Dangerous Adventures

Dangerous Adventures

British author and adventurer, Ruth travelled to some of the world’s most dangerous places and made them the backdrops to her books. Her action/adventure stories sell internationally… 

Kefi: Reggetiko

Kefi: Reggetiko

Immerse yourself in a Greek coffee house where familiar faces tell stories of their displaced lives, while a series of unpredictable events unfold in the background. Spontaneous good feelings mixed with urban Greek folk and dub-inspired tunes… 

Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

Stealth Aspies – Aspies Anonymous

Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a beacon of individuality for our time: it presents a platform for anybody with the desire to express themselves and whatever makes them individuals. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Seventh consecutive year for the UK’s longest-running and most successful ever Jewish comedy show. Based on a true story, Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina performs some of his favourite kosher gags alongside his personal take on the life of the modern Jewish comic… 

Guerilla Aspies Year Five – Not an Autism Puppet Show

Guerilla Aspies Year Five – Not an Autism Puppet Show

The fifth year of the world unique audience autism conversion show faces new issues. The organiser of the protest outside of the Southwark Playhouse this year, Paul Wady aims to demonstrate how he is not your autistic puppet, whilst keeping the same fun and energy up… 

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one-man show Johnny Irish to Edinburgh, which includes stories from the odd man’s life, delicately crafted one-liners and musical comedy… 

Dan Cardwell: Recall

Dan Cardwell: Recall

Dan Cardwell is in recall. His malfunctioning iModerate chip has caused an imbalance in personality, resulting in his constant muttering: ‘Who am I?’ You’re invited to observe the recalibration of a dysfunctional unit… 

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Stephanie Laing: Quitter

Writer for BBC. As seen on Sky One. A lovable little weirdo trying to work out how to be happy. Fresh from a critically acclaimed tour of Canada, Australia and New Zealand. ‘Wonderful… 

Steve Bennett – Everything is F*cked

Steve Bennett – Everything is F*cked

Irish Comedian of the Year winner Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. But he’s been worn down by the sheer poopiness of Earth and her people. Join Bennett on a magical journey through the scariest bits of modern living, find ways to cope with it all through songs, poems and razor-sharp stand-up from one of Ireland’s finest comedic talents. 

Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

Save your soul with laughter. Witness short sets from Ireland’s finest stand-ups, along with holy discussions and blessed games. Handpicked by Irish Comedian of the Year Winner, Steve Bennett… 

Cyclopath

Cyclopath

Professional comedian and avid cyclist Dion Owen brings his best stand-up material with an emphasis on his experiences and passion for life on a bike. 

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... 

The Great Irish (Finnegans) Wake Off

The Great Irish (Finnegans) Wake Off

A free Irish comedy show. This year's contestants include John Sheehan (Longitude), Lisa Casey (Irish Comedian of the Year 2017), Totally Wired! (The Stand: Best of Irish) and Gary Lynch baking a mint chocolate layer cake of laughter. 

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan

The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan. Award-winning comedian Sarah Callaghan, fresh from hugely successful tours of Australia and New Zealand, returns to Edinburgh with a powerhouse mash-up of comedy and poetry about gangs, fitting right in and feeling left out... 

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

Christian Talbot: Desperately Seeking Approval

I'm just a comedian, standing in front of literally anything, asking it to love me. How being needy and anxious made me famous for a day. As seen on the BBC's Soft Border Patrol. 'An absolutely engaging performer... 

Ivor Dembina Show

Ivor Dembina Show

Jewish comedian's truthful stand-up, funny stories and good jokes. A delightful mixture of new, old and very old material. Adult humour in the true sense of the words. Perfect early evening entertainment... 

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 South Africa... 

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. 

Steve Bennett: Irish Comedian of Last Year

Steve Bennett: Irish Comedian of Last Year

Steve Bennett is the happiest man on the planet. But he's been worn down by the sheer poopiness of Earth and her people. Join Bennett on a magical journey through the scariest bits of modern living, find ways to cope with it all through songs, poems, puppets and razor-sharp stand-up from one of Ireland's finest comedic talents... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK's most successful ever Jewish comedy. The traditional flavour of Jewish humour plus a satirical look at the life of the modern Jewish comic. For brief video clip see oldjewishjokes... 

Laft Punk

Laft Punk

Start your evening with Matt Duwell and Victor Patrascan as they bring the finest selection of alternative and off the wall comedy from across the Fringe that doesn't play by the rules... 

Too Old to Be a Power Ranger

Too Old to Be a Power Ranger

Debut stand-up hour from Ben Shannon about cats, growing up and being easily distracted. It’ll be really good, you should come. Oh, look a goose! Ah no it’s a duck, shame. I've been doing stand-up comedy for around five years now and I've found out some things... 

David Sheeran: I Am Donut

David Sheeran: I Am Donut

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Skyfall and Love Actually: three films President Trump will encourage the Prime Minister to stream during his state visit to the UK (probably)... 

The Silly Iles

The Silly Iles

This is a debut stand-up comedy show from Sarah Iles, where she shares her brand of silly humour and stories to all audiences about the various japes she gets herself in to. Ultimately, she is The Silly Iles... 

Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

Save your soul with laughter. Witness Ireland's finest stand-ups, along with holy discussions and blessed games. Handpicked by Irish Comedian of the Year 2016, Steve Bennett. Join the congregation or go to hell. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Extra performance on the 21st at Laughing Horse @ Counting House with full run from 3rd to 27th (excluding Tuesdays) at Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake. Fifth year of the Fringe's all-time favourite, longest-running Jewish comedy show... 

Jordan Brookes: Body of Work

Jordan Brookes: Body of Work

In August 2015 Jordan's Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her. That can't be the whole thing can it? I thought Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, spitting down himself etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not... 

Robyn's Bad Decision Time

Robyn's Bad Decision Time

Everyone has a crazy family. Some are bad at relationships. But few justify their emotional decisions with stats and scientific research. Join Robyn on this "informative" journey of unbelievable, yet relatable, stories, seeing first hand what happens when you don't think before you act... 

Balamory Doubtfire

Balamory Doubtfire

Why give, only to get kicked in the teeth? Is that saft (soft) or daft? This is the story about the limits of one woman’s kindness. ‘Glorious’ ***** (Scotsman). ‘A naturally charismatic storyteller **** (Fest)... 

Irish Comedy @ Finnegan's Wake

Irish Comedy @ Finnegan's Wake

The Irish are known for many things around the world. Our wit, our music and our ability to drink. So why not have all three? Multi award-winning Irish comedians present a great line-up of comedy in an Irish pub... 

Aaah Sure, It's the Irish Comedian of the Year!

Aaah Sure, It's the Irish Comedian of the Year!

A show about finding the funny in failure. Join Steve Bennett, Irish Comedian of the Year 2016, and giggle about all the parts of life that don't quite work. From technology to religion to politics, the world is fecked and we need to get a laugh out of it before everything blows up... 

Ivor Dembina: Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina: Old Jewish Jokes

This show doesn’t disappoint. As the publicity suggests, Ivor Dembina provides a lively hour of stand-up comedy, and whist I am in no position to dispute its claim to be the “Fringe’s all-time favourite Jewish comedy show”, I can confirm that there are guaranteed laughs for Jews and gentiles alike... 

Cook It How You Like, It's Still a Potato!

Cook It How You Like, It's Still a Potato!

Despite coming across as likeable and charming, Romina Puma’s stand-up set doesn’t provoke too many laughs. Her overarching theme of political correctness is overdone and falls a little flat... 

Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh for the first time. Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! 

Stuck in a Rut

Stuck in a Rut

Multi award-winning Irish comic Dónal Vaughan takes a self-deprecating look at his life with his three passions: comedy, natural history and talking about himself. Sometimes dark, often rude, be prepared for a fast-paced, joke-heavy, knowledge filled stand-up show... 

Ship of Fool

Ship of Fool

Ship of Fool is the story of one man's obsession with rowing across the Atlantic. In 2003, Rob set off on this perilous journey totally unprepared and survived the short time he was on the boat on ignorance and chocolate... 

Martha McBrier: Japanese Boy

Martha McBrier: Japanese Boy

Martha 'Pigeon Puncher' McBrier, ('a glorious hour' ***** Scotsman), returns with more true stories. The helpful wee Glaswegian, ('A naturally charismatic storyteller' **** Fest), will tell the uplifting story of the time she took a group of mental health patients to compete in a pool tournament... 

Martha McBrier: Pigeon Puncher

Martha McBrier: Pigeon Puncher

Punching pigeons comes surprisingly easily to Martha McBrier, whose hour of engaging and funny storytelling draws on run-ins with pesky birds of all kinds, all the while unmasking a personal, serious side about her long career in social work that never feels trite or gratuitous... 

Matt Price: The Boy with Cake on His Face

Matt Price: The Boy with Cake on His Face

One of Matt Price’s ambitions is to be one of the nicest people in comedy, and man, he’s succeeding. This particular performance took place on the day of Matt’s 10th wedding anniversary... 

Paul Harry Allen's Retro Delights

Paul Harry Allen's Retro Delights

Having rummaged around the UK, Paul takes you on a tour of some of his charity shop finds. Following on from the success of his sell-out four-star show, The Lost Letters of Cathy G – ‘Sweet story of Sixties love’ (Sarah Millican)... 

Laugh Train Home Presents: Chick-Ass Comedy

Laugh Train Home Presents: Chick-Ass Comedy

London's Laugh Train Home host Robyn Perkins **** (ThreeWeeks, English Comedian of the Year Finalist) and Sarah Iles, (Comedy Network Award winner) are joined by their favourite award-winning comics for an hour of stand-up, comedic storytelling, and musical comedy. 

Ivor Dembina: Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina: Old Jewish Jokes

Return of last year's brilliant hit kosher comedy show. Traditional great Jewish gags alongside a comic insight into the life of the modern Jewish comedian. **** (Scotsman). ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Groan Up

Groan Up

Groan Up is a light-hearted show about change, responsibility, trying to figure out your place in the world, feeling like an outsider inside your own head, and having to giggle like a child to function as an adult... 

Don't Tell Anyone About Sarah Callaghan

Don't Tell Anyone About Sarah Callaghan

Sarah Callaghan wants to tell us a secret in her first one hour Fringe show.This ‘secret’ free show was full; everyone had come to see if this tipped new young comedian had what it takes in this overpopulated genre... 

An Elephant in the Room

An Elephant in the Room

If Dr. Seuss and Lewis Carroll had a love child, the result would be a grinning 5ft Scot with an arsenal of absurd pun-studded songs wielding a double bass and a pocketful of anecdotes about Oz... 

Over It - Death, Anorexia and Other Funny Things

Over It - Death, Anorexia and Other Funny Things

Seeking to explore the idea that you are your experiences, this positive and inspiring show details how these two up-and-coming comics are not Over It. Dave Chawner takes a satirical look into his anorexic past in order to raise awareness of eating disorders... 

#Happy / A Rather Pleasant, Misanthropic

#Happy / A Rather Pleasant, Misanthropic

#Happy. Russ Haynes asks ‘Just what makes us happy? Why is he happy or is he just wearing a mask like the rest of us?’ Rick Murtagh is a rather pleasant, misanthropic nihilist. Rick will tell you why misanthropy and nihilism are positive, realistic qualities, and try and be nice about it... 

Nutjob

Nutjob

Do you take the Hollywood route and get work done? Or go au naturel and bare your scars? Nutjob is a young comic's absurd story of survival, growing up and laughing in the face of life-changing uncertainty... 

Stand-Up Showdown: Singh vs Whitmer

Stand-Up Showdown: Singh vs Whitmer

Two comedians enter the stage to prove who’s funnier. Only one can win and you decide. Who reigns supreme and who gets humiliated. Find out at Stand-Up Showdown: Singh vs Whitmer!