3's Comedy – Luka Muller, Peter Jones and Mystery Guest

3's Comedy – Luka Muller, Peter Jones and Mystery Guest

3’s Comedy brings together Luka Muller, Peter Jones and a mystery guest; three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. 

Goodbye Charles – Free

Goodbye Charles – Free

‘I ate the divorce papers, Charles. I ate them with ketchup… and they were good. Gooood!’ 8 Minute Dirge presents the dark comedy and growing cult hit Goodbye Charles by American playwright Gabriel Davis… 

Nathan Cassidy: Observational (Work In Progress)

Nathan Cassidy: Observational (Work In Progress)

Award-winning comedian Cassidy has had a crazy year. He joined a gym and a big, strong man changed his life forever. From his home life to his name, nothing has stayed the same. The comedian known for his stunts at the Fringe is stripped of gimmicks and just wants to tell you what happened and how he became Observational… 

Simone Belshaw: Goblin and Fiends

Simone Belshaw: Goblin and Fiends

Simone Belshaw presents Goblin and Fiends, a romp into femininity, idiocy, foxes and omelettes. Simone Belshaw is a Canadian-bred, London-based comic who’s winning hearts across the country with her unique style of offbeat observations, and surreal storytelling… 

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

SHTF – Stuff Hits The Fan

We live in challenging times. Climate change. Pandemics. Brexit. But do not despair. Alpha Wolf – Britain’s leading survivalist – will show you the equipment and skills you need to survive the end of the world… 

Jane Hill: All I Want

Jane Hill: All I Want

I’m 55. I thought I’d have everything I wanted by now. Unfortunately I still don’t know what that is. Like my life, this show is a work in progress and may contain adult material, like pensions and the menopause… 

Comedy Village

Comedy Village

Montreal, Canada’s premiere stand-up comedy show for tourists visiting Edinburgh. Roles reversed, these Canadian comedians have travelled a long way and brought some well-polished jokes with them… 

Global Comedy Club

Global Comedy Club

Global Comedy Club: showcasing some of the best up-and-coming comedians on the circuit. As seen/heard on talkSPORT, Soccer AM and BBC Radio 4. Hosted by: Joe Bains, Peter Merriment and Rhodders… 

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise recently received two reviews. One was: ‘A strong flavour of Victoria Wood’ and the other: she ‘sounds good, looks a mess’. For some reason, she concentrated on the latter. Warning: use of northern colloquialisms… 

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

Twat Out of Hell: Deluxe

The ever-evolving show returns! Still trying to be good, still failing. Comedian Gary G Knightley (as seen on Channel 4, BBC Three and the West End) is the Twat Out of Hell. With Meatloaf songs… 

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

This tour de farce of bizarre exploits and odd misadventures chronicles an American’s nearly seven-decade search to find his place in the world. It asks: where is home and how do we know we have found it? The journey goes from the mean streets of New York City to the surreal world of post-Communist Poland and then the epic weirdness of Bangkok, where he first tries his hand at stand-up comedy – the last gasp of a drowning man trying to fulfill a childhood ambition… 

ADHDave

ADHDave

Highly-tipped comic Dave Fensome makes his debut with a darkly comic journey through his life, re-framed through an ADHD diagnosis aged 42. To be honest, this was not the mid-life crisis he was expecting… 

About Time / Bully

About Time / Bully

A split bill comedy show featuring Thanyia Moore (Funny Women Award winner 2018) and Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites New Act winner 2018). About Time: growing up is hard, but most people manage it… 

Lateef Lovejoy – Life, Times and Society's Crimes

Lateef Lovejoy – Life, Times and Society's Crimes

HD Management presents multi award nominee and the official face of the ITV Hub and uSwitch, Lateef Lovejoy with his solo stand-up show Life, Times and Society’s Crimes where he expresses his unique comedic voice regarding cultural anecdotes, social commentary, satire and his contemporary take on popular culture. 

Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Jamie ‘an engaging presence’ D’Souza and Chelsea ‘good gags’ Birkby (Chortle.co.uk) are two of the baddest boys to come out of the Oxford stand-up scene. In this fun and thoughtful hour of stand-up from SYTYF? and Musical Comedy Awards finalist Jamie, and SYTYF? finalist and Funny Women Award’s One to Watch Chelsea, they talk ‘frankly about mental illness’ (**** (Oxford Times)) and ‘mixed-race heritage’ (Steve Bennett) with ‘cheeky adult humour’ (**** (Oxford Mail)) and ‘very original material’ (Bruce Dessau)… 

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Fresh from performing at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe festivals 2019, catch South End Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer Winner in this revealing one-man show. Having supported Stephen K Amos on a whopping four UK tours, Russell Kane on his 2019 UK Tour and described by Julia Chamberlain as being ‘destined to be absolutely huge’, this is a chance to see Kelsey really sink his teeth into a longer show; all about being different and trying to fit in with the modern world… 

Mickey Sharma – Pervert!

Mickey Sharma – Pervert!

I’ve been single for three years, and I have made use of this time doing exactly what I want to do. The result…? Apparently, I’m a sexual deviant! 

Traitor

Traitor

Hello. I am Romanian. Don’t worry. It’s a new concept for me being Romanian, because when I was back home I was just a guy. Came over here, became Romanian. In London, they think I’m Polish… 

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Childhood memories can sometimes be blurry but you never forget your first school trip, especially when it turns into a permanent stay in Cote d’Ivoire. Adjusting to a new culture and surroundings can be challenging, but not for this eight-year-old who grew up guilt ridden because he’s the reason his parents split up… 

Will Mars: Phoenix

Will Mars: Phoenix

Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is fast making a name for himself as a down-at-heel yet lovable international star. As seen on FOX's Showtime at the Apollo, NBC's Trial by Laughter (Season 8 finalist) and BBC's Stand-Up for Comic Relief… 

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC: British-Born Chinese

BBC is the debut show from British-born Chinese comedian Matthew Fong. His politically incorrect view on love, life and growing up is far from political. A whimsical comedian that has found his voice and is making the most of it… 

3's Comedy – Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones

3's Comedy – Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones

Three’s Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Luka Muller and Peter Jones, three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. As seen on the TV, as heard on radio and as bumped into on public transport on the way to gigs all across the world… 

Sarah Lee: Half a Man

Sarah Lee: Half a Man

A half-hour from half a man (her father was a man). Join this loveable, grown-up tomboy for her punchy and hilarious Fringe debut. Jewish Comedian of the Year Finalist 2018. Leicester Square Comedian of the Year semi-finalist 2018… 

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Ever try to do two things at once? Sameer is a PhD student and a comedian. The PhD is not going well. Sameer Katz brings his fourth show to the Edinburgh Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated… 

Gerry Carroll – Crock or Gold

Gerry Carroll – Crock or Gold

He’s 66 and he has his own leprechaun, but is Gerry a crock or is he gold? He’ll let you decide. In his third Brighton show, the one-time Angel of the Month winner explains how Send in the Clowns is his story… 

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

An accidental one-woman show! Standing in the wreckage of a five-piece sketch troupe, one comedian is determined to keep going. She’ll show you how the show should have gone, through sketch, stand-up and characters – and she’ll explain where it all went tits up (coincidentally the name of the sketch troupe)… 

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle: exploring new cultures, travelling light and relying on booze to socialise. This show brings these two groups together with globe-trotting comedians and international visitors from countries like Singapore, Estonia and New Zealand… 

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Matt Stags and Josie Ettrick-Hogg are desperately seeking motivation. Attempting to overcome severe hoarding disorders, procrastination and mental health issues, they take on a series of challenges… 

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

Can’t tell a psychiatrist from a psychic or narcissistic personality disorder from an American President? An NHS shrink maps the psychiatric landscape in this WIP. Because our minds don’t come with a satnav… 

Rice and Chips

Rice and Chips

They say you can have the best of both worlds, but not with Marvin McCarthy; he is the epitome of having neither. Join him as he takes you through the trials and tribulations of being raised by a British atheist father and devout Buddhist Chinese mother in south London. 

Snack Chat

Snack Chat

Snack Chat – Start your day with a taste of the Fringe’s finest comedians and a free yummy snack bar. Many acts will have their own full show later in the day. Stand-up comedians perform their sets and the audience is welcomed to join in with some interactive games (participation by choice): self-help exercises with a prize for best helper, heckling games, welcome an outsider, reject a local and more games for a chatty morning audience… 

Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness

Chris Mcglade: Forgiveness

Following the murder of his father, hard hitting and critically acclaimed northern comedian Chris McGlade is attempting to lay to rest the ghosts that have haunted him ever since. This show, whilst telling the story of his dad’s horrific murder, is also a funny, sincere, un- PC, no holds barred and touching homage to the man who shaped his life and humour… 

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee didn’t have a show this year, he was worried he was going to have to start knowing about politics or something to find something to write about. Luckily, out of nowhere, a life-changing adventure happened… 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. That’s when I first questioned my identity. ‘A wonderful show! Very funny and also quite moving… 

Bitch and Nerd

Bitch and Nerd

One is a bitch. The other is a nerd. Join Emily Woods (as seen on Shaw TV, Max Turner Award finalist) and Elie Kraft (Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist) for an hour of jokes about being ugly, family and dildos… 

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through her favourite opera plots, with jokes, drinking games, and a Nessun Dorma sing-along! Having stolen this great music from the grand opera house, Madame Chandelier, the joyfully ridiculous and self-proclaimed anti-diva of opera, is tearing down the pretence and bringing opera to the people… 

Cordelia and Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia and Dimple: Buffet

Dimple’s biggest fear? Looking down from heaven (post-murder) to watch her religiously vegan parents learn that the contents of her last meal involved a chicken and an egg. Eye-rolling and frustratingly stereotypical tales of living at home and being the A word… 

Falling with Style

Falling with Style

Adventurer David von Jones takes a humorous glance at popular Disney and Pixar movies with a view to discovering more about the benefits of pessimism. ‘All the makings of a future comic triumph’ (BroadwayBaby… 

Tone Death

Tone Death

A Canadian folk ballad duo bring their own sassy and offbeat brand of comedy to Edinburgh. They talk and sing and talk about singing. They have songs about manhood, smoking, drinking and sex – and how these things are strangely anxiety-inducing and freeing at the same time… 

Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

A show about growing up and becoming a man. As his parents prepare to Airbnb his old bedroom, Conor rediscovers his teenage years after finding his old band’s demo and wonders if going solo was the right thing to do… 

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Your first stand-up show of the day, serendipitously happening within the best breakfast joint in Edinburgh! Grab a coffee and join a rotating cast of BBC New Comedian of the year 2018 finalist Isa Bonachera, 2019 Max Turner semi-finalist Miztli Rose, ‘bitingly funny’ (LondonPubTheatres… 

Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

A personal stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles talks you through the absolute (vodka) joys of being divorced in her early 30s. A hilarious journey of leaving her husband and having to move back in with her mother, trying to date again after 12 years out of the game and ultimately figuring out who the hell she is… 

Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

As punishment for his self-aggrandising craftiness and deceitfulness, Sisyphus was forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down whenever it neared the top, consigning him to an eternity of useless efforts and unending frustration… 

Mat Ricardo vs the World

Mat Ricardo vs the World

When you’re considered the best at what you do, some of us might rest on our laurels but Mat Ricardo wants (indeed, needs) new challenges. So, he invited the world (via the open forum of Twitter) to set him the task of learning ten new tricks in one year which he would then perform at the Fringe... 

Please Stop!

Please Stop!

Please Stop! Please Stop! Please Stop! No this is not a command but a comedy documentary which explores the view that all cities in the UK lack identity. Do you love living in a place that could be anywhere? Do you drive past clone towns at 100mph at the risk of prosecution as the thought of seeing another generic town centre erodes your soul? Then this is the show for you! Please Stop! is a show that offers viable solutions to an issue that affects us all. 

Falling With Style 2018

Falling With Style 2018

Technical issues hampered the comic on more than one occasion, and one occasion too long to forget. 

Lunafruit / Free Festival

Lunafruit / Free Festival

Fresh new band from London bring their summer 2018 tour to Edinburgh, with members having performed at Love Supreme Festival, Secret Garden Party, and Cambridge Folk Festival. Drawing influences from jazz, R'n'B, soul, funk and pop, their live show is uplifting and dynamic – not one to be missed! 

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability Rinsed

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability Rinsed

Following last years standing-room-only show, Pam's ready to see if she can clean up her act. Can you help to get her shipshape for her next career move? Six-foot Aussie entertainer shares hilarious tales from the queen of confessional comedy... 

Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

Sixty-Seven Arseholes (Free)

Off-the-wall stand-up with sausage. Phil’s take on the new insanity as normality. It’s bonkers! He mocks the establishment as he seeks out the world’s biggest arseholes and invites you to make nominations, throw things and sing along to anarchic punk rock... 

The Mad Craic Comedy Show

The Mad Craic Comedy Show

An Irish stand-up comedy compilation show featuring some of the best comedians from around the festival, for free. With a new selection of comedians every night, this is an ideal opportunity to get a taste of the comedy available at the Fringe, and see acts perform a best-of set to advertise their solo shows... 

The Spice Girls Lied to Us

The Spice Girls Lied to Us

The Spice Girls lied right to our faces. They sold us girl power, the crappy music, the equally crappy merch. We soaked it up. They told us friendship would last forever then each one of them went off, got married, had kids, got cheated on and publicly humiliated, and all of them went back to their husbands... 

TwentyTwelve – Free

TwentyTwelve – Free

Colin's life has been a series of well-meaning mishaps and misunderstandings. He'd somehow managed to get by without too much drama... that was until 2012 when it all came crashing down... 

George Michael Is Greek

George Michael Is Greek

I realise I’m breaking the Greek code by saying this, but George Michael is Greek is quite possibly the most underwhelming show I’ve ever seen. I understand I’ll need to explain my reasoning for this, but if you are even the slightest bit dubious, by all means, please do go and see for yourself... 

Mystery Meat (Showcase)

Mystery Meat (Showcase)

Mystery Meat is a monthly cult stand-up show regularly performing to sell-out audiences in Brighton. This is no accident. Get involved. 

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Trev Tokabi, from the Ivory Coast, has a knack for putting himself in compromising situations! If you have a mate, friend, partner, homeboy, homegirl, brother, sister, husband, wife or just know someone who inexplicably always dig themselves into a hole, you will love this show... 

Lee Kyle – Kicking Potatoes Into the Sea

Lee Kyle – Kicking Potatoes Into the Sea

Have you ever kicked a potato into the sea? Lee Kyle has. It's great but it's not the answer to your problems or anything. Unless your problem is that your sea doesn't have enough potatoes in, which it almost certainly isn't... 

Black White With a Hash Brown

Black White With a Hash Brown

A tale of three colours. The show starts as pristine white in Bethnal Green and devolves to brown in Whitechapel, finally complete blackness in the heart of Leyton; it looks at ourselves and at society through our filters of colour. 

The Poetry of Sticking an Egg Up a Hen's Butt!

The Poetry of Sticking an Egg Up a Hen's Butt!

Everyday life can be tragic and comical at the same time. And what’s more uneasy – to laugh at something that is tragic or to take something ridiculous seriously? These are the questions for this unique show: one story with two ways of telling it; one day as a tragedy and one day as a comedy... 

Oxford Revue: Free

Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. Across the month of August, the University of Oxford's premier sketch comedy troupe presents a rotating bill of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy acts performed by its brightest up-and-coming talent... 

Fitting Image

Fitting Image

Fitting Image is a show about fitting in and trying to be the person you want to be, especially when that is not exactly who people expect you to be or who you were destined to be. Winner of Comedy Battle 2008 (Netherlands)... 

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

'Growing up – I was too brown for the white kids and the wrong kind of brown for the brown kids. That's when I first questioned my identity.' Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discover his identity, roots and nationality through funny stories and observations about being named after a Bollywood legend, living and trying to belong in 80's Birmingham and the challenges and pleasures of being an Indian-looking Brummie in Berlin. 

A Beginner's Guide to Bondage

A Beginner's Guide to Bondage

A funny, naughty romp through the world of BDSM. Have you seen 50 Shades of Grey? Are you fetish curious? Do you ever feel like a change from vanilla sex? Mistress Venita answers queries and books kinky dom sessions for her wonderfully weird clients in her dungeon... 

Bumble Me Tinders

Bumble Me Tinders

Hosted by comedians Patrick Melton (USA) (Comedy Central, Spike TV, VH1) and Katharine Ferns (Canada) (MTV) with a different line-up of single comedians every day. Comics will share horror stories of online dating and help audience members rewrite their online dating profiles... 

Holt and Talbot: Mansplaining Feminism

Holt and Talbot: Mansplaining Feminism

Still talking to each other after last year's Edinburgh success with Holt and Talbot Can’t Stand The Sight Of Each Other, no one is more surprised than them. Rosie Holt is unable to grasp some of the concepts of feminism but over the course of an hour, through bickering, sketches and an audacious bit of mansplaining, Christian attempts to set her straight... 

52 Days

52 Days

Hey, I'm Aidan, in 2012 I kept a journal on a deck of playing cards, one for every week. Pick them out and I'll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks – everything! The order's up to you... 

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped in the Body of an Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson: Help! I'm Trapped in the Body of an Adequate Comedian!

Jake Donaldson returns to the Fringe with his debut hour-long solo show! Jake mixes stand-up and storytelling in his new show which explores what it’s really like to try to follow your dreams... 

Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation (Work in Progress)

Nigel Ng: Malaysian Sensation (Work in Progress)

Nigel Ng is from Malaysia. Join him as he observes and adopts your western ways (he just started recycling!). People describe him as 'slick, has natural funnybones' (Chortle.co.uk)... 

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

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

Hosted by Gráinne Maguire (as seen on Dave's UnSpun with Matt Forde), every day three different comics bring along the story from the news they think is the most important and argue why it's the one you should care about... 

That's My Story Podcast

That's My Story Podcast

Comedians Bronston Jones (USA) and Martin Mor (IRE) are joined each day by a different guest. They tell stories on a theme. Anecdotes, accounts, legends, myths, sagas, fables, tall tales, and true stories. 

Megalodon

Megalodon

'Man is wolf to man.' Sounds pretty clever doesn't it? I will do about five minutes on bumholes first though. This show is also about bad choices, my dad going to Disney World without me when I was eight and why some people don't own sunglasses... 

A Book Lovers Comedy Show

A Book Lovers Comedy Show

George loves reading. He used to be the kind of maverick who didn’t listen in class because he was engrossed in a fantasy novel. Or the rebel who would disappear mysteriously for hours because he was in the local bookstore and lost track of time... 

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Spring Day: Strong Codependent Woman – Free

Who runs the world? Not this bitch. I handed the keys to a drunk guy. Come see Spring Day (her real name!), voted Brooklyn's Best Comedian, tell true tales of the selfishly selfless... 

Don't Be Terrible

Don't Be Terrible

Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so. That’s why he’s asked Alice, an up-and-coming stand-up, how to make people laugh. It’s his last-ditch attempt to distract his girlfriend from the funny guy at work... 

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

No skills, no patience, hypertension and a boat. What really happens when you abandon the land to follow your dreams? Now in its fourth year, the glorious, comedic voyage from suburbia to chaos finally comes to Edinburgh. 

Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Eat Sleep Shit Shag

Amused Moose Comedy Award finalist, 2015, Abbie Murphy returns to the Fringe with her new show, Eat Sleep Shit Shag. Murphy has been trying to figure out what it is to be a woman. Anecdotes from the ex showgirl and her journey from corduroys and football shirts, to feathers tits and teeth... 

Jane Hill – Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill – Addicted to Fun

Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 15 years but still misses the buzz of that first, second, third, fourth drink. A frank and funny show about anxiety, sex, alcohol and that time she nearly vomited over Noddy Holder... 

Dan Kelly's Madras Years

Dan Kelly's Madras Years

Ever tried to order a curry with all ten members of the Wu Tang Clan? Ever thought about what it all means (love/life/lager) mid downward-dog? Ever scored the winning goal in the last minute, only to have it chalked off for emotional reasons? Join Dan Kelly as he piles into the Madras Years, a medium-spicy character comedy show designed to open more cans of worms than it keeps closed... 

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill: Revillationships

Paul Revill, Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2014, returns with a brand new show. With a marriage date set, a dog rescued and a death in the family, it’s time to look at relationships! 'This bright sparky chappy was a real quick witted geezer' ***** (ArtsinLeicestershire... 

Russell Hicks: A Fist Full of Ideas

Russell Hicks: A Fist Full of Ideas

Russell Hicks attempts to hone a work that is forever in progress by walking on stage with – literally – a fist full of ideas.  

Tom Taylor: Abridged

Tom Taylor: Abridged

The creator of Fringe hit: The Charlie Montague Mysteries (sell-out shows 2016 and 2017), returns with 40 minutes of jokes and silliness. As heard on BBC Radio 4. Tour support for Simon Munnery, John Kearns and Abandoman... 

Conor Drum: ...If

Conor Drum: ...If

A comedy rockumentary about a band that never happened. Conor discovers his old band's 18-year-old demo and decides if giving up the pipe dream was the right thing to do – what if they didn't? What if they kept going? What if they had what it takes? What ... 

Sagar Dreamcast

Sagar Dreamcast

Fiona Sagar (Funny Women Best Show nominee 2016 and 2017, The Groundlings Comedy Theatre) returns with a new character comedy show, Sagar Dreamcast. Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multiplayer with this fresh character-based show with this 'talented impressionist' **** (FringeBiscuit... 

Samantha Pressdee: Pulling it Together (WIP)

Samantha Pressdee: Pulling it Together (WIP)

Four years ago Samantha lost everything, including her marbles. In an adventure through the British welfare system, Samantha battles cuts, medication and eventually trolls. The journey back to sanity can be a rough road... 

The Never Ending Cycle

The Never Ending Cycle

May Cause Mild Irritation – The Never Ending Cycle 

Getting Away Scott Free

Getting Away Scott Free

After touring the world with internationally-received show, Getting Away Scott Free. Comic Scott Adams is ending his run here at the fringe. 'Mixes the macabre and downright hilarious with aplomb' (Advertiser, Adelaide 2018). 

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy

Andrew Sim: You Gotta Find Joy

Bringing his first solo show to the Fringe with a combination of storytelling, songs and surreal improvisations, Andrew Sim intends to liberate you from overthinking and explore the elusive subject of joy... 

Twat Out of Hell

Twat Out of Hell

Twat Out Of Hell features comedian Gary G Knightley (as seen on Channel 4, BBC Three and the West End) performing his debut solo show. MCA finalist 2017, Gary G Knightley brings you a comedy show about, well, him... 

Bob Blackman's Tray?

Bob Blackman's Tray?

The funniest men in Staffordshire encounter local characters old and new. Or do they? 'The funniest men in Staffordshire' (Stoke Sentinel). 

Ready, Aim, Pray, Fire! Lemon Creek Baptist Church Handgun Training Course

Ready, Aim, Pray, Fire! Lemon Creek Baptist Church Handgun Training Course

America’s gun culture is pervasive. In recent years, even churches across the southeast US have gotten in on the act, offering handgun training as a 'community service'. Reverend Jim Hokum leads a course on firearm training at the fictional Lemon Creek Baptist Church in North Carolina... 

The Great Merkin Show!

The Great Merkin Show!

Freaks, undergarments and curiosities! From America’s Wild West to the nether regions in-between comes Eugene, Oregon’s favorite sassy oddity Josephine D’Love, joining forces with musical extraordinaire Jasper Freedom of Boxcar Conception to bring you America’s weirdest burlesque variety show! The Great Merkin Show! 

Mae Martin and Nick Coyle: Show Party

Mae Martin and Nick Coyle: Show Party

Mae Martin (BBC Radio 4's Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, Russell Howard's Good News) and Australian comic Nick Coyle (Guided Meditation) improvise a variety show based on your suggestions... 

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)... 

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability

Pam Ford: Pants and Pantsability

From self-doubt and depression to fabulous and invincible, Pam takes you on a very open and honest journey of when she spent a small fortune on fortune tellers, self-help books, gurus and mediums when all the time her super power emerged from creating her own designer pants... 

Mae Martin: Dope

Mae Martin: Dope

Hi guys, please come to my show. Here's the blurb about it. The star of Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality (BBC Radio 4) examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction with 'effortlessly amusing, highly watchable charm' **** (Times)... 

Best of Chortle Student Comedy Award

Best of Chortle Student Comedy Award

It's where scores of top comedians started their brilliant careers, from familiar household names to circuit and cult favourites. Now see some of the best acts from the past 14 years of the Chortle Student Comedy Award – for free – in one fabulous showcase... 

Olaf Falafel Presents: The Marmosets of My Mind

Olaf Falafel Presents: The Marmosets of My Mind

Back with another hour of surreal stupidity. Who knows what it will involve, maybe sandpaper, probably conkers. Whatever it is, I personally guarantee your money back if you actually learn something... 

Stephen Carlin: The Rise of the Autistic

Stephen Carlin: The Rise of the Autistic

First came the Jurassic period, then the Enlightenment and now the Age of Autistics. Welcome to 2017! Where emotional intelligence is thrown out the window to be replaced by resentment and self-justification... 

Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever

Sean McLoughlin: You Can't Ignore Me Forever

Come witness the astonishing resurrection of 'the best comedian you haven't heard of yet (Time Out). 'One brilliant punchline after another... staggeringly high success rate' **** (List)... 

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies in an Hour

MARVELus: All the Marvel Movies in an Hour

All the movies in the Marvel cinematic universe in one hour. Comic book nerds The Just Us League (comedians Gary Tro and Javier Jarquin) present MARVELus, a show that squeezes almost a decade of movies into one action packed hour of comedy... 

Celtic Comedy

Celtic Comedy

Two Scots and an Irishman walk into a pub… Jay Lafferty, John Scott and Martin Mor are among the very best Celtic comedians working on the global comedy circuit. Jay Lafferty, ‘Cuddly one sec, cruel the next, this comic will have you open-mouthed in amazement’ (List)... 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Coming to Edinburgh after shows at Latitude and Machynlleth Comedy Festival, join Amy Annette in a talk show with her far more famous comedy friends; James Acaster, Lolly Adefope, Felicity Ward, Nish Kumar and more, as they seek to understand the great, unknowable, mystery of our time: Women... 

Savage

Savage

Critically acclaimed solo show about life, death and paper towels. A hilarious, heart-breaking experience that straddles the line between comedy and tragedy. ***** (BroadwayBaby.com)... 

Olaf Falafel and the Cheese of Truth

Olaf Falafel and the Cheese of Truth

Olaf Falafel’s style of comedy is absurdist verging on the downright ludicrous. The show called The Cheese of Truth is actually an interesting concept whereby a piece of Emmental cheese, when placed upon a medium such as a newspaper, has the ability to see the hidden message within its multiple holes... 

Milo McCabe: The Unflappable Troy Hawke

Milo McCabe: The Unflappable Troy Hawke

Milo McCabe steps onto the stage as Troy Hawke with the swagger of an assured performer. Over the next fifty or so minutes the comedian proves that both he and his creation are us unflappable as the show’s title suggests, putting in a very entertaining performance as he explores some of the foibles of modern life from a uniquely unusual perspective... 

Richy Sheehy: People Are Strange

Richy Sheehy: People Are Strange

Amsterdam's soaring Irishman Richy Sheehy delivers a satirical cocktail of musings and music. Titled after the Doors classic hit, this Fringe debut show will bring you on a tour of the human condition as Richy tries to understand people while struggling to understand himself... 

Irish Comedy – No Safe Space

Irish Comedy – No Safe Space

It's late. It's Irish. Let's not pretend it's half five on a Wednesday, in front of the kids. It's grownup stuff, and not in the best sense of the word. Leave your sensitivity at the door... 

Alfie Brown: Scissor

Alfie Brown: Scissor

Critically acclaimed Brown, known for being satirical, grotesque and f*cked, returns to the Fringe. He’ll be exploring alcohol, the Middle East and something hideous about our socialised collective sexual repression... 

Paul McCaffrey: Fresh Hell

Paul McCaffrey: Fresh Hell

Star of Impractical Jokers (BBC Three), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), and Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Paul returns with a brand new stand-up show. ‘A brilliantly entertaining hour full of laughs, beautifully delivered... 

Present and Correct

Present and Correct

Present and Correct returns for their fourth year at the Fringe, following a five-star show in 2015! Have you ever wondered what life is like for the stripper inside a cake? Ever wanted an owl that corrects grammatical mistakes? Or wanted to learn to drive on a space-hopper? Maybe you just want to see someone rant about a plastic kettle on Antiques Roadshow... 

Eric Lampaert: Alien of Extraordinary Ability

Eric Lampaert: Alien of Extraordinary Ability

This Franco-British nomad with an American green card knows no borders: both with his neurotic oft-taboo approach to comedy, and literally, by sporadically gigging all over the world in various languages... 

City Cafe Late Nite and Free

City Cafe Late Nite and Free

Classic late show Festival comedy fare. Ivor Dembina **** (Guardian) hosts a different line-up every night. Comedians showcasing Edinburgh show extracts, others performing their club stuff and some just showing up and having fun. 

Mae Martin: Work in Progress

Mae Martin: Work in Progress

Mae Martin (BBC Radio 4, Live from the BBC, Russell Howard's Good News) improvises a brand new hour every night as she develops her new show. Come and witness the chaos. 'She has mass appeal, is interesting, hugely likeable, and is above all else is very funny' ***** (Chortle... 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

Comedy sketch swapping live! The cult hit show where sketch groups perform their own sketches and then each other’s. Chortle Award winner 2015 for Best Club Night, London. Top five comedy shows of 2014 (List)... 

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and getting in a huff? Bring them to Funny Stuff for Happy People, where the adults can have just as good a time as the kids... 

Mae Martin: Us

Mae Martin: Us

Mae Martin is an absolute gem on the Free Fringe. Taking to the stage with an top-notch song choice, her sense of humour is somewhat self-deprecating but nonetheless her likeable persona shines through... 

Super Villain

Super Villain

If you could take over the world, what would you do? Arriving from Australia with an appetite for destruction, witness this hilariously horrible Super Villain, Seizure Kaiser execute his evil plan... 

Strange Face – Adventures With a Lost Nick Drake Recording

Strange Face – Adventures With a Lost Nick Drake Recording

Music has a way of providing the most honest portrait of a person, be it someone listening to an opera in the Royal Albert Hall or someone moshing in the belly of Bannerman’s, music always manages to discover the most intimate aspects of anyone... 

Lou Sanders: Excuse Me, You're Sitting on My Penis Again

Lou Sanders: Excuse Me, You're Sitting on My Penis Again

We've all had our penises sat on and this lady gonna talk about it. Finally, someone breaking the silence! More likely is that this is a show about a grown woman trying to get into Eton College for Boys... 

The Room: The Musical

The Room: The Musical

Oh, hai audience! We’ve got something for youuu! An original parody musical of the funniest disaster in cinematic history, Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, adapted by a BBC-award nominated writer... 

The Clean (as Possible) Comedy Show

The Clean (as Possible) Comedy Show

Come and watch three top comedians from the stand up-circuit clean up their act! Two (or more) of the circuit's best loved comedians will be joining hosts Rob Thomas and Fran Garrity in an event that even your grandma will enjoy – unless she's got a potty mouth! Stand-up comedy with a 12A certificate... 

Sketch Thieves

Sketch Thieves

It's comedy set swapping live! The show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other's. Best comedy club show – London 2015 (Chortle Awards). Top five comedy shows of 2014 (List)... 

Mickey D: Good Bloke

Mickey D: Good Bloke

Mick is a good bloke. He's got good jokes and 15 years experience in telling them. He's an award-winning Aussie but he lives in Birmingham. This says a lot about him. Comedian, husband, dad and above average armchair athlete, Mick will have you laughing until you hurt... 

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Mickey is an Indian, that was born in Pakistan (it’s true). After living in Karachi, Beijing, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Kashmir ... Mickey ended up in the exotic climes of Birmingham at the age of 19... 

Will Mars: Outspoken White Guy

Will Mars: Outspoken White Guy

Will Mars is outspoken, white and very much just a guy. His stand-up is fearless and guaranteed to entertain. Finalist in the English Comedian of the Year award 2014. Creator of the festival cult hit show (and BBC television pilot) Joke Thieves, and shortlisted in the Funniest Jokes of the Fringe 2012 (DAVE TV), Will has also been seen on BBC's Stand-Up for Comic Relief and heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club... 

Titty Bar Ha Ha: Club Titticana

Titty Bar Ha Ha: Club Titticana

The murderous hostesses, Hope and Gloria return for their third year of high end filth and games. The vibe is Calypso, the songs and games are new, kazoos are inevitable. ‘Probably the most fun I've ever had’ ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Late Night TED

Late Night TED

Zig zag down to see five comedians give indispensable life advice that you will probably heckle and forget by the morning. Danny Dyer said, ‘5 stars. Proper inspiring’. 

Pam Ford Happy in Your Skin Too

Pam Ford Happy in Your Skin Too

Pam Ford has taken 40 years to be happy in her skin, she wants everyone to discover their best bits, and get happy right now, what a great way to start the day with a lunchtime show in Edinburgh... 

Bobby Mair: Off Meds

Bobby Mair: Off Meds

A self-declared homeless lookalike, Bobby Mair performs to a packed out Laughing Horse, deftly interacting with the audience, whom he suspends somewhere between hilarity and awkwardness... 

Madame Señorita

Madame Señorita

Madame Señorita is a force of nature who has come to Edinburgh to seek fame after selling out her cabaret nights at La Taberna de Paco, her local village bar back home in southern Spain... 

Clever Peter: Free for All!

Clever Peter: Free for All!

The award-winning sketch group, as heard on their own BBC Radio 4 series, present brand new sketches and old favourites packed into a fun-filled free-for-all show. 'Breakneck nonsense and hilarity' (Times)... 

Lou Sanders in Another Great Show Again

Lou Sanders in Another Great Show Again

A genderless riot from a little old force to be reckoned with. Sanders goes hard-pedal without too much fuss. Forty five plus jokes, six props, one hero and I dare say a bit of heartbreak (you) and a smattering of ground-break (her)... 

LOLympics Live - Free

LOLympics Live - Free

Each day different international acts compete for comedy gold. Our laugh-letes can't run, jump or even walk well... But they will make you laugh. Hosted again this year by Bronston Jones and Martin Mor! 

Anil Desai's Last Night at the Movies

Anil Desai's Last Night at the Movies

The fastest and funniest globe-trotting impressionist returns for more comedy action, laughable adventures and romance in this mix of stand-up and stories featuring over 50 movie star impressions - and Anil himself! ‘One of the most gifted impressionists I've ever seen… Cheaper than hitting the flicks, and infinitely more fun, so what are you waiting for?’ **** (Skinny, 2013)... 

Once Upon a Time in a Sketch Group

Once Upon a Time in a Sketch Group

Self-proclaimed adversity avoidance advocate Paul Swoops links together a show that manages to trap members of The Tourists in a surreal sketch landscape of their own devising.  

Pretending Things Are a C*ck

Pretending Things Are a C*ck

After critically acclaimed performances to sell-out audiences in festivals around the world, and a legion of Facebook fans, Australian Jon Bennett brings his cult-hit show of 2012 back to Edinburgh! A unique stand-up experience, Pretending Things Are a C*ck is part photographic display, part pot-holed journey into the idiosyncratic world of Jon Bennett... 

Eddie Hoo: Angry in the Afternoon - Free

Eddie Hoo: Angry in the Afternoon - Free

Offensive and outrageous comedy. ‘All niceties not just thrown out of the window, but brutally killed and buried in a shallow grave, eliciting the laughs to match the shocks’ (Chortle... 

Just Jokes

Just Jokes

Rising stars Pete Otway and Brennan Reece present a nightly showcase of the finest stand-up at the Fringe, featuring award-winning comedians from the circuit, TV and the best of the festival... 

Eddy Brimson - Windy Piss

Eddy Brimson - Windy Piss

No nonsense stand-up from this international headliner. ‘There must be a school of comedy in the British Isles ... if such a school exists, Brimson would have been top of the class’ (Sydney Sunday Herald)...