The Pushkinettes: We Must Live

The Pushkinettes: We Must Live

Two idiots, Julia Masli and Tatiana Collet-Apraxine, host a traditional Russian state funeral for Anna Karenina. You are invited, along with Queen Elizabeth II, Frida Kahlo, Tsar Alexander II, Joan of Arc, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maya Angelou and many more… 

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

Sarah Johnson: Mum's Going to Ibiza

If you were invited to a 50th birthday party in Ibiza, would you go? Are you a party animal? Can you get a sitter for the kids? Can you get the time off work? Have you got £1k for a five-day trip? To help you decide, Sarah Johnson takes you on her journey and it’s one you’ll never forget… 

Stepdads: Step Up

Stepdads: Step Up

Meet the two men who wish they were your dad (but who are glad he went to prison.) A surreal fever dream of a double act filled with songs, stupidity and the sanctity of marriage. Guaranteed to erase your memories of childhood and replace them with better ones… 

Paul Currie: Release the Baboons (All Ages)

Paul Currie: Release the Baboons (All Ages)

Paul Currie is bringing his sell out 2014/2015 award-winning masterpiece back to Edinburgh. But this time it’s for all the family to enjoy. ‘Everything Currie does has the spirit of Vic and Bob, The Young Ones and everything surreal that’s come before or since’ **** (EdFest… 

Thunderc*nt

Thunderc*nt

This award-winning, five-star comedy show will grab you by the short and curlies. If the C-word triggers/offends and you and you’re not a fan of stand-up comedy… Mahoney will change your mind… 

Edward Aczel - Artificial Intellect

Edward Aczel - Artificial Intellect

Ed promises to come up with a big idea to hang the whole thing on – but probably it’ll be based on a loose set of unconnected themes with no real purpose. There’ll be a demonstration of Ed’s acting skills, the odd political impression and the apocalypse included in the standard package… 

Madame Señorita: Espousa

Madame Señorita: Espousa

Your favourite award-winning Spanish clown’s attempt to experience her own (mis)interpretation of perfect, romantic love. Inspired by what she´s seen in movies, life and her own vivid imagination… 

Privates: A Sperm Odyssey

Privates: A Sperm Odyssey

Attention all sperm! This is a military operation in procreation. Join three fun guys who fertilise in an adventure as big as life itself. Imagine Saving Private Ryan meets the sex education you wish you had, and they don’t wear adequate protection… 

Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar

Neal Portenza is Joshua Ladgrove in: Edinburgh's Only Bilge Pump Sales Seminar

Please note: this is not a comedy show. This is a seminar on how to sell bilge pumps accidentally booked during the Fringe. If you want to learn how to be the best bilge pump salesman or salesmanwoman, then this is the show for you… 

CLAW: The Confederation of Lady Arm Wrestlers

CLAW: The Confederation of Lady Arm Wrestlers

Are you ready for some serious competition!? Welcome to the stage, the phenomenal, the whimsical, the inter-nat-ional movement of Ladies Arm Wrestling currently sweeping the globe! Over the top characters, ringmasters, referees, musical intros, lights, glitz, glamour, superfans and screaming audiences… 

Crybabies: Danger Brigade

Crybabies: Danger Brigade

Join Michael Clarke (‘nothing short of genius’ ***** (ThreeWeeks)), Ed Jones (‘ripe with wit’ **** (Skinny)) and James for Crybabies’ debut hour of surreal comedy, action, singing, dancing, rats, crisps, and concerns of the heart… 

Róisín and Chiara: Back to Back

Róisín and Chiara: Back to Back

Our eyes locked. I opened my mouth in anticipation. A pink shrimp sweet came sailing through the air and bounced off my lip. "My fault, totally my fault!" said Chiara Goldsmith, as she scurried cheekily off in her white boiler suit and oversized sunglasses... 

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

Schalk Bezuidenhout: Leopard Print

Schalk Bezuidenhout steps out dressed like an East London hipster, all bright, quirky knits, socks printed with bananas and a distinguishable moustache and hairstyle. His look would imply that maybe we’re in for 40 minutes of millennial-observation, quips about being hipster but it couldn’t be further from this... 

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

Foxdog Studios: Robot Chef

FoxDog Studios are back – and they are as witty, quick and entertaining as previous years. Lloyd Henning and Peter Sutton make up the duo, who greet the audience clad in wires and electronic pads (that we soon discover are musical instruments, of sorts)... 

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

Scott Capurro: The Trouble With Scott Capurro

So what exactly IS the Trouble with Scott Capurro? Is it that this left-leaning liberal American (yes, he's the one, apparently) seemingly talks without pausing for breath? ("Are you keeping up or is this too fast?") Is it because his alleged raison d'être is using the blackest humour to "make the unpalatable, palatable"? Is it his glee when audience members walk out—which he achieves within ten minutes, on the night of this review?... 

Brendon Burns Mansplainin'

Brendon Burns Mansplainin'

90% of tour dates sold out in under 24 hours! Book early! Only £6.50 to pre-book. Host of the international smash hit and critically acclaimed podcast Dumb White Guy (half a million downloads on SoundCloud alone) turns his eye from race to gender... 

Phil Kay: Lighter Hour

Phil Kay: Lighter Hour

See Phil nails all today's major issues in play in his fast not furious, voiced-based show... Master of mirth and energy, skipping from one thing to the next: a wheelbarrow display team, dog bites in Bangkok, being a swineherd... 

David Earl Is Brian Gittins: Don't Feed the Monkey Man

David Earl Is Brian Gittins: Don't Feed the Monkey Man

As seen on Ricky Gervais’ Derek, Sky’s Rovers and Channel 4’s Gittins. David Earl’s alter ego, Brian Gittins, is a complete berk and according to the Sussex Argus, 'the world’s worst comedian'... 

Sanderson Jones: That's the Spirit!

Sanderson Jones: That's the Spirit!

Join Sanderson (award-winning social entrepreneur, award-nominated comedian) for a super fun, immersive hour of mindfulness, movement, laughter and song. Reset your soul with a dose of Pentecostal well-being (contains zero crystals)... 

The Establishment: Fool Britannia

The Establishment: Fool Britannia

Dan Lees and Neil Forst take you back to school for a very abridged and extremely silly history lesson. 'This is silliness as an art form' (Scotsman). 'A fast-paced, multidimensional masterclass in comedy' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)... 

Wesele / Wedding

Wesele / Wedding

Welcome to the last Polish/English wedding before the borders close, where you, the audience, play the role of the wedding guests led by a charismatic Mistress of Ceremonies.