Paul Dabek – Encore!

Paul Dabek – Encore!

Dabek is an old-school showman; his banter is honed to a bleeding edge and you can easily imagine him holding forth on classic Saturday night TV, perhaps as a guest on The Paul Daniels Magic Show or The Royal Variety Performance... 

Spontaneous Sherlock

Spontaneous Sherlock

As this Victorian romp reaches its climax and Sherlock Holmes whips a ladle out of his jacket to use as a weapon with a cry of “Good thing I sleep cook!” I am holding my sides and marvelling at the fact that this show is free... 

Nick Doody: Interesting Times

Nick Doody: Interesting Times

Well, well, well. Aren't things interesting, eh? How extremely interesting everything is at the moment. I'm actually bored of how interesting things are. What's that? You want me to talk about how interesting things are? Oh, God... 

Tiernan Douieb: Miserably Happy

Tiernan Douieb: Miserably Happy

‘Very friendly but fiercely political’ (Time Out) comedian, Tiernan Douieb, considers if ignorance is indeed bliss, and if so, surely he shouldn't know that. Tiernan tries to work out what anyone actually wants anymore, what being civilised actually means and whether or not he’ll ever be able to persuade his wife to like raw tomatoes... 

Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour – Free

Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour – Free

Award-winning comedian off telly and radio dabbles in the occult. What happens when you invoke Mercury, trickster god of the spoken word? A show that's 'absolutely hilarious' (Neil Gaiman)... 

Griffin and Jones: Homemade Miracles

Griffin and Jones: Homemade Miracles

The Pioneers of Slapdash Magic are back for a third year at the Fringe, with a brand new show! Expect illusions, death-defying stunts and magical life hacks, all from the jumbled, confused minds of your favourite professional idiots... 

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

After amazing audiences for two years with groundbreaking Strictly Come Trancing, the Fringe’s first and best hypnotist returns with a brand-new hypnotic experience. Take a Trance on Me invites audience volunteers to be hypnotised live on stage, before re-enacting a range of hilarious hypnosis sketches inspired by the madcap world of Edinburgh Festival Fringe... 

Carey Marx: The Afterwife

Carey Marx: The Afterwife

As Carey's marriage crumbles, he swaps his wife for a guitar, elopes with it and writes songs about how he's definitely not having a midlife crisis. Soon, the relationship with his guitar becomes as complicated as the one with his wife... 

Breaking the Magicians' Code With Kane & Abel

Breaking the Magicians' Code With Kane & Abel

Following last year's smash-hit, these anarchic twin tricksters return to break more rules of the Magicians' Code of Conduct. Codes set to be broken include never reveal how a trick is done, never perform with liquids, never perform anything dangerous, never perform with animals, never perform when people are eating, never order 10,000 t-shirts to promote your show and never recreate your birth through the art of escapology... 

Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter

Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter

Last year Sofie Hagen won the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. Now she’s here again, performing at the Free Fringe, with a brand new show that will knock your socks off... 

Christian Reilly: Rock'n'LOL

Christian Reilly: Rock'n'LOL

Rock’n’LOL’s title is a crystal clear statement of intent: Christian Reilly promises to provide both rock and LOL, music and comedy, and, most of the time, he delivers on solidly both... 

Strictly Come Trancing

Strictly Come Trancing

Ben Dali’s Strictly Come Trancing has a flashy presentation as he enters to Eye Of The Tiger in a glittering jacket and pop-star headset. Dali has a good sense of humour and immediately connects with his audience; explaining what hypnosis is and, crucially, that it doesn’t work on everyone... 

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

The Ashes: Comedy Showdown

Australia's top comedians take on England's finest in a five test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. The old enemies go head-to-head to prove once and for all who is the funniest... 

Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What

Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What

Stuart Goldsmith is a polished comic. Leaving little room for error his style of storytelling is slick, cleverly constructed and thoughtful. Compared to What is a show that tackles self-involvement and first-time parenting, deconstructing the concepts into comprehensible jokes that everyone can get on board with... 

The LipSinkers: Set On Mahogany Bluff

The LipSinkers: Set On Mahogany Bluff

'The LipSinkers are a drag troupe who mime to pop songs. But their show isn't a Night Out with Danny La Rue. It's not RuPauls Drag Race. And it's not for the mild at heart or the mess-averse... 

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide

“All the Australians in the room put your hands up,” a splattering of us raise our hands, and little do we realise that Dan Willis will heavily rely on us to make up a good proportion of his show, and not in a good-audience-participation kind of way... 

Free Footlights

Free Footlights

In addition to their main show, the Cambridge Footlights present an hour of stand-up, songs, sketches and more in association with PBH's Free Fringe. Come and see some of the brightest up and coming comedians around, for free! The Cambridge Footlights are a world-renowned comedy troupe, whose alumni include: Stephen Fry, Richard Ayoade, David Mitchell, Hugh Laurie and The Inbetweeners. 

Hell to Play

Hell to Play

Last year's cult hit is back with a brand new show! Hell to Play is a bad taste comedy game show set in hell, hosted by the devil. Every night, two top comedians compete to save their souls... 

Carey Marx, Hero of the People

Carey Marx, Hero of the People

I wrote this show because I love you and wanted to tell you in person. I like politeness. I put the toilet seat down in public toilets just in case a woman goes into the gents by mistake... 

Brendon Burns: Dumb White Guy

Brendon Burns: Dumb White Guy

Dear Edinburgh, I'm back on the Free Fringe. Last year's show was OK. This year's is way better. You pay what you want if you liked it and nothing if you didn't. But don't bring just coins... 

The Coin-Operated Girl

The Coin-Operated Girl

With hilarious anecdotes and a no holds barred Q&A, it’s a whole new angle on the world of sex work. Even if it's not your first time with a prostitute, it'll be the funniest! ‘This show cannot be recommended enough’ ***** (FreshAir... 

Breaking the Magicians' Code with Kane & Abel

Breaking the Magicians' Code with Kane & Abel

After 13 years abiding by the magicians’ code of conduct, Kane & Abel will break every rule in the book passed down to them by their grandfather to discover how different their lives could be... 

JJ Whitehead: Fool Disclosure

JJ Whitehead: Fool Disclosure

Globetrotting Comedian Jason John Whitehead returns to the Fringe after a five year walkabout taking his comedy around the world. 'Intensely likeable, seriously funny' (List). 'Blistering one liners... 

Tricnic

Tricnic

Tricnic is a comedy magic show featuring twin magicians Kane and Abel who reject your preconceived notions of the props and common items magic is usually done with and instead perform with food... 

Prey

Prey

One man’s journey to womanhood. This is the story of how a successful businessman cross-dressed to change the way his staff saw him, and ended up totally changing the way he sees the world... 

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

If Dan Willis is targeting the annoying Australian Uncle demographic with his show Australia: A Whinging Pom’s Guide, he’s got it completely spot on.Dan Willis appears to be ‘that Uncle’... 

Ben Champion: Don't Look Down – Free

Ben Champion: Don't Look Down – Free

One man (Ben). One keyboard (Roland). For one week only, TV writer and resident composer with sketch comedy villains Casual Violence (BBC Radio 4 Sketchorama; 'leading the new wave of sketch comedy', Sunday Times), Ben Champion returns to Edinburgh with a compilation of all his best comedy songs so far... 

Strictly Come Trancing Hypnosis Show with Ben Dali

Strictly Come Trancing Hypnosis Show with Ben Dali

Lunchtime is perhaps not the right time for a hypnosis show for adults. Strictly Come Trancing is a show where you can see how it could have been great – if only the sky had been a bit darker and the audience participants a bit tipsier... 

The LipSinkers: Evolution of the Fags

The LipSinkers: Evolution of the Fags

'Utterly leftfield, brilliantly bonkers' ***** (Time Out). London's legendary lip-syncing super-troupe return to Edinburgh for the third year running in an all new alt-drag cabaret spectacular! 'Bloody hell! The LipSinkers are amazing!' (Guardian)... 

Phill Jupitus is Porky the Poet in Apologist Now!

Phill Jupitus is Porky the Poet in Apologist Now!

Phill Jupitus is a performance poet. Who knew? Unfortunately he’s not a very good one. He is a fantastic comedian. His patter between poems is a spot-on and hilarious blend of witty observations and dry punchlines... 

Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap

Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap

Car chases, fan fiction and Westlife are all stories that Danish comedian Sofie Hagen brings to her set with a bubbly personality and fills the room with life with tales of the best thing that ever happened to herThough her repertoire does include the standard sex jokes and relationship dramas, this isn’t the forefront of her performance, instead referencing back to her childhood experiences and mocking the naivety of her younger self... 

The Brendon Burns Show Again

The Brendon Burns Show Again

When Brendon Burns announced last year that he would neither be promoting his Fringe show nor charging for tickets, a few eyebrows were raised. However, on the scale of Burns controversies, this was a relatively minor tremor... 

The Coin-Operated Girl – A Sex Worker’s Real Life Revelations of Frivolous Fornications

The Coin-Operated Girl – A Sex Worker’s Real Life Revelations of Frivolous Fornications

From the star of Audible.com's Slaving Away, Miranda Kane exposes the truth about sex workers, their clients, and all the hilarious, heart-warming and often bizarre moments in her unique career... 

Comedy Manifesto

Comedy Manifesto

Britain's top live political panel show. Hosted by Kate Smurthwaite with team captains Amy Goodchild and Phil Loweth and different special guests every day. ‘There is very little for me to write here... 

Butt Kapinski

Butt Kapinski

From the director of Red Bastard! Think it's a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir fantasia. This funny, filthy, fully interactive ride is riddled with sex, sin and subterfuge, and it's been tearing up North America! ‘I can't remember when I've laughed so hard or so often’ ***** (Calgary Herald)... 

Butt Kapinski

Butt Kapinski

From the director of Red Bastard! Think it's a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir fantasia. This funny, filthy, fully interactive ride is riddled with sex, sin and subterfuge, and it's been tearing up North America! ‘I can't remember when I've laughed so hard or so often’ ***** (Calgary Herald)... 

Christian Reilly: Songs of Insolence

Christian Reilly: Songs of Insolence

Perrier/Chortle award-winning musical comedian with ‘sex, politics and rock’n’roll’ (Scotsman) in the key of grrr. Featuring: Bono on compassionate tax avoidance, Sting on tantric vineyard ownership, Jake Bugg on bong design, tips for fighting Jeremy Clarkson, and the dangers of driving under the influence of liberalism... 

ONEymoon

ONEymoon

Canadian Caroline Bierman coined the phrase 'ONEymoon' and reinvented a long standing social convention. This celebration was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award, Best Solo Show. Audiences join Caroline as her family and friends toast her unusual day and get a sneak peak at her vacation and rise to fame... 

Tiernan Douieb: The World's Full of Idiots, Let's Live in Space

Tiernan Douieb: The World's Full of Idiots, Let's Live in Space

Commander Chris Hadfield said that six months on the International Space Station made him feel a great sense of just how much the world is all one place and we are all one people living together on it... 

The Warwick Revue Present: Sketch Education

The Warwick Revue Present: Sketch Education

A probably funny show featuring more than one sketch. Warwick University's best sketch group are sketching about love, death and other vague but important sounding themes. Watch the show today, and see the stars, talent, and office workers of tomorrow...