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’s done with clowning.
Fast-paced comedy magic.
Brooke Finegold is masterful in her hour of live poetry, spoken word and stand up comedy.
‘Like an O2 concert on a budget!’ (Miss Hope Springs).
Is this enough? ‘A fascinating, poignant and extremely entertaining study in deadpan tragicomedy’ (ExeuntMagazine.com). ‘Unlike anything else on the Fringe’ (TheReviewsHub.com).
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…
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…
The most Scottish comedian in history, John ‘Obie’ O’Brien, performing twice daily at the Fringe.
Claire Woolner, LA-based absurdist comedian, blows hard on the edges of performance art and swims into surrealist clown.
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…
Burnham meets Boosh.
Inspired by 90s VHS horror board games, can you beat the Necromancer? ‘Scary, especially for the easily frightened.
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, ‘madcap musical-character-sketch comedy pioneer’ (BroadwayWorld.
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.
Rise up against your neurotypical overlords! ‘One of my favourite comics’ (Frankie Boyle).
After attending four weddings from four different generations last year, Phil finally figures out the reasons behind his breakdown a decade ago.
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 performs an hour of material cherry-picked from his last three shows in a deft response to being creatively bereft.
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 invites us to contemplate whether being foot soldiers in the death march of disaster capitalism is really as much fun as we hoped.
The debut hour from Fiona Ridgewell.
Brianna Ahlmark saves a horse in under four hours with a gun in her mouth.
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.
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…
Award-winning alternative comedian Dan Lees brings forgotten album covers back to life.
Faye Treacy’s highly anticipated new show (Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, as featured on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Three).
Split hour of stand-up from rising stars ‘brilliant.
Robert is a poet.
Award-winning comedy from the reigning title holder since 2018.
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…
NYC comedian Harmon Leon (VICE) lives a double life.
Jay Handley blows off steam in a show heavy on audience interaction.
Zaibatxu presents: MaX-XiM.
As seen on BT Sport’s DIY Pundit, the Amused Moose Comedy Award winner Danny Ward returns to Edinburgh with his seventh solo show.
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.
Jay Handley wrestles with concepts beyond the reach of his intellect but within that of his vain, grasping ego.
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 is conflicted: she hates capitalism but she loves to shop.
Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn has moved to London to follow his life-long dream of becoming a British comedian! ‘Viggo is Norwegian’ (EdFestMag.
There is something living in Ruth’s hallway cupboard.
Joe is not a “person with comedy”; he’s a comedian.
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.
Gecko’s playful story-songs will take you on a journey via ignored characters in Italian renaissance paintings, pig outlaws and tooth fairy admin.
An award-winning comedian from NYC fell in love with a woman online.
The award-winning comedian returns with his 15th solo show.
Ali Brice is embracing life after almost losing it.
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…
Award-winning comedian and activist Kate Smurthwaite takes one last long shot at saving us all from global fascist-led environmental Armageddon.
Think you’re the only one who’s making it up as you go along? You’re not.
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: Fill your ears with tasty tales.
Paranormal illusions, spooky magic and ghostly goings in the underground vaults of Edinburgh.
Four stand-ups, fresh from their successful run at this year’s Brighton Fringe, make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut.
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…
A late-night show that doesn’t reward you for being a bit of a prick? That’s us.
A work-in-progress stand-up comedy show from South East New Comedian 2019 and Max Turner Prize 2021 finalist Phil Green.
60 minutes, 12 notes and three idiots.
The ‘absurd and excellent’ (RifeMagazine.
NYC comedian Harmon Leon brings you a show about lost love, irony and obscure Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall.
One of the Gals is completely packed.
A ghost story told with magic.
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.
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.
Screening the best quick-fire sketches and shorts by the next big undiscovered talents.
Top Ten Best Reviewed Shows, Edinburgh 2018 (Comedy.
Amused Moose Award nominee: Best Show, Edinburgh Fringe 2015.
Is empathy facing extinction? Are smartphones to blame? Multiple slam-winning Canadian poet Rose Condo returns with her latest spoken word show.
If you’re looking for a fun & overall solid start to your day, this is your show.
It’s 1816, and Mary Shelley is about to recite the words that would be Frankenstein.
Winner, Morecambe Fringe: Best Spoken Word Show.
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…
Curled in up bed, Eleanor binge-watches true crime, completely insulated from the actual crime outside her door.
Teacher, poet, comedian and ‘internet sensation’ (Sun), Mark Grist has just seven weeks to learn how to rap.
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; …
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.
Brian (Seaton) Demento and Richard (Collins) Demento perform their outlandish, shocking and downright silly self-penned songs and rock‘n’roll parodies.
Award-winning Irish comedian Aidan Greene is a person who stutters.
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.
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 …
The Argentinean, New York-based comedian explores how the concept of privilege works around the world and challenges the existence of white privilege.
Following a short run at The London Palladium I return to the Fringe for the 10th time.
Your best friend (and acclaimed stand-up) Jack Barry is worried about you.
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…
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’s Edinburgh show 10,432 Sheep is about her struggle with insomnia, and her approach to coping with life in general.
Fasten your seat belts for a darkly hilarious and deliciously bumpy ride.
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