Zach Zimmerman: Started as a Bottom, Now I'm Here

Zach Zimmerman: Started as a Bottom, Now I'm Here

Queer NYC comedian Zach Zimmerman (The Second City, The New Yorker) attacks conservative Christian parents, contemporary gay culture, and hunts for a husband in this provocative and hilarious stand-up Fringe debut... 

#ChooseLaughs for Help Refugees

#ChooseLaughs for Help Refugees

An interactive night of comedy organised by activist collective Pink Protest to raise money for Help Refugees. A guaranteed wild night that will actually make you feel good about yourself this Fringe... 

Daisy Earl and Sukh Ojla

Daisy Earl and Sukh Ojla

An hour of stand-up featuring the talents of multi award-winning comedian Daisy Earl (Chortle Best Newcomer 2016, Scottish Comedian of the Year 2015) and BBC Asian Network comedy star Sukh Ojla... 

Whispers in the Cosmos

Whispers in the Cosmos

The show isn't entirely about space, although it takes place in space. As all shows do but rarely acknowledge it. Whispers in the Cosmos is probably an existentialist quest wearing a stand up comedy costume. 

Tales from the Fireside

Tales from the Fireside

Edinburgh’s infamous ghosts descend upon The Fireside venue to retell the gruesome stories from the past. Did I mention it’s a children’s show? But surprisingly enough, Tales from the Fireside presents these otherwise graphic and gory tales in a way that is appropriate, sometimes relatable but most importantly funny for all audiences - children and adults alike... 

The West Port Bloodbath

The West Port Bloodbath

Daft Jamie invites you to his genteel house of assignation to witness deplorable acts of prostitution and destitution in Victorian Edinburgh. Join a host of historical characters for a horrifying comedy spectacle unsuitable for everyone... 

Ella Jean

Ella Jean

Ella Jean is no stranger to fear. 23 years old and 4200 miles from home, she's using the Fringe to cross off the last few fears on her list. She moved to London at 18 to improvise songs to audiences... 

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

Hold onto your drinks, Paradise Palms' infamous late-night showcase of provocative performance, queer cabaret and abstract experimenta toasts itself by the Fireside. Hosted by Pollyanna and Shoot Your Shot plus a few more surprises! Raucous glittery carnage – so brace yourself... 

Neither: Identity Crisis!

Neither: Identity Crisis!

Being – what is it to be a me. For me is a being that be in a place. A confusion. A conundrum. A difficult lost face. What makes us an us. What makes me a me. What makes me exist... 

Smartphone Rehab

Smartphone Rehab

In this immersive theatre workshop, you and your phone will undertake a series of digital drills to reset your relationship with your device and hack out any digital dependency. By the end of it, you will never look at the world through your smartphone in the same way again. 

Love Like 90s R'n'B

Love Like 90s R'n'B

A rump-shaking stand-up comedy hour of phat beats, funky rhythms, ukulele and fun. Larissa grew up in the 90s and, just like any teenager, growing up had its difficulties – but it was OK because "mentors" like TLC helped her deal with the scrubs while Boyz II Men helped her at the end of the road... 

Naomi McDonald: Stardumb

Naomi McDonald: Stardumb

Impressionist Naomi McDonald smashes down the doors to celebs\' dressing rooms, grabs them by the scruff of the neck and body slams them onto the stage. Nigella Lawson defrosts meals in her bathtub, Melania Trump hits the bottle hard and Adele sings her heart out over a custard cream... 

Flattered

Flattered

Flattered addresses, honestly and frankly, the issue of public harassment towards women. Using people’s real experiences as stimuli for the creation of the work, the show strives to tell unrecounted stories that occur on a daily basis... 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz is the all-ages, all-action, all-improvised competitive comedy show you don’t want to miss! Two teams compete for your laughs with gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by audience suggestions... 

Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs

Britain, Let's Talk About the Golliwogs

***** (Scotsman, 2017). Let's chat about your race relations issue. Who better with than a Samoan/Welsh comedian from New Zealand? Focusing on Britain's unique history with the golliwog, it's all about addressing the mixed-race elephant in the room... 

Accidental Cougar

Accidental Cougar

Sometimes you don't choose the life, the life chooses you! In the wake of becoming unexpectedly single, and even more unexpectedly turning 50, a fierce and funny feminist finds out what it's like when your favourite joke becomes your reality! From break-ups to wake-ups (and make-up!), it's a fresh and funny look at dating later and ever after... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

Following more successful shows at festivals worldwide, the popular show returns with a revolving line-up of acts selected from the best comedians, cabaret acts, children's entertainers and street performers at the Fringe to entertain the entire family... 

Stand-Up Power Hour

Stand-Up Power Hour

The hottest free ticket in town. A selection of the best acts at the Edinburgh Fringe showcased in this hour of power. 

Vaudeville and Vice

Vaudeville and Vice

Swoon into the arms of the Roaring 20s with Vaudeville and Vice! Born in America, raised on the road – a classy coterie of dancing, singing circus swingers conjure an early-evening revue in the intimate Last Arch Theatre... 

Stand Up: Edinburgh

Stand Up: Edinburgh

Did you know that Edinburgh has a thriving comedy scene all year? Well now you do! Join Matt Duwell, as he presents the best of Edinburgh's comedy heroes and the pick of the scene's up-and-comers...