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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 15 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

Chocolate Orange

Chocolate Orange

Comedy

Chocolate Orange

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 14-27 at 10:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Sri Lankan comedian Maddie Fernando and Scottish comedian Stevie Coulter bring you Chocolate Orange! This is going to be a weird show with downright bizarre impressions, awkward stories of teenage crushes, failed attempts at flirtation and tales of millennial dread. Join us for this wonderful debut show and bring your friends along for a whole hour of weirdness and laughter! ...


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...


Wiki Knows Best – Mythical Islands

Wiki Knows Best – Mythical Islands

Comedy

Wiki Knows Best – Mythical Islands

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 14-27 at 10:15 (45 min) - Free & Unticketed

Wiki Knows Best – Mythical Islands A one-woman show – part comedy, part edutainment, part love letter to the world at large and Europe in particular. This show will take you on a journey to faraway places you didn’t know existed – ever heard of Hy-Brasil? – and down the rabbit holes of your own backyard, all the while proving that learning and exploring can be fun. Or at least funny. An adventure. An expedition to go where many have gone before. The opportunity to look with fresh eyes on old sights, and find the gold that’s only available to you. An exploitation of the (un)availa...


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...



The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Comedy

The Breakfast Club

Comedy

The City Cafe / Nineties
AUG 14-27 at 10:40 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The Breakfast Club is a free stand-up comedy compilation show featuring 3 fantastic comedians. It’s the most important show of the day, right? Hosted by Ben Ashurst (as featured on BBC Radio), The Breakfast Club will feature the very best comedy the Fringe has to offer. Every day, our menu of acts will be refreshed so whatever your comedy palette, the Breakfast Club will have something for you. Get your day at the Fringe off to the best possible start with some award-winning stand-up comedy, and join The Breakfast Club!...


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). ...


As I Roved Out

As I Roved Out

Music

As I Roved Out

Music

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 14-27 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Journey along ancient song lines with The Bardesse, everywoman time-travelling troubadour, as your guide. Weaving together theatre, traditional Celtic folk ballads and storytelling accompanied by fiddle and guitar, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and newcomer to the Fringe, Bronwyn Claire Asha invites you to begin your day with a delightful and immersive voyage through the history of song and story to discover just how connected we are to each other, to our earth, and to those we came before us. The future has an ancient heart: will you take up the call in remembrance of it?...


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....


Giggles fae Glasge

Giggles fae Glasge

Comedy

Giggles fae Glasge

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 14-15, 18 at 12:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

Giggles fae Glesga brings together six of the best up and coming female comedians from the funniest city in the world! We come from far and wide, cover four generations, and we all have our own unique take on life, womanhood, and this crazy, beautiful city we call home. The show is headlined by gallus Glasgwegian Amanda Hursy, who seems to always find herself in embarrassing situations. But when life goes spectacularly sideways, all that is left to do is laugh! As featured on the BBC, Amanda has performed stand up comedy all over the country from local comedy clubs, arena tour support and e...



Big Smoke Comedy

Big Smoke Comedy

Comedy

Big Smoke Comedy

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 15-27 at 12:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Big Smoke Comedy is stand-up comedy with a fully improvised finale and the only show of its kind. A variety of ferociously independent comics perform individually, then form a one-night-only ensemble to play off audience suggestions. Come meet the characters, watch them play and help shape the acts with your warmth and laughter. Cast includes resident MC Brooke Hoerr and select performers from both the British Isles and international comedy circuit....


#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

Chat Shows

Live Podcast Hour

Chat Shows

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!...


Comics Vs Kids: The Super Showdown

Comics Vs Kids: The Super Showdown

Childrens

Comics Vs Kids: The Super Showdown

Childrens

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 14-20 at 12:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Beloved UK comic and kids comedian Nik Coppin brings his new show to the Fringe full of jokes, chaos, mayhem, his own cartoons and special guests. Have a laugh with him and his comedy friends, win some prizes and battle to see who is funnier and cleverer; comedians or kids! An awesome time is guaranteed to be had by all. "Super funny, super fun and charisma up the wazoo, Nik's awesome!" ★★★★1/2 - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2009 “Fast and funny … the audience loved it … sweetly, wildly hilarious” ★★★★ - Rip It Up, Adelaid...


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!...


eBae: Ruby Carr WIP

eBae: Ruby Carr WIP

Comedy

eBae: Ruby Carr WIP

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 14-27 at 13:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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My name is Ruby Carr and I am a sucker for a bargain. Deep dive into the weird wonderful world of eBay with me. I’m obsessed with the thrill of an auction, it’s like shopping – but with a winner. I will show you my favourite hidden worlds and the weird subcultures of eBay. It’s a car boot sale but for every village crazy. I have found a treasure trove of people not just selling items but a little piece of their life. I have bought it all. Is this because I am a sucker for a good story, or is it my obsessive-compulsive disorder combining with my hyperfocus fixation of my ADHD? You decide! ...


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....


3rd Rock From The Pun: Darren Walsh

3rd Rock From The Pun: Darren Walsh

Comedy

3rd Rock From The Pun: Darren Walsh

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 15-27 at 13:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Like puns? Like space travel? Of course you do. Join Darren for an hour of silly jokes and visuals as he takes us on a journey from the origins of life to our place in the universe. The first ever Fringe show created using Ai! Please only come if you like puns. Seriously, there's a lot of puns. Stuff like: “Black holes suck, big time". That kind of thing. ('Punbelievable!' ***** Mirror, Winner of Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, Joke of Leicester Comedy Festival and the UK's first Pun Champion) ...


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...



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...


Adam Greene and Peter Bazely: Bi and Large – Bier and Larger

Adam Greene and Peter Bazely: Bi and Large – Bier and Larger

Comedy

Adam Greene and Peter Bazely: Bi and Large – Bier and Larger

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 10-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Comedians and chums Adam Greene and Peter Bazely bring you a brain-melting, browbeating, bro-mantic, booze-fuelled Standup comedy show. Full of special guests and laughs a plenty. As seen on BBC, BT Sport and Tiktok. 5 Stars - Cambridge Footlights When the two multi award winning comedians Adam Greene and Peter Bazely decided to form comedy super group Bi and Large, they knew it would be a hit but nothing prepared them for the success that lay ahead. Oft cited as the definitive comedy duo, their growth has outreaches their grasp. With more bookings than anyone can handle, they’ve decided th...


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...


The Edinburgh Fridge Show

The Edinburgh Fridge Show

Comedy

The Edinburgh Fridge Show

Comedy

West Port Oracle / Flight Club
AUG 12-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 14:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Come and hear from SMEG, the most poetic fridge on the fringe! 45 minutes of character comedy, silly poems and the best props you'll ever see in your life! What's in the fridge? Everyone wants to know. The steaks could not be higher.... Special guests include a dairy cow, a tomato and some dust. Audience Review Edinburgh Fringe 2022 (Alisa): "This was honestly the best thing I saw at Fringe. It was unwholesomely weird and I laughed so much that I sweated right through my nice top. Thank you Smeg. Smeg Smeg Smeg" ​ Audience Review Edinburgh Fringe 2022 (Freddie): "Genius!" ̴...


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 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 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

Fat, Femme and Crippled

Fat, Femme and Crippled

Comedy

Fat, Femme and Crippled

Comedy

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

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In Fat, Femme & Crippled, Alex drives their mobility scooter on the intersection between disability of queer culture. Using their experience as a non verbal queer person to educate, captivate, but most of all titillate their audiences as they demonstrate that disabled people are just as filthy and capable of making the same bad life choices as everyone else. This performance is not one to miss. Expect to leave feeling both delighted and disgusted all at once. ...


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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Award-winning Angel Comedy (Repeated "Best Venue in UK" Award Winner) brings a whole new showcase of acts to Edinburgh for the 7th year - after 6 sell-out years! Award-winning comedians and the best new acts, free! Watch the stars of the future, for free. Or book ahead to guarantee entry. Time Out recommended and Top 10 on TripAdvisor ...



James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

James Nokise: God Damn Fancy Man

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 15:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Joyful, daring and undeniably sharp, God Damn Fancy Man is the stunning show described as 'a glorious treasure trove of fascinating and funny stories' ( The Scotsman) from critically acclaimed, internationally award-winning comedian James Nokise. Covering a thrilling whirlwind of topics with skilful ease and exhilarating energy, Nokise's brand of joyously cathartic stand-up will twist its way into your psyche and leave you delighted. 'Packed full of paternal wisdom and wit' **** (Fest). ' 'Nokise is a joy to have on stage' ***** (Scotsman). 'There can be few more accomplished raconteurs a...


Keroseno and Finito: Cock O'Clock

Keroseno and Finito: Cock O'Clock

Comedy

Keroseno and Finito: Cock O'Clock

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 14-16 at 15:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Warning: This play deals with a mother's suicide among other traumatic experiences and contains heavy themes that may be disturbing for some viewers. It is recommended for ages 18 and over. Transgressive tragicomedy that follows LGBT+ siblings Keroseno and Finito in their fight for suicide prevention and the search for their true identity. The play addresses serious topics, but presents them with a spicy sense of humour for an adult audience. Through their journey, the characters learn to confront their demons and accept who they are, all while laughing at the comedic situations they encounter...


Shaggers

Shaggers

Comedy

Shaggers

Comedy

Dragonfly / Main Room
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 15:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The worldwide hit show returns with a line-up of superb and varied comedians from all around the Fringe doing material based around the hilarious, cheeky subject of shagging. "The perfect way to close a night at the festival" ★★★★★ (Funny Tonne, Melbourne International Comedy Festival) "A tour de force of laughter filled mischievous comedy" ★★★★★ (ArtsInLeicestershire.co.uk) "Excellent" ★★★★★ (Audience Review, Edfringe.com) "Utterly hilarious" ★★★★1/2 (Perth Fringe Worl...


101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

101 Clean Jokes in 30 Minutes

Comedy

Dropkick Murphys / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 15:15 (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 clean jokes in 30 mins. 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 best joke tellers on the circuit....


Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse CLEAN Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Chamber
AUG 4-27 at 15:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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The Pick of the Fringe has been a hit show at the Fringe for 19 years, an annual selection of the best in stand-up comedy in Edinburgh. And now this brand-new clean version has arrived! It's the same succulent smorgasbord of fantastically funny stand-up comedy headliners chosen from around the Fringe, with the rude bits taken out, so suitable for everyone! With four different comics daily, and it's Pay What You Can entry! 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of the Fringe). **** (List). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Herald Sun). **** (TheArgus.co.uk)....


Candace Bryan: Communist Dad

Candace Bryan: Communist Dad

Comedy

Candace Bryan: Communist Dad

Comedy

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

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In her new show, Communist Dad, American comedian Candace Bryan tells the story of her unusual childhood in Memphis, Tennessee—from her absentee mom and banjo-playing Marxist father, to her time spent living in the projects and her conversion to Judaism at 9 years old. It’s a rags-to-riches story that is both quintessentially American and quintessentially anti-American...and somehow all completely true. Adding in stories about cocaine, mayonnaise, and other lethal substances, Candace concocts a playful takedown of society’s obsession with motherhood, the expectations of the nuclear fami...


Not My Audience!

Not My Audience!

Comedy

Not My Audience!

Comedy

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

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The stand-up panel show that you control is back! Answer the daft questions on our exclusive app and influence what three of the Fringe's top comedians will do on stage for you. A different show every time, and a must for comedy fans who want to see the festival's top talent at the top of ...


Cerys Bradley: Not Over Thinking Things 2019

Cerys Bradley: Not Over Thinking Things 2019

Comedy

Cerys Bradley: Not Over Thinking Things 2019

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Alcove
AUG 3-25, 27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Did Cerys cause their parents' divorce? Are they too mean to their work colleagues? Did they just make that interaction really awkward? Is a new year's resolution ever going to be enough to fix their personality? In this surreal and silly interactive stand-up show/birthday party, you get to decide. Cerys is a non-binary comedian and Autistic Excellence Award Winner at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022. As seen on BBC1 Wales, BBC iPlayer & BBC Radio Wales. “Very funny..this is a must see." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Neurodiverse Review "Important as it is hilarious" National Wales^...



Aussies Abroad

Aussies Abroad

Comedy

Aussies Abroad

Comedy

Home Bar / Basement
AUG 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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Aussies Abroad consists of Kyle Dolan, Anno Gomes and Jon Walpole - three rising stars of Australian Comedy. After appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, they travel to Edinburgh to perform a split hour of comedy. KYLE DOLAN Kyle Dolan is a comedian & producer with experience across film and live comedy. He hosts Liars & Clowns: A Late Night Comedy Show, which sold out shows at the 2022 Adelaide Fringe and received 5 star reviews. In August 2022, the show toured to the Edinburgh Fringe, where it sold out shows at the Assembly Rooms. He stud...


Eric Rushton: Not That Deep

Eric Rushton: Not That Deep

Comedy

Eric Rushton: Not That Deep

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / The Long Room
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Channel 4 Sean Lock Comedy Award Winner, Best New Show Nominee 2023 (Leicester Comedy Festival) and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. Daughters, lock up your mothers - Eric Rushton has a new show. Less about death than his first show and more about dolphins. FestMag Edinburgh Fringe Top Comedy Picks 2023 ★★★★ “Daring originality… Understatedly delightful” FestMag British Comedy Guide Recommended Shows 2023 'Manages to keep a stag party almost rapt even while talking about the toxic pressures of masculinity' Chortle 'He’s a master craftsmen, with an arsenal ...


Sex and Drugs and Getting Old

Sex and Drugs and Getting Old

Comedy

Sex and Drugs and Getting Old

Comedy

Eastside / Karaoke Room
AUG 3-8, 10-19 at 15:45 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Solo debut from established and popular London based comedian. Expect good jokes, funny stories and the odd burst on the harmonica. Andy Zapp literally proves that these days you have to be old to be funny....


AMJ: ADDER

AMJ: ADDER

Comedy

AMJ: ADDER

Comedy

The Hanover Tap / The Wee Tap
AUG 3-16 at 15:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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After a successful run at Edinburgh with his show Entertainer, comedian AMJ is back with his brand new show Adder. A show about growing up but not wanting to . 'He always brings energy and laughs' -BBC Radio 'I really love this act' -Steven Mulhern 'A big slice of comedy' -KM Express 'The next best thing to antidepressants' -Chambers Chortle "Guaranteed to make you smile" Stand and Deliver ...


Olaf Falafel: Look What Fell Out Of My Head

Olaf Falafel: Look What Fell Out Of My Head

Comedy

Olaf Falafel: Look What Fell Out Of My Head

Comedy

The Pear Tree / Main Room
AUG 3-15, 17-27 at 15:45 (55 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Olaf Falafel, serial botherer of 'Dave's Funniest Jokes Of The Fringe' list, is back with another hour of highbrow/lowbrow surrealist comedy. Expect jokes of varying quality, expect a little bit of audience participation and expect a bucketful of joy. Olaf guarantees two things - it will be stupid and it will be funny. “A world with a laugh in every moment“ Kate Copstick, The Scotsman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Always one of the daftest, looniest shows on the fringe“ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke ⭐️⭐️⭐️...


Alex and Sharlin: White Chicks 2

Alex and Sharlin: White Chicks 2

Comedy

Alex and Sharlin: White Chicks 2

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Wee Room
AUG 14-27 at 15:45 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £2.50

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In 2021 Alex and Sharlin performed White Chicks 2 to sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2022 they took White Chicks 2 to Soho Theatre. This year they’re back and ready to run this thing into the ground. White Chicks 2 is a split hour from two stand-ups who happen to be brown women. Did your parents advertise in a Bangladeshi newspaper to try and find you a husband? Ever thought about cheating on your rescue dog? Want to watch something that literally has nothing to do with White Chicks? This show is for you. Alex Bertulis-Fernandes was a So You Think You’re Funny? Semi-Finali...


16:00

Best Comedy Show Edinburgh Fringe

Best Comedy Show Edinburgh Fringe

Comedy

Best Comedy Show Edinburgh Fringe

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 3-15 at 16:00 (40 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Award-winning stand-up comedian Ben Clover returns with his most Google-able show yet - "Best Comedy Show Edinburgh Festival". This charming and hilarious show sees Ben return older but no wiser as he takes a sideways look at the everyday things that drive us mad while cocking a snook at our lords and masters! Part stand-up show, part game-show - all fun! This one has it all! "A delight" - Chortle "Comedy Gold" - Bruce Dessau ...


Noam Shuster Eliassi: Coexistence My A**

Noam Shuster Eliassi: Coexistence My A**

Comedy

Noam Shuster Eliassi: Coexistence My A**

Comedy

Bar 50 / Upstairs
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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After her failed attempt at diplomacy through the UN, Noam turns to the mic to tell you about her Palestinian best friends, Iranian family, and viral marriage proposal to the Saudi Prince. Confused? She is too. So join Noam for an hour of comedy gold in this one-woman show from the funniest Jewish comedian in the world* (*according to her mother)....



The Irish Mob - Free

The Irish Mob - Free

Comedy

The Irish Mob - Free

Comedy

Bar Soba / Secret Soba
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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The Irish Mob is a brand new Irish Comedy Show with a twist: Irish comedians performing in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival! This wild and exciting compilation show brings together the best of Ireland's up-and-coming comedians, rising stars, alongside seasoned headliners. Hosted and MC'd by award-winning Comedian John O'Keeffe (Bray Comedy Festival's Best New Act 2019) "So Funny" -- Wendy Liebman...


All About Philosophy in 100 Jokes

All About Philosophy in 100 Jokes

Comedy

All About Philosophy in 100 Jokes

Comedy

Brass Monkey / The Cinema Room
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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What happens when a philosopher and a comedian come into a bar? In this case, a long night of drinking alone. Oleg Denisov, a critically acclaimed international comedian, screenwriter, and philosopher by training, sets out to answer mankind’s biggest questions with the most unlikely medium: jokes. Jokes that will take you on a rollercoaster ride from all the ancient Greek dudes with questionable morals, to the great issues of modern day – like should we hate Starbucks because of ethics, or just because their coffee is sh*t. Will you laugh a lot? Yes. Will the show change you forever? Defini...


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 16:00 (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....


American Cheese

American Cheese

Comedy

American Cheese

Comedy

The Cocktail Mafia / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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American Cheese is a showcase of the American comedy scene, produced by Mark Henely and Shafer Ward. With a different lineup each day, American Cheese will present you with some of the funniest comics from the American comedy scene, as well as Fringe favorites from all around the world. American Cheese sets out on a nearly impossible mission: to not only provide its audiences with a memorable comedy experience, but to also get Europeans to admit that American cheese is not that bad, if not kinda good when you've had a drink or two (samples might be at play!). ...


Ian Stone Will Make It Better

Ian Stone Will Make It Better

Comedy

Ian Stone Will Make It Better

Comedy

The Counting House / The Ballroom
AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Feel like life is getting you down? Ian Stone will make it better. Seriously funny - The Guardian. **** 'One of the top ten comedians in Britain' - The Independent **** ...


1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

1001 Normal Dysfunctional Families

Comedy

The Raging Bull / Cellar
AUG 3-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5.00

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Embark on a wildly entertaining journey with our stand-up comedy game show, where comedians go head-to-head, turning childhood traumas into comedic gold. As the audience, you decide which comedian had the most hilarious and challenging upbringing . The competition has 3 rounds. Round 1: Comedians do a five-minute stand-up set, regaling you with tales of their family and childhood escapades. Round 2: Witness the comedians' improvisational prowess as they reenact a family argument scene. Round 3: Based on the Improv game "Scenes we'd like to see", with family topics, it will be a list ...


Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest

Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest

Comedy

Funny Cluckers – Best of the Fest

Comedy

The Three Sisters / Maggie's Front Room
AUG 5-19 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Four top-quality, fowl-mouthed acts, hand-plucked from around the festival. For the poultry sum of a bucket contribution on eggsit. Guaranteed to be clucking funny. Cockmungously not suitable for the family. ...


An Irish Work in Progress

An Irish Work in Progress

Comedy

An Irish Work in Progress

Comedy

Eastside / The Den
AUG 4-13, 15-21, 23-26 at 16:05 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Rising Irish comedian Mike Rice is working through some brand-new stories and jokes about cows, the Dali Lama, insomnia and the power of the human mind. Mike has millions of views online and has featured on BBC, RTE, and BBC Radio 1. 'The best new comedian I’ve seen in years' (Karl Spain). '50 minutes of jokes that make you laugh out loud' (EdinburghGuide.com)....



The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

Comedy

The Bite (A Mouthful of Fringe Madness)

Comedy

Bar 50 / The Garden Room
AUG 3-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Raucous, wild and a little bit different, this one-hour compilation show with a changing daily line-up, gives you a fabulous cross-section of Fringe madness in one crazy bite-sized chunk. Performances may include anything from improv to stand-up to drag to poetry to musical comedy. A daily Fringe taster menu that will have you coming back for more, all stirred up and served to your baffled faces by the mischievous and gorgeous Stags and Ettrick-Hogg. The show you'll be talking about for years to come!...


Sid Singh: Table For One

Sid Singh: Table For One

Comedy

Sid Singh: Table For One

Comedy

Cabaret Voltaire / Main Room
AUG 3-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets - from £5

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Comedian and Human Rights advocate Sid Singh (BBC, NBC, Comedy Central, iUmor) returns with a new hit show that has sold out all over Europe and Asia. After helping the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies win AGAIN at the Supreme Court through his comedy tours (seriously, we don't get it exactly either) Sid continues to travel all over Europe via train and couch to raise money for refugees all over the world. His new message? The power of shame and how to shame people with power! As an Indian disappointment to his parents and an alumni of a Catholic high school, Sid is an expert of failing t...


3's Comedy: Afternoons

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

3's Comedy: Afternoons

Comedy

The City Cafe / Las Vegas
AUG 3-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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You’ve had a big lunch, now have a big laugh at 3’s Comedy: Afternoons. Each show will feature three of the best Australian comedians at the Festival for an hour of hilarious stand-up comedy. They've done stand-up on television, they've won awards, they've written for TV, they've sold out shows, they've gigged around the world and now they've arrived in Edinburgh to do comedy for you! "It's a funny show!" - Adelaide Advertiser. ...


Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade

Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade

Comedy

Sasha Ellen: When Life Gives You Ellens Make Ellenade

Comedy

The Counting House / The Lounge
AUG 3-24 at 16:15 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A brand new hour of comedy from the hilariously funny, aggressively nerdy and down right adorable Sasha Ellen. Sasha asks and then answers the big questions so you don't have to. Is it hard to find love in this here modern world? Yes. Do serial killers have better interior design skills than your average Joe? Yup. Does size matter? A bit. "Honest, hilarious and horrifying... the comedy future looks good for Ellen” Canal-St. “Smart, self-possessed and with great heart… comedy done well” ★★★★ TheStudent “This is a comedian you need to keep an eye out for” ★★&#...


Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

Laughing Horse Pick of the Fringe

Comedy

The Three Sisters / The Live Room
AUG 4-27 at 16:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can - Tickets from £5

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The very best comedians selected from across the Fringe with a different top-notch comedy line-up at every show. It's the absolute best way to see a great Fringe comedy smorgasbord, with line-ups selected from shows and venues all around the Fringe and the international comedy circuit... And you can Pay What You Can to watch! International Festival sell-out shows 2004-2023. 'Cracking comedy selection' ***** (Cream of the Fringe). 'A Great Night Out' ***** (SouthWestLive.co.uk). 'A fantastic night of comedy' **** (ThreeWeeks). **** (List). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Studen...


Earthly Blessings

Earthly Blessings

Comedy

Earthly Blessings

Comedy

Eastside / The Lounge
AUG 3-27 at 16:25 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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Psychic Stu! You may be lucky and get your fortune told by the man himself. Meet his spirit guide who is always by his side. Mary – he never goes anywhere without her. You never know, you may even get your aura or chakra system sorted... with his trusty healing wafter.