What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane McDonald?

Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the self-help group ‘Jane McDonald Anonymous’. Through audio entries, soul searching and group participation, let me, the newly elected leader of an elite group of Jane superfans called the 'Cruisettes', guide you through your eight-step journey from admitting to celebrating your obsession with everything that is Jane McDonald... 

Wings

Wings

Eva is a stand-up comedian. James is head-writer for hit sitcom Flat Pancake. Their relationship is hilarious. So hilarious that it's falling apart. And there's nothing funny about that... 

Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets

Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets

Improvable and the Chapter of Secrets is an improvised magical story in the style of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named-For-Copyright-Reasons. Come with us as we play an entirely new chapter of wizarding history, with new heroes and villains... 

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle Edinburgh

Roast Battle features a rotating lineup that changes daily, with a general showcase of at least four or five pairs of comedians taking to the stage to rip sizeable chunks out of their respective egos... 

Graham Fellows Completely Out of Character

Graham Fellows Completely Out of Character

Graham Fellows has performed as the comic character John Shuttleworth for over 25 years on stage, TV and radio, delighting audiences throughout the UK with his songs and quirky take on everyday life... 

John Lenahan: Up Close

John Lenahan: Up Close

An evening of intimate magic (and comedy) with a master, in a late-night venue, restricted to a small audience – book early to avoid disappointment! John Lenahan has performed around the world as well as appearing in television shows for the BBC and ITV including: Stuff the White Rabbit, Secrets of Magic, Hoaxbusters and Red Dwarf... 

Twisted

Twisted

Join Aaron Ayjay as he takes a comedic and very twisted musical journey through relationships from childhood, dating, marriage, divorce and other life experiences. Aaron’s energetic and aggressive musical comedy is peppered with expletives with very dark-humoured undertones... 

SHAnd Up Comedy

SHAnd Up Comedy

SHAnd Up Comedy. Join us for an hour of fabulous comedy as part of the Fringe Free Festival. We’re in the third year of SHAnd Up Comedy and it just keeps getting better! Check out performances from some of the Fringe's funniest comedians who have all very generously donated their time to SHAnd Up Comedy! All donations at this event will go straight to Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) to support families living with cruel neurological condition Huntington’s disease (HD)... 

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh and Lou: Working Classy

Josh drinks Stella before yoga. Louise has gravy on her avocado. Both find themselves uncertain of their social hierarchy. Some say it’s an exploration of class identity, really it’s just a laugh over a pint... 

Go Slay Dragons!

Go Slay Dragons!

Dan was almost shot – and it's all Rupert Murdoch's fault. Kinda. A lefty snowflake somehow working at The Sun, fighting the choir of voices in his head leads him on a noble quest in this demonstrably true tale of love, adventure and song... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course runs over two days with nine hours of training followed by a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

Battle of the Superheroes – The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

Battle of the Superheroes – The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

This worldwide hit show for geeks and non-geeks everywhere returns with a changing line-up of hilarious comedians with a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate to find out who is the greatest superhero... 

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

Jamie Oliphant: The Oliphant in the Room

'An original way with words and a talent for one-liners and short stories... with a touch of the gangly Ivo Graham's about him' (Bruce Dessau). Piccadilly Comedian of the Year finalist, featuring on BBC One, ITV 2 and BBC Radio 4... 

Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest – Free

Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest – Free

Four top-quality fowl-mouthed acts, hand-plucked from around the festival. For the poultry sum of a bucket contribution on eggsit. Guaranteed to be clucking funny. 

Karoshi

Karoshi

Apparently, 60% of us hate our jobs. No wonder, with pointless jargon to contend with (key performance indicators?) and even more pointless employee perks. As for bosses, where do we start? Karoshi is Japanese for death by overwork – literally... 

Rule of Three

Rule of Three

Part stand-up comedy, part game show. Three of the funniest comedians on earth take the stage with some of the best jokes in the world. Each one is sneaking in a different new joke every night... 

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy

As heard on BBC Radio 1! Winners: VAULT Festival People's Choice Award. BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi five-star comedy show that has performed to rave reviews around the country... 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a fifth year, with top TV comedians – aka the Gladi-Haters – improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. Anarchic and surreal, this show has the audience on the edge of their seat as the comedians try to walk the line... 

Social Media Suicide

Social Media Suicide

@izzybaby1991: 'You're invited to a very special 27th birthday party. One I promise you won't forget!' Social Media Suicide is a darkly comic one-woman show about the lengths a girl will go for online fame... 

Simon Jablonski – Love

Simon Jablonski – Love

An entirely un-erotic journey that begins in a public toilet, then takes strange diversions via a sexy tomato plant and a clap clinic. 

Beach Hunks: Leg Day

Beach Hunks: Leg Day

Toned. Honed. Hunked. Chipper sketch lads Beach Hunks stride leggily to Edinburgh with a fast-paced hour of daft sketch carnage. Roll out the bunting and pray for rain as the Hunks celebrate the most special day of the year with a ceaseless parade of reprehensible characters and whip-smart gags... 

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a different selection each day of four of the best comics at the Fringe. The 99 Club has won the Chortle Award for Best London Club for eight years running and has been featured on ITV, BBC Two and BBC Radio 4... 

Games With James

Games With James

Award-winning comedian and UK board-gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more, done like you've never seen them before... 

The Nasty Show

The Nasty Show

Offensive is the new black. The Nasty Show is a guaranteed offensive comedy showcase featuring a selection of the best comics of the festival, delivering their filthiest material. Hosted by Jez Watts... 

Stephen Bailey: Our Kid

Stephen Bailey: Our Kid

From ITV2\'s Safeword and CelebAbility, ITV\'s Weekend with Aled, Comedy Central\'s Live at the Comedy Store, Channel 5\'s Celebrity Big Brother\'s Bit on the Side and having supported Katherine Ryan on her UK tour, everyone\'s favourite \'guilty pleasure\' (Daily Record) returns with a story that is full of northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with different line-ups at every show and four performances daily. Line-ups include performers selected from shows all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy, and it's free! Sell-out show 2004-2017... 

Curried Mustard

Curried Mustard

Growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the West with no language, culture, personality, looks or even a clue. 

On Earth As It Is

On Earth As It Is

This tour de farce of satire, parody and general comic mayhem chronicles the exploits of an American in Central and Eastern Europe when humanity first awoke from the deep freeze of communism... 

By the Power of Greyskull

By the Power of Greyskull

I am Winter. Prince of punchlines and defender of gags and the humorous secrets of Castle Greyskull. Fabulous secret comedic powers were revealed to me one night when I held aloft a mighty microphone and said 'by the power of Greyskull! I have the Power!'... 

The Lesbian Whisperer

The Lesbian Whisperer

Lebanese by blood, Australian by birth, European by 2020. After a formidable spell in Berlin, Frank realises that identity is fickle and machismo is bullshit and is no longer defined by words... 

Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll

Darius Davies: The Art of the Troll

'I like trolling big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to troll anyway, you might as well troll big' (Darius Davies). Davies isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments: he shatters myths, he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the troll-maker’s art... 

Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist

Andrew Silverwood: Reformed Terrorist

From his background in left-wing activism, award-winning stand-up and storyteller Andrew Silverwood spent a lot of his teenage years arguing with policemen. This show is about that and about doing shows at county fairs, being rescued from waterslides and explaining Argos to foreigners... 

Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious

Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious

Russell Hicks returns with another free-form explosion that he deems 'necessary medicine' for any artist who is trying too hard to make it. Relax my children, for we have been here along... 

Head Sets

Head Sets

Comedians losing their heads and performing with no bodies! This sell-out show returns with more of the best comedians from the Fringe... all delivering comedy from their floating heads... 

#1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts

#1 Comedy Great Fun Best Show Jez Watts

****1/2 (PerthHappenings.com). **** (TheMusic.com.au). West Australian stand-up comedy veteran Jez Watts has a fresh hour of material, his online search criteria covered and a loop machine... 

Life Coach (Age 14)

Life Coach (Age 14)

A letter from the past, a date with a doomsday survivalist and the start of your dream career. What would you do if you could find out what your teenage self thought of your current life? Life Coach (Age 14) is a show about accepting who we are and what we've done, even the time we accidentally slapped a girl in the face with our man boob... 

Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Funny Happy Stuff presents: Circus Sonas Family Show! A brand-new show from father and son circus performers Martin and Logy. This family-friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will amaze you and magic tricks that will make you go 'wow'! There will be shouting, cheering, and lots and lots of laughing... 

Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke!

Milo McCabe: 1001 Moments With Troy Hawke!

Troy Hawke returns with another riotous hour, navigating the detritus of everyday life and the divine properties of Scrabble values. This year, amongst other things, he tackles overthinking, illuminati on the high street and (literally) a thief in Liverpool... 

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

All the way from Spain, Grumpy Pants is a hilarious show for the whole family. Mr Vita will delight audiences of all ages with his perfectly crafted juggling routines, physical comedy and fork throwing! Grumpy Pants invites the audience into an eccentric and intimate world where everyday objects are brought to life in non-traditional juggling routines... 

Science Magic

Science Magic

Due to overwhelming demand, Science Magic is back with not one, but two shows every day. Treble award-winning comedian Donal Vaughan performs tricks using everyday household objects... 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz is the all-ages, all-action, all-improvised competitive comedy show you don’t want to miss! Two teams compete for your laughs with gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by audience suggestions... 

Twenty Minutes to Nine / Free Fringe

Twenty Minutes to Nine / Free Fringe

Nominated Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe. Life's a party. At some point we all have to leave; some of us just choose when. Through storytelling, live musical soundscapes and spoken word, this is an autobiographical account dealing with loss... 

Revenge of the New World

Revenge of the New World

Our parents are fine. No marginalised struggle or mental trauma. No vulnerable moments of authenticity, perhaps not even a moment of authenticity. Just jokes, pure and simple. We're not trying to make you existentially ponder the human condition, we're trying to make fluids come out your nose... 

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... 

Jon & Nath Like to Party

Jon & Nath Like to Party

Mischievous sketch comedy show from two best friends who can't stand each other – Jon Levene and Nathan Lang. Action-packed sketches, crackling satire, outrageous impressions and very real slapstick – including the hottest Jehovah's Witness act in town... 

The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Show 2018

The Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Show 2018

See a huge selection of this year's big names, stand-out performers and many of the best free acts in Edinburgh at this one-off launch show and party for the 2018 Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival season... 

Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps!

Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps!

The latest Edinburgh Fringe fun from the award-winning and best-selling author Stuart Reid. There's his unusual brand of books, bottoms, boogers and big bottom burps, as Stuart entertains, inspires and engages his audience. 

Defrosted

Defrosted

A big bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (the Spot Bots Mermaid on CBeebies) and Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants off and get snowed on! Join these lovable clowns and the magical freezer for silliness, songs and parodies; the kids save the day... 

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for children and their parents. It is a wonderful and memorable form of entertainment. The show is based on children's participation which makes it very exciting for the kids, as well as for the parents who watch their kids performing magic tricks... 

Absolute Legends

Absolute Legends

From Calum MacInnes, creator of the epic Zero Quest trilogy, comes a brand-new children's show for 2018. An interactive fantasy adventure for the ages. Do battle with fierce monsters, avoid deadly traps and become an absolute legend all before lunchtime... 

Game On 2.0

Game On 2.0

Direct from Australia for kids of all ages – Game On 2.0 is the sequel to the 2015 cult interactive comedy for kids all about video games – Game On! Matty Grey is returning to Gameland to fight his way to freedom through a whole new series of games and pixelated chaos... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

Following more successful shows at festivals worldwide, the popular show returns with a revolving line-up of acts selected from the best comedians, cabaret acts, children's entertainers and street performers at the Fringe to entertain the entire family... 

Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids 3

Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids 3

Superheroes for Kids 3 is the newest version of the hit show. 2018 features some new superheroes and all new surprises. Plus dressing up, silly string, underpants, ping pong balls, laughter and chaos... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

Following more successful shows at festivals worldwide, the popular show returns with a revolving line-up of acts selected from the best comedians, cabaret acts, children's entertainers and street performers at the Fringe to entertain the entire family... 

Andrew Roper – What Is Best in Life?

Andrew Roper – What Is Best in Life?

'What is best in life?' If you know the answer, come to this show. If you don’t... come anyway, there’ll be jokes. Andrew Roper has had three hit superhero-themed shows, and superhero kids shows, but after demand from non-stop compering and guest spots, he’s ditching the cape and returning to full-on stand-up... 

Mr Fizzywigg's Story Factory

Mr Fizzywigg's Story Factory

Come help jolly Mr Fizzywigg create a new story before his beloved factory is shut forever! Using all the tools of the trade, including the giant wheel of silly voices and the massive box of zany hats, Mr Fizzywigg leads his team of intrepid Fizzywiggers to create a new theatrical masterpiece! Your kids provide the plot, characters, dialogue and sound effects in this interactive workshop... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following more sell-out shows at festivals and theatres worldwide, this hit show returns with a changing line-up of various comedians with hilarious material based on sex and relationships! 'Excellent' ***** (Audience review from EdFringe... 

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa is bursting with weird and wonderful stories and facts. Fun for all the family. 

The Puppets' Orchestra and the Children's Ball

The Puppets' Orchestra and the Children's Ball

The magic world of puppets. We open the show with a tale and introduce some of our characters, and the second part of the show is interactive: all participants are encouraged to animate the puppets and play musical instruments. 

You're Never Too Old... Are You? – Free

You're Never Too Old... Are You? – Free

Jim Everett, AKA Jimmy Francis, is relatively new to comedy. A former soldier of over 32 years, always been a fan of comedy, upon retiring in 2013 had the inclination to have a go at stand-up... 

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter If I Want to

It's My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter If I Want to

Isobel Marmion's one woman nervous breakdown, entitled This Is My Funeral and I'll Throw Glitter if I Want To, was a disturbing and joyless foray into a mind no one present wanted to delve into... 

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania

By all accounts Darius Davies has had a few interesting experiences this Fringe. The self-confessed comedy heel is back at the festival with a reworked and much-improved professional wrestling based show... 

Hivemind Presents: Playlight Robbery

Hivemind Presents: Playlight Robbery

Choosing a title from the loose flyers offered up by audience members, Hivemind’s quintet compose two improvised half-an-hour jaunts. In this instance, we are shown a murder-mystery featuring a stolen ruby and a re-imagining of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt... 

Alex White: What in Tarnation?!

Alex White: What in Tarnation?!

In 2017 Alex White has been kicking goals! After a cheeky run through the Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney comedy festivals, this tall drink of water is making his Edinburgh debut! Quirky, sharp, light and tangy observations delivered by a lovable lanky Australian... 

The Stuntman

The Stuntman

Professional idiot Nathan Lang (Pinhead from Neighbours) tells the high-energy, surreal tale of The Stuntman through clowning, characters, physical comedy and real onstage stunts..... 

Michael Legge & Caroline Mabey are Two Stupids

Michael Legge & Caroline Mabey are Two Stupids

Two huge and awful comedic talents, Michael Legge – ‘often copied, never matched' (Time Out) – and Caroline Mabey – 'oddball genius' (Chortle) – fuse together and become this season’s must-have double-act comedy super-group team... 

The Ghosts of Moistly Hollow

The Ghosts of Moistly Hollow

His Lordship has returned home. The ghosts have been waiting (and they've hidden the gin). Welcome to Moistly Hollow, it'll put the willies up you... 

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Jenny Collier: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Jen

Following the success of last year's show, Jenny is returning with a brand-new hour of stand-up comedy. ‘Hilarious’ ***** (EdFestMag.com). ‘Brilliant... Everyone leaves wishing they were her friend’ **** (ArtsAwardVoice... 

Anders Lee Here

Anders Lee Here

American comedian Anders Lee brings his hour of stand-up to Edinburgh. A New Yorker, originally from the Midwest, Lee brings a 'great mix of strong writing and bold stage presence to the table' (Jordan Pilato, Joker of Chicago)... 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! Aaaaah! And We Have the 'A's Covered!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! Aaaaah! And We Have the 'A's Covered!

We love 'A's! 'A's in Alphabetti Spaghetti! 'A's in the Alphabet and the 'A's at the start of something... Something big! Like a programme... Be here at the start of something!  

The Great Comedy Cooking Challenge

The Great Comedy Cooking Challenge

Can’t cook? Imagine having to come up with a three-course meal, completely from scratch, every week for a year. That’s the challenge that faced comedian and culinary incompetent Jay Sodagar... 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate (Free Festival)

Come watch and be part of this interactive, fun mixture of stand-up and interactive comedy debate as a compere and a number of the best comedians from around the Fringe converge in a verbal war of words in an endeavour to find out who is the greatest superhero of them all... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show... 

I Can Make You Tory

I Can Make You Tory

When you see Leo Kearse — and you should — there’s a very good chance it’ll be a four-star experience. Perhaps even five-stars, if he gets a good tailwind from an up-for-it audience and fewer distractions from passing venue staff, for whom having stand-up performed in the backroom appears to be an annoyance... 

Stoph Demetriou - The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Stoph Demetriou - The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Exciting and troubled comedian Stoph Demetriou struggles against his own uselessness to educate the audience on why some people are too useless to realise how useless they are. Meanwhile, his paranoia and confidence have their own ideas... 

Club Sol Party

Club Sol Party

The best holiday of your life! Club Sol will transport you to sunny Spain for an evening of comedy cabaret that you will never forget! Your holiday reps, The Mauve Coats, will present to you a host of guest acts picked from the cream of the Fringe's comic crop as they also deal with the ups and downs of running the Costa's number one holiday resort... 

Taking the Biscuit

Taking the Biscuit

Come and get some free biscuits! Comedy for people who like a laugh! Taking The Biscuit is packed full of curveball one-liners, pin point accents and big musical punches.  

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

All the way from Spain, Grumpy Pants is a hilarious show for the whole family. Mr Vita will delight audiences of all ages with his perfectly crafted juggling routines, physical comedy and fork throwing! Grumpy Pants invites the audience into an eccentric and intimate world where everyday objects are brought to life in non-traditional juggling routines and the fourth wall is broken from beginning to end; the audience being part of the show from the moment they enter... 

Nazi Jihadi

Nazi Jihadi

A German Muslim who grew up in Syria, South Africa and Pakistan. Toby Arsalan is basically all the bad guys from all the Die Hard movies squeezed into one. This show is Toby's attempt to find his place in this topsy-turvy world (spoiler alert: the place was within him all along!)... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe... With different line-ups every show, and three performances daily. It's the very best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out 2004-2016 – back in Edinburgh for its 14th year! 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of the Fringe)... 

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Free Comedy Selection

See the very best comedians at the Fringe, alongside some of the UK's hottest new talent and Edinburgh Fringe newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. Back for its 14th year in Edinburgh! There's a different line-up every night, with guests from all around the Fringe... 

That's You Now If You Wanna Take Your Wee Card Out!

That's You Now If You Wanna Take Your Wee Card Out!

People watching is bloody brilliant, isn't it? Let's take a good look at those spectacular nobodies, anybodies and busybodies. From cashiers to yoga mums, from old biddies at a wake to those chatty hairdressers – That's You Now If You Wanna Take Your Wee Card Out is a display of everyday humor that we all can relate to... 

Inheritance

Inheritance

What do you do when a friend asks you to marry his mum to get out of inheritance tax? A new stand-up show from award-winning comic Ben Clover on what we get from our parents and what we pass on... 

Smug Roberts: Just Me

Smug Roberts: Just Me

Over 20 years as a wishful thinking stand-up comedian left me fat, broke and on me own in a two bed flat above a beauty salon. 'A comedy maestro' (City Live). 'A master storyteller' (Radio Times). 

How Not to Pull: Confessions of a Trainee Pickup Artist – Free

How Not to Pull: Confessions of a Trainee Pickup Artist – Free

Ian was as attractive to women as a drunk rhino so Channel 4 television handed him over to seduction "gurus" who taught him techniques to find love. 

Sagar Mega Drive

Sagar Mega Drive

Sagar Mega Drive is Fiona Sagar's return to Edinburgh following her 2016 Funny Women Award nominated show Entitled. Plug in for hilarity and set your mode to multi-player with this fresh character based show with this 'talented impressionist' **** (FringeBiscuit... 

Ultimate Comedy Championship

Ultimate Comedy Championship

The comedic equivalent of a no-holds-barred cage fight. Expect trash talking, grudge matches, joke-offs, fighting names, post bout interviews for winners and losers, and comics going toe-to-toe, armed with their best material... 

Russell Hicks: The Brain is in the Heart

Russell Hicks: The Brain is in the Heart

70% improvisation, 30% stories about illicit drug use and Christian scientists. All heart. With more characters than a Pynchon novel pouring out of the head of Russell Hicks, this show promises to be one hell of a trip. 

Milo McCabe: The Talented Mr Hawke

Milo McCabe: The Talented Mr Hawke

Poundland’s plastic communism, the nefarious get rich quick allure of the bingo, the empty capitalistic promise of Waitrose and more come under the inscrutable eye of the Hawke! As well as performing at all leading UK comedy venues, the world according to Troy has been spreading frenziedly on the internet and he even has his own series on the Beano channel – whacko! 'Undeniably funny’ **** (Chortle... 

Clan Mucmor Family Circus Show

Clan Mucmor Family Circus Show

The Clan Mucmor Family Circus Show. Martin and Logy are a father and son circus act from Ireland. Come and see feats of skill and dexterity that will thrill and entertain you. Suitable for the entire family. 

Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps!

Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps!

Award-winning author Stuart Reid will be sharing his books, including his latest release Gorgeous George and His Stupid Stinky Stories, and the audience will be expected to bring their own boogers and bottom burps – strictly no sharing! Stuart has performed at over 1,000 schools, libraries and book festivals throughout the UK and worldwide, inspiring children to learn to love reading with his yucky brand of schoolboy stupidity, enthusiasm, excitement and, whisper it, education (but you won't even notice). 

Funny Cluckers – Afternoon Show – Free

Funny Cluckers – Afternoon Show – Free

One of the least thought out shows on the Fringe, possibly featuring: alternative facts corner, fake news correspondents, pest of the fest and live guests. Cockmungusly not suitable for the family. 

Stephen Bailey: Can't Think Straight

Stephen Bailey: Can't Think Straight

Following his sell-out debut tour and appearances on ITV’s Safeword, Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and W’s Celebrity Advice Bureau, everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record) returns with another of his infamous gossips... 

Magic Travel With Hello Potter and Uno

Magic Travel With Hello Potter and Uno

Do you want to watch the best family show? You have to come and see this! Magic, balloon twisting, hand shadows, comedy... All that and much more in Magic Travel with performers Hello Potter and Uno... 

A Struggle: Work in Progress / Free Festival

A Struggle: Work in Progress / Free Festival

What happens when we struggle to do anything? A series of in-development clown and theatre pieces. Themes will include difficulty, struggle, Ludwig Wittgenstein and snakes.  

Alcohol is Good for You Too

Alcohol is Good for You Too

Nominated for Best Comedy 2016 by Fringe World, with 23 sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Aussie lad Sam has been crushing stand-up as of late, in Australia and abroad. So come join Sam for a drink and an hour of non-stop inebriated laughter... 

The Family Friendly(ish) Stand-Up Show

The Family Friendly(ish) Stand-Up Show

Two world travelled comedians, Dylan Gott (Canada) and Radu Isac (Romania), perform an hour of sort of clean comedy. This show is fit for the whole family, as long as your family are all over 16... 

The Ayahuasca Diaries

The Ayahuasca Diaries

Shrink and award-winning comedian Benji Waterstones heads to Peru in search of ayahuasca, a healing hallucinogenic so strong that just one dose has been likened to 15 years of therapy... 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Now in it's 15th year, ComedySportz UK is the fast-paced improv show where two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. The players create quick-witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them in a show that’s fast, feel-good and fun for the whole family! With a referee on hand to keep it clean, this all-ages, all-improvised, all-action show is a real crowd-pleaser... 

Aside Effect

Aside Effect

Aside Effect. A stand-up comedy show about a man (Winter Foenander) who finds himself in a perpetual state of madness; as he attempts to retrace his steps back to humanity. 

Jem Brookes: Pull Yourself Together

Jem Brookes: Pull Yourself Together

Last year I was experiencing some of the worst depression I have had in over 20 years, so much so that I didn't come to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in seven years. Now, I'm back with a show that looks at a lifetime dealing with this illness, its causes and effects on my life, and how to cope with it... 

Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés? – Free

Marcus Ryan – ¿Hablas Inglés? – Free

One man. One beard. One backpack. One-way ticket. No idea! An epic journey of sex, crime, drugs, Latinos, free wifi and toilet paper. ‘¿Hablas Inglés?’ award-nominated (shortlisted Best Comedy Perth 2017) follows the adventures and hilarious mishaps of a vagabond comedian performing stand-up comedy to survive in countries that never had it before... 

Fresh Prince of Comedy

Fresh Prince of Comedy

With sold out shows internationally and abroad: this comic has mastered blending stand-up, improvisation and talking to the crowd. So, come spend an hour with a guaranteed star in the making and arguably one of the funniest stoners in Australia... 

For Godley's Sake!

For Godley's Sake!

‘Godmother of Scottish comedy’ (Scotsman), Janey Godley, brings another free show to the Edinburgh Fringe. Consistently five star reviewed every year. Do not miss her honest, brazen and outspoken comedy at The Three Sisters... 

Day Dream

Day Dream

From two former students of Philippe Gaulier. An old woman, her husband and their memories. This play is about the re-examination of every casual, small and important moment... In the show, we use clowning, mask, drama and comedy... 

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... 

Slug

Slug

Otherworldly Dave Green does a stand-up comedy show. It’s about death, robots, alienation and slugs. Dave’s unique brand of stand-up combines a type of paranoid stream of consciousness with tightly written gags... 

Dan & Jamie Work On Progress

Dan & Jamie Work On Progress

Daniel Audritt (BBC Radio 4 and Channel 5) and Jamie Oliphant (ITV2's TVOD and BBC New Comedian) bring an hour of stand-up to the Free Fringe's most popular venue – the Free Sisters, Cowgate (in the Marquee). 

The Rule of Threes

The Rule of Threes

Daniel Audritt (hilarious stand-up and internationally acclaimed director; Amused Moose Finalist) Tamar Broadbent (hilarious world-touring stand-up and musical comedian; Amused Moose Finalist) and chubby American Sid Singh (deeply insecure writer of this bio, no idea what Amused Moose is) are joining forces to give the only show of the Fringe that combines the best of stand-up, improv, musical comedy and more... 

Jon and Nath Like to Party

Jon and Nath Like to Party

Fresh from a sell-out Brighton Fringe run, a mischievous new sketch comedy show from best friends who can't stand each other – Jon Levene and Nathan Lang. Action-packed sketch, crackling satire, outrageous impressions and hardcore physical comedy – including the hottest (and possibly only) Jehovah's Witness act in town... 

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Nathan Cassidy: The Man in the Arena

Malcolm Hardee Award nominee and Buxton Fringe Best Show winner (and triple nominee) explores bravery in a volatile world. No gimmicks, no f*cking about, no prisoners. As Roosevelt said: ‘it’s not the critic who counts, it’s the man in the arena’... 

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle, exploring new cultures, traveling light and relying on booze to socialise. Every show brings these two groups together with globe-trotting comedians and international comics visiting from countries like Singapore, Estonia and Nigeria... 

Jellybean: When Will I Be Famous?

Jellybean: When Will I Be Famous?

Come join Jellybean, the biggest kid in the world, as he tries his hardest to get famous. The craziest kids' entertainer will have you in stitches as you help him gain worldwide attention... 

Aaaaaaaargh! It's the Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Night!

Aaaaaaaargh! It's the Big Free Fringe Festival Launch Night!

Be there at the launch of the massive 2017 Free Fringe Festival! See an almighty selection of performers! Mingle with the acts and VIP guests! Meet our mad Chicken mascot in person! Comedy! Theatre! Cabaret! Music and More! Limited free tickets available... 

Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc

Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc

This interactive show has dance, hip hop, rhythms, spoken word and poetry with a mixture of the old and the new woven together for fun, family entertainment. Explore the sounds and rhythms of well-known poetry in a modern context... 

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa is an explosion of music, dance and stories all captured in one show. It's fun for all the family. 

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show

Mr Danger is a real-life damaged former daredevil who learnt his lesson the hard way. That lesson being: don’t try to jump a motorcycle over 20 double decker buses with a bag on your head... 

Science Magic

Science Magic

After a hugely successful run last year, Science Magic is back at the Edinburgh Fringe. Join triple award-winning comedian and scientist Dónal Vaughan as he shows you amazing science tricks using everyday items... 

Worst Birthday Ever!

Worst Birthday Ever!

Poor Lewis just wanted to enjoy a happy birthday, but things just went from bad to worse. Dave and other friends will do their best to cheer him up, with songs, games and lots of fun... 

Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids 2

Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids 2

Superheroes for Kids is a silly celebration of comic book superheroes. Last year's show was a super success, this year has some new surprises in store. Games, quizzes, songs and spectacular super nonsense... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

With comedy, cabaret and fun for all the family to enjoy, the Huggers show returns to Edinburgh. Each show has enough variety to entertain all ages and involves performers selected from the best comedians, cabaret performers, children’s entertainers and street performers around the Fringe... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

The hugely popular show at comedy festivals and theatres worldwide returns for its 10th anniversary year. A changing line-up of the best comedians from around the fringe converge to regale you with hilarious tales and jokes about that most noble of all pastimes – shagging... 

An Act of Godley: Janey Godley

An Act of Godley: Janey Godley

A status as Fringe favourite and a viral stint for her infamous “Trump is a cunt” sign at the businessman’s visit to the Trump Turnberry golf resort mean that Janey Godley’s reputation definitely precedes her... 

Giacinto Palmieri: Nietzsche, Women and I

Giacinto Palmieri: Nietzsche, Women and I

Italian comic Giacinto Palmieri, in this hour of comedy, tries to draw comparisons between himself and renowned misogynist and philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche in their approach to us womenfolk as romantic prospects... 

The Girl with the Hurricane Hands (and Other Short Tales of Woe)

The Girl with the Hurricane Hands (and Other Short Tales of Woe)

Each of the short – but far from woeful – tales in this half-hour collection (from Bristol University and National Youth Theatre) have concepts that could be summed up in one line: a girl whose eyes are celestial telescopes; a boy who turns out to be a humanoid tea-bag; another boy who is half-sofa... 

Künt and the Gang – The Final Küntdown

Künt and the Gang – The Final Küntdown

Come and wave me off. Künt and the Gang's last ever Fringe show, though I'll probably just be back cap in hand in a couple of years when I'm skint and whatever I do next fails. 

Künt and the Gang – It's a Bit Early for Künt and the Gang

Künt and the Gang – It's a Bit Early for Künt and the Gang

Two early evenings only. An hour of Künt's best, wrongest and new comedy songs.  

Death and the Data Processor

Death and the Data Processor

The Cock and Bull’s Death And The Data Processor follows the adventures of office worker Ian, whose murders of two co-workers lead him into the strange world of Harton, a community where criminals regret their crimes and want to start anew... 

Michael and Roper: Three's a Crowd, Four's an Audience

Michael and Roper: Three's a Crowd, Four's an Audience

What are a couple of self-deprecating, twenty-something stand-up comediennes to do at the Fringe, if not perform a stand-up act in two halves, in a rather shockingly intimate karaoke booth? That’s precisely what Charlotte Michael and Lucy Roper deliver in this just-shy-of-an-hour set, unequally divided between the two flatmates and colleagues, in Three’s a Crowd, Four’s an Audience... 

Battle of the Supervillains: The Great Supervillain Debate

Battle of the Supervillains: The Great Supervillain Debate

Why should the superheroes have all the fun and the glory? In this version of the Battle of the Superheroes show, a variety of comedians step up to make the case for the greatest supervillain... 

Mixtape

Mixtape

This is a pleasant little show which deserves a bigger audience. Mixtape is billed as a “cross between a live gig and a lunchtime music club”, and it delivers on this well. Sophie Grant shifts between a different theme for her songs every couple of days – I got Living in the City (inspired by the Stevie Wonder track) – and she plays a range of music around said theme... 

Stephen Carlin: TV Comeback Special

Stephen Carlin: TV Comeback Special

When Stephen Carlin was named by Stewart Lee as one of the ‘Ten Best Comedians in The World Ever’ in 2008, he wasn’t exactly a household name. Now, however — well, okay, he’s still hasn’t found the fame he deserves; his brand of deadpan wit is well overdue widespread recognition... 

The Rat Pack Presents...

The Rat Pack Presents...

From the team behind Edinburgh Fringe hit and West End sell-out show The Rat Pack Stand-up Comedy, a series of distinct and inspiring performances from top comedians – a brand new line-up every day in the beautiful Cabaret Voltaire main room... 

Rayguns Look Real Enough in Space... Man

Rayguns Look Real Enough in Space... Man

Having assembled a crack team of musical legends from across the globe, notorious rock stars Rayguns Look Real Enough are now heading into space to bring home the Best Band in the Universe trophy... 

Matthew Giffen, Cocaine and Potatoes

Matthew Giffen, Cocaine and Potatoes

A Colombian/Irish/Englishman takes on identity, the world and why you have to try a Japanese toilet. An upbringing on a staple diet of cocaine and potatoes will take its toll, come and see what you end up with... 

Darius Davies – Road to Wrestlemania

Darius Davies – Road to Wrestlemania

I remember the World Wrestling Federation Attitude Era well. In fact I’m still getting over the moment The Rock besmirched William Regal at thanksgiving in 2000. It was a golden age when wrestling was in-your-face and packed with big characters putting their bodies on the line in the name of entertainment... 

Chris Henry: Chris' World

Chris Henry: Chris' World

Chris Henry is a frantic comic. He bounces around the stage like pinball that’s taken a lot of MDMA. Occasionally he giggles manically before launching into his next comedy rant or tale of ineptitude and judgmental friends... 

Ashley Storrie and Other Erotica

Ashley Storrie and Other Erotica

“I don’t want your opinions printed,” Ashley Storrie says to any potential reviewers in the audience. It’s pretty daunting to be addressed directly by the act, particularly as I’ve already committed to writing this... 

Redmond, Cook and Bagshaw: The Smooth Hour

Redmond, Cook and Bagshaw: The Smooth Hour

So Kayne West walks into a bar, the Three Sisters! And he sees Scott Redmond, Nick Bagshaw and Adam Cook, plus special guests, serving up some next level comedy realness! Scott Redmond is a precocious talent... 

Nathan Cassidy: 42

Nathan Cassidy: 42

Nathan Cassidy offers comedy fare that fits right in at the Fringe, a mixture of social observation, wordplay, ranting and anecdotal amusement. Depending on how you react to explicit language and David-Cameron-and-a-pig jokes at 7... 

All of the Things

All of the Things

Join Gaulier graduates Georgia Murphy and Evie Fehilly for an hour of surreal comic madness. Using their unique blend of clown and absurd sketch, these ladies will blast through all of the things you secretly want to say and do... 

Clare Harrison: Budget J-Lo

Clare Harrison: Budget J-Lo

This year, your favourite USA life coach Andrea Love is back with more misheard lyrics and party blowies for you. She will make you feel amazing and golden with her positive party vibe... 

Running-a-Mock Presents: Facebook Official

Running-a-Mock Presents: Facebook Official

King’s College London’s improv team is looking for new friends. We’re doing long-form improvised comedy based on one brave audience member’s Facebook page, so show us your 2009 status updates and we’ll show you a good time... 

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Learn stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation performance in a Fringe show. Over the two days you will cover: where material comes from and how to make routines of your own continuously; how to write material; practical writing exercises; learning how professional comics deconstruct comedy by watching and discussing current comedians; editing and performing material you have written; microphone and performance technique; how the industry works... 

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

A revolving line-up of great and varied comedians come together in a number of show heats to argue and decide who is the greatest superhero, with the semi-finals and a Grand Final later on in the run... 

Best Of Teknicolour Smoof (With Roger Swift)

Best Of Teknicolour Smoof (With Roger Swift)

Shropshire's independent comedy club finally comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe featuring six great comedians with a different line-up every night but always headlined by Telford's own award-winning prop comedy pun-meister Roger Swift with his own very unique brand of prop based pun comedy... 

Sean Cannon: The Idiot

Sean Cannon: The Idiot

Sean Cannon brings 40 minutes of work in progress stand-up to the Fringe. His best friend has just got married, had a baby and bought a house. Sean is hawking jokes round Edinburgh to anyone who will listen... 

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free

Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a selection of four different comics daily. The 99 Club has been awarded Best London Club at the Chortle Awards for the last six years and in 2015 was also awarded Best UK comedy club... 

Panicky Tack

Panicky Tack

Panicky Tack bring you musical comedy, but not as you (or they) know it. All of the songs are craftily created on the spot! The two-piece London band bring their mind-blowing, side-splitting, toe-tapping show to Edinburgh for the first time... 

Sameer Khan: At the Zoo

Sameer Khan: At the Zoo

Tired of watching middle-class white males try to be funny? Come watch a middle-class brown male (who grew up in a white society) try to be funny! Sameer Khan, an American living in Cambridge, provides his hilarious take on the British, race, society and little things you never noticed... 

Hate 'n' Live

Hate 'n' Live

The smash-hit show returns for a third year, with top TV comedians – aka the Gladi-Haters – improvising rants on topics suggested by the audience. By turns raucous and surreal, this show has the audience on the edge of their seat as the comedians try to walk the line... 

Just Jokes

Just Jokes

A daily showcase of the finest stand-up at the Fringe. Featuring award-winning comedians, TV names and festival favourites. Previous acts featured on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, Live at the BBC and many more... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two performances every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 13th year... 

Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest – Free

Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest – Free

Four top quality foul-mouthed acts, hand-plucked from around the festival. For the poultry sum of a bucket contribution on eggsit. Guaranteed to be clucking funny. 

Adele and Tom's First Birthday Party!

Adele and Tom's First Birthday Party!

Adele Cliff and Tom Mayhew are hosting a joint party and don't want to be alone. Join them and a different special guest each day. Expect jokes, hats and games. All the fun of a children's party, with none of the children... 

Jen Carnovale Wronger Than You

Jen Carnovale Wronger Than You

Jen has had a year of ups or downs: she was locked in a shop, reprimanded at 35,000 feet and thought having a life plan of trying all the biscuits was OK. Wronger Than You explores perspective... 

Daniel Audritt and Sean Cannon: Breaking the Mould

Daniel Audritt and Sean Cannon: Breaking the Mould

Daniel Audritt, 'A winning wit' (Bruce Dessau), and Sean Cannon, 'A solid newcomer... smart lines and a likeable presence' (Chortle.co.uk), present an hour of stand-up comedy. If you feel the comedy world is crying out for two more straight white male comedians in their twenties banging on about their imagined problems, this is the show for you... 

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? 

Russell Hicks: Deadliner

Russell Hicks: Deadliner

Dead'liner' n. 1. Closing act from the Bizarro Universe. 2. One who exists within the parameters of their own self-made regiment. 3. A hero of the moment. Adj. last, final, absolute >SYNS outlaw, bankrobber, mercenary for truth >ANTS headliner 

Woop Woop It's Da Sound of That Pauly

Woop Woop It's Da Sound of That Pauly

Master of the slow burn. Northern Irish comedy person Paul McDaniel returns for another hour of being quite good. 'An inexplicable delight' (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A brilliant comedy voice’ (Bruce Morton). 

Green Bananas

Green Bananas

Showcasing today’s freshest comedians, destined to be on your shelves tomorrow. Compere monkeys Benji Waterstones, 'Absolutely brilliant' (Kate Copstick), and Sean Cannon, 'Solid newcomer' (Chortle... 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK is the North West’s top improvised comedy troupe. Two teams of comedians compete for your laughs in this fast paced, all ages, all improvised show now going into its 15th year... 

Mark of Stupidity Two: Even Stupider

Mark of Stupidity Two: Even Stupider

He's back with an even bigger, sillier show than last year. Mixing stand-up, ventriloquism and music, watch a grown man behave incredibly stupidly! 'Marvel at a ventriloquist with a truly unique talent... 

Crack in Progress by Lucy Pearman

Crack in Progress by Lucy Pearman

There's an egg here to find other eggs and see if they're OK? 30 minutes of relaxing nonsense. For anyone aged 16-99 that ever had a little crack. By Lucy Pearman (LetLuce, Weirdos, The Bill)... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Science Magic

Science Magic

Join multi award-winning comedian and scientist Dónal Vaughan as he shows you amazing science tricks using everyday items. And the best part? You can do all the tricks too! Become a science wizard and amaze your family and friends... 

Sarah & Saskia with Comedy Chums

Sarah & Saskia with Comedy Chums

A fun-packed hour of stand-up where Saskia Preston and Sarah Iles bring along their comedy chums to have you laughing your bellies off. Saskia and Sarah haven’t been able to avoid making such great stand-up friends during their time as comedians and feel it would only be selfish to not share with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe people... 

Alcohol is Good for You

Alcohol is Good for You

Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016. This Australian comedian has been crushing stand-up as of late. So, come join Sam for a drink and an hour of non-stop inebriated laughter. 

Roulston & Young: Songs for Lovers (And Other Idiots)

Roulston & Young: Songs for Lovers (And Other Idiots)

Smart, funny, original songs from Michael Roulston and Sarah-Louise Young, creators of Cabaret Whore, Julie Madly Deeply and Songs for Cynics. Described as 'A Flanders and Swann for the 21st century' (Stage), they have headlined around the world, including Crazy Coqs in London and the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival... 

Gagster's Paradise

Gagster's Paradise

Welcome to Gagster's Paradise, a showcase of four new comedians. The four stand-ups are... Anthony Wright, a dark (both figuratively and literally) one-liner comedian, a throwback to music hall with suits as sharp as his wit... 

Bubble Show for Adults Only

Bubble Show for Adults Only

The Bubble Show your mother warned you about is here! Clothes and bubbles will fly in this cabaret styled story filled with beautiful bubble creations, stripping, slapping, stick fighting, foam burlesque, acrobatics, contact juggling and bubbles that are absolutely not for children... 

Late Night Laughs at Lunch

Late Night Laughs at Lunch

Sam Kissajukian (really funny prick), Jen Carnovale (crackin' lass), and Kyle Legacy (what) bring you the funniest acts from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a hysterical lunchtime showcase... 

Not Trying to Be a Dick

Not Trying to Be a Dick

Daniel Muggleton makes his Edinburgh debut, having performed comedy at festivals around Australia, New York and Berlin. Come watch Not Trying to Be a Dick, as part of the Free Fringe. 

Defrosted

Defrosted

STV's Best Children's Shows, Edinburgh 2015. A big, bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (Bubbles the Spot Bots Mermaid, CBeebies) and Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants off and get snowed on! Join these lovable clowns and the magical freezer for slapstick, songs and hilarious parodies... 

Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety

Award-winning comedians Benji Waterstones 'Distinctive worldview’ (Steve Bennett) and Jake Baker ‘Imaginative and original' (Kate Copstick), explore amongst other things: their neuroses, befriending Utterly Butterly customer services and using a Harry Potter book as a murder weapon. 

Sarah Laing Sings the Music of Doris Day

Sarah Laing Sings the Music of Doris Day

Doris Day is one of the most loved singers and actresses of the 1950s and 60s. Over her career she appeared in thirty-nine films, released twenty-nine studio albums and starred in her own television show... 

Beautiful Ducks

Beautiful Ducks

Beautiful Ducks is a comedy show loosely based on the infamous book of the same name by renowned duck fancier Liz Wright. The show will be a journey paved with attempts towards a more mindful existence... 

Robom and Goremorrah

Robom and Goremorrah

The two most award-winningest comedians at the Fringe ever (probably) being really funny in a tent for free (bring money). What more do you want? 'A class act' (Chortle.co.uk, Sam)... 

Ian Fox – Pictures of Things That Make Me Laugh – Free

Ian Fox – Pictures of Things That Make Me Laugh – Free

A comedy show with pictures, and probably not what Fox Talbot had in mind. **** (Comedy.co.uk). **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'Charming, witty and most importantly quite original' **** (BroadwayBaby... 

Vis a Vis

Vis a Vis

Why can't they make delicious vegetables? Would a slide be better than my stairs? Who invented the zip? When can I take a bath with a dolphin? Why is water so wet? Why can't I have a baby octopus for Christmas? Who decided we had to have five fingers? Vis a Vis is a comedy sketch show that asks the important questions, and waits patiently for the answers. 

Big Silly Mash-Up!

Big Silly Mash-Up!

Returning to a bigger room after last year's sell-outs, MC Andy Stedman hosts a mash-up of some of the top comedians at the Fringe together with up-and-coming newer faces. Plus, a silly game with a real prize! Each night there will be four hilarious handpicked comedians for your enjoyment each doing short sharp sets – try saying that when you're drunk! Resident host is of course guitar-slinging Andy Stedman, whose friendly and inclusive style will ensure there's a party atmosphere... 

Andrew Roper – Superheroes for Kids

Andrew Roper – Superheroes for Kids

It’s the kids’ turn for some superhero fun. After the success of Superhero Secret Origins there’s now an interactive family fun comedy show that loves superheroes! Bring your capes! The adult version, Superhero Secret Origins, is all about the history of comic book heroes... 

The Clan Mucmor Family Fun Show

The Clan Mucmor Family Fun Show

The Clan Mucmor Family Fun Show is family fun for all the family. This show is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. 

Bubble Show With Milkshake and Dr Bubble

Bubble Show With Milkshake and Dr Bubble

Come see every bubble trick imaginable. Big, small and sculpted bubbles, the bubble carousel, the square bubble, smoke bubbles, caterpillar bubbles, tightrope bubbles, the bubble blizzard, bubbles in bubbles and children in bubbles... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

The hugely enjoyable and popular show returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its sixth successive year. With a revolving line-up of the best family-friendly comedians, magicians, street performers, storytellers, musical theatre and cabaret acts, Huggers is a fun variety showcase for all the family to enjoy together... 

Defrosted

Defrosted

STV's Best Children's Shows, Edinburgh 2015. A big, bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (Bubbles the Spot Bots Mermaid, CBeebies) and Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants off and get snowed on! Join these lovable clowns and the magical freezer for slapstick, songs and hilarious parodies... 

Huggers (Free Festival)

Huggers (Free Festival)

The hugely enjoyable and popular show returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for its sixth successive year. With a revolving line-up of the best family-friendly comedians, magicians, street performers, storytellers, musical theatre and cabaret acts, Huggers is a fun variety showcase for all the family to enjoy together... 

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Shaggers (Free Festival)

Following sell-out shows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin, Singapore, Germany and all over the UK, the hugely popular and hilarious show returns for its ninth successive year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Balloonatics

Balloonatics

High energy chaos, with balloons and lots of laughs for the whole family. This show is only for people who like being silly and love balloons.  

Africa – Weird and Wonderful Facts, Rhythm and Stories

Africa – Weird and Wonderful Facts, Rhythm and Stories

Africa is bursting with vibrant cultures, interesting people and weird and wonderful facts. This show is an exploration of hidden Africa which is both fun and educational. Children and grown-ups alike will be able to lose themselves in this fun-filled hour of learning the other side of the story, or what the media doesn't tell you about Africa... 

Nicole Henriksen – Honeycomb Badgers on Acid

Nicole Henriksen – Honeycomb Badgers on Acid

Nicole Henriksen defies categorisation. As her seemingly inexplicable show title suggests, she is her own breed of miscellaneous “high-energy-hot-mess-alt-comedy-variety-show comic” (in her own words), who leaps across her intimate stage with the high-octane vigour and excitement of a child in a candy shop – and we are the sweeties... 

Confessions of a Peculiar Mind

Confessions of a Peculiar Mind

The most disappointing revelation of Jimmy Bird’s stand-up routine is that the title is more than a little bit misleading. There isn’t anything particularly peculiar about his mind at all... 

Henry Ginsberg – 28 Years Later

Henry Ginsberg – 28 Years Later

Henry Ginsberg is a true outsider; never popular enough to be accepted into the mainstream, but never quite anti-establishment enough to be accepted into any 'alternative' tribes. This lack of identity, along with his unrelenting bitterness, forms the basis for his debut hour – one that is delivered with an openness and brutal honesty rarely explored by comics... 

Chris Martin: This Show has a Soundtrack

Chris Martin: This Show has a Soundtrack

Chris Martin is trying something a little different this year by having his show underpinned with a musical soundtrack. One wonders why as after it’s mentioned at the beginning, it's isn’t really utilised in any interesting ways... 

Violence of the Lambs

Violence of the Lambs

Last year Chris Davis performed brilliantly in Drunk Lion and garnered great reviews. This year he’s back with two solo shows - Bortle 8 and Violence of the Lambs. The latter of which, sadly doesn’t hit quite as well as Drunk Lion... 

Niamh Marron – Stand Up Chameleon

Niamh Marron – Stand Up Chameleon

Effervescent comic and sometime Irish TV face Niamh Marron delivers an unpolished and often forced hour of fairly standard comedy material with occasional witty zingers being the only bits that lift the show... 

Bob Blackman's Tray

Bob Blackman's Tray

A show by 'the funniest men in Newcastle-under-Lyme', featuring comedy and variety. 'Unfashionably dressed' (Skinny). 'Very northern' (Kate Copstick). 'The funniest men in Newcastle-under-Lyme' (Stoke Sentinel). 

Alice Fraser: Savage

Alice Fraser: Savage

Alice Fraser’s kindness immediately hits you like a warm hug: as her audience filter in she’s chatting, pointing out the air conditioning (a small fan that she’s bought herself) and offering up the backstage bathrooms... 

Magners Comedy Festival Winner – Jim Brewsky

Magners Comedy Festival Winner – Jim Brewsky

The Big V comedy competition is the search for a new star across Asia, sponsored by Magners cider. The search is over and Matthew Giffen is here to present the winner, Jim Brewsky. 

Liam Williams: Bonfire Night

Liam Williams: Bonfire Night

Hench-souled Pilsner socialist talks career, climate, breakup and the 1%. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2014. Best Newcomer nominee 2013. ‘Number one comedy show of 2014’ ***** (Guardian)... 

Battle of the Supervillains

Battle of the Supervillains

Following the huge worldwide success of the Battle of the Superheroes shows, it's time for comedians to slug it out to decide who's the greatest supervillain! And in true villainous fashion, the winner of this dastardly contest will book themselves a place in the Grand Final among the heat winners of the Superheroes show! ‘A super fun night’ **** (Adelaide Fringe 2015). 

Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl

Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl

From the man behind New York’s burlesque revival in the mid-90s and the iconic Slipper Room, and the couple who operated the legendary illegal speakeasy The Blushing Diamond, brought cabaret to China, and performed the first burlesque shows in a Muslim country… comes their sexiest, funniest, and most daring show yet! Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl is a two-person variety show that tells the real-life story of the couple who took on the Communists and beat the odds to open China’s first burlesque nightclub in Shanghai... 

Oddity

Oddity

StudioSpace Bristol didn’t set out to make great art - they just want to make you laugh. Their original comedy Oddity shows three seriously under-prepared astronauts set out on a mission through space... 

Music for Dogs

Music for Dogs

Written by Ireland Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan, Music for Dogs is a story of survival, set during Ireland’s Celtic Tiger years, and takes place on Dublin’s Burrow beach. By turns funny and poignant, it tells the story of Jane MacDonald and how she made the fortune she is leaving to her estranged brother and sister... 

Defrosted

Defrosted

Just when you thought Disney’s Frozen couldn’t be any more ubiquitous than it already is. Having inspired countless YouTube covers and branding itself on every possible form of children’s merchandise, Once Upon a Parachute descends with a two-person children’s comedy which seems to exist for no other purpose than to react to Frozen songs and characters in a funny way... 

Barbed

Barbed

A cosmic pile-on of free-thinking radicals from Northern Ireland present a smorgasbord of performance art, improvised music, comedy and spoken word, reeking of trusting, spontaneous, interactive improvisation... 

Nathan Cassidy: Back to the Future III

Nathan Cassidy: Back to the Future III

Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee with the final part of this year's solo show trilogy. What happens when you run out of ideas? You wear a cowboy hat, put on a silly voice and repeat the old sh*t... 

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

Edinburgh 2013/14 sell-out hit and Time Out Critics’ Choice 2014 returns for a limited run. Top stand-ups all on stage for the whole show, this year with bigger names, bigger band and big Vegas dreams! 'Classy stand-up show... 

Guerilla Aspies – Become Autistic or Aspergers with Paul Wady?

Guerilla Aspies – Become Autistic or Aspergers with Paul Wady?

Become autistic. National Autistic Society training presenter, film maker, advocate and author of Guerrilla Aspies, The Neurotypical Society Infiltration Manual, invites you to embrace the new normal... 

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe

A compilation of comedic talent from across the Fringe, two shows a day, and all for free – the Laughing Horse Free Pick of the Fringe showcases some of the best comedic talent the festival has to offer... 

Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band

Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band

Mike Wozniak's probably best known for playing moustachioed misfit Brian in Channel 4's sitcom Man Down. In One Man Dad Cat Band, he adopts the pose of a shouty misanthrope and frustration personified... 

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

Edinburgh 2013/14 sell-out hit and Time Out Critics’ Choice 2014 returns for a limited run. Top stand-ups all on stage for the whole show, this year with bigger names, bigger band and big Vegas dreams! 'Classy stand-up show... 

Upstairs Downton – The Improvised Episode

Upstairs Downton – The Improvised Episode

Upstairs Downton – The Improvised Episode opens with the ordinarily subdued theme tune to ITV's massively popular period drama, Downton Abbey, played on kazoos and a recorder. It's an appropriately irreverent rendition which sets the scene for what's to come: an affectionate parody, and mash up, of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs (the former's less-celebrated, BBC-produced predecessor)... 

Nathan Cassidy: Back to the Future

Nathan Cassidy: Back to the Future

For me, beginning any show with Huey Lewis And The News is a good omen, particularly when their hit single The Power of Love featured prominently in the eponymous sci-fi trilogy soundtrack... 

Battle of the Superheroes

Battle of the Superheroes

A number of great and varied British and international comedians from around the Fringe come together in a mixture of stand-up comedy and interaction to decide who is the greatest superhero... 

Cozy

Cozy

Colin and Yozy are an international duo melding together music and dance. Colin, a Canadian musician who has come to the UK from Japan, will be using a loop pedal to combine beat boxing, guitar and singing to create upbeat catchy tunes... 

ABC of Musical Comedy – Luc Valvona – Free Show!

ABC of Musical Comedy – Luc Valvona – Free Show!

Luc Valvona returns to the Fringe with his third full show, featuring multiple instruments and musical technology, and this time his stand-up and funny songs will be based on all the letters of the alphabet! Songs range in style and subject matter, such as financial revolution, Samuel L Jackson and the inevitable zombie apocalypse... 

Huggers

Huggers

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together... 

Paris Communal Shower

Paris Communal Shower

This show is like a cake, not a cake made by hand, but by a second hand cake maker that was bought at a car boot sale in Bognor Regis from a man with brown hair and a lisp. Luckily there are no s's in cake maker... 

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, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 12th year... 

Brennan Reece: Marvel

Brennan Reece: Marvel

Everyone always speaks in the third person doing these things. BBC New Comedy Award finalist, Brennan Reece (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky One) is writing this all by myself. I mean himself... 

Big Silly Comedy: Midnight Mash-Up!

Big Silly Comedy: Midnight Mash-Up!

Big Silly Midnight Mash-Up: Hot prospects, special guests and host Andy Stedman. Laugh, drink and get your party hat on. 

Fantastic, Funny and Free

Fantastic, Funny and Free

A fantastically funny show for all the family. Magic, circus, comedy and general messing about from three of the UK’s top comedians. Martin Mor; ‘An adorable master of feel good comedy’ (TheClothesLine... 

BattleActs!

BattleActs!

Two teams of intrepid comedians battle it out for the audience's respect. Comedy just got nasty. ***** (StageWon.co.uk, EdFestMag.com, ThePublicReviews.com). **** (BroadwayBaby.com, FringeReview... 

Irish Comedy Carnage and TedFest Toilet Duck

Irish Comedy Carnage and TedFest Toilet Duck

Every night at quarter to one, we will be bringing the best Irish (and a strictly limited number of) UK and International comedians who will perform the highlights of their solo shows... 

Shaggers

Shaggers

The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. ‘A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy’ ***** (ArtsInLeicestershire... 

Jenny Say Qua

Jenny Say Qua

Since last year’s sell-out (it was free) show, Jenny has performed internationally (Australia, Asia and Glasgow) and won countless (two) competitions. Edinburgh 2015 promises to be a festival... 

Holly and Ivy

Holly and Ivy

This heart-wrenching play by award-winning Irish/American playwright Noel O'Neill explores the lives of two sisters, Holly (Catriona M Coe) and Ivy (Sandra Sando), brought back together by the death of their mother... 

Playback Impro

Playback Impro

'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre, to a traumatic childhood experience... 

Life Gives You Lemons

Life Gives You Lemons

Is this a damn early time to start a show? Yes! Is it the only way to start your Fringe? Yes! With an interactive musical improv ending, this show you want to set your alarm for. 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show. Two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs as players create quick-witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience... 

Russell Hicks: Big Mouth Strikes Again

Russell Hicks: Big Mouth Strikes Again

American smart ass showcases the wit that got him described as ‘a mix between Jack Dee and Dennis Leary’ (BroadwayBaby.com). This show has it all: humour, madness, imagination and the ability to take a punch. 

Don't Just Sit There! – Free

Don't Just Sit There! – Free

Storytelling as you've never seen it! Join in with Meg Harper's unique stories! Maybe you'll be a princess, maybe you'll be a frog, maybe you'll even be a giant head louse! Fresh spins on old tales, laugh out loud romps and gripping yarns, all Meg's unique, family-friendly stories involve the audience in one way or another... 

Routines

Routines

Life as a stand-up comedian is all about the routines. And not all of them happen on stage. A brand new and immersive fusion of stand-up comedy and theatre that allows you to see the full picture... 

James Dowdeswell's Perfect Pub

James Dowdeswell's Perfect Pub

George Orwell wrote an essay on the perfect pub. A fictitious pub called the Moon Under Water. With the help of the audience, James, as seen on Russell Howard's Good News and Ricky Gervais' Extras (BBC) designs the perfect pub... 

Rory McSwiggan Wants Nothing to Do With Himself

Rory McSwiggan Wants Nothing to Do With Himself

His parents and teachers told him it was rude to brag about giving money to charity or saving children from drowning. But Rory grew up to find that nobody else, especially people born after 1987, thought or acted in this way... 

Yuck!

Yuck!

An interactive, fun-filled show about four vegetables on the run! Critically acclaimed comedy duos That Pair and Twisted Loaf present an hour of wicked humour, improv, clown and song... 

Abigoliah's GoPro Comedy Talk Show!

Abigoliah's GoPro Comedy Talk Show!

NYC Comic, Abigoliah Schamaun, has devised a talk show where you, the audience, are the star! Armed with a GoPro Camera atop her head, Schamaun will host an hour of games, fire tricks, audience interviews and special guests, rounding it all off with a Bertie Bots Every Flavoured Bean Challenge... 

Next Year's Show (50% Abridged Version)

Next Year's Show (50% Abridged Version)

After four years of consistently filling the smallest room in Edinburgh, Adam Belbin is set to return with possibly the final instalment in this quadrilogy of shows. Come this year... 

#BlurredMinds – Free

#BlurredMinds – Free

A high-octane hilarity blast right in your daft face, featuring two of the funniest new comedians on the circuit. Multi-award-winning Rob Mulholland (Hilarity Bites Northeast New Act of the Year, Yorkshire’s Funniest Non-Musical New Comedian, Yorkshire Fringe) brings his unique brand of everyday absurdism to the Fringe for the first time... 

Let's See Jen Carnovale

Let's See Jen Carnovale

Jen Carnovale has been living out of a suitcase for three years. Ten countries, twelve jobs, six illnesses, a bazillion travel-calm tablets later she’s unpacked and she’d like to tell you about it... 

Jem Brookes: Punisment

Jem Brookes: Punisment

If you are into words, then this is the show for you. Puns, one-liners, spoken words and sketchy bits all feature. I'd tell you more, but I'm quickly running out of words. ‘Good old-fashioned comedy’ (ThreeWeeks)... 

Not Disabled... Enough!

Not Disabled... Enough!

Romina Puma is a work in progress disabled. She has muscular dystrophy, one of the mildest types of this disease. Having a progressive disease means she has to work out how to deal with the changes throughout her life, but she always finds a funny way... 

The Music of Doris Day

The Music of Doris Day

Doris Day is one of the most loved singers and actresses of the 1950s and 60s. Over her career she appeared in thirty nine films, released twenty nine studio albums and starred in her own television show... 

Helen Duff: Smasher – Free

Helen Duff: Smasher – Free

Epic storytelling, synchronised swimming and subversively simple songs from this Fringe First nominated maker of mischief. Smashing, guaranteed. ‘A cross between Alan Partridge and Margaret Thatcher ... 

Liam Williams: Bonfire Night

Liam Williams: Bonfire Night

Hench-souled Pilsner socialist talks career, climate, breakup and the 1%. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2014. Best Newcomer nominee 2013. ‘Number one comedy show of 2014’ ***** (Guardian)... 

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court

One comedian's hilarious battle with French Connection (FCUK) for the right to wear his CNUT t-shirt on stage. An incredible exposé of the hypocrisy of giant corporations by a man with an HND in tourism... 

Live in the Staff Room (Sex, Fairy Tales, Serial Killers and Other Stuff)

Live in the Staff Room (Sex, Fairy Tales, Serial Killers and Other Stuff)

After Flipper Committed Suicide! Giada comes back to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of fun, dark material, from sex to fairy tales. ‘Warm, funny, confident and out there’ (Kate Copstick). 

Stuart Black – Lemsip and Cigarettes

Stuart Black – Lemsip and Cigarettes

Described as a comic-philosopher (LondonIsFunny.co.uk), Stuart Black's social commentary is truthful, intelligent and eloquent. Stuart Black's style and intelligence set him apart as a truly original and independent voice in comedy. 

GingerbeToast On

GingerbeToast On

Hairy Irish musical comedy with a few surprises. Steve Bennett is back with Gingerbeardy Baby. A hilarious show about being an Irish lad in the modern world with a uniqu…//ut one thing is for sure, Shape of a Sandwich's debut show, Toast On, will have you popping out of your seat. 

Love Bites

Love Bites

If you love somebody, let them go. If they don't come back, detonate the explosive collar. A brand new live panel show about love, sex and romance in its beautiful, stupid, soul-destroying gore and glory... 

Testify

Testify

Gregory Akerman, a hilarious esoteric mind, is curious and wants to know when the world will end, why the Smithsonian museum didn't want people to know about giants, why his father decided to become a druid, and what any of this has to do with Rumpelstiltskin... 

Welcome to Clown Town – At the Fringe!

Welcome to Clown Town – At the Fringe!

MCs Hjalmar Tjan and Benji Waterstones welcome you to Clown Town, as they host a daily variety show review of top national and international stand-up comedy. Each line-up of acts is carefully curated to complement each other and topped by an award-winning headliner daily... 

David Callaghan: No Momentum

David Callaghan: No Momentum

The first solo show from David Callaghan (BBC New Comedy Awards 2012 and 2013). As heard on BBC Radio's Jesting About. 'An impressive performance... delivering self-deprecating routines with a captivating, Kitson-esque lilt' (GiggleBeats... 

Evan Wonders of the World

Evan Wonders of the World

Evan Wonders of the World is a show that jumps into Evan Desmarais's head and tries to figure out what's wrong. A trip though the struggle of self confidence and ideas on life. Evan hilariously jumps around from space, politics and sexual orientation... 

Ian Fox – Shutter Monkey (A Comedy Show With Pictures) – Free

Ian Fox – Shutter Monkey (A Comedy Show With Pictures) – Free

Forget typewriters, what would happen if you gave an infinite number of monkeys a camera each? **** (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). **** (Comedy.com). 

Augustus and the Holy Grail

Augustus and the Holy Grail

Leave your boring life behind you and come on a quest for the Holy Grail. Follow Sir Augustus (the so-called Knight of the Trestle Table) on his journey of discovery and his adventures with the Naked Rambler... 

Game On

Game On

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe after a sold-out season in 2014. Direct from Australia, Game On examines the gaming world and one man's struggle after being sucked into Game Land... 

Funtime Kids Comedy Disco

Funtime Kids Comedy Disco

Direct from Australia. Funtime Disco and Matty Grey present DJ Kit E Kat! She’s a loud and crazy lady who will keep the kids going nuts with disco music, madness and mayhem! For ages 5-10 years... 

Return of the Snot Zombies

Return of the Snot Zombies

The Snot Zombies are back! More bogies, books and bottom burps with award-winning author Stuart Reid and his crazy characters, Gorgeous George and Grandpa Jock. Definitely see this before lunch. 

Huggers

Huggers

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together... 

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe – Free!

Family workshop suitable for children aged three to seven years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner... 

Shaggers

Shaggers

Shaggers’ premise is simple: a couple of comedians make sex-related jokes. For the right kind of person, in the right kind of (probably well-lubricated) mood, it promises raunchy, unpretentious entertainment... 

A Roaring Accordion

A Roaring Accordion

A Roaring Accordion brings Strangely Doesburg's promise of a “rollicking, sing-along, one-man cabaret-riot” to the top deck of the bus in the Free Sisters.Doesburg has an impressive voice, a sort of anti-folk/punk boom that is rich and oddly majestic... 

Jack Gardner and Liberty Hodes On Ice

Jack Gardner and Liberty Hodes On Ice

"It's not started.... I'm just showing off!", Liberty slurs as she flurries around, sorting out props while the audience arrives. This casual, friendly and disorganised tone is typical of both Jack Gardner and Liberty Hodes, who don't take themselves too seriously... 

GhostCop

GhostCop

Last year Vampire Hospital Waiting Room became a stealth hit of the Fringe, a caped cult classic that captured hearts and minds. GhostCop is the follow-up which, though a good send up of buddy cop movies and the Eighties in general, can’t match up to its campy-vampy predecessor... 

Ant Dewson and Mark Silcox: Life in the Bus Lane - Free

Ant Dewson and Mark Silcox: Life in the Bus Lane - Free

Everything seemed against this performance from the start. This particular performance was beset by a daytime crowd of drunk teenagers to complete the scene, though they left halfway through, along with over half of the rest of the 40-strong audience, rocking the bus-cum-venue as they left... 

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Cowgate - Free

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Cowgate - Free

Luke Benson hosts 99 Club's pick of the Fringe with a free hour of comedy that shows off the talents (and faults) at this year’s festival. A show that throws together the good and the bad, the Laughing Horse’s selection is worth a watch... 

The 1am Apesh*t Show

The 1am Apesh*t Show

The 1am Apeshit Show is a chance for multiple comedians to perform ten minute sets, yet as a result there was little in the way of hilarity. This was without a doubt the most hostile crowd I've witnessed, and it appeared it was similarly surprising for the comedians too who unfortunately did not deal with it particularly well... 

Andrew Bird - Up Against It

Andrew Bird - Up Against It

Andrew Bird begins the show on what he admits is an angry note. Since the 2008 recession, he has gotten married, got himself a mortgage and two “pet humans”. Consequently this has taken a toll on him financially which has made him the grumpy person he is today... 

Swiss Cheese

Swiss Cheese

Darkly funny drama. When Jo invites four childhood friends for dinner an awkward reunion unfolds. Secrets are revealed, old flames reignited and petty rivalries resurface in the guise of civility and fond memory... 

Monte Carlo Cocktail

Monte Carlo Cocktail

Mlle Coco has travelled all the way from her villa on the Riviera to serenade you with a sparkling selection of songs made famous by Piaf, Trenet, Milva, Tino Rossi and Eartha Kitt... 

Cookies and Cream

Cookies and Cream

Cookies and Cream is a showcase of young comics that has its hits and has its misses. The four comedians all show promise, but some deliver on that promise more than others. Organised by Jamie Oliphant (the MC) and Archie Maddocks (the headline act) the show delivers an hour of solid if not stunning stand up... 

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK is the north west’s top improvised comedy troupe. ComedySportz is a fast-paced improv comedy show where two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. The players create quick witted sketches, scenes and songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience to create a show that’s fast, feelgood and always unpredictably funny... 

The Box – Free

The Box – Free

“I wasn’t cut out to be cursed,” Jill tells us at the start of The Box. She is a good girl, a lucky girl, someone who seems to have lived a blessed life. That is until she was cursed through the act of stealing an evil box from a junk store... 

Spencer Brown

Spencer Brown

Spencer Brown covers the familiar territory of ‘kids do and say the funniest things’ in his offering at the Free Sisters, and this provides unspectacular, if gently amusing viewing... 

Pint Size

Pint Size

This taster session of theatre portrays a trio of dark, comic plays presented with malevolent glee by actors Lexy Howe, Ffion Jones and May Phillips. In barely the time it takes to nurse a titular pint, the three take us from 1950s romance to scout expeditions and then on to a rural village with a mysterious local legend... 

Biff! Bash! Bosh! - Free

Biff! Bash! Bosh! - Free

Who would you rather be: a tap-dancing alien or a singing tomato? Biff! Bash! Bosh! Join comic trio Topsy Turvy for 40 minutes of silliness, slapstick and mayhem - sketch comedy for children and their families... 

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court

C U In Court is a remarkable tale of Dave Griffiths' battle against the giant corporation of French Connection. His t-shirt design of CNUT was a supposed infringement on French Connection's FCUK design... 

The World's Worst Birthday Party

The World's Worst Birthday Party

Maddy Carrick’s first solo comedy children’s show, The World’s Worst Birthday Party, teaches children the value of friendship and to appreciate what they have, in a way that children will find fun and accessible... 

Shed Brain

Shed Brain

Both experienced holders of things. Although admittedly Shed demonstrates a higher potential in this area. Tension builds. Is Brain perhaps aspiring to be Shed, the slippery little troublemaker? This sort of collaboration never works... 

What Rhymes with Kangaroo?

What Rhymes with Kangaroo?

Aussie champion bush poetry duo Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary explore rhyme and metre using traditional Aussie bush poetry and their own comic and serious verse. They perform in solo and duo voice... 

The Little Leaf

The Little Leaf

One day, a curious little girl stumbles across a lonely little leaf, hiding in her attic. The pair quickly become friends, and set off on a journey to the end of the world. They build a boat, and sail down winding rivers, gushing waterfalls, and vast seas... 

Mike Belgrave's Krazy Komedy Show 4 Kidz

Mike Belgrave's Krazy Komedy Show 4 Kidz

Mike Belgrave is a brave man. Children can be the harshest critics when you open yourself up to their opinions. He’s even braver for arming eight children with balloon swords and instructing them to stop him finishing his song... 

Marc Burrows in the Ten Best Songs Of All Time - Free

Marc Burrows in the Ten Best Songs Of All Time - Free

Live and let die blares from the speakers as Marc Burrows circles the room, high-fiving everyone in sight. This sets the scene for the show – a childlike, joyful celebration of the power of music from a man that knows it far too personally... 

Free Fall

Free Fall

Free Fall is Luca Cupani’s first stand up show and an hour of comedy similar in its rambled, improvised form to Ross Noble’s earlier work. With a thick Italian accent and broken English, Cupani’s show is about bizarre observational humour... 

The Oxford Imps Present: The Curious Case of the Improvised Musical

The Oxford Imps Present: The Curious Case of the Improvised Musical

Agatha Christie has been working with critically-acclaimed improvised comedy ‘living legends’ (ThreeWeeks, 2013) in order to adapt her latest detective novel into an interactive musical and now you, the audience, are invited along to play the part of the detective! Each day presents a new mystery complete with cunning, intrigue, larger-than-life characters and toe-tapping tunes! At the end of the day you must question the suspects, solve the case and put the criminal to rights... 

Is This What You Want?

Is This What You Want?

Bill Cosby said: ‘I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody’. Luke McGibbon is not Bill Cosby. He could never muster the same amount of enthusiasm for Jell-O pudding and his biggest problem is trying to keep everyone pleased... 

BattleActs! - Free

BattleActs! - Free

With so much improvised comedy around, every group needs a USP. Musical, Murder Mystery, Silent Film; anything to differentiate in a genre where you can hardly sell the script. For BattleActs!, the selling-point is antagonism... 

Scottie Road the Musical - From Primark to Prison

Scottie Road the Musical - From Primark to Prison

Gillian Hardie and Keddy Sutton are living proof of the versatility and sheer hilarity of female comedians. In Scottie Road the Musical, the Scouse duo play Hollister-wearing, be-curlered convicts Caz ’n’ Britney... 

Anything Can Be a Podcast! Podcast!

Anything Can Be a Podcast! Podcast!

There is a pleasant buzz in the largest Free Fringe venue, the Three Sisters. The audience relaxes, pint in hand and immediately warms to the genuinely friendly John Hastings. I appreciate that he greets everyone before the show begins, as everyone is waiting outside... 

From Pirates to Pop Stars

From Pirates to Pop Stars

Leesha Loca does jokes, songs, jokes about songs. If you've ever had a shower, met a pirate or listened to modern music then you can probably relate! Do come, it'll be 1D-ful (geddit)! Spot prizes! 

Tom Deacon: Get Your Deac-on!

Tom Deacon: Get Your Deac-on!

Does anyone else remember Tom Deacon on BBC Switch’s daily online programme The 5:19 Show? Just me then. Five years on and Deacon is a well-established comedian and Get Your Deac-on is his fourth stand-up show... 

Lexicon Lady: A Woman of Lovely Letters

Lexicon Lady: A Woman of Lovely Letters

Nadia Brooks loves language. Modelling herself on Countdown’s resident lexicographer Susie Dent, Brooks’ show Lexicon Lady is essentially a string of one-liners that showcase an impressive vocabulary and hyperactive mind... 

An Audience With Walter J Plinge - Alter Ego

An Audience With Walter J Plinge - Alter Ego

John D Slater steps aside to allow his alter ego Walter J Plinge to take the stage and reveal the other side of a split personality with hilarious effect. Employing song, spoken word and sketch Walter indulges all the quirky sides of an alter ego... 

Breakfast Baps with Witty Chaps

Breakfast Baps with Witty Chaps

Gooood Morning! Breakfast Baps with Witty Chaps starts at 9am. That’s a terribly early start for fringe goers, where the norm is staying out ‘til 3 in the morning. Thankfully, if you do make it over to Cowgate for this morning show, you’ll be given tea, coffee and chocolate brioche buns and greeted with smiles and good conversation... 

Twice as Nice Comedy @ Maggie's Chamber

Twice as Nice Comedy @ Maggie's Chamber

The ever-popular pub The Three Sisters is a fun place to wander into and pass a couple of hours (especially when it's raining), and you could do worse than climbing up to Maggie's Chamber, where Twice as Nice Comedy serve up traditional Fringe fare: an ever-changing lineup of stand up comedians... 

Spitfire! Free

Spitfire! Free

Spitfire! is a spiffing new show from the team behind the award-winning multi-five-star BattleActs! Independent on Sunday Top 10 Comedy. Time Out Critics’ Choice. A boffo new war movie every day - the best bits from The Great Escape, Where Eagles Dare and Dambusters crammed chock-a-block with all the fun of Dad’s Army, Blackadder and Indiana Jones based entirely on audience suggestions and using the team’s ‘extraordinary wit and ingenuity that's nothing short of admirable’ (BrixtonBuzz... 

Adam Belbin: The Third Half of Next Year's Show

Adam Belbin: The Third Half of Next Year's Show

For half an hour in a room somewhere in the back of the Free Sisters, Adam Belbin is doing a comedy show about leaving the comedy world. No stranger to the Fringe, his brand of near-car-crash comedy has been packing out tiny rooms like this one for four years now, but it sounds like the high point of his comedic career has, unfortunately, passed... 

Friends With Benefits

Friends With Benefits

Comedians Alan Power and Bisha K Ali present a free nightly comedy spectacular featuring some of their very best comedy friends. No frills, no fuss, no bull-poop, just a gaggle of painfully funny folk hand-picked by Bisha (Funny Women Award finalist 2013) and Alan (So You Think You're Funny semi-finalist 2014) to bring the laughter to you... 

iPaddy

iPaddy

Paddy McCullagh will take you on a journey into the world of IT. He is a man outstanding in his field. iPaddy Field. 

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

The Rat Pack Stand Up Comedy features swing hits and a changing line up of comedians from the Fringe catalogue. Host Nathan Cassidy is back in the Free Sisters with the show which has gotten better since I saw it last year at the Fringe... 

I'm Thinking of Leaving Facebook

I'm Thinking of Leaving Facebook

It’s a rare thing when the venue is more intriguing than the performance. This one-woman show is performed on the top deck of a converted vintage bus, and the fairy light décor is a twee but welcome distraction from a poorly written monologue on Lolly Jones’ relationship with Facebook... 

Irish Late Night Mayhem

Irish Late Night Mayhem

Late night adventures from some of Ireland's brightest, rowdiest and most fearless comedians take on the challenge of a very late compilation show in the Fringe's best venue. It will be loud, unpredictable, but mostly great craic... 

Sam Larner Can't Say His R's - With Other Guests Who Can

Sam Larner Can't Say His R's - With Other Guests Who Can

A late night lock-in with elf loving, Edgar Allen Poe and speech impediments on the agenda. Grab a brandy and pull-up a bar stool for this hilarious debut show. Fresh from the London circuit Sam has built-up a following thanks to his quick wit and intelligent sets... 

Game On

Game On

Direct from Australia. Game On is a show about games. All types of games. Whether it’s the latest in 3D-4G, hi-def, surround-sound, Wi-Fi, Wii Fit, online, interactivity or ... well, you know, games where you actually interact: Matty Grey will examine them all and try to work out why the cheat codes aren't working! Matty Grey will entertain and delight with his rapid-fire comedy and non-stop energy... 

W@nk the Dog - Free

W@nk the Dog - Free

Every night see our pick of the filthiest acts at the Fringe. Guaranteed happy ending. No dogs are pleasured or harmed (much) during the show. Sponsored by Dirty Dave's Dildo Emporium, Lickfold Village, West Sussex. 

No Context

No Context

The Aberdeen University Comedy Society comes to the Edinburgh Fringe for the second time to bring you all of our best stand-up and sketches we've developed throughout the academic year! A word of warning though: no context... 

What Shall We See Today?

What Shall We See Today?

Join little Mat Wills and friends at this positive review show which includes the audience sharing their favourite experiences at this year’s Fringe. Guests will include people involved with the Fringe discussing their own shows as well as their personal highlights... 

Emily Snee is Bifurious

Emily Snee is Bifurious

Emily Snee is cross. Not just cross, she’s frustrated. Not just frustrated, she’s outright angry! So angry she's busting out her uke and flip charts for your entertainment. Funny and feisty! Outspoken and odd! Amusing and ... 

Mean Things I Did to My Sister (and Other Lessons I've Learned)

Mean Things I Did to My Sister (and Other Lessons I've Learned)

A high energy romp through Amanda's psyche will produce songs such as Childhood: What a Load of Shit, Too Tall Blues and the VPL Blues. Join her and her live blues band for a trip down memory lane with a difference where comedy and live blues collide! 

Gary Lynch - Missed Life Crisis

Gary Lynch - Missed Life Crisis

What happens when a geezer only starts doing all those wild and crazy things he should have done in his youth when he is approaching his 50s? When a guy gets himself married young, with a brood that steadily increases to six kids, life kinda takes over... 

Lulo's Shitting in Narnia

Lulo's Shitting in Narnia

This show is a massive thank you to David Cameron interspersed with stories about living in a campervan, willies and poo, plus an opportunity to eat marshmallows. Come on, who doesn't want that at 10 o'clock in the morning? Follow me for additional performances of the show @lulocampergirl #davidcameronhasapoo #propermoomins, also on Instagram as Lulocampergirl. 

Huggers - Family Friendly Comedy and Cabaret

Huggers - Family Friendly Comedy and Cabaret

Following more packed houses at Melbourne, Brighton and Adelaide Festivals, the comedy and cabaret show returns to Edinburgh. With a revolving line-up of children's entertainers, magicians, musical theatre, comedians, street performers and fun giveaways, this hugely popular show is fantastic entertainment for all the family to enjoy together... 

Comedy Showdown - Free

Comedy Showdown - Free

A host of top comedians from across the Fringe battle it out for the audience's approval and such.  

#The Cult of Comedy presents

#The Cult of Comedy presents

10 minute tasters from four and five star shows, with exciting emerging talent. In a festival of over a thousand shows, here is an hour of comedy that will have you guffawing, thinking, and chilling out! Relax, have a drink, and laugh your socks off. 

Tickled Pig Presents

Tickled Pig Presents

Tickled Pig (Time Out’s Critic's Choice) presents Edd Hedges (So You Think You're Funny winner 2013), Robbie Ormrod, ‘top-notch performer’ **** (BroadwayBaby.com), and more rising stars of stand-up comedy in this fun-filled hour. 

The Princess Pirate

The Princess Pirate

The Princess Pirate is the latest creation from comedian and children's performer Fliss Russell. When Princess Fliss awakes to find her treasure is missing, her only option is to ask for the help of the local pirates that she has shunned for so long! This joyful interactive adventure keeps every family member captivated and Fliss' storytelling skills and quick humour keep the children in the palm of her hand throughout... 

Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio?

Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio?

Do You Remember Rock’n’Roll Radio? Would you give up a high flying sales job to manage England’s worst radio station? Roland Gent did just that. Based in Greater Manchester it was one man’s dream just to put a bit of rock’n’roll back into radio, set against an inner city background of gangsters, burnt out cars, drugs and dog fighting... 

David Jesudason: Things My Dad Says

David Jesudason: Things My Dad Says

The Comedy Store King Gong winner and Comedy Cafe New Act winner explains why his dad says things like: 'Now that we own Afghanistan why can't we get them in the Commonwealth Games? They'd be good at the shooting events'... 

Joe Munrow: Misinformation

Joe Munrow: Misinformation

Intelligent motherluvin' comedy. ‘Acute comic instincts’ **** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Quick-witted, laugh out loud funny’ **** (ThePublicReviews.com). ‘Vivacious performer with an infectious vigour and easy charm’ (Chortle... 

War!

War!

Let's celebrate War! ‘Lest we forget’ is the theme this year in an unelected government that seems hell bent on erasing history. Who knows more about WWI, Michael Gove or Harry Patch? You decide! Along the way we get to have some laughs. 

Working Men's Club

Working Men's Club

Step into Working Men's Club - the best bits of that unique type of entertainment. It's basically cabaret but with more pies and less glitter. Benson and Hardcastle bring their wonder format to Edinburgh again with more laughs, better games and another song... 

The Very Scariesome Tooth Fairy

The Very Scariesome Tooth Fairy

A tale told in rhyme. A story of missing teeth, dishonest dentists and dodgy dealings in the fairy underworld. Five friends and a baby save the day, and the real tooth fairy. Teeth and money disappear from under children’s pillows... 

Chris Henry: Only the Good Die Young

Chris Henry: Only the Good Die Young

Henry is a verbal magician, creating an atmosphere of bold sincerity on stage that will force you out of your comfort zone and into his hilarious domain. His assessment of life challenges the unquestioned behaviour of the masses... 

Fridge Magnets

Fridge Magnets

Fridge Magnets is the battle of the Ss. Sara Joy Hunter and Sarah Short, two of Scotland's most promising comedians, back together again after two successful shows at the Glasgow Comedy Festival... 

Claire Rowley – The Mouth Trap!

Claire Rowley – The Mouth Trap!

A hilarious new stand-up show from Claire Rowley on the frustration at happy couples doing everything together, taking your life in your hands in a public swimming pool and her delight on discovering that everything looks twice as big underwater, including her long-suffering diving instructor, Nigel! She’s natural, funny and an outstanding personality! Fast-paced, compellingly honest and thoroughly entertaining! 

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 newcomers, at this top-rated comedy selection show. Different line-up every night, two shows daily and it's free! Sell-out 2004-2013... 

Complete Holmes and Shakeshaft

Complete Holmes and Shakeshaft

They've been in the finals of most of the major comedy competitions in London, now Tom Holmes and James Shakeshaft – two of the most loved faces (and torsos) on the London circuit share an hour and their funnies... 

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

2013’s sell-out hit returns with top comedians on stage for the whole show, freewheeling stand-up and live Rat Pack music. ‘Classy, laid-back, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe’ (Time Out)... 

Pat and Paul Get Some Beans

Pat and Paul Get Some Beans

Patrick Mulholland and Paul McDaniel return to Edinburgh, and this time they're full of beans. Bear witness as they take to the stage armed with only a microphone and a half-baked concept... 

The Anglo-Irish Glee Tent

The Anglo-Irish Glee Tent

Join Sam and Gavin for an hour of fun in their glee tent. 

Ironbark Pumpkin and the Quest for the Lost Pudding Quaich of Ecclefechan

Ironbark Pumpkin and the Quest for the Lost Pudding Quaich of Ecclefechan

Live action sketch comedy video game. The audience call the shots as our hero, Ironbark Pumpkin, struggles to stop an all-powerful cake tin from falling into the wrong hands. Silly. 

Pirate and Parrot

Pirate and Parrot

A rip-roaring adventure that brings the family together through laughter! A perfectly capable, yet diminutive pirate (the world’s smallest) and a dowdy parrot of gigantic proportions (the world’s largest) meet in a strange twist of fate... 

Electric-Hogg's Dada Garden of Dark Delights - Free

Electric-Hogg's Dada Garden of Dark Delights - Free

An original multi-media performance, this could be one of the oddest hours of your life. Come with an open mind, leave with a broken one. @electricdada 

Japanese Samurai Don Quixote Challenging Giant English Windmills!

Japanese Samurai Don Quixote Challenging Giant English Windmills!

A stand-up comedian arrived in Edinburgh from Japan, the country worst at speaking English! After miscommunication, cultural friction, struggles with an immigration officer, a disastrous first performance at a lap dancing club, endless flyering and quarrels with drunken audiences, what did he find? How did he get featured in a Times article? Did he see any hope in English comedy? Based on a true story and performed with boundless energy and remarkable skills from 20 years acting experience, this is a solo documentary comedy show about the struggle of a new challenge. 

Fat Controller Comedy

Fat Controller Comedy

Dealing with the weighty themes of the day, from the ethics of IVF to Trans-Siberian Railway toilette etiquette, Ben Clover, Geoff Marsh and Farrell MacKenzie sequentially chew the fat. 

It's All About George

It's All About George

In 1914 George joined the war. A year later his parents received a letter informing them that he was dead... This performance, based on a series of letters written in WWI, explores our relationship with the past and the value of archival material, which, whilst subject to constructions of the imagination, is constantly appealed to as fact and misappropriated to serve political interests... 

Andy Field is a Giddy Manchild

Andy Field is a Giddy Manchild

This show will either be great or, like, ironically great because of how bad it is. On the Nic Cage spectrum it'll be either Lord of War or Con Air. Either way you're in for a good time... 

Another American

Another American

The hilarious Sid Singh talks about anything and everything in his life as Another American! Nothing is off limits and everything is honest and hilarious! 

Reading Rocks!

Reading Rocks!

Books are brilliant! Award-winning author Stuart Reid presents his book show about bums, bugs, beasts, bogies, barfing, porridge, pee and panda poo! With favourite characters Gorgeous George and Grandpa Jock... 

Afterbirth

Afterbirth

Ally Houston, Paul McDaniel and Sandy Bouttell. Three comedi-men who, when God was issuing the comedy rule book, were outside having a pint and smashing down boundaries with humour hammers... 

SmART Attack!

SmART Attack!

Join us on a whimsical trip through 90s kids’ make and do! Grab your glitter glue, toilet roll tubes and PVA as we use retro craft to bring you something a bit different. With fast-paced character and sketch comedy with a heart, this is a show sure to delight. 

Ray Fordyce's Brunchtime Banter (Part 2)

Ray Fordyce's Brunchtime Banter (Part 2)

After a hugely successful run at last year's festival, comedian Ray Fordyce is back with a bigger and better show and even more acts all ready for your entertainment. Featuring up to four acts each day, this is a fantastic start to any Fringe day. 

Atella the Pun

Atella the Pun

Atella the Pun and Ghengis Pun host this afternoon of demented wordplay, ridiculous puns, audience-inspired adlibbing and special guests. You’ll laugh, you’ll groan, you’ll come back! A different show every day! Different guests, different puns, different bonkers input from the lovely audience! The show is aimed at teenagers and adults but is open to all ages, with parental discretion: there will be mild to severe swearing and adult themes will be featured! What's the worst that can hear-pun? 

The Referendum Review Show!

The Referendum Review Show!

A themed show of comedy and music from Graham de Banzie, Alex Cox and Ewan Park providing their own irreverent trawl through the issues of the independence debate A must-see for everyone, whether you're a 'yes', a 'no', a 'don't know', a 'can't be bothered' or a 'nothing to do with me 'cos I don't actually live here'! Sell-out run at the Glasgow Southside Fringe Festival... 

Steve Day Faces the Deaf Sentence

Steve Day Faces the Deaf Sentence

Steve Day was witness to a crime. Little did he know that being deaf with no malice aforethought would make him the accused and a fugitive from justice. If he ever used to 'deaf it up' to get gigs and advancement and felt guilty about it, this was payback in the highest court in the land... 

Japanese Terminatol is Back!

Japanese Terminatol is Back!

Japanese Terminatol Hiroshi Shimizu is back to the Fringe! He breaks the national and language border of British comedy and creates the new borderless world of comedy that is heard, seen, felt and touched! This solo comedy battle show features all-time favourite parody movie trailers (middle-aged James Bond, French zombie, elderly Star Wars, Japanese Batman, Alien vs Predator vs Sadako vs Pika-chu, etc,) and slapstick sketches... 

Patrick Morris: Seemingly

Patrick Morris: Seemingly

Spindly 22-year old comedian Patrick Morris discusses some topics humorously in an attempt to gain your approval. As seen on Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5). Tour support for Russell Kane... 

The Beta Males Sessions: Adam and Guy

The Beta Males Sessions: Adam and Guy

The two best ones from The Beta Males, Adam Blampied, ‘delightful’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info) and Guy Kelly, ‘gangly’ (BroadwayBaby.com), present an hour of storytelling. Adam will be taking children's stories out back and executing them, whilst Guy will be weaponising his stupid life to make people laugh and then telling them about Sartre to make them stop... 

Joe Bor: A Room with a Jew

Joe Bor: A Room with a Jew

A new stand-up show from Jewish Comedian of the Year, and the TV warm up for The Graham Norton Show and Mock The Week. As seen on Dave.  

Return to Superglad

Return to Superglad

Return to Superglad showcases the stand-up comedy of Ben Clover (Laughing Horse finalist 2013, Colchester New Comedian of the Year 2013) and Nick Elleray (winner of the Max Turner Competition 2014, Up the Creek finalist 2013, BBC New Comedy Awards 2013)... 

The Dead Pony Society

The Dead Pony Society

The Dead Pony Society are going nowhere; quite literally, they're performing sketches on a stationary bus for two weeks. So join Rob, James and Giles as they seek to prove their scientific theory that everything's funnier on a bus... 

Jenny Collier: Love in the Time of Collier

Jenny Collier: Love in the Time of Collier

Jenny moved from the Welsh mountains to the Big Smoke in 2010 and has since embarked upon a career in stand-up comedy. Highlight: being team mates with Jo Brand on a BBC Radio panel show... 

The Free Festival Launch Night

The Free Festival Launch Night

The big launch night for this years’ Free Festival! See a show with the best of this years’ free Fringe performers, mingle with the acts and VIPs and dance the night away. Limited tickets...