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Starting at 10:40 in The City Café / Nineties

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'...


Starting at 11:00 in The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Childrens

Africa Weird and Wonderful

Childrens

AUG 2-11, 13-23 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Front Room

African is a fascinating place full of authentic stories and silly facts. There is music and role play. This is fun for all the family....


Starting at 11:00 in The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Gothic Room

GRUMPY PANTS - A FORK THROWING COMEDY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! A show that is designed to entertain parents alongside kids with a mix of perfectly crafted juggling routines, clowning, physical comedy and fork throwing! Yes forks!! Grumpy Pants invites the audience into an eccentric and intimate world, where everyday objects such as suitcases, glasses of water and frisbees are bought to life in experimental juggling routines. A bizarre and off beat character Grumpy Pants communicates through his expressive rubber skin, words and sounds and the fourth wall is broken from beginning to end, as ...


Starting at 11:00 in The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

The Iceberg Effect

The Iceberg Effect

Comedy

The Iceberg Effect

Comedy

AUG 15-16, 19, 22-23 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / The Wee Room

The 90s: The Spice Girls, New Labour and Titanic. A film that defined a decade and created a lifetime of lust for Leonardo DiCaprio. This summer we are bringing back the 90s spirit by talking to three unsung stars of the film. This is a ‘Where are they now?’ tale of three performers who are forever in the shadow of the iceberg. We will meet overlooked Titanic actors such as Ioan Guffudd who played the scene-stealing character of Fifth Officer Luxe, and see how he ended up spending the rest of his life at sea. As well as a Lobster whose life was saved by the Titanic sinking who tells of her...


Starting at 11:00 in The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Jack and Barney are in the Background

Jack and Barney are in the Background

Comedy

Jack and Barney are in the Background

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free
The Newsroom / The Downstairs Bar

Audience wanted! Jack and Barney need to film 30 hours’ worth of stock footage of a ‘comedy show’. The footage will hopefully be used as part of a cutaway in a Hollywood film, or shown on a telly in the background of an Australian soap. Hecklers will need to wear mics. If someone could spill a drink around the forty minute mark, that’d be great. Let’s make it realistic folks. Your hosts have done their research, and have been practicing comedy just to prepare. Jack is now one half of acclaimed double-act ‘Moon’ (‘One of best-reviewed shows of Fringe 2018’ British Comedy Guide) and has writ...


Starting at 11:05 in The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

Object of Desire

Object of Desire

Theatre

Object of Desire

Theatre

AUG 12-25 at 11:05 (60 min) - Free
The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage

"With a tripod, a clothes hanger and an overcoat, Cora Todd, an emerging Scottish performance artist creates a dark, humorous and unsettling performance that is unlike any other I've seen" M Sherin (Rose Bruford). A nostalgic view of a 1950's relationship through not so rose tinted spectacles, Object of Desire is a performance like no other. This unique, one woman show blends comedy and drama with authentic and contemporary elements that will leave you questioning issues of consent, relationships and sexism that still resonate today. Cora incorporates music, movement and puppetry to object ...


Starting at 11:15 in 32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Attention Seeker

Attention Seeker

Comedy

Attention Seeker

Comedy

AUG 19-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

The anxiety-riddled jokewriter/doormat for a famous comedian accidentally crashes into the standup spotlight and decides to stay. Armed only with paralysing fear, blind panic and jokes the comedian didn’t buy, he sets out to prove just who’s really the funny one, and the rest, as they say, is history... except history is normally written by the winners. The British-Canadian standup-storyteller invites you to experience the vicarious thrill of telling jokes on stage to tens, hundreds, even thousands of people - and then back to tens again - without the sleepless nights and crippling sel...


Starting at 11:15 in Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

Mumblebrag

Mumblebrag

Comedy

Mumblebrag

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free
Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room

Some comics would brag. They’d say prior performances were 'bizarrely coherent' ***** (Flaneur) or that they were 'delivered with conviction and creativity' (TheStateoftheArts.co.uk) or that 'the worst thing about this was the audience' **** (EdFringeReview.com), (you wouldn’t be that audience, right?). They’d want you to know that two of them recently made it to the finals of Wales' biggest stand-up competition, that they make incredible coffee, and one of them even made a statue giggle once. But we wouldn't say that. That would be bragging. We're just comedians. On stage. Doing our best....



Starting at 11:15 in The City Café / Las Vegas

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) ...


Starting at 11:15 in The Counting House / The Ballroom

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...


Starting at 11:30 in The Counting House / The Attic

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...


Starting at 11:30 in The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Childrens

Fantastic Magic Show for Kids

Childrens

AUG 1-25 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free
The Free Sisters / Maggie's Chamber

The Fantastic Magic Show is a special and unique experience for the children and their parents. It is a wonderful and memorable way of entertainment. The Fantastic Magic Show includes a lot of participation from the kids which keeps the kids active throughout the whole time and brings tones of fun and joy for everybody. Balloon animals – all the kids receive a balloon animal which they can play with and take home as token from the show. Also there will be a tutorial on how to do magic – kids love to learn how to become magicians. Children never get bored of magic especially when th...


Starting at 11:35 in The City Café / 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...