Bad Clowns: Hostage

Bad Clowns: Hostage

What happens when a crazed madman takes an Edinburgh show and its audience hostage? Packed to the brim with escape attempts, hostage negotiations, and intriguing backstory, the aud… 

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic

An interactive show where the audience finds themselves in the hands of three friendly faces of a demonic cult. 

The Show That Must Not Be Named

The Show That Must Not Be Named

Improvised Harry Potter from Chortle Award-winning Jericho Comedy. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A tenth consecutive year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, quick wit and high-energy hijinks from three of the circuit’s funniest performers. 

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

After last years sell-out performances at the Fringe, English Comedian of the Year finalist Adam Rowe has bought his show Pinnacle to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Fraser Gibson: Self-ish

Fraser Gibson: Self-ish

Fraser Gibson spends his time shamelessly promoting himself about town as a way to make a living. 

Alex Williamson: Sin on My Face

Alex Williamson: Sin on My Face

The Victorian era is long gone, but to think people once suppressed their inner sick f*ck is a point of fascination for this comedian. 

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic

Bad Clowns: Cult Classic

If you’re ever feeling stressed or exhausted by the craziness of the Edinburgh Fringe, just remember this: the Lunar God Nallagog loves you, and he wants you to join him on his g… 

Comedy in the Dark

Comedy in the Dark

This unique comedy experience returns to the Edinburgh after sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. 

Alex Kealy: Rationale

Alex Kealy: Rationale

Alex Kealy’s latest Fringe performance is a politically charged, self-deprecating show based on sound political analysis and funny life anecdotes. 

DCGK's Chicken Box Pencil Case

DCGK's Chicken Box Pencil Case

Dan Cadey and Gary Knightley’s multipurpose chicken box boasts a lunchtime set menu of succulent ‘not-so-secret recipe’ stand-up, along sides of ‘should this be in here’ musical co… 

Steve Rannazzisi – Please Forget

Steve Rannazzisi – Please Forget

Please Forget is a one-man show by American comedian Steve Rannazzisi that takes an comedic look into public shaming. 

Long Man Doing Short Jokes, Short Man Doing Long Jokes

Long Man Doing Short Jokes, Short Man Doing Long Jokes

A stand-up showcase featuring purveyor of one-liners and ‘Long Man’, Josh Massen, and storyteller and ‘Short Man’, Phil Green. 

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones

The greatest tales are only told once. 

Twonkey’s Ten Year Twitch

Twonkey’s Ten Year Twitch

It’s Twonkey’s tenth year on the Fringe and he’s here to celebrate with a show that may or may not be the most baffling yet. 

Google Me

Google Me

Google Me is the new offering from 2018 Fringe debut comedian Eleanor Colville. 

Clothesline

Clothesline

Join UCL’s premiere utensil-based sketch group for their eighth year at the Fringe. 

Bring Back the 80s

Bring Back the 80s

Join award-winning comedian James Alderson as he takes a hilarious double A-sided trip down memory lane to see if it really is better now than in the 80s, before he gets much older… 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

‘Consistently boasting the most interesting line-ups in the country’ (Times). The best acts from the Fringe come and mooch about and make you laugh at midnight. 

Anna Nicholson: Get Happy

Anna Nicholson: Get Happy

Following her critically acclaimed debut show Woman of the Year, meet Anna’s brand-new characters and join some returning favourites all trying to Get Happy. 

Fat Blast and Crackers: 101 Sketches in 50 minutes!

Fat Blast and Crackers: 101 Sketches in 50 minutes!

How many comedy sketches does it take to screw in a light bulb? 30? 50?! 100?! Well we’ve gone one better, literally. 

Vince Atta: Massive Attack

Vince Atta: Massive Attack

‘Unfailingly entertaining!’ (Chortle. 

An Evening With Lee Trundle

An Evening With Lee Trundle

An Evening with Lee Trundle, with Francis Breen: Lee Trundle is cancelled. 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Award-winning storytelling. 

Feed Wolf Ice Cream: A Comedy Show About Death

Feed Wolf Ice Cream: A Comedy Show About Death

For those who want more from their comedy than one guy standing still on a stage with a microphone. 

Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders

Nina Gilligan – Broad Shoulders

Nina Gilligan has broad shoulders but where did they come from? Join her on a journey of discovery from her adoption (primarily for being ginger) to present-day search for her birt… 

Nick Everritt: The Deconstruction

Nick Everritt: The Deconstruction

Watch in awe as a man in a suit demonstrates his mastery of every genre of comedy. 

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

Mat Ewins: Actually Can I Have Eight Tickets Please?

‘I reiterate my request for a full refund and look forward to your theatre’s explanation [for] why you chose to market this show as suitable for 16-year-olds’ (Audience review). 

Mark and Haydn: Llaugh

Mark and Haydn: Llaugh

Sketch comedy double act Mark and Haydn have been described as ‘brilliant’ by their guardian. 

Keith Carter: Dog Man Stars

Keith Carter: Dog Man Stars

The recovering songwriter now hooked on happiness, the sketch show absurdist with an identity crisis and the deadpan(sexual), Manson Family-friendly entertainer: Keith Carter is do… 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Daniel Craig has pulled out of the next James Bond film. 

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends

The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends

Why do geese fly south for the winter? Why does it always rain on a bank holiday? What’s really inside an Oreo? You suggest the question, and watch as the myth of its origin comes … 

Harry Stachini – Tigers Don't Cry

Harry Stachini – Tigers Don't Cry

Harry Stachini, ‘a must-see act with oodles of onstage charm and compelling, inventive storytelling’ (Spotlight Comedy), invites you into the worlds of a rebellious classroom, an o… 

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

No script, Sherlock! Stars of the Edinburgh, Adelaide and Perth Fringes take you on a thrilling improvised romp through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villa… 

Will Penswick: Nørdic(k)

Will Penswick: Nørdic(k)

Will Penswick is Pætur Pætursson: a brooding, troubled detective and a semi-legendary DJ from the Faroe Islands who is going toe-to-toe with Scandinavia’s most dangerous criminal… 

Daniel Audritt: Better Man

Daniel Audritt: Better Man

Award-winning comedian, writer and co-creator of Comedy Central’s Modern Horror Stories, Daniel Audritt brings his much-anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. 

Matt Hobs BSc (Bristolian of Science)

Matt Hobs BSc (Bristolian of Science)

Matt Hobs is a proud Bristolian, Doctor of Science and silly sausage. 

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Naomi McDonald: Copycat

Impressionist, comedian and singer Naomi brings to life all your favourite stars in her brand-new show. 

Ignacio Lopez: EspañYOLO

Ignacio Lopez: EspañYOLO

Spain’s best export, Ignacio Lopez (as seen on BBC Sesh) slams Spanish and British culture in a relentlessly funny show about invasions, history and tapas. 

Nathan Roberts: Glowed Up

Nathan Roberts: Glowed Up

Glowed Up is an anecdotal anti-romcom from stand-up comedian Nathan Roberts. 

Jim Campbell: Beef

Jim Campbell: Beef

Jim Campbell descends from the infamous Scottish clan who inspired one of Game of Thrones’ most brutal moments. 

1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too Personal

1 Chick, 2 Dicks: 3 Americans Get Too Personal

How personal is too personal? What topics are off limits? American comedians Jeanne Whitney, Carter Morgan and Mike Lemme met in Paris trying to answer those very questions. 

Tamsyn Kelly: Petroc

Tamsyn Kelly: Petroc

Growing up on an estate near Lands End with a dangerous father and a disabled mother, Tamsyn dreamed of one day moving to London to become a total badass with enough money to buy f… 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A ninth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, quick wit and high energy hijinks from three of the circuit’s funniest performers. 

Daniel Nicholas: Lessons in Nostalgia

Daniel Nicholas: Lessons in Nostalgia

A stand-up game show. 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a sixth year with top TV comedians improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. 

Steff Todd: Reality Check

Steff Todd: Reality Check

Award-winning comedian, impressionist and internet sensation Steff Todd presents her debut solo show. 

James Bran: Hack

James Bran: Hack

Technology is making life easier, but at what cost? Join James Bran on a comedic exploration of phone addiction, privacy paranoia and his take on the “disruption” of democracy by a… 

Naz Osmanoglu – Scandinaveland

Naz Osmanoglu – Scandinaveland

Every case in Sweden is a cold case… Stand-up/sketch tycoon, Naz Osmanoglu, does true-crime Nordic noir (finally). 

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

Omar Ibrahim: Awokening

A presentation of visionary (ridiculous) ideas from an apocalyptic clown man. 

Could It Be Magic?

Could It Be Magic?

In a unique mix of mind-melting magic and bonkers character comedy, one performer plays four contestants in a hilarious and somewhat manic magic competition. 

The Octopus' Armpit and Other Songs I Stole from Parallel Universes

The Octopus' Armpit and Other Songs I Stole from Parallel Universes

I stole the hit songs that our favourite artists play in parallel universes. 

David Ephgrave: Niche - CANCELLED

David Ephgrave: Niche - CANCELLED

David’s not for everybody, but is being an acquired taste an advantage? And after 38 years on the planet, is this daily-blogging comic any closer to finding his niche? Among best j… 

George Rigden: Spooning with Uri

George Rigden: Spooning with Uri

As a child, George Rigden (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee 2017) was friends with Uri Geller for two years. 

The Golden Path

The Golden Path

I was nine when my Dad taught me to cycle. 

A Mad Ron Rhodes Show

A Mad Ron Rhodes Show

Uxbridge’s third hardest man: Mad Ron. 

The Russian Comedy Experience

The Russian Comedy Experience

Have you ever wondered: what is Russia like? Do they laugh there? Why is it run by a shirtless man on a horse? Let some of Russia’s finest comedians answer these questions and a fe… 

Spa Day

Spa Day

Escape from stress, forget about your failures and let Sam and Horatio indulge you in a world of well-being, rejuvenation and harrowing anecdotes about stress and failures. 

Chubby White's Variety Night

Chubby White's Variety Night

After three years of one-off genre-bending shows to sold-out crowds in Bristol, the cult smash Chubby White’s Variety Night make their Fringe debut. 

Sam Lake and Chloe Petts: Household Essentials

Sam Lake and Chloe Petts: Household Essentials

Sam Lake and Chloe Petts are Household Essentials. 

Tony Basnett: 28

Tony Basnett: 28

Debut show from AAA Late 2017 compere. 

Joe Jacobs: Grimefulness

Joe Jacobs: Grimefulness

Joe Jacobs is back like he left his car keys. 

The Dead Ducks: York du Soleil

The Dead Ducks: York du Soleil

The University of York’s Dead Ducks take to the Fringe with their brand-new sketch show: York du Soleil. 

You May Also Like

You May Also Like

A fully improvised show created using your favourite TV programmes. 

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve Bugeja: Single Mum

Steve helped his single mum find her Prince Charming all while learning his times tables. 

Morgan Rees and Riordan DJ: Coming to Terms

Morgan Rees and Riordan DJ: Coming to Terms

Coming to Terms is an hour of stand-up comedy featuring two award-nominated and winning acts. 

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

Laura McMahon and Will Hall: In Hindsight

As seen on BBC Three and Channel 4. 

Neon Hangover

Neon Hangover

A fast-paced hour of the cream of the up-and-coming crop! Sean Lynch (MTV’s Death Match), Ben Keenan (Amused Moose semi-finalist), Adam Elmi (SYTYF semi-finalist) and Kimberley Dat… 

2 Girls, 1 Cup... of Comedy

2 Girls, 1 Cup... of Comedy

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People) brings you a supersized cup of comedy with TV names, the very best new comedians and brilliant guest MCs. 

Andy Field's Funeral

Andy Field's Funeral

From BBC Radio 1’s The Andy Field Experience, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central’s Ones To Watch. 

Bart Freebairn: Maximum Delicious

Bart Freebairn: Maximum Delicious

Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom (nom) nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom nom. 

Legs

Legs

Legs* are what most humans stand on. 

Lydia Hirst: I'll Be Your Dog

Lydia Hirst: I'll Be Your Dog

Arrested and kicked out of France, this is a show about the misadventures of a comedian in the Calais Jungle. 

Jackman and Bones

Jackman and Bones

Lanky sketch duo Jackman and Bones debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with an hour of madcap, energetic, Oscar-worthy shenanigans, answering the questions you never knew you had: Is Doc… 

Alistair Williams: How to Lose Weight and Be Less Racist

Alistair Williams: How to Lose Weight and Be Less Racist

If the title of this show doesn’t let you know that Alistair Williams (as seen on Comedy Central) is a real stand up comedian, I don’t know what will. 

Tales of Whatever

Tales of Whatever

Northern powerhouse Tales of Whatever (@talesofwhatever) returns for 2019 with changing daily line-ups of seasoned Fringe comics and performers, all going off-script to share true … 

Josh Pugh: Maybe the Real Comedy Awards are the Friends We Made Along the Way

Josh Pugh: Maybe the Real Comedy Awards are the Friends We Made Along the Way

An hour of comedy and truth from English Comedian of the Year winner Josh Pugh. 

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Sanspants Radio present Plumbing the Death Star Live. 

Frank Foucault: Shoes

Frank Foucault: Shoes

On the second floor of The Caves, in an arched, brick room with streamers cascading down either side, stands Frank. 

InsTed Talks

InsTed Talks

Mark Vigil presents four characters, each delivering a Ted Talk sort of thing, ish. 

Artcoholic

Artcoholic

As you enter the cavernous, tunnel-like venue, the scene is set with cool music playing, whilst the stage is strewn with various artistic accoutrements: an easel, paints, brushes a… 

Playlight Robbery

Playlight Robbery

Wish you could see all the shows at the Fringe? Now you can – almost. 

Ella Woods: Wing Defence

Ella Woods: Wing Defence

A comedy show about sport by someone who hated it. 

Pigs in Residence

Pigs in Residence

Pigs in Residence is a comedy collective established in 2017 by comedians Arianna Beadie, Serafina Cusack and Steph Van Geete, who carefully curate line-ups to present the best and… 

You've Been Fringed

You've Been Fringed

Are you having a bad month? Us too. 

Niteskreen

Niteskreen

Once upon a time, British people would know they had to go to bed when the TV stopped showing programmes and started showing still images of the programmes they were going to show … 

Goodbye... I'm Leaving

Goodbye... I'm Leaving

It’s the hilarious frustration of a clown who tries to leave the stage but never manages to complete his departure. 

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We're Not Going Bowling?

Does That Mean We’re Not Going Bowling? may be the best debut comedy show at the Fringe this year. 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

‘Consistently boasting the most interesting line-ups in the country’ (Times). The best acts from the Fringe come and muck about and make you laugh at midnight. 

The Toon Coo'ncillor

The Toon Coo'ncillor

Witness the Cowgate’s famed flatulating resident let rip. Four times daily this boffing bovine releases its spectacular gaseous emissions. Just a load of hot air? You be the judge. 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Award-winning storytelling. 

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Tour With a Scottish Twist

Come join the brilliant Boogie Shoes Silent Disco on an immersive dance-walk through the crazy throngs of the Fringe. 

Junky Fam's Late-Night Funk Mega Sesh

Junky Fam's Late-Night Funk Mega Sesh

Junky Fam, Edinburgh’s summit of groove excellence, take the drums, bass and guitar to their limits in delivering the heaviest, hardest, fastest, weirdest funk you’ve ever heard. 

The Leeds Tealights: Souls for Sale

The Leeds Tealights: Souls for Sale

After their five-star run (TheWeeReview. 

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

Adam Rowe: Undeniable

What does it take to become undeniably good at what you do? Fresh from a sell-out UK tour; Liverpool Comedian of the Year winner and English Comedian of the Year nominee Adam Rowe,… 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

For a fourth killer year, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang! Armed with your suggestions, they weave together a brand-new film in the style of Britain’s favourite … 

Tom and Ollie in: One and a Half Men

Tom and Ollie in: One and a Half Men

Tom and Ollie are ‘creative, witty, sketchsmiths’ with ‘a sackful of promise’ (Chortle. 

Adele Cliff: Sheep

Adele Cliff: Sheep

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut hour, all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep. 

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

Sasha Ellen: No Man's Land

In 2010, the island of Herm (the Channel Islands’ smallest island) declared a state of emergency. 

Nathan Lang: The Stuntman

Nathan Lang: The Stuntman

The Stuntman returns after last year's sell-out run with his surreal off-the-wall tale of triumph. 

James Veitch's Work in Progress Show

James Veitch's Work in Progress Show

To make James Veitch better for you, he brings regular updates to improve speed and reliability. 

Andy Field the Love Tonight

Andy Field the Love Tonight

Since the end of the last Fringe, Andy Field has been keeping a diary full of his thoughts, feelings and silly ideas. 

Carabet

Carabet

Welcome to Carabet, a world furnished with creatures, characters and bizarre objects. 

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

The UK’s only courtroom-based improvised comedy is back for a sixth year. 

Rory Jones: Return of the Wizword

Rory Jones: Return of the Wizword

From the questionable mind of Rory Jones comes a show of galactic proportions. 

The Kinkens

The Kinkens

Kinkens is old Scots for the evasive answers to the questions of overly curious children. 

Tom GK – Hearing Loss: The Musical

Tom GK – Hearing Loss: The Musical

Are you, or someone you love, pretending you’re not losing your hearing? Well at 31, Tom GK is losing his. 

Michael Hackett: The Late Mike Show

Michael Hackett: The Late Mike Show

How did this dentist get arrested by armed police? Want to hear the story of all stories? This is it! After a sell-out world tour and release of his bestselling book Gobsmacked, Mi… 

Josh Pugh: The Changingman

Josh Pugh: The Changingman

Josh Pugh: The Changingman. 

Lou Conran: At Least I'm Not Dog Poo Darren

Lou Conran: At Least I'm Not Dog Poo Darren

There’s always someone worse off than you, isn’t there? Someone that you regularly thank your lucky stars that you’re not like. 

Alice Marshall: The Strike

Alice Marshall: The Strike

Winner of the 2017 Brighton Fringe Best Comedy Award, critically acclaimed character comedian Alice Marshall returns with a brand-new show. 

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

More perverted, more depressed, more jokes. 

Dirty White Boys: Manners

Dirty White Boys: Manners

The award-winning sketch duo is back to bring their trademark high-energy nonsense to a variety of news topics. 

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

I Can Make You Feel Good. By Comparison.

A beatboxing and storytelling comedy show. 

Rob Auton: The Talk Show

Rob Auton: The Talk Show

This is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking. 

Andy Storey: Awkward

Andy Storey: Awkward

‘It’s difficult I think, being a human person. 

Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess

Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess

Fifty-eight minutes of jokes from one of the UK comedy scene’s most vaginary binaries. 

Bread and Geller: Prime Time

Bread and Geller: Prime Time

Step aside Ricky and Bianca, there’s a new duo in town. 

Sam Russell: Lucky Bastard

Sam Russell: Lucky Bastard

Married to a corporate lawyer, owner of a pitch perfect Elmo impression and being the very definition of straight, white, male privilege. 

James Meehan – Gaz

James Meehan – Gaz

2017. 

Sèayoncè

Sèayoncè

‘Do you believe in love. 

A Comedy Brunch 2

A Comedy Brunch 2

Breakfast of champions? Brunch of runner-ups. 

Lily Lovett and Patrick Monahan: Date Night

Lily Lovett and Patrick Monahan: Date Night

Join Lily and Patrick at the premiere of their brand new, live dating show that connects singles and tests couples. 

Jordan Gray: People Change

Jordan Gray: People Change

On April 1st 2017, following a 10 year career in the music biz, recording artist Jordan Gray announced a sudden and surprise leap into stand-up comedy. 

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 - CANCELLED

Nathan Cassidy: If I Caused the Financial Crash of 2008 - CANCELLED

Award-winning comedian and ex-banker’s explosive show exposes the secrets behind the 2008 crash. 

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll

Maddie Campion: 20 Uses for a Lovedoll

Maddie Campion has always wanted to be in a double act. 

This Is Your Trial (FF)

This Is Your Trial (FF)

The family-friendly version of the UK’s only comedy court returns with a new venue! An improvised show where Steve Bennett invites top comedians to be lawyers, prosecuting and defe… 

John and Claire Lenahan – Loud & Louder

John and Claire Lenahan – Loud & Louder

Prepare for loud and get ready for louder with some shouty thrown in for good measure. 

Alistair Williams: Great White Male

Alistair Williams: Great White Male

People have never been more scared to say what they really think. 

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Hot Mess: Bezzie Mates

Max and Anna filmed themselves writing silly sketches for a year to make sure they didn’t miss a trick. 

Famous First Words

Famous First Words

The devilishly addictive live music experience is back! Join TV presenters and best friends Tim and Gendle for their high-paced game that gives you a show and a party rolled into o… 

Will Hall: Netflix and Will

Will Hall: Netflix and Will

Forty-five minutes of free (or £5 guaranteed entry) stand-up from a comedian who’s fresh out of the Cambridge Footlights and hoping this isn’t all a terrible mistake. 

The Kagools: Kula

The Kagools: Kula

Multi award-winning physical comedy duo, The Kagools, are unstoppable as they propel silent comedy into the 21st century with pure joy, anarchic buffoonery and unique 'wit and ima… 

Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

Neil O'Rourke and Patrick Spicer: Cool Dude Island

Stand-up comedians Neil O’Rourke (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 finalist) and Patrick Spicer (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 nominee) are (p)residents of the coolest… 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Show about family, taking risks and embracing change. 

Hoo-Ha!

Hoo-Ha!

What happens when the beguiling meets the bewildered? When the underwhelmed meets the overexcited? A whole lot of hoo-ha, that’s what. 

Happy Zappy Hour! For Troopers

Happy Zappy Hour! For Troopers

Being present and authentic in the moment, it’s all he’s ever wanted to be but the world had other ideas. 

I Am Ross Smith

I Am Ross Smith

On March 20th, 7:13pm. 

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… 

Alex Hylton: Everybody's Different and I'm the Same

Alex Hylton: Everybody's Different and I'm the Same

Alex Hylton is unique. 

Best of Irish Comedian of the Year

Best of Irish Comedian of the Year

Totally sold-out shows across the globe. 

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders: Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee

Agenda Benders presents Witty Gritty Bitty Fitty Committee. 

Bodily

Bodily

Ever wondered how to get the most out of the desolate obelisk that is your body? Using paint, placards and xylophone sticks, Ian Lane takes you on an annotated, colour-coded and po… 

BEASTS

BEASTS

They’re raw. 

Henning Wehn: Get on With It

Henning Wehn: Get on With It

Surely the German Comedy Ambassador hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Come and find out. 

Claire Ford: Unboxed

Claire Ford: Unboxed

Feel like you're stuck outside the box? Then how do you think inside it? Through heartfelt storytelling, clowning and double-walled chipboard, Unboxed promises more 'brilliant, u… 

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

Jake Howie: Read My Lips

They say a loose pair of lips could sink a ship, but you’ve gotta talk truth to give reality a flip. 

Best of English Comedian of the Year

Best of English Comedian of the Year

As discovered at Murrayfield, Wimbledon and Russia, the English aren’t used to winning. 

Empathetically Challenged

Empathetically Challenged

People want others to care about them too much. 

Steve Bugeja: Almost

Steve Bugeja: Almost

Voted at school ‘Most Likely to be Forgotten’. 

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Anna Nicholson: Woman of the Year

Meet the nominees for Woman of the Year in Anna Nicholson’s debut character-comedy show. 

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Jacob Hatton: Ozymandias

Megastar millennial messiah, thinkfluencer and idiot Jacob Hatton (BBC Radio 4, Soho Theatre Young Company) cordially invites you to a riotous morning of stand-up, sketches and sil… 

The Neighbours Are Worried

The Neighbours Are Worried

Ever worried about the noises coming from next door? Meet the neighbours! Akin Omobitan, Max Turner Prize winner 2017 and Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year finalist… 

Luxury Split Bill

Luxury Split Bill

Ange Lavoipierre and Jane Watt have prepared a luxurious hour of stand up comedy. 

David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall

David Ephgrave: My Part in His Downfall

The 1991 holiday camp talent show winner, frontman of Best Hertfordshire Band 1998 and Most Promising Student 2002 pinpoints where things went wrong. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

An eighth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit’s funniest perform… 

Curse of the Mummy

Curse of the Mummy

To fully appreciate Curse of the Mummy, one cannot take it seriously as a musical or a drama, which may have been a source of contention amongst some audience members on the night … 

Data Night

Data Night

Data Night is a fun, frothy feminist fable mixing clever and silly in the same test tube. 

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Super Cally Fragile Lipstick

Forty something years into a lifetime of looking great but feeling fake, Cally Beaton is ready to come out about her double life in her hilarious brand-new stand-up show, Super Cal… 

Cat FM

Cat FM

The zombie apocalypse rages outside, but we are relatively safe and quite warm in the last bastion of civilisation – a radio station run by two cats. 

Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans

Jessica Fostekew: The Silence of the Nans

There are comedians that are laugh out loud funny, every couple of minutes a big laugh; but the stuff in between is dead air and tumbleweed. 

Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland

Popular Comedian Rob Mulholland

Rob Mulholland assures us that he’s a popular comedian and then launches into a tirade against the so-called middle class comedians who sell out at the Fringe. 

The Obscurist

The Obscurist

Jokes can be heard anywhere, but for comedy fans who want more bang for their buck, The Obscurist is the show to see this summer. 

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

Sandra Hale presents herself as kind of a Bad Grandma type. 

David Huntsberger: Big Nothingness

David Huntsberger: Big Nothingness

David Huntsberger’s stand-up show is problematic as a comedy show as it has very little resembling a joke. 

Kids With Beards: Fandango!

Kids With Beards: Fandango!

The beardy babes are back, baby! Atop broomstick horses we ride, offering up unto you Fandango! – an hour of surreal, stupid, knee-slappin’ sketches that’ll make you scream Y… 

Bad Habits

Bad Habits

Join the 18th-century’s wildest nuns as they act out the story of their Mother Superior: a young lady forced to don increasingly ridiculous disguises to seduce the same man over … 

Tom Mayhew: Fragile Fragments

Tom Mayhew: Fragile Fragments

Tom Mayhew’s charmingly awkward persona hides a fantastic alternative comic mind. 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Returning for yet another year at the Fringe Impromptu Shakespeare bring us a fun little romp of an hour, packed a plenty with witty one-liners and every Shakespearean trope under … 

Gayshit

Gayshit

If I were to condense this review into a single word, it would unfortunately have to be the title. 

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall: Blood

Alice Marshall is a master of character comedy. 

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

It’s incredibly hard to place Rob Auton’s new show at the Edinburgh Fringe but then again, it’s hard to place Rob Auton. 

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

Pity Laughs: A Tale of Two Gays

This show is so much more than a tale of two gays: it is a tale of success. 

I See You – Live

I See You – Live

Stand-up comedian Sam Gore has been taking down celebrities and politicians with his cutting, satirical, absurdist diatribes on Facebook since 2014 and garnered over fifty thousand… 

Trevor Feelgood: Sold Out (But Tickets Still Available)

Trevor Feelgood: Sold Out (But Tickets Still Available)

The king of late-night comedy is back. 

Bill Beteet: If You Feel Like Killing Yourself, Call Me

Bill Beteet: If You Feel Like Killing Yourself, Call Me

Bill Beteet, a Laugh Factory comedian from Chicago, will lead you through an existential comedic journey that will have you laugh about life, love, and your inevitable death. 

The Love of Stationery

The Love of Stationery

‘I collect bags of sugar from cafes and restaurants I’m in. 

Arna Spek: Museum Piece

Arna Spek: Museum Piece

Greet the midnight hour with Dutch comedian Arna Spek and special guests. 

F*ck Me Like Dry Vegetable

F*ck Me Like Dry Vegetable

With over a decade’s experience in the casino industry, Matthew Harrison reveals his hand on what really goes on inside a gambler’s paradise. 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Following 2016’s Edinburgh Fringe sell-out, CSI returns with its improvised, witty and absurd murder mystery. 

Infant Hercules

Infant Hercules

Loud, outspoken and very accessible political comedy from a Northern working-class prospective. 

Being Hueman Being

Being Hueman Being

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Edinburgh, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. 

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Have you ever dreamt about what it would be like to escape Debra from accounting? Bob from payroll? Candice from HR? Leave your life behind and start anew? Michelle went from sling… 

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly. 

Daniel Cook: For Money

Daniel Cook: For Money

Money. 

Maria Shehata: Wisdomless

Maria Shehata: Wisdomless

Having moved 5,437 miles for love, award-winning Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata presents her debut hour of playfully sardonic stand-up. 

I Hate Myself So People Will Like Me (and Other Strategies for Success)

I Hate Myself So People Will Like Me (and Other Strategies for Success)

A show for anyone who ever worried they weren’t normal. 

The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show

The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show

Daddy and Beeje, two self-absorbed, dysfunctional TV presenters, are getting ready for their live chat show. 

We Are Not Afraid

We Are Not Afraid

These ‘improvising geniuses’ (FunnyWomen. 

Digital Fart from the Neo-Archaic Futureland (Russia)

Digital Fart from the Neo-Archaic Futureland (Russia)

Is Putin’s Russia in fact a closer-than-it-looks, post-fact global future? Can it be avoided? And are we really that different? Fringe’s first Russian alternative comedian, Oleg, c… 

Pamela DeMenthe Presents: Sticky Digits

Pamela DeMenthe Presents: Sticky Digits

Ever wanted to know how to break into the world of erotic fiction? Self-published erotic authoress, Pamela DeMenthe, is throbbing her way to Edinburgh to present her hotly anticipa… 

Good Vibes

Good Vibes

Heather Shaw and Olga Koch present a high-octane hour of one-liners, personal anecdotes and, most importantly, good vibes! Many people like to party but only the chosen few really … 

Laugh, Why Don’t You? A Sketch Show by Fish Pie!

Laugh, Why Don’t You? A Sketch Show by Fish Pie!

Offbeat sketchlings Fish Pie! permit you to disregard political satire, a cappella groups and men noticing things then pausing for laughter in favour of compulsory mirth. 

Two Plus Ones: Huge Night In

Two Plus Ones: Huge Night In

Raucous, fraternal comedy from award-winning sketch trio. 

Orwell that Ends Well

Orwell that Ends Well

Lolly (Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe) explores our digital footprint in her third satirical stand-up show. 

Focus On: Lola and Jo

Focus On: Lola and Jo

Are you an 18 to 80-year-old employed or unemployed middle-income earner, from an urban or rural area who shops online or in store? Ambitious fame-hungry comedians Lola and Jo want… 

Emotional Terrorism

Emotional Terrorism

In this one woman show, Ellyn Daniels takes us on an intoxicating ride from Orlando to Togo, from ballet to bulimia, from walking the runways of Paris to blacking out in Hollywood … 

Harriet Kemsley: Bad at Doing

Harriet Kemsley: Bad at Doing

Multi award-winning stand-up and absolute mess Harriet Kemsley has survived another year and returns with her best show yet. 

Wretched

Wretched

Richard Stott was born lopsided. 

Bristol Revunions: Glass

Bristol Revunions: Glass

Bristol Revunions are a surreal, playful, energetic bunch of sketch comedians that have put together a brand-new show for you, full of original funny material. 

Wake Up and Deirdrealize

Wake Up and Deirdrealize

A hilarious, outlandish character romp, guaranteed to take you on the most thrilling ride of your life. 

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

The Delightful Sausage: Cold Hard Cache

Cold Hard Cache is the debut comedy adventure from double act The Delightful Sausage – AKA Chris Cantrill, ‘Simple and bizarre punchlines with unerring skill’ ***** (EdFestMa… 

Nicola Cross – Tracey Tracey

Nicola Cross – Tracey Tracey

Everybody has a shadow side. 

Caroline Mabey: Quetzals

Caroline Mabey: Quetzals

Caroline’s memory isn’t what it once was. 

Micky P Kerr is Lay-Z

Micky P Kerr is Lay-Z

Leeds-based comedian, musician and social commentator Micky P Kerr has been hotly tipped for stardom. 

Damien Slash: Demographic

Damien Slash: Demographic

When an innovation guru is faced with the problem of death, drastic attempts to innovate his way out of the problem result in a catastrophic shattering of the matrix. 

Unreal

Unreal

Silly, surreal and cerebral stand-up from two rising stars, one the winner of So You Think You’re Funny 2016 the other who should be commended for his persistence. 

Sweet Things

Sweet Things

An hour of comedy from two up-and-comers, Micky Overman – ‘a keen comic mind’ (Chortle. 

Alex Kealy: The Art of the Keal

Alex Kealy: The Art of the Keal

Watch a ‘marvellous stand-up’ (Skinny) funnify the slow-motion explosion that is 2017 liberal democracy. 

Jonny Awsum: Honey, I Promised the Kid

Jonny Awsum: Honey, I Promised the Kid

Jonny Awsum promised his daughter he’d play live on stage at the O2. 

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

Award-winning improvisers The Maydays present this skin-prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations of Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket an… 

The Naz Show

The Naz Show

Heavyweight sketch maestro (WitTank) and award winning stand-up veteran, Naz, charges back to the Burgh to punch out his first solo sketch show. 

David Trent: Here's Your Future

David Trent: Here's Your Future

Take a deep breath and join me on a multimedia rampage. 

Scott Barnett: Quantumly Entangled With a Blobfish

Scott Barnett: Quantumly Entangled With a Blobfish

Quite possibly the best/only show about blobfish you’ll ever see. 

Homo Disco

Homo Disco

Homo Disco is a disco dance party for all who want to act a fool to camp classics. Dance into the early hours with drag queens and more. Get your tickets fast. 

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

Matt was a DJ (Secret Garden Party, tracks played on XFM), then a doctor, but he decided that was making his parents too proud, so now he’s a comedian. 

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go

Ninety-four word limit? Well, better not waste any. 

Brendon Lemon, Prophet of Doom

Brendon Lemon, Prophet of Doom

Based on his 2016 prediction of Trump’s election during his last special, Prophet of Doom is award-winning Chicago-based stand-up Brendon Lemon’s examination of the absurd nature o… 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Following killer runs in 2015 and 2016, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang! Armed with your suggestions, they weave together a brand-new film in the style of Brit… 

Gary Tro: SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

Gary Tro: SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

This is a show for everyone who feels a lack of fulfilment. 

David Ephgrave: Now Who's a Comedian?

David Ephgrave: Now Who's a Comedian?

At 36, David is still unable to function in society. 

Leeds Tealights: Fix Us

Leeds Tealights: Fix Us

Winners of the 2015 Derek Award for Best Sketch Show, the Tealights are back, presenting an hour of fast-paced, absurd comedy in their brand-new show, Fix Us. 

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Dirty White Boys: Stupid

Imaginative, imbalanced and imbecilic sketch duo Dirty White Boys are proud to present a brand-new show for 2017! The boys bring their trademark fast-paced idiocy to a whole new se… 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Family-friendly sample show of different shows within the venue’s 14 performance spaces. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A seventh year at the Edinburgh Festival! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit’s funniest performers, ho… 

Alistair Williams: Food

Alistair Williams: Food

This is the story of how changing the food you eat changes your life. 

Robin Morgan: Free Man

Robin Morgan: Free Man

A very well-structured and well-performed show, delivered from a fantastic up-and-coming comedian. 

Komischer

Komischer

Is Komischer, starring Doug Walker, of Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised fame, too clever for it’s own good?This one-man sketch show, with a yoghurt-based theme runn… 

Mixed Doubles: Fundraiser

Mixed Doubles: Fundraiser

Quartet, Mixed Doubles, have brought a comedy sketch show to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, framed with four peculiar characters from the peaceful UKIP-voting Middle England villa… 

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds

A History, w Nowell Edmurnds is a surreal examination of celebrity culture which is by turns extraordinarily captivating and deeply funny. 

Amanda and Madi: Buffering

Amanda and Madi: Buffering

What links a pensioner pick-up artiste, single malt, vlogging and flies? Nothing. 

The Happening

The Happening

What’s for breakfast today? Another stand-up show? Or instead a connective journey through mind/body, love/loss, power/vulnerability, sound/silence and timeful/timelessness? Imme… 

Call of Dudey

Call of Dudey

Fringe newcomers, Dude Looks Like A Lady, bring their award-winning sketch show to Edinburgh with heaps of enthusiasm, a fluctuating quality of comedy and an abundance of false (an… 

Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda

The Australian outback, a French sheep and a lonely convict on the run. 

Travels With Autism

Travels With Autism

Jay has Asperger’s, so he lacks empathy. 

The Invention of Acting

The Invention of Acting

Sheep Soup in association with Nottingham’s BAFTA award-winning Television Workshop is back with a brand new sketch show. 

Kids With Beards: The Curse of the Secret Ham

Kids With Beards: The Curse of the Secret Ham

The Brighton-based beardy babes are back, baby. 

Funny Women Awards 2016: Regional Final

Funny Women Awards 2016: Regional Final

The Funny Women Awards have left a massive impression on the UK comedy map, with previous winners and finalists including Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Kerry Godli… 

Impromptu Shakespeare

Impromptu Shakespeare

Every single audience member is given a ping pong ball with Shakespearean tropes written on them upon entry. 

Mostly David Ephgrave

Mostly David Ephgrave

David Ephgrave enters the room in an endearing manner, commanding the audience’s attention with music and his upbeat persona. 

Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn

Glenn Moore: Glengarry Glen Glenn

To borrow from one of Glenn Moore’s own references, this show is a tale of two cities. 

Joe's NYC Bar

Joe's NYC Bar

Interactive theatre is a tricky beast. 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

‘Consistently boasting some of the most interesting line ups in the country’ (Times). 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Family friendly showcase of different performers within the venue’s 14 spaces. 

Jacob Hatton: Dreams of FitzRoy and Londis

Jacob Hatton: Dreams of FitzRoy and Londis

Attention all shipping. 

Dig the New Breed

Dig the New Breed

Just the Tonic Comedy Club showcases the best of the new talent from the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Paul Johnson: The Cool Kids

Paul Johnson: The Cool Kids

Comedian Paul Johnson guides his two sons through first loves, playground fights, youth sports and the timeless longing to fit in and be one of the cool kids – an urge Paul still… 

Huge Davies and Sam Lake: Joking Hazard

Huge Davies and Sam Lake: Joking Hazard

Huge is a musical comedian from Asia. 

The Star Factory

The Star Factory

Enthused? Inspired? Vibing? You love the Fringe, so participate! Precocious poppy or shrinking violet, you could be on stage making mediocre scripts into something great. 

The Leeds Tealights: Tension

The Leeds Tealights: Tension

Winners of the 2015 Derek award for Best Sketch Show, the Tealights return with Tension. 

Ruby Thomas: Chick

Ruby Thomas: Chick

What do a filthy aristocrat, a gynaecologist, a vlogger, a dominatrix and you have in common? Limescale. 

Morning After

Morning After

Gabby is nearly 30 and has achieved absolutely nothing apart from a string of failed relationships, a lot of debt and a few unwelcome pets along the way. 

Banging Fun Stuff

Banging Fun Stuff

The Cutlery Crew wants everyone to have fun, feel uplifted and bang stuff joyfully. 

Henning Wehn: Westphalia is Not an Option

Henning Wehn: Westphalia is Not an Option

German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn is back at the Caves and like every year, Westphalia is not an option. 

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

Based on the six degrees of separation concept, all actors are said to be linked to Kevin Bacon in less than six steps. 

Cook and Davies: Do Not Leave This Room

Cook and Davies: Do Not Leave This Room

Winner – Best Comedy, Moors Theatre Awards! Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off finalists! Sketch comedy duo, frequent enemies and occasional friends Cook and Davies find themsel… 

Adventure Quest

Adventure Quest

Adventure Quest is a dark comedy modelled on the style of old-school Sierra On-Line computer adventure games. 

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future

Lynn Ruth Miller: This is Your Future

Lynn Ruth Miller is the poster girl for growing old disgracefully. 

Dirty White Boys

Dirty White Boys

As yet undiscovered comedians, Chazz Redhead and Jack Robertson love making jokes almost as much as they hate each other. 

Danielle Ward: Seventeen

Danielle Ward: Seventeen

Being a teenager in the 90s was hard (is your favourite band Blur, Oasis or Throbbing Gristle?), but now there’s a whole new set of things to worry about. 

Around the World

Around the World

New York-based Irish comedian Colum Tyrrell brings you the best international acts from around the world. 

Daniel Nicholas: Scripted

Daniel Nicholas: Scripted

A madcap stand-up hour that bats around from interactive games to surreal one-liners and some longer bits. 

Sooz Kempner – A Bit of a Character

Sooz Kempner – A Bit of a Character

Following 2015’s Character Activist, Funny Women Variety Award winner Sooz Kempner is back with four more characters/figments of her imagination for you to meet. 

Stephen Bailey: Nation's Sweetheart

Stephen Bailey: Nation's Sweetheart

The Amused Moose Comedy Award Best Show Nominee and ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with one of his infamous gossips as he continues on his quest to become the nation… 

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Revan and Fennell: Fan Club

Award-winning double act, Revan and Fennell, return to the Fringe after making their critically acclaimed Edinburgh debut last year. 

The Miserables

The Miserables

Claire hates her job. 

A Poke in the Eye

A Poke in the Eye

Do your other senses get stronger? Is it wrong to fancy your doctor? Will I get a new eye that shoots lasers? Just some of the questions our heroine answers whilst telling us how s… 

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

Simon Plotkin is Gerald Galbraith: Troubadour

What do you do when your singing partner vanishes? For twee Scottish children’s entertainer, Gerald Wee Gerry Hoots Galbraith, he grew a beard and went full art folk. 

Richard Brown: Stop, Children, What's That Sound? Everybody Look, It's Richard Brown!

Richard Brown: Stop, Children, What's That Sound? Everybody Look, It's Richard Brown!

Intelligent, alternative comedy from one of Scotland’s rising stars. 

The Kagools

The Kagools

Fresh from their hit Australian tour, UK silent comedy duo, The Kagools, return to Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Late Night With Boabby Roaster Show

The Late Night With Boabby Roaster Show

From award-winning character comedians Andrew McBurney (SYTYF finalist 2013) and Jack Kirwan, plus filmmaker Damien Hyde, comes a dark, original and very funny live show. 

The Terrible Tale of Dr F

The Terrible Tale of Dr F

This is the way the world ends. 

Adam Rowe: Bittersweet Little Lies

Adam Rowe: Bittersweet Little Lies

Although still in his early 20s, newcomer Adam is already one of the most sought after acts in the country and is fast becoming a favourite at the UK’s biggest comedy clubs and f… 

Walnut Sanchez and the Macaroni Saga

Walnut Sanchez and the Macaroni Saga

From a mind behind 2015’s Footlights International Tour Show Love Handles, and 2014’s Fringe hit The Canon: A Literary Sketch Show, comes a two-man whirlwind of whimsical storytell… 

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

Shaken Not Stirred: The Improvised James Bond Film

After a blockbuster 2015, Alexander Fox and Dom O’Keefe are back with a bang. 

Harriet Kemsley: The Girl on the Wrong Train

Harriet Kemsley: The Girl on the Wrong Train

Multi award-winning idiot Harriet Kemsley keeps making mistakes and she might be about to make the biggest one of her life. 

Five Go Off on One!

Five Go Off on One!

Who is that strange Frenchman signalling from the island? What’s in Aunt Fanny’s famous fish pie? Has anyone actually seen Timmy? The Famous Five are back! Shedload presents Robert… 

Bristol Revunions: Dolce Vita

Bristol Revunions: Dolce Vita

The Bristol Revunions are back at the Fringe for the eighth year running and they bring you the Dolce Vita. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A sixth family-friendly year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit’s fu… 

He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's Daniel Cook

He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's Daniel Cook

A stand-up show based on a true story about how a man (me) went from being an idiot to a (spoiler alert) Nobel Peace Prize winner. 

Danny Deegan is Taller Than Jesus, More Visible Than God

Danny Deegan is Taller Than Jesus, More Visible Than God

Join Danny as he goes through a year that has seen him dumped by his girlfriend on the set of a BBC drama, nearly get beaten up by his dad, discover internet dating, have a health … 

4 Minute Warning

4 Minute Warning

Armageddon is imminent. 

Rights and Responsibilities (or How a Horse Was Tried for Murder)

Rights and Responsibilities (or How a Horse Was Tried for Murder)

A horse tried for murder? A nonsensical idea, surely? Well not after the great Animal Rights and Responsibilities Act 2031 is passed into law. 

Happily Never After

Happily Never After

A dark and twisted musical tale inspired by the warped imaginations of film director Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Beetlejuice) and the Brothers Grimm. 

Minky: A Sketch Show

Minky: A Sketch Show

Minky [mijnki] 1. 

Taylor Glenn: A Billion Days of Parenthood

Taylor Glenn: A Billion Days of Parenthood

Honest, unflinching and delightfully dark: the award-winning American comedian tackles everything from prenatal pandas to postnatal depression in a tale about surviving the never-e… 

Simon Feilder: Die Trying

Simon Feilder: Die Trying

Manchild autocorrect nightmare Feilder returns after his ‘delightful debut hour’ **** (Metro), with another hot batch of jokes, films, sounds and stupidity. 

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Bearpit Podcast (Podcast) Gala Show

Live podcast recording and variety show in aid of Peruvian Kettle Syndrome. 

Jim Smallman: My Girls

Jim Smallman: My Girls

There’s something refreshing about seeing a stand-up show with a title that accurately reflects the content of the act. 

Bristol Revunions: Cream

Bristol Revunions: Cream

The Bristol Revunions are a first class example of what a student sketch comedy show can be. 

Twisted Loaf Present Stale Mate

Twisted Loaf Present Stale Mate

Libby Northedge begins Twisted Loaf: Stale Mate on her hands and knees, crawling onto the darkened stage, starkers but for her underwear, smudged make-up, and a pair of glittery hi… 

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour

Swingerella's Wrecking Ball World Tour

Swingerella used to be Cinderella until her last Prince Charming got her self-harming and she became Swingerella – goddess of fabulousness and high priestess of voodoo. 

501 Things I Do in My Bedroom

501 Things I Do in My Bedroom

Nicola Wren’s one-woman show describes the hundreds of modern-day anxieties we all face in the dating world due to social media and technology. 

Breakfast Epiphanies

Breakfast Epiphanies

Wealth and fame haven’t yet been bestowed on young Irish comedian Cormac Friel. 

That Pair: Letting It Go

That Pair: Letting It Go

Sketch duo That Pair offer warped children’s entertainment that all adults can enjoy. 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric is a friendly, unassuming man whose Tales of the Sea take you through his time spent on submarines in the Royal Navy. 

Your Aunt Fanny

Your Aunt Fanny

Your Aunt Fanny have been performing their unique brand of comedy throughout the North East to sellout audiences since 2013. 

The Leeds Tealights: Discuss

The Leeds Tealights: Discuss

The Leeds Tealights show off considerable performance skills in this slickly choreographed, highly creative, and frequently fantastic hour of sketch comedy. 

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Brilliantly acted and superbly written, Bismillah! is one of the best shows I have ever seen at the Fringe or anywhere else. 

Kids With Beards present... ¡Niños Con Barbas TV!

Kids With Beards present... ¡Niños Con Barbas TV!

It’s been a big year for Kids With Beards. 

Book of Love

Book of Love

Book of Love is without a doubt a special show: Lindsay Benner is sexy, silly and completely charming. 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Bill shows (where the show is made up of several guest acts) can be a mixed bag especially when the format is to showcase one venue’s acts from across their programme. 

All Our Friends Are Dead

All Our Friends Are Dead

When Norris – one half of the outstanding comedy duo Norris and Parker (Katie Norris and Sinead Parker, directed by Lucia Fox) – learns that she was lured here labouring under … 

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens follows the unfolding story of a group of misfits working the infamous den of iniquity – Saucy Jacks space bar. 

Sam and Helen: Out There

Sam and Helen: Out There

I’m pretty certain this is the first comedy show I’ve ever been to with an audience dance break. 

Bill Hicks: Dark Poet

Bill Hicks: Dark Poet

Based upon the life of the influential and acerbic comedian, Bill Hicks: Dark Poet is a fusion between traditional storytelling monodrama and modern stand-up. 

Pelican: A Sketch Show

Pelican: A Sketch Show

‘The epitome of bizarre hilarity and joyous absurdity’ ***** (Tab. 

We're Not Dogs

We're Not Dogs

What is love? Is it the crazy infatuations of our teenage years, the strength to make a failing marriage work or the instant bond between parent and child? Or is it something else,… 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Just the Tonic Comedy Club – Midnight Show

Come and witness one of the greatest late-night mixed bill shows on offer. 

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Comedy Death: Comics Talking About Their Worst Gigs

Javier Jarquin hosts guest comedians baring all and telling you about their worst, soul destroying times on stage. 

Simon Caine Presents Buddhism and Cats

Simon Caine Presents Buddhism and Cats

If you got your idea of adulthood from F. 

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram: Something to Declare

Daphna Baram, an Israeli human rights lawyer turned journalist, a bleeding heart and an inadvertent anthropologist of British life gets herself leave to remain in the UK, builds a … 

Aatif Nawaz: Muslims Do it 5 Times a Day

Aatif Nawaz: Muslims Do it 5 Times a Day

Can comedy change Western misconceptions about Islam? Join Aatif as he makes his Edinburgh Fringe debut with a show that drew critical acclaim and packed houses to the Leicester Sq… 

Annie McGrath and Nico Tatarowicz #Pray4AnnieAndNico

Annie McGrath and Nico Tatarowicz #Pray4AnnieAndNico

Annie has the face of an angel and the mouth of a gutter. 

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

Just the Tonic Comedy Club

‘At the end of a long day’s Fringe-going, this club is Just the Tonic’ (Scotsman). 

Micky Bartlett: Narcissilly

Micky Bartlett: Narcissilly

Micky Bartlett is back at the Edinburgh Festival with his new show Narcissilly. 

UCL Graters - 2015: A Sketch Odyssey

UCL Graters - 2015: A Sketch Odyssey

Following sell-out performances in 2014, UCL Graters, University College London’s award-winning comedy group, returns to the Fringe with a fresh hour of sketches. 

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

Huntington & Hutt: Insignificant Other

What connects Monmouthshire, the efficacy of Lucozade, and leviathan-lunged pop princess Adele? Absolutely nothing. 

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

LetLuce in Sea Men (A Naval Tale)

Charmingly anarchic breakthrough duo LetLuce were wholly responsible for 2014 word of mouth hit Show Pony. 

Jellybean Martinez: Mr Saturday Night TV

Jellybean Martinez: Mr Saturday Night TV

Back in the day, Saturday night TV was the thing to stay in for. 

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Katia Kvinge: 140 Karakters

Scottish BAFTA nominated character comedian Katia Kvinge (as seen on BBC, MTV and Channel 4) hits Edinburgh with her fast-paced, one-woman, multi-character, debut hour comedy show!… 

Coughing Sheep

Coughing Sheep

Desperately hunting last minute leading man, Lucy Frederick reluctantly presents her father, keen rambler and tropical fish enthusiast Peter Henderson in the lost Russian classic C… 

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

2 Girls, 1 Cup of Comedy

Funny Women Finalists 2014: Sam Baines and Helen Sorren bring you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe. 

Mat Ewins: Day Job

Mat Ewins: Day Job

For 30 years Ewins has been the top sales rep at the Plymouth Pie Factory. 

Last Call for Providence

Last Call for Providence

‘The damn sea rolls on as it always has. 

Johnny and the Raindrops Play Gigs for Cool Kids!

Johnny and the Raindrops Play Gigs for Cool Kids!

Get ready for a perfect afternoon of musical fun! Johnny and the Raindrops are a sensational family friendly live band who play jump up and down, rocking and rolling, can’t sit d… 

Dicing With Dr Death

Dicing With Dr Death

There have only ever been nine Dr Deaths, but with most of his namesakes dead, and the Russian serving 12 life sentences in Siberia, Australia’s own euthanasia doctor Philip Nits… 

Lunchtime of Champions

Lunchtime of Champions

From the writers of the Footlights International Tour Show 2014 comes a triumphantly fun new double act. 

Moj Taylor Is in: The Pursuit of Crappiness

Moj Taylor Is in: The Pursuit of Crappiness

Born out of 500 talks to students about what they want from life, Moj Taylor is seriously in the pursuit of crappiness. 

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

A fifth family friendly year at the Fringe! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit’s funniest comedians, h… 

Gamer Gamer

Gamer Gamer

Award-winning comedians play classic, rare and brand new videogames in the battle to become Edinburgh’s Games Master. 

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

A man who’s recently had a heart transplant thinks that his new heart is talking to him. 

Latex and Roses

Latex and Roses

An hour of unapologetic satirical sketches performed by QMU ComSoc, a group who blended together would create the ethnicity of off-white. 

Joy is the Enemy of Progress

Joy is the Enemy of Progress

Are you happy? No, of course not. 

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Error 404

“Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family. 

Paper Rain

Paper Rain

Paper Rain by Youth Theatre Georgia is one of those Fringe gems that one can only be glad to discover. 

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Overwhelming as the Festival is, it’s a good to try a pick-and-mix of shows. 

The Church of Zirconium

The Church of Zirconium

The Church of Zirconium is a piece of new writing by Will Farrell and Milo Gough which invites us into the world of a poorly run cult populated by the charmingly gormless, the easi… 

Brian

Brian

Brian is a stressed out therapist to the stars and deities. 

No Strings

No Strings

Not another student sketch show?! Bear with me, this one’s above the rest. 

Mike Newall is Here All Week (Almost)

Mike Newall is Here All Week (Almost)

After three previous Edinburgh shows and supporting Alun Cochrane on two UK Tours, Mike Newall performs an hour of stand up. 

Diane Chorley

Diane Chorley

The fallen 80s icon and Canvey Island nightclub owner, has chosen Edinburgh to reclaim her crown of stardom. 

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues is a fabulously facetious musical comedy produced by New Zealand’s Cuba Creative. 

Cook and Davies Present: Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her

Cook and Davies Present: Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her

The intimate feel of the basement studio at the Caves adds to the atmosphere of the performance of Planet Earth and All Who Sailed in Her. 

Al Donegan: The Five Worst Things I Ever Did

Al Donegan: The Five Worst Things I Ever Did

Al Donegan is a terrible human being who should be alone forever. 

Big Brass

Big Brass

For those who run at the mere mention of the phrase ‘musical comedy’, this sketch show is for you. 

Kids With Beards - Quest for the Golden Beard

Kids With Beards - Quest for the Golden Beard

The future is beardless, a group negotiate a quest to find the meaning of beards. 

Will Franken: The Stuff They Put in Sleep

Will Franken: The Stuff They Put in Sleep

Seamlessly shifting between a medley of characters at an alarmingly fast rate, Will Franken’s caustic satire at times verged on the unbalanced, crazed side of affairs, but beneat… 

Kitty Cointreau's BraHaHa

Kitty Cointreau's BraHaHa

Join Kitty (‘the puuuurfect burlesque beauty’ Leicester Mercury, ‘a singularly dazzling performer’ FringeReview. 

The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Bringing Renaissance comedy to a modern audience is a tricky undertaking at the best of times. 

The Voyage of The Narwhal

The Voyage of The Narwhal

Grab your sailor’s hat, pick up your cutlass and pop on your sea legs because the Narwhal is here; the grandest ship the world has ever seen, and like LSD in the 60s - “if yo… 

Vanity Bites Back

Vanity Bites Back

Welcome to Jill’s cookery show! Well, technically it’s a pilot, but let’s be honest, it’s going to be a sure-fire hit. 

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

Eric is a sailor and performs his Tales of the Sea in an appropriately dark and dank venue; Just the Wee One at The Caves is, impressively packed out for this Submariner’s Yarn. 

The Lunchtime Ferret

The Lunchtime Ferret

Back for their third year, the Comedy Ferrets bring a tasty buffet of stand-up, comedy magic and sex advice to brighten your lunchtime. 

The Burning Crowd

The Burning Crowd

Undercut Theatre’s debut production. 

Shooting the White Eagle

Shooting the White Eagle

Ever wanted to be a walk-on part on a film set? Well, now’s your chance - sort of. 

Charity Chuckle: Stand Up for Charity

Charity Chuckle: Stand Up for Charity

Charity Chuckle started out as a regular Brighton comedy night, raising money for local charities. 

The Birmingham Footnotes Have a Plan

The Birmingham Footnotes Have a Plan

The Birmingham Footnotes Have A Plan provided ample entertainment for a student sketch group. 

Miss Glory Pearl: The Naked Stand-Up

Miss Glory Pearl: The Naked Stand-Up

‘These are my tits,’ says the woman on stage wearing nothing but a pair of black high heels and a red pillbox hat, ‘Feel free to look at them. 

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens

Billing itself as “The Rocky Horror Show for the new millennium”, this is a raucous, glitter-fuelled ride through a disco universe. 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Take four comics and ask them to perform their own stand up routines. 

Jim Holland: Shoegazing

Jim Holland: Shoegazing

Jim Holland is an introvert who likes hats and two-toned shoes. 

Colin Cloud – The Forensic Mind Reader

Colin Cloud – The Forensic Mind Reader

Colin Cloud strolls confidently on stage and announces that he already knows what we’re thinking. 

The Colour Ham

The Colour Ham

This show has rightfully picked up a bit of a cult following over the past few years and on the night I was in the audience it was completely sold out. 

SOS - Save Our Spaces

SOS - Save Our Spaces

The dedicated, hard-working and committed cast of six actors worked hard to bring this piece alive on a cramped stage. 

Ladies Live Longer: Volunteerology

Ladies Live Longer: Volunteerology

Award-winning Ladies Live Longer return with a brand new cult. 

A Kitchen Nightmare

A Kitchen Nightmare

There are only two jokes in A Kitchen Nightmare. 

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Science Collide 2.0

Oliver Meech: When Magic and Science Collide 2.0

Oliver Meech’s offering to this year’s Fringe is intriguingly listed under “Cabaret (Magic, Science)”. 

Sweep Up the Stars

Sweep Up the Stars

Sweep Up The Stars charts the bittersweet journey of Bill/William, who is determined to become a writer when, at the age of eight, his older self appears to him through the power… 

Javier Jarquin: Joke Ninja

Javier Jarquin: Joke Ninja

Javier Jarquin looks almost surprised that we’re here to see him. 

Hubbard's Cupboards

Hubbard's Cupboards

Hubbard’s Cupboards junk shop becomes a place of magical mayhem when a storybook comes to life! Join Hubbard and son on a riotous, rip-roaring adventure of brave knights, creepy ca… 

Sam Avery: Rock and Dole

Sam Avery: Rock and Dole

Sam Avery wanted to be a rock star. 

Frankenstein: UnBolted

Frankenstein: UnBolted

Mary Shelley is likely turning in her grave at Last Chance Saloon’s rendition of Frankenstein, but no doubt she’s also struggling to stifle a giggle at their heartfelt whack at… 

Neil Pummell: Losing My Identity

Neil Pummell: Losing My Identity

A man once said: ‘Life is a rollercoaster, just gotta ride it’. 

Red Jungle Fowl

Red Jungle Fowl

Starry-eyed students embark on a badly thought-out theatre tour to Sao Paulo in the football drenched summer of 2014. 

Tomorrow! with Ron Lynch

Tomorrow! with Ron Lynch

A comedy variety show, with sold out houses in Los Angeles for over nine years is making its debut at the Fringe. 

Evolution of iMaAN

Evolution of iMaAN

A stand-up show in which Imaan unravels his experiences in entering the comedy world at age 15 and discusses the evolution of religion, freedoms and his comedy. 

American Roadshow

American Roadshow

Two of LA’s gutsiest comedians - Tamer Kattan and Toby Muresianu - bring intelligent, hard-hitting laughs from the world’s favorite country to the Fringe after performing in 32 nat… 

Bristol Revunions: Bonus Material

Bristol Revunions: Bonus Material

The NaSTA award-winning Bristol Revunions return to the Fringe for their sixth year. 

Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY

Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has groan to like puns . 

The Quest for a Bacon Number

The Quest for a Bacon Number

A Bacon number is the smallest amount of actors it takes before a person has starred with Kevin Bacon in a film. 

Nick Coyle: Double Tribute

Nick Coyle: Double Tribute

Sometimes from great tragedy comes dazzling entertainment. 

Kate Lucas and Dave Green: Well-Adjusted

Kate Lucas and Dave Green: Well-Adjusted

‘Delightfully crude, gleefully nasty’ (Chortle. 

Snakes! The Musical

Snakes! The Musical

Last year’s cult hit is back! A director has written a musical about some snakes on a plane. 

Gagging for Attention

Gagging for Attention

Five comedians for just £3, you say? And a different line up each day? Oh go on then! Here are five hilarious, up-and-coming comic talents for just £3: that’s less than a pint! 

The One-Eyed Men's Cult of Lactos

The One-Eyed Men's Cult of Lactos

Join the One-Eyed Men’s new cult today! They’ve dedicated their lives to the worship of the great prophet Barry Ashworth, inventor of long-life milk! It’s just a matter of time unt… 

Sean Nolan: The Joke Manifesto

Sean Nolan: The Joke Manifesto

Winner of Ireland’s RTE New Comedy Awards, Sean Nolan uses the €5,000 prize to fund his debut Edinburgh show, The Joke Manifesto, a huge collection of non-sequential razor sharp … 

Skimprov

Skimprov

Jed Marshall, Joe Hart, Liam Gardiner Webber, Danny McNamee and Aidan Pittman are the Masters of None. 

Jasper Cromwell Jones: This is Not a Holiday

Jasper Cromwell Jones: This is Not a Holiday

A new character show from the TV warm up to The Graham Norton Show and Mock The Week. 

Marigold

Marigold

Marigold has an IQ of 212, a social-awareness of zero, and one big mission to meet her idol, Angela Merkel! But can she find her way out of the small Wiltshire village she grew up … 

Ronnie Golden - New Age Pensioner

Ronnie Golden - New Age Pensioner

Ronnie Golden - New Age Pensioner: 30 years on the Fringe 1984-2014. 

Jonny Pelham: Off Limits

Jonny Pelham: Off Limits

Jonny has something to say that’s usually off-limits for dating, family gatherings, hanging out with mates and most social situations really… So what better place to talk about…