Radio Moscow Roadshow

Radio Moscow Roadshow

Can’t go to Russia? Don’t worry – Russia is coming to you! The Radio Moscow Roadshow finally comes to Edinburgh as part of its UK tour. 

The Comedy Arcade Live

The Comedy Arcade Live

Part game show and part chat show. 

Paul Dennis: Imashination (Free Festival)

Paul Dennis: Imashination (Free Festival)

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and stand-up, Paul Dennis brings his music and comedy together for the first time. 

Martin Mor: At The Edge

Martin Mor: At The Edge

Martin Mor is doing a stand-up comedy show. It is called At The Edge.  

The Circus Sonas Family Show

The Circus Sonas Family Show

FunnyHappyStuff. 

The Best of the Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards

The Best of the Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards

Two dangerous Irishmen doing dangerous things for a laugh. 

Sasha Ellen: Creepy Little Woman

Sasha Ellen: Creepy Little Woman

A brand-new hour of stand-up comedy from the hilariously funny, aggressively nerdy and downright adorable Sasha Ellen. 

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male

Phil Kay: Alphalfa Male

‘Phil sweeps the audience on an exhilarating never-ending stream-of-consciousness loaded with laughter. 

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

A fabulous selection of outrageous queer performers from across the Fringe. 

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Ew Girl, You Nasty

Take a gonzo dive into a world of sex dungeons, meth and so much more with New York City comedian, Katharyn Henson. 

Daphna Baram: Unmuted

Daphna Baram: Unmuted

A year indoors left Daphna Baram, a sociable animal even at the worst of times, compelled to spend the first year of her 50s chatting with her unforgiving self. 

Lovefool

Lovefool

What if the last time you dated, you were doused in Impulse Body Spray and The Spice Girls were at number one? Finding a phwoar-some trouser-shape to replace her ex-husband won’t… 

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Come one, come all to this tragic affair! Stand-up comedy show featuring acts that are positively freaky. 

Hyenas!

Hyenas!

The Hyenas are taking you out-out on the hen do of your life! So buckle up and suck into that polyester dress! Expect audience participation, crap karaoke and pray we make it out a… 

Don't Crap in Your Onesie Matilda

Don't Crap in Your Onesie Matilda

Ben’s getting older, what should be the final flurries of youth sees him fall squarely into middle age with new ailments to contend with, medical dilemmas, alarming levels of grump… 

2020 Re-Vision – Vladimir McTavish

2020 Re-Vision – Vladimir McTavish

A comedy review of the year that was cancelled from ‘one of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit’ (Guardian). 

Sameer Katz: God Loves Irony

Sameer Katz: God Loves Irony

Why is it that so many things in life seem like a cruel joke? People who love animals are allergic; oxygen is poisonous; the cause for baldness and body hair are the same. 

Will Mars: My Life's a Joke!

Will Mars: My Life's a Joke!

Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is a supercharged combination of old-school joke-telling and modern, autobiographical wit. 

Raul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

Raul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

Award-winning comedian Raul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special guest… 

This is Not a Subject for Comedy

This is Not a Subject for Comedy

Pick of the Fringe award winner Ivor Dembina, presents a revised and updated version of his solo Jewish comedy show – a story with jokes about Israel, Palestine and the Jews. 

Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause! An hour of stand-up comedy from three up-and-coming comics! Featuring: Luke Terry, Jonnie Smith and Ed Thorn. 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

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

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Pick of the Fringe award winner (2019). 

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

You Don't Have to Be Mad to Work Here (WIP)

Award-winning comedian and NHS psychiatrist Benji Waterstones has written a book! Is it really a “modern classic” or are his publishers as deluded as his patients? Make your minds … 

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

Jack the Ripper: My Life as a Suspect

In this show, I Robert Inston(is), narrate as informatively as I am able, on the mythology that surrounds the murders in Whitechapel in 1888. 

Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

Will Mars: Life in One-Liners

It’s a Fringe 1st. 

Phil Jerrod: Sicko

Phil Jerrod: Sicko

This year’s show is all about why I cancelled last year’s show. 

Late Show Great Show

Late Show Great Show

The night is young and three of the best stand-up comedians from Australia and around the world are ready to make you laugh, stay up late and definitely have one more drink. 

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

A fabulous selection of outrageous queer performers from across the Fringe. 

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

BadFamiliar by Matt Davis

Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, Matt Davis jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality and global or regional c… 

Trans*Atlantic

Trans*Atlantic

Join Dian Cathal, an immigrant of country and gender, in an attempt to prove their hypothesis: that Trans jokes can be funny. 

Alice-India: Sorry I'm So Great or Whatever (WiP)

Alice-India: Sorry I'm So Great or Whatever (WiP)

‘Bold, subversive and dominant’ (ObjectivelyFunny. 

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

It’s a fact of life that any standup on the Fringe who is neither white nor straight is likely required to spend at least part of their show addressing it. 

ACID!

ACID!

Alternative Comedy It’s Downstairs! (ACID!) is Leeds’ infamous, illicit, alternative comedy night! Hosts Kenrick and Miller bring you the finest in late-night absurdity, with a… 

Philipp and Phriends: A Late-Night Comedy Show

Philipp and Phriends: A Late-Night Comedy Show

Award-winning comedian and radio presenter Philipp Kostelecky brings the best acts of the Fringe together for one of the latest shows of the festival. 

Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos

Eric Lampaert: Borne of Chaos

From the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb. 

BattleActs!

BattleActs!

Winners: People’s Choice Award, Vault Festival 2017. 

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians selected from around the Fringe, with different line-ups every day in this brand-new family friendly lunchtime stand-up showcase, from the people behind… 

The Piece: Now More (Artistically) Accessible – WiP

The Piece: Now More (Artistically) Accessible – WiP

After a baffling 2018 run (The Wee Review Fringe Experience Award: ‘most memorable experience – be it good. 

Late Show Great Show / Free Festival

Late Show Great Show / Free Festival

The night is young and some of the best stand-up comedians at the Fringe are ready to make you laugh, stay up late and definitely have one more drink. 

Eric Lampaert: Yum Yum

Eric Lampaert: Yum Yum

After having purged some secrets and shames from his unconscious, Eric now feels so good that all he wants to do is make you feel the same. 

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

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

Three comedians bring along the news story they “think” is the most important and persuade the audience why it’s the most important of week. 

Jane Hill: Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill: Addicted to Fun

Jane used to be fun. 

Daphna Baram: Cracking Up

Daphna Baram: Cracking Up

After dealing with immigration, politics and Jewish mothers, Daphna Baram’s 2019 Fringe offering takes on mass and time (AKA weight and age) as the human-rights lawyer-journalist-c… 

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

Martha McBrier: Happiness Bully

Don’t be bullied into cheering up or thinking positive. 

Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

After his 2018 Fringe debut, Worm’s Lament (The Guardian’s Top Shows of the Edinburgh Fringe), Rob Oldham is back. 

Hero Worship

Hero Worship

If you had a chance to spend time with your idol, would you take it? Joel has hung out with all of his heroes, but did they want to hang out with him too? 

Luka Muller's Gong Show

Luka Muller's Gong Show

A parade of comedians have 90 seconds of safety to impress the crowd, before facing the gong and the wrath of special guest judges! Always fun and loose, don’t miss this fast-paced… 

Games With James

Games With James

Award-winning comedian and UK board-gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more, played like never before. 

Shit Socialist

Shit Socialist

Chris Tavner presents his new stand-up show about his life of being a socialist activist. 

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

My name is Mickey Sharma and I’ve been a comic for 10 years with five Edinburgh shows. 

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

A while back, things became too awful for Angus to cope with. 

Viking Millennials

Viking Millennials

A deadly hour of comedy featuring two Norwegian stand-ups, Thor Stenhaug and Pernilla Holland. 

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

What happens when two circus performers are sent to prison? They come up with a new Fringe show of course. 

Cool Jokes/Hot Takes

Cool Jokes/Hot Takes

Two award-winning comics in one show! We can’t tell you who they are. 

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Star of BBC Scotland’s Up For It! and BBC Radio Scotland, Ashley Storrie returns to the Fringe with a raw and hysterical show about mental health and the ways she uses humour to ov… 

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Is a variety show with a mixed bill line-up. 

Ben Clover – Smell The Magic, Daddy

Ben Clover – Smell The Magic, Daddy

The fifth solo show from award-winning stand-up Ben Clover. 

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray brings the mellow thunder to the Fringe with a brand-new stand-up show with a great new zeitgeisty title that the kids will love. 

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Bored of mindless comedy shows? Then come to Stand-Up Philosophy. 

Best in Class

Best in Class

Showcasing underrepresented working-class comedy voices. 

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – Lightfoot James

Aidan 'Taco' Jones – Lightfoot James

For most of 2017 I received taunting messages from a fake Facebook account. 

Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

The cult hit of 2018 is back! The funniest Fringe performers play board/card/party games live on stage. 

Louise Leigh Identifiable

Louise Leigh Identifiable

Can you be a perfect wife and mother and stay true to your inner weirdo? For years, Louise Leigh has been listening to the voice telling her that to be a proper woman you have to b… 

Sid Singh: American Refugee

Sid Singh: American Refugee

From the mind who performed on / wrote for BBC Three, Comedy Central UK, Boom Chicago and had his debut Comedy Album hit number three on iTunes. 

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

Comedy the way you like it. 

Brown Panther – Ruven Govender

Brown Panther – Ruven Govender

Join one of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia for an hour of ethnic-based comedy. 

The Vagabonds of Comedy

The Vagabonds of Comedy

An exquisitely silly variety night, featuring an assorted selection of comedy, cabaret and musical acts from around the Fringe. 

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Consulting with his fortune teller alter ego, Filippo realizes that nostalgia is a consistently successful market. 

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

That’s not an Australian comedy show, this is an Australian comedy show! A sell-out hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and a monthly show in London, catch three of the best Aussie and Ki… 

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

Dave is a number-one bestselling author, he has presented for BBC, written for the Guardian, the Telegraph, Metro and Cosmopolitan and even got an award at the Houses of Parliament… 

Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Godmother of Scottish comedy. 

Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

The 2018 sell-out show returns. 

Jake Donaldson Fights the Sea (Work in Progress)

Jake Donaldson Fights the Sea (Work in Progress)

Join Jake for a work in progress of his new stand-up show. 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers, but everyone welcome, regardless of age or ability. 

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian self-identifies as a what-not, the word for people who don’t have a word. 

Snog Marry Avoid

Snog Marry Avoid

Fancy a snog? Will you marry me? Is the walk of shame avoidable? Kirsty answers all your dating questions with bad advice from years of being a single mid-thirties lady woman. 

Daniel Muggleton – Mouth Breather

Daniel Muggleton – Mouth Breather

Australian comedian Daniel Muggleton’s blunt and honest stand-up is a breath of fresh air for audiences. 

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

#AA: Absurdly Asian 2018 by Jinx Yeo

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

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. 

Mirth in the Morning With Rhodders

Mirth in the Morning With Rhodders

Want some comedy with your coffee? Start the day with stand-up comic, radio host and oddball Rhodders, for an hour of Mirth in the Morning. 

The Great Baldini – A Magician's Journey

The Great Baldini – A Magician's Journey

The Great Baldini is a magical legend. 

CANCELLED - Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) – All the Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up

CANCELLED - Dan the Man (Kidz Comedian) – All the Things I Want to Be When I Grow Up

A brilliant show of hilarious stand-up for kids aimed at 4 to 11-year-olds. 

The Secret Diary of Scott Mitchell, Aged 43 and 3/4

The Secret Diary of Scott Mitchell, Aged 43 and 3/4

Scott Mitchell lives in Singapore. 

The MMORPG Show – Scruffy Looking Nerd Herder

The MMORPG Show – Scruffy Looking Nerd Herder

The multi award-winning MMORPG Show returns with more improvised, role-play comedy adventures. 

Hangry Americans

Hangry Americans

Hungry + Angry = Hangry. 

David Callaghan: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; Shoes

David Callaghan: One for Sorrow, Two for Joy; Shoes

A new stand-up show from David Callaghan. 

Russell Howard Thinks I'm an Idiot

Russell Howard Thinks I'm an Idiot

Audience pick anecdotes from Bentley’s Bag of Showbiz Despair: Namedropping frenzy of failure, covers being a famous hate figure, trash TV and the dark side of comedy. 

Laughing for Palestine with Frankie Boyle

Laughing for Palestine with Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle, Jen Brister and Craig Campbell hosted by Daphna Baram, join in with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolition UK for a buy-a-brick fundraiser for a community c… 

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

James Barr: Thirst Trap! – Free

Wonderfully unexpected opportunities can occur at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; even more so at the 'Free' variety. 

Late-Night LOLs

Late-Night LOLs

Going to bed so soon? But the night has just begun! Enjoy some Late-Night LOLs with some of the best comedians at the Fringe. 

Electric Frog

Electric Frog

Join Dr Electric-Hogg, Dark Master of Dada, in this offbeat production of his career retrospective as his interviewer (his hapless assistant Stags) asks the question on everybody… 

Diamond Comedy Club

Diamond Comedy Club

The Diamond Comedy Club is bringing some of the freshest voices in stand-up comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for an unmissable late-night party! Each night, a different line… 

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

Sameer Katz: Treesonous Thoughts

Tired of watching middle-class white boys try to be funny? Come watch a middle-class brown boy (who grew up in a white society) try to be funny! After performing alongside the Camb… 

Comedy Queers / Free Festival

Comedy Queers / Free Festival

A raucous late night show offering a fabulous selection of the most outrageous queer performers from across the Fringe. 

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Sam Fraser has been a stand-by BBC local weather presenter since 2012. 

Rahul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli: Kohl and the Gang

After last year’s sell-out success, award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli’s late-night compilation returns with up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a la… 

African in New York – Almost Famous by Njambi McGrath

African in New York – Almost Famous by Njambi McGrath

When the naive straight-out-of-Africa student Njambi McGrath was invited to a Thanksgiving meal by her new college friend, she could hardly have known that some areas in America ar… 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. 

Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek

Charmian Hughes – Bra Trek

Bra as metaphwoar! Life can make us all outsiders through its conspiracy of myths and fairy tales. 

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary

Harriet Braine's Apocalibrary

A work-in-progress musical comedy show set in a library at the end of the world. 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers from around the UK, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day. 

Strictly Carl Donnelly!

Strictly Carl Donnelly!

Join this ‘observational genius’ (Guardian) for his 10th solo show! In 10 years he’s been married, divorced, happy, depressed and twice nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award. 

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

Ben Clover: Crème Brûlée

A single creme brûlée can change the course of your whole life. 

Frank Lavender: Gotta Laugh

Frank Lavender: Gotta Laugh

Following his mother’s tragic death (freak accident with a Bic Razor), the misogyny apologist and comedian par excellent presents his debut hour! ‘Works the crowd like an Italian m… 

Not My Audience! The Stand-Up Showcase with a Twist: You Decide the Material!

Not My Audience! The Stand-Up Showcase with a Twist: You Decide the Material!

Which comic belongs in your bubble? Send your suggestions through our app: comedy gold or utter crap? Three top comedians compete to impress with tailor-made jokes based on the dem… 

Good Women

Good Women

Three wayward women on a hunt for international liturgical dance stardom. 

Tri-Nations Comedy

Tri-Nations Comedy

Three headline comedians from different countries battle each other with their best gags to win the audience vote. 

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Stand-Up Philosophy – Free

Bored of mindless comedy shows? Then come to Stand-Up Philosophy. 

Grandma's Gonna Kill Us

Grandma's Gonna Kill Us

In Grandma’s creepy house, deep in the creepy woods, there is a book that’s, well. 

Ethnic Cleansing – Ruven Govender

Ethnic Cleansing – Ruven Govender

One of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia brings you an hour of brilliant ethnic based comedy. 

Ron the Plumber Meets God-Cilla

Ron the Plumber Meets God-Cilla

Comedy in a boiler suit with a lethal set of ratchets. 

A Piece of Cake!

A Piece of Cake!

Free cakes and laughs! What could be better? This is a lovely show that’s all about having a nice time and enjoying nice things! Please come along, enjoy free homemade cakes and wa… 

Brett Blake: Reckless

Brett Blake: Reckless

People call Brett reckless, but he wouldn’t know because he’s too busy getting kicked off reality TV shows, representing himself in court and trying to make sure his new samurai sw… 

Godley's Cream 20 Years and Counting

Godley's Cream 20 Years and Counting

20 years of Fringe shows, 20 years of touring and so many stories. 

Ashley Storrie: Adulting

Ashley Storrie: Adulting

Scotland’s favourite funny girl and viral internet sensation Ashley Storrie returns to Edinburgh with a brand-new show about not growing up. 

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

That’s not an Australian comedy showcase. 

Match

Match

Self-proclaimed “love expert” and award-winning clown Kiva Murphy brings you on an absurd journey about the crazy things people do to find their perfect match. 

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World

Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World

In the hotly tipped debut hour from Scottish comedian and podcaster Struan Logan, he regales his tales of 18 months living out of a backpack through Australia, New Zealand and Sout… 

Circus Sonas Presents: Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards

Circus Sonas Presents: Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards

Circus Sonas presents: Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards. Cirque Du Soleil meets Motorhead. A circus show for adults. This show is probably not for you.. 

The Piece

The Piece

The Piece is an immersive, glow-in-the-dark experience that spoofs immersive, glow-in-the-dark experiences. 

All Together Irish

All Together Irish

Following last year’s sell-out run, All Together Irish returns with a daily selection of Ireland’s top comics plus guests from other countries. 

Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Full Velvet Jacket (WIP)

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair Beckett-King returns to this timeline with an inter-dimensional work-in-progress stand-up comedy show. 

Tetchy (Work in Progress)

Tetchy (Work in Progress)

The whole world is on edge. 

Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan

Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan

In 2017 comedian Jim Tavaré (BAFTA Award-winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist) was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles. 

Dave Chawner: Mental

Dave Chawner: Mental

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

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Christian Elderfield: Bolloxed

Insanely talented comedian Christian Elderfield presents his first solo show, Bolloxed. 

FunnyHappyStuff.co.uk Presents String Theory

FunnyHappyStuff.co.uk Presents String Theory

FunnyHappyStuff. 

Desperately Seeking Motivation (The Beginning)

Desperately Seeking Motivation (The Beginning)

Have you ever wondered what exactly is motivation? Where does it come from? Or most importantly, how on earth can we get some more of it?! Join two master procrastinators Matt and … 

Cult Comics

Cult Comics

Join comedians Sam Golin (as seen on Ginx TV’s Console Yourself and Videogame Nation) and Gabriel Ebulue (as heard on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 5 Live and The Three Track Podcas… 

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard?

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard?

Something’s up with Lewis Schaffer. 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Sixth year of the UK’s most successful ever Jewish comedy. 

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature

Mildly anticipated new show from the ‘delightfully silly’ (Time Out), Josh Widdicombe’s XFM Show regular, who has also been heard on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. 

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns

Katharine Ferns: Between One Ferns

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

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Martha McBrier – Fur Coat Nae Knickers

Please note – this is not a dress code. 

Sarah Iles: Ghosted

Sarah Iles: Ghosted

A fun stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles invites you to her life of trying to date after 12 years out of the game (she was married, not in prison – insert a hack witty comme… 

Show Up

Show Up

The critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe 2017 improvised solo comedy about your crazy life returns! From the New York City comic who brought you the Edinburgh Fringe hit Desperate… 

The Puppets' Orchestra and the Children's Ball

The Puppets' Orchestra and the Children's Ball

The magic world of puppets. 

Show Up, Kids!

Show Up, Kids!

If the main attraction doesn’t show up, the kids still want to see a comedy show! So Pete’s gonna make one up and have the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. 

Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)

Left Wing Conspiracy Theorist (With Dyspraxia)

Armed with exhaustive statistics, a wild imagination and a uniquely hilarious take on current events and systemic conspiracies, Don Biswas delivers a frantic hour of lighting-fast … 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Last Ever Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Last Ever Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

The final anarchic annual two-hour charity variety show celebrating the life and random irresponsibility of the godfather of British alternative comedy, filled with bizarre acts, e… 

Andy Stedman – Parental Guidance

Andy Stedman – Parental Guidance

Andy Stedman’s son Freddy has been gifted a stand-up set in his honour. 

The Papa CJ Happiness Project

The Papa CJ Happiness Project

Winner of Asia and India’s Best Stand-up Comedian Awards, Papa CJ has performed over 2000 shows in over 20 countries. 

Story Poker

Story Poker

Story Poker is a game where five comedians tell their true stories, to win a round of Story Poker. 

Sunil Patel: Titan

Sunil Patel: Titan

It did not take long for Sunil Patel to win me over. 

How I Said 'F**k You' to the Company When They Tried to Make Me Redundant

How I Said 'F**k You' to the Company When They Tried to Make Me Redundant

Ever had to walk into that room where your boss, with fake concern in his eyes, tells you that he’s having to let you go? Ever wish you had the balls to say ‘f**k you’? Well, I did… 

Cow

Cow

From a small attic room in the Counting House, Jane Hill is on a mission to prove that she is not the ‘lovely’ lady in a cardigan which review after review has branded her as i… 

C'est La Vegan

C'est La Vegan

I had really high hopes for C’est La Vegan, principally because it’s a subject matter I know about. 

Rhiannon Vivian's Office Meltdown

Rhiannon Vivian's Office Meltdown

It’s Rhiannon Vivian’s Office Meltdown! Meet a host of characters, from the photocopier to the melancholy MD, on the day they find out if the company’s going bust. 

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). 

Myra DuBois: DuBois Entendre

Myra DuBois: DuBois Entendre

Perhaps the definition of late-night Fringe; the ever-talented and always vulgar Myra DuBois will have you reeling off your chair – both from laughter and from shock. 

In Between

In Between

IN BETWEEN: languages, careers, sexual preferences… Stand-up comedy in English, by a French girl and her accent. 

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Manic Pixie Dream Girls

The girls are back in town. 

Dick in Space

Dick in Space

The biggest Dick in the universe is on a plural mission: murder investigation, self-destruction and solving the riddles of the universe – taking on God, Napoleon and unruly human… 

John Porter – Five Years' Time

John Porter – Five Years' Time

We’ve all had the question. 

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally’s had a gut full of fabricated food allergies. 

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

Carmen Lynch: Lynched

On the Richter Scale of humour, if your threshold doesn’t reach the level of sick and sadistic then Carmen Lynch is probably not for you. 

The Rat Pack Presents...

The Rat Pack Presents...

The best stand-ups and storytellers on the Fringe come together as The Rat Pack celebrates five sell-out years with a different line-up every day, plus occasional live music and ca… 

Asian Comedy Fusion

Asian Comedy Fusion

Showcasing some of the best international acts currently based in Asia. 

Show Up

Show Up

Peter Michael Marino greets the audience as we arrive. 

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues

The Breakup Monologues is billed as a comedy chat show hosted by BBC Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby, discussing all things breakup with ‘other top comedy, theatre and spoken word ac… 

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Ivor Dembina is very funny and manages to entertain the audience for an hour by conforming to as many stereotypes of a Jew as he can. 

Puppet Fiction

Puppet Fiction

In order to snare the attention of an average jaded and time-poor festival-goer, you’re going to need a pitch that can stop them in their tracks on the Royal Mile and accept the … 

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special gue… 

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Rahul Kohli's Late Night Comedy Compilation Show: Kohl and the Gang

Award-winning comedian Rahul Kohli picks up to five of the best upcoming acts on the circuit right now, for a late-night comedy extravaganza! Including some very secret special gue… 

Comedy Lock-In

Comedy Lock-In

Daniel Audritt will be joined each evening by three of his favourite acts on the circuit. Stand-up, sketch, improv, musical comedy… every night will be a different bill. 

Lewis Schaffer: Unopened Letters from My Mother

Lewis Schaffer: Unopened Letters from My Mother

Each day the London-based New York comic will read an unopened letter from his mother, sent before she died alone in New York. 

Sameer Katz: Can Fish Drown?

Sameer Katz: Can Fish Drown?

Sameer Katz brings his second show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated, sooo call it even. 

Kit Sullivan in Digital

Kit Sullivan in Digital

Ridiculous and unpredictable, Kit Sullivan dishes out a surreal piece of comedy with mischievous charm. 

The Last Emperor of Mexico

The Last Emperor of Mexico

A historical comedy exploring the life of Maximilian I, the last emperor of Mexico. 

Richard Todd: Monsters

Richard Todd: Monsters

Like a piece of forgotten sellotape stuck on a wall, neurotic ditherer Richard Todd clings to nothing but his place on the earth; may his grip hold for an hour of art therapy, inne… 

Amy Howerska Goddess... *Unless Tired or Hungry.

Amy Howerska Goddess... *Unless Tired or Hungry.

Howerska has released her inner goddess! She’s a lazy nightmare who might be holding her back; not ideal when it’s time to start popping out sprogs. 

Guns 'n' Rosé With Peter E Davidson / Free Festival

Guns 'n' Rosé With Peter E Davidson / Free Festival

Peter E Davidson is a wine drinking man adrift in a sea of beer drinkers. 

CSI Comedy

CSI Comedy

Three of Edinburgh’s funniest comedians will have their sets dissected, critiqued, and reviewed, by the toughest comedy critics there are – the comedians themselves. 

A Sad Joke About Life

A Sad Joke About Life

Somewhere between a social commentary and philosophical essay, but written by a comedian with the purpose of being somewhat funny. A not to be missed hour of comedy. 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. 

A Clock Face Exhibition – Free

A Clock Face Exhibition – Free

A near-immersive theatre show encompassing and delving into the lives of six recovering addicts. 

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally-Anne Hayward: Um... I Was Talking About You Not to You

Sally’s had a gut full of fabricated food allergies. 

Evan Desmarais: I Like Me

Evan Desmarais: I Like Me

Canadian comedian Evan Desmarais examines what it is to be happy and to love yourself. 

A Giant Misfit

A Giant Misfit

Ever feel like a misfit? This guy does! At over two metres tall, our XXXXL giant takes you on a spiralling adventure of odd relationships, loose cannon friends and how they all cam… 

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Chat With a Scottish Comedian and Friends

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Chat With a Scottish Comedian and Friends

Spend an hour in the company of leading Scottish comedian Vladimir McTavish. 

Ivor Dembina Show

Ivor Dembina Show

Truthful stand-up, funny stories and some good jokes. 

Hari Sriskantha: Clown Atlas

Hari Sriskantha: Clown Atlas

Rejected titles: Joy Story, Ha Ha Land, Hari Sriskantha and the Order of the Glee-nix. 

Paul McCaffrey: Suburban Legend

Paul McCaffrey: Suburban Legend

Star of Impractical Jokers (BBC Three). 

Breaking Black by Njambi McGrath

Breaking Black by Njambi McGrath

What is life like in a hostile post-Brexit Britain for a British/African woman? She is either completely ignored or too often portrayed as the victim in need of saving. 

Joey Page: Pretty Boy

Joey Page: Pretty Boy

Mumbojumbomumbojumbomumbojumbomumbojumbo. 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a fourth year, with top TV comedians, AKA the Gladi-Haters, improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. 

Bone Wars

Bone Wars

America, 1863. 

Phi and Me

Phi and Me

‘A mother’s love never hurt so good as in this razor-sharp, magnificently over-the-top explosion of ethnic humour’ ****½ (Herald Sun). 

Nai Bowen is Brave!

Nai Bowen is Brave!

Is Nai brave, or is she a big scaredy-pants? One half of Fringe favourites Titty Bar Ha Ha, Nai is going it alone for the first time. 

Frank Lavender: Fragile Masculinity

Frank Lavender: Fragile Masculinity

Meet Frank Lavender, comedian. 

Daniel Muggleton – Let's Never Hang Out

Daniel Muggleton – Let's Never Hang Out

After a sold out debut season, Australian comedian Daniel Muggleton returns to Edinburgh in 2017. 

Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling

Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling

BBC Radio 4 regular Wilby poignantly interweaves comedy, memoir, love letters, breakup emails and Richard Hawley music to investigate the aftermath of separation in a post-Gwyneth … 

Green Bananas

Green Bananas

Green Bananas is back! Showcasing the freshest up-and-coming comedians and hosted by compere monkeys Benji Waterstones – ‘perfect and hilarious’ (Buzzfeed. 

Cheetah

Cheetah

Do you like safaris? Do you like cheating at stuff? Then join Balham Comedian of the Year finalist Adam Greene for a trip into real-life dangers: of massive cats, ghosts and proper… 

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and The Beast

With a trunk full of characters and a dazzling array of best-loved and original songs performed by one of the most talented multi-instrumental duos around, Beauty and the Beast is … 

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Funny Stuff for Happy People

Martin “Bigpig” Mor. 

Ashley Storrie: Morning Glory

Ashley Storrie: Morning Glory

The sexy Hodor of Scottish comedy returns to Edinburgh with a whole new hour of self-effacing comedy. 

Rik Carranza: I'm a Fan

Rik Carranza: I'm a Fan

How far would you go to fit in? What happens when you deny the very thing that defines you? In this deeply personal show, Rik Carranza revisits a past that forced him to choose bet… 

Schutte the Unromantic

Schutte the Unromantic

A comic solo show written and performed by Katy Schutte (Happily Never After/Knightmare Live/Who Ya Gonna Call?). 

Rik Carranza: Charming

Rik Carranza: Charming

Rik Carranza tells us he has been doing stand up comedy for five or six years and one word that has been continually used to describe him in reviews is ‘charming’. 

Ahir Shah: Distant

Ahir Shah: Distant

Thoughtful wastrel Ahir Shah does another funny and good stand-up comedy show. 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It’s the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – and It’s Free!

Anarchic annual two-hour charity show celebrating the late Godfather of Alternative Comedy. 

Cocaine and Potatoes

Cocaine and Potatoes

Matthew Giffen is a charming whirlwind of a man, commanding the audience with his larger-than-life on-stage persona. 

Underwhelmed

Underwhelmed

Twayna Mayne’s default setting is overwhelmingly unimpressed. 

Ahir Shah: Distant

Ahir Shah: Distant

If pirates wore signet rings and possessed anything in the way of eloquence, I’d feel as if I were watching a one-man shanty as Ahir Shar (aka Shit Shag, via autocorrect) sways a… 

James Loveridge: Funny Because It's True

James Loveridge: Funny Because It's True

An hour of hilarious true stories from an exciting young stand-up comedian/loveable idiot, James Loveridge brings his 2014 show back to the Fringe for a limited run. 

Andrew Watts – How to Build a Chap

Andrew Watts – How to Build a Chap

Andrew Watts’ latest hour, How To Build A Chap, is partly a follow-up to last year’s verbose and considered explanation of modern day gender politics, Feminism For Chaps. 

Honest to Godley!

Honest to Godley!

As I walk into Honest to Godley, Janey Godley is already onstage, hand on hip and chatting to her audience. 

Jane Austen's Forgotten Stories

Jane Austen's Forgotten Stories

Ever wondered what Jane Austen wrote before Mr Darcy? Ever wanted period drama without the dull bits? You’re in luck! This is Austen without the slow stuff. 

Sy Thomas: Jumper

Sy Thomas: Jumper

How difficult is comedy when you’re a nice guy who’s had a nice life? What well can you draw from for your material? It’s a problem that Sy Thomas has grappled with, and one … 

Newcastle Brown Male

Newcastle Brown Male

Rahul Kohli is not just a skilled comic; he has brains, heart, and guts enough to make Newcastle Brown Male something truly special. 

Normally Abnormal

Normally Abnormal

When an audience is laughing, they are listening. 

Masters of the Yoniverse

Masters of the Yoniverse

Bonnie Fairbrass (SYTYF and Funny Women semi-finalist 2006) has been looking for inner peace ever since she realised at just four years old, that life is very much not a fairy tale… 

WeddingBingo – Free

WeddingBingo – Free

You are cordially invited to a show that celebrates two of the best things in life: weddings and bingo. 

Late with Lance!

Late with Lance!

Lance Jonathan (Peter Michael Marino) has had enough of sitting around as understudy on his dads’ ship the S. 

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

Punch and Judy has been a long running stalwart of beachside entertainment for the whole family – but whatever you do, don’t bring the kids to this live-action adaptation. 

Scarlett Belle's Scarlet Letters

Scarlett Belle's Scarlet Letters

Brand new show written and performed by international diva and Scottish sensation Scarlett Belle. 

The Double Life of Malcolm Drinkwater

The Double Life of Malcolm Drinkwater

The Double Life of Malcolm Drinkwater is a play about secrets, recycling, and the industry of murder. 

Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame

Clare Harrison's 15 Minutes of Shame

Clare Harrison’s 15 Minutes of Shame is a variety show where Clare entertains you with everything she has done for fame, from a spread in a newspaper – not in a readers’ wives … 

Ocean Going Idiot

Ocean Going Idiot

Rob Coleman’s Ocean Going Idiot is less of a piece of theatre and more an hour’s friendly chat about a largely failed adventure in the top room of a pub. 

A Very Tall Storrie

A Very Tall Storrie

Having been turned away from a packed venue on the day I was originally scheduled to attend, I was anticipating great things on my return the next day. 

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

Milo McCabe’s latest hour - and his first in the one-man sketch format - is incredible. 

Mixology

Mixology

Like any good cocktail, this is an improv group that has layers. 

Pussy

Pussy

Pussy is nothing if not provocative. 

Dyspraxia and Politics: The Two Sides to Don Biswas

Dyspraxia and Politics: The Two Sides to Don Biswas

Learning difficulties, the truth in conspiracy theories and politics are the topics of a brave stand up. 

Trevor Feelgood: The Dork Knight Rises in 3D

Trevor Feelgood: The Dork Knight Rises in 3D

Trevor is back with another late night show. 

Treacle

Treacle

This devised two-hander attempts to confront the social stigma faced by those with mental illnesses. 

This is Business

This is Business

Business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business … 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. 

The Bartender's Guide to Idiots

The Bartender's Guide to Idiots

Brett Blake is an expert on idiots, purely due to the fact that he is one! As his mates would say, he would be the captain of the stupid ship. 

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

Proud to support the Free Festival, The 99 Club brings a selection of some of the best comics at the Fringe. 

Bortle 8

Bortle 8

Following on from last year’s Drunk Lion, Chris Davis’ Bortle 8 is nothing if not strange. 

The Maydays Present: Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show

The Maydays Present: Oh Boy! The Quantum Leap Show

Theorising that new episodes are possible within their own lifetime, the Maydays step into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanish. 

Suzy Bennett - Gumption!

Suzy Bennett - Gumption!

Suzy loves the escapism of the movies, but has realised she was playing the part of best friend in her own life instead of the leading lady. 

Ronan Linskey – Cult of Personality

Ronan Linskey – Cult of Personality

I’ll be trying to be funny. 

Superhero Secret Origins

Superhero Secret Origins

Did you like The Avengers movie? Well, this show is just like The Avengers (except with more jokes, and no actual Avengers). 

Have a Word

Have a Word

One-woman comedy character show, written and performed by Abbie Murphy. 

Shit of the Fringe

Shit of the Fringe

Tired of all of the Pick of the Fringe shows? Worn-out by Fringe hyperbole? This afternoon showcase has all the great comedians that get bad reviews and deserve more! It’s the best… 

Aardwolf Presents: Wet Behind the Ears

Aardwolf Presents: Wet Behind the Ears

Wet Behind the Ears brings you the finest new comedy talent from across the country. 

The Barry Delusion

The Barry Delusion

The new show from Barry Ferns: Spirit of the Fringe (2014, Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Malcolm Hardee Award winner. 

Madame Señorita; ¿Eres Tú?

Madame Señorita; ¿Eres Tú?

Madame Señorita is fifty minutes of unadulterated pleasure where the audience is seduced by her totally idiosyncratic charm and playful poetry. 

Robin Morgan: Guten Morgan

Robin Morgan: Guten Morgan

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2015 and Star of BBC Radio’s The Greatest Welshman You’ve Never Heard Of presents a half hour of stand-up. 

Hari Sriskantha: Like Breath on a Mirror

Hari Sriskantha: Like Breath on a Mirror

Now he’s 27, Hari’s thinking a lot about death. 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. 

Instant Sharma

Instant Sharma

Karma hasn’t caught up with Mickey yet… He has a great life despite messing things up on regular basis. 

Paul Kerensa: Back to the Futon Pt2: Dude, Where's My Hoverboard?

Paul Kerensa: Back to the Futon Pt2: Dude, Where's My Hoverboard?

Great Scott! 2015, still no hoverboards. 

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse

Bizarre Guitar and Terse Verse. 

Late Night Dark Show

Late Night Dark Show

Bobby Mair, Tim Renkow and Dylan Gott roll out some of the darkest jokes at the Fringe. 

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

It’s comedy set swapping live! The show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other’s. 

Spring Day: Kept in Stitches – Free

Spring Day: Kept in Stitches – Free

Cynical Sunshine. 

Juliet Meyers: Through the Pigeonhole

Juliet Meyers: Through the Pigeonhole

Juliet Meyers, comedian, comedy writer (Sarah Millican Television Programme, Mock the Week, News Quiz) and natural outsider doesn’t belong. 

Alasdair and Nick: Dangerous as Milk – Free

Alasdair and Nick: Dangerous as Milk – Free

Stand-up from award-winning comedians Alasdair Beckett-King (NATYs 2013) and Nick Elleray (Max Turner 2013). 

Puppet Fiction

Puppet Fiction

Everybody be cool! This is a mother f*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached, literally. 

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Today is the Good Old Times of Tomorrow

Paul Duncan McGarrity – Today is the Good Old Times of Tomorrow

Last year I used the word Schadenfreude in my description, and it seemed to frighten off dumb people as I had lovely audiences. 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Dorothy Was Never from Kansas

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Dorothy Was Never from Kansas

Suzanne Lea Shepherd is from Kansas, but that doesn’t mean she would pick the same side as Dorothy because who wants to hang around with a tin man when the alternative is a witch w… 

The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure

The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure

The picnic hamper’s packed, it’s time for a jolly adventure in the grand old style of Enid Blyton! Cast yourself back to the 1940s when houses cost thruppence, snuff was tuppen… 

David von Jones: Ethically Adventurous

David von Jones: Ethically Adventurous

An adventure through a moral maze. 

Generation whY?

Generation whY?

Benji Waterstones (Frog and Bucket World Series winner 2014), Sean Cannon (Amused Moose finalist 2013) and Saskia Preston (Funny Women finalist 2013), will explore issues such as n… 

Laughter with Njambi McGrath and Guests

Laughter with Njambi McGrath and Guests

Award-nominated comedian Njambi McGrath is joined by the rising stars of comedy each doing 10 minute sets. 

Conor Drum – Adult

Conor Drum – Adult

How do you become an adult, in a world that doesn’t seem to let you grow up? A regular on the UK and Ireland circuit, Conor has performed on both RTÉ and BBC’s New Comedy Awards. 

Evelyn Mok: Idiot

Evelyn Mok: Idiot

UTC Artist Management Presents… If your child-self met you now, would they be proud of your accomplishments? Comedian Evelyn Mok suspects her child-self would find her adult achi… 

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

A starry evening with the most famous child star you’ve never heard of. 

Joel Dommett: Conquer

Joel Dommett: Conquer

Join Joel (Impractical Jokers BBC Three, Reality Bites ITV2, Russell Howard’s Good News, Skins) in his hilarious quest to become world champion at something. 

Quivertip

Quivertip

Fishing for chub on the Thames in winter. 

McNeill of Tranent – The Fastest Man in the World

McNeill of Tranent – The Fastest Man in the World

George McNeill came from a small mining village called Tranent where he started out as a professional soccer player. 

Katharine Ferns: Conscious Incompetent

Katharine Ferns: Conscious Incompetent

Katharine Ferns appears to be a sweet Canadian comic but stories about her misadventures are both dark and brutally funny. 

Anything Can Be a Podcast Podcast Returns!

Anything Can Be a Podcast Podcast Returns!

John Hastings is back with his totally improvised stand-up comedy show that is released each day as a podcast (you know, internet radio thing). 

Adam Blampied: I am Mr Children Man

Adam Blampied: I am Mr Children Man

Mr Children Man (The Beta Males’ Adam Blampied) is the acclaimed children’s author of Fabulous Fergus Goes to the Circus and is embarking on his debut reading tour. 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

It seems arbitrary, if not foolish, to award a star rating to something like the Malcolm Hardee Awards Show. 

Testiculating (Waving Your Arms Talking B*ll*cks)

Testiculating (Waving Your Arms Talking B*ll*cks)

Eric Lampaert makes no claims to be tackling the big issues - in Testiculating (Waving Your Arms Talking B*ll*cks), he talks about everything and anything that catches his eye from… 

Shit of the Fringe

Shit of the Fringe

The Shit of the Fringe is a weird show to review. 

Cariad and Louise's Character Hour

Cariad and Louise's Character Hour

Cariad Lloyd prefaced the show with an announcement - her double act partner, Louise Ford, had left Edinburgh in the last few days due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Alex the Mind Reader

Alex the Mind Reader

This show combines lighthearted, clean comedy with some spooky mentalism and a little bit of silliness. 

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Eggs Collective Get A Round

Like many Free Fringe shows, this one is hard to categorize. 

Who Did I Think I Was?

Who Did I Think I Was?

This is a two-hander written and performed by Peter Henderson. 

The Sons of Pitches: Boiler Alert!

The Sons of Pitches: Boiler Alert!

In the recent explosion in popularity of a cappella it seems like you can’t walk up the Royal Mile without tripping over a group of symmetrically dressed singers who’ve lost th… 

Monte Carlo Cocktail

Monte Carlo Cocktail

Mlle Coco has travelled all the way from her villa on the Riviera to serenade you with a sparkling selection of songs made famous by Piaf, Trenet, Milva, Tino Rossi and Eartha Kitt… 

The Best of Singapore

The Best of Singapore

Come see The Best of Singapore, the winner of the Magners New Act Competition, from the Magners Singapore International Comedy Festival in April 2014. 

Captains of Industry!  An Improvised Miscellany

Captains of Industry! An Improvised Miscellany

Join us to see the Fringe’s best improvisers for free! Newly-minted comedy based on audience suggestions featuring performers from Austentatious, Showstoppers!, Monkey Toast and so… 

Life Deconstructed

Life Deconstructed

Two improvisers take you on a hilarious, musical and sometimes unnervingly familiar journey through a myriad of characters, places and worlds. 

Choose Your Own Comedy Adventure

Choose Your Own Comedy Adventure

We are all, surely, familiar with the phenomenon of the choose your own adventure novel. 

Once Upon a Nightmare

Once Upon a Nightmare

Occasionally the odd masterpiece arrives at the Free Fringe; such is the case with this gloriously atmospheric fantasy adventure tale. 

Improv from the Crypt

Improv from the Crypt

Join the Cambridge Impronauts for an evening of untold terror, laughter and music as they take the world of horror, spin it around, kick it down the stairs and stick a moustache on… 

Kwame Asante: Basket Case

Kwame Asante: Basket Case

You are in for a treat with Kwame Asante’s Basket Case. 

Trevor Feelgood: Sex Machine

Trevor Feelgood: Sex Machine

Crazy character comedy, one-liners and audience participation. 

Richard Gadd: Breaking Gadd

Richard Gadd: Breaking Gadd

Richard Gadd is a deeply disturbed young man. 

Ellie Taylor: Elliementary

Ellie Taylor: Elliementary

Ellie’s first foray into the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is certainly a treat. 

Feminism for Chaps

Feminism for Chaps

Feminism For Chaps is a divisive title. 

Guns Don't Kill People, Rabbits with Batteries Do

Guns Don't Kill People, Rabbits with Batteries Do

At the beginning of this bizarre show, we are told by comic duo Matt Francis and Russ Haynes that over the course of the performance we would do two things as an audience. 

Luisa Omielan... Am I Right Ladies?!

Luisa Omielan... Am I Right Ladies?!

After the success of her previous show, What Would Beyoncé Do?! Luisa Omielan has returned to Edinburgh with a brand new stand-up act, Am I Right Ladies? It’s a loud and crude t… 

Josh Smith Not What You Expected Show

Josh Smith Not What You Expected Show

The Josh Smith Not What You Expected Show will carry on to reflect on the well-being of everyday life. 

Yes

Yes

Mawaan Rizwan and Seda Yildiz bring you 30 minutes each of stand-up and storytelling. 

Absolutely

Absolutely

A giant hearted story from a giant-sized storyteller. 

Is He a Bit Simon Jay? - Free

Is He a Bit Simon Jay? - Free

With an enviable variety of excellent voices and a real commitment to his physicality, Simon Jay skilfully portrays the various characters crammed into the tragic life story of his… 

Hell Is Where the Heart Is

Hell Is Where the Heart Is

Dreams and firelight, shadows and rock’n’roll. Late night tales of witchcraft, mystery and desire from battle-scarred survivors of the Love Wars. www.elyssavulpes.com/shows 

Hidden

Hidden

After 13. 

Mr Harris

Mr Harris

Writer on BBC’s Shooting Stars and Have I Got News For You. 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy course. 

Cosmonauts

Cosmonauts

Like scientists of old, optimistically firing dogs into space, Cosmonauts are launching their alternative sketch comedy. 

Bring on the Apocalypse

Bring on the Apocalypse

Bring on the Apocalypse is a bad-ass adventure of teeth-shattering proportions where ex-MMA fighter O’Mahony kicks the door of political correctness off its hinges. 

Tricity Vogue: Songs for Swinging Ukuleles

Tricity Vogue: Songs for Swinging Ukuleles

‘Charming, accomplished and thoroughly loveable’ **** (Time Out). 

Pab, Comedy and Poetry

Pab, Comedy and Poetry

2014’s show welcomes you to take a seat and join Pab on a journey inspired by Gorey, Dahl, and Burton. 

Rik Carranza: Charming

Rik Carranza: Charming

During the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Rik was described as ‘charming’ by both BroadwayBaby and reviewing guru Kate Copstick. 

Scotland's Referend...uhm?

Scotland's Referend...uhm?

Scotland will make a momentous decision on 18 September this year: yes or no to independence? The vote will affect the rest of the UK and beyond so this show should interest many. 

The Usual Rejects

The Usual Rejects

Join Ben, Lea and Christian for an hour of hilarity! One’s happy-go-lucky, one’s lucky-go-happy and the other is happy to get lucky! Come see these talented three in action and dis… 

Jem Brookes: Punusual

Jem Brookes: Punusual

Fresh from Dave’s inaugural UK Pun Championships at Leicester Comedy Festival, a show that has no personal revelations or over-arching theme, just lots of silly puns and jokes. 

Jamie McCarney - Spermologist

Jamie McCarney - Spermologist

Jamie McCarney has been called a lot of things. 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. 

Bronston Jones: What Comes Out - Free

Bronston Jones: What Comes Out - Free

‘Let’s see what comes out of my mouth’ is something Bronston Jones says before almost every show. 

Ben Mepsted: Middle Class Idiots

Ben Mepsted: Middle Class Idiots

Ben Mepsted is just a guy, like any other guy. 

Together in Electra Dreams - Free

Together in Electra Dreams - Free

Stand-up comedian Clara Electra brings her first ever solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Sketch Show That Cannot Be Named for Legal Reasons

The Sketch Show That Cannot Be Named for Legal Reasons

From the tropical rainforests of Cornwall come 10(ish) virile and sexually exhilarating students from Falmouth and Exeter University and their pet giant. 

Nathan Cassidy: Date of Death

Nathan Cassidy: Date of Death

Malcolm Hardee Award nominee Nathan pays you £5 to watch his show. 

Girl on Fire

Girl on Fire

A totes amazeballs show! An endearingly unaware Essex girl, looking to find her place in the world. 

The Irrational Fears of Rillettes

The Irrational Fears of Rillettes

Award-winning newcomer Harriet Kemsley stars in a work in progress. 

Eleanor Tiernan - Help the Frigid

Eleanor Tiernan - Help the Frigid

Do people call you uptight? Struggle to lose your inhibitions? Stop! It’s not you, it’s them. 

Joel Dommett: Finding Emo

Joel Dommett: Finding Emo

When Joel (Impractical Jokers, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff, MTV News) was 15, he was in a terrible emo band that played one gig. 

I Have an Idea for a Film

I Have an Idea for a Film

Katy Schutte (Maydays, Who Ya Gonna Call) has an idea for a film that she would like to share with you. 

No Strings! An Improvised Comedy Musical...with Puppets!

No Strings! An Improvised Comedy Musical...with Puppets!

When improvisers from critically-acclaimed hits Showstoppers and Austentatious find themselves entangled on the improv stage, only their puppet friends can unravel the tales gaggin… 

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Katy, Tom and Jon return to the Fringe with their sell-out tribute show to the best film of all time. 

Upstairs Downton: The Improvised Episode

Upstairs Downton: The Improvised Episode

A rip-roaring improvised episode of everyone’s favourite period drama, created entirely from your suggestions. 

Matt Price: The Maryhill Dinosaur

Matt Price: The Maryhill Dinosaur

The Maryhill Dinosaur is the true and heart warming story of a mentally ill man called Arthur who thinks he is a dinosaur. 

Ken Crystal Afternoon Showcase

Ken Crystal Afternoon Showcase

Grab a beer, nurse your hangover and relax. 

Carly Smallman: Made in Penge

Carly Smallman: Made in Penge

Penge native and star of ITV2’s Viral Tap presents her follow up show to 2013’s smash hit debut. 

Fern Brady and Peter Brush - Free

Fern Brady and Peter Brush - Free

Join two of the UK’s finest emerging talents, Fern Brady (8 out of 10 Cats – ‘Wicked, close to the bone gags’ Stage, ‘Obnoxious, rude, and utterly brilliant’ ThreeWeeks… 

Stuart Black – The Crossroads

Stuart Black – The Crossroads

The path of life is full of crossroads. 

Maddy Carrick in Maddy's Carrickters

Maddy Carrick in Maddy's Carrickters

A brand new character comedy show from comedian (KWAT) and improviser Maddy Carrick. 

Sy Thomas: Disasterpiece

Sy Thomas: Disasterpiece

A rogue shark terrorises the beach-going community of Amity Island…is the plot of Jaws. 

Ahir Shah: Texture

Ahir Shah: Texture

Using lyrical language, emotional frankness and funny jokes, alternative comedian Ahir Shah presents Texture: a stand-up show about moving house, romance, drinking, perception, dee… 

Rob Deb 20th Anniversary Edition

Rob Deb 20th Anniversary Edition

Back in June 1994, young, in love with stand up and being a Cosmic Comedy Club semi-finalist, 18-year-old Robin Deb started a voyage of comedy for the next 20 years. 

Adventures on Air - Free

Adventures on Air - Free

Award-winning comedian James Cook tells the often hilarious, surprising and surreal true story of being the voice between pop records. 

Billy McGuire Ain't Always Honest

Billy McGuire Ain't Always Honest

Stand-up comedy featuring sexual suggestion from the outset, rolling gags and the occasional knob joke. I think I can more or less promise that it won’t get too clever for anyone. 

Comedy Monkey

Comedy Monkey

An hour in the company of a unique and often-times challenging solo stand-up comedian. 

Freddie Farrell: Lock, Stock and One Joking Farrell

Freddie Farrell: Lock, Stock and One Joking Farrell

Now that Freddie is a family man he is trying his best to be responsible. 

Surname and Surname: Last Year's Show (But Better)

Surname and Surname: Last Year's Show (But Better)

Paul Foxcroft (everyone’s imaginary friend) and Briony Redman (sitting-room dancer) are doing their hit 2013 sketch show with a couple of new bits to keep each other surprised. 

Kevin J: The Urban Truth

Kevin J: The Urban Truth

Having played stages from London to Africa, the winner of the Black Tie Comedy Award’s prestigious Best Newcomer gong, star of MTV’s Comedy Funhouse and BBC Radio 1Xtra, Kevin … 

Werewolf Erotica, She Wrote

Werewolf Erotica, She Wrote

When a prisoner requested Mathilda Gregory’s werewolf erotica novel, a court had to decide whether her work had enough literary merit to be allowed behind bars. 

Jeff Leach: Fit

Jeff Leach: Fit

BBC3/Big Brother’s Big Mouth presenter Jeff Leach is fit, but fit for what exactly? Esquire’s ‘favourite festival comic’ brings his energetic, refreshingly honest stand-up … 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – And It's Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show – And It's Free!

It’s the annual two-hour charity variety show filled with bizarre acts and very alternative comedy which includes the presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards. 

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Australian comedian and tracksuit enthusiast Daniel Muggleton’s just woke enough to know he’s an asshole.