Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Musical Comedy Guide Showcase

Free daily hour-long showcase of the best musical comedy at this year's Edinburgh Festival, courtesy of the Musical Comedy Guide website (check for full listings). Come along each evening to see a hand-picked selection of live comedy using music – funny songs, satirical parodies and more... 

Super Sonic 90s Kid

Super Sonic 90s Kid

Award-winning stand-up Sooz Kempner spent the 90s playing Sonic, going from a little kid to a fully grown teen. But did the 90s map out her entire existence? And will she coast through life or will she try to complete it with all the Chaos Emeralds? As seen on BBC Three, ITV2 and Comedy Central... 

Jack Barry: Tango

Jack Barry: Tango

In the last year, acclaimed stand-up Jack Barry has been appointed by his parents as their couples therapist. To save the marriage, he's been reading up on sex, love and relationships, but is definitely still not an expert... 

Now That's Who I Call Archie Henderson

Now That's Who I Call Archie Henderson

On 12th November 2013, Archie Henderson accidentally reached #98 in the UK Singles Chart. It’s 2018, and this time he’s heading straight for number one. 'Immense talent' ***** (EdFestMag... 

Kriss Foster: Thimble Map

Kriss Foster: Thimble Map

A Lancashire man attempts to find enough thimbles to fill a novelty thimble rack found in a seaside charity shop. For fans of Victoria Wood and Frank Sidebottom. 'Sweet, mild mannered, very funny' (Scotsman). 

Friz Frizzle: Keyboard Warrior

Friz Frizzle: Keyboard Warrior

Friz Frizzle is a songruiner. He'll take the tunes you know and love and mess around with them until you don't want to know or love them any more. It's better than it sounds. Winner of the TenFootCity Hull Comedian of the Year, finalist of the Musical Comedy Awards 2017. 

Richard Brown: Hold Tightly to the Walls

Richard Brown: Hold Tightly to the Walls

For some Fringe performers, their tech gremlins are the cute ones from the movie franchise. They cause a little bit of feedback on the mic or delay the lighting cues by half a second: a nuisance, but not the end of the world... 

Kriss Foster: The Mug Tree

Kriss Foster: The Mug Tree

Kriss Foster is a man from Lancaster who sees the marvellous in the mundane. Songs and stories about puffins, pencils, Scrabble… and many, many mugs. For fans of Flight of the Conchords, Frank Sidebottom and John Shuttleworth... 

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Bald Man Sings Rihanna

Ever heard a bald man sing Rihanna? Fresh from performing at the world’s biggest comedy clubs, including Caroline's on Broadway, NYC and Yuk Yuk's Toronto, Scottish baldy Gary Sansome – Exceptionally funny’ (Mark Dolan, Balls of Steel) – takes an irreverent look at music and popular culture in one hilarious fun packed show. 

Ditty Fiddler

Ditty Fiddler

Friz Frizzle has ruined songs for West End Shows, #1 Comedy Albums and BBC Radio 4, and now he is going to ruin them live. Armed with a piano, this parodist will take the tunes you know and love, and mess around with them until you don't want to know or love them anymore... 

Coshowpolitan

Coshowpolitan

Want to know how to flirt your way to success? Want to learn how to please every man ever? Perhaps you don't need a man but you want abs that make you look like a terminator. Whatever your problem or lack thereof, it appears magazines have the solutions... 

Kriss Foster and the Very Small Museum

Kriss Foster and the Very Small Museum

Lancaster’s Kriss Foster returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his new show The Very Small Museum. With songs about taxidermy, the Pencil Museum and the man who feeds other people’s cats, he shares a show full of stories, interesting instruments, and a very small museum... 

JAM Comedy

JAM Comedy

Joe Foster and Mike Cox team up again for another JAM Comedy! After a successful run in 2013 JAM Comedy returns with a brand new show for 2015 offering the ultimate combination of comedy and preserves... 

James Ross – Leopardoptera

James Ross – Leopardoptera

High-energy, left field stand-up for people who've read a book, without pictures, and enjoyed it. Charming moustachioed comedian WLTM audience with GSOH for fun, maybe more. It's my first full hour... 

Songruiner

Songruiner

Stephen 'Friz' Frizzle is going to ruin your favourite songs. Armed with a piano, this parodist will take the tunes you know and love, and mess around with them until you don't want to know or love them anymore... 

Molotov Cocktail Party

Molotov Cocktail Party

The end of the world is nigh... As is the end of your day at the festival. Come celebrate! At The Molotov Cocktail Party! Expect twisted tales and your expectations to be twisted. Join Becky and a riotous mob of party guests, including Medusa, proprietress of Peckham's favourite fictional lap dancing club, the Gaza Strip... 

Unicornucopia

Unicornucopia

Unicornucopia is James Ross’s insane and breakneck hour of Free Fringe stand-up, in which he rattles with hilarious speed through topics of colleagues, love, dreams and some hilariously bad puns and chemistry in-jokes... 

Katia Kvinge presents Karacters

Katia Kvinge presents Karacters

Katia Kvinge is straight out of The Second City, Groundlings and UCB Theatre. With this wealth experience behind her, she is up at the fringe bringing us a fresh batch of characters that demonstrate her remarkable versatility... 

Mark Cooper-Jones - Geography Teacher

Mark Cooper-Jones - Geography Teacher

Set in Edinburgh's Globe Bar, Mark Cooper-Jones embarks on an hour long reminder to all of us that Geography is much more than just colouring in. This is a great show for people who, like myself, are fans of Cooper-Jones' other festival appearance, WitTank, and demonstrates that he is just as credible as a solo stand up as he is in his sketch group... 

Funmbi Omotayo and Prince Abdi: East Meets West

Funmbi Omotayo and Prince Abdi: East Meets West

Mixing warm tales from their African origins with stories of everyday life in Britain, join these two circuit favourites for an unmissable two-hander show! Funmbi (Amused Moose Laugh-Off winner, Leicester Square New Act of the Year, 2012) is creating big waves on the comedy circuit, headlining in some of London’s top comedy clubs... 

Omar Hamdi +1

Omar Hamdi +1

Russell Kane's national and international support act, and star of iTunes top 10 hit podcast, Welsh-Egyptian motormouth Omar Hamdi delivers 45 minutes of non-stop energy, family confessions, social commentary and politics... 

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

Stephanie Laing: Nincompoop

Lovable little weirdo Stephanie Laing realises that she is a very silly young woman. Her show will include odd noises, several drawings of ducks, a confession about some vomit, and a song about a newt...