The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up.
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 …
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…
Novelists Jenny Nibbingley and Burton Mastrick need no introduction.
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 …
Despite everything that’s happened, Tom is still talking about his penis.
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 is a silly lil’ mixed-bill comedy-cabaret from Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Big Boys, comedian Jack Rooke and character comic Jon Pointing.
Sitting in a lecture about a series of Chuck Jones cartoons, Ben’s thoughts drift in various directions.
Cora is 23, self-obsessed, a compulsive liar* (*harmless bullshitter), and an absolute hot mess.
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, 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…
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.
An experimental nosedive into Jamie’s fractured past.
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 …
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.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Sindhu Vee returns with a new hour.
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.
A tale as old as time: boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy punches hole in universe to get boy back.
Out of the swirling maelstrom he steps, his sword of jokes, his shield of whimsy and his armour made of a third amusing thing.
The most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see.
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…
Following her Netflix special The Twist.
It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe.
A one-off comedy extravaganza! For the past 37 years the Pleasance has been the home of new comedy talent in Edinburgh.
You’re suddenly under arrest: no warning, no explanation.
There are some things as regular at the Fringe as Biblical downpours and overpriced street food.
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)…
Chris Bush, Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo’s Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is in one word, a celebration.
Great value lunchtime comedy showcase featuring the best and brightest of this year’s Fringe comics.
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…
Has it really been 10 years since Sheeps first performed in Edinburgh? No.
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.
When a weary stranger arrives one day, carrying only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions.
Red Richardson is one of Britain’s best up-and-coming comedians.
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…
Success demands sacrifice.
In a Sheffield basement, two men try to bury the bodies of their past to find a hopeful future.
Finally allowed to reconnect with human people again, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Brennan has forgotten how to do it and needs your help.
When 30 years of family silence is broken, Helen begins a quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide.
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.
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.
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.
Comedian grannies, mud-floor comedy clubs, white-face audiences, broke aristocrat orgies with angry Afrikaans, soldiers in search of stiffies, African matriarchs objectifying thems…
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…
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.
2019’s Best Newcomer nominee and your favourite self-aware stand-up returns with an hour about self-confidence, self-esteem and self-care.
Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The Pleasance Attic on a sunny afternoon is hot, especially sitting in a sold-out crowd.
Selected as one of the best shows to see by Time Out and The Times.
Working-class means many things now.
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 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…
Lord Christian Brighty is the country’s most notorious rake.
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 …
They’ve let him indoors! Jim the Magician is an icon at the Pleasance Courtyard as their only resident close-up table magician.
The premise is simple.
‘Utterly compelling’ (Lyn Gardner, StageDoorApp.
A brand new stand-up show from the Fringe favourite.
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.
Fresh from supporting Michael McIntyre and Romesh Ranganathan, ‘Fringe favourite’ (BroadwayWorld.
Sarah Keyworth’s Lost Boy is very difficult to fully describe.
There is something comforting about Angela Barnes’ Hot Mess.
Irish gig theatre call to arms.
When well done, the biographical show is one of the purest theatrical events known to man.
A love note to the NHS.
Alex Dawson (Róisin Bevan) is a successful social media guru.
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.
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 end of show speech to an audience.
Captain Jake returns to Pleasance with another tale of daring piratical dos.
Total sell-out 2005-2019 returns with a brand new line-up.
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…
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…
Debut stand-up hour from Mancunian ray of sunshine, Josh Jones.
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.
Join the Superhero Academy to be part of the greatest quest of all: to save the world.
Rhum and Clay's Project Dictator is a commentary on democracy and dictatorships, utilising different theatre genres to do so.
As the audience arrives for Morgan Rees’ show at the Pleasance, there’s a pair of shoes sticking out behind the curtain.
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 …
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 is a one-man cat-drag, late-night comedy.
Helen Bauer is basic, well, basic-plus, because she is aware of it.
Sold-out run: Off-Broadway, Asylum NYC (2022).
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…
This is the story of a woman staring down the barrel of motherhood, torn between her own ambivalence.
‘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 …
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…
After complete sell-out runs in 2017 and 2018, Tom Lucy is back with a new hour of razor sharp comedy.
Debut stand-up hour from sarky Londoner Lily Phillips.
Join rising star and ‘very funny’ (Guardian) Chloe Petts, as she presents her debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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.
Pauline is a one woman show, written and performed by the talented Sophie Bentinck.
A worldwide sensation from Montreal to Beijing, Fills Monkey return with an exhilarating new show.
Highly anticipated debut hour from comedian and junior doctor.
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’ ***…
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…
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…
Actor and writer Kristin Mcilquham can’t seem to finish a list.
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.
Son of a climate scientist, Australian theatre maker David Finnigan has always made work about climate change – then his country caught fire.
What is the scariest thing in the world? Spiders… heights… whoever wins the conservative party leadership contest? None of the above.
After 21 years and 224 days Hal’s back being single.
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 …
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…
Ever thought you should run the world, even though you’re ‘only fourteen and a girl?’ Priya and Lou have.
An electrifying re-imagining of the ultimate love triangle.
We’ve all been there.
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…
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…
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…
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.
50% Polish, 50% Italian, 100% legend.
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 …
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…
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 …
After two sell-out Fringes, Tessa Coates is beside herself with excitement to be back with a brand-new show.
So much science, so little time.
Rising star Rajiv Karia wants to be your friend.
One of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch 2019, Patti Harrison makes her highly anticipated Edinburgh debut.
‘I’m not a whirlwind of sexual energy.
It's only around halfway through Nina Conti: The Dating Show that you realise just how hard she is working.
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.
Aaron gained a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair.
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.
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 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…
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 …
The stunning debut hour full of ‘sharp and observant gags’ (Joe Lycett) from one of comedy’s most exciting breakthrough voices.
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…
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…
Sexy Brain is Tiff Stevenson’s tenth Edinburgh show – a mighty feat for any comedian.
Lily hasn’t heard from John in weeks.
Character comedians and IRL sisters Maddy and Marina Bye are back and physically bigger than ever.
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…
Follow the adventures of Corry the Coronavirus who causes chaos and misery until controlled by the Science Superheroes.
32 athletes entered the 1904 Olympic marathon in St Louis, Missouri.
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…
It has been an interesting couple of years, with a global pandemic showing us a different perspective on life and its meaning.
Pip Utton really is extraordinary.
‘No, she’s not my sister.
This is the story of a humble spud Charlotte, who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian.
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 –…
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…
In an inner-city hostel, Jams is trying to record a rap video.
Blood, Sweat and Vaginas is Paula David’s fantastic journey of self-discovery, sexuality and comedic blunders.
Hi, my name is Ray and I’m an Australian stand-up comedian who lives in London.
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.
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…
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…
A dark comedy about daddy issues, sex work, fantasies, taboos, imperfect feminism, immigration and trauma.
Comedy’s miserable, cheeky scamp is returning with the weight of the world across his shoulders and some burning questions in his soul.
Too young to be yelling at clouds, Ivo Graham decides to talk loudly at us over the course of an hour instead.
LET Award 2019 winners and 5-star devised company presents a true tale of excitement, danger and claws.
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 …
This unflinching case study scrutinizes one of the most pertinent conversations of our time: women’s safety.
Sikisa is the life and soul, the hostess-with-the-mostess and the party don’t start ‘til she walks in.
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 returns with his new stand-up show.
A melancholy artist and a mute architect take a road trip of the soul.
Adaptation can do more than reproduce.
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.
‘Go for the cat-worship, stay for the side-splitting silliness, and rave about it to all your friends.
Rowan is a geospatial engineer earning good money, and Nic is a freelance illustrator who is.
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…
A joyful, kaleidoscopic new show for 5 to 12 year-olds about change, why change happens and how to deal with it.
Mischief is one of those companies that gives the struggling Fringe performer hope.
Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s.
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.
Debut hour from nice young man, Sam Lake.
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.
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 are a musical comedy double act.
Since leaving home in Birmingham, Rinkoo Barpaga has been determined to find somewhere to settle.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Shakespeare, but not the Shakespeare you know.
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.
SKANK is about a woman in crisis.
Adam Rowe – Imperious (WIP).
Press sets its satirical sights on Hollywood.
Brexit seems inescapable as the British stand at the crossroads of self-identity and nostalgia of a bygone era of an empire.
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.
From appearances Mock The Week and QI and others, Eshaan Akbar comes to Edinburgh for three nights only.
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.
‘Impressively evocative’ (Chortle.
Hal’s back doing what he does best – performing live comedy, for five nights only! ‘Reminded me how much I love stand up’ (Times).
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 …
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.
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…
Cathy works at the local leisure centre.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
A new hour of stand-up from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.
Lil’ Keys, big jokes.
Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents has created an entertaining, interactive and imaginative production based on this timeless classic.
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…
Watson, at 40, is halfway through his life according to the life expectancy calculator.
When you type ‘George Lewis’ into Google, the suggestions that follow are pretty boring.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
Ahead of his nationwide tour, Josh returns to Edinburgh for a strictly limited run of work-in-progress shows.
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).
The Edinburgh Comedy Award 2018 Best Show winner returns for one week only.
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 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 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.
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,…
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…
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Three.
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Two.
The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part One.
A man eats a meal on stage.
Tim Key from Peep Show, Partridge, Taskmaster and his own BAFTA-nominated Wonderdate, brings new poems to Edinburgh.
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.
Complete sell-out 2017 and 2018.
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 …
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.
Join Amy and a panel of her more famous comedian friends at the recording of a live comedy conversation show.
The hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod.
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 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.
A one-off comedy extravaganza! For the past 35 years, the Pleasance has been the home of new comedy talent in Edinburgh.
‘It’s like the Royal Variety Show of the Fringe’.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Life and death, love and loss, birth and miscarriage are all explored in this visual cycle of life.
Australian comedian Ray Badran recently moved to the UK and is performing his debut Fringe show.
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 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…
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…
“I am not a bad person”.
The Death Hilarious: Razer starts out with a pretty solid premise: since his Fringe debut in 2017, Darren J.
Wild Swimming is the story of two friends across centuries of change and development.
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).
Fringe favourites and Olivier Award-winning improvisers, The Showstoppers, take your kids’ ideas and transform them on the spot into interactive musical adventures.
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 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…
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.
Total sell-out 2005-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up.
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.
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…
Good morning, Edinburgh! After Fringe sell-outs in 2017 and 2018, we’re moving to a lovely new venue.
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.
Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person.
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’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 is a ‘classy, stylish and accomplished’ (Chortle) comedian.
‘His stand-up is some of the cleverest, funniest and most unassuming comedy I’ve encountered’ ***** (AYoungerTheatre.
Two provincial louts perform grotty comedy sketches.
Silly, surreal show about time travel, love and time travel.
‘Mrs Richardson, you’re trying to seduce me.
Spencer Jones took last year’s Edinburgh Fringe off, but did he waste his time idling? Not a chance.
For years, Jennifer liked to be over-prepared.
Phil Wang needs this more than us, or so he tells the packed Pleasance venue he’s playing this year.
United by love, broken by reality.
Winner: Best Newcomer 2017, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
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…
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.
This bold, poetic, storytelling performance by Jo Blake is more of a series of questions than a search for truth.
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…
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…
Hootingly funny and devilishly clever, Fishbowl is a masterpiece of physical comedy.
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…
Tucked away in a corner of Pleasance Courtyard, Glenn Moore delights a packed crowd with an hour of non-stop puns and twisted humour.
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…
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…
Existing is exhausting.
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.
Bees are immediately punished for their stings.
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…
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?!’.
Everything about Giants Are Fjörd, the Fringe favourite duo’s new show for 2019, is exciting.
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.
On a bare stage at Pleasance Upstairs, Bobby & Amy promises storytelling in its purest form.
Bertie the Moon Dragon is having a terrible day! Nothing is as it should be.
Amateur dramatics: the unspoken past of many a Fringe performer.
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)).
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 ‘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…
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.
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 hits the Fringe hard with this compelling comedy debut which is slick, sassy and super satisfying.
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…
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…
In the past 20 to 30 years, our world has drastically changed, especially within the realm of politics and culture.
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…
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…
Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so.
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.
Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo’s treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old.
SWIM is a show about wild swimming and grief, as theatremaker Liz Richardson tells the audience at the start.
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 presents an explosive debut hour of idiosyncratic character comedy.
Jayde Adams is back and this time it’s serious.
A show unlike anything I’ve seen before, Wildcard Theatre bring award-winning Electrolyte back to the Fringe for a second year running.
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.
The smash hit of last year’s festival is back! Join the Kafkateers for their ‘riotously cheerful’ (Chortle.
The Fringe’s favourite Frenchman returns for his tenth year with an exquisite new show and a live band to abuse.
Tommy Fury once said “if life is a game, then love is the prize”.
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…
Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn’t it? Time marches on, but you’re on the spot.
British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti is boldly experimenting and discovering fresh ideas as she develops her next new show.
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…
Total sell-out 2010-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up.
Trauma is never an easy thing to talk about.
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.
From Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.
Tales of woe, tales of science, tales of curses, tales of defiance.
‘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…
Welcome to The Chicken Appreciation Society and welcome to the mind of meat processor, Comrade Egg.
Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel.
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 is a Danish one-man play about running and grief.
If character comedy tickles your funny bone then look no further than An Audience With Yasmine Day at Pleasance Courtyard.
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…
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.
To say that Murder She Didn’t Write, from Degrees of Error, is a slick production is an understatement.
YesYesNoNo are searching for the truth.
‘He doesn’t listen for his name’ said a father (who happened to be a king.
Award-winning stand-up comedian Kai Samra presents his hotly tipped debut hour.
Colin Cloud is the undisputed rockstar of the Edinburgh Fringe magic world and one of the festival’s greatest success stories of recent years.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Chris returns with a brand-new show.
It is common to see stand-up comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe be either unnecessarily controversial or unimaginatively bland.
One Duck Down.
Post Popular is Lucy McCormick's attempt to follow-up her fantastic and hugely popular show Triple Threat.
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…
Primary Times Children’s Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back.
James’ grandad, Terry Downes, became world middleweight champion in 1961.
Best Girl is a story told by the nervous, but likable Annie.
In the late 1960s three women were murdered by an Old Testament quoting serial killer by the name of Bible John.
Last year’s ‘chaotically enjoyable’ (Spectator) sell-out hit Shakespeare adaptation returns.
The boy from Mock the Week (BBC Two), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The News Quiz and star of Rhys James Is.
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.
We enter stage and Jonathan Ashby-Rock delicately tends to his flowers, encased in boxes across the stage.
Two-time SA Comic’s Choice Award winner, South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout is back in the UK with his Edinburgh debut.
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…
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…
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 is a glimmering, harrowing, firework display of a show, and is easily among the best performances at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
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.
The hugely anticipated new show from Best Newcomer nominee.
The Wardrobe Ensemble is back at the Fringe with a powerfully emotional story of family.
Written and directed by Janet Moran.
Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, digital DJ, vibe-magnet, yells into a well.
This raucous monologue from Sadie Clark gives us a tale of dating and identity from the bleeding edge of the 21st century.
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.
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…
Benson shares his fascination with the infamous plot to murder Lord Liverpool’s entire cabinet and the grisly aftermath on the gallows at Newgate.
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.
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 returns to the Fringe after a bumper year in 2018 where her show For Worse as nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcommer.
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.
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 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 is an all-singing, all-dancing re-enactment of what Rhys’s Mam wrote down 40 years ago.
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.
Katie Arnstein has brought her joyous mix of caustic wit, a cautionary tale and a call to arms to her first Fringe.
Witch is an old word.
Beyoncé’s Diva is blasting out as we wait for London Hughes to arrive.
A show about living, laughing, loving and losing your debit card five times in one year.
‘To be free is very sweet.
Life is short.
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…
Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe with his highly anticipated new show.
A girl from Oxford meets a boy from Asteroid B-612.
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…
It’s 1981 and ska music pulses.
A solo show – six different women, one thing in common.
“I wanna be woke, but I’m tired.
Pip Utton is one of the world’s most respected performers of solo theatre and a Fringe legend.
When the children of Bow-on-Tie start mysteriously disappearing, Abigail decides to investigate further.
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.
Mikhail Zygar and Karen Shainyan are two of Russia’s most controversial journalists, still holding the Putin Government to account.
For one night only.
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…
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, …
Colin Hoult’s ‘masterclass in character comedy’ (Time Out).
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…
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.
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.
Tom Lucy is one of the youngest professional comedians on the circuit.
Rosie Jones is a comedian with a penchant for being mischievous.
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…
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.
The whole thing’s a mess and only one person can sort it out.
‘If I don’t know you and you don’t know me, then you’re free in your anonymity.
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…
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.
Of all the Greek tragedies I think it is Medea that sticks with us the most as modern audiences.
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 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.
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…
Hundreds entered, only a handful survive – now one will be crowned Britain’s funniest student 2018.
Complete sell-out 2017.
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.
After a sell-out national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back with another bracing flurry of idiocy.
Welcome to the Comedians’ Surgery, take your seat, we’ll be with you shortly.
Kerry Godliman is back in Edinburgh to try out material she’s never said out loud before.
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.
Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage.
With wolves, witches and goblins, the story unfolds as the audience is invited to become part of the drama.
All the best stories begin with a game.
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 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 …
Join the morning chorus of clappy, clippy, cloppy, floppy, flappy sing-song and poem pong.
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…
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.
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…
Familie Flöz are back with another beautiful, gentle and poignant piece of physical theatre.
Look, I think we can all agree that 2018 has been an absolute bloody nightmare.
Straker is unquestionably the finest interpreter of Brel’s songs.
"If there are any reviewers in tonight, gimme four stars.
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.
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.
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 is the type of play that might work very well as a film, or so you might think upon leaving the theatre.
Jacqueline Novak finds everything embarrassing.
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…
Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster, half-killed on The Island, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors.
The Free Association – London’s leading improv comedy theatre and school – returns with their smash-hit show Jacuzii.
Total sell-out 2010-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up.
"People are amazing, aren’t they?" So asks a lone voice in the darkness.
The Bear by Raymond Briggs, adapted by Pins and Needles Productions.
After performing to sold-out crowds at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, Alice Snedden is bringing her debut show, Self-Titled, to Edinburgh.
Watching Daniel Cook run wildly around Pleasance’s Bunker Two, three things are clear: 1.
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 is a comedy double-act by Jack Chisnall and Joshua Dolphin, two proud sons of England’s provincial backwaters.
First and foremost, this is not a show for the faint-hearted.
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’s Going to be KO begins with an educational psychologist.
What do you get when a Pole, a Turk and a Brit turn up at a funeral? A cabaret.
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…
Direct from its hit New York season, Trump meets Lear in this ‘biting political satire’ (Theasy.
Brand-new sketch show from stars of award-winning Fringe favourites BattleActs (BBC Radio 1).
Dark Horse covers lots of ground and it is evidently the result of Keyworth tirelessly exploring multiple comic avenues.
A brand-new stand-up show from the perennial Fringe favourite.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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’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…
Critically acclaimed company return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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…
As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons you make lemonade.
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, 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.
Fran wants to want sex.
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.
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.
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, as seen on Tonight at the Palladium and Live at the BBC.
Curly is convinced that appearing youthful is the answer to success and he will do whatever is necessary to get ‘youth’.
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 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…
Following the five-star, sell-out success of Houdini, Nick Mohammed’s alter ego Mr.
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.
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.
Join the three delightful clowns who make waiting for a bus a tragically complicated affair.
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.
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, Amused Moose Breakthrough Comic 2017 and tour support for John Kearns and Abandoman, considers politics, youth and death.
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and medical doctor Kwame was overweight in his late childhood and obese in his early teens.
Pattison explodes onto the stage in sparkly hot pants, boots and a crop top.
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…
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.
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.
Colin Cloud conjures a cryptic presence as the audience enter to him trapped motionless in a large perspex box.
For the first time in history, it’s hard to be a man.
The Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2017 nominee returns for more loosely justified nonsense.
The multi award-winning Fringe cult hit is back.
A new Tory PM must unite his party’s warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal.
An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal.
A terrible crime has been committed.
Last year, John Hastings was hit by a car and broke his arm.
Los Angeles hasn’t changed Chris – he’s a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread.
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.
The British Empire gave Anuvab a colonial accent and British values and suddenly left.
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’s full name is David Yosef Shimon Ben Illouz Haleivi Alexander Edelman.
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.
Rising star Micky Overman presents her highly anticipated debut show.
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…
I was excited about Flies.
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…
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.
‘Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the time I’m 30.
Knowledge = Belief and Truth.
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.
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.
Third World meets First World when this award-winning Venezuelan makes his Edinburgh debut.
Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal.
They say all political careers end in tears.
When George was 12 he fell for the most beautiful, orangest girl in Stockport.
A brand-new play from Danielle Ward, writer of cult Fringe shows Take-A-Break Tales, Psister Psycho, Gutted and Dani Frankenstein.
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…
A powerful and uplifting, one-woman show about triumph over adversity.
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.
‘I think you’re really talented.
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…
Adjective: someone called George who is irresistibly beautiful to any gender.
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 …
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…
A fearless adventure into the dark heart of a paradigm shift.
One third of critically-acclaimed sketch group Massive Dad, **** (Guardian), Stevie Martin presents her debut solo show.
Comedian and impressionist Luke Kempner and his multiple personalities host an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits.
I’ve had over 70,000 pricks… Of the medical kind.
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.
Brilliant, beguiling wordsmithery, swathed in the timeless allure of classic tunes on vinyl.
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 bold and convention-bashing introspection on the impact of HIV, through the medium of two young gay men.
A joyful return to stand-up for this cult idiot.
Don Rodolfo opens his debut fringe hour duelling with an unseen coat rack.
Ask most people to remember the early 70s and they won’t.
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.
Off on the adventure of a lifetime, Michael, his parents and their faithful dog Stella set sail around the world.
After a sell-out debut show, innovative sketch duo Sisters are putting you in control of their highly anticipated second hour.
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 …
A classic murder mystery is created on the spot from audience suggestions in this ingenious show from Fringe favourites, Degrees of Error.
‘The most relevant comedian in Edinburgh’ (EdFestMag.
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.
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 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).
At the end of 60 minutes, mankind will vanish.
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…
Total sell-out 2005-2017 returns with a brand-new line-up.
Emma Sidi’s one-woman show Faces of Grace is absolutely bonkers.
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…
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 …
Theatre is often defined as a means of offering a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.
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 returns to Edinburgh with his highly anticipated debut Happy Hour.
The live, chaotic, comedy chat show Thing.
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.
A raincoated man bursts into one of two bunkers in the lower section of the Pleasance Courtyard.
An hour of non-stop, razor-sharp, unadulterated show business.
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.
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 …
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…
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 are Fringe fanatics who felt that becoming part of the Fringe was the perfect way to celebrate their nuptials.
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.
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).
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’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…
He’s sold 330m books worldwide, was President of Oxford University Athletics Club, ran the 100yds in 9.
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…
Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can’t control, called tics.
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.
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 is enjoying a year-long, one-woman stag do.
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).
Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall, Rob Beckett and Shappi Khorsandi on sold-out tours, Tom brings his hotly anticipated debut show to the fringe.
Back due to popular demand! Gary thinks a good joke should be like a drunk Glaswegian, short and punchy.
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.
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, …
Clotheslines versus punchlines – the biggest show in the history of Edinburgh is back.
In August 2015 Jordan’s Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away.
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 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.
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…
Award-winning comedian Samantha Baines (The Crown, Sunny D, BBC Radio 4) returns to Edinburgh after a smash-hit, sell-out run in 2016.
In her debut show Schaefer employs her vulnerable, whip-smart comedy style to confront her complicated relationship with Jesus, America, and death.
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 …
Edinburgh’s BAFTA-winning comedian returns to the Fringe after a summer narrating ITV2’s Love Island and five consecutive sell-out runs.
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.
West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker makes her debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
‘And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness’.
Alcoholics’ recovery meetings are happening all around us, all the time.
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 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 …
Doors creak and dust falls; the Curse of Cranholme Abbey has awoken once more.
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…
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 washed-up boy band of sketch comedy are back with their first new show in four years.
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…
Have a bite to eat and take a seat – you’re in for a treat.
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.
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.
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 …
Nearly everyone is dead and Taylor is alone.
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.
There is more to Mavis Sparkle than meets the eye.
Last year, 201 Dance Company shattered the stereotypes associated with hip-hop dance with the critically acclaimed Smother.
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.
One hot summer’s day, four million wasps invade the quiet village of Itching Down.
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…
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…
I’ve just accidentally bought a house in the heart of Brexit country.
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…
Kinabalu is an astutely clever and astutely silly hour of stand up from British-Malaysian comic Phil Wang.
Ed Gamble’s Mammoth is a strong example of observational comedy at this year’s Fringe.
Evelyn Mok is the kind of uncensored, unapologetic and uncouth human I can get on board with.
Sometimes, just one good idea is enough to make a show a success.
‘Who thinks they are perfect?’ Is the question Danyah Miller poses to the audience at the onset of the performance.
Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling.
Tape Face, a show that mixes circus, variety, clowning and who knows what else, presents me with somewhat of a dilemma.
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 is an examination of homelessness and the situations which lead to it which matches the pace of how those problems develop.
Whalebone is about bodies: who takes up space, how much, and why.
It is seldom that we discuss the inherent inequalities in our nation’s most beloved sport.
Do you like mysteries? Are you the sort of person who says: ‘I wonder what that was?’.
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, 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, devised by newly formed company Theatre with Legs, offers insight into how the millennials of ‘Generation Rent’ think about community and belonging.
Having recently won English Comedian of the Year, Josh Pugh has the air of a rising star.
Pierre Novellie is a South African from the Isle of Man who lives in London.
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.
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 is narrated by Will, a person obsessed with his body, for whom staying in shape becomes a kind of unpaid profession.
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 shows throughout this hour that he is an assured stand-up with serious political messages to get across about intolerance.
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 is back at the Fringe and this time he’s in love - for real.
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.
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.
I’ve never seen an hour of stand-up with such a high density of laughter points.
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…
Chinese physical theatre influenced by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the contemporary Tang Xianzu’s The Peony Pavilion.
Boy meets girl.
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.
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…
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…
A play that will make you laugh, cringe and cry in equal measure, Poll Function is a masterstroke.
Fresh from supporting Romesh Ranganathan on his nationwide tour, the ‘cynical, astute and impassioned’ (Chortle.
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…
Betts is back, but he’s got a problem.
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.
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) …
Bunny Boiler is the debut hour from rising star and ever so slightly unhinged comedian Rachel Jackson (BBC Three, Tupperware Party, Scot Squad).
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…
Before even starting the show, Sara Schaefer has the advantage of a unique perspective.
The King is back, long live the King.
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…
Total sell-out 2010-2016 returns with a brand-new line-up.
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.
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.
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.
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 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…
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.
Jelly Beans is a really, really horrible play.
Upsala Circus have been doing incredible work in St.
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…
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.
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 has earned a reputation for being both a crowd pleaser and a comedian’s comedian with his inventive, high-concept multimedia shows.
Spies Like Us Theatre’s adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic novel is, quite simply, a joy.
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…
Tall Stories return to Edinburgh for their 20th birthday with an updated version of Future Perfect.
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.
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.
Cambridge University drop-out and now professional poker player, Ken applies his unique analytical brain to his debut stand-up hour.
An eclectic and beautiful production – Secret Life of Humans combines a baffling diversity of genres into a single theatrical masterpiece.
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…
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…
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?…
A murder has been committed.
Bible-black Welsh comedy duo do sketches.
Replay is a tense and atmospheric play which deftly explores loss, trauma and determination.
Sketch comedy is the medium in which an original voice is most important in order to be successful.
Loo Roll is a comedy sketch show about a woman who’s been left in a giant green bin.
The monster gods of comedy and 2016’s winners of Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit of the Fringe award return to Edinburgh.
Suzi Ruffell returns with a new hour of thought provoking and hilarious stand-up.
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.
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’s solo show revolves around a screenwriter who wants to test out her movie-in-the-making on a fresh audience.
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.
Back after last year’s fantastic show, the Listies are just as wonderfully ridiculous as ever.
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.
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.
Guinness World Record-breaking, Fringe First-winning, Perrier finalist, news-based song and sketch show.