Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Stealth Aspies – Autistic People Speaking

Unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Enter the authentic autistic space and join Alain English, Sarah Saeed, Janine Booth, Paul Wady and other 'Aspies', for authentic stories of late diagnosis, being in the neuroatypical closet and our lives as out autistic people... 

Late Night Nonsense: Variety Show

Late Night Nonsense: Variety Show

A variety show of absurdist comedy. A rip-roaring journey into stupidity and nonsense. Come and enjoy this international group of brilliant weirdos as they risk their dignity for your laughs... 

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely Wheely

The dumbest game show ever to grace a stage on God’s green Earth. There will be snorkels, pirate costumes, drawings of donkeys and a glamorous assistant called Stuart. Stephanie Laing and Paul Duncan McGarrity bring you a silly hour of silliness, with zero artistic merit, but a shockingly high volume of Maltesers... 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: You're Okay!

Thanksgiving with your family in the most eye-popping of places. Don't worry... You’re Okay! Suzanne is a New York comedian who was selected for the San Francisco Comedy Competition finals, New York Winter Film Festival finals and the DC Comedy Festival... 

Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob: Bish and Bob

Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob: Bish and Bob

Rising stars Bisha K Ali and Kemah Bob present a shared hour of whip-smart stand-up comedy. Bisha K Ali – as heard on BBC Radio 4’s Grownupland, The Guilty Feminist and BBC Asian Network – makes the political personal with her original, inventive voice... 

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica 4 – Free

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica 4 – Free

For the 4th year, American atheist Bronston Jones reacts to the chaos of his country with a prayer: God Bless 'Merica, because it'll take a miracle to fix it. Apparently, his first three years of prayers didn't work, so he'll try a new one... 

Will Mars: Candid Cafe

Will Mars: Candid Cafe

Star of FOX’s Showtime at the Apollo, finalist on season eight of NBC Comcast’s knockout television show, Trial By Laughter and runner-up for the woman he loves. ‘He had been making his mark on the New York scene only to come back for love and be dumped soon after the plane hit the runway’ (BeyondTheJoke... 

Dave Green: Melt

Dave Green: Melt

Award-winning Dave Green does his highly anticipated debut hour. Join him as he worries his way through all the big topics of the day in a paranoid stream of consciousness that will make your mind melt... 

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher

Kevin Precious Unholier Than Thou: The Non-Believing Religious Studies Teacher

Kevin Precious is a former religious studies teacher. He's also a non-believer who attends his local humanist group. Unholier Than Thou features jokes and stories about teaching religious studies as a non-believer, being a humanist, the God-shaped hole and little bits here and there relating to the philosophy of religion... 

Guerilla Aspies Year Four – Autism. Amusement. Conversion.

Guerilla Aspies Year Four – Autism. Amusement. Conversion.

The show that the greater media cannot entirely accept as real. Back for its fourth year with new neuroconversional images and stories, Paul Wady continues to pioneer a unique genre... 

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand – Yorkshire Ripper / Free Festival

Dino Wiand plays the Yorkshire Ripper, who has been allowed out of prison on a rehab program to perform a stand-up comedy routine, which he uses to discuss his plans for orchestrating an independent nation of Yorkshire, broken away from Great Britain... 

Bare Jokes

Bare Jokes

Late-night one-liners from Phil Pagett, 'One of the country's best new gag writers' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week), ranging from the absurd to the twisted. Expect a no-frills hour of hilarious jokes in the debut solo show from Birmingham's master of puns... 

Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak

Stealth Aspies: Autistic People Speak

Autistic people speak for themselves in this ensemble show, written from surveys completed only by Autistic people. The voices of real people on the spectrum finally get heard and performed by a 100% neurodiverse cast... 

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg: Molesting the Corpse of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987

Henry Ginsberg spent most of his adult life envious of his male friends scoring on the weekend. Now bordering 30, he misses his virginity. He is the lord of all that is self-deprecating and lends a face to the forgotten depths of Reddit’s forever-alone forum... 

Andrew Roper's Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies

Andrew Roper's Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies

If you like superheroes; if you want to learn more about their history; if you’ve ever seen a movie that had superheroes in it… if you’ve read this far already – you should see Superhero Secret Origins: The Movies... 

Markus Birdman's Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea

Markus Birdman's Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea

Deliciously dark re-workings, told through stand-up and live art. Three classic stories of making a deal with the wrong guy: Rumpelstiltskin, Faustus and the blues guitarist selling his soul at the crossroads... 

Conor Drum: All My Friends Are Dead

Conor Drum: All My Friends Are Dead

A show about being the only remaining singleton in a world full of weddings, mortgages, children, security and a lack thereof. Irish comic/actor Conor Drum has appeared on both the RTÉ and the BBC's New Comedy Awards and has performed around the world, from Barcelona to Los Angeles... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

In its fifth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every night features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show... 

Zahra Barri: Talk Like an Egyptian

Zahra Barri: Talk Like an Egyptian

Zahra’s a bit like the country of Turkey, in that she’s a mix of Eastern and Western culture, and also she is a bird. A fun look into Eastern and Kanye Western Culture. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 2 and Talk Radio... 

Guerilla Aspies - Third Autism and Aspergers Converting Year

Guerilla Aspies - Third Autism and Aspergers Converting Year

Revised by audience feedback throughout, your chance to contribute to the interactive audience autism conversion phenomenon has returned. Paul Wady's world unique show dares to champion autistic people as a race, a kind, and a minority aside from disability and disorder... 

Always Be Rolling – Free

Always Be Rolling – Free

How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won't you join him? 'Brilliant, charming, funny' (Richard Osman). 

Comedian's Guide to Autism

Comedian's Guide to Autism

Kirk Smith is the author of Rice Krispies with Ketchup, and his podcast Autastic is ranked number four on the iTunes self-help charts. He is a comedian who speaks from the heart about his experiences raising his autistic son... 

Erich McElroy’s (US) Electile Dysfunction

Erich McElroy’s (US) Electile Dysfunction

This is political stand-up at its best. Neither hectoring nor dull, there are laughs throughout the show as McElroy, an American resident in Britain for the past 16 years, talks the audience through the American election and the candidates... 

Lies. All Lies.

Lies. All Lies.

Through a series of devised monologues, pieces of physical theatre and slam poetry, Lies. All Lies analyses the idea of truthfulness in modern society, how often we lie and what exactly we deem okay to lie about... 

Knock Knock

Knock Knock

‘Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the innocent’ reads a screen at the back of the stage. Damian Kingsley’s Knock Knock is an unravelling of his identity: from his school years to his relationship with his father, all leading towards his recent separation from his partner, after which, he ‘didn’t have a pot to piss in... 

Phil Mann: Nothingism – Free

Phil Mann: Nothingism – Free

The latest craze is literally nothing. Phil Mann's latest comedy show is ‘…hyper-energetic, eccentric, breath-taking…' (FringeReview.co.uk) and obsessed with... well, nothing... 

Sarah Bennetto: I Love You All and I Mean That Sincerely

Sarah Bennetto: I Love You All and I Mean That Sincerely

A new stand-up and sketch show by Sarah Bennetto. As heard on BBC Radio 4, NTS's Mix-Tape and Storytellers' Club. A new stand-up and character solo show by the London-based Melbourne comedian... 

Andrew Roper – Superhero Secret Origins: Special Edition

Andrew Roper – Superhero Secret Origins: Special Edition

It’s back! The interactive comic book knowledge bomb. Part stand-up, part lecture, part madness, all superhero. Learn things you never thought you didn't know about our favourite comic book heroes... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

In its fourth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every night features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show... 

Robyn Perkins (is a) Work in Progress

Robyn Perkins (is a) Work in Progress

Robyn Perkins, **** (ThreeWeeks), is the only American to become an English Comedian of the Year finalist. This American gone British delivers her debut show, bouncing between her father issues and issues with her fatherland... 

Tiny Horse Comedy

Tiny Horse Comedy

Tiny Horse Comedy. Is anything funnier than a tiny horse? Yes – these daily line-ups! Spend an hour of your life with a handful of wildly different comedy acts, all seamlessly linked by a handful of bloody lovely comperes... 

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica – Free

Bronston Jones: God Bless 'Merica – Free

With the accompanying subtitle, this show becomes God Bless ‘Merica, Because It’ll Take A Miracle To Fix It; whilst that’s quite a mouthful, it certainly encompasses the sentiment in Bronston Jones’ lovingly scathing homage to his home country... 

Tiny Horse Comedy

Tiny Horse Comedy

Tiny Horse Comedy. Is anything funnier than a tiny horse? Yes – these daily line-ups! Spend an hour of your life with a handful of wildly different comedy acts, all seamlessly linked by a handful of bloody lovely comperes... 

Hydrophobia (Free)

Hydrophobia (Free)

A new human colony, but full of idiots. Not that new, then. Morinan New Act finalist, Reading New Act semi-finalist, Top Jokes of the Fringe (Independent). An ‘insane and beautiful sea of frantic fun’ (ThePublicReviews... 

Erich McElroy's Imperfect Guide to Picking the Perfect President

Erich McElroy's Imperfect Guide to Picking the Perfect President

American comic Erich McElroy presents a brand new hour of stand-up. This time Erich explores why no other nation does politics with the same absurdity and insanity as America, and how with the right recipe (a pinch of God, a dash of freedom and a flatbed full of firearms) anyone can be President of the United States... 

Sarah Bennetto: Fritters Away an Hour of Your Life... Mmm, Fritters

Sarah Bennetto: Fritters Away an Hour of Your Life... Mmm, Fritters

A new stand-up and character solo show by the London-based Melbourne comedian and host of Storytellers' Club. ‘Self-deprecating, dark, honest and genuinely funny. One of the most enjoyable and original shows I've seen this year... 

Sam Gore: The Cryptid Crossword

Sam Gore: The Cryptid Crossword

Cryptozoology is the posh word for ‘the pursuit of hidden animals’ – those creatures that are theorised to exist, but haven’t yet been proven to by science. From the famous ones like the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot right through the spectrum of local legends, five-time award winner Sam Gore has a laugh with some of our most enduring cultural mythology, looking at why society needs monsters and why we want to believe... 

Maff Brown – On Demand, Live

Maff Brown – On Demand, Live

From the writer of Shooting Stars and Mock the Week comes a brand new show with some of the sharpest one-liners you are likely to hear! Like the True or False section from Shooting Stars, and Scenes We’d Like To See section from Mock the Week? Then this is the show for you, as Maff writes them! Voted Top 10 Shows to See by GQ... 

Love Hate Relationship

Love Hate Relationship

Stand-up comedians Carmen Ali and Jake Pickford have decided to put their relationship to the ultimate test by doing a show together. A two-hander with a difference; expect jokes, improv, rap battles and songs as they both fight for stage time... 

SomeNews: The Misstakes

SomeNews: The Misstakes

Don't learn from your mistakes, enjoy the mistakes of others. Join Mr Steve N Allen in a look at how people have messed up so badly it made the news. Companies mis-selling, accountants who can't add up and politicians who sext the wrong people, nobody is perfect but you'll leave this show feeling slightly more perfect in comparison... 

Kevin Precious: Gecko

Kevin Precious: Gecko

Gecko finds former RE teacher Kevin Precious falling out with a Brighton New Age type, bemoaning a Facebook request from a former associate who's doing very well (and is keen to show it), and offering a version of an old metaphysical idea by way of resolution... 

Bob Blackman's Local

Bob Blackman's Local

“And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for!” Fringe Festival folklore is replete with tales of life-changing shows witnessed in less-than-life-changing venues – seeing a Daniel Kitson show in an outhouse, Arthur Smith in a broom cupboard, or The Mighty Boosh in someone’s spare room... 

Bryan Lacey: Bry Hard!

Bryan Lacey: Bry Hard!

An hour of fun-filled stand-up and gag-filled songs from comic live wire Bryan Lacey! With a knack for pulling a punchline from the unexpected, join Bryan and his blend of observational humour as he guides you through the world as he sees it and it sees him... 

Good Morning, Campers

Good Morning, Campers

‘I do say, give us another!’ is the tragic cry of mediocrity from an improv show that is several decades too late for salvation. Marching out on stage in their matching red blazers, the campers deliver an abysmal performance that emerges as one of the worst Fringe shows this year in an act that is worse than Highlander II, and that’s saying something... 

Nymphonerdiac

Nymphonerdiac

Nymphonerdiac: one's a nymph, the other's a nerd and here's where the twain shall meet. When sex-crazed pole dancing Carmen Ali, and Neanderthal expert Ella Murray first met, Ali offered Murray a threesome, which surprised Murray because she barely gets invited to twosomes... 

James Dowdeswell: Wine, Ale and I

James Dowdeswell: Wine, Ale and I

James jokes about booze. The ultimate happy hour. Why are ales crafty? Why do girls taste better than boys? What's wrong with a sideways glance at merlot? What's it like to grow up in a West Country pub? Dowdeswell is a headline act both in the UK and abroad... 

Rainbow Rabbits with Rabies

Rainbow Rabbits with Rabies

The Free Fringe is a chaotic world. Fighting over the noise from the bar next door, hampered by erratic tech and a merry, conversational audience, Australian Fringe debutante Nicole Henriksen is remarkably unphased... 

Harriet Dyer: Barking at Aeroplanes

Harriet Dyer: Barking at Aeroplanes

From the get-go, it’s evident that Barking at Aeroplanes is going to be a little bit strange and out of the ordinary. It’s a whirlwind hour of random ramblings, hilarious “did you know?” facts as well as the odd quiz thrown in for good measure... 

50 Shades of Smay

50 Shades of Smay

When one turns 30 it is generally agreed upon that shopping, binge eating and crying into one’s cat is just the ticket for transitioning out of those pesky 20-somethings. Sarah-May embraced all of this, then wrote a show... 

Always Be Rolling - Free

Always Be Rolling - Free

How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won’t you join him? 'Truly original' (Danny Wallace). 

Rut

Rut

Being a single girl of 30-something with a worryingly high dependency on chocolate and cats is never easy. Couple this with an addiction to online dating, a foul mouth and the biological know-how of a small Albanian hamster, one generally finds oneself in a dating rut... 

Tom Goodliffe: Thug Liffe- Free

Tom Goodliffe: Thug Liffe- Free

Tom's an award-winning comedian, thirty-something accountant and big, friendly nerd. So why does this country boy like urban music? Why do any of us like what we like? And what good is a head full of rap lyrics from the 90s when you're stuck in your 30s? A stand-up comedy show about reluctant adulthood, misplaced nostalgia and hip-hop... 

AAA Batteries (Not Included) - Free

AAA Batteries (Not Included) - Free

Back for a fourth year at the Fringe - an hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from three of the circuit's best comedians. Suitable for all ages and completely free! Featuring BBC New Comedy Award finalist Chris Turner, three time Just For Laughs Best Comedy nominee Jon Bennett, and Daniel Roberts from Edinburgh Fringe 2013 sell-outs Racing Minds... 

Nick Dixon and Sunil Patel: Two Wrongs

Nick Dixon and Sunil Patel: Two Wrongs

Nick Dixon ‘Well worth looking out for’ (Jason Manford) and Sunil Patel (BBC New Comedy Awards) perform half an hour each of finely-crafted hilarity. Expect wit (Nick), stupidity (Sunil) and shedloads of charm.