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The Counting House

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The Counting House

Fringe Venue 170 - Click here for map
38 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD. Phone: 0131 667 7533
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 02:00
All ages until 9pm, then 18+ only

The Counting House and sister venues The Pear Tree and 32 Below form a complex featuring four public bars, six performance spaces, plus a huge outdoor courtyard and barbecue area. The Counting House is located right in the heart of the area most associated with the Fringe, within seconds of Fringe Central, Assembly at George Square, The Udderbelly, Gilded Balloon and Pleasance Dome venues.



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The Attic

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Comedy

Aidan 'Taco' Jones - Lightfoot James

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

From December 2016-August 2017 I received two messages a week from a fake Facebook account. This mystery person shared a bunch of private information about my family, and said they were going to fuck my Mum. The name of the account was Lightfoot James, help me find him. "An effortless and vulnerable charm seldom seen on the stand-up stage, even from the most famous comic minds" The Music (Melbourne Comedy Festival, 2018) ★★★★ TheFourthWall (FRINGE WORLD, 2018) ---------------------------------------------- Aidan Jones is known to his friends as Taco because wh...


Alice-India: Sorry I'm so great or whatever (WIP)

Alice-India: Sorry I'm so great or whatever (WIP)

Comedy

Alice-India: Sorry I'm so great or whatever (WIP)

Comedy

AUG 11-25 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

"Bold, subversive and dominant" (Objectively Funny) Alice-India is a rising star on the London circuit. A Funny Women One to Watch, Max Turner Semi Finalist 2019 and Komedia Comedy Launchpad Finalist 2019, Alice is breaking down the meaning of the word vulnerable and teaching you how you too can be as cool and great as she is. With silly audience games, a very basic Charleston and a heck ton of self love or whatever, how much has she actually changed? This show is going to be a laugh riot. But it's also a work in progress so be nice. This big bisexual baby is sorry not sorry for be...


American Refugee

American Refugee

Comedy

American Refugee

Comedy

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

In a world where immigrants and refugees are hated and feared, American comedian and human rights lawyer Sid Singh wants to explore why. Why do we hate the people who come to our borders seeking the better life that we have told them they can get by coming? How do we solve a crisis that is growing not just by war but by climate change? Hell, how and who should we hate? Sid tackles all of these questions and more in a way that will make you laugh, but also learn! As seen/heard on BBC 3, Comedy Central UK, Comic Relief, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Scotland and more!...


Cracking Up

Cracking Up

Comedy

Cracking Up

Comedy

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

After dealing with immigration, politics and Jewish mothers, Daphna Baram's 2019 Fringe offering takes on mass and time (AKA weight and age) as the human-rights lawyer-journalist-comedian laughs against the dying of her light. 'Supremely talented... as biting as it is funny' (DailyInfo.co.uk). 'Masterful... Her fantastic way with words and bone-dry humour have the audience in fits of laughter... Superbly refreshing' * * * * * (Bunbury Magazine). 'Fresh and enlightening, her warmth elevating the gentle, conversational nature of her delivery' (List). * * * * * 'Wonderful, hilarious and impor...


Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness

Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness

Comedy

Dave Chawner; The Pursuit Of Happiness

Comedy

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

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


Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Comedy

Filippo Spreafico: Sentimental Value

Comedy

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

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


Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Comedy

Jake Donaldson Fights The Sea (WIP)

Comedy

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

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


Late Show Great Show

Late Show Great Show

Comedy

Late Show Great Show

Comedy

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

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


Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Comedy

Nick Elleray: Big Nick Energy

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Nick Elleray brings the mellow thunder to the Fringe with a brand new stand-up show with a great new zeitgeisty title that the kids will love. Where do you find joy in these grim times? Should you be asking Nick? Come along and find out. 'Brilliant, astute observational comedy about middle-aged life.' (Adam Bloom) 'A fine variety of cracking good jokes.' **** (Three Weeks). 'Time and money spent on Nick Elleray is time and money well spent. He’s great.' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine) ...


Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Comedy

Sam See: Coming Out Loud

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Sam See (MTV, Comedy Central Asia) brings his show to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time! As a stand-up comedian in a country where free speech and gay rights are non-existent, Sam has a lot he wants to talk about. Coming Out Loud is a journey of government censorship to bad charity shows to a very curious orgy. From Singapore to the rest of the world, Sam is letting it all out. Bring money. "Quick-witted" - THE STRAITS TIMES "Whip-smart, risqué" - ESQUIRE ASIA "Within seconds, he has the audience laughing, clapping and clinging onto his every word" - RICE MEDIA ...


Sh*t Socialist

Sh*t Socialist

Comedy

Sh*t Socialist

Comedy

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

Chris Tavner presents his new stand up show about his life of being a Socialist activist. Well, we say activist, that depends on what time he gets up. Chris will explore lessons learned from his experience in the context of Brexit, Trump and Corbynmania, working through his own contradictions and hypocrisies along the way. A show for the many... “Likeable and funny” City Life ...


Snog Marry Avoid

Snog Marry Avoid

Comedy

Snog Marry Avoid

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 22:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Fancy a snog? Will you marry me? Is the walk of shame avoidable? Kirsty answers all your dating questions with bad advice from years of being a single mid-thirties desperate woman. Kirsty bares all with sassy stand up, bad ass songs and cheeky burlesque. Bag yourself a hottie in Kirsty's dating games that will hook you up! Already in love? Games for you too you lucky b******ds! "Feisty, genuine and hilarious" FD2D magazine "Best New Act" The Cookie, Comedy Cashback Competition "Pushes the act along with her vivacity and presence. Fantastically funny" Arts In Magazine ...


Split The Bill - Claire Haus, Suzie Preece and Josh Weller

Split The Bill - Claire Haus, Suzie Preece and Josh Weller

Comedy

Split The Bill - Claire Haus, Suzie Preece and Josh Weller

Comedy

AUG 1-10 at 21:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Josh Weller and Suzie Preece ‘Split The Bill’. Two thirty-somethings. Two thirty-minute sets of comedy. Service charge not included. Josh Weller is a mixed race, half-english, half-um-something-brown comedian. Suzie Preece, is white, blonde, from Ealing, and doing everything she can to distance herself from all of those stereotypes which, you guessed it, are more or less completely accurate. Josh Weller navigates what it means to be mixed-race in 2019, his dad’s affair with his girlfriend’s mum, a failed record deal and his various sexual problems and neuroses. Meanwhile, Suzie Pree...


Trans*Atlantic

Trans*Atlantic

Comedy

Trans*Atlantic

Comedy

AUG 11-25 at 10:20 (55 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Attic

Has this whole Transgender thing got you confused? Great! Come learn a thing or two at Trans-Atlantic. Why are we mad at Scarlet Johansen? Why are we suddenly everywhere? Why are there so many letters? You'll learn all this and more from a witty American who managed to escape their home country, which is now on fire. 'Honestly, the most harassment I’ve gotten while living here is not for being Queer. It’s for being a fucking Yank.' ...


The Ballroom

A.C.I.D!

A.C.I.D!

Cabaret

A.C.I.D!

Cabaret

AUG 4-22, 24 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Alternative Comedy It’s Downstairs! is Leeds’ infamous, illicit alternative comedy night, known for packing basements full of comedy fans and putting on events that border on fever dreams. Come downstairs and join our cult. Expect music, silly games, and mad traditions, as each event strives to bring you the best in alternative talent, new and old. Bringing alternative comedy to all aspects of the night, you will see first 5’s, return guests, and even a house band (Ella-Jean). A.C.I.D! tested the waters of the fringe last year, hosting several shows as part of The HalliGalli hour. We are ba...


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrghhh! It's the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show - and It's Free!

Comedy

AUG 23 at 23:55 (120 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

It's the annual two-hour charity variety show filled with bizarre acts and very alternative comedy which includes the presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards....


Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Comedy

Ashley Storrie: Hysterical

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Star of BBC Scotland's 'Up For It!' and BBC Radio Scotland, Ashley Storrie returns to the Fringe with a raw and hysterical show about mental health and the ways she uses humour to overcome her pain. “A perfect hour of comedy… relentlessly funny” Broadway World “Ashley Storrie’s forthrightness is a tonic and should be mandatory viewing. Make sure you arrive early to gain an extra 15 minutes of material as this funny firecracker welcomes in the crowd.” The List...


BattleActs

BattleActs

Comedy

BattleActs

Comedy

AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-24 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

WINNERS: ''PEOPLE''S CHOICE AWARD'' VAULT FESTIVAL BattleActs! is an award-winning, multi-five star late-night comedy party show that has performed to rave reviews around the country. The show sees two teams of fearless improvisers pitched against each other by a ball-busting compere. Each team attempts to prove their worth and battle it out for the ultimate prize: the audience's respect! A high-octane mix of seemingly impossible challenges and incredible physicality, the teams contort their bodies and test their wits fighting invisible giants, creating jokes on the spot and face a te...


Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

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

Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook, the funniest Fringe performers play classic and new board games live on stage in this comedy panel show based on board/card/party games. Suitable for ages 11+ Previous guests incl Gary Delaney, Robin Ince, Paul Sinha, Laura Lexx, Eleanor Tiernan among others Audience reviews for 2018: "It’s funny, light hearted and energetic, with a few gentle innuendos. Good for boardgame nerds but also super accessible for non-gamers" "It was Brilliant. We laughed from the opening sentence to the end." "This was one of ...


Borne Of Chaos

Borne Of Chaos

Comedy

Borne Of Chaos

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Chapter One is an honest retelling of Eric Lampaert’s trials and tribulations from birth to near death, from womb to tomb, from homeless to Hollywood. This is a psychological odyssey through alternate realities & his battle against Anxiety, Depression & other demons from his past. This origin story can be enjoyed without needing to see the sequel....


CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

AUG 1-14, 16-19, 21, 23-25 at 11:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner. CeilidhKids is all about fun for all generations. Hugely popular with local families, now it's your turn. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe - Free!

Childrens

AUG 1-13 at 10:15 (45 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Family workshop suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parents or carers. We involve everyone: skip, clap and march together to traditional Scottish music, under the chandeliers. Enjoy discovering very simple (often simplified) dances that you might find at a ceilidh or Scottish country dance, celebrating the social aspects of dancing with a partner. CeilidhKids is all about fun for all generations. Hugely popular with local families, now it's your turn. 'More workshop than show, the accomplished organisers magically persuade a bunch of 3-7 year olds to march, jump and (sort of) dance th...


Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Comedy

Circus Sonas Presents: DTCB The Prison Years

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

What happens when two circus performers get sent to prison? They write a new Fringe show of course. CIRCUS IN A CELL Strictly adults only "Dirty Tattooed Circus Bastards: Dangerous And Hilarious… Just How We Love Our Circus!" Clothesline Magazine ~ Adelaide Fringe 2019 ...


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

AUG 25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

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


Godley on the Fringe

Godley on the Fringe

Comedy

Godley on the Fringe

Comedy

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

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


Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Comedy

Jarred Christmas: A Funny Hour

Comedy

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

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


Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Free and Family Friendly Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

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

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


Paul mcCaffrey: I Thought I'd have grown out of the by now

Paul mcCaffrey: I Thought I'd have grown out of the by now

Comedy

Paul mcCaffrey: I Thought I'd have grown out of the by now

Comedy

AUG 5, 12, 19 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

For 3 nights only, Paul McCaffrey returns to the Counting House Ballroom for special performances of his 2019 UK tour show 'I thought I'd have grown out of this by now' Star of Impractical Jokers (BBC3) As seen on Russell Howards Good news (BBC3) and Stand up Central (Comedy Central) and tour support for Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges. Don't miss the opportunity to see one of the best acts on the UK circuit doing a hour long 'greatest hits' show at the Edinburgh Fringe "McCaffrey is going to make it big any day now, grab your chance to say 'I saw him when' " The Scotsman "The relaxed...


Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

STAND-UP PHILOSOPHY is like stand-up comedy, except that it’s philosophical as well as funny! With a different philosophical theme and line-up each day, the Fringe’s most intelligent comedians join some of the UK’s most entertaining academic philosophers, to answer the big questions of philosophy - and discuss them with the audience. Hosted by philosopher/comedian Charlie Duncan Saffrey, it’s like a cross between a stand-up comedy show and a public lecture, only more fun. And there’s a bar. Come along if you’re curious!...


The Vagabonds of Comedy

The Vagabonds of Comedy

Cabaret

The Vagabonds of Comedy

Cabaret

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22, 24-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Ballroom

Drawing from slapstick, vaudeville, impromptu performing and standup, Frank (Imaan) Hadchiti and Fico (Filippo Spreafico) Fellini are The Vagabonds of Comedy, the hosts of an exquisite nonsense variety night with special guests from the world of comedy and music. While sleek Frank is on the saddle, mastering audience interaction and responsible of carrying the show forward, keyboard-novice Fico will try his best to interrupt the show with nonsensical wisdom and poorly rehearsed songs. Chaos often ensues and the spur of the moment becomes king. A unique combination of talent and craziness, and ...


The Loft

Angry Boater

Angry Boater

Comedy

Angry Boater

Comedy

AUG 1-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

An hour of comedy, the way you like it.... up the canal. Now in its fifth year, Joel Sanders returns in his glorious comic voyage from suburbia to chaos. What's it really like to give up everything you've known to live on a boat? Twists, turns and big laughs from a comedian who spent a decade working across America with comedy's elite… followed by another decade floating around on a narrowboat. "Compelling!" Reno Gazette-Journal...


Best In Class

Best In Class

Comedy

Best In Class

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Showcasing underrepresented working-class comedy voices. Sponsored by Spam, chippy teas, waste grounds, hanging around, knock-off trainers, a fella your dad knows, weed, the unions, crap schools, bunking off, electric meters, Brixton, Toxteth, Grenfell, hand-me-down clothes, caravans, the back of a lorry, failed MOTs, failed GCSEs, bus stops, payday loans, bacon, pubs, pints, tobacco, Margaret f*cking Thatcher, Cash Converters, Universal Credit, zero-hour contracts, jam butties, gravy, pyjamas, broken glass, broken homes, playing out, white lightning, E, backyards, slums, dying young, the NHS,...


Happiness bully

Happiness bully

Comedy

Happiness bully

Comedy

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

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


Hero Worship

Hero Worship

Comedy

Hero Worship

Comedy

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

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


Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Comedy

Jane Hill - Addicted to Fun

Comedy

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

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


Louise Leigh Identifiable

Louise Leigh Identifiable

Comedy

Louise Leigh Identifiable

Comedy

AUG 1-6 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Funny Women Regional Finalist and badly-behaved mother of two Louise Leigh should probably be delousing her kids instead of gallivanting off to Edinburgh to appear in the festival. Navigating her path through the choppy seas of the "midlife, sniping and logistics" phase of marriage, via modern parenting and how to shave your legs like you're in an advert, Louise is "Consistently funny and unafraid to experiment" Wil Hodgson "Great performance, great confidence, great jokes." Gary Delaney "Witty, imaginative and more than a little risque" The Scotsman ...


Luka Muller's Gong Show

Luka Muller's Gong Show

Chat Shows

Luka Muller's Gong Show

Chat Shows

AUG 1-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Part stand up, part chat show, part roast! After 2 and a half years of shows in Australia, and sold out runs in Melbourne and Adelaide, Luka Muller's Gong Show hits Edinburgh for the first time! A parade of comedians have 90 seconds of safety to impress the crowd, before facing the Gong and the wrath of the special guest judges! Always fun and loose, don't miss the fast paced comedy cavalcade. "One of the most impressive shows I've seen. ⭐⭐⭐⭐" - Funny Tonne...


Philipp and Phriends: A Late Night Comedy Show

Philipp and Phriends: A Late Night Comedy Show

Comedy

Philipp and Phriends: A Late Night Comedy Show

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 01:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Philipp and Phriends: A Late Night Comedy Show, is late night talk show and stand-up variety act hosted by Philipp Carl Kostelecky. Philipp brings to the stage his favourite acts and people at the fringe to have a chat and let them strut their stuff. No rules, no regulations, it's late night so anything goes. It's time for crazy antics and emotional stories. With new guests every night, it's always worth coming back again. Philipp Carl Kostelecky: Austrian, American, and Slovenian, Philipp is a contributor/writer for BBC Wales and winner of the BBC Student Radio Award, as well as a runner...


Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Rib Ticklers' Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Rib Ticklers Pick of the Fringe Is a variety show with a mixed bill line up. Having worked with these acts over the last decade, Rib Ticklers will be bring you talent from America, Australia, Europe, and Asia. A global line up with world class talent. Rib Ticklers has done the hard work for you and filtered through the 100s of comedians, come and sample them here and then go see there full shows later on. ...


Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Comedy

Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Sharma Comedian!

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

My name is Mickey Sharma and I've been a comic for 10 years with 5 Edinburgh shows. This is the best hours worth of material, greatest hits. No theme, no character arcs, no poignant moments......just jokes!...


Smell The Magic, Daddy

Smell The Magic, Daddy

Comedy

Smell The Magic, Daddy

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

Award-winning stand-up bring his fifth solo Edinburgh show in a row to the Fringe. Plus mystery gimmick (fondue seance)...


The Piece: Now More (Artistically) Accessible - WiP

The Piece: Now More (Artistically) Accessible - WiP

Comedy

The Piece: Now More (Artistically) Accessible - WiP

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 00:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Loft

After a baffling 2018 run (Fringe Experience Award: 'most memorable experience – be it good... or plain strange’), The Piece is back with a very serious, hyper-immersive work in progress. The Artist desperately makes his most accessible material yet, but the audience keeps getting in the way. Take a glow stick. Experience The Piece.  ‘Experiential madness...It’s definitely not one you’ll forget in a hurry’ (TheWeeReview.com) ‘You’ll be laughing with your whole, freaked-out body’ (Kevin Laibson, former AD of The Peoples Improv Theater - New York) ‘Weirdest thing I’ve seen’ (Rob)....


Viking Millennials

Viking Millennials

Comedy

Viking Millennials

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (60 min) - PWYW
The Counting House / The Loft

A dark hour of comedy featuring two Viking descendants from Norway. Thor Stenhaug and Pernilla Holland are in in trouble. Winter has indeed rocked up and with it two millennials are making baffling life choices as they try to solve crimes of the heart. 'Hilarious' Time Out. ...


The Lounge

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

That's not an Australian comedy show, THIS IS AN AUSTRALIAN COMEDY SHOW! A sell-out hit at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and a monthly show in London, catch three of the best Aussie and Kiwi comedians at the Fringe. Last year's acts included: Alex Williamson, Alice Fraser, Laura Davis, Dilruk Jayasinha, Eli Matthewson, Ro Campbell & More! Daniel Muggleton is an Australian comedian based in London, he's a regular headliner at comedy clubs across the UK & Europe; he also hosts the cult podcast 'The Union Jack Off' about moving to the UK. ...


Adam Elmi's Late Night Comedy Show

Adam Elmi's Late Night Comedy Show

Comedy

Adam Elmi's Late Night Comedy Show

Comedy

AUG 1-24 at 00:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

A compilation show by up-and-coming comedian Adam Elmi. Fresh off supporting Tom Stade on his 2019 tour and also a semi finalist at the So You Think Youre Funny competition last year. Bringing you some of the best comics from the fringe as well as others youve never heard of....


Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Comedy

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit

Comedy

AUG 1-15, 17-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Angus Dunican: Nice Bit of Kit A few years back, the world became too awful for Angus to cope with. So he took a step back from everybody and gently packed himself away in the attic with the Christmas decorations – fully intending to untangle himself later. So he got a massive dog, took up gardening, hid in suburbia and gave ‘being normal’ the ol’ college try. Thing is though, you can’t fix yourself unless you’ve got all the pieces. So then he had to go around looking for all the bits… like The Veetacore in ‘Through the Dragons Eye’. The Big Finish writer and award winning come...


BadFamiliar: Live

BadFamiliar: Live

Comedy

BadFamiliar: Live

Comedy

AUG 2-25 at 18:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

The show follows the evolution of world-traveled, veteran performer Matt Davis’ ideas as they have developed while performing and traveling through over 250 cities across more than 50 countries. Stitching together a personal narrative where he is often playing the fool, he jokes about even the largely accepted norms of language, nationality, and global or regional customs. A persistent foil to his own ideas, he offers up a studied cross-examination of his experiences as he hilariously tackles the underlying goal of this show: to dismiss the equation "familiar equals good." “After slayin...


Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

Comedy

Brown Panther - Ruven Govender

Comedy

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

Join one of the funniest Indian comedians in Australia for an hour of ethnic based comedy. Following the success of last years show 'Ethnic Cleansing' which SOLD OUT completely at all 23 Edinburgh Fringe shows. Ruven returns to Edinburgh with his brand new show BROWN PANTHER! Ruven Govender has featured at every major comedy festival Australia & NZ has to offer. Ruven has had a number of TV appearances in NZ, Australia & USA and regularly tours the globe doing comedy. "Best politically incorrect comedy" Herald Sun "Dynamo of a comic" Chortle UK, 2017 "Pocket Rocket" ★★★&...


Charmian Hughes: What-not

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Comedy

Charmian Hughes: What-not

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

When everyone around you is self-identifying, and you feel a bit left out, chill! You can join the tribe of What-Nots with Charmian, who also self identifies as a very funny comedian. 'Captivating, irresistible' (Scotsman). 'A class above other stand-ups, great entertainer not to be missed' (Dominion Post, New Zealand). 'Best gags of the night' (Independent). 'Charming ribaldry' (Guardian). 'I love Charmian Hughes' (Bridget Christie). Glastonbury Festival emcee, BBC Radio 4 Pick Of The Week....


Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

Comedy

Comedy Queers

Comedy

AUG 1-24 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

A fabulous selection of outrageous Queer performers from across the fringe. Hosted by Sian Davies (“Sharp and focused… fantastic ability as a comedian and compere” **** Backstage on the Fringe). Last years sell out show returns! If you’ve already seen one too many straight/cis comedians at the fringe, come and spice things up at the Queer Comedy showcase. Our daily changing roster of comedians is one of the most diverse line ups at the fringe. Come along and join the party with the true Kings, Queens and non-binary Royal titles of comedy. ...


Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Comedy

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-24 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

Cool Jokes / Hot Takes 2 of Scotlands finest comedians in one show! Liam Withnail Liam Withnail has been entertaining the audiences of Scotland and beyond for nearly ten years. His cheeky manor is always a hit with audiences – leading to a nomination for BEST COMPERE at the 2018 Scottish Comedy Awards. The only comic to ever appear in BOTH the ENGLISH and SCOTTISH Comedian Of The Year Finals – his career has led him to sell out shows at Festivals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Adelaide, Reykjavik, Brighton and more… “Slick, Fast Paces Banter” – The Skinny Christopher Macarthur Boyd Bo...


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

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

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


Games With James

Games With James

Childrens

Games With James

Childrens

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

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


Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

Comedy

Rob Oldham: Worm's Resolve

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Free
The Counting House / The Lounge

After his 2018 Fringe debut, Worm's Lament (The Guardian's Top Shows of the Edinburgh Fringe), Rob Oldham is back. Worm's Resolve explores being right, being wrong and getting angry. Newspaper fonts, bows and arrows and nose piercings will also be discussed. Answers will be sought, jokes will be told and an impending sense of doom will be momentarily lifted! As seen on BBC Three and BBC One, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 'It's full of finely wrought observation' (The Upcpoming) **** 'I was expecting a lot from Rob Oldham. He did not disappoint' (One4Review) **** Directed by Liam...


What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

Comedy

What Has The News Ever Done For Me?

Comedy

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

Every day, three top comedians bring in the story from the days news they *think* is the most important and have to persuade the audience why theirs is the one they should care about- will it be Trumps tweets, Brexit breakdowns or the Spice Girl reunion- you decide! Plus Daily Mail readers comments, Harry Potter fan fiction and more! Fourth SELL OUT YEAR!...