Twonkey’s Night Train to Liechtenstein

Twonkey’s Night Train to Liechtenstein

Reviewing Mr. Twonkey at the Fringe has become a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Every year, I’m excited to go see his new show and then, during the performance, I find myself thinking, “How the hell am I going to review this in a way that makes sense?” This year is no exception... 

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

Johannes Dullin: Come Along and Bring a Friend!

The back room at Dragonfly is unassuming. Rows of chairs extend backwards from an archway through which the performers do their thing. Yesterday I saw a man transform that room into a magical, ridiculous, confusing, joyful space... 

Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose

Mark Dean Quinn: You Win You Lose

Sometimes life is just a toss of a coin. Would you like to win £1,000? Then Mark has to lose. You really could win £1,000 but it’s the taking part that counts. There will be cakes, chips, incredible lighting effects, sweets and giant cuddly toys – some of these items may be imaginary, but not the £1,000, that is definitely real... 

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

After his gran got dementia (funny start) cult favourite and master storyteller Matthew Highton wanted to figure out what makes us, us and does it all matter in the end? Joy, silliness, anarchy, revelation, shame, reflection and probably some bits that make you go awwww... 

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? To help you decide, Sarah takes you on her journey and it's one you'll never forget. Winner of What's on Readers' Award 2017 – Best Midlands Comedy Breakthrough Act... 

Kit Sullivan: Lad

Kit Sullivan: Lad

Kit Sullivan is a boy in a boy's body. But he wants to be more, much more... come and watch Kit be confused by his own creation while trying to make sense of his past and save his future... 

Sean Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour

Sean Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour

Remorseful absurdist Sean Morley plays with guilt, blame, forgiveness and audience expectations in this genre-bending stand-up apology. 'Creative in his outlook and bold with his audience manipulation, creating the sort of encounter you'll talk about for some time afterwards' (Steve Bennett, Chortle... 

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

Twonkey's Christmas in the Jungle

Twonkey is lost in the jungle. His agent, Mr Pines, has sent him to the Iquitos Fringe deep in the Peruvian Jungle but, unfortunately for Twonkey and his ever-present sidekick, Chris, there isn’t actually an Iquitos Fringe... 

Thom Tuck: An August Institution

Thom Tuck: An August Institution

Thom Tuck’s stand-up show, An August Institution, opens with an extended maths joke, which sets the tone for an hour of fairly niche humour. In this territory, Tuck is at his best; a geeky and somewhat odd approach to comedy works well for him... 

MakeyUppers' Bedtime Stories

MakeyUppers' Bedtime Stories

Once upon a time, two fair maidens dragged fairy tales kicking and screaming into the 21st century in this sharp and original review of all things “happily ever after”. Follow the trail of breadcrumbs to see your favourite bedtime stories poked with a big stick before being tossed into a cauldron with physical comedy and biting wit... 

Javier Costales: The Invisible Blind Man

Javier Costales: The Invisible Blind Man

Javier is talked about as surreal, absurdist, observational, daft, satirical: he doesn’t stand as a novelty, nor does he mirror what you know about stand-up comedy. (Goonsintoon)... 

Andy Barr: Tropic of Admin

Andy Barr: Tropic of Admin

Six years ago award-winning administrator Andy Barr was marooned on a tropical island. Now he tells the story of his stranding, his rescue and the years of administration, solitude and madness in-between... 

Ben Target's Orangeade

Ben Target's Orangeade

Gentle comedy. Mellow drama. Balmy ballgames. Peeling back the years with a softer show, the sunset on an endless summer from ‘maverick physical comedian (and Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee) Ben Target’ (Guardian)... 

Luca Cupani: It's Me!

Luca Cupani: It's Me!

Not overly interested in the biggest problems of the world, Luca focuses on an easier question: who am I? With the help of science, astrology and religion, the award-winning Italian comedian who was too funny for his own country might even find an answer! So You Think You're Funny 2015 winner, Luca lives in London (bracing himself for Brexit... 

Jason Neale: Talking and Pausing

Jason Neale: Talking and Pausing

Jason turns up, picks up the mic and talks... there's no particular narrative arc to the show and you won't be expected to cry. He doesn't have a suitcase of props, he's not cool, he's not alternative; he's just really funny for an hour... 

Sam & Tom: Unrectifiable

Sam & Tom: Unrectifiable

Post-sketch revival. Sam & Tom, bellies full, bring their best and first show of skits and bits to the realm of darkness. When a game of hide and seek goes askew, only slick sketch comedy can save the day... 

Yuriko Kotani: Green in English, Blue in Japanese

Yuriko Kotani: Green in English, Blue in Japanese

Hello everyone! I am a UK-based new-ish comedian Yuriko Kotani from Japan. Please come and join my trial-and-error, work-in-progress show! As seen on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central... 

Aideen McQueen – No Satisfaction

Aideen McQueen – No Satisfaction

I can resist everything except the temptation... to paraphrase Oscar Wilde! Funny tales of excess, failure and sugar daddies with just a smidgen of success. From teacher to trophy wife to rehab and out the other side! 

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

Alexander Bennett's Terrifying Smile

In 1993, Alexander Bennett won a ‘most beautiful baby’s smile’ competition at Butlins in Skegness. 24 years later, in the absence of any other awards, he’s rounding up his competitors from that day for a rematch... 

Norman Lovett: Entertaining Moaner

Norman Lovett: Entertaining Moaner

Norman Lovett’s deadpan face will be instantly recognizable to a generation as the dim-witted ship’s computer, Holly of Red Dwarf fame. Fans of the show are well represented in the audience and they’re thrilled to be in the company of the character with an IQ of 6000 (the same as 3000 PE teachers)... 

Gabriel Ebulue: Hip-Punk

Gabriel Ebulue: Hip-Punk

What’s your favourite music album? It’s something that not everybody puts a lot of thought into, but for Gabriel Ebulue it’s a make-or-break situation when making a first impression... 

Rousha Browning: Jumble Sale

Rousha Browning: Jumble Sale

A jumble sale of characters. Rising star Rousha Browning isn't very good at selling herself, so she's selling stuff instead. A bric-a-brac of the bizarre! A fast-paced race through these vividly realised characters will have you begging for more... 

Joe Davies: Who's the Daddy?

Joe Davies: Who's the Daddy?

I grew up on a hippy commune thinking my dad was a Spanish sailor called Manuel Sanchez Gomez, but I smelt a rat. Armed with a DNA test, I hunted down my real dad and got a shock, but it made everything make sense... 

Jason Neale's Footprint

Jason Neale's Footprint

Jason turns up, picks up the mic and talks... He doesn't use a projector, he doesn't have a suitcase of props, he's not cool, the show’s not alternative; he’s just really funny for an hour... 

The Establishment

The Establishment

Dan Lees, ‘comedy genius’ (FringeReview.co.uk), and Neil Frost (Prague Fringe Inspiration Award nominee) present a riotous, satirical parody of the English ruling classes. Two quintessentially English gentlemen struggling to hold on to their whimsical world of cricket, tea and secret arms deals... 

Thom: Foolery With Thom Tuck

Thom: Foolery With Thom Tuck

Thom Tuck presents some comedians in the afternoon! One catch: they're all called Thomas. Ludicrous. Previous Toms include Messrs Allen, Basden, Bell, Craine, Deacon, Neenan, Parry, Price, Rosenthal, Stade, Webb and Wrigglesworth! Expect a tombola... 

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Madame Señorita: The Expector

Surreal clowning from a scary, sexy Basque-Spanish diva. Over the top, unadapted, inadequate. Determined to drive you bananas and shouting for more. 'One of the three most unique shows in Edinburgh' (Comedy... 

Peter Fleming and Wilbur Bilb: Over the Airwaves

Peter Fleming and Wilbur Bilb: Over the Airwaves

Deliciously tragic character comedy from So You Think That's Funny? winners Tom Burgess and Sam Nicoresti. Retired children's TV pioneer Peter Fleming staggers through a dusty presentation of his BBC programmes... 

Aidan Killian: The Money Shot

Aidan Killian: The Money Shot

‘Ireland’s hottest comedian’ (OneWorldChronicle.com) brings his intelligent, passionate comedy show about the secret history of money. If you have ever spent a penny you need to be there... 

Michael Brunström: The Hay Wain Reloaded

Michael Brunström: The Hay Wain Reloaded

Winner of the 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality, Michael Brunström (The Human Loire, The Golden Age of Steam), presents his strangest show yet: an ambitious Suffolk artist transforms himself into a hay wagon...