Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Jumping Off the Bandwagon

There’s no such thing as a free lunch but there’s a free comedy gig at lunchtime! Whatsapp group dynamics, Instagram validation and threesomes with Siri and Alexa. Stand-up and piano bits about all your favourite contemporary bandwagons… 

What Are You Wearing?

What Are You Wearing?

Our show tells the story of two women. Rose has just come out of a long-term on/off relationship and has not had to date for over ten years. From Tinder to Twitter and from selfies to dick pics, Rose is thrust into 21st-century dating and has no idea what to do… 

Jumping the Barriers

Jumping the Barriers

We tell the story of a chance meeting on a train between a wealthy young graduate and a homeless northerner, and how this dramatic mirror casts light on the inequality of our society… 

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

The economy has crumbled, politics has turned our society on its head. The apocalypse is here. What we need is a strategy to help us navigate this bleak political landscape. And most important of all, we need that strategy to be delivered through poetry… 

An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver – Free

An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver – Free

Behold, beware, behave! A brand-new sketch show from some comedians you don’t know! Join the Sheffield Revue in an adventure in time and sketch comedy. You will laugh, or absolutely none of your money back*! Some old reviews: ‘Funny, cleverly written and occasionally exceptional’ **** (ThreeWeeks)… 

Sets in the City – Free

Sets in the City – Free

Hey, you! Don’t watch that! Watch this! Another stand-up show from some comedians you don’t know! Featuring an amalgam of stand-ups from diverse backgrounds and influences and an MC of immense proportions, this stand-up show is guaranteed to make you laugh, or absolutely none of your money back*! Some old reviews: ‘Refreshing and enjoyable… 

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Kilara Sen, a female Japanese comedian from Tokyo, won’t wear surgical masks like other Japanese! This is her debut one-hour show on the Fringe. She shares the truth of a Japanese female’s life and feelings proudly but humorously and will amaze you with her Asian-remixed impression medley as seen on Asia’s Got Talent and The Funniest Person In the World… 

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism

Travelling to Edinburgh all the way from the US, Val Dunn and Jenna Kuerzi present a show managing to totally embody the spirit of this fringe festival. 

Girl Bully

Girl Bully

“Why do you think you’re a bitch?” Warning—the first question you’ll be asked upon arriving at Rock Rising’s Girl Bully might invoke a mini existential crisis. 

The Presented

The Presented

A struggling artist working at a movie theater, Chris goes on a surreal adventure into his subconscious while popping popcorn. From childhood moments to famous 19th-century actresses, armadillos and fog machines, The Presented is a funny and insightful look at success and rejection in the modern world… 

Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

The Professors of Logic present the songs of Anna Durkacz Ryan with a fresh look at approaching age. If you enjoy a good laugh and top-class, multi-genre live music, then this is the show for you! As the song goes: ‘embrace it with enthusiasm, and you will be surprised!’ Five-piece band with vocals and fiddle by Anna Durkacz Ryan. 

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Seven comedians: you, the audience, decide their fate. Who goes? Who lasts the full five minutes? You decide! Just like Britain’s Got Talent, the audience will have the power to gong acts off! Each evening a different set of comedians will each try and entertain you for the full five minutes, but how far will they get? Only one can be crowned the winner… 

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber Walk Into a Bar

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber Walk Into a Bar

Henry Churniavsky (2019 Not So New Comedian of the Year semi-finalist) is a grumpy Jewish sexagenarian who’s just got through a mid-life crisis and now old age approaches. He discusses his long suffering wife, being Jewrotic (neurotic) and surgical procedures for your pleasure (not his!)… 

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

‘One of the best roasters in Los Angeles’ (Jeff Ross). ‘Not the son I thought I raised’ (his mom). Jay Light is trying to stop faking it. Watch as he digs through his past – the goody-two-shoes Christian childhood in conservative Texas, being the life of the party who turned out to be a raging alcoholic, and the new feelings he has to deal with as he navigates sobriety – to uncover the mean streak that lies beneath the sweet exterior while questioning why everyone else is okay with not being themselves. 

The Joy of Jokes

The Joy of Jokes

Truthful stand-up, funny stories, good jokes and a few ad-libs. Jewish comedian Ivor Dembina (**** (Guardian)) presents a glorious mixture of brand-new, old and very old material. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it. 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians at the Fringe, alongside some of the UK’s best comedy newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. With a different line-up every night, and a sell-out show at Fringes 2004-2018… 

Talk a Big Game

Talk a Big Game

After shows on gangs, golliwogs, racism and politics, James Nokise returns with last year’s hit show on… sports! Yep. Sports. Between Brexit and Trump, the world’s got too crazy so come enjoy an hour of world cups, world champions but no world events… 

How to Be a Bad Girl

How to Be a Bad Girl

Like a piano player in brothel or a chanteuse at an orgy, Sabrina Chap is the fallen woman of cabaret. A classically-trained pianist who slipped into the world of burlesque and bawdy songs, Chap has bags of personality and cheeky twinkle that entices the audience in this small, hot space to lean in and let her take control... 

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. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent appearing at the Fringe... 

Odd Two Out

Odd Two Out

This show is for anyone on the outside looking in, wondering how, what, where, when, why and... what was the question anyway? In this hour of refreshing stand-up, Matt ('A West country Emo Philips for the 21st Century', (Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club) with 'glimpses of the surreal' (Cherwell... 

Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

A stand-up comedy showcase for anyone who has ever sat in a pub having a drink and a laugh with their mates. The three acts, who also happen to be great friends, have very different styles including a great blend of gags and storytelling... 

DF Comedy Jam

DF Comedy Jam

Keep mixing up your Judi Dench with your Jeffrey Dahmer? Your Tupac Shakur with your Taylor Swift? Well then we've got the show for you! Join Dave Fensome ('Engaging and energetic. A must see' (Latest Brighton)) and Dan Fardell ('One of the best new joke writers I've seen in ages' (Romesh Ranganathan)) two award-wanting comics with nothing in common but their initials, as they present an hour of comedy that has nothing to do with their initials... 

You're a Star!

You're a Star!

'Zoe. Get me God on line one. And while you’re at it, bend the space-time continuum, I’m going to be late for my Nobu lunch with Terry Wogan.' You're a Star! is a comical and at times tragic deep dive into the high pressured, often ludicrous world of personal assistants. 

Lemons

Lemons

Doctor Klevemark isn't a real doctor, but she believes in the power of positive thinking. Her own depression is not going to stop her from telling people how to be happy and what they've been doing wrong so far... 

Clif Knight Sucks!

Clif Knight Sucks!

Clif Knight is a trainwreck and he's bringing comedy, music and mistaken world outlooks to make you feel better about yourselves. Get early seats and buy drinks that he cant afford. 

Funny Dubz

Funny Dubz

Three new up-and-coming stand-up comedians perform their diverse sets. Mamoun Elagab is a young, deadpan comic relating honest tales from his childhood and adolescence; providing a light, yet in-depth insight into young black British communities... 

Dream On – Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

Dream On – Kirsty Munro / Free Festival

'In my view, best new show at Leicester Comedy Festival' (Tony Booth, Leicester Comedy Festival Judge). 'Fantastically funny' (Arts In Magazine). Bipolar woman unleashes her questionable powers of seduction in what not to do when the love of your life just doesn't fancy you... 

KEITH. Presents KEVIN.

KEITH. Presents KEVIN.

'Unbeatable comedic timing' ***** (DurhamStudentTheatre.org). 'KEITH. is shaking up the status quo with a mirth that is hard to match' **** (Palatinate). After bringing a hot slice of off-beat funk comedy to the Yorkshire countryside, KEITH... 

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret

After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, Death Ray Cabaret returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with more fast-paced songs and break-neck banter. Silly, dark and delightful, come celebrate human life as we knew it with hilarious songs and characters... 

Will Penswick: Dank Verse

Will Penswick: Dank Verse

He’s the world’s worst poet. Shame he doesn't know it. Sex, death, Christianity, Tim Henman, pigeons, divorce, Nazism, casseroles; no topic is too out there for Will Penswick. From one of the most enigmatic figures in modern literature, Dank Verse is a mixture of shocking (in both senses of the word; it’s awful) spoken word poetry, audience interaction and Penswick's views on life, love and more often than not, himself... 

One of Them, One of Us

One of Them, One of Us

Caught between Berlin and New York, Daniel Louis Vezza explores and takes on the differences between these two cities and the lifestyles that come with them, in an hour of observational and biographical stand-up. 

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

Kevin Matviw: Self Defence for Cowards

Canadian comedy veteran and perpetual white belt Kevin Matviw (The Second City) returns to the Fringe with an unhinged solo sketch show filled with improv, “karate” and hilarious characters that will leave you laughing and feeling almost empowered! 'Saturday Night Live worthy' (Globe and Mail)... 

Getting Higher

Getting Higher

Hannah quit being a comedian in 2013 when she stopped believing in herself (despite being very funny). Lost and without purpose, she fell into a corporate job and a cycle of reckless escapism... 

Keara Murphy: Furious! #MeToo Time's Up! No Bawbaggery Allowed!

Keara Murphy: Furious! #MeToo Time's Up! No Bawbaggery Allowed!

Twice featured on BBC Radio 4's Pick of the Week. 'Her motormouth delivery makes Ben Elton look like Stephen Hawking' (Chorlte.co.uk). 'Comic genius! She's Eddie Izzard with more make-up' (List)...