Spectaculus

Spectaculus

2025 AD. Earth. A single company emerges victorious, conglomerating all entertainment into the Spectaculus media nexus. This provides premium tailored content using sophisticated AI, and the planet enjoys a golden age of entertainment as a result... 

William Rees: The Splash

William Rees: The Splash

DJing and poetry is surely a combination that deserves greater exploration. Thankfully in this show it is given just that. Ploughing aggressively through such topics as love, war and agriculture, William Rees (The Oxford Revue) dives into the calm before the storm, the puddle before The Splash... 

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret

Death Ray Cabaret is the apocalyptic musical comedy show from Second City veterans Kevin Matviw and Jordan Armstrong. After performing to sold out crowds in Toronto, DRC will be making their Edinburgh Fringe debut on what might be the very last night on Earth... 

Jon Pearson: Feet First

Jon Pearson: Feet First

To hell with the consequences! Jon loves jumping in feet first when it comes to the big decisions. Becoming a pub landlord, building a kitchen and a bathroom in the same week, deciding to get married 2,000 miles from home, with no guests... 

Prestonian

Prestonian

Prestonian is a solo stand-up show by Saskia Preston. It’ll last 40 Edinburgh minutes and feature jokes by and at the expense of someone who’s never actually been to Preston but is a Preston... 

An Aussie Abroad

An Aussie Abroad

Brett grew up in the suburbs and went to one of the worst schools in Western Australia. He didn’t know he was an Aussie bogan when he started traveling the world (Bali) with his ‘strayan accent... 

It’s Better to Lie Than to Tell the Truth and End Up Alone in a Ditch Crying

It’s Better to Lie Than to Tell the Truth and End Up Alone in a Ditch Crying

We lie to our friends, family, lovers and bosses because it’s easier than telling the truth – we have no idea what we’re doing, and we might have genital warts. In her new show, former rock star and acclaimed performer Ellen Waddell (Jean-Luc Picard and Me) tackles the necessity of lying in life, love, friendship and when applying for administrative jobs at truck logistics companies... 

Too Old to Be a Power Ranger

Too Old to Be a Power Ranger

Debut stand-up hour from Ben Shannon about cats, growing up and being easily distracted. It’ll be really good, you should come. Oh, look a goose! Ah no it’s a duck, shame. I've been doing stand-up comedy for around five years now and I've found out some things... 

Beach Hunks: Hog Wild

Beach Hunks: Hog Wild

Stronger. Stranger. Hunkier. Sopping-wet sketch boys Beach Hunks return to Edinburgh with a new hour of destructively offbeat comedy. Absurdity, misery and beachwear collide in a show populated with broken characters and frothing with big dumb fun... 

Rob Oldham: Brink

Rob Oldham: Brink

Brink is a free stand-up show from award-winning young comic Rob Oldham. It looks at growing up, politics, and being a hypocrite in the 21st century. There are also two jokes about bums... 

A Dave Cohen Show: Music Was My First Love

A Dave Cohen Show: Music Was My First Love

Edinburgh Fringe veteran, Perrier nominee, co-founder of the Comedy Store Players, multiple BAFTA-winning Horrible Histories songwriter, inadvertent creator of the phrase 'comedy is the new rock'n'roll', Dave Cohen returns with his 16th new show... 

Variety Hour

Variety Hour

A hilarious shared hour from newcomers Jamie Paul (YouTube new comedian of the year winner), and Lia Hatzakis (4Music, MCA finalist). Half original musical/character comedy from rising star Lia and half personal, irreverent, train-of-thought comedy from Jamie... 

You're Welcome

You're Welcome

Eryn and Luke have a show. You're welcome. Never heard of them before? Well now you have. You're welcome. Like mellow self deprecating, verging on dark humour? Yes? Well we've got that, you're welcome... 

Sunil Patel: Juicer

Sunil Patel: Juicer

Sunil Patel oozes funny like a jammy doughnut running down a diner’s chin. Sometimes looking at his expressionless facade, I wonder whether he even realises how funny he is.His show, called Juicer, has absolutely no relevance to his set at all, bar one joke about a juicer, which he claims is his “get out of jail free” card... 

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... 

The Voice of Ray

The Voice of Ray

Ray’s dead. But people keep impersonating his voice. This irritates spirit-Ray. He can’t rest in peace. Watch a mundane ghost-man go on a crazylicious adventure to silence his vocal legacy... 

Richard Todd

Richard Todd

'How much happier the man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.' so said Dr Frankenstein to himself, in his head, after making a botch job of building a man... 

Community Matters

Community Matters

Join community leader David Edwards and guests to re-connect with your local community. Unplug your Wi-Fi cord, stick your mobile phone on pause and re-open your mind to local values, exciting activities and your newly re-booted community hub... 

Jordan Brookes: The Making Of

Jordan Brookes: The Making Of

One man. One walk. Following a successful debut hour show, Brookes returns with a new bundle of silly faces, uncomfortable poses and unnecessary confessions. 'Superbly crafted, he cleverly switches between characters, stand-up and something a little more avant-garde... 

The Irish Alternative – Free

The Irish Alternative – Free

Three of Ireland's best up-and-coming alternative comics. Cornelius Patrick O' Sullivan is a familiar face on Irish television screens and the country's comedy circuit, starring recently on RTE's new comedy show Sketch... 

Chris Davis: Chinchilla Coats

Chris Davis: Chinchilla Coats

Chinchilla Coats is a world premiere debut stand-up show by Edinburgh Fringe veteran Chris Davis. Covering such topics as the true cost of a chinchilla coat to depression, dysfunctional relationships, spooning with pillows and day drinking alone, Chris Davis illuminates the turmoil of life with dry observation and dark metaphors that are sure to make you laugh while secretly crying inside... 

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue present a rotating cast of the country's brightest young comedians together with headline acts from the comedy circuit. ‘Tight, intelligent, and extremely funny. Is there anything the Oxford Revues can't do?’ ***** (EdFringeReview... 

Gary Tro: SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

Gary Tro: SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious

Next year Gary will be in his mid-thirties. Gary’s not ‘mid-thirties’! People who have their shizzle together are ‘mid-thirties’. For the last 10 years, every other chump his age has been falling in love, getting married, buying homes, starting families, succeeding... 

Foxdog Studios

Foxdog Studios

The time here (23:15) is correct, the printed programme is wrong (it's pm not am, our fault). Surreal computer consultants push interactive technology further than anyone’s ever bothered... 

Sheeps Skewer the News

Sheeps Skewer the News

Sheeps' Daran Johnson, Alastair Roberts and Liam Williams take a wry look at the news and do not like what they see when they take a wry look at the news. ‘Tehe!’ (Cara and Poppy Delevingne)... 

Man-ish

Man-ish

Man-ish has taken seven popular pantomimes, filled them with adult jokes and made a challenge to perform the whole show in under an hour. Starring four upcoming comedy actors including GK who is appearing in a new musical, Billy who has performed alongside a Glastonbury headliner, Campbell who has performed on the streets of Edinburgh at the Fringe 2013 and Sophie who has created the magnificent set and props seen throughout... 

Lifted

Lifted

If you can find it, there is some brilliant (and also free – bonus!) storytelling nestled beneath a dark, dingy pub at this year’s Fringe.Ikram Gilani is an unassuming man. He sits quietly on a chair as the audience settle down in the tiny mismatched chairs around the room and we make ourselves comfortable... 

Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship

Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship

When you sit down for a show named as ridiculously as Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship, you should be ready for the surreal. KBS, a show put on by Manchester comedian Fat Roland, certainly lives up to that billing... 

Jewish Cockney Caribbean Female

Jewish Cockney Caribbean Female

Runway model turned stand-up comic, De Swarte gives her unique, honest stories from a childhood spent on London council estates, to jet-setting as a New York City fashion model, and all that falls between... 

Nev – $cum

Nev – $cum

$cum is the angry new comedy show from angry young comedy man Nev. Furious that apathy has replaced protest, his righteous anger is aimed at daytime quiz shows, evil chocolatiers, more successful younger comics and his own hypocrisy... 

If Men Ruled the World – Free

If Men Ruled the World – Free

'Demitris Deech is a great story-teller' (BroadwayBaby.com). The Edinburgh Festival's favourite hypochondriac is back with another hilarious show. If Men Ruled the World is Deech's story of his efforts to get pregnant – simple if you know how... 

Daniel Sinclair

Daniel Sinclair

Daniel Sinclair is a grim comedy about two friends lying at the bottom of the cracks in society. A young man, Daniel, has one friend: Esteneth. But in Daniel, she has many. Daniel is a quiet boy with a condition which makes him do things he cannot remember... 

Champagne Socialist

Champagne Socialist

Meet Bella Younger. She's very posh, doesn't sound nearly as Scottish as she ought to and is trying to shake off her roots once and for all. She's moved to Hackney and joined the Labour party but the only problem is, she's part of a notorious Tory dynasty and she sounds like the Queen – if the Queen lived under a bridge and once accidentally took crystal meth... 

Late Night Laughs at Lunch

Late Night Laughs at Lunch

Late Night Laughs at Lunch brings you the funniest acts at the Fringe, we looked so you don't have to. Returning from a sell-out season, come see the most hilarious lunchtime show that is different every day... 

Leeds University Comedy Kabaret

Leeds University Comedy Kabaret

Have you ever wondered what comedy the Leeds and West Yorkshire area has to offer? You haven’t! Well, we don’t have the show for you! Don’t come along and watch a showcase of the best and brightest stand-ups currently in Leeds! We have all levels performing, from Chortle finalists to brand new acts! If you don't like stand-up, you won’t enjoy this show! 

Jacobs and von Jones: Best of the Fest!

Jacobs and von Jones: Best of the Fest!

The freshest bad boys of the East London comedy scene present to you an array of superlative comedy talent and show snippets for your pleasure. This year's line ups will include household names such as Trevor Lock, Russel Hicks, UK pun champion Darren Walsh and HBO's Darius Davies... 

Back Out from the Outback

Back Out from the Outback

The Edinburgh Fringe is brimming with acts from Down Under, but you probably won’t witness any more authentic than Susie and Mel in their storytelling show Back Out From The Outback... 

IT Rock‘n’Roll: Business Trip to the Future

IT Rock‘n’Roll: Business Trip to the Future

I will hereby abstain from ‘reviewer talk’, probably sacrifice my hopes of a career in journalism, and speak frankly: Go and see this f**king show. If Flight of the Conchords met Moss from the IT Crowd, and they had two illegitimate love children that they then left them in a room unsupervised – this would be the result... 

Liam Williams: Capitalism

Liam Williams: Capitalism

Liam Williams’s latest show is hard to pin down. Self-deprecation is old news in comedy, but the kind of self-dissection he performs in Capitalism is different – The Guardian aptly describes Williams as ‘a non-musical Bo Burnham’... 

Susanna Orr Holland

Susanna Orr Holland

A chance to hear a spell-binding voice from a folk singer and songwriter who will perform original material, supernatural British ballads and composition inspired by Indian ragas from her debut album February... 

This Show Has Nothing To Do With Penguins

This Show Has Nothing To Do With Penguins

It really hasn’t.The title does its job, giving the viewer an instant impression of the kind of show it is going to be; surreal, energetic and maybe just a little naïve.“Vick and Rick’s” (comedian Rick Wood and actress Victoria Cansfield) sketch comedy grabs the audience’s attention right from the beginning with truckloads of energy, launching headlong into as many sketches as can be crammed into the allotted fifty minutes... 

One Foot in the Gays

One Foot in the Gays

This is the debut show by one of the UK's finest comedians. Join Rich as he discusses the irrelevance of a person's sexuality in the 21st century and hilarious tales of a straight man working in a gay sauna. 

Cupcakes with Colebrook and Khoshsokhan

Cupcakes with Colebrook and Khoshsokhan

Full of cheek, promise and self-effacing charm, George Colebrook and Amir Khoshsokhan are two young comics armed with jokes, talent and cupcakes! In this Edinburgh show, they want to make you chuckle so hard that you spit your crumbs out... 

All at Sea

All at Sea

Absurd theatre troupe Intuitive Creatures, 'deity of comedic genius' ***** (PerformanceReviewed.com), take you on a journey to worlds both weird and profound. Fast paced, grotesque and heartfelt; it's 'hard to explain and impossible not to like' ***** (FringeReview... 

Prof's Olympic Legacy

Prof's Olympic Legacy

How did the London Olympics inspire an unfit, smoking, borderline alcoholic woman in her 40s to try to get in the Olympic squad for Rio 2016? A show about middle age, training and triathlons. 

Start Wars To Save Us All

Start Wars To Save Us All

Gregory Akerman explores the history of war to find out once and for all if it's good for absolutely nothing or good for very little, however there are a couple of exceptions. Along the way we will hear how Gregory inadvertently joined a cult and accidentally very nearly started something of a holy war... 

History from the Past ... But Now!

History from the Past ... But Now!

Imagine all your favourite historical documentaries rolled into one hour-long show that simultaneously entertains and explains all of history. This is it. A deeply spiritual journey through time and space, with a few omissions...