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Free Festival Shows

Have a look through our selection of shows... we are sure to have something you'll want to see in Edinburgh this August - from children's shows to cabaret; standup comedy to tragic drama. There's something for everyone at the Free Festival!


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About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 6-7, 9-10, 13-14, 16-17, 20-21, 23-24 at 09:45 (270 min) - Paid & Ticketed

Learn the skills and art of performing stand-up comedy on this two-day intensive comedy course. Including: joke-writing skills, generating material, comedy deconstruction, finding material, lively interactive performance practice sessions, history of comedy, technical skills, industry tips. Plus a graduation show performance in a Fringe show. Our tutors are professional comedians, comedy writers and experienced teachers. The courses run over two days, with two 4.5-hour sessions on each day, followed by the graduation show. 'This course has to be one of the best on offer. Highly recomme...


10:00

Irish Comedy Showcase

Irish Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Irish Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 10:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The best Irish comedians performing their own shows at the Fringe will be performing their best short club sets. A few morning belly laughs will set you up lovely for the day. Kid-friendly stuff, so bring them along!! ...


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 ...


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 Belfast....


50 Ways to Leave your Employer

50 Ways to Leave your Employer

Comedy

50 Ways to Leave your Employer

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 13-28 at 10:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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2021 was the year of the Great Resignation, or as we call it the Great Escape. Join hilarious Brits abroad Jess Bauldry and Sharon VS to hear how they dug their escape tunnels out of the workplace and musings on the meaning of work. There’s also a ukulele. Good luck! This is stand-up for grown-ups that shows that "adult themes" doesnt have to mean dick jokes. Our show re-examines the workplace through the female gaze. It is hilarious, educational and cathartic. ...


Performers Mental Health Training Sessions

Performers Mental Health Training Sessions

Events and Tours

Performers Mental Health Training Sessions

Events and Tours

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 8, 15, 22 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

Are you struggling to cope with the Fringe? Over-whelmed by producing a show? If you have any anxiety or concern then these sessions are for you, along with anyone looking for help or an understanding of mental health. These are specially tailored mental health training sessions for performers, delivered by the multi-award winning National charity 'Chasing The Stigma'. This short informative free session helps provide understanding of mental health, mental illness and what to do if you or somebody else needs help and support. ...


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,...


John Aggasild: Welcome Back

John Aggasild: Welcome Back

Comedy

John Aggasild: Welcome Back

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 10:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

A ROMANTIC (STAND UP) COMEDY (SHOW). Join plainclothes alternative comedian, John, as he describes falling in love whilst questioning his sexuality in his trademark style of emotionally intelligent stand up. If you have ever had feelings for, or sex with someone… or perhaps you're thinking about giving it a try - this show is for you. Co-host of short lived, cult comedy show VISION BOARD alongside Gemma Flynn - John is one of the best kept secrets of Scottish comedy (in the unproblematic sense) and is bound to be a future favourite of comedy nerds. In recent years he has become a fam...



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...


Pundemic

Pundemic

Comedy

Pundemic

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-28 at 10:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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From running an online pun show gaining hundreds of thousands of views to the culmination of an appearance on Britain's Got Talent, a lot has happened over the last 2 years for this prolific pun producing comedian from Glasgow. Join him as he presents the best of his puns as written all through this Pundemic. UK Pun Championship finalist ( 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022 ) ChampiPUNship runner-up 2019 UK Pun Off Puntest of Champions runner up 2021. ‘ Corny ‘ David Walliams ‘ Scotland’s Prince of Puns ‘ Johnny Beattie ‘ Likeable and a funny guy ‘ Alesha Dixon ...


11:00

Rope-A-Dope

Rope-A-Dope

Comedy

Rope-A-Dope

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 21-28 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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ROPE-A-DOPE By TERRY O’NEILL “Boxing has become America’s tragic theatre.” - Joyce Carol Oates “A good boxer is an artist. ...Boxing is existential.” - Norman Mailer "I think he took too many punches to the head." - Neil McCormack IN ASSOCIATION WITH IRELANDS NATIONAL THEATRE- THE ABBEY, WE BRING YOU THIS HIGHLY ORIGINAL, CROSS-GENRE PERFORMANCE PIECE - DRAWING UPON STAND-UP COMEDY, THEATRE & MUSIC ... EXPLORING ONE MAN’S JOURNEY INTO THE ART, BEAUTY AND VIOLENCE OF THE BOXING RING. TERRY O’NEILL is a rare performer - a consummate actor and stand-up c...


Sketch Up!

Sketch Up!

Comedy

Sketch Up!

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 5-15, 17-20 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A smorgasbord of radio sketches, performed live. Witty, intelligent and irreverent, we take a sideways glance at modern living. If you like John Finnemore, you’ll love “Sketch Up!” As heard on BBC Upload. **** “A delight...with bite!” The Phoenix Remix.***** "Deliciously witty. Rachel E. Thorn is a brilliant writer." Alistair McGowan. Written and presented by Rachel E. Thorn. Rachel’s sketch comedy has been performed by top impressionists including Alistair McGowan, Rory Bremner and Josh Berry. She has written for the BBC’s Dead Ringers, Newsjack and Breaking The News. Her acting work inc...


Patience : Zero

Patience : Zero

Theatre

Patience : Zero

Theatre

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 4-17, 19-28 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Dan’s always wanted to be a father. But now he and his wife are going through IVF, he starts to ask the question – is he good enough? But in a year with a serious accident, an NHS induced bad K trip, a letter warning of impending death and, oh, aliens, he begins to wonder, is the universe telling him no? It’s a comedy. Somewhere between stand-up and theatre, this show explores how far you will go for family. 'Deploys winning turns of phrase [and] creates a warm cocoon of empathy' Chortle "Leaves you feeling there’s a little more magic in the world" Fringe Guru "Suspenseful, comical...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-21 at 11:00 (30 min) - Pay What You Can

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Mums and dads who are dying to get their new humans out to the Fringe, this is the show for you! Inspired by a new mum, Kat Placing has devised a show for babbling babies and tireless toddlers! It's a sensory display of colour, sound, light and movement to spark joy and ignite wonder. Created to delight audiences 5m to 3 years. Sold out Adelaide Fringe 2020/2021/2022 ***** "Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd -KidsinAdelaide ***** "It’s a lovely bite-size instalment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon snooze" Adelaide Advertiser. ...


Grumpy Pants

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

Grumpy Pants

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 11-28 at 11:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Grumpy Pants is a children’s 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, asthe audience, both children an...


The Discount Comedy Checkout : Improvised Family Show

The Discount Comedy Checkout : Improvised Family Show

Childrens

The Discount Comedy Checkout : Improvised Family Show

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-10 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Nominated for 'Best Kids Show' at this years Leicester Comedy Festival 2022. Children's ideas, suggestions & stories brought to life before your very eyes by talented comedy improvisers Chris Lumb, Nat Smeaton, and Phil Allan-Smith. A big hit with festivals & schools up and down the country, all the stories and ideas the kids (and adults) come up with will be created with a little help from the audience. The children are the real stars of the show as they are encouraged to take to the stage and join in the storytelling....



Boy- Looking For Friends

Boy- Looking For Friends

Theatre

Boy- Looking For Friends

Theatre

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-28 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

"Boy Looking For Friends" A family friendly theatrical solo clown show. Full of simple, touching poetry of great depth. Built on the smallest mask in the world – the red nose! Boy dreams of becoming his pirate idol Jack Sparrow. Together with the bear Paddington, the crocodile Crock, he sets out on a floating suitcase on an adventurous journey through his deepest fears, overcoming a real and metaphorical ocean of loneliness. Show is a journey to a place beyond time and space, where everything becomes alive and real - including a plush toy, a floating suitcase and a broom that turns ...


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

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

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-f...


Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Comedy

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-14 at 11:30 (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

Singer/Songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher, Miss Angela Bra, invites you to share in her words of wisdom as an international online super sensation in the making. Essex through and through, Angela is 32 and has been for many years. Living with her cats Pinot and Grigio, she styles herself as a the authentic voice of real people, tackling such heady subjects as minimalist cooking (good), dating (bad) and local board game groups (could go either way.) Linking these, and their effectiveness in establishing her as a global mega-brand, she shares ...


Daylight

Daylight

Theatre

Daylight

Theatre

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 15-28 at 11:30 (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

In a steel-lined basement on a near-future Thursday morning, Conor and Julia are waiting for the world to end. Julia has spent her life plagued by visions of darkness, and today is the day when, according to one of her dreams, Britain will be wiped out by a nuclear strike. No one but Conor has ever believed her. They have prepared to spend years underground together, waiting for the radiation to clear and dreaming of the world they will rebuild when they emerge. But as the moment of truth draws nearer doubts begin to creep into the airless room with them. Can they trust each other and them...


Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Comedy

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 15, 18-19, 22, 25-28 at 11:30 (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

Singer/Songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher, Miss Angela Bra, invites you to share in her words of wisdom as an international online super sensation in the making. Essex through and through, Angela is 32 and has been for many years. Living with her cats Pinot and Grigio, she styles herself as a the authentic voice of real people, tackling such heady subjects as minimalist cooking (good), dating (bad) and local board game groups (could go either way.) Linking these, and their effectiveness in establishing her as a global mega-brand, she shares ...


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...


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...


Science Magic

Science Magic

Childrens

Science Magic

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-28 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The fun, family, science comedy show is back! Learn all about science and laugh your pants off while you do. Strongly recommended to book a ticket to secure a seat. The shows will sell out fast. ...



A Boxing, Crossdressing, Commando Show.

A Boxing, Crossdressing, Commando Show.

Comedy

A Boxing, Crossdressing, Commando Show.

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 19-28 at 11:35 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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An hour of stand-up comedy from three up-and-coming comics - no one asked for this combination of themes but be prepared for a lot of different perspectives! Featuring: Alex Egan, George Everitt & Josh Reynolds. 3 mates who met at an open mic comedy night and begun their journey of standup & lonely takeaways post gig, take their journey to the next level to the Edinburgh Fringe. Josh Reynolds, a crossdresser who came out of the closet to do standup, but in February 2020 so was very soon back in the closet again. Theres more going on in his life than the plot of inception but watch as he d...


Gary G Knightley: The Not Nightly Show

Gary G Knightley: The Not Nightly Show

Comedy

Gary G Knightley: The Not Nightly Show

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-18 at 11:35 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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Do you like quizzes? Do you enjoy comedy? Then this is the show for you! Join Twat out of Hell star, Gary G Knightley ("Funny and near the knuckle" - North East Theatre Guide), in his House of Games as he delves behind the curtain of the cut-throat world of competitive quizzing. Join this wannabe Egghead as he teaches you the Lingo, and Countdowns the best way to Chase the elusive Winning Combination before you reach your Tipping Point. Follow his efforts to improve and Master Mind, body and soul as he does his best to Only Connect, with you his audience. Join him now before he decides that th...


Diary of an Australian Outback Woman

Diary of an Australian Outback Woman

Spoken Word

Diary of an Australian Outback Woman

Spoken Word

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 20-28 at 11:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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DIARY OF AN AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK WOMAN" Meet Australian Outback 1940's restaurant owner Sheila and journey through her life with stories, song, bush verse, photographs and mouth watering recipes. Sheila was an Australian town girl who married an outback Australian farmer in the early 1940's. After 40 yrs of cooking for shearers, coping with the harsh outback heat, flies, droughts and floods, Sheila, at the age of 60yrs, opened a successful homestead restaurant. Sheila's dessert trolley, laden with pavlova, creme caramel, mocha chocolate roll, mulberry pie, bowls of chocolate mousse an...


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. ...


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...


Bex's Chainsaw Moussaka

Bex's Chainsaw Moussaka

Comedy

Bex's Chainsaw Moussaka

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 20-28 at 11:55 (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

There’ll be no storytelling, no deep meaning about relationships, no moral messages near the end... but there might just be quick-fire jokes, dark wordplay, oddball characters, off-the-wall impressions and - if you’re lucky - some meaty layers between those aubergines. 2018 Pebble Trust Award-winner Bex is back in force with her high-energy work in progress stand-up comedy show full of lots of weird stuff you weren’t expecting: guaranteed! Come with her on an unexpected whimsical journey as she tries to embrace her neurodiverse side. Her show explores how it affected her growing up, how it ...


Pam Ford: 24 and Counting!

Pam Ford: 24 and Counting!

Comedy

Pam Ford: 24 and Counting!

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-19 at 11:55 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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Pam Ford is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival, and this years show is an up date of how she has used her 'transferrable skills' as the job centre puts its, so that she can continue to perform her stand up comedy at night and work in a Care home during the day, Pam creates stimulating and entertaining activity session for our older generation, a tough crowd at times. But along the way she has met some very interesting characters, not so sweet little old ladies and gentlemen after all. Pam's 'oldies' love her but the management aren't too sure about her? 24 and counting, is it 24 hours, days ...


12:00

Guerilla Autistics - Year Eight - Scenes from an undiagnosed life.

Guerilla Autistics - Year Eight - Scenes from an undiagnosed life.

Spoken Word

Guerilla Autistics - Year Eight - Scenes from an undiagnosed life.

Spoken Word

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-19 at 12:00 (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

The show formerly known as Guerilla Aspies returns with scenes from my life. How did I grow up not knowing what I was? There is an evolving sub culture all around you, with pride, relationships, sides, wars, arguments & schisms. We are the Neurodivergent from the Neurotypical. Who are all lets face it, Neurodiverse anyway... Paul Wady continues to challenge audiences. Want to know what it means to be Neurodiverse, Autistic & positive about your brain? Change the way your mind works and enter our world. Join in. Ask questions. Laugh. Love yourself even more. Oh, and vaccines do not ca...



Jake Donaldson: Neurotica

Jake Donaldson: Neurotica

Comedy

Jake Donaldson: Neurotica

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

In his new show “Neurotica” Jake wants to help normalise anxiety around being a man, as well as bust some myths about what really is "normal" in attempt to eradicate toxic masculinity once and for all! A brand new solo stand-up show from the writer and performer of 2018's hit "Help! I'm Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian!" ("****" - Bunbury Publishing, "Not to be missed. Incredibly funny and down to earth.”- edfringe.com) An hour of anecdotal and confessional stand-up from one of the most exciting up-and-coming comics on the UK circuit. “One of the Must See New Acts at The E...


Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming, one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Hosted by 2016 UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner, Masai Graham....


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...


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 ...


Make Me Your Queen

Make Me Your Queen

Comedy

Make Me Your Queen

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sam Serrano is a "game changer" (concept comedy) of an act with "killer lines" (chortle) that "put the X in X Factor" (York Press). Make Me Your Queen, debut show from 2Northdown Comedian of the year finalist and leicester square comedian of the year finalist, showcases their trademark dark and self deprecating style which has made them an exciting newcomer on the comedy circuit...


Alpha's All Stars

Alpha's All Stars

Comedy

Alpha's All Stars

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 24-28 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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We live in interesting times. Climate change. Pandemics. War. But do not despair! Alpha Wolf, Britain's leading survivalist, and his friends, will show you what YOU need to survive! Alpha's All Stars features: - Alpha Wolf ('Imaginative, interesting and hilarious' - Zing's Comedy Reviews) - Bunny Hopkyns ('A cross between Brian Pern and Spinal Tap' - Chortle) - Yasser Kayani ('Sometimes dark, sometimes weird, always funny'- Scenesaver) - Doug Graves ('Deliciously brilliant - Kyle Wallace, GB Comedy) - Stephen Catling ('A barrage of silly and inventively twisted ideas' - The Londoni...


Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show

Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show

Childrens

Olaf Falafel’s Super Stupid Show

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-15, 17-21 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Join comedian and children’s author Olaf Falafel for an hour of really stupid kids' comedy plus a drawing lesson and possibly something that involves fishing, ducks, bumbags and sausages. Family-friendly frivolity that will leave you feeling a lot less intelligent than when you walked in....


Ben Miller's Stand-Up Science

Ben Miller's Stand-Up Science

Comedy

Ben Miller's Stand-Up Science

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 12:00 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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Ben Miller has pectus excavatum. It's a medical condition, not a Harry Potter spell. Stand-Up Science is in equal measures hilarious, educational, and deeply personal. Scientist turned stand-up comedian Ben Miller takes you on a journey that explores everything from milk to the thermodynamics of refrigerators with a wit and humor that makes these topics both approachable and delightful. And you probably like that sort of thing, nerd. Ben Miller is an NYC based comedian who has been working for the past 6 years and in that time he's performed at all the top clubs in the city such as Broadwa...



David Sheeran: Carpe Your Diem!

David Sheeran: Carpe Your Diem!

Comedy

David Sheeran: Carpe Your Diem!

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-5, 8, 11-12, 15, 18-19, 22, 25-28 at 12:15 (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 Belfast....


Comedy With a Dry, Surreal, Geordie Bloke

Comedy With a Dry, Surreal, Geordie Bloke

Comedy

Comedy With a Dry, Surreal, Geordie Bloke

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 4-28 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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This show is Performed by a dry human person with a surreal sense of humor. Sean talks of life experiences and stories from his imagination. Animations from his online sketch show the Comedy Wibble will be apart or the show....


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. ...


Help Wanted!

Help Wanted!

Comedy

Help Wanted!

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-28 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A small show about trials and tribulations. Woodward had found himself getting stuck in life with a few problems: hoarding disorder, BDD, ADHD, autism, tinnitus and more. But now, he’s working out how to pull through – by finally asking for help. Join him to share in his tales of nocturnal hikes, wild swims, attempts to start record labels and local newspapers, plans of rewilding, mental health podcasts (some of which may happen in the show!) and more, and get inspired for your next adventure!...


Life Drawing With a Comedian

Life Drawing With a Comedian

Comedy

Life Drawing With a Comedian

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 12:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Life drawing meets comedy! That's right, if our jokes don't make you laugh our poses will. We've enlisted the funniest comedians as models to do stand up as you sketch and laugh. Model/ comedians differ in size, shape, and humour each week. Drawing material is provided if you don't have your own. Hosted by Kyle Legacy. "Break out your inner Picasso, laugh at the funniest comedic talents" ★★★★★ Fourth Wall Media, 2020 "hilarious" ★★★★ Fringe Feed, 2020...


PG Hits! Stand-Up Comedy That's Everyone's Cup of Tea!

PG Hits! Stand-Up Comedy That's Everyone's Cup of Tea!

Comedy

PG Hits! Stand-Up Comedy That's Everyone's Cup of Tea!

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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We choose the best comedians of the festival to perform their funniest PG-rated material. Low on the rude bits but big on laughs! A show that comedy fans of all ages can enjoy, with our rotating line up of hilarious up-and-coming stand-ups and surprise celebrity guests, you can be sure that your whole group will have a great time!...


Wartime Comedians

Wartime Comedians

Comedy

Wartime Comedians

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Three comics well familiar with war, a German comic, an English comic and an Israeli one, are here to bring you the first line of comedy, rather than doing an hour each, these three comics will give you their best 20 so you can decide who wins the war of comedy (With the occasional special guest) ...


Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

Nathan Cassidy: Hot Tub God

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Who can save us now? God/Nathan Cassidy might be our only hope. Immaculately conceived new show from critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning comedian. War, petrol prices and lying leaders... how on Earth can we find light and joy? And more of a problem, what do you say in a speech for your best friend's third wedding? Everything Nathan says in this show is true, even if at times it may appear completely made up... and it begins with a miracle in a hot tub. Can you handle the truth?! ‘Star-in-waiting. He is untouchable’ ★★★★ The Times 2020 ‘Funny, astute and s...



Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Childrens

Best of Edinburgh Fringe For Kids

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-16 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A revolving line-up of the best children's entertainers from around the Fringe hosted by the every affable Dave Chawner and Nik Coppin. ...


Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 17-28 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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See the very best comedians from across the Fringe alongside hot new talent and fresh Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up daily at each show – in this stuffed selection box of laughs! Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – plus it's pay-what-you-can entry too! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2019. As seen in the UK, Australia, Asia and the USA. 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe) 'A Great N...


Comedy Hour: Prue Blake, Peter Jones and Sonia Di Iorio

Comedy Hour: Prue Blake, Peter Jones and Sonia Di Iorio

Comedy

Comedy Hour: Prue Blake, Peter Jones and Sonia Di Iorio

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-28 at 12:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Comedy Hour features Prue Blake, Peter Jones & Sonia Di Iorio, three of the freshest stand-ups coming out of Australia bringing a new hour of comedy to the Fringe. They've done stand-up on television, they've won awards, they've written for TV, they've sold out shows, they've gigged around the world and now they've arrived in Edinburgh! (Prue Blake) "Dashing" and "Disillusioned Feminist." - The Age (Peter Jones) "Smart and sharp Jones'' excellent use of language packs jokes within jokes." - Funny Tonne (Sonia Di Iorio) "Quick witted, tight and oozing with confidence." - Pop Culture-y ...


13:00

Daphna Baram: Out and About

Daphna Baram: Out and About

Comedy

Daphna Baram: Out and About

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Crawling out of Covidworld into the elusive sun, Daphna Baram examines what's left, what's ahead and what has gone for good and realising, much to her horror, that she is not the same, either. * * * * * "Masterful" (Bunbury Magazine); * * * * "Amazing" (The Wee Review); * * * * "Wonderful and hilarious" (Broadway Baby) "Fascinating" (Chortle)...


Gabe Mollica: A Show About Friendship

Gabe Mollica: A Show About Friendship

Comedy

Gabe Mollica: A Show About Friendship

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 13:00 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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New York Comedian Gabe Mollica started comedy the day after he got broken up with. This is his story about friendship. 'Heteronormative... but I liked it' (Andrew McClelland, @AltComMemSoc). 'A true New York comedian' (Colt Cabana)....


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,...


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)....


Mum's The Word

Mum's The Word

Comedy

Mum's The Word

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-28 at 13:10 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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'Mum's The Word' is a special story about a comic from India growing up with her mom, who is a single parent and how she's never met her dad. Will she meet him at some point? Will he turn up at one of her shows? Who knows! But what we do know is that divorce and single parenting can be hilarious with the right jokes and Punya talks about all of that and more in this show. The show will take you on a fun journey and leave you feeling uplifted and entertained....



Weapons of Mass Distraction

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Comedy

Weapons of Mass Distraction

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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After a sold-out fringe run in 2021 the ethnically ambiguous Michael Welch is back to examine his struggles with the "weapons of mass-distraction" As heard on Union Jack Radio, A Finalist in The New Online UK Comedian of the Year 2020. “Attracts considerable laughs… and has an impulse to push boundaries” – The Scotsman, “Charming” and “strong stage presence” - The Stand &  “Very strong act” - Notts Comedy Review...


Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning gag merchant (2016 UK Pun Champion winner) Masai Graham delivers over one hundred clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns and one-liners in this wordplay showcase extravaganza....


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! ...


4 Funny Feckers

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Funny Feckers, one of London's most popular comedy nights, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe having packed the house daily at the 2019 Festival. It's a fun and friendly affair which brings people together through laughter and silliness, hosted by cheeky Irish comic Wes Dalton:"An Irish Charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee". (The Kentish Towner). At the 2017 Fringe, during some improvised crowd work, Wes managed to convince a crazy Dutchman to propose to his girlfriend on stage.The video went viral and the story made it into The Scottish Sun and Edinburgh Evening News.The foll...


Sharlin vs the United Kingdom (a love story)

Sharlin vs the United Kingdom (a love story)

Comedy

Sharlin vs the United Kingdom (a love story)

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-28 at 13:15 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Sharlin Jahan (BBC 4's The Now Show, BBC Essex Radio) is a Bangladeshi, British, Canadian Comedian. Sharlin is British now but England is still very much a mystery to her. So, she is putting on a show to understand more about the land she resides in. Expect culture-clash silliness. Expect hilarity. Also, she's brown, so she will be mentioning that too. 'Undeniably impressive. Jahan's comedy covers classic themes, but her unique perspective and confident delivery kept the jokes fresh, and far from the clichés' ***** (EdFringeReview.com). ...


All-American Snack Attack

All-American Snack Attack

Comedy

All-American Snack Attack

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 18-19, 22, 25-28 at 13:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

America has given many great inventions to the world: electricity, the telephone, and Flamin' Hot Cheetos. American food scientists are working around the clock to make the craziest, most decadent snacks the world has ever seen. Have you ever wanted to eat Cotton Candy, but also Cap'n Crunch, but don't know how to decide which to eat? Now with Cotton Candy Cap'n Crunch, you don't have to. Mark Henely and Ben Miller are two American comics who are coming to Edinburgh to be your tour guide through the cutting edge world of American snack foods. Each show, Mark and Ben will be introducing a d...


Horrible History for Adults (or those that think they are!)

Horrible History for Adults (or those that think they are!)

Theatre

Horrible History for Adults (or those that think they are!)

Theatre

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-5, 8, 11-12, 15 at 13:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

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We all love a good story. History,Humour and Drama. In this show are more of the stories that have helped forge my identity. In a shamelessly mixed Horrible History for Adults, join me for a zany mix of stand up and historical reportage. Fearless lives, fearlessly lived from Lord Byron to Quentin Crisp. I Robert, Me, myself, I inhabit my favourite characters and reflect on the quirky, hilarious and absurd situations navigated in life....


An Irish Disgrace

An Irish Disgrace

Comedy

An Irish Disgrace

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 5-21, 23-28 at 13:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

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Mike Rice is an Irishman telling stories(Shocker).In this show he talks about getting into a relationship with a Scottish chip shop, an ongoing feud with an Australian child, and his attempts to charm a German Bus driver. "Rapid-fire, edgy storytelling" -Perth Fringefeed "The best new comic I've seen in years" - Karl Spain...



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

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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...


Pottervision

Pottervision

Comedy

Pottervision

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-24 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Four performers are all set to recreate Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone but, when two of them drop out on the day (and take all the props and costumes with them), Tom and Lukas have to go it alone and make do with the limited resources they have. With DIY props, charity shop costumes and both performers having to play multiple characters, Pottervision is a wig-changing, wizard-impersonating, audience-immersing Ford Anglia ride through all the ridiculousness of that first magical movie. What could possibly go wrong? There's only one way to find out! Appropriate for ages 14+, P...


Uncle Daddy's Comedy Disco

Uncle Daddy's Comedy Disco

Comedy

Uncle Daddy's Comedy Disco

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 25-28 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Aww, sookie sookie now! There's a disco, a stand up comedy disco, featuring the hippest comics in town, can you dig it? Hosted by Tom Lawrinson...


Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 6-28 at 13:30 (55 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning Angel Comedy (Best Comedy Venue Award 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 Chortle Awards) brings a whole new showcase of acts to Edinburgh for the sixth consecutive year - after four sell-out years! Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Time Out recommended and Top 10 on TripAdvisor! ...


Love & Sex on the Spectrum

Love & Sex on the Spectrum

Comedy

Love & Sex on the Spectrum

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-19 at 13:45 (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

An atypical romantic comedy, that explores all of the awkward firsts that come with dating, sex and love from a late bloomer’s perspective. Being on the autism spectrum is challenging enough, now add dating to the mix. There’s quite a learning curve. Experience all the lessons and laughs, along with the do’s and don’ts, on how to be your most authentic self, and to truly love yourself at the end of the day....


The Alternative Book Club

The Alternative Book Club

Comedy

The Alternative Book Club

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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The Alternative Book Club presents an unconventional comedy show about books where there is absolutely NO required reading. Prepare to be entertained – and informed – by a phenomenal line up of award-winning comics and brilliant friends who will be dissecting anything Lit: from John Milton’s Paradise Lost to Kim Kardashian’s Selfie, and everything in between. All hosted by your host, Shirley Halse. “A wonderfully entertaining concept.” - Alex Farrow, director of Jericho Comedy “This is my favourite gig, I love the mix of performers and topics, I love performing here myself and it's pretty ...


Further Adventures in Dementia

Further Adventures in Dementia

Comedy

Further Adventures in Dementia

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Steve's dad died of Alzheimer's. There's nothing he can do about it except remember him the way he was before dementia and celebrate a life with laughter, song and dancing. ...



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 ★★★★ ...


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! ...


14:00

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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One of London's hottest club comes up to Edinburgh to showcase their favourite acts at The Fringe. Its a great way to plan and discover what shows to see at the Fringe, as well as an excellent stand alone show. ...


Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Comedy

Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows: This Girl Can't

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Split Bill work in progress show from Elly Shaw and Elaine Fellows. Two friends just trying their best in life. Elaine Fellows - Appealingly natural. Original yet relatable material ‘Chortle’ Delightfully low energy, holds the audience well ‘The Reviews Hub’ Absolutely fantastic. A star in the making ‘Brighton Grin’ Elaine was recently a finalist in the Brighton Grin New Comedian of the Year Award 2021. She has also reached the final stages of several other new comedian competitions such as Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2021, So You Think You’re Funny 2021 and The Max Turner P...


Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's 101 Naughty Jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (30 min) - Pay What You Can

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Award-winning gag merchant (2016 UK Pun Champion winner) Masai Graham delivers over one hundred naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns and one-liners in this wordplay showcase extravaganza....


Game On 3

Game On 3

Childrens

Game On 3

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Matty Grey is back in Edinburgh and going back to Gameland. There's been a murder on a spaceship and the imposter must be unmasked. Join Matty for new games, chaos and fun. Oh, this is awesome I have so many more words for the online description to really explain what the show is about. What a wonderful sense of freedom I have to fully express the depths of where this show... Oh God... I'm out of words again... Um, it's comedy, live-action video games and nerf battles. Best Kids Show Winner, Fringe World 2020. Best Kids show Winner, Fringe World 2017 ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). Adelaid...


The Edinburgh Fridge Show

The Edinburgh Fridge Show

Comedy

The Edinburgh Fridge Show

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 14:05 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Yes I know its the Fringe festival but this is the FRIDGE festival! Come along to hear from Smeg, a tomato, some goats and a slug. A mixture of poems about animals, vegetables and, of course, a fridge!...


Oleg Denisov: Escaped Artist

Oleg Denisov: Escaped Artist

Comedy

Oleg Denisov: Escaped Artist

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-28 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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You can (and should) get a comedian out of Russia, but can you get Russia out of a comedian? Oleg Denisov, a critically acclaimed satirical stand-up and philosopher by training, got out of Moscow and is searching for new ways to laugh, love, feel and be Russian. Offers accepted. "Razor-sharp insight and rapid-fire laughs" (Manchester Evening News) ★★★★ “Hilarious… filled with brilliant jokes” (The Student Edinburgh) ★★★★ “A well-honed act” (Mumble Comedy) «Fascinating comedian… cerebral and provocative» (Edinburgh Reporter) “Impressive” (The...



Dirty Anxious Vampire

Dirty Anxious Vampire

Comedy

Dirty Anxious Vampire

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 at 14:25 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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What does sex means to you? It's the question that Mihai asked himself in his debut solo show "Dirty Anxious Vampire". Join him in this coming-of-age story filled with dirty jokes, absurd humor, and a deep fear of squatting toilets. Take a journey through his surreal childhood and laugh at the obstacles that he encountered growing up such as social anxiety, sexual frustration, epilepsy, bird phobia, and many more. If you are still not yet convinced that you should watch this show then let me ask you the following questions: "Were you the quietest in your group of friends? " "Did you ever h...


DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU

DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU

Comedy

DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-14, 16-22, 24-28 at 14:30 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Maureen Langan doesn’t want to hate people; they make her hate them. Langan uses her quick wit and hysterical outrage to lambast politicians, reality stars, hipsters, cougars, and the easily triggered.  “Should not be missed!” —Stagebuddy "Killer sense of humor!” —SF Examiner "Laugh-out-loud hilarity!" —Daily Business, UK “I adore her and you will, too.” —Alan Zweibel, Original SNL Writer & Tony Award-Winning Playwright ...


Allyson June Smith and Daisy Earl: Working Out

Allyson June Smith and Daisy Earl: Working Out

Comedy

Allyson June Smith and Daisy Earl: Working Out

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 5-14 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Allyson June Smith & Daisy Earl are two of the highest regarded female comedians in the industry. Both are tour supports for Jason Manford & John Bishop and regularly play across the most prestigious comedy clubs in the UK. Allyson was nominated for Best Female Stand Up at The Canadian Comedy Awards and Daisy is a former Winner of the Scottish Comedian of the Year Award. These two exciting, new voices are joining forces to work out.... their latest material. Come watch the funniest work out, you’ll ever see! ...


Xander and Cheng: Pig Business

Xander and Cheng: Pig Business

Comedy

Xander and Cheng: Pig Business

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 15-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Join comedians Amy Xander and Ginnia Cheng for an hour of stand-up comedy, possibly with the occasional sketch thrown in - if they learn how to act in time. What’s it like to run a successful, international business, whilst being a mother of three kids and an influencer with 10 million followers? We have no idea, sorry. Between us we mother 1 cat (alive) and 5.5 house plants (dead). We have about 59 followers (bots) and the only business we engage in is trying to navigate the world without acting like a pair of pigs. Ginnia is the winner of Louis Theroux and Amazon Studios’ ‘Looking For ...


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! ...


101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

101 Comedy Club

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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'Funny. Fast. Free' **** (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. All our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique carbon off-set scheme. Each time one of us blows off, a tree is planted in Dagenham, Essex. 'Original, likeable, great timing and hilarious delivery' (Dan Kington, Danny's Comedy Club)....


Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Comedy

Ageing Folks Telling Jokes

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-19 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Hot flush banter and dodgy knee chit chat? Yes, the finest comics over forty are here to entertain you. If we can get up the stairs. Remember telephone tables? Or looking up facts in encyclopedias? Think Tinder is for getting a good fire going? Us too. With fifty being the new thirty, expect tales of adventure too, as we navigate luxury travel, vintage wine-tasting and later life parenthood. With all our life experience, we have so much to tell, so much embarrassment to share. Join us for some good, clean relatable fun. Tena pads not supplied....


Anthony Jeannot: The Middle Bit

Anthony Jeannot: The Middle Bit

Comedy

Anthony Jeannot: The Middle Bit

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 22-28 at 14:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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One day you're a student at a protest and the next you're a 30 something middle manager who still doesn't know what they want to be when they grow up. The middle bit is a show about realising you're too young to retire but too old to feel like you can make a difference. “Poignant, beautiful stuff... narrative comedy of the highest calibre" ★★★★1⁄2 (WeKnowMelbourne) “a haunted house ride of millennial angst, philosophical in its own manic way... Grim, sharp, hilarious" ★★★★ (ShortCom) “Jeannot is a genuinely funny bloke, whose real skil...



Are We All in a Cult?

Are We All in a Cult?

Comedy

Are We All in a Cult?

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Top leaders, love bombing, results driven expectations, endless tasks - is your family a cult? Is society a cult? Is the lollipop lady the benign face of cultism? Are we all in the same cult? Is your cult better than mine? If so, how do I join? How many cults does it take to change a light bulb? Don’t ask questions! ...


Bruce Willis is my Dad

Bruce Willis is my Dad

Comedy

Bruce Willis is my Dad

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 16-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Daddy issues taken too far, or not far enough? Because my only issue is that Bruce refuses to submit himself to a DNA test to prove once and for all that I am his daughter. When I was 6 years old I had a dream that Bruce Willis was my real dad, and like Bruce Willis in Death Becomes Her before me, I had to find out the truth. This is a journey through Bruce’s schedule around the time of my conception, his best and “worst” films, and the tasteful question of if Bruce and my mum ever “held hands” and “fornicated.” Come for the action movie recreations, stay for the weird childhood tales that e...


Eh! Comedy Showcase

Eh! Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Eh! Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Canadians are easy to get a long with and most importantly, funny. (We are also humble so sorry for the hype). But we need asses in seats in order for people to enjoy this amazing show featuring the best Canadian comedians!...


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...


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....


Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 24-28 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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See the very best comedians from across the Fringe alongside hot new talent and fresh Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up daily at each show – in this stuffed selection box of laughs! Line-ups include performers selected from Fringe shows and the international comedy circuit, with guests from the best in new talent that is appearing at the Fringe – plus it's pay-what-you-can entry too! Sell-out shows Edinburgh Fringe 2004-2019. As seen in the UK, Australia, Asia and the USA. 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe) 'A Great N...


The Early Late show - with Vladimir McTavish & Jay Sodagar

The Early Late show - with Vladimir McTavish & Jay Sodagar

Comedy

The Early Late show - with Vladimir McTavish & Jay Sodagar

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 5-23 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Join Fringe-favourite comedians Vladimir McTavish and Jay Sodagar for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's brand new chat and comedy show. With big laughs about the latest Fringe and world news and top comedy guests selected from venues around the festival. Each day they bring you the very best in stand-up comedy, scintillating conversation and take part in The Early Late Show comedy challenges. There's something for everyone – it's a cross between The Late Show, The Mash Report and It's a Royal Knockout, in the afternoon, in an upstairs cellar. And it's Pay What You Can entry! Starting...


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Raul Kohli: Makes It Up As He Goes Along

Raul Kohli: Makes It Up As He Goes Along

Comedy

Raul Kohli: Makes It Up As He Goes Along

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-16, 18-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Raul Kohli does an hour of crowd interaction because after 24 months selling himself on webcam like a budget pornstar, he’s come to the realisation that comedy means nothing without you… 'Superb Political Comedy' - The Scotsman 'Dripping with Erudite Genius' - Fest Mag 'Slick Gag Machine' - Chortle 'Poisoning our Childrens Minds' - Nigel Farage...



AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Don't miss this stand-up showcase featuring the best comedians from Australia and New Zealand at the Fringe, with host Daniel Muggleton (Tour support from Jim Jefferies, 'A foul-mouthed prophet' ***** The Adelaide Advertiser). ...


Comedians Of Europe

Comedians Of Europe

Comedy

Comedians Of Europe

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

A unique selection of the best European comedians that perform all over Europe (and beyond) expressing their talent with English as a second language! After many successful shows held all over Europe, Comedians of Europe is now ready to showcase their talent in the biggest festival of the world!...


Aidan Jones - Looking for Work

Aidan Jones - Looking for Work

Comedy

Aidan Jones - Looking for Work

Comedy

The City Café / Las Vegas
AUG 4-28 at 15:00 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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I've been fired from 14 jobs in my life - I'm starting to think that I might be the problem? I'll tell you some of the stories and you can tell me what you think. "This is an unmissable chance to chuckle with one of the most clever young minds on the Aussie comedy circuit." - The West Australian "Irreverent, wild and most importantly, funny. Taking serious and personal topics, and effortlessly turning them into jokes is a skill most young comedians would kill for, and Taco has it in spades." - 7.5/10, X-Press Mag (Perth FringeWorld 2019) "Effortless and vulnerable charm that is seldom...


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! ...


Olaf Falafel: STOAT

Olaf Falafel: STOAT

Comedy

Olaf Falafel: STOAT

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Olaf Falafel is the holder of 'Dave's Best Joke Of The Fringe' but more importantly he is also the holder of 'Person Whose Show Description You Are Currently Reading And Are Tempted To Book Tickets For'. Olaf guarantees two things - It will be stupid and it will be funny. ...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Shaggers was born at the Edinburgh Fringe in the August of 2008. ​ Originally it was just meant to run for one season as a fun late show at the Laughing Horse Free Festival with all sorts of comedians talking about that most noble of pursuits, shagging. However, it was decided after full rooms every night, that Shaggers would continue on to the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy festival in 2009. From there it has gone on to have sell-out shows in theatres and venues up and down the UK, in Germany, Singapore, Malaysia and all over Australia. ----------...


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....


ComedySportz UK

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

ComedySportz UK

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-20 at 15:15 (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,...



Filthy Funny Females

Filthy Funny Females

Comedy

Filthy Funny Females

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 21-28 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Filthy. Funny. Females. A funny (and filthy!) hour served to you by a selection of female comedians from across the globe. New York City comedian Katharyn Henson (Ew Girl, You Nasty **** - The Skinny) presents some of the finest funny female voices at the Fringe. Katharyn, described as "hair-raising stand-up" by the Scotsman has met a lot of funny women while touring her comedy all over the world and she delights in being able to showcase the filthy funny frenzy of funny female voices in a daily changing line-up of filthy fun. ...


Adam Greene in No Time to Diet

Adam Greene in No Time to Diet

Comedy

Adam Greene in No Time to Diet

Comedy

The City Café / Hollywood
AUG 4-28 at 15:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Multi-award nominated comedian, Adam Greene takes his debut hour to Edinburgh talking quick fixes for self improvement, clean living and long term mental well being. Has he found the secret to unlocking the perfect human body? Join him in this full-fat stand up show as he finds out “Definitely one to keep tabs on,” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard Warm up for ITV Studios Regular at some of the biggest comedy clubs in Britain As seen on BT Sport As Heard on BBC Radio 4 ...


A Bookish Comedy Show

A Bookish Comedy Show

Cabaret

A Bookish Comedy Show

Cabaret

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” – Terry Pratchett ★★★★★ - Dircksey Magazine ★★★★1/2 - Fourth Wall Media ★★★★ - Glamadelaide ★★★★ - Tulpa Mag “a collaboration of world class comedians talking about everything book related” – Westerly Magazine After an extended break the book-themed comedy hit is back for its third time at Edinurgh! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everythi...


Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

Come Sit on the Couch with Me

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 4-28 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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'Come sit on the Couch with Me" Is this a therapy couch or a casting couch and is there a difference? The show is a cocktail of a comical but true look at communication in the western world today, with a good dose of rapping and a big pinch of satire. Did you know 90% of our communication is body language? Yours will be scrutinised at some point in the show...You will leave shaken and stirred, and if not a better person then certainly a more self aware one!'' ...


Chris Cooke: Corners (WIP)

Chris Cooke: Corners (WIP)

Comedy

Chris Cooke: Corners (WIP)

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 4-16 at 15:40 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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You'll always find him in the corner at parties, but is it time for Chris to put himself in the middle of things? If not, a trip to the buffet table or maybe the toilet would be ideal right now. A show about being held back, Bop It, and ice cubes. Max Turner Semi-Finalist and Newsjack contributor. 'Not genius' - Tim Minchin ...


God Damn Fancy Man

God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

The City Café / Nineties
AUG 17-28 at 15:40 (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 ...


Are You Interested in a Comedy Compilation Show?

Are You Interested in a Comedy Compilation Show?

Comedy

Are You Interested in a Comedy Compilation Show?

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

A stand-up comedy compilation show hosted by Tom Mayhew (as heard on BBC Radio 4), with all proceeds going to Turn2Us, a UK charity that helps people living in poverty....


Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 4-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Feast on five of the tastiest up-and-coming comedians on the circuit in this stand-up comedy showcase including your award-winning host, Masai Graham (UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the Fringe Winner 2016, Some Guy Called Dave Joke of the Fringe Winner 2021). Showcasing a different line-up every day featuring the best of the fest....



Banana Split

Banana Split

Comedy

Banana Split

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 4-14 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Fresh, off-beat comedy from two former Cambridge Footlights. Louisa met Níamh at University and knew immediately she was the banana to her split. Their relationship began when Níamh locked Louisa in a kitchen for no reason. Things began to escalate when Louisa forced Níamh to gate-crash a party in character as landlocked yacht owners. Recently they’ve both gotten into splitting things in half – cakes, xylophones, the atom – and thought they’d split an hour show too. Join us for the weirdest damn sundae you’ve ever eaten. Louisa Keight is an alumnus of Soho Theatre Young Company, win...


The Marriage Pact

The Marriage Pact

Comedy

The Marriage Pact

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 15-28 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Steph and Ben are struggling. The safety of university life already feels like a long time ago and the whole experience did little to prepare them for the madness of the real world in 2022. Now in their mid (*CoughLateCough) 20s, Steph and Ben are just about coming to terms with their new lives. Covering everything from the famously awkward moments of living with parents as fully-grown kidults to the increasingly challenging dating scene of today - you'll begin to understand why they've entered into "The Marriage Pact". Anything to keep prying relatives' questions at bay. Join th...


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Tom Lawrinson: Cheeky Monkey

Tom Lawrinson: Cheeky Monkey

Comedy

Tom Lawrinson: Cheeky Monkey

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Tonight Matthew I want to be, Tom Lawrinson. Don't we all! Tom Lawrinson (that guy from tiktok) performs an hour of stand up comedy. Hubba-Hubba! Let's fall in love with each other as i tell you all about myself, from living in a car, working at a stables to meeting my future self. I guarantee you a good time. Millions and Millions of views on TikTok and Instagram. Quotes: "Wonderful, If slightly horrific!" Jon Ronson "A creative mind full of weird, wonderful and completely unexpected punchlines. So much so that he leaves tears running down the faces of the audience" TicketAre...


Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Comedy

Annie and Angela's Disco Divorce Party

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Forty, single and ready to mingle; join lifelong friends (an ex 90's girl band members) Annie Sup and Angela Bra for a drag-infused comedy of musical mirth celebrating friendship and new beginnings on a bar crawl full of O M gosh moments you’re unlikely to forget. With original tracks influenced by everything from hiphop to early nineties rave you’ll visit a cocktail bar, meet the local DJ and witness this try-hard party pair’s vision for the future. A new production from the creators of Andy Quirk and Anna J’s First World Problems. “You should be first in the queue for this” - Fringepig...


Darkest Thoughts – Stand-Up from Your Thoughts

Darkest Thoughts – Stand-Up from Your Thoughts

Comedy

Darkest Thoughts – Stand-Up from Your Thoughts

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A comedy show where one of the top improvisational stand up comedians in Europe takes your suggestions and generates hilarious jokes on the spot along with tried and tested material! About this event ★★★★★★★★★★ Finally, something Netflix can't match! Darkest Thoughts offers you the audience a chance to get immediate comedy based on any topic you can think of. This interactive show opens with a short and funny conversation with the opener about what themes interest you today. Then there is a short break where you get to write do...


An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem

An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem

Comedy

An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

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After a sell out run at last year’s Fringe, Eddie Mullarkey is back with a new show chronicling his post covid recovery process: adopting a rescue dog, getting diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (by a non professional), and avoiding his overbearing mother. The show involves a mix of story telling, observational comedy and crowd interaction. Expect to be part of the comedy! ...


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

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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)....


Darren Walsh: Work in Progress

Darren Walsh: Work in Progress

Comedy

Darren Walsh: Work in Progress

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 12-19 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Join award-winning punslinger Darren Walsh (Leicester Comedy Festival Awards 2019 - BEST JOKE) for some new jokes. UK's first Pun Champion, WINNER - Dave's Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, WINNER -, ★★★★★ "Punbelievable!" - The Mirror. ★★★★ - Sunday Express. Top 10 Jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe in The Guardian, The Mirror & The Scotsman. You get the idea basically, there's a lot of jokes. I've got 205 characters left. Ah now it's 175. 158 now. Ah no only 149 characters left. 117! Just 112 characters left now. 82 characters left, 62, god t...



Rik Carranza Presents Clash of Fandoms

Rik Carranza Presents Clash of Fandoms

Comedy

Rik Carranza Presents Clash of Fandoms

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 20-28 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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This is the ultimate geek comedy debate show! Featuring a rotating line up of guests, and different franchises, you'll see match up likes Star Trek vs Star Wars, Marvel vs DC, Harry Potter vs Its Own Maker. Who wins? You decide. You hear the arguments, you give out the points....


Tamar Broadbent: Role Play

Tamar Broadbent: Role Play

Comedy

Tamar Broadbent: Role Play

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-11 at 16:00 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Tamar’s getting married. Should she change her last name? If she does, people might stop (wrongly) assuming Jim Broadbent is her dad. But she fears it may also mean saying goodbye to her former self… that 90s baby who grew up to travel the world, see Fall Out Boy live and once get so drunk she accidentally put two tampons in. A stand-up show about becoming a modern wife, from Tamar Broadbent (BBC Radio 4, Boom Chicago, ComedyCentral.co.uk). ★★★★★ EdFestMag. ★★★★★ Female Arts. ★★★★★ Broadway Baby. ...


The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)