Beth Vyse: As Funny as Cancer

Beth Vyse: As Funny as Cancer

Beth Vyse’s show opens in a truly Fringe fashion: handing out ping pong balls to the audience, dressed in a voluminous blonde wig and a huge pair of joke-shop boobs, singing along to Dolly Parton... 

The MMORPG Show

The MMORPG Show

The MMORPG show is a good idea but lacks the slick execution required to fully succeed. It isn’t likely to appeal to many outside of its target audience but as they say ‘know your audience’ and this show does... 

Will Seaward: Magnificent Bastard

Will Seaward: Magnificent Bastard

Everyone wants to rule the world but Will Seaward actually has a list of ways to achieve this. With a new scheme every day Seward hopes to achieve world domination with plenty of laughs along the way... 

Yaseen Kader: Smile

Yaseen Kader: Smile

This is a show about depression and dating, told by a smart young man trying to find happiness. Sometimes his set is hilarious. Sometimes it just feels a bit narcissistic. Of course, this is a storytelling comedian, and maybe long monologues about being in the throes of depression -- Yaseen telling his story -- are what one ought to expect... 

Sam Carrington: Awkwardly Mobile

Sam Carrington: Awkwardly Mobile

Sam Carrington: Awkwardly Mobile is intended as a celebration of the awkward moments of social life. Unfortunately, it adds to them.Carrington divides his performance into three segments of “awkwardity”- Family, Work and Dating... 

Kieran Boyd: Egg

Kieran Boyd: Egg

For Kieran Boyd, an egg is a positive symbol associated with birth, generation and growth. With a career in stand-up still in its infancy, Kieran has much to celebrate as he continues to find a distinctive voice in comedy... 

Rowena Hutson: Strong Female Character

Rowena Hutson: Strong Female Character

Rowena Hutson owes her feminist outlook on life to action heroes of the 1980s. It sounds bizarre if not downright impossible to get that result from such a bunch of awesome but problematic blockbuster protagonists, but Hutson sets out to prove that Han Solo and his like, have taught her some important lessons in her formative years about standing up for herself... 

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

Short & Curly: A Curly Night In

This hilarious comedy sketch follows comic-actor duo Curly (Paul F Taylor) and Short (Rebecca Shorrocks) through a night of trying to prove they can act– Curly’s laminated CV is even scattered across the seats to help prove his point... 

Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Tessa Waters: Over Promises

Following the blowout success of WOMANz last year, I had high expectations for Tessa Waters’ new show Over Promises.What is indisputable is this physical comedian is the queen of stupidity, emerging at a time when we all need a bit of frivolity among the depressing truths of today’s society... 

Ed Gamble: Stampede

Ed Gamble: Stampede

Ed Gamble used to be a fat. It’s a shock to us all, as he addresses his audience with a chiselled charisma. The charisma isn’t new however – it’s Ed Gamble’s 11th Fringe, and you can tell... 

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

If a panto and a Sarah Kane play had an unimaginably grotesque love-child it would look a lot like this. The sheer effluence of unimaginably foul language and degenerate deeds that affront the stunned audience from the outset of The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show warrant a grudging respect, as they realise just how concertedly low the show keeps its brow... 

Scott Agnew: I've Snapped My Banjo String, Let's Just Talk

Scott Agnew: I've Snapped My Banjo String, Let's Just Talk

Scott Agnew is looking good, these days; whether that’s down to him drinking less is unclear, though it’s clearly a bit of a culture shock on the night of this review as it’s his first experience of doing a late Sunday night show at least several drinks behind most of his audience... 

Elliot Steel: Netflix 'n' Steel

Elliot Steel: Netflix 'n' Steel

At nineteen years old, Croydon’s Elliot Steel is on a fast track to success. His crass humour is balanced by a sense of authenticity and hilarious storytelling that keeps a young, modern audience in stitches throughout the show... 

Blushed

Blushed

Loosely inspired by The Red Shoes: a compendium of bonkers and brilliant adult fairy tales told through tap dance. In turns anarchic, wonderful and wonky, these stories explore dated ideals through the eyes of modern-day adulthood... 

Andrea Hubert: Week

Andrea Hubert: Week

Gliding in wearing a mint green and lace floaty dress, Andrea Hubert appears calm and somewhat airy as she walks out onto the stage. When she opens her mouth, a honeyed upper-middle class tone says “I was in Waitrose…” Thankfully, it’s not an observational string of ‘Overheard in Waitrose’ remarks... 

Eshaan Akbar and Friends

Eshaan Akbar and Friends

2016 Piccadilly Comedian of the Year and rising star, Eshaan Akbar, invites some of today’s (and tomorrow’s) biggest names to share the stage, including star of the BBC, Sindhu Vee and many more! 

Ali Hassan: Man Interrupted (Work in Progress)

Ali Hassan: Man Interrupted (Work in Progress)

As a father of four, Ali is well versed in dodging difficult questions or just making up the answers. But when his kids start to ask about religion in general and Islam in particular, Ali begins to consider his Muslim heritage... 

Fin Taylor: Whitey McWhiteface

Fin Taylor: Whitey McWhiteface

Taylor the 'filth maestro' (Time Out) takes on the ickiest thing there is! Being white. Set 'potential for backfire' to maximum. Taylor follows up last year's show Stink, which the Scotsman called 'the punchiest, densest, most wide-ranging hour of stand-up at the Fringe', with an hour that's just about one thing... 

Ed Night: I'm Amazed It Has a Title

Ed Night: I'm Amazed It Has a Title

Asthmatic newcomer and 2015 So You Think Your Funny finalist Ed Night is coming to ruin Edinburgh. Catch him now before he ruins Live at the Apollo. 'Ingenious visual gags... there's no questioning his crafty intelligence' (Chortle... 

Erin McGathy: Love You Loudly

Erin McGathy: Love You Loudly

Erin McGathy (This Feels Terrible, Drunk History, Community) presents a comedy show about love, guts, despair and wearing wedding dresses covered in candy for approval. 

Andy Storey @funnystorey

Andy Storey @funnystorey

BBC New Radio Comedy Award finalist 2015 and human curiosity Andy Storey has always been positively cynical. He returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his solo work in progress show @funnystorey... 

Andy Askins: The Man With No Name

Andy Askins: The Man With No Name

Andy Askins lives in blissful ignorance, at odds with rational thinking. Winner of the Nobel Pizza Prize and Abu Hamza's former right hand man, he's a ladder-shaking, runner-tripping social hand grenade, frequently in headlocks and constantly opening doors... 

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd and Rosco Mclelland

Christopher Macarthur-Boyd and Rosco Mclelland

An hour of stand-up from the vanguard of Glaswegian comedy. Both nominated twice for Best Newcomer at the Scottish Comedy Awards, both two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalists... 

Russ Peers: Bad Gay?

Russ Peers: Bad Gay?

Is Russ Peers a bad gay? He's chunky, over 40, and knows more about pies than poppers. In his latest show Russ brings his biting wit to bear on society's expectations of what a gay man should be, how he should behave and who he should sleep with in what position... 

Joey Page: Jowie

Joey Page: Jowie

Silly, imaginative, stupid and more stupid, blah, blah, blah and more blah. Come on in, the water is fine and there is a slide. One lady in Australia said I am the best comedian she has ever seen... 

Angus Dunican: The Vanity Project

Angus Dunican: The Vanity Project

Inspired by collecting stories for a eulogy, Angus examines the evolution of our public selves and how our circle of friends can choose to thwart or support our attempts to try on different versions of ourselves – are we maturing nicely or messing with a winning formula? Charismatic and assured, Angus's playful take on the myths we build throughout our adulthood will make you see your relationships in a new light... 

Lauren Pattison: Reet Petite – A Work in Progress

Lauren Pattison: Reet Petite – A Work in Progress

One of the brightest young talents on the Northern comedy scene who is beginning to make her presence known across the country. Finishing runner-up in 2014's Funny Women competition, she went on to be the only female finalist in 2015's Chortle Student Comedy Awards... 

The Free Association Presents...

The Free Association Presents...

Three brilliant, original and hilarious improv acts: DVD Box Set – your new favourite TV show, entirely improvised by a cast of FA players, inspired by an audience suggestion. The Wunderkammer – hit improv comedy from DNAYS, inspired by TED-style talks from daily expert guest enthusiasts, academics and comedians... 

Mid-Brow: The Live Show

Mid-Brow: The Live Show

The winners of Best New Sketch Act 2015 return with their highly anticipated new show. Expect their trademark easy charm and fast-paced humour, now layered with a multimedia barrage of the senses which feels like Encarta ‘95 on performance-enhancing drugs... 

Carla Lippis : Baby Carla’s Bad Girl Rumble

Carla Lippis : Baby Carla’s Bad Girl Rumble

Serge Gainsbourg in sequins brandishing a flick-knife; Duane Eddy brawling on with the Shangri-Las; Connie Francis fresh from juvy hall with only vengeance on her mind. The rebel-rousing twang of surf colliding with the hip-shaking go-go grooves of European Yé-Yé... 

The Red Richardson Experience

The Red Richardson Experience

Red Richardson has appeared in the final of every major national stand-up competition and performed to great acclaim at the top comedy clubs in London and around the UK. After performing in a very well received variety show in 2015, Red is debuting his first solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe... 

Enter the Bagman

Enter the Bagman

A stupid, surreal, one-man Sesame Street – preposterous tales from a forgotten cloakroom. Following 2015's 'incredibly engaging' **** (Skinny) BAGMAN, Murphy returns with his 'truly unique' **** (ThreeWeeks), 'absurd, bag-themed cabaret' **** (EdFringeReview... 

lara A king: Not Broken, Just Bent

lara A king: Not Broken, Just Bent

My name is Lara and I broke the law. It’s a long story. You couldn’t make it up. I didn’t have to. As an award-winning comedian it would be a crime not to share the funny side... 

Amy Howerska: Smashcat

Amy Howerska: Smashcat

Welsh-Jewish-Polish-Irish BBC-box-ticking wet dream Amy Howerska brings you another hour of unfiltered comedy stuffing. Fresh from scribbling on Radio 4's Now Show and NewsJack as well as popping up on Channel 4 (and in your local shop buying Wotsits)... 

Katia Kvinge: Squirrel

Katia Kvinge: Squirrel

Scottish BAFTA nominated character comedian Katia Kvinge (BBC, MTV) brings her multi-character comedy show, fresh from performing at the Second City, Groundlings and UCB Theatre LA... 

Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii

Alison Spittle Discovers Hawaii

Join Alison as she discovers Hawaii. A stand-up show about a breakdown surrounded by inflatables. 'A lovely conversational style comes across as a born natural. Spectacular in a beautifully surreal way' (Irish independent)... 

Thomas Green: That'll Teach You

Thomas Green: That'll Teach You

Life has many lessons and sometimes the teacher becomes the student. Enter the world of UK based Australian comedian and teacher Thomas Green. Best Emerging Comedy nominee, Adelaide Fringe 2013...