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The Counting House

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

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

This year the Counting House remains a bustling hub of the Fringe, with two performance spaces and access to the lively bar and Courtyard of the Pear Tree Below. There's more shows in the basement venue 32 Below too. The Counting House is located right in the heart of the area most associated with the Fringe, within seconds of venues in George Square and Bristo Square

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

The Attic

Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

Comedy

Al Lubel: Talks About His Name for Fifty Six Minutes and About Something Else for Four Minutes

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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I have done 5 different solo shows at Edinburgh, in 2013,2014,2015,2017 and 2018. I will be doing two different shows at the Fringe this year the first of which is called, Al Lubel talks about his name for 56 minutes and about something else for 4 minutes. The title of the show fully describes the show! ...


AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES

AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES

Spoken Word

AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES

Spoken Word

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 11-14 at 10:30 (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

AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES - TRAVEL THE WORLD IN VERSE. The Cheapest, Quickest and Funniest Round the World Trip You'll Ever Make! Having never travelled beyond Europe and having married and raised a family of 4 children, I was now alone, free and with a small inheritance and my ambition was to visit EVERY CONTINENT, Arctic and Antarctic included. As I journeyed, I wrote poems about my experiences - pithy, comical, thought-provoking, joyful. I invite you to share my travels through my verses. EXAMPLE 1: Short poem from the Arctic: Solstice Superlatives: "Longest day, shortest night,...


Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Life

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Life

Comedy

Charmian Hughes: She! Immortal Horror Queen's Guide To Life

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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‘Live! Laugh! Liquidate!’ is message 8-year-old Charmian got from Hammer Horror film ‘SHE’, starring sexy Bond Girl Ursula Andress. Today Charmian’s a grown-up stand-up, but those life tips have withstood the test of time. With Evil Life Coach Queen 'SHE' as her guide, she now shares joys of Obsession, Jealousy, and Revenge: - -Your first love won't forget you, however much they spend on therapy. - Bad girls get remembered, nice girls get dismembered. - Fame comes to those who hate. -Big bazookas are a free pass. And the most important tip of all ...… -Never Let It Go! Ever! With ...


Comedy Estonia

Comedy Estonia

Comedy

Comedy Estonia

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-28 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The best Estonian comedians are at the Fringe for the second time and they have their own show! Come and listen to an hour of Estonian stand up, performed in ENGLISH, that is relatable to all. This is dark humor and you will likely go "aww" while listening to them talk about their life in Eastern Europe. Luckily this will be followed by laughter as they have the punchlines to back it up. ...


Cordelia Butters Investigates

Cordelia Butters Investigates

Theatre

Cordelia Butters Investigates

Theatre

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-18 at 12:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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A spoof “true crime documentary*” with all the ingredients of your favourite true crime docs! A mysterious murder of a victim, pushed down the stairs and hidden in the town’s water supply. A corrupt police force planting evidence. I’m Cordelia Butters and this is my “award winning podcast**”.  (*May not be based on a true crime. **May not be a real podcast. Awards pending)   The debut solo show from ‘Crime Scene Impro’s’ Sarah Kempton. Reviews for previous productions: "Kempton shines... superb physical comedy"(The Stage) “A masterclass in acting” - Stagey Lady "Flawless, energetic, pe...


Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Comedy

Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-28 at 21:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Dan Tiernan is a gay, Mancunian, dinner lady with dyspraxia but he's also the sweetest little angel that ever lived. As seen on Rosie Jones's Disability Comedy Extravaganza (Dave) and Best Newcomer Nominee (Chortle). As heard on BBC radio Manchester. North West Break Through Act of the Year (2021)- Winner Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year (2021) - Third Place West Didsbury Comedy Festival New Comedian of the Year (2021) - Winner Beat The Frog World Series (2020) - Winner Scene Alba, The SAM Award (2021) - Winner Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year (2021) - Finalist...


Elliot Wengler: Let Wengler Be Wengler

Elliot Wengler: Let Wengler Be Wengler

Comedy

Elliot Wengler: Let Wengler Be Wengler

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 22-28 at 13:45 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

Interactive storyteller and hyperactive introspect Elliot Wengler returns to the Fringe. Imagine if you decided one day that you wanted to just be yourself from now on. Amazing, right? Unfortunately, this led Wengler to a full on identity crisis and he's been trying to occupy so many identities since. Now, he's going to work out what it means to be yourself, to find your feet, to become confident and to become Elliot Wengler. Mostly a stand up show, but part workshop and if all goes to plan, VERY moving! Let's do it! Let Wengler Be Wengler! ...


God Damn Fancy Man

God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-12 at 16:30 (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

Joyful, daring & undeniably sharp, God Damn Fancy Man is the hotly anticipated latest show 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 it's way into your psyche & leave you delighted. 'Nokise is a joy to have on stage' ***** Scotsman 'Packed full of paternal wisdom and wit' **** Fest Mag ...


Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Comedy

Katie Mitchell: She Festers

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 19-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Fantasy, escapism, stand-up comedy. She Festers is an increasingly unhinged whirlwind of characters, storytelling, and actual good n proper jokes, like what they had in the olde days. It's silly, it's heartfelt, it's got Vlad the Impaler in it. It's a heck of a show that you won't wanna miss. Katie Mitchell was runner-up Rising Star at the 2019 Midlands Comedy Awards and has supported Andrew O'Neill on tour. “A bottomless well of whimsy, with immaculately crafted jokes, and a delivery that could sell the weirdest jokes to the rowdiest audiences." - Blizzard Comedy ...


Kevin Shepherd: Exploding Biscuits (Work in Progress)

Kevin Shepherd: Exploding Biscuits (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Kevin Shepherd: Exploding Biscuits (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 13-28 at 16:30 (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

Kevin moved from his native town of Bognor Regis with a burning ambition to become a successful stand up comic and instantly gained critical recognition, being a finalist in both the Laughing Horse New act of the Year and Krater New Act of the Year competitions. Hailed as one of the funniest and nicest blokes you could meet, Kevin has created a brand new show and he's bringing a brand new show to the fringe and you can watch it for FREE! Kevin has been honing his skills at the fringe since his debut show "Comics Die in Hot Cars" (2006), he further developed his writing style with three more...


Late Show Great Show

Late Show Great Show

Comedy

Late Show Great Show

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-28 at 00:00 (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

The night is young and three of the best stand-up comedians from Australia 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 comedians 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....


Mary Flanigan: Pick Your Own Escapade!

Mary Flanigan: Pick Your Own Escapade!

Comedy

Mary Flanigan: Pick Your Own Escapade!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 15-21 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Take control of your destiny with an interactive Choose Your Own Adventure comedy Show! As seen on Mark Watson's Watsonathon... Mary Flanigan (Radio 4, BBC Iplayer, Birmingham Breaking Talent Award 2019 Commended) guides you through a weird and wonderful story, via jokes, sock puppets, and very bad accents. She lays out the choices but YOU decide what happens. You could be a witch trying to finalise her tax returns, a ghost trying to solve its own murder or an orc searching for love. The possibilities are endless! But the show will be done in an hour. There are no limits to where your imag...


Peter E Davidson – Sleepyhead

Peter E Davidson – Sleepyhead

Comedy

Peter E Davidson – Sleepyhead

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-14 at 13:30 (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

Top Derry comic Peter E Davidson (as heard on BBC’s The Blame Game, Live at The Sunflower) is back with his fourth solo Fringe run. Peter E Davidson is an above average human being! In that humans are only supposed to sleep for an average of one third of their life… and he really has gone above and beyond the call of duty. In this hilarious new show Pete will look at all things sleep related… from nap times to snoring, the worst times to drift off, insomnia, sleep deprivation, dream theory and just how many buckets of coffee we need to function as a normal human being. So if you’ve...


Sam See: Government-Approved Sex

Sam See: Government-Approved Sex

Comedy

Sam See: Government-Approved Sex

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 4-28 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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"★★★★ There’s real steel in his comedic bones" - BROADWAY BABY | During the pandemic, the conservative Singapore government messed up and got a gay comic to run a series of sex & love panels in the National Library. Sam See (Comedy Central, MTV) returns to the Fringe to share what he's learnt, in the politest show about sex that you can find. BDSM, men vs women, even stats & facts, don't worry, it's all government approved. ...


The Ballroom

Apradhini - Women without Men

Apradhini - Women without Men

Theatre

Apradhini - Women without Men

Theatre

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 22-28 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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'Apradhini': is a narration of five stories from 'Apradhini: Women Without Men', written by 'Shivani' Gaura Pant (translated into English by Ira Pande). The stories are real-life experiences of the author with women who have been imprisoned and given life sentences for crimes that include murder, dacoity and armed robbery. As an invitee to one of the prisons on the occasion of Holi, she journals the tales of the women she meets. The five stories are of: Chanuli, a pahari girl imprisoned for killing an upper caste Hindu woman of her village. What the judge did not notice during the case’s tr...


CeilidhKids at the Fringe

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-17, 19-24, 26-28 at 10:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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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 ...


Christian Schulte-Loh: Comeback of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Christian Schulte-Loh: Comeback of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Comedy

Christian Schulte-Loh: Comeback of the 50 Foot German Comedian

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 17:30 (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

'German, but funny.' DER SPIEGEL 'One of the most subversive acts ever.' THE SPECTATOR The Fringe favourite returns. Christian Schulte-Loh is a regular on German TV and in all major British comedy clubs. He has gigged in more than 30 countries and has been called 'a funny German - the only one!' (Kkunst). 'Has the hilarity factor' ★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe) 'A funny, highly skilled comedian' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks) 'One of the most subversive acts ever!' (Spectator) www.germancomedian.com ...


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-20 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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YOU'VE SEEN FOOTBALL... YOU'VE SEEN TENNIS... BUT HAVE YOU SEEN COMEDY AS A SPORT? Don't miss the Festival's funniest fixture as two teams battle it out for your laughs with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs inspired by your suggestions. There's a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match - it's a family friendly show after all - with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. Who wins? You decide! Now in its 15th year at the Fringe, ComedySportz is the all action, all improvised competitive comedy show for all ages you won't want to miss! “...A non-stop stream of gags,...


From Ukraine with Laughs

From Ukraine with Laughs

Comedy

From Ukraine with Laughs

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 17 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The best comedy comes from tragedy. Being from Ukraine was already tragic enough… and then the war started. This exclusive standup comedy show features the best comedians Ukraine has to offer: Volodymyr Zelensky, Dima Watermelon (yes, it's his real name) and Pavlo Voytovych (writer at Comedy Central). Zelensky was unfortunately busy with some stuff but Dima and Pavlo will make up for that. They are both Ukrainians currently living in Germany. But don’t worry, they haven’t lived there long enough to lose their sense of humour. All donations will go to volunteer organizations in Ukraine....


Hyenas!

Hyenas!

Theatre

Hyenas!

Theatre

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 21-28 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Hyenas! won Pick of the Fringe at Edinburgh Fringe 2021 and is a dark comedy jaw dropper. Written and performed by Olivia Nicholson and produced by award-winning Sugar Butties, Hyenas! take the audience on a tequila-fuelled, anxiety inducing cocaine catfight. Everybody knows the bride is making the biggest mistake of her life but her "friends" are too sh*t-faced to care. Let's face it, they're only here for the likes on Instagram. Hyenas! focuses on themes of domestic abuse, loneliness and the pressures of social media on women today. ***** (MixUpTheatre.com). ***** (NorthWestEnd.co.uk)....


Ian Stone: Righter of Wrongs

Ian Stone: Righter of Wrongs

Comedy

Ian Stone: Righter of Wrongs

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 16:00 (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

So many wrongs, so little time. 'Seriously funny' (Guardian). 'Ultimately, it’s the sheer quantity of funny material that impresses' (List). 'One of the top ten comedians in Britain' (Independent)....


Jarred and Hobbit: The Big Beatbox Comedy Mess Around Gameshow Show!

Jarred and Hobbit: The Big Beatbox Comedy Mess Around Gameshow Show!

Comedy

Jarred and Hobbit: The Big Beatbox Comedy Mess Around Gameshow Show!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A delightful mess of a show combining the electrifying skills of award-winning comedian Jarred Christmas and the vocal genius of world beatboxing champion Hobbit. Comedy, beatboxing and classic audience interaction featuring ‘The Wheel of Limited Fortune’, ‘Hobbit’s Mystery Music Round’, songs about pancakes and a whole heap of messing around. Genuine prizes to be won and genuine laughs to be had. There is no other show like this; brace yourself for controlled chaos at it’s hilarious best! ...


Luke Oseland: Drunk Magic

Luke Oseland: Drunk Magic

Cabaret

Luke Oseland: Drunk Magic

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-25, 27-28 at 23:30 (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

This is the pre-drinks magic show. Join Luke in his debut one-man show as he performs incredible feats and magic that will leave you wondering ‘why?’ as well as ‘how?’ Prepare to be under the influence by Luke’s charm, magic, and drinks (from the bar). “Luke never ceases to amaze me” - Dynamo...


Peter Fleming's Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC

Peter Fleming's Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC

Comedy

Peter Fleming's Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 22 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Mark the BBC's centenary in style with the befuddled children's TV pioneer. Peter re-enacts classic clips from the archive, sets the record crooked and reveals shocking truths about Blue Peter, which we can't put down in writing or we'll get sued. Warped telly nostalgia from award-winning character comedian Tom Burgess (as seen on BBC Two and heard on Radio 4 Extra). 'A daft, well-observed show' - Sunday Times 'Wonderfully silly and fast-paced' - Chortle 'Like a lost Fast Show character' – Beyond the Joke Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! - Finalist 2020 **** Stewart Lee, My ...


Phil Kay: Quantity Street

Phil Kay: Quantity Street

Cabaret

Phil Kay: Quantity Street

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 18-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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This is it... Phil Kay 10pm... Oh you know that? Right, Join Phil for all the good shit... Total killa, nae filla: Stories... revelation... and songs. 'When he's on form, there's no one like him' (Scotsman). 'An enthralling, edge-of-the-seat high wire act, when he delivers, the laughs are all the louder.' (Guardian), 'Emotionally charged and visceral storytelling from a true Fringe Legend' (Herald)....


Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch (Work In Progress)

Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch (Work In Progress)

Comedy

Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch (Work In Progress)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 16-28 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Robin Morgan (as seen on 'Mock The Week') tries out an hour of new jokes and stories. Writer for 'The Mash Report', '8 Out of 10 Cats' and 'Have I Got News For You'. Tour Support for Ellie Taylor, Rachel Parris and Iain Stirling. Warm-up for 'The Graham Norton Show'. "Bloody funny. He must surely be on the verge of nationwide fame." (Chortle) **** Sunday Times ...


Stand-Up Philosophy - Free!

Stand-Up Philosophy - Free!

Comedy

Stand-Up Philosophy - Free!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Stand-up Philosophy is like Stand-up Comedy - except it’s philosophical! The Fringe’s smartest comedians join top academic philosophers to discuss the big philosophical problems, with a different line-up and theme every day. Come along if you’re curious! ...


The Best (and Worst) of The Dirty Tattooed Circus

The Best (and Worst) of The Dirty Tattooed Circus

Comedy

The Best (and Worst) of The Dirty Tattooed Circus

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-17 at 22:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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DIRTY TATTOOED CIRCUS Cirque du Soleil meets Motorhead After great success touring internationally, Dirty Tattooed Circus bring their unique brand of comedy and circus on their first tour of the UK and Ireland. DTC are Martin Mor and Logy Logan. Two dangerous Irishmen, doing dangerous things for a laugh. Hilarious comedy is combined with world class circus skills to produce a show that will leave you breathless. DTC were a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Adelaide Fringe, and FringeWorld in Western Australia. This is a rock and roll, comedy circus show and is suitable for adults o...


The Circus SONAS Family Show

The Circus SONAS Family Show

Childrens

The Circus SONAS Family Show

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-21 at 11:30 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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THE CIRCUS SONAS FAMILY SHOW Northern Irish jugglers Martin and Logy return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their family friendly show. 
There will be shouting, cheering, and lots, and lots of laughing. 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 show 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...


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

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

Comedy

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

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 26 at 23:30 (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

The annual charity variety show filled with bizarre acts and very alternative comedy, including the presentation of three Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards....


The Late Late Irish Show

The Late Late Irish Show

Comedy

The Late Late Irish Show

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-25, 27-28 at 00:50 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The Late Late Irish Show is a compilation show featuring Ireland's best comedians. The line ups are curated by the team behind Dublin's Craic Den Comedy Club. Watch three top acts every night! Every show will have a new line up from accross the pond. Hosted by Eddie Mullarkey and Aideen McQueen....


Tom Houghton: WIP

Tom Houghton: WIP

Comedy

Tom Houghton: WIP

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 4-15 at 20:30 (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

Tom Houghton has had quite the year. His social media has taken off, with multiple viral videos, gaining over a quarter of a million followers and making headlines in The Sun, The Times, Sky news, Lab bible and even internationally in China, Taiwan,Australia and America. The World can’t get enough of the comedian who lives in the Tower of London. This success resulted in him becoming the stand out start of Netflix “The Circle”, the 3rdbiggest reality TV show on the platform. Hot off the back of supporting Milton Jones on tour and then completing his own first national sell out tour, Tom now b...


The Loft

Ashley Haden: On The Outside Pissing In

Ashley Haden: On The Outside Pissing In

Comedy

Ashley Haden: On The Outside Pissing In

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 19:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Ashley Haden is back with his 5th show "On The Outside Pissing In" looking at everything from discrimination to mental health to politics. It may be dark, it may be uncomfortable, doesn't mean it isn't funny. With a growing reputation as an honest, fearless comedian willing to tackle subjects with fresh eyes and cutting wit, Ashley Haden’s comedy is not for the faint of heart. Politically pointed and with killer punchlines, this self professed “Genocidal Liberal” creates his stand up shows as havens against the growing stupidity of a selfish world....


BeComedy UK presents: NO LIMITS

BeComedy UK presents: NO LIMITS

Comedy

BeComedy UK presents: NO LIMITS

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 22:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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NO LIMITS: An irreverent, anti-PC comedy show where comedians push boundaries, slice and dice edgy topics and are not afraid of taking the risk. If you get easily offended, DO NOT COME TO THIS....


Broken Record

Broken Record

Comedy

Broken Record

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-14 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Daniel Willis attempts to show his audience and his digital therapist that his life is absolutely, definitely fine, with a solo hour of quick, quirky comedy sketches. In a cash-strapped, tech-focused NHS, digital therapists are all the rage. Locked in a bare room with just the therapist’s soothing voice, Daniel is encouraged to delve into his past embarrassing encounters and revealing dreams. As the show goes on the lines between fiction and reality become more blurred as Daniel attempts to prove that his life is back on track. (Semi-Finalist – Max Turner Award 2020) (Quarter-Finalist...


Character Building Experience

Character Building Experience

Comedy

Character Building Experience

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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You enter a tavern. You see a group of comedian questers. What do you do? A Dungeons-and-Dragons-style, comedy, interactive roleplaying game show, suitable for the experts, the novices and the uninitiated but curious. No two quests are alike; a unique mini-adventure with improvised music, songs and questionable choices. Roll the dice on this comedy gameshow. "plenty of laughs and nerd camaraderie"- Broadway World ★★★★ “endlessly pleasing, voraciously funny hour of unpredictable nonsense” The Indiependent ★★★★ ...


Diane Spencer Slid off the Turkey

Diane Spencer Slid off the Turkey

Comedy

Diane Spencer Slid off the Turkey

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-28 at 21:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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"Expertly written set. with consistent loud laughs" Notts Comedy Review Diane's 9th stand-up show exploring themes of deficiency, such as the inappropriate board game her Mother has made, having anaemia when you're ginger and married sexual mishaps. A witty, saucy and mischievous performer you can watch Diane's critically acclaimed previous shows for free on her YouTube channel. Outrageous, refreshingly honest, Diane fills her shows with delirious moments of happiness, revelations and twists all delivered with a charming openness unlike any other comedian working today. ***** "Not to be ...


Icebreaker – Pale Males

Icebreaker – Pale Males

Comedy

Icebreaker – Pale Males

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-28 at 10:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Icebreaker presents Dundee finest comics (not including those actually from Dundee) featuring Luis Alcada, Andy Bullick, and Scott Redmond. Portuguese, Northern Irish and Romani comedians who settled in Dundee - Scotland’s Funniest City - and run its most beloved comedy night. Come and see their unique perspective on life in Tayside or just jokes about geese, who knows? Forget jute, jam and journalism, Dundee’s three Js stand for jokes jokes and jokes. “Superb” - Evening Telegraph “Part way between cheesy dad jokes and inspired word play” - Chortle As seen on BBC Social ***SOLD OUT SHO...


Jacob Hatton: Relax! (Exclamation Mark)

Jacob Hatton: Relax! (Exclamation Mark)

Comedy

Jacob Hatton: Relax! (Exclamation Mark)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Take a chill pill! Stay calm! Relax! I know, the exclamation marks aren't helping! Over the last two years, Jacob somehow predicted the pandemic in his 2019 show, got hitched and watched the world crumble. This is his guide to relaxation whilst everything falls apart. A silly, sharp and uplifting comedy hour that mixes spiky stand-up, soundscapes and guided meditation from a profoundly unrelaxed man. 'Attuned to the human psyche' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Endorphin-milking titterfest' **** (MumbleComedy.net). 'Very Silly' (ThreeWeeks). 'Very funny' (John Kearns). As heard on BBC Radio 4....


LOL?

LOL?

Comedy

LOL?

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-28 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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LOL? not sure what you can laugh at these days? Me neither, but let's be brave, shall we. LOL? is the culmination of over 10 years of material, rubbed and polished into reality and premiering at this year's Fringe. This is a show of my greatest hits, the best of the best. With plenty of old gold and with a nod to the past two years, it will play for laughs, entertainment, and above all else be really funny. ...


Magnum Opus, Lembit Opik

Magnum Opus, Lembit Opik

Comedy

Magnum Opus, Lembit Opik

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 22-28 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Reading University alumni reunite for the show of their lives. See alternative, deadpan, irreverent, and occasionally hilarious stand-up from comedians Matt Winterbotham, Bob Thomas, Ed Smith, and Lewis King. They’ll be harping back, looking forward, and staying present. So very, very present. Featuring comedians as seen on Comedy Central Live, BBC Radio Berkshire, and the Reading Digital Fringe 2020. ...


Sameer Katz: Agnostic Economist

Sameer Katz: Agnostic Economist

Comedy

Sameer Katz: Agnostic Economist

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-28 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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After a sell out 2021, Sameer Katz brings his sixth show to the Edinburgh Fringe! A Cambridge PhD dropout, Sameer pokes fun at himself, economics and the world at large. A comedy veteran, Sameer has performed across the UK, America and the world. Sameer had two jokes on last year's top ten jokes list. "A laugh-packed way to spend an hour" (The Scotsman). "A Seinfeld-Lite line in relatable observational comedy" (Chortle). **** (Deadline News). ...


Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Comedy

Stand Up, Weather Girl!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 15-21 at 18:15 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sam Fraser has been a stand-by BBC local weather presenter since 2012. It's been a steep learning curve. Flattered by online comments about her bottom she wonders, can you be a full time feminist and a part time weather girl? Sam returns to the Free Fringe with her popular show, soon to be the subject of a new book. Join her as she forecasts storms of delight and gales of laughter! ...


The Heckling hour!

The Heckling hour!

Comedy

The Heckling hour!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-28 at 00:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Every night without fail they raise! When the clock strikes a quarter past midnight. A comedians worst nightmare...The late night audience members at the counting house (the loft) come to heckle the comedians do death, and see if they can rise again!...


The Lounge

60 Minutes About Scotland with Vladimir McTavish & Friends

60 Minutes About Scotland with Vladimir McTavish & Friends

Comedy

60 Minutes About Scotland with Vladimir McTavish & Friends

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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"One of the finest acts on the Scottish comedy circuit" (Guardian) takes a wry and comical look at his homeland, in the company of some chums from the Scottish stand-up scene. Guests change daily. "Nothing short of superb" The Scotsman ...


Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

Accordion Ryan's Pop Bangers

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 22:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Covering artists from all across the pop music spectrum, Accordion Ryan will sing and play your favorite bangers in a way you've never heard them before! Having played in venues and on the streets all over Europe and North America, he has performed for countless audiences, and now is bringing his talents to the Edinburgh Fringe. The perfect blend of music and comedy, this show is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Join in and feel free to sing along during this night of music, laughter, and overall fun!...


Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work in Progress)

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Anna Morris: Kid-Life Crisis (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-21 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning character comedian Anna Morris (Channel 4's Lee and Dean, BBC's Outnumbered, The First Team, Count Arthur Strong) brings her BBC Radio 4 special to life in this debut stand-up show. For the first time in her career, Morris steps out of her much-loved characters and reveals a side we've never seen. Kid-Life Crisis is an honest, funny and uplifting show about turning 40, eligible bitchelors, biological clocks and embracing 'otherhood. Reviews for previous shows: 'The most original actress/comedian since Victoria Wood' (Daily Express) 'Beautifully crafted' (Independent) 'Dar...


Best In Class

Best In Class

Comedy

Best In Class

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-28 at 20:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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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,...


Comedy Boxing

Comedy Boxing

Comedy

Comedy Boxing

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 14-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 17:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Back by popular demand Comedy Boxing triumphantly returns to Edinburgh with all-new comedic competitors! Comedians will compete over four hilarious rounds of stand-up, improvisation, heckling and even Boxing. With four years of sold-out shows in the UK and internationally. Come see one of the most exciting comedy shows at the festival. ”Comedic brilliance” ★★★★★½ The Australian Times ”Electrifying and hysterical” Perth Press ”Downright funny” ★★★★ The Music...


Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

Comedy

Comedy Queers

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-28 at 23:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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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). The cult classic 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. ...


Daniel Muggleton: Oh, More Mr. White Guy?

Daniel Muggleton: Oh, More Mr. White Guy?

Comedy

Daniel Muggleton: Oh, More Mr. White Guy?

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-28 at 19:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Daniel Muggleton is an Australian stand-up comedian wearing a tracksuit. His debut special ‘Let’s Never Hang Out’ aired multiple times on ABC Comedy in Australia, and is now streaming on Prime Video. His debut album ‘Let Me Finish’ is streaming on Apple Music, Spotify & SiriusXM distributed by Grammy Award-Winning production company Comedy Dynamics. His solo shows are sell-out hits at comedy festivals around the world, and have received critical acclaim with multiple 5 & 4 star reviews. His 2019 show ‘Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy (But I Reckon it’s easier for Straight, White Men?)’ being selected as ...


David Sheeran: Carpe Your Diem!

David Sheeran: Carpe Your Diem!

Comedy

David Sheeran: Carpe Your Diem!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 10:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Under Covid, every day is like Groundhog Day... and like Fast and Furious 9! And like Avengers: Infinity War. And like No Time To Die. Take a fresh look at the pandemic with reference to a long list of Hollywood box-office hits. And Loki....


Don’t Take That Tune With Me!

Don’t Take That Tune With Me!

Comedy

Don’t Take That Tune With Me!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-7, 9-13, 15-21, 23-28 at 01:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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International comedian LongHu has brought laughter to Beijing for years and is now bringing it to you. He is donning his heels and delivering a dose of comedy at ya. BOSCH!! Join Longhu as he tells stories from his life and his linguistic journey. Don’t take that tune with me has trains, planes and stripper heels Find out how Language learning sucks but sometimes helps, how to deal with annoying kids, and how a dildo can get you in trouble on a train. ...


EdFringe Podcast (LIVE)

EdFringe Podcast (LIVE)

Comedy

EdFringe Podcast (LIVE)

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 17-28 at 11:45 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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The EdFringe Podcast (Previous guests Isy Suttie, Arthur Smith, Joe WIlkinson, Tony Law, Simon Munnery Kate Copstick and many more) bring a live-version. Interview the great and good on their Edinburgh fringe experience and experiences. ...


Out of Order! The Quiz With Just One Question

Out of Order! The Quiz With Just One Question

Chat Shows

Out of Order! The Quiz With Just One Question

Chat Shows

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 22-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A free festival first - a real gameshow where members of the audience come on stage and compete to win real prizes. The game is simple: just put three things in order. Two comedian 'experts' will be able to advise, plus the audience will be able to help you along....


TA DA - The Ramblings Of A Magician

TA DA - The Ramblings Of A Magician

Cabaret

TA DA - The Ramblings Of A Magician

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-13 at 17:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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For years he has stood on streets to entertain passers-by. Now, he is appearing on stage to give us his unique take on the life of a comedy magician. In the short time it’s been showing TA DA: THE RAMBLINGS OF A MAGICIAN is already the recipient of the weekly Adelaide Fringe 2022 award for “BEST MAGIC” and overall award for "One to Watch". An existential show about one magician’s relationship with his magic, told through stand-up comedy, quirky tricks and original illusions, the show explores how an artist falls in and out of love for their craft. Sam brings you a show that will leave...


This is Not a Subject for Comedy

This is Not a Subject for Comedy

Comedy

This is Not a Subject for Comedy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Following last year's sell-out run, the return of this extraordinarily original and marvelously funny comedy about Israel, Palestine and the Jews. **** (The Guardian). They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it! ...


Transhumance

Transhumance

Cabaret

Transhumance

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 4-16 at 11:45 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

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Winner of a Best Weekly Award for Circus and Physical Theatre at Adelaide Fringe 2020, Transhumance takes a surreal journey across the landscape of gender. Award-winning clown Ania Upstill playfully explores what it means to be a trans human. Previous reviews of Transhumance: "“Transhumance manages to be both a deeply personal story of self-identification and a universal experience of gender paradigms.” — Theatre Scenes Auckland "This is a gentle piece of theatre that tackles some big, timely issues." Brett Adams, TheatreView "Gender has previously been defined in binary term...