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Free Festival Shows

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!


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time


Shows sorted by Show Name

101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each show 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).

Tokens to gain entry to this show available at the bar. We recommend arriving 30 mins before the show start time to avoid disappointme...


101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each show 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).

Tokens to gain entry to this show available at the bar. We recommend arriving 30 mins before the show start time to avoid disappointme...


3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

Comedy

3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 11:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

3's Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones, three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. As seen on the TV, as heard on radio and as bumped into on public transport on the way to gigs all across the world; Knox, Muller and Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh. (Adam Knox) "You''ll laugh ''til it hurts." - The West Australian (Luka Muller) "A lovely young man... making the most of that nice guy image you can only warm to." - Chortle (Peter Jones) "One of the best up-and-coming comedians at the festival. A near-flaw...


99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

Comedy

99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Andy Quirk, the UK’s Premier Rapper of First World Problems and his surly Lead Backup Dancer, Anna J, invite you to join their crew for a musical comedy show dealing with the inconsequential irks of modern living. Part concert / part group therapy session, with a genre-busting soundtrack paying homage to UK Garage, Scouse House, Funk, Eighties Synthpop, Nu Metal and more there’s room in the crew for everyone! ☆☆☆☆☆ - Bunbury Magazine. ☆☆☆☆ – Mumble Comedy. “You should be first in the queue for this” – Fringepig...


99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

Comedy

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

Proudly supporting the Free Festival with a different selection each day of four of the best comics at the Fringe. The 99 Club has won the Chortle Award for Best London Club for eight years running and has been featured on ITV, BBC Two and BBC Radio 4. We've been Critics' Choice or favourite in publications such as the Guardian, Time Out and the Daily Mirror....


A Booklover's Comedy Show

A Booklover's Comedy Show

Comedy

A Booklover's Comedy Show

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:35 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” - Terry Pratchett After a sellout run in it’s inaugural Edinburgh season the Booklover’s Comedy Show sensation is back! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everything book related - it could be anything from a kids book that scarred them for life to a time they partied with Salman Rushdie - whatever it is, if you like reading there'll be something for you. So if you’ve ever: - paused after reading something to take a moment and collect your...


A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber walk into a bar ...

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber walk into a bar ...

Comedy

A Jewish Sexagenarian and a Liverpudlian Plumber walk into a bar ...

Comedy

AUG 1-4 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

2 Shows 1 Gig. Henry Churniavsky (2019 Semi-Finalist in Mot so New Comedian of the Year, London)is a grumpy, sexagenarian. Can it get worse…yes he’s Jewish. Henry talks about getting through the mid-life crisis, but not without the scars. We won’t mention the affair…who catered (Jewish Joke) or the selling of the family car for the 2 seater sports car (classic mid-life crisis) Henry discusses marriage and how he met his wife. Being Jewrotic (Jewish Neurotic), Hypochondria (another Jewish disease) and a number of surgical procedures he had to go through to be at the Fringe. He will also dis...


A Many Splendored Thing

A Many Splendored Thing

Comedy

A Many Splendored Thing

Comedy

AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19, 22-23 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Feeling heartbroken? They say laughter is the best medicine! Throw in some music, and now you're really talking. Come join Rena Hundert on a healing musical journey from heartbreak to self-love....



A Night of Wikipedilove

A Night of Wikipedilove

Comedy

A Night of Wikipedilove

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

A Night of Wikipedilove is a unique musical comedy, a brand new, hour-long show where Noam Osband and Bianca Jaconetty sing original music about sex and love based on Wikipedia. They perform alongside a projector displaying videos, academic studies, and of course, Wikipedia articles. David Attenborough meets Tim Minchin in this musical seminar about kinky whales, fascists, and other deeply romantic topics Wikipedilove is a natural mix of Noam’s talents, as he’s a multi-instrumentalist and comedian who also has degrees from Harvard and Oxford, is a one-time Jeopardy champion and has a PhD i...


A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Spoken Word

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Spoken Word

AUG 15-19 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

2019... the economy has crumbled, politics has turned our society on its head, the apocalypse is here and what we need is a strategy to help us cope, survive and thrive. But most importantly of all, we need that strategy to be delivered to us through poetry. Join the Four Poets of the Apocalypse: Emma Ireland (Contributor to Runner-up 2018 Saboteur Awards), Spike Pike (Veterans for Peace UK), Sophie Sparham (Writing East Midlands, BBC Radio 4, Ted X Talks) and Mike Took (A real writing talent - EdFringeReview.com) for A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse because, let's face it, we are ...


A SIX STONES THROW AWAY FROM LOVE ISLAND

A SIX STONES THROW AWAY FROM LOVE ISLAND

Comedy

A SIX STONES THROW AWAY FROM LOVE ISLAND

Comedy

AUG 23-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Glen Maney gives his view on society today and the changes he's witnessed over the last 50 years, from the difference in toys to body image and tells us about his latest diet in his quest to be the oldest ever contestant on Love Island or was iT The Chase? ...


A Talking Therapist's Blues

A Talking Therapist's Blues

Spoken Word

A Talking Therapist's Blues

Spoken Word

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-23 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free Ticketed
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

Its raw. Its from the heart. It will enter your soul. Prepare to be bewitched! PoetTess is a Psychotherapist. She is also a Word Spinner. Accompanied by accomplished Blues musician, Isaac Bacon, she shares a spellbinding story of love and loss, life and death and above all, redemption. In defeat she learned to fly, you can too. Dark humour and punchy pros. Truly Inspirational. ...


A&E

A&E

Comedy

A&E

Comedy

AUG 17-25 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

A and E is a split show shared by Eleri Morgan and Aled Richards. During his already very busy schedule, life threw a heart attack at Aled, which he found to be most inconvenient. Everything had to be put on hold as he embarked on his darkly humourous journey to recovery. [His life was turned upside down as he played cardio top trumps, endured the rigours of cardio rehab and researched the link between heart attacks and sex.] "A masterful storyteller who shines a comedic light into the darkest corners!" Gary Slaymaker " A slick storyteller with lovely comedic timing." Phil Evans^...


A-Z Mental Health Atlas

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

Comedy

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

Comedy

AUG 1-2, 4-9, 12-14 at 12:30 (45 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Can't tell a psychiatrist from a psychic, a chainsaw-wielding-killer from someone with schizophrenia or a raging narcissist from the President of America? NHS shrink and award-winning comedian Benji Waterstones maps the psychiatric landscape and busts some myths along the way. Because our minds don't come with a satnav. Best Newcomer nominee Brighton Fringe 2018. "Perfect and hilarious" Buzzfeed...


A.C.I.D!

A.C.I.D!

Cabaret

A.C.I.D!

Cabaret

AUG 4-22, 24 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Alternative Comedy It’s Downstairs! is Leeds’ infamous, illicit alternative comedy night, known for packing basements full of comedy fans and putting on events that border on fever dreams. Come downstairs and join our cult. Expect music, silly games, and mad traditions, as each event strives to bring you the best in alternative talent, new and old. Bringing alternative comedy to all aspects of the night, you will see first 5’s, return guests, and even a house band (Ella-Jean). A.C.I.D! tested the waters of the fringe last year, hosting several shows as part of The HalliGalli hour. We are ba...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay, all held together by your host Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). ...



Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

Comedy

AUG 23 at 23:55 (120 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

It's the annual two-hour charity variety show filled with bizarre acts and very alternative comedy which includes the presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards....


Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:15 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (30 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs per minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). ...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh, It’s the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including your host, Wes Dalton. Showcasing a different line-up of fantastic acts every show.

Tokens to gain entry to this show available at the bar. We recommend arriving 30 mins before the show start time to avoid disappointment

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Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

UK Pun Finalist and Writer of one of Dave’s Best Jokes of the Fringe, Roger Swift, returns with his whirlwind roller coaster ride of non-stop corny jokes, puns, one-liners, wordplay, home made props and Powerpoint slides. Expect a shameless wazzock telling silly jokes, going out of his way to be daft. Do NOT expect someone taking himself seriously with slick observational comedy or cutting edge political satire, so groaning is encouraged. Think Tim Vine meets Lee Evans '' ***** - He's a demented genius'' Notts Comedy Review....


Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Seven comedians: you, the audience, decide their fate. Who goes? Who lasts the full five minutes? You decide! Just like Britain’s Got Talent, the audience will have the power to gong acts off! Each evening a different set of comedians will each try and entertain you for the full five minutes, but how far will they get? Only one can be crowned the winner. Brought to you by Teknicolour Smoof, Shropshire's independent comedy club and Free Festival....



Aaron Twitchen: Can't stop a rainbow

Aaron Twitchen: Can't stop a rainbow

Comedy

Aaron Twitchen: Can't stop a rainbow

Comedy

AUG 1-24 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

Sun, sea and stand-up. A comedy holiday special all about friendship, love and wine from Luisa Omielan tour support, Aaron Twitchen. Never let anyone try to keep you down; they can’t stop a rainbow if they can’t find the end of it. For anyone who ever loved, lost or left the country to get over it “Positive, fun, feelgood” (The Skinny)....


About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

AUG 3-4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18 at 11:00 (270 min) - £99/£89 (book 2 tickets, get 1 half price)
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Buy Tickets Here

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 performance in a Fringe show. All of the subjects during the two-days are covered with lively and interactive sessions. The subjects covered include material generation, joke writing skills, what makes comedians work, finding material, history of comedy, technical and general skills, market inf...


About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

AUG 20-21, 24-25 at 10:00 (270 min) - £99/£89 (book 2 tickets, get 1 half price)
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Buy Tickets Here

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 performance in a Fringe show. All of the subjects during the two-days are covered with lively and interactive sessions. The subjects covered include material generation, joke writing skills, what makes comedians work, finding material, history of comedy, technical and general skills, market inf...


About Time / Bully

About Time / Bully

Comedy

About Time / Bully

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 19:10 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A split bill comedy show featuring Thanyia Moore (Funny Women Award Winner 2018) and Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites New Act Winner 2018). About Time: Growing up is hard, but most people manage it. Sian Davies waited until she was 27 to grow up. Everyone agreed, it was about time. Bully: Was Thanyia Moore bullied? Or was she the bully? Join the Funny Women Award winner 2018 as she seeks to find the answer in this hilarious account of her childhood. Join these two rising stars on their sidesplitting journeys of self discovery....


Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Comedy

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

Comedy

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

★★★★ The Music, 2018. "Serious laughs" ★★★★½ Perth Happenings, 2018. "If you like funny, dirty standup you'll love Jez Watts" Onya Mag, 2019 "Delivery that transcends the room" Chortle UK, 2018 Fun, charming and playfully dirty, touring Australian comic and host of The Nasty Show Australia Jez Watts is back with a brand new hour of jokes, bits, stories & improvised songs for 2019. Completely sold out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 & 2018. "See Jez Watts whatever he does" Greg Fleet (Aus Comedy Legend) "Very funny" Joe Mande (Parks & Rec,...


AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

That's not an Australian comedy show, THIS IS AN AUSTRALIAN COMEDY SHOW! A sell-out hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and a monthly show in London, catch three of the best Aussie and Kiwi comedians at the Fringe. Last year's acts included: Alex Williamson, Alice Fraser, Laura Davis, Dilruk Jayasinha, Eli Matthewson, Ro Campbell & More! Daniel Muggleton is an Australian comedian based in London, he's a regular headliner at comedy clubs across the UK & Europe; he also hosts the cult podcast 'The Union Jack Off' about moving to the UK. ...


Acting Natural

Acting Natural

Comedy

Acting Natural

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

On his birthday George looked around and decided he was too strange, he needed to make a change. He had a year to learn how to act natural and he’s using anything he can to do it, from acting classes to yoga to cults. So if you've ever wondered: Is acting really that hard? Why is it so hard to do anything when people are looking? What do you do when you see someone you know in another car at traffic lights? Come along and find out. ***** (Dircksey.com.au). ****1/2 (FourthWallMedia.Wordpress.com). ****1/2 (Music)...


Adam Elmi's Late Night Comedy Show

Adam Elmi's Late Night Comedy Show

Comedy

Adam Elmi's Late Night Comedy Show

Comedy

AUG 1-24 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

A compilation show by up-and-coming comedian Adam Elmi. Fresh off supporting Tom Stade on his 2019 tour and also a semi finalist at the So You Think Youre Funny competition last year. Bringing you some of the best comics from the fringe as well as others youve never heard of....



ADHDave

ADHDave

Comedy

ADHDave

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:50 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Have you gone through your life thinking that something isn't quite right? That something is holding you back? Have you come to the conclusion that you're just not good enough? Well these were the thoughts that acclaimed new comedian Dave Fensome had, until at 42 years old he received a diagnosis of ADHD, and everything made sense. Very briefly, before he immediately started thinking about something else, obviously, probably a puppy. It's usually a puppy. Join Dave as he takes a darkly comic look back at his own life, going through his failures and successes, how thinking differently has be...


Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

Comedy

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 16:10 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen are stand-ups who have been inappropriately funny in public and have been told to get a room. He makes children cry at parties and she can’t stop talking about sex robots. She’s given up meat and now lives on cheese and he is from Switzerland, the original Brexit. A split bill stand-up show about love, modern life and the benefits of smoking. ★★★★ The Mumble “Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen” Canal-St “Always engaging” Chortle Material heard on BBC Radio 4 ...


Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

Comedy

Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

Comedy

AUG 1-10 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Steve's dad died last year of Alzheimers. There's nothing he can do about it except remember the way he was. Steve has also been deaf since his teens but has new hearing aids so now he's gone through all the music of his youth. It reminds him of his dad. There's nothing else for it but to defy dementia, with music, songs and laughter. Laugh, cry, sing along if you want. If you like bittersweet comedy about deafness and memory loss then this is the show for you. Previous shows were rated ***** (Chortle.co.uk) and **** (Scotsman). ...


Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Childrens

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Childrens

AUG 2-11, 13-23 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

African is a fascinating place full of authentic stories and silly facts. There is music and role play. This is fun for all the family....


Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Moby Dick: a book, a play, an episode of Star Trek, 12 movies, and a fish. Now, it’s been adapted into a stand-up comedy show by niche idiot Jonny Gillam. He wondered: If we can adapt books into plays. Can we adapt them into stand-up? I don’t know. Still, if anyone’s going to fail at this, I’d like it to be me. The result is a show that is entirely Moby Dick and entirely stand-up. Expect hubristic rants, musings on the minutiae of technical objects and Dick jokes. FAQ: Isn’t this a stupid idea? Yes. Classic literature isn’t for me? The show is more accessib...


Aidan 'Taco' Jones - 52 Days

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - 52 Days

Comedy

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - 52 Days

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

In 2012 I wrote a diary on a deck of playing cards, one for each week. Pick them out and I'll tell stories spanning three continents about heartbreak, prison, fireworks -- everything! The order's up to you. "An effortless and vulnerable charm seldom seen on the stand-up stage, even from the most famous comic minds" The Music (Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2018) ★★★★ TheFourthWall (FRINGE WORLD, 2018) ------------------------------------- Aidan Jones is known to his friends as Taco because when he was 15 the first girl he ever kissed thought he looked Mexican. H...


Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Comedy

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

From December 2016-August 2017 I received two messages a week from a fake Facebook account. This mystery person shared a bunch of private information about my family, and said they were going to fuck my Mum. The name of the account was Lightfoot James, help me find him. "An effortless and vulnerable charm seldom seen on the stand-up stage, even from the most famous comic minds" The Music (Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2018) ★★★★ TheFourthWall (FRINGE WORLD, 2018) ---------------------------------------------- Aidan Jones is known to his friends as Taco because wh...


Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

Comedy

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016 and sold out all 23 Edinburgh shows in 2016-18. Sam (Australia) has been crushing stand-up globally and this BRAND NEW show is even better than last year's. So join Sam for a drink and another hour of non-stop inebriated laughter. 'One of the best comedy acts I've ever seen' (Scoop.com.au, 2016). 'One of the best stand-up comedy shows I've seen in my life' ****½ (TulpaMagazine.com). 'Australian comedic virtuoso" ****½ (TheAustraliaTimes.com). 'Downright funny' **** (TheMusic.com.au). ***** (Bunbury Review UK) ...



Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Comedy

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (50 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

“Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level” is is a stand-up comedy show about history, religion and modern Britain told through the stories of teaching Philosophy to teenagers. “Honest and interesting and really, very, very funny indeed” –★★★★★ Bunbury Magazine, “Jaw Achingly funny”- Oxford Times ★★★★★ “An engaging and entertaining pairing of learning and good humour!” – ★★★★ The Latest, Brighton Tasked by Ofsted with “promoting British values” to teens in an East-London school in special measures for Islamic extremi...


Alice-India: Sorry I'm so great or whatever (WIP)

Alice-India: Sorry I'm so great or whatever (WIP)

Comedy

Alice-India: Sorry I'm so great or whatever (WIP)

Comedy

AUG 11-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

"Bold, subversive and dominant" (Objectively Funny) Alice-India is a rising star on the London circuit. A Funny Women One to Watch, Max Turner Semi Finalist 2019 and Komedia Comedy Launchpad Finalist 2019, Alice is breaking down the meaning of the word vulnerable and teaching you how you too can be as cool and great as she is. With silly audience games, a very basic Charleston and a heck ton of self love or whatever, how much has she actually changed? This show is going to be a laugh riot. But it's also a work in progress so be nice. This big bisexual baby is sorry not sorry for be...


All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Comedy

All Aboard!

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

ALL ABOARD! is a musical comedy show, a one man show type of performance, with live piano on the stage. Unlike most of musical comedy shows on the pretty wide ranging comedy market, ALL ABOARD! flies you through jokes about life, love, family, iphones, wages, as well as funny songs and powerful parodies. The show is a constant flow of high energy and good mood, guarantees a solid entertainment for 50 minutes. ...


All Together Irish

All Together Irish

Comedy

All Together Irish

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

A mix of Irelands top comics and guests at the Fringe performing at an Irish bar...


All Together Irish Again

All Together Irish Again

Cabaret

All Together Irish Again

Cabaret

AUG 1-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

A daily selection of Irelands best comedians on the fringe - again but later...


All-Star Comedy Cabaret

All-Star Comedy Cabaret

Comedy

All-Star Comedy Cabaret

Comedy

AUG 2-6, 8-13, 15-24 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

A spectacular mixed bill variety show bursting with the best stand ups, character acts, musical acts and the most original acts at the Fringe. Think modern day music hall. Hosted by Jody Kamali as Fernando, 'The King of Showbiz'.

Tokens to gain entry to this show available at the bar. We recommend arriving 30 mins before the show start time to avoid disappointment

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American Refugee

American Refugee

Comedy

American Refugee

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

In a world where immigrants and refugees are hated and feared, American comedian and human rights lawyer Sid Singh wants to explore why. Why do we hate the people who come to our borders seeking the better life that we have told them they can get by coming? How do we solve a crisis that is growing not just by war but by climate change? Hell, how and who should we hate? Sid tackles all of these questions and more in a way that will make you laugh, but also learn! As seen/heard on BBC 3, Comedy Central UK, Comic Relief, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Scotland and more!...


Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Comedy

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want.
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

Non-TV famous, non-award-winning comic Amy Howerska returns because she has not yet learnt her lesson. However, she does have a ruddy new show and God loves a trier. “Sardonic, charismatic and teasing” THE SCOTSMAN...



An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver - Free

An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver - Free

Comedy

An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver - Free

Comedy

AUG 11-18 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Hey, you! Don't watch that! Watch this! The Sheffield Revue Presents.... An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver A brand new show from some comedians you don't know! Guaranteed to make you laugh, or absolutely none of your money back*! Join the Sheffield Revue on an adventure through sketch comedy and time as we all try and figure out what's going on! Brimming with gags, wit and a dollop of absurdism, this is a spectacle to behold, beware, behave at. Some old reviews: “Funny, cleverly written and occasionally exceptional.” **** Three Weeks Edinburgh "Succeeds in producing somethi...


Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof

Comedy

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof is an hour of stand up comedy exploring the hilarity and profundity of perception, belief, identity, time, and space. Paradoxes, cognitive dissonance, and the slapstick of abstractions abound in this show. Frank's material and particular comedic perspective was cultivated over a decade of relentless touring of America's most religious and patriotic enclaves. The Bible Belt served as a fertile environment for this young comedic mind and also was the necessary force to propel him into the nomadic life of the wandering performer. In 2018 Frank took his hour to 148...


Andrew Roper - Break Point

Andrew Roper - Break Point

Comedy

Andrew Roper - Break Point

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Sun, surf, skydiving and stand-up. What happens when you take a comedian from a London winter into an Aussie summer? Does life become an adrenaline fuelled Patrick Swayze surfing movie? Not so much. '20 years' experience in comedy really shines... Very funny and very well delivered' **** (Short.co.uk). ‘Impeccable delivery’ (Chortle.co.uk). Seriously, I jumped out of a plane and learnt to surf for this. If you want the ultimate rush, you have to pay the ultimate price… But it’s a free show, so that somewhat undermines the point I was making...


Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Comedy

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

After his proper "get a flat, build a life" relationship fell apart, Andrew Silverwood found himself on a date to the worst place on Earth, standing in the gift shop, surrounded by postcards of nazis. It wasn't the "best of" tour he'd be planning the year before, but it made a good story. More stories about growing up from the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 sell out comedian, infamously described by an Adelaide journalist as a "self absorbed twat." ★★★★ "A must see" - Fourth Wall ★★★★ "There's no such thing as boundaries with Andrew Silverwood" -...


Andy Gunn Acoustic: Whashappenin Edinburgo?!

Andy Gunn Acoustic: Whashappenin Edinburgo?!

Music

Andy Gunn Acoustic: Whashappenin Edinburgo?!

Music

AUG 4-8, 11-15, 18-22 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

'Guitarist on-the-rise' (Guitarist Magazine) Andy Gunn is bringing a series of free acoustic shows to this late night venue in the Grassmarket. Having been in the wars, he now continues to go from strength to strength, giving audiences at gigs and festivals throughout the UK a taste of his natural, old-school talent. After last year's sell out run of 'From T-Bone To Trucks’, a multimedia homage to the greats of electric blues guitar, Andy has also put together a brand new show celebrating the diversity and beauty of various stringed instruments called 'Fingers and Thumbs’. However at the...


Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Comedy

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Amused Mooose Comedy Award Finalist Musical Comedian, Anesti Danelis, returns with a new hour of witty, ridiculous, and delightfully dark comedic songs that celebrate all the fun things in life like: identity crisis, stealing from work, inescapable rumours, alternative medicine, fearless youth, goats? and much more! So pull up a seat and let's ask life's biggest questions like 'why are we here?’ and ‘if people print their missing cat posters in black and white, do they even want to find their cats?’ in hopes to help us understand our existence and toe-tap that existential dread away. "Brill...


Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

AUG 3-12, 14-24 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Club in UK 2015, 2017, 2018 - Chortle Awards) brings a showcase to Edinburgh 2019. A total sell out in 2018 and 2017 Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, for free! Time Out recommended, a comedy institution and top comedy club in London on TripAdvisor!...


Angry Boater

Angry Boater

Comedy

Angry Boater

Comedy

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

An hour of comedy, the way you like it.... up the canal. Now in its fifth year, Joel Sanders returns in his glorious comic voyage from suburbia to chaos. What's it really like to give up everything you've known to live on a boat? Twists, turns and big laughs from a comedian who spent a decade working across America with comedy's elite… followed by another decade floating around on a narrowboat. "Compelling!" Reno Gazette-Journal...



Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Comedy

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Comedy

AUG 1-15, 17-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit A few years back, the world became too awful for Angus to cope with. So he took a step back from everybody and gently packed himself away in the attic with the Christmas decorations – fully intending to untangle himself later. So he got a massive dog, took up gardening, hid in suburbia and gave ‘being normal’ the ol’ college try. Thing is though, you can’t fix yourself unless you’ve got all the pieces. So then he had to go around looking for all the bits… like The Veetacore in ‘Through the Dragons Eye’. The Big Finish writer and award winning come...


Ashley Haden: F*ck you, and F*ck your beliefs.

Ashley Haden: F*ck you, and F*ck your beliefs.

Comedy

Ashley Haden: F*ck you, and F*ck your beliefs.

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

The Genocidal Liberal is back. After the critical success of the "C*nting Trilogy". Ashley Haden returns to Edinburgh with his forth show. F*ck you, and F*ck your beliefs Are we good people or just arseholes who are good at lying to ourselves? Do we need morals in this world? Ashley Haden once again looks to tackle our own privilege, in an hour of, at times, uncomfortable and at times, hilarious political comedy. ‘What you see is what you get with Ashley Haden’s notoriously dark humour...Makes your conscience feel guilty when you laugh’ – Broadway Baby ‘Jet-Black Humour’ ...


Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Comedy

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Star of BBC Scotland's 'Up For It!' and BBC Radio Scotland, Ashley Storrie returns to the Fringe with a raw and hysterical show about mental health and the ways she uses humour to overcome her pain. “A perfect hour of comedy… relentlessly funny” Broadway World “Ashley Storrie’s forthrightness is a tonic and should be mandatory viewing. Make sure you arrive early to gain an extra 15 minutes of material as this funny firecracker welcomes in the crowd.” The List...


At Least We're Out The House

At Least We're Out The House

Comedy

At Least We're Out The House

Comedy

AUG 14-25 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Nominated for Best New Show at this year's Leicester Comedy Festival, Midland boy Jonathan declares no agenda here. No social or political message. Just a class clown still trying to figure it all out and reclaim the wildness and joyfulness in the innocence of laughter. From his travels to middle America to a Netflix deal gone AWOL, Jonathan commits to the characters he's lived with no more intent than a great live show. Alumni of Chicago's The Second City. "Great Work" - Jack Whitehall & "Laugh out loud funny" - Jon Richardson ...


Attention Seeker

Attention Seeker

Comedy

Attention Seeker

Comedy

AUG 19-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

The anxiety-riddled jokewriter/doormat for a famous comedian accidentally crashes into the standup spotlight and decides to stay. Armed only with paralysing fear, blind panic and jokes the comedian didn’t buy, he sets out to prove just who’s really the funny one, and the rest, as they say, is history... except history is normally written by the winners. The British-Canadian standup-storyteller invites you to experience the vicarious thrill of telling jokes on stage to tens, hundreds, even thousands of people - and then back to tens again - without the sleepless nights and crippling sel...


Aussiental

Aussiental

Comedy

Aussiental

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Laugh Mob presents Arnie Pie's new stand-up comedy show; Aussiental. A show about how conflicting it was growing up in Australia as an Oriental. Through battling with this mentally, as well as physically (he wishes), it was verbally that gave Arnie the upper hand in life, from having just enough wit to win a quarrel or just plain getting into trouble. If you're in for an original spin on ethnic humour, this is the show for you. - "Proceeded to tear the roof off" - Bruce Griffiths (Good News Week) - "Leave every politically correct part of you at the door" - BroadwayBaby ...


Babes/Pigs in the City

Babes/Pigs in the City

Comedy

Babes/Pigs in the City

Comedy

AUG 15-16, 19, 22-23 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

What happens when one small-town bumpkin and one third world brat try to spread their wings and become two cosmopolitan, cool customers? A whole lot of joy, despair, whipped cream and knickers, that's what! Will they become sophisticated babes? Or just two pigs in the city? An hour of stand-up brought to you lovingly by up-and-coming comedians, the silly yet acerbic Amy Xander, and the sharp and sassy Ginnia Cheng. Ginnia reached the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny in 2018 and The Max Turner Prize in 2019. Amy was also a 2018 So You Think You’re Funny semi-finalist and has written...


Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Comedy

Bad Boys

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

CHELSEA AND JAMIE ARE BAD BOYS. With five finalist-credits between them (So You Think You’re Funny x2, Bath New Act Third Place, Musical Comedy Awards, Max Turner Price): Jamie D’Souza is “mixed race”, “an engaging presence” -Steve Bennett, Chortle and “effortlessly funny” (London Theatre Direct)” and "hilarious “His unruffled delivery is appealing, and his set amusing - ****” - Broadway Baby. Chelsea Birkby is mentally ill “her bipolar disorder providing another avenue for comedy” -Steve Bennett, Chortle, “a surprise hit...an hilarious set peppered with cheeky adult humour” -Oxford Mail,...



BadFamiliar: Live

BadFamiliar: Live

Comedy

BadFamiliar: Live

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

The show follows the evolution of world-traveled, veteran performer Matt Davis’ ideas as they have developed while performing and traveling through over 250 cities across more than 50 countries. Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, he jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality, and global or regional customs. A persistent foil to his own ideas, he offers up a studied cross-examination of his experiences as he hilariously tackles the underlying goal of this show: to dismiss the equation "familiar equals good." “After slayin...


Barely There

Barely There

Comedy

Barely There

Comedy

AUG 3-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Join Mary O'Connell and Patrick Healy for an hour of laughs and insights into their underwhelming lives. Mary is still angry about the ending of Lost, even though she hasn't seen it. She is also a NATYs Finalist 2018, and winner of the London Chortle Student Competition public vote in 2016. Scathing, playful, laid-back, and assured, Mary brings her perplexed take on life to the stage. Patrick is a NATYs Finalist 2019, because he's younger than Mary and won't let her forget it. He was also a So You Think You're Funny Finalist in 2018, and was crowned Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year...


Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Comedy

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

Comedy

AUG 1-13 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

Following sell out shows for the last five years, a number of great and varied British and international comedians from around the Fringe come together once more in a mixture of stand-up comedy and interaction to decide who is the greatest superhero. With a mixture of stand-up comedy and interactive debate, this is a fun show that can be enjoyed by geeks and non-geeks in equal measure. With the huge success of The Avengers and the Batman trilogy, the return of the Amazing Spider-Man and Superman movies, and Captain America, Iron Man and Wolverine making the A-list to name but a few, supe...


BattleActs

BattleActs

Comedy

BattleActs

Comedy

AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-24 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

WINNERS: ''PEOPLE''S CHOICE AWARD'' VAULT FESTIVAL 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 each other by a ball-busting compere. Each team attempts to prove their worth and battle it out for the ultimate prize: the audience's respect! A high-octane mix of seemingly impossible challenges and incredible physicality, the teams contort their bodies and test their wits fighting invisible giants, creating jokes on the spot and face a te...


BBC British Born Chinese

BBC British Born Chinese

Comedy

BBC British Born Chinese

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

BBC is the debut show from british born chinese comedian Matthew Fong. His politically incorrect view on love, life and growing up is far from political. A whimsical comedian that has found his voice and making the most of it. He has performed all over the world including Las Vegas, Tampa, Orlando, Sunny Beach, Los Gigantes and a regular on the uk comedy circuit this is one comedian you won’t want to miss. This being his debut one man show gives you the opportunity to say I found him first… before he was famous. A well put together show liked to a performance like you would see at live at ...


Becky Brunning: Bloom

Becky Brunning: Bloom

Comedy

Becky Brunning: Bloom

Comedy

AUG 1-4, 6-18, 20-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Funny Women Finalist, Broadchurch Actor and Most Promising Junior 1998* Becky, accidentally got gay married and now the biological clock is ticking. She brings her new 'nigh-octane' show to reckon with that early potential and ask: err, what now? #metoo, the Matriarchy, can you crowdsource a baby? The world is her cockle. The world is her oyster. Becky Brunning is in BLOOM. "Her comedy insinuates itself, forcing its way inexorably through the cracks in her audience's defences and flourishing there" Broadway Baby "Original, inventive and exciting" Sara Pascoe ★★★★ Au...


Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Comedy

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

Comedy

AUG 2-12, 14-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

A character comedy show from a comedian with real character. Each day will feature a different special guest act opening, then it’s on to Ben. Brilliant. 'Ben Gosling stood out as one to watch... naturally hilarious' (EdFringeReview.com). 'Ben Gosling carries the entire show' **** (InterMissionBristol.co.uk). 'Unpredictable, quick, exciting and fast-paced, clearly intelligently written... undeniably clever' **** (BroadwayBaby.com), *****(ClogsComedy.wordpress.com)...


Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Comedy

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 17:05 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with this “master of audience interaction” (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that have never been told before and never will be again. “Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine “On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest "His hit rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment...



Best In Class

Best In Class

Comedy

Best In Class

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Showcasing underrepresented working-class comedy voices. Sponsored by Spam, chippy teas, waste grounds, hanging around, knock-off trainers, a fella your dad knows, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, electric meters, Brixton, Toxteth, Grenfell, hand-me-down clothes, caravans, the back of a lorry, failed MOTs, failed GCSEs, bus stops, payday loans, bacon, pubs, pints, tobacco, Margaret f*cking Thatcher, Cash Converters, Universal Credit, zero-hour contracts, jam butties, gravy, pyjamas, broken glass, broken homes, playing out, white lightning, E, backyards, slums, dying young, the NHS,...


Bitch & Nerd

Bitch & Nerd

Comedy

Bitch & Nerd

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 20:20 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

One is a bitch. The other is a nerd. Join Emily Woods (as seen on Shaw TV, Max Turner Award Finalist) and Elie Kraft (Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist) for an hour of jokes about being ugly, family, and raccoons. Emily has spent the last two years between Canada and England and has established herself as a stellar new comedian quickly rising up in both scenes. Elie brings a keen eye for observation filled with self-deprecating charm and "cuts an intriguing low-status persona" (Chortle). Together, they are Bitch & Nerd....


Black Sheep

Black Sheep

Comedy

Black Sheep

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

You normal? Acting strange? Mags, in her 50s, Eddie in his 20s, are both black sheep. Eddie is trying to stay woke. Mags just wants a nap. Black Sheep explores the notion that trying to fit in leads to all sorts of trouble. What if you decided that you are OK? We all know a black sheep or maybe we are one. Finding head space and heart space for different. By the end of the show you may embrace the black sheep, with consent, of course. What's normal anyway? Reject your Facebook likes, you're grand....


Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, the funniest Fringe performers play classic and new board games live on stage in this comedy panel show based on board/card/party games. Suitable for ages 11+ Previous guests incl Gary Delaney, Robin Ince, Paul Sinha, Laura Lexx, Eleanor Tiernan among others Audience reviews for 2018: "It’s funny, light hearted and energetic, with a few gentle innuendos. Good for boardgame nerds but also super accessible for non-gamers" "It was Brilliant. We laughed from the opening sentence to the end." "This was one of ...


Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 20:40 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. That’s when I first questioned my identity. 'A wonderful show! Very funny and also quite moving. A personal story that takes in religion, politics and identity – with one-liners we were still quoting days later!' (Audience review). 'Great show. A satirical look at issues we all face today. Highly recommended!' (Audience review). 'Excellent show. Refreshing humour. Look forward to see him again. Five stars.' (Audience review). 'Enjoyed this show. Friendly, energetic, feel-good comedy!' (Audience review)....


Borne Of Chaos

Borne Of Chaos

Comedy

Borne Of Chaos

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Chapter One is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to near death, from womb to tomb, from homeless to Hollywood. This is a psychological odyssey through alternate realities & his battle against Anxiety, Depression & other demons from his past. This origin story can be enjoyed without needing to see the sequel....


Broken Toys

Broken Toys

Comedy

Broken Toys

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

A split stand up comedy bill from 3 rising stars from the London comedy circuit. One guy raising a kid that isn't his. One guy becoming an escort to make ends meet. And another guy because we need to fill that diversity quota....


Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

Comedy

Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Join one of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia for an hour of ethnic based comedy. Following the success of last years show 'Ethnic Cleansing' which SOLD OUT completely at all 23 Edinburgh Fringe shows. Ruven returns to Edinburgh with his brand new show BROWN PANTHER! Ruven Govender has featured at every major comedy festival Australia & NZ has to offer. Ruven has had a number of TV appearances in NZ, Australia & USA and regularly tours the globe doing comedy. "Best politically incorrect comedy" Herald Sun "Dynamo of a comic" Chortle UK, 2017 "Pocket Rocket" ★★★&...



Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

Comedy

Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Hosted by comedian Patrick Melton (USA) (Comedy Central, Spike, VH1) and featuring a new line-up of hilarious comedian eye-candy each show. Comics share dating and sex horror stories, lead audience games, provide good and bad dating advice, and much more; a different circus of single debauchery and surprises nightly.. Overcome your dating woes with the hilarious and awkward tales of dating, sex and relationships. All welcome - singles, couples, young, old, kinky, prude, polite or rude. "Swipe right on this high energy riot-risqué" ****½ (The Fourth Wall) "The perfect night out" **** (Perth Ha...


Camp Running-a-Mock

Camp Running-a-Mock

Comedy

Camp Running-a-Mock

Comedy

AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

King’s College London’s Running-A-Mock Improv troupe has sent it’s best improvisers all the way up to Edinburgh to present Camp Running-A-Mock! An improv show worth writing home about. This summer at camp is gonna be a blast! Prepare for classic camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, chanting, peer pressure, getting poison ivy rashes on your tender bits, and most importantly friendship. Well, actually, we can’t promise any of that because we’ll be making it all up on the spot from suggestions from you the campers! This won’t be your typical camp experience but it will be full of l...


Can You Throw This in the Bin for Me?

Can You Throw This in the Bin for Me?

Comedy

Can You Throw This in the Bin for Me?

Comedy

AUG 4-8, 11-15, 18-22 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free
Dropkick Murphy's / Main Room

This is a comedy experiment, where one brave comedian will attempt to bare his confused, fucked up soul, while inviting you to laugh at the process (And maybe share a little of yours) YOU the audience have more control than any other show you've been to, YOU decide when the show ends! YOU can decide what the comedian talks about! You can ask questions or for funny advice at any moment! This is A CONVERSATION - No one has the upper hand. There will be: * Tarot cards that the comedian will use to see deep into your soul * Some psychoanalysis (If you feel like sharing). AND IF ITS...


Canadian Club

Canadian Club

Comedy

Canadian Club

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Canadian Club is a stand up comedy show produced by one of the most Canadian people in the world, Brad Bryans. FREE MAPLE SYRUP TO ALL AUDIENCE MEMBERS...


Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Comedy

Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:50 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Caroline Mabey’s husband/boyfriend/partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. A joyously deft cautionary tale about the dangers of following your (or someone else’s) dreams, from one of the silliest people I know. As heard on the Self Renovators podcast and Josh Howie's Losing It on BBC Radio 4. Writer on The News Quiz. ’No-one has made us laugh as much at this Fringe’ – The Skinny ‘Mabey is thoroughly enjoyable company…. The slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reev...


Carte Blanche with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott

Carte Blanche with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott

Comedy

Carte Blanche with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott

Comedy

AUG 1-18 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Carte Blanche with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott. Charlotte Macdonald and Scott McPherson's comedy partnership, is underpinned by a no nonsense and fun attitude to life! Experience a comedy show, where you the audience, can leave your inhibitions at the door, and enter the comedy world of Charlotte and Scott. You will be entertained by Uncle Charlotte's 'Tales from Brooklyn & Beyond'. And, Aunt Scott's near miss at an early opportunity of fame, to being misunderstood through his teenage years and beyond! Enjoy the show. Charlotte and I look forward to meeting you! Charlotte & Sc...


Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Comedy

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Ciaran loves milking. He milks his friends, acquaintances, family members and passing strangers for anecdotes, ranging from Müller Corner focus groups to prog rock crematoria. Possibly accompanied by a soundtrack raging from ambient to light jazz, he can't wait to build a community with you. Obsessed by pop culture ephemera, sea shanties and the best way to cook pasta, Caspian is a man who has big opinions on the things that don’t deserve big opinions. He wants to be switched on and politically engaged, but just finds the lyrics of Sir Mix-a-Lot so much more interesting than the policies o...


Catching Up

Catching Up

Comedy

Catching Up

Comedy

AUG 2-13, 15-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Elaine Robertson and Olley Matthews are fresh out of the Oxford Revue, and are bringing the summation of their combined 6 years of stand-up experience to the Fringe. Join them for stories from Elaine's life growing up in Newcastle and Olley's musical perspective on the world. Elaine's 'witty, low-key stand-up comedy feels natural, effortless and off-the-cuff.' (The Cherwell) and Olley 'brilliantly combined observational humour, quick wit and musical talent' (Edfringe Review). Come and see if they can take their 4 star reviews from last Fringe and convert them into 5!...



CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

AUG 1-14, 16-19, 21, 23-25 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner. CeilidhKids is all about fun for all generations. Hugely popular with local families, now it's your turn. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

AUG 1-13 at 10:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner. CeilidhKids is all about fun for all generations. Hugely popular with local families, now it's your turn. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


Cerys Nelmes’ 80s Gameshow Mash-Up

Cerys Nelmes’ 80s Gameshow Mash-Up

Comedy

Cerys Nelmes’ 80s Gameshow Mash-Up

Comedy

AUG 19-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

80s Game Show Mash Up - Join comedian and compere extraordinaire, Cerys Nelmes, as she whisks you back to the 80s for a Game Show Mash Up extravaganza! Featuring all your favourite much loved shows including The Generation Game, Blankety Blank, Play Your Cards Right, The Price is Right, 321, Blockbusters and others! With two teams captained by guest comedians competing to win prizes and fame! Houseband Stinky Bunting! A different show guaranteed every night! And a meat/vegan raffle! ...


Character Building Experience

Character Building Experience

Comedy

Character Building Experience

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 13:40 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

You enter a tavern. You see a group of comedian questers. What do you do? A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, comedy, interactive role playing game experience where the audience get to play God and make the decisions about what characters can and can’t do. Suitable for the experts, the novices and the uninitiated but curious. No two quests are alike; a unique mini-adventure, with Game Master Sasha Ellen. “Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen”-Canal-St “Always engaging”-Chortle Material featured on BBC Radio 4...


Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Comedy

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

When everyone around you is self-identifying, and you feel a bit left out, chill! You can join the tribe of What-Nots with Charmian, who also self identifies as a very funny comedian. 'Captivating, irresistible' (Scotsman). 'A class above other stand-ups, great entertainer not to be missed' (Dominion Post, New Zealand). 'Best gags of the night' (Independent). 'Charming ribaldry' (Guardian). 'I love Charmian Hughes' (Bridget Christie). Glastonbury Festival emcee, BBC Radio 4 Pick Of The Week....


Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

Comedy

Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

'Following the murder of his father, hard hitting and critically acclaimed Northern comedian Chris McGlade is attempting to lay to rest the ghosts that have haunted him ever since. This show, whilst telling the story of his dad's horrific murder, is also a funny, sincere, 'un- pc', no holds barrred and touching homage to the man who shaped his life and humour. Could the murder of your dad ever be funny?' ‘Come the next revolution, Chris McGlade could be the next Alexei Sayle’ Chortle - Steve Bennett **** ‘This is weaponised comedy, ...


Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

Martin, and Logy return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their fun, family friendly show. Suitable for all ages....


Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Comedy

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

What happens when two circus performers get sent to prison? They write a new Fringe show of course. CIRCUS IN A CELL Strictly adults only "Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards: Dangerous And Hilarious… Just How We Love Our Circus!" Clothesline Magazine ~ Adelaide Fringe 2019 ...



Claptrap

Claptrap

Comedy

Claptrap

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 15-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

claptrap /ˈklaptrap/ noun absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas. Pithy and precocious standup from up-and-coming comedians Becky Povall and Jessie Nixon. Expect a warm welcome, zesty observations and a dollop of wit and whimsy from two women who cannot be pigeon-holed. Esoteric, audacious, enigmatic; is there no word they can’t look up in a thesaurus? So You Think You’re Funny Semi-finalist 2018 Funny Women’s “One to Watch” 2018 Pundemonium Finalist 2018 Comedy Launchpad Finalist 2019...


Clash of the Tight Tens

Clash of the Tight Tens

Comedy

Clash of the Tight Tens

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Andy Quirk presents his pick of the finest Fringe comedians performing ten-minute tasters of their full-length shows. Expect a titanic mix of stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. You’ll be "Poseid" yourself with the "trident-tested" material! ...


Classic Joke Club

Classic Joke Club

Comedy

Classic Joke Club

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Join the funniest acts on the UK and international circuit as they share classic jokes handed down to them by their family. Chickens, mothers-in-law, doctors, elephants, Englishmen, Irishmen, Scotsmen (and other nationalities) all welcome to walk into this bar. Discover the definitive answers behind the number of people required to change a light bulb, the adventures of an entire menagerie of creatures and why three representatives of the British Isles are always getting into such unexpected scrapes.' Previously appearing acts include Stuart Goldsmith, Geoff Norcott, Sindhu Vee and Bec Hill...


Comedy Boxing - Best of the best

Comedy Boxing - Best of the best

Comedy

Comedy Boxing - Best of the best

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh now with the best of the best competitors each show! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, heckling and boxing. With four years of sold out shows in the UK and internationally. Come see one of the most exciting comedy shows at the festival. 'Comedic brilliance' ****½ (Australia Times). 'Electrifying and hysterical' (Perth Press). 'Downright funny' **** (Music). ...


Comedy Freak Show

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy

Comedy Freak Show

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:25 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

COME ONE, COME ALL TO THIS TRAGIC AFFAIR! Comedy Freak Show is an exhibition of comedic rarities, sometimes referred to as "Alternative" or "Un-funny". Typical features would be socially unusual humans, such as those uncommonly "eery" or "unrelatable", those with both male and female secondary sexual characteristics, people with other extraordinary perspectives or paranoia''s, and performances that are expected to be toe-curling to the viewers. Musical comedians or improvisor''s have sometimes been seen in freak shows, as have attention-getting physical performers such as prop comics and se...


Comedy Gobbledygook

Comedy Gobbledygook

Comedy

Comedy Gobbledygook

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

London Bermondsey's beloved local comedy show comes to Edinburgh! If you are looking for a quirky comedy show that caters the needs of radio four audience as well as Hello Magazine readers, then this is the show for you! Hosted by a podgy gay comic from the remote island of Taiwan, this comedy show has entertained month after month, all at the same time, South London locals + trendy gentrifier hipsters + recent foreign immigrants. That's why we are confident we have something for everyone! If a diverse, slightly bonkers and friendly comedy space is your thing, come to Comedy Gobbledygook...


Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

Comedy

Comedy Queers

Comedy

AUG 1-24 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

A fabulous selection of outrageous Queer performers from across the fringe. Hosted by Sian Davies (“Sharp and focused… fantastic ability as a comedian and compere” **** Backstage on the Fringe). Last years sell out show returns! If you’ve already seen one too many straight/cis comedians at the fringe, come and spice things up at the Queer Comedy showcase. Our daily changing roster of comedians is one of the most diverse line ups at the fringe. Come along and join the party with the true Kings, Queens and non-binary Royal titles of comedy. ...


Comedy Shorts

Comedy Shorts

Cabaret

Comedy Shorts

Cabaret

AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Back for its 4th year, Tom Short (Harrogate comedian of the year finalist 2018, Funhouse Champion of Champions 2014,) presents short comedy sets from some of the best acts at the fringe. A great way to sample lots of shows and help you decide what to watch whilst up here. Age category: 16+ ...



Comedy Striptease

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

The best, most daring stand up comedians from the festival showcase their skills but if they're not funny enough they must perform a striptease dance. Come along for an hour of high calibre stand up mixed with loose, wild & sexy late night antics. ...


Comedy Village

Comedy Village

Comedy

Comedy Village

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 00:05 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Montreal, Canada’s premiere stand-up comedy show for tourists visiting Edinburgh. Roles reversed, these Canadian comedians have travelled a long way and brought some well-polished jokes with them. Featuring several of Canada's best up-and-coming comedians who regularly perform for audiences from all around the globe at one of planet Earth's best hostels (according to the internet), this show is sure to both delight local and visiting audiences alike. We'll bring the jokes, you bring the laughter....


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

AUG 1-17 at 16:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz is the all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show that sees two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the action as teams go for comedy gold. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all – with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz have been delighting audiences acro...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

AUG 1-17 at 12:20 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

You've seen Football. You've seen tennis. But have you seen comedy as a sport? ComedySportz is the all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show that sees two teams battle it out for laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the action as teams go for comedy gold. There’s a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match – it’s a family friendly show after all – with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide! ComedySportz have been delighting audiences acro...


Coming of the Third Age

Coming of the Third Age

Music

Coming of the Third Age

Music

AUG 1-14 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Coming of Age is a collection of songs on the theme of growing older. Composed and sung by Anna Durkacz, a late developer who started writing songs at the fine age of 57,the show takes us on an exploration, each piece a little anecdote from Anna's life. It's not for nothing she has been called the "Beryl Cooke of songwriting" and "the Weird Al Jankovtch of the Old Mum Genre". While on the subject of genre: perhaps we might call the show "post-menopausal-post-folk". Anna takes a wry look the ageing process and proves it's never too late. Anna is backed by a fine band of pals,The Professors of ...


Common People (Again)

Common People (Again)

Comedy

Common People (Again)

Comedy

AUG 1-9 at 14:55 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

COMMON PEOPLE (AGAIN!) Following a very successful run in 2018, the Common People are back for more! Janet and Paul are ordinary, common people and very happy with it. They aren’t trying to educate anyone, teach them where they are going wrong or how they should think and if they were it would be dangerous to listen. All they want is to take your mind off the world and enjoy an hour of belly laughs. This is what happens when comedy comes out of the council estate, so come and have a laugh if you think you're hard enough. ...


Confessions of a Taxi Driver

Confessions of a Taxi Driver

Comedy

Confessions of a Taxi Driver

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Upstairs

The show follows Andrew as he is awarded custody of his daughter. The judge in court when giving custody tells Andrew "You look like you drank a lot last night and then turns to the mother and says you look like you had a lot to drink this morning". Custody was awarded to the 21 year old and his life got turned upside down. 21 years later his daughter now a successful poet in her own right has somehow turned out good. And has written some poems about her relationship with her alco father which will be relayed to the crowd with a comedic slant. The show will end with stories about his new proff...


Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

Comedy

Conor Drum: Solo

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

A show about growing up and becoming a man. As his parents prepare to Airbnb his old bedroom, Conor rediscovers his teenage years after finding his old band's demo and wonders if going solo was the right thing to do. 'Highly entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Perfect Fringe stand-up' (TheWeeReview.com). 'Delivers high quality material' (Skinny). 'Very shrewd observational humour' (BroadwayBaby.com)....



Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Comedy

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-24 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes 2 of Scotlands finest comedians in one show! Liam Withnail Liam Withnail has been entertaining the audiences of Scotland and beyond for nearly ten years. His cheeky manor is always a hit with audiences – leading to a nomination for BEST COMPERE at the 2018 Scottish Comedy Awards. The only comic to ever appear in BOTH the ENGLISH and SCOTTISH Comedian Of The Year Finals – his career has led him to sell out shows at Festivals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Adelaide, Reykjavik, Brighton and more… “Slick, Fast Paces Banter” – The Skinny Christopher Macarthur Boyd Bo...


Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Comedy

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Comedy

AUG 1-13 at 16:55 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Dimple's biggest fear? Looking down from heaven (post murder) to watch her religiously vegan parents learn that the contents of her last meal involved a chicken and an egg. Eye rolling and frustratingly stereotypical tales of living at home and being the A word. Soho Theatre Young Company 2018. Waaaaaal, Cordelia loves a cultural reference. She admires Jean Brodie, but she’s more Susan Kennedy. But don’t slag her off: she’d much rather parse Avril Lavigne lyrics and read now-defunct Sugar magazine. “out-of-place posho” Chortle Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018, Se...


Cosmic Comedy Berlin

Cosmic Comedy Berlin