The Fringe of the Fringe

The Fringe of the Fringe

The Fringe of the Fringe is back! For the fourth year running, Edinburgh Festival Camping is hosting the show on The Fringe of the Fringe! An unpredictable night of performers from all over the Fringe joining us for impromptu performances of comedy, magic, circus, dance, poetry and burlesque... 

Pick of the Fringe

Pick of the Fringe

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

Terra Is a Warm Gun

Terra Is a Warm Gun

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

Nutty Noah: You Might Die!

Nutty Noah: You Might Die!

Nutty Noah, recently crowned UK Family Entertainer of the Year 2018, invites you to join him in poking his tongue out at death and stamping on the foot of St Peter. You could get squashed by an elephant that’s out of control, or you could come and see this ‘death defying’ fun packed show for all the family... 

Nerd Time's a Charm

Nerd Time's a Charm

Up ‘til now, I had only ever seen Tom Crosbie perform short spots at Fringe cabaret shows where his skill with a Rubik’s Cube and his awkward, amiable persona intrigued me. Could this guy really hold the attention of an audience for a whole hour with only some 80’s era puzzle toys (invented in the 70’s but licenced in 1980) and some nerdy humour? The answer is a resounding yes... 

Bongo Club Cabaret vs Cancer

Bongo Club Cabaret vs Cancer

The legendary late-night variety show returns for one night only! An incredible line-up of cabaret, comedy and music acts from across the Fringe presented by Rhymes with Purple and hosted by Dusty Limits... 

Comedy Nightcap

Comedy Nightcap

Comedy Night Cap, presented by Artistic Diversity Alliance, is the perfect comedy show to end your night on! Each night will feature a headline actor from the comedy genre that will use improv, skit, musical Instruments, beer and a whole lot more! It’s always funny and always a surprise! For full nightly line-up, please visit www... 

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Every singer and member of our Blueswater Presents family, featuring 20 musicians, will be playing in a raucous showcase that presents the best blues music the Fringe has to offer. 2016 Fringe sell-out... 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for 2018, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children's entertainment. Let Forth 1 look after the kids for the morning. Hosted by Bec Hill, full line-up at www... 

Stamptown Comedy Night

Stamptown Comedy Night

A raunchy, chaotic and full-on Fringe experience, Stamptown Comedy Night is a late-night variety show featuring the best comedy and cabaret on the international scene! Hosted by Zach & Viggo with music from Thumpasaurus, this show has been described as hell on earth and almost always contains zero jokes, relying heavily on nudity... 

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

Barnardo's Big Comedy Benefit

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

The Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange

The Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange

Side-splitting, stiff-upper-lipped hilarity from critically acclaimed duo Dan Lees and Neil Frost, plus very special guests. 'One of the most outrageously funny hours imaginable' (BritishTheatreGuide... 

Cam Spence and Jodie Mitchell: The New Babes

Cam Spence and Jodie Mitchell: The New Babes

Join two rising stars of comedy on their journey to the top in an easy-going lunch-time show. Fresh character comedy from Cam Spence, star of Channel 4’s Riot Girls, Funny Women Award winner 2017... 

Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Free daily hour-long showcase of the best musical comedy at this year's Edinburgh Festival, courtesy of the Musical Comedy Guide website (check for full listings). Come along each evening to see a hand-picked selection of live comedy using music – funny songs, satirical parodies and more... 

#Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity

#Jollyboat: Bards Against Humanity

Fringe legends Jollyboat play their new comedy songs, following a sell-out national tour and the first JollyCon fan convention. Come see what all the buzz is about. ***** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe. Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza... 

The Edinburgh Revue Is All at Sea

The Edinburgh Revue Is All at Sea

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

#Jollyboat: Why Do Nerds Suddenly Appear? (The Best Of Jollyboat)

#Jollyboat: Why Do Nerds Suddenly Appear? (The Best Of Jollyboat)

It's not the Fringe without Jollyboat! The cult hit, back for their ninth year. Arrive early – Jollyboat sell out more than Metallica. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (TheatreReviews... 

Late Night Lip Service

Late Night Lip Service

Ferocious queens and fierce divas of the world, rejoice! Gingzilla, the giant, ginger, award-winning Glamonster, returns to host Late Night Lip Service, featuring the Fringe's wildest acts, lip-sync battles, debauched drag and midnight madness... 

Action Figure Archive With Steve McLean

Action Figure Archive With Steve McLean

Steve opens his old toy box and rediscovers your faves from He-Man, Transformers, Star Wars and many more (about three more). Remember when toys were better? Your memory might be playing tricks on you... 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The perfect end to your evening of entertainment with the biggest and best comedy line-ups in all of Edinburgh! Previous guests include Jason Byrne, David O'Doherty, Shappi Khorsandi, Milton Jones, Sara Pascoe, Sam Simmons, Joe Lycett, Andrew Maxwell and many, many more! Head to assemblyfestival... 

Jazz Bar Music

Jazz Bar Music

Edinburgh's iconic Jazz Bar showcases some of their favourite resident bands and the very best of Edinburgh's local talent with late night funk, blues and soul, as well as special jazz performances including The Jazz Bar's Big Band! There's something for everyone in this programme... 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Wonder Women Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Wonder Women Tour

Uncork the champagne! Dress to kill! Party like there's no tomorrow! Celebrating 20 diamante-decorated years, The Lady Boys of Bangkok Wonder Women Tour will take the Fringe’s number one cabaret show to a new level... 

Sister Mary's Playtime @ Teatime

Sister Mary's Playtime @ Teatime

Sister Mary McArthur returns to the Fringe following her triumphant five-star show of 2017. A laugh-a-long, play-a-long and sing-a-long extravaganza to brighten your afternoon. There will be char and maybe some Cher – why have a nap when you can have a nip? Join in the fun with everyone’s favourite nun-entity... 

The Five-Thirty Cabaret

The Five-Thirty Cabaret

The perfect appetiser for your early evening on the Fringe. A near sell-out, Five-Thirty Cabaret presents a fast-paced variety show that packs entertainment into one hour and returns to The Stand's New Town Theatre, Grand Hall... 

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

Elaine Davidson's Kinky Freakshow

A rare opportunity to see lifetime Guiness World Record holder Elaine Davidson – the world's most pierced woman – up close and personal doing what she does best. Prepare to be amazed by her daringly delicious festive feats... 

The Eve Complex

The Eve Complex

Why do women go to the toilet in pairs? They time travel! Join Lolie and Lou on their intergalactic comedy adventures. Collide with famous historical faces and festival acts of the future... 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Returning for it's 10th year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year's festival. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment hosted by Forth 1's breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene... 

Spank!

Spank!

Spank! returns for an incredible 15th year with hilarious hosts, awesome comedians and gratuitous nudity. Showcasing the most exciting comedy and cabaret on the Fringe, don't miss the 'best wild night out' (Scotland on Sunday) at the festival! 'Comedy and legendary party night... 

Danger Strip Show

Danger Strip Show

The most jaw-dropping, mind-popping, eye-watering experience of this year's Fringe! With unbridled attitude, this firecracker of a show performs death defying stunts while honoring the world's oldest artform (striptease) for your entertainment... 

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance. Fantastic free events at our venues across the city. C: performance powerhouse on Chambers Street. C royale: vibrant new performance hub on George Street... 

Clash of the Tight Tens

Clash of the Tight Tens

Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest Fringe comedians performing ten-minute tasters of their full-length shows. Expect a titanic mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. Good clean fun – you’ll be "Poseid" yourself with the "trident-tested" material! 

Rotating Roster of Erudite Amusements and Motley Delights

Rotating Roster of Erudite Amusements and Motley Delights

Devilish diversions and Arcadian amusements to while away the wee hours with the best of the festival. Expect puppetry, mime, clown, variety, comedy, music and hilarity. 

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance. Fantastic free events at our venues across the city. C: performance powerhouse on Chambers Street. C royale: vibrant new performance hub on George Street... 

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance. Fantastic free events at our venues across the city. C: performance powerhouse on Chambers Street. C royale: vibrant new performance hub on George Street... 

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Other Spiffing Personnages

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Other Spiffing Personnages

Ray Fordyce is back again to host a delightful afternoon of comedy and entertainment to brighten any Fringe day. Featuring up to five different acts a day, this show is a must for all Fringe audiences. 

Midnight Marauders

Midnight Marauders

Cabaret's international riot girl Carla Lippis finally brings her late-night, sleazy rumble to Edinburgh! Featuring the hottest hand-picked acts from across the fringe, plus a live house band playing everything from The Cramps to Iggy Pop to the Dead Kennedys... 

Revill's Selection – Free

Revill's Selection – Free

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

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance. Fantastic free events at our venues across the city. C: performance powerhouse on Chambers Street. C royale: vibrant new performance hub on George Street... 

C for Free

C for Free

Daily diet of live highlights from across the festivals. Fringe smorgasbord for all the family. A feast of hot picks: comedy, cabaret, music, musicals, theatre. Fresh selection performed daily... 

Fringe Film Festival

Fringe Film Festival

Returning for its 13th season, C’s critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver-screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day. Pop in to our New Town hub at C royale for a quirky short, or linger longer for a moving moment – fabulously fresh innovation to discuss... 

Mr Thing

Mr Thing

The live, chaotic, comedy chat show Thing. Join the late-night mayhem of Mr Thing and the studio house band as they dive into a world of special guests, live music, interviews, sketches, games and jingles... 

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance. Fantastic free events at our venues across the city. C: performance powerhouse on Chambers Street. C royale: vibrant new performance hub on George Street... 

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. There's a different line-up every day, selected by leading comedy website Chortle, so check chortle... 

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

Comedy! Circus! Cabaret! A Festival feast of live performance. Fantastic free events at our venues across the city. C: performance powerhouse on Chambers Street. C royale: vibrant new performance hub on George Street... 

The Final Fling: Roaring 20s

The Final Fling: Roaring 20s

It’s not over ‘till it’s over – we’re having a final fling to send Fringe 70 out in style! Live music courtesy of our super swing band, a special guest DJ with a record collection to die for, plenty of Pilsner and bubbles galore... 

The Fringe of the Fringe

The Fringe of the Fringe

An impromptu evening of entertainment. Here on the fringe of the Fringe anything goes. So bring on the comedy, music, burlesque, Darth Vader on a keyboard... it all makes for a jolly good time! With free parking, disabled access and a licenced bar on site... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Last Ever Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Last Ever Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

The final anarchic annual two-hour charity variety show celebrating the life and random irresponsibility of the godfather of British alternative comedy, filled with bizarre acts, egg-smashing, offensiveness, laughter and nudity... 

Pick of the Fringe

Pick of the Fringe

A specialist corporate evening which brings a hand-picked selection of top acts from the Edinburgh Fringe. A perfect way to entertain with a unique blend of fine dining and laughter driven entertainment! 

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

‘This is not an insultive show’, says the amiable and bearded Forbes, relaxing us into a state of lethargy. And then he screams. Making the front three rows leap off their seats and then laugh with shock, this joke near the start of the show is one of Forbes’ most enjoyable... 

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

The world’s best beer festival meets the world’s biggest arts festival. Live music throughout the night from Back Chat Brass, fresh Pilsner from our giant copper tanks – you’ll be transported to Bavaria for one night only... 

Spank!

Spank!

I spent last night from the hours of midnight to 2am being belittled, insulted and berated in every way I could imagine. I was kissed on the mouth by a bearded man named James. I was mocked for my accent and told off for my reviewer’s notebook and pen... 

Polynesian Paradise

Polynesian Paradise

Come get Tiki with us in our Polynesian Paradise. Tropical cocktails, a live ukulele band, yes we did say ukulele, and you’ll soon forget the traditional Scottish summer. Our Beer Palace becomes a Polynesian paradise for one night only... 

The Wrestling

The Wrestling

Clotheslines versus punchlines – the biggest show in the history of Edinburgh is back. 11pm. Pleasance Grand. One night only. And this time, there's a title belt hanging above the ring... 

A Jacobites Rising

A Jacobites Rising

An evening to celebrate the history and heritage of bonnie Scotland. Traditional Scottish music, Burns, burling and of course, whisky! Grab your clan, grab your kilt and get on doon for a right bonnie nicht... 

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

The girls are back in town. The cult comedy showcase returns for its second year. Always fierce, always free, with a different female headliner every freaking day of the Fringe and two Bechdel-approved hosts at the helm... 

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

A keen observer may initially notice that Thom Tuck and John Luke Roberts, who host ACMS together, aren’t exactly a traditional double act. However if anything their bizarre on-stage chemistry creates the perfect platform from which to launch the cult night of experimental fringe comedy... 

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival Day Two

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival Day Two

SCCC will carry on the splendid programme during the second day of the event. 2047 Apologue is our featured stage performance directed by Zhang Yimou. He has been nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscars many times and won a Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Bear... 

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival Day One

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival Day One

SCCC is proud to present splendid programme for audiences. 2047 Apologue is our featured stage performance directed by Zhang Yimou. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented directors around the world... 

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase

Every member of our Blueswater Presents family will be playing a set in a raucous showcase that will present the best blues music the Fringe has to offer. The Blueswater, Smitten, Cat Loud, Toby Mottershead and more will feature in a truly unique line-up and collaborative effort... 

Escaping Trump's America

Escaping Trump's America

I’ll start off by saying that the lack of an audience on this particular viewing did not afford much opportunity to the performers. Some adapted better to their vacant surroundings than others... 

Ru Jazzle's Bingo Ball

Ru Jazzle's Bingo Ball

Join the ever glamorous Ru Jazzle for a night of everyone’s favourite game, Bingo! Tonight’s game comes with a dash of drag antics. The balls are polished, the pens are wet and ready for a good dabbing, so, eyes down and let's play! Prizes to be won… Ooo!  

F**k Tinder

F**k Tinder

The only comedy night exclusively for single people. The whole night is hosted by high energy, award-nominated, professional Scottish comedian Chris Henry, who will be the best wingman/woman you’ll ever have... 

Pastor Jambus' Holy Haus of Pop

Pastor Jambus' Holy Haus of Pop

Pastor Jambus and his congregation of sinners are ready to show you the most heavenly spectacle this side of the Atlantic. The most blessed music, everything from ‘Like a Prayer’ to ‘Proud Mary’ shall be sung to the rafters as we praise high! Let us deliver this day your daily bread and celebrate the joys of sin and all things pop! This is a church service you’ll definitely preach about... 

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians

Morgan & West: Return of the Time-Travelling Magicians

I’m guilty of being a magic sceptic. The scale of the trick has to be so awe-inspiring that I’m left stupefied for months before I will give it any kudos. What makes Morgan & West unique is their ability to considerately intertwine humour and magic and it is this, and not the tricks alone, that creates the real magic... 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Who Runs the World Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok – Who Runs the World Tour

Glamour, glitter and girls - The Lady Boys of Bangkok is a fabulous collection of performers who lip sync and dance to feel good songs opening with Gloria Gaynor’s First Be A Woman and whirling through fantastic numbers including music from Rihanna, Tina Turner, and the soundtrack to Chicago... 

Womb Raider

Womb Raider

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

Cabareilidh

Cabareilidh

Fusing a variety performance with a ceilidh is a premise one would not immediately put together but Cabareilidh is an unforgettable night that is perfect for anyone looking for a night of glamour and thrills... 

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch

We Brewhemians love Sunday brunch, it lasts all day and it’s a family affair. Our brunch is like nothing you’ve ever seen – a full choir on the stage, a Bloody Mary bar, music from our swing band and a spectacular Sunday roast for traditionalists... 

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret is back for it's fourth year at Edinburgh Fringe! With a different line-up of top Fringe acts every night, hand-picked by hosts Griffin and Jones, this ever-growing institution is the late night variety show! 

Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

The perfect end to your evening of entertainment with the biggest and best comedy line-ups in all of Edinburgh! Previous guests include Jason Byrne, David O’Doherty, Shappi Khorsandi, Milton Jones, Sara Pascoe, Sam Simmons, Joe Lycett, Andrew Maxwell and many many more! Head to assemblyfestival... 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe. Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza... 

Anarchy Cabaret III

Anarchy Cabaret III

Steve McLean curates and introduces a revolving roster of some of the quirkiest acts from the comedy circuit and the funniest folk from cabaret land. Pick of the Free Fringe – Daily Mirror, 2015... 

The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release

This is how your night at the Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across the Edinburgh Fringe for our late-night revue. With new and established acts and local and international performers heating up our evenings, as well as theme nights galore, The Sweet Release is the perfect climax to a day of shows at Edinburgh Fringe... 

Myrtle Throgmorton: Stuffed and Mounted

Myrtle Throgmorton: Stuffed and Mounted

Game old trout, ancient heckler and exuberant enthusiast for all things Scottish, Miss Myrtle Throgmorton OBE (pending) is mad-rabbiting on about the delights of a long life – giddy aunts, Burns, beards, Creamola Foam, zimmer zumba and much else... 

Marcus Ryan – Love Me Tinder – Free

Marcus Ryan – Love Me Tinder – Free

Critically acclaimed one-man show from award-nominated comedian & award-winning storyteller Marcus Ryan! Sold out Perth, Scarborough and Adelaide 2015, Melbourne 2014/15 and toured Canada 2015... 

Howl at the Moon

Howl at the Moon

Our piano maestros, accompanied by the house band, duel head to head on baby grands to get you dancing on the tables. Challenge our maestros to play your favourite tune – any tune! Write your request on a beer mat and get ready to hear it live in a juke box battle that’ll go on ‘till the wee small hours. 

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Other Thoroughly Pleasant People

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Other Thoroughly Pleasant People

Ray Fordyce is back to host another afternoon feast of comedy and entertainment. Featuring three or more acts each day, this is a must for every Fringe visitor. 

Phil Nichol: The Asylum

Phil Nichol: The Asylum

The Asylum is a fully immersive three hours of theatrical entertainment with two sets of cabaret followed by DJ Loopy in the bar, playing the most bizarre tracks he can find. Downstairs, the Aftershock Room puts on special pop-up performances from the biggest Fringe stars and the loopiest clowns on the ward... 

Magic Travel With Hello Potter and Uno

Magic Travel With Hello Potter and Uno

Do you want to watch the best family show? You have to come and see this! Magic, balloon twisting, hand shadows, comedy... All that and much more in Magic Travel with performers Hello Potter and Uno... 

The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

Presented by Eva Price and co-written by Josh Koenigsberg, a writer for Netflix’s award-winning hit Orange is the New Black, comes a world premiere. Marcus Monroe – comedian, juggler, and award-winning master of quick wit and dry delivery – pours out his soul in a hysterical and heartfelt performance portraying one man's pursuit of fame as the world's most beloved juggler... 

Nasty Women on the Fringe – Sajeela Kershi and Friends

Nasty Women on the Fringe – Sajeela Kershi and Friends

Did you support the #WomensMarch? The only place to march this August is down to this female-led show! A rotating line-up of talented, award-winning, critically acclaimed guests, they're the 'nastiest' women performing at the Fringe this year... 

London Hughes: Superstar

London Hughes: Superstar

London Hughes Superstar (it's just nobody’s realised it) is the hilarious tale of a young black girl's search for superstardom set to a backdrop of popular 90s TV shows. Will London get it all? The fame, the boys and of course a waxwork in Madame Tussauds… The debut show from Funny Women Award-winning comedian London Hughes... 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

Warning: this show contains ninjas, not magic. Back by popular demand, Card Ninja is an award-winning, riotous display of comedy and card stunts using playing cards as ninja weapons... 

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. There's a different line-up every day, selected by leading comedy website Chortle, so check chortle... 

Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide

Smut Slam Cabaret: where sex and storytelling collide

Smut Slam is a raucous celebration of sex in all it's glorious, awkward and heart-warming forms. Beginning in 2011, a normal Smut Slam is an open mic night with a deliciously dirty twist: those feeling brave enough in the audience are invited to divulge in the telling of a personal sex story... 

The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

The last splash of magic and sparkle with some amazing acts and friends of our Spiegel family including spots from Double-Oh Heaven, Showtime, Elixir and more! Filled with Circus, Cabaret, Comedy, Music, Burlesque, Loads of fun and so much more! Join us on this unique and extravagant night to celebrate the end of Brighton Fringe 2017 - a party to end all parties with an extra sprinkle of fairy dust! 

House of Verse

House of Verse

One entertaining community. Join our variety culture. We are an eclectic performance troupe who share regular variety events across Leicester. Home to spokenword, rap, beatbox, comedy, DJing, live music, live art and beyond... 

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

Griffin and Jones: Slapdash Magic

Griffin and Jones – the self-proclaimed Ant & Dec of this comedy price range – delivered an action-packed hour of illusions, stunts and magical life hacks. We learned how to store endless quantities of white powder in small plastic bags, what not to do with household bleach and how to smuggle a straitjacket through customs... 

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape: A Magic Show

Escape the mundane and the everyday and see the world through the eyes of a magician. Luke Robson takes you on a journey back in time, featuring escapes throughout history. Including curious characters such as Mackenzie, the man who played cards with the Devil himself; Jack Sheppard, the 18th century jail-breaker, and the legendary Houdini, who escaped from more than just his straitjacket... 

Peter Antoniou: 'Psychic' Comedian

Peter Antoniou: 'Psychic' Comedian

If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Fresh off his sell-out international tour, and with sell-out runs in London's West End, let 'Psychic' comedian Peter Antoniou peer inside your head, fondle your frontal lobe, and tickle your funny bone... 

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest @ The Level

B.fest launches a week of gigs, exhibitions, comedy, skate and much more. B.fest is run by young people who attend Brighton Youth Centre. This launch event will give you a taste of what B... 

Simon Warner's Viva Hypnosis

Simon Warner's Viva Hypnosis

“Incredibly Funny!” (SG Fringe), “Redefining Comedy Hypnotism” (British Comedy Guide). Get ready to be transported to the hypnotic glitz and glamour of fabulous Las Vegas where you get the chance to be the star of the show... 

Lambs to the s-Laughter

Lambs to the s-Laughter

Lambs to the s-Laughter showcases the very best of new comedy talent from around the UK. We share our favourite new acts with you in this hour of new material from up-and-coming comedians... 

A Dirtier Weekend with Der Wunderlich Revue

A Dirtier Weekend with Der Wunderlich Revue

Join Brighton's favourite (almost) all-male cabaret and burlesquers for a dirtier weekend of stripping, pole-dancing, cheerleading (of course), nudity, stupidity, magic, music and mayhem... 

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To

After a (tiny) mental breakdown, Isobel has decided to take her upcoming untimely death into her own hands and throw her own funeral, skeptics be damned! An intimate look at mental illness and the fear of dying alone, but in like, an uplifting, funny way... 

A Clown Fairytale

A Clown Fairytale

Do you like humour, the world of clowns, excesses, beautiful and unlikely stories of love? With Dandy Danno and Diva G. you will be delighted! Dandy is very physical. He uses his body and his funny faces to make the audience laugh... 

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Mat Ricardo: Showman

Fast hands, smart mouth. Nice suit. The Gentleman Juggler, leading speciality act of the British cabaret revival presents big laughs, serious skills, slapstick and breath taking spectacle... 

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

Kuan-Wen and The Closet of Curiosities

A Taiwanese gay boy who fled from his tiger mum, trained as an accountant in London, but escaped to "find himself" in Berlin, ended up performing stand-up comedy in English, in Germany... 

Carnesky's Finishing School: Brighton Fringe Graduation Night

Carnesky's Finishing School: Brighton Fringe Graduation Night

Described as an esoteric St Trinian’s for the queer cabaret generation, Carnesky’s Finishing School has been helping people discover and hone their creative talent since 2010. Artist and headmistress Marisa Carnesky has helped launch a whole new generation of bold, transgressive performers onto London’s mercurial alternative cabaret/performance art scene and is now bringing her legendary school to Brighton Fringe, the spiritual home of radical stagecraft... 

Sooz Kempner: Sooz on Film

Sooz Kempner: Sooz on Film

Cinephile comedian Sooz (Funny Women Variety Award winner) really wants to win an Oscar and in this brand new stand-up show for movie fans, she’ll make the case for how she can. "Fantastically funny... 

Gould & McCarthy: Death, Goths, Kittens & Other Cute Things

Gould & McCarthy: Death, Goths, Kittens & Other Cute Things

Brighton comics Vicky Gould and Joe McCarthy join forces to bring you an hour of quirky off-beat humour. Joe presents 'Laugh After Death' AKA 'Putting The Fun Into Funeral'; a half-hour of comedy for anyone that's lost somebody, contemplated the death of somebody or is thinking of dying at some point in the future... 

Two Singular Sensations

Two Singular Sensations

Statistically, January is the month in which tickets to musicals sell best, largely due to the miserable weather and post-Christmas blues. Two Singular Sensations, in the intimate Purple Playhouse Theatre, proved once again that in these gloomy times, both politically and weather-wise, musical theatre is an excellent antidote... 

Julie Jepson: Randomonium

Julie Jepson: Randomonium

Lamb Comedy are beside themselves with excitement to be welcoming Barcelona's No.1 star, Juanita Martinez Conchitez Fernandez, in a Brighton Fringe first. Also featuring Shannon Crabsticks, The Irish-ish mermaid with shipping forecast Tourettes... 

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Zach Zucker: Human Person

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

Dignity Off

Dignity Off

Get ready to laugh at the regular comedic odd couple. Matt is 50 and well presentable with his feet firmly planted on the ground. Sunjai is 30 and far from presentable with his head way up in the clouds... 

Comedy Happy Hour: The Chat Show

Comedy Happy Hour: The Chat Show

This show is the perfect way to start off your night at Brighton Fringe, as you spend an hour in the company of genial Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish and guests in an early evening soiree that brings you highlights of four Fringe shows... 

Spiegeltent: Heart Of The Fringe Show

Spiegeltent: Heart Of The Fringe Show

A special Spiegeltent charity showcase with the very best 'Heart of the Fringe' performers helping kick off the season. A sparkling bill of comedy and circus with more music and variety including surprise guests with The Amazing Bubble Man, Head First Acrobats, Joe Black and more... 

Hoo-Haa

Hoo-Haa

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

Ladies Marmalade

Ladies Marmalade

Ladies Marmalade is a show with 3 unusual and hilarious women who will make you taste different flavours of comedy . So outrageous and powerful; Arielle Souma, Victoria Howden and special guest; break down walls for your delight... 

Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special

Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special

Pick of the Fringe Launch Night Special, kicked off Brighton Fringe at The Warren with fragments of 7 shows. The duo from The Establishment opened the event gracefully with the summit of their act being, of course, Brexit - asking the question whether it will be a ‘soft or a hard exit?’ and the double meaning was well received by the audience... 

The Tim Bat Trick Show

The Tim Bat Trick Show

Gentleman juggler and unwitting clown Tim Bat performs his impressive repertoire of amazing tricks with aplomb. But when the props (and naughty puppets) get the upper hand, frantic hilarity ensues... 

The Late Night Shop Cabaret

The Late Night Shop Cabaret

"Blurring the lines between burlesque and performance art, their prodigious dumb shows are an unparalleled joy in British variety" (This Is Cabaret). The Late Night Shop are a London-based collective who perform and curate the best of adult variety across the UK... 

About an hour

About an hour

Join Jules, Catherine and Roz for about an hour of stand-up comedy. Find out why Jules hates falconry, why Catherine will never write a novel and why Roz likes getting older. Many other important topics will be covered... 

Ida Barr: Never Heard The Like

Ida Barr: Never Heard The Like

Brighton's Favourite, as faded yet not jaded as a seaside pier, Ida Barr returns! This former music hall singer used to be quite the shining star, known for her two big hits, 'Oh You Beautiful Doll' and 'Everybody’s Doin’ It'... 

Aaaand it’s back! Twig The Pixie’s Family Funsplosion!

Aaaand it’s back! Twig The Pixie’s Family Funsplosion!

Twig the Pixie has lost his marbles! Help him find them in this hit stand-up comedy spectacular for all generations of the family. Featuring storytelling, music, audio visuals, interactive bits and the spontaneous, this performance is sure to enchant, delight and excite... 

Pick of the Fringe

Pick of the Fringe

Not sure what to see? Don't fret, we've done the work for you and hand-picked this week's top tips. Shows from across Brighton Fringe will be showcasing snippets of their work to whet your appetite every weekend lunchtime... 

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

Winner: Best Comedy, Brighton Fringe 2016. Award-winning Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo return to Brighton a year after taking home the Best Comedy Award! Through a series of surreal and free-flowing vignettes, Zach Zucker and Viggo Venn take the audience on an absurd trip through their wild imagination into the deepest, darkest depths of stupidity! “This was a true fringe highlight” ***** (The Latest)... 

Circus'sission: Those That Made The Cut!

Circus'sission: Those That Made The Cut!

A variety mash-up of circus superstars, Spiegeltent legends and the hottest acts of this year\'s Brighton Fringe. Presented by your favourite Aussie acrobats, the boys from Head First... 

The Cult of Comedy presents...

The Cult of Comedy presents...

An hour of entertainment from musicians, clowns and wordmongers of all flavours, local and international, showcasing the best Brighton Fringe has to offer. "... a smorgasbord of different voices finding the funny in new places... 

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

A selection of the very best stand-up comedy at Brighton Fringe. It's a succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners alongside the best in new talent, with five different comics selected daily from shows all around Brighton Fringe... 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Who Runs the World Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Who Runs the World Tour

Hotter, cheekier, funnier than ever: the country's number one touring cabaret show The Ladyboys of Bangkok return with a Bang in 2017 with their lavish new production 'Who Runs the World!' The Lady Boys of Bangkok is a cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by gorgeous showgirls like no other showgirls- they are all male Thai nationals... 

The Late Show

The Late Show

The legendary late show returns. 

Jody Kamali is The Incredible Man of Mystery

Jody Kamali is The Incredible Man of Mystery

The Man of Mystery comes on stage looking like something out of a classic James Bond film: strong jawline, handsome stubble and a black turtleneck — topped off with an orange shirt, which, admittedly, is a little less secret agent, but very 80s cool nonetheless... 

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

The Paradise Palms is a difficult venue in which to perform. The seating is sparse and the bar becomes easily crowded. Most variety nights would struggle to command this kind of audience but Pollyanna is not most variety nights... 

Pick of the Fringe

Pick of the Fringe

A specialist corporate evening for companies and guests to enjoy a selection of Fringe acts over dinner, in a relaxed and enjoyable entertaining environment. 

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir has over 75 members aged 9-19 years. Operating an open access policy, all we ask is a passion for singing! Our musical directors believe that choral singing is the purest form of music-making... 

Out of the Box – Adult Comedy and Variety Show

Out of the Box – Adult Comedy and Variety Show

A unique fun-filled, vibrant and interactive riotous adult five-star afternoon variety show, packed with hilarious mime, comedy, innuendo and magic. With special guest appearances from our very own Mr Luciano Pepperoni and Miss Dolly Farton our bespoke caricature-puppets... 

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir

Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir has over 75 members aged 9-19 years. Operating an open access policy, all we ask is a passion for singing! Our musical directors believe that choral singing is the purest form of music-making... 

60 Acts in 60 Minutes

60 Acts in 60 Minutes

Since its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut back in 2001 this incredible variety show has been performed on BBC Three, BBC Radio 4, and London's West End. The show is a high-octane extravaganza that does exactly what it says on the tin... 

Ali Brice Presents Home is Where Eric Meat is

Ali Brice Presents Home is Where Eric Meat is

We join Eric Meat on what is a sad occasion: the day is due to move out of his childhood home. The childless, unmarried protagonist doesn’t know where he will be moving or who the tenants will be... 

The Funny Brothers

The Funny Brothers

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

Mervyn's 25th Gala Show

Mervyn's 25th Gala Show

Join Mervyn and a host of top talent in a glorious two hour variety show to celebrate the 25th year of the legendary Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe showcase. This unique showcase is the longest running show at the festival... 

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival (Morning)

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival (Morning)

Scotland and China Chamber of Commerce is proud to present to you the second Edinburgh Chinese Arts and Culture Festival. The festival's morning show will consist of authentic and exotic top-class Chinese traditional stage performances, and a startlingly designed Chinese artwork exhibition with a rich collection of oriental artefacts... 

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival (Afternoon)

Chinese Arts and Culture Festival (Afternoon)

Scotland and China Chamber of Commerce is proud to present to you the second Edinburgh Chinese Arts and Culture Festival. The afternoon's show will be an extended showcase consisting of authentic and exotic top-class Chinese traditional stage performances, and a startlingly designed Chinese artwork exhibition with a rich collection of oriental artefacts... 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for a fourth year, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children's entertainment. Hosted by Bec Hill, full line-up at forthone.com/kidsdo. 

Christine Bovill’s Paris

Christine Bovill’s Paris

Award-winning chanteuse, Christine Bovill has built her reputation on the massively successful sell-out show, Piaf. In Paris, she beckons you back to the golden age of French song: a demi-monde of heroes and outcasts, cynics and bruised romantics... 

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

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

We miss Robin Williams. Tonight, two years after his passing, we will celebrate him, and hopefully raise a helluva lot of money for two great mental health charities. Line-up TBC (last year's acts included Nish Kumar, Sam Simmons, Sofie Hagen, Alex Edelman, Tiernan Douieb, Trygve Wakenshaw, ACMS hosts Thom Tuck and John-Luke Roberts, and live action Jumanji from the Weirdos)... 

Redmond, Cook and Bagshaw: The Smooth Hour

Redmond, Cook and Bagshaw: The Smooth Hour

So Kayne West walks into a bar, the Three Sisters! And he sees Scott Redmond, Nick Bagshaw and Adam Cook, plus special guests, serving up some next level comedy realness! Scott Redmond is a precocious talent... 

Enchanté

Enchanté

Classically trained songstress Heidi Innes and virtuoso accordionist David Vernon bring you a programme of exquisite French song and music, reflecting the exuberance of the Parisian Music Halls... 

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Lee Nelson's Well Funny People, Call the Midwife, Radio 4) brings you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe. A supersized cup of comedy with TV names as well as the very best new comedians and brilliant guest MCs... 

The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release

This is how your night at the Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across the Edinburgh Fringe for our late-night revue. With new and established acts, and local and international performers heating up our evenings, as well as theme nights galore, The Sweet Release is the perfect climax to a day of shows at Edinburgh Fringe... 

Nerd Do Well

Nerd Do Well

‘The world’s most talented nerd!’ (The Trickery, Aberdeen). ‘How does he do that?!’ (TheLadBible.com). What if your superpowers were setting Rubik's cube records, lightning fast mathematics and memory skills? What if your kryptonite was human contact, nightclubs and the memory of Lotty rejecting you in the playground aged 10? Join Tom Crosbie on the scenic route to self-improvement as he masters the talents nobody knew he needed. 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It's like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe! 25th year! Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza... 

Pippa Evans: Same Same but Different

Pippa Evans: Same Same but Different

Pippa Evans returns from winning an Olivier (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical), some bits on TV (Drunk History, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled) and a sitcom on BBC Radio 4 (Josh Howie's Losing It) to tell jokes and sing at you... 

The Funny Brothers

The Funny Brothers

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

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its ninth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment available at this year's festival. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment hosted by Forth 1's breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene... 

Frank Sanazi's Das Vegas Four: Zis Time It's War

Frank Sanazi's Das Vegas Four: Zis Time It's War

After another successful European tour, Frank Sanazi's comedy-cabaret war machine rolls into Edinburgh, accompanied by his psychopathic daughter Nancy Sanazi, Saddami Davis Jnr, Dean Stalin and recent dictator Putin A... 

Vive La Variété

Vive La Variété

Vaudeville, comedy and cabaret are all on the menu in a five-star feast of first-rate fun. Vive La Variété gathers performers from all around the world to create a dazzling spectacle that is guaranteed to entertain and never fails to please... 

The Late Stage Cabaret

The Late Stage Cabaret

A catharsis of cultural creativity from our capital city! Each evening, host and hero of the Edinburgh music scene, Paul Montague, will bring you an eclectic mix of performances and styles... 

Light Relief

Light Relief

Award-winning, fast-moving comedy show from London, featuring Geoff Cotton and special guest Fiona Barclay. Original songs, sketches, stand-up and special guests, including Old James Bond, Agnetha from ABBA, Sacha Distilled, Page 3 Girl Traci, David Cameron, Jeremy Clarkson, Nicola Sturgeon and Fifty Shades... 

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Casual Acquaintances

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce and Casual Acquaintances

After a gap year, Ray Fordyce is back to host an afternoon of entertainment and comedy treats. Featuring a host of comedians and performers from all over the world, this is a perfect opportunity to see some of the best talent the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has to offer... 

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. There's a different line-up every day, selected by leading comedy website Chortle, so check www... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

The hugely enjoyable and popular show returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its sixth successive year. With a revolving line-up of the best family-friendly comedians, magicians, street performers, storytellers, musical theatre and cabaret acts, Huggers is a fun variety showcase for all the family to enjoy together... 

Balloonatics

Balloonatics

High energy chaos, with balloons and lots of laughs for the whole family. This show is only for people who like being silly and love balloons.  

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

The hugely enjoyable and popular show returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its sixth successive year. With a revolving line-up of the best family-friendly comedians, magicians, street performers, storytellers, musical theatre and cabaret acts, Huggers is a fun variety showcase for all the family to enjoy together... 

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Cabaret Whore Presents: La Poule Plombée

Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston remain on top form with their new laugh-out-loud spin-off Cabaret Whore, in which Young’s comic character La Poule Plombée is finally given her own solo cabaret show... 

The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

The last splash of magic and sparkle with some amazing acts and friends of our Spiegel family including spots from Elixir, Showtime, Les Femmes and more! Join us on this unique and extravagant night to celebrate the end of Brighton Fringe 2016 - a party to end all parties with an extra sprinkle of fairy dust!!! 

Dynamite Boogaloo

Dynamite Boogaloo

Brighton's legendary pop'n'cabaret knees-up returns to Brighton Fringe. Expect party anthems, all the way from DJ Sal, plus smutty cabaret and game-shows with Stu and Dolly. Remember - too much is never enough! 

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies are a band that everyone should experience at least once in their life times. Their mix of gypsy-folk, punk and cabaret with warbling falsetto vocals is a strange but heady concoction and make this a trio like no other... 

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts

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

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Hannah Brackenbury: Jumbled

Brighton-based musical comedian Hannah Brackenbury performs silly songs on the themes of pound shops, vodka, selfies, tiny horses, cake, country music, cats and more! 

Showtime with Cabaret Boheme

Showtime with Cabaret Boheme

Sparkling host Veronica and her troupe of performers bring their mix of entertainment with all the skill, charm and cheek you could want. Filled with burlesque, cabaret and cirque. A night you’ll never forget... 

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A Really Really Big Modern Telly

A pair of comedic short plays simultaneously celebrating and condemning modern life, sandwiched in sketches: A re-imagining of the myth of Narcissus and Echo, and a contemporary fable blending live theatre and projection, which questions what happens when the consumer becomes the consumed... 

Twisted and Tongue Tied

Twisted and Tongue Tied

Nothing like a wild, dark comedy cabaret and a dash of activism to kick off your afternoon! The girls will cross-dress, undress, and try to redress gender imbalance in just 30 mins through song and dance! Whatever the odds, their mission will be to amuse, provoke and arouse you... 

Upside Down & Inside Out

Upside Down & Inside Out

Two English gentlemen (or are they?) pull surprises out of the hat (and the audience). A half-hour extravaganza of acrobatics, comedy, clown, contortion and juggling stunts. Laugh, cry and gasp! 

Funny Women Awards 2016

Funny Women Awards 2016

The Funny Women Awards have been scouring the UK and Ireland for the best new female comic talent! Come along and spot the next big thing, help raise funds for domestic violence charity Refuge and pick up some Benefit Cosmetics goodies while you're at it! 

Black Cat Cabaret

Black Cat Cabaret

The Black Cat Cabaret brings together exceptional acrobats, comics, dancers and singers to create a spectacular variety show inspired by Montmartre’s dark and daring heyday. [newline] Best Production, London Cabaret Awards 2014. 

Cabaret Burlesque

Cabaret Burlesque

Join Valentina del Pearls and four other leading lights of French New Burlesque for a remarkable revue bringing together glitter, glamour and humour. Le Burlesque Klub is performing its retro brand of sexy and funny burlesque performance with plenty of sequins and laughter. 

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Electric Cabaret Presents 'Moulin Rouge'

Enchanting songbird and hostess Lilian Lake welcomes you to the Moulin Rouge. Can-Can Girls, Absinthe fire fairies, sizzling tango dancers, beautiful Satine on her trapeze, Moulin Rouge burlesque showgirls, DJ and dancing on the tables! Free roulette bet for the 1st 100 to say 'Electric Cabaret' on entry. 

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Tommy Cooper, with his impeccable timing, love of slapstick and one-liners was a true comic genius. Complete with trademark fez and misfiring magic, the man is an undisputed icon of live entertainment... 

High Jinx

High Jinx

Republic is home to Michael Jordan’s 'High Jinx' magic and illusion show during this year's Brighton Fringe. This fantastic one hour show for all the family offers a fun fuelled time for everyone young or old... 

Funny Women: Time of the Month

Funny Women: Time of the Month

Funny Women’s share and gig night is perfect for comedy lovers and beginners. Get involved and share your stuff at Play Time (6pm) then come and enjoy Show Time (8pm) to support some of Brighton’s best new female comedy talent. 

Briefs

Briefs

“Politics doesn’t have to be dull. Throw some glitter on it, people,’’ says Fez Fa’anana, the host/hostess of Briefs. There aren’t a whole heap of words in this shiny, funny, high-energy boylesque Aussie spectacular, but those ones made me think... 

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Join the Know My Neighbour campaign for a week of free activities and performances to encourage neighbourliness in our city! Come and be entertained, connect with others and all whilst drinking the best coffee in Brighton and eating amazing food provided by the Real Junk Food Project. 

Club Briefs

Club Briefs

Cult cabaret hooligans Briefs present this late-night romp of disco dancing and pop-up performance. Marvel at your favourite Briefs boys and their guests as they show off incredible circus, variety, and burlesque... 

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Having left the UK for sunny Australia, Dr Ahmed returns to share the comical aspects of being a modern day GP. With sets including "Why I left the NHS" and "The lighter side of dying" this promises to be an enjoyable evening... 

Kemptown Carnival

Kemptown Carnival

An evening of legendary psychotropic tales. Adventure, absurdity, bedlam, heroic deeds, exotic smells, and intoxicating rhythms with... Barulho and King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band with special guests and dancing till late... 

A Threesome

A Threesome

A show suitable for students, the middle aged and old age pensioners - and that’s just the cast! The group looks at the humour in their age and gender differences with interruptions for satire, music, spoons, stand-up, poetry, and vaudeville... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

"Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits," says The Independent. True! Come and see the best comics from the international circuit do their thing for an audience of children (6+) and their families. 

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

Help! I think I Might Be Fabulous

With his unique take on drag, Alfie has become a stand-out act in the UK cabaret scene. Now, with a piano and some cheap backing tracks, Alfie, the son of a drag queen, tells his story from first discovering that he is fabulous to coming out to his mother in his debut solo show! 

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brazil: Encounter of Cultures

Brighton-based percussion and dance group, Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul, brings you a colourful and exciting array of dances and sounds from the North East of Brazil with a British touch. 

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

It's Bound to be Right on the Night

“Actually” Gay Men’s Chorus are celebrating their 10th anniversary with performances dating back to the very beginning. After their phenomenal concert with the London Gay Symphony Orchestra at the Brighton Dome in January, come and join them as guests from the past appear through the magic of Dr Who! 

A Bit of Magic with Stu & friends

A Bit of Magic with Stu & friends

Bringing together the best magic, comedy, and cabaret acts at Brighton Fringe, comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a smorgasbord of entertainment. Come along to laugh, gasp, and be amazed at this fabulous hour of fun. 

Tales of Sin

Tales of Sin

Tales of Sin proclaims malice, seduction, lust and vengeance, so count me in! This six for the price of one variety show, spans a wide spectrum of genres – musical, opera, verse, classical and physical theatre – while leading us on a downward spiral to the depths of the underworld... 

King of the Fringe

King of the Fringe

Brighton's only drag king competition is back! It's time for bois to become men as they battle it out to win the crown (and 100 quid)! Expect a night of bulging biceps, protruding packages and fierce facial hair as we try to find the next King of the Fringe! 

Albion in the Community Fundraiser

Albion in the Community Fundraiser

A selection of the finest comedians come together to raise funds for Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion. AITC delivers a huge range of programmes, from football and sports to health and wellbeing, from education and qualifications to disability and social inclusion. 

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina. They are committed to making women feel empowered, men feel educated and generally everyone having a naughty time... 

Lunchtime Performances

Lunchtime Performances

BBC Sussex is delighted to be a radio supporter of Brighton Fringe 2016. Tune in on 95.3FM for regular updates on the Allison Ferns Afternoon Show, plus join us for special lunchtime performances in our live lounge! For more information, like our Facebook page www... 

All The Nice Girls

All The Nice Girls

Fascinating, touching and truly enlightening, this lesbian musical romance tells the story of forgotten Variety stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney. Nominated for Outstanding Local Talent at Brighton Fringe 2015... 

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Forever Yours... x Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Forever Yours... x Tour

This was my first close encounter with the Lady Boys; I’ve never been to Bangkok, but I’ve seen The Hangover II. That doesn’t quite make me an expert, but I’m pretty sure that the Lady Boys are much more Vegas than Bangkok... 

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Join us on a journey through the magical forest where three fairy tales are imaginatively brought to life. Not only will you meet 'The Mouse Family' and 'Fearless Hans' but also our dear friend 'Little Red' in 'Red Riding Hood'... 

Amazing Bubble Man

Amazing Bubble Man

Louis thrills audiences with bubble art, magic and science. An Edinburgh Festival favourite, his shows sell out every year. Louis explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy with artistry, audience participation and spellbinding bubble tricks that keep everyone mesmerised. 

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

Bob and Jim: The Rest of The Lot

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

Cassie Atkinson: Supernumerary Rainbow

Cassie Atkinson: Supernumerary Rainbow

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

Huggers

Huggers

With a revolving line-up of magicians, comedians, street performers, musical theatre and variety acts, this internationally popular show is great for all the family to enjoy together... 

The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release

This is how your night at the Fringe ends: not with a whimper, but a bang! Join the hottest up-and-coming acts from all across Brighton Fringe for our late night revue. Check out our Twitter feed and website to find out which new Fringe acts will be at Sweet throughout the festival. 

The Late Show

The Late Show

Fancy more Fringe? Join us for the best in laid-back, late-night entertainment at The Warren. Every Tuesday, we host a Fringe pub quiz, and Wednesday to Sunday there’ll be all kinds of fun (planned and impromptu) in store, with comedy, cabaret, music and all manner of fabulous Fringe fare. 

Broadway Lunchbox

Broadway Lunchbox

A Musical Mash Up: West End and Broadway in under 50 minutes. A different show each week. 

Improv Deathmatch

Improv Deathmatch

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

The Paul Laight Show

The Paul Laight Show

London-based comedian Paul Laight and guests deliver a free hour of jokes, puns, observations and a song or two about the horrors of everyday life. 

Tall Women in Clogs

Tall Women in Clogs

A surprisingly funny show made up of a series of bizarre vignettes including film, speeches, dance (there is some dancing in clogs, but nowhere near as you expect from the title), singing and shortbread all strung together into an amusing performance illustrating life as a modern woman – particularly a tall woman... 

Nicole Henriksen – Honeycomb Badgers on Acid

Nicole Henriksen – Honeycomb Badgers on Acid

Nicole Henriksen defies categorisation. As her seemingly inexplicable show title suggests, she is her own breed of miscellaneous “high-energy-hot-mess-alt-comedy-variety-show comic” (in her own words), who leaps across her intimate stage with the high-octane vigour and excitement of a child in a candy shop – and we are the sweeties... 

Aaabeduation – A Magic Show

Aaabeduation – A Magic Show

"We are the first show… in the Edinburgh Fringe Guide" magicians Malin Nilsson and Charlie Caper crow happily, claiming this as the reason for their strangely named show. This seems odd to be the sole reason to name a show, but as no other explanation is given, we just have to go with it... 

The Wow Wow Show! with Dan Clark

The Wow Wow Show! with Dan Clark

Star of BBC3's cult hit sitcom How Not To Live Your Life, Dan Clark, presents The Wow Wow Show! A very British take on the American late night talk show such as Letterman and Fallon, Dan plays host to an evening of stand-up and sketches from the new wave of UK comic talent: set pieces, house band and very special guests... 

Pippa Evans: There Are No Guilty Pleasures

Pippa Evans: There Are No Guilty Pleasures

Pippa Evans is probably the most infectious person you’ll meet at this year’s Fringe. Leaning on strangers as if they were old friends, making fun at her own expense (“posh voice, no money” she describes herself) and generally being utterly charming, you fall in love with Evans within the first 5 minutes... 

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Nina Conti: In Your Face

She's won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard's Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film – all without moving her lips... 

Edinburgh Metal Party 2015

Edinburgh Metal Party 2015

Edinburgh's biggest alternative event of the year! A wild night of Scottish metal bands, burlesque and comedy headlined by reggae/metal heavyweights Skindred. Includes the notorious Keep It Steel after party on till 5am!  

That Pair: Letting It Go

That Pair: Letting It Go

Sketch duo That Pair offer warped children’s entertainment that all adults can enjoy. They’re the unhinged double act who arrived drunk at your niece’s fifth birthday party and had to be escorted off the premises after flashing your elderly uncle... 

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Summer Saloon

The nation’s favourite pub landlord turns pop-up publican and invites you to his jumped-up tent saloon. Serving up a host of special guests – comedy, music and variety are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing... 

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe

Fast Fringe is a comedy showcase of comedy and variety acts from all over the fringe with a simple but entertaining premise: each performer, all selected by comedy website Chortle, has only three minutes to show us what they can do and convince us to go to their show... 

The Five-Thirty Cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent

The Five-Thirty Cabaret at the Famous Spiegeltent

The perfect appetizer for your evening on the Fringe. The Famous Spiegeltent presents a fast-paced variety show that packs a lot of entertainment into one hour. Enjoy a showcase of the best talent on the Fringe with our handpicked selection of comics, crooners and cabaret artistes... 

Soapy Smith's Alaskana Extravaganza

Soapy Smith's Alaskana Extravaganza

A madcap vaudeville style comedy set during the Alaskan gold rush of 1896. When impresarios Chilkoot Charlie and Yukon Kate learn that the show they are scheduled to present (on behalf of the renowned con artist Soapy Smith) has met with disaster, they are compelled to make do with what passes for local talent... 

Nina Conti: In Your Face

Nina Conti: In Your Face

It’s a brave soul who chooses to sit in the front row of In Your Face, Nina Conti’s latest helping of deconstructive ventriloquism. Because if you position yourself closest to her you’re significantly increasing your chances of being the focus of the proceedings, instead of being able to just relax and enjoy being entertained... 

Best of HUB

Best of HUB

Seated and ready for some late night entertainment in the Pleasance Dome, Best of HUB brings the best of the best from the Fringe arena, providing a mixture of stand-up comedians and sketch show performers, in a dynamic, energetic and overall marvellous showcase of the talent that has come to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival... 

Lush Spa Nights

Lush Spa Nights

Relax after a busy day at the Fringe with live acoustic music from local artists, a complimentary cuppa and free hand and arm or head massage treatment in the tranquil environment of the Lush Spa... 

Late Night Variety with The Martini Encounter

Late Night Variety with The Martini Encounter

A cheeky dollop of late night variety, hosted by the witty and playful ukulele strumming, close harmony singing trio – The Martini Encounter. Featuring special guests nightly on a bill which bulges with the best and naughtiest cabaret and variety acts from the Fringe... 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for a third year, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents a morning of some of the best names in children's entertainment. Hosted by Bec Hill and Tom Goodliffe. Full line up and further information visit www... 

Funny Women Awards 2015 Semi-Final

Funny Women Awards 2015 Semi-Final

The Funny Women Awards have been promoting female comic talent for over a decade, and witnessed some fantastic acts who are now major names on the comedy circuit. Join us for a stellar line-up of up-and-coming comic performers, all vying for a place in the Funny Women Awards Final, and a chance to spot the next big thing! All proceeds from the Awards go to domestic violence charity, Refuge. 

Comedy Club 4 Kids 4 Grown-Ups

Comedy Club 4 Kids 4 Grown-Ups

Metaphorically, if our afternoon Comedy Club 4 Kids shows are Doctor Who, then this is the Torchwood spin-off. Darker. Grittier. Based on a time rift. Our 'really funny' ***** (Fest) family shows are open to everyone aged 6+, and the rudest word you'll hear there is ‘bum’... 

Cabaret at Le Monde

Cabaret at Le Monde

Despite the exceptional charm of host Bruce Devlin, the acts for Cabaret at Le Monde tonight lack conviction; performers having seemingly little motive other than to plug their own shows... 

Barry from Watford's Bingo Bonanza

Barry from Watford's Bingo Bonanza

The nation's favourite octogenarian, star of BBC Radio 4's forthcoming series Barry's Lunch Club and regular on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon, returns to Edinburgh after his hit 2013 show with his iconic regular London club night that celebrates variety and bingo! Part stand-up, part old style variety and part bingo, it's a show not to be missed if you just like your comedy really funny and not thought provoking! 'Wonderfully observed ... 

The Bollywood Express

The Bollywood Express

Bollywood... rich, flamboyant, loud and downright entertaining! Presented to you by the students of The Aditya Birla Integrated School, India, a school for children with learning difficulties... 

Roaring Accordion

Roaring Accordion

Get ready for trouble! Accordion-punk auteur, Strangely's ‘rollicking, singalong, one-man cabaret riot’ (BroadwayBaby.com) has captivated crowds in sell-out shows on four continents... 

HUB Fresh

HUB Fresh

The best place for discovering new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a weekly line-up of comedians, all making their Pleasance debuts this year. See established acts performing alongside the best comedy newcomers... 

Die Roten Punkte – Haus Party

Die Roten Punkte – Haus Party

For the first time, Die Roten Punkte's Otto and Astrid bring their late night cult hit to Edinburgh! A ganz-toll line-up of musical comedy, variety and party game madness from Berlin's self-proclaimed best band ever! Ich liebe Haus Party! 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Just arrived? Then here's the showcase just for you. Every day Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza... 

Anarchy Cabaret (Return of the Tight Six)

Anarchy Cabaret (Return of the Tight Six)

Straight from London's comedy and cabaret circuit: Harry Scott-Moncrieff, Faye Treacy, Steve Mclean and Oh Standfast return following their hit run of 2014 (Daily Mirror, Pick of the Fringe)... 

Stand-Up Tragedy

Stand-Up Tragedy

‘Takes in everything from music to comedy and is characterised by an emphasis on truth’ (Independent). A variety show that explores tragedy. Comedians, musicians, storytellers and more combine into a different line-up every night and on Mondays we’ll even have exciting special guest hosts... 

The Sweet Release

The Sweet Release

This is how your night at the Fringe ends, not with a whimper, but a bang! Join us as we present the hottest up and coming acts from all across the Fringe for our late night revue. Check out our Twitter feed @sweet_release18 and website to find out which new Fringe acts will be performing here every night throughout the festival... 

Jayde Adams' Kahuzzi!

Jayde Adams' Kahuzzi!

Join multi award-winning comedian Jayde Adams in Kahuzzi! A night chock-full of laughter and featuring the hottest acts from around the festival, all month long. 

The Vegas 3

The Vegas 3

The Vegas 3 – the best show in town performing an hour of the finest swing ever sung by Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr, as well as some of the other great showmen of the era like Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin and Tony Bennett and not forgetting recent crooners like Michael Bublé... 

Vive La Variété

Vive La Variété

A must-see cocktail of the best in sensational cabaret, comedy, burlesque and musical entertainment. Vive La Variété takes the best of the Fringe and adds a pinch of secret magic to create a stunning new show every night... 

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe

Now in its eighth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy, cabaret and entertainment, hosted by Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene... 

Myrtle Throgmorton, Ancient Heckler

Myrtle Throgmorton, Ancient Heckler

Game old trout and enthusiast for all things Scottish, Myrtle offers a lifetime of observations on many splendid things: love, comedy, the demise of the gusset, Rabbie Burns, decrepitude and pimping your Zimmer to list but a few... 

Jo Coffey: Curiously Caffeinated

Jo Coffey: Curiously Caffeinated

All the short jokes got told and this is what happens next. Stand-up and general malarkey from the circuit's fourth smallest comic.  

Soho Comedy at the Fringe

Soho Comedy at the Fringe

An hour and a half of top-quality comedy by the best acts at the Fringe chosen by London’s famous Soho Comedy Club, rated by Time Out as one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Clubs in London... 

Tom Binns: The Club Sets

Tom Binns: The Club Sets

One man, three hilarious comedy acts. Award-winning Ivan Brackenbury (Hospital Radio DJ) and Ian D Montfort (psychic) are joined by Tom's equally inventive and skilful new act Uncle Jim for some lunchtime laughs... 

Bark

Bark

Unique nightly events where performance and art intertwine. Bark hosts an impressive line-up of local and international talent across varying genres, including: theatre, neo cabaret, music, spoken word, visual art, workshops and more... 

Ken Crystal Afternoon Showcase

Ken Crystal Afternoon Showcase

Grab a beer, nurse your hangover and relax. This is a fun knock about hour of stand-up. Imaan Hadchiti, Toby Adams, Stuart Black plus daily guests. (Maybe even the mysterious Ken Crystal... 

Kate Lucas – Work in Progress

Kate Lucas – Work in Progress

Some people know exactly what to say, exactly what to think and exactly how to behave. They breeze through life with grace, efficiency and ease. Bastards. Kate does not. A kooky blend of niceness and cynicism, with a ‘razor sharp wit’ (BroadwayBaby... 

Light Relief

Light Relief

A fast-moving, award-winning comedy show featuring original songs, sketches, satire, stand-up and a caption competition to win an excellent bottle of wine... Special guests: Sacha Distilled, Page 3 Girl Traci, Nicola Sturgeon, James Bond, Alex Salmond, Agnetha from ABBA, Nigel Farage, Whiplash & Partners, Ana and Christian from Fifty Shades Darker... 

Gamer Gamer

Gamer Gamer

Award-winning comedians play classic, rare and brand new videogames in the battle to become Edinburgh’s Games Master. Face-offs, rants and the minimum necessary actual physical violence – with different guests every show... 

Best of Burlesque

Best of Burlesque

Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque returns to Assembly for a third triumphant year with a special World Burlesque Games Euro semi-finals edition. Competing burlesque and variety stars battle it out for spots in the WBG 2015 finals in London... 

Miss Behave's Gameshow

Miss Behave's Gameshow

A renegade Gameshow for the austerity generation. Part game show, variety show, and disco... Important: Bring-briiiiing your phones! Expect big prizes, and surprise VIP guests in this unique strain of idiocy, fun and chaos from the award-winning Miss Behave... 

Ali Brice presents: Eric Meat Has No Proof, Only Memories of Pasta

Ali Brice presents: Eric Meat Has No Proof, Only Memories of Pasta

Brice is back with a host of silly characters. Eric Meat is heartbroken, can't cook spaghetti, and out to do what he wants. Join him as he tries to find out exactly who he is. It could be disastrous... 

Lili la Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

Lili la Scala: Another F*cking Variety Show

The hottest ticket of the Fringe is back! Treat yourself to a late night date with Lili la Scala and her glittering cavalcade of Cabarati. Previous guests include Jason Manford and The Boy With Tape on His Face... 

Phil Nichol’s Cray Cray Cabaret

Phil Nichol’s Cray Cray Cabaret

From the award-winning star of Catastrophe (Channel 4) and Uncle (BBC3), and the producers of award-winning megashow The Wrestling comes the anarchic late night gang-show of your dreams... 

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Life's weightier questions are thoroughly demolished in Dan Lees' Brainchild, an award-winning physical comedy that veers from the profound to the ridiculous. A host of bizarre characters explore the futility of our existence, from a cheese-loving Pope to a lonely cowboy with only a goldfish for a friend...