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Bar 50

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

Bar 50

Fringe Venue 151 - Click here for map
Within A&O Edinburgh City Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NE. Phone: 0131 524 1989
Food  Accessible  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 08:00 to 01:00
All ages until 10pm, then 18+ only

Located within the five-star A&O Edinburgh City Hostel, Bar 50 serves an eclectic mix of spirits and beers, along with tasty locally sourced food. The menu has dishes for everyone, from stone baked pizza’s to veggie chilli burritos and chicken Caesar salad. There’s pool tables, comfy couches and an outdoor heated smoking area.

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 Alcove

(ex)Bag Boys

(ex)Bag Boys

Comedy

(ex)Bag Boys

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Liam GreenJacket and Joe Blair, the (ex)stoma boys, have got a brand new bag! Their award pending show brings you three fab comedians, a bag full of prizes and some stunning insight into the world of stoma! The whole audience will have the chance to win top prizes like pre sugar-tax Irn Bru, but everyone gets something! Joe Blair is known to be Readings’s no1 newt comedy advocate, and regular quiz host. Liam GreenJacket you know as Cowgate’s colourful bucket-hat flyer-guy and brain behind Edfringe2023's Class Comedy Craic. ...


1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

Childrens

1001 Space Adventures: Breadlove and Poophead – Interactive Children Show

Childrens

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 10:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

🚀 Welcome to "1 Story 2 Friends: Breadlove & Poophead" where your child isn't just an audience member—they're the hero of their own interstellar adventure! This one-of-a-kind show, coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2024, invites kids to dive into an exciting sci-fi universe, filled with fun, learning, and imagination. What's In Store? 🌌 Interactive Sci-Fi Adventure: The journey begins with a mysterious cosmic mission, where every child plays a pivotal role. Will they save the galaxy? It's up to our young space explorers! 🎭 Magical Puppetry: Watch as o...


Alex Mitchell: Tics Towards Puffection

Alex Mitchell: Tics Towards Puffection

Comedy

Alex Mitchell: Tics Towards Puffection

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-25 at 16:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Tics Towards Puffection is an in-depth look at 2024 Britain's Got Talent Finalist Alex Mitchell's ever-present desire for perfection, its effect on his life, and all the reasons he may never achieve it. Reflecting on society's perception of queer, disabled, and neuro-diverse communities, as well as his own perception of himself, Mitchell creates a heartwarming, emotional but always hilarious show. "Very, very funny" - Rob Mulholland "Tremendous" - Notts Comedy Review "Definitely one to watch, very funny and unique" - Jack Gleadow ...


Andrew Roper: Social Media Warrior

Andrew Roper: Social Media Warrior

Comedy

Andrew Roper: Social Media Warrior

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-25 at 18:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Andrew Roper SOCIAL MEDIA WARRIOR Social Media is a transparent cesspool of shameless self promotion, worshipped by shallow insecure narcissists. HELL YEAH!! Edinburgh Veteran, Andrew Roper, is back after a 3-Year-Covid-Crisis that landed him at University surrounded by teenagers with massive social media followings. Screw those little bastards, he wants some of that sweet, sweet, clout. So come and be “ Influenced “ by a super experienced comedian turned Social Media Warrior. “ Roper whips the audience into a frenzy with his erratic style “ ( Adelaide Advertiser ) ****...


Benny Shakes: Respect

Benny Shakes: Respect

Comedy

Benny Shakes: Respect

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-25 at 20:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Come along and learn how to be shaky, so you can nail that role on TV as a disabled person! No Blue Badge? Don’t worry, you can fake it until you make it. Join one of the most charming and funny comics on the circuit for his debut solo show, and remember to always respect yourself, no matter how low you find yourself in an accessible toilet. 'An abundance of charm and humour' (Theatre and Arts Review). 'Sharp, funny and fearless' (Karen Bayley). 'The material here is personal, sometimes darkly so, and that gives it heft' (Scotsman). ...


Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff

Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff

Comedy

Cheekykita: An Octopus, The Universe 'n' Stuff

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-13 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Multi award-winning comedian Cheekykita's one-woman, tour-de-force nonsense ride... where will we end up? From sea to the universe, an octopus and other daft stuff... we will go somewhere and it will be fun. Hell yeah, a lot of fun and (very) silly dancing, songs, creatures and an octopus... of course... a big one. We might go to space... why not? ***** (FunnyWomen.com) long listed for (Alternative Edinburgh comedy awards 2023 'A true Gem' (Tom Ward). 'Hilarious' (Alan Davies). ‘A weirdo somewhere universe of Boosh' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Bizarre and strangely entertaining' (Kate Copstick) "It’...


Darren Walsh: 3rd Rock from the Pun 2.0

Darren Walsh: 3rd Rock from the Pun 2.0

Comedy

Darren Walsh: 3rd Rock from the Pun 2.0

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 14-25 at 11:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Like puns? Like space travel? Like Ai? Join Darren for version 2.0 of this silly show updated with the latest tech, gags and visuals as he takes us on a journey from the origins of life to our place in the universe. Please only come if you like puns, like: “Just told my boss at the observatory that I’ve had enough. No more mister night sky". That kind of thing. 'Punbelievable!' ***** Mirror, WINNER Joke of Edinburgh Fringe, WINNER Joke of Leicester Comedy Festival, "Unstoppable tsunami of stupid puns." - Chortle. ...


Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Theatre

Eccentrics Assemble – Guerilla Autistics Year 10

Theatre

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 2-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 13:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

WINNER OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, NEURODIVERSE REVIEW 2023. Part two of the ECCENTRICS UNITE SHOW OF 2023 takes us further and deeper into the world of eccentrics. WILL YOU JOIN THE BRAVE LINEAGE OF ECCENTRICS? TAKE THE ECCENTRICITY TEST WITH A FREE CARD. What is it like to live your life outside of the constraints of society? Literally not to care what people think, or be able to relate to social groups without asserting your own agenda. Are you Eccentric - take the test? Laugh, love and live the lives of true Outsiders as they hijack Paul Wady's body. He won't be around ...


Heckling Masterclass, With Diploma

Heckling Masterclass, With Diploma

Comedy

Heckling Masterclass, With Diploma

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-13 at 21:45 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Become the best heckler you can be with this 50-minute course! Legendary stand-up comedian Ben Clover leads the world's only official heckling seminar, covering all aspects of the noble art – How to heckle, when to heckle, if to heckle, how to heckle better, dealing with comedians' stock retorts – it's all covered. This interactive, multimedia course will show you the secrets of the world's top hecklers, and you get a certificate at the end if you pass. (NB not a show where you CAN heckle, a course ABOUT heckling, with practical and theory test) "A delight" - Chortle "Comedy gold" - Evening ...


Kieran Flynn and Rachel Baker: Two Reds Are Better Than One

Kieran Flynn and Rachel Baker: Two Reds Are Better Than One

Comedy

Kieran Flynn and Rachel Baker: Two Reds Are Better Than One

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-13 at 11:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Come in off the wind-whipped streets of Edinburgh, into the warm embrace of two of Birmingham's silliest sausages. Astute observational humour with an irreverent and whimsical flair delivered by two of the West Midlands's most affable silly folk. Alternative but accessible storytelling from two stand-ups with an eye for the ridiculous. Rachel's a Cancer and Kieran’s a Leo which according to horoscopes.net are, and we quote, “not easy signs to get along well and can bring out the worst in each other.” Come watch them crumble. Rachel Baker is like a mixture of all the Ab Fab characters. Fi...


Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

Laughing Horse Fringe Comedy Selection

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 2-25 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

See the best comedians selected from across the Fringe alongside hot new talent and fresh Fringe newcomers, with a different comedy line-up daily at each show in this 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 2004-2022. As seen in the UK, Australia, Asia and the USA. 'Cracking comedy selection' ★★★★★ (Cream of the Fringe). 'A Great Night O...


Mark Nicholas: This Is Not the Autistic You Are Looking For

Mark Nicholas: This Is Not the Autistic You Are Looking For

Comedy

Mark Nicholas: This Is Not the Autistic You Are Looking For

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 14-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Winner of the ND Review Disability Champions Award and the Amateo Award 2022 brings his debut show to EdFringe. Mark is NOT your typical autist; he's rubbish at maths, he can't card count and, unlike Dustin Hoffman's Rainman, he’s NOT an "excellent driver". Come and find out how Mark did NOT get his diagnosis, did NOT become a successful SEN Teacher and did NOT follow his family’s career advice. This is not the Autistic You are looking for. May The Aspie be with you. "Impressively Skilled" (The Scotsman) "Mark's one of the best new acts on the circuit, check him out before he's famous!" Jo...


Millwall Jew

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-4, 6-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

A welcome return for Ivor Dembina's latest solo show which he premiered at the Fringe last year. Hear what happens when a north London Jewish soccer fan moves to south London and swears allegiance to his newly local football team, Millwall FC. ...


Neurodiveersity Friendly Space Therapeutic Drop-In

Neurodiveersity Friendly Space Therapeutic Drop-In

Events and Tours

Neurodiveersity Friendly Space Therapeutic Drop-In

Events and Tours

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 12 at 13:00 (120 min) - Free & Unticketed

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

AUG 13 at 10:00 (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

Bar 50 has been designated as a neurodiversity friendly space this year - what does this mean? Well of course all spaces should be neurodiversity friendly, but Bar 50 this year is going to have a particular focus and part of that will be the availability of a qualified counsellor from threadUp CIC (threadup.co.uk), a counselling service that specialises in creatives. Counsellor and founder Rafaela Nunes will be around at various points during the Fringe having informal chats with fringe creatives and on Monday 12th August 1-3pm and Tuesday 13th 10-11am she will be available at Bar 50 in ...


The Comedy Arcade

The Comedy Arcade

Comedy

The Comedy Arcade

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 14-25 at 21:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

A hit podcast brought to life; launched in lockdown and now 70 episodes in. Part game show and part chat show. Your host, London Welsh comedian Vix Leyton (me), holds an ever-changing numbered list of 30 possible subjects - from every day to current affairs - and every day invites four / five comics to compete to take the mic with stories, anecdotes, jokes or even songs, like a parlour game at the best fantasy dinner party you could ever imagine. There is also completely voluntary audience participation, which brings a real spark to the proceedings. It's a new panel every night of establis...


The Prince Andrew Tate Appreciation Hour

The Prince Andrew Tate Appreciation Hour

Comedy

The Prince Andrew Tate Appreciation Hour

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 1-25 at 23:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

A compilation of some of the worst human beings doing comedy. Award-winning hilarious acts every night, top Gs and royal playboys, getting nasty and being messed up. Late-night, dark humour, diverse line-ups. (Richy Sheehy) "This guy is going places" - Mark Normand (Mark O'Keeffe) "...going to be f***ing huge" - David McSavage "Top Class Show, Five Stars" - The Comedy Cavern, Cork...


The Garden Room

(ex)Bag Boys

(ex)Bag Boys

Comedy

(ex)Bag Boys

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 12 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Liam GreenJacket and Joe Blair, the (ex)stoma boys, have got a brand new bag! Their award pending show brings you three fab comedians, a bag full of prizes and some stunning insight into the world of stoma! The whole audience will have the chance to win top prizes like pre sugar-tax Irn Bru, but everyone gets something! Joe Blair is known to be Readings’s no1 newt comedy advocate, and regular quiz host. Liam GreenJacket you know as Cowgate’s colourful bucket-hat flyer-guy and brain behind Edfringe2023's Class Comedy Craic. ...


A Crowdwork Hour

A Crowdwork Hour

Comedy

A Crowdwork Hour

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Raul Kohli returns for a fourth year with his sell-out cult hit! No material, no plan, no sad bit at the 45th minute where his pet chinchilla dies... Just one hour of straight improvised comedy based on who the audience are and what the audience tell him! ***** - The Guardian Best of the Fringe 2023 - Distractify One of The Best Comedians in England...


A Cut Above

A Cut Above

Comedy

A Cut Above

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-25 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

A variety of some of the best and up-and-coming comedy acts from around the Fringe with new and established material. This isn't cut from the same comedy cloth as most showcases, this is A Cut Above. 'The best thigh-slapping, cackling laugh of a time I've ever had' ★★★★½ (FringeFeed.com.au) 'A solid comedy show well worth the ticket price. You will be in great hands with Nik and co' ★★★★ (FringeFeed.com.au). ...


A Sensible Hour and Live

A Sensible Hour and Live

Comedy

A Sensible Hour and Live

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 21:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Want all the fun and excitement of a late night Fringe comedy showcase without having to wait till the wee small hours? Prefer sitting in an audience that's still at the fun and lively stage, rather than slurry and surly? Want to beat the queue in the kebab shop on the way back to your digs? Then this is the show for you! Late night comedy at a Sensible Hour - and LIVE! Join MC Dan Fardell, host of long-running Brighton comedy institution On the Edge Comedy for a different line-up each night of 4 or 5 of the Fringe's best comics doing their best work to attract you to their own shows. ...


Around the World in 80 Puns

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

Around the World in 80 Puns

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Glaswegian comedian and author Iain MacDonald embraces the international aspect of the festival as he takes you on a punventure around the world in this hilarious show in which he has a joke for each and every country. You tell him the country- he'll tell you the joke! And with the aid of his GIANT map and mini globes for the audience, there'll be plenty of opportunities to try and catch him out! ‘ Scotland’s Prince of Puns ‘ Johnny Beattie BBC Radio Scotland UK Pun Championship finalist ( 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022 ) ChampiPUNship runner-up 2019 UK Pun Off Puntest of Champions runne...


At the End of Kaliyuga

At the End of Kaliyuga

Childrens

At the End of Kaliyuga

Childrens

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-25 at 10:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Debuting at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a brand-new solo children’s show called At the End of Kaliyuga. With an original blend of traditional Indian classical dance and clowning this show will inspire Young audiences’ imagination as we collectively address some of the most significant questions of our era. At the End of Kaliyuga, is a solo show about Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer) the Holy trinity of Hinduism, deciding the fate of the Earth as we come to the end of the fourth and the final cycle (Kaliyuga) of the Universe. Will the Gods en...


Believe? The Conspiracy Theory Podcast LIVE!

Believe? The Conspiracy Theory Podcast LIVE!

Comedy

Believe? The Conspiracy Theory Podcast LIVE!

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 12 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can
AUG 19 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Believe? The Conspiracy Theory Podcast is a podcast all about the world’s craziest conspiracy theories, or are they crazy? Join us for live episode recordings as comedians Phil Green and David Ferguson invite a fellow comedian guest to pick their favourite conspiracy theory and then try to make sense of it. Where did the conspiracy some from? What are the facts? What is the fiction? Phil, David and guest will discuss and try to either prove or debunk the theory, or most likely neither as they know nothing....


Comedy Queers

Comedy Queers

Comedy

Comedy Queers

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-25 at 22:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Comedy Queers is a spicy mix of outrageous queer comedians, cabaret and drag acts. A sell-out Fringe phenomenon since 2018. Looking for diversity? It's what we do best, babe! If you’ve seen enough cis, straight dudes with the same haircut / t-shirt / jokes / toxicity, come and party with the kings, queens and royal-thems of comedy. Expect chaos, drag, stand-up, glitter, queer joy and an ever changing line-up of LGBTQIA+ acts to grace our stage. Comedy Queers is a big queer party, every. Single. Night! **** (DeadlineNews.co.uk). ...


Disabled Cants

Disabled Cants

Comedy

Disabled Cants

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-25 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

A revolving lineup of disabled comedians and friends present an irreverent comedy show for your enjoyment. We're not brave, we're not inspiring, we're just here to make you laugh and park in the disabled bays. Hosted by comedians Benny Shakes, who 'keeps the audience animated and energetic' (Liam O'Dell), and Mark Nicholas, 'The autistic Dave Grohl' (Sam Rhodes). “Wonderfully relaxed and friendly” The Scotsman ★★★★★ “The most accessible, friendly and inclusive show I’ve ever seen at the Edinburgh Fringe” - Neurodiverse Review WINNERS of the Disability Champio...


Embrace Me: A Solo Show About Dating and Disability That is Also Funny

Embrace Me: A Solo Show About Dating and Disability That is Also Funny

Comedy

Embrace Me: A Solo Show About Dating and Disability That is Also Funny

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-10 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Dating's tough enough, but try dating when it's also hard to walk. Jack was born with spina bifida, a rare neurological condition that left him with a leg brace and a bad limp (not funny). He's also painfully socially awkward, unrelated to the disability (a little funny). For years, Jack stumbled through life and relationships without much direction or balance (literally). Then he met someone he thought would be the perfect girlfriend, a disabled artist in NYC. Then... she dumped him. Now Jack has to learn how to be his own perfect disabled girlfriend. In this hilarious solo show, Jac...


Joshua Robertson: Enable Me

Joshua Robertson: Enable Me

Comedy

Joshua Robertson: Enable Me

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 11-18 at 15:00 (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

Enable Me explores the ups and downs of being a disabled dad and family life. Drawn from Joshua’s experiences, he sheds a unique light on daily life through a once able bodied person’s eyes. Now, as Joshua embraces his identity as a gay man, he has discovered a fresh channel for expressing his witty and dark sense of humour. As seen on BBC3 and Dave TV....


Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Comedy

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-18, 20-25 at 23:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Returning for its fifth year, Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand-up comedy from the Fringe. Hopefully, everybody makes it out alive! ...


Lee Kyle: Throwing Bottles Into the Sea

Lee Kyle: Throwing Bottles Into the Sea

Comedy

Lee Kyle: Throwing Bottles Into the Sea

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-13 at 18:45 (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

Lee Kyle ('Glorious' the i) has been throwing messages in bottles into various seas, due to a mixture of longing for solitude, company and a good story for a fringe show. And, oh my word does he have one! You'd best believe he has had replies. In this hilarious show from a great storytelling comedian, you'll be surprised at what a bit of fun can lead to. 'The Leader of the Revolution' - The Times 'Had the crowd on their feet' - Northern Echo 'Genius - One to come back for' - Leicester Mercury ...


McClaine Beirne: Wheelie Hilarious

McClaine Beirne: Wheelie Hilarious

Comedy

McClaine Beirne: Wheelie Hilarious

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 14-25 at 18:45 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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After winning an award on his first show, McClaine Beirne is back! Bringing his second 45-minute comedy show to Edinburgh. This sit-down comedian uses his disability and mixed cultural background as spectacular comedic ammo to deliver excellent one-liners and hilarious short stories. Most recently would have caught him performing on Rosie Jones’ Disability Comedy Extravaganza on Dave’s streaming platform UKTV. After his performance Rosie Jones said that he is “Bloody Hilarious”. That same year his first show “Wheelie Funny” won the Disability Representation at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 along ...


PG Hits! The Best in Family-Friendly Stand-Up Comedy!

PG Hits! The Best in Family-Friendly Stand-Up Comedy!

Comedy

PG Hits! The Best in Family-Friendly Stand-Up Comedy!

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

Three top stand-ups perform their very best routines just as they do in comedy clubs up and down the country and abroad, just without the swearing! PG Hits is a professional stand-up comedy compilation show that leaves out the really rude bits so everybody can enjoy the show. Comedy fans of all ages and all tastes will have something to enjoy as we bring you a diverse line up from the very best the festival has to offer, at a relaxed lunchtime performance....


The Bite – Mixed-Bill Stand-Up

The Bite – Mixed-Bill Stand-Up

Comedy

The Bite – Mixed-Bill Stand-Up

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

Book a PWYC Ticket in advance for this show to guarantee entry, or turn up at the venue for free with the option of donating at the end of the show

A fabulous mixed-bill of new and established acts in a daily changing line-up throughout the Fringe. A fantastic way to see a bite-sized chunk of the Fringe. You’ll be talking about this show for years to come. Acts from our previous shows have gone on to appear on Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard, Radio 4 etc. 'One of the best MCs I've ever seen'; 'The acts were brilliant, compere was fantastic. We laughed so much';'Loved this show! Great mix... a very warm, engaging and funny compere. Will definitely return: highly recommended!' (Audience reviews). ...


The Cripple Monologue

The Cripple Monologue

Comedy

The Cripple Monologue

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 19-25 at 15:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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This show from Saoirse Smith (The Cripple Monologues) shows the funny side of what it's like to be disabled. She will make you laugh with her unique funny stories. ...


Upstairs

(ex)Bag Boys

(ex)Bag Boys

Comedy

(ex)Bag Boys

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 20 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Liam GreenJacket and Joe Blair, the (ex)stoma boys, have got a brand new bag! Their award pending show brings you three fab comedians, a bag full of prizes and some stunning insight into the world of stoma! The whole audience will have the chance to win top prizes like pre sugar-tax Irn Bru, but everyone gets something! Joe Blair is known to be Readings’s no1 newt comedy advocate, and regular quiz host. Liam GreenJacket you know as Cowgate’s colourful bucket-hat flyer-guy and brain behind Edfringe2023's Class Comedy Craic. ...


001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress)

001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress)

Comedy

001– Laughing Matters (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-25 at 22:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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I left Israel to live in Berlin, because it is ironically safer, my mother would disagree as she is a holocoast survivor and therefore kind of needy, so i moved to the one country she would never visit me in. Come and i'll tell you all about it....


45 Degrees of Perspiration

45 Degrees of Perspiration

Comedy

45 Degrees of Perspiration

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 19-25 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Prepare for a great show full of laughter and enlightenment as comedian Ben Harrington tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time in his latest comedy show, "45 Degrees of Perspiration" Ben Harrington fearlessly delves into the complexities of climate change, offering a fresh perspective on the serious subject matter through the lens of humour. The show promises to deliver a blend of clever observations, witty anecdotes, and funny commentary that will leave the audience both amused but also informed while raising awareness about the global environmental crisis. ...


A Chip Off the Gold Block

A Chip Off the Gold Block

Comedy

A Chip Off the Gold Block

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A transatlantic middle-aged Jewish atheist divorcee walks into a bar... Forced to choose between a show about identity and one about her dead dad, Leslie chose both. In her debut stand-up hour, Gold (as seen at the Comedy Store) delivers batshit family drama, bold storytelling, one or more really good rants. 'Savvy comedy chops' (EdFringeReview.com) 'An assured performer with charm, charisma and very relatable' (Esther Manito) 'Massive laughs in a small package. One of my faves!' (Jordan Gray) * Relaxed performances on Mondays: Aug 5, 12, 19...


About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 3-4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18 at 09:45 (270 min) - £89-£99

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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 four-and-a-half hour sessions on each day, followed by the graduation show. 'This course has to be one of the best on offer. Highly...


Addiction: The Truth

Addiction: The Truth

Spoken Word

Addiction: The Truth

Spoken Word

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 12-16 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Kevin McCarron is an experienced stand-up comedian, and a Doctor of Philosophy. He has also been a drug addict and an alcoholic. In this presentation, he will mock the most cherished beliefs which have so disastrously dominated Western attitudes to drug addiction and alcoholism for the last century....


All in the Name of the Father the Mother and Holy Ghosting

All in the Name of the Father the Mother and Holy Ghosting

Comedy

All in the Name of the Father the Mother and Holy Ghosting

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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The show is autobiographical. About growing up as a vicars daughter. Being a student at Gordonstoun, where our King Charles went. It’s about the relationships and finding herself self along with rebelling with dabbling in various jobs and dating rebellious characters. How being a vicars daughter is not how may one think. ...


Annie and Angela's Dumbgenz and Dragqueenz

Annie and Angela's Dumbgenz and Dragqueenz

Comedy

Annie and Angela's Dumbgenz and Dragqueenz

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 17:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Following a disasterous pub crawl, 40-something BFF’s Annie Sup and Angela Bra fall through a lipsync-hole into a parallel dimension of musical comedy tucked full of swords and sassery. Are they for real? I’ve seen Stranger Things... Winners of Best Musical Comedy at the 2022 Morecambe Fringe. ”....extremely talented and engaging performers...I was laughing from start to finish (when I was not singing along)...one of my fringe highlights.” - The Lancaster Guadian ...


Barbara Fernandez Singing, Sagging and Shagging

Barbara Fernandez Singing, Sagging and Shagging

Cabaret

Barbara Fernandez Singing, Sagging and Shagging

Cabaret

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 21:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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"True stories from a true crazy" A cheeky, hilarious, mellifluous romp through one singer’s colourful past of cult-loving husbands, wacky record producers, shaggable therapists and diverse pharmaceuticals, peppered with lusty vocals in what others describe as ‘bra busting style’. "Barbara Fernandez has dating wisdom for people of all ages. She’s basically a dirty-minded love guru. And she’s just ever so slightly French." – Festrogen Festival “20 minutes of musical mayhem comedy. From weird uncles to zoom therapy, suffocating exes and Liza’s cabaret like you’ve never heard, Barbara had...


Bex Turner: Bexual Healing

Bex Turner: Bexual Healing

Comedy

Bex Turner: Bexual Healing

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-11 at 18:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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It’s a pun, although some of the characters might be witty and off the wrist. This is the intercourse before the dessert, whoops sorry I mentioned Bex... Bexual Healing is a retro character comedy show in which we, the audience come across four socially awkward female characters from the 1920s-1990s. Each one struggling to find acceptance and love through the barriers that being female and neurodiverse brings. Bex returns with a brand new work in progress for 2024. Having been performing for quite a few years she's looking to try something new! She is a high energy, eccentric, surreal, ...


British Broadcasting Crisis

British Broadcasting Crisis

Comedy

British Broadcasting Crisis

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 21-25 at 09:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

There’s nothing good on TV any more, at least, that’s what the public seem to think. Having cut their teeth with the student sketch group the Oxford Revue, Zach and Oli have decided to take on television. Not in a meaningful way, you understand; they will still have to pay their license fee after this… Join two downtrodden TV casting directors as they try to find something, anything, that the public will watch. Expect wacky characters, dramatic actors, desperate writers, power mad streaming services and variable viewing figures! Find the answers to questions like: Have either Zach or Ol...


Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back

Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back

Comedy

Dan Fardell: Don't Look Back

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Join Brighton comedy stalwart and regular host of On The Edge comedy, Dan Fardell, in his new hour of stand-up, in which he tells a very personal story that we can all relate to, about finally facing up to our fears and outdoing ourselves. Enjoy the trademark, gag-heavy style that has made him a favourite with audiences around the country. This is certain to be a touching, uplifting, relatable, but mostly hilarious hour! "One of the best new joke-writers I've seen in ages. He has so many lines that make you think 'I wish I'd thought of that'" - Romesh Ranganathan "Writing with the effi...


Movies Through an Irish Lens

Movies Through an Irish Lens

Comedy

Movies Through an Irish Lens

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19-25 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Movies through an Irish lens- Terry O' Neill is a comedian and an actor. He has been in films, but so far not to many people have wanted to see them. Marty Scorsese wont return his calls and Quentin has changed his phone number. Despite these set backs he ploughs on head- first pursuing his dream of becoming an established film actor. Films were the first great love of Terry's life, and the first cut is the deepest, ever since his Dad let him watch taxi driver, aged 6, he has been smitten by the silver screen. What is it that draws us all to cinema? Is it escapism from the mundanity of ...


Nearly Stallion Story

Nearly Stallion Story

Comedy

Nearly Stallion Story

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 17-24 at 18:30 (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 Italian Stallion show" is an original interactive show featuring over 50 real-life stories about a near hero of London Bridge 2017 and a former Italian stripper, Joe Palermo, known by the younger generation thanks to Utuber: Beta Squad. Joe Palermo will bring you to an adventure life of funny stories, including his experiences as a stripper and assistant director in a porn set. The show has been featured in various comedy events like the Utuber: Beta Squad as Toni and on C4 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For a taste of the show, you can check out this link: https://youtu.be/4_LK-bqI8s...


Rachel Morton-Young: Dutch Courage

Rachel Morton-Young: Dutch Courage

Comedy

Rachel Morton-Young: Dutch Courage

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 19:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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In her show, “Dutch Courage”, British comedian Rachel Morton-Young takes you on a stroll down Amsterdam's cobbled streets, where bicycles rule, and everyone embraces the unconventional. She provides an insider's perspective on the cultural quirks that define expat life, all delivered with genuine humour. In her friendly, chatty and relatable style Rachel explores the sometimes perplexing, occasionally bewildering, and always entertaining experiences of living as an expat in the land of tulips and windmills. From unusual bra fittings, to deciphering the seemingly unsexy Dutch language and em...


The Alternative Book Club

The Alternative Book Club

Comedy

The Alternative Book Club

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19-25 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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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 Shirley Halse. “A wonderfully entertaining concept.” - Alex Farrow, director of Jericho Comedy “a quintessential Fringe Experience” - The Scotsman In the past we have been joined by: Micky Overman, Dom Joly, Chelsea B...


These Fragments I have shored against my ruin

These Fragments I have shored against my ruin

Comedy

These Fragments I have shored against my ruin

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19-20 at 09:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets available soon

The Wasteland. Or as others call it, Divorce. I leave my job as a teacher as well. To chase dreams in smoke. But it might prevent me doing something bad... Who knows? It could all help cure my problems. It may cause more. Come. Watch. Listen to 'These fragments I have shored against my ruins'. It'll probably be alright. I'll probably be alright......