Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason's Planet Earth

Luke Rollason is a silly man who made me cry with laughter today. From the opening angler fish routine to the closing end-of-the-world sequence, I was grinning with joy throughout his Planet Earth... 

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Tim Renkow Tries to Punch Down

Tim Renkow insists he’s spent the last decade on the comedy circuit trying to find a social or racial group that he’s NOT able to insult, because that would mean – as a disabled redneck from the Southern States of the USA – he had finally found someone worse off than him... 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix strides on the stage and immediately takes some shots at the easier targets in the front of the audience. It marks an entertaining kick off to a show, which starts and finishes strongly but sinks with an uneven middle section... 

Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop

Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop

There are too many shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With literally thousands to choose from (admittedly mostly about Donald Trump or Brexit), it is increasingly difficult to navigate your way through the experimental theatre and the sketch comedy to find the right niche for you... 

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

A hothouse bursting with dazzling new comedy blooms (metaphorical). Boasting the least traditional of double-act hosts – Thom Tuck and John-Luke Roberts – a swarm of permitted heckles, and a ludicrously over-ambitious booking policy… 

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Feeling pressured by his success last year with The Elvis Dead, Rob Kemp returns with ten(!) shows stuck to a spinning wheel. He'll perform whichever show it stops on. The idiot. Will it be Beatlesjuice? Godzilla with puppets? Something self-referential set in a bookshop? Who knows? Not him, cos the wheel definitely isn't rigged... 

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Do Comedy and Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches

OK. Look. This really wasn't supposed to happen. We were only doing this as a goof. But after six years of sold-out shows and nothing but positive reviews, turns out our dumb show for no one has way broader appeal than we ever imagined... 

Sam Campbell: The Trough

Sam Campbell: The Trough

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues... 

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Jen Brister – Meaningless

Ever wanted to know the meaning of life? No, neither has Jen, she's too busy trying to stop her twins from using her shoes as a toilet. Still, we're only on this planet for a finite time, wouldn't it be good to find a bit of meaning in your otherwise pointless existence? Join Jen as she clutches at all the straws trying to make sense of it all... 

Desiree Mother F*cking Burch

Desiree Mother F*cking Burch

As seen on Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, QI and Have I Got News For You?, comedian Desiree Burch presents her nearly eponymous third stand-up hour... 

Liam Withnail: Homeboy

Liam Withnail: Homeboy

The time of the Straight White Male is over – so where does that leave the straight white men? One of the most exciting comedians in Scotland, Withnail turns his sights towards sexism in a show about society, sex and sausage fests... 

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress)

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress)

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work... 

Tony Law: A Lost Show

Tony Law: A Lost Show

A journey through the side and under-mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come! Under radar fresh for you. Tony doesn’t have the vocabulary or word-learning to express the powerful towering healing depths of the ancient soul unity snap... 

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

The Delightful Sausage: Regeneration Game

Surreal comedy from Yorkshire’s finest, meat-themed double act. Join Chris and Amy in a gag-packed mission to crown their town the City of Culture. Find out what culture is, who’s been secreting it and why that stain won’t wash... 

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown: Lunatic

Alfie Brown is charming and disgusting. His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes... 

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold II (The Iron Pirate)

Comfortably in his forties, award-winning comedian and new dad Wool delves into his back catalogue of material spanning 25 years to perform some of his more subversive routines. Does he still agree with those points of view or has he finally grown up? Plus a little navel gazing tossed in for the arty-farty types because it's the Fringe... 

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Phil Nichol: Your Wronger

Later this year Phil embarks on a national tour of his hit show Your Wrong. Your Wronger, will be a glorious expansion on the same themes that reflect upon, amongst many other things, his big brother Andrew’s severe car accident and the resulting five-week-long coma... 

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig

Yes, big topics are discussed. Her labia, for one. But also shame, sobriety and unrequested sex. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight... 

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The mother and baby show, like you've never seen before! She's tried everything to get back on daytime TV, but she's never gone this far before... Britain's number two in the morning, leopard-clad daytime presenter Olive Hands returns to the Fringe, and this time she thinks she's cracked it! 'Funniest thing I've seen at the Fringe' ***** (BroadwayBaby...