Barry Ferns: Barry Loves You

Barry Ferns: Barry Loves You

Barry promised he would "share [his] soul with you" at the start of the show, and golly, he really does. In an hour that takes us from South African robots to family revelations, via flapping meat bags and biscuit addiction, Ferns presents an always engaging, sometimes profound stand-up show... 

Oleg Denisov: Doublethink

Oleg Denisov: Doublethink

If information is in infinite supply, why are we surprised it has no value? Moscow's top (yeah, only) satirical stand-up, the 'quick-fire funny' (Vin Arthey, Scotsman) Russian returns to Edinburgh from the neo-archaic futureland! A political animal from Putin’s petrified forest, and philosopher by training, Oleg, will third-world-splain propaganda and democracy, dissect Russian political zeitgeist and the test limits of identity and knowledge... 

Succubus Fringe Edition

Succubus Fringe Edition

Razor-sharp women's satirical magazine, Succubus, brings you a mixed-bill hour of comedy championing new female comedy writers and stand-ups. Featuring some of the best and brightest comedy writers in the UK who, between them, have credits on The Now Show, Dead Ringers, The Daily Mash, The Mash Report, The News Quiz and more... 

Joey Page: Perhaps Under Stars That Would Stretch Forever (an Idiot Explains the Universe in Under an Hour)

Joey Page: Perhaps Under Stars That Would Stretch Forever (an Idiot Explains the Universe in Under an Hour)

What's the point of all this? (Life.) Are there parallel universes? Want to learn everything you ever needed to know about the universe from an idiot? (Yes.) Is the world ending? (Probably... 

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

Look, I think we can all agree that 2018 has been an absolute bloody nightmare. Join me in the basement of a pub where we can come together and collectively ignore the whole thing. I don’t care who you voted for or where you’re from, just grab a drink and lets have a laugh... 

Catch of the Day (A Sturgeon Story)

Catch of the Day (A Sturgeon Story)

In 1966, Joe Welch, a skipper, sails into dingle harbour with a very unusual catch... What follows is a bizarre series of events involving a publican with a biscuit tin, Eamon de Valera, Queen Elizabeth and some nuns... 

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Glenn Moore from Mock the Week and Absolute Radio presents a new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we've come to accept. This time, he's going somewhere nobody's been before so you might want to join him for the big send-off... 

Chris Stokes: We Don't Need Roads

Chris Stokes: We Don't Need Roads

From BBC Three, Dave and elsewhere, award-winning comedian Chris (BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017, Milton Jones tour support) returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about time, space, love, reality and teeth... 

John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party

John Robertson: Sweaty, Sexy Party Party

Suited and booted Australian improv god unleashes pure comedy chaos in a basement with a live blues band. Different show every night! ‘John strides onstage giving literally zero f**ks’ ***** (Skinny)... 

Sara Barron: For Worse

Sara Barron: For Worse

The ‘reigning queen of New York’s live storytelling scene' (Jon Ronson) and host of the hit US storytelling show, The Moth, delivers her debut stand-up hour. Filthy, funny and incisive, Barron skewers her husband, her child, WhatsApp, herself and, notably, a tweenage sex script she wrote way back in 1992... 

Edy Hurst: Theme Show

Edy Hurst: Theme Show

Award-winning comedian Edy Hurst presents a debut work of comic ingenuity and imagination, plundering against forces far beyond his reach to create the world’s greatest theme park... 

Tom Ward: Love Machine

Tom Ward: Love Machine

Tom Ward (Chortle Award Winner 2017, BBC Worldwide, Comedy Central) returns with a picnic of broken dreams to share! And the dome-haired, exuberant loner brings forth quite a banquet... 

Danny McLoughlin: 01/02

Danny McLoughlin: 01/02

01/02 is a stand up show about one particular week in a young man’s life. A week full of so much excess, terrible decisions and even more terrible clothes, that it drove a teenage lad to already question how he was living his life... 

The Lunchtime Special

The Lunchtime Special

Don’t miss the best of today’s new comedians at yesterday’s prices in this stellar lunchtime show. Join five of the most exciting rising stars of the comedy scene at The Tron – you saw them here first! Daily specials announced each day on the venue boards... 

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp

In 2009, Steve spent his summer working at a kids camp in America. Woefully ill-equipped, disastrously naive and notoriously bad with children – this is the true story of what happened... 

Flo & Joan: The Kindness of Stranglers

Flo & Joan: The Kindness of Stranglers

'If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan' (Chortle... 

Glenn Moore: The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle

Glenn Moore: The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle

'Tipped for great things' (GQ), Glenn Moore, from critically-acclaimed sketch comedy duo Thunderbards, returns to Edinburgh with a second 'relentlessly silly and gag-laden show' (List)... 

Organ Freeman

Organ Freeman

A selfish man – ‘a very funny man at the peak of his powers’ (IrishPost.co.uk) – is forced to reassess everything when asked to carry out the ultimate act of generosity for his brother... 

Stuart Black: It's the End of the World as We Know It

Stuart Black: It's the End of the World as We Know It

The worse the world gets the funnier Stuart Black gets. So there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that the world is totally f*cked, the good news: Stuart Black is in the form of his life, and returns to the Fringe with his funniest show to date... 

Fin Taylor: Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey

Fin Taylor: Lefty Tighty Righty Loosey

The most talked about comedian from last year’s Fringe is back. He’s still white, and you’re still hippies. Something’s got to give. And I’m not blacking up. It’s been a globe-trotting year for Whitey... 

Franks and Skinner Present: MindfulMess

Franks and Skinner Present: MindfulMess

Grab a morning coffee and start your (Fringe) day with a life-changing symposium (terms and conditions apply). Franks and Skinner are super trendy (they're not trendy) and ridiculously healthy (really?) and they want to be zen, mindful, in the moment – which moment? This mome... 

Steve Bugeja: Unpronounceable

Steve Bugeja: Unpronounceable

Due to the fact that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe demands that performers submit a name for a show months in advance of performance, many titles do not represent the content of the show... 

Comedians Cinema Club

Comedians Cinema Club

Chaotic, alcohol-fuelled and very funny indeed. The Comedians Cinema Club is a sure-fire blockbuster hit if you're looking for a good laugh. These movies are brash, hilarious and nothing like the originals... 

Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety

Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety

People will recognise Ellie Taylor from the popular BBC3 show, Snog, Marry, Avoid, where she conducted make-unders on OTT members of the British public. But Ellie isn’t merely a philanthropic fairy godmother to the needy, she’s actually an accomplished standup... 

James Meehan – Class Act

James Meehan – Class Act

There is always plenty of political comedy at the Fringe, but rarely as passionate and earnest as James Meehan’s Class Act. Delivered with anger and self-effacing humour, Meehan explores classism in an honest and direct fashion... 

The Lunchtime Special

The Lunchtime Special

Lunchtime stand-up to warm up your chuckle muscles. Join five of the most exciting new acts and rising stars at The Tron; you saw them here first! Daily specials announced each day on the venue boards... 

Jarlath Regan – Arseways

Jarlath Regan – Arseways

A celebration of screwing up, an ode to making a balls of it, an hour of ‘sublime standup’ (Evening Standard) in praise of failing and failing better while flicking the V sign to everyone focused on being perfect... 

Rob Carter is Christopher Bliss

Rob Carter is Christopher Bliss

Christopher is a novelist; a passionate, committed and self-confident novelist. The only problem is he doesn’t quite know what a novel is. Award-winning comedian Rob Carter brings his new character to the Fringe... 

Danny McLoughlin: Phillip Was Right

Danny McLoughlin: Phillip Was Right

When Danny was 10 something bad happened, he was fine. He didn't think it was that bad. Now he's older, he's not fine as he's realised the bad thing was probably badder than he first thought... 

Matt Richardson: Bangerang

Matt Richardson: Bangerang

For 10 nights only, multi award-winning comedian Matt Richardson brings his show Bangerang to the Fringe. The Virgin Radio drive-time host will be hurtling through an energetic, rude and honest hour of stand-up... 

Colum Tyrrell: The Hookers and Blow Show

Colum Tyrrell: The Hookers and Blow Show

New York-based Irish comedian Colum Tyrrell brings his debut hour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Expect a hilarious show filled with explicit tales from a lovable lowlife. 'Obvious star potential' (Chortle... 

Geoff Norcott: The Look of Moron

Geoff Norcott: The Look of Moron

At the start of his show Geoff Norcott claims he’s a moron. ‘Clever in here, but stupid out here’, he says, going on to explain his everyday clumsiness. Yet it’s clear from the get go this is untrue; he’s a shrewd, intelligent observer of human behaviour and society, giving his set plenty of material... 

Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt

Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt

Tom Parry, formerly a third of sketch group Pappy’s, presents Yellow T-Shirt, his first solo show, at this year’s Fringe. It is a highly enjoyable hour which demonstrates that Parry’s skill does not rely on the presence of his fellow performers... 

Comedians' Cinema Club

Comedians' Cinema Club

No amount of advance research can prepare you for Comedians’ Cinema Club. It's a whirlwind of movie knowledge (or lack thereof), muddled plots and regularly enforced audience interaction... 

My Favourite Words in the English Language

My Favourite Words in the English Language

Omid Singh is an American touring stand-up comedian, based in Los Angeles. Raised in a multicultural family (half Indian, half Iranian), he has lived in more than a dozen different cities across two continents... 

The Lunchtime Special

The Lunchtime Special

Lunchtime stand-up to warm up your chuckle muscles. Join a hand-picked selection of the most exciting new acts and rising stars at The Tron; you saw them here first! Daily specials announced each day on the venue boards... 

Julian Deane

Julian Deane

Hilarious debut from multi-award-winning comedian Julian Deane. ‘Deliciously twisted … seriously good gags … quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines’ (Guardian)... 

Mick Ferry Is Just a Bloke

Mick Ferry Is Just a Bloke

He likes Bad Manners and football and dislikes bad manners and liver. Quality jokes guaranteed from one of the best comedians in the UK. As seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and John Bishop’s Only Joking. 

An Audience with Harry Deansway

An Audience with Harry Deansway

If you'd said to me three years ago when I started doing stand-up, ‘You'll have the best show at the Fringe in 2015’ I'd never have believed it, because not only am I a great talent but I'm very down to earth... 

Rat: Induction

Rat: Induction

Two men and one woman, apparently strangers, await orders for their induction day. We do not know what for. A voice coughs over the intercom. It asks mysterious questions that spark a series of flashbacks... 

Comedians' Cinema Club

Comedians' Cinema Club

This improv show sees stand up Eric Lampaert direct a series of movies with a cast of Fringe comedians that changes daily - some of whom have never even seen the movie they are performing... 

Will Mars: As Good As My Audience

Will Mars: As Good As My Audience

The premise of the show is simple; Mars has abandoned self-doubt and concluded he is a good comedian; he’s decided that this one is on us; the audience, to enjoy the show or not.With a laid back and conversational tone Mars shares anecdotes about rough gigs, misadventures at adventure theme parks, and how his friends and family consider him weird for not being married and having children... 

Fin Taylor: Real Talk

Fin Taylor: Real Talk

Fin Taylor only has one joke, he explains, and he gets it out of the way early on. This is a lie of course, as the following hour is packed with enough gags, observations and bizarre outbursts to have the audience rolling in the aisles... 

Russell Hicks: Unprepared

Russell Hicks: Unprepared

You’ve got to have a bit of a thick skin to go to Russell Hicks: Unprepared. The whole stand-up show is entirely improvised off the back of the audience. Whoever you are, you’re going to end up being at the butt of at least one of his jokes... 

His & Hers Wild Vaudeville

His & Hers Wild Vaudeville

Lovable diva Sharnema Nougar and charming imbecile Leo Conville debut their unique blend of love songs, absurd comedy and vaudeville. His limbs are a yogic phenomena, Her voice is a chocolate lullaby... 

Danny Mcloughlin Feels Alright

Danny Mcloughlin Feels Alright

Danny Mcloughlin feels alright. He feels more alright about some things than others but it’s normally the case that other people tend to feel more alright than he does. Join Danny for an hour of stand-up, where he'll show that he feels alright and that it's alright to feel alright... 

The Lunchtime Special

The Lunchtime Special

Lunchtime stand-up to warm up your chuckle muscles. Join five of the most exciting new acts and rising stars at The Tron. You saw them here first! Daily specials announced each day on the venue boards... 

Sol Bernstein: Still Standing

Sol Bernstein: Still Standing

After twenty five years of semi-retirement, playing the nursing homes of Great Britain, Sol Bernstein is back where he belongs, performing in nightclubs to drunks. The oldest comedian still working today takes you on a hilarious whistle stop tour of his illustrious career and tells you what it’s really like to be eighty-seven...