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Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's)

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's)

Fringe Venue 264 - Click here for map
42 - 44 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LP. Phone: 0131 662 0974
Food  Wifi  Licensed
Open from 11:00 to 03:00
18+ Only

Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's Southsideand The Meadow Bar) Was completely refurbished in 2018. It's been a favourite hang out for Fringe-goers and performers late into the night, and it's new incarnation feels much the same, and much expanded. There's a big selection of drinks, friendly staff and atmosphere, and the venue is close to the Counting House, Udderbelly, Assembly, Gilded Balloon and the Pleasance Dome.



Shows sorted by Venue Room

Upstairs

99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

Comedy

99 (First World) Problems Feat Andy Quirk and Anna J

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Andy Quirk, the UK’s Premier Rapper of First World Problems and his surly Lead Backup Dancer, Anna J, invite you to join their crew for a musical comedy show dealing with the inconsequential irks of modern living. Part concert / part group therapy session, with a genre-busting soundtrack paying homage to UK Garage, Scouse House, Funk, Eighties Synthpop, Nu Metal and more there’s room in the crew for everyone! ☆☆☆☆☆ - Bunbury Magazine. ☆☆☆☆ – Mumble Comedy. “You should be first in the queue for this” – Fringepig...


A Night of Wikipedilove

A Night of Wikipedilove

Comedy

A Night of Wikipedilove

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 23:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

A Night of Wikipedilove is a unique musical comedy, a brand new, hour-long show where Noam Osband and Bianca Jaconetty sing original music about sex and love based on Wikipedia. They perform alongside a projector displaying videos, academic studies, and of course, Wikipedia articles. David Attenborough meets Tim Minchin in this musical seminar about kinky whales, fascists, and other deeply romantic topics Wikipedilove is a natural mix of Noam’s talents, as he’s a multi-instrumentalist and comedian who also has degrees from Harvard and Oxford, is a one-time Jeopardy champion and has a PhD i...


All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Comedy

All Aboard!

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

ALL ABOARD! is a musical comedy show, a one man show type of performance, with live piano on the stage. Unlike most of musical comedy shows on the pretty wide ranging comedy market, ALL ABOARD! flies you through jokes about life, love, family, iphones, wages, as well as funny songs and powerful parodies. The show is a constant flow of high energy and good mood, guarantees a solid entertainment for 50 minutes. ...


Ashley Haden: F*ck you, and F*ck your beliefs.

Ashley Haden: F*ck you, and F*ck your beliefs.

Comedy

Ashley Haden: F*ck you, and F*ck your beliefs.

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 20:45 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

The Genocidal Liberal is back. After the critical success of the "C*nting Trilogy". Ashley Haden returns to Edinburgh with his forth show. F*ck you, and F*ck your beliefs Are we good people or just arseholes who are good at lying to ourselves? Do we need morals in this world? Ashley Haden once again looks to tackle our own privilege, in an hour of, at times, uncomfortable and at times, hilarious political comedy. ‘What you see is what you get with Ashley Haden’s notoriously dark humour...Makes your conscience feel guilty when you laugh’ – Broadway Baby ‘Jet-Black Humour’ ...


Black Sheep

Black Sheep

Comedy

Black Sheep

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 12:00 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

You normal? Acting strange? Mags, in her 50s, Eddie in his 20s, are both black sheep. Eddie is trying to stay woke. Mags just wants a nap. Black Sheep explores the notion that trying to fit in leads to all sorts of trouble. What if you decided that you are OK? We all know a black sheep or maybe we are one. Finding head space and heart space for different. By the end of the show you may embrace the black sheep, with consent, of course. What's normal anyway? Reject your Facebook likes, you're grand....


Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

Comedy

Bumble Me Tinders - Dating Horror Stories

Comedy

AUG 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-25 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Hosted by comedian Patrick Melton (USA) (Comedy Central, Spike, VH1) and featuring a new line-up of hilarious comedian eye-candy each show. Comics share dating and sex horror stories, lead audience games, provide good and bad dating advice, and much more; a different circus of single debauchery and surprises nightly.. Overcome your dating woes with the hilarious and awkward tales of dating, sex and relationships. All welcome - singles, couples, young, old, kinky, prude, polite or rude. "Swipe right on this high energy riot-risqué" ****½ (The Fourth Wall) "The perfect night out" **** (Perth Ha...


Girl Stuff

Girl Stuff

Comedy

Girl Stuff

Comedy

AUG 11-20 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Sweden's female comedian of the year 2018 Josefin Johansson, presenter of the local editions of 'Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?' and ’Hollywood Game Night’ goes abroad with her 'Girl Stuff'. A comedy and music show about all the things girls love: makeup, ponies and boys. Or is that all? We discuss everything from the Bachelor to the Bechdel-test and yes, there will be some naughty bits. Josefin Johansson works for stage, radio and television. Is known for her quirky 80's style attire mashed with 'My Little Pony' aesthetics. What’s not to love?! ...


Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Comedy

Joe McArdle is: Theo McCabe

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 17:00 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Joe McArdle and Theo McCabe are critically acclaimed standup comedians and co-creators of award-winning Fringe comedies Vampire Hospital Waiting Room and Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair. Old friends who’ve improvised together for many years they bring to The Free Fringe a split hour of stand-up comedy topped off with a riotous improvised musical finale. Comedian Bios Theo is a writer, composer and improviser. He is the writer and creator of several off-west-end musicals and gigs regularly throughout the UK and Europe with his band Horsey (“Virtuoso” – Three Weeks, “Exceptionally t...


Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please!

Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please!

Comedy

Lily Hyde & Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please!

Comedy

AUG 21-25 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Lily Hyde and Alissa Anne Jeun Yi: Gentlemen, Please! Soho Theatre Young Company alumni and (future) BAFTA winners Alissa and Lily present a brand-new split bill of foul-mouthed smut and highbrow satire. Suitors heavily discouraged. Lily and Alissa met on the Soho Theatre Stand-Up Lab in 2018 and quickly bonded over their love of expensive candles and the fact that they were both complex, three-dimensional women. Lily was blinded by Alissa’s silky Asian garms and exquisite taste in eyewear, and Alissa still remains strangely aroused by Lily’s extensive knowledge of 17th-century French...


Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Spoken Word

Matt McGuinness: We Are What We Overcome

Spoken Word

AUG 11-17 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Fresh from a successful UK tour, uplifting, anthemic tunes punctuate stories and conversation, shedding light on mental health with self-deprecating honesty and dark humour. Matt takes a good look at how men in particular deal with mental illness as he explores his own experiences with it, with plenty of time to continue the chat afterwards. 'At times this show is like a series of small polished TED talks on mental health, parenting, humanism and love, but these are punctuated by poetic songs loaded with meaning and metaphor' (NailedMagazine.com). ...


Plans

Plans

Comedy

Plans

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

So there is this man and this other man, one of them is good. God willing, we will be like our comedy heroes and become the total laughing stock of the community! We should also say we're brothers. Plans is a comedy duo from Edinburgh. ...


Steve Hili: The Sexy Environmentalist

Steve Hili: The Sexy Environmentalist

Comedy

Steve Hili: The Sexy Environmentalist

Comedy

AUG 18-25 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Like you, Steve Hili knows the world is in trouble. And he is worried about it. Also like you (if you are part of his target audience, that is) Steve Hili enjoys getting it on. So now he is bringing the worlds of environmentalism and “sexiness” together in a last-ditch effort to save the planet. Forget Extinction Rebellion. This is SExtinction Rebellion! The Sexy Environmentalist is a brand-new, high-octane show from the mind behind the Never Mind The Backstop Farewell Comedy Tour. It is an in-your-face mixture of environmentalism and sex jokes with a bit of real, actual, activism ...


The Darkness Distillery

The Darkness Distillery

Comedy

The Darkness Distillery

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 00:30 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

At Thirty-six years of age, life has not followed the blue print that Craig Fridey had designed for himself. Ten years ago he was a married, a white collar employee, with a clean bill of health. But every silver lining has a cloud... and some clouds like to rain. Constantly faced with the opportunity to dwell in the sadness, Craig chooses to find the funny in the most dire of situations. If you've ever had to apply for life insurance and found yourself justifying some of your lifestyle choices to a complete stranger with the intent to keep premiums low, this show may be for you. Althoug...


The Two Moronnies - Brexed Off

The Two Moronnies - Brexed Off

Cabaret

The Two Moronnies - Brexed Off

Cabaret

AUG 1-10 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Fifty minutes of sophisticated word play as The Two Moronnies lampoon the lampoonable in their unique, energetic musical style. “Special guests” could include Donald Trump, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, the odd royal and any other public figure that’s fallen foul of foot in mouth syndrome. Expect laconic wit and word play, with topical new lyrics set to old favourites in a repertoire that includes tunes from Flotsam and Jetsam, Flanders and Swann, Boney M, Gilbert and Sullivan, Kurt Weill, Madness, Abba, Queen, Red Clay Ramblers, Carter Fami...


White Collar Comedy

White Collar Comedy

Comedy

White Collar Comedy

Comedy

AUG 1-10 at 18:15 (60 min) - Free
Sofi's Southside (formerly Harry's) / Upstairs

Three middle-class, middle-aged, middle England vicars performing comedy together. What could possibly go wrong? White Collar Comedy are: Rev. Maggy Whitehouse, former BBC faith presenter, Funny Women finalist, featured on Nationwide’s 12 Voices of Christmas and described by a head of BBC Religion & Ethics, as ‘terrifying.’ Rev. Ravi Holy, former Satanist, featured on this week’s BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live and regular on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought. Rev. Kate Bruce, a former crematorium worker, now a chaplain somewhere so important that she’s not allowed to tell us. Together,...