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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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Listings for 26 August, sorted by Show Name

#BigDerryEnergy with Peter E Davidson

#BigDerryEnergy with Peter E Davidson

Comedy

#BigDerryEnergy with Peter E Davidson

Comedy

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

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


(High) Altitude- Laura McMahon

(High) Altitude- Laura McMahon

Comedy

(High) Altitude- Laura McMahon

Comedy

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

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


1's To Watch

1's To Watch

Comedy

1's To Watch

Comedy

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

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

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


10,000 Ideas

10,000 Ideas

Comedy

10,000 Ideas

Comedy

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

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


100% C*ntintental

100% C*ntintental

Comedy

100% C*ntintental

Comedy

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

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


1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

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

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


101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

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

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


101 Comedy – Club Free

101 Comedy – Club Free

Comedy

101 Comedy – Club Free

Comedy

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

'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. All our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique carbon off-set scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. 'Original, likeable, great timing and hilarious delivery' (Dan Kington, Danny's Comedy Club). ...



101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

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

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


101 Psychos: We turn Insanity into Hilarity

101 Psychos: We turn Insanity into Hilarity

Comedy

101 Psychos: We turn Insanity into Hilarity

Comedy

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

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


101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents... And Other Really Old People

101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents... And Other Really Old People

Childrens

101 Ways to Annoy Your Parents... And Other Really Old People

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 3-23, 25-27 at 16:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Sold Out Edinburgh 2022 Title says it all! (EVIL LAUGH) Don't worry, I'll also teach the parents how to annoy their kids as well. From Multi Award winning kids comedian Matty Grey. Laugh your guts out of your butt hole as he brings his best show yet to the Edinburgh Fringe. "*****, Matty Grey is the master of children’s entertainment and he knocks it out of the park" The Adelaide Advertiser. "***** Matty Grey is loud, enthusiastic, and will (mildly) insult your children!" Play & Go Winner Best Kids Show Adelaide Fringe 2023 Winner Best Kids Show Perth Fringe 2020 Winner ...


129.5 Steps to Autistic Success

129.5 Steps to Autistic Success

Comedy

129.5 Steps to Autistic Success

Comedy

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

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


1998: A Walking Disaster – Anxiety, Absurdity, Airfryer

1998: A Walking Disaster – Anxiety, Absurdity, Airfryer

Comedy

1998: A Walking Disaster – Anxiety, Absurdity, Airfryer

Comedy

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

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


2 Funny Feckers

2 Funny Feckers

Comedy

2 Funny Feckers

Comedy

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

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



2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger – Kirsty Munro

2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger – Kirsty Munro

Comedy

2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger – Kirsty Munro

Comedy

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

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


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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


22

22

Comedy

22

Comedy

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

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


3 out of 4 Twats

3 out of 4 Twats

Comedy

3 out of 4 Twats

Comedy

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

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


3's Comedy: Afternoons

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

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

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


3's Comedy: Late Nights

3's Comedy: Late Nights

Comedy

3's Comedy: Late Nights

Comedy

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

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


3's Comedy: Mornings

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

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

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


33 Years Single

33 Years Single

Comedy

33 Years Single

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

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

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



3AM Brain

3AM Brain

Comedy

3AM Brain

Comedy

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

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


3rd Rock From The Pun: Darren Walsh

3rd Rock From The Pun: Darren Walsh

Comedy

3rd Rock From The Pun: Darren Walsh

Comedy

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

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


4 Big Cs

4 Big Cs

Comedy

4 Big Cs

Comedy

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

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


4 Funny Feckers

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

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

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


44 and Flippin' Furious

44 and Flippin' Furious

Comedy

44 and Flippin' Furious

Comedy

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

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


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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



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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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


60 Minutes About Scotland

60 Minutes About Scotland

Comedy

60 Minutes About Scotland

Comedy

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

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


666 Black Widows: The Web of Dark Comedy

666 Black Widows: The Web of Dark Comedy

Comedy

666 Black Widows: The Web of Dark Comedy

Comedy

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

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


999 problems

999 problems

Comedy

999 problems

Comedy

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

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


A Bookish Comedy Show

A Bookish Comedy Show

Comedy

A Bookish Comedy Show

Comedy

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

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


A Collection of Nothing

A Collection of Nothing

Comedy

A Collection of Nothing

Comedy

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

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


A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Comedy

A Cut Above

Comedy

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

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


A Little Killing Hurts No One

A Little Killing Hurts No One

Comedy

A Little Killing Hurts No One

Comedy

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

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



A Little More Conversation a Little Less Action Please

A Little More Conversation a Little Less Action Please

Comedy

A Little More Conversation a Little Less Action Please

Comedy

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

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


A Slice of ELVIS

A Slice of ELVIS

Comedy

A Slice of ELVIS

Comedy

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

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


A Spaniard's Guide to Learning Shakespeare

A Spaniard's Guide to Learning Shakespeare

Comedy

A Spaniard's Guide to Learning Shakespeare

Comedy

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

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


A* In The Making

A* In The Making

Comedy

A* In The Making

Comedy

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

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


Aaaaaand now! Teknicolour Smoof Comedy Club

Aaaaaand now! Teknicolour Smoof Comedy Club

Comedy

Aaaaaand now! Teknicolour Smoof Comedy Club

Comedy

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

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


Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

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

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

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


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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

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



Abbas Wahab: Gracefully Balding

Abbas Wahab: Gracefully Balding

Comedy

Abbas Wahab: Gracefully Balding

Comedy

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

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


Abi Clarke: Try Hard (Work in Progress)

Abi Clarke: Try Hard (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Abi Clarke: Try Hard (Work in Progress)

Comedy

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

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


Absolute Chaos

Absolute Chaos

Comedy

Absolute Chaos

Comedy

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

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


AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

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

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


Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Covering artists from all across the pop-music spectrum, Accordion Ryan will sing and play your favourite songs like you've never heard them before! Add in a few of his own hilarious tunes and this show is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Fresh off an appearance on Britain's Got Talent and a hit debut at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe, he is excited to bring his talents back this year! Join in and feel free to sing along during this night of music, laughter and overall fun! 'You're funny, I like you' (Simon Cowell)....


Adam Bromley: Time Traveller

Adam Bromley: Time Traveller

Comedy

Adam Bromley: Time Traveller

Comedy

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

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


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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



Adam Greene and the Diet of Destiny

Adam Greene and the Diet of Destiny

Comedy

Adam Greene and the Diet of Destiny

Comedy

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

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


African-ish

African-ish

Comedy

African-ish

Comedy

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

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


Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Comedy

Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Comedy

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

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


AI Jesus – Peter Bazely with Special Guest(s)

AI Jesus – Peter Bazely with Special Guest(s)

Comedy

AI Jesus – Peter Bazely with Special Guest(s)

Comedy

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

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


Aidan Jones: Adult Adoption

Aidan Jones: Adult Adoption

Comedy

Aidan Jones: Adult Adoption

Comedy

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

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


Aidan Jones: The Morning After

Aidan Jones: The Morning After

Comedy

Aidan Jones: The Morning After

Comedy

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

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


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 11:45 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) and "Weird Al" Yankovic were destined to be together onstage, and now they are! (sort of) This loving tribute to two icons of entertainment will leave you giggling as your toes are tapping. American comedian/musician Steve Goodie brings it all together with songs and accordions and guitars and visual effects that cost many dozens of dollars, all for your amusement!...


Alcohol is Good For You

Alcohol is Good For You

Comedy

Alcohol is Good For You

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 17:00 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

Join us for a drink and another hour of non-stop inebriated laughter! Same spirited show but hosted by Kyle Legacy and with all new faces performing stand-up and sharing their best drunken comedic tales! If they can't make you laugh I guess you weren't drunk enough. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2016-2022. ...



Alex and Roger Work It Out

Alex and Roger Work It Out

Comedy

Alex and Roger Work It Out

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 21-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Join Alex Bertulis-Fernandes (Channel 4 Sean Lock Awards Finalist) and Roger O’Sullivan (BBC New Comedy Awards Regional Finalist) for an hour of stand-up. Alex Bertulis-Fernandes was a Channel 4 Sean Lock Awards Finalist (2023), So You Think You’re Funny? Semi-Finalist (2021) and a 2Northdown New Act Semi-Finalist (2020). Alex has written for BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and BBC Radio Scotland's Breaking The News, and was praised by BBC Radio 4's former Commissioning Editor of Comedy for having “so many good lines” and “a really great performing style”. Last year Alex co-starre...


Alex and Sharlin: White Chicks 2

Alex and Sharlin: White Chicks 2

Comedy

Alex and Sharlin: White Chicks 2

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 14-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

In 2021 Alex and Sharlin performed White Chicks 2 to sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2022 they took White Chicks 2 to Soho Theatre. This year they’re back and ready to run this thing into the ground. White Chicks 2 is a split hour from two stand-ups who happen to be brown women. Did your parents advertise in a Bangladeshi newspaper to try and find you a husband? Ever thought about cheating on your rescue dog? Want to watch something that literally has nothing to do with White Chicks? This show is for you. Alex Bertulis-Fernandes was a So You Think You’re Funny? Semi-Finali...


Alex Farrow: Wisdom of the Crowd

Alex Farrow: Wisdom of the Crowd

Comedy

Alex Farrow: Wisdom of the Crowd

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 3-27 at 17:00 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Wisdom of the Crowd is the new stand-up comedy show in 2023 from Alex Farrow. His philosophy-themed solo comedy shows have sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and 2021 with thousands sold in 2022. 'Practically perfect' ***** (Scotsman). 'laugh out loud' **** (EdinburghGuide.com). 'Packs a philosophical punch' ***** (Student). Featured in The Times as part of A Bloke Called Dave's Best Jokes of the Fringe 2021. As heard on BBC Radio 4 extra...


Alex Owen-Hill Asks Himself 'Is It ADHD?'

Alex Owen-Hill Asks Himself 'Is It ADHD?'

Comedy

Alex Owen-Hill Asks Himself 'Is It ADHD?'

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-27 at 23:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Alex Owen-Hill Asks Himself "Is It ADHD?" is a gloriously ridiculous and uplifting exploration into what it's like to feel "not normal" your whole life, only to discover there could be a reason! Through a scatterbrained journey of comedy, clowning, and audience chat, Alex examines what life feels like to have a differently wired brain. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have ADHD symptoms… or even if you don't know what ADHD is! A safe, inclusive and joyous celebration of being different....


All About Philosophy in 100 Jokes

All About Philosophy in 100 Jokes

Comedy

All About Philosophy in 100 Jokes

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

What happens when a philosopher and a comedian come into a bar? In this case, a long night of drinking alone. Oleg Denisov, a critically acclaimed international comedian, screenwriter, and philosopher by training, sets out to answer mankind’s biggest questions with the most unlikely medium: jokes. Jokes that will take you on a rollercoaster ride from all the ancient Greek dudes with questionable morals, to the great issues of modern day – like should we hate Starbucks because of ethics, or just because their coffee is sh*t. Will you laugh a lot? Yes. Will the show change you forever? Defini...


American Cheese

American Cheese

Comedy

American Cheese

Comedy

Downstairs at Betty's / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

American Cheese is a showcase of the American comedy scene, produced by Mark Henely and Shafer Ward. With a different lineup each day, American Cheese will present you with some of the funniest comics from the American comedy scene, as well as Fringe favorites from all around the world. American Cheese sets out on a nearly impossible mission: to not only provide its audiences with a memorable comedy experience, but to also get Europeans to admit that American cheese is not that bad, if not kinda good when you've had a drink or two (samples might be at play!). ...


An Aussie, African and Englishman Walk Into a Bar...

An Aussie, African and Englishman Walk Into a Bar...

Comedy

An Aussie, African and Englishman Walk Into a Bar...

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 21:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

A revolving door of different African, Australian & British comedians every show! Come support your home country's roots while learning about other cultures in the funniest way possible. The best, most diverse comedy line-up at Fringe. Each show contains 3 acts from these proud nations in an easy one stop showcase. Sold out Edinburgh fringe 2022!...


An Irish Roast

An Irish Roast

Comedy

An Irish Roast

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 17:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

After a fantastic Edinburgh Fringe run last year, Eddie Mullarkey brings you a new, frank, cutting and very funny hour of observations and adventures. Weaving crowd work with meandering stories, follow Eddie as he explores his relationship with his mother tongue (Irish), his mothers latest conspiracy theories, elderly rural German perverts, his newly found Irish - American family, and his ongoing troubles with ADHD. 'Mullarkey certainly knows how to work a crowd' - Three Weeks 'The skill of an old pro' - The Student...



An Irish Work in Progress

An Irish Work in Progress

Comedy

An Irish Work in Progress

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 4-13, 15-21, 23-26 at 16:05 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Rising Irish comedian Mike Rice is working through some brand-new stories and jokes about cows, the Dali Lama, insomnia and the power of the human mind. Mike has millions of views online and has featured on BBC, RTE, and BBC Radio 1. 'The best new comedian I’ve seen in years' (Karl Spain). '50 minutes of jokes that make you laugh out loud' (EdinburghGuide.com)....


Andrew Silverwood: I Really, Really, Really Want a Zig-a-Zig Ah.. and a Nap!

Andrew Silverwood: I Really, Really, Really Want a Zig-a-Zig Ah.. and a Nap!

Comedy

Andrew Silverwood: I Really, Really, Really Want a Zig-a-Zig Ah.. and a Nap!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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★★★★★ "A stone cold legend" Fourth Wall ★★★★★ "Fringe at its cheekiest" Hifi Way ★★★★½ "Silverwood is one to watch out for" Weekend Notes ★★★★½ All About Entertainment ★★★★ "The entertainment we all need right now" Fringefeed ★★★★ "A must see. Comedic gold" Adelaide Advertiser This show is about hitting your 30s, impulse buying a car he saw in a film from a bloke on Marketplace and how timing a fart wrong can ruin a family dinner....


Andy Onions: PowerPointless

Andy Onions: PowerPointless

Comedy

Andy Onions: PowerPointless

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 25-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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High-octane, stand-up comedy show. Andy Onions (Resident MC of the Timeout recommended Freedom Fridge) takes you on a nonsensical multimedia journey. Films, gameshows, computer games and obscure childhood sports are woven into Andy Onions daft tales. If you love Street Fighter 2, Superman or quizzes then this show’s for you. Come and see a grown man in a Hawaiian shirt lose it for an hour. It will be the most lovable break down you’ll ever see. ”Some say Andy put the compoop into nincompoop . I say he put the nin in there too” Tim Shishodia ...


Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 15:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Award-winning Angel Comedy (Repeated "Best Venue in UK" Award Winner) brings a whole new showcase of acts to Edinburgh for the 7th year - after 6 sell-out years! Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Watch the stars of the future, for free. Or book ahead to guarantee entry. Time Out recommended and Top 10 on TripAdvisor ...


Angela Bra: MicroRAVE

Angela Bra: MicroRAVE

Comedy

Angela Bra: MicroRAVE

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 19:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Her daughter’s left for uni and singer/songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher Angela Bra is home alone. Which can only mean one thing, it’s time for a house party! Join Angela for a drag-powered musical comedy of pop and puns as she prepares for the ultimate kitchen disco. The food’s in the fridge, the drinks are on ice and she’s invited all her Facebook friends to join the event. What could possibly go wrong... "A fun, silly and wildly entertaining show, 4 Stars" - The Lancaster Guardian "A cheerily endearing persona" - Chortle Winner of Best...


Anna Beros - Creampie Curious

Anna Beros - Creampie Curious

Comedy

Anna Beros - Creampie Curious

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 14-27 at 01:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Romping through the joys, disappointments and semen of her 30s in Berlin, Anna stays surprisingly optimistic. In her solo standup hour, she celebrates German empathy, nasty sex with manners and non-judgemental feminism. Sex focused, self-deprecating, dark and upbeat, Anna turns pain into laughter and shame into solidarity. High energy, filthy, joyous, hilarious. Anna’s a Kiwi born, Melbourne raised, Berlin based standup comedian, writer and podcaster. She took her solo, Creampie Curious, to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2023 and has performed through Ge...


Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Comedy

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Forty, single and ready to mingle; join lifelong friends Annie Sup and Angela Bra for a drag-powered musical comedy celebrating friendship and new beginnings on a virtual bar crawl full of O-M-Gosh moments you’re unlikely to forget! Winner of Best Musical Comedy at the 2022 Morecambe Fringe. ...


Arguments! The Comedy Debate Show

Arguments! The Comedy Debate Show

Comedy

Arguments! The Comedy Debate Show

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 21-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Come along to a comedy debate show, where master debater Donal Vaughan pits 2 comedians against each other (& the audience) to resolve multiple arguments like "Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Pineapple on pizza? Cats or Dogs?" Every show is different....



Around the World in 80 Puns

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 3-4, 7, 10-11, 14, 17-18, 21-27 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Glaswegian comedian and author Iain MacDonald embraces the international aspect of the festival as he takes you on a punventure around the world in this hilarious show in which he has a joke for each and every country. You tell him the country- he'll tell you the joke! And with the aid of his GIANT map and mini globes for the audience, there'll be plenty of opportunities to try and catch him out! UK Pun Championship finalist ( 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022 ) ChampiPUNship runner-up 2019 UK Pun Off Puntest of Champions runner up 2021. ‘ Corny ‘ David Walliams ‘ Scotland’s Prince of Puns...


As I Roved Out

As I Roved Out

Music

As I Roved Out

Music

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 14-27 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Journey along ancient song lines with The Bardesse, everywoman time-travelling troubadour, as your guide. Weaving together theatre, traditional Celtic folk ballads and storytelling accompanied by fiddle and guitar, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and newcomer to the Fringe, Bronwyn Claire Asha invites you to begin your day with a delightful and immersive voyage through the history of song and story to discover just how connected we are to each other, to our earth, and to those we came before us. The future has an ancient heart: will you take up the call in remembrance of it?...


Ashley Haden: Genocidal Liberal

Ashley Haden: Genocidal Liberal

Comedy

Ashley Haden: Genocidal Liberal

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Can we get better or should we just be wiped out? Darker, more honest, and still wearing a hat. Ashley is bringing his brand of caustic satire to watch over the world as it burns. "Absolutely merciless...he is terrific" The Scotsman....


Aussies Abroad

Aussies Abroad

Comedy

Aussies Abroad

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Aussies Abroad consists of Kyle Dolan, Anno Gomes and Jon Walpole - three rising stars of Australian Comedy. After appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, they travel to Edinburgh to perform a split hour of comedy. KYLE DOLAN Kyle Dolan is a comedian & producer with experience across film and live comedy. He hosts Liars & Clowns: A Late Night Comedy Show, which sold out shows at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe and received 5 star reviews. In August 2022, the show toured to the Edinburgh Fringe, where it sold out shows at the Assembly Rooms. He stud...


AYEbiza Live: The UV Neon Party Sessions

AYEbiza Live: The UV Neon Party Sessions

Nightclubs

AYEbiza Live: The UV Neon Party Sessions

Nightclubs

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-26 at 23:00 (240 min) - PAID - Tickets from £12

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An exciting new visual club experience taking you back to the 00s and 90s with singers, dancers, saxophonists, percussion, glow paint and good vibes....


BattleActs!

BattleActs!

Comedy

BattleActs!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 21-27 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi-five star, late-night improvised 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 compère in a high octane mix of seemingly impossible challenges and incredible physicality. Their prize: the audience’s respect! Who will be victorious? Who will fall? COMEDY JUST GOT NASTY... Starring: Kiell Smith Bynoe (Taskmaster, Ghosts, Stath Lets Flats) Anna Leong Brophy (Shadow & Bone, Harry Hill's Club Nite) Oliver Izod (Austentatious, Bowjangle...


Becky Fury: Identity

Becky Fury: Identity

Comedy

Becky Fury: Identity

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-27 at 19:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A left (ish) wing show celebrating the ish in British! Becky is an award winning comic writer/ performer and she has used this experience and that of being brown ish, queer ish, and disabled (ish) (she’s a guardian reader) to talk about what brings us together. That we put the ish in British “Finest sticks of comedy dynamite to be found for love or a suggested donation “ Scotsgay...


Becoming Virgin

Becoming Virgin

Comedy

Becoming Virgin

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Robert Inston examines the potential fiascos borne out of experience and the dangers of what is presented as an established facts, particularly with regard to status and power through the undue influence of wealth, advantage and the worldwide web. Confession: my hymen may not necessarily be entirely intact. Perhaps I protest too much. For the vast majority of my life, I was what could be described as respectable and then the date I forget I fell off that stagnant very comfortable bubble. BECOMING VIRGIN presents my own perception the simpler your life is, the less issues you have in sur...



Ben Hodge: It's a Boy? (WIP)

Ben Hodge: It's a Boy? (WIP)

Comedy

Ben Hodge: It's a Boy? (WIP)

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-27 at 18:15 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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It's a Boy? Is the debut show from the wildly creative comic mind of Ben Hodge, Liverpool Echo's Top 30 under 30 and winner of INTO Film Documentary of the Year 2020 “Ben is such an exciting act. Tonnes of charm and stage presence all topped off with killer jokes.”- Kiri Pritchard-Mclean 'Relatable and Likeable yet infinitely self-aware' - Blizzard Comedy Ben Hodge debuts his first live one-man stage show exploring themes of gender expression and trans masculinity in relation to growing up in a world where his own transgender identity was sought out through Yorkie bars, Closer...


Best In Class

Best In Class

Comedy

Best In Class

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 3-27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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*****2022 Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize Winners***** Best in Class is a crowd funded profit sharing show that champions the rich talent of working class comedians. Sponsored by waste grounds, knock off trainers, spam, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, failed MOT’s, failed GCSE’s, bus stops, pay day loans, fierce mums, tired dads and empowerment....


Best of Adelaide's Fringe Comedy

Best of Adelaide's Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Best of Adelaide's Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 16-27 at 19:45 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A constantly rotating line-up of the best Fringe comedians at this year's festival. Hand picked from the crop of Aussie and international funny people of the Fringe. You never know who you might see, but you will be guaranteed night of laughs. Four top comics each night, a gala of giggles. The ultimate funny share plate. One big rule if they have played Adelaide then they play for you. ...


Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Late Show

Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Late Show

Comedy

Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Late Show

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 3-27 at 00:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A revolving line-up of some of the best established and up-and-coming comedians from around the Fringe in a late show full of fun and laughter. It's the perfect way to end your Fringe day. 'A comedy smorgasbord' ★★★★ (GreatScott.media). 'A fine set of comics, who entertained everyone in the room' (Rip It Up)....


Best of Irish

Best of Irish

Comedy

Best of Irish

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Fresh from the hugely popular Virgin Media TV show The Craic Den Comedy Club, two of Ireland's top comedy MC's, Eddie Mullarkey & Brian Gallagher, present the best lineups of Irish stand up comedy talent that the fringe has to offer! Not to be missed. ...


Best of Northern Irish

Best of Northern Irish

Comedy

Best of Northern Irish

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A showcase of up-and-coming and established Northern Irish talent, hosted by William Thompson (BBC New Comedy Award 2021) and Micky Bartlett 'A natural stand-up with more than a touch of Billy Connolly' (Chortle.co.uk)...


Big Smoke Comedy

Big Smoke Comedy

Comedy

Big Smoke Comedy

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 15-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Big Smoke Comedy is stand-up comedy with a fully improvised finale and the only show of its kind. A variety of ferociously independent comics perform individually, then form a one-night-only ensemble to play off audience suggestions. Come meet the characters, watch them play and help shape the acts with your warmth and laughter. Cast includes resident MC Brooke Hoerr and select performers from both the British Isles and international comedy circuit....


Blake it til you make it

Blake it til you make it

Comedy

Blake it til you make it

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 20-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A hilarious work in progress from the most exciting new talent on the comedy scene (according to this description), runner-up of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Award (this is actually true), and a comic full of 'good mood comedy' (Oxford Comedy Festival) - opposed to all that bad mood comedy. Take a look into the philosophies of life, relationships, and race from a funny man with a degree in Film Studies (got a 2:1 by the way). I'll try and share some knowledge on how to always have a positive outlook on things, even when your whole family are anti-vax, or you go on a date with some...



Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The cult hit of the Fringe returns! Bigger, better, boardier, gamier, smackdownier than ever. The show where comedians play board games live on stage is back! Previous players included: Jason Manford, Robin Ince, Gary Delaney, Laura Lexx, Alice Fraser, Paul Sinha, Andy Zaltzman, Lloyd Langford, Justin Moorhouse, The Delightful Sausage, Nick Helm, Sooz Kempner, Bethany Black, Evelyn Mok, Sukh Ojla, Phil Ellis, Geoff Norcott, Aatif Nawaz and many more... Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook. We'll be bringing back the most popular games from our prev...


Braingystics: Sieze the Mind

Braingystics: Sieze the Mind

Comedy

Braingystics: Sieze the Mind

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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WARNING: Reading this description is legally considered consent to rewire your brain. ARE YOU AWARE: Most humans only use 10% of their brain power. WHO is using the other 90%?! What do they want with it?! We will teach you to REGAIN YOUR BRAIN from these Mind-Thieves, and lease it back to them at a profit! Braingystics! Welcome to the new science of knowing without thinking! Our expert “Braingeneers” will teach you how to unlock the secret patterns that govern the universe! And then turn that universe into cold hard cash! Learn the power of our Mindualization™ system that THEY don’t ...


Broad Strokes Improv

Broad Strokes Improv

Comedy

Broad Strokes Improv

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 22-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Six of Dublin’s hottest comedy performers return to Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival to bring you an all-women, all-improvised comedy show! Think you’ve seen every kind of improv comedy show out there? Think again. We create filmic hour-long narrative stories based entirely off your suggestions, full of protagonists, antagonists, wizards, spies and suspicious wives, the likes of which you’ve never seen before. Our comedic style is surreal, understated and worldly, giving our shows a theatrical sophistication that makes them truly unmissable. Join us again as our improvisers embark on quests of e...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 10:45 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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AUG 3-27 at 11:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Mums and dads who are dying to get their new humans out to the Fringe, this is the show for you! Inspired by a new mum, Kat Placing has devised a show for babbling babies and tireless toddlers! It's a sensory display of colour, sound, light and movement to spark joy and ignite wonder. Created to delight audiences five-months to three-years-old. Sold-out Adelaide Fringe 2020/2021/2022. 'Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd' ★★★★★ (KidsinAdelaide.com.au). 'It’s a lovely bite-size instalment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon s...


Bucket

Bucket

Comedy

Bucket

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Leah Renee, American stand-up comedian and recovering killjoy, makes audiences laugh, cry and cringe in her comedy show about the hidden cost of playing it safe and the unexpected delight in confronting what scares us. She'll tick one new item off her bucket list each show along with any adventurous audience members. Quench your FOMO at this YOLO solo show....


Cabaret Voltaire Club - Disco/House/techno By Night

Cabaret Voltaire Club - Disco/House/techno By Night

Musicals and Opera

Cabaret Voltaire Club - Disco/House/techno By Night

Musicals and Opera

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 21:30 (450 min) - Free & Unticketed

Dance the night away with Cabaret Voltaire's club nights open across all three rooms, from after the comedy finishes at 9.30pm until 5am. Disco/House/Techno all night!...


Can You Put This in the Bin For Me?

Can You Put This in the Bin For Me?

Comedy

Can You Put This in the Bin For Me?

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 4-27 at 17:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Feeling trashy, come see the best comedians as they work out what material of theirs is good and what should be thrown in the bin, and yes you are encouraged to be vocal about it :)...



Can You Tell Me Where This Is?

Can You Tell Me Where This Is?

Comedy

Can You Tell Me Where This Is?

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 4-27 at 12:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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We gathered the top comedians in Edinburgh to go on every night with 15 minutes of their best stuff, every day a different lineup, every day a different show because why see them do an hour when you can save time and see their best 15?...


Candace Bryan: Communist Dad

Candace Bryan: Communist Dad

Comedy

Candace Bryan: Communist Dad

Comedy

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

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In her new show, Communist Dad, American comedian Candace Bryan tells the story of her unusual childhood in Memphis, Tennessee—from her absentee mom and banjo-playing Marxist father, to her time spent living in the projects and her conversion to Judaism at 9 years old. It’s a rags-to-riches story that is both quintessentially American and quintessentially anti-American...and somehow all completely true. Adding in stories about cocaine, mayonnaise, and other lethal substances, Candace concocts a playful takedown of society’s obsession with motherhood, the expectations of the nuclear fami...


CeilidhKids at the Fringe

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-16, 18-21, 23, 25-27 at 10:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers, but everyone welcome. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music. 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. Bring Mum or Dad along to partner you under the chandeliers! All children should be accompanied by an adult who is willing to join in; one ...


Character Building Experience

Character Building Experience

Comedy

Character Building Experience

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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You enter a tavern. You see a group of comedian questers. What do you do? A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, comedy, interactive roleplaying game show, suitable for the experts, the novices and the uninitiated but curious. No two quests are alike; a unique mini-adventure with improvised music, songs and questionable choices. Roll the dice on this comedy gameshow. "plenty of laughs and nerd camaraderie"- Broadway World ★★★★ “endlessly pleasing, voraciously funny hour of unpredictable nonsense” The Indiependent ★★★★ Shortlisted for Broadway World’s Come...


Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff

Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff

Comedy

Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 3-8, 10-13, 15-21, 23-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Multi award-winning comedian Cheekykita's one-woman, tour-de-force nonsense ride... where will we end up? From sea to the universe, an octopus and other daft stuff... we will go somewhere and it will be fun. Hell yeah, a lot of fun and find out the secrets of the un verse..or not but there will be (very) silly dancing, songs, creatures and an octopus... of course... a big one. We might go to space... why not?★★★★★(FunnyWomen.com). 'Silliest, maddest, funniest hour I have ever spent' ★★★★★ EdFringeReview.com). 'A true Gem' (Tom ...


Chelsea Birkby: Silly Sausage (Pain) (WIP)

Chelsea Birkby: Silly Sausage (Pain) (WIP)

Comedy

Chelsea Birkby: Silly Sausage (Pain) (WIP)

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 14-27 at 21:55 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Chelsea Birkby follows up on her award-winning debut with her second show as a work-in-progress. Is it about an awakening, clown school and her Mum, or is it about YOUR MUM? Expect: one liners, heart, pop culture, and maybe even sincerity? “A hugely promising and already accomplished stand-up, surely destined for greater things.” ★★★★ The Scotsman...


Child of Sunday

Child of Sunday

Cabaret

Child of Sunday

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-27 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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In this new work by Elisa Riddington, Child of Sunday examines the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the “ordinary people” in our communities. The single mother trying to balance it all – The desperate souls looking for the promise of redemption – The smiling faces wearing a public mask to conceal their private pain - The fanatics – The phonies and the fraudulent. Told through stories of lived experience and a heterogeneous mix of songs, Child of Sunday examines what brings people together, lending a voice to the broken and the quietly brave. This is a show applauding the people we all...


Chin Wang: Wang's Republic (WIP)

Chin Wang: Wang's Republic (WIP)

Comedy

Chin Wang: Wang's Republic (WIP)

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 21-27 at 17:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Welcome to "The Wang's Republic" This is a new nation ruled by the president of comedic diplomacy, the Wang-der woman: Chin Wang. Born and raised in China, Chin Wang left her homeland at the tender age of 18 to embark on an adventure in the land of rainy weather, polite sarcasm, and occasionally functioning public transportation. From deciphering British slang to mastering the art of passive-aggressive, She has survived it all. One day, at the still-tender age of 28, she realized that she had enough of both the UK and China’s BS so she decided that she should be leading a new count...



Chocolate Orange

Chocolate Orange

Comedy

Chocolate Orange

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 14-27 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sri Lankan comedian Maddie Fernando and Scottish comedian Stevie Coulter bring you Chocolate Orange! This is going to be a weird show with downright bizarre impressions, awkward stories of teenage crushes, failed attempts at flirtation and tales of millennial dread. Join us for this wonderful debut show and bring your friends along for a whole hour of weirdness and laughter! ...


Cobin Millage: Lewis Capaldi is Invited and Absolutely No One Else (WIP)

Cobin Millage: Lewis Capaldi is Invited and Absolutely No One Else (WIP)

Comedy

Cobin Millage: Lewis Capaldi is Invited and Absolutely No One Else (WIP)

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 20:45 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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If we're technically speaking, there is one (1) person invited to this show, but you (yes, you) are allowed (and inarguably encouraged) to come to the debut fringe show from Canadian comic Cobin Millage, who is best known for his incredibly specific historical interests, offbeat, whimsical tangents, and witty, well thought out musings. A favorite on the Scottish comedy circuit, Cobin is one to watch, and this WIP is a cant-miss show, especially if your name is in the title and you're the only one that he (Cobin) personally invited....


Comedians and (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedians and (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

Comedians and (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 3-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Join 3 of the mightiest comedians in the land (and the GM), as they embark on an epic adventure, filled with dice rolls, glory, and probably at least a few failed death saves. This is a live game with audience interaction, so put on your robe and wizard hat, pour yourself a flagon and get ready to see some very questionable decisions being made. A show for everyone, whether you're a forever GM, or you called someone a nerd once and now you feel bad about it. LET'S GO ON AN ADVENTURE! ...


Comedy Caper

Comedy Caper

Comedy

Comedy Caper

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 3-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Comedy Caper's a mixed-bill show with an ever-changing and always exciting line-up. With well-known acts to up-and-comers, this is a show where you'll never know what you're going to get... except that it will always be hilarious. From stand-ups to characters to musical acts, Comedy Caper will keep you guessing and keep you laughing. So come on down, settle in, and go on a caper of varied comedy stylings....


Comedy for the Curious

Comedy for the Curious

Comedy

Comedy for the Curious

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 20:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Comedy for the Curious is a comedy panel show with a science twist, where comedians perform very different stand-up comedy sets around the same theme. Award-winning host Robyn Perkins uses science comedy to explore the theme while the guest comedian(s) take a more light-hearted (& non-science) approach. The show then weaves in hysterical, personal (and often revealing!) chat while exploring the subject further and wraps up with an outrageously silly game! Don't miss this unique format where curiosity and stand-up comedy are combined. ...


Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

Comedy

Comedy Queers

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 3-27 at 22:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Comedy Queers is a spicy mix of outrageous queer comedians, cabaret and drag acts. Looking for diversity? Its what we do best, babe! If you’ve seen enough cis, straight dudes with the same haircut/t-shirt/jokes/toxicity, come and party with the Kings, Queens and Non Binary Royal Titles of comedy. Expect chaos, drag, comedy, glitter and an ever changing line up of LGBTQIA+ acts to grace our stage....


Comedy Striptease

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 00:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The best, most daring stand up comedians from the festival showcase their skills but If they cant make you laugh... then they must Strip! Come along for an hour of high-caliber comedy mixed up with loose, wild & sexy late-night antics hosted by Kyle Legacy! Sold Out Edinburgh Fringe 2019 & 2022....