Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Stand-up comedy showcase produced by Los Angeles based stand-up comic Kirk Smith. Professional comedians, as well as rising stars, will be on every show. Guaranteed to make you laugh or your money back! (It's a free show). 

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

15 years as a touring comic has weaponised Jacques' ability to sum people up on sight. His policy: always judge a book by its cover – that's the whole point of the cover. In under an hour you'll learn to interpret body language, body art and body odour... 

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

Luke Wright, Poet Laureate

The campaign to make Luke Wright the new Poet Laureate starts here. All new material from 'the best performance poet around' (Observer). ***** (Scotsman, List, ExeuntMagazine.com, Herald, ThreeWeeks, BroadwayBaby... 

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

Geraldyne: Improv from Music

One of London’s hottest improv teams returns to the Fringe to bring you an hour of comedy inspired by music. Every show, we invite a guest musician to perform their hits, then Geraldyne take to the stage to turn those songs into improvised hilarity... 

In the Glare of the Neon Yak

In the Glare of the Neon Yak

Cult comedy spoken word artist Robert Garnham returns to the fringe. A late-night sleeper service, a train full of circus folk, a mysterious apparition in the fog... Comedy and poetry collide in this new show from the Professor of Whimsy. 

Cabernet

Cabernet

Through wine, laughter and tears, Louise explores the pressures of life and love. A one-woman show, Cabernet. Jessica Friend plays Louise Darling, a charismatic bar singer accompanied by Daniel O’Brien on piano as Francis, a timid pianist... 

Immigrateful

Immigrateful

As seen on BBC One. Support for Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan. George has lived in the UK for as long as he lived in Greece. Is he Greek any more than British? He's just happy to be here! 

Well, It's Woody – Free

Well, It's Woody – Free

In association with PBH's Free Fringe, veteran chanteuse Woodstock Taylor and her band of aging gits, Dai Lowe, Bev Wright and Max Scratchmann, bring their mixed bag of songs, poems and tales to the centre of things... 

Improv Cage Match

Improv Cage Match

Improv Cage Match pits two improv teams against each other, with the audience declaring the winner. Previous teams include Baby Wants Candy and The Free Association. Who will be declared the Fringe’s best improv team? You decide! Improv Cage Match gives you a taste of the best improv comedy the Fringe has to offer... 

Rice Krispies With Ketchup

Rice Krispies With Ketchup

Los Angeles based stand-up comedian Kirk Smith has performed in over 1,000 venues on five continents. A regular at some of the best clubs in NYC and LA, he also has done several tours of Australia and Europe... 

Live Before You Die

Live Before You Die

What do you do when you have a best mate who's so sad he might die? Especially since your friendship is built around a mutual appreciation of 90s hip hop, borderline alcoholism and finding creative ways to call each other dickhead... 

Dave Maher Coma Show

Dave Maher Coma Show

Dave Maher was almost unplugged from life support during a month-long coma. He was eulogised on Facebook. Then he woke up. The Chicago stand-up comedian told the story on This American Life... 

Chris Laker is Dead – Free

Chris Laker is Dead – Free

Hi! I’m American comedian Chris Laker. I’m obsessed with my upcoming death and want to talk to you about it. My life too. It’s in joke/story form but it’s the life of a straight white man, you get it... 

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Marjolein Robertson: It's Time

Shetland comedian Marjolein Robertson weaves through time with jokes, anecdotes and storytelling. Intertwining her own life with a traditional Shetland folk tale. 'Marjolein Robertson is a highly promising and delightfully original act' (Jay Richardson, Scotsman)... 

Overpriced Zeitgeist

Overpriced Zeitgeist

Middle-aged, middle class, white, British male. Heterosexual. Drinks in moderation. Average shoe size (nine). Enters B&Q through the exit, which is clearly marked: 'To enter use other door'... 

Single Comedians Trying To Impress You

Single Comedians Trying To Impress You

Single Comedians trying to impress you. Part dating show, part cabaret. All acts are single and wanting to meet you! Remember – what happens in Edinburgh, stays in Edinburgh... 

A Verbal Tightrope Walk

A Verbal Tightrope Walk

There's a fine line between the sublime and the ridiculous. Jack has no idea where it is but enjoys finding out with puns, wordplay and nonsense teetering on the border between daft and dafter, constantly testing your sense of silly and the constraints of the one-liner form... 

Moonlight On Leith

Moonlight On Leith

From the Burds that brought you Bawsoot Theatre – inspired by Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, Moonlight On Leith is a love letter to Edinburgh’s wayward daughter. A comic insight into the lives of Leithers – come slip on the shoes of her nocturnal residents and take a stroll to the shore after dark… 

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat Two

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat Two

Canadian comedy veteran David Tsonos returns with his sequel to his solo show 2015 Walking the Cat. He now has a new cat, Mitzy, and she takes centre stage as he deals with problems of adoption, veterinarians, catnappings and even a murder... 

An Imp-Revised History of the World

An Imp-Revised History of the World

Ever wondered what might happen if Queen Victoria met Genghis Khan? In this totally improvised comedy, the audience choose which chapters of history they want to see rewritten. After two years of full-house performances at the Fringe, Edinburgh's own Smoky Monkeys are back again demonstrating that everything you thought you knew about history is in fact completely wrong... 

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

Joseph Parsons: Baggy Point

With his high energy delivery, natural comic ability and overall friendly vibe, Joseph Parsons (as seen on Channel 4) will share his uplifting account of the ups and downs of discovering his sexuality... 

The Good Life

The Good Life

Welcome to the Good Life! A split-bill stand-up comedy show from two fun-loving, good-time-having, honest to goodness proper cute comedy lads. Join Steph Browne (‘one to watch’ (Funny Women) and first runner-up Southend Comedy Festival, New Act) and Rob Copland, an enigmatic, silly, performer, bringing off-kilter stand-up comedy to the people... 

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

Davey Reilly: Disposable Camera

A stand-up show about a stolen camera, what was on it and what it represents. Davey Reilly presents a new hour of comedy exploring curiosity, potential and Russian spies. Davey has been described as 'the future of Irish comedy' by Rich Hall, a 'liberal cuck' by countless members of the far-right online, and has appeared on RTÉ, BBC, MTV, and Facts, among others... 

The Committee: Improvised Comedy

The Committee: Improvised Comedy

London's hottest improv group bring their hilarious comedy back to the Fringe. All of it made up on the spot by performers as seen on BBC One, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4. One of the Times' Top Improv Shows to See at Edinburgh Fringe 2017... 

Immigrateful

Immigrateful

As seen on BBC One. Support for Luisa Omielan and Sophie Willan. George has lived in the UK for as long as he lived in Greece. Is he Greek any more than British? He's just happy to be here! 

Swipe Right Love and Other Comedy Songs

Swipe Right Love and Other Comedy Songs

New Zealand's foremost comedy singer-songwriter, when ranked alphabetically, presents original comedy songs. Influences include New Zealand's fictional sheep-farming hero Fred Dagg and New Zealand's third most popular folk parody duo Like of the Conchords. 

Aidan Greene: Stutter Island

Aidan Greene: Stutter Island

Award-winning comedian Aidan Greene never liked horror films. Until he realised he was living in one. But is he the hero or the monster? Come learn why monsters aren’t always what you think, how speaking Irish can become illegal, and why sticks and stones can break bones but words can break your spirit... 

Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Kirk Smith's Stand-up Showcase

Stand-up comedy showcase produced by Los Angeles based stand-up comic Kirk Smith. Professional comedians, as well as rising stars, will be on every show. Guaranteed to make you laugh or your money back! (It's a free show). 

That's What She Said

That's What She Said

The 'biggest spoken word night in London for women' (Evening Standard) makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut. A different line-up every night of incredible, irreverent poetry, performance, stand-up and storytelling by women, with featured headliners including: Hammer & Tongue Slam Champion Leyla Josephine; multi award-winning (including a Fringe First Award) renaissance woman Sabrina Mahfouz; 'one of the country’s finest performance poets' (ApplesandSnakesBlog... 

I'm Always the Bridesmaid

I'm Always the Bridesmaid

Halfway through David Tsonos’ tedious and rambling show, a former boyfriend, one of the many trotted out as a manifested recollection from the trio of bridesmaids, appears before us with his all-time football score achieved during his childhood... 

Molotov Cocktail Party

Molotov Cocktail Party

The end of the world is nigh. Come celebrate with a Molotov cocktail and last years double Malcolm Hardee Award winner, Becky Fury. Thick is the new thin, the alt-right are the new left and the white working class are the new blacks... 

Mark Simmons: One-Linerer

Mark Simmons: One-Linerer

This show is for people that like jokes. Lots of jokes. Silly Jokes, daft jokes, naughty jokes. If you do not like jokes you will not like this show. If, however, you do like staring at tall, skinny, ginger people for an approximate running time of 50 minutes, then come along and stick your fingers in your ears... 

Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God

Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God

Back by popular demand following last year's rousing success. After breaking up with his ex, leaving the house they shared and finding himself single and homeless, George decided to indulge in the life of a single travelling comedian... 

Planet Caramel: Hot, Sexy, Kind and Desperate

Planet Caramel: Hot, Sexy, Kind and Desperate

TLB (three lovely boys) seek EP (entire planet) for friendship and maybe more. Can offer sketch show and free Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer. GSOH. Praise from previous friends: ‘Glimmers of comedy genius’ (ThreeWeeks)... 

Danny Ward – Extra Dates Added

Danny Ward – Extra Dates Added

He's back! The Amused Moose People's Champion returns with another hour of upbeat, fast-paced and hilarious stand-up. Whilst taking a year away from the Fringe to create and star in YouTube sensation Wheelbarrow Town, Danny has returned to find the world has gone and got itself in a right pickle and, like the proverbial onion, he's plunging right in... 

Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool

Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool

Debut hour from charming Welsh comedian Phil Cooper, soon to have his comedy special on Welsh language television. Whimsical storytelling about his fear of disappointment and death. 

The Committee: Improvised Comedy

The Committee: Improvised Comedy

London’s hottest improv group present an hour of hilarious, fast-paced improvised comedy. All of it made up on the spot by performers as seen on BBC One, Channel 4 and BBC Radio 4... 

Alastair Clark: Herding Cats

Alastair Clark: Herding Cats

Comedy man Alastair Clark returns to Edinburgh with a wonderful and ridiculous show of jokes, props and content. 'Massively funny' ***** (TheSphinx.co.uk). 'Exceeded all expectations' **** (TheTab... 

Matt Panesh – Greyhound!

Matt Panesh – Greyhound!

Hilarious and horrifying true story of a simple poet's bus journey with a body-mutilating beheading bandito. In life, sometimes you don't choose who you sit next to! **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

Conspiracy Theory: A Lizard's Tale

Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he realised that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened. From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld... 

300 to One

300 to One

Escaping his war poetry homework, a schoolboy re-enacts the movie 300 to the spirit of Wilfred Owen. Prior to a tour, award-winning Corin Rhys Jones premieres a new production of award-winning Matt Panesh's comical and moving one-man-show. 

Single Comedians Trying to Impress You!

Single Comedians Trying to Impress You!

Single comedians from around the Fringe will try to laugh their way into your… hearts in this unique and fun-filled compilation cabaret show. Blind Date meets Butlins as badly behaved hosts Sarah Mills and Miranda Kane bring you comedians they have hand-picked from across the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Harriet Dyer – Dyergnosis Murder

Harriet Dyer – Dyergnosis Murder

Harriet Dyer (BBC Live at the Fringe, BBC Ouch, BBC Radio 4 Extra and that idiot that didn’t cook her chicken on ITV’s Dinner Date) for purposes of this show is Detective Dyer. Expect a menagerie of tomfoolery and tentacles...