MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

MARVELus: Improv the MARVEL-verse

Gary Tro and Tom Livingston have picked the perfect subject for their improv show. 

Elliot Wengler – Solo: An Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler – Solo: An Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler lives at home in a village in the middle of nowhere and is fine with that. 

Losing My Mindfulness

Losing My Mindfulness

Do you want to feel calmer, more focused and relaxed? Imagine a life where daily stress just floats by like a cloud in the sky, not a rain cloud, a nice one, a fluffy one. 

In Bread with Joseph Emslie (Work in Progress)

In Bread with Joseph Emslie (Work in Progress)

In this 45-minute work-in-progress show Joseph attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff. 

Mistaken

Mistaken

Was Liam Neeson, the star of Taken, mistaken to say what he said? Is he racist? Was he racist? What is racist? Does any of this matter? After painstaking research on Facebook Antho… 

Ghost Orgy

Ghost Orgy

A late-night stand-up comedy show that explores sex and the supernatural. 

Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

This is a quick-fire compilation show featuring the rising stars of comedy each doing five minutes. 

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg didn’t lose his virginity, or have any romantic experiences to speak of at all until his late 20s. 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of The Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of The Fringe

See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe, with a different line-up of top comedians at every show. 

Martin Mor – Instigator

Martin Mor – Instigator

Instigator, initiator, prime mover, motivator, agitator, troublemaker, provocateur, shaper, inventor, contriver, originator, pioneer, inciter, ringleader. 

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (in a Year)

Samantha Hannah: How to Find Happiness (in a Year)

In 2018 Samantha, ‘one of the funniest ladies on the planet’ (RemoteGoat. 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians at the Fringe, alongside some of the UK’s best comedy newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. 

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

A stand-up comedy show about education, religion and modern Britain told through the stories of teaching philosophy to teenagers. 

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – 52 Days

In 2012 I wrote a diary on a deck of playing cards, one for each week. 

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove – Free

Spring Day: When Push Comes to Shove – Free

Expect a fun night of sharp, well-crafted and mischievous stand-up that will tickle your fancy and your heart if you have one. 

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Gráinne Maguire: Guys... It's Problematic

Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave’s UnSpun, BBC One’s This Week, RTE’s Cutting Edge and Radio 4’s Now Show) returns with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming sh… 

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

When he was ten years old, Phil Jerrod got kidnapped. 

James Meehan – Never Better

James Meehan – Never Better

How am I doing? Never Better. 

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

What is love? An unknown quantity, a mesmerising spiritual gift or a song by Haddaway? Love guru Dr Lara Love heals our loveless society in one enlightening hour. 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities. 

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Multi award-winning Collier is back with her brand new stand-up show. 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The hit cult show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others’. 

Clash of the Tight Tens

Clash of the Tight Tens

Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest Fringe comedians performing ten-minute tasters of their full-length shows. 

Common People (Again)

Common People (Again)

Following a very successful run in 2018, the Common People are back for more! Janet and Paul are ordinary, common people and very happy with it! They aren’t trying to educate any… 

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Fun, charming and playfully dirty, Australian comedian Jez Watts has performed with/supported Ari Shaffir, Brian Posehn, Duncan Trussell and The Dollop. 

Classic Joke Club

Classic Joke Club

Join the funniest acts on the UK and international circuit as they share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. 

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

Laurence Tuck: Expert in Failure

Laurence Tuck is turning 40, and what has he done? Bugger all! He has been a cataclysmic failure. 

Comedy Boxing – Best of the Best

Comedy Boxing – Best of the Best

Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh now with the best of the best competitors, each show! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, … 

Who Did I Think She Was?

Who Did I Think She Was?

In this new show, directed by Dan Ayling, we follow Peter as he travels from stuttering schoolboy to bald old git via weekend hippy, bingo caller, punk and speed freak in his incre… 

Character Building Experience

Character Building Experience

You enter a tavern. 

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Returning for its second year, Henry Ginsberg (FHM Stand-Up Hero, Reading Festival New Act of the Year) presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainl… 

Michael Fabbri: Rebooted

Michael Fabbri: Rebooted

Michael Fabbri, star of BBC Radio 4’s Dyslexicon, has graced the global comedy circuit for many years. 

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get a Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get a Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen are stand-ups who have been inappropriately funny in public and have been told to get a room. 

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

‘Edgy and very funny’ (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club). 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others’. 

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

A comedy show about definitely not wanting kids. 

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

‘The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe’ **** (AdelaideNow. 

Perry Air Comedy Award Ceremony

Perry Air Comedy Award Ceremony

The biggest names – Coogan, Evans, Eclair. 

Ahir Shah: Duffer

Ahir Shah: Duffer

Ahir Shah returns to Edinburgh with a new hour of stand-up about life and what comes after, death and what comes before, and Bohemian Rhapsody. 

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

The Rat Pack Presents: International Stars of Comedy

Fringe hit! A different daily bill of global stand-up comedy stars. 

MetaMafforphosis

MetaMafforphosis

Maff Brown is an award-nominated comedian. 

Cold as Icelandic

Cold as Icelandic

Cold as Icelandic is an internationally themed stand-up comedy show from a single guy in his late 20s who has spent most of his life living out of a suitcase. 

Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary

Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary

After 30 wasted years, Sean McLoughlin (Chortle Award nominee, Ricky Gervais tour support) is back at the Fringe to perform the show of his mediocre life. 

Phantasmagorical

Phantasmagorical

The merrily macabre Sylvia Sceptre presents Phantasmagorical, a show of spooky mind reading and Victorian spirit theatre. 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others’. 

Eau de Munro

Eau de Munro

Golden Jester award winner Bob Munro presents Eau de Munro. 

Matt Watson and Friends

Matt Watson and Friends

Laugh it Off Comedy presents Matt Watson and Friends. 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with different line-ups at every show and four performances daily. 

Ollie Horn Made Some Funny Friends in Japan

Ollie Horn Made Some Funny Friends in Japan

Lovable Brit Ollie Horn (‘always a crowd pleaser’ (Edd Daggers, ROR Comedy)) tells fast-paced tales of life as an unlikely Japanese TV star and life on the road as he tours around … 

Do You Think That's Wise? – The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier

Do You Think That's Wise? – The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier

In an affectionate tribute, leading impressionist Julian Dutton of BBC One’s The Big Impression brings to life one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars. 

Trying to Be Good

Trying to Be Good

Award-winning comedian, TV and radio writer and co-creator of Comedy Central’s Modern Horror Stories, Daniel Audritt asks – ‘what really makes us good?’, in his new punchli… 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others’. 

Mike's Back

Mike's Back

After a sell-out world tour and best-selling book Gobsmacked, former dentist turned comedy giant Michael Hackett is back. 

Zahra Barri is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra Barri is Zahra: Warrior Not Princess

Zahra’s never stood in front of a mirror and taken a selfie. 

Shady With a Chance of Sunburn

Shady With a Chance of Sunburn

Dana Alexander offers her unique and irreverent perspective in an industry that is dominated by the privileged and homogeneous – a purple sheep in a group of black sheep. 

Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel

Alex Kealy: A Kealy's Heel

Political comedian/ball of anxiety Alex Kealy honks on about love (passionate) and politics (jaded) for show number three. 

Louise Reay: Eraserhead

Louise Reay: Eraserhead

The first show in Edinburgh was banned. 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities. 

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2

‘…Conway is chaotic and electric’ **** (Skinny). 

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump, the NRA, and the Creationist Museum. 

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

George Dimarelos: Self Sabotage

Have you ever made a mistake that you instantly regretted? And then made that same mistake when you really should know better? Then done it a third time and realised you suffer fro… 

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand plays the Yorkshire Ripper, who has been allowed out of prison on a rehab program to perform a stand-up comedy routine, which he uses to discuss his plans for orchestrat… 

The Really Great Compilation Show

The Really Great Compilation Show

Bringing you the best comedy the fringe has to offer, The Really Great Compilation Show presents some of the biggest names gracing Edinburgh, as well as some amazing up-and-comers. 

The Rat Pack Presents...

The Rat Pack Presents...

If the illustrious names that have performed as part of The Rat Pack Presents is a guide, then it is worth heading along to the Cabaret Voltaire during this year’s festival. 

Henry Cafe: It's Gameshow Time!

Henry Cafe: It's Gameshow Time!

The gameshow where celebrities compete to end world poverty. 

Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye

Georgie Morrell: A Poke in the Eye

After a successful 2016 Edinburgh run and transfer to Soho Theatre, Georgie is back telling a unique account of what it is to face inevitable blindness with her very own brand of h… 

Comedy World War 5

Comedy World War 5

The hit-show in its fifth year! Four international top comedians per night, one against one, no allies. 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe. 

Christian Schulte-Loh: Rise of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Christian Schulte-Loh: Rise of the 50 Foot German Comedian

He’s back! The German giant returns. 

Struan Logan: Mingalabar

Struan Logan: Mingalabar

Scottish comedian Struan Logan spent three months in South East Asia, performing stand-up in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong along with travelling through Vietnam, Taiw… 

Martin Mor: All the Best

Martin Mor: All the Best

‘This great big, funny, friendly, hairy bear of an Irishman wrapped us in his irresistible mix of spontaneous humour, hilarious storytelling and total irreverence, and it was a s… 

Jon Long – Winded

Jon Long – Winded

Jon Long performs stand-up comedy with songs – songs about unusual recycling, his hatred of jogging, alcoholism, and falcons. 

Shehan Wanigasekera: Wa Niga Wit Attitude

Shehan Wanigasekera: Wa Niga Wit Attitude

Shehan Wanigasekera is an Aussie comedian from Sydney who is hilarious. 

Conor O'Toole and Ruth Hunter Are Fine With This

Conor O'Toole and Ruth Hunter Are Fine With This

Ruth Hunter (SYTYF Runner-up ‘16) and Conor O’Toole (**** (Fest, Chortle.co.uk) are two of Ireland’s favourite alternative stand-ups and will present an hour of original, zany fun. 

Tom Toal in Better Than Before

Tom Toal in Better Than Before

Fresh from supporting Rob Brydon on tour, TT returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand-new show. 

Becky Brunning: Beaming

Becky Brunning: Beaming

Debut solo show from Funny Women finalist and Broadchurch actor Becky Brunning. 

Ahir Shah: Control

Ahir Shah: Control

In an age of global socio-political turmoil, Shah presents a show about freedom, fascism, complacency, complicity, resistance, and milk. 

Paul Revill: Revillations – Free

Paul Revill: Revillations – Free

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, returns to the Fringe with his debut hour. 

Semi-Pro 4 Life

Semi-Pro 4 Life

What do you get when you put a Scotsman and three Irishmen in an upstairs bar? A bunch of jokes that are a bit out of the mainstream but comfortably reside above the others: Semi-P… 

Matt Price: The Weed Fairy

Matt Price: The Weed Fairy

My Dad is known by West Country Police as Anthony Price, AKA the Weed Fairy. 

There's Always One

There's Always One

Hi Anne, just put: ‘Low mileage, one careful owner, four new tires and MOT till June 2017’. Don’t mix this Auto Trader ad up with edfringe programme entry please. 

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

A brutally funny storytelling show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns (MTV, ichannel) about learning to laugh at the visible and invisible scars of surviving domestic violence,… 

The Abersham Flat

The Abersham Flat

Hey, I’m Taco. 

Anything Can Be a Podcast Returns Again for the Third Time! With John Hastings

Anything Can Be a Podcast Returns Again for the Third Time! With John Hastings

Anything Can Be a Podcast! Podcast! John Hastings improvises an hour of comedy based on suggestions from the Fringe’s top comedians, his teenage blog, and his friend Paul Stanley H… 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. 

Iguana Mum

Iguana Mum

Wish big, wish high, but be careful what you wish for. 

JoJo Smith: I Was the Ninth Dexys Midnight Runner (Ten True Tales)

JoJo Smith: I Was the Ninth Dexys Midnight Runner (Ten True Tales)

2016 saw JoJo Smith dip her toe into the Fringe waters with a brief run of her first solo show I was Mick Jones’ Bank Clerk. 

Andrew Ryan's Pick of the Fringe

Andrew Ryan's Pick of the Fringe

Irish comedian Andrew Ryan brings you some of the best acts performing at the Fringe in this showcase. 

Rotating Bill

Rotating Bill

Crashing back onto the Fringe for its triumphant third year, Rotating Bill brings you top-quality stand-up with special guests every day. 

Dylan Gott: Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

Dylan Gott: Cool Guy, Lots of Friends

Canadian comedian Dylan Gott performs a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy about being a virgin until 23 (he’s 31 now) and how that affected attempting a long distance open relation… 

In Between Nightmares

In Between Nightmares

In his Fringe debut, Berlin comedy audience favourite Santiago Angel takes us on a dark and hilarious journey through the underbelly of human desire and ego. 

Gráinne Maguire: What Has the News Ever Done for Me?

Gráinne Maguire: What Has the News Ever Done for Me?

Every day, Gráinne is joined by three top comics who try to persuade the audience why their favourite news story is the most import of the week’s news. 

Marcus Ryan – Love Me Tinder – Free

Marcus Ryan – Love Me Tinder – Free

Critically acclaimed one-man show from award-nominated comedian & award-winning storyteller Marcus Ryan! Sold out Perth, Scarborough and Adelaide 2015, Melbourne 2014/15 and toured… 

Ella Woods: Stag Do

Ella Woods: Stag Do

A feminist show about wanting a stag do. 

Tom Houghton

Tom Houghton

Tom Houghton of The Noise Next Door figures out with you what to do at next year’s Fringe. 

Ahir Shah: Machines

Ahir Shah: Machines

Following on from the success of Distant at last year’s Fringe and an international tour, Ahir Shah is back in Edinburgh with a new show brimming with witty political polemic and… 

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Ask an Archaeologist

In Paul Duncan McGarrity’s eighth show at the Fringe, Ask An Archaeologist, interesting and funny are blended to create a must see stand-up at the heart of the Free Fringe Festiv… 

Henrietta Steventon: The Immoral High Ground

Henrietta Steventon: The Immoral High Ground

Henrietta returns from self-imposed exile in America having written, directed and starred in the New York premiere of her original farce Ennui: An English Comedy with a French Titl… 

I Was Mick Jones's Bank Clerk

I Was Mick Jones's Bank Clerk

After a mere 23 years on the worldwide comedy circuit and at the tender age of 55, JoJo Smith presents her debut solo show. 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! Mirth meets murder in the world’s daftest whodunnit. 

Danny Buckler: Showman Shaman

Danny Buckler: Showman Shaman

Buckler returns with an action-packed hour combining critically acclaimed stand-up, incredible sleight of hand and his love for all things showbiz! Expect big laughs, spontaneity, … 

Ellis & Rose: Obsolete

Ellis & Rose: Obsolete

Ellis and Rose’s act is dated, unfashionable and belongs in the comedy bin – according to one famous and respected comedian. 

George McGoldrick: Hot Milk

George McGoldrick: Hot Milk

I play a keyboard organ and live mix a soundtrack for 50 minutes, and read some comedy over it. 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. 

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Mickey Sharma is back with Sharma Sharma. 

Rotating Bill

Rotating Bill

A cavalcade of comedy genius, Rotating Bill returns to the Fringe with a fantastic selection of award-winning, ‘five-star comedians’ (Nouse, 2015). 

Will Mars: Schtick Shift

Will Mars: Schtick Shift

A clean hour of hilarious stand-up from a British New Yorker. 

Lucy Frederick – Positively Livid

Lucy Frederick – Positively Livid

Lucy Frederick is angry. 

Yolav and Graham's Jovial Trauma: Refugee Stand-Up

Yolav and Graham's Jovial Trauma: Refugee Stand-Up

Yolav is a comedian from a country that no longer exists due to the collapse of its government. 

The Rat Pack Presents...

The Rat Pack Presents...

From the team behind Edinburgh Fringe hit and West End sell-out show The Rat Pack Stand-up Comedy, a series of distinct and inspiring performances from top comedians – a brand ne… 

Tubby Tubby Dumb Dumb

Tubby Tubby Dumb Dumb

World-travelled comedian Dylan Gott (JFL42, iChannel, Canadian Comedy Awards) performs a hilariously gut-busting hour of stand-up comedy. 

Katharine Ferns is Faking It (Work in Progress)

Katharine Ferns is Faking It (Work in Progress)

Dark stand-up comedy on learning to laugh about the visible and invisible scars from surviving abuse and mental illness plus some feminism for comic relief. 

All My Friends Are Dead

All My Friends Are Dead

Conor lost another friend last year, now he’s on his own. 

Crack Comedy Club's Pick of the Fringe

Crack Comedy Club's Pick of the Fringe

If you’re a real fan of comedy, Crack Comedy’s Pick of the Fringe is the place for you. 

Jeff Seal: The Goddamn Truth – Free

Jeff Seal: The Goddamn Truth – Free

Truth is relative, sure, but as far as I’m concerned I’ve got this shit figured out. 

Previously on Maff Brown

Previously on Maff Brown

Does anyone ever read this bit? Prove it and tweet me @maffbrown and I’ll tell you about the show. GQ recommend me as top 10 things to see in 2012 and 2014. 

Emily Lloyd Saini - Is This Part of the Show?

Emily Lloyd Saini - Is This Part of the Show?

Emily Lloyd-Saini’s debut hour of stand-up. 

Circumcision

Circumcision

A show about being circumcised at 27. 

Pottervision!

Pottervision!

The Harry Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. 

The International Incident

The International Incident

Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Malta are the countries represented in the first international stand-up comedy show where learning isn’t a purpose. 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Rapscallion

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Rapscallion

Suzanne Lea Shepherd is a new New Yorker who has appeared on Comedy Central, performed across Asia, America and Europe, and was a featured comedian for Comedy Central Asia in 2015. 

Evelyn Mok and Katharine Ferns Present Katharine Ferns and Evelyn Mok!

Evelyn Mok and Katharine Ferns Present Katharine Ferns and Evelyn Mok!

Join multiple award-winning comedians Swedish-Chinese Evelyn Mok and Canadian-Brummie Katharine Ferns for an hour of stand-up from two of the most promising new talents on the UK s… 

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country

A 20 minute monologue adapted from a William H Gass story about the thoughts of a solitary man in middle America. 

Faye Treacy: Special (Work in Progress)

Faye Treacy: Special (Work in Progress)

Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2015, Faye Treacy went to the Brit School with Adele and Jessie J and then studied the trombone at The Royal Academy of Music with no one intere… 

Fiona Sagar: Entitled

Fiona Sagar: Entitled

‘Shift yer arse, yer lazy gett’ – Granny’s words in 1995 made a lasting impression. 

Paul Revill: Revillations – Free

Paul Revill: Revillations – Free

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, returns to the Fringe with his debut hour. 

Matt Price: Poltroon

Matt Price: Poltroon

The funny, friendly Cornish giant reclaims the word ‘retard’. 

Caimh McDonnell: Gorilla in the Midst

Caimh McDonnell: Gorilla in the Midst

An hour of sharp witted stand-up from the incorrigible Irishman. 

Charlie Dinkin: Can't

Charlie Dinkin: Can't

A half-hearted attempt to write the most controversial show of all time, which you can experience in dazzling 3D using your own equipment, i. 

Evan Desmarais: Bad Things, Right Reasons – Free

Evan Desmarais: Bad Things, Right Reasons – Free

Evan Desmarais explores the concepts of good and bad, and right and wrong. 

Damian Clark Can't Slow Down

Damian Clark Can't Slow Down

He suuuuure can’t. 

Roof

Roof

What could feel more culturally and universally relevant than the story of one woman and her dog in search of a home? ‘Very honest is this show’ (Australia Times). 

Nick Elleray: More Memories Than Future

Nick Elleray: More Memories Than Future

If you like your comedy dry and your comedians sly and your jokes wry, then this is for you.