Peter Dobbing: Pleased With Yourself Isn't the Same as Being Happy

Peter Dobbing: Pleased With Yourself Isn't the Same as Being Happy

'Upbeat and energetic and above all, entertaining' (Advertiser, Adelaide). Bristol Underground Comedy brings Peter Dobbing's world tour back to Sneaky Pete's. Centrally located hour of free Fringe stand-up comedy at half two... 

Rich Wilson's Still Relevant

Rich Wilson's Still Relevant

Rich Wilson is still very much relevant, even though he's over 40. Regarded as one of the UK's finest circuit comedians, he's been making his living from comedy for 13 years even though you've never heard of him... 

Is This the Worst Quiz / Game Show Ever? (Edinburgh Regional Championships) Hosted by Yianni Agisilaou

Is This the Worst Quiz / Game Show Ever? (Edinburgh Regional Championships) Hosted by Yianni Agisilaou

A cross between Mastermind, Ultimate Cage Fighting, and the Royal Variety Hour in a bar off Cowgate. Come watch guest comedians battle it out on stage in the ultimate comedy quiz/game show... 

Charm Offensive

Charm Offensive

Top Australian headline act Mick Neven returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show about love, life, loss and the pitfalls of buying second hand sex robots. Best Comedy nominee – Fringe World, Perth 2018... 

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

Jacques Barrett is The Confident Profiler

15 years as a touring comic has weaponised Jacques' ability to sum people up on sight. His policy: always judge a book by its cover – that's the whole point of the cover. In under an hour you'll learn to interpret body language, body art and body odour... 

The Family Guy

The Family Guy

Cornelius Patrick O' Sullivan is a comedian and a poet. He's also overweight and married. Add a newborn baby into the mix and now he's finished! Join him on a journey of bad jokes, funny stories and side-splittingly hilarious poems as you delve deeper into the world of professional comedy and amateur fatherhood... 

07800 834030: Thank You for Waiting

07800 834030: Thank You for Waiting

Miranda Kane's show, 07800 834030: Thank You For Waiting returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for more secrets, confessions and answers – the dirtier the better.The show does what it says on the tin – Miranda hands out her number to the masses of the public at the festival and we listen to the stories they leave on her voicemail... 

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Puns of AnyKey

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Puns of AnyKey

After enjoying full houses in 2015 and 2016, Robin Boot brings his new Rockomedy show to Edinburgh this summer. Clever wordplay, darkly surreal lyrics, tasty guitar skills, percussive feet and beautiful hair – rock‘n’roll has never been so funny! ‘Hilarious and always a favourite with the crowd’ (John Wildgoose, Into the Wild)... 

Peter Dobbing: Electric Plum

Peter Dobbing: Electric Plum

Electric: having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement. Plum: gently derogatory English colloquialism – idiot, fool. Further explanation from defrocked futurologist... 

Tony Burgess – Crimbo

Tony Burgess – Crimbo

What a proper mad one. Christmas, 2003: Tragic? Messy? Yep. And then Tony had to adopt his 10-year-old autistic nephew, without knowing much himself about real life. ‘Extracts the comic from difficult situations…’ (Guardian)... 

Joe Wells: I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative

Joe Wells: I Hope I Die Before I Start Voting Conservative

Received opinion says that we become more right-wing as we get older. Joe Wells (support for Frankie Boyle and Alexei Sayle) is determined to grow up without selling out. Joe's third solo stand-up hour after the critically acclaimed Night of The Living Tories and 10 Things I Hate About UKIP... 

Mid-Life Climax

Mid-Life Climax

Dan is English, Mick is Australian, and their comedy stats are impressive. 32 years experience, 8000 gigs between them, 28 countries, 73 comedy festivals. They’ve also got two wives, two daughters, three dogs and no media profile... 

I Am Wario

I Am Wario

Brand new sketch comedy from Matt Winning, ‘an attractively impish spirit’ (Guardian), and Stuart Laws, ‘chronically funny stand up’ (Time Out), plus third person yet to be cast (‘patient and willing’ – casting advert)... 

A Stage, a Mic, Some Jokes

A Stage, a Mic, Some Jokes

An hour of no-nonsense, crowd-pleasing comedy from one of the festival’s most experienced performers. 'Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up' **** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Rib-tickling funny’ **** (Herald Sun). 

07800 834030

07800 834030

07800 834030. That's my phone number. Call me... about anything. This is a show about what happens when you put out your number, and ask people to call you... about anything. So I don't really know what's going to happen... 

Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III

Peter Dobbing: Armchair Futurologist III

Parts I and II included Bitcoin, edible insects and virtual reality. What bleeding edge insanity will he bring this year? Interesting, accessible and very funny. BBC Three and BBC Radio 4 Extra... 

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Puns 'n' Poses

Robin Boot's Rockomedy: Puns 'n' Poses

After three weeks of full houses at Fringe 2015, Robin Boot's Rockomedy returns bigger, better and bootier! Musical comedian or comedic musician, call him what you like, Robin Boot’s Rockomedy takes you on a musical journey, combining clever wordplay and darkly surreal lyrics with incredible guitar, percussive feet and beautiful hair... 

Patrick Turpin: To Me, You Are Perfect

Patrick Turpin: To Me, You Are Perfect

After almost three decades, it's time for Turps to curl back into the foetal, reconnect the umbilical, and tell himself that everything will be alright. Another show from another heteroflexible white lad, living a life without the loveliest of true loves, and the f*ckiest of true f*cks... 

Five Childmen and It –  Don't Wake the Psammead!

Five Childmen and It – Don't Wake the Psammead!

Squirrel, Panther, Bobs, Pussy and the Lamb were five young men wishing they’d never have to grow up. Reunited for one last quest before they’re old, they happen across the Psammead, a sullen and somnolent sand-fairy, sleeping off the hangover of a television career cut tragically short in the early 90s... 

Hey Hey 16K

Hey Hey 16K

Two stand-up (not in the comedic sense) guys riffing on Doctor Who and the origins of programming doesn’t sound scintillating. And it isn’t. But there’s a warming charm about a musical geekathon: MJ Hibbett and Steve are what I imagine Brian Cox’s band sounded like (except I never listened to them)... 

Beard: The Grin of Love

Beard: The Grin of Love

Innovative and playful, the brand new two-part sketch group Beard weave joyful, bizarre and enthralling comedy. Part romance, part nightmare, part darkly intimate experience, The Grin of Love is the latest offering from these masters of tension and surprise... 

Guruguru

Guruguru

Laugh your head off with this 6' 10'' creature of bulbous presence. Dare to have a theatrical experience of disarming humour that will kick your ass out of ordinary mundanity. Guruguru talks about our endless pursuit of happiness... 

Rosie Wilby: The Science of Sex

Rosie Wilby: The Science of Sex

BBC Radio 4 regular revamps award-winning investigation into the science of attraction, which she was invited to perform in New York in 2013, incorporating some new ideas and highlights from her more recent piece Is Monogamy Dead...