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The Hanover Tap

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

The Hanover Tap

Fringe Venue 259 - Click here for map
112 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR. Phone: 0131 225 2022
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 12:00 to 02:00
18+ only

Located on Hanover Street, The Hanover Tap was completely refurbished in 2019 and it focuses on delivering great beer and food in a comfortable urban environment. Previously this bar was the Jekyll & Hyde, and has been one of the Free Festival's longest running venues - literally just around the corner from George Street and Princes Street Gardens.

Pay What You Want: This year our shows in venues are ticketed, so you should book a ticket to guarantee entry - this is because of restricted capacities, COVID restrictions, and so we can keep you as safe as possible. Pay What You Want means you donate to a show in advanced for this ticket and you know you can get in. You can still turn up at the venue for free, and donate at the end of the show - but we recommend getting tickets this year to make sure you get in.


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The Wee Tap

'Aaaaaaargh! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes!

'Aaaaaaargh! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes!

Comedy

'Aaaaaaargh! It’s 101 Clean Jokes in 30 minutes!

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 14:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the fringe winner 2016 Masai Graham, delivers over 100 clean jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). For anyone who can't get to the venue and wants to watch this show online, it will also be live streamed on Twitch.tv/MasaiGraham ...


'Aaaaaargh it’s 101 Naughty jokes in 30 minutes

'Aaaaaargh it’s 101 Naughty jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

'Aaaaaargh it’s 101 Naughty jokes in 30 minutes

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 15:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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Award-winning gag merchant and UK Pun Champion 2016, Joke of the fringe winner 2016 Masai Graham, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in just half an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. 'Annoyingly good' (Gary Delaney, Mock the Week). 'Flashes of proper genius' (Chortle.co.uk). For anyone who can't get to the venue and wants to watch this show online, it will also be live streamed on Twitch.tv/MasaiGraham ...


'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

Comedy

'Aaaaaargh it’s the Monster Stand Up Show

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £5

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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, featuring a different line-up everyday. ...


Ben Clover - Oh Nyeah Yeah!

Ben Clover - Oh Nyeah Yeah!

Comedy

Ben Clover - Oh Nyeah Yeah!

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-16, 18-29 at 16:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Multi-award winning Fringe veteran Ben Clover brings his latest stand-up show to the Hanover Tap. He let his four-year-old name the show but wrote all the jokes himself. Top stand-up with a mystery gimmick. "A delight" - Chortle "Comedy Gold" Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard...


let me HOWL

let me HOWL

Spoken Word

let me HOWL

Spoken Word

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 23-28 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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‘I FIDDLE WITH FEELING – I’M A POET 'I ALSO FIDDLE WITH WORDS – I’M A PSYCHOTHERAPIST‘. poetTess Most of us have experienced absence to some degree during the past eighteen months, even if it’s solely the life we once knew. Absence/loss is universal, but there can also be gains depending on how we deal with the slithers of silver mined from a dark pit. This is a show with a difference: anyone who has a heart will find poetTess’s uplifting story truly mind-blowingingly-memorable, motivational and mightily moving. In defeat Tess learned to fly. You can too. Some Feedback: O...


Ollie Horn: Before/After

Ollie Horn: Before/After

Comedy

Ollie Horn: Before/After

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 7-29 at 18:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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Ollie Horn (“a natural” - Broadway Baby) follows his critically-acclaimed debut hour with a new show about what happens when you let yourself try new things. - - - Ollie's 2019 show "Pig in Japan" told the story of Ollie moving to Japan, and becoming a little bit famous. It enjoyed packed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe, before selling out a 14 city international tour, and was filmed for Amazon Prime release. Critical acclaim for Pig in Japan: “Culture shock comedy has been done before, but Pig in Japan is a very fine example. Ollie Horn’s pure and joyous dedication to telling...


Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Comedy

Phil Zimmerman: Killing Granny

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 11-19 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book tickets from £2.50

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A whirlwind of satire and clowning, Killing Granny revels in the absurdities and contradictions of the inhuman condition. At the crossroads of history, Phil poses the questions we are all bound to ask - is Granny really dead? Who did it? What happened to blancmange? Off-the-wall on acid, a brilliant antidote to Orwellian bullshit! “One of the most extraordinary comics on the alternative circuit. I was crying with laughter.” Omid Djalili “F****** wonderful” Daniel Kitson. “Anarchic.” Henning Wehn “Superbly mad...an inspired piece of physical comedy” Chris Wilson, The stage​. “I’...


Potless Scott

Potless Scott

Comedy

Potless Scott

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 20-22 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Want Tickets - Book Tickets from £2.50

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Daft tales and stories of my life as a continually poverty stricken so&so. From his 80s childhood, until this morning, let's work out together why Scott is always skint!...