Tongue Fu & Hunting Pigs- Double Bill

Tongue Fu & Hunting Pigs- Double Bill

Tongue Fu is one of the UK’s leading spoken word shows. The sharpest poets, storytellers and comedians perform with soundtracks from Nostalgia 77. Created and hosted by poet Chris Redmond (Scroobius Pip’s Spoken Word Surgery, Bespoken Word -BBC Radio Four)... 

Susan Calman: The 68 Comeback Special

Susan Calman: The 68 Comeback Special

This year Susan (News Quiz/QI) has written a show based on the life and times of Rosa Klebb. But that’s not this show. This show is about many things but it’s best not to be too specific in case it spoils the surprise... 

Friday Night Freakshow

Friday Night Freakshow

After multiple sell-out smash hit shows in 2010/2011, the twisted showcase of dark and delicious variety returns to the cow. Shocking, hysterical and downright bizarre, some of the finest performers from the circuit and the darkest recesses of the world come out to play... 

Tony Law: Nonsense Overdrive

Tony Law: Nonsense Overdrive

Tony Law is an irrepressible force; a man who pushes back the known frontiers of silliness, a clown of cosmic proportions. Dressed like an extra from Doctor Who in the seventies with two streaks of electric blue on his face and his fingers decked out with mini torches, his appearance is only a slight intimation of the kind of zany, surreal personality that Law unleashes on his audience... 

Omid Djalili Live

Omid Djalili Live

Somewhat of a fringe legend, Omid Djalili has graced many a theatre on his national tours over the last 20 years since he performed his very first Edinburgh Fringe show. Having become a big name in comedy and starring in a handful of US blockbuster films, the Iranian comic performs a solid show to a packed out audience... 

Knightmare Live

Knightmare Live

I’m sure any fringe veteran worth their salt has had the experience of seeing a famous face from their childhood appearing out of an Edinburgh side-street to bring back a flood of nostalgia... 

The Tiger Lillies - Live in Concert

The Tiger Lillies - Live in Concert

The Grammy nominated Olivier award winners return. 'A truly extraordinary atmosphere ... shimmering with menace, gorgeously beautiful, outrageously funny. I urge you, seek out a ticket for this glorious show' **** (Scotsman). 

Tim FitzHigham: Challenger

Tim FitzHigham: Challenger

I arrived to see this year’s Challenger with high hopes, and I was not disappointed. Tim FitzHigham has been to the Edinburgh Fringe every year since he was 18 and always presents a show where he challenges himself... 

The Showstoppers' Improvised Musical

The Showstoppers' Improvised Musical

Often, the key to a good improvised comedy show is making sure that the audience forgets that what’s happening on stage is in fact improvised. Making it look natural, easy and unstrained... 

A Simple Space

A Simple Space

It is not often you leave a performance lost of words. However, any viewer leaving the dimly lit and beautifully simplistic set of A Simple Space cannot help but leave impressed.Just to clarify, there is nothing simple about what the six performers are doing on stage... 

Four Screws Loose in Screwtopia!

Four Screws Loose in Screwtopia!

Fringe favourites Four Screws Loose return with an explosion of comedy not to be missed! 'Had me crying with laughter' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Brilliant' **** (Comedy.co.uk). 'Fearless' ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure... For Kids!

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure... For Kids!

Joining the extensive queue at Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure … For Kids! I realised that I had just done my bit to up the average age of the audience quite considerably. Feeling somewhat self-consciously childless, I took my seat and adopted the nearest family to help me gauge the success (or not) of the forthcoming show... 

Spank!

Spank!

Spank! is a show that fully deserves its exclamation point. Everyone involved in the show is incredibly enthused for the whole three hours, from the comperes and acts to the guy on the sound desk and the bartender... 

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

The Bongo Club is more accustomed to hosting face-chewing ravers than sweet-chewing kiddies, but this evening the kindergarten has taken over. Row after row of chairs is filled with excitable children and mildly-excitable parents, assembled to witness the side-splitting spectacle that is Comedy Club 4 Kids... 

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

Festival of the Spoken Nerd

‘Everything is easier to explain if you use lots of fire.’ When you hear those words you know you are going to be in for a treat. Or scorched eyebrows, which is probably why the Festival of the Spoken Nerd is only on a short run (1-7th August)... 

What would Beyonce do?

What would Beyonce do?

A stand up comedy show with a unique twist. Fiery Luisa Omielam frames all her jokes and anecdotes with thoughts about Beyoncé’s swagger. All the sad portrayals of Omielam's life are juxtaposed with references to Beyoncé, who is – let’s be honest – a lot of women’s secret idol...