Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

Forks, Sharks and Leafy Greens

Two grown women wonder whether basking sharks eat people, whether not eating enough leafy greens during your pregnancy will cause your child to have no fashion sense and if combing your hair with a fork is something you should share. 

LGBTQZX

LGBTQZX

Laura Monmoth had a problem. Battling demons, jealousy and breakdowns. This is the story of how a lifelong addiction to retro gaming caused all three, and forced the biggest change in her life... 

Unprecedented and Unpresidential: How Hillary Clinton Lost the Election – Free Festival

Unprecedented and Unpresidential: How Hillary Clinton Lost the Election – Free Festival

It was the race they said Clinton couldn’t lose. “They” being some members of the media, some pundits and most polls. Except she did lose, didn’t she? Grab a front row seat and hear about the biggest political loss in history as told by one of Clinton's staffers... 

The Sheffield Revue Presents: Comedy in a Basement

The Sheffield Revue Presents: Comedy in a Basement

Come one, come all – come join us, the University of Sheffield’s comedy society, in this wonderful Basement Bar at 48 Below, as we dazzle you with our sketch comedians and stand-ups! It’s free! Join us for a sketch and stand-up showcase – all brought to you by some of Sheffield’s top comedy talent... 

Martin Huburn: Tiptonite

Martin Huburn: Tiptonite

Martin is from the heart of the Black Country. You can take the boy out of Tipton, but you can't take Tipton out of the boy. Full of cheeky but clean anecdotes, as Martin attempts to put Tipton back on the map... 

Sparkly Unicorn

Sparkly Unicorn

Leslie is a very tall London-based Canadian with rainbow hair (it's natural). There's also a slight chance you've made her up. That's okay though; she's pretty cool so you don't need to stop believing in her... 

Auntie

Auntie

Nollywood meets Hyacinth Bouquet via the fictional pan-African nation of Kengeria. Auntie vocalises her disdain for tracksuits and chicken shops, which are far from her Ey! Ey! glossy mag dreams of sipping champagne in Buckingham Palace... 

Bleach

Bleach

There are downsides to most jobs and many come with dangers, hidden or otherwise, but there are usually compensatory factors as well. Working as a rent boy is no exception. Through the character of Tyler Everett, Bleach lays bare one gay boy’s daily ups and downs on the game and exposes a shattering, dark ‘event’... 

America vs Sweden

America vs Sweden

The two greatest countries in the world send comic representatives to wage hilarious warfare on the stages of Edinburgh. Sweden sends its favorite son, Kris Laios and America sends the world famous Trevor Andersen... 

Odette!

Odette!

Meet the Aussie cleaning lady everybody loves to love! Brain child of Gaulier graduate Marina Margarita, the heavily pregnant and hormonal Odette dreams of stardom and romance on American daytime TV soap The Bold and The Beautiful – will her dreams come true? A hilarious new character comedy with some songs thrown in for good measure! 

Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land

Saurabh Kikani is many things: stand-up comedian, film producer, lawyer, political activist... most of all... disappointment to his parents. He also considered himself a citizen of the world but in a time of Trump and Brexit, his citizenship anywhere may be revoked... 

Arielle Dundas: Vulva Cupcake

Arielle Dundas: Vulva Cupcake

A member of the liberal elite pursues laughter, love, and politically correct baked goods through the rubble of our crumbling civilization. Arielle Dundas is an American comedian from the Netherlands... 

Samantha Pressdee: Back 2 Basics

Samantha Pressdee: Back 2 Basics

A bittersweet tale of political awakening. With nothing left to lose but everything to fight for, Samantha followed Russell Brand to the frontline of the revolution – a council estate in Barnet... 

Siân Docksey's Totally Casual and Freewheeling Mystic Comedy: Lemon Torpedo

Siân Docksey's Totally Casual and Freewheeling Mystic Comedy: Lemon Torpedo

Siân Docksey has given up on politics to join the occult and become a lemon. A fruity stand-up show from a post-Brexit millennial with no feminist themes or messy queer stuff whatsoever... 

Battered

Battered

Irishman Mark McConnell has pushed his luck in many countries. He has been beaten along his journey, but the spirit of the fighting Irish is strong in this young man! Battered tells the tale of how this Irishman refuses to stay down for the count! ‘Genuinely hilarious’ **** (Herald Sun, Australia)... 

Dirty Poetry

Dirty Poetry

Cum to comedy, storytelling and spunk. Dirty Poetry; go have a wunk. Half an hour, stories in rhyme. Not all are dirty, but all of them mine. Kalki Aporia has worked as an actor, director, writer and producer for over 10 years... 

The Two Moronnies: Trumped Up

The Two Moronnies: Trumped Up

Enjoy some sophisticated wit and word play as The Two Moronnies lampoon the lampoonable in their unique, energetic musical style. Come and enjoy tunes for all ages and tastes with new, topical lyrics set to familiar tunes that targets a range of the well-known, the gaffe-prone and plain old narcissistic celebrities... 

Ronnie and Jonny: Friends Disunited

Ronnie and Jonny: Friends Disunited

Comedy duo Ronnie and Jonny split up five years ago and haven’t spoken since. Jonny went on to become a stand-in for Mystic Meg and reserve contestant for Celebrity Big Brother. Ronnie became an alcoholic and ghost writer for real comics... 

LoveHard: The House on the Hill

LoveHard: The House on the Hill

Perhaps one of the most entertaining shows I have seen on the Free Fringe, Lovehard consists of comedians Jacob Lovick and Tyler Harding (see what they did there?), who in what is amazingly their first full length Edinburgh show deliver an outrageous horror-comedy... 

The Todd and Molly Show: Welcome to LA LA Land

The Todd and Molly Show: Welcome to LA LA Land

Join your guides, Todd and Molly, as they take you on a bespoke tour of Los Angeles, their City of Angels, or as they call it: LA LA Land. Please have your passport open to the picture page and your boarding card in hand. 

Messed Up

Messed Up

Geneva Rust-Orta is the miracle child of two beautiful lesbians. She was conceived through artificial insemination, which is weird, because she looks so much like a real person. But, surprise! She’s fake... 

Larknado!

Larknado!

Brought to you as part of freefestival.co.uk – Shawcross and Barnes present Larknado! The show that brings you stand-up and sketches from the most Neil and Dan-like comedians you'll see at 48 Below... 

Ninkynonks and Bear Haters

Ninkynonks and Bear Haters

A look at life in 2016, from being a dad, husband and keen observer of, er, stuff! 

The Mariuh Caring Career Agency

The Mariuh Caring Career Agency

Somewhere between theatre and stand-up, The Mariuh Caring Career Agency will leave you with extra laughter lines to botox and will add some extra sparkle to your life. Laura Everett and Samantha Ng caricature some of the world's best known celebs to perform a unique and original comedy play... 

Fraser Geesin: Jack of All Polymaths

Fraser Geesin: Jack of All Polymaths

Publish the blurb verbatim. This hour is about my true, modern genius; I don’t want any silly mistakes at your end damaging my reputation as expert comedian, celebrated fantasy author, film maker and top model... 

Niche Rebels

Niche Rebels

Two against the underwhelmed: If you like your raging bilious satire served with a side salad of rocket, Matt Duwell and Declan Kennedy are your guys. They understand what the small battles are worth... 

Liars' Club

Liars' Club

This successful London club night comes to Edinburgh. Join hosts Lou Sanders and Vanessa Hammick (from Hello) with drop-ins from the UK’s finest improvisers including Cariad Lloyd, Paul Foxcroft, Pippa Evans, Rachel Parris and Graham Dickson... 

African-Czechoslovakian / Free Festival

African-Czechoslovakian / Free Festival

She's been described as the best African-Czechoslovakian comic on earth. However, she's never been to Africa and Czechoslovakia no longer exists. Nobody knows identity crisis better than this African-Czechoslovakian. 

Space Cat Pasta Bake

Space Cat Pasta Bake

Space Cat Pasta Bake is a two-handed comedy experience by up-and-coming London comedians Bob Munro (Golden Jester winner 2015) and Ross Smith (So You Think You're Funny? semi-finalist 2015)... 

Apocalypse Wow

Apocalypse Wow

Ever looked at the world around you? Ever thought about your future in that world and decided the only prudent and logical move is to down tequila and dance on rooftops? This is the end... 

Mulhollandland (Work in Progress)

Mulhollandland (Work in Progress)

Alternative comedy lovers of the world, unite! Mulhollandland is failing. The quest for unity has left a country bitter and divided. Join us for this, the last Mulhollandland National Variety Performance... 

#BiggerthanKanye

#BiggerthanKanye

Join Edinburgh comic Kevin McPadden, as he skyrockets his way to the tippy-top with one goal in mind: #BiggerthanKanye. Jump on board the McPaddywagon and join our hapless hero as he recounts tales of failed romances and pub toilets...