Award-winning stand-up Sooz Kempner spent the 90s playing Sonic, going from a little kid to a fully grown teen.
It's what Dan Simpson would want.
Bloody funny period comedy about breaking taboos and ending period poverty with ad-busting, craftivism and a bleeding ridiculous conga line.
Join two rising stars of comedy on their journey to the top in an easy-going lunch-time show.
Returning for the ninth consecutive year, a two-time award-winning series of talks that get you thinking critically and skeptically about things you thought you were familiar with.
BBC and UK slam poetry champion performs poems and songs from The River Was a God (published this year by Stairwell Books), a collection of three poetry shows performed at the Frin…
Kate Smurthwaite finally tells us what she really thinks.
Hot on the heels of gigs across Europe, supporting Seann Walsh at the Leicester Square Theatre and the production of a second series of the hit YouTube series Wheelbarrow Town, Dan…
This is a show for the losers, the underdogs and the also-rans.
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.
NY comedian and Vice contributor Harmon has made a career infiltrating extremist groups.
Foolish woman still expects to live a happy and comfortable life without releasing a sex tape.
Poet and raconteur Tina Sederholm has long been an adult, but still feels like a problem child.
Arnab Chanda (Russell Howard’s Good News, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2007) quit stand-up in 2011.
Henry found himself in a Travelodge, lunching on a can of John West Mediterranean Style Tuna Salad.
Awkward jokesmith Peter Brush takes on today’s hot topics, the Bayeux Tapestry, socks, the reason why snails move so slowly, and whether you’ll think more favourably of this sh…
Stuart and Zoe meet for their first date and do ‘The 36 Questions’, a psychological experiment designed to make strangers fall in love.
Welcome to our open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, with a sumptuous cabaret vibe.
After Best Newcomer, the Argentinean comedian brings stories of tango from Buenos Aires to Edinburgh.
Following last year’s Amused Moose: Best Show nomination for One-Linerer, Mark Simmons presents the hotly anticipated One-Linererer.
A brand-new and free stand-up show from one of the biggest faces in comedy.
Kieran Butler (Che Guevara on the Fringe, ****(Scotsman)) joins his favourite antipodean comedian, Sofie Prints, (Jesus was a Rape Baby) for the sequel to his sold-out cult hit, Au…
Back from a fantastic run in Australia, where he was reviewed as ‘Truly terrific’ (Melbourne Herald, George Zacharopoulos), is back with a questionably titled show defending accide…
Coltrane invites his best friends in comedy down for a friendly late-night geek retreat, as comedians play Super Mario Maker live: the most thrilling and infuriating platforming ga…
Best Newcomer: it’s a show that combines monologues, film, theater and music, having stand-up comedy as its core.
NY comedian/VICE contributor, Harmon Leon has made a career out of infiltrating extremist groups in Trump America.
We are Edinburgh Skeptics.
Comedian and activist Coltrane returns with another hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing comedy.
Gecko returns to the Fringe with his playful songs about life’s big things.
A stranger asks a small favour.
Unhinged physical comedy from Rob Cawsey on dating, sex and trying to find love.
The world’s first and only human/cartoon double-act return to the Fringe.
Comedy’s Peter Brush presents a story about trying to contact the dead, the dog they sent into space, the folk singer that sent him on (yet another) existential crisis, and how h…
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What is sleep to you? A distraction? A reward? A perversely sweet taste of that undiscovered country? Whatever it is, it’s a massive part of your life: around a third of your tim…
One of the first things Peter Brush admits to the audience is that he’s “not very exciting”.
For many, the Edinburgh Fringe is a joyous escape from reality.
Got the smartphone blues? Stand-up poet Dan Simpson (Glastonbury Festival, Canterbury Laureate) focuses his high-speed fuzzy logic on the screens and machines that rule over our li…
Kane Brown has a lot to get off his chest.
Celebrate good times! Come on! The Geordie Giant brings an upbeat hour of observational and joke-filled stand-up about our drinking culture and nights out.
VICE contributor/NY comedian, Harmon Leon has made a career infiltrating extremist hate groups in America.
S&M is a brand new double act starring Seann Walsh and Mark Simmons.
For everything you never knew you needed to know about periods, there’s science comedian and sex educator Chella Quint.
The award-winning comedian, campaigner and writer for Have I Got News for You and The Revolution Will Be Televised sizes up the patriarchy and 21st century male culture.
A new hour of super-fun political comedy from your second-favourite activist comedian, Chris Coltrane.
English Comedian of the Year 2014 Jack Campbell brings you his second stand-up show.
Welcome to our open-hearted open mic, where you can enjoy features from fantastic spoken word artists and different special guests daily, all with a sumptuous cabaret vibe.
The underground comedian returns, following in the footsteps of the ‘undisputed buzz comedy of last year’ **** (Guardian), Waiting for Gaddot, which received rave reviews, sell…
James Christopher looks back in anger at a government driven by greed, for the benefit of the privileged few.
Edinburgh Skeptics Society returns for the seventh year with more undiluted brilliance.
Most seven-year-olds don’t pick a ghost as a role model.
Words from the heart by award-winning poet, David Lee Morgan (London, UK, and BBC slam poetry champion).
Short man dressed as a giraffe shows graphs, gets laughs, then dissects height discrimination using statistics.
David Lee Morgan’s Building God is a poetry performance that discusses, deals with, judges and examines past state revolutions and the present state of affairs.
It’s amazing at times how little Chris Coltrane has to do to make his audience laugh.
Mark Dean Quinn returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for the fifth year running attempting to win the best newcomer award.
Skeptics on the Fringe, a free show in the belly of Banshee Labyrinth, is a daily show based around the more general theme of science, rationality and logic.
Harry Baker is a young middle-class blonde rapper-turned-poet.
‘A thoroughly enjoyable and funny experience.
Modern man needs a positive role model, and Howard has the external genitals, a moustache and a suit.
Join award-winning character comedian Joe Rowntree for the rare and wonderful specimen Morgan Berry: Pet Bereavement Counsellor.
Mark Stephenson (Chortle Best Newcomer nominee, second New Act of the Year) brings you his new award nominated show (Leicester Comedy Festival Best Debut 2015) about the dystopian …
The troubled comedian returns to the festival for the third year running (Cheese and Crack Whores, 2013; Breaking Gadd, 2014) having received rave reviews, sell-out crowds, critica…
Philip O’Shea is turning 30.
Izzard, Brand, Hardee – Charmian’s had hot steaming cuppas with them all! Tales of the notorious Tunnel Club, Frank Skinner’s avocado, Arnold Brown’s sandwiches, Glastonbur…
Fantastical absurd one-man sketch show.
A care worker.
Come and sit in a cinema and watch two dogs show you their tricks.
Rowena Haley shares songs and stories inspired by her 1997 racing green Vauxhall Astra.
The Water Show is a show about water.
A tragicomic spoken word show that dives into the paradoxical nature of goodness.
‘Takes in everything from music to comedy and is characterised by an emphasis on truth’ (Independent).
Jack started comedy in 2010 after he moved from rural Cambridgeshire to Leicester to study Creative Writing at De Montfort University.
Rob Auton’s show has a mercurial quality, slipping somewhere between spoken word show, stand up comedy and theatrical piece.
There probably aren’t many free venues that are packed to the seams, having to turn people away and fit others into the corners with Tetris-like ingenuity.
The Shipping Forecast is a popular spoken word, nautical themed, comedy night in Sheffield and now it’s making its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe.
In the bowels of Banshee Labyrinth lurk the most unlikely of creatures, and none more terrifying nor outlandish as Richard Tyrone.
Stand up tragedy is a relation of stand up comedy.
Monkey Poet: Shit Flinging is a show much more savoury than its name suggests.
For a man whose spoken word revolves around Satan and who has chosen the dingiest, darkest basement of The Banshee Labyrinth for his latest show, Rebranding Beelzebub, Tim Ralphs i…
the effulgent (according to her title card) Fay Roberts, this event did as
promised, presenting diverse voices from a number of different spoken word
Thirty seconds into a show that hasn’t started yet, one performer is
rapping an improvised piece about how the show hasn’t started yet.
The Philosorap Cabaret is Charlie Dupré’s one man, floor shaking, beat breaking rap show that in about 50 minutes lurches through the entire history of western philosophy.
Irritating stand up from an irritating man.
Hooray for Ben Target is a show in development, the idea being that by the 25August it will be full of great ideas.
Skeptics on the Fringe are a non-profit branch of the Edinburgh Skeptics who are celebrating five years at the Fringe with a catalogue of guest speakers, aimed at the seasoned free…
That noise you can hear is the inescapable roar of a mile-wide twister headed right this way.
Drug-crazed moon worship, human banana sacrifice.
Multimedia theatrical comedy that spans millennia.
A celebration of human flaws.
‘I was laughing so hard my face seized up.
Sometimes the best way to get rid of an itch is to scratch it.
Join comedian and activist Chris Coltrane for an hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing political comedy! The world is corrupt, politicians are garbage, but we are awesome! Let Coltrane …
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