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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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Listings for 5 August, sorted by Start Time

09:00

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

Courses

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 5-6, 8-9, 12-13, 15-16, 19-20 at 09:45 (270 min) - Paid Show - Tickets from £89

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. Highl...


10:00

Wedding Bingo

Wedding Bingo

Cabaret

Wedding Bingo

Cabaret

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-5 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

You are cordially invited to the union of two great inventions; Weddings and Bingo. An hour of playalong games that celebrate these two institutions and offer you the chance to win a some phenomenally small prizes from our very own wedding list. ...


CeilidhKids at the Fringe

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

CeilidhKids at the Fringe

Childrens

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-16, 18-21, 23, 25-27 at 10:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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 ...


Down The Hatch

Down The Hatch

Childrens

Down The Hatch

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3-27 at 10:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

"DOWN THE HATCH!" Yells our vicious Queen as yet another story teller disappoints her. Swallowing the story teller in just one gulp the Queen turns to her remaining servants, who quake and tremble. Will they be next to go 'down the hatch'? Or can they save themselves and their friends with the best story she's ever heard? Come along for some family fun and hear 4 great stories told with a great deal of imagination, and if you feel up to it, you could even help our poor servants with the telling of their tales - don't worry no one will be dragged on stage but there's plenty of opportunity...


50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Comedy

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-27 at 10:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Show about family, taking risks, and embracing change. Michelle's a Canadian stand-up comedian who unexpectedly fell into the world of comedy. She went to university and worked full-time, then one day was brought into the lunch room and laid off. The company was closing and she was out of a job. She thought: if you can be disappointed being practical, why not struggle with doing something you love? She used her severance package to try a new challenge, and that led her to her second city. The rest, as they say, is history!...


Vampire's Ball: Ultimate Halloween Party!

Vampire's Ball: Ultimate Halloween Party!

Childrens

Vampire's Ball: Ultimate Halloween Party!

Childrens

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 10:30 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Vampire's Ball: Ultimate Halloween Party is a spooky, family-friendly, critically-acclaimed musical extravaganza that gets the kids singing and dancing along. FIVE STARS, Broadway Baby!...


Child of Sunday

Child of Sunday

Cabaret

Child of Sunday

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-27 at 10:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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In this new work by Elisa Riddington, Child of Sunday examines the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the “ordinary people” in our communities. The single mother trying to balance it all – The desperate souls looking for the promise of redemption – The smiling faces wearing a public mask to conceal their private pain - The fanatics – The phonies and the fraudulent. Told through stories of lived experience and a heterogeneous mix of songs, Child of Sunday examines what brings people together, lending a voice to the broken and the quietly brave. This is a show applauding the people we all...


Tal Davies and Hannah Weetman: Fear and Self-Loathing in Las Iguanas

Tal Davies and Hannah Weetman: Fear and Self-Loathing in Las Iguanas

Comedy

Tal Davies and Hannah Weetman: Fear and Self-Loathing in Las Iguanas

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 3-10 at 10:40 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Join award winning Brummie comedians Tal Davies and Hannah Weetman as they humorously pick apart every aspect of their own, and each other’s, dreadful life choices. If you enjoy dry, observational humour and uncomfortably relatable anecdotes (often -but not always- about the weird shape of their heads...), you’re in for a treat....



Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 10:45 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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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 five-months to three-years-old. Sold-out Adelaide Fringe 2020/2021/2022. 'Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd' ★★★★★ (KidsinAdelaide.com.au). 'It’s a lovely bite-size instalment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon s...


11:00

Daman Bamrah: Salmon Camera

Daman Bamrah: Salmon Camera

Comedy

Daman Bamrah: Salmon Camera

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 11:00 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Daman Bamrah has spent a great deal of his life confused. His formative years were spent travelling between his Church of England High school and his Sikh Temple, but what did he really learn and where did he fit in?! Join British Sikh comedian Daman Bamrah for his first show as he attempts to identify himself in an increasingly absurd world. [WIP - 45 Mins] As seen on The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan (Channel 4), BBC New Comedy Awards (BBC One), Captive Audience (All 4) and BBC Asian Network Comedy Night (BBC Three). ...


Plans: A Traditional Commedia Dell’Arte

Plans: A Traditional Commedia Dell’Arte

Comedy

Plans: A Traditional Commedia Dell’Arte

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 3-7, 9-13 at 11:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A comparative analysis of rural barn-schooling and suburban alternative education in early 21st Century England. For George and the Underbelly keg-boys. #actuallyprettydecent ...


Michael Kunze: Infinity Mirror

Michael Kunze: Infinity Mirror

Comedy

Michael Kunze: Infinity Mirror

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-13, 15-22 at 11:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Success. Failure. Jealousy. Authenticity? Award-winning writer-performer Michael Kunze is famed actor Mitchell Coony. Join him as he revisits the roles that defined him and dishes on his scandalous career. Find out which of his ex-wives was the ex-iest, learn the tawdry secrets of Hollywood success and join him as he prepares for his toughest role yet... himself. Michael Kunze is back following his solo Edinburgh debut “Lil Saffron: Ragu to Riches”, which received multiple 5 star reviews and following the fringe transferred to the Pleasance and the Soho Theatre in London. Praise for pre...


Science Magic: Messy Mayhem

Science Magic: Messy Mayhem

Childrens

Science Magic: Messy Mayhem

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 3-22, 24-27 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Science Magic is back and has evolved into 2 different shows: Messy Mayhem and Crazy Gadgets. And both are in Edinburgh this year. Science Magic: Messy Mayhem has a cool bunch of ‘Outdoor Tricks’ from vomiting unicorns to exploding potions. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed by you when you go home. 5***** “This show is a must-see for kids who love science and mess, & a must-see for kids who think science is boring – Donal will prove them wrong.” - Claire Davill, Play & Go Ad...


Story Builders

Story Builders

Childrens

Story Builders

Childrens

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-27 at 11:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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In an hour, the King is to have his nap. Before he does this, he has to have his favourite nap-time story read to him, but this story has been stolen by the Troll of Bad Storytelling. Master Tenjin, master storybuilder, and Bridget, apprentice story-teller, have to to get it back within the hour or there will be big trouble. Worse, the troll has destroyed the bridge leading to his lair! In Storyland, all bridges are built of stories. Master Tenjin knows how to build a good story, but never has any ideas, and Bridget has lots of enthusiasm but doesn't know where to start. This is where the audi...


3's Comedy: Mornings

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

3's Comedy: Mornings

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Start your day off with a laugh as 3's Comedy: Mornings. 3's Comedy brings together Luka Muller, Peter Jones & Ben Searle, three of the rising stars of Australian comedy for a whole new hour of hilarious stand-up. They've been seen on TV, they've been heard on the radio and they've been bumped into on public transport on the way to gigs all across the world. Searle, Muller and Jones are guaranteed to make you laugh. (Ben Searle) "An ocean of raw talent and innate sense for big laughs." - Pedestrian.tv (Luka Muller) "A lovely young man... making the most of that nice guy image you can on...


The Spanish Gentleman Juggler

The Spanish Gentleman Juggler

Childrens

The Spanish Gentleman Juggler

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3-27 at 11:15 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Mr Vita presents his new show. A highly skilled gentleman juggler comedy show for all ages. Mr Vita performs finely crafted juggling routines, mixing classical and experimental juggling. Bringing to life everyday objects such as fishing poles, drinking glasses and kebab sticks alongside invented props and gymnastic balls, in routines that guarantee to surprise and entertain all age groups. With the air of a punkish matador, this eccentric and playful character looks like he could have walked straight out of a cartoon and onto the stage. Rather, he invites the audience into his zany cart...



Bucket

Bucket

Comedy

Bucket

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Leah Renee, American stand-up comedian and recovering killjoy, makes audiences laugh, cry and cringe in her comedy show about the hidden cost of playing it safe and the unexpected delight in confronting what scares us. She'll tick one new item off her bucket list each show along with any adventurous audience members. Quench your FOMO at this YOLO solo show....


Those Who Can't Do

Those Who Can't Do

Comedy

Those Who Can't Do

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 3-27 at 11:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Ty juggles a double-life between being a respectable teacher during the week, and a fun-loving party animal on the weekend. Hiding this from the students is hard. Anecdotes and jokes from Ty's first few years as a teacher, and the lengths he must go to so that he can hide his personal life antics and budding comedy career from his students. "Gray’s internal dialogue and interactions with students are hilarious, and are helped into the comedy forum by Gray being happy to say what other teachers would only dare think in private." - 4.5 Stars, XPress Mag, Perth...


Yes-Ya-Yebo!

Yes-Ya-Yebo!

Cabaret

Yes-Ya-Yebo!

Cabaret

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-22 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Yes-Ya-Yebo! is a celebration of the 12 official languages of South Africa. All explored through the medium of song and dance. From traditional folk songs and dances such as The Click Song and Kwela-Kwela, to modern songs sprinkled with that township vibe! The cast are all from the township areas of Lwandle/ Nomzamo and areas from Macassar outside Cape Town. None have ever been in an airplane before. ...


Bubba-Licious

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

Bubba-Licious

Childrens

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 11:30 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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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 five-months to three-years-old. Sold-out Adelaide Fringe 2020/2021/2022. 'Perfect show for the babies and toddler crowd' ★★★★★ (KidsinAdelaide.com.au). 'It’s a lovely bite-size instalment to excite the little ones, just enough to ensure a good afternoon s...


Cheekykita: Octopus in Space

Cheekykita: Octopus in Space

Childrens

Cheekykita: Octopus in Space

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 3-8, 10-13, 15-20 at 11:30 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Join Octopus on a fantastical, crazy and silly adventure from the bottom of the ocean all the way to space and in-between! High-energy interactive fun with dancing cats, silly songs and creatures from outer space. From multi award-winning comedian Cheekykita. Previous reviews: ***** (FunnyWomen.com). ‘Clown act of the highest order, floating around in some other ether, Cheekykita is tapped into the magic... a true gem’ (Audience review). ‘Brilliantly surreal and delightfully silly. Made me absolutely howl with laughter' (Ellie Taylor). ‘Hilarious' (Alan Davies)...


1998: A Walking Disaster – Anxiety, Absurdity, Airfryer

1998: A Walking Disaster – Anxiety, Absurdity, Airfryer

Comedy

1998: A Walking Disaster – Anxiety, Absurdity, Airfryer

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 11:35 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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"Are you an anxious person ? Join Mihai Tartara, a failed software developer now turned comedian, as he stumbles into a vortex of awkward situations in his troubled journey from his eastern European homeland to the western paradise. From his first failed kiss to his near-death first flight experience, this narrative driven show is packed with witty one-liners, captivating stories, terrible drawings and hilarious puppetry. Finalist Berlin New Stand-up Award 2022. 'Unique perspective' (TheWeeReview.com) " Who is Mihai Tartara ? Mihai Tartara it's a stand-up comedian and a bad software devel...


AL! The Weird Tribute (And How Daniel Radcliffe Got Mixed Up in This Nonsense)

AL! The Weird Tribute (And How Daniel Radcliffe Got Mixed Up in This Nonsense)

Comedy

AL! The Weird Tribute (And How Daniel Radcliffe Got Mixed Up in This Nonsense)

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 11:45 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) and "Weird Al" Yankovic were destined to be together onstage, and now they are! (sort of) This loving tribute to two icons of entertainment will leave you giggling as your toes are tapping. American comedian/musician Steve Goodie brings it all together with songs and accordions and guitars and visual effects that cost many dozens of dollars, all for your amusement!...


Jon - The Music Man

Jon - The Music Man

Childrens

Jon - The Music Man

Childrens

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-11, 14-16, 19-27 at 11:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Jon Lawrence has been on the radar of a number of broadcasters since his lockdown series of videos. Jon is an ethnomusicologist who entertains young audiences with silly songs about Mexican cowboys with sore bottoms, brave hedgehogs, tickle monsters, funky monkeys and smelly wellies. Having travelled around the world, Jon also educates children about music and instruments from different cultures. The show offers children a chance to come on stage and interact with Jon and try some unusual instruments....



22

22

Comedy

22

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 4-6, 8-13, 15-27 at 11:55 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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New Year! New You?! Come laugh with Brooke as she trips and falls, trying to make our world a better place - fighting time-space continuum, economy, patriarchy, fertility, generations, herself, and trying to get a decent date, while starring in her own mental pop culture x broadway musical. Punchy, poetic, nonsensical, yet logically sound, filled with observational humor, quick-wit, wordplay, New York Comedian & Moth StorySlam Champ’s rampant references will challenge and entertain as Brooke reports on, (and tries to understand): the state of the world, her dating life, ...


12:00

The Generation Gap

The Generation Gap

Comedy

The Generation Gap

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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In the mid-80s, at 6 months old, my grandparents become my legal guardians. They showered me with love, but being guided through life by two 70-year-olds with simply no understanding of modern living was a mixture of confusion and embarrassment. I was having to take advice, navigate school and grow into a man from a generation who are clearly not up to date with the 90s trends of the internet, fashion and modern cooking. If I was ever to have a girlfriend, my grandparents' thrifty car choice, mannerisms and "alternative solutions" would certainly not help! ‘Brilliant. Very funny jokes’ – A...


Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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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 Masai Graham, Joke of the Fringe Winner 2022, 2021 and 2016, UK Pun Championships 2016 Winner....


Lunch with a Cyclopath

Lunch with a Cyclopath

Comedy

Lunch with a Cyclopath

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Dion Owen is a professional Canadian comedy and true Cyclopath. He's been performing for over a decade and has headlined in 10+ countries. He's been feature on the TV, numerous Fringe festivals and a bevvy of international festivals. He likely biked here as that's his main mode of transport even on international tours (whaaaaaaat?!?!?!) He's come back in Edinburgh to tell you some jokes. So come laugh at the clever, mundane, silly and absurd. Or if enough cyclists show up hear bike propaganda thinly veiled as punchlines!...


A* In The Making

A* In The Making

Comedy

A* In The Making

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-27 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Mark Row has had enough! After 17 years of teaching, he longs to escape the barrage of inane questions, the endless carousel of uninspiring classes, and the attitudes of kids that stink worse than their PE Kits. So whilst he taught, he toured, embracing a new life in the world of stand up comedy, and it turns out that a career built on having a laugh just to get through the class, has provided him with an 'outstanding lesson' in how to entertain! Whether you loved or hated your time I'm school, you're bound to enjoy an hour's detention with Mr Row. Grab your tickets early to be teacher's pe...


Scream Inside Your Heart

Scream Inside Your Heart

Comedy

Scream Inside Your Heart

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-20 at 12:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Join award winning comedian Kathryn Mather in this slightly dark, slightly whimsical show about finding love and finding yourself against the backdrop of the pandemic....


SECTIONED

SECTIONED

Spoken Word

SECTIONED

Spoken Word

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 3-14 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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This is a story of recovery through the medium of spoken word poetry. Seven times sectioned, a couple of arrests and two attempts on her life, Poppy Radcliffe was a mess. A mess trying to cling onto the memory of a perfect life and rejecting the narrative that a mental health diagnosis born from trauma equals one for life. A rocket scientist and model, she was sectioned initially for her delusional ideas of grandeur. Because after all, we all know a woman can’t have beauty AND brains, especially not if we throw sexually confident into the mix. Autistic since birth and self-diagnos...


#BigDerryEnergy with Peter E Davidson

#BigDerryEnergy with Peter E Davidson

Comedy

#BigDerryEnergy with Peter E Davidson

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 3-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Top Derry comedian Peter E Davidson returns with his brand new fifth solo Edinburgh Fringe special. Tired of being mistaken for international comedian and celebrity sex plaything Pete Davidson, this year saw Peter E take a really long look at who he is and where he stands in an ever-increasing polarised world. All this culminated in an existential crisis while dressed as Santa at a Christmas event where a kid stared deep into his soul and asked ‘are you fake?’ Damn it kid. In so many ways. In so many ways. So, join Pete on a rip-roaring midlife crisis with 80% less leather jackets a...



Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets

Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets

Childrens

Science Magic: Crazy Gadgets

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 3-22, 24-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Science Magic is back and has evolved into 2 different shows: Messy Mayhem and Crazy Gadgets. And both are in Edinburgh this year. Science Magic: Crazy Gadget has a cool bunch of fun gadgets from potato guns to giant smoke cannons. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do. And the best part is all the tricks can be performed by you when you go home. 5***** "Completely engaging with belly laughs included, it’s an unmissable show" The Advertiser 4**** “Refreshing to see great stunts and to hear about the science of how they work.” - Cl...


Can You Tell Me Where This Is?

Can You Tell Me Where This Is?

Comedy

Can You Tell Me Where This Is?

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 4-27 at 12:20 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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We gathered the top comedians in Edinburgh to go on every night with 15 minutes of their best stuff, every day a different lineup, every day a different show because why see them do an hour when you can save time and see their best 15?...


A Spaniard's Guide to Learning Shakespeare

A Spaniard's Guide to Learning Shakespeare

Comedy

A Spaniard's Guide to Learning Shakespeare

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Ever wondered what would happen if Alejandro Murrieta aka Zorro decided to become a Shakespearean actor at the Globe in London? Well, imagine if his son decided to do a show acting out all of Shakespeare's plays in Spanish - but without knowing any Spanish. ...


PG Hits!

PG Hits!

Comedy

PG Hits!

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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


Sketch Up!

Sketch Up!

Comedy

Sketch Up!

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 3-9, 11-19 at 12:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A smorgasbord of radio sketches, performed live. If you like John Finnemore, you’ll love “Sketch Up!” As heard on BBC radio. All new material for 2023. **** “A delight...with bite!” The Phoenix Remix. “Intelligent, funny and very accomplished. A generous helping of morning comedy. Quintessential fringe." Fringe Review. "Deliciously witty. Rachel is a brilliant writer." Alistair McGowan. Written and presented by Rachel E. Thorn, whose comedy has been performed by top impressionists including Alistair McGowan and Rory Bremner. She has written for the BBC’s Dead Ringers, The Now Show and Bre...


Live Podcast Hour

Live Podcast Hour

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Live Podcast Hour

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The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 12:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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25 podcasts in 25 days! Come along for a live recording of a different podcast every day of the Fringe! Visit our site to see who is on, or just show up and be surprised. Every day will be completely new and different. Podcasts include: Robyn & Lucy Tackle a Wedding & more. ...


Circus Sonas Family Show

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

Circus Sonas Family Show

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3-20 at 12:30 (55 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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THE CIRCUS SONAS FAMILY SHOW Northern Irish circus performers Martin and Logy have taken the traditional circus double act and given it a fresh, modern reimagining. 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 a family friendly show that 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 Logy are mast...


Tangled d'Illusions

Tangled d'Illusions

Cabaret

Tangled d'Illusions

Cabaret

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 12:40 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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What happens when you mix a Franco-Irish magician with a lot of spare time and inflated sense of self? Tangled d'Illusions. This year, world-class trickster Yvan Zim brings his new show to the Fringe. Be prepared for a captivating mix of mind-reading, comedy, escapes and real magic. With his quick wit, comedic charm and sleight of hand, he will keep you on the edge of your seat!...



Is It Just Us?

Is It Just Us?

Comedy

Is It Just Us?

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Irish female Sketch Comedy duo MEELAGOOLA bring you their new show ‘Is It Just Us?!’ A fast paced, high energy sketch show with a satirical twist! Relatable, relevant and ridiculous! Have we actually progressed backwards? Is wellness really that well at all? We’ll be serving you a platter of unapologetic, slapstick sketches through the outlandish characters that we all know and [sometimes] love. A taste of the freedom we once had before perfectionism stole the world’s appetite for fun! Grieving Ghosts of Dating Past, Compare and Despair Culture, Toxic Positivity, Toddlers on TikTok, The L...


Lee Kyle: England's Best Comedian

Lee Kyle: England's Best Comedian

Comedy

Lee Kyle: England's Best Comedian

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-14, 16-27 at 12:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Lee Kyle is England's Best Comedian, he's probably the best in the UK really but he hasn't seen everyone outside of England so he doesn't want to seem arrogant so England will do for now. How does he know? Well, he's exactly to his taste AND he has realised, after being a comedian for 14 years and being very good for the last few, you've got to have branding these days. Look, we all have our moments that we think we are undiscovered geniuses and also those where we feel like an absolute waste of a life, so, lets see if he can back it up. Which he can, because he'll have to. 'Incred...


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 3-13 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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A friendly fun-filled afternoon show with a revolving line-up of the best children's and family-friendly performers from around the Fringe. A show for all the family to enjoy together. "Music, comedy and magic kept the kids entertained... whizzed past and was perfectly timed for child attention spans... Left the kids wanting more... My eight-year-old absolutely loved it!" (ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk). "Mums and dads will be onto a winner with this afternoon of delightfully immature comedy full of magic" (Audience Review, Melbourne Comedy Festival). "The kids had a great time" (...


2.7 Men – Louis George, Will Scambler and Louisa Corr

2.7 Men – Louis George, Will Scambler and Louisa Corr

Comedy

2.7 Men – Louis George, Will Scambler and Louisa Corr

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-15 at 12:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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These three rising stars of the London comedy circuit have come to Edinburgh to do two things: blow their life savings on an Airbnb, and perform an hour of mind-melting stand-up comedy. And guess what? Their direct debit's just gone through... Join Louis George (SYTYF? semi-finalist); Will Scambler (Chortle Student Comedy finalist); and Louisa Corr (as seen in 'This Time With Alan Partridge') for this tantalising triple bill. There's something for everyone! And, thanks to the gender pay gap, you've got 3 acts for the price of just 2.7 men. ...


13:00

Sameer Katz: Love is a Lie

Sameer Katz: Love is a Lie

Comedy

Sameer Katz: Love is a Lie

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sameer Katz brings his seventh show to the Edinburgh Fringe! Sameer's gotten to the age where everyone who says they love him seem to want something in return. Money, babies, his unending devotion! What happened to unconditional love? A Cambridge PhD dropout, Sameer uses his keen observational talent to poke fun at family, friendship and relationships. A comedy veteran, Sameer has performed across the UK, America and the world. Previous shows have sold out so be sure to get tickets to avoid disappointment! "A laugh-packed way to spend an hour" (The Scotsman). "A Seinfeld-Lite line in relatable...


Eccentrics Unite! The Guerilla Autistics and Neurodiverse Show – Year Nine

Eccentrics Unite! The Guerilla Autistics and Neurodiverse Show – Year Nine

Comedy

Eccentrics Unite! The Guerilla Autistics and Neurodiverse Show – Year Nine

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A show about self acceptance, and how to harmoniously exist in a world you partially reject. That is funny. With appearances by the late William McGonagall, and Oxford Streets own Stanley 'Passion Proteins' Green. Hopefully Florence Foster Jenkins, but you never know with these eccentrics? "THAT SO FEW NOW DARE TO BE ECCENTRIC MARKS THE CHIEF DANGER OF THE TIME". - John Stuart Mill from his book On Liberty, 1859. WHERE HAVE ALL THE NEURODIVERSE PEOPLE COME FROM? Paul Wady returns to out himself from yet another Neuro - closet - that of the ECCENTRIC. The show he was born to create. ...


The Opera Comedy Show

The Opera Comedy Show

Comedy

The Opera Comedy Show

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 3-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Turning Wagner up to eleven! A hilarious dive into the ridiculous world of opera and life as a Valkyrie and Rheinmaiden, peppered with hits from Puccini and Verdi. Berlin’s thrilling opera singing comedian kicks off her first Fringe show. Steph offers tips on how to tell your parents you're moving to Vienna to be a Valkyrie and reveals what it's like to audition for the biggest opera houses in Europe, alongside tales of navigating German Tinder. She invites you into a discovery of opera as an art form through song and humor, demonstrating how the classical voice works and performing popular...


Board Game Smackdown

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

Board Game Smackdown

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 13:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The cult hit of the Fringe returns! Bigger, better, boardier, gamier, smackdownier than ever. The show where comedians play board games live on stage is back! Previous players included: Jason Manford, Robin Ince, Gary Delaney, Laura Lexx, Alice Fraser, Paul Sinha, Andy Zaltzman, Lloyd Langford, Justin Moorhouse, The Delightful Sausage, Nick Helm, Sooz Kempner, Bethany Black, Evelyn Mok, Sukh Ojla, Phil Ellis, Geoff Norcott, Aatif Nawaz and many more... Hosted by award-winning comedian and UK board game champion James Cook. We'll be bringing back the most popular games from our prev...



Henry Ginsberg’s Hyper Masculine Cookery Show

Henry Ginsberg’s Hyper Masculine Cookery Show

Comedy

Henry Ginsberg’s Hyper Masculine Cookery Show

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 3-20, 22-27 at 13:10 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Stand up comedian and culinary wizard Henry Ginsberg presents a guide to all things gastronomical. Topics covered will include the inner workings of pub kitchens, flirtations with veganism, buffet strategy and the frankly offensive state of store bought falafel. ...


Irish Comedy Invasion

Irish Comedy Invasion

Comedy

Irish Comedy Invasion

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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A collection of the best Irish comedians performing at the Fringe in their own shows, will be showcasing their finest short club spots. A rotating list of comedians, hosts and random gatecrashers will turn up, and either be ejected or given a starring role. ...


101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

101 Naughty Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (30 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Award-winning gag merchant Masai Graham, UK Pun Championship Winner 2016, Joke of the Fringe Winner 2016, 2021 and 2022, delivers over 100 naughty jokes in an hour. Expect puns, one-liners and wordplay in this 3.3 laughs-per-minute bonanza. "Flashes of genius" ★★★★ (Chortle) Featuring guest spots from some of the naughtiest joke tellers on the circuit....


Jamie Allerton Goes To The Movies

Jamie Allerton Goes To The Movies

Comedy

Jamie Allerton Goes To The Movies

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Jamie loves movies. But do the movies love Jamie? In this stand-up comedy show the host of The Best Movie 2 Podcast will explore the tropes and misinformation that cinema has peppered all of our lives with, such as should divorced parents be getting back together during this hurricane? If you've ever been angry at people talking in the cinema, or you know what they call a quarter pounder in France, this is the perfect show to help you vent your frustrations. We take a light hearted look at what the movies have taught us, and if maybe they're teaching us the wrong thing (We're looking at you...


Marcus Ryan - Eat, Pray, Walk

Marcus Ryan - Eat, Pray, Walk

Comedy

Marcus Ryan - Eat, Pray, Walk

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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What makes a person walk across an entire country? Religious pilgrimage? Fitness? To find themselves? Or couldn't afford the bus ticket?! 'From the creator of the award-shortlisted hit of 2017 '¿Hablas Inglés?'and Edinburgh fringe favourite 'Love Me Tinder', comes a bold new show from award-winning vagabond storyteller, Marcus Ryan, as he takes us on another epic adventure in'Eat, Pray, Walk’ the true story of his gruelling 40 day walk across Europe, the Camino de Santiago. "When I was a kid, I hated to walk. I'd cry at the suggestion of it. Dad loved it and would make me walk everywhere...


4 Funny Feckers

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

4 Funny Feckers

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Return of the craic! 4 Funny Feckers, a Fringe favourite, is hosted by cheeky comic Wes Dalton, "an Irish charmer who has cheekiness and likeability down to a tee". One of London's most popular stand-up comedy nights, we showcase four fantastic, different acts daily from Ireland and beyond. Devour the best of the fest for lunch. In 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 following year they returned to 4 Funny Feckers on Honeymoon. The craic is back!...


Gremlin Head

Gremlin Head

Comedy

Gremlin Head

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-9, 11-27 at 13:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Gremlin Head is a stand up comedy show about intrusive thoughts, OCD, and the unbearable guilt associated with them. Whether it is observing a cake, being asked how your Christmas was or having sexual intercourse, intrusive thoughts can ruin both the most innocent and indecent of moments. This show will explore the ramifications of having a foul-mouthed little gremlin living in your mind, constantly telling you to say bizarre and inappropriate things, and making you feel like a walking piece of s***. The show is the life's work of London-born comedian Andy Casper. He is based in Barcelona a...


David Ellis - The Worst Jew

David Ellis - The Worst Jew

Comedy

David Ellis - The Worst Jew

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 3-16 at 13:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

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David Ellis is a terrible Jew. Just the worst. He doesn't keep kosher, he couldn't tell you the last time he set foot inside a synagogue and he frequently forgets how to spell Chanukah. All that said, being Jewish is still a huge part of what makes him who he is. In this 45 minute show David will take you on a journey; from bagels to the Bris, from Seinfeld to shivas, from Haroset to the house of bondage. David won't look at any of this and instead will tell you humiliating stories, petty victories and tales of woefully tragic social ineptitude which he hopes he can somehow tie into his cu...



50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again!

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again!

Comedy

50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh Again!

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 3-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Michelle's stand alone sequel to '50% Canadian, 100% Crazy, Let's Laugh'. After her first show, a lot had changed in Michelle's life. She did a motorcycle comedy tour across Australia, Canada, and Europe, and learned how to play poker. Now she wants to share her latest adventures from down under, to Bonnie Scotland. She might not always make decisions that help her parents sleep, but she knows how to feel alive. An optimistic two-wheeled journey across continents, with a little dose of cheekiness, come join in, and let's laugh together!...


Alfie Packham: My Gift to You

Alfie Packham: My Gift to You

Comedy

Alfie Packham: My Gift to You

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 3-12 at 13:30 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Enjoy this gift of a show by Alfie Packham, who’s here to unwrap love, death, and less thematic stuff like football, shoplifting, and milk. Writer for Radio 4’s The Now Show and The News Quiz, and The Guardian. BBC New Comedy Award nominee and Max Turner Comedy Prize winner 2022. 'A talented writer who is going places' (BBC Comedy). ...


Aidan Jones: Adult Adoption

Aidan Jones: Adult Adoption

Comedy

Aidan Jones: Adult Adoption

Comedy

The Counting House / The Attic
AUG 3-27 at 13:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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I never met my biological father. My Mum and step-Dad raised me from age 2. After my 32nd birthday he adopted me so I could get a UK visa. Wild, hey? I thought so too. As seen in his debut stand-up special 'Taco' on Amazon Prime. 'Punchlines that will leave you laughing for days on end... this is what an extremely well-crafted comedy set looks like. ★★★★★' Adelaide Advertiser 'One of the cleverest minds on the Aussie comedy circuit. ★★★★½' The West Australian 'He's a masterful storyteller... the warmest I've felt this festival. ...


Adventures! Journey Through Dungeons With Dragons

Adventures! Journey Through Dungeons With Dragons

Childrens

Adventures! Journey Through Dungeons With Dragons

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 3-20 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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From the creator of Science Magic, this is a comedy roleplaying show where the audience partakes in an adventure themselves. Spinning wheels, rolling dice and audience voting makes every show different. Family-friendly fantasy fun....


I'm Positive!

I'm Positive!

Comedy

I'm Positive!

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 3-13 at 13:35 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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I'm Positive! is the comical journey of Geena Andrews and her life with an STI. Getting kicked out of sex-ed, first sexual experiences, a big herpes scare at a young age, to the prophecy fulfilled and the denial that came with it, and finally- acceptance. This show is both an educational and a hysterical way to look at our sexual health and our own self worth. ...


Spring Day: Exvangelical (Work in Progress)

Spring Day: Exvangelical (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Spring Day: Exvangelical (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-14 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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As seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, American transplant Spring Day provides dark comedy for nice people. Watch as Spring examines her journey from joining a Christian cult at 13-year-old to making her way out and becoming a wiser 'woman of the world', no longer afraid of going to hell since everyone she loves will be there. Expect outrageous stories and sharp punchlines as Spring explores: the nature of cults, the role they play in our everyday lives, and the growing online community of ex-believers. Even as a work-in-progress, the show will be a hell of a lot tighter and more fun than any ch...


Pottervision

Pottervision

Comedy

Pottervision

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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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 15+, ...


129.5 Steps to Autistic Success

129.5 Steps to Autistic Success

Comedy

129.5 Steps to Autistic Success

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Being diagnosed with autism just over a year ago might just be the best thing that happened to Stags. Join him as he shares laughs and adventures and his ambitious 129.5-step plan for success....



101 Psychos: We turn Insanity into Hilarity

101 Psychos: We turn Insanity into Hilarity

Comedy

101 Psychos: We turn Insanity into Hilarity

Comedy

The Counting House / The Loft
AUG 4-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Sanity? Overrated! Let your inner psycho run wild! Our lineup of audacious comedians takes on the wild world of mental health with humor, wit, and raw honesty. From neuroses to breakdowns, we're laughing our way through the chaos. With a daily rotating lineup, you'll never run out of reasons to chuckle, chortle, and snicker at the wonderfully twisted world of mental health. Host by Moni Zhang, founder of Berlin Mental Health Festival....


ComedySportz

ComedySportz

Childrens

ComedySportz

Childrens

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 3-16 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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You've seen football... You've seen tennis... But have you seen Comedy as a sport? ComedySportz is an award-winning all action, all improvised competitive comedy show for all ages! Two teams go for gold with quick-witted gags and games inspired by your suggestions. There's a referee on hand to ensure a good clean match with penalties for bad behaviour and bad jokes. The players are ironing their kits and sharpening their wits for an hour of fast-paced laughs with players from ComedySportz teams from around the world. Who wins? YOU decide! ComedySportz have been delighting audiences acros...


Oddity Comedy

Oddity Comedy

Comedy

Oddity Comedy

Comedy

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 13:55 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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This is Oddity Comedy: A show so funny, even the name is fun to say! We are a comedy showcase featuring the best alternative acts on the UK circuit. Oddity Comedy is a place where the weird and wonderful come to entertain those who can handle it. 5 wacky acts every night guaranteed or your money back! (It's a free show). Previous acts include, Chin Wang, Freya Mallard, Philipp Kostelecky and Evaldas Karosas. Hosted by Lucas Jefcoate. ...


14:00

Jacob Hatton: Touchdown

Jacob Hatton: Touchdown

Comedy

Jacob Hatton: Touchdown

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 3-15 at 14:00 (60 min) - Free and Unticketed

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The clock ticks towards zero. On the sidelines cheerleaders whip the crowd into a frenzied chant of “USA! USA! USA!” The hotdog stand sizzles next to the jumbotron. On the field, Jacob steps up to throw the final hail mary touchdown. Everything comes down to this. Jacob Hatton is a dyspraxic, 30 something British stand-up comedian with one dream and one dream only, and that is to score the winning touchdown in the dying seconds of an American Football Movie. This is a comedy show about love, dreams and Football! For both sports fans and haters. Red blooded Americans only (and everyone el...


Comedy Caper

Comedy Caper

Comedy

Comedy Caper

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Games Room
AUG 3-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Comedy Caper's a mixed-bill show with an ever-changing and always exciting line-up. With well-known acts to up-and-comers, this is a show where you'll never know what you're going to get... except that it will always be hilarious. From stand-ups to characters to musical acts, Comedy Caper will keep you guessing and keep you laughing. So come on down, settle in, and go on a caper of varied comedy stylings....


Sam Coade and James Trickey: Floorfillers

Sam Coade and James Trickey: Floorfillers

Comedy

Sam Coade and James Trickey: Floorfillers

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Get your laughing shoes on because James Trickey and Sam Coade are bringing the floorfillers to the Edinburgh Fringe. Join rising stand-up chart toppers James (Chortle Student Runner Up, BBC New Comedy Award Shortlisted, 2Northdown New Act Semi-Finalist) and Sam (Double Bubble New Act Winner, West End New Act Runner Up, SYTYF Semi-Finalist) as they turn up the volume to a reasonable level and fill that floor with jokes (and #goodtimes)! Developed with support from Soho Theatre Labs, previous praise includes “Magnificent... Such well developed writing skills” (Chortle), “great stage pre...


Aaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Aaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Comedy

Aaaargh! It's the Monster Stand-Up Show!

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can 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 Joke of the Fringe Winner 2022, 2021 and 2016, Winner UK Pun Champion 2016. Showcasing a different line-up every day featuring the best of the fest....


Game On: Boss Level

Game On: Boss Level

Childrens

Game On: Boss Level

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 3-23, 25-27 at 14:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Matty has finally reached a level in GAME LAND no one else has ever reached. BOSS LEVEL Can he make it home? Will he survive to the end? Can he be bothered finish this senten.... Boss Level pitches the best video game villains from the past, present and future against Matty and his audience. Strap in for a roller coaster ride of unlimited adventure as teh game come to life off the screen and into the real world. The perfect show for kids of all ages 5 - 50. Matty Grey Kids Comedian Winner Best Kids show Sydney Fringe 2013 Winner Best Kids show Perth Fringe 2017 Winner B...



Abi Clarke: Try Hard (Work in Progress)

Abi Clarke: Try Hard (Work in Progress)

Comedy

Abi Clarke: Try Hard (Work in Progress)

Comedy

The City Cafe / Hollywood
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 14:05 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Stand-up comedian and social media star Abi Clarke works on new jokes and material in an intimate venue, working to develop her first debut show and tour. Abi Clarke is a "hilarious and relatable" comic who performs stand-up across the country at some of the top comedy clubs in the UK and has just finished supporting Russell Kane on tour. She took to the internet in 2020 due to lockdown, and achieved remarkable success. She now has a total of 1.8M followers across Instagram, TikTok and Youtube and produces viral videos that have been shared by the likes of E! News, BuzzFeed, LADbible, Good...


Millwall Jew

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Millwall Jew

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Brand new stand-up show from the UK's favourite Jewish comedian. What happens when a Jewish soccer fans gets tired of everyone assuming he supports Tottenham Hotspur and decides to follow his local team instead. Millwall F.C. They say Jews are funny, Ivor Dembina proves it! ...


Comedians and (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedians and (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

Comedians and (Similar to but Legally Distinct from) Dragons

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 3-27 at 14:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Join 3 of the mightiest comedians in the land (and the GM), as they embark on an epic adventure, filled with dice rolls, glory, and probably at least a few failed death saves. This is a live game with audience interaction, so put on your robe and wizard hat, pour yourself a flagon and get ready to see some very questionable decisions being made. A show for everyone, whether you're a forever GM, or you called someone a nerd once and now you feel bad about it. LET'S GO ON AN ADVENTURE! ...


AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

AC/DC: Australian Comedians / Dope Comedy

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 14:15 (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)....


One Man 12 Angry Men

One Man 12 Angry Men

Comedy

One Man 12 Angry Men

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 3-27 at 14:25 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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In a world where one man can be one character, Alexander Richmond dares to be twelve of them. Just like the play “Twelve Angry Men” this is a show about twelve opinionated characters, but unlike the play: the characters in this show are not jurors, nor are they all angry, some are even quite sweet. Hopefully, you’ll get to meet the sweet ones, because there’s no guarantee of who you might meet when you sit down each night. Utilising your new fangled smart devices, you choose from a roster of unique characters ranging from a sour-faced musical parodist to the current record holder of the longe...


The Church of Princess Cassandra

The Church of Princess Cassandra

Theatre

The Church of Princess Cassandra

Theatre

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Is anybody really listening to you? Under the cover of mid to late afternoon, a group of women meet with just one thing on their mind... REVENGE! Sick of being spoken over at dinner, tired of signing all the petitions and never ever seeing any actual change, the Church of Princess Cassandra are committed to enacting dastardly (but only slightly illegal) revenge on the oppressor; the system... the Man (and sometimes Wo-man). The Church of Princess Cassandra is a little comedy play with big Greek Tragedy energy, about what happens when you are done with waiting politely for your turn to...


Simon Jay: Permacrisis

Simon Jay: Permacrisis

Comedy

Simon Jay: Permacrisis

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 3-9 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A brand new hour of stand-up, offering hope to an embittered audience and practical advice of how to survive permacrisis, culture wars and what opinion you’re meant to have about Meghan Markle. More importantly is there even a place to be an unapologetic, autistic, non-binary left-wing queer vegetarian who wants to tell unbelievably offensive jokes?...


Overthinking It

Overthinking It

Comedy

Overthinking It

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 4-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Ori Halevy, a well known Israeli TV and cinema writer and founder of Epic Comedy Berlin, will split his mind and an hour with the Edinburgh fringe veteran German comedian Francesco Kirchhoff to bring you 2 hours condensed into 1 so you know there will be no dead air or dead Jews....



Stand-up Philosophy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

Stand-up Philosophy

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Stand-up Philosophy is a compilation of stand-up comedians and experts exploring big philosophical ideas through comedy. A changing lineup of our favourite performers hosted in 2023 by Alex Farrow "Packs a philosophical punch" ★★★★★ The Student "practically perfect in every way... JS Mill, Nagal, Nietzche and Schrodinger all make an appearance in this endlessly delightful, funny hour" ★★★★★ The Scotsman “ingenious” ★★★★ Binge Fringe...


101 Comedy – Club Free

101 Comedy – Club Free

Comedy

101 Comedy – Club Free

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-27 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). ...


Aaaaaaaaaaaand My Favourite Album is, the Best of the Fringe

Aaaaaaaaaaaand My Favourite Album is, the Best of the Fringe

Comedy

Aaaaaaaaaaaand My Favourite Album is, the Best of the Fringe

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 3-20 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

A compilation show of several of the comedy circuit’s best up and coming acts, hosted by award-winning Sachin Kumarendran; Comedy Writer for the Labour Party 2017 General Election Campaign, and star of BBC One's This is My House, Sachin was a Finalist in the national competitions Manford's New Act and Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year, and was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award. He is a regular at the UK’s top comedy clubs and the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as other national comedy festivals, with sell-out shows at Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham Comedy festivals. H...


Shaman You!

Shaman You!

Comedy

Shaman You!

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 3-11 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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'An outstanding performance’ Arts Award Voice- Sarah Hobden ✰✰✰✰✰ ’I found myself constantly surprised and impressed by Stone’s brilliant magical escapades.’ Broadway Baby ✰✰✰✰ ‘His skills as a conjurer and mentalist are remarkable’ Edinburgh Spotlight ✰✰✰✰ ‘Highly original’ The Stage & Television Today ✰✰✰✰ Ian is the world's only rational skeptic psychic comedian. This means he doesn't really know how he does the amazing things he does, but he seriously doubts...


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 / Upstairs
AUG 4-15, 17-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Raul Kohli returns with his sell out (Two Years Running!) hour of crowd work. No prepared material, no poignant moment at the 45th minute, no laboured script, no death in the family, just 60 minutes of unadulterated improvised spontaneous hilarity. 'Superb' - The Scotsman 'A Powerhouse' Steve Bennet, Chortle ‘Hilarious’ Judah Friedlander ‘Inspiringly Intelligent’ Paul Sinha 'Funny, Moving, Powerful' Mike Reiss (Writer/Producer - The Simpsons) ...


The Make Marriage Worx Group

The Make Marriage Worx Group

Comedy

The Make Marriage Worx Group

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 5-12 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Andrea Burke-Bottom is a former alpha wife and boss babe, who took the pledge to become a traditional wife to avoid upsetting her husband's floundering masculinity. However, Andrea continued to struggle with her will to dominate - so she developed a series of methodologies and devices guaranteed to stop her alpha ways in their tracks. So pleased with her creations, Andrea founded 'The Make Marriage Worx Group' - a programme teaching women to be the 'perfect wives'. But can all this save Andrea's marriage and her husband's ego? The MMWG is a satirical dramedy exploring the trad-wife ...


The Young-ish Offenders

The Young-ish Offenders

Comedy

The Young-ish Offenders

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 3-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Two biys from Cork. They're not that young but they've committed crimes. Richy Sheehy (viral sensation as seen on Soccer AM) and Mark O'Keeffe (Show Me the Funny Winner, 2019) bring you their best, wildest hour. Richy Sheehy (viral sensation as seen on Soccer AM) and Mark O'Keeffe (Show Me the Funny Winner, 2019) bring you their best, wildest hour for 2023. 'These guys are going to be huge' (David McSavage). 'Cork's finest export' (Red FM)....


The Asian Comedy Showcase!

The Asian Comedy Showcase!

Comedy

The Asian Comedy Showcase!

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-27 at 14:45 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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From the East to Edinburgh, it's The Asian Comedy Showcase! Catch some of the best Asian acts (and one token white person) from all over the world! Our acts have been seen on the BBC, Comedy Central, Netflix and various Asian TV Channels you won't recognize! Lineup changes every day, and regularly hosted by Sam See (Singapore, ★★★★★ - OnTheMic)! If you don't watch this show, you're probably racist! [FOR LEGAL REASONS YOU ARE NOT, BUT STILL, YOU SHOULD COME TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE] ...



The Early Late Show

The Early Late Show

Comedy

The Early Late Show

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 4-27 at 14:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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Join Fringe-favourite comedian Vladimir McTavish and a daily guest host for the return of the Fringe's sell-out 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 there's the best in stand-up comedy, scintillating conversation and comics taking 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 Pay What You Can entry!...


Glass Crumpet's Sketch Show

Glass Crumpet's Sketch Show

Comedy

Glass Crumpet's Sketch Show

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 3-19 at 14:50 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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From Glass Crumpet, comes an all-new Sketch Show. Founded in 2022, Glass Crumpet is a Manchester-based comedy group with the ethos of making comedy accessible to everyone, regardless of their income, who promote comedy by the working class, for the working class. Returning to the Fringe after making their debut with SalFunni 2022, Glass Crumpet brings laughter, mystery and intrigue with their detective-based Sketch Show. With something for everyone, Glass Crumpet are one not to miss....


15:00

McClaine Beirne: Wheelie Funny

McClaine Beirne: Wheelie Funny

Comedy

McClaine Beirne: Wheelie Funny

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-9, 16-27 at 15:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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If you want a good laugh for 45 minutes straight this is the show for you. McClaine tells hilarious honest stories about his life. Even though this stand up, can't stand up he pulls no punches and aims right for your funny bone....


Angel Comedy Showcase

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Angel Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 15:00 (50 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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