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.
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.
The original show, performed for the first time in 10 years. Turn up early, sell-out expected.
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…
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’s latest multiple-character show.
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 has never had a birthday party.
‘Best show of 2017’ ***** (WorldMagicReview.
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…
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.
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.
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.
‘Ethereal tricks and awesome stunts fall effortlessly from his hands’ **** (TheWeeReview.
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.
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.
Multi award-winning comic Harriet Kemsley pulls her skirt out of her pants and shames slut shaming.
Twelve full-house Edinburgh Fringe runs.
A man who can’t write publicity blurb wants you to come and hear his anarchic wit, satirical verse and dazzling Weltschmerz.
Everyone has a party trick.
Complete sell-out 2017.
Daughter, princess, wife, queen, mother, warmonger, widow and crone.
Always packed, this ‘fab lil cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its sixth year.
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.
One performance only. Turn up early, sell-out expected.
HG Wells’s sci-fi masterpiece is reborn as a brand new musical adventure.
The future is brought to you from the past in this musical adaptation of H.
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…
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 writes two to three novels a day.
The Singing Psychic returns! Best Show, Funny Women 2016 nominee.
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…
Always packed, this ‘fab lil’ cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its sixth year.
‘An absolute master of his stage and a reminder of how cool magic is’ **** (BroadwayBaby.
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 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 are back for a limited run only, presenting Lil’ Darling’s solo show.
Weird comedy soul mates* Elf and Ryan perform their debut show.
Radio 4’s Abi Roberts returns with a WIP show, flicking a V-sign, the finger and showing her arse to the consensus.
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.
A flawless show from accomplished comedian Jayde Adams, 31 is a stunning blend of side-splitting comedy and heart-wrenching storytelling.
One performance only. Turn up early – sell-out expected.
Simultaneously one of the funniest and most heart-warming acts at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Kieran Hodgson is not to be missed.
A tribute to Half Man Half Biscuit’s 30+ years in music.
“I’ve done absolutely no flyering for this show,” says Alexis Dubus, “so I have no idea why you’re here.
Basking in the success of his movie, the two-hit wonder returns to Edinburgh.
The 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award-winning sell-out hit returns for three nights only.
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…
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 (Feminist Times’ One to Watch) sometimes wants to kill her mother.
Hi, I’m Yianni Agisilaou.
Laura London is a magician who travels the world with just a deck of playing cards.
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.
‘An absolute master of his stage.
A thoughtful idiot builds a monstrous show for your entertainment.
Comedy with the blues – risible recollections of festivals, musicians, stolen instruments and the influence of morris dancing.
I’m the Upper-Class Rapper.
Raided at dawn, arrested for terrorism and a possible 13 years in prison: I’ve had better mornings! MI5, surveillance, democracy, class and them.
The 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award winner returns with a brand new musical adventure.
Always packed, this ‘fab lil cabaret party’ (Time Out) returns for its fifth year.
Wonderful magic from the winner of Sweden’s Got Talent.
The Ruby Darlings give an outrageously honest yet totally sexy look at life with a vagina.
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 …
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.
It’s hard to find a better word to describe Aiden Goatley’s comedy than sweet-natured.
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 is an unexpected gem of Edinburgh
Fringe magicians, and an absolute master of his stage.
This show is reviewer proof.
I’ve always somewhat despised weddings.
John Lennon was not only a Beatle, but also a skilled short fiction writer, poet and doodler.
A family magic show accessible for even the youngest of children, Edward Hilsum: Genie is a charming magical experience.
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…
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…
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 has one of the best jokes I’ve ever heard’ (Jerry Seinfeld).
The two-hit wonder movie star returns to Edinburgh.
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.
Another big hairy show from Jessica Fostekew, writer on 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week and News Quiz.
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.
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 has one hour to save cabaret.
The hotly anticipated solo debut of a multi award-winning sketch comedian is probably happening elsewhere.
In 2003 Lance Armstrong won his 5th Tour de France title, and a young boy in West Yorkshire believed in him.
Pull up to the bumper and go downtown with Abi and her Labrador* Al Qaeda.
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.
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.
John Osborne has been performing poetry since 2006 at festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Latitude.
Award-winning film composer and Musical Comedy Awards finalist Laurence Owen presents a one-man musical of cinematic proportions.
Meet the most dyspraxic five-star astronavigatrix and enthusiastic sexy comedian of the future.
10 Films With My Dad is a PowerPoint assisted piece of stand up telling the story of one man’s relationship with his father.
One performance only. Turn up early, sell out expected.
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 delivered his usual off-the-wall comic offerings in this enjoyable hour at the Voodoo Rooms.
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 …
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…
Standing at an impressive six feet, Elf Lyons is a comedic force to be reckoned with.
Last year the Creative Martyrs offered weary Fringe-goers refuge from the apocalypse in their musical show at the end of the world.
Chris might be new to the Fringe but it certainly looks like he will be
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…
Yet another show from the winner of last year’s Foster’s Best Newcomer Award.
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 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…
Harry Price: ghost hunter, psychic investigator, conjurer and debunker, a man of mystery and contradictions.
‘Gloriously inventive’ (Chortle.
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.
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…
Hotly-tipped comedy starlet Abi Roberts comes in like a wrecking ball with her debut stand-up show.
Mr Susie, the innocent yet hopelessly confused alien, has one hour to save cabaret.
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