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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 3 August, sorted by Show Name

#1 Champion: War of the Flags

#1 Champion: War of the Flags

Comedy

#1 Champion: War of the Flags

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Welcome to the World Championship of Humour. But who are the funniest comedians? The Americans? The English... eh..probably the Scottish but maybe it's the Arabs? Or the Asians? Canadians? No, it's your Irish cousin...or is it your Indian dad? Can’t forget about the Jews! The time to wonder has run out... it's the WAR OF THE FLAGS. The time to wonder has run out! Comics from every nation, culture and background will go head to head and answer the age old question, who are the funniest people? Records won't lie and there will be one champion nation... of people. Join us with your favorite f...


0 AD – After Dairy: A Split Bill Stand-Up Show

0 AD – After Dairy: A Split Bill Stand-Up Show

Comedy

0 AD – After Dairy: A Split Bill Stand-Up Show

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-25 at 23:15 (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

Join Liam Jackson, a sharp-witted local, and Grant Barr, the funniest and most likeable farmer since the 'It ain't much but it's honest work' guy for an hour of hilarious stand-up that'll leave you reeling! ‘Very relaxed, confident, at ease on stage. A very consistent flow with good punchlines. Also... Funny!’ - The Stand Comedy Club ...


001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress)

001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress)

Comedy

001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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I left Israel to live in Berlin, because it is ironically safer, my mother would disagree as she is a holocoast survivor and therefore kind of needy, so i moved to the one country she would never visit me in. Come and i'll tell you all about it....


1 Cynic & 1 Mystic - A late night comedy event

1 Cynic & 1 Mystic - A late night comedy event

Comedy

1 Cynic & 1 Mystic - A late night comedy event

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 1-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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The world famous "Magdalena the fortune teller" is finally coming to fringe! She will show you the future, as a very cynical German comedian reminds you of the past. And trust us, by the end you will realize how funny the present really is. 'An unexpected mixture and a fascinating show' (Scotsman)....


1 Dazzling Cabaret Show / Free Festival

1 Dazzling Cabaret Show / Free Festival

Cabaret

1 Dazzling Cabaret Show / Free Festival

Cabaret

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Come join Sassy school of burlesque as we return to Our 8th year at the Fringe. Come see what makes us the go to cabaret and burlesque show. Let the home grown hotties entertain you with a night of old school glamour, burlesque and show girls and comedy compères to complete this sparkly assemble. A night not to be missed and certainly won't be forgotten. Sit back, get ready for the sparkle and sass....


1.295 Reframing Autistic Success (Kitten Steps)

1.295 Reframing Autistic Success (Kitten Steps)

Comedy

1.295 Reframing Autistic Success (Kitten Steps)

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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After 2023’s sell-out show, Stags returns with laughs, adventures and his more innovative 1.295-step mission for success. Add to that some neurospicy experimentation and questioning what it means to be AuDHD in a neurotypical world, Stags finds he’s reframing everything. 'Few things more charming... With nothing but a microphone and a rain sound machine, Stags brings his audience into his memories... Audience doubled up in laughter' (Margaret Hall, Playbill). 'An immensely likeable and charismatic performer' (NeurodiverseReview.com). 'Highly recommended!!' 'Very very funny' (Audience reviews)....


10 Pound Baby

10 Pound Baby

Comedy

10 Pound Baby

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 12:45 (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

The average C-section in the USA costs £25-40K, but you can just squat one out in the back like a feral cat for FREE! Comedian and skinflint Leah Renee returns to Fringe with a new hour about the price of believing in yourself. Show reviewers called it 'Funny, daring and quite surprising in places' with 'laugh out loud moments...wryness, poignancy, shock and tenderness' (EdFringeReview.co.uk)....


10,000 Ideas by Robyn Perkins

10,000 Ideas by Robyn Perkins

Comedy

10,000 Ideas by Robyn Perkins

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:00 (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

★ Winner Best Comedy Shaftesbury Fringe UK 2023 ★ ★ Winner Sydney Fringe, Comedy Award, 2019 ★ Every show is unique. Uniquely saucy? Uniquely honest? Uniquely bizarre? The audience will find out on the night. In her latest hour of critically acclaimed stand-up, London-based comedian Robyn Perkins invites you to ask her anything, and she’ll do the rest. Previous questions (all answered truthfully) include: “Would America be better off if it didn’t elect its own presidents?”, “What’s your most embarrassing moment?” and even “Who’s the hottest audience member?”...



100% C*ntinental

100% C*ntinental

Comedy

100% C*ntinental

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 1-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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What’s the difference between expats and 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% C*ntinental is a stand-up comedy mix show, unpacking the experiences of international women adjusting to life, love and paperwork via Google Translate. Find out if it's really true Italians are sexy, the Germans are humourless and what would happen if Emily went to Paris on minimum wage. “100% C*ntinental” premiered at EdFringe in 2023 and sol...


1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A comedy game show where 4 comedians will battle each other using their childhood trauma and the audience will decide which one of them had the worst parents (Sold-out run Edinburgh Fringe 2023) The show is structured in 3 rounds: Round 1 5 minute stand-up set about family and childhood. Round 2 There will be prepared scenarios containing "a location" and "a subject" and our comedians will have to improvise a "family fight(argue)" scene based on the notes. The battles will be 1v1 and the audience will decide who goes in the last round Round 3 Similar to the game "Scenes We'd like to se...


1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

Childrens

1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

Childrens

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 10:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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🚀 Welcome to "1 Story 2 Friends: Breadlove & Poophead" where your child isn't just an audience member—they're the hero of their own interstellar adventure! This one-of-a-kind show, coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024, invites kids to dive into an exciting sci-fi universe, filled with fun, learning, and imagination. What's In Store? 🌌 Interactive Sci-Fi Adventure: The journey begins with a mysterious cosmic mission, where every child plays a pivotal role. Will they save the galaxy? It's up to our young space explorers! 🎭 Magical Puppetry: Watch as o...


101 Comedy Club – Free

101 Comedy Club – Free

Comedy

101 Comedy Club – Free

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-25 at 14:30 (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

AUG 1-25 at 20:45 (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

'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 offset scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. ...


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 1-18 at 16:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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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....


11 Lessons on Being Loud (from an American Opera Singer)

11 Lessons on Being Loud (from an American Opera Singer)

Cabaret

11 Lessons on Being Loud (from an American Opera Singer)

Cabaret

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 16:45 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Have you ever failed to stand up for yourself? Do you wonder where comedians get their confidence? Do you secretly dream of being a Manifesting Babe? Opera singer and comedian Steph DePrez returns with a show about dreams, risks, and how exactly Americans learn how to be so… loud. After a successful run of shows at EdFringe 2023, Steph’s new musical comedy cabaret explores class, confidence, and what it takes to cut through the noise. Like last year’s well-reviewed show “The Opera Comedy Show,” Steph weaves her stories in between opera arias, Gospel hymns, and jazz standards “performed with...


1k Comedy Presents: Toby Shure and Friends - Love Ireland!

1k Comedy Presents: Toby Shure and Friends - Love Ireland!

Comedy

1k Comedy Presents: Toby Shure and Friends - Love Ireland!

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Toby was until he discovered the ancient lost Gaelic Secrets to Love, Life and the Universe. Fringe legend Toby Shure invites you to join him and some of his favourite comedians from around the world for a crazy party of a good time. Dating themed Stand-up compilation show, come for laughter and leave with a partner. 3x Sold out Fringes - Get your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment! ‘Distinctive stuff…’ - Bruce Dessau ‘…un-flashy confidence’ - Chortle ‘You are funny, but you’ll probably get cancelled’ - Prince Abdi ^...



2 and a Half Women

2 and a Half Women

Comedy

2 and a Half Women

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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This show is a mixed bag of treats. What flavour will you get today? Who knows, but the calories will absolutely count! 3 queer international comedians (Ann Vaida, Annick Adelle and Mari Volar) bring their WIP solo shows to Edinburgh and band together to make their solo debuts less harrowing. In their perspective work the 3 comedians aim to provide the following: Mari Volar is presenting the world with a feminist manifesto for all aspiring trophy wives. Ann Vaida invites you along to existing in a completely arbitrary sh*tstorm of a society, and other jokes. Annick Adelle o...


2 Funny Feckers

2 Funny Feckers

Comedy

2 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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The craic is back after a sell-out run in 2023 with 60 minutes of non-stop laughs from two hilarious comics seen on RTE, BBC, and ITV – Wes Dalton (creator of sell-out show 4 Funny Feckers) and Barcelona's Sergi Polo. 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, plus a different guest comedian nightly. This is an amazing hour of comedy with something for everyone: spine-tingling crowd work, cheekiness and stories from Wes, and brilliant one-liners from S...


2 Muslim 2 Furious

2 Muslim 2 Furious

Comedy

2 Muslim 2 Furious

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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2 MUSLIM 2 FURIOUS Tired of being called terrorists, Aisha and Hasan became something worse: comedians. But “2 Muslim 2 Furious” (2M2F) was written before they realised its impact on their US visa applications. So their dream of “conquering America” is on hold (just how were those visas ever rejected?). But these ethnically-challenged Muslims also have a UK-based goal - smashing stereotypes! Aisha and Hasan prove that not all British Muslims perform useful jobs, like doctors, nurses or playing for Liverpool. But just try to name a funnier Kazakh-Iraqi double act… we’ll wait!...


2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger

2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger

Comedy

2 Slut Drops and a Chicken Burger

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Slut Drop it like it's hot! Back after a sell out 2023 - with new bits! Kirsty shows the secret to a successful slut drop in your 40s. She overshares about sexy times, holiday meltdowns and demos her 'Toxic Masculinity Zumba Class'. Finalist - Someantics Comedy Slam 2023. "Loveable, loud and bloody hilarious!" The Funny Firm....


2 Wongs and a White

2 Wongs and a White

Comedy

2 Wongs and a White

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 1-24 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Get ready to laugh with Two Wongs and A White: a stand-up comedy show featuring Australia’s funniest comedians. Each night, Jenny Tian, Patrick Golamco and Nick Schuller bring you the best of Australian humour. They’ve been on TV, toured internationally, sold out festival runs and written for telly. "delivery is spot-on"- ★★★★½ - Theatre Matters "perfectly timed" ★★★★½ - The Age ★★★★★ - The Scotsman...


200 Puns In 1 Hour with Roger Swift

200 Puns In 1 Hour with Roger Swift

Comedy

200 Puns In 1 Hour with Roger Swift

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 14:05 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The comedic prop pun lunatic Roger Swift shoots out 200 puns in 1 hour! With his trademark crazy homemade props, audio cues and powerpoint slides. Expect corny jokes and silliness; with no theme besides wordplay. DO NOT expect someone taking himself seriously. Dave's Best Gag of the Fringe list 2016 & 2023...


3 Kidneys, No Colon

3 Kidneys, No Colon

Comedy

3 Kidneys, No Colon

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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New York comedian Dave Piontkowski had chronic kidney disease later requiring a transplant, ulcerative colitis and a temporary colostomy bag all before the age of 30. In his debut fringe show “3 Kidneys, No Colon.” Dave shares humorous musings navigating his health issues while dealing with overbearing parents, public humiliation and modern day bathrooms. ...


3 out of 4 Twats

3 out of 4 Twats

Comedy

3 out of 4 Twats

Comedy

Downstairs at Betty's / The Lounge
AUG 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

A late night, cabaret style mixed bill featuring acts from across the Spectrums. Expect the unexpected for no holds barred comedy with punchlines, bite and plenty of wit and warmth to suit all tastes Long: Curated, produced and hosted by Glasgow's Jimi Longmuir, this late night cabaret style show has evolved across Edfringe and GICF since 2022 with acts chosen to represent the current climate of Stand Up. Its one constant is a vibrant and exciting dynamic to delight audiences with a unique atmosphere and vibe. This August, we are bringing New Jersey's internet sensation Ashley Guterm...



3 Queens of New York

3 Queens of New York

Comedy

3 Queens of New York

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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What happens when a girl from Queens N.Y., Brooklyn N.Y. and Uptown N.Y (we’ll explain this last one), come to Edinburgh, Scotland? You’re about to find out when you check out - The Queens of New York! - This hilarious comedic showcase highlights three very different comedians. These three ladies are all from very distinct parts of the city and all bring a different style and energy to their comedy, but at the end of the day, it’s all VERY New York!...


3's Comedy: Afternoons

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 12:50 (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

You’ve had a big lunch, now have a big laugh at 3’s Comedy: Afternoons. Featuring Adam Knox, Ben Searle & Jordan Barr, three of the best of the new wave of Australian comedians at the festival. 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!...


3's Comedy: Late Late Nights

3's Comedy: Late Late Nights

Comedy

3's Comedy: Late Late Nights

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 00:45 (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

It’s not late. It’s late late. And there’s no better time for some loose laughs than when it’s late late. 3’s Comedy: Late Late Nights brings together three of the hottest grots of the new wave of Australian comedy in Lewis Garnham, Alessio Carducci & Ty Gray to make you laugh....


3's Comedy: Late Nights

3's Comedy: Late Nights

Comedy

3's Comedy: Late Nights

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-13, 15-25 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

The night is young and 3's Comedy: Late Nights is going to bring you an electrifying mix of crowd work and stand-up comedy. You never know what’s going to happen at Late Nights, the only guarantee is that you’re going to laugh. 3’s Comedy: Late Nights stars Ben Searle, Lewis Garnham & Adam Knox who are three of the brightest stars of the new wave of Australian comedy. They’re staying up late to deliver you some late night laughs....


3's Comedy: Mornings

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 11:15 (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

Start your day off with a laugh at 3's Comedy: Mornings. 3's Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Bronwyn Kuss & Peter Jones, three of the rising stars of the new wave 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. Knox, Kuss and Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh....


3's Comedy: Nights

3's Comedy: Nights

Comedy

3's Comedy: Nights

Comedy

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 1-25 at 20:40 (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

The sun has gone down and the lights have come up so that means it’s time for comedy. 3’s Comedy: Nights brings together three of the best young acts of the new wave of Australian comedy for an hour jam packed with laughter. Adam Knox, Ben Searle & Aidan Jones have done it all – they’ve been on TV, they’ve been on radio, they’ve performed all over the world and now they’re at the Fringe ready to make you laugh....


33 Years Single

33 Years Single

Comedy

33 Years Single

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 19:00 (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

After an extremely succesfull 2023 Edinburgh Fringe run Daniel Delby brings his show back to a bigger room! Experience the comedic brilliance of Perth's Most Eligible Bachelor, Daniel Delby. 33 Years Single is a one-of-a-kind interactive comedy show featuring Daniel Delby - a 35-year-old who's been single for 34 years and 9 months of his life, that ironically works full-time as a marriage celebrant and comedian. This show is a must-see for anyone who's struggled with relationships, as Daniel delves into his own personal stories of rejection, love, and everything in between. But the fun does...


4 Comedy Masterminds: Stand up Comedy Game Show - A CrowdWork Special

4 Comedy Masterminds: Stand up Comedy Game Show - A CrowdWork Special

Comedy

4 Comedy Masterminds: Stand up Comedy Game Show - A CrowdWork Special

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A Hit Comedy Game Show debuts in Fringe. The Game show has been consistently SOLD OUT in Berlin and brings audience that are upbeat and ready to have fun. You will see comedians perform their best jokes and play a hilarious interactive comedy game with the audience. During the game part of the show, Comedians will show their comedic skills live on the stage as they try to guess some trivial and funny facts about audience members. Example questions: How long a couple in the audience been together? Only rule of the game: Comedians are allowed to ask 3 questions to the audience member to riff...



4 Funny Feckers

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Return of the craic! 4 Funny Feckers, a sell-out Fringe favourite, is hosted by cheeky Irish 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 comedians daily from Ireland and beyond. Devour the best of the fest for lunch. At the 2017 Fringe, Wes managed to convince a Dutchman to propose to his girlfriend on stage. The video went viral and the following year they returned to 4 Funny Feckers on their honeymoon. Different acts daily. Keep coming back!...


50 Ways Jesus (Almost) Ruined My Life

50 Ways Jesus (Almost) Ruined My Life

Comedy

50 Ways Jesus (Almost) Ruined My Life

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 2-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 11:35 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Is eternal life worth not having one now? What happens when you rebel against your progressive parents by becoming a Jesus superfan in your teens and then 10 years later decide walking on water is a lot more hassle than taking the ferry? Are there lasting side-effects of over-indulgence in religion in your formative years? And can it really still be screwing up your sex life in your 50s even though Mormons have so many babies? In this hilarious yet poignant show, Sharon VS traces the root of all her mid-life crises to divine self-radicalisation in her teens. Plus we offer the chance for one...


6 Steps To Success From The 'Award Winning' Dave Chawner

6 Steps To Success From The 'Award Winning' Dave Chawner

Comedy

6 Steps To Success From The 'Award Winning' Dave Chawner

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-25 at 18:15 (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

Last year Dave won an award who's title felt like a back-handed compliment. That led to a crisis of confidence and an exploration of what success really looks like. As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 4. ...


60 Minutes About Scotland

60 Minutes About Scotland

Comedy

60 Minutes About Scotland

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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60 Minutes About Scotland with Vladimir McTavish and friends. "One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit" (Guardian) is joined too-class stand-up guests from Scotland. Bill changes daily. Sell-out 2022 and 2023...


60 Minutes World Comedy Tour: The Local Immigrant

60 Minutes World Comedy Tour: The Local Immigrant

Comedy

60 Minutes World Comedy Tour: The Local Immigrant

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Prateek is a man of the world but don't call him an immigrant! Call him a New Yorker, Berliner, Spaniard or a Delhi Boy. Join the cultural joyride that is his life, breaking free from Indian tradition, to conquering American capitalism and now trying life as a Berlin hippie. Let's talk Berlin's fetish scene and dating life where being monogamous is a red flag, Indian arranged marriages, and breathing in New York - expensive! Has he found his home in Berlin? Or Is Edinburgh next? … Watch out, this Local Immigrant might take your apartment or your girlfriend and settle in here. Prateek...


666 Black Widows: Dirty and Dark Comedy by Twisted Gals

666 Black Widows: Dirty and Dark Comedy by Twisted Gals

Comedy

666 Black Widows: Dirty and Dark Comedy by Twisted Gals

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 21:35 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Welcome to the dark side of laughter, where our comics don’t give a damn about your comfort zone. It's where the fearless female comics come to play, and by play, we mean mercilessly toy with every dark corner of comedy there is. Expect an evening soaked in pitch-black humor, where insults are the highest form of flattery and the comedy is so twisted, it feels sinfully right. Efringe 2023 sellout show! Daily rotating lineup of badass comediannes, host by Moni Zhang, winner of Berlin New Standup Award 2019....


69 and Under Date Night Comedy

69 and Under Date Night Comedy

Comedy

69 and Under Date Night Comedy

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A comedy show that is perfect for date night with friends or partners. Award winning comedian and host of Sunday Singles, Daniel Delby is your MC for the night and will share his stories and stand up comedy about dating, rejection or relationships. He then hosts the old school "perfect match" game for couples as well as reading out the audiences own horror date stories, red flags and ick's they've written and dropped into the story box prior to the show. 🙂 There is improv freestyle songs like this one that Delby sung to 96fm morning host Lisa live on air. Grab your single friends...



A Brief Case

A Brief Case

Comedy

A Brief Case

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 1-17 at 10:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Looking for something to do at the Fringe? Why not help us solve a murder? From Comedy Troupe Glass Crumpet, comes the adventure of… well not really a lifetime, let’s say about two weeks in August. Sir Archibald Canterbury de Montford Williamson Archibald Harvey Chadlington Smythe is dead, and there’s only one person who can solve it, or at least one person they called. Join our brave, but incompetent, detective as they try to solve the greatest mystery they have ever faced. Featuring a cast of oddly similarly-looking characters, and exploring a range of noir-style locations made most...


A Chip Off the Gold Block

A Chip Off the Gold Block

Comedy

A Chip Off the Gold Block

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A transatlantic middle-aged Jewish atheist divorcee walks into a bar... Forced to choose between a show about identity and one about her dead dad, Leslie chose both. In her debut stand-up hour, Gold (as seen at the Comedy Store) delivers batshit family drama, bold storytelling, one or more really good rants. 'Savvy comedy chops' (EdFringeReview.com) 'An assured performer with charm, charisma and very relatable' (Esther Manito) 'Massive laughs in a small package. One of my faves!' (Jordan Gray) * Relaxed performances on Mondays: Aug 5, 12, 19...


A Clean Comedy Compilation

A Clean Comedy Compilation

Comedy

A Clean Comedy Compilation

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

A free stand-up comedy compilation, showing off some of Edinburgh’s funniest, family-friendly faces. This is hand-picked talent from across the festival with the naughty bits scrubbed out. Everyday, a new platter of award-winning and up-and-coming comics perform material you’d be okay hearing, sitting next to your nan. Best of all, our line-ups are made fresh every day, meaning you can come back again and again. And even again. You might not even need to bother with the rest of the festival. We’ll bring the best bits, to you!...


A Crowdwork Hour

A Crowdwork Hour

Comedy

A Crowdwork Hour

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Raul Kohli returns for a fourth year with his sell-out cult hit! No material, no plan, no sad bit at the 45th minute where his pet chinchilla dies... Just one hour of straight improvised comedy based on who the audience are and what the audience tell him! ***** - The Guardian Best of the Fringe 2023 - Distractify One of The Best Comedians in England...


A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Comedy

A Cut Above

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A variety of some of the best and up-and-coming 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 Sensible Hour and Live

A Sensible Hour and Live

Comedy

A Sensible Hour and Live

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Want all the fun and excitement of a late night Fringe comedy showcase without having to wait till the wee small hours? Prefer sitting in an audience that's still at the fun and lively stage, rather than slurry and surly? Want to beat the queue in the kebab shop on the way back to your digs? Then this is the show for you! Late night comedy at a Sensible Hour - and LIVE! Join MC Dan Fardell, host of long-running Brighton comedy institution On the Edge Comedy for a different line-up each night of 4 or 5 of the Fringe's best comics doing their best work to attract you to their own shows. ...


A Show About Something

A Show About Something

Comedy

A Show About Something

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 1-25 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Introducing "A Show About Something" with Moe Singleton, the American comedian who's taken his global adventures and turned them into a comedic masterpiece!Based in New York City, now a Berlin resident, Moe has spent the last two years touring the world, collecting experiences, and crafting a captivating hour of material. In this solo show, Moe fearlessly explores a myriad of topics, giving you a hilarious insight into his unique perspective.From witty observations and the trials of being raised by a single mom to navigating the complexities of race, Moe covers it all. Brace yourself for the c...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 13:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza, featuring Award-winning gag merchant and three-time Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham as he delivers a show with over 100 clean jokes in half an hour with the help of other one liner comedians. Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney). ...



Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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AUG 1-25 at 17:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza, featuring Award-winning gag merchant and three-time Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham as he delivers a show with over 100 naughty jokes in half an hour with the help of other one liner comedians. Expect punchy puns, outstanding one-liners and wizardry wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney). ...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One Liner Show

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 12:00 (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 Joke of the Fringe winner 2016, 2021 and 2022 Masai Graham....


Aaaaaaargh! Here comes trouble.

Aaaaaaargh! Here comes trouble.

Comedy

Aaaaaaargh! Here comes trouble.

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

Masai Graham does his first ever solo show, with tales of how he got into comedy, the clean jokes that won him multiple awards and the naughty jokes that got him into multiple trouble....


Aaalternative Comedy Club

Aaalternative Comedy Club

Comedy

Aaalternative Comedy Club

Comedy

Coco Boho / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 17:15 (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

Teknicolour Smoof's alternative comedy club comes to the Edinburgh Fringe with a daily line up of 5 different comedians. Expect the weird & the bonkers but still always something for everyone....


About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 3-4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18 at 09:45 (270 min) - £89-£99

Learn the skills and art of performing stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course. Including: joke-writing skills, generating material, comedy deconstruction, finding material, lively interactive performance practice sessions, history of comedy, technical skills, industry tips. Plus, a graduation show performance in a Fringe show. Our tutors are professional comedians, comedy writers and experienced teachers. The courses run over two days, with two four-and-a-half hour sessions on each day, followed by the graduation show. 'This course has to be one of the best on offer. Highly...


Abs Flab

Abs Flab

Comedy

Abs Flab

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 2-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Gill Cordiner is getting older rounder less supple and generally hurtling to the grave but she can’t get her head round that because she’s a 10 in her head . Self confidence can only get you so far then reality bites !.. or does it ? is self confidence and charisma enough to hide the glaring lack of elasticity in your skin ? Gill takes you through a lifetime of dating and relationship fails and helps you ask the question am I delusional too ? A Edinburgh premier of this brand new show from aussie Scottish wild mum of comedy...


Absolute Chaos

Absolute Chaos

Comedy

Absolute Chaos

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The cult show returns! Think you can take down a comedian? Then come to Absolute Chaos – a comedy heckle 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 liquid courage in you and do your worst! Top Shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2023 - Euronews...



Absolute Nickhead (Kirk In Progress)

Absolute Nickhead (Kirk In Progress)

Comedy

Absolute Nickhead (Kirk In Progress)

Comedy

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 21:55 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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One man, no hair and some supporting characters unpick what life is like when you're hitting those awkward middle (age) years (West End New Act Finalist '23) "An amusing tragi-comic conceit and expertly performed with fine timing" - Steve Bennett, Chortle "The under-delivery of the character is superb" - Independent Comedy Reviews "Stupendous stand-up... Nick Kirk has some fabulous material" - Theatre Scotland (5 star review for Sofa SoFunny SoFringe, Edinburgh ''23)...


Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 22:00 (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 runs at the 2022 and 2023 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! 'He's amazing...just brilliant!' (Gary: Tank Commander). 'You're funny, I like you' (Simon Cowell)....


Adam Bromley: Happy Accidents

Adam Bromley: Happy Accidents

Comedy

Adam Bromley: Happy Accidents

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Adam Bromley,2 x Sony Award winning comedy producer brings his debut hour to the fringe. Adam knew he had to make some major lifestyle changes but couldn’t find the willpower. Fate intervened in the strangest of ways. This is a comedy show about those happy accidents that shape our lives for the better. In this debut solo hour show, Adam explores the chaos that lurks behind our ordered lives. He thought his life was going well – then it was turned upside down – almost losing everything : his home, his marriage and his career. Yet he was saved in part by happy accidents that led him from despai...


Adam Greene – Healthy Beast

Adam Greene – Healthy Beast

Comedy

Adam Greene – Healthy Beast

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (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

I will fill this in later!...


Adventures! Journey Through Dungeons with Dragons

Adventures! Journey Through Dungeons with Dragons

Childrens

Adventures! Journey Through Dungeons with Dragons

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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From the creator of Science Magic comes a comedy roleplaying show where the audience partakes in an adventure themselves. Three lucky adventurers will embark on a randomly generated quest with goblins, wizards and maybe a dragon or two. Will they sneak past the enemy? Or dive into battle? You decide! Spinning wheels, rolling dice, audience voting! Every show is different in this action-packed choose-your-own-adventure type game. A fun, family-friendly, fantasy show. Weapons and wits at the ready. The adventure is about to begin. Recommended age 7+...


After the Bell on the Last Day of School

After the Bell on the Last Day of School

Comedy

After the Bell on the Last Day of School

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Teachers and students alike know the feeling all too well. Just get through this last History class, then it's time to let loose on school holidays. Ty has met some wild teachers in his time, and might be up there with the wildest. Trying to keep a facade of professionalism at school when you spend your spare time getting caught in dubious travel situations, waking up in gutters and hiding from students at music festivals is, funnily enough, a full-time job. An hour of stories and jokes from Ty's time as a teacher, both inside and outside of the classroom. "His internal dialogue and i...


Ahh I Appear to Be Having a Breakdown – The Debut Hour From Peter Bazely

Ahh I Appear to Be Having a Breakdown – The Debut Hour From Peter Bazely

Comedy

Ahh I Appear to Be Having a Breakdown – The Debut Hour From Peter Bazely

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Does your life feel like a massive fire in a bin? Well don’t worry – because Kanye West made having a breakdown cool, and now Peter Bazely shows you how to turn your pesky public meltdown into the best thing ever. Stand-up, Musical Comedy, killer one-liners, immersive theatrics and crowd interactions. ‘My kind of crazy!’ (Richard Todd) 'I'd like to see more...' (Armando Ianuucci) ‘That was cool man!' (Tony Law) 'Bill Bailey-esque...’ (Chortle.co.uk) 'Unbelievable' (Phil Kay) 2023 Guardian Recommended 3 times Fringe Sell out - Get your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!...


AI:rish

AI:rish

Comedy

AI:rish

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 15:45 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Eddie Mullarkey has had a big year: his wedding (happening after this is printed!); a burnt out car, and several trips to the vet. Eddie brings you a new very funny hour of observations and adventures. From ancient Irish proverbs to rescuing animals, Eddie mixes crowd work with shaggy dog stories and some incredibly live music. Expect to be part of the fun! 'Mullarkey certainly knows how to work a crowd' - Three Weeks 'The skill of an old pro' - The Student ...



Aidan Jones - Pianoforte

Aidan Jones - Pianoforte

Comedy

Aidan Jones - Pianoforte

Comedy

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

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I'm a stand-up comedian and classical pianist, YOU are looking for a show to see before dinner. Come see me use stand-up comedy to explain classical piano. It's not musical comedy, it's music AND comedy. No "funny" songs, just good jokes, and me playing Chopin's Nocturne in Eb Major, which is not funny at all. “Punchlines that will leave you laughing for days on end... This is what a well-crafted comedy set looks like!” - ★★★★★ (The Adelaide Advertiser) Nominated for Best Show in the ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 (long-list) "One of the cleverest minds...


Aidan Jones - Stories

Aidan Jones - Stories

Comedy

Aidan Jones - Stories

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 12:30 (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

A few years ago I got punched in the face by a lady on the train. When I was 8 my grandpa killed my pet rabbit. I got fired from a job for making fun of our clients on my podcast. Funny stories, told on stage by a very serious and important man. (me) “Punchlines that will leave you laughing for days on end... This is what a well-crafted comedy set looks like!” - ★★★★★ (The Adelaide Advertiser) Nominated for Best Show in the ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2023 (long-list) "One of the cleverest minds on the Aussie comedy circuit." - ★★★★...


Alasdair Wallace and Tom Hutchinson – Are We Not Men?

Alasdair Wallace and Tom Hutchinson – Are We Not Men?

Comedy

Alasdair Wallace and Tom Hutchinson – Are We Not Men?

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-13 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Tom is a ball of anxious geekery. Alasdair is gay and trans. What do you do when the world looks like a Gillette advert but you can’t grow a beard? Well, sometimes we end up asking ourselves - “Are we… not men?” Emerging South West comedians Alasdair Wallace (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2024 finalist, BBC New Act 2023 shortlist) and Tom Hutchinson (Bath New Act 2022 finalist) bring you a very silly chronicle of their attempts to figure out who they are, who they want to be, and what they’re learning along the way. Expect twists, tangents and trips to the absurd, from board games ...


Alcohol Is Good For You

Alcohol Is Good For You

Comedy

Alcohol Is Good For You

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:15 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Join us for a drink and another hour of non-stop inebriated laughter! Same spirited show hosted by Kyle Legacy but with all new faces performing stand-up & sharing their best drunken comedic tales! If they can't make you laugh I guess you weren't drunk enough. Sold Out 7 Years Running!! ...


Alex Berr: How to Kill a Mouse

Alex Berr: How to Kill a Mouse

Comedy

Alex Berr: How to Kill a Mouse

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 1-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Alex Berr doesn’t want to be a scientist anymore. As a teen, she dreamed of curing brain cancer. Years later, while completing her PhD, her mom was diagnosed with the same cancer she had spent her youth studying. This work-in-progress show follows Alex’s highs and lows through her career in science– getting inducted into a scientific secret society! using sex to cope with grief! coming to terms with experimenting on mice! Alex weaves together her experience of her mom’s illness with dark, candid, and silly humor highlighting the complex intertwining of professional expertise and personal exper...


Alex Camp: Songs About Love and Food

Alex Camp: Songs About Love and Food

Comedy

Alex Camp: Songs About Love and Food

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-25 at 22:45 (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

Leicester Comedy Festival Award nominee and Musical Comedy Awards finalist Alex Camp (“without doubt one of best musical acts currently on the northern comedy circuit”) is bringing his new solo show to the Free Fringe. Spend an hour with this musician-turned-comedian who blends sharp stand up with songs that are as catchy as they are hilarious. 2000s nostalgia, old-fashioned foreplay, how to break bad news with a guitar and a ginger guy’s plea to end racism; all the important subjects are covered. Alex opened for Tony Law on his Spring 2024 tour and has appeared at comedy clubs like Just th...


Alex Mason and Freya McGhee: Comedians in STEM

Alex Mason and Freya McGhee: Comedians in STEM

Comedy

Alex Mason and Freya McGhee: Comedians in STEM

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-25 at 11:55 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Freya McGhee and Alex Mason will be showing you mathematic graphs of their love life, then delving into their frustration with specific lab experiments. All whilst ensuring a chemical bond with the audience. Come along so we can keep denying our degrees weren't a complete waste of money. Freya McGhee is a self-deprecating chemist. Freya has over 15,000 followers on instagram, and has found an audience who love her science related material. She was a Leicester Mercury Finalist 2023, Amused Moose Panel Show Finalist 2021 and tour support for Helen Bauer's 'Grand Supreme Darling' 2023 UK tour....


Alex Mitchell: Tics Towards Puffection

Alex Mitchell: Tics Towards Puffection

Comedy

Alex Mitchell: Tics Towards Puffection

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Tics Towards Puffection is an in-depth look at 2024 Britain's Got Talent Finalist Alex Mitchell's ever-present desire for perfection, its effect on his life, and all the reasons he may never achieve it. Reflecting on society's perception of queer, disabled, and neuro-diverse communities, as well as his own perception of himself, Mitchell creates a heartwarming, emotional but always hilarious show. "Very, very funny" - Rob Mulholland "Tremendous" - Notts Comedy Review "Definitely one to watch, very funny and unique" - Jack Gleadow ...



Alex Owen-Hill: The Alien's Guide to Talking to Humans

Alex Owen-Hill: The Alien's Guide to Talking to Humans

Comedy

Alex Owen-Hill: The Alien's Guide to Talking to Humans

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 01:00 (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

"Alex Owen-Hill: The Alien's Guide to Talking to Humans" is a ridiculous and uplifting exploration into the confusing world of human interaction. Inspired by social anxiety, neurodivergence, and the inherent strangeness of social rituals, each performance is a fresh adventure. With clowning, improvised games and a unique choose-your-own adventure style, you in the audience are invited to teach this hapless alien how to act around humans. A show for anyone who has ever struggled in a social situation. The show builds on the success of Alex's 2023 show "Alex Owen-Hill Asks Himself 'Is it ADH...


Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That

Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That

Comedy

Alex Prescot: I’ve Got A Song About That

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 1-25 at 10:20 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The musical comic with a lightning-fast turnaround. Alex Prescot has some fresh new songs, some of them so fresh you’ll see them made up before your very eyes! Expect everything from quick-witted observational bangers to daft one-line ditties. With a different comedian opening the show every performance and several songs made up on the spot, kick start your day with a high-energy musical comedy show that’s custom-made for YOU! Clap Back To Reality Winner 2023/24, Kingston New Act Finalist & previous Musical Comedy Awards, West End New Act, Leicester Square Sketch Off & So You Think ...


Alex Watson: Sell-Out

Alex Watson: Sell-Out

Comedy

Alex Watson: Sell-Out

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 1-25 at 23:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A regular on the UK and Australian comedy scene, stand-up Alex Watson brings her debut solo show to Edinburgh examing adverts, apathy and what it means to be an Aussie abroad....


All We Need Is... Radio Ha Ha!

All We Need Is... Radio Ha Ha!

Comedy

All We Need Is... Radio Ha Ha!

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 1-11 at 17:50 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Be the first to see the next sitcom sensation. Each show we present two radio sitcoms, recorded live, with top comedians....


Alvin Liu: Rice

Alvin Liu: Rice

Comedy

Alvin Liu: Rice

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-25 at 10:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Transgressive, irreverent, yet adorable and heartfelt, with a touch of political satire. Rice (WIP) is a comedy show about growing up in Asia and fighting repression with food. 'Charm personified, definitely one to watch' ★★★★★ (Morning Star) 'What he has is potent in its imagery, authenticity, perverse logic, and volatility' (British Comedy Guide) "We can all find happiness with a bowl of rice." Confucius. About me: Made in China, schooled by the English, influenced by Tupac, Alvin Liu shares his ridiculous and unforced views on cultures and countries. ...


American Comedy Showcase

American Comedy Showcase

Comedy

American Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 2-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 23:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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An American Comedy Showcase! Free every night. Comedians from Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central, The Comedy Cellar, and all over New York and LA. Hosted by Gabe Mollica....


American History Sex

American History Sex

Comedy

American History Sex

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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American History Sex is an informative, raunchy, and occasionally wholesome comedy show in which comedian Bobby Sheehan combines his three passions: America, history, and sex. He seeks to answer the question “How soon into a first date should I bring up how much I know about the American Civil War?” For half a dozen years, Bobby has been grinding in the New York City comedy scene, seducing crowds across the U.S., and making them cum back for more. He regularly brings his knowledge of the American presidents (and their genitals) to audiences in NYC. He toured England in the summer of 2023. T...


American Two in One Comics

American Two in One Comics

Comedy

American Two in One Comics

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 1-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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America is the land of the free, home of the brave, and producer of two of the freest, bravest men to ever live, Mark Henely and Chris Warren. These comics have bravely taken their stand up comedy all over NYC, Chicago, New Jersey, Connecticut, and are now bringing their talents to Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Mark Henely is a Jersey City based stand up comedian with 9 years experience performing at clubs around the country including The Stand NYC, The Stress Factory in NJ, TeeHee’s in IA, Indianapolis Helium, The Lincoln Lodge in Chicago and more. His style of comedy is very conversational...



An Asian Occasion

An Asian Occasion

Comedy

An Asian Occasion

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

An Asian Occasion is a compilation of the best stand up comics of Asian descent with previous acts ranging from award winners to Live at the Apollo stars, hosted by Rahul Somia (Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee)....


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 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 22:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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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 the Fringe. Each show contains three acts from these proud nations in an easy one-stop showcase. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2022 & 2023!...


An Irish Goodbye

An Irish Goodbye

Comedy

An Irish Goodbye

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Top Irish comedians Aideen McQueen and Eddie Mullarkey team up to bring you an hour of electric laughs. A mix of storytelling and sharp observational comedy, these two stand ups joke about relationships, sex, drinking/not drinking, Millennial Madness, marriage, dog ownership, Dating apps, travel and adventure, a few words in their mother tongue (not English) and a whole lot more. Eddie and Aideen have gigged together all over the world, from Fermanagh to Frankfurt, from Leicester and the lesser known town of Tuam. They’ve performed stand up together on Irish television in the Craic Den Co...


André De Freitas: As Yet Untitled

André De Freitas: As Yet Untitled

Comedy

André De Freitas: As Yet Untitled

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 16:00 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Coming of age is a show about the transition from a young person into an adult and all that comes with it. The show is a journey about self discovery and big questions that come with growing up. Join me for an hour that hopefully, reminds you that no matter how awkward and confusing it may be, the path to adulthood is a wild and entertaining ride. Who am I? What kind of person do I want to be? What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Why does adulthood come with so many responsibilities and so few instruction manuals? This show is about the struggle to find our place in the...


Andrew Roper: Social Media Warrior

Andrew Roper: Social Media Warrior

Comedy

Andrew Roper: Social Media Warrior

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Andrew Roper SOCIAL MEDIA WARRIOR Social Media is a transparent cesspool of shameless self promotion, worshipped by shallow insecure narcissists. HELL YEAH!! Edinburgh Veteran, Andrew Roper, is back after a 3-Year-Covid-Crisis that landed him at University surrounded by teenagers with massive social media followings. Screw those little bastards, he wants some of that sweet, sweet, clout. So come and be “ Influenced “ by a super experienced comedian turned Social Media Warrior. “ Roper whips the audience into a frenzy with his erratic style “ ( Adelaide Advertiser ) ****...


Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (55 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 8th year - after 7 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 and Aunty Ginger’s Drag-A-Do!

Angela Bra and Aunty Ginger’s Drag-A-Do!

Comedy

Angela Bra and Aunty Ginger’s Drag-A-Do!

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Drag comedy superstars Angela Bra and Aunty Ginger serve you a late-night cocktail of stand-up and sing-a-longs with a triple shot of audience participation of the side. Stirring stuff that may leave you mixed up and shaken...but wanting a Martini bit more! ...


Angela Bra: Social Calendar Girl

Angela Bra: Social Calendar Girl

Comedy

Angela Bra: Social Calendar Girl

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 20:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Sex & Relationship Education is on the timetable and award-winning drag queen, Miss Angela Bra, is your supply teacher for this very special lesson on how to handle yourself in any social situation. With sing-a-long parodies, pun-loaded storytelling and an actual gameshow, it’s a class act that’ll tick-all your fancies! Winner of Best Musical Comedy at the 2022 Morecambe Fringe. Nominated for Best Comedy Show at the 2023 Buxton Fringe. "A veritable barrage of jokes, songs and puns. Angela Bra is well on her way to establishing herself as national treasure status, much more of this and...



Anna Beros - Creampie Clarity

Anna Beros - Creampie Clarity

Comedy

Anna Beros - Creampie Clarity

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 00:25 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Self-realisation might include a bunch of dicks, drugs and aspirations to motherhood. A brutally honest punchy standup journey from origin stories of sluttery to courting non-monogamy, psychedelics and heterosexual hazards. From curiosity to clarity. Creampie Clarity had a successful run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2024. Anna's a Kiwi born, Melbourne raised, Berlin based full-time standup comedian. She’s toured Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium, Luxembourg & Germany. She’s written for Comedy Central DE, hosts the web series Ersties Nonsense, has the weekly pod...


Anna Beros - Creampie Curious

Anna Beros - Creampie Curious

Comedy

Anna Beros - Creampie Curious

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 23:10 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Romping through the feats, fiascos and fluids of her 30s from Melbourne to Berlin, Anna celebrates nasty sex with manners, German empathy & non-judgemental feminism. A brutally honest punchy standup journey weaving cosy audience interactions with thorny themes. Sex positive, dark and upbeat, Anna turns pain into laughter and shame into solidarity. Anna's a Kiwi born, Melbourne raised, Berlin based full-time standup comedian. Creampie Curious had successful runs in 2024 at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Leicester Comedy Festival, and in 2023 at the Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide F...


Annie and Angela's Dumbgenz and Dragqueenz

Annie and Angela's Dumbgenz and Dragqueenz

Comedy

Annie and Angela's Dumbgenz and Dragqueenz

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Following a disasterous pub crawl, 40-something BFF’s Annie Sup and Angela Bra fall through a lipsync-hole into a parallel dimension of musical comedy tucked full of swords and sassery. Are they for real? I’ve seen Stranger Things... Winners of Best Musical Comedy at the 2022 Morecambe Fringe. ”....extremely talented and engaging performers...I was laughing from start to finish (when I was not singing along)...one of my fringe highlights.” - The Lancaster Guadian ...


Around the World in 80 Puns

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:15 (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! ‘ Scotland’s Prince of Puns ‘ Johnny Beattie BBC Radio Scotland UK Pun Championship finalist ( 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022 ) ChampiPUNship runner-up 2019 UK Pun Off Puntest of Champions runne...


Ashley Gutermuth Is Hard To Pronounce

Ashley Gutermuth Is Hard To Pronounce

Comedy

Ashley Gutermuth Is Hard To Pronounce

Comedy

Downstairs at Betty's / The Lounge
AUG 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Described as a ‘Comedian’ by The New York Times, Ashley Gutermuth (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon-Seinfeld Challenge Winner) is an agent of chaos. When she isn’t telling you to sleep with your ex's Dad she is encouraging you to be yourself despite what society wants. She’s AuDHD and unmedicated but only because she can’t make appointments. Her show takes you on a journey of her life with tumultuous family stories that make you wonder how she’s still able to function, albeit barely. No matter what, she’s going to take you to Mexico and teach you about revenge....


Ashley Haden Presents Crosswords

Ashley Haden Presents Crosswords

Comedy

Ashley Haden Presents Crosswords

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Crosswords is exactly what is says. Top comedians angry about the news and top comedians and the audience doing the crossword. Get the anger, get the clues and get the laughs. ...


Ashley Haden: Political and Correct

Ashley Haden: Political and Correct

Comedy

Ashley Haden: Political and Correct

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Ashley Haden is back with his satirical eye, angry words and caustic wit. "Three shades darker than Frankie Boyle" - The National "Absolutely merciless. he is terrific" - The Scotsman "Hidden Dark Gem of the fringe" - Radio Haha, ★★★★★...


Ask A Stripper: No Holes Barred

Ask A Stripper: No Holes Barred

Cabaret

Ask A Stripper: No Holes Barred

Cabaret

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 21:30 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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“Ask A Stripper” returns to Edinburgh Fringe once again, and this time it’s personal. Stacey Clare (author of "The Ethical Stripper" and co-founding member of East London Strippers Collective) and Gypsy Charms (the creative powerhouse behind "The Illicit Thrill") are two former strippers, who bring their razor sharp wit and ballsy feminism into the festival context, inviting audiences to ask them anything at all. Between them they have over 30 years combined experience of dealing with boozed up punters in seedy strip joints, so no heckle is too much of a challenge. Audiences are invited to...



At the End of Kaliyuga

At the End of Kaliyuga

Childrens

At the End of Kaliyuga

Childrens

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-25 at 10:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Debuting at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a brand-new solo children’s show called At the End of Kaliyuga. With an original blend of traditional Indian classical dance and clowning this show will inspire Young audiences’ imagination as we collectively address some of the most significant questions of our era. At the End of Kaliyuga, is a solo show about Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer) the Holy trinity of Hinduism, deciding the fate of the Earth as we come to the end of the fourth and the final cycle (Kaliyuga) of the Universe. Will the Gods en...


Bailey Swilley: Gimme a Sign!

Bailey Swilley: Gimme a Sign!

Comedy

Bailey Swilley: Gimme a Sign!

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 1-11 at 10:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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In this vulnerable yet irreverent debut, Bailey Swilley shares how she got through the darkest time in her life—the death of her father—with the help of family, pop culture and an unhealthy obsession with looking for ghosts. Come for the sweet stuff, stay for the weird facts about celebs! ...


Barbara Fernandez Singing, Sagging and Shagging

Barbara Fernandez Singing, Sagging and Shagging

Cabaret

Barbara Fernandez Singing, Sagging and Shagging

Cabaret

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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"True stories from a true crazy" A cheeky, hilarious, mellifluous romp through one singer’s colourful past of cult-loving husbands, wacky record producers, shaggable therapists and diverse pharmaceuticals, peppered with lusty vocals in what others describe as ‘bra busting style’. "Barbara Fernandez has dating wisdom for people of all ages. She’s basically a dirty-minded love guru. And she’s just ever so slightly French." – Festrogen Festival “20 minutes of musical mayhem comedy. From weird uncles to zoom therapy, suffocating exes and Liza’s cabaret like you’ve never heard, Barbara had...


Beast

Beast

Comedy

Beast

Comedy

Downstairs at Betty's / The Lounge
AUG 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

It's Jordan Barr's Edinburgh Fringe debut! She's a Melbourne based stand-up and Triple J presenter. Jordan is excited to bring her fast-paced, dark humour to the biggest festival on Earth. Imagine if all the greatest philosophers in the world had five minutes with someone who’s on their phone the whole time, and then that person put on a show about what they learned. That’s what 'Beast' is. This show is for people whose YouTube profile recommends ‘best fights on Real Housewives’ and ‘music for anxious dogs’. **** - Timeout **** - Theatre People 'Jordan sets a high Barr... and makes much ...


Beat the Comic – Quiz Show

Beat the Comic – Quiz Show

Comedy

Beat the Comic – Quiz Show

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Your chance to get thrown into a hilarious head-to-head with a top comedian. Test your wits and general knowledge as you battle for crown glory in this quiz show. Laugher guaranteed, victory uncertain....


Becky Fury: Great British C*nts

Becky Fury: Great British C*nts

Comedy

Becky Fury: Great British C*nts

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Great British C*nts is a show about British history and embracing the sometimes challenging and complex identity that is being British -ish This show covers challenging, nuanced and potentially edgy topics like colonialism, the British museum (The gift shop of British colonialism ) and national identity in an anarchic, affectionate and most importanly non judgemental and funny way. Award winning writer and comic artiste Becky Fury (her real name) also uses her equally complex identity as a British ish, brown-ish, non binary- ish ( or to use old fashioned gender jargon;) tomboy, to celebrat...


Benny Shakes: Respect

Benny Shakes: Respect

Comedy

Benny Shakes: Respect

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-25 at 20:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Come along and learn how to be shaky, so you can nail that role on TV as a disabled person! No Blue Badge? Don’t worry, you can fake it until you make it. Join one of the most charming and funny comics on the circuit for his debut solo show, and remember to always respect yourself, no matter how low you find yourself in an accessible toilet. 'An abundance of charm and humour' (Theatre and Arts Review). 'Sharp, funny and fearless' (Karen Bayley). 'The material here is personal, sometimes darkly so, and that gives it heft' (Scotsman). ...


Best in Class

Best in Class

Comedy

Best in Class

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 1-25 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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*****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. "A great showcase of genuine talent" ****(The Wee Review) "Wonderfully funny" ****(Broadway World) ...



Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Afternoon Show

Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Afternoon Show

Comedy

Best of Edinburgh Fringe Comedy: Afternoon Show

Comedy

Kick Ass Cowgate / Fringe Room
AUG 1-25 at 15:15 (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 an afternoon show full of fun and laughter. It's the perfect way to start your comedy Fringe day. 'A comedy smorgasbord' ★★★★ (GreatScott.media). 'A fine set of comics, who entertained everyone in the room' (Rip It Up)....


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 1-25 at 23:59 (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 and acts 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 Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Childrens

Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 1-14 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A friendly fun-filled afternoon show with a revolving line-up of the best children's and family-friendly performers from around the Fringe. A show for all the family to enjoy together. "Music, comedy and magic kept the kids entertained... whizzed past and was perfectly timed for child attention spans... Left the kids wanting more... My eight-year-old absolutely loved it!" (ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk). "Mums and dads will be onto a winner with this afternoon of delightfully immature comedy full of magic" (Audience Review, Melbourne Comedy Festival). "The kids had a great time" (Aud...


Best of Northern Irish

Best of Northern Irish

Comedy

Best of Northern Irish

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 1-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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