Satanic Rites of Robin Ince

Satanic Rites of Robin Ince

A lonely boy sat in graveyards waiting for zombies, predicted to be a serial killer by his sisters, grew up to be a comedian. Robin Ince spends an hour celebrating the horror films and stories that were his solace as a misfit child... 

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – 90s Edition

Alex Love: How to Win a Pub Quiz – 90s Edition

Highly interactive show that's part stand-up, part actual pub quiz. Expand your trivia, compete against other teams, win prizes. Returning for fifth Fringe run; this year’s theme is the 90s... 

Fanny's @ Five

Fanny's @ Five

Everything else may have dried up but not their wit! The grande dames of Scottish comedy triumphantly return, just as funny and feisty as ever. They boldly go where no fanny has gone before... 

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

Bethany Black: Unwinnable

Bethany Black is back. And this time it’s personal. Okay, it’s always personal, she’s always banging on about herself ('self indulgent' (List)). In 2018 Bethany was diagnosed with autism and agoraphobia... 

Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy

Gavin Webster: I Am Stand-Up Comedy

What type of comedian are you Gav? Hard-hitting? Are you one of these edgy types that says the unsayable or a modern consumer complaints comedian? Maybe you’re surreal and are only capable of looking at things obtusely... 

I Want an Irish Passport

I Want an Irish Passport

Everyone wants an Irish passport but what does being Irish really mean? Is there more than just drinking and the craic? Award-winning comic Mary Bourke presents a hilarious show on Irish identity... 

Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron

Heard the One About Identity Theft? With the Real Bennett Arron

This Welsh comedian was the first major victim of Identity Theft in the UK. The crime left him and his pregnant wife penniless and homeless. He went on to make a Channel 4 documentary on the subject in which he demonstrated the ease of the crime by stealing the identity of the Home Secretary... 

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

Jim Smith: Back to the Teuchter!

After an absence of two years, the Perthshire farmer returns to Edinburgh with another trailer load of tales of rural life and how country people view the outside world. Jim, who also played the farmer in BBC Scotland’s Scot Squad, uses a range of characters and regional accents to address a wide range of hot topics such as internet dating for farmers, village nightlife and how to pimp your Land Rover... 

A Holy Terror

A Holy Terror

Joe Rooney is best known for his role in Father Ted as the rebel priest Father Damo. He has been performing stand-up for the last two decades from Moscow to Milwaukee and everywhere in between... 

Unbecoming Ramon Rivas

Unbecoming Ramon Rivas

Ramon Rivas (BlazerRamon.com) takes an introspective journey when a woman he cared about saved him as Ramon Fckboi in her phone. Sex and care got confusing at the boom of the hook-up era and birth of dating apps, Ramon explores the connection between financial and emotional poverties which leads to men's unbecoming behaviour, even ones that were virgins until 26... 

Iain Connell: Some Buzz (Work in Progress)

Iain Connell: Some Buzz (Work in Progress)

After years in the sketch show game, Iain Connell, star and co-creator of BBC hit show Burnistoun (a sell-out at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe) is throwing caution to the wind and finally succumbing to his long-suppressed desire to become a stand-up comedian... 

Topical Storm 2017

Topical Storm 2017

The Stand’s resident satire team of Mark Nelson, Stuart Murphy, Keir McAllister and Vladimir McTavish return with their unique take on the news in a world gone crazy. Following the sell-out success of Aye Right? How No? in the run-up to the 2014 referendum, Nelson, Murphy, McAllister and McTavish went on to develop a best-selling monthly show, and to appearances on Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News... 

Keir McAllister: Hey, You’re Only Cosmic Dust!

Keir McAllister: Hey, You’re Only Cosmic Dust!

A new satirical hour from award-winning stand-up comic and writer Keir McAllister. Acclaimed circuit comic McAllister has become a Fringe favourite with political satire shows Aye Right, How No?, So That’s What We Voted For? and Topical Storm... 

Keith Farnan: Work and Words in Progress

Keith Farnan: Work and Words in Progress

Keith Farnan (Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow) has tried to answer some of the big questions in life in previous shows, but now seems like a good time to just be funny. In previous shows he’s talked about everything from women’s rights to the disappearance of privacy to the unjust nature of the death penalty, without ever having understood how the world can’t change and so it might just be time for him to change... 

Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

In April 2015, Robin Ince announced that he really had to stop doing stand-up as he was on the cusp of insanity. Audiences disagreed, believing he’d breached that cusp long ago. After spending 18 months touring with Professor Brian Cox and writing his new book, I’m A Joke… and So Are You, he realised it was time to start the trepanning again and returns with a new show... 

I Want an Irish Passport!

I Want an Irish Passport!

Everyone wants an Irish Passport but what does being Irish really mean? Is there more than just drinking and the craic? Award-winning comic Mary Bourke presents a hilarious show on Irish identity, with guest comics... 

Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Set sail with the grand dames of Scottish comedy as they navigate you through rough seas with their distinctly comedic take on life. Other things may dry up, but not their wit. Jojo Sutherland: ***** (BroadwayBaby... 

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

Following two shows that sold out through word of mouth alone, Scottish comedian Fern is back for another Scottish hour. Scottish. As seen on English comedian Russell Howard's Stand Up Central, English comedian Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy Experience and Viceland's new series Brexit Stage Left... 

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret!

A hilariously naughty cabaret about car accidents, kink and cucumbers. Take a look into the life of cabaret queen JoJo Bellini. Who is this woman? Where has she come from? How did she recover from such a crippling car accident? Why is she touching me? Why isn’t she touching me? Is this love? Yes... 

John Robertson: Arena Spectacular!

John Robertson: Arena Spectacular!

John Robertson claims that comedy is a sick industry (and he should know). Nothing terrible has happened to him this year, so he wishes to bring a middle of the road arena show to the Fringe to broaden his appeal... 

Fern Brady: Male Comedienne

Fern Brady: Male Comedienne

Comedians can sometimes manifest as a raw nerve, desperate not to shield themselves from slings and arrows, but to erupt in glorious rage at the injustices and ridiculousness of the world... 

Bethany Black: (Extra)Ordinary

Bethany Black: (Extra)Ordinary

Bethany Black is a forthright, funny, and unapologetic comedian, cheerfully rousing the audience as she lets fire her jokes. She’s quick to point out that she fulfils every lesbian stereotype but turns this into good-natured fodder for laughs – and she’s experienced enough to make jokes on the way that her jokes are getting received... 

John Gordillo: Love Capitalism

John Gordillo: Love Capitalism

Despite the commanding tone of his show’s title, John Gordillo doesn’t actually come across as a fan of Capitalism as an economic and social system. Especially given the post-industrial-stage which Capitalism appears to have now reached, during this first quarter of the 21st century... 

James Nokise: So So Gangsta

James Nokise: So So Gangsta

Useless former gang member James Nokise takes a light-hearted look at the way we see each other, examining how people end up in gangs and what happens when you're kicked out. So So Gangsta is a mixture of personal stories from his time in youth gang The Bloodz in the late 90s, a history of New Zealand's gang culture and a look at political perceptions... 

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

JoJo Bellini's Kitchen Cabaret

Join JoJo Bellini for a hilarious show filled with fun, food and the songs of Tom Jones. 'Cheeky and full of charm' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'It's a bit saucy and I don't just mean the food' **** (TheMumble... 

Paul Thorne: This Month's Apocalypse

Paul Thorne: This Month's Apocalypse

Throughout history, every generation has thought they would witness the end of the world. They were wrong. We will! Paul Thorne returns to Edinburgh with a sideways look at modern evil... 

Martin Mor: #RoadComedian

Martin Mor: #RoadComedian

Jokes and stories from a life on the road. ‘This great big, funny, friendly, hairy bear of an Irishman wrapped us in his irresistible mix of spontaneous humour, hilarious storytelling and total irreverence, and it was a sweet and memorable encounter’ (TheClothesline... 

Bronston Jones – God Bless 'Merica (Again)

Bronston Jones – God Bless 'Merica (Again)

Bronston Jones: God Bless ‘Merica (Again). Once more, the state of the union makes this atheist mutter ‘God bless 'Merica, because it'll take a f*cking miracle to fix it!’ His homeland is crazier now than 2015... 

Gavin Webster: Jesus Christ's a Window Cleaner Now

Gavin Webster: Jesus Christ's a Window Cleaner Now

I was there when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, when Emu bit Michael Parkinson. Some were desperate to get their kids to see weight lifting at the London Olympics so they could tell their grandchildren they were there... 

Michael Legge: Tell it Like it is, Steve

Michael Legge: Tell it Like it is, Steve

Micheal Legge - Prince of Bitterness, Lord of Fury - has his sights on an award. He has secured the 'coveted' noon slot, he has given the show an important message, and he has just returned from his writer's retreat... 

Eleanor Morton: Allotted Mucking Around Time

Eleanor Morton: Allotted Mucking Around Time

We are welcomed into the Stand 2 by a red-headed young woman in the guise of an older man. She's made no real effort in her costume other than a jacket and a flat cap and a talent for casual ambling... 

Hailey Boyle: Manimal

Hailey Boyle: Manimal

Samuel Johnson said 'He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man'. She who makes a beast of herself gets dirty looks from children and constant questioning of her sexuality... 

Phil Nichol: I Don’t Want to Talk About It

Phil Nichol: I Don’t Want to Talk About It

The main thing that you need to know about this show is that something about it is absolutely and completely unexpected. It would be bad form to give away what it is, but suffice to say that this reviewer believes that you should definitely go to see I Don’t Want to Talk About It, and that it would be the perfect way to end your night... 

Yianni: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Line?

Yianni: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Line?

This year, Yianni explores “the line”: how do we cross the line in telling jokes, and who decides where it is? He conducts his investigation through a series of anecdotes and deconstructions that make for a thoroughly enjoyable hour... 

Ria Lina: Taboo Raider

Ria Lina: Taboo Raider

Ria Lina presents a comic show on political correctness that purports to raid society’s taboos. Unfortunately, Lina asks the wrong questions: “When did vertically challenged become the correct term used for short?” It hasn’t... 

Martin Mor: Away Gallivanting

Martin Mor: Away Gallivanting

'Gallivanting.' Dictionary definition: go around from one place to another in the pursuit of pleasure or entertainment. That is exactly what Martin Mor has been doing. In 2015, Martin hit the road... 

Gavin Webster: The Sexist's Sexist

Gavin Webster: The Sexist's Sexist

On Christmas Eve last year Gavin Webster had his finest hour. He was told that he had been awarded UK Comedian's Comedian for 2014. It was a major shock because most comedy critics have written words to the effect that he's hopeless and should pack it in... 

Seymour Mace Niche as F*ck!

Seymour Mace Niche as F*ck!

Seymour Mace Niche as F*ck! Here’s my hundred words, well ninety one now, make that eighty seven, bugger! Eighty three! Eighty! Phew, shit! Seventy nine! Eight! Seventy two! Space, ninja, chicken, skellington, gravy, frog, fruit, super, fantastic, circus, strange, journey, monster, mystery, ghost, caravan, clown, death, electric, chaos, potato, balloon, nipple, elephant, chocolate, beans, fudge, laser, dimensional, fart, rocket, jam, hen-like, crazy, golf, juggernaut, sausage, farmyard, toast, Elvis, werewolf, slurp, egg box, emotion, tit-box, wagon, pirates, shitpants, dead dog, fatty, plop, plop, cheesecake, birthday murder…niche as f*ck! ***** (GiggleBeats... 

John Scott Presents Dissent

John Scott Presents Dissent

Dissent: noun, def. The holding or expressing of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held. ‘A genuinely gifted comedian’ (Skinny). ‘Among the top five comics emerging from Scotland’ (Observer)... 

Ro Campbell: Exercise Ze Demon

Ro Campbell: Exercise Ze Demon

Like most comedians, Ro Campbell lies awake at night wondering if he is going to hell. He’s decided to embrace the zeitgeist and let the audience decide! Can Ro convince you he deserves eternal damnation? Yes, you read that right...