David McIver: Wild Horses (Work in Progress)

David McIver: Wild Horses (Work in Progress)

When I am on stage performing stand-up comedy I feel like a wild horse galloping through the plains of Ohio, the wind running through my mane, the hot sun shining down on my sturdy… 

Laurie Black: Deadly Synths

Laurie Black: Deadly Synths

Award-winning Laurie Black has officially sold out. 

Steffen Haanes: The Master

Steffen Haanes: The Master

Beware, Edinburgh – Steffen Hånes returns as The Master to terrify and delight those brave enough to enter his spooky lair. 

Phil Green: Guilt

Phil Green: Guilt

After a silly childhood game accidentally put his sister in hospital 30 years ago, Phil tries to figure out how to process guilt, what makes us carry it, and why he ended up living… 

10,000 Digits of Pi

10,000 Digits of Pi

‘This guy will do anything for a laugh, and it works’ **** (FringeToronto. 

Try Not to Worry About It, Death Comes to Us All

Try Not to Worry About It, Death Comes to Us All

In the last few years, poet, performer and slam champion Jonathan Kinsman has lost two grandfathers, a great aunt, a cat and his sanity. 

Markus Birdman – We Are All in the Gutter, but Some of Us Are Looking at the Gutter

Markus Birdman – We Are All in the Gutter, but Some of Us Are Looking at the Gutter

Candid and hilarious new stand-up hour, talking about who I am, in an era where people are really keen to hear about who you are, so long as who you are is something they want to h… 

Milo Standards: Penis de Milo

Milo Standards: Penis de Milo

The (drag) king of comedy is back. 

Jay Handley – Forty

Jay Handley – Forty

Newly middle-aged comedian Jay Handley attempts to imbue the crossing of an arbitrary chronological boundary with a profundity it can’t hope to warrant. 

Sam Dodgshon's Memory is Full

Sam Dodgshon's Memory is Full

Sam Dodgshon has been collecting photos. 

Dan Lees: Vinyl Reflections

Dan Lees: Vinyl Reflections

Award-winning alternative comedian Dan Lees brings his brand new show to the Fringe. 

Jessica Aszkenasy: BRA SHOW (WIP)

Jessica Aszkenasy: BRA SHOW (WIP)

An “alternative comedy” show about bras, more specifically about not being able to find the right one. 

Joe Wells – Daddy Autism

Joe Wells – Daddy Autism

Joe and his wife want to have a baby. 

Philip Simon: Shall I Compere Thee in a Funny Way?

Philip Simon: Shall I Compere Thee in a Funny Way?

His crowdwork videos have consistently gone viral all over social media (@PhilipsComedy) so join this award-winning MC and comedian for a hilarious mix of brand-new jokes and witty… 

Patrick Spicer: Hammock (WIP)

Patrick Spicer: Hammock (WIP)

A perfectly crafted hour of perfectly work-in-progress stand-up comedy from Patrick Spicer (as seen on Channel 4, BBC Two, 60k+ followers online). 

Will Rowland: Masterpiece in Progress

Will Rowland: Masterpiece in Progress

The New Comedian of the Year finalist and co-creator of Crizards (**** (Guardian)) uncurls from his sleeping spot in the airing cupboard to ponder life’s most pressing issues: the … 

The Ritual

The Ritual

Prepare yourselves! Steffen Hånes returns as The Master, together with his loyal servant Gregory Lass as Gregor, to conduct The Ritual once again. 

Adrian Minkowicz: Latin America

Adrian Minkowicz: Latin America

Adrian is an Argentinian comedian based in New York and Oslo. 

The Basement Entertainer

The Basement Entertainer

Katelyn locked herself in a basement years ago, oops. 

David Alnwick's 'Necromancer: The VHS Game'

David Alnwick's 'Necromancer: The VHS Game'

Inspired by 90s VHS horror board games, can you beat the Necromancer? ‘Pure horror… Pushing the boundaries of magic as a genre’ ***** (WorldMagicReview. 

Fiona Ridgewell: Believable (WIP)

Fiona Ridgewell: Believable (WIP)

Fiona Ridgewell, winner of the Edinburgh Comedy-ish Award 2023 with her show No-Nonsense and nominee for Best Debut Show at LCF 2020 with her show Contender, brings new jokes to th… 

Caitriona Dowden is Holier Than Thou

Caitriona Dowden is Holier Than Thou

As a lapsed Catholic obsessed with medieval history, Caitriona spends a lot of time thinking about saints. 

Rob Copland: Gimme (One With Everything)

Rob Copland: Gimme (One With Everything)

Gimme the thrills, gimme the spills, gimme a man with a microphone in his hand and careless abandon in his heart, gimme the winner of the Comedians Choice Award for Best Show, gimm… 

Beautiful Magicians Club presents Battle Magic Cabaret

Beautiful Magicians Club presents Battle Magic Cabaret

What do you get when you mix rap battles cabaret, and an open mic, and then throw in the title of Cabaret God with an audience vote? Top Fringe cabaret stars try out their new mate… 

Bryony Byrne: A Clown Tries to Write a Play (WIP)

Bryony Byrne: A Clown Tries to Write a Play (WIP)

Bryony’s done with clowning. 

David Alnwick: Secret Magic Show

David Alnwick: Secret Magic Show

Fast-paced comedy magic. 

The Town Cryer

The Town Cryer

Brooke Finegold is masterful in her hour of live poetry, spoken word and stand up comedy. 

Marcus Megastar: Live and Controversial

Marcus Megastar: Live and Controversial

‘Like an O2 concert on a budget!’ (Miss Hope Springs). 

Serial Killer Cabaret

Serial Killer Cabaret

Notorious for their crimes, what if the likes of Charles Manson turned their “talents” towards showbiz? Hosted by Lucifer themself, this cabaret promises to thrill and entertain au… 

Mark Dean Quinn: Is This Enough

Mark Dean Quinn: Is This Enough

Is this enough? ‘A fascinating, poignant and extremely entertaining study in deadpan tragicomedy’ (ExeuntMagazine.com). ‘Unlike anything else on the Fringe’ (TheReviewsHub.com). 

Fiona Ridgewell: No-Nonsense

Fiona Ridgewell: No-Nonsense

The debut hour from Fiona Ridgewell. 

Dillis

Dillis

Brianna Ahlmark saves a horse in under four hours with a gun in her mouth. 

David McIver: Small Boy Trapped in a Wellness Retreat

David McIver: Small Boy Trapped in a Wellness Retreat

It is genuinely difficult to keep track of all the wellness tips that you’re supposed to follow to have a healthy body and mind. 

Danny Ward: A Ward Winning!

Danny Ward: A Ward Winning!

Mark Simmons’ tour support, co-host of the Jokes podcast, BT Sport personality, award-winning comedian and documentary filmmaker, Danny is the undisputed champion of the Ward! A br… 

What the Thunder Said

What the Thunder Said

When the particulars of your bespoke Waste Land reveal themselves, the least we can hope for is some practical advice in language we can understand… One woman’s encounter with TS… 

Obie: Scottish Comedian Extraordinaire

Obie: Scottish Comedian Extraordinaire

The most Scottish comedian in history, John ‘Obie’ O’Brien, performing twice daily at the Fringe. 

A Retrospection

A Retrospection

Claire Woolner, LA-based absurdist comedian, blows hard on the edges of performance art and swims into surrealist clown. 

Shall I Compere Thee in a Funny Way?

Shall I Compere Thee in a Funny Way?

His crowd-work videos have consistently gone viral all over social media, so join one of the UK’s leading circuit MCs and award-winning comedians for a hilarious mix of brand-new j… 

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Burnham meets Boosh. 

David Alnwick: Necromancer

David Alnwick: Necromancer

Inspired by 90s VHS horror board games, can you beat the Necromancer? ‘Scary, especially for the easily frightened. 

Heidi Regan: Finding an Inner Peace That All Your Friends Will Envy

Heidi Regan: Finding an Inner Peace That All Your Friends Will Envy

Join me as I put the fun back into searching for meaning in a chaotic universe, if we agree to spell universe as ‘fun-iverse’ which I believe we agreed to. 

Dave Bibby: Baby Dinosaur

Dave Bibby: Baby Dinosaur

Dave Bibby, ‘madcap musical-character-sketch comedy pioneer’ (BroadwayWorld. 

Adrián Minkowicz: Brown Privilege III

Adrián Minkowicz: Brown Privilege III

For they last part of his trilogy about (de)colonisation, Adrian travelled to Ecuador to experience the life of some of the original inhabitants of the American continent. 

Joe Wells: King of the Autistics

Joe Wells: King of the Autistics

Rise up against your neurotypical overlords! ‘One of my favourite comics’ (Frankie Boyle). 

Phil Green: Four Weddings and a Breakdown

Phil Green: Four Weddings and a Breakdown

After attending four weddings from four different generations last year, Phil finally figures out the reasons behind his breakdown a decade ago. 

Ruth Hunter: The Ruth is on Fire

Ruth Hunter: The Ruth is on Fire

Ruth Hunter (So You Think You’re Funny first runner-up, skin owner and Irish person) presents a new show of fun, spooky and very good stand-up comedy. 

Jay Handley – The White Jesus Chronicles

Jay Handley – The White Jesus Chronicles

Jay Handley performs an hour of material cherry-picked from his last three shows in a deft response to being creatively bereft. 

Our Anxious Measurements

Our Anxious Measurements

Measurements give power to research and understanding, but how do they fare against human anxiety? No metric is safe in Dean Tsang’s exploration of expectations placed on us and th… 

Kate Smurthwaite: Fire Snake

Kate Smurthwaite: Fire Snake

Kate Smurthwaite invites us to contemplate whether being foot soldiers in the death march of disaster capitalism is really as much fun as we hoped. 

Dan Lees: The Vinyl Countdown

Dan Lees: The Vinyl Countdown

Award-winning alternative comedian Dan Lees brings forgotten album covers back to life. 

Where's Your Head At?

Where's Your Head At?

Faye Treacy’s highly anticipated new show (Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, as featured on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three). 

Jodie Mitchell and Hannah Platt: Thanks for Sharing

Jodie Mitchell and Hannah Platt: Thanks for Sharing

Split hour of stand-up from rising stars ‘brilliant. 

2022 Greek Comedian of the Year – George Zacharopoulos

2022 Greek Comedian of the Year – George Zacharopoulos

Award-winning comedy from the reigning title holder since 2018. 

Robert Garnham, Yay!

Robert Garnham, Yay!

Robert is a poet. 

The Laughienda Comedy Club

The Laughienda Comedy Club

Manchester’s award-winning free comedy club comes to Edinburgh for the first time! From the scene that produced the likes of Peter Kay and Johnny Vegas comes four rising stars, e… 

Harmon Leon in The Jokes Saved My Soul

Harmon Leon in The Jokes Saved My Soul

NYC comedian Harmon Leon (VICE) lives a double life. 

MaX-XiM

MaX-XiM

Zaibatxu presents: MaX-XiM. 

The Fat Penguin Late Show

The Fat Penguin Late Show

Jay Handley blows off steam in a show heavy on audience interaction. 

Kate Smurthwaite: Humanity's Last Hope

Kate Smurthwaite: Humanity's Last Hope

Award-winning comedian and activist Kate Smurthwaite takes one last long shot at saving us all from global fascist-led environmental Armageddon. 

This Is Not Therapy

This Is Not Therapy

Think you’re the only one who’s making it up as you go along? You’re not. 

Phil Green: 90s Boy – Blair, the Lovegun and Me

Phil Green: 90s Boy – Blair, the Lovegun and Me

Remember the 90s or want to find out what the hell was going on then? Do you have a non-typical brain or know someone who does? Then you’ll want to join South East New Comedian fin… 

Aural Picnic

Aural Picnic

Aural Picnic: Fill your ears with tasty tales. 

Danny Ward – You Get What You Pay For

Danny Ward – You Get What You Pay For

As seen on BT Sport’s DIY Pundit, the Amused Moose Comedy Award winner Danny Ward returns to Edinburgh with his seventh solo show. 

Fan/Girl

Fan/Girl

It’s 1998. 

Sooz Kempner: PlayStation

Sooz Kempner: PlayStation

Twitter sensation Sooz (BBC Radio 4, BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live) got a PlayStation, the first adult console, in 1998 and finally felt grown-up. 

White Jesus: Ascension

White Jesus: Ascension

Jay Handley wrestles with concepts beyond the reach of his intellect but within that of his vain, grasping ego. 

Paul Richards: My Function Band Hell

Paul Richards: My Function Band Hell

Paul Richards literally can’t stop drumming; he’s performed all over the world, from huge gigs in China to grotty working men’s clubs, posh corporate gigs to the whole of the UK to… 

Mary O'Connell: There's Something Wrong With Mary (WIP)

Mary O'Connell: There's Something Wrong With Mary (WIP)

Mary O’Connell is conflicted: she hates capitalism but she loves to shop. 

Viggo Venn: Club Comedian

Viggo Venn: Club Comedian

Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn has moved to London to follow his life-long dream of becoming a British comedian! ‘Viggo is Norwegian’ (EdFestMag. 

Ruth Hunter and the Ruth-hunter

Ruth Hunter and the Ruth-hunter

There is something living in Ruth’s hallway cupboard. 

Joe Wells: I Am Autistic

Joe Wells: I Am Autistic

Joe is not a “person with comedy”; he’s a comedian. 

Sam Nicoresti: Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture

Sam Nicoresti: Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture

Zany music and a psychedelic multimedia screen await the audience as we take our seats for Sam Nicoresti’s show Cancel Anti Wokeflake Snow Culture. 

Man With a Guitar Plays Story Songs

Man With a Guitar Plays Story Songs

Gecko’s playful story-songs will take you on a journey via ignored characters in Italian renaissance paintings, pig outlaws and tooth fairy admin. 

Tamer Kattan – An Alien from New York

Tamer Kattan – An Alien from New York

An award-winning comedian from NYC fell in love with a woman online. 

Markus Birdman – The Bearable Heaviness of Nearly Not Being

Markus Birdman – The Bearable Heaviness of Nearly Not Being

The award-winning comedian returns with his 15th solo show. 

Ali Brice: I Tried To Be Funny, But You Weren't Looking

Ali Brice: I Tried To Be Funny, But You Weren't Looking

Ali Brice is embracing life after almost losing it. 

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege II

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege II

After the success of Brown Privilege, the Argentinean comedian will keep exploring the colonization of the American continent plus vaccines, Ukraine, Prince Andrew and travels to M… 

Ash Pryce: Ghosts

Ash Pryce: Ghosts

Paranormal illusions, spooky magic and ghostly goings in the underground vaults of Edinburgh. 

Insanitised

Insanitised

Four stand-ups, fresh from their successful run at this year’s Brighton Fringe, make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut. 

From Russia With No Love

From Russia With No Love

Come to hear hilarious stories from a Russian girl living abroad and be sure they will make you laugh! This witty show about love struggles and immigrant life by Olga Pavlova, a Ru… 

Late and Lovely

Late and Lovely

A late-night show that doesn’t reward you for being a bit of a prick? That’s us. 

From Russia With No Love

From Russia With No Love

Come to hear hilarious stories from a Russian girl living abroad and be sure they will make you laugh! This witty show about love struggles and immigrant life by Olga Pavlova, a Ru… 

90s Boy: Blair, the Lovegun and Me

90s Boy: Blair, the Lovegun and Me

A work-in-progress stand-up comedy show from South East New Comedian 2019 and Max Turner Prize 2021 finalist Phil Green. 

The Flop: A Band of Idiots

The Flop: A Band of Idiots

60 minutes, 12 notes and three idiots. 

Burt Williamson: I Haven't Heard of You Either

Burt Williamson: I Haven't Heard of You Either

The ‘absurd and excellent’ (RifeMagazine. 

Harmon Leon in Ironic (Not Ironic)

Harmon Leon in Ironic (Not Ironic)

NYC comedian Harmon Leon brings you a show about lost love, irony and obscure Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall. 

David Alnwick's Nightmare Magic

David Alnwick's Nightmare Magic

A ghost story told with magic. 

Kate Smurthwaite: The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi

Kate Smurthwaite: The Last Mayor of Fihalhohi

Gangsters, attempted murder and actual sharks? Award-winning comedian and TV writer Kate Smurthwaite tells the most mind-blowing lockdown story you’ll ever hear. 

Homer to Hip Hop: A History of Spoken Word

Homer to Hip Hop: A History of Spoken Word

A fun and fascinating tour of the oral tradition and the poetic movements that have shaped history presented by a former National Poetry Slam Champion. 

Punkanary Comedy Cinema

Punkanary Comedy Cinema

Screening the best quick-fire sketches and shorts by the next big undiscovered talents. 

Danny Ward: Danny's Got Talent

Danny Ward: Danny's Got Talent

Following a short run at The London Palladium I return to the Fringe for the 10th time. 

Jack Barry: Alien

Jack Barry: Alien

Your best friend (and acclaimed stand-up) Jack Barry is worried about you. 

Dominic Frisby: Libertarian Love Songs

Dominic Frisby: Libertarian Love Songs

From ‘mercurially witty’ (Spectator) creator of YouTube smash 17 Million F*ck Offs – A Song About Brexit come comic songs, stories and stand-up for people who think the governmen… 

Peter Brush: Present. Tense.

Peter Brush: Present. Tense.

Awkward jokesmith Peter Brush returns to the Fringe with his hot takes on meditation, sexist babies, robot wives and why he’ll be donating his eyeballs to criminals after he dies… 

Gabby Best: 10,432 Sheep

Gabby Best: 10,432 Sheep

Gabby Best’s Edinburgh show 10,432 Sheep is about her struggle with insomnia, and her approach to coping with life in general. 

Mark Simmons – One-Linerererer

Mark Simmons – One-Linerererer

Jokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokesjokes… 

Joe Sutherland: Sour

Joe Sutherland: Sour

Top Ten Best Reviewed Shows, Edinburgh 2018 (Comedy. 

Markus Birdman – Last White Christmas

Markus Birdman – Last White Christmas

Amused Moose Award nominee: Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2015. 

The Empathy Experiment

The Empathy Experiment

Is empathy facing extinction? Are smartphones to blame? Multiple slam-winning Canadian poet Rose Condo returns with her latest spoken word show. 

#Dave Alnwick: Good Morning, Magic.

#Dave Alnwick: Good Morning, Magic.

If you’re looking for a fun & overall solid start to your day, this is your show. 

Horror – Gothic Tales and Dark Poetry

Horror – Gothic Tales and Dark Poetry

It’s 1816, and Mary Shelley is about to recite the words that would be Frankenstein. 

Nazis Need Jews

Nazis Need Jews

Winner, Morecambe Fringe: Best Spoken Word Show. 

David McIver: Teleport

David McIver: Teleport

Character comedian David McIver’s Teleport takes us on a deliciously low-budget, self-deprecating, dynamic quest through the online fantasy character games he used to play as a c… 

Eleanor Tiernan: Enjoying the Spotlight Responsibly

Eleanor Tiernan: Enjoying the Spotlight Responsibly

Curled in up bed, Eleanor binge-watches true crime, completely insulated from the actual crime outside her door. 

Mark Can't Rap

Mark Can't Rap

Teacher, poet, comedian and ‘internet sensation’ (Sun), Mark Grist has just seven weeks to learn how to rap. 

Who’s the Daddy Pig?

Who’s the Daddy Pig?

Having played Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig, when Philip became a dad surely there was only one expert to turn to for parenting advice? Yes, that’s right, you’re not misreading this; … 

Jay Handley – White Jesus 2: Resurrection

Jay Handley – White Jesus 2: Resurrection

He’s back and he’s whiter than ever! Jay Handley returns to the Fringe to share more wrong-headed opinions on matters he should probably leave well alone. 

The Dementos Radio Show

The Dementos Radio Show

Brian (Seaton) Demento and Richard (Collins) Demento perform their outlandish, shocking and downright silly self-penned songs and rock‘n’roll parodies. 

Aidan Greene: Eternal Sunshine of the Stammering Man

Aidan Greene: Eternal Sunshine of the Stammering Man

Award-winning Irish comedian Aidan Greene is a person who stutters. 

Freeing the Edinburgh Fringe: Book Reading

Freeing the Edinburgh Fringe: Book Reading

PBH reads from his book, the story of the Free Fringe from 1996 to now: how we became the Fringe’s biggest show provider and the many catastrophes and odd triumphs along the way. 

Kate Smurthwaite: Bitch

Kate Smurthwaite: Bitch

What do you do when after 15 years of making people laugh and campaigning for human rights, you’re still best known as ‘that feminazi bitch off the telly’? The Have I Got News For … 

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege

Adrian Minkowicz: Brown Privilege

The Argentinean, New York-based comedian explores how the concept of privilege works around the world and challenges the existence of white privilege. 

Susan Murray: How Not To Die In A Plane Crash

Susan Murray: How Not To Die In A Plane Crash

Fasten your seat belts for a darkly hilarious and deliciously bumpy ride.