Rich Wilson (WIP)

Rich Wilson (WIP)

Rich Wilson is fast becoming one of the most in-demand comedians in the land with his award-winning shows, podcasts and radio shows. 

Mark Simmons

Mark Simmons

Mark Simmons (Mock The Week, Dave’s Top Jokes of the Fringe 2017 and 2019) has been busy with his podcast Jokes With Mark over the last 18 months, where he’s interviewed the likes … 

Spontaneous Potter: The Unofficial Improvised Parody

Spontaneous Potter: The Unofficial Improvised Parody

An entirely improvised wizarding comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. 

Tues Night @ Social Club

Tues Night @ Social Club

Nominated for Best Debut Show at Leicester Comedy Festival, 2020. 

Ryan Cullen, Kai Humphries and Gareth Waugh

Ryan Cullen, Kai Humphries and Gareth Waugh

Three powerhouse comedians (solo stars in their own right) join forces for a stunning hour of stand-up. 

Jen Ives: Peak Trans

Jen Ives: Peak Trans

As the public discourse on trans people becomes more toxic in the UK, comedian and trans woman Jen Ives is here to sort it all out, hun. 

Curse of The Fanny's

Curse of The Fanny's

Over 50, Scottish, female, free-form double act – Beware of imitations – These ladies are the real deal. 

Jack Docherty – Nothing But

Jack Docherty – Nothing But

Jack Docherty, the BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, and one of Scotland’s favourite comic performers, returns to the festival with a tender, playful, darkly c… 

Esther Manito: #NotAllMen

Esther Manito: #NotAllMen

Esther’s biographical show walks us through what adolescence was like in the 90s for this Arab Essex Girl and the images of masculinity she was exposed to. 

Fred MacAulay In Conversation

Fred MacAulay In Conversation

Fred MacAulay, one of Scotland’s best-loved stand-ups, is back with his live chat show. 

Glenn Wool: The Tiny Kings of Winter

Glenn Wool: The Tiny Kings of Winter

Glenn has burned his party lifestyle to the ground and from the ashes emerged a phoenix of personal responsibility that includes a wife, two kids and a nice little house in the cou… 

Shaparak Khorsandi: It Was the 90s! (WIP)

Shaparak Khorsandi: It Was the 90s! (WIP)

Ah, the 90s! The decade that Shaparak was in her twenties and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the school. 

Just These Please: No Worries If Not

Just These Please: No Worries If Not

Just These Please are back with 25 sketches and songs in 55 minutes. 

Jay Lafferty: Blether

Jay Lafferty: Blether

Jay switches off Zoom, changes out of her loungewear and prepares to say something more than ‘cheers, Amazon man’. 

Kevin Quantum: Eyes Open | Eyes Shut

Kevin Quantum: Eyes Open | Eyes Shut

From the Britain’s Got Talent 2020 semi-finalist, trained by Penn and Teller, Edinburgh Fringe sell-out. 

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

1894. 

Justin Moorhouse: Things

Justin Moorhouse: Things

Brand-new show from star of Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 cats, Celebrity Mastermind and regular on The News Quiz and Fighting Talk. 

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Join festival favourite Stephen K Amos as he chats with guests hand-picked from the worlds of theatre, comedy and music. 

Attenborough and His Animals

Attenborough and His Animals

The magic of David Attenborough live! A blue whale swims through the depths. 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

Warning: This show contains ninjas not magic. 

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers

The Giant Killers tells the true story of the first working-class men to compete in the FA Cup. 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Babyface Dynamite

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Babyface Dynamite

A new hour of stand-up from the biggest wee fanny in Scottish comedy. 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

‘Watching audiences tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around, don’t miss it’ (Daily Telegraph). 

Brodi Snook: Lover, Lover

Brodi Snook: Lover, Lover

Bolshie, self-serving bachelor girl and main character on the planet, Brodi Snook met and kissed a tall, hot, nice, hot, tall boy. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in between, Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique “Shakespeare” play inspired by… 

Jamie MacDonald: 2020 Vision

Jamie MacDonald: 2020 Vision

Attitudes towards disability have changed since Jamie’s school made him the first blind hurdler in Glasgow and – let’s face it – the world. 

The Kagools: Cirque du Kagool

The Kagools: Cirque du Kagool

Multi-award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools, return with their hit show. 

Scaredy Kat: Pussy Boy

Scaredy Kat: Pussy Boy

Cute! Sexy! Seriously unhinged! The baby queen of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has decided it’s time Edinburgh found out what it means to be a pussy boy. 

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Will you: a) Find the light switch? b) Go north? c) Explode in a shower of stinking guts? An in… 

Spontaneous Potter

Spontaneous Potter

An entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fan-fiction title. 

Patrick Monahan: Classy

Patrick Monahan: Classy

Born in Iran and raised in a Teeside caravan, Patrick reflects on life today in his mixed-class relationship. 

Tom Crosbie: Nerd Degree Burn

Tom Crosbie: Nerd Degree Burn

Somehow, Tom Crosbie, the nerd’s nerd, never actually got a degree. 

Michael Shafar: 50/50

Michael Shafar: 50/50

After surviving testicular cancer, one of Australia’s fastest-rising comedians Michael Shafar debuts with his critically acclaimed show 50/50 that is equal parts raw, honest and hi… 

Alice Fraser: Chronos

Alice Fraser: Chronos

Everything’s a matter of time, one way or another. 

Mandy Muden: Is Not the Invisible Woman

Mandy Muden: Is Not the Invisible Woman

As Mandy Muden inexplicably emerges from a tiny suitcase on stage, clad in a leopard print ensemble, she is anything but invisible. 

Testament of Yootha

Testament of Yootha

Those not lucky enough to have enjoyed the naff golden years and dubious social content of 1970s and 80s television may not immediately understand the appeal of a one-woman show ab… 

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Star of Live at the Apollo, Laura Lexx is a ‘bouncy, bubbly stand up star’ (Telegraph) shining a hilarious light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. 

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches (Extended Cut)

Three nights only! After a sell-out run in 2018 and a BBC One series of the same name, BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and star of Live at the Apollo, Luisa returns with her third smash-hi… 

Silent Disco Show

Silent Disco Show

Part show, part disco, all party! Electric live performances and three channels of music to choose from on your glowing headphones. 

Daz Black Live

Daz Black Live

Daz Black heads to the Fringe for the first time ever, off the back of his UK tour. 

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

Celebrating 32 years of the UK’s biggest and best comedy newcomer competition. 

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Showcase

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Showcase

From the management of Micky Flanagan, Mark Watson, Zoe Lyons, Gary Delaney and Hal Cruttenden, don’t miss the chance to see some of the hottest up-and-coming comedy acts of the mo… 

BC Camplight: Solo and In Conversation

BC Camplight: Solo and In Conversation

BC Camplight is the moniker of maverick songsmith Brian Christinzio. 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons packs out the Gilded Balloon with stand-up that raises the bar for Fringe comedy. 

The Examination

The Examination

Very few kind words have ever been said about the prison system in this or any other nation. 

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw: Deafinitely Baby

Ray Bradshaw made waves at last year's Fringe for performing stand-up in sign language and English at the same time, a gesture inspired by his own upbringing with deaf parents … 

Agatha Is Missing!

Agatha Is Missing!

At the outset, we are introduced to Miss Clarissa Marbles – a witty play on Christie’s Miss Jane Marple, a legend adored by a generation. 

The Lashes: Return of the Lash

The Lashes: Return of the Lash

The Lashes are three queens on the run from Gaylead. 

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

It’s hard to make a comedy about the murder of 45,000 women but Holly Morgan does just that, and then some. 

Steve Lamacq: Going Deaf for a Living

Steve Lamacq: Going Deaf for a Living

DJ and journalist Steve Lamacq celebrates 30+ years in the music industry with an intimate one-man show full of anecdotes and observations, clocked up over three decades of champio… 

Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off

Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off

Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare return to Edinburgh following their sell-out run last year. 

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to...

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide to...

Evolution premiered in 2009 and won a Scotsman Fringe First award: ‘Intelligent, informative, and hugely entertaining’ (Chortle. 

Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse

Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse

Tommy mixes a love of comic rebellion, the poetry of everyday speech and a deep grá for talking, with a refusal to be conscripted into a rational view of the world. 

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson: The Dark Room

John Robertson first premiered his maniacal game show The Dark Room back in 2012. 

A Very British Lesbian

A Very British Lesbian

Fiona Goodwin has written and performed this piece as the ultimate coming out story. 

Greg Proops: The Smartest Man in the World

Greg Proops: The Smartest Man in the World

See the Proopcast Live in hot Edinburgh. 

Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast

Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast

Following a five-year sell-out residency in London, Matt Forde (as seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, The Royal Variety Performance and Question Time) returns to Edinb… 

Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Fresh off becoming a household name through finishing third in this year's Britain's Got Talent, Ben Hart capitalises on his momentum by returning to the festival where he … 

Woke

Woke

Fringe First winner returns for six shows only. 

Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar (Preview)

Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar (Preview)

A preview of Wunderbar ahead of a UK and Ireland Tour.  

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Apphia Campbell’s solo show inspired by the life of Nina Simone. 

Insane In The Men Brain

Insane In The Men Brain

Award-winning comedian, ex-bus driver, young father and gay sauna worker Rich Wilson sits down with funny and interesting people to talk about men’s mental health. 

John Pendal: Monster

John Pendal: Monster

Known better for his kink-based comedy, John Pendal returns this year to the Fringe with a different angle to a similar style he employs, one that combines his witty sexual quips w… 

Sage Francis and B Dolan Are Epic Beard Men

Sage Francis and B Dolan Are Epic Beard Men

After a decade of sharing stages and crafting collaborations in the studio, real-life rap BFFs Sage Francis and B Dolan have finally caved to years of fan pressure to form an offic… 

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man

Apparently, Richard Stott got into comedy “for all the wrong reasons”; at least, that’s what the aforementioned Richard Stott says. 

Jew...ish

Jew...ish

Saul Boyer explodes on stage, a blast of energy and vigorous vocals, as he delights us with a punchy song about being a Jew. 

Grace Campbell: Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell: Why I'm Never Going Into Politics

Everyone is at the Gilded Balloon to catch a glimpse of Alistair Campbell’s daughter, and Grace by name - but not by nature - gives us everything we want and so much more. 

Soundtracks: Dance to the Movies!

Soundtracks: Dance to the Movies!

Soundtracks: Dance to the Movies! Soundtracks DJs will get you partying to the best movies ever. 

RENT

RENT

This revolutionary rock musical follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished bohemians struggling to survive and create in the East Village of 90s New York. 

Lucie Pohl's Immigrant Jam

Lucie Pohl's Immigrant Jam

German-born, NYC-raised comedian Lucie Pohl brings her NY Times Critic’s Pick show Immigrant Jam fresh off the streets of NYC to Edinburgh featuring the best immigrant stand-ups, s… 

Normaler Than Everyone

Normaler Than Everyone

It may be because of the stage productions and films which I saw growing up, but my innate and core expectation about musical theatre is that it tends to be on the big size, if not… 

Hughie

Hughie

Tucked away upstairs at The Gilded Balloon, nestling right at the heart of comedy central, is an absolute gem which is a must-see for any devotees of real theatre. 

Radio Active: The 40th Anniversary Show

Radio Active: The 40th Anniversary Show

Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope return to the Fringe to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary, award-winning radio comedy at th… 

The Nights by Henry Naylor

The Nights by Henry Naylor

Critically acclaimed playwright, Henry Naylor, is back at Gilded Balloon with another timely piece of theatre that packs a punch. 

Princess Party

Princess Party

Once upon a time, two princesses decided to leave LA and cross the ocean to visit a fairy tale land where dreams come true ⁠— Scotland. 

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

Mark Nelson struts on stage to banging Rammstein industrial metal, plunging headfirst into a heady rhetoric on Brexit. 

Jay Lafferty: Jammy

Jay Lafferty: Jammy

Jay Lafferty is a seasoned comic, and her offering of Jammy for this year’s Fringe is nothing short of a masterclass in her craft. 

Late'n'Live

Late'n'Live

The original, wildest and latest of the late-night comedy shows is back for its 33rd year, showcasing unadulterated comedy mayhem to tickle the fancy of every twisted night owl. 

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk

Laura Lexx is back with twice the energy and three times the sparkle, courting controversy with her own brand of comicality. 

Shattered

Shattered

This one woman show featuring Diana Varco sees her shape shift effortlessly into 35 different characters, as she narrates the journey of her self discovery through trauma. 

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Steinbeck’s famous novella captures and comments on the daily despair faced by the migrant workers in the Great Depression of the 1930’s, as they aimlessly drift from job to jo… 

Notflix: Originals

Notflix: Originals

Since their explosive debut a few years ago, Waiting For The Call Improv (WTFC) and their signature show, Notflix, have been tipped as rising stars. 

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

Lauren Booth: Accidentally Muslim

Journalist Lauren Booth’s first solo show, Accidentally Muslim, promises a journey from ‘Soho hedonism’ to a shocking revelation in a mosque. 

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero

Funbox: How to Be a Superhero

It’s time to pull on your spandex, dive into your capes and head up, up and away with Funbox! Join Gary, Kevin and Anya (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for some singalong sillines… 

Colonel Mustard and the Big Bad Wolf

Colonel Mustard and the Big Bad Wolf

Is the Big Bad Wolf really bad, or just misunderstood and trying to trigger his muddled memory? Could music or something else beginning with M be the answer? Its a mystery that wil… 

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

Maisie Adam: Hang Fire

On stage, six pieces of paper, fixed by clips, are suspended on a washing line. 

So You Think You're Funny? Semi-Finals

So You Think You're Funny? Semi-Finals

The UK’s biggest and best comedy newcomer competition is back for its 32nd year at the Fringe! After months of regional heats, come see the funniest of the hundreds of applicants a… 

Leo Kearse: Transgressive

Leo Kearse: Transgressive

Leo Kearse isn't, by his own admission, a 'woke' comedian. 

Rob Deering's Beat This

Rob Deering's Beat This

Were you to design a concept for a show that ticks all the boxes from your wildest fantasies, if any festival in the world could fulfil your wishes, it’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

Lucie Pohl: Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real

Lucie Pohl: Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Real

Lucie Pohl is an extremely talented performer; this is a statement I cannot stress enough. 

Akala – In Conversation – Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

Akala – In Conversation – Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

One of the most important voices in Britain, Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur. 

Neil Delamere: End of Watch

Neil Delamere: End of Watch

Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and The News Quiz, Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show. 

The Leeds Tealights: It's Not That Serious

The Leeds Tealights: It's Not That Serious

After their five-star run (TheWeeReview. 

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Join festival favourite Stephen K Amos as he chats with guests hand-picked from the worlds of theatre, comedy and music. 

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

A changing line-up featuring the best winners and contestants from the biggest and best comedy newcomer competition in its 32nd year! A great night of the funniest from the Fringe,… 

Josephine

Josephine

As the last notes of La Vie en Rose hang in the air, we jump to our feet to give our enthralling leading lady the standing ovation she so richly deserves. 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories VI

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories VI

Ghosts! Cobwebs! Wooooo noises! The original cult midnight comedy ghoststravaganza returns for a sixth year! Run while you can! Join Will Seaward (BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live), f… 

Funny in Real Life

Funny in Real Life

A stand-up comedian sees his world fall apart when his wife decides he can no longer mention her onstage. 

Frolic and Follies

Frolic and Follies

A contemporary twist on the phenomenon of the Ziegfeld Follies, serving up spectacular acts of cabaret, dance, comedy and more. 

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Spirit of the Fringe Award winners return! This is a string quartet that can really play. 

Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

Ahh, Russia! Home of words! Home of books and plays! Home of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Checkov, Brezhnev, Gogol! Russian literature is the finest in the world. 

The Pat Hobby Stories

The Pat Hobby Stories

F Scott Fitzgerald’s sparkling, waggish tales of 1939 Hollywood delightfully rendered by LA-born actor Paul Birchard. 

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Will you: A) Find light switch? B) Go north? C) Explode in a shower of stinking guts? An intera… 

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Last year’s smash hit show is back (and slightly updated) by popular demand. 

James Phelan: Troublemaker

James Phelan: Troublemaker

‘Extraordinary’ (Mirror). 

Lisa Richards presents Irish Comedians

Lisa Richards presents Irish Comedians

With 25 years of experience at the Fringe, the Lisa Richards agency is excited to showcase some of our new and established talent. 

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies… Kind of. 2019

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies… Kind of. 2019

‘Their versions of the Marvel films might even be better’ ****½ (fb. 

Jojo Sutherland: Riches to Rags

Jojo Sutherland: Riches to Rags

Jojo Sutherland grew up in a castle and has steadily worked her way down ever since. 

White Girls

White Girls

Two girls go on a journey. 

Lusty Mannequins: Uncommonwealth

Lusty Mannequins: Uncommonwealth

This ‘sure to sell out act’ (NOW Magazine) has four veteran performers with over 60 years combined comedy experience. 

Juliette Burton: Defined

Juliette Burton: Defined

Award-winning comedian Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally ill or hea… 

Brodi Snook: Handful

Brodi Snook: Handful

Rising Australian comedian and successful foot model (sells photos of her toes to foot perverts for cash) Brodi Snook was once told by a first date that she was a handful. 

Scott Gibson: White Noise

Scott Gibson: White Noise

Scott Gibson, Glasgow’s critically-acclaimed and award-winning son, returns to the Fringe with a brand new hour of darkly comedic storytelling. 

Esther Manito: Crusade

Esther Manito: Crusade

Has history taught us nothing? Crusades don’t work! So You Think You’re Funny finalist 2017 and co-author of Don’t Panic I’m Islamic brings you her debut hour. 

Just These Please: Suitable

Just These Please: Suitable

Just These Please are back with their brand new show Suitable. 

Eshaan Akbar: Infidel-ity

Eshaan Akbar: Infidel-ity

What does it take to be a man these days? After #MeToo, incel attacks and man buns, Eshaan Akbar explores masculinity and his relationship with men, women and himself. 

Richard Fry: O Starry Night

Richard Fry: O Starry Night

Following an epiphany in the Van Gogh Museum, Fry takes a twisted wander through art history. 

A Midsummer Night's DROLL

A Midsummer Night's DROLL

Award-winning Fringe favourites The Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and ridiculous reimagining; a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the 1640s, originally a… 

FootDarks

FootDarks

Half of young people in British prisons are BME (Black/Minority Ethnic). 

Eleanor's Story: Home is the Stranger

Eleanor's Story: Home is the Stranger

From the creator of the international sensation Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany comes the highly anticipated sequel, detailing life after war. 

The Big Gay StorySlam

The Big Gay StorySlam

The biggest, gayest set of tales the Fringe has ever heard comes out to play in this theatrical performance-meets-storytelling competition. 

JJ Whitehead: Five Times I Lied to Myself

JJ Whitehead: Five Times I Lied to Myself

Nobel Prize-winning comedian JJ Whitehead returns with a show about lying. 

Aidan Greene: Did I Stutter?

Aidan Greene: Did I Stutter?

Yes, I absolutely did stutter. 

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon

Georgie Morrell: Eyecon

Join award-nominated comedian and one-eyed legend Georgie Morrell as she explores disability and celebrity. 

Alice Fraser: Mythos

Alice Fraser: Mythos

Alice Fraser has been lying to herself. 

Rich Wilson: Death Becomes Him

Rich Wilson: Death Becomes Him

‘Woke, feminist, geezer’ (List). 

Keith Moon: The Real Me

Keith Moon: The Real Me

Exploding on stage with the turmoil and excitement of the wildest drummer in rock and roll, Mick Berry pierces Moon’s insane exterior to get inside the mind of this rock legend. 

MOTHER

MOTHER

Low-brow, high-camp sketch comedy duo MOTHER make their Fringe debut with an unapologetically hilarious hour of trashy treasure. 

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

Daliso Chaponda: Blah Blah Blacklist

Daliso shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent and has gone on to amass over 100 million YouTube views, write and star in his critically acclaimed Radio 4 show Citizen of Nowhere, and… 

Tom Crosbie: Nerd World Problems

Tom Crosbie: Nerd World Problems

Performing nerd Tom Crosbie may not have the answers to any global issues, but, for an hour, he transports you to his land of whimsy, where his concentrated nerdistry reduces life’… 

Tappuccino

Tappuccino

Brunch Bunch Theatre Company presents Tappuccino! A brand-new interactive, playful and joyous show that follows a tap-dancing coffee bean on her adventures across the world! From b… 

The Noise Next Door's Really Really Good Afternoon Show Through Time!

The Noise Next Door's Really Really Good Afternoon Show Through Time!

Join the quickest wits in comedy for a side-splitting, jaw-dropping, time-travelling adventure that’s fun for literally everyone. 

Alison Spittle: Mother of God

Alison Spittle: Mother of God

It’s 2001, the world has changed irreparably and somewhere in the middle of Ireland, a girl fights for the meaty role of Mary of Nazareth in the school nativity. 

Ryan Dalton: When Nature Calls

Ryan Dalton: When Nature Calls

Animals are better than people, right? Join Ryan on a hilarious journey to discover when his love for the natural world began. 

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

A twisted, gothic musical tale inspired by Tim Burton and the Brothers Grimm. 

Down with the Poetry King!

Down with the Poetry King!

Award-winning silliness and choose-your-own-adventure poems for the whole family as you work to transform your writing skills. 

Isma Almas: About a Buoy – Adventures in Adoption

Isma Almas: About a Buoy – Adventures in Adoption

Isma is British multiculturalism at its best. 

Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s)

Dilruk Jayasinha: Cheat Day(s)

Dilruk Jayasinha has quickly become one of Australia’s favourite comedians. 

AAA Stand-Up Late at Gilded Balloon

AAA Stand-Up Late at Gilded Balloon

Total sell-out 2010-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up. 

Andy Smart: 40 Years at the Edinburgh Fringe

Andy Smart: 40 Years at the Edinburgh Fringe

Andy has performed at 40 Edinburgh Festivals. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between, Impromptu Shakespeare brings you an entirely new and unique Shakespeare play inspired by a… 

Meddlin' Kids

Meddlin' Kids

Meddlin’ Kids, the beloved kids show about four mystery-solving teens and their infamous dog, has run for 26 seasons. 

Anguis

Anguis

Cleopatra’s death by asp is a common myth, largely scientifically disproven. 

Patrick Monahan: Started from the Bottom, Now l’m Here

Patrick Monahan: Started from the Bottom, Now l’m Here

Smart and funny observations on a new-found, middle-class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan roots. 

Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800

Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Demi Lardner (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude was suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale chara… 

Iain Dale: All Talk

Iain Dale: All Talk

Award-winning LBC radio presenter, CNN political commentator and For the Many podcast host brings his acclaimed, incisive insight on current affairs to the Fringe for the first tim… 

Sean Patton: Contradickhead

Sean Patton: Contradickhead

On the outside, Sean Patton is loud, pudgy, white and stubborn. 

Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg

Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg

Hail Ogg ‘n’ Ugg! Heroes! And ta so much for inventing the dog. 

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Konstantin Kisin, who made international headlines by refusing to sign a safe space contract for a university gig, offers an intelligent, uncompromising look at free speech and “wo… 

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Join young Jim Hawkins as he embarks onto the Hispaniola, setting sail across the salty seas with its crew of ruthless buccaneers in search of Captain Flint’s mysterious bounty. 

Woke

Woke

After a superb sold-out run in 2017, Apphia Campbell returned to this year's Edinburgh Fringe for one week only. 

Maisie Adam: Vague

Maisie Adam: Vague

18 months ago, Maisie decided to try stand-up comedy. 

Grace

Grace

Katie Reddin-Clancy’s solo show has the potential to be fantastic – with a delicious, sharply observed script that is slickly performed. 

Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off

Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off

Join comedian/impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy writer/producer Bill Dare from BBC Radio 4’s Dead Ringers for unscripted, spontaneous comedy and conversation as politi… 

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

Zoe Lyons delivers exactly what we have come to expect from her – an hour of fast paced observational humour that’s extremely relatable. 

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

Celebrating 31 years of the UK’s biggest and best comedy newcomer competition. 

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Bowjangles: Excalibow

Excalibow features a String quartet consisting of Mitch McGugan (first violin), Ollie Izod (violin), Bertie Anderson (viola), and Ezme Gaze ('cello) who are all talented musici… 

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Special

Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Special

CKP and InterTalent present: Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Special. 

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson

Sitting by Katherine Parkinson

Sitting, the debut play by comic actor Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans), explores the lives of three characters who are sitting for portraits. 

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

Join us for the second year of the new comedy competition celebrating all things sketch! The organiser’s behind the UK’s biggest comedy newcomer competition are on the hunt for the… 

Judah Friedlander: America... Still Number One

Judah Friedlander: America... Still Number One

Last year Judah’s 84-minute stand-up comedy performance film, America Is the Greatest Country In the United States, debuted on Netflix to rave reviews from across the globe. 

The Bean Counter

The Bean Counter

Competitions are serious business. 

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism

Last year’s sell-out show returns with a full refurb for 2018. 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

A humble deck of cards, a ninja (well, a likeable Kiwi), a lofty-heighted venue and audience participation, all added up to an hour well spent at the Gilded Balloon today. 

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

One in six people suffer from hearing loss. 

Just These, Please

Just These, Please

Just These, Please is a sketch troupe with promise and imagination. 

Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Ben Hart: The Nutshell

Ben Hart is concerned with the Butterfly Effect; the part of chaos theory that suggests a small event (such as the flapping of the wings of a butterfly) can have huge consequences … 

Harriet Dyer - Soo's a Prick

Harriet Dyer - Soo's a Prick

Ever wondered why Sooty never doth speaketh? Thought so. 

Sean Hughes: A Tribute

Sean Hughes: A Tribute

‘What the f*** do gardeners do when they retire?’ Sean Hughes 1965 - 2017. 

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

This comedy revue is billed as a ‘celebration of (and for) every body’, an admirable theme for our times when people of all genders, persuasions and body types are finding thei… 

Laura Lexx: Trying

Laura Lexx: Trying

Laura Lexx takes us on an emotional exploration thick with poignancy, and layered with humour. 

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton’s show, as brought to us in 2017, is framed by the chaos theory and concept that a small action can have major consequences at a later point. 

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

The UK’s number one Tommy Cooper tribute returns to the Fringe! Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. 

Proxy

Proxy

A one woman show, Proxy delves into the lives of mother and daughter Dee Dee and Gypsy, two women from the southern states of America. 

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Scott Gibson: Tales from the Battlefield

Since the beginning of time, comedians have plied their trade on the comedy battlefield. 

Fcuk'd

Fcuk'd

Eastlake Productions brings a new, fast-paced and gritty one-man show to the Fringe that takes a dark look at one teenager's attempt to delay the inevitable and find a better l… 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for 2018, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children’s entertainment. 

Esther Rantzen: That's Life!

Esther Rantzen: That's Life!

Broadcasting legend Dame Esther Rantzen and her daughter, journalist Rebecca Wilcox, discuss careers and family ties. 

Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey is a high-energy, ‘fuck the patriarchy’ exploration of everyday racism and sexism which promises to ‘tease and interrogate all your views’. 

Anya Anastasia: The Executioners

Anya Anastasia: The Executioners

Anya Anastasia explodes into the theatre to the ominous sounds of thunderstorms, as she live streams her ascension to the stage. 

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

Magic 8 Ball (My Life With Asperger's)

I'm sure that history will suggest otherwise but, after seeing George Steeves perform his one man show, I couldn't help but think that Stevie Wonder must have written his s… 

The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events

The Cambridge Impronauts: A Series of Improvable Events

The Cambridge impronauts return to the fringe festival with a new show that lovingly tributes Lemony Snicket's famous A Series of Unfortunate Events in a wonderfully absurd if … 

Games by Henry Naylor

Games by Henry Naylor

Multi-award winning playwright Henry Naylor returns to the fringe with a stunning two-hander set in Nazi Germany that is both incredibly poignant and unnervingly timely. 

Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast

Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast

Following five years of sell-out London shows, Matt Forde’s Political Party returns to Edinburgh for two live shows! Previous guests include: Tony Blair, Nigel Farage, Michael Port… 

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Every comedian has their set-list: jokes which are tried and true, presented in a timely fashion to showcase their best zingers, punchlines and their best dick joke. 

In for a Penny

In for a Penny

In For A Penny is Libby McArthur’s true-life tale of the unforeseen consequences of an unpaid parking ticket - how one person can fall foul of a system that sees only the facts a… 

The Miss Behave Gameshow

The Miss Behave Gameshow

Direct from Las Vegas and a cheeky smash-hit season at Sydney Opera House, Gameshow is back! 11 shows only! New games! New acts! New prizes! ‘Madness. 

Soul Nation Choir: All Fired Up

Soul Nation Choir: All Fired Up

Scotland’s own Soul Nation Rock Choir are back again with a sizzling hot show to lift you even higher and higher. 

Space Doctor

Space Doctor

This November happens to mark the 55th anniversary of the BBC broadcasting the first ever episode of Doctor Who, so it’s hardly surprising that several shows on this year’s Fringe … 

Cazeleon: The Movies in My Mind

Cazeleon: The Movies in My Mind

Cazeleon, the self-proclaimed ‘cabaret chameleon’ – resplendent in monochrome make-up and a jaunty red, wide-brimmed hat - opens her show with a pitch perfect rendition of … 

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons: ChiffChaff

Elf Lyons should be feeling pretty good right now. 

Janeane Garofalo: Put a Pin in That

Janeane Garofalo: Put a Pin in That

‘I’m not mad,’ Janeane Garofalo is keen to point out. 

Funbox at the Fringe Again

Funbox at the Fringe Again

After sell-out shows last year, Funbox are back! Don’t miss Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of The Singing Kettle) as they return to the Fringe for a fun-filled hour of family singa… 

So You Think You're Funny? Semi-Finals

So You Think You're Funny? Semi-Finals

The UK’s biggest and best comedy newcomer competition is back for its 31st year at the Fringe! After months of regional heats, come see the funniest of the hundreds of applicants a… 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Club Nights

Former PM and cabaret superstar Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is back. 

Sunday Service With Ola

Sunday Service With Ola

Sunday Service With Ola is a unique event experience that uses a church theme to bring you stand-up comedy, group discussion and music. 

Late'n'Live

Late'n'Live

The original, wildest and latest of the late-night comedy shows is back for its 32nd year, showcasing unadulterated comedy mayhem to tickle the fancy of every twisted night owl. 

Fall of Eagles

Fall of Eagles

Europe. 

Statements

Statements

Until relatively recently in Western society, children with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, or a wide range of neural and behavioural challenges, were either institutio… 

Werewolves

Werewolves

The village of Miller’s Hollow is haunted by werewolves. 

Mr McClelland's Damn Good Dance

Mr McClelland's Damn Good Dance

‘My favourite DJ on the planet. 

Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance

Neil Delamere: Controlled Substance

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC’s The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show. 

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Join festival favourite Stephen K Amos as he chats with guests hand-picked from the worlds of theatre, comedy and music. 

The Ladder

The Ladder

Starring husband and wife, Rob Rouse (Upstart Crow - BBC2, 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Channel 4) and Helen Rutter (Coronation Street - ITV, Playing with Fire - National Theatre) and based … 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories V

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories V

The legendary late-night, vampire-flavoured torch-wielding storytelling ghoststravaganza returns for a fifth year! Run while you can!! Join Edinburgh’s favourite spooky comedian … 

Daniel Connell: Mr Personality 1988

Daniel Connell: Mr Personality 1988

Award-nominated Australian stand-up Daniel Connell is quite possibly the most relaxed man in Australia. 

Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl

Ayesha Hazarika: Girl on Girl

The fight for feminism. 

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Greta’s brother, Kay, has been acting strange. 

Notflix

Notflix

Five-star, total sell-out show Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017 and Vaults 2017. 

Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy...!

Gareth Waugh: Oh Boy...!

Sequel to 2017’s smash-hit sell-out debut about honesty, this one’s all about the law of the playground, traveling companions from hell and accidentally fulfilling your teenage buc… 

Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs

Claire Sullivan: I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs

A madcap adventure through the wild mind of a young Australian absurdist. 

Rik Carranza presents: Star Trek vs Star Wars

Rik Carranza presents: Star Trek vs Star Wars

The hit show of 2016 and 2017 returns! The ultimate comedy panel show that boldly goes to a galaxy far far away. 

David Baddiel's AniMalcolm

David Baddiel's AniMalcolm

Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. 

Murray Hill: About to Break

Murray Hill: About to Break

A rip-roaring Edinburgh debut from a showbiz icon who lives to perform, and performs to live. 

Dominic Frisby's Financial Game Show

Dominic Frisby's Financial Game Show

Start your night with a big fat prize in your pocket! Dominic Frisby, the world’s only financial expert and comedian, is host and quizmaster in this classic game show full of fasci… 

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches

Luisa Omielan: Politics for Bitches

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyoncé Do?! and Am I Right Ladies?!) is back. 

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

Red Richardson: Seeing Red

Red Richardson delivers his debut hour of satirical, anecdotal comedy with bite. 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Superheroes

Sock! Pow! Wham! Earth’s funniest footwear are back with their 10th new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence. 

Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average

Jarred Christmas: Remarkably Average

Hey team! So, I had a DNA test and the results were very disappointing. 

Rosco McClelland: 29

Rosco McClelland: 29

Rosco McClelland explores the perils of getting older and embracing it, whilst attempting to cling to your ever declining youth. 

Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It's Hot

Eshaan Akbar: Prophet Like It's Hot

Following his sell-out run in 2017, Akbar returns armed with a copy of the Qur’An in hand. 

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

The self-confessed shameless northern joker is back. 

The Oxford Imps: Class of 2018

The Oxford Imps: Class of 2018

New year, new show! Having toured their comedic talents around the globe, Fringe veterans The Oxford Imps return to Edinburgh to bring you an exclusive, hour-long extravaganza of w… 

Agatha Is Missing!

Agatha Is Missing!

Agatha Christie is missing and ace detective, Miss Clarissa Marbles, needs your help in solving the crime. 

The Moa Show

The Moa Show

Three lonely men are magically transported to a mythical land through the charms of a Maori busker. 

Christian Finnegan: My Goodness

Christian Finnegan: My Goodness

Christian Finnegan is a stand-up comedian, exploring what it means to be a passable human being in 2018. 

Julia Sutherland: Exposed

Julia Sutherland: Exposed

In her alter ego as broadcaster, Julia has interviewed dozens of top comedians, digging deep into their psyches, and having them share intimate details from their lives. 

John Pendal: We Are Family

John Pendal: We Are Family

Storyteller and stand-up comedian John Pendal explores his family tree and discovers mutinies in the 1800s, arson in the 1900s and autism in the 2000s. 

Very Blue Peter

Very Blue Peter

1998. 

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Andrea Hubert: Holes of Joy

Life is a heavy blanket of sadness and if you want joy, you’ve got to poke some holes. 

The Travelling Sisters: Toupé

The Travelling Sisters: Toupé

Masterfully combining physical comedy, characters and original music, The Travelling Sisters are ‘insane geniuses of sketch comedy’ (GreatScott. 

Chemo Barbie

Chemo Barbie

In 2016, Heather Keller, a healthy young vegan runner, was diagnosed with breast cancer and her life changed forever. 

Kokoda

Kokoda

With the Japanese army rampaging through the South Pacific in 1942, the battle to save Australia is being fought along New Guinea’s infamous Kokoda track by a motley militia of poo… 

Jeremy Nicholas: After Dinner Stories from My Disastrous Broadcasting Career

Jeremy Nicholas: After Dinner Stories from My Disastrous Broadcasting Career

Sony Award-winning broadcaster Jeremy Nicholas brings his hilarious debut hour. 

Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times

Benet Brandreth: A Hero for Our Times

Join award-winning comedian Benet Brandreth for a comic tale of love, loss, redemption and ramekins. 

Damian Clark: Extra Show

Damian Clark: Extra Show

Strap in for rapid-fire jokes from the Aussie hurricane in this brand-new show. 

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

That Woman! Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

She won a King’s heart in the 40 year romance known around the world as The Love Story of the 20th century. 

Kevin Quantum: And for My Next Trick

Kevin Quantum: And for My Next Trick

Magician-scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum activates his silly side with comedy sketch-magic. 

AAA Stand-Up Late at Gilded Balloon

AAA Stand-Up Late at Gilded Balloon

Total sell-out 2010-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 

Eglantyne

Eglantyne

Vibrant, inspiring play about Eglantyne Jebb, the visionary, courageous, passionate, human rights pioneer and founder of Save the Children. 

Micky Bartlett: Crucifying Fergal

Micky Bartlett: Crucifying Fergal

Micky never got into trouble at school until one fateful day in 2002, and then he f*cking nailed it. 

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay's Karma Cafe

Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay's Karma Cafe

A truly astonishing and hilarious confessional story where the worlds of haute cuisine and high finance collide, bringing about a lucid moment in the life of someone who was lost a… 

The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala

The Edinburgh Fringe Magic Gala

Sell-out 2017. 

Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!

Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!

With a colourful history of never knowing when to shut up, Jay has managed to get herself into – and occasionally out of – more than a few tricky situations. 

Edd Hedges: For Eva, from Forever Ago

Edd Hedges: For Eva, from Forever Ago

In 1988 a teenager lost control of his car. 

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies. Kind of. 2018

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies. Kind of. 2018

Direct from a standing room only season at Edinburgh Fringe last year, and a critically acclaimed tour of Australia this, the world's premier nerd-culture double-act, The Just Us … 

Thomas Green: Doubting Thomas

Thomas Green: Doubting Thomas

Thomas Green returns with his new hour Doubting Thomas. 

Fred Cooke: Fredinburgh

Fred Cooke: Fredinburgh

Fredinburgh, through its rambunctious energy, shows us why Fred Cooke is ‘a born entertainer’ (Chortle. 

Chris Forbes: Prophecy

Chris Forbes: Prophecy

Chris Forbes, star of BBC hit comedy Scot Squad, returns to the Fringe to tell you the extraordinary tale of how he met a man who claimed to be the son of God. 

Benny

Benny

When Benny Hill died in April 1992, his body lay undiscovered in his flat for two days. 

Kai Humphries: Team Smug

Kai Humphries: Team Smug

Multi award-winning Geordie comedian premieres his hilarious new show about celebrating life and the true value of having pride in oneself. 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Home Sweet Home

The debut hour from the future of Scottish stand-up. 

Finding Peter

Finding Peter

If there were one girl in the world who could tell you exactly what Neverland was like, it would be Wendy Darling. 

Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life

Matt Price: Last Night a Weegie Saved My Life

Friendly Cornish giant Matt Price was going out with a woman. 

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s best-selling memoir of her youth, adapted for the stage and performed by her granddaughter Ingrid. 

Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

Gráinne Maguire: I Forgive You; Please Like Me

What do I need to do to make you like me? Just tell me so we can all just relax. 

Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet

Roman Fraden: Back in the Closet

American figure skating champion turned comedian Roman Fraden invites you to take a cosmic journey Back in the Closet – his uproarious personal odyssey through motel rooms with T… 

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really, Good Afternoon Show (At Sea!)

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really, Good Afternoon Show (At Sea!)

The 10-time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an epic new show for just about everyone. 

David Correos: The Correos Effect

David Correos: The Correos Effect

New Zealand’s David Correos has blown away audiences from Auckland to Adelaide, now he returns to Edinburgh with his debut solo show. 

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

The Dark Room (For Kids!)

You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Pick options off the screen in this fun, fear-filled interactive adventure. 

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon

President Trump returns for a third season at his ‘summer White House’ after two sell-out years (and a most relaxing golfing holiday at Adelaide Fringe). 

Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats

Grant Busé: The Birds and the Beats

We need to talk about ‘the talk’. 

Patrick Monahan: #Goals

Patrick Monahan: #Goals

Multi award-winning comedian and Fringe favourite, returns with another brand new stand-up show, #Goals. 

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess

Alison got her own TV show in Ireland. 

Dear Home Office :Still Pending

Dear Home Office :Still Pending

Amidst the large amount of political theatre at the Fringe, Dear Home Office: Still Pending sticks out. 

Alex Williamson: Make the World a Banter Place

Alex Williamson: Make the World a Banter Place

He may not be everyone’s cuppa tea but ‘overwhelmingly politically incorrect’ (WhatsGood. 

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill provides the jokes. 

The Ballad of Paragon Station

The Ballad of Paragon Station

Theatre is always at its most powerful when you feel truly transported into someone else’s reality. 

Borders by Henry Naylor

Borders by Henry Naylor

Henry Naylor’s new play Borders reminds us not to close ourselves off from the plight of Syrian refugees, though it has fizzled out of our daily news. 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IV

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IV

There has never been a more perfect match for the phrase ‘larger than life’ than Will Seaward. 

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Gilded Balloon’s annual comedy competition, So You Think You’re Funny. 

Gareth Waugh: Honestly?

Gareth Waugh: Honestly?

One comic, two microphones. 

Dylan Moran – Work in Progress (Grumbling)

Dylan Moran – Work in Progress (Grumbling)

A brand new Work in Progress show from Dylan Moran. 

Notflix

Notflix

In a Fringe riddled with long-form improvisation – especially musicals – this is one of the stand-outs. 

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

Chris Forbes: Unquiet Mind

‘This is not an insultive show’, says the amiable and bearded Forbes, relaxing us into a state of lethargy. 

Tommy Tiernan: Under the Influence

Tommy Tiernan: Under the Influence

‘This isn’t a platform for sincerity,’ says Tommy Tiernan towards the top of the show. 

Zoe Coombs Marr: Trigger Warning

Zoe Coombs Marr: Trigger Warning

Comedians regularly perpetuate the idea that they sacrifice part of themselves for their art. 

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Once again, Set List: Stand Up Without a Net returns to the Fringe at Gilded Balloon Teviot, just as loud and energetic as in previous years and with just as much potential for cat… 

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Following total sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, award-winning comedian Juliette Burton investigates the power of kindness in a brand new docu-comedy. 

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon

Trumpageddon has a strong premise – a facile Q and A with the man of the hour. 

Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell

Tiff Stevenson: Bombshell

Tiff Stevenson starts out with the ‘menstrual stuff’, and immediately challenges a male punter’s appreciation thereof. 

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The Noise Next Door’s Really, Really Good Afternoon Show is what it says on the ticket. 

Double Denim

Double Denim

Double Denim haven’t made their fringe debut easy for themselves, starting their show at nearly midnight and performing in perhaps the ugliest room in any of the major venues. 

Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World

Greg Proops is the Smartest Man in the World

Superfans of Greg Proops will enjoy the intimate feel of being in the room at the time of his Podcast live recording. 

Woke

Woke

Woke is a searingly powerful and important one-woman performance about racism in the United States. 

Big Fringe Magic Gala

Big Fringe Magic Gala

Edinburgh Fringe’s biggest and best mixed bill magic night! The best illusion, magic and cabaret acts from the Fringe have assembled for one night only at Gilded Balloon’s biggest … 

Siblings

Siblings

The art of the comedic double act is a difficult one and its success largely based on chemistry between the two performers. 

Michael Redmond: I Wrote a Joke in 1987

Michael Redmond: I Wrote a Joke in 1987

Michael Redmond did indeed write a joke in 1987, a good one that still gets a laugh today. 

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

From Live at the Apollo and Radio 5’s Fighting Talk. 

Notflix

Notflix

Five-star, total sell-out show, 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and Vaults Festival, 2017. 

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

From Live at the Apollo and Radio 5’s Fighting Talk. 

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Just the Two at Six

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden: Just the Two at Six

In terms of comic legends, and certainly in terms of comic writing, the name of Barry Cryer is right up there. 

Adam Kay – Fingering A Minor on the Piano

Adam Kay – Fingering A Minor on the Piano

Adam Kay used to be a doctor and he wants to tell us all about it. 

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg: DIY Chef

George Egg is a hybrid chef and comedian. 

The Patrick Monahan Game Show

The Patrick Monahan Game Show

Audience favourite Patrick Monahan brings his high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material to his brand-new Game Show! 

Sean Hughes's Blank Book

Sean Hughes's Blank Book

Improvised comedy is always a high stakes game. 

Matt Richardson: Slash

Matt Richardson: Slash

Matt Richardson is a firecracker. 

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

Improvisation and a cappella groups are two a penny at the Fringe, and it can be difficult to find a unique format with which to entertain the crowds. 

Lauren Bok: Is That a Burrito in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy You Have a Burrito

Lauren Bok: Is That a Burrito in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy You Have a Burrito

Australian comic Lauren Bok has a joke toward the beginning of her show about Australia being a country stuck a few years in the past; what she doesn’t achieve in her hour-long s… 

Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast

Matt Forde's Political Party Podcast

Following four years of sell-out London shows, Matt Forde’s political interview returns to Edinburgh for one show only with special guest, Alistair Darling. 

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

So You Think You're Funny? Sketch

A brand-new string to the biggest and best comedy newcomer competition in its 30th anniversary year! To celebrate 30 years of nurturing and developing new comic talent – we’re on… 

Aunty Donna: Big Boys

Aunty Donna: Big Boys

This is Aunty Donna’s fourth Edinburgh Fringe, they have a huge following and return as popular as ever. 

Puppetry of the Penis

Puppetry of the Penis

Puppetry of the Penis has now played to most of the Western world, having played in over 35 countries and performed in six languages. 

Liam Withnail: True Defective

Liam Withnail: True Defective

A comedy show about drinking, and what happens when you stop. 

Comedians Bullseye

Comedians Bullseye

Do you like the darts? Do you like comedians? What about quizzes? You do!? well come to this. 

Soul Nation Choir – Closer to the Heat

Soul Nation Choir – Closer to the Heat

Following the sell-out success of last year’s Choir on Fire, Soul Nation are ready to take it to the next level – lifting it higher and higher. 

Stimela: The Musical

Stimela: The Musical

A celebration of song and dance, this is an international phenomenon that has swept across the globe like a tidal wave of soaring voices and stomping feet. 

The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

Following sell-out shows in London’s West End and at Fringe 2016, award-winning musical comedian Adam Kay presents his take on the legendary songbook of Tom Lehrer. 

The Oxford Imps: Improvised Comedy

The Oxford Imps: Improvised Comedy

The Oxford Imps open with a voice-over introducing them as ‘world famous wits of England’ and other slightly odd hyperboles. 

Vir Das: The Boarding Das World Tour

Vir Das: The Boarding Das World Tour

Rapidly growing to international stardom after sell out shows in the USA and worldwide, Vir Das embarks on his first ever UK tour alongside the release of his first Netflix comedy … 

Best of... So You Think You're Funny?

Best of... So You Think You're Funny?

A changing line-up featuring the best winners and contestants from the biggest and best comedy newcomer competition in its 30th anniversary year! A great night of the funniest from… 

2 Become 1

2 Become 1

2 Become 1 is a standard Jukebox Musical. 

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will and Tasty Mint

‘Punch the air to character comedy. 

Bec Hill: Out of Order

Bec Hill: Out of Order

To a comedian, the structure of their Fringe hour is often held too preciously. 

Cambridge Impronauts: Improv Actually

Cambridge Impronauts: Improv Actually

The Cambridge Impronauts return to the fringe with a long form improvised show that is a hot mess from shaky start to hilariously absurd finish. 

Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine in Race Off

Brendon Burns and Craig Quartermaine in Race Off

Burns and Quartermaine are the yin and yang of righteous anger. 

Jagged Little Singalong

Jagged Little Singalong

It’s the Alanis Morrissette tribute show you never knew you needed. 

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Kids Do Forth on the Fringe

Returning for a fifth year, Kids Do Forth on the Fringe presents some of the best names in children’s entertainment. Hosted by Bec Hill, full line up at forthone.com 

Ben Hart: Belief?

Ben Hart: Belief?

Ben Hart opens his hour-long show with a simple but beautiful magic trick that has a playful story attached. 

My Dad Wrote a Porno: Live

My Dad Wrote a Porno: Live

The team behind the hilarious smash hit podcast are coming to Edinburgh for two live shows. 

Reduced Shakespeare Company – William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

Reduced Shakespeare Company – William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

The alternative RSC’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s works might more succinctly be titled Shakespeare: The Pantomime. 

Kaitlyn Rogers: Can I Get an Amen?!

Kaitlyn Rogers: Can I Get an Amen?!

Can I get an Amen?! Is the subtitle of Aussie Comic Kaitlyn Rogers’ show and I do feel like yelling ‘Amen’ by the end of the show, because I’d been praying for it to be over. 

Kai Humphries: Punch-Drunk

Kai Humphries: Punch-Drunk

Kai Humphries delivers in style a Fringe spectacle with amusing stories of his hometown Blyth and of his life which led him into the world of comedy, aided a poignant slideshow. 

Kid/Dub

Kid/Dub

Kid/Dub is the all-new, official kid’s version of the Fringe smash, Hot Dub Time Machine. 

Gareth Waugh: Honestly?

Gareth Waugh: Honestly?

Gareth Waugh has structured his solid solo stand-up show around an admittedly less solid concept. 

Gráinne Maguire: Gráinne with a Fada

Gráinne Maguire: Gráinne with a Fada

Gráinne Maguire’s stand-up hour, Gráinne with a Fada centres on the comic’s own identity. 

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Jan Ravens: Difficult Woman

Given the way that Jan Ravens effortlessly reels off her startling array of impressions it begs the question why it has taken so long for her to branch out on her own. 

Deadpan Theatre: Third Wheel

Deadpan Theatre: Third Wheel

Following the untimely death of their friend Dylan, Polly and Eve are fulfilling his final wishes by travelling around the UK with his ashes in a Wizard Of Oz lunchbox. 

From Dust

From Dust

The latest production from Lion House Theatre is a visually pleasing experience, executed with dexterity and grace by a cast of three. 

Scott Agnew: Spunk on Our Lady's Face

Scott Agnew: Spunk on Our Lady's Face

Burly Glaswegian stand-up Scott Agnew has for many years joked about “blow-job knee”—wear and tear arising from too much time on his knees providing oral sex. 

Funbox at the Fringe

Funbox at the Fringe

Funbox at the Fringe! Join Gary, Anya and Kevin (the former stars of The Singing Kettle) for songs and silliness that all the family can enjoy! The Funbox has everything you need i… 

Scott Gibson: Like Father Like Son

Scott Gibson: Like Father Like Son

The winner of the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer is back with an honest and frank insight into the men who have influenced and impacted his life. 

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Mark Nelson is an old-fashioned stand-up: disarmingly likeable, astoundingly at ease, a master of audience interaction. 

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw: Deaf Comedy Fam

Ray Bradshaw boasts of being the first comic ever to have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in both English and British Sign Language, and after seeing this hour show it’s a cala… 

Mark Forward Wins All the Awards

Mark Forward Wins All the Awards

Single father Mark Forward has decided the time has come for him to be appreciated as a comedian. 

Late'n'Live

Late'n'Live

‘Still the best late night show on the Fringe’ (Scotsman) is back for its 31st year! Different shows every night, but always the same recipe: one hilarious compere, four amazing ac… 

Tom Houghton: Class Half Empty

Tom Houghton: Class Half Empty

There are many indicators of class membership in British society, but if you have lost count of how many times you’ve been in the same room as the Queen, then it’s a safe bet t… 

Micky Bartlett: Typical

Micky Bartlett: Typical

Belfast comic Micky Bartlett is here to deliver a message. 

Tomás Ford: Crap Music Rave Party

Tomás Ford: Crap Music Rave Party

Grab your mates and hit the dance floor with hyperactive Australian party machine Tomás Ford for the Fringe’s most ridiculous party. 

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Join festival favourite Stephen K Amos as he chats with guests hand-picked from the worlds of theatre, comedy and music. 

Pussy Play Masterclass

Pussy Play Masterclass

Ever made a pussy out of plasticine? Now is the time to get down and dirty with our vulvas and the crowds are hungry for it. 

Balloonatics

Balloonatics

Please note: This show has been moved to a 10:30 timeslot. 

Tim and Gendle's Famous First Words

Tim and Gendle's Famous First Words

Ever wondered what would happen if karaoke had consequences? If Stars in Their Eyes involved real glory in front of a baying, boozed-up Gladiator-style crowd? Well wonder no more, … 

Andy Daly: Monsters Take Your Questions

Andy Daly: Monsters Take Your Questions

Fresh off the series finale of his critically acclaimed American comedy series, Review, Andy Daly (also seen on such shows as Eastbound & Down, The Office and Silicon Valley) makes… 

James Adomian: Lacking in Character

James Adomian: Lacking in Character

Take a trip into the mind of James Adomian, where his many celebrated characters and impressions vie with his real voice as he explores the twin nightmares of politics and pop cult… 

A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light

A Sudden Burst of Blinding Light

‘I can make. 

Joe Hart: Alpha, Beta, Gamer

Joe Hart: Alpha, Beta, Gamer

New interactive video game show from Joe Hart (SYTYF? Finalist and Tickled Pig Winner)! Nerd out, level up and just maybe live to respawn another day. 

Shazia Mirza: With Love from St Tropez

Shazia Mirza: With Love from St Tropez

Following her critically acclaimed 2016 sell-out international tour, The Kardashians Made Me Do It, Shazia’s new show is about lies, lies and more lies; the truth is so 1980s. 

Robert White: InstruMENTAL

Robert White: InstruMENTAL

Malcolm Hardee Award-winning, gay, autistic comedian adopts a new stance. 

James & Jamesy: 2 for Tea

James & Jamesy: 2 for Tea

Canadian Comedy Award winners, 16-time Best of Fest winners and 3-time London Impresario Award winners. 

Josh Glanc: Manfül

Josh Glanc: Manfül

Winner: Best Comedy Perth Fringe World 2017. 

Tom Stade: I Swear

Tom Stade: I Swear

Canadian tour de force returns with a new show: prepare for another epic blast of Tom Stade! Carefree and enlightened; no subject is taboo. 

Frenchy Unleashed

Frenchy Unleashed

He may look like Big Bird after a buzz-cut, but Frenchy’s no Muppet! Actor, rapper, Tinderer – Frenchy can do it all but his live show is where he really unleashes his anarchic w… 

Nick Cope's Family Song Book

Nick Cope's Family Song Book

‘Nick Cope is the indie-surrealist kids’ entertainer Robyn Hitchcock and Syd Barrett, foolishly distracted by cult status, never were. 

Balloonatics

Balloonatics

Please note: This show has been moved to a 10:30 timeslot. 

Oskar's Amazing Adventure

Oskar's Amazing Adventure

Desperate for some fun, Oskar leaves the snowbound, little house on top of the mountain to find a friendly animal to play with. 

Kevin Quantum: Anti-Gravity

Kevin Quantum: Anti-Gravity

Following award-winning sell-out performances in Edinburgh and Adelaide, Kevin returns with a brand-new show. 

Pub Quiz for Kids With Patrick Monahan

Pub Quiz for Kids With Patrick Monahan

The fantastically fun family quiz hosted by one of the UK’s favourite stand-ups is back after last year’s triumphant silliness and mayhem. 

Funny Women Fest

Funny Women Fest

Funny Women takes over your lunch hour with a feast of comedy, interviews and highlights from the very best of the Fringe. 

F*cking Men

F*cking Men

Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro’s play reimagines La Ronde in today’s gay scene. 

Four Go Off On One! A Jolly Good Romp Through Childhood

Four Go Off On One! A Jolly Good Romp Through Childhood

This ‘highly energetic laugh-a-minute show’ (TheTab. 

Alex Williamson: Make the World a Banter Place

Alex Williamson: Make the World a Banter Place

He may not be everyone’s cuppa tea but ‘overwhelmingly politically incorrect’ (WhatsGood. 

Eshaan Akbar: Not for Prophet

Eshaan Akbar: Not for Prophet

The debut Fringe show from Piccadilly Comedian of the Year 2016. 

Scott Gibson: Like Father Like Son

Scott Gibson: Like Father Like Son

The winner of the 2016 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer is back with an honest and frank insight into the men who have influenced and impacted his life. 

Tomás Ford: Craptacular

Tomás Ford: Craptacular

International cabaret sex god Tomás Ford (Crap Music Rave Party) reaches for international stardom with his biggest, dumbest pop extravaganza yet. 

Alice Fraser: Empire

Alice Fraser: Empire

Following sold-out seasons and rave reviews, Australia’s Alice Fraser is back with a fresh hour of unpredictably meaningful, occasionally silly, narratively unorthodox art-comedy… 

Gillian Cosgriff: To the Moon and Back

Gillian Cosgriff: To the Moon and Back

Gillian has concerns about the future. 

Thünderbards: 4nd

Thünderbards: 4nd

Critically acclaimed sketch duo Thünderbards return to Edinburgh with their 4nd hour of gag laden comedy, filled with their trademark off-beat jokes, fast paced sketches and overw… 

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

Loyiso Gola: Unlearning

Two-time Emmy nominated and Comics’ Choice Award winning Loyiso Gola is one of South Africa’s most loved comedians for a reason. 

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Izzy's Manifestos

Big Bite-Size Lunch Hour: Izzy's Manifestos

It’s time to think outside the box, go crazy, go skydiving or just go to a different pub this Friday. 

Elliot Steel: Near Life Experience

Elliot Steel: Near Life Experience

Conspiracy theorist and slacker Elliot Steel has grown up a lot in the last year. 

Bernie Keith: Life Without Sat Nav

Bernie Keith: Life Without Sat Nav

Following his sell-out shows in theatres in the UK, comedian and award-winning broadcaster Bernie Keith makes his hilarious Edinburgh debut. 

Edd Hedges: Wonderland

Edd Hedges: Wonderland

Hello. 

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect

Following total sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016, award-winning comedian Juliette Burton investigates the power of kindness in a brand new docu-comedy. 

Jonny Pelham: Just Shout Louder

Jonny Pelham: Just Shout Louder

As seen on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Live from the BBC. 

Three Half Pints Present The Three Musketeers

Three Half Pints Present The Three Musketeers

CBeebies’ favourites (Justin’s House, Spot Bots) swashbuckle their way through a hilarious, new adventure of chivalry, swordplay and slips. 

Card Ninja

Card Ninja

Warning: this show contains ninjas, not magic. 

Frank Carson: If I Didn't Laugh, I'd Cry

Frank Carson: If I Didn't Laugh, I'd Cry

Mike McCabe (who worked with rapid-fire gagster Frank Carson in the 1980s and 1990s) reveals the man behind the mask – memories of the legend who (according to Chris Tarrant) nev… 

Notflix

Notflix

Waiting for the Call: The Improvised Musical’s Notflix has to be one of the best improv shows I have seen at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. 

Wank Bank Masterclass

Wank Bank Masterclass

The Aussies have a certain way with words and in the case Adam Seymour with his hands also. 

Oliver Reed: Wild Thing

Oliver Reed: Wild Thing

When Richard Burton appeared on the Dick Cavett show in 1980, the host would later describe the actor as “already a beautiful ruin. 

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

Beach Comet have secured themselves as masters of a B-movie musical genre, inviting guests aboard a doomed cruise liner for a riotous hour of exaggerated figures and fantastically … 

A Plague of Idiots

A Plague of Idiots

Utterly stupid and equally brilliant, A Plague of Idiots is the ultimate feast of physical comedy for your inner child. 

Colin Hay: Get Rid of the Minstrel

Colin Hay: Get Rid of the Minstrel

Most will only know Colin Hay from his time as the frontman for Men at Work and appearing in an episode of Scrubs. 

Rob Deering's Beat This

Rob Deering's Beat This

The live music-based game show and late-night Fringe favourite from ‘brilliant musical comedian’ (Time Out) Rob Deering returns. 

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

So You Think You're Funny? Grand Final

Welcome to the final of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious comedy newcomers’ competition. 

Dial Medicine for Murder

Dial Medicine for Murder

This is the story and juxtaposition of the two most notorious British physicians of the 20th century, Dr Harold Shipman and Dr John Bodkin Adams. 

Mark Nelson: Smiley Face

Mark Nelson: Smiley Face

Mark Nelson is a down-to-earth guy. 

Micky Bartlett: Blissfully Ignorant

Micky Bartlett: Blissfully Ignorant

Micky Bartlett: Blissfully Ignorant is fast-paced and ill-mannered comedy which successfully integrates an abundance of crudity into an intelligent set. 

Jimmy McGhie: Apologia

Jimmy McGhie: Apologia

Jimmy McGhie is a sensational comic. 

The Sitcom Trials: So You Think You Write Funny?

The Sitcom Trials: So You Think You Write Funny?

The competition to find the best new situation comedy writers and performers the country has to offer. 

Kai Humphries: In Full Colour

Kai Humphries: In Full Colour

In this hour-long set, Kai Humphries manages to deliver some fantastically hard-hitting comedy – truly the stuff of (as he’d probably call himself) a ‘legend’. 

Can I Stop You There?

Can I Stop You There?

Comperes should never interrupt comedians: Jo Caulfield (Mock the Week) and Stuart Murphy (award-winning MC) disagree! What happens when the MC stops the comedian, starts a convers… 

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

George Egg: Anarchist Cook

One man. 

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden

Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden

The Fringe’s favourite duo are back for just two shows! With a combined age of more than twice that of One Direction they sing of Nicola Sturgeon, killer stairlifts, mobile phone s… 

Scott Gibson: Life After Death

Scott Gibson: Life After Death

This is Scott Gibson’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut, and he is fantastic. 

Class Clowns

Class Clowns

The only comedy newcomer competition for high school students at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Pioneered by Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Class Clowns lands on Scottish… 

Aunty Donna: New Show

Aunty Donna: New Show

This Australian trio packs a punch as they whirl through an hour of weird, wacky and utterly hilarious sketch comedy like nothing else you will see at the Fringe. 

Hess

Hess

Michael Burrell’s award-winning one-man show Hess tells the story of its namesake Rudolf Hess, Deputy Führer of the Third Reich. 

The Oxford Imps: Hyperdrive

The Oxford Imps: Hyperdrive

The Oxford Imps’ technologically-heavy Fringe show, Hyperdrive, perform a mixture of long and short form improvisation, using technology as stimulus. 

Journeys

Journeys

A Spaniard, a Frenchman, an Englishwoman and an Italian get on a train and treat us to a series of energetic and amusing clowning sketches that weave together the stories of the in… 

The Guilty Feminist With Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

The Guilty Feminist With Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White

Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White treat us to a triumphant Edinburgh run of their wildly successful podcast, and it’s as joyful, empowering and utterly hilarious as ever. 

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Devised from the diaries of Fredrick Treves, Fringe Management and Canny Creatures Scotland present The Elephant Man. 

Storyteller, Storyteller

Storyteller, Storyteller

Story Pocket Theatre’s Storyteller, Storyteller pits two storytellers against each other in an epic battle of clowning, miming and slapstick comedy. 

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

As the Melbourne Ska Orchestra marched their way down the middle aisle of the theatre, carrying and playing their instruments and shouting through a megaphone, I knew I was in for … 

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Stephen K Amos Talk Show

Sitting into a dark room, crammed with many other eagerly awaiting strangers, Stephen K Amos enters, his booming voice announcing his talk show and diving into some sarcasm-laced m… 

The Clinic: An Afternoon of Serious Stand-Up

The Clinic: An Afternoon of Serious Stand-Up

Universal Comedy is a Scottish charity that changes lives through comedy. 

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

From Live at the Apollo and Radio 5’s Fighting Talk. 

Mule

Mule

Drug-smuggling. 

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Shakespeare

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets Do Shakespeare

Possibly the most ridiculous show at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets are in their ninth year and were greeted with a sell-out audience. 

Gillian Cosgriff: This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Gillian Cosgriff: This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Gillian Cosgriff is an absolute sweetheart with the pipes of a jazz singer and a wicked sense of humour to match. 

Darren Connell: Trolleywood

Darren Connell: Trolleywood

Darren Connell’s hilarious personal stories and jokes seem undoubtedly real and completely laughable. 

Alice

Alice

Fresh out of a critically-acclaimed run in Cambridge, a highly talented troupe of student dancers and performers bring you a contemporary circus interpretation of the family classi… 

Alistair McGowan: 12th Impressions

Alistair McGowan: 12th Impressions

One of Britain’s most celebrated impressionists (The Big Impression, Live at the Apollo, Tonight at the Palladium) returns to Edinburgh for a twelfth year, with an hour of unfeas… 

Ayesha Hazarika: Tales from the Pink Bus

Ayesha Hazarika: Tales from the Pink Bus

Ayesha Hazarika spent eight years as political adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. 

Animal (Are You a Proper Person?)

Animal (Are You a Proper Person?)

Animal (Are you a proper person?) is a show about learning who you are and being proud of whatever that might be. 

Lucie Pohl: Apohlcalypse Now!

Lucie Pohl: Apohlcalypse Now!

With last year’s Cry me a Liver Lucy Pohl proved herself to be an exceptional actor, throwing herself into each of her characters with impressive resolve. 

Ayesha Hazarika: Tales from the Pink Bus

Ayesha Hazarika: Tales from the Pink Bus

Ayesha Hazarika spent eight years as political adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband. 

Vir Das’ Unbelievable: The Dishonest Indian

Vir Das’ Unbelievable: The Dishonest Indian

A mix of comedy and dishonesty from his uniquely Indian perspective, Vir’s going to tell you some stories from his life: from growing up in India to studying in America, Indian c… 

Katherine Ryan: Work in Progress

Katherine Ryan: Work in Progress

Star of Live at the Apollo, QI and The Jonathan Ross Show, the razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian returns to the festival. 

Sweet Child Of Mine

Sweet Child Of Mine

Life has given Australian performance artist Bron Batten what she calls ‘theatrical lemons’. 

Kinsey Sicks: Lady Cocks of Bang Boys

Kinsey Sicks: Lady Cocks of Bang Boys

I have binge-watched six series of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Netflix and I love drag queens. 

A Cup of Tea With Lady C

A Cup of Tea With Lady C

I have to start this review with an admission; I had never heard of Lady Colin Campbell and I’ve never watched I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. 

Lovely Lady Lump

Lovely Lady Lump

Part monologue, part stand-up show, Lana Schwarcz (writer, actor, puppeteer and comedian) shares her experience of breast cancer with honest emotion and cheesy one-liners. 

Being Norwegian

Being Norwegian

Being Norwegian is a play that follows Sean and Lisa as they talk throughout the night, gradually getting to know each other and growing as confidants. 

The Club

The Club

Before the play starts, you can glean some idea of where this hour is headed from the onstage desk: bottles of wine and vodka, a line of cocaine, a singed teddy bear and a dildo ar… 

One Day Moko

One Day Moko

‘It’s a bit weird when I talk to you, eh?’ says Tim Carlsen’s Moko, the vulnerable and homeless protagonist of this curious one-man-show from New Zealand. 

Wendy Wason: Tiny Me

Wendy Wason: Tiny Me

If you cosy up in the Turret of Teviot’s Gilded Balloon with Wendy Wason, you’ll get a stand-up comedian who’s got a friendly, motherly attitude and whose stories are complet… 

Patrick Monahan: That 80s Show

Patrick Monahan: That 80s Show

Patrick Monahan is the guy in the club that everyone becomes best friends with in one night. 

Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

A triumphant come-back for sell-out performer Rebecca Perry. 

Fred MacAulay

Fred MacAulay

How is life for Fred? What is life for Fred? Who/what/where is life for Fred? It could be philosophical (Fred likes to probe). 

Tommy Tiernan: Out of the Whirlwind

Tommy Tiernan: Out of the Whirlwind

‘My job as a comedian’, Tommy Tiernan clarifies at the beginning of his set, ‘is to undermine reality’. 

Myra DuBois: Self AdMyra

Myra DuBois: Self AdMyra

As the Willie Loman quote goes “Attention must be paid”. 

Axis of Awesome: Won't Ever Not Stop Giving Up

Axis of Awesome: Won't Ever Not Stop Giving Up

In terms of their brand of comedy rock, Axis of Awesome fall more into the rock than comedy genre: there’s far more liberal use of a smoke machine than your average musical comed… 

Sirqus Alfon: I Am Somebody

Sirqus Alfon: I Am Somebody

Sirquis Alfon, an international trio of street entertainers, take to the stage at Gilded Balloon this year, offering a variety show of crowd-pleasing fun and impressive technical m… 

Pub Quiz for Kids with Patrick Monahan

Pub Quiz for Kids with Patrick Monahan

If you have kids, take them to this show. 

Dominic Frisby: Let's Talk About Tax

Dominic Frisby: Let's Talk About Tax

Comedy can be incredibly effective as a vehicle for delivering a message. 

Grant Stott's Tales from Behind the Mic

Grant Stott's Tales from Behind the Mic

Grant Stott is well known around the Edinburgh area. 

Neel Kolhatkar: Neel Before Me

Neel Kolhatkar: Neel Before Me

If you are a millennial/Gen-Y/Gen-X-er you need to see Neel Kolhatkar. 

Juliette Burton: Decision Time

Juliette Burton: Decision Time

Attacking her material with a mixture of nervous energy and enthusiasm Juliette Burton launches into her act by describing her difficulties in making decisions, then tracing the bi… 

All Aboard the Marriage Hearse

All Aboard the Marriage Hearse

The woman wants to marry, the man does not. 

And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet

If you’re hoping to see one performance completely stripped bare this festival, make it this one. 

Out of Our Father's House

Out of Our Father's House

The self-empowerment of interesting American women from history is a dramatic premise that instantly arrests your attention. 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

As one of the most commonly adapted works in the English canon, Frankenstein often leaves one unmoved when he or she leaves the auditorium. 

Funbox: Pirate Party

Funbox: Pirate Party

Funbox, formerly the stars of the Singing Kettle, will be performing Pirate Party! Familiar favourites like Over the Irish Sea, What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor, as well as… 

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Gary thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian: short and punchy. 

Alice Fraser: The Resistance

Alice Fraser: The Resistance

You are immediately struck by Alice Fraser’s triumphant gentility as she graces the stage. 

Mike Ward: Freedom of Speech Isn't Free

Mike Ward: Freedom of Speech Isn't Free

At the end of his show, Mike Ward took a moment to emphasise the importance of free speech, the vital importance that comedians are free to offend; he even handed out badges to hel… 

The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Performed by Adam Kay)

For a fan of legendary lyricist Tom Lehrer this show is a delight. 

A Pocketful of Grimms

A Pocketful of Grimms

Do you remember the warmth and magic you felt being told stories before bed as a kid? That elation you feel when you’re totally engrossed in a book? A Pocketful of Grimms brings … 

So You Think You're Funny? Heats

So You Think You're Funny? Heats

Welcome to the 29th year of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious comedy newcomers competition! After months of regional showcases, these guys are the funniest of the hundreds of… 

Burnistoun Live at the Fringe

Burnistoun Live at the Fringe

For many Rab Florence and Ian Connell are the unsung heroes of Scottish comedy. 

Massaoke

Massaoke

Back after a sell-out run in 2015, Massaoke is the epic late night party where the crowd belts out huge pop, rock and indie anthems led by a brilliant live band and lyrics on a gia… 

Late'n'Live

Late'n'Live

Late‘n’Live, ‘The best late night show on the Fringe’ (Scotsman), celebrates three decades of unpredictable comedy mayhem this year, and we’ve got no intention of stoppin… 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe! 25th year! Mervyn and his team carefully research the Fringe and bring you live extracts from seven top shows in a packed 90 minute … 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

‘If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. 

Mark Dolan: Life Hacks

Mark Dolan: Life Hacks

Few would disagree that our world is in dire need of fixing. 

Comedy Countdown

Comedy Countdown

See comedians pitted against each other in something almost resembling everybody’s favourite teatime quiz! Unrestrained by scripts, our star-studded line-up of irreverent puzzle-bu… 

Russian Standard House of Davai presents PingTron

Russian Standard House of Davai presents PingTron

Responding to phenomenal demand, Russian Standard are bringing PingTron, a unique and exceptional take on ping pong, to Edinburgh for the very first time. 

Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit

Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit

Zoe Lyons, recent winner of the Chortle Comedy Award and with appearances at Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop Show, Mock the Week and The News Quiz under her belt, is in Edinbur… 

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories III

Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories III

Edinburgh’s favourite ghost-flavoured comedy storytelling show is back for a third year! Huzzah! And this time it’s spooky beyond all imagining! Join Will Seaward on the stroke of … 

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

Featuring the very best winners and contestants from the biggest and best comedy newcomers’ competition. 

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net

‘For anyone genuinely interested in comedy and comedians, this is the must-see show of the festival’ ***** (Scotsman). 

Ever Mainard: Let Me Be Your Main Man

Ever Mainard: Let Me Be Your Main Man

As seen on Showtime’s Knock, Knock, It’s Tig, and featured in Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist, Ever is bringing her debut show to Edinburgh. 

Michelle Brasier: Space Tortoise

Michelle Brasier: Space Tortoise

Michelle Brasier (Backwards Anorak’s Winter is Coming, Aunty Donna’s 1999) presents Space Tortoise. 

When You Improv on a Star: an Improvised Disney-Style Musical

When You Improv on a Star: an Improvised Disney-Style Musical

Be Prepared for a Disney-style musical like you’ve never seen before! We’ll take you to A Whole New World full of princesses, witches, and talking animals, starring in an improvise… 

Frenchy: World's Worst Adult

Frenchy: World's Worst Adult

Frenchy’s 2015 debut sold out Edinburgh Fringe and all the major Australian Comedy Festivals… and his single Friendzone debuted in iTunes Australia’s Top 30! With over 200 mi… 

Diane Spencer: Seamless

Diane Spencer: Seamless

One of the UK’s most talented ginger comedians cuts new material that’ll have you in stitches. 

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The eight time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone. 

Chris Forbes: Tall Needy Mutant

Chris Forbes: Tall Needy Mutant

Star of BBC’s Scot Squad, Chris Forbes, asked people to describe him in one word. 

Angela Wand: Wounded Animals

Angela Wand: Wounded Animals

Hailing from the US, now based in Sweden, super-star clown Angela Wand comes to Edinburgh with comedy, circus, stand-up, performance, roller skating, rap, jazz hands, and a touch o… 

Ryan Cull: Brace Yourself

Ryan Cull: Brace Yourself

When a childhood illness forced Ryan to spend two of his formative years in leg braces, he did what any kid would do: blamed his parents, milked the situation for all it was worth … 

The Late Night Sexy Show

The Late Night Sexy Show

A celebration of sex through song! Using his unique brand of satirical striptease stand-up, let Australian musical comedian Grant Busé take you on a joyous taboo-tackling explorat… 

Joe Hart: Internaut

Joe Hart: Internaut

Joe Hart (SYTYF? 3rd Place 2014, Tickled Pig Winner 2014) has a brand new show all about the digital world. 

Macho Like Me

Macho Like Me

The true account of Helie Lee’s remarkable six-month journey living as a man. 

Ambition

Ambition

Have you forgotten what you wanted to be when you grew up? Did your dreams somehow get discarded as real life got in the way? Let author Rachel Bridge put you back on track. 

Ria Lina: Dear Daughter

Ria Lina: Dear Daughter

Fresh from her BBC Radio 4 Show, Ria Lina’s new show is about death, motherhood and the EU referendum. 

Shane Todd: Holywood to Hollywood

Shane Todd: Holywood to Hollywood

Holywood, Northern Ireland is a small town that produces big names. 

Maddy Anholt: Rent Girl

Maddy Anholt: Rent Girl

Following a sold-out run with the critically acclaimed Diary of a Dating Addict last year, Maddy Anholt is back with Rent Girl. 

This is Your Trial

This is Your Trial

The UK’s only courtroom based improvised comedy returns for a fourth year. 

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The Noise Next Door's Really, Really Good Afternoon Show

The eight time sell-out comedy sensation returns to Edinburgh with an anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone. 

Nick Cope's Family Songbook

Nick Cope's Family Songbook

Nick’s family performances are legendary! He has a fanatical army of little and not so little fans from all over the world. 

PFaff

PFaff

‘Riotously funny, full-throttle nonsense’ (FringeGuru. 

zazU: Raisins to Stay Alive

zazU: Raisins to Stay Alive

This is the story of the end of the world. 

Emily Tresidder: Crazy Is

Emily Tresidder: Crazy Is

Emily Tresidder explores ‘the Zen of Crazy’ and the myriad of things that have come to be defined as such. 

Keep Out of My Box (and Other Useful Advice)

Keep Out of My Box (and Other Useful Advice)

Norma’s forced to hold her inaugural Keep Out of My Box meeting at work, a tiny box office, because staffing’s tight with the Fringe! Direct from New Zealand, Torum Heng delights i… 

Let Dinki Die

Let Dinki Die

Once upon a time on the Western Front, Dinki Di had a foxhole. 

Nath Valvo: Happy Idiot

Nath Valvo: Happy Idiot

With sell-out shows across Australia and at Soho Theatre this Aussie rising star makes his Fringe debut. 

A Lady's Guide to the Art of Being a Wingman

A Lady's Guide to the Art of Being a Wingman

The Desperettes are girls dressed as boys, using techniques for picking up women to pick up men. 

Kevin Quantum: Illuminations

Kevin Quantum: Illuminations

After a sell-out run last year, magician/scientist hybrid Kevin Quantum presents his brand new show Illuminations. 

Fat Cops' Hot Tub

Fat Cops' Hot Tub

Fat Cops invite you to join them in their Hot Tub for a frothy night of hip-shakin’, garage-groovin’, punk-glam chaos. 

Eric Andre: The Legalize Everything Tour

Eric Andre: The Legalize Everything Tour

New time and venue due to demand! Comedian, actor and host of Adult Swim’s top-rated and most anarchic programme The Eric Andre Show comes to the (true) final night of Fringe to te… 

Gusset Grippers

Gusset Grippers

Elaine Miller, physiotherapist, mother and recovered incontinent shares the wonders of the pelvic floor – so, come and laugh, not leak. 

David Correos: Better Than I Was the Last Time

David Correos: Better Than I Was the Last Time

Returning after bringing all of the noise in 2018, David’s had time to reflect on one heck of a year. 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Dreamboat

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd: Dreamboat

The wee speccy future of Glaswegian stand-up returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new hour. 

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

Lost Voice Guy: Inspiration Porn

BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s brand-new comedy series, Ability, has unwittingly become an unintentional porn star because of the inspirational me…