Sophie Duker: Hag

Sophie Duker: Hag

The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up. 

Lara Ricote: GRL/LATNX/DEF

Lara Ricote: GRL/LATNX/DEF

Lara’s a small Latin American girl (woman?) who won the Funny Women 2021 (right, “woman”) Stage Award and is now doing her first hour about what it’s like to be Latin and deaf and … 

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann

Anna Mann is back! The acclaimed actress, singer and welder (gotta have a back up) returns after five long years to tell the incredible story of her life in the arts in this, her f… 

Ben Moor and Joanna Neary: BookTalkBookTalkBook

Ben Moor and Joanna Neary: BookTalkBookTalkBook

Novelists Jenny Nibbingley and Burton Mastrick need no introduction. 

Jamali Maddix: King Crud

Jamali Maddix: King Crud

As seen on Taskmaster (Channel 4), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC Two), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Sky) and his critically acclaimed series Hate Thy Neighbor for Vice, Jamali … 

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Despite everything that’s happened, Tom is still talking about his penis. 

Get Off Comedy Fundraiser

Get Off Comedy Fundraiser

Get Off Live Comedy Gala! Get Off Live Comedy is an industry born and funded independent HR that aims to eradicate sexual harassment in the industry we love. 

Big Boys and Friends

Big Boys and Friends

Big Boys and Friends is a silly lil’ mixed-bill comedy-cabaret from Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Big Boys, comedian Jack Rooke and character comic Jon Pointing. 

Ben Moor: Pronoun Trouble

Ben Moor: Pronoun Trouble

Sitting in a lecture about a series of Chuck Jones cartoons, Ben’s thoughts drift in various directions. 

Poles: The Science of Magnetic Attraction

Poles: The Science of Magnetic Attraction

Cora is 23, self-obsessed, a compulsive liar* (*harmless bullshitter), and an absolute hot mess. 

Nobody Panic: Live

Nobody Panic: Live

Writers and comedians Stevie Martin (Breeders, Late Night Mash) and Tessa Coates (Feel Good, Starstruck) co-host their smash-hit podcast Nobody Panic live. 

Vir Das: Wanted

Vir Das: Wanted

Vir Das, fresh off an Emmy nomination for his latest Netflix stand-up special, brings his brand new Wanted world tour to Edinburgh – a show about freedom, a journey into foolishn… 

Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

A show about the hair we want, the friends we have and living the vast difference between virus and viral. 

Tim Key: Mulberry

Tim Key: Mulberry

Tim Key (Alan Partridge, The Witchfinder, Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme) is back with an all-new show. 

The Rip Current

The Rip Current

An experimental nosedive into Jamie’s fractured past. 

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and former chair of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best … 

Murder, She Didn't Write

Murder, She Didn't Write

A classic murder mystery is created on the spot from audience suggestions in this ingenious and hilarious show from Fringe favourites, Degrees of Error. 

Press

Press

It’s the big day. 

Sindhu Vee: Work in Progress

Sindhu Vee: Work in Progress

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Sindhu Vee returns with a new hour. 

Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

The best night of comedy on the Fringe returns! Join us for a raucous night of laughter, raising much-needed funds for Waverley Care – Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. 

All Killa No Filla Live

All Killa No Filla Live

Comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean bring their smash-hit true crime podcast, All Killa no Filla, to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Nick Mohammed Presents The Very Best and Worst of Mr Swallow

Nick Mohammed Presents The Very Best and Worst of Mr Swallow

Mr Swallow returns with a mix of new, old, very old and previously unusable material before hitting the road. 

The Silver Bell

The Silver Bell

A tale as old as time: boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy punches hole in universe to get boy back. 

Sophie Duker: Hag

Sophie Duker: Hag

The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up. 

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore

Alasdair Beckett-King: Nevermore

Out of the swirling maelstrom he steps, his sword of jokes, his shield of whimsy and his armour made of a third amusing thing. 

Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees

Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees

The most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see. 

Fiji

Fiji

Inspired by shocking true events, Fiji is a gripping two-hander that blends true crime with romantic comedy to deliver a thrill-ride as hilarious and warm as it is fascinatingly da… 

Catherine Cohen: Work in Progress

Catherine Cohen: Work in Progress

Following her Netflix special The Twist. 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe. 

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

A one-off comedy extravaganza! For the past 37 years the Pleasance has been the home of new comedy talent in Edinburgh. 

The Trial

The Trial

You’re suddenly under arrest: no warning, no explanation. 

Arthur Smith: My 75 Years at the Edinburgh Fringe

Arthur Smith: My 75 Years at the Edinburgh Fringe

There are some things as regular at the Fringe as Biblical downpours and overpriced street food. 

Comedy Sassafras

Comedy Sassafras

A sassy-ass show hosted by Richard and Greta: risque alter egos of multi award-winning, Fringe favourites Nina Conti (British Comedy Award winner, Live at the Apollo star and more)… 

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Chris Bush, Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo’s Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is in one word, a celebration. 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Great value lunchtime comedy showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics. 

SNORT

SNORT

New Zealand’s favourite improv show and the sell-out hit of the 2019 Fringe returns! Cheeky, topical and relentlessly silly, Snort sees a rotating cast of New Zealand’s best co… 

Sheeps: Ten Years, Ten Laughs

Sheeps: Ten Years, Ten Laughs

Has it really been 10 years since Sheeps first performed in Edinburgh? No. 

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

The kickass-pirational pop musical, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, is heading to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, following a hugely successful UK tour. 

The Suitcase

The Suitcase

When a weary stranger arrives one day, carrying only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions. 

Red Richardson: Shots Fired

Red Richardson: Shots Fired

Red Richardson is one of Britain’s best up-and-coming comedians. 

A Dark Place

A Dark Place

A Dark Place by Boreas Productions at Pleasance Courtyard is an insight into the relationship between friends, Ash and Sam, and how Sam’s mental health struggles have twisted the… 

Svengali

Svengali

Success demands sacrifice. 

Fritz and Matlock

Fritz and Matlock

In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future. 

Brennan Reece: Crowded

Brennan Reece: Crowded

Finally allowed to reconnect with human people again, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Brennan has forgotten how to do it and needs your help. 

Let's Talk About Philip

Let's Talk About Philip

When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide. 

Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!

Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!

At long last, self-diagnosed important young mind Leo Reich is ready to share some of his notoriously perfect opinions with the community at large. 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo makes mad music with his mouth and has performed around the world with legends like Bjork, Ed Sheeran and Rudimental. 

Rich Hardisty: Silly Boy

Rich Hardisty: Silly Boy

In his intimate and highly anticipated debut hour, Rich Hardisty (Channel 4, Netflix, BBC) takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of his unusual life. 

Njambi McGrath: Black Black

Njambi McGrath: Black Black

Comedian grannies, mud-floor comedy clubs, white-face audiences, broke aristocrat orgies with angry Afrikaans, soldiers in search of stiffies, African matriarchs objectifying thems… 

Cake

Cake

Sam, an “elderly” (30-year-old) gay man, tells the story of how he was all set to marry the love of his life in 2020 and perform a show all about his wedding at that year’s Edinbur… 

Second Summer of Love

Second Summer of Love

Yummy Mummy (and Headmaster’s wife, just for extra grown-up points) Louise runs the school choir and helps her teenaged daughter with her homework. 

Helen Bauer: Madam Good Tit

Helen Bauer: Madam Good Tit

2019’s Best Newcomer nominee and your favourite self-aware stand-up returns with an hour about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care. 

The Smeds and The Smoos

The Smeds and The Smoos

Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 

Alison Spittle: Wet

Alison Spittle: Wet

The Pleasance Attic on a sunny afternoon is hot, especially sitting in a sold-out crowd. 

Victoria Melody: Head Set

Victoria Melody: Head Set

Selected as one of the best shows to see by Time Out and The Times. 

Block'd Off

Block'd Off

Working-class means many things now. 

Jamie D'Souza: Stop Drawing Willies on My Poster

Jamie D'Souza: Stop Drawing Willies on My Poster

Join rising star Jamie D’Souza as he performs his highly anticipated debut stand-up show about the terrible teen emo band he was in and also his first school crush. 

Captain Zak and the Space Pirates

Captain Zak and the Space Pirates

Captain Zak Space Pirate needs your help! He’s lost in a broken-down spaceship and only with your help answering questions, solving puzzles and singing songs can we survive the bub… 

Christian Brighty: Playboy

Christian Brighty: Playboy

Lord Christian Brighty is the country’s most notorious rake. 

Everythinglessness

Everythinglessness

From Les Enfants Terribles, award-winning creators of The Trench and Alice’s Adventures Underground, comes this brand-new solo show taking an intimate look at the insidious nature … 

The Magic of Jim

The Magic of Jim

They’ve let him indoors! Jim the Magician is an icon at the Pleasance Courtyard as their only resident close-up table magician. 

Ultimatum

Ultimatum

The premise is simple. 

Opal Fruits

Opal Fruits

‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp. 

Lucy Porter: Wake-Up Call

Lucy Porter: Wake-Up Call

A brand new stand-up show from the Fringe favourite. 

Please Feel Free To Share

Please Feel Free To Share

Please, Feel Free to Share is a dynamic, darkly comic, one-woman show about our personal addictions, the never-ending pursuit of likes, and our growing desire to share all. 

Jake Lambert: Liminal

Jake Lambert: Liminal

Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, ‘Fringe favourite’ (BroadwayWorld. 

Sarah Keyworth: Lost Boy

Sarah Keyworth: Lost Boy

Sarah Keyworth’s Lost Boy is very difficult to fully describe. 

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

There is something comforting about Angela Barnes’ Hot Mess. 

My Lover Was a Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse

My Lover Was a Salmon in the Climate Apocalypse

Irish gig theatre call to arms. 

Kafka and Son

Kafka and Son

When well done, the biographical show is one of the purest theatrical events known to man. 

Badass

Badass

A love note to the NHS. 

Please, Feel Free to Share

Please, Feel Free to Share

Alex Dawson (Róisin Bevan) is a successful social media guru. 

Cat in the Hat

Cat in the Hat

The Cat is back! Experience mischief this Fringe and see the return of the acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. 

Irvine Welsh's Porno

Irvine Welsh's Porno

The highly anticipated world premiere of Irvine Welsh's Porno catches up with the lives of Renton, Sickboy, Begbie & Spud, fifteen years after their appearance in TRAINSPOT… 

The Land of Lost Content

The Land of Lost Content

The end of show speech to an audience. 

Captain Jake and the Forbidden Island

Captain Jake and the Forbidden Island

Captain Jake returns to Pleasance with another tale of daring piratical dos. 

AAA Stand-Up Late

AAA Stand-Up Late

Total sell-out 2005-2019 returns with a brand new line-up. 

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Party with carnage-wielding, mayhem-manifesting, award-winning, human disco ball Katie Pritchard, in her debut musical-comedy hour, as she tries to figure out ‘who she is’ while po… 

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

Pacey, powerful, and heartbreakingly authentic, Today I Killed My Very First Bird explores hope and despair, combining immersive sound and bold storytelling to create a vivid and… 

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Debut stand-up hour from Mancunian ray of sunshine, Josh Jones. 

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

Today I Killed My Very First Bird

Today I Killed My Very First Bird, a piece of new writing by poet, playwright and performer Jason Brownlee and directed by Lee Hart, is a strange beast. 

Superhero Academy: Environmental Adventure!

Superhero Academy: Environmental Adventure!

Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world. 

Project Dictator

Project Dictator

Rhum and Clay's Project Dictator is a commentary on democracy and dictatorships, utilising different theatre genres to do so. 

Morgan Rees: Bi and Large

Morgan Rees: Bi and Large

As the audience arrives for Morgan Rees’ show at the Pleasance, there’s a pair of shoes sticking out behind the curtain. 

Deaf Ears

Deaf Ears

What’s it like growing up when your parents can’t hear? In this poignant and captivating solo show, Joe, therapist and Child of Deaf Adults (CODA), explores his life to answer the … 

Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder

Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder

Growing up with a mother with schizophrenia and a grandmother who stole from buffets and fed her false realities, Atsuko is now stunted as an adult. 

An Audience With Milly-Liu

An Audience With Milly-Liu

An Audience With Milly-Liu is a one-man cat-drag, late-night comedy. 

MADAM GOOD TIT

MADAM GOOD TIT

Helen Bauer is basic, well, basic-plus, because she is aware of it. 

Emily Wilson: Fixed

Emily Wilson: Fixed

Sold-out run: Off-Broadway, Asylum NYC (2022). 

Blue Badge Bunch

Blue Badge Bunch

The disability Taskmaster! A hilarious rip-roaring game show with humour for all ages, where kids join in the games and learn about disability! Hosted by Benny Shakes, with co-host… 

PUSH

PUSH

This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence. 

AAA Stand-Up

AAA Stand-Up

Total sell-out 2005-2019 returns with a brand new line-up. 

Boris the Third

Boris the Third

‘They all knew the person I was when they gave me the part,’ Harry Kershaw complains, words that ring hollow and true, in a prophetic sort of manner, a common feeling that we … 

Head Set

Head Set

Delving into amateur stand-up culture and trying to make peace with a messy brain, the new documentary-theatre show from Victoria Melody sees her in wearable tech, scanning her bra… 

Tom Lucy: Melt

Tom Lucy: Melt

After complete sell-out runs in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy is back with a new hour of razor sharp comedy. 

Lily Phillips: Smut

Lily Phillips: Smut

Debut stand-up hour from sarky Londoner Lily Phillips. 

Chloe Petts: Transience

Chloe Petts: Transience

Join rising star and ‘very funny’ (Guardian) Chloe Petts, as she presents her debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

You're Safe Til 2024: Deep History

You're Safe Til 2024: Deep History

In the last hours of 2019, David Finnigan’s best friend prepared to make a break for home with his family before fires cut off the highway. 

Trash Salad

Trash Salad

Sex. 

Pauline

Pauline

Pauline is a one woman show, written and performed by the talented Sophie Bentinck. 

Sophie Duker: Hag

Sophie Duker: Hag

The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up. 

Fills Monkey: We Will Drum You

Fills Monkey: We Will Drum You

A worldwide sensation from Montreal to Beijing, Fills Monkey return with an exhilarating new show. 

Michael Akadiri: No Scrubs

Michael Akadiri: No Scrubs

Highly anticipated debut hour from comedian and junior doctor. 

Alphonse

Alphonse

The hit Canadian production from one of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary playwrights, Wajdi Mouawad, and performed by Gabe Maharjan – ‘a gifted, multi-faceted actor’ ***… 

Simon Brodkin: Screwed Up

Simon Brodkin: Screwed Up

World-famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator Simon Brodkin returns with a blistering new stand-up show ripping into his ADHD diagnosis, I’m A Celebrity rejection, barmitzvah humil… 

Luke Kempner: Macho Macho Man

Luke Kempner: Macho Macho Man

Star of Spitting Image (Britbox), Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4) and with over 10 million views online, comedian Luke Kempner has found out he is to become a father, but can he b… 

Headcase

Headcase

Actor and writer Kristin Mcilquham can’t seem to finish a list. 

EastEndless

EastEndless

Finally – the scandalous truth behind EastEnders revealed! Gasp as walk-on actor Tony Coventry lifts the lid and spills his beans! Performed by James Holmes. 

You’re Safe Til 2024: Deep History

You’re Safe Til 2024: Deep History

Son of a climate scientist, Australian theatre maker David Finnigan has always made work about climate change – then his country caught fire. 

The Importance of Being... Earnest?

The Importance of Being... Earnest?

What is the scariest thing in the world? Spiders… heights… whoever wins the conservative party leadership contest? None of the above. 

Hal Cruttenden: It's Best You Hear It From Me

Hal Cruttenden: It's Best You Hear It From Me

After 21 years and 224 days Hal’s back being single. 

Man Shed

Man Shed

Can a man find his purpose when he grows older and all the major life events come thick and fast? Should he retire to the solitude of The Shed and escape from the world, or get out… 

Jake Farrell: Sky

Jake Farrell: Sky

How far would you go for the people you love? Join Soho Theatre’s Young Company alumni, rising comedy talent and naïve suburbanite Jake Farrell as he answers that question in his … 

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

After an enormous UK and Australia tour and an Amazon special, the Taskmaster runner-up and accidental YouTube cult leader brings his most popular show so far back to where it bega… 

SHEWOLVES

SHEWOLVES

Ever thought you should run the world, even though you’re ‘only fourteen and a girl?’ Priya and Lou have. 

Oedipus Electronica

Oedipus Electronica

An electrifying re-imagining of the ultimate love triangle. 

Sara Barron: Hard Feelings

Sara Barron: Hard Feelings

Star of Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee Sara Barron returns with a blistering new hour of stand-up on sm… 

Twisted Tales

Twisted Tales

Who is the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for Her to return and the ‘thing I can’t say’ to be… 

Moon Dragon Babies for Under 1s

Moon Dragon Babies for Under 1s

Returning from a sell-out Fringe in 2019, this interactive show, written especially for babies, tells the story of Bertie the Moon Dragon who misses his cue to send the Moon up int… 

Period Dramas

Period Dramas

Have you ever wondered how people in the past dealt with their periods? If Queen Victoria coasted* through her cramps? What if period dramas really were about. 

Skank

Skank

Meet Kate. 

Christian Brighty: Playboy

Christian Brighty: Playboy

Lord Christian Brighty is the country’s most notorious rake. 

Ania Magliano: Absolutely No Worries If Not

Ania Magliano: Absolutely No Worries If Not

50% Polish, 50% Italian, 100% legend. 

Christopher Bliss: Captain Words Eye

Christopher Bliss: Captain Words Eye

Shropshire’s worst writer pulls on his socks and sandals, irons his shell suit windbreaker, combs his curtains, and leaves Shropshire for the fifth time in his life to bring his … 

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

Charlie Russell Aims to Please

As the title Charlie Russell Aims to Please suggests, the entire show is an amalgamation of various theatre techniques from musical to slapstick to the dramatic in Russell’s atte… 

Mary Beth Barone: Silly Little Girl

Mary Beth Barone: Silly Little Girl

Join Mary Beth for her eagerly anticipated debut hour, as she shares her checkered journey as an aspiring young starlet through to the present day, covering a range of topics like … 

Tessa Coates: Get Your Tessa Coates You've Pulled

Tessa Coates: Get Your Tessa Coates You've Pulled

After two sell-out Fringes, Tessa Coates is beside herself with excitement to be back with a brand-new show. 

Let's Talk About Philip

Let's Talk About Philip

When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide. 

Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science!

Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science!

So much science, so little time. 

Rajiv Karia: Gallivant

Rajiv Karia: Gallivant

Rising star Rajiv Karia wants to be your friend. 

Smashing Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Smashing Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Oh no. 

Patti Harrison

Patti Harrison

One of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch 2019, Patti Harrison makes her highly anticipated Edinburgh debut. 

The Unicorn

The Unicorn

‘I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy. 

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

It's only around halfway through Nina Conti: The Dating Show that you realise just how hard she is working. 

Liv Ello: SWARM

Liv Ello: SWARM

There are 250,000 different species of flies - which one are you? SWARM is an experimental, dark comedy exploring the connection between expressions of white privilege and the beha… 

Sean McLoughlin: So Be It

Sean McLoughlin: So Be It

Sean McLoughlin: So Be It. 

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Some shows are Fringe standards, you can’t help but think that they’re like the ravens at the Tower of London; that if they weren’t here, everything would come tumbling down. 

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann

Anna Mann is back! The acclaimed actress, singer and welder (gotta have a back up) returns after five long years to tell the incredible story of her life in the arts in this, her f… 

Classic!

Classic!

Despite Kindles and Netflix and Twitter and Podcasts, our collective love of books will never die; at least, if the audience of Classic! at Pleasance Courtyard is anything to go by… 

Magic Gareth's Magic Eye

Magic Gareth's Magic Eye

Magic Gareth returns to the Pleasance Courtyard with Magic Eye! Expect some kick-ass, eye-bending magic and a whole load of nonsense (and balloons)! This brand-new show from the mi… 

Conrad Koch: White Noise

Conrad Koch: White Noise

In this UK premiere, South Africa’s top ventriloquist, Conrad Koch, chats racism, apartheid and colonialism, with his double International EMMY award nominated puppet friend and … 

Celya AB: Swimming

Celya AB: Swimming

The stunning debut hour full of ‘sharp and observant gags’ (Joe Lycett) from one of comedy’s most exciting breakthrough voices. 

Tarot: Cautionary Tales

Tarot: Cautionary Tales

Bounding onto the stage with red smeared eyes and billowing white nighties, the three performers of Tarot kick off their show Cautionary Tales bursting with enthusiastic energy and… 

Closure

Closure

Why be the bigger person when you can be the last one standing? Ink and Curtains make their Edinburgh debut hot on the heels of their first national tour with this tale of a dinner… 

Tiff Stevenson: Sexy Brain

Tiff Stevenson: Sexy Brain

Sexy Brain is Tiff Stevenson’s tenth Edinburgh show – a mighty feat for any comedian. 

The Greatest Hits of Lily and John

The Greatest Hits of Lily and John

Lily hasn’t heard from John in weeks. 

Siblings: Siblage

Siblings: Siblage

Character comedians and IRL sisters Maddy and Marina Bye are back and physically bigger than ever. 

Jess Robinson: Legacy

Jess Robinson: Legacy

Watch multi award-winning impressionist and star of Spitting Image Jess Robinson save the world in under an hour! Join the Edinburgh favourite as you’ve never seen her before – s… 

Covid for Kids

Covid for Kids

Follow the adventures of Corry the Coronavirus who causes chaos and misery until controlled by the Science Superheroes. 

Nic Sampson: Marathon, 1904

Nic Sampson: Marathon, 1904

32 athletes entered the 1904 Olympic marathon in St Louis, Missouri. 

Ben Hart: Wonder

Ben Hart: Wonder

Ben Hart is already a star by any measure, having headlined his own BBC shows and reached the final of a certain UK-based TV talent show, but when Hart enters the vast stage of the… 

Aurie Styla: Green

Aurie Styla: Green

It has been an interesting couple of years, with a global pandemic showing us a different perspective on life and its meaning. 

Pip Utton as Dylan

Pip Utton as Dylan

Pip Utton really is extraordinary. 

Fire Signs

Fire Signs

‘No, she’s not my sister. 

Freddie Hayes: Potatohead

Freddie Hayes: Potatohead

This is the story of a humble spud Charlotte, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian. 

Science Adventures: The Power Pickle

Science Adventures: The Power Pickle

Disaster! Professor McGuffin’s ground-breaking Sub-Nuclear Optical Transmitter (SNOT) has a catastrophic malfunction and needs a new power source! What a pickle! Enter the ACES –… 

Block'd Off

Block'd Off

Recipient of the Pleasance Theatre’s Generate Fund for UK-based Black, Asian and Global Majority Artists, Block’d Off is a hard-hitting one-woman play that follows five chara… 

Rapsody

Rapsody

In an inner-city hostel, Jams is trying to record a rap video. 

Blood, Sweat and Vaginas

Blood, Sweat and Vaginas

Blood, Sweat and Vaginas is Paula David’s fantastic journey of self-discovery, sexuality and comedic blunders. 

Ray Badran: Sweet Baby Ray

Ray Badran: Sweet Baby Ray

Hi, my name is Ray and I’m an Australian stand-up comedian who lives in London. 

Bella Hull: Babycakes

Bella Hull: Babycakes

Have you ever wanted to hear a harrowing true story that really makes you think? Well neither has Bella Hull and that’s why her debut show is full of stupid, stupid jokes. 

Glenn Moore: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I'm Sixty Moore

Glenn Moore: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I'm Sixty Moore

There’s not really any way to describe how much I enjoyed Glenn Moore’s show other than to say that by the halfway point, I had put my notepad away and was just enjoying the ri… 

Kwame Asante: Living in Sin

Kwame Asante: Living in Sin

The unachievable expectations of African Jesus! The unholy shame of premarital cohabitation! The unwavering healthcare professionals who dare to oppose the will of God! Edinburgh C… 

Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

A dark comedy about daddy issues, sex work, fantasies, taboos, imperfect feminism, immigration and trauma. 

Will Duggan: Iceberg

Will Duggan: Iceberg

Comedy’s miserable, cheeky scamp is returning with the weight of the world across his shoulders and some burning questions in his soul. 

Ivo Graham: My Future, My Clutter

Ivo Graham: My Future, My Clutter

Too young to be yelling at clouds, Ivo Graham decides to talk loudly at us over the course of an hour instead. 

Tiger Lady

Tiger Lady

LET Award 2019 winners and 5-star devised company presents a true tale of excitement, danger and claws. 

Rosie Holt: The Woman's Hour

Rosie Holt: The Woman's Hour

Rosie Holt is much loved on Twitter for her razor-sharp parodies of the thick Tory politician with Good Hair, haplessly spouting any porkie and defending any porker in the hope of … 

20 Minutes of Action

20 Minutes of Action

This unflinching case study scrutinizes one of the most pertinent conversations of our time: women’s safety. 

Sikisa: Life of the Party

Sikisa: Life of the Party

Sikisa is the life and soul, the hostess-with-the-mostess and the party don’t start ‘til she walks in. 

Breathless

Breathless

What happens when the things we covet hide us from ourselves? Opening up to new experiences in her late 30s, Sophie is exploring long repressed sides of herself. 

Tim Vine: Breeeep!

Tim Vine: Breeeep!

Tim Vine returns with his new stand-up show. 

Who Here's Lost?

Who Here's Lost?

A melancholy artist and a mute architect take a road trip of the soul. 

Room – A Room of One's Own

Room – A Room of One's Own

Adaptation can do more than reproduce. 

Britney: Friends and Nothing More

Britney: Friends and Nothing More

Fresh from their universally adored BBC Three pilot, Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson make their long-awaited return to the Fringe with a sketch show about love. 

Frankie Thompson: Catts

Frankie Thompson: Catts

‘Go for the cat-worship, stay for the side-splitting silliness, and rave about it to all your friends. 

Autopilot

Autopilot

Rowan is a geospatial engineer earning good money, and Nic is a freelance illustrator who is. 

Moon Dragon for 5 and Under

Moon Dragon for 5 and Under

Returning from a sell-out Fringe in 2019, this interactive show, written especially for under 5’s, tells the story of Bertie the Moon Dragon who misses his cue to send the Moon i… 

Everything Has Changed

Everything Has Changed

A joyful, kaleidoscopic new show for 5 to 12 year-olds about change, why change happens and how to deal with it. 

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Mischief is one of those companies that gives the struggling Fringe performer hope. 

Luke Wright: The Remains of Logan Dankworth

Luke Wright: The Remains of Logan Dankworth

Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s. 

Matt Forde: Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

Matt Forde: Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

I reviewed Forde’s 2019 show Brexit, Pursued by a Bear and wrote of how his political comedy was as therapeutically valuable as it was satirically satisfying. 

Vir Das: Wanted

Vir Das: Wanted

Vir Das, fresh off an Emmy nomination for his latest Netflix stand-up special, brings his brand new Wanted world tour to Edinburgh – a show about freedom, a journey into foolishn… 

Sam Lake: Cake

Sam Lake: Cake

Debut hour from nice young man, Sam Lake. 

Jayde Adams: Men, I Can Save You

Jayde Adams: Men, I Can Save You

Change is always hard and what better person to lead the men selflessly by the hand into the new world than TV’s Jayde Adams in her brand-new show. 

Let's Talk About Philip

Let's Talk About Philip

Many of us can relate to the concept of families not talking about things – but Helen Wood (The Usherettes, The National Trust Fan Club, The OS Map Fan Club) shows us the extre… 

Shelf: Hair

Shelf: Hair

Shelf are a musical comedy double act. 

Made in India/Britain

Made in India/Britain

Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has been determined to find somewhere to settle. 

Tim FitzHigham: Here Now

Tim FitzHigham: Here Now

Spirit of the Fringe, multi-award-winning, Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated comedian, author and explorer Tim FitzHigham is here for one solo show only. 

Yuriko Kotani: Work in Progress

Yuriko Kotani: Work in Progress

Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award and Time Out’s One to Watch, UK-based Japanese comedian Yuriko Kotani is going to tell stories of her experiences and thoughts as a work in progr… 

Community Clay Time!

Community Clay Time!

Join Jim Parkyn – professional plasticine player, expert Aardman Animator and the mysterious man behind The Amazing Scene Machine. 

Seann Walsh: Back From the Bed (Formerly Same Again?)

Seann Walsh: Back From the Bed (Formerly Same Again?)

I renamed the tour. 

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. 

A Rubbish Midsummer Night's Dream

A Rubbish Midsummer Night's Dream

Fairies. 

Tom Lucy: Work in Progress

Tom Lucy: Work in Progress

Join Tom Lucy as he tests brand-new material for an upcoming show. 

Will Duggan: Ice Cube

Will Duggan: Ice Cube

A comedian who has been seen/heard on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Fresh From the Fest (Radio 4), Monster Court (CBBC) and is an Edinburgh Comedy Award winner. 

Josh Jones and Louise Young: Work in Progress

Josh Jones and Louise Young: Work in Progress

An hour of stand-up from two rising-stars in the world of comedy. 

Brennan Reece: Everything

Brennan Reece: Everything

Star of Live at the Apollo, Roast Battle and Celebrity Coach Trip returns for two nights only. 

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake (Work in Progress)

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake (Work in Progress)

Jake Lambert (tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Michael McIntyre) returns with another ‘highly entertaining hour’ (One4Review. 

Lily Phillips and Anna Clifford: Work In Progress

Lily Phillips and Anna Clifford: Work In Progress

Lily Phillips has been seen on BBC Three, ITV2 and All4, Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year runner-up, Funny Women finalist and Pleasance Reserve comedian Lily Phillips … 

Aurie Styla: Live

Aurie Styla: Live

Aurie Styla is probably the best British comedian that’s never been to Edinburgh. 

Bard in the Yard: The Scottish Play

Bard in the Yard: The Scottish Play

Meet Shakespeare, but not the Shakespeare you know. 

Sam Lake: Cake

Sam Lake: Cake

Award-winning stand-up and nice young man Sam Lake presents an hour of stand-up talking about his #GOALS, and how he copes with succeeding and (more often) failing at them. 

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It (Tour Preview)

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It (Tour Preview)

At 41, skinny national treasure Mark Watson is halfway through his days on earth according to his £1. 

SKANK

SKANK

SKANK is about a woman in crisis. 

Adam Rowe – Imperious (WIP)

Adam Rowe – Imperious (WIP)

Adam Rowe – Imperious (WIP). 

Press

Press

Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood. 

Njambi McGrath – Accidental Coconut

Njambi McGrath – Accidental Coconut

Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire. 

The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

The best night of comedy on the Fringe returns! Hosted by Pierre Novellie and featuring Mark Watson, Rachel Fairburn, Njambi McGrath, Joe Thomas and Eshaan Akbar. 

Eshaan Akbar – I've Never Heard of You, and I Think You're a Plonker

Eshaan Akbar – I've Never Heard of You, and I Think You're a Plonker

From appearances Mock The Week and QI and others, Eshaan Akbar comes to Edinburgh for three nights only. 

Rachel Fairburn: Maniac (WIP)

Rachel Fairburn: Maniac (WIP)

This is a brand-new show from Rachel. 

Shelf: Hair

Shelf: Hair

Shelf are a musical comedy double act. 

Jake Farrell: Balance (WIP)

Jake Farrell: Balance (WIP)

Join rising comedy talent and naive suburbanite Jake Farrell as he musters up the bottle and the jokes required to perform a debut hour about fear, the future and Stevenage. 

Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

Meet Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking

Nine-year-old Pippi Longstocking is strong, brave and fearless. 

I Am Not Victoria Wood

I Am Not Victoria Wood

‘Impressively evocative’ (Chortle. 

Hal Cruttenden – It's Best You Hear It From Me (Tour Preview)

Hal Cruttenden – It's Best You Hear It From Me (Tour Preview)

Hal’s back doing what he does best – performing live comedy, for five nights only! ‘Reminded me how much I love stand up’ (Times). 

Eugene

Eugene

In the not too distant future, millionaire and inventor (think Elon Musk with a further attitude problem) Hugh from Hu-Bris industries is launching the first superhuman artificial … 

Tessa Coates: Campfire (WIP)

Tessa Coates: Campfire (WIP)

After two sell-out Edinburgh runs, one third of Massive Dad (‘Hilarious’ **** (Guardian)) returns to Edinburgh, armed with her useless degree in Anthropology, for a show about how … 

The Big Birthday Show With Magic Gareth

The Big Birthday Show With Magic Gareth

Did you have a birthday in the last year that was spoilt by COVID? Or an anniversary? Or a Christmas. 

Rajiv Karia: Gallivant (WIP)

Rajiv Karia: Gallivant (WIP)

Professional slacker and sensitive friend Rajiv Karia (BBC Audio Contract Writer, 2021) presents a work-in-progress show of acerbic observations about his life so far, and the jour… 

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold

Cathy works at the local leisure centre. 

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Roald Dahl's The Twits

Mr and Mrs Twit are nasty disgusting people who enjoy playing horrible tricks but, when the Roly Poly Bird visits from Africa, their whole world is literally turned upside down! Ad… 

Bacon

Bacon

Francis Bacon could spend his mornings painting, his afternoons and evenings drinking champagne, and his nights roaming Soho in fishnet stockings and a leather coat looking for “ro… 

Mervyn Stutter and Friends

Mervyn Stutter and Friends

Celebrating his 34th year Fringe and Merv has gone al fresco. 

No Such Thing As A Fish

No Such Thing As A Fish

After 250 million downloads, multiple awards and tours across the globe, NSTAAF returns to the Fringe for three nights only! There will be facts, jokes, in-jokes, more facts and th… 

All Killa No Filla

All Killa No Filla

Following a sold-out UK tour, the smash-hit, true crime podcast All Killa no Filla is back for a limited run of huge shows including a one-off special at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Two shows only! Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them instantly into interactive musical adventures. 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. 

Simon Amstell: Work in Progress

Simon Amstell: Work in Progress

‘Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous’ (New York Times). 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show 2020

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show 2020

Great value lunchtime comedy compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics. 

Ben Hart: Wonder

Ben Hart: Wonder

Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart returns to the Fringe for the fourth consecutive year, and following a completely sold-out run in 2019 … 

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes: Hot Mess

Angela Barnes (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and chair of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz) has good intentions but trying to live your best life, a… 

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Catherine Bohart: This Isn't For You

Unless you want it to be. 

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake

Jake Lambert: Shimmy Shake

Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, ‘Fringe favourite’ (BroadwayWorld. 

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Empathy Pains

Multi award-winning comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Have I Got News for You, Live at the Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order) is back with her fourth full-len… 

Adrian Bliss: Better Thunberg

Adrian Bliss: Better Thunberg

Seeing how well it did for Greta Thunberg, a budding influencer jumps on the climate change bandwagon in a bid to become the most famous person on Earth. 

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Katie Pritchard: Disco Ball

Ever felt like what people see on the outside doesn’t convey what’s on the inside? Ever felt like you can reflect yourself out in 1000 different ways depending on who you speak to … 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Good morning, Edinburgh! After many successful Fringe sell-outs, we’re back for our fabulous 15th anniversary! Three new, stimulating, delicious, rotating “menus” of 10-15-minute c… 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for an incredible 13th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is creat… 

Ivo Graham: Hyper Reality

Ivo Graham: Hyper Reality

Life coming at Ivo ever faster; Ivo trying to respond ever funnier. 

Tom Lucy: Melt

Tom Lucy: Melt

After sell-out runs at the Fringe in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy has appeared on a number of TV shows (Stand Up Central, Roast Battle, Live At The Comedy Store, Stand Up Sketch Show) a… 

Reginald D Hunter: Work in Progress

Reginald D Hunter: Work in Progress

Reginald returns to the Fringe with his off-year, set-building, work-in-progress show with working titles: The Things That I Was Wrong About, The Death of Uncle Fluffy, and The Man… 

Not Quite Midnight Radio

Not Quite Midnight Radio

After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 with In Loyal Company, and 2019 with Fragility of Man, David William Bryan returns with a brand-new psychological drama for 2020. 

Sean McLoughlin: Gold Rush

Sean McLoughlin: Gold Rush

International micro-star Sean McLoughlin (Chortle Award nominee, Ricky Gervais tour support) returns to the Fringe to give the people what they’ve paid for. 

Murder, She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Murder, She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

A classic murder mystery created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show from The Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company. 

Jamie D'Souza: Stop Drawing Willies on My Poster

Jamie D'Souza: Stop Drawing Willies on My Poster

Join rising star Jamie D’Souza as he performs his highly anticipated debut stand-up show about his first school crush. 

Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip

Dane Baptiste: The Chocolate Chip

Dane is now a grown-ass black man. 

Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

Sindhu Vee: Alphabet

A new hour of stand-up from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee. 

Sarah Keyworth: Lil' Keys

Sarah Keyworth: Lil' Keys

Lil’ Keys, big jokes. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents has created an entertaining, interactive and imaginative production based on this timeless classic. 

Chloe Petts: Alpha

Chloe Petts: Alpha

As seen on Dave’s Hypothetical and heard on BBC Radio 5 Live, join Petts, one of the most exciting prospects in comedy, in her debut hour of stand-up, Alpha. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 and 2019, In Loyal Company returns in a bigger venue for 2020. 

Ben Moor: Who Here's Lost?

Ben Moor: Who Here's Lost?

What do we make with our lives? An artist worries his work has lost its way. 

Jess Robinson: Jess to Impress!

Jess Robinson: Jess to Impress!

Get your glad rags on for festival favourite Jess Robinson – as she returns with her incredible live band and a brand-new show! Join the quadruple award winner for an hour of ele… 

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Watson, at 40, is halfway through his life according to the life expectancy calculator. 

George Lewis: Nudes

George Lewis: Nudes

When you type ‘George Lewis’ into Google, the suggestions that follow are pretty boring. 

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Aaron Simmonds: Hot Wheels

Four years ago, Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair. 

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Josh Jones: Waste of Space

Born and bred in Manchester and just your atypical northern bloke, Josh Jones is taking the circuit by storm. 

Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Gala

Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Gala

The UK’s first and premier award for celebrating live comedy. 

Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins. 

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin: 100% Simon Brodkin

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Tru… 

Steve

Steve

A fanfic no one asked for, a sprawling eulogy to a deceased robot that wears it’s fragile heart on it’s sleeve, a meme made by someone you can’t relate to. 

Gill Sims: Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****!

Gill Sims: Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****!

Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind Why Mummy Drinks, its follow up “Why Mummy Swears and the recently announced Why M… 

Josh Widdicombe: Work in Progress

Josh Widdicombe: Work in Progress

Ahead of his nationwide tour, Josh returns to Edinburgh for a strictly limited run of work-in-progress shows. 

Amusical

Amusical

Hosted by Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Amusical is a comedy celebration of all things West End (or Broadway if you’re American, or more well off than us). 

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

The Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 Best Show winner returns for one week only. 

dressed.

dressed.

Dressed is an intensely personal and moving account of Lydia Higginson's journey through the trauma of being stripped and assaulted at gun point. 

You're Safe 'Til 2024

You're Safe 'Til 2024

In 2018, David Finnigan met with 30 scientists and asked each of them a question: ‘What’s the biggest change happening in the world today?’ What they told him was a fascinating mix… 

Andrew Doyle: Exodus

Andrew Doyle: Exodus

One of the UK’s foremost political satirists, Andrew Doyle returns to Edinburgh for his eighth solo stand-up show. 

Medea Electronica

Medea Electronica

Pecho Mama return with their smash hit gig theatre production. 

Ruby Wax: How To Be Human

Ruby Wax: How To Be Human

Based on her bestselling book, Ruby’s new show How to Be Human answers every question you’ve ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex,… 

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Kieran Hodgson: '75

One of four shows he’s bringing to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, Kieran Hodgson showcases the best of his comedic talents in ’75, which uses the 1975 referendum on the UK’s… 

Kieran Hodgson: Maestro

Kieran Hodgson: Maestro

The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Three. 

Kieran Hodgson: Lance

Kieran Hodgson: Lance

The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Two. 

Kieran Hodgson: French Exchange

Kieran Hodgson: French Exchange

The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part One. 

Dan vs Food

Dan vs Food

A man eats a meal on stage. 

Tim Key

Tim Key

Tim Key from Peep Show, Partridge, Taskmaster and his own BAFTA-nominated Wonderdate, brings new poems to Edinburgh. 

Audible Live

Audible Live

Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for the audio series, Audible Live. 

Berk's Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special

Berk's Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special

Complete sell-out 2017 and 2018. 

The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

The best night of comedy on the Fringe, with all proceeds going to Waverley Care: a charity the Pleasance has supported for the last 28 years, providing care and support to people … 

Reverend Richard Coles: #SimpleCountryParson

Reverend Richard Coles: #SimpleCountryParson

Revd Richard Coles is on a fortnight’s leave from his country parish and has been excused from his co-presenting duties of Saturday Live (BBC Radio 4) to bring to Edinburgh this hi… 

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Hundreds entered, only a handful survive – now one will be crowned Britain’s Funniest Student 2019. 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Join Amy and a panel of her more famous comedian friends at the recording of a live comedy conversation show. 

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs...?! with Dr Ben Garrod

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs...?! with Dr Ben Garrod

The hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed by Bear Grylls on Celebrity Island, scrawny Fringe legend Watson returns with his show about empathy: one of the top-ten best… 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. 

HUB Fresh

HUB Fresh

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a changing line-up of comedians all making their Pleasance debuts this year. 

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

A one-off comedy extravaganza! For the past 35 years, the Pleasance has been the home of new comedy talent in Edinburgh. 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

‘It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe’. 

The Mae Martin Experiment

The Mae Martin Experiment

The star of her own highly-acclaimed Netflix stand-up special and 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Mae Martin builds an improvised hour of stand-up based on the audience’s su… 

The Guilty Feminist: Live Podcast

The Guilty Feminist: Live Podcast

The Guilty Feminist podcast has become a comedy phenomenon with over 60 million downloads since it launched in early 2016. 

Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen

Captain Jake and the Search for the Red Queen

Join Captain Jake’s Crew as he takes you on a journey to the high seas in this historic adventure. 

Arthur Smith: SYD

Arthur Smith: SYD

The story of an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times, told with love, laughter and song. 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Guest Host: Fred MacAulay – 9th, 10th and 11th. 

A Grave Situation

A Grave Situation

This World War II farce is a good choice for a 25-strong company to showcase their talents, with a wide range of roles on show. 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Great value, great venue and great fun! Lunchtime compilation showcasing comedians you must not miss with new line-ups every day hand-picked from across the Fringe. 

Birth

Birth

Life and death, love and loss, birth and miscarriage are all explored in this visual cycle of life. 

Ray Badran: Everybody Loves Ray, Man

Ray Badran: Everybody Loves Ray, Man

Australian comedian Ray Badran recently moved to the UK and is performing his debut Fringe show. 

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. 

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World

The Wild Unfeeling World is an ingenious bit of storytelling; not only is it an innovative and eccentric reimagining of Moby Dick, but a stunning example of a wonderfully modern ap… 

Snort

Snort

New Zealand’s favourite comedy improv show Snort makes its way to Edinburgh for the first time! Cheeky, topical, and relentlessly silly, Snort sees NZ’s best young comedians (inclu… 

Drowning

Drowning

“I am not a bad person”. 

The Death Hilarious: Razer

The Death Hilarious: Razer

The Death Hilarious: Razer starts out with a pretty solid premise: since his Fringe debut in 2017, Darren J. 

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming is the story of two friends across centuries of change and development. 

Will Duggan: Class Two

Will Duggan: Class Two

During an odd and turbulent time in recent history Will found himself questioning every poor decision he has ever made (namely everything he has ever said or done). 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures. 

Boulder

Boulder

In this reimagining of the Greek myth, a beautiful mechanical puppet is doomed with the hopeless task of pushing a colossal stone up a hill. 

Titania McGrath: Mxnifesto

Titania McGrath: Mxnifesto

Titania McGrath may just be a young Kensington girl with a modest Trust Fund and a thirst for social justice, but she’s in Edinburgh to make a difference, and inspire us common peo… 

Wireless Operator

Wireless Operator

This gripping true story of a terrifying night-time Lancaster Bomber raid in WWII uncovers the triggers of the lifelong legacy that traumatised those airmen who survived. 

AAA Stand-Up

AAA Stand-Up

Total sell-out 2005-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up. 

Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove

Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove

Winner of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award 2018 and the reigning Scottish Comedian of the Year, Stephen brings his much anticipated debut hour to the Fringe. 

Superhero Academy: Environmental Adventure!

Superhero Academy: Environmental Adventure!

Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world… quite literally! The planet needs all the help it can get and we can’t rely on David Attenb… 

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Big Bite-Size Breakfast Show

Good morning, Edinburgh! After Fringe sell-outs in 2017 and 2018, we’re moving to a lovely new venue. 

Endless Second

Endless Second

This innovative piece by Cut The Chord Theatre is a fresh perspective on sexual violence, consent and how to open conversations that empower both men and women. 

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. 

Tarot

Tarot

When three people in white nightgowns run frantically into an attic pouring a circle of salt, you know the devil can’t be far behind. 

Matt Forde: Brexit, Pursued by a Bear

Matt Forde: Brexit, Pursued by a Bear

Matt Forde’s reputation as one of our finest political satirists moves into even more assured territory with this caustic and superbly angry hour of impressions and observations. 

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear

Ben Pope is a ‘classy, stylish and accomplished’ (Chortle) comedian. 

Ed Night: Jokes of Love and Hate

Ed Night: Jokes of Love and Hate

‘His stand-up is some of the cleverest, funniest and most unassuming comedy I’ve encountered’ ***** (AYoungerTheatre. 

Moon: We Cannot Get Out

Moon: We Cannot Get Out

Two provincial louts perform grotty comedy sketches. 

Heidi Regan: Heidi Kills Time

Heidi Regan: Heidi Kills Time

Silly, surreal show about time travel, love and time travel. 

Alexander Fox: Snare

Alexander Fox: Snare

‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me. 

Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind

Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind

Spencer Jones took last year’s Edinburgh Fringe off, but did he waste his time idling? Not a chance. 

Jennifer Tyler: Ready or Not

Jennifer Tyler: Ready or Not

For years, Jennifer liked to be over-prepared. 

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Phil Wang needs this more than us, or so he tells the packed Pleasance venue he’s playing this year. 

Not Black and White

Not Black and White

United by love, broken by reality. 

Aaron Chen: Piss Off (Just Kidding)

Aaron Chen: Piss Off (Just Kidding)

Winner: Best Newcomer 2017, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC

Pete Firman & The Amazing TBC

Come and witness the first and possibly final performance of The World’s Greatest Magical Double Act! Award-winning magician/comedian Pete Firman returns to the Fringe with a mag… 

Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

Before even taking the stage, Lucy Porter announces that we’ve won the ‘Sexiest Audience at the Fringe’ award, so you know we’re onside by the time she grabs the mic. 

Blodeuwedd Untold

Blodeuwedd Untold

This bold, poetic, storytelling performance by Jo Blake is more of a series of questions than a search for truth. 

Mighty

Mighty

The ‘remarkable’ (Scotsman) and bite-sized Jack AG Britton presents Mighty; a TED talk-meets-theatre show that combines comedy, live music and spoken word to ask the big (or li… 

Anna Drezen: Okay Get Home Safe!!

Anna Drezen: Okay Get Home Safe!!

The Saturday Night Live writer and former editor-at-large of online satirical women’s magazine Reductress comes to the Fringe for the first time with a show all about true crime, t… 

Fishbowl

Fishbowl

Hootingly funny and devilishly clever, Fishbowl is a masterpiece of physical comedy. 

Tom Taylor: Is the Indie Feel-Good Hit of the Summer

Tom Taylor: Is the Indie Feel-Good Hit of the Summer

From the maker of sell-out Fringe hit: The Charlie Montague Mysteries; tour support for Ed Sheeran’s tour support, Tom Taylor, stars in his debut stand-up show packed full of jokes… 

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

Tucked away in a corner of Pleasance Courtyard, Glenn Moore delights a packed crowd with an hour of non-stop puns and twisted humour. 

Beach Body Ready

Beach Body Ready

In our current day and age with consuming media in whatever shape it may take, it’s not difficult to find an advert, article or commentary about the body and how we should look i… 

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

If you saw a live news report of an alien invasion on a network you trusted, would you believe it? Rhum & Clay’s production of The War of the Worlds poses that exact question… 

Pierre Novellie: You're Expected to Care

Pierre Novellie: You're Expected to Care

Existing is exhausting. 

Rosie Jones: Backward

Rosie Jones: Backward

We first encounter the witty Yorkshire whirlwind that is Rosie Jones, as she bops along to what we assume is a silent disco, as she is adorned with massive red headphones. 

Sunil Patel: White Knight

Sunil Patel: White Knight

Fire emoji. 

Girl Wasp

Girl Wasp

Bees are immediately punished for their stings. 

Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)

Stand Up with Janine Harouni (Please Remain Seated)

When will Joanne Harouni get to do the Ted Talk she deserves?In an unusual standup routine, Harouni devotes her hour-long performance to stories about her multifaceted father and l… 

Micky Overman Presents: Presenting Miss Micky Overman

Micky Overman Presents: Presenting Miss Micky Overman

This brand-spanking-new hour by the 2018 Chortle Best Newcomer nominee finally answers the question no one is dying to have answered: ‘where is she from?!’. 

Giants Are Fjörd

Giants Are Fjörd

Everything about Giants Are Fjörd, the Fringe favourite duo’s new show for 2019, is exciting. 

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn is ready for an adventure! Les Petits return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonder… 

Adam Hess: My Grandad Has a Fringe

Adam Hess: My Grandad Has a Fringe

The star of Tonight at the Palladium (ITV), Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Live from the BBC is back with, without doubt, his funniest show yet. 

Bobby & Amy

Bobby & Amy

On a bare stage at Pleasance Upstairs, Bobby & Amy promises storytelling in its purest form. 

Moon Dragon for 5 and Under

Moon Dragon for 5 and Under

Bertie the Moon Dragon is having a terrible day! Nothing is as it should be. 

I, AmDram

I, AmDram

Amateur dramatics: the unspoken past of many a Fringe performer. 

Ciarán Dowd: Padre Rodolfo

Ciarán Dowd: Padre Rodolfo

World-famous lothario, swordsman and butthead Rodolfo is back! Following an unspeakable tragedy he turns his back on his lifestyle – rejects the sword, takes a vow of chastity an… 

Michael Odewale: #BLACKBEARSMATTER

Michael Odewale: #BLACKBEARSMATTER

Michael Odewale is selfish. 

Rubbish Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rubbish Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Runaways. 

Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It

Matt Winning: It's the End of the World as We Know It

(And I feel fine (but not all the time)). 

George Fouracres: Gentlemon

George Fouracres: Gentlemon

George Fouracres, Wolverhampton’s fancy-pantsiest son, tells stories of a Black Country childhood, sings ancient ballads, becomes occasional grotesques and splatters his odd brain … 

Kelly Convey: Telephone Voice

Kelly Convey: Telephone Voice

Kelly Convey ‘Chatham girl done good’ brings us her debut hour which travels back in time to her errant teenage years, through her high-flying twenties as an executive, right up to… 

Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It

Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It

Musical Comedy Award winners 2018 sing about everything keeping them awake at night: tax, wooden cutlery and the consequences of last night’s eight double G&Ts. 

Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night

Jack Gleadow: Mr Saturday Night

Winner of Amused Moose National New Comic and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year makes his Fringe debut after performing as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve in … 

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Helen Bauer: Little Miss Baby Angel Face

Helen Bauer hits the Fringe hard with this compelling comedy debut which is slick, sassy and super satisfying. 

Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

In a festival where comedians eager to share their personal histories, foibles and perspectives on the world can oft seem ten-a-penny, it makes a pleasant change of pace to spend a… 

The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

Casey Jay Andrews, resplendent in red dungarees in an intimate venue of her own creation, begins by reminding us pointedly that in her show she is not an actor but will “remain a… 

The Listies: Ickypedia

The Listies: Ickypedia

***** (Fest). 

It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

In the past 20 to 30 years, our world has drastically changed, especially within the realm of politics and culture. 

Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann

In the queue for Flanders and Swann, I was struck (but not entirely surprised) that the audience were of a higher age demographic than any of the other 250 or so Edinburgh Fringe s… 

Boar

Boar

Stage mist and ethereal warfare sounds are the backdrop to this wonderful hour of bloodthirsty battle and adventure, with a cast of thousands resonating through the medium of Lewis… 

Don’t Be Terrible

Don’t Be Terrible

Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so. 

Murder on the Dancefloor

Murder on the Dancefloor

Death on the depressing dancefloor that is the job and house hunting game – certainly not the most ideal outcome for a 21 year old just trying to live. 

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo’s treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old. 

SWIM

SWIM

SWIM is a show about wild swimming and grief, as theatremaker Liz Richardson tells the audience at the start. 

Orlando

Orlando

Rocking a minimalist set of a stool and a book, Lucy Roslyn performs this one person play drawing parallels between Virginia Woolf’s classic novel, and her own tumultuous foray i… 

Cam Spence: The Sunshine Clinic

Cam Spence: The Sunshine Clinic

Cam Spence presents an explosive debut hour of idiosyncratic character comedy. 

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

Jayde Adams is back and this time it’s serious. 

Electrolyte

Electrolyte

A show unlike anything I’ve seen before, Wildcard Theatre bring award-winning Electrolyte back to the Fringe for a second year running. 

Moon Dragon Babies for Under 1s

Moon Dragon Babies for Under 1s

This interactive show, written especially for babies aged one and under, tells the story of Bertie the Moon Dragon who misses his cue to send the Moon up into the night sky. 

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids

Beetlemania: Kafka for Kids

The smash hit of last year’s festival is back! Join the Kafkateers for their ‘riotously cheerful’ (Chortle. 

Marcel Lucont: No. Dix

Marcel Lucont: No. Dix

The Fringe’s favourite Frenchman returns for his tenth year with an exquisite new show and a live band to abuse. 

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

Tommy Fury once said “if life is a game, then love is the prize”. 

Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster

Alice Snedden: Absolute Monster

Who are we? What are we doing here? Do you like me? And what are you saying behind my back? Let’s all get together and definitively find out if I’m the best or worst person you… 

Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun

Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun

Strap. 

Anna and Helen: Stuck in a Rat

Anna and Helen: Stuck in a Rat

Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn’t it? Time marches on, but you’re on the spot. 

Nina Conti: Work in Progress

Nina Conti: Work in Progress

British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is boldly experimenting and discovering fresh ideas as she develops her next new show. 

Fox

Fox

This monologue, written and performed by Katie Guicciardi, addresses the underreported issue of post-partum depression through a thoughtful combination of analogy, props and heartf… 

AAA Stand-Up Late

AAA Stand-Up Late

Total sell-out 2010-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up. 

The Rebirth of Meadow Rain

The Rebirth of Meadow Rain

Trauma is never an easy thing to talk about. 

The Incident Room

The Incident Room

True crime obsession has reached new heights in the past few years with a seemingly endless stream of documentaries, books and podcasts available to armchair sleuths everywhere. 

Huge Davies: The Carpark

Huge Davies: The Carpark

From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. 

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé

Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance. 

I Lost My Virginity to Chopin's Nocturne in B-Flat Minor

I Lost My Virginity to Chopin's Nocturne in B-Flat Minor

‘I’m not going to gamble the happiness I have with you for a chance at happiness with someone else – what’s the point?’ Ollie and Laura have been together for three years, and ar… 

Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow

Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow

Welcome to The Chicken Appreciation Society and welcome to the mind of meat processor, Comrade Egg. 

Ladybones

Ladybones

Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel. 

Nigel Ng: Culture Shocked

Nigel Ng: Culture Shocked

Nigel Ng (as seen on Comedy Central’s Standup Central, Roast Battle) brings you on a joyous romp through his life in the UK as a Malaysian immigrant. 

I Run

I Run

I Run is a Danish one-man play about running and grief. 

An Audience with Yasmine Day

An Audience with Yasmine Day

If character comedy tickles your funny bone then look no further than An Audience With Yasmine Day at Pleasance Courtyard. 

Fragility of Man

Fragility of Man

After a total sell-out run in 2018 with In Loyal Company, David William Bryan returns with a brand-new solo play exploring the effects of one man’s lifelong battle with the justice… 

Catching Comets

Catching Comets

After discovering a comet hurtling towards Earth, Toby snaps and turns into the action hero in his own movie on a mission to save the world from impending doom. 

Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

To say that Murder She Didn’t Write, from Degrees of Error, is a slick production is an understatement. 

The Accident Did Not Take Place

The Accident Did Not Take Place

YesYesNoNo are searching for the truth. 

Moonbird

Moonbird

‘He doesn’t listen for his name’ said a father (who happened to be a king. 

Kai Samra: Underclass

Kai Samra: Underclass

Award-winning stand-up comedian Kai Samra presents his hotly tipped debut hour. 

Colin Cloud: Sinful

Colin Cloud: Sinful

Colin Cloud is the undisputed rockstar of the Edinburgh Fringe magic world and one of the festival’s greatest success stories of recent years. 

Chris Washington: Raconteur

Chris Washington: Raconteur

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Chris returns with a brand-new show. 

Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo

Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo

It is common to see stand-up comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe be either unnecessarily controversial or unimaginatively bland. 

One Duck Down

One Duck Down

One Duck Down. 

Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

Lucy McCormick: Post Popular

Post Popular is Lucy McCormick's attempt to follow-up her fantastic and hugely popular show Triple Threat. 

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching

Good comedy doesn’t come out of a comedian being happy, right? Wrong! Suzi Ruffell proves her own point wrong when she begins her show, Dance Like Everyone’s Watching, by sayin… 

Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

Primary Times Children’s Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back. 

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James McNicholas: The Boxer

James’ grandad, Terry Downes, became world middleweight champion in 1961. 

Best Girl

Best Girl

Best Girl is a story told by the nervous, but likable Annie. 

Bible John

Bible John

In the late 1960s three women were murdered by an Old Testament quoting serial killer by the name of Bible John. 

Trump Lear

Trump Lear

Last year’s ‘chaotically enjoyable’ (Spectator) sell-out hit Shakespeare adaptation returns. 

Rhys James: Snitch

Rhys James: Snitch

The boy from Mock the Week (BBC Two), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The News Quiz and star of Rhys James Is. 

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood

Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin. 

Getting to Know Katie

Getting to Know Katie

We enter stage and Jonathan Ashby-Rock delicately tends to his flowers, encased in boxes across the stage. 

Schalk Bezuidenhout: South African White Boy

Schalk Bezuidenhout: South African White Boy

Two-time SA Comic’s Choice Award winner, South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout is back in the UK with his Edinburgh debut. 

Tom Parry: Parryoke!

Tom Parry: Parryoke!

Fresh from his Best Newcomer nomination in 2015, Parry is back with a brand-new hour celebrating life, love and going tops off! Join the largest (girth, height) third of the legend… 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for its 12th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created from sc… 

Vikki Stone: Song Bird

Vikki Stone: Song Bird

A tambourine aficionado from the Midlands, Vikki Stone delights us with this hour of joyful mirth as she delves into modern life as a millennial. 

Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is a glimmering, harrowing, firework display of a show, and is easily among the best performances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. 

Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders

Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders

Somewhat new to the interactive theatre scene, and a little suspicious of what I would find, Adam Riches: The Beakington Town Hall Murders was an unexpected delight. 

Lucy Beaumont: Space Mam

Lucy Beaumont: Space Mam

The hugely anticipated new show from Best Newcomer nominee. 

The Last of the Pelican Daughters

The Last of the Pelican Daughters

The Wardrobe Ensemble is back at the Fringe with a powerfully emotional story of family. 

A Holy Show

A Holy Show

Written and directed by Janet Moran. 

John Robins: Hot Shame

John Robins: Hot Shame

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, digital DJ, vibe-magnet, yells into a well. 

Algorithms

Algorithms

This raucous monologue from Sadie Clark gives us a tale of dating and identity from the bleeding edge of the 21st century. 

Jake Lambert: Never Mak the Same Mistak Twice

Jake Lambert: Never Mak the Same Mistak Twice

Following on from his sold-out, ‘solidly entertaining debut’ (Scotsman), Jake Lambert returns with a brand-new show packed full of ‘brilliant one-liners’ (Chortle. 

Typical

Typical

Ryan Calais Cameron’s powerful new work plays with the meanings of its title in many ways: our central, point-of-view character has the “distinctive qualities of a particular t… 

David Benson – Cato Street 1820

David Benson – Cato Street 1820

Benson shares his fascination with the infamous plot to murder Lord Liverpool’s entire cabinet and the grisly aftermath on the gallows at Newgate. 

Love (Watching Madness)

Love (Watching Madness)

This one-woman show, written and performed by Isabelle Kabban, is a tender, thoughtful and deeply moving account of a mother-daughter relationship affected by mental illness. 

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

Writing a Fringe show on the premise of an audience member who hated your show last year is a bold move, but Catherine Bohart pulls it off and even manages to make a political poin… 

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

Sara Barron returns to the Fringe after a bumper year in 2018 where her show For Worse as nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcommer. 

Jordan Brookes: I've Got Nothing

Jordan Brookes: I've Got Nothing

No tricks. 

Camille O'Sullivan Sings Cave

Camille O'Sullivan Sings Cave

The queen of the Fringe premieres a new show exploring the dark and light of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ music in her dangerous yet fragile theatrical style. 

Audacious Mr Astley

Audacious Mr Astley

Meet the man who invented circuses! From cavalry hero to circus founder, Sergeant-Major Philip Astley is the real Greatest Showman, telling first-hand of the dawn and spread of cir… 

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In

The eleven-time sell-out sensation returns for an evening of improvised anarchy with the biggest names in comedy. 

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People

The Land of My Fathers and Mothers and Some Other People is an all-singing, all-dancing re-enactment of what Rhys’s Mam wrote down 40 years ago. 

FATTY FAT FAT

FATTY FAT FAT

FATTY FAT FAT, performed by Katie Greenall, explores one woman’s journey of growing up fat and surviving in a world where your body is viewed as wrong, unhealthy and disgusting. 

Sexy Lamp

Sexy Lamp

Katie Arnstein has brought her joyous mix of caustic wit, a cautionary tale and a call to arms to her first Fringe. 

The Burning

The Burning

Witch is an old word. 

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck

Beyoncé’s Diva is blasting out as we wait for London Hughes to arrive. 

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

Catherine Cohen: The Twist...? She's Gorgeous

A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year. 

SOLD

SOLD

‘To be free is very sweet. 

Briony Redman is Indecisive (or Isn't, You Decide!)

Briony Redman is Indecisive (or Isn't, You Decide!)

Life is short. 

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

Keyworth has become something of an internet sensation in the last year, and her performance showcases a very confident and comfortable performer, owning her space and her audience… 

The Brand-New, Full-Throated Adventures of Reginald D Hunter

The Brand-New, Full-Throated Adventures of Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe with his highly anticipated new show. 

Alice and the Little Prince

Alice and the Little Prince

A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612. 

Jamie Loftus: Boss, Whom is Girl

Jamie Loftus: Boss, Whom is Girl

Learn how to empower yourself by participating in capitalism in this fabulous keynote speech from Silicon Valley girlboss and founder of Pee-Pee Smarthomes, Shell Gasoline-Sandwich… 

I'll Take You to Mrs Cole!

I'll Take You to Mrs Cole!

It’s 1981 and ska music pulses. 

With Child

With Child

A solo show – six different women, one thing in common. 

Sophie Duker: Venus

Sophie Duker: Venus

“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired. 

Einstein

Einstein

Pip Utton is one of the world’s most respected performers of solo theatre and a Fringe legend. 

Mustard Doesn't Go with Girls

Mustard Doesn't Go with Girls

When the children of Bow-on-Tie start mysteriously disappearing, Abigail decides to investigate further. 

Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut

Felicity Ward: Busting a Nut

Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 series Appisodes, a Netflix special Live from the BBC, and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Felicity Ward returns to the Ed… 

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

Flo & Joan: Alive on Stage

Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan return to Edinburgh with a new hour of their … 

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. 

Future History: 1968

Future History: 1968

Mikhail Zygar and Karen Shainyan are two of Russia’s most controversial journalists, still holding the Putin Government to account. 

Amusical

Amusical

For one night only. 

AART TV Live!

AART TV Live!

AART TV Live! Mikey the Aartist return to the Pleasance with his all new AART TV show featuring guest artists Amrit Maghera from Hollyoaks and Jim Parkyn/Aardman Animations discuss… 

Unspoken

Unspoken

From the team who brought you the winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for the groundbreaking The Two Worlds of Charlie F, Bravo 22 Company’s new drama, … 

Anna Mann's Late Night Cheese and Sex Party

Anna Mann's Late Night Cheese and Sex Party

Colin Hoult’s ‘masterclass in character comedy’ (Time Out). 

Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

The widely acclaimed ex-Young Pleasance physical theatre ensemble Spies Like Us returned to the Festival Fringe this year with not only one show but two brilliant shows in an adapt… 

Kill the Beast: Director's Cut

Kill the Beast: Director's Cut

Acclaimed comedy troupe Kill the Beast returns to the Fringe with a new show that is a bizarre mash up of Poltergeist and The Room. 

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Your passport to saner living. 

Nutty Noah: You Might Die!

Nutty Noah: You Might Die!

Nutty Noah, recently crowned UK Family Entertainer of the Year 2018, invites you to join him in poking his tongue out at death and stamping on the foot of St Peter. 

Tom Lucy: Reluctant Millennial

Tom Lucy: Reluctant Millennial

Tom Lucy is one of the youngest professional comedians on the circuit. 

Rosie Jones: Fifteen Minutes

Rosie Jones: Fifteen Minutes

Rosie Jones is a comedian with a penchant for being mischievous. 

Tim Key: Megadate

Tim Key: Megadate

A brand-new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old-school wistfulness. 

An Instinct for Kindness

An Instinct for Kindness

In November 2010, Chris Larner accompanied his chronically ill ex-wife to Dignitas in Switzerland. 

Gruff Rhys: Resist Phony Encores!

Gruff Rhys: Resist Phony Encores!

Fictional musician Gruff Rhys plays selections from his four-decade career and explores how he overcame chronic shyness, stoner culture and communicative dysfunction, by placing co… 

Birthday Girls: Late-Night Comedy Party

Birthday Girls: Late-Night Comedy Party

Ever wanted a lock-in with the cream of the UK’s comedy circuit in a cool cabaret bar late at night at the Edinburgh Fringe? Hell yeah! Well your dreams have just come true. 

Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

Matt Forde: Brexit Through the Gift Shop

The whole thing’s a mess and only one person can sort it out. 

Busking It

Busking It

‘If I don’t know you and you don’t know me, then you’re free in your anonymity. 

WHITE

WHITE

If you’ve ever felt stuck between two groups, both suspicious of you and neither accepting of the other, you may have the slightest indication of what Koko Brown is trying to com… 

Seann Walsh: After This One I'm Going Home

Seann Walsh: After This One I'm Going Home

Every year I have to write a 100 word blurb for a new show and basically I’ve now been doing this long enough to know that none of this bullsh*t makes any difference. 

Medea Electronica

Medea Electronica

Of all the Greek tragedies I think it is Medea that sticks with us the most as modern audiences. 

The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

A top night of comedy with all proceeds going to Waverley Care, a charity the Pleasance has supported for the past 27 years, providing care and support to people living with HIV or… 

Audible Presents

Audible Presents

Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all being recorded for audio series Audible Presents. 

Reverend Richard Coles: Confessions

Reverend Richard Coles: Confessions

Join former 80s pop star turned vicar and broadcaster Reverend Richard Coles – co-host of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and BBC One’s The Big Painting Challenge, star of Strictly C… 

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Chortle Student Comedy Award Final

Hundreds entered, only a handful survive – now one will be crowned Britain’s funniest student 2018. 

Berk's Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special

Berk's Nest Mid-Fest Comedy Special

Complete sell-out 2017. 

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Sindhu Vee: Sandhog

Loving your children, spouse and aging parents (in that order, please don’t tell my mother) is very hard work, very intense and, a lot of the time, it sucks. 

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy. 

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Ed Patrick: Comedians' Surgery

Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly. 

Let's Inherit the Earth

Let's Inherit the Earth

World premiere. 

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. 

Kerry Godliman: Work in Progress

Kerry Godliman: Work in Progress

Kerry Godliman is back in Edinburgh to try out material she’s never said out loud before. 

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Robert White and His Particularly Silly Organ

Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Robert White brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh-packed hour. 

HUB Fresh

HUB Fresh

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a line-up of comedians, all making their Pleasance debuts this year. 

Opera Mouse

Opera Mouse

Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage. 

Grimm's Fairer Tales

Grimm's Fairer Tales

With wolves, witches and goblins, the story unfolds as the audience is invited to become part of the drama. 

A Dragon in the Family

A Dragon in the Family

All the best stories begin with a game. 

Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd: Reasons to Be Cheerful

Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd: Reasons to Be Cheerful

Following a string of sell-out live dates and festival appearances, Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd bring their hit podcast to the Fringe. 

Bite-Size Plays Presents: Neverwant

Bite-Size Plays Presents: Neverwant

Neverwant: the algorithm of life. 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe. 

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Join us for a one-off comedy extravaganza! Come check out some of the new kids on the block as they make their Pleasance debut in this late-night comedy gala! Best of all, tickets … 

John Hegley: Morning Wordship

John Hegley: Morning Wordship

Join the morning chorus of clappy, clippy, cloppy, floppy, flappy sing-song and poem pong. 

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes

A reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, the ‘superbly talented’ (List) Young Pleasance bring the glitz, glamour, and seedy underworld of interwar Berlin to life with chara… 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Join Nicholas Parsons, comedy actor and legendary host of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute, for an unmissable hour of fun and laughter in the company of some very special guests. 

Questing Time

Questing Time

London’s best comedy Dungeons & Dragons show is rolling into Edinburgh to ask the funniest people on the Fringe if they have what it takes to be heroes. 

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… 

Infinita

Infinita

Familie Flöz are back with another beautiful, gentle and poignant piece of physical theatre. 

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower

Look, I think we can all agree that 2018 has been an absolute bloody nightmare. 

Peter Straker Sings Brel

Peter Straker Sings Brel

Straker is unquestionably the finest interpreter of Brel’s songs. 

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

Jamali Maddix: Vape Lord

"If there are any reviewers in tonight, gimme four stars. 

Wilde Creatures

Wilde Creatures

A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, direct from London’s West End. 

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

One of Britain’s leading one-liner comics returns with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Great value lunchtime compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics. 

The Tape Face Show

The Tape Face Show

As a genuine YouTube sensation, TV talent show star, and with a Las Vegas residency, Tape Face is a comedy rock god but he isn’t here to play the hits; this is an hour of brand n… 

Propeller

Propeller

Propeller is a play which relates a small town’s struggle to reinstate a railway line, in order to make a much wider statement on the merits and masquerade of social action. 

Great British Mysteries: 1599?

Great British Mysteries: 1599?

After a sell out run last year the Great British Mysteries return to the Fringe with a new show set 400 years earlier, but still the containing the wit, charm, and ridiculous sense… 

The Fetch Wilson

The Fetch Wilson

The Fetch Wilson is the type of play that might work very well as a film, or so you might think upon leaving the theatre. 

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak: How Embarrassing for Her

Jacqueline Novak finds everything embarrassing. 

The Pin: Backstage

The Pin: Backstage

The Pin return to the Edinburgh Fringe with an Alan Ayckbourn type conceit: as suggested by this year’s title Backstage, the bulk of the show has performers Alex Owen and Ben Ash… 

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors. 

The Free Association: Jacuzii

The Free Association: Jacuzii

The Free Association – London’s leading improv comedy theatre and school – returns with their smash-hit show Jacuzii. 

AAA Stand-Up Late

AAA Stand-Up Late

Total sell-out 2010-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 

The Archive of Educated Hearts

The Archive of Educated Hearts

"People are amazing, aren’t they?" So asks a lone voice in the darkness. 

The Bear

The Bear

The Bear by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles Productions. 

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

Alice Snedden: Self-Titled

After performing to sold-out crowds at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Alice Snedden is bringing her debut show, Self-Titled, to Edinburgh. 

Daniel Cook: Carpet

Daniel Cook: Carpet

Watching Daniel Cook run wildly around Pleasance’s Bunker Two, three things are clear: 1. 

No One Is Coming to Save You

No One Is Coming to Save You

No One is Coming to Save You is an abstract piece of theatre which eschews character development and plot narrative, in favour of exploring recurring images. 

Moon

Moon

Moon is a comedy double-act by Jack Chisnall and Joshua Dolphin, two proud sons of England’s provincial backwaters. 

Norris & Parker: Burn the Witch

Norris & Parker: Burn the Witch

First and foremost, this is not a show for the faint-hearted. 

Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted

If you enjoy relatable comedy which is sprinkled with a dusting of political satire, then Angela Barnes: Rose Tinted is the show for you. 

Everything Is Going to Be KO

Everything Is Going to Be KO

Everything’s Going to be KO begins with an educational psychologist. 

Clingfilm

Clingfilm

What do you get when a Pole, a Turk and a Brit turn up at a funeral? A cabaret. 

Finding Fassbender

Finding Fassbender

The Fringe is all about first impressions; the opening minutes of a free stand up show, the six word spiel spurted at you by flyerers with an outstretched hand, the carefully chose… 

Trump Lear

Trump Lear

Direct from its hit New York season, Trump meets Lear in this ‘biting political satire’ (Theasy. 

Egg: Richard Pictures

Egg: Richard Pictures

Brand-new sketch show from stars of award-winning Fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1). 

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

Sarah Keyworth: Dark Horse

Dark Horse covers lots of ground and it is evidently the result of Keyworth tirelessly exploring multiple comic avenues. 

Lucy Porter: Pass It On

Lucy Porter: Pass It On

A brand-new stand-up show from the perennial Fringe favourite. 

Briony Redman: Sketch Artist

Briony Redman: Sketch Artist

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. 

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company

If you were anywhere near the Pleasance Courtyard this year, you’ll of heard of Lab Rats Theatre’s In Loyal Company as it shook the Fringe with its sell out run and critical ac… 

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

Hal’s literally filled our screens in the last few years on such shows as Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and The Great British Bake O… 

WEIRD

WEIRD

Critically acclaimed company return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt

Evelyn Mok: Bubble Butt

Evelyn Mok hungers to speak about the uncomfortable, but for a Swedish-Chinese woman, who will gladly "take cake over di*k any day of the week", this is something that co… 

Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde

Jayde Adams: The Divine Ms Jayde

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. 

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Darren Harriott: Visceral

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Darren Harriott returns with a brand new show that explores everything from the personal to the political with his trademark warmth an… 

Kika's Birthday

Kika's Birthday

Kika, a little French mouse, is going to be five years old! Her family has planned a birthday surprise, with friends, songs and a grasshopper band. 

Ad Libido

Ad Libido

Fran wants to want sex. 

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You

As a character actor, Pip Utton is renowned for his depictions of world-famous figures, ranging from Margaret Thatcher to Charles Dickens and everything in between. 

Sirens

Sirens

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if figures from Greek myth were around today? Well, Zoo Co Theatre Company have got you covered. 

Adam Hess: Seahorse

Adam Hess: Seahorse

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, as seen on Tonight at the Palladium and Live at the BBC. 

Short & Curly: Young at Start

Short & Curly: Young at Start

Curly is convinced that appearing youthful is the answer to success and he will do whatever is necessary to get ‘youth’. 

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road is, more than anything, a lot of fun to watch and a strong example of the power of devised theatre and the ensemble. 

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In!

The Noise Next Door's Comedy Lock-In!

The 10-time sell-out sensation returns to Edinburgh with a jaw-dropping, side-splitting evening of finely-tuned anarchy, featuring a cavalcade of incredible special guests and some… 

Mr. Swallow and the Vanishing Elephant

Mr. Swallow and the Vanishing Elephant

Following the five-star, sell-out success of Houdini, Nick Mohammed’s alter ego Mr. 

Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort

Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-Sort

Celebrating the friendship between composer and war poet, Ivor Gurney, and musician and first woman music critic, Marion Scott; written and performed by Jan Carey. 

Cat in the Hat

Cat in the Hat

From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat is the funniest, most mischievous Cat they have ever met. 

Better Together

Better Together

Join the three delightful clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair. 

Owen Roberts: I Let a Six-Year-Old Write My Show

Owen Roberts: I Let a Six-Year-Old Write My Show

After a severe case of writer’s block, Owen has thrown caution to the wind and decided to let a child write his show for him. 

Dracula

Dracula

This is not your grandmother’s Dracula, which may be immediately obvious when you walk into the theatre to the sounds of a Queen song. 

Rob Oldham: Worm's Lament

Rob Oldham: Worm's Lament

Rob Oldham, Amused Moose Breakthrough Comic 2017 and tour support for John Kearns and Abandoman, considers politics, youth and death. 

Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob

Kwame Asante: Teenage Heartblob

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame was overweight in his late childhood and obese in his early teens. 

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Lauren Pattison: Peachy

Pattison explodes onto the stage in sparkly hot pants, boots and a crop top. 

Audacious Mr Astley

Audacious Mr Astley

In this, the 250th anniversary year of the world’s first circus performance, the ‘father of the modern circus’ Serjeant-Major Philip Astley is reincarnated by his modern-day equiva… 

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Following four sell-out Fringe runs and marking 30 years of Section 28, the Iron Lady returns in her original 80s drag cabaret extravaganza! On the eve of a crucial vote, Maggie ge… 

Outside

Outside

As the UK emerges from a state-mandated curfew, three young friends see their newfound freedom arrive but with shackles of its own. 

Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks

Heidi Regan: Heidi vs Sharks

Winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2017 and So You Think You’re Funny 2016, Heidi Regan brings her debut show to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Songlines

Songlines

‘She’s scared of what I might get up to out here in the countryside. 

Colin Cloud: Psycho(Logical)

Colin Cloud: Psycho(Logical)

Colin Cloud conjures a cryptic presence as the audience enter to him trapped motionless in a large perspex box. 

Natalie Palamides: Nate

Natalie Palamides: Nate

For the first time in history, it’s hard to be a man. 

Jordan Brookes: Bleed

Jordan Brookes: Bleed

The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee returns for more loosely justified nonsense. 

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

The multi award-winning Fringe cult hit is back. 

Brexit

Brexit

A new Tory PM must unite his party’s warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal. 

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs

Richard Todd: We Need the Eggs

An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal. 

Impact

Impact

A terrible crime has been committed. 

John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

John Hastings: Float Like a Butterfly, John Hastings Like a Bee

Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm. 

Chris Turner: We're Where We Were

Chris Turner: We're Where We Were

Los Angeles hasn’t changed Chris – he’s a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread. 

Narcissist in the Mirror

Narcissist in the Mirror

  • Listing
  • Theatre
  • Vault Festival
  • Multiple Venues
  • 1st Aug 2018 - 14th Mar 2019

Optioned for TV by Lime Pictures, Ed Fringe 2018 SELLOUT SHOW, Manchester Theatre Awards 'Best New Play', Stagedoor 'Most Anticipated Show' at VAULT Festival 2019. 

Anuvab Pal: Empire

Anuvab Pal: Empire

The British Empire gave Anuvab a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left. 

Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal

Suzi Ruffell: Nocturnal

If you don’t have anxiety, I don’t think you’re concentrating! Suzi is worried about everything – from someone breaking into her flat, to human rights across the globe, to her ca… 

Alex Edelman: Just for Us

Alex Edelman: Just for Us

Alex Edelman’s full name is David Yosef Shimon Ben Illouz Haleivi Alexander Edelman. 

Tom Brace: Brace Yourself (It's Magic Time!)

Tom Brace: Brace Yourself (It's Magic Time!)

Hold on to your raincoats! Tom Brace brings a jam-packed hour of laughs and magic that you simply won’t believe! Expect the unexpected in this mind-boggling variety show. 

Micky Overman: Role Model

Micky Overman: Role Model

Rising star Micky Overman presents her highly anticipated debut show. 

Ladykiller

Ladykiller

With little more than a bedside lamp, a leather armchair and a helpful cadaver, The Thelmas have brought to life a deliciously morbid monologue that will please fans of Fleabag, Ma… 

Flies

Flies

I was excited about Flies. 

Avocado: Definitely Maybe Not

Avocado: Definitely Maybe Not

After last year’s millennial-bashing debut, Avocado! are back and invite you to take a leap into the twisted little world of two twenty-something nothings for a second helping of… 

When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

If silent Hollywood star Buster Keaton is remembered for anything, it's his emotionless, mask-like expression; so the initial shock here is that this Buster speaks and smiles. 

Sparks

Sparks

‘Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the time I’m 30. 

The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

Knowledge = Belief and Truth. 

Pierre Novellie: See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie

Pierre Novellie: See Novellie, Hear Novellie, Speak Novellie

Last year, Pierre gave you observational comedy for people who think they don’t like observational comedy (***** (Metro)), this year it’s satire for people without a team. 

Tessa Coates: Witch Hunt

Tessa Coates: Witch Hunt

After a sell-out debut, one third of Massive Dad (‘Hilarious’ (Guardian)) returns with another show about how we got here­­ and where we’re supposed to go next. 

Ivan Aristeguieta: Juithy

Ivan Aristeguieta: Juithy

Third World meets First World when this award-winning Venezuelan makes his Edinburgh debut. 

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal. 

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!

They say all political careers end in tears. 

George Lewis: A Man, a Plan, a Girl With Fake Tan

George Lewis: A Man, a Plan, a Girl With Fake Tan

When George was 12 he fell for the most beautiful, orangest girl in Stockport. 

The Half

The Half

A brand-new play from Danielle Ward, writer of cult Fringe shows Take-A-Break Tales, Psister Psycho, Gutted and Dani Frankenstein. 

Brennan Reece: Evermore

Brennan Reece: Evermore

After the sold-out success of Everglow and Everlong, English Comedian of the Year winner, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and voice of ITV’s Survival of the Fittest is back with a l… 

Build a Rocket

Build a Rocket

A powerful and uplifting, one-woman show about triumph over adversity. 

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

Rose Matafeo: Horndog

As the audience file in Rose Matafeo is playing table tennis with members of the front row, in a gimmick that does not factor into the later story at any point. 

VELVET

VELVET

‘I think you’re really talented. 

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show 2016) West End hit returns for its 11th consecutive year! A brand-new musical comedy is created fr… 

George Rigden: George-ous

George Rigden: George-ous

Adjective: someone called George who is irresistibly beautiful to any gender. 

How to Be Amazingly Happy!

How to Be Amazingly Happy!

How do you find a new ‘once upon a time’ after the ‘happy ever after’ never turned up? Victoria is on a quest to discover how you make a new life when you can’t have the … 

The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

Tall stories brings an incredibly charming and old school production of one of Oscar Wilde’s lesser known novellas, The Canterville Ghost, that perfectly embodies the spirit - p… 

Sisterhood

Sisterhood

A fearless adventure into the dark heart of a paradigm shift. 

Stevie Martin Vol. 1

Stevie Martin Vol. 1

One third of critically-acclaimed sketch group Massive Dad, **** (Guardian), Stevie Martin presents her debut solo show. 

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Luke Kempner: House of Faces

Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. 

Pricks

Pricks

I’ve had over 70,000 pricks… Of the medical kind. 

Olga Koch: Fight

Olga Koch: Fight

When you think of Russians, funny and comedian are probably not two words that instantly spring to mind; but in time, Olga Koch will change that. 

Toby Thompson: For the Record

Toby Thompson: For the Record

Brilliant, beguiling wordsmithery, swathed in the timeless allure of classic tunes on vinyl. 

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

The Showstoppers' Kids Show

Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures. 

Beard: Baby Come Back

Beard: Baby Come Back

Returning after their award-winning, sell-out 2015 show, Beard (‘one of the best kept secrets in comedy-town’ (List)) are back with their genre-defying comedy. 

Fronting

Fronting

A bold and convention-bashing introspection on the impact of HIV, through the medium of two young gay men. 

William Andrews: Willy

William Andrews: Willy

A joyful return to stand-up for this cult idiot. 

Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo

Ciarán Dowd: Don Rodolfo

Don Rodolfo opens his debut fringe hour duelling with an unseen coat rack. 

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Kieran Hodgson: '75

Ask most people to remember the early 70s and they won’t. 

Signals

Signals

There are shades of Beckett but without the plodding pretentiousness in Signals, Footprint Theatre’s new show all about human connection and the search for life beyond Earth. 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Enemies. 

Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom

Off on the adventure of a lifetime, Michael, his parents and their faithful dog Stella set sail around the world. 

Sisters: On Demand

Sisters: On Demand

After a sell-out debut show, innovative sketch duo Sisters are putting you in control of their highly anticipated second hour. 

The Song of Lunch

The Song of Lunch

Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Downton Abbey, Toast of London) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip, The Flood) star in this hilarious and poignant drama of a disastrous attempt to rekindle … 

Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

Murder She Didn't Write: The Improvised Murder Mystery

A classic murder mystery is created on the spot from audience suggestions in this ingenious show from Fringe favourites, Degrees of Error. 

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

Fin Taylor: When Harassy Met Sally

‘The most relevant comedian in Edinburgh’ (EdFestMag. 

The Duke

The Duke

In 2015 I sit at my desk waiting for an email to tell me what the final changes are that I need to make to the film script I’ve been working on for 10 years. 

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart: Immaculate

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. 

...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel

Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) returns in this sell-out one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. 

Lolly Adefope: Lolly 3

Lolly Adefope: Lolly 3

The hotly-anticipated new show from the multi-award-winning character comedian and star of Taskmaster (Dave), Loaded (Channel 4), Miracle Workers (TBS USA) and Damned (Channel 4). 

The Extinction Event

The Extinction Event

At the end of 60 minutes, mankind will vanish. 

Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

Snowflake. 

Dietrich: Natural Duty

Dietrich: Natural Duty

Sex, sequins, and scintillating musical numbers are all brought to bear into writer/performer Peter Groom’s one man (Woman?) show about the life and times of the glamourous gay i… 

AAA Stand-Up

AAA Stand-Up

Total sell-out 2005-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up. 

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Emma Sidi: Faces of Grace

Emma Sidi’s one-woman show Faces of Grace is absolutely bonkers. 

The Story Beast: Myths, Monsters & Mayhem

The Story Beast: Myths, Monsters & Mayhem

Hairy, ever so slightly scary tales for kids from the multi award-nominated wizard (alias John Henry Falle) and his arch-enemy, Mandy the Witch Who Lives Under The Sink (Funny Wome… 

Polaris

Polaris

Holly & Ted’s Polaris opens with a slow explanation of the characters the two actors will be playing, frustratingly broken up by the use of a tablet to control an impressive … 

Freeman

Freeman

Theatre is often defined as a means of offering a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. 

Chris Washington: You Beauty!

Chris Washington: You Beauty!

Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee, Chris Washington debuts his brand-new show about the best year of his life! Including receiving the prestigious 10 years service tie pin from Royal… 

Matt Rees: Happy Hour

Matt Rees: Happy Hour

Matt Rees returns to Edinburgh with his highly anticipated debut Happy Hour. 

Mr Thing

Mr Thing

The live, chaotic, comedy chat show Thing. 

Pete Firman: Marvels

Pete Firman: Marvels

Pete Firman enters the stage in his trademark three-piece suit, warming the audience up with a cascade of comedy nuggets which sets the scene for what is to come. 

Drenched

Drenched

A raincoated man bursts into one of two bunkers in the lower section of the Pleasance Courtyard. 

The Crooners

The Crooners

An hour of non-stop, razor-sharp, unadulterated show business. 

Jake Lambert: Little Lost Lad

Jake Lambert: Little Lost Lad

Jake lives alone, cuts his own hair, has an ability to remember the exact date he first tasted each specific food for the first time and has a one-eyed cat. 

UNCONDITIONAL

UNCONDITIONAL

There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment, isn’t there? So many stories needing to be told, so many national myths being rewritten, so much is constantly changing that … 

No Kids

No Kids

Should we have kids? It’s a difficult question, but one that becomes even more complex when you’re a gay couple, and have to grapple with a whole cavalcade of unique problems c… 

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

For one night only, award-winning comedian/composer Vikki Stone will perform her brand-new orchestral work Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, alongside one of Scotland’s finest y… 

G and Ste's Big Gay Wedding

G and Ste's Big Gay Wedding

G and Ste are Fringe fanatics who felt that becoming part of the Fringe was the perfect way to celebrate their nuptials. 

Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

One of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene, with a fresh and fierce female voice, Lauren Pattison has arrived with her hotly anticipated debut hour about embracing your… 

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

Mark Watson: I'm Not Here

This show, a high spot of Watson’s notorious Edinburgh career, began as a work-in-progress at the Fringe two years ago. 

Amusical

Amusical

For one night only Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean host this celebration of all things West End (or Broadway if you’re American/better off than us). 

Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles

Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles

A rare chance to enjoy an afternoon with Sue Perkins packed full of sparkling wit, great stories, a user’s guide to Mary Berry plus the opportunity to put your burning questions to… 

Nina Conti: In Therapy

Nina Conti: In Therapy

Nina Conti’s In Therapy is a hysterical and intelligent piece of improvised comedy that plays with the idea of what would happen if we actually said our uncensored thoughts out l… 

An Audience With Jeffrey Archer

An Audience With Jeffrey Archer

He’s sold 330m books worldwide, was President of Oxford University Athletics Club, ran the 100yds in 9. 

Girls

Girls

Deeply political, magnificently performed and filled with tense action and witty dialogue, Girls manages to grip and amaze the audience with its characters and powerful message fro… 

Not I

Not I

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can’t control, called tics. 

Nutty Noah – Wear Your Pants With Pride

Nutty Noah – Wear Your Pants With Pride

Grab a seat, hold on tight and have as much fun as your kids. 

Daphne: The Best of Daphne

Daphne: The Best of Daphne

Daphne are Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres – the UK’s most racially diverse sketch trio. 

Home

Home

A tale of unexpected friendship. 

Plan B for Utopia

Plan B for Utopia

How do we start a conversation about a better future without sounding like dreamers? This is the question that Joan Clevillé Dance’s Plan B For Utopia tries to answer as its nar… 

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara is enjoying a year-long, one-woman stag do. 

Spank!tacular

Spank!tacular

Spank’s big sister returns with sexier hosts and more awesome comedy and cabaret – don’t miss the ‘best wild night out’ (Scotland on Sunday). 

Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall, Rob Beckett and Shappi Khorsandi on sold-out tours, Tom brings his hotly anticipated debut show to the fringe. 

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

Back due to popular demand! Gary thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy. 

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire. 

Simon Amstell: Tour Previews (Work in Progress)

Simon Amstell: Tour Previews (Work in Progress)

‘Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous. 

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

Did you know that Roald Dahl not only wrote George’s Marvellous Medicine, but came up with some marvellous medicine of his own?! Join Roald Dahl’s doctor, Professor Tom Solomon, … 

The Wrestling

The Wrestling

Clotheslines versus punchlines – the biggest show in the history of Edinburgh is back. 

Jordan Brookes: Body of Work

Jordan Brookes: Body of Work

In August 2015 Jordan’s Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. 

The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

The Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit

A top night of comedy with all proceeds going to Waverley Care, a charity the Pleasance has supported for the past 26 years, providing care and support to people living with HIV or… 

Mark Watson's Festival of Bad Ideas

Mark Watson's Festival of Bad Ideas

Mark Watson asked a range of top comedians: ‘what is your bad idea? What show would you like to put on, but never dare?’ Now, one a night, they attempt these projects. 

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

Sara is enjoying a year-long, one-woman stag do. 

Charlie's Letters

Charlie's Letters

An escaped POW’s battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and son wait for news in England. 

2017 Chortle Student Comedy Awards Final

2017 Chortle Student Comedy Awards Final

Hundreds entered, eight survive – now one will be crowned Britain’s funniest student 2017. 

Nick Helm: Masterworks in Progress '17

Nick Helm: Masterworks in Progress '17

After spending two years in the wilderness, international treasure Nick Helm (Dave’s Best Joke 2011) crawls his way back from the depths of hell to find the world he once loved has… 

Spank!tacular

Spank!tacular

Spank’s big sister returns with sexier hosts and more awesome comedy and cabaret – don’t miss the ‘best wild night out’ (Scotland on Sunday). 

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (The Crown, Sunny D, BBC Radio 4) returns to Edinburgh after a smash-hit, sell-out run in 2016. 

Sara Schaefer: Little White Box

Sara Schaefer: Little White Box

In her debut show Schaefer employs her vulnerable, whip-smart comedy style to confront her complicated relationship with Jesus, America, and death. 

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Tom Allen: Absolutely

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 … 

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Edinburgh’s BAFTA-winning comedian returns to the Fringe after a summer narrating ITV2’s Love Island and five consecutive sell-out runs. 

Labels

Labels

The superfluous orations of Joe Sellman-Leava see his one-man act deliver strong discourse aimed at unboxing the confines that social tags put upon our species. 

Rachel Tucker: Unplugged

Rachel Tucker: Unplugged

West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker makes her debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

You Forgot the Mince

You Forgot the Mince

‘And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness’. 

Meeting at 33

Meeting at 33

Alcoholics’ recovery meetings are happening all around us, all the time. 

The Duke

The Duke

Greeting you with a handshake as you enter, Schôn Dale-Jones and his piece, The Duke, warmly invite you to participate in a really special experience. 

Instant Sunshine

Instant Sunshine

Instant Sunshine is a unique musical comedy team that has been entertaining audiences for years with their particular blend of humorous, witty songs and hilarious routines. 

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe. 

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Pleasance Newcomer Comedy Gala

Join us as we celebrate our 33rd year at the Fringe with a one-off comedy extravaganza on our opening Saturday! Come check out some of the new kids on the block as they make their … 

James Acaster: The Trelogy – Reset

James Acaster: The Trelogy – Reset

Undercover cops. 

Curse of Cranholme Abbey

Curse of Cranholme Abbey

Doors creak and dust falls; the Curse of Cranholme Abbey has awoken once more. 

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

Nicholas Parsons' Happy Hour

To say Nicholas Parsons is a legend, and this being his sixteenth season at the Fringe I imagine he must see this like his own version of an annual end of the pier summer show wher… 

Ellie Taylor: This Guy

Ellie Taylor: This Guy

Following a sell-out 2016 Fringe and nationwide tour, the star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, and BBC Radio 4’s … 

Late Night Gimp Fight

Late Night Gimp Fight

The washed-up boy band of sketch comedy are back with their first new show in four years. 

The Nature of Forgetting

The Nature of Forgetting

What’s more important when telling a compelling story of human emotion, feeling or narrative? The answer to this is largely dependent on the viewer’s personal preferences as to… 

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

Have a bite to eat and take a seat – you’re in for a treat. 

James Acaster: The Trelogy – Represent

James Acaster: The Trelogy – Represent

Undercover cops. 

Kae Kurd: Kurd Your Enthusiasm

Kae Kurd: Kurd Your Enthusiasm

Kae Kurd has the self-possession and charisma of a seasoned performer, which is particularly impressive given that Kurd Your Enthusiasm is his debut Fringe show. 

Tom Allen: Absolutely

Tom Allen: Absolutely

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 … 

Alan, We Think You Should Get a Dog

Alan, We Think You Should Get a Dog

A problem that a lot of shows face is an inability to commit to tone, or to perform in agreement with the tone that the show sets forth. 

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Lucy Porter: Choose Your Battles

Choose Your Battles is Lucy Porter’s 11th Edinburgh Show and it’s a wonderfully crafted hour that is both funny and, at times, a poignant look at someone who goes out of their way … 

Cockroached

Cockroached

Nearly everyone is dead and Taylor is alone. 

Victim

Victim

A one-woman show, Victim follows the power struggle between a prison guard and criminal as they come face-to-face with a notorious inmate. 

Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck

One of the brightest young talents on the comedy scene, with a fresh and fierce female voice, Lauren Pattison has arrived with her hotly anticipated debut hour about embracing your… 

Mavis Sparkle

Mavis Sparkle

There is more to Mavis Sparkle than meets the eye. 

Skin

Skin

Last year, 201 Dance Company shattered the stereotypes associated with hip-hop dance with the critically acclaimed Smother. 

Sophie Willan: Branded

Sophie Willan: Branded

It is a bittersweet moment in any girl’s life when they find out that The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft isn’t their real father. 

The Giant Jam Sandwich

The Giant Jam Sandwich

One hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down. 

TUTU: Dance in All Its Glory

TUTU: Dance in All Its Glory

The dance world can sometimes take itself a little too seriously, it often seems to be too caught up in technical comparisons to just enjoy itself, however, Chicos Mambo is the opp… 

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Having developed a strong reputation at the Fringe in previous years, John Robins remains a safe bet for sarcastic, pithy self-loathing, although he seems to have a lost a little o… 

Garrett Millerick: The Devil’s Advocate

Garrett Millerick: The Devil’s Advocate

I’ve just accidentally bought a house in the heart of Brexit country. 

What If the Plane Falls Out of the Sky?

What If the Plane Falls Out of the Sky?

What if how I feel about myself and the world at 4am is the truth? What if people really do think I’ve got a disappointing face? What if I take off all my clothes and my lover ju… 

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Kinabalu is an astutely clever and astutely silly hour of stand up from British-Malaysian comic Phil Wang. 

Ed Gamble: Mammoth

Ed Gamble: Mammoth

Ed Gamble’s Mammoth is a strong example of observational comedy at this year’s Fringe. 

Evelyn Mok: Hymen Manoeuvre

Evelyn Mok: Hymen Manoeuvre

Evelyn Mok is the kind of uncensored, unapologetic and uncouth human I can get on board with. 

Speaking in Tongues: The Truths

Speaking in Tongues: The Truths

Sometimes, just one good idea is enough to make a show a success. 

Perfectly Imperfect Women

Perfectly Imperfect Women

‘Who thinks they are perfect?’ Is the question Danyah Miller poses to the audience at the onset of the performance. 

Confabulation

Confabulation

Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling. 

Tape Face

Tape Face

Tape Face, a show that mixes circus, variety, clowning and who knows what else, presents me with somewhat of a dilemma. 

Jayde Adams is Jayded

Jayde Adams is Jayded

After a bumper month at the Fringe last year Jayde Adams comes to a new venue with her latest comedy offering Jayded. 

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors

What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors is an examination of homelessness and the situations which lead to it which matches the pace of how those problems develop. 

Whalebone

Whalebone

Whalebone is about bodies: who takes up space, how much, and why. 

Offside

Offside

It is seldom that we discuss the inherent inequalities in our nation’s most beloved sport. 

Great British Mysteries?

Great British Mysteries?

Do you like mysteries? Are you the sort of person who says: ‘I wonder what that was?’. 

Chris Turner: What a Time to Be Alive

Chris Turner: What a Time to Be Alive

Chris Turner has moved to the good old US of A and he’s back in Edinburgh to tell the festival audiences about it. 

Snowflake by Mark Thomson

Snowflake by Mark Thomson

Snowflake, a new play written and directed by the former Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre, Mark Thomson, feels a necessity to explain its title right from th… 

DIGS

DIGS

DIGS, devised by newly formed company Theatre with Legs, offers insight into how the millennials of ‘Generation Rent’ think about community and belonging. 

Josh Pugh: A Boy Named Pugh

Josh Pugh: A Boy Named Pugh

Having recently won English Comedian of the Year, Josh Pugh has the air of a rising star. 

Pierre Novellie

Pierre Novellie

Pierre Novellie is a South African from the Isle of Man who lives in London. 

Colin Cloud: Dare

Colin Cloud: Dare

The Fringe is full of mind readers but Colin Cloud’s framing device of presenting his skills as deduction and manipulation creates a whole different feel. 

Follow Suit

Follow Suit

Set in a stark environment of desks and bare lightbulbs, Silent Faces’ Follow Suit is a cutting parody of life in the corporate sector. 

A Gym Thing

A Gym Thing

A Gym Thing is narrated by Will, a person obsessed with his body, for whom staying in shape becomes a kind of unpaid profession. 

Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman

Dr Carnesky's Incredible Bleeding Woman

Created through a series of devised rituals performed every month during the dark moon (when the moon is black against the sky) for three months, this show is part lecture, part si… 

Tez Ilyas: Teztify

Tez Ilyas: Teztify

Tez Ilyas shows throughout this hour that he is an assured stand-up with serious political messages to get across about intolerance. 

Sisters: White Noise

Sisters: White Noise

In their Fringe debut comedy hour Sisters hit the ground running with a fast paced, intensely dark and gut bustingly funny show of sketches, skits, and more jokes about live stream… 

John Hastings: Audacity

John Hastings: Audacity

John Hastings is back at the Fringe and this time he’s in love - for real. 

Luke Kempner: Take a Long Hard Luke at Yourself

Luke Kempner: Take a Long Hard Luke at Yourself

Luke Kempner takes a Luke in the mirror in this gently funny show, poking fun at himself and the impressions he uses to express himself. 

Yvette

Yvette

Every once in awhile a piece of theatre comes along so powerful that it wobbles you, requiring time long after the curtain call to be processed in its entirety. 

Rhys James: Wiseboy

Rhys James: Wiseboy

I’ve never seen an hour of stand-up with such a high density of laughter points. 

Goody

Goody

Nestled in what seems, somewhat appropriately, to be a shipping container in the Pleasance Courtyard, two creatures on a journey with no origin point or destination try to figure e… 

The Dreamer

The Dreamer

Chinese physical theatre influenced by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the contemporary Tang Xianzu’s The Peony Pavilion. 

Darren Harriott: Defiant

Darren Harriott: Defiant

Birmingham born and London-based, Darren Harriott has been billed as one of the most exciting up-and-coming comedians on the circuit right now. 

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Based on how From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads is marketed, one would be justified in expecting it to be a David Bowie tribute act – a musical, tightly knit to the art and mind of… 

Terry Alderton: All Crazy Now

Terry Alderton: All Crazy Now

From the moment you enter – greeted by several songs in multiple genres, all with the lyrics ‘chops not ham’ – you have already begun to tumble down the rabbit hole into th… 

Poll Function

Poll Function

A play that will make you laugh, cringe and cry in equal measure, Poll Function is a masterstroke. 

Phil Jerrod: Submerged

Phil Jerrod: Submerged

Fresh from supporting Romesh Ranganathan on his nationwide tour, the ‘cynical, astute and impassioned’ (Chortle. 

Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend

Rose Matafeo: Sassy Best Friend

Despite failing to romantically woo Matthew in the front row, who resolutely resisted her bookish clumsiness and snazzy jacket, Rose Matafeo delivers a tour-de-force performance in… 

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Chris Betts: Bewilderbeest

Betts is back, but he’s got a problem. 

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

Ivo Graham: Educated Guess

After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc), the boy’s back in town with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. 

Jon Pointing: Act Natural

Jon Pointing: Act Natural

In this much anticipated debut show, Jon Pointing presents Cayden Hunter, an actor who will demonstrate the importance of selflessness and sharing through this (non-participatory) … 

Rachel Jackson: Bunny Boiler

Rachel Jackson: Bunny Boiler

Bunny Boiler is the debut hour from rising star and ever so slightly unhinged comedian Rachel Jackson (BBC Three, Tupperware Party, Scot Squad). 

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

Hey, website skimmers! It’s Tim Vine returning to the Edinburgh festival, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new home-made props, singing some new daft ditties and all wi… 

Sara Schaefer: Little White Box

Sara Schaefer: Little White Box

Before even starting the show, Sara Schaefer has the advantage of a unique perspective. 

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

Richard Herring: Oh Frig, I'm 50!

The King is back, long live the King. 

Red Bastard: Lie With Me

Red Bastard: Lie With Me

The Bastard is back! Returning after taking a year away from the Fringe to conquer the world, Red Bastard, the beastly bouffon, is here to feast on our lies and he has prepared a s… 

AAA Stand-Up Late

AAA Stand-Up Late

Total sell-out 2010-2016 returns with a brand-new line-up. 

Annie Sertich: How to Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days... and the Next 330

Annie Sertich: How to Not Kill Yourself for 30 Days... and the Next 330

There’s certainly no shortage of solo shows about mental health at the Fringe so it takes a certain level of quality to stand out. 

Natalie Palamides: LAID

Natalie Palamides: LAID

The Edinburgh Fringe debut of LA-based comedian Natalie Palamides will not be what you expect but it will be one of the best things you see at the festival this year. 

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational new show. 

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

David Walliams' The First Hippo on the Moon

From the team behind Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs comes a brand new adaptation of David Walliam’s children’s book The First Hippo on the Moon. 

Matt Forde: A Show Hastily Rewritten in Light of Recent Events – Again!

Matt Forde: A Show Hastily Rewritten in Light of Recent Events – Again!

Matt Forde is a consummate professional, with sharp observations and confident crowd work, it’s just a shame this show lacks the biting satire expected from political comedy at t… 

Angela Barnes: Fortitude

Angela Barnes: Fortitude

After sold out Fringe shows in 2014 and 2015, Angela Barnes is back with a new routine that is, at times, remarkably and worryingly prescient. 

Joe Sutherland: Model / Actress

Joe Sutherland: Model / Actress

London. 

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines

1 Woman, a High-Flyer and a Flat Bottom: Samantha Baines

Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (The Crown, Sunny D, BBC Radio 4) returns to Edinburgh after a smash-hit, sell-out run in 2016. 

Jelly Beans

Jelly Beans

Jelly Beans is a really, really horrible play. 

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

The Ping-Pong Ball Effect

Upsala Circus have been doing incredible work in St. 

Ingrid Oliver: Speech!

Ingrid Oliver: Speech!

Ingrid Oliver delivers an hour of speeches in Speech! From a TED talk to the ramblings of a right-wing shock-jock, and all manner of voices in between, the connecting thread betwee… 

The Damned United

The Damned United

Powerful and demanding, Red Ladder Theatre Company’s production of The Damned United is every bit as belligerent and uncompromising as the protagonist of its story. 

Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

Tom Lucy: Needs to Stop Showing Off in Front of His Friends

When you’re genetically blessed with an unthreatening physique and the voice of Frank Spencer, comedy cannot go much more in your favour. 

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Joseph Morpurgo has earned a reputation for being both a crowd pleaser and a comedian’s comedian with his inventive, high-concept multimedia shows. 

Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

Spies Like Us Theatre’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic novel is, quite simply, a joy. 

Ballistic

Ballistic

In a darkened room surrounded by blinking lights a young angry man tells us his life story, from childhood through teen years to the miseries of universities we see what the strugg… 

Future Perfect

Future Perfect

Tall Stories return to Edinburgh for their 20th birthday with an updated version of Future Perfect. 

When We Ran

When We Ran

Patch of Blue’s production of When We Ran is very much a case of style over substance, substituting complexity for clarity and failing to achieve its ambitious aims. 

Michael Stranney: Welcome to Ballybeg

Michael Stranney: Welcome to Ballybeg

As seen on ITV2, Michael Stranney (NATY winner, Chortle Best Newcomer nominee, BBC New Comedy Award finalist) presents the debut hour from his character Daniel Duffy. 

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

Cambridge University drop-out and now professional poker player, Ken applies his unique analytical brain to his debut stand-up hour. 

Secret Life of Humans

Secret Life of Humans

An eclectic and beautiful production – Secret Life of Humans combines a baffling diversity of genres into a single theatrical masterpiece. 

Buzz: A New Musical

Buzz: A New Musical

Winner of the 2016 Eddies Award, the sell-out hit Buzz returns; a hilarious musical journey through the history of the vibrator and a brutally honest story of a singleton’s quest t… 

Sean Patton: Number One

Sean Patton: Number One

Flatulence, fornication and filth; Sean Patton brings his show Number One to Edinburgh armed with a New Orleans attitude and an unashamed subject matter of all things vulgar and bo… 

Katy Brand: I Could've Been an Astronaut

Katy Brand: I Could've Been an Astronaut

Ever wished you could start life again on a new planet? Or wondered what you’re doing right now in a parallel universe? How have your choices affected who and what you have become?… 

The Death Hilarious: The Scum Always Rises

The Death Hilarious: The Scum Always Rises

Bible-black Welsh comedy duo do sketches. 

Replay

Replay

Replay is a tense and atmospheric play which deftly explores loss, trauma and determination. 

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 3

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 3

Sketch comedy is the medium in which an original voice is most important in order to be successful. 

Kat Bond: Loo Roll

Kat Bond: Loo Roll

Loo Roll is a comedy sketch show about a woman who’s been left in a giant green bin. 

Doug Anthony All Stars: Near Death Experience

Doug Anthony All Stars: Near Death Experience

The monster gods of comedy and 2016’s winners of Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe award return to Edinburgh. 

Suzi Ruffell: Keeping It Classy

Suzi Ruffell: Keeping It Classy

Suzi Ruffell returns with a new hour of thought provoking and hilarious stand-up. 

The Free Association: Jacuzzi

The Free Association: Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi may have been a random title for the Free Association to use for their improvised comedy show, but this hour is indeed relaxed, warm, and bubbly. 

Giants: For an Hour

Giants: For an Hour

With so many comedy double acts at the Fringe – many of whom are also middle-class white boys from London – Will Hislop and Barney Fishwick have their work cut out to stand out… 

Briony Redman: Theory of Positivity

Briony Redman: Theory of Positivity

Briony Redman’s solo show revolves around a screenwriter who wants to test out her movie-in-the-making on a fresh audience. 

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child

Much as it is a pleasure to discover a hidden gem amongst the mass of shows in Edinburgh, there’s also something very reassuring about having a list of reliable prospects. 

The Listies Make You LOL

The Listies Make You LOL

Back after last year’s fantastic show, the Listies are just as wonderfully ridiculous as ever. 

Phil Dunning: The House of Pigs

Phil Dunning: The House of Pigs

You are cordially invited to The House of Pigs. 

Small Laces

Small Laces

There’s a new band in town! Bringing you toe-tapping, hand-clapping, bottom-wiggling tunes full of feel-good factor. 

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Iain Stirling’s latest sell out Edinburgh Fringe Festival performance has a lot of Love Island quips, but is truly grounded in Iain’s life experiences. 

NewsRevue 2017

NewsRevue 2017

Guinness World Record-breaking, Fringe First-winning, Perrier finalist, news-based song and sketch show.