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…
Fresh from Newcastle, Spontaneous Wrecks brings you live improvised comedy in the style of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’.
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.
Harriet Dyer is accidentally alternative.
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.
Oh boy, this looks good! David McIver is a silly little man and he’s got a bit of fun for you.
What’s in your shopping basket? Probably not the same as what’s in Steve’s.
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.
Mark Smith (Russell Howard’s Good News) returns to Edinburgh with a new show and Lord have mercy is he excited.
Back for his seventh Edinburgh Fringe, comedy magician and juggler Robbie Cockburn is here with a brand new stage show Badinage.
Jack Evans’ debut hour.
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 …
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.
Mischaps: Jake Lambert – BBC Radio 2, English Comedian of the Year finalist 2015 – and George Rigden – Magner’s New Act finalist, ‘very funny’ (Chortle.
Following last year’s five-star smash-hit Some Like It Thea-Skot, ‘comic monster’ (Chortle.
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.
Jay Handley has set himself a task with this show title.
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 …
Fun-filled frolic through fate, flimflam and filosophy – no effing! Sixth Edinburgh Show! 60th glorious year! 60 minutes! Very Sixy show.
Chris is a poet.
Frank Foucault says and does things.
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 a…
You are the neander-fools and I am fire.
Sean Turner takes his one man show to the Fringe for a month-long run.
Linda Larkin is the creation of comedian Sam Savage.
Marc Jennings is one of Scotland’s best new comedians.
Stephanie Laing is Chesney Hawkes’ number one fan.
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 co…
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.
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-ha…
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.
‘A hugely promising stand up’ **** (Chortle.
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.
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.
Visit ‘the shadowy lowlands of Oli Bettesworth’s psyche’ (Chortle.
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 Dis…
Kieran Butler **** (Scotsman) returns with an updated version of his political comedy/satire.
Cutting straight to the chase, Alistair and Edd embark on an hour of joke-telling aimed solely at making you laugh.
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…
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 wear…
Burke is back and this time it’s personal.
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.
A friendship forged in hard times, Flick and Julie are an unlikely pairing who have come together to make your pennies go further.
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 collecti…
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.
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 thro…
Every comedian seeks and thrives on the laughter of their audience, but that’s not what’s most important to them.
Like The Karate Kid but with food not fighting.
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 …
Surreal clown Brickhead takes you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound.
Mark Smith (Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment, Russell Howard’s Good News, car owner) is back with a brand new show.
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club goes late night, with a midnight show at the Edinburgh Fringe, following two sell-out runs.
Daniel wangs down the gauntlet.
Seven facts that’ll change how you think about IT rock’n’roll… It is music and computer programming.
Gloom Hunter is the culmination of eight years on the road from one of the best acts on the circuit.
Love, life, and the Lord.
Double bill from these award-winning (non boy) comedians.
Game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil.
Could you survive without the internet? Marc Jennings explains how he quit the web for six months and lived to tweet the tale.
Tamar may look like a life-size Polly Pocket.
Join comedians Rachel Fairburn (NATYS finalist 2015) and Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Leicester Mercury finalist 2015) as they explore a shared passion, serial killers.
Any intelligent person would despair at the world, so let me make you stupid for your own sake.
Since the beginning of scientific discovery, poets have written about science, and scientists have tried to write poetry.
A black comedy directed by Edinburgh award nominee John Gordillo, a stellar cast including Edinburgh award-winning Mick Ferry.
Join ‘winningly self-deprecating’ (Chortle.
‘Comic monster’ (Chortle.
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.
Like the cat in the picture on the lamp post, Richard and Robin are lost.
Writer on BBC’s Shooting Stars and Have I Got New For You.
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 an…
With wild eyes and a wicked flavour of comedy, Australian trio The Travelling Sisters serve up a bevy of tragically charming characters.
Enter Jo Romero and company’s darkly twisted world, where comedy blends with horror.
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, reali…
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.
Join Jim and Miranda for an hour of jokes, songs and good old-fashioned entertainment with their own brand of friendly silliness.
Best Boy thought fame beckoned when the BBC broadcast their sketch – unfortunately, they’d sent in the wrong one.
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 horrib…
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.
‘Al has one of the best jokes I’ve ever heard’ (Jerry Seinfeld).
Javier Jarquin hosts guest comedians baring all and telling you about their worst, soul destroying times on stage.
A stand-up poetry show about dreams from 2014 AAA star and BBC New Comedy Award London runner-up.
Seymour Stiffs, The Undertaker, invites you into his chapel of unrest.
KINGS! is the brand new sketch duo of Adam Blampied and Lydia King.
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club returns to the Edinburgh Fringe following two sell-out runs.
A board game where Victor Slung, poacher, tries to kill every single rhino.
Ain’t got no behaviour! That’s the accusation Archie has had shouted at him his whole life.
Stand-up comic Ben Clover was a local newspaper reporter for six years.
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 …
Jack’s Ample Wardrobe is a new stand-up show featuring an old wardrobe.
Matthew Collins (BBC’s Great Unanswered Questions) is an Irish comedian, but also a computer scientist with moral objections to his own research.
Fancy watching a comedian perform their club set during the world’s largest arts festival? You’re in luck.
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.
The sketch duo known as Jim Alsbalstian’s Human Zoo present a visual feast of dark and surreal Sketch Comedy.
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, …
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!…
Outside a cardboard box? Then how do you think inside it? This and other conundrums solved with heartfelt storytelling, clowning, and double walled chipboard.
Weird, wonderful and moving.
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 C…
Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out.
If you got your idea of adulthood from F.
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 …
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.
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.
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 chemtrail…
Dying is easy.
Gabriel Ebulue is an anarchist, a self-proclaimed revolutionary.
George is a Greek comedian living in the UK.
Charmingly anarchic breakthrough duo LetLuce were wholly responsible for 2014 word of mouth hit Show Pony.
In one week, Brydie fell in love twice.
Join Nicky Wilkinson for an hour of stand-up, stories, prizes and party rings.
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.
Long-form scenic improvisation from two of the smartest, funniest, most talented and immodest improvisers in the world.
I will bring a guitar, a dead pan, one violin-t voice, a Danish accent and trucks.
Picture a time in your life when you’ve laughed a lot – now double it.
Conor O’Toole reviews his life’s work from ages four to 24.
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 …
Bob and Jim do The Lot, from flip-flops to fracking via democracy, pop music, lentils, wrestling, nozzles and everything else ever.
The debut Fringe show from one of Ireland’s fastest rising comedians.
‘Seems to be the genius among the young ones.
Ever noticed how people look like their dogs? Well, the same goes for bags.
Following a bad break-up (although is there ever a good break-up?), David somehow gained custody of the cat, Mittens.
Hawaii, not just the home of Dog the Bounty Hunter, it’s a metaphor for something she hasn’t made up yet.
What connects Monmouthshire, the efficacy of Lucozade, and leviathan-lunged pop princess Adele? Absolutely nothing.
Trudelight knows the Fringe inside out.
Three actresses are set to premier their play about Tinder.
It has come to Stephanie’s attention that she is a very silly young woman.
Micky Bartlett is back at the Edinburgh Festival with his new show Narcissilly.
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.
Are you happy? No, of course not.
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 …
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-…
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
It’s the Late Night Dark Show - take that title as a hint.
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.
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 co…
Swedish stand-up comedian Tomas takes you on a trip through the lives and opinions of his northern outputs of the European Culturesphere.
Leo Kearse takes the audience through the things that make it hard to be a man in the modern world.
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 se…
Tamar Broadbent’s All by my Selfie seamlessly combines quick wit
with a beautiful voice.
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 someho…
I felt lucky to have a press pass around my neck when I saw the queues
of people being turned away from this show.
The acclaimed solo show by the star of Jonny & the Baptists is back for two weeks only (for free!).
Three stand-up comedians, one dance crew; one ground-breaking new comedy experiment.
Brydie Lee Kennedy is not short on life experience.
Fringe favourite and ‘oddball genius’ (Chortle.
Danny Buckler is incurably absorbed in the world of fantasy.
Roughly halfway through her show, Miss D asks us- “So, has anyone else had Chemical Weapons training?”.
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 …
Birthday Girls, made up of members of the now disbanded sketch group
Lady Garden, is a three-woman group delivering excellently pitched long and
Davies is a dynamo and a wonder to behold on stage.
Australian and former writing intern for David Letterman explores the mediocrity of perfection.
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.
Theorising that new episodes are possible within their own lifetime, the Maydays step into the Quantum Leap accelerator .
An hour of comedy split between an idiot and a dork.
Seriously funny nonsense and painfully revealing true stories as Jack, ‘slightly quirky’ (Chortle.
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 …
Martin is 24 and works full-time in a Bristol post office.
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 Goldiloc…
Kat (face of a scullery maid), Jon (90s jawline), share an hour.
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.
Ireland’s brightest new comedy star from BBC’s Monumental makes his solo Fringe debut.
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.
Debut one-woman show.
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.
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.
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.
Spaced-out Jay Cowle delivers a deceptively sprawling show about being part of the universe.
Mawaan Rizwan and Seda Yildiz bring you 30 minutes each of stand-up and storytelling.
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 …
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.
Oxford Revue veteran and graduate of The Second City, Charles Booth returns to Edinburgh with a brand new one-man sketch show.
We Love Comedy is back at the Fringe for a full run.
Character comedy from YouTube sensation Damien Slash.
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 …
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 …
Bobby returns for 2014 after last year’s sell-out free festival shows.
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