Laura Davis – Cake in the Rain

Laura Davis – Cake in the Rain

Australian comedian Laura Davis makes her Edinburgh Fringe debut after a stand-up career ten years strong, and her experience shows in her show Cake In The Rain. 

The Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol

The Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol

I know what you’re thinking: Love alcohol? You’ll love this show. 

The B*easts

The B*easts

Setting the modern obsession with putting your own child first against our responsibility as a society towards children as a whole, this dark tale, written by and starring BAFTA aw… 

Joan

Joan

There are moments of brilliance in this one-person-variety-show, but Joan’s intriguing idea is let down by lack of critical editing. 

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Richard from The Carpenters used to be on top of the world looking down on creation, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. 

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Anglichanka is an exhilarating comedy show about living in the USSR in the 90s and going back as the first UK comic to perform comedy in English and Russian. 

Indian Kaleidoscope

Indian Kaleidoscope

Blind Spots, an Indian Kaleidoscope, is a devised production staged by the students of Delhi University and depicts the life of a people, narrates different aspects of a history an… 

Denim: World Tour

Denim: World Tour

It’s pop in a dazzling new costume. 

Tom Neenan: Attenborough

Tom Neenan: Attenborough

A thoroughly enjoyable romp through David Attenborough’s imagined early adventures. 

Nick Cody: On Fire

Nick Cody: On Fire

Nick Cody returns for his third year at the Fringe after successes with Beard Game Strong and Come Get Some. 

Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Magnificent Bastard Productions have become a hit at the Fringe throughout the last few years with their productions of Shit-Faced Shakespeare. 

Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine

Rhys Nicholson: I'm Fine

Rhys Nicholson announces his entrance by welcoming us to this ‘sold-out bring an imaginary friend show. 

Elf Lyons: Swan

Elf Lyons: Swan

After 2016’s slightly disappointing Pelican, Elf Lyons returns to the Fringe this year with a comic masterpiece that elucidates her status as a master of the alternative form. 

Amy Annette: What Women Want

Amy Annette: What Women Want

A panel of comedians discuss everyone’s favourite topic – women. 

Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Lula del Ray by Manual Cinema

Manual Cinema is a very special kind of company. 

Ian Smith: Snowflake

Ian Smith: Snowflake

Perhaps you thought, as admittedly I did, that Ian Smith’s 2017 show title was making some kind of reference to the much used and abused colloquial term for “special snowflake… 

Games and After Liverpool by James Saunders

Games and After Liverpool by James Saunders

Thought-provoking theatre and assured acting are on offer at this show, which is split into two plays, both written by the late playwright James Saunders, a one-time mentor to Tom … 

The Black Cat

The Black Cat

A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale. 

John Bishop: Winging It (Warm Up)

John Bishop: Winging It (Warm Up)

Comedy superstar John Bishop is returning to Fringe with a brand new work in progress show Winging It. 

Al Porter in Campus Maximus

Al Porter in Campus Maximus

This outrageously talented 23-year-old Irishman shot to Fringe fame last year with an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination and bookings on McIntyre’s Big Show, Live at the Apollo and … 

Brothers

Brothers

Performing to a deservedly sold out crowd, this piece aims to start a conversation with its audience about a topic that is too often neglected. 

Hans: Mein Camp

Hans: Mein Camp

Certain thoughts are inevitable when you hear the title Hans: Mein Camp, and the chances are they will probably be accurate. 

The Unmarried

The Unmarried

The Unmarried is an original piece of writing making its Fringe debut. 

Hot Gay Time Machine

Hot Gay Time Machine

Gays. 

Aditi Mittal: Global Village Idiot

Aditi Mittal: Global Village Idiot

All the way from India, Aditi’s Edinburgh debut explores how her place in our global village makes her feel she belongs nowhere and everywhere at the same time. 

Wil Greenway: These Trees the Autumn Leaves Alone

Wil Greenway: These Trees the Autumn Leaves Alone

She’s not a ghost. 

Margarita Dreams

Margarita Dreams

Dave is on the beach, in Mexico, drinking margaritas. 

Maddy Anholt – Herselves

Maddy Anholt – Herselves

Character comedian Maddy Anholt returns following five-star sell-outs at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Soho Theatre with a brand spanking new and hilarious hour that delves into her… 

Panilla Ice Ice Baby

Panilla Ice Ice Baby

Pernilla is a Norwegian on a journey through her past. 

Sean Kelly: Sold Your Way!

Sean Kelly: Sold Your Way!

Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer star of Storage Hunters. 

The Sean Kelly Chat Show

The Sean Kelly Chat Show

Sean Kelly is the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer star of Storage Hunters. 

Salt Water: A Comedy Show

Salt Water: A Comedy Show

Bracing maritime sketch show from Eggbox Comedy. 

Athena Kugblenu: KMT

Athena Kugblenu: KMT

Tired of the conventions of both the left and right, KMT – acronym for the Caribbean Patois expression ‘kiss mi teeth’, a mouth gesture used to show annoyance – is a debut hour… 

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly

Did you know that when you go through a break-up you become 25% uglier? Newly single and living in the trendy part of town, Tamar is nervous about leaving the house. 

Abigail's Party – Comedy Cabaret

Abigail's Party – Comedy Cabaret

Comedy Cabaret hosted by ‘supremely talented comic’ (Time Out) Abigail Burdess and her glamorous assistant Dave! Abigail wrote for the BAFTA-winning That Mitchell and Webb Look and… 

Tom Skelton: Blind Man's Bluff

Tom Skelton: Blind Man's Bluff

Join visionary character comedy maverick Tom Skelton on a wild gallop through the history of blindness and his own sight loss. 

Tom Goodliffe's Coffee Run

Tom Goodliffe's Coffee Run

Do you like coffee? Award-winning comedian Tom Goodliffe likes it so much he accepted a challenge: visit all the cafes on the London Specialty Coffee Map. 

Georgie Morrell: The Morrell High Ground

Georgie Morrell: The Morrell High Ground

Georgie’s got 99 problems but disability is basically the main one. 

John Lynn: Woke Up

John Lynn: Woke Up

John Lynn was on top of the world. 

Anne Edmonds: No Offence, None Taken

Anne Edmonds: No Offence, None Taken

No offence guys, but Anne ‘Eddo’ Edmonds is recognised as one of Australia’s most exciting comedians. 

Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle

‘Modern comedy? We owe it all to one man’ (Chortle. 

Sooz on Film

Sooz on Film

Love films? So, does Sooz Kempner (Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, Funny Women Variety Award winner) in a brand-new stand-up show about how great movies can change your entire… 

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!

Morgan & West: More Magic for Kids!

Bigger, bolder and more brilliant than before! Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a brand-new marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young… 

Wil Greenway: The Way the City Ate the Stars

Wil Greenway: The Way the City Ate the Stars

The best shows at the Edinburgh Fringe are the unexpected ones. 

No Horizon

No Horizon

Anyone wandering around central Edinburgh this festival will likely have noticed the large billboards and posters advertising No Horizon, a new musical of Broadway styled proportio… 

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

Impromptunes – The Completely Improvised Musical

The Impromptunes take the first suggestion by the audience and make a musical out of it. 

The Starship Osiris

The Starship Osiris

Akin to a sort of Galaxy Quest on stage, The Starship Osiris is a non-stop comedic spoof space romp. 

Dear Home Office

Dear Home Office

An appeal to those in power, uniquely created and performed by a group of unaccompanied, young refugee men from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Somalia and Albania. 

Princes of Main: Cool

Princes of Main: Cool

Princes of Main return with another sketch show chock-a-block with odd characters, witty one liners and silliness. 

JOAN

JOAN

Put your drinks down and your hands together, all the way from Domremy in France (via Soho and 600 years) it’s JOAN! An earthy story of courage, conviction, hope, survival and love… 

Tracy

Tracy

Workplace drama can become pretty intense. 

Royal Vauxhall

Royal Vauxhall

With a script and songs by Desmond O’Connor, this new musical tells the tale of the legendary night that TV superstar, Kenny Everett and rock god, Freddie Mercury dressed Lady Di… 

Shit-Faced Showtime

Shit-Faced Showtime

It’s not too likely that a straight production of The Pirates of Penzance would garner that wide an audience at the Fringe – a Gilbert and Sullivan musical isn’t the most buz… 

Alex Kealy is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Alex Kealy is an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Joining the ranks of slightly nerdy comedians who primarily joke about their non-existent sex lives, So You Think You’re Funny finalist Alex Kealy is a safe bet for some well-tho… 

Villain

Villain

In a darkly comic, brutally honest and extremely current piece of new writing, Martin Murphy depicts the life of one woman who is striving to make a difference in the world. 

The Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks

The Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks

The Thinking Drinkers are back at the Fringe and this year they’re serving up a whistle stop tour of the world’s boozy traditions, mixing up a cocktail of historical facts, fil… 

The D-List

The D-List

Shrapnel theatre’s new Fringe show The D-List attempts to address the issues of celebrity and fame in the modern day world of Twitter, reality TV and a culture that idolises thos… 

Saturday Night Forever

Saturday Night Forever

I’ve left theatres in all sorts of states from elation to depression, anger to jubilation, in tears and totally numb. 

Karen Hobbs: Tumour Has It

Karen Hobbs: Tumour Has It

There’s a specific challenge involved when reviewing autobiographical shows surrounding horrendous personal suffering, in this case performer Karen Hobbs’ diagnosis and treatme… 

Tom Neenan: Vaudeville

Tom Neenan: Vaudeville

Tom Neenan appears to be making his way through the genres with his one-man/many characters shows: Edwardian ghost story in 2014, and 1950s-styled British science fiction thriller … 

Cut

Cut

As you enter the white clinical looking surroundings of a backroom in the medical quad of the Underbelly you are greeted by a Stepford smiling woman who calmly leads you to your se… 

Chris Stokes – The Man Delusion

Chris Stokes – The Man Delusion

Six and a half stone of vegan fury. 

Colin Cloud: Exposé

Colin Cloud: Exposé

At last year’s Fringe, Colin Cloud packed out the house with his show Kills where, amongst the baffling displays of supernatural prowess, he killed and resurrected an audience me… 

Christian Talbot: C60

Christian Talbot: C60

A near universal truth about comics is that they will bear some sort of emotional scars from their childhood. 

Geoff Norcott: Conswervative

Geoff Norcott: Conswervative

Geoff Norcott, as he points out quite early on in his set, has not been seen on television. 

Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Tracey.

Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Neal Portenza. Tracey.

I’ve been mulling over more scholarly words to describe Neal Portenza and his show, but I honestly cannot fight the urge to call it batshit. 

Paper Hearts the Musical

Paper Hearts the Musical

It’s always exciting to witness the world premiere of new writing, especially when it’s a British born production. 

Poena 5X1

Poena 5X1

How can hell be liberal and forgiveness be punishment? Contradictions like these are part of the challenge of this provocative piece of writing and performance. 

Holly Burn: I Am Special

Holly Burn: I Am Special

It’s a struggle to review Holly Burn. 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-Ups!)

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West return to unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. 

Jenny Collier: Jen-Hur

Jenny Collier: Jen-Hur

Debut hour from multi award-winning Welsh stand-up. 

Sooz Kempner – Queen

Sooz Kempner – Queen

Queen has been the soundtrack to Funny Women Variety Award winner Sooz Kempner’s entire life. 

Patrick Melton: My Least Favorite Everything

Patrick Melton: My Least Favorite Everything

American comedian Patrick Melton (Comedy Central, VH1, Spike) debuts at the Fringe, feverishly deconstructing his ongoing frustrations with life, love and losing out. 

Dyer and Whitney's Supercalifragilisticexpialisketchshow

Dyer and Whitney's Supercalifragilisticexpialisketchshow

The best kept secret in comedy Dyer and Whitney are back with their unique, original and hilarious character comedy sketches and songs! You have never seen a sketch like it. 

Amée Smith: Relax, It's Not About You

Amée Smith: Relax, It's Not About You

She put her hopes and dreams on hold supporting him and helping him achieve his. 

Good Kids: On Tap

Good Kids: On Tap

Good Kids are back, and this time they’ve had a few. 

Masud Milas: Routes

Masud Milas: Routes

Looking as fly as a Blaxploitation cop and picked by Time Out as ‘one to watch’, Masud Milas has quickly become an exciting new act emerging on the UK comedy circuit. 

Joe Fairbrother's Power Hour

Joe Fairbrother's Power Hour

Power yourself up with a cult Edinburgh favourite. 

Switch: A Sketch Show

Switch: A Sketch Show

2061

2061

The year is 2061 and Tom Skelton is dead. 

Alix in Wundergarten

Alix in Wundergarten

Fresh from Cardiff’s The Other Room, difficult|stage bring their unique and highly acclaimed brand of theatre and comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2015: Love Handles

The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2015: Love Handles

I’m not entirely sure where the title of the show came from, as love handles are never mentioned or a part of any of the sketches that The Cambridge Footlights perform but, frank… 

Everything That's Wrong with the Universe

Everything That's Wrong with the Universe

Everything That’s Wrong With the Universe is a one-woman sketch show performed by Gemma Arrowsmith. 

Jon Cozart – Laughter Ever After

Jon Cozart – Laughter Ever After

With over two million subscribers to his YouTube channel and fifty two million views and counting for his first Disney parody video After Ever After, Jon Cozart is something of a s… 

Christian Talbot is Shite at Being Irish

Christian Talbot is Shite at Being Irish

At the Fringe last year, some members of Christian Talbot’s audience got up to leave part-way through his show, explaining that they thought he would ‘be more Irish’. 

Wil Greenway – For the Ground that Grew Me

Wil Greenway – For the Ground that Grew Me

When he speaks of his father’s ‘talkative blue eyes’, you know immediately from where Wil Greenway gets his knack for beautiful storytelling. 

Munch

Munch

Thanks to E. 

Laura Lexx: Lovely

Laura Lexx: Lovely

There’s probably some truth to the idea that going through a profound personal crisis makes it easier to produce a stand-up show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Lily Bevan – Pheasant Plucker

Lily Bevan – Pheasant Plucker

This loveable one woman character comedy following the trials and tribulations of a disillusioned ex-falconer might swoop and miss occasionally, but certainly looks hilarious as it… 

Kyle Kinane: Ghost Pizza Party

Kyle Kinane: Ghost Pizza Party

This show is about ghosts having a pizza party. 

James Freedman: Man of Steal

James Freedman: Man of Steal

Persuader. 

Jody Kamali – Spectacular!

Jody Kamali – Spectacular!

‘Brilliant, original, visual comedy’ (Harry Hill). 

The Labour Of Laugh

The Labour Of Laugh

The Labour Of Laugh features the cracks in careers and the jokes in jobs, including incompetence, time wasters, blaggers and more. 

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Dan Lees: Brainchild

Life’s weightier questions are thoroughly demolished in Dan Lees’ Brainchild, an award-winning physical comedy that veers from the profound to the ridiculous. 

Pop Pop

Pop Pop

Newcomer Penny Greenhalgh is dropping her debut show Pop Pop like it’s hot – a hot mess of sketch, stand-up and ice dancing. 

Lydia King: A Date with Density

Lydia King: A Date with Density

If at first you don’t succeed, try online dating. 

Jennie Benton Wordsmith

Jennie Benton Wordsmith

Jennie, a young spoken word artist from Tunbridge Wells, is on a quest to bring her show to anyone who will watch it. 

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. 

Foolball

Foolball

There may be no I in team, but this absurd romp through the history of an imagined football club is performed by one man. 

Garrett Millerick: A Selection of Things I've Said to Taxi Drivers

Garrett Millerick: A Selection of Things I've Said to Taxi Drivers

Millerick returns with his most acerbic and painfully funny hour yet. 

St George is Cross

St George is Cross

Like Britain? Too bad, asshole. 

Shit-Faced Showtime

Shit-Faced Showtime

From the team who brought you Shit-Faced Shakespeare comes an all new, all singing, all drinking, musical show! Shit-Faced Showtime by the legendary Magnificent Bastard Productions… 

The Underbelly Radio Shows

The Underbelly Radio Shows

FUBAR Radio and Underbelly present The Underbelly Radio Shows recorded live from 12:30pm each day at Ermintrude, Underbelly hosts a series of live radio broadcasts brought to you b…