Spank! You and Goodnight

Spank! You and Goodnight

Join the ‘best wild night out at the Fringe’ (Scotland on Sunday), Spank!, as they celebrate 20 years at The Fringe, and bow out disgracefully with this show-stopping one-night-onl… 

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Last year he found the nefarious link between Ikea, the Nazis and Kanye West. 

A Gay and a NonGay

A Gay and a NonGay

James Barr and Dan Hudson present the UK’s funniest LGBTQ+ podcast live, with iconic special guests. 

Max Fosh: Zocial Butterfly

Max Fosh: Zocial Butterfly

They said he couldn’t make it as a global fashion icon; they were wrong. 

Messiah

Messiah

Jesus tells his disciples: ‘the Messiah will never come, so we have to create one’. 

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Last year he found the nefarious link between Ikea, the Nazis and Kanye West. 

Symphonic Ibiza

Symphonic Ibiza

Featuring some of the most famous Ibiza club anthems from the last 30 years, celebrate the European island of clubbing this summer. 

Finding Melania

Finding Melania

A twisted comedy about the fascination and lure of masculine power and the women who submit all. 

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Join a massive line-up of the biggest names on the Fringe for a raucous evening of comedy to help the fight against brain tumours. 

Deirdre O'Kane: Demented

Deirdre O'Kane: Demented

There’s a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh and Deirdre O’Kane has well and truly reached it. 

Geoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents

Geoff Norcott: I Blame the Parents

As seen on Have I Got News for You, WILTY, The Mash Report, A League of Their Own and more. 

Criminal

Criminal

‘Improv doesn’t get better than this’ ***** (TheWeeReview. 

Austentatious

Austentatious

After sell-out national tours, a West End run and Radio 4 special, Austentatious returns to the Fringe for its ninth glorious year! Every single day, an all-star cast improvise a b… 

Scene Africa

Scene Africa

Scene Africa celebrates African contributions to world culture through protagonist short stories intertwined with original music, dance routines and physical theatre. 

Jason Byrne: The Paddy Lama – Shed Talks

Jason Byrne: The Paddy Lama – Shed Talks

Jason recently lost his father, Paddy Byrne. 

The Political Party with Matt Forde: Gordon Brown

The Political Party with Matt Forde: Gordon Brown

Matt Forde (Have I Got News For You, Spitting Image, The Last Leg) is joined by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. 

The Bleeding Obvious

The Bleeding Obvious

What happens when you tumble out of the big pink closet and across the LGBTQ+ spectrum in a sprawling queer heap? Well, life is never quite as straight as it seems. 

Candy

Candy

Do you believe in love at first sight? Will has fallen hopelessly in love with the seductive singer, Candy. 

The Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz

The Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz

Before the Thinking Drinkers even begins, the audience experiences a feeling which is very rare at Edinburgh Fringe: ‘This show is value for money!’Provided with a bag containi… 

Drunk Women Solving Crime

Drunk Women Solving Crime

Returning to the Fringe following a sell-out debut run in 2019, this is a true crime podcast with a twist. 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The hit improvised murder mystery returns for a fifth year. 

The Comedy Arcade

The Comedy Arcade

Part game show and part chat show. 

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Calling all brave heroes! Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. 

The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera

The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera

They’re back! After years away touring the world, the Olivier Award-winning godfathers of alternative cabaret celebrate their 30th anniversary with a triumphant return to the Fring… 

Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated

Emmanuel Sonubi: Emancipated

Sonubi has only been on the comedy circuit for what feels like five minutes and he’s already garnering himself a reputation as the one to watch out for, having gone from open spot … 

Out to Lunch

Out to Lunch

Well-written, though lacking in some areas, Out to Lunch is an enjoyable watch for anyone interested in a slice of wacky humour. 

Bee Story

Bee Story

It’s a sticky situation. 

Lucinda Spragg: An Evening With

Lucinda Spragg: An Evening With

A one-woman parody, brought to you by Moon Loaf. 

In PurSUEt

In PurSUEt

Woman is sat in a therapist’s office. 

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What If I Hadn't Gone Blind?)

Tom Skelton: 2020 Visions (What If I Hadn't Gone Blind?)

Ten years (well, now twelve…) after losing most of his sight, ‘deliciously talented’ (Guardian) Tom looks back, sees the funny side and wonders what might’ve been. 

Karen from Finance is Out of Office

Karen from Finance is Out of Office

Pack your calculators, save your spread sheets and set your automatic email reply because Karen from Finance is heading Out of Office! She’s hitting the road and she’s hitting it h… 

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The happiest show in Edinburgh! Those of you familiar with the noble Baron and his far-fetched tales of daring do (riding half a horse, flying to the moon on a cannon ball etc) wil… 

James Barr: Straight Jokes

James Barr: Straight Jokes

People keep telling James he’s “too gay”. 

Camille O'Sullivan: Dreaming

Camille O'Sullivan: Dreaming

Queen of the Fringe premieres her new show, a rare intimate evening of dark and light songs. 

Hannah Pilkes: A Woman on the Verge

Hannah Pilkes: A Woman on the Verge

Hannah makes her solo debut at the Fringe and she is on the verge in more ways than one. 

Enter the Vortex

Enter the Vortex

Award-winning sketch men The Awkward Silence present a mind-bending parade of vignettes, voices and vagabonds from beyond our reality. 

Richard Stott: Afterparty

Richard Stott: Afterparty

Richard Stott returns to the Fringe with a brand-new show filled with trademark storytelling and joyously acerbic one liners. 

Michelle Shaughnessy: Be Your Own Daddy

Michelle Shaughnessy: Be Your Own Daddy

Introducing Canadian comedian Michelle Shaughnessy who debuts at the Fringe this year. 

Morgan Jay – Emotional Damage

Morgan Jay – Emotional Damage

With his warm and immersive musical comedy, Morgan Jay has had multiple TV appearances in the US and amassed over half a million followers on TikTok and over 20 million views acros… 

Midnight Snacks

Midnight Snacks

Are you tired, stressed, overworked? Midnight Snacks is your safe haven from festival fever. 

Posey Mehta: I Am Not a Gorilla

Posey Mehta: I Am Not a Gorilla

Gloria is not a gorilla, but she is stuck in the zoo’s gorilla enclosure. 

Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall

Caitlin Cook: The Writing on the Stall

‘A gem of a show’ ****½ (One4Review. 

Foil Arms and Hog – Hogwash

Foil Arms and Hog – Hogwash

Ireland’s top sketch comedy group. 

Making a Murderer: The Musical

Making a Murderer: The Musical

Making A Murderer: The Musical is created by Phil Meaney, and tells the heart-wrenching story of the Avery family and the injustice they suffered at the hands of the American legal… 

Roisin Crowley Linton: Medusa

Roisin Crowley Linton: Medusa

Roisin Crowley Linton returns with an inspiring, seductive, provocative and punk-rock show about sexual violence, the NHS, police and more, in her trademark autobiographical comedy… 

Jenny Bede: The First Pregnant Woman in the World

Jenny Bede: The First Pregnant Woman in the World

You won’t have had children yet, as Jenny is the first person to ever go through this particular ordeal, but you might be keen to learn a little something about this incredible new… 

Havana Street Party

Havana Street Party

Three incredible groups from Cuba create a thrilling fusion of cool modern dance styles in this world premiere of breath-taking Cuban dance. 

Aidan Greene: I Know What You Did Last Stammer

Aidan Greene: I Know What You Did Last Stammer

Award-winning Irish comedian Aidan Greene has stammered since he was four years old. 

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Don't you forget about Dreamgun! The comedy script re-writers are back for another year at the Fringe with updated material and even a few new movies thrown in. 

Eme Essien: Flat Shoes In The Club

Eme Essien: Flat Shoes In The Club

Ever wondered what takes a girl so long to get ready on a night out? It’s Saturday night, the big girls’ night out and this girl is trying to get ready on time. 

Your Dad's Mum: Tonight at the Social Club

Your Dad's Mum: Tonight at the Social Club

Explosive, gag-packed comedy from Leicester Comedy Festival Award nominees returning to the Fringe following their acclaimed 2021 run. 

Winston and David

Winston and David

This is an engaging exploration of the friendship of two of the most iconic British Prime Ministers of all time. 

Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

Manual Cinema Presents: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster

Adapted from the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems, Leonardo! tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions he must make along the way. 

Rhys Nicholson – Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

Rhys Nicholson – Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

How about a nice little hour where we pretend the last couple years haven’t happened, yeah? That sounds nice, doesn’t it? Yeah. 

Mitch Benn: It's About Time

Mitch Benn: It's About Time

‘The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once’ (Albert Einstein). 

Bilal Zafar – Care

Bilal Zafar – Care

There’s inherent absurdity in an industry which charges elderly people and their families countless thousands of pounds for care but pays a pittance to the often-underqualified s… 

The Actress

The Actress

During the bawdy years of Charles II’s restoration to the throne, one of his more shocking choices was to alleviate the perceived threat to the heterosexuality of female-imperson… 

Max Fosh: Zocial Butterfly

Max Fosh: Zocial Butterfly

They said he couldn’t make it as a global fashion icon; they were wrong. 

2 Mouthed Men

2 Mouthed Men

Two men. 

Myra DuBois' A Problem Shared

Myra DuBois' A Problem Shared

The siren of south Yorkshire steps away from the songs and dedicates her attention to the dying art of conversation. 

The Final Approach

The Final Approach

The Final Approach is a one man show by Thom Jordan, exploring the daring investigation of outsider Sam into his high school’s darkest secrets. 

Alex MacKeith: Thanks for Listening

Alex MacKeith: Thanks for Listening

Alex MacKeith (2020 Musical Comedy Awards winner) delivers his debut show. 

Jason Byrne: Unblocked

Jason Byrne: Unblocked

Jason Byrne has not only had his heart unblocked and been given a new lease on life, but his whole career has been unblocked too! The constipation of Covid has been cleared, live e… 

Daniel Cainer: More Jewish Chronicles (and Other Musical Stories)

Daniel Cainer: More Jewish Chronicles (and Other Musical Stories)

Join this multi award-winning musical storyteller for another collection of story-songs. 

Ali Woods: Best Friend Ever

Ali Woods: Best Friend Ever

Highly anticipated debut stand-up hour from the Hackney Empire New Comedian of the Year Winner, tackling all the big topics; Scottish mothers, sex parties, karate teachers, and men… 

Dan Cook: Loud Bit, Quiet Bit, Loud Bit, Quiet Bit

Dan Cook: Loud Bit, Quiet Bit, Loud Bit, Quiet Bit

Acclaimed stand-up Dan Cook returns with a brand-new show of high-energy, contemplative idiocy. 

Surfing the Holyland

Surfing the Holyland

Erin Hunter’s Surfing the Holyland is a dynamic and fast-paced one-woman show in which she tells the autobiographical story of her year living in Tel Aviv, the colourful cast of … 

Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher

I’m sure we can all remember seeing our teachers feeling the pressure on the cusp of parents evening, and as we’re beginning to realise in light of the unprecedented events of … 

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Last year he found the nefarious link between Ikea, the Nazis and Kanye West. 

Sasha Ellen: Creeps and Geeks

Sasha Ellen: Creeps and Geeks

Why can’t we all be on the same team? Is it because of men with vans called Barry? Is it because of killer sex robots, or it is it because of sambuca? Or all of the above? Sasha E… 

Beg For Me

Beg For Me

6/1/2021: One day replayed on repeat in @R3alAm3rican99’s head. 

Emo Majok: African Aussie

Emo Majok: African Aussie

Award-winning Sudanese-Aussie comedian Emo Majok, on his Edinburgh debut, will be digging into his experiences of culture clashes, with side-splitting stories of adjusting from a r… 

Tom Brace: Embrace the Impossible!

Tom Brace: Embrace the Impossible!

Cluedo, Roald Dahl and one film in particular from 1985. 

Jason Manford: Like Me (Work In Progress)

Jason Manford: Like Me (Work In Progress)

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand-up show, but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t chan… 

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Geoff Norcott: Taking Liberties

Norcott’s unique brand of provocative stand-up is returning to Edinburgh. 

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

Mitch Benn: Can Everybody Just Calm Down Please

Things are getting way too tense out there, aren’t they? The powers that be are peddling anger to the masses and we’re all becoming rage junkies. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado Nothing

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado Nothing

They have toured the world, won multiple awards, broken onto London’s West End, survived nine consecutive Edinburgh Fringes and once received a zero-star review in The Times! They … 

The Man

The Man

Patrick McPherson returns to Edinburgh with The Man revamped following its sold-out run at the Fringe 2019 where it received exclusively five-star reviews. 

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Join the Silent Adventures dream team as they lead you on a fun-filled silent disco tour of the capital. 

Foil Arms and Hog – Hogwash

Foil Arms and Hog – Hogwash

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The hit improvised murder mystery returns for a fifth year. 

Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation

Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation

He’s back for more comedy chaos! Jason has learnt over the past few years that we all need to play a bit more in our lives. 

Richard Stott: Toe the Line

Richard Stott: Toe the Line

From Dave’s Funniest Jokes 2019 runner-up comes a comedic journey of self-discovery exploring the benefits and pitfalls of both fitting in and standing out. 

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy'd!

2019 FRINGE WORLD Best Comedy nominee and Comedy Weekly Award winner Troy Hawke returns to Edinburgh Fringe 2020 following a total sell-out run of his 2019 show. 

Aidan Greene: I Know What You Did Last Stammer

Aidan Greene: I Know What You Did Last Stammer

Award-winning Irish comedian Aidan Greene has stammered since he was four years old. 

Mog the Forgetful Cat

Mog the Forgetful Cat

Judith Kerr’s beloved and iconic stories adapted for the stage by The Wardrobe Ensemble. 

Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam

Charlie Baker: Cream Before Jam

Baker (GameDay Warm-Up and Glory Hunters co-host on talkSPORT) is Devonshire and proud. 

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science 2.0

Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science 2.0

Morgan and West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun-for-all-the-family science extravaganza! Expect explosive thrills, chemical spill… 

Cassie Workman: Giantess

Cassie Workman: Giantess

‘Giantess is a heartfelt and hilarious triumph. 

Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright at Home?

Andrew Ryan: Is Everything Alright at Home?

Award-winning show from critically acclaimed Irish stand-up Andrew Ryan. 

The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz

The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Quiz

The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and five free discerning drinks for every audience m… 

Jo Coffey: Overlooked

Jo Coffey: Overlooked

As stand-up comedy’s fourth shortest comedian, Jo is concerned that disability is getting a bit too “cool”. 

The Misadventures of David & Sam

The Misadventures of David & Sam

After an outstanding premiere at VAULT 2020, farmers-turned-entertainers David and Sam are ploughing up to Bristo Square with their rambunctious comedy spectacular decorated with t… 

The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera

The Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera

They’re back! After years away, touring the world, the Olivier Award-winning godfathers of alternative cabaret celebrate their 30th anniversary with a triumphant return to the Frin… 

Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations

Rhys Nicholson – Nice People Nice Things Nice Situations

Rhys Nicholson is a nice man who is doing his best. 

A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy

A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy

Innovative gig theatre based on interviews with women in the music industry, fusing poetry, live music and audio. 

Will Gompertz: Double Art History – The Sequel

Will Gompertz: Double Art History – The Sequel

Will Gompertz feels like an old friend, not because I have ever met him, but because I have grown up with his inciteful and interesting contributions as the BBC’s arts editor. 

A Gay and a NonGay

A Gay and a NonGay

Gay and straight worlds collide, as unlikely friends James Barr (Gay) and Dan Hudson (NonGay) plus special guests bring their award-winning comedy podcast to Edinburgh! Expect audi… 

It's True, It's True, It's True

It's True, It's True, It's True

If only beheading an enemy was the way to solve problems in the modern world. 

Austentatious

Austentatious

After sell-out national tours, a West End run and Radio 4 special, Austentatious returns to the Fringe for its seventh glorious year! Every single day an all-star cast (including C… 

Willis & Vere: Comedians After Hours Live

Willis & Vere: Comedians After Hours Live

Join Willis & Vere for three evenings of live comedy podcast recordings with special guests. 

Tortoise ThinkIn

Tortoise ThinkIn

Tortoise believes the world deserves slower, wiser news. 

Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress

Geoff Norcott: Work in Progress

The star of BBC2’s The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and his own BBC Radio 4 special returns to the Fringe. 

Jenny and the Jameses

Jenny and the Jameses

Jenny and the Jameses are a Celtic folk trio from South Africa. 

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Join a massive line-up of the biggest names on the Fringe for a raucous evening of comedy to help the fight against brain tumours. 

Time Flies

Time Flies

Join farmers David and Sam, as they share with you their untold adventures, full of mishaps and misfortunes. 

Mat Ricardo's Varieties

Mat Ricardo's Varieties

The word ‘legend’ is bandied about a bit too much these days. 

Dolly Di*mond's Bl*nkety Bl*nks

Dolly Di*mond's Bl*nkety Bl*nks

Reigning queen of Australian cabaret, Dolly Diamond, returns with a live version of this top-rated TV classic. 

VIKING

VIKING

Ragnarr Ragnarson is a Skald – a teller of stories, keeper of history and composer of poems. 

Drunk Women Solving Crime

Drunk Women Solving Crime

One of the most talked about new comedy podcasts of the last year makes its Fringe debut on the back of its sell-out London residency. 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The improvised comedy murder mystery is back! Following three sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe, CSI: Crime Scene Improvisat… 

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Dreamgun: Film Reads are back at the Fringe and ready to ruin your childhood! At a time when podcasts are very on trend and live recordings are foisted upon an unsuspecting public … 

Criminal

Criminal

Criminal is an anarchic improv night in which four comedians (one detective and three suspects) have to investigate a grisly murder. 

Bumper Blyton

Bumper Blyton

Bumper Blyton features a bumper cast of improv experts who give assured performances throughout, but too many bells and whistles lead to a muddled production. 

Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

Mitch Benn: Ten Songs to Save the World

One broken world and ten funny songs to fix it. 

Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All

Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All

You never know what’ll change your life. 

Fix Us

Fix Us

Fix Us, presented by the BareFace Collective playing at the Underbelly Cowgate, is a defiant and inspiring look at how theatre and role play can help all of us to find our true sel… 

Harry Baker: I Am 10,000

Harry Baker: I Am 10,000

If a show combining maths, poetry, comedy and rap sounds like it may be up your street, then boy, oh boy, do I have a show for you?! The youngest ever World Slam Poetry champion, H… 

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

The premise of Bismillah! An Isis Tragicomedy, in the Fringe guide, "a story of radicalisation, disenfranchisment and the rock band Queen" was compelling enough to want t… 

Karaoke Saved My Life

Karaoke Saved My Life

Scotty D, a city boy born and raised in South Detroit, will take you on a journey, showing how karaoke saved his life and how it can save yours, too. 

Evan Desmarais: Pizza and Ice Cream

Evan Desmarais: Pizza and Ice Cream

This is an hour of stand-up comedy from seasoned Canadian comedian, Evan Desmarais. 

Langston Kerman: The Loose Cannon

Langston Kerman: The Loose Cannon

Langston Kerman discusses the unexpected revelations coming from living with a convicted sex offender, questioning how these discoveries might prepare him to be a better man in the… 

Gareth Waugh: Just Me...?!

Gareth Waugh: Just Me...?!

After suffering another excruciating, yet hilarious, revelation about his weird little behaviours and ticks, Gareth has decided to come clean and share his innermost embarrassing s… 

Emmy Blotnick: Party Nights

Emmy Blotnick: Party Nights

In 2015, Nicki Minaj was paid approximately $400,000 to appear at a New York City bar mitzvah. 

Rachel Creeger – Hinayni!

Rachel Creeger – Hinayni!

Seeing herself in someone else’s reflection highlights honest thoughts Rachel only admits to herself in the middle of the night. 

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

A critically acclaimed puppet musical, inspired by a neuroscientist. 

Kevin McGahern: Taking Off

Kevin McGahern: Taking Off

Known in his native Ireland from popular comedy shows Republic of Telly and Hardy Bucks, Kevin McGahern brings his particular brand of nonsense to the Edinburgh Fringe for the firs… 

Foil Arms and Hog – Swines

Foil Arms and Hog – Swines

The boys are back in town and they still believe in the stag! Irish sketch comedy trio, Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna and Sean Flanagan, return for another Edinburgh Fringe run with … 

Jon Long: Planet-Killing Machine

Jon Long: Planet-Killing Machine

There are lots of words you can use to describe Jon Long, purveyor of clever gags and witty songs. 

Lobster

Lobster

In the last years, online dating apps - and the ever-more-absurd scenarios that facilitate - have emerged as a fruitful mine of comic reflections. 

Magical Bones: Black Magic

Magical Bones: Black Magic

The star of international stage hit Impossible makes his much-anticipated Edinburgh Fringe debut. 

Sasha Ellen: Pickle

Sasha Ellen: Pickle

From disastrous dates, to ruining weddings, to causing whole islands to go into a state of emergency, Sasha Ellen chalks it all up to being a bit of a pickle. 

Woman! Pilot! Pirate?

Woman! Pilot! Pirate?

A charming mixture of mime and music, Woman! Pilot! Pirate? is the endearing tale of Emmy, who believes that Amelia Earhart’s disappearance is nothing more than a conspiracy and … 

Micky P Kerr: Kerr in the Community

Micky P Kerr: Kerr in the Community

In this hilarious rags to more rags tale of becoming a “proper” musician, one of the UK’s finest musical comedy talents dissects the winning pop song formula and offers his own uni… 

Marlon Davis: Emotional Black Male

Marlon Davis: Emotional Black Male

As seen on Live at the Apollo and Comedy Central’s Comedy Store Live, Marlon Davis returns to Edinburgh with a hilarious brand-new show! ‘Bursts on to the stage like a breath of fr… 

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

Shit-Faced Showtime: Alice Through the Cocktail Glass

‘Who are you?’ asked the Cheshire cat. 

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

You’ll learn two things from Aaron Simmonds’ Disabled Coconut. 

Phil Cornwell: Alackadaddy

Phil Cornwell: Alackadaddy

Who is Robert Lemon Alackadaddy? Well he’s certainly a geezer that’s done many a thing. 

It Takes Three to Tango

It Takes Three to Tango

Frenemies Amaya, Lottie and Will tried everything to get noticed, except the unimaginable: working together. 

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters

Matt Price: Broken Hooters and Geezers with Shooters

Matt Price was asked to work on a writing project with a former criminal. 

Pits

Pits

Part stand-up set, part kitchen-sink drama, Pits will take you on a massive Geordie bender of a night out on the Toon, make you laugh until you cannit breathe, and then corner you … 

Backbone

Backbone

Seeing circus never gets old – there’s always something magical about watching human beings doing things you can barely imagine with their bodies. 

Saskia Preston: Ninety-Five

Saskia Preston: Ninety-Five

Debut show from Saskia Preston, writer for Radio 4’s The Now Show and News Quiz, and 4 Extra’s Newsjack. 

Of Sound Mind

Of Sound Mind

‘It was about getting rid, not counting’ she said, but they needed to know where the bodies were. 

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

Move aside Maleficent, Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch is the new anti-hero tale in town. 

Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Britain’s most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in a show for all the family, specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excit… 

Werewolf: Live

Werewolf: Live

Your favourite Fringe comedians lie, manipulate and backstab as they try to uncover the murderous werewolves in this fresh take on the comedy panel show. 

The Slinks

The Slinks

A melodramatic poet, a curious clown and a slanted piano. 

The Unfair Advantage

The Unfair Advantage

Best Magic winner Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018. 

Rachel Fairburn: The People's Princess

Rachel Fairburn: The People's Princess

Rachel’s been described by some losers as obnoxious, rude and contrary. 

Dan Soder: Son Of A Gary

Dan Soder: Son Of A Gary

In his new hour of stand-up, American comedian Dan Soder addresses the many questions that the mid-30s bring: should he (if given the chance) have kids? Is wanting to be liked a ba… 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

They have toured the world, won multiple awards, broken onto London’s West End, survived eight consecutive Festival Fringes and once received a zero-star review in The Times! They … 

Connie Wookey: Denied

Connie Wookey: Denied

In February my cousin died in a plane crash. 

Cicada 3301

Cicada 3301

Cicada 3301 is a play devised around one of the most mysterious, still unsolved Internet puzzles. 

Basil Brush: Unleashed

Basil Brush: Unleashed

Showbusiness legend, national treasure, fox. 

Daniel Lobell: Tipping the Scales

Daniel Lobell: Tipping the Scales

The ‘enthralling and hilarious’ **** (One4Review. 

Izzy Mant: Polite Club

Izzy Mant: Polite Club

TV producer Izzy (The Windsors, Peep Show, Harry & Paul) has been pathologically tactful all her life. 

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

Meet Melissa. 

Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical

Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical

Ahoy! Join John Silverman and the crew of The Maiden’s Ruin on their quest for pirate booty in a bawdy tale of love, betrayal, murder and incest! This five-star adult musical-comed… 

The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch

Award-winning drinks writers and comedy performers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham return to Edinburgh with their latest libation, The Thinking Drinkers: Heroes of Hooch, in Underbel… 

Climb

Climb

Climb is a live album brought to life through compelling characters, storytelling, and original music blending bossa nova, jazz, reggae, and soul, written and performed by Duane Fo… 

Robyn Perkins: Mating Selection

Robyn Perkins: Mating Selection

On August 14, 2018, Robyn Perkins participated in a dating show in front of a live audience. 

Tom Cashman – XYZ

Tom Cashman – XYZ

Australian comedian Tom Cashman is bringing his latest stand-up show XYZ to the Fringe. 

Don't Bother

Don't Bother

It takes a certain bravery, or innocence, to name your debut full-hour show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Don’t Bother. 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. 

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

Detour: A Show About Changing Your Mind

A show about getting lost and getting found. 

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

When critiquing a musical about the difficulties of being a performer, there’s nothing to do but write a review about the difficulties of being a critic. 

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at the Fringe

Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at the Fringe

Not many comedy fans would turn down the chance to see the legendary Whose Line Is It Anyway? gang live. 

Felix and The Scootermen: Self-Help Yourself Famous

Felix and The Scootermen: Self-Help Yourself Famous

We’re granting you, the audience, access all areas! A-list, pop-star celebrities Felix Scoot and Lee Delamere welcome you behind the velvet rope to a self-help masterclass on how t… 

Daniel Nils Roberts: The History of the World in 1 Hour

Daniel Nils Roberts: The History of the World in 1 Hour

An absurd multimedia pelt through the history of everything. 

Daniel Connell: Piece of Piss

Daniel Connell: Piece of Piss

After a stellar Edinburgh debut in 2018, award-nominated Australian comedian Daniel Connell returns with a brand-new show. 

BalletBoyz: Them/Us

BalletBoyz: Them/Us

Award-winning all-male company makes an explosive Edinburgh debut. 

Paradise Lodge

Paradise Lodge

The framing of Paradise Lodge is odd at first. 

Liza Treyger: In the Weeds

Liza Treyger: In the Weeds

Liza, fresh from her Netflix comedy special, has been living it up. 

Micky Bartlett: Love It!

Micky Bartlett: Love It!

Ireland’s star of BBC’s Blame Game, Monumental, the General Banter Podcast and fluffer for Netflix show Flinch. 

Ian Smith: Half-Life

Ian Smith: Half-Life

Multi award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff, Dave’s The Magic Sponge podcast) returns with his sixth solo show. 

Shakespearience

Shakespearience

Five-star smash-hit Shakespearience returns! The Bard’s best-loved works burst into life in this high-octane, whistle-stop tour of three of Shakespeare’s plays, the perfect introd… 

Manual Cinema's Frankenstein

Manual Cinema's Frankenstein

Love, loss and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale conceived by Manual Cinema. 

Flora Anderson: Romantic

Flora Anderson: Romantic

Ridiculously self-aware middle-class dreamer Flora does a show about trying and failing to be creative in the big city. 

Frog's Legs

Frog's Legs

A comedy play that is almost set in the world of a ‘three men walk into a bar’ joke. 

You and I: A New Musical

You and I: A New Musical

Drawing the line between the exaggerated and the tender is no easy feat. 

Stevie Martin: Hot Content

Stevie Martin: Hot Content

Stevie Martin (one third of sketch group Massive Dad and co-host of the Nobody Panic podcast) returns after last year’s critically acclaimed Fringe run with a lovely bit of busines… 

Will Adamsdale: Facetime

Will Adamsdale: Facetime

He won the 2004 Perrier Award in 2004 but, lets face it, he’s hardly kicked on has he? This show will be about failures, really (his, generally). 

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

From creators Erth Visual & Physical Inc, critically acclaimed international hit Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™ takes audiences into a new dimension of theatre. 

Myra DuBois: Dead Funny

Myra DuBois: Dead Funny

Yorkshire’s finest Myra DuBois has tragically ‘died’ but on the upside, she’s invited you to the greatest funeral you will ever attend. 

Don't Mess with the Dummies

Don't Mess with the Dummies

Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp’s all-female circus sensation Don’… 

Modern Maori Quartet: Garage Party

Modern Maori Quartet: Garage Party

Maori garage parties are hotbeds of undiscovered talent and a central part of our cultural and musical legacy back home in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Lucy Frederick: Famtastic

Three years ago comedian Lucy Frederick – ‘Delightful’ (BroadwayBaby. 

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Following 2018’s sell-out, five-star shows, the Silent Adventures team are back with even more madness and brand new adventures to boot. 

Martin Marki

Martin Marki

This is the debut solo show of the most unknown Norwegian, Martin Marki. 

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

Tom GK's Hearing Loss: The Musical

‘There’s no humour in having so many tumours’. 

The Man

The Man

The Man is a sketch comedy and one-man performance piece from the side-splittingly funny Patrick McPherson, returning to Edinburgh after 2018’s five-star, Fringe sell-out Camels. 

The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty Feminist

Deborah Frances-White (from BBC Radio 4 and Global Pillage) and special guests record an episode of her hit comedy podcast, with over 30 million downloads since 2016. 

Rhys Nicholson – Seminal

Rhys Nicholson – Seminal

It’s me, Rhys. 

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Mark Nelson: Irreverence

Three nights only! 2017’s smash-hit show from Scotland’s award-winning stand-up and creator of BBC’s viral sensation News at 3 (over 130 million views!). 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Join Amy and a panel of her far more famous comedian friends in comic conversation. 

Austentatious

Austentatious

It is a truth that should be universally acknowledged; you do not need to possess an extensive understanding of the books of Jane Austen to fully enjoy Austenatious. 

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Hosted by Susan Calman in her only Fringe appearance this year. 

Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

Ladylike: A Modern Guide to Etiquette

Fresh from sell-out seasons and rave reviews in New Zealand and Australia, comedian Louise Beuvink is coming to Edinburgh for the first time with her smash-hit show Ladylike: A Mod… 

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker: Observant Jew

Ashley Blaker isn’t your average Orthodox Jewish man. 

Croft & Pearce: Double Take

Croft & Pearce: Double Take

Stars of BBC Radio 4’s The Croft & Pearce Show and Sketchorama, winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award, recipients of the official Fringe Total Sell-Out Show Laur… 

Don't Tell Me Not to Fly

Don't Tell Me Not to Fly

This summer, four of West End’s leading ladies take residence in McEwan Hall – Janie Dee, Danielle Hope, Ria Jones and Claire Sweeney. 

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

Helen Lederer: I Might as Well Say It

The Naked Video and Absolutely Fabulous star feels it’s time to spill, before she forgets and gets taken off the patches altogether. 

Goons

Goons

Albert thinks something’s a bit off when Big Darren sends him to the shops with a list for a bottle of milk, a pack of J-cloths and three balaclavas. 

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

Tom Skelton: Blind Eye Spy

2023. 

Beowulf

Beowulf

He’s the bravest of the Anglo-Saxon heroes, fighting flesh-eating monsters and fire-breathing dragons in the defence of Hrothgar, King of the Danes. 

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Dreamgun: Film Reads

Getting it wrong has never felt so right! Irish comedy weirdos Dreamgun amuse and exasperate cinephiles in equal measure with their skewed, joke-stuffed and wholly unrehearsed take… 

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals

Dangerous Giant Animals is a one-person show about growing up with a disabled sibling, based on writer/performer Christina Murdock's real life experiences. 

The Cat's Mother

The Cat's Mother

One of the most valuable functions of theatre is to offer us a way to explore difficult issues without fear of blame without fear of censure. 

It's True, It's True, It's True

It's True, It's True, It's True

What does the transcript of a 17th century Italian rape trial reveal about the state of the world nowadays? That, despite 400 years of supposed social progress, the impulse to blam… 

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

Dandy Darkly's All Aboard!

When you step into the venue for Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard, you don’t expect much. 

After Hours Cabaret Club

After Hours Cabaret Club

Entering the Underbelly Fresian, we were enticed by the melodious notes of a live band playing. 

Karaoke Saved My Life

Karaoke Saved My Life

All month I have spotted Scott Swinton, star of Karaoke Saved My Life, on the streets of Edinburgh, flyering for his show. 

Wil Greenway: Either Side of Everything

Wil Greenway: Either Side of Everything

Master storyteller and perennial Fringe sell-out, Wil Greenway returns with live musicians and (hopefully) a live audience to help your human heart. 

Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules

Stuart Bowden: Our Molecules

Stuart Bowden has been doing this for a long time. 

Vessel

Vessel

There is a woman. 

The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Crawl

The Thinking Drinkers: Pub Crawl

After seven years of sell-out shows, The Thinking Drinkers return with a brand-new, hilarious, intoxicating bar-hop through history. 

Frieda Loves Ya!

Frieda Loves Ya!

Frieda Love is a cabaret clown attempting to save the world through comedy song, dance and guerrilla burlesque. 

Adulting

Adulting

Hot from winning Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret Weekly Award 2018, Tash York tempts us with this scintillating hour of song and expertly woven vignettes based on the concept of Adult… 

Dick and Dom: Dick v Dom

Dick and Dom: Dick v Dom

Are you ready?! The multi BAFTA-winning legends Dick and Dom are coming to Edinburgh for the first time in 2018. 

Tamsyn Kelly: You're Welcome

Tamsyn Kelly: You're Welcome

Does a story even exist if it’s not on Instagram? Tamsyn Kelly is a hilarious, fresh, new voice. 

Ian Smith: Craft

Ian Smith: Craft

Multi award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC Three’s Sweat the Small Stuff, Dave’s The Magic Sponge podcast) returns. 

Bumper Blyton

Bumper Blyton

The picnic hamper’s packed full of parody, ready for a riotous improvised spoof in the style of Enid Blyton. 

Vince Ebert: Sexy Science. Made in Germany

Vince Ebert: Sexy Science. Made in Germany

German comedians are like English cooks, sober Scotsmen or Texan democrats. 

Bryony Twydle: Flamingo

Bryony Twydle: Flamingo

Character comedian Bryony Twydle (BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, E!’s The Royals) presents her debut Edinburgh show. 

Paddington Bear's First Concert

Paddington Bear's First Concert

Join Paddington Bear on his adventures as he leaves home, meets his new family and enjoys his first concert – not without causing his fair share of mayhem, of course! The charmin… 

Manhunt

Manhunt

Cambridge Footlights duo Leo Reich and Emm Downie do not disappoint with their hour of sketch and character comedy which focuses on the perils of of modern day dating. 

Clara Cupcakes – The Worst

Clara Cupcakes – The Worst

Nominated for the 2017 Golden Gibbo (Best Independent Production) at Melbourne Comedy Festival. 

Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Joe Sutherland: Toxic

Masculinity – isn’t it, like, over? Or are there new ways to model manliness? Growing up Joe felt less like a boy, more like a Spice Girl. 

Shit-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist

Shit-Faced Showtime: Oliver With a Twist

With success in the likes of Shitfaced Shakespeare and Shitfaced Showtime, Magnificent Bastard Productions return to the Fringe with their take on Lionel Bart’s 1960 musical. 

The Chore of Enchantment

The Chore of Enchantment

The world is in turmoil. 

Gate 64

Gate 64

Winnie is a vagrant. 

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Silent Disco Tours by Silent Adventures

Join the Silent Adventures dream team as they lead you on a fun-filled silent disco tour of the capital. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

If you haven’t already heard of this band of bawdy, Bardy performers, it prompts the question, “Is this your first time to the Fringe?” If the answer is yes - what have you b… 

Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong

Alex Williamson: So Wrong, It's Wrong

Did someone say drugs, pedos and terrorists? Alex’s twisted outlook will shake your faith in humanity before restoring it ever so slightly, then smashing it once again beyond rep… 

Myq Kaplan: All Killing Aside

Myq Kaplan: All Killing Aside

New York’s cosmic comedian Myq (Mike) Kaplan takes you (and himself, and the universe) on a journey of kindness in his Edinburgh debut. 

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Chris Henry: Around the World in 80 Dates

Fresh from a year of touring around Australia and the East, Henry is back and has something to say. 

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

This is an intensely personal, sometimes funny, sometimes uncomfortable window into the relationship of two sisters at the toughest point of their lives so far. 

Viv Groskop: Vivalicious

Viv Groskop: Vivalicious

As heard on BBC Radio 4 and as seen on BBC One’s This Week, Viv Groskop presents Vivalicious, a show about self-help in the coming age of President Oprah Winfrey. 

KillyMuck

KillyMuck

Inspired by real events, Killymuck is a housing estate built on a paupers graveyard in 1970s Ireland. 

Douglas Walker Presents: Of Christmas Past

Douglas Walker Presents: Of Christmas Past

Christmas is a time for joy and happiness, but there’s a sinister secret wrapped in the stories we tell. 

UCL Graters: Panopticon

UCL Graters: Panopticon

The nation’s favourite appliance-themed comedy troupe returns for the heavenliest of seventh years at the Fringe. 

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo 2018! ***** (FringeGuru. 

zazUtinany

zazUtinany

Award-winning comedy troupe zazU presents zazUtinany, an absurdly silly comedy game show incorporating live acts, games, a quiz and even some cheeky prizes. 

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

Ross Brierley: Accumulator

What would you do if you had a bet on the horses and won a year’s wages in a day? Quit your job and become a professional gambler? Sure, why not. 

Buried: A New Musical

Buried: A New Musical

Buried certainly made a splash at the Fringe last year, winning awards left, right, and centre, and deservedly so – Tom Williams and Cordelia O’Driscoll’s new musical is quir… 

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation

No one knows who the killer is, not even the cast! The improvised comedy murder mystery is back! Following a sold out Edinburgh 2017 run, CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation returns to … 

Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point

Kevin Quantum: Vanishing Point

Having spent half of his adult life studying physics and half studying magic, Magic Circle member Quantum explores the exotic space where science and magic meet. 

Tits 'n' Teeth

Tits 'n' Teeth

‘It’s Tim. 

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

One of Shakespeare’s finest comedies, The Comedy of Errors, in a vigorously fresh and exciting production that offers a delicious mixture of classical text, original musical score,… 

Stupid Cupid

Stupid Cupid

Ever feel confused about love? Where to find it and keep it? Do you think you touch yourself too often? Meet Cupid in training as she tests the waters with her flashy love skills: … 

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

To say that Paul Mayhew-Archer is not afraid to poke fun at himself would be the understatement of the last decade. 

Camels

Camels

Camels is a side-splittingly funny five-star sketch comedy, coming to Edinburgh after four sell-out runs in London. 

Alice Fraser: Ethos

Alice Fraser: Ethos

What does it mean to be human? Can a machine learn to be human? Or failing that can it at least learn how to be funny? That’s Alice Fraser’s main objective and constitutes the … 

Brainiac Live!

Brainiac Live!

Strap on your safety goggles. 

Entropy

Entropy

‘It was enormous, what I did. 

Be More, Do Better but Don't Change

Be More, Do Better but Don't Change

A unique blend of achingly honest poetry, side-splitting stand-up and personal story telling about romantic love and why we prioritise it above all else. 

Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader

Athena Kugblenu: Follow the Leader

The world’s never had more knowledge, yet never more stupidity. 

Not Yet Suffragette

Not Yet Suffragette

Not Yet Suffragette is a potent mix of feminist theatre and stand-up comedy surrounding how – not far – women’s rights have come since winning the vote. 

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

‘Private Peaceful at the theatre is a moving experience that not only tells the story of a young soldier’s final day in World War One, but perhaps more importantly conveys the stre… 

Dan Attfield: Futureproof

Dan Attfield: Futureproof

The first human to live to a thousand years old has allegedly already been born. 

Burn the Floor: Rebels of Ballroom

Burn the Floor: Rebels of Ballroom

The Burn the Floor dancers are the true rebels of the ballroom. 

Tom Neenan: It's Always Infinity

Tom Neenan: It's Always Infinity

Tom Neenan has been a regular Fringe attraction for several years now, bringing a succession of one-man pastiches - Edwardian ghost story, Vaudeville Horror tale, 1950s British Sci… 

Matt and Ollie Are... Dads!

Matt and Ollie Are... Dads!

Fringe debut from the award-winning Of Mice. 

Nick Hall: Spencer

Nick Hall: Spencer

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. 

Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door

Rachel Fairburn: The Wolf at the Door

Small mistakes, big mistakes, life-changing mistakes. 

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

Lizzie, her mother and an elephant from the zoo flee the Dresden firebombing in the Second World War. 

Fun Kids Radio's Epic Roadshow Adventure

Fun Kids Radio's Epic Roadshow Adventure

The Fun Kids Radio presenters need your help to keep the station on-air and to make the best radio roadshow ever. 

Queen C*nt – Sacred or Profane?

Queen C*nt – Sacred or Profane?

Blending comedy, drag, song and the grotesque, with absurd character sketches. 

Awakening

Awakening

Kirsty Osmon captivates the audience from the first moment her drunken anti-heroin wakes. 

Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

Tori Scott Is #Thirsty

Celebrating poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka, direct from New York City. 

Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions

Robyn Perkins: 10,000 Decisions

Everyone makes bad decisions, right? Still, your decisions make you who you are. 

Bennett Arron: I've Never Told Anyone This

Bennett Arron: I've Never Told Anyone This

Bennett Arron is revealing secrets. 

Lucy Frederick: Even More Naked

Lucy Frederick: Even More Naked

Some years ago, comedian Lucy Frederick appeared in a reality TV show in which she had to get naked. 

Nina Conti Is Monkey

Nina Conti Is Monkey

Nina turns up with her favourite ingredients to bake the perfect showcake when a radical change occurs: Monkey takes unadulterated control of the whole enterprise. 

Richard Soames: Let's Make a Movie

Richard Soames: Let's Make a Movie

One man. 

Foil, Arms and Hog – Craicling

Foil, Arms and Hog – Craicling

The line of excited punters outside Nicholson Hall is long. 

One Woman Sex and the City

One Woman Sex and the City

Parody on love, friendship and shoes. 

Break Free

Break Free

Wasabeats Crew present the European premiere of Break Free featuring champion break dancers, each with world titles, who are ready to carve up the floor to reach dizzying new heigh… 

Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

Winner: Best Comedy, Perth Fringe 2017. 

Tom Walker: Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk

Tom Walker: Honk Honk Honk Honk Honk

Tom Walker is the strongest man in the world and is constantly gaining skill. 

Diamond by Beryl Richards

Diamond by Beryl Richards

‘I just had to see you. 

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show

Every year a sell-out! The UK’s first and premier award for live comedy. 

Luisa Omielan: What Would Beyoncé Do?!

Luisa Omielan: What Would Beyoncé Do?!

Back for one night only. 

Stand Up for Shelter

Stand Up for Shelter

London’s favourite comedy gala hits the fringe. 

Russell Kane: Smallness

Russell Kane: Smallness

He’s not Nick Grimshaw! Russell Kane is a superstar entertainer who often gets confused for the Radio 1 DJ. 

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

Jamie MacDowell and Tom Thum

One is good with his fingers; the other is good with his mouth! Jamie’s brand of heartfelt songwriting and melodic finger-work is elevated when combined with Tom’s heavy hitting, w… 

The Closure of Craig Solly: A Dark Monologue by Russell Kane

The Closure of Craig Solly: A Dark Monologue by Russell Kane

You, the audience, become the friends and family of this psychotic gangster’s victims. 

The Best of The Real MacGuffins

The Best of The Real MacGuffins

The Real MacGuffins are clearly skilled and practised performers, exuding a confident, polished stage presence from the start - playing the gracious hosts at this, a party celebrat… 

Squidboy

Squidboy

Trygve Wakenshaw’s sell-out cult hit of last year’s Fringe returns. 

John Lloyd's Museum of Curiosity Live

John Lloyd's Museum of Curiosity Live

Following his sell-out fringe debut, John and curator Dan Schreiber host a live version of the BBC Radio 4 hit in which guests donate their favourite items to an infinitely large a… 

Feral

Feral

Feral is a beautifully imagined production which uses puppetry, film, cartoons and projection to tell the sad story of a lovely seaside town descending into anarchy. 

The Heavenly View

The Heavenly View

New dance, images and music inspired by Mahler’s 4th Symphony, from Oxygen 2014, the groundbreaking collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and Royal Conservatoire of Sco… 

Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

Musical Comedy Awards Showcase

The acts chosen from the London competition earlier this year are as varied as they are talented, representing the old and well-loved to the new and exciting. 

Spanktacular

Spanktacular

Spanktacular returns for an incredible 11th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. 

Morning Gloryville: Rave Your Way Into the Day!

Morning Gloryville: Rave Your Way Into the Day!

An immersive morning dance experience for those who dare to start their day in style! Nothing wakes you up more than a soul-shaking dance, electrifying music, yoga, massage and a m… 

The Horne Section: Milk the Tenderness

The Horne Section: Milk the Tenderness

The Horne Section have been a staple of the Fringe for several years now, yet their popularity has not necessarily provided them with a renewed sense of creative purpose or origina… 

What Does The Title Matter Anyway?

What Does The Title Matter Anyway?

Clive Anderson hosts one of the best improv shows on the Fringe with a troupe of seasoned professionals at his side. 

Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine

The world’s first time travelling dance party is back, bigger than ever, and still powered by your dancing. 

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

Underbelly presents four of the biggest and brightest comedians all in one huge show, staged in the majestic McEwan Hall. 

Sammy J: The Sammy J Songbook

Sammy J: The Sammy J Songbook

Fringe favourite Sammy J thought it would be humorous to fly from Melbourne to Edinburgh, perform one show, then fly home. 

Baby Wants Candy present The Improv All Star Explosion!

Baby Wants Candy present The Improv All Star Explosion!

Even though this isn’t Baby Wants Candy’s headline show at the Fringe, you would still expect much more from such a highly regarded group. 

Craig Hill: Give Him an Inch...

Craig Hill: Give Him an Inch...

Craig Hill: Give Him an Inch is one man’s all guns blazing, Gaga backed attempt to make sure everyone is completely aware that he is gay and Scottish. 

Be-Dom

Be-Dom

Cheeky, clever, fun, charismatic, interactive. 

The 56

The 56

FYSA Theatre brings us The 56, a show created from the testimonies of three individuals’ experiences of the Bradford City Fire of 1985, and an honest, respectful tribute to the 5… 

Pirate Gran

Pirate Gran

Meet Gran. 

Susan Calman: Lady Like

Susan Calman: Lady Like

Eight years since her Fringe debut, Susan Calman reflects on her Fringe journey, noting the packed 300+ room that she’s playing to during this performance is a far cry from how… 

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

Following three Olivier Award nominations and more than 10 million YouTube hits for Cheap Flights (their infamous anthem to budget air travel), Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liz… 

A Simple Space

A Simple Space

Get up close and personal with one of Australia’s hottest and most original circus ensembles! In the award winning show that has captivated sell-out festival audiences world wide… 

Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much

Frisky and Mannish: Just Too Much

Felicity Fitz Frisky and Hansel Amadeus Mannish are the quintessential Fringe success story. 

Anna Morris: Would Like to Thank

Anna Morris: Would Like to Thank

This is character comedy at its best. 

Bromance

Bromance

Bromance sees three young guys (the Barely Methodical Troupe) hang out onstage dancing, larking around and performing a few jaw dropping stunts and acrobatic tricks. 

The City

The City

The city’s asleep. 

Imran Yusuf: Roar of the Underdog

Imran Yusuf: Roar of the Underdog

After two years away from the Fringe, Imran’s style has changed slightly, but his show The Roar of the Underdog, demonstrates that change isn’t necessarily negative. 

Frank Sent Me

Frank Sent Me

Frank Sent Me is a gangster comedy that mixes fine moments with trite ones. 

Party in the USA!

Party in the USA!

I was very loudly welcomed into the room by Dave, one of the eight buzzing performers psyching themselves up in block colour tracksuits and Converse. 

Felicity Ward: The Iceberg

Felicity Ward: The Iceberg

Those who have seen Felicity Ward perform will know that she is a vocal personality; never afraid to speak her mind or call it like it is, even if it is considered controversial. 

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold

Glenn Wool: Wool's Gold

Glenn Wool has a comedy career that spans 20 years with television and live engagements over five continents. 

Amy G: Entershamement

Amy G: Entershamement

When the whole audience gathered around outside after the performance to congratulate, hug and invite the act out for drinks, you know that you’ve been part of a really special … 

EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension

EastEnd Cabaret: Sexual Tension

Eastend Cabaret pays homage to the well-established tropes of Cabaret and they do it well. 

Joey Page: This is Not a Circus

Joey Page: This is Not a Circus

Roll up, roll up! Everybody’s 18th favourite absurd comedian, Joey Page (Buzzcocks, Luxury Comedy, and BBC3’s Comedy Presents) comes roaring back to Edinburgh with a silly, irrever… 

Soweto Spiritual Singers

Soweto Spiritual Singers

The Soweto Spiritual Singers greet their audience with the Lord’s Prayer, sung in perfect harmony. 

Harvey, Garvey and The Kane

Harvey, Garvey and The Kane

Attention grabbing opener! Brief description of performers involved: Stephen Harvey (Perrier nominee), Marcus Garvey (Peep Show, Psychoville, Four Lions), Gareth Kane (What’s On St… 

Tommy Rowson: Down and Out in Powys and London

Tommy Rowson: Down and Out in Powys and London

A video highlighting Tommy Rowson’s previous misdemeanours introduced the audience to this apologetic reprobate, and what follows is a self-examination into how he can refine his… 

Soweto Afro-Pop Opera

Soweto Afro-Pop Opera

Despite the geographical specificity of their title, the performers of the Soweto Afro-Pop Opera draw their influences as widely as the so-called ‘Rainbow Nation’ from which th… 

David Morgan - Social Tool

David Morgan - Social Tool

David Morgan has two obsessions in his life: TV and the Internet. 

Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails-Man

Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails-Man

The king of surrealist stand-up, Sam Simmons, brings his incredible and irreverent style to the Udderbelly in Death of a Sails Man, the gut-achingly funny tale of a windsurfer lost… 

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Alone on stage, with only a uniform, an old bed and a painted sky, Andy Daniel lays out the story of sixteen-year-old soldier Thomas Peaceful, in an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo… 

Jim Campbell's Personal Space

Jim Campbell's Personal Space

A bedroom can be many things: Sanctuary. 

Christian O'Connell: Breaking Dad

Christian O'Connell: Breaking Dad

Here’s the thing: if you are going to base a stand up show around ways in which you and your father are different, it had better be something pretty special to avoid falling into… 

Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles

Daniel Cainer's Jewish Chronicles

Featuring feuding tailors, a Jewess who joins a 1950s Christian cult, a cocaine-addicted rabbi and many more, this award-winning and ever-evolving Fringe favourite is a joyous and … 

Ivy Paige: Kiss And Sell

Ivy Paige: Kiss And Sell

There is something magnetic about Ivy Paige, with her long lashes, coy glances downwards, the pout of her deep scarlet lips, and her flaming hair brushed to one side. 

Joz Norris: Awkward Prophet

Joz Norris: Awkward Prophet

Having delivered one of Time Out’s Top 10 Free Shows of the Fringe 2013, Joz Norris is doing a show as himself this year, but he’s easily distracted so he might occasionally disapp… 

Hayley Ellis: We Need To Talk About Kevin

Hayley Ellis: We Need To Talk About Kevin

Loser at life and winner at losing Hayley Ellis presents her debut hour of stand-up about love, loss and a little Lhasa Apso dog called Kevin. 

George Ryegold: Iron Face in a Velvet Beard

George Ryegold: Iron Face in a Velvet Beard

Award-winning comedian Dr George Ryegold is back to celebrate his triumphal return to the medical elite with the truth about stockings and economics plus Greek mythology, drugs, th… 

Kitten Killers

Kitten Killers

The amount of energy going into Kitten Killers’ non-stop hour is one of its greatest assets. 

Dan Schreiber: C*ckblocked from Outer Space

Dan Schreiber: C*ckblocked from Outer Space

Dan Schreiber is a fact-obsessed Aussie who has spent parts of his life in Hong Kong and London and most of it in denial of being a complete and utter geek. 

Abandoman: Hot Desk

Abandoman: Hot Desk

Never have the dual interpretations of MC melded together so fluidly as in Rob Broderick, the leading light of Abandoman. 

Vincent Goes Splat

Vincent Goes Splat

“No one comes to the theatre to hear lies,” Wil Greenway says near the beginning of this solo show, much to the amusement of his audience. 

Christian Talbot: Hello Cruel World

Christian Talbot: Hello Cruel World

The philosopher Blaise Pascal said: ‘All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone’. 

Michael Downey: Blue Sometimes

Michael Downey: Blue Sometimes

They say ‘write about what you know’, so Irish comedian Michael Downey decided to write about being blue, because he’s experienced all its shades. 

The Magnets

The Magnets

Irresistible aural ecstasy from international a cappella stars the Magnets, who will rock the spectacular McEwan Hall with their glorious vocal harmonies and jaw-dropping beatboxin… 

Rhys Nicholson - Eurgh

Rhys Nicholson - Eurgh

“Who here is a guard llama?” Confused? So is the attempted narrative arc of Rhys Nicholson’s set, supposedly an hour-long look at protectors (guard llamas) and protected (she… 

Bottleneck

Bottleneck

On Saturday April 15th 1989, over 3000 faithful Liverpool FC supporters made the journey to Sheffield Wednesday’s home ground of Hillsborough to see their team take on Nottingh… 

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare

Sh*t faced Shakespeare is a show that revolves entirely around its own unique concept - get a cast of classically trained actors, get one of them drunk, and let hilarity ensue. 

Midlife Crises Come in Many Forms

Midlife Crises Come in Many Forms

Following a sell-out 2013 Annuale, Deirdre Robertson’s debut Fringe show is a playful collaboration with Inflatablemonster (sculptor Andrew MacVicar). 

Circa: Beyond

Circa: Beyond

Circa begins with a simple contortion of a human body: a girl stands and slowly bends herself to her extreme limits and then a little further. 

The Canterbury Tales Remixed

The Canterbury Tales Remixed

This production modernises the art of Chaucerian storytelling to make accessible the humour and bawdiness of The Canterbury Tales. 

Benny Boot: Greatest Hits Volume II

Benny Boot: Greatest Hits Volume II

Total sell-out 2012 and 2013. 

Oh My Godley!

Oh My Godley!

The slightly wicked godmother of Scottish comedy returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to say the things you think but can’t say aloud. 

The Match Game

The Match Game

The Match Game creates a fantastical dystopia and uses it to consider our notions of romance, and the existence of ‘the one’. 

Gobby

Gobby

Bri is not who she used to be, so she’s revisiting the five parties that changed her. 

Queens of Sheba

Queens of Sheba

Great theatre often takes deeply personal experiences and weaves them together into stories and sequences that tap into a universality and profundity that the experiences alone wou… 

The Shallow Entertainment Tour

The Shallow Entertainment Tour

Sören Bergen was just an ordinary guy. 

Troy Hawke: Tiles of the Unexpected!

Troy Hawke: Tiles of the Unexpected!

Following a sell-out run in 2018 in which he exposed bingo as the deadliest sport in the country, the empty Marxist promise of Poundland’s false advertising and Aldi being responsi…