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 …
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Despite everything that’s happened, Tom is still talking about his penis.
Fresh off the plane from Australia – get ready to meet Cora.
An experimental nosedive into Jamie’s fractured past.
A show about the hair we want, the friends we have and living the vast difference between virus and viral.
Tim Key (Alan Partridge, The Witchfinder, Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme) is back with an all-new show.
A classic murder mystery is created on the spot from audience suggestions in this ingenious and hilarious show from Fringe favourites, Degrees of Error.
It’s the big day.
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.
Comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean bring their smash-hit true crime podcast, All Killa no Filla, to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Mr Swallow returns with a mix of new, old, very old and previously unusable material before hitting the road.
It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe.
Arthur Smith’s love letter to the playground of the imagination that is the Edinburgh Fringe on its 75th birthday.
You’re suddenly under arrest: no warning, no explanation.
Great value lunchtime comedy showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics.
When a weary stranger arrives one day, carrying only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions.
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…
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.
Comedian grannies, mud-floor comedy clubs, white-face audiences, broke aristocrat orgies with angry Afrikaans, soldiers in search of stiffies, African matriarchs objectifying thems…
The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up.
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…
The must-see, Olivier Award-winning West End hit returns for its 13th year! Watch the masters of musical improv create a brand-new musical comedy from scratch at every performance …
Highly anticipated debut hour from comedian and junior doctor.
50% Polish, 50% Italian, 100% legend.
Two strangers have one hour to split £1m.
Henry and Jake grew up with their mates in a quiet country town called Dulowl.
So much science, so little time.
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 …
32 athletes entered the 1904 Olympic marathon in St Louis, Missouri.
Debut hour from nice young man, Sam Lake.
After complete sell-out runs in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy is back with a new hour of razor sharp comedy.
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.
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…
They’ve let him indoors! Jim the Magician is an icon at the Pleasance Courtyard as their only resident close-up table magician.
It has been an interesting couple of years, with a global pandemic showing us a different perspective on life and its meaning.
The five-star multi award-winning international hit production returns to the Fringe for 11 shows after a sold-out run in 2017! Franz Kafka at 36, a failed writer and timid Jewish …
Captain Jake returns to Pleasance with another tale of daring piratical dos.
When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide.
Shelf are a musical comedy double act.
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…
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 –…
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 …
In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future.
The quick-thinking queen of ventriloquism presents her pioneering, dating-infused show.
A faithful revival of Wilde’s classic play is in chaos after the actors start dropping like flies.
Working-class means many things now.
Ever read your grandmother’s suicide note? Sophie has.
Debut hour from Welsh funnyman Morgan Rees.
‘I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy.
The female theatrical Louis Theroux, Victoria Melody has made a habit of embedding herself in the world of Britain’s enthusiasts.
Alex is a social success.
Tim Vine returns with his new stand-up show.
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’ ***…
‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp.
A South-East London gangster starts to lose his grip on reality when he’s forced to look back at the traumatic childhood that made him who he is.
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…
The stunning debut hour full of ‘sharp and observant gags’ (Joe Lycett) from one of comedy’s most exciting breakthrough voices.
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 …
Join Elz, Jams, Toni and latest arrival Jaime, as they confront the realities of our modern-day class system through live rap, trap and drill.
Bumbling wordsmith and tripe factory returns to discuss three years of heavy-duty pranking/parenting/procrastinating since Dave’s 2019 nominations for Best Comedy Show and Joke of …
Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s.
Critically acclaimed stand-up, writer and actor Tiff Stevenson (Mock the Week, People Just Do Nothing, The Office, Game Face and ABC’s The Weekly) invites you to spend an hour with…
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…
Carol Tambor Award winners Pants on Fire present one woman’s first-hand nostalgia trip through the early 90s UK rave scene.
Described as ‘the perfect balance of humour and heartbreak’ ***** (Oxford Mail), this brand-new musical follows six friends as they fall in love and fall apart.
This is the story of a humble spud Charlotte, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.
If comedy equals tragedy plus time, then boy, this is going to be good.
Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, ‘Fringe favourite’ (BroadwayWorld.
A brand new stand-up show from the Fringe favourite.
Sikisa is the life and soul, the hostess-with-the-mostess and the party don’t start ‘til she walks in.
A moving play about female sexuality and self discovery, told with a backdrop of hypnotic rhythms and original soulful melodies.
A joyful, kaleidoscopic new show for 5 to 12 year-olds about change, why change happens and how to deal with it.
West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart returns to Edinburgh with Wonder.
LET Award 2019 winners and 5-star devised company presents a true tale of excitement, danger and claws.
Comedy’s miserable, cheeky scamp is returning with the weight of the world across his shoulders and some burning questions in his soul.
Performer: Fringe legend Pip Utton, Stage Special Award for Excellence, etc.
‘The best showcase of pure joke-writing skill on the Fringe’ (Guardian).
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…
Sean McLoughlin: So Be It.
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…
Total sell-out 2005-2019 returns with a brand new line-up.
2019’s Best Newcomer nominee and your favourite self-aware stand-up returns with an hour about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care.
Lord Christian Brighty is the country’s most notorious rake.
Sold-out run: Off-Broadway, Asylum NYC (2022).
Finally allowed to reconnect with human people again, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Brennan has forgotten how to do it and needs your help.
Star of Spitting Image (Britbox), Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4) and with over 10 million views online, comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner is one of the UK’s hottest mimics …
‘Go for the cat-worship, stay for the side-splitting silliness, and rave about it to all your friends.
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.
Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has been determined to find somewhere to settle.
Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world.
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 …
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.
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.
A melancholy artist and a mute architect take a road trip of the soul.
An electrifying re-imagining of the ultimate love triangle.
Ever thought you should run the world, even though you’re ‘only fourteen and a girl?’ Priya and Lou have.
This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence.
A love note to the NHS.
When Boris Johnson was 18 he played Richard III.
After two sell-out Fringes, Tessa Coates is beside herself with excitement to be back with a brand-new show.
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…
Follow the adventures of Corry the Coronavirus who causes chaos and misery until controlled by the Science Superheroes.
Rising star Rajiv Karia wants to be your friend.
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.
Growing up with a schizophrenic mom, and a grandmother who stole from buffets and fed her false realities, Atsuko is now stunted as an adult.
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…
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…
Red Richardson is one of Britain’s best up-and-coming comedians.
Come learn life lessons from five people still doing sketch in their thirties.
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.
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 …
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…
A worldwide sensation from Montreal to Beijing, Fills Monkey return with an exhilarating new show.
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.
After 21 years and 224 days Hal’s back being single.
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.
Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Hold onto your hats as a cast of 6 romp through all those classic novels you never had time to read.
An influential mentor can transform anyone into a star.
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 …
Join rising star and ‘very funny’ (Guardian) Chloe Petts, as she presents her debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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…
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…
Character comedians and IRL sisters Maddy and Marina Bye are back and physically bigger than ever.
Social media sensation and Chortle Award winner Rosie Holt debuts an hour of character comedy based on her hit satirical videos.
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.
Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair.
This unflinching case study scrutinizes one of the most pertinent conversations of our time: women’s safety.
Charlie Russell wants to do a show in Edinburgh, but all she can think about is what she wants people to think of it and, ultimately, of her.
Their choice? To die on stage – or off it.
The world premiere stage adaptation inspired by the sequel to cult classic Trainspotting.
Debut stand-up hour from sarky Londoner Lily Phillips.
Debut stand-up hour from Mancunian ray of sunshine, Josh Jones.
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.
Irish gig theatre call to arms.
Alison loves to do star jumps in the water.
There are wallies everywhere and half of them are running the country.
‘No, she’s not my sister.
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…
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 …
Spirit of the Fringe, multi-award-winning, Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated comedian, author and explorer Tim FitzHigham is here for one solo show only.
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…
Join Jim Parkyn – professional plasticine player, expert Aardman Animator and the mysterious man behind The Amazing Scene Machine.
I renamed the tour.
‘Rising star of the British stand-up scene’ (List).
The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications.
Join Tom Lucy as he tests brand-new material for an upcoming show.
Meet Shakespeare, but not the Shakespeare you know.
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.
An hour of stand-up from two rising-stars in the world of comedy.
Star of Live at the Apollo, Roast Battle and Celebrity Coach Trip returns for two nights only.
SKANK is about a woman in crisis.
Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood.
Jake Lambert (tour support for Romesh Ranganathan and Michael McIntyre) returns with another ‘highly entertaining hour’ (One4Review.
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 is probably the best British comedian that’s never been to Edinburgh.
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.
At 41, skinny national treasure Mark Watson is halfway through his days on earth according to his £1.
Adam Rowe – Imperious (WIP).
Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire.
From appearances Mock The Week and QI and others, Eshaan Akbar comes to Edinburgh for three nights only.
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.
This is a brand-new show from Rachel.
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.
Nine-year-old Pippi Longstocking is strong, brave and fearless.
Hal’s back doing what he does best – performing live comedy, for five nights only! ‘Reminded me how much I love stand up’ (Times).
‘Impressively evocative’ (Chortle.
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…
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 …
Did you have a birthday in the last year that was spoilt by COVID? Or an anniversary? Or a Christmas.
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 …
Cathy works at the local leisure centre.
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…
Celebrating his 34th year Fringe and Merv has gone al fresco.
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…
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…
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.
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 and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature.
‘Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous’ (New York Times).
Great value lunchtime comedy compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics.
Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents has created an entertaining, interactive and imaginative production based on this timeless classic.
A classic murder mystery created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show from The Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company.
Join rising star Jamie D’Souza as he performs his highly anticipated debut stand-up show about his first school crush.
Dane is now a grown-ass black man.
Watson, at 40, is halfway through his life according to the life expectancy calculator.
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.
After total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2018 and 2019, In Loyal Company returns in a bigger venue for 2020.
What do we make with our lives? An artist worries his work has lost its way.
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…
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.
When you type ‘George Lewis’ into Google, the suggestions that follow are pretty boring.
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.
Lil’ Keys, big jokes.
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…
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…
Four years ago, Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair.
Born and bred in Manchester and just your atypical northern bloke, Josh Jones is taking the circuit by storm.
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 (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…
Unless you want it to be.
A new hour of stand-up from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.
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…
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.
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 …
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…
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…
Life coming at Ivo ever faster; Ivo trying to respond ever funnier.
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…
The Death Hilarious: Razer starts out with a pretty solid premise: since his Fringe debut in 2017, Darren J.
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…
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…
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…
Dressed is an intensely personal and moving account of Lydia Higginson's journey through the trauma of being stripped and assaulted at gun point.
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 UK’s first and premier award for celebrating live comedy.
A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins.
“I am not a bad person”.
Best Girl is a story told by the nervous, but likable Annie.
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…
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…
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.
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).
Ahead of his nationwide tour, Josh returns to Edinburgh for a strictly limited run of work-in-progress shows.
The Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 Best Show winner returns for one week only.
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…
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…
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.
One of the UK’s foremost political satirists, Andrew Doyle returns to Edinburgh for his eighth solo stand-up show.
Pecho Mama return with their smash hit gig theatre production.
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.
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,…
SWIM is a show about wild swimming and grief, as theatremaker Liz Richardson tells the audience at the start.
In the late 1960s three women were murdered by an Old Testament quoting serial killer by the name of Bible John.
Trauma is never an easy thing to talk about.
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.
Beyoncé’s Diva is blasting out as we wait for London Hughes to arrive.
Post Popular is Lucy McCormick's attempt to follow-up her fantastic and hugely popular show Triple Threat.
Tucked away in a corner of Pleasance Courtyard, Glenn Moore delights a packed crowd with an hour of non-stop puns and twisted humour.
Everything about Giants Are Fjörd, the Fringe favourite duo’s new show for 2019, is exciting.
A show unlike anything I’ve seen before, Wildcard Theatre bring award-winning Electrolyte back to the Fringe for a second year running.
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…
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Three.
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…
“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired.
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Two.
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…
If character comedy tickles your funny bone then look no further than An Audience With Yasmine Day at Pleasance Courtyard.
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.
Tim Key from Peep Show, Partridge, Taskmaster and his own BAFTA-nominated Wonderdate, brings new poems to Edinburgh.
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part One.
A man eats a meal on stage.
Wild Swimming is the story of two friends across centuries of change and development.
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…
Tommy Fury once said “if life is a game, then love is the prize”.
Colin Cloud is the undisputed rockstar of the Edinburgh Fringe magic world and one of the festival’s greatest success stories of recent years.
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.
Life and death, love and loss, birth and miscarriage are all explored in this visual cycle of life.
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 …
Complete sell-out 2017 and 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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…
Hundreds entered, only a handful survive – now one will be crowned Britain’s Funniest Student 2019.
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.
Helen Bauer hits the Fringe hard with this compelling comedy debut which is slick, sassy and super satisfying.
The Wardrobe Ensemble is back at the Fringe with a powerfully emotional story of family.
YesYesNoNo are searching for the truth.
Join Amy and a panel of her more famous comedian friends at the recording of a live comedy conversation show.
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.
To say that Murder She Didn’t Write, from Degrees of Error, is a slick production is an understatement.
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…
The hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod.
Witch is an old word.
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.
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.
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…
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…
We enter stage and Jonathan Ashby-Rock delicately tends to his flowers, encased in boxes across the stage.
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.
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.
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.
Phil Wang needs this more than us, or so he tells the packed Pleasance venue he’s playing this year.
Hootingly funny and devilishly clever, Fishbowl is a masterpiece of physical comedy.
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…
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.
This bold, poetic, storytelling performance by Jo Blake is more of a series of questions than a search for truth.
It is common to see stand-up comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe be either unnecessarily controversial or unimaginatively bland.
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…
Spencer Jones took last year’s Edinburgh Fringe off, but did he waste his time idling? Not a chance.
Katie Arnstein has brought her joyous mix of caustic wit, a cautionary tale and a call to arms to her first Fringe.
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…
Jayde Adams is back and this time it’s serious.
In the past 20 to 30 years, our world has drastically changed, especially within the realm of politics and culture.
This raucous monologue from Sadie Clark gives us a tale of dating and identity from the bleeding edge of the 21st century.
On a bare stage at Pleasance Upstairs, Bobby & Amy promises storytelling in its purest form.
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…
A one-off comedy extravaganza! For the past 35 years, the Pleasance has been the home of new comedy talent in Edinburgh.
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…
‘It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe’.
The story of an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times, told with love, laughter and song.
Guest Host: Fred MacAulay – 9th, 10th and 11th.
The Guilty Feminist podcast has become a comedy phenomenon with over 60 million downloads since it launched in early 2016.
Join Captain Jake’s Crew as he takes you on a journey to the high seas in this historic adventure.
As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour and Live at the Apollo.
Australian comedian Ray Badran recently moved to the UK and is performing his debut Fringe 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.
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…
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…
‘He doesn’t listen for his name’ said a father (who happened to be a king.
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.
I Run is a Danish one-man play about running and grief.
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.
Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel.
Welcome to The Chicken Appreciation Society and welcome to the mind of meat processor, Comrade Egg.
‘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…
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.
The boy from Mock the Week (BBC Two), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The News Quiz and star of Rhys James Is.
Award-winning stand-up comedian Kai Samra presents his hotly tipped debut hour.
‘To be free is very sweet.
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 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.
Benson shares his fascination with the infamous plot to murder Lord Liverpool’s entire cabinet and the grisly aftermath on the gallows at Newgate.
Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance.
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.
Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, digital DJ, vibe-magnet, yells into a well.
Written and directed by Janet Moran.
The hugely anticipated new show from Best Newcomer nominee.
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…
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Chris returns with a brand-new show.
Life is short.
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…
Two-time SA Comic’s Choice Award winner, South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout is back in the UK with his Edinburgh debut.
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.
The eleven-time sell-out sensation returns for an evening of improvised anarchy with the biggest names in comedy.
Last year’s ‘chaotically enjoyable’ (Spectator) sell-out hit Shakespeare adaptation returns.
James’ grandad, Terry Downes, became world middleweight champion in 1961.
Primary Times Children’s Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back.
One Duck Down.
A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year.
Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so.
From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.
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…
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…
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…
Winner: Best Newcomer 2017, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
United by love, broken by reality.
‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me.
Silly, surreal show about time travel, love and time travel.
Two provincial louts perform grotty comedy sketches.
‘His stand-up is some of the cleverest, funniest and most unassuming comedy I’ve encountered’ ***** (AYoungerTheatre.
Ben Pope is a ‘classy, stylish and accomplished’ (Chortle) comedian.
Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person.
Good morning, Edinburgh! After Fringe sell-outs in 2017 and 2018, we’re moving to a lovely new venue.
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.
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…
Total sell-out 2005-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up.
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.
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.
Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures.
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).
When the children of Bow-on-Tie start mysteriously disappearing, Abigail decides to investigate further.
Pip Utton is one of the world’s most respected performers of solo theatre and a Fringe legend.
A solo show – six different women, one thing in common.
It’s 1981 and ska music pulses.
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…
A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612.
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…
For years, Jennifer liked to be over-prepared.
Existing is exhausting.
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.
British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is boldly experimenting and discovering fresh ideas as she develops her next new show.
Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn’t it? Time marches on, but you’re on the spot.
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…
The Fringe’s favourite Frenchman returns for his tenth year with an exquisite new show and a live band to abuse.
The smash hit of last year’s festival is back! Join the Kafkateers for their ‘riotously cheerful’ (Chortle.
Cam Spence presents an explosive debut hour of idiosyncratic character comedy.
Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo’s treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old.
Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe with his highly anticipated new show.
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 …
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.
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…
Bertie the Moon Dragon is having a terrible day! Nothing is as it should be.
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 …
Bees are immediately punished for their stings.
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?!’.
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…
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.
Total sell-out 2010-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up.
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 is selfish.
(And I feel fine (but not all the time)).
Amateur dramatics: the unspoken past of many a Fringe performer.
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 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…
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…
Watching Daniel Cook run wildly around Pleasance’s Bunker Two, three things are clear: 1.
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 …
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…
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…
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.
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…
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 is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it.
"If there are any reviewers in tonight, gimme four stars.
Mikhail Zygar and Karen Shainyan are two of Russia’s most controversial journalists, still holding the Putin Government to account.
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.
For one night only.
"People are amazing, aren’t they?" So asks a lone voice in the darkness.
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…
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, …
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…
Colin Hoult’s ‘masterclass in character comedy’ (Time Out).
Everyone’s favourite ‘virgin until the tender age of twenty one’ stand-up is back.
A raincoated man bursts into one of two bunkers in the lower section of the Pleasance Courtyard.
Colin Cloud conjures a cryptic presence as the audience enter to him trapped motionless in a large perspex box.
Don Rodolfo opens his debut fringe hour duelling with an unseen coat rack.
Alex Edelman’s full name is David Yosef Shimon Ben Illouz Haleivi Alexander Edelman.
Your passport to saner living.
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.
Rosie Jones is a comedian with a penchant for being mischievous.
Tom Lucy is one of the youngest professional comedians on the circuit.
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 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.
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…
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…
A brand-new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old-school wistfulness.
In November 2010, Chris Larner accompanied his chronically ill ex-wife to Dignitas in Switzerland.
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…
The whole thing’s a mess and only one person can sort it out.
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.
Of all the Greek tragedies I think it is Medea that sticks with us the most as modern audiences.
Emma Sidi’s one-woman show Faces of Grace is absolutely bonkers.
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.
‘If I don’t know you and you don’t know me, then you’re free in your anonymity.
Dark Horse covers lots of ground and it is evidently the result of Keyworth tirelessly exploring multiple comic avenues.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Hundreds entered, only a handful survive – now one will be crowned Britain’s funniest student 2018.
Complete sell-out 2017.
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…
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…
Knowledge = Belief and Truth.
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…
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 …
A bold and convention-bashing introspection on the impact of HIV, through the medium of two young gay men.
After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.
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.
Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly.
First and foremost, this is not a show for the faint-hearted.
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.
Everything’s Going to be KO begins with an educational psychologist.
Kerry Godliman is back in Edinburgh to try out material she’s never said out loud before.
As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons you make lemonade.
I was excited about Flies.
If you enjoy relatable comedy which is sprinkled with a dusting of political satire, then Angela Barnes: Rose Tinted is the show for you.
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.
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.
Pattison explodes onto the stage in sparkly hot pants, boots and a crop top.
Fresh from Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Robert White brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh-packed hour.
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.
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.
Theatre is often defined as a means of offering a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.
Familie Flöz are back with another beautiful, gentle and poignant piece of physical theatre.
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…
Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage.
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.
All the best stories begin with a game.
With wolves, witches and goblins, the story unfolds as the audience is invited to become part of the drama.
Following a string of sell-out live dates and festival appearances, Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd bring their hit podcast to the Fringe.
Neverwant: the algorithm of life.
Join the morning chorus of clappy, clippy, cloppy, floppy, flappy sing-song and poem pong.
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 …
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
One of Britain’s leading one-liner comics returns with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery.
Great value lunchtime compilation showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics.
Straker is unquestionably the finest interpreter of Brel’s songs.
Look, I think we can all agree that 2018 has been an absolute bloody nightmare.
When George was 12 he fell for the most beautiful, orangest girl in Stockport.
Adjective: someone called George who is irresistibly beautiful to any gender.
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…
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 …
A powerful and uplifting, one-woman show about triumph over adversity.
‘I think you’re really talented.
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…
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).
Matt Rees returns to Edinburgh with his highly anticipated debut Happy Hour.
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…
Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits.
They say all political careers end in tears.
Total sell-out 2005-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up.
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…
Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal.
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.
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.
A brand-new play from Danielle Ward, writer of cult Fringe shows Take-A-Break Tales, Psister Psycho, Gutted and Dani Frankenstein.
Brilliant, beguiling wordsmithery, swathed in the timeless allure of classic tunes on vinyl.
I’ve had over 70,000 pricks… Of the medical kind.
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.
A classic murder mystery is created on the spot from audience suggestions in this ingenious show from Fringe favourites, Degrees of Error.
At the end of 60 minutes, mankind will vanish.
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.
Off on the adventure of a lifetime, Michael, his parents and their faithful dog Stella set sail around the world.
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 …
After a sell-out debut show, innovative sketch duo Sisters are putting you in control of their highly anticipated second hour.
A fearless adventure into the dark heart of a paradigm shift.
Ask most people to remember the early 70s and they won’t.
A joyful return to stand-up for this cult idiot.
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.
‘The most relevant comedian in Edinburgh’ (EdFestMag.
One third of critically-acclaimed sketch group Massive Dad, **** (Guardian), Stevie Martin presents her debut solo show.
The live, chaotic, comedy chat show Thing.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, as seen on Tonight at the Palladium and Live at the BBC.
Third World meets First World when this award-winning Venezuelan makes his Edinburgh debut.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Curly is convinced that appearing youthful is the answer to success and he will do whatever is necessary to get ‘youth’.
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…
Fran wants to want sex.
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.
Critically acclaimed company return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
An hour of non-stop, razor-sharp, unadulterated show business.
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…
A brand-new stand-up show from the perennial Fringe favourite.
Brand-new sketch show from stars of award-winning Fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1).
What do you get when a Pole, a Turk and a Brit turn up at a funeral? A cabaret.
Join the three delightful clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair.
Direct from its hit New York season, Trump meets Lear in this ‘biting political satire’ (Theasy.
Moon is a comedy double-act by Jack Chisnall and Joshua Dolphin, two proud sons of England’s provincial backwaters.
After performing to sold-out crowds at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Alice Snedden is bringing her debut show, Self-Titled, to Edinburgh.
The Bear by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.
The Free Association – London’s leading improv comedy theatre and school – returns with their smash-hit show Jacuzii.
Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors.
Total sell-out 2010-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up.
Jacqueline Novak finds everything embarrassing.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee returns for more loosely justified nonsense.
‘Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the time I’m 30.
Rising star Micky Overman presents her highly anticipated debut show.
Following the five-star, sell-out success of Houdini, Nick Mohammed’s alter ego Mr.
The British Empire gave Anuvab a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left.
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.
Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm.
A terrible crime has been committed.
An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal.
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.
Los Angeles hasn’t changed Chris – he’s a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread.
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…
For the first time in history, it’s hard to be a man.
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame was overweight in his late childhood and obese in his early teens.
A new Tory PM must unite his party’s warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal.
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.
Rob Oldham, Amused Moose Breakthrough Comic 2017 and tour support for John Kearns and Abandoman, considers politics, youth and death.
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…
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.
‘She’s scared of what I might get up to out here in the countryside.
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…
As the UK emerges from a state-mandated curfew, three young friends see their newfound freedom arrive but with shackles of its own.
The multi award-winning Fringe cult hit is back.
It is seldom that we discuss the inherent inequalities in our nation’s most beloved sport.
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.
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.
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…
Andrew Bovell’s Speaking in Tongues: The Lies is one half of a Doughnut Productions double bill showing at the Pleasance Courtyard this August.
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…
Kiri Pritchard-McLean creates a universe in the hot box room: dangling planets hang from the ceiling, and she wears a starry skirt and planet earrings to orbit her black-and-white …
G and Ste are Fringe fanatics who felt that becoming part of the Fringe was the perfect way to celebrate their nuptials.
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…
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.
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…
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…
This show, a high spot of Watson’s notorious Edinburgh career, began as a work-in-progress at the Fringe two years ago.
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…
Noise Next Door are supremely proficient improvisers, and know how to create an evening show which will please a rowdy audience.
At a college songwriting class in Chicago, an end-of-year competition involves the students performing each other’s anonymous submissions for a celebrity guest judge.
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…
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).
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…
Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can’t control, called tics.
He’s sold 330m books worldwide, was President of Oxford University Athletics Club, ran the 100yds in 9.
A murder has been committed.
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.
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.
Half a String Theatre’s new show is a delightfully charming and immaculately produced tale of triumph, travel and terrific adventure told through innovative puppetry and wonderfull…
An antidote to egotistical stand-up, Kwame Asante’s Open Arms is a charming hour of anecdotal and observational comedy.
Grab a seat, hold on tight and have as much fun as your kids.
Daphne are Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres – the UK’s most racially diverse sketch trio.
A tale of unexpected friendship.
John Hastings is back at the Fringe and this time he’s in love - for real.
It’s difficult to know when Phoebe Walsh is being ironic, and when she is simply revelling in being a stereotypical millennial.
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.
Ed Gamble’s Mammoth is a strong example of observational comedy at this year’s Fringe.
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).
Sara is enjoying a year-long, one-woman stag do.
Set in a stark environment of desks and bare lightbulbs, Silent Faces’ Follow Suit is a cutting parody of life in the corporate sector.
Tall Stories return to Edinburgh for their 20th birthday with an updated version of Future Perfect.
Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall, Rob Beckett and Shappi Khorsandi on sold-out tours, Tom brings his hotly anticipated debut show to the fringe.
Kinabalu is an astutely clever and astutely silly hour of stand up from British-Malaysian comic Phil Wang.
A play that will make you laugh, cringe and cry in equal measure, Poll Function is a masterstroke.
Back due to popular demand! Gary thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy.
Based on the 1984 cult classic, The Toxic Avenger captures everything good about spoof musicals.
Phil Wang is a son of the British Empire.
‘Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous.
Replay is a tense and atmospheric play which deftly explores loss, trauma and determination.
This is the show we’ve been waiting for.
An eclectic and beautiful production – Secret Life of Humans combines a baffling diversity of genres into a single theatrical masterpiece.
Sketch comedy is the medium in which an original voice is most important in order to be successful.
Tez Ilyas shows throughout this hour that he is an assured stand-up with serious political messages to get across about intolerance.
Bare Skin On Briny Waters is part of the Hull Takeover of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and is one of five plays presenting from the 2017 UK City of Culture.
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, …
Jelly Beans is a really, really horrible play.
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.
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.
In August 2015 Jordan’s Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away.
Clotheslines versus punchlines – the biggest show in the history of Edinburgh is back.
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…
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.
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…
Joseph Morpurgo has earned a reputation for being both a crowd pleaser and a comedian’s comedian with his inventive, high-concept multimedia shows.
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.
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.
Hundreds entered, eight survive – now one will be crowned Britain’s funniest student 2017.
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…
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…
I’ve never seen an hour of stand-up with such a high density of laughter points.
After a bumper month at the Fringe last year Jayde Adams comes to a new venue with her latest comedy offering Jayded.
Sometimes, just one good idea is enough to make a show a success.
Putting on a Fringe show is, for any performer, a risky endeavour.
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.
Anthem for Doomed Youth is the hilarious new debut hour from Ed Night.
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…
There is more to Mavis Sparkle than meets the eye.
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical seems to have become synonymous with the Fringe; their billboards plastering every major walkway across Edinburgh.
Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (The Crown, Sunny D, BBC Radio 4) returns to Edinburgh after a smash-hit, sell-out run in 2016.
A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) is about a woman’s struggle with depression, told through a simple, storytelling format and soundtracked by original music from Fris…
Before even starting the show, Sara Schaefer has the advantage of a unique perspective.
Starving Artists are back with a compelling show about homosexuality in which Mark Pinkosh shares how being gay has affected his life.
Last year, 201 Dance Company shattered the stereotypes associated with hip-hop dance with the critically acclaimed Smother.
Seeing The Showstoppers’ Kids Show is like watching a new improvised episode of Horrible Histories.
Edinburgh’s BAFTA-winning comedian returns to the Fringe after a summer narrating ITV2’s Love Island and five consecutive sell-out runs.
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 …
In her debut show Schaefer employs her vulnerable, whip-smart comedy style to confront her complicated relationship with Jesus, America, and death.
James Acaster is a comedian who, for many, requires no introduction.
Pip Utton is a veteran of the stage, and of the Edinburgh Festival.
DIGS, devised by newly formed company Theatre with Legs, offers insight into how the millennials of ‘Generation Rent’ think about community and belonging.
The world is too insane right now to claim the traditional gods are dead but our modern culture has definitely found a few new idols to worship.
Testosterone is a touching, funny and incredibly brave piece of theatre from Rhum and Clay Company and Kit Redstone.
At the age of 36, Franz Kafka sat down to write a letter to his father that would never be sent.
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 …
The King is back, long live the King.
When you’re genetically blessed with an unthreatening physique and the voice of Frank Spencer, comedy cannot go much more in your favour.
An intimate one-woman show about race and gender.
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.
Derevo are a legend.
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…
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…
Boy meets girl.
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.
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.
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.
Having recently won English Comedian of the Year, Josh Pugh has the air of a rising star.
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.
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…
This production is based on Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted, a young adult novel that previously inspired Anne Hathaway’s second turn as a movie princess.
Anna Mann is, according to herself, the greatest actress of her generation—a quote she can now legitimately edit for future Fringe posters with no fear of censor.
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…
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.
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…
Upsala Circus have been doing incredible work in St.
Evelyn Mok is the kind of uncensored, unapologetic and uncouth human I can get on board with.
Have a bite to eat and take a seat – you’re in for a treat.
It’s a hard task to sum up quite what The Andy Field Experience is about without using the words surreal and odd.
‘Who thinks they are perfect?’ Is the question Danyah Miller poses to the audience at the onset of the performance.
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…
Back after last year’s fantastic show, the Listies are just as wonderfully ridiculous as ever.
Romantic Encounters in a Darkened Room is a thoroughly enjoyable one-man show, mixing sketches of various different formats in a bizarre outpouring from the brain of comedian Charl…
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 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…
Theatre Ad Infinitum have been a Fringe favourite for years; creating thought provoking and beautiful shows to touch both your heart and your mind.
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…
A Gym Thing is narrated by Will, a person obsessed with his body, for whom staying in shape becomes a kind of unpaid profession.
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…
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…
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.
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…
Spies Like Us Theatre’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic novel is, quite simply, a joy.
West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker makes her debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Alcoholics’ recovery meetings are happening all around us, all the time.
‘And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness’.
If you’re looking for fresh stand-up comedy this Fringe, you could do much worse than Tom Ballard.
Tape Face, a show that mixes circus, variety, clowning and who knows what else, presents me with somewhat of a dilemma.
Loo Roll is a comedy sketch show about a woman who’s been left in a giant green bin.
Briony Redman’s solo show revolves around a screenwriter who wants to test out her movie-in-the-making on a fresh audience.
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…
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.
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.
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 …
Chinese physical theatre influenced by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the contemporary Tang Xianzu’s The Peony Pavilion.
Chris Turner has moved to the good old US of A and he’s back in Edinburgh to tell the festival audiences about it.
Doors creak and dust falls; the Curse of Cranholme Abbey has awoken once more.
The washed-up boy band of sketch comedy are back with their first new show in four years.
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 …
The monster gods of comedy and 2016’s winners of Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe award return to Edinburgh.
Fresh from supporting Romesh Ranganathan on his nationwide tour, the ‘cynical, astute and impassioned’ (Chortle.
A show about the world’s most famous drummer.
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…
Bunny Boiler is the debut hour from rising star and ever so slightly unhinged comedian Rachel Jackson (BBC Three, Tupperware Party, Scot Squad).
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) …
Suzi Ruffell returns with a new hour of thought provoking and hilarious stand-up.
Betts is back, but he’s got a problem.
Nearly everyone is dead and Taylor is alone.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest living comic of every generation.
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.
Pierre Novellie is a South African from the Isle of Man who lives in London.
Do you like mysteries? Are you the sort of person who says: ‘I wonder what that was?’.
Whalebone is about bodies: who takes up space, how much, and why.
One hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down.
Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling.
Brought to you by Parallax Theatre, Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a riotous look at life beyond.
I’ve just accidentally bought a house in the heart of Brexit country.
Total sell-out 2010-2016 returns with a brand-new line-up.
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.
Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee (me) and English Comedian of the Year (also me) returns with a ‘powerfully entertaining’ (Chortle.
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.
Bible-black Welsh comedy duo do sketches.
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?…
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…
You are cordially invited to The House of Pigs.
There’s a new band in town! Bringing you toe-tapping, hand-clapping, bottom-wiggling tunes full of feel-good factor.
Cambridge University drop-out and now professional poker player, Ken applies his unique analytical brain to his debut stand-up hour.
Guinness World Record-breaking, Fringe First-winning, Perrier finalist, news-based song and sketch show.
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…
Climate change is massive.
Join David Edwards as he gives advice concerning how to navigate the messy world of modern-day dating.
The award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King is legendary, in that there is little historical evidence he exists.
Being a millennial in the modern world is hard.
Stuart has got fast-paced, hilarious observations and he ain’t afraid to say them over the course of an hour.
When famous author/pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who lived many different lives, meets The Little Prince, two adventurous explorers discover the world and what is important in l…
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.
Omid Djalili’s not used to a four o’clock crowd.
Delphine is a gently comical one-woman show about about a shy and sheltered woman falling in love for the first time.
Every year an absolute sell-ou