A well-delivered stand-up hour from a quickly ascending comedian who finished runner-up in Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017 and supported Tom Stade on tour in 2019.
Ross is a father of four cool guys and still the coolest guy in town.
A brand-new sketch show about time travel, adventure and bureaucracy.
Would everything be better if piratical misanthrope Chris Kehoe was in charge? Maybe.
As an Indian-American immigrant living in the Middle East, Arzoo is bombarded with mixed messages on how to be a proper lady.
Joseph Parsons (as seen on Channel 4) presents his uplifting, sell-out show, Baggy Point.
If you’re looking for fun and interactive quiz formats that work well as hour long Edinburgh Fringe shows, then pickings are comparatively slim.
Occasionally you will see a TV star wandering the Festival crowds during August in Edinburgh, but at A Pig in Japan you can see real-life Japanese TV star, Ollie Horn perform his d…
What do you do when life comes to a crossroads? Write a show about it, of course! At 19 years old, Andrew White can’t help but question his next steps: should he keep slogging it…
Kayla MacQuarrie is Traumatised.
‘It’s difficult, I think, being a human person.
After attending the festival in 1994 as a young boy to watch his mother Angie Le Mar perform, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee Travis Jay is bringing his own show to …
Fiona Ridgewell is the epitome of positivity.
Raised to win (cause who likes a loser?), it took her nearly four decades of childhood to achieve vulnerability and embrace failure.
Tara has two children under two (yes they were both planned, thank you for asking.
Life’s getting a bit serious innit? Political instability, social politics making people less social – life now is guilt, followed by shame.
With his first solo show, stand-up comedian Lew Fitz (BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2018) covers a hilarious and often uncommon journey from his northern, working-class background a…
Sam Haygarth was arrested recently.
Nick Dixon is considering doing something so controversial and shameful he will be ridiculed and hated by the comedy community, his family, and most of the country.
Remember Bravo Two Zero? Of The First Gulf War fame? Ian Lane does.
In 2018, Nick ‘Horse’ Horseman got married, survived a 6.
Top one-liner comic, Tony Cowards (‘The best joke writer around’ (GQ Magazine)), returns with his hilarious new show about the trials and tribulations of becoming a step-parent and…
Which life would you choose if you had a second chance? Luca managed to narrow the possible answers down to a few options (legionnaire in the French Foreign Legion, Japanese swords…
Maggie Kowalski (Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2018 runner-up, Funny Women Regional runner-up 2018) and Davina Bentley (Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year final…
Award-winning Stevie smashes out a debut show of songs, stories and silliness whilst answering that all important question, what should the middle-aged Arctic Monkeys be singing ab…
Internationally unknown French American stand-up comedian Clara Bijl brings an hour of brand new stand-up comedy back to Edinburgh for the second year in a row.
Free daily hour-long showcase of the best musical comedy at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, courtesy of the Musical Comedy Guide website (check for full listings).
Stevenage soft lad Jacob Hawley presents ruminations on love, youth and mental health.
2019 eh? Why is politics? When is religion? Who is gender? Where is race? Confused? So is Sam.
It’s March as I write this, so who knows what the show will be by August.
I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this title before.
Ania is a bright young comedian and YouTube star making waves (finalist: Chortle Student Awards, 2Northdown New Act Competition; check the blue tick!).
Classically trained in musical theatre, comedian, writer and actor Jenny Bede is tired of waiting around for her perfect role.
Have you touched The Orb? Want to meet two that have? A mainstay of science, wonder and amazement since its inception in the late 80s, The Orb is science’s greatest invention.
Award-winning comedian Edy Hurst brings his musical comedy, loop pedal nonsense and stand-up to answer the age-old question: ‘What’s the deal with Edy Hurst? Who even is he? Wh…
Co-creator of The Voice of Ray brings a brand-new solo hour to Edinburgh.
A new stand-up show from David Callaghan.
Gabe Mollica started doing stand-up in Edinburgh after he got dumped for his best friend.
An hour of stand-up, songs, sketches and much more, from the Cambridge Footlights – alumni include Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, David Mitchell, Emma Thompson, Richard Ayoade, the ca…
Join Luke Martin for total honesty about everything from German dwarves to gender pronouns! Find out how sobriety is like using a public toilet, why Theresa May’s dancing is good, …
Tom Mayhew (BBC New Comedy Award semi-finalist 2018) was unemployed for three years from the age of 18.
Dave grew up with two beds in his bedroom and he’s trying to find out why.
Edinburgh Award nominee Mat Ewins returns with another hour of nonsense and multimedia.
Spain’s best export, Ignacio Lopez (BBC Sesh), shares his life’s biggest failures with a globe-trotting story about music, comedy adn cock-ups.
Kritarth Jha has been called many things: an engineer, a development economist, but most importantly; broke.
Nick Page has had an interesting year, he won English Comedian of the year after coming second the previous year and being really grumpy about it.
Dr Matt Winning is thinking about starting a family but wonders if he should.
Guys! I do it.
Last year we prevented an apocalypse and almost got a panda pregnant, and then Jonathan Ross called us ‘fabulously entertaining’, so now we’re drunk with comedy-rap-jazz power.
People say it’s brave to do stand-up comedy, it’s braver to let someone you love do it.
Debut hour (Best Newcomer Musical Comedy Awards 2015; runner-up Bath New Act 2016; as heard on BBC Radio 2/4 Extra).
Richard Wright is a virgin.
Fiona Ridgewell: Piccadilly Comedy grand finalist 2017/18.
After two sell-out runs, Oliver’s back with his latest magical mash-up.
Winner of the Birmingham Breaking Talent Award 2017, Kai Samra is on a mission to subvert lazy stereotypes based on his personal experience of life as a working-class British-Asian…
Engagement ring for sale! Jim Campbell had a breakdown so that you don’t have to! The award-nominated stand-up returns to Edinburgh to help you learn from his mistakes in this gag-…
Not My Dog is a hilariously dark exploration of modern life and our need to (mis)represent it from stand-up Tania Edwards who has written for Mock the Week (BBC Two), Stand Up for …
Another great hour of stand-up from of the UK circuit’s very best (award-winning) comedians.
A massive whale escapes from prison with the help of a small child.
The Cambridge Footlights present an hour of stand-up, songs, sketches and much more.
Featured in the top Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror.
Nick Dixon (Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, joke writer for Hollywood’s Will Smith) arrives with his neurotically hilarious debut stand-up show all about his disastrous attem…
BBC New Comedy Award nominee 2017.
Despite the world being on the brink of collapse, its fair to say James is the happiest he’s ever been.
On the back of last year’s critically acclaimed Love Machine and an appearance on Live from the BBC (BBC Worldwide), Tom Ward is going in for a closer inspection of his favourite t…
Award-winning Archie Maddocks presents an hour of biting, provocative, unflinchingly funny comedy where he explores his deepest and darkest thoughts, exposes his flaws and interrog…
The debut hour from one of comedy’s rising stars.
Funnybones is Steve McCann’s Edinburgh solo debut.
Silicon Valley dominates the news with the richest man in the world (Jeff Bezos), a website that helped spread fake news and swing a presidential election (Facebook), and a future …
One Venezuelan beauty queen goes on a radical journey of self-discovery as she prepares for the all-important Miss Universe competition.
Fresh from filming on an upcoming comedy show for Channel 4, Lenny brings his hotly anticipated debut hour to the Edinburgh Fringe.
An interactive technological comedy adventure with comedian David Callaghan.
Masud Abides is the exciting follow-up show to Masud’s 2016 debut Edinburgh show, Routes.
Welcome to the Roadshow – it’s just like your favourite antiques-based telly programme off the telly, just not on the telly, and devoted to Tat.
This is what happens when a cabaret clown and an improv master with a shared passion for cats spend way too much time together.
Another joyous stand-up show from BAFTA Award-winning comedian and father of Welsh people, Tudur Owen.
Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire (NATYS) winner is back with a brand-new show! Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vot…
Join Esther Manito – ‘bold, original and of course laugh out loud’ (Bidisha, BBC) and Ryan Dalton – ‘as funny as he is tall, he’s very tall’ (Seann Walsh) – on a whirlwind to…
Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People) brings you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe.
Workers of the world: please stop! Jack Evans, lizard prince of Manchester’s alternative circuit, presents a punchy, out-there hour about work: its history, its present and a futur…
BBC New Comedy 2017 finalist Jacob Hawley presents his highly-anticipated debut hour.
Of all the things one expects to see when attending the Edinburgh Fringe, a public tying of the knot is likely to be towards the end of the list.
Chris Washington is an ordinary guy; he explains this to us from the very beginning.
Conran’s conversational stand-up tells the story of her biological clock.
‘Catchy riffs and rapid-fire word play’ ***** (Kryztoff.
By day, this city’s streets are bright and orderly, but by night, it is the playground of shysters and crooks, smugglers and thieves.
The desire to please is instilled into children from an early age, but the side-effects that this can have on their development is often not felt until it’s too late.
Standing on a stage adorned with all the necessary equipment to run a fully-fledged activity holiday, Alice Devlin is poised and ready to welcome us to her Edinburgh Festival Fring…
Kevin Dewsbury plays the hapless host in Kev’s Komedy Kitchen, an entertaining parody of a Saturday morning TV cookery show that was thoroughly enjoyable.
BAFTA Wales-winning comedian Tudur was born in 1967.
Karoshi (Japanese for death by overwork).
Noel is excited at the prospect of actually being at the Fringe this year, as he was “in the sticks” at Broughton Street last year.
What would you like to happen to your Facebook and Twitter accounts when you die? In this stand-up show about the digital afterlife, Irish comedian Colin Chadwick (BBC Radio, RTE2,…
Michael Clarke has felt something.
Join 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year winner of the same year as he explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social medi…
After last year’s sell-out run of their debut show, Harry Baker – ‘Blistering wordplay’ ***** (ThreeWeeks) – and Chris Read – ‘Brilliant’ (Evening Standard) – bring back …
This show is about why we should legalise all the drugs.
After last year’s joke did so well (Dave’s Top Ten Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2016), Annie returns to Edinburgh with another one.
In a world mired in issue, who’s our secular Messiah? Will Duggan.
Imaginary Radio is a devilishly satirical comedy, taking a darker look at American pop culture using music, sketch and beatboxing.
‘The best joke writer around’ (GQ) returns to Edinburgh with his new show bursting at the seams with glorious gags, preposterous puns and witty one-liners.
At the tender age of three, Sasha Ellen accidentally killed a kitten.
Hurt and Anderson are on the edge.
Accepting he’ll never guest on Desert Island Discs, Mike creates his own version.
American political comic and military veteran Luke Capasso (MTV, Can You Take a Joke?) returned home after seven years in the UK to travel the US in his caravan (his house/car).
Soon after winning the Edinburgh panel prize in 2014 for Funz and Gamez, Phil was cryogenically frozen until scientists could find a cure for his rare and non-sexually transmitted …
A show about climate change from comedian and environmental economist Matt Winning describing how global warming is destroying both the planet and his life.
Does wanting to care, even if you don’t really, make you a good person? Adam Rowe thinks so, but then again he would; he’s unbearable.
Despite the world being on the brink of collapse, it’s fair to say James is the happiest he’s ever been.
Sitzpinkler (n, Ger) – A man who sits down to urinate; a coward.
Award-winning American comedian and ‘breakout star’ (TheAtlantic.
Edinburgh virgins Tori Millard and Josh Jones (Chortle Student Comedy Awards finalist) are finally bringing their first show to the fringe and this brassy, sassy pair are ready to …
Pete Otway takes the opportunity in his first Edinburgh solo show to get audiences up to speed with what’s been happening in his life up to now.
The title says it all: this is a seriously ‘punny’ show.
Liberated from sketch group WitTank, English-Turkish comedian and Naz Osmanoglu (a self-monikered ‘posh twat’) airs his own dirty linen in a no-holds-barred solo show around th…
A journey of temptation through idiocy and fun.
Jack Barry has the potential to be an electric comic.
Think you’ve had quite enough of women in activewear shouting at you for one lifetime? Think again: Help, the comedy self-help seminar from London comedy duo, Bae, is the most fu…
Peter White made a controversial decision to write a stand-up show about the problems faced by straight, white men, and it’s unclear whether this is quite brave or a terrible mis…
Suzi Ruffell greeted the audience at the door with a charming and cheeky smile on her face, perfectly setting the tone for her hour of standup.
Pernilla Holland’s debut solo show is an ambitious but bumpy foray into character comedy.
For a drag queen, Scarlet SoHandsome is a real sweetie.
“Every woman is a riot,” is roughly painted on the wall behind the stage area of this hidden-away New Town bar’s seldom used attic space.
Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, Call the Midwife, Radio 4) brings you a selection of the best comedians at the Fringe.
Any good joke can fall flat on its face if the delivery is rubbish, but for Laura Lexx with her bubbly personality, infectious smile and merry sense of wit, this is never going to …
A work in progress by a work in progress aka John Van Der Put.
In the economy class of Rhiannon’s plane, you’ll find a host of funny, quirky and honest characters, inspired by her love/hate relationship with flying.
Some people call him the space cowboy.
Witness the inner workings of the idiot as Omar & Lee invite you on an anarchic voyage through their minds, pushing their sanity and friendship to the limits.
In an #upandcoming neighbourhood near you – four doors down from the betting shop, nestled between a pop-up patisserie and a pet taxidermy cafe – lies a community centre.
Antwerp, Zagreb, Oslo, Orlando, Hamburg, Belgrade, Budapest, Dublin, San Francisco.
Elliot Wengler and Farhan Mitha’s Fringe debut show is surprisingly educational.
The UCL Graters return to the Fringe with an hour of delicious sketch comedy with a sharp aftertaste.
Seasoned comedian Kevin Dewsbury returns to the Edinburgh Festival to host a new TV cookery show, featuring special guests from the Fringe, exciting recipes and a few surprises.
‘All hits, no misses: the litany of wit that was Babushka’ ***** (TheTab.
Cakes is the highly anticipated debut show from Bilal Zafar, the Hackney Empire New Comedian of the Year 2016 (NATYS) and Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year runner-u…
Part stand-up show, part planetarium experience.
What the hell is a man these days? Award-winning man comedian Javier Jarquin explores changing ideals of manliness from what is projected and the not so manly truth.
Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out.
This fast-paced, multimedia stand-up show takes the audience from Lucille’s deranged upbringing in Normandy, all the way to her poker triumph in Monte Carlo where she became that r…
SuZanna GonZo had to abandon cruise ship stardom after she almost murdered the man she had fallen deeply in lust with.
Alex Hylton has been performing for three years.
‘An unstoppable force! Like an intravenous shot of adrenaline!’ (Chortle.
A magical showcase of the funniest, fiercest female comics at the Fringe, curated by Funny Women 2015 finalist Sophie Duker and hotshot Texan improviser Erin Bimmons.
BAFTA Wales-winning comedian Tudur Owen brings his new stand-up show to Edinburgh.
Ben Clover has been doing stand-up for ages now and is pretty good at it.
From male grooming to rodents, Mike has it all covered in this eclectic hour of stand-up comedy.
Wahoo! And also hooray! It’s David Stanier’s Silly Party – the party based comedy show.
Tim Dingle is an extraordinarily clever man.
Scott Bennett’s patter feels designed for a larger audience.
It’s hard to find an adjective that fully describes Ally Houston’s Shandy.
If life gives you lemons you stuff them in a German’s face and make a joke about sauerkraut.
Irish comedians Giles Brody and Colin Chadwick invite you to a compendium of sketch comedy, featuring childish Nobel Prize winners, Frankenstein’s reformed monster, Teen Pope, Go…
Oliver Meech is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe, having brought his show When Magic and Science Collide in previous years.
Are the questions getting harder on University Challenge? Are car parking spaces getting smaller? Are you wondering where you left your glasses? If ‘Yes’ is the answer to any of th…
Sometimes love comes to you and sometimes you have to make it happen.
Actor comedienne Kate Perry performs her solo character comedy show featuring six costumes, two pairs of glasses and a rubber hat.
It’s your classic love story, really: inflatable crocodile meets mannequin head, they fall for each other but soon enough cracks show and they fall apart.
Holly Burn, or Kirsty K as she’s known for the purposes of this show, immediately drops her audience into a bizarre and high-energy scenario.
In her stand up show The Devil’s Door Bell, Njambi McGrath presents an hour of satirical shaming, teasing the audience into reflecting on colonialism’s legacy in Africa.
A superb one-woman show from Kate Cook, Invisible Women tells of the thrilling adventures of a repressed housewife and sometime poet turned WWII operative.
If someone had told me months ago that, not only was I going to see a man perform rap battles, beat poetry and strange silent skits based on philosophy, but that I was actually goi…
The title of Steve Budeja’s show is misleading.
The Thomas Clifford Show is a theatrical spoof of a chat show resembling The Jonathan Ross Show.
Mind that video? Know how the one wi the ned? A work in progress detailing the emancipation of a meme.
Petty crook Chris Cantrill and PowerPoint 97 pitch you Britain’s ultimate staycation.
Don’t be frightened, little deer, be fabulous! Charles Booth (one of Time Out’s Character Comedians to Watch and graduate of Second City) returns to Edinburgh with a brand new,…
Award-winning comic Keith Carter presents a stand-up situation comedy musical game show satire about how good manners and boundless optimism will triumph over life’s hardships.
Douglas Walker, the funny one from improvised impresarios Racing Minds: ‘Crafted by the gods of comedy’ ***** (ThreeWeeks) has written his first solo show.
The highly anticipated Fringe debut from London comic Gurpal Gill.
Armed with just his bedroom-made beats and a very literal multiple personality disorder, Iowa’s dopiest music producer Floe-Joe invites you to indulge in his wacky world of sketc…
Burt Lancaster Pierced My Hymen is a side-splitting, filthy, compelling and poignant show.
Winner: Best Comedy, Melbourne Fringe.
Tom Dowling and Kieran Ahern are current members of the Oxford Revue, but they’re also bloody good kids.
No women present would allow a middle-aged supply teacher and other men who are repeatedly ignored, to weep in peace.
An Essex princess, a posh Soho vlogger, a mediocre athlete and a West End legend – following 2014s (minor) Edinburgh Fringe hit Defying Gravity, Sooz Kempner (Funny Women Variety…
Like or hate Facebook, you’re guaranteed to love this all-female social media inspired comedy improv show.
Physical comedy, sketch and film combine to transport you into the weird and weatherproofed world of The Kagools.
So like I said.
Matt is a comic, and like many comics he was excruciatingly lonely.
Alex Fox and Dom O’Keefe improvise high-octane, tongue-in-cheek, never before seen adventures in the style of a James Bond film from your suggestions.
The everyday story of sex, drugs, being a headmaster in a red dress and doing stand-up comedy.
Sam and Tom! are an anarchic double-hander made up of comedic wunderkinds Tom Burgess ‘coldly psychotic’ (Chortle.
Matthew Crosby (one of Pappy’s, co-star/co-writer of BBC Three’s Badults) returns to Edinburgh with another lovely little show.
In Australian comedian Lisa-Skye’s “love letter to the sex-and-drug-soaked 70s” she tells the tale of Melbourne hedonism in the 1970s star-crossed hippy lovers Bunny and Mad Do…
In January 2013, writer Declan Dineen decided, more or less on a whim, to see what would happen if he tried to meet as many of his Twitter followers as possible.
Thankfully, there was no combination of singing and acupuncture.
Four men and a duck make up AsaNisiMasa’s Going Out West.
“I never went to school,” Richard Fordham tells us.
With a strange, original and interesting production, Tomás Ford brings his Patrick Bateman of the Fringe to the Mash House to tell a one-man-musical tale of double crossing deceit…
It’s the question on everyone’s lips.
Plunge Theatre’s Edinburgh debut unflinchingly explores 21st century femininity in this confrontational piece of modern feminism in which three women explore perceptions of…
To tell the truth, I’m a little bit scared of Dr.
The Cleek, an all-female sketch troupe, formed after its members met at Chicago’s Second City Training Center.
Wilkinson Ford is the collective machination of Nicola Wilkinson and Claire Ford, combining their twin talents as actresses and comedians in an enchanting sketch comedy, Kagoolio.
There’s nothing I would like to do more than go for a pint with Giacinto Palmieri and discuss Wagner.
Helen Orton used to be an overweight woman with
confidence issues stemming from her body.
Robert Thomson’s Fearnot Wood is some of the best and most
fully-realised student writing I have ever come across.
I think it’s fair to say that there are issues with your sketch show when the funniest thing that happens is that a man fingers a swiss roll.
At the meagre price of four pounds per ticket, and at one of the smallest venues in town, you get what you expect from Tom Short and Will Hutchby’s Only Child Syndrome: self-cons…
Imagine local talk radio teamed up with Inside the Actors Studio.
Shelby’s been gay his whole life.
Some Fringe clichés exist for a reason.
There is no doubt that an audience of a certain age will fondly remember
the two famous actors starring in You’re Never Too Old, although
audiences of any age could not fail to e…
In this year’s concoction, The Tealights have brewed up another fast paced set of sketches.
Across Great Britain I wander, hunting down stories to make eyes twinkle and brows sweat.
An anarchic late night DJ party where you can request anything you want.
Wil Hodgson is joined by a guest or two. They dig out favourite tunes from the attic and discuss the relevance, importance, influence and memories that the music has in life.
Humour and Heart: Songs for My Beloved! New York musical theatre entertainer/comedian Jonathan Prager brings his golden voice, heartfelt interpretation and comedic sensibility to a…
Insomnia, a chain smoking mother and a bedbound Hungarian pervert.
The prequel to 2015’s runaway Edinburgh Fringe hit I’m Ready Now, but first Alison needs an agent.
Paul Ellis returns to Edinburgh but this time he’s brought along some friends.
Eamon is a disillusioned pink horse searching for his destiny.
Is your family nuts like mine? Ever wondered what’s really going on in your family? Through exuberant, poignant songs and stories, New York Times and BBC featured comedian/singer…
Kenyan comedian Njambi McGrath presents her inaugral show BongoLicious.
Music, Speech and the Sound of a Wheelbarrow. The static crackle prior to a record starting, how we learn language and various celebrities losing their heads! Funny.
Mark presents his first solo show packed full of inventive one-liners.
The award-winning comic’s libellously funny story-telling show on how to find outrageous adventure on a nightly budget of £5.
Ever wondered what it’s really like to be a comedian? Ever wondered what they get up to the rest of the time when you don’t see them on stage? Ever wondered how they come up with t…
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