The Second Coming

The Second Coming

Wacky songs exploring the Third Age, performed by a bunch of accomplished musicians and fronted by singer/songwriter Anna Durkacz. 

Bullingdon Revisited

Bullingdon Revisited

Bizarre is the word that has stalked my mind since watching Bullingdon Revisited. Telling the infamous story of Dave, Boris and a pig, we follow a young David Cameron as he arrives at Oxford and pursues the attentions of the Bullingdon Club... 

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

Russell Arathoon presents his debut hour. From his move from Manchester to Chelsea, life with a gluten free shih tzu, nights out with Big Fat Sarah and how he was accused of murdering Whitney Houston... 

Welcome to Self Co

Welcome to Self Co

Do you have what it takes to become our next Depression Superstar? We're looking for a super inefficient, dedicated team member to join our established brand. Our ideal candidate'll be an anxious, stressed-out individual with excellent self-loathing and low motivational skills, someone who pays high attention to the negative details and has a willingness to waste their time and give up on their dreams and goals... 

Oxford Revue: Free

Oxford Revue: Free

The Oxford Revue returns with its celebrated Free Fringe variety bill. Across the month of August, the University of Oxford's premier sketch comedy troupe presents a rotating bill of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy acts performed by its brightest up-and-coming talent... 

Roselit Bone

Roselit Bone

Heart-wrenching and apocalyptic cowboy music inspired by the desolation and violence of the American West of both the past and present. Roselit Bone's Joshua McCaslin is a triple threat: a versatile and accomplished guitarist, a powerful writer of vivid nightmare-poetry, and a singer unique in his ability to croon like Marty Robbins, bellow like Nick Cave, and scream, grunt and wail like a defiant, wounded animal... 

Ask Scarlett

Ask Scarlett

Got a problem you can’t solve? Struggling to find satisfaction? Keep finding yourself in a difficult position? Ask Scarlett! Agony Aunt Scarlett Lashes will untangle the bizarre, the crazy, the most ludicrous predicaments – no issue is too big or small... 

Paul Wade: Mortal

Paul Wade: Mortal

Do you struggle to fit in in an ever-changing world? Does the speed of change make you feel old before your time? Then you know how Paul feels. Join him as he exposes his thoughts, fears and vulnerabilities and makes everyone feel a bit better about just being themselves... 

The O'Riordan and Ettling Show: Farewell Tour

The O'Riordan and Ettling Show: Farewell Tour

North London's "finest" comedy duo bring their final show to Edinburgh's acclaimed arts festival. Watch as they bring the audience on a journey through their three years of performing comedy in pub basements. 

Marriage and Mayhem

Marriage and Mayhem

What is the secret to marriage? How can you laugh for 40 minutes and still come away motivated to work on the oldest institution in existence? Just come on in and find out how life, the universe, and marriage works... 

Jack and Claire / Free Festival

Jack and Claire / Free Festival

An American-Scottish duo performs wild long-form improv developed at the renowned iO Theater in Chicago! Jack and Claire is Chicago-based improv comedy duo Claire McFadden and Jack Morning-Newton... 

Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples

Duckpond: An Element of Mystery in Umpteen Samples

The war is over: there is peace in our time. In a bunker underneath Edinburgh, Ciaran and Kit, two hapless but well-meaning bureaucrats, invite you on a crash course in the art of duckpond maintenance featuring storytelling, music and duck-related propaganda... 

Mind the Gap Stand-Up

Mind the Gap Stand-Up

A 23-year-old blind theoretical physicist turned local radio news broadcaster, a late-night TV casino host and a well-meaning woman called Glynis join forces for a laugh-packed showcase of three of tomorrow’s stars – today! 

Fallout

Fallout

'The end of the world needn’t be the end of the world!' Join the last survivors of the global nuclear catastrophe in Lotta Quizeen’s boutique bunker. She’s got recipe tips for tinned goods and dating strategies to repopulate the planet... 

Songs of Smut and Sparkle

Songs of Smut and Sparkle

Singing her own parodies of popular songs at her furry pink piano, drag performer Marcia D’Arc brings you crude comedy and witty rhymes enshrined in a shroud of sequins, glitter and rainbows! Come on a journey of light-hearted profanity, plumbing the depths of salacious silliness, with rude versions of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, The Little Mermaid, Let it Go (re-titled Snort Some Blow) from Frozen, and many more nuggets of naughtiness... 

Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase

Laughterthoughts: A Comedy Showcase

An hour long stand-up show from future legends Ben Behrens, Jessie Johnson, Rob Cooper and Jessie Nixon that promises to redefine your perceptions of comedy and launch western civilisation into a new era... 

Jokes from a Shithole

Jokes from a Shithole

Jokes from a Shithole is an hour of stand-up containing social commentary, personal stories, and satire from the perspective of two Haitian immigrants. Tanael Joachim has been performing stand-up in New York for the past five years... 

Absolutely

Absolutely

A giant hearted story from a giant-sized storyteller. Allan Girod, a six foot nine Australian, day dreams his way through getting everything exactly right. Repeatedly setting the bar too high, he trips whilst jumping under it, landing somewhere he never imagined... 

Man Enough

Man Enough

Chris is 18 years old, gay, and in search of fun and attention. Consequently, he spends lots of time and money in gay bars and clubs and fails to get up for work on a regular basis... 

Death Shall Have No Dominion

Death Shall Have No Dominion

The Edinburgh premiere of this exciting new work from InterAct (Wales). ‘Reputation is … oft got without merit, and lost without deserving’ (Othello). Bosworth 1485 and Mametz Wood 1916: two battles which changed history... 

Infinitely More Deluded

Infinitely More Deluded

When did kissing and cuddling become vanilla? When did it become cool to be a geek? Are all failed artists doomed to work in Kwik Fit? What if Jesus Christ was a republican? Self-deprecating, self-serving and occasionally self-harming, enjoy the dulcet tones and tall tales of Teeside’s troubled troubadour once more... 

Outrageous Courageous Highly Contagious: Israeli Style Improv – Free

Outrageous Courageous Highly Contagious: Israeli Style Improv – Free

Straight from the Middle East: an energetic, fast paced, improvised play. Surreal characters, explosive plots, sexual innuendos, and Jewish moms. Throw us your craziest suggestion and we’ll make it dance... 

Seriously Now! - Free

Seriously Now! - Free

A confessional comedy performance by literary translator and writer Petra Kindler, on the joys and perils of cross-cultural creative work, surviving homemade hurricanes and the challenging concept of laughing with a German... 

Matthew Collins: My Favourite Waste of Time

Matthew Collins: My Favourite Waste of Time

Irish comedian and computer nerd Matthew Collins, Puzzled 2013, **** (ThreeWeeks) and BBC's Great Unanswered Questions, returns with a handpicked selection of comedy pals. Fun and entertainment based on a theme for the day, picked by the audience from the day before... 

MargOH! Channing is Tipsy!

MargOH! Channing is Tipsy!

MargOH! Channing is Tipsy! is a gin-soaked romp. This is the deconstruction of drag through the life and times of this slightly delusional, often demented, occasionally glamorous and always drunken diva and her gayiancée, MAN-ee Champagne as they tackle topics such as rape, incest, politics and the one thing we all have in common - dysfunction... 

Wild Card Kitty: The Showgirl Show

Wild Card Kitty: The Showgirl Show

Wild Card Kitty presents a showcase exploring the glamorous world of being a showgirl in show business. Mixing deadpan humour, character comedy and cabaret seamlessly, she makes the sexy look funny... 

Cheesed Off

Cheesed Off

Desiree lives in a hut in the middle of nowhere with a goat. Melinda has a secret to hide and a disliking for goats. These two unlikely buddies clash, fight, dance and sing their way to mutual understanding. 

Tea for Tabitha

Tea for Tabitha

A hot summer's day and plenty of time to play. Two children living in 1930s New Zealand. Henry and Blythe are struggling with the recent separation of their parents whose journey from first love to heartbreak has resulted in a world turned upside down... 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 6: Big O Makes It in New York... or, Does She? – Free

Do you not fit into a box? Olivia (Big O) knows all too well about not fitting in: when kimchi, AKA fire-breathing garlic dragon breath, is your culture’s most famous export, how are you ever going to lead a normal life in the land of burgers, French fries, and ketchup? But as an acupuncturist, who fixes people for a living, why can’t she fix herself? In this hilarious comedy hour, Big O entertains with her Korean-American observations...