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… 

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?’. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Jack Evans: Melancholy Poontang

Jack Evans: Melancholy Poontang

Jack Evans’ debut hour. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

Facial

Facial

Chris is a poet. 

Weird Stuff

Weird Stuff

Frank Foucault says and does things. 

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 a… 

Ken Do's Success for Losers

Ken Do's Success for Losers

You are the neander-fools and I am fire. 

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. 

Looking Out for Linda (The Remix)

Looking Out for Linda (The Remix)

Linda Larkin is the creation of comedian Sam Savage. 

Marc Jennings: Jentrification

Marc Jennings: Jentrification

Marc Jennings is one of Scotland’s best new comedians. 

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

Stephanie Laing is Chesney Hawkes’ number one fan. 

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 co… 

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. 

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-ha… 

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. 

Adam Vincent: Careless

Adam Vincent: Careless

‘A hugely promising stand up’ **** (Chortle. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Dis… 

Australia is F*cked

Australia is F*cked

Kieran Butler **** (Scotsman) returns with an updated version of his political comedy/satire. 

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. 

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… 

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 wear… 

Jo Burke: iScream

Jo Burke: iScream

Burke is back and this time it’s personal. 

Jo Burke: iScream

Jo Burke: iScream

Burke is back and this time it’s personal. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 collecti… 

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. 

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. 

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 thro… 

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. 

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. 

Chopping Chillies

Chopping Chillies

Like The Karate Kid but with food not fighting. 

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 … 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Surreal clown Brickhead takes you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound. 

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. 

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. 

Asp

Asp

Daniel wangs down the gauntlet. 

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. 

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. 

Luke Stephen: Peace, Love and Not Understanding

Luke Stephen: Peace, Love and Not Understanding

Love, life, and the Lord. 

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. 

Hell To Play

Hell To Play

Game show set in Hell, hosted by the Devil. 

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. 

Tamar Broadbent: Brave New Girl

Tamar Broadbent: Brave New Girl

Tamar may look like a life-size Polly Pocket. 

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. 

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. 

Peer Reviewed Poetry

Peer Reviewed Poetry

Since the beginning of scientific discovery, poets have written about science, and scientists have tried to write poetry. 

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. 

At Least 100 Jokes

At Least 100 Jokes

Join ‘winningly self-deprecating’ (Chortle. 

Some Like It Thea-Skot

Some Like It Thea-Skot

‘Comic monster’ (Chortle. 

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. 

Lost Property

Lost Property

Like the cat in the picture on the lamp post, Richard and Robin are lost. 

Private Harris

Private Harris

Writer on BBC’s Shooting Stars and Have I Got New For You. 

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 an… 

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. 

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. 

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, reali… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 horrib… 

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. 

Al Lubel: Al Lubel Free

Al Lubel: Al Lubel Free

‘Al has one of the best jokes I’ve ever heard’ (Jerry Seinfeld). 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs, The Undertaker, invites you into his chapel of unrest. 

KINGS!

KINGS!

KINGS! is the brand new sketch duo of Adam Blampied and Lydia King. 

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. 

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

A board game where Victor Slung, poacher, tries to kill every single rhino. 

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. 

Read All About It!

Read All About It!

Stand-up comic Ben Clover was a local newspaper reporter for six years. 

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 … 

Asp

Asp

Daniel wangs down the gauntlet. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Some Like It Thea-Skot

Some Like It Thea-Skot

‘Comic monster’ (Chortle. 

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. 

Chopping Chillies

Chopping Chillies

Like The Karate Kid but with food not fighting. 

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. 

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, … 

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!… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 … 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Hello. 

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. 

Amanabanana

Amanabanana

Weird, wonderful and moving. 

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 C… 

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. 

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. 

Simon Caine Presents Buddhism and Cats

Simon Caine Presents Buddhism and Cats

If you got your idea of adulthood from F. 

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 … 

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. 

Tamar Broadbent: Brave New Girl

Tamar Broadbent: Brave New Girl

Tamar may look like a life-size Polly Pocket. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 chemtrail… 

Derek Ryan: The Slaughterhouse Rules

Derek Ryan: The Slaughterhouse Rules

Dying is easy. 

Gabriel Ebulue: Armchair Anarchist

Gabriel Ebulue: Armchair Anarchist

Gabriel Ebulue is an anarchist, a self-proclaimed revolutionary. 

George Zach: Greek Tragedy

George Zach: Greek Tragedy

George is a Greek comedian living in the UK. 

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. 

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 … 

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Loves You Two

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Loves You Two

In one week, Brydie fell in love twice. 

Gabriel Ebulue: Armchair Anarchist

Gabriel Ebulue: Armchair Anarchist

Gabriel Ebulue is an anarchist, a self-proclaimed revolutionary. 

Nicky Wilkinson's Happy Hour

Nicky Wilkinson's Happy Hour

Join Nicky Wilkinson for an hour of stand-up, stories, prizes and party rings. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs – The Undertaker

Seymour Stiffs, The Undertaker, invites you into his chapel of unrest. 

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Brickhead: Yeah Yeah

Surreal clown Brickhead takes you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound. 

Expect the Unexporcupine

Expect the Unexporcupine

Picture a time in your life when you’ve laughed a lot – now double it. 

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. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

Sick, Bro!

Sick, Bro!

The debut Fringe show from one of Ireland’s fastest rising comedians. 

Karl Schultz: Matthew Kelly – Hypnagogia

Karl Schultz: Matthew Kelly – Hypnagogia

‘Seems to be the genius among the young ones. 

Luke Stephen: Peace, Love and Not Understanding

Luke Stephen: Peace, Love and Not Understanding

Love, life, and the Lord. 

BAGMAN

BAGMAN

Ever noticed how people look like their dogs? Well, the same goes for bags. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

What connects Monmouthshire, the efficacy of Lucozade, and leviathan-lunged pop princess Adele? Absolutely nothing. 

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelights of the Fringe

Trudelight knows the Fringe inside out. 

George Zach: Greek Tragedy

George Zach: Greek Tragedy

George is a Greek comedian living in the UK. 

Lost Property

Lost Property

Like the cat in the picture on the lamp post, Richard and Robin are lost. 

Totes Inappropes!

Totes Inappropes!

Three actresses are set to premier their play about Tinder. 

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

It has come to Stephanie’s attention that she is a very silly young woman. 

Micky Bartlett: Narcissilly

Micky Bartlett: Narcissilly

Micky Bartlett is back at the Edinburgh Festival with his new show Narcissilly. 

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. 

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. 

Joy is the Enemy of Progress

Joy is the Enemy of Progress

Are you happy? No, of course not. 

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 … 

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-… 

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. 

Late Night Dark Show

Late Night Dark Show

It’s the Late Night Dark Show - take that title as a hint. 

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. 

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 co… 

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. 

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 se… 

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. 

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 someho… 

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. 

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!). 

Laughdance: The Experiment

Laughdance: The Experiment

Three stand-up comedians, one dance crew; one ground-breaking new comedy experiment. 

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats On You

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats On You

Brydie Lee Kennedy is not short on life experience. 

Caroline Mabey: Chaos is a Friend of Mine

Caroline Mabey: Chaos is a Friend of Mine

Fringe favourite and ‘oddball genius’ (Chortle. 

Danny Buckler: Punch

Danny Buckler: Punch

Danny Buckler is incurably absorbed in the world of fantasy. 

AKA MissD

AKA MissD

Roughly halfway through her show, Miss D asks us- “So, has anyone else had Chemical Weapons training?”. 

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 … 

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. 

Darius Davies' HBÖ Special Uncensored

Darius Davies' HBÖ Special Uncensored

Davies is a dynamo and a wonder to behold on stage. 

Inspired By Mediocrity

Inspired By Mediocrity

Australian and former writing intern for David Letterman explores the mediocrity of perfection. 

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. 

A Robot Presents Comedy - Free

A Robot Presents Comedy - Free

The future. 

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 . 

Dan Cook and Gareth Cooper

Dan Cook and Gareth Cooper

An hour of comedy split between an idiot and a dork. 

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. 

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 … 

Almost Sean Brightman

Almost Sean Brightman

Almost. 

Diary Farmer

Diary Farmer

Martin is 24 and works full-time in a Bristol post office. 

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 Goldiloc… 

The Kat and Jon Appeal

The Kat and Jon Appeal

Kat (face of a scullery maid), Jon (90s jawline), share an hour. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Delicious and Dateless

Delicious and Dateless

Debut one-woman show. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

We The Chemicals

We The Chemicals

Spaced-out Jay Cowle delivers a deceptively sprawling show about being part of the universe. 

Yes

Yes

Mawaan Rizwan and Seda Yildiz bring you 30 minutes each of stand-up and storytelling. 

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 … 

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. 

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. 

We Love Comedy

We Love Comedy

We Love Comedy is back at the Fringe for a full run. 

Damien Slash: Forward Slash

Damien Slash: Forward Slash

Character comedy from YouTube sensation Damien Slash. 

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 … 

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 … 

Who Dares Grins Again 2014

Who Dares Grins Again 2014

Bobby returns for 2014 after last year’s sell-out free festival shows.