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The City Café

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The City Café

Fringe Venue 85 - Click here for map
19 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR. Phone: 0131 220 0125
Food  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 12:00 to 02:00
All ages until 9pm, then 18+ only

Located on Blair Street, just off of the Royal mile and minutes from the Fringe show, The City Cafe is a fashionable 1950's style café bar right in the centre of town. It has benefited from a complete refurbishment in the last couple of years, and it is right on the doorstep of the hustle and bustle of the Royal mile . The venue serves a wide selection of meals and drinks all day, and there is also a great outdoor drinking area, and new for 2018 - three performance spaces for show downstairs!



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Hollywood

3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

Comedy

3's Comedy - Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 11:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

3's Comedy brings together Adam Knox, Luka Muller & Peter Jones, three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. As seen on the TV, as heard on radio and as bumped into on public transport on the way to gigs all across the world; Knox, Muller and Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh. (Adam Knox) "You''ll laugh ''til it hurts." - The West Australian (Luka Muller) "A lovely young man... making the most of that nice guy image you can only warm to." - Chortle (Peter Jones) "One of the best up-and-coming comedians at the festival. A near-flaw...


About Time / Bully

About Time / Bully

Comedy

About Time / Bully

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 19:10 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A split bill comedy show featuring Thanyia Moore (Funny Women Award Winner 2018) and Sian Davies (Hilarity Bites New Act Winner 2018). About Time: Growing up is hard, but most people manage it. Sian Davies waited until she was 27 to grow up. Everyone agreed, it was about time. Bully: Was Thanyia Moore bullied? Or was she the bully? Join the Funny Women Award winner 2018 as she seeks to find the answer in this hilarious account of her childhood. Join these two rising stars on their sidesplitting journeys of self discovery....


ADHDave

ADHDave

Comedy

ADHDave

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:50 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Have you gone through your life thinking that something isn't quite right? That something is holding you back? Have you come to the conclusion that you're just not good enough? Well these were the thoughts that acclaimed new comedian Dave Fensome had, until at 42 years old he received a diagnosis of ADHD, and everything made sense. Very briefly, before he immediately started thinking about something else, obviously, probably a puppy. It's usually a puppy. Join Dave as he takes a darkly comic look back at his own life, going through his failures and successes, how thinking differently has be...


Bitch & Nerd

Bitch & Nerd

Comedy

Bitch & Nerd

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 20:20 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

One is a bitch. The other is a nerd. Join Emily Woods (as seen on Shaw TV, Max Turner Award Finalist) and Elie Kraft (Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist) for an hour of jokes about being ugly, family, and raccoons. Emily has spent the last two years between Canada and England and has established herself as a stellar new comedian quickly rising up in both scenes. Elie brings a keen eye for observation filled with self-deprecating charm and "cuts an intriguing low-status persona" (Chortle). Together, they are Bitch & Nerd....


Comedy Village

Comedy Village

Comedy

Comedy Village

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 00:05 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Montreal, Canada’s premiere stand-up comedy show for tourists visiting Edinburgh. Roles reversed, these Canadian comedians have travelled a long way and brought some well-polished jokes with them. Featuring several of Canada's best up-and-coming comedians who regularly perform for audiences from all around the globe at one of planet Earth's best hostels (according to the internet), this show is sure to both delight local and visiting audiences alike. We'll bring the jokes, you bring the laughter....


Decree Absolute Vodka

Decree Absolute Vodka

Comedy

Decree Absolute Vodka

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 12:50 (50 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A personal stand-up show where comedian Sarah Iles talks you through the absolute vodka joys of being divorced in her early 30’s. She takes you through her hilarious journey of leaving her husband and having to move back in with her mother, trying to date again after 12 years out of the game and ultimately figuring out who the hell she is. This hilarious and poignant show will make you realise that when life hands you lemons, it’s all about Absolute Vodka. “Left the room quaking with laughter… a deeply astute comedy story-teller” Voice magazine. "Sarah Iles is an absolute treat to watch. H...


Falling With Style

Falling With Style

Comedy

Falling With Style

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 21:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Adventurer David von Jones takes a humourous glance at some popular Disney and Pixar movies with a view to discovering more about the benefits of pessimism. “Funny and Interesting” - L.A Times “As charismatic as he is clever, a truly entertaining experience” - Michael Quu “All the makings of a future comedy triumph” - Broadway Baby “A fine up and coming talent” - Paul Foot...


Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Comedy

Freshly Squeezed Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 10:20 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

This is your first stand-up show of the day, serendipitously happening within the best breakfast joint in Edinburgh! Grab a coffee and join a rotating cast of BBC New Comedian of the year 2018 finalist Isa Bonachera, 2019 Max Turner semi-finalist Miztli Rose, 'bitingly funny' (LondonPubTheatres.com) Alexandria Macleod and Abigail Weinstock. Wake up with a shot of the day's funniest headlines and a healthy portion of their very best material. It's a Buzzfeed quiz/Vice doc/Guardian editorial sort of a show complete with zeitgeist cultural references and factually incorrect observations....


Gerry Carroll- Crock OR Gold

Gerry Carroll- Crock OR Gold

Comedy

Gerry Carroll- Crock OR Gold

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:50 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

Gerry’s third solo show is about fun, awkwardness, joy and leprechauns. It’ll make you laugh, most of the time, even if you can’t quite describe what happened. It’s a mixture of stand-up, clown and an occasional poignant moment. He’ll bribe you with Haribo. There are a couple of songs, and the show is based on a look at Gerry’s life. He’s 66, but his comedy is ageless, and it appeals to all ages. Gerry did this show at Brighton Fringe in May. It’s an energetic, lively and funny hour. And it’s aimed at sending people out feeling good. You’ll have a really good hearty laugh, but also feel bet...


I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

Comedy

I Fahrt Berlin: The Journey Continues

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:35 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

This tour de farce of bizarre exploits and odd misadventures chronicles an American's nearly seven-decade search to find his place in the world. It asks the fundamental question: “Where is home and how do we know when we have found it?” Always the outsider, never fitting in, our protagonist takes the audience on a rollicking journey from the Eisenhower-era suburb of a small Midwestern city to the hallowed (and often harrowing) halls of Yale and then on to the mean streets of New York City in the Seventies, the leafy suburb of Greenwich Connecticut in the Eighties, the surreal world of post-...


Mickey Sharma - Pervert!

Mickey Sharma - Pervert!

Comedy

Mickey Sharma - Pervert!

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 14:05 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

I've been single for 3 years. and I have made use of this time doing exactly what I want to do. Result.......apparently I'm a sexual deviant!...


Sarah Lee: Half A Man

Sarah Lee: Half A Man

Comedy

Sarah Lee: Half A Man

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 15:20 (30 min) - Free
The City Café / Hollywood

A half hour from half a man (her father was a man). Join this loveable, grown-up tomboy for her punchy and hilarious fringe debut. Jewish Comedian of the Year Finalist 2018. Leicester Square Comedian of the Year Semi-Finalist 2018. Get-Up Stand-Up! Semi Finalist 2018....


Las Vegas

A SIX STONES THROW AWAY FROM LOVE ISLAND

A SIX STONES THROW AWAY FROM LOVE ISLAND

Comedy

A SIX STONES THROW AWAY FROM LOVE ISLAND

Comedy

AUG 23-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Glen Maney gives his view on society today and the changes he's witnessed over the last 50 years, from the difference in toys to body image and tells us about his latest diet in his quest to be the oldest ever contestant on Love Island or was iT The Chase? ...


A-Z Mental Health Atlas

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

Comedy

A-Z Mental Health Atlas

Comedy

AUG 1-2, 4-9, 12-14 at 12:30 (45 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Can't tell a psychiatrist from a psychic, a chainsaw-wielding-killer from someone with schizophrenia or a raging narcissist from the President of America? NHS shrink and award-winning comedian Benji Waterstones maps the psychiatric landscape and busts some myths along the way. Because our minds don't come with a satnav. Best Newcomer nominee Brighton Fringe 2018. "Perfect and hilarious" Buzzfeed...


Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Comedy

Bad Boys

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

CHELSEA AND JAMIE ARE BAD BOYS. With five finalist-credits between them (So You Think You’re Funny x2, Bath New Act Third Place, Musical Comedy Awards, Max Turner Price): Jamie D’Souza is “mixed race”, “an engaging presence” -Steve Bennett, Chortle and “effortlessly funny” (London Theatre Direct)” and "hilarious “His unruffled delivery is appealing, and his set amusing - ****” - Broadway Baby. Chelsea Birkby is mentally ill “her bipolar disorder providing another avenue for comedy” -Steve Bennett, Chortle, “a surprise hit...an hilarious set peppered with cheeky adult humour” -Oxford Mail,...


Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

Comedy

Chris McGlade- 'Forgiveness'

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

'Following the murder of his father, hard hitting and critically acclaimed Northern comedian Chris McGlade is attempting to lay to rest the ghosts that have haunted him ever since. This show, whilst telling the story of his dad's horrific murder, is also a funny, sincere, 'un- pc', no holds barrred and touching homage to the man who shaped his life and humour. Could the murder of your dad ever be funny?' ‘Come the next revolution, Chris McGlade could be the next Alexei Sayle’ Chortle - Steve Bennett **** ‘This is weaponised comedy, ...


Conor Drum: Solo

Conor Drum: Solo

Comedy

Conor Drum: Solo

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

A show about growing up and becoming a man. As his parents prepare to Airbnb his old bedroom, Conor rediscovers his teenage years after finding his old band's demo and wonders if going solo was the right thing to do. 'Highly entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Perfect Fringe stand-up' (TheWeeReview.com). 'Delivers high quality material' (Skinny). 'Very shrewd observational humour' (BroadwayBaby.com)....


Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Comedy

Desperately Seeking Motivation: Challenged

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Woodward and Josie Ettrick-Hogg bring a show about challenges and how to motivate one-self. Both have suffered from severe hoarding disorders and the massive impact that has on living a normal and productive life. Because of the effects of this and many other issues, personality traits and life-events, they have come to a point where they have decided to really push themselves to change the course of their lives. From a 600 mile hike, climbing the worlds tallest free-standing mountain, jump off a bridge, organise a giant charity swan race, a 450km bike ride across India, or paragliding, boxing...


Last Call Comedy

Last Call Comedy

Comedy

Last Call Comedy

Comedy

AUG 8-25 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Feeling like one more? Yeah you are you dirty little ratbag! Come hang with the veterans of the fringe who just can't bring themselves to call it a night. All hustle, no bustle. Nerds go home....


Lateef Lovejoy - Life, Times, And Societies Crimes

Lateef Lovejoy - Life, Times, And Societies Crimes

Comedy

Lateef Lovejoy - Life, Times, And Societies Crimes

Comedy

AUG 1-16 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Multi Award nominee and official face of the ITV Hub and U Switch Lateef Lovejoy presents his solo stand-up show "Life, Times, And Societies Crimes" where he expresses his unique comedic voice relating to social commentary, satire, and his contemporary take on popular culture. "Magnetic stage presence" Time Out "A charismatic comedy mastro" The Metro "An exhilarating performer with a contemporary style that oozes star quality" Evening Standard ...


Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

Comedy

Matt Stellingwerf: Sisyphus

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

As punishment for his self-aggrandising craftiness and deceitfulness, Sisyphus was forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down whenever it neared the top, consigning him to an eternity of useless efforts and unending frustration. Join award-winning comedian Matt Stellingwerf ("Thor & Wendy had a baby...and it was raised by Stephen Fry & George Carlin!" - Libel) as he rolls his own boulder...searching for meaning in a life, seemingly, wasted. From his worthless PhD, to his obsession with Wikipedia. From the pointless lies he tells, to the hubris of thinking he's worth ...


My name is Yumi

My name is Yumi

Comedy

My name is Yumi

Comedy

AUG 8-25 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

"My name is Yumi" A Japanese-Canadian standup comic, Yumi Nagashima, introduces her unique brand of observational deadpanned humor from the viewpoint of a young immigrant woman....


Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Observational

Comedy

AUG 17-25 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Award-winning comedian Cassidy with a new show about his crazy year. Nothing was happening, then he joined a new gym and a big, strong man would change his life forever. You couldn't make it up. Work in progress shows. Best Show Winner (Buxton Fringe), Malcolm Hardee Award Nominee, Sir Michael Caine Award-winning writer. ‘Stormingly good’ Kate Copstick 2018 ‘Smart, relentlessly laugh out loud…hilarious.’ Edinburgh Evening News Aug 2018 **** 'A great comedian' Broadway Baby 'Such a safe pair of hands... piercingly sarcastic jibes have a touch of Stewart Lee' Chortle 2017 ...


Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Comedy

Sameer Katz: Amphibious

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Ever try to do two things at once? Sameer is a PhD student and a comedian. The PhD is not going well. Sameer Katz brings his fourth show to the Fringe! American born, Cambridge educated, sooo call it even. He asks the questions you never had. He may not have all the answers, but Google for facts, watch for jokes. After performing across the UK, NYC and LA to name a few, Sameer is bringing a new show to the Fringe! It's guaranteed to make you laugh or your money back!* Amused Moose National New Comic Award - semifinalist 2018 "A particular talent for improvisation" **** - deadline. "We w...


Snack Chat

Snack Chat

Comedy

Snack Chat

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Snack Chat – Start your day with a taste of the Fringe's finest comedians and a free yummy snack bar. Many acts will have their own full show later in the day. Stand-up comedians perform their sets and the audience is welcomed to join in with some interactive games (participation by choice): self-help exercises with a prize for best helper, heckling games, welcome an outsider, reject a local and more games for a chatty morning audience. Mobile phones are left off: get off social media and enjoy the moment. Playtime for adults. Come for the craic....


Traitor

Traitor

Comedy

Traitor

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Romanian comedian Victor Patrascan questions whether it is better to be Romanian or Bulgarian, right or left or a normal person. When you start questioning everything you get to the point where you start questioning questioning. I don't know what I'm talking about. Could it be that I'm just missing home? If you want to question everything about life and the Edinburgh Fringe and see a man question whether to speak his mind, this is the show for you. “like getting high with your best mate” David Mills “singular comedic voice” Chris Betts “insightful, deadpan and utterly charming” Sindhu Ve...


Twat out of Hell: Deluxe

Twat out of Hell: Deluxe

Comedy

Twat out of Hell: Deluxe

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Twat Out Of Hell features comedian Gary G Knightley (as seen on Channel 4, BBC Three and the West End). Gary G Knightley brings you a comedy show about, well, him. In an ever evolving world it is getting harder and harder to say things without offending anybody. Join Knightley as he explores the topics we aren’t allowed an opinion on and the people who are off-limits. "Quick witted with strong audience work, sharp observations and great stage presence" (Bunbury Publishing) "Twat Out Of Hell is a filthy hidden gem and why the chuff it’s free I just don’t know." (The National Student) ...


Will Mars: Phoenix

Will Mars: Phoenix

Comedy

Will Mars: Phoenix

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Las Vegas

Brilliantly self-deprecating stand-up, Will Mars, is fast making a name for himself as a down-at-heel, yet lovable international star. As seen on FOX's Showtime at The Apollo, NBC's Trial By Laughter (Season 8 Finalist) & BBC's Stand-Up for Comic Relief. "A remarkable talent ... A comic tour de force” **** EdFringe Review (U.K.) "As a storyteller he is a joy to experience" **** Mumble Comedy (U.K.) "A unique and witty perspective on thoughts that many have but rarely articulate" **** Adelaide Advertiser (Australia) "Damn! That dude is funny!" Steve Harvey, Showtime at The Apoll...


Nineties

BBC British Born Chinese

BBC British Born Chinese

Comedy

BBC British Born Chinese

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

BBC is the debut show from british born chinese comedian Matthew Fong. His politically incorrect view on love, life and growing up is far from political. A whimsical comedian that has found his voice and making the most of it. He has performed all over the world including Las Vegas, Tampa, Orlando, Sunny Beach, Los Gigantes and a regular on the uk comedy circuit this is one comedian you won’t want to miss. This being his debut one man show gives you the opportunity to say I found him first… before he was famous. A well put together show liked to a performance like you would see at live at ...


Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

Bollywood and Birmingham to Berlin and Brexit

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 20:40 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Growing up, I was too brown for white kids and the wrong kind of brown for brown kids. That’s when I first questioned my identity. 'A wonderful show! Very funny and also quite moving. A personal story that takes in religion, politics and identity – with one-liners we were still quoting days later!' (Audience review). 'Great show. A satirical look at issues we all face today. Highly recommended!' (Audience review). 'Excellent show. Refreshing humour. Look forward to see him again. Five stars.' (Audience review). 'Enjoyed this show. Friendly, energetic, feel-good comedy!' (Audience review)....


Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Comedy

Cordelia & Dimple: Buffet

Comedy

AUG 1-13 at 16:55 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Dimple's biggest fear? Looking down from heaven (post murder) to watch her religiously vegan parents learn that the contents of her last meal involved a chicken and an egg. Eye rolling and frustratingly stereotypical tales of living at home and being the A word. Soho Theatre Young Company 2018. Waaaaaal, Cordelia loves a cultural reference. She admires Jean Brodie, but she’s more Susan Kennedy. But don’t slag her off: she’d much rather parse Avril Lavigne lyrics and read now-defunct Sugar magazine. “out-of-place posho” Chortle Finalist, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2018, Se...


Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Comedy

Everyone Dropped Out of My Sketch Troupe

Comedy

AUG 1-13 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

An Accidental One Woman Show! Standing in the wreckage of a five piece sketch troupe, one stressed out comedian is determined to keep going. She'll show you how the show should have gone through sketch, stand-up and characters and explain where it all went tits up (also the original name of the sketch troupe). Was it when Brid decided to become a nun? Or when Lucy got arrested? Maybe they should have stopped it all when Rhiannon got them barred from Sheffield's city limits. What matters is that Mary is still going and still determined to do the five person Poirot sketch. Watch her as s...


Global Comedy club

Global Comedy club

Comedy

Global Comedy club

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Growing up in the deepest darkest parts of India and then being thrown into the West with no language, culture, personality, looks or even a clue....


Goodbye Charles

Goodbye Charles

Theatre

Goodbye Charles

Theatre

AUG 19-25 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

"I ate the divorce papers, Charles. I ate them with ketchup...and they were good. Gooood!" We are very pleased to present to you the dark comedy and growing cult hit Goodbye Charles, written by American playwright Gabriel Davis. Jill's husband Charles mysteriously disappears after she refuses to grant him a divorce. Concerned something has happened to her husband, Jill follows a string of clues to try and find out the secret Charles was keeping from her... ...


Jane Hill - All I Want

Jane Hill - All I Want

Comedy

Jane Hill - All I Want

Comedy

AUG 14-25 at 16:55 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

I'm 55. I thought I'd have everything I wanted by now. Unfortunately I still don't know what that is. In this funny, honest and unflinching work in progress, I will look at my life choices and try to work out where I went wrong-ish and where I went right-ish. And I might do some empowering too, if I can be arsed. Includes adult material (like pensions and the menopause)....


Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Comedy

Kelsey De Almeida: I'm Very Different People (WIP)

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 18:10 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Fresh from performing at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe festivals 2019, catch South End Comedy Festival's 'Best Newcomer' Winner with his new show! Kelsey is one of the youngest working comedians in the UK. Having supported Stephen K Amos on a whopping 4 UK Tours and Russell Kane on his 2019 UK Tour, as well as being a circuit regular, this is a chance to see Kelsey really sink his teeth into a longer show. This show is about growing up in a society he doesn't feel a part of. A constant outsider. And exploring his life and views and what makes him and us all different. Because maybe ...


Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Comedy

Lee Kyle – ConQuest

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 16-25 at 10:40 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

All Lee Kyle ever wanted to be was a comedian. And now, he is one. So, with that in mind, he'd like to say the following to Mr McDonald, his former maths teacher at St Wilfrids RC Comprehensive School in South Shields. Aaaah! Turns out I CAN make a living by dicking around And I DON'T need calculus like you seemed to think (As far as I know, I'm not actually sure what it is). Admittedly, living is a vague term, I'm not making mid-nineties maths teacher money, sure, but we aren't starving to death and at least I get to get up at noon. Oh, also, Mr so-called McDonald, you shouldn'...


Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Comedy

Louise Atkinson: Sounds Good, Looks a Mess

Comedy

AUG 2-13, 15-25 at 15:40 (40 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

“Sounds good, looks a mess” was a review Louise received last year and something she cannot seem to get out of her head. It seems stuck in her vast amounts of curly hair, along with 4 hairbrushes, 2 pen lids and a barely licked chubba chup lolly. As a gravy stained, proud, northern lass, Louise is desperately trying to work out what everyone’s problem is with her general appearance. From dating to comedy, nights out to interviews, Louise tries to explore if her general appearance has actually had a direct effect on her, or if the problem is just in everyone else's heads. Described as havin...


Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Cabaret

Madame Chandelier's Rough Guide to the Opera

Cabaret

AUG 1-18 at 12:00 (45 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

In a camp fusion of comedy, cabaret and opera, Madame Chandelier guides you through her favourite opera plots, with jokes, dramatic death scenes, and a Nessun Dorma sing-along! Having stolen this great music from the grand opera house, Madame Chandelier, the joyfully ridiculous and self-proclaimed anti-diva of opera, is tearing down the pretence and bringing opera to the people. Winner of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern's Got Talent competition, 2018. 'Brilliantly memorable' Operissima...


Neckbreaker

Neckbreaker

Comedy

Neckbreaker

Comedy

AUG 19-25 at 12:00 (55 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

"From the hottest independent shows to the largest comedy clubs in the world, there's no stage too small or too big for New York City based comedian Max White." -Vice In his debut Edinburgh Fringe Festival hour, NYC Comedian Max White brings you "Neckbreaker", a jaw dropping American Stand-up style Storytelling Show....


Rice and Chips

Rice and Chips

Comedy

Rice and Chips

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:10 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Follow Marvin McCarthy as he takes you through a journey of being raised by a British atheist, king of cynical father and devout Buddhist, Chinese mother, in modern day Britain and the ghettos of Wimbledon. Expect the unexpected, as this is a dry, deadpan and surreal story with a difference....


S.H.T.F.

S.H.T.F.

Comedy

S.H.T.F.

Comedy

AUG 14-18 at 14:25 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

We live in challenging times. Climate change. Pandemics. Brexit. But do not despair! Alpha Wolf will show you the equipment and skills YOU need to survive the end of the world. Alpha Wolf is founder and President of Survivalists UK, Britain's 35th largest survivalist community. Come and see what Alpha has to say. It may save your life!...


Simone Belshaw: Goblin & Fiends

Simone Belshaw: Goblin & Fiends

Comedy

Simone Belshaw: Goblin & Fiends

Comedy

AUG 15-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Simone Belshaw has created a dumb show for stupid idiots. Goblin & Fiends is a romp into surreal storytelling with themes of femininity, forest creatures, and eggs. At every show Simone brings a very special guest performing to join her on stage, as well as a very disgruntled tech who helps try to get the show back on track. No emotional twist or heartfelt confessions, all turkey twizzlers and usher's confessions....


Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Comedy

Stand-Up Nomad: Backpacking Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 19:25 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Backpackers and travelling comedians have a similar lifestyle: exploring new cultures, travelling light and relying on booze to socialise. This show brings these two groups together with globe-trotting comedians and international visitors from countries like Singapore, Estonia and South Africa. With diverse line-ups each day giving a new insight into places most of us haven't seen and observational comedy for those who have. If you have been backpacking or are currently slumming it in a hostel to see Edinburgh, this is the show for you. Previous guests have included comics working on their...


Tone Death

Tone Death

Comedy

Tone Death

Comedy

AUG 1-14 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
The City Café / Nineties

Canadian folk ballad duo “The Chesterfeels” bring their own sassy and offbeat brand of comedy to Edinburgh. They talk, sing, and talk about singing. They have songs about manhood, smoking, drinking, sex, death and how about these things are strangely anxiety-inducing and freeing, at the same time. Come see these beauties sing and maybe learn a thing or two. There are two certainties in life: death and this show… Come see us kill it....