Josie Long: Re-Enchantment

Josie Long: Re-Enchantment

‘After defeat, re-enchantment is necessary’, said Lola Olufemi. 

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

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

Wreckage

Wreckage

Gangs of London star Andrew Laithwaite returns to the Fringe for the first time in a decade for his singer-songwriter debut as Laith Andrews, in an intimate journey of love and los… 

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 choosing 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. 

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. 

Church Girl, Interrupted

Church Girl, Interrupted

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

Dreamsick

Dreamsick

‘I think I might be ill. 

Jimmy Mack Follies

Jimmy Mack Follies

McKenzie presents a stage act of performing alter egos. 

Hyenas!

Hyenas!

Hyenas! won Pick of the Fringe at Edinburgh Fringe 2021 and is a dark comedy jaw dropper. 

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. 

Richard Wright: Into The Wright-Verse

Richard Wright: Into The Wright-Verse

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

Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Fantasy, escapism, stand-up comedy. 

The Invisible Woman is Not Invisible, She’s Merely Over 50

The Invisible Woman is Not Invisible, She’s Merely Over 50

Charlotte Palmer turned 50. 

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. 

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). 

The Azure Sky in Oz, Yellow and Special – Free

The Azure Sky in Oz, Yellow and Special – Free

This powerful, funny and unflinching drama is about two real-life Florida women whose lives are profoundly changed by their immersion in the world of the other-abled. 

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. 

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… 

Eshaan Akbar

Eshaan Akbar

As seen on Mock The Week, QI and others, Eshaan Akbar comes to Edinburgh for 13 nights only. 

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… 

Sense of Centre

Sense of Centre

Sense of Centre is a moving dance solo from award-winning choreographer Jack Webb. 

And

And

And is a tribute to all that has graced this earth. 

Liz Kingsman: One-Woman Show

Liz Kingsman: One-Woman Show

The Guardian’s #1 Comedy Show of 2021 comes to the Fringe for a limited run. 

Nikki Lowe: Nongenue

Nikki Lowe: Nongenue

Nikki Lowe: Nongenue is the answer to the question: what happens when the supportive fat friend finally gets her own show? Actress and comedian Nikki Lowe takes audiences on a hila… 

Aalex Mandel-Dallal: Let She Be and Friends

Aalex Mandel-Dallal: Let She Be and Friends

Aalex had a breakdown so you don’t have to. 

Dog / Actor

Dog / Actor

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

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. 

Around the World Backwards

Around the World Backwards

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

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. 

Caitlin

Caitlin

Before Dylan Thomas died 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. 

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

Val from Anfield

Val from Anfield

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

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. 

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. 

Shakespeare's Fool

Shakespeare's Fool

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

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. 

Sarah Sherman

Sarah Sherman

Hailing all the way from the bright lights of New York, Sarah Sherman’s self-described horror comedy show - with the emphasis on the horror - is incredibly ghastly and overly gra… 

Pip Utton is Adolf

Pip Utton is Adolf

Directed by Guy Masterson. 

Sunsets

Sunsets

Welcome to this live episode of the podcast! Well, sort of. 

Horsepower

Horsepower

Not all shows have clarity of meaning or purpose yet they still retain a certain charm. 

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems and Why Truth Matters

The Biggest Problem in the World: Our Problem With Problems and Why Truth Matters

Our biggest problem is one we don’t know we have. 

Wreckage

Wreckage

Gangs of London star Andrew Laithwaite returns to the Fringe for the first time in a decade for his singer-songwriter debut as Laith Andrews, in an intimate journey of love and los… 

The One TEEN Show

The One TEEN Show

A Sri Lankan teenager’s quest to stage a live theatre show amidst post-AL angst, a pandemic and a country in crisis, told through a comedic, musical and dramatic multi-character … 

Edward Aczel: Artificial Intellect and Other Ideas

Edward Aczel: Artificial Intellect and Other Ideas

Anti-comedy legend of BBC New Comedy Awards and Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol fame. 

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. 

Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees

Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees

The most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see. 

5 Finger$

5 Finger$

Want to know why they call me 5 Fingers? An absurdist play exploring a petty thief’s self journey. 

Good Enough

Good Enough

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

Neil Frost: Nan's House of Fun

Neil Frost: Nan's House of Fun

What’s just happened in the corridor? A comedy inspired by childhood dreams and final goodbyes. 

One Single Thread

One Single Thread

One Single Thread is a form-bending character and sketch “solo-ish” show written by NYC comedian Lauren Gamiel, featuring Slaney Rose Jordan. 

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. 

Bulletproof Unicorn

Bulletproof Unicorn

Texas, July 2021. 

Almost 13

Almost 13

Almost 13 is a highly thoughtful and at times disturbing portrayal of the childhood experiences of a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, New York. 

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… 

Walk It Back / Wither With Her

Walk It Back / Wither With Her

Davina is searching for a long-lost family member. 

The Azure Sky in Oz, Yellow and Special – Free

The Azure Sky in Oz, Yellow and Special – Free

This powerful, funny and unflinching drama is about two real-life Florida women whose lives are profoundly changed by their immersion in the world of the other-abled. 

Polly Peculiar

Polly Peculiar

Polly Peculiar, at Greenside Nicholson Square, is a joy from beginning to end: the sort of play that under normal circumstances you might not be tempted to see. 

All By Myself

All By Myself

POV: you’re a vlogger. 

A Lady Does Not Scratch Her Crotch

A Lady Does Not Scratch Her Crotch

Once upon a time, there was a young girl – not a princess or a pretty girl waiting to be one. 

Mimi Hayes: 20-Nothing

Mimi Hayes: 20-Nothing

When an old woman discovers a set of mysterious notebooks in the nursing home, she’s sucked into the story of a 20-something who can’t catch a break. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Lloyd Langford: DILF

Lloyd Langford: DILF

Arriving in Australia in February 2020 just before covid struck meant that Lloyd couldn’t see his family for over two years. 

The Meaning of Wife

The Meaning of Wife

Dan Willis (The Walking Dead, Ferris Buellers Way Of, The Whinging Pom) brings his brand-new show celebrating eight years of married life. 

Sam Nicoresti: Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture

Sam Nicoresti: Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture

Zany music and a psychedelic multimedia screen await the audience as we take our seats for Sam Nicoresti’s show Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture. 

Motivational Sleeper

Motivational Sleeper

From #1 best-selling author on Amazon, unicycle jousting champion of New Zealand and performer of the best (and first) English comedy show ever in Madagascar, John Allis gets into … 

Green Knight

Green Knight

Where are the knights of yesteryear? A masterclass in barebones storytelling, Debbie Cannon’s one-woman Green Knight has us spellbound. 

The Big Fat C

The Big Fat C

Jack Campbell did his first stand-up gig in 2010, aged 19. 

Matt Price: Raging Bill

Matt Price: Raging Bill

Friendly Cornishman Matt Price tried to win a boxing trophy for his grandad. 

Blue Chair

Blue Chair

What colour is the sound of a cello? How do you show the taste of an apple? A colourful, complex solo performance exploring autobiographical experiences of synaesthesia. 

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. 

UK Underdog

UK Underdog

UK Underdog is a true solo show where bullies, Kung Fu and a small willie lands Steve in very deep trouble! Does he have what it takes to fight back? From celebs and critics: ‘T… 

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

About courageous survival, the play tracks the journey of the central character, William, from ten years old to middle age. 

Richard Pulsford: A Bit More Rich

Richard Pulsford: A Bit More Rich

Stand up is a challenging format at the best of times - but the one-liner comedian often seems to be the ultimate masochist in a field where self-inflicted pain is surely part of t… 

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. 

Jo Caulfield: Here Comes Trouble

Jo Caulfield: Here Comes Trouble

Comedy award winner 2021. 

Doris Does The Edinboiger Fridge

Doris Does The Edinboiger Fridge

She’s not your average little old lady. 

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

To write that Dear Little Loz is an exploration of one woman’s search for love is to risk diminishing its scope, power and understanding of the human condition. 

Menopausal Mayhem

Menopausal Mayhem

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

A Eulogy for Roman

A Eulogy for Roman

Death is sad enough, but growing up seems worse. 

Playing God

Playing God

Many of us will have known someone like Meg. 

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. 

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

After a year away, Mabel Thomas brings her acclaimed show Sugar back to the Fringe, this time in person. 

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. 

Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion

Lee Kyle: Parochial Glitter Implosion

Lee never understood why people sometimes thought he was unusual. 

A Thousand Sons

A Thousand Sons

Weapons of mass destruction. 

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… 

Cameron Gibson - Mysteries; An Hour Of Impossibilities

Cameron Gibson - Mysteries; An Hour Of Impossibilities

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. 

Shakespeare's Fool

Shakespeare's Fool

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

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma

Warhol: Bullet Karma is a solo show stuffed full of characterisations from Warhol’s artistic heyday; Roost’s performance really brings these characters to life. 

71BODIES 1DANCE

71BODIES 1DANCE

71BODIES 1DANCE is an interdisciplinary and choreographic initiative by Daniel Mariblanca. 

Too Fat for China

Too Fat for China

A comic look at the agony of adoption. 

Jekyll and Hyde: A One-Woman Show

Jekyll and Hyde: A One-Woman Show

‘You must suffer me to go my own dark way. 

The Many Faces of Horatio Gould

The Many Faces of Horatio Gould

Join South Coast Comedian of the Year finalist and viral sensation Horatio Gould, for a bold hour of high-octane stand-up about everything from hyper-reality to pegging. 

Ann Chun: Asian Divorce

Ann Chun: Asian Divorce

How do you live your best ho life? Have you accidentally become your parents? These are the questions NYC-based comedian Ann Chun (SF Chronicle, Timeout) explores in her solo show … 

A Place Like This

A Place Like This

Screen royal, Nicole Kidman, holds an AMC audience captive while sharing some of cinema’s greatest moments. 

Thurgood

Thurgood

Thurgood is an inspiring, vivid bio-drama rich in humour and humanity, about the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. 

Saved

Saved

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

Red Alert – Cancer!

Red Alert – Cancer!

Red Alert – Cancer! Meet the Wilsons, five children, three with red hair, who came to Scotland in 1959. 

Far Gone

Far Gone

A Roots Mbili Theatre and Sheffield Theatres co-production. 

The Woman He Lived With

The Woman He Lived With

In 1828, Burke and Hare killed 16 people in Edinburgh and they sold the bodies to an anatomist. 

Merrill Means Well

Merrill Means Well

Merrill gets diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and tries to make sense of her life and chaotic childhood. 

Beware the Beasts

Beware the Beasts

Scotland was once full of magical beasts, absolutely full of them: bog goblins, dragons, naughty fairies, brownies, bony-backed horsemen. 

Wreckage

Wreckage

Gangs of London star Andrew Laithwaite returns to the Fringe for the first time in a decade for his singer-songwriter debut as Laith Andrews, in an intimate journey of love and los… 

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. 

What Am I, Chopped Suey?

What Am I, Chopped Suey?

The first in her family born in the US, Meg Lin shares a raw personal account of growing up Chinese American that is both heart-warming and heart-wrenching. 

How To Be Jewish. Again.

How To Be Jewish. Again.

Gillian Fischer wants to be Jewish. 

Love and Sex on the Spectrum

Love and Sex on the Spectrum

It’s four years since George Steeves brought his Magic 8 Ball show to Edinburgh, winning the heart and mind of at least this reviewer with such an honest, bold theatrical collage… 

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)Sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. 

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). 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health, not just mental illness. 

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

Despite what Catherine Bohart tells us in This Isn’t For You, she is more emotionally articulate than she gives herself credit for. 

Luca Cupani: Happy Orphan

Luca Cupani: Happy Orphan

The title of this show and the sweet, open and slightly goofy face staring at you from the posters should tell you everything you need to know about this show: and stand-up Luca Cu… 

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. 

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… 

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Unapologetically Indian, irreverently American. 

Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

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

Destiny

Destiny

Destiny dreams big. 

Laura Davis: If This Is It

Laura Davis: If This Is It

Most Outstanding Show nominee at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2022. 

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 … 

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. 

gosh!

gosh!

‘Thanks for coming to audition. 

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. 

Marrow

Marrow

Marrow is a love letter to memory and to what makes us: us. 

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… 

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Müller's Last Tape

Müller's Last Tape

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

Adele Cliff: In the Dark

Adele Cliff: In the Dark

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

Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

The power and poise of a 20th century cultural icon is brought to brilliant life by Apphia Campbell in Black is the Color of My Voice, a deeply moving mix of music and theatre. 

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. 

Sex Me I'm Irish

Sex Me I'm Irish

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

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… 

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. 

Milo Edwards: Voicemail

Milo Edwards: Voicemail

Filled with classically and subtly nihilistic British humour, Milo Edwards’ Voicemail is full of intelligent and thought provoking commentary that turns Mash House into a safe sp… 

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. 

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. 

Standing at the Back

Standing at the Back

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

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. 

Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Kirsty overshares her funny bits. 

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?

People can be sensitive about how they are described. 

Pip Utton as Bacon

Pip Utton as Bacon

Authors: Jeremy Towler and Pip Utton. 

This is Paradise

This is Paradise

10 April 1998, Belfast. 

Alex Franklin: Dinosaurusesuses

Alex Franklin: Dinosaurusesuses

A triceratops is revived from the dead. 

Al Lubel: The Narcissistic Personality Disorder and ME

Al Lubel: The Narcissistic Personality Disorder and ME

Al Lubel talks about his love of space, hatred of time, fear of death, ambivalence toward his parents and concern for his mental health. 

Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty-Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty-Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

Al Lubel talks about his name for fifty-six minutes and about something else for four minutes. 

Broken Record

Broken Record

Daniel Willis attempts to show his audience and his digital therapist that his life is absolutely, definitely fine, with an hour of quick, quirky comedy sketches. 

Chris Laker: Bully

Chris Laker: Bully

Bullies don’t toughen you up or teach you life lessons. 

Chris Cooke: Corners (WIP)

Chris Cooke: Corners (WIP)

You’ll always find him in the corner at parties, but is it time for Chris to put himself in the middle of things? If not, a trip to the buffet table or maybe the toilet would be id… 

How to Record the Greatest Album of All Time

How to Record the Greatest Album of All Time

Comedian Tom GK has decided to record the greatest album of all time and he has just 50 minutes to prove he’s up to the job. 

Tom

Tom

A play about Tom. 

Josie Long: Re-Enchantment

Josie Long: Re-Enchantment

‘After defeat, re-enchantment is necessary’, said Lola Olufemi. 

Rich Wilson: You Could Have It So Much Better

Rich Wilson: You Could Have It So Much Better

Whilst other comedians fret and fuss about finding a theme for their shows, award-winning international comedian Rich Wilson puts all of his focus on one thing and that’s being r… 

Lily Phillips: Smut

Lily Phillips: Smut

Debut stand-up hour from sarky Londoner Lily Phillips. 

Finlay Christie: OK Zoomer

Finlay Christie: OK Zoomer

When Finlay Christie won the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition in 2019, it seemed like his next year would be filled with preparation for his first Edinburgh sho… 

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson is alone. 

Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think

Justin Moorhouse: Stretch & Think

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

Richard Stott: Afterparty

Richard Stott: Afterparty

Richard Stott returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show filled with trademark storytelling and joyously acerbic one liners. 

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… 

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. 

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… 

Alice Fraser: Chronos

Alice Fraser: Chronos

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

Cerys Bradley: Sportsperson

Cerys Bradley: Sportsperson

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

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. 

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. 

Make-up

Make-up

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

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

As the title Charlie Russell Aims to Please suggests, the entire show is an amalgamation of various theatre techniques from musical to slapstick to the dramatic in Russell’s atte… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

The Unicorn

The Unicorn

‘I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy. 

Michael Akadiri: No Scrubs

Michael Akadiri: No Scrubs

Highly anticipated debut hour from comedian and junior doctor. 

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). 

Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall

Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall

‘A gem of a show’ ****½ (One4Review. 

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 … 

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. 

Look, No Hands

Look, No Hands

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

Pain and I

Pain and I

A bold exploration into chronic pain experience by Sarah Hopfinger, which unashamedly celebrates the rich complexities of living with pain. 

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. 

Tom Ward: Anthem

Tom Ward: Anthem

It’s a loud and rowdy Saturday night at Monkey Barrel. 

Bird With Kylie Vincent

Bird With Kylie Vincent

How does a queer, GenZ comedian survive her past, the pandemic, and the indignities of a stand-up career? Vincent (aka Bird) takes the audience on a (seriously) funny flight, often… 

Ruckus

Ruckus

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

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. 

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

There’s not really any way to describe how much I enjoyed Glenn Moore’s show other than to say that by the halfway point, I had put my notepad away and was just enjoying the ri… 

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… 

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… 

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 … 

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. 

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… 

Age Is a Feeling

Age Is a Feeling

The ephemeral beauty of a flower in bloom carries the unspoken narrative of decay and death. 

Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me

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

Pip Utton as Dylan

Pip Utton as Dylan

Pip Utton really is extraordinary. 

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… 

Please, Feel Free to Share

Please, Feel Free to Share

Alex Dawson (Róisin Bevan) is a successful social media guru. 

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Watching No Place Like Home was an experience unlike any other I’ve had so far at the Fringe. 

PUSH

PUSH

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

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird

Welcome to the great indoors. 

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

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

Ten years (well, now twelve…) after losing most of his sight, ‘deliciously talented’ (Guardian) Tom looks back, sees the funny side and wonders what might’ve been. 

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. 

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. 

Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder

Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder

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

Opal Fruits

Opal Fruits

‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp. 

Rosie Holt: The Woman's Hour

Rosie Holt: The Woman's Hour

Rosie Holt is much loved on Twitter for her razor-sharp parodies of the thick Tory politician with Good Hair, haplessly spouting any porkie and defending any porker in the hope of … 

Sam Lake: Cake

Sam Lake: Cake

Debut hour from nice young man, Sam Lake. 

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. 

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. 

Bloody Mary: Live!

Bloody Mary: Live!

Forget everything you may know about Bloody Mary; the cocktail, the game, the queen who burned Protestants at the stake. 

Pauline

Pauline

Pauline is a one woman show, written and performed by the talented Sophie Bentinck. 

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… 

The Ballad of Mulan

The Ballad of Mulan

Woman, warrior, legend. 

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. 

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. 

Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man

Jody Kamali: Ironing Board Man

Physical comedy meets Hollywood. 

Sunil Patel: Faster Horses

Sunil Patel: Faster Horses

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

Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher

I’m sure we can all remember seeing our teachers feeling the pressure on the cusp of parents evening, and as we’re beginning to realise in light of the unprecedented events of … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Red Richardson: Shots Fired

Red Richardson: Shots Fired

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

Alison Spittle: Wet

Alison Spittle: Wet

The Pleasance Attic on a sunny afternoon is hot, especially sitting in a sold-out crowd. 

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. 

Rachel Fairburn: Can I Be Awful?

Rachel Fairburn: Can I Be Awful?

Brassy, abrasive, rude, belligerent. 

Surfing the Holyland

Surfing the Holyland

Erin Hunter’s Surfing the Holyland is a dynamic and fast-paced one-woman show in which she tells the autobiographical story of her year living in Tel Aviv, the colourful cast of … 

Charlotte Johnson: My Dad and Other Lies

Charlotte Johnson: My Dad and Other Lies

My Dad is the most important man in the country* but this isn’t about him. 

Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

A dark comedy about daddy issues, sex work, fantasies, taboos, imperfect feminism, immigration and trauma. 

Leah Lamarr: NFTs (Nice F%cking Titties)

Leah Lamarr: NFTs (Nice F%cking Titties)

A ‘new comedy phenomenon’ (Hollywood Times), this Fringe debut is a stand-up hour showcasing Lamarr’s trademark brand of edgy comedy; complete with a splash of tech, NFT’s and Broa… 

Patti Harrison

Patti Harrison

One of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch 2019, Patti Harrison makes her highly anticipated Edinburgh debut. 

Moira in Lockdown

Moira in Lockdown

It must be a baker’s dozen years since Scottish author, playwright and performer Alan Bissett first introduced us to Moira Bell, his much-loved tribute to the hard-working, hard-… 

Lippy

Lippy

It’s the Fringe. 

The Tragic-Comedy of Things

The Tragic-Comedy of Things

A one-man performance spoken directly to the audience. 

An Evening with Great Irish Writers

An Evening with Great Irish Writers

A stand-up performance of extracts from the works of some of the great writers of the past from Ireland, with no particular theme, just wonderful material full of humour and pathos… 

Joshua (and Me)

Joshua (and Me)

One-woman show about being a sibling to someone who’s autistic. 

Seen 00:25

Seen 00:25

A solo female show exploring the depths of the mind of a young woman, who suffers from anorexia. 

A Matter of Time

A Matter of Time

Why does time often feel so oppressive? And did it always have to be this way? Part history lesson, part cabaret show and part heart-rending personal quest, this theatrical, musica… 

Harriet Kemsley: Honeysuckle Island

Harriet Kemsley: Honeysuckle Island

When Harriet Kemsley was young, she daydreamed about her perfect secluded hideaway, Honeysuckle Island, and her memories of that have inspired her latest stand-up show at the Monke… 

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. 

Stuart McPherson: The Peesh

Stuart McPherson: The Peesh

This year Stuart got alopecia. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Andrew Maxwell: Reality

Andrew Maxwell: Reality

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Jody Kamali and Friends

Jody Kamali and Friends

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

Bard in the Yard: The Scottish Play

Bard in the Yard: The Scottish Play

Meet Shakespeare, but not the Shakespeare you know. 

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… 

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. 

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 … 

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson: The Final Problem

Watson is alone. 

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. 

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. 

The Event

The Event

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

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. 

Jo Caulfield – Four Night Only

Jo Caulfield – Four Night Only

Award-winning comedian. 

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… 

I Am Not Victoria Wood

I Am Not Victoria Wood

‘Impressively evocative’ (Chortle. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

The Anterbury Tales

The Anterbury Tales

Chaucer, but with insects. 

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. 

SAVED

SAVED

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

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… 

A Theatrical Life

A Theatrical Life

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

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

mandla rae – as british as a watermelon

‘My name is mandla. 

Dishonour

Dishonour

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

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. 

Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal

Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal

Melissa Center is. 

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… 

Dead Mother's Underwear

Dead Mother's Underwear

Some inherit from their mothers material possessions. 

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. 

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. 

Sugar

Sugar

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

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. 

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. 

Colour

Colour

London circa 2017. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

SAVED (Audio Described)

SAVED (Audio Described)

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

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.  

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. 

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. 

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

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

Alfie Brown: Love

Alfie Brown: Love

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

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Unapologetically Indian. 

Micky Overman: Bread Week

Micky Overman: Bread Week

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

Ed Night: Faded

Ed Night: Faded

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

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

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

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Paul Foot: Swan Power

Tired of the goose? Swan Power is here. 

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. 

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… 

How to Succeed in Love

How to Succeed in Love

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

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me

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

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

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

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

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

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… 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

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

Man Number Five

Man Number Five

‘When did no become a turn on? No. 

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… 

Within

Within

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

Not Today's Yesterday

Not Today's Yesterday

Not Today’s Yesterday. 

Status

Status

We all have a nationality. 

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. 

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott has never cared for sex. 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

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

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

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

Buzzing

Buzzing

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

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… 

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. 

Synesthesia the Musical

Synesthesia the Musical

You see a person, she sees the colour blue. 

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

Jottings from the Queen of Sheba

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

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

We live in challenging times. 

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… 

Woke

Woke

Fringe First winner returns for six shows only. 

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

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

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

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. 

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

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

Mandy Picks a Husband

Mandy Picks a Husband

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

Coconut

Coconut

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

The Experiment

The Experiment

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

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

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

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

Deskchair Burlesque

Deskchair Burlesque

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

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… 

Cruise to Hell

Cruise to Hell

A family’s dream holiday becomes a nightmare. 

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. 

Girl Stuff

Girl Stuff

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

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

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

Adolf

Adolf

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

Grit

Grit

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

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. 

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

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

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Green Knight

Green Knight

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

Big Tam's Kilted Shindig

Big Tam's Kilted Shindig

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

Feast

Feast

A show about food. 

Pete Nash: Where's My Money?

Pete Nash: Where's My Money?

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

The funny side of Australia. 

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… 

Edward Hilsum: Silver

Edward Hilsum: Silver

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

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. 

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 … 

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 

Better Than Dying Alone

Better Than Dying Alone

Ménage à trois. 

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… 

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

Richard Wright is just happy to be involved. 

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. 

Unexpected Turbulence

Unexpected Turbulence

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

Catching Rainbows

Catching Rainbows

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

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. 

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… 

Teach

Teach

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

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. 

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben is milleni-ill. 

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. 

Unmeetables

Unmeetables

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

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Award-winning comedian. 

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

France. 

The Perfect Body

The Perfect Body

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

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. 

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

A dissection of one of comedy’s rising stars. 

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. 

Stanley

Stanley

There’s Stanley the man and Stanley the play. 

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

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

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. 

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

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

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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 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. 

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. 

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

Pip Utton returns with last year’s smash hit. 

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

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

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

Nothing Really Means Anything Anymore So Shut Up, Tim?

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

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

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

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. 

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

Help Michelle celebrate her first time. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

Tumours

Tumours

Jay is 27. 

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. 

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… 

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). 

David Kay

David Kay

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

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. 

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. 

Phil Ellis: Au Revoir

Phil Ellis: Au Revoir

Phil says goodbye to Edinburgh forever. 

Ticker

Ticker

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Serena Flynn: Baubo Goddess of Filth

Serena Flynn: Baubo Goddess of Filth

Your worst and best possible self. 

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

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

Donald Alexander: The Great

Donald Alexander: The Great

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

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’. 

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. 

Ross Leslie: Pretty Shy for a White Guy

Ross Leslie: Pretty Shy for a White Guy

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

Jim Campbell: Beef

Jim Campbell: Beef

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

IvankaPlay

IvankaPlay

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

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

The Bristolian bumbling ex-darts champ is back. 

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. 

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… 

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

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

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. 

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 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. 

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. 

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. 

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

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

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

Hyde and Seek

Hyde and Seek

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

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. 

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. 

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

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

All Work, No Play

All Work, No Play

We all have to work. 

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. 

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

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

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

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

I’m Just Kidneying

I’m Just Kidneying

Amanda donated her kidney for her sister. 

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. 

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

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

Danny Posthill Is That Bloke Who Does Voices

Danny Posthill Is That Bloke Who Does Voices

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

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

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

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. 

Dummy

Dummy

A comedy about the autistic spectrum. 

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

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

Ripped

Ripped

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

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… 

The Presented

The Presented

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

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. 

Google Me

Google Me

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

David Mills: A More Dynamite Future

David Mills: A More Dynamite Future

Focus people! Shit’s about to get real. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

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

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… 

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… 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

All new material from prolific Canadian superstar. 

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

Raphael Wakefield: Wengerball

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

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

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

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Hotly anticipated debut from promising newcomer. 

Robin Grainger: Dog Complex

Robin Grainger: Dog Complex

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

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. 

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… 

I Run

I Run

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

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Identity politics. 

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 … 

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. 

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. 

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’… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Daddy Drag

Daddy Drag

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

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 … 

Searchers

Searchers

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

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… 

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… 

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. 

Oh Yes Oh No

Oh Yes Oh No

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

Deer Woman

Deer Woman

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

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. 

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. 

Girl Wasp

Girl Wasp

Bees are immediately punished for their stings. 

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… 

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

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

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

Martin Marki

Martin Marki

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

Rachel Creeger – Hinayni!

Rachel Creeger – Hinayni!

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

My 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… 

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… 

My Father the Tantric Masseur

My Father the Tantric Masseur

A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur. 

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

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

Joe Rooney: Shut Your Cakehole

Joe Rooney: Shut Your Cakehole

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

Alaska

Alaska

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

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. 

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle

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

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. 

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. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Whispers in the Cosmos

Whispers in the Cosmos

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

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… 

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do. 

The Midnight Soup

The Midnight Soup

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

Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast

Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast

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

See-Through

See-Through

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

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

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

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. 

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… 

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

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

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. 

Lemons

Lemons

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

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

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

The Pew With a View

The Pew With a View

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

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. 

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. 

The Dame

The Dame

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

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. 

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… 

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, … 

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. 

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

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

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.