Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

Attila the Stockbroker – Ancient and Modern

Of course, this show will be based around Attila’s powerful, poignant, personal, political performance poetry – still evolving after 37 years. But there will be unusual music as well... 

Book Shambles Live at the Fringe with Robin Ince

Book Shambles Live at the Fringe with Robin Ince

The acclaimed hit podcast Book Shambles, recorded in front of a live audience! Hosted by Robin Ince who‘ll be joined by a different amazing guest each show. Using books as a springboard into shambolic, often ludicrous and always passionate conversations into literature, science, philosophy, comedy, politics and, well, everything and anything... 

The Full Irish

The Full Irish

Chris O Neill presents the increasingly annual showcase of excellent Irish talent. The funniest place to be before noon in Edinburgh. You will have fun and get to see acts who have full shows that you can choose to see later... 

The Second Annual Black Comedy Showcase

The Second Annual Black Comedy Showcase

After the success of the First Annual Black Comedy Showcase, we're back – bigger, better and blacker. Featuring the best black comics from around the globe with a different line-up every day, the show is what it would look like if MLK and Bernard Manning had a bastard love child who put on a stand-up comedy cabaret... 

The Trevor Lock Experience

The Trevor Lock Experience

New and improved for 2018! If you think you've seen it before, look again. Is it stand-up, improv, performance art or a situationist prank? It certainly is joyful and hilarious. 'A masterclass in comedy performance... 

Phill Jupitus: Freeviously

Phill Jupitus: Freeviously

Very much doing what it says on the tin, Freeviously is the revival of last year’s show, Up The Stand. Think of it as watching a DVD of Phill with a shoddy memory, and the commentary track on all the time... 

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Attila the Stockbroker – Undaunted

Brexit, Trump and a diagnosis of bladder cancer. Deal with that, Attila! Here he does: head-on. Powerful, poignant, political, personal punk performance poetry and songs. Laughs, tears, anger – and a big cheer for Jeremy Corbyn... 

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

Trevor Lock's Community Circle

The no-two-shows-the-same, expectation defying Fringe classic that never actually starts... continues... exactly as before. Warning: this show contains nothing. 'The most fun you can have without taking your clothes off' ***** (Mirror)... 

Paul F Taylor: Sour Apes

Paul F Taylor: Sour Apes

Offbeat one-liners, flights of fancy and a totally absurd storyline from surrealist fool and NATY 2013 winner, Paul F Taylor. 'Brilliantly funny nonsense' (List). 'Talks about everyday observations but with a wonderful edge of surrealism' (Chortle... 

Pippa Evans: Same Same but Different

Pippa Evans: Same Same but Different

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

Can't Adult, Won't Adult

Can't Adult, Won't Adult

Come and join adulthood denier James Farmer (writer for Have I Got News for You, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Never Mind the Buzzcocks) for his debut solo hour. There will be jokes, stories and possibly biscuits... 

Pippa Evans: There Are No Guilty Pleasures

Pippa Evans: There Are No Guilty Pleasures

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

James Farmer: Ultimate Worrier

James Farmer: Ultimate Worrier

Join James (writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You) as he worries about worrying too much, about worrying too much... about worrying. Think Inception, but with a lot more worrying... 

Patrick Turpin: A Brother for Jonathan

Patrick Turpin: A Brother for Jonathan

Patrick Turpin cuts a vulnerable figure on stage, baring his soul (and, without giving too much away, his nipples) to the world in his debut hour that delves into childhood memories and insecurities... 

Pippa Evans: Don't Worry, I Don't Know Who I Am Either

Pippa Evans: Don't Worry, I Don't Know Who I Am Either

Pippa Evans has something of the music hall about her - and thankfully, by that I don't mean dubious mother-in-law jokes and a touch of old fashioned racism. In her one-woman variety act, Evans delivers songs, characters and stand up comedy with charm and style, all ably accompanied by Yshani Perinpanayagam on the piano... 

The Story of Medieval England From 1066 to 1485 at Roughly Nine Years and Two Jokes Per Minute Incorporating The Hundred Years War as a Football Match and of Course Scottish Independence Performed by Paul B Edwards – Free

The Story of Medieval England From 1066 to 1485 at Roughly Nine Years and Two Jokes Per Minute Incorporating The Hundred Years War as a Football Match and of Course Scottish Independence Performed by Paul B Edwards – Free

The Story of Medieval England From 1066 to 1485 at Roughly Nine Years and Two Jokes Per Minute Incorporating The Hundred Years War as a Football Match and of Course Scottish Independence or as the staff of Bannerman’s Bar paraphrased on their chalkboard, Medieval Bollocks, is essentially titular...