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. 

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. 

To the Quick

To the Quick

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

Sam Campbell: Companion

Sam Campbell: Companion

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

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. 

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… 

Nun on the Run!

Nun on the Run!

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

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

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

The 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. 

Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

Sam Morrison: Hello, Daddy!

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

Testament of Yootha

Testament of Yootha

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

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

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

Josie Long: Tender

Josie Long: Tender

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

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

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

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

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

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 beautifully performed on the cello… 

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. ‘Among the best interpreters of Brel and Dylan on this angst-ridden planet’ (VillageVoice… 

Nick Offerman: All Rise

Nick Offerman: All Rise

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

Sea Sick

Sea Sick

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

Josie Long: Tender

Josie Long: Tender

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

Within

Within

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

Edward Hilsum: Silver

Edward Hilsum: Silver

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

This Play Is Not About Me

This Play Is Not About Me

This play is about dreams, where forgotten memories go, déjà vu, laughter, the inability to laugh, that sense you get when you can tell someone is staring at you, the song Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, balloons, coincidences, the stars, belief, the suspension of disbelief — but it is not about me… 

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

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

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. A security robot named Steve has appeared to have drowned itself… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

SK Shlomo: Surrender

SK Shlomo: Surrender

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

David McIver: Teleport

David McIver: Teleport

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

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

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

The Cat's the Thing

The Cat's the Thing

Tanya is a woman with a lot on her mind. Dale is a cat with really nothing to do whatsoever. Despite their differences, these two are confined to a room with no apparent reason to stay except for a sensational event that will take place on the 25th of an unknown month… 

11+

11+

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

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Gigolo: Bold, Beautiful, Bizarre

Charming. Intelligent. Murderer. Psychopath! Saint or a sinner? Come discover this thrilling journey of Murli, a runaway kid from rural Andhra Pradesh, who became one of the country’s most notorious and wanted criminals, killing over 17 people in less than a year! Come, witness the glory of being a gigolo and a bold-spirited saga of mindless revenge which you surely can’t afford to miss… 

Luisa Omielan: Work in Progress

Luisa Omielan: Work in Progress

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

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

My Uncomfortable Wardrobe

Tash is trying to fit into her clothes as well as her role in society. Watch her cope with dressing for the five scheduled events that she has to cram into her week. This one-woman show takes an honest, funny and revealing look at the everyday pressure of women squeezing themselves into uncomfortable outfits and situations and the marks this leaves behind… 

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show

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

Stanley

Stanley

There’s Stanley the man and Stanley the play. 

FATTY FAT FAT

FATTY FAT FAT

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

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 mythical beast… 

Not Today's Yesterday

Not Today's Yesterday

Not Today’s Yesterday. ‘Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past’ (George Orwell). Not Today’s Yesterday is an international collaboration between UK award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani… 

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 tries to be “nice”… 

Man Number Five

Man Number Five

‘When did no become a turn on? No. That’s not sexy. Right?’ Kate’s rule is you always need five men at a time. But how will she get through to her option five? Follow her in her daily life of juggling men and pursuing love, number five is in her near reach… 

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

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

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. Veronica is much-admired worldwide for her sensitivity, creativity and deep expression. This year, she presents Beethoven’s Les Adieux in a literary way, alongside with Albeniz’s Spanish dances, Chopin’s Mazurkas and her own new compositions… 

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 beautifully performed on the cello… 

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. Her solo programme takes the audience to remote paradises of her musical world – from madrigal to the sounds of Mongolia, modern pop songs, Spanish fire, and Celtic melodies… 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

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

The Perfect Body

The Perfect Body

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

Horror – Gothic Tales and Dark Poetry

Horror – Gothic Tales and Dark Poetry

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

Daddy Drag

Daddy Drag

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

Thief by Liam Rudden

Thief by Liam Rudden

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

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

Rose McGowan: Planet 9

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

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

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

Buzzing

Buzzing

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

Boar

Boar

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

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. Come and help him pick a selection of songs from his best Stetson, from his glittering nine-album back catalogue, including internationally acclaimed new Nashville-recorded release, Southern Wind… 

Status

Status

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a Fringe First-winning show about someone who doesn’t want his any more. About running away from the national story you’re given… 

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

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

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

After 2018’s ‘funny, warm. 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. Veronica is much-admired worldwide for her sensitivity, creativity and deep expression. This year, she presents Beethoven’s Les Adieux in a literary way, alongside with Albeniz’s Spanish dances, Chopin’s Mazurkas and her own new compositions… 

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

Eliott Simpson: (A)sexy and I Know It

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

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired. 

Hyde and Seek

Hyde and Seek

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

Synesthesia the Musical

Synesthesia the Musical

You see a person, she sees the colour blue. She can smell green and taste purple. Synesthesia the Musical is an acoustic storytelling concert written and performed by Jillian Vitko based on her experience having Synesthesia, which, at its most distilled, is a blending of the senses… 

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

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

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 mother and our Kelly – sister, not the rapper… 

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

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

An Audience with Yasmine Day

An Audience with Yasmine Day

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

Jane Hill: All I Want

Jane Hill: All I Want

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

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. 

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. Today, Blazing Grannies’ F Mary Callan invites us to share wisdom and stories those royals might have shared in the Bible and the Qur’an – legacy for three faiths and the whole human race… 

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

We live in challenging times. Climate change. Pandemics. Brexit. But do not despair. Alpha Wolf – Britain’s leading survivalist – will show you the equipment and skills you need to survive the end of the world… 

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 answer the ultimate prerequisite: are we even worth it? Based loosely on themes from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Evaluation makes use of pre-recorded dialogue, hard data and Shakespeare as it explores the virtues that make us human and attempts to reconcile the great suffering that we have caused. 

Typical

Typical

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

Gobby

Gobby

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

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

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

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. A high-octane character comedy, featuring a fist-pumping Bon Jovi and a lovelorn Oyster card… 

Woke

Woke

Fringe First winner returns for six shows only. Against stunning gospel and blues sung live, two women 42 years apart join the struggle for American civil rights. Both are faced with the same choice: fight or flee? ***** (Scotsman). 

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

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

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

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters

Total Theatre Award-winner Rachel Mars returns to Summerhall with a gloriously intimate and funny new solo show. Before sexts, there were hand-written letters. And loads of them were proper filthy… 

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. Sell-out shows and rave reviews at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival: winner of the Encore Producers’ Award and nominated for the Soaring Solo Artist Award… 

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 but the eyebrows come and go? There is also a man almost in charge of the country who looks like me and is deporting people like me… 

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 complete works of Shakespeare as a guide to the human spirit… 

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. Direct from sold-out West End season. ‘Goes beyond impersonation’ **** (Times). ‘Nothing short of sensational’ ***** (BroadwayBaby… 

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 and tragedy… 

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. What do we want? Hands! When do we want them? Now! ***** (EdFestMag… 

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. 

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’s abuse… 

Deskchair Burlesque

Deskchair Burlesque

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

I'm Woman

I'm Woman

A true soul-bearing story of an immigrant girl who grew up without her parents and was sexually abused in childhood. This experience led to hard consequences and battles to overcome… 

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 and a bully… 

Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress

Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress

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

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

Michael Brunström: World of Sports

[SFX: FANFARE] Michael Brunström is an Olympic athlete striving for gold medal glory. Surrealist caper. Follow him on his sporting journey as he competes in the diving, the badminton, the archery, the cake decorating, the chess, etc… 

The Experiment

The Experiment

Sincerity has expanded on Mark Ravenhill’s creepy monologue The Experiment, where we follow the satiny-voiced, slippery narrator. If you could cure thousands of a fatal disease by experimenting on a single child, would you do it? That’s the question posed by the narrator of this story; their personal complicity in the experience of a slippery possibility… 

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. They write poetry collaboratively, nurture their garden and take inspiration from the mountains they climb together… 

Careless Love

Careless Love

An elderly sister and brother are brought together by a family tragedy that starts them on a hero’s journey, in a senior Hansel and Gretel fairytale sort of way. On their journey, they review scenes from their past as they are pulled toward their ultimate destination… 

Cruise to Hell

Cruise to Hell

A family’s dream holiday becomes a nightmare. Cruise to Hell follows a path of discovery – How medicines and anaesthetics can adversely affect our mental health. Millie Kieve vividly describes a close-knit family and follows how the parents and three brothers cope and support each other when 20-year-old Karen goes missing on a cruise holiday… 

Teach

Teach

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

Traumgirl

Traumgirl

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

Love (Watching Madness)

Love (Watching Madness)

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

Girl Stuff

Girl Stuff

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

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. Nine characters: black, white, old, young, male, female… 

Adolf

Adolf

Pip Utton, Fringe legend brings Adolf back for the final time. Over 20 years since its premiere, as relevant today as ever. One of the most successful Fringe solo shows ever. ‘Terrifying, searing, transfixing’ (Scotsman)… 

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

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

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

Baby Reindeer by Richard Gadd

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

Grit

Grit

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

My Mum's a Twat

My Mum's a Twat

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

Madame Ovary

Madame Ovary

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

Gone Full Havisham

Gone Full Havisham

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

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

Looking for Wolverhampton's Latin Quarter

A funny, touching and self-deprecating account of growing up in 1970s Wolverhampton. Ian looks back at his deluded teenage years. Being a trainee butcher at the Co-op is only a temporary situation before he reveals his true artistic talents to the world… 

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. When the pandas are returned to the zoo they begin displaying odd patterns of behaviour. Are these cute cuddly creatures the real deal or is it all part of an evil Weegie plan? Only Morningside Malcolm, quiet resident of Edinburgh’s smart suburbs, can restore order… 

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

Hayley Ellis: Nobody Puts Hayley in a Corner

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

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

Stewart Lee: Wok In Progress

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

Hair of the Wild

Hair of the Wild

Internationally renowned artist Concha Vidal presents an evocative site-specific performance in a hairdressing salon. Journey into the labyrinths of memory, through myriads of wigs and hairdos… 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

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

xoxo moongirl

xoxo moongirl

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

Lucy Farrett: Lois

Lucy Farrett: Lois

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

First Time

First Time

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

Mrs Shaw Herself

Mrs Shaw Herself

Mrs Shaw Herself is a one-woman show exploring the life of Charlotte Payne-Townshend AKA Mrs George Bernard Shaw. Charlotte, a wealthy Irish heiress, was a suffragette supporter, philanthropist and Fabian… 

Tales from the Garden

Tales from the Garden

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

Orlando

Orlando

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

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

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

I'm Coming

I'm Coming

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

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

Cat Hepburn: #GIRLHOOD

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

Traumboy

Traumboy

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

Green Knight

Green Knight

Christmas at Camelot: a monstrous green warrior issues an unwinnable challenge to Arthur’s finest knight. But what if the story was retold by the woman at its heart? A one-woman version of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight… 

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

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

Ripped

Ripped

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

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

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

Google Me

Google Me

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

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

Christina Bianco: First Impressions

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

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. Experience mayhem an’ motivation for body and soul, delivered wi’ gallus patter an’ a unique Scottish twist… 

Feast

Feast

A show about food. From primitive struggle, through the baroque excess to technological perversion, how has our relationship with nourishment changed throughout history? This one-woman show employs physical theatre, clowning and multimedia to delve into consumerism’s excesses and extremes… 

Pete Nash: Where's My Money?

Pete Nash: Where's My Money?

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

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

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

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

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

Brandi Alexander

Brandi Alexander

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

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. When the pandas are returned to the zoo they begin displaying odd patterns of behaviour. Are these cute cuddly creatures the real deal or is it all part of an evil Weegie plan? Only Morningside Malcolm, quiet resident of Edinburgh’s smart suburbs, can restore order… 

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

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

Iain Stirling: Work in Progress

Iain Stirling: Work in Progress

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

Icelandic Folk Songs and Stories from Icelandic Life and Culture, Viking to Contemporary Iceland; Piano, Voice and Drums with Passion and Humour

Icelandic Folk Songs and Stories from Icelandic Life and Culture, Viking to Contemporary Iceland; Piano, Voice and Drums with Passion and Humour

Icelandic folk songs and bits of Icelandic culture. Engaging and relatable. Adda, a professional pianist and singer, performs Icelandic folk songs, of various moods and tells stories in between, of this eccentric nation’s culture… 

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

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

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

Emma Shaw: Help

Emma Shaw: Help

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

Bring Back the 80s

Bring Back the 80s

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

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. Taking us through the life and times of her fictional autobiography, Berlin-based drag queen Gieza Poke fills in the details of how she came to be Berlin’s only, and best, Scottish pansexual pleasure goddess and ex daytime TV fitness instructor/drag superstar! 

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 hilarious and thought-provoking tour de force! ‘An accomplished actor, Fox knows how to create characters so real in two hours you feel you’ve known them a thousand times longer’ (Chicago Free Press) on Fox’s directorial debut… 

The Best of Northern

The Best of Northern

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

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. 

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 the queerness of childhood… 

Better Than Dying Alone

Better Than Dying Alone

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

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

Ferris Bueller's Way Of...

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

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… 

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. Corin Rhys Jones returns to the Fringe with the award-winning production of this comical and moving one-man show… 

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 hair and became total babes the minute we took off our glasses… 

Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted

Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted

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

Unexpected Turbulence

Unexpected Turbulence

Bienvenue à bord this non-stop flight from Paris to Cincinnati featuring Crystelle the flight attendant. A straightforward in-flight service devolves into chaos as we come to learn about the woman behind the pristine smile… 

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

Arnab Chanda: Boy From Earth

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

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

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

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

Richard Wright Is Just Happy to be Involved

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

Harun Musho'd: Dark Side of Harun

Harun Musho'd: Dark Side of Harun

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

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

The Artist Currently Known as Chris Chopping

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

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. Rachel is excited to see her sister Kelly, but Kelly isn’t happy to see Rachel. Clive meanwhile, is just happy to be invited… 

Catching Rainbows

Catching Rainbows

Kerry has broken the habit of a lifetime – pleasing people. In this funny, feel-good solo show she blends stand-up, song parody and literal dance into an inspiring rainbow of comedy… 

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. Discover some of the fascinating real locations and feel the history, mystery and humour of this most ancient and modern European capital city… 

Omid Djalili: Work in Progress

Omid Djalili: Work in Progress

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

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

Apocalypse Comedy Club featuring Mick Neven

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

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. This is Caspar’s new show and the fourth he’s brought to the Fringe. Combining new and classic magic (invented by the greatest magicians of the last 120 years), it’s a show full of the thrill of tricks you’ll see for the first time, and others that you already love… 

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 Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy… 

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. Featuring new and inspired takes on traditional classics like The Unthrown Tennis Ball, Mystery Noise and Which Hand’s the Treat In? ‘Astounding!’ (Audience review)… 

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

Joz Norris Is Dead. Long Live Mr Fruit Salad.

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

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist

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

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

Nathan Hurd: Colour Blind

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

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. Horror and dark comedy, based on a true story. Aren’t they always? 

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. This is a collection of those ideas… 

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

Age Fright: 35 and Counting

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

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

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

I Pilgrim

I Pilgrim

I Pilgrim is a funny and personal evening with Australian actor Alan Lovell. It is a one-man show based on his own experience of walking the Camino across Spain. It’s a piece of uplifting comic storytelling, an adventurous walk on roads built by the Romans with stories spiced with wit, tenderness and social observation… 

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass. Her work ranges from small intimate pieces to large architectural installations and is included in many important public and private collections including the Scottish Parliament, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Museums of Scotland… 

Churn

Churn

Time heals all wounds, but Shane’s healing might take a millennium. Memories, emotions and imaginary friends collide as Shane deals with the death of his younger sister and searches for a path of forgiveness for her murderer… 

Andrew White: Retirement Tour

Andrew White: Retirement Tour

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

The Daft Show with Bony Tony

The Daft Show with Bony Tony

Come and enjoy Bony Tony performing his utter nonsense, if you’re daft enough. Why? It’s the daftest show anyone’s ever seen or heard. And you can join in, if you’re daft enough. Relive your childhood stupidity… 

Voice of Authority

Voice of Authority

European premiere. Best of Fest award-winner, Pittsburgh Fringe Festival 2018. ‘Hidden gem’ (FringeReview.co.uk). ‘Perfect. Magic’ (Theasy.com). With the US Department of Justice after him for $19 million he doesn’t have, Dean’s world has gone sideways… 

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

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

The South Afreakins

The South Afreakins

Gordon and Helene are stuck in South Africa and in their rut. One longs to get out and experience everything retirement has to offer while the other won’t leave his milk tart. When they finally immigrate to New Zealand, the result is hilariously heartbreaking as they discover “home” is hard to find… 

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. ‘A criminally funny performer who’s almost certainly the love child of Kristen Schaal and Tina Fey’ **** (Charpo-Canada… 

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… 

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux

France. 1918. The Allies are about to lose the war. A deadly night assault led by the Australian troops of the 15th Brigade could swing the balance. Follow the journey of George Stevenson through the nightmarish horrors of the Western Front trenches… 

The Ballad of Mulan

The Ballad of Mulan

A woman, a warrior, a 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 emperors army… 

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

Jo Caulfield: Voodoo Doll

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

Unmeetables

Unmeetables

We all try to avoid certain people – bros with cats, people handing out flyers, vegans. But there are some we refuse to even look at because of the giving code. A laugh-and-cry one-man show… 

Amy Matthews: The Life Aquatic with Amy Matthews

Amy Matthews: The Life Aquatic with Amy Matthews

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

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

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

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

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

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

Bananas

Bananas

Ever felt like you’re not quite the full fruit bowl? Anna (Banana) never has! Comedian Anna Clifford brings you hilarious stand-up comedy weaved together with clever spoken word to leave you feeling like you too can grab life by the Bananas! Irish comic Anna Clifford regularly gigs around Ireland and the UK… 

Richard Pulsford: Roll Up for the Smirking Break

Richard Pulsford: Roll Up for the Smirking Break

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

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 of life in an art gallery… 

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 to the fore in this celebration of showbiz and the surreal… 

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. ‘Vivid portrait bursting with love’ ***** (Stage). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (TheWeeReview.com). **** (British Theatre Guide)… 

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

Madame Komondor Will See You Now

Treat yourself to a one-night stand with love and men’s health sexpert Madame Komondor! NYC comedian Krista Komondor’s alter ego bursts onto the stage in this no-holds-barred comedic experience to share twisted wisdom and answer your burning questions… 

Sunset

Sunset

"I'm a man!" you said. 

The Sensemaker

The Sensemaker

Hilarious yet uncomfortable, The Sensemaker shows a woman battling with an answering machine. Smartly dressed, standing behind a phone, she tries to meet the impossible expectations of an artificial voice… 

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-critic, Tim… 

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

Sajeela Kershi: Fights Like a Girl!

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

The Official Edinburgh Fringe Christmas Show

The Official Edinburgh Fringe Christmas Show

Richard Duffy has been celebrating Christmas every day since the day he was born. Come witness his mental breakdown… live! One third of critically acclaimed sketch group Planet Caramel goes rogue to tell the story of how he escaped his Christmas fundamentalist upbringing… 

The Stand's Pick of the Fringe

The Stand's Pick of the Fringe

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

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

The 30-Year-Old Virgo

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

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. 

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

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

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

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

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

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’t write jokes… 

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 iconic department store shuts – for good… 

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. Winner of Best Comedy Weekly at Adelaide Fringe 2019… 

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. Looking at race, parenthood and identity this one-man play dives into late 50s and 60s Dublin through the eyes of a young Phil Lynott, exploring how his unique circumstances set him up to found Thin Lizzy and become one of the stand out rock stars of the 70s… 

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

'One morning as Greta Samsa was waking from anxious dreams she discovered that in bed she had changed.' A female take on Kafka’s Metamorphosis, this one-woman show explores Greta’s navigation of family dynamics, and her transformation into a woman… 

Deer Woman

Deer Woman

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

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

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

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

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

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

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

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

Scottee: Class

Scottee: Class

Scottee grew up around mould, mice and clothes off the market. After a chance meeting with some posh kids, his mum teaching him to talk proper and him successfully persuading her to take him off free school meals Scottee knew he didn’t want to be common… 

Lulu Popplewell: The Humble Bumhole

Lulu Popplewell: The Humble Bumhole

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

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

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

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. Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being totally unique and completely fearless, her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft… 

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

Jacob Hawley: Faliraki

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

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

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

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 Twitter and why Donald Trump could have a rap album after his presidency; there may just be a musical about Trump too… 

Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Godmother of Scottish comedy. Chief Trump annoyer. Back at the Counting House bringing you the best of her 22 years of touring. New stories, old stories and stuff that happens on the day… 

Dummy

Dummy

A comedy about the autistic spectrum. Everybody’s on it. Diagnosed at a young age with autistic spectrum disorder, American comedian Anders Lee dives headfirst into questions of education, social cues, diagnosis and what it truly means to be dumb… 

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 be perfect… 

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. Or, as she says, ‘It’s better to face your fears than fear your face.’ Not your conventional stand-up, Cook masterfully combines witty one-liners and scintillating storytelling with hilariously irreverent musical comedy and projected visuals to demonstrate why asking yourself, ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ isn’t the worst way to make things happen… 

Matt Richardson: Imposter

Matt Richardson: Imposter

Multi award-winning Matt brings a brand-new ‘high wattage’ (Guardian) show to Edinburgh. As seen on Roast Battle (Comedy Central) Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and presenter of The Hangover Games (E4) Celebrity Haunted Mansion (W Channel UKTV) and Virgin Radio’s Drive-time show… 

Zane Helberg – Live from Rehab

Zane Helberg – Live from Rehab

A hilarious and cathartic stand-up show by comedian Zane Helberg. From having a one-legged recovering alcoholic Dad, a crippling drug addiction and a wife in the mental hospital, no dark corner of his life is off limits… 

Archie Maddocks: Big Dick Energy

Archie Maddocks: Big Dick Energy

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

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. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol… 

The Presented

The Presented

A struggling artist working at a movie theater, Chris goes on a surreal adventure into his subconscious while popping popcorn. From childhood moments to famous 19th-century actresses, armadillos and fog machines, The Presented is a funny and insightful look at success and rejection in the modern world… 

Sarah Lee: Half a Man

Sarah Lee: Half a Man

A half-hour from half a man (her father was a man). Join this loveable, grown-up tomboy for her punchy and hilarious Fringe debut. Jewish Comedian of the Year Finalist 2018. Leicester Square Comedian of the Year semi-finalist 2018… 

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. Well suppered and well scuppered, Rabbie reveals what it’s like to be transmogrified into a couthy wee household god… 

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. As seen on FOX's Showtime at the Apollo, NBC's Trial by Laughter (Season 8 finalist) and BBC's Stand-Up for Comic Relief… 

Justin Heyes – White Muslim

Justin Heyes – White Muslim

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

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

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

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. ‘Brilliant, unique and boundary bending comedy’ (TalkFringe… 

Javier Jarquin is Boring AF

Javier Jarquin is Boring AF

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

Blindingly Obvious

Blindingly Obvious

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

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

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

I’m Just Kidneying

I’m Just Kidneying

Amanda donated her kidney for her sister. But she wasn’t a match. Yet, she saved two lives. What?! Sounds like an incredibly heroic sacrifice, but Amanda loves attention, so it worked out for everyone… 

All Work, No Play

All Work, No Play

We all have to work. Awk longs for a better life outside the shackles of mediocrity, but something keeps holding him back. Awk’s on the clock, and he doesn’t have long until his time is up… 

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. Is the planet on the brink? It would certainly seem that way. However, Vladimir McTavish, two-time Scottish Comedy Award winner, described as ‘Scotland’s top satirical stand-up’ (Morning Star) offers some positively left-field comic solutions to stop humanity falling into the abyss… 

Orlando Baxter: Finding Mariah

Orlando Baxter: Finding Mariah

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

Ticker

Ticker

Ticker follows twenty-something Spencer, a Geordie millennial who is deeply in love with the inestimable Gabi. But Spencer’s life is torn apart by Gabi’s untimely – and unexplained – death… 

Phil Ellis: Au Revoir

Phil Ellis: Au Revoir

Phil says goodbye to Edinburgh forever. ‘“The time has come,” the Walrus said’… Sadly, the Walrus was right, Edinburgh’s most beloved and under appreciated genius is bowing out… 

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

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

Christianity and Me

Christianity and Me

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

David Kay

David Kay

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

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

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

Raymond Mearns – Confessions of a Control Freak!

Raymond Mearns – Confessions of a Control Freak!

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

I, Tom Mayhew

I, Tom Mayhew

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

Tumours

Tumours

Jay is 27. For one more day. And she reckons she’s about to die. It’s not all that rational, but whoever let that get in the way of a premature death fantasy? Written and performed by Ashleigh Laurence (Soho Writers’ Lab 2018/19), Tumours is a witty, tender, and darkly funny portrayal of a young woman trapped by the fate of her genetic legacy… 

I Want an Irish Passport

I Want an Irish Passport

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

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. ‘Brilliant, unique and boundary bending comedy’ (TalkFringe… 

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 the Fringe with Joyful Pain! A hackle-warming, hilarious, hairy face to see on stage from out of the quaint Scottish summers (featuring mists, downpours, heavy fogs, hail, sleet and snow), Craig has given the last couple of shivery Edinburgh summers the swerve, helping raise the newest beautiful member of his family… 

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.com) stand-up returns with a new hour. Robin’s a father to his son. A son to his father… 

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.com), tried to find a husband in a year. It didn’t work but she got a ridiculous story out of it (as did The Times, BBC News and of course Perth Courier)… 

Gavin Webster: Buddhism and Other Such Rubbish

Gavin Webster: Buddhism and Other Such Rubbish

Buddhism? Absolute nonsense! I’m appalled about it or something. Mental health?! We didn’t have mental health 40 years ago and we still survived. Trans rights?! I don’t have rights but you don’t hear me complaining do you? Veganism? Oh please! I love meat me, what do you think of that then, vegans?! Fracking?! Don’t get me started, well, wait till I think of something… 

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

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

Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?

Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?

Retired children’s TV pioneer Peter Fleming needs your help. His legendary BBC programmes are lost from the archives, from Professor Zany’s Mad Laboratory (1962) to Mrs Peregrine’s Wingless Birds (1976)… 

Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin'

Alex Hylton: Get Rich or Die Cryin'

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

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 it means to be a man… 

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Impressionist, comedian and singer Naomi brings to life all your favourite stars in her brand-new show. It’s your chance to see celebs as you’ve never seen them before! Adele croons over custard creams, Nigella Lawson defrosts meals in her bathtub and Melania Trump hits the bottle hard… 

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. He’s working up new material for his latest hour so come and see his new show take shape… 

Nick Everritt: The Deconstruction

Nick Everritt: The Deconstruction

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

Alfie Brown: Imagination

Alfie Brown: Imagination

This is a brand-new hour from Alfie Brown about family, friendship and inherited belief. Truly subversive and almost torridly honest, Alfie is a room-distilling comedian whose last hit show had sold-out runs in Edinburgh, at Soho Theatre and on tour… 

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Brand-new hour of opinionated, no holds barred stand-up from Liverpool Comedian of the Year Winner, English Comedian of the Year Finalist and Dave’s Best Joke of the Fringe Winner 2018… 

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… Into the Punset. ‘One of the funniest comedians in the world’ (Craig Ferguson, CBS’ Late Late Show). 

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.co.uk). ‘Big laughs and ranty surrealism from gripe-happy comic’ **** (List)… 

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

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

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. I’m going in sane, will I come out insane? All I know is it’ll be proper funny alternative comedy, not some mediocre bag of shite mainstream middle-class virtue signalling pile of wank… 

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

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

Absolutely Reliable!

Absolutely Reliable!

Times are tough for George. He’s a middle-class, middle-aged, straight, white man. What a lot in life! George is on a madcap journey to find what he desires – a gentle touch, a glance of recognition and a true female embrace… 

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 Granados… 

Big Wendy

Big Wendy

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

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through her favourite opera plots, with jokes, drinking games, and a Nessun Dorma sing-along! Having stolen this great music from the grand opera house, Madame Chandelier, the joyfully ridiculous and self-proclaimed anti-diva of opera, is tearing down the pretence and bringing opera to the people… 

Naomi Karavani: Dominant

Naomi Karavani: Dominant

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

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

'Character comedy at its finest' ***** (EdFestMag.com). Winner: Best Comedy Weekly, Adelaide Fringe. Meet the nominees for Woman of the Year. From an Instagram star to a competitive vicar… 

Kaned Laughter

Kaned Laughter

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

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

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

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried to Ban

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried to Ban

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

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

A presentation of visionary (ridiculous) ideas from an apocalyptic clown man. A comedic assault on “woke” ideology, with plenty of nonsense along the way. The show will look for truth in a post-truth world, for meaning in absurdity and for humour wherever she lies… 

Serena Flynn: Baubo Goddess of Filth

Serena Flynn: Baubo Goddess of Filth

Your worst and best possible self. Skirt-lifting trickster Goddess Baubo offers redemption for seriously deviant behaviour. Worship at her shrine. Bring daddy as a sacrifice. A whispering, shouting, call to arms… 

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

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

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

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

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

‘Call me Ishmael… Now it was some years ago – never mind how long precisely – that I did take it into my head to go on a whaling voyage…’ To celebrate the bicentennial of Herman Melville’s birth Ross Ericson (The Unknown Soldier, Gratiano) brings his classic tale to life in a stunning solo performance… 

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

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

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

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

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson (as seen on BBC1) brings his hotly anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. ‘A rising star’ (Metro). ‘Elegantly crafted. Hilarious.’ (Scotsman). ‘A bleak, existential cry about the mundane futility of existence… 

Donald Alexander: The Great

Donald Alexander: The Great

Scottish Comedy Award winner Donald Alexander is back with more long-limbed and surreal stand up. Lanky Don was on the telly (The Comedy Underground, BBC Two) doing stand-up and stretching this year… 

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. This show, whilst telling the story of his dad’s horrific murder, is also a funny, sincere, un- PC, no holds barred and touching homage to the man who shaped his life and humour… 

David Ephgrave: Niche

David Ephgrave: Niche

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

Sam Nicoresti: UFO

Sam Nicoresti: UFO

In 1998, Sam Nicoresti was abducted by aliens. Now he’s ready to reveal the beans and spill the truth in his debut show about space, alienation and dimensional string theory. Given the state of the world (ie very good), it’s natural for humanity to be content with knowing in space there is no one to hear our screams… 

Marc Jennings: Getting Going

Marc Jennings: Getting Going

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

Ross Leslie: Pretty Shy for a White Guy

Ross Leslie: Pretty Shy for a White Guy

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

Jim Campbell: Beef

Jim Campbell: Beef

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

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC is the debut show from British-born Chinese comedian Matthew Fong. His politically incorrect view on love, life and growing up is far from political. A whimsical comedian that has found his voice and is making the most of it… 

IvankaPlay

IvankaPlay

She’s hot, rich and f*cking powerful. She knows bad things are happening. But she’s making millions selling her line of shoes at Bloomingdale’s, Jared’s voice is as soothing as ASMR and her kids keep her busy… 

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

Jody Kamali Is Mike Daly – Darts and All

The Bristolian bumbling ex-darts champ is back. A calamitous Q&A and whirlwind journey into the soul of an idiot. The beer-swigging, pie-munching fallen star is setting the record straight in this off-beat physical/character comedy show… 

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

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

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 matter all over the stage in his debut stand-up hour… 

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 circus from simple beginnings in London 250 years ago when he and his wife presented their trick-riding on an open field, then took their new entertainment to the royal courts of Europe… 

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. Now he’s 30 and he’s never been in love. It can’t always be someone else’s fault? Learning more about himself and realising maybe he’s never actually been happy with who is, join Darren for his trademark passion and insightful wit as he tries to work himself out… 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Hardeep Singh Kohli: It's Hard to Be Deep

Identity politics. Right-wing nationalism. Climate Change. Brexit. Ronan Keating’s solo career. There isn’t much philosophy going on. Following his Celebrity Big Brother house “vacation”, the host of BBC Radio 4’s Sketchtopia embarks on one man’s mission to find a philosophy that explains and engages the malaise of modernity… 

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. It really wasn’t for him at all because his favourite things include safety, comfort, food and not being scared and miserable… 

The Man

The Man

A hilarious, brave and profound new show from the team behind last year’s sold-out, hit sketch show Camels. Patrick McPherson plays the role of The Man to explore themes of masculinity, sexuality and mental health with all the same comic flare as last year’s show but with a daring and dangerous message at its heart… 

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. Flashback a year: Toby is knocked off course when somebody crashes into his life… 

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. Pat Hobby, script hack who was hot when the movies were dumb, lurches from job to job, managing by luck and low cunning to more or less avoid the abyss of unemployment and despair… 

I Run

I Run

I Run is a Danish one-man play about running and grief. A dad loses his six-year old daughter to cancer and his world falls apart. He starts running to deal with his loss. He runs to try and find the point where he no longer runs, but soars – the point where he is close to her again… 

Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Tom Stade: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

All new material from prolific Canadian superstar. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era! Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and vigour; he can draw lessons from the past but he’ll be damned if he lives in it… 

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. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack… 

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

Charlie returns with more historical comedy, characters and stand-up. Napoleon and Amelia Earhart are back by popular demand but watch out for Jane Austen. Pasting together experiences old and new, expect trips down dodgy memory lanes, opinionated puppets, spontaneous discoveries and a showstopping finale! Like her previous two Edinburgh shows, this promises to be exceedingly charming, a little bit weird and very funny… 

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. A family birthday party back in a childhood setting is a trigger for a wander down memory’s estrada… 

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. Is she an epic Romantic vagabond or just an entitled absolute pr*ck? She’s chasing a dream, but the chase might be much, much funnier… 

Robin Grainger: Dog Complex

Robin Grainger: Dog Complex

Robin Grainger (Best Newcomer nominee, Scottish Comedy Awards) just got a dog. This surprise 30th birthday present forced him to become a grown-up. Swapping day drinking for city breaks, hangovers for yoga, and Fortnite for French bulldog meet-ups… 

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’s little worries to mere homoeopathic levels… 

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. Expect sharp storytelling and offbeat observations, as the 27-year-old delves into the reality of living at home with his mum and a refugee… 

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

Hotly anticipated debut from promising newcomer. Winner of Scottish Comedian of the Year and Chortle’s Best Newcomer. Daisy woke up on her 30th Birthday deeply dissatisfied. Why isn’t she thinner, more successful, and blonde? And why does that cow on Instagram have it all? This year is going to be different; get sober, stop crying in public and for god’s sake get a boyfriend! This is one woman’s attempt to change everything about herself: ‘Impressive… 

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 know… 

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. Covering a thrilling whirlwind of topics with skilful ease and exhilarating energy, Nokise’s brand of joyously cathartic stand up will twist its way into your psyche and leave you delighted… 

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. Fresh from taking London’s West End by storm in smash-hit, Austentatious, Daniel attempts to cram the entirety of recorded time into just one show… 

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. Love and loss can teach you a lot about who you actually are… 

Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

Timandra Harkness: Take a Risk

The future is uncertain. Does that thrill you or terrify you? Do you seize opportunities, or feel at risk? After the exponentially funny Your Days Are Numbered and spectacularly entertaining Brainsex, Timandra is back to play with risk… 

Searchers

Searchers

Taigé Lauren presents one woman’s journey to find what makes an American. But where does this journey begin? History? Personal experience? Culture? Politics? Religion? As she travels west, to the land of tomorrow, she digs further into the past where she meets unlikely strangers, becomes part of the nation’s origin stories and eventually finds the dark heart of it all… 

Oh Yes Oh No

Oh Yes Oh No

This is about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics. About understanding what you want and wondering how to ask for it. Award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin asks the difficult questions, taking you on a surreal joyride through female sexuality and violence… 

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. Using racism he’s received from Twitter trolls as a jumping-off point, Ken explores racism in all its forms from the unique position of a British-born Chinese, ex-Cambridge mathematician dropout and professional poker player… 

Girl Wasp

Girl Wasp

Bees are immediately punished for their stings. Wasps don’t learn their lesson. One small person’s journey to discover that she has and is everything she’s always wanted. She’s just one fib away… 

(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. Loosely inspired by Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book, Joseph Campbell’s Hero Mythology, Romaire Bearden’s Black Odyssey and Harlem Renaissance art, this one-person hip-hop mashup of lyrical poetry and live music comments on the Black experience in America… 

Martin Marki

Martin Marki

This is the debut solo show of the most unknown Norwegian, Martin Marki. Martin wants to explore the expectations around always being the “funny” guy. He feels like somewhere along the way, he lost the dream of becoming a serious actor or a contemporary dancer… 

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. Or on stage. Is she ever truly present in the moment? Sometimes it takes a little darkness to shine a light on the truth… 

My Father the Tantric Masseur

My Father the Tantric Masseur

A reserved English father turned Tantric Masseur. A Muslim mother who insists on open dialogue. Roann has been caught in the middle since seven, furiously masturbating… Roann McCloskey navigates life as a post #MeToo queer, British-Algerian woman in this award-winning sell-out production that will have you laughing, crying and pondering the name you’ve given your genitals as you’re taken on a journey of excruciating self-discovery… 

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

In September 1996, Channel 4 screened a documentary about River Phoenix as a gay icon. One participant in that film was a 23-year-old Chris Goode. Chris’s new solo show uses the life and death of River Phoenix to look back on the turbulent experience of queer life in the 90s – including the intense summer of his first Edinburgh Fringe, twenty-five years ago… 

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. Featuring songs such as Bring Back the Oul’ Potato, a paean to the potato and how it’s demise has led to an onrush of psychological and sexual confusion, and I Want to Eat the Pilot, an emotional ballad from Alive! the musical… 

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. A raw and powerful performance, with humour, heart and soul, with stunning vocals and beautiful imagery in the storytelling… 

Ladybones

Ladybones

Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel. Digging into the mystery of the bones, can she handle the chaos of what she discovers? Based on personal experience, this is an uplifting and compelling story about OCD, dungarees and being weird but not a weirdo… 

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. Performed by Fringe First winner Daniel Bye (Going Viral, The Price of Everything) and his six-month-old son, Arthur… 

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. Featured on The Jim Jefferies Show and The Comedy Store. BBC Comedy Award winner. Stand-up packed with Whitehead’s usual adventurous sense of humour… 

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 appear on The Apprentice: You’re Fired, News Quiz and The Now Show… 

Jan Ravens: Who Do I Think I Am?

Jan Ravens: Who Do I Think I Am?

How did Janet from Hoylake end up taking down the people running the country? Impressions of public follies and private anxieties from the Dead Ringers star. Total sell-out 2017/18… 

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Last year’s smash hit show is back (and slightly updated) by popular demand. Hal has literally filled our screens on such shows as Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and Bake Off: Extra Slice… 

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 2018… 

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 "wokeness" in his debut show… 

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is?

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is?

As seen on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, The Tracey Ullman Show, BBC R4’s Dead Ringers and 4Extra’s Newsjack. Rob Brydon has called him ‘a remarkable new talent’ and the pretentious 23-year-old impressionist likes to agree… 

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. As an artist, his name has become synonymous, not only with music but with cultural history! In this poignant and critically acclaimed show, British singer-songwriter Gary Edward Jones not only recites the music of one of his idols, but also tells the unique story of Paul Simon: combining visuals, stage design, and of course… 

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 system… 

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Three years ago comedian Lucy Frederick – ‘Delightful’ (BroadwayBaby.com) – was picking herself up from the floor and ordering a gin and tonic; now she is picking up dirty socks and ordering fish fingers and peas… 

David Mills: A More Dynamite Future

David Mills: A More Dynamite Future

Focus people! Shit’s about to get real. Comedy for a world in crisis from a comic who’s not kidding around. A wander through our terrifying, 24-hour reality television cartoon dystopia with an eye on the amazing and frightening future that awaits us… 

Jo Caulfield: Killing Time

Jo Caulfield: Killing Time

Jo Caulfield strides on stage with all the self-assuredness of the seasoned performer that she is. Wryly observing the audience, she comments that we ‘look holidayish – last night dressed up more’, and this sets the scene for some gentle audience interaction where Caulfield pointed out some 'silver foxes' and 'peaky wankers’... 

It Is a Truth...

It Is a Truth...

When it comes to empowerment, Jaleelah Galbraith believes today’s feminists should look to Sense and Sensibility instead of Single Ladies. In her debut stand-up show It Is A Truth, Galbraith covers speed dating, school girl crushes and Bridget Jones to explain how Austen’s comments on life for women still ring true today... 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

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

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. He makes no apologies as he discusses his childhood, issues with his father and the death of his mother when he was a mere nine years old... 

Grace

Grace

Katie Reddin-Clancy’s solo show has the potential to be fantastic – with a delicious, sharply observed script that is slickly performed. It is a show that appropriately evades simple labels, a mix of character comedy, cabaret, variety, new writing, monologues, solo-show and theatre, all wrapped into one... 

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates. Comedy PR is 50% meretricious fighting talk, 50% photoshoot: so move over everyone – there’s a new confident cop in the dreamery... 

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? Fresh from a sell-out UK tour; Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe, presents his hilarious new stand-up show about his working-class roots and the determination, arrogance, selfishness and sacrifices it takes to become undeniable... 

Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

Myra Dubois: We Wish You a Myra Christmas

It has often been said that Myra DuBois is an act way ahead of her time. Ok, well I’m not sure if that’s strictly true, but it does provide a thinly disguised opening gambit for this review and at the very least doing a Christmas show in August is forward thinking... 

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

The back room at Dragonfly is unassuming. Rows of chairs extend backwards from an archway through which the performers do their thing. Yesterday I saw a man transform that room into a magical, ridiculous, confusing, joyful space... 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

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

Ivy Paige: Seduction

Ivy Paige: Seduction

Ivy Paige opens her show gliding on stage in full sequins and crystals, elegantly poised as the heady beats of It’s Raining Men blasts in the background. She injects energy with her mere presence, and welcomes us as her lovers past, present and future – because ‘pronouns all sound the same when you have a ball gag in your mouth’... 

Grace Notes

Grace Notes

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

Status

Status

Chris Thorpe's solo show for this year is about grappling with national identity as a white british man. It uses a mix of storytelling music, song, wonderful visuals and projection, to tell us the story of struggling with your national identity when your nation does something you fundamentally disagree with... 

Harpy

Harpy

Harpy is an intricate portrayal of a nuisance neighbour, with more nuances than one would expect to squeeze into a one hour show. Su Pollard excels in her primary role of ‘Birdie’, also inhabiting various other characters to extend the cast... 

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. Sometimes fierce, sometimes sad but all encased with a feisty sense of humour... 

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

After an absence of two years, the Perthshire farmer returns to Edinburgh with another trailer load of tales of rural life and how country people view the outside world. Jim, who also played the farmer in BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad, uses a range of characters and regional accents to address a wide range of hot topics such as internet dating for farmers, village nightlife and how to pimp your Land Rover... 

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 (properly)... 

The Dame

The Dame

Peter Duncan’s The Dame is hosted at The Dome, one of Edinburgh’s glitziest and most glamorous buildings. The sparkling chandeliers, oversized vases of flowers, ornate furnishings and the sound of champagne corks popping make it the perfect setting for a spectacle... 

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason is a silly man who made me cry with laughter today. From the opening angler fish routine to the closing end-of-the-world sequence, I was grinning with joy throughout his Planet Earth... 

Bob Doolally

Bob Doolally

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

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 brutal delusion of neoliberalism... 

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle

Bare Knuckle sheds light on the brutal (and often hidden) male world of bare knuckle fighting. This new one-man show specially written for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, reveals the emotional battles between father and son... 

Brawn

Brawn

Brawn is a portal into the world of a young man named Ryan. A world consumed by image and obsession, where self-worth is measured in muscle mass and where self-improvement becomes self-destruction... 

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. Johanna Stein plays cello and sings. Her solo programme takes the audience to remote paradises of her musical world – from madrigal to the sounds of Mongolia, modern pop songs, Spanish fire and Celtic melodies... 

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... Think Pope, Prime Minister, James Bond... and many more! Complete with tantalising, hilarious visual snippets of his ridiculous letters! 

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. He spent four years on the Heart-Lung Transplant team at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, six years at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and is now an NHS Consultant Physician in Northern England... 

Nerd Time's a Charm

Nerd Time's a Charm

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

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. This one-man show blends breathtaking physicality with words and music to magnify the final stages of a young man's journey through isolation... 

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals is a one-person show about growing up with a disabled sibling, based on writer/performer Christina Murdock's real life experiences. As she says at the end of the show, this kind of 'everyday tragedy' is rare to see portrayed on the stage or screen... 

Falling With Style 2018

Falling With Style 2018

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

All(most) Bach and Chopin

All(most) Bach and Chopin

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

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

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

Do you not fit into a box? Olivia (Big O) knows all too well about not fitting in: when kimchi, AKA fire-breathing garlic dragon breath, is your culture’s most famous export, how are you ever going to lead a normal life in the land of burgers, French fries, and ketchup? But as an acupuncturist, who fixes people for a living, why can’t she fix herself? In this hilarious comedy hour, Big O entertains with her Korean-American observations... 

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

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

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, as The Big Lie is a little gem... 

Susan Macbeth

Susan Macbeth

Join this utterly compelling performer and teacher in a one-man comedic journey through education. You’ll never say teachers work until 3pm and bunk off for the holidays again. Then again, how else could he be here over August?  

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

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

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. Aaron’s energetic and aggressive musical comedy is peppered with expletives with very dark-humoured undertones... 

Whispers in the Cosmos

Whispers in the Cosmos

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

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates. Comedy PR is 50% meretricious fighting talk, 50% photoshoot: so move over everyone – there’s a new confident cop in the dreamery... 

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

With her cult following for her acerbic doodles online about love, Jessie has stuff to say. She’s back with a new show – following on from her two previous sold out and critically liked shows... 

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do

Death, Dating and I Do. Paige's life has changed in five years – cancer killed her husband, she had her first one-night stand and now she's marrying a British accountant. When life gives you lemons, screw it, learn to play the ukulele... 

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. The Midnight Soup starts as a monologue and gently opens out to become a conversation... 

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. A unique and unpredictable seated performance of love songs, protest songs and drinking songs intertwined with the stories behind the songs and the random adventures they've led him on... 

See-Through

See-Through

All you need is a camera, an internet connection and something to say. Last year, 34% of young people voted YouTuber as their top career choice. Claire was intrigued. She decided to have a go... 

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

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

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

Tetra-Decathlon

Tetra-Decathlon

The Tetra-Decathlon is a gruelling 14-event athletics competition, requiring a unique combination of skills to complete. Having never before set foot on a running track, Lauren Hendry decided to sign up for the event, joining only a dozen other women in the World Championships... 

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign

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

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

As a character actor, Pip Utton is renowned for his depictions of world-famous figures, ranging from Margaret Thatcher to Charles Dickens and everything in between. This year is a much more intimate affair as we enter the life of Michael, a fictional carer for his childhood sweetheart Christy whose life has slowly deteriorated following her diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease... 

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, along with a cast of comical characters including a reassuring Rabbi, a Brit who’s not British and Judy from Atlanta, who may be related to George Clooney... 

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. When a woman’s perfect marriage descends into a mixture of apathy, rage and enforced dependency, the reality of losing everything brings about a completely unexpected, unimaginable career change... 

Mr Lorraine

Mr Lorraine

Some people choose their alter ego. As for Mr Lorraine, it chose her. Following a successful debut at the sold-out Out of Order Tedx Talk at the Rose Theatre in Kingston Upon Thames, Lorraine Chademunhu takes you on a journey exploring certain misconceptions... 

Mr Lorraine

Mr Lorraine

Some people choose their alter ego. As for Mr Lorraine, it chose her. Following a successful debut at the sold-out Out of Order Tedx Talk at the Rose Theatre in Kingston Upon Thames, Lorraine Chademunhu takes you on a journey exploring certain misconceptions... 

147Hz Can't Pass

147Hz Can't Pass

147Hz Can't Pass is the culmination of lived experience. Manifesting as a calculated mess of movement, energy, spoken word and slam-style poetry, it does not seek permission and offers no apology... 

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

Simon Munnery: The Wreath

On any given afternoon in the Fringe, you’re likely to find Simon Munnery gracing the stage of The Stand comedy club. On the day of review it wasn’t raining, preventing the comic from one of his most reliable gags (“do you enjoy the dampness of the sauna but dislike the excessive warmth? Visit Edinburgh in August”), but there were plenty of familiar Munnerisms on display – a blend of surreal perspectives, snippets of songs, written material and gloriously amateurish DIY props... 

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

Phill Jupitus: Sassy Knack

As a huge number of the entries in the Fringe programme could tell you, the life of a stand-up is a tough one – hours and hours of unpaid work just to get a decent set together and followed by a life of travel, constantly having to single-handedly win over a new audience every night... 

Kate Berlant: Communikate

Kate Berlant: Communikate

A master of audience coersion, Kate Berlant mines her best material from audience response rather than her own resources. There are times when it seems as though she is resting on stock replies to an audience member denying she is actually psychic, but it is equally evident that Berlant is a hugely talented improviser who spins funny and engaging material from almost any audience response... 

Ladykiller

Ladykiller

With little more than a bedside lamp, a leather armchair and a helpful cadaver, The Thelmas have brought to life a deliciously morbid monologue that will please fans of Fleabag, Making a Murderer and everything in between... 

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 Ashwood Garvey and Amy Jacques Garvey (the two wives of African nationalist the Hon Marcus Garvey, champions of the movement in their own right), in Amantha Edmead’s play about the power of hope in action... 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour, Jamali Maddix is returning to Edinburgh before heading out on his first world tour. He’ll be bringing brutally honest and unflinching material on the state of society along with personal tales from his travels around the world of hate and moral confrontation... 

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. What started as a few sleepless nights on holiday in New York in 2007, quickly turned into a decade-long struggle with insomnia... 

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

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

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

We've all encountered the wine wankers' insufferable diatribe. We endure it because we have no f*cking idea what they're talking about. Follow one woman's accidental journey over 12 months from shallow wine novice to full-blown wine wanker... 

Rik Carranza: Still a Fan

Rik Carranza: Still a Fan

Rik Carranza is a Star Trek fan. Still. The title of this touching, heartfelt show rather gives that away, which is why it's initially a surprise when he tells us how at one point he boxed up all his Star Trek memorabilia and donated it to a charity shop... 

Huff

Huff

It’s hard to tell you to go see Huff at Summerhall’s CanadaHub, but I absolutely must. Playwright and solo performer Cliff Cardinal gives a virtuosic performance that brings painful life to facts and figures that are relatively unknown and, for the more privileged among us, almost unfathomable... 

Lemons

Lemons

Doctor Klevemark isn't a real doctor, but she believes in the power of positive thinking. Her own depression is not going to stop her from telling people how to be happy and what they've been doing wrong so far... 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere... 

Mistero Buffo

Mistero Buffo

Go and see this show right now. I just wanted to get that out before wasting any more time. Now to the review.As we walked up the winding staircase to Underbelly's Big Belly space the walls were dripping with what felt like the sweat of a thousand performers and audience members... 

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

I'm sure that history will suggest otherwise but, after seeing George Steeves perform his one man show, I couldn't help but think that Stevie Wonder must have written his song "Lately" with him in mind... 

Everything Is Going to Be KO

Everything Is Going to Be KO

Everything’s Going to be KO begins with an educational psychologist. Shapes, numbers and letters are shown in an increasingly confusing series of exercises. They seem daunting and impossible to get right... 

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

Grace the Former Child: The Bi-Polar Express

Grace the Former Child was diagnosed at 14 with bipolar disorder. Luckily she saw the funny side. Join the Fringe's youngest stand-up comedian – now aged 15 – on a surreal journey through adolescent mental health services... 

Bleeding Black

Bleeding Black

Sam is a young Kiwi who discovers the thrill and adrenaline of following professional rugby. Like his dad before him, Sam quickly becomes addicted to the game. It all becomes too much after one particular game – New Zealand vs France, World Cup quarter final 2007... 

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. Quirky and poignant. Written and performed by Stephen Callaghan. Directed by Rachel Callaghan... 

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Tim Renkow insists he’s spent the last decade on the comedy circuit trying to find a social or racial group that he’s NOT able to insult, because that would mean – as a disabled redneck from the Southern States of the USA – he had finally found someone worse off than him... 

Canoe

Canoe

“Who are we, now that we don’t have kids?” Matthew Roberts performs as three key characters in this touching one-man performance: as two fathers, David and Tom, that lose their 9 and 11 year old children in a tragic accident; and as their adopted son, Andrew... 

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. Moving his family to Israel for six months put this man's optimism to the ultimate test. With missiles flying and his wife and children kvetching, Kaye had high hopes of settling the turmoil overseas once and for all... 

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals

A kick. A scream. A tantrum. When it comes to disability, what’s allowed? What’s forbidden? This is a middle-child story of the extraordinary range of experience that comes from growing up too soon alongside a sister who will never grow up... 

David Mills: Focus People!

David Mills: Focus People!

David Mills is always well turned out: sharp-suited, finely tuned, sitting on his stool like some Easy Listening Singer from a bygone age. Indeed, there's something compulsively melodic about his laid-back delivery; his barely-pausing-for-breath monologue, with its near-poetic repetitions, deviations and call-backs to us, his "people"... 

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

So what exactly IS the Trouble with Scott Capurro? Is it that this left-leaning liberal American (yes, he's the one, apparently) seemingly talks without pausing for breath? ("Are you keeping up or is this too fast?") Is it because his alleged raison d'être is using the blackest humour to "make the unpalatable, palatable"? Is it his glee when audience members walk out—which he achieves within ten minutes, on the night of this review?... 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix strides on the stage and immediately takes some shots at the easier targets in the front of the audience. It marks an entertaining kick off to a show, which starts and finishes strongly but sinks with an uneven middle section... 

Zugunruhe

Zugunruhe

Zugunruhe (zoo-gun-rue): an ornithology term for ‘migratory restlessness in birds’. This show explores the incredible flight of a marsh warbler, the world’s only bird whose song echoes its migration route... 

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

Jessimae Peluso: Seven Deadly Sins

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

How to Swim in Hollywood

How to Swim in Hollywood

“Up, up, up. Down, down, down.” This is just one of the many repetitions Alice Sylvester uses to build the time capsule that is How to Swim in Hollywood. Sylvester begins at a white vanity in a white nightgown with long blonde hair, immediately invoking images of Marilyn Monroe before her death... 

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma, a Human Voice

Alma: A Human Voice is a one-person performance focused on portraying and contrasting two characters from the early 1900s. One of these is painter Oskar Kokoschka, who famously made a life-size doll of his former lover, and muse, Alma Mahler; the other is the main character in Cocteau’s Opera, La Voix Humaine, a heart-broken woman... 

Never Vera Blue

Never Vera Blue

Never Vera Blue is a brave and commendable production, which interrogates the effects of gaslighting in an emotionally abusive relationship. Laura Dos Santos delivers an arresting performance as the protagonist, referred to only as ‘Woman’, who constantly tries to assert her version of events across three complementary strands of imagery... 

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

Hardeep Singh Kohli: You-topia

As the lights go down, the audience are met with a film playing on a screen, with a voiceover asking various people of diverse identities what utopia means to them. They reflect with various answers – ‘a level of wellbeing’, ‘heaven’, and ‘total equality and bliss’... 

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 for you... 

Daniel Kitson: Good for Glue

Daniel Kitson: Good for Glue

Because he's an idiot, in thrall to his own imagined past, Daniel Kitson (41) has decided to perform an unfinished show that starts at midnight in a room that gets debilitatingly hot and doesn't have enough chairs... 

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. When a woman’s perfect marriage descends into a mixture of apathy, rage and enforced dependency, the reality of losing everything brings about a completely unexpected, unimaginable career change... 

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

Wonderfully unexpected opportunities can occur at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; even more so at the 'Free' variety. You can be queuing for Stephen Bailey: Our Kid only to discover that, as he's away 'doing some TV,' his slot in the room is filled by another young, gay standup called James Barr... 

Bottom

Bottom

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

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

Henry Café: Quiz Machine

Henry Café, quiz host and death investigator, investigates death and hosts a quiz. To catch a killer, sometimes you have to think like a killer. Sometimes you have to host a pub quiz... 

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Caspar Thomas: More Magic and Mentalism

Stunning, skilful magic from Caspar Thomas. Following his successful runs at the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes 2015 to 2017, Caspar returns to Edinburgh to perform more new and classic (invented by some of the greatest magicians of the last 120 years) close-up, interactive, before-your-very-eyes sleight of hand magic and mentalism... 

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. Fearless comedy from the creator of international hit It’s Got to be Perfect (Best Show at Funny Women Awards), Dolly Mixture, Would Like to Thank and Bitchelors... 

John Hegley: New and Selected

John Hegley: New and Selected

He came to our home with my Grandmother. He went and he never came back. Masked, but without one. He gave my sister and I each a five dollar bill. Or was it 10? One of a series of portraits... 

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

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

James Farmer (writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Last Leg) is back for an hour of jokes about being a big scaredy cat. They say White Men Can’t Jump... 

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

Sheraz Yousaf: The Pursuit of Manly-ness

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

Live the Laugh

Live the Laugh

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

Nick Hall: Peninsula

Nick Hall: Peninsula

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

Universal Dad

Universal Dad

The story of a young man’s quest to find the father he never knew through an emotional cross-country journey that changes his life forever. A heartfelt, funny and engaging dramatic memoir... 

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

Look, it's Tom Little, Alright?

Tom Little won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2015, was a BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2014 finalist, and appeared in both Pleasance Comedy Reserve and Big Value showcases so, you know, be impressed... 

Lia Hatzakis – Onion Gum

Lia Hatzakis – Onion Gum

Lia Hatzakis delivers a multi-character show, playing every member of the Onion family. Hatzakis’s one-woman comedy drama is multilayered and filled with depth, heartbreak and hilarity... 

Blaise White Changes the World

Blaise White Changes the World

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

Pigeon Man Apocalypse

Pigeon Man Apocalypse

William Whitehurst's savage and unflinching examination of abuse and isolation is given wings in the shape of Arthur Cork, performed by the award-winning Corin Rhys Jones. Arthur has walled himself up in an abandoned warehouse, existing on a diet of pigeons and rainwater... 

This Sentence is the Title of the Show

This Sentence is the Title of the Show

Al Lubel also considered Mean Jewish Boy and Boy of Inaction as titles. He now realises that he should have chosen one of them. But he is still not sure which one. 'Al Lubel has one of the funniest jokes I ever heard' (Jerry Seinfeld)... 

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

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

Following her five-star smash-hit It's Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes), Alison Thea-Skot brings you a sizzling explosion of chaotic character comedy. A high-octane solo sketch show featuring a lovelorn Oyster card... 

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison's latest multiple-character show. From Madame Melancholy, to a lonely woodland creature, to a weather girl reporting on the Apocalypse, these characters are inspired by sadness but performed with joy... 

Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful

Everything Wrong With You Is Beautiful

Poet and raconteur Tina Sederholm has long been an adult, but still feels like a problem child. As her father is consumed by Alzheimer’s, Tina tries to uncover the facts behind a family story that never rang true... 

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Ever heard a bald man sing Rihanna? As seen at the biggest comedy clubs in the world, including Caroline's on Broadway in NYC and Yuk Yuk's in Toronto – 'exceptionally funny' (Mark Dolan, Balls of Steel) Scottish baldy Gary Sansome takes an irreverent look at music and popular culture in this hilarious, fun-packed show... 

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

Maxine Jones: My Way 62

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

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. When not at the Fringe, he can be found arrogantly inflicting his world view on audiences at some of the country's best clubs... 

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

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

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. Can she find her true home, freeing her voice? Fay Roberts (Other Voices, Hammer and Tongue, Allographic, Spoken Word Artistic Director for PBH’s Free Fringe) navigates a modern mythological sea journey in poetry, storytelling, and music... 

Who Cares?

Who Cares?

Who Cares? Tracy is a mobile care worker helping people wash, dress and eat. Tracy does her best to give people the care they need but, overloaded with calls, she doesn't have enough time which leads to emotionally charged visits... 

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 Encounters of the George Clooney Kind! Kathy also talks poignantly about the trials, tribulations and hilarity of raising a child on the autistic spectrum... 

Peter Brush: Chasing Snails

Peter Brush: Chasing Snails

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

White Feminist

White Feminist

Are you one of the good ones? Did you go to a women's march? Would you boycott Becky? Tonight someone's gonna. Host Becky Harlowe is filming this episode live and you're so #blessed to be in her studio audience... 

Statements

Statements

Until relatively recently in Western society, children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, or a wide range of neural and behavioural challenges, were either institutionalised in "special" schools or abandoned to the back of the classroom... 

The OS Map Fan Club

The OS Map Fan Club

Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show in 2017. Join Ordnance Survey enthusiast Helen Wood for a humorous exploration of the much-loved, fold-out, paper map. Take a fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble with sheet no... 

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond

Tormented souls, evil villains, cliched employees, best friends and invisible men – enjoy a humorous look at the evolution of gay male characters on stage and screen in the past 100 years... 

Andrew White: Coming of Age

Andrew White: Coming of Age

In 2017, Andrew White debuted his first solo show, It Was Funnier in My Head, unable to legally drink, have debt, or even get into some venues he was set to perform in! But this year, he's back and ready to do it all again with a new-found sense of adulthood... 

It's a Dog's Brexit

It's a Dog's Brexit

EU exit day is just seven months after the Fringe. Will we be ready? After the arguments, insults and other showstoppers that only Brexit seems to inspire, is the exit deal any good or are we looking at a complete dog's Brexit? Following hugely successful seasons at the last two Edinburgh Fringes, as well as two weeks at the Adelaide Fringe 2017, Geoffrey Brown returns with his new show – come along and enjoy an entertaining 45-50 minutes exploring what the latest Brexit deal means for the UK and our relations with Europe and beyond. 

Limmy’s Vines

Limmy’s Vines

Limmy is perhaps best known for BBC Scotland’s Limmy’s Show, but when that came to an end, Limmy turned to Vine. With a lot of time on his hands, he spent most of 2013 on his phone, recording six second video after six second video... 

Don Quixote Unbound

Don Quixote Unbound

Miguel de Cervantes is woken from his eternal slumber by celebrations of the anniversary of his death. Discombobulated, he magically alternates between being himself and his creation, Don Quixote de la Mancha... 

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Friends

Tina T'urner Tea Lady and Friends

Award-winning cult favourite returns after her sell-out Edinburgh debut with new musical comedy characters including the melodramatic Audrey Heartburn. This spirited, surreal and high-octane show is not to be missed! 'Embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret from the days when the weird and the wonderful dominated' (Chortle... 

Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight

A distinguished company breathes life into the lusty age of Falstaff, including Sir John's audacious revels with his "King-in-waiting" Prince Hal, his preoccupation with sherry sack, and memoirs all of the very merry age of England... 

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

Richard Pulsford: Uns-Pun

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

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel

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

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

Aatif Nawaz: Instant GrAATIFication

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

No Sanction

No Sanction

Reflecting myself in the mirror. The person in front of me is nobody. Nobody. Maybe somebody to you. In this corner of the world, I’m waiting for sanction. One man seeks a place to belong... 

DUPed

DUPed

Written and performed by Scotsman Fringe First Winner, John McCann (SPOILING, Traverse Theatre, 2014) and directed by Erasmus Mackenna. The Reverend Dr. Ian Kyle Paisley was once a young, firebrand, fundamentalist preacher from the heart of Ulster’s Bible Belt... 

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

Paul 'Silky' White: Ziuq

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

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

Tired of watching middle-class white boys try to be funny? Come watch a middle-class brown boy (who grew up in a white society) try to be funny! After performing alongside the Cambridge Footlights, at the Comedy Store and Angel Comedy, to name a few, Sameer is bringing his third show to the Fringe! He provides his hilarious take on race, society and little things you never noticed... 

The Spider Glass

The Spider Glass

From chasing girls to catching spiders, James knows what's expected of him as a man. With humour and honesty, in the landscape of #MeToo he's now forced to face his complicity in the inherited story of masculinity... 

Step Mama Drama!

Step Mama Drama!

Allison Hetzel (University of Alabama) returns to the Fringe after two successful runs of her solo show, Considering Georgia O’Keeffe (2009 and 2010). Step Mama Drama is based on true stories; step monsters and loving friends are included in this journey exploring the role of the stepmother often depicted as the evil stepmother or stepmonster... 

Social Media Suicide

Social Media Suicide

@izzybaby1991: 'You're invited to a very special 27th birthday party. One I promise you won't forget!' Social Media Suicide is a darkly comic one-woman show about the lengths a girl will go for online fame... 

The Weegies Have Stolen the One O'Clock Gun

The Weegies Have Stolen the One O'Clock Gun

When Edinburgh’s famous One O’Clock Gun goes missing the city is outraged. When it appears to have been stolen by Glaswegians the ancient rivalry between the two cities threatens to turn ugly... 

A Voice

A Voice

Paris, 1971: The optimism of the last decade is faltering, and women are fighting for equal rights. Yéyé star Angèle is watching her career stall, stuck in the image created for her fans and unable to find her true voice... 

Filth

Filth

From the writer of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh and Harry Gibson's relentless one-man show returns. Warning: this performance contains sleaze, power and the abuse of just about everything... 

Artist – Jennifer Thomson

Artist – Jennifer Thomson

Admirers of Jennifer Thomson's cityscapes and seascapes will be intrigued to discover a different focus in her work this year. This series of smaller, mainly figurative paintings celebrates those simple, heartwarming moments in life that make you smile... 

Don't Kill Your Darlings

Don't Kill Your Darlings

Award-winning actor Ingvild Haugstad from Det Andre Teatret tells the story of a person who retreats from the world after losing a soulmate to a freak raspberry accident. Puppetry, sketches and improvisation make up this heartfelt silly show by one of Norway's most unique performers... 

A Complete Waste of Time

A Complete Waste of Time

Steve Chang takes you on an introspective journey to find meaning in life by means of ayahuasca, hookers and gay conversion camp. Spoiler alert: it’s a complete waste of time. A stand-up comedy, storytelling, solo show. 

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... Think Pope, Prime Minister, James Bond... and many more! Complete with tantalising, hilarious visual snippets of his ridiculous letters! 

Son of Jim

Son of Jim

'Three years ago, while on a hunt for stationery, I opened a desk drawer in my parents’ house...' Ever wonder who your parents were before you came along and ruined everything? A true story of found family treasure about a boy and his dad... 

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

2023. Post-Brexit, MI6's budget has been cut to the bone, but they need a new agent in Berlin. Out of work comedian Tom Skelton has 'seasoned abilities as an improviser' (Chortle.co... 

I Can't Do This

I Can't Do This

A glimpse into the mind of a 29-year-old boy, trying to be a man! The making of an Edinburgh show from the POV of a terrified performer battling against himself. A brilliant mess of non-sequential ideas passionately formed and quickly decided against in moments of self-doubt and dread... 

Life and Death of a Near-Hero

Life and Death of a Near-Hero

A "nearly" comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during London Bridge terror attack in 2016. I have been doing a lot of things and people always get it wrong! I have always done things in my own way and I hate people regarding me as just an old man ex-stripper... 

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

Stephen K Amos: Work in Progress

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

Tonight With Donny Stixx

Tonight With Donny Stixx

Superstar Donny Stixx is finally in town! Prepare to be amazed and expect the unexpected as Donny goes down in history as the greatest magician of our time! But please, no questions about the incident at St Joseph’s... 

Thin Air

Thin Air

Contemporary shamanic theatre inspired by the enchantment of timeless magician poets, mystics and dervish trance, unravels the threads of our time-spun space of dreams. 'The baseless fabric of this vision' is Prospero's Thin Air... 

Bottled Up

Bottled Up

Meet Jeanie. She hoards plastic bottles. No one’s perfect. Better the bottles are kept in here than let them wander about out there – so please excuse the mess! Her newborn baby, Sophie, is quiet for the first time since they got back from the maternity ward... 

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

Alun Cochrane: You. Me. Now.

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

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous star feels it's time to spill, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. What went on in the Big Brother house? Can she be honest about stand-up comedy, being fat, wheezy and other secrets? Probably not... 

Bearne the Midnight Oil

Bearne the Midnight Oil

This two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist and master of dark comedy brings an hour of finely crafted jokes with the occasional silly pun. Ideal for late night audiences. 'Killer one-liners' (Scotsman)... 

Your Bard

Your Bard

Did Will Shakespeare write his plays? Spend a rip-roaring hour in the pub with the man himself! He'll tell you all about his family, what it's like on tour and the glory days at the Globe... 

James Veitch's Work in Progress Show

James Veitch's Work in Progress Show

To make James Veitch better for you, he brings regular updates to improve speed and reliability. The latest update includes small visual changes, general bug fixes and performance improvements providing a more consistent user experience... 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

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

Caution: Deadline Ahead – A Comedy About Procrastination

Caution: Deadline Ahead – A Comedy About Procrastination

Devised, new-writing comedy unlike any other. With this mix of different character monologues intertwined by her own storytelling, you’ll either thank heavens you’re not like her, or you’ll reassess your shameful life... 

The Voice Behind the Stars

The Voice Behind the Stars

This one-woman show tells the story of the most prolific ghost singer of all time, Marni Nixon: the best film diva you (almost) never saw. Dubbing for over 50 Hollywood films, she was the singing voice for stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe... 

(sorry)

(sorry)

What does it mean to be a millennial? One stands before you, trying to process her three most pressing concerns: job exploitation, crumbling friendship and the imminent apocalypse. She has an overwhelming need to share... 

Marriage and Mayhem

Marriage and Mayhem

What is the secret to marriage? How can you laugh for 40 minutes and still come away motivated to work on the oldest institution in existence? Just come on in and find out how life, the universe, and marriage works... 

Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke!

Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke!

Troy Hawke returns with another riotous hour, navigating the detritus of everyday life and the divine properties of Scrabble values. This year, amongst other things, he tackles overthinking, illuminati on the high street and (literally) a thief in Liverpool... 

JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs

JoJo Bellini: Agents Provocateurs

A one-woman cabaret about history's greatest female spies. Brassy, bombastic bombshell blasts brilliant ballads about the wicked women of the espionage world. A celebration of history, subterfuge and the women who did it all... 

The Godfather of Comedy

The Godfather of Comedy

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

Laura Davis: Ghost Machine

Laura Davis: Ghost Machine

A show about life. Performed by a ghost. For the love of god. Laura Davis pushes into new ground in her internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning show Ghost Machine. Lauded as one of the strongest and most unique comedic voices around, Laura Davis is unconventional, cathartic and exhilaratingly hilarious... 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

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

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher

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

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

Imran Yusuf: Saint, Sinner, Sufi

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

Dream On – Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

Dream On – Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

'In my view, best new show at Leicester Comedy Festival' (Tony Booth, Leicester Comedy Festival Judge). 'Fantastically funny' (Arts In Magazine). Bipolar woman unleashes her questionable powers of seduction in what not to do when the love of your life just doesn't fancy you... 

Frank Lavender: Gotta Laugh

Frank Lavender: Gotta Laugh

Following his mother's tragic death (freak accident with a Bic Razor), the misogyny apologist and comedian par excellent presents his debut hour! 'Works the crowd like an Italian mama with pizza dough' (Scotsman)... 

One-Man Pride and Prejudice

One-Man Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in possession of a woman's story must be in want of a wife – to help him adapt it. Charles 'One-Man Star Wars' Ross, gives Pride and Prejudice the one-man treatment. 

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg is not your standard Everyman. He's an anxiety-riddled, emotionally unstable, jaded romanticist who took up stand-up comedy at 18 instead of going to uni, and who managed to remain a virgin well into his late 20s... 

James Nokise: Talk a Big Game

James Nokise: Talk a Big Game

After two years of shows on gangs, golliwogs, racism and politics, James Nokise returns to The Stand with his new show on… sports! Yep. Sports. After Brexit and Trump, the world's got too crazy so come into a safe space of sports jokes for an hour of world cups, world champions but no world events... 

Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand

Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand

You are cordially invited to the grand reopening of Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand. Expect silly characters, daft voices and bizarre audience interaction. Brice has quickly become a master of his own hilarious style of character comedy... 

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

Canadian comedy veteran and perpetual white belt Kevin Matviw (The Second City) returns to the Fringe with an unhinged solo sketch show filled with improv, “karate” and hilarious characters that will leave you laughing and feeling almost empowered! 'Saturday Night Live worthy' (Globe and Mail)... 

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

If you were invited to a 50th birthday party in Ibiza, would you go? To help you decide, Sarah takes you on her journey and it's one you'll never forget. Winner of What's on Readers' Award 2017 – Best Midlands Comedy Breakthrough Act... 

David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall

David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall

The 1991 holiday camp talent show winner, frontman of Best Hertfordshire Band 1998 and Most Promising Student 2002 pinpoints where things went wrong. Among the Daily Telegraph's 20 Funniest One-Liners and Comedy Central's 35 Funniest Jokes from the 2017 Fringe... 

Josh Pugh: The Changingman

Josh Pugh: The Changingman

Josh Pugh: The Changingman. What are the things that define us? The clothes we wear? The jobs we do? The people we hate? Hilarious newcomer and English Comedian of the Year 2016 Josh explores all through his unique brand of stand-up... 

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian and new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types because it's the Fringe... 

The Kinkens

The Kinkens

Kinkens is old Scots for the evasive answers to the questions of overly curious children. A one-woman tragicomedy inviting you to ponder who we are, where we are and how we are regarding all things mind, body and soul... 

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God

Mister Tuesday, potatoes versus knives, 80s, music, future wizard, noise, monkeys, lords, frauds, the saddest pictures in the world, animal band, ways to live, ways to die. Sucked off by God... 

Keara Murphy: Furious! #MeToo Time's Up! No Bawbaggery Allowed!

Keara Murphy: Furious! #MeToo Time's Up! No Bawbaggery Allowed!

Twice featured on BBC Radio 4's Pick of the Week. 'Her motormouth delivery makes Ben Elton look like Stephen Hawking' (Chorlte.co.uk). 'Comic genius! She's Eddie Izzard with more make-up' (List)... 

John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party

John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party

Suited and booted Australian improv god unleashes pure comedy chaos in a basement with a live blues band. Different show every night! ‘John strides onstage giving literally zero f**ks’ ***** (Skinny)... 

Tom Ward: Popcorn Lung

Tom Ward: Popcorn Lung

On the back of last year's critically acclaimed Love Machine and an appearance on Live from the BBC (BBC Worldwide), Tom Ward is going in for a closer inspection of his favourite themes: love, freedom and aloneness... 

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes – Free

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes – Free

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Ever wanted to know the meaning of life? No, neither has Jen, she's too busy trying to stop her twins from using her shoes as a toilet. Still, we're only on this planet for a finite time, wouldn't it be good to find a bit of meaning in your otherwise pointless existence? Join Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all... 

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

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

Thrown by Jodi Gray

Thrown by Jodi Gray

A microphone shaped like the human head. An audience with wireless headphones on. A uniquely intimate one-woman show about letting go of your smaller self. 'The little one is listening still... 

Masud Milas: Masud Abides

Masud Milas: Masud Abides

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

Allan Havey Stands Up

Allan Havey Stands Up

You’ve seen him in Mad Men, you’ve seen him in Billions, you’ve seen him in Hail Caesar! Now see why he’s one of the best stand-ups in the world working today. 'Cocksure, irreverent, and very funny' (New York Times). 

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional

Nick Elleray: It's Been Emotional

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

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

I'm just a comedian, standing in front of literally anything, asking it to love me. How being needy and anxious made me famous for a day. As seen on the BBC's Soft Border Patrol. 'An absolutely engaging performer... 

Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy

Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy

What type of comedian are you Gav? Hard-hitting? Are you one of these edgy types that says the unsayable or a modern consumer complaints comedian? Maybe you’re surreal and are only capable of looking at things obtusely... 

Richard Wright: Virgin

Richard Wright: Virgin

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

Hamlet (An Experience)

Hamlet (An Experience)

After breaking new ground with their award-winning Richard III (A One Woman Show), Brite Theater are once again reinventing Shakesperian performance with this new production of Hamlet directed by Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir... 

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns

New work-in-progress solo show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy. With seemingly sweet and innocent charm, Katharine finds dark comedy in her observations on relationships, family, mental illness, feminism and her past misadventures... 

Curried Mustard

Curried Mustard

Growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the West with no language, culture, personality, looks or even a clue. 

Dysney Disfunction

Dysney Disfunction

In Brexit Britain happily ever after (and UK residency) is just a marriage visa away. But Australian Alice's visa expires today and she's only got Primark flats for glass slippers, an Oyster card for a pumpkin coach and a prince who won't twerk... 

Adam Riches Is The Guy Who...

Adam Riches Is The Guy Who...

...you meet right after you come out of a long-term relationship. He has a nice smile, an easy manner and no car. The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner makes a rare appearance under a belly and an even rarer appearance in the afternoon with this intimate look at one of the planet's most deliberate men... 

James Cook: Sarcasmic

James Cook: Sarcasmic

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

Some Like It Holt

Some Like It Holt

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

Adele Cliff: Sheep

Adele Cliff: Sheep

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut hour, all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep. Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016 and 2017... 

Zahra Barri is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra Barri is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra’s never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. Nor has she intentionally made herself look like a dog on Instagram. In a world full of Kim Kardashian’s career, be Kim Jong-Un’s Korea... 

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? Fresh from a sell-out UK tour; Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe, presents his hilarious new stand-up show about his working-class roots and the determination, arrogance, selfishness and sacrifices it takes to become undeniable... 

Kit Finnie: Mabel and Mickey

Kit Finnie: Mabel and Mickey

What happens when you try to tell someone else's story, but they're not done talking? Kit has written a show about Mabel Normand, a notorious 1910s movie star, and the murder case that swallowed her legacy... 

Claire Ford: Unboxed

Claire Ford: Unboxed

Feel like you\'re stuck outside the box? Then how do you think inside it? Through heartfelt storytelling, clowning and double-walled chipboard, Unboxed promises more \'brilliant, unique and boundary-bending comedy\' (TalkFringe... 

Eau de Munro

Eau de Munro

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

10 Steps to Happiness

10 Steps to Happiness

Pebble Trust Award Winner, Runner Up Audience Choice Award, Best Comedy by IYAF nominee, Brighton Fringe 2017. The sell-out hit 10 Steps to Happiness returns. We’re born, we go to school, college, sometimes university... 

That Daring Australian Girl

That Daring Australian Girl

The women of England demand the vote! The remarkable true story of Muriel Matters: the South-Australian actress and elocutionist who became a leading figure of the UK's suffragette movement and the foremost woman orator in Britain... 

Show Up

Show Up

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe 2017 improvised solo comedy about your crazy life returns! From the New York City comic who brought you the Edinburgh Fringe hit Desperately Seeking the Exit... 

I Want an Irish Passport

I Want an Irish Passport

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

Simon Caine: Sex, Drugs and Other Things I Never Do

Simon Caine: Sex, Drugs and Other Things I Never Do

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

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one-man show Johnny Irish to Edinburgh which includes stories from the odd man’s life, well crafted one-liners and musical comedy. In this show you will learn of Duffy’s inability to deal with basic tasks in life as well as his romantic failings... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes – Free Entry

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes – Free Entry

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

Lenny Sherman: Make the World a Better Place

Lenny Sherman: Make the World a Better Place

Fresh from filming on an upcoming comedy show for Channel 4, Lenny brings his hotly anticipated debut hour to the Edinburgh Fringe. Chortle.co.uk's Steve Bennett described him as 'a big, bold, baldie full of straight-talking working-class opinion, flirting with the audience’s assumption he’s going to be knuckle-headed racist, but playfully undermining that image with more silliness than satire... 

Alice Marshall: The Strike

Alice Marshall: The Strike

Winner of the 2017 Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Award, critically acclaimed character comedian Alice Marshall returns with a brand-new show. Join Maria, the world's angriest air stewardess, as she welcomes you on board a non-stop flight direct to the fifth dimension... 

Diary of an Expat

Diary of an Expat

A one-woman show, directed by Katharina Reinthaller, telling the comic story of the encounter between modern migrant Cecilia and London – a contemporary El Dorado craved by generations of young Europeans... 

An Evening With Miss Wong

An Evening With Miss Wong

From laundry girl to one of Hollywood's most glamorous stars, the tragic and wonderful life of Anna May Wong. Fighting against prejudice and ignorance, she rose to become one of the acting elite, the leading lady that was not allowed to kiss her leading man... 

Jason Neale: Happy to Help

Jason Neale: Happy to Help

A comedy show of searing honesty – too much honesty if anything! Delivered in his usual no-nonsense style and jam packed with plenty of laughs throughout, Jason questions why he's so Happy to Help... 

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

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

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

Ari Shaffir: Jew

Ari Shaffir: Jew

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

Paul Wade: Mortal

Paul Wade: Mortal

Do you struggle to fit in in an ever-changing world? Does the speed of change make you feel old before your time? Then you know how Paul feels. Join him as he exposes his thoughts, fears and vulnerabilities and makes everyone feel a bit better about just being themselves... 

Shady With a Chance of Sunburn

Shady With a Chance of Sunburn

Dana Alexander offers her unique and irreverent perspective in an industry that is dominated by the privileged and homogeneous – a purple sheep in a group of black sheep. This is her funny, fresh and alternative perspective on our cultural shift which challenges the status quo because you can't be 'woke' if you were never asleep... 

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth is a low-budget, one-man nature documentary set in a future where our worst predictions came true – following ecological collapse, thousands of endangered species are extinct, including the BBC... 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

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

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian and new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types because it's the Fringe... 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

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

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Ever wanted to know the meaning of life? No, neither has Jen, she's too busy trying to stop her twins from using her shoes as a toilet. Still, we're only on this planet for a finite time, wouldn't it be good to find a bit of meaning in your otherwise pointless existence? Join Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all... 

Sagar Dreamcast

Sagar Dreamcast

Fiona Sagar (Funny Women Best Show nominee 2016 and 2017, The Groundlings Comedy Theatre) returns with a new character comedy show, Sagar Dreamcast. Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multiplayer with this fresh character-based show with this 'talented impressionist' **** (FringeBiscuit... 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

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

Gareth Berliner: I Paid for 50 Minutes of Your Time

Gareth Berliner: I Paid for 50 Minutes of Your Time

Stand-up comic Gareth Berliner was cast in Coronation Street four years ago to play dodgy drug dealer Macca, and was told he didn't need make-up! He's also very funny. Gareth has been working on new things and ideas and playing with form... 

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Meet the nominees for Woman of the Year in Anna Nicholson’s debut character-comedy show. 'Sharp and witty, a gifted mimic... Victoria Wood in a smartphone age' **** (TheReviewsHub... 

Alex Garner – Who?!

Alex Garner – Who?!

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

Extreme MoMentum!

Extreme MoMentum!

The world’s only motivational mind reader returns to the Fringe, but this time, it’s extreme! Dangerous stunts and death-defying spectacles, all performed for your entertainment and inspiration! Phil attempts to stay ‘in the moment’, in order to read your mind in order to avoid career-ending injuries or even death! A new and improved version of last year’s show, described as both ‘empowering’ and ‘enlightening, educational and enriching’ by The Reviews Hub (4 1/2 stars) and ‘inspiring, uplifting and gently intriguing’ by Fringe Guru (4 stars)... 

This Is Just Who I Am

This Is Just Who I Am

Do you find me likeable? Would you happily spend an hour with me? How about two? This is a show about identity, authenticity and the murky area in between. It's about being yourself, and not having a f*cking clue what that even means... 

Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob

Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame was overweight in his late childhood and obese in his early teens. Dealing with weight issues in his formative years, split between growing up in London and spending his summers in rural Ghana played a significant part in the person he is today... 

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Darren Harriott returns with a brand new show that explores everything from the personal to the political with his trademark warmth and proper jokes... 

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

After an absence of two years, the Perthshire farmer returns to Edinburgh with another trailer load of tales of rural life and how country people view the outside world. Jim, who also played the farmer in BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad, uses a range of characters and regional accents to address a wide range of hot topics such as internet dating for farmers, village nightlife and how to pimp your Land Rover... 

Lucy Frederick: Even More Naked

Lucy Frederick: Even More Naked

Some years ago, comedian Lucy Frederick appeared in a reality TV show in which she had to get naked. Like, completely naked. No socks or anything. And while that might sound alarming, she's since discovered that actually, there's a far more terrifying way to get your bits and bobs out for other people... 

Pricks

Pricks

I've had over 70,000 pricks – of the medical kind. This is my chance to set the record straight about type 1 diabetics like me. I'm not bankrupting the NHS. And I can eat a cake – a whole bloody cake – if I want to... 

Richard Wheatley: Jokes and Tales of a Second-Year Gap Student

Richard Wheatley: Jokes and Tales of a Second-Year Gap Student

Richard is Britain’s leading blind theoretical physicist turned stand-up comedian with a Blue Peter badge… well, definitely in the top three. Richard began his gap year after his theoretical physics degree in 2016... 

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand

Irina Titova: Queen of Sand

Making her UK debut, talented sand artist Irina Titova and her audience will travel Around the World in 80 Pictures in the spirit of Jules Verne. The Russian artist belongs to the absolute premier class of sand art; the title Queen of Sand is a pretty accurate description! The speed and fascinating ease with which she composes an image and lets it fall away, only to create something new in its place, is breathtaking... 

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

Jessie Cave: Sunrise

With her cult following for her acerbic doodles online about love, Jessie has stuff to say. She’s back with a new show – following on from her two previous sold out and critically liked shows... 

Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man

Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man

After last year's sell-out run, Paul returns to Edinburgh with his life, seemingly, still bordering on disarray. Having spent two decades juggling disparate careers, loneliness, heartbreak, a multitude of vices and an overwhelming urge to show off his general knowledge, he finds that just as one problem disappears, another suddenly emerges... 

Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

What do I need to do to make you like me? Just tell me so we can all just relax. I promise by August the show will be great, so let's all just have a lovely time and forget that the Great Barrier Reef is completely gone... 

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

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

Good Manners Gone Bad

Good Manners Gone Bad

Ever wondered what happens when nice manners go head to head with a Russian gangster? In a fusion between theatre, comedy and cabaret, James McLean is a one-man theatre company and presents the 'brilliantly acted' **** (GlamAdelaide... 

One-Man Stranger Things

One-Man Stranger Things

Charles 'One-Man Star Wars' Ross and Canadian Fringe legend, TJ Dawe, parody the Netflix smash series, Stranger Things. Prepare to have your Upside Down turned right side up. You'll laugh until you bleed from your nose, just like Eleven. 

History Has a Purpose?!

History Has a Purpose?!

The least qualified and most concerned history teacher in the UK (Oskar Schortz) guides you through his biggest worry yet – that history has a purpose! Join him for a lesson to discover why history has nothing to do with who we are, how the internet is putting him out of a job, and why lessons from history won’t help you fill out your tax return… Where all the usual arguments for doing history fail, Oskar presents a radical new way of making history... 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

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

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches

Fresh from filming her BBC Three series of the same name, comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyonce Do?! and Am I Right Ladies?!) is back with her third stand-up instalment... 

Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times

Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times

Join award-winning comedian Benet Brandreth for a comic tale of love, loss, redemption and ramekins. Slightly surreal, hugely funny, it's a story about how to cope with the absurdity of today's world, find love at 43, put on a one-man show in New York and come to terms with all your spare ramekins... 

Patrick Monahan: #Goals

Patrick Monahan: #Goals

Multi award-winning comedian and Fringe favourite, returns with another brand new stand-up show, #Goals. We all have life goals, whether it's to win the lottery or marry up, make it your goal to come and watch an hour of great comedy from an Irish-Iranian smoggy! Constantly touring, comedy website Ents24 has listed him for the past three years in the top three of the hardest-working comedians in the UK... 

The Moa Show

The Moa Show

Three lonely men are magically transported to a mythical land through the charms of a Maori busker. To get home, they must seek the wisdom of the all-seeing Moa and escape the grips of a racist spotted Kiwi and a frustrated thrush... 

Looking for Lightning

Looking for Lightning

An inspirational story of courage, caution and perseverance and humor. Facing a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis head on, McLean takes us on a journey from the fast-paced life of Hollywood to Canada to India and the feet of yoga master BKS Iyengar... 

David Correos: The Correos Effect

David Correos: The Correos Effect

New Zealand's David Correos has blown away audiences from Auckland to Adelaide, now he returns to Edinburgh with his debut solo show. Defying genre and labels, this Billy T Award winner has all the tricks up his sleeve... 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. This show began as a work-in-progress in Edinburgh last year and now makes its official premiere... 

Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo

Eleanor Morton: Great Title, Glamorous Photo

Scottish rising star and oddball, Eleanor Morton tries to reinvent herself as the sexy, confident comedian she has always secretly probably been. It will definitely work. Refreshingly silly, offbeat and alternative comedy from an award-nominated person... 

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs

An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal. A convenience shopkeeper eschews convenience to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Chortle's One to Watch 2018, Richard Todd, returns to Edinburgh with a new show... 

Vince Ebert: Sexy Science. Made in Germany

Vince Ebert: Sexy Science. Made in Germany

German comedians are like English cooks, sober Scotsmen or Texan democrats. And physicists aren\'t funny at all. That may be true until you meet the father of German science comedy... 

Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader

Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader

The world's never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. Athena can't help but notice consistencies between the universe and herself. How can she blame people for choosing Trump when she's choosing the wrong men? Clearly we haven't realised she constantly makes mistakes so we don't have to... 

Why Even Bother

Why Even Bother

In this dark one-man comedy we get a glimpse into the world of Main Character and the everyday struggle of his normal life. Please hold and someone will be with you shortly. The ever-growing apathy of life can feel crushing... 

Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs

Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs

A madcap adventure through the wild mind of a young Australian absurdist. She hurtles the audience through dogs, a dog show, dads, gross poetry, absurd short stories and more dogs. Mind your head on the way in... 

Gate 64

Gate 64

Winnie is a vagrant. Once a travelling performer, she now finds her audience in the delayed passengers of International Departure Lounge 64. Here, stories and anecdotes form a tapestry of existential thought, presented with prideful expertise by our audacious raconteur, Winnie... 

Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club

Charlie V Martin: The 24/7 Club

Welcome to The 24/7 Club, where everyone was born on the 24th July! Party with Zelda Fitzgerald, Amelia Earhart and more in Charlie V Martin’s new solo show about her birthday. There’s more than one way to look at history and yourself… Improv, stand-up, characters and puppets – history with a twist and a shot of original comedy... 

Metamorphosis of One

Metamorphosis of One

One is found buried in a culmination of emotions when life takes an unexpected turn. Carefully planned aspirations and future hopes held dear are disjointed, uncertain. Without help or direction from any avenue, everything in life seems new and fast-paced... 

Dominoes

Dominoes

Layla McKinnon is days away from saying 'I do' to Andy McKinnon. Already having the same surname as her fiancé used to be a funny coincidence but now threatens to drive them apart... 

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever

Ken Cheng: Best Dad Ever

Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner, Cambridge mathematics dropout and professional poker player Ken Cheng returns this year with his second stand-up hour. Born to Chinese immigrants in the UK, Ken never had the most normal upbringing... 

Nick Hall: Spencer

Nick Hall: Spencer

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. He's the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated. Unfortunately, no one's ever heard of him. 206 years later, Nick Hall tells his story... 

25 Years of Stand-Up: Vladimir McTavish

25 Years of Stand-Up: Vladimir McTavish

Vladimir McTavish became a full-time stand-up comedian in 1993, since then he has performed to audiences worldwide and gigged with some of the biggest names in the business. In 25 Years Of Stand-Up, he celebrates his quarter-century on the circuit with a show which is a unique bend of brand-new material, some of his greatest hits from two decades of comedy back-catalogue and some hilarious comedy anecdotes about life as a comic... 

Bryony Twydle: Flamingo

Bryony Twydle: Flamingo

Character comedian Bryony Twydle (BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama, E!'s The Royals) presents her debut Edinburgh show. Join Bryony as she presents her chaotic collection of interconnected characters... 

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

She won a King's heart in the 40 year romance known around the world as The Love Story of the 20th century. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated his throne for the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson... 

Benny

Benny

When Benny Hill died in April 1992, his body lay undiscovered in his flat for two days. During these two days his shows were watched by millions all around the world. This captivating one-man show revisits those final days and insightfully explores the life of the lad himself... 

A Holy Terror

A Holy Terror

Joe Rooney is best known for his role in Father Ted as the rebel priest Father Damo. He has been performing stand-up for the last two decades from Moscow to Milwaukee and everywhere in between... 

Butterfly

Butterfly

Following the success of Even God Knew I was Gay, Jilberto Soto presents Butterfly. Based on the Mariah Carey album, so it’s even gayer. In all honestly, it’s a show that revolves around the butterfly effect, how the smallest change can make the biggest difference... 

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

What would you do if you had a bet on the horses and won a year's wages in a day? Quit your job and become a professional gambler? Sure, why not. Award-winning comedian Ross Brierley takes you on a surreal journey into the highs and lows of trying to predict the future to pay the bills... 

Linda

Linda

Funny Women award winner Freya Slipper's (CBBC, The Free Association) debut character show explores the power of social media and what happens when an ordinary person does something extraordinary – like going to space... 

Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It's Hot

Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It's Hot

Following his sell-out run in 2017, Akbar returns armed with a copy of the Qur’An in hand. It’s a much funnier book than people give it credit for. Akbar's own journey tells him that faith still has a place in modern society... 

Billy Bremner and Me

Billy Bremner and Me

A schoolboy’s dream. To be a professional footballer, to play at the highest level, to represent his country and to usurp the crown of his school’s greatest hero: Leeds United and Scotland footballer Billy Bremner... 

Impact

Impact

A terrible crime has been committed. The guilty want to talk. They stand before you, offering their side of the story. Will you listen? The victims have written letters sharing their experience and you have access to them... 

Tamsyn Kelly: You're Welcome

Tamsyn Kelly: You're Welcome

Does a story even exist if it's not on Instagram? Tamsyn Kelly is a hilarious, fresh, new voice. And she's going to use that voice to be heard. Just like Emma Watson did in 2001 when she invented feminism... 

Micky Overman: Role Model

Micky Overman: Role Model

Rising star Micky Overman presents her highly anticipated debut show. Being a nanny and raising a teenage girl, Micky figures out how to set an example when she herself has made some pretty questionable choices... 

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Life is a heavy blanket of sadness and if you want joy, you've got to poke some holes. Yes, that's basic Buddhism, but let's let her think she invented it, okay? Join BAFTA prize-winning writer Andrea as she tries to make the world a better place... 

Yvette

Yvette

Every once in awhile a piece of theatre comes along so powerful that it wobbles you, requiring time long after the curtain call to be processed in its entirety. Yvette, a one-woman play written and performed outstandingly by Urielle Klein-Mekongo, is one of these pieces... 

Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do

Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do

Despite the title, it’s quite clear from this hour of absurdist comedy that nobody is making Australian cult comic star Demi Lardner do anything. If there is one comedian who succeeds without ever compromising her unique sense of humour, it’s Demi... 

Heads Up

Heads Up

Kieran Hurley works towards an overwhelming state of urgency with the audience in his solo show Heads Up. Delivered with effective use of second-person narration, Heads Up is a story about the end of the world, and we follow the plight of four individuals who are deeply distressed and disconnected with the world around them... 

You've Changed

You've Changed

Fitted out in an elegant tuxedo, in an echo of Marlene Dietrich's revolutionary turn in 1930’s Morocco, Kate O’Donnell is every inch the smooth Old Hollywood dame. In You’ve Changed, O’Donnell (writer, performer, and Artistic Director of trans-led theatre company Trans Creative) tells the story of her transition with 30s music-hall flair, using a range of cinematic and theatrical references to convey how ‘transitioning in 2003 felt more like the 1930s’... 

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill provides the jokes. You provide the order. A brand-new hour full of stand-up, pop-ups and post-its from the award-winning Australian comedian. ‘I adored it’ ***** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)... 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first against our responsibility as a society towards children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring BAFTA award-winning actress Monica Dolan (W1A, Appropriate Adult, The Witness For The Prosecution), explores how far one mum will go to give her child what she wants... 

Eleanor Colville: Bigamous

Eleanor Colville: Bigamous

Of all the things one expects to see when attending the Edinburgh Fringe, a public tying of the knot is likely to be towards the end of the list. Well, prepare for that to change; the solo debut from the highly talented Eleanor Colville offers just that, and much, much more... 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first against our responsibility as a society towards children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring BAFTA award-winning actress Monica Dolan (W1A, Appropriate Adult, The Witness For The Prosecution), explores how far one mum will go to give her child what she wants... 

Hear Me Raw

Hear Me Raw

'I recognise this'Daniella Isaacs was in the newest Sweaty Betty zero gravity leggings, making hemp and cacao energy balls, flanked by her nutribullet. She was even using the hemp powder that I have... 

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

This show, a high spot of Watson's notorious Edinburgh career, began as a work-in-progress at the Fringe two years ago. After 111 performances, and a Pleasance run last year which sold every ticket and was officially the third best reviewed comedy show of the festival, it returns for three farewell evenings... 

The Emily Triptych

The Emily Triptych

Emily Dickinson is flitting about the meeting room in the Quaker Meeting House. A beautiful room, with views spreading out from the huge windows, down Victoria street to Grassmarket and across to the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge... 

Eve

Eve

The perfect image of youth and boyhood is projected onto the mirror-like panels which hang from the ceiling as Jo Clifford gazes thoughtfully the photo of herself. Clifford speaks with deliberate resonance, commanding the stage with the presence of her lone-voice... 

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

Sylvia Plath, Your Words Are Just Dust

The Bathtub Heroine presents an incredibly biting piece of new writing telling the life story of tormented poet, Sylvia Plath. The audience is led on a journey through five chapters of Plath’s writing as known through her poetry and her semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar... 

Salome

Salome

In Oscar Wilde’s timeless twist on the biblical story of John the Baptist’s execution, princess Salome lives luxuriously in a bustling Middle Eastern court with her mother and stepfather, the perpetually inebriated tetrarch Herod Antipas... 

Hands-On Messiah

Hands-On Messiah

Hands-on Messiah, written and performed by F. Mary Callan, is a one-person adaptation of the Gospel of John told from the perspective of characters, great or small, who met and interacted with Jesus... 

Workshy

Workshy

Workshy is a performance art piece by Katy Baird, a lady more experienced in customer service roles than theatrical ones. Despite this rather steep career change, you could be forgiven in taking Baird to be a seasoned professional – her command of the stage and her unashamed approach to storytelling could rival several large names, and her first-hand experience of the issues she addresses gives the whole piece an authentic air... 

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? And then made that same mistake when you really should know better? Then done it a third time and realised you suffer from terrifying, incurable psychological issues? Then this show's for you! By taking you on a tour that ranges from small instances of indecision to large moments of emotional insanity, George gives the audience the chance to compare their own lives and realise things aren’t as bad as they thought – at least they didn’t leave their dignity lying naked on a Scottish mountaintop. 

Tumble Tuck

Tumble Tuck

Though not the most affecting one-woman show of the festival, Tumble Tuck, written and performed by Sarah Milton, still definitely manages to make a splash. Daisy is a seemingly ordinary teenager with a passion for one thing: swimming... 

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter If I Want to

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter If I Want to

Isobel Marmion's one woman nervous breakdown, entitled This Is My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To, was a disturbing and joyless foray into a mind no one present wanted to delve into... 

Dante's History of the Banished

Dante's History of the Banished

Dante’s History of the Banished is framed around the conceit that Dante Alighieri, legendary poet who penned the Divine Comedy, is writing a new book about the titular ‘banished’, knowing something about the experience himself... 

How to Drown a Fish

How to Drown a Fish

Grace Gibson parades awkwardly across the stage in her brightly coloured leotards, she is about to share with us her experience of public failure, inviting us to revel in that moment with her... 

Spencer Jones: The Audition

Spencer Jones: The Audition

Spencer Jones is a genius but I’m not sure why. In his latest show The Audition he combines all of the best elements of his previous shows; object manipulation, loop pedal and recordedsounds and songs, and very silly faces and noises... 

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

Andrew Ryan: Did You Get Here Alright?

Recently I have become a bit disappointed after seeing a few household name comedians as I feel that some of them have become a little out of touch with their audiences in the material that they deliver... 

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

Kwame Asante: Open Arms

An antidote to egotistical stand-up, Kwame Asante’s Open Arms is a charming hour of anecdotal and observational comedy.Asante balances his stand-up career with being a full-time Junior Doctor... 

Luke McQueen: The Boy With Tape on His Face

Luke McQueen: The Boy With Tape on His Face

Meet Luke McQueen: The Boy With Tape on His Face, not Tape Face. The difference? Tape Face cannot speak, The Boy With Tape on His Face cannot move his forehead. A subtle difference, granted, but an important one nonetheless... 

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

Meet Up Yang Gui Fei Split Away from Tang Dynasty

One of the emperor's favorite concubines in the Tang Dynasty, Yang Gui Fei, was also renowned as one of the four beauties in Chinese history. The Han-Tang Dance, a traditional Chinese dance, was retrieved from wall paintings and paper documents from over a thousand years ago... 

Prison Psychologist

Prison Psychologist

The performance of London-based Belarussian actress Alexia Mankovskaya has been critically acclaimed in Russia after the production's triumphant premiere at the VI Theatre Festival in Kaluga (September 2016)... 

Mine

Mine

They say a mother’s love is unconditional, but can you truly still love your child after they commit the most heinous of crimes? Put The Book Down’s Mine brings to light the experience of one mother dealing with shame, neglect, and ruin after the horror of her son committing a crime on a night out so unforgivable he has been sent to prison... 

Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell

Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell

Tiff Stevenson starts out with the ‘menstrual stuff’, and immediately challenges a male punter’s appreciation thereof. Female comics are still a minority, which affords them an opportunity that Stevenson seizes in this progressive, angry and hilarious new hour... 

Phoebe Walsh: I'll Have What She's Having

Phoebe Walsh: I'll Have What She's Having

It's difficult to know when Phoebe Walsh is being ironic, and when she is simply revelling in being a stereotypical millennial.Every line from Walsh’s script could be posted to Twitter with the hashtag #relatable... 

Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

A double-bill of extraordinary power and originality, Hope Hunt & The Ascension into Lazarus performed by Belfast-based Oona Doherty, gets beneath the hard exterior of disaffected youths to the humanity beneath in a show which achieves the hard act of being visceral and in-yer-face but also tender... 

Sunil Patel: Titan

Sunil Patel: Titan

It did not take long for Sunil Patel to win me over. His mirthful observations are simply all too relatable, for the better and the worse. A sardonic mood prevails, where Patel’s swaggering pretentious charm delivers with unnerving ease a slew of neurotic, dry witticisms that permeate down to the core... 

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World

Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World is a hidden gem of the Fringe that starts off all fun and games (literally) before delving into an account of living with depression that is so heartfelt and honest that it left this stony-hearted critic a tearful mess... 

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Following two shows that sold out through word of mouth alone, Scottish comedian Fern is back for another Scottish hour. Scottish. As seen on English comedian Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, English comedian Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland's new series Brexit Stage Left... 

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis

Sara Juli’s Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis does an excellent job of pushing the boundaries of the relationship between the audience and performer. Not only does she provide you with snacks and sweets, but she cuddles you, massages you, rocks you as you nuzzle into her chest, wipes a mark off your cheek with her own spit, but she gets you to pass a vibrator around the audience, and musically collaborate with her on musical children toys... 

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Man with the Twisted Hip

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Man with the Twisted Hip

If you are in search of some polite 1930s garden-party-esque comedy mixed in with a hilariously self-aware performance, this is certainly a play to catch. Tom Taylor is an amorphous delight to watch as he carries the audience through a fast paced one-man murder mystery... 

Martin Mor: Adventure Comedian

Martin Mor: Adventure Comedian

Martin is one of the world’s most travelled and adventurous comedians. With over 30 years as a professional performer, he has a lot of stories to tell. Come and hear an hour’s worth in this Fringe special... 

Home is Not the Place

Home is Not the Place

Where do I belong? What defines me? Where is home? Poetic, poignant solo show by Annie George – Inspiring Scotland Saltire Bursary winner 2016 – contrasting struggles faced by her grandfather, Kerala poet PM John, shortly before India’s independence, with her own, as an immigrant in the UK... 

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Back due to popular demand! Gary thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. This show is not only great for people who like lots of jokes, but also fun for people who enjoy getting offended by jokes too... 

Tinder Rehab

Tinder Rehab

A friend of mine and I were recently chatting about how – even today – sexism is still very much in existence. Unfortunately, this archaic viewpoint reared its ugly head today: combine that with what I can only describe as the worst show I have ever seen at the Fringe, and you have a rough summary of Tinder Rehab... 

Sugar Baby

Sugar Baby

Sugar Baby satirised the food industry with one eyebrow firmly raised, mocking both the trend of ‘clean eating’ for which vegan titans like ‘Deliciously Ella’ are increasingly coming under scrutiny, and the corporations responsible for marketing and profiting from such trends... 

Cow

Cow

From a small attic room in the Counting House, Jane Hill is on a mission to prove that she is not the ‘lovely’ lady in a cardigan which review after review has branded her as in the past... 

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale presents herself as kind of a Bad Grandma type. She may have reached her late 60s, but that doesn’t mean she can’t drink, smoke and explore dalliances with other men if she wants... 

Green Knight

Green Knight

A one-woman dramatic monologue performed with great storytelling skills, Green Knight is an enthralling show. Debbie Cannon, the writer and actor, holds the audience in the palm of her hand as she takes the well-known mediaeval story, full of magical ‘fairie’ set at the time of King Arthur, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and re-tells it from Gawain’s would-be seducer’s point of view with a great blend of drama, humour and atmosphere created by scene-setting mediaeval music... 

Bare Jokes

Bare Jokes

Late-night one-liners from Phil Pagett, 'One of the country's best new gag writers' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week), ranging from the absurd to the twisted. Expect a no-frills hour of hilarious jokes in the debut solo show from Birmingham's master of puns... 

The Stuntman

The Stuntman

Professional idiot Nathan Lang (Pinhead from Neighbours) tells the high-energy, surreal tale of The Stuntman through clowning, characters, physical comedy and real onstage stunts..... 

Alex White: What in Tarnation?!

Alex White: What in Tarnation?!

In 2017 Alex White has been kicking goals! After a cheeky run through the Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals, this tall drink of water is making his Edinburgh debut! Quirky, sharp, light and tangy observations delivered by a lovable lanky Australian... 

Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish

Alun Cochrane’s 2017 offering Alunish Cochraneish feels very well-named: with enjoyable skits and well-time delivery, this show is a collection of thoughts that make up what it must be like to be inside Alun’s brain... 

C'est La Vegan

C'est La Vegan

I had really high hopes for C’est La Vegan, principally because it’s a subject matter I know about. But Dave Chawner’s hour show about veganism didn’t live up to my great expectations... 

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

A Common Man: The Bridge That Tom Built

Victor Hugo once said “You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” It’s a line quoted in A Common Man… but I include it here because it neatly summarises what I found most irresistible about this show – its incredible timeliness... 

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Following the success of last year's show, Jenny is returning with a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy. ‘Hilarious’ ***** (EdFestMag.com). ‘Brilliant... Everyone leaves wishing they were her friend’ **** (ArtsAwardVoice... 

Too Old to Be a Power Ranger

Too Old to Be a Power Ranger

Debut stand-up hour from Ben Shannon about cats, growing up and being easily distracted. It’ll be really good, you should come. Oh, look a goose! Ah no it’s a duck, shame. I've been doing stand-up comedy for around five years now and I've found out some things... 

Iain Connell: Some Buzz (Work in Progress)

Iain Connell: Some Buzz (Work in Progress)

After years in the sketch show game, Iain Connell, star and co-creator of BBC hit show Burnistoun (a sell-out at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe) is throwing caution to the wind and finally succumbing to his long-suppressed desire to become a stand-up comedian... 

One-Man Apocalypse Now

One-Man Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now, with its 153 minute running time, multi-million dollar production costs and jungle location, might not seem like the most obvious contender for adaptation into a one-man show... 

Lovecraft’s Monsters

Lovecraft’s Monsters

David Crawford's one man show about the great granddaddy of weird fiction, the one and only H.P. Lovecraft, tries to be both an insightful look into the life and times of the strange gentleman of providence, and a performance of some of his greatest works... 

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish

What would an unpublished Agatha Christie mystery be like if, by some strange quirk of fate, its editor had given it over to P G Wodehouse for a final literary polish? Well, thanks to Tom Taylor, we now have at least an idea; a bit like one-man-show The Game’s A Foot, Try the Fish—a hit during last year’s Fringe, back again along with brand new adventure The Man With The Twisted Hip... 

Lemonade

Lemonade

Heather Litteer approaches her subject, women on- and off-stage, with a wry eye and deft, humorous touch (admittedly aided by the never-failing power of hindsight). Frequently addressing the audience, she confidently catches our eye, relaying her memories, as told by her acutely-observed, emotionally-honest characters... 

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? And then made that same mistake when you really should know better? Then done it a third time and realised you suffer from terrifying, incurable psychological issues? Then this show's for you! By taking you on a tour that ranges from small instances of indecision to large moments of emotional insanity, George gives the audience the chance to compare their own lives and realise things aren’t as bad as they thought – at least they didn’t leave their dignity lying naked on a Scottish mountaintop. 

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood

One show only! Dylan Thomas' enchanting masterpiece is brought vividly to life in an extraordinary solo performance by Edinburgh legend and Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson. Made famous by his uncle – Richard Burton in 1954 – Masterson makes the words his own, playing all 69 of Llaregub's ebullient inhabitants... 

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

It's No Job For A Nice Jewish Girl

With a face that shouts ‘Xmas’ but a soul that screams ‘Hanukkah’, Rachel Creeger has always felt like she has a foot in two worlds. A debut solo stand-up comedy show exploring the drive to fit in, with a bit about being a pop star... 

A Boy Named Cash: Johnny Cash Experience

A Boy Named Cash: Johnny Cash Experience

A one-man band greatest hits tribute to the legend Johnny Cash featuring Monty Cotton, as seen on The Voice. Sold out 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, 2017 Adelaide/Perth Fringe. Monty woke up one day in 2012 and realised he could imitate Johnny Cash... 

26.2

26.2

One girl. One goal. One treadmill. Lucy takes you on a journey from the start line of the London Marathon to the finish line and medal. As she runs 26.2 miles in front of you, she will take you through the highs and lows of training for a marathon... 

Siri

Siri

A two-woman show starring only one woman – not a typo but the conceit at the centre of the latest show by Canadian actress and interactive artist Laurence Dauphinais. The secret, as you’ve probably guessed from the title, is that the second voice comes not from another performer but from Siri, the virtual assistant on Dauphinais’ phone... 

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual Male

Clad in brown flairs and turquoise patterned shirt, Mike Bubbins is instantly a performer who stands out. Unapologetically expressing his love for all things 70s, Bubbins brings us on a journey along memory lane, comparing the past and present with a varied concoction of anecdotes, jokes and clever observations... 

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

On the Richter Scale of humour, if your threshold doesn’t reach the level of sick and sadistic then Carmen Lynch is probably not for you. The American comic’s UK debut hour was crammed with her twisted thoughts, spanning everything from childbirth to drugs, religion and family, and while there were some outstanding, slick one-liners, if the show was a sport it would be white water rafting – with Lynch riding us through the rivers, drops and rapids... 

The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

The Inane Chicanery of a Certain Adam GC Riches

Don't worry, I also had to Google most of the words in the title. I'll save you a bit of time:Chicanery - ʃɪˈkeɪnəri/ - nounthe use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one's purpose... 

Ed Night: Anthem for Doomed Youth

Ed Night: Anthem for Doomed Youth

Anthem for Doomed Youth is the hilarious new debut hour from Ed Night. The unassuming figure of Night hides an intimidatingly sharp comedic mind, who’s not afraid to do low-brow humour in an intelligent way... 

Eleanor Morton: Angry Young Woman

Eleanor Morton: Angry Young Woman

Eleanor Morton’s show takes a smart, but self-deprecating look at feminism and the comedian’s own place in it, but feels full of more potential than she delivers.Morton warms the crowd up with a few short, clever jokes at the beginning, talks a bit about her awkwardness when confronted with the sexism of strangers, before heading into an improvised rap about a suggested historical period which was just shy of being funny or impressive enough to warrant a place in the show... 

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Delightful and expressionistic one-woman show; Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea is spoken-word theatre play about the self we present to the world and the self we try to hide. Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot guides us through three separate narratives exploring memory, childhood and what happens when you’re telling a joke but can’t quite get to the punchline...