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Freddy's

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

Freddy's

Fringe Venue 194 - Click here for map
24 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2JR. Phone: 0131 322 3190
  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 12:00 to 02:00

The all-out live music party parlour and cocktail house. It’s a vibrantly unpretentious party all about pure, unadulterated fun with a capital F. With Fringe shows during the day, and live music all night.

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

Shows sorted by Venue Room

Band Room

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 7: Big O asks: What is sexy?

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 7: Big O asks: What is sexy?

Comedy

Adventures of the Singing Acupuncturist 7: Big O asks: What is sexy?

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 16-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

After a successful run in Edinburgh last year (2023), Big O returns this year to explore more of "what is sexy". With storytelling, she will take you on a journey that is uproariously funny and entertaining. Come and discover all the stuffs that embody sexy; and some things that you might not expect. As a lyricist, she is excited to introduce 2 new songs written with composer @Rumspringer. It will be a fun evening with storytelling, comedy and song. A limited run, not to be missed!...


An Asian Occasion

An Asian Occasion

Comedy

An Asian Occasion

Comedy

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

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


B*tch Circle

B*tch Circle

Comedy

B*tch Circle

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 14-24 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

A brutal triple header of Berlin's Brainiest B*tches: Get ready for Sep's dark wit, Sofia's twisted humor, and Abi's trauma-turned-laughs! Don't miss the comedy event of the season! Join us for an evening that pushes the boundaries of humor and challenges the status quo with our Dark Comedy Show, featuring three fierce and incredibly talented female comedians ready to leave you in stitches! These three super c*nts were brought together from India, Iran, and New York City by their shared mental illness. Unfiltered, Bold, and Unapologetic! Brace yourself for a night of razor-sharp wit and dari...


Diane FITTON: and Friends

Diane FITTON: and Friends

Comedy

Diane FITTON: and Friends

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 3-9 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Get ready for a hour of unstoppable laughter at "Diane Fitton and Friends"! Join us as we present the hilarious Diane Fitton, a semifinalist in the Funny Women competition and the celebrated Beat the Frog Gong winner. This comedy extravaganza guarantees an evening of pure joy that you won't want to miss! Diane Fitton, with her award-winning humor, takes the spotlight, promising a side-splitting performance that earned her accolades in the world of comedy. As she shares the stage with a carefully selected lineup of talented friends, "Diane Fitton and Friends" delivers a dynamic mix of stand...


Gentlemen's Club

Gentlemen's Club

Comedy

Gentlemen's Club

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 12-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

Gentlemen's Club is a 55-minute split-bill from two Gaulier-trained legends; Lotte Allan (aka Barry) and Susanna Pukkila (aka Joni), combining clown, character comedy and drag. “Barry” is a celebration of a lovable elderly gentleman, complete with dentures, a leaky catheter, and failing eyesight. Barry’s just glad to have some visitors. “Joni” is a Finnish alpha-male hockey bro, and he’s about to play the game of his life. So, pull up your pants, as this work in progress show promises to be an entertaining experience for all and it could even sexually confuse the Dads. ...


Life or Death

Life or Death

Comedy

Life or Death

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

After selling out his Glasgow Comedy Festival show, Zetina brings his show "Life or Death" to the Edinburgh Fringe. Boasting a dark comedic style that blends ironic misdirection and irreverent commentary into a biting one-liner format; Zetina has been described as Scotland's answer to Anthony Jeselnik. His sharp writing stabs at political correctness with controversially themed non sequiturs, cultivating an intoxicating alternative approach to comedy often unseen. After being banned from a venue in Glasgow following his first professional performance; Zetina began developing his solo...


Love, Aubrey Live

Love, Aubrey Live

Music

Love, Aubrey Live

Music

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 10-15 at 14:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Come join me in this wild wind of unhinged nightmares mixed with my autistic lesbian trans ass. I live to serve, and you will be served on a platter in my blunt ethereal realm. Rising fast as a fairy goddess amongst humans.. so jump on the bandwagon before it’s too late. My debut album will be full of love, heartbreak, and finding joy in this world of darkness. My music is about turning my struggles into stories. That is why my music style is that of a storyteller, the singer and the teacher forever intertwined....


Mark Row: Don't You Know Who I Am?

Mark Row: Don't You Know Who I Am?

Comedy

Mark Row: Don't You Know Who I Am?

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 1-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Whilst the lifestyle of the rich and the famous may appeal to many, it can't all be red carpets, celebrity parties and cosy chats on 'Loose Women', can it? This new show takes a sideways look at fame and examines why so many people seem to crave a life in the spotlight, delving into some of the more bizarre stories of people who have found themselves in the public eye, and exploring the highs and lows of living your life with the whole world watching on. Over the course of one hour this show attempts to tackle all the big questions about fame like 'How would you cope with the paparazzi?''Wh...


Pablo Lechuga: Elephant in the Room

Pablo Lechuga: Elephant in the Room

Comedy

Pablo Lechuga: Elephant in the Room

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 1-11 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets on Sale Soon

«Elephant in the Room» is a comedy show about Babar, king of the elephants and one of the most adored childhood cartoons around the world. Babar is almost 93 years old and is currently having a little problem... a drinking problem. It's not just Babar who's aged, some modern day critics are suggesting that his stories are colonialist. Are they? Come and find out more about Babar, the real and royal elephant in the room. A room joined by two other hilarious guests that you can't miss. Warning: this show may contain traces of peanuts. This one-elephant-show is an alternative comedy piece by S...


Woo Woo

Woo Woo

Comedy

Woo Woo

Comedy

Freddy's / Band Room
AUG 1-17 at 18:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Woo Woo – a derogatory term used in relation to those with unconventional beliefs that are outlandishly mystical, supernatural or unscientific. In July 2023 David Grush testified in US Congress confirming aliens are real... and no one is talking about it! No one except Damien Vosk through sketch. Come on a wild ride of absurdity where fringe ideas, topics and Aliens will be explored through sketch comedy....