No Regrets: Josephine D'Love and the Burlesque Liberation Front

No Regrets: Josephine D'Love and the Burlesque Liberation Front

In an alternate universe there lies a place where everything is juxtaposed, where cardboard is classy, where alternative facts become live entertainment while the show is a mere interval for your inappropriate pleasure... 

Bumpkins

Bumpkins

An hour of stand-up from a trio of bumpkins. 'Each a force of nature and a full throttled idiot' (Logan Murray). Eleri, Fiona and Ruth mix social commentary with silliness as they simplify the complex and complicate the simple... 

Conscious Comedy With Samantha Pressdee

Conscious Comedy With Samantha Pressdee

Ommmm. In a sacred space (not a safe space!). The comedy gurus await your presence. A compilation of socially conscious comedians, raising awareness of important issues in a funny and accessible way... 

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. One of the best comedy shows at the festival, all for the low, low price of free! 

Aaaaaaaaand Now It's Time for... Roger Swift's Pun-U-Matic (The Second Leg)

Aaaaaaaaand Now It's Time for... Roger Swift's Pun-U-Matic (The Second Leg)

Puns! Lots of puns! Spoken puns, visual puns, musical puns, contrived puns and a lot of props. No themes, no learning, no sad bit at the 45 minute mark: you know what you're getting... 

Not Quite Mass

Not Quite Mass

Join the cult of happiness. Save your soul with laughter. Witness Ireland's finest stand-ups, along with holy discussions and blessed games. Hand-picked by Irish comedian of last year, the Reverend Steve Bennett... 

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

The Not So Late Show With Ross and Josh

Join your hosts, Ross Brierley and Joshua Sadler, as they bring the UK’s finest spoof chat show and chaotic cabaret back to the Fringe. Ross and Josh are ‘Vic and Bob for the video game, grime generation’ (Scotsman), bringing you a prime-time dose of high energy, multimedia hilarity with chief collaborators Larry Budd and Paul Dunphy and a revolving door of very special guests... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes – Free Entry

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes – Free Entry

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes – Free

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes – Free

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

A Singh in the North!

A Singh in the North!

A likeable character with an easy San Francisco drawl, Sid Singh is an American comedian who has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for five years now. This year’s show is a natural crowd pleaser, with enough laughs to keep you entertained throughout... 

D'Arcehole

D'Arcehole

Teaching survivor Jo – 'funny bones and a clownish sensibility' (Bruce Dessau) – once tweaked a kid’s nips to get them to behave. It worked, man! In her debut show, Jo D’Arcy teaches you what really happens in class when your teacher’s a complete and utter D’Arcehole... 

Aaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Flamin' Hot – Free

Aaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Flamin' Hot – Free

A selection of five of the hottest up-and-coming comedians at the festival in this stand-up comedy showcase extravaganza, with a different line up daily featuring your headliner Roger Swift. 

Aaaaaaaaaahhh. It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free

Aaaaaaaaaahhh. It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

Will Mars: This

Will Mars: This

This British New Yorker has been seen on Fox's Showtime at the Apollo (US) and the BBC's Stand Up for Comic Relief (UK). This former English Comedian of the Year finalist has performed eight sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows in five years... 

Chris Henry: Ignorance Is Chris

Chris Henry: Ignorance Is Chris

Award-nominated Scottish comedian Chris Henry brings his raw and hilarious show about travelling our ludicrous world to the festival. Henry’s signature old-school, no-nonsense/all-nonsense style is refreshingly unpretentious and focused on the funny... 

Lolbot Wars

Lolbot Wars

3! 2! 1! Activate! Total comedy carnage will ensue, as the Fringe's best comedians and performers take each other on in head-to-head contests of words, wits and weapons. Expect performers to hit each other with (inflatable) axes, improvised stand-up challenges, rap battling, sword fights, Nerf guns and guest-star house lolbots! You are the judges! Hosted by Elliot Wengler – 'enviable performing abilities' (TheTab... 

All Together Irish

All Together Irish

A daily selection of Ireland's top comics plus guests from other countries. One of the best comedy shows at the festival, all for the low, low price of free! 

Aaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free

Aaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza... 

Aaaaah! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Aaaaah! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Masai Graham has assembled an act so far from risky that it is bubble wrapped in woefully predictable innuendos, presumably to retain its innocence. Sadly, the outcome produces a lacklustre show... 

Aaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Aaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

If you find it in your heart to forgive the failings of Masai Graham’s previous show, Aaaaah! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes, and stuck around for the follow-up, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what he has in store... 

Guerilla Aspies – the Show of the Book, with Paul Wady

Guerilla Aspies – the Show of the Book, with Paul Wady

Paul Wady's unique and controversial mass autism conversion show returns for a second year. Toured around hospitals, services and the Swindon and Brighton Fringes, dare you embrace the new normal? Comedy? Immersive interactive discussion? Cabaret? You decide... 

Talk Hard

Talk Hard

15 years as a global stand-up have made Wayne one of the sharpest and most insightful comics working in the UK today. This laconic Aussie pulls no punches and adds common sense to all your problems! Free. 

Mawaan Rizwan – Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate

Mawaan Rizwan – Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate

Comedy's most seductive idiot is back. Part stand-up, part clowning, Mawaan juxtaposes dark confessional stand-up with madcap physical stupidity. All whilst wearing a sparkly pirate dress and glam rock makeup... 

Amir Khoshsokhan – Shhhhhh

Amir Khoshsokhan – Shhhhhh

So You Think You're Funny finalist, BBC New Comedy Award finalist, Time Out's One to Watch, Independent's One to Watch and The Piccadilly Comedy Club's New Comedian winner, Amir Khoshsokhan does some stand-up comedy for you... 

The Knockabout

The Knockabout

Toby Adams introduces different comedians doing short sets of their full shows appearing elsewhere in Edinburgh. Free entry with optional voluntary contribution at the end. 

Here's Some Black for the Union Jack

Here's Some Black for the Union Jack

British-Arab Ella has spent the last few years passing as white: National Geographic Explorer, 'Achingly funny' (LooseLips.com). Ivorian Trev has spent the last few years intimidating Africans with his blackness: 'Clever and funny' (Tony Law), 'Has the best humour' (BroadwayBaby... 

Board Game Smackdown - Free

Board Game Smackdown - Free

Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, the funniest Fringe performers play classic and new board games. Different guests and games every show, see website or venue for details... 

Andrew Bridge: AART

Andrew Bridge: AART

What time is it? It’s time for Aart! Learn how to make, see and do art. Take some time out of life and experience a unique insight into the working life of a full-time/part-time artist... 

Aaaaaahhhh, it's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Aaaaaahhhh, it's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham delivers over one hundred jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week)... 

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

In its third 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... 

Cheeky Irish Pups

Cheeky Irish Pups

Whatever your style, genre or taste in comedy, we will accommodate you. All the hottest, most talked about, up-and-coming Irish comedians will freshen up your day in this Irish Pups show... 

Kayfabe

Kayfabe

Hosts of the Time Out Critics’ Choice show Character Assassination, Simon Lukacs (‘Incredibly charming’ FunnyWomen.com) and Lola-Rose Maxwell bring their debut character hour, Kayfabe, to the Fringe... 

Aaaaaarrgghh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Aaaaaarrgghh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes – Free Show

Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham delivers over one hundred jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week)... 

The Improvised Improv Show – Free Show!

The Improvised Improv Show – Free Show!

Taking improv to the next level – we improvise the cast! Now in its third year, the Fringe's free daily improv jam returns for more comedy scenes and games based entirely on audience suggestions... 

Good Music Cave Party

Good Music Cave Party

A dirty afternoon party hosted by the king of alternative cabaret, Tomás Ford. Hear the best songs from his decade spent lost in Australia's underground discos, outback pubs and warehouse parties... 

Aaaaaarrgghhhh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Show

Aaaaaarrgghhhh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show – Free Show

Feast on five of the tastiest up and coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase, including your award-winning headliner Masai Graham. 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle... 

All Star Stand-Up Showcase

All Star Stand-Up Showcase

If you’re in the mood for some bawdy, laddish comedy then this is the show for you.The host, Rick Molland, kicked off proceedings with some crowd work. This went for a solid twenty five minutes; by the time he’d finished he’d surveyed the permanent residence and means of employment of over 75% of the audience... 

Jake Lambert and Dom Lister

Jake Lambert and Dom Lister

Jake and Dom are two cheeky, young comics who take half an hour each in this free stand-up show. You get the impression that they want to be your friend and are pretty endearing in the process... 

Mike Shephard:  M*ther of All Parliaments

Mike Shephard: M*ther of All Parliaments

Having written for BBC Radio 4, NewsRevue and the award-winning TinCanPodcast, Mike takes on the baffling history of the Westminster parliament with wit, rage and twisted logic, just in time for the Scottish people to decide whether they want it or not... 

SomeNews Live

SomeNews Live

All that non-stop 24-hour rolling news can get a bit much. See the funny side of it with Mr Steve N Allen in this fast-paced hour of topical stand-up.  

Laugh Train Home Presents: Dropkick Comedy

Laugh Train Home Presents: Dropkick Comedy

Laugh Train Home brings together its favourite acts, with a different line-up each day, MC’d by Robyn Perkins. Amazing stand-up comedy, amazingly free. Acts include: Damian Clark, John Hastings, Ria Lina, Stephen Carlin, Tom Goodliffe, Sam Avery, Russell Hicks, and more... 

Gilligan's Island

Gilligan's Island

A comedy double bill: awarding-winning comedian Nina Gilligan delves into aspiration and desire in, I Licked the Face of Reginald D Hunter, with hilarious effect. Steve Titley is Not A Happy Bunny, an essay in middle-aged frustration... 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Award-winning storyteller Fiona Herbert attempts to answer her own FAQs about work, rest and play. She mostly can't. From tee-total vegan dinner parties to dolphin assault; getting dumped at sea to getting dumped on Skype; mentoring the feral to entertaining the slightly dead, answers may be attempted...