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. Mostly. He recounts his ‘truly funny stories’ (Concrete) of growing up, first loves, first jobs, first cars, first Pokémon championship, how he wound up on his first holiday to Malaga by himself, and how that went exactly as you’re expecting it did… 

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. Yeah, do you want that? You know you do, don’t you? Join me at my mindfulness workshop where we can leave our baggage behind and be in the moment, even if that moment is not quite what you thought it would be, cos hey, what is?! Sometimes that moment is f*cking terrible… 

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. It might not sound exciting but as a coeliac Joseph is being far more dangerous than you first thought! Bring your gluten-free treats and come and see someone who is ‘definitely a name to keep tabs on’ (Bruce Dessau, 2017)… 

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 Anthony Ayton has the definitive answer… 

Ghost Orgy

Ghost Orgy

A late-night stand-up comedy show that explores sex and the supernatural. Hosts Erika Ehler, Hannah Lawrence and Bria Hiebert will be tackling everything from spirits to safe words with their sharp, eccentric, observational humour… 

Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

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

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable

When he was ten years old, Phil Jerrod got kidnapped. Join the award-winning comic (official tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes) as he celebrates the joy of not joining in, not fitting in and getting trapped on a canal boat… 

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. Pick them out and I’ll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order’s up to you… 

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. ‘A definite must see!’ **** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Spring Day is such a likeable and friendly character with an incredibly infectious smile that draws the audience into her performance and wickedly delivered punch lines which have them falling over themselves with laughter, thinking “I can’t believe she just said that!” They absolutely loved her and there is no doubt that you will too’ **** (BroadwayBaby… 

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. ‘Honest and interesting and really, very, very funny indeed’ ***** (Issuu… 

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Multi award-winning Collier is back with her brand new stand-up show. ‘Brilliant… Infectious to watch and a joy to behold’ **** (VoiceMag.uk). ‘Filth!’ (Rhod Gilbert). ‘Joyously liberating’ (List)… 

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… 

James Meehan – Never Better

James Meehan – Never Better

How am I doing? Never Better. A spanking new hour from multiple comedy award winner and laidback Lancastrian James Meehan. ‘Passionate, heartfelt, and very funny’ (Comedy.co.uk)… 

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. ‘Brilliant, unique and boundary bending comedy’ (TalkFringe… 

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. With a different line-up every night, and a sell-out show at Fringes 2004-2018… 

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. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationalities) are all welcome to walk into this bar… 

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. This show investigates the nature of his failure, and the reasons behind it. So you are invited to either enjoy a comedy show about one man’s struggles to succeed, or just laugh at a pathetic human being in the schadenfreudian fashion that makes us all British… 

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, heckling and boxing… 

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 anyone, teach them where they are going wrong or how they should think and if they were it would be dangerous to listen… 

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. This is his new stand-up hour for 2019… 

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.com), tried to find a husband in a year. It didn’t work but she got a ridiculous story out of it (as did The Times, BBC News and of course Perth Courier)… 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others’. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top five comedy shows of the year (List)… 

Martin Mor – Instigator

Martin Mor – Instigator

Instigator, initiator, prime mover, motivator, agitator, troublemaker, provocateur, shaper, inventor, contriver, originator, pioneer, inciter, ringleader. A new hour of stand-up. ‘A comedy institution’ (Guardian)… 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The hit cult show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others’. Chortle Award winner, Best Club Show London. Top five comedy shows of the year (List)… 

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 certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand-up comedy from this year’s Fringe… 

Michael Fabbri: Rebooted

Michael Fabbri: Rebooted

Michael Fabbri, star of BBC Radio 4’s Dyslexicon, has graced the global comedy circuit for many years. Furthermore, you are most welcome to his new stand-up show. ‘An absolutely superb circuit headliner‘ (LondonIsFunny… 

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. He makes children cry at parties and she can’t stop talking about sex robots… 

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

Zahra Barri's Special (Work in Progress)

‘Edgy and very funny’ (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club). ‘A buzzy fluffball of comedy unafraid to take risks, a cute puppy with a surprising snarl’ (MumbleComedy.net). As seen on BBC iPlayer… 

Character Building Experience

Character Building Experience

You enter a tavern. You see a group of comedian questers. What do you do? A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, interactive, role-playing game comedy experience where the audience gets to play God and make the decisions about what the characters can and can’t do… 

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

A comedy show about definitely not wanting kids… I think? The second debut hour from the childless BBC New Comedy Award finalist and presenter of BBC Brit’s Socially Awkward Situations… 

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. There’s five shows daily, as the Laughing Horse’s Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year… 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. ‘Hilariously entertaining’ (Mail on Sunday)… 

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 show about why we should all be Team Titanic… 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities. Socially unusual humans, such as those uncommonly eerie or unrelatable, those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics, people with extraordinary perspectives or paranoias and performances that are expected to be toe-curling to the viewers… 

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. Now he’s making up for lost time. Having been pigeonholed as a dark and cynical comic for many years, he’s now on a mission to reveal himself as the passionate romanticist he’s always felt himself to be… 

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. Expect a titanic mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. You’ll be “Poseid” yourself with the “trident-tested” material! 

Perry Air Comedy Award Ceremony

Perry Air Comedy Award Ceremony

The biggest names – Coogan, Evans, Eclair... and the biggest competition! Who will win the three most prestigious awards in comedy? The High Flyer Award (Best Show), The Cheap Flight Award (Best Budget Show) and of course the Fly Buy Award (Best Bribe), as well as the fabulous prizes – vouchers for Perry Air Flying Experiences, Shoreham, West Sussex... 

MetaMafforphosis

MetaMafforphosis

Maff Brown is an award-nominated comedian. He writes for Mock the Week and GQ magazine have put him in the top ten acts to see at the Fringe, twice! Come follow me on Twitter/Insta @maffbrown. 

Phantasmagorical

Phantasmagorical

The merrily macabre Sylvia Sceptre presents Phantasmagorical, a show of spooky mind reading and Victorian spirit theatre. This is as close as you will get to experiencing the thrills of the golden age of spiritualism... 

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. Having always been an outsider, both in foreign countries and at home, Helgi Steinar has had the privilege of observing the norms and extremities of society and has properly placed them into observational comedy... 

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is Blocked

Martin Mor is blocked on Twitter by Donald Trump, the NRA, and the Creationist Museum. That’s three good reasons to see this show. 'A comedy institution' (Guardian). 'World class' (Scotsman). 

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 punchline-heavy stand-up show... 

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. 'Hilariously funny' **** (TheatreWeekly.com). 'Ferociously quick-witted' **** (EdFringeReview... 

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2

Eleanor Conway: Walk of Shame 2

‘…Conway is chaotic and electric’ **** (Skinny). ‘…A charm and energy you can’t learn’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Fresh off the back of a 100-date, 10-country tour with her debut Walk of Shame, this award nominee returns with her hotly anticipated sequel about what happens when you stop chasing the ‘perfect’ version of you and realise she’s been right there all along. 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities. Typical features would be socially unusual humans, such as those uncommonly eery or unrelatable, those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics, people with other extraordinary perspectives or paranoias, and performances that are expected to be toe-curling to the viewers... 

Louise Reay: Eraserhead

Louise Reay: Eraserhead

The first show in Edinburgh was banned... and lawyers told her to can the second show. How will the third show fare? Eraserhead is the third instalment of award-winning comedian Louise Reay’s provocative trilogy on power and oppression... 

Eau de Munro

Eau de Munro

Golden Jester award winner Bob Munro presents Eau de Munro. A journey into the dimly lit surreal reaches of his mind, calling on personal experiences and observations that build the audience into equal parts suspense and hilarity... 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top 5 comedy shows of the year (List)... 

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. Five sell-out years. 'Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe' (Time Out). Past acts include Sara Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan, Chris Turner, Mark Dolan, Nathan Cassidy, Patrick Monahan, Jarred Christmas, Scott Capurro, Dan Antopolski, Jo Caulfield, Abandoman, Milo McCabe, Iain Stirling, David Mills, Sarah Callaghan, Trevor Lock, Phil Wang, Al Lubel, Nick Helm, Adam Hess, Phil Nichol... 

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. Shah's last show, Control, enjoyed a critically acclaimed Fringe run, culminating in a nomination for Best Show at the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards... 

Matt Watson and Friends

Matt Watson and Friends

Laugh it Off Comedy presents Matt Watson and Friends. Come hear the story of a man who has put everything on the line to pursue what he loves, and feel inspired through humour to stop letting passion fall to the side and start living the dream. 

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. Line-ups include performers selected from shows all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy, and it's free! Sell-out show 2004-2017... 

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 Asia's weirdest comedy clubs... 

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. 

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. As seen on Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store and VICELAND... 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top five comedy shows of the year (List)... 

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. Back to share more unthinkable stories delivered with his outlandish brand of humour... 

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. Nor has she intentionally made herself look like a dog on Instagram. In a world full of Kim Kardashian’s career, be Kim Jong-Un’s Korea... 

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

'The comedy surprise discovery of this Fringe' **** (AdelaideNow.com.au). Nominated for Best Comedy, Fringe World Awards 2018. All-new 2018 stand-up comedy show by Jinx Yeo (Comedy Central Asia, ABC TV's Comedy Up Late)... 

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. This is her funny, fresh and alternative perspective on our cultural shift which challenges the status quo because you can't be 'woke' if you were never asleep... 

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 orchestrating an independent nation of Yorkshire, broken away from Great Britain... 

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 from terrifying, incurable psychological issues? Then this show's for you! By taking you on a tour that ranges from small instances of indecision to large moments of emotional insanity, George gives the audience the chance to compare their own lives and realise things aren’t as bad as they thought – at least they didn’t leave their dignity lying naked on a Scottish mountaintop. 

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. Whether you're after stand-up, sketch, cabaret, musical comedy or something totally different, we've got it all. 

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. As part of the Free Fringe, they have a great track record of bringing through acts who have gone on to bigger things... 

Henry Cafe: It's Gameshow Time!

Henry Cafe: It's Gameshow Time!

The gameshow where celebrities compete to end world poverty. ‘Baffling but really kind of wonderful’ **** (List). ‘Hysterical and bizarre’ (Barcelona Connect). ‘Time well spent indeed’ **** (ThreeWeeks)... 

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 humour... 

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. Like in every world war, different line-up each night. Always started by a German (Christian Schulte-Loh) and finished by an American... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe... With different line-ups every show, and three performances daily. It's the very best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out 2004-2016 – back in Edinburgh for its 14th year! 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of 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. Christian is a regular on German TV and in all major British comedy clubs, including The Comedy Store. He has gigged in more than 30 countries and has been called 'a funny German – the only one!' (Kkunst)... 

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. Will it be Trump, Brexit or Kate Middleton getting a fringe – you decide! Plus, Labour Party Harry Potter Fan Fiction! The joy of the Daily Mail Online comment section! Like Newsnight, but sexier and during the day. 

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. Winner of the Comedy Store King Gong in 2015 and Musical Comedy Awards Audience Favourite 2016... 

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 relationship with the only partner he's ever had, plus some jokes about pot... 

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. Featuring award-winning regulars with a variety of styles, it's guaranteed to have something for everyone... 

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. Every day is a different line up; come and see for yourself the talent on offer... 

The Abersham Flat

The Abersham Flat

Hey, I'm Taco. In 2015 a conman named Andy moved into my flat in London and started systematically defrauding the other residents out of hundreds of pounds. Also that year, my parents split up after 23 years, I spoke to my biological father for the first time, got my heart broken, and had my laptop confiscated by police during a fraud investigation... 

Iguana Mum

Iguana Mum

Wish big, wish high, but be careful what you wish for. That's what marriage and kids have taught Sindhu Vee (Live from the BBC, BBC Radio, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled).The BBC New Comedy Award finalist talks about power struggles, Vikings, mothering, Wall Street, benign dictatorship – the key building blocks of family life – and why love isn’t always enough but sometimes it is... 

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. In his trademark aggressive machine-gun style Santiago explores sex, love, drugs, work, and everything else that makes humans miserable. 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top five comedy shows of the year (List)... 

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 Harrison will chip in as well... 

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, drug addiction and mental illness, plus some feminism for comic relief... 

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, Taiwan and his favourite, Myanmar (formerly Burma)... 

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-Pro 4 Life... 

Shehan Wanigasekera: Wa Niga Wit Attitude

Shehan Wanigasekera: Wa Niga Wit Attitude

Shehan Wanigasekera is an Aussie comedian from Sydney who is hilarious... at least that what he thinks. His style of comedy is a mix of observational, ethnic and talking about weird things, weird people and awkward situations that have happened in his life... 

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. The true story of how he got the acting role of a lifetime... and how it all went wrong! Drink! Drugs! Police! Perfume?! All will be revealed! ‘This bright sparky chappy was a real quick-witted geezer’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire... 

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 sweet and memorable encounter’ (TheClothesline... 

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 Canada 2015... 

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. 

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. He was arrested in July 2016 for his choice of gardening. This is a David and Goliath story. It’s also a show about pride and learning to let go of the past... 

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. Ahir's last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre, and a national tour... 

Becky Brunning: Beaming

Becky Brunning: Beaming

Debut solo show from Funny Women finalist and Broadchurch actor Becky Brunning. Edgy and average: the love child of rock’n’roll and cardigans. Becky is conflicted – about everything... 

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. A show about following your dreams and one terrifying phone call on 3rd February 2017... 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Scrappy Cuddler

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Scrappy Cuddler

Sweet... but zingers included. Suzanne Lea Shepherd is a New York comedian who was selected for the San Francisco Comedy Competition finals and the New York Winter Film Festival finals... 

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. 

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. It was so successful, she's back in 2017 with a whole run of her new show I Was the Ninth Dexys Midnight Runner: Ten True Tales... 

Ella Woods: Stag Do

Ella Woods: Stag Do

A feminist show about wanting a stag do. Developed as part of Soho Theatre SYC Comedy Lab Plus. Ella Woods is a comedian from London. She has previously been shortlisted for the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards, and hosts radio show and podcast Ella Plays What... 

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 intelligence... 

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 Festival... 

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 Title for an American Audience, praised for its ‘clever dialogue’ and ‘sharp humour’ (BroadwayWorld... 

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. Hers is a life well lived, and she'll be sharing random stories from it with anyone who cares to invest an hour of their life in hearing about hers. 

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. CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation is an utterly unique murder mystery comedy that's different every show... 

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. ‘His performance starts to become white noise, which is a shame’ (BroadwayBaby.com). 

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, obscure impressions and, if we're unlucky, occasional musical interludes (but don't encourage him)! ‘His unflinchingly honest style is endearing and entertaining in equal measure’ **** (FringeGuru... 

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. But they're back and more determined than ever to put their numerous and violent differences aside to prove that scumbag wrong! The award-winning duo return with their unique brand of anarchic idiocy... 

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. The true story of how he got the acting role of a lifetime… and how it all went wrong! Drink! Drugs! Police! Perfume?! All will be revealed! ‘This bright sparky chappy was a real quick-witted geezer’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire... 

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 new line-up every day in the beautiful Cabaret Voltaire main room... 

Caimh McDonnell: Gorilla in the Midst

Caimh McDonnell: Gorilla in the Midst

An hour of sharp witted stand-up from the incorrigible Irishman. Turning 40 was fine, nearly dying wasn't. 'Delivers cracking high-octane anecdotes' (Independent). 'Outstanding' (Telegraph)... 

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.e. eyes, ears and feelings. Includes jokes, stories and the revolting innards of an idiot-genius brain... 

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. Living his life with eternal optimism while surrounded by pessimists, he looks to stay grounded while touring the globe... 

Damian Clark Can't Slow Down

Damian Clark Can't Slow Down

He suuuuure can't. Nominated for a New Barry Award. After his cult smash show Grand Theft Damo last year, the Aussie crackerjack is back with his brand new hurricane hour of stand-up... 

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). After 60 changes of address and a mounting housing crisis for many, Sami Stone has become a rolling stone... 

Pottervision!

Pottervision!

The Harry Potter parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full grown men pretending to be twelve-year-old children as we re-enact and re-create scenes from the first Potter film. 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. Chortle Award Winner 2015 – Best Club Show London. Top 5 comedy shows of 2014 (List)... 

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. Presenting his first full-length show, Australian Nick Elleray explores ageing, emotional repression and the cruel burden of having to pay the rent... 

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). From the hilariously angry character comic Stanley Brooks, to the cool arrogance of Mary O'Connell, and winner of the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2016 heats Caitlin Powell, the show has a comic for everyone... 

Will Mars: Schtick Shift

Will Mars: Schtick Shift

A clean hour of hilarious stand-up from a British New Yorker. Top 50 Best Ever Jokes at the Fringe (Scotsman). Top 50 Funniest One-Liners Ever (Daily Mail). Top 10 Funniest Jokes of the Fringe (Dave TV)... 

Lucy Frederick – Positively Livid

Lucy Frederick – Positively Livid

Lucy Frederick is angry. Not with you. You seem nice. And what's wrong with being angry anyway? Join ‘delightful’ (BroadwayBaby.com) comedian Lucy Frederick for a tale of anger and the dangers of swallowing the grenade of your own fury... 

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. Seeking refuge in the UK, he's on a tour of indefinite length due to visa complications... 

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. This work in progress solo show from Canadian Katharine Ferns is relentlessly funny with her confessional and brutally honest storytelling style of comedy... 

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. **** (Torontoist.com). ‘Delightfully bizarre’ (AVClub... 

Fiona Sagar: Entitled

Fiona Sagar: Entitled

'Shift yer arse, yer lazy gett' – Granny's words in 1995 made a lasting impression. Fiona Sagar (fresh from The Groundlings, LA) makes her Edinburgh debut in this solo character-comedy show exploring entitlement in its many forms... 

All My Friends Are Dead

All My Friends Are Dead

Conor lost another friend last year, now he's on his own. ‘Delivers high quality material’ (Skinny). ‘Very shrewd observational humour’ (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Brilliant’ (GetReading... 

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. We’ve been running great stand-up shows in London since 2002 and our shows feature the best comics working in the UK today... 

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. My show is based around the premise that my opinions – true or not – are the goddamn truth... 

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. Come and take a journey through life as a half Indian East Midlander trying to make it big in London. ‘Her anecdotal comedy is as hilarious as it is unbelievable… her energy and charm completely won us over’ (BroadwayBaby... 

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma... Comedian!

Mickey Sharma is back with Sharma Sharma... Comedian in its third year. Mickey is an Indian who was born in Pakistan and makes a living as a stand-up in the UK... yes in English! Expect stories about travelling, immigration, relationships and offending people unwittingly. 

Circumcision

Circumcision

A show about being circumcised at 27. Exploring sex, sexuality and gender, to try and understand why men don't talk openly about their bodies. As seen on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4... 

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. It’s just a lot of jokes with an accent. 

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 scene... 

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 interesting... 

Matt Price: Poltroon

Matt Price: Poltroon

The funny, friendly Cornish giant reclaims the word ‘retard’. True stories about remedial maths class, bad breakdancing and friends called Simon. As always, it will be ‘so much better than a man telling stories sounds’ ***** (One4Review...