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Have a look through our selection of Shows! We are sure To have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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#BigDerryEnergy with Peter E Davidson

#BigDerryEnergy with Peter E Davidson

Comedy

#BigDerryEnergy with Peter E Davidson

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 3-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Top Derry comedian Peter E Davidson returns with his brand new fifth solo Edinburgh Fringe special. Tired of being mistaken for international comedian and celebrity sex plaything Pete Davidson, this year saw Peter E take a really long look at who he is and where he stands in an ever-increasing polarised world. All this culminated in an existential crisis while dressed as Santa at a Christmas event where a kid stared deep into his soul and asked ‘are you fake?’ Damn it kid. In so many ways. In so many ways. So, join Pete on a rip-roaring midlife crisis with 80% less leather jackets a...


(High) Altitude- Laura McMahon

(High) Altitude- Laura McMahon

Comedy

(High) Altitude- Laura McMahon

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 4-6, 8-9, 11-13, 15-16, 18-20, 22-23, 25-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

BAFTA crew Director and Award Winning Stand up Laura McMahon is working out a new show about different levels of consciousness and the show is set on a plane. In some ways it's about the journey not the destination but for you to experience the journey of the show you have to show up to the destination to see it. Laura McMahon has worked with BBC3, Comedy Central, Won the Edin TV Fest's Tew Talent Award, performed a sell out run at the fringe and this year performed at the London Literature Festival. 'As a performer, she's a natural. Looking round at the crowd, they were hooked' (B...


00:01 to Elaunch - the immersive Muskperience

00:01 to Elaunch - the immersive Muskperience

Comedy

00:01 to Elaunch - the immersive Muskperience

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 10-13 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed
AUG 13 at 14:45 (35 min) - Free & Unticketed

Audience liked this interactive Elon Musk show last year. More material has been added (he's had a VERY busy year). You'll colonise Mars, send tweets, and generally live Elon's best life....


1's To Watch

1's To Watch

Comedy

1's To Watch

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

As seen on Channel 4, BCC and Netflix. Watch the best up-and-comers on the comedy scene. From TV acts to award-winning standups. "The gem of the Free Fringe" North West End. "Heart-warming and hilariously self aware standup" Edfringe Review....


10,000 Ideas

10,000 Ideas

Comedy

10,000 Ideas

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

The Sydney Fringe Comedy Award winner is back with a show about...?? Robyn and her audience select the stories and ideas explored, making each show unique and sure to be 'a smashing success' ****½ (OutInPerth.com)....


100% C*ntintental

100% C*ntintental

Comedy

100% C*ntintental

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 3-27 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Can British people even be immigrants? Can Americans get deported from countries? What even is Europe after being dumped by the UK? These global comedians are putting their lives (or at least their dignity) on the line to find out. 100% Cuntinental is a stand-up comedy mix show, unpacking the experiences of international women adjusting to life, love and paperwork on the wonderful continent of Europe. Find out if it's really true the French are sexy, the Germans are humourless and why we should care about Luxembourg (we shouldn’t). Get ready to meet some hilarious international c*nts! ...


1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5.00

Embark on a wildly entertaining journey with our stand-up comedy game show, where comedians go head-to-head, turning childhood traumas into comedic gold. As the audience, you decide which comedian had the most hilarious and challenging upbringing . The competition has 3 rounds. Round 1: Comedians do a five-minute stand-up set, regaling you with tales of their family and childhood escapades. Round 2: Witness the comedians' improvisational prowess as they reenact a family argument scene. Round 3: Based on the Improv game "Scenes we'd like to see", with family topics, it will be a list ...



101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 15:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham, UK Pun Championship Winner 2016, Joke of the Fringe Winner 2016, 2021 and 2022, delivers over 100 clean jokes in 30 mins. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. "Flashes of genius" ★★★★ (Chortle) Featuring guest spots from some of the best joke tellers on the circuit....


101 Comedy – Club Free

101 Comedy – Club Free

Comedy

101 Comedy – Club Free

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed
AUG 3-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

'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 been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. All our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique carbon off-set scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. 'Original, likeable, great timing and hilarious delivery' (Dan Kington, Danny's Comedy Club). ...


101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5
AUG 3-27 at 17:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham, UK Pun Championship Winner 2016, Joke of the Fringe Winner 2016, 2021 and 2022, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. "Flashes of genius" ★★★★ (Chortle) Featuring guest spots from some of the naughtiest joke tellers on the circuit....


101 Psychos: We turn Insanity into Hilarity

101 Psychos: We turn Insanity into Hilarity

Comedy

101 Psychos: We turn Insanity into Hilarity

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Sanity? Overrated! Let your inner psycho run wild! Our lineup of audacious comedians takes on the wild world of mental health with humor, wit, and raw honesty. From neuroses to breakdowns, we're laughing our way through the chaos. With a daily rotating lineup, you'll never run out of reasons to chuckle, chortle, and snicker at the wonderfully twisted world of mental health. Host by Moni Zhang, founder of Berlin Mental Health Festival....


129.5 Steps to Autistic Success

129.5 Steps to Autistic Success

Comedy

129.5 Steps to Autistic Success

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Being diagnosed with autism just over a year ago might just be the best thing that happened to Stags. Join him as he shares laughs and adventures and his ambitious 129.5-step plan for success....


1998: A Walking Disaster – Anxiety, Absurdity, Airfryer

1998: A Walking Disaster – Anxiety, Absurdity, Airfryer

Comedy

1998: A Walking Disaster – Anxiety, Absurdity, Airfryer

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 11:35 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

"Are you an anxious person ? Join Mihai Tartara, a failed software developer now turned comedian, as he stumbles into a vortex of awkward situations in his troubled journey from his eastern European homeland to the western paradise. From his first failed kiss to his near-death first flight experience, this narrative driven show is packed with witty one-liners, captivating stories, terrible drawings and hilarious puppetry. Finalist Berlin New Stand-up Award 2022. 'Unique perspective' (TheWeeReview.com) " Who is Mihai Tartara ? Mihai Tartara it's a stand-up comedian and a bad software devel...



2 Funny Feckers

2 Funny Feckers

Comedy

2 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

2 Funny Feckers brings you 60 minutes of non-stop craic from two hilarious comics seen on RTE, BBC, and ITV – Wes Dalton and Sergi Polo (the lads behind sellout show 4 Funny Feckers). Hosted by Wes, an international Irish comedian returning with tales of his Asian comedy tour/mid-life crisis and featuring Sergi, an award-winning, one-liner comic and internet sensation. This is an amazing hour of comedy with something for everyone: spine-tingling crowd work, cheekiness ans stories from Wes, plus ingenious one-liners from Sergi. The craic is back! ...


2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger – Kirsty Munro

2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger – Kirsty Munro

Comedy

2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger – Kirsty Munro

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-27 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Slut Drop it like it's hot! Join Kirsty for a fun-packed show as she chats about sexy times, nights out and starting a fight with a yoga instructor. "You will absolutely love her". Who Knows Comedy. "Kirsty's energy is infectious and you're hooked from the start. Proper solid jokes too." Jack Gleadow. "Thigh slappingly good". Ross, audience review Ed Fringe 2022....


2.7 Men – Louis George, Will Scambler and Louisa Corr

2.7 Men – Louis George, Will Scambler and Louisa Corr

Comedy

2.7 Men – Louis George, Will Scambler and Louisa Corr

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-15 at 12:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

These three rising stars of the London comedy circuit have come to Edinburgh to do two things: blow their life savings on an Airbnb, and perform an hour of mind-melting stand-up comedy. And guess what? Their direct debit's just gone through... Join Louis George (SYTYF? semi-finalist); Will Scambler (Chortle Student Comedy finalist); and Louisa Corr (as seen in 'This Time With Alan Partridge') for this tantalising triple bill. There's something for everyone! And, thanks to the gender pay gap, you've got 3 acts for the price of just 2.7 men. ...


2023 Asian Daddy, Dead: Pitch-Black Humour Guaranteed!

2023 Asian Daddy, Dead: Pitch-Black Humour Guaranteed!

Comedy

2023 Asian Daddy, Dead: Pitch-Black Humour Guaranteed!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Emerging from the ashes of her father's death, Moni Zhang brings you a dark and hilarious comedy show that will leave you gasping for air. With twisted and taboo humor, she makes light of her traumatic past, mental-health struggles and her relationship with her dead daddy. Warning: Dark comedy zone! Enter at your own risk! Brace yourself for a wild ride! Winner: Berlin New Stand-up Award 2019. 'Beautiful storytelling but overtly sexual' (Scotsman). 'Moni Zhang’s storytelling abilities are profound' (Entertainment-Now.com). 'Moni is a very intelligent, funny, and great perfo...


22

22

Comedy

22

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-27 at 11:55 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

New Year! New You?! Come laugh with Brooke as she trips and falls, trying to make our world a better place - fighting time-space continuum, economy, patriarchy, fertility, generations, herself, and trying to get a decent date, while starring in her own mental pop culture x broadway musical. Punchy, poetic, nonsensical, yet logically sound, filled with observational humor, quick-wit, wordplay, New York Comedian & Moth StorySlam Champ’s rampant references will challenge and entertain as Brooke reports on, (and tries to understand): the state of the world, her dating life, ...


3 out of 4 Twats

3 out of 4 Twats

Comedy

3 out of 4 Twats

Comedy

Downstairs at Betty's / The Lounge
AUG 3-6, 10-13 at 23:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 17-20, 24-27 at 23:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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- Pay What You Can

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Kirsty Lynch and Jimi Longmuir present 3 out of 4 Twats, a late night mixed bill with two very special guests every evening. After a phenomenal run of sell out shows in Boteco Do Brasil for EdFringe '22 and a special one off performance in SSU The Venue for GICF 2023, 3 out of 4 Twats are returning to Edinburgh with Laughing Horse for EdFringe '23! Featuring many of the acts who have performed with us before and some new faces, 3 out of 4 Twats showcases exciting and hilarious voices of Scottish Stand Up! ...


3's Comedy: Afternoons

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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You’ve had a big lunch, now have a big laugh at 3’s Comedy: Afternoons. Each show will feature three of the best Australian comedians at the Festival for an hour of hilarious stand-up comedy. They've done stand-up on television, they've won awards, they've written for TV, they've sold out shows, they've gigged around the world and now they've arrived in Edinburgh to do comedy for you! "It's a funny show!" - Adelaide Advertiser. ...


3's Comedy: Late Nights

3's Comedy: Late Nights

Comedy

3's Comedy: Late Nights

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-27 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The night is young and 3's Comedy: Late Nights is here to make you laugh with an electrifying mix of crowd work and stand-up comedy. Every night up-and-coming Australian comics Peter Jones and Luka Muller get to know the audience and then introduce you to a very funny guest comedian friend of theirs. It's a guaranteed hour of laughs. (Luka Muller) “Undoubtedly one to watch.” – Herald Sun (Peter Jones) ”His comedy game is hitting all sorts of ridiculous high notes at the moment.” - Pedestrian.tv ...


3's Comedy: Mornings

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Start your day off with a laugh as 3's Comedy: Mornings. 3's Comedy brings together Luka Muller, Peter Jones & Ben Searle, three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. They've been seen on TV, they've been heard on the radio and they've been bumped into on public transport on the way to gigs all across the world. Searle, Muller and Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh. (Ben Searle) "An ocean of raw talent and innate sense for big laughs." - Pedestrian.tv (Luka Muller) "A lovely young man... making the most of that nice guy image you can on...


33 Years Single

33 Years Single

Comedy

33 Years Single

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 4-6, 8-9, 11-13, 15-16, 18-20, 22-23, 25-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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AUG 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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AUG 15 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Daniel Delby has been single for 35 years. He got his first girlfriend (for 3 months) at age 33. This is a show that explores the funny side of being rejected and learning all the new rules that come with having a partner. Relatable for anyone who has ever been in a relationship, or wants to! Ex High school teacher, current marriage celebrant, Sunday Singles Host, and best weekly comedy FRINGE WORLD award winner, Daniel brings an interactive and unique show featuring lots of crowd work, call-backs, freestyle raps, and love songs. "The always charming Delby promises non-stop laughs as he tal...


3AM Brain

3AM Brain

Comedy

3AM Brain

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 20:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A show about spending your day feeling fine before 3AM hits and the brain has its revenge. ...



3rd Rock From The Pun: Darren Walsh

3rd Rock From The Pun: Darren Walsh

Comedy

3rd Rock From The Pun: Darren Walsh

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 15-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Like puns? Like space travel? Of course you do. Join Darren for an hour of silly jokes and visuals as he takes us on a journey from the origins of life to our place in the universe. The first ever Fringe show created using Ai! Please only come if you like puns. Seriously, there's a lot of puns. Stuff like: “Black holes suck, big time". That kind of thing. ('Punbelievable!' ***** Mirror, Winner of Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, Joke of Leicester Comedy Festival and the UK's first Pun Champion) ...


4 Big Cs

4 Big Cs

Comedy

4 Big Cs

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 15-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Simon Hall has had a hell of a few years... 3 years ago, after a breakup, he made the mad decision to try stand-up comedy. He fell in love with performing and hasn't stopped since, even though life has desperately done everything it can to stop him. In this show, Simon details the journey he's been on from deciding to do stand-up. 4 Big Cs is the culmination of three years of hard work and tells Simon's story of COVID, comedy, cancer and some complete and utter cun... Winner of Laughterloft Gong Show, semi-finalist of West End New Act of the Year, Simon is taking the comedy world not by...


4 Funny Feckers

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Return of the craic! 4 Funny Feckers, a Fringe favourite, is hosted by cheeky comic Wes Dalton, "an Irish charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee". One of London's most popular stand-up comedy nights, we showcase four fantastic, different acts daily from Ireland and beyond. Devour the best of the fest for lunch. In 2017 Fringe, during some improvised crowd work, Wes managed to convince a crazy Dutchman to propose to his girlfriend on stage. The video went viral and the following year they returned to 4 Funny Feckers on Honeymoon. The craic is back!...


44 and Flippin' Furious

44 and Flippin' Furious

Comedy

44 and Flippin' Furious

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 21-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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44 and Flippin’ Furious - An honest and funny portrayal of a frustrated, forthright and fed-up father of 3. A wry and self-deprecating take on the challenges of being relevant as a middle-aged dad with teenage kids and an ever-increasing waistline. 44 and Flippin' Furious is based on Ben’s life, about his place not only in the world but in his own household, as the kids grow older and his opinions and relevance become less and less. He may not be over the hill, but he’s certainly teetering on the edge......


50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Comedy

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-27 at 10:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Show about family, taking risks, and embracing change. Michelle's a Canadian stand-up comedian who unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. She went to university and worked full-time, then one day was brought into the lunch room and laid off. The company was closing and she was out of a job. She thought: if you can be disappointed being practical, why not struggle with doing something you love? She used her severance package to try a new challenge, and that led her to her second city. The rest, as they say, is history!...


50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again!

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again!

Comedy

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again!

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 3-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Michelle's stand alone sequel to '50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh'. After her first show, a lot had changed in Michelle's life. She did a motorcycle comedy tour across Australia, Canada, and Europe, and learned how to play poker. Now she wants to share her latest adventures from down under, to Bonnie Scotland. She might not always make decisions that help her parents sleep, but she knows how to feel alive. An optimistic two-wheeled journey across continents, with a little dose of cheekiness, come join in, and let's laugh together!...


60 Minutes About Scotland

60 Minutes About Scotland

Comedy

60 Minutes About Scotland

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Vladimir McTavish and friends. "One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit" (Guardian) hosts a one-hour showcase of stand-up from North of the Border. Entertaining for Scots and visitors alike. Follows the 100% sell-out success in 2022 of 60 Minutes About Scotland...


666 Black Widows: The Web of Dark Comedy

666 Black Widows: The Web of Dark Comedy

Comedy

666 Black Widows: The Web of Dark Comedy

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-27 at 21:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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The night is dark and full of laughs with Black Widows, where the boldest female comedians come to push boundaries and tackle taboo topics. Expect a night of hilarity and a fresh, twisted perspective on life. All-female cast, different line-up every night! Hosted by the hilarious Moni Zhang, 2019 Berlin New Stand-up Award champ....



999 problems

999 problems

Comedy

999 problems

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 21-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Multi award winning Irish comedian Paul Marsh brings his new show about Firefighting, Marriage and turning 50 to the fringe this year after a sold out tour of Ireland. It's a mix of Music, stories, one liners and audience particaption. 'The King of one liners' - The Laughter Lounge, Dublin. 'Crams in more punchlines and Laughs than anyone else on the Irish comedy circuit' - The Wild Duck, Dublin 'The best gag merchant in Irish Comedy' - The International Comedy Club, Dublin ...


A Bookish Comedy Show

A Bookish Comedy Show

Comedy

A Bookish Comedy Show

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” – Terry Pratchett ★★★★★ - Dircksey Magazine ★★★★1/2 - Fourth Wall Media ★★★★ - Glamadelaide ★★★★ - Tulpa Mag “a collaboration of world class comedians talking about everything book related” – Westerly Magazine The book themed comedy show returns to Edinburgh for another year! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everything book related - it cou...


A Collection of Nothing

A Collection of Nothing

Comedy

A Collection of Nothing

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 20-27 at 14:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Kayvan Khazaee, Adrian Hanlon and a special guest will entertain you for an hour of stand up comedy. Kayvan Khazaee is a half Iranian, half Geordie who is also partially sighted. With an anecdotal style, he talks about cultural struggles being brought up in the North East, alongside battling life with a rare eye condition. Join Adrian for a good hearty laugh. Adrian is an observational comic with a mixed-race heritage that includes Irish traveller. His everyday comical observations, authentic anecdotes and razor-sharp joke telling rails against class stereotypes with tongue-in-cheek se...


A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Comedy

A Cut Above

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-27 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Fancy some razor-sharp wit? If so, this is for you. Hilarious, experienced comedians, Nik Coppin and Matt Price, host a variety of some of the best comedy acts from around the Fringe with new and established material. This isn't cut from the same comedy cloth as most showcases, this is A Cut Above. 'The best thigh-slapping, cackling laugh of a time I've ever had' ★★★★½ (FringeFeed.com.au) 'A solid comedy show well worth the ticket price. You will be in great hands with Nik and co' ★★★★ (FringeFeed.com.au)....


A Little Killing Hurts No One

A Little Killing Hurts No One

Comedy

A Little Killing Hurts No One

Comedy

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 20-27 at 17:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Libyan comedian returns to Edinburgh, 10 years after being rejected entry Ito Edinburgh, this time with his work-in-progress In "A little killing hurts no one", Mustafa Algiyadi manoeuvres through the European way of life from the lens of a Libyan Arab, longing so bad to be part of it, yet confronted with some cultural differences that makes it....confusing! If you are up for deconstructing people's behaviours, talk about war, religion, meditation, velvet sofas and to learn that maybe some killing is not so bad after all then you got to see this stand up comedy show and enjoy all that w...


A Little More Conversation a Little Less Action Please

A Little More Conversation a Little Less Action Please

Comedy

A Little More Conversation a Little Less Action Please

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-27 at 22:00 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Freya Mallard is back after her sellout fringe run of 2022 and she’s ready to conversate about everything! Freya has taken the comedy circuit by storm since she first stepped on the scene. As Heard on BBC radio 1, followed by thousands on Tiktok and gaining over 7 million likes for her hilarious comedy videos, featured on LadBible. Described by fellow comedian Josie Long as, "A wonderful and exciting new voice; silly, warm and super smart". The Scottish Field told readers, "Her smile and energy was infectious, telling stories and doling out punch lines with Charlotte Ritchie like -controlled ...


A Slice of ELVIS

A Slice of ELVIS

Comedy

A Slice of ELVIS

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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“A Slice of ELVIS” Join comedian Mike McAlpine on his fretful, compulsive and hilarious escapades as Elvis Tribute Artist “MIKELVIS”! Mike is a well-travelled journeyman on the international tribute circuit with 30 years of ETA experience. A wealth of passion for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll but none of the physical likeness provide Mike with plenty opportunity to observe from the festival sidelines and bring you, the viewer, his scathing, heartfelt and comical conclusions. ...


A Spaniard's Guide to Learning Shakespeare

A Spaniard's Guide to Learning Shakespeare

Comedy

A Spaniard's Guide to Learning Shakespeare

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Ever wondered what would happen if Alejandro Murrieta aka Zorro decided to become a Shakespearean actor at the Globe in London? Well, imagine if his son decided to do a show acting out all of Shakespeare's plays in Spanish - but without knowing any Spanish. ...



A* In The Making

A* In The Making

Comedy

A* In The Making

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Mark Row has had enough! After 17 years of teaching, he longs to escape the barrage of inane questions, the endless carousel of uninspiring classes, and the attitudes of kids that stink worse than their PE Kits. So whilst he taught, he toured, embracing a new life in the world of stand up comedy, and it turns out that a career built on having a laugh just to get through the class, has provided him with an 'outstanding lesson' in how to entertain! Whether you loved or hated your time I'm school, you're bound to enjoy an hour's detention with Mr Row. Grab your tickets early to be teacher's pe...


Aaaaaaaaaaaand My Favourite Album is, the Best of the Fringe

Aaaaaaaaaaaand My Favourite Album is, the Best of the Fringe

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaand My Favourite Album is, the Best of the Fringe

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-20 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

A compilation show of several of the comedy circuit’s best up and coming acts, hosted by award-winning Sachin Kumarendran; Comedy Writer for the Labour Party 2017 General Election Campaign, and star of BBC One's This is My House, Sachin was a Finalist in the national competitions Manford's New Act and Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year, and was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award. He is a regular at the UK’s top comedy clubs and the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as other national comedy festivals, with sell-out shows at Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham Comedy festivals. H...


Aaaaaand now! Teknicolour Smoof Comedy Club

Aaaaaand now! Teknicolour Smoof Comedy Club

Comedy

Aaaaaand now! Teknicolour Smoof Comedy Club

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-27 at 21:35 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Shropshire’s crazy named grass routes comedy club comes to the Edinburgh Fringe with a daily line up of 5 different comedians; Headlined by smoof founder the award winning prop pun nutcase Roger Swift (Dave’s Best Gag Of Fringe, UK Pun Finalist). Each day showcasing some of the clubs most regular performers (plus special guests) and with different line up every day there will always be something for everyone. ...


Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Hosted by Masai Graham, Joke of the Fringe Winner 2022, 2021 and 2016, UK Pun Championships 2016 Winner....


Aaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Aaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Comedy

Aaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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AUG 3-27 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase, including your award-winning host, Masai Graham Joke of the Fringe Winner 2022, 2021 and 2016, Winner UK Pun Champion 2016. Showcasing a different line-up every day featuring the best of the fest....


Abbas Wahab: Gracefully Balding

Abbas Wahab: Gracefully Balding

Comedy

Abbas Wahab: Gracefully Balding

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-27 at 00:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Fresh off his first comedy album, Abbas Wahab makes his Fringe debut with an original stand-up show about leaving the corporate world, poorly navigating your 30s, and balding.. before your dad. This Sudanese-born comedian solidified himself as one of Canada’s rising comedy stars after a sold-out national tour and numerous TV appearances on shows like What We Do In The Shadows (FX), The Boys (Amazon Prime), and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+). 'It’s a smorgasbord of one-liners and great storytelling”'******(ByBlacks.com)....



Abi Clarke: Try Hard (Work in Progress)

Abi Clarke: Try Hard (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Abi Clarke: Try Hard (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 14:05 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Stand-up comedian and social media star Abi Clarke works on new jokes and material in an intimate venue, working to develop her first debut show and tour. Abi Clarke is a "hilarious and relatable" comic who performs stand-up across the country at some of the top comedy clubs in the UK and has just finished supporting Russell Kane on tour. She took to the internet in 2020 due to lockdown, and achieved remarkable success. She now has a total of 1.8M followers across Instagram, TikTok and Youtube and produces viral videos that have been shared by the likes of E! News, BuzzFeed, LADbible, Good...


Absolute Chaos

Absolute Chaos

Comedy

Absolute Chaos

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Think you can take down a comedian? Then come to Absolute Chaos: a drunk heckle comedy show, where YOU the audience are given free reign to heckle comedians - just be prepared to get heckled right back. Not for the faint of heart, get plenty of drinks in you and do your worst - the comedians are waiting for you. Hosted by the drunkest heckler of them all, Stuart Kennedy...


AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Don't miss this stand-up showcase featuring the best comedians from Australia and New Zealand at the Fringe, with host Daniel Muggleton (Tour support from Jim Jefferies, 'A foul-mouthed prophet' ***** The Adelaide Advertiser)....


Adam Bromley: Time Traveller

Adam Bromley: Time Traveller

Comedy

Adam Bromley: Time Traveller

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 16-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Adam Bromley, two-time Sony Award winner for radio comedy, is bringing his debut stand-up show to the Edinburgh fringe. Imagine you had a time machine, so you could travel back to the past to fix past mistakes? Dead or in prison - that’s what a close friend told Adam he expected would happen by the time he reached 40. Well, he made it past 40 without doing time, so that means there’s a lot of mistakes that he might want to fix. This new show promises a hilarious hour of stand-up from a comedian with fascinating stories to tell. It is a comedy show for anyone with any regrets… that’s everyon...


Adam Greene and Peter Bazely: Bi and Large – Bier and Larger

Adam Greene and Peter Bazely: Bi and Large – Bier and Larger

Comedy

Adam Greene and Peter Bazely: Bi and Large – Bier and Larger

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 10-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5
Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 3-9 at 15:10 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Comedians and chums Adam Greene and Peter Bazely bring you a brain-melting, browbeating, bro-mantic, booze-fuelled Standup comedy show. Full of special guests and laughs a plenty. As seen on BBC, BT Sport and Tiktok. 5 Stars - Cambridge Footlights When the two multi award winning comedians Adam Greene and Peter Bazely decided to form comedy super group Bi and Large, they knew it would be a hit but nothing prepared them for the success that lay ahead. Oft cited as the definitive comedy duo, their growth has outreaches their grasp. With more bookings than anyone can handle, they’ve decided th...


Adam Greene and the Diet of Destiny

Adam Greene and the Diet of Destiny

Comedy

Adam Greene and the Diet of Destiny

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Multi-award nominated comedian, Adam Greene follows up his sell-out debut Edinburgh hour with an all new approach to how to get ahead in life. Talking quick fixes for self improvement, clean living and long term mental well being, has he unlocked the secret to maximum gain from minimum effort? Join him in this full-fat stand up show as he finds out "Definitely one to keep tabs on," Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard “Solid, makes an easy connection with the audience,” Steve Bennett, Chortle Warm up for ITV Studios Regular at some of the biggest comedy clubs in Britain As seen on BT Sport As ...


Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 7: Big O asks: What is sexy?

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 7: Big O asks: What is sexy?

Comedy

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 7: Big O asks: What is sexy?

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 16-20 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Olivia is delighted to present her 2nd hour of comedy. In this show, she introduces herself to the world and explores the topic of sexy-ness. She asks and will answer: What is sexy? in a new one-of-a-kind comedy show. She will take you on a journey to help you understand it better and to emulate it yourself... ...



African-ish

African-ish

Comedy

African-ish

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 3-27 at 00:25 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Between his crazy offgrid lifestyle, the struggle of goldfish in aquariums and his admiration for indigenous fashion choices, Ambrose Uren shares his original South African story in a standup comedy show full of unexpected twists. Come and bear witness to the hilarity as the charming comedian challenges his own African-ishness using sharp wit and engaging storytelling....


Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Comedy

Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 21-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

The Ageing Folks Are Back! After a sell-out run at the 2022 Fringe, your favourite comedians over 40 return to entertain you. We may be worn down by life, but we can't wait to stand in front of you again and regale you with our relatable tales. Assuming the dodgy knees don't give out and we can actually stand up. Yes, arthritis banter, menopause gags, rants about the kids - we've got all these and more. As long as we don't forget who we are and where we are. Never mind, eh, we can all have a laugh about it. It's only an hour, so you won't even need your Tena Pads. But bring them just in case y...


AI Jesus – Peter Bazely with Special Guest(s)

AI Jesus – Peter Bazely with Special Guest(s)

Comedy

AI Jesus – Peter Bazely with Special Guest(s)

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

After a decade of writing jokes, Bazely is out of ideas. Will Artificial Intelligence help write him a relatable Stand-up comedy show? “Peter Bazely is the future of British comedy" - Sofie Hagen In a world where artists are worried computers will take their jobs, Bazely is hoping this A.I will do just that. ‘...like a low energy Stewart Lee’ - ReviewsHub Laconic minimalist Bazely offers up a Tarantino’esque Stand-up Comedy trip with Musical Comedy; crowd interaction and killer one-liners. ‘That was great, are you really on mushrooms?’ - Tony Law 'BAZELY, BAZELY, BAZELY!' - ...


Aidan Jones: Adult Adoption

Aidan Jones: Adult Adoption

Comedy

Aidan Jones: Adult Adoption

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-27 at 13:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

I never met my biological father. My Mum and step-Dad raised me from age 2. After my 32nd birthday he adopted me so I could get a UK visa. Wild, hey? I thought so too. As seen in his debut stand-up special 'Taco' on Amazon Prime. 'Punchlines that will leave you laughing for days on end... this is what an extremely well-crafted comedy set looks like. ★★★★★' Adelaide Advertiser 'One of the cleverest minds on the Aussie comedy circuit. ★★★★½' The West Australian 'He's a masterful storyteller... the warmest I've felt this festival. ...


Aidan Jones: The Morning After

Aidan Jones: The Morning After

Comedy

Aidan Jones: The Morning After

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

I quit drinking in 2019. I thought it would solve all of my problems – I was wrong. From racist computers, to humiliating photos, to being yelled at by thousands of Colombians on the internet – I could've used a drink, but I don't miss the morning after. As seen in his debut stand-up special 'Taco' on Amazon Prime. 'Punchlines that will leave you laughing for days on end... this is what an extremely well-crafted comedy set looks like. *****' (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'One of the cleverest minds on the Aussie comedy circuit. ****½' (TheWest.com.au)....


AL! The Weird Tribute (And How Daniel Radcliffe Got Mixed Up in This Nonsense)

AL! The Weird Tribute (And How Daniel Radcliffe Got Mixed Up in This Nonsense)