Microscope: Live

Microscope: Live

Join Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Mat Ewins (Harry Hill’s Clubnite, Live from the BBC) and double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns (8 Out of 10 Cats, Guessable) as the… 

Chris Thorburn's Monday Mash-Up Meltdown

Chris Thorburn's Monday Mash-Up Meltdown

An hour of ill-advised mash-ups and remixes. 

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

110% John Kearns and Pat Cahill

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns and critically acclaimed nonsense merchant Pat Cahill present their messy, loving, self-flagellant Off-Broadway show. 

Amy Gledhill: The Girl Before The Girl You Marry

Amy Gledhill: The Girl Before The Girl You Marry

Intranet sensation Amy Gledhill (1/3 of cult double act The Delightful Sausage) makes her Fringe debut with a show about resilience and dancing. 

Aurie Styla and Friends

Aurie Styla and Friends

ComedyMania UK, in association with Monkey Barrel Comedy presents Aurie Styla and Friends. 

Ian Smith: Talking and Shouting

Ian Smith: Talking and Shouting

Multi award-winning comedian and critically acclaimed loud Northerner Ian Smith (as heard on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show – and seen on Comedy Central Live) retur… 

Sam Campbell: Comedy Show

Sam Campbell: Comedy Show

Warning: I want to be worldwide performer. I hope you do not mind but this show will pretty much just involve me going up there and being nice with it.  

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

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

Angelos is here standing in front of people for about seven days, maybe more if he can get time off at the stables. 

Gigless Live

Gigless Live

Lockdown phenomenon Gigless goes live! New material from your favourite comedians, as always, presided over by Catherine Bohart, Helen Bauer and Andrew White. 

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Catherine Bohart loves control, hates change and is a serial planner. 

The Big Show: Monkey Barrel Comedy's Fringe Showcase 2022!

The Big Show: Monkey Barrel Comedy's Fringe Showcase 2022!

Edinburgh’s best-rated, award-winning comedy club welcomes back last year’s sold-out Fringe showcase for 2022! A new line-up every night showcasing the very best acts from the Monk… 

Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

Mountebank Comedy Walk of Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s hysterical, historical, and completely original comedy walking tour will take you through the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town with comic inspiration coming from… 

The LOL Word

The LOL Word

Love queer comedy? Bored of cis male comedians? Don’t worry, the queer women, trans and non-binary stand-up sensation is back with another epically gay show featuring incredible LG… 

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Despite what Catherine Bohart tells us in This Isn’t For You, she is more emotionally articulate than she gives herself credit for. 

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Larry Dean: Fudnut

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and star of Live at the Apollo returns with a brand new hour of ‘confessional storytelling at its funniest’ ***** (Herald). 

Josie Long: Re-Enchantment

Josie Long: Re-Enchantment

‘After defeat, re-enchantment is necessary’, said Lola Olufemi. 

Sofie Hagen: Fat Jokes

Sofie Hagen: Fat Jokes

From dealing with video testimonies of love from superfans to the vilest of far-right vitriol that can be spat in 280 characters and all whilst dealing with the life of a comedian,… 

Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow

If it isn’t your old internet friend, Dr Giggles. 

Stuart Goldsmith: A Shared Illusion (WIP)

Stuart Goldsmith: A Shared Illusion (WIP)

A new work in progress from the host of The Comedian’s Comedian podcast. 

Sunil Patel: Faster Horses

Sunil Patel: Faster Horses

‘If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses’ (Henry Ford). 

Jessica Fostekew: Wench

Jessica Fostekew: Wench

A new show about private things, public things and trying to wrap your big sexy arms around time to keep it still. 

Norris and Parker: Sirens

Norris and Parker: Sirens

Let Piscean comedy duo Norris and Parker lure you into their fever dream for a surreal hour of wild, nautical madness. 

Lauren Pattison: It Is What It Is

Lauren Pattison: It Is What It Is

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Lauren is back with a brand-new show. 

Zach Zucker: Spectacular Industry Showcase

Zach Zucker: Spectacular Industry Showcase

Winner: Comedian’s Comedian Award, Chortle Awards (2020). 

Jack Barry: Don't Happy Be Worry

Jack Barry: Don't Happy Be Worry

Hot piece of ass Barry rises from the ashes of the pandemic to heal your soul like a hearty dose of medicinal magic mushrooms. 

Tom Ward: Anthem

Tom Ward: Anthem

It’s a loud and rowdy Saturday night at Monkey Barrel. 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Home Truths

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Home Truths

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back and a lot has happened over the last few years. 

Jordan Brookes: This Is Just What Happens

Jordan Brookes: This Is Just What Happens

What do you do when the end of the world finally comes and you realise it’s going to happen slowly and boringly? No sudden meteor strike. 

Tony Law: A Now Begin in Again

Tony Law: A Now Begin in Again

Neanderthal Canadian Trinidadian Norn Iron loon Law brings his half-baked thoughts on the last couple of years and a little time travel to boot. 

Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s complications. 

The Delightful Sausage: Nowt but Sea

The Delightful Sausage: Nowt but Sea

The biggest-titted Edinburgh Best Show nominees return in their darkest-ever adventure. 

Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man

Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man

Does emotion help us make moral judgments? Alfie will address this question using jokes. 

Pierre Novellie: Why Can't I Just Enjoy Things?

Pierre Novellie: Why Can't I Just Enjoy Things?

Before the plague and WW3 I was a chortling, apple-cheeked blacksmith and now I am a scowling wretch in a tattered cloak. 

Olga Koch: Just Friends

Olga Koch: Just Friends

Olga Koch is winning at life and she wants us to know it. 

John-Luke Roberts: A World Just Like Our Own, But...

John-Luke Roberts: A World Just Like Our Own, But...

There’s a world just like our own, but there isn’t a word for sand. 

Alexander Bennett: Lithe in Edinburgh (WIP)

Alexander Bennett: Lithe in Edinburgh (WIP)

People of Edinburgh, I have dearly missed you. 

Soup Group

Soup Group

Two chefs are making a soup. 

Monkey Barrel Comedy presents The Chuck Wagon Chuckle with Dusty Rambusky featuring Project X

Monkey Barrel Comedy presents The Chuck Wagon Chuckle with Dusty Rambusky featuring Project X

Monkey Barrel Comedy’s alternative comedy night, Project X presents, all the way from Tennessee (US of America), The Chuck Wagon Chuckle with Dusty Rambusky! Join Dusty and his ban… 

Sam Campbell: Companion

Sam Campbell: Companion

Listen here. 

Alex Kealy: Monopoly (Work in Progress)

Alex Kealy: Monopoly (Work in Progress)

‘Rising star of the British stand-up scene’ (List). 

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications. 

Hannah Platt and Erika Ehler: Work In Progress

Hannah Platt and Erika Ehler: Work In Progress

Hannah and Erika are two of the most exciting rising stars on the comedy scene. 

Stuart Laws: Putting Zoo

Stuart Laws: Putting Zoo

Stuart is an observational comedian who doesn’t fully understand what he’s observed. 

This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

Looking for justice? ‘Cos we’ve plenty of it. 

Christian Brighty: Playboy (WIP)

Christian Brighty: Playboy (WIP)

Emperor clown Christian Brighty presents an absurd love letter to play, romance and stupidity. 

George Fox and Chris Thorburn: Work In Progress

George Fox and Chris Thorburn: Work In Progress

For one week only, George Fox and Chris Thorburn are bringing their award-winning comedy off the internet and back to the Monkey Barrel stage for their work-in-progress stand-up sh… 

Stephen Buchanan and Liam Withnail (WIP)

Stephen Buchanan and Liam Withnail (WIP)

Stephen Buchanan (BBC New Comedy Award, Scottish Comedian of the Year) and Liam Withnail (Amused Moose Winner for Outstanding Show, Scottish Compere of the Year) are back and rarin… 

Amy Matthews and Krystal Evans (WIP)

Amy Matthews and Krystal Evans (WIP)

There was a comment made in an article in the Edinburgh Evening News just before the Fringe began about how, after the amount of time comedians have had to prepare for the 2021 Fri… 

Julia Masli: CHOOSH! (WIP)

Julia Masli: CHOOSH! (WIP)

A 45-minute experiment in silliness depths. 

Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Multi-award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show) presents some new ideas (and some old ones) through a mixture of theatrical techniques, such… 

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird (WIP)

Luke Rollason: Bowerbird (WIP)

A ‘gut-bustingly funny’ (**** (List)) thing in a turtleneck gives you a makeover for the interior design of your mind. 

Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man (WIP)

Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man (WIP)

Does emotion help us make moral judgements? Alfie Brown is performing a work-in-progress show (which are often a lot more fun) that will attempt to answer this question. 

Liam Withnail and Marc Jennings (WIP)

Liam Withnail and Marc Jennings (WIP)

Two award-winning comedians premier their latest routines after a year inside. 

Bobby Mair: Cockroach (WIP)

Bobby Mair: Cockroach (WIP)

Cockroach is an hour of dark, gut-wrenching stand-up from one of the best comedians in the country. 

Alex Kealy: Monopoly (Work in Progress)

Alex Kealy: Monopoly (Work in Progress)

‘Rising star of the British stand-up scene’ (List). 

Harriet Kemsley: Secrets (WIP)

Harriet Kemsley: Secrets (WIP)

Fed up with being told how to look and behave since she was a teenager, Harriet is taking a long hard squint at the beauty industry through her two remaining false eye lashes. 

Pierre Novellie: The South African Variant (WIP)

Pierre Novellie: The South African Variant (WIP)

After almost two years off duty, award-winning stand-up Pierre Novellie is back at the Fringe and ready to perform to whoever else is willing to leave the house. 

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

Garrett Millerick: Sports (WIP)

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications. 

The Big Show from Monkey Barrel Comedy

The Big Show from Monkey Barrel Comedy

The Big Show returns to the Fringe! Monkey Barrel Comedy’s top-rated, sell-out weekend extravaganza is on every night at 22:15 (not 12th), with a top mixed-bill line-up each even… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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 fi… 

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. 

The Hoovering Podcast Live with Jessica Fostekew

The Hoovering Podcast Live with Jessica Fostekew

The podcast all about eating: live. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

Pope’s Addiction Clinic

‘From fearless and funny to heart-stoppingly raw’ (Evening Standard). 

Soup Group!

Soup Group!

Two chefs are meant to be making a soup. 

Ed Gamble: Work in Progress

Ed Gamble: Work in Progress

Hi guys, Ed here. 

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%. 

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. 

Terry Alderton: Bingo Bango

Terry Alderton: Bingo Bango

‘The comedy thrill of a lifetime’ ***** (Scotsman). 

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-Luk… 

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 Mon… 

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 B… 

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. 

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). 

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award winner presents his fourth show. 

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. 

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 a… 

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment

Spencer bought a new looper, but he can’t beatbox. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Tania Edwards: Don't Mention It

Tania Edwards: Don't Mention It

Amused Moose Best Fringe Show 2018 winner. 

Ari Eldjárn: Eagle Fire Iron

Ari Eldjárn: Eagle Fire Iron

As seen on Mock the Week. 

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben Verth: Sh*tegeist

Ben is milleni-ill. 

Susan Riddell: Duvet Day

Susan Riddell: Duvet Day

‘A Scottish talent on the rise’ (Scotsman). 

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson: Mr. November

Stuart McPherson (as seen on BBC1) brings his hotly anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. 

Tom Ballard: Enough

Tom Ballard: Enough

Best Show Nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016. 

Donald Alexander: The Great

Donald Alexander: The Great

Scottish Comedy Award winner Donald Alexander is back with more long-limbed and surreal stand up. 

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. 

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. 

Bobby Mair: Cockroach

Bobby Mair: Cockroach

He’s survived adoption, both his moms dying, mental breakdowns, addiction and getting diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. 

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. 

Alfie Brown: Imagination

Alfie Brown: Imagination

This is a brand-new hour from Alfie Brown about family, friendship and inherited belief. 

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. 

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. 

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’. 

Liam Withnail: Homecoming

Liam Withnail: Homecoming

The award-winning Fringe favourite is back with a brand-new hour of his trademark thoughtful, exciting comedy. 

Shivani Thussu: Prefer Not to Say

Shivani Thussu: Prefer Not to Say

Do you have an opinion? Because we’d love to hear it! Shivani Thussu’s debut hour is set in a focus group that goes too far. 

Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law: Identifies

Tony Law identifies as a hominid. 

Josh Glanc: Glance You for Having Me

Josh Glanc: Glance You for Having Me

A ‘master of craze ceremony’ **** (Guardian). 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Phil Nichol: Too Much

Phil Nichol: Too Much

The planet is messed up. 

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

Jessica Fostekew: Hench

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

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). 

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. 

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. 

Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

Zoë Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

Zoë has been on hiatus. 

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. 

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… 

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.