny Feckers is coming to the Fringe to showcase the best acts from Ireland and beyond. It’s a fun and friendly show hosted by Irish comic Wes Dalton – ‘an Irish charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee’ (Kentish Towner)… 

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

Laurence Tuck is turning 40, and what has he done? Bugger all! He has been a cataclysmic failure. This show investigates the nature of his failure, and the reasons behind it. So you are invited to either enjoy a comedy show about one man’s struggles to succeed, or just laugh at a pathetic human being in the schadenfreudian fashion that makes us all British… 

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

Disappear down the rabbit hole of a fool’s mind. Marvel at imaginative, logic-defying, left-field ideas spoken from an award-winning comedians mouth! ‘An enticing, dizzying prospect, who whips through a welter of daft, Harry Hill-like ideas and diversions and chucks characters around with the agility of the Pajama Men’ (Independent)… 

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables. (He was seven). The host of Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles returns following four critically-acclaimed shows… 

Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

A personal stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles talks you through the absolute (vodka) joys of being divorced in her early 30s. A hilarious journey of leaving her husband and having to move back in with her mother, trying to date again after 12 years out of the game and ultimately figuring out who the hell she is… 

Naomi Karavani: Dominant

Naomi Karavani: Dominant

Whoever said that women should rule the world clearly hadn’t met Naomi. Don’t get her wrong – she’s sure the future’s female. But when blow jobs and bombs are celebrated as feminist acts, does a female future look any less bleak? Drawing on her own experiences as a power-hungry archaeologist (seriously, they do exist), New York City teacher, and member of an eccentric Yemeni-Jewish family, expect dark, sardonic satire from the star of TV’s Redacted Tonight… 

Charmian Hughes: Whatnot

Charmian Hughes: Whatnot

Charmian self-identifies as a whatnot, the word for people who don’t have a word. Also as an extremely funny comedian to packed houses. Don’t disappoint her! ‘Captivating, irresistible’ (Scotsman)… 

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Showcase

Potential: A Canadian Comedy Showcase

You’ve been craving Canadian comedy. You know it, we know, everyone knows it. You’ve been sitting in your living room, drunk off cheap vodka, chain-smoking every night with one thing on your mind: stand-up comedy from Canada… 

Andrew Sim’s Midnight Showcase

Andrew Sim’s Midnight Showcase

Bringing you some of the best and brightest acts of the festival for a fantastic midnight showcase hosted by Andrew Sim. ‘Relentlessly self-aware… cause of genuine hilarity!’ (BroadwayBaby… 

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

In 2012 I wrote a diary on a deck of playing cards, one for each week. Pick them out and I’ll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order’s up to you… 

Mumblebrag

Mumblebrag

Some comics would brag. They’d say prior performances were ‘bizarrely coherent’ ***** (Flaneur) or that they were ‘delivered with conviction and creativity’ (TheStateoftheArts.co… 

Ross Drummond and Harry Monaghan: The Orb

Ross Drummond and Harry Monaghan: The Orb

Have you touched The Orb? Want to meet two that have? A mainstay of science, wonder and amazement since its inception in the late 80s, The Orb is science’s greatest invention. What’s its purpose? We’re not sure… 

Skylar MacDonald’s Fact Machine

Skylar MacDonald’s Fact Machine

Skylar MacDonald loves facts. Or, more accurately, she loves using facts to prove her points. Join her and her well researched PowerPoint to find out why cancer causes mobile phones, how mean single people are about wine, and why Italian yoghurt adverts are a force to be reckoned with… 

Stuart Mitchell – Is It Just Me? (Work in Progress)

Stuart Mitchell – Is It Just Me? (Work in Progress)

Join the longest running panellist on BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News as he runs through new material for his next tour. Endorsed by Hollywood superstar Will Ferrell! ‘Work of genius’ (Daily Record)… 

Dan Cardwell: Recall

Dan Cardwell: Recall

Dan Cardwell is in recall. His malfunctioning iModerate chip has caused an imbalance in personality, resulting in his constant muttering: ‘Who am I?’ You’re invited to observe the recalibration of a dysfunctional unit… 

Tony Basnett: 28

Tony Basnett: 28

Debut show from AAA Late 2017 compere. In the year when Tony Basnett (previously five-time competition finalist) got sacked, dumped and made homeless… He can finally see why rock stars don’t make it past 27… 

Fourth Cousin, Once Removed... Forcibly

Fourth Cousin, Once Removed... Forcibly

Meet Roberta Roberts… Distant cousin of Julia, former child star (Vegemite commercials) and experimental theatre visionary, determined to make her mark… or claim someone else’s… 

Stephen Carlin: Pickwickian

Stephen Carlin: Pickwickian

Anecdotal, episodic, lacking an overarching theme, lighthearted, tittle tattle, way too many characters… Think Charles Dickens but better. ***** (Herald). 

Ania Magliano and Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Ania Magliano and Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Ania is a bright young comedian and YouTube star making waves (finalist: Chortle Student Awards, 2Northdown New Act Competition; check the blue tick!). Matt’s doctor who should be saving lives… 

Lulu Popplewell: The Humble Bumhole

Lulu Popplewell: The Humble Bumhole

It’s March as I write this, so who knows what the show will be by August. But this is a silly comedy show about bumholes (probably), and beauty (probably) and failure (likely) and noughties romcom Love Actually… 

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Big Value Comedy Show – Late

Established as one of the best shows of the Fringe. Tomorrow’s stars at yesterday’s prices… today. Laugh at James Alderson, Maggie Kowalski, Eric Rushton and Jamie Hutchinson as they join our pantheon of star… 

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

The ever-evolving show returns! Still trying to be good, still failing. Comedian Gary G Knightley (as seen on Channel 4, BBC Three and the West End) is the Twat Out of Hell. With Meatloaf songs… 

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

Stevenage soft lad Jacob Hawley presents ruminations on love, youth and mental health. Politics for idiots, feminism for lads, love stories for louts and self-care for those who don’t… 

Darius Davies: Persian of Interest

Darius Davies: Persian of Interest

As seen on the BBC and Channel 4. Anglo-Iranian, English Comedian of the Year finalist 2017, Darius Davies returns with ‘one of the funniest, most thought-provoking stand-up shows this Fringe’ ***** (FringeFeed… 

Naz Osmanoglu – Scandinaveland

Naz Osmanoglu – Scandinaveland

Every case in Sweden is a cold case… Stand-up/sketch tycoon, Naz Osmanoglu, does true-crime Nordic noir (at last). Detective Lats Johansson revisits the case he never solved (mainly because he wants his own podcast): brutal murders, far-fetched twists, red herrings, actual herring and, of course, overwhelmingly polite and reasonable law enforcement officers… 

Vauxhall Comedy Presents Tom Elwes and Ali Woods

Vauxhall Comedy Presents Tom Elwes and Ali Woods

Vauxhall Comedy presents two of the brightest up-and-coming comedians on the UK circuit: Tom Elwes and Ali Woods (as heard on BBC Radio 4). They will be doing 45 minutes of their best material in this comedy special tackling social media, identity crisis, and toxic masculinity… 

Ross Smith: Crying/Shame

Ross Smith: Crying/Shame

Boys don’t cry – but should they? Ross Smith can’t remember the last time he did and is unsure if he still can. In Crying/Shame, Smith asks why it’s good to cry, for emotional well-being and comedy awards… 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a sixth year with top TV comedians improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. Want to see them hate on Trump? Millennials? Or the mating rituals of gerbils? It’s up to you! Anarchic and surreal, this show has the audience on the edge of their seat as the comedians try to walk the line… 

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

Best of Scottish Comedian of the Year

12 sell-out years at the Fringe, Glasgow and Australian Comedy Festivals. Biggest selling showcase of multi award-winning Scottish comedy talent. Featuring previous SCOTY finalists and winners… 

Will Penswick: Nørdic(k)

Will Penswick: Nørdic(k)

Will Penswick is Pætur Pætursson: a brooding, troubled detective and a semi-legendary DJ from the Faroe Islands who is going toe-to-toe with Scandinavia’s most dangerous criminals and he needs your help… 

Amelia Bayler Presents: Emotional Bangers

Amelia Bayler Presents: Emotional Bangers

A light-hearted musical trip through the big issues du jour: addiction, narcissism and compulsive snacking. Amelia Bayler is a stalwart at cult comedy night Chunks and at Monkey Barrel’s experimental night Project X… 

Gabe Mollica: The Whole Thing

Gabe Mollica: The Whole Thing

Gabe Mollica started doing stand-up in Edinburgh after he got dumped for his best friend. 

The Ticked Boxes

The Ticked Boxes

The Ticked Boxes are ticking the Edinburgh Festival Fringe off their bucket list. Three comedians from very different backgrounds and very different perspectives will be telling very different jokes… 

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Consulting with his fortune teller alter ego, Filippo realizes that nostalgia is a consistently successful market. Taking off on a Pindaric trip made of (im)possible romances whilst reminiscing of childhood chickens and claiming that George Clooney is corrupting Lake Como’s coffee industry, Filippo will charm you into his absurd, topical, poetic and surreal world… 

Traitor

Traitor

Hello. I am Romanian. Don’t worry. It’s a new concept for me being Romanian, because when I was back home I was just a guy. Came over here, became Romanian. In London, they think I’m Polish… 

It's All Going To Be OK – Free Festival

It's All Going To Be OK – Free Festival

The world is going to sh*t! Or so it seems. Ophélie Hocquard (BBC New Comedy Award 2017 nominee, Funny Women One to Watch 2018) and Kuan-wen Huang (NATYS finalist 2019, as seen on BBC Three) share why they believe in the simple optimism that everything is going to be OK… 

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Bit of a story. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Join New Zealand sensation and star of the stand-up circuit for a rip-roaring hour of jokes and stories… 

Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

After his 2018 Fringe debut, Worm’s Lament (The Guardian’s Top Shows of the Edinburgh Fringe), Rob Oldham is back. Worm’s Resolve explores being right, being wrong and getting angry… 

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

As seen on BBC Three and Channel 4. Two rising stars of the stand-up world Will Hall (ex-Cambridge Footlights, ‘Phenomenally funny’ (TheBubble.org.uk) and Laura McMahon (Get Up Stand Up finalist, 2Northdown semi-finalist)) present a split bill of comedy… 

Gay Not Straight

Gay Not Straight

Former “straight” and rising NYC star Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival) makes his Fringe debut with a high-octane hour on the hilarity of coming out late and living life gay. After performing in cities across the US and American radio stations, the exuberant yet desperate stand-up has crafted an hour of sharp punchlines and absurd asides translating gayness for everyone… 

Sin on My Face

Sin on My Face

The Victorian era is long gone, but to think people once suppressed their inner sick f*ck is a point of fascination for this comedian. After working tirelessly in Edinburgh, London and New Zealand to give Aussies an even worse reputation overseas, Alex is back to wholeheartedly embrace his inner sick f*ck in a brand-new hour sure to knock you for a home-run… 

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Star of BBC Scotland’s Up For It! and BBC Radio Scotland, Ashley Storrie returns to the Fringe with a raw and hysterical show about mental health and the ways she uses humour to overcome her pain… 

Viking Millennials

Viking Millennials

A deadly hour of comedy featuring two Norwegian stand-ups, Thor Stenhaug and Pernilla Holland. Join these two Viking millennials in their existential crisis as they try to solve crimes of the heart… 

Evan Desmarais: Pizza and Ice Cream

Evan Desmarais: Pizza and Ice Cream

This is an hour of stand-up comedy from seasoned Canadian comedian, Evan Desmarais. Highbrow dick jokes with heart from a balding man in a backward cap. ‘One of the funniest, quick-witted and confident comedians’ (TheAdelaidian… 

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

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

Australian comedian and tracksuit enthusiast Daniel Muggleton’s just woke enough to know he’s an asshole. But who wants to be a hero these days anyway? He released his debut special Let’s Never Hang Out in 2019 with Comedy Dynamics, has spent the last year headlining comedy clubs in the UK and Europe and was tour support for Alex Williamson and Steve Hofstetter… 

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Returning for its second year, Henry Ginsberg (FHM Stand-Up Hero, Reading Festival New Act of the Year) presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand-up comedy from this year’s Fringe… 

Sam Haygarth: Climate Crisis

Sam Haygarth: Climate Crisis

Sam Haygarth was arrested recently. This is a show about being an activist. About melting ice caps and rising sea levels. About going to protests and not telling your parents. About the future… 

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg didn’t lose his virginity, or have any romantic experiences to speak of at all until his late 20s. Now he’s making up for lost time. Having been pigeonholed as a dark and cynical comic for many years, he’s now on a mission to reveal himself as the passionate romanticist he’s always felt himself to be… 

Ian Lane – Paperweight

Ian Lane – Paperweight

Remember Bravo Two Zero? Of The First Gulf War fame? Ian Lane does. His dad was a member of the patrol group. In this stand-up comedy show, he considers how the military techniques of the SAS can be applied to managing an orderly and domestically fulfilling family household… 

Glowed Up

Glowed Up

Glowed Up is an anecdotal anti-romcom from stand-up comedian Nathan Roberts. This is a show for anyone who’s ever fallen in love with the wrong person. Or fallen in love with the right person… 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

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

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Ever try to do two things at once? Sameer is a PhD student and a comedian. The PhD is not going well. Sameer Katz brings his fourth show to the Edinburgh Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated… 

Dave Green: Guest Bed

Dave Green: Guest Bed

Dave grew up with two beds in his bedroom and he’s trying to find out why. Join Dave as he takes you on his journey to becoming a celebrity lookalike and the resulting chance encounter which forces him to confront his past… 

Bobby Mair: Cockroach

Bobby Mair: Cockroach

He’s survived adoption, both his moms dying, mental breakdowns, addiction and getting diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Can anything kill Bobby Mair? Cockroach is an hour of dark, gut-wrenching stand-up from one of the best comedians in the country… 

Travis Jay: Funny, Petty, Cool

Travis Jay: Funny, Petty, Cool

After attending the festival in 1994 as a young boy to watch his mother Angie Le Mar perform, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee Travis Jay is bringing his own show to the Fringe! Funny, Petty, Cool combines hilarious, deeply personal anecdotes with side-splitting social commentary, offering insight into Travis Jay’s world… 

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

‘One of the best roasters in Los Angeles’ (Jeff Ross). ‘Not the son I thought I raised’ (his mom). Jay Light is trying to stop faking it. Watch as he digs through his past – the goody-two-shoes Christian childhood in conservative Texas, being the life of the party who turned out to be a raging alcoholic, and the new feelings he has to deal with as he navigates sobriety – to uncover the mean streak that lies beneath the sweet exterior while questioning why everyone else is okay with not being themselves. 

All That 50s, 60s and 70s Stuff

All That 50s, 60s and 70s Stuff

Freddie Folkston takes a whimsical look at three decades and the generations which helped shape a brave new world for millennials. Did we get it right or has it all gone horribly wrong? Nostalgic comedy that laughs at the old days and chortles at the new… 

Stephen Carlin: Post Rational Carlin

Stephen Carlin: Post Rational Carlin

A greatest-hits show with a difference. Stephen is retelling some of his classic routines of the last ten years but with the benefit of hindsight and 20/20 vision. Retelling routines from the point of view of the new and improved 2019 Stephen Carlin… 

A Long Time Coming

A Long Time Coming

A mix of comedy, storytelling and even a poem or two. This show has been put together over many years inside the head of Harry Thompson and it’s now ready for general release. Don’t miss it! 

Joey Page – Afterlife (An Idiot Considers a Series of Distractions Before Death)

Joey Page – Afterlife (An Idiot Considers a Series of Distractions Before Death)

Joey Page – award-nominated star of Nevermind the Buzzcocks – 31, is having a midlife crisis. Come and see him panic hilariously about John Lewis, Jesus, the ancient Egyptians, hipsters and his neighbour downstairs, Dave… 

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

That’s not an Australian comedy show, this is an Australian comedy show! A sell-out hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and a monthly show in London, catch three of the best Aussie and Kiwi comedians at the Fringe… 

Big Wendy

Big Wendy

2018 was going to be Emily’s year. Finally starting to do stand-up and on track to being more funny ha-ha than funny peculiar; maybe even become a fully functioning adult human woman… 

The Octopus' Armpit and Other Songs I Stole from Parallel Universes

The Octopus' Armpit and Other Songs I Stole from Parallel Universes

I stole the hit songs that our favourite artists play in parallel universes. Through a freak accident, I travelled to parallel universes, to worlds almost exactly like ours but subtlety different… 

Radical Honesty

Radical Honesty

Join Luke Martin for total honesty about everything from German dwarves to gender pronouns! Find out how sobriety is like using a public toilet, why Theresa May’s dancing is good, but most importantly, find out how honesty can save the world… 

David Callaghan: Dance Like No One's David Callaghan

David Callaghan: Dance Like No One's David Callaghan

A new stand-up show from David Callaghan. **** (Scotsman). **** (EdFestMag.com) **** (TheReviewsHub.com). ‘Callaghan does an excellent job… very funny routines’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Smart, rich, hilarious storytelling, underpinned by some fantastic jokes’ (NARC… 

Steff Todd: Reality Check

Steff Todd: Reality Check

Award-winning comedian, impressionist and internet sensation Steff Todd presents her debut solo show. Hailing from Yorkshire, Steff has gained worldwide attention with her viral impressions of stars ranging from the Kardashians, Love Island, The X Factor and many more, making her one of the hottest emerging talents in comedy… 

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Multi award-winning Collier is back with her brand new stand-up show. ‘Brilliant… Infectious to watch and a joy to behold’ **** (VoiceMag.uk). ‘Filth!’ (Rhod Gilbert). ‘Joyously liberating’ (List)… 

Comedy Gobbledygook Showcase / Free Festival

Comedy Gobbledygook Showcase / Free Festival

London Bermondsey’s beloved local comedy show comes to Edinburgh! Hosted by a podgy gay comic from the remote island of Taiwan, this comedy show has, for month after month, entertained South London locals, city professionals, trendy gentrifier hipsters and recent foreign immigrants… 

Jack and Barney Are in the Background

Jack and Barney Are in the Background

Jack Chisnall (BBC Radio 4 writer, ‘one of the best reviewed shows of Fringe 2018’ (Comedy.co.uk)) and Barney Iley (Amused Moose New Act finalist) need background stock footage of a stand-up comedy show… 

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

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

1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too Personal

1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too Personal

How personal is too personal? What topics are off limits? American comedians Jeanne Whitney, Carter Morgan and Mike Lemme met in Paris trying to answer those very questions. In this unique American comedy club style show, the comedians take turns hosting, featuring and headlining every night to give the audience a fresh experience… 

Daniel Audritt: Better Man

Daniel Audritt: Better Man

Award-winning comedian, writer and co-creator of Comedy Central's Modern Horror Stories, Daniel Audritt brings his much-anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. Having previously written for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Mock the Week, Comic Relief, The News Quiz, Dead Ringers, NewsJack and many more, the show will be punchline-heavy stand-up comedy show that questions love, relationships, modern masculinity and what it takes to be a good guy… 

Tom Toal in Mediocre Boy

Tom Toal in Mediocre Boy

One of the brains behind the AATTA Podcast returns with his brand-new show in which TT comes to terms with his place in the world, asking some tough questions. Sounds a bit heavy to me… 

Bloom

Bloom

Funny Women finalist, Broadchurch actor and Most Promising Junior 1998* Becky, accidentally got gay married and now the biological clock is ticking. She brings her new ‘nigh-octane’ show to reckon with that early potential and ask: err what now? The world is her cockle… 

Phil Nichol: Too Much

Phil Nichol: Too Much

The planet is messed up. Society has devolved. Mankind is hopeless. Vegans are right. You can’t punch a fascist. The left are self-righteous morons. Everyone is a selfish prick. I’m a bleeding hypocrite… 

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

‘Edgy and very funny’ (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club). ‘A buzzy fluffball of comedy unafraid to take risks, a cute puppy with a surprising snarl’ (MumbleComedy.net). As seen on BBC iPlayer… 

Neon Hangover

Neon Hangover

A fast-paced hour of the cream of the up-and-coming crop! Sean Lynch (MTV’s Death Match), Ben Keenan (Amused Moose semi-finalist), Adam Elmi (SYTYF semi-finalist) and Kimberley Datnow (Warner Brothers Young Talent finalist, Bridget Jones for the modern millennial)… 

That Black Mirror Episode With the Two Lesbians

That Black Mirror Episode With the Two Lesbians

Ireland’s Comedy darlings Mark O’Keeffe (Winner, Show Me the Funny 2019) and Richy Sheehy (viral sensation, as seen on Sky/RTE/BBC) bring their best hour of classic club stand-up. ‘Great f*cking set’ (Tony Hinchcliffe)… 

Andrew Sim: Am I Queer Enough?

Andrew Sim: Am I Queer Enough?

With upbeat optimism Andrew brings his second solo show to the Fringe. Silly songs, dark jokes and an energetic queerness, Andrew Sim is here to play! ‘Relentlessly self-aware… cause of genuine hilarity!’ (BroadwayBaby… 

Justin Matson: Try Harder

Justin Matson: Try Harder

Justin Matson discovered all the secrets in life so you don’t have to! Los Angeles based comedian and self-help guru Matson returns to Edinburgh with a new one-hour motivational seminar of immersive stand-up comedy to help turn your life around, but better! 

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Big Value Comedy Show – Early

Big Value Comedy Show – Early. Four of the best new acts on the circuit, selected by Just the Tonic. The 25th year of the recognised launchpad for future stars. Featuring Tom Toal, Matt Bragg, Tom Taylor and Simon Wozniak… 

Lydia Hirst: I'll Be Your Dog

Lydia Hirst: I'll Be Your Dog

Arrested and kicked out of France, this is a show about the misadventures of a comedian in the Calais Jungle. It’s about how friendships can change you forever. It’s about humanity and where to find it, who controls the narrative and how to fight the power with a hangover… 

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

If you have never smoked meth, worked in a sex dungeon, or eaten dog food, don’t worry, because Katharyn Henson did it so you didn’t have to! In her Fringe debut, New York City comedian Katharyn Henson examines the nuances of her unusual past while looking like a preschool teacher but sounding like she gives away quarters at a casino… 

Shawn Jay's Fun Guide to Nihilism

Shawn Jay's Fun Guide to Nihilism

Shawn Jay is a wandering vagabond philosopher searching for the meaning of life. Will he find it? Does it even exist? A smart, dark comedy show for thinkers. Prepare. Mentally. ‘A brilliant surrealist… 

Spa Day

Spa Day

Escape from stress, forget about your failures and let Sam and Horatio indulge you in a world of well-being, rejuvenation and harrowing anecdotes about stress and failures. An hour of uncomfortably relaxing stand-up from two scared men… 

Jake Farrell: Limits

Jake Farrell: Limits

In his first solo Edinburgh show, Jake Farrell (Soho Theatre Comedy Lab) performs 40 minutes of stand-up about carrying on, fear and the future. Limits is a cautiously hopeful debut from someone who knows that everything is precarious but has no idea what to do about it… 

David Ephgrave: Niche

David Ephgrave: Niche

David’s not for everybody, but is being an acquired taste an advantage? And after 38 years on the planet, is this daily-blogging comic any closer to finding his niche? Among best jokes lists 2017/18: Daily Telegraph, Comedy Central, i newspaper, Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News… 

Justin Heyes – White Muslim

Justin Heyes – White Muslim

After being nominated for the 'Best Comedy' Award at the Perth FringeWorld, Justin Heyes brings his new show 'White Muslim' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! A British comedian living in Malaysia, converting to Islam to marry the love of his life, Justin has found himself somewhat caught between two worlds… 

Adele Cliff: Undershare

Adele Cliff: Undershare

Join one-woman joke-machine Adele Cliff, for a show about lions and sharing, but not the lion’s share. Dave’s Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2018, 2017 and 2016. UK Pun Championship Finalist 2019 and 2018… 

Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off!

Fiona Ridgewell: Even Dizney Needs a Day Off!

Fiona Ridgewell is the epitome of positivity… but she’s struggling to keep a PMA as she stumbles through life trying to achieve the ultimate fairytale. A 45-minute WIP from Piccadilly Finalist 2017/2018 including gags and stories! ‘I could easily imagine seeing Fiona as a panelist on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown or Would I Lie To You? in the near future… 

Jonny Pelham: Off Limits

Jonny Pelham: Off Limits

Jonny has something to say that’s usually off-limits for dating, family gatherings, hanging out with mates and most social situations really… So what better place to talk about it than in a comedy show with a bunch of strangers? Off Limits is a personal, provocative and hilarious hour that should not be missed this festival… 

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 supersized cup of comedy with TV names, the very best new comedians and brilliant guest MCs. ‘The gift that’s keeps on giving’ (Huffington Post)… 

Dan AG: Sloth

Dan AG: Sloth

Introducing sloth, the debut stand-up show from Cambridge Footlight and all-round privileged white male Dan AG. It’s a show that’s at times endearing, heartfelt, concerning and always, well, funny… 

Ben Van der Velde – Fablemaker

Ben Van der Velde – Fablemaker

An improvised comedy adventure with this ‘master of audience interaction’ (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that’ve never been told before and never will be again… 

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee didn’t have a show this year, he was worried he was going to have to start knowing about politics or something to find something to write about. Luckily, out of nowhere, a life-changing adventure happened… 

Christianity and Me

Christianity and Me

Nick Dixon is considering doing something so controversial and shameful he will be ridiculed and hated by the comedy community, his family, and most of the country… He is thinking of returning to Christianity… 

David Kay

David Kay

David Kay, one of the hidden gems of the Scottish comedy circuit, laconic, quirky, surreal, unexpected and awesome… Kay’s laid-back, gentle and original style has won him many fans… 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. That’s when I first questioned my identity. ‘A wonderful show! Very funny and also quite moving… 

Shit Socialist

Shit Socialist

Chris Tavner presents his new stand-up show about his life of being a socialist activist. Well, we say activist, that depends on what time he gets up. Chris will explore lessons learned from his experience in the context of Brexit, Trump and Corbynmania, working through his own contradictions and hypocrisies along the way… 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians at the Fringe, alongside some of the UK’s best comedy newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. With a different line-up every night, and a sell-out show at Fringes 2004-2018… 

Andy Barr: The Ruby

Andy Barr: The Ruby

With his father recently deceased, minor aristocrat Andy Barr stands to inherit his fortune, his estate, his magnificent ruby and its terrible curse. Andy Barr is an award-winning comic, an ‘innovative rising star’ (Time Out) and an ‘off-key delight’ (Skinny) whose ‘comic timing and gestures are impeccable’ (**** (List)), Tim Key’s Pick of the Fringe (iNews, 2017), not to mention ‘a charming late-night curiosity’ (Chortle… 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians at the Fringe, alongside some of the UK’s best comedy newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. With a different line-up every night, and a sell-out show at Fringes 2004-2018… 

Raul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Nan

Raul Kohli: All My Heroes Are Dead, in Jail or Touched Up Your Nan

Raul Kohli grew up with many heroes. All have been exposed as racists, sex pests and even vapers. From Louis CK to R Kelly to even his political champion, Gandhi. But is everyone that ever lived truly a horrid bag of shit? Or are society’s standards changing at an exponential rate that humanity is just not ready for yet? Best Show nominee, Leicester Comedy Festival… 

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks, examines conduct (in the media, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually). I’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice… 

Daphna Baram: Cracking Up

Daphna Baram: Cracking Up

After dealing with immigration, politics and Jewish mothers, Daphna Baram’s 2019 Fringe offering takes on mass and time (AKA weight and age) as the human-rights lawyer-journalist-comedian rages against the dying of her light… 

Edward Aczel - Artificial Intellect

Edward Aczel - Artificial Intellect

Ed promises to come up with a big idea to hang the whole thing on – but probably it’ll be based on a loose set of unconnected themes with no real purpose. There’ll be a demonstration of Ed’s acting skills, the odd political impression and the apocalypse included in the standard package… 

Sarah Johnson's Guide to (Im)Practical Parenting

Sarah Johnson's Guide to (Im)Practical Parenting

After last year’s sell-out smash hit Mum’s Going to Ibiza, Sarah returned home to her two wonderful children and noticed they were losing the art of play due to excessive technology – though they do have very powerful thumbs… 

Liam Withnail: Homecoming

Liam Withnail: Homecoming

The award-winning Fringe favourite is back with a brand-new hour of his trademark thoughtful, exciting comedy. Three weeks in Japan with his wife – what could go wrong? Amused Moose Best Fringe Show nominee 2018… 

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Is a variety show with a mixed bill line-up. Having worked with these acts over the last decade, Rib Ticklers will be bringing you talent from America, Australia, Europe and Asia. A global line-up with world-class talent… 

Stuart Laws Is All In

Stuart Laws Is All In

Acclaimed stand-up (and the UK’s foremost gilet apologist) Stuart Laws reflects on the day his life changed forever when he risked everything in a Vegas poker tournament. A show about making difficult decisions, choosing different paths and gettin’ jiggy wit’ it… 

Raymond Mearns – Confessions of a Control Freak!

Raymond Mearns – Confessions of a Control Freak!

Nobody wants to see a film about somebody who had a great life, was successful and lucky in love! Whilst everybody would love that life, it’s not very compelling! In fact it’s boring! It’s far more interesting to hear about somebody who made a rip-roaring arse of themselves and f*cked everything up! Just another day in the life of Raymond Mearns, an argumentative, raging, judgemental, grammar Nazi! He’s often wrong but he’ll never admit it – essential character defects for a successful career in stand-up comedy! ‘Loved watching him’ (Kevin Bridges). 

Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

One broken world and ten funny songs to fix it. From BBC Radio 4’s Now Show to his column in the New European, Mitch spreads insight and laughs in equal measure. Join the ‘country’s leading musical satirist’ (Times) as, with six string in hand and a head full of silly rhymes, he identifies the problems and proposes (semi-serious) solutions… 

Lew Fitz: Chucky Egg (Work in Progress)

Lew Fitz: Chucky Egg (Work in Progress)

With his first solo show, stand-up comedian Lew Fitz (BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2018) covers a hilarious and often uncommon journey from his northern, working-class background all the way to the Deep South of America and back again… 

I, Tom Mayhew

I, Tom Mayhew

Tom Mayhew (BBC New Comedy Award semi-finalist 2018) was unemployed for three years from the age of 18. This is a story of rejections, the JobCentre, being working class, and fighting for your place in the world… 

Bloom

Bloom

Funny Women finalist, Broadchurch actor and Most Promising Junior 1998* Becky, accidentally got gay married and now the biological clock is ticking. She brings her new ‘nigh-octane’ show to reckon with that early potential and ask: err what now? The world is her cockle… 

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg didn’t lose his virginity, or have any romantic experiences to speak of at all until his late 20s. Now he’s making up for lost time. Having been pigeonholed as a dark and cynical comic for many years, he’s now on a mission to reveal himself as the passionate romanticist he’s always felt himself to be… 

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

‘Edgy and very funny’ (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club). ‘A buzzy fluffball of comedy unafraid to take risks, a cute puppy with a surprising snarl’ (MumbleComedy.net). As seen on BBC iPlayer… 

Javier Jarquin is Boring AF

Javier Jarquin is Boring AF

Javier is boring. An utterly painstaking and underwhelming human being. He’s not one to watch. He has no buzz about him. No media attention and definitely no fan club. You’re already bored reading about him and that’s a good thing… 

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Returning for its second year, Henry Ginsberg (FHM Stand-Up Hero, Reading Festival New Act of the Year) presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand-up comedy from this year’s Fringe… 

Comedy Striptease

Comedy Striptease

The best, most daring comedians of the Fringe showcase their skills, but if they’re not funny enough they must perform a striptease dance. Expect high-calibre stand-up mixed with loose, wild and sexy late-night antics. 

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Fun, charming and playfully dirty, Australian comedian Jez Watts has performed with/supported Ari Shaffir, Brian Posehn, Duncan Trussell and The Dollop. This is his new stand-up hour for 2019… 

Comedy Boxing – Best of the Best

Comedy Boxing – Best of the Best

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

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin hosted by Dharmander Singh and Neil Numb. Laugh your lederhosen off at a wide range of topics from the flourishing Berlin English comedy scene… 

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

A revolving line-up of hilarious female comedians from around the Fringe with an hour of stand-up comedy to be enjoyed by all. 

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 2016-18. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this brand new show is his best yet… 

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

Chris Betts: Dumb but Fair

An hour of stand-up about curiosity, horses, death and strip club etiquette. ‘Amazingly funny’ **** (List). ‘Prepare yourself to laugh at some pretty morally corrupt stuff’ **** (TheWeeReview… 

Blindingly Obvious

Blindingly Obvious

After an exciting year of nationwide festival debuts, Richard Wheatley returns to where it all began one year ago. Funny, fast and friendly, Richard mixes anecdotes from his unique life with off-the-cuff audience interactions for high energy hilarity… 

Jack Tucker: Comedy Stand-Up Hour

Jack Tucker: Comedy Stand-Up Hour

Following sell-out shows in New York, London and LA, award-winning comedian Zach Zucker returns with a new hour of absurdist stand-up! Important: Jack Tucker is a very funny stand-up comedian who is doing this for the first time but is already blowing up around the world… 

Paul 'Silky' White: The Sound of the Baskervilles

Paul 'Silky' White: The Sound of the Baskervilles

Clean your heads, strap yourselves in for the brilliant new show from ‘cryingly funny’ (Bath Chronicle) 2019 Musical Comedy Awards finalist, as seen on BBC One, ITV, Channel 4, Paramount… 

James Bran: Hack

James Bran: Hack

Technology is making life easier, but at what cost? Join James Bran on a comedic exploration of phone addiction, privacy paranoia and his take on the "disruption" of democracy by a handful of data-snatching tech firms… 

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove – Free

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove – Free

Expect a fun night of sharp, well-crafted and mischievous stand-up that will tickle your fancy and your heart if you have one. ‘A definite must see!’ **** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Spring Day is such a likeable and friendly character with an incredibly infectious smile that draws the audience into her performance and wickedly delivered punch lines which have them falling over themselves with laughter, thinking “I can’t believe she just said that!” They absolutely loved her and there is no doubt that you will too’ **** (BroadwayBaby… 

Raul Kohli: The Greatest Hits

Raul Kohli: The Greatest Hits

Conceptual art, dance, theatre, somebody sh*tting on stage. At the biggest comedy festival in the world, it can be quite hard to find comedy. Even when you do find a “comedy” show, well the content of the comedy can be… 

Comedy in the Dark

Comedy in the Dark

This unique comedy experience returns to the Edinburgh after sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. At Comedy in the Dark, the audience’s senses are heightened – things look and sound different… 

Orlando Baxter: Finding Mariah

Orlando Baxter: Finding Mariah

Orlando Baxter explores the struggles of trying to reconnect with an absentee parent and the conversation that led to him discovering that he might have a half-sister. Orlando is an internationally touring American stand-up comedian, with a late-night television debut on the show Conan, multiple festival performances at Edinburgh, Switzerland, Johannesburg and Melbourne, and a recent appearance on The Arts Hour International Comedy Celebration on the BBC World Service… 

Stevie Gray: Arctic Monkeys' Midlife Crisis

Stevie Gray: Arctic Monkeys' Midlife Crisis

Award-winning Stevie smashes out a debut show of songs, stories and silliness whilst answering that all important question, what should the middle-aged Arctic Monkeys be singing about? **** ‘Performance of the Year’ (NottsComedyReview… 

Nick Horseman: The Rhyme Scheme

Nick Horseman: The Rhyme Scheme

In 2018, Nick ‘Horse’ Horseman got married, survived a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that killed 450 people and gave up his day job to become the biggest rap superstar of all time. This is his story, told through original beats, rhymes, several jokes and sick hip-hop music vids… 

Never Again

Never Again

Maggie Kowalski (Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2018 runner-up, Funny Women Regional runner-up 2018) and Davina Bentley (Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year finalist 2018, Funny Women One to Watch 2018) invite you to an hour of shrewd and contemporary comedy… 

Motherhood

Motherhood

From group pelvic floor exercises to googling how to change a nappy, Tara’s debut hour delves into the very funny (often sanity threatening) world of parenthood. ‘Hilarious’ ***** (Sun)… 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The hit show at festivals and theatres worldwide returns with a revolving line-up of great comedians and their hilarious material based around sex and relationships. ‘Utterly hilarious’ ****½ (West Australian)… 

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

UK Pun finalist and writer of one of Dave’s Best Jokes of the Fringe, Roger Swift returns with his whirlwind rollercoaster ride of non-stop corny jokes, puns, one-liners, wordplay, home-made props and PowerPoint slides… 

SalFunni Comedy

SalFunni Comedy

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. With special appearances from students from our partner college in Canada, Humber College, Toronto… 

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

Total sell-out 2005-2018 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). Adam Coumas: As heard on BBC… 

Robbie McShane Has Loads of Pals (and a Girlfriend Too)

Robbie McShane Has Loads of Pals (and a Girlfriend Too)

Robbie McShane with his first ever girlfriend and his new pals feels he is now in the position to give the knowledge onto others, like some pathetic God or something. An hour of stand-up investigating friendships, relationships, and ghosts… 

Josh Pugh: Maybe the Real Comedy Awards are the Friends We Made Along the Way

Josh Pugh: Maybe the Real Comedy Awards are the Friends We Made Along the Way

An hour of comedy and truth from English Comedian of the Year winner Josh Pugh. ‘Wonderfully off-kilter’ (List). In this brand-new show, Josh dispels any rumours that you may have read online (genuinely didn’t know he was a police officer) and talks about his dreams for the future… 

The Joy of Jokes

The Joy of Jokes

Truthful stand-up, funny stories, good jokes and a few ad-libs. Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina (**** (Guardian)) presents a glorious mixture of brand-new, old and very old material. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Seventh consecutive year for the UK’s longest-running and most successful ever Jewish comedy show. Based on a true story, Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina performs some of his favourite kosher gags alongside his personal take on the life of the modern Jewish comic… 

Sam Lake and Chloe Petts: Household Essentials

Sam Lake and Chloe Petts: Household Essentials

Sam Lake and Chloe Petts are Household Essentials. Think of them like a scented candle. They make everything seem lovely, whilst being ultimately pointless. With talent as bright as a fresh pair of marigolds, Chloe and Sam present a split-bill showcase, each performing a 30-minute set, including stories about modern love, life and a jar of marbles on the back of the toilet… 

Luca Cupani: Lives I Never Lived

Luca Cupani: Lives I Never Lived

Which life would you choose if you had a second chance? Luca managed to narrow the possible answers down to a few options (legionnaire in the French Foreign Legion, Japanese swordsmith, Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church… 

Tom Ballard: Enough

Tom Ballard: Enough

Best Show Nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016. Best Show Winner, Sydney Comedy Festival 2017. Top 3 Best Reviewed Comedy Shows, Edinburgh Fringe 2017. As heard on The Bugle. Tom spent 2018 hosting his own late-night satirical TV show, Tonightly with Tom Ballard, and watching the neo-liberal order continue to destroy our collective future… 

Milton Jones: Milton Impossible

Milton Jones: Milton Impossible

One man. One mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo… 

Nick Everritt: The Deconstruction

Nick Everritt: The Deconstruction

Watch in awe as a man in a suit demonstrates his mastery of every genre of comedy. Puns? I’ve got ‘em. Satire? Sure! Observational comedy? Indubitably buddy. A wide range of miscellaneous comedic genres in which the tropes and cliches of comedy are deconstructed and subverted for the audience’s amusement? Well yes, that’s basically the premise of the show… 

I Write Jokes Not Tragedies

I Write Jokes Not Tragedies

Martin Pilgrim can’t go on like this. After spending his twenties writing jokes that kept ending up on Buzzfeed lists with names like ‘17 tweets for people who still haven’t got their sh*t together’, he’s almost 30 and ready for a change… 

Tamsyn Kelly: Petroc

Tamsyn Kelly: Petroc

Growing up on an estate near Lands End with a dangerous father and a disabled mother, Tamsyn dreamed of one day moving to London to become a total badass with enough money to buy fancy food and drink espresso martinis… 

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

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

Last year Bruce spent an hour telling hilarious stories about how he looked into the abyss of middle age with the maturity of a teenager. Things haven’t got any better. He returns with some of the same problems and stories, but even more to boot… 

Smell The Magic, Daddy

Smell The Magic, Daddy

The fifth solo show from award-winning stand-up Ben Clover. Smell The Magic, Daddy is a stand-up show with this experienced comedian’s very best jokes (plus a mystery gimmick). ‘A delight’ (Chortle… 

Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin'

Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin'

A debut hour of material from one of the fastest-rising acts in the UK. Not sure whether he’s destined or just desperate for the big time, Alex Hylton tries his absolute hardest with this ambitious new show to make a million quid and all his problems go away… 

The Antique Jokes Show

The Antique Jokes Show

Top acts dust off their most out-of-date material. This year sees the debut outing of the show sure to become a Fringe favourite. What happens when the world moves on and your favourite comic’s freshest material is no longer relevant? Pokémon Go, Princess Diana, The Matrix, the credit crunch… 

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

Dave is a number-one bestselling author, he has presented for BBC, written for the Guardian, the Telegraph, Metro and Cosmopolitan and even got an award at the Houses of Parliament for his 2015 show… 

Thunderc*nt

Thunderc*nt

This award-winning, five-star comedy show will grab you by the short and curlies. If the C-word triggers/offends and you and you’re not a fan of stand-up comedy… Mahoney will change your mind… 

Best in Class

Best in Class

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, Margaret f*cking Thatcher, Cash Converters, Universal Credit, 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… 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health