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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!


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101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

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)....


101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

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)....


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

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

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

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

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

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

99 Club Stand-up Selection - Free

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

A Booklover's Comedy Show

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 ...

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

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

A Many Splendored Thing

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

A Night of Wikipedilove

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

“Wikipedilove” is what you’d get if you mixed Tim Minchin and a Ted Talk; it’s a unique hour of musical comedy where I sing true-life songs of love and sex all based on Wikipedia articles, and while I perform, I use a projector to show photos, articles, and videos about the subjects being discussed. I’m a doctor of anthropology, and this show is an hour of comedy that blends the worlds of education and humor to entertain, shock, and titillate audiences. Last year at the Fringe, and song topics included Hitler’s wedding, the sexual cannibalism of preying mantises, and the tragic love lives...


A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

A Poet's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

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 Talking Therapist's Blues

A Talking Therapist's Blues

A Talking Therapist's Blues

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

A&E

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

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

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!

A.C.I.D!

AUG 4-24 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.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, it's the One Liner Show.

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). ...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

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

Aaaaaaaaaaaaah, It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

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

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

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

Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh, It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

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!

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

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 award-winning host, Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). Showcasing a different line-up of acts every show. ...


Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

Aaaaaaaaand Now! Roger Swift's Machine Pun

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

Aaaaaaaaand Now! The Ed Factor: An Edinburgh Gong Show

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....


About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy 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

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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

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy 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

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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

About Time / Bully

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

Absolute Zero: Jez Watts

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

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope 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

Acting Natural

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

George has never been good at acting natural and he's not sure why. Come see if you understand where he's coming from. So if you've ever though: Is acting natural really that hard? Sure I'm constantly distracted, but who cares? Why is it so hard to do anything when people are looking? Come along and find out....


Adam Elmi's Late Night Comedy Show

Adam Elmi's Late Night Comedy Show

Adam Elmi's Late Night Comedy Show

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

ADHDave

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

Adrian Tauss and Sasha Ellen: Get A Room

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

Adventures in Dementia - Steve Day

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

Africa Weird and Wonderful

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

Ahab; or What if Moby Dick Were Stand-Up 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

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - 52 Days

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

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

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

Alcohol is good for you - Sam Kissajukian

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

Alex Farrow: Philosophy A-Level

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...


All Aboard!

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

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

All Together Irish

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

All Together Irish Again

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

All-Star Comedy Cabaret

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'. ...


American Refugee

American Refugee

American Refugee

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

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

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

An Excellent Cleanser of the Liver - Free

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

Andrew Frank: Cognitive Goof

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

Andrew Roper - Break Point

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

Andrew Silverwood: Call Me Janice

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?!

Andy Gunn Acoustic: Whashappenin Edinburgo?!

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 t...


Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

Anesti Danelis: Six Frets Under

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

Angel Comedy Showcase

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

Angry Boater

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

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

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.

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

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

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

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

At Least We're Out The House

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

Attention Seeker

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

Aussiental

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

Babes/Pigs in the City

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

Bad Boys

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,...


Barely There

Barely There

Barely There

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

Battle of the Superheroes: The Great Superhero Debate

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

BattleActs

AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 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

BBC British Born Chinese

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

Becky Brunning: Bloom

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)

Ben Gosling: Jobs (with Special Guests)

AUG 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 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

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

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

Best In Class

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

Bitch & Nerd

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

Black Sheep

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

Board Game Smackdown

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

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

AUG 1-25 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit: "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." How do you get your national identity? Is it something you're born with? Or is it passed onto you by your parents or grandparents? Perhaps it is given to you by the place you live in? If it is then how long do you have to live in a specific community before you are invested, connected and more importantly accepted? Come and join international stand-up comedian Dharmander Singh as he goes on a journey to discov...


Borne Of Chaos

Borne Of Chaos

Borne Of Chaos

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

Broken Toys

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

Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

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

Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

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

Camp Running-a-Mock

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?

Can You Throw This in the Bin for Me?

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...


Can't stop a rainbow

Can't stop a rainbow

Can't stop a rainbow

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)....


Canadian Club

Canadian Club

Canadian Club

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

Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

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

Carte Blanche with Uncle Charlotte & Aunt Scott

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

Caspian and Ciaran: The Milkmen

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

Catching Up

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!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

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!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

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

Cerys Nelmes’ 80s Gameshow Mash-Up

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

Character Building Experience

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

Charmian Hughes: What-not

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'

Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

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

Circus Sonas Family Show

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

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

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

Claptrap

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

Clash of the Tight Tens

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

Classic Joke Club

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 Boxing - Best of the best

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 Freak Show

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 Gobbledygook

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 Queers

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

Comedy Shorts

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

Tom Short / PBH's Free Fringe 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 Striptease

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 Village

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

ComedySportz UK

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

ComedySportz UK

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

Coming of the Third Age

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)

Common People (Again)

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

Confessions of a Taxi Driver

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

Conor Drum: Solo

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

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

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...


Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

Cool Story Bro

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 20:40 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Childhood memories can sometimes be blurry, hard to remember exactly what happened or what was said. When you remember being excited about a school trip abroad your parents told you about, which turned into a "longstaycation" in Ivory Coast and realised you were lied to, you start to question almost everything about your childhood. This show deals with things or situations children shouldn't have to deal with, for instance their parents divorce. Having no access to therapy, how that impacts on the mental well being of a child, what are the potential ramifications? Answering these deep emotion...


Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

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

Cosmic Comedy Berlin

AUG 1-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

Come and join us for a wunderbar time at Cosmic Comedy Berlin hosted by Dharmander Singh and Neil Numb. Laugh your Lederhosen off at a wide range of topics from the flourishing Berlin English comedy scene. We are a Berlin-based comedy club and as diverse and cosmopolitan as Berlin itself, not only our audiences but also our comics. Local comics as well as comedians who have travelled through will be sharing humorous stories of visiting, living, working and partying in one of the most popular cities in the world. There will also be international guests popping in and giving everyone a Super-...


Cracking Up

Cracking Up

Cracking Up

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Daphna Baram looks back on a life of strife, fighting her two arch enemies, her body and her mother, and reaching thin understandings with booth. "Supremely talented...As stinging as it was biting" (Oxford Daily); * * * * * "There is raw passion beating just under the skin of the material which is subtle & delicate in parts and very honest in others all tied together with absolute hilarity. It is an important show to see...it is everything you want from a comedy show and more, with biting satirical humour and fantastic observational comedy." (Bunbury Magazine)....


Cyclopath

Cyclopath

Cyclopath

AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Professional comedian and avid cyclist Dion Owen brings his best stand up material with an emphasis on his experiences and passion for life on a bike. ...


Dan Cardwell:  Recall

Dan Cardwell: Recall

Dan Cardwell: Recall

AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Dan Cardwell is in recall. His malfunctioning iModerate chip has caused an imbalance in personality, resulting in his constant muttering: 'Who am I?' You're invited to observe the recalibration of a dysfunctional unit. Somewhere between stand-up and theatre, Dan Cardwell is in for repair. Come see. 'Deploys winning turns of phrase [and] creates a warm cocoon of empathy' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Comical, suspenseful and sweet in turn' (ThreeWeeks). 'Makes you feel there's a little more magic in the world' (FringeGuru.com). ...


Dangerous Adventures

Dangerous Adventures

Dangerous Adventures

AUG 22-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Her travels in some of the world's most dangerous places have been embellished and transformed into adventure thrillers by new British novelist Ruth Elliott-Smith. She talks about her life and work, and tells what inspired her to use her real-life experiences as a basis for her creative writing. Her heroines are feisty, assertive protagonists who very often find themselves rescuing the heroes from life-threatening perils. Hear how real life mirrors fantasy in her first two novels, The Sword, about war in the Middle East; and El Dorado and the Amazon, about the cocaine cartels of Colombia and...


Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

Daniel Muggleton: Pimpin' Ain't Easy (But I Reckon it's Easier for Straight, White Men?)

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Australian comedian and tracksuit enthusiast Daniel Muggleton's just woke enough to know he's an asshole. But who wants to be a hero these days anyway? He released his debut special 'Let's Never Hang Out' in 2019 with Comedy Dynamics, has spent the last year headlining comedy clubs in the UK & Europe and was tour support for Alex Williamson & Steve Hofstetter. Appeared on 'The Feed' (SBSViceland) & 'The Checkout' (ABC) and host of the cult podcast 'The Union Jack Off'. 'Very, very funny' - Sydney Arts Guide 'An hour nonstop of laughs.' - The PlusOnes...


Danny Nee-ds his debut

Danny Nee-ds his debut

Danny Nee-ds his debut

AUG 1-16 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

I am Danny Nee. I am either an Irish man or a Chinese man. I leave that up to you to judge. I hablo espanol and parler francais and I will tell you about this. I play guitar and will release an album soon so i do have a sensitive side which seeks to reflect on my emotions more openly rather than just covering it up by comedy all the time. I am from the west highland of Scotland but live in Glasgow so I went from nearly getting killed by boredom to nearly getting killed by knife users as they are called in more affluent areas....


Darcie Silver - I know you are but what am I?

Darcie Silver - I know you are but what am I?

Darcie Silver - I know you are but what am I?

AUG 1-16 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

“Very Funny Stuff” - Russell kane “Very talented Joke Writer” - Gary Delaney Darcie Silver is one of the most exciting new comedians on the circuit. With an hilarious mix of one liners, dark jokes you can't quite believe she's saying and a bit of filth thrown in for good measure- she's an audience favourite who doesn't disappoint. ...


Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

Darren Walsh: Punimal Farm

AUG 1-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Like puns? Think you’ve seen it Orwell before? Well gammon check this out. Join Darren (ITV's 'Out There', BBC Edinburgh Presents, UK's first Pun Champion, WINNER - Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, WINNER - 'Best Joke' Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019, Dave’s top 10 jokes of Edinburgh Fringe 2018) on the farm for a pun-packed adaptation of George Orwell’s famous novel. show filled with video sketches, 1-liners, jingles and general nonsense. (Don't come if you don't like puns) "Spot-on comic timing and really imaginative use of special effects" ★★★★ - B...


Dave Chawner; Mental

Dave Chawner; Mental

Dave Chawner; Mental

AUG 1-25 at 18:20 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

A show about mental health (rather than mental illness). As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on BBC Radio 1, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live. ‘hilariously entertaining’ – The Mail on Sunday...


Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness

Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness

Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness

AUG 1-25 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Dave is a number 1 best selling author, has presented on BBC, written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Metro & Cosmopolitan & even got an award at The Houses Of Pariliament for his 2015 show...but is he happy? This is a show for anyone who has ever thought about what it means to be happy ...


Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 12:50 (50 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A personal stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles talks you through the absolute vodka joys of being divorced in her early 30’s. She takes you through her hilarious journey of leaving her husband and having to move back in with her mother, trying to date again after 12 years out of the game and ultimately figuring out who the hell she is. This hilarious and poignant show will make you realise that when life hands you lemons, it’s all about Absolute Vodka. “Left the room quaking with laughter… a deeply astute comedy story-teller” Voice magazine. "Sarah Iles is an absolute treat to watch. H...


Deskchair Burlesque

Deskchair Burlesque

Deskchair Burlesque

AUG 12-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Fresh out of the Oxford Revue, John Rayner wants to write the perfect erotic novel. His first attempt, 'Two blondes wearing hats', was critically slammed by all reviewers. Too innovative, too game-changing, ('too many hats' - Daily Mail) John was forced to try again. His follow-up, 'Lots of sex on a mountain (and adjacent)', did no better. People didn’t connect with the realism of his novels. Lines like 'Lolita stood naked in the mirror, admiring her ample bo - wait, that mole wasn't there yesterday' (an excerpt from 'Doctor Big Cock: New Patient on the Ward'), '"Jesus Bernard, not in my e...


Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Woodward and Josie Ettrick-Hogg bring a show about challenges and how to motivate one-self. Both have suffered from severe hoarding disorders and the massive impact that has on living a normal and productive life. Because of the effects of this and many other issues, personality traits and life-events, they have come to a point where they have decided to really push themselves to change the course of their lives. From a 600 mile hike, climbing the worlds tallest free-standing mountain, jump off a bridge, organise a giant charity swan race, a 450km bike ride across India, or paragliding, boxing...


Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

- Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

After getting dragged along to the smelliest, most infamous night club in Edinburgh by her new friends, Frida the Fresher meets Matt, a posh English guy from the rival university. It’s love at first sight, but only for Frida. Grab your pals and a pint and come along on Frida’s journey as she tries to win Matt over and learns to navigate the many unwritten rules of university life without dying from alcohol poisoning. A hilariously honest play about being a student, falling in love and finding yourself. (And failing miserably)....


Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

AUG 1-11 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

After getting dragged along to the smelliest, most infamous night club in Edinburgh by her new friends, Frida the Fresher meets Matt, a posh English guy from the rival university. It’s love at first sight, but only for Frida. Grab your pals and a pint and come along on Frida’s journey as she tries to win Matt over and learns to navigate the many unwritten rules of university life without dying from alcohol poisoning. A hilariously honest play about being a student, falling in love and finding yourself. (And failing miserably)....


Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

Down it Fresher!

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

After getting dragged along to the smelliest, most infamous night club in Edinburgh by her new friends, Frida the Fresher meets Matt, a posh English guy from the rival university. It’s love at first sight, but only for Frida. Grab your pals and a pint and come along on Frida’s journey as she tries to win Matt over and learns to navigate the many unwritten rules of university life without dying from alcohol poisoning. A hilariously honest play about being a student, falling in love and finding yourself. (And failing miserably)....


Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Claire Ford, one half of The Kagools presents Dr Lara Love: Love Leans In. What is love? An unknown quantity, a mesmerising spiritual gift or a song by Haddaway? Love guru Dr Lara Love, ‘like Tony Robbins but less shouty’, heals our loveless society in one enlightening hour. ...


Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

Drunk Lion

AUG 1-4, 7-19, 21-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Drunk Lion Written & performed by Chris Davis Directed by Mary Tuomanen Drunk Lion follows an alcoholic Lion who spends his days drinking into oblivion in a cantina, until he meets Chris, a young foreigner learning how to speak Spanish. The unlikely pair forge an intoxicated bond over life, love, and alcohol. "...imaginative, free-flowing story-telling of very high quality." - Wee Review ★★★★★ "...an excellent and thought-provoking show which makes a metaphor come alive." - Three Weeks ★★★★ "...a potent success." -...


Dummy

Dummy

Dummy

AUG 1-11, 14-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Diagnosed at a young age with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Midwestern American comedian Anders Lee brings his signature, earnest manner to the stage as he takes the audience through the history of Autism as well as his own experience growing up “on the spectrum.” Through funny, heartwarming and thought provoking stories, Lee dives headfirst into questions of disability, education and what it means, in our hypercapitalist, technology saturated age to truly be “dumb.”...


EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

EdinBra Fringe Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

A revolving line-up of hilarious female comedians from around the Fringe with an hour of stand-up comedy to be enjoyed by all....


Eh?

Eh?

Eh?

AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

From a no holds barred dissection of his own laughable life to a skewed look at the insanity of the everyday, let this thoroughly vexed local lad make you laugh at his expense. “Connor has the potential to be one of the best new comedians that Scotland has produced in years” -Crackbird Comedy...


Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

Eleanor Conway: You May Recognise Me From Tinder

AUG 2-12, 14-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The follow up to her multi award winning, global smash, 'Walk of Shame'. Join charismatic comedian, Eleanor Conway in her follow up show, asking what do you have been single for 12 years? What do if you're bad at intimacy but good at sex? As seen/heard on BBC Four Extra, Woman's Hour, STV, The Guardian, Daily Mirror, Talk Radio, Metro, Daily Express. **** 'Reminiscent of early Graham Norton (albeit sexier)' (List). **** 'Conway is chaotic and electric' (Skinny). **** 'A charm and energy you can't learn' (BroadwayBaby.com). ...


Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

Eliott Simpson: (a)sexy and I know it

AUG 17-25 at 12:00 (35 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

Eliott has never cared for sex. He enjoys doing people as much as he enjoys doing his taxes (not at all), yet for all his life it has lead to nothing but ridicule. But in peculiarity lies comedy, and Simpson has it in spades. With tales of gender, stakes, queerness and cakes, Simpson aims to widen your eyes to the life of an asexual man living in a hyper-sexualised world. So come along, keep on your thong, and enjoy the only show completely absent of dick jokes...okay there are some but they’re very intellectual. “Absurd and Accessible” – The Norwich Radical "Weird as f**k" - Janey Godley^...


Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

AUG 1-18 at 11:15 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

When an economist meets an archaeologist for an hour of stand up. Join British-Arab Archaeologist Ella (BBC presenter, National Geographic Explorer) and Economist Susie (NATYS finalist 2019, Funny Women Regional Finalist 2018) for an hour of stand up about politics and life. Ella is "warm, erudite and funny" The Times “Susie’s message, intelligence, storytelling & humour simply boom out into the ether; spending an hour in her company is a charming alternative to doing just about anything else during the Fringe.” Mumble Comedy ...


Elliot Wengler: Solo an Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler: Solo an Elliot Wengler Story

Elliot Wengler: Solo an Elliot Wengler Story

AUG 10-13, 15-25 at 14:55 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Having grown up in the 90s and 00s, all Elliot Wengler, ‘a likeable performer with nice ideas’ (Broadway Baby) wants to talk about is Pokemon, how he became the 16th-best-Pokemon-player-in-the-UK-in-2004. Full of ‘truly funny stories; a real treat’ (Concrete), Wengler recounts tales of growing up in the digital age with fast-paced storytelling, hyperactive observations, and a quest to if not catch ‘em all… then to joke about ‘em all instead..! ● ‘a likeable performer with nice ideas’ – Broadway Baby ● 'hilarious', 'fabulous', ‘great stories delivered in a hilarious way’ –...


Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

Erich McElroy: Radical Centrist

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

With politics moving to extremes and into nearly every aspect of our lives, Erich McElroy finds another way. The only true centrist comedian at the Fringe, Erich is rising up to demand incremental change and reasoned debate. He’s crossing over the left/right divide in a way that’ll make you stop and think - or at least slow down. Heard on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News’ & Radio 4’s ‘Moral Maze.’ Seen on BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, SkyNews. “Stand-up at its best” ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby “The pace never dips and the jokes land every time” ★★...


Es Are Good

Es Are Good

Es Are Good

AUG 1-14 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

If you’re looking for unbridled enthusiasm, thwarted by the prospect of middle age, this is the show for you. Eleri’s half of the show will be like a Ted-Talk if humanity hated itself. She will lecture you about the art of being a phenomenally basic millennial. Learn how deal with heartbreak, peer pressure, zero hour contracts and what to do with asthmatic dogs purchased from a drug dealer in exchange for an Iceland frozen pizza. “A force of nature and a full throttled Idiot” Logan Murray. Esyllt will provide balance and proceed to explain how everything beyond the daily grind is ...


Even More Twisted

Even More Twisted

Even More Twisted

AUG 14-18 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

An evolution of his successful 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and Perth Fringeworld show "TWISTED", Aaron Ayjay continues to take you down the dark and twisted road of musical comedy in "Even More TWISTED", with his not so trusted six string "Lola", taking on topics such as relationships, the government, head injuries and overly amorous pets and whatever else...more banter, more songs, more bang for a free show!...


Evers, Booth and [NAME]

Evers, Booth and [NAME]

Evers, Booth and [NAME]

AUG 3-14 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Evers, Booth and [NAME] courageously stage their 2019 multimedia sketch show. Despite the unfortunate disappearance of their third member, Evers and Booth must fulfil their contractual obligations to Eastern European sponsor Dank! (3-in-1 carpet cleaner, antifreeze and feminine moistwipe). Among those helping them are: unelectronic Amish house band Bounty of Beards; hulahooping dominatrix Barbara; and Yorkshire-based Yankophile T-bone. Not forgetting Katerina, the miserable face of Dank! “Finely written sketches with lo-fi elements and double entendres galore ... Masters of the most unlik...


Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

AUG 1-13 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

An Accidental One Woman Show! Standing in the wreckage of a five piece sketch troupe, one stressed out comedian is determined to keep going. She'll show you how the show should have gone through sketch, stand-up and characters and explain where it all went tits up (also the original name of the sketch troupe). Was it when Brid decided to become a nun? Or when Lucy got arrested? Maybe they should have stopped it all when Rhiannon got them barred from Sheffield's city limits. What matters is that Mary is still going and still determined to do the five person Poirot sketch. Watch her as s...


Ew Girl You Nasty - Katharyn Henson

Ew Girl You Nasty - Katharyn Henson

Ew Girl You Nasty - Katharyn Henson

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

This show was going to be titled "I Used to Buy Meth From My Friends' Dad" but that would have meant leaving out all material about the other drugs, the sex dungeon, the dog food, and everything else in between. These true stories sound like lies because they are delivered to you by someone who looks like preschool teacher but sounds like she gives away quarters at a casino. This curated mess is tasteless and chronicles the life and times of Katharyn Henson, a woman with a penchant for hedonism but the work ethic and credit score of the most text book Capricorn. She is not a doctor, she is not...


Expelled from Eton

Expelled from Eton

Expelled from Eton

AUG 13-17 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
Bier Keller, Picardy Place / Courtside

Expelled from Eton is a shockingly funny and wickedly accurate tour of modern Britain's prejudices and hangups. George William Callaghan takes aim at the royal family whom he says should be in porn to raise money for the people they claim to care about. This is Frankie Boyle crossed with Boris Johnson. Vulgarity delivered in a plummy accent is innately hilarious. This chubby apparently bumbling comedian reveals a razor sharp wit to cut any hecklers down to size. The show takes in ethnic stereotypes and turns them on their head. There is plenty of self-deprecating humour. ...


Falling With Style

Falling With Style

Falling With Style

AUG 1-25 at 21:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Adventurer David von Jones takes a humourous glance at some popular Disney and Pixar movies with a view to discovering more about the benefits of pessimism. “Funny and Interesting” - L.A Times “As charismatic as he is clever, a truly entertaining experience” - Michael Quu “All the makings of a future comedy triumph” - Broadway Baby “A fine up and coming talent” - Paul Foot...


Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

Fantastic Flatulence and Where to Find It

AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

Award-winning Scottish author Stuart Reid launches his 8th book at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019 with an exploration of eggy explosions, big bottom burps and his fear of farts. He even has a fear of saying fart. How do astronauts fart in their space suits? And where does it go? Do their suits inflate? Do aliens fart? Not that it matters because in space, no one can hear you fart! There will be bums, bogies, books and more big bottom burps with more stunning stories from the madcap world of Gorgeous George, Grandpa Jock and Crayon Kenny. Warning no.1 - there may be snot! Warning no.2 - au...


Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

AUG 1-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for the children and their parents. It is a wonderful and memorable way of entertainment. The Fantastic Magic Show includes a lot of participation from the kids which keeps the kids active throughout the whole time and brings tones of fun and joy for everybody. Balloon animals – all the kids receive a balloon animal which they can play with and take home as token from the show. Also there will be a tutorial on how to do magic – kids love to learn how to become magicians. Children never get bored of magic especially when th...


Fat Roland: Seven Inch

Fat Roland: Seven Inch

Fat Roland: Seven Inch

AUG 1-13 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

In the last record shop still standing, Manchester comic Fat Roland re-examines his life through not-so-teenage kicks, surrounded by forgettable (and unforgettable) pop music. Amid the cobwebbed racks and fading seven-inch singles, he faces his 45th birthday alone. Meanwhile, all the cool kids are drinking Slop!, the new hipster drink that tastes of gin AND petrol. When the brewery comes knocking, will Roland pack up his gramophone? Will Ed Sheeran come to the rescue (he won’t)? Why does Grace Jones sound like Johnny Vegas? And is that Gary Barlow holding a mop?! A five-star, on...


Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Filippo is writing his dream show in which he is finally honest about his life; a completely disarmed, vulnerable and confessional show. Unfortunately, memory is quite tricky, so what is real and what is made up? In his dreamy and free-associating style, Filippo will elegantly sift through a rich tapestry of impossible romances and surreal tirades, often aided by his French minstrel pianist fortune teller alter-ego. This is the debut hour from the moonstruck, vagabonding Italian comedian and clown who will charm you into his absurd, topical and bizarre world. ‘Eclectic, erratic, mispronounced,...


Fourth Cousin, Once Removed...Forcibly.

Fourth Cousin, Once Removed...Forcibly.

Fourth Cousin, Once Removed...Forcibly.

AUG 1-4, 7-11 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Meet Roberta Roberts... Distant cousin of Julia, former child-star (vegemite commercials) & experimental theatre visionary, determined to make her mark....or claim someone else’s. From award-winning writer/performer Ali Kennedy Scott (The Day the Sky Turned Black, "Enthralling" NY Times) comes this stand-up/storytelling/character mash-up about the ties that bind us, the dreams that fuel us, and the hiccups and hi-jinks along the way. www.iamroberta.com...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 3-24 at 19:00 (420 min) - Free
Biddy Mulligans / Main Bar

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 3-24 at 13:00 (300 min) - Free
The Wee Pub / Main Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 at 22:00 (240 min) - Free
SouthPour / Main Bar

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (660 min) - Free
Ghillie Dhu / Auditorium

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 3-25 at 12:00 (360 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / The Courtyard Stage

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 at 21:30 (240 min) - Free
The Granary / The Main Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

Free Festival Music Bars - Live Music Around Edinburgh

AUG 4, 11, 18, 25 at 16:30 (180 min) - Free
The Granary / The Main Room

Join us for a huge selection of acoustic music, duos, bands, rock, folk music, singers and more every day and night of the Fringe... with music specially selected to get your toes tapping and you singing along all day and night at venues across Edinburgh and also out in Leith. Contact each venue for the daily line-ups. ...


Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 10:20 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

This is your first stand-up show of the day, serendipitously happening within the best breakfast joint in Edinburgh! Grab a coffee and join a rotating cast of BBC New Comedian of the year 2018 finalist Isa Bonachera, 2019 Max Turner semi-finalist Miztli Rose, 'bitingly funny' (LondonPubTheatres.com) Alexandria Macleod and Abigail Weinstock. Wake up with a shot of the day's funniest headlines and a healthy portion of their very best material. It's a Buzzfeed quiz/Vice doc/Guardian editorial sort of a show complete with zeitgeist cultural references and factually incorrect observations....


Full Moon Cabaret

Full Moon Cabaret

Full Moon Cabaret

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

After the success of its Edinburgh Festival debut in 2018, Full Moon Cabaret is back for more! Unlike any cabaret you've ever attended, the Full Moon Cabaret is Berlin's wittiest, wildest, and most inventive monthly varieté. The sexy and subversive programme features burlesque, circus arts, dance, music, and wacky interactive audience antics, all exploring a theme derived from what the Native Americans called the full moon. "...wonderfully raunchy...an unmitigated pleasure palace...” - Best Free Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Culture Trip "Erotic & spectacular...essentially, quinte...


Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest

Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest

Funny Cluckers - Best of the Fest

AUG 2-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Four top-quality fowl-mouthed acts, hand-plucked from around the festival. For the poultry sum of a bucket contribution on eggsit. Guaranteed to be clucking funny. Cockmungously not suitable for the family....


Funny Feckers

Funny Feckers

Funny Feckers

AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap

Funny Feckers, one of London's most popular comedy nights, is a compilation stand-up comedy show featuring the best acts from Ireland and beyond. It's a fun and friendly affair which brings people together through laughter and silliness, hosted by cheeky Irish comic Wes Dalton. 'An Irish charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee'. (Kentish Towner). At the 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 story made it into The Scottish Sun and Edinburgh Evening News....


Games With James

Games With James

Games With James

AUG 1-13, 15-18 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Award-winning comedian and UK board gaming champion James Cook invites you to play board games live on stage. Buckaroo, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos and more done like you've never seen it before. Suitable for 5+...


Gaming Under the Influence

Gaming Under the Influence

Gaming Under the Influence

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Standup comedians compete for your affection with jokes and then battle head to head with different video games nightly. Unpredictable hilarity, audience challenges, and intoxicated comedians make for a new and unique show every night....


Gay Not Straight

Gay Not Straight

Gay Not Straight

AUG 1-11 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Former "straight" and rising NYC star Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival) makes his Fringe debut with a high-octane hour on the hilarity of coming out late and living that new gay life. After performing in cities across the US and on American radio, the exuberant yet down-in-the-dumps Brooklyn comedian has crafted an hour of sharp punchlines and absurd asides translating gayness for everyone. Look out for jokes on what happens when friends don't believe you're gay, you have sex with a man for the first time, and, oh right, even a few things that we've all been through. ...


Geeks, Stand up!

Geeks, Stand up!

Geeks, Stand up!

AUG 14-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

This show brings you some of the funniest comedians from around the Fringe to laugh, joke and talk passionately about their favourite geek passions. And what many don't understand about geekery, is that it's not all about computer games and superheroes; being a geek is what you're really passionate about. It could be wildlife, 18th-century authors or even your favourite sport or team. With an A-Team of revolving acts talking excitedly about their beloved subjects. A good show, comedy it will be. As Yoda might say....


Gerry Carroll- Crock OR Gold

Gerry Carroll- Crock OR Gold

Gerry Carroll- Crock OR Gold

AUG 1-25 at 22:50 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Gerry’s third solo show is about fun, awkwardness, joy and leprechauns. It’ll make you laugh, most of the time, even if you can’t quite describe what happened. It’s a mixture of stand-up, clown and an occasional poignant moment. He’ll bribe you with Haribo. There are a couple of songs, and the show is based on a look at Gerry’s life. He’s 66, but his comedy is ageless, and it appeals to all ages. Gerry did this show at Brighton Fringe in May. It’s an energetic, lively and funny hour. And it’s aimed at sending people out feeling good. You’ll have a really good hearty laugh, but also feel bet...


Ghost Orgy

Ghost Orgy

Ghost Orgy

AUG 1-25 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

A late night stand-up comedy show that explores sex and the supernatural. Hosts Erika Ehler, Hannah Lawrence, and Bria Hiebert will be tackling everything from spirits to safe words with their sharp, eccentric, observational humor. These hot, millennial women have a lot to say about dating, demons and dick pics. Have you ever been ghosted? Literally or figuratively. Do you think vampires use dating apps? Was the film Ghost featuring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze an accurate depiction of a romantic relationship between a human and spirit? Ghost Orgy is the most fun you can have while being haun...


Girl Bully

Girl Bully

Girl Bully

AUG 1-10 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Two bitches (Mary and Mary) explore the meaning of the word ‘bitch’ in an evening of comedy and theater. With appearances from our childhood selves, mean alter egos, Ann Coulter, and various other bitches past, present and fictional, we will attempt to get to the bottom of this enigmatic word and how it has come to shape the female experience. Directed by Monica Jones Diaz and in collaboration with Rock Rising Productions. ...


Girl Code

Girl Code

Girl Code

AUG 14-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Girl Code Imagine if Loose Women was more outrageous, and funnier. "Girl Code" is a comedy discussions show about the highs and lows of womanhood. It features 4 uncensored female presenters who are of different backgrounds, different generations, and different opinions. No subject is off the table - the hosts will discuss anything including periods, monogamy, the changing role of gender, office politics, relationships and the conflicts between generations. They discuss the topics of the day, mixing humour with intelligent debate. In addition to the conversational segments, the forma...


Girl Stuff

Girl Stuff

Girl Stuff

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

Sweden's female comedian of the year 2018 Josefin Johansson, presenter of the local editions of 'Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?' and ’Hollywood Game Night’ goes abroad with her 'Girl Stuff'. A comedy and music show about all the things girls love: makeup, ponies and boys. Or is that all? We discuss everything from the Bachelor to the Bechdel-test and yes, there will be some naughty bits. Josefin Johansson works for stage, radio and television. Is known for her quirky 80's style attire mashed with 'My Little Pony' aesthetics. What’s not to love?! ...


Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

Glenn Grimwood: Unf*ckable

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Glenn Grimwood has never been on TV so you know what he's doing must be good. One of Australia's most creatively dirty acts is bringing his full-length, width and girth show to Edinburgh. An hour of filth from a man who's well and truly unf*ckable. "One of Perth's Best" ★★★★ Winning At Failing "Perth Cult Comedy Favourite" ★★★★ The Australia Times "Hilarious" Gareth Reynolds (The Dollop) ...


Global Comedy club

Global Comedy club

Global Comedy club

AUG 1-25 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the West with no language, culture, personality, looks or even a clue....


Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Comedy from the Queen of Scottish comedy Janey Godley. known as the Trump agitator and all round funny woman- check out her viral videos online....


Good Evening Edinburgh

Good Evening Edinburgh

Good Evening Edinburgh

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Sam (Australia) nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016. Sam shows you fun & funny for an hour of non stop hilarity. It's Sam's 5th year at Fringe, so you're in capable comedy hands. 'Extremely talented individual' ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine 2018) 'Unceasingly funny' ★★★★1/2 (TulpaMagazine.com). 'Comedic virtuoso' ★★★★1/2 (TheAustraliaTimes.com). 'Brilliantly twisted absurdity' ★★★★1/2 (WinningAtFailing.com). ...


Goodbye Charles

Goodbye Charles

Goodbye Charles

AUG 19-25 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

"I ate the divorce papers, Charles. I ate them with ketchup...and they were good. Gooood!" We are very pleased to present to you the dark comedy and growing cult hit Goodbye Charles, written by American playwright Gabriel Davis. Jill's husband Charles mysteriously disappears after she refuses to grant him a divorce. Concerned something has happened to her husband, Jill follows a string of clues to try and find out the secret Charles was keeping from her... ...


Gráinne Maguire; Guys- It's Problematic

Gráinne Maguire; Guys- It's Problematic

Gráinne Maguire; Guys- It's Problematic

AUG 1-25 at 14:35 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

Award-winning comedian Gráinne Maguire (Dave's UnSpun, BBC One's This Week, RTE's Cutting Edge and Radio 4's Now Show) returns with a sparkling, exhilarating and life-affirming show about why we should all be Team Titanic. Writer for 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Last Leg. 'A must-see from a comedian at the top of her game' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'A self-assured performance from a woman who has mastered her craft' (Skinny). 'Sarcastically and scabrously hilarious' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Original and unpredictable – a delightful, incisive hour of truth and madness' (FringeGuru.com)....


Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop

Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop

Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop

AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

‘Grave St.Claire: Hard Bop’ is a multimedia comedy show that incorporates stand up, videos, dance, and fancy dress. The show is a light-hearted and genuine look at overcoming adversities and includes stories about getting married way too young, learning to skateboard at age 32, crying at work, and how, as a leftist immigrant, I accidentally got a job working for an anti-immigration lobby within weeks of moving to a new country. Grave St.Claire is a New Zealand comedian living and gigging in London. Come see it....


Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

AUG 1-25 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

GRUMPY PANTS - A FORK THROWING COMEDY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! A show that is designed to entertain parents alongside kids with a mix of perfectly crafted juggling routines, clowning, physical comedy and fork throwing! Yes forks!! Grumpy Pants invites the audience into an eccentric and intimate world, where everyday objects such as suitcases, glasses of water and frisbees are bought to life in experimental juggling routines. A bizarre and off beat character Grumpy Pants communicates through his expressive rubber skin, words and sounds and the fourth wall is broken from beginning to end, as ...


Guerilla Aspies Year Five – Not an Autism Puppet Show

Guerilla Aspies Year Five – Not an Autism Puppet Show

Guerilla Aspies Year Five – Not an Autism Puppet Show

AUG 1-3, 10-16 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

THE LONGEST RUNNING AUTISM CONVERSION SHOW IN HUMAN HISTORY. Join in with Paul Wady as he takes you into the ideas and lives of the global autistic underground community that grows each year. Yet more insights into a world that was all around you all along. But you may have never seen. ...


Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

Gummy Bears

AUG 8-14 at 14:00 (50 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

Adam Brides(Max Turner Competition Finalist) and David Anthony (Leicester Square New comedian of the Year Semi Finalist) join forces for an extravaganza of comedy and storytelling. Come and spend an hour of fun with two men who look like they never sleep for tales of daring escapades and crippling defeat. One gifted with endless enthusiasm for life, and one who is yet to be convinced of it. North vs South. Working class vs painfully middle. Educated vs barely literate. Join the adventure! "Very funny and great energy. The type of comic that makes you wanna be his friend" - Radu Isac. "...


Haha Cool

Haha Cool

Haha Cool

AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

Luka has more than a show worth of jokes, so he needs your help picking which ones to tell. Choose jokes out of a bucket to see what show happens on any given day. In the last year, he has lost 4 stone, a grandparent, and the roof of his house. He's told jokes all over Australia, Europe, at music festivals, a video game convention, an office Halloween party where everyone else was in costume, a lacrosse club's change room, and much more. "Undoubtedly one to watch." - The Herald Sun "A lovely young man... Making the most of that nice guy image you can only warm to." - Chortle "One o...


Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

Half the Man – Michael Livesley

AUG 1-25 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

Michael Livesley, the man described by Stephen Fry as an ‘outrageous talent’ is half the man he was but still just as funny. In the last year he has dropped ten stones in weight and in doing so had to pick himself apart from the roots up. Losing weight is a thermodynamic process – eat less, move more – but one that is complicated by emotional baggage. Part standup, part storytelling and 100% true this is the story of one man’s attempt to beat his fears and addictions in order to accept himself and get his life back. Half the Man but twice the person. 'Bellowing, manic chutzpah' - Robin Ince...


Happiness bully

Happiness bully

Happiness bully

AUG 1-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Adverts, books, CDs, work colleagues and self-help Gurus. They all have one thing in common. They all try to bully you into being happy. Glaswegian comedian Martha McBrier is taking a stand and refusing to be told how to be happy. Somebody needs to. Fed up of being told to smile because it might never happen? Come and celebrate misery with other like mind people. Has your dog died? Has your partner left you? Don't smile because the office idiot told you to cheer up. Frown, it's already happened. A show about a woman who found her love of Country and Western music, a genre of music w...


Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

Hari Kanth: This Train Terminates Here

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:50 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

A comedy show about definitely not wanting children… I think? The second debut hour from Hari Kanth: a 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Award finalist, a 2012 Chortle Student Comedy Award finalist, and the presenter of BBC Brit's 'Socially Awkward Situations’. Previous praise: "Refreshingly intelligent stand-up, that also manages to be achingly funny" (Young Perspective) "So bloody good"(The Skinny) "Hugely confident, hugely slick… a welcome offbeat, slightly geeky sensibility." (Bruce Dessau) ...


Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

Heavenly Comedy Edinburgh

AUG 2-11, 13-23 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Njambi McGrath NATYS 2019 Winner will be showcasing the best up and coming comedians....


Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

Henry Ginsberg: Romantic Comedian

AUG 1-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Henry Ginsberg didn’t loose his virginity, or have any romantic experiences to speak of at all until his late twenties. Now he’s making up for lost time. Having been pigeonholed as a dark and cynical comic for many years, he’s now on a mission to reveal himself as the passionate romanticist he’s always felt himself to be. Following on from his acclaimed show Molesting The Corpse Of Traditional Masculinity Since 1987 (“He’s probably a shit comic” - Katie Hopkins), Romantic Comedian explores themes of self-esteem, sexuality, gender-roles, and why Hitler was a bit of a bellend....


Hero Worship

Hero Worship

Hero Worship

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

If you had a chance to meet your Idol, would you take it? Joel Sanders has hung out with all of his heroes but did they want to hang out with him?...


Huggers

Huggers

Huggers

AUG 1-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together. ‘My eight-year-old loved it. The hour whizzed past. Perfect for children’s attention spans’ (ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk). ‘Mums and dads are onto a winner with this ... delightfully immature comedy’ (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


Huggers

Huggers

Huggers

AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children’s entertainers for all the family to enjoy together. ‘My eight-year-old loved it. The hour whizzed past. Perfect for children’s attention spans’ (ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk). ‘Mums and dads are onto a winner with this ... delightfully immature comedy’ (Herald Sun, Melbourne)....


I Am the Horrible Thing

I Am the Horrible Thing

I Am the Horrible Thing

AUG 1-2, 5, 8 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Greg will give you £5 if you come to this show. No joke. The first 10 people to come and stay the whole time will get £5. Greg almost died on vacation in Costa Rica. Now he wants to tell you the whole funny/sad story and about the time he painted his penis purple in Hawaii. This is a true story. Greg is a lifelong improv comic, but in this show he does something a little different. He does not go for the quick laugh. He relives his near-death experience so deeply you won't know if he gets out alive until the very end. 'Deeply effecting life-or-death story' (Charleston City Paper)....


I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

AUG 1-25 at 16:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

This tour de farce of bizarre exploits and odd misadventures chronicles an American's nearly seven-decade search to find his place in the world. It asks the fundamental question: “Where is home and how do we know when we have found it?” Always the outsider, never fitting in, our protagonist takes the audience on a rollicking journey from the Eisenhower-era suburb of a small Midwestern city to the hallowed (and often harrowing) halls of Yale and then on to the mean streets of New York City in the Seventies, the leafy suburb of Greenwich Connecticut in the Eighties, the surreal world of post-...


I'll Be Broken Home For Christmas

I'll Be Broken Home For Christmas

I'll Be Broken Home For Christmas

AUG 2-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / Marquee

"I'll Be Broken Home for Christmas" is a dark comedy musical written and performed by critically acclaimed internationally touring comedy stars, Jeffrey Baldinger and Jessica Michelle Singleton. The Musical follows two children on their journey through hell to try to get back their souls, which their deadbeat father sold to the Devil, in order to avoid debt collectors. In their journey they must find a way to save their mother from purgatory while also trying to have a merry christmas. "They're not sad because they've never known happiness." They meet a plucky bird that helps them along the wa...


Immoral Maze

Immoral Maze

Immoral Maze

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
Bar 50 / The Alcove

Steve N Allen (BBC2’s The Mash Report), Erich McElroy (Sky News, BBC Breakfast) and guest comedians from the UK stand-up circuit tackle the moral questions of the day. In a time when more and more subjects aren’t being talked about Immoral Maze deals with them in the most honest way, by getting comedians to rip them apart. ...


In-Bread With Joseph Emslie (Work In Progress)

In-Bread With Joseph Emslie (Work In Progress)

In-Bread With Joseph Emslie (Work In Progress)

AUG 3-11, 13-25 at 12:25 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Cinema Room

Joseph presents a 45 minute work-in-progress show where he attempts to separate the good from the bad and the wheat from the chaff.
While it might not sound that exciting, think again, because as a coeliac Joseph is being far more dangerous than you first thought!
Bring your gluten free treats and come and see someone who is "definitely a name to keep tabs on." (Bruce Dessau, 2017) Over the past two years Joseph has claimed a place in the Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year Finalist 2018, Amused Moose National New Comic Award Finalist 2017 and So You Think You're Funny Semi Final ...


Interviewing Electric Frog

Interviewing Electric Frog

Interviewing Electric Frog

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

When a seemingly innocent career retrospective interview with maverick film director “Electric Frog” brings up controversies he’d rather leave buried, proceedings take a distinctly bizarre & hysterically unexpected turn… Come and see Electric Frog recount the frankly ludicrous tale of his rise to the heady heights of pudding faced Dada legend and international Media Mogul. But was his rise without casualties? Join Electric Frog and his companion Matt Stags for a retrospective of this strange, dada-esque character's career - dare to enter his mysterious world. A riot of sound and vision; an as...


Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion

AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

If you want a break from hearing about Trump and Brexit, and want a safe space where you will be able to hear Irish comedians (and one US Deep South Homeboy) talking about anything and everything else, Check out Irish Invasion. Four of the busiest and best on the circuit will be making Edinburgh their home (visas permitting), and bringing their badly skewed perspective on life, the multiverse and everything. ...


Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

Ishi Khan: I'mMigrant!

AUG 15-25 at 14:00 (50 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ -Female Arts . Funny women best show award nominee, Ishi explores migration & identity. As stories of the migration crisis, Brexit & the Windrush scandal dominated the news, Ishi wonders where she fits in. Zambian-born, with Indian ancestry, Ishi is at home in Britain. Does that make her Brizambdian? Her energetic, playful nature draws you into her complex world. Join Ishi on an adventure of discovery . Expect silliness, fun & colourful Bollywood dancing. This show is suitable for migrants, non-migrants and strawberries! "So r...


It's All Going To Be O.K.

It's All Going To Be O.K.

It's All Going To Be O.K.

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

The world is going to shxt! Or so it seems. Ophélie and Kuan-wen share with you why they believe in the simple optimism that everything is going to be O.K. Not least because these two have years of experience fighting against the french patriarchy/ a Chinese tiger mum. It's not exactly an easy ride to be aliens in (Post-)Brexit Britain, is it? Ophélie Hocquard - BBC New Comedy Award 2017 Nominee, as heard on BBC Radio 4, Writer for BBC Newsjack, Funny Women “One to Watch” 2018 Kuan-wen Huang - Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2019 Finalist, Amused Moose National New Comic Awar...


Italian Stallion Fake Hero

Italian Stallion Fake Hero

Italian Stallion Fake Hero

AUG 7-11 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Cuckoo's Nest / Basement

A "nearly" comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during London Bridge terror attack in 2017. I have been doing a lot of things and people always get it wrong! I have always done things in my own way and I hate people regarding me as just an old man ex-stripper. This back-to-front storytelling will be something you probably imagined but never lived. language, nothing visual ...


Jack and Barney are in the Background

Jack and Barney are in the Background

Jack and Barney are in the Background

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Audience wanted! Jack and Barney need to film 30 hours’ worth of stock footage of a ‘comedy show’. The footage will hopefully be used as part of a cutaway in a Hollywood film, or shown on a telly in the background of an Australian soap. Hecklers will need to wear mics. If someone could spill a drink around the forty minute mark, that’d be great. Let’s make it realistic folks. Your hosts have done their research, and have been practicing comedy just to prepare. Jack is now one half of acclaimed double-act ‘Moon’ (‘One of best-reviewed shows of Fringe 2018’ British Comedy Guide) and has writ...


Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

AUG 1-10 at 10:20 (55 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Join Jake for a work-in-progress of his new stand-up show. We all know the Sea has gotten too big for its boots recently, and Jake intends to bring it down a peg or two. Is he being serious or is it a metaphor for mental health and toxic masculinity? Only time will tell. A brand new hour of comedy about morality, love and aspiration from the writer and performer of 2018's "Help! I'm Trapped In The Body OF An Adequate Comedian!" - One of Huffington Post's "Must See New Acts at the Edinburgh Fringe" and also named one of "The best comedy show titles at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe" by Bri...


James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 18:20 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Sarcastic nonsense, ridiculous stories and crackpot theories. 'A top class comic' (Birmingham Mail). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC News). Tour support for Gary Delaney and Paul Sinha....


James Meehan - Never Better

James Meehan - Never Better

James Meehan - Never Better

AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

How am I doing? Never Better. A spanking new hour of comedy from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and laidback Lancastrian James Meehan. A show about recovering from the brink, finding pleasure in little things, and revelling in the life that's been yours to enjoy all along. Since coming to Edinburgh for his first full run in 2013 James Meehan has been been back for sell out, critically acclaimed runs every year. In that time he has been nominated for best newcomer, won the Edinburgh Panel Prize, and written/performed/directed THIRTEEN 5 star reviewed shows, and received over 50 four and f...


Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Jane used to be fun. By fun, she means drunk. She’s been sober for 16 years and life is fine, but she still misses the fun times: the buzz that only alcohol can give you; the sheer joyous abandon of being drunk. With a wicked sense of humour and a shockingly reckless candour, Jane discusses her own drinking problem, the British approach to alcohol, the scrapes that booze got her into - and how she managed to get out. Addicted to Fun is frank and funny show about anxiety, sex, alcohol and that time she nearly vomited over Noddy Holder. ‘Comedy gold... . Throughout, she holds the room...


Jane Hill - All I Want

Jane Hill - All I Want

Jane Hill - All I Want

AUG 14-25 at 16:55 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

I'm 55. I thought I'd have everything I wanted by now. Unfortunately I still don't know what that is. In this funny, honest and unflinching work in progress, I will look at my life choices and try to work out where I went wrong-ish and where I went right-ish. And I might do some empowering too, if I can be arsed. Includes adult material (like pensions and the menopause)....


Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

Japanese Sweet Wasabi: No Mask Required!

AUG 5-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Kilara Sen, a female Japanese comedian from Tokyo, won’t wear surgical masks like other Japanese! This is her debut one-hour show on the Fringe. She shares the truth of a Japanese female's life and feelings proudly but humorously and will amaze you with her Asian-remixed impression medley as seen on Asia’s Got Talent and The Funniest Person In the World. You don’t need to wear a surgical mask for attendance either. 'Funny in translation' (Asian Weekly, US).!...


Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

AUG 1-11, 13-24 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Bit of a story. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Comedy. Join New Zealand sensation and Star of the stand-up circuit for a rip-roaring hour of jokes and stories. A master of audience interaction, consummate raconteur and all round brilliant comedian. As seen on Russell Howard’s Good News, 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock The Week, Argumental, The Comedy Store and much much more. "UTTERLY HILARIOUS" Time Out "LIKEABLE, INTELLIGENT AND FULL OF UNPREDICTABLE ENERGY" Scotsman. "DYNAMITE. A MASTER OF COMEDY” Edfest "SPREADS JOY IN MICROSECONDS. ...


Jasper Cromwell Jones' Alternative Book Festival

Jasper Cromwell Jones' Alternative Book Festival

Jasper Cromwell Jones' Alternative Book Festival

AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Famous adventurer and posh idiot Jasper Cromwell Jones (played by award winning comedian Joe Bor) presents an Alternative Book Festival with other weird and wonderful authors. In 2016, Jasper reached the final of English Comedian of The Year, as well as winning the title of Old Comedian of The Year at Leicester Square. Joe himself supported Jack Whitehall on tour, appeared in over 10 BuzzFeed viral videos and worked on a variety of TV shows including Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You. "Hugely talented character comic" -The Scotsman. "The high gag rate puts many other character comics t...


Javier Jarquin: Boring AF

Javier Jarquin: Boring AF

Javier Jarquin: Boring AF

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 2

Javier is boring. An utterly pain-staking and underwhelming human being. He's not one to watch. He has no buzz about him. No media attention and definitely no fan club. You're already bored reading about him and that's a GOOD thing. In an age where everyone is looking to be special, we've forgotten about the importance of shutting the hell up and blending in. A show for anyone who's ever failed to shine. ...


Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

Jay Light: Fake It Til You Make It

AUG 1-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

"One of the best roasters in Los Angeles." - Jeff Ross "Not the son I thought I raised." - his mom Jay Light is trying to stop faking it. Sure, not being himself got him this far, but he's spent such a long time burying his true self under layers and layers of facades that never felt right. Watch as he digs through all the rubble -- the goody-two-shoes Christian childhood in conservative Texas, the life of the party who turned out to be a raging alcoholic, and the new feelings he has to deal with as he navigates sobriety -- to uncover the mean streak that lies beneath the sweet exterior wh...


Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

Jenny Collier: The Jen Commandments

AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Multi award winning Collier is back with her brand new stand up show. 'Brilliant... Infectious to watch and a joy to behold ★★★★’ - VoiceMag.uk ‘Filth!’ - Rhod Gilbert ‘Joyously liberating’ - The List "Very funny" - Time Out ‘★★★★★ Hilarious…An excellent comedic work’ ‘Unlike any other comedian’ (Edfest Mag) '★★★★ Brilliant...Everyone leaves wishing they were her friend' (Arts Award Voice), "Dryly innocent" ★★★★★ - Eastlondonlines.com ''Surprising edge'' ★★★&#...


Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons)

Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons)

Jimmy McGhie BA (Hons)

AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-24 at 17:20 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Jimmy McGhie's ninth Edinburgh solo show is a revamp of last year's critically acclaimed Need(y), which was essentially a lot of sprightly whinging and polished existential angst. He only started writing it in June and it got 4 stars in the Scotsman, now it's even better! What do you do with a second class arts degree? Have a lot of fun, travel the world and end up living in your sister's attic. An analogue man in a digital world, marooned as a bachelor amongst a sea of marriages, mortgages and kids. Jimmy continues to steer clear of anything too serious in life and tries not to step on an...


Jock Tamson's Bairns

Jock Tamson's Bairns

Jock Tamson's Bairns

AUG 21-22, 25 at 19:00 (180 min) - Free
Ghillie Dhu / Auditorium

Part drag, part interactive cabaret, this 180-minute theatrical experience, created by Civil Disobedience, explores queer culture, growing up gay in the 1990s and the bystander effect. Set in an after-hours gay bar where the audience is invited to speak their mind, it mixes scripted elements of storytelling with live music performances and open space discussion. No topic is taboo, but a respect for your fellow humans is compulsory. 'Consistently powerful' (List). 'An attitude of collectiveness and comfort that few companies achieve' (Skinny). 'The most intriguing production being staged in Edi...


Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

Joe Bor: The Story of Walter and Herbert

AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
The Lockup / Lock Up 1

Award-winning comedian Joe Bor retells the story of the friendship between his grandad (world-renowned architect Walter Bor) and his grandad's best friend (also world-renowned comedy actor Herbert Lom) and their journey from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to the UK. "Natural born comic ability" Chortle "Joe Bor is a must see" Alan Carr...


Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Joe McArdle and Theo McCabe are critically acclaimed standup comedians and co-creators of award-winning Fringe comedies Vampire Hospital Waiting Room and Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair. Old friends who’ve improvised together for many years they bring to The Free Fringe a split hour of stand-up comedy topped off with a riotous improvised musical finale. Comedian Bios Theo is a writer, composer and improviser. He is the writer and creator of several off-west-end musicals and gigs regularly throughout the UK and Europe with his band Horsey (“Virtuoso” – Three Weeks, “Exceptionally t...


Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

Johnny Depp: A Retrospective On Late-Stage Capitalism

AUG 1-10 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

Join Johnny Depp — preteen heartthrob turned wino forever — for a retrospective on every film of his entire career, even the ones we didn’t watch, in order to ask... what happened? Toss your golden doubloons, scissorhands memorabilia, and embarrassing fan letters onto the shrine turned dumpster fire Depp has created for himself. Part ritual & part drunken singalong, Johnny Depp: a Retrospective features rum, promiscuity, and $30,000 worth of candles by which we can pay to watch the Rich consume us all. Jenna Kuerzi as Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow as Johnny Depp as Late Stage Capitalism as Jack...


Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

Johnny Irish

AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Ireland’s own Duffy Connors is taking his one man show ‘Johnny Irish’ to Edinburgh which includes stories from the odd man’s life, well crafted one liners and musical comedy. In this show you will learn of Duffy’s inability to deal with basic tasks in life as well as his romantic failings. Duffy’s style is a wonderful contradictory blend of smugness and self deprecation. ‘He has a sharp sense of humour and a touch of zaniness to his personality’ - Jackie Hayden (Hot Press) ...


Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

Joke Thieves

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room

Comedy set swapping live! The cult hit show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each others'. Chortle Award winner – Best Club Show London. Top five comedy shows of the year (List). Top 10 late nights out at the Fringe (Time Out). Top 25 shows at the Fringe (Comedy.co.uk). Featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra. 'A brilliant format' (Guardian). 'Birth of a new cult comedy night... an undoubted hit' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Spontaneous and anarchic' **** (Fest). 'A truly electric night' **** (Scotsman). 'Action-packed and chaotic' **** (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). 'Deserves more than one visit' **** (One4Re...


Jokers In The Pack

Jokers In The Pack

Jokers In The Pack

AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Four of the best jokers from the Fringe pack, perform the finest material from their club sets, which have been honed in comedy clubs across the UK. Each day the pack will be shuffled, offering a variety of comedians with a range of comedic styles, so regardless of which jokers you see, you're guaranteed a 'fantastic deal!'...


Journeys of the Mind and the Megabus

Journeys of the Mind and the Megabus

Journeys of the Mind and the Megabus

AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Golf Tavern / Upstairs

Luke Chilton and Joe Bates are two of the most promising comedians on the London open-mic circuit, and they’ve both been on a journey. Luke’s was a journey of the mind, when side-effects from anti-malaria tablets led to a psychotic episode deep in the Thai jungle. Joe’s was a journey of the coach, on the M1 southbound, to pursue his lifelong dream of sharing a house with 10 other people by the age of 33. Their journeys have led them to Edinburgh, and they’ll be bringing their very different styles and stories to this brilliant 2 part show. Larium Diaries is a single 25-30 minute anecdote in...


Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Jumping Off the Bandwagon

AUG 20-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

There's no such thing as a free lunch but there is a free quality comedy show at lunchtime! Whatsapp group dynamics, Instagram validation and threesomes with Siri and Alexa. Stand-up and piano bits about all your favourite contemporary bandwagons. After an immensely successful podcast season, London based comedy partners: Annie Sheppard - tall friendly philosopher who loves to love you and the truth, and Victoria Olsina - non-beanie wearing lesbian from the Argentinian mafia sorting out London’s bathrooms, are here to surprise and delight Edinburgh. #pleaseloveme #messagedeleted...


Jumping The Barriers

Jumping The Barriers

Jumping The Barriers

AUG 19-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

“Jumping the Barriers” tells the story of a chance meeting on a train between a wealthy young graduate and a homeless northerner, and how this dramatic mirror casts light on the inequality of our society. James seemingly has it all – a good job, a nice flat in London, and a girlfriend who loves him. Everything is sorted. And that’s the problem. Nothing exciting ever happens to him. Enter Nathan, a streetwise scouser who is homeless and has just bunked on the train. Their short train journey shows us how first impressions can be deceiving, how we often take a lot for granted and that we always ...


Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Justin Heyes - White Muslim

Justin Heyes - White Muslim

AUG 1-11 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free
The Raging Bull (Formerly Moriarty's) / Cellar

After being nominated for the 'Best Comedy' Award at the Perth FringeWorld, Justin Heyes brings his new show 'White Muslim' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! A British comedian living in Malaysia, converting to Islam to marry the love of his life, Justin has found himself somewhat caught between two worlds. Join Justin as he takes a hilariously honest look at religion, dating, marriage and culture through his reflections of his own experiences, in an ‘Idiot’s Guide To Islam and Culture Clashes’ resolving differences and celebrating how everyone has a lot more in common than they may think.^...


Justin Matson: Try Harder

Justin Matson: Try Harder

Justin Matson: Try Harder

AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

Justin Matson discovered all the secrets in life so you don’t have to! Los Angeles based comedian and self-help guru Matson returns to Edinburgh for the third year in a row, with a new one-hour motivational seminar of immersive stand-up comedy to help turn your life around, but better!...


Kefi: Reggetiko

Kefi: Reggetiko

Kefi: Reggetiko

AUG 17-21 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Finnegan's Wake / The Back Room

Immerse yourself in a Greek coffee house where familiar faces tell stories of their displaced lives, while a series of unpredictable events unfold in the background. Spontaneous good feelings mixed with urban Greek folk and dub-inspired tunes. A band of partial family, Emilios (bouzouki) was raised in awe of his uncle Poli (bouzouki and vocals), a multi-instrumentalist who grew up in the Cypriot diaspora of London. For the first time, Kefi tell their story and invite you into their world to sit, relax, laugh and enjoy their company and their inter-generational tales of disconnected familiarity...


Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

AUG 1-25 at 18:10 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Fresh from performing at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe festivals 2019, catch South End Comedy Festival's 'Best Newcomer' Winner with his new show! Kelsey is one of the youngest working comedians in the UK. Having supported Stephen K Amos on a whopping 4 UK Tours and Russell Kane on his 2019 UK Tour, as well as being a circuit regular, this is a chance to see Kelsey really sink his teeth into a longer show. This show is about growing up in a society he doesn't feel a part of. A constant outsider. And exploring his life and views and what makes him and us all different. Because maybe ...


Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

AUG 1-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / The Cave

Henry Ginsberg (FHM Stand Up Hero, Reading Festival New Act Of The Year) presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol fuelled showcase of the best stand up comedy from this year’s fringe. Hopefully, everybody makes it out alive!...


Late Show Great Show

Late Show Great Show

Late Show Great Show

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

The night is young and some of the best stand-up comedians at the Fringe are ready to make you laugh, stay up late and definitely have one more drink. It's a late show, it's a great show and at this hour you never know what to expect! These acts have won awards, they've sold out shows, they've been on TV and radio, and now they're going to end the night right. ...


Lateef Lovejoy - Life, Times, And Societies Crimes

Lateef Lovejoy - Life, Times, And Societies Crimes

Lateef Lovejoy - Life, Times, And Societies Crimes

AUG 1-16 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Multi Award nominee and official face of the ITV Hub and U Switch Lateef Lovejoy presents his solo stand-up show "Life, Times, And Societies Crimes" where he expresses his unique comedic voice relating to social commentary, satire, and his contemporary take on popular culture. "Magnetic stage presence" Time Out "A charismatic comedy mastro" The Metro "An exhilarating performer with a contemporary style that oozes star quality" Evening Standard ...


Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

In its 7th year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every show features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show. The line-ups are constructed by one of London's best comedy clubs, Laugh Train Home, and sponsored by its home venue, The Four Thieves....


Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

AUG 2-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

See the very best comedians selected from around the Fringe, with different line-ups every day in this brand-new family friendly lunchtime stand-up showcase, from the people behind sell-out hit Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe. Just like its older sister, it's a great way to see Fringe comedy, with top line-ups and big laughs... just less naughty bits! Reviews of later version: 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe). 'An extraordinary smorgasbord' ★★★★ (Herald Sun, Melbourne). 'A fantastic night' ★★★&...


Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show

Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show

Laughing Horse FREE Best in Comedy Chat Show

AUG 1-12, 14-18, 20-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

This chat show is the perfect way to start your Fringe day, as you spend an hour in the company of Vladimir McTavish, one of the finest stand-ups on the Scottish comedy circuit. Visit this early-evening soiree which brings you the very best in chat and stand-up comedy from three of the Fringe's best performers, selected from venues all around Edinburgh by its top-notch Scottish comedy host. 'Gleefully indulgent. Highly appealing' **** (Guardian). 'Scotland's top satirical stand-up' **** (Morning Star)....


Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Place / The Baird

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – and it's free! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2018. As seen in the UK, Australia and the USA. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK^...


Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

AUG 1-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – and it's free! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2018. As seen in the UK, Australia and the USA. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK^...


Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse FREE Comedy Selection

AUG 1-25 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Basement

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, alongside hot new talent and Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up at each show, every day, as Laughing Horse's Comedy Selection returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – and it's free! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2018. As seen in the UK, Australia and the USA. ★★★★★ “Cracking Comedy Selection” Cream of the Fringe, UK^...


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 17:05 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. There's five shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out shows in Edinburgh (2004-2016), Brighton, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (WA), Fremantle (WA), Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Hollywood (USA). ★★★★★ “Cracking Come...


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 19:35 (60 min) - Free
Cabaret Voltaire / Long Room

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. There's five shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of the Fringe returns to Edinburgh for its 16th year. Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, making this absolutely the best way to see great Fringe comedy... and it's free! Sell-out shows in Edinburgh (2004-2016), Brighton, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (WA), Fremantle (WA), Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Hollywood (USA). ★★★★★ “Cracking Come...


Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse FREE Pick of the Fringe

AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

See the very best comedians from across the Fringe, with a different top-notch comedy line-up each day. There's five shows every day, as the Laughing Horse's Pick of