Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Despite everything that’s happened, Tom is still talking about his penis. 

Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Good people do bad things and bad people do good things. 

The Six Stages of a Break-Up

The Six Stages of a Break-Up

A world comedic debut, one-woman show written by and starring Anaïs Gralpois. 

I'm F*cking My Agent

I'm F*cking My Agent

A play about consent, castings and cappuccinos. 

Whispers

Whispers

Living in repressed times when to choose your husband wasn’t a right but a rare privilege, PM Jones finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage. 

Pat Cahill: Work in Progress

Pat Cahill: Work in Progress

My WIP will likely include songs about buying a Pritt Stick, sleepy eyes and absolutely loads of double entendres if I have my way. 

Church Girl, Interrupted

Church Girl, Interrupted

Stand-up, sarcasm and uncomfortable confessions combine in this true story about life as a Jesus girl. 

Monoslogue

Monoslogue

A moving one-woman show about the trials and tribulations of living with chronic pain. 

Toby Isaacs: Existence is Futile

Toby Isaacs: Existence is Futile

Toby, an unambitious 30-something wants to make the world a better place, but takes umbrage at most of its citizens because he doesn’t have a pension. 

Peter Fleming's Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC

Peter Fleming's Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC

Warped telly nostalgia from award-winning character comedian Tom Burgess. 

Bex's Chainsaw Moussaka

Bex's Chainsaw Moussaka

There’ll be no deep storytelling, no moral messages at the end but there might just be quick-fire jokes, wordplay, characters, impressions and if you’re lucky some meaty layers b… 

American Sex Brain

American Sex Brain

A hilarious and edgy stand-up hour that examines what it’s like to see the world through cum-tinted glasses. 

Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Fantasy, escapism, stand-up comedy. 

Richard Wright: Into The Wright-Verse

Richard Wright: Into The Wright-Verse

Every universe has an Edinburgh Fringe but the multiverse is collapsing. 

Tim Key: Mulberry

Tim Key: Mulberry

Tim Key (Alan Partridge, The Witchfinder, Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme) is back with an all-new show. 

Paul Brown Sings Andy Williams

Paul Brown Sings Andy Williams

Paul Brown Sings Andy Williams is a solo acoustic concert showcasing many of Andy Williams’ greatest hits. 

Alice Cockayne: Attention Needed

Alice Cockayne: Attention Needed

Attention Needed is a fearless ride through stupidity and chaos. 

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut in Qatar

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut in Qatar

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

Dave Johns: A Comic's Tale

Dave Johns: A Comic's Tale

Spending well over half his life as a much-loved stand-up comic, the award-winning star of Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake returns to Edinburgh for one last time with the show he’s alw… 

Tickbox

Tickbox

How did a Pakistani family cope when arriving in cold and wet Scotland? Like many migrants they used food to make friends. 

Darren McGarvey’s The Social Distance Between Us – Live

Darren McGarvey’s The Social Distance Between Us – Live

If all the best people are in all the best jobs, why is Britain such a f*cking bin fire? Orwell prize-winning author, BAFTA nominated broadcaster and celebrated hip-hop artist Darr… 

Wild Son: The Testimony of Christian Brando

Wild Son: The Testimony of Christian Brando

Set under the white-hot glare of Hollywood and celebrity, Wild Son is the story of Marlon Brando’s troubled, headline-making son… in his own words. 

Don't Ask Don't Get, Baby

Don't Ask Don't Get, Baby

Alice has always been told she was special, but as she reaches adolescence she can’t help but think it’s just a nicer word for different. 

Shakespeare's Fool

Shakespeare's Fool

William ‘Cavaliero’ Kempe was one of the finest performers of the Elizabethan age. 

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut in Qatar

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut in Qatar

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

Val from Anfield

Val from Anfield

After months of fighting to save her home from developers, Val has finally conceded. 

Kill The Frippery

Kill The Frippery

A brand-new stand-up show from David Watson about getting rid of the things that hold you back, which would be: vanity, pastry and Twitter. 

SAY IF IT'S NOT OKAY

SAY IF IT'S NOT OKAY

Darkly comedic one-woman show about our natural inclination to go with the flow. 

Paddy Goes to Petra

Paddy Goes to Petra

Rural Ireland meets the Middle East when Paddy, a proud Irish man, loses his lust for life after a family tragedy. 

Caitlin

Caitlin

Before Dylan Thomas drank himself to death at the tender age of 39, he and his bohemian wife, Caitlin, binged and brawled their way round the bars of Britain in the 1930s and 40s. 

Lost Voice Guy: Cerebral LOLsy

Lost Voice Guy: Cerebral LOLsy

Following a sell-out UK tour, Lost Voice Guy returns to Edinburgh with his brand-new show. 

Dog / Actor

Dog / Actor

Two hilarious and explosive plays written by Steven Berkoff, performed back-to-back by the same actor. 

Around the World Backwards

Around the World Backwards

Travel – always exciting, especially when the man of your dreams pops up to join you. 

By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon

We find Lila alone in a hospital for the criminally insane in 1928. 

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

The role of the weather girl is one of the most iconic in the TV landscape. 

Angelos Epithemiou: Can I Just Show You What I've Got?

Angelos Epithemiou: Can I Just Show You What I've Got?

Angelos is here standing in front of people for about seven days, maybe more if he can get time off at the stables. 

Good Enough

Good Enough

The hilarious and profound emotional roller-coaster true story of renowned storyteller, Ted McGrath. 

Bulletproof Unicorn

Bulletproof Unicorn

Texas, July 2021. 

Almost 13

Almost 13

Almost 13 is a solo drama about a young girl surviving a hot, violent summer in Brooklyn. 

Clara: Sex, Love and Classical Music

Clara: Sex, Love and Classical Music

Clara tells the story of 19th century piano star Clara Schumann. 

A Young Girl's Guide to Madness

A Young Girl's Guide to Madness

Have you ever felt isolated and confused about the world? Surrounded by judgement, pressure and horrifically high beauty standards, Jess confesses her innermost thoughts to you all… 

Nick Everritt: Quiet

Nick Everritt: Quiet

Watch in awe as quiet man Nick Everritt establishes a comedic persona and performs a series of jokes. 

Mamoun Elagab: Work in Progress

Mamoun Elagab: Work in Progress

Rising star Mamoun wants to share with you his unfiltered, idiosyncratic and unorthodox world view – the things you think about and never say out loud. 

Phil Green: 90s Boy – Blair, the Lovegun and Me

Phil Green: 90s Boy – Blair, the Lovegun and Me

Remember the 90s or want to find out what the hell was going on then? Do you have a non-typical brain or know someone who does? Then you’ll want to join South East New Comedian fin… 

Mary O'Connell: There's Something Wrong With Mary (WIP)

Mary O'Connell: There's Something Wrong With Mary (WIP)

Mary O’Connell is conflicted: she hates capitalism but she loves to shop. 

Caspar Thomas: Sleight of Handkerchief

Caspar Thomas: Sleight of Handkerchief

Having had plenty of time to practise, Caspar returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new magic show. 

Trouble on Six

Trouble on Six

If you were conceived to fix your parent’s marriage, obsess over whether people like you, and have visited your dad in prison, then this show is for you! Left to raise himself by… 

Self Service

Self Service

Breaking down? Lost the manual? Book in for this funny (meta)physical dive into how to keep going. 

Sugar

Sugar

One girl. 

Angus Coutts: Spicy Accountant

Angus Coutts: Spicy Accountant

In mid 2020 Angus Coutts tried to make money by selling naked pictures of himself online. 

Potty Training With Joey Rinaldi

Potty Training With Joey Rinaldi

As a teenager, Joey didn’t expect to be in a hospital bed from a near-death penis injury with three traumatic surgeries, two clumsy catheters and one overwhelming desire to wreak… 

Mo-to-the-oncle

Mo-to-the-oncle

There’s a time and place for a monocle: 2022 and a New York high school are neither of them. 

Gavin Webster: Greatest Hits

Gavin Webster: Greatest Hits

In 1992 Gavin Webster was in a double act where he was actually the straight man, so he decided to go it alone. 

A Thousand Sons

A Thousand Sons

Weapons of mass destruction. 

Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion

Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion

Lee never understood why people sometimes thought he was unusual. 

Harvey Greenfield is Running Late

Harvey Greenfield is Running Late

A ground-breaking piece of comedic theatre that asks a simple question: Is it possible to please everyone, all of the time? And at what cost to your family and health? In this fast… 

Mysteries: An Hour of Impossibility

Mysteries: An Hour of Impossibility

Charming Scottish mind reader Cameron Gibson has been amazing audiences all over the world with his fun, engaging and interactive style of stage shows for several years. 

Malone Dies

Malone Dies

‘I call myself an octogenarian, but I cannot prove it. 

Lobsteroperation!

Lobsteroperation!

Lobster is not a fish, or an oyster, or a bird, and certainly not a kangaroo. 

Some Other Mirror

Some Other Mirror

A solo show about a gender identity crisis, in the high-pressure isolation of lockdown. 

Zav

Zav

Zav is a comedy drama, a one-person show set over 20 years in the life of Zav, an ordinary road worker who becomes a successful photographer. 

Ghislaine/Gabler

Ghislaine/Gabler

Why does a victim become a predator? In isolation, Ghislaine Maxwell maintains innocence whilst reliving the psychological abuse endured from her father. 

Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness

Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness

Once upon a time, there was a Princess born to a King and Queen who were banished from the island of Ériu and forced to flee to America in a coffin ship. 

Doris Does The Edinboiger Fridge

Doris Does The Edinboiger Fridge

She’s not your average little old lady. 

Playing God

Playing God

Meg lives a promiscuous, carefree life of hedonism, with little responsibility. 

My Own Private Shakespeare

My Own Private Shakespeare

From a single fateful phone call taken reluctantly from the toilet, a Shakespearean actor finds his world collapsing around him. 

A Eulogy for Roman

A Eulogy for Roman

A young man called Milo arrives in Scotland with an urn and a promise – to eulogize the recent death of his childhood best friend. 

Plan V: The Joyful Cult of Pussy Worship

Plan V: The Joyful Cult of Pussy Worship

Part stand-up, part TED talk, part Vagina Monologue, this sex-positive solo show dives deep into the ancient art of going down, and what it takes to make the pussy purr. 

Transatlantic

Transatlantic

Transatlantic is a true story of the French immigrant experience. 

Velvet Determination

Velvet Determination

Cynthia grew up playing classical piano in a Colorado town, but she was determined to achieve the keys to success by attending a prestigious New York City music school. 

Acuña Acuna

Acuña Acuna

A one-person comedy show based on comedian Erick Acuña’s real life as a Peruvian Latino living in the United States. 

Brother's Keeper

Brother's Keeper

This is a play about courageous survival. 

Richard Pulsford: A Bit More Rich

Richard Pulsford: A Bit More Rich

One-liners and light-hearted jokes from the UK Pun Championships winner 2022 and Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up 2021. 

UK Underdog

UK Underdog

UK Underdog is a solo show based on true events in a London, Jewish boy’s life. 

Jo Caulfield: Here Comes Trouble

Jo Caulfield: Here Comes Trouble

Comedy award winner 2021. 

Menopausal Mayhem

Menopausal Mayhem

Menopausal Mayhem is the perfect antidote to the doom and gloom surrounding the menopause. 

Like a Sack of Potatoes

Like a Sack of Potatoes

A hillbilly gothic tale of an Appalachian tobacco farmer’s love for his family and the extremes he will go to protect them. 

With All Jew Respect

With All Jew Respect

My show is about growing up, getting old and having an 88-year-old Jewish mother (now with no filter) who is making me ‘Jewrotic’ (neurotic and Jewish. 

Comoedia

Comoedia

The most famous characters of the Commedia dell’arte in a one-man show: two couples of lovers, a silly old father, two twin brothers detached for a long time… Among funny and u… 

Color Inside the Lines

Color Inside the Lines

An insistent palm-reading drag queen declares Jenny will never find love, sending her reeling back to a high school match-making scheme that horrifyingly matched her with the bigge… 

Kurt Vonnegut: My Lives' Stories

Kurt Vonnegut: My Lives' Stories

On the occasion of the centenary of Kurt Vonnegut’s birth, Fringe veteran Todd Wronski presents a portrait of one of the 20th century’s great writers using Vonnegut’s own unique sp… 

Dear Little Loz

Dear Little Loz

Dear Little Loz is a poetic exploration of love – love for the scabby boys in Blackpool, dodgy dates with Dave and the desperate need for a daddy-daughter connection. 

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Weapons of Mass Distraction

After a sold-out Fringe run in 2021, Michael Welch is back to examine his struggles in a technology-dependent world in which he increasingly grapples to pay attention. 

Pundemic

Pundemic

From running an online pun show gaining hundreds of thousands of views to the culmination of an appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, a lot has happened over the last two years for t… 

Sex Me I'm Irish

Sex Me I'm Irish

Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his solo show to Edinburgh. 

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide to Life

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide to Life

Live! Laugh! Liquidate! is the message 8-year-old Charmian got from Hammer film She. 

Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

Direct from sell-out shows, an extensive UK tour and London season, Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell’s stunning solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone returns with … 

Louise Leigh Amused

Louise Leigh Amused

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year finalist Louise Leigh was supposed to write her Magnum Opus: a searing commentary on men, menopause and menthol rub, a meditation on the natu… 

Adele Cliff: In the Dark

Adele Cliff: In the Dark

Knowledge is power, power corrupts, corruption is bad, Adele is good. 

Nina Hills: Peri-meno... What Now?

Nina Hills: Peri-meno... What Now?

Nina was going through life quite nicely, when – pow! Suddenly she wasn’t! Fear and anxiety crept into normal everyday situations. 

Amy Matthews: Moreover, The Moon

Amy Matthews: Moreover, The Moon

Amy’s hotly anticipated debut hour explores ‘main character syndrome’ – that feeling of being the lead in a film of your life (even when you don’t always feel like the writ… 

Jim Daly: Football and Fatherhood

Jim Daly: Football and Fatherhood

Debut show from award-winning (and he will prove it) internet comedy sensation, Jim Daly (50+ million views). 

Jacob Hatton: Relax! (Exclamation Mark)

Jacob Hatton: Relax! (Exclamation Mark)

Take a chill pill! Stay calm! Relax! I know, the exclamation marks aren’t helping! Over the last two years, Jacob somehow predicted the pandemic in his 2019 show, got hitched and w… 

NDOG: Northerners Deliberating Over Gentrification

NDOG: Northerners Deliberating Over Gentrification

Cheeky Yorkshire comedian Stefan Harvey presents some very silly characters exploring a very serious topic. 

Milo Edwards: Voicemail

Milo Edwards: Voicemail

Milo hasn’t received a voicemail in some time. 

Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Kirsty overshares her funny bits. 

Jake Baker: Unity

Jake Baker: Unity

Join this multi award-winning comedian for his debut hour of laughs as he tries to unravel the great questions of our time, like: Why does anyone believe the Earth is flat? Can you… 

David Ephgrave: Good Grief

David Ephgrave: Good Grief

David nails losing parents, so you don’t have to (NB you’ll still have to). 

American Sex Brain

American Sex Brain

A hilarious and edgy stand-up hour that examines what it’s like to see the world through cum-tinted glasses. 

Anthony Schuman: I Just Want to Be a Good Dad

Anthony Schuman: I Just Want to Be a Good Dad

A twisted stand-up comedy quest to understand fatherhood. 

Nik Coppin: Shark

Nik Coppin: Shark

The affable, internationally well-travelled comedian returns to the Fringe with more hilarious anecdotes, observations, audience interaction and banter as well as some insightful c… 

AfroPolitiCool

AfroPolitiCool

From Vogue magazine to putting Piers Morgan in his place and zombifying politicians on Question Time. 

Andy Macleod: Anoint My Head – How I Failed to Make it as a Britpop Indie Rockstar

Andy Macleod: Anoint My Head – How I Failed to Make it as a Britpop Indie Rockstar

A one-man show set in early 90s London about a band who didn’t become rich or famous but had a manager who did. 

Stefania Licari: Medico

Stefania Licari: Medico

Real-life doctor and award-winning comedian Stefania Licari brings her alter ego to the stage in Medico – a hysterical and moving exploration of the medical world, immigration an… 

Ben Lund-Conlon: Lies, Damned Lies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Ben Lund-Conlon: Lies, Damned Lies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Into every generation, a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. 

Tamar Broadbent Presents... Stacey Solo

Tamar Broadbent Presents... Stacey Solo

A strong female lead (detective) faces the toughest case of her career in this comedy crime show by Tamar Broadbent (BBC Radio 4, Boom Chicago). 

Michelle Kalt: God Hates You

Michelle Kalt: God Hates You

In her first solo show, Swiss Comedy Talent Award finalist Michelle Kalt tackles the aftermath of an embarrassingly peaceful break-up, covering everything from bad dates (or whatev… 

Illegally Funny

Illegally Funny

Sid Singh: comedian, human rights lawyer and idiot. 

Are You Being Murdered?

Are You Being Murdered?

World premiere of a new murder mystery starring Arthur Bostrom (‘Allo ‘Allo!) set in the golden age of BBC sitcoms, from the acclaimed Father Brown writer David Semple. 

Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

Martha McBrier: Who Knew?

‘Naturally charismatic storyteller’ (Fest) weaves a shocking but very funny account of her youth. 

Julie Grady Thomas: American Scum

Julie Grady Thomas: American Scum

Debut stand-up hour from your favourite, local American. 

Standing at the Back

Standing at the Back

Self-doubt? Low self-esteem? Well, this sounds cheery. 

Gabe Mollica: A Show About Friendship

Gabe Mollica: A Show About Friendship

New York Comedian Gabe Mollica started comedy the day after he got broken up with. 

Ryan Wingfield: Trophy Husband

Ryan Wingfield: Trophy Husband

Comedian by night, stay-at-home-dad / trophy husband by day! International comedian Ryan Wingfield shares his take on the challenges of family life and other experiences in this so… 

Müller's Last Tape

Müller's Last Tape

Last year, while clearing out my grandfather’s house, I stumbled across hundreds of hidden envelopes. 

Gerry Carroll: A Man in My Position

Gerry Carroll: A Man in My Position

He’s a stand-up and a clown. 

Gareth Waugh: Doozy

Gareth Waugh: Doozy

Dogs on Instagram and more excruciatingly hilarious revelations from one of Scotland’s fastest-rising stars who’s stormed New York’s Off-Broadway and opened for Daniel Sloss,… 

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty to Me

Eleanor Conway: Talk Dirty to Me

Following her first US tour and millions of views over lockdown for her blunt takes on dating and being a child-free badass, this award-winning stand-up is back with a sex-positive… 

Will Preston Can't Face Reality

Will Preston Can't Face Reality

Reality is overrated. 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health, not just mental illness. 

Kai Humphries: Mischief!

Kai Humphries: Mischief!

‘Downright hilarious!’ (Edinburgh Evening News). 

Casey Balsham: Inconceivable

Casey Balsham: Inconceivable

Inconceivable comes from the mind of wannabe mama and stand-up comedian Casey Balsham. 

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of Live at the Apollo returns with a brand new hour of ‘confessional storytelling at its funniest’ ***** (Herald). 

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Catherine Bohart loves control, hates change and is a serial planner. 

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. 

Luca Cupani: Happy Orphan

Luca Cupani: Happy Orphan

What if your mum’s death turns out to be one of the best things that happened to you? The nonsense of Italian bureaucracy and a grotesque email from the cemetery lead Luca to a bri… 

Eric Rushton: I Had a Dream and You Were All in It

Eric Rushton: I Had a Dream and You Were All in It

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2020, Eric Rushton brings his highly anticipated debut hour to the festival. 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health, not just mental illness. 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Unapologetically Indian, irreverently American. 

Marrow

Marrow

‘I’m a faggot. 

Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

If it isn’t your old internet friend, Dr Giggles. 

The Sian Clarke Experience

The Sian Clarke Experience

An ode to every man who has belittled her, made her feel unsafe, objectified her, told her she can’t be funny, called her a slut, told her to smile more. 

Amy Gledhill: The Girl Before The Girl You Marry

Amy Gledhill: The Girl Before The Girl You Marry

Intranet sensation Amy Gledhill (1/3 of cult double act The Delightful Sausage) makes her Fringe debut with a show about resilience and dancing. 

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. 

Richard David-Caine: Tall, Dark and Anxious

Richard David-Caine: Tall, Dark and Anxious

High-octane character comedy from one of the UK’s foremost TV sketch comedians, as seen in the BAFTA-winning series Horrible Histories, Class Dismissed and People Just Do Nothing… 

Russell Arathoon: The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

Russell Arathoon: The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

‘Russell’s mum believes the whole pandemic is one huge elaborate excuse to get Bradley Walsh more airtime on British TV and Russell is just grateful for a chance to catch up on the… 

Stuart Goldsmith: A Shared Illusion (WIP)

Stuart Goldsmith: A Shared Illusion (WIP)

A new work in progress from the host of The Comedian’s Comedian podcast. 

gosh!

gosh!

‘Thanks for coming to audition. 

Tom Stade: The High Road

Tom Stade: The High Road

Tom’s been trying to remember what was important before responsibility and fear got in the way. 

Mary Bourke: The Brutal Truth

Mary Bourke: The Brutal Truth

The show contains nothing but jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes … 

Laura Davis: If This Is It

Laura Davis: If This Is It

Laura Davis is internationally acclaimed as one of the strongest, most distinctive comedy voices around. 

Destiny

Destiny

Destiny dreams big. 

Rosie Holt: The Woman's Hour

Rosie Holt: The Woman's Hour

Social media sensation and Chortle Award winner Rosie Holt debuts an hour of character comedy based on her hit satirical videos. 

Opal Fruits

Opal Fruits

‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp. 

Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder

Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder

Growing up with a schizophrenic mom, and a grandmother who stole from buffets and fed her false realities, Atsuko is now stunted as an adult. 

Rachel Bradley: Beauty for Ashes

Rachel Bradley: Beauty for Ashes

In her Fringe debut, one of the hottest names on America’s comedy circuit shares her journey from daughter, to best friend, to caregiver in a poignant but laughter-filled hour. 

Lauren Pattison: It Is What It Is

Lauren Pattison: It Is What It Is

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Lauren is back with a brand-new show. 

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What If I Hadn't Gone Blind?)

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What If I Hadn't Gone Blind?)

Could you see the funny side to going blind? Ten (well, now twelve) years on from losing most of his sight, Tom looks back at a decade of being blind and wonders what might have be… 

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird

Welcome to the great indoors. 

Age Is a Feeling

Age Is a Feeling

Your life from the day of your 25th birthday through to your death. 

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Winner of Les Enfants Terribles Award 2022. 

Please, Feel Free to Share

Please, Feel Free to Share

Alex is a social success. 

SK Shlomo: Breathe: The Play That Becomes a Rave

SK Shlomo: Breathe: The Play That Becomes a Rave

In aid of the suicide charity CALM, and sound-tracked live with songs from his upcoming second album, the acclaimed beatboxer is back with Breathe: a breathtakingly theatrical disp… 

Pip Utton as Dylan

Pip Utton as Dylan

Performer: Fringe legend Pip Utton, Stage Special Award for Excellence, etc. 

Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

A new play from acclaimed writer Philip Stokes (Heroin(e) for Breakfast). 

Home is Not the Place

Home is Not the Place

A powerful production telling the remarkable story of the short life and lost work of Kerala writer PM John, shortly before India’s independence from British rule. 

Janeane Garofalo: Pardon My Tangent

Janeane Garofalo: Pardon My Tangent

The iconic American comedian and actress returns with her acerbic wit, following multiple sell-out runs. 

Sam Lake: Cake

Sam Lake: Cake

Debut hour from nice young man, Sam Lake. 

Alison Spittle: Wet

Alison Spittle: Wet

Alison loves to do star jumps in the water. 

Alice Brine: Brinestorm

Alice Brine: Brinestorm

One time, Alice got kicked out of an airport because her passport was covered in glow stick – and that’s just the start. 

EastEndless

EastEndless

Finally – the scandalous truth behind EastEnders revealed! Gasp as walk-on actor Tony Coventry lifts the lid and spills his beans! Performed by James Holmes. 

Rachel Fairburn: Can I Be Awful?

Rachel Fairburn: Can I Be Awful?

Brassy, abrasive, rude, belligerent. 

Eme Essien: Flat Shoes In The Club

Eme Essien: Flat Shoes In The Club

Ever wondered what takes a girl so long to get ready on a night out? It’s Saturday night, the big girls’ night out and this girl is trying to get ready on time. 

Red Richardson: Shots Fired

Red Richardson: Shots Fired

Red Richardson is one of Britain’s best up-and-coming comedians. 

Celya AB: Swimming

Celya AB: Swimming

The stunning debut hour full of ‘sharp and observant gags’ (Joe Lycett) from one of comedy’s most exciting breakthrough voices. 

Tim Key: Mulberry

Tim Key: Mulberry

Tim Key (Alan Partridge, The Witchfinder, Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme) is back with an all-new show. 

Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher

The Queens of Cups draw upon their years teaching, in OffFest nominee Bad Teacher. 

Bloody Mary: Live!

Bloody Mary: Live!

Teen Queen Mary Tudor takes to the mic to rehab her ‘bloody’ image. 

Sunil Patel: Faster Horses

Sunil Patel: Faster Horses

‘If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses’ (Henry Ford). 

Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man

Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man

Physical comedy meets Hollywood. 

Lew Fitz: Soft Lad

Lew Fitz: Soft Lad

Amused Moose New Comic winner and BBC New Comedy Award-nominated northerner Lew had a breakdown and ran away from home, forever. 

Patrick Spicer: Who's This All of a Sudden?

Patrick Spicer: Who's This All of a Sudden?

Debut hour from one of the most exciting acts on the UK comedy circuit and one of the most pathetic cringing worms (as seen on The Mash Report (BBC2), BBC3 and Channel 4 Online. 

The Ballad of Mulan

The Ballad of Mulan

Woman, warrior, legend. 

Shazia Mirza: Coconut

Shazia Mirza: Coconut

What have I been doing this past two years? Apart from sitting on the settee in my pyjamas, squeezing my ingrowing hairs whilst watching documentaries on Ted Bundy? I have been sta… 

Pauline

Pauline

Ever read your grandmother’s suicide note? Sophie has. 

Mary Beth Barone: Silly Little Girl

Mary Beth Barone: Silly Little Girl

Join Mary Beth for her eagerly anticipated debut hour, as she shares her checkered journey as an aspiring young starlet through to the present day, covering a range of topics like … 

PUSH

PUSH

This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence. 

Grace Petrie: Butch Ado About Nothing

Grace Petrie: Butch Ado About Nothing

‘Whining folk singer’ (Telegraph), lesbian and checked-shirt collector Grace Petrie has been incorrectly called Sir everyday of her adult life, and, having exhausted her capacity f… 

Alice Fraser: Chronos

Alice Fraser: Chronos

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

Esther Manito: #NotAllMen

Esther Manito: #NotAllMen

In her award-winning stand-up show, Esther Manito (Live at the Apollo, The Stand Up Sketch Show) looks back at the era of lad mags, landlines and cock-n-ball graffiti. 

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

Charlie Russell wants to do a show in Edinburgh, but all she can think about is what she wants people to think of it and, ultimately, of her. 

Make-up

Make-up

Lady Christina leaves the stage after another performance above another pub. 

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 the terrible teen emo band he was in and also his first school crush. 

Hal Cruttenden: It's Best You Hear It From Me

Hal Cruttenden: It's Best You Hear It From Me

After 21 years and 224 days Hal’s back being single. 

Cerys Bradley: Sportsperson

Cerys Bradley: Sportsperson

Sportsperson is written and performed by Cerys Bradley (Soho Theatre Young Company, Amused Moose semi-finalist, 2020). 

Stewart Lee: Snowflake

Stewart Lee: Snowflake

In the last ever performances of this show, Stewart Lee, ‘the world’s greatest living stand-up’ (Times), looks at how the Covid-Brexit era has impacted on the culture war declare… 

Lightweight

Lightweight

The true story of a complicated young woman’s attempts to survive anorexia and maintain a debilitatingly positive attitude in post 9/11 New York City. 

Will Mars: My Life in One-Liners

Will Mars: My Life in One-Liners

Will used to think his life was a joke – but he was wrong, it’s more like 300. 

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

After an enormous UK and Australia tour and an Amazon special, the Taskmaster runner-up and accidental YouTube cult leader brings his most popular show so far back to where it bega… 

Richard Stott: Afterparty

Richard Stott: Afterparty

Welcome to the afterparty, but don’t stay forever! We all leave the party at different times but have you hung on until the sun is coming through the curtains, the music’s got we… 

Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think

Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think

Justin is back: still funny, yet middle-aged. 

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson is alone. 

Finlay Christie: OK Zoomer

Finlay Christie: OK Zoomer

Debut hour from fast-rising star, award-winning stand-up Finlay Christie, who in less than a year has amassed over 100 million views on YouTube and TikTok and an online following o… 

Lily Phillips: Smut

Lily Phillips: Smut

Debut stand-up hour from sarky Londoner Lily Phillips. 

Kwame Asante: Living in Sin

Kwame Asante: Living in Sin

The unachievable expectations of African Jesus! The unholy shame of premarital cohabitation! The unwavering healthcare professionals who dare to oppose the will of God! Edinburgh C… 

Will Duggan: Iceberg

Will Duggan: Iceberg

Comedy’s miserable, cheeky scamp is returning with the weight of the world across his shoulders and some burning questions in his soul. 

Julie Jay: Oops, This Is Toxic

Julie Jay: Oops, This Is Toxic

This dark-comedy love letter to Britney Spears is a nostalgia-fest for anyone who has ever dropped to that Hit Me Baby One More Time beat and for anyone who came of age against the… 

Jamie MacDonald: Reasonably Adjusted

Jamie MacDonald: Reasonably Adjusted

The New York Times – America’s “Daily Record” – asked: what’s the worst that could happen to you? Blindness won! Jamie’s not sure it’s that bad. 

Glenn Moore: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I'm Sixty Moore

Glenn Moore: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I'm Sixty Moore

‘The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill on the Fringe’ (Guardian). 

Rob Rouse: No Refunds

Rob Rouse: No Refunds

Rob Rouse (Bottom, BBC’s Upstart Crow) has performed stand-up since winning So You Think You’re Funny? at Edinburgh in 1998. 

Ruckus

Ruckus

In this one-woman thriller, we see how a loving relationship can sometimes be anything but. 

Bird With Kylie Vincent

Bird With Kylie Vincent

A solo show about a train wreck and her trauma. 

Tom Ward: Anthem

Tom Ward: Anthem

Fresh from his celebrated debut on Live at the Apollo, Tom Ward returns with a brand-new construction of offbeat observations and top-notch whimsical detours. 

Jessica Fostekew: Wench

Jessica Fostekew: Wench

A new show about private things, public things and trying to wrap your big sexy arms around time to keep it still. 

Pain and I

Pain and I

A bold exploration into chronic pain experience, featuring playful choreography, experimental dance, intimate autobiographical text and new classical music composition. 

Look, No Hands

Look, No Hands

Cyclist Vee has no idea why she’s woken up in hospital. 

Myra DuBois' A Problem Shared

Myra DuBois' A Problem Shared

The siren of south Yorkshire steps away from the songs and dedicates her attention to the dying art of conversation. 

Deaf Ears

Deaf Ears

What’s it like growing up when your parents can’t hear? In this poignant and captivating solo show, Joe, therapist and Child of Deaf Adults (CODA), explores his life to answer the … 

Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall

Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall

‘A gem of a show’ ****½ (One4Review. 

Mitch Benn: It's About Time

Mitch Benn: It's About Time

‘The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once’ (Albert Einstein). 

Michael Akadiri: No Scrubs

Michael Akadiri: No Scrubs

Highly anticipated debut hour from comedian and junior doctor. 

The Unicorn

The Unicorn

‘I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy. 

Aurie Styla: Green

Aurie Styla: Green

It has been an interesting couple of years, with a global pandemic showing us a different perspective on life and its meaning. 

Harriet Kemsley: Honeysuckle Island

Harriet Kemsley: Honeysuckle Island

Fed up with being told how to look and behave since she was a teenager, Harriet is taking a long hard squint at the beauty industry through her two remaining false eyelashes. 

Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s complications. 

Pierre Novellie: Why Can't I Just Enjoy Things?

Pierre Novellie: Why Can't I Just Enjoy Things?

Before the plague and WW3 I was a chortling, apple-cheeked blacksmith and now I am a scowling wretch in a tattered cloak. 

Bobby Mair: Cockroach

Bobby Mair: Cockroach

Cockroach is an hour of dark, gut-wrenching stand-up from one of the best comedians in the country. 

John-Luke Roberts: A World Just Like Our Own, But...

John-Luke Roberts: A World Just Like Our Own, But...

There’s a world just like our own, but there isn’t a word for sand. 

Alison Kinnaird: Art in Glass – a Closer Look

Alison Kinnaird: Art in Glass – a Closer Look

Alison Kinnaird is an internationally acclaimed visual artist and musician. 

Stuart McPherson: The Peesh

Stuart McPherson: The Peesh

This year Stuart got alopecia. 

Josie Long: Work in Progress

Josie Long: Work in Progress

Oh, you like Josie Long? Political and personal in one sentence, angry but tender, did a brilliant and much-lauded Fringe show when we last had civilization. 

Sugar

Sugar

At just 22 years old, writer and performer Mabel Thomas brings her debut solo show Sugar to the Fringe. 

It's Fraser Brown, I'm Afraid

It's Fraser Brown, I'm Afraid

It is absolutely not Fraser Brown who needs to be afraid. 

Andrew Maxwell: Reality

Andrew Maxwell: Reality

Maxwell’s back in Edinburgh for the last weekend of August. 

Brave Face

Brave Face

Hoo Hah House's production Brave Face is by far the bravest and powerful production I have seen at the Fringe this year. 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

‘My name is mandla. 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon (Audio Described)

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon (Audio Described)

‘My name is mandla. 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon (BSL-Interpreted)

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon (BSL-Interpreted)

‘My name is mandla. 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

‘My name is mandla. 

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications. 

Brave Face

Brave Face

How many times can a woman be objectified before deciding she’s more human than that? More angry than that… more vengeful than that. 

Bard in the Yard: The Scottish Play

Bard in the Yard: The Scottish Play

Meet Shakespeare, but not the Shakespeare you know. 

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications. 

Leah MacRae: My Big, Fat, Fabulous Diary – The Best Bits!

Leah MacRae: My Big, Fat, Fabulous Diary – The Best Bits!

After a sell-out Scottish tour, Leah MacRae (River City and Gary: Tank Commander) brings her hilarious, rip-roaring, uplifting show for it’s Fringe debut. 

Trust Me, I Was The BBC Doctor

Trust Me, I Was The BBC Doctor

Be prepared for some funny and revealing stories from Dr Colin Thomas on his journey from watching television as a child to wanting to perform at Footlights and finally making it a… 

See You Down the Road, Scotland

See You Down the Road, Scotland

After six years together, one of which was particularly crazy, an American says goodbye to Scotland with the help of a song and a puppet and tries to figure out why she’s leaving. 

Stuart Laws: Putting Zoo

Stuart Laws: Putting Zoo

Stuart is an observational comedian who doesn’t fully understand what he’s observed. 

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Eddie Mullarkey brings you on a hilarious, almost entirely honest and wild journey of growing up as a mama’s boy in the west of Ireland, being a failed Catholic, and coming to term… 

One-Hand Piano

One-Hand Piano

Stefan Warzycki presents a programme of piano music for the left hand including Godowsky’s studies on Chopin’s Op 10 Études, Scenes of Iceland by Thordur Magnusson and Scriabin’s … 

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

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

Jody Kamali and Friends

Jody Kamali and Friends

Jody Kamali presents a multi-character comedy/variety show. 

Lovefool

Lovefool

What if the last time you dated, you were doused in Impulse Body Spray and The Spice Girls were at number one? Finding a phwoar-some trouser-shape to replace her ex-husband won’t… 

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It (Tour Preview)

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It (Tour Preview)

At 41, skinny national treasure Mark Watson is halfway through his days on earth according to his £1. 

Adele Cliff: In the Dark (WIP)

Adele Cliff: In the Dark (WIP)

In her work-in-progress show, In the Dark, Adele ponders the power of knowledge, the power in refusing it, and all things that go on when the lights go off. 

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson is alone. 

The Event

The Event

Multiple Fringe First winner David Calvitto (The House, The Professor) returns with his award-winning 2009 hit. 

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird (WIP)

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird (WIP)

A ‘gut-bustingly funny’ (**** (List)) thing in a turtleneck gives you a makeover for the interior design of your mind. 

Mimi's Suitcase

Mimi's Suitcase

With nothing but the titular suitcase, a trench coat and a scarf, this true story centers on questions of identity, immigration, women’s rights and involuntary displacement in a hu… 

Bobby Mair: Cockroach (WIP)

Bobby Mair: Cockroach (WIP)

Cockroach is an hour of dark, gut-wrenching stand-up from one of the best comedians in the country. 

Harriet Kemsley: Secrets (WIP)

Harriet Kemsley: Secrets (WIP)

Fed up with being told how to look and behave since she was a teenager, Harriet is taking a long hard squint at the beauty industry through her two remaining false eye lashes. 

Adele Cliff: In the Dark (WIP)

Adele Cliff: In the Dark (WIP)

In her work-in-progress show, In the Dark, Adele ponders the power of knowledge, the power in refusing it, and all things that go on when the lights go off. 

Hyenas!

Hyenas!

The Hyenas are taking you out-out on the hen do of your life! So buckle up and suck into that polyester dress! Expect audience participation, crap karaoke and pray we make it out a… 

Jo Caulfield – Four Night Only

Jo Caulfield – Four Night Only

Award-winning comedian. 

Hal Cruttenden – It's Best You Hear It From Me (Tour Preview)

Hal Cruttenden – It's Best You Hear It From Me (Tour Preview)

Hal’s back doing what he does best – performing live comedy, for five nights only! ‘Reminded me how much I love stand up’ (Times). 

I Am Not Victoria Wood

I Am Not Victoria Wood

‘Impressively evocative’ (Chortle. 

Shaparak Khorsandi: It Was the 90s! (WIP)

Shaparak Khorsandi: It Was the 90s! (WIP)

Ah, the 90s! The decade that Shaparak was in her twenties and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the school. 

Jay Lafferty: Blether

Jay Lafferty: Blether

There is an incredible sense of comfort that I feel upon entering the Dining Room at Gilded Balloon to see Jay Lafferty’s Blether. 

Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

A tale of the songs that lead us into the future and the ones that call us home; this show is a masterpiece in storytelling and soul. 

Don't Crap in Your Onesie Matilda

Don't Crap in Your Onesie Matilda

Ben’s getting older, what should be the final flurries of youth sees him fall squarely into middle age with new ailments to contend with, medical dilemmas, alarming levels of grump… 

Shell Shock

Shell Shock

An old soldier faces one more battle – with himself. 

Kate Smurthwaite: The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi

Kate Smurthwaite: The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi

Gangsters, attempted murder and actual sharks? Award-winning comedian and TV writer Kate Smurthwaite tells the most mind-blowing lockdown story you’ll ever hear. 

Ross Cullum: Golden Retriever in a Man Suit

Ross Cullum: Golden Retriever in a Man Suit

Ross Cullum (Bridgerton) plays villainous English bastards on TV, depicting the cis-het-masc-posho-twat demographic. 

El Greco Of Hornsey

El Greco Of Hornsey

If you’re looking for big blowouts and even bigger bouffants, why not stop by El Greco of Hornsey; a salon, a kitchen and a confessional all rolled into one. 

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications. 

Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

It’s a Fringe 1st. 

Will Mars: My Life's a Joke!

Will Mars: My Life's a Joke!

Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is a supercharged combination of old-school joke-telling and modern, autobiographical wit. 

Aaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes!

Aaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes!

Award-winning gag merchant (2016 UK Pun Champion winner) Masai Graham delivers over one hundred naughty jokes in just half an hour. 

Richard Pulsford: A Bit Rich

Richard Pulsford: A Bit Rich

One-liners and light-hearted jokes from the master of wordplay. 

Aaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes!

Aaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes!

Award-winning gag merchant (2016 UK Pun Champion winner) Masai Graham delivers over one hundred clean jokes in just half an hour. 

The Anterbury Tales

The Anterbury Tales

Chaucer, but with insects. 

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Ireland's Full of Mullarkey

Eddie Mullarkey brings you on a hilarious, almost entirely honest and wild journey of growing up as a mama’s boy in the west of Ireland, being a failed Catholic, and coming to term… 

Are You Boxed In, Mr Dennis?

Are You Boxed In, Mr Dennis?

Combining childlike wonder, adult cynicism, and Shakespearean gravitas in his impressively compelling story, master storyteller Dennis Elkins poses increasingly difficult questions… 

Colour

Colour

London circa 2017. 

Songs to My Dog at Midnight

Songs to My Dog at Midnight

A quirky, short show with songs. One woman reflects on her day, by talking and singing to her dog.  

SAVED (Audio Described)

SAVED (Audio Described)

SAVED is a multi-layered, retro-mechanical music show built around rescued 70s home organs. 

Funny Answers to Happy Questions

Funny Answers to Happy Questions

Comedian Ryan Wingfield takes a funny look into the science of what makes us happy. 

Imagining Rachel

Imagining Rachel

Storyteller Elise Robertson embarks on a journey of discovery about Rachel Carson, the iconic environmentalist, who was born 12 miles from her in Pittsburgh, PA, 60 years earlier. 

Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies

Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies

1939: Bette returns home knowing she’s to lose, as the press leaked the Oscar winners. 

Tania Lacy: Catch a Falling Star

Tania Lacy: Catch a Falling Star

In the early 90s, Australian comedian Tania Lacy was so famous she couldn’t walk down the street without being mobbed. 

Heroes

Heroes

Quaker singer-songwriter, poet and eco-worrier, Majk Stokes, brings his quirky humour (and his mild obsession with superheroes) back to the Fringe for an online charity concert com… 

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign

An aspiring actress, Evie Edwards, clutches the sides of the Hollywood sign. 

A Theatrical Life

A Theatrical Life

After spending 5+ decades on the stage, Siobhan Bremer’s life is more than just a bit theatrical. 

Brave Face

Brave Face

How many times can a woman be objectified before deciding she’s more human than that? More angry than that… more vengeful than that. 

Call Me Elizabeth

Call Me Elizabeth

Fresh off her triumph as Best Actress and recovery from a recent brush with death, Elizabeth Taylor is struggling with her hardest role yet: herself. 

Color Inside the Lines

Color Inside the Lines

A palm-reading drag queen tells Jenny she’ll never find love, sending her mind reeling back to high school and a matchmaking scheme that went horribly wrong. 

Dead Mother's Underwear

Dead Mother's Underwear

Some inherit from their mothers material possessions. 

Mimi's Suitcase

Mimi's Suitcase

With nothing but the titular suitcase, a trench coat and a scarf, this true story centers on questions of identity, immigration, women’s rights and involuntary displacement in a hu… 

Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal

Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal

Melissa Center is. 

SAVED

SAVED

SAVED is a multi-layered, retro-mechanical music show built around rescued 70s home organs. 

Dishonour

Dishonour

Dishonour is a powerful drama that explores the terrifying practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). 

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

‘My name is mandla. 

Shaparak Khorsandi: It Was the 90s! (WIP)

Shaparak Khorsandi: It Was the 90s! (WIP)

Ah, the 90s! The decade that Shaparak was in her twenties and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the school. 

Under Milk Wood – Semi-Skimmed

Under Milk Wood – Semi-Skimmed

Fringe legend Guy Masterson returns for his 27th festival with the perfect Covid antidote! Only six unmissable performances of Dylan Thomas’ timeless masterpiece, made famous by Ma… 

Alison Kinnaird: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as a glass artist and exponent and teacher of the Scottish harp. 

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

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

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

They’ve All Gone and We’ll Go Too

They’ve All Gone and We’ll Go Too

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

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

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

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

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

Raw in 20s

Raw in 20s

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

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

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

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

Dean Friedman – Words and Music

Dean Friedman – Words and Music

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

Justin Moorhouse: Things

Justin Moorhouse: Things

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

Melody and Her Many Men

Melody and Her Many Men

A romantic Greek comedy. 

The Coming Out Play

The Coming Out Play

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

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

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

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

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

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

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

Acuña Acuna

Acuña Acuna

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

Nun on the Run!

Nun on the Run!

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

Velvet Determination

Velvet Determination

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

BJW

BJW

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

A Time Traveler's Guide to the Present

A Time Traveler's Guide to the Present

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

The Duck: One Autistic Woman's World

The Duck: One Autistic Woman's World

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

Sam Campbell: Companion

Sam Campbell: Companion

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

To the Quick

To the Quick

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

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

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

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. 

Ed Night: Faded

Ed Night: Faded

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

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… 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Unapologetically Indian. 

Alfie Brown: Love

Alfie Brown: Love

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

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. 

The Man

The Man

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

Alice Fraser: Chronos

Alice Fraser: Chronos

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

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. 

Shappi Khorsandi: My Inner Stormzy

Shappi Khorsandi: My Inner Stormzy

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

Patrick Monahan: Classy

Patrick Monahan: Classy

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

Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

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

Testament of Yootha

Testament of Yootha

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

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. 

Nick Offerman: All Rise

Nick Offerman: All Rise

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

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. 

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

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

How to Succeed in Love

How to Succeed in Love

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

Sea Sick

Sea Sick

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

Josie Long: Tender

Josie Long: Tender

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

Within

Within

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

Edward Hilsum: Silver

Edward Hilsum: Silver

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

This Play Is Not About Me

This Play Is Not About Me

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

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

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

Steve

Steve

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

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. 

SK Shlomo: Surrender

SK Shlomo: Surrender

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

David McIver: Teleport

David McIver: Teleport

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

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

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

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

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

11+

11+

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

The Cat's the Thing

The Cat's the Thing

Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind. 

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. 

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Charming. 

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

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

Stanley

Stanley

There’s Stanley the man and Stanley the play. 

FATTY FAT FAT

FATTY FAT FAT

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

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals - CANCELLED

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals - CANCELLED

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

Hyper-Nice

Hyper-Nice

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

Man Number Five

Man Number Five

‘When did no become a turn on? No. 

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

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

Glockenspielsexpartybavariagoodbye

Glockenspielsexpartybavariagoodbye

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

One Woman, One Cello, and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello, and 500 Years of Music

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

Not Today's Yesterday

Not Today's Yesterday

Not Today’s Yesterday. 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

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

The Perfect Body

The Perfect Body

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

Horror – Gothic Tales and Dark Poetry

Horror – Gothic Tales and Dark Poetry

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

Daddy Drag

Daddy Drag

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

Thief by Liam Rudden

Thief by Liam Rudden

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

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

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

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

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

Buzzing

Buzzing

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

Boar

Boar

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

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

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

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. 

Dean Owens: A Hatful of Songs

Dean Owens: A Hatful of Songs

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

Status

Status

We all have a nationality. 

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired. 

Hyde and Seek

Hyde and Seek

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

Synesthesia the Musical

Synesthesia the Musical

You see a person, she sees the colour blue. 

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

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

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

I Think I Might Be... New Romantic!

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

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

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

An Audience with Yasmine Day

An Audience with Yasmine Day

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

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

We live in challenging times. 

Jane Hill: All I Want

Jane Hill: All I Want

I’m 55. 

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Evaluation

BoxedIn Theatre Presents: Evaluation

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

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

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

Typical

Typical

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

Gobby

Gobby

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

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

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

Coconut

Coconut

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

Mandy Picks a Husband

Mandy Picks a Husband

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

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

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

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

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

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

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. 

Woke

Woke

Fringe First winner returns for six shows only. 

School Gays

School Gays

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

I'm Woman

I'm Woman

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

Careless Love - CANCELLED

Careless Love - CANCELLED

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

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

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

The Experiment

The Experiment

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

Deskchair Burlesque

Deskchair Burlesque

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

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Black Is the Color of My Voice

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

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. 

Cruise to Hell

Cruise to Hell

A family’s dream holiday becomes a nightmare. 

Caliban’s Codex

Caliban’s Codex

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

Toby Belch (Is Unwell)

Toby Belch (Is Unwell)

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

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

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

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

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

The Lament of Dorothy Wordsworth

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

Quintessence

Quintessence

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

Teach

Teach

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

Traumgirl

Traumgirl

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

Love (Watching Madness)

Love (Watching Madness)

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

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

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

Adolf

Adolf

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

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. 

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

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

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

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

Grit

Grit

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

My Mum's a Twat

My Mum's a Twat

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

Madame Ovary

Madame Ovary

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

Gone Full Havisham

Gone Full Havisham

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

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

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

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

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

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… 

Hair of the Wild

Hair of the Wild

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

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

Edinburgh's Pandas Are Just Weegies in Disguise!

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

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

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

xoxo moongirl

xoxo moongirl

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

Lucy Farrett: Lois

Lucy Farrett: Lois

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

First Time

First Time

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

Mrs Shaw Herself

Mrs Shaw Herself

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

Tales from the Garden

Tales from the Garden

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

Orlando

Orlando

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

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

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

I'm Coming

I'm Coming

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

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

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

Traumboy

Traumboy

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

Green Knight

Green Knight

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

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

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

Ripped

Ripped

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

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

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

Google Me

Google Me

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

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

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

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. 

Feast

Feast

A show about food. 

Big Tam's Kilted Shindig

Big Tam's Kilted Shindig

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

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

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

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

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

Brandi Alexander

Brandi Alexander

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

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

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

Iain Stirling: Work in Progress

Iain Stirling: Work in Progress

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

Drinking and Unemployment: A New Play About Work

Drinking and Unemployment: A New Play About Work

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

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… 

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. 

The Best of Northern

The Best of Northern

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

Emma Shaw: Help

Emma Shaw: Help

Emma Shaw needs help. 

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

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

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

The Mother Music Daughter Dance

The Mother Music Daughter Dance

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

Unexpected Turbulence

Unexpected Turbulence

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

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

10 Things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew

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

Searching for My Father

Searching for My Father

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

Caspar Thomas: The Art of Close-Up Magic

Caspar Thomas: The Art of Close-Up Magic

Magic as equally stunning as the skill is completely hidden. 

Catching Rainbows

Catching Rainbows

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

300 to 1

300 to 1

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

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

Richard Wright is just happy to be involved. 

Minor Disruptions

Minor Disruptions

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

Better Than Dying Alone

Better Than Dying Alone

Ménage à trois. 

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 

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. 

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

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

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

Rebustours – Hidden Edinburgh

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

Abracalabrador

Abracalabrador

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

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. 

Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I

Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I

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

The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family

The South Afreakins: The Afreakin Family

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

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

Chris returns to the Fringe with his third solo show. 

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. 

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

The funny side of Australia. 

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

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

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

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

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. 

The Ballad of Mulan

The Ballad of Mulan

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

I Pilgrim

I Pilgrim

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

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

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

Churn

Churn

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

Andrew White: Retirement Tour

Andrew White: Retirement Tour

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

Bony Tony's Silly Show

Bony Tony's Silly Show

Silly (adj. 

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… 

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

A dissection of one of comedy’s rising stars. 

Before

Before

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

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

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

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

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

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

Pip Utton returns with last year’s smash hit. 

The South Afreakins

The South Afreakins

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

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age is just a number. 

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

France. 

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. 

Rob Kemp – Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer

Rob Kemp – Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer

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

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. 

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. 

Sunset

Sunset

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

The Official Edinburgh Fringe Christmas Show

The Official Edinburgh Fringe Christmas Show

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

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

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

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Freaks!

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Freaks!

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

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

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

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

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

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

Fempire: Mess by Kirsten Vangsness

Fempire: Mess by Kirsten Vangsness

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

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Award-winning comedian. 

Grave

Grave

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

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

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

Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott

Dancing in the Moonlight – A Play About Phil Lynott

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

Anna Nicholson: Get Happy

Anna Nicholson: Get Happy

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

Voice of Authority

Voice of Authority

European premiere. 

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. 

Funny Stories About Pain

Funny Stories About Pain

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

The Sensemaker

The Sensemaker

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

Conversations With Van Gogh

Conversations With Van Gogh

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

Am I Blue

Am I Blue

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

Bananas

Bananas

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

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

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

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

Help Michelle celebrate her first time. 

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben is milleni-ill. 

Unmeetables

Unmeetables

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

Deer Woman

Deer Woman

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

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

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

Danny Posthill Is That Bloke Who Does Voices

Danny Posthill Is That Bloke Who Does Voices

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

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

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

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. 

Scottee: Class

Scottee: Class

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

I’m Just Kidneying

I’m Just Kidneying

Amanda donated her kidney for her sister. 

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

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

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

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

The Presented

The Presented

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

Dummy

Dummy

A comedy about the autistic spectrum. 

Burns for Brunch

Burns for Brunch

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

Blindingly Obvious

Blindingly Obvious

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

Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Godmother of Scottish comedy. 

Javier Jarquin is Boring AF

Javier Jarquin is Boring AF

Javier is boring. 

Justin Heyes – White Muslim

Justin Heyes – White Muslim

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

Will Mars: Phoenix

Will Mars: Phoenix

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

Sarah Lee: Half a Man

Sarah Lee: Half a Man

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

Louise Leigh Identifiable

Louise Leigh Identifiable

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

Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

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

Archie Maddocks: Big Dick Energy

Archie Maddocks: Big Dick Energy

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

Zane Helberg – Live from Rehab

Zane Helberg – Live from Rehab

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

Matt Richardson: Imposter

Matt Richardson: Imposter

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

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

Caitlin Cook: Death Wish

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

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

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

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. 

All Work, No Play

All Work, No Play

We all have to work. 

David Kay

David Kay

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

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

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

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

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

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

Alfie Brown: Imagination

Alfie Brown: Imagination

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

Michael Legge: The Idiot

Michael Legge: The Idiot

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

Orlando Baxter: Finding Mariah

Orlando Baxter: Finding Mariah

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

Ticker

Ticker

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

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. 

Phil Ellis: Au Revoir

Phil Ellis: Au Revoir

Phil says goodbye to Edinburgh forever. 

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

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

Christianity and Me

Christianity and Me

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

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

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

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

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

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

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

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

Raymond Mearns – Confessions of a Control Freak!

Raymond Mearns – Confessions of a Control Freak!

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

In the Shadow of the Black Dog

In the Shadow of the Black Dog

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

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. 

Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?

Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?

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

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… 

Gavin Webster: Buddhism and Other Such Rubbish

Gavin Webster: Buddhism and Other Such Rubbish

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

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

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

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

Craig Campbell's Joyful Pain

Craig Campbell's Joyful Pain

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

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. 

60 Minutes to Save the World – Vladimir McTavish

60 Minutes to Save the World – Vladimir McTavish

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

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

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

I Want an Irish Passport

I Want an Irish Passport

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

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

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

Tumours

Tumours

Jay is 27. 

Serena Flynn: Baubo Goddess of Filth

Serena Flynn: Baubo Goddess of Filth

Your worst and best possible self. 

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. 

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

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

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. 

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

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

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

A comedy show about definitely not wanting kids. 

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

‘Call me Ishmael. 

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

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

Naomi Karavani: Dominant

Naomi Karavani: Dominant

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

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

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

Big Wendy

Big Wendy

2018 was going to be Emily’s year. 

Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

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

Absolutely Reliable!

Absolutely Reliable!

Times are tough for George. 

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. 

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC: British-Born Chinese

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

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

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

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. 

Donald Alexander: The Great

Donald Alexander: The Great

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

Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness

Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness

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

Sam Nicoresti: UFO

Sam Nicoresti: UFO

In 1998, Sam Nicoresti was abducted by aliens. 

David Ephgrave: Niche - CANCELLED

David Ephgrave: Niche - CANCELLED

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

Jim Campbell: Beef

Jim Campbell: Beef

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

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

The Bristolian bumbling ex-darts champ is back. 

IvankaPlay

IvankaPlay

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

Alaska

Alaska

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

Arthur

Arthur

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

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

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

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

Ladybones

Ladybones

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

Eshaan Akbar: Infidel-ity

Eshaan Akbar: Infidel-ity

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

Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

The future is uncertain. 

Tom Crosbie: Nerd World Problems

Tom Crosbie: Nerd World Problems

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

Joe Rooney: Shut Your Cakehole

Joe Rooney: Shut Your Cakehole

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

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

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

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

My Father the Tantric Masseur

My Father the Tantric Masseur

A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur. 

Searchers

Searchers

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

Girl Wasp

Girl Wasp

Bees are immediately punished for their stings. 

Rachel Creeger – Hinayni!

Rachel Creeger – Hinayni!

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

Oh Yes Oh No

Oh Yes Oh No

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

Martin Marki

Martin Marki

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

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

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

The Pat Hobby Stories

The Pat Hobby Stories

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

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. 

Audacious Mr Astley

Audacious Mr Astley

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

JJ Whitehead: Five Times I Lied to Myself

JJ Whitehead: Five Times I Lied to Myself

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

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

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

Jan Ravens: Who Do I Think I Am?

Jan Ravens: Who Do I Think I Am?

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

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

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

Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night

Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night

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

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

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

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is?

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is?

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

Something About Simon

Something About Simon

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

Fragility of Man

Fragility of Man

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

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

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

David Mills: A More Dynamite Future

David Mills: A More Dynamite Future

Focus people! Shit’s about to get real. 

George Fouracres: Gentlemon

George Fouracres: Gentlemon

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

James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

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

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

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

An absurd multimedia pelt through the history of everything. 

Catching Comets

Catching Comets

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

Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster

Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster

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

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Identity politics. 

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win

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

The Man

The Man

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

Flora Anderson: Romantic

Flora Anderson: Romantic

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

I Run

I Run

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

Saskia Preston: Ninety-Five

Saskia Preston: Ninety-Five

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

Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove

Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove

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

Robin Grainger: Dog Complex

Robin Grainger: Dog Complex

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

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Hotly anticipated debut from promising newcomer. 

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

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

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

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

Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

All new material from prolific Canadian superstar. 

Jo Caulfield: Killing Time

Jo Caulfield: Killing Time

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

It Is a Truth...

It Is a Truth...

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

James Dean Is Dead! (Long Live James Dean)

James Dean Is Dead! (Long Live James Dean)

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

Grace

Grace

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

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

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

Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

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

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

The back room at Dragonfly is unassuming. 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

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

Ivy Paige: Seduction

Ivy Paige: Seduction

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

Grace Notes

Grace Notes

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

Status

Status

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

Harpy

Harpy

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

How to Do Acting (Properly)

How to Do Acting (Properly)

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

Antling

Antling

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

The Dame

The Dame

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

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

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

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle

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

Enough

Enough

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

Bob Doolally

Bob Doolally

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

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

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

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

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music

One Woman, One Cello and 500 Years of Music. 

Brawn

Brawn

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

Telling the Wrong Man He Had Cancer and Other Hilarious Stories

Telling the Wrong Man He Had Cancer and Other Hilarious Stories

Kevin Jones qualified in Medicine from Liverpool University. 

Nerd Time's a Charm

Nerd Time's a Charm

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

5 Days of Falling

5 Days of Falling

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

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals

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

Falling With Style 2018

Falling With Style 2018

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

All(most) Bach and Chopin

All(most) Bach and Chopin

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

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

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

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

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

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

The Big Lie

The Big Lie

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

Twisted

Twisted

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

Susan Macbeth

Susan Macbeth

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

Whispers in the Cosmos

Whispers in the Cosmos

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

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

Russell Arathoon presents his debut hour. 

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

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

Tetra-Decathlon

Tetra-Decathlon

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

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

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

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

The Midnight Soup

The Midnight Soup

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

See-Through

See-Through

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

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do. 

Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast

Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast

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

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

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

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

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

Brand-New Jew, a DNA Comedy

Brand-New Jew, a DNA Comedy

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

147Hz Can't Pass

147Hz Can't Pass

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

Mr Lorraine

Mr Lorraine

Some people choose their alter ego. 

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

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

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

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

Kate Berlant: Communikate

Kate Berlant: Communikate

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

Ladykiller

Ladykiller

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

On Their Own Ground

On Their Own Ground

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

Missing Hypnos / Free Frestival

Missing Hypnos / Free Frestival

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

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker isn’t your average Orthodox Jewish man. 

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

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

Huff

Huff

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

Lemons

Lemons

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

Mistero Buffo

Mistero Buffo

Go and see this show right now. 

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

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

Everything Is Going to Be KO

Everything Is Going to Be KO

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

The Pew With a View

The Pew With a View

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

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

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

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

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

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

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

Canoe

Canoe

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

How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy

How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy

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

David Mills: Focus People!

David Mills: Focus People!

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

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

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

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

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

Zugunruhe

Zugunruhe

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

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

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

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma, a Human Voice

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

Never Vera Blue

Never Vera Blue

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

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

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

Daniel Kitson: Good for Glue

Daniel Kitson: Good for Glue

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

A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

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

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users – Level 2

Accident Avoidance Training for Cutlery Users – Level 2

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

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

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

Bottom

Bottom

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

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

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

Universal Dad: Searching for Pop

Universal Dad: Searching for Pop

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

This Sentence is the Title of the Show

This Sentence is the Title of the Show

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

The Selkie: A Song of Many Waters

The Selkie: A Song of Many Waters

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

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Stunning, skilful magic from Caspar Thomas. 

John Hegley: New and Selected

John Hegley: New and Selected

He came to our home with my Grandmother. 

Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves

Aaron Simmonds and the Person That He Loves

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

Lloyd Langford: Why the Big Face?

Lloyd Langford: Why the Big Face?

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

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

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

Anna Morris: Bombastic

Anna Morris: Bombastic

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

Live the Laugh

Live the Laugh

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

Peter Brush: Chasing Snails

Peter Brush: Chasing Snails

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

Kathy Lette's Girl Talk

Kathy Lette's Girl Talk

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

Who Cares?

Who Cares?

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

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

The funny side of Australia. 

Jay Handley: White Jesus

Jay Handley: White Jesus

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

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

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

Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful

Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful

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

Nick Hall: Peninsula

Nick Hall: Peninsula

No man is an island. 

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison’s latest multiple-character show. 

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

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

Following her five-star smash-hit It’s Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes), Alison Thea-Skot brings you a sizzling explosion of chaotic character comedy. 

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

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

White Feminist

White Feminist

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

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

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

Lia Hatzakis – Onion Gum

Lia Hatzakis – Onion Gum

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

Blaise White Changes the World

Blaise White Changes the World

As a kid you’re told you know nothing. 

Pigeon Man Apocalypse

Pigeon Man Apocalypse

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

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

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

Statements

Statements

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

Limmy’s Vines

Limmy’s Vines

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

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

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

The Weegies Have Stolen the One O'Clock Gun

The Weegies Have Stolen the One O'Clock Gun

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

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

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

DUPed

DUPed

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

Bearne the Midnight Oil

Bearne the Midnight Oil

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

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

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

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight

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

The Spider Glass

The Spider Glass

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

Tonight With Donny Stixx

Tonight With Donny Stixx

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

Don Quixote Unbound

Don Quixote Unbound

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

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Friends

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Friends

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

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

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

Don't Kill Your Darlings

Don't Kill Your Darlings

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

Social Media Suicide

Social Media Suicide

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

It's a Dog's Brexit

It's a Dog's Brexit

EU exit day is just seven months after the Fringe. 

The OS Map Fan Club

The OS Map Fan Club

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show in 2017. 

No Sanction

No Sanction

Reflecting myself in the mirror. 

A Complete Waste of Time

A Complete Waste of Time

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

Step Mama Drama!

Step Mama Drama!

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

A Voice

A Voice

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

Artist – Jennifer Thomson

Artist – Jennifer Thomson

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

Thin Air

Thin Air

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

Bottled Up

Bottled Up

Meet Jeanie. 

Life and Death of a Near-Hero

Life and Death of a Near-Hero

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

Filth

Filth

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

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

You want it. 

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Come on then! (To my show. 

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

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

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

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

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

2023. 

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

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

I Can't Do This

I Can't Do This

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