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10:00

Secrets of the Fringe - Walking Tour EVENTS AND TOURS 
AUG 4-15, 18-28 at 10:00 (50 min) - Free 
This light-hearted unsanctioned Free Festival tour will show you how to: - Get free tickets to top shows. - Meet amazing people. - Leave with valuable so...
Outside Burgers & Beer Grillhouse / Outside 

Sarah Laing Sings the Music of Doris Day MUSICALS AND OPERA 
AUG 4-13, 15-20, 22-28 at 10:00 (50 min) - Free 
Doris Day is one of the most loved singers and actresses of the 1950s and 60s. Over her career she appeared in thirty nine films, released twenty nine studio albums and starred in her own television ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

The Girl with the Hurricane Hands (and other short tales of woe) THEATRE 
AUG 4-28 at 10:15 (60 min) - Free 
‘Your hurricane hands make my lucid light bleak, I cannot love you, sweet girl, for you're making me weak.’ The Girl with The Hurricane Hands (and other short tales of woe) is a collection of five r...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 
11:00

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses COURSES 
AUG 6-7, 9-10, 13-14, 16-17, 20-21, 23-24, 27-28 at 11:00 (270 min) - £99/£89 (book 2 tickets, get 1 half price) 
Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional comedians and writers, and the course includes a graduation perfo...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Busking in the Courtyard EVENTS AND TOURS 
AUG 4-28 at 11:00 (240 min) - Free 
Enjoy a daily selection of buskers, street-performers and musicians in the Free Sisters Courtyard, amidst the fun of everybody's favourite free Fringe meeting place. Surrounded by food stalls and bars...
The Free Sisters / The Courtyard 

Science Magic CHILDRENS 
JUL 31, AUG 1-28 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free 
Multi-Award winning Irish comedian and science communicator Dónal Vaughan brings his science magic show to the Edinburgh Fringe. Prepare to enter the magical world of science. Forget Harry Potter, Dó...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Fat Head & The Big Dog COMEDY 
AUG 8-28 at 11:05 (40 min) - Free 
“Fat Head & the Big Dog” is a Stand-up comedy show by Northern Ireland’s fasting rising comedians Aaron McCann and Dave Elliott. Performing separately the show will cover the trials and tribulations ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

(Cut the Bullshit) Len Bakerloo Speaks Truth to Power SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 4-15, 18-28 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free 
#1 Len Bakerloo is a retired hedge fund manager who who will show you how to stand up to bullshitters and their bullshit. #2 SAVE £23,554 by seeing this show in Edinburgh
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Present and Correct COMEDY 
AUG 4-8, 10-14, 16-21, 23-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free 
'Present and Correct' returns! Have you ever wondered what life is like for the stripper inside a novelty cake? Ever wanted an owl that goes around correcting grammatical mistakes? Or wanted to learn ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Africa weird and Fun Facts - Rhythm stories Dance CHILDRENS 
JUL 31, AUG 1-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free 
Africa is full of weird and wonderful creatures and people. This will the ultimate family fun, an all African experience. It's a fun hour of rhythm dance stories and fun facts. Children and grown ups ...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 
12:00

Ninkynonks and Bear Haters COMEDY 
AUG 5-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Non award winning comedian Noel Brodie presents his observational look at life in 2016. From being a husband, father, responsible adult, lad, professional idiot and southern! This is a feel good show...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Aaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show - Free COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Enjoy an hour of the best up and coming one liner comedians on the circuit, in this celebration of puns, one liners and wordplay. Audience members are encouraged on stage to tell their favourite gags ...
Espionage / Pravda 

Shit of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 5-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Tired of all of the Pick of the Fringe shows? Worn-out by Fringe hyperbole? This afternoon showcase has all the great comedians that get bad reviews and deserve more! It's the best shit show in to...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Cook it how you like, it's still a potato! COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
After Not disabled...Enough! Romina comes back to Edinburgh with a brand new show. Derived from an Italian saying, "Cook it how you like, it's still a potato!" is an expression for the many words and ...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Simon Lukacs Shows His Range COMEDY 
AUG 15-23 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Upstairs Downton (Edinburgh Fringe sell-out three years running) and The Petting Zoo ("Improv supergroup" Time Out) star Simon Lukacs creates a "staggering" "array" of "characters" using his mouth, br...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

The Oxford Revue: Free COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-15, 17-23, 25-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
The Oxford Revue present a rotating cast of the country’s brightest young comedians together with headline acts from the comedy circuit. ★★★★★ “tight, intelligent, and ...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Bristol Revunions: Mustard COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-23 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
A brand new sketch show from the NaSTA award-winning Revunions! For the eighth year in a row this "fantastically talented" (Epigram) troupe are hauling a jar of the comedy condiment that compliments: ...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Defrosted CHILDRENS 
AUG 4-17, 19-21, 23-25, 27-28 at 12:00 (55 min) - Free 
STV's Best Children's Shows Edinburgh '15. A big bonkers blast of fun with super-duo Cat (Bubbles the Spot Bots Mermaid, CBeebies) & Nicko. Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your pants ...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Bad Laughing COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Middlesbrough's second tallest sketch group take you on a fast-paced gag-heavy trip across this mad planet we call home. With sketches, songs, home-made props and quite realistic hammer beatings, ther...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Puppet Fiction COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
Everybody be cool, this is a mother*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached. The award-winning cult show from New Zealand returns to the Edinburgh ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Wee Pub Music Stage MUSIC 
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (480 min) - Free 
A selection of musicians perform in the Wee Pub Gin Palace through the day. Sit back and enjoy singers, musicians, small bands and cabaret acts, while you enjoy a drink in Scotland's smallest pub, rig...
The Wee Pub / Main Room 

A Sharma Sutra's tale COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free 
After a wonderful 10 year relationship (yep, theres no ex hating in this show) watch a 33 year old man embarrass himself trying to beat his sexual record of......1! And his ex is a bisexual now ...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 4-28 at 12:15 (20 min) - Free 
An abridged version of, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, by William H Gass. This 20 minute monologue expresses, in beautiful, lyrical language, the reflections of a solitary man in small town...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Always Be Rolling COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free 
How board games can change your life and save the world. Award winning comedian James Cook is back with an updated and expanded version of his critically acclaimed, sell-out show. He'll explain why ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

5 Years THEATRE 
AUG 21-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Amanda is tired. Of her job, her boyfriend and her life. If she can just achieve the perfect body, surely the perfect life will follow. So what if it costs 5 years of her life. It’ll be worth it. Mayb...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Adventures of Tracey Tracey COMEDY 
AUG 18-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Tracey likes to dream - real life proves more of a struggle. Shy and painfully awkward, this loveable outsider must navigate in world where confidence is key and reality an illusion. This 40 minute s...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Alice Fraser in Savage COMEDY 
AUG 21-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free 
Alice Fraser's critically acclaimed solo show, Savage, is about life, death and paper towels. A hilarious and heartbreaking show that straddles the line between comedy and tragedy. In 2015 Savage sol...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Sami Stone: 'ROOF' COMEDY 
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
FRINGEREVIEW's 'Top Ten Picks' at Brighton Fringe 2016 "Candid relaxed storytelling" - THE AUSTRALIA TIMES **** 4 stars. One woman and her dog's search to find a home. A politically motivated & brut...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Baloonatics CHILDRENS 
JUL 31, AUG 1-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
Welcome to the wild and wacky world of Baloonatics. This show is for anyone aged 5 to 105 (older people are welcome) who likes being silly, doesn't want to be a grown up, has a good imagination and lo...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Mixtape MUSIC 
AUG 16-28 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free 
Mixtape A lunchtime musical experience by Sophie Grant Mixtape is a 50 minute live musical compilation! Each mixtape is different, and centred around a different theme every day. These could be anyt...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Paul Duncan McGarrity- Ask an Archaeologist COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 12:50 (60 min) - Free 
Paul Duncan McGarrity, an archaeologist, will sit in a room answering questions put forward by you, the public. They can be specifically about archaeology, they could be problems which need solving us...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 
13:00

POTTERVISION! COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free 
POTTERVISION! The Harry Potter Parody show that celebrates and highlights the absurdities of those magical movies. Join us, four full grown men pretending to be twelve year old children as we re-enact...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Mulhollandland (Work in Progress) COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Alternative comedy lovers of the world, unite! Come witness the greatest acts, artists and performers from the Glorious People’s Republic of Mulhollandland. Forty-five minutes of new and increasingly ...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Aaaaah, it's 101 clean jokes in 30 minutes - Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (30 min) - Free 
Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham delivers over one hundred jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delane...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Hilarity Bites Comedy Club Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Hilarity Bites Comedy Club present their Pick of the Fringe, following full houses from 2013-2015. Each show will feature four great acts from the UK and International comedy circuit, presented by on...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Ivor Dembina: Old Jewish Jokes COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
Old Jewish Jokes. Fourth great year at the Fringe. Admission free - gentiles half price.(See Fringe programme page 105)  ...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Fit COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Don't be too busy for your body. Gym guy or gym shy, let Toby Adams guide you towards a better, buffer self. A low impact, high effect, carb-free, virtually hairless comedy of man, manners and absolut...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Variety Hour COMEDY 
AUG 18-23 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Two shows in one! Fantastic musical comedy from fresh faced Musical comedian of the year finalist Lia Hazakis and personal, irreverent, surreal theatrical comedy from YouTube new comedian of the year...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Bristol Improv Takes Over the World COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Bristol Improv return to the Fringe with their new format 'Bristol Improv Take Over the World'! Follow five dastardly scientists as they attempt to thwart opponents and overcome obstacles using the gr...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Bubble Show with Milkshake & Dr Bubble CHILDRENS 
JUL 31, AUG 1-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Come see every bubble trick imaginable. Big, Small and sculpted bubbles, the bubble carousel, the square bubble, smoke bubbles, caterpillar bubbles, tight rope bubbles, the bubble blizzard, bubbles in...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

PLAYBACK IMPRO THEATRE 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
Playback Impro plays back moments and stories from the audience ★★★★★ The Mirror: 'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. Four ...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Champion of Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
The story of one plucky underdog's rise from obscurity to take the completely fictional Comedy World Championship crown. A show about overcoming adversity, remaining sane in an insane world, why comed...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Middle Age Came Quick!!  COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free 
What direction would a young man's life have taken if he had chosen the then very unconventional life of gay man in early 80's Ireland? ...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  

Erich McElroy’s (US) Electile Dysfunction COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:20 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
It’s not hard to be President, but it is hard to understand the most dysfunctional presidential election ever. Erich’s got the stars, the stripes and the spunk to explain it. American-born, but now Br...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

We're Sorry: TWO WORLD TRAVELED CANADIAN COMEDIANS COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:20 (60 min) - Free 
Between the two acts Evan Desmarais and Dylan Gott have performed on; Just For Laughs, North By Northeast, The Toronto Fringe Festival, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, Canadian Music Week, XM Radio, The...
Espionage / Pravda 

Ahir Shah: Machines COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
Philosophical stand-up Ahir Shah combines questing polemic with hella sweet gags in Machines: an hour of comedy about democracy, technology, internationalism, terrorism, history, modernity, utopia and...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Andrew Roper's Superhero Show for Kids CHILDRENS 
AUG 2-28 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free 
It’s the kids’ turn for some superhero fun. After the success of Superhero Secret Origins there’s now an interactive family fun comedy show that loves superheroes! Bring your capes! The adult version,...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Frugl presents Classic Joke Club COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
See the best acts in Edinburgh breath new life into classic joke formats. Never mind why the chicken crossed the road, we find out how and where. Discover the definitive answers behind the number of ...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Man in the Miracle COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
STOP what you are doing. Take a deep breath. There you are... A miracle. As you read these words, Tommy Holgate: Man In The Miracle is literally being considered as possibly the most important show at...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Sketch Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free 
It's Comedy Sketch Swapping LIVE! The sell-out show where sketch groups perform their own sketches, then each others'. Will it be a car crash or an improv masterclass? Chortle Awards Winner 2015 - Bes...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  
14:00

Rotating Bill COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
Returning to the fringe to present more amazing upcoming talent, Rotating Bill brings hand selected, audience tested comics up to the fringe to show off their fantastic new routines. After last year's...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Aaaaargh, it's 101 naughty jokes in 30 minutes - Free Show COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (30 min) - Free 
Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham delivers over one hundred jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. ‘Annoyingly good' (Gary Delane...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Espionage Music Stage MUSIC 
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (300 min) - Free 
A selection of musicians perform in the Espionage Minus one Bar through the day. Sit back and enjoy singers, musicians, small bands and cabaret acts in the minus one bar, while you enjoy a drink. ...
Espionage / Minus One 

Huggers - The Family Friendly Comedy and Cabaret Show CHILDRENS 
JUL 31, AUG 1-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together. ‘My eight-year-...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Late Night Laughs at Lunch COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free 
Australian comedians Sam Kissajukian (really funny prick) and Jen Carnovale (crackin' lass) bring you the funniest acts from this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a hysterical lunchtime showcase. Th...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Faye Treacy 'Special' (work in progress) COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 14:05 (60 min) - Free 
Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2015 and Bath New Act Runner Up 2016 Faye Treacy, wanted to be the worlds most famous trombonist instead she brings us 'Special!' (Work in progress) A Whiplash styl...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Lucy Frederick - Positively Livid COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free 
Lucy Frederick is angry. Not with you. You seem nice. And what's wrong with being angry anyway? Join the "delightful" (Broadway Baby) comedian Lucy Frederick as she tells a cautionary tale about an...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

1 Last Dance with my father COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Njambi McGrath returns to the Fringe with a roller coaster hour of dark comedy guaranteed to make you laugh and cry. Having survived a beating that nearly killed her, Njambi McGrath is forced to confr...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Angel Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 5-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Award Winning Comedy Club, Angel Comedy (Chortle Best UK Comedy Club 2015, and Time out Recommended) showcases some of the very very best new acts. These are hand picked from the 1000's of acts that p...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

The Grouchy Club Live - and FREE! - with Kate Copstick & John Fleming CHAT SHOWS 
AUG 15-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Kate Copstick (doyenne of Fringe comedy critics) and comedy blogger John Fleming (“The Boswell of the Alternative Comedy scene” - Chortle) - the Fanny & Johnnie Craddock of comedy - host a daily hour-...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Juicer COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Sunil Patel's (Time Out's One to Watch, BBC New Comedy Awards finalist) personality test described him as being "able to write a joke, but completely unable to deliver it". But doesn't that just make ...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Blueswater Presents: The Blueswater Porch Band MUSIC 
AUG 4-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free Ticketed 
A three piece version of award-winning band The Blueswater plays a mix of original songs and arranged covers, featuring a raucous swampy sound that draws on influences from Mississippi Hill Country bl...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

The Clan Mucmor Family Fun Show CHILDRENS 
JUL 31, AUG 1-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
THE CLAN MUCMOR FAMILY FUN SHOW. Fantastic-Funny- Free! Do you like circus tricks, storytelling, magic, poetry, stand-up comedy, and general foolishness? Do you like laughing, shouting and mucking abo...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

The Prozac and Cons COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Ian appeared on a televised seduction course to find love. Did he get a girlfriend or turn into a Sleazy McTeasy? Plus Mat's tips: How to be a****holed at work without being an a****hole...  ...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Afternoon Tea With Ray Fordyce And Casual Acquaintances COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
After a gap year, Ray Fordyce is back to host an afternoon of entertainment and comedy treats. Featuring a host of comedians and performers from all over the world, this is a perfect opportunity to se...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Gag Reflex Presents... COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free 
Gag Reflex Presents... The best new talent on the Fringe will this year be emceed by Adam Rowe ‘Nothing short of prodigious’ (Skinny), with appearances from Gabriel Ebulue, ‘Refreshingly steers away f...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  

robyn perkins [IS A] work in progress COMEDY 
AUG 4-25, 27-28 at 14:35 (40 min) - Free 
**RECOMMENDED SHOW BY FRINGEREVIEW** Robyn Perkins, **** (ThreeWeeks), is the only American to become an English Comedian of the Year finalist. This American gone British delivers her debut show, boun...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Here's some black for the Union Jack COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
British-Arab Ella has spent the last few years passing as white (National Geographic Explorer, ‘achingly funny’ Loose Lips). Ivorian Trev has spent the last few years intimidating Africans with his bl...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Matt Green: Writing To Harvey Keitel COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Two years ago Matt Green spent 6 hours in a car with Hollywood star Harvey Keitel. Since then people keep asking Matt what Harvey’s like, and presumably the same thing has also been happening the othe...
Espionage / Pravda 

Ian Fox - Pictures of things that make me laugh COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free 
Ian Fox presents 'Pictures of things that make him laugh'. In colour. ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  
15:00

9 Months And Counting... COMEDY 
AUG 4-19, 22-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
When Andy's fiancee told him she was 'expecting', she clearly didn't just mean their new baby child - she was expecting him (quite rightly!) to step up and finally make the graduation from being a big...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 5: Big O conquers the FOMO MUSICALS AND OPERA 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Have no Fear, Big O is here! Join her new journey to conquer the aspects of fear. Through storytelling, songs and comedy, she provides new insights into the FOMO: fear of missing out. What is holdi...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Alfie Brown: Scissor COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free 
Critically acclaimed Brown, known for being satirical, grotesque and f*cked, returns to the Fringe. He’ll be exploring alcohol, the Middle East and something hideous about our socialised collective se...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation COMEDY 
AUG 6-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
No one knows who the killer is; not even the cast! Mirth meets murder in the world's daftest whodunnit. C.S.I: Crime Scene Improvisation is an utterly unique murder mystery comedy that's different ev...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Performance Anxiety COMEDY 
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
In Performance Anxiety award-winning comics Benji Waterstones (‘One of my favourites’ Steve Bennett) and Jake Baker (‘Imaginative and original’ Kate Copstick) explore, amongst other things, their neur...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Roulston & Young: Songs For Lovers (And Other Idiots) CABARET 
AUG 4-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free 
Smart, funny, original songs from Michael Roulston and Sarah-Louise Young, creators of Cabaret Whore, Julie Madly Deeply and Songs For Cynics. Described as a 'Flanders and Swann for the 21st century'...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Barry Dodds: Live In Concert COMEDY 
AUG 21-28 at 15:20 (60 min) - Free 
Barry Dodds brings his first solo outing to the fringe. 45 minutes of blistering stand up from the star of The Parapod "Hugely enjoyable stand up, a ton of great stories and a rather engaging way wit...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Knock Knock COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
“Knock Knock” is the debut solo show by stand up comic Damian Kingsley. It’s about his life unravelling last year when he broke up with his fiancé, then lost his job and home. Luckily, he had the safe...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Evelyn Mok and Katharine Ferns presents Katharine Ferns and Evelyn Mok! COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free 
Join multi-award winning comedians Swedish-Chinese Evelyn Mok and Canadian-Brummie Katharine Ferns for an hour of stand-up from two of the most promising new talents on the UK scene. With unique comed...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Liars Club COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
This successful London club night comes to Edinburgh. Often hosted by Lou Sanders & Vanessa Hammick (from Hello) with drop ins from the UK’s finest improvisers including Cariad Lloyd, Paul Foxcroft, P...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Hilarity Bites Management Showcase Show COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Hilarity Bites Management are one of the biggest comedy agencies in the North of England, looking after some of the biggest and brightest talent. See some of the most original comedy voices working t...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Ship of Fool COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Ship of Fool is the story of one man's obsession with rowing (or indeed pedalling) across the Atlantic. Back in 2003, Rob set off on this perilous journey utterly unprepared. With no courses to his n...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Katie Mulgrew: Saboteur COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Katie Mulgrew: Saboteur It's stand up comedy show from a stand up gal about confidence and self sabotage. But it's really just a girl standing in front of an audience, asking them to love her. "…Come...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Richard Todd COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
“How much happier the man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.” so said Dr Frankenstein, to himself, in his head, after making a ...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

The Weaning of Life COMEDY 
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
If you want to see comedy that is very different, this fusion of clown, physical comedy & spontaneity from Gaulier-trained student is for you. Fresh from sold out and extended seasons at Sydney Fringe...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Mark of Stupidity 2: Even Stupider COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
He's back with even more silliness and musical mayhem. Oh and maybe some ventriloquism thrown in for good measure. Come watch him make even more of an idiot of himself than last year! ...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Aaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand Up Show - Free COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Feast on five of the tastiest up and coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase, including your award-winning headliner Masai Graham. 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

'Loose Brie Filling My Tin' with Loose Brie, Phil and Martin COMEDY 
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free 
Three acts, two idiots, no hope. First they brought you 'Winfamy' (**** edfringereview “bizarre and brilliant,” **** ThreeWeeks “a true pleasure”), and now? Now these incredible idiots bring you thems...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Pear Shaped Afternoons COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (90 min) - Free 
Brian and Krysstal* are back to showcase their summer collection of Fringe favourites. Drop-ins, drop-outs, weird and wonderful comedy acts plucked from the streets of Edinburgh. “Four stars, I laughe...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  
16:00

The Rat Pack presents... COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
From the people behind Edinburgh Fringe hit and West End sell-out show The Rat Pack stand-up comedy, The Rat Pack presents is a series of distinct and inspiring shows from our favourite comedians. To...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

The Knockabout COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
Fancy a bit of a bite of a comedian before buying a whole one? Want to dip your toe in prior to a full pint? Like your metaphors mixed? Then drop into the Knockabout to see acts with full shows els...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Weiners COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
The legendary Weiners showcase returns, featuring guest comedians from across the Fringe. Stars of BBC, Comedy Central and Radio 4! All for FREE. This show has sold out in Hoffenheim for 50 years and...
Espionage / Pravda 

Battle of the Supervillains - The Great Supervillain Debate COMEDY 
AUG 22-23 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free 
Why should the superheroes have all the fun and the glory? In this version of the Battle of the Superheroes show, a variety of comedians step up to make the case for the greatest supervillain. The win...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

crack in progress by lucy pearman COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 17-28 at 16:00 (30 min) - Free 
There's an egg here to find other eggs and see if they're OK? 30 minutes of relaxing nonsense. For anyone aged 16-99 that ever had a little crack. By Lucy Pearman (LetLuce, Weirdos, The Bill). 'Deligh...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Dirty Rotten Irish Scoundrels COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
What happens when you get the The 2 most notorious, underground, cultish, Irish comedians and get them to do a show for free in Edinburgh? A beautiful, artistic, hour of comedy that will penetrate eve...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

48 Minutes, Another. COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
It's sequel season and after last years highly attended and much revered two handed show {Consistently amusing and solid performances} (Broadway Baby) Ben Shannon and Mike Reed are back for 48 Minutes...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Olaf Falafel and The Cheese Of Truth COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free 
Olaf Falafel, winner and finalist of too many comedy competitions to list plus the subject of over 75 million views on Vine, brings his debut hour long show to the Edinburgh Fringe. Olaf Falafel and ...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Will Mars: Schtick Shift COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free 
A clean hour of hilarious stand-up from a British New Yorker. Top 50 Best Ever Jokes at the Fringe (Scotsman). Top 50 Funniest One-Liners Ever (Daily Mail). Top 10 Funniest Jokes of the Fringe (Dave T...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Russell Hicks: DEADLINER COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 16:30 (60 min) - FREE 
dead'liner' n. 1. Closing act from the Bizarro Universe. 2. One who exists within the parameters of their own self made regiment. 3. A hero of the moment adj. last, final, absolute >SYNS outlaw, bank...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Suzanne Lea Shepherd: Rapscallion COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 16:35 (40 min) - Free 
Suzanne Lea Shepherd is a new New Yorker that has appeared on Comedy Central, performed at venues across Asia, America and Europe and was a featured comedian on Comedy Central Asia in 2015. ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Phil Mann: Nothingism COMEDY 
AUG 5-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
A bad new craze is sweeping the nation: Nothingism. Hot off the heels of "anything can be art," is "nothing can be art." If you liked "too cool for school," you'll love "too cool for literally anythin...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Dylan Gott: Tubby Tubby Dumb Dumb COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
Canadian comedian Dylan Gott 'Delightfully Bizarre - AV Club' performs an hour of stand up comedy about being coming to grips with being embarrassing. **** Torontoist 'Major Revelation' - Now Magaz...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Alcohol is good for you COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 17-28 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free 
Nominated for Best Comedy at 2016 Fringe World Festival. Aussie lad, Sam Kissajukian has been crushing it as of late, interstate & abroad. Join Sam for a drink and an hour of non stop inebriated laugh...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 
17:00

SPACE CAT PASTA BAKE COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
SPACE CAT PASTA BAKE is a two hander comedy experience by up and coming London comedians Bob Munro (golden jester winner 2015) and Ross Smith (So you think You're funny semi finalist 2015). SPACE CAT...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 5-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Martha McBrier : Japanese boy COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Martha “Pigeon Puncher” McBrier, “This will be a glorious hour of your life I promise” (5 stars The Scotsman, August 2015), returns to Edinburgh with another hour of true stories. This year, the helpf...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

James Cook in Ready Steady James COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Award-winning stand-up from Birmingham's 248th most influential tweeter. As heard on the News With Jokes podcast. ****1/2 (ThePublicReviews.com). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC). 'Shows scant regard f...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Jordan Brookes: The Making Of COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
One man. One walk. Following a successful debut hour show, 2016 Chortle Award Best Newcomer nominee JORDAN BROOKES, returns with a new bundle of silly faces, uncomfortable poses and unnecessary confes...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

The Improvised Improv Show COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Taking Improv to the next level - We improvise the cast! "belly-laugh inducing" - Platform Magazine Luc Valvona presents a show full of short comedy scenes and games made up on the spot and based en...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Jen Carnovale Wronger Than You COMEDY 
AUG 4-13, 16-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Jen has had a year of ups or downs: she was locked in a shop, reprimanded at 35,000 feet and thought having a life plan of trying all the biscuits was ok. Wronger Than You explores perspective. Is yo...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Infectious COMEDY 
AUG 13-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free 
Lovdev Barpaga brings his first ever Solo Show to Edinburgh Fringe 2016 once described as the Next 21'st Century Asian Ken Goodwin by Steve Bennett. Lovdev is an Old fashioned in both his writing an...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

WAYNE CARTER teaches you to be fabulous CABARET 
AUG 4-28 at 17:00 (60 min) - FREE AND UNTICKETED 
Can a man in a frock with questionable facial (and leg) fuzz teach you to be fabulous? Yes, even against the odds. 'consistently hilarious and perpetually bizarre' Wayne Carter brings his Fabulous sho...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Ellis & Rose: Obsolete COMEDY 
AUG 5-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
Ellis & Rose's act is dated, unfashionable and belongs in the comedy bin - according to one famous and respected comedian. But they're back and more determined than ever to put their numerous and viol...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Mawaan Rizwan: Gender Neutral Concubine Pirate COMEDY 
AUG 5-14, 16-28 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
BBC3 star Mawaan Rizwan brings his bizarre hit show to Edinburgh. Part stand-up, part clowning, he merges dark confessional anecdotes with madcap physical stupidity. All whilst wearing a sparkly pirat...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

FLOSS COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
FLOSS is a brand new shiny sketch show by Eleanor, Orlando and Dillon. Join these three Cambridge Footlights for a feel-good hour of dizzying highs and devastatingly crushing lows. You don't want to...
Espionage / Pravda 

Ashley Storrie and Other Erotica COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free 
After a successful year Ashley Storrie returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with tales of sex, drugs and Star Trek. The giant perma-child of Scottish comedy is ready to bring the house down with hand penn...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

All My Friends Are Dead COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Conor lost another friend last year, now he's on his own. A regular on the UK and Ireland circuit, 2013 saw Irish comic Conor Drum perform on both RTÉ and the BBC's New Comedy Awards. In 2014 he wen...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Tamar Broadbent: Get Ugly COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
Living in the trendy part of town, Tamar has become uncharacteristically nervous about leaving the house. She is convinced there must be more to life than dodging hipsters, envying gym girls and keepi...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Rosie Holt: Drop it Like It's Holt COMEDY 
AUG 20-28 at 17:30 (30 min) - Free 
Rosie Holt's parents' liberal limits were tested when her Unsafe Sex song hit the internet. But Caitlin Moran liked it so now Rosie is speaking on all sorts of things she shouldn't. "If she was my dau...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Alien Of Extraordinary Ability COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
This Franco-British nomad with an American green card knows no borders; both with his neurotic oft taboo approach to comedy, and literally, by sporadically gigging all over the World in various langua...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Barbarians COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free 
According to scientists every Eurasian man shares about 8% of his DNA with Genghis Khan, which makes us all part barbarian. A pretty sobering thought as you play on your i-Phone whilst sipping a skin...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  

Rayguns Look Real Enough: IN SPACE...Man CABARET 
AUG 14-25 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free 
Rayguns Look Real Enough: IN SPACE...Man is the brand new show from the Worlds Greatest Stadium Rock Band. After meeting God in 2014 following an unfortunate incident with a toaster and a paddling po...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 
18:00

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
In its fourth year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every night features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see i...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Katharine Ferns is Faking It COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
Dark stand-up comedy on learning to laugh about the visible and invisible scars from surviving abuse and mental illness plus some feminism for comic relief. This work in progress solo show from Canadi...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Nietzsche, women and I COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free 
"You go to women? Do not forget the whip!", wrote the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. No surprise that he had a very difficult relationship with women. So it wasn't good news for comedian Giacinto Pa...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

African-Czechoslovakian CABARET 
AUG 4-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
This brutally honest one woman show has been years in the making. Czech born and Los Angeles based comedian Bianca Cristovao attacks the stage with a unique perspective on race, culture and heritage....
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

The Theresa May Cabaret Cabinet Experience COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
This is the only show at the Fringe registered so late that Theresa May was Prime Minister at the time, meaning it will be as chaotic and as well put together as Brexit. Expect song, dance and a rotat...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Showman Shaman COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Buckler returns with an action-packed hour combining critically-acclaimed stand-up, incredible sleight of hand and his love for all things showbiz! Expect big laughs, spontaneity, obscure impressions...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

John Scott Smashes It To F**k COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Award winning comedian John Scott returns to the Free Fringe with a mixture of old favourites and brand new material. John has been ingrained in both the British and global comedy scene for over 15 ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Stuck in a Rut COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Multi-Award winning, Irish comic Dónal Vaughan brings his first stand up show to the Edinburgh Fringe, bringing his three main passions together: Comedy, Natural History and talking about himself. Jo...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

EGG:static COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-23 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Anna and Emily. According to their acting CVs, they're pretty damn qualified to write a flawless sketch show... so they have. In Static, Anna and Emily shamelessly display their many, many top acting ...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

SupercalifragilisticexpiGARYTROcious COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - FREE! (bucket collection at end) 
This is a show for everyone who feels a lack of fulfilment. This is a show for anyone who struggles with perseverance. This is a show about commitment.... maybe. As seen on BBC iPlayer and as no...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

While You Were Out COMEDY 
AUG 15-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Catch an hour of hilarious and free stand-up from two promising performers : Sam Mitchell (2015 BBC New Comedy Award nominee, 2016 Max Turner Prize finalist, average height for the UK male) and Cressi...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Darius Davies: Road to Wrestlemania COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
The true story of following your dreams and having them crushed. Along with your spine. At 18 Darius Davies, despite weighing 10 stone and having no athletic ability, decided a career in professional ...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Green Bananas COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Green Bananas Comedy show-cases today’s freshest up-and-coming acts who are destined to be on your shelves tomorrow. Award winning comics Benji Waterstones - “Absolutely brilliant” (Kate Copstick) and...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Roger Swift - Punderstudy COMEDY 
AUG 5-8, 10-16, 18-25, 27-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Armed with laptop/screen/projector and of course his trademark suitcases of props. Expect puns, puns and more puns and general all round silliness with popular culture references galore plus all new b...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Bob Blackman's Tray COMEDY 
AUG 14-20, 22-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free 
Join Bob Blackman's Tray for a series of jokes, local characters and paper plates. "Unfashionably dressed" - The Skinny. "The funniest men in Newcastle-under-Lyme" - Stoke Sentinel.  ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Crack Comedy Club's Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
If you’re a real fan of comedy Crack Comedy’s Pick of the Fringe is the place for you. We’ve been running great stand-up shows in London since 2002 and our shows feature the best comics working in the...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Talk Hard COMEDY 
AUG 5-28 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
A global comedian doing his first ever Edinburgh Fringe Show. Expect a near the knuckle experience as this comedian is intent on making his mark. There will be a mixture of topic material, some long ...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. ‘A tour de force of lau...
Espionage / Pravda 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 5-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 13t...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

I Was Mick Jones' Bank Clerk SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 15-28 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
In the twenty-odd years that JoJo Smith has been making people laugh, she's performed all over the world - Europe, South Africa, Australia, China, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, The Phillipines...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

I Was Mick Jones' Bank Clerk SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 15-28 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
In the twenty-odd years that JoJo Smith has been making people laugh, she's performed all over the world - Europe, South Africa, Australia, China, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, The Phillipines...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Normally Abnormal COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:45 (60 min) - FREE 
Award-winning stand-up Dave Chawner takes a hilarious look at identity, recovery and life after eating disorders. 'Makes you laugh as well as think' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Sharp, insightful, touching, b...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Me, Me, Me COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Life is hard, three comedians insist. But which has it just that little bit worse? A one-upping extravaganza of self-indulgent complaining and unapologetic oversharing. This show is navel-gazing in it...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Fresh Hell COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
Brand new stand up show from one of the best comics in the UK. Paul McCaffrey as seen on Impractical Jokers (BBC3) Russell Howards Good News (BBC3) Stand up central (Comedy central) 50 Funniest (Chann...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Irish Championship Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free 
The best showcase for Irish stand-up comedy returns. This time bigger, longer and funnier. Featuring award winners, finalists, and rising stars. Free show, different line-ups, and special guests every...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  
19:00

An Act of Godley : Janey Godley COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free 
Janey is back with another free show. If you are skint, don't worry come see her you do not have to donate to the bucket. Nobody should be too poor to see a comedy show at the richest arts festival in...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Sarah Bennetto: I Love You All And I Mean That Sincerely.  COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
This is the true story of an 86-year-old American art gallery curator called Forrest Fenn. Three years ago, he hid a bronze chest containing $3 million in gold and treasure somewhere in the Rocky Moun...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Fiona Sagar: Entitled COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
“Shift yer arse, yer lazy gett.” - Granny's words in 1995 made a lasting impression. Fiona Sagar (fresh from The Groundlings, LA) makes her Edinburgh debut in this solo character-comedy show exploring...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Michael and Roper: Three's A Crowd, Four's An Audience COMEDY 
AUG 4-10, 12-16, 18-28 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free 
Charlotte Michael (Writer of Radio 4 sitcom 'Expenses Only') and Lucy Roper ('Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Finalist 2015'); flatmates, work colleagues and both performers on the comedy circuit. ...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Apocalypse Wow COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Ever looked at the world around you? Thought about your future in that world and decided the only prudent and logical move is to down tequila and dance on rooftops? This is the end This is the end my...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

sharma sharma sharma sharma sharma comedian COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Born in pakistan, raised in india by way of china....watch the evolution of a pakistani born indian into a bonafide british comic laugh a minute rollercoaster ride" The List **** ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Live Music at Finnegan's Wake MUSIC 
AUG 4-28 at 19:30 (270 min) - Free 
Enjoy a night of bands, with a different line-up each night to rock the night away at Finnegan's Wake. Sit back and enjoy the music, or get up and dance the night away to some of the best bands around...
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room 

Twisted Edge Showcase COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Twisted Edge Comedy presents the participants of their newly founded stand up workshops. The line up each night will be filled with brand new comedians, showcasing the very best of the Twisted Edge Wo...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Chris Davis: Chinchilla Coats COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Chinchilla Coats is a world premiere debut stand-up show by Edinburgh Fringe veteran Chris Davis. Covering such topics as the true cost of a chinchilla coat to depression, dysfunctional relationships,...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

Shayne's Mom on Tour COMEDY 
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Shayne’s Mom on Tour is clown inspired, character comedy that combines classic 80’s kitsch with the eccentricity of summer camp movies. The iconic rockstar Shayne’s Mom , has been crossing crossing ...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Just Jokes COMEDY 
AUG 5-14, 16-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
A free daily showcase of some of the finest comedy acts at The Fringe. From TV names to festival favourites. Sold out show (2013, 2014, 2015) Previous acts from Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, John...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

101 Comedy Club COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
'Funny. Fast. Free' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've b...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Amazing Probably COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free 
Sid Singh isn't the first guy you think of when you think 'Amazing', but so what? What're you, an expert? No? Then chill out dude. Sid's funny as hell so come watch his free show every day. Then go do...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Damian Clark Can't Slow Down COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 19:45 (60 min) - free entry 
Nominated for The New Barry Award the Aussie crackerjack returns with his brand new hurricane hour of stand up. Don’t miss this firm festival favourite. 'The world’s wittiest machine gun. Let yoursel...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Board Game Smackdown COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
A game show about games. Join award winning comedian and UK board gaming champ James Cook and his guests as they battle it out for tabletop supremacy and your enjoyment. Games being used may include ...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection COMEDY 
AUG 5-27 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Pun-Man 2: Girls Just Wanna Hear Puns COMEDY 
AUG 5-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
UK Pun Champion Leo Kearse, aka Pun-Man, is here to save humanity from observational comedy with another pun party! If you like award-winning stupid jokes, interactive punning and a confused lycra-cla...
Espionage / Pravda 

Nathan Cassidy: 42 COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 17-28 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free 
Malcolm Hardee Award nominee and Best Show Winner at the Buxton Fringe 2014 (and nominee 2015). The audience chooses a set list of 10 ideas from 42 options creating infinite different shows. Can happ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  
20:00

Biddy Mulligan's Live Music MUSIC 
AUG 4-28 at 20:00 (240 min) - Free 
Enjoy a night of bands, with a selection of different bands and styles each night at Biddy Mulligans. Sit back and enjoy the music, or get up and dance the night away to some of the best bands around....
Biddy Mulligans / Main Bar 

Jeff Seal: The Goddamn Truth COMEDY 
AUG 4-21, 23-28 at 20:00 (45 min) - Free 
Truth is relative, sure, but as far as I’m concerned I’ve got this sh*t figured out. My show is based around the premise that my opinions – true or not – are the goddamn truth. What is truth anyway? Y...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Andy Field: Roar COMEDY 
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 20:00 (50 min) - Free 
Mahatma Ghandi, Dr Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Jesus, Andy Field, Barack Obama, Jon Bon Jovi, Albert Einstein. Inserting himself into lists of people is just one of Andy Field's several talent...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

The Unflappable Troy Hawke COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free 
Amused Moose Best Show Nominee 2011, 2013 GQ Top Ten show 2012 Milo McCabe's comedic creation Troy Hawke is returning to Edinburgh! As a naif homeschooled 1930's time capsule of a man he has understa...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Anti-White PC Mangina ACTIVATE! COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 20:00 (0 min) - Free 
Dick Coughlan thought he was a good guy. That was until he met the Internet and soon found out he was actually an evil, ball-less, genocidal, race-traitorous bastard! Now, after 7 years, even he doesn...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  

Stephen Carlin: TV Comeback Special COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free 
Bet you didn’t even know he’d been away? Well after the debacle of his last TV appearance, rehab & a failed marriage, Stephen Carlin is back! Catch him now before he dies some place on a toilet seat. ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Superhero Secret Origins : SPECIAL EDITION COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
It’s back! The interactive comic book knowledge bomb. Part stand-up, part lecture, part madness, all superhero. Learn things you never thought you didn't know about our favourite comic book heroes. '...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

Is This Part of The Show? COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-23 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
Emily is an actor. A professional actor... At least, that’s what she tells her friends when they visit from Nottingham. London life has turned into an endless cycle of castings for token asians, terri...
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room 

Gagster's Paradise COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free 
Welcome to Gagster's Paradise, a place preferable to Gangsta's Paradise as it isn't threatening and doesn't contain Coolio. The three acts are... Anthony Wright, a dark (both figuratively and literal...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Fraser Geesin: Jack Of All Polymaths COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Attached is the copy for the show as requested. Please publish verbatim as this entertaining hour is about my true, modern, multi disciplined genius; I don’t want any silly mistakes at your end damag...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Matt Price : Poltroon COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Everything you wanted to know about cowardice but were too afraid to ask! Cornish Giant Matt Price believes that cowardice is given a bad press. This standup storytelling show is a celebration of pol...
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room 

Tom Houghton COMEDY 
AUG 22-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Tom Houghton brings you his work in progress show to the Edinburgh Fringe. Come and watch him ring out the knots, strum away the dodgy chords and trail out a bunch of routines. As 1/5 of Improv comedy...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

You're Welcome COMEDY 
AUG 17-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Eryn and Luke have a show. You're welcome. Never heard of them before? Well now you have. You're welcome. Like mellow self deprecating, verging on dark humour? Yes? Well we've got that, you're welcome...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

We are all C**ts COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
(NATYS Finalist 2015, Comedy Cafe Finalist 2013) Ashley Haden takes his dark political eye and focuses it on the world for his début hour at Edinburgh. In a world of niceties 'We are all C**ts' will ...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Chris World COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
Fresh from it’s 14 night debut in Australia, and a sold out performance at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, this will be of Henry’s biggest Fringe yet with his brand new show 'Chris World'. The formula f...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Sarah and Saskia with Comedy Chums COMEDY 
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free 
A fun-packed hour of stand-up where Saskia Preston and Sarah Iles bring along their comedy chums to have you laughing your bellies off. Saskia and Sarah haven't been able to avoid making such great s...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

James Loveridge: Castles In The Sand COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - FREE 
Ever had a memory so embarrassing you felt sick just thinking about it? Well James has and is dealing with it the only way he knows how, by telling as many people as possible and having them laugh at ...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Aatif Nawaz: Aatificial Intelligence  COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - FREE ENTRY 
Lazy journalists beware! Aatif Nawaz returns to the Edinburgh Fringe and aims his gag-gun squarely at the buzzfeed generation. Shallow news, poor sources, irresponsible journalist and our scarily naiv...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  
21:00

Joke Thieves COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
It's Comedy Set Swapping LIVE! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'. Chortle Awards Winner 2015 - Best Club Show London, Top 5 comedy shows of 2014 (List). Top ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room 

Amir Khoshsokhan: Shhhhhh COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
Debut hour from Amir Khoshsokhan. So You Think You're Funny Finalist, BBC New Comedy Award finalist, Time Out's One to Watch, Independent's One to Watch and The Piccadilly Comedy Club's New Comedian ...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

How can I Drive to a Gig with a Jakey on my Bonnet? COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
All he had to do was drive 55 miles to perform a stand up set at a golf club dinner, follow the instructions about appropriate language and pick up a cheque. What could possibly go wrong? Bruce Fummey...
Espionage / Pravda 

How can I Drive to a Gig with a Jakey on my Bonnet? COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
All he had to do was drive 55 miles to perform a stand up set at a golf club dinner, follow the instructions about appropriate language and pick up a cheque. What could possibly go wrong? Bruce Fummey...
Espionage / Pravda 

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe COMEDY 
AUG 5-27 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free 
See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. Two shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 13t...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Circumcision COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - FREE 
* * * * * - Arts Award Voice A show all about sex, sexuality and gender...all wrapped up in knob jokes! Award winning comedian Dave Chawner in this show that will ''make you think as well as laugh'' B...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Archie Maddocks - Shirts vs Skins COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
This is the debut show of award winning comedian and fiendishly good-looking dynamo love guru* Archie Maddocks. Being mixed race, he’s always felt a pressure to pick a team. Join him as he explores th...
Espionage / Mata Hari 

Comedy Boxing COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 17-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
The Olympic spirit of competition is here! Comedy Boxing features Australian industry heavyweights Sam Kissajukian (AUS) and Kyle Legacy (UK) as mortal enemies who go head to head over five rounds. Ea...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Mae Martin: Work In Progress COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
Mae Martin (BBC Radio 4, Live from the BBC, Russell Howard's Good News) improvises a brand new hour every night as she develops her new show. A chaotic blend of stand up, songs, special guests, and au...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Lloyd Langford: Rascal COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free 
Lloyd Langford: Fun & Sustenance A brand spanking new (and free) stand up comedy show about taking your pleasure where you can find it. Will contain jokes about the weather, gangs and what to do if y...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  

99 Club Stand-Up Selection – Free COMEDY 
AUG 5-28 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free 
Proud to support the Free Festival, The 99 Club brings a selection of some of the best comics at the Fringe. Four different comics perform every day, and quality is guaranteed as The 99 Club has won B...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Tiny Horse Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free 
Tiny Horse Comedy. Is anything funnier than a tiny horse? Yes - these daily line-ups! Spend an hour of your life with a handful of wildly different comedy acts, all seamlessly linked by a handful of b...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 
22:00

#BiggerThanKanye COMEDY 
AUG 4-18, 20-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
A look at the most embarrassing moments of Kevin's life centering on his remarkably funny story telling. Without wanting to commit blasphemy, his style is similar to Billy Connolly that has a laid bac...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Reality Check COMEDY 
AUG 13-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
BBC New Comedy Award finalist Athena Kugblenu has an opinion on everything. Come listen to her unique and hilarious take on everything from relationships to politics. Whether you agree or disagree, h...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

The Voice of Ray COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 17-21, 23-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Ray’s dead. But people keep impersonating his voice. This irritates spirit-Ray. He can’t rest in peace. Watch a mundane ghost-man go on a crazylicious adventure to silence his vocal legacy. (legacy)… ...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

My big dick is making me thirsty COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Well, once again the festival deadline’s fast approaching and your ever so humble narrator, Old Matty-boy Finlayson’s writing his own blurb (in the 3rd person, which let’s be honest does make him ((me...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Adele and Tom's First Birthday Party! COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Comedians Adele Cliff and Tom Mayhew are hosting a birthday party and you're all invited. There will be ice cream, party games and probably a tantrum or two. They've invited lots of exciting special g...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Cocaine and Potatoes COMEDY 
AUG 14-18, 21-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
A Colombian/Irish/Englishman takes on identity, the world and why you have to get out in the world and try a Japanese toilet. An upbringing on a staple diet of cocaine and potatoes will take its toll,...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Nev: Guts COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
“Guts” is the angry new comedy show from angry young comedy-man Nev ("ever versatile- The Skinny) When you start in stand up it’s often said that you’ve taught the comedy bug, but after 5 years Nev ...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

Kara Sevda THEATRE 
AUG 22-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free 
Nuclear winter has descended upon the globe. The last train out of Paris is boarding. But not everyone will be drawn in the lottery. When Celia and Rhys find themselves awaiting the lottery results on...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Guerilla Aspies - become autistic with Paul Wady (2nd year at the fringe). SPOKEN WORD 
AUG 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
JOIN THE NEW NORMAL. What made Saga Noren in The Bridge great? Her autism, that's what. Back for a full three week run of mass neurodiversity audience conversion, Autistic, corporate trainer, fil...
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room 

BattleActs! Improvised Comedy COMEDY 
AUG 5-14, 16-28 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi-five star late-night comedy party show that has performed to rave reviews around the country. The show sees two teams of fearless improvisers pitched against eac...
Espionage / Pravda 

Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free 
Four top-quality fowl-mouthed acts, hand-plucked from around the festival. For the poultry sum of a bucket contribution on eggsit. Guaranteed to be clucking funny.  ...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

Bad Things, Right Reasons COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
Haven’t you always wanted to be bad? Evan Desmarais asks this question in his second solo show while exploring the concepts of good and bad, and right and wrong. Living his life with eternal optimism ...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Head Sets COMEDY 
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
Comics losing their heads and performing with no bodies. This brand new show brings a mixed-bill of the best comics from the Fringe who perform in the U.K. and international comedy circuits...all deli...
Espionage / Kasbar 

This Belongs to George Osbourne COMEDY 
AUG 4-13, 15-28 at 22:30 (45 min) - Free 
Sit back and relax as we honour today’s real comedic geniuses - our very own tax-shirking, pig-pumping Westminster massive! Come join in a celebration of the absurdist joy that is Britain in century ...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

City Cafe Late Nite and Free COMEDY 
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 22:30 (60 min) - FREE TICKETED 
Classic late show Festival comedy fare. Ivor Dembina **** (Guardian) hosts a different line-up every night. Comedians showcasing Edinburgh show extracts, others performing their club stuff and some ju...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Improv Jam COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free 
The hottest jam ever to happen at 10.30pm in the White Horse on the Mile. The best comedians, improvisers and comedy minds at the fringe assemble to let their hair down and see what happens. Hosts Tam...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  

Shaggers COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 22:45 (75 min) - Free 
The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. ‘A tour de force of lau...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 
23:00

Comedian's guide to Autism - Rice Krispies with Ketchup COMEDY 
AUG 20-28 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free 
A Comedian's guide to Autism - Rice Krispies with Ketchup. Kirk Smith is the father of a 17 year old severely autistic son. This show is a glimpse into his world and touches all all of Kirk's carrie...
Bar 50 / The Alcove 

The Free Festival Nightclub @ Espionage NIGHTCLUBS 
AUG 4-28 at 23:00 (360 min) - Free 
Five Floors of Fun, every night of the Fringe until 5am. Top tunes, cheesy classics, dance floors and bars to let you party the night away at the Fringe's ultimate all-night party destination. ...
Espionage / Minus One 

Not Trying To Be A Dick COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free 
Daniel Muggleton is an Australian comic based in Sydney making his debut at The Free Festival in Edinburgh. He's performed all over Australia and in London, New York & Berlin. Now he's bringing his be...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

Ronnie & Jonny: Friends Disunited THEATRE 
AUG 21-26 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Even at their peak, Ronnie and Jonny were a pretty crap comedy duo. But at least they were friends - until they fell out five years ago. Jonny went on to achieve career highs of standing in for Mystic...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

A+ Underachiever COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free (book a FREE ticket to guarantee entry) 
“The comedy surprise discovery of this year’s Fringe” ★★★★ AdelaideNow.com.au “Goes for the jugular... a breath of fresh air from the usual japes” -TODAYonline After a suc...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

Foxdog Studios COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Surreal computer consultants push interactive technology further than anyone’s ever bothered. Join Foxdog Studios on a journey through their latest inventions: use your smartphone to draw your avatar,...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

RLB: Real Life Broadcasting COMEDY 
AUG 21-28 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
Life in the office, it is dull. Spending hours making an excel sheet under the crushing fluorescent lights. Endless paperwork. Endless bureaucracy. But what if ordinary life had all the extraordinary ...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Death and the Data Processor THEATRE 
AUG 21-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
“That’s Barry. His crime? He had the world’s largest illegal monkey collection. He only had one monkey, but it was very big.” When Ian ‘accidently’ kills two of his co-workers he embarks on a journe...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

Robom and Goremorrah COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
An anarchic double-header from two multi-award winning comedians, Robom and Goremorrah features Rob Mulholland (Beat the Frog World Series Winner 2015, Hilarity Bites Northeast New Comedian of the Yea...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Pigeons and things COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:15 (30 min) - Free 
The first ever Hungarian comic to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe, Ambrose takes on pertinent issues, such as immigration, homophobia and pigeons*. You will of course have heard him be described as t...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 

This Is Our Summer Holiday COMEDY 
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free 
This Is Our Summer Holiday: Saskia Preston and Sophie Henderson are using up every day of their annual holiday allowance to do their jokes for you. There’s mention of love, sex, awkward encounters wit...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

The Wimps Show COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
The West End's resident improv troupe The Wimps Show bring their trademark fast paced hilarious musical improvised comedy to Edinburgh Fringe 2016 - for free! The team behind The Wimps Show graduated...
Moriarty's / Cellar 

Andy Stedman's Big Silly Mash-Up COMEDY 
AUG 4-19, 22-28 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free 
Andy Stedman's Big Silly Mash-Up is an hour of comedy (including an audience game with a very serious and valuable prize) for anyone with a mischievous sense of fun. Each night audiences can see a mix...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

The only ALL Easter European Show in Edinburgh COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
For too long Eastern Europe has just been of a strategical interest to the big powers of the World. Eastern Europeans, like any other people, would like to be appreciated for who they are, and not for...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

ACE - Amsterdam Comedy in Edinburgh COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
The flourishing Amsterdam comedy scene comes to Edinburgh with a bang, a bash and a bootilicious bounce. This motley crew of born-again cloggies have roots in Egypt, Ireland, Italy, the UK, the US, Ru...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Irish Comedy - No Safe Space COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
If you are interested in non family-friendly comedy, where being off your tits on alcohol, Irn Bru and deep fried Mars Bars is a minimum audience requirement, then Irish Comedy Carnage is where you ne...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Meehan, Duggan & Guests COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free 
Foster's Award winning comedians James Meehan (Gein's Family Giftshop and Funz and Gamez) and Will Duggan (Funz and Gamez) present to you a showcase of the best comedians at the Fringe. Each night see...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  

THE NAMASTE REPUBLIC COMEDY 
AUG 22-28 at 23:55 (40 min) - Free 
Nishant Tanwar is a stand-up comedian and has performed across the globe. He loves to talk about how his home country is different from the first world. He has performed in USA, UK, Australia, Canada,...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 
0:00

Hate N Live COMEDY 
AUG 4-27 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free 
Hate N Live is fresh of two full capacity Edinburgh runs first year at the Espionage, last year at Sin., We recently had two sell out London show at the Comedy Theatre and also Angel comedy. We've als...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber 

Sameer Khan - At the Zoo COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free 
Tired of watching middle class white males try to be funny? Come watch a middle class brown male (who grew up in a white society) try to be funny! Sameer Khan, an American living in Cambridge, provide...
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room 

The Todd and Molly Show: Welcome to LA LA Land COMEDY 
AUG 16-28 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Described by Stage Scene LA as "quite possibly the funniest variety show in town" Molly O'Leary and Todd Heughens return with their new show Todd and Molly: Welcome to LA LA Land. The LA-based doubl...
48 Below / The Basement Bar 

Arielle Dundas: Moppet of Chaos COMEDY 
AUG 4-26, 28 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Have you ever misplaced your copy of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Has your mother ever sent you an email labeled “Dog Genitalia”? Are you always crashing into people, things, and figments of...
Southside Social / Upstairs 

THIS IS BUSINESS COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS “One of the weirdest, funniest nights at the Fringe.” - Mike Aherne, National Theatre actor.BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS...
The Cellar Monkey / The Cellar 

FREE THE DOLPHIN COMEDY 
AUG 16-21, 23-28 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
FREE THE DOLPHIN - Show Description The dolphin -- a remarkably intelligent animal with uncommon sensitivity, full of wonder and curiosity. A creature fascinating to humankind, much loved, but ulti...
The Crags Bar / Upstairs 

Best Of Teknicolour Smoof (with Roger Swift) COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Shropshire's independent comedy club finally comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe featuring six great comedians with a different line up every night but always headlined by Telford's own award winni...
The Free Sisters / The Marquee 

Redmond, Cook and Bagshaw: The Smooth Hour COMEDY 
AUG 8-11, 14-18, 21-25 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
19 year old Scott Redmond doesn't want to die, but is aware as a young person in the world of entertainment he's lucky if he has another five years left in him. Award-nominated comedian Scott Redmond ...
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room 

The Ukeladeez : Gin Bunnies CABARET 
AUG 19-28 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free 
Two Ladies who like tea, cake, gin and playing the ukulele. We live together, own a fat blind cat and wear comfortable shoes. Yes, The White Stripes of the ukulele scene - "Are they/aren't they?" And ...
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar  

Panicky Tack COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
Improvised Musical Comedy Panicky Tack aren't like all those other rubbish bands who have to write their songs before they sing them - We make them up on the spot! With a little help from some sugg...
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room  

The Madness In My Method COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free 
Michael Porter brings his first hour long solo show to the Edinburgh fringe, with his high energy and addictive personality Michael will take you on a journey of nonsense. "Highly recommended" -Three ...
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap 
1:00

George McGoldrick: Hot Milk COMEDY 
AUG 4-14, 22-28 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
If Kraftwerk did sketch comedy, it would sound something like George McGoldrick’s Hot Milk. In his first full-length solo show, incoming president of the Oxford Revue George McGoldrick combines absurd...
Cabaret Voltaire / Upstairs 

Curried Mustard COMEDY 
AUG 4-28 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Show about my life growing up in the deepest darkest parts of india, and being thrown into the west with no language, culture, looks, social skills or intelligence. ...
Espionage / Kasbar 

Richy Sheehy: People are Strange COMEDY 
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Amsterdam's soaring Irishman Richy Sheehy delivers a satirical cocktail of musings and music - titled after the Doors classic hit, this Fringe debut show will bring you on a tour of the human conditio...
The City Café / City Two - Basement Bar  

Dont Panic COMEDY 
AUG 12-28 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free 
Having got so drunk I fell off the stage headlining Chortle Kombat in Leeds I decided to walk 6 miles in the rain to try and win back my Ex Girlfriend, I couldn't understand why a 17 stone, low self e...
The White Horse / The Back Lounge  

      

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