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Free Festival Shows

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


List Shows: By Name | By Start Time

Listings for 14 August, sorted by Start Time

10:00

Chocolate Orange

Chocolate Orange

Comedy

Chocolate Orange

Comedy

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

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! ...


What're You Looking At?

What're You Looking At?

Cabaret

What're You Looking At?

Cabaret

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

From day to day activities, people think they know best about everything....


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

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 ...


Down The Hatch

Down The Hatch

Childrens

Down The Hatch

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3-27 at 10:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

"DOWN THE HATCH!" Yells our vicious Queen as yet another story teller disappoints her. Swallowing the story teller in just one gulp the Queen turns to her remaining servants, who quake and tremble. Will they be next to go 'down the hatch'? Or can they save themselves and their friends with the best story she's ever heard? Come along for some family fun and hear 4 great stories told with a great deal of imagination, and if you feel up to it, you could even help our poor servants with the telling of their tales - don't worry no one will be dragged on stage but there's plenty of opportunity...


Wiki Knows Best – Mythical Islands

Wiki Knows Best – Mythical Islands

Comedy

Wiki Knows Best – Mythical Islands

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 14-27 at 10:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

Wiki Knows Best – Mythical Islands A one-woman show – part comedy, part edutainment, part love letter to the world at large and Europe in particular. This show will take you on a journey to faraway places you didn’t know existed – ever heard of Hy-Brasil? – and down the rabbit holes of your own backyard, all the while proving that learning and exploring can be fun. Or at least funny. An adventure. An expedition to go where many have gone before. The opportunity to look with fresh eyes on old sights, and find the gold that’s only available to you. An exploitation of the (un)availa...


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!...


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...


The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Comedy

The Breakfast Club

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 14-27 at 10:40 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The Breakfast Club is a free stand-up comedy compilation show featuring 3 fantastic comedians. It’s the most important show of the day, right? Hosted by Ben Ashurst (as featured on BBC Radio), The Breakfast Club will feature the very best comedy the Fringe has to offer. Every day, our menu of acts will be refreshed so whatever your comedy palette, the Breakfast Club will have something for you. Get your day at the Fringe off to the best possible start with some award-winning stand-up comedy, and join The Breakfast Club!...



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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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...


11:00

Daman Bamrah: Salmon Camera

Daman Bamrah: Salmon Camera

Comedy

Daman Bamrah: Salmon Camera

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Daman Bamrah has spent a great deal of his life confused. His formative years were spent travelling between his Church of England High school and his Sikh Temple, but what did he really learn and where did he fit in?! Join British Sikh comedian Daman Bamrah for his first show as he attempts to identify himself in an increasingly absurd world. [WIP - 45 Mins] As seen on The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan (Channel 4), BBC New Comedy Awards (BBC One), Captive Audience (All 4) and BBC Asian Network Comedy Night (BBC Three). ...


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?...


Science Magic: Messy Mayhem

Science Magic: Messy Mayhem

Childrens

Science Magic: Messy Mayhem

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 3-22, 24-27 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Science Magic is back and has evolved into 2 different shows: Messy Mayhem and Crazy Gadgets. And both are in Edinburgh this year. Science Magic: Messy Mayhem has a cool bunch of ‘Outdoor Tricks’ from vomiting unicorns to exploding potions. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed by you when you go home. 5***** “This show is a must-see for kids who love science and mess, & a must-see for kids who think science is boring – Donal will prove them wrong.” - Claire Davill, Play & Go Ad...


Story Builders

Story Builders

Childrens

Story Builders

Childrens

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-27 at 11:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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In an hour, the King is to have his nap. Before he does this, he has to have his favourite nap-time story read to him, but this story has been stolen by the Troll of Bad Storytelling. Master Tenjin, master storybuilder, and Bridget, apprentice story-teller, have to to get it back within the hour or there will be big trouble. Worse, the troll has destroyed the bridge leading to his lair! In Storyland, all bridges are built of stories. Master Tenjin knows how to build a good story, but never has any ideas, and Bridget has lots of enthusiasm but doesn't know where to start. This is where the audi...


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...


The Spanish Gentleman Juggler

The Spanish Gentleman Juggler

Childrens

The Spanish Gentleman Juggler

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3-27 at 11:15 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Mr Vita presents his new show. A highly skilled gentleman juggler comedy show for all ages. Mr Vita performs finely crafted juggling routines, mixing classical and experimental juggling. Bringing to life everyday objects such as fishing poles, drinking glasses and kebab sticks alongside invented props and gymnastic balls, in routines that guarantee to surprise and entertain all age groups. With the air of a punkish matador, this eccentric and playful character looks like he could have walked straight out of a cartoon and onto the stage. Rather, he invites the audience into his zany cart...



Those Who Can't Do

Those Who Can't Do

Comedy

Those Who Can't Do

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 3-27 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Ty juggles a double-life between being a respectable teacher during the week, and a fun-loving party animal on the weekend. Hiding this from the students is hard. Anecdotes and jokes from Ty's first few years as a teacher, and the lengths he must go to so that he can hide his personal life antics and budding comedy career from his students. "Gray’s internal dialogue and interactions with students are hilarious, and are helped into the comedy forum by Gray being happy to say what other teachers would only dare think in private." - 4.5 Stars, XPress Mag, Perth...


Yes-Ya-Yebo!

Yes-Ya-Yebo!

Cabaret

Yes-Ya-Yebo!

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-22 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Yes-Ya-Yebo! is a celebration of the 12 official languages of South Africa. All explored through the medium of song and dance. From traditional folk songs and dances such as The Click Song and Kwela-Kwela, to modern songs sprinkled with that township vibe! The cast are all from the township areas of Lwandle/ Nomzamo and areas from Macassar outside Cape Town. None have ever been in an airplane before. ...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Main Room
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...


Jon - The Music Man

Jon - The Music Man

Childrens

Jon - The Music Man

Childrens

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-11, 14-16, 19-27 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Jon Lawrence has been on the radar of a number of broadcasters since his lockdown series of videos. Jon is an ethnomusicologist who entertains young audiences with silly songs about Mexican cowboys with sore bottoms, brave hedgehogs, tickle monsters, funky monkeys and smelly wellies. Having travelled around the world, Jon also educates children about music and instruments from different cultures. The show offers children a chance to come on stage and interact with Jon and try some unusual instruments....


12:00

The Generation Gap

The Generation Gap

Comedy

The Generation Gap

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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In the mid-80s, at 6 months old, my grandparents become my legal guardians. They showered me with love, but being guided through life by two 70-year-olds with simply no understanding of modern living was a mixture of confusion and embarrassment. I was having to take advice, navigate school and grow into a man from a generation who are clearly not up to date with the 90s trends of the internet, fashion and modern cooking. If I was ever to have a girlfriend, my grandparents' thrifty car choice, mannerisms and "alternative solutions" would certainly not help! ‘Brilliant. Very funny jokes’ – A...


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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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....


Lunch with a Cyclopath

Lunch with a Cyclopath

Comedy

Lunch with a Cyclopath

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Dion Owen is a professional Canadian comedy and true Cyclopath. He's been performing for over a decade and has headlined in 10+ countries. He's been feature on the TV, numerous Fringe festivals and a bevvy of international festivals. He likely biked here as that's his main mode of transport even on international tours (whaaaaaaat?!?!?!) He's come back in Edinburgh to tell you some jokes. So come laugh at the clever, mundane, silly and absurd. Or if enough cyclists show up hear bike propaganda thinly veiled as punchlines!...


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...



Scream Inside Your Heart

Scream Inside Your Heart

Comedy

Scream Inside Your Heart

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-20 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Join award winning comedian Kathryn Mather in this slightly dark, slightly whimsical show about finding love and finding yourself against the backdrop of the pandemic....


American Boy

American Boy

Comedy

American Boy

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 3-4, 7, 10-11, 14 at 12:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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American Boy is a stand-up comedy show about immigrant guilt, romance, and Barbie. The show hilariously showcases an Iranian immigrant's point-of-view about growing up in America and gives audiences a deeper understanding of the immigrant experience and blowjobs. ...


Giggles fae Glasge

Giggles fae Glasge

Comedy

Giggles fae Glasge

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 14-15, 18 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Giggles fae Glesga brings together six of the best up and coming female comedians from the funniest city in the world! We come from far and wide, cover four generations, and we all have our own unique take on life, womanhood, and this crazy, beautiful city we call home. The show is headlined by gallus Glasgwegian Amanda Hursy, who seems to always find herself in embarrassing situations. But when life goes spectacularly sideways, all that is left to do is laugh! As featured on the BBC, Amanda has performed stand up comedy all over the country from local comedy clubs, arena tour support and e...


SECTIONED

SECTIONED

Spoken Word

SECTIONED

Spoken Word

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 3-14 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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This is a story of recovery through the medium of spoken word poetry. Seven times sectioned, a couple of arrests and two attempts on her life, Poppy Radcliffe was a mess. A mess trying to cling onto the memory of a perfect life and rejecting the narrative that a mental health diagnosis born from trauma equals one for life. A rocket scientist and model, she was sectioned initially for her delusional ideas of grandeur. Because after all, we all know a woman can’t have beauty AND brains, especially not if we throw sexually confident into the mix. Autistic since birth and self-diagnos...


#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

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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...


Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets

Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets

Childrens

Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 3-22, 24-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Science Magic is back and has evolved into 2 different shows: Messy Mayhem and Crazy Gadgets. And both are in Edinburgh this year. Science Magic: Crazy Gadget has a cool bunch of fun gadgets from potato guns to giant smoke cannons. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed by you when you go home. 5***** "Completely engaging with belly laughs included, it’s an unmissable show" The Advertiser 4**** “Refreshing to see great stunts and to hear about the science of how they work.” - Cl...


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?...


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. ...



PG Hits!

PG Hits!

Comedy

PG Hits!

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Low on the rude bits but big on laughs! We choose three of best comedians of the festival to perform their best PG-rated material. A show that comedy fans of all ages can enjoy, with our rotating line up of top circuit stand-ups and TV stars, you can be sure that your whole group will have a great time! ...


Sketch Up!

Sketch Up!

Comedy

Sketch Up!

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 3-9, 11-19 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A smorgasbord of radio sketches, performed live. If you like John Finnemore, you’ll love “Sketch Up!” As heard on BBC radio. All new material for 2023. **** “A delight...with bite!” The Phoenix Remix. “Intelligent, funny and very accomplished. A generous helping of morning comedy. Quintessential fringe." Fringe Review. "Deliciously witty. Rachel is a brilliant writer." Alistair McGowan. Written and presented by Rachel E. Thorn, whose comedy has been performed by top impressionists including Alistair McGowan and Rory Bremner. She has written for the BBC’s Dead Ringers, The Now Show and Bre...


Live Podcast Hour

Live Podcast Hour

Chat Shows

Live Podcast Hour

Chat Shows

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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25 podcasts in 25 days! Come along for a live recording of a different podcast every day of the Fringe! Visit our site to see who is on, or just show up and be surprised. Every day will be completely new and different. Podcasts include: Robyn & Lucy Tackle a Wedding & more. ...


Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3-20 at 12:30 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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THE CIRCUS SONAS FAMILY SHOW Northern Irish circus performers Martin and Logy have taken the traditional circus double act and given it a fresh, modern reimagining. Top class circus entertainment, and the two best beards in the business. There will be clapping, cheering and lots, and lots of laughing. This is a family friendly show that is suitable for all ages, and abilities. “If you’re looking for a show for the whole family that mum and dad will also enjoy, go see this one. Martin and Logy are a hoot, and they can even juggle.”
Glam Adelaide “Martin and Logy are mast...


Tangled d'Illusions

Tangled d'Illusions

Cabaret

Tangled d'Illusions

Cabaret

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 12:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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What happens when you mix a Franco-Irish magician with a lot of spare time and inflated sense of self? Tangled d'Illusions. This year, world-class trickster Yvan Zim brings his new show to the Fringe. Be prepared for a captivating mix of mind-reading, comedy, escapes and real magic. With his quick wit, comedic charm and sleight of hand, he will keep you on the edge of your seat!...


Is It Just Us?

Is It Just Us?

Comedy

Is It Just Us?

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Irish female Sketch Comedy duo MEELAGOOLA bring you their new show ‘Is It Just Us?!’ A fast paced, high energy sketch show with a satirical twist! Relatable, relevant and ridiculous! Have we actually progressed backwards? Is wellness really that well at all? We’ll be serving you a platter of unapologetic, slapstick sketches through the outlandish characters that we all know and [sometimes] love. A taste of the freedom we once had before perfectionism stole the world’s appetite for fun! Grieving Ghosts of Dating Past, Compare and Despair Culture, Toxic Positivity, Toddlers on TikTok, The L...


Lee Kyle: England's Best Comedian

Lee Kyle: England's Best Comedian

Comedy

Lee Kyle: England's Best Comedian

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Lee Kyle is England's Best Comedian, he's probably the best in the UK really but he hasn't seen everyone outside of England so he doesn't want to seem arrogant so England will do for now. How does he know? Well, he's exactly to his taste AND he has realised, after being a comedian for 14 years and being very good for the last few, you've got to have branding these days. Look, we all have our moments that we think we are undiscovered geniuses and also those where we feel like an absolute waste of a life, so, lets see if he can back it up. Which he can, because he'll have to. 'Incred...


Comics Vs Kids: The Super Showdown

Comics Vs Kids: The Super Showdown

Childrens

Comics Vs Kids: The Super Showdown

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 14-20 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Beloved UK comic and kids comedian Nik Coppin brings his new show to the Fringe full of jokes, chaos, mayhem, his own cartoons and special guests. Have a laugh with him and his comedy friends, win some prizes and battle to see who is funnier and cleverer; comedians or kids! An awesome time is guaranteed to be had by all. "Super funny, super fun and charisma up the wazoo, Nik's awesome!" ★★★★1/2 - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009 “Fast and funny … the audience loved it … sweetly, wildly hilarious” ★★★★ - Rip It Up, Adelaid...



2.7 Men – Louis George, Will Scambler and Louisa Corr

2.7 Men – Louis George, Will Scambler and Louisa Corr

Comedy

2.7 Men – Louis George, Will Scambler and Louisa Corr

Comedy

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

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


13:00

Sameer Katz: Love is a Lie

Sameer Katz: Love is a Lie

Comedy

Sameer Katz: Love is a Lie

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sameer Katz brings his seventh show to the Edinburgh Fringe! Sameer's gotten to the age where everyone who says they love him seem to want something in return. Money, babies, his unending devotion! What happened to unconditional love? A Cambridge PhD dropout, Sameer uses his keen observational talent to poke fun at family, friendship and relationships. A comedy veteran, Sameer has performed across the UK, America and the world. Previous shows have sold out so be sure to get tickets to avoid disappointment! "A laugh-packed way to spend an hour" (The Scotsman). "A Seinfeld-Lite line in relatable...


The Opera Comedy Show

The Opera Comedy Show

Comedy

The Opera Comedy Show

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 3-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Turning Wagner up to eleven! A hilarious dive into the ridiculous world of opera and life as a Valkyrie and Rheinmaiden, peppered with hits from Puccini and Verdi. Berlin’s thrilling opera singing comedian kicks off her first Fringe show. Steph offers tips on how to tell your parents you're moving to Vienna to be a Valkyrie and reveals what it's like to audition for the biggest opera houses in Europe, alongside tales of navigating German Tinder. She invites you into a discovery of opera as an art form through song and humor, demonstrating how the classical voice works and performing popular...


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...


Henry Ginsberg’s Hyper Masculine Cookery Show

Henry Ginsberg’s Hyper Masculine Cookery Show

Comedy

Henry Ginsberg’s Hyper Masculine Cookery Show

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 3-20, 22-27 at 13:10 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Stand up comedian and culinary wizard Henry Ginsberg presents a guide to all things gastronomical. Topics covered will include the inner workings of pub kitchens, flirtations with veganism, buffet strategy and the frankly offensive state of store bought falafel. ...


Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion

Comedy

Irish Comedy Invasion

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A collection of the best Irish comedians performing at the Fringe in their own shows, will be showcasing their finest short club spots. A rotating list of comedians, hosts and random gatecrashers will turn up, and either be ejected or given a starring role. ...


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

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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....


Marcus Ryan - Eat, Pray, Walk

Marcus Ryan - Eat, Pray, Walk

Comedy

Marcus Ryan - Eat, Pray, Walk

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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What makes a person walk across an entire country? Religious pilgrimage? Fitness? To find themselves? Or couldn't afford the bus ticket?! 'From the creator of the award-shortlisted hit of 2017 '¿Hablas Inglés?'and Edinburgh fringe favourite 'Love Me Tinder', comes a bold new show from award-winning vagabond storyteller, Marcus Ryan, as he takes us on another epic adventure in'Eat, Pray, Walk’ the true story of his gruelling 40 day walk across Europe, the Camino de Santiago. "When I was a kid, I hated to walk. I'd cry at the suggestion of it. Dad loved it and would make me walk everywhere...



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!...


Gremlin Head

Gremlin Head

Comedy

Gremlin Head

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-9, 11-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Gremlin Head is a stand up comedy show about intrusive thoughts, OCD, and the unbearable guilt associated with them. Whether it is observing a cake, being asked how your Christmas was or having sexual intercourse, intrusive thoughts can ruin both the most innocent and indecent of moments. This show will explore the ramifications of having a foul-mouthed little gremlin living in your mind, constantly telling you to say bizarre and inappropriate things, and making you feel like a walking piece of s***. The show is the life's work of London-born comedian Andy Casper. He is based in Barcelona a...


David Ellis - The Worst Jew

David Ellis - The Worst Jew

Comedy

David Ellis - The Worst Jew

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 3-16 at 13:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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David Ellis is a terrible Jew. Just the worst. He doesn't keep kosher, he couldn't tell you the last time he set foot inside a synagogue and he frequently forgets how to spell Chanukah. All that said, being Jewish is still a huge part of what makes him who he is. In this 45 minute show David will take you on a journey; from bagels to the Bris, from Seinfeld to shivas, from Haroset to the house of bondage. David won't look at any of this and instead will tell you humiliating stories, petty victories and tales of woefully tragic social ineptitude which he hopes he can somehow tie into his cu...


UK Pun Off

UK Pun Off

Comedy

UK Pun Off

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 3-4, 7, 10-11, 14, 17-18 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The hit online show The UK Pun Off has made the transition to a LIVE show and is coming to Edinburgh! 4 top comics will have 3 jokes on different topics and it is up to the audience to decide the winner of each round to crown the winner. We also look for the audience's best puns on each of the topics to be read out at the end of each round and prizes are up for grabs for the audience member with the best pun. There will be individual buckets for each topic so scribble down your best jokes and pop them in the bucket at the start of the show. Or just come up with them on the fly!. Be sure...


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!...


eBae: Ruby Carr WIP

eBae: Ruby Carr WIP

Comedy

eBae: Ruby Carr WIP

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 14-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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My name is Ruby Carr and I am a sucker for a bargain. Deep dive into the weird wonderful world of eBay with me. I’m obsessed with the thrill of an auction, it’s like shopping – but with a winner. I will show you my favourite hidden worlds and the weird subcultures of eBay. It’s a car boot sale but for every village crazy. I have found a treasure trove of people not just selling items but a little piece of their life. I have bought it all. Is this because I am a sucker for a good story, or is it my obsessive-compulsive disorder combining with my hyperfocus fixation of my ADHD? You decide! ...


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

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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. ...


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 3-20 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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From the creator of Science Magic, this is a comedy roleplaying show where the audience partakes in an adventure themselves. Spinning wheels, rolling dice and audience voting makes every show different. Family-friendly fantasy fun....



Spring Day: Exvangelical (Work in Progress)

Spring Day: Exvangelical (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Spring Day: Exvangelical (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-14 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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As seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, American transplant Spring Day provides dark comedy for nice people. Watch as Spring examines her journey from joining a Christian cult at 13-year-old to making her way out and becoming a wiser 'woman of the world', no longer afraid of going to hell since everyone she loves will be there. Expect outrageous stories and sharp punchlines as Spring explores: the nature of cults, the role they play in our everyday lives, and the growing online community of ex-believers. Even as a work-in-progress, the show will be a hell of a lot tighter and more fun than any ch...


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

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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....


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

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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....


ComedySportz

ComedySportz

Childrens

ComedySportz

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3-16 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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You've seen football... You've seen tennis... But have you seen Comedy as a sport? ComedySportz is an award-winning all action, all improvised competitive comedy show for all ages! Two teams go for gold with quick-witted gags and games inspired by your suggestions. There's a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. The players are ironing their kits and sharpening their wits for an hour of fast-paced laughs with players from ComedySportz teams from around the world. Who wins? YOU decide! ComedySportz have been delighting audiences acros...


Oddity Comedy

Oddity Comedy

Comedy

Oddity Comedy

Comedy

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 13:55 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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This is Oddity Comedy: A show so funny, even the name is fun to say! We are a comedy showcase featuring the best alternative acts on the UK circuit. Oddity Comedy is a place where the weird and wonderful come to entertain those who can handle it. 5 wacky acts every night guaranteed or your money back! (It's a free show). Previous acts include, Chin Wang, Freya Mallard, Philipp Kostelecky and Evaldas Karosas. Hosted by Lucas Jefcoate. ...


14:00

Jacob Hatton: Touchdown

Jacob Hatton: Touchdown

Comedy

Jacob Hatton: Touchdown

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 3-15 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

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The clock ticks towards zero. On the sidelines cheerleaders whip the crowd into a frenzied chant of “USA! USA! USA!” The hotdog stand sizzles next to the jumbotron. On the field, Jacob steps up to throw the final hail mary touchdown. Everything comes down to this. Jacob Hatton is a dyspraxic, 30 something British stand-up comedian with one dream and one dream only, and that is to score the winning touchdown in the dying seconds of an American Football Movie. This is a comedy show about love, dreams and Football! For both sports fans and haters. Red blooded Americans only (and everyone el...


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....


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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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....



Game On: Boss Level

Game On: Boss Level

Childrens

Game On: Boss Level

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 3-23, 25-27 at 14:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Matty has finally reached a level in GAME LAND no one else has ever reached. BOSS LEVEL Can he make it home? Will he survive to the end? Can he be bothered finish this senten.... Boss Level pitches the best video game villains from the past, present and future against Matty and his audience. Strap in for a roller coaster ride of unlimited adventure as teh game come to life off the screen and into the real world. The perfect show for kids of all ages 5 - 50. Matty Grey Kids Comedian Winner Best Kids show Sydney Fringe 2013 Winner Best Kids show Perth Fringe 2017 Winner B...


Millwall Jew

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Brand new stand-up show from the UK's favourite Jewish comedian. What happens when a Jewish soccer fans gets tired of everyone assuming he supports Tottenham Hotspur and decides to follow his local team instead. Millwall F.C. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it! ...


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! ...


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)....


One Man 12 Angry Men

One Man 12 Angry Men

Comedy

One Man 12 Angry Men

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 3-27 at 14:25 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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In a world where one man can be one character, Alexander Richmond dares to be twelve of them. Just like the play “Twelve Angry Men” this is a show about twelve opinionated characters, but unlike the play: the characters in this show are not jurors, nor are they all angry, some are even quite sweet. Hopefully, you’ll get to meet the sweet ones, because there’s no guarantee of who you might meet when you sit down each night. Utilising your new fangled smart devices, you choose from a roster of unique characters ranging from a sour-faced musical parodist to the current record holder of the longe...


The Church of Princess Cassandra

The Church of Princess Cassandra

Theatre

The Church of Princess Cassandra

Theatre

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Is anybody really listening to you? Under the cover of mid to late afternoon, a group of women meet with just one thing on their mind... REVENGE! Sick of being spoken over at dinner, tired of signing all the petitions and never ever seeing any actual change, the Church of Princess Cassandra are committed to enacting dastardly (but only slightly illegal) revenge on the oppressor; the system... the Man (and sometimes Wo-man). The Church of Princess Cassandra is a little comedy play with big Greek Tragedy energy, about what happens when you are done with waiting politely for your turn to...


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

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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...


Overthinking It

Overthinking It

Comedy

Overthinking It

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 4-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Ori Halevy, a well known Israeli TV and cinema writer and founder of Epic Comedy Berlin, will split his mind and an hour with the Edinburgh fringe veteran German comedian Francesco Kirchhoff to bring you 2 hours condensed into 1 so you know there will be no dead air or dead Jews....



Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Stand-up Philosophy is a compilation of stand-up comedians and experts exploring big philosophical ideas through comedy. A changing lineup of our favourite performers hosted in 2023 by Alex Farrow "Packs a philosophical punch" ★★★★★ The Student "practically perfect in every way... JS Mill, Nagal, Nietzche and Schrodinger all make an appearance in this endlessly delightful, funny hour" ★★★★★ The Scotsman “ingenious” ★★★★ Binge Fringe...


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

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'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). ...


Aaaaaaaaaaaand My Favourite Album is, the Best of the Fringe

Aaaaaaaaaaaand My Favourite Album is, the Best of the Fringe

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaand My Favourite Album is, the Best of the Fringe

Comedy

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

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


Raul Kohli: Makes It Up as He Goes Along

Raul Kohli: Makes It Up as He Goes Along

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Makes It Up as He Goes Along

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-15, 17-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Raul Kohli returns with his sell out (Two Years Running!) hour of crowd work. No prepared material, no poignant moment at the 45th minute, no laboured script, no death in the family, just 60 minutes of unadulterated improvised spontaneous hilarity. 'Superb' - The Scotsman 'A Powerhouse' Steve Bennet, Chortle ‘Hilarious’ Judah Friedlander ‘Inspiringly Intelligent’ Paul Sinha 'Funny, Moving, Powerful' Mike Reiss (Writer/Producer - The Simpsons) ...


The Young-ish Offenders

The Young-ish Offenders

Comedy

The Young-ish Offenders

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 3-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Two biys from Cork. They're not that young but they've committed crimes. Richy Sheehy (viral sensation as seen on Soccer AM) and Mark O'Keeffe (Show Me the Funny Winner, 2019) bring you their best, wildest hour. Richy Sheehy (viral sensation as seen on Soccer AM) and Mark O'Keeffe (Show Me the Funny Winner, 2019) bring you their best, wildest hour for 2023. 'These guys are going to be huge' (David McSavage). 'Cork's finest export' (Red FM)....


The Asian Comedy Showcase!

The Asian Comedy Showcase!

Comedy

The Asian Comedy Showcase!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 14:45 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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From the East to Edinburgh, it's The Asian Comedy Showcase! Catch some of the best Asian acts (and one token white person) from all over the world! Our acts have been seen on the BBC, Comedy Central, Netflix and various Asian TV Channels you won't recognize! Lineup changes every day, and regularly hosted by Sam See (Singapore, ★★★★★ - OnTheMic)! If you don't watch this show, you're probably racist! [FOR LEGAL REASONS YOU ARE NOT, BUT STILL, YOU SHOULD COME TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE] ...


The Early Late Show

The Early Late Show

Comedy

The Early Late Show

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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Join Fringe-favourite comedian Vladimir McTavish and a daily guest host for the return of the Fringe's sell-out chat and comedy show – with big laughs about the latest Fringe and world news and top comedy guests selected from venues around the festival. Each day there's the best in stand-up comedy, scintillating conversation and comics taking part in The Early Late Show comedy challenges. There's something for everyone – it's a cross between The Late Show, The Mash Report and It's A Royal Knockout, in the afternoon, in an upstairs cellar. And Pay What You Can entry!...


Glass Crumpet's Sketch Show

Glass Crumpet's Sketch Show

Comedy

Glass Crumpet's Sketch Show

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 3-19 at 14:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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From Glass Crumpet, comes an all-new Sketch Show. Founded in 2022, Glass Crumpet is a Manchester-based comedy group with the ethos of making comedy accessible to everyone, regardless of their income, who promote comedy by the working class, for the working class. Returning to the Fringe after making their debut with SalFunni 2022, Glass Crumpet brings laughter, mystery and intrigue with their detective-based Sketch Show. With something for everyone, Glass Crumpet are one not to miss....



15:00

Fat, Femme and Crippled

Fat, Femme and Crippled

Comedy

Fat, Femme and Crippled

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 10-15 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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In Fat, Femme & Crippled, Alex drives their mobility scooter on the intersection between disability of queer culture. Using their experience as a non verbal queer person to educate, captivate, but most of all titillate their audiences as they demonstrate that disabled people are just as filthy and capable of making the same bad life choices as everyone else. This performance is not one to miss. Expect to leave feeling both delighted and disgusted all at once. ...


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 ...


James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Joyful, daring and undeniably sharp, God Damn Fancy Man is the stunning show described as 'a glorious treasure trove of fascinating and funny stories' ( The Scotsman) from critically acclaimed, internationally award-winning comedian James Nokise. Covering a thrilling whirlwind of topics with skilful ease and exhilarating energy, Nokise's brand of joyously cathartic stand-up will twist its way into your psyche and leave you delighted. 'Packed full of paternal wisdom and wit' **** (Fest). ' 'Nokise is a joy to have on stage' ***** (Scotsman). 'There can be few more accomplished raconteurs a...


Sam's Scriptz!

Sam's Scriptz!

Comedy

Sam's Scriptz!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-14, 16-20, 22-27 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sam Jacobsen is an acclaimed writer, penning award-winning scripts for the three S's... stage, screen and school assemblies (his Year 5 masterpiece about the Vikings at St Mark's Primary School got nominated for a BAFTA). Now he's here in Edinburgh to share some amazing new script ideas! Highlights may or may not include: Harvest Festival the Movie - a blockbuster film about two maverick dinner ladies, working within a corrupt school system, who team up to solve the mystery of some stolen tins of Sainsbury's spaghetti hoops Troll Under a Bridge: a reality series in which former Englan...


Keroseno and Finito: Cock O'Clock

Keroseno and Finito: Cock O'Clock

Comedy

Keroseno and Finito: Cock O'Clock

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 14-16 at 15:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Warning: This play deals with a mother's suicide among other traumatic experiences and contains heavy themes that may be disturbing for some viewers. It is recommended for ages 18 and over. Transgressive tragicomedy that follows LGBT+ siblings Keroseno and Finito in their fight for suicide prevention and the search for their true identity. The play addresses serious topics, but presents them with a spicy sense of humour for an adult audience. Through their journey, the characters learn to confront their demons and accept who they are, all while laughing at the comedic situations they encounter...


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

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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....


One Night Stand Baby

One Night Stand Baby

Comedy

One Night Stand Baby

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 15:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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With the name of two Viking Gods but the look of a Christian boy scout, Norwegian comedian Thor Odin Stenhaug brings you One Night Stand Baby. A show about life drawings, love and having to introduce your mum to your dad. One of the UK’s most exciting new comedians, Norwegian born Thor Stenhaug (British Comedian of the Year shortlist) finished sold out runs of his past three Edinburgh shows. Thor Stenhaug is a Norwegian comedian based in London. He regularly performs in some of the biggest comedy clubs across the UK. In 2019, 2021 and 2022 he played in sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Festi...


Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-27 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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The Pick of the Fringe has been a hit show at the Fringe for 19 years, an annual selection of the best in stand-up comedy in Edinburgh. And now this brand-new clean version has arrived! It's the same succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners chosen from around the Fringe, with the rude bits taken out, so suitable for everyone! With four different comics daily, and it's Pay What You Can entry! 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of the Fringe). **** (List). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Herald Sun). **** (TheArgus.co.uk)....



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...


Cerys Bradley: Not Over Thinking Things 2019

Cerys Bradley: Not Over Thinking Things 2019

Comedy

Cerys Bradley: Not Over Thinking Things 2019

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-25, 27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Did Cerys cause their parents' divorce? Are they too mean to their work colleagues? Did they just make that interaction really awkward? Is a new year's resolution ever going to be enough to fix their personality? In this surreal and silly interactive stand-up show/birthday party, you get to decide. Cerys is a non-binary comedian and Autistic Excellence Award Winner at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022. As seen on BBC1 Wales, BBC iPlayer & BBC Radio Wales. “Very funny..this is a must see." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Neurodiverse Review "Important as it is hilarious" National Wales^...


Our Place in the World

Our Place in the World

Comedy

Our Place in the World

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 15:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Our Place in the World Sure, Britain’s got talent, but has it got any friends? We don’t get on with Europe, with the other continents, or even with each other. But we’re not North Korea, not yet, because we’ve still got our pints, our wounded pride and our mixed bag of princes. In his debut Edinburgh show, Luke Connell tackles Britain’s weird habits, awkward dating history and pickled eggs. Expect puns, parody and a song about all eight King Henries As heard on BBC Radio 4’s “In Our Time” “smart writing” (NARC) ...


Sex and Drugs and Getting Old

Sex and Drugs and Getting Old

Comedy

Sex and Drugs and Getting Old

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 3-8, 10-19 at 15:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Solo debut from established and popular London based comedian. Expect good jokes, funny stories and the odd burst on the harmonica. Andy Zapp literally proves that these days you have to be old to be funny....


AMJ: ADDER

AMJ: ADDER

Comedy

AMJ: ADDER

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-16 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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After a successful run at Edinburgh with his show Entertainer, comedian AMJ is back with his brand new show Adder. A show about growing up but not wanting to . 'He always brings energy and laughs' -BBC Radio 'I really love this act' -Steven Mulhern 'A big slice of comedy' -KM Express 'The next best thing to antidepressants' -Chambers Chortle "Guaranteed to make you smile" Stand and Deliver ...


Olaf Falafel: Look What Fell Out Of My Head

Olaf Falafel: Look What Fell Out Of My Head

Comedy

Olaf Falafel: Look What Fell Out Of My Head

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 15:45 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Olaf Falafel, serial botherer of 'Dave's Funniest Jokes Of The Fringe' list, is back with another hour of highbrow/lowbrow surrealist comedy. Expect jokes of varying quality, expect a little bit of audience participation and expect a bucketful of joy. Olaf guarantees two things - it will be stupid and it will be funny. “A world with a laugh in every moment“ Kate Copstick, The Scotsman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Always one of the daftest, looniest shows on the fringe“ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke ⭐️⭐️⭐️...


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

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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...


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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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...



16:00

Best Comedy Show Edinburgh Fringe

Best Comedy Show Edinburgh Fringe

Comedy

Best Comedy Show Edinburgh Fringe

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-15 at 16:00 (40 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Award-winning stand-up comedian Ben Clover returns with his most Google-able show yet - "Best Comedy Show Edinburgh Festival". This charming and hilarious show sees Ben return older but no wiser as he takes a sideways look at the everyday things that drive us mad while cocking a snook at our lords and masters! Part stand-up show, part game-show - all fun! This one has it all! "A delight" - Chortle "Comedy Gold" - Bruce Dessau ...


The Irish Mob - Free

The Irish Mob - Free

Comedy

The Irish Mob - Free

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The Irish Mob is a brand new Irish Comedy Show with a twist: Irish comedians performing in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival! This wild and exciting compilation show brings together the best of Ireland's up-and-coming comedians, rising stars, alongside seasoned headliners. Hosted and MC'd by award-winning Comedian John O'Keeffe (Bray Comedy Festival's Best New Act 2019) "So Funny" -- Wendy Liebman...


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

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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...


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 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....


American Cheese

American Cheese

Comedy

American Cheese

Comedy

The Cocktail Mafia / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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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!). ...


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

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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 ...


Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest

Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest

Comedy

Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 5-19 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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


The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

Comedy

The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Raucous, wild and a little bit different, this one-hour compilation show with a changing daily line-up, gives you a fabulous cross-section of Fringe madness in one crazy bite-sized chunk. Performances may include anything from improv to stand-up to drag to poetry to musical comedy. A daily Fringe taster menu that will have you coming back for more, all stirred up and served to your baffled faces by the mischievous and gorgeous Stags and Ettrick-Hogg. The show you'll be talking about for years to come!...



Sid Singh: Table For One

Sid Singh: Table For One

Comedy

Sid Singh: Table For One

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Comedian and Human Rights advocate Sid Singh (BBC, NBC, Comedy Central, iUmor) returns with a new hit show that has sold out all over Europe and Asia. After helping the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies win AGAIN at the Supreme Court through his comedy tours (seriously, we don't get it exactly either) Sid continues to travel all over Europe via train and couch to raise money for refugees all over the world. His new message? The power of shame and how to shame people with power! As an Indian disappointment to his parents and an alumni of a Catholic high school, Sid is an expert of failing t...


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. ...


Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade

Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade

Comedy

Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-24 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A brand new hour of comedy from the hilariously funny, aggressively nerdy and down right adorable Sasha Ellen. Sasha asks and then answers the big questions so you don't have to. Is it hard to find love in this here modern world? Yes. Do serial killers have better interior design skills than your average Joe? Yup. Does size matter? A bit. "Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen” Canal-St. “Smart, self-possessed and with great heart… comedy done well” ★★★★ TheStudent “This is a comedian you need to keep an eye out for” ★★&#...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 4-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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The very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with a different top-notch comedy line-up at every show. It's the absolute best way to see a great Fringe comedy smorgasbord, with line-ups selected from shows and venues all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit... And you can Pay What You Can to watch! International Festival sell-out shows 2004-2023. 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of the Fringe). 'A Great Night Out' ***** (SouthWestLive.co.uk). 'A fantastic night of comedy' **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (List). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Studen...


Earthly Blessings

Earthly Blessings

Comedy

Earthly Blessings

Comedy

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 16:25 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Psychic Stu! You may be lucky and get your fortune told by the man himself. Meet his spirit guide who is always by his side. Mary – he never goes anywhere without her. You never know, you may even get your aura or chakra system sorted... with his trusty healing wafter. Connor Read – New Act of the Year (Felt Nowt competition winner 2022), described as ‘ultra modern’ and ‘something really refreshing’, brings you camp comedy uncensored. Nostalgically familiar, Get a glimpse at the freshest face in comedy! ...


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...


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

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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 ...


Married At First Fight

Married At First Fight

Comedy

Married At First Fight

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Comedians and married couple Katharyn Henson (USA) and Mark O'Keeffe (IRE) met at the Fringe in 2019, had a lockdown wedding in Melbourne, Australia in 2020 and have returned to Edinburgh to talk wedding and marriage stories, receive marriage advice and each perform a comedy set where you decide who is the funniest of the night! Check out their podcast: This American Irish Life ...



Jokers in the Pack

Jokers in the Pack

Comedy

Jokers in the Pack

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 3-27 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Jokers In the Pack is a compilation show, featuring 3 of the best comedians, plucked from the Fringe pack, to create a show that is 'the nuts'. Each day the pack will be shuffled, offering a variety of comedians, but they won't be '3 of a kind' with a range of comedic styles, so regardless of which jokers you see, you're guaranteed a 'fantastic deal!' Hosted by Mark Row and Ryan Mold, the line-ups have been hand picked to reflect some of the best there is to see across Edinburgh, but get in early, they're expecting a 'full house'...


Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Comedy

Kevin Precious: The Reluctant Teacher

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 3-27 at 16:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Kevin Precious used to be a teacher. He enjoyed the teaching part... it was all of the other stuff around the job that he felt was a drag. In the end, he left to seek his fortune via the means of stand-up comedy, and - in so doing - incorporated observations and anecdotes related to his teaching career into his act. Eventually, Kevin built up enough teacher-orientated ideas to create and tour a show specifically about teaching entilted 'Not Appropriate' across arts centres, theatres and festivals throughout the land. Such was the reception that in many instances, he was invited to return to...


Raul Kohli: Raul Britannia (The Full Inglish)

Raul Kohli: Raul Britannia (The Full Inglish)

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Raul Britannia (The Full Inglish)

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 4-15, 17-27 at 16:55 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Multi Award-Winning Comedian, Raul Kohli considers himself: 'Brindian': British-Indian (but that's a sh*t title). He has lived in every corner of this glorious nation, & is fascinated by the diversity within Britain: from black kids in Bristol from Cornwall with Hagrids accent to White Kids rom Bradford with Indian accents stronger than his dad's. With anecdotes from his attempts to ingratiate himself with British culture (mainly stories from the pub) & analysis on the current cultural & political landscape (mainly asking why are we still voting from these lying c****), Raul will ask what it m...


17:00

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

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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 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

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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...


Luka Muller: Five Top Smells I Smelled Last Year (WIP)

Luka Muller: Five Top Smells I Smelled Last Year (WIP)

Comedy

Luka Muller: Five Top Smells I Smelled Last Year (WIP)

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 3-27 at 17:00 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The only stand up comedy show at the fringe with jokes, stories & a definitive list of my favourite smells from last year. I'm a comedian from Australia with a decade of experience, you may have seen or heard me on Triple J, the BBC or Channel 9. "★★★★ Personally revealing show... frank and hilarious. Affable and charming. Quality... like jazz" - The Age "Charming, easy going company, marking him out as a comic on the rise" - Chortle "★★★★★ A comedic mastermind, loveable and relatable... a true original" Funny Tonne...


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

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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...


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

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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!' - ...



Soulmates (Not) Found

Soulmates (Not) Found

Theatre

Soulmates (Not) Found

Theatre

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 3-20 at 17:00 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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'Soulmates: (Not) Found, an immersive and interactive experience that explores the growing impact of Artificial Intelligence on human life, particularly on the most mysterious of topics finding your platonic soulmate. The story: Computer Scientists have developed an Algorithm capable of finding your ultimate soulmate - but the technology is still in its early stages and requires test objects, carefully selected from thousands of potentials. As a participant, you and your fellow testers will go through a series of social experiments, designed by the digital mind using centuries of scient...


Michael Shafar - Well Worth the Chemo

Michael Shafar - Well Worth the Chemo

Comedy

Michael Shafar - Well Worth the Chemo

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 12-14 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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You might know Michael Shafar from his debut special (A)LIVE on Amazon Prime, or you might be one of the 80+ million people who has seen his videos online. He's also been on a bunch of Australian TV and radio programs, but you probably haven't seen those if you live in the UK. Either way, you'll enjoy his show! This Jewish, testicular cancer survivor, lawyer-turned-comedian is one of the freshest new voices in the Australian comedy scene and has made a name for himself for his scathing social commentary. Michael receives rave reviews everywhere he performs, but his favourite review came ...


Gill Cordiner Pinky swears

Gill Cordiner Pinky swears

Comedy

Gill Cordiner Pinky swears

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 3-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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One hour of high energy scottish hilarity . Gill will take you along for the ride,her life has been bizarre her stories unbelievable. Can you tell if shes lying? or is it all so unbelievable it must be true ?? Gill cordiner is Scottish and has been trapped in Australia for 16 years , so she has a lot to unpack . Come along for a wild energetic look at life from Gills perspective, some of her stories are so ridiculous you will be questioning if it’s true or not . No ordinary mum she is like a wild auntie at a wedding with one too many wines. Gills energy and joy is unstoppable and you will b...


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

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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....


Method vs Madness

Method vs Madness

Comedy

Method vs Madness

Comedy

The Cocktail Mafia / The Lounge
AUG 12-27 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Conversational improvisation and carefully crafted comedic bits are intertwined in this collaborative show between Kyle Bedder and Emerson Young. Young and Bedder's comic personas are able to simultaneously compliment and contrast with each other, the thoughts of a deranged lunatic interspersing with those of an impulsive overthinker. The result is a chaotic mix of random tangents, crowd participation, and a diverse selection of comedic material. As an autistic dyspraxic queer kid, Sheffield-born Emerson could easily be described as processing the world around him somewhat oddly. From "g...


The Northern Irish Comedy Protocol

The Northern Irish Comedy Protocol

Comedy

The Northern Irish Comedy Protocol

Comedy

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

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The Northern Irish Comedy Protocol is a brand new showcase that highlights the best new comedy talent from Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland wasn't much known for comedy over the years. The best we did for a long time was Patrick Kielty and the Troubles and we've spent many years apologising for both. But there is a new explosion in Northern Irish comedy (that is probably more of a triggering phrase to be honest... actually so is triggering). But a new generation of comedians are coming along and taking the comedy from here to a new level, using podcasts and social media to bring NI comedy...


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...


Basil Bottler: Wank In Progress

Basil Bottler: Wank In Progress

Comedy

Basil Bottler: Wank In Progress

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 14 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Intergalactic Man of Mystery, Basil Bottler makes his Edinburgh debut in this one-off hour of jokes, songs, poems and dicking about. Step aboard his home made manure powered spaceship that he's been developing for decades, long before that arsehole Musk copied him. ...



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 :)...


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

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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)....


Disabled Cants

Disabled Cants

Comedy

Disabled Cants

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A revolving line-up of disabled comedians and friends present an irreverent comedy show for your enjoyment. We're not brave, we're not inspiring, we're just here to make you laugh and park in the disabled bays. Hosted by comedians Benny Shakes 'keeps the audience animated and energetic' (Liam O'Dell), and Mark Nicholas, 'The autistic Dave Grohl' (Sam Rhodes)....


Daniel Muggleton: How The Whitey Have Fallen

Daniel Muggleton: How The Whitey Have Fallen

Comedy

Daniel Muggleton: How The Whitey Have Fallen

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Fresh from sold-out shows across the UK, 5 star reviews at comedy festivals around Australia and over 20 million views on social media, don't miss the latest hour from stand-up comedy's foul-mouthed prophet. Daniel's debut special 'Let's Never Hang Out' aired on ABC Comedy in 2019 & 2020, and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime. He's also been hand-picked to support Jim Jefferies, Steve Hofstetter & Neel Kolhatkar on tour. Off-stage he’s made appearances on The Feed (SBS), The Checkout (ABC) and been heard on Triple M’s ‘Molloy’ and ABC Radio. ‘A foul-mouthed prophet’ ★★&...


Edinbra Fringe Comedy

Edinbra Fringe Comedy

Comedy

Edinbra Fringe Comedy

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A revolving line-up of the best established and up-and-coming female comedians from around Edinburgh, Scotland and the Fringe Festival in a hilarious early evening showcase guaranteed to raise more than just a few titters....


This Is Your Trial

This Is Your Trial

Comedy

This Is Your Trial

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-27 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Guilty or innocent? You decide. The award-winning, critically acclaimed courtroom roast returns for a 10th Fringe. You submit accusations against friends. Top comedians take on the roles of judge, prosecutor and defence, hearing testimony, cross-examining witnesses and improvising their arguments for each case. It’s up to the audience as jury to deliver their verdict. An international success, with five years in Australia and Ireland, the inspiration for CBBC's hit show Monster Court, booked across the UK for corporate events and stag parties . 'A perfect bit of improv mayhem' ***** (Mirror). ...


Thorns

Thorns

Theatre

Thorns

Theatre

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3-27 at 17:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Sleeping Beauty is not awakened by true love's first kiss, as some of you may already know... In a world of magic and darkness we discover who truly woke Talia and who tried to protect her by covering the kingdom in Thorns. But Thorns aren't enough to fend off a lustful King and his vengeful Queen. Discover the true tale in this reimagining of the original from the voices of Sleeping Beauty herself, her daughter and the queen who sought her destruction. This theatre piece explores themes of consent and has references/descriptions of sexual abuse. There are references to violence and cannib...


Glass Crumpet's Stand-Up Show

Glass Crumpet's Stand-Up Show

Comedy

Glass Crumpet's Stand-Up Show

Comedy

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 3-19 at 17:40 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Glass Crumpet is a comedy group based in Salford/Manchester that is made up of five members. We will be showing our hour-long stand-up show starring members from Glass Crumpet. We have a range of different stand-up so there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Come watch for a night of stand-up that you do not want to miss. ...



James Cook: Anonymously Viral

James Cook: Anonymously Viral

Comedy

James Cook: Anonymously Viral

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Well obviously this is a show about being injured in the Channel Islands. Or is it? It's amazing how many people can't detect sarcasm, and they all hang out on Twitter. Find out what happens when a tweet goes viral and all the worst people in the world feel the need to join in. 'a top class comic' - Birmingham Mail. 'Why do you feel the need to use profanity?' - Some cunt on Twitter....


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-27 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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The very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with a different top-notch comedy line-up at every show. It's the absolute best way to see a great Fringe comedy smorgasbord, with line-ups selected from shows and venues all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit... And you can Pay What You Can to watch! International Festival sell-out shows 2004-2023. 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of the Fringe). 'A Great Night Out' ***** (SouthWestLive.co.uk). 'A fantastic night of comedy' **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (List). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Studen...


Kosher Russian

Kosher Russian

Comedy

Kosher Russian

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-27 at 17:50 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A former famous TV comedian from Russia, Ivan Yavits has recently fulfilled his lifelong dream of working as an English teacher in Israel. Despite being against the war, he finds himself even closer to it. Kosher Russian is a hilarious hour of stand-up about immigration, identity, and the KGB....


18:00

Old Jewish Jokes

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

Old Jewish Jokes

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Dripping with four-star and five-star reviews, Old Jewish Jokes is the UK's most successful ever, award winning live Jewish stand-up show. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it! ...


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 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....


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

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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)....


Gigl Comedy

Gigl Comedy

Comedy

Gigl Comedy

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 3-19 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Gigl run some of the best comedy gigs in London, and it’s now time for their Edinburgh debut! Come along and see some of the best, up-and-coming comedians gigging in the UK right now - all for free. Four different comedians will perform each night to bring you an hour of gigls. So what are you waiting for? Come along and see what the fuss is about! “The Gigl collective are some of the best up-and-coming comedians I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Really talented; really interesting; whole bunch of new, brilliant ideas, and you’d be a fool to miss them.” – Dec Munro, co-founder of ...


Dave Chawner: Freelosophy

Dave Chawner: Freelosophy

Comedy

Dave Chawner: Freelosophy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The history of Western philosophy…but fun! Think ‘Horrible Histories’ for weird ideas. Big concepts told through little stories by award-winning comedian, best-selling author & presenter Dave Chawner. As seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. As heard on Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 4. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Arts Award Voice ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Bunbury Magazine ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Voice Mag ★ ★ ★ ★ - The List ★ ★ ★ ★ - Three Weeks ★ ★ ★ ★ - Broadway Baby ...



Marmalade

Marmalade

Comedy

Marmalade

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Thao almost died on a bus, almost died on a refugee boat and almost died of embarrassment after drinking seven ciders on an empty stomach. Join comedian Thao for this hilarious show as she shares: 🍊What is the best use of a baby-on-board sign? 🍊Her confrontation with one of Australia's best-known celebrity chefs that led to this show's name! 🍊The number one thing to NEVER do on a first date! There won’t be any jokes about oranges but it will be ‘jam’ packed with subjects such as religion, relationships, racism and even tips on finding a good restaurant. Winner ...


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...


Smart and Dumber

Smart and Dumber

Comedy

Smart and Dumber

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 3-27 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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"Smart and Dumber" is a spilt bill of stand up comedy performed by up and coming comedians Serena Smart and Lucas Jefcoate. Serena Smart really lives up to her name, showing off her 'very funny lines' that are 'unusually sharp' - Chortle. Her acute observations about being a 23 year old corporate girlboss trying to evade the responsibilities of adulthood always convince the crowd that she does in fact know what she's talking about. Lucas Jefcoate on the other hand sure puts the 'ass' in 'Lucas'. The self described ginger buffoon shows a surprising amount of self awareness for someone who just ...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-27 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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The very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with a different top-notch comedy line-up at every show. It's the absolute best way to see a great Fringe comedy smorgasbord, with line-ups selected from shows and venues all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit... And you can Pay What You Can to watch! International Festival sell-out shows 2004-2023. 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of the Fringe). 'A Great Night Out' ***** (SouthWestLive.co.uk). 'A fantastic night of comedy' **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (List). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Studen...


Man of the Century

Man of the Century

Comedy

Man of the Century

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-20 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Jay Sodagar returns with his brand-new stand-up show. He's 50, wise and embarrassing to his kids, What has got him to 50? What will the next 50 years be like? He has experienced so many things and will be sharp and acerbic and funny about all of them. This is Jordan Peterson meets Daddy Pig. He has figured it all out and is going to tell you as much as he can in an hour of sharp stand-up, eg learn that your ego is useless unless it's to help someone woke people think they're helping. ...


Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too)

Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too)

Spoken Word

Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too)

Spoken Word

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 3-10, 13-15 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Join Brigitte Aphrodite on a wild literary road-trip, celebrating Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too) through punk poetry, songs, and stories. With composition by Quiet Boy, the show is a welcoming, communal experience: a conversation starter, a raucous night out. Brigitte delivers captivating, standalone odes to a glittering array of legends, highlighting both sung and unsung heroes who call our nation home. The legends include David Bowie in Bromley, Poly Styrene in Hastings and Aphra Behn in Canterbury to name but a few. The show discovers local legends from every venue it is performed at, ...


Edinburgh's Quickest Pub Quiz

Edinburgh's Quickest Pub Quiz

Comedy

Edinburgh's Quickest Pub Quiz

Comedy

The Cocktail Mafia / The Lounge
AUG 7, 14, 21 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Fan of a pub quiz? Test your knowledge under time pressure with this exciting, entertaining and at times farcical format, that's already a hit at the prestigious Gleneagles Townhouse. Quiz aficionado Johnny will hurtle through question rounds based on general knowledge, plus a traditional music and picture round – the only thing that’s serious are the prizes on offer! Gather a team, and settle in for some healthy competition with fellow Fringe guests, all inside one hour. It's a perfect way to kick off your Monday evening, before heading on out for more Fringe Festival fun....


In the Sh*t

In the Sh*t

Comedy

In the Sh*t

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 3-15 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Where do you go when you’re at rock bottom? ‘In the Sh*t’ is an anti-coming-of-age stand-up special with hints of music and poetry. Performed by two of Barcelona’s favorite comedians, Jamie Lerner and Mariah Girouard, who will take you through their sh*tty journeys into adulthood. With a dark sense of humor, they revisit childhood memories, discuss their dating lives (or lack thereof), and analyze their identities as public enemies of the state. This isn’t your typical stand-up comedy show. There will be ukulele songs about death, poetry about cannibalism, and a story or two about literal poo....