Nerd Time's a Charm

Nerd Time's a Charm

Up ‘til now, I had only ever seen Tom Crosbie perform short spots at Fringe cabaret shows where his skill with a Rubik’s Cube and his awkward, amiable persona intrigued me. 

Otway

Otway

John Otway is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona. 

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves

The original show, performed for the first time in 10 years. Turn up early, sell-out expected. 

The Not So Secret Society

The Not So Secret Society

From the team behind the hugely successful Bongo Club Cabaret and the UK’s premier free variety night franchise, comes this epic family-friendly variety show, a generation in the m… 

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret

This ever-growing Edinburgh Fringe institution is back for its fifth year! With a different line-up of top, hand-picked, Fringe acts every night, join hosts Griffin and Jones for t… 

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison Is a Bit Weepy

Susan Harrison’s latest multiple-character show. 

Jim Swann: The Man With No Vaginas

Jim Swann: The Man With No Vaginas

Somewhere between who he is, who he thinks he is, who he wants to be, who he wishes he wasn’t and who he suspects people want him to think he is… you’ll find the child in adu… 

Mandy Knight: The Dark Knight

Mandy Knight: The Dark Knight

Mandy Knight has never had a birthday party. 

Chris Cook: Chance

Chris Cook: Chance

‘Best show of 2017’ ***** (WorldMagicReview. 

The Singing Psychic: Medium School Dropout

The Singing Psychic: Medium School Dropout

Best Show, Funny Women nominee returns with brand-new school rebel stories, spookily accurate (if bonkers) audience readings plus games! ‘Uplifting celebration of humanity’ (Sc… 

Punel Show

Punel Show

Ever pundered what shows like Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, QI or Never Mind the Buzzcocks would be like if they were just puns? Punder no longer. 

Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame

Thea-Skot Through the Heart and You're to Blame

Following her five-star smash-hit It’s Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes), Alison Thea-Skot brings you a sizzling explosion of chaotic character comedy. 

Anna Morris: Bombastic

Anna Morris: Bombastic

The award-winning character comedian and star of Channel 4’s Lee and Dean celebrates four sell-out shows at the Voodoo Rooms with a mash-up of her favourite creations. 

Dreamer by Sam Fitton

Dreamer by Sam Fitton

‘Ethereal tricks and awesome stunts fall effortlessly from his hands’ **** (TheWeeReview. 

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

James Farmer – Scaredy Cat

James Farmer (writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Last Leg) is back for an hour of jokes about being a big scaredy cat. 

Phill Jupitus Is Porky the Poet in Living in a World Where They Throw the Ducks at the Bread

Phill Jupitus Is Porky the Poet in Living in a World Where They Throw the Ducks at the Bread

Porky’s back at the Free Fringe and in rare form after two UK tours supporting The Lovely Eggs as well as his alter ego Phill Jupitus, whom he’s not really that fond of. 

Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan

Harriet Kemsley: Slutty Joan

Multi award-winning comic Harriet Kemsley pulls her skirt out of her pants and shames slut shaming. 

#Dave: Literally the Best Magician

#Dave: Literally the Best Magician

Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. 

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket

A man who can’t write publicity blurb wants you to come and hear his anarchic wit, satirical verse and dazzling Weltschmerz. 

#Dave: Luxury Magic Show

#Dave: Luxury Magic Show

Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. 

Harry De Cruz Gets His Act Together

Harry De Cruz Gets His Act Together

Everyone has a party trick. 

Dominic Holland – The Glory Year

Dominic Holland – The Glory Year

Complete sell-out 2017. 

She Wolf

She Wolf

Daughter, princess, wife, queen, mother, warmonger, widow and crone. 

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Always packed, this ‘fab lil cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its sixth year. 

Circled in the Radio Times by John Osborne

Circled in the Radio Times by John Osborne

TV has a special place in our hearts, for comforting us on a very personal level, and for giving us the communal experience of watching and talking about it. 

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 9

A Young Man Dressed as a Gorilla Dressed as an Old Man Sits Rocking in a Rocking Chair for 56 Minutes and Then Leaves... 9

One performance only. Turn up early, sell-out expected. 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

HG Wells’s sci-fi masterpiece is reborn as a brand new musical adventure. 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

The future is brought to you from the past in this musical adaptation of H. 

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret is back for it’s fourth year at Edinburgh Fringe! With a different line-up of top Fringe acts every night, hand-picked by hosts Griffin and Jones, this ever-gro… 

#Dave: Literally the Best Magician

#Dave: Literally the Best Magician

Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs. 

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Stunt Magician – Danger Dave Reubens

Back with a brand new show, Danger Dave Reubens takes you on a crash course in daredevil antics, jaw-dropping magic and bizarre comedy. 

Christopher Bliss: Writing Wrongs

Christopher Bliss: Writing Wrongs

Christopher Bliss writes two to three novels a day. 

The Singing Psychic Game Show

The Singing Psychic Game Show

The Singing Psychic returns! Best Show, Funny Women 2016 nominee. 

Lee Hathaway: The MagDaddy – Free

Lee Hathaway: The MagDaddy – Free

The man who fooled Penn & Teller hits the Edinburgh Festival to assert himself as the pimp among magicians – or so he thinks! With over 20 years of experience as a professional m… 

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Always packed, this ‘fab lil’ cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its sixth year. 

Chris Cook: Control

Chris Cook: Control

‘An absolute master of his stage and a reminder of how cool magic is’ **** (BroadwayBaby. 

Anna Morris: Bitchelors

Anna Morris: Bitchelors

The critically acclaimed character comic and creator of last year’s award-winning sell-out wedding comedy It’s Got to be Perfect returns. 

The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest

The Wedding Guest is an award-winning solo character comedy chronicling the ups and downs of two idiots, Juan Dominguez a thick-moustached general, and J’VaAnN a lovesick poet as… 

The Ruby Darlings: Lil' Darling's Lady Power

The Ruby Darlings: Lil' Darling's Lady Power

The Ruby Darlings are back for a limited run only, presenting Lil’ Darling’s solo show. 

Hilda & The Spectrum

Hilda & The Spectrum

Weird comedy soul mates* Elf and Ryan perform their debut show. 

Abi Roberts: Fat Girl Dancing (Work in Progress)

Abi Roberts: Fat Girl Dancing (Work in Progress)

Radio 4’s Abi Roberts returns with a WIP show, flicking a V-sign, the finger and showing her arse to the consensus. 

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

Ben Dali: Take a Trance on Me

After amazing audiences for two years with groundbreaking Strictly Come Trancing, the Fringe’s first and best hypnotist returns with a brand-new hypnotic experience. 

Jayde Adams: 31

Jayde Adams: 31

A flawless show from accomplished comedian Jayde Adams, 31 is a stunning blend of side-splitting comedy and heart-wrenching storytelling. 

Kieran Hodgson: Maestro

Kieran Hodgson: Maestro

Simultaneously one of the funniest and most heart-warming acts at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Kieran Hodgson is not to be missed. 

Some Men All Biscuit – A Tribute Show

Some Men All Biscuit – A Tribute Show

A tribute to Half Man Half Biscuit’s 30+ years in music. 

Alexis Dubus Verses The World

Alexis Dubus Verses The World

“I’ve done absolutely no flyering for this show,” says Alexis Dubus, “so I have no idea why you’re here. 

John Otway

John Otway

Basking in the success of his movie, the two-hit wonder returns to Edinburgh. 

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical

The 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award-winning sell-out hit returns for three nights only. 

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret

Among its loyal fans the Lock-In Cabaret is fast becoming a Fringe institution! Hosted by the pioneers of slapdash magic Griffin and Jones, and starring the best acts on the Fringe… 

Anna Morris: It's Got to Be Perfect

Anna Morris: It's Got to Be Perfect

The critically acclaimed character comic and star of ITV2’s Bad Bridesmaid and BBC One’s Outnumbered returns with her smash hit, sell-out 2015 show. 

Elf Lyons: Pelican

Elf Lyons: Pelican

Elf Lyons (Feminist Times’ One to Watch) sometimes wants to kill her mother. 

The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know, Free

The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know, Free

Hi, I’m Yianni Agisilaou. 

Laura London: CHEAT

Laura London: CHEAT

Laura London is a magician who travels the world with just a deck of playing cards. 

Kirsty Newton: Life Begins at Party!

Kirsty Newton: Life Begins at Party!

It’s a party… and you’re invited! Join human jukebox, musical comedy maestro and birthday girl Kirsty for a feel-good celebration of growing older disgracefully. 

Chris Cook: White Lies

Chris Cook: White Lies

‘An absolute master of his stage. 

John-Luke Roberts Builds a Monster

John-Luke Roberts Builds a Monster

A thoughtful idiot builds a monstrous show for your entertainment. 

Dave Alnwick: The Cult of Dave

Dave Alnwick: The Cult of Dave

Mind wizard. 

Bluesy Woozy Man

Bluesy Woozy Man

Comedy with the blues – risible recollections of festivals, musicians, stolen instruments and the influence of morris dancing. 

The Upper-Class Rapper

The Upper-Class Rapper

I’m the Upper-Class Rapper. 

Eddy Brimson: Up the Anti

Eddy Brimson: Up the Anti

Raided at dawn, arrested for terrorism and a possible 13 years in prison: I’ve had better mornings! MI5, surveillance, democracy, class and them. 

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical High

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical High

The 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award winner returns with a brand new musical adventure. 

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Always packed, this ‘fab lil cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its fifth year. 

Charlie Caper: Wonder Wander

Charlie Caper: Wonder Wander

Wonderful magic from the winner of Sweden’s Got Talent. 

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings

The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina. 

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Abi Roberts: Anglichanka

Anglichanka (Englishwoman in Russian) is an exhilarating new comedy show about Abi living in the former Soviet Union in the 90s and her return after 18 years as the first UK comic … 

Punel Show

Punel Show

Ever pundered what shows like Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, QI or Never Mind The Buzzcocks would be like if they were just puns? Punder no longer. 

Aidan Goatley's 10 Films With My Dad

Aidan Goatley's 10 Films With My Dad

It’s hard to find a better word to describe Aiden Goatley’s comedy than sweet-natured. 

David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas / Free

David Mills: Don't Get Any Ideas / Free

I wouldn’t normally mention a show’s venue in a comedy review, but David Mills is performing in a gorgeous space in the Voodoo Rooms. 

Chris Cook: Truth or Dare

Chris Cook: Truth or Dare

Chris Cook is an unexpected gem of Edinburgh Fringe magicians, and an absolute master of his stage. 

Anna Morris: It's Got To Be Perfect

Anna Morris: It's Got To Be Perfect

I’ve always somewhat despised weddings. 

John Lennon: In His Own Write

John Lennon: In His Own Write

John Lennon was not only a Beatle, but also a skilled short fiction writer, poet and doodler. 

Edward Hilsum: Genie

Edward Hilsum: Genie

A family magic show accessible for even the youngest of children, Edward Hilsum: Genie is a charming magical experience. 

Thrill-Seeking Pianist WLTM Like-Minded Audience for NSA Fun and Good Times

Thrill-Seeking Pianist WLTM Like-Minded Audience for NSA Fun and Good Times

Some cabaret performers attempt to lull you into a false sense of security about what they do, but thankfully any audience finds out quickly enough what they’re going to get from… 

Tales from a Cabaret

Tales from a Cabaret

The Creative Martyrs, that white-faced Laurel and Hardy of existential cabaret terrorism, are not men to be trifled with, as some rather talkative front-row audience members discov… 

Funny Women Awards 2015 Semi-Final

Funny Women Awards 2015 Semi-Final

The Funny Women Awards have been promoting female comic talent for over a decade, and witnessed some fantastic acts who are now major names on the comedy circuit. 

Al Lubel: Al Lubel Free

Al Lubel: Al Lubel Free

‘Al has one of the best jokes I’ve ever heard’ (Jerry Seinfeld). 

Otway

Otway

The two-hit wonder movie star returns to Edinburgh. 

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret

After last year’s smash-hit, sell out run, the Lock-In Cabaret is back! Award-winning magicians Griffin and Jones, ‘bizarre, hilarious and anarchic’ (MagicNight. 

Imaginary Colin

Imaginary Colin

Another big hairy show from Jessica Fostekew, writer on 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week and News Quiz. 

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Magic Faraway Cabaret

Always packed, this ‘fab lil cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns to Edinburgh for its fourth year with the pick of the Fringe’s burlesque, magic, variety and sideshow. 

Jayde Adams' Kahuzzi!

Jayde Adams' Kahuzzi!

Join multi award-winning comedian Jayde Adams in Kahuzzi! A night chock-full of laughter and featuring the hottest acts from around the festival, all month long. 

Mr Susie's Last Chance Cabaret

Mr Susie's Last Chance Cabaret

Mr Susie has one hour to save cabaret. 

James Hamilton Is So Lonely – Free

James Hamilton Is So Lonely – Free

The hotly anticipated solo debut of a multi award-winning sketch comedian is probably happening elsewhere. 

Kieran Hodgson: Lance

Kieran Hodgson: Lance

In 2003 Lance Armstrong won his 5th Tour de France title, and a young boy in West Yorkshire believed in him. 

Abi Roberts: Downtown Abi

Abi Roberts: Downtown Abi

Pull up to the bumper and go downtown with Abi and her Labrador* Al Qaeda. 

John-Luke Roberts: Stdad-Up

John-Luke Roberts: Stdad-Up

An idiotic comedy show about having and then not having a father, and how stupid you need to make yourself look to get away with speaking ill of the dead. 

Danielle Ward: Dani Frankenstein

Danielle Ward: Dani Frankenstein

Nottingham’s third best lady female hip hop MC (from the Bestwood Park/Top Valley area) Dani Frankenstein brings her unique mix of sexy ballads and high energy beats to Edinburgh. 

Most People Aren't That Happy, Anyway

Most People Aren't That Happy, Anyway

John Osborne has been performing poetry since 2006 at festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Latitude. 

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical

Laurence Owen: Cinemusical

Award-winning film composer and Musical Comedy Awards finalist Laurence Owen presents a one-man musical of cinematic proportions. 

Elf Lyons: Being Barbarella

Elf Lyons: Being Barbarella

Meet the most dyspraxic five-star astronavigatrix and enthusiastic sexy comedian of the future. 

10 Films with My Dad

10 Films with My Dad

10 Films With My Dad is a PowerPoint assisted piece of stand up telling the story of one man’s relationship with his father. 

Experimental: The Show That Plays With Your Mind

Experimental: The Show That Plays With Your Mind

An interactive experience like no other as you take part in live mind-blowing experiments that will make you laugh, scream and gasp. 

John-Luke Roberts: Stnad-Up

John-Luke Roberts: Stnad-Up

John-Luke Roberts delivered his usual off-the-wall comic offerings in this enjoyable hour at the Voodoo Rooms. 

The Ruby Darlings Show

The Ruby Darlings Show

If this is what you get in Free Fringe, it makes you wonder how the paid gigs will ever pull the punters in! At the top end, financially, Fringe shows are squeezed by the big boys … 

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous - Free

Casual Violence: Om Nom Nom Nominous - Free

Sometimes the proof of a great show comes from hints that your body gives you: your face hurts because you’ve been grinning so much, a consistent silent laughter that you are d… 

Elf Lyons - Underground Success

Elf Lyons - Underground Success

Standing at an impressive six feet, Elf Lyons is a comedic force to be reckoned with. 

The Creative Martyrs: Cabapocalypsaret

The Creative Martyrs: Cabapocalypsaret

Last year the Creative Martyrs offered weary Fringe-goers refuge from the apocalypse in their musical show at the end of the world. 

Chris Cook: Charlatan

Chris Cook: Charlatan

Chris might be new to the Fringe but it certainly looks like he will be back again. 

The Lock-In Cabaret

The Lock-In Cabaret

Award-winning magicians Griffin and Jones, ‘bizarre, hilarious and anarchic’ (Magic Night), bring their own brand of late night variety entertainment, joined by the finest acts… 

John Kearns - Shtick

John Kearns - Shtick

Yet another show from the winner of last year’s Foster’s Best Newcomer Award. 

Kieran Hodgson: French Exchange

Kieran Hodgson: French Exchange

In 2003 a US led coalition went to war with Iraq and Kieran Hodgson spent 10 days living with a very nice French family. 

Quint Fontana 'I Remember Me'

Quint Fontana 'I Remember Me'

Quint Fontana is back, and he remembers who he is! Once the blue-eyed boy of British pop, now a bona fide showbiz legend, Quint Fontana recalls the songs, stories, triumphs and tra… 

And the Goat Remained a Goat

And the Goat Remained a Goat

Harry Price: ghost hunter, psychic investigator, conjurer and debunker, a man of mystery and contradictions. 

Gerry Howell's Portal of Discovery

Gerry Howell's Portal of Discovery

‘Gloriously inventive’ (Chortle. 

Rosie Wilby: Nineties Woman

Rosie Wilby: Nineties Woman

Funny Women finalist and BBC Radio 4 regular Rosie studied at York University in the early 90s against a backdrop of John Major and Riot Grrrl. 

Madame Magenta: Libros Mystica

Madame Magenta: Libros Mystica

Do you want one last chat with your dear, dead granny? Are you profoundly lonely? Do you smell? Psychic, medium, whyte wytch and celebrated author Madame Magenta can help you! Term… 

Abi Roberts: Twerk in Progress

Abi Roberts: Twerk in Progress

Hotly-tipped comedy starlet Abi Roberts comes in like a wrecking ball with her debut stand-up show. 

Mr Susie's Last Chance Cabaret

Mr Susie's Last Chance Cabaret

Mr Susie, the innocent yet hopelessly confused alien, has one hour to save cabaret.