Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour again after his incredible 2018 W… 

Sam Campbell: Companion

Sam Campbell: Companion

If you want to make the finest wine, use the sweetest grape on the vine. 

Alfie Brown: Love

Alfie Brown: Love

A brand new hour of jokes from Alfie Brown; the country’s best non-famous comedian. 

Micky Overman: Bread Week

Micky Overman: Bread Week

What happens when our youthful expectations of love and sex, those formed in the 90s by movies, TV and music get crushed by the realities of adulthood and, in this one case, a terr… 

Ed Night: Faded

Ed Night: Faded

The kid’s back with another hour of lo-fi stand-up comedy to chill or study to. 

Elf Lyons: Raven

Elf Lyons: Raven

Comedy It-girl Elf floats to Fringe with a horrifying comedy show inspired by Stephen King. 

Richard Brown: Horror Show

Richard Brown: Horror Show

Horror in all it’s forms from the brilliant, brutal mind of one of Scotland’s most talented comics. 

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Absolute powershed and regular host of The Guilty Feminist, Jessica Fostekew explores her big strong strength. 

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix has just come back from his first world tour. 

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

Yorkshire’s finest meat-themed double act is back, in an all-new sketch comedy nightmare. 

Olga Koch: If/Then

Olga Koch: If/Then

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Olga Koch is back! Ahead of her BBC Radio 4 special, the acclaimed stand-up tells a love story through the medium of computer programming (which she … 

Luisa Omielan: Work in Progress

Luisa Omielan: Work in Progress

Join Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyonce Do?!, Am I Right Ladies?! and Politics For Bitches) as she tries out some stuff for an upcoming project. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Comic Relief and Comedy Central’s Specials… 

Tiff Stevenson: Mother

Tiff Stevenson: Mother

Mother is Tiff Stevenson’s observation of the many and varied forms that motherhood can take, her material existing in the venn diagram where motherhood and feminism interconnect… 

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Hench is an engaging exploration of female strength in its many forms. 

Christopher Bliss: The Man Who Turns Wives Into Widows

Christopher Bliss: The Man Who Turns Wives Into Widows

Rob Carter’s cult hit creation is back with a glossy revamp of his 2016 debut show. Christopher Bliss is Shropshire’s greatest drivel-merchant. He’s tackled novels, he’s conquered theatre, now he’s back to show you his most ambitious project: live cinema… 

Lauren Pattison : Peachy

Lauren Pattison : Peachy

Following a whirlwind couple of years of awards, nominations, sell-out shows and international touring, Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2017 Lauren Pattison returns to Edinburgh for a one-off performance of her 2018 show, Peachy… 

Dan Clark: Work in Progress

Dan Clark: Work in Progress

Dan Clark, star of BBC Three’s cult hit sitcom How Not To Live Your Life and host of the popular podcast Screen Talk, is dusting off his comedy cape* to perform stand-up for the first time in three years… 

Alison Thea-Skot: Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame

Alison Thea-Skot: Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame

‘The reigning queen of character comedy’ (Evening Standard), Alison Thea-Skot, returns to the Fringe for two nights with her five-star smash-hit show. A high-octane character comedy, featuring a fist-pumping Bon Jovi and a lovelorn Oyster card… 

Joe Zimmerman: Infinite Knowledge

Joe Zimmerman: Infinite Knowledge

In this amazing hour of comedy, Joe will distill what he’s learned about the history of everything and the future of everything, and what it all means. This is the only comedy show in the world that will provide you with the secret you’ve always wanted to know – the meaning of life… 

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald (Hang Ups, Plebs, GameFace, Green Wing) is back in his element, making his long-awaited return to the live comedy arena. A stripped-back, one-man, stand-up comedy show… 

The Hoovering Podcast Live with Jessica Fostekew

The Hoovering Podcast Live with Jessica Fostekew

The podcast all about eating: live. Host Jessica Fostekew (The Guilty Feminist, Cuckoo and Motherland) joins a panel of celebrity guests to share some interesting local grub as well as their funniest and most brilliant stories about scoffing it… 

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: WIP The Hands Have It!

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: WIP The Hands Have It!

Beth Vyse returns as Olive Hands in this work in progress show: The Hands Have It! where she finds herself running for leader of the Western world. What do we want? Hands! When do we want them? Now! ***** (EdFestMag… 

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald Essentially: The Book Tour

Karl Theobald (Hang Ups, Plebs, GameFace, Green Wing) is back in his element, making his long-awaited return to the live comedy arena. A stripped-back, one-man, stand-up comedy show… 

Joe Zimmerman: Infinite Knowledge

Joe Zimmerman: Infinite Knowledge

In this amazing hour of comedy, Joe will distill what he’s learned about the history of everything and the future of everything, and what it all means. This is the only comedy show in the world that will provide you with the secret you’ve always wanted to know – the meaning of life… 

Soup Group!

Soup Group!

Two chefs are meant to be making a soup. But they keep getting distracted and the only thing they stir up is a lot of chaos. Silly physical comedy for all the family from Phil O’Shea (‘utter, delicious nonsense’ (Fest)) and James McIntosh (‘The next Ross Noble’ (Skinny)). 

Ed Gamble: Work in Progress

Ed Gamble: Work in Progress

Hi guys, Ed here. I’m having a year off the Fringe, so instead I am doing a work-in-progress show at the Fringe. Not a clue what it will feature yet, but doubtless it will be a loosey-goosey hour of sweaty horsing around, interspersed with desperately flicking through a notepad… 

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

‘From fearless and funny to heart-stoppingly raw’ (Evening Standard). ‘The stories are awkward, humiliating, awful and hilarious, occasionally shocking but deeply compelling’ (i News)… 

John Hastings: 10 John Hastings I Hate About You

John Hastings: 10 John Hastings I Hate About You

John Hastings is back at the Fringe and has moved out of his regular haunt, the Pleasance Courtyard, to a more homely Monkey Barrel. 

Colt Cabana and John Hastings Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Colt Cabana and John Hastings Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Colt Cabana Is a world-famous wrestler who has wrestled around the world from Dundee to Japan and back including a short, not so successful, run in the WWE as Scotty Goldman. 

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Jen Brister – Under Privilege

Brister presents an hour’s whistle stop tour on the nature of privilege, and how we can stop it creating ‘total bell ends’. 

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

I, John Kearns, and I, Pat Cahill, join hands to present our messy, loving, self-flagellant Off-Broadway show, 110%. We chat, we dance, we do new bits and old, we pause and go again after the interval! Come down and become part of a conversation between two idiots and the rest of their liiiiiives… 

Terry Alderton: Bingo Bango

Terry Alderton: Bingo Bango

‘The comedy thrill of a lifetime’ ***** (Scotsman). ‘A comedian of dizzying inventiveness’ ***** (Times). Edinburgh’s favourite, award-winning, unpredictable comedian is here for outright laughs and you’re invited along for the ride… 

Project X – Alternative Comedy Collective

Project X – Alternative Comedy Collective

Join Project X in welcoming the weird, wacky and the downright hilarious to the stage. Enjoy some of the best home-grown talent from Edinburgh’s alternative comedy institution, Monkey Barrel Comedy Club… 

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical), we present a ludicrous, bountiful plenitude of guests, hosted by an ever-changing line-up of Thom Tuck, John-Luke Roberts and other ACMS favourites… 

Susan Riddell: Duvet Day

Susan Riddell: Duvet Day

‘A Scottish talent on the rise’ (Scotsman). Best Scottish Newcomer nominee and Funny Women runner-up Susan Riddell’s debut show champions laziness in an increasingly manic world. The rising star’s sharp observations and sparkling wit have already been highlighted as a must watch show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival (Scotsman)… 

Ari Eldjárn: Eagle Fire Iron

Ari Eldjárn: Eagle Fire Iron

As seen on Mock the Week. Iceland’s biggest comedian returns to the Fringe after sold-out debut runs in Edinburgh, Melbourne and the Soho Theatre. With multiple accents, voices and a stubborn determination to translate Icelandic material into fluent English, Eagle Fire Iron covers various topics including fatherhood, mindfulness, Icelandic weather, The Avengers and what it’s like to live in a country with a population the size of Coventry… 

Tania Edwards: Don't Mention It

Tania Edwards: Don't Mention It

Amused Moose Best Fringe Show 2018 winner. Award-winning stand-up comedian Tania Edwards explores these emotionally incontinent times and explains why it’s imperative to repress our emotions… 

Rob Kemp – Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer

Rob Kemp – Moonraker 2: Moonrakerer

The closest I get to remembering my dreams are the ideas that occur during the thin veil between sleep and awake, where your mind wanders unimpeded and undirected. This is a collection of those ideas… 

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

Yorkshire’s finest meat-themed double act is back, in an all-new sketch comedy nightmare. This time the perennial bad lads of Icklewick are at Ginster’s Paradise, a holiday camp unlike any other… 

Demi Lardner and Tom Walker: We Musn't

Demi Lardner and Tom Walker: We Musn't

Tom Walker and Demi Lardner are young twin brothers left alone at home. 

Amy Matthews: The Life Aquatic with Amy Matthews

Amy Matthews: The Life Aquatic with Amy Matthews

Amy Matthews blends observational routines with offbeat whimsy, resigning to the absurdity of modern life. So You Think You’re Funny 2018 semi-finalist and BBC New Comedy Award 2018 final 15… 

Demi Lardner and Tom Walker: We Musn't

Demi Lardner and Tom Walker: We Musn't

Tom Walker and Demi Lardner are young twin brothers left alone at home. They mustn’t get up to mischief, for father will be cross. Winner of Director’s Choice Award at Sydney Comedy Festival 2019. 

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Candy Gigi Presents – Friday Night Sinner!

Friday Night Sinner! is a one-woman, horror-comedy musical about a Jewish, sexually repressed, newly-married maniac (stick to what you know). This deluded, narcissistic, unsatisfied and occasionally violent woman has delusions of grandeur and wants to become the biggest star in the universe – or at least in Borehamwood – and spills her guts out to her guests over a highly unconventional Friday night dinner… 

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment

Spencer bought a new looper, but he can’t beatbox. He also bought a drum kit, but he ain’t no drummer. He should be in bed. But he’s an idiot. This could be the worst idea he has ever had… 

Lucy Pearman: Baggage

Lucy Pearman: Baggage

Pearman, an Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Leicester Comedy Awards Best Show nominee, ‘star in the making’ (**** Telegraph) and co-star of BBC Two’s Mister Winner and BAFTA-nominated Herbert Clunkerdunk, just needs to check if the bag is a bit heavy before we can go… 

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner presents his fourth show. He meanders, he loses his track, he overshoots his mark, he drops his glasses, he meets himself coming back, he digresses, he alters direction, he sinks in at the knees, he rolls over like a log, he forgets the drift, he drops someone flat, he exaggerates, oversimplifies, falsifies, evades the issue; he dawdles, he dwindles, he trips over his own feet, he runs away with himself, he implicates others, he misses the point, he ends up at the same place… 

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

Darren Connell: Abandon All Hope

Star of Scot Squad, Darren Connell comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for one night only! Nominated for a BAFTA, Darren is best known for portraying the lovable Bobby Muir on BBC Scotland… 

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben is milleni-ill. He’s in his 30s, nothing has turned out the way he hoped and society now is just folks screaming at each other on Twitter. It’s legit exhausting. A show about anxiety, identity, keeping up with the world and trying better for yourself, join him as he drinks some wine and works out his ridiculous life crap, and tries to come out of it a person… 

Luke Rollason's Infinite Content

Luke Rollason's Infinite Content

Switch on your phones and switch off your brains, as one idiot enters the cloud and puts his mind on a spin cycle for your entertainment. Welcome to a slapstick Black Mirror that is guaranteed to make us all mutual friends… 

Stuart Goldsmith: Primer (WIP)

Stuart Goldsmith: Primer (WIP)

Not a show, but the undercoat, base coat or petticoat of what may one day be a show. Stu ties his hair back like Moana and gets to it. Open-hearted, honest and guaranteed potentially funny… 

The Big Show: Fringe Showcase!

The Big Show: Fringe Showcase!

Edinburgh’s #1 rated comedy club and three-time Scottish Comedy Award winner brings you its pick of the Fringe for the very first time! Showcasing the very best acts from the Monkey Barrel line-up and a few hand-picked favourites from around the Fringe… 

Phil Nichol: Too Much

Phil Nichol: Too Much

The planet is messed up. Society has devolved. Mankind is hopeless. Vegans are right. You can’t punch a fascist. The left are self-righteous morons. Everyone is a selfish prick. I’m a bleeding hypocrite… 

Josh Glanc: Glance You for Having Me

Josh Glanc: Glance You for Having Me

A ‘master of craze ceremony’ **** (Guardian). ‘Absurd and dynamic’ **** (Fest). Don’t miss the exciting Aussie oddball after his smash-hit last year. Winner: Best Comedy, Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award. 

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson (as seen on BBC1) brings his hotly anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. ‘A rising star’ (Metro). ‘Elegantly crafted. Hilarious.’ (Scotsman). ‘A bleak, existential cry about the mundane futility of existence… 

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks, examines conduct (in the media, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually). I’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice… 

Angelos Epithemiou: Can I Just Show You What I've Got?

Angelos Epithemiou: Can I Just Show You What I've Got?

Angelos is up in Edinburgh to do his stuff and to stand in front of people for about 13 days, maybe more if he can get time off at the stables. Come and see him talk and prepare his speech for the UN. 

Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

A completely unique, side-splittingly hilarious walk of Edinburgh’s Old Town with local comedian Daniel Downie that promises to be more hysterical than historical. You’ll learn everything you need to know about Edinburgh and everything you didn’t want to know about Daniel! ‘A star definitely on the rise at the moment with material totally on the pulse… 

Tom Ballard: Enough

Tom Ballard: Enough

Best Show Nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016. Best Show Winner, Sydney Comedy Festival 2017. Top 3 Best Reviewed Comedy Shows, Edinburgh Fringe 2017. As heard on The Bugle. Tom spent 2018 hosting his own late-night satirical TV show, Tonightly with Tom Ballard, and watching the neo-liberal order continue to destroy our collective future… 

Luke McQueen: Bad

Luke McQueen: Bad

Critically acclaimed, maverick of the Fringe and victim of The Luke McQueen pilots (BBC Three) returns to perform his fifth solo show. I’m so confident that nobody will read this….. 

Rosco McClelland – Magic Belly

Rosco McClelland – Magic Belly

When you get a new worst day of your life, it’s time to tell everyone about the second worst! A show about discovering the magic in your belly. Star of BBC Scotland’s Up For It and Scottish Comedian of the Year 2016 brings a new show to the Fringe… 

Pat Cahill: Uncle Len Needs a New Part for His Hoover

Pat Cahill: Uncle Len Needs a New Part for His Hoover

Old new act, Pat Cahill, brings another hour of his confused neo-music hall stupidity to the Fringe. Expect earworms, knee ants and eye mice as he gently impresses you in the afternoon with a bit of singing, a bit of stand-up and a bit of dancing… 

Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law Identifies the elements and as Canadian, Trinidadian, Celt, Anglo-Saxon, Viking, guy, working class, and autodidact. This show is a comedy show and it is original and funnier than all the other shows in Edinburgh if you are smart and funny… 

Ahir Shah: Dots

Ahir Shah: Dots

Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ahir Shah returns to the Fringe with a new hour of funny and good stand-up. Shah’s most recent show, Duffer, was performed to packed houses and critical acclaim at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, followed by a sold-out run in London’s West End, and a UK and international tour… 

Donald Alexander: The Great

Donald Alexander: The Great

Scottish Comedy Award winner Donald Alexander is back with more long-limbed and surreal stand up. Lanky Don was on the telly (The Comedy Underground, BBC Two) doing stand-up and stretching this year… 

Shivani Thussu: Prefer Not to Say

Shivani Thussu: Prefer Not to Say

You make around 30,000 decisions every day, so you probably know what you like, to be fair. But how do you know what you like and why do you even like it? Award-winning writer-performer Shivani Thussu’s debut hour of character comedy is set in a focus group that goes too far… 

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live at the Apollo. Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being totally unique and completely fearless, her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft… 

Bobby Mair: Cockroach

Bobby Mair: Cockroach

He’s survived adoption, both his moms dying, mental breakdowns, addiction and getting diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Can anything kill Bobby Mair? Cockroach is an hour of dark, gut-wrenching stand-up from one of the best comedians in the country… 

Krystal Evans: Fishnets

Krystal Evans: Fishnets

Krystal Evans is a newcomer on the Scottish comedy scene and has quickly established herself as “one to watch” mostly because she steals drinks. Let Krystal serenade you for 30 minutes with her dry sarcasm and toasty sass… 

Alfie Brown: Imagination

Alfie Brown: Imagination

This is a brand-new hour from Alfie Brown about family, friendship and inherited belief. Truly subversive and almost torridly honest, Alfie is a room-distilling comedian whose last hit show had sold-out runs in Edinburgh, at Soho Theatre and on tour… 

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix has just come back from his first world tour. He’s working up new material for his latest hour so come and see his new show take shape… 

Stuart Laws Is All In

Stuart Laws Is All In

Acclaimed stand-up (and the UK’s foremost gilet apologist) Stuart Laws reflects on the day his life changed forever when he risked everything in a Vegas poker tournament. A show about making difficult decisions, choosing different paths and gettin’ jiggy wit’ it… 

Olga Koch: If/Then

Olga Koch: If/Then

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Olga Koch is back! Ahead of her BBC Radio 4 special, the acclaimed stand-up tells a love story through the medium of computer programming (which she studied at university, and, like, barely ever brings up)… 

Liam Withnail: Homecoming

Liam Withnail: Homecoming

The award-winning Fringe favourite is back with a brand-new hour of his trademark thoughtful, exciting comedy. Three weeks in Japan with his wife – what could go wrong? Amused Moose Best Fringe Show nominee 2018… 

Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

Zoë has been on hiatus. Sort of. For the past six years, she’s been a terrible male comedian with a neckbeard called Dave, winning stacks of awards and tons of great reviews. Whatever… 

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean: Work in Progress

Kiri Pritchard-Mclean: Work in Progress

Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News For You, The Russell Howard Hour) is working up a new show. It’s all new jokes and it’s probably about empathy, which you might have to have cos she hasn’t got an end yet. 

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live at the Apollo. 

Simon Talbot: Work in Progress

Simon Talbot: Work in Progress

One of the biggest comedy stars in Denmark, Simon Talbot comes to the Fringe with some work-in-progress shows. 

Ahir Shah: Dots

Ahir Shah: Dots

Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ahir Shah returns to the Fringe with a new hour of funny and good stand-up. 

Simon Talbot: Work in Progress

Simon Talbot: Work in Progress

One of the biggest comedy stars in Denmark, Simon Talbot comes to the Fringe with some work-in-progress shows. 

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Jamali Maddix: Work in Progress

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix has just come back from his first world tour. 

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

Lou Sanders: Say Hello to Your New Step-Mummy

Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks, examines conduct (in the media, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually).