Magic and Mayhem

Magic and Mayhem

Come join us for an afternoon of amazing stunts, mind reading, stand-up comedy and magic that isn’t shit! 'The Empathist' Ian Harvey Stone (The Devil Without) will open your mind and tickle your funny bones, 'The Detective' Ben Cardall (Sherlockian) will reveal your inner thoughts and the contents of your pocket and 'The Comedian' Phil Knoxville (SCIN) is the stand-up magician with the twisted skills to pay the bills and a fully fledged licence to rock. 

Spontaneous Wrecks Improvised comedy

Spontaneous Wrecks Improvised comedy

Fresh from Newcastle, Spontaneous Wrecks brings you live improvised comedy in the style of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’. Our team of comedians create scenes, sketches and play games, all with your suggestions, so every show is unique! 

Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God

Awkward Confessions of a Homeless Sex God

A sure contender for Best Title for a Comedy Show at this year’s Fringe, George Zacharopoulos’s riches-to-rags tale is just as entertaining as it sounds. As storytelling the show undoubtedly succeeds; as stand-up though there are a few problems... 

Harriet Dyer: 'We'd Prefer Someone a Bit More Mainstream'

Harriet Dyer: 'We'd Prefer Someone a Bit More Mainstream'

Harriet Dyer is accidentally alternative. She doesn’t mean to be, she assures us, but her “default setting is just a bit too weird”. And in a circuit dominated by identical middle-age blokes making identical observation comedy, it’s hardly a surprise that a woman in possession of gremlin-y voices, erratic tangents, tropical print shirts and fantastical stories is considered a bit of a curveball... 

Auditions

Auditions

Performed with enthusiasm and a seemingly constant supply of energy, Auditions proves to be a surprisingly enjoyable hour of comedy in spite of its very rough edges. The play concerns itself with the casting, rehearsal and performance of a subpar play about auditions at the Fringe Festival, located in the narrow and ever so slightly worn setting of Underbelly’s Cowgatehead, and the various mishaps that befall them... 

It's Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes)

It's Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes)

Following last year’s five-star smash-hit Some Like It Thea-Skot, ‘comic monster’ (Chortle.co.uk) Alison Thea-Skot is back with another hour of chaotic character comedy. Electric, joyful mayhem that makes you the star (provided you don't outshine Thea-Skot, in the event of which you will be asked to leave)... 

Mischaps

Mischaps

Mischaps: Jake Lambert – BBC Radio 2, English Comedian of the Year finalist 2015 – and George Rigden – Magner's New Act finalist, ‘very funny’ (Chortle.co.uk) – perform half an hour of stand-up each. 

Jonathan Hearn: Jontitled

Jonathan Hearn: Jontitled

An array of jokes, from slick one-liners to elaborate set pieces, intricately woven together with both a logical precision and an eye for the absurd. Fringe regular Jonathan Hearn performs his new solo hour of stand-up... 

Jack Evans: Melancholy Poontang

Jack Evans: Melancholy Poontang

Jack Evans’ debut hour. Silly stand-up, absurd animation and weird characters from the creator of Manchester’s acclaimed alternative comedy extravaganza Quippodrome. It starts with Jack’s trademark off-kilter stand-up, but when his loser mate Bald Eagle joins him, things get weird... 

Gus Loomis: Still Live

Gus Loomis: Still Live

Gus Loomis: Still Live! He has forged a legacy that spans decades, and now he's ready to explode his musical story onto the stage. Gus Loomis, the man who wrote iconic songs that redefined American music such as I Am Inside You, Funk the Jam and What's She Doing in There will give his tell-all story live! This living musical museum holds back nothing as he sings, talks, and sometimes walks on stage recalling his brushes with the most famous musicians in history, the women he's loved, and the places he's woken up... 

Mark Smith: Old Smudge

Mark Smith: Old Smudge

Mark Smith (Russell Howard’s Good News) returns to Edinburgh with a new show and Lord have mercy is he excited. Expect to hear him cram as many funny, stupid and potentially dangerous observations into the show as possible on topics as diverse as bowling, going bowling, and do you like bowling? There’s also a couple of dick jokes... 

Robbie Cockburn: Badinage

Robbie Cockburn: Badinage

Back for his seventh Edinburgh Fringe, comedy magician and juggler Robbie Cockburn is here with a brand new stage show Badinage. Robbie combines quick wit humour and magic into a one man fifty-minute performance... 

Dissecting the Joke With Matt Hutchinson and Haran X

Dissecting the Joke With Matt Hutchinson and Haran X

Humour can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process… or so EB White would have you believe, but we’re doing it anyway! A stand-up show with comedians Matt Hutchinson (actual doctor) and Haran X (as heard on Radio 4 Extra) that’s also a neuroscience experiment... 

Horace: We Are Family

Horace: We Are Family

Brother and sister Jack (Durham Revue, So You Think You're Funny? semi-finalist) and Anna Harris (Bristol Revunions, Fish Finger Fridays) find themselves at another bizarre family wedding... 

Fraser Millward: Wasteland

Fraser Millward: Wasteland

Geoff, a 35-year-old coach driver from the East Midlands, prides himself on excellent customer service, atomically accurate timekeeping and his expensive re-upholstered interiors. He's single... 

Charmian Hughes – Soixante Mirth

Charmian Hughes – Soixante Mirth

Fun-filled frolic through fate, flimflam and filosophy – no effing! Sixth Edinburgh Show! 60th glorious year! 60 minutes! Very Sixy show. ‘Delightful’ (List). ‘Good old style set up and punch’ **** (Funny Women)... 

Weird Stuff

Weird Stuff

Frank Foucault says and does things. Sometimes onstage. Sometimes in the privacy of his own utility room. Nominated for the Magners New Act of the Year 2015, semi-finalist of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2015, two-time finalist of the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards 2014/15... 

Marc Jennings: Jentrification

Marc Jennings: Jentrification

Marc Jennings is one of Scotland’s best new comedians. Having been selected for the BBC's New Comedy Award competition last year, as well as being nominated for Best New Comedian at the Scottish Variety Awards, he can now be found regularly playing weekends at the Stand Comedy Clubs... 

Are You Really Being Served? With Steve McLean

Are You Really Being Served? With Steve McLean

What's in your shopping basket? Probably not the same as what's in Steve's. Some things can be just too cheap – would you really pay a tenner for laser surgery? Join Steve as he delves into the deepest darkest regions of the supermarket shelves... 

Facial

Facial

Chris is a poet. His poems have been described before as, ‘Pulling at the loose threads of life to see how quickly it can all unravel.’ He likes that. He’ll be doing some poems... 

David McIver is a Very Fun Guy With Lots of Friends

David McIver is a Very Fun Guy With Lots of Friends

Oh boy, this looks good! David McIver is a silly little man and he’s got a bit of fun for you. Part stand-up and part clown, expect props, physical comedy and stupid nonsense from this naughty scamp... 

Jay Handley: You Want the Truth? You Can't Handley the Truth!

Jay Handley: You Want the Truth? You Can't Handley the Truth!

Jay Handley has set himself a task with this show title. It suggests he's going to shine a light on the nature of existence. That is always his ambition, of course, but mostly he did it for the sake of a pun... 

Looking Out for Linda (The Remix)

Looking Out for Linda (The Remix)

Linda Larkin is the creation of comedian Sam Savage. She came about when Sam got bored of the sock puppet and invested in a wig. This show is unlike anything you’ve ever seen (if you've never seen anything)... 

Comedy With a Colour Blind Dyslexic Geordie Who Also Has an Underactive Thyroid

Comedy With a Colour Blind Dyslexic Geordie Who Also Has an Underactive Thyroid

Sean Turner takes his one man show to the Fringe for a month-long run. Comedy With a Colour Blind Dyslexic Geordie Who Also Has An Underactive Thyroid is an hour of stand-up comedy from Sean Turner... 

Sisters

Sisters

Fresh from the final of the Leicester Square Theatre Sketch-Off 2016, performers, sisters, and dare we say it, friends – Christy White-Spunner and Mark Jones bring their highly anticipated debut hour of sketch comedy to this year’s Fringe... 

Ken Do's Success for Losers

Ken Do's Success for Losers

You are the neander-fools and I am fire. Come out of your caves and discover me. I Ken Do! Join motivational maestro Ken Do for a whistle-stop tour of where it all went wrong. With stops for toilet at disappointment, envy, bitterness, and regret... 

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

Stephanie Laing is Chesney Hawkes’ number one fan. Chesney Hawkes – the pop heartthrob of I Am The One And Only fame. Has Laing channelled any of Chesney’s fleeting confidence into her show? No, none of it – but she’s certainly unique in her awkwardness... 

BEINGS

BEINGS

Susan Harrison and Andrew Gentilli are clearly good improvisers, and their joint credentials imply that BEINGS should be a highly entertaining and swift hour of long form improv comedy... 

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Acclaimed sketch troupe Birthday Girls return to the Fringe for one week only with their smash-hit sold out 2014 show! A comedy party of odd characters, offbeat sketches and try-hard dancing... 

Dopeness: A Guide to Hip-Hop

Dopeness: A Guide to Hip-Hop

Sunil Patel (Chortle nominee, the Ice Cube of comedy) and Daryl Perry (the Nicki Minaj of comedy) will manhandle you through a rushed history of hip hop. Free crack cocaine on arrival. 

Mo Gilligan and Kae Kurd Present: Ticking All the Boxes

Mo Gilligan and Kae Kurd Present: Ticking All the Boxes

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist, Mo Gilligan and BBC Radio 1Xtra's Kae Kurd join forces for their highly anticipated Edinburgh debut. Mo Gilligan is a gifted young actor and comedian... 

Adam Vincent: Careless

Adam Vincent: Careless

'A hugely promising stand up' **** (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Vincent is a great likeable story-teller’ (Skinny). 'Enjoyable oddball' (List). 'Had the audience in stitches' (RipItUp.com... 

Doors to Manual

Doors to Manual

In the economy class of Rhiannon's plane, you'll find a host of funny, quirky and honest characters, inspired by her love-hate relationship with flying. Come and meet the characters, find out about the more mirth inducing aspects of aviation, and learn how knowledge can ultimately triumph over fear... 

BEINGS

BEINGS

Susan Harrison (The Showstoppers: ‘A professionally staged and brilliantly executed piece of work that is a shining example of how good improv can be’ ***** (Chortle.co.uk), and Monkeytoast: ‘One of the best shows you'll see this year’ (Time Out)), and Andrew Gentilli (Music Box: ‘This one’s brilliant’ ***** (FringeGuru... 

Doors to Manual

Doors to Manual

In the economy class of Rhiannon's plane, you'll find a host of funny, quirky and honest characters, inspired by her love-hate relationship with flying. Come and meet the characters, find out about the more mirth inducing aspects of aviation, and learn how knowledge can ultimately triumph over fear... 

Sunshine and Lollipops (and a Creeping Sense of Existential Terror)

Sunshine and Lollipops (and a Creeping Sense of Existential Terror)

Visit ‘the shadowy lowlands of Oli Bettesworth’s psyche’ (Chortle.co.uk) as he wrestles to make sense of a world that hasn’t come with the proper instructions. Weary and anxious beyond his years, he mixes confessional storytelling, deadpan absurdism and explosive vitriol in an honest, hilarious and sometimes painful stand-up show which asks: why can’t the universe love you as much as you hate it? ‘A gem’ (Dan Antopolski)... 

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

Ever wanted to know what a camping trip sounds like through the medium of opera? Yes, I'm being serious, and this is just one of many bizarre performances you will see from The Discount Comedy Checkout... 

Australia is F*cked

Australia is F*cked

Kieran Butler **** (Scotsman) returns with an updated version of his political comedy/satire. In 2013/14, capacity crowds saw Butler lampoon the myopic psyche that the current Australian government has since put on display for the world... 

Alistair Williams and Edd Hedges – The Late Show

Alistair Williams and Edd Hedges – The Late Show

Cutting straight to the chase, Alistair and Edd embark on an hour of joke-telling aimed solely at making you laugh. Alistair Williams is the Piccadilly Comedy Club's New Comedian of the Year 2014... 

Rock 'N' Roll Radio Idiot (Free)

Rock 'N' Roll Radio Idiot (Free)

Would you quit your high flying sales job to run a radio station from a Portakabin in a high crime area? Will the station get burnt down by the local kids? Will anybody listen to a word the manager says? Why does the station's logo look like Rolf Harris? Tales from behind the microphone, including bizarre news stories, thieving local kids, mad music obsessions and reasons why radio used to rock but now sounds bland... 

Kishore Nayar Has a Go

Kishore Nayar Has a Go

Ever got locked in a loo before a blind date? Or fainted because your steak was too rich? Or spent your birthday money on a snazzy winter coat only later to see a teenage girl wearing the same one? Welcome to the life of (adult man) Kishore Nayar... 

Jo Burke: iScream

Jo Burke: iScream

Burke is back and this time it’s personal. iScream reviews: 'Jo is brilliantly funny, and this heartwarming show will leave you with a smile on your face many hours after you leave the theatre' **** (Everything-Theatre... 

Jo Burke: iScream

Jo Burke: iScream

Burke is back and this time it’s personal. iScream reviews: 'Jo is brilliantly funny, and this heartwarming show will leave you with a smile on your face many hours after you leave the theatre' **** (Everything-Theatre... 

Jonathan Grant: Social Intercourse

Jonathan Grant: Social Intercourse

Should you listen to an MP3 player when you swim? Is there such a thing as a Digital Marketing Rock Star? Do children benefit from pretending to work in KFC? No, no and no. The modern world of social media and advertising throws up many ridiculous questions, and Jonathan is determined to answer some of them... 

Jonathan Grant: Social Intercourse

Jonathan Grant: Social Intercourse

Should you listen to an MP3 player when you swim? Is there such a thing as a Digital Marketing Rock Star? Do children benefit from pretending to work in KFC? No, no and no. The modern world of social media and advertising throws up many ridiculous questions, and Jonathan is determined to answer some of them... 

Flick and Julie: Pop-Up Penny Pinchers

Flick and Julie: Pop-Up Penny Pinchers

A friendship forged in hard times, Flick and Julie are an unlikely pairing who have come together to make your pennies go further. The notorious cash crusaders throw open the doors to their Pop-Up Penny Pinching Shop... 

Michael Brunström: The Golden Age of Steam

Michael Brunström: The Golden Age of Steam

For fans of the unusual and the alternative, Macolm Hardee Award nominee Michael Brunström (AKA The Human Loire) investigates the nature of reality and illusion through a collection of surreal alternative comedy stunts, employing his body, voice, legs and ping-pong balls... 

Sheffield of Dreams

Sheffield of Dreams

Sheffield’s greatest entrepreneur invites you to take a look at his life so far, and a tantalising glimpse of the successes to come with the help of some very special guests. A comedy show combining character performance and film... 

Mark Palmer – Best Medicine

Mark Palmer – Best Medicine

We have all heard the saying laughter is the best medicine, and there is a valid reason behind that statement – laughing is good for you! Laughter not only makes the journey through life endurable and enjoyable, it also helps keep us healthy... 

Sheffield of Dreams

Sheffield of Dreams

Sheffield’s greatest entrepreneur invites you to take a look at his life so far, and a tantalising glimpse of the successes to come with the help of some very special guests. A comedy show combining character performance and film... 

Flick and Julie: Pop-Up Penny Pinchers

Flick and Julie: Pop-Up Penny Pinchers

A friendship forged in hard times, Flick and Julie are an unlikely pairing who have come together to make your pennies go further. The notorious cash crusaders throw open the doors to their Pop-Up Penny Pinching Shop... 

Cheaper Than Therapy

Cheaper Than Therapy

Every comedian seeks and thrives on the laughter of their audience, but that’s not what’s most important to them. That prize belongs to the satisfaction of their own insecurities and psychological defects... 

Jo Romero Scenes of a Sensual Nature

Jo Romero Scenes of a Sensual Nature

A black comedy directed by Edinburgh award nominee John Gordillo, a stellar cast including Edinburgh award-winning Mick Ferry. ‘Entertaining exceptional’ ***** (OneStopArts.com)... 

A Ward Winning Storey

A Ward Winning Storey

Tom Ward (BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist 2014) and human curiosity Andy Storey (Leicester Square New Comedian finalist 2012) gloriously unite for an hour, where the carefully thought-out mixes with the improvised... 

James Bran: Invisible Badminton and Other Dreams

James Bran: Invisible Badminton and Other Dreams

A stand-up poetry show about dreams from 2014 AAA star and BBC New Comedy Award London runner-up. 'Creative and rather unusual' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'Both intriguing and funny' **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Lost Property

Lost Property

Like the cat in the picture on the lamp post, Richard and Robin are lost. Like the sock that didn't make it back from the laundrette, Richard and Robin are lost. Like the man wearing double denim at the fashion show, Richard and Robin are ashamed... 

Bodell and Maxwell's Chromatic Character Menagerie

Bodell and Maxwell's Chromatic Character Menagerie

Meet an array of bold and brilliant characters including Svetlana the oligarch's wife, Hammerhead the blonde biker, Carlo Adams (beat poet/substitute teacher), Choc-choc the horribilest child and more! From incongruous clowns to satirical soubrettes, you (probably) won't see a wider range of characters anywhere else at the Fringe! 'One of the best observed characters on the scene’ (Geoff Whiting, Mirth Control)... 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Surreal clown Brickhead takes you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound. A Lecoq-based training at LISPA and a member of acclaimed theatre company Intuitive Creatures, Brickhead ventures out on his own with a solo clown show exploring things… like… yeah... 

Some Like It Thea-Skot

Some Like It Thea-Skot

‘Comic monster’ (Chortle.co.uk) Alison Thea-Skot brings ‘mayhem and mischief’ (Metro) in this melee of character comedy and nonsense. Thea-Skot will draw you into a world of has-beens and have-nots... 

Chopping Chillies

Chopping Chillies

Like The Karate Kid but with food not fighting. A gloriously funny tale about unlikely friendships. Katie's crossed continents and thinks she's seen it all. Ajna really has. Journeying from a kitchen in south India to a cobbler's shop in Camden Town, it's a heart-warming reflection on love, loss and second chances told by a line-up of exotic misfits. 

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

Could you survive without the internet? Marc Jennings explains how he quit the web for six months and lived to tweet the tale. He explores this generation’s addiction to smartphones, selfies, and social networking; rediscovers how to navigate through life without the use of Google Maps; and explores whether it’s possible to enjoy the benefits technology brings without it taking over our lives... 

Becky Brunning and Bethan Roberts Are Not Men

Becky Brunning and Bethan Roberts Are Not Men

Double bill from these award-winning (non boy) comedians. Becky (Stand Up and Get Heard Winner, Funny Woman Finalist 2013), creepy and adorable in equal measure. ‘Becky came out with one of my favourite lines of the year’ (Adam Bloom)... 

Hell To Play

Hell To Play

Game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil. In exquisite bad taste, top guests every day. Devised by Alexander Bennett: ‘Touched with madness; refreshingly different’ (Chortle.co... 

Tamar Broadbent: Brave New Girl

Tamar Broadbent: Brave New Girl

Tamar may look like a life-size Polly Pocket. But this year she has jumped out of a plane, performed stand-up naked and opened several jars without any help from boys. As heard on BBC Radio 4, and following the success of All By My Selfie in Edinburgh, Adelaide and Lithuania, award-winning comedy-songwriter Tamar returns with a show about growing up in miniskirts and turning out tougher than the seams... 

Luke Stephen: Peace, Love and Not Understanding

Luke Stephen: Peace, Love and Not Understanding

Love, life, and the Lord. These are the main topics to be addressed by Luke Stephen in the return of his acclaimed debut show Peace, Love and Not Understanding. Throughout his twenties Luke was worried he wouldn't achieve his 'things to do before I'm 30' list, and now he's past that milestone, he's never been so sure... 

Foxdog Studios Ltd

Foxdog Studios Ltd

Seven facts that'll change how you think about IT rock'n'roll… It is music and computer programming. It is by a real IT consultancy, who recently had a large corporation tax bill... 

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club: Midnight Feast

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club: Midnight Feast

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club goes late night, with a midnight show at the Edinburgh Fringe, following two sell-out runs. Each late night show will feature one of our regular MCs presenting four of the best acts from on and off the Fringe, in a rotating daily showcase show... 

Asp

Asp

Daniel wangs down the gauntlet. Insubordinate characters (small boy, Spanish man, etc) jostle with febrile video projections in this daft and electrifying solo debut from one of the stars of the UK improv scene (including Racing Minds' Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised)... 

Mark Smith: Log Flume

Mark Smith: Log Flume

Mark Smith (Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment, Russell Howard’s Good News, car owner) is back with a brand new show. Expect to hear him bang on about tattoos, all night petrol stations and the ways in which he can improve himself and not feel like he is simply treading water as his life rushes past him at a terrifying rate... 

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else)

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else)

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else) is a show about changing your name, finding freedom through reinvention, and gaining the power to tell your own story. Combining confessional monologue with video interview and archive footage, it explores identity through name change... 

That Silly Show

That Silly Show

Join Jim and Miranda for an hour of jokes, songs and good old-fashioned entertainment with their own brand of friendly silliness. Come watch a vegetarian (w)rap, hear an ode to a Jägerbomb and a song for anyone fed up with Let it Go... 

Into the Bone

Into the Bone

Traditional storyteller Mark Borthwick draws upon the rich vein of Celtic storytelling, exploring the folktales where the lines between fact and fiction, reality and myth, human and animal are blurred... 

The Travelling Sisters

The Travelling Sisters

With wild eyes and a wicked flavour of comedy, Australian trio The Travelling Sisters serve up a bevy of tragically charming characters. Ridiculous. Unexpected. ‘It’s like a fart in a bath... 

Private Harris

Private Harris

Writer on BBC's Shooting Stars and Have I Got New For You. This is an experiment in psychology. Harris wonders whether if he dismantles his own mind and lays it all out on the front lawn for you to gawp at, could he possibly shed light on the human condition as a whole? Could he? Can he? Will he? Won't he? Let's hope so otherwise this will be a grand waste of everybody's time... 

Peer Reviewed Poetry

Peer Reviewed Poetry

Since the beginning of scientific discovery, poets have written about science, and scientists have tried to write poetry. A poet and a scientitist argue over the artistry and integrity of verse, separating the beautiful lie from the ugly lie. 

All Killa No Filla Live

All Killa No Filla Live

Join comedians Rachel Fairburn (NATYS finalist 2015) and Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Leicester Mercury finalist 2015) as they explore a shared passion, serial killers. The pair will talk all things murder and macabre while having a right laugh doing it... 

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Javier Jarquin hosts guest comedians baring all and telling you about their worst, soul destroying times on stage. Great comics telling their worst experiences in front of understanding crowds: because really, who wants to hear the good stories anyway?  

Christian Steel – Gloom Hunter

Christian Steel – Gloom Hunter

Gloom Hunter is the culmination of eight years on the road from one of the best acts on the circuit. Having sold out at Dave's Comedy Festival, this show is all about how one life-changing experience that ended one career started another, one that started out miserably but turned out to be not so gloomy! Expect an adult show with adult themes... 

Jo Romero Scenes of a Sensual Nature

Jo Romero Scenes of a Sensual Nature

Enter Jo Romero and company’s darkly twisted world, where comedy blends with horror. Six original theatrical pieces full of darkness, humour and sensuality. Debbie: ‘I love you so much I want to cut your moles off and sew them onto me’... 

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake. If ignorance is bliss, then let this be the most blissful show on the Fringe. Ever seen how happy idiots are? You could be like that! Hail me, I can make you a moron... 

Expect the Unexporcupine

Expect the Unexporcupine

2015 New Act of the Year Michael Stranney and Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Runner Up Olaf Falafel bring you an hour of fun-filled silly comedy. With a mixture of off-beat characters, one-liners, outlandish tales and an irrelevant spinning wheel, they invite you into their wholly unique worlds... 

Al Lubel: Al Lubel Free

Al Lubel: Al Lubel Free

'Al has one of the best jokes I've ever heard' (Jerry Seinfeld). 'A terrifically funny comedian' (David Letterman). 'A cult superstar in the making' (Bruce Dessau, BeyondtheJoke.co... 

Into the Bone

Into the Bone

Traditional storyteller Mark Borthwick draws alloys the rich vein of Celtic storytelling with earnest humor, exploring the folktales where teh lines between fact and fiction, reality and myth, human and animal are blurred... 

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs, The Undertaker, invites you into his chapel of unrest. From out of the darkness this minister of mirth, mayhem and merriment emerges. Seymour delights in mocking, shocking and provoking mischievous thoughts about life and death... 

At Least 100 Jokes

At Least 100 Jokes

Join ‘winningly self-deprecating’ (Chortle.co.uk) comic Dan Fardell for an hour in which he attempts to find the thread that links his life and comedy together. ‘One of the best new joke writers I've seen in ages... 

Foxdog Studios Ltd

Foxdog Studios Ltd

Seven facts that'll change how you think about IT rock'n'roll… It is music and computer programming. It is by a real IT consultancy, who recently had a large corporation tax bill... 

Glenn Moore: Nephew to Three Gorgeous Uncles

Glenn Moore: Nephew to Three Gorgeous Uncles

Glenn Moore, 'Tipped for great things' (GQ), from critically acclaimed sketch duo Thünderbards, will tell a torrent of seriously silly jokes for 40 minutes, and you're invited. For free... 

Best Boy: Bested

Best Boy: Bested

Best Boy thought fame beckoned when the BBC broadcast their sketch – unfortunately, they'd sent in the wrong one. Come help them put things right. Forty-five minutes of sketches, a jig, and something that probably isn't magic but oh my God, how is he doing that? Featuring material heard on BBC Radio 4... 

Journey to the Centre of Dead

Journey to the Centre of Dead

Imagine if the hosts of your third favourite TV quiz show were propelled into a thrilling adventure involving: murders, robots, quiche, thumb wrestling and evil water coolers. Now double the stupidity... 

Chopping Chillies

Chopping Chillies

Like The Karate Kid but with food not fighting. A gloriously funny tale about unlikely friendships. Katie's crossed continents and thinks she's seen it all. Ravi really has. Journeying from a kitchen in south India to a cobbler's shop in Camden Town, it's a heart-warming reflection on love, loss and second chances told by a line-up of exotic misfits. 

Some Like It Thea-Skot

Some Like It Thea-Skot

‘Comic monster’ (Chortle.co.uk) Alison Thea-Skot brings ‘mayhem and mischief’ (Metro) in this melee of character comedy and nonsense. Thea-Skot will draw you into a world of has-beens and have-nots... 

Matthew Collins: The Benefit of Several Doubts

Matthew Collins: The Benefit of Several Doubts

Matthew Collins (BBC’s Great Unanswered Questions) is an Irish comedian, but also a computer scientist with moral objections to his own research. You'll laugh and you may even learn as angst and academia collide... 

Jim Alsbalstian's Human Zoo

Jim Alsbalstian's Human Zoo

The sketch duo known as Jim Alsbalstian’s Human Zoo present a visual feast of dark and surreal Sketch Comedy. With one half of the duo kidnapped and forced to perform against his will, this show is part sketch comedy part hostage situation. 

Simon Caine Does His Club Set

Simon Caine Does His Club Set

Fancy watching a comedian perform their club set during the world’s largest arts festival? You're in luck. Simon Caine will be doing just that. 20 minutes of jokes plus a guest MC every day... 

Asp

Asp

Daniel wangs down the gauntlet. Insubordinate characters (small boy, Spanish man, etc) jostle with febrile video projections in this daft and electrifying solo debut from one of the stars of the UK improv scene (including Racing Minds' Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised)... 

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

Marc Jennings: Disconnected

Could you survive without the internet? Marc Jennings explains how he quit the web for six months and lived to tweet the tale. He explores this generation’s addiction to smartphones, selfies, and social networking; rediscovers how to navigate through life without the use of Google Maps; and explores whether it’s possible to enjoy the benefits technology brings without it taking over our lives... 

David Mulholland's Conspiracy

David Mulholland's Conspiracy

This comedy show started with a question: why is it that conspiracy theorists will chew your ear off explaining that 9/11 was an inside job, global warming is a hoax, and chemtrails are poisoning us, but they adamantly reject real conspiracies? Comedian and former investigative reporter David Mulholland explains why... 

Micky Bartlett: Narcissilly

Micky Bartlett: Narcissilly

Micky Bartlett is back at the Edinburgh Festival with his new show Narcissilly. Come hear him talk about himself for an hour! ‘One of the most consistently funny people I've ever worked with… In years to come, people will be talking about the time they first saw Micky Bartlett’ (Adam Hills)... 

Jack Samuel Warner in Jack's Ample Wardrobe

Jack Samuel Warner in Jack's Ample Wardrobe

Jack's Ample Wardrobe is a new stand-up show featuring an old wardrobe. Will Jack discover magical lands and uncover fantastical cosmic truths? Will he reach a vivid understanding of the human condition? Or will he just manage to lock himself in a wardrobe? Jack Samuel Warner has been performing comedy across the globe for five years, saying foolish things in a serious way, combining flights of fancy with precise one-liners... 

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

It has come to Stephanie’s attention that she is a very silly young woman. Her show will include odd noises, several drawings of ducks, a confession about some vomit, and a song about a newt... 

Stand Up & Slam! – Free

Stand Up & Slam! – Free

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let's find out. Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! Each night our resident team captains are joined by the most exciting acts the festival has to offer... 

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

What connects Monmouthshire, the efficacy of Lucozade, and leviathan-lunged pop princess Adele? Absolutely nothing. But it doesn’t stop aspiration seeker James Huntington and piss-taker Joanna Hutt cut 'n' pasting it all together and using it as a plan for life... 

Claire Ford: Box

Claire Ford: Box

Outside a cardboard box? Then how do you think inside it? This and other conundrums solved with heartfelt storytelling, clowning, and double walled chipboard. Box clever comedy for the unboxed... 

Conor O’Toole: A Retrospective 1995-2015

Conor O’Toole: A Retrospective 1995-2015

Conor O'Toole reviews his life's work from ages four to 24. Sure, he's 'Ireland's prince of alternative comedy' (Meg.ie), but of what value is that? **** (Chortle.co.uk, Fest). ***** (TheNewCurrent... 

Bisha K Ali: Ridiculous

Bisha K Ali: Ridiculous

Comedian Bisha K Ali (Funny Women Finalist 2013, Laughing Horse Semi-Finalist 2014) takes you on a 40 minute journey through life, love, society and space. It's stand-up comedy. It's weirdly charming... 

Stand Up & Slam! – Free

Stand Up & Slam! – Free

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let's find out. Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! Each night our resident team captains are joined by the most exciting acts the festival has to offer... 

Christian Steel – Gloom Hunter

Christian Steel – Gloom Hunter

Gloom Hunter is the culmination of eight years on the road from one of the best acts on the circuit. Having sold out at Dave's Comedy Festival, this show is all about how one life-changing experience that ended one career started another, one that started out miserably but turned out to be not so gloomy! Expect an adult show with adult themes... 

Tamar Broadbent: Brave New Girl

Tamar Broadbent: Brave New Girl

Tamar may look like a life-size Polly Pocket. But this year she has jumped out of a plane, performed stand-up naked and opened several jars without any help from boys. As heard on BBC Radio 4, and following the success of All By My Selfie in Edinburgh, Adelaide and Lithuania, award-winning comedy-songwriter Tamar returns with a show about growing up in miniskirts and turning out tougher than the seams... 

The Travelling Sisters

The Travelling Sisters

With wild eyes and a wicked flavour of comedy, Australian trio The Travelling Sisters serve up a bevy of tragically charming characters. Ridiculous. Unexpected. ‘It’s like a fart in a bath... 

Henry von Stifle's Enter the Dragon

Henry von Stifle's Enter the Dragon

Renowned philanthropist, author, historian, orator, humanitarian, amateur vet, world record holder for the longest time a man has carried a toaster, pimp Henry von Stifle is ready to share his secrets of working for MI5 – all along to the entire soundtrack to Enter the Dragon... 

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Scottish BAFTA nominated character comedian Katia Kvinge (as seen on BBC, MTV and Channel 4) hits Edinburgh with her fast-paced, one-woman, multi-character, debut hour comedy show! Fresh from performing at the Second City, Groundlings and UCB theatre Los Angeles... 

Totes Inappropes!

Totes Inappropes!

Three actresses are set to premier their play about Tinder. When one of them doesn't turn up, the remaining two must continue on with the play whilst trying to find a replacement on Tinder... 

Simon Caine Presents Buddhism and Cats

Simon Caine Presents Buddhism and Cats

If you got your idea of adulthood from F.r.i.e.n.d.s but reality hasn't met expectations, if you fail to be in the moment and find yourself living through your phone, and if you feel connected online and profoundly disconnected from people offline, this is the show for you. 

Pun-Man's Pun Party

Pun-Man's Pun Party

UK Pun Champion Leo Kearse, aka Pun-Man, is here to save humanity from observational comedy with a pun party! But he's having a bit of trouble adapting to your planet. If you like award-winning stupid jokes, interactive punning and a confused lycra-clad Scottish alien, then you'll love Pun-Man's Pun Party! What's the worst that could hear-pun? (‘My mate’s sitting on my pumpkin... 

Glenn Moore: Nephew to Three Gorgeous Uncles

Glenn Moore: Nephew to Three Gorgeous Uncles

Glenn Moore, 'Tipped for great things' (GQ), from critically acclaimed sketch duo Thünderbards, will tell a torrent of seriously silly jokes for 40 minutes, and you're invited. For free... 

Archie Maddocks Ain't Got No Behaviour

Archie Maddocks Ain't Got No Behaviour

Ain't got no behaviour! That's the accusation Archie has had shouted at him his whole life. Join this exciting and award-winning comedian for 45 minutes of astute observations and stories of his own ineptitude, where he attempts to figure out where he stands in the world... 

Read All About It!

Read All About It!

Stand-up comic Ben Clover was a local newspaper reporter for six years. Lots of strange things happened, not all of which he could report. Come see behind the scenes of your local rag! 

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

A board game where Victor Slung, poacher, tries to kill every single rhino. Only you can stop him. Unrelated to the Ionesco (UNESCO?) play. Interactive character comedy from Harry Carr: ‘Hysterical and bizarre’ (BarcelonaConnect... 

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Showcase Show

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Showcase Show

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club returns to the Edinburgh Fringe following two sell-out runs. Each show will feature one of our regular MCs presenting four of the best acts from on and off the Fringe, in a rotating daily showcase show... 

Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy

Ben Fogg (self-proclaimed ninth funniest man alive, both halves of the original odd couple, Mr Oak Furniture Land 2009, close personal friend of Avril Lavigne) has written a deep, rich walrus of a show... 

KINGS!

KINGS!

KINGS! is the brand new sketch duo of Adam Blampied and Lydia King. Much like the real monarchy, their ability to influence parliament is diminishing and they'd like your money please... 

Bodell and Maxwell's Chromatic Character Menagerie

Bodell and Maxwell's Chromatic Character Menagerie

Roll up, roll up! Let Laura Bodell and Shamus Maxwell welcome you into their tent of wonder! Inside you will meet an array of bold and brilliant characters, including Svetlana the Oligarch’s Wife, Carlo Adams (beat poet/substitute teacher), Hammerhead the blonde biker and more! ‘One of the best observed characters on the current UK comedy scene’ (Geoff Whiting, MirthControlComedy... 

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Loves You Two

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Loves You Two

In one week, Brydie fell in love twice. Both of them stuck. A show about lust, alternative sexual lifestyles, the awfulness of terms like ‘alternative sexual lifestyles’ and ill-timed nosebleeds (is there any other kind?)... 

Compose Mantis: The Duo-plicity of Improv

Compose Mantis: The Duo-plicity of Improv

Long-form scenic improvisation from two of the smartest, funniest, most talented and immodest improvisers in the world. Always funny, often thoughtful, sometimes moving. I texted ‘Improv groups always have stupid names... 

Waking Up in Trees and Trucks

Waking Up in Trees and Trucks

I will bring a guitar, a dead pan, one violin-t voice, a Danish accent and trucks. Please bring your tree, ears, ice and body-parts. Chairs, sounds of words, songs and in-between pauses will be provided... 

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs, The Undertaker, invites you into his chapel of unrest. From out of the darkness this minister of mirth, mayhem and merriment emerges. Seymour delights in mocking, shocking and provoking mischievous thoughts about life and death... 

Nicky Wilkinson's Happy Hour

Nicky Wilkinson's Happy Hour

Join Nicky Wilkinson for an hour of stand-up, stories, prizes and party rings. Coherent boozers welcome. 'Effortless likeability and excellent comic timing' (Chortle.co.uk). The most fun you can have on the Fringe! 

Derek Ryan: The Slaughterhouse Rules

Derek Ryan: The Slaughterhouse Rules

Dying is easy... Irish comedian Derek Ryan has a respectable amount of near-death experience. He spent years employed in abattoirs and graveyards. He’s past the half-way mark, despite several near misses, so he’s pretty much more dead than alive... 

Gabriel Ebulue: Armchair Anarchist

Gabriel Ebulue: Armchair Anarchist

Gabriel Ebulue is an anarchist, a self-proclaimed revolutionary. However the closest he’s been to a march is the queue at Greggs on a busy Saturday afternoon. This year he decided enough was enough, dusted off his Che Guevara t-shirt, and aimed to make a difference... 

Best Boy: Bested

Best Boy: Bested

Best Boy thought fame beckoned when the BBC broadcast their sketch – unfortunately, they'd sent in the wrong one. Come help them put things right. Forty-five minutes of sketches, a jig, and something that probably isn't magic but oh my God, how is he doing that? Featuring material heard on BBC Radio 4... 

Expect the Unexporcupine

Expect the Unexporcupine

Picture a time in your life when you've laughed a lot – now double it. You've just imagined Expect the Unexporcupine, an hour of award-winning nonsense from Michael Stranney and Olaf Falafel, two of the funniest new acts around... 

A Ward Winning Storey

A Ward Winning Storey

Tom Ward (BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist 2014) and human curiosity Andy Storey (Leicester Square New Comedian finalist 2012) gloriously unite for an hour, where the carefully thought-out mixes with the improvised... 

Mark Smith: Log Flume

Mark Smith: Log Flume

Mark Smith (Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment, Russell Howard’s Good News, car owner) is back with a brand new show. Expect to hear him bang on about tattoos, all night petrol stations and the ways in which he can improve himself and not feel like he is simply treading water as his life rushes past him at a terrifying rate... 

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Alexander Bennett: I Can Make You a Moron

Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake. If ignorance is bliss, then let this be the most blissful show on the Fringe. Ever seen how happy idiots are? You could be like that! Hail me, I can make you a moron... 

Lost Property

Lost Property

Like the cat in the picture on the lamp post, Richard and Robin are lost. Like the sock that didn't make it back from the laundrette, Richard and Robin are lost. Like the man wearing double denim at the fashion show, Richard and Robin are ashamed... 

Coughing Sheep

Coughing Sheep

Desperately hunting last minute leading man, Lucy Frederick reluctantly presents her father, keen rambler and tropical fish enthusiast Peter Henderson in the lost Russian classic Coughing Sheep... 

Amanabanana

Amanabanana

Weird, wonderful and moving. Don't bring your mum, unless she wants to find the spirit of the bananana. Three idiots, one room, one hour. Anything can happen! Amanabanana! ‘What!!?’ ******* (AskTheIndustryPodcast... 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Hello. You look nice today. But no time for that. This event will go ahead no matter what happens. Power outage? The wheel will spin. Sudden outbreak of witch trials? The wheel will spin... 

James Bran: Invisible Badminton and Other Dreams

James Bran: Invisible Badminton and Other Dreams

A stand-up poetry show about dreams from 2014 AAA star and BBC New Comedy Award London runner-up. 'Creative and rather unusual' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'Both intriguing and funny' **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Henry von Stifle's Enter the Dragon

Henry von Stifle's Enter the Dragon

Renowned philanthropist, author, historian, orator, humanitarian, amateur vet, world record holder for the longest time a man has carried a toaster, pimp Henry von Stifle is ready to share his secrets of working for MI5 – all along to the entire soundtrack to Enter the Dragon... 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Surreal clown Brickhead takes you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound. Absurd, intimate and heartfelt; it's 'hard to explain and impossible not to like' ***** (FringeReview... 

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat

David Tsonos: Walking the Cat

Following a bad break-up (although is there ever a good break-up?), David somehow gained custody of the cat, Mittens. David has never been a pet owner and more of a dog person, and yet David takes you through his hilarious adventures of 16 years of his cat ownership... 

BAGMAN

BAGMAN

Ever noticed how people look like their dogs? Well, the same goes for bags. A stupid, surreal, one-man Sesame Street without the puppets, Bagman is a deadbeat character comedy by Brendan Murphy taking you on a journey through the stories contained within the contents of a forgotten cloakroom... 

Luke Stephen: Peace, Love and Not Understanding

Luke Stephen: Peace, Love and Not Understanding

Love, life, and the Lord. These are the main topics to be addressed by Luke Stephen in the return of his acclaimed debut show Peace, Love and Not Understanding. Throughout his twenties Luke was worried he wouldn't achieve his 'things to do before I'm 30' list, and now he's past that milestone, he's never been so sure... 

Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii

Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii

Hawaii, not just the home of Dog the Bounty Hunter, it's a metaphor for something she hasn't made up yet. ‘Spectacular in a beautifully surreal way.’ (Irish Independent). ‘She's great’ (Irish Times)... 

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else)

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else)

How I Became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else) is a show about changing your name, finding freedom through reinvention, and gaining the power to tell your own story. Combining confessional monologue with video interview and archive footage, it explores identity through name change... 

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

Charmingly anarchic breakthrough duo LetLuce were wholly responsible for 2014 word of mouth hit Show Pony. Put your lovely armbands on for an absurdist, magical voyage and more 'excellent surreal mayhem’ (Sunday Times)... 

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelight knows the Fringe inside out. She's been all over the festival picking the very best acts from the world of stand-up, cabaret, music, kids shows, theatre and more, to delight and entertain you… a different line-up each day… all for free! 

Karl Schultz: Matthew Kelly – Hypnagogia

Karl Schultz: Matthew Kelly – Hypnagogia

‘Seems to be the genius among the young ones. The best show in town’ (Harry Hill's One to Watch). ‘Gloriously odd’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Gloriously silly’ (Time Out). I still do Parky interviews on the loo... 

Sick, Bro!

Sick, Bro!

The debut Fringe show from one of Ireland’s fastest rising comedians. Last year Shane Todd nearly died while at the Fringe. This show is about that, and some other things. ‘Notions of Alan Partridge and Larry David crowd in... 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories? And what happens if both of them think they are The Storyteller? A head to head that leads to a feast of clowning, physical silliness and some magical storytelling, that’s what! Free family fun from Story Pocket Theatre, winners of the 2014 Primary Times Children’s Choice Award with Arabian Nights... 

Gabriel Ebulue: Armchair Anarchist

Gabriel Ebulue: Armchair Anarchist

Gabriel Ebulue is an anarchist, a self-proclaimed revolutionary. However the closest he’s been to a march is the queue at Greggs on a busy Saturday afternoon. This year he decided enough was enough, dusted off his Che Guevara t-shirt, and aimed to make a difference... 

George Zach: Greek Tragedy

George Zach: Greek Tragedy

George is a Greek comedian living in the UK. Has appeared in all the biggest clubs in the UK, as well as on BBC1's This Week and also debuted his show in Australia last March. This is a work in progress show regarding the fact that he is too Greek for his mates here, not Greek enough for his parents abroad, and trying to fit in in a world he believes to be more stupid than him... 

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

The Discount Comedy Checkout – Improv Show

Hilarious 100% raw improvisation is on the menu as some weird and wonderful suggestions are taken from the audience while performing short-form improvisation games. So if you've ever wanted to see a giant jelly man attack New York City, or a musical romance blossom between a kitchen sink and a fridge then come along, suggest it and The Discount Comedy Checkout will deliver it for you! Part of La Favorita Freestival, www... 

Journey to the Centre of Dead

Journey to the Centre of Dead

Imagine if the hosts of your third favourite TV quiz show were propelled into a thrilling adventure involving: murders, robots, quiche, thumb wrestling and evil water coolers. Now double the stupidity... 

George Zach: Greek Tragedy

George Zach: Greek Tragedy

George is a Greek comedian living in the UK. Has appeared in all the biggest clubs in the UK, as well as on BBC1's This Week and also debuted his show in Australia last March. This is a work in progress show regarding the fact that he is too Greek for his mates here, not Greek enough for his parents abroad, and trying to fit in in a world he believes to be more stupid than him... 

The Lot

The Lot

Bob and Jim do The Lot, from flip-flops to fracking via democracy, pop music, lentils, wrestling, nozzles and everything else ever. ‘I laughed like a loon’ (FringeGuru.com). ‘Truly inspired’ (BritishComedyGuide... 

All American Boy

All American Boy

Sid Singh isn't the first guy you think of when you think 'America', but so what? What're you, an expert? No? Then chill out dude. Sid's funny as hell so come watch his free show every day at the White Horse at 11pm or Cowgate at 12:15pm... 

Joy is the Enemy of Progress

Joy is the Enemy of Progress

Are you happy? No, of course not. You’re not supposed to be. The only human beings who're truly happy sit around the war memorial drinking shoe polish. Forget trying to be being happy, embrace the misery and try to enjoy the simple things in life, such as an hour of unpretentious, brutally honest stand-up comedy that's way better than you think it’s going to be... 

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram, an Israeli human rights lawyer turned journalist, a bleeding heart and an inadvertent anthropologist of British life gets herself leave to remain in the UK, builds a New Jerusalem in East London and plans to become Nigel Farage's worst nightmare... 

Bombs, Booze and Haggis Strikes Back

Bombs, Booze and Haggis Strikes Back

A Scotsman, an Irishman and a Jew are back for a second year upon popular demand – the 2 Celts and a Cougar – Andrew Gilmore, Gary Sansome and Daphna Baram, are hosting a late-night frenzy of laughs, special guests and surprises... 

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club: Showcase Show

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club: Showcase Show

Hilarity Bites, as comedy showcases at the Fringe go, is a solid choice - a mix of an experienced compere and a good range of acts promising a solid hour of entertainment. Essentially a comedy club night reconfigured for an Edinburgh time slot, compere Freddie Quinn's laid back, conversational tones and self-deprecating gags set the audience at ease adeptly and quickly... 

Late Night Dark Show

Late Night Dark Show

It’s the Late Night Dark Show - take that title as a hint. It gets dark. If you’ve just wandered in because of the rain and thought you’d catch some comedy be ready for it to get nasty... 

Dead Ghost Star

Dead Ghost Star

Like The Mighty Boosh in a minor key, Dead Ghost Star present a weird and wonderful double act of surreal, whimsical and thoroughly endearing comedy. Mr Dinner (Donal Coonan) and Cheekykita (Sonja Quita Doubleday) seek the limits of space, comedy and beyond... 

Four On Demand

Four On Demand

Four on Demand is a free lunchtime showcase for the standup skills of host Alex Hoyle, ‘the Bad Boy of Niceness’, actor and comedian Becky Brunning (Six Steps to Joy), and comedy writer Naomi Carter (Carter and Ollerton Won’t Go Quietly), plus one special guest... 

Swedish Oddballs

Swedish Oddballs

Swedish stand-up comedian Tomas takes you on a trip through the lives and opinions of his northern outputs of the European Culturesphere. 

The Mangina Funalogs

The Mangina Funalogs

Leo Kearse takes the audience through the things that make it hard to be a man in the modern world.Despite his admission that he’s only in stand-up for the money, Kearse is a massively endearing stage presence – as well as being massively tall... 

The Human Loire

The Human Loire

Calling all sensation seekers! Michael Brunström, part man, part longest river in France and winner of the 2013 Gareth Morinan Alternative New Act of the Year Award, performs a selection of weird and astonishing alternative comedy stunts for your bewilderment and delight... 

Tamar Broadbent: All By My Selfie

Tamar Broadbent: All By My Selfie

Tamar Broadbent's All by my Selfie seamlessly combines quick wit with a beautiful voice. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Tim Minchin, Broadbent sings her audience through a range of unfortunate life events, placing particular emphasis on our dependency on social media... 

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Comedy Death does not immediately sound like a good idea: a chat show involving comedians talking about their worst ever gigs seems destined to merely extend that list - but somehow it works... 

Hennessy and Friends: Murmurs

Hennessy and Friends: Murmurs

I felt lucky to have a press pass around my neck when I saw the queues of people being turned away from this show. Hennessy & Friends are back for their second show at the Fringe after a year away, and are clearly in popular demand... 

Jonny Donahoe: Class Whore

Jonny Donahoe: Class Whore

The acclaimed solo show by the star of Jonny & the Baptists is back for two weeks only (for free!). Raised by a single mother surviving on benefits, Jonny Donahoe is unquestionably 'a vile product of Welfare Britain' (Daily Mail)... 

Laughdance: The Experiment

Laughdance: The Experiment

Three stand-up comedians, one dance crew; one ground-breaking new comedy experiment. LaughDance is a ludicrous combination of stand-up comedy and modern dance. After a sell-out debut at the Pleasance, we’re back… Ever seen a one-liner set to breakdance? Satire set to salsa? A routine about one man’s addiction to Calpol doled out via the medium of interpretive dance? Each show is a unique performance; one never seen before or after... 

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats On You

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats On You

Brydie Lee Kennedy is not short on life experience. Her narrative bobs and weaves apace backwards and forwards along the stretch of time. We are in LA, then transported to five years previously, which triggers a jump along the time space continuum even further into the past... 

Caroline Mabey: Chaos is a Friend of Mine

Caroline Mabey: Chaos is a Friend of Mine

Fringe favourite and ‘oddball genius’ (Chortle.co.uk) Caroline Mabey has been off having a baby. She only did it to get out of doing Edinburgh. And here she is again. For nine fabulous days... 

Danny Buckler: Punch

Danny Buckler: Punch

Danny Buckler is incurably absorbed in the world of fantasy. The be-suited Buckler kicks the show off by painting exactly how in his mind’s eye it would begin. A fantastical universe where anything is possible; all the glitz and glamour money could afford... 

AKA MissD

AKA MissD

Roughly halfway through her show, Miss D asks us- “So, has anyone else had Chemical Weapons training?”. For an hour, throwaway comments about life in Israel come out in much the same way- great fistfuls of anecdotes from a life shockingly foreign to our drizzly city are passed off as just another day of compulsory military service... 

Paco Erhard: Worst. German. Ever.

Paco Erhard: Worst. German. Ever.

In Worst. German. Ever., Paco Erhard delivers an hour of stand up that proves both incredibly energetically and somehow mystically laid back, keeping the audience captivated and familiar... 

Six Steps to Joy

Six Steps to Joy

With some beat poetry, some interpretative dance and their patented Joy testing machine, comic actors Becky Brunning and Katharine Marwick claim that they can pull an audience out of its rain-induced despair and bring it to Joy... 

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

Birthday Girls, made up of members of the now disbanded sketch group Lady Garden, is a three-woman group delivering excellently pitched long and short scenes. Camille Ucan, Beattie Edmondson and Rose Johnson bridge the gap between silliness and seriousness superbly with sketches ranging from character work to more observation-based scenes... 

Darius Davies' HBÖ Special Uncensored

Darius Davies' HBÖ Special Uncensored

Davies is a dynamo and a wonder to behold on stage. As he rails on “the rules of life,” his delivery is akin to a performance poet’s; rhythm, pitch and pause feel studied in every word, and Davies repeats and repeats his subject like an old-school orator... 

Inspired By Mediocrity

Inspired By Mediocrity

Australian and former writing intern for David Letterman explores the mediocrity of perfection. ‘Seems to have known his calling practically from birth’ (Sydney Morning Herald)... 

Mae Martin's Workshop

Mae Martin's Workshop

Canadian comic Mae Martin is workshopping a new show at this year’s Fringe, using the audience as guinea pigs to try out some new material. It’s very informal, with Martin chatting away and telling stories as though she were speaking to her mates, but this works with her own quirky and endearing stage personality... 

A Robot Presents Comedy - Free

A Robot Presents Comedy - Free

The future. The mechanised labour force is disenfranchised. Enter A Robot, determined to teach the grimacing machines how to laugh. Stand-up showcase featuring the best in alternative up-and-coming talent... 

Rick Kiesewetter: No More Mr Rice Guy

Rick Kiesewetter: No More Mr Rice Guy

Rick Kiesewetter talks about being Asian (not Oriental), being raised on the Jersey Shore and how living in the UK for 18 years has made him wonderfully British. Starting comedy late, Rick hopes to become the UK's seventh best Asian comic... 

Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show

Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show

Theorising that new episodes are possible within their own lifetime, the Maydays step into the Quantum Leap accelerator ... and vanish. Paying homage to the classic sci-fi series and based entirely on audience suggestions, the Maydays jump through time to put right what once went wrong... 

Delicious and Dateless

Delicious and Dateless

Debut one-woman show. A 45 minute comedy performance that fuses personal story, social commentary, and stand-up. Excruciating honesty in a revelatory, and racy exploration of singledom for a smart, still-hot, happy in her own skin kinda lady turning 40... 

Dan Cook and Gareth Cooper

Dan Cook and Gareth Cooper

An hour of comedy split between an idiot and a dork. Dan will attempt a sketch show of sorts, and Gareth will do stand up, sing songs and sometimes combine both to result in who knows what... 

Diary Farmer

Diary Farmer

Martin is 24 and works full-time in a Bristol post office. His online dating profile says that he is a stand-up comedian. In Diary Farmer he turns his attention to the events that made him the man [sic] he is today... 

Sunna Jarman: Family Tree

Sunna Jarman: Family Tree

Uncle Alan's unveiling of the family tree shook up a hornet's nest of secrets and shame! Directed by Colin Hoult, regular guest on Talksport, LBC Radio and one third of 2014's AAA show at the Pleasance... 

The Kat and Jon Appeal

The Kat and Jon Appeal

Kat (face of a scullery maid), Jon (90s jawline), share an hour. Described as funny a combined total of nine times they are quietly confident. Kat is one half of critically acclaimed duo, That Pair... 

Almost Sean Brightman

Almost Sean Brightman

Almost. A hotly-tipped debut show from yet another comedian. You'll find out if he can get over himself enough to ‘make it’, assuming we find out what making it is. You'll see how he gets over some of what's holding him back... 

Tina T'urner Tea Lady

Tina T'urner Tea Lady

Best Newcomer winner of the prestigious London Cabaret Awards 2014, New Act of the Year and Musical Comedy Awards finalist with her debut full length Fringe show. High octane and utterly hilarious... 

Overlooked

Overlooked

Have you ever felt undervalued? Ignored? Overlooked? Award-winning comedy writer/performer Lizzy Mace presents a series of oddball characters - from the fourth bear in the Goldilocks story to the disgruntled children’s TV presenter and her psychopathic sock puppets - giving each of these endearingly awkward underlings a voice... 

Who Dares Grins Again 2014

Who Dares Grins Again 2014

Bobby returns for 2014 after last year's sell-out free festival shows. Back with his show who dares grins again - Bobby is instantly likeable with an ability to take you on a journey with him... 

Damien Slash: Forward Slash

Damien Slash: Forward Slash

Character comedy from YouTube sensation Damien Slash. With a web-series featured during YouTube Comedy Week and sketches featured on Channel 4’s Mashed, check out characters including Laurence the PC Gamer, the Rude Boy Philosopher, Antoine Speekz and the Mineral Water Critic that have gone viral online and had over half a million views... 

We Love Comedy

We Love Comedy

We Love Comedy is back at the Fringe for a full run. We believe in bringing brilliant comedy to brilliant places and they don't get much more brilliant than Edinburgh in August! Previous acts include Stewart Lee, Bridget Christie, Tony Law, Patrick Monahan, Sara Pascoe and lots more... 

Viv Groskop's I Laughed, I Cried

Viv Groskop's I Laughed, I Cried

When should you give up on a dream? Go behind the curtain with BBC Radio 4's Viv Groskop as she revives her childhood ambition and takes on stand-up with an attempt to do 100 gigs in 100 nights... 

A Bridge Over Toddled Warder

A Bridge Over Toddled Warder

Hark! The errant, off-beat voices of Amused Moose Award winner Richard Todd, 'a smart surrealist' (Independent), and NATY finalist Thomas Ward, 'fine writing, evoking silly images and ideas' (Chortle... 

Micky Bartlett: I'm Not Even Sorry

Micky Bartlett: I'm Not Even Sorry

Ireland’s brightest new comedy star from BBC’s Monumental makes his solo Fringe debut. 2014 sees Micky ready to break into the mainstream with his unabashed and hilarious observations of life, the world, and the people in it, all served up from the comfort of his own bedroom… ‘One of the most consistently funny people I've ever worked with… In years to come, people will be talking about the time they first saw Micky Bartlett’ (Adam Hills)... 

Zapp and Dembina

Zapp and Dembina

Comic supremo Ivor Dembina, **** (Guardian), presents a different nightly mixture of fringe festival comedy acts - all in the company of the Orchestra of Andy Zapp. Gags, heckles, insults and booing... 

Charles Booth: Go Thank Yourself!

Charles Booth: Go Thank Yourself!

Oxford Revue veteran and graduate of The Second City, Charles Booth returns to Edinburgh with a brand new one-man sketch show. Go Thank Yourself! is a finely crafted hour of solo comedy glowing with rich, splendid and warm characters who’ve all tried seizing the day while smelling the roses and spent a golden afternoon picking thorns out their hands... 

Liz Peters: Toybox

Liz Peters: Toybox

It's playtime for grown-ups as Liz Peters opens her dark and twisted box of delights for a show bursting with music, character and joyful vulgarity. Get your dirty laugh ready for a feast of silliness where heartfelt yarns are rammed up against acerbic murder songs, saucy shenanigans and Tarantino fight sequences... 

We The Chemicals

We The Chemicals

Spaced-out Jay Cowle delivers a deceptively sprawling show about being part of the universe. It's also about beer, cats, and love. 'Unique, passionate, funny, and one hell of an original stand-up' (New Current). 

Alexander Bennett: Follow Me

Alexander Bennett: Follow Me

In a world with no heroes or leaders for a directionless youth, your beloved Alexander Bennett will prove he's the man to lead the revolution. He thinks. ‘Very funny’ (BBC). ‘A funny and enjoyable show’ (BroadwayBaby... 

Born in the 90s

Born in the 90s

Three young, up-and-coming comedians talk about how being born in the 90s has impacted their lives. Expect tales of drugs, love and wasted youth, but most of all expect to laugh. 

Jack Samuel Warner and John Pendal: Men and Myths

Jack Samuel Warner and John Pendal: Men and Myths

Seriously funny nonsense and painfully revealing true stories as Jack, 'slightly quirky' (Chortle.co.uk), and John (International Mr Leather 2003) explore Men and Myths. John lives a vivid life that generates astounding stories... 

Carter and Ollerton: Won't Go Quietly

Carter and Ollerton: Won't Go Quietly

Bursting onto this year's Fringe completely uninvited with a potent blend of mutual musings, surreal sketches and extraordinary stories, this energetic duo will roast your cockles and beguile you through to midnight... 

Yes

Yes

Mawaan Rizwan and Seda Yildiz bring you 30 minutes each of stand-up and storytelling. Having accumulated 19 million views on YouTube, Mawaan exposes how his internet stardom has reduced him to tears and how twerking in public got him arrested...