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STARTING AT 12:45 in Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Tom Toal - Better than Before COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
Nominated for Amused Moose Best Show, Tom Toal returns with his funniest show yet. "a master of storytelling" - Punchline A show about how following your dreams can sometimes lead to mini nightmares. Turning thirty has made Tom look back at all the previous ambitions he ha...
STARTING AT 12:45 in The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Andrew Roper's Superheroes for Kids 2 CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
Superheroes for Kids is a silly celebration of comic book superheroes. Last year's show was a super success, this year has some new surprises in store. Games, quizzes, songs and spectacular super nonsense. Dressing up is encouraged. 'The interaction with the children on st...
STARTING AT 12:45 in The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Mr Danger's Really Safe Show COMEDY 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-13, 15-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
The moment the world’s been waiting for has arrived! Mr Danger, once voted Britain’s Bravest Daredevil, has finished recovering from his recent catastrophic stunt effort and is ready to wow the crowds again! The man the doctors struggled to save after his explosive failure t...
STARTING AT 13:00 in Bar 50 / The Alcove 

STEALTH ASPIES - autistic people speak and about time. SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 11-19 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
What is it like being autistic and unable to tell the people in your life? What if you are 'in the neurodiverse closet' and do not even know your true nature yourself? What is life like living in the 'neurotypical' or normal world, when you are part of a set of humanity yo...
STARTING AT 13:00 in Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Newcastle Brown Tales COMEDY 
AUG 4-13, 15-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
After his critically acclaimed debut hour, Rahul Kohli returns with a show unlike anything else: an hour of true stories from his drunken adventures. From the wacky to the hilarious to the downright unbelievable, come and hear about how he accidentally joined a Romani gypsy ...
STARTING AT 13:00 in The Counting House / The Lounge 

AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
Like a piece of old sellotape stuck on a wall, neurotic flibbertigibbet Richard Todd clings to nothing but his place on the earth; may his grip hold for an hour of art therapy, inner demons and salad. 'A brilliant observational comic as well as an engaging story teller an...
STARTING AT 13:00 in The Wee Pub / Main Room 

The Free Fringe Festival Music Stages MUSIC 
AUG 4-27 at 13:00 (420 min) - Free 
Live music across the Festival, every day at a selection of Free Festival Venues. Enjoy The best in music for free at our indoor and outdoor stages, with an ever-changing variety of performers showcasing their tunes and songs throughout the Festival. Different bands and pe...
STARTING AT 13:5 in The Counting House / The Attic 

AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 13:05 (60 min) - Free 
I’m fed up with being called lovely just because I’m a nicely spoken, middle-aged woman in a cardigan. Join me in an act of rebellion as I get properly mardy and embrace my inner cow.

'Jane is incredibly charming and lovely... puts the audience at ease with her wonder...

STARTING AT 13:15 in 48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Arielle Dundas: Vulva Cupcake COMEDY 
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
What are we smarty pants progressives supposed to do now? Is hate trumping love really our fault? Can I be funny, politically sensitive, and sobbing simultaneously? Do all my cupcakes have to make a statement? For Freud’s sake, can’t a cupcake just be a cupcake? Will she ...
STARTING AT 13:15 in Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Aaaaaaaaaaahhh, It's 101 clean jokes in 30 minutes - Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (30 min) - Free 
Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the Fringe 2016) delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). ‘Flashes ...
STARTING AT 13:15 in Espionage / Pravda 

Angel Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Angel Comedy is the most popular comedy night in London According to Trip Advisor and Time Out - come and see what all the fuss is about - with ***** acts and a brilliant compere. You can't hope for more from a compilation show. And hour of consistent fun, and jokes, all for...
STARTING AT 13:15 in Espionage / The Bunker 

On The Edge COMEDY 
AUG 3-15 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
On The Edge 5 acts, 5 friends, 5 different backgrounds, 5 ways to have you in hysterics. We’ve got women, we’ve got guys, we’ve got an Arab, a Jew, a posh one, an arty one and one that we can’t even stereotype. In one hour will take you from Lebanon, to Surrey on horse back...
STARTING AT 13:15 in Moriarty's / Cellar 

The Roads I Didn't Take. CABARET 
AUG 5-19 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
A musical cabaret with a twist! This is a choose-your-own-adventure cabaret. Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you’d chosen a different road to travel? Every show is different! Wow! The audience help Christine find out where she’d be now by voting on th...
STARTING AT 13:15 in Southside Social / Upstairs 

Up Periscope SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 4-17, 19-24, 26-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Edinburgh local chats utter nonsense to a bunch of random strangers on the internet... Anything could happen, it's up to you! Stories based around my experience with Periscope over the past year: tales of stalkers, friendships and finally... finding love! The show will be br...
STARTING AT 13:15 in The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Jellybean: When Will I Be Famous? CHILDRENS 
JUL 30-31, AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Come join Jellybean, the biggest kid in the world as he tries his hardest to get famous. The craziest kids' entertainer will have you in stitches as you help him gain worldwide fame. Warning...lots of interaction and loads of laughing. 'Anarchic fun' **** - The Scotsman 'Wor...
STARTING AT 13:15 in The Golf Tavern / Upstairs 

Harriet Braine: Total Eclipse of the Art COMEDY 
AUG 4-13, 15-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Harriet Braine is a musical comedian. She is a Funny Women Stage Award winner, So You Think You're Funny? finalist and Musical Comedy Awards best newcomer. The one who does the songs about art to familiar tunes. You know the one... *hums Steve Miller Band's 'Abracadabra' enc...
STARTING AT 13:15 in The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-26 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Playback Impro plays back moments and stories taken from the audience on the spot. ....★★★★★ The Mirror: 'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. Four actors each take it in turn to direct a narrative s...
STARTING AT 13:15 in The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

How To Suffer Better COMEDY 
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
After catching her fiancé screwing her friend in a bar bathroom, Celeste reads under a Snapple bottle cap: We can't stop ourselves from suffering, but we can learn how to suffer better. Mystified, she seeks out a homeless man with a split personality, a horny octogenarian wh...
STARTING AT 13:30 in Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Katharine Ferns is in Stitches COMEDY 
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Brutally funny storytelling show from Canadian comedian Katharine Ferns (MTV, ichannel) is a comedic journey about learning to laugh at the visible and invisible scars of surviving mental illness, domestic violence, drug addiction plus some feminism for comic relief. Obvious...
STARTING AT 13:30 in Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Old Jewish Jokes COMEDY 
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
Return of the Fringe's all-time favourite, longest-running Jewish comedy show. Traditional Jewish gags plus revealing insights into life for the modern Jewish comic. **** (Scotsman), **** (Mirror), ***** (, **** (ThreeWeeks). Admission free, gentiles half pr...
STARTING AT 13:30 in The Counting House / The Loft 

Guns N’ Rosé with Peter E Davidson CABARET 
AUG 3-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
You want to know how to drink rose wine in a manly way? Friend, you are not alone. Peter E Davidson (Masons Comedy Derry, BBC NI ‘The Blame Game’) Edinburgh debut show is here to try answer life’s important questions: Are you born a rosé wine drinker or through a series of ...
STARTING AT 13:30 in The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Jon & Nath Like to Party COMEDY 
AUG 3-13 at 13:30 (55 min) - Free 
Fresh from a sell-out Brighton Fringe, a mischievous new sketch comedy show from Sketchfest 2016 finalists and best friends who can't stand each other - Jon Levene & Nathan Lang. Action-packed sketch, crackling satire, outrageous impressions and very real slapstick - includ...
STARTING AT 13:30 in The Mockingbird / Upstairs 

Coates and Cooper presents KIDNAP COMEDY 
AUG 13-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Coates and Cooper have 60 minutes fully clothed to find the comedy in a "kidnap". A mix between theatre and sketch comedy, this pair plan to uncover the secrets of Narrowchappel both on screen and live in front of your faces... and possibly closer. There's no crevice too sma...
STARTING AT 13:30 in The Pear Tree / Main Room 

Mind Your Head COMEDY 
AUG 3-13 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Mental sees Marc Burrows return to the Fringe for the first time in 2 years, following his successful 2014 show 'The Ten Best Songs Of All Time'. The show is a very personal trek through Marc's mental health history, including his time in a psychiatric ward, suicide attempt...
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